Air India Express mulls domestic market expansion

September 16, 2016 12:04 am
Air India Express mulls domestic market expansion

Air India Express (IX, Mumbai Int’l) has contracted an undisclosed consultancy to draw up a network expansion plan that could see the LCC boosting its domestic Indian presence. Airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Krisnamurthi Shyam Sunda told India’s Business Standard that the proposal should be completed in the coming three […]

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PIA to acquire eight B787s

September 8, 2016 6:29 pm
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PIA – Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Karachi Int’l) is set to acquire eight B787s from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) the BBC has reported quoting the carrier’s chairman Azam Saigol. In an interview, Saigol said an agreement had been reached in principle with the US manufacturer with the first deliveries due […]

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Albanian government to decentralize flights away from Tirana

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Adria Airways (JP, Ljubljana) and several other carriers have expressed an interest in starting flights to the northeastern Albanian town of Kukes. According to EX-YU Aviation News, the announcement comes after the Albanian government outlined plans to lift a moratorium on flights to anywhere other than Tirana. By decentralizing services […]

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Nigeria’s First Nation Airways suspends operations

September 3, 2016 9:26 am
Nigeria’s First Nation Airways suspends operations

First Nation Airways (FRN, Lagos) has become the second Nigerian carrier in two days to announce its suspension of operations. Nigeria’s oldest carrier, Aero Contractors (NG, Lagos), suspended all operations on Thursday, September 1 citing a worsening economy crisis coupled with a lack of available aviation fuel. However, in a […]

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Sloppy Turkish lessor almost causes diplomatic fracas

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Sloppy Turkish lessor almost causes diplomatic fracas

A B737-800 sporting the livery of WOL – Wings of Lebanon (W7, Beirut) almost caused a diplomatic incident this week after it was spotted at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion, Israel, on Wednesday. After the first images of TC-TLH (msn 27984) in Israel emerged on social media, Lebanese and Israeli newspapers […]

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