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Ryanair to further expand in Germany at Cologne/Bonn

Ryanair (Dublin) is doubling its Cologne/Bonn traffic as it launches seven new routes, including a four-times daily service to/from Berlin (Schoenefeld), as part of its Cologne Winter 2015/16 schedule (17 routes in total).

Besides Berlin, the new routes include Copenhagen (once daily), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) (weekly), Milan (Malpensa) (twice-daily), Porto (four times weekly), Valencia (three times weekly) and Warsaw (daily).

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS EI-DMO (msn 40283) with special Podkarpackie Travel markings prepares to land at Tenerife Sur.

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Ural Airlines ends Moscow-Cologne flights

Ural Airlines (Yekaterinburg) ended Moscow (Domodedovo) – Cologne/Bonn flights on January 23. The route was operated with Airbus A320s on three days a week.

Ural Airlines currently operates, under operating leases, 34 Airbus aircraft (19 A320s, 10 A321s, and 5 A319s) on their Russian and international routes. The airline’s strategic plans include operating long-haul wide-body aircraft of the Airbus A330-type by 2016.

Copyright Photo: OSDU/AirlinersGallery.com. Ural Airlines Airbus A320-214 VQ-BAG (msn 1063) arrives back at Moscow (Domodedovo).

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Ryanair to open new bases at Cologne/Bonn and Gdansk

Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair) (Dublin) announced that it intends to open its 5th German base located in Cologne/Bonn in October 2014.

Ryanair will be offering eight routes from CGN, including five new routes to Dublin, London (Stansted), Madrid, Riga and Rome (Ciampino).

Previously the airline announced it would open its third Polish base (66th in total) at Gdansk in October 2014 with one based Boeing 737-800 and three new winter routes to Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford and Warsaw (Modlin) (10 in total).

Copyright Photo: Globalpics/AirlinersGallery.com. Ryanair’s new “UK Airport Transfers” logo jet for National Express on Boeing 737-8AS EI-EMK (msn 38512) is pictured landing at the London (Stansted) hub.

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Germanwings paints its first aircraft in the new brand

Germanwings (2nd) (Cologne/Bonn) as planned, has introduced its first Airbus A319 in its new brand as introduced on December 6 by parent Lufthansa.

For more details, please see our previous report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Airbus A319-132 D-AGWT (msn 5043) at the CGN base is the first to receive the new treatment.

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Air Botswana adds its first BAe RJ85, introduces a new brand promoting the destination of Botswana

Air Botswana (Gaborone) is getting ready to take delivery of its first BAe RJ85, this former Lufthansa CityLine jetliner. The airline has also taken the opportunity to introduce this new color scheme which promotes the exotic country destination of Botswana in southern Africa.

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. BAe RJ85 A2-ABG (msn E2303, ex D-AVRP) is pictured being prepared for the handover at Cologne/Bonn. The new livery also includes the new “Our pride, your destination” tagline.

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ATRAN acquires its first Boeing 737, will operate for UPS

ATRAN (Aviatrans Cargo Airlines) (Volga-Dnepr Group) (Moscow-Domodedovo) has acquired its first Boeing 737 freighter. The pictured 737-46Q (SF) VP-BCJ (msn 28663) was acquired on July 23, 2012 and will be operated on the Cologne/Bonn-Moscow (Domodedovo) route for UPS under a freight contract.

Previous to this new addition the cargo airline, formerly known as Moscow Aviation Enterprise, has operated Russian-built aircraft, especially those built by Antonov and Ilyushin.

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. VP-BCJ is pictured at Cologne/Bonn today in a Volga-Dnepr like livery.

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IranAir claims it is being refused fuel in Europe

IranAir (Tehran) has again claimed it is being refused fuel by some companies in Europe due the United Nations sanctions.

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The first ex-Lufthansa CityLine CRJ200 is painted for UTair

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Ex-Lufthansa CityLine CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) D-ACJJ (msn 7298) is pictured at Cologne with its new identity.

UTair Aviation (Khanty Mansiysk) is acquiring a fleet of second-hand Bombardier CRJ200s (CL-600-2B19s) from Lufthansa CityLine. The first has been painted.

RwandAir adds two CRJ200s, negotiates for two Boeing 737-800s

RwandAir (Kigali) as previously reported, is acquiring two CRJ200s from Lufthansa. The flag carrier is also negotiating for two Boeing 737-800s for delivery in 2011.

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Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

The first EFly (efly.it) 146-300 is painted


The first BAe 146-300 for new airline Efly (efly.it) of Italy is this aircraft currently registered 9H-ELE (msn E3209).  It is undergoing maintenance at Cologne (Nayak).  Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

The first BAe 146-300 for new airline Efly (efly.it) of Italy is this aircraft currently registered 9H-ELE (msn E3209). It is undergoing maintenance at Cologne (Nayak). Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.