quarta-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2017

Niki cease operations...

A320 OE-LEU landing at Madeira's runway 23 last back in May 2016


Unfortunately (but, still as expected....) Niki Airlines annouced the ceasing  of its operations as from tomorrow, as stated in its webpage:

"Dear guests,

the flight operations of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH under IATA-Airline-Code HG will cease as of December 14th.

Passengers who have booked their flight with a tour operator are kindly asked to contact their tour operator directly. The tour operator is responsible to accommodate his passengers.

Several Airlines are currently looking into solutions for bringing back passengers on standby-basis for a small fee from abroad destinations back to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. To our regret, TUIfly will not participate in this solution.

We would like to thank you for your long-standing loyalty.

Your NIKI-Team"

The best of lucks for all the employees....

terça-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2017

Panning the Norwegian

Another 1/25 panning...
The departure of Norwegian B738 LN-NID, from runway 05.
Was expecting to get the arrival of the other Norwegian of the afternoon but due to a flaps problem, it diverted to Porto Santo...
Check AVHerald

sábado, 9 de dezembro de 2017

Photo of the Week: Eurowings...finally

After more than one month flying to Madeira, Eurowings finally brought a plane with its own livery...
A319 D-AGWD arriving from Cologne

A nice and colorful apron where we can still see Air Berlin colors...Niki flight...which according to some news is about to follow its german "sister" on the bankrupt....

The taxi to runway 05 with the captain interested and filming something on the side of the runway....


For the the departure, on low light, tryed a 1/25 panning...turned out nice...

sexta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2017

Swiftair em 2010

Hoje deixo um registo com 7 anos que ainda não tinha partilhado. Daquelas fotos que ficam no baú por não terem nada de particularmente especial, a não ser a curiosidade de, 7 anos depois, com muitas mudanças pelo meio, termos novamente a Swiftair a fazer os voos de carga por cá...agora com ATR-72
EC-LJI B737 cargueiro da Swiftair ainda no tempo em que a Sata assegurava as ligações inter-ilhas, com o Q200

terça-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2017

Jet2 Holidays

Back to October, to sunnier days...Jet2 Holidays G-JZHL finishing the push-back to runway 05 with Enter Air SP-ESA on the back.
Not my favorite kind of pics but still is nice to get a nice light shining on planes


segunda-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2017

Magritte

For the second time at Madeira, I still hadn't any pics of this fantastic Brussels Airlines special livery, regarding one of the main surreal belgian artists: René Magritte...so, despite the dark weather made a quick "jump" to the airport for some pics....
A320 OO-SNC landing on runway 05

detail on the engine
#snmagritte

sábado, 2 de dezembro de 2017

Foto da Semana: 751

Nos últimos dias a Esquadra 751 da Força Aérea Portuguesa efectuou várias missões de Evacuação Médica, quer do Porto Santo, devido à Meteo no aeroporto da Madeira, quer em missões de resgate a navios nas nossas águas.
Infelizmente não nunca mais tive oportunidade de fazer umas fotos aos seus EH-101, pelo que fica um registo já de 2015 para foto da semana, em dia igualmente molhado, tal como também tem sido habitual por estes dias... :)

19611 aterrando na 05, com uma Medevac, a 25.Nov.2015

segunda-feira, 27 de novembro de 2017

Belgian Falcon

Belgian bizjet OO-JUK, a Dassault Falcon 7X, ready for the night stop at Madeira, earlier this month


domingo, 26 de novembro de 2017

Photo of the Week: Sterling, 10 years ago

Today decided to share a 10 year old pic that, aparently I still hadn't processed...
Back then Sterling was still flying so I guess that this is really worth sharing...definitely not for its quality but for the memories....
B738 OY-SED landing on runway 23...is currently flying for Sun Country as N813SY