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Air Canada announces increased capacity and enhanced services to Atlantic Canada

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-114 C-FYIY (msn 634) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 928681.

Air Canada today announced a host of enhancements to Atlantic Canada services starting this winter. Overall capacity will increase by 8% as some routes will transfer to Air Canada Rouge, and other Air Canada Rouge and mainline services will be extended to year-round.

Beginning October 27, 2019, twice daily Saint JohnToronto flights will be operated year-round by Air Canada Rouge using an Airbus A319, replacing the Bombardier Q400s. This represents a 16% increase in available seats, while also offering an upgraded customer experience on the A319 which features Premium Rouge and Economy cabins, as well as streaming in-flight entertainment.

Air Canada operates out of four airports in New Brunswick with roughly 1,600 daily seats available for travellers. Also continuing year-round will be Air Canada Rouge service from Toronto to Moncton (three times a day) and Fredericton (twice a day), also operated by an Airbus A319, representing a 16% capacity increase through the winter season.

CharlottetownToronto flights operated by Air Canada Rouge in the summer will become year-round service as of December 16, 2019, with two daily flights operated with an Airbus A319. Air Canada offers nonstop flights from Charlottetown to Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.

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Air Canada is also adding a second daily flight between Gander, NL and Halifax during the winter season. Flights between Halifax and Gander will be operated year-round on the Bombardier Q400.

From Halifax, Air Canada mainline will operate year-round nonstop service to Calgary on an Airbus A319 beginning March 1, 2020.

Air Canada also recently inaugurated nonstop service between Montreal and Sydney, Nova Scotia, for the summer season.

All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-114 C-FYIY (msn 634) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 928681.

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Lufthansa to add two new destinations from Munich this winter

Lufthansa Airbus A319-114 D-AILF (msn 636) (Star Alliance) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 927603.

Lufthansa has made this announcement:

Lufthansa will be flying towards two new European destinations this winter. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, will be offered from Munich for the first time, starting on November 4, 2019.

Newcastle in northeastern England will follow on February 3, 2020.

Both destinations will be served by an Airbus A319.

Tallinn (above), for example, features an impressive medieval old town: its historic center has been a UNESCO cultural heritage site since 1997. The capital of Estonia is considered one of the most beautiful medieval capitals of the Baltic and is the cultural center of the country. But Tallinn is also the economically strongest city in Estonia. Among other things, it is home to the largest banking sector in the Baltic states. Lufthansa will be flying to Estonia’s capital every Monday, Thursday and Saturday as of November 4.

Newcastle upon Tyne (above) is a significant industrial and transportation center in northeastern England. The city is also considered a stronghold of art and science. Newcastle is the ideal starting point for visits to a variety of national parks and for round trips through northern England. One special attraction is Alnwick Castle, which served as a location for a number of Harry Potter films. As of February 3, 2020, air travelers will be able to reach the English metropolis nonstop from Munich every day but Saturday.

Top Copyright Photo: Lufthansa Airbus A319-114 D-AILF (msn 636) (Star Alliance) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 927603.

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Lufthansa CityLine to operate Airbus A319s from Munich starting on March 31

D-AILB - First Airbus A319 for CityLine

Lufthansa CityLine will commence Airbus A319 operations from the Munich hub on March 31.

According to Airline Route, the carrier will fly A319s for Lufthansa from MUC to Amsterdam, Bremen, Copenhagen, Krakow, Marseille, Nantes, Prague and Zagreb starting on March 31.

Lufthansa CityLine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and specializes in hub traffic at the airports of Frankfurt and Munich.

History of the company: CLICK HERE

The A319 will be a new type for the company:

The Lufthansa CityLine fleet comprises more than 50 modern and efficient aircraft including the Embraer 195, Embraer 190, Bombardier CRJ900 and Airbus A340-300.

Embraer 195

 

Embraer 190

 

Bombardier CRJ900

 

Airbus A340-300

 

Top Copyright Photo: Lufthansa-Lufthansa CityLine Airbus A319-114 D-AILB (msn 610) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 945742.

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Delta to begin new nonstop service in June 2019 between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Mexico City in partnership with AeroMexico

Delta Air Lines Airbus A319-114 N344NB (msn 1766) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 935516.

Delta Air Lines, in conjunction with its partner AeroMexico, will bring customers flying through its hub in the Twin Cities a new option to reach Mexico City and beyond, subject to government approval. In addition, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport uniquely offers connections to more than a dozen cities in the U.S and Canada not available over other Delta hubs.

Service will be aboard Delta’s Airbus A319 aircraft with seating for 12 in First Class, 18 in Delta Comfort+ and 102 in the main cabin.

The new service will operate on the following schedule beginning June 8:​

  • Flight departs MSP at 8:50 a.m. and arrives in MEX at 1:01 p.m.
  • Flight departs MEX at 2 p.m. and arrives in MSP at 6:14 p.m.

On a combined basis, Delta and AeroMexico offer more than 160 daily flights between the U.S. and Mexico.

Delta’s Minneapolis/St. Paul hub offers approximately 400 departures every day, connecting Minnesota to the world and moving Delta customers with ease across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, including Tokyo-Haneda Airport, the business traveler’s preferred airport located near central Tokyo. Earlier in 2018, Delta announced new service to Seoul-Incheon airport in conjunction with partner Korean Air to begin in April 2019. Additionally, Delta announced proposed service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Shanghai to begin in 2020 subject to government approval.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A319-114 N344NB (msn 1766) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 935516.

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Cyprus Airways expands with new routes with its second Airbus A319

Cyprus Airways (2nd) Airbus A319-114 5B-DCW (msn 1129) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 942257.

Cyprus Airways in May took delivery of its second Airbus A319 (5B-DCX) (below). The new aircraft has been integrated directly to the company’s summer flight program.

As a result, Cyprus Airways’ inaugural flights from Larnaca to Verona, Zurich and Prague took place last week.  All three airports welcomed Cyprus Airways Airbus A319 aircraft with the ceremonial water cannon salute. Passengers flying from these airports were welcomed at the gate with an aperitif and a small gift.

Flights from Larnaca to Verona operate every Wednesday and Sunday, to Zurich every Tuesday and Saturday and to Prague every Monday and Friday.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Cyprus Airways): Cyprus Airways (2nd) Airbus A319-114 5B-DCW (msn 1129) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 942257.

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Delta to drop the New York JFK – Havana route

Delta Air Lines Airbus A319-114 N339NB (msn 1709) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939963.

Delta Air Lines, according to Airline Route, will drop the weekly New York (JFK) – Havana route on September 1, 2018.

The route is currently served with Airbus A319 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A319-114 N339NB (msn 1709) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939963.

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The new Cyprus Airways arrives in Athens

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2017

Cyprus Airways (2nd) touched down at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport on March 29. Cyprus Airways first flight to Athens departed from Larnaca at 3:00 in the afternoon and landed in Athens at 4:45 pm.

Athens International Airport welcomed Cyprus Airways aircraft with the ceremonial water cannon salute, followed by the “ribbon cutting” ceremony for the official guests and passengers, at the A5 Gate, symbolizing the air link between the two countries.

Cyprus Airways will connect Larnaca with Athens, initially with 2 flights a week and 4 flights a week from June 1, 2018.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Cyprus Airways): Cyprus Airways (2nd) Airbus A319-114 5B-DCW (msn 1129) RHO (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 941208.