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Norwegian continues expansion in Ireland with first route to Canada

Norwegian.com (Norwegian Air International) (Ireland) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 EI-FYC (msn 42825) (Jonathan Swift, Irish writer) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 940376.

Norwegian has announced it is continuing its Irish expansion with the launch of the carrier’s first route to Canada. Commencing on March 31, 2019, the new daily service between Dublin and Hamilton (near Toronto) will mark the first direct flight between the two cities, providing passengers with greater choice and flexibility at an affordable price.

Norwegian’s daily nonstop flights from Dublin to Hamilton will be operated using brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft offering 189 seats in a high quality, modern single class cabin.

Norwegian will continue its growth at Dublin by continuing its summer 2018 schedule into the winter. Irish customers will continue to benefit from a double daily service to Stewart, New York and daily flights to Providence, which offers passengers more affordable access to the tourist centers of New York City, Boston and the New England area.

Flight schedule – all times local

Dublin Airport to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

  • Daily – Flight D81840 Departs 14.40 Arrives 17.25

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to Dublin Airport –

  • Daily – Flight D81841 Departs 19.45 Arrives 07.30 (+1)

Copyright Photo: Norwegian.com (Norwegian Air International) (Ireland) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 EI-FYC (msn 42825) (Jonathan Swift, Irish writer) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 940376.

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Expanded Delta-GOL codeshare connects Florida to Brasilia and Fortaleza

Gol's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Delta Air Lines and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA announced four daily nonstop codeshare flights connecting Miami and Orlando with Fortaleza and Brasilia.

“This is the most significant expansion we have done with GOL since last year, when we announced international codeshare in South America, and it is the next step as we grow our alliance partnership,” said Luciano Macagno, Delta’s Managing Director – Latin America and the Caribbean. “Codesharing on these flights shows our commitment to Brazil and to Florida and our desire to offer our customers more access between Northern Brazil and the U.S.”

Customers traveling to Orlando from Brasilia and Fortaleza will be able to connect to six of Delta’s domestic hubs as well as several focus cities, providing access from coast to coast with flights to Los Angeles and New York as well as to Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Salt Lake City and to Delta’s headquarters city, Atlanta.

“We are excited to connect our capital and Fortaleza to the U.S. with Delta as our partner,” said Celso Ferrer—GOL’s Vice President – Planning. “This network expansion enhances a successful alliance focused on providing our customers improved services, more options and the best experience in every step of their journey.”

The Brasilia and Fortaleza hubs provide connectivity to 12 destinations in the interior of Brazil, including Belem (BEL), Belo Horizonte (CNF), Recife (REC), Natal (NAT), Manaus (MAO), Salvador (SSA), Maceió (MCZ), São Luís (SLZ), Cuiaba (CGB), Palmas (PMW), Teresina (THE), and Porto Velho (PVH).

The codeshare schedule of daily flights between Orlando, Miami, Fortaleza and Brasilia is as follows:

Southbound itinerary

Flight Number City Pair Departs Arrives
DL7601 MCO-BSB 9:30 p.m. 8:20 a.m. (next day)
DL7655 MCO-FOR 9:45 p.m. 7:15 a.m. (next day)
DL7749 MIA-BSB 9:45 p.m. 8:20 a.m. (next day)
DL7733 MIA-FOR 10 p.m. 7:15 a.m. (next day)

Northbound itinerary

Flight Number City Pair Departs Arrives
DL7600 BSB-MCO 9:50 a.m. 2:50 p.m.
DL7748 BSB-MIA 9:50 a.m. 2:25 p.m.
DL7654 FOR-MCO 8:35 a.m. 2:25 p.m.
DL7732 FOR-MIA 8:35 a.m. 2:05 p.m.

The route will be serviced with GOL’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (top). These aircraft feature 186 seats and GOL+Conforto spaces, which have up to 34-inch pitch and up to 50 percent greater seatback recline than a standard economy seat, as well as GOL Premium class on all international flights.

In addition to the codeshare expansion to Brazil, the airlines announced last year their international codeshare in South America, where GOL began offering codeshare flights between Santiago, Chile, to other destinations served through the partnership with Delta, providing customers from both airlines with increased travel options to and from the United States and South America.

Since the alliance between Delta and GOL started nearly seven years ago, the airlines provide access to 99 percent of the destinations in Brazil. Today, the airlines have more than 330 codeshare flights together, to more than 321 destinations in nearly 60 countries. A third of the passengers that fly Delta (from Brazil) to the United States start their travel with GOL. Delta’s capacity to Latin America is up 41 percent versus a decade ago, significantly outpacing competitors, and Delta is the only major U.S. global carrier to fly more flights to Latin America than it did a decade ago.

Top Copyright Photo: Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PR-XMA) (msn 43986) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 942460.

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GECAS delivers the first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 to Jet Airways

GECAS has announced the delivery of the first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (VT-JXA) to Jet Airways (India) Limited and the first Boeing MAX aircraft to enter service in India. This new aircraft continues GECAS’ partnership with Jet Airways, which began 25 years ago.

Presently India’s second-largest airline with 119 commercial aircraft, Jet Airways operates over 650 flights a day to destinations in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and North America. The addition of these new technology aircraft, fitted with CFM-LEAP-1B27 engines, aligns with Jet Airways’ growth strategy while offering enhanced fuel efficiency over previous technology.

As Jet Airways recently announced their commitment to adding 150 MAX8 aircraft to their existing fleet, Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, shared “Partnering with GECAS has enabled us to introduce these modern, fuel efficient aircraft into our fleet. We at Jet Airways are delighted to be able to offer a superior customer experience to our guests with the introduction of these MAX aircraft from GECAS.”

Photos: GECAS.

In addition, Boeing issued this statement:

(PRNewsfoto/Boeing)

Boeing and Jet Airways on June 19, 2018 celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX airplane. Jet Airways will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved 737 airplane, which delivers a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort.

This delivery marks the first of 150 737 MAX airplanes the Mumbai-based airline has on order with Boeing, following two separate orders for 75 jets placed in 2015 and earlier this year.

Jet Airways is India’s second-largest airline with a fleet of nearly 120 airplanes serving more than 60 destinations across 15 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and elsewhere.

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,500 orders from 99 customers worldwide.

The family of airplanes is powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, and includes design updates such as Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglet that will result in less drag and optimize performance, especially on longer-range missions. Together, these improvements reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions by at least 14 percent compared to today’s Next-Generation 737s – and by 20 percent more than the single-aisle airplanes they replace.

Photo: Boeing.

WestJet’s new livery, first MAX 8 is painted

WestJet's 2018 livery, first MAX 8 is painted

Photo of the Day: The first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 for WestJet has been painted by Boeing in the new 2018 livery.

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FNWD (msn 60517) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 942407.

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American adds MAX 8 service between Los Angeles and Washington Reagan

American Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N308RD (msn 44446) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104586.

American Airlines will add Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 service between Los Angeles and Washington (Reagan National) starting on September 5, 2018. The route will operate daily according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N308RD (msn 44446) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 104586.

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Air Canada celebrates the launch of seasonal service to Ireland from Montreal

Delivered on March 24, 2018

Air Canada has made this announcement:

The arrival of flight AC818 at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on the morning of June 3, 2018 marks the successful launch of nonstop service between Montreal and Dublin. Flights will be operated until October 12, 2018, using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 featuring a Premium Economy and Economy cabin configuration.

Air Canada has configured its Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 with two cabins of service: Premium Economy and Economy. Features of the new aircraft include:

  • Premium comfort and ambiance with improved seats and innovative LED mood lighting along the ceiling;
  • An upgraded in-flight entertainment system with a sleek, new 15 language user interface. Coming soon, passengers will be able to stream video and audio to their own devices;
  • Upgraded overhead storage space compartments offer additional space for every single passenger to bring a carry-on bag;
  • The latest quiet engine technology with up to 40 per cent noise reduction, offering more peace and quiet for customers when flying;
  • The Boeing 737 MAX burns 20 per cent less fuel per seat than the previous Next-Generation 737.

 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

AC818

Montreal 21:15

Dublin 8:25 + 1 day

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

AC819

Dublin 10:20

Montreal 12:00

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

In 2018, Air Canada is launching ten new destinations from Montreal: London, Windsor, Victoria (Canada); TokyoNarita, (Japan); Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Baltimore(U.S.); Dublin (Ireland); Lisbon (Portugal) and Bucharest (Romania).

Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate on average approximately 2,400 flights per week between Montreal and 97 destinations: 26 in Canada, including 9 in Quebec, 23 in the United States, 26 in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, 16 in Europe, one in China, one in Japan two in North Africa, one in the Middle East and one in South America.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FSIP (msn 61215) LHR (SPA). Image: 941784.

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WestJet launches first flight to the City of Light

MAX 8, delivered on October 2, 2017

WestJet today, June 1, 2018, connected Atlantic Canada to the City of Light, with its inaugural flight between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The flight landed in France at 10:00 a.m. local time.

WestJet’s daily nonstop flights between Halifax and Paris are operated on the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft, the airline’s newest, most efficient and guest-friendly aircraft.

Flights out of Halifax have been timed to connect conveniently with WestJet flights across Canada and with codeshare partner, Air France-KLM in Paris. Flights also provide for WestJet Rewards earning and redemption.

The addition of Paris to the WestJet network brings the airline’s overall reach to 106 cities in 22 countries across Canada, the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. WestJet continues to grow it presence at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport where it is the airline offering the most non-stop destinations this summer.

Details of WestJet’s new non-stop service:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Halifax – Paris

Daily

10:55 p.m.

10 a.m. +1

May 31, 2018

Paris – Halifax

Daily

11:20 a.m.

1:35 p.m.

June 1, 2018

About Halifax Stanfield
Halifax Stanfield is Atlantic Canada’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It’s the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer Canada Customs services on a 24-hour, seven day a week basis, and U.S. preclearance. The Airport, a major economic generator valued at over $2.8 billion annually to the provincial economy, serves over 4 million passengers and processes 34,000 metric tonnes of cargo each year. A recognized innovator in the global airport industry, Halifax Stanfield is the first airport in North America to offer a self-service baggage drop system for all passengers and is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world.

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FNAX (msn 60511) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 940224.

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