Transaero Airlines (Moscow-Domodedovo) is planning to add new scheduled service to both New York and Miami in the fall according to the Moscow Times. The Miami service will be operated twice-weekly with Boeing 747-400s starting on October 29.
The company is also planning to acquire 14 ex-Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200s and nine ex-JAL Boeing 747-400s in a major fleet expansion. Transaero does not currently fly to the United States.
Gulf Air (Bahrain) has finalized a lease deal with Jet Airways for the 42-month lease of four Boeing 777-300 ERs. The first three aircraft will arrive in March 2009 and the fourth in May. The airliners will be wet leased for the first six months as the new type is phased in with Jet Airways crews. The remaining three years of the lease will be on a dry lease basis. Jet Airways is leasing out what it considers to be surplus equipment during the economic downturn.
Copyright Photo: Gulf Air Boeing 767-34P ER A40-GV (msn 26235) (Grand Prix 2006) DXB (Konstantin von Wedelstaedt). Image: 900546.