Discovery Air New Airline from Nigeria

Discovery Air is a new airline from Nigeria based at Lagos

Discovery Air is planning to launch scheduled passenger operations from Lagos to Abuja and Port Harcourt. The carrier launches with two Boeing 737-300s, the first aircraft Boeing 737 is former Virgin Express and Brussels Airlines and second aircraft is former Western Pacific Airlines. Will operated soon on October 2013.

Photo by Discovery Air

Bombardier CSeries FTV1 Has Successfully

Congrats, Bombardier CSeries FTV1 Has Successfully

Montreal Canada, Bombardier Aerospace has announced that the first CSeries 100 aircraft, (FTV1 Flight Test Vehicle 1) has successfully obtained Transport Canada’s Flight Test Permit, thereby clearing the way for its maiden flight, expected in the coming weeks.

This follows a series of pre-flight tests including low-speed taxi runs. FTV1 will now proceed with high-speed taxi runs whereby the aircraft simulates speeds for flight take-off.

“Five years in the making and today, following receipt of Transport Canada’s flight test permit, we are very close to the CSeries airliner’s first flight – a historic moment for Bombardier and a game-changing moment for the industry,” said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CSeries aircraft teams have spent the last few weeks completing rigorous exercises to ensure the integrity and maturity of the aircraft are absolutely in check with the flight crew’s requirements. Pending optimal weather, the CSeries aircraft will soon take to the skies.”

Bombardier CSeries 100 aircraft
Specification Designed for up tu 100 passenger seater aircraft market, exactly 149 seat, the 100 per cent new CSeries aircraft family combines advanced materials, leading-edge technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, the CSeries aircraft family will offer a 15 percent cash operating cost advantage and a 20 percent fuel burn advantage. With the extra capacity seating option, the CS300 aircraft’s productivity further improves, offering airlines an average of four percent additional cash operating cost advantage per seat. The CSeries aircraft’s clean-sheet design is ensuring that the aircraft will achieve greatly reduced noise and emissions, as well as superior operational flexibility, exceptional airfield performance and a range of 2,950 nm (5,463 km). The CSeries aircraft will be up to 12,000 lbs. (5,443 kg) lighter than other aircraft in the same seat category and will provide passengers with a best-in-class, widebody cabin environment in a single-aisle aircraft.

As of June 30, 2013, Bombardier had booked orders and commitments for 388 CSeries aircraft that included firm orders for 177 CSeries airliners.

Photograph by: Dario Ayala, The Gazette

Icelandair Expansion 2014

Icelandair has announced a major expansion for 2014 and is adding three new destinations

Boeing 757 Icelandair, is the main airline of Iceland will launch to serve three new destinations route, Edmonton and Vancouver in Canada and Geneva in Switzerland. The airline is also adding three additional Boeing 757s. Planned operation for Summer 2014.

Scheduled for Boeing 757 Icelandair as follows:
Reykjavik - Edmonton, Canada started on March 05, 2014 Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs ArrivesDay
Reykjavik - Edmonton FI693 16:45 17:25 Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Edmonton - Reykjavik FI692 18:25 06:40 Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.

Reykjavik - Vancouver, Canada Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs ArrivesDay
Reykjavik - Vancouver FI697 17:15 17:50 Tuesday, Sunday
Vancouver - Reykjavik FI696 16:20 06:25+1 Monday, Wednesday
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.

Reykjavik - Geneva, Switzerland Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs ArrivesDay
Reykjavik - Geneva FI564 07:20 13:00 Tuesday, Saturday
Geneva - Reykjavik FI565 14:00 15:50 Tuesday, Saturday
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.

Air Koryo plans to expand to Southeast Asia and Europe

Air Koryo wants to expand to Southeast Asia and Europe. In addition, approved travel to North Korea will now be offered year round.

Air Koryo is the state-owned national flag carrier airline of North Korea, headquartered in Sunan-guyŏk, Pyongyang has been limited in its operations mainly due to international sanctions against North Korea. but it was not to be an obstacle to running the government of North Korea is making “big efforts” to develop its tourism sector, with plans to open new flights to the capital Pyongyang and allow tourists to visit “all year round”.

First Boeing 737 for Solyom Hungarian Airways

After getting funding support investors from Oman and the United Emirates, the new airline was born to replacing defunct MALEV Hungarian Airlines (1946 – 2012), the name is Solyom Hungarian Airways, Solyom means falcon. 

Solyom Hungarian Airways is the new Hungarian flag carrier base on Budapest Hungary. The carrier is expected to launch charter flights from early September and scheduled flights from early October 2013, according to company founder Jozsef Vago, who hopes to recover lost business after Malev Hungarian Airlines ceased operations in February 2012.

Solyom Hungarian Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-505, was leased from European Skybus on August 18 and is the first of six Boeing 737-500s. The airline expects to have 12 Boeing 737-500s by year end and 50 aircraft by 2017. The carrier wants to fly to 22 European destinations. No further network information is available.

Photo by Solyom Hungarian Airways

Vanilla Air is rebrands from AirAsia Japan

We are know, the Japanese aviation industry has been notorious for sky-high landing fees and fuel taxes, but not that's true the point of why AirAsia Japan fail. The airline's president Tomonori Ishii said the slump was partially due to the company's extra focus on online sales - a key strategy for AirAsia, but many Japanese travellers still book flights through travel agents. The airlines announced in June that the joint venture would be terminated by the end of October, just over a year after the carrier began flying out of Tokyo's Narita airport, due to a slump, more detail.

Budget carrier AirAsia Japan base on Narita Tokyo, Japan, the failed joint venture between AirAsia, Malaysia and ANA (All Nippon Airways) Japan, will be rebranded as Vanilla Air, the airline announced Tuesday, and will become the new name in December. Executives chose Vanilla Air from over 200 other names, taking a month and a half to decide.

Tomonori Ishii

Vanilla Air, which will begin flights in late December with two passenger planes to be leased from ANA, is to target travellers heading for resort destinations.

All of AirAsia Japan's 420 staff will now become employees of Vanilla Air.

Ishii said the carrier would remain based at Narita airport, and aims to serve travellers to resort destinations both at home and overseas, mainly in Asia.

"We will begin with short-distance services but want to expand the range to mid- and long-distances in line with ANA's branding strategy," Ishii said, adding that it would also increase the number of airplanes to 10 in 2015.

He said further details about the new operation, including destinations and ticket fees, would be announced in late September.

A company spokeswoman said the new company would cooperate with travel agents, while introducing a new online ticketing system that "can be fit to local customers".

Photo by Bloomberg and Getty images

New first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for AeroMexico

Today August 16, 2013, Boeing, US has delivered new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for AeroMexico, Mexico, the first aircraft of 9 aircraft's have been ordered at last year 2012.

AeroMexico will operate 19 Dreamliners consists of 9 B787-8s, 10 B787-9s. From total 19 Dreamliners, 5 B787-8s lease from ILFC.

All Dreamliner AeroMexico’s will configure on 2 class, 32 Clase Premier lie-flat seats and 211 seats in economy class.

Photo by Moonm

New cabin product from Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines introduces a new cabin product for its long haul flights

Happy for all passengers on Austrian’s long-haul flights, from now get have ready be trying to feel benefit from the advantages of its new cabin from this airline.

Upgrade service for all class.
New an advanced board entertainment system offering non-stop entertainment for all class.
Economy Class, a new level of seating more comfort.
Business Class, New innovative seats capable of being transformed into entirely flat beds.

Austrian’s long-haul fleet, the four Boeing 777 and six Boeing 767 airplanes already installed new seats have a total of 2,538 seats.

The reconfiguration of the cabins has considerably boosted customer satisfaction, which has risen substantial 31 percentage points – among passengers on long-haul flights – since the launch of the new cabin. This result places Austrian Airlines among the peak of the evaluations received by the airlines comprising the world-spanning Star Alliance.

Business Class Cabin
Business Class

Economy Class Cabin
Economy Class


Photo by superjumbo and Austrian Airlines