Kuwait Airways aims to increase market share, modernise fleet and expand network

Kuwait Airways chairman Sami Al-Rasheed said the airline aims to increase market share in Kuwait from 35% to 50%, modernise its fleet and expand its network over the…..

Royal Air Maroc to commence Casablanca-N’Djamena-Nairobi service in Oct-2017

Royal Air Maroc plans to commence three times weekly Casablanca-N’Djamena-Nairobi service with Boeing 737-800 equipment on 11-Oct-2017, replacing three times weekly nonstop Casablanca-Nairobi service operated with 767-300ER equipment (Airline…..

Saudia and Garuda Indonesia to expand codeshare network in 2H2017

Garuda Indonesia and Saudia plan to expand their codeshare network in 2H2017 to include Garuda‘s Jakarta-Makassar, Jakarta-Medan and Jakarta-Surabaya services and Saudia’s Madinah–Riyadh-Jakarta, Jeddah–Bahrain, Jeddah-Cairo, Jeddah-Casablanca, Jeddah-Dammam, Jeddah-Madinah, Jeddah-Madrid, Jeddah-Qassim, Jeddah-Riyadh, Jeddah-Tabuk and Riyadh-Jakarta…..

airberlin CEO commends speed of German Government bridging loan

airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann commented on the German Government’s EUR150 million bridging loan, stating “The speed with which all parties in the government worked impressed me… We…..

airberlin to choose bank to finance insolvency by Nov-2017

airberlin appointed specialist insolvency lawyer Dr Frank Kebekus of Kebekus et Zimmerman, and Dr Lucas Flöther of Flöther & Wissing, to direct the airline’s insolvency proceedings (Wirtschaftswoche/Berliner…..

Alitalia to focus on domestic route network in restructuring: Commissioner

Alitalia commissioner Stefano Paleari stated restructuring for insolvency will see the carrier “predominantly oriented on the domestic market” (il Sol 24 Ore, 15-Aug-2017). The domestic market accounts…..

El Al CEO confirms plans to take delivery of 787-9 in Aug-2017

El Al CEO David Maimon confirmed (16-Aug-2017) the carrier’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft will arrive in Aug-2017 and enter service in Aug/Sep-2017. Mr Maimon added: “This plane is…..

AFI KLM E&M testing eddy-current inspection technology at Amsterdam engine unit

Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) director innovations James Kornberg confirmed trials of non-destructive testing eddy-current inspection technology at the company’s Amsterdam engine unit (MRO Network, 16-Aug-2017)……

Partnership for Open and Fair Skies: Gulf subsidies are ‘distorting the market’

Partnership for Open and Fair Skies, via its official Twitter account, stated (16-Aug-2017) American workers will “win” if they work under a level playing field, tweeting that…..

airberlin files for insolvency proceedings, Etihad intends to no longer offer financial support

airberlin filed (15-Aug-2017) to commence insolvency proceedings, in order to continue with “the restructuring process that is already underway”. The proceedings are due to Etihad Airways intending to no longer…..

Ryanair lodges competition complaints around airberlin insolvency proceedings

Ryanair lodged (15-Aug-2017) competition complaints with the German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission regarding the “obvious conspiracy playing out in Germany“, between the German Government, Lufthansa…..