Aviation News in brief – 09 October 2014

UTair Boeing 737-500
UTair Boeing 737-500 (© O.Pritzkow)

Aegean Airlines announced to introduce additional three routes in the summer 2015 season. It total the greek airline plans to launch 26 routes.

Air Croatia plans to start operations at the end of year. This would be the second attempt.

Air France KLM counted the total cost of two-week pilots strike in September at US$632 million,

Belarus Ministry of Transport announced plans to set up a second international carrier. As the country’s designated national carrier, Belavia enjoys a monopoly on scheduled international passenger flights.

Belavia will take delivery of three new Boeing 737-800 in 2016. The carrier is also considering purchase of two new Embraer 195 next year.

Blackpool Airport (UK) will close on October 15th. (Read more)

Brussels Airlines announces three newcomers in its autumn and winter program. (Read more)

FlyDubai announces new destinations in Central and Eastern Europe (Read more)

Lufthansa has flown its first revenue service with Premium Economy cabin: on 8 October with Boeing 747-8 from Frankfurt to Washington.

Meridiana will take delivery of ten Boeing 737NG next year. The new planes will replace the current fleet of ten MD-82/83 and five Airbus A320.

Red Wings (Russia) has signed a rental agreement for Sukhoi SuperJet 100s. (Read more)

SunExpress Germany plans to introduce 22 routes in summer 2015.

Thomson Airways is looking at opening services to Malaysia and Vietnam, as well as broadening its Caribbean reach.

Trade Air (Croatia) is looking for Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 to replace its two Fokker 100s.

UTair took delivery of another two Boeing 737-800. The russian carrier has ordered 40 aircrafts in 2011.

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