Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Air Sylhet, United Kingdom

Formed 05/01/2007 to operate flights into Amritsar and Bangladesh from summer 2007. Claims to have received AOC (not confirmed). Reorganized in Austria in mid-2008, in association with MAP Jet. Started operations 04/04/2009 and ceased activities 27/04/2009.

Copyright Photo: Air Sylhet Boeing B757-225 TF-LLY (cn. 22691), (Dave Sturges 02. April. 2009).

Air Fiji, Fiji

Originally formed as Fiji Air. Majority owned by Tuvalu government with additional investment from CATIC, China. Ceased operations on 01/05/2009

Copyright Photo: Air Fiji Convair 580 ZK-CIF (cn. 381), (Bob Leask 25. June. 2006).

Elbrus-Avia, Russia

Originally formed as Aeroflot's Nalchik division later known as Nalchik Air Enterprise. AOC suspended 01/2009 and revoked 04/2009.

Copyright Photo: Elbrus-Avia Yakovlev Yak-42-D RA-42346 (cn. 4520423708311), (Carlos Peres 13. Jan. 2007).

Air Sénégal International, Senegal

Ceased operations on 24/04/2009 over the ongoing dispute between RAM and the Senegal government.

Copyright Photo: Air Sénégal International Boeing B737-7EE 6V-AHU (cn. 34263), (Pedro Becken 8. Dec. 2007).

Dirgantara Air Services, Indonesia

Added on EU ban list on 04/07/2007, 11/04/2008, 24/07/2008, 14/11/2008, 08/04/2009. Urged by transport ministry on 02/07/2008 to be safety-compliant within 3 months or face AOC revoke. AOC revoked 11/04/2009.

Copyright Photo: Dirgantara Air Services Douglas DC3 PK-VTO (cn. 13334), (Paul J. Hooper 3. March 1992).

Kayala Airline, Saudi Arabia

Formed 09/2005 by National Air Services as luxury scheduled domestic carrier using aircraft wet-leased from parent company. Ceased operations on 01/04/2009.

Copyright Photo: Al Khalaya Airbus A319-112 F-OHJY (cn. 1124), (Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt 16. Nov. 2008).

Centralwings, Poland

Planned to cease all scheduled services on 07/10/2008, continuing charter operations. Closed down all scheduled services on 30/03/2009, but restarted and continued limited ops afterwards.

Copyright Photo: CentralWings Boeing B737-45D SP-LLF (cn. 28752), (Bruno Geiger 07. May 2007 - Dublin).

Blue Wings, Germany

AOC changed to temporary in 01/2009 due to suspicion of money laundering, suspended on 29/03/2009

Copyright Photo: Blue Wings Airbus A320-232 D-ANNC (cn. 1257), (Bernd Hempe 27. Sep. 2008).

Freedom Airways, Cyprus

Expected to start operations in 2006 but AOC denied. Eventually started operations in 03/2008. AOC revoked in 12/2008 and ceased services in 03/2009.

Copyright Photo: Freedom Airways Fokker F27-050 5B-DCB (cn. 20230), (Steffen Dieckmann 12. October 2008).

EuroAir, Greece

Suspended operations in 01/2009. AOC suspended 16/03/2009.

Copyright Photo: Euro Air MD83 SX-BEU (cn. 49848), (Bruno Geiger 29. März 2008).

LAB - Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano, Bolivia

Restarted commercial services on 31/01/2009, but suspended indefinitely on 19/03/2009.

Copyright Photo: LAB - Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano Boeing B727-2K3(ADV) CP-1367 (cn. 21495), (AirSpeed 11. Januar 2005).

Sunday, March 29, 2009

East Star Airlines, China

AOC suspended on 15/3/09 (following legal petition from GECAS to recover overdue payments) and halted operations.

Copyright Photo: East Star Airlines Airbus A319-112 B6229 (cn. 2762), (K.L. Yim 13. Sep. 2008).

SkyAirWorld, Australia

Expected to be reorganized during 2008 as Lion Australia (qv), plan cancelled. Ceased ERJ-145 operations on 16.02.2009 and shut down on 22.02.2009

Eagle Aviation, France

Formed in Liberia to operate exclusively for Al Amrani Group of Companies. Moved to France in 1999 and became a commercial operator for ACMI leases. Entered bankrupcy, liquidated on 18.02.2009.

Copyright Photo: Eagle Aviation Boeing B757-2Q8 F-GTIB (cn. 25131), (Paul Link CDG 25. Aug.2007).

Macair Airlines, Australia

Entered administration and ceased operations on 29.01.2009, liquidated 06.02.2009.

Copyright Photo: Macair ATR42-500 VH-UYJ (cn. 0571), (FrenchFrogs Aviation Photos - TLS 27. Mar. 2007).

Nordic Airways, Sweden

AOC changed 10.2008 to temporary permit due to financial difficulties, eventually revoked on 23.01.2009 due to absence of financial restructuring plan.

Air Tahoma, USA

Suspended operations on Januar 2009.

FlyLAL, Lithuania

Entered financial difficulties in 12.2008 with unpaid fees due to Vilnius Airport; announced purchase in 01.2009 by SCH Swiss Capital Holdings, Switzerland but project did not proceeed and airline ceased scheduled operations on 18.01.2009; limited services continued by offspring FlyLAL Charters (qv). Filed for bankrupcy on 23.01.2009, continuing with ACMI activities in 02.2009.

Copyright Photo: FlyLAL Boeing B757-204 LY-FLG (cn. 27237), (Urs Ryser PMI 31. Aug.2008).

Kras Air, Russia

ceased operations Jan. 2009.

Copyright Photo: Kras Air Ilyushin IL-86 RA-86121 (cn. 51483209089), (Bruno Geiger AYT 22. Aug. 2006).

- 1 Tu-204
- 1 Tu-214
- 10 Tu-154
- 2 An-26

African International Airways, Swaziland

Listed on EU ban list 22.03.2006, worked around by placing aircraft on South African register. Put up for sale in 06.2008 by shareholders Alan Stocks and Bernrd Keay. Ceased ops 30.09.2008 when new financing could not be found.

Zambian Airways, Zambia

ceased operations in Dec. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Zambian Airways Boeing B737-244(Adv) 9J-JOY (cn. 22584), (Bruno Geiger collection).

Air One, Italy

Air One parent company AP Holding agreed on 11.12.2008 to be purchased by CAI (Alitalia's new parent) and integrated effective on 13.01.2009.

Copyright Photo: Air One Airbus A320-216 EI-DSH (cn. 3178), (Paul Link 27. Sep. 2008).

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tesis Air Cargo, Russia

Suspended operations on 17. Oct. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Tesis Air Cargo Boeing B747-230F(SCD) VP-BXD (cn. 23348), (Paul Link 24. Sep. 2007).

Primaris Airlines, USA

ceased operations on 1. Dec. 2008, expecting to restart in 2009Q1.

Copyright Photo: Primaris Airlines Boeing B757-2G5 N740PA (cn. 24497), (Terry Nash - Cactus Wings 13. October 2004).

- 3 Boeing B757-200

Air Tanzania, Tanzania

Stopping all operations in Dec. 2008. Planned to restart in 2009.

Copyright Photo: Air Tanzania Boeing B737-247 5H-MVV (cn. 23520), (JetPhotos.ch slide collection 2007).

Copyright Photo: Air Tanzania Boeing B737-2R8(C) 5H-ATC (cn. 21710), (JetPhotos.ch slide collection March 2003).

Siem Reap Airways, Cambodia

All aircraft operated by Bangkok Airways and allocated to Siem Reap Airways only when needed. Added on EU ban list on 14. Nov. 2008 and AOC suspended on 25. Nov. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Siem Reap Airways Airbus A319-132 HS-PGS (cn. 3142), (Wish Eiadkaew 1. September 2007).

Markoss Aviation, United Kingdom

Entered bankrupcy and ceased operations in Nov. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Markoss Aviation Canadair CRJ-200LR G-MKSA (cn. 7283), (Patrick Hilverda September 2008).

- 1 Canadair CRJ-200

Kosmas Air, Serbia

ceased operations Nov. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Kosmas Air IL76MD YU-AMI (cn 0093499982).(Peter van Stelle, 5. April 2006).

- 1 Il-76TD

Inter Airlines, Turkey

Ceased operations 12. Nov.2008.

Copyright Photo: Inter Airlines Airbus A321-231 TC-IEF (cn. 968), (Bruno Geiger 22. August 2006).

- 3 Airbus A321

Flightline, United Kingdom

Ceased operations Nov. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Flightline MD83 G-FLTK (cn. 49966), (Nik French 2008).

- 2 DC-9-83
- 10 BAe 146

First Choice Airways, United Kingdom

Merged into Thomsonfly, now operating as Thomson Airways.

Copyright Photo: First Choice Airbus A321-211 G-OOAH (cn. 781), (Bruno Geiger 1. August 2004).

Copyright Photo: First Choice Airways Boeing B757-28A C-GTBB (cn. 32447), (Bruno Geiger 18. September 2002).

European Air Charter, United Kingdom

Closed down operations 30. Nov. 2008.

Copyright Photo: European Aircharter Boeing B737-229 G-CEAF (cn. 20910), (Bruno Geiger 27. August 2007).

- 4 Boeing B737-200

CargoItalia, Italy

closed down operations in Nov. 2008

Copyright Photo: CargoItalia DC10-30 I-CGIA (cn. 47843), (Roland Nussbaumer 24. May 2007).

- 1 Douglas DC-10-30F

Atlas Blue, Morocco

To be integrated back into Royal Air Maroc.

Copyright Photo: Atlas Blue Boeing B737-4B6 CN-RNC (cn. 26529), (Bruno Geiger 14. August 2006).

- 4 Airbus A321
- 6 Boeing B738-400
- 2 Boeing B737-500

ALMA de México, Mexico

Suspended operations on 7. Nov. 2008, entering bankrupcy proceedings.

Copyright Photo: ALMA de México Canadair CRJ-200LR XA-UGW (cn. 7016), (Juan Carlos Guerra March 2007).

- 12 Canadair CRJ-200

Sterling Airlines, Denmark

Bankrupcy on 29. Oct. 2008 due to financial issues linked to main investor, and ceased all operations.

Copyright Photo: Sterling Airlines Boeing B737-73S OY-MRU (cn. 29079), (Bruno Geiger 9. August 2008).

Copyright Photo: Sterling Airlines Boeing B737-8Q8 OY-SEB (cn. 28214), (Bruno Geiger 18. August 2008).

- 24 Boeing 737's

Santa Barbara Airlines, Venezuela

Renamed Oct. 2008 to SBA Airlines.

Copyright Photo: Santa Barbara Airlines Boeing B767-383(ER) TF-FIB (cn. 25365), (Bernd Hempe 8. Sep 2007).

LTE International Airways, Spain

Suspended scheduled and charter services on 17. Oct. 2008, continuing with ACMI-only operations from 23. Oct. 2008.

Copyright Photo: LTE International Airways Airbus A320-232 EC-JRX (cn. 580), (Bruno Geiger 25. August 2008).

- 5 Airbus A320

Lagun Air, Spain

Ceased all operations on 9. Oct. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Lagun Air Embraer ERJ-145MP EC-KSS (cn. 145230), (Bruno Geiger 18. August 2008).

- 3 ERJ145

Hansung Airlines, South Korea

Ceased operations on 18. Oct. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Hansung Airlines ATR72-201 HL5229 (cn. 456), (Kunsup 3. October 2007).

- 4 ATR72

FlySur, Spain

Announced 10. Oct 2008 that operations will be suspended on 19. Oct. 2008 due to AENA not providing any ATC controller at Córdoba airport.

Copyright Photo: FlySur ATR42-320 EC-IDG (cn. 3), (Jordi Cuadrado Borbonés 29. August 2008).

- 1 ATR42

Astair, Russia

Suspended operations on 9. Oct. 2008 over growing debts., ceased operations.

Copyright Photo: Astair Tupolev TU154M RA-85031 (cn. 751), (Vlad Moskvin, 6. September 2008).

- 4 Ilyushin IL62
- 1 Tupolev TU154
- 4 Yakolev Yak42
- 1 Antonov AN24
- 1 Il

Aladia, Mexico

Suspended operations on 21. Oct. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Aladia Boeing B757-25F XA-JPB (cn. 30758), (Ricardo Morales Centeno 29. December 2006).

- 4 Boeing B757

Air Comet Chile, Chile

Ceased operations on 31. Oct. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Air Comet Chile Boeing B737-2T7(Adv) CC-CJP (cn. 22762), (Magnus Trippler 13. September 2008).

- 7 Boeing B737-200

Zoom Airlines UK, United Kingdom

Ceased operations 28. Aug. 2008 after failure of parent company (Zoom Airways Canada).

Copyright Photo: Zoom Airlines UK Boeing B767-3Q8(ER) G-UKZM (cn. 27686), (Peter Schneider 8. Feb. 2008).

Zoom Airlines, Canada

Stopping all operations in Sep. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Zoom Airlines Boeing B767-328(ER) C-GZMM (cn. 27136), (Bruno Geiger 27. Feb. 2006).

XL Airways, United Kingdom

ceased operation on 12. Sep. 2008.

Copyright Photo: XL Airways Boeing B737-8Q8 G-XLAI (cn. 30702), (Bruno Geiger 9. May 2007).

LAT Charter Airlines, Latvia

Renamed 25. Sep. 2008 to SmartLynx.

Copyright Photo: LAT Charter Airlines Airbus A320-211 YL-BBC (cn. 142), (Bruno Geiger 22. Aug. 2006).

- 3 Airbus A320

Karthago Airlines, Tunesie

Karthago Airlines will merge with Nouvelair in Nov. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Karthago Airlines Boeing B737-33A TS-IEE (cn. 24790), (Bruno Geiger 6. October 2007).

- 6 Boeing B737-300

Galaxy Airlines, Japan

Closed down all operations on 28. Sep. 2008.

Copyright Photo: Galaxy Airlines A300-F4-622R F-WWAL (cn. 872), (French Frogs Aviation Pictures 13. November 2006).

- 2 A300-600F

Futura International Airways, Spain

Ceased operations over fuel creditors issues 8. Sep. 2008, AOC suspended indefinitely on 22. Sep. 2008. Reportedly expected to restart during spring 2009 as Baleair with 2 or 3 737s.

Copyright Photo: Futura International Airways Boeing B737-86N EC-KFB (cn. 28591), (Bruno Geiger 1. May 2008).

Copyright Photo: Futura International Airways Boeing B737-4Y0 EC-GNZ (cn. 25178), (Bruno Geiger 23. Aug. 2007).

- 1 Boeing B737-300
- 5 Boeing B737-400
- 5 Boeing B737-800
- 2 Boeing B737-900