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Bosnian Wand Airlines suspends operations from Bosnia and Herzegovina

BWA-Bosnia Wand A321-100 F-GYAN (14)(Nose)(BWA)(LR)

Bosnian Wand Airlines (Sarajevo) is not an airline holding a valid Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from Bosnia and Herzegovina according to the aviation authority of that country. Instead the would-be carrier was planning to operate flights under its brand using an Air Mediterranee/ Hermes Airlines Airbus A321. The carrier announced it operated its first charter flight in January 2015 (below) with the pictured Airbus A321-111 F-GYAN (msn 535). The proposed airline was planning to operate from Sarajevo regularly to Amsterdam, Athens, Frankfurt, Malmo and Stockholm starting on February 20.

BWA-Bosnia Wand A321-100 F-GYAN (14)(First Flight)(BWA)(LR)

However there are now no flights scheduled this month. According to EX-YU Aviation News, the company has suspended all operations and will offer refunds.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation has issued this statement:

In reference to the information circulated by the media in the last several days, stating that a company named “Bosnian Wand Airlines” was to operate its first flight from Bosnia and Herzegovina, we would like to inform the public that said company does not hold an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation, which is a necessary requirement for the provision of air transport of passengers and goods for commercial purposes.

Although the company, having the adjective Bosnian in its name, has a number of employees who are citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is, above all, not an airline, contrary to what was stated in certain media reports.

A request for the flight, which had been announced to be operated from Sarajevo to Amsterdam on January 9, was submitted by the Greek airline “Hermes Airlines”, and not by the company “Bosnia Wand Airlines”.

Bosnian Wand-BWA logo (LR)

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

All images by BWA.

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Hamburg Airways temporarily suspends operations, files for reorganization

Hamburg Airways (Hamburg) temporarily suspended operations on December 20 after its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) was suspended by the Luftfhart-Bundesamt (LBA) according to ch-aviation. The last flight was operated on December 19. The airline is not showing any flights on its website. The company is expected to resume operations.

Update: In January 2015 the airline filed for temporary insolvency (reorganization) under German bankruptcy laws. On January 12, 2015 Dr. Sven-Holger Undritz was appointed as the bankruptcy administrator. The airline is seeking new investors and hopes to reorganize.

Hamburg Airways was founded in December 2010 by the Managing Director and CEO Sergej Fieger. On March 28, 2011, HK – the official two-letter code – received its operating license from the Federal Aviation Authority of Germany (LBA) and the company launched the first commercial revenue flight on March 30, 2011.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 D-AHHH (msn 714) taxies at Palma de Mallorca.

Hamburg Airways aircraft slide show:

Hamburg Airways logo

Route Map:

Hamburg Airways 12.2014 Route Map

 

NokScoot is granted its AOC, still prepares to launch operations in early 2015

NokScoot (NokScoot Company) (Bangkok-Don Mueang)  is the new joint venture between budget airline Scoot (Singapore) (49%) and Nok Air (Bangkok) (51%). The new airline will commence scheduled low-fare flights from Bangkok’s downtown Don Mueang International Airport in the first quarter of 2015 with three ex-Scoot Boeing 777-200s. Scoot is replacing its Boeing 777-200s (above) with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Boeing 787-9 9V-OJA (msn 37112) is being prepared currently by Boeing for delivery.

Video: Scoot’s first Boeing 787 being assembled:

NokScoot received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) on October 30, 2014.

Video: Nok Air welcomes Scoot:

Top Copyright Photo Jacques Guillem Collection/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by NokScoot). The current ex-Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200s with Scoot Air will soon become redundant which was a driving reason for the joint venture.

NokScoot logo (large)

NokScoot 10.2014 Ad

Orange Air operates charter flights for the U.S. government

Orange Air DC-9-82 N918AV (white)(Grd) SFB (Orange Air)(LRW)

Orange Air, LLC (Sanford) is a relatively new FAR 121 Air Carrier located at the Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, FL (north of Orlando).

The charter airline received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) on June 3, 2014. On June 10, 2014 it operated its first charter flight.

Mission Statement:

Orange Air strives to be a leading service provider of passenger air charter for Commercial Customers, US and International Government Agencies and US Defense Contractors providing the safest, most reliable, highest quality service and to be the most competitive 121 non-scheduled airline in the industry.

Copyright Photo: Orange Air. The crews stand in front of the first aircraft, former Belle Air McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N918AV (msn 49104, ex ZA-ARD).

Orange Air logo (small)

 

Thai Vietjet Air is planning to launch operations in September

Thai Vietjet Air crew (TJA)(LRW)

Thai Vietjet Air (Bangkok) is the new Thai joint venture of Vietjet Air of Vietnam.

According to the new airline, Thai Vietjet Air is a joint venture between Vietjet Air (Ho Chi Minh City) and Kan Air (Chiang Mai). Vietjet Air will hold 49 percent and Kan Air will hold the controlling 51 percent of the stock.

The new airline is hiring cockpit and cabin staff.

The airline is in the process of obtaining its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and plans to start operations in September with two Airbus A320s according to the Bangkok Post.

Thai Vietjet Air logo

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Copyright Photos: Thai Vietjet Air.

Thai Vietjet Air family (TJA)(LRW)

 

Livingston gets a reprieve, will continue flying after July 14

Livingston Compagnia Aerea (2nd) (New Livingston) (Milan-Malpensa) has won its appeal and will continue to fly with its current Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The company issued this statement:

New Livingston has been granted by Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) the revalidation of its Operating License, as per art. 9, paragraph 1, of EU Regulation n. 1008/2008.

All connections continue regularly and are confirmed as planned. At the same time tickets, reservations and contracts will be honored without any interruption, even after July 14, 2014.

On June 27, 2014, the Court of Busto Arsizio has appointed Mr Oliviero Tessera as judicial commissioner of the procedure of “concordato preventivo con riserva”, whose petition for admission had been submitted by New Livingston on June 25.

The above procedure is intended to strengthen New Livingston financial structure and improve its commercial and industrial efficiency.

New Livingston wishes to thank again the customers, the suppliers and own employees for their trust and constant support.

Copyright Photo: Marco Finelli/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 EI-ERH (msn 2157) taxies at Bologna.

Livingston (2nd):

Azman Air commences operations in Nigeria on May 15

Azman Air (Kano, Nigeria) was finally awarded its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and commenced scheduled passenger operations on May 15 with two former bmibaby Boeing 737-300s (5N-HAI and 5N-YSM). The first routes are Kano-Lagos, Lagos-Abuja and Kano-Abuja.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-36N G-TOYF (msn 28557) became 5N-YSM on delivery.

Azman Air: AG Slide Show