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ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo-Haneda) will soon be unveiling a 1969 retrojet on a Boeing 767-300. It will enter service on December 1, 2009, initially on the Tkoyo (Haneda)-Miyazaki and Tokyo (Haneda)-Kagoshima routes. ANA plans to retain this retrojet livery for four years. This “Mohican Blue” color scheme was introduced in 1969 with the first Boeing 737-200. The current two-tone blue color scheme was introduced in 1983 and is called “Triton Blue”.
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MALEV Hungarian Airlines (Budapest) returned to St. Petersburg (Pulkovo) yesterday with twice-weekly flights. The company launched its first service between the two cities in 1970 and had operated on the route for 30 years until service was suspended.
Aegean Airlines (Athens) and Olympic Airlines (Athens) today are facing a long day of country-wide general strikes in Greece including the air traffic controllers. Aegean has already cancelled 50 flights and Olympic has cancelled 140 flights. The workers are protesting low wages and job cuts.