Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 737-852 WL XA-ZAM (msn 35120) (Samsung Galaxy S7 edge) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 934987.
Wasaya Airways has announced the addition of Bombardier Dash 8s to its fleet. Arriving in Thunder Bay , the Canadian built Dash 8 enhances the airline’s fleet servicing Northwest Ontario.
The company has taken delivery of the pictured DHC-8-102 Dash 8 C-GJSV (msn 085).
The airline continued;
The Dash 8 has enhanced short take-off and landing performance on unprepared airstrips making it the ideal aircraft for remote First Nation travel. With jet like comfort, the twin turbine pressurized Dash 8-100 carries 37 guests and can accommodate more cargo.
The Dash 8 will add to Wasaya’s fleet of 18 aircraft including eight (7) Beech 1900’s, four (4) Pilatus PC-12’s, three (3) Hawker 748’s and four (4) Cessna C-208 Caravans. Working with its key aircraft supplier, Wasaya will continue to renew its fleet, adding more Dash 8 aircraft in the coming months.
Now in its 26th year in operation, Wasaya Airways is 100% First Nations owned. Wasaya is the leading provider of air transportation services to more than 25 destinations throughout Northwest Ontario .
Wasaya’s 12 First Nation ownership communities are: Bearskin Lake ; Fort Severn ; Kasabonika Lake; Keewaywin; Kingfisher Lake ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug; Muskrat Dam ; Nibinamik; Pikangikum ; Sandy Lake ; Wapekeka; and Wunnumin Lake. Wasaya serves 25 Northwestern Ontario with 60 daily flights and employs 315 employees, of which over 35% of which are First Nation.
Photo: Wasaya Airways.
Air Austral is getting ready to take delivery of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER (it currently has three) and its second Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Each aircraft, decorated in the unique 2014 livery, which carries an unique photo image of the French island in the Indian Ocean.
Top Copyright Photo: Air Austral Boeing 777-39M ER F-OLRD (msn 61602) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 934972.
Bottom Copyright Photo: Air Austral Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (F-OLRB) (msn 34491) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 934973.
On September 28, 2016 RwandAir took delivery of a new 244-seat Airbus A330-200, named “Ubumwe” (Unity).
The aircraft is the first Airbus A330-200 in East Africa. A second copy will be delivered in November 2016.
The new type is expected to be assigned initially to the Dubai route.
RwandAir is also planning to add new service to Harare, Zimbabwe, Mumbai, India, and Guangzhou, China before expanding to western Europe.
The Rwandair fleet is now nine aircraft.
Copyright Photo: RwandAir Airbus A330-243 F-WWKS (9XR-WN) (msn 1741) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 934076.
Azores Airlines, which is fully owned by Sociedade Açoreana de Transportes Aéreos (SATA), is modernizing its short-haul and trans-Atlantic fleet with the Airbus A321neo and by 2019 with the longer range A321LR. The decision follows a growth strategy to expand into new trans-Atlantic routes.
Azores Airlines (SATA) has been an Airbus customer since 1999 operating seven A310, A320 and A330 Airbus aircrafts across Europe, Canada and North America.
According to Airbus, The A321LR, the latest member of the market leading A320neo Family, will be able to fly longer routes of up to 4,000 nm. The A321LR will provide additional flexibility as it will have the longest range of any single aisle airliner, making it ideally suited to transatlantic routes and enable airlines to tap into new long haul markets which were not previously accessible with current single aisle aircraft. First deliveries will start in 2019.
Orange2fly Airlines (Athens) is a new Greek airline charter company.
Orange2fly is now operating in own its full colors with titles on its first Airbus A320, the pictured SX-ORG (msn 1407) pictured today at Palma de Mallorca. This A320 has been operating on behalf of Aigle Azur during the peak summer season and has now returned to Orange2fly on September 12.
The new airline describes itself:
“orange2fly” Airlines is a brand new Greek airline company, based in Athens, Greece which shall carry out worldwide operations in ACMI and the charter business. The company was established in September 2015 and will operate under a Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, Air Operator Certificate in accordance with the European Aviation Safety Agency Regulation. (EASA)
“orange2fly” Airlines aims at filling a niche section in the air travel and cargo market, ensuring high quality service and customer satisfaction. The company will order initially with an Airbus 320 of 180 Economy seats.
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