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 […]

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 […]

Announcing record first half year profits of EUR 4 million at a press conference, Small Planet Airlines announced plans to invest its higher profits in increasing passenger comfort on its fleet of A320-200 aircraft, its largest investment into fleet renewal in the carrier’s history. Small Planet has ordered 3000 new seats from Recaro and will […]

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 […]

XL Airways France is a French airline active in the leisure and charter market. Founded back in the mid-1990s as Star Europe the carrier subsequently adopted the name Star Airways in 1997. It later became part of XL Leisure Group and got its current brand, XL Airways France, in 2006. After having survived the shutdown […]

Founded in 1946 as Bradley Air Services, First Air offers scheduled passenger and cargo flights as well as charter operations in one of the harshest regions on Earth: the Canadian High Arctic. Under extreme climatic conditions, the carrier serves a large number of communities in Nunavut, Nunavik and the Northwest Territories from Southern Canadian cities, […]

Air Turks & Caicos has undergone a lot of changes during the recent months under Trevor Sadler, who was appointed as CEO in September 2013.  Aside of relaunching as interCaribbean Airways the regional carrier for instance began to transform from point-to-point into a hub airline. Thomas Jaeger had the opportunity to talk with Trevor Sadler at […]

Having commenced operations in March of this year, Rhein-Neckar Air is Germany’s newest scheduled airline. Founded by several companies from the Rhine-Neckar Region, the airline has wet-leased a Dornier 328 to ply its only route – Mannheim to Berlin Tegel – previously operated by the now defunct regional carrier, Cirrus Airlines. Niels Trubbach had the […]