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Flyr is coming to Hamburg

Delivered on April 28, 2022

Flyr (Oslo) has announced it will begin flying the Oslo – Hamburg route starting on August 15.

The new route will be operated four days a week.

In other news, the new airline flew a total of 149,100 guests travelled with Flyr in May, an increase of 22% compared to April. The loyalty program Flyr + which was introduced in March is now counting 160,000 members. Sales are continuing to increase with 1.2 million tickets sold so far, and the last days have been averaging over 10,000 sold tickets per day.

The airline continued;

Production was 270.4 million ASK in the month, with on average nine aircraft in operation. Load factor was 62.1%, with Yield in the month of NOK 0.52.

Flyr had a regularity in operations during May of 99.4 % and punctuality of 89.7%.

  • Sale of tickets for the summer season continues to increase, and for June we expect a load factor up towards 80%. What we are most proud of and give us most motivation, is all the positive feedback we have received from all those who have chosen to fly with us so far, says Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of Flyr.

Unit revenue (PASK) in May was NOK 0.34, while the average PASK from first flight in June 2021 was NOK 0.30.

Currently Flyr has a fleet of 10 aircraft, and 2 additional aircraft will be delivered during the summer. At the end of May, Flyr has 41 FTE’s per aircraft, which is in line with the planned progression to reach the targeted cost level.

Besides domestic routes in Norway, the airline flies to popular sunny destinations in southern Europe:

Top Copyright Photo: Flyr has joined the Boeing 737 MAX club. Flyr Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 LN-FGH (msn 43354) OSL (Jay Selman). Image: 404170.

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Akasa Air takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Akasa Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (VT-YAA).

The new airline from India has released these photos of the ceremony.

Akasa Air Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 VT-YAA (msn 62871) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 957819.

Above Copyright Photo: Akasa Air Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 VT-YAA (msn 62871) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 957819.

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China Southern Airlines is uncertain on whether it will take any more Boeing 737 MAX deliveries

China Southern Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 B-1122 (msn 43951) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957667.

China Southern Airlines has stated it has not yet confirmed a timetable for the delivery of its remaining Boeing 737 MAX jets on order from Boeing.

The airline has 24 Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s grounded in China although Chinese authorities has authorized the type to fly again.

Complicating the issue has been the dramatic downturn in traffic in China due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

Previously the airline predicted 39 MAX jets would be delivered in 2022, 37 in 2023 and 27 in 2024. This is now in doubt.

Top Copyright Photo: China Southern Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 B-1122 (msn 43951) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957667.

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Caribbean Airlines to restore the Tobago – New York JFK route

Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 9Y-GUY (msn 43319) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957318.

Caribbean Airlines has announced the re-start of nonstop service between Tobago and New York (JFK) on May 5.



POS-TAB BW 422 WED 10:25 PM 10:55 PM
TAB-JFK BW 422 THURS 12:25 AM 5:30 AM
JFK-TAB BW 423 THURS 7:30 AM 12:25PM
TAB-POS BW 423 THURS 1:25 PM 1:55PM

Caribbean Airlines was established on September 27, 2006, and commenced operations on January 1, 2007.

Caribbean Airlines operates flights to 22 destinations in the Caribbean and North and South America out of its hubs in Piarco, Trinidad and Kingston, Jamaica.

The airline continues to improve connectivity in the Caribbean region and is expanding in the Eastern Caribbean with services from Barbados to Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia with other destinations to be added.

The airline’s fleet is comprised of Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, Boeing 737-800NG and ATR 72-600 aircraft.


Top Copyright Photo: Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 9Y-GUY (msn 43319) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957318.

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Ukraine International Airlines to operate charter flights from Lodz (LCJ) and Wraclaw (WRO) Airports

Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N5573K (msn ) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957310.

Ukraine International Airlines, despite Russia’s unprovoked invasion of its Ukraine homeland, is still alive and functioning. The flag carrier has made this announcement concerning the use of UIA aircraft outside of Ukraine:

UIA offers its partners operation of charter and humanitarian flights outside Ukraine and “wet leasing” cooperation.

In times of martial law and the closure of Ukrainian airspace, UIA strives to maintain operations in order to ensure its contribution to the economic stability of Ukraine. UIA successfully passes periodic audits for compliance with modern IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) operational safety requirements, covering all aspects of the airline’s activities.

UIA invites airlines and partners to join the economic support of Ukraine, taking advantage of the availability of UIA aircraft for charter and humanitarian flights outside Ukraine and concluding “wet leasing” agreements. Using our aircraft, you support UIA operations during the war and help pay taxes to the state budget of Ukraine.

ATTENTION PARTNERS! UIA provides an operational opportunity to carry out passenger, charter and humanitarian flights outside Ukraine in the Polish direction – to/from Lodz (LCJ) and Wraclaw (WRO) airports, using a Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with a passenger capacity of 186 – 215 seats and a carrying capacity of 18,000 kg with the volume of the cargo compartment – 103 m3.

In order to organize cooperation using UIA aircraft outside Ukraine, please contact:

Cooperation is possible only with companies that do not fly to Russia and Belarus, and also do not receive funding from these countries.

Officially the carrier has suspended flights within Ukraine until at least May 31, 2022.

Top Copyright Photo: This airframe is not likely to be delivered by Boeing to UIA, a victim of Putin’s war. Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N5573K (msn 43976) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957310.

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Corendon Airlines launches operations from Denmark

Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N57002 (TC-MKZ) (msn 61855) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957288.

Corendon Airlines (Turkey) is now also getting started in Denmark.

The airline started operations at CPH on April 8, 2022.

The Turkish airline is operating two flights a week to Dalaman and Antalya.

The airline will be flying from Copenhagen and Billund to the most beautiful sunny destinations around the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands:

We fly from Copenhagen to the holiday destinations of Antalya and Gazipasa on the Mediterranean, Izmir and Bodrum on the Aegean, Dalaman on the Lycian coast and Konya in Central Anatolia – the city of mystic and scholar Mevlana, with its “whirling dervishes”. Fly from Billund to Antalya, Gazipasa and Bodrum.

The three top Greek destinations – the islands of Crete, Rhodes and Kos, are flown to from both Copenhagen and Billund. On the sun-drenched island of Crete, we serve the two airports of Chania and Heraklion.

From Copenhagen, we fly to the Canary Islands Gran Canaria and Tenerife with their unique volcanic nature, heavenly beaches and the world’s best climate as well as to the most popular holiday islands of the Mediterranean: Mallorca and Ibiza. We also fly to Mallorca from Billund.

Previously the airline launched operations from Glasgow on April 4 to Antalya and Dalaman throughout summer 2022.

As well as Newcastle:

Top Copyright Photo: Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N57002 (TC-MKZ) (msn 61855) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957288.

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Turkish Airlines is protecting the future of our world with its sustainability operations


Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Bringing together regions, cultures, and economies together with its flights operated to over 300 destinations in five continents, Turkish Airlines continues to open its wings for the future of our world. During 2021, global brand prevented tens of thousands of trees from being cut and hundreds of thousands of cubic meter water from being contaminated with its sustainability operations with four focal points: humanity, world, improvement, and management function.

Campaigning against the environmental problems facing our world at every area it is operating ranging from air cargo to catering onboard, from aircraft MRO to ground services at the airports, flag carrier’s latest initiative was to use environmentally friendly fuel during its Istanbul – Paris flight on  February 2, 2022. Global brand plans to increase the frequencies and destinations that use this fuel which is now being used on one flight per week for Paris, Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, London and Stockholm flights.

Aircraft maintenance hangar recycles rainwater to useable water

As the region’s foremost MRO company with the technical abilities it possesses, Turkish Technic promises a more environmentally conscious future with its renewed facilities. Turkish Technic’s C/D hangar which is one of the service locations of the company and Turkiye’s biggest aircraft maintenance facility under one roof, stores rainwater and turns it into usable water. This water which is stored and treated via rainwater collection system are then used all over the facility for day to day use and process water instead of drawing water from the city’s water supplies. During 2021, 54 percent of the facility’s water usage was met with rainwater.

Getting over 1 billion USD revenue with its 2021 operations, Turkish Technic makes a significant contribution to Turkiye’s exports while ensuring that by treating the water that was used during these operations, company prevented the waste of 1.471 million liters of water which equals to usage of 59 thousand people. On top of that, successful brand prevented 6710 trees from being cut by recycling 632 tons of non-hazardous waste and ensured 39,119 m3 of soil stayed clean by recovery of 700 tons of hazardous waste.

Turkish Cargo carries economy of Uganda to the future

As the fastest growing brand of global cargo sector, Turkish Cargo supports the projects that ease international trade in accordance with its sustainability strategy. Successful brand supports Uganda Project, one of the country projects of The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, which aims to improve and grow the export of Uganda. Turkish Cargo provides training support for Ugandan personnel, sharing its operational experience to contribute towards digitalization and improvement in capacity for air cargo sector in Uganda.

Electric vehicles of TGS travel approximately 38 thousand km every day

Turkish Ground Services (TGS) possesses 309 electric vehicles in 9 airports located in Istanbul and Anatolia and that number is rising every day. Ranging from pushback vehicles that move aircraft to baggage tractors, electric vehicles contribute to environmentally conscious operations of TGS. When the daily active hours of vehicles are counted, they collectively travel approximately 38 thousand km every day, almost the circumference of Earth.

Company’s environmentalist actions are not limited to this either. Working with zero waste goal on all of its work processes, ground services operator prevented 2152 tons of hazardous and 294 tons of non-hazardous waste from being mixed with nature during 2021 just on the airports in Istanbul.

Aircraft saved enough fuel to equal 292 thousand trees being planted in a year

Biggest returns for the environmentalist operations of Turkish Airlines comes from fuel saving efforts. By productively adapting processes such as single engine taxi methods, route optimizations and flight center of gravity during planning to operations, flag carrier saved 37,820 tons of fuel and prevented 116,809 tons of carbon emissions from being released to atmosphere during 2021. This equals to 292 thousand trees being planted or 473 flights between Istanbul and New York with wide body aircraft.

Operating with one of the world’s youngest fleets, flag carrier airline aims to increase its fuel-saving by enhancing its fleet with new generation aircraft.


Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 TC-LCD (msn 60035) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 945876.

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Lynx Air commences operations

Return flight from Vancouver on inaugural day, April 7, 2022

Lynx Air (Calgary) on April 7, 2022 flew its inaugural flight between Calgary and Vancouver.

Lynx has adopted the ultra low-cost carrier model, which has revolutionized air travel across Europe and the United States, offering low fares, flexibility and choice.

Lynx will operate a fleet of Boeing’s newest 737 aircraft, featuring leading-edge fuel-efficient technology. The airline has firm orders and lease agreements in place for a total of 46 aircraft over the next seven years to meet anticipated demand.

Top Copyright Photo: The inaugural flight is pictured arriving back into Calgary from Vancouver, on its second leg of its inaugural day. Lynx Air (Canada) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GJSL (msn 43312) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 957247.

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Icelandair to restore flights to Billund

Icelandair Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 TF-ICP (msn 44360) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 956925.

Icelandair will resume the Billund route in early April.

In 2022, the airline is adding a number of new destinations to the schedule, including summertime treats in Europe such as Rome, Nice and Alicante.

In North America, the company is returning to old favorites like Vancouver and Baltimore, and adding Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina to the mix.

The airline is also opening up Greenland for bucket-list explorers, flying to 4 destinations.


Top Copyright Photo: Icelandair Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 TF-ICP (msn 44360) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 956925.

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Woman power: Enter Air flies an all-female crew flight

Second Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 for Enter Air

Enter Air (Warsaw) has flown an all-female flight for the first time as announced on social media.

Enter Air (ICAO code: ENT) is a Polish charter airline. Currently, the company is the biggest such company in Poland and the second largest airline in our region.

Enter Air has 7 permanent operational bases in Europe:

Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw,

Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport,

Poznań-Ławica Airport,

Wrocław Airport,

Paris-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport

London Gatwick and Bristol

and Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel-Aviv.

Enter Air planes connect also other Polish cities, such as: Cracow, Gdańsk, Bydgoszcz and Łódź.

The Enter Air company was created in November 2009. The inaugural flight was performed on April 25, 2010 with a flight from Warsaw to the new Tunisian airport- Enfidha. Enter Air owns its own crew training center.

Currently, the fleet has 23 Boeing 737-800 and 2 Boeing 737-8 aircraft:

  • SP-ENG (B737-800)
  • SP-ENL (B737-800)
  • SP-ENM (B737-800)
  • SP-ENN (B737-800)
  • SP-ENO (B737-800)
  • SP-ENP (B737-800)
  • SP-ENQ (B737-800)
  • SP-ENR (B737-800)
  • SP-ENT (B737-800)
  • SP-ENU (B737-800)
  • SP-ENV (B737-800)
  • SP-ENW (B737-800)
  • SP-ENX (B737-800)
  • SP-ESA (B737-800)
  • SP-ESB (B737-800)
  • SP-ESC (B737-800)
  • SP-ESD(B737-800)
  • SP-ESE (B737-800)
  • SP-ESF (B737-800)
  • SP-ESG (B737-800)
  • SP-ESH (B737-800)
  • SP-ESK (B737-800)
  • SP-ESI (B737-800)
  • SP-EXA (B737-8)
  • SP-EXB (B737-8)

Top Copyright Photo: Enter Air Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 SP-EXB (msn 64296) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 944991.

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