Aurigny Air Services (Guernsey) has introduced it’s first Dornier 228 to its fleet. Named after Guernsey’s neighboring island of Alderney, the new aircraft will be the first of four to be delivered soon as the carrier replaces it’s aging Britten-Norman Trislanders.
Aurigny said on it’s official Facebook page:
“Aurigny is delighted to announce that its first Aurigny branded Dornier 228 has arrived in Guernsey. It is painted in the airline’s livery with “Alderney” written along the fuselage. The aircraft is wholly owned by the company and will be used on the Alderney routes.”
Report by Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock from Manchester.
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Rhein-Neckar Air (Mannheim) is a new German airline that is planning to launch scheduled passenger flights on March 1 between Mannheim (MHG) and Berlin (Tegel). Initially it will operate two daily roundtrips with Dornier 328-100 turboprops.
Loganair (Flybe) (Glasgow) will operate a twice daily weekday service, and once on a Sunday, from Dundee to London (Stansted) starting March 30, replacing the CityJet service to London City which is due to be withdrawn at the end of March.
In the meantime, tenders will soon be issued to secure a Public Service Obligation that will ensure the long term future of air services between Dundee and London.
Flights will operate twice daily on weekdays, with flights leaving Dundee at 7.00 am and 4.25 pm. Return flights depart Stansted Airport at 9.00 am and 6.25 pm, allowing business passengers to complete a full day’s work in London. There will also be a flight to and from London Stansted every Sunday afternoon, leaving Dundee at 4.25 pm and departing Stansted at 6.25 pm.
The new service, operated by a 32-seat Dornier 328 turboprop aircraft, is the result of weeks of negotiation between Dundee Airport operator HIAL, Dundee City Council, Transport Scotland and the airline.
Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Formerly operated by Suckling Airways, the Dornier 328-110 will be operated on the new route. G-BWWT (msn 3022) taxies at Manchester.
Aerocardal (Santiago) on October 26 halted regular scheduled passenger operations between Santiago and Vallenar in northern Chile. The last flights were CDA 202 and CDA 203 using the Dornier 328 CC-ACG.
Aerocardal blamed the fall of various mining, agricultural and industial investments in the Atacama region for the lack of passenger demand. At its height, aircraft occupancy was 85 percent but during 2013 the rate was only 31percent, making the operation unprofitable.
Aerocardal told local media that if economical and investment conditions get better flights to Vallenar will be restarted. The route commenced on August 16 2011 and initially operated twice a week (Mondays and Fridays). Later a third flight was added on Wednesdays.
Aerocardal will continue operations as a charter airline operating VIP and ambulance flights and also operating its new FBO in Santiago.
Corpflite’s (Transportes Aéreos Corporativos dba) Dornier 228-202K CC-CNW (msn 8063) crashed today (September 9) while approaching for landing at Viña del Mar Airfield/NAS Base Aeronaval Viña del Mar in Chile. The aircraft was attempting to land in fog, but collided with power lines. The crew members (pilot Ricardo Schäfer and co-pilot Carlos Peirano) tragically perished in the crash.
Copyright Photo published on Twitter by @profeCantarero showing the conditions of the Dornier after the accident.
Suckling Airways (Flybe) (formerly ScotAirways) (Cambridge) was acquired by Loganair Limited in July 2011. The Dornier 328 fleet is now fully integrated into the Loganair operation. The move was completed in April 2013.
Loganair operates under the Flybe brand.
Suckling was founded by Roy and Merlyn Suckling in 1984 and commenced operations on April 26, 1986.
The former family airline honors its past with this historic record on its website, soon to be closed down: CLICK HERE
Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Now in Flybe colors, Dornier 328-110 G-BWWT (msn 3022) operates at Manchester.
Sita Air (Kathmandu) flight 601 on September 28 operated with a Dornier 228 (9N-AHA) crashed after takeoff from Kathmandu International Airport. All 16 passengers and three crew members on board were killed. The crew reported a bird strike and the loss of an engine and was attempting to return to the airport when it crashed and burned. The flight was bound for the mountainous airport of Lukla, a popular destination near Mount Everest. The Nepalese government is investigating the tragic accident.
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