The Slovenian start-up VLM Airlines has announced plans to connect the Belgium city Antwerp with London City Airport from October 30, 2017. The carrier plans to connect the two cities with three or four flights on weekdays and two flights on Sundays.
On October 10, 2017, the freight carriers Cargolux and Emirates SkyCargo have announced plans to work together within a codesharing partnership for air cargo transportation. According to the official press release of Emirates SkyCargo “The agreement was signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Richard Forson, President & CEO Cargolux Airlines in the presence of François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg”.
Lufthansa has announced an interest in parts of insolvent Alitalia. The German carrier that bought parts of Air Berlin days ago would like to create a “new Alitalia”.
Airbus and Bombardier are to become partners on the CSeries aircraft programme. A corresponding agreement was signed on Monday. The European multinational aircraft manufacturer acquires a 50,01% stake in CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP). Bombardier and Investissement Québec (IQ) will own approximately 31% and 19% respectively.
Germany's largest carrier Lufthansa has signed a contract to buy parts of Air Berlin. The carrier confirmed the signature on Twitter. Lufthansa will take more than half of the fleet of 144 aircraft and 3000 of Air Berlin's 8500 staff.
Jet Airways has announced to order 75 new aircraft of the type Boeing 737 MAX 10, with an option for additional 74 aircraft. This order is a follow up for an already existing order of 75 smaller 737 Max 8s. The deal has a value of approximately 9 billion USD, according to current list prices. Significant rebates are, however, common when facing orders of this size.
Lithuanian leisure charter operator Small Planet Airlines has announced it has obtained the Cambodian Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and will now operate flights under LKH callsign, assigned by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
If people are asked to name airlines in the Middle East region, probably only some might say Oman Air. During a meeting with the German Luftfahrt Presse Club in Hamburg, AVIPEO.COM had the chance to chat with Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO of the carrier.
Air France has launched its new low cost carrier Joon, which aims at attracting younger travelers. The new airline will be based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and start operations in December
The German airline start-up Sundair has started own operations after receiving its AOC by the German German Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrtbundesamt).
WestJet has announced the name and logo for its ultra-low-cost airline (ULCC) in Canada. Named Swoop, the ULCC will begin selling flights in early 2018.
The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved an investment framework of around EUR 1 billion for the purchase and leasing of p to 61 aircraft, including 41 Airbus A320 Family aircraft and 20 Dash 8 Q400.
Air Berlin' Supervisory Board has given information about the current status of the bidding negotiations for the sale of the company. The airline will focus on negotiations with Lufthansa and Easyjet. The aim of the talks that will continue until 12 October 2017 is to take over parts of Air Berlin.
Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced the airline's intention to order 40 787-9 Dreamliner. When finalized, the order would be valued at almost $11 billion before the customary discounts for large aircraft purchases.
China Daily reports the state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) has signed 130 new orders for its C919 passenger jet.
Some days after struggling Air Berlin has announced the end of its long haul flights to the Caribbean, two major German carriers plan to fill the gap at Düsseldorf Airport.
The Hungarian low cost carrier Wizz Air has introduced its new “Flexible Travel Partner” service, allowing customers to create a new reservation without including all passengers’ names at the time of booking. This new product has been designed for customers who want to book their trip securing low cost fares in advance, yet are uncertain who their travel partners will be.
Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced the acquisition of Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company. The deal, Luxaviation Helicopters’ first acquisition since launching in February 2017, positions the company as the world’s largest VIP and VVIP helicopter operator, according to its press statement.