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News: International Airlines Group to continue pursuit of Niki

Following the opening of insolvency procedures for low-cost carrier Niki in Austria on Friday, International Airlines Group has confirmed it plans to continue with the acquisition of the assets of the stricken carrier. On December 29th last year, IAG announced plans for a subsidiary of Vueling to buy the assets of the Austrian airline. The carrier was formerly part of the airberlin group, which entered liquidation last year. IAG hopes to complete the deal for €20 million and plans provide liquidity to Niki of up to €16.5 million. The airline…

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News: Turkish Airlines signs codeshare deal with Azul of Brazil

Azul, one of the largest airlines in Brazil, and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement. Through this codeshare partnership, the national flag carrier of Turkey will add its flight code, TK, to Azul domestic flights. As a result, customers will be able to purchase tickets directly from Turkish Airlines sales channels to fly to Brazilian destinations operated by Azul. In addition to TK’s other partnerships in the region, passengers will have more alternatives by virtue of this codeshare agreement. “The codeshare with Turkish Airlines will be very important to…

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News: gategroup Holding signs 30-year partnership with Asiana Airlines

gategroup Holding has entered into a joint venture agreement with Asiana Airlines, a leading international airline of the Republic of Korea. The agreement establishes a long-term strategic partnership and strengthens gategroup’s position at Incheon airport, one of Asia’s fastest growing and largest hubs in the world for international passengers. The joint venture will position gategroup as the sole in-flight caterer for Asiana Airlines at Incheon airport, serving passengers flying to destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. As part of the partnership, gategroup will also serve Asiana Airlines at…

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News: LATAM Airlines Peru to connect Cusco-Pisco with new flight

LATAM Airlines Peru announced today that it will operate non-stop flights between Cusco and Pisco, Peru, from June 14th/ Subject to regulatory approval, the flight will operate on Thursday and Sunday on a seasonal basis until the end of November 2018, with tickets on sale from today. “This is the third interregional route that LATAM has announced from Cusco this year and represents our commitment to improving connectivity in Peru as well as providing passengers with travel options and varied itineraries to suit their needs,” said Félix Antelo, general manager,…

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News: International Airlines Group steps in to purchase stricken Niki

International Airlines Group is to buy assets of the Austrian airline Niki, formerly part of the airberlin group. The deal is worth €20 million and will provide liquidity to Niki of up to €16.5 million. The transaction is being made by a newly formed subsidiary of Vueling which will be incorporated as an Austrian company and run initially as a separate operation. It is subject to customary closing conditions such as the EC competition approval. The assets include up to 15 A320 family aircraft and an attractive slot portfolio at…

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News: Mauritania Airlines welcomes Boeing 737 MAX 8 to fleet

Boeing and Mauritania Airlines International have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s new 737 MAX 8.  The Mauritanian carrier becomes the first operator of the new and improved airplane in Africa. “We are proud to be the first carrier in Africa to operate the 737 MAX,” said Mohamed Radhi Bennahi, chief executive officer of Mauritania Airlines International. “The introduction of the 737 MAX into the growing Mauritanian fleet will help to profitably grow our network as we introduce new routes to Europe and the Middle East.” The 737 MAX delivers…

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News: Pegasus Airlines converts options to raise Airbus order to 100 planes

Pegasus Airlines has placed an order for 25 A321neo Airbus Cabin Flex configuration planes. The order comes on top of 18 A321neo and 57 A320neos already on order bringing Pegasus Airlines total firm order to 100 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. Pegasus’ selection to move to an all-Airbus fleet reflects its strategy to grow its domestic as well as its international network with the best middle-of-the-market aircraft available. Pegasus Airlines general manager Mehmet Nane, explained: “Turkey keeps strengthening its position in the world aviation market and we as Pegasus are an…

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