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Photo provided by Maarten Visser from Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland (OY-MRS B737 Cimber Sterling) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Cimber Sterling

In 1950, Danish airline Cimber Air took to the skies over Sønderborg, Denmark. For the next 62 years, the long-lasting carrier would operate several varied aircraft types on international and domestic routes, as well as function under key codeshare agreements. Their first aircraft was a SAI KZ III, a lightweight Danish utility airplane. Cimber Air also operated the Grumman Gulfstream I, and the Nord 262. They were also one of the four operators of the VFW-Fokker 614. Later on in their…

Ryanair Lock Horns with Europe’s Air Traffic Control

Low-cost airline Ryanair has called upon the European Commission and Parliament to take action to prevent further disruption following the latest air traffic controller's (ATC) decision to strike. Ryanair’s head of marketing, Kenny Jacobs, stated, “It's disgraceful that Europe’s consumers repeatedly have their travel plans disrupted or cancelled by the selfish…

Blacklisted Iranian Carrier Increases Service to Europe, Despite Concerns

The blacklisted Iranian carrier has been making its way to the top of the United States’ watch list. Mahan Air, founded in 1992, is the largest private Iranian carrier based out of Tehran, Iran. The airline operates flights to over 60 destinations in Europe, Central Asia, the Far East, and…

SkyGreece Hopes to Reconnect North America and Greece

A new Greek airline is poised to begin direct service from North America to destinations in countries along the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. SkyGreece Airlines started service last May with service between Toronto-Pearson and Athens using one Boeing 767-300ER. The airline currently offers three weekly flights from May 17 on…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Iceland Express

Iceland Express was a discounted carrier that was based in Keflavik, Iceland with the purpose of giving Icelanders an alternate low-cost carrier besides the nation’s flag carrier Icelandair. Formed by the parent company Northern Travel Holdings in 2002, the airline started flights in February 2003 with flights from Keflavik to…

Monarch Orders 30 Boeing MAX 8s

On Oct. 31, 2014, Monarch finalised its order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, just seven days after the new owners were welcomed into the business. The order, which was originally announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, when Monarch selected Boeing as its preferred bidder for their fleet…