Monthly Archives: December 2019

Fly AllWays expands with two new routes in the Caribbean

Fly AllWays (Paramaribo) is expanding in the Caribbean.

On November 28, 2019 the airline arrived in Camaguey, Cuba. The airline is also serving Havana and Santiago, Cuba.

Previously on December 4, 2019 the relatively new airline launched the Paramaribo – Port of Spain – Port-au-Prince route. The new weekly route operates on Tuesdays.

The airline started operations on January 10, 2016 with two Fokker 70s (PZ-TFA and PZ-TFB).

A Boeing 737-800 (OM-LEX) (above) was also been leased from AirExplore for the expansion.

All photos by the airline.

LOT Polish Airlines is coming to Washington Dulles

LOT Polish Airlines has made this announcement:

Starting on June 2, 2020, LOT Polish will connect two capital cities – Warsaw and Washington, D. C.!

The nonstop flight will be operated three times a week (on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday) on board a very comfortable Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

LOT Polish Airlines aircraft photo gallery:

American and United add special flights from GSP to New Orleans

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (the closest airport to Clemson) has made this announcement:

Football fans planning trips to New Orleans, LA. to watch the Clemson Tigers play for the national title now have nonstop flight options from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

American Airlines and United Airlines have added special nonstop flights from GSP to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) providing fans more options to see the Clemson Tigers play the LSU Tigers in the 2020 National Championship Game.

American Airlines:

 

Date

Flight #

Origin

Departure Time

Destination

Arrival Time

Aircraft

1/11/2020

2385

GSP

10:55

MSY

12:05

737-800

1/14/2020

2380

MSY

8:10

GSP

11:05

737-800

1/14/2020

2516

MSY

11:00

GSP

13:55

737-800

 

United Airlines:

 

Date

Flight #

Origin

Departure Time

Destination

Arrival Time

Aircraft

1/11/2020

4006

GSP

12:00

MSY

12:51

E175

1/12/2020

2492

GSP

11:00

MSY

11:51

737-800

1/14/2020

2480

MSY

17:00

GSP

19:41

737-900

 

In addition to the flights listed above, connecting service to New Orleans is offered by Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines.

Alaska Airlines pushes back Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 inaugural to April 21, 2020

Alaska Airlines has pushed back it Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 inaugural from March 19 to April 21, 2020 according to Airline route.

The date is subject to FAA re-certification.

The new type will be put into service from the Seattle/Tacoma hub to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego.

 

Alaska Group currently operates a fleet of 166 Boeing 737 aircraft, 72 Airbus A320 family aircraft, 34 Bombardier Q400 aircraft, and 60 Embraer 175 aircraft.

Alaska Airlines: Our aircraft

Alaska Airlines aircraft photo gallery (Boeing):

SF Airlines opens a second route to India

SF Express has opened a second direct air freight route to India.

SF Airlines, the cargo airline of SF Express, added the new ShenzhenNew Delhi route follows the first ShenzhenChennai route. Together, the two routes enable SF Express to expand its Indian market base, enhancing their air freight networks on an international level.

Undertaken by SF Airlines’ largest all-cargo aircraft, the Boeing 747-400, the new route will see two flights per week with a flight mileage of 4,200km, providing a weekly capacity of 400 tons in total.

ENAC to suspend Ernest Airlines AOC on January 13, 2020

ENAC has announced it will suspend the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Ernest Airlines on January 13, 2020. The agency did not comment on the reason for the suspension.

The airline has stated it hopes to restore operations as soon as possible.

The airline issued this statement:

Dear passengers, unfortunately, we must temporarily close the sales of our flights departing from January 13, 2020, as the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) has disposed a suspension of our operating license starting January 13, 2020. The flights will be restored on the site as soon as the revocation of this provision is published.

 

The license can be restored following the demonstration by Ernest S.p.A. to be in possession of the requirements prescribed by the current legislation on the matter and to obtain the revocation of the provision issued by ENAC.

Our company is taking all the necessary actions aimed at obtaining the revocation of the same provision. In the meantime, in compliance with the provisions of the Authority, sales of transport contracts have been blocked for all flights departing from January 13, 2020.

We will update you as soon as there will be more news on this regard.

For more information or assistance you can contact our
Call Center: (IT) +39 02 897 30 660 ; (AL) +355 044 810 810 ; (UA) +380 44 594 5838

We are very sorry for the inconvenience

Ernest & Team

Ernest Airlines was established in 2015 by a group of Italian and Swedish investors.

Ernest Airlines obtained the IT.AOC.175 Air Operator Certificate and the European Operating License from the National Civil Aviation Authority on April 11, 2017.

The main bases of Ernest in Italy are in Milan Bergamo, Milan Malpensa (T1) and Rome Fiumicino (T3), while in Albania it has an aircraft based in Tirana.

Ernest Airlines aircraft photo gallery:

Route Map:

 

British Airways outlines its goals for 2020

British Airways made this announcement:

After celebrating its momentous centenary year in 2019, British Airways is now looking to 2020, with 20 New Year resolutions that are every bit as exciting as the achievements of 2019.

  1. New destinations – the airline has already announced nine new routes for 2020 including the Kosovan and Montenegrin capitals Pristina and Podgorica, Perugia in Italy, Antalya, Dalaman and Bodrum in Turkey, San Sebastián in Spain, Rhodes in Greece and Portland, Oregon, and it’s promising even more new destinations for customers to come.
  1. New aircraft – the airline is due to take delivery of more than 20 new aircraft in 2020, including 787-10s and A350s which are up to 40% more fuel efficient than the aircraft they replace. 
  1. Club Suite – more aircraft will be flying with the airline’s new business class seat, Club Suite, which offers privacy via a suite door, 40% more storage space and a 1-2-1 layout with direct aisle access for all passengers.
  1. Caring for the environment – from January British Airways will be offsetting all its domestic flights, customers travelling further afield can offset their individual emissions. The airline will be making additional announcements about sustainability throughout the year.
  1. First – customers can expect to see more aircraft fitted with the airline’s newest First seat, currently available on its 787-9 aircraft.
  1. World Traveller comfort – in addition to enhancements made in 2019, customers travelling in the airline’s economy cabin will experience refreshed bedding.
  1. Designed by Savile Row tailoring expert Ozwald Boateng OBE, new uniforms for a new decade will be revealed.
  1. Food for thought – the airline is introducing new menus across its network thanks to new partnerships with gourmet caterers Do&Co at Heathrow and Newrest at Gatwick.
  1. Lounge luxury – the airline’s lounges at Heathrow, Edinburgh and Berlin will be refreshed to ensure customers are relaxed ahead of their flights. The Elemis Spa at JFK will also be re-designed and re-launched.
  1. Connectivity – the majority of eligible aircraft will be WiFi ready by the end of 2020.
  1. BA.com – expect a newly re-designed Manage My Booking experience enabling customers to navigate to information and services in a more intuitive way.
  1. Appy days – customers using the British Airways’ app will benefit from a slicker design and additional functionality improving the experience as they make and manage their bookings.
  1. Robots – British Airways is trialling new autonomous wayfaring robots at Heathrow to help customers navigate through the airport.
  1. 3D printing – the airline’s tech experts will continue their trial of printing non-essential aircraft parts like tray tables, to ensure flights are able to depart on time and without seats going out of service.
  1. Concorde – British Airways Premier Card and Gold Guest List Executive Club members will be looked after by new Concorde teams when they travel through Los Angeles, New York JFK, London Heathrow, Delhi, Los Angeles and Mumbai.
  1. Customer service training – thousands of British Airways’ airport hosts worldwide will receive additional training to provide a service that goes above and beyond expectations.
  1. Executive Club – the airline has committed to making continuous improvements to the Executive Club with new partners and exciting deals throughout the year
  1. Flying Start – British Airways celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Flying Start charity which has so far raised more than £24m+ for good causes in the UK and overseas.
  1. Internships – from summer, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offer paid summer internships to future aviators.
  1. Documentary – customers will have the chance to watch the 2019 documentary about British Airways, British Airways Access All Areas, 24/7 on board long-haul flights.

British Airways aircraft photo gallery (Boeing):

Prime Air promotes Jack Ryan on Prime Video on N1049A

Promoting Jack Ryan series on Prime Video

Prime Air Boeing 767-36N ER (F) N1049A (msn 30109), operated by Atlas Air, is now promoting Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series on Prime Video with a special livery.

From Wikipedia:

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, or simply Jack Ryan, is an American political thriller spy web televisionseries, based on characters from the fictional “Ryanverse” created by Tom Clancy, that premiered on August 31, 2018 on Prime Video. The series was created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. Cuse serves as an executive producer alongside John Krasinski, Michael Bay, and Mace Neufeld, among others. Krasinski also stars in the series as the title character, making him the fifth actor to portray the character after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine from the film series.

In April 2018, Amazon renewed the series for its second season which premiered on October 31, 2019. In February 2019, Amazon renewed the series for a third season.

N1049A is pictured arriving at Ontario, CA.

 

Copyright Photo: Prime Air (Atlas Air) Boeing 767-36N ER (F) N1049A (msn 30109) (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 948661.

Video:

Surinam Airways adds its first Boeing 777-200 ER

Surinam Airways has become a new Boeing 777-200 ER operator.

Formerly with Singapore Airlines as 9V-SVL, Boeing 777-212 ER, registered as PZ-TCU (msn 32336), arrived in Paramaribo on December 20, 2019.

The new type will be assigned to the Paramaribo – Amsterdam route.

The new Boeing 777 replaces Airbus A340-300s which were formerly operated on the route. PT-TCR operated the last A340 revenue flight on October 27, 2019 (PY 994 PBM-AMS). Surinam was previously wet-leasing a Boeing 77-200 from Privilege Style.

Route Map:

Surinam Airways aircraft photo gallery:

Swift Air (USA) becomes iAero Airways

Swift Air (Phoenix and Greensboro) this month transitioned to a new identity and name.

The name change reflects the ownership change.

In December 2018, Swift Air was acquired by iAero Group as a key component of their new integrated aviation services platform. This acquisition created a number of unique opportunities with safety, quality and cost advantages throughout the platform. A year later, Swift Air began its transition to rebrand as iAero Airways.

All images by the airline.