‘Nigeria is the harshest operating environment for any airline’: Air Peace CEO

Air Peace chairman and CEO Allen Onyema said: “Nigeria is the harshest operating environment for any airline, especially the domestic airlines” (Punch, 17-Sep-2017). He stated: “There are…..

Transavia France invests in two new technology/service start-ups

TravelCar, via its official LinkedIn account, reposted (17-Sep-2017) a report confirming Transavia France invested in both the French carsharing start-up and Wiidii, a personal assistance interface (L’Aerien/Air Journal,…..

Air China to launch four times weekly Beijing-Brisbane service from 11-Dec-2017

Air China announced (17-Sep-2017) plans to launch Beijing-Brisbane service from 11-Dec-2017, operating four times weekly with A330-200 equipment, with 198 economy and 28 business class seats……

Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines sign Nadi-Honiara codeshare

Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines signed (Sep-2017) a codeshare agreement covering flights between Nadi and Honiara, effective 30-Sep-2017. Both carriers will codeshare on each other’s services between the…..

Australia’s domestic pax up 2% to 59.3m with 78% load factor in FY2017, seats stable at 77.2m

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (18-Sep-2017) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for FY2017: Passengers: 59.3 million, +1.5% year-on-year; Top…..

Air Canada appoints former Air NZ CEO Rob Fyfe to board of directors

Air Canada appointed (15-Sep-2017) former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe to its board of directors, effective 30-Sep-2017. Mr Fyfe’s appointment coincides with the retirement of Joseph Leonard. [more – original PR]

Hawaiian Airlines to expand Honolulu-Auckland service in Mar-2018

Hawaiian Airlines announced (17-Sep-2017) plans to increase Honolulu-Auckland frequency from three to five times weekly on 21-Mar-2018, in response to strong demand. The carrier deploys A330 aircraft…..

Queensland Government: New Air China service deal finalised during recent China trade mission

Queensland State Government Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones announced (17-Sep-2017) the deal with Air China to launch Beijing-Brisbane service was finalised on her recent trade mission…..

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 services daily for six weeks to ‘improve operational resilience’

Ryanair announced (15-Sep-2017) plans to cancel 40 to 50 services per day over six weeks until the end of Oct-2017 to “improve its system-wide punctuality which…..

Aegean likely to continue to use operating leases as preferred method of aircraft acquisition

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Aegean Airlines: operating leases will dominate new refleeting orders for 45-60 Boeing or Airbus‘, stated (17-Sep-2017) while Aegean currently operates…..

Ethiopian to sign agreement on new Zambian carrier, in talks in Chad, seeking stake in Congo Airways

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said the airline expects to sign an agreement with Zambia‘s Government and private equity investors by Nov-2017 on the establishment of a…..