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B&H Airlines to be liquidated

B&H Airlines (Sarajevo) will be liquidated. The flag carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina suspended schedule passenger operations on June 11. The federal government has decided to liquidate the carrier according to Balkans.com.

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The airline was originally founded in 1994 as Air Bosna and became the current B&H Airlines in June 2005.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

B&H Airlines crew

Photo Above: B&H Airlines. The personnel of the airline will lose their jobs.

Top Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212 T9-AAD (msn 464) approaches the runway at Zurich.

B&H Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Island Air to end all service to Kauai (Lihue)

Island Air (Honolulu) on June 1 will discontinue service to Kauai (LIH) and slightly adjust service between Honolulu and Maui (OGG) from eight round-trip flights a day to seven round-trips (Monday-Friday) and ten round-trip flights on weekends.

In addition, two of the Honolulu-Maui flights will continue on to Lanai (LNY) after picking up additional passengers in Maui, replacing five nonstop round-trips per day from Honolulu.

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-American Eagle/Executive Airlines ATR 72-210 N342AT (msn 345) prepares for its next flight at the Honolulu base.

Island Air aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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The former CEO of Air Mandalay questions whether it can resume operations

Air Mandalay (Yangon) suspended operations on December 10, 2014 with the announcement it would resume operations in late January or “no later than February”. The airline is planning to resume operations with one ATR 72-212 (above) and two newly-acquired Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets. However according to this report by Myanmar Times, “former CEO Gary Villiard, who resigned on November 14, 2014 due to conflict with the airline’s shareholders, said he did not believe it would be possible for the airline to resume services at the end of January.” The former CEO questioned whether “Air Mandalay had the financing and corporate affairs skills needed to turn the airline around.”

The company had planned to add new Boeing 737s next year.

Air Mandalay launched scheduled operations on October 18, 1994.

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Background information from the airline:

Air Mandalay Limited is a private joint venture company that was incorporated on October 6, 1994 to operate as Myanmar’s first privately owned airline and support the country’s tourism industry.

The airline has since established itself as a carrier of high standards with a wide domestic network and one regional link, to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It operates to all of Myanmar’s main tourist destinations and commercial hubs.

Air Mandalay tail (LRW)

 

According to the airline, “Air Mandalay’s logo depicts the mythological royal Hintha bird, which symbolizes loyalty, respect for traditional values, stability, good luck and prosperity.

The colors in our logo are also significant. Yellow represents the numerous golden pagodas found throughout Myanmar, which is often called the Golden Land. Burgundy signifies the color of the robes worn by Buddhist monks in Myanmar, thus representing religious values.”

Top Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Air Mandalay). ATR 72-212 XY-AIR (msn 467) departs from Yangon (formerly Rangon).

Air Mandalay aircraft slide show:

Route map before it suspended operations:

Air Mandalay 12.2014 Route Map

Air Mandalay to lease Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft

Air Mandalay Limited (Yangon) and Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) have signed a memorandum of collaboration  in support of working together toward Air Mandalay’s fleet renewal efforts. H.E. U Nyan Htun Aung, Minister of Transport of Myanmar and the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Derek J. Mitchell witnessed the signing.

Boeing will assist Air Mandalay with its efforts to procure Next-Generation 737 airplanes through leasing channels in support of Air Mandalay’s expansion plan.

The two parties commented:

“This memorandum is an important step in our growth strategy,” said Dato’ Adam Htoon, principal of Air Mandalay. “Due to the growth of tourism and business investment in Myanmar, air transportation has become an increasingly important contributor to both the nation’s economic growth and its infrastructure development. The country is looking to position itself as a major tourism destination capable of handling an increasing number of foreign visitors. The 737s will provide us with capabilities to support this critical national growth strategy.”

“We look forward to supporting Air Mandalay on its fleet expansion strategy, setting the foundation for a long and successful partnership between Air Mandalay and Boeing,” said Skip Boyce, president, Boeing Southeast Asia. “The Next-Generation 737 aircraft will provide Air Mandalay with market-leading efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort, allowing the airline to continue to prosper and grow in the region.”

Air Mandalay Limited is a private joint venture company that was incorporated on October 6, 1994 to operate as Myanmar’s first privately owned airline and support the country’s tourism industry. The airline, based in Yangon, has since established itself as a carrier of high standards with a wide domestic network and one regional link to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It operates to all of Myanmar’s main tourist destinations and commercial hubs. The airline also offers air charter services to destinations both within the country and regionally.

Air Mandalay currently operates ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Air Mandalay ATR 72-212 XY-AIR (msn 467) arrives at the Yangon hub.

Air Mandalay aircraft slide show:

Video: Flying on the ATR 72. Air Mandalay’s ATR 72-212 XY-AIR is taped operating into Heho Airport and landing on runway 18 from Mandalay International Airport as flight 6T 402 bound for Yangon. Situated at the edge of the mountainous Shan state at an elevation of 3,888 feet, the airport is the gateway to the picturesque Inle Lake. Videoed from Seat 5D.

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Current Route Map:

Air Mandalay 11.2014 Route Map

Island Air and American commence interline e-ticket sales

Island Air (Honolulu) and American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) are commencing interline e-ticket sales and airport through check-in for customers of both carriers. The new agreement allows both airlines to sell each other’s seats and place all flight segments on a single ticket. The agreement provides customers access to a larger route system to enhance their travel options.

At the airport, this relationship means boarding passes can be issued by either Island Air or American all the way through to the guests’ final destination without having to re-check in with the next carrier. The interline relationship relieves passengers holding a through, interline ticket of transferring baggage at the connecting airport.

“We continue to improve Island Air, and with this interline agreement with American Airlines, we will expand our customer base and offer even more value,” said Island Air CEO Paul Casey.

Island Air interline e-ticketing with American became available in all major computer reservations systems on June 27, 2014.

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group/AirlinersGallery.com. Former American Eagle-Executive Airlines ATR 72-210 N342AT (msn 345) sports the new 2014 livery at the Honolulu base.

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Aer Arann to become Stobart Air

Aer Arann (Dublin) on March 19, 2014 announced it would be changing its name to Stobart Air by the end of this year to better reflect its new ownership.

Stobart Group logo

According to Stobbart Group, “Stobart Air is operator of two complementary airport facilities, London Southend Airport and Carlisle Lake District Airport. The Group intends to grow Stobart Air significantly following the completion of London Southend Airport. London Southend Airport has developed new routes with major operators including Aer Lingus Regional, easyJet, Thomson Airways and First Choice with the ultimate aim of servicing up to two million passengers annually by 2020.

The Group is also pursuing air freight, maintenance and airport service opportunities at London Southend Airport, including airport retail, private facilities, lounges and fees generated from the rail terminal, which provides up to eight services an hour direct to London’s Liverpool Street Station.”

According to Wikipedia, “Aer Arann is owned by Everdeal Holdings Limited, which is 45% owned by the Stobart Group; 42% owned by Invesco; 8% owned by Cenkos Securities; and 5% owned by Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Aer Arann’s former Chairman. Stobart Group has an option to acquire complete control of the airline, by increasing its shareholding by a further 55% to 100%.”

Aer Arann was established in 1970 by James Coen and Ralph Langan to operate regular flights  between Galway and the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Operations began in August 1970 with a single Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander.

Besides operating for others as Stobart Air, the company will also continue to operate under the Aer Lingus Regional name as part of the franchise agreement with Aer Lingus.

Top Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212 EI-SLN (msn 405) in Aer Arann livery departs from Southend Airport (near London). Both entities are controlled by the Stobart Group.

Aer Arann: AG Slide Show

Aer Lingus Regional: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212 EI-SLM (msn 413) in Aer Lingus Regional franchise colors arrives at Southend.

Island Air to drop Molokai, Ohana by Hawaiian steps in

Island Air (Honolulu) will discontinue all passenger service to the island of Molokai and redeploy the ATR 72 to another route starting on April 1 per the Star Advertiser.

The decision was probably influenced by the plans of Ohana by Hawaiian to serve the route starting on March 11 from Honolulu.

Island Air now only serves three routes from Honolulu.

Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group. Freshly repainted ATR 72-210 N342AT (msn 345) displays the new 2014 livery at the Honolulu base.

Island Air: AG Slide Show

Route Map:

Island Air 1.2014 Route Map