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New start-ups continue to be launched, despite challenging economic environment


Start-up carriers are continuing to enter the market in 2009, taking advantage of lower (yet now rising) fuel and aircraft costs, and capacity reductions by high cost rivals that are struggling amid the global economic downturn. [2949 words]

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  • Joy Air on track for launch this month
  • Qiantang Airlines cancels 2009 launch plans, but gains Zhejiang Government investment
  • Shun Feng Cargo Airlines to launch operations in 2009
  • Tianjin Aviation officially founded this month
  • Air Arabia officially launches Air Arabia Maroc
  • AlMasria still planning to launch Egypt's first private commercial airline
  • Welcome flydubai!
  • Syria gets new airline: Lu'lua (Pearl) Airlines
  • Royal Air Maroc and Senegalese Government to launch new carrier "as soon as possible"
  • Deccan Aviation launches Deccan Cargo
  • New LCC competitor for SkyExpress in the Russian market
  • Skybus founder to launch new LCC, JetAmerica
  • Another new start-up for the Canadian market - XPO Airlines
  • LAN considering establishing a subsidiary in Brazil
  • Lonrho receives air services licence for Angolan operations

Graphs and data:

  • Joy Air Logo
  • flydubai expected delivery schedule (leased and ordered): 2009-2015 (as at Apr-2009)
  • B737NG range graph
  • JetAmerica logo and livery
  • XPO Airlines logo
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