Copyright Photo: Roy Lock. Embraer ERJ 145LR HS-PBE (msn 145597) was delivered to the company on December 19, 2002. It is pictured at BKK prior to being returned to GECAS. It is now with Passaredo as PR-PSH.
PB Air (Bangkok) was forced to suspend all operations this month after Bangkok Air declined to extend the lease of two ATR 72-500s it was wet leasing the company through the end of October. The ATRs were leased in April 2009 to replace the two Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets that had been returned to GECAS earlier this year. The airline was planning to take delivery of two SAAB 340s starting in September but reportedly declined the delivery of the aircraft and was therefore forced to suspend all operations. The airline was formed in 1990 for executive transport of the Singha Brewery executives. Scheduled public passenger flights commenced in March 1998.
Skywest Airlines' Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N743SK (msn 10199) rests between assignments at the Los Angeles hub. Copyright Photo: Roy Lock.
SkyWest Airlines (United Express) (St. George) will start three new United Express routes for United Airlines starting on December 17. Two will be from the Chicago (O’Hare) hub to Asheville and Duluth. The third will be from the Denver hub to Midland/Odessa all with CRJs.
Taxiing at San Francisco now with Blended Winglets (winglets were added about two weeks before repainting), Southwest has retained a "Silver One" logo by the nose. Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.
N629SW prepares to taxi from the gate at Los Angeles in the gray fuselage version of "Silver One". Copyright Photo: Roy Lock.
Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has repainted its Boeing 737-3H4 N629SW (msn 27704) known as “Silver One” into the current 2001 colors. N629SW originally was introduced in a metal top scheme in June 1996 celebrating its 25th Anniversary (Silver Anniversary). In 1999 the metal top was replaced with gray paint.
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Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has reduced flights on 92 routes (service will be increased on 42 routes) and WN will suspend three routes this winter as it adjusts its schedule to meet the seasonal drop in demand.
Lion Air’s (Jakarta) McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 PK-LIO (msn 53490) made an emergency landing at Batam on February 23, 2009. The airliner was on a flight from Medan to Batam when it was forced to make the landing without its nose gear locked in place. No one was injured in the accident.
PK-LIO is pictured before the incident. Copyright Photo: Roy Lock.