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Loganair increases Isle of Man services

Loganair has announced its Summer 2021 schedule from the Isle of Man – stepping up services on existing routes, restoring routes suspended during the pandemic and adding three completely new ones.

The airline – which has maintained the Isle of Man’s only passenger air services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – is responding to demands from customers keen to plan and book ahead for summer travel, in anticipation of COVID-19 vaccines enabling air travel to take place safely and widely once again.

Services to London Heathrow, which started on December 1, 202 as Loganair’s first permanently scheduled service to the UK’s biggest airport after it secured runway slots for the IOM, will increase to double daily flights from March 28, 2021.

Flights to Manchester will increase to two daily from April 1, 2021 and from July 1, 2021 services to Manchester and Liverpool will have a further increase in flight frequency, with Manchester stepping up to four per day and Liverpool to three per day.

Birmingham services, cancelled last year following the demise of previous operator Flybe, will re-start on April 1, 2021 with a four- times a week service which then increases to daily from  May 22, 2021.    Edinburgh services will re-start with three flights each week from April, building to four from May 25, 2021.

New routes from the Isle of Man are to Southampton, with three fights a week from May 26 – ideal for onward connections to the Channel Islands with Loganair’s partner airline Blue Islands, and for those meeting cruise sailings; to Belfast City four times a week from April 1 increasing to six times weekly from May 24; and a seasonal non-stop service linking the Isle of Man with Jersey, flying every Saturday from May 22 until late September.

Loganair is also planning to increase the numbers of seats available across all routes by introducing larger ATR 72 turboprop aircraft, which can carry up to 70 people per flight.  The airline, now the UK’s largest regional operator, employs pilots and cabin crew based in the Isle of Man, and contracts the maintenance of its aircraft to local company M&A Technical Services, which is based at Ronaldsway Airport.

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Loganair takes over 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has reacted to the closure of Flybe by announcing plans to safeguard UK regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe. The airline will be adding nearly 400 new flights each week and has opened a special recruitment line for former Flybe employees seeking to continuing their aviation careers with Loganair.

The 16 routes – from existing Loganair base airports at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Newcastle – will be launched progressively over the next four months. Flights on the first and largest group of these key air routes will commence as early as Monday, March 16.

The routes are:

Route between Flights commence Lead in fare One-way Outline of Loganair service
Aberdeen & Belfast City 16 March £ 49.99 Daily ERJ service
Aberdeen & Birmingham 16 March £ 57.99 Up to 3 x daily ERJ service
Aberdeen & Jersey 09 May £ 79.99 Saturday ATR72 service
Aberdeen & Manchester 16 March £ 57.99 4 x daily ERJ service

More seats with 4x daily ATR72 service from 1 September

Edinburgh & Cardiff 23 March £ 49.99 Daily ERJ service

More flights with 10 x weekly ERJ from 1 September

Edinburgh & Exeter 23 March £ 54.99 Daily ERJ service (excl Wed)

More seats with daily ATR72 service from 6 July

Edinburgh & Manchester 23 March £ 49.99 Up to 4 x daily ERJ service
Edinburgh & Newquay 20 June £ 69.99 2 x weekly AT7 service
Edinburgh & Southampton 15 June £ 54.99 Up to 4 x daily AT7 service
Glasgow & Exeter 30 March £ 54.99 Daily ERJ service

More seats with daily ATR72 service from 6 July

Glasgow & Southampton 30 March £ 54.99 3 x daily ERJ service

More flights & seats with 4 x daily ATR72 service from 6 July

Inverness & Belfast City 23 March £ 49.99 Daily Saab 340 service
Inverness & Birmingham 16 March £ 54.99 4 x weekly ERJ service

More flights with daily ERJ service from 23 March

Inverness & Jersey 30 May £ 79.99 Saturday ATR72 service
Newcastle & Exeter 6 July £ 54.99 Daily ERJ service
Newcastle & Southampton 23 March £ 54.99 3 x daily ERJ service

[Aircraft – ERJ is an Embraer Regional Jet with 49 or 37 seats; AT7 is an ATR72 with 70 seats; SF3 is a Saab 340 with 33 seats.]

Loganair’s Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles said:

“The collapse of a long-standing airline like Flybe marks a desperately sad day, especially for the airline’s dedicated team of employees and for customers facing disruption to their journeys. By stepping in quickly with a comprehensive plan, Loganair is aiming to maintain essential air connectivity within the UK regions to keep customers flying, and to offer new employment to former Flybe staff members who are facing an uncertain future today.”

Customers formerly booked on Flybe services on the same routes will need to make new bookings at, and obtain a refund via their payment card provider for tickets booked with Flybe. In common with all other airlines, Loganair has no access to Flybe systems or customer data to be able to facilitate re-bookings.

Loganair has partnership arrangements with several international airlines including Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines. Customers who held a Flybe booking including onward travel with one of these airlines, or as part of a package holiday, should contact the travel agent or airline with whom the booking was made to arrange for re-booking onto the new Loganair flights on equivalent routes.

The addition of 16 former Flybe routes to Loganair’s network will see the airline operate up to 400 new services each week, cementing its position as the UK’s fourth largest airline by volume of flights. Additional 70-seat ATR 72 turboprop aircraft will join Loganair’s fleet over the coming weeks to service the new routes, alongside the existing 44-strong fleet of turboprop and Embraer Regional Jet aircraft. The ATR aircraft have the lowest carbon emissions per passenger of any regional aircraft.

Loganair will be recruiting for additional pilots, cabin crew and engineers to be based at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle airports to support the expansion. It is expected that over 100 new positions will be created across the four locations, and Loganair will be prioritising applications from former Flybe staff for all of these roles. There will also be a small number of new head office support roles.

The safeguarding of these routes by Loganair will also help former Flybe ground handling agents and airport operators at locations such as Southampton and Exeter to preserve employment in their businesses.

Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles concluded:

“The plan represents the outcome of several weeks of behind-the-scenes contingency planning work, during which we’ve evaluated many routes and aircraft. It’s critical to the continued success of our own airline that we refrain from over-expansion, and that our growth can be delivered within our operational and financial means. I am confident that the plans being announced today are robust and sustainable, enabling former Flybe customers to benefit from Loganair’s high standards of customer service and on-time performance on a range of new routes, with a strong emphasis on those to and from our Scottish heartlands.”

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NAC delivers a ATR 72-500F to Loganair

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has confirmed that it has delivered one ATR 72-500, msn 570, to Loganair on lease. 

Prior to delivery, the aircraft has been converted to freighter configuration by NAC, providing Loganair with a 75m3 cubic capacity / 7.5t payload aircraft to operate on behalf of one of its major customers. This represents the first ATR aircraft to join Loganair’s fleet.

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The story of Loganair’s “Spirit of Sandy”:

By Jonathan Hinkles.

It was a flat calm day in Kirkwall – one of the most magical places in the world on such days – and so I could clearly hear the chatter between the two customers behind me as we all walked towards one of Loganair’s Saab 340s bound for Glasgow.

“Aye, they’ve not spelled that right.”

“No – you’d think they’d know better after all these years they’ve flown tae Orkney.”

I looked around uneasily to see what might have prompted this terribly un-Orcadian expression of opprobrium.  Had we committed some cardinal sin in the painting of our aircraft like missing the “f” out of Cathay Pacific?   Thankfully not.  I saw where my fellow passengers were pointing, and suddenly twigged.

Our Saab 340 aircraft are all named after the destinations to which we fly – so you could be boarding the Spirit of Lewis or the Spirit of Islay for your flight.

The one exception – that we were just about to board – is the Spirit of Sandy. Our Orcadian customers clearly thought we’d missed the “a” from the island of Sanday.  [We’ve flown there since 1967, albeit not with our Saab 340 aircraft which I think would be a shock to the islanders and our wonderful pilots alike if we tried.]

Although any of the Loganair team could have set our customers straight, it struck me that we’d never really told the story of the Spirit of Sandy – and so today of all days, I think it’s probably high time that we do.

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On 21 October 2014, we lost one of our most fantastic colleagues, Captain Sandy Torrance. Barely a month earlier, Sandy had gone home early from work – which he loved and where he was equally loved by all his colleagues – complaining of a headache.

It sadly turned out to be an inoperable brain tumour, which took Sandy’s life just five weeks after that shocking diagnosis.

Sandy is fondly remembered by all who flew with him, and had that rare ability to enliven everyone around him.  You simply knew that a working day with Sandy would be a good day, no matter what happened or whatever challenges you would face.

As we were establishing Loganair’s awards programme three years ago, we were struggling to define that distinctive, cheerful and inclusive member of the team whom we wanted to be able to recognise.  Uniquely, for such a potentially divisive topic, we got there very quickly.  The Spirit of Sandy summed it up perfectly.  What better way to name our award – and one of our aircraft too?

It’s thus been our great privilege at each of the three Loganair team awards ceremonies held so far to welcome Theresa, Sandy’s wife, to personally present the Spirit of Sandy award to the recipients – Captain Eddie Watt in 2017, cabin crew member Colin Hough in 2018 and Captain Simon Carroll in 2019.   It’s a high point of the evening for all of us, and I hope and trust it will continue long into the future.

I didn’t have chance to explain all this in Kirkwall to our two customers chatting away behind me without needlessly delaying our departure – something of which Sandy would never have approved.    Yet five years on, I’m delighted that we can keep his legacy alive with our annual award and keep the Spirit of Sandy plying our routes around Scotland (and a bit further beyond, too).  It’s the least we can do, and is a fitting tribute to a much-missed friend and colleague.

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Loganair is expanding, announces six new routes

"Clann Dail Gheal"

Loganair continues to expand its network after unveiling six routes to commence in 2020  -  including new destinations and additional connections linking airports across its extensive route map.

The airline has announced:

  • Glasgow to Cardiff – the first time it has connected the two cities
  • Aberdeen to Haugesund  – its first route from the Northern Norwegian airport and third from Norway
  • Aberdeen to East Midlands – growing its presence at both airports after being welcomed as East Midland’s newest operator last week
  • Aberdeen to Brussels – an optimised schedule via Newcastle to significantly reduce journey times compared to current travel options
  • Newcastle to Bergen – the airline’s fourth service from the North East airport and third from Bergen
  • Newcastle to Guernsey – a summer seasonal service to the popular Channel Island destination

The developments are the latest phase of the Scottish airline’s ‘Where next?’ program, expanding its route map both within the UK and across northern and mainland Europe – introducing 19  routes since the beginning of 2019 – now ranking as the UK’s 5th largest airline by number of flights operated.

Loganair now operates to a total of 36 destinations in seven countries, which includes more domestic options than any other carrier.  However, its extended network spans the globe through a broad-reaching selection of codeshare and interline arrangements with some the industry’s biggest airlines – recently adding Norwegian regional carrier, Wideroe alongside Emirates, Qatar, British Airways, KLM, Air France and Turkish Airlines.

All of the services will be operated by Embraer 145 or 135 jets, part of Loganair’s overall fleet of 45 aircraft, and will be year-round, with the exception of the seasonal summer link between Newcastle and Guernsey.

The new services from Aberdeen to Haugesund and East Midlands, as well as Newcastle to Bergen will each link regions with notable energy, oil and gas or maritime sectors – combined with the Norwegian cities strong leisure offering.

Glasgow to Cardiff is a popular business service connecting Scotland and Wales, which should also be frequented by leisure customers on long weekends or extended breaks, while Newcastle’s link with Guernsey is a Saturday service for weeklong summer holidays in the beautiful channel island.

Loganair will provide daily services to Cardiff with the remaining year-round schedules operating six days per week, excluding Saturdays.

With a long history serving the oil and gas sector, Loganair offers customers holding Vantage Cards or valid offshore ID’s extra flexibility from the airline to help with changes in shifts patterns or weather that impacts upon connecting helicopter flights.

Lead in fares and start dates for each route are detailed below:

  • Glasgow to Cardiff operated by a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft will commence on February 27 with lead in fares starting at £44.99
  • Aberdeen to Haugesund operated by a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft will commence on February 24 with lead in fares starting at £89.99 / NOK 990
  • Aberdeen to East Midlands operated by a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft will commence on February 24 with lead in fares starting at £54.99
  • Aberdeen to Brussels via Newcastle operated by a 37-seat Embraer 135 jet aircraft will commence on October 28 with lead in fares starting at £89.99 / €100
  • Newcastle to Bergen operated by a 37-seat Embraer 135 jet aircraft will commence on April 26 with lead in fares starting at £89.99 / 929 NOK
  • Newcastle to Guernsey operated by a 37-seat Embraer 135 jet aircraft will commence on May 23 with lead in fares starting at £74.99

Top Copyright Photo: Loganair Embraer ERJ 145EP (EMB-145EP) G-SAJS (msn 145390) GLA (Robbie Shaw). Image: 947541.

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Carlisle now has airline service again after over 25 years

"Spirit of Lewis"

Carlisle Lake District Airport is once again a commercial airline passenger service airport.

The airport launched commercial and business services from Carlisle for the first time in more than 25 years with Loganair on Thursday, July 4.

Above Photo: Michael Kelly. SAAB 340B ES-NSD (msn 171) “Spirit of Carlisle” is pictured at Dublin heading back to Carlisle.  It is leased from Estonian operator NyxAir.

Flights now connect Carlisle and the Lake District, which attracts 45 million visitors per year, with the South East of England (London Southend Airport), Northern Ireland (Belfast City Airport) and the Republic of Ireland (Dublin Airport) from Thursday July 4 thanks to Carlisle Lake District Airport’s partnership with Loganair, Scotland’s Airline.

Carlisle Lake District Airport is the gateway to the Lake District National Park, the Pennines, South West Scotland and Border regions, located just six miles east of Carlisle City and the M6 (J43 or J44).

From Southend, Loganair has also commenced flights to Aberdeen and Glasgow in Scotland generally using Embraer 145s and the occasional SAAB 2000 and Embraer 135s.

Top Copyright Photo: G-LGNA “Spirit of Lewis” is seen at Southend, a new destination of the carrier. Loganair SAAB 340B G-LGNA (msn 199) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 946946.

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Loganair to launch routes between East Midlands, Brussels and Inverness

First Embraer in the new livery

Loganair has announced it will commence scheduled services from East Midlands Airport, introducing two new routes to Brussels and Inverness, this autumn.

Starting on September 2, 2019 the airline will begin an early morning and afternoon rotation to Brussels between Monday and Thursday as well as afternoon services on Friday and Sunday. It will also provide six flights per week between East Midlands and Inverness, in the North East of Scotland.

Operated by Embraer jet aircraft and with a flight-time of only 1 hour and ten minutes, the airlink will offer a convenient gateway to Belgium’s capital city – which is also a centre onward rail travel to a wide range of European cities. A popular  destination for business passengers, the timetable has been created to enable a full day’s business on the continent, departing at 06:50 before returning to the UK via a well-timed 19:00 service.

Meanwhile the journey to Inverness takes one hour and 35 minutes, setting off at midday before returning to England at 14:00.

Previously operated by flybmi, services between Brussels and East Midlands ceased on February 16.

Loganair currently operates freight services from East Midlands Airport but this announcement marks the first time it has provided passengers flights from the region.

Top Copyright Photo: Loganair Embraer ERJ 135LR (EMB-135LR) G-SAJB (msn 145473) DUB (Greenwing). Image: 944080.

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Loganair and Emirates sign a major interline agreement

"Spirit of Benbecula"

Loganair has made this announcement:

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Loganair and Emirates have signed a major interline agreement which opens up the Dubai carrier’s global destination network to Loganair’s passengers.

The partnership enables customers from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands to travel via Glasgow and Edinburgh with their luggage on one ticket to Emirates network of 155 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world.

Passengers have the added advantages of being protected should their connecting flights be disrupted while also saving on an APD charge of £78.

The agreement will see some of Scotland’s smallest and most remote airports displayed on Emirate’s online booking system between many of the world’s biggest cities.

It is the latest addition to Loganair’s “Better Connected” programme, which provides the Scottish airline’s key destinations with a wide range of easy to access international connections.

Carriers including Turkish Airlines, Air France, Dutch giants KLM, Emirates and Thomas Cook Airlines have already signed up to the ‘Better Connected’ initiative.

Loganair passengers can now travel with these airlines on a through-ticket where flights connect at Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness, Manchester and Norwich.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Loganair): Loganair SAAB 340B G-LGNJ (msn 173) GLA (Robbie Shaw). Image: 940890.

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easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to seven airports and adds new connections airline partners

easyJet has announced that it is extending its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections platform to Berlin Tegel, Venice Marco Polo, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly and Edinburgh airports. This means that, combined with the connections already announced through London Gatwick and Milan Malpensa, over half of the airline’s flights – and 53 million easyJet customers a year – will be able to connect to airline partner services and other easyJet flights in a single booking through easyJet’s digital booking portal.

easyJet has also brought new connecting airlines onto the ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ booking platform and has also announced partnerships with Thomas Cook Airlines at Gatwick meaning easyJet customers can now travel as far as the Caribbean or to the USA, Africa and the Indian Ocean with La Compagnie and Corsair who will both fly from Paris Orly.

easyJet’s existing relationship with WestJet and Norwegian will enable the airlines to offer long haul connectivity at more of Europe’s biggest hub airports – Norwegian will extend connecting services from Paris Charles De Gaulle and Paris Orly in the coming weeks, from Amsterdam Schiphol in the summer when the airline launches its service to New York from the Dutch capital and also from Edinburgh. Meanwhile easyJet’s existing relationship with Loganair will allow easyJet customers to connect to the highlands and Islands via Edinburgh.

Worldwide by easyJet

Airport                           Go live date           Partners

Gatwick                                 September 2017       Norwegian, Thomas Cook Airlines,

WestJet, Aurigny

Venice                                    Mid-April 2018           To be announced

Paris CDG                              Spring 2018               Norwegian

Paris Orly                               Spring 2018               Corsair, La Compagnie, Norwegian

Milan Malpensa                     Spring 2018               Neos, Norwegian

Berlin Tegel                           Summer 2018            To be announced

Amsterdam Schiphol          Summer 2018            Norwegian

Edinburgh                              tbc 2018                     Loganair, Norwegian

Inverness                               tbc 2018                     Loganair 

Worldwide by easyJet explained

‘Worldwide by easyJet’ is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline. Legacy airlines have traditionally offered connectivity through costly and complex interline and codeshare agreements and procedures.  With Worldwide by easyJet these will be replicated by self-connect and sales partnerships through a digital, virtual hub which will offer the same sort of connectivity but more simply and efficiently.

easyJet has leadership positions at more of Europe’s major airports and flies on more of Europe’s 100 largest routes than any other airline which makes it the most attractive European short haul airline partner. The introduction of this disruptive product opens up new 70m market segment for easyJet.

All of this connectivity has been enabled by technology partner Dohop whose innovative platform allows easyJet customers to book connections and forward flights on  Worldwide by easyJet will also allow easyJet passengers to connect with other easyJet flights through partner airports.

Worldwide by easyJet does not impact easyJet’s punctuality, its asset utilisation or operating model. The airline will not hold flights for connecting passengers. Worldwide by easyJet is subject to a 2 hour 30 minute ‘Minimum Connection Time’, which will give customers plenty of time to transfer between flights and/or terminals. Should a passenger miss a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available flight.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZDA (msn 3413) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 926668.

easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZDA (msn 3413) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 926668.


Loganair to add new routes from the Carlisle Lake District

Loganair SAAB 340B G-LGNJ (msn 173) GLA (Robbie Shaw). Image: 940889.

Carlisle Lake District Airport (CLDA) has unveiled Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, as its airline partner with flights to George Best Belfast City Airport, Dublin Airport and London Southend Airport.

The six times weekly service to Belfast City Airport, which will commence on June 4, 2018, will connect passengers to Cumbria and the Lake District, which receive 45 million visitors per year.

The airline will be operating this route as a partner of the Stobart Group.

The first flight from Carlisle Lake District Airport will arrive in Belfast on June 4 with the following week seeing the launch of Flybe’s four times weekly service to Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Belfast City.

In other news, Loganair is launching a Glasgow to Derry air service after the recent Ryanair announcement to discontinue the route.

The regional carrier, which has a long history of operating between the two cities, will commence the link on Sunday, October 28 – the day after Ryanair’s service ceases.

Operating five days per week, Loganair will utilise a 33-seat SAAB 340 aircraft on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a larger, 50-capacity SAAB 2000 aircraft used for Sunday evening services.

Services will depart Glasgow at 10.55 am on Mondays and Saturdays, arriving in Derry 50 minutes later at 11.45 am. The return trip from Derry will take to the skies at 12.15 pm.

The Thursday, Friday and Sunday services leave Glasgow at 6.55 pm, with return flights leaving Northern Ireland’s second largest city at 8.15 pm.

Loganair first served Derry in April 1979, becoming the first airline to operate to City of Derry Airport at the time.


Derry becomes Loganair’s 12th destination from Glasgow, the home base for Scotland’s Airline.   Loganair has added Guernsey and Donegal to its Glasgow network this year and will also resume nonstop flights in May from Glasgow to Bergen in Norway for a second summer season.

Copyright Photo: Loganair SAAB 340B G-LGNJ (msn 173) GLA (Robbie Shaw). Image: 940889.

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Airlines and airline brands we lost in 2017

Note – Our list also includes name changes and ownership changes.

Adria Swizterland (Darwin Airline) – Ceased operations on November 28, 2017 and was declared to be insolvent on December 12, 2017 and was liquidated.

Darwin Airline is now operating as Adria Switzerland

Copyright Photo Above: Adria Switzerland SAAB 2000 HB-IYD (msn 059) (Etihad Regional colors) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 939524.

Aeropostal (Alas de Venezuela) – The long-time airline of Venezuela ceased all operations on September 24, 2017 due to the on-going financial situation in the country.

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2010

Above Copyright Photo: Aeropostal (Venezuela) McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51 YV137T (msn 47771) CCS (Orlando Jose Suarez). Image: 905671.

Air Carnival – The short-lived Indian carrier shut its doors and ceased operations with its single ATR 72-500 on April 5, 2017.

Air Carnival (India) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) M-IBAI (VT-CMA) (msn 767) (Air Carnival). Image: 940401.

Above Photo: Air Carnival (India) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) M-IBAI (VT-CMA) (msn 767) (Air Carnival). Image: 940401.

Air Costa – The Indian airline suspended operations on February 28, 2017.

Photo Above: Air Costa.

Air India Regional – Reverted back to its original name of Alliance Air in March 2017. The airline continues operations under the Alliance Air (Air India) brand.

Second ATR 72-600 for Air India Regional

Above Copyright Photo: Air India Regional ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) F-WWEZ (VT-AIT) (msn 1226) TLS (Olivier Gregoire). Image: (26253.

Airberlin (Air Berlin) – AB filed for insolvency on August 15, 2017 and ceased all operations on October 27, 2017 after Etihad Airways announced it would no longer financially support the carrier. AB was the second largest scheduled passenger airline in Germany.

Airberlin ( Airbus A330-322 D-AERQ (msn 127) JFK (Ken Petersen). Image: 900466.

Above Copyright Photo: Airberlin ( Airbus A330-322 D-AERQ (msn 127) JFK (Ken Petersen). Image: 900466.

Belair (Airberlin) – Belair, like Airberlin, shut down and ceased all operations on October 28, 2017.

Leased from Airberlin on May 12, 2017

Above Copyright Photo: Airberlin ( (Belair Airlines) Airbus A321-211 WL HB-JOV (msn 6629) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 938111.

Bluebird Cargo – Became Bluebird Nordic in 2017 as a brand and name change only.

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2001

Above Copyright Photo: Bluebird Cargo Boeing 737-36E (F) TF-BBF (msn 25264) CDG (Christian Volpati). Image: 913697.

Borajet Airlines – Suspended operations on April 24, 2017. The carrier has hopes to return in 2018 but its aircraft were seized.

Borajet Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) TC-YAU (msn 19000088) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 935050.

Above Copyright Photo: Borajet Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) TC-YAU (msn 19000088) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 935050.

Eastern Air Lines (2nd) – The second version using the famous name had its AOC cancelled. The last revenue flight was operated on September 14, 2017 although one Boeing 737-800 (N277EA) operated by Swift Air still carries Eastern titles.

Named "Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker"

Above Copyright Photo: Eastern Air Lines (2nd) Boeing 737-8AL WL N276EA (msn 35070) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403415.

Etihad Regional (Darwin Airline) – Became Adria Swizterland in July 2017 when Etihad Airways withdrew its financial support.

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2014

Above Copyright Photo: Etihad Regional-Darwin Airline ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) HB-ACB (msn 662) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 922532.

Florida West International Airways (2nd) – The AOC was cancelled. Operations ended on February 28, 2017 as parent Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings decided to consolidate operations under the ATI banner.

Florida West International Airways (2nd) Boeing 767-346F ER N422LA (msn 35818) MIA (Brian McDonough). Image: 905972.

Above Copyright Photo: Florida West International Airways (2nd) Boeing 767-346F ER N422LA (msn 35818) MIA (Brian McDonough). Image: 905972.

Flugfelag Islands – Air Iceland – Became Air Iceland Connect on May 24, 2017 (name change).

Flugfelag Islands-Air Iceland de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202 Dash 8 (Q200) TF-JMK (msn 446) AEY (Wingnut). Image: 925729.

Above Copyright Photo: Flugfelag Islands-Air Iceland de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202 Dash 8 (Q200) TF-JMK (msn 446) AEY (Wingnut). Image: 925729.

Flybe (Loganair) – The two airlines cancelled their agreement and Loganair reverted back to its own Loganair brand on August 31, 2017. On September 1, 2017 Loganair signed a code share agreement with British Airways.

Flybe-Loganair de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter G-BVVK (msn 666) BRR (Robbie Shaw). Image: 907742.

Above Copyright Photo: Flybe-Loganair de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter G-BVVK (msn 666) BRR (Robbie Shaw). Image: 907742.

GLO AIrlines – Filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on April 24, 2017 and ceased operations on July 15, 2017.

GLO Airlines ( (Corporate Flight Management) SAAB 340B N9CJ (msn 224) LIT (Jason Hamm). Image: 938894.

Above Copyright Photo: GLO Airlines ( (Corporate Flight Management) SAAB 340B N9CJ (msn 224) LIT (Jason Hamm). Image: 938894.

InselAir (Aruba) – InselAir Aruba was declared bankrupt on July 7, 2017 after ceasing operations on June 7, 2017. However InselAir (Curacao) reorganized and downsized and continues to operate in the ABC Islands.

InselAir (Aruba) McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) P4-MDI (msn 49847) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104316.

Above Copyright Photo: InselAir (Aruba) McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) P4-MDI (msn 49847) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104316.

Island Air – The long-time inter-island airline in Hawaii shut down operations on November 10, 2017. The assets are being sold to Hawaiian Airlines for its ‘Ohana by Hawaiian division.

Island Air (Hawaii) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N682WP (msn 4546) HNL (Ivan K. Nishimura). Image: 939613.

Above Copyright Photo: Island Air (Hawaii) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N682WP (msn 4546) HNL (Ivan K. Nishimura). Image: 939613.

Kan Air – The regional carrier in Thailand suspended operations on April 21, 2017.

Photo Above: Kan Air.

LGW (Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter) (Airberlin) – As part of the Airberlin Group, LGW also ceased operations on October 27, 2017. However it has now been purchased by the Lufthansa Group and will continue to operate as a company under the Eurowings brand.

Airberlin ( (LGW) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) D-ABQB (msn 4226) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 928479.

Above Copyright Photo: Airberlin ( (LGW) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) D-ABQB (msn 4226) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 928479.

Mega Maldives Airlines – The airline suspended operations on May 2, 2017. It hopes to restructure.

Mega Maldives' first Boeing 737-800, leased from Travel Service on September 24, 2016

Above Copyright Photo: Mega Maldives Airlines (Mega Global Air) (Travel Service Airlines) Boeing 737-86N SSWL OK-TVT (msn 39394) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 935872.

Monarch Airlines – The long-time British carrier shut down all operations on October 2, 2017.

Summer lease for crew familiarization for upcoming 737 MAX 8s

Above Copyright Photo: Monarch Airlines Boeing 737-82R WL TC-AAY (G-ZBAV) (msn 40874) BHX (Ian Bowley). Image: 937834.

Naft Airlines – Became Karun Airlines in September 2017 (name change).

Naft Airlines Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 EP-MIS (msn 11503) DXB (Paul Denton). Image: 940409.

Above Copyright Photo: Naft Airlines Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 EP-MIS (msn 11503) DXB (Paul Denton). Image: 940409.

Niki Luftfahrt (flyniki) – As part of the Airberlin Group, the Austrian carrier suspended operations on December 13, 2017. However the airline has been acquired by the IAG and will be operating again under Vueling.

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2005

Above Copyright Photo: Niki Luftfahrt ( Embraer ERJ 190-100LR OE-IXG (msn 19000435) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 921621.

Starbow Airlines – Suspended operations on November 25, 2017 after the ATR 72-500 accident. The airline hopes to restore operations.

Starbow Airlines BAe 146-300 9G-SBB (msn E3123) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 908647.

Above Copyright Photo: Starbow Airlines BAe 146-300 9G-SBB (msn E3123) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 908647.

Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) – Operated its last flight on October 27, 2017.

Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) Airbus A320-214 OO-TCH (msn 1929) AMS (Tony Storck). Image: 935351.

Above Copyright Photo: Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) Airbus A320-214 OO-TCH (msn 1929) AMS (Tony Storck). Image: 935351.

Thomson Airways – Officially became TUI Airways (UK) on October 1, 2017 (name change).

Thomson Airways Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL G-FDZW (msn 37254) TFS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 927490.

Above Copyright Photo: Thomson Airways Boeing 737-8K5 SSWL G-FDZW (msn 37254) TFS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 927490.

Tigerair (Singapore) – The Tigerair of Singapore was merged into Scoot on July 25, 2017.

Tigerair (Singapore) Airbus A320-232 WL 9V-TRL (msn 5721) PEN (Rob Finlayson). Image: 925825.

Above Copyright Photo: Tigerair (Singapore) Airbus A320-232 WL 9V-TRL (msn 5721) PEN (Rob Finlayson). Image: 925825.

VECA Airlines – Suspended operations on January 16, 2017.

VECA Airlines of El Salvador suspends operations

Above Copyright Photo: VECA Airlines Airbus A319-132 N1821V (msn 2383) SJO (Andres Meneses). Image: 929694.

VIM Airlines (VIM Avia) – Suspended all operations on October 15, 2017. The AOC was cancelled on November 4, 2017.

New Boeing 777 operator, delivered March 14, 2016, ex N77728/9M-MRF

Above Copyright Photo: VIM Airlines (VIM Avia) Boeing 777-2H6 ER VP-BVA (msn 28413) DME (OSDU). Image: 933003.

Welcome Air – The last revenue flight was operated on December 26, 2017.

Welcome Air Dornier 328-110 OE-GBB (msn 3078) CFU (Antony J. Best). Image: 928724.

Above Copyright Photo: Welcome Air Dornier 328-110 OE-GBB (msn 3078) CFU (Antony J. Best). Image: 928724.

Yangtze River Express – Became Suparna Airlines on July 7, 2017 (name change).

Yangtze River Express Boeing 747-481 (BCF) B-2432 (msn 28283) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 928002.

Above Copyright Photo: Yangtze River Express Boeing 747-481 (BCF) B-2432 (msn 28283) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 928002.

Yemenia (Yemen Airways) – The flag carrier of war-weary Yemen suspended operations on November 6, 2017 due to the on-going civil war and military air strikes. The carrier hopes to operate some flights in the future, war conditions permitting.

Yemenia (Yemen Airways) Airbus A330-243 7O-ADT (msn 632) FRA (Pascal Simon). Image: 904599.

Above Copyright Photo: Yemenia (Yemen Airways) Airbus A330-243 7O-ADT (msn 632) FRA (Pascal Simon). Image: 904599.