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Frontier Airlines adds three new cities and eight routes

"Scout, the Pine Marten"

Frontier Airlines today announced service from three new cities, adding eight new routes to their network that will begin service this fall. The airline will add new service in Albany, Bloomington and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC.

From Albany and Bloomington, the low-cost carrier will add flights to/from Denver and Orlando. Greenville/Spartanburg will see flights to/from Denver, Las Vegas and Orlando and Tampa.

Summary of New Service:  

 

GREENVILLE (GSP) to/from DENVER (DEN)

F9 179 Depart GSP: 12:20 p.m. Arrive DEN: 1:50 p.m.

F9 178 Depart DEN: 6:30 a.m. Arrive GSP: 11:30 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: September, 8

Seasonal

 

GREENVILLE (GSP) to/from ORLANDO (MCO)

F9 1792 Depart GSP: 3:40 p.m. Arrive MCO: 5:15 p.m.

F9 447 Depart MCO: 6:05 p.m. Arrive GSP: 7:50 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: September, 8

Seasonal

 

GREENVILLE (GSP) to/from LAS VEGAS (LAS)

F9 447 Depart GSP: 8:40 p.m. Arrive LAS: 10:00 p.m.

F9 1792 Depart LAS: 7:40 a.m. Arrive GSP: 2:51 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: September, 8

Seasonal

 

BLOOMINGTON (BMI) to/from DENVER (DEN)

F9 175 Depart BMI: 5:21 p.m. Arrive DEN: 6:45 p.m.

F9 176 Depart DEN 1:21 p.m. Arrive BMI: 4:31 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: Sept. 24

Seasonal

 

BLOOMINGTON (BMI) to/from ORLANDO (MCO)

F9 1502 Depart BMI: 10 a.m. Arrive MCO: 1:30 p.m.

F9 175 Depart MCO: 4:25 p.m. Arrive BMI: 5:50 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: Oct. 2

Seasonal

 

ALBANY (ALB) to/from DENVER (DEN)

F9 131 Depart ALB: 12:32 p.m. Arrive DEN: 4:45 p.m.

F9 130 Depart DEN: 6 a.m. Arrive ALB: 11:42 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: September, 17

Seasonal

 

ALBANY (ALB) to/from ORLANDO (MCO)

F9 130 Depart ALB: 12:45 p.m. Arrive MCO: 3:40 p.m.

F9 131 Depart MCO: 2:15 p.m. Arrive ALB: 4:59 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: Oct. 2

Seasonal

Flights from GSP to TPA will begin this fall and will be available for purchase in July.

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N328FR (msn 8118) (Scout, the Pine Marten) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 941892.

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easyJet supports the expanded Heathrow Airport

2nd easyJet Airbus A320neo, delivered on July 10, 2017

easyJet issued this statement:

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, confirmed at the Heathrow Connectivity Conference that the expansion of Heathrow Airport would allow the entry of low cost carriers to the airport at scale for the first time.

Passengers would benefit from the increased competition to legacy carriers and would enjoy fares around 30% lower on routes to existing UK and European destinations.  The new entrants would also launch flights to UK and European airports not currently served by Heathrow providing important economic connections to the UK’s only hub airport.

easyJet encouraged UK airports and their local, regional and national Governments and other business and development agencies to make the most compelling case for their airport to be connected to Heathrow.

The decline of UK and European flights from Heathrow

Passengers flying to and from Heathrow Airport have seen a sustained reduction in routes and flights to the UK and Europe.  From 2000 to 2017 total passengers at Heathrow grew by 21% and flights across Europe as a whole grew by 91%.  However, at Heathrow during the same period there has been a:

– 40% decrease in number of domestic flight seats

– 13% decrease in European flight seats

– Reduction in UK destinations served from 14 to 8

That’s 200,000 fewer short haul seats per week today compared to 2000 – the equivalent to the population of York or Dundee.

Due to its constrained capacity Heathrow’s passengers have been denied the benefits of the low cost aviation revolution and routes today remain dominated by expensive, inefficient flag carriers.

Low cost v legacy airline

Typically when easyJet enters an airport in competition with legacy airlines it can offer fares around 30% lower. This is because easyJet’s low cost operating model delivers a cost per passenger significantly lower than those airlines – and Heathrow would be no exception.

This is driven by a range of factors – such as using one type of aircraft which easyJet buys at a very competitive rate and which all its pilots, crew and engineers can operate, higher seat density and higher load factors. The airline is obsessed with reducing waste and weight on its aircraft and has light weight seats, carpets and trollies. Being low cost is in easyJet’s DNA – almost all passenger contact is on line and its HQ is in an aircraft hangar.

Robert Carey, easyJet’s Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, outlined the airline’s views on Heathrow at the Heathrow Connectivity Conference, Olympia London:

“easyJet supported the Airports Commission’s clear and unanimous recommendation and agrees that expansion at Heathrow will provide the greatest passenger and economic benefits, including lower fares by opening up the airport to increased competition.

“Expansion at Heathrow will bring significant benefits to all parts of the UK and is in the best interests of all passengers – both business and leisure, long and short haul.

“This expansion would enable low cost airlines like easyJet to operate from Heathrow (in addition to existing London bases) allowing them to provide new routes and increased competition on dozens more UK and European routes.

[p”easyJet’s costs are significantly lower than legacy airlines so easyJet’s fares on these services would be lower than those paid by passengers today.[/p]

“We look forward to engaging with the UK’s regional airports and their Governments and other local organisations to work out which regions will enjoy the largest growth in passenger demand and economic benefits from new connections to Heathrow and the rest of the world.

“Expansion at Heathrow must be delivered sustainably.  Local noise and environmental impacts need to be addressed and easyJet supports the Commission’s recommendations on these issues.

“easyJet will bring our long term environmental strategy, a key element of which is the next generation Airbus A320 neo aircraft. These aircraft produce 15% less carbon emissions and are 50% quieter than current generation aircraft.  We are taking delivery of 130 of these aircraft and all will be flying with easyJet before the new runway opens at Heathrow.

“Expansion at Heathrow will bring significant economic benefits to all of the UK and that’s why we urge MPs to support the Government’s National Planning Statement so that work can start to increase the aviation capacity for the UK. ”

easyJet’s operations at Heathrow

The airline has been working closely with Heathrow for a number of years and has been able to confirm that low cost operations would be viable at Heathrow.  This would include easyJet’s requirements for its ‘walk in, walk out’ boarding process and 25-minute aircraft turnaround time.  easyJet and Heathrow Airport agreed an Indicative Operating Framework in 2015 on these practicalities.

An easyJet base at Heathrow would be in line with easyJet’s strategy of flying between Europe’s primary airports with strong demand from leisure and business passengers.  easyJet already operates successfully from other hub airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles De Gaulle.

Worldwide by easyJet

easyJet would also look to connect passengers to long haul destinations at Heathrow by using ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ – the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline.

Launched in 2017, it enables customers to connect easyJet flights to long haul flights with a number of airline partners. easyJet is extending Worldwide to Berlin Tegel, Venice Marco Polo, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly and Edinburgh airports. This means that, combined with the connections previously announced through London Gatwick and Milan Malpensa, over half of the airline’s flights – and 53 million easyJet customers a year – will be able to connect to airline partner services and other easyJet flights in a single booking through easyJet’s digital booking portal.

Reducing easyJet’s environmental impact

easyJet has a strategy to progressively decarbonise and reduce noise from aviation operations. Since 2000, easyJet’s emissions have reduced by over 31% from 116.2 grams to 79.98 grams per passenger kilometre in 2016. easyJet has a carbon emissions target of 72 grams by 2022, which would be a 10% reduction from today’s performance and a 38% improvement from 2000.

A key driver of this is the Airbus neo aircraft which is bringing a step change in aircraft performance, bringing significant environmental and operational benefits – a 15 percent saving in fuel burn and CO2 emissions, and a reduced noise footprint of 50 percent on take-off and landing providing a benefit to airport neighbourhood communities.

easyJet has taken delivery of five A320neo aircraft (pictured above) to date, with 95 on order for delivery by August 2022.  In addition, easyJet has 30 A321neo aircraft on order, with the first delivery expected in July 2018. These aircraft have a 235 seat configuration. The A321neo aircraft will enable easyJet to reduce its CO2 emissions as it provides an increase in seats per flight of around 30% compared to an A320 and 50% when replacing an A319 while benefitting from the lowest operating costs in the single aisle aircraft category.

Beyond that, easyJet believes that for the first time the aviation industry can now envisage a future which isn’t wholly reliant on jet fuel, and its harmful CO2 and NOX emissions, and where its noise footprint is significantly reduced for all flights and completely eliminated for many.

The decarbonisation of other forms of transport like road and rail is advancing quickly and could now be matched by aviation. easyJet is already using electric ground equipment and is to trial new onboard hybrid technology which could lead to the removal of carbon fuels and all noise from airport operations.

Even more significantly, easyJet has formed a partnership with Wright Electric to develop, build and operate an all-electric commercial passenger jet which could be flying across the airline’s UK and European network within a decade.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHB (msn 7705) (NEO) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 938701.

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Frontier Airlines expands at Raleigh-Durham including three international destinations

"Champ, the Bronco"

Frontier Airlines is expanding its service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and six new cities, starting this winter. The addition of these destinations, which includes flights to Jamaica, means the airline will serve 27 cities nonstop from the Triangle. Schedules and fares will be released in the next few weeks.

The new cities from Raleigh/Durham include the following international destinations: Cancun, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana. Frontier is also adding domestic service to Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, and Phoenix. Frontier will be the only airline offering nonstop service on four of these six routes. The carrier will operate these new routes with the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.

Following is a summary of the new service:

International Service:

CITY START DATE
Cancun Q4 2018
Montego Bay Q4 2018
Punta Cana Q4 2018

Domestic Flights:

CITY START DATE
Fort Myers Q4 2018
West Palm Beach Q4 2018
Phoenix Q4 2018

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N307FR (msn 7472) (Champ, the Bronco) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403761.

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Frontier Airlines to drop 8 routes in August

"Summer, the Swan"

Frontier Airlines has been very aggressive in adding new routes as it adds new aircraft. Not all routes work out. According to Airline Route, the carrier will be dropping eight underperforming or seasonal routes in August:

From Cincinnati:

Philadelphia (August 10)

Phoenix (August 11)

From Cleveland:

Phoenix (August 9)

Seattle/Tacoma (August 11)

From Philadelphia:

Grand Rapids (August 10)

From San Diego:

Colorado Springs (August 11)

Oklahoma City (August 11)

Tulsa (August 9)

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N324FR (msn 7967) (Summer, the Swan) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941932.

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Frontier adds another 15 new routes

"Summer, the Swan"

Frontier Airlines announced today service on 15 new routes.

Frontier will bring the most new routes to San Diego International Airport (SAN) with a total of five.

Las Vegas sees three new routes and Austin, Las Vegas, Orlando and San Antonio will each see the addition of two new routes.

Highlights of this announcement:

-Now serving 31 destinations to/from Austin, Texas with the addition of service to/from Louisville, KY and Orange County, Calif.

-Now serving 27 destinations to/from Las Vegas with the addition of new service to/from Calgary, Canada,Norfolk, VA and Spokane,Wash..

-Now serving 39 destinations to/from Orlando with the resumption of service to/from Pittsburgh and new daily service to Ontario, Calif.

-Now serving 9 destinations to/from San Diego with the addition of new service to/from Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Raleigh/Durham.

-Now serving 25 destinations to/from San Antonio, Texas with the addition of service to/from Orange County and Salt Lake City.

-Growing service from Calgary, Canada, now serving two destinations with service to Denver and Las Vegas.

Summary of New Service

SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from PITTSBURGH (PIT)

F9 1292 Depart SAN: 10:17 a.m. Arrive PIT: 6:42 p.m.

F9 1293 Depart PIT: 9:46 a.m. Arrive SAN: 11:52 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: August 13

SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from CLEVELAND (CLE)

F9 1615 Depart SAN: 10:17 a.m. Arrive CLE: 5:53 p.m.

F9 1669 Depart CLE: 10:10 a.m. Arrive SAN: 11:52 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August 15

SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from INDIANAPOLIS (IND)

F9 1654 Depart SAN: 12:52 p.m. Arrive IND: 7:52 p.m.

F9 1653 Depart IND: 11:52 a.m. Arrive SAN: 1:12 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: August 13

SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from MILWAUKEE (MKE)

F9 1636 Depart SAN 12:52 p.m. Arrive MKE: 6:47 p.m.

F9 1471 Depart MKE 11:02 a.m. Arrive SAN: 1:12 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: August 14

SAN DIEGO (SAN) to/from RALEIGH/DURHAM (RDU)

F9 1717 Depart SAN: 12:52 p.m. Arrive RDU: 9: 24 p.m.

F9 1714 Depart RDU: 10:37 a.m. Arrive SAN: 1:12 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August 15

ORLANDO (MCO) to/from ONTARIO (ONT)

F9 1215 Depart MCO: 9:27 p.m. Arrive ONT: 11:30 p.m.

F9 1212 Depart ONT: 12:59 a.m. Arrive MCO: 8:47 a.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Daily

Service Start: August 13

LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from SPOKANE (GEG)

F9 261 Depart LAS: 10:30 a.m. Arrive GEG: 12:50 p.m.

F9 1140 Depart GEG: 1:40 p.m. Arrive LAS: 4 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: August 13

LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from NORFOLK (ORF)

F9 1629 Depart LAS: 6:40 a.m. Arrive ORF: 2:29 p.m.

F9 1628 Depart ORF: 9:00 p.m. Arrive LAS: 11:21 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: August 14

LAS VEGAS (LAS) to/from CALGARY (YYC)

F9 108 Depart LAS: 10:30 a.m. Arrive YYC: 2:13 p.m.

F9 109 Depart YYC: 3:08 p.m. Arrive LAS: 4:55 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August 15

ORLANDO (MCO) to/from PITTSBURGH (PIT)

F9 1292 Depart MCO: 6:23 a.m. Arrive PIT: 8:46 a.m.

F9 1293 Depart PIT: 7:42 p.m. Arrive MCO: 10:02 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: August 13

SAN ANTONIO (SAT) to/from ORANGE COUNTY (SNA)

F9 797 Depart SAT: 4:29 p.m. Arrive SNA: 5:26 p.m.

F9 796 Depart SNA: 10:47 a.m. Arrive SAT: 3:39 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Service Start: August 13

SAN ANTONIO (SAT) to/from SALT LAKE CITY (SLC)

F9 1813Depart SAT: 1:15 p.m. Arrive SLC: 3:10 p.m.

F9 1600 Depart SLC: 4 p.m. Arrive SAT: 7:46 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August 15

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (MSP) to/from CHARLESTON (CHS)

F9 456 Depart MSP: 9:45 a.m. Arrive CHS: 1:39 p.m.

F9 461 Depart CHS: 2:24 p.m. Arrive MSP: 4:32 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A319

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: August 15

AUSTIN (AUS) to/from LOUISVILLE (SDF)

F9 884 Depart AUS: 12:50 Arrive SDF: 4:02 p.m.

F9 885 Depart SDF: 4:54 p.m. Arrive AUS: 6:05 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: August 13

AUSTIN (AUS) to/from ORANGE COUNTY (SNA)

F9 1509 Depart AUS: 5:28 p.m. Arrive SNA: 6:23 p.m.

F9 1508 Depart SNA: 11:48 a.m. Arrive AUS: 4:38 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: August 14

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N324FR (msn 7967) (Summer, the Swan) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941932.

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Iberia takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

First Iberia Airbus A320neo, delivered on May 29, 2018

Iberia on May 29, 2018 took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (EC-MXU, msn 8221).

Copyright Photo (all others by Iberia): Iberia Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWIG (EC-MXU) (msn 8221) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 942226.

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Royal Brunei takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

First Airbus A320neo for Royal Brunei

Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft during an event in Toulouse, France attended by Karam Chand, RBA Chief Executive Officer: Her Excellency Datin Paduka Malai Hajah Halimah binti Malai Haji Yussof, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to France; and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The aircraft is the first of seven A320neo ordered by the airline under its single aisle fleet renewal programme. Powered by CFM International LEAP-1A26 engines, the new aircraft features a premium three class layout with 12 business class seats, 18 economy plus and 120 in the main cabin. The airline will operate the aircraft on its extensive regional network.

Royal Brunei has been flying A320 Family aircraft since 2003 and currently operates a fleet of six A320ceo jets.

Top Copyright Photo: Royal Brunei Airlines Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWBH (V8-RBA) (msn 8231) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 941738.

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