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.
PacificFlier.com (Koror) will finally add Brisbane and the Koror-Brisbane scheduled route on March 31 (delayed from January 7, 2010). The company will introduced these flights with its only Airbus A310-304 registered CS-TEI (msn 495), leased from HiFly. 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.
The Airbus A310-300 will be flown in a two cabin configuration of Economy and Premium Economy sections. 18 Premium Economy seats offer 54″ pitch and 21″ width, while the rest of its economy seats offer 32″ pitch and 18″ width.
PacificFlier.com (Palau) is a new airline which is planning to commence scheduled operations on January 7, 2010 to Brisbane, Guam, Manila (Clark) and Tokyo (Narita). HiFly will operate its Airbus A310-304 CS-TEI (msn 495) for the new flag carrier. The aircraft is painted in the basic colors of Oman Air with PacificFlier.com titles.
Press release with photo:
SABA, Yemen’s official news agency, is quoting an unknown website named Almotamar that claims French warships engaging in military exercises near the Comoros Islands mistakenly shot down the crashed Yemenia Airbus A310-304 7O-ADJ (msn 535) on June 30, 2009. 7O-ADJ was operating flight IY 626 between Sana’a and Moroni in the Comoros Islands. The official investigation continues and this report cannot be collaborated with any other reliable sources.
Air India (Mumbai) is offering three Boeing 777-200LR (Longer Range) and four Airbus A310F freighters for lease.
Yemenia’s (Yemen Airways) (Sana’a) Airbus A310-304 7O-ADJ (msn 535) flight data recorder (FDR) has been founded in the Indian Ocean in a slightly damaged condition.
Czech Airlines-CSA (Prague) due to decreased demand, will drop its long range route to New York (JFK) at the beginning of the winter season. The two Airbus A310s will be redeployed to charter operations.
News link from seattlepi.com:
Yemenia (Yemen Airways) (Sana’a) lost its Airbus A310-304 7O-ADJ (msn 535) this morning with 142 passengers and 11 crew on board. The jetliner was flying flight IY 626 between Sana’a and Moroni (Comoros Islands) in the Indian Ocean. The aircraft crashed into the sea near Mitsamiodi (Comoros) while on approach to Moroni. Rescue ships and aircraft are searching for any possible survivors. One child has already been rescued.
Deccan Cargo Express Logistics-Deccan 360 (Nagpur) is a new all-cargo airline created by Captain G. R. Gopinath, the founder of low-cost Air Deccan, which is now merged into Kingfisher. The new airline is acquiring three ex-Air India A310-300 converted freighters (A310-324 VT-AIN, msn 684 is the first) and three ex-Air Deccan ATR 42 converted freighters (eventually going to six). Operations are due to start as Deccan 360 on May 27 to Dubai, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Hong Kong.