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Arkia to fly the Tel Aviv – Yerevan route

Arkia's new 2017 livery

Arkia Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) will start a new weekly route from its Tel Aviv hub to Yerevan, Armenia. The new service will be operated with Embraer 195s per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Arkia Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-100LR 4X-EMC (msn 19000713) CFU (Antony J. Best). Image: 938868.

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Atlantic Airways orders its first Airbus A320

Atlantic Airways-Faroe Islands A320-200 (12)(Flt)(Airbus)(LRW)

Atlantic Airways (Vagar), based in the Faroe Islands, has signed a firm order for one new Airbus A320. With this order Atlantic Airways becomes a new A320 customer. The aircraft will be delivered at the end of 2016, enabling the carrier to tap into the growing passenger market between the Faroes and Copenhagen.

Atlantic Airways is buying the larger aircraft due to the increasing demand on the route between the Faroes and Copenhagen. The new craft will primarily serve this route.

Atlantic Airways’ new A320 will have 168 seats.

 

Above Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. The airline already operates three Airbus A319s. The pictured A319-115 OY-RCG (msn 5079) completes its final approach to the Greek island of Corfu.

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According to the airline, “Currently, there are three Airbus 319 in Atlantic Airways’ fleet, one of which the company owns while it leases the other two. The leasing contracts for the two aircrafts expire in September 2016. The company plans to extend one of these contracts to secure sufficient capacity until the new aircraft has been acquired and while the new NORTH routes are being built up.

Until the fall of 2016, Atlantic Airways has opted to serve the NORTH routes with Airbus A319s. In this trial period the company will determine whether it is feasible to acquire a smaller plane to serve these routes. The company is still researching what type of aircraft is ideal for the NORTH routes.

In summary, within the next few years, Atlantic Airways plans to have a fleet consisting of an Airbus A320, an Airbus A319 and an aircraft suited for the NORTH routes.”

Atlantic Airways A319-100 (12)(Flt)(Atlantic)(LR)

Image above: Atlantic Airways.

The aircraft has Required Navigation Performance (RNP 0.1) capability built-in, which enables the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using state-of-the-art on-board navigation systems. Atlantic Airways were the first airline in Europe to use the Required Navigation Performance approach.

Top Image: Airbus (all others by Atlantic Airways).

Atlantic Airways aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) 8-2013 Route Map

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AG Ad - Captain's Log 5.2015 (LRW)

DanubeWings to start Ostrava-Vienna service on January 14, 2013

DanubeWings (DanubeWings.com) (Bratislava) will start a new route connecting Ostrava (Czech Republic) with Vienna commencing on January 14, 2013. The new route will be flown with ATR 72s per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Wingnut. ATR 72-202 OM-VRA (msn 373) arrives at the Greek holiday isle of Corfu.

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Iraqi Airways returns to the European Union

 

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Iraqi Airways (Baghdad) on Thursday (March 26) returned to the European Union after 19 years. The airline scheduled a weekly Baghdad-Athens-Stockholm (Arlanda) flight. However the flight was actually operated by Seagle Air’s Boeing 737-33A OM-HLB (msn 25011). The flag carrier was banned by an international embargo after Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. The company plans to add scheduled flights to Germany as well as to Bahrain, Doha and destinations in India.