SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) will United Express Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia service between the Los Angeles hub and Carlsbad/Oceanside, California on April 6, 2015. SkyWest is phasing out all of its Brasilias.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia N568SW (msn 120343) arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.
Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) is adding a second daily flight to Miami for the winter season 2015/2016. The second flight, operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft, will start on October 25, 2015 from London (Heathrow) per Airline Route. The second flight will compliment the daily Boeing 747-400 flight.
Copyright Photo: Airbus A330-343 G-VNYC (msn 1315) taxies at the London Heathrow base.
Finnair (Helsinki) is getting out of the dedicated freighter business by the end of this month according to ch-aviation. The Finnish carrier will depend on belly cargo in the future using its own passenger aircraft. Currently its dedicated freighter operation is provided by partial owned (40%) Nordic Global Airlines (NGA) which operates four McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighters mainly for Finnair. It is unclear if NGA will continue to operate its ACMI operations after Finnair stops all dedicated freighter operations.
Nordic Global describes its operations:
Nordic Global Airlines Ltd (NGA) is a Finnish all cargo carrier based in Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Finland. NGA focuses on ACMI and Cargo Charters worldwide and operates under EASA AOC.
NGA has a highly dedicated and experienced team to manage the operations. As a young and dynamic company we are able to deliver the right ACMI and Charter services to our customers.
At the beginning of 2014 NGA operates a fleet of four MD-11F freighters for long-term ACMI customers and on ad-hoc charter basis.
Since the commencement of the commercial operations in August 2011 NGA has performed more than 2,000 flights to our customers satisfaction.
Route Map for NGA:
Copyright Photo: Marco Finelli. Former Finnair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (F) OH-LGC (msn 48512) wears only small Nordic Global Airlines titles at its Helsinki base.
SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) has informed its maintenance employees that it is taking over the Endeavor Air (Delta Connection) (Minneapolis/St. Paul) maintenance base at Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 1, 2015. The company expects to handle up to four overnight Bombardier CRJ200s for the Delta Connection system (see route map below).
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest’s Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N466SW (msn 7856) departs from Los Angeles in the house colors.
Delta Connection-SkyWest aircraft slide show:
Delta Connection-SkyWest current route map (click to expand):