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).