Routes Weekly top five: Avianca, Middle East, Airbus, Cebu, Ghana and more

Our top five stories on Routes Weekly: Avianca resurrects plans for regional airline; the Middle East's aviation potential; Airbus' Brexit warning; Cebu readies for terminal opening and more.

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1. Avianca resurrects plans for regional Colombian airline
Colombian flag carrier Avianca is resurrecting plans to launch a regional airline, five years after scrapping a similar proposal amid trade union issues. Read more

2. Aviation to play a major role in Middle East diversification
Investment in infrastructure and tourism offerings continues at pace across the Middle East, from major airport projects to new coastal resorts – and there is huge potential for the aviation industry. Read more

3. Brexit no-deal scenario threatens Airbus' future in the UK
"Far from Project Fear, this is a dawning reality for Airbus," according to Tom Williams, chief operating officer of Airbus Commercial Aircraft. Read more

4. Cebu ready for the Philippines' booming international passenger growth
Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s new terminal is set to increase overall passenger capacity to 12.5 million, but the Philippines’ second-busiest airport has far greater ambitions. Read more

5. Bulletin board: aviation industry news round-up
This week: Cathay Pacific, Flybe, Norwegian, Etihad, KLM, Delta Air Lines, Wizz and more. 

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Hawaiian and Japan Airlines seek antitrust immunity for joint venture
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