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Ukraine International to start Bangkok service on December 7 and Stockholm service on June 1, 2014

Ukraine International Airlines-UIA (Kiev) will commence service between its Kiev hub and Stockholm (Arlanda) starting on June 1, 2014. The daily flight will be operated with new Embraer 190s.

Additionally, starting on December 7, 2013, UIA launches its first ever long-haul flights from Kiev to Bangkok. Nonstop scheduled flights will be operated three days a week on Boeing 767-300 aircraft in a three-class cabin layout: business, premium economy, and economy.

The airline continues to develop its “ski” destinations network by offering nonstop flights to Sofia (Bulgaria) and Salzburg (Austria), Erzurum (Turkey) and Grenoble (France), Kittila and Kajaani (Finland), as well as providing all passengers with an opportunity to carry one set of ski equipment free of charge.

UIA traditionally expands travel options` selection for the residents of the cities of Ukraine. In winter UIA nonstop flights will connect Donetsk, Odessa, and Kharkov with the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, Donetsk and Odessa with Sharm El Sheikh, as well as Lvov, Zaporozhia and Kharkov with Hurghada.

Moreover, UIA has a special offer for winter sports fans: in February 2014 the leading Ukrainian carrier will operate nonstop daily (February 6 and 24 double-daily) flights between the capital of Ukraine and the capital of the 2014 Winter Olympics – the city of Sochi.

UIA turns 21.

UIA turns 21

Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR UR-EMA (msn 19000494) approaches Brussels for landing.

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Alitalia planned job cuts unlikely to persuade Air France and KLM to put in more cash

Alitalia (2nd) (Rome) is facing a major decision today at its board meeting. According to this report by Reuters, Alitalia’s CEO Gabriele del Torchio, a turnaround specialist, is expected to unveil his plan. The drastic measures may include up to 2,000 job cuts and salary cuts.

However the cuts are unlikely to persuade major shareholder and board member Air France-KLM to put any more capital into the failing flag carrier. Alitalia needs a $400 million infusion to keep flying. The group has already zeroed-out its investment.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Dave Glendinning/AirlinersGallery.com. Alitalia’s Embraer ERJ 190-100LR EI-RNB (msn 19000479) taxies at London (Heathrow).

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FlyNonstop ends operations and files for bankruptcy

FlyNonstop (Kristiansand) suddenly stopped flying yesterday (October 29) and declared bankruptcy. The short-lived airline only commenced operations on April 25, 2013.

The airline issued this statement:

We regret to announce that of today (October 29) we have sent a petition for bankruptcy of FlyNonstop AS. This means that all our flights as of Tuesday, 10/29/2013 at 06:00 have been cancelled.

All customers must now contact their credit card company / bank with ticket reference and payment receipt to get their ticket costs refunded.

We are now contacting our customers via email and SMS to provide advice and guidance on how to deal with rebooking / purchase of new tickets for their journey.

With the help of SAS we have been able to provide our customers (with a ticket reference from FlyNonstop) the opportunity to purchase new tickets at a special adjusted price from SAS, provided that there are available seats on the desired travel date and destination. SAS have many frequencies, large network and flies to all our destinations. The possibility that the majority of our customers will find a suitable ticket alternative to the original itinerary will be very good.

SAS will handle all requests and aim for a special price for all FlyNonstop customers. Please call:

Phone: +47 915 05 400,

or locally to Kjevik Airport in Kristiansand on

Phone: +47 957 19 478

The Company (SAS) is not responsible for the tickets already purchased from FlyNonstop, or any other obligations in the light of FlyNonstop’s cancellations.

We will once again lament the burden placed on you, the passengers, but unfortunately we at FlyNonstop could no longer be able to meet the company’s obligations. We therefore realize that we had to close down the operation.

This is a sad day for you, our customers, and for us at FlyNonstop.

Note: Please click on the FlyNonstop category (below right column) for all previous news entries and stories about the carrier.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. FlyNonstop did not have much leverage. With the winter season coming on, revenues were down and the single Embraer ERJ 190-100LR (PH-FNS) (man 19000616) was operated by Denim Air for FlyNonstop. PH-FNS is pictured pushing back at Palma de Mallorca, a frequent destination for the carrier.

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FlyNonstop to fly from Bodø, Norway to London City Airport

FlyNonstop (Kristiansand) has announced it will add a new route from Bodø, Norway to London (City Airport) starting on October 28. The new route will be operated weekly. This will be the first international route from Bodø and is away from FlyNonstop’s base of Kristiansand in southern Norway.

Bodø is located just north of the Arctic Circle and is the largest city in Nordland County and also is the second largest city in northern Norway.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Operated by Denim Air, Embraer ERJ 190-100LR PH-FNS (msn 19000616) taxies past the camera at Palma de Mallorca.

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Niki will continue to operate three Embraer 190s this winter

Niki (flyniki.com) (Vienna) will continue to operate three Embraer 190s (D-ARJC, D-ARJF and D-ARJG) this winter season according to ch-aviation. The aircraft were suppose to be all transferred to LGW in the Airberlin Group.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/Airlinersgallery.com. Niki is currently operating four Embraer 190s. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR OE-IHB (msn 19000294) taxies at Frankfurt.

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KLM Cityhopper to lease six additional Embraer 190s

KLM Cityhopper (Amsterdam), KLM’s regional subsidiary, has concluded a lease agreement with BOC Aviation to add six Embraer 190s to its current fleet of 22 E-Jets. The additional ERJ 190s are part of KLM Cityhopper’s strategic plan to replace the oldest aircraft in its Fokker 70 fleet. The first of the six ERJ 190s is scheduled to be delivered during the second half of 2013.

Consistent with its current ERJ 190s, the new ERJ 190s will also be configured with 100 seats in a single-class layout. After delivery of the last aircraft from this new acquisition, KLM Cityhopper will have more ERJ 190s in its fleet than any other aircraft type. All of the ERJ 190s will be deployed across KLM’s European network from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR PH-EZM (msn 19000338) taxies past the camera at Zurich.
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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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AeroMexico starts two new routes to Las Vegas and Los Angeles

AeroMexico (Mexico City) on June 20 started serving the new Hermosillo – Puerto Penasco – Las Vegas route.

This new twice weekly flight will be operated with the following schedule:

Las Vegas – Puerto Penasco

Flight Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 2675 4:05 p.m. 6:06 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays

Puerto Penasco – Hermosillo

Flight Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 2675 6:46 a.m. 7:37 a.m. Thursdays and Sundays

Hermosillo – Puerto Penasco

Flight Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 2674 11:30 a.m. 12:32 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays

Puerto Penasco – Las Vegas

Flight Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 2674 1:21 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays

* Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice.

AeroMexico also on June 20 started to serve the Los Angeles – La Paz route with AeroMexico Connect Embraer 190 aircraft equipped with 99 passenger seats.

This new twice weekly flight will be served with the following schedule:

Los Angeles – La Paz

Flight Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 2167 2:20 p.m. 5:44 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays

La Paz – Los Angeles

 Flight Departure Arrival Frequency
AM 2166 11:51 a.m. 1:20 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. AeroMexico Connect’s Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-ACI (msn 19000525) approaches runway 9 at Miami International Airport.

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AeroMexico to add three Embraer 175s starting in June

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced the addition of three Embraer 175 planes to its fleet, making it the first national airline in Mexico to operate this aircraft type.

As part of the plan for the renovation of its fleet, the aircraft, with 86 seats in one single class, will gradually replace the smaller Embraer ERJ 145 planes with 50 seats operated by Aerolitoral.

The Embraer 175 shares its design and cabin structure with the larger Embraer 190. This attribute allows customers to have the same travel experience on either one of these aircraft. Other features include more space for storing carry-on luggage in compartments that are overhead or underneath seats, more comfortable seats, a 2×2 seating configuration with space in the aisle, to name a few.  Embraer aircraft are recognized as the most comfortable family of aircraft in their category.

Two of the three planes will start operations on June 1 and June 20, offering greater comfort along with cutting edge technology on routes from Mexico City to Acapulco, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Tampico, Zihuatanejo, Minatitlan, San Luis Potosi and Aguascalientes.

Aerolitoral, operating as AeroMexico Connect (Monterrey), is expected to operate the aircraft for AeroMexico.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. The new ERJ 175s will supplement the larger ERJ 190s. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-JAC (msn 19000248) prepares to land at Miami.

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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.

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