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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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SAS acquires Cimber, Cimber to receive 12 Bombardier CRJ900s from SAS

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) has acquired Cimber A/S (Sonderborg and Copenhagen). SAS issued this statement this morning:

SAS has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Cimber A/S.

Since 2004, SAS has had a wet lease agreement (aircraft and crew) with Cimber A/S (Cimber) that has a cost efficient production platform for regional jet operation. The acquisition provides SAS with an opportunity to transfer production with smaller aircraft to Cimber, consisting of 12 Bombardier CRJ900s with a base in Copenhagen. As a result, a more focused and flexible production can be achieved.

The acquisition of Cimber, will give SAS access to a specialist within regional flights with a very competitive production platform that complements SAS’ production of larger Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Due to expected synergies, the acquisition of Cimber can also provide opportunities for SAS to maintain and develop regional routes within the network for the benefit of SAS customers, says Rickard Gustafson, SAS President & CEO.

The acquisition, includes Cimber’s option to receive CO2emission rights for the years 2015-2020. The nominal value of these rights currently amount to approximately MDKK 35 subject to the EU Commission’s approval of the Danish allocation plan for European Aviation Allowances (EUAA) for 2015-2020.

The discontinuation of Cimber’s current fleet of Bombardier CRJ200s and ATR 72s will be implemented as already communicated and decided by Cimber.

The value of the transaction is MDKK 20 with final payment in April 2015. The transaction must be approved by relevant Competition Authorities, and is subject to other customary conditions.

Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/AirlinersGallery.com. As previously reported, Cimber is retiring its CRJ200s. CRJ200 (CL-200-2B19) OY-RJB (msn 7419) arrives in Lisbon with “Flying for Scandinavian Airlines” and SAS titles.

SAS aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

euroAtlantic Airways celebrates 20 years of flying

euroAtlantic Airways (Lisbon) is celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2013.

The airline was established as Air Zarco by Tomaz Metello and the largest Portuguese leisure corporation, Pestana Hotels and Resorts, on August 25, 1993. The charter airline adopted the name of Air Madeira in 1997 until May 17, 2000 when the current name of euroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A. was adopted.

Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. Former Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-212 ER CS-TFM (msn 28513) departs from the Lisbon base with a large 20 Years 1993-2013 emblem.

euroAtlantic Airways: AG Slide Show

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TAAG Angola Airlines supports Angola 2013, the Roller Hockey World Cup

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG Linhas Aereas) (Luanda) is supporting the upcoming “Angola 2013″ Roller Hockey World Cup event in Angola with a large “Angola 2013 – 41st Mundial e Hoquei Patins” message emblazoned across the fuselage of this Boeing 777-3M2 registered as D2-TEG (msn 40805).

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The 2013 FIRS Men’s Roller Hockey World Cup will be the 41st edition of the FIRS Roller Hockey World Cup. It will be held in Luanda and Namibe Providence, Angola from September 20-28, 2013.

This will be the first Roller Hockey World Cup played in Africa.

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Copyright Photo: Pedro Batista/Flyingphotos. D2-TEG departs from Lisbon bound for Luanda with the additional markings.

TAAG Angola Airlines: AG Slide Show

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Norwegian to wet lease two Airbus A340-300s from Hifly due to the 787 delays

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) has announced it will wet lease two Airbus A340-300s from Hifly (Lisbon) due to the delays in the delivery of its new Boeing 787-8s for the new New York and Bangkok routes.

The company issued the following statement (translated from Norwegian):

Norwegian has entered into an agreement to lease two long-range Airbus A340-300. The aircraft will be used on Norwegian routes to New York and Bangkok on the company’s Dreamliner aircraft will be delayed.

To ensure that Norwegian passengers can fly to and from New York and Bangkok on Dreamliner planes that are delayed, the Company has entered into an agreement to lease two Airbus A340-300 aircraft. The two aircraft Norwegian will use are the pending Dreamliner delivery. The agreement is called a MOU – Memorandum of Understanding – which is binding on both parties. Outsourcing is a so-called “wet lease” – leasing of aircraft and crew.

The two Airbus aircraft to Norwegian to lease owned by the Portuguese HiFly leasing company that took them over the winter 2012/2013. The aircraft were previously flown by Singapore Airlines and Emirates. Aircraft are subject to EU safety legislation and enforcement is carried out by European aviation authorities. HiFly is one of several European airlines which conduct leasing of aircraft to companies who need spare capacity. The company has had a number of major European airlines on its customer list.

Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. Hifly’s Airbus A340-313X OY-KBM (msn 450) taxies into position at the Lisbon base.

Hifly: AG Slide Show

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TAAG Angola Airlines to acquire three more Boeing 777-300 ERs

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola) (Luanda) currently operates three Boeing 777-200s and two 777-300 ERs. The company has three additional 777-300 ERs on order which will be delivered in May 2014, December 2015 and March 2016 according to this report by Macau Hub. The airline also holds options for three more.

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Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. TAAG’s Boeing 777-3M2 ER D2-TEG (msn 40805) climbs away gracefully from Lisbon bound for Luanda.

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TNT Express conditionally sells TNT Airways and Pan Air Lines Aereas to the ASL Aviation Group

TNT Express N.V. (Hoofddorp) has announced the conditional sale of 100% of the equity interest in its subsidiary TNT Airways SA (TAY) (Liege) and Pan Air Lineas Aereas SA (PNR) (Madrid) to ASL Aviation Group Limited (Dublin). The transfer is conditional on and will become effective immediately prior to completion of the proposed UPS-TNT Express merger.

This change of ownership and control will ensure service continuity of the TNT Express operations after the completion of the proposed merger, in compliance with EU airline ownership and control rules [1].

ASL Aviation Group is an established European group of aviation companies, which currently includes three airlines (including Air Contractors), two support services companies and various leasing entities. ASL Aviation Group holds a European air operator license and operates and owns a fleet of about 90 aircraft in use for freight and passenger services. ASL Aviation Group employs close to 1,200 personnel and generated revenues of around €410 million in 2011. ASL Aviation Group is owned by Compagnie Maritime Belge N.V. (51%) and 3P Air Freighters Ltd (49%).

ASL Aviation Group will take over all flights performed by TNT Express’ airlines. ASL Aviation Group has entered into a service contract that will maintain service continuity. ASL Aviation Group will become a key third-party provider of the combined UPS-TNT Express group and will be invited to bid for all of the combined group’s outsourced air business in Europe when this becomes open to tender. Alongside its commercial agreement with UPS-TNT Express, ASL Aviation Group expects to develop further its third-party airline and maintenance businesses.

Almost all employees of the airlines will stay with the airlines except for a small number of employees who will transfer to the TNT Express’ Liège hub due to the nature of their work. As part of the transaction, ASL Aviation Group has committed to comply with applicable laws and regulations to respect all individual employee rights, covenants and benefits as exist under current ownership.

TNT Express does not expect the airlines ownership transfer to impact activities at TNT Express’ hub in Liège for at least one year following completion of the proposed UPS-TNT Express merger. Further, ASL Aviation Group intends to maintain the TNT Airways headquarters in Liège. UPS recognizes the significant value of TNT Express’ operations, assets and people in Liège and will develop longer-term plans for the hub, with involvement of employees’ representatives, the Walloon Region and Liège Airport.

Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. Boeing 737-45D OO-TNP (msn 27256) of TNT Airways completes its final approach into Lisbon.

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