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United to start summer seasonal flights from Chicago O’Hare to Edinburgh, Scotland

United Airlines (Chicago) has announced will launch nonstop summer seasonal service between its Chicago hub at O’Hare International Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning on May 22, 2014, subject to government approval.  This will be the first scheduled nonstop service between the two cities.

The flights will operate five times weekly from May 22 to June 11, daily between June 12 and September 1 and four times weekly between Sept. 2 and Oct. 5, 2014.

The flights will depart Chicago O’Hare at 6 p.m. (1800), arriving in Edinburgh at 7:45 a.m. (0745) the following day. The return flights will depart Edinburgh at 10:25 a.m. (1025), arriving in Chicago at 1 p.m. (1300) the same day (all times local). Flight times are seven hours, 45 minutes eastbound and eight hours, 35 minutes westbound.

The flights will operate using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.

United offers more nonstop service to more destinations from its Chicago O’Hare hub than any other carrier and has added 11 new routes from Chicago since the beginning of 2013.

United currently operates year-round nonstop service from its Newark Liberty International Airport hub to both Edinburgh and Glasgow, having started service to Scotland in 1998.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-222 N521UA (msn 24891) climbs away from Los Angeles International Airport.

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WestJet to again lease two Boeing 757-200s from Thomas Cook Airlines

WestJet (Calgary) has announced it has once again leased two Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) (Manchester) to deliver nonstop, daytime service between Calgary and Honolulu , Calgary and Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui.

Pending regulatory approval*, flights are scheduled to begin December 13, 2013 , and continue through April 26, 2014 . Details of WestJet’s seasonal non-stop service include:

Route Weekly frequency
Between Calgary and Honolulu Twice weekly
Between Calgary and Maui Four times weekly
Between Edmonton and Maui Three times weekly

*Flights to be operated by Thomas Cook Airlines’ 757s, subject to Canadian Transportation Agency concurrence.

WestJet flight attendants on board the Boeing 757-200s will ensure the same great WestJet guest experience while Thomas Cook Airlines will provide the aircraft and pilots. The increase in capacity will ensure more Albertans can enjoy non-stop WestJet service to the Hawaiian Islands.  WestJet is the only airline providing capacity for Thomas Cook’s tour operator arm in the Canadian market as part of a successful, Canada-wide partnership for the third year in a row.

Copyright Photo: Matt Dueck. North American Airlines (New York-JFK) started operating for WestJet Airlines (Calgary) on February 12, 2011 with its Boeing 757-28A N750NA (msn 26277). The larger aircraft operated with WestJet titles from Calgary and Edmonton to Hawaii. The lease was only for two months. This airframe was converted to a freighter as N971FD with FedEx Express. Since then Thomas Cook has operated their 757s for WestJet but still in the Thomas Cook livery.

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Allegiant Air to fly between Los Angeles and Honolulu, starting at $99 OW

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced new, twice-weekly nonstop jet service between Los Angeles and Honolulu beginning on October 30, 2013.

In March 2010, the company announced it signed a forward purchase agreement to acquire six Boeing 757-200 aircraft that enabled Allegiant to expand its leisure travel strategy into Hawaii with flights beginning in summer 2012.

Allegiant currently operates a fleet of 57 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-80 (MD-80) aircraft, six Boeing 757-200 aircraft, and one Airbus A319 aircraft. The Company has agreements to acquire eight additional Airbus A319 aircraft and nine Airbus A320 aircraft, which will be introduced throughout 2013 and the beginning of 2014.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-204 N906NV (msn 27236) lands at the Las Vegas home base.

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US Airways restores Philadelphia-Shannon summer service after a four-year hiatus

US Airways (Phoenix) today begins daily, nonstop, summer service from its international gateway at Philadelphia following a four-year hiatus to Shannon, Ireland. The airline will operate flights to SNN on 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft until September 6, 2013. The seasonal service complements US Airways’ existing flights to Dublin, which the airline serves year-round from Philadelphia and during the summer from its largest hub in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The flight schedule is as follows:

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) – Shannon Airport (SNN) – Philadelphia
Shannon Airport (SNN) International Airport (PHL)
Flight Departure Arrival Flight Departure Arrival
776 9:05 p.m. 8:40 a.m.* 777 11:35 a.m. 2:05 p.m.

*Flight arrives next day. First day of service from Shannon is May 23, 2013.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Ex-America West Boeing 757-2G7 N909AW (msn 24522) climbs away from Washington (Reagan National).

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American launches DFW-Lima nonstop service

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) on April 1 launched daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Lima, Peru.

In addition, American also serves Lima from its hub in Miami.

Daily DFW-LIM Service Schedule

AA 2193

  • Departs DFW at 5:25 p.m.
  • Arrives at LIM at 12:20 a.m. the following day

AA 2194

  • Departs LIM at 1:40 a.m.
  • Arrives at DFW at 8:55 a.m.

American Airlines will operate Boeing 757-200 aircraft on this new route.

Beginning April 11, American will add new service between Chicago O’Hare and Dusseldorf, Germany, and will also add service to Europe between New York – JFK and Dublin, Ireland, beginning June 12.  From its largest hub in Dallas/Fort Worth, American will also launch its first-ever service to Seoul, South Korea, on May 9.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 757-223 WL N664AA (msn 25298) in the special Susan G. Komen livery arrives at the Miami International Airport hub.

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Air Transport International (ATI) to retire the last McDonnell Douglas DC-8 in early 2013

ATI-Air Transport International (Little Rock and Toledo) is planning to retire its last McDonnell Douglas DC-8 from its operations in early 2013. Parent Air Transport Services Group is acquiring three Boeing 757-200 combi aircraft to replace the remaining four ATI DC-8s in early 2013 via Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM).  ATSG issued this statement:

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. said its aircraft leasing subsidiary has reached agreement with National Air Cargo Group, Inc., for the purchase of three Boeing 757-200 aircraft that have been modified for combi (combined passenger and main-deck cargo) service.

ATSG said it anticipates that its subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), will take delivery of one of the three 757 combi aircraft in December 2012, and the other two in early 2013.

Joe Hete, President and CEO of ATSG, said, “The purchase of these three 757 combis from National, plus the one 757 combi we already own, will complete our commitment to replace our four McDonnell-Douglas DC-8 combis with more modern fuel-efficient aircraft that better meet the requirements of our principal combi customer, the U.S. Military’s United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). We look forward to providing USTRANSCOM with the improved operating performance and lower costs of the 757, as well as its greater passenger capacity. We are proud to be USTRANSCOM’s sole combi operator, serving primarily remote installations around the world that rely on the combi’s unique cargo and passenger transport capabilities.”

The 757 combis have a 34 percent lower fuel burn, ten more passenger seats and the same number of cargo pallet positions as the DC-8 combis they will replace. The combis will be owned by CAM and leased to and operated by ATSG’s airline subsidiary Air Transport International (ATI), under ATI’s contract with USTRANSCOM. Along with the three aircraft, CAM is also purchasing a spare 757-200 engine and some ancillary aircraft equipment from National.

As part of its fleet modernization program, prior to ATI’s latest combi contract award from USTRANSCOM that took effect in October 2012, CAM purchased a Boeing 757-200 for combi conversion. That aircraft is undergoing certification testing for the Federal Aviation Administration, and is due to complete that process and begin USTRANSCOM service early next year. All three of the National combis were designed and modified to meet or exceed the same FAA and USTRANSCOM requirements, including ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) certification essential for service to USTRANSCOM’s combi destinations.

Upon the retirements of the four DC-8 combis, ATSG’s fleet will consist entirely of 757-200, 767-200 and 767-300 aircraft, all of which require only two crew members, and which share a common pilot type rating.

ATSG noted that, as a result of its decision to acquire one of the 757 combis in 2012, it has adjusted its previously disclosed guidance for aircraft-related capital expenditures in 2012 and 2013 to approximately $170 million and $95 million, respectively.

ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc.

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Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73 (F) N602AL (msn 45991) arrives at Stansted Airport north of London.

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Icelandair commits for 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 737 MAX 9s

Icelandair (Keflavik) and Boeing (Chicago) have announced a commitment today for 12 737 MAXs, valued at more than $1.2 billion at list prices. The commitment by the Icelandic carrier includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s. Boeing looks forward to working with Icelandair to finalize the details, at which time the order will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

The 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of the world’s best-selling airplane and builds on the strengths of today’s Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Airlines operating the 737 MAX will see a 13 percent fuel-use improvement over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes.

The 737 MAX also features the new Boeing Sky Interior. According to Boeing, “the sleek interior boasts modern lines, a spacious cabin with more headroom and LED lighting that offers vibrant color options.”

Icelandair Group currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 23 757-200/300 airplanes for both its passenger and cargo operations. The Icelandic carrier has used the geographical location of its Keflavik-based hub mid-way between North America and Europe, as an opportunity to build an ever-growing network of more than 25 international destinations.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. The new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will replace the older Boeing 757-200 aircraft such as the pictured Boeing 757-208 TF-FIJ (msn 25085) on finals at London (Heathrow).

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US Airways to return seasonal service to Shannon, Ireland on May 22, 2013

US Airways (Phoenix) resumes daily nonstop service from its international gateway at Philadelphia to Shannon, Ireland on May 22, 2013 after a nearly four-year hiatus.  The airline will operate flights to Shannon on 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft until September 3, 2013.  The seasonal service complements US Airways’ existing year-round daily service to Dublin, Ireland from Philadelphia and seasonal daily service from its hub in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The flight schedule is as follows:

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) – Shannon Airport (SNN)
Flight Departure Arrival
776 9:05 p.m. 8:40 a.m.*
Shannon Airport (SNN) – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Flight Departure Arrival
777 11:35 a.m. 2:05 p.m.
*Flight arrives next day.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Boeing 757-225 N924UW (msn 22204) taxies to the runway at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

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United Airlines to launch seasonal Chicago O’Hare-Shannon service on June 6, 2013

United Airlines (Chicago) today announced it will inaugurate five-times-weekly nonstop service between its Chicago O’Hare hub and Shannon, Ireland, from June 6 to August 26, 2013, subject to government approval.

The airline will also launch a third daily service between its Houston Bush Intercontinental hub and London Heathrow, effective on March 30, 2013.

The Chicago-Shannon flight will depart Chicago O’Hare five times each week at 6 p.m. (1800), arriving in Shannon at 7:30 a.m. (073) the following day. The return flight will depart Shannon at 11 a.m. (1100), arriving in Chicago at 1:05 p.m. (1305) the same day. United will operate the flight using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 in United BusinessFirst, 45 in United Economy Plus and 108 in United Economy. Eastbound service to Shannon will not operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Westbound service to Chicago will not operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The additional Houston-London flight will depart Houston daily at 8:30 p.m., arriving at London Heathrow at 12:05 p.m. the following day. The return flight will depart London Heathrow daily at 1:05 p.m., arriving in Houston at 5:45 p.m. the same day. United will operate the service between Houston and London using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with flat-bed seats, premium menu options and Economy Plus seats with additional legroom.

United will also launch three-times-daily service from the Washington Dulles hub to Fayetteville, North Carolina on February 14, 2013, and once-daily nonstop service from the Chicago O’Hare hub to Mobile, Alabama on April 9, 2013. United Express carrier ExpressJet Airlines (Atlanta) will operate the Chicago-Mobile services. United Express carrier CommutAir (Burlington) will operate the Washington-Fayetteville services.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 757-224 N29129 (msn 28969) approaches Los Angeles for landing.

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Allegiant to add Airbus A319s

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today (July 30) announced its intention to lease nine Airbus A319 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and to lease and eventually purchase ten Airbus A319 aircraft from Cebu Pacific Air (Manila). The introduction of the A319 aircraft will support Allegiant’s growth opportunities.

Allegiant plans to have the first two of these aircraft in operation in the second quarter of 2013.

Allegiant currently operates 58 MD-80 aircraft, four Boeing 757-200 aircraft and owns an additional two Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

Top Image: Allegiant Air/Globe Newswire.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. The Cebu Pacific Air A319s are relatively new. The pictured A319-111 D-AVYG (msn 2556) became RP-C3189 on delivery on September 23, 2005. Cebu currently operates 10 A319s and will concentrate its fleet around the larger A320.

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