Monthly Archives: June 2009

Viza Air wants to fly from Gary to DC and NY

Viza Air (Gary) is a newly proposed paper airline that wants to start twice daily service from Gary (south side of Chicago) to Washington (Reagan National) in August and Newark in September according to nwi.com. The company claims to have obtained slots at both DCA and EWR but this is unconfirmed by the FAA. If successful, the company intends to operate Boeing 737-800s (Miami Air?).  The would-be airline is currently trying to raise $25 million in capital in a very difficult financial environment for new airlines. Since this entity does not have an AOC it would have to depend on another airline operating the flights, probably initially as public charters. Viza Air also wants to fly from South Bend to EWR and Boston. 

Here is the full article from nwi.com:

www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2009/06/30/business/business/

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Surinam puts its first 737-300 into service

 

Boeing 737-36N PZ-TCO (msn 28669) replaces the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) on the Miami route.  PZ-TCO is parked at the MIA gate in the revised 2009 colors.  Copyright Photo: L. Apso.

Boeing 737-36N PZ-TCO (msn 28669) replaces the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) on the Miami route. PZ-TCO is parked at the MIA gate in the revised 2009 colors. Copyright Photo: L. Apso.

Surinam Airways (Paramaribo) in May painted its first Boeing 737-300 in a new revised livery at Opa-locka (near Miami). The upgraded type is now flying on the Miami route.

Pacific Wings to fly Owensboro-Nashville

Pacific Wings Airlines (formerly Air Nevada) (Honolulu) will start scheduled flights between Owensboro, KY and Nashville in August with Cessna 208 Grand Caravans. Owensboro is currently without airline service.

News link:

www.whnt.com/news/sns-ap-ky–owensboroflights,0,1527065.story

Yemenia’s A310-304 7O-ADJ crashes into sea

 

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

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

Yemenia (Yemen Airways) (Sana’a) lost its Airbus A310-304 7O-ADJ (msn 535) this morning with 142 passengers and 11 crew on board. The jetliner was flying flight IY 626 between Sana’a and Moroni (Comoros Islands) in the Indian Ocean. The aircraft crashed into the sea near Mitsamiodi (Comoros) while on approach to Moroni. Rescue ships and aircraft are searching for any possible survivors. One child has already been rescued.

News link:

news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090630/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_yemen_plane_crash

Strategic Airlines to acquire OzJet Airlines

Strategic Airlines (Brisbane) announced it intends to acquire grounded and defunct OzJet Airlines formerly owned by HeavyLift Cargo Airlines.  This will allow Strategic Airlines to gain an AOC from Australia. Therefore Strategic Airlines will be formerly OzJet Airlines.

Here is the statement from Strategic Airlines:

Strategic announced today (June 29, 2009) the purchase of OzJet Airlines from administration.

Strategic gained the support of OzJet staff and creditors on Wednesday last week, to purchase the company.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the purchase of OzJet Airlines. It is a great outcome when you are able to not only ensure the payment of entitlements to staff, but also retain some of the existing employee base for future company operations. We are also thankful to the creditors who have supported our efforts in negotiation over the last few weeks” said Mr Michael James, Executive Director of Strategic. It is intended that the change in ownership will have very little impact on the existing operations of the airline. Strategic looks forward to introducing an Airbus A320 aircraft to the Perth market on the Derby route by the end of September, in place of the currently chartered Fokker 100 (F.28 Mk.0100).

JAL unveils its fourth Oneworld logojet

 

Boeing 777-346 ER JA732J (msn 32430) was painted this month and is pictured in action at London (Heathrow).  Copyright Photo: Allan Huse.

Boeing 777-346 ER JA732J (msn 32430) was painted this month and is pictured in action at London (Heathrow). Copyright Photo: Allan Huse.

JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo-Haneda) has introduced its fourth Oneworld Alliance logojet.