Monthly Archives: March 2009

South African to start Dulles-Dakar-Johannesburg

 

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South African Airways (Johannesburg) on May 1 will launch a new Washington (Dulles)-Dakar-Johannesburg route. The new route will be flown with Airbus A340-600s.

Singapore puts first A330-300 into service

 

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Singapore Airlines (Singapore) put its first Airbus A330-343 (9V-STA) into revenue service today (March 31) between Singapore and Brisbane.

Ethiopian Airlines to add service to Malabo

 

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Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) will add Malabo and the Addis Ababa-Malabo route on June 2. The three times weekly service will be operated with Boeing 757-200s and 767-300s.

Estonian Air to start two new routes in June

 

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Estonian Air (Tallinn) will add a new route from Tallinn to Amsterdam on June 7 followed by a new route to Berlin (Tegel) on June 8.

US Helicopter resumes Manhattan service

 

Using a registration from Northwest Airlines' DC-10 past, Sikorsky S-76B N151US (msn 760310) of US Helicopter waits for its next group of passengers at JFK.  Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen.

Using a registration from Northwest Airlines' DC-10 past, Sikorsky S-76B N151US (msn 760310) of US Helicopter waits for its next group of passengers at JFK. Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen.

US Helicopter (New York) on March 27 resumed helicopter service from the downtown Manhattan heliport to both JFK and Newark airports.

airBaltic to start Riga-Tromso on March 31

 

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airBaltic (Riga) will launch a new route tomorrow (March 31) between Riga and Tromso in northern Norway. The new route will be operated four times a week.

Iraqi Airways returns to the European Union

 

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Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) on Thursday (March 26) returned to the European Union after 19 years. The airline scheduled a weekly Baghdad-Athens-Stockholm (Arlanda) flight. However the flight was actually operated by Seagle Air’s Boeing 737-33A OM-HLB (msn 25011). The flag carrier was banned by an international embargo after Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. The company plans to add scheduled flights to Germany as well as to Bahrain, Doha and destinations in India.