Fast-growing feeder

SA Express is one of two airlines providing feeder services for South African Airways (SAA). The airline started flying in spring 1994 as South African Express. Today, known simply as SA Express, it operates a fleet of 22 aircraft and is one of Africa’s fastest-growing regional carriers. Exciting times are ahead as the airline plans to add Embraer regional jets to its fleet as well as a number of new international destinations to its network.

Early Days

SA Express can trace its history back to the early 1990s when the Canadian De Luce family, which had decades of experience in

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BEA. The Power and the Glory

It was Europe’s biggest and most powerful airline, an operator with no competitors to speak of which prided itself on its professionalism even it if was, perhaps, a touch arrogant. And we owned it.

British European Airways was created by Act of Parliament on August 1, 1946, It had operated briefly as the BEA division of the nationalised British Overseas Airways Corporation but once formally constituted it was given the job of «providing civil air services in various parts of the world and in particular Europe (including the British islands).’’

Northolt and Liverpool

Initially it was organised into two divisions,

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Battling in the Baltics

Air Baltic and Estonian Air have similar strategies, but is there room for both?

One of the few promising airlines in Eastern Europe until its near-collapse last year, Air Baltic is slowly returning to financial stability and rebuilding its strategy—and now it faces new competition from Estonian Air.

Both Air Baltic and Estonian in turn are challenged by low-fare airlines, although their exposure is still below the European average. And they are squeezed between much larger carriers such as their former parent SAS Group, as well as Finnair and LOT Polish Airlines, which are trying to feed their hubs with

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A Giant spreads its wings

New York John F Kennedy Airport’s main terminal building, an architectural icon of civil aviation, illustrates the fast pace of commercial aviation like no other structure. The world-famous Terminal 3, with its roof resembling a big flying saucer, opened in May 1960 as ‘Worldport’ of Pan American at the former Idlewild Airport. This is where the airline with the blue globe logo soared to world dominance — and where in the 1980s its gradual demise became most visible.

In 1991 Delta Air Lines from Atlanta, then mainly a domestic airline, took over Pan Am’s transatlantic routes from Terminal 3 shortly

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UTair in the January-June passenger traffic increased by 15%

Moscow. July 10. Airports — Group "UTair" increased passenger traffic in January-July 2013 compared to the same period last year by 14.7% — up to 4 million 453 thousand 185 people, the company said.

Passenger traffic for the period increased by 18.3% — up to 8 billion 543 million 889.91 thousand passenger-kilometers. There has also been growth in the segment of international passenger traffic by 49.4%.

  "The growth in employment and the number of seats of passengers — a positive result of the company to improve efficiency and create a competitive product," — said

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Belavia cancels flights to Tbilisi

"On this day, virtually all airline flights ended in Tbilisi, on the basis of respect for the safety of air traffic. Our airline also decided stop flights. Later, we will determine whether the flight on Saturday, "- said the source.A.Gusarov stressed that all airline customers who have already bought tickets to Tbilisi, can return their aircraft in cash without any penalties or used to fly when they are restored, Interfax reported.

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In pictures: heavy cargo aircraft IL-96-400T in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport

Heavy cargo aircraft IL-96-400T, owned airline "flight", arrived at the airport of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The aircraft was heading from Houston — Anchorage — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. In the regional center of the IL-96-400T brought 41 tons of cargo — oil and gas equipment for Sakhalin offshore projects. After unloading the ship went to Krasnoyarsk.

Il-96-400T is built on the Voronezh aircraft factory, it acquired Voronezh Airlines "Flight", the world's only operating this type of aircraft.

The specifics of the company — oversize multi-ton shipments worldwide. The airline has three sides of the aircraft, "Vyacheslav Salikov", "Valery Menitsky" and "Stanislav

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant put UTair — 40 Mi-171 helicopters

JSC "Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant" (U-UAP), part of the Russian Helicopters holding company "Helicopters of Russia", has completed the delivery of Russian commercial operator — "UTair" — 40 Mi-171 helicopters (Mi-in 8AMT). After the successful acceptance of September 9, 2010 the specialists of "UTair" fortieth account helicopter, the new E-171 took off from an airfield UUAP and headed to the place of its home base in the city of Tyumen. "We are completing our obligations on an important contract for the supply of 40 helicopters Mi-171/Mi-8AMT — said the Managing Director of" U-UAP "Leonid White. — This contract has become

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Superjet to Interdzheta

Recently in the media was the message that the first of 20 ordered by the Mexican airline Interjet Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in the next few days will be delivered to the customer. The plane will fly from Venice to the Mexican Toluca with 5 intermediate stops at airports Reykjavik (Iceland), Goose Bay (Canada), Bangor (Maine, USA), Washington (USA) and San Antonio (Texas, USA). In fact, the ceremony of transfer of the aircraft airline Interjet took place at Le Bourget Air Show in 2013, but the plane was delayed in Europe for another month.

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Superjet in Interjet

Miguel Aleman, Miguel Aleman Foundation:

"If you buy a ticket, then just fly away"

The owner of a private foundation Miguel Aleman Foundation Mexican Miguel Aleman — the first foreign aviapredprinimatel who believed in the Russian aviation industry. In early 2011, he owned airline Interjet ordered 20 Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ). Russian plane won a tender from the Brazilian Embraer. The airline already operates two of the liner. On why the choice was made in favor of the SSJ, he said Sergey STARIKOVA. 

— For Mexico, Russia is not the closest country

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