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Great Dane Airlines files for bankruptcy, will liquidate

Great Dane Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) OY-GDA (msn 19000213) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946769.

Great Dane Airlines (Aalborg) filed for bankruptcy on October 11, 2021. The airline will be liquidated.

The airline announced on social media:

 

“Great Dane Airlines has gone bankrupt. We have struggled through time with Corona, but unfortunately we can’t fly anymore. Thank you to the many guests who have flown with us. Thanks to our partners.”

The airline commenced operations on June 14, 2019 but was heavily impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Between September 2020 and May 2021, the airline wet-leased two of its aircraft to Bamboo Airways in order to keep its aircraft and crews active.

Top Copyright Photo: Great Dane Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) OY-GDA (msn 19000213) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946769.

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Belavia increases the frequency of flights to Russian cities

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-514PO (msn 19000756) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955170.

Belavia Belarusian Airlines is increasing the number of flights to cities of the Russian Federation:

  • Moscow (Domodedovo) – 2 flights a day from September 21From September 25, it will be possible to fly to Domodedovo International Airport three times a day.
  • Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – 2 flights a day from September 21.
  • Saint Petersburg – 2 flights a day from September 21From September 29, the flights from Minsk to the city on the Neva will be performed 3 times a day.
  • Ekaterinburg – 2 times a week from September 28.
  • Ufa – 2 times a week from September 29.
  • Rostov-on-Don – 2 times a week from September 26.
  • Kazan – 2 times a week from September 29.
  • Samara – 2 times a week from September 26.

Top Copyright Photo: Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-514PO (msn 19000756) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955170.

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Relaunch of route from Netherlands to Scandinavian Mountains Airport by Great Dane Airlines

Great Dane Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) OY-GDA (msn 19000213) TFS (Richard Vandervord). Image: 949099.

Scandinavian Mountains Airport made this announcement:

Dutch BBI-Travel will relaunch the route to Scandinavian Mountains Airport starting on  December 19, 2021. Two days a week, Thursdays and Sundays, Dutch passengers can now travel from Groningen Airport to Sälenfjällen and Trysil where they can enjoy real winter and skiing. The flights are in cooperation with Great Dane Airlines, which will use the pictured Embraer 195 with room for 118 passengers.

Timetable winter 2021/2022

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Scandinavian Mountains Airport is located on the national border between Sweden’s largest alpine ski area of Sälen and Norway’s largest alpine ski resort of Trysil.

The region offers four ski resorts with more than 100,000 beds in hotels, apartments, cottages. The area has 250 pistes and a large selection of restaurants, entertainment, shopping and activities. Scandinavian Mountains Airport is a state-of-the-art airport with remotely controlled air traffic control tower. The terminal building has the capacity to handle four flights at once. Scandinavian Mountains Airport is wholly privately owned by 33 companies.

Top Copyright Photo: Great Dane Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) OY-GDA (msn 19000213) TFS (Richard Vandervord). Image: 949099.

Belavia adjusts its schedule as it gets banned from the European Union

Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-513PO (msn 19000754) PRG (Ton Jochems). Image: 947557.

Ambassadors from the European Union on Friday approved an order to ban airlines from Belarus from flying over EU territory or landing in EU airports.

This will affect Belavia the most.

European Union airlines will be prohibited from flying to or over Belarus, according to Reuters.

Meanwhile Belavia is increasing the number of flights to non-EU destinations, especially to its friendly destination, Russia.

The airline issued this statement:

Belavia has received permission to fly to Moscow to Sheremetyevo International Airport. From June 10 the airline will fly to Sheremetyevo five times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Belavia also increases the number of flights on three other routes.

From June 12, the airline will fly to Istanbul 14 times a week instead of 10. Flights are scheduled daily twice a day.

Starting from June 15 the number of flights to Batumi will be doubled – from 7 to 14 a week. Belavia will fly to the main sea city of Georgia twice a day.

Also, from June 15, it is planned to increase the frequencies to the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi. Instead of 7 times a week – 11 times a week. Four frequencies will be added: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Previous Belavia Route Map:

Belavia is likely to park and possibly retired its older aircraft:

Top Copyright Photo: Belavia Belarusian Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EW-513PO (msn 19000754) PRG (Ton Jochems). Image: 947557.

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Air Dolomiti offers new flights to Sweden from Frankfurt

Air Dolomiti Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) I-ADJM (msn 19000258) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 951204.

Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, has announced new destinations departing from its Frankfurt hub.

Starting on September 19, 2021, five weekly frequencies will be operative, connecting the German city with Sweden with a flight to Ronneby Airport and from there continuing to the city of Kalmar, capital of the county of the same name.

Italian passengers will be able to reach the new destinations from the Frankfurt hub, which Air Dolomiti serves from several airports in Italy.

Kalmar is one of the oldest and most important cities in Sweden, rich in history and traditions, as evidenced by the beautiful cathedral and the majestic Renaissance castle. The main road leading to the island of Oland passes through here, crossing one of the longest bridges in Europe.

Ronneby is located in the southern part of Sweden where there are numerous companies with international trade links. It is part of the Blekinge Region, a beautiful area to explore and close to many destinations.

Ronneby Airport is part of the Swedavia Group, which operates ten Swedish airports.

The flight will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with the 120-seat Embraer 195. Below is the operating schedule:

Frankfurt – Kalmar (via Ronneby):
– Departure from Frankfurt at 12:00 – arrival in Ronneby at 13:35 and in Kalmar at 14:50.

Ronneby – Frankfurt (via Kalmar):
– Departure from Ronneby at 14:20 and from Kalmar at 15:35, arrival in Frankfurt at 17:25.

In other news, the company is launching a new route connectin Milan (Linate) with the Munich hub.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Dolomiti Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) I-ADJM (msn 19000258) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 951204.

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Reuters: Breeze Airways boosts its Airbus A220 jet order

From Reuters:

“Breeze Airways, a new U.S. carrier founded by airline backer David Neeleman, has expanded its growth plans with an additional order for 20 Airbus A220-300 jets, industry sources said.

Bringing the startup’s total order for the jet to 80, the deal would make Breeze the second-biggest customer for the Canadian-designed A220 family after Delta Air Lines.”

Breeze Airways will operate a mixed Airbus and Embraer fleet.

The Embraers (below) are currently assisting in the AOC process. The new airline is expected to announce its first routes shortly.

Ex PR-AUB, leased from Azul

Above Copyright Photo: Breeze Airways Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) N190BZ (msn 19000660) FLL (Gianfranco “Panda” Beting). Image: 953484.

Bamboo Airways leases two Embraer 195s from Great Dane Airlines

Bamboo leases two Embraer 195s from Great Dane Airlines

Bamboo Airways is leasing two (OY-GDB and OY-GDC) Embraer ERJ 195s of Great Dane Airlines for a period of 6 months. Great Dane Airlines will also move 45 employees to Vietnam to operate the aircraft.

The aircraft will operate charter flights from Can Tho to Con Dao, Da Nang to Con Dao, and Hanoi to Con Dao. Services from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao are expected as well but not yet confirmed. Great Dane Airlines will become the first Embraer operator in Vietnam.

In a near future Bamboo could exercise its option for an additional Embraer ERJ 195 aircraft, bringing its fleet of the type to four aircraft. This would allow it to continue to pursue growth in Denmark while 2 of its planes operate in Vietnam.
The aircraft are being gradually painted in the Bamboo Airways livery. Great Dane Airlines has given Bamboo Airways the possibility to extend the wet lease agreement until the Summer of 2021, by which time it wants the aircraft back.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): OY-GDC is seen at Palma de Mallorca still flying for Great Dane Airlines. Bamboo Airways (Great Dane Airlines) Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) OY-GDC (msn 19000204) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 950868.
Javier Rodriguez reporting from Spain.

LOT Polish to develop Budapest as a secondary hub

LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) SP-LND (msn 19000516) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 945847.

LOT Polish Airlines is developing Budapest, Hungary as a secondary hub. The airline is adding five new routes from the Hungarian capital.

On September 22, 2019, LOT will add a new a long-range route from Budapest to Seoul, South Korea. This route will operate three days a week.

The carrier is also adding European routes from Budapest to Belgrade, Prague, Sofia and Stuttgart.

Three Embraer E-Jets will be based at Budapest for the new European routes.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) SP-LND (msn 19000516) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 945847.

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Flybe to drop 23 routes, will phase out the Embraer jets

Flybe's 2016 "Welcome to Yorkshire" logo jet

Flybe, under new ownership, is ending service on 23 routes in the fall according to Airline Route.

Following routes will be discontinued:

Cardiff – Faro Last flight on October 26, 2019
Cardiff – Glasgow Last flight on October 25, 2019
Cardiff – Milan Malpensa Last flight on September 28, 2019
Cardiff – Munich Last flight on September 6, 2019
Cardiff – Rome Last flight on September 7, 2019
Cardiff – Verona Last flight on September 7, 2019
Cardiff – Venice Last flight on September 7, 2019
Doncaster/Sheffield – Alicante Last flight on October 26, 2019
Doncaster/Sheffield – Dublin Last flight on October 25, 2019
Doncaster/Sheffield – Jersey Last flight on October 26, 2019
Doncaster/Sheffield – Paris CDG Last flight on October 25, 2019
Exeter – Alicante Last flight on October 25, 2019
Exeter – Faro Last flight on October 26, 2019
Exeter – Malaga Last flight on October 26, 2019
Manchester – Innsbruck – Seasonal service not returning in the winter
Newquay – Leeds/Bradford Last flight on October 25, 2019
Norwich – Alicante Last flight on October 25, 2019
Norwich – Exeter Last flight on October 25, 2019
Norwich – Malaga last flight on October 24, 2019
Southampton – Alicante Last flight on October 26, 2019
Southampton – La Rochelle Last flight on September 22, 2019
Southampton – Nantes Last flight on September 8, 2019
Southampton – Rennes Last flight on September 24, 2019

As previously announced, the carrier will be focusing on the Bombardier Q400 as its core aircraft type in the future.

The Embraer 175s will be phased out in late 2019.

The Embraer 195s will be returned to its lessors by 2020.

Top Copyright Photo: Flybe (Britsh European 2nd) Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) G-FBEJ (msn 19000155) (Welcome to Yorkshire) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 944998.

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Air Europa Express salutes the Civil Guard of Spain

"Guardia Civil. 175 Años a tu lado" (Civil Guard, 175 years by your side)

Javier Rodriguez reporting from Spain:

The Civil Guard (Spanish: Guardia Civilis the oldest law enforcement agency covering the whole of Spain. It is celebrating this 2019 its 175th anniversary. The Guardia Civil was founded as a national police force in 1844 during the reign of Queen Isabel II of Spain.
Fort this reason an Embraer 195 from Air Europa Express (EC-LKM) is displaying special titles “Guardia Civil. 175 años a tu lado” (“Civil Guard, 175 years by your side”).
Both Copyright Photos: Air Europa Express (2nd) Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) EC-LKM (msn 19000425) (Guardia Civil) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946715.
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