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BAD TRADING START TO THE WEEK FOR US AIRLINES

BAD TRADING START TO THE WEEK FOR US AIRLINES

🕔14:52, 19.Jan 2011

US carriers started the week trading down on previous months, with Delta Air Lines falling the furthest with a 4.86% drop in share price. The drop was the result of the announcement of its fourth quarter results that showed the

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INTERJET ORDERS 15 SUPERJETS

INTERJET ORDERS 15 SUPERJETS

🕔14:51, 19.Jan 2011

Mexican airline Interjet has signed a $650 million contract with Superjet International for 15 Superjet 100 aircraft, with five more options. The first delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2012. “We chose Sukhoi Superjet 100 after a careful

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CHARTER AIRLINE VISION AIRLINES STARTS FLIGHTS FROM FLORIDA

CHARTER AIRLINE VISION AIRLINES STARTS FLIGHTS FROM FLORIDA

🕔14:51, 19.Jan 2011

Atlanta-based carrier Vision Airlines is planning new flights from Gulf Coast airports, including Gulfport-Biloxi International and Northwest Florida Regional, near Fort Walton Beach. Vision will serve St. Petersburg, Florida, three times a week from Gulfport. On alternating weeks, it will

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FLY KUMBA CEASES OPERATIONS

FLY KUMBA CEASES OPERATIONS

🕔14:51, 19.Jan 2011

Zimbabwe’s first low-cost airline, Fly Kumba, has suspended operations with immediate effect. The airline only debuted in March 2010. The airline cited “numerous operational challenges” for the move. The airline, operated by two South Africa-based Zimbabwean businessmen Patrick Chapwanya and

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SENEGAL AIRLINES TO LAUNCH ON JANUARY 25

SENEGAL AIRLINES TO LAUNCH ON JANUARY 25

🕔14:50, 19.Jan 2011

The replacement for the now defunct Air Senegal International, Senegal Airlines, will start flying from January 25. Chief executive officer Edgardo Badiali, said the airline will fly to West African cities of Conakry, Bamako, Nouakchott, Banjul, Ouagadougou and Abidjan. The

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ETIHAD EXPANDS SERVICES TO SAUDI

ETIHAD EXPANDS SERVICES TO SAUDI

🕔14:50, 19.Jan 2011

Etihad Airways is planning to expand its services to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia from February 1, increasing to 12 flights per week. An A320 aircraft will be used on the route between the two cities. James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief

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NASAIR LAUNCHED DIRECT FLIGHT TO NEW DELHI

NASAIR LAUNCHED DIRECT FLIGHT TO NEW DELHI

🕔14:50, 19.Jan 2011

Saudi Arabia-based low-cost carrier Nasair has launched a direct flight between New Delhi and Riyadh. “This is another stage of our network expansion and also the fact that there is a huge demand in this sector between India and the

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PRICE OF A380 AND SHORT HAUL AIRCRAFT INCREASED BY AIRBUS

PRICE OF A380 AND SHORT HAUL AIRCRAFT INCREASED BY AIRBUS

🕔14:49, 19.Jan 2011

Airbus has increased the list price of its A380 by 8.4% to $375.3 million. The average price for the rest for the aircraft has risen by 4.4%, which has been backdated to the start of this year. Re-engined versions of

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JET2 CANCELS ALL FLIGHTS TO TUNISIA

JET2 CANCELS ALL FLIGHTS TO TUNISIA

🕔14:48, 19.Jan 2011

Jet2 has stated that it will not run any of its planned flights from Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow airports to Tunisia this year after the country descended into violence last week. The UK low-cost carrier said: “The safety

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IBERIA CHIEF INVITES INTERESTED PARTNERS TO GET IN TOUCH

IBERIA CHIEF INVITES INTERESTED PARTNERS TO GET IN TOUCH

🕔14:48, 19.Jan 2011

Chairman and chief executive of Iberia, Antonio Vazquez, has stated the airline will focus on expanding its long-haul routes but is still targeting acquisitions. He also reiterated the company’s plan to expand and acquire other airlines after it merges with

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