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Latest Deliveries/orders And Route Information

Sat May 05, 2001 5:26 pm

City Bird: The airline's 3rd and last MD11 departed Brussels for North America yesterday (03May).
Citybird's fleet is now composed of strictly twin engined aircraft : A300, B737 & B767.

Cyprus Airways: Has confirmed an order for 2 Airbus A319s that was announced in Feb01. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in fall 2002. The airline is also planning to lease 2 Airbus A330-200s from ILFC

Ethiopian Cargo: is expected to inaugurate service from Addis Ababa to Amsterdam within a month.
The airline will operate 3 to 4 flights a week using a Boeing 757F increasing to 5 when the demand grows.

Royal Jordanian: As a result of being granted traffic rights between Ireland and the US, the airline will switch its stopover in Amsterdam on its Amman to New York route to Shannon starting next month.
Royal Jordanian is expected to operate 6 flights a week on this route.

American Airlines: Resumes daily nonstop service from Chicago O'Hare to Glasgow this week.
Schedules as follows :
AA052 ORD 2050-1015 GLA 1430-1635 ORD AA053
Flights are operated with a Boeing 767.

KLM: Restarted service from Amsterdam to Manila on 30Apr. KLM will operate 4 flights a week on the route via Bangkok.
Schedules as follows :
KL879 AMS 2020-1215 BKK 1330-1740 MNL
KL880 MNL 2205-0015 BKK 0130-0755 AMS
Flights are operated with a Boeing 747-400.

Sharjah Airlines??: The Gulf emirate of Sharjah plans to set up its own airline, following the example of neighboring Dubai. "We have finalized the study on the major project" to launch a Sharjah airline, department spokesman Mohammad Ali Numan told reporters. It was now up to the emirate's ruler, Sheikh Sultan al-Qassimi, to take the final decision.

British Airways: The UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has given approval for a merger between British Airways and British Regional Airlines.
British Airways offered GBP1.20 per share for the smaller carrier, valuing it at about GBP78m. The offer was accepted by BRAL shareholders representing 79.9% of the share capital by the initial closing date of 18 April, according to Air & Business Travel News.
British Airways will reportedly combine BRAL's operations with that of Brymon Airways, another subsidiary.

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