Flybondi to postpone launch until the end of Jan-2018: report

Flybondi reportedly postponed plans to launch service in Argentinauntil the end of Jan-2018, after previously scheduling its launch for 03-Jan-2018 (La Nacion, 27-Dec-2017).

Viva Air finalises order for 50 A320 family aircraft

Viva Air signed (22-Dec-2017) a purchase agreement with Airbusfor 50 A320 family aircraft. The 35 A320neo and 15 A320ceo aircraft will be operated by the group’s airlines VivaColombia and Viva Air…..

LATAM Ecuador anticipates domestic growth following delivery of A319

LATAM Ecuador anticipates growth in domestic operations following the delivery of A319 aircraft, as it strengthens service on services from Quito to Cuenca and Guayaquil as…..

Brazil’s Defence Minister: Brazil in favour of commercial alliance with Boeing

Brazil‘s Defence Minister Raul Jungmann said the government welcomed a commercial alliance with Boeing (Reuters, 23-Dec-2017). “We are in favour of this and other partnerships”, Mr Jungmann…..

Flughafen Zurich AG to commence operation of Florianopolis Hercilio Luz Airport on 03-Jan-2018

Flughafen Zurich AG will reportedly commence operation of Florianopolis Hercilio Luz Airport on 03-Jan-2018, under the Floripa Airport brand (portaldailha.com, 26-Dec-2017). Floripa Airport also plans to commence construction…..

United Airlines not seeking any additional Havana frequencies

United Airlines and Mesa Airlines jointly affirmed (26-Dec-2017) United does not seek any additional Havana frequencies at this time beyond the six additional Houston-Havana frequencies for which it applied on 12-Sep-2017. As…..

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…..

Brazilian President not opposed to Boeing and Embraer talks, but would veto loss of control

Brazil‘s President Michel Temer reportedly informed representatives from the Ministry of Defence and Brazilian Air Force he is not opposed to negotiations between Embraer and Boeing about a potential…..

European Commission grants unconditional approval for Safran acquisition of Zodiac

European Commission (EC) granted (21-Dec-2017) unconditional approval for the proposed acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran. The EC concluded the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the relevant…..

Brazil ANAC director says considering ending EU open skies negotiations

Brazil ANAC director and specialist for regulation Juliano Noman commented on the ongoing open skies negotiations with the EU, stating: “Unfortunately, we are considering ending the negotiations because they…..

San Diego International Airport pax up 11%, cargo down 1% in Nov-2017

San Diego International Airport reported (21-Dec-2017) the following traffic highlights for Nov-2017: Passengers: 1.9 million, +10.8%; Domestic: 1.8 million, +10.1%; International: 69,168, +32.8%; Cargo: 15,569 tons,…..