Ethiopian Airlines has submitted a formal offer to takeover the troubled Nigerian carrier Arik Air, which currently handles more than half of Nigerian air traffic.
Norwegian will be adding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to its Norwegian AOC and will use the aircraft on some of its longest Scandinavian 737 routes. The aircraft is currently only registered on their Irish AOC and operates from the UK and Ireland.
On the 5th of August, three passengers and seven cabin crew members were injured by severe turbulence onboard American Airlines flight AA759 from Athens to Philadelphia.
On the evening of Saturday the 5th of August, an Air Canda Rouge Boeing 767 and a LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 clipped wings at Toronto Pearson Airport’s Terminal 1. No one was injured in the incident.
Austrian Airlines has confirmed it has ended Fokker 70 operations after retiring the last active example of the type at the end of last month.
Some of the last international carriers to continue services to Caracas’ Simón Bolívar Int’l Airport are now rerouting their flight schedules due to security concerns, during Venezuela’s political unrest.
Malaysia Airlines’ CEO Peter Bellew has told Australian Business Traveller that he is considering deploying two of the A350s the airline has on order to Shanghai and Tokyo, instead of on additional routes to Europe.
On the 30th of July, Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL166 was nearing top of descent into Colombo when smoke was observed, coming from an overhead locker in the main passenger cabin. The flight crew declared an emergency while the cabin crew opened the locker and found a bag inside was emitting the smoke.
This week, Florida-based carrier Silver Airways announced a new growth and expansion plan, which includes an order for 50 French built ATR turboprop aircraft, worth up to $1.1 Billion USD.
Indonesian authorities are investigating an incident that occured at Medan Airport on the 3rd of August, in which a Lion Air 737-900(ER) and a Wings Air ATR 72-500 clipped wings.