New German start-up MeerExpress

New Hünxe-based (North Ruhr Westphalia, Western Germany) start-up MeerExpress began operations on the 26th of March between Hünxe’s Schwarze Heide airfield and Norderney, an East Frisian island, using a Cessna 208 Caravan or 208B Grand Caravan (both turboprops, the 208 can seat up to 9 passengers and the 208B 11 passengers) operated by Hohenlockstedt-based (Schleswig-Holstein, […]

New Atlanta-based cargo airline CMA CGM Air Cargo

Launched a little over 3 weeks ago, Atlanta and Liege (a city in French-speaking eastern Belgium) based cargo airline CMA CGM Air Cargo possesses 4 Airbus A330-200Fs (freighters), 2 of which are currently in service, that are operated for them by Air Belgium, a Belgian long-haul airline. It is part of the large French shipping […]

New Brazilian start-up ITA Transportes Aéreos

A new Brazilian airline, ITA Transportes Aéreos (Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos), received its first aircraft, a 15 year-old Airbus A320-200 previously operated by Spanair (a former Spanish scheduled airline) and Vueling (a Spanish low-cost airline) on the 20th of February and is to start operations on the 19th of March. Founded in early 2020 by parent […]

New Slovenian start-up SouthEast Airlines

Created by a pilot of Slovenia’s former flag carrier Adria Airways, Blaz Berdnik, SouthEast Airlines is a Slovenian airline that intends to begin operations in early June with a single-class, leased 180-seat Airbus A320-200. The project began in early 2019, before Adria Airways ceased operations. Mr Berdnik assembled former Adria Airways board members as well […]

Air Serbia to begin flights to Geneva in March

Air Serbia will begin flights to the Swiss city of Geneva from the Serbian capital Belgrade on the 1st of March. Air Serbia already flies to the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich. It plans to operate 2 flights a week to Geneva, one on Mondays and another on Fridays. The Belgrade to Geneva route was […]

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 […]

La Nova: another Swiss start-up?

After Air Ticino, which has not yet started operations, could Geneva-based start-up La Nova be the solution to a rather poor last decade for the Swiss aviation industry? This year, we saw Swiss start-up Fly Bair begin operations this July, but it’s main route network, which consisted of flights from Swiss capital Bern to different […]

Chair Airlines to launch new service to Split

Swiss carrier Chair Airlines will launch a new seasonal summer service from Zurich to the Croatian city of Split on the 25th of April next year. It will occur twice per week, every Thursday and Sunday. The service will be operated by an Airbus A319. The Zurich-based airline will continue flights from Zurich to Pristina […]

Airlink to restart 3 routes to Mozambique

South African regional airline Airlink (based at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport) is to restart 3 routes from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport (in South Africa) to the cities of Pemba, Beira and Vilanculos in Mozambique (a country in southeastern Africa) following the lifting of restrictions that didn’t allow travel between the 2 countries. Airlink also […]

Easyjet to close base at Ljubljana Airport

Easyjet will temporarily close its base at Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia’s capital) at the beginning of this winter season. It only operates to 2 destinations from the airport: London Gatwick and Berlin Schönefeld. Flights from Ljubljana to Gatwick will be suspended on the 23rd of October whereas flights between Lubljana and Berlin have already been suspended […]

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 […]

Ryanair to open new base at Paris Beauvais

Ryanair has announced that it will establish a new base at Paris Beauvais Airport from the 3rd of December 2020. It will base 2 aircraft (an investment of $200 million) at the airport and will begin 2 new routes from the airport to Paphos in Greece on the 26th of October this year as well […]

Aer Lingus Regional has begun its Manchester-Belfast City service

Aer Lingus Regional has begun its new Manchester-Belfast City service today. The airline will operate 4 daily return flights from Manchester to Belfast, with fares starting from $29.99, taxes included. Last month, Aer Lingus Regional officially opened its base at George Best Belfast City Airport, and is now flying to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter and Manchester […]

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 […]

Wizz Air lauches 2 routes from the Czech Republic to Ukraine

Wizz Air has launched 2 new routes from the city of Pardubice, Czech Republic to Lvov And Kiev. The route between Pardubice and Lvov began on the 1st of September (CET) and occurs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and flights to Kiev will commence on the 3rd of September, taking place on the same days […]

New Gambian start-up: FlyWestAf

A new Gambian airline, FlyWestAf, is soon to start operations. Even though many airlines are reducing operations and cutting costs, whether it be by retiring their Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 fleets, or by simply sizing down their network, FlyWestAf co-founder Richard Powell has definitely not given up. He and his team are finalising procedures […]

Wizz Air to open new base in Doncaster

Wizz Air has announced that it will open a second base (after London Luton) for its British subsidiary Wizz UK at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in Northern England, increasing the annual capacity at Yorkshire’s busiest airport to 300’000 seats. The airline will now add 10 routes to the current 7 that it operates from the airport. […]