Entries by Niels Trubbach

ch-aviation interview: Martin Isler, VP and COO Luxair

Luxair is the national carrier of Luxembourg, a wealthy country in the heart of Europe that is known for its international financial market and as well as for being one of four cities hosting European Union institutions alongside Brussels, Frankfurt and Strasbourg. For many years, the carrier has focussed on operating with small capacity and […]

ch-aviation interview: Stuart Wheeler, CEO Seawings

Seawings is a Dubai-based charter specialist. Launched in 2007, it deploys a fleet Cessna 208 Caravan Seaplanes mainly on charter flights for tourists in Dubai. ch-aviation´s Ivan Nadalet had the possibility to chat with Stuart Wheeler, CEO at Seawings, about the carriers operations and future plans. Stuart, can you give us a bit of background on […]

ch-aviation interview: MIAT Mongolian Airlines

MIAT Mongolian Airlines is the flag-carrier of Mongolia and is based in the capital Ulanbaatar. Though it officially launched in 1956, the carrier can trace it roots back to the early 1920s when the country’s Air Force was founded. This year, the airline is celebrating sixty years of service. As a Soviet satellite and for […]

ch-aviation interview: Edmund Makona, CEO Air Zimbabwe

Air Zimbabwe is the national flag-carrier of Zimbabwe and is owned by the government, its sole shareholder. Founded in 1980, Air Zimbabwe can trace its lineage back through Air Zimbabwe-Rhodesia and Air Rhodesia, to Central African Airways, the colonial airline founded in 1947 to service the then Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and which also […]

ch-aviation interview: Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways roots go back to 1968. The airline is performing scheduled flights for almost 30 years now and is thereby the first privately-run scheduled domestic airline. In 1989 Bangkok Airways opened the first own airport, Ko Samui, followed by Sukothai in 1996 and Trat in 2003. The airline has grown to remarkable size with […]

ch-aviation interview: Paul Byrne, CEO Flynas

Flynas, formerly known as nasair, is a Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier. It commenced operations in 2007 alongside with Sama Airlines as the first scheduled airlines to be licensed for domestic services in Saudi Arabia by the government. Sama shut down in 2010, leaving nasair as the sole competitor to government-owned Saudia. During the Aviation Festival […]

ch-aviation interview: Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO Astral Aviation

Founded in 2000, Astral Aviation is a Kenyan scheduled and chartered cargo provider operating throughout the country as well as throughout East as well as West Africa. ch-aviation caught up with founder and CEO Sanjeev Gadhia during the recent World Routes 2015 conference in Durban, South Africa Learn about Astral Aviation on ch-avation: Airline Information […]

ch-aviation interview: Elmar Conradie, FlySafair

Having been involved with Safair in various roles over the past ten years, Elmar Conradie was appointed CEO of the South African ACMI/charter specialist this year. Founded in 1969, Safair is a subsidiary of the Ireland-based airline group ASL Aviation. However, in 2013, Safair made the decision to enter the scheduled South African passenger market […]

ch-aviation interview: Stefan Kissinger, MD Avanti Air

Founded over 20 years ago in Germany, Avanti Air is a well-known player within the ACMI charter market. The airline has operated turboprop aircraft since its inception but has recently introduced a first jet aircraft. Max Oldorf talked with Managing Director, Stefan Kissinger about the current state of the charter market, the history of the […]