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Atlantic Airways orders its first Airbus A320

Atlantic Airways-Faroe Islands A320-200 (12)(Flt)(Airbus)(LRW)

Atlantic Airways (Vagar), based in the Faroe Islands, has signed a firm order for one new Airbus A320. With this order Atlantic Airways becomes a new A320 customer. The aircraft will be delivered at the end of 2016, enabling the carrier to tap into the growing passenger market between the Faroes and Copenhagen.

Atlantic Airways is buying the larger aircraft due to the increasing demand on the route between the Faroes and Copenhagen. The new craft will primarily serve this route.

Atlantic Airways’ new A320 will have 168 seats.

 

Above Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. The airline already operates three Airbus A319s. The pictured A319-115 OY-RCG (msn 5079) completes its final approach to the Greek island of Corfu.

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According to the airline, “Currently, there are three Airbus 319 in Atlantic Airways’ fleet, one of which the company owns while it leases the other two. The leasing contracts for the two aircrafts expire in September 2016. The company plans to extend one of these contracts to secure sufficient capacity until the new aircraft has been acquired and while the new NORTH routes are being built up.

Until the fall of 2016, Atlantic Airways has opted to serve the NORTH routes with Airbus A319s. In this trial period the company will determine whether it is feasible to acquire a smaller plane to serve these routes. The company is still researching what type of aircraft is ideal for the NORTH routes.

In summary, within the next few years, Atlantic Airways plans to have a fleet consisting of an Airbus A320, an Airbus A319 and an aircraft suited for the NORTH routes.”

Atlantic Airways A319-100 (12)(Flt)(Atlantic)(LR)

Image above: Atlantic Airways.

The aircraft has Required Navigation Performance (RNP 0.1) capability built-in, which enables the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using state-of-the-art on-board navigation systems. Atlantic Airways were the first airline in Europe to use the Required Navigation Performance approach.

Top Image: Airbus (all others by Atlantic Airways).

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American Airlines opens reservations for six new routes

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has open reservations for six new routes to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America starting in early June according to Airline Route. The company will start the following new routes heading south:

Dallas/Fort Worth – Grand Cayman (weekly, starting on June 6, 737-800)

Dallas/Fort Worth – Managua (weekly, June 6, A319)

Los Angeles – Belize City (twice weekly, June 6, 737-800)

Los Angeles – Guadalajara (daily, June 4, A319)

Miami – Barranquilla (daily June 4, A319)

Miami – Monterrey (six weekly, June 4, A319)

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-115 N8009T (msn 5788) approaches the runway at Miami International Airport (MIA).

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American announces six new routes to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will add six new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, further strengthening its position in these key markets. New service to Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ), will add a new destination to the airline’s global network and customers will have increased options when traveling throughout the region. Expanded service includes new flights to Belize City, Belize (BZE); Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM); Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL); Managua, Nicaragua (MGA); and Monterrey, Mexico (MTY).

The new routes:

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American is taking delivery of more than 100 new aircraft this year, giving it the youngest fleet of any U.S.-based network carrier. Orders include the Airbus A320 and A320neo family, A350-900s, Boeing 737 MAX, 777-300ERs and 787s, which will make American’s fleet even younger, more modern and fuel efficient.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-115 N9017P (msn 6085) arrives at the Miami hub.

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BBC Video: A pilot’s view video of the descent and landing into Paro Airport in Bhutan

Druk Air-Royal Bhutan Airlines (Paro) operates regularly scheduled flights into its mountainous home country of Bhutan. The unique report by the BBC shows the approach into Paro Airport while the captain explains the unique approach. This approach is not for the faint of heart.

BBC Video: The Travel Show: Carmen Roberts reports from the cockpit as a pilot guides his plane into what has been known as one of the world’s most dangerous airports: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Drukair). Drukair operates three Airbus A319s and a ATR 42-500 into and out of Paro Airport.

Photo Below: Drukair. The ATR 42-500 began operations with Drukair in June 2011. It flies to the nearby cities of Kolkata, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Gaya and Bagdogra. The ATR is a 48 seater, all economy, but can also be converted into 8 VIP seater and a 22 economy seat configuration, available for charter and mountain flights.

Drukair ATR 42-500 (04)(Grd) Paro (Drukair)(LR)

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American Airlines to introduce the Airbus A319 on 10 Miami routes this winter

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will introduce the new Airbus A319 from the Miami hub on the following routes starting on November 6 per Airline Route: Atlanta, Belize City, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Manaus, Montreal (Trudeau), Roatan, San Salvador and Washington (Dulles).

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-115 N9016 (msn 6040) taxies at Memphis.

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Yeti Air International to relaunch as Himalaya Airlines on October 28

Yeti Air International (Kathamandu), a subsidiary of the Yeti Airlines Group, has been reformed as a new joint venture between Tibet Airlines (Lhasa, Tibet) (49 percent) and Yeti World Investment and HIF Aviation Investment according to The Economic Times. This time the airline will operate as Himalaya Airlines.

Himalaya Airlines will launch operations on October 28 on the Kathamndu-Lhasa route with leased Airbus A320 Family aircraft.

The airline will literally fly “on top of the world”.

Tibet Airlines started operations on July 26, 2011 and is 31 percent owned by Air China.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. Tibet Airlines will likely be the operator of the aircraft for the new joint venture. Airbus A319-115 D-AVYH (man 4766) became B-6436 on delivery.

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American to add the Airbus A319 from DFW to Liberia and San Salvador

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will introduce the new Airbus A319 to two new routes radiating south from the Dallas/Fort Worth hub; Liberia, Costa Rica (three flights a week) and San Salvador, El Salvador (three flights a week) starting on August 20 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-115 N9015D (msn 5327) is pictured taxing at Toronto (Pearson) during the past winter.

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