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Flynas Airbus A320
Saudi carrier flynas seeks funding avenues 
Saudi-Arabian hybrid carrier flynas has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to assess options for funding its forthcoming order for Airbus A320neos.
Alitalia Boeing 777-200
Alitalia staff to vote on new deal
Alitalia’s workforce begins voting April 20 on a deal that will decide whether the struggling airline receives a fresh infusion of cash.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair to open Seville maintenance hangar
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is to open its first Spanish C check maintenance hangar at Seville Airport in early 2018, the airline announced April 13.
Air France-KLM inks codeshare deal with Singapore Airlines
Air France-KLM, Singapore Airlines and the latter’s regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to codeshare on each other’s flights.
New Caribbean startup BVI Airways readies for operations
British Virgin Islands startup BVI Airways is ready to start operations, the company said.
Iran Air ATR 72-600
Iran formally signs for ATRs
Iran Air has concluded a firm contract for 20 ATR 72-600s turboprops, plus 20 options for the same variant.
SalamAir A320
SalamAir ramps up route network
New Omani low-cost carrier (LCC) SalamAir plans to rapidly expand its route map as it inducts more aircraft to its fleet.
Qantas Boeing 737-800
Qantas starts beta testing inflight connectivity
Australian flag carrier Qantas has moved a step closer to providing inflight connectivity on its domestic aircraft fleet.
Rolls-Royce, Safran unit opens Polish facility
Rolls-Royce and French aircraft engine company Safran have opened a new Polish factory that will produce accessory drive trains (ADT) for all of the UK engine manufacturer’s future civil aircraft engines.
Pegasus A320neo
Pegasus Airlines predicts cautious recovery in 2017, better 2018
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines is forecasting a cautious recovery this year, but expects real growth from 2018.
Oman Air Boeing 787.
Oman Air expansion continues
Oman Air’s fleet and route map continued to grow in 2016, but the airline’s financial performance remained unclear after it announced its annual financial report.
ANA adds to Boeing 737-800 fleet
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has placed two new Boeing 737-800s with Japan’s ANA Holdings, the lessor said April 10.
ICAO stresses need for cyber resilience
The president of the ICAO Council, Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, has welcomed a declaration restating the air transport sector’s commitment and unity toward achieving resilience against cyber attacks.
CityJet continues expansion into Europe
Ireland-based regional carrier CityJet will station crew in the Estonian capital of Tallinn for the first time and provide additional capacity for the regional arm of Dutch flag carrier KLM.
Kuwait Airways prepares for Amadeus switchover
Kuwaiti national carrier Kuwait Airways is to complete switching over its booking, ticketing and reservations system to the Amadeus Altéa Suite of products within the next six months.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 19, 2017
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Flying long haul with Norwegian

Norwegian’s long-haul expansion has made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, but is the product any good? The simple answer is yes, but....More
Apr 14, 2017
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US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident....More
Apr 11, 2017
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Munoz’s apology may not be enough

Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures....More
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