7 July 2019

Mackay named second site in Queensland for Qantas Group Pilot Academy

With the first Qantas Group Pilot Academy due to become operational this September at Toowoomba, Southern Queensland, Australia, Qantas Group has announced that a second pilot training academy is to be built at Mackay, Queensland. The location was chosen primarily for its high proportion of clear-weather days, access to uncongested airspace, good support infrastructure and …

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LCI successfully closes US$75 million financing facility

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter financing facility in excess of US$75 million. The new facility, led by CaixaBank along with a consortium of financial institutions, was arranged by National Westminster Bank Plc as part of an oversubscribed financing, and will be used …

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Air France KLM post June load factor of 90.7%

Air France KLM has posted its total group passenger activity (Air France, KLM and Transavia) for June 2019. Traffic for the month increased 4.2%, while capacity was up 2.5% compared to the previous year. The load factor improved 1.5 points to 90.7%.

TransNusa Aviation Mandiri takes delivery of one ATR 72-600 on lease from NAC

Nordic Aviation Capital has delivered one ATR 72-600, MSN 1286, to PT Transnusa Aviation Mandiri on lease. TransNusa is a privately held, regional airline operating scheduled domestic services from its main base at Makasar Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport and other bases at Kupang and Balikpapan to points in Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Starting June, …

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Finnair traffic performance in June 2019

In June, Finnair carried 1,388,000 passengers, 11.9% more than in the corresponding period of 2018. The overall capacity increased in June by 11.2% while Finnair’s traffic increased by 12.2%. The Passenger Load Factor increased year-on-year by 0.8% points to 86.2%.

Mitsubishi Corporation participates in new airport operation project in Mongolia

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA), Japan Airport Terminal Co., (JATCO), and JALUX Inc. (JALUX) have established a joint venture with the Government of Mongolia: New Ulaanbaatar International Airport (NUBIA). NUBIA has entered into a 15-year concession agreement with the National Development Agency of Mongolia concerning the operation of the New Ulaanbaatar International …

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