Daily News 30MAR2018
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Aeroflot (Russia) plans to offer new Moscow – Dublin service.
Aeromar (Mexico) forced to take two ATRs out of service following a tarmac collision at Mexico City Airport. ATR72-600, serial 1428, rolled off the chocks into ATR42-500, serial 476.
Air India Express estimates revenue and profit for fiscal 2018-19 are US$550.3 million and $34.6 million, respectively. Due to recent EOI released by the government for the carrier’s sale, Air India Express put its long-term plans on hold.
Air India Express firmed up the lease of two more B737-800s in fiscal 2018-19, with delivery in September and October 2018.
Airbus completes the longest flight ever for the A321LR, flying from Toulouse to the Seychelles.
Alaska Airlines (US) took delivery of one new A321neo, serial 8126.
Aviastar (Russia) started new cargo service from Hangzhou to Moscow on 29 March 2018.
Azimut (Russia) to increase its SSJ100 fleet to eight by end April 2018, with plans to reach a fleet of 16 aircraft by 2022.
Beijing Capital Airlines (China) rescheduled Beijing – Helsinki service til 29 June 2018, with A330.
Cyprus Airways started A319 service from Larnaca to Athens on 29 March 2018.
Delta Air Lines (US) took delivery of one new B737-900ER, serial 62776.
Direct Air (US) co-founders Judy Tull and Kay Ellison were convicted of stealing millions from passenger escrow accounts.
Ernest (Italy) to launch Kiev – Bologna flights on 22 June 2018, with A319 and A320.
Etihad (UAE) to continue to be the strategic partner and minority shareholder of Air Serbia for the foreseeable future, according to Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.
Eurowings (Germany) took delivery of one A340-300, serial 354, operated by Brussels Airlines (Belgium).
FL Technics (Lithuania) signed an agreement with Corendon Dutch Airlines (Netherlands) for base maintenance services for all their fleet.
Flyadeal (Saudi Arabia) took delivery of its sixth new A320-200, serial 8213.
GOL (Brazil) approved resolution for the execution of two credit agreements with Credit Agricole CIB (France), and Ex-Im Bank (US), each in the amount of up to US$11 million for the financing of payments relating to for technical services performed on GOL’s aircraft engines, along with the execution of two guaranty agreements for the same.
ICAO is trying to facilitate talks between Qatar and its neighbors to defuse tensions over alleged airspace violations, but will not intervene politically in the dispute.
InterCaribbean Airways (Turks & Caicos) started EMB120 service from Dominica to St Lucia on 22 March 2018.
Jeju Air (South Korea) is considering the introduction of the B737 MAX by 2H 2019, to expand international services in Asia.
JetBlue (US) took delivery of one new A321-200, serial 8178.
KLM (Netherlands) took delivery of its 12th new B787-9, serial 42509. KLM will take possession of its next Dreamliner in August 2018.
LAN Express (Chile) flight attendants plan to go on strike on 03 April 2018, after failed negotiations with the airline over better working conditions.
Lion Air (Indonesia) launched new B737-900ER charter service from Denpasar to Shenzhen on 25 March and from Surabaya to Sanya on 26 March 2018.
Med-View Airline (Nigeria) expects 2018 to be a year that will provide it with the opportunities for growth and investment, following US$103.4 million in revenue and profit before tax of $4.2 million in 2017.
Med-View Airline (Nigeria) is in talks with aircraft providers to add a new B737-800 and a modern B777-200ER to its fleet to further boost its international operations.
Melrose Industries (UK) narrowly won an US$11 billion takeover of GKN Aerospace (UK), winning a three-month battle for control of the company.
Pegasus (Turkey) took delivery of one new A320neo, serial 8136.
Primera Air (Latvia) to start new service from Gothenburg to Hurghada on 02 November 2018, and restart service from Aalborg on the same date.
Ryanair (Ireland) took delivery of two new B737-800s, serials 44827 and 44831.
Samoa Airways is seeking an aircraft on dry lease once its current B737-800 contract with NEOS (Italy) on damp lease reaches expiry by 2019. The new aircraft is likely to be a B737.
Saudia took delivery of one new A320-200, serial 8161.
SKY Aviation Leasing International (Ireland) took ownership of a 2013 B737-800, which is on a long-term lease to new customer Virgin Australia.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell (US) appointed Jonathan Russell as an attorney for its Global Transport Practice in London.
State Transport Leasing Company (Russia) is considering the possibility of increasing the number of IL114-300 it ordered, as it holds an due option for 50 more in addition 50 firm on order.
Thai Lion Air commenced B737-900ER charter service from Bangkok Don Mueang to Wuhan on 25 March 2018.
Transportation Partners (Singapore) and CFM International (US) finalized an order for 380 LEAP-1A engines to power A320neos/A321neos. The final engine order is valued at US$5.5 billion at list prices.
TUI Airlines Belgium took delivery of one new B737 MAX 8, serial 44590.
Universal Asset Management (US) acquired an ex-Virgin Atlantic A340-600, serial 736, from AerCap (Ireland) for disassembly and component support.
UPS (US) took delivery of one new B747-8F, serial 64254.
WestJet (Canada) took delivery of one new B737 MAX 8, serial 60515.
Wings Air (Indonesia) added new ATR72 service from Pontianak to Miri on 15 March 2018.
Wizz Air UK took delivery of one new A321-200, serial 8169.
Moscow Arbitration Court to recover more than US$52.1 million from VIM Airlines (Russia) on behalf of a subsidiary of state oil company Rosneft (Russia).
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