As of 16th October, Air Berlin will no longer operate long-haul services. Three of the German carrier’s remaining Airbus A330 aircraft operated their last commercial flights on 15th October, in preparation for the cease of all operations later this month.
Atlanta based Delta Air Lines, one of the world’s largest carriers, has said it will refuse to pay the “nonsensical” 300% tariff imposed by the US Government on the import of Bombardier CSeries aircraft to the United States.
Jet2 has announced that it will be filling in the capacity gap in Northern England, now that Monarch Airlines has collapsed. The airline will be adding 100,000 additional flights from Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester this winter to cover the demand.
Aer Lingus’ Chief Revenue Officer Mike Rutter has announced that the airline is considering entering the mainland European market with US-bound flights.
A Valan International Cargo Charter Antonov An-26 has crashed into the sea off the coast of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during bad weather. The aircraft was operating a charter freight flight for the French Army. Four of the ten people onboard are reported to have died in the incident.
Lufthansa has reinforced its position as Germany’s largest and most powerful carrier, by signing a deal for several of Air Berlin’s assets, worth €210 million ($249 million).
The first commercially produced Boeing 787-10 has rolled out of Boeing’s painting facility in Singapore Airlines’ livery, at the manufacturer’s South Carolina plant.
Hawaiian Airlines has been looking into ordering the 787 Dreamliner aircraft from Boeing, instead of the A330-800neo from Airbus, due to weak sales of the type. Currently, Hawaiian is the only customer of the smaller A330neo jet, which is making the airline reconsider its choice.
In the next few hours, Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa is expected to purchase a large percentage of Air Berlin’s assets. The deal means Lufthansa will likely takeover Air Berlin itself, subsidiary airlines Niki and Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, and several aircraft.
New Guernsey-based carrier “Waves” has received it’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Channel Islands’ 2-REG Registry. The license will allow the technology-driven airline to operate passengers and cargo flights.