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The National Airlines name re-enters the Miami market

National Airlines (5th) (Orlando) is a familiar airline name in South Florida. Three previous airlines with that name have operated at Miami International Airport (MIA). The current National Airlines, now based in Florida, is now operating Cuban passenger charter flights for the various Cuban charter companies at MIA.

Travel to Cuba is booming. According to this report by Brandenton.com, 394 charter flights departed MIA for Cuba during December 2013. Charter flights to Cuba are also permitted from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Tampa. National has joined a group of airlines that operate these special flights.

Before the Castro regime took over Cuba in 1959, Havana was Miami’s largest international destination.

The Bradenton.com explains the Cuban Charter business: CLICK HERE

National (5th) logo-2

In other news, National Airlines on February 1 will offer daily public charter service from Dubai International Airport to forward operating bases in Bagram, with service to Kandahar and Bastion in Afghanistan coming soon.

Check the schedule below for current flight options:

Origin Destination Schedule * Flight # Days Effective
Dubai, UAE
(DXB)
Bagram, AF (OAI) 06:25 – 09:40 NCR998 Tu 01Feb14 to 30Jun14
Bagram, AF (OAI) 06:45 – 10:00 NCR998 M, W, Th, F, Sa 01Feb14 to 30Jun14
Bagram, AF (OAI) 06:50 – 10:05 NCR998 Su 01Feb14 to 30Jun14
Bagram, AF
(OAI)
Dubai, UAE (DXB) 11:30 – 14:10 NCR999 Tu 01Feb14 to 30Jun14
Dubai, UAE (DXB) 11:50 – 14:30 NCR999 M, W, Th, F, Sa 01Feb14 to 30Jun14
Dubai, UAE (DXB) 11:55 – 14:35 NCR999 Su 01Feb14 to 30Jun14
* Schedule is in local time at airport of departure/arrival.

Top Copyright Photo: Ole Simon/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-236 N169CA (msn 25592) arrives at Dubai International Airport (DXB).

National Airlines (1st): AG Slide Show

National Airlines (4th): AG Slide Show

National Airlines (5th): AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: L. Apso. National Airlines is now basing Boeing 757-28A N176CA (msn 24543) in Miami and it is seen on the former National Airlines (later Pan Am) Concourse F at Miami International Airport.

National (5th) 757-200 N176CA (10)(Grd) MIA (LC)(LRW) 1.2.14

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Cargojet posts a pre-tax profit of C$4.2 million in the second quarter

Cargojet Inc. (Cargojet Airways) (Hamilton) announced today financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 (all dollar figures are stated in Canadian dollars) .

For the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2013:

  • Total Revenues were $42.7 million , an increase of $2.2 million or 5.4% versus the previous year.
  • Gross Margin was $6.3 million , a decrease of $0.9 million or 12.5% versus the previous year
  • EBITDA was $4.2 million , a decrease of $0.3 million or 6.7% versus the previous year

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2013:

  • Total Revenues were $83.4 million , an increase of $2.8 million or 3.5% versus the previous year.
  • Gross Margin was $11.2 million , a decrease of $1.6 million or 12.5% versus the previous year
  • EBITDA was $6.9 million , an increase of $0.5 million or 7.8% versus the previous year

“Core overnight and charter revenues have shown some upward trends,” says Ajay K. Virmani, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “The major challenge we continue to face is the pricing pressures from the marketplace and we will continue to ensure strict cost control and prudent financial management to ensure our margins stay on plan,” he concluded.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-236 (F) C-FKCJ (msn 24792) waits for its evening departure from Vancouver International Airport.

Cargojet Airways: AG Slide Show

Gestair Cargo rebrands back to Cygnus Air

Gestair Cargo (Madrid) has rebranded back to its original name of Cygnus Air Corporacion.

Gestair Cargo logo

The airline is currently owned by the Macholfam International (Grupo Gestair) (60%) and IMES (Grupo ACS) (40%) according to Wikipedia.

Top Copyright Photo: Ole Simon/AirlinersGallery.com. This Gestair Cargo color scheme  and name was introduced in 2008.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Now ex-Iberia Boeing 757-236 EC-KLD (msn 24121), pictured at Nuremberg at night, is wearing the basic Gestair livery now with Cygnus Air Corporacion titles and the new (old) tail logo.

Cygnus Air (2nd) 757-200F EC-FTR (13)(Grd) NUE (GM)(LRW)

OpenSkies to launch nonstop New York JFK-Paris Orly flights on March 31

OpenSkies (subsidiary of British Airways) (Paris-Orly) has announced a new daily route, between New York (JFK) and Paris (Orly) beginning on March 31, 2013. This new route compliments the current Newark-Paris Orly service and brings OpenSkies to three daily services between New York area and the Paris area.

The new flight departs New York JFK at 9:00 pm (2100) and arrives at Paris Orly at 10:35 am (1035) local time. Customers have a choice of three cabins, recently introduced in celebration of OpenSkies’ fourth anniversary:

  • Biz Bed, with a completely flat bed offering the best night’s sleep
  • Prem Plus, a unique class, offering leather seats in a 2 x 2 configuration
  • Eco, an economy cabin offering comfort and personalized service

All customers are offered a personal iPad loaded with more than 70 hours of entertainment, including movies, TV shows and games.

At JFK’s Terminal 7, customers traveling in Biz Bed cabin and Executive Club Gold and Silver card members will have access to the British Airways Galleries lounge. This lounge offers a luxurious, private space where passengers can relax in the Elemis(R) spa with complimentary treatments and showers and enjoy snacks and beverages or work before their flight. In addition, Biz Bed passengers can take advantage of pre-flight dining, allowing them to maximize their sleep on board.

OpenSkies is the only airline that flies to the Paris Orly West Terminal nonstop from the U.S. This terminal provides OpenSkies passengers with numerous advantages, such as close proximity to the center of Paris, as well as a more extensive choice of destinations, flights and connections within France. OpenSkies passengers are also able to benefit from a smoother journey through the airport, with the departure gates being located just past the security checks. Premium passengers also have access to Iberia’s VIP lounge, both spacious and recently refurbished.

Members of the British Airways Executive Club loyalty program will benefit from their status while flying with OpenSkies. With each flight, Executive Club members accumulate Avios points that can be converted into flight tickets or upgrades.

OpenSkies Schedule
New York Newark Paris Orly 18h45 8h40 (+1
day)
New York Newark Paris Orly 20h25 10h (+1 day)
New York JFK Paris Orly 21h 10h35 (+1
day)
Paris Orly New York Newark 10h45 13h20
Paris Orly New York Newark 13h40 16h15
Paris Orly New York JFK 14h55 17h25

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 757-236 G-BPEK (msn 25808) takes off from Dulles International Airport near Washington.

OpenSkies: