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British Airways plans its last day of Boeing 757 operations

British Airways (London) is planning its last day of Boeing 757 revenue operations on October 30 with Boeing 757-236 G-CPET (msn 29115) painted in the 1973 delivery livery. The Ian Allan charter flight for November 6 has been cancelled. Here is the tentative schedule for October 30:

BA1384 LHR-MAN 0745 – 0840
BA1389 MAN-LHR 1000 – 1105
BA1482 LHR-GLA 1215 – 1340
BA1487 GLA-LHR 1425 – 1545
BA1454 LHR-EDI 1725 – 1850
BA1463 EDI-LHR 1935 – 2100

Therefore the planned last flight will be flight BA 1463 from Edinburgh to London Heathrow, arriving at 9 p.m. (2100).

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade. Please click on the photo for additional details.

Flybe to operate three Q400s for Finnair

Flybe (Exeter) announced that it has reached agreement with Finnair (Helsinki) to provide regional services in Scandinavian and Baltic Sea Areas.

This new co-operation will begin on October 31, 2010 with three wet leased Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft. Flybe will commence services to key Scandinavian and Baltic markets from Helsinki Airport that will include Tampere, Turku and Tallinn. This agreement is expected to grow beyond the three aircraft in the summer of 2011.

Flybe and Finnair have also agreed to begin discussions on a potential wider co-operation agreement, which could see Flybe providing a range of services across the Nordic and Baltic Sea markets.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade. Painted in the special green “eco” livery, Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) G-JEDP (msn 4085) lines up to land at Gatwick Airport near London.

Aer Arann leases ATR 72-212 EI-SLL from Air Contractors

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade.

Aer Arann (Dublin) has leased ex-ASA ATR 72-212 EI-SLL (msn 387, ex N641AS) named “Aoife” from Air Contractors in this non-standard green and white livery. Copyright Photo: Terry Wade. EI-SLL prepares to depart from London (City) for the Isle of Man.

Air India may cut 650 flights a week

Air India (Mumbai) is expected to make some radical changes including cutting possibly 650 flights a week including the New York route.

New link:

economictimes.indiatimes.com/Air-India-may-ground-650-flights-per-week/articleshow/5204785.cms

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade.

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Virgin Nigeria is now Nigerian Eagle Airlines

The first aircraft to be repainted at Shannon is this Boeing 737-33V registered 5N-VNF (msn 29341). The airliner was later routed from Shannon to Palma de Mallorca and then Lagos on September 17, having arrived in SNN in the old Virgin Nigeria colors on September 11.  Copyright Photo: Trevor Mulkerrins.

The first aircraft to be repainted at Shannon is this Boeing 737-33V registered 5N-VNF (msn 29341). The airliner was later routed from Shannon to Palma de Mallorca and then Lagos on September 17, having arrived in SNN in the old Virgin Nigeria colors on September 11. Copyright Photo: Trevor Mulkerrins.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade.  Please click on photo for more photos.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade. Please click on photo for more photos.

Nigerian Eagle Airlines Logo (LR)Virgin Nigeria Airways (Lagos) yesterday (September 17) changed its name to Nigerian Eagle Airlines. the first aircraft to be repainted is Boeing 737-33V 5N-VNF (msn 29341).

Press release:

www.virginnigeria.com/en/ng/press/pr2009-09-17.html

News link:

234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5460417-146/story.csp

South African to start Dulles-Dakar-Johannesburg

 

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South African Airways (Johannesburg) on May 1 will launch a new Washington (Dulles)-Dakar-Johannesburg route. The new route will be flown with Airbus A340-600s.

Aeroflot submits tender offer for Czech Airlines

 

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Aeroflot (Moscow) has submitted a tender offer to the Ministry of Finance with the intent to buy the Czech government’s 91.5 percent share of the state airline.

In other news, Czech Airlines will start serving Novosibirsk and Tashkent at the end of March for the summer season.