Icelandair Group (Icelandair) (Keflavik) and the Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA) have signed a tentative collective bargaining agreement that is valid until September 30, 2017. The agreement will now be presented to FIA members that will vote on the agreement.
Björgólfur Jóhannsson, President and CEO of Icelandair Group: “If ratified, this new three year agreement with FIA is an important milestone that will enable us to aim for continued organic growth.”
Copyright Photo: Matt Varley/AirlinersGallery.com. Icelandair has just painted its Boeing 757-256 TF-FIU (msn 26243) in this striking Northern lights/Aurora Borealis color scheme at Norwich.
Borajet Airlines (Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen) has ratified an agreement to acquire four Embraer 190s as part of an initiative to gradually upgrade its turboprop fleet, add capacity and frequencies, and grow its network. The airline is acquiring the 100-seat, single-class E190s through a third party lease agreement. The first E190 revenue flight is slated to begin later this month.
The first E190 for Borajet landed at Sabiha Gökçen Airport on June 29, 2014.
Borajet was established in 2008 with three ATR 72-500s.
Copyright Photo: Matt Varley/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR EI-FCN (msn 19000263) poses at Norwich before its delivery flight.
Gambia Bird (Banjul) is a new airline in Gambia in western Africa. According to Airliners.de, in cooperation with AJW Aviation, the new airline will lease two Airbus A319s from Germania. Gambia Bird is planning to serve Dakar, Conakry, Freetown and Lagos. Later the company, hopes to expand to Europe. Germania will retain a 90% ownership in Gambia Bird. The first Airbus A319 has been painted at Norwich.
According to a report by ATW, Gambia Bird is now planning to launch operations on October 15, 2012 from Banjul with weekly flights to London (Gatwick) and Barcelona and also from Freetown to London (Gatwick). The new airline is also planning four-times-weekly service from Banjul to Dakar, twice-weekly to Freetown, Monrovia and Lagos as well as once a week service to Conakry and Accra.
The airline has the following statement on their website:
“Flights will commence later in summer and the airline will connect Banjul to other West African Airports but also link Banjul to Europe. The schedule will be published soon.”
Copyright Photo: Matt Varley. The pictured Airbus A319-112 D-ASTA (msn 4663), formerly painted in Germania livery, has emerged from the paint shop at Norwich, pending delivery.