Tag Archives: ANC

Ravn Alaska is expanding its network to serve Dillingham and King Salmon

Ravn Alaska (Corvus Airlines) de Havilland Canada DHC-8-106 Dash 8 N891EA (msn 335) ANC (Ken Petersen). Image: 928177.

Ravn Air Group (Ravn Alaska), Alaska’s largest regional airline, has announced it is expanding its network to provide nonstop service to Dillingham and King Salmon beginning on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018.

Ravn currently serves the passenger, charter, and cargo needs of more than 100 communities throughout Alaska. Expansion to Dillingham and King Salmon will further enhance Ravn’s efforts to offer customers unparalleled service and flight connections across the state.

Flight Details and Schedule

Beginning February 14, 2018, Ravn will operate two roundtrip flights from Anchorage to Dillingham and King Salmon on weekdays and one roundtrip on each Saturday and Sunday.

All flights will be operated aboard Ravn’s highly reliable fleet of Bombardier DHC-8 Dash 8 aircraft configured for 29 passengers. This flight configuration was chosen because it allows additional capacity for freight and mail, as well as two bags per passenger. On board, passengers will be provided Ravn’s signature beverage and snack service, which includes fresh-baked cookies, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, beer from the Alaskan Brewing Company, wine, and GoPicnic snacks.

Photos Above: Valdez.

Dillingham Schedule
From To Flt # Operating Days Depart Arrive Stops
Dillingham Anchorage 940 Mon-Fri 8:55 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 1
Dillingham Anchorage 942 Daily 6:45 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 0
Anchorage Dillingham 940 Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 0
Anchorage Dillingham 942 Daily 4:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 1
King Salmon Schedule
From To Flt # Operating Days Depart Arrive Stops
King Salmon Anchorage 940 Mon-Fri 9:55 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 0
King Salmon Anchorage 942 Daily 5:45 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 1
Anchorage King Salmon 940 Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 1
Anchorage King Salmon 942 Daily 4:00 p.m. 5:20 p.m. 0

Photo Above: Landing in Kodiak.

Headquartered in Anchorage and supported by over 1,000 employees, Ravn operates a highly reliable fleet of 77 aircraft on more than 400 flights per day from our hubs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Aniak, St. Mary’s, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Barrow, and Galena. We provide our passenger, mail, freight, and charter customers with air transportation and logistics services to over 100 destinations throughout Alaska. Ravn has interline airline agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines. Passengers may participate in Ravn Alaska’s FlyAway Rewards program for all Ravn Alaska or Ravn Connect flights or accrue Alaska Airlines miles on select Ravn flights. For more information visit flyravn.com.

Top Copyright Photo(call others by Ravn Alaska): Ravn Alaska (Corvus Airlines) de Havilland Canada DHC-8-106 Dash 8 N891EA (msn 335) ANC (Ken Petersen). Image: 928177.

Route Map:

Fleet:

Video:

Advertisements

Delta to fly nonstop San Jose, CA – New York JFK next summer

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 WL N3768 (msn 29630) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 925903.

Delta Air Lines is planning to introduce nonstop service between San Jose, CA and the New York (JFK) hub next summer. The new daily flight will start on June 8, 2018 from San Jose and operate with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Delta confirmed the new route with this statement:

Delta customers will have a new options for transiting the Bay Area and New York City in June when new nonstop service between Mineta San Jose International Airport and New York-JFK debuts.

Delta’s onboard experience will be on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, equipped with on-demand entertainment, power ports and in-flight Wi-Fi access at every seat. Delta will offer seating for 16 in First Class, 36 in Comfort+ and 108 in the main cabin.

The new flights will operate as follows:

San Jose, Calif. (SJC) – New York City (JFK)

 

Date of First Flight Departs ​Arrives Frequency
​June 8 ​SJC at 10:35 p.m. ​JFK at 7:15 a.m. (next day) ​Daily
​June 9 ​JFK  at 8:15 a.m. ​SJC at 11:45 a.m. Daily

 

The service complements more than 20 Delta departures on an average day at San Jose to its hubs in Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Los Angeles, Seattle and Salt Lake City, offering customers easy one-stop connections to its global network of more than 300 destinations worldwide. It also complements nonstop Delta service between San Francisco International Airport and JFK.

Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-832 WL N3768 (msn 29630) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 925903.

Cargolux and NCA sign a cooperative agreement

Cargolux's "You name it, we fly it" logo jet

Cargolux has announces it has signed a cooperation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) that allows both partners access to each other’s capacity through code – share and space swap agreements. Cargolux now has access to NCA’s flights f rom Frankfurt Hahn to Tokyo (Narita) while NCA has access to Cargolux’s flights from Luxembourg to Narita. This is a major milestone in Cargolux’s operations to Japan , which, traditionally, has been an important market for Cargolux .

Cargolux Italia Boeing 747-4R7F LX-TCV (msn 30401) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 926118.

Above Copyright Photo: Cargolux Italia Boeing 747-4R7F LX-TCV (msn 30401) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 926118.

Cargolux Italia:

As per this agreement Cargolux plans to operate a weekly flight from Luxembourg to Tokyo Narita. Cargolux Italia (above) will stop its operations to Narita but will maintain its services to Osaka (Kansai). The code – share operation is planned to start with the summer season 2018. Both airlines consider the agreement as a first step towards a potentially deeper cooperation.

In addition to this opportunity to develop its activity at Narita, Cargolux also intends to further develope its operations through Komatsu. Together with Cargolux Italia’s operations to Osaka, Cargolux is well placed to provide its customers with comprehensive services to and from Japan.

Top Copyright Photo: Cargolux Airlines International (Luxembourg) Boeing 747-8R7F LX-VCM (msn 61169) (You name it, we fly it) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 932973.

Cargolux:

NCA:

Bottom Copyright Photo: NCA-Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-8KZF JA13KZ (msn 36138) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 909961.

NCA-Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-8KZF JA13KZ (msn 36138) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 909961.

FedEx Express orders 30 ATR 72-600F freighters

FedEx Feeder-Empire Airlines (3rd) ATR 72-212 (F) N805FX (msn 372) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930573.

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, has announced it has completed a purchase agreement with ATR that will begin to modernize the company’s fleet of feeder aircraft.

Under the agreement, FedEx Express is making a firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600F aircraft with options to purchase up to 20 additional ATR 72-600Fs. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2020, with subsequent deliveries of about six aircraft per year over a five year period.

ATR 72-600Fs will have:

  • a forward Large Cargo Door (LCD) and a rear upper-hinged cargo door
  • digital cockpits
  • advanced avionics technology and enhanced take-off performance
  • ADS-B “out” capabilities

The ATR 72-600F is equipped with reinforced floor panels and will support both bulk cargo and Unit Load Device (ULD) configurations. The aircraft has a bulk capacity of 2,630 cubic feet (74.6 cubic meters). When in ULD mode, it can accommodate up to seven LD3 containers, or five 88” x 108” pallets, or nine 88” x 62” pallets.

Current FedEx feeder aircraft do not carry containers or palletized freight, so these new features will help the company better serve customers in the air freight market where palletized shipments are the norm.

FedEx currently deploys more than 300 feeder aircraft in 45 countries. Most of these feeder aircraft are owned by FedEx, and are leased and operated by different third-party air carriers under their own operating certificates. The FedEx feeder fleet is comprised of aircraft under 60,000 pounds maximum gross take-off weight, and allows the company to provide fast, economical service to small and medium-sized markets around the world.

The FedEx feeder fleet complements the company’s jet fleet of over 360 aircraft, including Boeing 777s, 767s and 757s, MD-11s, MD-10s, Airbus A300s and Airbus A310s.

Copyright Photo: The new ATR 72-600s will replace the older ATR 42s and ATR 72s. FedEx Feeder-Empire Airlines (3rd) ATR 72-212 (F) N805FX (msn 372) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930573.

Yangtze River Express becomes Suparna Airlines

Yangtze River Express Boeing 747-481 (BCF) B-2432 (msn 28283) ANC (Bailey). Image: 931316.

Yangtze River Express (Yangtze River Airlines) (Shanghai) on July 7, 2017 changed its name to Suparna Airlines.

The company issued this short statement:

From July 7, 2017, the name of “Yangtze River Airlines” is officially renamed as “Suparna Airlines”, the company’s full name has changed from “Yangtze River Airlines Company Limited” to “Suparna Airlines Company Limited”.

In the future, Suparna Airlines will conduct a comprehensive brand upgrade. With more advanced fleet, and more comprehensive services, we’ve always been committed to building cozier and more entertaining experience for our passengers.

Suparna is another name for Garuda, a large legendary bird, bird-like creature.

Copyright Photo: Yangtze River Express Boeing 747-481 (BCF) B-2432 (msn 28283) ANC (Bailey). Image: 931316.

Northern Air Cargo to become a new Boeing 767-300 freighter operator, adds its first Boeing 737-400

1st 737-400F, delivered June 13, 2017, new livery

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. stated its subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management, has reached agreement with Northern Aviation Services, Inc. for the lease of three Boeing 767-300 freighters to be operated by subsidiary Northern Air Cargo.  The aircraft will provide service to its cargo brands Aloha Air Cargo based in Hawaii, StratAir based in Florida, and Northern Air Cargo (NAC) based in Alaska.

Northern Aviation Services, Inc. operates Boeing 737 freighters and provides 767 freighter services under ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) agreements with ATSG’s airline subsidiaries.

Under the agreements, CAM will lease three 767-300 freighters to Northern Aviation Services, Inc. for seven-year terms, beginning with the first lease in October 2017. The agreements also provide for the potential lease of additional 767-300s from CAM in 2018.  These long-term lease placements will add to the already greater than 80 percent of CAM’s 767 fleet contracted under multi-year dry lease.

Some of the leased 767-300s will replace CAM-owned 767-200/300s currently operating on an ACMI basis under ATSG’s Wet-2-Dry program, which allows carriers to prove their business case for 767s under ACMI arrangements, then transition to long-term dry lease arrangements.

ATSG President and CEO Joe Hete said, “Our relationship with Northern Aviation Services and its affiliates began in 2015 and is expanding based on the solid relationship the companies have developed over that time. We are pleased that NAS has come to appreciate the advantages of our midsize Boeing 767s and the benefits they can provide to regional air cargo networks like the one that NAS is developing. We hope to provide more details about our continuing role as a provider of reliable midsize freighters to NAS in the coming months.”

NAS President and CEO David Karp said, “We’re pleased to be moving forward with our transition from wet leasing to dry leasing with CAM. Our experience over the past two years has given us the confidence to move ahead with this initiative. We look forward to continued mutually beneficial collaboration with ATSG, CAM, and their family of companies. We have already commenced hiring and training of pilots to accommodate this expansion and our operating companies are excited about providing expanded services to our valued customers.”

NAC just recently added its first Boeing 737-400 freighter and also has simplified its livery (above). N401YK arrived on June 13, 2017 and was entered into revenue service to Nome the following day from Anchorage.

Copyright Photo: NAC-Northern Air Cargo Boeing 737-436 (F) N401YK (msn 25860) ANC (Marco Finelli). Image: 938387.

Route Map:

Alaska Airlines launches ‘Paint the Plane’ sweepstakes for Alaska students

alaska-paint-the-plane-logo

Alaska Airlines is inviting school age children from across the state of Alaska to help paint a new plane, as part of its “Paint the Plane” sweepstakes. The Boeing 737-700 cargo jet will feature a special paint theme created by selected art from young Alaskans.

This is the second time Alaska Airlines has called on students in Alaska to help design a plane livery. The first was the “Spirit of Alaska Statehood,” designed by Hannah Hamburg (below), then a 16-year-old Sitka high-school student. The plane with her drawing was introduced in 2009 to celebrate 50 years of statehood and was retired in June 2016.

Best Seller - "Spirit of Alaska Statehood," designed by Hannah Hamburg

Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-490 N705AS (msn 29318) “Spirit of Alaska Statehood” (We’re all pulling together) (State of Alaska) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 905224.

“With the recent retirement of our last Alaska-themed livery we can’t think of a better way to honor our connection to Alaska,” said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president for the state of Alaska. “Our goal is not just painting a plane, but to inspire Alaska students to show us, through art, why Alaska is such a special place to call home.”

Students who submit artwork by the deadline will have a chance to win one of 10 prize packages consisting of either four roundtrip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, or a $1,000 scholarship to the University of Alaska.

Complete sweepstakes rules and entry forms are available at http://www.painttheplane.com. Entry forms will also be available at Alaska Airlines ticket counters in select terminals throughout the state of Alaska.

Paint the Plane sweepstakes schedule:

Oct. 12 – Sweepstakes begins for Alaska students
Oct. 28 – Entry forms must be postmarked and mailed
Dec. 2016 – Design is revealed and winners announced
Spring 2017 – Painted plane is unveiled
Alaska Airlines has painted other special liveries with help from the public, including the “Timbers Jet,” supporting the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer team and the “Spirit of the Islands,” designed in 2013 by a Honolulu high school student.

ag-airline-aircraft-photo-gallery

ag-airline-aircraft-slide-show

ag-tired-of-screeners