Emirates (Dubai) has decided to enter the Orlando market with a big impression. The fast-growing airline has decided to substitute the larger Airbus A380 for the regular Boeing 777-200 LR on the inaugural flight scheduled for September 1 according to Airline Route.
American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will soon begin operating the new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner internationally from Los Angeles International Airport. The carrier will launch daily Los Angeles – Shanghai (Pudong) Boeing 787 service on October 5 followed by daily Los Angeles – Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) flights on November 5 per Airline Route.
Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N800AN (msn 40618) approaches the runway at London (Heathrow).
American Airlines aircraft slide show (new livery only):
Air Canada (Montreal) yesterday issued this statement about operations at its Toronto (Pearson) hub:
Air Canada reported its operations returned to normal yesterday (July 4) morning following an illegal labor disruption at Consolidated Aviation Fueling of Toronto (the sole fuel agent at Toronto Pearson) that affected the fueling of all airlines operating at Pearson International Airport on July 3.
Ryanair (Dublin) will open its 74th base at Gothenburg in September with one based aircraft and 13 routes.
In other news, Ryanair has called for a three runway solution in the South East England (London) area. The airline issued this statement in response to the proposed third runway at London Heathrow:
“Ryanair believes that the proposed Heathrow runway – which won’t be delivered for 10 or 15 years – won’t solve the runway capacity crisis in the South East. Ryanair strongly advocates taking politicians out of runway decision making and allowing each of the three London airports, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, to build 3 competing runways which will solve the capacity crisis in the South East for the next 100 years, while at the same time allowing competition between the airports to deliver this capacity efficiently. It remains a fact that additional runways in Stansted and Gatwick can and will be delivered much earlier than any Heathrow third runway.”
The company reported its June traffic grew 14 percent to 9.5 million customers. Its load factor rose five points to 93 percent!
Finally, the ultra low-fare airline announced a new route linking its Edinburgh base with Copenhagen. The new route will operate three days a week starting on November 6.
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS EI-ENC (msn 34980) approaches the runway at Las Palmas.