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Azimut Airlines executive director Eduard Teplitskiy confirmed (17-Aug-2017) plans to launch operations from Rostov on Sep-2017. The carrier's fleet currently includes three Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft. Azimut Airlines also holds orders for 12 more aircraft. The carrier plans to launch services from Rostov Platov to Moscow, St Petersburg, Grozny, Kazan, Makhachkala, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Samara, Simferopol, Sochi, Ufa and Yekaterinburg in 2017. By 2021, the carrier will add services to Astrakhan, Chelyabinsk, Gelendzhik, Kaliningrad, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Mineralnye Vody, Prague, Simferopol, Surgut, Tel Aviv, Volgograd and Yerevan. [more - original PR - Russian]

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (17-Aug-2017) Tianjin Airlines is due to receive the first A330 completed in Airbus' Tianjin production facility. B-8596 Serial 1805 was manufactured in Toulouse then ferried to Tianjin on 09-Aug-2017 as Flight AIB99YF with test registration F-WWYF to undergo the final stages of completion including painting and full cabin outfitting. The aircraft will mark the first A330 to have undergone the pre-delivery completion process before adding more aircraft to the facility for other Chinese operators in the future.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport reported (18-Aug-2017) traffic highlights for Jul-2017:

  • Passengers: 3.1 million, +10.8% year-on-year;
  • Cargo: 44,416 tonnes, +15.8%;
  • Aircraft movements: 23,853, +4.5%. [more - original PR - Chinese]

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport reported (18-Aug-2017) traffic highlights for Jul-2017:

  • Passengers: 3.4 million, +0.4% year-on-year;
  • Cargo: 30,165 tonnes, -1.7%;
  • Aircraft movements: 21,684, -2.2%. [more - original PR - Chinese]

Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (21-Aug-2017) the following traffic highlights for Australian domestic airlines for Jun-2017:

  • Passengers: 4.7 million, +1.8% year-on-year;
    • Top ten domestic city pairs:
      • Melbourne-Sydney: 721,462, +4.5%;
      • Brisbane-Sydney: 382,389, +2.9%;
      • Brisbane-Melbourne: 279,450, +0.9%;
      • Gold Coast-Sydney: 201,055, +4.2%;
      • Adelaide-Melbourne: 194,830, +6.5%;
      • Melbourne-Perth: 149,339, -4.0%;
      • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 148,030, +1.8%;
      • Adelaide-Sydney: 141,263, +4.8%;
      • Perth-Sydney: 126,758, -1.5%;
      • Hobart-Melbourne: 120,919, +2.8%;
  • Load factor: 77.4%, -0.2ppt;
    • Melbourne-Sydney: 83.2%, +0.9ppt;
    • Brisbane-Sydney: 83.3%, -0.1ppt;
    • Brisbane-Melbourne: 80.0%, -1.6ppts;
    • Gold Coast-Sydney: 81.3%, -1.8ppts;
    • Adelaide-Melbourne: 78.3%, +1.0ppt;
    • Melbourne-Perth: 77.1%, -3.3ppts;
    • Gold Coast-Melbourne: 82.5%, +0.6ppt;
    • Adelaide-Sydney: 79.2%, +0.2ppt;
    • Perth-Sydney: 76.4%, +0.5ppt;
    • Hobart-Melbourne: 78.3%, +0.9ppt;
  • RPKs: +0.4%;
  • ASKs: +0.6%;
  • Aircraft movements: 51,463, +0.6%;
  • Seats: 6.2 million, +1.4%. [more - original PR]

Czech Airlines reported (18-Aug-2017) passenger numbers increased 22% year-on-year to 1.2 million in 1H2017. Average passenger load factor increased 11ppts to 81% during the period. [more - original PR - Czech]

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