Limitless Airways (Rijeka, Croatia) started passenger operations on May 23 with this leased former China Eastern Airbus A320-214 now registered 9A-SLA (msn 828) (below). The airliner has been placed into service in this all-white condition and is leased from GECAS. The new airline is operating between Rijeka, Croatia and Gothenburg, Sweden and Kokkola, Finland.
The new airline issue this statement:
On May 23, Limitless Airways officially started with its operations.
In cooperation with Scandjet Travel, our first travellers were people from Sweden and Finland, returning to their homes from holiday. After that we flew new tourists back to Croatia, from Gothenburg and Kokkola.
Eastern Air Lines (2nd) (Miami) will start revenue passenger operations tomorrow (May 27). The first flight will be depart from Miami International Airport (MIA) at 10 am (1000) bound for Havana, Cuba.
The airline made this announcement:
After 24 years, 4 months and 7 days, Eastern resumes revenue flight operations tomorrow. MIA-HAV-MIA. Time to re-earn our wings…
Spring Airlines Japan (Tokyo-Narita) today (August 1) as planned, launched passenger operations from Narita International Airport to Hiroshima, Saga and Takamatsu with its 189-seat Boeing 737-800s according to ZipanguFlyer.
Discovery Air (Lagos) will start scheduled passenger operations on June 9 with three Boeing 737-300s. The company’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) was issued on June 3. The first route will be between Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. Services to Port Harcourt will also be operated.
The company was incorporated on July 23, 2008 as a private limited liability company. The name comes from its primary owner, First Deepwater Discovery.
Copyright photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Discovery Air). Boeing 737-36N 5N-BQO (msn 28571) departs from Southend.
United Airlines (Chicago) is now planning to resume Boeing 787-8 scheduled passenger operations on May 20 between Houston (Bush Intercontinental) and Chicago (O’Hare) as flight UA 1. Houston-Denver flight start on the following day. United is first re-introducing the grounded type on its relatively short domestic flights as the first phase of the resumption before it restores longer international routes.
Boeing has already converted two of United’s six Dreamliners to the new FAA standards and will soon convert the remainder of United’s fleet. The airline has scheduled flights to begin on May 20 on routes from Houston to other domestic hubs. United will begin international 787 flying on the Denver-Tokyo route on June 10.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 787-8 N20904 (msn 34824) departs from Los Angeles International Airport.
First Nation Airways (Lagos) suspended scheduled passenger operations in October 2012. It was previously operating three Airbus A320s which were returned to the lessors.
Now the carrier is planning to add two Airbus A319s (5N-FND and 5N-FNE) in order to resume operations.
Copyright Photo: Greenwing. Formerly operated by Air Inter Europe, Air France and Wind Jet, the pictured A319-113 EI-DVD (msn 647) has been painted at Dublin and is pending delivery as 5N-FND. Ironically the jetliner is inscribed with “Success is overcoming many failures” sub-titles on the rear fuselage!