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Flybe introduces its “Cancer Research UK” Embraer 195 logo jet (designed by 5-YO Meg Clark)

Flybe's 2015 "Cancer Research UK" logo jet

Flybe (exter) has issued this new video in support of its new Embraer 195 “Cancer Research UK” logo jet. The designed by Meg Clark from Kent. The company issued this statement:

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Flybe unveiled a special birthday surprise to Meg Clark from Kent who won the airlines UK-wide art competition held in support of its charity partner, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens. Meg’s winning entry has been transferred on to the airline’s first purple branded Embraer 195 jet!

Accompanied by her family, Meg – who coincidentally also celebrated her fifth birthday on the same day – thought she was just heading to Flybe’s Exeter HQ for a simple presentation ceremony and hangar visit to celebrate winning a family holiday for four to any Flybe destination of choice.

Flybe CEO, Saad Hammad, said: “We wanted to do something extra special to support our charity partner’s campaign which aims to find cures and kinder treatments for children and young people living with cancer.

Top Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) G-FBEM (msn 19000204) passed through Munich today in the new livery.

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Kalstar Embraer 195 overruns the runway at Kupang, Indonesia

Kalstar's new E195 with an "Adventure Borneo" logo

Kalstar Aviation (Serpong, Indonesia) Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) PK-KDC (msn 19000057) while operating flight KD 678 from Denpasar (Bali) to Kupang, Indonesia, with 120 passengers and five crew members on board, overran runway 07 last night (December 21) while landing at Kupang. No injuries were reported according to the Jakarta Globe.

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Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Kalstar Aviation Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) PK-KDC (msn 19000057) with special “Adventure Borneo” markings arrives at Jakarta (CGK) before the incident.

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HNA Group to buy a 23.7% share of Azul for $450 million

Named "Anjo Azul" (Blue Angel)

Azul Brazilian Airlines (Sao Paulo) has issued this statement concerning an investment by the HNA Group:

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Countering the headwinds of the current Brazilian economic crisis, Azul Brazilian Airlines announces today an important milestone that positions it as an even stronger and more competitive airline. The Chinese international conglomerate HNA Group has selected Azul as its primary strategic investment in Latin America.

In one of the largest equity investments in a Brazilian company this year, Azul received a firm commitment from HNA Group, subject to completion of certain conditions precedent, for the investment of $450 million (US) in exchange for an economic stake of 23.7%. As a result, HNA Group will be Azul’s newest shareholder and board member. With this equity raise, Azul will have one of the strongest balance sheets in Latin America.

Over the past 20 years, HNA Group has successfully transformed itself from a traditional aviation company to a global conglomerate spanning the aviation, real estate, finance, tourism, and logistics sectors, with revenues of $21 billion and over 110 thousand employees.

HNA Group has a solid experience with aircraft lessors and has recently invested in Swissport, a renowned global aviation handling company. Within its aviation group, HNA owns 14 airlines with a total fleet of 561 aircraft.

According to David Neeleman, CEO of Azul, the Chinese group saw in Azul a solid investment with high growth potential. “The investment of $450 million investment, considering Brazil’s current macroeconomic situation, demonstrates that we have a winning business model and that the HNA Group, as a large investor, has absolute confidence in Azul’s team. Moreover, this investment makes Azul the airline with the highest valuation in the Brazilian market, at US$ 1.9 billion.”

“HNA Group is committed to expanding in the airline industry through strategic investments in companies with strong market positions and excellent management teams. We are pleased to partner with Azul in order to bring more choice and convenience to our customers traveling to and from Brazil. We eagerly look forward to working with Azul founder David Neeleman and his team for the mutual benefit of both airlines,” said Adam Tan, President of HNA Group.

This investment will bring significant benefits to Azul including a stronger cash position, support for its fleet plan, product and service improvements. Moreover, the partnership between Azul and HNA Group will result in commercial agreements, joint negotiation efforts, and adjustments in aircraft allocation. Finally, it also enables the company’s entry into the Asian market.

Seabury Securities LLC, Seabury Group’s investment banking unit, served as financial advisor to Azul.

Copyright Photo: Rodrigo Cozzato/AirlinersGallery.com. Azul is smiling. Azul Brazilian Airlines (Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras) Embraer ERJ 190-200 IGW (ERJ 195) PR-AUB (msn 19000660) arrives at Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).

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Austrian Airlines to begin operating the Embraer 195 in January

Austrian Airlines (Vienna) is acquiring the 17 120-seat Embraer 195s (above) from fellow Lufthansa Group operator Lufthansa CityLine (Munich). The first aircraft delivery is due next month in August. The newer E195s will gradually replace Austrian’s aging Fokker 70s and Fokker 100s (below) by 2017. Lufthansa CityLine is replacing its E195s with Bombardier CRJ900s.

Austrian will introduce the new type on January 4, 2016. According to Airline Route, the first two E195 routes will be from Vienna to both Stuttgart and Tirana followed by Thessaloniki on January 8, 2016 and Milan (Malpensa) and Warsaw on January 9, 2016.

Top Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Lufthansa CityLine Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) D-AEME (msn 19000308) lands at Zurich.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com.  Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 OE-LVO (msn 11460) approaches the runway at Zurich.

 

Flybe swings to the red with a pre-tax loss of £35.6 million ($55 million)

Flybe Group Plc (Exeter) reported a pre-tax loss for its full fiscal year of £35.6 million ($55 million) for the fiscal year ending on March 31, down from a pre-tax profit of £8.1 million ($12.5 million) for the previous fiscal year.

Flybe blamed its massive loss on having more Embraer E-Jets than it needs. It also blamed the loss of the costly disposal of its Finnish joint venture.

In other news, Flybe on June 1 opened its second base in less than a month, this time at Cardiff Airport, with passengers boarding inaugural flights to Edinburgh, Paris and Dublin as part of its extended route network that includes brand new routes to Cork, Duesseldorf, Faro, Glasgow, Munich, and Milan.

The first of the two 118-seat Embraer 195 aircraft to be based at the airport jetted into Cardiff to begin operations.

The 10-year agreement secured with Cardiff Airport creates an additional half-million extra seats for sale each year, supporting 50 new jobs that includes flight crew. Last month, Flybe opened another new two-aircraft base at Bournemouth with Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. Flybe Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) G-FBEA (msn 19000029) arrives in Manchester.

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Flybe to operate Liverpool-Amsterdam route, wants to sell seven Embraer 195s

Flybe (Exeter) recently announced that it will operate a new year round service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport starting on September 7. The airline will offer up to three flights a day departing early morning, lunchtime and late afternoons.

Meanwhile the carrier is moving towards an all-turboprop fleet. According to this article by Travel Weekly, “The carrier is to use two of a surplus fleet of E195 jets to start services from Cardiff airport, meaning that “solutions” have been found for half the fleet of 14 aircraft as it concentrates on operating a mainly turboprop fleet.

Flybe revealed that it was in “active discussions” to find a permanent solution for the remaining seven jets.”

Meanwhile the airline is on track to break even and the revised routes from London City Airport are showing progress according to the article.

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. The Embraer ERJ 195 have proved to be too large for the carrier forcing it to ground some of the E195s. The pictured ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) G-FBEA (msn 19000029) at London (Gatwick) was acquired on September 1, 2006 but has since gone on to Kalstar Aviation as PK-KDA.

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Kalstar Aviation puts its first Embraer 195 into revenue service

Kalstar ERJ 195 PK-KDA (07)(Nose)(Kalstar)(LR)

Kalstar Aviation (Serpong, Indonesia) is the newest Embraer E-Jet operator. The Indonesian carrrier has placed its first Embraer ERJ 195 into revenue service in a 2 and 2 seating configuration flying between Jakarta, Berau, Surabaya and Pontianak.

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All images by Kalstar Aviation. The pictured Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) PK-KDA (msn 19000029) was handed over on January 23, 2015.

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Lufthansa to add a new route between Munich and Perugia next summer, will offer helicopter service via HTM Helicopter this winter to the ski resorts

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) is launching a new route between its Munich hub and Perugia at the start of the 2015 summer schedule. From March 29, 2015, Lufthansa will offer twice-weekly flights to the capital of Umbria with an Embraer 195 aircraft. The new MUC – PEG service will take off from Munich on Sundays and Tuesdays under flight number LH 1924.

Next summer, in addition to the new service to Perugia, Lufthansa is launching new routes to the Icelandic city of Keflavik, to Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, to Seville in southern Spain and to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow.

Additionally Lufthansa is continuing to expand its route network with new destinations. The airline will offer nonstop flights to popular holiday destinations in Mexico, the Maldives and Mauritius. During the winter months, between December 8, 2015 and April 11, 2016, passengers will be able to choose between two weekly flights each from Frankfurt to Cancún, Malé or Mauritius on Airbus A340-300 aircraft with a total of 298 seats in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class. The seats in the new Business Class can be transformed into a comfortable bed with a horizontal lying surface of 1.98 meters in length, while increased legroom and a greater seat pitch await those in the recently introduced Premium Economy Class. The twice-weekly flights to Cancun will start December 8, 2015 , Male on December 9, 2015 and Mauritius on December 10, 2015.

As previously reported, LH is also launching Airbus A340-300 service to Tampa starting on September 24, 21015,

This will be operated by Lufthansa Cityline and with the Lufthansa Cityline Air Operator Certificate (AOC). Lufthansa will transfer in 2015/2016 a total of six Airbus A340-300s in configuration of C18/E19/Y261 to Lufthansa Cityline under the new “Jump” project.

Lufthansa is launching a new helicopter service to the slopes this winter. Lufthansa customers will be able to reach the ski slopes even faster this winter. A new helicopter service from Munich will commence on January 1, 2015. The carrier will serve Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Zillertal, Kitzbühel, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental or other resorts in the Alps – as long as there is a helipad on site. The service can be booked now and will operate until the end of April. The company HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH will operate the new service.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Lufthansa CityLine’s Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) D-AEBG (msn 19000423) taxies at Zurich.

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Air Dolomiti to start Bologna-Munich flights on December 8

Air Dolomiti (Lufthansa Group) has announced the start of Bologna-Munich operations from December 8, 2014. The route will be operated as an Air Dolomiti flight.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Air Dolomiti’s Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) I-ADJM (msn 19000258) arrives in Zurich.

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Flybe to fly an Embraer 195 for Helvetic Airways this summer, becomes profitable again

Flybe (Exeter)has  announced it has signed a contract with Helvetic Airways (Zurich), to provide the Swiss airline with a 118-seat Embraer 195 jet aircraft with flight deck and cabin crew, operating under Flybe’s Airline Operating Certificate (AOC) for a period of two months.

Helvetic Airlines operates flights frequented by both business and leisure customers to destinations in Europe and Northern Africa. Its arrangement with Flybe will run from July 1 through to August 31, 2014. The aircraft will operate three key routes from Zurich to Ohrid, Skopje (Macedonia) and Prishtina (Kosovo).

In other news, the company’s efforts to turn around the company are working. The company posted an £8 million ($13.4 million) net profit for its full fiscal year.

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Copyright Photo: Michael Kelly/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) G-FBEB (msn 19000057) lands at Dublin.

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