Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year 2010

Happy New Year

We would like to wish all of our staff photographers, contributors and readers of the Airliners Gallery blogs and our our photo library our very best wishes for a safe and successful 2010.

Bruce Drum


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Copyright Photo: Ariel Shocron.

Kiunga Aviation Cessna 185E P2-MJL crashes in Papua New Guinea, six passengers killed

Kiunga Aviation (Lae) Cessna 185E P2-MJL (msn 01947) crashed yesterday (December 30) in Marobe Province. Six passengers were killed in the accident.

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Jetstar Airways and AirAsia to announce a strategic alliance on January 6

Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of QANTAS Airways) (Melbourne) and AirAsia ( (Malaysia) (Kuala Lumpur) are expected to announce a new strategic alliance on January 6. The two groups have been discussing how they can cooperate for the past year.

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Qatar Airways takes delivery of 4 aircraft in December, the fleet expands to 76 aircraft

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Qatar Airways (Doha) is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, taking delivery of four aircraft in December alone. The carrier has another 220 aircraft on order including firm orders and options. QR now operates eight Boeing 777-300 ERs and five 777-200 LRs. The total fleet is now 76 aircraft with 11 received in 2009.

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Pacific Blue to add Auckland-Cairns starting on March 23

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Pacific Blue Airlines (Christchurch) will take on Air New Zealand and add twice-weekly service between Auckland and Cairns starting on March 23, 2010.

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Royal Brunei Airlines to lease three Boeing 777-300 ER from Jet Airways

Royal Brunei Airlines (Bandar Seri Begawan) will lease three Boeing 777-300 ERs from Jet Airways after Jet received Mumbai High Court approval for the lease (Jet is required to receive court approval for each transaction).

Air France and El Al airplanes nearly collide over Belgrade

Air France (Paris) and El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) aircraft nearly collided over Belgrade according to this published report.

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