Astraeus' Boeing 737-76N G-STRH (msn 32737) arrives at Rome (Fiumicino) from Manchester with Manchester United fans for the match with Barcelona. Copyright Photo: Aldo Bidini.
Trawel Fly (Bergamo-Orio al Serio) is a new airline operating from the Milan area (Bergamo and Malpensa) and Verona to holiday destinations such as Olbia, Cagliari, Naples, Catania, Crotone, Crete and Rhodes. Operations commenced on May 30 with a charter flight from Bergamo to Olbia with a leased Astraeus Boeing 737-76N G-STRH (msn 32737) painted in full red, green and white colors of Trawel Fly. Scheduled operations began on June 6 with a Bergamo-Crotone roundtrip. The company also employs SmartLynx Airlines to operate the Milan (Malpensa)-Crotone route and Seagle Air to operate the Verona-Crotone route.
Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) on Thursday (March 26) returned to the European Union after 19 years. The airline scheduled a weekly Baghdad-Athens-Stockholm (Arlanda) flight. However the flight was actually operated by Seagle Air’s Boeing 737-33A OM-HLB (msn 25011). The flag carrier was banned by an international embargo after Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. The company plans to add scheduled flights to Germany as well as to Bahrain, Doha and destinations in India.