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Pacific Coastal announces new service between Victoria and Kelowna

Pacific Coastal Airlines (Vancouver) has announce the addition of a new route to its network of more than sixty-five destinations in British Columbia effective Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

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The new Victoria (YYJ) to Kelowna (YLW) flights will operate seven days a week using Saab 340 aircraft.

Pacific Coastal began nonstop service between Victoria and Prince George in January of this year.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Pacific Coastal Airlines’ SAAB 340B C-FPCU (msn 338) sports the new 2015 color scheme.

Pacific Coastal aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Pacific Coastal 8.2015 Route Map

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BBC: Four injured at Stornoway as a Loganair SAAB 340B is flown off the runway on take off

Loganair (Flybe) (Glasgow) flight BE 6821 to Glasgow on January 2 did not operate as planned. According to this BBC report, the Flybe flight, operated with a SAAB 340B (G-LGNL, msn 246) with 25 passengers and three crew members, was caught in a crosswind as it was attempting to take off. The SAAB 340B, after lifting off the runway, veered left and came to rest off the runway. Two passengers were taken to the hospital and two others received minor injuries according to the report but declined medical assistance.

Loganair is a Flybe franchise and operates under the Flybe brand.

Stornoway is a town on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Stornoway is the largest town in the Western Isles and often receives stiff winds from the adjacent Atlantic Ocean.

The airline issued this short statement:

On departure from Stornoway Airport the 8.30 am flight BE 6821 for Glasgow left the runway during take off. The SAAB 340 aircraft was carrying 25 passengers and three crew members.

All passengers and crew were safely evacuated and returned to the airport’s terminal. Two passengers sustained minor injuries and have gone to the local hospital. A full investigation is now underway to ascertain the cause of the incident and the Air Accident Investigation Branch has been notified.

Read the full BBC report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister-ship SAAB 340B G-LGNF (msn 192) taxies at Glasgow with the special “Serving Scotland for 50 Years 1962-2012” logo.

Flybe-Loganair aircraft slide show:

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Route Map:

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Seaborne Airlines expands to Martinique

Seaborne SAAB 340B N353SA (Grd)(Seaborne)(LR)

Seaborne Airlines (St. Croix) is expanding with new weekly service to the island of Martinique beginning on June 1 from San Juan.  The new flights will operate as follows:

San Juan (SJU) – Martinique (FDF) Martinique (FDF) – San Juan (SJU)
Day Flight No. Departure Arrival Day Flight No. Departure Arrival
Wed,Fri,

Sat, Sun

4606 7:00 pm 9:15 pm Mon,Thurs

Sat, Sun

4521 8:30 am 10:45 am

Seaborne will use SAAB 340 aircraft for the new Martinique service.

Copyright Photo: Seaborne Airlines. SAAB 340B N353SA (msn 351) retains the basic colors of Calm Air now with a Caribbean flavor.

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Route Map:

Seaborne 5:2013 Route Map

Estonian Air introduces a new “Fly to Estonia” logoplane, will retire the last Boeing 737-500 on October 21

Estonian Air (Tallinn) has repainted its SAAB 340B ES-ASO (msn 223) from the “Hockeybird” to a special “Fly to Estonia” livery to promote winter travel to the country. The first flight from Tallinn in the new design was completed on October 11 and the special livery will stay until the end of this year.

The aircraft will operate from Tallinn to Vilnius, Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, St Petersburg and Tartu.

The airline issued the following statement:

In the framework of an ongoing co-operation between Estonian Air and EAS (Enterprise Estonia), one of the SAAB 340 aircraft in Estonian Air fleet was given a special livery to attract tourists from the regional destinations of Estonian Air to spend winter holidays in Estonia. This is a continuation of the marketing campaign carried out in October in Lithuania, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway, promoting the possibilities of spending winter holidays in Estonia.

“EAS and Estonian Air have common goals – to be visible on world map, bring a lot of foreign tourists to Estonia and do so in a special way. This beautiful aircraft design is a good example of co-operation between domestic organisations,” says Marketing Director of the Estonian Tourist Board at Enterprise Estonia, Tarmo Mutso.

“Research shows that aircraft is the advertising channel with the highest level of message recall, i.e. people recall afterwards not only the medium of the advertisement but even the message itself”, explains Gunnar Mägi, head of marketing and development in Estonian Air. “Since European airports enjoy a very high concentration of people, I am confident that our invitation will not go unnoticed”, he added.

In other news, the company will retire the last Boeing 737-500 on October 21 when the assigned aircraft completes a round trip between Tallinn and Paris (CDG) per Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo: Estonian Air.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Boeing 737-53S ES-ABH 9msn 29074) climbs away from Southend.