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TLspotting wrote: 10 Jan 2021, 12:39
sn26567 wrote: 29 Dec 2020, 21:38 Spanish tour operator Avoris Travel has finalised the union of its two airlines, Evelop and Orbest, under the Iberojet brand.
Their new livery, still similar graphics to the 2 merged airlines :
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Iberojet eyes Mexico City, Costa Rica & Guatemala.
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sn26567 wrote: 14 Dec 2020, 17:25 World 2 Fly (Spain) expects its first plane, an Airbus A350, to arrive in March 2021 and has increased the company’s capital by €12.5 million, one of the requirements requested by Civil Aviation to obtain the necessary permits to operate. The second A350 will arrive in 2021 as well.
World2fly will have three planes to fly to Punta Cana, Cancun and Havana. One A330-300 and one A350-900 will begin operations in summer 2021 and a third Airbus to be delivered in 2022.
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Green Africa Airways has applied for a Nigerian AOC ahead of entry into the domestic market space.
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sn26567 wrote: 17 Jan 2021, 23:10 Green Africa Airways has applied for a Nigerian AOC ahead of entry into the domestic market space.
Green Africa Airlines has reportedly opted to launch with ATR aircraft to reduce escalating costs of operations.
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sn26567 wrote: 07 Jan 2021, 16:50
sn26567 wrote: 04 Jan 2021, 17:38 Montenegro’s government launches the process of incorporating a new flag carrier that will be named 2 Montenegro. The government will seek to keep part of the personnel of Montenegro Airlines, which is being liquidated. An offer to acquire the carrier from a private citizen was rejected.
Montenegro’s government registered 2Montenegro and earmarked €30 million in start-up capital for the new national carrier. A new name and brand with be selected at a later date.
Montenegro’s government plans to establish ToMontenegro as its flag carrier by February 2021, with operations beginning by year-end. The new carrier will take over one of the existing E195s, with the intention of acquiring the remaining two pending talks with lessors. James Hogan is said to be advising on the project.
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sn26567 wrote: 07 Dec 2020, 18:27 Flyr was the selected name of the new airline by Erik Braathen, which plans to launch in 1H 2021 out of Oslo with focus on the Norwegian market.
Flyr plans to launch its first flight in the 2Q 2021 with B737-800, and will be fully funded with US$70 million from private investors. During the initial phase, the company will service the larger Norwegian cities and popular destinations in Europe. In the longer term, the airline plans a fleet of 28-30 aircraft.

If successful, it could be the last nail in Norwegian's coffin!

Vietravel Airlines is scheduled to make its maiden flight on 25 January 2021, from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Da Nang, and Hue. The two existing A321s will be joined by a third one in the coming days.
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sn26567 wrote: 19 Jan 2021, 16:38
sn26567 wrote: 07 Dec 2020, 18:27 Flyr was the selected name of the new airline by Erik Braathen, which plans to launch in 1H 2021 out of Oslo with focus on the Norwegian market.
Flyr plans to launch its first flight in the 2Q 2021 with B737-800, and will be fully funded with US$70 million from private investors. During the initial phase, the company will service the larger Norwegian cities and popular destinations in Europe. In the longer term, the airline plans a fleet of 28-30 aircraft.
Wondering if Brussels will be part of it, the forgotten country, the Heart of Europe...

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AMCON to float international airline with Arik, Aero planes

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has reached an advanced stage towards launching a multibillion naira airline by pooling together its aviation assets especially planes in debt-ridden Arik Air and Aerocontactors Airlines, findings by Sunday PUNCH have revealed.

The new international airline, to be named Nigeria Eagle, may take to the sky with at least 10 planes as early as June, according to insiders who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak on the matter.

AMCON is expected to make an official statement on the deal very soon.

A photo that has been circulating for a few months of a Nigeria Eagle B737 https://i1.wp.com/nigerianflightdeck.co ... C330&ssl=1

The proposed merger between Arik Air (Nigeria's largest company) and Aero Contractors should be confirmed in a few days or weeks. The funded component seems to be closed

Obviously 1st flight at the beginning of June 2020, with 10 aircraft

Arik Air, an airline with big ambitions, launched in the mid-2000s to fill the gap left by Nigeria Airways. She wanted to be the big airline of the country ahead of Virgin Nigeria or Belleview. She had ordered 777-300ERs eventually replaced by 747-8Is which were eventually replaced by 787-9s. 787-9 still not delivered. Finally, she used the A340-500 and A330-200 for hire. On the medium haul, a good t fleet with CRJ, Q400 and 737NG (there is also an order for 737Max).

A good network with Lagos as the major hub in the region and a major hub in Africa. Dubai, New York, London, Johannesburg on the long haul and Central and West Africa on the medium and short haul

But unfortunately things did not go well. The airline quickly fell into the red mainly due to the same problems that hit Africa (corruption, mismanagement, ....), Nigeria is probably the biggest market in Africa. There is also significant competition from Africa (Kenya Airways, Ethiopian, Asky, RwandAir, Royal Air Maroc), Europe (Air France, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa), USA (Delta Airlines) and even from Nigeria with the arrivals of Air Peace or Azman Air.

The airline has stopped the long haul. The state has taken over, but that hasn't changed much. It is clear that to save Arik Air, the merger with another airline remains one of the last solutions.

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Ecuatoriana Airlines plans to start scheduled domestic operations by July 2021, pending issuance of AOC and other certifications.
sn26567 wrote: 18 Jan 2021, 21:29 Montenegro’s government plans to establish ToMontenegro as its flag carrier by February 2021, with operations beginning by year-end. The new carrier will take over one of the existing E195s, with the intention of acquiring the remaining two pending talks with lessors. James Hogan is said to be advising on the project.
ToMontenegro plans to launch LCC operations before 01 April 2021 should it is able to take over commercial agreements, staff and aircraft from the former flag carrier. Otherwise, it will launch in Fall 2021.
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Air Premia of South Korea is expected to receive an AOC and acquire a B787-9 in February 2021.
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Hellenic Seaplanes aims to be operating 20 aircraft within its first five years, at over 150 waterways within Greece. The project plans to attract €300 million in investments over the said period, creating 2,000 direct jobs.
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