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Norwegian’s Argentinian Venture Set to Cease Operations

Amidst local, global and internal factors, Norwegian seems to be taking steps to sell or close its Argentinian subsidiary, Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA).  According to different sources, JetSmart Argentina would absorb the carrier's operations and set foot in Buenos Aires Aeroparque, abandoning El Palomar airport, currently affected by a judiciary restriction to perform night operations. At the moment,  Norwegian Argentina's booking system does not take reservations beyond March 28 for any of the routes the company is currently operating. Although…

Madrid Poised to Become Major European Hub with IAG’s Air…

IAG announced the purchase of Air Europa for a value of one billion euros. The holding company of Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and Level said that the operation "offers significant potential synergies in terms of costs and revenues." IAG informed that the acquisition should be completed in the…

Flybe Unveils New Brand: Virgin Connect

Flybe, one of United Kingdom's biggest regional carriers, has announced that it will rebrand as Virgin Connect in 2020. The announcement was made by Mark Anderson, Connect Airways CEO in a corporate event held on October 15. The announcement is a major step as the airline becomes part of the…

Swiss to Ground A220 Fleet for Engine Inspections

Swiss has confirmed that it will inspect the Airbus A220 due to engine problems. This passage to the workshop will result in the cancellations of flights, said the carrier on Tuesday without providing further details. The decision is a direct consequence of two engine In-Flight Shut Down (IFSD) events, which…

American Expects 737 MAX Return to Service in January 2020

In a statement issued moments ago, American Airlines expects  that the Boeing 737 MAX will fly again as of Jan. 16, 2020. The company anticipates that software updates will result in the recertification of the aircraft during this year and, from that recertification, the return to service in January 2020.…

Aerolineas Argentinas Presents Summer Route Plan

In a press conference that was held at a central hotel in the city of Córdoba, Aerolineas Argentinas presented its offering of flights for the next summer season, which will consist of 4.28 million seats (3.02 million in cabotage; 867,000 in regional and 390,000 in international). Máximo Amadeo, Commercial Director…

American Airlines, GOL Downplay Shocking LATAM-Delta Move

The day after Delta's shocking announcement of the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in LATAM was marked by one thing: the excitement and joy behind both new partners' communications and the damage control strategies at play in the companies that will suffer direct and unwanted changes in their long-time…

Thomas Cook Shuts Down, Leaves Passengers Stranded

After failing to secure additional funding, the largest and oldest tourist broker Thomas Cook has ceased operations on September 23,  setting an end to almost 180 years of history and tradition. Even though the group's social media channels kept reassuring that operations would continue as normal, the CAA, the U.K.'s…

France Prepares to Lose Another Low-Cost Carrier as XL Airways…

French low-cost carrier XL Airways has announced that it has ceased selling tickets as of Sept. 19, due to "financial difficulties." The company also announced the cancellation of several flights, leaving its future in doubt as there are unconfirmed reports that a possible selloff is on progress. DreamJet Participations, XL's…

Norwegian Defers Bond Payments, Strengthen its Financial Position

Tuesday was a key day for Norwegian, as the company's bondholders accepted a two-year deferral in the taking of dividends of obligations that the company had issued in 2015 and 2017. With this action, the carrier avoids paying 380 million dollars due in the last four months of the current…