Air Transat increases trans Atlantic schedule with addition of A330 aircraft

Air Transat announced (25-Oct-2017) plans to expand the summer 2018 schedule to France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Israel, citing the addition of an A330 aircraft to its fleet. The carrier will offer…..

flyadeal to issue RFP for around 50 aircraft

flyadeal CEO Con Korfiatis said the airline expects to issue an RFP “very shortly over the next month” for “around 50 aircraft including options” (The National, 25-Oct-2017)……

Russia’s Transport Minister confirms work on launch of national carrier in Armenia

Russia‘s Minister of Transport Maksim Sokolov announced (25-Oct-2017) work is being conducted on the establishment of a national carrier in Armenia with a Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft…..

Finnair to increase capacity to Lapland over winter 2017/18 by over 20%

Finnair confirmed (25-Oct-2017) plans to increase capacity to Lapland over winter 2017/18 by over 20%. The airline plans to launch new direct services to Lapland airports…..

Sunshine Coast Airport reports operational highlights for 2016/2017

Sunshine Coast Airport reported (24-Oct-2017) the following operational highlights for 2016/2017: Record passenger movements recorded, handling one million passengers for the first time; New services secured…..

Cebu Pacific and Flight Training Adelaide launch pilot training due to ‘overwhelming response’

Cebu Pacific launched (24-Oct-2017) a cadet pilot training programme in partnership with Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) to address the airline’s expansion requirements over the next five years. The…..

Sunshine Coast Airport signs three way tourism partnership leveraging development of new runway

Sunshine Coast Airport, Tourism Noosa and Visit Sunshine Coast signed (24-Oct-2017) the Sunshine Coast Aviation Partnership, a three year agreement to leverage development of an…..

Tourism Western Australia announces funding for regional visitor centres

Tourism Western Australia confirmed (23-Oct-2017) 33 regional visitor centres across the state have received government funding for projects to help make them more sustainable. The Regional Visitor Centre…..

IATA and ACI launch NEXTT initiative to pioneer new common vision

IATA and Airports Council International (ACI) jointly launched (24-Oct-2017) the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative. NEXTT aims to help deliver new on ground concepts to…..

Australian CASA: Independent review of fatigue management rules are on track

Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) reported (24-Oct-2017) an independent review of fatigue management rules is “on track”, with a final report to the CASA Board…..

CAPA: Even with regulatory intervention, Eurowings will strengthen position with airberlin assets

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘As it dies, airberlin sells NIKI, LGW, other aircraft to Lufthansa / Eurowings. easyJet talks continue’,…..