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Azul to start the Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Orlando route

Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras (Campinas-Viracopos) is adding another route to Orlando. The carrier will launch a new daily route connecting Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) and Orlando starting on December 15.

This is in addition to the Belo Horizonte – Orlando route due to start on November 16.

Copyright Photo: Rodrigo Cozzato/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243 PR-AIW (msn 462) lands at Campinas-Viracopos (VCP).

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Frontier Airlines to introduce the Airbus A321 on November 1

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Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) is planning to introduce the new Airbus A321-200 on November 1 on the Orlando – Philadelphia route with two daily roundtrips per Airline Route.

The Orlando – Cleveland route will be added on November 4.

Frontier has 19 A321s on order.

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Lufthansa to offer “restaurant service” in Business Class

Lufthansa Restaurant Service

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) has issued this statement about its new “Restaurant Service”:

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From August onwards, passengers in the Lufthansa Business Class can look forward to a completely new service on board long-haul flights. The flight attendants will now adapt their service more strongly towards the rhythm of their passengers in order to individually respond to their guests’ needs and requests just like a top-class restaurant. After the flight attendants have welcomed ‘their’ guests on board in person and by name, they take their orders and set the table with ceramic crockery. Meals are then served directly from the galley. Trays and flight trolleys are replaced by service plates.

After the introductory flights in June and July on the Airbus A380 routes to New York (JFK) and Miami, the restaurant service will now be launched on the A380 services to Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Miami, Delhi, New York (JFK), Beijing, San Francisco, Shanghai, Seoul and Singapore from 1st August onwards. The service will then be introduced on flights with the Boeing 747-400 and 747-8 from Frankfurt on October 1 and the Airbus A340 fleet from Frankfurt and Munich to Asia and the Middle East on October 25.

Special service training courses for around 4500 flight attendants have already been running since May this year. The around 130 flights on which the new concept has already been tested received an extremely positive response from Business Class guests. With its new restaurant service, Lufthansa is taking another important step towards becoming the first five-star airline in the Western hemisphere.

Photo: Lufthansa.

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Citilink Airbus A320 exits the runway at Padang on landing in the rain, three injured

Citilink A320 leaves the runway at Padang

Citilink (subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia) (Jakarta) Airbus A320-214 PK-GQG (msn 6333) operating flight QG 970 on August 2 from Jakarta (CGK) to Padang (PDG) with 174 passengers and crew members left the runway on landing at Padang in the rain. The aircraft was evacuated using the emergency chutes. Three people were injured according to Reuters. The incident also shut down the airport in western Indonesia.

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QANTAS Airways goes double daily to Tokyo, Japan

QANTAS Airways (Sydney) added a significant expansion of its presence in Japan with the launch of double daily services between Australia and Tokyo this weekend.

QANTAS flight QF25 departed from Sydney to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on July 31, followed by the departure of QF61 from Brisbane to Narita Airport yesterday (August 1).

QANTAS’ Brisbane-Narita launch flights will be operated by the airline’s refurbished Airbus A330 aircraft, with lie-flat seats in Business, brand new Economy seats and new inflight entertainment.

The refit of these aircraft, which takes one month each, is being done at QANTAS’ heavy maintenance facility in Brisbane. These aircraft are being introduced progressively onto Asian routes.

To celebrate the launch of the new Japan services, customers onboard flights departing to Narita and Haneda and in Qantas International Lounges in Sydney and Brisbane will be treated to Japanese-inspired menus for the first week of August, including Tuna Tataki Nigiri in Business, and Green Tea flavoured Kit Kats in Premium Economy and Economy.

The launch of double daily QANTAS flights to Tokyo follows Jetstar’s introduction of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Melbourne-Narita route earlier this month, increasing the available seats between the two cities by 20 per cent over the next year. The upgrade from Airbus A330 aircraft to the higher capacity Boeing 787 will be complemented by an increase in flights from four to six per week December to March to meet growing demand for flights between Melbourne and Japan in the peak season.

Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/AirlinersGallery.com. QANTAS Airways Airbus A330-303 VH-QPA (msn 553) with a special “80 Years QANTAS International” emblem lands at Brisbane.

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Hong Kong Airlines to fly to Australia

Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) will launch its first thrice-weekly service to Australia next year, commencing on January 8, 2016. The new service is a triangular service starting from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast, and then continuing to Cairns enroute back to Hong Kong.

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Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 292 seats including 32 business class seats will be deployed on the route, operating on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-343 B-LNP (msn 1398) departs from the Hong Kong (HKG) hub.

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Delta set new records in July, upgrades its Airbus A319 and A320 fleets

Delta upgraded A320 cabin (Delta)(LRW)

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) issued this report on its busy summer season:

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July is the only month in which each day is a part of Delta’s busy summer schedule. So as July wraps up – and with 17 days remaining in the summer schedule – here are nine amazing facts to keep in mind the next time you see a Widget-branded aircraft soaring overhead.

Delta’s summer schedule begins in early June and runs through mid-August.

1. July 31 set an all-time single-day bookings record of more than 620,000 customers. That’s as if the entire population of Portland, Oregon, booked to fly Delta in one day.

2. Nearly 2,200 more flights are scheduled so far in summer 2015 than the same period in summer 2014, a 0.7 percent increase.

3. Reliability on Delta Connection – the airline’s group of regional carriers – is dramatically improving: there have been 1,400 fewer Delta Connection cancellations this summer compared to the same period last summer.

4. The Delta system’s “completion factor” – days without any canceled flights – is 99.02%, 0.44 percentage points better than the same period last summer. That’s an amazing 1,308 fewer cancels than in summer 2014. And it includes both mainline flights and Delta Connection.

5. In June, Delta went 139.2 consecutive hours without a mainline cancellation; the closest streak during a summer schedule was June 2014 – 80.3 consecutive hours

6. Twenty-one days of 100 percent mainline completion factor so far in summer 2015, compared with 12 during the same time period in 2014.

7. Delta’s mainline aircraft numbers nearly 800 for the summer operation, including 41 737-900 ERs and 71 Boeing 717-200s.

8. TechOps is moving maintenance performance to new heights:

Mainline maintenance “completion factor” of 99.97 percent.
Maintenance on-time departure performance of 96.70 percent, best-ever for a summer schedule.

9. Year-to-date, Delta mainline has transported more than 2.2 billion pounds of checked bags and 987 million pounds of cargo freight.

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In other news, Delta is revamping its Airbus A319 (above) and A320 fleets:

Delta will debut its latest single-aisle jet to receive a nose-to-tail interior modification this week—the first of 57 Airbus A319s to receive the state of the art upgrade.

The 132-seat aircraft is the latest in a series of upgrades coming to Delta’s domestic narrowbody fleet and follows just a few short months after Ship 3235 rejoined the flight line.

Delta A319 Panasonic entertainment system (Delta)(LRW)

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Panasonic in-flight entertainment at every seat (above), large pivoting overhead bins capable of accommodating 60 percent more carry-on bags (below), new galleys and an innovative, pod-like overhead passenger service unit highlight just a few of the new amenities designed by Zodiac Aerospace that Delta customers will enjoy. The 9 inch high definition seat-back entertainment screens offer more content than any other domestic carrier. Each seat also as 110v and USB power to plug in electronics in flight.

Delta A320-200 revamped overhead storage (Delta)(LRW)

The airline is the first in the world to receive the interior modifications on both Airbus fleets.

All 126 A320 and A319 aircraft will be retrofitted with the new interior by summer 2017. The larger of the two jets, the A320, will also receive in-flight entertainment, though not initially, through 2018.

Many of Delta’s Boeing 757 jets are receiving interior enhancements as part of the airline’s more than $770 million investment in the domestic fleet to provide a more consistent customer experience.


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Photos: Delta Air Lines. All 126 of Delta’s Airbus A319 and A320s are undergoing interior upgrades.

Copyright Photo below: Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-114 N330NB (msn 1549) departs from Los Angeles International Airport.

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