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Branson AirExpress expands its route map in cooperation with Orange Air

Orange Air DC-9-82 N918AV (white)(Grd) SFB (Orange Air)(LRW)

Branson AirExpress (Branson, Missouri) has announced on social media it is expanding its relationship with Orange Air (Sanford) and their McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) aircraft (above). The company is introducing four new routes on May 1, flown by Orange Air (all operated three days a week): Branson-Cincinnati, Branson-New Orleans, New Orleans-Cancun and Sanford (near Orlando)-Cancun.

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The DC-9-83 will operate in this sequence and then return: Sanford-Cancun-New Orleans-Branson-Cincinatti.

Above Photo: Orange Air.

Route Map:

Branson AirExpress 2.2015 Route Map (LRW)

Delta to add two new Cancun routes this summer

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will add two seasonal routes to Cancun, Mexico this summer from June 6 through August 28. Baltimore/Washington – Cancun and Pittsburgh – Cancun will both be operated weekly on Saturdays with McDonnell Douglas MD-88s per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas MD-88 N906DE (msn 53415) is pictured in action at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Delta aircraft slide show (current livery only):

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Ten Airways suspends operations

Ten Airways (Tend Air) (call sign Tender Air) (Bucharest) suspended operations on January 19 after its AOC was suspended by the AACR according to ch-aviation. The company was operating six McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) and DC-9-83 (MD-83) aircraft and specializing in ACMI operations.

The company had been flying for short-lived Fly Romania last year.

The airline started operations in 2011.

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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com. The company operated under the Tend Air brand. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) YR-MDK (msn 49139) is captured digitally for posterity at Frankfurt.

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Allegiant Air’s pilots formally request arbitration from the National Mediation Board

Allegiant Air‘s (Las Vegas) pilots have formally asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to arbitrate the contract dispute between the pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and management. The union issued this statement:

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters will host a call to update Allegiant Travel Company investors, industry analysts, customers and press regarding the current status of contract negotiations for Allegiant Air pilots, their recent strike authorization vote and the union’s request for a proffer of arbitration from the National Mediation Board.

On behalf of the approximately 500 pilots at Allegiant Air, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division and its affiliate, Airline Professionals Association of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 (collectively, the “IBT”) filed a request on Friday afternoon, January 23, asking the National Mediation Board to make a proffer of arbitration. The request follows over two-and-a-half years of negotiations and mediation that have yet to result in a contract.

“Allegiant Air pilots have propelled the company to significant growth and prosperity, despite challenging operating conditions and breakdowns at the company. Yet, management continues to show its contempt for its operational employees by negotiating in bad faith,” said Daniel Wells, president of APA Teamsters Local 1224. “Allegiant Air pilots have had enough.”

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N864GA (msn 49912) arrives back at the Las Vegas base painted in the old 2003 livery.

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InselAir inaugurates the Aruba-Manaus route, will start Miami-Havana flights

InselAir (Curacao) on January 14 inaugurated its new Aruba – Manaus route with an festive early gathering at Queen Beatrix International Airport during which Minister Oduber and InselAir Aruba CEO Frederick Nuboer addressed the audience and elaborated on this new route. After the official words and opening, the group proceeded to the gate and boarded for the three-hour inaugural flight to Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus. InselAir was officially and warmly welcomed in Manaus by the traditional water salute, official words and food and drinks before flight 8i696 departed Manaus again.

The flight was operated with a Fokker 70, with 80 seats, which was acquired by InselAir earlier this year to support its growth plans.

InselAir now has 19 aircraft, 600 employees, 22 destinations and expects to transport 1.4 million passengers in 2015.

InselAir logo

InselAir will also add Miami – Havana to its network this month with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82/83 aircraft (MD-82/83) (above) and will then serve 22 destinations from its hubs on Aruba and Curacao. This year, InselAir expects to add more routes to its network which, amongst other routes, include Cali and Bucaramanga in Colombia, San Juan in Puerto Rico and Quito in Ecuador.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (marketed as the MD-83) PJ-MDG (msn 49935) in the updated 2011 livery arrives at Miami International Airport.

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Allegiant Air to start new service from Tulsa to St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announce the expansion of nonstop jet service from Tulsa, Oklahoma with new routes to St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Seasonal twice weekly service from Tulsa International Airport (TUL) to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) begins on May 7, 2015 and will operate through August 18, 2015.

Seasonal twice weekly service to Los Angeles via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) begins on June 5, 2015 and operates through August 18, 2015

Flights to Las Vegas via McCarran International Airport (LAS) begins on April 8, 2015.  The year-round flights to Las Vegas will operate three times weekly.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 N424NV (msn 49421) lands at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Allegiant finds an underserved niche at Cincinnati, increases flights to Florida

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) is finding a new underserved niche at Cincinnati. The carrier has announced further expansion from CVG with increased flights to Florida. Beginning in May 2015, existing services to Sanford (near Orlando) and Punta Gorda (Southwest Florida) will be doubled. The additions will replace recent reductions made by other carriers to these two markets, providing local travelers continued convenient flight options for Florida vacation travel.

Allegiant began service to Cincinnati in February 2014 with four weekly flights. By summer of 2015, Allegiant will offer 34 weekly departures during peak travel periods, including recently announced flights to Jacksonville, Florida and seasonal service to Myrtle Beach. The airline just launched flights from CVG to Las Vegas.

Starting in May 2015, Allegiant will increase its service from Cincinnati -Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Sanford to nine times weekly via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Flights to Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) will increase to eight times weekly.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N420NV (msn 49424) holds short of the runway at Las Vegas.

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