Wizz Air to fly to Iceland from Poland

Wizz Air (Budapest) has announced further growth of its route network from Poland. From July 3, 2015 Wizz Air will start operating a new service from Gdansk to Keflavik (near Reykjavik) in Iceland, with two weekly flights.

Wizz Air now offers a total of 116 Polish routes to 22 countries from seven Polish airports.

In other news, Wizz Air has announced twice-weekly service from Budapest to Tenerife, starting on October 30 with departures on Mondays on Fridays.

Wizz Air now flies from Budapest Airport with 41 routes to 21 countries.

Finally, Wizz Air announced a new Debrecen route to Bergamo (near Milan) which will start operating with two weekly flights on October 25.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 HA-LYA (msn 6077) with Sharklets lands in London (Luton).

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AirAsia India outlines initial Delhi base plans

AirAsia India (I5, Chennai) has unveiled its preliminary plans for its upcoming Delhi Int'l base, set to go live later next month. Airline Route reports the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) subsidiary will offer daily flights from the Indian capital to Bangalore Int'l, Goa, and Guwahati effective ...


Ryanair to launch three new winter routes from Copenhagen

Ryanair (Dublin) has announced more growth at its Copenhagen base with three new routes from October 2015 to Alicante, Budapest and Malaga, as part of Ryanair’s 2015 winter schedule. These three new routes will add to Ryanair’s nine Copenhagen routes already operated to Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, London (Stansted), Madrid, Milan (Malpensa), Rome, Stockholm and Warsaw.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-DWW (msn 33629) arrives at Tenerife Sur.

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The Best And Worst Airlines For Summer 2015 Vacation Travel – Forbes


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The Best And Worst Airlines For Summer 2015 Vacation Travel
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Jet Blue Airways had a 72.6 percent on time arrival record, while the fifth-worst airline for summer travel was American, at 74.29 percent. (As with the US Airways numbers, the American performance reflects how it did before its merger.) No matter when ...

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New All-Business Class Airline Adds NYC-London To Paris Routes – Forbes


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New All-Business Class Airline Adds NYC-London To Paris Routes
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Over the years start-ups like EOS and MAXJet disappeared, while another, L'Avion, was purchased by British Airways and turned into its OpenSkies. At the same time several mainstream carriers experimented with all-business class flights including ...

Russian charter specialist Azur Air set for maiden B767

Azur Air (ZF, Sharypovo) will shortly take delivery of its maiden widebody aircraft - a B767-300(ER) VQ-BUO (msn 27909). Currently, the Katekavia (ZF, Sharypovo) division operates a fleet of nine B757-200s on charter flights throughout Russia as well as to the Mediterranean, the Far East, and the ...

Growth of Persian Gulf airlines poses threat to US carriers – Los Angeles Times


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Growth of Persian Gulf airlines poses threat to US carriers
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A new analysis says the U.S. carriers and their union are ganging up on the Persian Gulf carriers because they feel threatened by the pace of growth of the foreign airlines in serving the lucrative international travel market. U.S. airlines still ...
US airlines rattled by success of Mideast rivalsAlaska Dispatch News
Fracturing airline alliances could signal wave of industry consolidationYahoo Finance UK
Consolidation predicted if airline alliances collapseTravel Weekly UK
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Transaero Airlines inaugurates a new route to Malta

Transaero Airlines (Moscow) yesterday (April 26) inaugurated its new route from Moscow (Domodedovo) to Malta. Transaero will operate the new route once a week with Boeing 737s.

Previously the airline issued this statement:

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Transaero Airline will launch, for the first time in its history, scheduled flights on the Moscow-Malta route on April 26, 2015.

Flights UN 385/386 will be operated on Sundays from Moscow Domodedovo airport according to the following schedule (local time):

Departure from Moscow at 14.25, arriving at Malta International Airport at 17.55. Departure from Malta at 18.45, arriving in Moscow at 23.45. Transaero will use Boeing 737 aircraft for these services.

Read the full story from the Times of Malta: CLICK HERE

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Diageo faces bitter legal battle with Kingfisher Airlines founder Vijay Mallya – The Independent


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Diageo faces bitter legal battle with Kingfisher Airlines founder Vijay Mallya
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United Spirits said that its inquiry “revealed that between 2010 and 2013, funds involved in many of these transactions were diverted from the company and/or its subsidiaries to certain UB Group companies, including in particular, Kingfisher Airlines ...
Kingfisher to United Spirits: Charting out the great fall of Vijay MallyaFirstpost
Will discuss issues bilaterally with Diageo: Vijay MallyaEconomic Times

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Spirit Airlines expanding, should make Houston flights cheaper – KPRC Houston


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Spirit Airlines expanding, should make Houston flights cheaper
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Flights in and out of Houston airports are expected to get a whole lot lower thanks to major airlines adding new options for travelers; but the new flights may look a little different than what you're used to. It could mean sticker shock once you get ...

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Oman Air is phasing out its ATR 42s and Embraer 175s

Oman Air (Muscat) is phasing out its remaining ATR 42s and Embraer ERJ 175s. The four E175s will be gone by the end of this year or early 2016 according to a report by Travel Daily Media which quotes CEO Paul Gregorowitsch.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Oman Air’s Embraer ERJ 170-200STD (ERJ 175) A40-EA (msn 17000323) prepares to land in Dubai.

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Mexican LCC Volaris takes delivery of maiden A321

Volaris (Y4, Toluca) took delivery of its first of its maiden A321-200 (sl) on Wednesday, April 22 following a ferry flight routed Hamburg Finkenwerder-Reykjavik Keflavik-Bangor-México City. XA-VLH (cn 6558) is part of a pair of A321-200s the Mexican LCC is leasing from the Air Lease Corporation ...

ECAir’s leased Boeing 757-200 is back in service

 

ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines (Brazzaville) is once again using its leased PrivatAir (Geneva) Boeing 757-204 HB-JJE (msn 27219). According to the airline, HB-JJE arrived back at Brazzaville last night. The ECA fleet now consists of four Boeing 737-300/700s, two Boeing 757-200s and one Boeing 767-300.

In the coming weeks, ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines will continue to expand its network with the opening of its third intercontinental (Beirut) and new regional destinations (Luanda, Abidjan, Yaounde, Bangui, N’Djamena).

Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister aircraft PrivatAir Boeing 757-236 HB-JJD (msn 25807) departs from Brussels.

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Air Wisconsin CRJ200 flight evacuated after passenger’s lithium battery sent smoke into the cabin

Air Wisconsin (American Eagle) (Appleton) flight ZW/AA 4010 from Charlotte to Richmond on Saturday (April 25) with Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N430AW (msn 7719) was evacuated after landing at Richmond. The 42 passengers and three crew members safely evacuated the regional jet on the taxiway after a lithium battery from one of the passengers sent smoke through the cabin according to NBC Channel 12. The flight attendant used the fire extinguisher to douse out the fire in the hand luggage according to the report.

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Canada’s Summit Air Charters acquires first own ATR72 freighter

Summit Air Charters (Yellowknife) has taken delivery of its first owned Avions de Transport Régional turboprop - an ATR 72-200(F), C-GUSA (cn 353), formerly SE-MGL with West Air Sweden (PT, Gothenburg Landvetter). The charter specialist currently leases another ATR72-200(F) from First Air (7F, Carp) ...

Airline Route: Corrections for week of 20APR15

Update at 0900GMT 27APR15

The following is a number of corrections for reports appeared on Airline Route for the week of 20APR15.

* On 24APR15, Airline Route reported Norwegian to start Stockholm – Las Vegas service once a week from 07NOV15. This should be 31OCT15.

* For the week of 20APR15, certain readers may notice a number of typographical errors. Selected posts appeared during this past week was produced via mobile phone, due to instability of internet connection in the South Pacific. Significant typographical errors has been spotted and corrected. Thank you for your understanding.

MH17: German government failed to warn airlines – Deutsche Welle


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MH17: German government failed to warn airlines
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Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with 298 people on board crashed on July 17, 2014, in the embattled region in Eastern Ukraine - probably after it had been hit by a surface-to-air missle. The Ukrainian government and Western countries suspect the machine ...
MH17 crash: Germany knew flight risks, according to local mediaSydney Morning Herald
Government knew of threat to Ukraine flightsThe Local.de
MH17 disaster: Germany 'failed to warn of Ukraine risk'BBC News
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MH17: German government failed to warn airlines – Deutsche Welle


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MH17: German government failed to warn airlines
Deutsche Welle
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with 298 people on board crashed on July 17, 2014, in the embattled region in Eastern Ukraine - probably after it had been hit by a surface-to-air missle. The Ukrainian government and Western countries suspect the machine ...
MH17 crash: Germany knew flight risksSydney Morning Herald
MH17: Berlin knew Ukraine flight dangers before crash but did not inform ...ABC Online
MH17: Berlin knew risk of flying above Ukraine, say reportsThe Star Online
Ukraine Today
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Kenya Airways to Start Boeing 787 Amsterdam Service from Sep 2015

Update at 0840GMT 27APR15

Kenya Airways is planning to adjust capacity on Nairobi – Amsterdam route, starting 07SEP15.
From this date, the airline plans to operate Boeing 787-8 aircraft on daily basis, replacing 777-300ER.

KQ116 NBO0835 – 1545AMS 788 D
KQ117 AMS2100 – 0610+1NBO 788 D

Shuttle America fixes date for maiden United Express EMB-175 ops