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Surinam Airways is coming to Sanford, Florida

Surinam Airways (Paramaribo) is planning to offer summer seasonal service to Sanford, Florida (near Orlando) from July 2 through September 25. The one-stop service (stopping in Georgetown) will be operated weekly with Boeing 737-300 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-36N PZ-TCO (msn 28669) prepares to land at Miami International Airport.

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Air France moves up the last Boeing 747-400 revenue flight

Air France (Paris) is moving up the planned Boeing 747-400 retirement date (subject to further changes). The last planned Boeing 747-400 revenue flight has been moved from March 26, 2016 to January 10, 2016 according to Airline Route. The last flight is currently flight AF439 departing from Mexico City on January 10, 2016 and arriving at Paris (CDG) the following day at 2:25 pm (1425).

 

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-428 F-GITE (msn 25601) arrives at Miami International Airport.

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LAN Peru and TAM Airlines add new routes from Orlando

The LATAM Airlines Group (Santiago) issued this statement:

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Committed to strengthening connectivity internationally and connecting the U.S. to South America, LATAM Airlines Group affiliate LAN Peru and TAM Airlines are inaugurating brand new routes from Orlando International Airport (MCO) this month to Brazil and Peru, respectively.

TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas) (Sao Paulo) is kicking off a new service to Brasilia International Airport from Orlando International Airport today ( June 12, 2015). TAM also currently serves Sao Paulo from Orlando with 14 weekly flights.

Additionally, LAN Peru will offer the first-ever daily nonstop flights between Orlando International Airport and Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru, starting on June 20, 2015.

 

TAM Airlines: Orlando to Brasilia

Brasilia serves as a hub for TAM’s domestic operations. This increase in international flights to Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, directly benefits passengers departing from the U.S., providing convenient access to over 40 Brazilian destinations, specifically connecting the U.S. to Northern Brazil.

The new route will fly daily from Orlando (flight JJ8049) at 10:30 p.m. (local time) and arrive in Brasília at 7:19 a.m. the following day (local time). The return flight will depart daily from Brasília (flight JJ8048) at 11:22 a.m. (local time) and arrive in Orlando at 6:30 p.m. (local time).

TAM Airlines will operate the route from MCO using Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft (above). The aircraft is configured with 191 seats in Economy class and 30 in Premium Business class, featuring seats that recline up to 180 degrees full flat.

 

LAN Airlines (LAN Peru): Orlando to Lima Route

Orlando is LAN Airlines’ fourth gateway in the U.S., joining New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Earlier this year, LAN Peru added two additional flights per week from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Lima. The airline expects to transport more than 80,000 passengers each year from South America to Orlando via Lima.

LAN Peru will operate the route on an Airbus A319 aircraft, which seats 126 passengers in Economy class.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. TAM Linhas Aereas (TAM Airlines) Boeing 767-316 ER PT-MOA (msn 41995)  (the former LAN Airlines CC-BDN) arrives at Miami International Airport.

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Qatar Airways to take the Miami route to daily as it celebrates the first anniversary

Qatar Airways (Doha) today celebrates the first anniversary of the Doha – Miami route. The new route has been a success for the carrier. The airline will take the route to daily service on November 18. The company issued this statement:

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Today, Qatar Airways, a proud member of the oneworld alliance, celebrates one year of nonstop service between Miami International Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha. Due to a successful first year and an increase in passenger demand, Qatar Airways will increase from five flights per week to daily flights along this route, beginning November 18, 2015.

Qatar Airways is the only carrier to offer a nonstop flight between Miami and the Middle East, connecting South Florida to over 140 destinations around the world via its state-of-the-art hub in Doha.

“Miami and Doha share a vibrant love of art, fashion and music,” said Vice President of the Americas, Gunter Saurwein. “With a kinship for travel, both cities have so much to contribute to one another. The immense demand along this route has exceeded our expectations and we are very pleased to offer daily flights this fall.”

Both Doha and Miami are essential components of the worldwide aviation network. Through Doha’s centralized location and modern services at Hamad International Airport, travelers from Miami can reach cities such as Bangkok, Colombo, Jakarta, and Mumbai in an impressive 20 hours or less through a quick transfer in Doha. Similarly, travelers can connect seamlessly to key destinations in both North and South America from Miami.

Qatar Airways’ Miami to Doha route is operated with a Boeing 777-300 ER in a two-class configuration of 42 seats in Business Class and 293 seats in Economy Class.

While increasing flights in Miami, Qatar Airways also recently announced plans to launch service to new destinations across the United States. The airline plans to commence daily, nonstop flights between Doha and Los Angeles on January 1, Boston on March 16 and Atlanta on July 1 in 2016.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of over 150 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-3DZ ER A7-BAC (msn 3610) climbs away from Heathrow Airport in London.

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Falcon Air ceases all operations

Falcon Air Express (Miami) on Friday (June 5) voluntarily surrendered its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and ceased all operations according to this report by The Ledger. The company had recently moved its aircraft to Lakeland, Florida and was in negotiations with the city about starting scheduled passenger operations from the airport that currently does not have any air service.

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The company originally started operations in March 1996.

Copyright Photo: Tony STorck/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N120MN (msn 53120) approaches the runway at Miami.

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Delta to add two new routes from Orlando

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is adding two new routes from Orlando in December. The airline will add the Orlando – Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) four days a week route starting on December 19 per Airline Route. This new international route will be served with Boeing 767-300 ERs.

Delta is also adding a daily feeder route from and to Miami with McDonnell Douglas MD-88s. The flights will be timed to feed both ends of the new Sao Paulo route.

As previously announced, Delta is also adding the daily Orlando – Seattle/Tacoma route on December 19.

In other news, Delta is also adding the Los Angeles – Tucson route on December 19.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-332 ER N1608 (msn 30573) completes the final approach to the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Airberlin to restore Berlin – Miami service this winter

Airberlin (Berlin) has announced it will restore the Berlin (Tegel) – Miami route again on November 5. Every Thursday and Saturday, Airberlin will fly an Airbus A330-200 Airbus to Florida.

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Airberlin is also expanding its existing US services from Berlin this winter: Airberlin will fly to Chicago (O’Hare) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday this winter, once more than last year. The number of flights to New York (JFK) from Berlin will also be expanded this winter, with two additional services. This winter, Airberlin will therefore offer daily service to the Big Apple for the first time.

Airberlin operates daily service from Dusseldorf to Miami and New York (JFK) and three flights a week to Fort Myers.

Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-223 D-ABXB (msn 322) taxies from the gate at Los Angeles International Airport.

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