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Viva Aerobus will take off to Mexico City from New York

Viva Aerobus Airbus A320-232 WL XA-VAN (msn 6857) LAS (Ken Petersen). Image: 941202.

Viva Aerobus has announced that it will be flying to Mexico City from John F. Kennedy International Airport. This new route will start operations on October 18, 2018 with a daily flight and with prices starting from $99 (USD).

With this new route, which strengthens Viva Aerobus international competitiveness, the airline already offers a total of 92 routes to 40 destinations, 7 of them international. In this sense, so far in 2018, Viva Aerobus has already announced 7 new routes and, by the end of this year, it will have started operations, at least, on 12 new flights.

Copyright Photo: Viva Aerobus Airbus A320-232 WL XA-VAN (msn 6857) LAS (Ken Petersen). Image: 941202.

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British Airways to resume London – Marrakech service

British Airways Airbus A320-232 WL G-EUYO (msn 5634) LHR (SPA). Image: 931168.

British Airways is planning to resume the London (Heathrow) – Marrakech route (last served in October 2012) on October 28, 2018. According to Airline Route, the restored route will operate four days a week with Airbus A320s.

Copyright Photo: British Airways Airbus A320-232 WL G-EUYO (msn 5634) LHR (SPA). Image: 931168.

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JetBlue grows international presence with expanded service in Havana and Mexico City

"Binary Code" scheme now with winglets

JetBlue Airways today announced it is expanding its presence in Havana and Mexico City with three new routes and more flights from the airline’s northeast and south Florida focus cities.

JetBlue will offer New England’s first nonstop service to Cuba with flights on Saturdays between Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) beginning November 10, 2018. JetBlue will further expand service to Cuba with up to three daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Havana on Sundays through Fridays beginning November 11, 2018. The new service is the result of frequencies granted to the airline by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The routes are subject to government approval and will go on sale in the coming weeks.

JetBlue also announced plans to introduce two new daily nonstop flights to Mexico City with service from Boston and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) beginning October 25, 2018. The new routes, subject to government approval, will add to JetBlue’s existing service to Mexico City from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood. With this new service, JetBlue will offer six daily flights between the U.S. and Mexico’s capital city.

JetBlue’s new service to Mexico City follows a decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation to require certain airlines to divest airport slots in order to enhance competition at Mexico City International Airport.

All new service to Cuba and Mexico will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft.

JetBlue’s became the first airline to operate commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba in 2016. Commercial service followed nearly five years of successful charter service operating multiple routes between Cuban markets and U.S. cities. In that time, JetBlue built strong relationships with airport authorities and worked closely together to make the successful launch of commercial service possible.

All U.S. customers traveling to Cuba must be authorized to do so under the U.S. government’s Cuban Assets Control Regulations and they must certify that they qualify for one of the twelve approved travel categories outlined by the U.S. Department of Treasury. All travelers to Cuba must make their own determinations with respect to the appropriate travel category, as well as the type of visa required by Cuba for their purpose of travel.

Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 WL N709JB (msn 3488) (Binary Code) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941504.

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Wizz Air to add two new routes from Vienna

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYQ (msn 6614) TRF (Ton Jochems). Image: 941588.

Wizz Air on July 2 will start a new route from Vienna to Eindhoven. The next day, July 3, the carrier will start a new route linking Vienna with Malaga.

Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYQ (msn 6614) TRF (Ton Jochems). Image: 941588.

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Wizz Air to add Budapest – Basel service

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYT (msn 6683) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937280.

Wizz Air on April 20 will add the Budapest – Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg route.

Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A320-232 WL HA-LYT (msn 6683) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937280.

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Etihad Airways launches the first ever scheduled flight between Abu Dhabi and Baku

First Etihad Airways A320 in the new livery

Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight, flight EY297, departed Abu Dhabi on March 3 carrying a special delegation including diplomats, dignitaries, media representatives, and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team.

On arrival in Baku, the aircraft was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute (below), followed by the customary display of the Emirati and Azerbaijani national flags from the cockpit windows.

Etihad Airways and Azerbaijan Airlines recently announced a codeshare partnership which now sees Azerbaijan Airlines place its ‘J2’ code on Etihad Airways services between Baku and Abu Dhabi.

Under this partnership, Azerbaijan Airlines guests will be able to book codeshare flights to and from Abu Dhabi and connect onto Etihad Airways’ extensive global network.

Flying three times a week using a 136-seat Airbus A320, configured with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy Class, the new flights will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, providing optimal daylight timings for guests departing and arriving in Abu Dhabi and Baku. The schedule provides convenient connections to and from the airline’s global network and has been timed evenly throughout the week to provide a mix of weekend, short stay and business travel options.


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Abu Dhabi




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Abu Dhabi


Wed, Fri, Sat


Copyright Photo (all others by Etihad Airways): Etihad Airways Airbus A320-232 WL F-WWDC (A6-EJA) (msn 6527) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 926909.

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MEA unveils its entirely renovated Cedar Lounge in Beirut

MEA has issued this statement about its new Cedar Lounge in Beirut:

The New Cedar Lounge extends over an area of 3000sq.m. with a capacity of 450 seated passengers.

The approach of the new design complements the contemporary traveler, whereby seating is more defined in its zones according to the needs of each type of visitor, (individual zone, family zone, etc…) as well as being equipped with the latest state of the art technologies, and finest designer furniture selection.

The space is now able to accommodate almost double the number of persons, in several determined zones, namely; a family zone, a business area, a general seating area, a dining zone, a smoking zone, a kids’ area, a spa with beauty services and massage therapy, and a central sky-lit more casual communal green space linking all the zones together.

To keep the traveler connected, the seats are equipped with USB charging ports and power outlets, all the zones are equipped with several large screens of the latest resolution and smart technology, as well as other screens indicating departure times visible to every area.

Smart technologies are not only found in the screens, the lounge hosts a sensor-equipped dimmable lighting system technology which changes color according to the amount of light coming in from the outside. Letting alone the eminent designer fixtures selected to light up the spaces.

The lounge would not be complete without its distinguished food, attainable from two large buffet bars served by a large newly-equipped industrial kitchen. The buffet bars spread out would amount to around 25 linear meters of food. In addition, beverages are obtained from 4 coffee stations, and 2 alcoholic beverage bars spread out evenly across the lounge.

Bottom Copyright Photo (all others by MEA): MEA-Middle East Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL T7-MRF (msn 7006) LHR (SPA). Image: 941133.

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MEA-Middle East Airlines Airbus A320-232 WL T7-MRF (msn 7006) LHR (SPA). Image: 941133.