Pobeda commences operations on the Moscow-Volgograd route

Pobeda 737-400 (14)(Flt)(Aeroflot)(LR)

Pobeda (Moscow-Vnukovo), the low-cost carrier of Aeroflot, operated its first revenue flight on December 1 on the Moscow (Vnukovo)-Volgograd route with Boeing 737-800s.

Pobeda will provide daily flights on the route from Vnukovo Airport, Terminal A in accordance with the following schedule:

DP 181 leaves Moscow at 10:50 and arrives in Volgograd at 12:40;

DP 182 leaves Volgograd at 13:20 and arrives in Moscow at 15:05.

Pobeda means “Victory” in the Russian language. The new airline replaces the grounded Dobrolet (2nd).

Images: Aeroflot.

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SkyWest Airlines to end Los Angeles-Carlsbad service on April 6

SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) will United Express Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia service between the Los Angeles hub and Carlsbad/Oceanside, California on April 6, 2015. SkyWest is phasing out all of its Brasilias.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia N568SW (msn 120343) arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.

United Express-SkyWest aircraft slide show:

AeroMexico is coming to Boston

AeroMexico (Mexico City) will add the Mexico City-Boston route on June 1, 2015. The new route will be operated six days a week with Boeing 737-700 aircraft per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-752 XA-GOL (msn 35785) with the special Fight Against Breast Cancer markings arrives in Miami.

AeroMexico aircraft slide show:

 

Virgin Atlantic to add a second daily seasonal flight to Miami

Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) is adding a second daily flight to Miami for the winter season 2015/2016. The second flight, operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft, will start on October 25, 2015 from London (Heathrow) per Airline Route. The second flight will compliment the daily Boeing 747-400 flight.

Copyright Photo: Airbus A330-343 G-VNYC (msn 1315) taxies at the London Heathrow base.

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KLM paints its first two Boeing 737-800s in the revised livery

KLM 737-800 PH-BXW and PH-BXZ (14)(Nose)(KLM)(LRW)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) issued this short statement and top photo:

In the wake of our Embraer 190s (below) and Fokker 70s, KLM will shortly welcome the first two Boeing 737s featuring the new KLM livery.

The repainting of the Boeing 737-8K2 PH-BXW and PH-BXZ (above) will be completed this week. The new livery will subsequently also be phased in for the rest of the KLM fleet.

From 2015, all new aircraft joining the fleet, such as the 777-300 and 787-9, will be painted in the new livery.

Top Photo: KLM.

KLM aircraft slide show:

Bottom Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. KLM Cityhopper‘s Embraer ER 190-100LR PH-EXD (msn 19000661) shows off the revised look.

Finnair to get out of the dedicated freighter business

Nordic Global MD-11F OH-LGC (white)(Grd) HEL (MF)(LRW)

Finnair (Helsinki) is getting out of the dedicated freighter business by the end of this month according to ch-aviation. The Finnish carrier will depend on belly cargo in the future using its own passenger aircraft. Currently its dedicated freighter operation is provided by partial owned (40%) Nordic Global Airlines (NGA) which operates four McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighters mainly for Finnair. It is unclear if NGA will continue to operate its ACMI operations after Finnair stops all dedicated freighter operations.

NGA-Nordic Global Airlines logo

Nordic Global describes its operations:

Nordic Global Airlines Ltd (NGA) is a Finnish all cargo carrier based in Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Finland. NGA focuses on ACMI and Cargo Charters worldwide and operates under EASA AOC.

NGA has a highly dedicated and experienced team to manage the operations. As a young and dynamic company we are able to deliver the right ACMI and Charter services to our customers.

At the beginning of 2014 NGA operates a fleet of four MD-11F freighters for long-term ACMI customers and on ad-hoc charter basis.

Since the commencement of the commercial operations in August 2011 NGA has performed more than 2,000 flights to our customers satisfaction.

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Copyright Photo: Marco Finelli. Former Finnair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (F) OH-LGC (msn 48512) wears only small Nordic Global Airlines titles at its Helsinki base.

SkyWest Airlines is taking over the Endeavor Air Fort Wayne maintenance base

SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) has informed its maintenance employees that it is taking over the Endeavor Air (Delta Connection) (Minneapolis/St. Paul) maintenance base at Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 1, 2015. The company expects to handle up to four overnight Bombardier CRJ200s for the Delta Connection system (see route map below).

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest’s Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N466SW (msn 7856) departs from Los Angeles in the house colors.

Delta Connection-SkyWest aircraft slide show:

Delta Connection-SkyWest current route map (click to expand):

Delta Connection-SkyWest 12.2014 Route Map