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Choice Aire to launch flights between Atlantic City, Nashville and Miami

Choice Aire (Miami) will debut its scheduled public charter service operated by Swift Air (2nd) (Phoenix) on May 21, 2015 serving new nonstop destinations Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Miami International Airport (MIA).

According to the company, “Choice Aire will offer affordable, convenient, full-service first and economy class flights, with convenient connections from Miami to Cuba, Aruba and Curacao.”

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The five-times-weekly service will be operated by Swift Air, and will use Boeing 737-300 and 737-400 aircraft with 126 and 150 seats, including first class and economy service.

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Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Former US Airways Boeing 737-4B7 N447US (msn 24874), now with Swift Air (2nd) as N802TJ (msn 24874), taxies at Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto without airline titles.

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Norwegian and easyJet adopt a “two-person” cockpit rule

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) and easyJet (UK) (London-Luton) have become early adopters of a new “two persons” cockpit rule in the wake of the devastating news of what caused Germanwings flight 4U 9525 to crash in the French Alps. The rule is already in place in the United States.

In addition, Deutsche Welle is reporting “Germany’s BDL aviation federation announced late Thursday that airlines such as Lufthansa and Airberlin intended to immediately enact the two-person rule in consultation with the Federal Office of Civil Aviation.”

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Above Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. In celebration of the new 26th base at Amsterdam, easyJet has introduced this new Amsterdam logo jet on Airbus A319-111 G-EZDN (msn 3608) painted at Southend. The new theme was rolled out of the paint shop on March 25.

In other news, overshadowed by the stunning Germanwings crash investigation announcements, easyJet yesterday (March 26) celebrated the opening of its new base at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto. Three new UK routes from Manchester, Bristol and London Luton Airports to the new Porto base will be launched this summer.

Flights from Bristol to Porto will commence on April 19 and operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Porto is the 25th base of easyJet’s network and the airline will also inaugurate its 26th base in Amsterdam on March 31.

easyJet started its operations in Portugal in 1999 and flies now to 48 destinations in Europe being the third largest airline in the country with 12% market share and more than 4 million passengers carried in 2014. easyJet flies to Faro, Funchal, Porto and Lisbon and from 29 March a service will start connecting the capital with Ponta Delgada in Azores.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8JP WL LN-NIF (msn 39434) with Finnish writer and social activist Minna Canth on the tail arrives at Tenerife Sur.

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Ryanair backs off on trans-Atlantic flights

Ryanair (Dublin) has reportedly backed-off on media reports this week of a possible board approval and proposed low-fare trans-Atlantic flights in the near future. According to this BBC report, quoting a Ryanair statement, “Ryanair has not considered or approved any trans-Atlantic project and does not intend to do so”.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS EI-DYM (msn 36575) lands Tenerife Sur.

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Sun Country announces new service to Gulfport/Biloxi and Savannah/Hilton Head Island

Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has announced new seasonal service from its Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) base to coastal destinations Savannah/Hilton Head (SAV) and Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT).

Gulfport/Biloxi seasonal service will run August 27-November 22, 2015 and Savannah/Hilton Head service will run August 27-December 13, 2015.

With the addition of these two destinations, Sun Country Airlines will service a total of 37 destinations throughout the year.

Copyright Photo: Chris Sands/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-7Q8 N713SY (msn 30635) arrives at Miami International Airport.

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Lufthansa is hit again by another round of strikes by its pilots

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) is being impacted today (March 18) by another round of strikes by its pilots, represented by the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC). Today’s strike is affecting short and medium-haul flights in Europe. The pilots have also called for another strike tomorrow, this time affecting its long-haul flights.

The airline has been plagued by strikes by its pilots.

The airline issued this statement:

The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has announced strike action on March 18, 2015, affecting short and medium haul flights operated by Lufthansa. All Lufthansa long haul operations are scheduled to operate as normal. Also not affected by the strike are flights operated by Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti; Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines. Lufthansa Cityline will also remain largely unaffected by the industrial action.

Despite the strike, the Lufthansa Group will continue to operate the majority of the 3000 daily scheduled flights and passengers will be offered flight alternatives via rebooking.

The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit have announced strike action for March 19, 2015, affecting Lufthansa long haul flights. Short haul flights will not be affected.

A special flight schedule will be published early afternoon on March 18, 2015.

Passengers are kindly requested to check the status of their flight prior to departure.

Read the full report by the BBC: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Still going strong. The pictured Boeing 737-330 registered as D-ABEC (msn 25149) is named “Karlsruhe”. D-ABEC is pictured arriving at Zurich and was delivered on December 27, 1967. Lufthansa is planning to retire its remaining Boeing 737-300s and 737-500s this year.

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Alas Uruguay takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-300

Alas Uruguay (Montevideo) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-300. The pictured former Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-36N CX-OAA (msn 28569) arrived at Carrasco International Airport (MVD) in Montevideo on March 11 (below) to the traditional water cannon salute.

Alas Uruguay 737-300 WL CX-OAA (15) arrival at MVD (Alas Uruguay)(LR)

 

The new airline hopes to start scheduled passengers operations soon once it acquires its AOC.

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Alas Uruguay was created by the former employees of defunct PLUNA.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/AirlinersGallery.com. CX-OAA is pictured at the Montevideo base.

All Air Vanuatu flights cancelled due to excessive damage in the islands, flight partially resume on March 16

Air Vanuatu (Port Vila) and the Vanuatu Islands have been slammed with a Category 5 Cyclone (hurricane) named Pam. The cyclone made a direct hit on the capital Port Vila. There is massive damage and possible deaths.

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CNN: the cyclone hitting the islands.

Video Below: Early video of the damage in Port Vila:

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The Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is located around 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands.

 

The airline issued this short statement today:

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As a result of destructive cyclonic activity all Vanuatu airports still remain closed for commercial aircraft. All Air Vanuatu flights have been cancelled until further notice.

Update: The airline has now issued this update:

Port Vila airport has reopened. Planned flights for Monday March 16 are: NF11 Sydney – Vila DEP 0600 ARR 0920| NF10 Vila-Sydney DEP 1120 ARR 1515| NF 01 Sydney – Vila DEP 1615 ARR 2000| NF20 Vila – Brisbane DEP 2200 ARR 2345| All Timings local time.

Check in 2 hours prior departure.

From Tuesday March 17 normal international flight schedules will resume commencing with NF 21 Brisbane/Santo/Port Vila.

VANUATU DOMESTIC FLIGHTS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Copyright Photo: John Adlard/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8Q8 YJ-AVI (msn 30734) departs from Sydney.

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Video: Air day in the life of Air Vanuatu before the massive storm: