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Nonstop Delta service from Boston to Philadelphia coming October 1

Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N295PQ (msn 15295) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104551.

Delta Air Lines is adding another top destination to its growing nonstop options from Logan International Airport, with new daily nonstop service to Philadelphia, beginning on October 1.

The service will be flown four times daily on Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft operated by Delta Connection carrier Endeavor Air on the following schedule:

Boston Logan International Airport – Philadelphia International Airport

Departs Arrives
BOS at 6:45 a.m. PHL at 8:23 a.m.
BOS at 11:05 a.m. PHL at 12:49 p.m.
BOS at 1:50 p.m. PHL at 3:41 p.m.
BOS at 6:35 p.m. PHL at 8:10 p.m.

Philadelphia International Airport – Boston Logan International Airport

Departs Arrives
PHL at 9:00 a.m. BOS at 10:30 a.m.
PHL at 1:25 p.m. BOS at 2:53 p.m.
PHL at 4:20 p.m. BOS at 5:54 p.m.
PHL at 8:45 p.m. BOS at 10:29 p.m.

Delta’s leading global network in Boston

Philadelphia will be Delta’s 51st nonstop destination from Boston Logan, following Las Vegas service that also begins on October 1. Additionally on October 1, Delta will offer a third daily nonstop to Tampa International Airport.

Delta’s new service to Philadelphia complements numerous Boston service enhancements made in 2018. This spring, Delta added new seasonal weekend service to New Orleans, Savannah and Charleston, with Charleston service increasing to daily beginning in summer. This leisure expansion continues with new Saturday service to Aruba as of June, marking Delta’s sixth destination in the Caribbean from Boston.  Additional flights to top business markets begin this summer from Boston to Nashville, Atlanta, Seattle, Kansas City, Jacksonville and Pittsburgh.

Boston serves as an ideal gateway for Philadelphia customers traveling to Europe, with nonstop service to London, Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam. Customers can also fly nonstop from Boston to Rome on Delta partner Alitalia, and Manchester on Delta partner Virgin Atlantic.

Delta’s continued investment in Boston will reach 112 peak day departures by this summer, an increase of 19 departures compared with summer 2017 and 29 departures over summer 2016. Delta and its partners will serve 51 total destinations from Boston, including 17 international destinations and the largest trans-Atlantic network.

 

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N295PQ (msn 15295) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104551.

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Bombardier signs contract with American Airlines for 15 firm CRJ900 aircraft

American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N549NN (msn 15322) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403729.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced on May 3, 2018 that it has signed a firm order for 15 new CRJ900 regional jets with American Airlines, Inc.

The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 719 million.

Upon delivery, American will be benefiting from the latest enhancement to the CRJ Series regional jets – the Atmosphère cabin, which offers an enhanced passenger experience and can accommodate the largest number of “oversized” roller bags of any aircraft in the same category.

American has selected PSA Airlines to operate the 15 CRJ900 in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.

The airline intends to take delivery of their first aircraft with the new interior in the second quarter of 2019.

About the Atmosphère Cabin

The new Atmosphère cabin 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 each passenger 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.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N549NN (msn 15322) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 403729.

American Eagle-PSA aircraft slide show:

Air Canada launches daily nonstop flights linking Edmonton and San Francisco

Air Canada Express-Jazz Aviation Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) C-GJZV (msn 15424) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 940859.

Air Canada on May 1 inaugurated nonstop daily flights between Edmonton and San Francisco, operated by Jazz Aviation.

 

Air Canada’s EdmontonSan Francisco daily non-stop, year-round flights are operated onboard Bombardier CRJ900 jets offering a choice of 12 Business Class seats and 64 Economy Class seats, wi-fi, and features Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment on personal touch-screens at every seat.

Flights have been timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada’s regional flight network in Edmonton and with Star Alliance partner United Airlines in San Francisco, as well as providing for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at Edmonton, priority boarding and other benefits.

 

Flight #

Routing

Departs

Arrives

AC8743

Edmonton-San Francisco

4:20 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

AC8744

San Francisco-Edmonton

12:00 p m.

3:45 p.m.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada Express-Jazz Aviation Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) C-GJZV (msn 15424) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 940859.

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SkyWest announces a first quarter 2018 profit, ExpressJet to retire the CRJ900s with Delta

Delta Connection-ExpressJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N307PQ (msn 15307) ATL (Jay Selman). Image: 403371.

SkyWest, Inc. issued this statement:

First Quarter Highlights:

  • Net income of $54 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, up 56% from $35 millionor $0.65 per diluted share in Q1 2017
  • Pre-tax income of $67 million, up 28% from $52 million in Q1 2017
  • Revenue of $783 million, up 5% from $747 million in Q1 2017 on improving fleet mix

SkyWest, Inc.  reported financial and operating results for Q1 2018, including net income of $54 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, compared to net income of $35 million, or $0.65 per diluted share for Q1 2017.

The improvement in Q1 2018 pre-tax income from Q1 2017 was primarily due to SkyWest’s ongoing fleet transition. Since Q1 2017 19 new E175 aircraft have been added and 46 CRJ and ERJ 50-seat aircraft and 25 CRJ700/CRJ900 aircraft have been removed.

Commenting on the results, Chip Childs, Chief Executive Officer and President of SkyWest, said “Demand for our product remains strong, and I’m proud of our professionals who continue to provide best-in-class operations to our customers.  Our financial results reflect continued solid operating performance combined with the ongoing improvements in our fleet mix.  We remain disciplined in our approach to risk and flying commitments and focused on executing a strategy to improve our overall model.”

Q1 2018 Financial Highlights
Revenue was $783 million in Q1 2018, up from $747 million in Q1 2017. The increase in revenue included the net impact of adding new E175 aircraft and improvement in the economics of SkyWest’s fleet mix since Q1 2017, partially offset by the removal of unprofitable or less profitable aircraft over the same period.

Operating expenses were $695 million in Q1 2018, up from $671 million in Q1 2017.  The increase in operating expenses included additional labor, engine maintenance and fuel costs.

The effective tax rate for Q1 2018 was 19% compared to 34% in Q1 2017.  The lower tax rate in Q1 2018 was primarily due to the reduced federal rate under the new tax law enacted in Q4 2017 and additional discrete tax benefits from stock compensation in Q1 2018.

Q1 2018 Operational Update
SkyWest Airlines, Inc. took delivery of five new E175/E175 SC aircraft during Q1 2018.  The following summarizes the anticipated delivery dates for seven E175 aircraft to be placed under contract with Alaska Airlines (three E175 aircraft previously scheduled for delivery in Q4 2018 have been deferred until 2021 at Alaska’s request) and 27 E175 SC aircraft to be placed under contract with Delta Air Lines in 2018:

Scheduled E175/E175 SC

Aircraft Deliveries

In-service
Mar 31, 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

In-Service

end of 2018

Total E175/E175 SCs:

112

16

13

5

146

ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. continued the previously-announced 2018 wind down of its flying agreement with Delta during the quarter. At the end of Q1 2018, ExpressJet had six CRJ900s and 31 CRJ700s remaining in service under the Delta agreement.  ExpressJet anticipates returning seven leased aircraft to Delta in Q2 2018 (six CRJ900s and one CRJ700).

ExpressJet continues to engage in discussions around the CRJ700s scheduled to come out of service with Delta later this year and remains pleased with the level of demand for the CRJ700 product.

Operating Performance:

Flight completion rates at SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet for Q1 2018 and Q1 2017 are summarized as follows:

SkyWest Airlines

ExpressJet

Q1 2018

Q1 2017

Q1 2018

Q1 2017

Adjusted Completion *

99.8%

99.9%

99.9%

99.6%

Raw Completion

97.8%

97.4%

96.1%

96.9%

* Adjusted Completion excludes weather cancellations. Raw Completion includes weather cancellations.

Q1 2018 Capital and Liquidity
SkyWest had $646 million in cash and marketable securities at March 31, 2018, down $39 million from December 31, 2017. During the first quarter of 2018, SkyWest:

  • Used $18 million toward the purchase of five E175 aircraft
  • Used $20 million for an early lease buyout on nine aircraft
  • Used $30 million for other capital investments, including spare engines and aircraft parts
  • Used $10 million to repurchase stock under its $100 million share repurchase program, of which $70 million remains authorized

Total debt for the quarter was $2.8 billion, up $89 million from December 31, 2017, including debt issued for acquired aircraft, partially offset by scheduled principal payments.

Copyright Photo: The last Bombardier CRJ900 will be taken out of the Delta contract in the second quarter of 2018. The remaining CRJ700s will be retired with Delta by the end of the year. Delta Connection-ExpressJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N307PQ (msn 15307) ATL (Jay Selman). Image: 403371.

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Delta connects El Paso, Texas, to the West with new nonstop service to Salt Lake City

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N810SK (msn 15093) LAS (Ton Jochems). Image: 911201.

Delta customers will have a new, convenient way to access El Paso, Texas with new nonstop service from the airline’s hub at Salt Lake City International Airport beginning October 1.

Delta’s Salt Lake City hub offers customers more than 250 daily departures to 90 destinations across the Intermountain West, West Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada and Europe, bringing the world to El Paso International Airport with easy, one-stop connections.

The new service will complement existing Delta flying of three peak-day departures from El Paso with global connections via the airline’s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The daily service will operate as follows:

Departs Arrives Aircraft
ELP at 8:15 a.m. SLC at 10:15 a.m. CRJ-900
SLC at 8:05 p.m. ELP at 10:25 p.m. CRJ-900

The Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines is equipped with 12 seats in First Class, 20 in Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin. Customers will have access to in-flight Wi-Fi as well as streaming in-flight entertainment via Delta Studio.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N810SK (msn 15093) LAS (Ton Jochems). Image: 911201.

Delta Connection-SkyWest aircraft slide show:

PSA Airlines announces two new crew bases at Philadelphia International Airport and Norfolk International Airport

PSA welcomes its 100th Bombardier CRJ jetliner for American

PSA Airlines has announced it plans to open two additional crew bases at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in May 2018.

With the PHL and ORF additions, PSA will have seven crew bases, joining Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina.

PSA currently operates 21 departures at PHL and that number will grow to 44 departures in May 2018. Adding a crew base where PSA has an overnight maintenance base in ORF, allows for streamlined operations and is a natural addition for crews to be based. The airline will offer seven daily departures from ORF in May 2018.

About PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 3,500 employees operate more than 750 daily flights to more than 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP). Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Dayton International Airport (DAY). PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 36 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 54 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional aircraft bringing its fleet count to 150.

Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-PSA Airlines (2nd) Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N577NN (msn 15380) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402838.

American Eagle – PSA Airlines aircraft slide show:

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Delta continues Boston expansion with more flights to top destinations

Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N302PQ (msn 15302) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 403616.

Delta Air Lines has announced it will give Boston customers more flights and enhanced service in 2018, with new daily service to Charleston, S.C. as well as additional flights to four top business markets beginning on June 8. New Saturday seasonal service to Aruba will also begin on June 9.

New Service to Charleston

Delta will offer one daily round-trip to Charleston International Airport on a CRJ900 aircraft with seating for 12 in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin, featuring a two-by-two seating configuration and complimentary entertainment via Delta Studio in addition to in-flight WiFi access:

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 10:40 a.m. CHS at 1:05 p.m. CRJ900
CHS at 1:35 p.m. BOS at 3:55 p.m. CRJ900

 

Additional frequencies to Jacksonville, Kansas City, Nashville and Pittsburgh

In response to healthy demand from Boston business customers, Delta will increase flights on June 8 to these four markets. These additional flights will offer convenient morning and evening travel options for Boston business customers. The new service is denoted with an asterisk.

 Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 7:05 a.m. JAX at 10:15 a.m. CRJ900
*BOS at 3:40 p.m. JAX at 6:50 p.m. CRJ900
JAX at 10:45 a.m. BOS at 2:15 p.m. CRJ900
*JAX at 7:25 p.m. BOS at 10:55 p.m. CRJ900

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 6:30 a.m. MCI at 8:51 a.m. CRJ900
*BOS at 6:05 p.m. MCI at 8:26 p.m. E175
*MCI at 6:35 a.m. BOS at 10:27 a.m. E175
MCI at 7:20 p.m. BOS at 11:12 p.m. CRJ900

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 8:35 a.m. BNA at 10:28 a.m. CRJ900
BOS at 2:50 p.m. BNA at 4:47 p.m. CRJ900
*BOS at 7 p.m. BNA at 8:57 p.m. CRJ900
BNA at 6:30 a.m. BOS at 10:12 p.m. CRJ900
*BNA at 11:10 a.m. BOS at 2:48 p.m. CRJ900
BNA at 5:20 p.m. BOS at 8:58 p.m. CRJ900

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 8:15 a.m. PIT at 10:05 a.m. CRJ900
*BOS at 12:50 p.m. PIT at 2:20 p.m. CRJ900
BOS at 7:55 p.m. PIT at 9:45 p.m. CRJ900
PIT at 6 a.m. BOS at 7:40 a.m. CRJ900
*PIT at 3:10 p.m. BOS at 4:50 p.m. CRJ900
PIT at 5:40 p.m. BOS at 7:20 p.m. CRJ900

*denotes new frequency

All Boston flights with First Class seating

Delta is enhancing existing service to Buffalo, N.Y. also effective June 8. Delta will offer customers larger CRJ900 aircraft with seating for 12 in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin, featuring a two-by-two seating configuration and complimentary entertainment via Delta Studio in addition to in-flight WiFi access.  With this upgrade, all Delta Boston flights will feature First Class service.

Seasonal leisure service expansion

Delta will offer Saturday service nonstop to Aruba beginning on June 9 through Aug. 18 on Boeing 737-800 aircraft with seating for 16 in First Class, 36 in Comfort+ and 108 in the main cabin. Additionally, previously announced seasonal weekend service to New Orleans begins Feb. 10, and Savannah begins March 3. Nonstop daily service to West Palm Beach and twice daily service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood began Dec. 21 with daily Fort Myers service running daily through April 8.

Delta’s leading global network in Boston

Recent Boston service investments bring Delta to 113 peak-day departures by this summer, an increase of 20 departures compared with summer 2017 and 30 departures over summer 2016. Delta and its partners serve 50 total destinations from Boston, including 18 international destinations and the largest transatlantic network.

Delta is the No. 1 carrier between Boston and New York, connecting business travelers with the Delta Shuttle, operated by Delta and its connection partner Republic Airline, with hourly service 16 times daily on week days between Logan Airport and New York City’s LaGuardia Airport as well as offering eight daily flights to New York-JFK.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N302PQ (msn 15302) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 403616.

Delta Connection-Endeavor Air aircraft slide show:

Nordica to launch flights to Copenhagen in the spring

Nordica - LOT Polish Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) ES-ACB (msn 15261) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 938682.

Nordica has issued this statement:

Nordica’s growth is progressing as planned, and this includes flights to Copenhagen, which will start on April 27, 2018.

Nordica’s morning flights to Copenhagen will depart from Tallinn at 7:00 on weekdays and its evening flights at 18:30 from Tuesday to Friday. The Sunday evening flight will depart for Copenhagen at 17:30. Return flights to Tallinn will depart at 8:10 from Monday to Friday and at 19:40 from Tuesday to Friday, with the Sunday evening flight departing Copenhagen at 18:40.

The launch of the Tallinn-Copenhagen route will also boost transit travel through Tallinn Airport: starting in spring passengers from the Danish capital will be able to fly with Nordica via Estonia to Kyiv, Vilnius and St Petersburg. The route will also give Ukrainian travellers the chance to reach Scandinavia via Tallinn.

Copyright Photo: Nordica – LOT Polish Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) ES-ACB (msn 15261) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 938682.

Delta to drop all service to Killeen-Fort Hood, Texas

Delta Connection-ExpressJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N138EV (msn 15235) ATL (Jay Selman). Image: 403370.

Delta Air Lines is planning to drop Delta Connection service to Killeen/Fort Hood, TX on January 16, 2018. Delta connects the airport with the Atlanta hub, operated by ExpressJet Airlines.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-ExpressJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N138EV (msn 15235) ATL (Jay Selman). Image: 403370.

Adria Airways announces six new destinations for next summer

Adria Airways Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) S5-AAV (msn 15284) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 927966.

Adria Airways is set to connect Ljubljana Airport to six new destinations next year. With the summer timetable (from March 25, 2018) Adria Airways will continue flights to the Ukrainian capital Kiev and at the same time connect Slovenia to six new European cities and popular holiday destinations.

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In the 2018 summer season it will thus be possible to fly with Adria Airways to Hamburg, Germany’s largest port and “Gateway to the World” (four times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays). Passengers will also be able to fly from Ljubljana Airport to Geneva, the diplomatic, business and scientific centre of the world (three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays), to Bucharest, a city with the multiple styles of different historical periods (four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) and to Sofia, a young, dynamic and modern European capital (three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays). Adria aircraft will also connect Ljubljana to Dubrovnik in Croatia, the pearl of the Adriatic and filming location for the popular series Game of Thrones (twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning on 28 April), and to the Croatian island of Brač, famous for its lush greenery and sandy and gravelly beaches (twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning on 28 April).

The planned flight schedule is as follows:

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Top Copyright Photo: Adria Airways Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) S5-AAV (msn 15284) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 927966.