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Etihad to work closely with Air Serbia

Etihad Airways has said it will continue to work closely with Air Serbia after reducing its ownership stake in the airline. Commenting on the matter, an Etihad spokesperson told EX-YU Aviation News, “Following the Serbian government’s recapitalization of Air Serbia, Etihad’s shareholding has diluted from 49% to 18%. We are pleased the Serbian gover …

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Azman Air Seeks A Second Airbus A340 To Launch Dubai Flights

Nigerian carrier Azman Air is seeking to acquire a second Airbus A340 aircraft to join its fleet. As part of the airline’s 2021 expansion plan, the aircraft would allow it to launch international services to destinations such as Dubai. Many airlines have been shunning four-engined jets as the two-engined equivalents are now much more fuel-efficient. …

January 5, 2021| 67 0

Colorful Guizhou Airlines receives new Airbus A320neo from GECAS

Colorful Guizhou Airlines has taken delivery of a new A320neo (MSN10037), marking the first neo from GECAS’ orderbook to enter service having been assembled at the Airbus Tianjin facility. Completing the commitment announced at the 2019 Paris Air Show, this aircraft is the fourth CFM LEAP-powered narrow-body on lease from GECAS to enter the Colorfu …

January 5, 2021| 70 0

US Airlines Call For Global Testing Requirements

Airlines for America has reportedly approached US Vice President Mike Pence backing a proposal to implement pre-departure testing for all international arrivals. The group has also called for the government to rescind a travel ban on those originating in Europe, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. Despite being nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, t …

January 5, 2021| 53 0

UAE place an order for two more Saab surveillance planes

The Swedish manufacturer Saab received a follow-up order from the United Arab Emirates for two GlobalEye airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft. In 2015, the Gulf monarchy had already ordered three copies. The first was delivered on April 29, 2020. The GlobalEye was specifically designed for the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAE …

January 4, 2021| 73 0

The ANA Fleet – What Planes Is The Airline Flying?

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) operates a mixed bag of planes that range from smaller Airbus aircraft to the A380. Like most airlines, the travel downturn has knocked ANA around. But a look at what planes All Nippon Airways has in the air now suggests the airline is faring better than many others. The bulk of ANA’s fleet is flying Having sent their …

January 4, 2021| 74 0

2021: How Breeze Airways Could Make A Splash

US start-up Breeze Airways is gearing up for its first flights this year. If all goes well, the airline hopes to connect travelers with a mostly point-to-point route map. Starting first with Embraer aircraft, the airline will be starting its operations in the midst of one of the worst crises in the aviation industry, but with the right aircraft, an …

January 4, 2021| 74 0

Why Is The Airbus A330 Popular In Asia-Pacific?

The Airbus A330 is not the flashiest plane in the sky. These days it is mostly outshone by its glossier sibling, the Airbus A350. But since first entering service in the mid-1990s, the A330 has proved a continuing hit for airlines and travelers. The A330 is reliable, spacious, comfortable, and can move large numbers of people a long way in a single …

January 4, 2021| 80 0

Shanghai’s Third Airport – What Is The Latest?

For a couple of years now, speculation has floated around regarding Shanghai’s proposed third airport. While there’s not a lot of official information on any new airport, media reports suggest the 20 square-kilometer airport will likely be located at Haimen in Nantong, north of Shanghai, and able to handle 50 million passengers annually. Informal ad …

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What Happened To Air Sahara?

Air Sahara was once a rapidly-growing Indian airline, with strong domestic operations and expanding international routes. The airline was almost exclusively a Boeing 737 carrier, starting from the -200 to the -800. Air Sahara was eventually bought out by Jet Airways, which was renamed the airline. Starting off Air Sahara was founded in 1991 and made …

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