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Volaris helps to promote the new release of Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO MAX

Promoting Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO MAX

Volaris has added promotional decals on this Airbus A320neo for the release of WW84 on HBO MAX.

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Top Copyright Photo: Volaris Airbus A320-271N WL N530VL (msn 7553) LAX (James Helbock). Image: 952372.

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Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt starts operations

The new Terminal 1 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER) was opened on October 31 with the landing of the first two aircraft operated by easyJet and Lufthansa. Upon arrival, the passengers, including easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren and Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr, were welcomed in Terminal 1 by the head of the airport company, Engelbert Lütke Daldrup. The symbolic opening act took place in a small circle and was also attended by the Minister-President of the State of Brandenburg, Dietmar Woidke, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Andreas Scheuer MdB, and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the airport company, Rainer Bretschneider. The first commercial flights will arrived at Terminal 1 in the evening, while the first easyJet flight to London Gatwick will departed from here in the morning of November 1.

BER boasts excellent transport links. In addition to a dedicated motorway connection, a new six-track railway station under Terminal 1 ensures direct access to rail services. The station had previously already been commissioned on 25 October 2020. It is expected that around two thirds of passengers will reach the airport by train. Numerous bus lines also connect the airport with Berlin and the surrounding area at frequent intervals.

The airport covers a total area of 1,470 hectares, the equivalent of around 2,000 football pitches. Terminals 1 and 2 are located between the two parallel runways, while Terminal 5, the former Schönefeld Airport, is in the northern area. The two runways can be operated independently. In addition to the northern runway, which has been the main runway used so far, flights will also be operated from the southern runway starting from November 4.

The new airport concentrates all air traffic in the German capital region in one location with a total capacity of over 40 million passengers per year. Around 25 million passengers can be handled at Terminal 1. This means that sufficient capacity is available at Germany’s third largest airport location. More passengers are expected to board and disembark at BER than at any other location in Germany. This modern infrastructure will allow for a significant increase in long-haul services and connecting traffic in the future.

"Hauptstadtflieger" ("Capital City Plane") for the first LH flight to new Berlin Airport (BER) from MUC

Above Copyright Photo: Lufthansa Airbus A320-271N WL D-AINZ (msn 9442) (Hauptstadtflieger – BER) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 951788.

 

Swiss International Air Lines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

"Engelberg", 1st A320neo, delivered on February 20, 2020

Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft (HB-JDA) at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo Family aircraft ordered by Swiss International Air Lines.

Photo: Airbus.

The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new-generation engines, Sharklets and cabin efficiency enablers, which together deliver 20% fuel savings. With more than 7,300 orders received from over 110 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60% share of the market.

Top Copyright Photo: Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A320-271N WL HB-JDA (msn 9246) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 949161.

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Spirit Airlines to move its Operational Control Center from Miramar, FL to the Nashville area

Delivered on February 2, 2019

Spirit Airlines has made this announcement:

America’s fastest-growing airline is expanding behind the scenes to support its growing operation and set the stage for future expansion. Spirit Airlines will bolster network resiliency and reduce hurricane and tropical storm risk by bringing more than 240 Team Members from its Operational Control Center (OCC) in Miramar, Fla., to a nearly 49,000-square-foot facility in Williamson County, Tennessee. The transition is scheduled to be completed by early 2021, and Spirit also plans to add nearly 100 more positions at the OCC over the next five years.

The OCC controls round-the-clock flight operations for more than 650 flights each day across the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Team Members are responsible for flight dispatch, crew scheduling, maintenance control, aircraft routing, air traffic control coordination, Guest solutions and more. Spirit’s operations team is instrumental in the airline’s commitment to invest in the Guest experience and deliver the Best Value in the Sky. Spirit secured industry acclaim as the country’s most on-time Low Cost Airline by Flight Global, as well as international recognition as the Low Cost Airline of the Year at the CAPA World Aviation Summit and Air Transport World’sValue Airline of the Year. Spirit’s OCC team efforts have helped the airline achieve among the best on-time performance for the past two years.

The Music City came out on top in a nationwide search due to its geographic location, business climate and growing aviation sector. Spirit started Nashville service in October 2019 with new nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Las Vegas (LAS), New Orleans (MSY), Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA). Soon, Nashville gets even More Go with the upcoming launch of nonstop flights to Austin (AUS), Newark (EWR), Los Angeles (LAX) and Cancun (CUN).

More than 700 of Spirit’s Miramar-based Team Members will move into the airline’s new corporate headquarters (below) scheduled to open near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in 2022. The airline also plans to add an additional 225 positions at the new HQ to support Spirit’s expanding domestic and international operations.

 

The OCC move coincides with Spirit’s plan to double its all-Airbus fleet to about 300 aircraft over the next five years. The airline recently finalized an order for the delivery of 100 new Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft through 2027.

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL N907NK (msn 8275) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 949114.

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JetSmart launches new routes to Colombia

First A320neo, delivered on October 5, 2019

JetSmart announced the launch of twice-weekly nonstop routes from Santiago, Chile, to Colombia. The direct flights will link SCL airport with the cities of Cali from December 20, 2019, and capital city of Bogotá from January 9, 2020, transforming Colombia into the fourth country where the ULCC airline will fly from Chile (joining Argentina, Perú and Brazil).

Alvaro Romero reporting from Chile.

Top Copyright Photo: JetSmart (Chile) Airbus A320-271N WL CC-AWJ (msn 9194) (Colibri de Arica) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 947834.

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Bloomberg: IndiGo prepares for another “large” Airbus order

New Airbus A320neo, will become VT-ITY

IndiGo is in discussions with Airbus for another large aircraft order according to Bloomberg. Read the full article: CLICK HERE

 

Top Copyright Photo: IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL F-WWBZ (VT-ITY) (msn 6946) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 939495.

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Cathay Pacific agrees to acquire Hong Kong Express (HK Express)

Third Airbus A320neo, delivered on March 15, 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways has issued this statement:

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited on March 27, 2019 announced it has reached agreement to acquire Hong Kong Express Holding Company Limited for HK$4.93 billion, comprising (i) a cash consideration of HK$2.25 billion payable in cash; and (ii) a non-cash consideration of HK$2.68 billion settled through the issue and novation of promissory loan notes.

Completion is conditional upon certain conditions being fulfilled, including clearances required from relevant competition authorities, consents under relevant contracts of HKE and the termination or variation of certain arrangements between HKE and its related parties.

The performance of the Seller’s obligations under the Share Purchase Agreement is guaranteed by the Seller’s Guarantor.

Upon completion of the Transaction on or before December 31, 2019, HKE will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific.

For more information: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo (all others by HK Express): HK Express Airbus A320-271N WL B-LCN (msn 7512) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940421.

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Spirit Airlines adds more routes from Jacksonville

Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL N904NK (msn 7094) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 943773.

Spirit Airlines is doubling down on Jacksonville, Florida before its first flight from there ever takes off!

Beginning February 14, 2019, Spirit will begin daily nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

This announcement comes after Spirit announced in September that it would be bringing its ultra-low fares to Jacksonville for the first time with daily nonstop service to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) starting December 20, 2018.

Jacksonville (JAX) to/from Starts: Frequency:
Fort Lauderdale February 14, 2019 Daily
Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Chicago – O’Hare (ORD) December 20, 2018 Daily
Detroit (DTW) December 20, 2018 Daily

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL N904NK (msn 7094) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 943773.

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Vueling introduces a “We love places” logo jet for its advertising campaign

"We love places", delivered on October 29, 2018

Vueling’s fourth Airbus A320neo (EC-NAJ) has been painted in a special “We love places” color scheme.
McCann Barcelona has been commissioned to run the new Vueling advertising campaign that connects the interests of people with the possibilities offered by the airline’s destinations.
Under the concept “We Love Places”, Vueling launches a campaign that shows the new tendency to connect with the authentic and genuine reality of cities.
The campaign revolves around the idea that there is no longer a single way to travel to the same place. The same destination can be lived from many perspectives.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Vueling Airlines (Vueling.com) Airbus A320-271N WL EC-NAJ (msn 8510) (We love places) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 944344.
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Qingdao Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo aircraft

Airbus A320neo for Qingdao Airlines

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Qingdao Airlines celebrated delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines.  Pratt & Whitney will also provide Qingdao Airlines with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. Qingdao Airlines is the eighth GTF engine operator in China.

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Qingdao Airlines, founded in 2013 and headquartered in Qingdao, Shangdong, China, announced its selection of the GTF engine to power an order of 18 firm A320neo family aircraft in November 2016.  The airline offers domestic and international flight services to destinations across China and Northeast Asia.

Top Copyright Photo: Qingdao Airlines Airbus A320-271N WL D-AXAH (B-302P) (msn 8478) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 943666.

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