Turkish Airlines to ‘recreate’ AnadoluJet

Turkish Airlines chairman İlker Aycı announced plans to reinvent AnadoluJet (Hurriyet Daily News, 15-Sep-2017). Mr Aycı said: “We will recreate it completely with its colour, image and flight…..

Mauritius and Portugal sign BASA, Air Mauritius to codeshare on Air France services

Mauritius and Portugal signed (14-Sep-2017) a bilateral air services agreement (BASA) on 14-Sep-2017. The main provisions are multiple designation of airlines by each party for up to seven…..

Adria Airways Switzerland considering application to become Star Alliance member

Adria Airways Switzerland CCO Christian Schneider confirmed “we are considering the option of applying” to become a Star Alliance member (Routes Online, 14-Sep-2017). Mr Schneider said become a member would “provide our passengers…..

Fifth freedom services ‘not a profitable way to operate a flight’: Kuwait Airways deputy CEO

Kuwait Airways deputy CEO Kamil Al-Awadhi said the airline suspended fifth freedom services, including Kuwait–Bangkok–Manila and Kuwait-London-New York as it is “not a profitable way to operate a…..

Air Europa to launch Madrid-Recife service

Air Europa Lineas Aereas plans to launch twice weekly Madrid-Recife service from 20-Dec-2017, with service to operate with A330-200 aircraft, as per a 12-Sep-2017 GDS and inventory…..

airberlin creditors committee: Cancellations ‘seriously endanger the entire insolvency proceedings’

airberlin‘s creditors committee chief representative Frank Kebekus stated (12-Sep-2017) cancellation of more than 100 services on 12-Sep-2017 due to 200 pilots calling in sick “seriously endanger the…..

Pegasus Airlines to open base at Istanbul New Airport from 2020

Pegasus Airlines plans to base a “considerable fleet” at Istanbul New Airport from 2020, according to CCO Güliz Öztürk (Bloomberg/Daily Sabah, 12-Sep-2017). Ms Öztürk said: “We plan to…..

Pobeda’s fleet plans indicate expectation of strong growth beyond 2017

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Pobeda: an indispensable part of the Aeroflot Group, even as the LCC’s growth slows’ stated (11-Sep-2017) the carrier’s…..

SCAT Airlines considers fleet expansion plans for 2018

SCAT Airlines is considering the acquisition of a “few aircraft” in 2018, according to VP marketing Aleksandra Sytnik (ATO.ru, 08-Sep-2017). Ms Sytnik said the carrier is…..

New Zambia Airways may commence operations in 2018

Zambia‘s Minister of Transport Brian Mushimba said the country’s new national carrier is expected to commence operations in 2018 under the name Zambia Airways (ZNBC, 11-Sep-2017). As…..

Amadeus: Consumer revolution taking place, with ‘data in the driver’s seat’

Amadeus IT Group VP, provider offer management, travel channels David Doctor, writing (11-Sep-2017) on the official Amadeus blog, reported there is a consumer revolution taking place, with businesses speeding…..