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Tunisair files to serve Montreal

Tunisair (Tunis) is planning to add twice-weekly service between Tunis and Montreal (Trudeau) per Airline Route. The airline has filed the request with no date given for the start of services, pending approvals. The new route will be operated with Airbus A300s.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A300B4-605R TS-IPA (msn 558)

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Monarch Airlines’ last Airbus A300 G-OJMR to be retired on April 13, 2014

Monarch Airlines (London-Luton) has announced the retirement of its last Airbus A300 with a special “retirement flight”. The company issued this statement:

Monarch Airlines is pleased to announce details of the very last commercial flight service on its long serving Airbus A300B4-605R.  The type has been in service with the airline since 1990, and has carried more than 20 million holiday makers while in Monarch colors.

The final A300 airframe in the fleet, G-OJMR (msn 605), will be retiring on Sunday, April 13, 2014, having served the airline for 23 years after being delivered new 1991.  In a fitting end to this aircraft’s service, the final flight will be piloted by the Chief Pilot of Monarch Airlines, Martin Pound.  Martin has served Monarch for over 36 years and in 1991, was the pilot charged with flying the first A300 into service.

Monarch’s A300s are the final passenger-carrying examples in service with a European airline, and with its impending retirement from service, the passenger variant of Airbus’ first entry in to the commercial airliner market, will become a very rare sight in European skies. To celebrate the life of this workhorse of the airline industry, Monarch will be giving enthusiasts one last chance to book on the aircraft by opening up the last commercial flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Birmingham.

On Sunday April 13, 2014, this special Monarch flight ZB300 will depart Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal at 2.40 pm (1440), for a leisurely flight to Birmingham International Airport, arriving at 3.40 pm (1540).

The aircraft, in 347-seat configuration, will be sold to capacity, with seats bookable via the Monarch website, www.monarch.co.uk

Seats on the flight will be priced at £74 per person, inclusive of airport taxes and charges.

Customers can select a seat at the point of purchase, or afterwards if you choose, subject to availability.  Seating will be priced as follows ;

Window Seats: £25 per person

Aisle Seats in window row: £15 per person

Middle Seats in window row: £11 per person

Aisle Seats in middle row: £5 per person

Middle Seats in middle row: £1 per person

This flight will operate as a hand luggage only flight and normal hand luggage restrictions will apply.

Refunds will not be offered to passengers booking window seats if the weather is inclement, or if visibility is poor.

If passengers choose not to reserve a specific seat, one will be allocated free of charge at check-in on the day of the flight.

Booking fees will apply to bookings made with a credit card.

Note to all airlines: As Delta Air Lines discovered last night with the retirement of the last Douglas DC-9, there is a sizable market of eager and enthusiast customers wanting to ride on the last revenue flight of a retiring aircraft type. Many airlines are now discovering this new revenue source.

Update: Monarch confirmed flight ZB 300 from London Gatwick to Birmingham was the last official ZB Airbus A300 flight on April 13.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A300B4-605R G-OJMR (msn 605) taxies past the camera at Palma de Mallorca on a holiday flight.

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IranAir Airbus A300B4-605R EP-IBB runs off the runway at Stockholm

IranAir’s (Tehran) Airbus A300B4-605R EP-IBB (msn 727) ran off runway 19R at Stockholm (Arlanda) yesterday (January 16) at low speed on its takeoff roll. The airliner was operating flight IR 762 to Tehran. A private video showed an engine surge causing the aircraft to veer left, exiting into the snow and grass. There were no injuries or damage.

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American retires the Airbus A300 after 21 years


Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) officially retired its last Airbus A300-600 from scheduled service in the early morning hours of August 25 at New York (JFK). However the A300 came to the rescue and operated a charter flight to JFK on August 26. The last AA A300 flight to depart from Miami was flight AA 869 to San Juan on August 24. The first A300B4-605R (N91050, msn 423) was delivered on April 21, 1988 and entered revenue service on May 10, 1988. At the end the A300 operated mainly from the Miami, New York (JFK) and San Juan hubs.


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Lufthansa retires its last Airbus A300


Sister ship A300B4-605R D-AIAZ (msn 701) is pictured at Nuremberg before it was retired.  Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer.

Sister ship A300B4-605R D-AIAZ (msn 701) is pictured at Nuremberg before it was retired. Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer.

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) on July 1 operated its last Airbus A300 flight. A300B4-603 D-AIAM (msn 408) had the honor of operating the last revenue flight (LH 3853) from Rome (FCO) to Frankfurt.


YouTube video of the historic flight back at FRA: