Mahan Air (Tehran) on March 11 started operating twice-weekly flights on the Tehran-Munich route. Munich is the second destination in Germany after Düsseldorf (above). Mahan Air’s Munich flights are operating on Sundays and Wednesdays with Airbus A310s.
Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/AirlinersGallery.com. Mahan Air Airbus A310-304 F-OJHH (msn 586) taxies at Dusseldorf (DUS).
Previously on November 4, Mahan Air celebrated the launch of scheduled flights from Tehran to Beijing nonstop service linking the capitals of Iran and People’s Republic of China and marking the carrier’s 14th international destination. It is also the airline’s first regular flight to China.
The thrice weekly flights are operating via 299-seat Airbus A340-300 in two class configuration. Beijing is Mahan Air’s third new international route after Yerevan and Shiraz to Dubai which were inaugurated in summer 2014.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Mahan Air’s Airbus A310-304 EP-MNF (msn 547) arrives in Bangkok.
United Airways (Dhaka) is a privately-held airline in Bangladesh. The international carrier commenced operations on July 10, 2007.
According to this report by the Daily Star, the airline may be facing a suspension of AOC due to outstanding aeronautical and non-aeronautical charges. The aircraft has been banned from adding new aircraft until its bills are paid. The airline must pay its overdue bills by June 15.
Pacificflier (Pacificflier.com) (Palau) has suspended its charter operations. The new airline has so far been unsuccessful in obtaining scheduled airline rights and is reorganizing under new leadership. The company has been wet-leasing this Airbus A310-304 CS-TEI (msn 495) from HiFly. However the airline intends to operate more appropriate aircraft on the routes it wants to fly.
Whitejets Transportes Aéreos (Rio de Janeiro-Galeao) is a new Brazilian charter airline. The new airline is owned by José Manuel Antunes who also owns Omni Aviation of Portugal, which in turn owns White Airways (Lisbon). Whitejets launched operations on June 12, 2010 between Rio de Janeiro (Galeao) and Sao Paulo (Viracopos) and Veradero (Cuba) with an Airbus A310-300 wet leased from White Airways.
A new route to Cancun was also inaugurated on July 12 from Brazil.
Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez. Whitejets’ Airbus A310-304 PR-WTA (msn 494, ex PR-WTA), operated by White Airways, arrives in the early morning light at Cancun on July 12.
Copyright Photo: Peter Gates. HiFly's Airbus A310-304 CS-TEI (msn 495) is pictured at Brisbane today still painted in Oman Air colors and devoid of any branding for the new carrier.
PacificFlier.com (Koror) commence operations on March 30 between Clark Field (near Manila) and Palau. The new airline finally added Brisbane and the Koror-Brisbane scheduled route on March 31 (delayed from January 7, 2010) with Airbus A310-304 registered CS-TEI (msn 495), leased from and operated by HiFly (Lisbon). The new airline is the new flag carrier of the Republic of Palau. It has the full backing of the government of the Republic of Palau.