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GlobalX to build a hangar at Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport

Global Crossing Airlines Group, Inc. (GlobalX) has announced that is has reached an agreement with Sheltair Aviation for the financing and construction of a new aircraft maintenance facility at the Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (KFLL).

GlobalX expects to break ground on this new facility in Q4 2023, occupy the facility in Q2 2025, and to cost approx. $25 million to construct.

Top Copyright Photo: GlobalX’s first Airbus A319: GlobalX (Global Crossing Airlines) Airbus A319-112 N285GX (msn 1936) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 961405.

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American Airlines to restore the Boston – New York LaGuardia route

American Airlines Airbus A319-112 N755US (msn 1331) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 404295.

American Airlines, due to the termination of the Northeast Alliance with JetBlue Airways, will restore the Boston – New York (LaGuardia) shuttle route on October 29.

Four daily roundtrips will be operated.

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Airbus A319-112 N755US (msn 1331) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 404295.

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Finnair to start flights to Wroclaw, Poland; adds frequencies to Europe and Japan for summer 2024 due to increased demand

Finnair Airbus A319-112 OH-LVI (msn 1364) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 960434.

Finnair has updated its traffic plan for the summer 2024 (March 31 – October 26, 2024).

Finnair is responding to increased global travel demand by adding frequencies between its Helsinki hub and destinations in Northern and Central Europe as well as Japan for summer season 2024.

Finnair is also introducing Wroclaw in Poland (below) as a new destination on April 2, 2024. 

In Scandinavia, Finnair is adding frequencies to Tromsø and Trondheim in Norway and bringing back the flights it used to operate before the pandemic between Helsinki and Bergen that make a stopover in Stockholm, Arlanda. There will also be an additional morning frequency from Helsinki to Arlanda, as well as more frequencies to Billund, Denmark. 

In Germany, there will be more frequencies to Düsseldorf and Hamburg. In the UK and Ireland, Finnair is adding frequencies to Manchester, Dublin and Edinburgh. Finnair is also adding more frequencies to both Tokyo Narita and Osaka in Japan. 

In Poland, Finnair will increase frequencies to Krakow, reintroduce flights to Gdansk and introduce Wroclaw as a brand-new destination. Several large companies that originate from Finland and Asia are located in Southern Poland in or near Wroclaw. The vibrant city, known as Poland’s Silicon Valley, has a picture-perfect old town and a lively scene of art museums, cafes, restaurants and vintage shops. 

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A319-112 OH-LVI (msn 1364) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 960434.

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Braathens Regional Airlines Airbus A319-112 SE-RGC (msn 3445) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 960770.

Braathens Regional Airlines Airbus A319-112 SE-RGC (msn 3445) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 960770.

Copyright Photo: Braathens Regional Airlines Airbus A319-112 SE-RGC (msn 3445) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 960770.

Air Canada announces a major expansion to 12 U.S. destinations

Air Canada Airbus A319-112 C-GITR (msn 1577) LHR (SPA). Image: 929786.

Air Canada (Montreal) announced today new nonstop services between 12 U.S. cities and its four key Canadian hubs beginning next summer. The new transborder routes will introduce new destinations, such as Washington-Dulles-Toronto, Salt Lake City-Toronto and San Jose-Vancouver, while also creating new city-pair routings, such as Chicago-Vancouver, Houston-Montreal, Denver-Montreal and San Francisco-Calgary.

The new routes announced today will be operated by Air Canada mainline, Air Canada rouge and Air Canada Express aircraft. All routes will operate year-round except where indicated by (*).

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1 Flight operated by Air Canada Express; 2 Flight operated by Air Canada rouge.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 C-GITR (msn 1577) departs from London Heathrow.

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Allegiant reports its 3Q net profit increased 213.4% to $44.5 million

Allegiant Travel Group (Allegiant Air) (Las Vegas) reported its third quarter net income jumped by 213.4 percent from $14.2 million in 2014 to $44.5 million for this year.

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Aircraft fleet plan by end of period:

Aircraft – (seats per AC) 3Q15 4Q15 YE16
MD-80 (166 seats)         51       51      46
757 (215 seats)                6          5        4
A319 (156 seats)              7       10      17
A320 (177 seats)           10        15      16
Total                                74        81      83

Aircraft listed in table above include only in service aircraft, planned retirements and future aircraft under contract

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Allegiant continues to expand its Airbus fleet. The company increased the number of Airbus aircraft in service by seven versus last year. According to the company, Airbus aircraft flew over 77 percent of the incremental scheduled service ASMs in the third quarter. In addition, Airbus aircraft flew over 32 percent of the third quarter ASMs versus 22 percent a year ago. Airbus A319-112 HB-JZN (msn 2387) became N302NV with Allegiant.

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Virgin America to fly between Dallas Love Field and Las Vegas, will drop service to Austin

Virgin America (San Francisco) has announced new nonstop option between Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) as of December 1, 2015.

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Las Vegas is currently the eighth largest market from Dallas Love Field in terms of guest traffic and the sixth largest destination from all Dallas airports combined (QDF). Virgin America will also be the only airline offering a red-eye from Las Vegas to Dallas, allowing Dallas-originating travelers to maximize their time taking advantage of everything Vegas has to offer before returning home.


In order to make aircraft available at its two Dallas Love Field gates to support the new Dallas-Las Vegas service, Virgin America will end its scheduled service between Love Field and Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), effective November 30, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 M526VA (msn 3347) arrives in Las Vegas.

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American Airlines to fly to Merida, Mexico

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will add new service to Merida, Mexico – a new destination for its global network. The new service will start on March 3, 2016 to Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport (MID) from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

The new route will be operated five days a week with Airbus A319s.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 WL N9019F (msn 6154) taxies at Toronto (Pearson).

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Libyan Wings starts operations today with its first flight to Istanbul

Libyan Wings A319-100 5A-WLA (14)(Grd)(Libyan Wings)(LR)

Libyan Wings (Tripoli), despite the on-going civil strife in Libya, launched scheduled passenger operations this today (September 22) with a morning flight from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport to Istanbul. The inaugural flight was delayed from yesterday.

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The new airline is owned by Libyan businessman Wissam Al-Masri according to the Libya Herald.

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Photo: Libyan Wings. Airbus A319-112 5A-WLA (msn 2878) was previously operated by Philippine Airlines as RP-C8600. It was delivered on December 11, 2014.

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Finnair prepares for a national demonstration by labor unions

Finnair (Helsinki) has issued this statement for Friday, September 18:

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The Finnish labor unions have announced an extensive, nationwide demonstration to take place in Finland on Friday September 18, 2015. The demonstration is expected to have a wide impact on different industries, including commercial aviation.

Finnair estimates the demonstration to have significant impacts on Finnair customer service, baggage handling and different processes and services related to flight departures at Helsinki Airport on Friday. These services are affected primarily between 11:00 and 13:00 EET, but the impacts can be visible to customers both prior to the demonstration period and after it – for example, transportation services at Helsinki Airport are impacted during 06:00-22:00 EET.

“We are extremely sorry about the disruption this demonstration causes to our customers’ travel plans. We will do our utmost to serve our customers in the best possible way in this difficult situation, and thus offer them the possibility to change their flights,” says Janne Tarvainen, Head of Finnair’s Operational Control Center. “We hope that despite this demonstration that is not dependent on Finnair, as many customers as possible will get to their destinations as planned.”

Friday is the busiest day in terms of passenger numbers for Finnair, and the demonstration thus impacts thousands of Finnair customers. The demonstration’s impacts are expected to cause flight delays, time table changes and possibly also flight cancellations during Friday. Even though the demonstration takes place on Friday, some impacts can still be expected in aviation over the weekend.

Finnair has started preparations to minimise the disruptions the demonstration causes on our customers’ travel plans. Customers who have reservations on Finnair flights during September 17-19, 2015, can change their trip to another time free of charge, and avoid traveling during the time when the demonstration causes delays and other disruption on Finnair traffic.

Finnair continues to estimate the detailed impacts of the demonstration, and will communicate possible time table changes and/or cancellations starting on Wednesday, September 16. Finnair advises customers to take the following action:

  • Customers who are travelling with Finnair on September 17-19, 2015 can already now change their travel dates free of charge, following instructions given at http://www.finnair.com/info
  • Please make sure that you have the correct mobile number and other contact information in your reservation.
  • Decisions on timetable changes and/or cancellations are made starting on Wednesday, September 16,2015, and we will communicate the changes directly to customers, and also on our webpages at http://www.finnair.com/int/gb/flights/flightlist
  • If a flight is cancelled, customers can change their travel date to an earlier or later date, get rerouted when possible, or seek a refund for the ticket price.
  • We advise customers to reserve enough time to get to Helsinki Airport, as the demonstration is expected to have impacts on public transportation as well as on transportation services near the airport.

We apologize if our customer service lines are busy during the next few days.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 OH-LVC (msn 1309) arrives at Zurich.

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