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Finnair wet leases an Airbus A330 from Air Italy for its Chicago and Miami routes for the rest of October

2nd A330, ex A7-ACD, delivered June 2, 2018

Finnair will wet lease an Airbus A330 aircraft and crew from Air Italy for its Chicago and Miami routes for the period of October 12-31, 2019.

One of Finnair’s long-haul aircraft was damaged at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on September 25 when a high loader accidentally hit it. With the wet lease from Air Italy, Finnair ensures that flights to Chicago and Miami can be operated normally while the damaged aircraft is being repaired.

Air Italy aircraft and crew will be operating Finnair flights to Chicago and Miami as follows:

  • All flights between Helsinki and Chicago (AY09/AY10) from Oct 12 to Oct 29. Finnair has four weekly return flights between Helsinki and Chicago, the flight days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Five return flights between Helsinki and Miami (AY07/AY08) on the following dates: Oct 14, Oct 16, Oct 21, Oct 23 and Oct 30.

The wet leased aircraft from Air Italy has 24 full-flat seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class, all with a seat-back inflight entertainment system. With the wet lease, the cockpit and cabin crew come from Air Italy, and the flights will have two Finnair cabin crew members on board to support the delivery of Finnair’s customer service concept.

Finnair contacts customers with bookings on the flights to be operated with the wet leased aircraft directly to inform them of the change in carrier. Customers can cancel their flight or change the departure date due to the change in carrier. Cancellations or changes can be made by contacting Finnair customer service.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airlines): Air Italy (3rd) Airbus A330-202 EI-GGP (msn 521) MXP (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 942618.

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Level to add two Airbus A330-200s to its fleet

Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942833.

International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline brand, Level, is expanding its fleet with two additional Airbus A330-200s, for delivery in 2019, taking its total order for the type to seven.

This latest firm order comes less than 12 months after IAG purchased the last batch of three A330-200s. They are configured with 314 seats, 21 premium economy and 293 economy.

Level currently operates two A330-200s from Barcelona, soon to be three, and one from Paris Orly, where it commenced services earlier this month. A second A330-200 will join the Paris fleet later this summer.

Both Barcelona and Paris will receive one of the new A330-200s being delivered in 2019 bringing a total of four aircraft in Barcelona and three in Paris.

Level began operations in June 2017 with two new A330-200s flying from Barcelona to four destinations in the Americas.

The A330 is one of the world’s bestselling, most efficient and versatile widebody aircraft. With best in class operating economics, it is the benchmark product for the growing low cost long-haul model worldwide.

To date the A330 Family has won over 1,700 orders with over 1,370 currently flying with more than 110 operators worldwide. With an operational reliability of 99.4 percent and various product enhancements, the A330 Family is the most cost-efficient and capable widebody aircraft to date.

Top Copyright Photo: Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942833.

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Level to move Bay Area service from Oakland to San Francisco

Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) BCN (Tony Storck). Image: 941917.

Level is moving its twice-weekly Barcelona – Oakland service to San Francisco. The change will occur on October 28, 2018 according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOY (msn 1784) BCN (Tony Storck). Image: 941917.

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Air Italy’s first Milan – Miami flight takes off from Malpensa

Air Italy's first Airbus A330-200

Air Italy’s first flight from Milan (Malpensa) to Miami took off today (June 8). This follows last week’s launch of daily service to New York (JFK). The new route is being operated with newly acquired Airbus A330-200s.

The next new international route will be from Milan (Malpensa) to Bangkok starting on September 9, 2018. It will be operated four days a week.

Air Italy is full owned by AQA Holdings (51% Alisarda and 49% Qatar Airways).

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Italy): Air Italy (3rd) Airbus A330-202 EI-GFX (msn 571) ISS (Marco Finelli). Image: 942229.

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Jet Airways to connect Mumbai and Manchester

Jet Airways Airbus A330-202 VT-JWP (msn 947) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 937747.

Jet Airways has announced that beginning November 5, 2018, it will launch its first nonstop service between Mumbai and Manchester. This new service is the first nonstop service connecting India, via its economic capital with Manchester, the third largest city in the UK.

Jet Airways will deploy its wide body A330-200 with 254 seating for the service, which will operate for four days every week including Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Manchester will become the 21st international addition to the Jet Airways network and with the introduction of this new flight – the carrier’s 5th nonstop service to/from the UK, Jet Airways will also become the largest carrier between Mumbai and the UK.

The new service will complement the carrier’s existing thrice daily, non-stop services between Mumbai – London Heathrow, and a daily service between Delhi – London Heathrow. The launch of the new service comes one year after the airline launched 3 new international services last year on October 29, 2017 to Amsterdam, Paris and London from Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai respectively.

Jet Airways’ flight 9W 130 will depart from Mumbai at 0230 hrs (Local time) and will arrive in Manchester’s Terminal 2 at 0755 hrs (Local time). The return flight, 9W 129 will depart from Manchester at 0935 hrs (Local time) and arrive in Mumbai’s Terminal 2 at 0040 hrs (Local time).

Copyright Photo: Jet Airways Airbus A330-202 VT-JWP (msn 947) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 937747.

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Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus team up to give Mileage Plan members more flights to Europe, Aer Lingus comes to Seattle

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-202 EI-DAA (msn 397) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 907081.

Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus announced a broad partnership that will provide Mileage Plan members more ways to earn and redeem miles to Europe. The carriers will begin interline availability across their respective networks starting in April. Alaska Mileage Plan members will be able to earn and redeem miles on Aer Lingus flights and Aer Lingus AerClub members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Alaska, starting at a later date.

Aer Lingus currently serves Dublin from 13 cities in North America, including from Alaska’s gateway cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and – starting May 18 – nonstop from Seattle/Tacoma.

Aer Lingus will fly Airbus A330-200 wide body aircraft on its new route from Seattle/Tacoma to Dublin. Since Dublin airport has its own U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, passengers and their luggage will be pre-cleared in Ireland before departure, with no need to go through passport control on arrival in Seattle.

Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland, founded in 1936. It operates 63 aircraft on more than 100 routes to destinations in the U.K., Europe and North America and carries more than 12 million guests per annum. Aer Lingus is Ireland’s only 4-Star airline, awarded by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization. Its mission is to connect Ireland to the world and to become the leading value carrier operating across the North Atlantic. Its home base is Dublin Airport. Aer Lingus is a member of International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world’s largest airline groups.

Copyright Photo: Aer Lingus Airbus A330-202 EI-DAA (msn 397) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 907081.

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Alitalia to drop the Rome – Beijing route

Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Airbus A330-202 I-EJGA (msn 825) FCO (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 938737.

Alitalia (Rome), as part of its cost-cutting strategy, will drop the underperforming Rome (Fiumicino) – Beijing route on March 25. The route is currently being operated four days a week with Airbus A330-200 aircraft according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Alitalia (3rd) (Societa Aerea Italiana) Airbus A330-202 I-EJGA (msn 825) FCO (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 938737.

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