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El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-900ER
El Al posts sharp drop in 3Q net profit due to military actions
El Al Israel Airlines posted third-quarter net profit of $10.1 million compared to $57.9 million in the year-ago quarter, due to disruptions caused by Israel’s military operations against Palestinian forces in Gaza over the summer.
Air France A319
Air France to upgrade mid-haul service 
Air France will improve its passenger product on medium-haul flights in a €50 million ($62 million) investment plan in a continuing move upmarket as it aims to differentiate itself from competitors and improve the performance of mid-haul services.
Irish lessor Avolon announces IPO
Ireland-based lessor Avolon Holdings launched an initial public offering (IPO) Monday that will place some 13.6 million common shares on the market.
Flybe increases ‘white label’ services
UK-based regional carrier Flybe will start “white label” flights in October 2015 on behalf of Scandinavian carrier SAS.
CSA Czech Airlines unveils route development plans 
CSA Czech Airlines has unveiled a batch of new services as it attempts to rebound from a period of retrenchment.
Oman Air A330-200
CEO: Oman Air to be profitable by end of 2017 
Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air is targeting profitability by the end of 2017, CEO Paul Gregorowitsch said at the Arab Air Carriers Organization AGM in Dubai.
Etihad Regional Saab 2000
Swiss regulator seeks more answers in Etihad, Darwin deal 
Switzerland’s civil aviation authority is still not completely happy with Etihad Airways and its plans to take a minority stake in Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline.
HOP! Embraer E-190
Air France to create HOP! short-haul subsidiary 
Air France has announced plans to bring together its short-haul point-to-point operations with those of its regional subsidiary, HOP!, in a further bid to improve its position in the marketplace.
Swedish regionals seek new identity 
Three Swedish regional airlines will merge their operations and adopt a new, unified identity.
Flynas A320
Flynas appoints new CEO 
Saudi Arabia hybrid carrier flynas has appointed a new CEO, just weeks after it announced it was pulling back from its ambitious plans for a network of long-haul flights.
Air Arabia A320
Air Arabia reports 3Q net profit up 22% 
Air Arabia recorded a third-quarter net profit of AED251 million ($68.3 million), up 22% compared to AED206 million for the year-ago quarter.
Emirates boosts fiscal 1H net profit 8% against turbulent background 
Emirates Airline recorded a net profit of AED1.9 billion ($514 million) in the first half of its 2014-15 fiscal year, up 8% against the same period last year.
Flybe ATR aircraft
Flybe draws line under Finnish venture 
UK-based regional carrier Flybe will exit its operations in Finland as it seeks to end continuing losses from the business.
Falcon Aviation Services Q400
Falcon Aviation Services firms up Bombardier Q400 order 

Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Aviation Services has confirmed an order for three Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops.

Bombardier said the aircraft form part of a letter of intent for five Q400 NextGens signed by Falcon at last July’s Farnborough Airshow.

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800
Pegasus Airlines improves 3Q figures 
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines has more than doubled its third-quarter net profit to TL252 million ($111 million) compared to TL115 million in the year-ago period.

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