German court rules against late night flights at Dortmund

Germany’s Flyv looks to joint airlines for underserved city pairs 30.11.2021 – 13:18 UTC German startup Flyv aims to connect disadvantaged markets globally using a joint venture model that will see airlines pool their energy through flights marketed under a single brand and mobile app, according to the company’s website. Anton Lutz, the Munich-based CEO, … Read more

Thieves raid Eznis Airways B737 at Lagos, Nigeria

A breach in security at Lagos Airport has resulted in thieves breaking into the cockpit of an Arik Air (W3, Lagos) aircraft, B737-700 EI-ULN (msn 32426), leased from Mongolia’s Eznis Airways (MG, Ulaanbaatar), and stealing its flight management system (FMS) computer, local media reported. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Eznis Airways operates a … Read more

Contour Airlines bags AEAS bid at Muscle Shoals, AL

Contour Airlines (LF, Tupelo) has been selected for a 31-month contract to serve Muscle Shoals under the US Department of Transportation’s Alternate Essential Air Service (AEAS) programme, according to a regulatory filing. This follows DOT approval on January 24 of an application by the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport Authority serving the Essential Air Service (EAS) … Read more

Judicial setback for JetSMART Argentina over ramp space

Argentina restores domestic ticket prices 30.12.2021 – 17:54 UTC The Argentine government has announced that within 180 days it will set maximum fare rates and a system of price bands for domestic scheduled passenger flights, a move likely to come as a blow to low-cost airlines Flybondi (FO, C√≥rdoba Int’l) and JetSMART Argentina (WJ, Buenos … Read more

One-third of pilots still not flying amid pandemic

Over one-third of commercial pilots are still not flying as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on global airlines. That’s according to a new survey by FlightGlobal and aviation recruitment agency Goose, published on January 27, 2022. The survey of 1,743 pilots across the world was carried out before the emergence of the … Read more

Kenya lifts ban on UAE flights – report

Kenya bans UAE flights to Al Ain 12.01.2022 – 10:00 UTC The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has announced that Kenya has suspended all incoming and ferry passenger flights from the UAE for a period of seven days, effective January 10, 2021. “We are doing this to reciprocate the ban on Kenyan passenger flights to … Read more

Uganda Airlines delays UK launch to late 2Q22

Uganda Airlines (UR, Entebbe/Kampala) has delayed the launch of its London Heathrow route until June 2022 following regulatory delays caused by Brexit regulations, acting chief executive Jennifer Pamutoraki said. In an interview with Ugandan Business Focus magazine, she said the British Civil Aviation Authority informed Uganda in October 2021 that the airline will have to … Read more

Legal disputes continue around defunct Germania

Germany’s Tel Aviv Air looks forward to a late 3Q21 project launch 26.07.2021 – 16:50 UTC Tel Aviv Air (Hamburg Helmut Schmidt) plans to start operations on the Hamburg Helmut Schmidt-Tel Aviv Ben Gurion route on September 19, 2021, using a B737-800 chartered from Polish InterAir (E4, Warsaw Chopin). The German virtual carrier initially intends … Read more

ALC and Icelandic state appeal against $19.4mn lawsuit

Icelandair Group executes changes to company structure 25.11.2021 – 14:05 UTC With an eye on “ensuring sustainable growth”, Icelandair Group has said it is realigning its organizational division structure by splitting its commercial into customer- and revenue-focused divisions also creating a digital and data division, it outlined in a statement on November 23 . The … Read more

Airbus to proffer Belugas to commercial cargo market

Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) has announced that it has started commercial freight services with its fleet of A300-600ST Belugas. By the end of 2023, the manufacturer will have a separate Air Operator Certification (AOC) for these operations. Until now, Belugas aircraft have operated almost exclusively for Airbus, moving large parts of the aircraft such as … Read more