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American to end service to Long Beach in February

American Airlines has announced it will end its service from Long Beach Airport on February 28, 2023.

The airline currently operates three daily flights between Long Beach and the Phoenix hub.

The American Eagle route is currently being operated by Mesa Airlines and their Bombardier CRJ900s.

Mesa is also phasing out its American Eagle relationship as previously reported.

Top Copyright Photo: American Eagle Airlines (2nd)-Mesa Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N241LR (msn 15066) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 959842.

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American Airlines to end its agreement with Mesa Airlines

American Airlines has announced it will end its American Eagle relationship with Mesa Airlines in April 2023 due to performance issues.

American said its March schedule will show significant reductions in Mesa flying and the final Mesa-operated American Eagle Bombardier CRJ900 flight will be operated on April 3, 2023.

American will backfill the void with other American Eagle carriers.

Mesa Airlines is expected to move its 64 CRJ900s to its United Express operations which already includes a growing Embraer 175 fleet.

Mesa relationship with the American historic lineage started with America West in September 1992, followed by USAir in December 1991, then US Airways in November 1997 and finally with American as an American Eagle carrier on November 6, 2014.

Meanwhile on the financial side, Mesa Air Group has delayed the release of its fiscal fiscal fourth quarter and yearly earnings report and conference call to no later than December 29, 2022.

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Top Copyright Photo: American Eagle Airlines (2nd)-Mesa Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N958LR (msn 15378) HOU (Jarrod Wilkening). Image: 959677.

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SkyWest Airlines embarks on its 50th year, special livery coming?

Southwest Airlines made this announcement on January 1, 2022:

As we embark on our 50th year, we know that no matter the challenge, together we will succeed. Thank you to our incredible people who keep us flying.

The company has celebrated milestones in the past with special logo jets. Therefore a special livery is likely in 2022.

SkyWest Airlines (USA) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N821SK (msn 15109) (35 Years) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 903980.

Above Copyright Photo: SkyWest Airlines (USA) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N821SK (msn 15109) (35 Years) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 903980.

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Nordica begins to fly under its own name and code for the first time

Nordica - LOT Polish Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) ES-ACD (msn 15276) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 954317.

Nordica, which forms part of the Nordic Aviation Group, operated its first regular flights on August 1, having been internationally certified as an airline and issued with an International Air Transport Association (IATA) code.

This is also the first time that passengers have purchased tickets from Nordica’s own sales platform.

Chief Commercial Officer Deepak Ahluwalia says that it may come as a surprise to many people to learn that Nordica has only now become an airline in IATA terms. “That said, it was never a secret that we were using other airlines’ ticket sales systems and outsourcing flight operation services from other companies,” he remarked. “Fully breaking away from LOT Polish Airlines and ensuring we have the capacity we need to operate independently are developments that have occurred over the last year or so.”

The first regular flight operated by Nordica under its own name took off from Tallinn at 11:20 on August 1 to serve the Gällivare-Arvidjaur-Stockholm route the airline won for itself in a Swedish public procurement.

Founded in 2015, the Nordic Aviation Group has grown to become the biggest airline in Estonian history. Nordica’s subsidiary Regional Jet, which operates under the Xfly trademark, provides flight services to Nordica, LOT, SAS and other procurement-based partners in Europe.

Note: Nordica is currently only operating two Bombardier CRJ900s.

Top Copyright Photo: Nordica – LOT Polish Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) ES-ACD (msn 15276) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 954317.

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Nordica to retire its brand, will hand over ticket sales to LOT, will only continue operating flights for LOT

Nordica (Adria Airways) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) ES-ACG (msn 15277) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 935492.

Nordica has made this dramatic announcement that will retire the Nordica brand:

Nordica and LOT have signed a renewed cooperation agreement under which LOT will take over the management of ticket sales and customer service and Nordica will focus solely operating flights.

As a result of the reorganization, five unprofitable routes will be suspended from the end of October until an improvement in the competitive situation is seen. Flights will continue from Tallinn to Stockholm, Brussels and Warsaw, which will be serviced by LOT from the  July 1, 2019.

According to Kristi Ojakäär, a member of Nordica’s Management Board, this is a forward-looking business decision. “Nordica has a duty to ensure the airline’s profitability and sustainability – this is what the ownership expects of us. Strong competition and oversupply of seats on Tallinn routes do not allow us to operate profitably, today. In order to maintain readiness and our ability to provide the necessary regional air connections to Estonia in the future, Nordica will continue to provide air services and LOT will deal with routes and ticket sales and will carry the commercial risk,” explained Ojakäär.

“Until today, Nordica had been carrying the commercial risk on all Tallinn routes and had simultaneously provided the air services. In foreign markets, however, we have been performing the role of a direct air service provider for several years, leaving the commercial risk to the vendor. We will now implement this model in all markets,” said Ojakäär.

The total volume of Nordica’s flights and the number of crew working for the airline will not decrease. At the same time, Nordica, who has so far used LOT’s ticketing system, will start developing its own commercial platform to ensure readiness for independent ticketing in the future.

According to Ojakäär, there are so many new routes and flying opportunities out of Tallinn that the situation is better than ever. “According to the current flight plan, Tallinn Airport has direct connections to 37 destinations. Being a local airline, Nordica has most certainly contributed to expanding the market, having offered strong competition to foreign companies,” said Ojakäär.

Rearrangement will have the highest impact on passengers who travel from Tallinn to Trondheim, as no other airline will be able to serve this direct connection as of October 26, 2019.

Other Nordica destinations will be served by LOT, SAS, Wizz Air, Norwegian and AirBaltic after this date. Ojakäär gave assurances that tickets to the routes that are to be closed can be purchased up until the October 26. Customers who have bought a ticket for Nordic flights after the October 26 will be offered alternative flight options or cash refunds.

Founded in 2015, Nordic Aviation Group AS (Nordica) has grown to become Estonia’s largest airline. Since 2016, Nordica has been cooperating with LOT Polish Airlines. Regional Jet, a subsidiary of Nordica (51%) and LOT (49%), provides air services to LOT, Nordica, SAS, Air Serbia, Flyby and various contract partners in Europe. Regional Jet operates 19 aircraft and carries about 2 million passengers per year, employing more than 500 aviation specialists in Estonia and abroad.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Nordica (Adria Airways) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) ES-ACG (msn 15277) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 935492.

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SAS to open a new route to Luxembourg

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (CityJet) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) EI-FPW (msn 15443) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 945318.

SAS has made this announcement:

From early November, SAS will fly a new route from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Luxembourg. The route will operate three times a week with departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. SAS is the only airline that offers a direct connection between Stockholm and one of the leading business destinations in Europe.

The new route from Stockholm Arlanda to Luxembourg will start on November 4, 2019.

The new route between Stockholm Arlanda and Luxembourg will be flown with 90-seat Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

In winter 2019/2020, SAS will also open new routes from Copenhagen to Turin, Italy, and a connection from Oslo to Kyiv in Ukraine. This winter, SAS will fly to 110 destinations from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Many of these routes will be flown with the new Airbus A320neo, the most environment friendly aircraft on the market.

Photo: SAS.

Timetable for Arlanda – Luxembourg

Monday ARN-LUX 08.05-10.20 LUX-ARN 11.00-13.15
Wednesday & Friday ARN-LUX 10.55-13.10 LUX-ARN 13.50-16.05

Top Copyright Photo: Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (CityJet) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) EI-FPW (msn 15443) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 945318.

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Mesa Airlines is now operating two Bombardier CRJ900s in this generic in-house livery

Now in a generic in-house livery, ex American Eagle

Mesa Airlines is now operating at least two Bombardier CRJ900s in an all-white fuselage condition with its updated 2015 logo on the tail.

The CRJ900s are based at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and mainly operated for American Airlines.

The pictured N942LR was previously painted in the full American Eagle livery.

Mesa has partnered with the American Airlines brand since its first codeshare agreement with America West in 1992 and later with US Airways. Today, the Company operates 64 CRJ900 and 1 CRJ200 aircraft for American. Mesa operates two bases in DFW and Phoenix (PHX) for the AA contract.

However the lack of American Eagle markings allows Mesa to operate the aircraft on their own charters and as back-up aircraft for its customers.

Mesa operates for American Airlines and United Airlines.

Top Copyright Photo: Mesa Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N942LR (msn 15042) DFW (Brian Peters). Image: 946243.

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Bombardier sells nine CRJ900 aircraft to Chorus Aviation, Jazz to become the first Canadian operator of the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin

Air Canada Express-Jazz Aviation Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) C-GDJZ (msn 15049) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 941182.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc. has finalized a firm purchase agreement for nine CRJ900 aircraft. These aircraft will be operated by Jazz Aviation LP, a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation, under the Air Canada Express banner, making them the first Canadian operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets.

Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the order is valued at approximately $437 million U.S.

Jazz, under the Air Canada Express brand, will operate the CRJ900 in a dual-class cabin configuration with 76 seats. The airline intends to take delivery of their first aircraft with the latest enhancement to the CRJ Series regional jets – the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin in the first half of 2020.

About the ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin

The new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin (below) sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design allows passengers to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada Express-Jazz Aviation Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) C-GDJZ (msn 15049) DCA (Brian McDonough). Image: 941182.

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Delta adds new flights from Raleigh/Durham

Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N319PQ (msn 15319) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104729.

Delta Air Lines is giving its Raleigh-Durham customers even more options with new daily nonstop service to Pittsburgh and weekend service to New Orleans beginning June 8, 2019.

Beginning June 8, Delta will offer the following daily schedule between Raleigh-Durham and Pittsburgh:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport – Pittsburgh
Departs Arrives
RDU at 8:10 a.m. PIT at 9:32 a.m.
PIT at 8:38 a.m. RDU at 10 a.m.


Beginning June 8, Delta will offer the following schedule** between Raleigh-Durham and New Orleans:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport – New Orleans 
Departs Arrives
RDU at 9 a.m. MSY at 9:53 a.m.
MSY at 10:30 a.m. RDU at 1:20 p.m.

** Saturday and Sunday only service

The service will be on 76-seat Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets (above) operated by Delta Connection carrier Endeavor Air in an all aisle-and-window seating configuration with room for 12 customers in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin. Every seat has access to Wi-Fi and streaming in-flight entertainment via Delta Studio.


RDU is one of Delta’s largest non-hub airports, with more than 80 flights per day to 29 destinations worldwide. Delta is the largest airline in Raleigh-Durham, and has more than doubled service since 2010, adding 19 additional destinations and more than 25,000 weekly seats.

Delta began service in 2017 to Nashville, Austin, Seattle/Tacoma, and begins Chicago O’Hare service on April 1, further enhancing offerings to the business traveler. Delta also connects Raleigh-Durham customers to Europe and beyond through its partner hub with daily nonstop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Additionally, RDU customers can connect to the world via Delta’s global network through frequent, daily service to its hubs and key markets in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, New York –JFK and LaGuardia, and Los Angeles. In November, Delta announced it would in-source 100 full time jobs at RDU to support its high level of service.

Endeavor Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. Flying as Delta Connection, it operates 154 regional jets on 800 daily flights to more than 140 cities in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas. Endeavor is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., with hub operations located in Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich., Minneapolis, Minn., and New York, N.Y.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N319PQ (msn 15319) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104729.

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Lufthansa announces its new summer 2019 destinations

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Lufthansa has announced, starting next summer, sun-seekers it will launch seven new destinations nonstop from the Lufthansa hubs in Munich and Frankfurt. The new flights will fly to new holiday destinations in Croatia, Montenegro and the French Atlantic coast.

New destinations from Munich

As of April 12, 2019 Alicante will be on the Munich flight schedule. An Airbus A320 will fly to the port city on the Costa Blanca three times a week. Flights to the Spanish holiday destination are thus added to the three weekly flights from Frankfurt.

Rocher de la Vierge, heilige Jungfrau, Alter Hafen, Port Vieux, Biarritz, Baskenland, Südfrankreich, Frankreich, Europa | Verwendung weltweit, Keine Weitergabe an Wiederverkäufer.

Biarritz (above) has been added to the Lufthansa flight schedule. From May 25, 2019, a Bombardier CRJ900 (top) will fly to the seaside resort on the French Atlantic coast every Saturday. This legendary holiday destination has long sandy beaches and is a paradise for surfers.

Lufthansa now also flies holiday makers nonstop from Munich to Rimini (above) on the Italian Adriatic coast.  From May 26, 2019, a Bombardier CRJ900 will fly to this popular holiday destination every Sunday.

And for the first time, northern Croatia is only an hour’s flight away from Munich: Rijeka is the name of the new Lufthansa destination, which is regarded as the gateway to the Croatian islands. From May 25, 2019, a Bombardier CRJ900 flies to the Kvarner Bay region every Saturday.

New destinations from Frankfurt

The new summer destinations from Frankfurt are in Greece and Turkey: From April 13, 2019, Heraklion can now be reached with an Airbus A319 every Saturday and Bodrum from April 14, 2019 every Sunday in around two and a half flight hours, adding to the Saturday and Sunday destinations from Munich.

New destination from Munich and Frankfurt

Tivat is still a less known holiday destination. The city in Montenegro is now part of the Munich and Frankfurt flight schedule. Tivat is situated near the historical Bay of Kotor (below).

With its historical sites, the fjord-like bay is a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. From April 13, 2019, Lufthansa flies to Tivat from Munich every Saturday and from Frankfurt every Sunday. Both hubs operate an Airbus A319 to these destinations.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Lufthansa): Lufthansa – Lufthansa CityLine Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) D-ACNM (msn 15253) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 941038.

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