ETIHAD Adds Boeing 787-9 Dusseldorf Service in Feb 2015

Update at 1700GMT 27NOV14

During this week’s schedule update (as of 27NOV14), ETIHAD further revised planned Boeing 787-9 operations. Latest schedule adjustment sees the Dreamliner entering revenue service from 01FEB15, on Abu Dhabi – Dusseldorf route.

EY023 AUH0215 – 0640DUS 789 D
EY024 DUS1020 – 1950AUH 789 D

Boeing 787-9 does not operate Dusseldorf service from 15FEB15 to 31MAR15.

Budget airlines vie for rights to new cross-strait routes – WantChinaTimes


Budget airlines vie for rights to new cross-strait routes
A Taiwanese budget airline has expressed interest in obtaining the right to fly a regularly scheduled cross-strait route for the first time, but it will face stiff competition from more established carriers. Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration ...

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Alaska Airlines, Southwest adding more non-stop west coast flights – TMJ4

Alaska Airlines, Southwest adding more non-stop west coast flights
MILWAUKEE -- The holiday travel season is here, and people in Milwaukee will soon have more non-stop options at Mitchell International Airport. Alaska Airlines is adding nonstop flights to Seattle in July. Southwest takes off with nonstop flights to ...

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Airline stocks edge higher on decline in crude oil prices – Business Standard

Airline stocks edge higher on decline in crude oil prices
Business Standard
Jet fuel constitutes about 40% of airlines' operating cost. Oil ministers from the OPEC are scheduled to meet in Vienna today, 27 November 2014, to consider whether to adjust their output target of 30 million barrels per day (bpd) for early 2015. OPEC ...

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Airlines fly but FTSE stalls as oil price slides –

Airlines fly but FTSE stalls as oil price slides
Airlines shot to the top of the FTSE 100 at the prospect of cheap fuel. Easyjet (EZJ) jumped 5.3% to £16.26 and British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (ICAG) leaped 4.6% to 456p. Travel agency TUI Travel (TT) rose over 3% to 431p.

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ICRA upgrades rating of Jet Airways Rs 3210-cr bank loan – Economic Times

ICRA upgrades rating of Jet Airways Rs 3210-cr bank loan
Economic Times
This strategic alliance between the two airlines is expected to be mutually beneficial across all areas, including network growth, operational synergies and cost improvement through maintenance contract renegotiations, leasing of spare aircraft ...

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Low-cost airlines – The Economist

The Economist

Low-cost airlines
The Economist
Ryanair of Ireland is now the world's biggest international airline by passenger numbers, carrying 81m people last year. Budget airlines round the world, from Southwest in the United States to AirAsia in Malaysia, have succeeded where Laker failed by ...

Frontier Airlines to drop more routes from Denver

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) is gradually dropping its spoke routes from and to its hometown Denver International Airport hub due to rising costs.

According to Airline Route, the carrier is planning to drop the following routes through April 2015: Eugene (November 29), Bakersfield (December 1), Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (December 19), New York (LaGuardia) (December 20), Idaho Falls (January 5, 2015), Fresno, Harrisburg and Spokane (all January 6), Bloomington, Chicago (Midway), Minot, Newport News/Williamsburg, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara (all January 7), Oklahoma City (April 29) and Fargo (April 30).

Frontier has already ended service from Denver to Branson, Bellingham, Great Falls and Jackson Hole.

Read the full report from The Denver Post: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/ Airbus A320-214 N227FR (msn 6184) in the new look taxies to the gate at Raleigh-Durham.

Frontier aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show


Filed under: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Tagged: 6184, A320, A320-200, A320-214, Airbus, Airbus A320, Airbus A320-200, DEN, Denver, denver international airport, Frontier Airlines, Frontier Airlines (2nd), N227FR, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, RDU

JAL to launch “JAL Sky Suite 787″ service to Frankfurt on December 1

Japan Airlines (JAL) (Tokyo) will launch the first “JAL Sky Suite 787” service between Tokyo (Narita) and Frankfurt on December 1, 2014.

JAL 787 Sky Suite bed

JAL will introduce fully-flat seat (above), “JAL Sky Suite”, in Business Class of “JAL Sky Suite 787”. Premium Economy service will be provided onto the latest Boeing 787-8s with “JAL Sky Premium” seats, and in Economy Class, new “JAL Sky Wider II” seats in a 2-4-2 configuration will be offered.

JAL Sky Suite 787 layout

Following its launch on Narita – Frankfurt route, “JAL Sky Suite 787” will be sequentially operated on Tokyo (Narita) – New York route (JL004/JL003) from January 2015.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA826J (msn 34836) arrives at the Narita International Airport (NRT) hub.

JAL aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

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klia2 enhancement cost won’t be passed on to airlines – The Sun Daily

The Sun Daily

klia2 enhancement cost won't be passed on to airlines
The Sun Daily
"Since May this year, I have met AirAsia chief executive officer Aireen Omar for about 10 times to discuss matters related to operator-airline issues, and the same goes with another budget airline ... We are trying to meet them from time to time," he said.

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Delta to restore seasonal service to Nice on March 29, 2015

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will once again be offering nonstop daily flights between Nice’s Cote d’Azur Airport and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport for the 2015 summer season.

Flights will begin five times a week on March 29, 2015, increasing to a daily service from May 2, 2015. Delta has scheduled a Boeing 767-400 aircraft with 245 seats on the route, which is operated in conjunction with joint venture partner Air France-KLM.

Copyright Photo: SPA/ Boeing 767-432 ER N841MH (msn 29714) with the special “100 Years – American Cancer Society – The Official Sponsor of Birthdays” logo departs from London (Heathrow).

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Slide Show

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Malaysia’s YOU Wings partnering Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air

YOU Wings (Ipoh) has entered a partnership agreement with Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air (SJ, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) wherein the two carriers plan to open up flights from Ipoh, Malaysia to destinations across south-east Asia with effect from next year. Speaking at the inauguration of the ...

Airline union split over plebiscite – The Australian

Airline union split over plebiscite
The Australian
THE international division of the Flight Attendants Association of Australia has been plunged into chaos after members voted for a plebiscite that bans its long-serving secretary from communicating with Qantas. The 12-point plebiscite was launched by a ...

The turkey versus the A320: JetBlue Airways takes a humorous look at Thanksgiving – Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers

JetBlue Thanksgiving

JetBlue Airways takes a humorous view of the American Thanksgiving today on their blog:

Today is the day Americans traditionally take a moment to give thanks for those things and people who make their lives worthwhile, and in particular on this day when so many have traveled to be with loved ones, we want to give thanks to you for all you have meant to us.

We hope you are able to surround yourself with loads loved ones today, and should you decide to take part in another Thanksgiving tradition, we hope you remember which bird is which!

JetBlue Turkey Thanksgiving


JetBlue A320 Thanksgiving


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Videos: Stuck on an icy ramp? In Siberia even the passengers have to sometimes help out


Videos: Are you stuck on an icy ramp? There is always the Siberian solution. The brakes of an UTair Tupolev Tu-134 got stuck on an icy tarmac in Siberia. The solution? The passengers decided to help push back the jetliner.

According to the report, the air temperature dropped to a minus 52 degrees, and the aircraft’s brakes became frozen. The passengers decided to help with their “human power”.

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Czech Airlines to add seven new destinations next summer after years of cutbacks

Czech Airlines-CSA (Prague) has announced it will add seven destinations for the 2015 summer season.

In stages, Czech Airlines will launch operations on its regular scheduled connections to Oslo (OSL), Billund (BLL), Cork (ORK), Bilbao (BIO) and Bologna (BLQ). The carrier also plans to launch two new connections with Russia – flying to Kaliningrad (KGD) and Kazan (KZN). Additionally, Czech Airlines will launch a connection between Billund and Oslo, and Copenhagen and Stockholm.

The airline continued;

“After a year of cutbacks, we plan to expand the existing Czech Airlines’ network starting the 2015 summer season. We feel that there is a significant business potential in our new destinations which we would like to use fully. At the same time, we would like to capitalize on Czech Airlines great reputation in the Russian market and, effective April 2015, service a total of nine destinations in Russia,” said Jozef Sinčák, Chairman of Czech Airlines Board of Directors, and added: “We have set the new destinations timetables in a way to best use the market potential and at the same time appeal to both local and transfer passengers as the connections were designed with the customers’ priorities in mind. We will operate all new destinations using the existing free capacity of Czech Airlines and thus improve the fleet use.”

New Czech Airlines’ Routes in North Europe

Czech Airlines will launch operations on its Prague – Oslo route on March 30, 2015. At the beginning of the summer season, the carrier will service the route twice weekly. Effective May 30, 2015, two more return connections will be added on this route, which will then be operated with four weekly frequencies until the end of the summer season. Czech Airlines will use Airbus A319 aircraft exclusively to service the route. The new Oslo service was designed for local – i.e. point-to-point passengers from the Czech Republic and Norway and also for transfer passengers travelling from Norway to Mediterranean cities – destinations offered by Czech Airlines for the second year during the summer season on a code-share basis with Travel Service. For now, Czech Airlines plans to operate the Oslo connection on a seasonal basis.

New Czech Airlines’ flights to Billund, Denmark are scheduled to first take off on March 29, 2015. The route will be operated by the carrier four times a week, year round, by ATR 42 aircraft with the option of using a larger ATR 72 aircraft if necessary. Business travellers and tourists from both countries – i.e. the Czech Republic and Denmark, form the target group of this new flight.

On work days, i.e. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, these Czech Airlines’ flights will continue from Billund to Oslo. The carrier wants to apply its successful model of the Prague – Bratislava – Košice and Prague – Hamburg – Gothenburg routes.

Czech Airlines’ News in West and South Europe

A new Cork connection will be serviced from May 14, 2015 until the end of the summer season with two return flights a week. The timetable was tailored to the priorities of the main target group, i.e. tourists from the South-West part of Ireland travelling to Prague for a long weekend, complemented by Czech tourists headed to explore the South of Ireland.

Czech Airlines will service its new connection to Bilbao during the main operational season, i.e. between  June 1 and September 30, 2015, offering two return frequencies a week. The Bilbao connection, just as the other new connections, was designed predominantly for tourists. Czech Airlines will service both the Cork and the Bilbao route by Airbus A319 aircraft. Both connections will be operated on a seasonal basis, i.e. with services break during the winter seasons.

Czech Airlines will be returning to the Prague – Bologna route after a four-year pause. The carrier will operate it year round four times a week with ATR 72 aircraft from March 29, 2015. This connection was designed for business travellers and tourists alike.

Czech Airlines’ Plans in Russian Market during 2015 Summer Season

Despite this year’s year-on-year drop in passenger demand for travels between Russia and the Czech Republic, Russian market has been of great significance for Czech Airlines with high potential for further development thanks to the option of launching operations to new destinations located there. That is why Czech Airlines plans to launch two new connections within the market at the beginning of the 2015 summer season – to Kaliningrad and to Kazan.

Connections between Prague and Kazan will be operated by Czech Airlines twice weekly, using Airbus A319 aircraft. The timetable for the new Prague – Kaliningrad route is designed in the same way as the Prague – Kazan connection, using the same attractive combination of weekdays of operations for weekend and mid-week stays in Prague. Czech Airlines will operate the service using ATR 72 turbo propeller aircraft. Both connections will be operated year round.

Effective 2015 summer season, Czech Airlines will service a total of nine destinations and operate eleven regular scheduled connections between the Czech Republic and Russia. Alongside the mentioned Kazan and Kaliningrad services, there will be Czech Airlines’ services from Prague to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Rostov upon Done, Ufa and Perm, alongside two connections from Karlovy Vary to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/ Airbus A319-112 OK-OER (msn 3892) with the special Instaforex markings departs from Brussels.

Czech Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Filed under: Czech Airlines-CSA Tagged: 3892, A319, A319-100, A319-112, Airbus, Airbus A319, Airbus A319-100, Bilbao, Billund, Bologna, BRU, Brussels, Cork, CSA, Czech Airlines, Instaforex, Kaliningrad, Kazan, OK-OER, Oslo

Zoya Mylovanova: Will the prohibition to foreign airlines to operate in … – Kyiv Post

Kyiv Post

Zoya Mylovanova: Will the prohibition to foreign airlines to operate in ...
Kyiv Post
Apparently it is in order to have technical defense against such accusations that the regulator subjected to the new rule both foreign and local airlines. It is obvious, however, that irrespective of the nationality of the airline, this may be complied ...

In Pictures: Former British Airways engineer at Heathrow builds model … – getwestlondon


In Pictures: Former British Airways engineer at Heathrow builds model ...
A retired British Airways aircraft engineer at Heathrow has built two 5ft model planes entirely out of matchsticks. Norman Dawson, 68, from Reading, who spent 42 years working for the airline, has crafted a small scale replica of a Boeing 747 and ...

SAS and Etihad Airways announce a codeshare agreement

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) has announce a new codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi). Etihad Airways is building an alliance of carriers.

Here is the official announcement:

SAS and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to begin codeshare operations and provide customers with enhanced travel options between Scandinavia and the UAE.

The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval, will strengthen both carriers by enabling them to offer greater connectivity to and from a number of key European cities. SAS is Etihad Airways’ 47th airline partnership globally and its 22nd in Europe. For SAS, Etihad is the 23rd codeshare partner and the third with strong presence in the Middle East.

Both airlines will also develop and sign a Frequent Flyer agreement, which will benefit the members of Etihad Airways’ Etihad Guest and SAS’ EuroBonus loyalty programs.

The deal will see SAS place its SK code on Etihad Airways’ flights between Abu Dhabi and Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Zurich, Geneva and London Heathrow.

In turn, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on SAS-operated flights from these European destinations, excluding Brussels, onto SAS’ hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm.

The EY code will also be placed on flights beyond Copenhagen to Billund and Ålesund; beyond Oslo to Ålesund, Kristiansand, Trondheim, and Stavanger; and beyond Stockholm to Umeå, Sundsvall, and Östersund.

Top Copyright Photo: SPA/ SAS’ Boeing 737-705 LN-TUF (msn 28222) arrives in London (Heathrow).

Scandinavian Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Etihad Airways aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/ Another view of Etihad Airways’ first Airbus A380 at Hamburg (Finkenwerder). The pictured A380-861 F-WWSS (msn 166) will become A6-APA on delivery.

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Etihad Airways, SAS announce codeshare plan – Emirates 24/7

Emirates 24/7

Etihad Airways, SAS announce codeshare plan
Emirates 24/7
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