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Eurowings opens new base in Pristina

Eurowings (Airberlin) Airbus A319-112 D-ABGJ (msn 3415) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 937931.

Eurowings has made this announcement:

Eurowings is further expanding its European network: With the opening of a new base in Pristina, the airline is expanding its services in Eastern Europe and will be stationing an Airbus A319 in the capital of Kosovo from June 19, 2019. Thus, Pristina will become the thirteenth Eurowings location.

For the first time, Eurowings will offer direct connections from Pristina to Switzerland. At the same time, the existing connections to the cities of Düsseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart will be significantly increased. In total, the airline offers over 60 weekly frequencies to and from Pristina.

All flights including the new routes can be booked in the coming days – for example on the Internet at eurowings.com or via the Eurowings App.

Photo: Eurowings. Gjeravia, the highest mountain of Kosovo.

The metropolis Pristina

Pristina, with almost 150,000 inhabitants, is the capital and largest metropolis in Kosovo. It lies in the historical landscape of the Kosovo field and offers numerous historical buildings. Pristina is the economic, cultural and media center of the country. The city has one of the youngest populations in Europe and is characterized by above-average economic growth in recent years.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A319-112 D-ABGJ (msn 3415) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 937931.

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First Look: Alaska Airlines paints its first Airbus A319

Photo of the Day: Alaska Airlines has painted the first ex-Virgin America Airbus A319 (N530VA).

N522VA will be the second A319 to be repainted at Victorville.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.

Lufthansa CityLine to fly the Airbus A319

Lufthansa Group has made this announcement:

Lufthansa CityLine and pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit have agreed on new employment conditions for their approx. 650 pilots. The collective bargaining agreement sets the stage for the introduction of a new, future-proof aircraft type at Lufthansa CityLine.

Come 2019, Lufthansa CityLine will start operating A320 family planes taken over from Lufthansa.

The first Airbus A319-100 aircraft will depart from the Munich hub next spring. Another 5 aircraft will follow by the end of 2020.

“Lufthansa CityLine has been handling an important part of our feeder traffic at the hubs in Munich and Frankfurt for many years,” says Wilken Bormann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa CityLine and CEO of Lufthansa Hub Munich. “Entering the A320 segment is a logical next step. With the new collective agreement, both negotiating partners have illustrated their will to jointly develop Lufthansa CityLine as a key component of the Lufthansa Group.”

The parties have agreed on an extensive package. It includes, among other things, a moderate salary increase for the next three years and a growth-related increase for 2021. Essential points of the structure of the company pension plan will be adapted to the regulations for Lufthansa’s mainline staff. Another key aspect is the optimization of the training roadmap for its pilots. The package thus opens up important new growth prospects.

Lufthansa CityLine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and a specialist in hub traffic at the two hubs of Frankfurt and Munich. Every year, the airline welcomes around eight million passengers aboard its roughly 50 aircraft. The fleet takes off to around 80 airports in over 24 countries more than 300 times a day. Lufthansa CityLine employs about 2,200 people.

All photos by Lufthansa.

Just Us Air is set to take to the skies following the award of its AOC

Just Us Air has made this announcement:

Just Us Air is delighted to announce that it has successfully secured its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Romanian Civil Aeronautical Authority.

The newly-launched carrier will operate a small fleet of Airbus aircraft available for short notice ACMI and wet / damp lease operations, series flights, and ad-hoc charter services.

Based in Bucharest, Just Us Air will commence operations with a 2008-manufactured Airbus A319 in 144Y configuration – registration YR-URS (above) – which is available to customers immediately.

A second aircraft – an Airbus A321 in 220Y configuration – will be added to the AOC at the end of April 2018.

Just Us Air will be working in close partnership with UK-based Chapman Freeborn Airchartering who will provide the airline with commercial and operational support.

Dan Iuhas, CEO of Just Us Air, said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded our AOC and look forward to the next chapter in our journey. With our team’s vast experience in airline operations and the professionalism and global reach of Chapman Freeborn, we feel we are ideally placed to offer a high quality product and service to the market at a time of short supply.”

Photo: Just Us Air.

The Airbus A319neo completes its first flight

The first Airbus A319neo performed its first flight on March 31, 2017.

The smallest member of the A320neo Family, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, took off from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after a 5 hour flight.

It was piloted by Experimental test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser (below). They were assisted in the cockpit by Test-Flight Engineer Jean Michel Pin, while two flight test engineers Sylvie Loisel-Labaste and David O’nions directed the flight from the aircraft’s Test Engineer station.

This flight was the occasion for the crew to assess the general handling of the aircraft and to check the main systems. The A319neo, registered as D-AVWA, will be based in Toulouse in order to complete its flight test program.

Photos: Airbus.

 

A new Cyprus Airways receives its AOC

Cyprus Airways (2nd) (Larnaca) is a new version of the original flag carrier. The new Cyprus Airways has secured its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The company made this short statement on March 14, 2017:

We are delighted to inform you that Cyprus Airways received the Air Operator Certificate! We are very excited to begin flying soon!

The new carrier acquired its first aircraft, the pictured Airbus A319-114 5B-DCW (msn 1129, ex S7 Airlines VP-BTO), in December 2016 and operated a proving flight on March 4, 2017.

The original Cyprus Airways ended all operations on January 9, 2015.

All images by Cyprus Airways.

Sundair plans to start Airbus A319 operations in April 2017

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Sundair is a new German independent, middle-sized air carrier for the European market. According to its website, the new airline will offer leisure flights, ad-hoc charters and subservice flights.

Sundair is planning to start flight operations in April 2017 with Airbus A319s.

The prospective airline is based in Stralsund, Germany.

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