Boeing and Embraer confirm discussions on ‘a potential combination’

Boeing and Embraer confirmed (21-Dec-2017) they are engaged in discussions regarding a potential combination, the basis of which remains under discussion. The parties stated there is no guarantee…..

Rex selected as preferred tenderer for Perth-Carnavon/Monkey Mia route

Western Australia‘s (WA) Government announced (21-Dec-2017) Regional Express (Rex) is the preferred tenderer for the regulated Perth-Carnarvon/Monkey Mia route. The announcement follows a competitive tender process by the…..

Corporate Travel Management receives transparent fare accreditation

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) announced (21-Dec-2017) it became the first travel management company to receive an accreditation for transparent airfare pricing, following certification by independent airfare…..

Airways New Zealand forecasts NZ traffic to increase 4.3% p/a over next 20 years

Airways New Zealand forecast (21-Dec-2017) air traffic in New Zealand (NZ) to increase by an average of 4.3% p/a over the next 20 years. Airways New Zealand said continued growth along…..

Air New Zealand to offer 2.2 million domestic seats over peak summer period

Air New Zealand forecast (22-Dec-2017) it will offer around 2.2 million seats across its domestic network over the peak Dec-2017/Jan-2018 period, 90,000 more than the same…..

Australian TWU warns of travel disruption to Fiji over airport staff lock out

Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) warned (21-Dec-2017) industrial action at Air Terminal Services (Fiji) could continue to affect operations in Fiji “over the coming weeks and months”, due to…..

flydubai finalises 737 MAX order, largest Middle East narrowbody order

flydubai finalised (21-Dec-2017) the purchase of 175 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the largest narrowbody jet order for a Middle Eastcarrier. The contract also includes options for an additional 50…..

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA to base four Boeing 737 aircraft at Oslo Gardermoen Airport in 2018

Avinor stated (20-Dec-2017) Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to base four additional Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, commencing in summer 2018. The LCC plans to deploy the aircraft…..

Eurowings: New collective agreements to support addition of 30 A320s by summer 2018

Eurowings stated (20-Dec-2017) new collective agreements for growth will enable increases in staff numbers at all German bases, including Duesseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne and in Austria and Spain. Eurowings will…..

JetWest Airways outlines plans to launch in 2018

JetWest Airways, a Nigerian start-up, announced (Dec-2017) the following details via its official LinkedIn account: Base: Lagos; Secondary hubs: Accra, Abuja; Operating model: LCC; Launch of operations:…..

SmartLynx to wet lease three A320s to TUI Airlines Belgium in 2018

SmartLynx Airlines announced (20-Dec-2017) plans to wet lease three A320 aircraft (ES-SAO, MSN 936; ES-SAK, MSN 888; and ES-SAS, MSN 1725) to TUI Airlines Belgium. The lease term…..