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Air Canada to increase service to Paris from Montreal and Toronto for Summer 2020

Air Canada Airbus A330-343 C-GFAF (msn 277) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 948446.

Air Canada today announced that it will increase service to Paris from Montreal and Toronto for the upcoming summer season. Between July 2 and August 28, 2020 Air Canada will operate three additional flights per week from Montreal and four additional flights from Toronto to Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport.

Between July 2 and August 28, 2020 Air Canada will operate three additional flights per week from Montreal and four additional flights from Toronto to Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

 

The additional flights will be operated with Air Canada’s Airbus A330-300 fleet, featuring Signature Class, including lie flat suites in business and Air Canada Signature Service, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. From Montreal, the third daily flight will operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between July 2 and August 27, 2020. From Toronto, Air Canada will offer a second daily flight on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between July 3 and August 28, 2020.

Montreal to Paris between July 2-August 27, 2020:

 

Flight

From

To

Departs

Arrives

Days of Operation

AC884

Montreal (YUL)

Paris (CDG)

17:50

06:30 +1 day

Daily

AC870

Montreal (YUL)

Paris (CDG)

20:50

09:45 +1 day

Daily

AC810

Montreal (YUL)

Paris (CDG)

21:55

10:50 +1 day

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

AC871

Paris (CDG)

Montreal (YUL)

10:55

12:20

Daily

AC885

Paris (CDG)

Montreal (YUL)

14:45

16:30

Daily

AC811

Paris (CDG)

Montreal (YUL)

17:00

18:45

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

 

Toronto to Paris between July 3-August 28, 2020:

 

Flight

From

To

Departs

Arrives

Days of Operation

AC880

Toronto (YYZ)

Paris (CDG)

19:30

08:40 +1 day

Daily

AC812

Toronto (YYZ)

Paris (CDG)

21:30

10:50 +1 day

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

AC881

Paris (CDG)

Toronto (YYZ)

13:00

15:05

Daily

AC813

Paris (CDG)

Toronto (YYZ)

17:00

19:00

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada Airbus A330-343 C-GFAF (msn 277) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 948446.

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South African Airways cancels flights today and tomorrow due to a strike

Delivered on December 1, 2016

South African Airways (SAA) made this announcement for today and tomorrow:

South African Airways operations affected by industrial action. SAA has cancelled all domestic, regional and international flights for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16.

Additionally it issued this statement:

South African Airways (SAA) regrets to advise all customers that we been served with notification by the South African Airways Cabin Crew Association (SACAA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) of their intention to embark on a strike effective Friday, 15 November 2019.

It is expected that the strike would cause maximum disruptions to SAA operations; therefore, in the best interest of protecting our customers and their travel plans, we have taken the decision to cancel all domestic, regional, and international flights on Friday 15 November 2019 and Saturday 16 November 2019, with the exception of a few international flights. Customers are requested not to travel to their departure airport unless in possession of a rebooked itinerary.

The following international flights would be operating:

Friday, November 15, 2019

DEPART ARRIVE

Maputo                   SA147      07:30        08:35

Lusaka                    SA067     07:15        09:15

Harare                    SA025      07:20       09:00

Windhoek               SA073      06:40       08:25

Accra                      SA210      09:10       16:55

Frankfurt                 SA261      20:45       08:25 next day

New York                SA204      10:40       08:15 next day

Munich                    SA265      21:05       07:40 next day

Hong Kong              SA287      23:50       07:10 next day

Perth                       SA281      23:40       04:55 next day

London                    SA235      19:00       07:05 next day

Washington             SA210      17:40       17:25 next day

The cancellations only affect flights operated by SAA. All flights operated on our partner airlines Mango, SA Express, Airlink and all codeshare partners will not be affected.

 

The following flight number ranges would operate normally:

SA1000 to SA1999

SA2000 to SA2999

SA7000 to SA7999

SA8000 to SA8999

Assistance will be provided to all ticketed customers holding a South African Airway is Ticket (only) through any SAA Contact Centre, City Ticket Office or dedicated Travel Agent with the following conditions:

– Rebook onto another South African Airways flight for any flight until 31st October 2020 at no extra charge and subject to availability in the same booking class

– If the customer no longer wishes to travel, then the booking can be cancelled and a full refund (including taxes) will be offered to the original form of payment.

– Re-routing would be permitted, Where possible rebook onto flight(s) operated by any of SAA’s Star Alliance, Codeshare and Interline Partners to transport customers to their final destination with minimal disruption.

– Change of cabin will not be permitted

– All tickets must be reissued on or before 30th November 2019.

– SAA will not be able to provide any support for Special Service Requests or Unaccompanied Minors during this period of Industrial Action

Top Copyright Photo: South African Airways Airbus A330-343 ZS-SXI (msn 1745) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 946361.

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Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Fiji Airways

"COP23 Fiji - UN Climate Change Conference Bonn 2017" markings

Finnair and Fiji Airways have agreed on a new codeshare partnership between Helsinki (HEL) and Nadi (NAN) in Fiji via three gateways served by Finnair.

Finnair’s AY code will be added to Fiji Airways’ flights between Hong Kong (HKG), Singapore (SIN), Narita (NRT) and Nadi, offering an exotic new destination for Finnair customers in the South Pacific. Finnair’s flight numbers will later be added to Fiji’s flights between San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) and Nadi, subject to applicable government approvals. With this addition, it will now be possible for Finnair customers to complete an around-the-world trip with Finnair flight numbers.

Fiji Airways’ FJ code will also be added to Finnair’s flights to Helsinki via Singapore, opening access for Fiji Airways’ customers to Finland and points beyond in Europe.

Top Copyright Photo: Fiji Airways (2nd) Airbus A330-343 DQ-FJW (msn 1692) (COP23 Fiji) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940139.

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Air China’s Airbus A330-300 B-5958 is destroyed by fire at Peking

Destroyed by fire at Peking on August 27, 2019

Air China’s pictured Airbus A330-343 B-5958 (msn 1587) was consumed and damaged beyond repair by fire that broke out reportedly in the cargo hold while parked at the Terminal 3 gate at Beijing on August 27, 2019.

The aircraft was assigned to departing flight CA 183 bound for Tokyo (Haneda).

Passengers and crew members that were boarding the aircraft when the fire erupted were able to safely evacuate the aircraft.

Report by Jacdec on Twitter:

Top Copyright Photo: Air China Airbus A330-343 B-5958 (msn 1587) PEK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947418.

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TAP Portugal retires its last Airbus A330-300

Type Retired: July 13, 2019 (flight TP22 Salvador - Lisbon with CS-TOX)

TAP Portugal – Air Portugal has operated its last Airbus A330-300 revenue flight. The type has been replaced with newer Airbus aircraft.

The pictured Airbus A330-300 CS-TOX operated flight TP22 from Salvador, Brazil to the Lisbon hub on July 12, 2019, arriving the next day in Lisbon.

The fleet is being sold to Air Canada.

Copyright Photo: TAP Portugal – Air Portugal Airbus A330-343 CS-TOX (msn 1015) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104943.

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Lufthansa Group reverses course, Brussels Airlines will not now be integrated into Eurowings

"BIZ class on board"

Lufthansa Group is announcing major changes, especially those concerning the Eurowings brand. The plan to integrate Brussels Airlines into Eurowings has been a failure (several Brussels Airlines aircraft have been repainted into Eurowings colors and were operating under the Eurowings brand). Brussels Airlines will now stand alone under it own brand and will now be aligned with the other network airlines (Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian).

Here is the full announcement:

  • Eurowings to focus on short-haul services in future
  • Commercial responsibility for Eurowings long-haul services to be transferred to the Network Organization in future
  • Re-orientation of Brussels Airlines: closer alignment with Network Airlines; integration into Eurowings will not be further pursued
  • Change in dividend policy to enable shareholders to participate more in the Group’s success

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG is informing investors and analysts about the further development of its airline strategy. The planned actions should sustainably enhance Lufthansa Group’s value creation. A key element is a comprehensive set of measures to turn around Eurowings, which should be returned to profit as swiftly as possible and sustainably generate value for shareholders.

To enable shareholders to participate more substantially in the Group’s results, the current dividend policy shall be changed. In future, 20 to 40% of the Group’s net income should be regularly distributed to shareholders. In the medium term, the Group aims to raise its free cash flow to at least EUR 1 billion a year.

Various planned actions will be presented to analysts and investors today. These include:

  • Eurowings turnaround: a clear focus on short-haul point-to-point operations
  • Eurowings long-haul: transfer of commercial responsibility to the Network Organization
  • Eurowings flight operations: less complexity and higher productivity through a reduction to one AOC in Germany
  • Eurowings fleet: standardization on the Airbus A320 family
  • Eurowings costs: a 15% reduction in unit costs (CASK) by 2022
  • Brussels Airlines: no integration into Eurowings and closer alignment to the Network Airlines (further details in the third quarter of 2019)
  • Brussels Airlines: turnaround plan in the third quarter of 2019
  • Network Airlines: innovations in sales and distribution to make a structural growth contribution to raising unit revenues by 3% by 2022
  • Network Airlines: continuous 1 to 2% annual reduction of unit costs.

“With the airlines in our Group we are excellently positioned in our home markets, which are among the strongest in the world,” says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. “Our Group’s service companies are also world leaders in their fields. We want to translate this market strength even more consistently into sustainable profitability and value creation. And it is to this end that we are presenting concrete actions today which will enhance our efficiency and generate value for our shareholders. Because we don’t just want to be Number One for our customers and our employees: we want to be the first choice for our shareholders, too.”

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (Brussels Airlines) Airbus A330-343 OO-SFL (msn 579) (BIZ class on board) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 946745.

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Aeroflot expands route network for summer 2019

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A330-343 VQ-BCU (msn 1065) LHR (SPA). Image: 946727.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has made this announcement:

This summer Aeroflot has launched new flights to more destinations in Russia and abroad.

From June 1, Aeroflot is operating five weekly flights from Moscow to Marseille, France’s second largest city and a renowned cultural and historical centre. Another destination in the Mediterranean that was added to Aeroflot’s route network is Palma de Mallorca – Aeroflot is now operating four weekly flights to the largest city of the Balearic Islands.

In addition, to support the further development of services in Asia, Aeroflot increased flight frequencies between Moscow and Seoul – from June 1, Aeroflot doubled the number of flights to the capital of South Korea. Aeroflot’s offering in the Asian market is further supported by a codesharing agreement that has been signed with Vietnam Airlines. The codesharing on both domestic and international routes began last week and aims to offer customers enhanced connectivity and seamless connections between destinations in Russia and Vietnam.

Boosting Russian citizens’ mobility remains one of Aeroflot’s key priorities. In accordance with the plan to increase the number of interregional flights that bypass Moscow, this summer Aeroflot has launched new direct flights between major cities in the south of Russia – Volgograd and Sochi, Krasnodar and Simferopol. Flights between these cities will operate on a daily basis.

Aeroflot is continuously expanding its route network and increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations. This summer Aeroflot will fly to 159 destinations in 54 countries, including 58 destinations in Russia.

Trivia by Aeroflot: Aero Gangplank, the original jet bridge, was first used at Chicago airport in 1958. Just like gangways allow people to board ships, jet bridges connect planes to airport terminals enabling passengers to comfortably embark/disembark.

Top Copyright Photo (all other photos by Aeroflot): Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A330-343 VQ-BCU (msn 1065) LHR (SPA). Image: 946727.

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