Durgapur, India sees first commercial flights

Durgapur Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in India's eastern state of West Bengal has officially commenced commercial operations with the launch of dedicated Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) flights to Kolkata this week. The 6x weekly return flights operate on-board an ...

Wizz Air to open Debrecen, Hungary base this winter

Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) has announced it will develop Debrecen into its second Hungarian base during the winter 2015/16 season. With effect from December 16, the LCC will use one based A320-200 to develop new 2x weekly routes to Brussels Charleroi, Malmö, and Paris Beauvais. Frequencies on ...

Hawaiian Airlines fined for violating baggage compensation and price … – ConsumerAffairs

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Hawaiian Airlines fined for violating baggage compensation and price ...
A Washington, D.C., reporter for more than 30 years, Jim Limbach covers the federal agencies for ConsumerAffairs. Previously, he was a reporter and news anchor for Associated Press Broadcast Services, where he covered business and consumer news as ...
Hawaiian Airlines slapped with finesHonolulu Star-Advertiser

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Brazil’s Azul firms up order for 30+20 EMB-195-E2s

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD, Campinas Viracopos) has converted a Letter of Intent (LOI), signed with Embraer (São José dos Campos) in July last year, into a firm order for thirty EMB-195-E2 jets. The contract also includes an additional twenty purchase rights for the same model, bringing the ...

Four Airline Picks in a Turbulent Sector – Barron’s


Four Airline Picks in a Turbulent Sector
This week wasn't the first time American Airlines' management referenced industry supply outstripping demand, or that it would match fares and aggressively compete against low (and ultralow) cost carriers; this was the strategy at US Airways [brand].

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Singapore Airlines gives a boost to premium economy – USA TODAY


Singapore Airlines gives a boost to premium economy
... as low as 40% to 50% over standard economy seats. Singapore Airlines' website show Premium Economy fares of about $2,005 for a mid-December round-trip from Los Angeles to Singapore, compared to the airline's lowest coach fare of about $1,303 on the ...
Singapore Airlines puts a new premium on economyThe Australian
Singapore Airlines unveils its Premium Economy ClassChannel News Asia
Singapore Airlines: new A380 first class suites, business class in 2017Australian Business Traveller
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US DOC sanctions Al-Naser Airlines, Sky Blue Bird Aviation

The US Department of Commerce (DOC), through the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has announced sanctions against five entities for attempting to aide Iranian carrier Mahan Air (W5, Tehran Mehrabad) to acquire at least two US-based Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) aircraft. In a ...

Allegiant today starts new service from Memphis

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Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today (May 22) stated nonstop flights from Memphis to Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Las Vegas and Sanford (near Orlando).

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‘Nut rage’ airline executive free after South Korea court decision – CBC.ca


'Nut rage' airline executive free after South Korea court decision
The Seoul High Court said Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline's chairman, did not violate the aviation security law when she ordered the chief flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight, forcing it to return to the gate at John F. Kennedy Airport ...
South Korea court frees 'nut rage' airline executiveUSA TODAY
Heather Cho, Airline Exec Jailed For 'Nut Rage' Incident, Gets ReleasedThe Inquisitr
Nut rage ex-airline boss walks freeIrish Examiner
Express.co.uk -ITV News
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Germany’s Express Airways begins Croatia flights

Turkey’s AtlasGlobal to make Chinese market début this month

France’s Europe Airpost to boost Brussels Airlines Paris ops

Air Lituanica ceases operations

Air Lituanica (LT, Vilnius) has ceased its operations as of today. All passengers holding tickets until May 29 will be rebooked on Air Baltic (BT, Riga) while remaining passengers will either get a refund or be rebooked on Air Baltic as well if agreed. The carrier commenced flights in July 2013 ...

The Guardian: Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson to help develop a new Air Djibouti

Air Djibouti (1st) (Djibouti) operated from 1963 to 2002. Bruce Dickinson of the Iron Maiden and formerly of Astraeus Airlines (2002 – 2011), is helping to get the new version of Air Djibouti airborne through his Cardiff Aviation.

Bruce Dickinson is an English musician, airline pilot (who used to fly for Astraeus Airlines), broadcaster and the lead vocalist of the heavy metal Iron Maiden band.


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Top Copyright photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. The original Air Djibouti touted itself as the “Red Sea Airline”. Douglas DC-6B F-OCYJ (msn 43740) sits at Paris (Orly).

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Southwest announces a new route from Washington Reagan National to Orlando

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Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has announced new nonstop service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Orlando, Florida beginning on November 1. Orlando will be Southwest’s third Florida destination from DCA, where it is the second largest carrier as measured by passengers carried. Southwest will now offer flights to 17 nonstop destinations from this convenient downtown airport.

Southwest Airlines operates more than 260 daily nonstop flights from its three Washington, D.C. area airports. Since July of last year, the airline has added seven new international destinations from Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, and new nonstop service from Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) to Chicago (Midway), Columbus, Dallas Love Field, Indianapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood beginning on August 9, and Orlando starting in November 2015. In addition, the carrier’s long-haul offerings from Washington Dulles have grown in the past year to add both Las Vegas, and San Diego as nonstop routes.

Also on Nov. 1, Southwest will continue its commitment to the Sunshine State by increasing the number of daily flights to twice daily service between Austin, Texas, and Ft. Lauderdale.

In Austin, the carrier continues adding new destinations including already announced nonstop service starting June 28, 2015 to Santa Ana/Orange County and St. Louis. In addition to the increased number of flights serving Customers traveling to and from Ft. Lauderdale, the carrier will add nonstop service this November to Boston (Logan), Seattle/Tacoma, and will add an additional nonstop flight to the New York area (via Newark.) The carrier began serving Austin in 1977 with six daily flights, and by the end of 2015 it will operate more than 60 departures a day to nearly 30 destinations across the United States and Mexico.

This week, Southwest also renewed its commitment to the Greater Orlando Aviation Administration by investing $9.5 million in a renovation and expansion of the airline’s Maintenance Hangar and Parts Stores Facility. Additionally, the carrier is also committed to bringing more international travel options to Florida travelers with a new international terminal located at the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. With scheduled completion in 2017, the terminal will have five gates, a new security checkpoint, and new concessions for travelers.

Southwest Airlines proudly serves eight Florida airports: Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Ft. Myers (RSW), Jacksonville (JAX), Orlando (MCO), Tampa Bay (TPA), Panama City Beach (ECP), Pensacola (PNS), and West Palm Beach (PBI).

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Which new destination is Southwest Airlines adding now? – Dallas Business Journal (blog)

Dallas Business Journal (blog)

Which new destination is Southwest Airlines adding now?
Dallas Business Journal (blog)
Southwest Airlines operates more than 260 daily nonstop flights from its three Washington-area airports. Since July of last year, the airline has added seven new international destinations from Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International ...
Southwest Airlines (LUV) to Boost Service in FloridaZacks.com
Preparing for summer airline travelWFXL FOX 31

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Delta files to fly from Orlando to Sao Paulo, Brazil


Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has filed for regulatory approval to offer new nonstop flights between Orlando, Florida, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, beginning December 19, 2015. Delta expects to serve the two cities with four (4) weekly flights. The airline’s strategic alliance with Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (Sao Paulo) extends the reach of this service to 20 interior Brazil destinations and provides seamless connections at Guarulhos International Airport.

The proposed service would be operated using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with 35 seats in Delta One, 32 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 143 seats in the Main Cabin.

Delta’s proposed schedule between Orlando (MCO) and Sao Paulo (GRU) is as follows:

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Air Canada cracks down on carry-on bag rule as airline profits soar – CTV News

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Air Canada cracks down on carry-on bag rule as airline profits soar
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As passengers become increasingly frustrated with the high costs of plane travel, some Canadian airlines are making no apologies, telling consumers more service fees are on the horizon. According to new numbers released Thursday, 4.2 million passengers ...
Air Canada to start checking to ensure carry-on bags meet regulationsThe Globe and Mail
Airline puts on extra Glasgow flight to Toronto after demand increasesGlasgow Evening Times

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Southwest Airlines Adds Washington Reagan – Orlando Service from Nov 2015

Update at 0840GMT 22MAY15

Southwest Airlines from 01NOV15 plans to commence Washington Reagan – Orlando service, offering daily operation, on board Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

WN1212 DCA1600 – 1830MCO 73W x6
WN4774 DCA1615 – 1845MCO 73W 6

WN5153 MCO1320 – 1525DCA 73W D

The airline will also add 2nd daily Washington Reagan – Austin and Washington Reagan – Ft. Lauderdale flight.

CSA Czech Airlines Re-Schedules Stuttgart – Geneva Service to Sep 2015

Update at 0820GMT 22MAY15

CSA Czech Airlines has re-scheduled service launch date for Stuttgart – Geneva route, which will begin on 01SEP15. The Skyteam member plans to operate this route 5 times a week with ATR42-500 aircraft. Reservation is now open.

OK600 STR0915 – 1030GVA AT5 2
OK600 STR0945 – 1100GVA AT5 4
OK606 STR1805 – 1920GVA AT5 7
OK602 STR1850 – 2005GVA AT5 24

OK603 GVA0815 – 0935STR AT5 35
OK601 GVA1155 – 1315STR AT5 24
OK607 GVA1950 – 2110STR AT5 7