Tag Archives: Nuremberg

Airberlin downsizes its tourist hub at Nuremberg

Airberlin 737-800 WL D-ABBF (08)(Grd) NUE (GM)(LRW)

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) is working to trim its unprofitable routes. The carrier has announced it is downsizing  its mainly tourist hub at Nuremberg for the coming winter schedule. The carrier will retain some holiday routes to southern destinations.

Read the full report (in German) by Bayerischer Rundfunk: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Boeing 737-86J D-ABBF (msn 32917) taxies to the gate at NUE.

Airberlin: AG Slide Show

Airberlin issues a statement concerning the new delayed opening of the new Berlin Bradenburg Airport (BER)

Airberlin (airberlin.com) (Berlin) has issued the following statement concerning the new delay for the opening of the new Berlin airport:

“Airberlin is disappointed about the latest postponement of the opening date for the new airport Berlin-Brandenburg BER. This will have an adverse effect on all passengers and on airlines. Airberlin has already insisted many times on receiving a reliable opening date which can therefore be planned around. A renewed postponement means that the unsatisfactory situation for all passengers will continue.

Because of the latest postponement, Airberlin expects the airport company to do everything possible in Tegel to achieve an even better standard. Airberlin itself incurs considerable expense in passenger control for the rising numbers at the old airport and will continue to do everything to keep the effects on our passengers to a minimum. The additional service staff will also be available to Airberlin passengers in Tegel in the future, and ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible.

Airberlin continues to place great emphasis on BER. As the market leader in the German capital, airberlin intends to expand its position, grow continuously and further build up the hub with international long-haul flights.”

In other news, Airberlin has appointed a new CEO. As of January 7, 2013, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, 56, will take over the post of Chief Executive Officer of Air Berlin PLC from Hartmut Mehdorn, who has been in the position on a transitional basis since September 1, 2011. At the same time Prock-Schauer will become an Executive Director on the Board of Directors of Air Berlin PLC. Hartmut Mehdorn will remain a member of the Board.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Boeing 737-86J D-ABMJ (msn 36872) was the 2012 “Flying home for Christmas” Santa Claus logojet. The airliner is pictured resting overnight at Nuremberg.

Hot New Photos: AG Hot New Photos

Airberlin: AG Slide Show

Turkish Airlines orders 15 additional Airbus A330-300s

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has placed an order for 15 additional Airbus A330-300s, their seventh order for the A330 family of aircraft and their twentieth Airbus order overall. The aircraft will be operated on medium and long haul routes from the Turkish Airlines hub in Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines placed their first order with Airbus in 1984, and now operate 101 Airbus aircraft including 17 A330 Family aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. Airbus A330-343X TC-JNR (msn 1311) taxies across the ramp at Nuremberg.

Turkish Airlines: 

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.

World Airways to fly the Polar Route under its new authorization

World Airways (Atlanta), a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., now offers Polar route service for its customers after receiving authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Polar authorization allows World to eliminate intermediate stops for several routes, reduce flight times and save fuel. This new authority affects mainly its MD-11 flights.

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:

CLICK HERE

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

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:

CLICK HERE

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:

CLICK HERE

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:

CLICK HERE

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