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Greater Bay Airlines is granted its AOC

Greater Bay Airlines-GBA (Hong Kong) has announced it has received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC).

The new airline plans to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2021 with three Boeing 737-800 passenger aircraft.

GBA plans to have 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in service by 2022 and more than 30 by 2026.

GBA has applied to operate to a total of 104 destinations across the region, including Chinese Mainland, North Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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Flyr expands to Copenhagen, Paris and Rome

Flyr (Oslo) is again expanding in Europe.

Flyr previously added its first European destination, Alicante, Malaga and Nice on August 21. The company is now expanding its frequencies to Alicante and Malaga.

Now the new airline has announced it will also add three new destinations.

The airline issued this statement:

Flyr is launching three new routes to some favorite destinations among Norwegians: Copenhagen, Paris, and Rome.

Simultaneously, the new Oslo-based airline’s flight program will expand with more weekly departures to the popular destinations of Alicante and Malaga.

“We listened to our customers, and many wanted Flyr routes to Copenhagen, Paris, and Rome. In addition, we now also have the pleasure of expanding our route offerings for Norwegians who want to travel to Malaga and Alicante”, says Thomas Ramdahl, Commercial Director of Flyr.

Flyr’s first international routes went to Nice, Alicante, and Malaga on August 21, and the company has subsequently experienced great demand from Norwegians who want more weekly departures to Alicante and Malaga.

Flyr will launch several additional exciting destinations in the coming weeks.

Top Photo (all others by the airline): NewYard25.

ETF Airways prepares to take delivery of its first aircraft

ETF Airways (Dubrovnik) is a new airline in Croatia.

The new airline is preparing to take livery of its first Boeing 737-800 (ex-MALEV and S7 Airlines 737-8Q8 registered as 9A-ABC, msn 30667, ex OE-ISA and VP-BDH), leased from AerCap.

The aircraft has now been painted in Shannon, Ireland.

ETF will specialize in charter flights as well as ACMI and wet lease services.

REX adds its sixth Boeing 737-800

REX has made this announcement:

REX has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-800NG, the sixth to join the airline’s growing fleet of jet aircraft.

The 737, with the registration VH-RYU, touched down in Sydney after emerging from the lessor’s paint facility adorned in the distinctive REX livery.

It will soon enter service on the airline’s domestic network which now spans Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Canberra.

REX expects to take delivery of two more aircraft in July and hopes to grow its fleet of Boeing 737- 800 NG by the end of the year.

REX is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 60 Saab 340 and six Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft to 62 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the airline Rex, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator) and the two pilot academies, Australian Airline Pilot Academy in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat.

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Ryanair takes delivery of the last Boeing 737NG

Boeing announced on social media:

It’s the end of an era and the start of a new one. Ryanair took delivery of its last 737 NG on December 13. Thanks for being all-Boeing and get ready for the 737 MAX “Gamechanger”.

Myway Airlines adds its second Boeing 737-800, continues the certification process

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Myway Airlines (Tbilisi) is a new airline in the Republic of Georgia. The new airline took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 (4L-MWA) on September 23, 2017. It added its second Boeing 737-800 (4L-BQJ above and below) on November 9, 2017.

The upstart is now going through the certification process and expects to fly to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Images: Myway Airlines.

 

Samoa Airways starts operations

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Samoa Airways flight OL731 operated from Apia to Auckland today (November 14) opening a new chapter in aviation in Samoa. The new airline will also fly to Sydney.

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The airline is leasing Boeing 737-86N I-NEOS (msn 32733) from Neos.

The Somoan government decided to walk away from Virgin Samoa and create its own national airline.

Earlier this year, the Government of Samoa announced that, with the initial support of Fiji Airways, it would re-launch international jet services to and from Samoa. This airline alliance would help expand the “Pacific Partnership Alliance” and allow for more growth for airline routes into the South Pacific.

Samoa Airways is managed and staffed by a local team with extensive airline business and operational experience and wholly-owned by the Government of Samoa. In addition to air services, other key parts of the company’s business include ground handling services for Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways and non-commercial operators flying into Faleolo International Airport (Samoa’s gateway), as well as General Sales Agency services.

The new airline continued;

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Acknowledging the airline’s origins and links, Samoa Airway’s logo features an adapted version of the iconic coconut tree which since 1959 has been the symbol of Samoa’s national carrier.

To visitors, the coconut tree evokes warm tropical weather, beautiful beaches and the luxuriant Pacific environment which Samoa has in abundance.

For Samoans, the coconut tree has countless uses and like the growth trajectory of the ‘tree of life’, it also represents the resilience and versatility of Samoans to punch above their weight and proudly take their place on the global stage. Combined with its age-old culture and way of life, it’s these simple pleasures and authentic experiences which draw many visitors to Beautiful Samoa.

While the designs use the blue, red and white of the Samoan Flag, the airline’s livery also incorporates Samoan motifs which have a special meaning in Samoan culture.

All images by Samoa Airways.

West Atlantic to lease four 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters from GECAS

West Atlantic Airlines, a European dedicated cargo airline specializing in mail and express freight, has agreed to lease four Boeing 737-800 Freighters from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The airline will be the first operator to take delivery of the Boeing standard-body converted freighter. GECAS launched the program and provided the prototype aircraft to Boeing in 2016.

The first aircraft is currently undergoing the conversion at Boeing’s modification facility in Shanghai, with subsequent aircraft delivering in 2018 and 2019. This order will provide additional capacity to West Atlantic’s existing fleet of more than 50 freighters.

With 55 years of operating experience and detailed knowledge of the requirements of the express package and mail industries, West Atlantic is a proven supplier of custom-made capacity solutions throughout the EMEA region.

“GECAS is proud to provide these 737-800 converted freighters to West Atlantic,” stated Richard Greener, GECAS’ SVP & Manager Cargo, noting “transitioning into the Next Generation 737 is a logical step as West Atlantic defines its future fleet requirements.”

The 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter will be equipped with CFM56-7B engines, and carries up to 23.9 tonnes of cargo with 12 main deck positions over 2,000 nautical miles and is an exceptionally cost-effective standard-body freighter.

Image: GECAS.

Flybondi selects the Boeing 737-800 as its launch aircraft

Flybondi (flybondi.com) (Buenos Aires), a new low-cost carrier in Argentina, has selected the Boeing 737-800 as its launch aircraft. The new carrier is planning to launch operations in September 2017.

The new airline would also like to add the Boeing 737 MAX 200.

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Gol introduces its #VoaCanarinho logo jet

Gol Linhas Aereas has rolled out this Boeing 737-8EH registered PR-GUK (msn 35852) on March 3, 2017. The new logo jet is named #VoaCanarinho because of the yellow canary on the tail.

The airline and Confederação Brasileira de Futebol renewed their partnership for four more years.

#Voacanarinho!

Gol is the official airline of the Brazilian National Football Team.

Photos: Gol.