Tag Archives: East Midlands

Albatros Airlines of Venezuela to add its first Boeing 737

Albatros Airlines (Venezuela) (Maracay) is becoming a new Boeing operator. The Venezuelan carrier will soon take delivery of this former Ukraine International Boeing 737-5L9 registered currently as N102ES (msn 28995, ex UR-GBB). The airliner was painted at East Midlands and rolled out yesterday.

The airline currently operates two Cessna 208B Grand Caravans and three Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias.

According to the airline, Albatros Airlines was founded on December 27 2007, in order “to strengthen the growth of commercial air activity; meet the transportation needs that affect various regions of the country, and promote the development of tourism in Venezuela.”

The carrier’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) was awarded by the National Institute of Civil Aviation on May 13, 2010 for the commercial air transport of passengers, cargo and mail. On May 20, 2010 the company made its first commercial flight to Porlamar and Porlamar Carúpano. The new airline quickly expanded with routes to Los Roques from Caracas (Maiquetia) and Maracay.

Copyright Photo: Ian Bowley/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Albatros Airlines). The first 737 also introduces this new livery for the airline. The airline encouraged design contributions from the public before the final design was selected.

Albatros (Venezuela) logo

Albatros crew

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Virgin Atlantic announces three new Boeing 787-9 routes

Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) will operate its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner daily to Dubai, Johannesburg and Shanghai (Pudong) from London (Heathrow) starting on October 25, 2015 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ian Bowley/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 G-VNEW (msn 40956) “Birthday Girl” is pictured at East Midlands on a training flight.

Virgin Atlantic aircraft slide show:

 

Aer Lingus to restore the Dublin-East Midlands route on February 4, 2015

Aer Lingus (Dublin) is restoring the Dublin-East Midlands route on February 4, 2015. The restored route will be operated daily by Stobart Air (formerly Aer Arann) (Dublin) ATR 72s as an Aer Lingus Regional carrier.

Read the full story from Dublin Airport: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) EI-REL (msn 748) departs from Manchester.

Aer Lingus: AG Slide Show

Aer Lingus Regional-Aer Arann: AG Slide Show

 

Monarch Airlines to leave East Midlands in April 2015

Monarch Airlines (London-Luton) has announced that it will cease flying from its base at East Midlands Airport by the end of April 2015.

The decision to close the base is part of a strategic review under the leadership of Andrew Swaffield, who was recently appointed Chief Executive of The Monarch Group. Through a review of its network strategy, the airline is focussing on offering customers greater flight frequency and more sociable departure times to short-haul European destinations from its main UK bases. These changes are already reflected in Monarch’s summer 2015 schedule.

The change is part of the next phase in Monarch’s transformation to become a scheduled European low-cost carrier. Monarch aims to complete the transition in advance of the arrival of its new narrow-bodied aircraft fleet of thirty Boeing 737 MAX 8s, announced last month, which are expected to start entering service in 2018.

Monarch’s base at Birmingham is the nearest alternative for customers used to flying with the airline from East Midlands Airport and is only 37 road miles away. Monarch has recently launched its schedule for summer 2015 from Birmingham.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 G-OZBG (msn 1941) taxies at Palma de Mallorca (PMI).

Monarch Airlines: AG Slide Show

Thomson Airways to introduce the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on May 1 to Sanford and Cancun

Thomson Airways (London-Luton) is planning to introduce the new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on May 1, 2013 on the East Midlands-Cancun and London (Gatwick)-Sanford (near Orlando) routes subject to change.

Here is the complete introduction schedule: CLICK HERE

Image: Thomson Airways.

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Ex-bmi Airbus A320-232 G-MEDE is going to Sky Airlines as TC-SKT

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch.

Sky Airlines (Antalya) will soon take delivery of ex-bmi Airbus A320-232 G-MEDE (msn 1194) as TC-SKT. The airliner has emerged from the paint shop at East Midlands in a purple version of the color scheme.

Astraeus to operate Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX for AeroSur

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX (msn 25621) departed from East Midlands on February 25 bound for Miami after titles were added.

Astraeus Airlines (London-Gatwick) is going to operate its Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX (msn 25621) (previously operated for bmi) for AeroSur (Bolivia) (Santa Cruz).