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……

SA Airlink completes trials at St Helena Airport

SA Airlink completed (22-Aug-2017) a two day programme of flight trials at Saint Helena Airport with an Embraer 190 aircraft. The airline performed 13 flight trials and assessed air traffic…..

Flughafen Wien AG reiterates ‘tremendous importance’ of Vienna Airport third runway

Flughafen Wien AG reiterated (22-Aug-2017) Vienna International Airport‘s third runway project is of “tremendous importance for the long term development of the airport as well as the business…..

TAAG reports 10,000 pax on Europe and South America services in 1H2017

TAAG reported (22-Aug-2017) more than 10,000 passengers on connecting services from Southern Africa to destinations in Europe and South America, including Lisbon, Porto, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, in 1H2017. The airline…..

Icelandair announces schedule for Tampa service commencing 06-Sep-2017

Icelandair announced (21-Aug-2017) the schedule for twice weekly Reykjavik Keflavik–Tampa service, launching on 06-Sep-2017. The service will allow passengers to connect with services to four UK points in the UK…..