easyJet salutes its growing Bordeaux hub with a new logo jet

Salute to the growing Bordeaux hub

easyJet carried 18.8 million passengers to and from France in 2017, with 1.7 million to and from Bordeaux.
The inauguration of seven new routes will bring the total number of destinations served by the “orange airline” from Bordeaux to 29, consolidating its position with 28% of the French market. 
easyJet has operated in Bordeaux since 2006, and the opening of the Bordeaux base and the arrival of three aircraft this spring 2018 will bring the total capacity to nearly 22 million seats in France, including more than 2.2 million in Bordeaux, which is an increase of approximately 21%.  These changes will mean an additional 400,000 seats during the summer period alone. The new base will also allow easyJet to recruit 110 staff in Bordeaux.
easyJet is saluting this growing presence with this new logo jet.
Javier Rodriguez reporting from Spain.
Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 G-EZUH (msn 4708) (Bordeaux) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 941984.
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EuroAtlantic celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a revised livery

EuroAtlantic celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a revised livery

EuroAtlantic Airways is celebrating 25 years of flying. As a result it has painted its first aircraft (the pictured CS-TFM) in a revised livery.

Copyright Photo: EuroAtlantic Airways Boeing 777-212 ER CS-TFM (msn 28513) ORY (Jacques Guillem). Image: 941974.

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Stirred to action: Alaska Airlines to ditch plastic straws in favor of marine-friendly stir sticks

From the Alaska Airlines blog:

By Jacqueline Drumheller, sustainability manager

These days, most 16-year-olds are focused on getting their driver’s licenses, playing Fortnite or deciding who they want to ask to prom, but Shelby O’Neil isn’t your average teenager. She’s a Girl Scout who created Jr Ocean Guardians for her 2017 Girl Scout USA Gold Award Project to share her passion to save our oceans and marine life for future generations.

shelby oneil jog gs 2018 Stirred to action: Alaska Airlines to ditch plastic straws in favor of marine friendly stir sticks

Shelby O’Neil reached out to Alaska Airlines last year, asking us to eliminate single-use plastic stir straws to reduce the amount of plastic pollution that is damaging our oceans.

Shelby reached out to Alaska Airlines last year, urging us to eliminate single-use plastic straws to reduce plastic pollution that is damaging our oceans. Little did she know, we were on the cusp of becoming the first U.S. airline to make this change, building on our decades-long commitment to environmental stewardship.

Starting this summer, we’re replacing non-recyclable plastic stir straws and citrus picks – we used 22 million last year – with sustainable, marine-friendly alternatives on all domestic and international flights, as well as in Alaska’s lounges across the country. For people with special needs, we’ll happily provide non-plastic, marine-friendly option, upon request.  We’ve partnered with the Seattle-based nonprofit Lonely Whale, an organization that drives impactful market-based change on behalf of our oceans, to support this initiative.

Lonely Whale isn’t alone in raising visibility of this issue. The Earth Day Network declared ending plastic pollution to be the theme for Earth Day this year, challenging everyone to reduce the amount of non-recyclable plastic they consume.

For Alaska Airlines flight attendant Abbe Gloor, the news was warmly welcomed. One of Alaska’s most enthusiastic inflight recyclers, she has eliminated all single-use plastic in her personal life and serves as an ambassador for the 5 Gyres Institute, a nonprofit that takes a science-based approach to eliminating plastic pollution.

“This change is a good thing and a small step in the right direction. When it comes to the environment, we can all do a little bit better,” she said. “It was all the plastic that I observed when visiting beaches around the world that motivated me to act, so as a company that flies people to beautiful beaches, this makes a lot of sense.”

This initiative marks an impactful shift for Alaska Airlines. But the change doesn’t stop there. Besides removing single-use non-recyclable plastic straws and picks, we will be replacing most of our large (32-46 ounce) aseptic juice boxes with aluminum cans, which are more easily recyclable and less wasteful. Last year, we replaced the majority of our bottled beer with cans, which are lighter and easier to recycle.

“I am so proud of Alaska Airlines for joining me, Lonely Whale and many others in the fight to protect our oceans,” said Shelby O’Neil. “My hope is that we can continue to rally together and inspire future generations to take a stand and eliminate plastic pollution to help save our oceans.”

Be a greener flyer with these on-board recycling tips:

  • Don’t put wrappers, napkins or other garbage into cans or bottles.
  • Don’t forget to recycle your magazines.
  • Bring your own empty water bottle and fill it up once you’ve passed through security.
  • Keep recycling and garbage separate until it’s collected.


Ryanair Sun is now flying

Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-8AS WL SP-RSA (msn 44686) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 941972.

Ryanair Sun, a standalone business unit of the Ryanair Group, is now up and flying. The new airline will be flying Polish charter passangers around Europe this summer. 
The first Boeing 737-800 is the pictured 737-8AS SP-RSA (msn 44686), formerly EI-FEE. 
Operations commenced on April 26, 2018 with a Poznan-Zakynthos flight.
Copyright Photo: Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-8AS WL SP-RSA (msn 44686) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 941972.

Ethiopian Airlines to fly to Indonesia

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASI (msn 38758) CDG (Jacques Guillem). Image: 941971.

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will launch thrice weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia as of July 17, 2018 via Bangkok.

With this new serve, Ethiopian will service all 5 of the most populous countries in the world. The schedule of the new service will be as follows:


Flight Number

Effective Date


Depture Airport

Depture Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time


ET 0628








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ET 788







ET 788


ET 0629







ET 788






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ET 788

Ethiopian will deploy the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASI (msn 38758) CDG (Jacques Guillem). Image: 941971.

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British Airways’ Toronto flight crew in celebration of the Royal Wedding – crewed by namesakes

British Airways cabin crew, all named Harry or Meghan, who will be operating today’s Heathrow to Toronto flight in celebration of the Royal Wedding at Heathrow Airport on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Nicky J Sims/Getty Images for British Airways)

British Airways made this announcement:

To celebrate the Royal wedding, the BA93 to Toronto, the city where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship took off, will today (May 19) be operated by an all-star crew of only Megan and Harry’s, pictured here.

The 10-strong cabin crew, made up of two Harry’s and eight Megan’s, are operating the flight that departs from Heathrow and lands into Toronto at 15:55 local time when the wedding reception will be in full swing. Senior First Officer, Harry Blake, will be behind the controls of the flight deck, alongside the Captain.

Megan Horsley, British Airways Customer Service Manager, who will lead the namesake crew, said: “Harry and Meghan’s relationship started across the Atlantic so it seemed fitting for all of us to take-off to Toronto on their special day. I’ve flown with another Megan once or twice before, but never seven so we might have to all call each other by our surnames during this very special flight!”

Photos: British Airways.

Turkish Airlines adds its 303rd destination

Turkish's 2018 "The Year of Troy" logo jet

Turkish Airlines, that flies to the most countries of the world, has added Krasnodar to its flight network as the 303rd destination.

Above Photo: Turkish Airlines.

Krasnodar has become the 10th destination of the flag carrier in Russia which operates its flight to Moscow, St. Petersburg , Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Voronezh, Samara and Ufa.  

Krasnodar flights will be operated 5 times per week in both directions, as starting from today.

Krasnodar flight times as scheduled

Flight No Days Departure Arrival
TK 485 Monday ,Tuesday , Wednesday ,Friday , Saturday IST 01:10 KRR 03:05
TK 486 Monday ,Tuesday , Wednesday ,Friday , Saturday KRR 04:30 IST 06:35

All times in LMT.

Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL TC-JTP (msn 7516) (The Year of Troy) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 941656.

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