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Airways Magazine

Airways Magazine November 2017

Airways is the world's leading Commercial Aviation magazine, offering insider knowledge, international outlook, industry analysis, historic features, and stunning aviation photography. Airways is published monthly since 1994.

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United States
Airways International Inc.
10 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s briefing

THE POWER OF THE AIRWAYS CLOUD At any given time of the day, there are approximately 10,000 airplanes soaring across our skies anywhere in the world. If we multiply that number by an average of 200 passengers per plane, that gives us a whooping figure of two million people looking down at those who are on the ground. The magnitude of commercial aviation is gigantic. We have become used to seeing, hearing, or even feeling small, medium, or super large airliners crossing the skies above us during any time of the day. But during Hurricane Irma’s passage across our beloved State of Florida, things changed, and we didn’t like it. For the first time in several decades, Florida’s skies were completely devoid of any flying machines. Apps and websites like Flightradar24…

3 min

Dear Airways, I hope this message will find you well, and that the temperature during summertime in Miami is not too hot! I wanted to thank you for your passion and dedication in aviation. The fact that you have put the Breitling DC-3 on the cover of the September 2017 issue is fantastic. I was a fellow subscriber back in 1995-1996 and always loved receiving Airways in the mailbox; I was eager to read it from cover to cover. As I am now featured inside with the DC-3, such an incredible and challenging airplane to fly, I am blessed! I would never have guessed that I would be in this magazine when I was dreaming of becoming a Pilot some years ago! Here is a picture of me, happy in the…

1 min
on the cover

ON THE COVER Munich Airport has won numerous awards and is a fan-favorite because of its open spaces, great architecture, modern look-and-feel, and impeccable performance year-round. In this cover photo, we try to put all these great qualities together. PHOTOGRAPHER Flughafen München SOCIAL MEDIA airwaysmag 2,597 likes Beautiful water reflection… Qatari 787 at Phuket. Photo by: @will_thanat Tell us, did we make the right choice? Which cover would you have picked? Share your thoughts and have your opinion featured in an upcoming Mailbag.…

1 min
north america

1 HAVANA AIR (SWIFT AIR) BOEING 737-8CX N277EA (MSN 32359 • LN 1041) Swift Air’s (Q7) first Boeing 737-800, a former Eastern Air Lines (EA) jetliner, wears special US/Cuba tail art—a Cuban design on the right side of the tail and a US one on the left. This aircraft also bears the titles of Havana Air, a tour operator offering scheduled charter service from Miami (MIA) and Tampa (TPA) to several Cuban cities. 2 SPIRIT AIRLINES AIRBUS A320-232(WL) F-WMZK (MSN 7724) US budget carrier Spirit Airlines’ (NK) first A320 produced by Airbus at its Alabama final assembly plant in Mobile (MOB). The jetliner, the 106th aircraft to join NK’s fleet, is the 37th Airbus narrow-body aircraft assembled in the United States. 3 DELTA AIR LINES AIRBUS A350-941 F-WZNC (MSN 135) Delta Air Lines’ (DL) second Airbus A350-900. The Atlanta-based airline will…

1 min

4 CUBANA (PLUS ULTRA LÍNEAS AÉREAS) AIRBUS A340-313X EC-MFA (MSN 212) Cubana (CU) has sub-leased this Airbus A340 from Spanish carrier Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas (PUE) for long-haul flights. PUE recently inked a codeshare agreement with Cubana to operate flights from Barcelona (BCN) to Havana (HAV). 5 JETSMART AIRBUS A320-232(WL) CC-AWA (MSN 7595) Chilean startup JetSMART began commercial service on July 25 with a flight from Santiago (SCL) to Calama (CJC). The low-cost carrier, backed by Indigo Partners, will compete with LATAM Airlines Chile (LA) and Sky Airline (H2) on most of its routes. 6 GOL LINHAS AÉREAS BOEING 737-8EH(WL) PR-GUO (MSN 35850 · LN 4124) Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aéreas (G3) sings the praises of September’s ‘Rock in Rio’ music festival in Rio de Janeiro. John Bramblitt, a legally blind American painter, designed the tribute to musicians and music fans.…

2 min

7 CEIBA INTERCONTINENTAL BOEING 737-8FB(WL) CS-FAF (MSN 41159 · LN 4973) Ceiba Intercontinental (C2) has leased this Boeing 737-800s to TAP Portugal (TP) to cope with the demand of the summer holiday season. The aircraft, originally delivered in 2014, has all its C2 titles removed but keeps the colors of the Guinea Equatorial-based airline. 8 AIGLE AZUR AIRBUS A320-232 SX-ABX (MSN 427) Aigle Azur (ZI) has incorporated its 12th Airbus aircraft into its fleet. The plane came from defunct Greek charter carrier Aeolia Airlines (AOL), and had initially been delivered to Canada 3000 Airlines (2T) in 1994. 9 MONARCH AIRLINES BOEING 737-82R G-ZBAV (MSN 40874 · LN 3316) Monarch Airlines (ZB) has leased a 186-seat Boeing 737-800 to Turkey’S Pegasus Airlines (PC). The British low-cost carrier has placed orders for 45 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, with deliveries starting next year. 10 FINNAIR AIRBUS…