News Listings for Orbest

  • Spanish start-up Evelop picks Iberia for MRO

    News | 27 Feb 2014 10:11

    Start-up Spanish charter carrier Evelop has selected ​Iberia Maintenance to service its two aircraft.
  • Orbest selects SR Technics for A320 C-checks

    News | 23 Nov 2012 15:43 | Michael Gubisch

    Spanish leisure carrier Orbest has signed up SR Technics for two C-checks on its Airbus A320 fleet. The work is being done at the MRO provider's narrowbody...
  • European briefing

    News | 22 Apr 2007 23:00

    <P><STRONG>bmi sells Heathrow slots</STRONG></P> <P>bmi has sold 51 London Heathrow slot pairs to British Airways. The slots are now used by BA franchise partner British Mediterranean (BMed), which is being acquired by bmi. As part of the slot deal BA will codeshare with bmi on former BMed routes.</P> <P><STRONG>BA reunites with Worldspan</STRONG></P> <P>British Airways has signed a three-year deal with Worldspan which the technology provider says makes it "a preferred distribution channel for the airline". The deal was forged after 41 corporate clients wrote to BA saying they would not use BA if it failed to conclude negotiations with its major global distribution system providers. </P> <P><STRONG>TAP plans for privatisation</STRONG></P> <P>TAP Portugal has hired McKinsey to help prepare the Star Alliance carrier for privatisation. TAP plans to privatise next year and has already received interest from several unidentified parties although the process is still in the very early s
  • Briefing: Europe

    News | 22 Apr 2007 23:00

    <P><STRONG>New carrier for France</STRONG></P> <P>Transavia France will begin operations in mid-May with a double daily service from Paris Orly to Porto using a 186-seat Boeing 737-800. The new Orly-based leisure carrier is 60% owned by Air France and 40% owned by KLM's Amsterdam-based low-cost subsidiary Transavia. Other planned destinations include Greece, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia.</P> <P><STRONG>New carrier for Wales</STRONG></P> <P>Aviation consultancy SkyMerlin and former Tiger Airways finance director Tim Lee have unveiled plans to launch a new low-cost airline in Wales. Flyforbeans has applied for an air operator's certificate from UK authorities and aims to launch services by the end of 2007 from the Welsh capital Cardiff to destinations in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and eastern Europe with 146-seat Boeing 737-300s.</P> <P><STRONG>New carrier for Portugal</STRONG></P> <P>The parent of Spanish charter carrier Iberworld Airlines is setting up a new Portuguese charter