Delta will add Boeing 717 service to a number of destinations not previously served by the type.
From Atlanta, destinations include:
Dallas Love Field (from 31 October)
Grand Rapids (commenced)
Houston Intercontinental (commenced)
Myrtle Beach (commenced)
Tri Cities (from 5 June)
Wichita (from 7 June)
From Detroit Wayne, destinations include:
Austin (from 2 May)
Buffalo (from 5 June)
Chicago Midway (commenced)
Green Bay (from 8 April)
Houston Intercontinental (from 9 April)
Indianapolis (from 5 June)
Kansas City (commenced)
Nashville (from 5 June)
New York JFK (from 2 September)
New York LaGuardia (from 2 September)
Philadelphia (from 8 April)
Traverse City (from 2 May)
From New York JFK, destinations include:
Boston (from 2 September)
Tampa (from 2 September)
From New York LaGuardia, destinations include:
Miami (from 2 September)
Tampa (from 2 September)
From Los Angeles, the only destination is:
Austin (from 6 June)
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Kenya Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The aircraft, 5Y-KZA , departed Paine Field in Everett for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to Kenya Airways’ home base in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The 787 will form the backbone of the airline’s future long-haul fleet, providing greater range, improved efficiencies and outstanding passenger comfort.
“The delivery of our first ever 787 Dreamliner not only opens a new chapter for our airline, but also for Kenya,” said Dr. Titus Naikuni, chief executive officer, Kenya Airways. “The 787 will enable Kenya Airways to explore new markets, improve its economic performance, provide passengers with revolutionary comfort, while continuing to contribute towards the sustainable development of Africa.”
Kenya Airways’ first 787 is scheduled to begin flying regionally within Africa in the coming weeks, before beginning long-haul service to Paris in early June. Currently the “Pride of Africa” serves destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. To date, more than 130 Dreamliners have been delivered to 17 customers worldwide.
See our Boeing 787 Routes Page for more information on where Kenya Airways will fly its Dreamliners.
It’s not one that’s on many peoples’ radars, but a short domestic route in South Korea is actually the world’s busiest passenger route, and is the subject of this Greatest Flights.
The route is Seoul to Jeju, and island to the south of the country. It is operated by no fewer than seven airlines, namely Air Busan, Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air, and T’way.
Flights take off between Seoul’s Gimpo Airport and Jeju as often as every five minutes during the day, with over 69,000 flights between the two every year.
Whilst most flights are operated by regular Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 medium haul jets, the 280 mile trip is sometimes flown by Boeing 747-400 and 767-300s at peak times.
Previous Greatest Flights:
World’s Shortest Route – Westray to Papa Westray
World’s Longest Route – Sydney to Dallas Ft Worth
DC-3 Scheduled Flight – Yellowknife to Hay River
Singapore to Sydney in an A380
Winair to St Barths
Belavia EMB175, (c) Magic Aviation.
Belavia will introduce the Embraer 195 aircraft in May, alongside its existing EMB 175, CRJ, and Boeing 737 aircraft.
The airline has announced that the 195 will operate on the following routes from 6 May:
Minsk – Amsterdam (from 16 May)
Minsk – Batumi (from July)
Minsk – Moscow Domodedovo
Minsk – Prague
Minsk – St Petersburg
Norwegian will again fly its Boeing 787 aircraft into Gatwick this summer.
The aircraft will operate daily from Stockholm Arlanda to London Gatwick, with two flights per day on weekdays.
The flights will operate from 6th May to 24th July 2014.
TAAG Angola Airlines is planning to turn its Luanda Airport base into a hub to link Central Africa with worldwide destinations in association with Emirates Airline.
TAAG is currently on the EU banned airline list, but it is hoped it will emerge soon and begin expanding its connections to Europe, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London Heathrow, Paris CDG, and Rome Fiumicino.
Luanda will also be linked through Dubai via Emirates, who will also take on TAAG’s links to Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo.
A new airport is being built at Luanda which will be able to handle this increased traffic, and match modern standards expected at airports.
Asiana’s first Airbus A380 has emerged from the paint shop in Hamburg in full colours of the South Korean airline.
Asiana Airlines has firm orders for six A380s and will operate the aircraft from Seoul initially on regional services in Asia followed by long-haul routes to the US.
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Stobart Air is the new name for Aer Arann, keeping it in line with its parent company Stobart Group.
The carrier operates franchise flights on behalf of Aer Lingus, but has now also announced a five year partnership with Flybe to operate services from London Southend Airport.
The five year agreement will initially see two 72 seat ATR 500/600 aircraft based at Stobart’s London Southend Airport, with options to extend the franchise further in the future. The two planes, flying in Flybe livery, will serve six routes to Northern Europe and Benelux countries from 5 June 2014. The franchise is aiming to carry over 200,000 passengers to and from London Southend Airport annually in 2015. Tickets will go on sale from 3 April via Flybe.com.
Saad Hammad (above left), Chief Executive Officer of Flybe said: “We are delighted to be extending the Flybe brand further into the South East. Today’s news is also further evidence of our commitment to providing true regional connectivity across the UK and we look forward to unveiling a major programme of new base and route development over the coming months.”
Southend is owned by the Stobart Group and has seen impressive growth in recent years following the development of its passenger terminal, a runway extension, and the arrival of an easyJet base.
United Airlines will begin operations with its new Boeing 787-9 aircraft by flying on a number of domestic routes.
The first of the aircraft, which is an extended version of the standard 787-8 model, will arrive in July. Flying shorter routes will help in gaining crew familiarity before the type begins long haul flying.
The aircraft will fly between Denver, Houston IAH and Los Angeles International from August.
Already announced, the first international route will be from Los Angeles International to Melbourne, starting in October.
Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Asia, Japan | Posted on 27-03-2014
Japan Transocean Air has placed an order for 12 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, valued at $1.1 billion at list prices, which will mark the start of the airline’s fleet renewal program with the new airplanes scheduled to enter into service from 2016. As part of the agreement, JTA will have the flexibility to switch to the 737 MAX family of aircraft.
A member of the Japan Airlines Group, JTA is based in Naha, Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost island chain. Currently, the airline operates a fleet of 737-400 airplanes on domestic routes linking Okinawa with major Japanese cities as well as other islands within Okinawa.