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  • Prime Air 737-800BCF

    Freighter conversions fall away sharply in 2019


    Freighter conversions fell 33% in 2018, with declines in the widebody, narrowbody, and regional aircraft freighter segments. Cirium fleets data shows that 2019 saw 74 commercial aircraft converted to freighters, down from 110 in 2018. Source: Cirium fleets data Freighter conversions by year ...

  • Compass Embraer 175 Delta

    ​Regional aircraft lessors and OEMs see unfulfilled demand


    Demand for leased regional aircraft is “unfulfilled” and the market offers “unique opportunities” for investors, according to panel participants at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference in Dublin. During the webcasted session, Chorus Aviation Capital president Steven Ridolfi highlighted “real demand for leases in the regional aircraft space that ...

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    Has the growth of LCCs in Asia-Pacific peaked?


    There has been a surge in low-cost travel options across Asia-Pacific since the early 2000s – but the sector may now be on the cusp of a slowdown. In the past year, low-cost carriers have stepped up co-operation while seeking to differentiate themselves, but merger and acquisition activity highlights ...

  • Air Niugini Fokker

    Air Niugini could rethink fleet after pushing back Max deliveries


    Air Niugini is delaying deliveries of four ordered Boeing 737 Max jets until at least 2024, and indicates it might reconsider operating the aircraft at all. Managing director Alan Milne explains the delay was effected as the Papua New Guinean airline undertook a broader review of its fleet ...

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    SAA should be retained and restructured: ruling party


    South Africa’s ruling political party insists that embattled South African Airways should be restructured and retained as the country’s flag-carrier. The African National Congress made the declaration following strategy meetings of its national executive council over 17-20 January. It states that SAA should be “retained as a national ...

  • Cargolux 747F

    Air freight executives see subdued 2020 before rebound


    The cargo freight market is likely to remain weak this year, industry leaders believe, as it remains hampered by overcapacity and weak growth in several regions around the world.

  • AirAsia A320

    MAVCOM fines AirAsia carriers and Malaysia Airports


    The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has imposed fines on local AirAsia carriers and a Malaysia Airports (MAHB) subsidiary for various infringements. AirAsia and AirAsia X were each fined MYR2 million ($491,000) for charging payment processing fees separately from base fares, which contravenes local laws on consumer protection. This ...

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    Coronavirus outbreak follows years of strong airline traffic growth at Wuhan airport


    The Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak in China comes after years of strong traffic growth from Wuhan Tianhe International airport, which serves dozens of domestic and international destinations. Media reports about the outbreak indicate that reported cases have risen to over 440 with nine fatalities being recorded. The virus, which is ...

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    Cebu expands network to Los Angeles and Doha


    Cebu’s Mactan airport will soon expand its network beyond the region, with new services to Los Angeles and Doha starting next quarter. Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to resume a Cebu-Los Angeles service on 2 May, after a three-year suspension due to capacity rationalisation. The service will be operated ...

  • Malaysia Airlines A330 generics

    Air France-KLM downplays Malaysia Airlines stake rumours


    Responding to rumours that it plans to acquire a stake in Malaysia Airlines, Air France-KLM states that it “is not a current party to the sales process” of the Kuala Lumpur-based carrier “at this stage”. However, the Franco-Dutch airline group confirms in a statement that it “had previously been ...

  • United Airlines Boeing 737

    United Q4 2019 non-fuel unit costs up 2.7%


    United Airlines’s non-fuel unit costs (CASM ex-fuel) increased by 2.7% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2019, while full-year non-fuel costs rose by 1% compared to 2018. In the third quarter of 2019 United’s non-fuel unit costs increased by 2.1% in the third quarter compared with the same period ...

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    American sees 1.7% growth in Miami passenger traffic


    American Airlines served 30.3 million passengers at Miami International airport in 2019, a year-over-year increase of 1.7% and the most passengers it has carried through Miami since establishing the hub 30 years ago, the Dallas-based airline states 21 January. American operates more than 340 daily flights from Miami, including ...

  • Etihad 787-9

    Etihad training arm wins EASA approval to train 777/787 pilots


    Etihad Airways’ training unit has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots on behalf of airlines based in Europe and those outside the continent which follow its safety standards. Etihad Aviation Training, which has 11 full-motion simulators including five 777 and ...

  • South African Airways aircraft

    SAA cuts back flight schedule to conserve cash


    South African Airways has cancelled a number of domestic and international flights over the coming week, to preserve finances, just a day after insisting that operations to all destinations were continuing as normal. The flag-carrier says that, as part of a “responsible strategy to conserve cash”, it is ...

  • Peter Ingram

    Peter Ingram on leading Hawaiian Airlines amid fierce competition


    Two years into his role, Ingram is skilfully guiding the company through an evolution that would test any leader: answering the fierce competition from the US mainland, executing a major joint venture, overseeing a transformational infrastructure project and plotting the carrier’s next geographic and fleet expansion.

  • Aer Lingus A321LR

    Aer Lingus ‘held back’ by A321LR delivery delays


    Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle has bemoaned the impact that delayed deliveries of Airbus single-aisle aircraft have had on the Irish flag carrier’s expansion plans.

  • EasyJet A320neo 1

    Capacity discipline and rival’s collapse boost EasyJet revenue


    EasyJet’s revenue rose nearly 10% in its fiscal first quarter, driven by strong demand and the collapse of UK rival Thomas Cook, prompting the low-cost airline to raise guidance for the remainder of the year.

  • Citilink A320neo

    Citilink connects Avalon to Indonesia with Denpasar service


    Melbourne’s Avalon airport will be connected to Indonesia for the first time, when Citilink launches a Denpasar service this month. From 24 January, the low-cost arm of Garuda Indonesia will carry 178 passenger and cargo on a daily service operated with Airbus A320neos, says Avalon airport. Cirium data ...

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    Philippine Airlines leases two Dash 8s from TrueNoord


    Philippine Airlines has agreed to lease two new De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s from TrueNoord. One of the turboprops has already been delivered, says the regional aircraft lessor, and the other will join the airline’s fleet in February. The two aircraft, registered as MSN4610 and MSN4612, are the ...

  • Bek Air Fokker 100

    Administration justifies Bek Air grounding with damning catalogue of flaws


    Kazakhstan’s civil aviation administration has revealed a damning list of flaws in Bek Air’s flight operations and maintenance processes, to justify the carrier’s grounding. One of Bek Air’s Fokker 100s crashed on take-off from Almaty on 27 December, resulting in the enforced suspension of the airline’s operation – a ...