India’s Air Pegasus in talks to sell 30% stake

August 28, 2016 9:26 am
India’s Air Pegasus in talks to sell 30% stake

Air Pegasus (OP, Bangalore Int’l) Managing Director, Shyson Thomas, says talks are currently ongoing with an undisclosed Singaporean private-equity fund over the possible sale of a 30% stake in the struggling airline. In an interview with The Economic Times, Thomas said he still expects the carrier, which is owned by […]

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SAA denies Hong Kong service in jeopardy

August 26, 2016 6:48 pm
SAA denies Hong Kong service in jeopardy

South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has denied reports in the South African press claiming its Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok services are in jeopardy. This weekend, The Sunday Times claimed authorities in the Chinese autonomous territory had given the carrier until September 6 to submit its 2016 annual […]

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easyJet mum on purported takeover offer

August 25, 2016 8:42 am
easyJet mum on purported takeover offer

easyJet (U2, London Luton) has declined to comment on rumours a take-over offer has been made for the low-cost carrier. Financial news outlets such as the Financial Times last week reported lessor AerCap and easyJet founder Stelios Hajji-Ioannou had teamed up to submit an offer of GBP6.4 billion (USD8.4 billion) […]

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Thailand’s NokScoot to anchor fleet renewal on used B777s

August 24, 2016 8:56 am
Thailand’s NokScoot to anchor fleet renewal on used B777s

NokScoot (XW, Bangkok Don Mueang) has revised its fleet expansion plans and has now opted to purchase more used B777s widebodies as opposed to the previously announced plan to acquire either A330neo or B787s. In an interview with CAPA earlier this month, NokScoot chairman Patee Sarasin said the Nok Air/Scoot […]

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Poland’s Enter Air fined €1.1mn for Paris noise disturbances

August 19, 2016 8:35 am
Poland’s Enter Air fined €1.1mn for Paris noise disturbances

Authorities in France briefly seized a B737-800 belonging to Enter Air (E4, Warsaw Chopin) last week citing EUR1.103 million (USD1.242 million) worth of unpaid noise disturbance fines. The French noise abatement authority (Autorité de Contrôle Des Nuisances Sonores Aéroportuaires – ACNUSA) said in a statement that the aircraft was grounded […]

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