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 […]

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 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 […]

Aircraft of the week:

This Airbus A320-200, registered under the name YL-LCU, has been with 6 different airlines in its 19-year history. Built at Airbus’ Airbus A320 assembly unit in Toulouse (France), it was first delivered to German leisure airline LTU International in April 2002 under the registration number D-ALTG. It was 1 of 12 Airbus A320s that operated […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft OE-LTK for People’s Viennaline (an Austrian charter airline based at the Swiss airport of St-Gallen Altenrhein), this Embraer 170LR (long range) has been in service with 5 airlines, all of which are situated in Europe. Embraer 170s are powered by 2 high-bypass General Electric CF-34s and have a maximum seating of 66 passengers in […]

Ernest Airlines has been declared bankrupt

An Italian court has declared that Italian low-cost carrier Ernest Airlines is bankrupt. The airline suspended operations in January this year but announced in August that it had plans to restart operations. It was supposed to restart operations in December with a fleet of ATR 72s. Founded in 2016, the Milan-based airline operated flights within […]

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:

Aircraft 9A-BTD, a Fokker 100, has had a long history, albeit spending a large part of it in Croatia. It was first delivered to American Airlines (the flag carrier of the USA) in August 1992 and registered under the name N1424M after leaving Fokker’s production site at Amsterdam Schipol Airport. All 283 Fokker 100s are […]

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 […]

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 […]

TrueNoord lessor buys 2 Embraers from Azul

TrueNoord (a regional aircraft lessor headquartered in Amsterdam), has bought 2 Embraer E195s which were on lease from Azul Brazilian Airlines (a Brazilian airline) to Portugalia (a Portugese regional carrier that is a subsidiary of TAP Portugal). The acquisition of the aircraft was financed by some very impressive companies, including Soc Gen and the Royal […]

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has received its 1st aircraft

Start-up Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has received its 1st aircraft, an Airbus A321neo. The aircarft, fitted with 2 Pratt & Whitney PW1100Gs, was originally ordered by the airline’s parent company, Wizz Air, but then went through a sale-and-leaseback process with Singapore-based BOC Aviation, an aircraft lessor. The airline is also getting ready to receive another […]

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 […]