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Photo: Sky Express (Greece) Airbus A320-251N WL SX-CHG (msn 10079) (Greece is bliss) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 954600.

"Greece is bliss", delivered June 26, 2021

Copyright Photo: Sky Express (Greece) Airbus A320-251N WL SX-CHG (msn 10079) (Greece is bliss) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 954600.

Frontier announces 20 new nonstop routes and four new destinations

"Rio, the Jaguarundi"

Frontier Airlines has announced 20 new nonstop routes, including 17 new Orlando routes and an expansion into four popular international vacation destinations: Antigua & Barbuda, Belize City, Liberia, Costa Rica and Turks & Caicos. Plus, the airline is adding its 7th airport in New York state with the announcement of service from New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) in New Windsor.

New Route from Denver International Airport (DEN):

Belize City, Belize (BZE)** Dec. 11, 2021 1x Weekly To BZE: $99* Saturday

New Route from Miami International Airport (MIA):

New Windsor, N.Y. (SWF) Nov. 2, 2021 3x Weekly $39* Tuesday, Thursday

New Routes from Orlando International Airport (MCO):

New Windsor, N.Y. (SWF) Oct. 25, 2021 4x Weekly $39* Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Bentonville, Ark. (XNA) Nov. 1, 2021 2x Weekly $49* Monday, Friday
Fort Myers, Fla. (RSW) Nov. 1, 2021 Daily $25* Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Harlingen, Texas (HRL) Nov. 1, 2021 2x Weekly $59* Monday, Friday
Pensacola, Fla. (PNS) Nov. 1, 2021 3x Weekly $29* Monday, Wednesday
Sioux Falls, S.D. (FSD) Nov. 1, 2021 2x Weekly $59* Monday, Friday
Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)** Nov. 2, 2021 3x Weekly To MBJ: $99* Tuesday, Thursday
Nassau, The Bahamas (NAS)** Nov. 2, 2021 4x Weekly To NAS: $69* Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
El Paso, Texas (ELP) Nov. 3, 2021 2x Weekly $69* Wednesday, Saturday
Antigua & Barbuda (ANU)** Dec. 4, 2021 1x Weekly To ANU: $99* Saturday
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID) Nov. 4, 2021 2x Weekly $59* Thursday, Sunday
Fargo, N.D. (FAR) Nov. 4, 2021 2x Weekly $69* Thursday, Sunday
San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)** Nov. 4, 2021 2x Weekly To SAL: $99* Thursday, Sunday
Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)** Nov. 6, 2021 1x Weekly To CZM: $99* Saturday
Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)** Nov. 11, 2021 2x Weekly To LIR: $99* Thursday, Sunday
Belize City, Belize (BZE)** Dec. 11, 2021 1x Weekly To BZE: $79* Saturday
Turks & Caicos (PLS)** Dec. 17, 2021 1x Weekly To PLS: $99* Friday

New Route from Tampa International Airport (TPA):

New Windsor, N.Y. (SWF) Nov. 2, 2021 3x Weekly $39* Tuesday, Thursday

**Route subject to government approval.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N352FR (msn 8976) (Rio, the Jaguarundi) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 953996.

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Frontier Airlines announces 21 new routes with key expansions in Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth and Las Vegas

"Manteo, the Red Wolf", delivered June 17, 2021

Frontier Airlines has announced 21 new nonstop routes, including significant buildup in three major markets with nine new routes in Atlanta (ATL), seven in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and five in Las Vegas (LAS).

New Routes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL):

Baltimore (BWI) Sept. 8, 2021 4x Weekly $29* Wednesday, Saturday
Cancun (CUN) Nov. 2, 2021 4x Weekly To CUN: $69* Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Chicago (ORD) Sept. 8, 2021 4x Weekly $29* Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Detroit (DTW) Sept. 7, 2021 3x Weekly $29* Tuesday, Thursday
Houston (IAH) Sept. 8, 2021 4x Weekly $29* Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) Nov. 1, 2021 3x Weekly To MBJ: $99* Monday, Wednesday
New Orleans (MSY) Sept. 9, 2021 3x Weekly $29* Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
West Palm Beach, Florida (PBI) Nov. 1, 2021 Daily $29* From ATL: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday / To ATL: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
St. Louis (STL) Sept. 7, 2021 3x Weekly $29* Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Now at SXM:

New Routes from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW):

Buffalo, New York (BUF) April 24, 2022 3x Weekly On Sale at a Later Date
Durango, Colorado (DRO) April 30, 2022 1x Weekly On Sale at a Later Date
Hartford, Connecticut (BDL) April 25, 2022 3x Weekly On Sale at a Later Date
Phoenix (PHX) Nov. 1, 2021 4x Weekly $29* Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
San Diego (SAN) Sept. 7, 2021 3x Weekly $39* Tuesday, Thursday
San Francisco (SFO) Sept. 8, 2021 4x Weekly $49* Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Tampa (TPA) Nov. 1, 2021 4x Weekly $49* Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

New Routes from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS):

Des Moines, Iowa (DSM) Sept. 10, 2021 2x Weekly $59* Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Harlingen, Texas (HRL) Sept. 9, 2021 2x Weekly $49* Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Minneapolis (MSP) Sept. 9, 2021 4x Weekly $29* From LAS: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday / *To LAS: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
New Orleans (MSY) Sept. 9, 2021 4x Weekly $59* From LAS: Thursday, Friday / To LAS: Monday, Sunday
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (FSD) Sept. 9, 2021 2x Weekly $49* From LAS: Thursday, Sunday / To LAS: Monday, Friday

Note: Not all days of the week may operate during the entire promotional period. Frequency and times are subject to change.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N383FR (msn 10584) (Manteo, the Red Wolf) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954372.

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SAS sees a 20% increase in traffic in May

Delivered on December 19, 2019

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS issued this traffic report for May 2021:

In May, more than 400,000 passengers flew with SAS, an increase of about 20% compared with April. During the month, SAS increased capacity 9% to meet higher demand. Passenger numbers remain low compared with a normal year, but the increase compared with April is also reflected in an improved load factor, which rose almost 6 percentage points.

“We are looking forward to the summer and are pleased with the gradual increase in demand. To reduce uncertainty when booking flights, SAS is offering more flexible ticket rules and generous rebooking alternatives. To make it easier for passengers, we are also launching SAS Travel Ready Center, a digital tool to upload necessary travel documents and to access information about current travel restrictions,” says Karl Sandlund, acting CEO of SAS.

SAS scheduled traffic May21 Change1 Nov20- May21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 1,078 513.6% 6,347 -62.3%
RPK (Mill.) 389 297.7% 1,932 -82.2%
Passenger load factor 36.1% -19.6 p.p. 30.4% -34.1 p.p.
No. of passengers (000) 404 155.6% 2,259 -76.0%
Geographical development, schedule May21           vs.          May20 Nov20- May21   vs.   Nov19-May20
RPK ASK RPK ASK
Intercontinental n/a n/a -94.1% -63.3%
Europe/Intrascandinavia 744.1% 586.8% -84.9% -76.4%
Domestic 119.9% 179.4% -55.0% -30.8%
SAS charter traffic May21 Change1 Nov20- May21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 0 n/a 35 -95.9%
RPK (Mill.) 0 4,898.7% 13 -98.2%
Load factor 25.0% n/a 38.6% -48.5 p.p.
No. of passengers (000) 0 3,766.7% 4 -98.5%
SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) May21 Change1 Nov20- May21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 1,079 513.8% 6,382 -63.9%
RPK (Mill.) 389 297.8% 1,945 -83.2%
Load factor 36.1% -19.6 p.p. 30.5% -35.1 p.p.
No. of passengers (000) 404 155.7% 2.263 -76.5%

1 Change compared to same period last year. p u = percentage units

Preliminary yield and PASK May21 Nominal change FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.20 -39.5% -42.0%
PASK, SEK 0.43 -60.8% -62.4%
May21
Punctuality (arrival 15 min) 92.4%
Regularity 99.7%
Change in total COemissions, rolling 12 months -75.0%
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometer -11.5%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions 61%

Definitions:

RPK – Revenue passenger kilometers

ASK – Available seat kilometers
Load factor – RPK/ASK
Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)
PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometers – SAS passenger related carbon emissions divided with total available seat kilometers (incl. non-revenue and EuroBonus), rolling 12 months
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions – Share of SAS passenger related carbon emissions compensated by SAS (EuroBonus members, youth tickets and SAS’ staff travel)

From fiscal year 2020 we report change in CO2 emissions in total and per Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) to align with our overall goal to reduce our total CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025, compared to 2005.

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-ROI (msn 9247) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 949004.

SAS aircraft slide show:

Air Seychelles to resume flights from Johannesburg to the Seychelles and Maldives

"Veuve" - Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

Air Seychelles has made this announcement:

Air Seychelles will resume direct services from Johannesburg to the Seychelles and Maldives on June 5, 2021.

The flights will be operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays from O R Tambo International Airport to the Seychelles and will also include an overnight service on Saturday nights to provide more flexibility to those planning a quick getaway. To maximize their holiday, travelers can also book their connections from Johannesburg up to Praslin without having to overnight in Mahé.

Air Seychelles flight HM060 will depart O R Tambo International Airport at 13:30hrs to arrive in the Seychelles at 20:45hrs, whilst flight HM061 bound to South Africa will depart the archipelago at 9:25hrs to arrive in Johannesburg at 12:30hrs. The overnight Saturday service will depart from Johannesburg at 00:45hrs (Sunday) to arrive in Seychelles at 7:45hrs.

To offer greater choice and connectivity to travelers thinking of an all-inclusive vacation or a stunning retreat on a private island, the flights departing Johannesburg on Friday evenings to Maldives will do the trick.

Making an intermediate stop briefly in the Seychelles before continuing onto Male’s International Airport, the returning flights from Male scheduled on Saturdays will provide travelers a full week of complete relaxation in the Maldives.

The flights to be served by the airlines’ A320neo aircraft.

In other news, Air Seychelles will operate more flights from Seychelles to Dubai this July.

The weekly service starting from July 1 until July 24, 2021 utilizing the airlines’ A320neo jetliner will provide a total of 840 seats on this route. To provide leisure and business travelers the chance to plan a quick getaway to Dubai, the airline will also operate an additional flight on 18 July, 2021.

The scheduled service will depart Seychelles International Airport on Thursday afternoon, whilst the returning flight from Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 will operate every Friday morning.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Seychelles Airbus A320-251N WL S7-VEV (msn 8972) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 950492.

Air Seychelles aircraft slide show:

Frontier Airlines opens a Tampa crew base

"Wylie, the Coati"

Frontier Airlines has made this announcement:

Frontier Airlines on May 25 officially marked the opening of its new crew base at Tampa International Airport (TPA). Approximately 250 flight attendants and 140 pilots will be based at TPA in 2021 with that number expected to increase in the future.

Frontier currently offers 21 nonstop routes from Tampa International Airport with a wide range of additional flight connection opportunities within Frontier’s domestic and international network. The airline serves more than 100 destinations in total and has 149 new aircraft on order and scheduled to enter its fleet between now and 2028.

Routes from TPA:

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N361FR (msn 9221) (Wylie, the Coati) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 953618.

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Frontier Airlines to exit LAX by September, expands at L.A. satellite airports

"Lewis, the Greater Sage Grouse"

Frontier Airlines has decided to draw down the number of flights out of Lo Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The company will exit LAX by September. It will serve the L.A. area from less-expensive satellite airports especially Ontario and Hollywood-Burbank Airport.

Last week the company announced additional service at ONT and new service at BUR:

Frontier Airlines announced new nonstop flights from Ontario International Airport (ONT) to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) beginning in July 2021 and the expansion of its nonstop Denver service to 11 weekly flights.

New Route via Ontario International Airport (ONT):

SERVICE TO/FROM

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE

Atlanta (ATL)

July 16, 2021

4x Weekly

$49*

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Expanded Service via Ontario International Airport (ONT):

SERVICE TO/FROM

EXPANSION DATE

SERVICE FREQUENCY

PROMO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR PROMO FARE

Denver (DEN)

July 15, 2021

11x Weekly

$29*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

The company also announced the addition of Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) to its extensive network with nonstop flights to Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix beginning in July 2021.

New Routes via Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR):

SERVICE TO/FROM

SERVICE START

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

APPLICABLE DAYS FOR INTRO FARE

Denver (DEN)

July 15, 2021

Daily

$29*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Las Vegas (LAS)

July 15, 2021

Daily

$19*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Phoenix (PHX)

July 15, 2021

Daily

$19*

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Additionally on May 20, 2021, the airline launched service at Frederick Douglass – Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) with nonstop flights to one of America’s most popular vacation destinations, Orlando.

New Route via Frederick Douglass – Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC):

SERVICE TO/FROM

SERVICE FREQUENCY

INTRO FARE

Orlando (MCO)

3x Weekly

$39*

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N378FR (msn 10386) (Lewis, the Greater Sage Grouse) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 953774.

Frontier Airlines aircraft slide show:

SAS starts a new route from Luleå to London

Delivered on December 18, 2019

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS made this announcement:

SAS will introduce a seasonal route with non-stop flights from Luleå to London, Heathrow, starting December 17, 2021, to March 21, 2022. Flights will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, and it will be the only direct link between Luleå and the UK.

Luleå and the Swedish Lapland region attracts travelers with many high-end hotels and activities suited for the English market. The timetable also works well for weekend trips to London from Luleå and will shorten the distance from the North of Sweden to one of the world’s great capitals and business regions.

The route will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-ROY (msn 9316) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 948819.

SAS aircraft slide show:

SAS sees only a 2% increase in traffic in April

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2019

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS issued this traffic report for April 2021:

In April, nearly 320,000 passengers flew with SAS, an increase of about 2% compared with March. While traffic and demand remain far below normal levels, they improved substantially compared with April last year when traffic was essentially at a standstill at the start of the pandemic. SAS is continuing to efficiently adapt its production to prevailing demand, which was reflected in an unchanged load factor compared with March.

“We have noted that willingness to book strongly correlates with vaccination levels and the relaxation of travel restrictions, and that customers are continuing to book at short notice. There is undoubtedly a considerable pent-up need to travel, which we hope to meet as we are now approaching the important summer season. In the coming summer, SAS is flying to 100 destinations, which provides us with good preconditions to meet our customers’ travel needs,” says Karl Sandlund, Acting CEO of SAS.

SAS scheduled traffic Apr21 Change1 Nov20- Apr21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 983 385.4% 5 269 -68.4%
RPK (Mill.) 299 455.7% 1 543 -85.7%
Passenger load factor 30.4% +3.9 p u 29.3% -35.3 p u
No. of passengers (000) 319 240.0% 1 855 -79.9%
Geographical development, schedule Apr21           vs.          Apr20 Nov20- Apr21    vs.   Nov19-Apr20
RPK ASK RPK ASK
Intercontinental 2757.2% 4376.9% -95.4% -69.9%
Europe/Intrascandinavia 1587.2% 810.9% -88.3% -80.9%
Domestic 210.0% 111.5% -61.6% -38.5%
SAS charter traffic Apr21 Change1 Nov20- Apr21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 3 -90.8% 34 -95.9%
RPK (Mill.) 1 -87.0% 13 -98.2%
Load factor 40.1% +11.8 p u 38.8% -48.4 p u
No. of passengers (000) 0.3 -76.8% 4 -98.5%
SAS total traffic (scheduled and charter) Apr21 Change1 Nov20- Apr21 Change1
ASK (Mill.) 986 323.8% 5 303 -69.7%
RPK (Mill.) 301 381.5% 1 556 -86.5%
Load factor 30.5% +3.7 p u 29.3% -36.3 p u
No. of passengers (000) 319 235.9% 1 859 -80.4%

1 Change compared to same period last year. p u = percentage units

Preliminary yield and PASK Apr21 Nominal change FX adjusted change
Yield, SEK 1.24 -24.6% -27.3%
PASK, SEK 0.38 -13.6% -16.8%
Apr21
Punctuality (arrival 15 min) 86.6%
Regularity 99.5%
Change in total COemissions, rolling 12 months -78.4%
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometer -10.6%
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions 52%

Definitions:

RPK – Revenue passenger kilometers
ASK – Available seat kilometers
Load factor – RPK/ASK
Yield – Passenger revenues/RPK (scheduled)
PASK – Passenger revenues/ASK (scheduled)
Change in COemissions per available seat kilometers – SAS passenger related carbon emissions divided with total available seat kilometers (incl. non-revenue and EuroBonus), rolling 12 months
Carbon offsetting of passenger related emissions – Share of SAS passenger related carbon emissions compensated by SAS (EuroBonus members, youth tickets and SAS’ staff travel)

From fiscal year 2020 we report change in CO2 emissions in total and per Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) to align with our overall goal to reduce our total CO2 emissions by 25% by 2025, compared to 2005.

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-ROZ (msn 9323) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 950841.

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Air Malta launches its summer 2021 flight schedule

Malta - airmalta.com (Air Malta 2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL 9H-NED (msn 10106) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 953562.

Air Malta today launched its summer flight schedule with a planned operation to 20 cities. During the six-month program (covering May till October 2021), the Airline is committed to operate 3,012 flights and will offer for sale over half a million seats.

This summer Air Malta will operate direct flights to/from Amsterdam, Brussels, Catania, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Munich, Milan Linate, Moscow*, Palermo, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Paris Orly, Prague, Rome, Tel Aviv*, Vienna, and Zurich. (* – operations to these airports is subject to the opening of safe corridors).

Key highlights during peak season include:

• Up to 10 weekly services on London Heathrow.

• Twice weekly services to Manchester, supporting the Midlands and North of the UK.

• Up to 11 weekly services on Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris.

• Up to 9 weekly services on Catania.

• Rome, Munich, and Vienna all served up to 5 times weekly.

Air Malta Route Map:

Top Copyright Photo: Malta – airmalta.com (Air Malta 2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL 9H-NED (msn 10106) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 953562.

Air Malta aircraft slide show: