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Is this a new livery for Eastern 3?

Eastern Airlines (3rd) (formerly Dynamic International Airways) has this image and logo on their website:

Is this a new livery and logo coming for the carrier? Currently the airline uses a basic Swift Air livery and blue/yellow logo (below).

The company completed a restructuring and name change in 2018.

In April 2018, Dynamic International Airways acquired the license to use the Eastern name from Swift Air.

Eastern Air Lines (2nd), the resurrection of the Eastern historic name and logo, was acquired by Swift Air in 2017. The last flight was conducted on September 14, 2017.

Eastern (3rd) aircraft slide show:

Below Copyright Photo: Eastern Airlines (3rd) Boeing 767-336 ER N703KW (msn 24343) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 941554.

Third version of Eastern, ex Dynamic International Airways

 

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British Airways operates the last Boeing 767-300 revenue flight

Type Retired: November 25, 2018 (flight BA 663 between Larnaca and London Heathrow with G-BZHA)

British Airways last night (November 25), as planned, operated the last Boeing 767-300 revenue flight (flight BA 663) between Larnaca (LCA) and London (Heathrow).

According to FlightAware, flight BA 663 arrived at LHR at 2234 (10:34 pm) with the pictured G-BZHA.

British Airways introduced the type in 1990. G-BNWB was the first to arrive on February 8, 1990. BA has been gradually retiring the type since 2013 and was down to two aircraft at the end.

British Airways issued this statement:

  • 767 first entered fleet in 1990, flying over 425,000 commercial flights
  • Last commercial flight took place yesterday, Larnaca – Heathrow, before being retired to St Athan in Wales today
  • Retirement comes just days after airline takes delivery of 30th 787 Dreamliner

British Airways today bids farewell to one of the most iconic aircraft in its fleet, the Boeing 767. The airline’s final two 767s are being retired to St Athan in Wales after the last commercial flight – Larnaca in Cyprus to Heathrow – took place yesterday (November 25).

Since British Airways operated its first 767 in February 1990 on a short hop to Paris, the fleet of aircraft have completed over 425,000 commercial flights. Frankfurt was the route where enthusiasts could spot the 767 most frequently, with the aircraft completing nearly 15,000 flights to and from the airport, but the aircraft has also been used to serve routes from Abu Dhabi, to Calgary and New York. While it was initially used for long-haul, in recent years it has been reconfigured for use on short-haul, including to Athens and Larnaca as well as on some domestic routes.

The retirement comes as British Airways looks to the future of its fleet. Just days ago, the airline took delivery of its 30th Boeing 787 Dreamliner – the newest aircraft in its fleet. Not only is the Dreamliner around 40 per cent quieter than other aircraft it also uses 20 per cent less fuel than similarly sized aircraft. This means a reduction in carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. But it’s not just the 787 being added to British Airways’ fleet. Later in the year the airline will take delivery of another pioneering aircraft – its first Airbus A350, part of the airline’s £4.5bn investment for customers over the next five years.

On the 767 retirement, British Airways Director of Flight Operations, Captain Al Bridger, said: “The 767 has been a brilliant part of our fleet, flying some of our most popular routes and giving customers what was an industry-leading service in its time. It’s fitting that as the final 767 leaves the fleet, we take our 30th delivery of another industry-leading aircraft, the 787, which offers customers an exceptional experience in the skies.”

The final 767 commercial flight took place on aircraft registration G-BZHA. This aircraft first flew in 1998 and has flown an estimated 23 million miles. It has visited Larnaca 900 times in its life, but its most popular route is actually to Athens, where it’s completed 1,275 round trips. It is estimated that this aircraft has carried around 4 million customers across nearly 23,000 flights.

Top Copyright Photo (all other images by BA): British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BZHA (msn 29230) LHR (SPA). Image: 925136.

British Airways aircraft slide show:

Below Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWV (msn 27140) (Colum) LHR (Bruce Drum). Image: 102176.

British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWV (msn 27140) (Colum) LHR (Bruce Drum). Image: 102176.

British Airways aircraft slide show (historic liveries):

Bottom Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWZ (msn 25733) LHR (SPA). Image: 932817.

British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWZ (msn 25733) LHR (SPA). Image: 932817.

OpenSkies ends Boeing operations, retires the brand

Type Retired: September 2, 2018 (BA8004 Newark - Paris Orly)

OpenSkies (Paris-Orly) was the trans-Atlantic airline of the International Airlines Group (IAG). It now operates under the Level brand with the retirement of the last Boeing aircraft.

The airline was a full-service carrier and offered three class service cabins on board its Boeing aircraft and operated between Paris-Orly Airport and both Newark and New York (JFK).

OpenSkies on social media announced the end:

On Monday, September 3, 2018 at 8:40 am: ultimate landing at Paris Orly for OpenSkies. We thank all of you for your loyalty, trust and enthusiasm!

Previously the carrier announced on September 2, 2018:

Today (September 2) at 7:00 pm, flight BA8004 from Newark to Paris, marks the last takeoff of the company OpenSkies. We thank our teams and all the passengers for having shared Transatlantic memories since 2008.

The last flight was operated with Boeing 767-300 F-HILU on this flight from EWR to ORY.

Previously the last Boeing 757-200 flight was operated by F-HAVN on August 25, 2018 from Paris (Orly) to Newark.

Top Copyright Photo: OpenSkies (British Airways) Boeing 767-336 ER F-HILU (msn 24341) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937268.

OpenSkies aircraft slide show:

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British Airways schedules the last Boeing 767 revenue flight

British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWA (msn 25333) LHR (SPA). Image: 931054.

British Airways has extended the service life of its dwindling Boeing 767-300 fleet to late November 2018. Subject to change, the last BA Boeing 767-300 revenue flight is now scheduled for November 25, 2018.

According to Airline Route, the last revenue flight will be from Larnaca (LCA) to London (Heathrow) (LHR) on November 25, 2018, probably as flight BA 663.

Top Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWA (msn 25333) LHR (SPA). Image: 931054.

British Airways aircraft slide show:

Some liveries worn over the years:

"City of Lisbon" with promotional "The World's Biggest Offer" sub-titles

Above Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWE (msn 24337) (The World’s Biggest Offer) CDG (Christian Volpati). Image: 932809.

British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWV (msn 27140) (Colum) LHR (Bruce Drum). Image: 102176.

Above Copyright Photo: British Airways Boeing 767-336 ER G-BNWV (msn 27140) (Colum) LHR (Bruce Drum). Image: 102176.

Dynamic International Airways becomes the third version of Eastern Airlines

Third version of Eastern, ex Dynamic International Airways

As previously reported, Dynamic International Airways (Greensboro, NC) exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 8, 2018 after its reorganization plan was approved by the bankruptcy court. The carrier was requesting to do business as (dba) Eastern Air Lines (3rd). The Eastern name was retired by Swift Air with the folding of the second version of Eastern. The Eastern 737s were absorbed by Swift Air.

Eastern 2 operated its last revenue flight on September 14, 2017 with flight EA 3148 between Havana and Miami operated with N276EA. The Eastern 2 AOC was retired.

The third version of Eastern is operating its Boeing 767s under the Eastern name. The company wants to grow the 767 fleet to around 10 aircraft.

The FAA has approved the name change to Eastern Airlines.

This Eastern-titled Boeing 767 has been painted but the company has adopted the colors of parent Swift Air rather than the familiar color scheme of the previous Eastern 1 and Eastern 2.

Copyright Photo: Eastern Airlines (3rd) Boeing 767-336 ER N703KW (msn 24343) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 941554.

Level to launch four long-haul routes from Paris Orly, the OpenSkies brand to be retired

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2017

International Airlines Group will launch flights to Montreal, Newark, Guadeloupe and Martinique from Paris Orly from July 2018 via Level its low cost longhaul airline brand.
Fares start from €99 one way.

  • Flights to Montreal start on July 2, 2018 and operate three times per week.
  • Flights to Guadeloupe start on July 3, 2018 and operate four times per week.
  • Flights to Martinique start on September 3, 2018 and operate three times per week.
  • Flights to Newark start on September 4, 2018 and operate four times per week.

Level will base two Airbus A330-200 aircraft at Orly, each with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats.

Checked luggage (plus a free cabin bag), meals, seat selection and the latest movie releases will be complimentary for customers flying in premium economy. Those travelling in economy can chose what they want to buy based on a menu of choices. Next generation inflight technology will be available for all customers with a wide range of onboard entertainment options. There is also super-high speed internet connectivity with prices starting at €8.99.

Customers can also earn and redeem Avios, IAG airlines’ loyalty currency, giving them the opportunity to fly to 380 destinations across the Group’s network.

Level’s Paris flights will be operated by staff who currently work for IAG’s French airline OpenSkies which is based at the airport. The OpenSkies brand will cease to operate at the end of next summer and all its staff will operate Level flights.

OpenSkies (British Airways) Boeing 767-336 ER F-HILU (msn 24341) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937268.

Above Copyright Photo: OpenSkies (British Airways) Boeing 767-336 ER F-HILU (msn 24341) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937268.

Flights from Orly to New York will continue to operate under the OpenSkies brand until the end of summer 2018.

In Barcelona, Level will launch a new route to Boston on March 28, 2018. Flights will operate up to three times each week for the summer season. A third A330-200 aircraft will be added to the Barcelona fleet later in the summer providing the opportunity to expand its network further.

Level flies currently from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, San Francisco (Oakland) and Punta Cana with a summer service to Los Angeles.

Top Copyright Photo: Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOU (msn 1777) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938159.

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