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Spirit Airlines states 2Q results were impacted by 850 pilot-related flight cancellations

Spirit Airlines states 2Q results were impacted by 850 pilot-related flight cancellations

Spirit Airlines, Inc. reported second quarter 2017 financial results. GAAP net income for the second quarter 2017 was $78.1 million ($1.12 per diluted share), or $79.1 million ($1.14 per diluted share)1excluding special items. GAAP operating margin for the second quarter 2017 was 18.9 percent, or 19.1 percent excluding special items1. Spirit ended the second quarter […]

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FAT introduces its first ATR 72-600

FAT introduces its first ATR 72-600

FAT – Far Eastern AIr Transport (Taipei-Songshan) has officially introduced its first ATR 72-600 (ATR 72-212A) (B-28068, msn 1110, ex Jettime OY-JZA) at a hangar event at Songshan Airport. FAT is planning to start operations soon with new type after CAA certification. All copyright photos by Manuel Negrerie. Route Map:

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WestJet adds more sun routes and frequencies for the coming winter

WestJet adds more sun routes and frequencies for the coming winter

WestJet Airlines (Calgary) has announced an additional 55 weekly nonstop flights this winter from Toronto Pearson International Airport to key domestic business destinations as well as popular sun spots in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. The service is part of the airline’s seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18. Details of WestJet’s increased service […]

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Hawaiian to place the new Airbus A321neo in service in January

Hawaiian to place the new Airbus A321neo in service in January

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) has announced the first schedules for its upcoming new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The first A321 daily route will be between Kahului, Maui and Portland, Oregon starting on January 18, 2018. The second route will be between Kona, Hawaii and Los Angeles starting on March 11, 2018. The third route will connect Lihue, […]

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Air Côte d’Ivoire receives a new Airbus A320

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives a new Airbus A320

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new Airbus A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Monday, July 17, 2017. This ceremony was jointly presided over by Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes and General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of Air […]

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Jetlines is planning to start operations in the summer of 2018

Jetlines is planning to start operations in the summer of 2018

Jetlines (Canada Jetlines Ltd.) is now planning to launch scheduled low-fare passenger operations for the summer of 2018. Jetlines plans to establish its base in Vancouver along with base in southern Ontario and a secondary base at Winnipeg. The company plans to start with four Boeing 737-700s or 737-800s and expand to 40 aircraft over the first […]

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Tigerair to be merged into Scoot on July 25, 2017

Tigerair to be merged into Scoot on July 25, 2017

Tigerair (Singapore) (originally Tiger Airways) is going away. Parent Singapore Airlines has decided to consolidate its budget airline subsidiaries under the Scoot brand and name on July 25, 2017. Tigerair’s (Singapore) aircraft are being repainted in Scoot’s livery. Tigerair’s TR code will survive and will be transferred to Scoot, replacing Scoot’s TZ code. Tigerair Taiwan […]

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Aer Lingus welcomes back the Douglas DC-3

Aer Lingus welcomes back the Douglas DC-3

Aer Lingus (Dublin) unveiled a 1956 livery on this Douglas DC-3 at Dublin Airport on the afternoon of July 20, 2017. The event was titled  “Aer Lingus celebrates Irish Aviation History”. The airliner arrived at Dublin from Shannon (above, by Michael Kelly). The C-47A-DK (DC-3) is currently registered as ZS-NTE (msn 11926) and is based […]

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Air France introduces its new airline named “Joon”

Air France introduces its new airline named “Joon”

Air France presents its new airline, Joon, which will start operating medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle this autumn, followed by long-haul flights in summer 2018. Joon is especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology. This new brand has been entirely designed to […]

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Benjamin Franklin to be the first American tailfin hero for Norwegian

Benjamin Franklin to be the first American tailfin hero for Norwegian

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) has started the process of “Americanizing” the tails of some of its newest aircraft despite the on-going pushback by U.S. majors and unions of their expanding lower-cost service to the United States. Norwegian issued this statement and image: Norwegian has announced Benjamin Franklin as its first American tailfin hero. The inventor […]

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Mandarin  Airlines orders six ATR 72-600s

Mandarin Airlines orders six ATR 72-600s

ATR and Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines, a regional subsidiary of Taiwan’s flag carrier China Airlines, has signed a contract for the purchase of six ATR 72-600s, valued at some $160 million (US). With the acquisition of these brand new ATR -600s, Mandarin Airlines becomes a new member of the ATR family. The aircraft will operate within […]

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German newcomer Sundair’s first two Airbus A320s are painted

German newcomer Sundair’s first two Airbus A320s are painted

Sundair is a new German charter airline based in Stralsund in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Starting in 2017, Sundair will fly to popular holiday destinations around the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. The new airline has acquired two Airbus A320-214s (D-ASEE, msn 4953 and D-ASEF, msn 4974) which are being prepared […]

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Pan Pacific Airlines to add its second route to South Korea

Pan Pacific Airlines to add its second route to South Korea

Pan Pacific Airlines (Manila) is a new airline based in the Philippines. The new airline commenced operations on April 27, 2017 between Kalibo, Philippines and Seoul (Incheon) with its only Airbus A320. Airbus A320-232 RP-C7932 (msn 1422) was delivered on April 18, 2017. According to the carrier, the company was established in 1973 under the name […]

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Frontier Airlines announces a major expansion to 21 new cities

Frontier Airlines announces a major expansion to 21 new cities

Frontier Airlines has announced a significant network expansion adding 21 new cities which will increase the number of destinations served by the low-fare carrier by 30 percent and double the number of total routes. By next spring, Frontier will offer low fares to 90 percent of the U.S. population, which is expected to bring more […]

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Air Transat to replace its Airbus A310s with 10 new Airbus A321neo LRs

Air Transat to replace its Airbus A310s with 10 new Airbus A321neo LRs

Transat A.T. Inc. has announced its Air Transat business unit has signed an agreement with AerCap for the long-term (12-year) leasing of 10 Airbus A321neo long-range aircraft (above). The aircraft are to be delivered between spring 2019 and fall 2020, and will replace Transat’s Airbus A310s, which will be gradually retired from the fleet (below). […]

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Yangtze River Express becomes Suparna Airlines

Yangtze River Express becomes Suparna Airlines

Yangtze River Express (Yangtze River Airlines) (Shanghai) on July 7, 2017 changed its name to Suparna Airlines. The company issued this short statement: From July 7, 2017, the name of “Yangtze River Airlines” is officially renamed as “Suparna Airlines”, the company’s full name has changed from “Yangtze River Airlines Company Limited” to “Suparna Airlines Company […]

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