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Arik Air (NG) Expects To Transport 3 Million Passengers In 2011

posted Jan 23, 2011, 11:17 PM by Elaine Bell
Aviator.aero Daily News - 21 JAN 2011

ATR convinced 30 percent of 3,000 projected turboprop orders over next 20 years will be for larger aircraft with 90 seats. Manufacturer waiting for PW and GE to develop engine with 15 percent reduction in fuel burn for larger turboprop. Source_1


Investec Bank (UK) to acquire five A320s and four B737NGs from GECAS, financed with equity from Global Aircraft Fund (Australia), in March 2011. Source_1


Streamline (US), charter operator and subsidiary of Charter Air Transport (US), preparing to start regular services at Trenton New Jersey on 05 April 2011 with one EMB120 aircraft flown by Charter Air Transport. Source_1


Trip Linhas Aereas (Brazil) to operate five E190s and five ATR72-600s in US$307 million lease from Air Lease (US). Source_1


Discovery Air Technical Services (Canada) receives Transport Canada B737 maintenance certificate and award for first contract from Canada B737 operator. Discovery Air also holds Transport Canada approvals for DHC8, ERJ135/145, and SF340 aircraft. Source_1


Arik Air (NG) expects to transport 3 million passengers in 2011 and plans to start new routes from Lagos and Abuja to Abidjan, Bamako, Kinshasa, Luanda, and Ouagadougou, as well as, Abu Dhabi, Houston, and Jeddah, according to SVP commercial Kevin Steele. Source_1


Arik Air (NG) upgrades to A330-200 from B737-800 on daily flight between Lagos and Johannesburg. Source_1


Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique LAM and TAP Portugal to operate codeshare between Lisbon and Johannesburg via Maputo beginning June 2011, with TAP operating Lisbon – Maputo sector and LAM operating Maputo – Johannesburg sector. Source_1