Adria Airways (Ljubljana) on October 21 operated its last Airbus A320 flight with the pictured A320-231 S5-AAS (msn 444). The aircraft has been returned to the lessor according to EX-YU. The carrier now only operates two Airbus A319s, six Bombardier CRJ900s and two CRJ200s which are being phased out.
Aspara Air (Phnom Penh) is a new Airbus A320 operator based in Cambodia. The new airline started operations on October 8 between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with Skywings Asia Airlines Airbus A320-231 XU-ZAB (msn 476) according to The Cambodia Herald and ch-aviation.
The new airline received its AOC in September.
According to the report, newcomer Bassaka Air has also been approved to start operations this month.
Fly Olympic (FlyOlympic.se) (Stockholm-Arlanda) is a new Swedish airline and also an affiliate of AeroPacific AB. The company has leased and painted an Airbus A320-231 LY-SPC (msn 415) from Small Planet Airlines. According to its website, the new airline is operating from Stockholm to Asmara, Baghdad, Erbil, London (Gatwick) Mogadishu, Mykonos, Sulaymaniyah and Thira (Santorini). Flights are also operated from Gothenburg.
According to the company, Fly Olympic also teamed up with Germania to launch operations on November 25, 2013 to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.
Air India (Delhi) flight AI 890 late on Sunday (January 5) did not go well. The flight was operating from Guwahati to Delhi with Airbus A320-231 VT-ESH (msn 469) with around 170 passengers and crew members. The flight diverted to Jaipur, India due to bad weather in Delhi. Unfortunately Jaipur’s weather deteriorated too with fog but the crew elected to make an emergency landing in Jaipur due to low fuel. On landing the aircraft reportedly burst several tires and the aircraft veered off the runway . The left wing collided with an object according to reports. Part of the outer portion of the left wing was clipped off.
Read the full account from a passenger on board the ill-fated flight from Yahoo! News India: CLICK HERE
Read the full account also from India Today (with photos): CLICK HERE
Atrak Air (Tehran) is a new airline based in Iran. The airline is preparing to launch domestic and international operations very soon. The new carrier has acquired its first Airbus A320 and plans to add two more in order to start its initial operations.
Copyright Photo: Shahram “Shary” Sharifi/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-231 EP-TTA (msn 393) approaches for landing at the Tehran base. The airliner is being leased from Khors Aircompany.
Mexicana (Compañía Mexicana de Aviación-CMA) (Mexico City) announced that as of 6:00 p.m. (1800) central time yesterday (August 4) all ticket sales will be suspended and that no tickets will be issued until further notice.
The decision affects only Compañía Mexicana de Aviación ticket sales. MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink are independent carriers and will therefore continue to sell and operate domestic flights as normal.
Per the company, Compañía Mexicana de Aviación will continue to operate its international flights in the interests of:
Protecting passengers who have already purchased flights.
Ongoing union negotiations in the hope of a positive outcome.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Airbus A320-231 N368MX (msn 368) taxies at Los Angeles in the 2008 livery.
Star Airways (StarAirways.al) (Tirana) will not operate this Airbus A320-231 registered ZA-RED (msn 415) according to this report in Flightglobal. Two A320s were due to be leased from ILFC but the start-up Albanian carrier has lost its AOC. Instead the carrier is wet-leasing aircraft from ItAli Airlines. The Tirana-Bologna route started this month.
Star Airways (StarAirways.al) (Tirana) is a new airline in Albania. On April 2 it took delivery of this ex-Mexicana Airbus A320-231 N415MX (msn 415) due to be re-registered as ZA-RED. The first A320 is leased from ILFC.
Copyright Photo: shanairpic. N415MX passed through Shannon on April 3 headed for the Tirana base.