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Airways Magazine

Airways Magazine May 2019

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

A COUPLE of months ago, while my Air France Airbus A320 was landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, I noticed two brand-new Primera Air and WOW Air A321neos parked next to each other at the airport’s cargo center. At the time, Primera Air had already gone bust, and talks were ongoing to save WOW Air from the same fate. These two airlines, created to disrupt the tremendously competitive, restrictive, demanding, and challenging North Atlantic market, have officially gone down the same path. Both Primera Air and WOW Air attempted to throw extremely low fares and an unseen level of services into a market that has historically been lethal to newcomers. The results were nothing short of that: fatal. Last month, we learned that JetBlue, the ultra-successful US hybrid carrier, will be joining…

2 min

Across 1. Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij 3. COMAC ARJ-21 operator 6. Trans International Airlines 8. EVA Airways IATA code 11. Shenzhen Airlines Frequent Flyer program 12.Bocas del Toro Isla Colón International Airport 15. Miami International Airport 17. Jorge Chavez International Airport 18. Lockheed L-1649 21. San Antonio International Airport 22. West Atlantic UK callsign 26. Formerly known as Malindo Air 27. Failed Virgin venture 28. French airline 31. Antonov designator 33. Volaris Frequent flyer program 36. Angola’s flag carrier 37. From the plane to the ground 41. Founded in 1946 as Trans-Pacific Airlines 42. Fly Smart. Land happy 44. Defunct Argentine airline 46. Rotterdam The Hague Airport 47. Instrumental landing 48. Pan Am World Airways Dominicana 49. Transavia IATA code 50. Go-Around! 52. Aeromexico IATA code 53. Bremen-based airline, now defunct 54. Newark Liberty International Airport 55. Miami-based cargo airline 56. -62, -86, -96… 57. Short-lived UK carrier 60. Japanese airline 62. First Airline to Introduce WI-FI Onboard 64. Where love is 65. Skytrain 66. Airbus A318 operator Down 1.…

2 min
asia, africa & oceania

13 PEACH AIRBUS A320-214(WL) F-WWDR (MSN 8517) Japanese low-cost carrier Peach (MM) has received its 25th Airbus, a 320-200 on a lease from DAC Capital. This is the carrier’s first jetliner to feature Sharklet wingtips. After the delivery, which took place on March 14, 2019, the aircraft was re-registered as JA824P. 14 US-BANGLA AIRLINES ATR 72-600 S2-AKH (MSN 1485) Bangladesh-based US-Bangla Airlines (BS) has received its second ATR 72-600, leased from DAE. The new aircraft is the eighth to join the BS fleet, following four Boeing 737-800s and three Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s. 15 CARGO AIR LINES BOEING 747-4EV(F)(ER) 4X-ICD (MSN 35169 · LN 1391) This former Jade Cargo International (JI) Boeing 747-400 has found a new life after being stored for seven years in Shenzen (SZX). Israel-based Cargo Air Lines (5C) purchased the aircraft and, after a six-month overhaul in Tel…

1 min

4 VIVA AIR COLOMBIA AIRBUS A320-214(WL) HK-5305-X (MSN 8716) Viva Air Colombia (VH) has taken delivery of its 21st Airbus A320-200 aircraft on lease from CALC. The jetliner, christened Cartagena after the Colombian coastal city and popular tourist destination, is fitted with 188 seats in a single-class configuration. 5 AMERICAN JET EMBRAER ERJ145(LR) LV-IVA (MSN 240) American Jet, an Argentinian charter operator, has added an Embraer ERJ145 to its fleet. The jetliner currently operates non-scheduled services from Buenos Aires’s Aeroparque (AEP) to Perito Moreno Airport (PMQ). 6 JETSMART AIRBUS A320-232(WL) CC-AWF (MSN 8493) Chilean low-cost carrier JetSMART (JA) has welcomed an additional Airbus A320 to its fleet. The jetliner is configured with 186 seats and is named Puma Concolor after a South American cougar threatened with extinction. Interestingly, the aircraft sports a raccoon mask, similar to those seen on the latest…

17 min
african adventures with dash and douglas

IN A WORLD in which airlines seek to acquire state-of-the-art aircraft with improved fuel efficiency, an aviation enthusiast’s hobby is made all the more challenging as the numbers of older, gas-guzzling aircraft dwindle. Gone are the opportunities to fly on a Lockheed Tristar, Douglas DC-8, Boeing 707, and most older-generation Eastern Bloc types. For many enthusiasts, myself included, the task of tracking down the few remaining vintage jets and props makes aviation a great hobby—and a fantastic, if slightly unusual, way to travel the globe and go to unique places that most wouldn’t dream of visiting. One of those places is Kenya, a country with a large flag carrier—Kenya Airways (KQ)—that, besides boasting a modern and efficient fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation and 787 Dreamliners, is also home to rare airliners,…

1 min
on the cover

ON THE COVER French Bee is France’s first low-cost/long-haul airline, as well as the world’s first all-Airbus A350 carrier (once its Airbus A330-300 leaves the fleet next month). Our Toulouse-based star photographer, Clément Alloing, captured the airline’s first A350-900 during one of its pre-delivery test flights performing a dramatic right turn with its gear down. SOCIAL MEDIA airwaysmag 2,216 likes Milan-based carrier, Air Italy (IG), has issued a press release in which it defends itself against allegations made by American Airlines (AA), Delta (DL), and United (UA), that it is a threat to the US market.‬ Read more at airwaysmag.com 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.…