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TAP Portugal to increase the frequency on the Miami route

TAP Portugal (Miami) from June 28 through September 22, 2015 will go to daily service on the Lisbon-Miami route. Ironically this is the summer rainy season for Miami, the off season for North American visitors. The route is operated with Airbus A330s and A340s.

Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330223 CS-TOH (msn 181) in the Star Alliance livery arrives at the Lisbon hub.

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Airberlin to drop the Berlin Tegel-Miami route on May 4, 2015

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) is dropping the Berlin (Tegel)-Miami route on May 4, 2015 per Airline Route. The airline was planning to continue the route through next summer but this has now apparently changed. It is uncertain if the route will be added back for the following prime winter season. Airberlin was also feeding Oneworld partner American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) at the Miami hub.

Airberlin is adding frequencies to the New York (JFK) and Los Angeles routes.

Copyright Photo: Luimer Cordero/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-223 D-ABXA (msn 288) in the Oneworld motif arrives at Miami International Airport (MIA).

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Arik Air to fly to Dubai starting on July 28

Arik Wings-arikair.com A330-200 EI-EWH (5N-JIC)(06)(Grd) DUB (MNS)(LRW)

Arik Air (Arik Wings of Nigeria) (Lagos) will spread its wings again on July 28 when it launches a new route from Lagos and Abuja to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new extension will be operated five days a week with its Airbus A330-200s.

Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason. Airbus A330-223 EI-EWH became 5N-JIC (msn 891) with Arik Air.

Arik Air: AG Slide Show

Edelweiss to upgrade its long-haul Airbus A330 fleet, arrives in Las Vegas

Edelweiss Air (Zurich) starting in June 2014, and according to the airline “the Edelweiss long-haul aircraft will undergo refurbishing to significantly improve the cabin. Edelweiss Business class will be equipped with lie-flat seats and a new in-flight entertainment system including sixteen inch screens. Furthermore, Edelweiss will be introducing Economy Max that will offer passengers fifteen centimeters more legroom and many other amenities to ensure a comfortable flight. Edelweiss Economy class will also receive a makeover with new seats and a new in-flight entertainment system that includes touch screens.”

Edelweiss A330 Business Class (Edelweiss)(LRW)

The new business class on Edelweiss Air (Edelweiss Air).


The Swiss carrier started weekly flights (on Mondays) from Zurich to Las Vegas on May 5 and also new flights to Havana, Cuba on May 8.

Edelweiss LAS Inaugural from ZRH (Edelweiss)(LRW)

Showgirls send the Edelweiss Air passengers on their way from Zurich to Las Vegas (Edelweiss Air).

Top Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Edelweiss Air). Airbus A330-223 HB-IQI (msn 291) taxies at the Zurich base.

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Edelweiss Air: AG Slide Show

TAP Portugal to open a new route to Bogota and Panama City in July, will add two ATR 42-600s

TAP Portugal (Lisbon) will be flying to Bogotá and Panama City four times a week starting in July. The new will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with flights departing from Lisbon at 12 noon (1200) and arriving in Bogotá at 3:55 pm (1555). The flight then leaves for Panamá at 4:55 pm (1655), arriving there at 6:25 pm (1825). The return flight departs for Lisbon at 7:40 pm (1940), where it arrives at 11:00 am (1100) the following day (all local times).

The new route will operate with Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a seating capacity of 268.

TAP Portugal starting on July 1 will introduce new ATR 42-600 aircraft, replacing Beechcraft 1900Ds. TAP is also adding new service to Oviedo. The airline issued this statement:

TAP has announced the eleventh new route it will launch in 2014. The new route will connect Lisbon and Oviedo from July 1.

The launch of the Oviedo service has been made possible because of an important change to the fleet operated by PGA — Portugália Airlines (Lisbon), with the replacement of two 19-seater Beechcraft 1900D aircraft with two 46-seat ATR 42-600s, which also have a longer range.

Oviedo will become the eighth Spanish city with direct TAP flights, joining Madrid and Barcelona (which have direct flights from Lisbon, Porto and Funchal), Seville, La Coruña, Bilbao, Malaga and Valencia.
In 2013, TAP carried 944,000 passengers between Portugal and Spain, a 6% increase from 2012.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-223 CS-TOF (msn 308) of TAP Portugal arrives at Miami International Airport.

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PGA-Portugalia Airlines: AG Slide Show


TAM Airlines to start Fortaleza-Miami flights on May 31

TAM Linhas Aereas (TAM Airlines) (Sao Paulo) will introduce Fortaleza-Miami weekly flights with Airbus A330 aircraft starting on May 31 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-223 PT-MVO (msn 949) arrives in London (Heathrow).

TAM: AG Slide Show


Arik Air adds its first Airbus A330-200

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Arik Air (Arik Wings of Nigeria) (Lagos) has expanded its international fleet with the acquisition of a new A330-200 twin-engine aircraft. The new aircraft will fly its long-haul routes, which includes London Heathrow, New York John F Kennedy and Johannesburg Oliver Tambo Airports.

The introduction of the Airbus A330-200 aircraft to the Arik Air fleet, is the first of its kind to be added to the airline, and will increase the current fleet to 24 aircraft, with a further 24 aircraft on order.

Arik Air is West and Central Africa’s largest airline, and operates mainly from two hubs at Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. The airline operates a fleet of regional, medium haul and long haul aircraft including two Airbus A340-500 making the airline the first operator of this particular type of wide-bodied aircraft in Africa. The airline currently serves 20 destinations in Nigeria and flies to 11 international destinations including London Heathrow (UK) and New York JFK (USA). The airline operates a combined number of over 120 daily flights from its hubs, and has been Africa’s fastest growing airline for the last two years.

Arik Air: AG Slide Show

Video: Former Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A330-223 EI-EWH (msn 891, ex VT-VJL) roars into the sky from Dublin. The wide body airliner became 5N-JIC named “Joseph of the Holy Family” when it was delivered on July 9, 2013.

Arik Air gets ready to take delivery of its first Airbus A330 for airline service

Arik Air (Arik Wings of Nigeria) (Lagos) is set to take delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 to be operated on its international route network.

Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason. Formerly operated by Kingfisher Airlines as VT-VJL, Airbus A330-223 EI-EWH (msn 891) is seen departing from Dublin after repainting. Leased from Pembroke, the wide body airliner will become 5N-JIC on delivery. The aircraft is named “Joseph of the Holy Family”.

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Hong Kong Airlines finalizes its order for 10 additional Airbus A330-200s

Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) has finalized a contract with Airbus for the firm order of 10 additonal A330-200 long range aircraft and converted an existing order for 15 A330s to the A350 XWBs. Both agreements were previously announced as an initial MOU during the Farnborough Air Show in July 2010.

Deliveries of the newly ordered A330-200s will begin in 2012, while the carrier’s first A350 XWB will arrive in 2018.

Copyright Photo: Pepscl. Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) acquired its first Airbus A330-200 (B-LND) on June 4, 2010. The pictured A330-223 F-WJKJ (msn 1031) at Paris (Orly) became B-LNC was it was accepted on June 21, 2010.

Delta Air Lines to launch a new African route to Luanda

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will add an eighth destination to its growing Africa route network on January 20, 2011 between the United States and Luanda, Angola. Flights will operate three times per week with 243-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft flying between Delta’s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Luanda with an intermediate stop in Dakar, Senegal.

Delta also is working with TAAG Angolan Airlines for TAAG to codeshare on the flights at a future date.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Airbus A330-223 N851NW (msn 609) prepares to land at Tokyo (Narita).

TAM ‘s stockholders to inject another $81 million

TAM Linhas Aereas’ (Sao Paulo) stockholders will inject another $81 million in equity into the company through the issuance of new stock according to this report by Reuters.

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Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Recently-delivered Airbus A330-223 PT-MVT (msn 1118) climbs from Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).

Hong Kong Airlines signs MOU for 15 A350s and 10 A330-200s

Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to acquire 15 A350 XWBs and 10 additional A330-200s. Under the terms of the agreement, the airline is converting 15 existing A330 orders to A350 XWBs and placing an additional order for 10 A330-200s. The MOU was signed at the Farnborough International Air Show.

Deliveries of the additional A330-200s will begin in 2012, with the first A350 XWB arriving in 2018.

Copyright Photo: Pepscl. Airbus A330-223 F-WJKJ (msn 1031) is pictured being prepared for operations at Paris (Orly).

Arik Air takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-200

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Airbus A330-223 5N-EIA (msn 1002) makes its first visit to London (Heathrow).

Arik Air (Arik Wings of Nigeria) (Lago) on June 10 took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200.

Hong Kong Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-200

Copyright Photo: Pepscl. Sister-ship A330-223 F-WJKJ (msn 1031) was rolled out on June 10 at Paris (Orly).

Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) on June 4 took delivery of Airbus A330-223 B-LND (msn 1042), its first A330.

The company celebrated becoming a new Airbus operator with a ceremony in Hong Kong to mark the delivery of its first A330-200. Featuring the carrier’s new two class long haul cabin product, the aircraft will be used to launch services to Europe at the end of this month, initially flying non-stop to Moscow.

The A330-200 is the first of 53 aircraft ordered by the airline from Airbus, comprising 23 A330s and 30 single aisle A320s. In addition to direct orders with Airbus, the airline also plans to operate two A330-200F freighters under a separate lease agreement.

Swiss reports an operating profit of $46 million in 3Q

Swiss International Air Lines (Zurich) reported a lower third quarter operating profit of $46 million.

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Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema.

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TAM Airlines’ Brazilian football logojet

A close-up of the football (soccer) nose like Lufthansa.  Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero.

A close-up of the football (soccer) nose like Lufthansa. Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero.

Rolling into position for takeoff at MIA is A330-223 PT-MVP (msn 961) of TAM in the special "Seleção Brasileira color scheme.  TAM has been the official carrier since 2007.  Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero.

Rolling into position for takeoff at MIA is A330-223 PT-MVP (msn 961) of TAM in the special “Seleção Brasileira color scheme. TAM has been the official carrier since 2007. Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero.

TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas) (Sao Paulo) in June 2009 introduced this new logojet in support of Brazilian football team.

Swiss sells HB-IQP to Vietnam as VN-A375


Ex-Swiss A330-223 HB-IQP arrives back at Zurich after repainting.  Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/World of Aircraft Pictures.

Ex-Swiss A330-223 HB-IQP arrives back at Zurich after repainting. Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/World of Aircraft Pictures.



Airbus A330-223 HB-IQP (msn 366) will become VN-A375 on delivery.  The repainted airliner taxies at ZRH.  Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner.

Airbus A330-223 HB-IQP (msn 366) will become VN-A375 on delivery. The repainted airliner taxies at ZRH. Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner.

Kingfisher in discussions with Arik Air


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Kingfisher Airlines (Bangalore) is in discussions with Arik Air (Lagos) about the possible lease of two Airbus A330-200s.


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