Airline start-ups 2021:

Here is a list of the current airline start-ups in 2021, which will be regularly updated to add on new start-ups for this year : MeerExpress: A new German start-up based in Hünxe, North-Rhine Westphalia, that flies to several East Frisian Islands as of the 26th of March using a Cessna 208 Caravan and a […]

Aircraft of the week:

Under the registration number HB-AES for former Swiss airline Sky Work Airlines, this Dornier Do-328, of which only 217 were produced, has operated with 7 different airlines across 2 continents and is currently being stored at Bern Belp Airport in Switzerland. After coming out from the Dornier factory in Oberpfaffenhofen, Bavaria in February 1995, HB-AES […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 5Y-JWC for Kenyan regional airline Jetways Airlines is a Fokker 50 that is 33 years old. It is 1 of 213 Fokker 50s (which are turboprops) produced and is powered by 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127Bs. The Fokker 50 seats 58 people. 5Y-JWC was originally delivered to Aer Lingus in January 1989 under […]

New Ilyushin Il-114 turboprop completes 1st flight

Yesterday, the Ilyushin Il-114-300 turboprop completed its 1st flight at Zukhovsky Airfield near Moscow, Russia. The aircraft carries up to 68 passengers and is powered by 2 Klimov TV7-117SM engines. It has been created to link passengers in remote parts of Russia with polar or tundra-like climates and poor infrastructure to cities and towns. Yury […]

Montenegro Airlines introduces 4 new routes

Montenegro Airlines (the flag carrier of Montenegro) will introduce flights from the Montenegrin capital Podgorica to the cities of Kiev (the capital of Ukraine), Lisbon, Istanbul and Prague from the 28th of March next year. These flights will all be seasonal, taking place in the summer. The airline has already created a flight schedule for […]

El Al names new Chief Executive

Israeli flag carrier El Al has named its new Chief Executive (CE), Avigal Soreq, the successor of Gonen Usishkin, who is to step down next January. Avigal Soreq is the Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Delek US Holdings, an American energy firm specialising in petroleum refining and logistics assets. Delek US Holdings is based in […]

Korean Air to absorb Asiana Airlines

Korean flag carrier Korean Air announced during board meetings with its parent company, Hanjin KAL (a South Korean conglomerate that is focused on South Korean shipping and aviation), on Monday, that it is to absorb Asiana Airlines, the 2nd largest airline in South Korea and the 25th largest airline in Asia. The acquisition will create […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 2-BHXG hasn’t had a very long history, but is a good example of the typical lifespan and operator history of an Airbus A340. Delivered to Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific in February 1998 after being assembled in Toulouse, France, under the registration number B-HXG (it is an Airbus A340-300), it was amongst Cathay Pacific’s […]

Aircraft of the week:

A Boeing 737-400 or 737-400F (the Boeing 737 Classic generation is powered by 2 CFM56s), aircraft 9G-AGL for Air Ghana has been on 4 different continents with a total of 5 different airlines. Delivered to Solomon Airlines (the flag carrier of the Solomon Islands) in April 1992 with registration number H4-SOL (SOL probably signifying Solomon […]

AirAsia Japan Ceases Operations

AirAsia Japan ceased operations yesterday, following the decision from its parent company, AirAsia Group, to shut it down due to the impact on air traffic created by the coronavirus. The airline was the smallest subsidiary of the AirAsia airline group (the largest only low-cost airline group in Asia), which also operates in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, […]

Peach takes delivery of its 1st Airbus A320neo

Japanese LCC Peach Aviation has taken delivery of its 1st Airbus A320neo. The airline has 27 more A320neos and 6 Airbus A321LRs (the Long Range version of the A321neo) in its order book. Peach Aviation’s A320neos have a 188-seat, single-class layout and will permit the airline to expand its operations in Japan. Peach Aviation already […]

Airbus A220-300 to enter in Delta’s fleet in November

Delta has announced that it is to add the Airbus A220-300 to its fleet in November this year. Since the Airbus A220-100’s (the shorter version of the A220-300) entry in service with Delta in early 2019 (Delta was the 4th global airline to operate the A220), the airline already operates 31 Airbus A220-100s, and has […]

Vietnam Airlines to resume flights to Tokyo

Vietnam Airlines (the flag carrier of Vietnam) will restart nonstop flights from Hanoi to Tokyo later on this week. The airline will offer 4 one-way flights from Hanoi to Tokyo Narita Airport, departing on the 18th, 25th and 30th of December at 23:45 (I don’t know what time zone). It will also operate a flight […]

BOC Aviation cancels order for 18 Airbus A320neos

Singapore-based BOC Aviation (Bank of China Aviation), an aircraft lessor, has announced that it has cancelled an order for 18 Airbus A320neos. The order for the aircraft was first announced on the 31st of December 2019, for a delivery date between 2022 and 2023. The customer for the aircraft, who is unnamed, now wishes to […]

Armenia’s CAC suspends Atlantis Armenian Airlines’ licence

Armenia’s Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) suspended Atlantis Armenian Airlines’ (a light aircraft specialist) licence on the 11th of August for 7 months. The Head of the CAC’s Airworthiness Department, Karen Gyurjyan, told local media outlet Hetq that the reason for the airline’s suspension had nothing to do with safety issues, but with financial issues. Atlantis […]