Showing posts with label E190. Show all posts
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25 October, 2023

Finnair reports strong growth and profitability in the busiest quarter of the year.

Europe's leading outsourcing airline Finnair has reported strong growth and profitability during what it terms as the busiest quarter of the year. The financially constrained carrier saw 3 million passengers and had a passenger load factor of 81% during the period. The airline's revenue grew by 13.7% year-on-year to €817 million and the comparable operating profit was €94 million euros, equaling a comparable EBIT margin of 11.5%.  The net result was also positive for the fourth consecutive time, this time €53 million euros.

July – September 2023                                 

  • Earnings per share were 0.03 euros (-0.03)*.
  • Revenue increased by 13.7% to 817.3 million euros (719.2).
  • The comparable operating result was 94.3 million euros (35.2) and the operating result was 90.0 million euros (19.2). Both were adversely impacted by the more expensive fuel price towards the end of the period.
  • Cash funds were 1,346.3 million euros (31 Dec 2022: 1 524.4) and they decreased mainly due to the 200-million-euro hybrid bond redemption during the period. The equity ratio was 11.5 per cent (31 Dec 2022: 9.9).
  • Net cash flow from operating activities was 95.5 million euros (11.8), and net cash flow from investing activities was 45.1 million euros (-0.4).** Gross capital expenditure totalled 73.2 million euros (37.5).
  • Number of passengers increased by 6.6% to 3.0 million (2.8).
  • Available seat kilometres (ASK) increased by 11.8% to 9,343.9 million kilometres (8,356.5).
  • Passenger load factor (PLF) was 80.9% (80.1).

January – September 2023                           

  • Basic earnings per share were 0.12 euros (-0.39).
  • Result for the period included a positive, one-off deferred tax item of 99 million euros based on previous years’ tax losses.
  • Revenue increased by 35.5% to 2,261.3 million euros (1,669.3).
  • Comparable operating result was 161.4 million euros (-181.8) and operating result was 164.1 million euros (-238.6). Both were adversely impacted by the more expensive fuel price towards the end of the period.
  • Net cash flow from operating activities was 478.1 million euros (229.1), and net cash flow from investing activities was -286.3 million euros (-21.2).** Gross capital expenditure totalled 209.4 million euros (137.8).
  • The number of passengers increased by 26.0% to 8.4 million (6.6).
  • Available seat kilometres (ASK) increased by 17.3% to 27,106.9 million kilometres (23,112.9).
  • Passenger load factor (PLF) was 77.5% (65.9).

* Unless otherwise stated, comparisons and figures in parentheses refer to the comparison period, i.e., the same period last year.

** In Q3, net cash flow from investing activities included 63.2 million euros of redemptions (29.1 million euros) in money market funds or other financial assets (maturity over three months). In Q1–Q3, investments totalled to 128.6 million euros (26.1 million euros of redemptions). They are part of the Group’s liquidity management.

Finnair Group Interim Report 1 January – 30 September 2023

16 June, 2022

JetBlue launches seasonal service to Asheville Regional Airport

JetBlue announced it has officially launched summer seasonal service from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in North Carolina, with the first flight arriving this afternoon. Seasonal service will operate Thursday through Monday at launch, ramping up to daily service later this summer.

Enabled by JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance (NEA), Asheville service expands the airline’s presence in the Southeast while diversifying and advancing its Boston focus city strategy. Asheville is one of more than half a dozen new cities recently added to JetBlue’s route map. During the summer of 2022, the NEA will offer up to 225 daily departures from Boston.

“As a thriving leisure destination, Asheville is an important addition to our network and continues to promote our growth strategy in the Southeast,” said Dave Jehn, vice president, network planning and partnerships, JetBlue. “We are excited to offer our Northeast customers a new summer getaway destination and introduce our low fares and outstanding service to the Asheville market.”

Nestled in the highest mountains in the East, Asheville is an artsy destination with Southern flare and a welcoming nature. A vibrant, eclectic downtown features art galleries, farm-to-table, independent restaurants and a thriving music scene. America’s favorite scenic byway, the Blue Ridge Parkway winds its way through Asheville to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern U.S. Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home now open to the public, is also located here. From avant-garde theater, brew pubs and chocolate lounges, to lush mountain peaks with biking trails, hikes, ziplines and whitewater, Asheville offers a destination with a style and rhythm all its own.

“We are delighted to welcome JetBlue and visitors from Boston and the New England region to Asheville. There is so much to love here, whether for couples, families, groups, or solo travelers, from the fun and funky vibe of our downtown and charm of surrounding neighborhoods to America’s favorite scenic drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway,” said Vic Isley, Explore Asheville President & CEO. “We invite New Englanders to hop on a JetBlue flight and explore Asheville!”

31 March, 2022

Qantas has officially added Dili, Timor-Leste to its route map this week with new regular service from Darwin.

Qantas has officially added Dili to its route map this week with the first of the airline’s regular passenger flights taking off from Darwin, strengthening the ties between Australia and Timor-Leste.

Three return flights will operate each week with the dual-class E190 aircraft, ramping up to five weekly return flights from July, boosting business, tourism and freight connections.

The E190 aircraft operate on Qantas’ network as part of an agreement with Alliance Airlines. The aircraft’s size, range and economics have opened up a number of routes from Darwin that wouldn’t be viable with larger aircraft.

Darwin-Dili is the national carrier’s first new ongoing international route from Darwin since 2008 and Qantas’ first international E190 route.

QantasLink Chief Operating Officer Petrea Bradford, who is in Darwin to travel on the inaugural flight, said that the national carrier’s new service would help strengthen the deep connection between Australia and Timor-Leste.

"We’re excited to be officially adding Dili to our route map today and helping to build the incredibly important links between Australia and one of our closest neighbours," Ms Bradford said.  "After two years of closed borders, this new route is a key part of Qantas’ focus on rebuilding connectivity in the region for businesses, families and freight. Travellers from Timor-Leste will also be able to seamlessly transfer through Darwin to the Qantas Group’s extensive domestic and international network. Dili is just over an hour’s flight from Darwin and is a great destination for the adventurous traveller, with incredible natural beauty, unique cultural experiences and great coffee and cuisine. We look forward to working to promote Timor-Leste and all it has to offer to millions of our frequent flyers."

During COVID, Qantas temporarily operated weekly flights between Darwin and Dili in partnership with the Australian Government to maintain critical passenger and freight links while international borders were closed.

The new ongoing passenger route follows the recently announced E190 base in Darwin that will create more than 90 new local aviation jobs and service key QantasLink routes from the NT capital across Australia. The Darwin-Dili flights follow two new domestic routes from Darwin taking off this week to Cairns and Townsville.

The Qantas Group operates 18 routes from Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru, and non-stop options from Darwin to eight domestic destinations.

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22 March, 2022

Cobham continues to grow its fleet of Embraer E190 aircraft

Cobham’s fleet of Embraer E190 aircraft dedicated to charter and fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) flights continues to grow, as the fifth aircraft of this type was welcomed into the fleet last week, arriving in Perth on 17 March.

Cobham’s E190 and Q400 aircraft are a critical link in connecting workers to resource sites in remote locations across Australia. They also provide flexible, bespoke charter flights to city centres, regional towns and domestic holiday destinations.

As demand grows for Cobham’s modern, reliable and comfortable aircraft with greater environmental credentials than most operating within the closed charter market, the company is steadily introducing more aircraft.

Cobham’s Regional Services Managing Director Claude Alviani said “Cobham is committed to providing air travel options with lower carbon emissions for a greener future and we have plans underway to introduce three more modern aircraft to our fleet in the coming months.”

Embraer 190 (E190) facts:

The E190 is one of the most environmentally friendly jets in the world: exceeding the Civil Aviation Organisation’s noise and emission requirements.
Every passenger gets either a window or aisle seat – there is no middle seat.
The wings of the E190 are fitted with winglets, reducing drag and providing increased lift and improved efficiency.
Embraer is the third-largest manufacturer of aeroplanes in the world.

Photo credits thanks to Richard Kreider, instagram @richard.kreider and @lin.aviation

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19 March, 2022

German Airways to lease an Embraer E190 to Luxair

Photo German Airways

Luxair, Luxembourg's national airline, and German Airways, the second oldest German airline, will work together in the near future the two recently confirmed.  The deal will see Luxair use a German Airways Embraer E190 on its European route network. As travel restrictions due to covid being lifted Luxair believes it will need extra capacity to cope with the vastly increased passenger demand. 

From mid-May, the Embraer E190 will join Luxair's current fleet, consisting of eight Boeing 737s and eleven De Havilland DHC-8-400s. With a capacity of 100 seats, the Aircraft allows German Airways greater flexibility and better meets the strong travel desire of Luxair passengers.

Bookings for the summer are increasing which is why Luxair is increasing its capacities and the airline says the Embraer will allow it to free up capacity on the Boeing 737 and increase its flight schedules to high-demand holiday destinations.

German Airways operates a fleet of five modern and economical Embraer E190s, which the company leases to other airlines, including crews, under wet-lease agreements. The airline has announced that it will add four more Embraer E190s to its fleet in the coming months.

Gilles Feith, CEO of Luxair: "We urgently need to expand our capacity on longer distances to support the revival of leisure travel. The Embraer 190 from German Airways will relieve our Boeing 737 fleet in the summer to create capacity for the most popular holiday destinations, all while maintaining our quality at the highest level. The E190 will increasingly take over flights on business travel routes. The signs are pointing to growth, and this partnership will help us bridge the wait until Luxair can increase its own capacity. Luxair has already used various wet-lease capacities in the past to be able to react more quickly to market changes."

Maren Wolters, Managing Director of German Airways: "We are delighted that Luxair is working with us. In this way, we benefit from our good reputation, which we have worked hard to earn: We are known as a very reliable service provider with great know-how in the industry. With Luxair, we are expanding our customer base, which already includes renowned European airlines, to include another major European airline."

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11 February, 2022

New dawn for Cobham at Sunrise Dam

2022 saw a new dawn for Cobham with the commencement of E190 flight services to Sunrise Dam. The Sunrise Dam gold mine is located 220km northeast of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and is 100% owned and operated by AngloGold Ashanti Australia. Underground mining is now the primary source of ore following the completion of the open pit in 2014.

Cobham is providing six return flights per week to transport more than 600 workers to and from Sunrise Dam, using E190 and Q400 aircraft.

“We’re thrilled to bring the benefits of the Embraer E190 and Q400 aircraft to AngloGold Ashanti,” said Cobham’s Business Development Director Tim Pirga.

Cobham has enhanced its service offering with the introduction of modern aircraft dedicated to the charter market. Its fleet of Q400 and E190 aircraft types offer outstanding airfield performance, enhanced operational reliability and low carbon emissions.

“We look forward to welcoming additional E190 and Q400 aircraft to our fleet throughout 2022 to enable us to meet the increasing demand not only in the FIFO sector but also for ad hoc charter flights for a wide range of clients,” Tim said.

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13 January, 2022

BA CityFlyer expanding European routes from London City Airport.

Whilst British Airways may be consolidating its North American route offering at the moment, the carrier is expanding services offered from London City Airport to key European markets. 
The British Airways subsidiary  BA CityFlyer is launching four new routes across Europe as well as reinstating services to the Channel Islands. 

New routes include Luxembourg and Milan starting from 27 March and will operate daily. In June the carrier will start a weekly rotation to Thessaloniki every Saturday and from 19th June a service to Barcelona will start operating six days a week. 

Routes to Jersey and Guernsey are also returning following the launch in Summer 2021.  Flights will operate on Monday and Friday from 20 June to 2 September.  

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: “As customers start to plan their next summer getaway, we wanted to offer new routes to some of the most popular European destinations.  Conveniently accessible from London City airport, they are a great addition to our extensive network.”

The flights are all scheduled to be operated by the airline's E190 aircraft, a narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace company, Embraer. BA CityFlyer operates these aircraft to the bulk of its destinations from London City Airport. 

The aircraft is a low wing design with engines mounted below the wings which are fitted with winglets, which reduces the drag and provides increased lift and improved efficiency. The high-performance, high-efficiency engines are very quiet and the aircraft exceeds the noise and emission-related requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Number in fleet 24
Passenger capacity98 (1 or 2 class)
Length                 38.7m (126 feet 1 inch)
Wingspan         28.7m (94 feet 3 inches)
Engines                 2× General Electric CF34-10E turbofans
Range                 3,334km (2,072 miles)

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14 October, 2021

Another Embraer E190 for Cobham

Cobham’s third Embraer 190 aircraft took to the skies for its inaugural passenger flight last week to bolster the regional Australian airline's fleet dedicated to VIP charters and fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) flights in support of Australian mining, oil & gas projects.

As a leading charter and FIFO partner, Cobham has been progressively modernising and expanding its fleet, introducing the E190 jet and Q400 turboprop to provide its clients with greater flexibility of rosters, suitability for paved and unpaved regional aerodromes, increased reliability and low carbon emissions.

“Since we launched our fleet renewal program we have welcomed five new Q400s, with this latest E190 bringing our number of these aircraft types to three,” said Tim Pirga, Cobham’s Business Development Director.

“The Cobham team is hard at work planning the introduction of another two aircraft - a fourth E190 and sixth Q400 - as we countdown to 2022.”

The E190 main cabin provides a step up from established FIFO passenger comfort levels with more space, a wider aisle and 104 seats in 2 x 2 configuration. Service quality is further enhanced by aircraft performance that delivers shorter flight times, full passenger uplift in hot conditions and reliability that ensures minimal disruption to FIFO schedules.

“Continually improving our service delivery is essential to our growth. We are excited to bring the benefits of a modern, flexible aircraft fleet to FIFO clients in Australia,” Tim said.

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19 September, 2021

ACIA Aero Leasing has acquired its first Embraer E190

ACIA Aero Leasing has acquired its first Embraer E190 this week the leasing firm confirmed. The E-Jet is joining the lessor’s growing fleet as the company evaluates new opportunities as it expands into new markets.

The aircraft, configured with 12 business and 88 economy seats, will undergo a period of maintenance before being offered to prospective airline customers.

Sameer Adam, ACIA Aero Leasing’s Senior Vice President, Commercial, commented that this acquisition represents “a significant milestone in progressing our fleet growth strategy. It is a launching point for engaging airlines interested in the E190/E195 aircraft specifically designed to crossover regional and mainline operations. It also opens up further opportunities to evaluate other portfolio enhancements, including the prospect of adding the next-generation E-Jet E2 family aircraft.”

“As a lessor with an established customer base in regional markets, we have already seen the tremendous impact of regional aircraft in facilitating the recovery of networks on all continents. We are confident that E-Jets will play a key role in the recovery, particularly in the European and North American markets,” asserted Adam. “The E-Jet provides the right blend of operational versatility and efficiency to meet the demands of certain mainline routes and is a good network development tool for airlines striving to adapt to the post-pandemic environment.”

11 September, 2021

British Airways extending local flights for winter......

The UK's British Airways has confirmed it is extending three of its newest domestic routes – Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds from Belfast this Winter season.  Customers will also be able to book flights direct to Birmingham as the airline further extends its UK network as domestic travel demand continues to increase.

Following a popular summer of domestic travel, the extended routes will continue to support vital business and leisure links between Northern Ireland and key cities across the UK. The additional services will be operated using BA CityFlyer’s existing fleet of Embraer 190 aircraft.

Flights between Belfast and Birmingham will operate twice daily, increasing to three times a day on Thursday and Friday.  Flights from Belfast to Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds will increase compared to the Summer season at 4, 13 and 10 a week respectively.

The airline has also launched a new route to Salzburg, operating from London City and Southampton. Offering customers a new destination idea for skiing this Winter, flights operate twice a week from London City, on Friday and Saturday from 10 December 2021, and once a week from Southampton, on Saturday from 11 December 2021.  Return fares start from £109 from London City and £75 from Southampton.

22 May, 2021

You'll be able to feel the Breeze from May U.S. airline set to launch.

It has been a while in the planning and now a new airline is breezing into operation from a management team that has a rich history and a wealth of knowledge of the aviation and hospitality industries.

Breeze Airways is a new airline that plans to merge technology with kindness and provide a route network between underserved cities across the U.S. at affordable fares. The new startup says seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app is what will set it apart from its competitors.  

The Breeze leadership team is made up of:

David Neeleman, Breeze founder and CEO, is a serial airline entrepreneur. He’s the only person we can think of who has launched four successful airline start-ups (Azul, JetBlue, Westjet and Morris Air) and who, with Breeze, is now on his fifth.

Tom Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, who is leading Breeze’s operations, having worked previously at Azul, Virgin America, JetBlue, Airbus and Boeing.

Lukas Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer, who is overseeing marketing and route strategy, coming to Breeze from Allegiant.

Trent Porter, Chief Financial Officer, who is looking after all things financial, coming to us from Allegiant and US Airways.

John Varley, Chief People Officer and General Counsel, looking after legal and human resources, previously with Virgin America, Delta and ExpressJet.

Amy Curtis-McIntyre, brand management and marketing advisor, formerly at JetBlue, Airbnb, Hyatt and Virgin Atlantic.

03 August, 2020

Australia's all Fokker airline to buy 14 second hand Embraer E190 aircraft

Alliance Airlines, arguably Australia’s premium air charter operator providing dedicated contract, charter and aviation services supporting the resource, tourism and MICE industries as well as a range of scheduled services is to take 14 Embraer aircraft.

The airline previously enjoyed an all Fokker fleet, being one of the largest operators of the F100 aircraft, has done a deal for 14 Embraer E190 twin jets for an estimated AU$111 million.

According to a report in The Australian newspaper,  the airline raised the funds for the deal with a share purchase plan back in June. The airline has been able to take advantage of lower prices because of the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

15 June, 2020

Swiss start up set to fly in July

flyBAIR with double flight launch in July 2020

flyBAIR, the youngest Swiss airline will start its flying operations on Saturday, July 18, 2020, with two flights, Bern-Mallorca and Sion-Mallorca.

"All People behind the project, my team and I have been longing for months for the first flight. It is the result of hard work. Now we can even celebrate in two Swiss regions – in German and French," said Josรฉ Gonzalez, CEO of flyBAIR.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline had to delay its planned start date and has also had to review and change some of its flying programmes. The carrier's route network will include seven-holiday destinations, including Mallorca,  Crete, Rhodes, Jerez, Kos, Menorca and Preveza.

The airline will be operating flights with Embraer E190 aircraft in a one-class all-economy configuration with 112 seats. The carrier has said it will put together a select range of seasonal products as well as delicacies for its free in-flight meal service and rather unusually for a European carrier, it will offer free drinks. Passengers may purchase other products and duty-free goods on board


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02 May, 2020

American Airlines bidding a fond farewell to five fantastic fleets..........

Farewell Boeing 757-200 from American Airlines fleet                                       Photo American Airlines
The US mega-carrier American Airlines recently announced plans to accelerate the retirement of 99 older, less fuel-efficient aircraft from its fleet a fair bit sooner than it had originally planned. 

Following the record lack of demand, travel bans and restrictions caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, American is rapidly redesigning its flying schedule for the foreseeable future and that basically means a lot less aircraft will be required to be in the air where they rightly belong.  So the massive airline is taking this opportunity to retire a total of five aircraft types all around the same time.
American has officially retired the Embraer E190 and Boeing 767 fleets, which were originally scheduled to retire by the end of 2020. The airline has also accelerated the retirement of its Boeing 757s and Airbus A330-300s. Additionally, American is retiring 19 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft operated by PSA Airlines.

28 November, 2019

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines adds Cork, Ireland to European network

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its European network to include Cork, Ireland. From March 2020, Ireland’s second-largest city will be served daily with a direct KLM flight from Amsterdam. The flights will be operated using Embraer 175 and Embraer 190 equipment, seating 88-100 passengers per flight.   

Cork will be the second Irish destination, next to Dublin, and is the 93rd European destination to be served directly by KLM. To open Cork as a new destination, changes have been made to the medium-haul KLM network to free up slots at Schiphol. 

“I am very pleased to announce Cork as KLM’s 93rd European destination. KLM offers customers from Cork a convenient connection to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and onwards to over 170 KLM destinations. And of course, KLM customers worldwide can enjoy the sights of the beautiful city and county Cork.” Said, Pieter Elbers - CEO & President KLM.

24 October, 2019

CDB Aviation Delivers First of Four Embraer E190 Aircraft to Bolivian Airline Amaszonas

CDB Aviation announced today the delivery of the first of four Embraer E190 aircraft to Bolivia-based Amaszonas Lรญnea Aรฉrea (“Amaszonas”).

The Embraer regional jets, configured with 110 seats in a single class layout, will modernize the Amaszonas fleet, offering more than double the capacity. The E190s will serve the carrier’s growing route network, which connects its main hub at Santa Cruz de la Sierra’s Viru Viru Airport to domestic and international destinations. The airline will also operate the E190s at Montevideo’s Carrasco International Airport in the future. The three remaining jets are anticipated to join the carrier’s fleet between the end of October and early January 2020.

13 May, 2019

Lucky escape as Embraer E190 lands without nose gear in Myanmar

The passengers and crew of a National Airlines an Embraer E190, operating flight UB103 had a lucky escape on Sunday when the aircraft landed without nose gear down.  It's the second time in a week of a landing incident in Myanmar

The Myanmar National Airlines aircraft was carrying 89 passengers and crew when it came into land at around 0900 local time in Mandalay, a city popular with tourists. It's understood there were no injuries reported either with the passengers or crew.

12 February, 2019

Mongolian Carrier Hunnu Air leases four Embraer E190 Aircraft

Image CDB
Mongolian domestic airline, Hunnu Air has signed a deal for a fleet of four Embraer E-190 aircraft with CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co.

The E190 aircraft will support the carrier’s domestic and regional network, which now operates flights within Mongolia and to China and Russia from its Chinggis Khaan International Airport base. The four Embraer E190s enjoy a two-class configuration that features 92 seats in economy and 6 business class seats. According to CDB, the aircraft are expected to be delivered to the airline in May 2019, and in 2020 and 2021.

02 January, 2019

Air Kiribati to Fly E190-E2s

Air Kiribati, the national carrier of the Republic of Kiribati, has ordered two new E190-E2s with options for two additional aeroplanes. The E2s, in dual class configuration, will be delivered in 2019 and be deployed on longer domestic and international routes as part of the airline’s growth plan.

Our E190-E2, with its striking shark livery, stopped in Kiribati’s capital, Tarawa, earlier this year as part of the E2’s world-wide demonstration tour.

12 December, 2018

A warm but wet welcome for the 8th Embraer E190 for Azerbaijan's Buta Airways

Buta Airways, Azerbaijan’s low-cost carrier has received another new Embraer E190 aircraft, the eighth to join the carriers fleet.

The new aircraft, arriving directly from Embraer, will allow the airline to expand its route network and flight schedule. “Adding new aircraft to the fleet will further expand the route network of Buta Airways. We are pleased that the national low-cost airline is in great demand among Azerbaijani citizens and tourists arriving in our country. The increase in the number of flights and destinations of Buta Airways will further contribute to the development of tourism in our country,” AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov said.

In typical aviation tradition, the new aircraft was welcomed at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) with a water cannon salute from the airport's fire service. Buta Airways have named its new arrival after the city of Aghdam.