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Rex will challenge the new-look Virgin as a mid-market ‘hybrid’ and offer business seats and catering when it flies capital city routes. The post Rex to challenge Virgin as hybrid with business seats appeared first on Australian Aviation.

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Air New Zealand has appointed a former senior executive who spent 13 years at the airline as its new chief financial officer. The post Air New Zealand reappoints long-term exec as CFO appeared first on Australian Aviation.

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Israir (6H, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion) has attracted six bids for control of the carrier, Haaretz reported on November 9, the day after the bidding period ended. Among them are a proposal to merge with Arkia Israeli Airlines (IZ, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion) and another from Tami Mozes Borovitz, who lost control…

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MIAMI – Qatar Airways (QR) is resuming services to Algiers (ALG), Kyiv (KBP), Miami (MIA), Phuket (HKT), Seychelles (SEZ), Tbilisi (TBS), and Warsaw (WAW), the airline’s website announced on November 11. Qatar Airways is reinstating the services, as follows: Algiers (two weekly flights starting…

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LONDON – Yesterday, Lufthansa (LH) and the ver.di union have agreed on an initial crisis package after intensive negotiations. The measures, with a volume of more than €200m, will help to overcome the economic effects of the crisis. The agreements that have been reached still require the approval…

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MIAMI – According to Virgin Atlantic (VS) CEO Shai Weiss, the long-haul airline is a willing partner to build up the bankrupted Flybe (BE). Just a month ago, BE’s administrators announced that they reached an agreement to return the carrier to the skies. As a former BE shareholder, Weiss…

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MIAMI – Airbus SE announced it is restricting the production of the A220 at its facility in Mirabel, Québec. It will only roll three aircraft off the final assembly line per month. Additionally, only one aircraft will roll out per month at Airbus’ other facility in Mobile, Alabama. The…

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CHARLESTON – Earlier this afternoon, Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina was evacuated after a suspicious package was found by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents. Passengers inside the terminal were quickly directed to exit, and those onboard aircraft were…

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Flying taxi startup Lilium will set up its first U.S. hub near Orlando, putting more than 20 million Floridians within range of...

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Cash-strapped Romanian state-owned carrier Tarom (RO, Bucharest Otopeni) is to ask for another RON924 leu million/EUR191 million (USD224.5 million) in state aid to finance 50% of its five-year restructuring programme. Romania's Bursa newspaper reports the airline’s board approved a memorandum…

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MIAMI – Jet2.com (LS) and Jet2holidays announce the launch of flights and holidays from Bristol Airport (BRS). Bristol becomes the company’s tenth UK base. Customers can book flights to 33 destinations starting today. Included are four new locations: Izmir, Turkey; Kalamata and Lesbos, Greece;…

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Building on its proven in-service reliability in disaster relief and military operations the C-27J Next Generation will expand its mission capability  The first enhanced aircraft...

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MIAMI – Air Botswana (BP) has resumed international passenger flights with service between Gaborone (GBE), Botswana, and Johannesburg (JNB), South Africa. The carrier, saying it would adjust schedules based on demand, hinted at the eventual return of service to Cape Town (CPT), Harare (HRE), and…

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Sheltair has completed its major hangar complex on the north side of Fort Lauderdale’s Executive Airport (FXE).November 11, 2020, 11:58 AMSheltair has completed its major hangar complex on the north side of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). The $30 million project, which was begun in 2018,…

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FlightSafety International is now offering factory-authorized training for the HondaJet HA-420 in Europe at its Farnborough learning center.November 11, 2020, 12:18 PMFlightSafety International is now offering factory-authorized training for the HondaJet HA-420 in Europe at its Farnborough learning…

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MIAMI – The much anticipated “milestone” air bubble between Singapore (SIN) and Hong Kong (HKG) is set to open on November 22, according to an official statement. Limited at first, the program will begin with one daily flight into each city with 200 passengers per flight with travelers…

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MIAMI – SWISS International Air Lines (LX) will temporarily remove 28 Airbus A320 family aircraft from service as a cost-saving measure effective this Winter season. As these jets are older, LX decided to operated “more efficient” Airbus A220s, A320neos and A321neos aircraft instead across…

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The United Arab Emirates has long sought the F-35 in order to maintain its qualitative edge over Iran.November 11, 2020, 11:14 AMOn November 10 the U.S. State Department approved three possible Foreign Military Sales to the United Arab Emirates. The three packages, potentially worth in excess of $23…

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