Tag Archives: 10 Years

Jetstar Airways celebrates 10 years with a new A320 logo jet

Jetstar A320-200 VH-VGF (10th anniversary) MEL (Jetstar)(LR)

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) on May 25 celebrated its 10th anniversary. The low-cost subsidiary of QANTAS Airways had a special ceremony at its Melbourne hangar to unveil a special orange and white 10th anniversary logo jet scheme on the pictured Airbus A320-232 VH-VGF (msn 4497).

Copyright Photos: Jetstar Airways. The unveiling ceremony at Melbourne. The left side carries #jetstargeneration titles. On the right side the A320 has “low fares forever” titles.

Jetstar A320-200 VH-VGF (14-#jetstargeneration)(Ceremony) MEL (Jetstar)(LR)

Jetstar Airways: AG Slide Show

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RAK Airways is gone, Air Arabia to become the official airline of Ras al-Khaimah

RAK Airways (Ras al-Khaimah) remains grounded as we previously reported and will not return. Air Arabia (Sharjah) will become the official airline of Ras al-Khaimah. The airline signed a strategic partnership today with RAK’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).

Ras al-Khaimah is one of the Persian Gulf Arab sheikdoms and part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its name means “Top of the Tent”. The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE.

Air Arabia today issued this statement:

Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah announced today (February 2) that it has signed a strategic partnership with Air Arabia, enabling the airline to become the Emirate’s designated carrier operating services from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Connecting Ras Al Khaimah to several destinations in the region, the major new collaboration is set to witness a significant increase in the number of destinations accessible to residents of Ras Al Khaimah and neighboring Northern Emirates.

The launch of partnership between the low-cost pioneer and the Department of Civil Aviation, RAK is expected to support Ras Al Khaimah’s standing as an attractive tourist destination, while acting as a key catalyst for the further economic development of the Emirate. The development also means that Air Arabia now becomes the official carrier of Ras Al Khaimah Emirate.

Describing the partnership as a “unique collaboration,” His Excellency Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah said: “Today’s announcement is a natural step in the next stage of Ras Al Khaimah’s aviation development, driven by the Emirate’s steady economy, expanding population, growing industrial activity, and tourism. We are delighted to be entering into a strategic agreement with an extremely successful airline and are confident about the benefits this partnership will bring to the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah.”

He added: “As Ras Al Khaimah continues to position itself as an attractive tourist destination, we are confident that this partnership will help us achieve our long-term goals, benefiting from Air Arabia’s operational track record, impressive network and management expertise.”

Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia said: “Joining hands with DCA, Ras Al Khaimah in this new partnership aims at further developing the aviation industry in the northern Emirates and support Ras Al Khaimah’s ambitious economic plans. The Emirate’s tourism sector is witnessing a strong and steady growth and we are optimistic that this will continue to grow in the years to come.”

Ali continued: “The major collaboration is a true reflection of the strength of the UAE aviation infrastructure and potential growth. Furthermore, we are extremely confident that the launch of Air Arabia’s operations in Ras Al Khaimah Airport will further transform the travel and tourism sectors in the Emirate as well as provide customers with great accessibility and value for money air travel.”

Established in October 2003, Air Arabia PJSC, listed on the Dubai Financial Market, currently operates services to 90 destinations covering the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Indian Subcontinent from three operating hubs in Sharjah, UAE; Alexandria, Egypt; and Casablanca, Morocco.

The Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah is responsible for operation and regulation of the air transport system in Ras Al Khaimah. The DCA was established in 1974 to support the Emirate’s economic and social development.

Air Arabia 10 Years logo (Air Arabia)

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Air Arabia). Airbus A320-214 A6-ANB (msn 4524) with special “10 Years” logo celebrating its 10th Anniversary arrives back at the Sharjah hub.

Air Arabia (Sharjah): AG Slide Show

Air Arabia (Sharjah) logo

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Air Arabia 2.2014 Route Map

Air Arabia (Sharjah) A320 Cockpit (Air Arabia)(LR)

Gol to double its flights at Viracopos-Campinas International Airport

Gol Transportes Aereos (Sao Paulo) has filed a formal request with the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to expand its operations at Viracopos Airport, in Campinas, Brazil. The company expects the six new daily flights (five to Santos Dumont and one to Brasília) will start on September 1, 2013.

Viracopos–Campinas International Airport (VCP/SBKP) is an international airport serving the Campinas, Brazil area northwest of Sao Paulo.

Viracopos-Campinas is also the home of Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi/AirlinersGallery.com. Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-8EH WL PR-GTF (msn 34279) in the special GOL 10 ANOS livery arrives at Sao Paulo (Congonhas).

Gol: AG Slide Show

Map: Yahoo Travel: Viracopos-Campinas International Airport is located in Campinas in the northwest section of the Sao Paulo metropolitan area.

Sao Paulo Airports (Yahoo Travel)

Gol reduces its third quarter net loss to $152.7 million

Gol Linhas Aereas Intelligentes (Gol Transportes Aereos) (Sao Paulo) reduced its third quarter net loss to $152.7 million.

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Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Boeing 737-8EH PR-GTF (msn 34279) in the special 10 Anos (10 Years) color schemes taxies at Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).