Keishi Nukina

Keishi is an aviation enthusiast based originally from Slovakia, currently based in Japan. Besides publishing his work on KN Aviation, he also contributes to several aviation publications including Airliner World in the UK and AIRLINE in Japan.

Iranian Skies & Cities 2016

Tour Overview: Iranian Skies & Cities I (February 2016)

(Traveled on February 13-20, 2016) After having visited Iran for two times – in 2014 and 2015, my friend Yukihiro and I decided to organize a tour for aircraft enthusiasts to give more people the chance to experience flying the Iranian classics as well as to see the beautiful country in general. Background I visited …

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Experiencing Etihad Pt. 1: NRT-AUH on A340-500

Flight Review: Etihad Airways A340-500 Economy Class from Tokyo Narita to Abu Dhabi

(Flown on November 20, 2015) Etihad Airways is the flagship airline of Abu Dhabi and the second largest airline in the United Arab Emirates. It is also one of the three major carriers in the Middle East besides Emirates and Qatar Airways. While I had flown the other two of the “ME3,” I had never …

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Aurigny Trisland Hopping

Flight Review: Aurigny Trislander & ATR Economy Class from the UK to Guernsey and Back

(Flown on November 22, 2015) Aurigny Air Services is an airline based in Guernsey Airport in the Channel Islands. It is one of the last remaining operators of Britten-Norman Trislanders in the world. As I had some time in London to spare, and since Aurigny started retiring its Trislanders starting with the legendary G-JOEY, I …

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Iran '15 Pt. 3

Trip Report: Iran ’15 Pt. 3 – Kish Air MD-83, Iran Aseman 727 & Iran Air A310

(Traveled on September 18-19, 2015) This is the third and final part of my trip report covering my 2015 trip to Iran. It covers the fourth and fifth day of the trip including some more sightseeing in Tehran, flying to Shiraz and back on 727 and MD-83, and finally flying on to Vienna on an Iran Air …

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Iran 2015 Pt. 2

Trip Report: Iran ’15 Pt. 2 – Zahedan on Iran Air MD-82 & Iran Aseman 727

(Traveled on September 17, 2015) This is the second part of my trip report covering my 2015 trip to Iran. In this report I look at the third day of the trip including a roundtrip to Zahedan on Iran Air MD-82 and Iran Aseman Airlines 727. Table of Contents Getting to Tehran on IR 747-200 …

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Iran 2015 Pt. 1

Trip Report: Iran ’15 Pt. 1 – AirAsia X A330 and Iran Air 747-200 to Tehran

(Traveled on September 15-16, 2015) In 2014, I went to Iran to fly on the special sightseeing flight on the Iran Air Boeing 747SP. While I only went there for one day with the sole purpose of flying classic aircraft, the country and its extremely friendly people left a great impression on me in that …

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Flight Review: Amakusa Airlines DHC-8-100 Economy Class from Kumamoto to Osaka Itami

(Flown on May 18, 2015) Amakusa Airlines is a regional airline based on the island of Amakusa in Kumamoto Prefecture. Using its sole DHC-8-100 in a very memorable dolphin livery, it operates the following domestic routes: Amakusa – Kumamoto, Amakusa – Fukuoka and Kumamoto – Osaka Itami. As part of its “fleet” renewal, Amakusa Airlines signed a lease deal …

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Chasing Skymark A330s

Flight Review: Skymark Airlines A330-300 Premium Economy from Fukuoka to Tokyo Haneda

(Flown on January 31, 2015) Throughout its history, Skymark Airlines operated a fleet of narrow-body 737s and wide-body 767s and A330s at various points in time. While I managed to get a couple of photos of the 767s, they were retired before I really became involved in spotting heavily. However, when the A330s were acquired, I …

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