Ukraine Air Alliance (Kiev) Antonov An-12BK registered as UR-DWF (msn 8345802) (above) operating a cargo flight from Prestwick, Scotland to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea crashed on takeoff from Tamanrasset, Algeria yesterday (August 30) after making a fuel stop. All 7 crew members on board were reported to have died in the crash.
According to Wikipedia the airline was established on February 18, 1992 and started operations in 1993.
Ryanair (Dublin) has announced significant growth for Scotland with three new routes between Edinburgh and London (Stansted), Glasgow and London (Stansted) and Glasgow and Dublin (three times daily), as well as a new base at Glasgow International (Ryanair’s 69th in total).
Ryanair’s existing once daily flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Dublin will now switch to Glasgow International as part of an expanded three times daily business service between Glasgow and Dublin. Despite this switch Ryanair remains committed to its long standing base at Prestwick where the airline has a major maintenance facility and is currently in discussions with Glasgow Prestwick and the Scottish Government, its new owners, to explore growth opportunities to/from Prestwick Airport.
From October 26, 2014, Ryanair will base three Boeing 737-800s at Edinburgh, one at Glasgow (International) and one at Glagow (Prestwick).
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS EI-DLB (msn 33584) taxies at Nantes.