Condor Germany through the end of May will operate 4 767s on behalf of DHL.
https://www.dhl.com/global-en/home/pres ... press.html
Asiana Airlines finalizing the sale of Kumho Resort subsidiary to a Hong Kong company as part of its financial restructuring and expects to secure U$225 million in liquidity.
https://centreforaviation.com/news/asia ... ry-1054438
JV received final approval in Brazil. Still need approval in other markets like Chile and U.S.
https://news.delta.com/delta-and-latam- ... -agreement
Reports Thai will exit its stake in Nok.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ing-centre
Thai stake was diluted in 2020 down to mere 13% after it failed to participate in capital raise at Nok.
As expected, US-Canada border closure extended for another month till late March.
https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/nat ... h-21-2021/
Risk is high for everyone. De Havilland to lease, build and staff a new FAL upfront and customers to take a risk ordering a plane with an uncertain market future.Jump to post
Mesa Air Group signed to lease an additional B737-400F cargo aircraft effective May. The aircraft will also operate for DHL.
http://www.globenewswire.com/news-relea ... craft.html
Maybe related, Garuda owned Citilink announced it will grow its ATR fleet with 5 additional ATR72 frames this year. Citilink has progressively been taking over some tertiary GA domestic routes and flying from secondary bases like Medan. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/100774-indonesias-citil...Jump to post
From what I gather this approved plan is basically a financial restructuring where lessors, service providers, and lenders agreed to reset lease rates, deferrals,term-out credit facilities etc reducing its liabilities by RM15 billion(US$4 billion) through 2025, while the Malaysian government/Khazana...Jump to post
Why worry, just rebook as United will allow you to do for free.
MAX likely as safe as the next plane, but why bother having the extra stress of worry in the back of your mind.
Comparing air to rail is not exactly an apples to apples comparison. Air routes exist not only for point to point journeys but broader network connectivity, so shorter segments exist to offer links into global networks via hubs. Also, rail indeed does lose its appeal as distances grow, so even if th...Jump to post
Eastern applied with the DOT for authority to add pair of 777-200 freighters to its fleet and offer ACMI services. Carrier says it has leased the two aircraft with intent to enter into commercial service during the second quarter of 2021 once certification is approved by the FAA. DOT: OST-2014-0071 ...Jump to post
For over a decade, I have been doing near 200,000 butt in seat mile annually, largely international long haul. I have not flown since February 2020, and honestly don't miss it much. Sure it can be fun to dine out in Tokyo or Singapore, but after your 5th visit in a year, it can get old. Travel takes...Jump to post
Grupo Aeromexico announced a consolidated net loss of US$2.1 billion for 2020.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 29436.html
Fraport AG contract to operate and manage Antalya Airport was extended till 2026. As part of the agreement, Fraport will be able to defer annual concession fee payments during the 2022-2024 contract years. https://www.fraport.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021/turkish-government-extends-fraport-tav...Jump to post
JetBlue pilots represented by ALPA rejected an agreement that would have given the company contractual relief in order to implement JetBlue’s full partnership with American Airlines. More than 92 percent of eligible voters participated and, of those, 53.7 percent voted against the agreement.Jump to post
Regarding used narrowbodies, below was from pilot townhall in January Q. Why is United continuing to acquire used aircraft from other airlines? A. There are no further plans for used airplane acquisitions. We have another (16) A319 airplanes coming from EasyJet and (12) B737-700’s from Southwest, an...Jump to post
So for clarification, is this the half-built airport that the current Mexican president halted, or is this a conversion of an extant airfield? Its being built on the grounds of the existing air force base https://cdnimg.bnamericas.com/feaccrwbPKXfTsMBNaRahxXvCZuPbxArUHuJTJTizeCKSTgfdNIzjodsCBWObTIb...Jump to post
Recovered Covid patients have been reinfected with new virus strains, WHO says https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/12/recovered-covid-patients-have-been-reinfected-with-new-virus-strains-who-says.html Preliminary reports from South Africa suggest people with prior Covid infection could be reinfected with ...Jump to post
Canada stepping ups its COVID traveller protocols Effective Feb 22, all air arrivals must take arrival test, spend 3-nights in a government approved hotel as part of 14-day quarantine, then another test before release. Land arrivals must also test, quarantine, and another test. https://travel.gc.ca/...Jump to post
Malaysia Airlines says it has concluded a meeting with creditors as part of its restructuring plan where it detailed its proposed plans. In a statement, airline said the outcome of the creditor meeting will be reported back to the UK court for consideration by the judge at the sanction hearing that ...Jump to post
Seems the businessman Alejandro del Valle who became president of the airline in December still says the carrier will receive US$150 million dollars capital from one of his investment funds to rescue the airline. The airline however still has big debts including nearly $150mil to various parties inc...Jump to post
The announced painting 50 planes is basically bare bones minimum and driven by maintenance needs than any desire to push the rebrand exercise along.Jump to post
Garuda CEO was arrested in 2019 and convicted on corruption and money laundering related to Airbus, Rolls and the BBD orders. Additionally, the UK launched its own investigation against Bombardier in 2020 over bribery for the Garuda order. No doubt fishy things happened, and these planes are under a...Jump to post
Q&A from pilot townhall regarding A350 and 764 Q. What is the status of United's A350 order as well as the B767-400 return to service? A. The A350 is still on the order book, but not scheduled until 2027. The B767-400 airplanes will remain in storage and only ferry out and back to storage for so...Jump to post
IPO prospectus released. Plans to trade on Nasdaq.
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data ... 456ds1.htm
A bit more news.
Indeed 3 fleet types - A330, A380 and B747 will be removed and shed 395 pilots as part of the rehabilitation plan
https://thethaiger.com/news/national/th ... ation-plan
14-day deadline for other airlines to file objections against GBA route license request has passed without an objection from Cathay Group.
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hon ... acated-its
CAAC approved the transfer of KA authorizes to 15 Chinese cities (Chongqing, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Qingdao, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Wenzhou, Ningbo, Haikou, Sanya Nanjing and Wuhan) to CX. Some cities such as Jinan, Kunming, Changsha, Guilin and Nanning – did not appear on the list...Jump to post
As part of earnings report they noted of 123 parked aircraft they had "33 surplus aircraft" for which they would take an impairment charge. Any idea on 33? I believe the 33 are 26 SIA and 7 NokScoot frames they took a charge on last year. Per my records they were: 11 - A319/320 7 - A380 1...Jump to post
A picture posted by NAC
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Etaee7WWYAE ... ame=medium
Per crew update, latest count of aircraft in longer-term storage in places such as GYR, ROW. 319/320 - 58 737 - 58 757 - 41 767 - 33 777 - 39 Obviously, there are addtional aircraft that are parked for extended periods at hubs like IAH or aircraft that are technically back in service but receive ver...Jump to post
AirAsia Group parent received approval for a private equity placement expected to generate gross proceeds of 454.51 million ringgit (US$112.2 million) in new capital.
http://orientaviation.com/articles/5422 ... to-pass-go
The rising price of AA shares fueled in part by a short squeeze is proving too rich for analysts leading to downgrading due to questionable remaining upside https://www.barrons.com/articles/american-airlines-stock-gets-a-downgrade-as-shares-get-squeezed-51612195006 I like how one called AA a “fixer-...Jump to post
Hainan Airlines says its operations are "stable and normal" and will spend this year negotiating to bring in strategic investors.
https://www.aerotime.aero/27143-Hainan- ... -investors
Israel extends its airport closure for another week.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ministers ... f-abating/
Greater Bay Airlines is preparing a fallback plan to start with cargo services first in late summer if pandemic conditions make passenger flights infeasible. Greater Bay is set to take delivery of the first of three leased, secondhand Boeing 737-800 jets in mid-February, with additional deliveries d...Jump to post
No doubt aviation and travel played a major part in infections. Not only did the virus become a global tourist thanks to air travel, but we have also increasing proof of how individual flights contributed to infection among fellow travelers. In hindsight, those nations that shut down their borders, ...Jump to post
Maybe a helpful FAQ put out by one of the large insurers in California. How soon will I gain immunity to COVID-19? You will start to have some immunity seven days after your first dose. Your immunity will continue to build and will reach a peak about two to three weeks after the second dose. Keep in...Jump to post
While I would normally agree, the fact that the governmental owned "China 3" are financially also in trouble, raises the possibility that the elimination (or downsizing) of the competition is what the Chinese Central Government is looking for. The Chinese aviation market was already hot p...Jump to post
Some more comedy A new airline worth over a $Billion before it’s first flight leaves the ground? https://www.einpresswire.com/article/534919718/a-new-airline-worth-over-a-billion-before-it-s-first-flight-leaves-the-ground?r=paTF83zU3jy6g4f-T5 Also video interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w80E...Jump to post