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Transport Canada reinstates West Wind Aviation’s Air Operator Certificate

West Wind Aviation ATR 42-300 C-GWWC (msn 209) (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 941824.

Transport Canada has reinstated West Wind Aviation’s Air Operator Certificate for its commuter operations after a review of the company’s operations. The reinstatement is effective immediately and allows the company to provide commercial air service in Canada.

West Wind Aviation has addressed Transport Canada’s concerns regarding the deficiencies in its Operational Control System. Transport Canada will closely monitor West Wind Aviation to verify that the company remains compliant with aviation safety regulations.

On December 22, 2017, Transport Canada suspended West Wind Aviation’s Air Operator Certificate because of deficiencies in the company’s Operational Control System. An effective Operational Control System ensures that a company’s day-to-day actions are compliant with safety requirements for things such as the dispatching of personnel and aircraft. The safety and security of Canadians is a top priority and the department will not hesitate to take swift action when a deficiency is detected.

Copyright Photo: West Wind Aviation ATR 42-300 C-GWWC (msn 209) (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 941824.

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Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300 with 54 people on board is missing in Indonesia

Trigana Air Service (Jakarta) flight TGN 267 with 49 passengers and five crew members on board and operating between Jayapura to Oksibil in Papua, eastern Indonesia has gone missing today (August 16). The airliner is now overdue and is feared to have crashed in the remote area. The flight was operated with an ATR 42-300 registered as PK-YRN (msn 102). The flight crew lost radio contact with ATC before 1500 (3 pm) local time after taking off from Sentani Airport at Papua’s regional capital of Jayapura (see the map below).

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The company started regional operations in 1991.

Read more from The Guardian: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister-ship ATR 42-300 PK-YRP (msn 050) taxies at Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

Google Map:

Map Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

 

The new Canadian North and First Air codeshare agreement starts on July 27

Canadian North Inc. (Yellowknife) and First Air (Ottawa) announced in May they had reached an agreement to codeshare on selected flights operated by both airlines in the far north region of Canada. The two carriers had previously planned to merge but later called off the merger. The codeshare agreement was their alternative to a planned merger.

The codeshare agreement will start on July 27 with significant changes for both carriers.

According to both Canadian regional carriers, “Introducing this codeshare will significantly improve flight schedules, provide greater choice for customers and continue to improve the sustainability of our airline. This agreement is less complex than a merger agreement, however many of the benefits envisioned previously in a merger scenario will be realized with it. Unlike a merger though, where a single merged firm sets prices post-merger, under this codeshare agreement each party will continue to independently set prices and compete for business.”

Canadian North continued;

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“Our airline operates in one of the most challenging geographical and economic environments anywhere in the world,” says Canadian North President Steve Hankirk. “With escalating costs, shrinking travel budgets and increasing competition, we must always be looking for new, more efficient ways of offering our scheduled service to northerners. This codeshare agreement is a breakthrough that brings even more choice to our northern customers and ensures our long term sustainability.”

Canadian North northern point of view

Above: Canadian North: “Our northern point of view” (click for full size view).

Canadian North has now published a new flight schedule in its reservation system allowing customers to make reservations through all booking channels. The first codeshare flight will take to the skies in late July. The following are highlights of the enhancements being made to the current flight schedule as a result of the codeshare agreement:

Iqaluit – Ottawa

The flight schedule will be enhanced by separating current flight times,
delivering additional choices for our customers, with early morning and
early afternoon departure times.

Cambridge Bay and the Kitikmeot

Daily Boeing jet flights between Yellowknife and Cambridge Bay will be
implemented, replacing the existing Dash-8 turboprop flights.

Edmonton, Yellowknife and the Mackenzie Valley

Daily jet service up and down the Mackenzie Valley will continue, and a
Monday and Friday non-stop flight will be added between Yellowknife and
Inuvik.

A Monday morning flight will be introduced from Yellowknife to Edmonton.

Trans Arctic

Combined service will continue with three days per week service.

Graph of the changes:

Canadian North-First Air Codeshare Graph

 

More details from Airline Route: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Canadian North’s Bombardier (de Havilland Canada) DHC-8-106 Dash 8 C-GRGI (msn 304) taxies at the yellowknife base.

Canadian North aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. First Air’s ATR 42-300 C-GKLB (msn 331) with the wolf on the tail is also seen at Yellowknife, a common connecting point for both carriers.

Canadian North current route map (click on the map for the full side view):

Canadian North 7.2015 Route Map

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Blue Islands decides to codeshare with CityJet

Blue Islands (Jersey, UK) as we previously reported, is dropping its services to Amsterdam, Paris (CDG), and Zurich. Instead it will start a new codeshare agreement with CityJet (Dublin). Amsterdam (January 4, 2015), Paris (CDG) (January 5) and Zurich (December 31, 2014) are being eliminated from Jersey as the company slims its network.

London City Airport reported on their site:

“Blue Islands, the Channel Islands airline, is joining forces with one of Europe’s leading regional airlines, CityJet. This new partnership will provide those travelling from the Channel Islands with easy access to major European cities on hundreds of connecting codeshare flights every week from London City Airport through the CityJet network.”

Read the full story: CLICK HERE

In a statement on wharf.co.uk, CityJet’s chief commercial officer Patrick Lukan said: “This codeshare opens a number of new European destinations for Blue Island passengers through our extensive network from London City Airport, together with increased choice, convenience and flexibility.”

Blue Islands’ managing director Rob Veron said: “Just one booking takes care of everything, passengers can check in bags to their final destination across Europe, improving the overall customer experience. Also, the extra flight to London City means there is more choice when visiting London for half day trips to the City when needed.”

The connecting flights to Amsterdam and Paris will begin on January 5, 2015.

Blue Islands is also ending its twice-weekly Zurich service on that date. Future dates for connecting flights are to be announced.
The new service between Jersey and London City will take off at 1pm and return to the island at 2.40pm.

Flight capacity between London City and Jersey will also increase by 45% when Blue Islands launch an additional lunchtime service to the capital.

Read the full article: CLICK HERE

Report by Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock from Manchester.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 42-300 G-DRFC (msn 007) taxies at Zurich.

Blue Islands: AG Slide Show

Stobart Air sets new passenger records for the Aer Lingus Regional operation in May

Stobart Air (formerly Aer Arann) (Dublin) has issued this statement for its expanding Aer Lingus Regional operation:

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has announced a 35% increase in passenger numbers for the month of May 2014 compared to the same month last year. It represents the eleventh consecutive month of passenger growth for the airline.

May 2014 was a record breaking month for the airline as it flew 122,079 passengers, 31,589 more than May 2013 and 1,191 more than the previous record set in August 2013.

Total passenger numbers for the year to date are up 23% compared to this time last year. Passenger numbers on the airline’s Dublin routes were up 49%, with the Dublin-Kerry route seeing an increase of 21% in May. The Dublin–Bristol route saw an increase of 22% due to the deployment of new aircraft on the route and an increase to three daily flights for the summer months.

Aer Lingus Regional passenger numbers from the UK connecting to trans-Atlantic flights has more than doubled in the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2013. This was due to Aer Lingus’ new San Francisco and Toronto services. Boston and New York bound passengers from Birmingham and Manchester via Shannon Airport has proven to be very popular

Passenger numbers on the airline’s Cork services saw a second consecutive month of growth with an 11% increase from the same month last year. The Cork-Bristol route increased by 14%, while the Cork-Manchester route saw a 17% increase in May.

A focus on providing services for major sporting events continued to be a key driver in passenger growth for the airline. May’s Heineken Cup Final in Cardiff contributed a 44% monthly increase in passenger numbers on the airline’s services to the Welsh capital alone.

Routes from Shannon Airport also saw a significant growth with a 15% increase in May compared to the same month last year.

‘May 2014 was a record period for us and our eleventh successive month of passenger growth. New and expanded routes, along with our investment in new aircraft are resonating with passengers. It is notably that growth is occurring across the network and at each of our bases in Dublin, Shannon and Cork.’

Copyright Photo: SM Fitzwilliams Collection/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 42-300 EI-CBK (msn 199) arrives back at Dublin.

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Aer Lingus Regional: AG Slide Show

 

conViasa’s ATR 42-300 YV1010 crashes on takeoff, 13 killed

ConViasa (Caracas) flight V0 2351 operated by ATR 42-300 YV1010 (msn 371) with 47 crew and passengers on aboard, crashed today (September 13) shortly after take-off from Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela while operating a domestic scheduled passenger flight to Porlamar, Margarita Island. The aircraft reportedly crashed into a steel factory with at least 13 people killed. YV1010 was delivered on September 5, 2006 and was destroyed.

Copyright Photo: Aviamil.

UTair Aviation (Russia) sets up UTair Ukraine

 

UTair (Ukraine) ATR 42-300 UR-UTB (09)(Grd) HEL (HK)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Harri Koskinen. ATR 42-320 UR-UTB (msn 386) is pictured on the ramp at Helsinki on November 2, 2009. Note the new original art tail design. The airliner was delivered on the same day.

UTair Aviation (Khanty Mansiysk) has set up an Ukrainian subsidiary.