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airberlin creditors committee completes first meeting, makes ‘initial decisions’

airberlin‘s creditors committee concluded (23-Aug-2017) its first meeting and has “made initial decisions” regarding insolvency proceedings. As previously reported by CAPA, airberlin appointed specialist insolvency lawyer Dr

Global Ghana Airlines aims to commence operations in Nov-2017

Global Ghana Airlines, via its official Facebook account, stated (18-Aug-2017) it plans to commence nonstop Chicago O’Hare-Accra service on 01-Nov-2017. According to its official website, the airline was founded

flyadeal to launch international services in 2018, targeting ‘young and digitally savvy population’

flyadeal aims to commence international services by mid 2018, following the planned launch of domestic operations on 23-Sep-2017 (Reuters/Arab News, 24/25-Aug-2017). CEO Con Korfiatis said: “We

Norwegian plans to test feasibility of operating 737 MAX on Cork-Stewart route

Norwegian Group announced plans to test the feasibility of operating the Boeing 737 MAX on trans Atlantic services between Cork to Stewart once “we learn more about the aircraft’s operational

India Ambassador to Portugal to talk with Air India on India- Lisbon service

India‘s Ambassador to Portugal Nandini Singla stressed (22-Aug-2017) the need to improve tourism ties between Goa and Portugal. She also informed Goa Tourism that she would be initiating talks with Air

Germanwings ‘4U’ IATA code to be removed, replaced with Eurowings code from 25-Mar-2018

Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to remove Germanwings‘ ‘4U’ IATA code from 25-Mar-2018, as Germanwings further consolidates into Eurowings operations (aeroTELEGRAPH, 23-Aug-2017). The change will enable Germanwings services to operate under the

Nigeria’s Government and Ethiopian Airlines in talks on Arik Air management contract: report

Nigeria‘s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director Godfrey Odudigbo reportedly said the Government is in negotiations with Ethiopian Airlines on a contract to manage Arik Air, which may

flyadeal receives first A320 from DAE

flyadeal received (23-Aug-2017) the first of eight A320 aircraft from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) in Hamburg. All eight aircraft are from DAE’s direct order with Airbus and are powered by CFM 56-5B4/3 engines.

Thomas Cook Group confirms return to Tunisian market in 2018

Thomas Cook Group announced (22-Aug-2017) plans to relaunch its holiday programme and outbound UK services to Tunisia, effective 13-Feb-2018. Thomas Cook group head of customer welfare Carol MacKenzie added: “We’re starting

South Tyrol Govt seeking non-binding bids for management of Bolzano Dolomiti Airport

Bolzano Dolomiti Airport issued (Aug-2017) a non-binding tender for “economic operators” interested in purchasing a shareholding in the company, for either a business lease and/or management of the

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