Garuda Indonesia Airways (Jakarta) took possession of new Boeing 737-8U3 PK-GFM (msn 39920) on January 14, 2011. The new airliner is painted in a retrojet color scheme.
The airline was established as Indonesian Airways on January 26, 1949. The first aircraft was a Douglas DC-3 named Seulawah (Acehnese: “Gold Mountain”). Ironically the first route was outside of Indonesia from Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Rangoon (now Yangon). The DC-3 could not fly direct to Indonesia at the time because the Dutch colony was still not independent.
Copyright Photo: M. Radzi Desa. PK-GFM prepares to land at Jakarta (Soekamo-Hatta) on January 29. This color scheme was introduced in 1961 when the first new Lockheed 188C Electras were delivered. The titles in this era were written as “Garuda Indonesian Airways”.
Singapore Airlines (Singapore) recorded a fiscal third quarter profit of $225 million (USD) for the quarter ending on December 31.
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ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) reported a net profit of $457 million for the fiscal first nine months of 2010 ending on December 31, 2010.
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Skyways (Skyways Express) (Sweden) (Linkoping and Stockholm Arlanda) will add six new destinations in Scandinavia and northern Europe on March 28, 2011. This will increase its route network by 50%. The new destinations are Brussels, Berlin, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Sundsvall.
Skyways will launch three departures per day from Stockholm Arlanda to Bergen, two departures per day from Stockholm Arlanda to Stavanger and one departure per day from Stockholm Arlanda to Trondheim. These flights will be operated with 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets.
Skyways will launch daily flights from Jönköping to Brussels in the morning and evening. There will also be a daily flight from Jönköping to Berlin with a departure before noon. These flights will also be operated with Embraer ERJ 145s.
Skyways will return to Sundsvall from March 28 with a new route from Stockholm Arlanda to Sundsvall Härnösand Airport. Initially this route will be operated with 50-seat Fokker 50s.
In Halmstad Skyways will launch new Embraer ERJ 145 service for an additional morning flight between Halmstad and Stockholm Arlanda.
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Air Southwest (Plymouth) will operate the last flight today from Plymouth and Newquay to London (Gatwick). New owner Eastern Airways ordered the closure.
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HeavyLift Cargo Airlines (Sydney and Brisbane) has added its first Boeing 737-400 freighter.
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Ryanair (Dublin) is now the promotional airline for Comunitat Valencia, replacing hometown Air Nostrum (Valencia) after more than 10 years.
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EgyptAir (Cairo) suspended its flights from Cairo yesterday, while other airlines scrambled to modify their schedules to meet a government-imposed curfew. Many airlines have cancelled all flights. The on-going street protests are presenting President Hosni Mubarak’s government with its biggest challenge.
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Southwest Airlines’ (Dallas) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $.0045 per share to Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 3, 2011 on all shares then issued and outstanding. The 138th consecutive dividend will be paid on March 24, 2011.
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Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) yesterday suspended all flights to Egypt due to the civil violence. The company issued the following statement:
“Civil unrest may impact travel to, from, or through Cairo, Egypt. Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute info about your flight plans, or get updates sent directly to your wireless device or email with Delta Messenger.”
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