Finnair to add Ho Chi Minh City and four other new destinations next winter

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Published: November 26, 2014

Finnair is to launch services to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, the Israeli city of Eilat, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura on the Canary Islands, as well as Madeira in Portugal, for winter 2015-2016. Several of the routes were previously served on a charter basis, but Helsinki-based Finnair is now planning to offer all five routes […]

Sukhoi Superjet 100 receives vertical navigation certification

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Published: November 26, 2014

Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee’s Aviation Register (IAC AR) has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate to Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) for its Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to perform vertical navigation (VNAV) for all stages of flight. According to a SCAC statement, the SSJ100 has become the first Russian-built aircraft to achieve VNAV certificate for all […]

Sheremetyevo airport again extends deadline for Vladivostok deal

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Published: November 26, 2014

Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport has again postponed the deadline for Vladivostok International Airport share offers from Nov. 21 to Dec. 12, due to numerous requests from buyers to clarify the tender documentation. The original deadline was Oct. 31. Sheremetyevo said its partner InfraONE investment agency received letters of interest for Vladivostok from six companies, including […]

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 […]

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