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Turkish carrier BoraJet bought by financial group
Turkish regional carrier BoraJet has been acquired by Istanbul-based investment group SBK Holding for $258 million, after it bought the shareholding of the airline’s founder Yalcin Ayasli.
British Airways A320
British Airways aims to mitigate strike effect
British Airways (BA) has said it anticipates being able to carry all its passengers Jan. 10-11, despite a planned strike by some cabin crew.
UK pilots express fears over increasing drone incidents
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has voiced concerns over the growing number of close encounters involving commercial aircraft and drones and called for tough penalties for those users of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) who recklessly endanger airliners.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport introduces biofuel as standard
Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport has begun to mix biofuel with normal jet kerosene in its fuel bunkers as standard procedure.
CRJ200 Special Freighter
Bombardier delivers first new freighter variant
Bombardier has delivered the first CRJ200 Special Freighter (CRJ200SF) to Waterford, Michigan-based Gulf & Caribbean Cargo.
SalamAir A320
Omani startup SalamAir delays launch to Jan. 30
Omani startup SalamAir has delayed the launch of revenue flights to Jan. 30.
IAG plans long-haul, low-cost flights from Barcelona
International Airlines Group (IAG) plans to set up what it describes as a new “next-generation, long-haul operation” based at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport from June.
Qatar Airways signs sale-and-leaseback deal for A350s
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has signed a purchase-and-leaseback agreement with Qatar Airways for six new Airbus A350s.
Trujet ATR 72-600
Trujet takes first ATR 72-600
South Indian regional carrier Trujet has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600 turboprop, which is leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
Gatwick carriers to move terminals in January
Passengers at London’s Gatwick Airport are being advised to check which terminal their flight departs from in January 2017 as three of the airport’s major carriers change locations.
Jet2 Boeing 737-800NG
Jet2 orders four more Boeing 737-800s
UK leisure airline Jet2 has ordered four additional Boeing 737-800NGs. The expanding carrier—which is based in the north of England but recently expanded its bases to increase London Stansted—already has 30 737-800s on order, eight of which have been delivered in 2016.
A group of hostages are released from the Afriqiyah Airways A320
Afriqiyah Airways A320 hijackers in custody
[UPDATED] Two Libyan hijackers who took over an Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A320 and forced it to fly to Malta Dec. 23 have been taken into custody after releasing all 118 passengers and crew unharmed, according to the Mediterranean island’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Threat Of Renewed Protectionism Concerns Middle East Carriers 
Deregulation of international air fares helped drive Middle East carriers' market share from just 6% as recently as 1996 to 14.3% in 2015.
EgyptAir 737-800
EgyptAir receives first of Boeing 737-800 order
EgyptAir has taken delivery of the first of nine Boeing 737-800 NGs.
Norwegian mulls moving in to South America
Fast-expanding low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian is examining the possibility of setting up operations in Argentina.
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