Parties interested in airberlin ‘sufficiently large to offer airberlin a secure future’: CEO

airberlin CEO Thomas Winkelmann commented on parties interested in acquiring parts of the carrier, stating all three potential investors are “reputable in terms of their finances,…..

German Transport Minister: ‘Imperative’ for Lufthansa to acquire lion’s share of airberlin

Germany‘s Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt stated it is “imperative” that Deutsche Lufthansa AG be “able to take over significant parts of airberlin” (Rheinische Post/focus.de/Reuters/AFP/Sueddeutsche Zeitung,…..

Turkey to see seat capacity on Russia routes double in 2017

Counter Intelligence Retail reported (16-Aug-2017) scheduled operators on Russia–Turkey routes are looking to take advantage of demand with seat capacity to double year-on-year in 2017. Istanbul Ataturk is expected to…..

Armenia and China to sign new agreement on direct air services

Armenia‘s General Department of Civil Aviation (GDCA) director Sergey Avetisyan stated Armenia will meet with China in autumn 2017 to discuss the issue of organising direct services between the…..

Kuwait Airways aims to increase market share, modernise fleet and expand network

Kuwait Airways chairman Sami Al-Rasheed said the airline aims to increase market share in Kuwait from 35% to 50%, modernise its fleet and expand its network over the…..

Royal Air Maroc to commence Casablanca-N’Djamena-Nairobi service in Oct-2017

Royal Air Maroc plans to commence three times weekly Casablanca-N’Djamena-Nairobi service with Boeing 737-800 equipment on 11-Oct-2017, replacing three times weekly nonstop Casablanca-Nairobi service operated with 767-300ER equipment (Airline…..

Saudia and Garuda Indonesia to expand codeshare network in 2H2017

Garuda Indonesia and Saudia plan to expand their codeshare network in 2H2017 to include Garuda‘s Jakarta-Makassar, Jakarta-Medan and Jakarta-Surabaya services and Saudia’s Madinah–Riyadh-Jakarta, Jeddah–Bahrain, Jeddah-Cairo, Jeddah-Casablanca, Jeddah-Dammam, Jeddah-Madinah, Jeddah-Madrid, Jeddah-Qassim, Jeddah-Riyadh, Jeddah-Tabuk and Riyadh-Jakarta…..

Virgin Australia: Australia’s carriers offer a ‘ladder of different products and services’

Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti said while a duopoly exists in the Australian domestic, it is different from “the duopoly of the old Ansett and TAA…..

Traffic between Brisbane and NSW surpasses regional Queensland for the first time since FY2011

Brisbane Airport noted (18-Aug-2017) traffic volume on New South Wales destinations reached 5.39 million passengers during FY2017, surpassing traffic volume to regional Queensland market for the first…..

Tourism Tasmania on track to meet goal of 1.5m visitors p/a by 2020

Tourism Tasmania reported (17-Aug-2017) it is “totally committed” to its T21 partnership with the Tasmanian tourism industry and the goals developed for the partnership. Tourism Tasmania…..