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Aer Lingus to restore the Dublin-East Midlands route on February 4, 2015

Aer Lingus (Dublin) is restoring the Dublin-East Midlands route on February 4, 2015. The restored route will be operated daily by Stobart Air (formerly Aer Arann) (Dublin) ATR 72s as an Aer Lingus Regional carrier.

Read the full story from Dublin Airport: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) EI-REL (msn 748) departs from Manchester.

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Etihad Airways arrives in Los Angeles

Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi) today (June 1) launched its new daily EY 171 service between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Los Angeles (LAX).

Los Angeles is Etihad Airways’ fourth US destination, joining Chicago (O’Hare), New York (JFK) and Washington, D.C. (Dulles) on the airline’s expanding network. This will increase further on December 3, 2014 with the addition of nonstop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth.

Guests and their checked-in baggage flying from Abu Dhabi are also processed through all new US immigration, customs and agriculture inspections, before boarding the aircraft, eliminating the need to do so on arrival in the US.

The aircraft initially serving the new Los Angeles route is a three-cabin, long-range Airbus 340-500 (A6-EHA) which can accommodate 240 guests with 12 First Class suites, 28 Business Class flatbed seats, and 200 Economy Class seats.

In mid-July, the service will transition to a three-cabin, long-range Boeing 777-200 LR which will be configured with 237 seats, including eight First Class suites, 40 Business Class flatbed seats, and 189 Economy Class seats.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-541 A6-EHA (msn 748) had the honor of operating the first flight to LAX.

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Aer Arann’s pilots threaten a strike next week over pay issues, disrupting the “new beginning”

Aer Arann‘s (Aer Lingus Regional) (Dublin) pilots are threatening to strike four days next week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday) over a disagreement concerning pay issues.

Read the full story from The Irish Times: CLICK HERE

The strike is disrupting the plans of the company for a “new beginning”.

Earlier this year the company announced a “new beginning”:

Aer Arann plans to join Europe’s top tier of regional airlines by 2015 and to double its passenger numbers to over two million in five years, the company said today.

The airline also confirmed a 32% rise in Aer Lingus Regional passenger numbers in 2012, with total passenger growth of 16% in the past two years.

Announcing a “new beginning” at the airline, Sean Brogan, Interim Chief Executive, Aer Arann outlined a package of measures to grow its customer base and route network, including:

  • Successful restructuring: a successful restructuring of the company has been completed, putting the airline on a strong financial footing;
  • Fleet renewal program: the airline will be taking delivery of eight new aircraft. The new aircraft, ATR 72-600s, will replace the older existing fleet of ATR 72-200s and ATR 42s. The first new plane will commence service this May, with the remaining aircraft expected for delivery over the next 11 months. The new fleet will be fully operational in time for the Summer 2014 program;
  • Extension of Aer Lingus agreement: the airline has extended its franchise agreement with Aer Lingus, which will see Aer Arann operate under the Aer Lingus Regional brand until the end of 2022;
  • Addition of two new routes: commencing this Summer, Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann will add two new routes to its network, Dublin-Birmingham and Dublin-Manchester. The addition of these routes, two of the busiest on the Ireland to UK network, will increase passenger numbers by 300,000 and bring the airline’s route network to 24.

Combined with existing Aer Lingus mainline services to Manchester and Birmingham, these new services will result in a significant ramping up of frequencies to two of the busiest routes on the Ireland to UK network. Specifically, services on the Dublin Birmingham route will go from three to six services per day while services on the Dublin Manchester routes will go from three to five per day.

It also means that the airline will be operating routes to the main UK cities. The Stobart Group is also advancing plans to add routes at London Southend airport.

  • Expansion of services: the airline is to increase frequencies on its Dublin Edinburgh and Dublin Glasgow routes.Specifically, services on the Dublin Edinburgh route will go from four up to six services per day while services on the Dublin Glasgow route will go from four up to six per day.

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) EI-REL (msn 748) departs from Manchester in the Aer Lingus Regional brand.

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United Airlines announces new routes from its hub cities

United Airlines (Chicago) today announced plans to launch nonstop service on several new international and domestic routes beginning in the spring of 2013, including:

  • New flights to Latin America from Chicago and Washington, D.C.
  • New service to Canada from Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C.
  • Additional domestic routes from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

United and its regional partners will operate these new routes with a mix of mainline and regional aircraft.

United will begin weekly year-round service between its hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport and both Guatemala City, Guatemala, and San Jose, Costa Rica, subject to government approval. The airline will also begin weekly year-round service between its Chicago O’Hare hub and San Jose, subject to government approval. These flights, beginning April 13, 2013, will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 seats in United Business, 48 seats in Economy Plus and 90 seats in United Economy class.

These new flights will complement United’s existing service to Guatemala City and San Jose from the airline’s hubs in New York and Houston.

United will launch new flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, beginning on May 1, 2013. The flights will operate six-times-weekly, using Airbus A319 aircraft, configured with eight seats in United First, 40 in Economy Plus, and 72 in United Economy.

The airline also serves Edmonton from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, and San Francisco.

New service between the Washington-Dulles hub and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will begin on June 8, 2013, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, operating on Saturdays and Sundays through August 25, 2013.

United serves Vancouver year-round from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and seasonally from New York-Newark.

On June 6, 2013 United will start service between Denver and Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, the only nonstop service offered from Fort McMurray to the United States. SkyWest Airlines will operate the daily flights using 66-seat Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets, with six seats in United Business, 28 seats in Economy Plus, and 32 seats in United Economy.

Fort McMurray will be United’s 18th destination in Canada.  United offers more flights to more destinations in Canada than any other US airline.

United will also add new domestic routes from four of its hubs:

  • Chicago – Daily flights between Chicago and Fairbanks, Alaska, begin on June 6, 2013, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Chicago is the second United hub with service to Fairbanks, following the addition of flights from Denver earlier this year.
  • Denver – Twice-daily United Express service between Denver and Santa Fe, N.M., will begin on May 1, 2013. ExpressJet will operate the flights using 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet aircraft.
  • Los Angeles – New United Express service between the Los Angeles hub and Wichita, Kan., will begin on May 1, 2013. SkyWest Airlines will operate the daily flights using 66-seat Canadair CRJ700 regional jets. These flights are in addition to United’s existing service to Wichita from Chicago, Denver and Houston.
  • Washington-Dulles – United will add daily United Express service between Washington-Dulles and Grand Rapids, Michigan beginning on May 1, 2013. ExpressJet will operate the flights with 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet aircraft. United currently serves Grand Rapids from hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston and New York.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Airbus A319-131 N803UA (msn 748) completes its final approach into Baltimore/Washington.

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