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A Vietnam Airlines ATR-72 arrives in Phnom Phenh (Photo: M Radzi Desa GDFL 1.2)

Vietnam Airlines Looks to Expand with Cargo Fleet, Retires ATR-42s

In its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, Vietnam Airlines revealed its plans to sell and retire its sub-fleet of ATR-42 aircraft, in addition to its ambitions on establishing a cargo carrier.  The flag carrier of Vietnam announced its plans to establish a cargo carrier amid a recent surge of Covid-19 cases in the country, according to a report from VnExpress. The proposal was in the cards for years, waiting for the right moment to launch the cargo airline, per Vietnam…

Avianca to Resume Its International Operations From El Salvador

After more than six months without operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Avianca has announced it is ready to gradually resume its flights from its hub in El Salvador on September 19, once the authorities allow the arrival and departure of international flights to the country. In its initial connectivity…

Avianca Resumes Operations in Colombia

Avianca announced that on September 1 the carrier will return to the Colombian skies, connecting from Bogotá to destinations such as Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cúcuta, Medellín, Montería, Pereira and San Andrés; From September 7 it will restart operations from Bogotá to Pasto, Santa Marta and Villavicencio, and from Medellín…

Czech Airlines to Operate Scenic Flights over Prague to Celebrate…

Czech Airlines, the flag carrier of the Czech Republic, is planning to operate a number of scenic joy flights over Prague’s most popular tourist attractions and interesting places. The flights will be operated with the airline’s 70-seat ATR 72 regional aircraft at an altitude of approximately 2600 feet above the…

ATR CEO Sees Production Cuts on the Horizon

Following the lead of other major manufacturers in the aviation sector, Franco-Italian aircraft builder ATR has started laying the groundwork for its own slowdown of construction of new planes as the coronavirus continues to plague the industry. The aircraft manufacturer’s CEO Stefano Bortoli commented on the matter in a Reuters…

Turboprop Experience: Onboard Avianca Argentina’s ATR 72-600

On Wednesday, Avianca Argentina operated the inaugural flight between Buenos Aires and Santa Fe route. I was kindly invited by the company to take a ride and report on it. The all-day journey started really early, just like when I took the Federal Flight in which Aerolineas Argentinas presented its…