Monthly Archives: September 2009

Government is ready to support JAL to survive

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo-Haneda) is coming under increased pressure to remain totally under Japanese ownership rather than having a foreign investor. The Japanese government is ready to support the ailing flag carrier and believes JAL can revive on its own.

News link:

www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idCNT5526720090930?rpc=44

Air India’s pilots end strike, returning to normal

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Air India’s (Mumbai) executive pilots have ended their strike and have started returning to work today.

News link:

www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/sectorsaviation/Air-India-pilots-back-to-work-flights-to-normalise-by-night/Article1-459635.aspx

Oromia Airways is formed in Ethiopia

Oromia Airways (Addis Ababa) is a new airline formed in Ethiopian by an Ethiopian singer of Oromo music (hence the name) and two Ethiopian businessmen. The new airline plans to commence domestic and international operations before the end of the year.

News link:

www.jimmatimes.com/article/Latest_News/Latest_News/

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Kenya Airways considers 6-9 A330-200s

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton.  Kenya Airways has been a loyal Boeing customer but some leases will soon be expiring.  Please click on photo for more photos.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Kenya Airways has been a loyal Boeing customer but some leases will soon be expiring. Please click on photo for more photos.

Kenya Airways (Nairobi) is considering acquiring between six and nine Airbus A330-200s due to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner delays.

News link:

www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idAFLT14698720090929?rpc=44

South African surprises with $53.4 m profit

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Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

South African Airways (Johannesburg) reported a net profit of $53.4 million for its fiscal year. The company is also planning to lease six Airbus A330-200s to replace its A340-200s.

Jat Airways cancels all flights today

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Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Jat Airways (Belgrade) was forced to cancel all flights today due to a strike of Jat Tehnika employees.

News link:

www.b92.net//eng/news/business-article.php?yyyy=2009&mm=09&dd=30&nav_id=62048

TUI Travel cancels 10 787 Dreamliners

TUI Travel (London) has canceled an order for 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. However the group which includes Thomson Airways still retains orders for 13 Dreamliners.

News link:

www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idCNLT47414520090929?rpc=44

British launches London City-New York JFK

British Airways and its partners seem to be dominating the small LCY airport.  Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord.

British Airways and its partners seem to be dominating the small LCY airport. Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord.

British Airways (London) yesterday (September 29) launched its historic London (City) to New York (JFK) flights via a refueling stop at Shannon. BA is using the historic BA 001 to BA 004 flight numbers previously used by the Concorde.

VARIG to add Aruba on October 4

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi.  Please click on photo for more photos.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Please click on photo for more photos.

VARIG (2nd) (VRG Linhas Aereas) (subsidiary of Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes) (Sao Paulo) will add Aruba and the Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)-Aruba route via Caracas each Sunday effective October 4. The new route will be flown with Boeing 737-800s.

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/GOL-Announces-Scheduled-prnews-2663657487.html?x=0&.v=101