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EasyJet to fly from London Gatwick to Jersey

EasyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) (London-Luton) announced today it is increasing its Jersey, Channel Islands network with the introduction of a year-round service to and from London (Gatwick).

From March 30, 2014 easyJet will operate three flights per day between Jersey and London Gatwick offering the choice of a morning, afternoon and evening departure in each direction. The new service will go on sale in September 2013 and means easyJet now connect Jersey with five UK airports – London Gatwick, Southend, Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow.

The announcement follows a deal secured by easyJet earlier this year to purchase 25 additional slots at Gatwick Airport from Flybe. Since this time, the airline has worked closely with the route development team at Jersey Airport to expand its operation in the Island and enhance connections to London Gatwick. The new flight will be operated by an Airbus A319 aircraft with the capacity of 156 seats.

Provisional schedule for summer 2014 – timings to be confirmed in September.

London Gatwick – Jersey Jersey – London Gatwick
Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
07:00 08:00 08:30 09:30
14:30 15:30 16:00 17:00
17:30 18:30 19:00 20:00

The introduction of a London Gatwick service brings the total number of routes the airline serves from Jersey to five. In addition to its exiting year-round services to Liverpool, Glasgow and London (Southend), the airline also introduced a summer service to Newcastle earlier this year.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZGI (msn 4693) is pictured in action at Amsterdam.

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American Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A319 in Hamburg

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) today (July 23) welcomed its first Airbus A319 aircraft, the first of 260 planned Airbus narrow body deliveries. American and Airbus celebrated this important milestone with a special delivery ceremony at the Airbus manufacturing facility in Hamburg (Finkenwerder), Germany.

According to American, “The Airbus A319 will offer customers modern technology and increased comfort onboard, including leather seats, Wi-Fi and in-seat entertainment throughout the aircraft. In addition, customers will be able to stay connected throughout their travels with individual universal power outlets and USB jacks at every seat.”

The Airbus A319 will offer a wide selection of inflight entertainment options for customers throughout the aircraft. First Class customers will enjoy a complimentary selection of up to 200 movies, up to 180 TV programs, more than 350 audio selections and up to 15 games, on a 12.1-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitor at each seat. Each seat throughout the Main Cabin will offer 8.9-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitors with an assortment of entertainment options, including movies, TV programs, games and audio selections.

In addition to increased technology offerings, the new Airbus aircraft pave the way for American to have a more fuel-efficient fleet, incorporating the latest in aerodynamic improvements. The A319s have Sharklets on the wings and other modifications to reduce fuel burn and keep American on the path toward being a more environmentally friendly airline.

American’s A319s will begin service in September from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to select cities, followed by additional routes throughout the end of the year. Initial routes planned for the A319 include service between DFW and Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Memphis, Tennessee; and Wichita, Kansas.

As previously announced, American plans to take delivery of 260 Airbus aircraft from the A320 family, including 130 current-generation aircraft from the A321 and A319 variants through 2017, and 130 A320neo aircraft with next-generation engine technology beginning in 2017. American will configure some of the current-generation A321s for use on trans-Continental flights, designating these aircraft as A321Ts. The A321T is scheduled to begin service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and JFK and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in early 2014.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 WL D-AVYQ became N8001N (msn 5678) on the hand over. N8001N is also the first AA Airbus aircraft with Sharklets.

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Frontier launches seasonal service from Denver to Harrisburg and Knoxville

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) today returns nonstop service between its Denver, Colorado (DEN), hub and both Harrisburg, PA (MDT) and Knoxville, TN (TYS). Both routes will operate seasonally with three weekly nonstop flights.

Following is the schedule for the service from Denver:

Denver-Harrisburg (beginning April 22, 2013)

Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
DEN-MDT 11:20 a.m. 4:35 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri A319
MDT-DEN 5:19 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri A319

Denver-Knoxville (beginning April 22, 2013)

Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
DEN-TYS 12:30 p.m. 5:09 p.m. Tues/Thurs/Sun A319
TYS-DEN 5:59 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs/Sun A319

Beginning May 16, 2013, the days of operation for Harrisburg will be Tues/Thurs/Sun and the days of operation for Knoxville will be Mon/Wed/Fri.

These flights will operate on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-111 N928FR (msn 2236) (Bobcat) arrives at Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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Frontier to connect Denver with Greensboro, North Carolina

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) today announced new nonstop seasonal service between its Denver, Colorado hub (DEN) and Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO), with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on May 1, 2013. This will be the only nonstop service between these cities.

Following is the schedule for Frontier’s Greensboro service:

Denver-Greensboro(beginning May 1, 2013)

Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
DEN-GSO 11:25 a.m. 4:46 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sun A319
GSO-DEN 5:25 p.m. 7:05 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sun A319

The new service will operate on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Airbus A319-111 N921FR (msn 2010) approaches Los Angeles for landing.

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Frontier Airlines to restore Denver service to both Harrisburg and Knoxville

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) has announced the return of nonstop service between its Denver, Colorado (DEN), hub and both Harrisburg, PA (MDT) and Knoxville, TN (TYS). Both routes will operate with three weekly nonstop flights beginning on April 22, 2013.

The service to Denver complements Frontier’s year-round nonstop service between Harrisburg and the Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL (MCO).

Following is the schedule for the service from Denver:

Denver-Harrisburg (beginning April 22, 2013)
Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
DEN-MDT 11:20 a.m. 4:35 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri A319
MDT-DEN 5:19 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri A319
Denver-Knoxville (beginning April 22, 2013)
Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
DEN-TYS 12:30 p.m. 5:09 p.m. Tues/Thurs/Sun A319
TYS-DEN 5:59 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs/Sun A319

Beginning on May 16, 2013, the days of operation for Harrisburg will be Tues/Thurs/Sun and the days of operation for Knoxville will be Mon/Wed/Fri.

This service will operate on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-111 N942FR (msn 2497) with “Stan”, the ram, on the tail, prepares to taxi from the gate to the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Frontier Airlines to expand operations at Trenton, New Jersey

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) today announced it will expand its low-fare service at Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN), in Trenton, N.J., with the addition of four nonstop destinations launching in late January and early February 2013. The Denver-based airline also announced that it would be basing an Airbus A319 aircraft at Trenton-Mercer Airport to operate this new service. Frontier is the only airline providing scheduled service out of Trenton-Mercer Airport, the gateway to New Jersey’s state capital, all of central New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania.

In addition to its previously announced nonstop service to Orlando, Florida (MCO), Frontier will now provide customers throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania convenient, low-fare service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Florida (FLL); Fort Myers, Florida (RSW); New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY); and Tampa, Florida (TPA). This new service brings the number of nonstop destinations served by Frontier out of Trenton-Mercer to five.

Following is the schedule for Frontier’s new Trenton service:

Route Effective Frequency Aircraft
Fort Lauderdale Feb. 2, 2013 Mon/Wed/Sat A319
Route Effective Frequency Aircraft
Fort Myers Jan. 31, 2013 Thur/Sun A319
Route Effective Frequency Aircraft
New Orleans Feb. 1, 2013 Mon/Fri A319
Route Effective Frequency Aircraft
Tampa Jan. 31, 2013 Tues/Thur/Sat A319

Frontier will also increase its frequencies to Orlando from two weekly flights to four:

Route Effective Frequency Aircraft
Orlando Feb. 1, 2013 Tues/Wed/Fri/Sun A319

The new service will operate on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-112 N943FR (msn 2518) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Frontier Airlines to expand service at Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) has announced it will expand on its existing annual summer seasonal nonstop service between Denver, Colorado (DEN) and Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC) with the addition of winter season flying beginning February 13, 2013. The Denver-based carrier will operate two weekly flights through April 7, 2013. Frontier’s summer season service in Jackson Hole will resume May 2013.

Following is the schedule for Frontier’s Jackson Hole service:

Denver-Jackson Hole (beginning Feb. 13, 2013)

Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
DEN-JAC 12:25 p.m. 1:55 p.m. Wed/Sun A319
JAC-DEN 2:35 p.m. 4:05 p.m. Wed/Sun A319

Frontier’s Jackson Hole service operates on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-111 N919FR (msn 1980) departs from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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Frontier Airlines commences nonstop Denver-South Bend flights

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) yesterday (October 11) expanded its service from Denver, Colorado (DEN) with the launch of nonstop service to South Bend, Indiana (SBN).

Following is the schedule for Frontier’s South Bend service:

Denver-South Bend (beginning Oct. 11, 2012)

Route Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
DEN-SBN 7:02 p.m. 11:33 p.m. Tue/Thur/Sat/Sun A319
SBN-DEN 10:07 a.m. 10:50 a.m. Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun A319

The new service will operate on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Airbus A319-111 N902FR (msn 1515) taxies to the runway at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport.

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Allegiant finalizes its agreement with GECAS to lease 9 Airbus A319s from GECAS, the first is due in November

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, announced today it has signed agreements to lease nine Airbus A319 aircraft to Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) to expand the carrier’s current fleet. All nine aircraft are powered with CFM56-5B engines.

The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery to Allegiant in November 2012, with the remaining scheduled for delivery through 2015.

Previously on July 30, 2012 Allegiant announced its intention to lease nine Airbus A319 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and to lease and eventually purchase ten Airbus A319 aircraft from Cebu Pacific Air (Manila). This new signed contract moves up the delivery date of the first A319.

Image: Allegiant Air/Globe Newswire.

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Virgin Atlantic to offer Manchester-London Heathrow service with Airbus A319s starting on March 31

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd (London) has announced plans to fly from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport from March 2013 – providing competition to British Airways’ short haul service. The new route is the airline’s first foray into domestic flying; signaling the start of a new network which will provide regional feed to its long haul service as well as providing choice for important point to point passengers.

Sir Richard Branson’s airline is going to apply for all of the remedy slots being awarded by the European Commission following the IAG takeover of bmi, but is using some of its existing slots to service the Manchester to London route. The airline believes competition on this route has been neglected in the remedy process and aims to provide choice for the 650,000 passengers* who travel between the two cities.

The airline will operate three daily flights to Manchester using Airbus A319 aircraft from March 31, 2013.

The A319 will be a new type for Virgin Atlantic.

Copyright Photo: Nik French.

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