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Allegiant Air announces 19 new routes and three new destinations

Ex-Iberia EC-IEI, delivered May 29, 2015

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today (January 12) announced 19 new routes and service to three new destinations including Baltimore-Washington (BWI); Destin, Florida; and El Paso, Texas.

New routes announced include:

Nonstop Service to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) from:

Savannah, Georgia – begins April 29, 2016
Cincinnati – begins April 29, 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma – begins May 19, 2016
Asheville, North Carolina – begins May 19, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee – begins May 20, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky -begins June 3, 2016

Nonstop Service to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) from:

Indianapolis – begins April 8, 2016
Pittsburgh – begins April 8, 2016
Baltimore – begins April 29, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky – begins June 2, 2016

Nonstop Service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) from:

Cincinnati – begins May 20, 2016 and ends Sept. 5, 2016
St. Louis – begins June 2, 2016

Nonstop Service to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) from:

El Paso, Texas – begins May 6, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee – begins May 13, 2016

Nonstop Service to San Diego International Airport (SAN) from:

Stockton, California – begins April 7, 2016
El Paso, Texas – begins May 6, 2016

Nonstop Service to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) from:

New Orleans – begins April 14, 2016
Memphis, Tennessee – begins April 15, 2016
Richmond, Virginia – begins April 15, 2016

Nonstop Service to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from:

New Orleans – begins June 3, 2016

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-Iberia Airbus A320-214 N224NV (msn 1694) departs from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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ANA is the first airline to fly the 100,000th 787 Dreamliner flight

ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA813A (msn 34521) "787" "Tomo Dachi" SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930992.

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) yesterday (January 11) celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the first airline in the world to reach 100,000 787 flights.

ANA was the launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner family and in 2011 became the first airline to introduce the innovative airplane to passengers around the world. Since then, the fuel-efficient airplane has enabled ANA to launch new routes worldwide, including North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. With this milestone, ANA has accumulated approximately a quarter of all 787 revenue flights.

ANA operates the world’s largest Dreamliner fleet with 44 787s, including both the 787-8 and the longer 787-9. The airline has 39 unfilled 787 orders, including for the longest and newest member of the 787 family, the 787-10, in addition to 20 777-9X airplanes.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA813A (msn 34521) taxies at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Ryanair to open its 77th base at Belfast International, starts “honoring” some of its passengers

"Honoring" passenger Nelly Langedijk from the Netherlands

Ryanair (Dublin) on January 7 announced it will open a new base at Belfast International Airport, starting in March, with one based aircraft and a four daily flights to London (Gatwick). The base will grow to three aircraft and five more new routes from October 2016. Belfast is the 77th base for the ultra low-fare carrier.

Copyright Photo: Michael Kelly/AirlinersGallery.com. Ryanair has initiated a campaign “honoring” some of their passengers by displaying their image on some aircraft. In this image, passenger ” Nelly Langedijk ” from the Netherlands is featured on the nose of Boeing 737-8AS EI-DAH (msn 33546) pictured at the Dublin base.

Ryanair issued this statement on the “30 Names 30 Planes” program:

“On July 8, 2015 to celebrate its new Facebook account and 30th birthday, Ryanair launched a ’30 Names 30 Planes’ competition, offering 30 fans the chance to have their name and face pictured on one of 30 Ryanair aircraft. Entry was through the Ryanair Facebook page, where fans uploaded their photo and downloaded a CGI video of their own Ryanair aircraft bearing their name and face. After over 80,000 entries the 30 lucky winners were announced in October 2015.”

According to Ryanair, the first decals were fitted in the first week of December 2015 and the decals will be fitted for up to six months.

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United to add Denver – Richmond flights

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N114SY (msn 17000410) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 930968.

United Airlines (Chicago) will add daily United Express Embraer 175 service (operated by SkyWest Airlines) between the Denver hub and Richmond, Virginia starting on April 5 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N114SY (msn 17000410) taxies at Toronto (Pearson).

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Wizz Air announces three new routes from Budapest

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYS (msn 6662) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 930958.

Wizz Air (Budapest) has announced further growth of its low fare route network and launched three new services from Budapest to Liverpool and Keflavik (near Reykjavik), commencing in March as well as a Budapest-Ibiza service commencing in June.

With this announcement, Iceland becomes the 23rd country for Wizz Air.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 HA-LYS (msn 6662) taxies at EuroAirport serving the Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg area.

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Emirates to bring the Airbus A380 to Washington Dulles, will go double daily to Los Angeles

Side view of "United for Wildlife"

Emirates (Dubai) is planning to introduce the Airbus A380 on the daily Dubai – Washington (Dulles) route starting on March 27, replacing the current Boeing 777-300 ER per Airline Route.

In other news, Emirates also announced that it plans to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday July 1, 2016.

The second Los Angeles flight will be operated with an Emirates’ Airbus A380-800 aircraft in a 3-class configuration with 14 private suites in First class, 76 seats in Business class and 401 seats in Economy class.

The new service, flight EK217, will depart Dubai at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m.

The return flight, EK218, will depart Los Angeles at 10:30pm. and arrive in Dubai approximately 16 hours later at 1:30 a.m. The new service will supplement the current EK215 Airbus A380-800 flight departing Dubai at 8:55 a.m. and landing in Los Angeles at 1:55 p.m. The existing return flight, EK 216, departs LAX 4:45 p.m. and arrives in Dubai 7:35 p.m. the following day.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A380-861 A6-EEI (msn 123) in the “United for Wildlife” special scheme visited Munich.

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