Ethiopian Airlines interested in Boeing’s proposed middle of the market aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said the airline is interested in potentially acquiring 10 to 20 of Boeing‘s proposed mid sized aircraft (Reuters, 14-Nov-2017). Mr GebreMariam said:…..

Russia and Turkey to develop tourism relations

Turkey‘s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced (13-Nov-2017) plans to “take our relations to a new level in tourism and culture”. Mr Erdogan said: “In the…..

IATA: African aviation expected to quadruple over the next two decades, but challenges abound

IATA VP Africa Raphael Kuuchi, speaking (13-Nov-2017) on behalf of director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac at the African Airlines Association AGM, said Africa is the “region with the…..

Deutsche Lufthansa AG seeking 90 to 100 aircraft from Alitalia: report

Deutsche Lufthansa AG‘s binding offer for Alitalia reportedly comprised EUR250 million for 90 to 100 aircraft and around 6000 employees ( Messagero/, 14/15-Nov-2017). The Alitalia Group includes 12,000 employees and…..

EgyptAir signs LoI for up to 24 CS300 aircraft

EgyptAir and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft signed (14-Nov-2017) a LoI for 12 CS300 aircraft and purchase rights for another 12. A firm contract would be valued at USD1.1 billion…..

Paris CDG and Orly grow intercontinental traffic in Oct-2017

Groupe ADP reported (14-Nov-2017) intercontinental traffic from Paris CDG Airport and Paris Orly Airport increased 5.8% year-on-year in Oct-2017. Details by region comprise: Middle East: +14.7%; North America: +7.4%;…..

Austrian Airlines fits premium economy on first 777-200ER

Austrian Airlines, via its official Twitter account, announced (13-Nov-2017) one Boeing 777-200ER (registration OE-LPA, serial 28698) was fitted out with premium economy class. As previously reported by…..

CAPA: Joon receives first A320-200 from Air France

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (13-Nov-2017) Joon received one A320-200 (F-GKXN, serial number 3008), as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The airline’s initial aircraft was transferred from parent company Air…..

CAPA: Qatar Airways unlikely to become major strategic influence on Cathay Pacific

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Cathay Pacific: While Qatar Airways takes 10%, status quo prevails. Air China is long term partner’, stated (14-Nov-2017) Qatar Airways is unlikely…..

flydubai in contact with Airbus and Boeing for potential new order for ‘at least 100’ aircraft

flydubai is in contact with Airbus and Boeing about a potential new order for “at least 100” and up to 175 passenger aircraft (Reuters/The National, 12-Nov-2017). flydubai CEO Ghaith al-Ghaith confirmed…..

ANA Airports of Portugal outlines investment plans for Lisbon Airport

ANA Airports of Portugal outlined (13-Nov-2017) short term investment plans for Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, including the duplication of shipping channels for all Schengen ports in…..