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 […]

New Croatian start-up Fly Air 41

The CEO of German leisure airline Sundair, Marcos Rossello, has announced that he is planning to open a new Croatian start-up, Fly Air 41, that will begin operations in either the end of April or the beginning of May. Mr Rossello stated that the possible name for this new airline comes from an IT aviation […]

Aircraft of the week and Air Serbia’s Boeing 737 fleet

Air Serbia officially retired its remaining 2 Boeing 737-300s on the 18th of February after almost 36 years in operation with JAT Yugoslav Airlines, JAT Airways and Air Serbia for the older aircraft. The 2 aircraft, which are registered YU-ANI and YU-ANK, have recently been operating for Air Serbia’s charter division, Aviolet (note how the […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 9H-REY for Maltese carrier Maleth-Aero and CS-TPJ for Portugese regional carrier Portugalia and former Midlands carrier Flybmi, this Embraer ERJ-145 (a regional jet that carries 50 passengers) was first delivered to Portugalia in December 1997 after having been produced at Embraer’s main production site, Sao Jose Dos Campos in the Brazilian State of Sao […]

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 […]

Norwegian to sell 2 Boeing 787s to Neos

Norwegian Air Shuttle is to sell 2 of its Boeing 787-9s to Italian leisure airline Neos. They will replace the 2 Boeing 767s that Neos has recently returned to their lessors. The 2 Boeing 787s (respectively registered LN-LNX and LN-LNT) are part of Norwegian Air Shuttle’s subsidiary Norwegian Long Haul’s fleet and are currently stored […]

Aviation this week video n°16:

Here is a video that shows some of the main events that have occurred in the aviation industry this week: The Boeing 737 used to sponsor the Montreal Alouettes is aircraft C-GNLW, a Boeing 737-200C (Convertible between cargo and passenger), which is 36.3 years old and was delivered to Nolinor Aviation in March 2016.

Air Serbia takes delivery of former Adria Airways aircraft

Air Serbia has taken delivery of 2 former Airbus A319s which belonged to Adria Airways (the former Slovenian flag carrier, which ceased operations in September 2019). The 2 aircraft, YU-APL and YU-APM, were sent to Carlyle Aviation Partners (an American aircraft asset management company) in October 2019 and were susbsequently stored at Castellon Costa Azahar […]

Qantas to store its Boeing 787s

Qantas has announced that it will be moving its Boeing 787s to storage in Victorville, California, where they will join the airline’s Airbus A380s and hundreds of aircraft from other carriers. The move will take place in September. Qantas predicts a significant decrease in travel demand that will last for an extended period, which is […]

Lauda to cease operations and be renamed

Ryanair Group’s Vienna-based subsidiary Lauda will cease operations at the end of this year, making way for a new Maltese AOC that will be be called Lauda Europe. The airline’s headquarters will therefore move from Vienna to Malta. The coronavirus has been an influential factor in Ryanair’s decision, but there is also an interesting song […]

Alaska Airlines announces 8 new routes from LAX

Alaska Airlines has announced that it will be adding 8 new routes to its current 27 out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Earlier this year, the airline began to fly to Spokane (Washington State), Missoula (Montana), Boise (Idaho) and Redmond (Oregon). Of course, these routes were suspended due to the coronavirus. These are Alaska […]

Jiangxi Air applies to start international operations

Chinese LCC Jiangxi Air has applied to China’s civil aviation authorities for a certificate that would permit them to fly on international routes. China’s aviation authorities have exposed the fact that the Nanchang-based airline wishes to fly to Hong Kong, Taiwan and neighbouring countries. Jiangxi operates 10 Boeing 737-800s, 2 Comac ARJ21s and has 33 […]

Wizz Air takes legal action against Ryanair over Buzz

Wizz Air has taken legal action against Ryanair over the name of its Polish subsidiary, Buzz, declaring the name “Buzz” is similar to “Wizz”. As an interim injunction, a Hungarian court has decided to Buzz’s operation in Hungary, where Wizz is based, but Ryanair has announced that it would appeal against this. The suspension of […]

Canada’s 2nd start-up of the year: OWG

The 2nd Canadian start-up of the year, OWG, will soon start operations. The Quebec-based start-up, a subsidiary of Nolinor Air, will offer flights to the Caribbean using Boeing 737-400s. Nolinor Airlines decided to create OWG to enter the tourist market (wrong time to do it), as it literally only flies in Canada’s Far North. Nolinor […]

Jet2 has sold its logistics business

Dart Group, the parent company of Jet2 (a UK low-cost airline mainly based at Leeds Bradford Airport), has sold its sister logistics group to investor Culina Group (the UK’s leading food and drink logistics provider). The airline has suspended all operations since mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis. The divestment of Fowler Welch (another UK […]