ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) has announced its schedule plans for the summer season of 2014. The airline will add new service to Vancouver and Hanoi starting on March 30, 2014. Here are the full details:
|ANA is announcing a new international flight schedule for summer 2014, introducing services to Vancouver (Canada) and Hanoi (Vietnam) for the first time. Additional services will be introduced at that time, with further route and schedule details to be announced.This expansion, effective from March 30, 2014, will make ANA the biggest airline carrier at Haneda, offering the most international flights to and from this airport. Haneda Airport is easily accessible from Tokyo and the new flight schedule, combined with ANA’s existing domestic network, will make it easier and more convenient for passengers to connect within Japan and to travel to overseas destinations. While new destinations such as Vancouver and Hanoi will be serviced from Haneda airport, flights toLondon, Paris, Jakarta and Manila will also start flying from Haneda airport in addition to existing services from Narita airport.ANA is also increasing the number of North American destinations it services from Asian cities via Narita, to improve convenience for transit passengers.
ANA operates a dual-airport strategy in the Tokyo area, capitalizing on the respective strengths of Haneda and Narita Airport. Routes and schedules for destinations served from both airports are carefully planned to complement one another, offering passengers the greatest choice and convenience, and to meet the growing demand for international travel.
Full details of the new flights, routes and aircraft are as shown below: *1
*1 Flight schedules are dependent on approval by the relevant authorities. Please be reminded that these are only scheduled plans and are subject to change.
*2 Some flight numbers are subject to change due to the reorganization of international services. Please check ANA SKY WEB for more details.
*1 Schedule for NH857 is 10 minutes earlier than shown during March 30-Apr 30. Boeing 787-8 will be introduced from June.
*2 Boeing 787-8 will be introduced from May.(2)Added flights
*1 Boeing 787-8 will be introduced from July.(3)Changes in flight schedules
*1 Due to changes in operating schedules, flights originating in Jakarta will be suspended on March 30.
*2 Flight schedule for NH1163 and NH1164 will be changed and operated as NH1167 and NH1160. Due to changes in schedules, NH1160 on March 30 will be suspended.
(4)Suspended and reduced flights
ANA will offer alternative flights to passengers who have made reservations on flights that will be suspended after March 30.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. The new Vancouver route from Tokyo (Haneda) will be operated with Boeing 767-300 ERs. Boeing 767-381 ER JA611A (msn 32980) with “Forward together as one Japan” special markings arrives at Tokyo (Narita).
United Airlines (Chicago) officially opened its new wide body aircraft maintenance hangar yesterday at Washington Dulles International Airport, a major United hub and the airline’s principal gateway to the Middle East.
“The close relationship between Dulles and United goes back decades, and this facility represents yet another important investment in this key market,” said Greg Hart, United’s senior vice president for technical operations. “Our new maintenance hangar, coupled with additional improvements in our terminals, gate areas, lounges and employee facilities, will deliver greater reliability for our customers and enhance their overall travel experience.”
More than 600 area construction workers helped build the 125,000-square-foot hangar, which includes 85,000 square feet of enclosed aircraft space.
United has maintenance hangars at its hubs in Chicago O’Hare, Cleveland, Denver, Houston Bush Intercontinental, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and is nearing completion on another wide body hangar at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-322 ER N664UA (msn 29236) now with Blended Winglets completes its final approach into Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
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Japan Airlines-JAL (Tokyo) has announced it will further expand its JAL NEW SKY PROJECT and install in-flight Internet service on select Japan domestic flights. The airline issued this statement:
JAL NEW SKY PROJECT was initially launched by the airline in January 2013 with the introduction of the JAL SKY SUITE 777 on international routes. The revamped aircraft boasts increased comfort and functionality in all classes based on the theme “Designed to evoke a ‘one-class higher’ feel.” Leading the redesign are the airline’s new fully-flat seats in JAL Business Class. Furthermore, the new JAL SKY SUITE 767 will be introduced onto select international flights starting in December 2013.
As part of this latest Project, JAL will revamp cabin interiors on aircraft operating on select domestic routes, which will include the installation of leather seating and LED lighting throughout the cabin based on the theme “Superior Cabin”. Another highlight of the new Economy class seat is a slim-style seatback design resulting in approximately 5cm (max.) more legroom than the present seat pitch, providing customers with a more comfortable travel experience.
Additionally, in-flight Internet service, currently available on select JAL international flights from July 2012, will be first installed onto select Japan-domestic flights.
The new leather seating in J-class and Economy class will be made from the same high-quality genuine leather used for seats installed in luxury vehicles. The airline’s plan is to revamp all the cabin seats in both classes on select domestic routes. In addition, carpet installed throughout the cabin will also be replaced to match the redesigned interiors
A slim-style seatback design results in approximately 5cm (max.) more legroom than the present seat pitch.
The all-leather seats are molded to better fit the natural contour of the passenger’s back and overall body, providing significantly more comfort.
The light-weight material helps to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
Seating in JAL’s popular Class J will offer slightly wider space for passengers to enjoy their time in-flight, and the new genuine leather covered seats will evoke a feeling of luxury.
LED lighting in cabin
Based on the concept “air-like lighting”, the cabin atmosphere can be easily changed according to the flight hours, the season, and the natural rhythm of time to create a relaxing ambience and a feeling of Japan.
Lighting based on the time of day:
First class service to be installed on some Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft:
The popular First class service on present domestic flights will be expanded to domestic Boeing 767s.
Top Copyright Photo: Akira Uekawa/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-346 ER JA658J (msn 40370) approaches the runway at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All other photos by Japan Airlines.
Alitalia (2nd) (Rome) continues to bleed money. According to this report by Reuters, the flag carrier needs almost $680 million to avoid bankruptcy again. Its main fuel supplier has threatened to stop making fuel deliveries this weekend.
The Italian government, which considers the failing airline a “strategic asset”, has now structured a deal where state owned Poste Italiane through Mistral Air (Rome) would provide a partial capital float in the form of a capital increase to keep the passenger airline flying.
Alitalia continues to lose money and has not been profitable since 2002. The causes of continued losses has not been fully addressed due to political meddling.
The government now wants “radical change” at the airline and wants the current stockholders to share in the capital increase.
Stockholders Air France (Paris) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam), which control 25 percent of the shares, has mainly been mum of the recent government calls for action and has continued to ask for more financial information.
The Italian government would like Air France-KLM to raise their stakes in Alitalia but this is unlikely to happen since Air France is restructuring itself.
Can Alitalia survive? Will any of the Gulf carriers (Etihad Airways?) come to the rescue? Will any of the other SkyTeam partners help? Stay tuned.
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Top Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Up-close runway action of Alitalia’s Boeing 767-35H ER EI-DBP (msn 26389) in the SkyTeam colors at New York (JFK).
Bottom Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Mistral Air’s Boeing 737-348 EI-BUE (msn 23810) prepares to land at Zurich.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is equipping its 11,000 pilots with the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet, which will be used initially as an electronic flight bag to replace heavy paper-based flight kits containing navigational charts and aircraft operating and reference manuals. Device rollout to pilots flying the Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 fleets will start later this year and all Delta cockpits are projected to be paperless by the end of 2014.
Electronic flight bag to support real-time access to resources
Delta’s electronic flight bag will leverage Jeppesen’s industry-leading FliteDeck Pro application built specifically for the Windows platform. The interactive software gives flight crews quicker and more efficient access to key, real-time information and resources such as dynamic charts and navigation utilities that help them better manage the safe operation of their aircraft.
With the Windows RT 8.1 operating system, pilots will be able to open two applications side-by-side, offering, for example, the opportunity to assess weather information alongside proposed flight paths. The Live Tile user interface in Windows 8.1 can feed up-to-the-minute information to crew members while the Surface 2′s true high-resolution 1080p touchscreen display adds detail to maps and other resources.
Delta expects to receive approval from the FAA to use the tablets during all phases of flight next year, a process that follows an extensive period of testing on board Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft. Approvals for all subsequent fleet types are expected by the end of 2014. The Surface tablets fully integrate handheld technology in the flight deck, streamlining organization of necessary materials and ensuring continuity of information accessed by pilots while giving them the latest tools to drive operational and cost improvements. The reduction of paper in the cockpit also reduces clutter and allows pilots to spend more time focusing on flying the aircraft as they will benefit from an intuitive user interface that features functions to find information faster, without having to hunt for appropriate manuals in flight bags or page through paper documents.
“The integration of the electronic flight bag is part of Delta’s broader move to upgrade flight deck equipment, deploy technology enhancements and take advantage of airspace modernization efforts,” said Dickson. “With these improvements, we’re able to reduce the airline’s environmental impact while providing a great deal of flexibility to continue to add mobile technology solutions into our flying operations.”
Maximizing efficiencies for environmental benefit
Rolling out the Surface 2 tablets across the entire fleet and eliminating paper in the cockpit means the carrier will remove traditional 38-pound pilot flight bags maintained on board aircraft for each pilot. That critical weight reduction is expected to reduce fuel usage by an estimated 1.2 million gallons per year which translates to a 26-million-pound reduction in carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking more than 2,300 passenger cars off the road. Additionally, the tablet will cut the airline’s paper usage by 7.5 million sheets annually and save an estimated 900 trees each year.
In the coming years, Delta plans to expand the functionality of the EFB equipment and increase the efficiency of the operation by providing pilots with electronic dispatch and flight release information, access to real-time weather forecasts, up-to-the-minute operational information and dynamic communication with aircraft technicians on the ground.
The move to a paperless cockpit follows Delta’s industry-leading launch of handheld devices for its 19,000 flight attendants that runs on Windows Phone-based software. Delta flight attendants began using the Nokia Lumia 820 in August and are able to access customer and flight information while using Dynamics for Retail technology for easy onboard customer purchases.
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. The rollout will start with pilots flying the Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft. Boeing 767-332 ER N1603 (msn 29695) taxies to the active runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Jetairfly (Jetairfly.com) (Ostend and Brussels) today announced the April 2014 launch of nonstop service between Miami International Airport and Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Union. The new service will mark Jetairfly’s first U.S. route, Florida’s only nonstop connection to Brussels, and MIA’s 14th European destination.
With Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft featuring Economy and Comfort service, Jetairfly will begin the new service on April 4, 2014 with flights on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings are scheduled to be available at the end of October.
Additional new routes scheduled this year from Miami are: Oranjestad, Aruba by new carrier Aruba Airlines on September 15; Calgary by WestJet in October; and Milan, Italy and the Brazilian destinations of Curitiba and Porto Alegre by American Airlines in November.
Created in 2003, Jetairfly operates a network of 168 routes and connects 107 airports. It has a fleet of 22 modern aircraft and transported 2.8 million passengers in 2012. Jetairfly is part of TUI Travel Belgium, the largest tourism group in Belgium, and of TUI Travel PLC, the largest Pan-European tourism group, operating a fleet of 141 aircraft and offering a wide range of other services.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-341 ER OO-TUC (msn 24844) prepares top taxi from the Brussels base.
Boeing (Chicago) and FedEx Express (Memphis), an operating company of FedEx Corp. (Memphis), yesterday (September 4) celebrated the delivery of the company’s first 767-300 freighter. The delivery supports the FedEx strategy to modernize its fleet with more efficient freighters.
The 767 Freighter is an ideal upgrade for the fleet serving the FedEx Express domestic network, providing improved fuel, maintenance and cost savings over the MD-10 freighters it will replace. FedEx Express gains additional efficiency through the ability to share parts, tooling and flight simulators between the 767 and the more than 70 757 freighters already in its fleet.
The 767 freighter is based on the popular 767-300 ER (extended range) passenger airplane. Able to carry approximately 58 tons (52.7 tons) of revenue cargo with intercontinental range, the 767 Freighter is ideal for developing new long-haul, regional or feeder markets.
The airplane joins other Boeing freighters in the FedEx fleet such as the MD-10, MD-11, 757 and the 777.
Copyright Photo: Nick Dean/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-3S2F N101FE (msn 42706) is pictured at Paine Field near Everett, WA on a test flight prior to the official hand over.
Air Canada rouge’s (Air Canada) first newly painted Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft touched down on Saturday morning (June 1) at Mirabel airport from Tel Aviv where it underwent an exterior transformation during a scheduled maintenance check. The plane was flown from Tel Aviv by Air Canada pilots Captain David Lywood, First Officer Kurtis Paproski and Captain John Liska (above).
After being stripped to its aluminum base, painters applied primer, two coats of white and finally used massive stencils to spray on the airline’s distinct red and burgundy branding — about 70 gallons of paint were used over nearly eight days to complete the painting. In order to maximize fuel efficiency by adding minimal weight, the least amount of paint possible is applied while achieving optimal coverage. Following a short period flying Toronto-Dublin for Air Canada in June, starting July 1 the Boeing 767-300 ER plane will fly Air Canada rouge’s three European routes between Toronto (Pearson) and Venice/Athens/Edinburgh and Montreal (Trudeau)/Athens.
The aircraft will now undergo minor interior modifications; Air Canada rouge’s aircraft will be among the first in North America equipped to offer streaming inflight entertainment to customers’ own devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc).
It joins two Air Canada rouge Airbus A319 aircraft already at Mirabel airport, which will initially fly Caribbean routes and are also undergoing interior modifications to reflect the airline’s relaxed, stylish approach to leisure travel. With this delivery Air Canada rouge now has 3 of its 4 startup aircraft, with the last painted Boeing 767-300 ER arriving at Mirabel airport early next week. Air Canada rouge introduced its new inflight crew look earlier this week and also announced that its flight crews would be taking customer service excellence training at the Disney Institute in Orlando, Florida.
Copyright Photo: Air Canada. The crew of the ferry flight pose in front of Boeing 767-33A ER C-GHPE (msn 33423) at Montreal (Mirabel). C-GHPE is the first AC 767 to wear the rouge colors.
Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) yesterday (November 27) continued its expansion into new international markets, with the launch of nonstop service to Brisbane, Australia, capital city of the State of Queensland.
Passengers on the inaugural flight departing Honolulu enjoyed a festive island-style send-off, featuring live Hawaiian music and hula, a traditional Hawaiian blessing by Kahu Richard Kamanu of Kaumakapili Church, and fresh flower lei upon boarding.
Brisbane is the second gateway city in Australia for the carrier. Hawaiian also offers nonstop daily flights between Sydney and Honolulu using its 294-seat, wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Hawaiian is the only U.S. carrier serving Brisbane, giving travelers in Hawai’i and throughout North America a convenient new travel alternative for experiencing the scenic beauty of Queensland – Australia’s “Sunshine State.”
Centrally located on Australia’s east coast, Brisbane is the gateway to a host of appealing sites and attractions for visitors to enjoy, including the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, world heritage listed rainforests, the iconic Outback territory, and the renowned leisure destinations of Australia’s Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Hawaiian’s Flight HA 443 will depart Honolulu at 10:20 a.m. (1020) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Brisbane at 4:00 p.m. (1600) the following day.
Starting November 28, the return flight HA 444 will depart Brisbane at 6:35 p.m. (1835) every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline, and arrive in Honolulu at 8:05 a.m. (0805) the same day.
Hawaiian will operate its Honolulu-Brisbane service offering the comfort and roominess of its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in Business Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.
The inaugural flight from Honolulu to Brisbane is also honoring the famed transpacific flight of the Southern Cross, which in June 1928 – the year before Hawaiian was founded – became the first aircraft to fly from Hawai’i to Brisbane.
Originating from Oakland, California, the Southern Cross captured international headlines with its successful completion of the world’s longest journey by air at the time.
Flown by Australian aviation pioneers Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm, the tri-engine Fokker monoplane took approximately 83 hours to fly from Kaua’i to Brisbane’s Eagle Farm airfield, stopping en route in Fiji for the pilots to take a one-day rest break.
In honor of Kingsford Smith and Ulm’s pioneering flight, Hawaiian has placed a commemorative image of the Southern Cross near the cockpit window of the Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft operating the inaugural flight.
Brisbane is the seventh of eight new destinations that Hawaiian has introduced or announced new service to since November 2010, following Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Sapporo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and New York City. Hawaiian will launch service to Auckland, New Zealand, on March 13, 2013.
Hawaiian’s continuing growth into new markets and expansion of existing operations in North America has been fueled by its long-haul fleet renewal and expansion program that began in June 2010. Since then, the company has welcomed nine new Airbus A330-200 aircraft to its fleet, and is scheduled to introduce 13 more A330s into service between 2013 and 2015.
Copyright Photo: PRNewsFoto/Hawaiian Airlines. Capt. Todd Mihara flashes a “shaka” sign, signaling ‘all clear’ from the cockpit of Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight to Brisbane, Australia moments before departure from Honolulu on November 27. Below the cockpit window of Boeing 767-3CB ER N588HA (msn 33466) is a commemorative image of the Southern Cross in tribute to the pioneering flight between Hawaii and Brisbane in 1928, piloted by Australian aviators Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm. Sister ship N589HA also wears the special logo.
Condor Flugdienst (Frankfurt) today (July 30) rolled out at the Manchester paint shop this former Alitalia (2nd) (Rome) Boeing 767-31B ER registered as EI-CRF (msn 25170). The second company retrojet displays the famous “yellow tail” livery introduced on the Vickers Viscounts in 1963.
Top Copyright Photos: Nik French (above) and Keith Wignall (below).
Bottom Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer. The first Condor Flugdiest retrojet is this Airbus A320-212 D-AICA (msn 774) introduced at Berlin on December 5, 2011. The airliner displays the original 1961 color scheme and is named “Hans”.
ABSA Cargo Airline (Sao Paulo) is now operating this new Boeing 767-316F ER as TAM Cargo (TAM Linhas Aereas) (Sao Paulo). PR-ADY (msn 32573) is pictured arriving at Rio de Janeiro (Galeao) today (July 15) on a ferry flight after receiving this new livery at Mexico City.
Copyright Photo: Bernardo Andrade.
FedEx Express plans to acquire 19 additional Boeing 767-300F freighters and convert four 777 freighters
FedEx Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corporation (Memphis), today (June 29) agreed to purchase 19 additional Boeing 767-300F freighters from The Boeing Company to continue to improve the efficiency and technology of the FedEx air fleet.
As part of the agreement, Boeing has agreed to convert four Boeing 777 freighters — two in fiscal 2016 and two in fiscal 2017 — to 767 equivalent purchase value. FedEx Express currently operates 19 long-range 777 freighters and now is committed to purchase an additional 24 777s.
The 19 767s will be delivered from fiscal 2015 to 2019 and replace current McDonnell Douglas MD-10Fs and A310-200 freighters. The impact to capital spending in fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2014 is immaterial, and estimated fiscal 2013 capital spending remains at $3.9 billion. The 767s are substantially more fuel efficient and reliable than the aircraft they will replace.
The 767s will provide similar capacity as the MD-10s, with an approximate 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency and a reduction in unit operating costs of more than 20 percent. They also increase efficiency by sharing spare parts, tooling and flight simulators with the Boeing 757-200s which are part of the FedEx air fleet.
Today’s action is in addition to a FedEx Express agreement with Boeing announced in December 2011 to purchase 27 new 767s for delivery between fiscal 2014 and 2018 and delay delivery of a number of 777s.
In June, FedEx announced the permanent retirement from service of 18 Airbus A310 aircraft and 26 related engines, as well as six McDonnell Douglas MD-10 aircraft and 17 related engines, bringing the total to 50 aircraft to be retired by the end of fiscal 2013.
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) yesterday (February 2) marked a proud moment in the company’s history at a ceremonial rollout of the 1,000th 767 airplane. Hundreds of current employees, joined by Boeing retirees who worked on the first 767, gathered to celebrate the occasion at the Everett, WA factory.
The 1,000th airplane is 767-381 ER (extended range) registered JA622A (msn 40567), a passenger model for ANA (All Nippon Airways) and was the final 767 to complete assembly on the current production line. Final production work already is underway on the 1,001 unit in a new, smaller bay that repositions the production line toward a leaner, more efficient operation.
Boeing video: http://bit.ly/eMZIVv.
ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) in February 2011 will take delivery of the 1,000th built Boeing 767. The start of final assembly was celebrated yesterday at Boeing.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Please click on the photo for additional details.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) yesterday (October 21) connected its Detroit hub and South America for the first time, with new nonstop service to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The inaugural flight departed from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 7:30 p.m., arriving in Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport at 8 a.m. today.
Service will operate twice weekly through December 15, when it will increase to five days each week to coincide with the start of the Brazilian tourist season.
In recent months Delta has added new service from Detroit to Seoul-Incheon and Hong Kong and expanded flights to Shanghai. Next year, Delta will begin nonstop service between Detroit and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, which will open for trans-Pacific flights for the first time in three decades.
On a year-round basis, Delta offers Detroit customers service to 158 nonstop destinations, including 28 international destinations and five in Asia.
The Sao Paulo flights will be operated with 216-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, with 35 BusinessElite seats and 181 seats in Economy Class.
Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Please click on the photo for additional details.
ArkeFly (Amsterdam) has announced scheduled service beginning on June 24, 2011 from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) to Sanford International Airport near Orlando. This is the first ever nonstop scheduled service between Amsterdam and Orlando Sanford. ArkeFly is part of the World of TUI whose brand Thomson Airways currently operates year-round between various points in the United Kingdom and Orlando Sanford.
This new year-round service will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays using 283-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft configured with 31 Premium Comfort seats, 154 Comfort Class seats and 98 Economy Class seats.
Nonstop service on Mondays is scheduled to leave Amsterdam at 8:30 AM (0830) and arrive at Orlando Sanford at 12:45 PM (1245); flights will depart Orlando Sanford at 2:30 PM (1430) and arrive in Amsterdam at 7:15 AM (0715) (on Tuesdays) via Miami. On Fridays the nonstop service is scheduled to leave Amsterdam at 2:30 PM (1430) and arrive at Orlando Sanford at 7:45 PM (1945); flights will depart Orlando Sanford at 9:30 PM (2130) and arrive in Amsterdam at 1:15 PM (1315)(on Saturdays) via a stop in Miami. All flight times are local.
Copyright Photo: James Mellon. Arkefly has leased this Boeing 767-304 ER PH-OYI (msn 291238) from sister airline Thomson Airways. It was delivered yesterday from Luton Airport.
LAN Airlines (Ecuador) Boeing 767-316 ER WL HC-CHA (msn 27613) MIA (Arnd Wolf), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
LAN Airlines (Ecuador) (Quito) has suspended operations in Ecuador due to the current political violence.
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Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. Boeing 767-316 ER HC-CHA (msn 27613) is pictured on final approach at Miami.
American Airlines Boeing 767-323 ER N395AN (msn 29432) (Oneworld) MIA (Arnd Wolf), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines (Dallas/Worth) are cutting service to seven cities from the San Juan hub effective on April 6, 2011. The total number of flights will drop from 58 to 41 daily flights.
Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. Boeing 767-323 ER N395AN (msn 29432) approaches runway 9 at Miami for landing.
American Airlines Boeing 767-323 ER WL N389AA (msn 27449) JFK (Ken Petersen), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) announced it will begin three days a week service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG) starting on December 16. The seasonal service will run through April 4, 2011, and then resume for the summer season between June 9, 2011, and August 22, 2011. The service will resume for the 2012 season on November 22, 2011. The flights will be flown using Boeing 767-300 aircraft that offer two-class service with 28 Business Class seats and 191 Economy Class seats.
Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen. Boeing 767-323 ER N389AA (msn 27449) is pictured in action at New York (JFK).
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER N1605 (msn 30198) GRU (Marcelo F. De Biasi), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has filed applications with the European Commission (EC) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting permission to operate twice-daily year-round service between London’s Heathrow Airport and Boston, and daily year-round service between Heathrow and Miami.
The slots for the new service are available following the U.S. and E.U. governments’ approval of an immunized trans-Atlantic alliance between American Airlines and British Airways. The government required the airlines to divest some Heathrow slots in order to enhance competition in the most tightly restricted markets.
If approved, Delta’s Heathrow service from Boston and Miami would begin March 27, 2011, and would be offered in cooperation with its trans-Atlantic joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia.
If approved, Delta would operate Boeing 767-300 ERs on both routes.
Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Boeing 767-332 ER N1605 (msn 30198) prepares to land at Sao Paulo (Guarulhos).
Air Canada Boeing 767-38E ER C-GBZR (msn 25404) (Free Spirit) YYZ (TMK Photography), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Air Canada (Montreal) announced it is boosting service to Tokyo by adding a new daily, nonstop flight between Vancouver and Haneda Airport, conveniently located near the Japanese capital. The new route begins on January 29, 2011 and will complement existing daily flights to Narita International airport, meaning Air Canada is doubling daily service between Vancouver and Tokyo as part of its international expansion strategy.
The airline’s new flights to Haneda will be operated onboard 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Boeing 767-38E ER C-GBZR “Free Spirit” (msn 25404) is tugged from the gate at Toronto (Pearson).
Air Astana Boeing 767-306 ER P4-KCA (msn 27612) BRU (Karl Cornil), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Air Astana (Almaty) recorded a first half pre-tax profit of $33.5 million.
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Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil. Ex-KLM Boeing 767-306 ER P4-KCA (msn 27612) approaches Brussels for landing.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) yesterday (July 23) submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand its service between the United States and Brazil, which would allow increased flights between its Detroit hub and Sao Paulo.
Delta has received approval to begin twice-weekly service between Detroit and Sao Paulo on October 21. If approved, the new flights will allow that service to be operated five days per week.
The flights will be operated with 216-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, with 35 BusinessElite seats and 181 seats in Economy Class.
Copyright Photo: Norbert G. Raith. Boeing 767-332 ER N171DZ (msn 29690) dressed in the special Habitat for Humanity livery arrives at the ATL hub.
Azerbaijan Airlines (Baku) has signed an agreement with Boeing to substitute two Next-Generation 737 airplanes for one 767-300 ER (Extended Range) and two 767-300F Freighters, a new model type for the airline.
With this change, Azerbaijan now has a total of eight Boeing airplanes on order: two 767-300 ERs, two 767-300F Freighters, two Next-Generation 737s and two 787-8s.
Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. Boeing 767-32L ER 4K-BAKU-1 (msn 40342) climbs away from Paine Field in Everett.
EuroAtlantic Airways (Lisbon) has added “euroAtlantiCARGO” titles to its Boeing 767-375 (F) ER freighter registered CS-TLZ (msn 24086).
EuroAtlantic added Miami on June 15.
Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero. CS-TLZ arrives at Miami with the new titles.
American Airlines Boeing 767-323 ER N395AN (msn 29432) (Oneworld) MIA, originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to fly nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) three times a week beginning on November 18, 2010.
American will fly the route using Boeing 767-300 aircraft configured with 28 Business Class and 191 Economy Class seats.
Here is the proposed schedule:
From DFW to GIG (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
Depart: 7:45 p.m.
Arrive: 10:25 a.m. (next day)
From GIG TO DFW (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays)
Depart: 11:15 p.m.
Arrive: 6:25 a.m. (next day)
Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. American’s Boeing 767-323 ER N395AN (msn 29432) in the Oneworld Alliance motif arrives back at the MIA hub.
Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-33A ER N591HA (msn 33423) SEA (Bruce Drum), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) has been awarded the HNL-HND route and will commence the new route on October 31, initially with Boeing 767-300 ERs.
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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 767-33A ER N591HA (msn 33423) holds short of the runway at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, bound for HNL.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER WL N1609 (msn 30574) LAX (Michael B. Ing), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will begin new daily service between Nagoya, Japan, and Honolulu on December 22, subject to government approval. The flight will be operated with 216-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, with 35 BusinessElite seats and 181 seats in Economy.
Delta currently operates flights from Nagoya (Centrair) to Detroit, Guam, Saipan and Manila.
The airline also has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting permission to start new nonstop service between its Tokyo (Narita) hub and the Pacific island of Palau. The proposed flights would operate four-times weekly beginning in December 2010 and would be the only scheduled nonstop service between Japan and Palau.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 767-332 ER N1609 (msn 30574) climbs away from Los Angeles.
Oxygene Afrique (Oxygene Airways) (Paris) is a new French airline planning to serve Africa. The start-up carrier has applied to the DGCA for authority to operate passenger flights to the continent.
The new company initially would fly to Bamako and Dakar with two Boeing 767-300s. Cotonou (Benin), Luanda (Angola) and Brazzaville (Congo) are also targeted in the second phase of expansion, if approved.
Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. The first aircraft has already been painted at Miami. Ex-Flyglobespan Boeing 767-319 ER N381LF (msn 29388) will be leased from ILFC.
United Airlines Boeing 767-322 ER N652UA (msn 25390) IAD (Bruce Drum), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
United Airlines (Chicago) will launch its first-ever service to the continent of Africa on Sunday, June 20, with the 10:10 p.m. (2210) departure of United flight UA 990 between Washington (Dulles) and Accra, the capital of Ghana.
United UA 990 will operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft and will arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra the next day at 12:40 p.m. (1240). U.S.-bound service from Accra begins June 21 with the departure of United flight UA 991 at 11 p.m. (2300), arriving in Washington Dulles the next day at 6:25 a.m. (0625).
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 767-322 ER N652UA (msn 25390) arrives at the Dulles hub.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 N138DL (msn 25409) FLL (Bruce Drum), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) plans to hire 300 pilots according to this Reuters report.
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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 767-332 N138DL (msn 25409) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER WL N1609 (msn 30574) LAX (Michael B. Ing), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) announced new service between the Atlanta hub and Monrovia, Liberia.
The new service, which is scheduled to begin September 4, will connect Delta’s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Roberts International Airport in Monrovia with a stop in Accra, Ghana. The flight will be operated on 215-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, equipped with 34 BusinessElite seats and 181 seats in Economy.
Delta has received approval from the Liberian Civil Aviation Authority, and preliminary approval from the U.S. government, to sell seats for the new flight for the planned launch in September. Final U.S. government approvals are expected before the flight begins.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 767-332 ER N1609 (msn 30574) climbs away from Los Angeles.
Florida West International Airways (2nd) (Miami) has added Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Wings to its Boeing 767-316F ER N316LA (msn 30842).
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER N1605 (msn 30198) GRU (Marcelo F. De Biasi), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) announced it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate twice-weekly service between its Detroit Metropolitan Airport hub and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new service, which will begin Oct. 21, 2010.
Delta will operate the flights using 216-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 35 seats in BusinessElite and 181 seats in Economy Class.
Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Delta’s Boeing 767-332 ER N1605 arrives at Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) from the Atlanta hub.
Hainan Airlines 767-334P B-2490 (msn 33047) DXB (Paul Denton), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
Hainan Airlines (Haikou) also returned to profitability in 2009 when it posted a net profit of $49 million. the company is also planning to add new service to Honolulu.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Hainan Airlines’ Boeing 767-34P ER B-2490 (msn 33047) approaches Dubai for landing.
United Airlines (Chicago) will celebrate its 80th Anniversary of its first flight with stewardesses (now flight attendants) with a special flight on May 15.
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Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 767-322 ER N659UA (msn 27114) of United arrives at Washington (Dulles).
LAN Airlines (Chile) Boeing 767-316 ER WL CC-CXK (msn 37802) JFK (Jay Selman), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
LAN Airlines (Santiago) reported net income of $88.3 million (US) for the first quarter 2010, an increase of 35.8% compared to the first quarter 2009, reflecting a strong recovery in both the cargo and passenger businesses.
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Boeing 767-316 ER CC-CXK of LAN Airlines (Chile) arrives at New York (JFK).
United Airlines (UAL Corporation) (Chicago) and Continental Airlines (Houston) are considering a stock-for-stock merger with no premium, creating a company valued at roughly $6.6 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday April 22 according to this Reuters report.
UAL Chief Executive Glenn Tilton would become chairman of the combined company, while Continental Chief Executive Jeff Smisek would become chief executive, according to the person, who declined to be named because the talks are private.
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Copyright Photo: A beautiful capture of United Airlines’ Boeing 767-322 ER N653UA (msn 25391) climbing away from the Washington (Dulles) hub. Both carriers are members of the Star Alliance.
ANA-Air Japan Boeing 767-381 ER JA607A (msn 32976) NRT (Michael B. Ing), originally uploaded by Airliners Gallery.
ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) has announced, as a result of a board decision on April 2, 2010, that two of its consolidated subsidiaries, namely Air Japan Company, Ltd. (“AJX”) and ANA & JP Express Company, Ltd. (“AJV”) will be merged. ANA has announced a merger target date of July 1, 2010. Air Japan will be the surviving carrier, operating Boeing 767-300s.
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Viva Macau (Macau) had its AOC revoked on Sunday (March 28) after the company failed to assist stranded passengers on Friday (March 26). The government found the airline unfit due to its financial situation.
The company started operations on December 16, 2002.
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Thomas Cook Airlines (Thomas Cook.com) (Manchester) has added Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglets to its Boeing 767-31K ER G-TCCA (msn 27205).
Neos (Milan-Malpensa) has added “Science for Peace” stickers to its Boeing 767-306 ER EI-DOF (msn 27610). Science for Peace is a Toronto-based organization of scientists working together to promote world peace. The organization was co-founded by mathematical psychologist Anatol Rapoport and physicist Eric Fawcett, both former professors at the University of Toronto.
Titan Airways (London-Stansted) has added its first Boeing 767-300 for its long-range charters. Ex-Skymark Airlines 767-36N ER G-POWD (msn 30847) was accepted on December 17, 2009.
Flyglobespan (Flyglobespan.com) (Globespan Airways) (Edinburgh) today (December 16) shut down all operations and was immediately placed into receivership (bankruptcy protection).
Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best
Nasair (Asmara) wet leased Boeing 767-319 ER G-CEOD (msn 30586) from Flyglobespan (Flyglobespan.com) (Globespan Airways) for Hajj 2009. The airliner carried Nasair stickers by the forward doors.
EuroAtlantic Airways (Lisbon) on October 15, 2009 added ex-STP Airways Boeing 767-3Y0 ER and re-registered the aircraft as CS-TFT (msn 26208, ex S9-DBY). The airliner was recently operated for Med-View Airline (Kano) for the 2009 Hajj pilgrimage season.
ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo-Haneda) as planned has introduced its 1969 “Mohican Blue” livery retrojet on Boeing 767-381 JA602A (msn 27944).
AeroGal (Aerolineas Galapagos) (Quito) is set to soon take delivery of its first Boeing 767-300.