Monthly Archives: April 2011

Air India is crippled as the pilot’s strike enters the fourth day

Air India (Mumbai) is dealing with a continued strike by its 800 pilots. The strike has now entered the fourth day. AI is concentrating on maintaining service on its main domestic and international routes but the state flag carrier is losing money due to the strike.

Copyright Photo: Yannick Delamarre.

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Atlas Air is approved for military passenger charters

Atlas Air (New York) has now been approved by the Department of Defense (DOD) to operate passenger charter flights for the military with this aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Jeffrey S. DeVore. Please click on the photo for the full details.

Atlas Air Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Finnair loses almost $50 million in the first quarter

Finnair (Helsinki) reported a net loss of $49.6 million in the first quarter and expects a loss in the second quarter.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Norwegian Air Shuttle loses over $55 million in the first quarter

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) reported a net loss of over $55 million in the first quarter due to the rising cost of fuel.

The company transported 3.1 million passengers, 14 percent more than the same quarter last year.

According to the company, seven new Boeing 737-800 aircraft were put into operation during the first quarter of 2011, while, at the same time, smaller and older Boeing 737-300 were phased out. Norwegian has 14 more new 737-800 aircraft now compared to a year ago. Later this year, another eight new aircraft will be delivered to Norwegian from Boeing. As of today, the company has a total of 57 aircraft in the fleet.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Norwegian routes from Oslo (OSL):

Norwegian Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Iberia, AENA and AlgaEnergy unveil a new alga-based biofuel production project at Madrid (Barajas)

Iberia (Madrid) announced a new partnership to produce plant-based biofuels at its Madrid (Barajas) base.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on the photo for additional details.

Monarch Airlines adds “Just Married” stickers to its aircraft

Monarch Airlines (London-Luton) has now added a second sticker to its eight aircraft celebrating the Wills and Kate wedding in the UK. The company overnight added “Just Married” stickers to the aircraft with the previous “Congratulations Wills & Kate” stickered aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Nik French. Please click on the photo for additional details.

Monarch Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Monarch’s routes from London (Gatwick):

Republic Airlines to remove the last six ERJ 170s from the Frontier operation, will now operate 14 ERJ 170s for Delta

Republic Airlines (2nd) (Indianapolis) will remove the last six Embraer ERJ 170s from the Frontier Airlines branded operation by September 30, 2011. Republic will now operate 14 ERJ 170s under the Delta Connection banner by October 1, 2011.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. Please click on the photo for the full details.