Monthly Archives: September 2019

New York/New Jersey Her Art Here themed livery takes flight on United Airlines

"Her Art Here" - New York/New Jersey winner

United Airlines officially made this announcement:

United Airlines has officially welcomed a one-of-a-kind livery to its fleet that was created by a New Jersey native as a tribute to the New York/New Jersey region the airline serves from its Newark Liberty International Airport hub. Designed by artist Corinne Antonelli, the Boeing 757 features iconic imagery from the two states including the historic Red Mill in New Jersey, the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty, as well as a globe signaling United Airlines worldwide connectivity.

Ms. Antonelli designed the aircraft as part of United’s Her Art Here contest, a competition that gave female artists the chance to use an airplane as their canvas and inspire women around the world who are interested in a career in the arts. According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, while 51% of today’s artists are women less than 13% of art on display in museums in the U.S is by female artists.

 

“It still feels like I am dreaming! I have seen the design on paper countless times, but now to see it, at its full scale in the physical world, there are no words to describe how proud I feel. My goal as an artist is to have people experience my art rather than just view it in a gallery, therefore having it displayed on an airplane has certainly been the most rewarding feeling I’ve ever experienced in my art career,” noted Antonelli, who lives in Washington, NJ and is studying illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida.

Her Art Here is the first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift underrepresented women artists by providing a chance to have their work painted on a canvas like no other — a United Airlines aircraft. Having their designs painted on a Boeing 757 provides artists with a traveling canvas that flies on average 1.6 million miles a year and 476 cross-country trips. The aircraft is roughly 3,666 times larger than the typical 18″ x 24″ canvas.

The Her Art Here contest was open to those who identify as a woman, including cisgender, transgender, woman-aligned or non-binary, and reside in the United States, and asked artists to visually represent either New York/New Jersey or California, two key markets for the airline, in their own style, while combining the company’s mission and what the communities in each region mean to the artist. Entries were scored by a panel of judges based on contest criteria and winners were determined based on a combination of judging scores and public voting. The California livery will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): United Airlines Boeing 757-224 WL N14102 (msn 27292) (Her Art Here) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 947676.

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Hawaiian Airlines launches main cabin basic fares in select North American markets

Hawaiian Airlines has begun sales of Main Cabin Basic fares in select North American markets, offering guests a new option to book the carrier’s lowest fares while still enjoying authentic Hawaiian hospitality.


Hawaiian’s Main Cabin Basic fare product is initially being offered on select, nonstop flights between Honolulu and three of its 13 U.S. mainland gateway cities – Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Jose – for travel beginning Oct. 21. This new product is designed for guests who prefer to forgo standard Hawaiian travel services such as advanced seat selection and the ability to upgrade in exchange for the most affordable fares.

Guests choosing Hawaiian’s Main Cabin Basic fare will be able to select a seat when checking in for a flight, or they will be assigned a seat at the gate, and they will retain their Main Cabin benefit of a complimentary carry-on bag and one personal item. HawaiianMiles members will continue to earn a mile per mile flown.

MCB vs MC Chart2x

 

Main Cabin Basic complements Hawaiian’s suite of products by providing an additional fare option to better serve its guests’ needs and preferences when traveling to and from Hawai‘i. Hawaiian also offers Main Cabin, Extra Comfort and First Class fare products, including a premium lie-flat experience on board its Airbus A330 aircraft and luxurious recliners on flights on board its Airbus A321neo aircraft.

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Sunwing partners with Swoop to offer customers even more travel options this winter

Sunwing Airlines has made this announcement:

Canadians looking for a tropical escape that’s easily accessible from their local airport have even more options to choose from this coming winter thanks to a new agreement between leading tour operator, Sunwing, and ultra-low-cost airline, Swoop.

Cancun, Mexico Aerial Photo (CNW Group/Swoop)

Sunseekers departing from Hamilton, London, Abbotsford, Edmonton and Winnipeg can now book vacation packages with the tour operator that include a Swoop flight.

All Sunwing vacation packages with Swoop flights include one complimentary item of checked luggage, round-trip airport to hotel transfers, assistance from Sunwing Experiences representatives throughout, the option to benefit from savings by pre-purchasing Sunwing Experiences excursions at the time of booking and more.

Vacationers departing from Hamilton can now select from both Sunwing’s and Swoop’s regular flight services to Cancun – giving them the choice of four different departure days each week (including both Saturday and Sunday). Vacationers from Edmonton will enjoy additional weekend departure options to reach Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. Finally, the addition of Swoop flight services from Winnipeg to Los Cabos has tripled the choice of departure days for customers travelling from the region, with new flights options departing Sundays and Wednesdays.

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Ryanair to open a new Toulouse base for its Summer 2020 Schedule

Ryanair has made this announcement:

Ryanair has announced the opening of its new Toulouse base (its third in France) and the launch of its new summer 2020 schedule, with two based aircraft and 23 routes (13 new), connecting Toulouse to Athens, Brest, Budapest, Dublin, Lille, Luxembourg, Marseille, Oujda, Palermo, Palma, Porto, Tangier and Valencia.

Ryanair’s new Toulouse base will deliver:

  • 2 based aircraft
  • 23 routes in total
  • 13 new routes to/from Athens (2), Brest (3), Budapest (2), Dublin (daily), Lille (daily), Luxembourg (3), Marseille (5), Oujda (2), Palermo (2), Palma (2), Porto (3), Tangier (2) and Valencia (2
  • More frequencies on two other routes to/from Fez (3) and Seville (4)

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Eurowings increases frequencies from Düsseldorf and Hamburg

Eurowings is adding two new flights to its existing direct services from Düsseldorf to Barcelona and will thus be operating the route daily from June 1, 2020 and a total of 18 nonstop flights per week.

The connection from Düsseldorf to Košice, which will be resumed in the 2019/2020 winter schedule, will also continue in the summer timetable. Flights will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from a price of 59.99 euros per route.

There will also be an increased number of flights between Hamburg and Thessaloniki in Greece. With an additional direct connection, passengers will travel six times a week without detour to Thessaloniki from 3 July 2020. These flights can be booked from a one-way price of 49.99 euros.

The Spanish city of Barcelona is world-famous for its architecture. In particular, the Sagrada Família church and the many Gaudí works of art that characterize the cityscape attract countless tourists every year. Located in the northeast of the Iberian peninsula on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the lively metropolis combines beach holiday and sightseeing in an outstanding way.

Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia and is located in the east not far from the Hungarian border. It is artistically influenced and is home to numerous museums as well as several theatres. The National Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra is of supra-regional importance. In the centre of Košice there are cinemas, bars, pubs and nightclubs. The nearby village of Wolovezkie Werkhi provides access to the mountains, which are ideal for hiking in summer and winter sports in winter.

Thessaloniki is a Greek port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean and the second largest city in the country. Due to its immediate location on the water, it is still considered as an important transhipment point in the Balkans. Lively alleys, numerous bars and restaurants as well as historical buildings form an attractive backdrop for visitors.

Delta contributes to Global Citizen movement to end extreme poverty by 2030

Delta Air Lines has also made this announcement:

The multi-million dollar contribution will help power the movement to bridge the funding gap in the 59 poorest countries to reach the 2030 United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Delta’s partnership with Global Citizen illustrates the airline’s commitment to connecting the world while making it better through environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community development.

The Delta Air Lines Foundation has made a generous multi-million dollar commitment to international advocacy organization Global Citizen‘s Global Goal Live, a year-long campaign to mobilize resources to end extreme poverty, address climate change and reduce inequality by 2030 as outlined by the 2015 United Nations Global Goals.

“Our commitment to the Global Citizen movement is born out of our determination to make the world better and more connected,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to be part of this remarkable effort to end extreme poverty and improve the world around us.”

Bastian will co-chair Global Citizen’s private sector CEO Coalition, which also includes CEOs Chuck Robbins of Cisco, Hans Vestberg of Verizon, Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson and Chief Marketing Officer Marc Prichard of P&G.

In addition to The Delta Air Lines Foundation’s contribution, Delta announced its partnership today at a press conference in New York City with representation from the worlds of entertainment, private sector, policy and philanthropy. Leaders from each sector promised increased efforts to mobilize the next generation of concerned global citizens and demand the attention of and secure commitments from world leaders, policymakers, NGOs and socially conscious corporations.

Delta’s partnership with Global Citizen illustrates the company’s commitment to connecting the world while making it better through environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community development. Delta and Global Citizen will join forces to activate the leading voices on the world’s most significant social and economic challenges while climbing toward a more sustainable future.

Global Goal Live is campaigning to bridge the $350 billion funding gap in the 59 poorest countries in time to reach the Global Goals through three focus areas: sustainability, gender equality and human capital. Delta has contributed significantly in these areas through its own work.

American Airlines’ statement on Delta-LATAM Partnership

American Airlines had this reaction:

LATAM and the Cueto family have been terrific partners of American Airlines for decades. Given the recent negative ruling by the Chilean Supreme Court, which would have significantly reduced the benefits of our partnership since Chile was not approved as a part of the potential joint business arrangement, we understand LATAM’s decision to partner with a U.S. carrier that isn’t burdened by the ruling.

Further, this change in partnership is not expected to have a significant financial impact to American, as the current relationship provided less than $20 million of incremental revenue to American, and the proposed joint business without Chile would have provided limited upside. During the transition period, American will work with LATAM to ensure a seamless experience for customers. American Airlines remains the largest U.S. carrier to both Latin and South America and we look forward to competing and growing in this region of the world.