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The first look at the Greater Bay Airlines 737. (Photo: Oriental Daily)

Greater Bay Airlines to Launch Operations from Hong Kong

Greater Bay Airlines, a new Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier, has confirmed plans to begin operations with international services from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Thailand; Phuket, Thailand and Singapore. The startup will begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2021 with three Boeing 737-800 passenger jets. Greater Bay Airlines first applied for rights to fly 104 routes across Asia in January 2021. Nearly half of those routes, however, were to fly to mainland China. Seeing domestic air travel rebound quickly in…

Brazil’s ITA Starts Its Revenue Operations to Eight Cities

After months of wait and some commercial and operational mishaps along the way, this week Brazil finally started seeing its newest airline cross its skies: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos executed its first revenue operations with plenty of eyes turned to it. The first flight - IPM001 - connected the airline's first…

Brazilian Airline Startup Itapemirim Launches First Routes

After months of preparation and a relatively quick certification process, from this week Brazil will officially add a new airline in its domestic market: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos. The company finally received the green light from the Board of Directors of the country's National Civil Aviation Agency to explore passenger services,…

Itapemirim Recieves Green Light by Brazil’s Aviation Regulator

As the vaccination effort rolls out and local airlines start to forecast a steady recovery of the market by the second half of the year, as of last Friday Brazil officially welcomed its newest airline. Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos announced it received the COA - Certificado de Operador Aéreo, or Air Operator…

New European Startup Pragusa.One Has a Unique Business Strategy

Pragusa.One is the newest airline launching out of Europe, and its business strategy is raising some eyebrows. Set to launch in June 2021, the carrier will be based out of Prague, Czech Republic, and Dubrovnik, Croatia and plans to use wide-body Airbus aircraft configured completely with premium economy seats. The…

Italy’s Newest Airline Starts Sales, First Flight To Take Place…

Already with eyes on a rolling demand recovery this year, this week Italy's newest airline — EGO Airways — launched its initial network. From March 25, Milan-headquartered EGO Airways will serve six domestic destinations, adding three more from June 4. Tickets are already for sale on the airline's website. In…

Airline Tycoon David Neeleman Talks Breeze Airways Start-Up

This Friday, the world finally met the U.S.'s newest airline: Breeze Airways. Known as Moxy during the developing phases of the project, the airline is headed by no less than David Neeleman, the world-famous airline entrepreneur, founder of Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue and Azul. AirlineGeeks had the chance to catch…

New Carrier Looking to Fill WOW air’s Void in Iceland…

Former executives of low-cost Icelandic carrier WOW air are looking to launch an airline with a similar model eight months after its predecessor called it quits. In a press conference in Iceland, executives discussed the vision for the airline and plan on naming it PLAY. The website for the carrier…

Air Belgium Prepares For Take Off: Interview with CEO

Founded in 2016, Air Belgium has been working hard as it prepares to take flight for the first time this year. The airline will be the first new one in Belgium since 2006 when SN Brussels Airlines merged with Virgin Express creating Brussels Airlines, the flag carrier of the country.…