Category Archives: Air Nostrum

Air Nostrum promotes the Cies Islands

Promoting the "Islas Cies"

Air Nostrum has painted one of its Bombardier CRJ1000 (EC-MNQ) in a Cies Islands promotional special livery.

The Cíes Islands are an archipelago off the coast of Pontevedra, in the region  of Galicia (Western Spain) in the mouth of the Ria de Vigo.

They belong to the municipality of Vigo. They were declared a Natural Reserve in 1980 and are included in the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park.

Javier Rodriguez reporting from Spain.

Copyright Photo: Air Nostrum-Iberia Regional Bombardier CRJ1000 (CL-600-2E25) EC-MNQ (msn 19051) (Islas Cies) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 939314.


Iberia resumes summer services to Croatia

Iberia (Madrid) resumed its summer services to Croatia on June 9 with a Madrid-Dubrovnik flight, which will operate Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until September 29.

Flights to the Croatian capital of Zagreb, will be resumed on Saturday, June 14. Airbus A320-family aircraft with 172 seats will be used on the Saturday and Sunday return flights from Madrid.

On July 19 Iberia’s franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum will resume thrice-weekly services to the Croatian city of Split, flying Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until August 30.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/ Iberia’s Airbus A321-213 EC-JGS (msn 2472) in the new look taxies at the Madrid hub.

Video: Repainting an Airbus:

Iberia: AG Slide Show



Air Nostrum accepts its 75th airliner built by Bombardier

Air Nostrum (Valencia) on February 2 took delivery of its latest Bombardier CRJ1000 (EC-LPN), its 75th airliner built by the Canadian manufacturer.

CRJ900 (CL-600-2E25) EC-LPN (msn 19022) becomes the 75th Bombardier delivery. The company has now taken delivery of nine CRJ1000s, 11 CRJ900s, 35 CRJ200s and 19 DHC-8-300 (Q300) turboprops.

Copyright Photo: Michael Stappen.

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Air Nostrum to cut its fleet, salaries and also move its headquarters

Air Nostrum (Líneas Aéreas del Mediterráneo, S.A.) (Iberia Regional) (Valencia) has announced that it will retire 15 aircraft from service (CRJ200s?). The struggling company also plans a 10% reduction in salaries and will move its Valencia Headquarter to Bilbao, in the Basque Country in northern Spain.

Copyright Photo: Ariel Shocron. Please click on the photo for additional information.

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Air Nostrum to add the Madrid-Manchester route on October 31

Air Nostrum (Iberia Regional) (Valencia) will add the Madrid-Manchester route starting on October 31 according to Airline Route. The new route will be operated with the new Bombardier CRJ1000.

Copyright Photo: Lucio Alfieri. Please click on the photo for additional information on the CRJ1000.

Bombardier celebrates the delivery of the first two CRJ1000s to Air Nostrum and Brit Air

Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal and Toronto) on December 14 showcased the first two CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets destined for its launch customers, Air Nostrum (Valencia) and Brit Air (Morlaix) in a special ceremony at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility, where the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft are assembled.

Air Nostrum’s first CRJ1000, officially designated as the CL-600-2E25, is registered as EC-LJR (msn 19002).

Brit Air’s first CRJ1000 is registered as F-HMLA (msn 19004) and will soon enter revenue service on the Lyon-Rome route.

Bombardier launched the CRJ1000 on February 19, 2007. It was previously designated as CRJ900X, as it is a stretched CRJ900, with up to 100 seats. The CRJ1000 competes against the Embraer ERJ 190.

MyAir had also ordered 15 CRJ900Xs that were converted to the CRJ1000, but the airline went bankrupt on July 24, 2009.

The CRJ1000 successfully completed its first flight in 2008. Bombardier, however, stated that the introduction into service had been delayed until the first quarter of 2010.

The variant completed its first production flight on July 28, 2009 in Montreal. A month after the first flight, however, a fault in the rudder controls forced the flight-test program to be grounded. The program was not resumed until February 2010.

Bombardier Aerospace announced on November 10, 2010 that its 100-seat CRJ1000 was awarded an Aircraft Type Certificates from Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) clearing the way for deliveries to begin.

Air Nostrum to take over eight Iberia routes on November 1

Air Nostrum (Iberia Regional) (Valencia) will fly eight additional routes for Iberia starting on November 1. The new routes from Madrid include Bucharest (weekly), Frankfurt (six times weekly), Marrakech (three times weekly), Munich (four times weekly), Palma de Mallorca (all flights), Tangier (daily), Venice (three times weekly) and Warsaw (weekly).

Copyright Photo: Ariel Shocron. Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) EC-JTU (msn 15079) prepares to land at the MAD hub.