Airline start-ups 2021:

Here is a list of the current airline start-ups in 2021, which will be regularly updated to add on new start-ups for this year : MeerExpress: A new German start-up based in Hünxe, North-Rhine Westphalia, that flies to several East Frisian Islands as of the 26th of March using a Cessna 208 Caravan and a […]

The Czech Republic’s flag carrier has filed for bankruptcy

The Czech Republic’s flag carrier, CSA (which stands for České Aerolinie), has filed for bankruptcy under the country’s Insolvency Act (Act N° 182 or 2006), which as of 2013, offers a debt discharge program. This Insolvency Act is used for 3 types of insolvency proceedings: those of bankruptcy, reorganisation and debt relief. Prior to filing […]

Air India sale delayed

Air India’s sale from the Indian government into private hands has been delayed to the 31st of March (the end of the 2020/2021 fiscal [business] year), as today’s deadline for potential bidders has expired. The Indian government wishes to prolong the time period for the airline’s sale so as to attract more bidders. It has […]

Volotea has retired its Boeing 717 fleet

Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea has retired its remaining 9 Boeing 717s. It was the last European operator of the type and was 1 of 4 operators of the type as of the beginning of this year. Volotea received its 1st Boeing 717 (which was its 1st aircraft) in May 2012, EI-EWI, when the airline started […]

Ernest Airlines has been declared bankrupt

An Italian court has declared that Italian low-cost carrier Ernest Airlines is bankrupt. The airline suspended operations in January this year but announced in August that it had plans to restart operations. It was supposed to restart operations in December with a fleet of ATR 72s. Founded in 2016, the Milan-based airline operated flights within […]

Korean Air to absorb Asiana Airlines

Korean flag carrier Korean Air announced during board meetings with its parent company, Hanjin KAL (a South Korean conglomerate that is focused on South Korean shipping and aviation), on Monday, that it is to absorb Asiana Airlines, the 2nd largest airline in South Korea and the 25th largest airline in Asia. The acquisition will create […]

Jet2 terminates Stansted-Pula route

British LCC Jet2 has announced that it will not be recommencing the Stansted to Pula (a city in Western Croatia) route at the beginning of next year’s summer season. The route was launched in 2017. On the other hand, Jet2 will resume flights from the Croatian city to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester next May. […]

Norwegian to sell 2 Boeing 787s to Neos

Norwegian Air Shuttle is to sell 2 of its Boeing 787-9s to Italian leisure airline Neos. They will replace the 2 Boeing 767s that Neos has recently returned to their lessors. The 2 Boeing 787s (respectively registered LN-LNX and LN-LNT) are part of Norwegian Air Shuttle’s subsidiary Norwegian Long Haul’s fleet and are currently stored […]

Easyjet to close base at Ljubljana Airport

Easyjet will temporarily close its base at Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia’s capital) at the beginning of this winter season. It only operates to 2 destinations from the airport: London Gatwick and Berlin Schönefeld. Flights from Ljubljana to Gatwick will be suspended on the 23rd of October whereas flights between Lubljana and Berlin have already been suspended […]

AirAsia Japan Ceases Operations

AirAsia Japan ceased operations yesterday, following the decision from its parent company, AirAsia Group, to shut it down due to the impact on air traffic created by the coronavirus. The airline was the smallest subsidiary of the AirAsia airline group (the largest only low-cost airline group in Asia), which also operates in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, […]

Peach takes delivery of its 1st Airbus A320neo

Japanese LCC Peach Aviation has taken delivery of its 1st Airbus A320neo. The airline has 27 more A320neos and 6 Airbus A321LRs (the Long Range version of the A321neo) in its order book. Peach Aviation’s A320neos have a 188-seat, single-class layout and will permit the airline to expand its operations in Japan. Peach Aviation already […]

New Gambian start-up: FlyWestAf

A new Gambian airline, FlyWestAf, is soon to start operations. Even though many airlines are reducing operations and cutting costs, whether it be by retiring their Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 fleets, or by simply sizing down their network, FlyWestAf co-founder Richard Powell has definitely not given up. He and his team are finalising procedures […]

Sky Leasing completes 2 aircraft deal with Indigo

Sky Leasing (an aircraft lessor based in Dublin and San Francisco) has signed a deal with Indigo (an Indian LCC) for the sale of 2 Airbus A321neos and their leaseback. The transaction covers deliveries to Indigo in August 2020. Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition Officer and CFO at Indigo, has expressed his contentment with the […]

Lauda to cease operations and be renamed

Ryanair Group’s Vienna-based subsidiary Lauda will cease operations at the end of this year, making way for a new Maltese AOC that will be be called Lauda Europe. The airline’s headquarters will therefore move from Vienna to Malta. The coronavirus has been an influential factor in Ryanair’s decision, but there is also an interesting song […]

Nok Air CFO resigns after only 3 weeks

Bangkok-based Nok Air’s (a Thai LCC) CFO Nuanwan Bhuprasert resigned yesterday after only 3 weeks as the airline’s CFO and 4 days after the airline filed for bankruptcy due to the coronavirus. The company’s CE (Chief Executive), Wutthiphum Jurangkool has resumed the role of acting CFO. Bhuprasert was also Nok’s CFO between 2014 and 2016. […]

Montenegro Airlines has lost over €15 million in revenue

Montenegro Airlines has lost a total of over €15 million in revenue, while it is yet to estimate full losses generated by the coronavirus. The airline has said that since the pandemic is still going on, it is impossible to asses the complete losses that have come from the coronavirus. Montenegro Airlines resumed flights on […]