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Atlantic Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A320

Atlantic Airways-Faroe Islands A320-200 (12)(Flt)(Airbus)(LRW)

Atlantic Airways, the national carrier of the Faroe Islands, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 as part of its plan to increase capacity, becoming Airbus’ newest operator of the type.

A320-214 OY-RCJ (msn 7465) was handed over to the airline on December 19, 2016.

Atlantic Airways passengers will benefit from the newest cabin comfort throughout the cabin in a single class layout with 168 seats and 18 inch wide seats as standard. The aircraft which is equipped with CFM engines will be deployed on routes from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen.

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Allegiant Air announces 19 new routes and three new destinations

Ex-Iberia EC-IEI, delivered May 29, 2015

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today (January 12) announced 19 new routes and service to three new destinations including Baltimore-Washington (BWI); Destin, Florida; and El Paso, Texas.

New routes announced include:

Nonstop Service to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) from:

Savannah, Georgia – begins April 29, 2016
Cincinnati – begins April 29, 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma – begins May 19, 2016
Asheville, North Carolina – begins May 19, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee – begins May 20, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky -begins June 3, 2016

Nonstop Service to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) from:

Indianapolis – begins April 8, 2016
Pittsburgh – begins April 8, 2016
Baltimore – begins April 29, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky – begins June 2, 2016

Nonstop Service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) from:

Cincinnati – begins May 20, 2016 and ends Sept. 5, 2016
St. Louis – begins June 2, 2016

Nonstop Service to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) from:

El Paso, Texas – begins May 6, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee – begins May 13, 2016

Nonstop Service to San Diego International Airport (SAN) from:

Stockton, California – begins April 7, 2016
El Paso, Texas – begins May 6, 2016

Nonstop Service to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) from:

New Orleans – begins April 14, 2016
Memphis, Tennessee – begins April 15, 2016
Richmond, Virginia – begins April 15, 2016

Nonstop Service to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from:

New Orleans – begins June 3, 2016

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-Iberia Airbus A320-214 N224NV (msn 1694) departs from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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China Southern Airlines and Virgin America to expand their codeshare agreement

China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-31B ER B-2029 (msn 43224) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930493.

Virgin America (San Francisco) and China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou) have announced a codeshare agreement to offer seamless booking and travel between China, Southeast Asia and multiple Virgin America destinations across the United States.

Under the new agreement, China Southern will place its two-digit airline code (CZ) and flight numbers on a range of Virgin America routes operating from Los Angeles and San Francisco – including West Coast flights to and from Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York (JFK), Seattle, San Diego and Washington DC.

This partnership will bring expanded choice and convenience for travelers flying between China Southern’s numerous Chinese and Southeast Asia destinations and the United States. This agreement is unique in that China Southern is the only airline offering non-stop service between Guangzhou and Wuhan and the United States.

China Southern offers daily flights from Guangzhou to San Francisco (three flights per week with one stop in Wuhan), ten flights per week from Guangzhou to Los Angeles, and daily flights from Guangzhou to New York.

This new agreement builds and expands on China Southern’s existing interline arrangement with Virgin America. China Southern is Virgin America’s sixth codeshare agreement and joins the airline’s growing partner portfolio.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. China Southern’s Boeing 777-31B ER B-2029 (msn 43224) departs from Los Angeles.

Below Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Virgin America’s Airbus A320-214 N855VA (msn 5179) prepares to land at Washington (Reagan National).

Virgin America Airbus A320-214 N855VA (msn 5179) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 930492.

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Finnair to add additional seats to its Airbus narrow body fleet

Finnair Airbus A320-214 OH-LXB (msn 1470) LHR. Image: 928937.

Finnair (Helsinki) has announced this plan to add extra seats to its Airbus narrow body fleet:

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Due to a growing need for feeder traffic capacity, Finnair has decided to improve the space efficiency of its current Airbus narrow-body fleet, operating mainly on its European routes. According to the plan, seats will be added to the aircraft primarily without changing the leg space available to the passenger, so as to preserve travel comfort. Space efficiency will be improved by modifying storage and technical space at the front and rear of the aircraft.

The value of the investment is approximately EUR 40 million, and it includes 22 narrow-body Airbus aircraft in Finnair’s fleet. The cabin layout change excludes five A321ER aircraft, which are already configured according to the plan, having 209 seats. The cabin reconfiguration is estimated to take two weeks per aircraft during 2017. The reconfiguration adds 6 to 13 seats depending on the aircraft type, increasing the passenger capacity of Finnair’s Airbus narrow-body fleet as measured by available seat kilometers by close to 4 percent.

Finnair has previously stated it needs more European feeder traffic capacity with a view to the growth of its long-haul capacity. The additional capacity will be acquired mainly by increasing the average size of its narrow-body aircraft over the next few years.

Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 OH-LXB (msn 1470) taxies at London (Heathrow).

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Virgin America begins flying from San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii

Named "Pineapple Express" for Hawaii service (Hula Girl)

Virgin America (San Francisco) yesterday (December 3) launched the San Francisco – Kahului, Maui route. The new route will be operated three days a week.

In November, Virgin America launched daily nonstop flights from San Francisco to Honolulu.

The Hawaii flights will be operated with new Airbus A320 aircraft that are equipped with fuel-saving, ‘sharklet’ wingtip devices, allowing the airline to operate flights more efficiently, especially over longer haul routes.

Copyright Photo: Andres Meneses/AirlinersGallery.com. Featuring an image of a Hula Girl and named “Pineapple Express”, Airbus A320-214 N281VA (msn 6669) is one of the aircraft assigned to the flights to Hawaii.

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Video: On November 2, Virgin America celebrated the launch of new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) with a series of festive events in San Francisco and Honolulu – including the opportunity for workaholics to score the ultimate #Hawaiiscape with Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson. Virgin America teamed up with Airbnb to encourage travelers to “Work Hard, Hawai‘i Hard” by experiencing all that the Aloha state has to offer. On December 3, the airline’s Hawai‘i schedule grew again with daily nonstop flights from SFO to Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG).

Allegiant announces nine new routes and two new cities

Allegiant's special 2013 Make-A-Wish charity logo jet

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced nine new routes and service to two new cities — Dayton, Ohio and Flint, Michigan.

The new routes include:

Year-round nonstop service to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) from:

Belleville, Illinois – Begins Feb. 18, 2016
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Begins Feb. 18, 2016

Seasonal nonstop service to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) from:

Pittsburgh – Begins Feb. 19, 2016 and ends May 16, 2015

Year-round nonstop service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from:

Pittsburgh – Begins Feb. 19, 2016

Year-round nonstop service to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from:

Flint, Michigan – Begins April 13, 2016
Dayton, Ohio – Begins April 15, 2016

Year-round nonstop service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) from:

Flint, Michigan – Begins April 14, 2016
Dayton, Ohio – Begins April 14, 2016
Richmond, Virginia – Begins April 14, 2016

All newly announced routes will be twice weekly.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Allegiant Air Airbus A320-214 N218NV (msn 1229) in the special Make-A-Wish livery departs from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Allegiant celebrates 10 years in Florida with a new “Visit Florida” Airbus A320 logo jet

Allegiant A320-200 N228NV (15-Visit Florida)(Grd) SFB (Allegiant)(LR)

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) yesterday (November 4) celebrated 10 years of flying to Florida. The company unveiled and induced into its fleet a newly acquired Airbus A320 aircraft with a special VISIT FLORIDA branded livery. Allegiant hosted the unveiling event at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) north of Orlando.

The new livery commemorates the company’s ongoing partnership with VISIT FLORIDA to promote tourism and visitation in the Sunshine State. Since Allegiant began bringing visitors into Florida in 2005, the company has brought more than 22 million people into the state and generated an estimated $15.84 billion in visitor spending. Allegiant employs nearly 1,500 people in Florida d as a result of s its operations in the state.

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Between now and the end of the year, Allegiant is inaugurating 14 new Florida flights with two new routes to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, three new routes to Fort Myers, three new routes to St. Petersburg/Clearwater and six new routes to Sanford from cities across the country.

Photo: Allegiant Air. The pictured Airbus A320-214 N228NV (msn 716) was the former D-AHHD of Hamburg Airways and was painted in this special scheme last month.

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