Norwegian Air International (NAI) has been granted approval to begin flights between Ireland and the US after a three-year process in which the US Department of Transportation (DOT) seemed reluctant to give the go-ahead despite being unable to find any legal reason to reject the application.
China’s Hainan Airlines is applying to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to open two Sino-US routes—from Chengdu to Los Angeles and New York—as China’s outbound travel continues to grow....More
Turkish Airlines has taken eight Airbus A330-200s out of service as part of a sublease plan to cut costs following a net loss of $463 million in the first nine months of 2016, reversed from a net profit of $877 in the year-ago period....More
Russia’s State Transport Leasing Co. (STLC) has placed an order for five Let L-410 aircraft with Russia’s Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA), in a deal valued at RUB2 billion ($30.7 million) at list prices....More
Bombardier has reassured airlines that ramp-up issues associated with the PW1500G geared turbofan engine powering the CSeries are being resolved, and the manufacturer is expressing confidence about CSeries deliveries and sales in 2017....More