Royal Air Maroc planning Casablanca-Fortaleza service: report

Morocco‘s Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani reportedly said Royal Air Maroc plans to commence Casablanca–Fortaleza service, subject to approval by Brazil‘s National Civil Aviation Agency(OPOVO, 20-Mar-2018). The airline currently serves São Paulo…..

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics granted Spanish AOC, to launch operations within a week

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics received (21-Mar-2018) a Spanish air operator’s certificate (AOC) and plans to commence operations on 24-Mar-2018. Commenting on the launch, Thomas Cook Group chief airline officer…..

Air France-KLM would ‘like to have a strong ally in Colombia’

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines CFO Erik Swelheim stated Air France-KLM “would very much like to have a strong ally in Colombia” (El Tiempo, 21-Mar-2018). He said the group has “good…..

Kuwait considering tender for new airport in northern Kuwait

Kuwait‘s Government is evaluating the possibility of constructing a new USD12 billion airport in northern Kuwait in order to meet anticipated traffic growth, according to directorate…..

Somon Air to purchase eight Embraer 190-E2 aircraft

Somon Air, via its official Facebook account, announced (21-Mar-2018) its intent to purchase eight Embraer 190-E2 aircraft. The carrier discussed the financing of the purchase through the export…..

Eurowings to operate to Casablanca and Tangier from Jun-2018

Eurowings plans to launch new Morocco services in Jun/Jul-2018, according to a 21-Mar-2018 GDS inventory and timetable display: Cologne–Casablanca: Weekly with TUIfly 737-800 from 20-Jun-2018 to 24-Oct-2018; Cologne-Tangier: Weekly with TUIfly 737-800 from…..

El Al faced increased competition and higher expenses in 2017

El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin attributed losses in 2017 to increased competition and salary expenses (Reuters/Globes/The Marker, 21-Mar-2018). Mr Usishkin said competition in the Israel market increased with…..

CAPA: Opportunity exists for Lufthansa to deepen cooperation with Etihad

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Lufthansa Group SWOT: largest European airline group, strong brands, but progress may stall’, stated (21-Mar-2018) an opportunity exists for Lufthansa to deepen…..

Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines among carriers with lowest unit costs of their kind in Europe

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Turkish Airlines vs. Pegasus: different models and aviation market segments, but same profit cycle’ stated the carriers succeeded…..

fastjet and LAM sign MoU for long term commercial cooperation

fastjet and LAM – Mozambique Airlines entered (21-Mar-2018) a MoU to explore long term commercial cooperation, including “wide ranging areas of cooperation expected to significantly enhance commercial aviation”…..