Air France to launch Paris CDG-Catania service in Mar-2018

Air France announced (27-Nov-2017) plans to commence three times weekly Paris CDG–Catania service, effective 27-Mar-2018. The route will operate with A319 and A320 equipment. According to OAG, Air France will share the route…..

Developing-8 nations discuss civil aviation cooperation platform

Pakistan‘s Civil Aviation Authority stated the 11th meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation of the Developing-8 (D-8) organisation pledged to make the best use of the…..

Garuda Indonesia to increase Melbourne frequency in Dec-2017

Garuda Indonesia GM Melbourne Micky Irfandi said the airline plans to increase Melbourne frequency from 29-Dec-2017 (The Jakarta Post, 26-Nov-2017). The airline will increase Jakarta-Melbourne frequency…..

Jetstar, Air Niugini, Virgin Australia cancel Bali services on 28-Nov-2017 amid Mount Agung ash

Jetstar, Air Niugini and Virgin Australia separately noted (27-Nov-2017) continued flight cancellations to/from Bali Denpasar on 28-Nov-2017 as conditions around the airport continue to be affected by the ash…..

Australia Govt will monitor but not intervene on issue of Canberra-Sydney flight cancellations

Australia‘s Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester stated the federal government was seeking answers about the higher than usual rates of cancellations on service between…..

Qantas notes need to invest in engineering, education of the engineers of the future

Qantas chairman Leigh Clifford noted the need to invest in engineering and the education of the engineers of the future (AFR, 28-Nov-2017). Mr Clifford noted the…..

Air France: Tahiti based strike action continues

Air France stated service from Tahiti to Los Angeles over the next four days were being provided with aircraft from Air Tahiti Nui and Hi Fly (RadioNZ, 27-Nov-2017). The altered…..

Wellcamp Airport keen to expand international cargo operations after first year of Cathay service

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport marked (27-Nov-2017) the first anniversary of Cathay Pacific‘s weekly service with Boeing 747-8F equipment. Cathay Pacific regional cargo manager Nigel Chynoweth said: “Discussions are getting serious…..

CAPA: Condor may be priority for fleet renewal for Thomas Cook Group

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Condor Flugdienst: Thomas Cook Group‘s German airline raises profile with airberlin‘s demise’, stated (25-Nov-2017) Condor‘s fleet of 42 aircraft…..

Saudi Arabia may introduce tourist visa in 2018

Saudi Arabia‘s Government hopes to introduce tourist visas for foreign travellers in 2018, according to Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage president and chairman Prince Sultan…..

Ukraine International Airlines to take delivery of up to 10 aircraft in 2018

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plans to take delivery of up to 10 aircraft in 2018, including four Boeing 777-200ER, six 737-800 and two Embraer 190 aircraft, according to UIA…..