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Alaska Airlines repaints its first ex-Virgin America Airbus A320

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) has started the re-painting process of the Virgin America fleet.

Alaska has just departed from being “Proudly All Boeing” (the inscription on the nose of their Boeing fleet).

Alaska Airlines has released photos of the first former Virgin America Airbus A320 to be repainted – the pictured A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800).

Photos Alaska Airlines.

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Joon unveils new destinations

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Joon (Air France) has unveiled its seven new medium-haul and long-haul destinations on departure from Paris-CDG – Rome, Naples, Oslo, Istanbul, Cairo, Cape Town and Tehran.

Joon took off for the first time on December 2 to Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Porto.

Europe at your feet as from March 25, 2018 starting at 39 euros including tax*!

  • Istanbul (Turkey): 7 weekly flights
  • Naples (Italy): 14 weekly flights
  • Oslo (Norway): 18 weekly flights
  • Rome (Italy): 49 weekly flights

On departure from Paris-CDG, Joon will fly to its medium-haul destinations by Airbus A320 (174 seats) and A321 (212 seats). In Business class, Joon offers a free meal, snacks and beverages! In Economy class, customers choose from a free selection of beverages at any time of the day. Want something more substantial?  Sweet or savoury? Joons delights its customers’ taste buds with a selection of tasty treats and organic snacks sold on board by the crew. During the flight, the company’s customers have free access to YouJoon, the in-flight streaming system on their own smartphone, tablet or laptop.

The world’s your oyster as from spring 2018!

  • Cairo (Egypt): 7 weekly flights as from 25 March 2018 starting at €149 including tax**
  • Cape Town (South Africa): 3 weekly flights as from 1st April 2018 starting at €279 including tax**
  • Tehran (Iran): 3 weekly flights as from 2 April 2018 starting at €149 including tax***

On departure from Paris-CDG, Business, Premium Economy and Economy customers will benefit from new cabins on board the Airbus A340s equipped with the latest-generation individual touch-screens to enjoy some one hundred films.

Joon’s Business customers will enjoy a free catering offer, from starter to dessert, including snacks. In Premium Economy and Economy class, one or even two meals will be offered on the longest flights. In addition, Joon will offer a selection of gourmet products as a paid option.

In total, for the 2018 summer season, Joon will fly to 13 destinations with 228 flights a week from Paris-CDG – Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, Lisbon, Naples, Oslo, Porto and Rome on the medium-haul network and Fortaleza, Cairo, Cape Town, Mahé and Tehran on the long-haul network.

Route Map:

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Joon is the new generation travel experience by Air France. The company has been designed to meet the expectations of new generations of travellers. On the schedule: flexibility, personalized and tailor-made services. Joon is for anyone who wants to enjoy a new kind of travel experience.

Initially six Airbus A320-200s have been assigned to the subsidiary.

Watch a new Joon episode – behind the scenes of the first Airbus A320 cabin configuration 

* One-way fare including tax, excluding baggage, on sale until 06 December 2017, for flights between 25 March and 6 May and between 14 May and 24 June 2018.
** One-way fare including tax, excluding baggage.
*** One way-fare including tax, including baggage, on sale until 13 December 2017, for flights between 7 May and 30 June 2018.

Photos: Joon (Air France).

 

German newcomer Sundair’s first two Airbus A320s are painted

Sundair is a new German charter airline based in Stralsund in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Starting in 2017, Sundair will fly to popular holiday destinations around the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea.

The new airline has acquired two Airbus A320-214s (D-ASEE, msn 4953 and D-ASEF, msn 4974) which are being prepared by Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi.

On July 12, 2017 the company made this announcement and issued these images (above):

In the coming days, our two aircraft, which are currently still in Abu Dhabi, will fly to Germany.

The new airline is planning to commence operations later this summer.

All images by Sundair.

 

Viva Air commits to 50 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

Named "Helena", delivered May 4, 2012

Viva Air, the Latin America low cost carrier group owned by Irelandia Aviation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 50 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 35 A320neo and 15 A320ceo. The agreement paves the way for the group’s airlines VivaColombia and Viva Air Peru to base its fleet renewal and network growth on the A320 Family.

 

Viva Air recently launched Viva Air Peru, the sister airline of VivaColombia. Medellin-based VivaColombia operates nine A320 aircraft and Lima-based Viva Air Peru currently operates two, all with a capacity of 180 seats.

Viva Air Peru Route Map:

Viva Air is a Panamanian headquartered group created by Irelandia Aviation and led by Declan Ryan. Irelandia has successfully developed six low cost carriers around the world, namely Allegiant, Ryanair, Tigerair, VivaAerobus, VivaColombia and most recently Viva Air Peru. Combined, the airlines have a fleet of more than 420 aircraft and have carried over a billion passengers.

Copyright Photo: VivaColombia (VivaColombia.com) Airbus A320-214 HK-4817 (msn 1725) MIA (Tony Storck). Image: 930978.

 

JetSmart of Chile takes delivery of its first Airbus A320, will start operations on July 25, 2017

At 06:30 am (local time) on a foggy June 15, 2017, the first Airbus A320 landed at Santiago (SCL) on runway 17L. This is the first aircraft of Chilean ultra low-cost carrier JetSmart.

The pictured A320-232 (msn 7595) is registered as CC-AWA and is owned by GY Aviation Lease 1701 Co., Limited.

Above Photo: Alvaro Romero.

The livery depicts a Southern Peregrine Falcon and is named “Halcon Peregrino Austral” on the nose (above). The design came from a social media contest. The winner was Andrés Segall, from Santiago, who proposed as the name “Akori”, a word that translates as peregrine falcon.

The start-up was founded and is funded by US-based Indigo Partners, a private equity firm that has been involved with the formation and operation of Frontier Airlines (2nd), Tigerair, Volaris and Wizz Air.

Currently JetSmart is in the process of obtaining its AOC from the Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics, DGAC, in order to comply with all regulations and safety requirements.

Update:

JetSmart announced on July 6 2017 that it is now selling tickets for its first flights:

July 25: Calama (12 flights per week)

July 31: Antofagasta (12 flights per week)
August 7: La Serena (5 flights per week)
August 14: Concepción (10 flights per week)
August 21: Copiapó (7 flights per week)
September 14: Puerto Montt (5 flights per week)
September 25: Temuco (5 flights per week)
Also, there are some inter-regional routes:
September 28: Antofagasta-La Serena (3 flights per week)
August 14: Calama-Concepción (3 flights per week)
August 15: Concepción-Antofagasta (3 flights per week)
October 2: Concepción-Puerto Montt (5 flights per week)
Finally, the AOC was obtained from local DGAC Chile on June 23, 2017.

 

Photos and information supplied by Alvaro Romero reporting from Santaigo, Chile or JetSmart.

Lufthansa wishes Munich Airport a Happy 25th Birthday

Lufthansa issued this statement:

“Happy Birthday!  25 Years Munich Airport.” This is the branded message a Lufthansa Airbus will be carrying throughout Europe. The plane can also be seen on Saturday, May 20 during Family Day – the airport’s big birthday celebration suitable for the whole family. The message will stay on the Airbus A320-214 with the registration D-AIUQ (msn 6947) until fall. “We have chosen this unusual birthday greeting because we are celebrating a shared 25-year success story. The growth of Lufthansa in Munich is closely connected with that of the airport. Such a close partnership is unique worldwide,” says Wilken Bormann, CEO of Hub Munich.

Shared history

The partnership between Lufthansa and Munich Airport goes back to the very beginning. On May 17, 1992 a Lufthansa Boeing 737 was the last aircraft to depart from the airport in Riem, shortly before 11:00 PM. The following morning, two Lufthansa planes, named “Erding” and “Freising”, landed at the same time on the south and north runways of Munich Airport. The first plane to takeoff at the new airport also bore the Lufthansa logo: on the next day, at 5:59 AM, a Boeing 747 took off on an Alpine scenic flight carrying honored guests.

The first steps in developing the future Lufthansa hub in Munich were taken as early as in1995 with the deployment of two long-haul Airbus A340 aircraft. Three years later, the Lufthansa management board approved the airline’s involvement in what would eventually become Terminal 2. For the first time, an airline and an airport were planning, financing, and building a terminal together. The terminal building opened in 2003, fully tailoring to the needs of transfer passengers. Terminal 2 laid the foundation for more rapid development at the Munich Hub. Just one year after opening, it hosted its ten millionth passenger. In 2010, the supervisory boards of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and Lufthansa approved an expansion in the form of a satellite building, which opened in April 2016. Since then, Terminal 2 has the capacity to handle 36 million passengers. Another milestone followed in February 2017 – as Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed the first A350. In the future, 15 of these most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft will be based at the Munich Lufthansa hub. Shortly afterwards, the next joint success followed: Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 was named the best terminal in the world at the London Skytrax Institute’s 2017 World Airport Awards.

Photo: Lufthansa.