Miami Air helps to promote the new Fox TV show “LA to Vegas”

The new TV show “LA to Vegas” premieres on January 2, 2018 on the Fox Network.

In support of the new TV show, Miami Air has painted its leased Boeing 737-8K5 N750MA (msn 35148) with fake “Jackpot Airlines” titles and logos (below) to promote the new series and to be a prop for the series.

Promotional livery for the new Fox "LA to Vegas" TV series

Above Copyright Photo: Jackpot Airlines (Miami Air) Boeing 737-8K5 WL N750MA (msn 35148) (LA to Vegas) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 940254.

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GECAS takes delivery of its 394th – and last – Next-Generation Boeing 737

GECAS issued this statement:

Culminating a 20-year history of new orders for the type, GECAS has received its 394th and final skyline order of Boeing’s Next Generation 737. Just over a month prior to Boeing delivering its first 737 MAX to GECAS in January, the lessor took delivery of its final skyline NG order last week.

GECAS 7378NG

With an initial order placed in 1996, GECAS’ NG orderbook accounts for roughly one of every 15 NGs delivered to date. Surpassing other lessor’s skyline orders for the type, GECAS’ placements of NG’s have been leased to 64 operators across 32 countries. Exclusively powered by CFM-56 engines, the narrowbody has served the airline industry for decades and is ideally suited for both commercial passenger and cargo aircraft.

In addition to new orders, GECAS has also provided new aircraft lease financing on an additional ~270 737NGs to customers around the world.

GECAS currently has 170 737 MAX airplanes on order, with the first delivery scheduled for January 2018.

Image: Boeing.

Fiji Airways to fly to Tokyo (Narita)

Fiji's first Airbus A330-300, delivered December 23, 2015

Fiji Airways has announced on social media it will fly again to Tokyo (Narita) starting on July 3, 2018 with three weekly flights:

Bula Japan! From July 3, 2018, we’ll be flying direct 3 times a week to Narita in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The company, then as Air Pacific, last flew to Japan in 2009.

Top Copyright Photo: Fiji Airways (2nd) Airbus A330-343 DQ-FJW (msn 1692) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931630.

Viva Aerobus celebrates its new Mexico City – Las Vegas route

The first Airbus A320neo for VivaAerobus, delivered on October 6, 2016

Viva Aerobus will launch the daily nonstop Mexico City – Las Vegas route on December 16, 2017.

This new route is the first international route that Viva Aerobus has launched from Mexico City.

Viva Aerobus will close a very successful year for the company. The company is celebrating 11 years of service to Mexico with 23 new routes launched in 2017, a year that will end with nearly 8 million passengers. This will mean an approximate growth of more than 20% compared to 2016.

Viva Aerobus operates 22 Airbus A320s, including two A320neo aircraft on 79 routes and 34 destinations.

Copyright Photo: Viva Aerobus Airbus A320-271N WL F-WWDY (XA-VIV) (msn 7060) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 934785.

Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 Airbus A321 ACF aircraft

Qatar Airways has reconfirmed and upsized its earlier order for 50 Airbus A320neo with a firm order instead for 50 of the larger Airbus A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration).

This updated order replaces the original one placed in 2011.

Joining Qatar Airways’ fleet of 50 A320neo from 2019 onwards, the A321neo ACF will support the continuous development of Qatar Airways’ global network leveraging from the A321neo range capability and the unprecedented customer experience. The total value of the deal is at $6.35 billion at list prices.

The airline will also soon welcome the Airbus A350-1000.

The A321 is the largest member of the A320 Family, seating up to 240 passengers. Incorporating the latest engines, aerodynamic advances, and cabin innovations, the A321neo offers a significant reduction in fuel consumption of at least 15 per cent per seat from day one and 20 per cent by 2020.

The A321neo ACF introduces new door and fuselage enhancements, allowing airlines to make better use of the cabin space and also provide provision for more underfloor fuel capacity for up to 4,000nm transatlantic range.

Qatar Airways will be adding flights to many more destinations to its network throughout the remainder of this year and 2018, including St. Petersburg, Russia; Canberra, Australia; and Cardiff, UK.

Image: Airbus.

 

Loganair responds to Flybe’s withdrawal from Shetland

Flybe has announced its withdraw from Shetland

Ex Kenya 5Y-KYK, leased from GECAS October 18, 2016

Flybe has announced it will discontinue all service to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland on January 8, 2018 due to “disapointing numbers”.

Flybe teamed up with Eastern Airways to compete against its former partner Loganair on September 1, 2017 to Sumburgh in the Shetland Islands.

Copyright Photo: Eastern Airways Embraer ERJ 170-100LR G-CIXV (msn 17000111) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 938211.

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Route Map: Flybe’s routes to Shetland.