Monthly Archives: May 2010

Air Algerie introduces its “Viva L’Algerie” logojet for the World Cup

Copyright Photo: Pepscl. Airbus A330-202 7T-VJW (msn 647) came to Paris (Orly) today (May 31) in this new special color scheme.

Air Algerie (Algiers) has introduced this new “Viva L’Algerie” logojet in preparation for the World Cup in South Africa.

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EasyJet plans to sue over the closed airspace

EasyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) (London-Luton) plans a class action lawsuit for compensation for the closed airspace imposed by Europe’s air safety authorities following a volcanic eruption in April according to this report in Reuters.

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Airbus A319-111 G-EZBG (msn 2946) approaches London (Stansted) for landing.

AeroMexico to add the Mexico City-Bogota route on July 5

AeroMexico (Mexico City) will add the Mexico City-Bogota route on July 5.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Boeing 737-752 XA-AGM (msn 35786) taxies at Toronto (Pearson).

Will the Concorde fly again?

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth. The ill-fated Air France Concorde 101 F-BTSC (msn 203) is pictured on final approach at Basel/Mulhouse on May 27, 1990. Sadly it would crash at Paris (CDG) on July 25, 2007.

The British “Save Concorde Group”, SCG, and the French “Olympus 593” are joining forces in an effort to possibly fly the Concorde again.

The Concorde was retired by both Air France and British Airways seven years ago, but it is hoped the jet could return to flight for air shows.

The group will test the engines at a stored museum Concorde near Paris to determine what will be need to restore the aircraft to flying condition.

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British Airways’ cabin crews begin the second five-day strike

British Airways (London) and its cabin crew members (flight attendants), represented by the Unite union, were unable to reach any accord. As a result the union has begun another five-day strike against the company.

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AirTran Airways starts Wichita-Orlando nonstop flights

AirTran Airways (Orlando) yesterday (May 29) began new nonstop service between Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, KS, and Orlando International Airport. The airline will offer a Saturday nonstop flight between the two cities.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 717-2BD N892AT (msn 55044) prepares for takeoff at Miami.