Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic apply to ACCC for cooperation between Australia and UK/Ireland

Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted (08-Nov-2019) Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic permission for authorisation to allow cooperation on services between Australia and the…..

Ryanair launches first services to Georgia

Ryanair launched (08-Nov-2019) its first services to Georgia. Highlights include: Milan Bergamo-Tbilisi: Four times weekly; Bologna-Kutaisi: Twice weekly; Marseille-Kutaisi: Twice weekly; Delivering an estimated 130,000 passengers…..

CAPA Fleet Database: CSA Czech Airlines orders A220-300s, adjusts A320neo and A321XLR orders

CAPA Fleet Database, on reconciliation of the Airbus Oct-2019 orders and delivery sheet, found (08-Nov-2019) CSA Czech Airlines is the customer for an undisclosed order for four A220-300s made…..

IAG details market share by passengers in its hubs

IAG director strategy Alistair Hartley, in IAG’s Capital Markets Day 2019 presentation, detailed (08-Nov-2019) IAG’s home market passenger share in the 12 months to Aug-2019…..

IAG details market share by passengers at its hubs

IAG director strategy Alistair Hartley, in IAG‘s Capital Markets Day 2019 presentation, detailed (08-Nov-2019) IAG‘s home market passenger share in the 12 months to Aug-2019 by major hubs…..

easyJet acquires Thomas Cook’s Gatwick and Bristol slots for GBP36m

easyJet acquired (08-Nov-2019) Thomas Cook Airlines‘ slots at London Gatwick Airport (12 summer slot pairs and eight winter slot pairs) and Bristol Airport (six summer…..

Bank Assets Management Company prepares plan for potential launch of new carrier

Bank Assets Management Company reportedly prepared a business plan for the launch of Slovenia‘s new national carrier (, 08-Nov-2019). The carrier is to operate with a five Bombardier aircraft….. acquires Thomas Cook slots at Manchester, Birmingham and London Stansted acquired Thomas Cook Airlines‘ slots at Manchester, Birmingham and London Stansted airports for an undisclosed sum (Reuters, 08-Nov-2019). As previously reported by CAPA, easyJet acquired Thomas Cook‘s slots at London Gatwick and Bristol aiports for GBP36 million.

Air Arabia adds 12 new routes in first nine months of 2019, receives two A321LR aircraft

Air Arabia reported (10-Nov-2019) the following operational highlights for the first nine months of 2019: Received two new A321LR aircraft bringing total fleet size to…..

Qatar Airways ‘very keen’ to acquire stake in IndiGo once stakeholder issues are resolved: CEO

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker reportedly said the airline is “very keen to take a stake in IndiGo, but I don’t think this is…..

Geneva Airport to tap into the GeniLac thermal power network to cut emissions

Geneva Airport signed (07-Nov-2019) an energy buy back agreement with Services Industriels de Genève to connect the GeniLac thermal network to airport infrastructure from 2025. The airport…..