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Royal Air Maroc adds its first Embraer 190

Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca) has put into revenue service its first Embraer 190. The pictured former Gulf Air ERJ 190-100 IGW PH-DNA (msn 19000372) was delivered on July 19 and is being operated by Denim Air for RAM.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. PH-DNA is pictured arriving at Zurich today.

Royal Air Maroc: AG Slide Show

Flybe Finland to operate a new Helsinki-Tromsø route for Finnair

Finnair (Helsinki) will open a new route to Tromsø, Norway for the 2014 winter season.  The Arctic city in the far north of Norway will be served from Helsinki three times per week from January 1, 2014 until March 28, 2014.  

Situated directly under the aurora zone in the Arctic, Tromsø is ideally placed for viewing the spectacular Aurora Borealis (northern lights) on clear winter nights.  The town is made up of 70,000 people and also serves as a base for winter sports such as downhill skiing, snowshoeing, dog and reindeer sledding, and glacier hiking.  Tromsø, or Romsa in Sami languages, is also a center of Sami culture in the Norwegian Lapland and hosts Sami Week every February. 

Due to the warming effect of the Gulfstream, from January to March the city is relatively warm for the Arctic, with average highs of around -2 degrees centigrade and lows of about -6.

Flights are scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for departure from Helsinki (AY2679) at 8:15 pm (2015) and departure from Tromsø (AY2680) at 9:55 pm (2155) local time. The route, operated on behalf of Finnair by Flybe Finland (formerly Flybe Nordic and Finncomm Airlines) with Embraer ERJ 190 aircraft, takes approximately two hours.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. The 12 Finnair Embraer ERJ 190-100LRs are now operated for Finnair in Finnair colors by subsidiary Flybe Finland. OH-LKP (msn 19000416) taxies at Zurich.

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Azerbaijan Airlines takes delivery of its first Embraer 190

Azerbaijan Airlines (Baku) on July 2 took delivery of its first Embraer 190.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW 4K-AZ64 (msn 19000627) departs Palma de Mallorca today bound for Baku after a night stop. 4K-AZ64 wears the dramatic new 2013 color scheme.

Azerbaijan Airlines: AG Slide Show

ConViasa Airlines adds three new Embraer 190s

ConViasa Airlines (Caracas) has added three additional Embraer ERJ 190-100s (YV2911, YV2912 and YV2913) as the state airline slowly replaces its aging Boeing 737-200 fleet. The company plans to expand the Embraer fleet to 20 aircraft.

Venezuela, despite its robust petroleum economy, has the oldest airline fleet in Latin America according to the Curacao Chronicle. In fact, national newspaper El Nacional has reported the Venezuelan fleet has decreased by 52.3 percent in the past four years from 130 aircraft to 68 aircraft. The situation is actually worse since many aircraft remain grounded due to a lack of replacement parts and the lack of maintenance money according to the report.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Update: At the Paris Airshow, Embraer issued this statement:

Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aereos, S.A. (conViasa) has signed a contract for seven Embraer 190 jets, exercising options from the original order released in July 2012, which provided for six firm orders and 14 options.

ConViasa now has a total of 13 firm orders for the E190 jet, besides options for another seven aircraft of the same model.

ConViasa currently operates six E190 jets on regional routes in Venezuela and in the Caribbean. By the end of 2013, the airline will be operating a total of twelve E190 jets, all configured with 104 seats in a single class.

Copyright Photo: Orlando Suarez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100STD YV2849 (msn 19000509) climbs gracefully away from the Caracas hub.

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AviancaTaca reports a net profit of $192.1 million in 2012, will start the TACA rebranding

AviancaTaca Holding S.A. (Avianca Colombia and TACA) (Bogota) issued this financial report for 2012:

In the first two months of 2013, Avianca and TACA recorded a 9.7% increase in passenger numbers compared to the same period of 2012.

During 2012, AviancaTaca Holding SA reported net income of COP $351,684 million ($192.1 million), up 73.9% from net income obtained in 2011.

In February 2013, attached to the Holding airlines transported nearly two million passengers.

In the first two months of the year, airlines mobilized attached to 3,982 .201 AviancaTaca Holding passengers, registering an increase of 9.7% from January to February 2012.

Only in the month of February, Avianca, TACA and its subsidiaries 1,866 .367 mobilized passengers, 6.8% above the passengers carried in February 2012. The capacity, measured in ASKs (available seats per kilometer flown) increased 1.6%, while passenger traffic measured in RPKs (paying passengers per kilometer flown) grew 5.5%. The load factor for the month reached 80.7%.

Domestic markets of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

During January and February 2013, the number of passengers moved in markets within Colombia, Peru and Ecuador amounted to 2,278 .645, 11.4% more than in 2012. The capacity (ASKs) in these markets increased by 15.1%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 14.1%. Consequently, the load factor stood at 79.5%.

In February, the carriers assigned to the Holding transported within these markets a total of 1,089 .289 travelers, up 7.9% from February 2012. The capacity (ASKs) in these markets increased 13.6%, while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 11.1%. As a result, the load factor stood at 78.8%.

International markets

During January and February 2013, the number of passengers on international routes mobilized amounted to 1,703 .556, 7.4% higher than the figure recorded in the same period of 2012. The capacity (ASKs) rose 1.9% and passenger traffic (RPKs) increased by 6.7%. As a result, the load factor reached 82.9%.

In February, Avianca, TACA and its subsidiaries carried 777,078 passengers on international routes to an increase of 5.4% over the same period of 2012. Product of a reorganization of the operation, capacity (ASKs) decreased 1.2% while passenger traffic (RPKs) increased by 4.1%. The load factor stood at 81.2%.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. The TACA fleet will start to be repainted in the Avianca brand in the second quarter. TACA’s Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N984TA (msn 19000273) arrives at Miami International Airport.

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Air Canada and Etihad Airways to code-share

Air Canada (Montreal) and Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a commercial cooperation agreement that will enhance travel services between the United Arab Emirates and Canada.

While the two carriers currently have interline agreements in place for passenger and cargo services, Etihad Airways and Air Canada intend to offer customers through-checked bags, reciprocal codeshare services and frequent flyer benefits.

The MoU provides for reciprocal codeshare services to Etihad’s Abu Dhabi hub and select points in North America served by Air Canada via its Toronto hub.  The two parties have commenced discussions to finalize details with the objective of introducing codeshare services in the third quarter of 2013.

The agreement will also allow frequent flyer mileage accrual on codeshare flights by members of Etihad Guest and Aeroplan programs and reciprocal premium lounge access at Toronto and Abu Dhabi airports for eligible passengers of both airlines.

This announcement follows the recent decision by the Governments of the UAE and Canada to restore the previous visa regime which means Canadian nationals can once again obtain a free visa on arrival in the UAE.

The UAE is Canada’s largest merchandise export market in the Middle East region and more than 40,000 Canadians reside in the UAE. Furthermore approximately 150 Canadian companies are based in the UAE.

Subject to regulatory approval, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on Air Canada flights between Toronto and select North American points.

In return, Air Canada will place its AC code on Etihad Airways’ non-stop services between Toronto and Abu Dhabi, as well as Etihad Airways’ flights between London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways and Air Canada will also work together to enhance cargo services into and out of Abu Dhabi and Toronto, and beyond on each other’s networks.

Top Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 nIGW C-FHJU (msn 19000044) arrives at the Toronto (Pearson) hub.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Boeing 777-3FX ER A6-ETK (msn 39686) takes off from London (Heathrow).

Austral acquires two additional Embraer 190s

Austral Lineas Aereas (subsidiary of Aerolineas Argentinas) (Buenos Aires) and Embraer have signed a contract for the sale of two Embraer ERJ 190 jets. The Argentine airline currently operates 20 airplanes of this model.

Like the aircraft that are already in operation, Austral’s new E190s are the Advanced Range (AR) model, which allows the airline to fly on any route inside Argentina and to reach such important capital cities of Brazil as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, nonstop. The jets are configured with 96 seats in a two-class layout—eight in executive and 88 in economy—with a modern onboard entertainment system equipped with individual monitors.

Copyright Photo: Bernardo Andrade. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ERJ 190AR) LV-CIG (msn 19000427) lands at Rio de Janeiro (Galeao).

Austral: AG Slide Show

Augsburg Airways is likely to be liquidated in late October

Augsburg Airways (Munich) is due to lose its Lufthansa Regional flying contract on October 26, 2013 as we previously reported. According to this report by Augsburger Allgemeine, the chances the airline can survive the contract flying closure are becoming bleaker all of the time. The company is now likely to be shut down and liquidated in late October unless it can champion a new future with a new partner.

The company started scheduled airline service in September 1986 as Interot Airways. It became the current Augsburg Airways on November 6, 1995.

Read the full report (in German): CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. “We have white planes, we are willing to paint”. Augsburg is searching for a new mission or partner since Lufthansa dropped the carrier. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR D-AEMF (msn 19000310) taxies at Geneva.

Augsburg Airways: AG Slide Show

 

Azul receives permission to merge TRIP

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (Sao Paulo-Campinas) has received permission from Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) to merge TRIP Linhas Aereas (Sao Paulo-Campinas). On March 6, 2013 Brazilian authorities gave the final approval for the merger with a few restrictions relating to code-sharing with TAM (LATAM Group) (Sao Paulo) and slot use at Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont Airport).

Previously on May 28, 2012, Azul announced it had purchased TRIP forming a new holding company until TRIP could be merged into the larger Azul.

Copyright Photo: AirSpeed. The TRIP brand will now be retired as the merger continues. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR PP-PJL (msn 19000189) is pictured in action at Florianopolis is southern Brazil.

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Air Canada to drop Vancouver-San Diego nonstop service on May 1

Air Canada (Montreal) is planning to eliminate the nonstop Vancouver-San Diego route on May 1 per Airline Route. The route is currently operated with Embraer 190 equipment.

Top Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW C-FGMF (msn 19000019) arrives back at the Toronto (Pearson) hub.

Air Canada: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Air Canada. Air Canada Trivia: On January 14, 2006, a retired Boeing 737-200 took on a new life as an artificial reef when it was sunk 20 meters (60 feet) deep near Chemainus on Vancouver Island. The airframe was donated to the Artificial Reef Society of B.C. by Qwest Airparts Limited (Memphis) and documented for a Discovery Channel series titled Mega Builders. Over 1,000 volunteer hours went into the project, aimed at homing dozens of species of sea life and attracting diving enthusiasts. The 737-275 was originally delivered to Pacific Western Airlines as C-GBPW (msn 20958) on January 13, 1975 and was also occasionally leased to America West Airlines as N128AW. The airframe would migrate to Canadian Airlines and Air Canada with the mergers, retaining its C-GBPW registration.

Air Canada 737-200 reef Chemainus BC (Air Canada)(LR)