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Archipiélagos Servicios Aéreos takes delivery of its second Islander

Archipiélagos Servicios Aéreos (Puerto Montt) received on September 21 its second Britten-Norman BN-2B-27 Islander. Aircraft arrived in the late afternoon of that day at Marcel Marchant Binder airfield at Puerto Montt (SCPF) after being ferried from Santiago. The airliner is registered CC-PAC (msn 2166) and was used for fisheries prospection duties in northern Chile.
This is the second Islander for Archipiélagos (the first one is CC-CYR) converting the airline as the sole operator of the type in Chile, replacing in some way the Piper Saratoga CC-CDU that had a crash landing at Hornopirén Airfield on July 8 2010 fortunately with minor injuries to the six on board. The airline operates from Puerto Montt to Ayacara, Nueva Chaitén, Poyo, Santa Bárbara, Segundo Corral  among other isolated settlements.

Air Arabia 2Q net profit slips by 44% to $13.6 million

Air Arabia (airarabia.com) (Sharjah) reported its net profit for the second quarter dipped by 44 percent to $13.6 million.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Airbus A320-214 A6-ABB (msn 2166) climbs away from the SHJ base.

Air Arabia to form Air Arabia Egypt joint venture

Air Arabia (airarabia.com) (Sharjah) is forming a joint venture (JV) in Egypt with the Travco Group. The new venture will be named Air Arabia Egypt and is due to start operations later this year or early in 2010 with Airbus A320s. Air Arabia will control 40 percent of the stock of the new company.

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