Jiuyuan Airlines postpones inaugural flight to Dec. 2

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Published: November 26, 2014

Juneyao Airlines’ low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Jiuyuan Airlines has postponed its inaugural flight—from Guangzhou to Zhanjiang—to Dec. 2 following approval of its routes application. The Guangzhou-based LCC carrier plans to open some domestic routes initially and would consider opening international routes to East Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia and Australia for the medium- and […]

FlyNiki launches Abu Dhabi long-haul flights, Etihad codeshare

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Published: November 26, 2014

Austria-based airberlin subsidiary FlyNiki launched its first long-haul route with daily Vienna-Abu Dhabi Airbus A320 services Nov. 24, featuring 12 business- and 132 economy-class seats with Wi-Fi service. Etihad Airways has placed its EY code on the service as part of a codeshare agreement with FlyNiki. “Starting long-haul operations is one of the biggest projects […]

Swiss regulator seeks more answers in Etihad, Darwin deal

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Published: November 26, 2014

Switzerland’s civil aviation authority is still not completely happy with Etihad Airways and its plans to take a minority stake in Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline. It has extended its deadline to give the smaller airline time to respond fully to its concerns over its relationship with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad. Etihad announced plans to take […]

Air France mulls ATR -600s ahead of wider regional fleet renewal

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Published: November 25, 2014

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CEO: Oman Air to be profitable by end of 2017

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Published: November 25, 2014

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China’s Ruili Airlines receives first Boeing 737-700

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Published: November 25, 2014

China’s Ruili Airlines has received its first direct-purchase Boeing 737-700. The new aircraft is the first of 14 737 orders and commitments , comprising eight 737-700s and six 737 MAXs. The Kunming-based carrier currently operates two 737-700s and one 737-800 serving seven domestic routes in China. Ruili Airlines launched formal operations May 18 with a […]

SkyWest firms order for seven Embraer E-175s

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Published: November 25, 2014

SkyWest , parent of SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, has confirmed its order for seven current generation Embraer E-175s , valued at $ 301 million, which it will deploy on behalf of Alaska Airlines. In May 2013, Utah-based SkyWest placed an order for 40 firm and 60 reconfirmable E-175s—dependent on SkyWest being awarded capacity purchase […]

Trans States, Piedmont to fly transferred Envoy E-145s for American

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Published: November 25, 2014

American Airlines Group will next year start transferring at least 50 Embraer E-145s from its wholly owned regional subsidiary Envoy Air to other regional airlines, including moving at least 15 E-145s to Trans States Airlines. Piedmont Airlines , which became a subsidiary of American as part of the American-US Airways merger, will also receive Envoy […]

Spirit adding flights in Houston could prompt Southwest response

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Published: November 24, 2014

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Boeing begins final assembly of first 787-9 at South Carolina facility

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Published: November 24, 2014

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility . The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, according to a Boeing statement.   The North Charleston, South Carolina, site joins Boeing’s Everett final assembly in Washington state, which began 787-9 production in […]

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