TheGeordielad
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Any new airlines for 2017

Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:46 pm

Any new airlines start there operations this year?
 
anshabhi
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Re: Any new airlines for 2017

Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:18 pm

Zoom Air and flyeasy in India. Both will be regional airlines
 
sf260
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Re: Any new airlines for 2017

Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:47 pm

It will be an exciting year in Belgium, with 2 new start-ups. VLM Airlines and Air Belgium. While they might sound familiar, they are 2 new airlines.

VLM Airlines went bankrupt in June last year, they provided mainly ACMI services with a fleet of Fokker 50s. All efforts of saving the company were unsuccessful. The remains have been taken over by Chinese investors who, with help of SHS Aviation (the Netherlands), want to relaunch flights with narrow-body aircraft (A320), they also plan to fly to China with wide-bodies in the near future. As they seem unsuccessful in securing an Belgian AOC, they now have applied to start operations in Slovenia. As they have nothing in common with the old VLM, I consider this as a new airline as it seems to have nothing in common with the bankrupt airline.

The other start-up is Air Belgium. Some people might remember an airline with the same name who operated a fleet of Boeings in the 80s and 90s last century, they ceased operations in 2000. Apart from the name, this new endeavour has nothing to do with the old one. They are arecruiting cabin and flight crew (A320/A330/A340), as well as ground staff. They also are to launch flights between Belgium and China. They hope to start flying this summer already. By the early 2020s they hope to fly around with 4 A350's and 4 777X's.
One of my colleagues is leaving us to start a new career with this company. I wish them good luck.
 
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Re: Any new airlines for 2017

Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:42 pm

Exiting times in Africa also, what with the beginning of operations by Goldstar Air and Swazi Airways....
 
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Re: Any new airlines for 2017

Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:09 pm

Fly Viking is lookihg to launch ops in the late 1Q of 2017 from TOS:

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... q17-launch
Lufthansa: Einfach ein bisschen mehr.
 
trijetsonly
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Re: Any new airlines for 2017

Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:37 pm

In Germany, the new charter airline AzurAir Germany is due to start operations in april with a fleet of some 767-300.
AzurAir Germany
They are somehow tied to Turkish Anex Tour Group and Russian Azur Air.
Happy Landings
 
BelAviaFan
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Re: Any new airlines for 2017

Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:49 am

sf260 wrote:
It will be an exciting year in Belgium, with 2 new start-ups. VLM Airlines and Air Belgium. While they might sound familiar, they are 2 new airlines.



Vlm will not restart operations in Antwerp, nor from Belgium but from Maribor, Slovenia!!

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/vlm-air ... r-airport/
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lavalampluva
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Re: Any new airlines for 2017

Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:09 pm

There always seems to be a new carrier starting in Europe.
Remind me to send a thank you note to Mr. Boeing.
 
TransGlobalGold
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Re: Any new airlines for 2017

Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:21 pm

Not in the U.S. I keep hearing people say Eastern is going to start scheduled routes. If so, goodbye to them for a second time.

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