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Aeroflot will not proceed with the acquisition of Transaero, will end operations on December 15

Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) will not proceed with its acquisition of 75 percent of the stock of rival and struggling Transaero Airlines (Moscow) according to Reuters. Transaero’s shareholders failed to meet the deadline for an acquisition plan.

Read the full report: Read the Full Story (LRW)

Meanwhile the Russian government has given its approval for Transaero to file for bankruptcy according to rt.com.

Read the full report: Read the Full Story (LRW)

The airline has acknowledged on social media that it is “rehabilitating its activities” and would have more details later today.

According to Bloomberg the airline’s creditors have not yet agreed on a restructuring plan. The government has banned the airline from selling any further tickets due to its large debt.

Aeroflot will reportedly stopped buying fuel for Transaero aircraft which affectively grounds the airline.

Read the full report:  Read the Full Story (LRW)

Update: On October 2, 2015 Transaero Airlines issued this statement:

Transaero (2015) logo

 

Upon the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation on external management and sanation of Transaero Airlines, the carrier interacts with the partners to ensure the carriage of the passengers holding the tickets of the airline.

The airline has suspended ticket sales.

The transportation of passengers-holders of the airline’s tickets on domestic and international routes will be provided until December 15, 2015.

Passengers-holders of tickets for flights after 00.00 of December 15, 2015, will be able to get refund of the full ticket price.

In summary, Transaero Airlines will cease operations at midnight on December 15, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Antalya, Turkey is a favorite destination for the carrier and its uses Boeing 747-400s to bring large loads of Russian tourists to the popular beach resort. Flights are now being delayed from leaving Antalya (AYT). Boeing 747-446 EI-XLG (msn 30111) taxies at AYT.

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JAL to operate the last Boeing 747 flight in February

JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) is quickly reducing its fleet. The final
747-400 (D) (domestic) flight will operate in October, while the international 747-400 aircraft will remain in service until February 2011. This drastic cut is being made possible by slashing routes and capacity
as well as a higher utilization of its Boeing 767-300s and 777s as the airline reorganizes.

JAL has been a long-time operator of the Boeing 747 (40 years). It took delivery of its first Boeing 747-146 (JA8101) on April 22, 1970.

Copyright Photo: Sam Chui. Boeing 747-446 JA8920 (msn 27648) once carried the special “Sammurai Blue 2006” livery. It is pictured departing from Sydney.

JAL to exit the cargo business by the end of October

JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) due to reorganization in bankruptcy has decided to exit the cargo business by the end of October 2010.

Business Week news link:

www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-25/japan-air-to-stop-flying-freighters-by-end-of-october-update1-.html

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Boeing 747-446 (BCF) JA8909 (msn 26353) of JAL Cargo climbs away from London (Heathrow).

Air France-KLM enters the contest for JAL

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis.  Please click on photo for other photos.

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis. Please click on photo for other photos.

Air France (Paris) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) have entered into separate discussions with JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo-Haneda) about a possible investment. Delta and American are also holding separate discussions. JAL intends to cut around 20 percent of its international flights by March 2012.

News link:

www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idINT19446720090915?rpc=44

JAL now has two aircraft in the Oneworld scheme

 

JAL's Boeing 747-446 JA8913 (msn 26359) is pictured at Tokyo (Narita) in the Oneworld scolor scheme.  Copyright Photo: Shigeyoshi Sakaki.

JAL's Boeing 747-446 JA8913 (msn 26359) is pictured at Tokyo (Narita) in the Oneworld scolor scheme. Copyright Photo: Shigeyoshi Sakaki.