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Vistara to recreate Tata Air Services’ historic flight to Mumbai via Ahmedabad on October 15, 2018

"TATA SIA Airlines" retro livery - delivered on August 30, 2018

Vistara tomorrow (October 15) will recreate the historic first flight of TATA Air Services with a special flight (UK 1) between Delhi and Mumbai via Ahmedabad with its retroject VT-ATV.

According to the airline, October 15, 2018 marks the 86th Anniversary of the launch of TATA Air Services, India’s very first airline.

The historic Douglas DC-3 aircraft with the registration of VT-ATV first flight flew from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad.

The airline made this announcement:

Vistara unveiled its 22nd aircraft on September 1, 2018, an Airbus A320neo (pictured) with an extraordinary retro-livery (paint scheme) that is the first of its kind in India, along with a historic aircraft registration number.

The iconic retrojet took its first flight on September 5, complemented with retro-uniform and a special menu that tied the experience together perfectly. The grand livery has received a host of praises and has left all our customers and staff speechless!

This special day marks the 86th anniversary of the launch of Tata Air Services, India’s very first airline. Piloted by JRD Tata himself, the first flight flew from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad and, Vistara Retrojet will be recreating the historic flight by operating from Delhi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad for the first time ever!

Please find the flight schedule for VT-ATV for October 15, 2018:

Flight No. Origin Departure Time Destination Arrival Time
UK 1 Delhi 07:45 Ahmedabad 09:10
UK 1 Ahmedabad 09:55 Mumbai 11:10
UK 960 Mumbai 11:50 Delhi 14:10
UK 817 Delhi 16:05 Bengaluru 18:50
UK 818 Bengaluru 19:40 Delhi 22:20

Relive the golden days of flying aboard the VT-ATV with special retro-uniform for select cabin crew, inspired by the 1950s and 60s. The flight will also feature a menu with JRD Tata’s favourite dishes, as remembered by senior chefs at Taj Hotels. It includes Cheddar Cheese and Onion Omelette, Crêpe au Champignon, Meat Medley, Waldorf Salad, Minestrone Soup, Herb Roast Chicken, Goan Prawn Curry and Crème Caramel.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Vistara): Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWIN (VT-ATV) (msn 8326) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943126.

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SAS presents its 2019 summer schedule – 6 new destinations and 17 new nonstop routes

SAS' 2018 "Netflix - The Rain" promotional livery

SAS has made this announcement:

SAS is continuing to strengthen its offer by opening 17 new direct routes from Scandinavia in summer 2019 and 6 totally new destinations – Catania, Florence, Marseille, Cornwall Newquay, Szczecin and Antalya.

Demand for summer travel is increasing. SAS is therefore offering a number of new direct flights and destinations in summer 2019 and increasing frequency to several of the most popular travel hot spots. New destinations from Stockholm Arlanda are Catania Sicily, Marseille, Naples and Reykjavik while Gothenburg Landvetter will gain a direct flight to Faro in Portugal.

“Interest in travel continues to grow and I am delighted that we can not only offer a number of new destinations next summer but also increase our presence at some of the most popular designations for Scandinavians. We want more people to fly with us and discover the world, but with a smaller carbon footprint. To this end, SAS is striving to create sustainable travel, in the form of various initiatives such as biofuel, new aircraft with lower fuel consumption and emissions, and by reducing food waste and the use of plastics onboard,” says Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO, SAS.

Other exciting summer news is direct flights from Copenhagen to Cornwall Newquay. Poland also continues to attract visitors from Scandinavia and SAS is launching a direct route to Szczecin from Copenhagen.


SAS summer news – new destinations and direct flights:

SAS summer news 2019 Sweden
From Stockholm: Marseille, Catania, Naples, Reykjavik. From Gothenburg: Faro

SAS summer news 2019 Norway
From Oslo: Faro and Antalya From Bergen: Nice, Alanya From Stavanger: Alanya

SAS summer news 2019 Denmark
From Copenhagen: Szczecin, Florence, Marseille, Catania, Cornwall Newquay. From Aarhus: Rome, Faro

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SAS): Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-ROA (msn 7602) (Netflix – The Rain) FRA (Bernhard Ross). Image: 943787.

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Sky Airline of Chile presents its first Airbus A320neo in Santiago

Sky Airline (Chile) Airbus A320-251N WL CC-AZC (msn 8444) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 943805.

On October 3 2018 Chilean low-cost airline SKY Airline presented to media, authorities, spotters and other guests, its first Airbus A320neo.

The airliner, an Airbus A320-251N is registered as CC-AZC (msn 8444), is owned and operated by the lessor ALC A320 8444, LLC. It is the very first brand-new aircraft ever acquired by SKY in its history.

The presentation, leaded by SKY CEO Holger Paulmann, consisted of two flights with the guests over Santiago de Chile, highlighting the different touristic attractions of Chile’s capital.

The aircraft arrived in Chile on September 23 2018.
Its first revenue flight took place on September 28, 2018 from Santiago to Arica.

Sky Airline (Chile) Airbus A320-251N WL CC-AZC (msn 8444) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 943806.

Since then, CC-AZC has made daily flights to that city in the extreme north of Chile, and Punta Arenas in the southern tip of the country, with stopovers in intermediate cities.
Its first international flight took place on October 4, between Santiago (SCL) and Lima, in Perú (LIM).
Alvaro Romero reporting from Chile.
Copyright Photos: Sky Airline (Chile) Airbus A320-251N WL CC-AZC (msn 8444) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 943805.
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Airbus delivers the first A320neo to Sky Airline of Chile

First Airbus A320neo for Sky Airline of Chile

Sky Airline has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, on lease from ALC, at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse.

Sky Airline’s A320neo is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines and has a capacity of 186 passengers, incorporating innovative Space Flex features.

This new A320neo joins Sky Airline’s existing fleet of 15 A320 Family aircraft, and is the first of 21 A320neos to be leased by the airline.

The A320neo Family is the aircraft of choice for airlines in Latin America, capturing 680 orders and commitments from lessors and nine customers, representing over 70 percent of orders in the new generation single-aisle aircraft market.

Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the efficient A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 15 percent fuel and COsavings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 as well as 50 percent noise reduction. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent of the market.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Airbus): Sky Airline (Chile) Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWDY (CC-AZC) (msn 8444) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943415.

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Royal Brunei introduces a special livery for its Airbus A320neo aircraft

First Airbus A320neo for Royal Brunei

Royal Brunei Airlines has made this announcement on social media:

Thrilled to showcase our new A320neo livery to celebrate the very best of Brunei tourism! Decked with traditional songket patterns and showcasing some of Brunei’s most fascinating landmarks, lush rainforests and stunning underwater scenery.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Royal Brunei): Royal Brunei Airlines Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWBH (V8-RBA) (msn 8231) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 941738.

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Vistara revisits the past with a retro jet and retro crew uniforms

"TATA SIA Airlines" retro livery - delivered on August 30, 2018

Vistara Airlines on September 1, 2018 formally unveiled the retro livery on its new Airbus A320 VT-ATV. The pictured VT-ATV was handed over to the airline on August 30, 2018.

The airline made the announcement on social media:

The moment is finally here. Presenting VT-ATV, a special livery painted in retro color scheme, similar to that on the 1940s Tata Airlines DC-3 aircraft.

The airline also showcased classic retro uniforms:

Our flagship flights will also consist of a special menu with some of J.R.D Tata’s favorite dishes to tie the experience together.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Vistara): Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWIN (VT-ATV) (msn 8326) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943126.

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SAS reports strong earnings in peak seasons

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-DOZ (msn 7565) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943344.

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has issued its financial report, ending on July 31, 2018:

MAY 2018 – JULY 2018

  • Revenue: MSEK 13,146 (12,210)
  • Earnings before tax and nonrecurring items: MSEK 1,978 (1,863)
  • EBT: MSEK 2,004 (1,973)
  • Net income for the period: MSEK 1,546 (1,535)
  • Return on invested capital (ROIC), LTM: 13% (13%)
  • Earnings per common share SEK 3.97 (4.39)
  • Outlook for 2017/2018 is upgraded to around SEK 2 billion (page 10)

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-DOZ (msn 7565) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943344.

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