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Southwest Airlines bolsters its schedule for the summer, especially in San Diego and San Jose

Southwest Airlines  Boeing 737-800 WL N8558Z (msn 63602) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957290.

Southwest Airlines added additional service to its flight schedule beginning in early June, including more options for California travel; new service for Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, and the Caribbean also announced. New routes, additional flights, and the carrier’s flight schedule through Nov. 5, 2022, are now available.

Committed to California

Building on a 20-year legacy as the largest carrier of California air travelers, Southwest is setting forth a summer flight schedule that offers more flights in key markets up and down the Golden State, including these weekday schedules beginning June 5:

            San Diego and Sacramento – up to 20 times each way
            San Diego and San Jose – up to 20 times each way
            San Diego and Oakland – up to 14 times each way

Also on June 5, new nonstop service begins once daily between Sacramento and Santa Barbara.

The Way to San Jose

Throughout the summer, Southwest will increase service on these routes between:

            San Jose, Calif. and Las Vegas – weekday service up to 13 times a day each way
            San Jose, Calif. and Long Beach, Calif. – weekday service up to four times each way
            San Jose, Calif. and Orange County/Santa Ana, Calif. – weekday service up to 10 times each way

Northwest by Southwest

Additional access between the Pacific Northwest and the Peninsula/Silicon Valley grows with new Southwest service between San Jose, Calif. and Eugene, Ore., once daily beginning June 5and with additional flights on existing routes between:

            San Jose and Boise – weekday service twice a day each way
            San Jose and Spokane – weekday service up to twice a day each way
            San Jose and Portland, Ore. – weekday service six times a day each way
            San Jose and Seattle/Tacoma – weekday service six times a day each way

Hawaii with Heart

Recently commemorating three years of serving the Hawaiian Islands, Southwest is increasing the number of flights within the Aloha State to offer interisland service at more times of day to connect people in the islands with business, family, and fun. New, once daily service nonstop between Kahului (Maui) and Lihue (Kauai) begins June 5with additional flights offered on existing interisland routes.

Interisland Service

Beginning June 5

Beginning Sept. 5

Honolulu (Oahu) and
Kahului (Maui)

currently six times daily

Eight times each way

11 times each way

Honolulu (Oahu) and 

Hilo (Island of Hawaii)

currently four times daily

Five times each way

Honolulu (Oahu) and 

Kona (Island of Hawaii)

currently four times daily

Five times each way

Six times each way

Honolulu (Oahu) and
Lihue (Kauai)

currently four times daily

Five times each way

Six times each way

Kona (Island of Hawaii) and
Kahului (Maui)

currently once daily

Will operate twice daily June 5 through Sept. 4

Cuba Service

The carrier’s popular value in providing authorized travel between the U.S. and Cuba is available to more Southwest Customers with a tripling of service from South Florida beginning May 4, roundtrip three times daily on the carrier’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood—Havana route. That same week, an additional roundtrip on Saturdays begins May 7 on the Tampa, Fla.—Havana route, to complement daily roundtrip service.

Top Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 WL N8558Z (msn 63602) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 957290.

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Pobeda to expand its fleet

Pobeda Boeing 737-800 WL VP-BOD (msn 41238) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955136.

Pobeda, the low-cost subsidiary of Aeroflot, is planning to expand its fleet from 44 Boeing 737-800s to 84 aircraft by the end of 2023, according to Andrei Kalmykov, the Director of the airline according to TASS.

Top Copyright Photo: Pobeda Boeing 737-800 WL VP-BOD (msn 41238) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955136.

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Photo: SKY-Skymark Airlines Boeing 737-800 WL JA73AB (msn 63408) (Pokémon – Pikachu Jet BC) HND (Akira Uekawa). Image: 954650.

2021 Pokémon - Pikachu Jet BC special livery (first for SKY)

Copyright Photo: SKY-Skymark Airlines Boeing 737-800 WL JA73AB (msn 63408) (Pokémon – Pikachu Jet BC) HND (Akira Uekawa). Image: 954650.

EgyptAir to resume nonstop flights between Cairo and Dusseldorf

EgyptAir's 2018 National Football Team special livery

EgyptAir has made this announcement:

EgyptAir has announced the operation of 3 weekly direct flights between Cairo and Dusseldorf as of July 2, 2021.
The airline will operate its flights to Dusseldorf using one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Boeing 737-800 WL SU-GEN (msn 63806) (Egyptian National Football Team) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 941824.
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Aeroflot and S7 Airlines receive permits to fly to Germany, Aeroflot opens an international hub at Krasnoyarsk

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Boeing 737-800 WL VQ-BHR (msn 41230) LHR (SPA). Image: 947987.

From Tass:

Aeroflot, S7 received permits for flights to Germany – Russia – TASS

In other news, on June 1, 2021, Aeroflot’s international hub at Krasnoyarsk D.A. Hvorostovsky International Airport opened.

On June 1, 2021, Aeroflot launched regular flights program to Russian cities from Krasnoyarsk. SU 2878 service from Krasnoyarsk to Blagoveshchensk was the inaugural flight of the program.

Initially, the schedule of direct flights from Krasnoyarsk will include five destinations: Krasnodar, Simferopol, Blagoveshchensk, Sochi, Irkutsk.

New domestic and international destinations will later be added to the airline’s route network.

More than 100,000 Aeroflot passengers are expected to use the hub in the summer season. Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be based at Krasnoyarsk Airport. Krasnoyarsk airport’s terminal complex is designed to serve 1300 departing passengers per hour.

Top Copyright Photo: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Boeing 737-800 WL VQ-BHR (msn 41230) LHR (SPA). Image: 947987.

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Ryanair announces a new base at Stockholm Arlanda

Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-800 WL SP-RSB (msn 44832) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946053.

Ryanair has announced a new base opening in Stockholm Arlanda with two based aircraft, 89 departing flights per week, and 21 new routes to a host of international destinations across Europe from October 2021.

  • 21 new routes to 15 countries including Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and UK.
  • International connections to winter sun destinations such as Alicante, Malaga and Thessaloniki, city breaks to the likes of London, Milan and Vienna and domestic connections to Malmo and Gothenburg.

Top Copyright photo: Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-800 WL SP-RSB (msn 44832) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946053.

 

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays suspends all flights through June 23

Jet2-Jet2.com Boeing 737-800 WL G-JZHS (msn 63149) (Friendly Low Fares) STN (Richard Vandervord). Image: 953240.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has further suspended its operations through at least June 23, 2021 following the release of the Global Travel Taskforce framework in the UK.

The company issued this statement:

Above Photo: Doors to manual, seat belts on and Amanda Holden is ready for takeoff on Heart Breakfast’s virtual plane!

Top Copyright Photo: Jet2-Jet2.com Boeing 737-800 WL G-JZHS (msn 63149) (Friendly Low Fares) STN (Richard Vandervord). Image: 953240.

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Transavia France announces the first 14 destinations from Montpellier

Transavia (France) Boeing 737-800 WL F-HTVI (msn 62164) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946600.

Transavia France, the low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary of the Air France – KLM group, just unveiled its first 14 destinations out of Montpellier. As of April 3, 2020, Transavia will be the only LCC with airplanes based in Montpellier.
As of April 3, 2020, Transavia’s two aircraft based at Montpellier Airport will propose flights to 14 new destinations, including 13 exclusive ones:
– Portugal :
o Lisbon: 3 weekly flights, from 39€*, 5 April 2020
o Faro: 2 weekly flights, from 34€*, 4 April 2020

– Spain :
o Madrid: 3 weekly flights, from 34€*, 5 April 2020
o Seville: 2 weekly flights, from 39€*, 5 April 2020
o Palma:  2 weekly flights, from 29€*, 5 April 2020

– Greece :
o Athens: 2 weekly flights, from 60€*, 4 April 2020
o Heraklion (Crete): 2 weekly flights, from 70€, 3 April 2020

– Italy :
o Rome: 2 weekly flights, from 29€*, 5 April 2020
o Palermo: 2 weekly flights, from 34€*, 3 April 2020

– Morocco :
o Marrakech: 2 weekly flights, from 54€*, 13 June 2020
o Agadir: 2 weekly flights, from 44€*, 20 June 2020
o Oujda: 2 weekly flights, from 44€*, 27 June 2020

– Tunisia :
o Tunis: 3 weekly flights, from 54€*, 5 April 2020
o Djerba: 2 weekly flights, from 54€*, 13 June 2020

These destinations come in addition to the existing Montpellier – Rotterdam route operated by Transavia Netherlands. Transavia aims to carry 500,000 passengers for its first year of operations.

*one-way, including taxes and non-optional charge.

Top Copyright Photo: Transavia (France) Boeing 737-800 WL F-HTVI (msn 62164) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946600.
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Ryanair launches its new subsidiary, Malta Air, for now under the Ryanair brand

Ryanair (Malta Air) Boeing 737-800 WL 9H-QAE (msn 44812) (Ryanair colors) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946824.

Ryanair has launched its new subsidiary, Malta Air, in Malta.

The pictured 9H-QAE (formerly EI-GDR) is one of the first to receive the new registration.

For now, the new airline is operating under the Ryanair brand although it is expected to soon adopt its own livery (below).

Previously on June 11, Ryanair Holdings announced it had agreed to purchase Malta Air, a Maltese start-up airline, into which Ryanair will move and grow its Malta based fleet of 6 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

This investment in Malta Air will allow Ryanair to grow its already sizable presence in Malta (3 million customers per year), and access non-EU markets (North Africa) from Malta. Completion is planned for the end of June, following which Ryanair Holdings will;

  • Switch 6 Malta based aircraft (worth over $600m) onto the Maltese register
  • 200 Malta based crew move onto local contracts paying local Maltese taxes
  • Increase its Malta based fleet to 10 aircraft within three years and create over 350 jobs
  • Brand its Malta based fleet in Malta Air colors for Summer 2020
  • Move Ryanair based aircraft from France, Italy and Germany onto the Malta AOC which will allow these crews to pay their income taxes locally in France, Italy and Germany instead of Ireland where they are currently required to pay income taxes under Ryanair’s Irish AOC.

Top Copyright Photo: Ryanair (Malta Air) Boeing 737-800 WL 9H-QAE (msn 44812) (Ryanair colors) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 946824.

Boeing delivers the last Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft

The final Boeing 737NG to be built and delivered

Boeing has handed over the last Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft. The pictured Boeing 737-800 JA73AC (msn 63410) was handed over to Skymark Airlines. It departed from Boeing Field yesterday (June 27) bound for Japan via a rest stop in Anchorage.

Copyright Photo: SKY-Skymark Airlines Boeing 737-800 WL JA73AC (msn 63410) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 946749.

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