Founded in 2014, privately-owned Libyan Wings has eked out a niche for itself in one of the world’s most unstable countries – Libya. Using a pair of A319s, it has developed a small, but sustainable, international route network serving Tunisia and Turkey with plans to expand to other North African states. ch-aviation’s Thomas Jaeger recently […]

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest carrier by Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs) ahead of its Star Alliance partners South African Airways and EgyptAir. Unlike its two alliance partners, it has also been consistently profitable for years constantly growing its hub in Addis Ababa providing more connectivity from Africa to the world. Ahead of the delivery of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]