DELTA Expands New York JFK – Los Angeles / San Francisco Service from late-Oct 2015

Update at 0500GMT 02JUL15

DELTA in fall season is expanding Trans-Continental service from New York JFK, with the addition of 10th daily flight on New York JFK – Los Angeles route, starting 29OCT15. The 10th daily flight operates mainly on weekends.

DL613 JFK1930 – 2309LAX 75W x123
DL610 LAX2359 – 0820+1JFK 75W 457

On New York JFK – San Francisco route, the airline will operate Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on 3 of 8 daily flights from 25OCT15.

tigerair Taiwan Increases Taipei – Macau Frequency in August 2015

Update at 0440GMT 02JUL15

tigerair Taiwan during the month of August 2015 is increasing operation on Taipei Taoyuan – Macau route, with extra 3 weekly flights from 04AUG15 to 28AUG15. Overall service will increase from 11 to 14 weekly.

IT2303 TPE0605 – 0745MFM 320 235
IT301 TPE1450 – 1635MFM 320 x147
IT303 TPE2130 – 2320MFM 320 D

IT304 MFM0140 – 0330TPE 320 D
IT2304 MFM0835 – 1015TPE 320 235
IT302 MFM2210 – 2355TPE 320 x147

Thai AirAsia X Suspends Sapporo Service from August 2015

Update at 0420GMT 02JUL15

Thai AirAsia X is suspending service on Bangkok Don Mueang – Sapporo route, with last flight leaving Bangkok on 30JUL15, Sapporo on 31JUL15. Reservations for travel on/after 31JUL15/01AUG15 is no longer available, since last month.

Existing daily schedule as follow.

XJ620 DMK2310 – 0750+1CTS 330 D
XJ621 CTS0855 – 1410DMK 330 D

Nok Air Expands Yangon Frequency from Sep 2015

Update at 0400GMT 02JUL15

Nok Air from September 2015 is expanding operation to Myanmar, as it plans to increase Bangkok Don Mueang – Yangon service from 14 to 18 weekly. The new flight will operate during mid-day, from 02SEP15.

DD4230 DMK0620 – 0705RGN 738 D
DD4234 DMK1030 – 1115RGN 738 x246
DD4238 DMK1930 – 2015RGN 738 D

DD4231 RGN0800 – 0950DMK 738 D
DD4235 RGN1200 – 1345DMK 738 x246
DD4239 RGN2100 – 2245DMK 738 D

Ryanair Adds 3rd Daily Gothenburg – London Service from mid-Sep 2015

Update at 0340GMT 02JUL15

Ryanair earlier this week announced the launch of its 74th base at Gothenburg, as it plans to base 1 Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the airport. This will leads to the new 3rd daily Gothenburg – London Stansted service, starting 15SEP15.

FR965 GOT0650 – 0755STN 738 D
FR967 GOT1245 – 1350STN 738 D
FR969 GOT1735 – 1835STN 738 D

FR964 STN0820 – 1115GOT 738 D
FR966 STN1415 – 1710GOT 738 D
FR968 STN1900 – 2155GOT 738 D

QATAR Airways Assigns Colombo as New 2-class A340 Destination in W15

Update at 0320GMT 02JUL15

QATAR Airways this week has revised planned operation to Sri Lanka, as the 3 daily Doha – Colombo service switching to 2-class High Density Airbus A340-600, starting 25OCT15. The 3 daily A340 service will replace previously planned Boeing 777-300ER and 787-8 (the 787-8 operates 1 daily from 01SEP15 to 24OCT15).

QR664 DOH0055 – 0755CMB 346 D
QR656 DOH0820 – 1520CMB 346 x3
QR656 DOH1240 – 1940CMB 346 3
QR668 DOH1940 – 0240+1CMB 346 D

QR669 CMB0410 – 0645DOH 346 D
QR665 CMB0925 – 1200DOH 346 D
QR657 CMB2110 – 2345DOH 346 D

QATAR Airways W15 London Heathrow Operation Changes

Update at 0300GMT 02JUL15

QATAR Airways from 25OCT15 is adjusting capacity on Doha – London Heathrow route, as it ends Airbus A319LR Premium service operation, which currently operates on 1 of 6 daily flights. QR015/016 will switch from A319LR to Boeing 787-8 from this date.

In addition, the oneWorld member is ending 2nd daily A380 operation on QR001/002, which will be operated by A330-300 from the same date.

Planned operational aircraft from 25OCT15 as follow:

QR009/010, QR011/012 Airbus A340-600
QR007/008 Boeing 777-300ER
QR003/004 Airbus A380
QR001/002 Airbus A330-300
QR015/016 Boeing 787-8
QR005/006 Airbus A330-300

The aircraft change was reflected during the schedule change, occurred earlier this week.

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JetBlue opens the T5 Rooftop Terrace at New York JFK

JetBlue T5 Rooftop (JetBlue)(LRW)

JetBlue Airways (New York) today (July 1) opened the T5® Rooftop at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, the only post-security outdoor space accessible to all customers at a New York airport. The T5 Rooftop, which includes a green area and kid-friendly and dog-friendly spaces, is open all summer from 6 am to 10 pm for travelers who clear security at JetBlue’s home terminal — T5. This new outdoor park offers customers views of the Manhattan skyline and the historic Eero Saarinen TWA Terminal from an unexpected vantage point — a rooftop at the airport.

The T5 Rooftop, designed by Gensler, perfectly complements the overall design of T5 which emphasizes light and well-being. In addition to spectacular views, outdoor seating and New York-centric food carts, the T5 Rooftop also includes the first post-security dog walk area at JFK. Much like T5, the T5 Rooftop focuses on sustainability, convenience and humanity with features including:

A wood roof deck, aluminum outdoor furniture and planters

Free Wi-Fi

New York-centric food and beverage carts/kiosks featuring Brooklyn’s Blue Marble ice cream and Hebrew National hot dogs

Native plantings including oak leaved hydrangeas, lilyturf and sweetsphire
Sustainable materials.

JetBlue logo-2

JetBlue celebrated the opening of the T5 Rooftop with a Live From T5™ concert featuring Brooklyn-based indie band Mainland, who performed selections from their debut EP, Shiner. JetBlue will host an ongoing Summer Friday series with DJ sets, acoustic performances, food and beverage samplings and other entertainment offerings for customers visiting the outdoor space and traveling through T5 this summer.

JetBlue’s award-winning Live From T5 concert series has served as a platform for emerging artists and top pop acts. Since 2009, the in-terminal concert series has enhanced the JetBlue experience with live entertainment exclusively for customers traveling through T5. These surprise shows have featured performances by an array of artists across musical genres including Goodie Mob, The Wanted, Taylor Swift, Emeli Sande, Jason Derulo, Sarah McLachlan, Daughtry and more.

The T5 Rooftop is the latest enhancement to JetBlue’s award-winning T5, recognized as one of the world’s ten most beautiful airport terminals by Frommer’s. T5 opened in 2008 and an international arrivals hall, dubbed T5 International, opened in November 2014. The T5 Rooftop includes a 4,046 square foot park with landscaped green spaces, seating for 50 people, a 400 square foot kid friendly space and a dedicated 400 square foot dog walk area.

Several JetBlue business partners and contractors collaborated on this project ensuring that the T5 Rooftop matched and enhanced T5’s existing feel and sustainable elements. Project partners collaborated on all aspects including infrastructure and design to construction. Business partners included Gensler, Arup and Turner Construction Company.

Photo: JetBlue Airways.


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