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Hamburg International ceases all operations

Hamburg International (Hamburginternational.de) (Hamburg) shut down all operations yesterday (October 19) and filed for bankruptcy protection.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer.

Corendon Airlines’ Boeing 737-4Y0 TC-TJF makes a short overrun of the runway at Amsterdam

Corendon Airlines’ (Corendon.com) (Antalya) Boeing 737-4Y0 TC-TJF (msn 26078) with 166 passengers and crew slightly overran runway 4-22 at Amsterdam while attempting to land at 1903 local time last night. There were no injuries and there was no damage to the aircraft.

Click below for a picture at the scene:


Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. TC-TJF is pictured at Nuremberg before the incident.

China Airlines to join the SkyTeam alliance

China Airlines (Taipei) is planning to join the SkyTeam alliance.

The airline issued the following statement:

“China Airlines, the flag carrier of Taiwan, today (September 14) formally announced the start of its joining process leading to full entry into the SkyTeam airline alliance. The process is expected to be completed by mid-2011. The announcement comes just a few months after China Eastern signed an agreement to join SkyTeam.”

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Airbus A340-313X B-18801 (msn 402) climbs away from Frankfurt.

World Airways to operate a Boeing 747-400 for Jade Cargo

World Airways (Atlanta) has signed a one-year agreement with Jade Cargo International (Shenzhen) to operate one Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft on a full-time basis for air cargo service beginning in October 2010. Subject to final government approvals, the aircraft will connect Shanghai and Yantai with Chicago (O’Hare). The three weekly flights will then continue to Amsterdam and return to Shanghai on a “round-the-world” flight pattern.

World recently announced the addition of two Boeing 747-400 freighters, which will bring World’s 747-400 fleet to four aircraft, in addition to nine McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighters.

Jade Cargo International Company Ltd. was founded in October 2004 as a joint venture between Shenzhen Airlines (51%), Lufthansa Cargo AG (25%) and the German development finance institute DEG-Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (24%). Jade started flight operations on August 5, 2006 and operates six Boeing 747-400s.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Jade Cargo’s Boeing 747-4EV ERF B-2422 (msn 35173) stops at Nuremberg.

Eurocypria Airlines and Cyprus Airways to be merged

Eurocypria Airlines’ (Larnaca) days are probably numbered. The Cyprus government is moving ahead with plans to merge its state-controlled Cyprus Airways (Larnaca) with state-owned charter airline Eurocypria. Both airlines have been losing money. A a new chairman is expected to be announced within the next few days. Cyprus has an Airbus fleet and Eurocypria has a Boeing fleet. The Eurocypria brand is likely to disappear.

Eurocypria was established on March 25, 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyprus Airways as the first Cyprus-based charter airline. Operations began on June 6, 1992 with two new Airbus A320s. Since then the airline has added Boeing 737-800s.

Read the full report from the Financial Mirror:


Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Eurocypria’s Boeing 737-8BK 5B-DBZ (msn 33030) visits Nuremberg. The company specializes in having a different colored-tail for each aircraft.

MALEV Hungarian Airlines receives a $26 million government loan to stay afloat

MALEV Hungarian Airlines (Budapest) has received a $26 million loan from the Hungarian government in order to pay for aircraft leases and remain airborne.

Read the full Reuters report:


Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Now retired, Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) HA-LND (msn 7807) visits Nuremberg.

Airberlin loses $72.3 million in the second quarter

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin-Tegel) reported a net loss in the second quarter of $72.3 million.

In other news the company is in discussions with its new Oneworld partner about code sharing which is expected to start in November.

Read the full report from the WSJ:


Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Boeing 737-86J D-ABBF (msn 32917) arrives at Nuremberg.

Turkish Airlines reports a 2Q net profit of $104 million

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) missed its estimates but still reported a net profit of $104 million in the second quarter ($170 million in the first half).

Read the full report from Bloomberg Businessweek:


Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. As the official airline sponsor, Turkish Airlines has decorated this Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JHF (msn 35745) for the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship running from August 28 through September 12. TC-JHF is pictured on the ramp at Nuremberg.

Lufthansa orders eight additional Bombardier CRJ900s

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) has placed a firm order for eight additional Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The transaction involved the exercise of eight previously announced purchase rights.

Altogether, Deutsche Lufthansa and its regional partners have previously ordered a total of 109 Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets, including 62 CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft, 20 CRJ700 aircraft and 27 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) D-ACKE (msn 15081) of Lufthansa Regional carrier CityLine visits Nuremberg.

Turkish Airlines orders an additional Airbus A330-200

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has placed a firm order for an additional A330-200 aircraft. The purchase joins existing orders for 10 A330-300s, two A330-200 freighters and 24 A320 family aircraft signed in 2009.

The newly ordered aircraft will be powered by Rolls Royce engines and will be delivered in July 2011 .

Turkish Airlines has operated Airbus aircraft since 1985, and today operates the largest Airbus fleet in the country, with 70 Airbus aircraft, including four A310s, 50 A320 family aircraft, seven A330s and nine A340s.

This new aircraft will join the existing fleet of seven A330-200s.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Airbus A330-203 TC-JND (msn 754) makes a visit to Nuremberg.