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AirAsia X is coming to Avalon Airport on December 5

AirAsia X (AirAsia.com) Airbus A330-343 9M-XXI (msn 1411) DPS (Pascal Simon). Image: 943869.

AirAsia X On December 5, 2018 will launch new twice-daily Australian services to Avalon Airport (AVV) from Kuala Lumpur. The first departure from Avalon Airport will be on December 5.

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AirAsia X will become the largest airline at Avalon Airport.

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Previously on February 4, 2018 AirAsia and Avalon Airport announced that AirAsia will move its Melbourne operations to Avalon Airport from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

AirAsia X Malaysia will operate twice daily flights as the first international carrier at the airport, making long-haul flying affordable for Melbourne and the Victorian region, and improving access to more than 130 destinations in Asia and beyond.

Flight schedule between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) and Avalon, Melbourne, Australia (AVV) commencing December 5, 2018:

 

 Note: All times listed are local unless otherwise stated, subject to government and regulatory approval. Note: Fares to/from Avalon Airport are on sale subject to regulatory approvals at this time.

Note: All times listed are local unless otherwise stated, subject to government and regulatory approval.
Note: Fares to/from Avalon Airport are on sale subject to regulatory approvals at this time.

 

A total of 500,000 international passengers are projected to move through Avalon Airport in the first year of operations.

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The move was announced at an industry event at Avalon Airport (above) with special guests including the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop, AirAsia Group CEO and AirAsia X Co-Group CEO Tony Fernandes, Founder of Linfox, Lindsay Fox AC, Executive Chairman Linfox Airports, David Fox, AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail, Minister for Industry and Employment, the Hon. Ben Carroll, Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings, and local TV personality Catriona Rowntree as master of ceremonies.

AirAsia Group CEO and AirAsia X Co-Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “This is an exciting milestone for AirAsia X. Since our inaugural flight in 2007, AirAsia X has flown over 30 million guests, including 6.1 million Australians – tourists wanting to experience amazing Australia, students from across the globe and Australians who wish to see the world. We are proud to renew our commitment to making air travel affordable for Australians with this move to Avalon, which will help us maintain our cost edge and allow us to continue offering low fares to Asean, Asia and beyond.”

He added: “Our crusade started with just two planes 16 years ago at a time when flying was only for the privileged few. We have since created jobs and careers, and turned millions of dreams into reality. I must say it hasn’t always been easy for us in Australia. The challenges thrown at us have been constant, but the joy we bring to Australians and Southeast Asians who yearn to travel has strengthened our resolve to make flying cheaper, easier and more enjoyable. We would like to thank Avalon for supporting AirAsia in helping all travellers through low fares.”

AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail said, “We are proud to be the first airline to operate international flights at Avalon Airport, connecting Melbourne and the Victorian region with Kuala Lumpur, Asia’s number one LCC hub. Melbourne and Victoria are important markets to us and this new service with 560,000 seats annually will provide a significant boost to business and tourism, including to such attractions as the Great Ocean Road. We wish to thank the relevant authorities for their tremendous support in making our move to Avalon Airport possible.”

Executive Chairman Linfox Airports, David Fox said, “This is a significant announcement and the formation of a new partnership. We anticipate around half a million international passengers will use Avalon Airport in the first year of operations. I am particularly excited about the large volumes of freight capacity that AirAsia X has on each flight. We have received great interest from exporters in the region and this now provides the perfect platform for fresh food access to Asia.”

Avalon Airport CEO, Justin Giddings said, “This is a 10-year agreement structured to accommodate AirAsia X’s significant growth. It is the first such deal in Australia, and provides a unique low-cost opportunity for people and businesses to access over 130 destinations throughout Asia. Avalon Airport is easily accessible from Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and surrounds. Low-cost flights combined with an easy airport experience makes for the perfect partnership. We’re extremely pleased to welcome AirAsia to Avalon Airport.”

Top Copyright Photo (all others by AirAsia): AirAsia X (AirAsia.com) Airbus A330-343 9M-XXI (msn 1411) DPS (Pascal Simon). Image: 943869.

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Sichuan Airlines to launch nonstop service to Copenhagen

Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330-343 B-5960 (msn 1579) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943617.

Sichuan Airlines has announced it will open the Chengdu – Copenhagen route on December 10, 2018.

The new route will operate two days a week with Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Copyright Photo (all others by Sichuan Airlines): Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330-343 B-5960 (msn 1579) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943617.

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Hainan Airlines and Aigle Azur start code-sharing flights

Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-343 B-6520 (msn 1168) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 943444.

Hainan Airlines has issued this statement:

Flight HU8267/ZI887 took off from Paris Orly Airport at 1:45 pmon September 5 Paris time, and touched down at Beijing Capital International Airport at 6:35 am on September 6 local time, marking the launch of the code-shared ParisBeijing service operated by Hainan Airlines and Aigle Azur.

The nonstop route will be serviced by an Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft six times a week (three times in each direction), including the Paris-Beijing flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the BeijingParis flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The service is the second codeshare flight launched by Hainan Airlines and Aigle Azur following the roll-out of their shared Xi’an-Paris route.

In 2018, Hainan Airlines launched the Haikou-Sydney, Shenzhen-Brussels, Beijing-Tijuana-Mexico City, Changsha-London, Shenzhen-Madrid, Shenzhen-Tianjin-Vancouver, BeijingEdinburghDublinBeijing, BeijingDublinEdinburghBeijing, Guangzhou-Tel Aviv and Shenzhen-Zurich services, among other international offerings.

Currently, Hainan Airlines and its majority-owned subsidiaries have rolled out more than 1,700 domestic and international routes from and to nearly 220 cities across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

Paris-Beijing Flight Timetable (All times are local):

Flight No.

Aircraft

Schedule

Departure
City

Departure
Time

Arrival
Time

Arrival
City

HU8267

A330

Monday

Paris

1:45 pm

6:30 am +1

Beijing

HU8267

A330

Wednesday/Friday

Paris

1:45 pm

6:35 am +1

Beijing

HU8268

A330

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday

Beijing

9:10 am

3:20 pm

Paris

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Hainan): Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-343 B-6520 (msn 1168) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 943444.

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WOW Air to start service to New Delhi, India in December

Wow Air Airbus A330-343 TF-WOW (msn 1624) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943329.

Wow Air will launch its much anticipated flight service from the U.S. to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in New Delhi, India via Iceland beginning on December 5, 2018.

To celebrate, Wow Air is offering one-way tickets to the Indian capital for $199*.

The one-way $199* sale price tickets to DEL will be available from Boston (BOS), Washington D.C./Baltimore  (BWI), New York (EWR), Chicago (ORD), Detroit (DTW), Los Angeles (LAX), and San Francisco (SFO) via Iceland (KEF).

At the end of 2018, the airline will offer service to New Delhi from Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Detroit (DTW), New York (EWR), Los Angeles (LAX), Pittsburgh (PIT), San Francisco (SFO), St. Louis (STL), and Washington D.C./Baltimore (BWI).

Wow Air will use brand new Airbus A330neo aircrafts on the Delhi route, which are outfitted with WOW premium seats offering at least 37 inches of legroom.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Wow Air): Wow Air Airbus A330-343 TF-WOW (msn 1624) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943329.

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Shenzhen Airlines to launch flights to London Heathrow

Delivered on May 29, 2018

Shenzhen Airlines on October 30, 2018 is planning to launch a long-range route from Shenzhen to London (Heathrow).

The new route will be operated three days a week with Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Shenzhen is located near Hong Kong.

The airline was established in November 1992, and operated its first flight on September 17, 1993 with Air China and Total Logistics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. as shareholders.

Top Copyright Photo: Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A330-343 F-WWYU (B-1072) (msn 1867) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 941732.

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SAS upgrades Boston to daily departures

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A330-343 LN-RKU (msn 1715) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937556.

Starting with the 2019 summer program, SAS will offer departures every day to Boston from Copenhagen. From four departures a week, SAS will fly daily.

More SAS flights to Boston. To meet growing demand from both business travelers and holidaymakers, SAS will operate daily flights starting with the 2019 summer program.

SAS will have daily departures from May 6 to September 27, 2019.

Following a short break in the winter program, the route will re-open in the summer program when demand is particularly strong.

The route re-opens on March 31, 2019 with four weekly departures. From May 6 to September 27, 2019 SAS will have daily departures from Copenhagen and Boston.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by SAS): Scandinavian Airlines-SAS Airbus A330-343 LN-RKU (msn 1715) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937556.

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Turkish Airlines posts $258 million operating net profit in the first half of 2018

Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-343 TC-LOG (msn 1651) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943019.

Turkish Airlines has made this announcement:

Turkish Airlines total revenue increased significantly during the first half of the year approximately by 30 percent compared to the same period of last year, reaching $6 billion. Thus, having displayed a remarkable growth performance in 2017, Turkish Airlines managed to increase both passenger and cargo revenue in the first half of 2018.

During the first half of the year, Turkish Airlines managed to increase net operating profit up from $17 million to $258 million, due to the increasing demand and unit revenues despite the increasing fuel prices.

In the first half of the year, EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent), which is used as a cash generation indicator, stood at $1.28 billion, with a 38 percent increase. EBITDAR margin improved by 1.5 percentage points to 21.5 percent. This value is the highest first half EBITDAR value that Turkish Airlines, that continues to be one of the most profitable airlines in the sector, has so far achieved.

During the first half of the year, total Load Factor climbed 4.3 percentage points to 80.4%, recording the highest load factor in Turkish Airlines history for the first half. During the same period, increase in total number of passengers carried, capacity (available seat kilometer) and demand (revenue per kilometer) was 18 percent, 9 percent and 16 percent, respectively, over the same period of last year. Turkish Airlines carried more than 35 million passengers during this period. According to International Air Transport Association (IATA) first five month figures, the global aviation sector realized capacity growth of 6 percent and demand growth of 7 percent.

Turkish Airlines, which continues to strengthen its identity as a leading global airline with its ever-expanding flight network and the implementation of other significant investments, currently operates flights to 49 domestic and 255 international destinations, a total of 304 destinations in 122 countries, along with Freetown, Samarkand, Krasnodar and Moroni, which have launched within this year.

The fleet of Turkish Airlines, one of the youngest and most modern in the world, operates a total of 325 aircraft, comprising 215 narrow body, 92 wide body and 18 cargo aircraft, as of today. Investing in the most advanced and environmentally friendly new generation aircraft, Turkish Airlines aims to reach a fleet of 500 aircraft by 2023.

Top Copyright Photo (All others by Turkish): Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-343 TC-LOG (msn 1651) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943019.

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