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AerCap delivers the first new Airbus A320neo to EgyptAir

First Airbus A320neo for EgyptAir

AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has delivered a new Airbus A320neo aircraft on lease to EgyptAir, the first of a 15 A320neo Family aircraft deal with EgyptAir.

With this delivery, EgyptAir will become the first airline based in mainland Africa to operate the aircraft type.

AerCap is the world’s largest Airbus A320neo Family lessor, with 325 owned and on order.

Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWBB (SU-GFJ) (msn 9473) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 948824.

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Jazeera Airways arrives in London

Delivered on October 18, 2019

Jazeera Airways nonstop service from Kuwait to London (Gatwick) daily started on October 27, 2019.

The new service is being operated with brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Jazeera Airways Airbus A320-251N WL 9K-CBB (msn 9002) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 948002.

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SAS increases flights to the Faroes

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-ROD (msn 7755) LHR (SPA). Image: 940345.

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS has made this announcement:

During winter season, SAS will expand capacity of its Faroe Islands route by 41 percent. At the same time RNP landings have led to more stable operation of the route despite difficult weather conditions. The Faroe Islands continue to be a central investment and venture for SAS, who are set to operate the route with the new Airbus A320neo, the market’s quietest and fuel-efficient aircraft.

From October 27, SAS will operate with six flights a week between Denmark and the Faroes, equivalent to a capacity increase over winter of 41% compared to last winter.

During peak season, there are nine weekly flights on the route, and SAS is now offering more than 125,000 seats between Vágar Airport and Copenhagen Airport annually.

RNP and A320neo ensure stable product

Since March, SAS has been successfully operating with RNP landing system (Required Navigation Performance) on flights to the Faroes. This has helped ensure a more stable operation and regularity of the route.

“The Faroe Islands can be a difficult place to fly to, but with access to equipment such as RNP which makes it easier to take off and land in weather conditions such as dense fog, we have a really strong product on the route and the same opportunity as our competitors. In the summer season we have 11 instances*, in which RNP was crucial for us to be able to land,” says Johan Laurberg Lund Kofoed.

SAS operates the route with the Airbus A320neo, the market’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, which reduces CO2 emissions by up to 18 percent. At the same time, noise levels are up to 50 percent lower.

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A320-251N WL SE-ROD (msn 7755) LHR (SPA). Image: 940345.

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British Airways to become first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on flights within the UK from 2020

British Airways Airbus A320-251N WL G-TTNJ (msn 8772) LHR (SPA). Image: 946744.

British Airways has made this announcement:

From January 2020, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK.

All customers flying within the UK next year on flights operated by British Airways will have the carbon emissions from their flights offset by the airline and invested in carbon reduction projects around the world*. These quality assured projects will include renewable energy, protection of rainforests and reforestation programmes.

The airline operates up to 75 flights a day between London and 10 UK cities, including Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Isle of Man, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast City, Inverness and Jersey. British Airways’ domestic emissions total around 400,000 tonnes of C02 a year.

Today’s announcement comes as British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), became the first airline group worldwide to commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, contributing to both the UK Government’s commitment to a net zero carbon economy by 2050 and the United Nations’ objective to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. IAG’s emissions’ goal will be achieved through numerous environmental initiatives, including investing more than US $400m in the development of sustainable aviation fuels over the next 20 years.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and Chief Executive, said: “British Airways is determined to play its part in reducing aviation’s CO2 emissions. To solve such a multi-faceted issue requires a multi-faceted response and this initiative further demonstrates our commitment to a sustainable future. It also follows our announcement to partner with renewable fuels company, Velocys, to build a facility which converts household and commercial waste into renewable sustainable jet fuel to power our fleet.”

While customers on UK domestic flights will not need to offset their emissions, those travelling further afield can also reduce their impact on the environment by using British Airways’ carbon offsetting tool. The carbon tool enables customers to calculate their emissions and then invest in carbon reduction projects including high quality forestry and renewable energy projects in Peru, Sudan and Cambodia**.

Using the tool, which can be accessed on https://www.pureleapfrog.org/ba/carbon_zero, a customer will pay around £1 to offset a return flight from London to Madrid, travelling in economy, while from London to New York in business class will cost around £15.***

* British Airways is investing in Verified Carbon Standard projects.

**British Airways’ offset scheme is operated through the airline’s partnership with not-for-profit organisation Pure Leapfrog. For more information on the carbon reduction projects, visit: https://www.pureleapfrog.org/ba

***While customers travelling on domestic flights’ carbon emissions are offset for them, customers flying outside of the UK can choose to pay to offset their emissions. Examples of pricing are shown below:

Journey Cost to offset
London to Madrid (economy) £ 1
London to New York (economy) £ 5
London to New York (business) £ 15
London to Los Angeles (economy) £ 8
London to Los Angeles (business) £ 24
London to Hong Kong (business) £ 26


Customers can find a link to the carbon calculator at https://www.pureleapfrog.org/ba/carbon_zero

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Airbus): British Airways Airbus A320-251N WL G-TTNJ (msn 8772) LHR (SPA). Image: 946744.

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Frontier announces 15 nonstop routes from Newark Liberty International Airport

"O'Malley, the Mallard Duck", delivered on July 26, 2019

Frontier Airlines has announced new low-cost service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with 15 nonstop routes, including two international destinations: Cancun**, Mexico and Punta Cana**, Dominican Republic.

The new routes include the only low-cost, nonstop options from EWR to Cancun**, Mexico; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Miami; Punta Cana**, Dominican Republic; Phoenix; Raleigh, N.C., and San Juan**.

In addition, Frontier will offer the only nonstop, cross-country option to Ontario, Calif., opening an affordable, convenient option for travel to the Los Angeles area.

Frontier’s flights from Newark will operate entirely outside the delay prone afternoon hours.

New routes from EWR beginning Nov. 14, 2019:





McCarran International Airport (LAS)



Tuesday, Wednesday

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Twice Daily


Tuesday, Wednesday

Miami International Airport (MIA)


(Twice Daily eff. Dec. 10, 2019)


Tuesday, Wednesday

San Juan Airport (SJU)**



Tuesday, Wednesday

New routes from EWR beginning Dec. 10, 2019:





Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)



Tuesday, Wednesday

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)



Tuesday, Wednesday

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)



Tuesday, Wednesday

Service to Palm Beach is seasonal, frequency and times are subject to change.

New routes from EWR beginning March and April 2020 with tickets going on sale at a later date:


Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)**

Cancun International Airport (CUN)**

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Frontier operates over 90 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S.

With over 150 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America. Frontier’s young fleet also ensures that the company keeps fares low and that customers will enjoy a pleasant and reliable experience flying with the airline.

Top Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N356FR (msn 9065) (O’Malley, the Mallard Duck) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947357.

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Frontier to quadruple its Miami flight schedule this fall

"Choo, the Pika"

Frontier Airlines has announced that in November it will expand its schedule at Miami International Airport by a total of 28 weekly flights and six additional routes, bringing its total weekly departures to 57.

Its new Miami schedule will include three weekly flights to Hartford/Springfield and three weekly flights to San Juan beginning November 14, in addition to four weekly flights to Boston starting November 15 – three first-time routes by Frontier from MIA. Frontier will also launch four daily flights to Detroit starting November 15, as well as bring back daily service to New York LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare on November 14.

This news comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that Frontier will begin daily service from MIA to Las Vegas on September 10, followed by four weekly flights to both Cincinnati and Cleveland on October 10.

Frontier currently operates 14 weekly flights from MIA: daily flights to Denver; four weekly flights to Philadelphia; and three weekly flights to Atlanta. After launching into the Miami market in 2014, Frontier has become MIA’s fifth-busiest passenger airline, carrying more than 725,000 total passengers in 2018.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N331FR (msn 8239) (Choo, the Pika) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947123.

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easyJet to launch six new winter routes for Winter 2019/2020

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHY (msn 8920) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946991.

easyJet has announced that it will launch six new routes for this winter from the UK.

The new routes are;

  • Manchester to Hurghada (Egypt), Rovaniemi (Lapland) and Verona (Italy)
  • Belfast to Marrakech
  • Bristol to Hurghada
  • Liverpool to Tenerife

The new route to Hurghada starts on October 30, 2019 and will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Verona flights will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays commencing October 28, 2019 on an A320 aircraft.

Flights to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus start on November 21, 2019 operating twice a week on Monday and Thursdays.

The new route from Bristol Airport to Hurghada will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter and flights will begin operating from October 30, 2019.

Flights from Belfast International Airport to Marrakech will take off from October 30, 2019 and operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter.

easyJet’s new route from Liverpool to Tenerife starts on October 30, 2019 and will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Top Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHY (msn 8920) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946991.

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