Silver Airways to fly between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Pensacola

Silver Airways SAAB 340B N347AG (msn 447) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104465.

Silver Airways has announced that it is starting daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS) beginning on February 13, 2019.

Silver Airways’ Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Pensacola (PNS) service effective February 13, 2019; PNS – FLL service effective February 14, 2019:

Route  Departs Arrives Flight # Stops Frequency
Ft. Lauderdale to Pensacola 6:20 pm 7:40 pm 95 0 Daily
Pensacola to Ft. Lauderdale 7:15 am 10:25 am 96 0 Saturday
Pensacola to Ft. Lauderdale 7:45 am 10:55 am 96 0 Daily except Saturday

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Silver Airways): Silver Airways SAAB 340B N347AG (msn 447) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104465.

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KLM to add a new route to Wroclaw, Poland

KLM has made this announcement:

Wrocław lies in the west of Poland and has much to offer travellers. In 2016 it was Cultural Capital of Europe.

The city of Wrocław (pronounced: vrɔtswaf) has a population of more than 600,000 and is Poland’s fourth largest city. Wrocław is KLM’s fourth destination in Poland after Warsaw, Krakow, and Gdansk. Air France began operating a service to Wrocław’s Copernicus Airport this summer. Wrocław is a lively university city where trade and industry flourish. It has a beautiful old market square, which is lined by pastel-coloured buildings housing cafes and restaurants.

Wrocław flight schedule

KLM will operate a daily service from Schiphol to Wrocław using Embraer 175 equipment. This aircraft has 20 business class seats, an Economy Comfort zone with 8 seats, and 60 Economy Class seats.

  • KL1271 departs Amsterdam Schiphol at 11.50 hours and arrives at Copernicus Airport Wrocław at 13.35 hours.
  • KL1272 departs Wrocław at 14:05 hours and arrives at Schiphol at 15.55 hours.

Royal Air Maroc to unveil a new Boeing MAX and 787-9 special livery

Royal Air Maroc has announced on social media:

Royal Air Maroc will reveal a special livery for the two next aircrafts! This exclusive livery has been created to celebrate the first Boeing 737 MAX and first 787-9 Dreamliner of our fleet.

Image: Royal Air Maroc.

 

Air Tahiti Nui celebrates 20 years of flying

Air Tahiti Nui has turned 20.

The airline has announced on social media:

This year has been filled with novelties and emotions: new brand, new visual identity, new fleet and so many other projects. On this special day, we want to thank you for all the shared experiences. Together let’s make sure that the journey continues!

Air Tahiti Nui commenced operations on November 20, 1998.

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easyJet orders additional 17 Airbus A320neo aircraft

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHB (msn 7705) (NEO) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 943811.

Airbus has reached an agreement with easyJet that extends the airline’s fleet plans into 2023, exercising purchase rights to firm orders for 17 A320neo aircraft.

This takes its combined order for the NEO to 147 (including 30 A321neo) and means easyJet has ordered 468 A320 Family aircraft  to date.

The aircraft are configured with 186 seats in a single class configuration and powered by CFM International LEAP engines.

easyJet currently operates a fleet of 316 A320 Family including 17 A320neo and three A321neo, making it the world’s largest airline operator of Airbus’ single aisle aircraft. easyJet serves over 130 European airports in some 31 countries operating over 1,000 routes.

The A320neo family is the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft with more than 6,200 orders from over 100 customers since its launch in 2010. It incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15% in fuel savings from day one and 20% by 2020 with further cabin innovations. The A320neo also offers significant environmental performance with nearly 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by easyJet): easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHB (msn 7705) (NEO) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 943811.

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Ryanair to launch a new Manchester route to Kiev

Ryanair has announced a new route from Manchester to Kiev (Kyiv), with a twice-weekly service commencing in April 2019 as part of our Summer 2019 Schedule.

Ryanair’s Manchester summer schedule includes 62 routes in total with 7 new routes to Bordeaux, Gothenburg, Marrakech, Marseille, Nantes, Thessaloniki and Kiev (Kyiv).

Photo: Ryanair.

Photo: The first Boeing 777X comes together

Boeing has brought together the major fuselage sections to form the first 777X airplane that will take to the skies in 2019.

In a major production milestone called ‘final body join,’ Boeing teams connected the airplane’s nose, mid and aft sections in the company’s factory in Everett, Wash.The jet now measures 252 feet long (77 meters) from nose to tail, making it the longest passenger jet the manufacturer has ever produced.

“The 777X is a new airplane and a new production system,” said Josh Binder, vice president and general manager of the 777X. “With the 777X, the production system was integrated into the development program sooner than any other airplane, and the team is doing a great job of hitting our milestones as expected.”

The 777X builds on the market-leading 777 and the 787 Dreamliner to offer airlines the largest and most-efficient twin-engine jet in the world. The airplane provides 12 percent lower fuel consumption and 10 percent lower operating costs than competing airplanes.

The 777X achieves the unprecedented performance through the introduction of the latest technologies such as the most fuel-efficient commercial engine ever, the GE9X, and a fourth-generation all-new composite wing design that provides lift and efficiency. With the extension of a set of folding, raked wingtips, the airplane’s wing spans 235 feet (72 meters).

By adding folding wingtips, the 777X’s wingspan has been increased to enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of the wing, reducing engine thrust and fuel use. Additionally, the folding wingtips allow the 777X to maintain airport compatibility with the existing 777 family, adding value for customers.

The first 777X introduced will be the 777-9 model, which can seat 400 to 425 passengers in a standard configuration and offer a range of 7,600 nautical miles (14,075 km). Boeing is building on the passenger-preferred interior of today’s 777 and building on 787 interior innovations to create a passenger experience like no other. Passengers will enjoy windows that are larger and located higher on the fuselage than the current 777, along with a wider cabin, new lighting and enhanced architecture.

The first 777X test airplane for static ground testing was completed in September 2018. Three additional flight test airplanes will be built after flight test #1.

The 777X first flight is scheduled for 2019. First delivery is slated for 2020.

Photo: Boeing.