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Jetlines commences scheduled operations

Jetlines (Canada Jetlines) (Toronto-Pearson) today, September 22, 2022, launched scheduled operations.

The first route was between Toronto and Calgary where Airbus A320 C-GCJL is pictured arriving in Calgary (below).

Below Copyright Photo: Jetlines (Canada Jetlines) Airbus A320-214 C-GCJL (msn 4175) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 958950.

Jetlines delays its launch to September 22

Planning to launch operations on August 29, 2022

Jetlines (Canada Jetlines) (Toronto-Pearson) has delayed its launch from today (August 29) to September 22.

The first route will connect Toronto and Calgary with its 174-seat Airbus A320.

 

Top Copyright Photo: Jetlines (Canada Jetlines) Airbus A320-214 C-GCJL (msn 4175) YKF (TMK Photography). Image: 958630.

Airbahn’s only Airbus A320 leaves Southern California

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Airbahn (Irvine, CA) is an apparent non-starter.

On June 23, its only Airbus A320 (the pictured N786PB) departed from Ontario International Airport bound for Bangor, ME. It was leased from Airblue.

It is unclear if the aircraft will proceed back to Pakistan.

Airbahn was a planned U.S. airline that was founded by Tariq M. Chaudhary (who is also the CEO of Airblue).

The carrier planned to operate out of Southern California (probably Ontario), to destinations in California, Nevada and Canada.

The planned service was to have started in the second quarter of 2022. High fuel costs may have changed their plans.

As previously reported, due to Airbahn’s slow progress in the AOC process, the prospective airline asked for another extension.

The DOT disagreed and revoked the startup’s Transport Certificate on May 19, 2022.

The start-up has not issued any statement. Their website still states its is coming soon and is hiring!

Top Copyright Photo: Airbahn Airbus A320-214 N786PB (msn 3974) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 957983.

 

Allegiant to establish a new base at Provo, UT

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Allegiant Travel Company (Allegiant Air) today announced plans to establish a four-aircraft base at Provo Airport (PVU). The Las Vegas-based company will invest approximately $95 million to establish the new base of operations, creating at least 157 new, high-wage jobs.

The company, which focuses on linking travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class leisure destinations, plans to begin its base operations in Provo on Nov. 16, 2022.

Allegiant began operating at PVU in 2013 and currently offers eight non-stop routes – Austin and Houston, Texas; St. Pete-Clearwater, Florida; Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona; and Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Orange County, California. To date, Allegiant has flown more than 700,000 passengers through Provo.

The formula appears to be working as Provo is now the second busiest airport in Utah.

Allegiant, which employs more than 4,300 team members across the U.S., plans to immediately begin hiring pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and ground personnel to support the operations.

Top Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Airbus A320-214 N220NV (msn 1262) (Ron’s Gone Wrong) SFB (Keith Sommer). Image: 956584.

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Finnair to fly to 77 destinations in winter 2022, as travel continues to recover

Finnair has updated its offering for winter 2022-2023, with a view to the Russian airspace closure. Finnair flies to ten Asian destinations, five US destinations, and 62 European destinations from its Helsinki hub during the coming winter. Finnair also has direct flights to the US and Thailand from Stockholm Arlanda.

Finnair’s US offering comprises daily flights to New York John F Kennedy airport from Helsinki, three weekly flights to Los Angeles and Miami, and four weekly flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, and Chicago O’Hare. From Stockholm Arlanda, Finnair offers three weekly direct flights to New York JFK, Los Angeles, and Miami. Finnair’s new Premium Economy travel class and the totally renewed long-haul cabins are available on all departures to and from New York for both Helsinki and Arlanda.

In Asia, Finnair continues to serve Delhi, Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo Narita with daily flights connecting to Finnair’s extensive European network. Finnair also flies to its new destination Mumbai four days a week, to Hong Kong 7 times a week, and to Shanghai once a week. Holiday travellers to Thailand enjoy up to 14 weekly frequencies to Bangkok, three weekly frequencies to Phuket and two weekly frequencies to Krabi. Finnair flies to Bangkok and Phuket also from Stockholm Arlanda with two weekly frequencies to each destination. Due to the closure of Russian airspace, Finnair continues to suspend flights to Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya, Osaka and Sapporo for the winter season.

Finnair’s European offering comprises approximately 60 routes, including double dailies to and from most European capitals, serving the needs of both leisure and corporate travelers. Finnair offers smooth connections from Europe to its Asian and US network, as well as to the popular winter destinations Ivalo, Kittilä and Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Lapland offers authentic winter experiences from skiing to husky rides, and those wishing to catch the magic of the Northern Lights have plenty of opportunities for that.

Finnair Airbus A320-214 OH-LXL (msn 2146) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 957340.

Above Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A320-214 OH-LXL (msn 2146) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 957340.

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Allegiant teams up with DreamWorks to promote ‘The Bad Guys’, N205NV becomes a new logo jet

Allegiant Air is celebrating the release of the new DreamWorks Animation film The Bad Guys, an action-packed comedy based on the best-selling New York Times books series, arriving in  theaters April 22, 2022.

Throughout the month of April, Allegiant customers can join alongside The Bad Guys—Wolf, Snake, Piranha, Shark and Tarantula —as the crackerjack crew of animal outlaws embark on their most challenging heist yet: being model citizens.

 

Allegiant will sponsor The Bad Guys Family Flyaway Sweepstakes from April 12 – May 2, 2022,offering participants a chance to win a grand prize of a Universal Parks and Resorts vacation in Hollywood or Orlando. Ten second place prize winners will receive a $500 Allegiant voucher and a $60 Fandango gift card to see The Bad Guys in theaters.

Fans can also watch out for a special themed aircraft, which features characters from the movie trying to steal Allegiant’s logo.

Airbus A320-214 N205NV now wears a special livery.

On board every Allegiant flight, passengers can go behind-the-scenes with The Bad Guysfilmmakers, including director Pierre Perifel and producers Damon Ross and Rebecca Huntley, in exclusive interviews featured in the airline’s Sunseeker Magazine. Passengers will also enjoy fun surprises like movie-themed napkins and special giveaways at the Orlando, Phoenix and Las Vegas gates.

 

About The Bad Guys Family Flyover Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. The Flyaway Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, excluding residents of the State of New York, who have reached the age of majority. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Promotion ends May 2, 2022. Subject to complete Official Rules at www.allegiant.com/thebadguysofficialrules.

About The Bad Guys

Nobody has ever failed so hard at trying to be good as The Bad Guys.

In the new action comedy from DreamWorks Animation, based on the New York Times best-selling book series, a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet—becoming model citizens.

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—dashing pickpocket Wolf (Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), seen-it-all safecracker Snake (Marc Maron, GLOW), chill master-of-disguise Shark (Craig Robinson, Hot Tub Time Machine franchise), short-fused “muscle” Piranha (Anthony Ramos, In the Heights) and sharp-tongued expert hacker Tarantula (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians), aka “Webs.”

But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good.

Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade, Paddington 2), an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys?

The film co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lilly Singh (Bad Moms) and Emmy winner Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

From a screenplay by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa) based on the blockbuster Scholastic books by Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys is directed by Pierre Perifel (animator, the Kung Fu Panda films), making his feature-directing debut. The film is produced by Damon Rossp.g.a. (development executive Trolls, The Boss Baby, co-producer Nacho Libre) and Rebecca Huntley p.g.a. (associate producer, The Boss Baby). The executive producers are Etan Cohen, Aaron Blabey and Patrick Hughes.

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Austrian Airlines to add four new Airbus A320neos as of August 2022

Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-214 OE-LBL (msn 2009) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 954985.

Austrian Airlines is taking an important step toward modernizing and renewing its short- and medium-haul fleet. Between August 2022 and spring 2023, four Airbus A320neos will be integrated in Austrian Airlines’ fleet. The “NEO” (“New Engine Option”) aircraft, will be delivered directly to Austrian Airlines from a Lufthansa order and replace older models in the A320 fleet. Depending on the route, an Airbus A320neo emits up to 3,700 tons of CO2 less per year and compared to the previous model, as they consume up to 20 percent less fuel due to modern engine technology and optimized aerodynamics. The new aircraft make an important contribution to Austrian Airlines’ environmental responsibility, they increase profitability and represent an important long-term investment in the Vienna hub.

Innovative airspace cabin enhances travel comfort

The A320neos will be operated by Austrian Airlines on continental flights and initially on routes to London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. The new aircraft, with a capacity of 180 seats, will significantly enhance travel comfort on short- and medium-haul routes. Thanks to the innovative Airspace Cabin and slimmer side walls, passengers will benefit from more personal space, especially in the shoulder area. The new cabin concept also offers up to 60 percent more capacity for carryon luggage. To enhance passengers’ well-being, the Neos count with a new, flexible lighting system that adapts to the natural biorhythm. Depending on the phase of the flight and the time of day, the cabin and lavatories are bathed in warm reds or cooler shades of blue.

Top Copyright Photo: The new A320neos will supplement the existing A320ceo fleet: Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-214 OE-LBL (msn 2009) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 954985.

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Photo: Avianca (El Salvador) Airbus A320-214 N686TA (msn 5238) (Surf City El Salvador) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 956708.

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Copyright Photo: Avianca (El Salvador) Airbus A320-214 N686TA (msn 5238) (Surf City El Salvador) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 956708.

Ultra Air is preparing to start operations in Colombia

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Ultra Air (Medellin) is poised to commence low-fare operations in Colombia, possibly in February.

The new airline was formed in 2020 by the founder of Viva Air Colombia and also the former executive of Interjet of Mexico.

The upstart received its AOC on June 25, 2021.

The company received a mega-investment rating in the country.

Top Copyright Photo: Ultra Air (Colombia) Airbus A320-214 N712AV (HK-5393) (msn 2712) TPA (Keith Sommer). Image: 956579.

Chair Airlines adds its first Airbus A320

1st Airbus A320, delivered December 10, 2021

Chair Airlines (Zurich) has added its first Airbus A320.

The pictured A320-214 HB-JOK was delivered on December 10, 2021.

 

Chair Airlines AG was launched in August 2014 as an independent Swiss airline‚ and is based in Glattbrugg in the canton of Zurich.

Top Copyright Photo: Chair Airlines Airbus A320-214 HB-JOK (msn 3923) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 956337.

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