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Ethiopian Airlines launches new services to Manchester

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated flights to Manchester, its second destination in the UK next to London, at a colorful ceremony graced by the presence of H.E. Mrs Susanna Moorehead, Ambassador of the UK to Ethiopia, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam, dignitaries and invited guests (above).

The four weekly flight to Manchester will be operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

All images by the airline.

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PIA to retire its last Boeing 747 “within a month”

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi) is planning to retire its last Boeing 747 (ex-Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-367 AP-BFY, msn 23920) within a month according to a report by Business Recorder. The report quotes PIA Chairman Nasser Jaffer in a recent interview with BR Research.

PIA logo (LRW)

AP-BFY is currently being used on the high-density Hajj charters to Saudi Arabia. The last Jumbo, soon out of time, will be replaced by two wet-leased Boeing 767s according to the report.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

The retirement will end a long association with the Boeing 747 Jumbo. PIA introduced the Boeing 747-200B in 1976. The airline commenced Boeing 747-200B operations (below) with two leased TAP Air Portugal Boeing 747-282Bs on May 5, 1976 from Karachi and Islamabad to London (Heathrow) and New York (JFK).

PIA 60 Years logo (LRW)

Pakistan International Airlines is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2015.

Top Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister ship, Boeing 747-367 AP-BFU (msn 23392), now retired, is pictured visiting Manchester in the last (2010) color scheme.

PIA aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Below Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-240B AP-BAT (msn 22077) taxies at Orly Airport in Paris in the original 1976 livery.

Video:

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Jet2 to expand operations to Alicante in the fall

Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) is expanding operations to Alicante, Spain from three U.K. airports this autumn. A total of 42 extra flights will now be available to the Costa Blanca area from Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester.

The new flights will operate between September 30 and November 16, 2015.

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Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-21B G-LSAG (msn 24014)  taxies at Manchester.

Jet2 aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

AG Ad - Captain's Log 5.2015 (LRW)

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.

Flybe aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

British Airways announces new flights to Greece from London City Airport

British Airways (London) has announced new flights to Greece from London City Airport for the summer of 2015. The British flag carrier announced seasonal services to Mykonos and Thira (Santorini) for operation from June 29 to September 6, 2015. The routes will be operated with Embraer ERJ 190s by BA CityFlyer.

The route schedule released by BA is as follows:

London City – Mykonos: Four Times Weekly

BA2221 LCY 1040 – 1615 JMK E90 134
BA2221 LCY 1245 – 1820 JMK E90 7
BA2220 JMK 1705 – 1900 LCY E90 134
BA2220 JMK 1920 – 2115 LCY E90 7

London City – Thira: Twice Weekly
BA2223 LCY 1040 – 1620 JTR E90 25
BA2222 JTR 1705 – 1900 LCY E90 25

BA’s general manager commercial at London City, Luke Hayhoe, said to wharf.co.uk: “London City is no longer just a business airport as our growing leisure schedule shows.

“In recent years we have launched new flights to many popular summer sun spots in Spain, Italy and France, now we are delivering what our customers have asked for – some Greek Island destinations.”

Reported by Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock from Manchester.

Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYM (msn 19000351) taxies at Manchester.

British Airways aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

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Air Austral paints its first aircraft in the new livery

Air Austral 777-300 F-ONOU (14)(Grd) MAN (NF)(LRW)

Air Austral (Sainte-Marie, Reunion, France) issued its new logo and this announcement (below) (translated from French) in September 2014:

Air Austral 2014 logo

By the end of the year, Air Austral will unveil its first aircraft painted with the new colors of the company just unveiled and then launch a series of new features for fun, comfort and choice of its passengers.

The new logo embodies the values ​​of closeness, trust, excellence and openness so dear to the company. A desire supported by this new slogan:

“You will always be the heart of our company”

The new logo will reflect the friendliness and smile that Air Austral has with his audience and the quality of service.

Now the first aircraft has been painted.

Copyright Photos: Nik French. Boeing 777-3Q8 ER F-ONOU (msn 35783) left a rainy Manchester today in the new look. The new livery features beautiful island images (below).

Air Austral 777-300 F-ONOU (14)(Tail) MAN (NF)(LR)

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Eastern Airways and Wideroe sign a new codeshare agreement

Eastern Airways (Humberside) has signed a new codeshare agreement with Wideroe (Bodo) which will provide UK travellers greater Norwegian connections via Aberdeen and Newcastle, along with improved access to the Norwegian carrier’s comprehensive network of Scandinavian destinations.

As part of the codeshare partnership, Eastern Airways “T3” flight code will continue to be placed on services between Aberdeen and Stavanger and Newcastle and Stavanger. It will also be added to Aberdeen – Bergen services, which are bookable on Eastern Airways website and via travel agents from today (November 17).

This codeshare partnership and ticketing agreement will enable Eastern Airways to offer UK connections on its services from Cardiff, Durham Tees Valley, East Midlands, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Norwich, Southampton, Stornoway and Wick John O’Groats to Stavanger and Bergen via Aberdeen.

Onward connections in Norway are also available on Wideroe’s network, including those to Haugesund, Kristiansand, Skien, Kristiansund, Molde and Sandefjord. In turn, Wideroe will be able to offer connections on Eastern Airways’ network to Norwegians travelling onwards within the UK.

Wideroe is Scandinavia’s largest regional airline operating to more than twice as many airports in Norway than any other airline. It flies to 48 international and domestic destinations.

Humberside Airport based Eastern Airways has been providing flights from Aberdeen since 1997 and Newcastle since 2003.

Top Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Eastern Airways currently has a fleet comprising of 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145s, 50-seat SAAB 2000s, 37-seat Embraer ERJ 135s and 29-seat British Aerospace (BAe) Jetstream 41 aircraft. SAAB 2000 G-CERY (msn 008) prepares to depart from Manchester.

Eastern Airways aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Wideroe aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show