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Eastar Jet Foresees Flight Resumptions In Feburary

The Seoul Bankruptcy Court has given a green light to Sung Jung, a South Korean property developer,  to acquire Eastar Jet — a struggling low-cost airline. The developer is trying to acquire an 80% stake in Eastar Jet for 108.7 billion South Korean wons ($97 million). Eastar Jet is expected to receive an air operator certificate (AOC) from the transport ministry by January.  The original AOC has been ineffective since May 2020. Earlier, an airline’s spokesman said, “It will focus…

Air Austral Unions Concerned Over Proposed Joint Venture With Corsair

Last August,  Corsair and Air Austral — two French airlines — announced they had started talks for a possible joint venture between the two companies in a move to improve the financial viability of both their operations. At the same time, both carriers looked to reinforce the connectivity not only…

Dubai Airshow Recap: Days 1 and 2

The Dubai Airshow this week is bringing the aviation community back together in a way not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world in early 2020. Industry leaders in aircraft manufacturing, airline and aircraft servicers, commercial airlines, and business aviation companies are all making appearances as…

Trip Report – Alaska Airlines Milk Run Flight 61

The Alaska Airlines Milk Run: A must on any avgeek's bucket list. The route consists of many different variations from the same nine cities. My previous day had me on flight AS65 in a total of five different cities within six hours: Seattle, Wash. in addition to Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg…

LATAM Confirms Demand Recovery for November

LATAM Airlines Group's operational passenger projection for November 2021 is estimated to reach 62% compared to the same month in 2019, as measured in available seat kilometers. According to a press release, for this month, solid results from October have been maintained in the countries where the group operates, with…

Belavia Clamps Down on Yemeni, Syrian, Iraqi Passengers After Threats…

Coming off a summer of heavy sanctions, Belarusian flag carrier Belavia is back under the European Union’s microscope after noting that the airline is allowing passengers from war-ravaged areas of the Middle East to travel on its aircraft and escalating a dangerous situation on the Polish border. The consistent flight…

Aeroméxico Receives CEIV Pharma Certification

A CEIV trade lane is a general classification of any transport-related activities between two defined countries. CEIV Pharma ensures that facilities, equipment, operations, and staff comply with all applicable standards, regulations and guidelines expected from pharmaceutical manufacturers. According to a press release, Aeroméxico announced its recently joined the select group…

Japanese Low-Cost Carrier ZIPAIR Launches Flights to Los Angeles

One of Japan's newest low-cost carriers, ZIPAIR, announced its first flight to the United States, Los Angeles. The subsidiary carrier for Japan Airlines will grow to a total of five destinations, operating three-weekly flights from Tokyo Narita on its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. New West Coast Flights Its' flights will depart…

Scoot Expands Europe Network to London, Singapore Airlines Group on…

Just over a month ago when the news of the Vaccinated Travel Lanes was announced, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, Scoot, had increased and resumed quite a fair bit of flight services, with news of its approval to operate VTL flights to South Korea still pending. It would seem…

Boeing Records Decrease In Orders, Observes Increase In Air Cargo

On Nov. 9, Boeing reported that deliveries fell to 27 aircraft in October, while Boeing's 787 Dreamliners remained on the shelf. However, the prominent American aircraft manufacturer took advantage of robust air cargo demand by gaining an order for two Boeing 777 cargo freighters for Maersk's Star Air. The U.S.…