Category: Eastern Europe

UT Air to retire TU-154s by end of 2013 0

UT Air to retire TU-154s by end of 2013

Following from its recent aircraft orders, UT Air has now announced that it intends to retire its Tupolev TU-154 fleet by the end of 2013. The airline recently retired the TU-134 from mainline service,...

UT Air signs agreements for Russian-made aircraft 0

UT Air signs agreements for Russian-made aircraft

UT Air has signed two lease agreements with VEB-leasing to bring a number of new Russian-made regional jets to its fleet. One of the agreements is to finance six of the Sukhoi SSJ100 LR...

Jat Airways becomes Air Serbia 0

Jat Airways becomes Air Serbia

Struggling Jat Airways is to be revamped, with a new name and fleet. The airline is to become Air Serbia, and will operate a fleet of Airbus A319 aircraft leased from Etihad Airways. Etihad...

Wizz Air adds Moscow flights 0

Wizz Air adds Moscow flights

Wizz Air continues to push east with the announcement today that it will commence 5x weekly flights from Budapest to Moscow Vnukovo. Flights will begin on 23 September using Airbus A320 aircraft. The announcement...

Tassili Airlines launches France routes 0

Tassili Airlines launches France routes

Algeria’s recently-formed Tassili Airlines has started its first international services, with routes linking Bejaja to St. Etienne, and Jijel to Grenoble. The airline is planning further international expansion, with routes linking Algeria to Dubai,...

Skygreece Airlines to start in 2014 3

Skygreece Airlines to start in 2014

A new carrier, Skygreece Airlines, aims to start flights to North America in Summer 2014. The airline has recently acquired a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Its website (www.skygreece.com) indicates that the following routes will commence...

Air Lituanica launches operations 1

Air Lituanica launches operations

New Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica has launched operations using a single Embraer 170 aircraft from its Vilnius base. The airline has initially launched daily flights to Brussels, with the intention of attracting inbound tourism...

Crete Spotting Hotel – Arina Sands 0

Crete Spotting Hotel – Arina Sands

Mike Harper has been in touch to let us know about one of the best plane spotting hotels on the island of Crete. The Arina Sands is located at Kokkini Hani, and most importantly is...

Scary runways around the world 0

Scary runways around the world

Faith Norris has written this run-down of some of the scariest runways around the world. How many have you flown to?   Scary Runways around the World Flying can be a turbulent experience for...

Best of the Web – Airport Spotting Videos – AMC 737 overrun 0

Best of the Web – Airport Spotting Videos – AMC 737 overrun

I came across this crazy video yesterday of a runway overrun by an AMC Airlines Boeing 737-800 at Thessaloniki Airport in Greece. All manner of things seem to be wrong with the approach, from...