India Ambassador to Portugal to talk with Air India on India- Lisbon service

India‘s Ambassador to Portugal Nandini Singla stressed (22-Aug-2017) the need to improve tourism ties between Goa and Portugal. She also informed Goa Tourism that she would be initiating talks with Air…..

Global Ghana Airlines aims to commence operations in Nov-2017

Global Ghana Airlines, via its official Facebook account, stated (18-Aug-2017) it plans to commence nonstop Chicago O’Hare-Accra service on 01-Nov-2017. According to its official website, the airline was founded…..

airberlin creditors committee completes first meeting, makes ‘initial decisions’

airberlin‘s creditors committee concluded (23-Aug-2017) its first meeting and has “made initial decisions” regarding insolvency proceedings. As previously reported by CAPA, airberlin appointed specialist insolvency lawyer Dr…..

New infrastructure plan approved for Zurich Airport, includes runway extension provisions

Switzerland‘s Canton of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) approved (23-Aug-2017) adoption of a new infrastructure plan for Zurich Airport, referred to as ‘SIL’. The plans include runway extension…..

South Tyrol Govt seeking non-binding bids for management of Bolzano Dolomiti Airport

Bolzano Dolomiti Airport issued (Aug-2017) a non-binding tender for “economic operators” interested in purchasing a shareholding in the company, for either a business lease and/or management of the…..

flyadeal receives first A320 from DAE

flyadeal received (23-Aug-2017) the first of eight A320 aircraft from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) in Hamburg. All eight aircraft are from DAE’s direct order with Airbus and are powered by CFM 56-5B4/3 engines……

Nigeria’s Government and Ethiopian Airlines in talks on Arik Air management contract: report

Nigeria‘s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director Godfrey Odudigbo reportedly said the Government is in negotiations with Ethiopian Airlines on a contract to manage Arik Air, which may…..

Thomas Cook Group confirms return to Tunisian market in 2018

Thomas Cook Group announced (22-Aug-2017) plans to relaunch its holiday programme and outbound UK services to Tunisia, effective 13-Feb-2018. Thomas Cook group head of customer welfare Carol MacKenzie added: “We’re starting…..

easyJet in talks for airberlin’s Dusseldorf slots

easyJet‘s main interest in airberlin reportedly comprises slots from Dusseldorf to Berlin, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Zurich (rp-online.de/The Local, 22-Aug-2017). While Deutsche Lufthansa AGis undertaking negotiations to acquire parts of airberlin, easyJet reportedly plans to acquire slots…..

Dubai Airports reports busiest month in history with 8.1m pax in Jul-2017

Dubai International Airport reported (22-Aug-2017) traffic highlights for Jul-2017: Passengers: 8.1 million, +5.9% year-on-year; Cargo: 213,258 tonnes, +5.0%; Aircraft movements: 34,181, -4.7%. The airport reported South America was…..

BDL: German airline operating margins recovering, but at a slow pace

Bundesverband der Deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft (Federal Association of German Air Transport – BDL) reported (Aug-2017) German airline operating margins are “recovering”, but are low in international comparison in 2016……