The remote British South Atlantic territory of St Helena is pushing ahead with plans to start regular air services to the island, despite windshear problems discovered on the northerly approach to its new airport’s sole runway.
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines has detailed delays and changes to its aircraft delivery schedule after a tough year in which Turkey’s vital tourism trade has been severely battered by geopolitical events.
UK-based regional carrier Loganair is to resume services under its own name in 2017, following 24 years operating under franchise arrangements with larger airlines. The move follows a split with its current franchisor, flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline.
UAE-based low-cost carrier Air Arabia has converted five options for Airbus A320s into firm orders, the airline said Nov. 23. The order, for the current A320ceo version, is worth $485 million at book value.
Settling into his new role as the head of IATA, director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has made clear his frustration with government policies that fail to recognize the value of aviation....More
The world’s airlines will continue their streak of collective profitability in 2017, but anticipated higher costs, coupled with a sluggish global economy that lead IATA forecasters to believe next year’s industry net profit will be almost $6 billion lower than 2016’s expected profit....More