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JTA introduces a red “Sakura Jimbei” logojet

JTA-Japan Transocean Air (Naha, Okinawa) today introduced a red “Sakura Jimbei” special color scheme on Boeing 737-446 JA8992 (msn 27917) (see ad below). Jimbei means whale shark in Japanese. The red Jimbei complements the first blue “Jimbei Jet” (above) that was introduced in December 2012. The hard to miss red female logo jet entered service on the Naha to Miyako route today according to ZipanguFlyer.

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Top Copyright Photo: Akira Uekawa/AirlinersGallery.com. The original blue “Jimbei Jet” approaches Tokyo (Haneda) for landing.

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Transaero Airlines to offer “Discount Class” starting on January 14

Transaero Airlines (Moscow) will offer a new low cost product called Discount Class.

Starting on January 14, 2014 Transaero will offer  Discount Class of travel on its flights from Moscow Domodedovo airport to a  number of popular destinations including those to Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna,  Vilnius, Milan, Rome, Tel Aviv, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnodar,  Mineralnye Vody, Novosibirsk, Novy Urengoy, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saint  Petersburg, Sochi, Stavropol, Tomsk, Ufa, Khanty-Mansiysk, Kiev, Donetsk,  Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Astana, Almaty, Karaganda and Yerevan.

Transaero will operate  Boeing 737-300/400/500 aircraft on the mentioned routes.

Discount Class tickets  will include from 10 to 20 kg free luggage allowance, the amount of luggage  allowance will depend on the ticket fare.

The low cost services  in Discount Class will be provided in accordance with the Federal Aviation Rules  of the Russian Federation and will include free onboard meals and drinks which will  vary depending on the flight duration (the maximal duration is up to four and  half hours). In particular, on all Discount Class flights all passengers will  be served refreshing drinks, tea and coffee. On flights lasting no longer than  two hours passengers will be served sweet snacks in addition to drinks. On flights  operating up to four hours passengers will be served cold meals. On flights  with duration longer than four hours passengers will be able to choose among  two options of hot meals.

As the airline  will operate aircraft in standard two-class configuration, passengers with  Discount Class tickets purchased at highest available airfare can enjoy air  travel in the Business Class cabin or in the Economy Class cabin with a vacant  seat next to his/her seat. They also will be invited to purchase a ticket to  the airline’s business lounge at Domodedovo airport at discounted fare.

Discount Class  ticket refunds will be made in accordance with the norms and rules set in the  Air Code of the Russian Federation.

Discount Class passengers  will be offered a choice of free newspapers. The airline will also offer for  sale duty free goods on its international flights.

The new product  by Transaero Airlines will guarantee the reasonable balance of comfort and  affordable ticket prices.

Apart from  Discount Class flights Transaero Airlines will continue offering full service  on all of its flights operated from Moscow Vnukovo Airport including Imperial,  Business, Premium, Economy and Tourist classes of service.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Transaero Airlines Boeing 737-4Y0 EI-DDY (msn 24904) taxies at Salzburg.

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Air North to expand eastward to Yellowknife and Ottawa

Air North (Whitehorse) today announced the addition of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and Ottawa, Ontario.

The Yukon and NWT capitals haven’t been connected in over three years, and never before by scheduled Boeing 737 jet service.

The expansion adds Ottawa and Yellowknife to the list of Air North’s gateway cities to the Yukon, which also includes Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, and Edmonton (see map below).

Air North’s growth is particularly pleasing to the Vuntut Gwitchin Limited Partnership, which invested in the airline more than 12 years ago. “Our original investment has grown in strength and reach, along with our people,” said Pauline Frost, President of the Vuntut Gwitchin Limited Partnership. “We are all very pleased that Yukon’s airline has grown from a small local carrier to one that serves our nation’s capital, providing northerners with an important connection to Yellowknife and Ottawa.”

Service to both cities will begin during the first quarter of 2014, with the schedule and introductory fares to be announced once a number of regulatory and logistical hurdles have been overcome.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Air North’s Boeing 737-48E C-FANB (msn 25764) arrives at the traditional southern terminus of Vancouver.

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Current Route Map: The expansion eastward to Yellowknife and Ottawa will bring new traffic to the Yukon.

Air North 11.2013 Route Map


British Airways to serve Malta from London’s Gatwick Airport

British Airways (London) will soon start a new direct flight from London Gatwick to Luqa International Airport in Malta.

The daily service starts from March 30, 2014 in advance of the peak summer holiday season. Hand-baggage only tickets in Euro Traveller (economy) will start from just £55 one-way, including all taxes and charges. Seats in Euro Traveller for customers who chose to take a bag including all taxes and charges start at £67 one-way and in Club Europe (business) one-way fares start at £274.

British Airways’ holiday flights will be further boosted by more services from London Gatwick to Salzburg, Naples, Dubrovnik, Marrakech and Catania during summer 2014.

The new Malta route will be served by a combination of Boeing 737 and Airbus A319/A320 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-436 G-DOCX (msn 25857) with the red nose arrives back at London’s Gatwick Airport.

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Swift Air to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in mid October

Swift Air (USA) (Phoenix) now plans to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in mid October following the approval of the bankruptcy court. The Part 121 supplemental airline filed for bankruptcy reorganization in June 2012. The airline issued this statement:

On October 2, 2013 the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona granted final approval to Swift Air’s proposed plan of reorganization, thus paving the way for the company’s emergence from bankruptcy protection by mid-October. The company’s reorganization plan was overwhelmingly supported by the company’s creditor constituencies.

Swift’s CEO Jeff Conry said that “this is an important milestone in the company’s continuing steps to complete its financial restructuring and emerge from chapter 11 in the very near future. We are gratified to have the support of our plan sponsor, Nimbos Holdings, as well as the Official Creditors’ Committee.”

Ken Woolley, the principal behind Nimbos Holdings and the plan’s financial backer, said, “We are very excited about the company’s upcoming emergence from chapter 11, and look forward to a very successful future with the company.”

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. The former US Airways Boeing 737-4B7 N802TJ (msn 24874) is pictured parked at San Francisco International Airport in the current livery, available for charter work. The aircraft was formerly painted and operated for the John McCain presidential campaign.

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Swift Air prepares to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

Swift Air LLC (USA) (Phoenix) has signed a definitive Plan Funding Term Sheet with NIMBOS LLC that provides for a substantial capital infusion and paves the way for the company to emerge from Chapter 11 by late September concluding its thirteen month reorganization.  The company has filed a motion with the bankruptcy court for approval of $1.4 million in additional funding by NIMBOS as part of the steps to emerge from Chapter 11.

Swift Air LLC, has been best known for its 14 years of incident free operations, transporting presidential candidates like Senator John McCain, professional sports teams, and the world’s biggest music acts.  Dealt a significant blow from the NBA lockout in the 2011-12 season, followed shortly thereafter by the NHL lockout in the 2012-13 season, Swift Air filed for bankruptcy in June of 2012 and has explored multiple exit strategies, before entering into this new arrangement with NIMBOS. The company has renewed its commitment to its sports charter line of business and is looking forward to the start of the NHL and NBA seasons, which will be the first uninterrupted seasons for these leagues in the past 2 years.

Swift Air is a certificated FAR 121 Air Carrier and operates a fleet comprised of Boeing 737 and Boeing 767 passenger aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. The former US Airways Boeing 737-4B7 N802TJ (msn 24874) is pictured parked at San Francisco International Airport in the current livery, available for charter work. The aircraft was formerly painted and operated for the John McCain presidential campaign.

Go2Sky starts operations from Bratislava, Slovakia

Go2Sky (Bratislava) is a new airline in Slovakia based at Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport in Bratislava, Go2Sky provides non-scheduled transportation of passengers, cargo and mail. The new carrier is being headed by pilot and investor Daniel Ferjancek, together with two partners. Ferjancek was previously a shareholder in another Slovakian charter carrier, AirExplore, which continues to operate.
The carrier signed a lease agreement with Triton Aviation Ireland Limited for one Boeing 737-400 in March 2013. The pictured Boeing 737-4Q8 registered OM-GTA (msn 24332) was delivered on June 30. It was previously operated by China’s Hainan Airlines and has undergone a C check and refurbishment. It is operated in a single-class, 168-seat configuration.
Go2Sky is operating this aircraft until mid-September to Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY) (near Milan) on behalf of Mistral Air.
The slogan of the airline is “To the Sky and Beyond”.
Go2Sky Slogan
Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. OM-GTA visited Palma de Mallorca today and was pictured climbing out after departure from runway 24R bound for BGY as flight MSA 6127. All other photos and images from Go2Sky.
Go2Sky Crew (Go2Sky)(LR)

Air North starts new seasonal jet service from Kelowna to Whitehorse

Air North, Yukon’s Airline (Whitehorse) on June 6 started seasonal summer service to Kelowna, British Columbia. This marks the first scheduled expansion to Air North’s route network (below) since the airline began offering Boeing 737 service in 2002. Seasonal service will end on October 13, 2013.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-48E C-FANB (msn 25764) taxies to the gate at Vancouver International Airport.

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Colorful Sky Airlines of Turkey ceases operations

Sky Airlines (Antalya) of Turkey filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations on June 4 following the financial collapse of its parent company Kayi Group. Previously subsidiary German Sky Airlines (Dusseldorf) had suspended all operations on December 1, 2012.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. Each aircraft had a different color motif. Painted in the gold version, Boeing 737-4Q8 TC-SKG (msn 25371) lands at Stockholm (Arlanda).

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Newsworthy Photo of the Day – May 28, 2013

Arkefly (TUI Airlines Nederland) (AirExplore) Boeing 737-46J OM-DEX (msn 28867) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 912294.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.

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