Filipino, Russian carriers look to expand market

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Published: August 28, 2015

Following the signing of an upgraded air services agreement (ASA) between Russia and the Philippines, at least five carriers have flagged interest in operating new schedules between the two countries. “We were able to come to an understanding that is mutually beneficial and . . . that significantly expands cooperation between our countries,” said Philippines’ […]

SilkAir opens Maldives service

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Published: August 28, 2015

Singapore Airlines (SIA) regional offshoot SilkAir is to launch a four-times-weekly service to the Maldives starting October. The carrier will operate the flights on weekdays, excluding Friday, and will complement its parent carrier’s daily services to give 14 flights a week to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, on Hulhule’ Island, Maldives. It will use Airbus A320 […]

AirAsia X cuts, defers A330ceo deliveries amid traffic slump

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Published: August 28, 2015

Malaysia-based low cost carrier AirAsia X is deferring or cutting deliveries of Airbus A330ceo widebodies as it looks to curb growth and strengthen its financial performance. The carrier had already trimmed its A330 delivery schedule in November. In the latest round, it will defer two deliveries and cut 14 of the orders due between now […]

Pacific Rim ANSPs implement 14-minute oceanic flight tracking

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Published: August 28, 2015

Pacific Rim air navigation services providers (ANSPs) Airservices Australia, Airways New Zealand and FAA are now using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) technology to track aircraft across the Pacific Ocean every 14 minutes.  This more than halves the previous tracking interval of every 30-40 minutes, and brings the region into compliance with ICAO recommendations for tracking […]

Cambodia’s Sky Angkor wet-leases SSJ100 from Red Wings

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Published: August 28, 2015

                                                                        Russia’s Red Wings Airlines has signed an agreement to wet lease a Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to Sky Angkor Airlines of Cambodia. The deal was announced at the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. The aircraft will be delivered in December and be based at Siem Reap International Airport. Red […]

Russian engine program for Irkut MC-21 delayed

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Published: August 28, 2015

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Russia’s UAC to invest in potential Il-114 regional airliner relaunch

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Published: August 28, 2015

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LCCs face strict visibility regulations at Delhi

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Published: August 27, 2015

New entrant low-cost carriers (LCCs) to India, including SIA-backed Vistara and AirAsia India, are facing potential schedule disruptions at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi. Both airlines have been flagged as having likely takeoff and landing limitations imposed during low-visibility days at the Delhi hub this winter. Delhi—frequently a victim of severe smogs—sees hundreds […]

WestJet adds first widebody to fleet with delivery of Boeing 767-300ER

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Published: August 27, 2015

WestJet has taken delivery of its first Boeing 767-300ER , adding a widebody aircraft to its fleet for the first time. The Calgary-based low-cost carrier (LCC) has operated an all-737 fleet since its founding in 1996, and in 2013 launched a Bombardier Q400 regional subsidiary called WestJet Encore . The airline is slated to take […]

Norwegian to lease two more Boeing 787-9s

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Published: August 27, 2015

Norwegian will lease two additional Boeing 787-9s, due for delivery in summer 2017, which it will use to extend its long-haul network. “In order to make our long-haul operation even more competitive, we are dependent on more brand new cost-efficient aircraft. Our long-haul routes have been very popular and I´m very satisfied to have secured […]

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