Air Lease Corporation has announced the long term lease of one Boeing 737-700 jet aircraft (msn 33015) to Airzena Georgian Airways (Tbilisi, Georgia). The aircraft is scheduled for delivery in October, 2013.
Airzena Georgian Airways is the designated national airline of Georgia, operating extensive scheduled services to many destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Russia, with Boeing 737s and CRJ regional jets.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. The carrier already operates the type but the new addition will replace an older Boeing 737-500. Boeing 737-790 WL 4L-TGM (msn 33012) taxies at Amsterdam.
Georgian Airways (Airzena) (Tbilisi) has won a three-month extension to operate charter flights between Tbilisi and Moscow until late 2011. Air service between the two countries resumed earlier this year.
The resumption follows the 2008 South Ossetia War or Russo-Georgian War. This short war was an armed conflict in August 2008 between Georgia and Russia and separatist governments of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Georgian Airways’ (Airzena Georgian Airways) (Tbilisi) Bombardier CRJ100 (CL-600-2B19) 4L-GAE (msn 7070) while operating for the United Nations (UN) as flight A9 834 from Kisangani to Kinshasa (N’Djili) in the Democratic Republic of Congo with 29 passengers and four crew, crashed while attempting to land in bad weather at Kinshasa (N’Djili) on April 4. The airliner missed the runway and came to a stop off the runway. Only one person survived with serious injuries. The aircraft was destroyed.
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