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).