Qatar Airways introduces the new Airbus A350-900

New video from Qatar Airways: Airbus and Qatar Airways have collaborated to design and develop the A350 XWB. We are proud to be the first to fly the world’s newest aircraft and look forward to welcoming you on-board this aircraft. It’s truly ahead of the curve.

Video: KLM Jets – Real World Connection

New video from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: Jets links gaming to real life and helps passengers to be at their gate on time. Using beacon technology available at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol gamers are rewarded ingame when being on time. Jets is available now on the Apple Store via http://klmf.ly/1Afmsuk and Google Play Store via http://klmf.ly/1JrXpq3.

Air New Zealand’s new surfing safety video

New safety video from Air New Zealand: In Air New Zealand’s latest safety video we fly to some of the world’s most stunning surf breaks. We partnered with some of the world’s top pro surfers, including Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning, Laird Hamilton and Alana Blanchard, to demonstrate safety onboard our flights.

Transaero Airlines takes delivery of new Boeing 737-800 EI-RUR painted in the new livery

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Transaero Airlines (Moscow) on May 22 took delivery of this new Boeing-direct delivery 737-800. The airliner, painted in the new livery, arrived at the Domodedovo Airport base in Moscow.

Boeing issued this statement:

Boeing delivered on May 22 Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

Transaero’s newest 737 has a recognizable radome “bump” on top of the fuselage just behind the wings. The dome-shaped radome covers a Ku-band satellite antenna system that enables broadband passenger connectivity all over the world — even over oceans. The Ku-band range of microwave frequencies is used primarily for satellite communications.

Transaero’s 737-800 is the first in the 737 family to have the system installed during production. In-line installation can save airlines days of lost revenue previously experienced when retrofitting the radome after delivery.

Transaero was the first private airline in Russia, established in 1991. It also was the first Russian airline to introduce a Boeing airplane to its fleet in 1993 when it began operating the 737. Today, Transaero is the second-largest airline in Russia and operates 737s, 747s, 767s and 777s.

Copyright Photo below: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8MC WL N1782B (EI-RUR) (msn 44435) taxies at Boeing Field in Seattle prior to the handover.

Transaero Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Air Canada launches seasonal service to Atlantic City

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Air Canada (Montreal) yesterday (May 22) launched seasonal service to Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Air Canada flight AC 7918 from Toronto (Pearson) marked the start of seasonal services to Atlantic City, resort city famed for beaches, boardwalks and casinos.

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Seasonal, four times weekly Air Canada Express flights from Toronto to Atlantic City are operated by Jazz Aviation LP (Halifax) with 74-seat Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

New routes launched to date this year in addition to Toronto-Atlantic City include: Toronto-Austin, Montreal-Venice, Vancouver-Osaka, Vancouver-Comox, Calgary-Halifax and Calgary-Nanaimo. Upcoming new routes still to launch include: Toronto-Dubai, Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Abbotsford, Montreal-Mexico City and Calgary-Terrace.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Air Canada Express-Jazz Aviation Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GGOY (msn 4365) is pictured on the ramp at Toronto (Pearson).

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Eastern Air Lines and HavanaAir Charters to operate daily air service to Cuba

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Eastern Air Lines (2nd) (Miami) which is still planning to operate its first revenue charter flight on May 30, has issued this statement:

Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. and HavanaAir Charters, LLC, have signed on May 22 an agreement, to support HavanaAir’s charter operations to Cuba. HavanaAir is the largest provider of passenger traffic to the island, currently operating 65 flights a month to Havana from Miami with additional service to Santa Clara and Camaguey. The partnership will eventually include additional approved U.S. gateway cities.

Eastern will operate the Boeing 737-800 (Next Generation) aircraft, configured with 16 First Class seats and 129 Coach seats in the main cabin on all flights to Cuba.

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“We are very pleased to partner with Eastern Air Lines. Eastern earned iconic status in the U.S. airline industry for decades and we are both honored and privileged to partner with their highly experienced management. Our partnership with Eastern will provide an entirely new level of service to Cuba with their Next Generation Boeing aircraft and their commitment to excellent customer service.” said Mark Elias, President and COO of HavanaAir Charters.

“We are excited to partner with HavanaAir Charters. Eastern was formerly the largest provider of air seats in the Cuba market, and with this agreement, Eastern will once again provide more seats to Cuba than any other U.S. carrier. Cuba is and always will be a very important market for Eastern as we grow our airline and we look forward to proving service from additional U.S. gateways along with our home airport of Miami International”, said Ed Wegel, President & CEO of Eastern.

Key Facts:

Eastern will operate for HavanaAir twice daily service to Havana and weekly service to Camaguey and Santa Clara.

Eastern will support HavanaAir’s existing operations to Cuba with some 65 flights monthly.

Eastern and HavanaAir will be launching service from other U.S. gateways within 60 days.

Copyright Photo below: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Eastern Air Lines (2nd) Boeing 737-8AL WL N276EA (msn 35070) arrives at the Miami base.

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