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Airlink plans to launch E190 services from Johannesburg to St Helena.
South Africa’s Airlink begins Embraer E190 operations
South African regional carrier Airlink has begun operations with the first of its incoming fleet of Embraer E190s, operating scheduled flights on its Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) and Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) routes.
Air Arabia A320
Robust growth fuels Air Arabia 2Q profit
Sharjah-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia posted a 2017 first-half net profit of AED261 million ($71 million), up 7% compared to AED245 million for 2016 1H.
Emirates accident investigators study human performance, weather notification
The United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator has identified possible improvements to weather information transmitted to aircraft, following the August 2016 crash of an Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 at Dubai International Airport.
Dismissed Salam Air CEO criticizes board 
The former CEO of Omani low-cost carrier (LCC) Salam Air, François Bouteiller, has criticized the airline’s board after it unexpectedly removed him, commercial director Marco Ostini and the airline’s finance director from their positions.
TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
TAAG widens net losses in 1H as fuel subsidy drops
TAAG Angola Airlines posted a net loss of $12 million for the 2017 first half, significantly widened from a net loss of $5 million in the year-ago half.
Rendering of 737 MAX 10 in BOC Aviation livery
BOC Aviation firms up MAX order
BOC Aviation has confirmed its planned order for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft. This follows the signing of an MOU for the aircraft at June’s Paris Air Show.
EU airlines urge hardline response to Brexit, says Ryanair CEO
Major continental European airlines are actively lobbying their governments to make the UK aviation sector’s exit from the European Union (EU) difficult, the CEO of Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair said Aug. 2.
Rolls-Royce more than doubles net profit in 1H
Rolls-Royce Holdings reported an underlying net profit of £206 million ($267 million) for the first six months of 2017, more than doubled from the year-ago figure of £77 million.
Former TAAG Angola leader returns to role following Emirates pull-out
Former chairman and CEO of TAAG Angola, Joaquim Teixeira da Cunha, has been reinstated to his old posts following the sudden departure from the carrier of the Emirates Airline management team.
Oman Air and Malaysia Airlines set up codeshare
Oman Air and Malaysia Airlines have initiated a codeshare partnership, effective July 31.
Royal Jordanian reports $37 million 1H 2017 net loss
Royal Jordanian (RJ) incurred a net loss of JD26.3 million ($37.1 million) in the 2017 first half, a figure the airline said was driven by seasonality and a decline in average fares because of over-capacity in the industry.
A4E: Security measures causing flight delays at European airports
A combination of more stringent European Union (EU) immigration checks and under-staffing at border control points is causing flight delays across the continent, according to industry group Airlines For Europe (A4E).
Icelandair 2Q net profit falls to $11.3 million
Icelandair Group recorded a net profit of $11.3 million in the 2017 second quarter, less than half of the $26.2 million in net income earned in the year-ago quarter.
Air France Boeing 77-300ER
Air France-KLM reverses losses in 1H
Air France-KLM saw a turnaround in its financial results in the 2017 first half, delivering a group net profit of €151 million ($176.8 million), reversed from a loss of €114 million in the same period a year ago.
New venture can accept more airlines, says KLM CEO
The coalition of airlines behind a new transatlantic joint venture (JV) is open to accepting more partners into the arrangement, KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said July 28.
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