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Delta to drop Memphis as a hub this fall, will cut 230 jobs

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is planning to de-hub the money-losing Memphis hub this fall. Delta reached a high 0f 240 flights a day in June 2009. MEM is a former hub of Northwest Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul).

Memphis will be looking for other airlines to fill the vacant routes.

Read the full report from The Washington Post: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Delta is concentrating on its largest and most profitable hubs like New York (JFK). Airbus A320-212 N376NW (msn 1812) prepares to depart the runway at JFK.

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Croatia Airlines is hit again by a strike of its three unions

Croatia Airlines (Zagreb) today (May 15) was hit again by a strike of its employees protesting wage and job cuts as part of the state airlines’ restructuring. The airline cancelled 22 flights today per Global Post. The company issued this statement:

Current Travel Information: Strike actions announced for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

All information about flight status for Wednesday, May 15, 2013 you may find under the link below:


We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and patience.

The three unions representing the pilots and flight attendants started their strike against the company yesterday after negotiations failed to reach a new contract.

Read the full report from the Global Post: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-212 9A-CTM (msn 671) in the Star Alliance motif rests between flights at Frankfurt.

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Condor Berlin’s flight operations are merged into Condor Flugdienst

Thomas Cook Group (London) today (May 1) merged the flight operations of subsidiary Condor Berlin (Berlin) into Condor Flugdienst (Frankfurt). This move is part of the group’s new strategy to streamline operations and to reduce the amount of its subsidiaries. Condor Berlin will continue to operate as a maintenance company in Berlin. The 12 Airbus A320s and 1 A321 of Condor Berlin are now being operated by Condor Flugdienst. All aircraft operate under the Condor and Thomas Cook brand.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Airbus A320-212 D-AICH (msn 971) is pictured at Southend.

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Monarch introduces a new “Let’s Make Flying Fun Again” ad campaign

Monarch Airlines (Monarch.co.uk) (London-Luton) has launched its third television advertisement.

The new advertisement (see below), which will be the first to use the airline”s redesigned branding, was created by Iris Worldwide and will run for three weeks on ITV in the Central, Yorkshire, Granada and London TV regions during popular programs such as ”Dancing On Ice” ”Coronation Street” and ”The Chase”. As part of the multi-channel campaign it will also be shown on other channels including Sky One, Sky Living and E4.

There will be two versions, one of 10 seconds and one of 30 seconds. The shorter advertisement will demonstrate the airline”s price offering, while the longer version will position the brand. Both will reflect the airline”s aim ”to be the customer”s choice for outstanding service” and the aspiration to put the fun back into flying. These ideals will run through other marketing projects, as the rebranding is embedded in other airline activity this year.

The advert will be further supported by national and regional press, social media, radio, email, digital and outdoor advertising in the new theme.

Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, commented, “We are building on the success of our previous television campaign with this latest production, which evokes happy memories, prompting our teams and our passengers to put the fun back into flying.” He continues: “With Monarch now clearly established as a scheduled airline it is important that we showcase the products on offer across our extensive network of European and Mediterranean routes.”

Monarch Airlines operates scheduled services from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports.


Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil. Airbus A320-212 G-OZBB (msn 389) prepares to land at Brussels painted in the updated 2011 livery.

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Delta Air Lines is looking at an order for 24-30 narrow body aircraft

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is in discussions with both Airbus and Boeing about an order for 24 to 30 narrow body airliners according to this report by Bloomberg.

Delta is in a select group of airlines that operates both the Airbus A319/A320 family (inherited from Northwest) and the Boeing 737-700/800 Next-Generation family. The order will be for current models which are now being reportedly discounted by the manufacturers pending the arrival of the next round of new more fuel-efficient engines.

Which manufacturer will win out?

Read the full story from Reuters: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Ex-Northwest Airbus A320-212 N365NW (msn 964) climbs away from Los Angeles International Airport.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 737-732 N310DE (msn 29665) completes its final approach into Dulles International Airport near Washington.

Petra Airlines to become a low-fare scheduled airline in March 2013

Petra Airlines (Amman) is planning to convert from a charter airline to a low-fare scheduled airline in 2013. The airline has issued and updated this statement:

Petra Airlines of Jordan has obtained its AOC from Jordan CAA to operate as a schedule operator with an aim to be the first Low-Cost Carrier in Jordan. The company operated the last two years a charter flights and has fulfilled all the technical and economic requirements to be a schedule operator.

Mr. Riad Khashman (CEO) has announced Petra Airlines has completed the first phase of operation successfully and hope to expand for the next phase as the first LCC in Jordan. We have gained experience and positioned our brand in the regional market while gaining the consumers and Stakeholders confidence.   The company currently owns and operates two Airbus A320s. The third A320 will join the fleet in early 2013 and the first Schedule flight will launch in March 2013. We have plans to operate five A320s by 2014 and have a schedule flight to most of the major Cities in the MENA and GCC Region using Queen Ali Int’l Airport- Amman as a hub.

Petra Airlines also announced a plan to increase its register Capital to reach $70 million. Also in talks to contract one of the Int’l Aviation consultants to develop a comprehensive business plan and ultimately attracting a potential strategic partner in the LCC sphere, Mainly European low-Cost Carriers, to benefit from having a platform in the region.  This would allow Petra Airlines to provide services to Europe, MENA and GCC under Jordan open sky policy.

The Jordanian Civil Aviation Authority approved its application to switch its activities from the charter to scheduled market. Petra Airlines was founded in 2005 as a division of the Rum Group, but did not launch operations until October 2010 when it took delivery of its first aircraft (the first charter flight was operated on December 1, 2010). Over the subsequent two years it has operated two Airbus A320s on charter work – ad hoc flying, ACMIs and tour operator packages – across a network that has included destinations in Armenia, Egypt, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl. Airbus A320-212 (msn 537) arrives at the vacation destination of Antalya.

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Strategic Airlines ends operations in Luxembourg

Strategic Airlines (Luxembourg) lost its major tour operator, Olympic Holidays, on October 3, 2012, forcing the company to go into administration (bankruptcy) the following day. The airline has suspended operations. The charter airline was operating three Airbus A320s. This ends the use of the Strategic Airlines brand unless the airline can find new investors. The company started operations in October 2010.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Airbus A320-212 LX-STC (msn 420) approaches Gatwick Airport near London.

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