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China Airlines cancels flights due to its pilots strike

China Airlines has issued this statement:

Due to Pilot Union Strike, the latest flight information from February 8 to February 11, 2019 are as below.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 • Flight to/from TSA(Sungshan) :
   Will not be affected.

• Flights to/from RMQ(Taichung) :
Will not be affected.

• Flight Cancellation / Delays :
Date / Status
Route
2019-02-08 (Fri.)

Cancelled

CI711/712 KHH – MNL v.v.

CI933/934 KHH – HKG v.v.

CI915/916 TPE – HKG v.v.

CI023/024 TPE – ONT v.v.

CI192 TNN – KIX

CI106 TPE – NRT

CI112 TPE – HIJ

CI177 KIX – KHH

CI921 TPE – HKG

CI837 TPE – BKK

2019-02-09 (Sat.)

Cancelled

CI922 HKG – TPE

CI113 HIJ – TPE

CI838 BKK – TPE

CI933/934 KHH – HKG v.v.

CI861/862 TPE – PNH v.v.

CI935/936 KHH – HKG v.v.

CI2581 KHH – PVG

CI012 TPE – JFK

CI032 TPE – YVR

CI601/602 TPE – HKG v.v.

CI751 SIN – SUB

CI176/177 KHH – KIX v.v.

2019-02-09 (Sat.)

Delay

CI120/121 TPE – OKA v.v.

CI503/504 TPE – PVG v.v.

CI521/522 TPE – CAN v.v.

2019-02-10 (Sun.)

Cancelled

CI011 JFK – TPE

CI031 YVR – TPE

CI752 SUB – SIN

CI053 TPE – BNE(02-11) – AKL

CI055/052 TPE – SYD v.v.

CI188/189 TPE – PUS v.v.

CI861/862 TPE – PNH v.v.

CI919/920 TPE – HKG v.v.

CI927/928 TPE – HKG v.v.

CI711/712 KHH – MNL v.v.

2019-02-10 (Sun.)

Delay

CI935/936 KHH – HKG v.v.
2019-02-11 (Mon.)

Cancelled

CI054 AKL – BNE – TPE
Below Copyright Photo: China Airlines Airbus A350-941 B-18902 (msn 057) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945645.

China Airlines Airbus A350-941 B-18902 (msn 057) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945645.

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Philippine Airlines to expand its Asia network, gets ready to take delivery of a new A350 “The Love Bus”

"The Love Bus"

Philippine Airlines is expanding its Asia network with new routes to Hanoi, Phnom Penh and Delhi this spring.

The Manila – Hanoi route will start on March 31 and will operate four days a week.

Manila – Phnom Penh service will start the following day on April 1. This new route will operate five days a week.

Finally the carrier is returning to Delhi, India in April. The restored route will operate four days a week with new Airbus A321neo aircraft (below).

Philippine Airlines also made this announcement about the return of “The Love Bus”:

Philippine Airlines is slated next month to receive its 5th brand-new Airbus A350-900, the 4-Star carrier’s flagship fleet for long-haul operations to New York, London, and soon, Toronto. The sleek fuselage of the ultra-modern, long-range aircraft will showcase the “Love Bus” logo to mark the PAL-Airbus partnership now on its 40th year, and to celebrate the airline’s signature heartfelt service. Photo shows the freshly-painted PAL A350 Love Bus at the Airbus plant in Toulouse, France, proudly bearing the “kiss mark” Love Bus logo that was first unveiled on PAL’s Airbus A300B4 aircraft in 1979 and the early 1980s.
Top and Bottom Copyright Photos: Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNA (RP-C3507) (msn 280) (The Love Bus) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 945447.
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"The Love Bus"

Finnair to open new routes to Sapporo and Punta Cana for winter 2019/2020

Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWC (msn 020) HEL (Tony Storck). Image: 943564.

Finnair has made this announcement:

As part of its growth strategy, Finnair will open a new route for the winter 2019/2020 season to Sapporo, Japan. Finnair will fly the new route from December 15, 2019 to March 27, 2020 with two weekly frequencies. Sapporo is well known as a great winter and skiing destination offering stunning landscapes and fantastic winter-themed activities in a traditional Japanese setting. Sapporo will be Finnair’s fifth destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

Finnair will also be opening a new weekly flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The flight to Punta Cana will be operated with an Airbus A350 aircraft once a week between December 13, 2019 and March 27, 2020. The Dominican Republic is a favorite destination during the winter for sun-seeking travelers, offering fantastic sandy beaches and great family resorts, and excellent golf courses. Finnair also flies once a week to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic during the winter season.

As announced earlier, Finnair will also increase flights to Hong Kong during winter 2019/2020, with double daily flights to Hong Kong continuing from the summer 2019 season throughout the winter season. Finnair flies to seven cities in Greater China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chongqing, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWC (msn 020) HEL (Tony Storck). Image: 943564.

Finnair aircraft slide show:

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Delta orders 10 additional Airbus A330-900neos to replace older wide body jets

Delta Air Lines is adding 10 Airbus 330-900neo aircraft to its fleet under an agreement with Airbus and Rolls-Royce, expanding its order of the next-generation widebody jet from 25 to 35.

The first delivery of the state-of-the-art aircraft, which is powered by next-generation and fuel-efficient engine technology, is expected next year.

These changes are consistent with Delta’s long-term philosophy of investing 50 percent of operating cash flow back into the business, West said.

Delta will be the first U.S. airline to operate the next-generation A330-900neo, which will offer the latest in innovative design and technology for customers. It will be the first Delta aircraft to feature all cabins – Delta One suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. The jet also will be the first Delta aircraft to feature memory foam cushions throughout the aircraft for hours of comfort, and the first Delta widebody aircraft featuring its new wireless in-flight entertainment system in every seat.

Simultaneously, Delta has agreed to terms with Airbus to reduce its near-term A350-900 purchase commitment to a total of 15 aircraft from 25. The 10 previously on order A350 aircraft have been deferred to 2025-26 with certain flexibility rights including the right to convert these orders to A330-900s.

Delivered on December 12, 2017

Delta currently operates 11 Airbus A350-900 aircraft (above) and expects to take delivery of two A350s in 2019 and two in 2020.

In addition, Delta plans to retire older Boeing 767-300ERs in the years ahead as the aircraft reach the end of their serviceable life cycle.

Above Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-941 N505DN (msn 164) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943857.

Delta aircraft slide show (Airbus):

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Singapore Airlines to fly nonstop to Seattle/Tacoma

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941 9V-SMS (msn 158) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944221.

Seattle will become the fifth US city in Singapore Airlines’ route network – and the fourth to be served nonstop from Singapore – when new flights are introduced next year.

The nonstop Singapore-Seattle/Tacoma flights are due to be launched on September 3, 2019 and will initially be operated three times per week before increasing to four times per week in October 2019.

Airbus A350-900 aircraft will be used on the route, fitted with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats.

Subject to regulatory approvals, flight SQ28 will initially depart Singapore at 0925 hrs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Seattle/Tacoma at 0905 hrs on the same day (all times local). The return sector, operated as SQ27, will depart Seattle/Tacoma at 1040 hrs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Singapore the following day at 1730 hrs. From October 2019, flight SQ28 and flight SQ27 will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

The new Seattle flights will complement Singapore Airlines’ existing services to the US cities of Houston, Los Angeles, New York (both JFK and Newark airports) and San Francisco. Singapore Airlines recently  introduced daily nonstop flights between Singapore and Newark and from tomorrow will fly nonstop between Singapore and Los Angeles using Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft. Existing nonstop services to San Francisco will also be increased from seven to 10 flights per week with effect from November 28, 2018.

Singapore Airlines will operate 53 flights per week to the US by December 2018, including 27 nonstop Singapore-US services. With the introduction of the new Seattle flights next year, total US frequency will increase to 57 flights per week.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941 9V-SMS (msn 158) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944221.

Singapore aircraft slide show:

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Philippine Airlines launches its nonstop New York route

First flight June 7, 2018, first Philippines Airbus A350-900

On October 29, 2018, Philippine Airlines marked another milestone in aviation history as the first airline to fly nonstop service to New York from the Philippines.

A brand-new PAL Airbus A350-900 commenced the historic flight when it departed as flight PR126 from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport for a 16-hour nonstop journey across the North Polar regions, to land at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on the evening of the same day.

From October 29 to November 3, 2018 PAL will operate a four times weekly service (Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday) from Manila to New York.

PR126 departs from Manila at 8:10 PM and arrives in New York JFK at 11:15 PM (local time) on the same day. By November 5, Manila departure will shift to 9:00 PM and arrival in New York JFK remains at 11:15 PM. Starting on December 6, 2018, PAL will start serving the MNL-JFK route five times weekly with the introduction of the 5th frequency (every Wednesday).

From October 30 to November 5, PAL will serve the New York to Manila route four times weekly (Tuesday/ Wednesday / Friday / Sunday).

PR127 will leave New York JFK at 1:45 AM (local time) and touch down in Manila is at 6:25 AM the following day. By November 7, arrival in Manila will be at 7:25 AM (note: departure from New York remains at 1:45 AM local time.)

PAL will operate the 5th frequency (every Thursday) out of New York starting December 13.

All PAL flights to New York will depart from NAIA Terminal 2. PAL flights from New York will arrive at NAIA Terminal 1. However, PAL flights to and from Canada, i.e. Vancouver and Toronto, will use NAIA Terminal 1 as their point of departure and arrival in Manila.


Above Photo: PAL. Leading the Flight: PAL A350 Chief Pilot Captain Emmanuel ‘Butch’ Generoso (second from the left) and Captain Jose David (left).

Top Copyright Photo: Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNA (RP-C3501) (msn 221) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 942285.

PAL aircraft slide show:

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Iberia to bring the Airbus A350-900 to Chicago O’Hare and Buenos Aires

Iberia Airbus A350-941 F-WZHC (EC-MYX) (msn 227) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942971.

Iberia is assigning the new Airbus A350-900 to two new routes; Chicago (O’Hare) (May 2019) and Buenos Aires (February 2019) from the Madrid hub.

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Top Copyright Photo (all others by Iberia): Iberia Airbus A350-941 F-WZHC (EC-MYX) (msn 227) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 942971.

Iberia aircraft slide show:

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