Coincidentally today I read Peach first A321LR entered service on January 18 initially between Osaka and Okinawa, but with 5 more LRs arriving they will have the ability to utilize the model deep into Southeast Asia and potentially take over or supplement existing ANA routes.Jump to post
Per French media aircraft are coming via EFW conversions with service entry April 2024.
https://www.journal-aviation.com/actual ... 54531.html
Not sure comparing Malaysia to more developed rich economies like Australia and Canada is apt. There is a different travel propensity driven by economic factors. Also, Malaysia has a very well-developed competitive long-distance bus network, not something that exists too much extent in the other two...Jump to post
HK government expected to approve the transfer of 46 remaining route rights held by Cathay Dragon to Cathay and HK Express.
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... s-operated
I am curious about ANA-Peach integrating networks closer. I suppose this means they will sell segments where customers may fly ANA on one segment and connect to Peach on another. How do they plan to deal with product variation, elite benefits, or mileage accrual (for instance Peach not part of Star)...Jump to post
I suspect it will be a financial bloodbath. Even with lots of public service obligation routes, Air Tahiti's profitability has been marginal for years. French Polynesia is an expensive market to operate in with most routes being rather thin and distant. Not sure market can be stimulated much with co...Jump to post
RobertS975 wrote:They just had one of their two ATRs removed from service after a windshield fire cause a revenue flight to be evacuated on the runway.
https://simpleflying.com/maldivian-dash ... ield-fire/
Airbus and Tarmac Aerosave will join forces to create an aircraft recycling center in China. Under the agreement, the companies will create an end-of-life management services for Chinese and broader Asian customer fleets at Chengdu-Shuangliu airport starting in 2023 at a 80 hectares facility. http...Jump to post
Air Bora Bora has filed for its air carrier license and intends to get two ATR72s by November 2022 for charters along with plans to fly network from Bora Bora base to Raiatea Huahine, Rangiroa, Tikehau and Fakarava. It plans to grow its fleet to 6 frames within 3 years. This is the third new Tahitia...Jump to post
So will this airline rise from the ashes?
Reportedly airline will debut at Santa Lucía airport in March 2022 with leased aircraft.
https://www.reportur.com/mexico/2022/01 ... o-de-amlo/
The national airline of Maldives agreed on the purchase of two ATR72-600 and one ATR42-600 to replace older Dash-8 aircraft. I would expect follow on orders as the Dash-8 fleet totals 10 frames at the moment. press release https://www.atr-aircraft.com/presspost/maldivian-orders-its-first-atr-aircraf...Jump to post
Guess they have high hopes for LAX. Route planned to go 5x weekly on March 27, and daily on July 1.
A new airline backed by private interests based in Malaysia has received conditional approval from local authorities for an air service license. The airline to be named MYAirline, reported to have signed leasing agreements for two A320s and plans to operate as a ULCC and will initially focus on dome...Jump to post
The Export-Import Bank of Thailand allocated 6.2 billion THB baht (US$187 million) in debt relief and credit lines to support 5 Thai airlines - Thai Airways, Thai Smile, Thai AirAsia, Thai VietJet Air, and Bangkok Airways. The exact amount to TG was not disclosed, but based on carriers size should h...Jump to post
Garuda now faces a corruption lawsuit over ATR contract.
Audit documents by the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office implicate the flag carrier in graft linked to lease contracts for ATR72-600 along with wrongdoing involving other suppliers.
Both Finnair and Turkish Airlines receive 2 week bans for importing COVID positive passengers to HKG.
https://twitter.com/tripperhead/status/ ... 15808?s=20
https://twitter.com/tripperhead/status/ ... 58721?s=20
TK banned again at HKG 17-31January for importing COVID positive passengers.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJTiV67agAE ... name=large
Now the Spanish government is considering taking a 40% equity stake in Air Europa, including a potential joint deal with IAG to acquire a stake in the airline. Apparently this option already exist, whereby the Spanish state has the option of converting its previously provided economic aid and loans ...Jump to post
Sure, Dassault and Aerospatiale were in more or less close, and sometimes forced, cooperation. In that cooperation Aerospatiale had access to some of the intellectual property of Dassault. But I'm sure both had their own set of intellectual property that the other one had no access to. So Aerospati...Jump to post
To add to CX troubles, Hong Kong has banned transit passengers from more than 100 countries until February 15. This includes key markets like US, UK, Japan, Australia.
https://www.reuters.com/article/health- ... AP8N2TS007
First of eight planned A330-900 out doing test flying. Delivery planned mid February.
Its a bit complex, but here is a high-level explanation. First, the Mercure was initially to be named the Mercure 100, and Mercure 200 was to be a follow on a design proposed with two Snecma/General Electric CFM56 engines to meet an Air France in 1975. Separately, Aerospatiale also had a project cal...Jump to post
Finnair says it will trim its flying schedule by 20 percent through February due to staffing shortfalls with Omicron. https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/finnair-cuts-flights-as-staff-increasingly-call-in-sick-kybmftke Related, its also delayed start-up of Dallas route until end of March, while the...Jump to post
Garuda creditors have submitted about US$13.8 billion in claims as part of a debt restructuring, according to court-appointed administrators.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/ga ... -8-billion
Amelia plans its first A319, MSN 3727, which is on lease. Quite a move up for the small regional airline.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... first-a319
Virgin Australia trims its flying by 25% for January and February as COVID hits demand and staff availability.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/virgin-a ... 11251.html
This was under the radar. But TK recently launched flights between Cebu and Istanbul using the A350-900 via MNL. https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/297340/cebu-welcomes-new-european-connection/ The flight will operate twice weekly while TK maintains a daily frequency at MNL. I wonde...Jump to post
LOT planning bring back BUD-JFK service summer 2022 3x weekly. Flights were first launched in 2018, but was suspended for 2020/2021 season.
https://www.air-journal.fr/2022-01-05-l ... 32728.html
If ITA were to leave SkyTeam I don't think it weakens AF/KL or Delta, frankly. Just as Italy is LH 2nd largest foreign market, losing ITA to LH Group would weaken AFKL. Italy certainly provides significant flow between the countries and into AFKL hubs which may now flow onto LH Group. Many people m...Jump to post
Greater Bay Airlines says it plans to commence operations by end of 1Q 2022, subject to final approvals. GBA will have rights to operate in 104 destinations across the region, including Chinese Mainland, North and Southeast Asia. The carrier has already three B737-800s and plans to grow its fleet to...Jump to post
Due ongoing downturn AFKL says it will need additional capital of EUR 1-2bil in 2022 along with another EUR4-6bil longer term.
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 022-01-06/
OS has ended A319 ops.
7 former OS birds are being transferred to LH CityLine
https://www.airlinerwatch.com/2022/01/a ... irbus.html
And now Air Canada gets 14-day arrival ban. AC will in turn suspend HKG service entirely until March 1.
Garuda asking investors to take a haircut of 81 cents on the dollar of the airline's US$9.8 billion debt as it renegotiates terms.
https://www.straitstimes.com/business/c ... ebt-revamp
This time Lufthansa gets ban for importing Covid passengers to HKG.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FITs412VgAE ... name=large
that would be quite surprising to me, both would represent a new fleet for them, but the A220 seems to be better suited than the 737M7, too heavy for what it is. To offset that difference in operating cost, the price must be quite low. IMO all that was needed was to offer similar pricing and better...Jump to post
It isn't as simple as that. SAW is not a government-run entity whereas IST is a government project. From what I understand from my dealings, SAW belong to the military, who allocated the land for the project and owns it today. Per the online profile: Management of Sabiha Gökçen Airport, of which pr...Jump to post
It seems the only 2 viable solutions to ensure safety is to: 1. run numerous test approaches above these transmitters to actually determine if a problem does exist (w/ various eqp types); up till this point it sounds like the RTCA study is mostly theoretical? 2. create transmitter-free zones beneath...Jump to post
The crazy part of that linked exit announcement, they speak about ideas of grandeur, restoring and growing the global network etc. In my opinion, they should remain small and nimble and focus on battling the strong LCC sector all around them in ASEAN market which will keep them busy versus chasing g...Jump to post
by738 wrote:Wonder how VS will fair financially in 2022…
Happy 2022 to everyone. Likely be another eventfull year in the airline industry. Simple answer: SAW has different flights than IST. I've transferred between the two, just as I have NRT to HND (they've got a train), and DXB to DWC. 80km is nothing if you've got the infrastructure. Seems to me its ra...Jump to post
Several threads on A.net have information. Quick search reveals: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161883 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=574521 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=143607 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1416527 https://www.ai...Jump to post
EY looking to team up with Henan Province Airport Group to turn Zhengzhou Xinzheng Airport into an air freight hub. Intially will offer freighter link between Abu Dhabi Int'l and Zhengzhou in 2022. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/111082-etihad-airways-eyes-zhengzhou-cargo-hub Some might reme...Jump to post
After years of negotiations and the signing for 11 Su-35 Flanker E in 2016, Indonesia has given up the acquisition of Russian aircraft in favor of a final competition between the Boeing F-15 EX and the Rafale by Dassault Aviation. Despite the signing of a military cooperation agreement between the F...Jump to post
In order to replace the aging E-2C fleet, a contract for the acquisition of three E-2D has been signed for the French Navy for US$353mil. The aircraft which will be delivered by 2027 will provide French naval forces improved capabilities for service onboard Charles de Gaulle and future carrier fleet...Jump to post
Type certificate issued.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHtTxgsWQAc ... ame=medium
Further certification of Russsian composite wing and PD-14 engines expected in 2022.
Nagasaki based Oriental Air Bridge has selected the ATR42-600 as a replacement for its De Havilland Dash 8-200s with initial plan to acquire 2 with deliveries commencing in 2022 fiscal year. http://airsoc.com/articles/view/id/61ca6552c4263c86758b4567/japan-s-oriental-air-bridge-goes-with-atr-for-fle...Jump to post