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Keep up with the changes happening in the satellite-based inflight connectivity market. From Ku- and Ka-band, to HTS and XTS, to LEO, GEO and MEO and A2G, the options—both current and future—for airlines to choose from appear almost endless. Why are connectivity alliance forming? What are the connectivity options?

CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

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Doha: CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

As the first Aeropolitical gathering of its kind in the Middle East, the CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit returns following a sell-out inaugural event to continue critical discussion on open skies, aviation access and regulation.

CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit

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2-3
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Amman: CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit

Winds of change are sweeping through Middle East and African aviation, and so this Summit is a timely opportunity to examine the commercial and operational issues and discuss emerging local markets and growth prospects in the region.

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Grupo Viva Aerobus appointed (24-Jan-2020) Juan Carlos Zuazua as CEO, succeeding Gian Carlo Nucci, effective 01-Feb-2020. Mr Zuazua is currently Viva Aerobus CEO. [more - original PR - Spanish]

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism ordered (26-Jan-2020) all travel agencies and tour companies to suspend sales of domestic and international packages as part of an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, effective 24-Jan-2020. [more - original PR - Chinese]

Turkish Airlines released (24-Jan-2020) the following guidance regarding consolidated traffic and financial targets for 2020, following board approval:

  • Traffic:
    • Passengers: 78 million to 80 million;
      • Domestic: 31.5 million to 33 million;
      • International: 46 million to 47 million;
    • Passenger load factor: Between 81% and 82%;
    • ASKs: Increase of 8.5% to 10% year-on-year;
    • Cargo: 1.6 million tonnes to 1.65 million tonnes, increase of 7% to 8%;
  • Financial:
    • Revenue: USD14.5 billion to 14.8 billion;
    • Average jet fuel price with fuel hedge: USD690 per ton to USD700 per ton;
    • EBITDAR: Between 23% and 25%;
    • CASK excluding fuel: Stable. [more - original PR]

Boeing completed (25-Jan-2020) the first 777X test flight on 25-Jan-2020. The test flight was conducted for three hours and 51 minutes between Everett Paine Field Airport and Seattle's Boeing Field. Boeing Test and Evaluation 777/777X chief pilot Van Chaney stated: "The 777X flew beautifully, and today's testing was very productive". The first of four dedicated 777-9 flight test aircraft (WH001) will undergo checks before resuming testing. The test fleet, which commenced ground testing in 2019, will endure a comprehensive series of tests and conditions on the ground and in the air to demonstrate the safety and reliability of the design. Boeing expects to deliver the first 777X in 2021, and has won 340 orders and commitments from airlines. [more - original PR]

Condor Flugdienst and LOT Polish Airlines announced (24-Jan-2020) Polish Aviation Group (PGL), the owner of LOT Polish Airlines, was selected as the preferred bidder for acquisition of the airline. Condor CEO Ralf Teckentrup said the takeover will create "one of the largest aviation groups and the leading leisure airline group in Europe", handling about 20 million passengers p/a. PGL president and LOT CEO Rafał Milczarski commented: "The acquisition of Condor fits perfectly into PGL's strategy. It also secures the future of Condor and offers stability and great opportunities to its employees, customers and business partners". He added the company aims to develop the Condor brand in Germany and also introduce it to other markets in Europe. The transaction is expected to close by Apr-2020 following antitrust approvals and will put an end to protective shield proceedings in place since 2019. PGL's investment will also allow Condor to fully repay the EUR380 million loan received from KfW provided by the German government. [more - original PR - English/German]

CAAC issued (22-Jan-2020) notifications to airports regarding containment of the coronavirus, requiring airports, local health and quarantine departments to conduct body temperature checks on passengers. The instruction is a reaction to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, centred around Wuhan. [more - original PR - Chinese]

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