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Air Moldova is acquired by Blue Air

Blue Air Boeing 737-8Q8 WL YR-BMF (msn 28220) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943432.

Blue Air has issued this statement:

Civil Aviation Group LLC was declared the winner of the privatization process of the national Moldavian Airline – Air Moldova. The company offered a price of MDL 50 million (roughly €2,560,000) and will also take over the MLD 1,2 billion (roughly €61,500,000) debt of the company.

The consortium comprises Romanian airline Blue Air and a group of investors from the Republic of Moldova. This partnership brings together the international experience of a modern and successful airline and the financial resources required for Air Moldova’s development.

The new shareholder will maintain the current flight schedule of Air Moldova and the priority is to regain the customer’s confidence while improving the company’s commercial performance.

Civil Aviation Group LLC undertakes to transform Air Moldova into a modern and successful airline with a strong team, inspired to deliver great customer experiences.

With access to the latest IT technology, the development of its infrastructure and the modernization of its fleet, as well as the aviation experience of the Romanian operator, Air Moldova will be able to broaden its horizons and develop in a sustainable manner, offering new opportunities for the young professionals who want to discover a career in this dynamic industry.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Blue Air and Air Moldova): Blue Air Boeing 737-8Q8 WL YR-BMF (msn 28220) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943432.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Air Moldova Airbus A319-112 ER-AXM (msn 1786) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 941235.

Air Moldova Airbus A319-112 ER-AXM (msn 1786) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 941235.

American to add two routes from the Phoenix hub

American Airlines Airbus A319-112 N700UW (msn 885) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402313.

American Airlines on January 6, 2019 will add two routes from the Phoenix hub according to Airline Route:

Phoenix – Grand Rapids – daily Airbus A319 service to Grand Rapids, MI

Phoenix – Madison -daily Bombardier CRJ900 (operated by Mesa Airlines) service to Madison, WI

Copyright Photo (all others by American/Charlotte Aviation): American Airlines Airbus A319-112 N700UW (msn 885) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402313.

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Bhutan Airlines to start Paro – Mumbai service

Named "Dorji", delivered on July 29, 2014

Bhutan Airlines (Paro) is planning to commence a new route from Paro to Mumbai starting on October 13, 2018.

The route will operate seasonally on a weekly basis until November 17, 2018 according to Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Bhutan Airlines): Bhutan Airlines Airbus A319-112 A5-BAC (msn 1551) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 934566.

Bhutan Airlines aircraft slide show:

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Croatia Airlines starts service to Dublin, could be facing a strike

Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-112 9A-CTH (msn 833) LHR (SPA). Image: 930753.

Croatia Airlines today (August 3) started flights between Zagreb and Dublin. The new route will operate through October 25.

The new route will operate two days a week with Airbus A319s.

However the airline could be facing a strike on August 8 by the ORCA trade union.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Croatia): Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-112 9A-CTH (msn 833) LHR (SPA). Image: 930753.

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Lufthansa announces six new winter destinations from Frankfurt and Munich

Lufthansa Airbus A319-112 D-AIBD (msn 4455) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942868.

Lufthansa is expanding its schedule from Frankfurt and Munich to include six new to destinations.

Lufthansa now flies from Frankfurt and Munich to Eilat (Ovda) (above), the attractive holiday resort on the Red Sea in the south of Israel. If you’ve had enough of winter and snow, Lufthansa will take you to this sunshine paradise four times a week (Thursdays and Sundays from Frankfurt and Tuesdays and Saturdays from Munich).

Starting this winter, Lufthansa will fly to Agadir (Morocco) (above) every Monday and Saturday from Frankfurt and every Sunday from Munich. Agadir is located on the southern Atlantic coast of Morocco, in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas mountains. The capital of the province of Agadir Ida-Ou Tanane is a popular holiday destination featuring golf courses and endless beaches.

Trieste (Italy), the capital of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the north-east of Italy, is considered one of the literary capitals of Europe, and its many ethnic  and religious groups have earned it the moniker of ‘early New York’. From the start of the winter, you can fly there with Lufthansa twelve times a week departing from Frankfurt.

From winter 2018, Lufthansa once again offers flights to Thessaloniki (Greece) from Frankfurt. The town is the ideal starting point for hikes and explorations of the north of Greece, and it is the transit airport for onward travel to Chalkidiki in the south east.

Edinburgh (United Kingdom) is the new European destination from Munich. From December 2018, Lufthansa will fly to the Scottish capital on Tuesdays and Saturdays, in addition to the existing Frankfurt route. Edinburgh not only has an interesting old town, it is also the perfect starting point for visiting the Highlands.

Munich is also the starting point for another new destination, Tromsø (Norway) (above). The city is an important cultural centre north of the Arctic Circle and is regarded as an ideal starting point for experiencing the Northern Lights.  An Airbus A319 flies to this Norwegian city every Thursday and Saturday. These flights also depart from Frankfurt.

The new connection at a glance

Frankfurt (FRA) – Eilat (VDA)

  • Twice a week (Thursdays and Sundays from 28 October 2018)
  • LH670: FRA 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. VDA (Thu)
  • LH670: FRA 10:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. VDA (Sun)
  • LH671:VDA 4:30 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. FRA (Thu)
  • LH671:VDA 5:00 p.m. – 8:55 p.m. FRA (Sun)
  • Price: from 359 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 3,161 km (1,707 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A320

Munich (MUC) – Eilat (VDA)

  • Twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 November 2018)
  • LH684: MUC 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. VDA
  • LH685: VDA 4:35 p.m. – 8:10 p.m. MUC
  • Price: from 349 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 2,861 km (1,545 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A319/A320

Frankfurt (FRA) – Agadir (AGA)

  • Twice a week (Mondays and Saturdays from 29 October 2018)
  • LH1328: FRA 11:25 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. AGA
  • LH1329: AGA 3:15 p.m. – 8:10 p.m. FRA
  • Price: from 219 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 2,656 km (1,434 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A320

Munich (MUC) – Agadir (AGA)

  • Once a week (Sundays from 4 November 2018)
  • LH2698: MUC 8:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AGA
  • LH2699: AGA 12:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. MUC
  • Price: from 199 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 2,692 km (1,454 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A319

Frankfurt (FRA) – Trieste (TRS)

  • Twelve times a week (from 28 October 2018)
  • LH228: FRA 9:05 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. TRS (Mon-Thu)
  • LH228: FRA 9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. TRS (Fri/Sat)
  • LH229: TRS 11:00 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. FRA (Mon-Wed)
  • LH229: TRS 11:05 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FRA (Thu)
  • LH229: TRS 11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. FRA (Fri/Sat)
  • LH244: FRA 4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. TRS (Mon/Wed-Fri/Sun)
  • LH244: FRA 4:15 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. TRS (Tue)
  • LH245: TRS 6:20 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. FRA (Mon-Fri/Sun)
  • Price: from 99 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 594 km (321 nautical miles)
  • Canadair CRJ 900

Frankfurt (FRA) – Thessaloniki (SKG)

  • Twice a week (Friday and Sunday from 28  October 2018)
  • LH1288: Friday FRA 7:10 a.m. –  10:35 a.m. SKG
  • LH1289: Friday SKG 11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. FRA
  • LH1288: Sunday FRA 11:05 a.m. –  2:30 p.m. SKG
  • LH1289: Sunday SKG 3:25 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. FRA
  • Price: from 149 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 1,542 km (833 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A320

Munich (MUC) – Edinburgh (EDI)

  • Twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays from 01 December 2018)
  • LH2580: Tuesday/Saturday MUC 10:20 a.m. –  11:40 a.m. EDI
  • LH2581: Tuesday/Saturday EDI 12:25 p.m. –  3:30 p.m. MUC
  • Price: from 89 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 1333 km (720 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A319 / CRJ 900

Munich (MUC) – Tromsø (TOS)

  • Twice a week (Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 December 2018)
  • LH2458: Thursday MUC 7:20 a.m. –  10:50 a.m. TOS
  • LH2459: Thursday TOS  11:45 a.m. –  3:20 p.m. MUC
  • LH2458: Saturday MUC 9:00 a.m. –  12:30 p.m. TOS
  • LH2459: Saturday TOS  1:25 p.m. –  5:00 p.m. MUC
  • Price: from 179 euros including taxes and fees
  • Distance: 2407 km (1300 nautical miles)
  • Airbus A319

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Lufthansa): Lufthansa Airbus A319-112 D-AIBD (msn 4455) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942868.

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Germania Flug to start Zurich – Tenerife Sur flights

Germania Switzerland

Germania Flug (Switzerland) will add the Zurich – Tenerofe (Sur) service on October 26, 2018. The new route will operate weekly with Airbus A319s according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Germania (Switzerland) (Germania.ch) Airbus A319-112 HB-JOG (D-AHIM) (msn 3818) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 927209.

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Allegiant announces 5 new nonstop routes

Allegiant Air Airbus A319-112 N332NV (msn 2638) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940552.

Allegiant Air has announced five new nonstop routes.

The five new nonstop routes include:

New nonstop, seasonal service to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) from:

  1. Louisville, Kentucky via Louisville International Airport (SDF) beginning June 8, 2018
  2. Norfolk, Virginia via Norfolk International Airport (ORF) beginning June 14, 2018

New nonstop, seasonal service to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) from:

  1. Kansas City, Missouri via Kansas City International Airport (MCI) beginning June 8, 2018

New nonstop, year-round service to Nashville International Airport (BNA) from:

  1. Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida via St. Petersburg–Clearwater International Airport (PIE) beginning June 14, 2018

New nonstop, seasonal service to Nashville International Airport (BNA) from:

  1. Syracuse, New York via Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) beginning June 14, 2018

Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Airbus A319-112 N332NV (msn 2638) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940552.

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Air Malta to add a new route to Kiev

Malta - airmalta.com (Air Malta 2nd) Airbus A319-112 9H-AEG (msn 2113) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 911128.

Air Malta has announced it will add a new weekly route to Kiev, Ukraine starting on June 19, 2018.

Top Copyright Photo: Malta – airmalta.com (Air Malta 2nd) Airbus A319-112 9H-AEG (msn 2113) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 911128.

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LAM and fastjet sign memorandum of understanding to explore wide-ranging commercial cooperation

LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mocambique Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMA (msn 19000301) JNB (Michael Stappen). Image: 906763.

LAM and fastjet on March 20 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore long-term commercial cooperation. The Memorandum was signed in LAM headquarter in Maputo. The intent of the memorandum includes wide-ranging areas of cooperation expected to significantly enhance commercial aviation in the country.

The memorandum covers code-share and interline agreements between the two carriers, optimized network synergies to accommodate same as well as cooperation on other commercial systems, cargo, engineering and maintenance. LAM chief executive Mr. Pinto commented that the “areas of cooperation will not only further strengthen Mozambique’s flag carrier as a regional air-services provider but contribute significantly to initiatives that promote tourism, economic development and trade.”

“This is an exciting and industry-leading public-private partnership initiative,” adds Mr. Pinto. “It not only supports Mozambique’s greater economic growth objectives in terms of the efficient and affordable movement of people and goods, but also the notion of a longer-term Whole of State Aviation strategy.” Mozambique is a signatory to the Yamoussoukro Decision and one of the early nation-adopters on the Continent.

“The approach to commercial cooperation is the first of its kind on the African continent,” says Fastjet Chief Executive Nico Bezuidenhout. “There is significant opportunity in stimulating not only commercial aviation but also up and downstream economic growth through key cooperative initiatives. Fastjet is committed to exploring and leveraging the agreement to the best-benefit of both companies and, ultimately the people of Mozambique.” The African Development Bank recently reported on a high medium-term growth forecast for Mozambique. “This memorandum of understanding lays the foundation for full economic leverage of a very bright future and fulfilment of the Government of Mozambique’s Whole of State aviation objectives.”

Fastjet CEO Nico Bezuidenhout and LAM CEO Antonio Pinto seal the Memorandum of Understanding deal.

The CEOs of fastjet and LAM airline finalise the paperwork for the Memorandum of Understanding agreement.

Top Copyright Photo: LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mocambique Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C9-EMA (msn 19000301) JNB (Michael Stappen). Image: 906763.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Fastjet.com Airbus A319-112 5H-FJG (msn 2891) EGBP (Antony J. Best). Image: 936095.

Fastjet.com Airbus A319-112 5H-FJG (msn 2891) EGBP (Antony J. Best). Image: 936095.

 

Brussels Airlines starts summer season with 26 new destinations

Brussels Airlines Airbus A319-112 OO-SSH (msn 2925) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 929333.

Brussels Airlines launches the biggest network expansion in the company’s history. Thanks to the cooperation with tour operators Neckermann, Thomas Cook and Pegase, the company doesn’t only increase its flight frequencies to different leisure destinations, but also expands its network with 26 new leisure destinations.

Brussels Airlines launches 26 new destinations this summer. It is the biggest network expansion in the history of the company. Besides an increase in flight frequencies to different holiday regions, the airline also welcomes new leisure destinations in Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal and Spain to its summer schedule, which runs from March 25 until October 27.

The significant growth of the airline’s destination offer is mainly due to the integration of the Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium activities and two of their Airbus A320 aircraft and herewith the closer cooperation with tour operators Neckermann, Thomas Cook and Pegase, leading to almost 1,700 weekly flights to short-and medium-haul destinations (+9.67% seats compared to 2017) and over 200 weekly flights on the long-haul this summer (+1.53% seats compared to 2017).

Short- and medium-haul destinations

Within Europe, the company welcomes several new leisure destinations this summer. Brussels Airlines sets sail for Burgas and Varna (Bulgaria), Cyprus, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Marsa Alam (Egypt), several Greek destinations and Islands, Ohrid (Macedonia) and Tivat (Montenegro).

The flight offer to holiday regions in Spain, Morocco, Greece and Croatia also grows significantly thanks to the addition of, among others, Lanzarote, Agadir, Santorini, Zadar and Split. Besides new destinations there will also be an increase in flight frequencies to French cities Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux and Nice, as well as to  Athens, Tel Aviv, Florence and Malaga.

NEW DESTINATIONS

Burgas (Bulgaria)                              2 x week

Varna (Bulgaria)                                2 x week

Boa Vista (Cabo Verde)                    2 x week

Sal  (Cabo Verde)                              2 x week

Split (Croatia)                                    2 x week

Zadar (Croatia)                                 1 x week

Chania (Crete)                                  3 x week

Girona (Spain)                                  1 x week

Paphos (Cyprus)                               2 x week

Corfu (Greece)                                  3 x week

Mikonos (Greece)                             1 x week

Santorini (Greece)                            1 x week

Kos (Greece)                                      3 x week

Kalamata (Greece)                            1 x week

Zakynthos (Greece)                           2 x week

Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt)                 1 x week

Marsa Alam (Egypt)                           1 x week

Hurghada (Egypt)                              3 x week

Tivat (Montenegro)                           1 x week

Agadir (Morocco)                               3 x week

Ohrid (Republic of Macedonia)       1 x week

Lanzarote (Spain)                              3 x week

Fuertaventura (Spain)                       1 x week

Almeria (Spain)                                  2 x week

Menorca (Spain)                                 1 x week

Reus (Spain)                                        1 x week

INCREASED FLIGHT FREQUENCIES

Ajaccio (France)                                 2 x week

Bastia (France)                                   2 x week

Bordeaux (France)                              6 x week

Nice (France)                                      21 x week

Athens (Greece)                                  5 x week

Tel Aviv (Israel)                                   14 x week

Florence (Italy)                                    7 x week

Malaga (Spain)                                    15 x week

Geneva (Switzerland)                         38 x week

Copyright Photo: Brussels Airlines Airbus A319-112 OO-SSH (msn 2925) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 929333.

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