Author Archives: Niels Trubbach

ch-aviation interview: Krešimir Kučko, CEO Croatia Airlines

Following the break-up of Yugoslavia and the independence of Croatia, 1989-founded cargo operator “Zagal” was rebranded as Croatia Airlines in 1990. It commenced passenger services one year later with a single MD-82 leased from Adria Airways. Due to the still … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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ch-aviation interview: Vytautas Kaikaris, CEO Small Planet Airlines

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 … Continue reading

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