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Flybe has announced its withdraw from Shetland

Ex Kenya 5Y-KYK, leased from GECAS October 18, 2016

Flybe has announced it will discontinue all service to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland on January 8, 2018 due to “disapointing numbers”.

Flybe teamed up with Eastern Airways to compete against its former partner Loganair on September 1, 2017 to Sumburgh in the Shetland Islands.

Copyright Photo: Eastern Airways Embraer ERJ 170-100LR G-CIXV (msn 17000111) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 938211.

Eastern Airways:

Route Map: Flybe’s routes to Shetland.

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British Airways expands its London City and regional operation

 

British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYM (msn 19000351) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935974.

British Airways is further expanding both its London City and regional operation with three new routes, increased frequencies, two more aircraft and 40 new jobs.

Just a week after the airline announced it is increasing flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol in Summer 2018, today it unveils plans to double its weekday services between London City and Milan Linate and add a new weekday service to Frankfurt from January.

In addition, there will be new summer services from Manchester and Edinburgh to Florence and a weekly service between Manchester and Dublin.

The extra flights are made possible with the arrival of two new 98-seat Embraer 190 aircraft (pictured) in January and April 2018, bringing the total fleet number to 22.

The airline is also recruiting 20 new pilots and 20 cabin crew.

This year British Airways has launched dozens of new flights from London City, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol airports.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager customer and commercial, said: “The new Embraer 190 jets will be a welcome addition to our fleet as we continue to grow our route network and frequencies both from our home base at London City and from other UK regional airports. It enables us to expand both our business and leisure routes, with much improved schedules and timings to Milan Linate and Frankfurt.

“This year we have almost doubled the number of routes we operate compared to last year and the winter season brings a further five new routes, London City to Paris Orly, Prague and Reykjavik and Manchester to Chambery and Salzburg ahead of the new routes next summer.”

Copyright Photo: British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYM (msn 19000351) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935974.

LOT Polish Airlines to add Warsaw – Nuremberg flights

LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-100STD SP-LDH (msn 17000069) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 912517.

LOT Polish Airlines on May 7, 2018 will add nonstop service to Nuremberg from its Warsaw hub according to Airline Route.

This represents the seventh German destination.

Copyright Photo: LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-100STD SP-LDH (msn 17000069) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 912517.

Air France to resume nonstop flights to Saint Martin (St. Maarten)

Air France Airbus A340-313 F-GLZO (msn 246) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 907174.

Air France is resuming its nonstop flight schedule between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint Martin – Juliana (SXM).

Two special nonstop flights for the Christmas holiday period will operate between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint Martin – Juliana on December 23, 2017 and January 6, 2018.

From January 13 to March 26, 2018, the end of the 2017-18 winter season, Air France will operate a nonstop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint Martin – Juliana once a week by Airbus A340 with a capacity of 275 seats (30 seats in Business, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 224 seats in Economy).

From March 27 to June 13, 2018, the start of the 2018 summer season, Saint Martin – Juliana will be served non-stop by Air France from Paris-Charles de Gaulle once a week by Airbus A330-200 with a capacity of 208 seats (40 seats in the Business cabin, 21 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 147 seats in the Economy cabin).

From June 14 to October 27, 2018, the end of the 2018 summer season, two weekly flights will operate between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint Martin – Juliana by Airbus A330-200, with a capacity of 208 seats (40 seats in the Business cabin, 21 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 147 seats in the Economy cabin).

Since the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, the Air France-KLM Group has been constantly changing its services to Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy according to changes in demand and the operational constraints involved in the operation of these flights.

Flight schedules (in local time)

Special flights on December 23/24, 2017 and January 6/7, 2018 by Airbus A340:

AF4140: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:30, arrives at Saint Martin – Juliana at 14:50
Flight operates on December 23, 2017 and January 6, 2018

AF4141: leaves Saint Martin – Juliana at 16:50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06:10
Flight operates on December 24, 2017 and January 7, 2018

From January 13 to March 26, 2018 (end of 2017-18 winter season) – one weekly flight by Airbus A340:

AF498: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle à 10:30, arrives at Saint Martin – Juliana at 14:50

AF525: leaves Saint Martin – Juliana à 18:55, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 08:15

Flight operates on Saturdays

From March 27 to June 13, 2018 (start of 2018 summer season) – one weekly flight by Airbus A330:

AF202: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:40, arrives at Saint Martin – Juliana at 13:45

Flight operates on Tuesdays from March 27 to June 13, 2018 (except from May 2-16, 2018, operates on Wednesdays)

AF209: leaves Saint Martin – Juliana at 15:45, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06:05

Flight operates on Wednesdays from March 27 to June 13, 2018 (except from May 3-17, 2018, operates on Thursdays)

From June 14 to October 27, 2018 (end of 2018 summer season) – two weekly flights by Airbus A330:

AF498: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:40, arrives at Saint Martin – Juliana at 13:45

AF499: leaves Saint Martin – Juliana at 15:45, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06:05

Flight operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Air France will also continue its daily service to Saint Martin – Grand Case (SFG) from Paris-Orly (ORY), via Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP), in partnership with Air Antilles, which operates flights between Pointe-à-Pitre and Grand Case.

In addition, KLM will also serve Saint Martin – Juliana twice weekly to and from Amsterdam-Schiphol by Airbus A330 with a capacity of 268 seats (18 seats in the Business cabin and 250 in the Economy cabin).

Also, Saint Barthélemy (SBH) will be served in partnership with the airline Winair as a connection of all Air France and KLM flights to and from Saint Martin – Juliana and daily via Pointe-à-Pitre in partnership with the airline Air Antilles.

Copyright Photo: Air France Airbus A340-313 F-GLZO (msn 246) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 907174.

Edelweiss Air to add Buenos Aires

Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMG (msn 562) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935965.

Starting on November 7, 2018, Edelweiss will operate twice-weekly nonstop flights from Zurich to Buenos Aires with an Airbus A340-300, departing on Wednesdays and Saturdays respectively.

As previously announced, Edelweiss will offer flight services to eight new holiday destinations in the short- and medium-haul range in 2018. Edelweiss will add three additional Airbus A320s. Two of the aircraft will commence flight operations in April 2018, the third one as of June 2018. The aircraft will be leased from Edelweiss’ parent company, the Lufthansa Group, and from the leasing company Macquarie.

Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMG (msn 562) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935965.

Darwin Airline is insolvent, will reorganize, but it is grounded

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Darwin Airline (Lugano) has announced it will cease all scheduled operations. Instead the company will revert to being a charter airline. The ATR 72-500s (pictured) will be returned to the lessors.

In related news, the company has entered into reorganization proceedings after it was declared to be insolvent (bankrupt).

The airline had recently rebranded as Adria Switzerland in association with Adria Airways on September 16, 2017 but has encountered unfavorable market conditions.

Update: On November 28, 2017 the airline was grounded by Swiss authorities after its AOC was revoked due to financial concerns.

Copyright Photo: Etihad Regional-Darwin Airline ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) HB-ACB (msn 662) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 922532.

Eurowings to start the Berlin (Tegel) – Frankfurt route

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZR (msn 5525) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 927148.

Eurowings, in the wake of the Airberlin collapse, will start flying the Berlin (Tegel) – Frankfurt route on March 25, 2018 according to Airline Route.

Parent, Lufthansa, also flies the route.

Copyright Photo: Eurowings Airbus A320-214 WL D-AIZR (msn 5525) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 927148.