Monthly Archives: March 2018

Video: Sam Chui inspects Singapore Airlines new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its delivery flight

From Sam Chui: Singapore Airlines is the world’s first airline to operate the Boeing 787-10, which is fitted with the airline’s latest regional cabin products. Come along on the delivery flight.

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Video: Qatar Airways CEO message to its pilots

From Qatar Airways: One of the secrets to our success? A very professional and passionate team of aviators, ready to soar to new heights every day.

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Waves is granted permission to operate scheduled flights

flywaves.je (Waves) Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 2-CREW (msn 208B2148) GCI (Nick Dean). Image: 940453.

Waves will again be able to sell single seats to Jersey and Alderney after its air transport licence application was granted.
The carrier had been operating as an on-demand air taxi.

Copyright Photo: flywaves.je (Waves) Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 2-CREW (msn 208B2148) GCI (Nick Dean). Image: 940453.

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United to add Newark – Presque Isle service

United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N13956 (msn 145078) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 908396.

United Airlines will add Newark – Presque Isle, ME service in July. Starting on July 1, 2018, ExpressJet Airlines will operate daily United Express service. The new route will be operated with Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: United Express-ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N13956 (msn 145078) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 908396.

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Air Astana launches a new route to Frankfurt

Now with "Expo 2017 - Astana Kazakhstan" sub-titles

Air Astana launched a new nonstop flight between Atyrau and Frankfurt on March 26, 2018.

The new service will be operated twice a week on Mondays and Fridays using Airbus A321 aircraft in a two-class layout with 28 Business Class and 151 Economy Class seats. The flight time from Atyrau to Frankfurt (KC947) is 5h 05min, with the return flight (KC948) time being marginally shorter at 4h 45min.

The new Atyrau–Frankfurt route will be operated under a codeshare agreement with Lufthansa, marking an extension of the cooperation between Air Astana and the German flag carrier.

Since March 2017, when the codeshare Agreement was initially launched on the route between Astana and Frankfurt, Air Astana have operated flights into Terminal 1 at Frankfurt, easing connectivity and transfer times between the two airlines.

Atyrau–Frankfurt is the third direct service offered by Air Astana between Frankfurt and Kazakhstan, complementing the existing daily services from Astana and weekly service from Uralsk. The carrier offers an additional seven connections between Almaty and Frankfurt through its codeshare agreement on Lufthansa operated services.

Copyright Photo: Air Astana Airbus A321-231 P4-KDB (msn 5404) (Expo 2017 – Astana Kazakhstan) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 930848.

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Hong Kong Airlines to operate seasonal service to Moscow

Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A330-343 B-LNR (msn 1099) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 936062.

With the FIFA World Cup 2018 taking place in Russia, Hong Kong Airlines will launch a seasonal thrice-weekly service* linking Hong Kong and Moscow from May 18 to October 27, 2018.

Hong Kong Airlines will deploy an Airbus A330-300 on its new service between Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Moscow Vnukovo International Airport (VKO). The wide-body aircraft features a two-class configuration with 32 Business Class seats and 260 Economy Class seats.

Flight schedule* is as follows (All times local):

Flight Number Route Departure Arrival Frequency
HX2019 HKG-VKO 1615 2125 Tue
HX2019
HKG-VKO
1500
2010
Fri, Sun
HX2018 VKO-HKG 0020 1500 Wed
HX2018 VKO-HKG 0035 1515 Mon, Sat

* Our newly launched scheduled service between Hong Kong and Moscow is subject to government and regulatory approval.

* Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice

Copyright Photo: Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A330-343 B-LNR (msn 1099) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 936062.

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United and Mesa Airlines receive tentative approval to increase to daily service between Houston and Havana

United Express-Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N85351 (msn 17000672) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 938969.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively awarded United Airlines and Mesa Airlines authority to begin offering daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Subject to final government approval, United will expand from Saturday-only service to daily service.

Launched in December 2016, United’s successful Saturday-only service between Houston and Havana has provided thousands of customers with greater choice and convenience when planning travel to Havana.

United plans to operate service between Houston and Havana with either Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft or Embraer E175 regional aircraft. Mesa Airlines will operate regional jet aircraft as United Express. Embraer E175 two-cabin regional jet offers 12 seats in United First and 64 seats in United Economy, including 16 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats.

 

Copyright Photo: United Express-Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N85351 (msn 17000672) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 938969.

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