Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced the launch of its direct flights to Tel Aviv, Israel starting from September 30, 2021 with 2 weekly flights.
The announcement of the airline’s newest destination launch follows the announcement of peace between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel and the political, commercial and civil aviation agreements signed last year between the two countries.
Top Copyright Photo: Gulf Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A9C-FD (msn 39983) (Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix) LHR (Andi Hiltl). Image: 955019.
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Saudia has just introduced a new “75 Years” logo jet on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner HZ-ARE (msn 41548).
The airline has released these photos.
The WestJet Group has announced that effective October 30, 2021, all WestJet Group employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, full vaccination status will be a requirement of employment for all future employees hired by the WestJet Group.
The WestJet Group will evaluate and accommodate those employees who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 either through medical or other exemption. Employees who fail to attest their vaccination status by September 24 or achieve full vaccination status by October 30, 2021, will face unpaid leave or termination of employment. As part of its vaccine mandate, the airline will not provide testing as an alternative to vaccination.
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Top Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-GURP (msn 64975) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 948007.
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Lufthansa has announced the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Frankfurt will be Toronto (Pearson).
WestJet on August 20 reinstated its position as the only airline to operate a nonstop route between Calgary and Paris with the departure of flight 10 from Calgary International Airport on the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
With the restart of service to Paris, WestJet becomes the airline serving the most European destinations, direct from its global hub in Calgary. WestJet introduced twice-weekly, nonstop, service between Calgary and Amsterdam (top, and below) on August 5 and is currently serving London (Gatwick) two times weekly, with both markets increasing to three-times weekly in September.
Air France codeshare partnership
The return of Calgary-Paris also restores WestJet’s longstanding codeshare partnership with Air France, giving Canadian business and leisure travelers the ability to seamlessly connect to and from 16 cities in greater Europe, including Rome, Venice, Athens and Lisbon. WestJet guests connecting through Air France are eligible to continue earning WestJet Dollars throughout their entire journey as they travel to their preferred European destinations.
Details of WestJet’s service between Calgary and Paris:
|Calgary – Paris
||Aug. 20 – October 29, 2021
|Paris – Calgary
||Aug. 22 – October 31, 2021
Top Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-GUDO (msn 64976) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 954738.
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Air Premia has announced plans to launch its first flight, a domestic route in South Korea, on August 11, 2021.
The new airline will commence operations from Seoul – Gimpo International Airport to the resort island of Jeju.
As previously reported, Air Premia was established on July 27, 2017 by the ex-president of Jeju Air , Kim Jong-Chul.
The carrier advertises itself as the “Hybrid Service Carrier”.
Announced in April 2019, the airline intended to launch long-range operations in 2020 and lease three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from Aircraft Lease Corporation (ALC), but announced and later agreed to buy five aircraft.
COVID-19 has delayed their long-range plans. The company is now planning routes to the United States and Australia later this year, pandemic permitting.
Top Copyright Photo: Air Premia Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner HL8387 (msn 66407) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 953323.
Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner XA-SSS (msn 62147) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 954634.
Copyright Photo: Will become JA935A on delivery: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N2005B (JA935A) (msn 66522) (Inspiration of Japan) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 954624.
Copyright Photo: New 787-9 for LOT: LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N2015Z (SP-LSI) (msn 62177) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 954574.
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Copyright Photo: Latest delivery: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner JA927A (msn 61528) (Inspiration of Japan) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 954572.