Thursday, July 11, 2013

► FLEET UPDATE BULLETIN: Arik Air, Tunisair, Air Algérie, Aeolus Air, Comair.

The following is a fleet update bulletin for aircraft that are in use, have been in use or will be in use for these listed airlines: Arik Air (W3), Tunisair (TU), Air Algérie (AH), Aeolus Air (AAZ) and Comair South Africa.

Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing 737 MAX (Boeing)
  • Arik Air has taken delivery of its first of two A330-200s (MCN 891 | 5N-JIC). In a statement to mark the event, Arik said "this latest addition to the fleet marks the first of four A330 aircraft due to be delivered over the coming year."
  • Tunisair (TU) will this summer wet-lease an A310-300 (MCN 565 | CS-TEX) from Portuguese ACMI specialists, Hi Fly (5K). The aircraft will supplement its fleet during the anticipated high season which this year coincides with the Hajj.  
  • Similarly, Air Algérie (AH) has taken delivery of an A320-200 (MCN 528 | LY-COM), on wet-lease from Lithuania's Avion Express (X9). Additionally, a Hi Fly (5K) A330-200, (MCN 262 | CS-TQW), has also been leased. Both aircraft will supplement the Algerian national carrier's fleet in the anticipation of a busy Summer which this year, will coincide with the Hajj season.
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines (FG) recently took delivery of an Airbus A320-200, (MCN 424 | C5-AAR), on wet-lease from Gambian ACMI specialists, Aeolus Air (AAZ).
  • Comair Ltd South Africa will likely renegotiate "at least some" of its eight B737-800s options signed with Boeing in 2011 for LCC, kulula , into MAX commitments, CEO Erik Venter has said.
Source [ch-aviation & skyliner.de]