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La Compagnie launches scheduled business class operations to Newark

La Compagnie (formerly Dreamjet) (Paris-CDG) yesterday (July 21) evening launched its business class passenger operations. Flight BO 100 departed at 18:30 from Terminal 1 at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Newark with the pictured Boeing 757-256 F-HTAG (msn 29307).

Copyright Photo: Manuel Negrerie/AirlinersGallery.com.

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Icelandair is coming to Birmingham, England on February 5

Icelandair (Keflavik) has announced scheduled flights to Birmingham, England beginning on February 5, 2015. Birmingham is Icelandair’s fifth destination in Great Britain, and the 25th in Europe.

Flights to Birmingham Airport (BHX) will depart on Mondays and Thursdays from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) at 7:50 am (0750), with arrival in Birmingham at 10:25 am (1025). Return service departs Birmingham at 12:25 pm (1225), with an arrival at Keflavik at 3:10 pm (1510).

Icelandair currently offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York (JFK), Washington (Dulles), Seattle/Tacoma, Denver and Toronto (Pearson), with seasonal service from Newark, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sanford (near Orlando), Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax and Anchorage. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland for up to seven days at no additional airfare.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-256 TF-FIZ (msn 30052) arrives in Stockholm (Arlanda).

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Icelandic Parliament jumps into the Icelandair stalled talks with its pilots

Icelandair (Keflavik) and its pilots represented by the Union of Icelandic Pilots have stalled in their negotiations for a new contract. As a result, the Icelandic Parliament passed a bill that directs the airline and its pilots to reach an agreement by June 1 or the dispute will be placed before an industrial disputes tribunal. The bill also restricts any strikes by the pilots. The pilots were planning to strike yesterday (May 16).

The airline was forced to cancel some of its flights today (May 17) due to a “pilot shortage” and issued this statement:

Icelandair regrets to announce cancellation of following flights due to pilot shortage

May 17, 2014 (local times)

FI:670 DEN – KEF 17:20 MDT

FI:612 JFK – KEF 02:10 EDT

FI:613 KEF – JFK 12:25 EDT

FI:603 KEF – YYZ 17:00 GMT

FI:602 YYZ – KEF 21:05 EDT

We apologize to all our customers for the inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding. Please be sure to check information on estimated departure times from our homepage.

Read the full story from Iceland Review: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Pepscl/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-256 TF-FIU (msn 26243) is pictured in an all white fuselage version of the the 1999 livery.

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Icelandair arrives in Vancouver, British Columbia to a “Viking welcome”

Icelandair 757-200 WL TF-LLX (99)(Viking Welcome)(Nose) YVR (YVR)(LRW)

Icelandair (Keflavik) yesterday (May 14) opened a new route to Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR). The airport issued this statement on its special “Viking” arrival ceremony:

The skies opened on May 14 between Vancouver, Reykjavik and more than 20 European destinations as Icelandair inaugurated its new twice-weekly, seasonal service from Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Vancouver Airport Authority, in partnership with ground-handler Swissport International Ltd., staged a unique welcome for its newest airline partner with a group of YVR ambassadors-turned-Vikings who pulled Icelandair’s Boeing 757 aircraft to its inaugural gate.

“We’ve been working for years to bring Icelandair to YVR and provide passengers with new connectivity between YVR and Reykjavik, and on to popular Scandinavian destinations like Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “This service is a great example of how liberalized air-service agreements enhance travel opportunities and create jobs at YVR and in British Columbia.”

Icelandair’s new service will generate approximately $2 million in wages, $1.1 million in taxes and $3.1 million in GDP through employment at YVR and in B.C.’s hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. Its flights – which arrive in Vancouver at 5:50 pm on Sundays and Tuesdays and depart at 3:55 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays – will also give businesses more options to reach customers, suppliers and investors in Europe.

“We call 2014 the year of Canada for Icelandair. As we celebrate our inaugural flight from Vancouver, Icelandair now serves four Canadian gateways with service to more than 20 destinations in Europe. Our goal is to continue to grow and develop our network with added frequency and easier connections for all of Canada,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO for Icelandair. “Icelandair offers our passengers a refreshing alternative when travelling to Europe with three cabins of service, leather seats, in-flight entertainment systems and, by the end of this year, Wi-Fi is scheduled to be available fleet-wide. We see a bright future for British Columbia and look forward to welcoming Vancouver onboard.”

The Icelandair schedule for 2014 is the largest in the company‘s history and will increase by 18 per cent from 2013 with new gateways, new destinations and added frequency from several cities in North America and Europe. Additionally, three Boeing 757 aircraft will be added, enlarging the fleet from 18 to 21 aircraft.

Icelandair offers service to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, Denver and Toronto with seasonal service from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax, Anchorage, Newark, Vancouver and Edmonton. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Copyright Photos: Vancouver International Airport. A tug decorated like a Viking ship tows an Icelandair Boeing 757-256 (TF-LLX, msn 29311) aircraft to th gate at Vancouver International Airport, during a photo opportunity to mark the airline’s inaugural service between Vancouver and Keflavik (near Reykjavik), Iceland on May 14, 2014.

Icelandair: AG Slide Show

Icelandair 757-200 WL TF-LLX (99)(Grd) YVR (YVR)(LRW)

 

Privilege Style is now promoting the new VW Amarok Caddy car

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. EC-HDS visited Birmingham on September 12 with the new titles.

Privilege Style Lineas Aereas (Madrid) is now using its Boeing 757-256 EC-HDS (msn 26252) to help promote the launch of VW’s Amarok Caddy in Austria.

Privilege adds new titles to its Boeing 757-256 EC-ISY

Copyright Photo: Pepscl. EC-ISY visited Paris (Orly) on July 2 while operating a flight for Royal Air Maroc.

Privilege Style Lineas Aereas (Madrid) has added new “Banesto Espirito Ganador/Turismo Aragon” titles to its Boeing 757-256 EC-ISY (msn 26241).

RAK Airways to resume operations before the end of the year

RAK Airways (Ras Al Khaimah) is planning to restart scheduled operations before the end of the year with new Boeing 737-800s.

Read the full report:

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Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil. RAK Airways previously operated Boeing 757-200s. 757-256 A6-RKA (msn 29311) prepares to land at Brussels.

i Fly’s first airplane is painted at Miami

i Fly (Moscow-Vnukovo) is the latest new charter airline in Russia that is planning to add four Boeing 757-200s. The first, ex-KrasAir Boeing 757-256 EI-DUD (msn 26249), has been painted at Miami in this attractive color scheme.

Fresh out of the paint shop at MIA, EI-DUD heads to the runway.  Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo.

Fresh out of the paint shop at MIA, EI-DUD heads to the runway. Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo.

RAK Airways is not closing

 

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Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

RAK Airways (Ras Al Khaimah) was rumored to be going out of business after Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al-Qasimi said the new flag carrier “was no longer in service”. RAK Airways, which commenced scheduled services on November 29, 2007 with leased Boeing 757-200s, had recently ended scheduled services in late 2008. Today the company continues as a charter airline operating sub-service flights for Hewa Bora Airways. However the new CEO (Kristian Kirchheiner) who joined the team on May 18, is “exploring all opportunities”.

 

From Arabian Business:

www.arabianbusiness.com/557255-rak-airways-in-no-way-closing—new-ceo 

airBaltic to start Riga-Dushanbe route on June 1

 

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Please click on photo for full view and caption.

airBaltic (airBaltic.com) (Riga) will start the Riga-Dushanbe (Tajikstan) route on June 1.

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