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Reuters: Virgin Atlantic in, IAG out of race for Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) Airbus A321-211 WL G-TCDG (msn 6122) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946380.

From Reuters:

The chief executive of British Airways owner IAG ruled out bidding for Thomas Cook’s airline unit on Friday, a day after rival Virgin Atlantic was reported to be interested in part of the business.

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Delta to add Salt Lake City – Puerto Vallarta seasonal flights

Delta Air Lines Airbus A321-211 WL N318DX (msn 7441) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946479.

Delta Air Lines will add weekly Airbus A321 seasonal summer service between the Salt Lake City hub and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

According to Airline Route, the temporary route will operate on Saturdays from June 8 through August 10, 2019.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A321-211 WL N318DX (msn 7441) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946479.

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Enter Air buys into the Swiss market, acquires 49% of Germania Flug

Germania (Switzerland) (Germania.ch) Airbus A321-211 WL HB-JOI (msn 5843) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 930268.

Enter Air (Warsaw) has signed an agreement with Albex Aviation to acquire a 49% share of Germania Flug (Zurich) of Switzerland.

“The Swiss company has it all, it gives us access to the the of the Swiss tourism market, and in the future, to other markets, in which we are not yet fully present.” – says Grzegorz Polaniecki, CEO of Enter Air.

Germania Flug was not affected by the bankruptcy of its German shareholder Germania in February 2019.

All shares formerly held by Germania of Germany were sold to Albex Aviation.

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Wow Air and Indigo Partners fail to reach an agreement, Icelandair is back in negotiations

Wow Air Airbus A321-211 WL TF-WIN (msn 7650) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946028.

Wow Air and Indigo Partners have failed to reach agreement on an investment.

Wow Air is resuming discussions with the rival Icelandair Group.

Wow Air issued this short statement:

The proposed investment of Indigo Partners LLC in WOW air has been cancelled by Indigo Partners. Therefore, all negotiations between WOW air and Indigo Partners have been cancelled.

Subsequently WOW air has started discussions with Icelandair Group. The parties aim to conclude the negotiations by Monday, March 25, 2019.

Icelandair Group had previously announced in November 2018 it was moving ahead with plans to take over Wow Air but the first attempt failed.

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Thomas Cook Group will offer a larger fleet for the Summer 2019 schedule, Thomas Cook to introduce new “flat beds”

Condor Flugdienst-Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 WL D-AIAG (msn 6590) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945978.

The Thomas Cook Group made this announcement:

•Group Airline with a total of four additional short- and medium-haul aircraft compared to summer 2018
•Three further Airbus A321s in service for Condor as of early summer, one additional A321 to take-off for Thomas Cook Airlines UK
•105 aircraft in UK, Scandinavia, Spain and Germany

The Thomas Cook Group Airline is taking delivery of two additional Airbus A321 aircraft, which will be added to the Condor fleet for the 2019 summer flight schedule. The jets will be in service for Thomas Cook Airlines UK from winter 2019/20 afterwards. The Group Airline recently announced to include two further Airbus A321 for summer 2019, and will have a total of 105 aircraft then. Its short- and medium-haul fleet has been expanded by four additional own aircraft in total compared to the previous year.

Two Airbus A321s fly for Condor and are stationed in Leipzig and Hanover in summer 2019. In Leipzig, Condor is significantly increasing capacity with around 100,000 additional seats to the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Turkey and Egypt. Another A321 is flying in Germany as well, the fourth airplane completes the A321 fleet of Thomas Cook Airlines UK.

The fleet growth is a clear sign for the Group Airline’s focus on operational stability during high season: “Using additional aircraft of our own is another measure to live up to our quality promise next summer, even during the high season”, says Christoph Debus, Chief Airline Officer of the Thomas Cook Group. With the additional aircraft, the Group Airline has further reserves available and has hired additional personnel on the ground and in the air. As part of an internal project, numerous other measures were implemented to ensure stable flight operations in the summer of 2019.

In other news, Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) on May 13 will introduce “flat beds” for its long-haul routes to the USA.

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Vietjet orders 50 more Airbus A321neo aircraft

9000th Airbus Aircraft

Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has placed a firm order with Airbus for an additional 50 A321neo single aisle aircraft, finalizing an MOU signed at the Farnborough International Airshow last July.

The purchase agreement was signed in Hanoi by Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Vietjet President and CEO and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The signing was witnessed by Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, during his official visit to Vietnam.

The new purchase agreement increases the number of A320 Family aircraft ordered by Vietjet to 171, of which 46 have already been delivered. This leaves the airline with a backlog of 125 aircraft on order with Airbus for future delivery, comprising 120 A321neo and five A321ceo.

To date, the A320 Family has won more than 14,700 orders and over 8,000 aircraft are currently in service with 334 operators worldwide.

Top Copyright Photo: Vietjet Air (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A321-211 WL VN-A651 (msn 5295) (9000th Airbus Aircraft) HAN (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 939474.

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Wow Air to drop three U.S. cities

Wow Air Airbus A321-211 WL TF-PRO (msn 7680) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 943953.

Wow Air is adjusting its U.S. routes. Due to disappointing results, the Icelandic airline will drop St. Louis on January 7, 2019.

The company will also not renew flights to Cleveland and Cincinnati next summer when it ends flights on October 27.

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