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Flybe adds increased frequencies from Belfast City Airport and Birmingham for summer 2023

Flybe (2nd) is adding increased frequencies from Belfast City Airport and Birmingham International Airport across the UK and Amsterdam starting on March 26, 2023 for the summer of 2023:

Top Copyright Photo: Flybe (2nd) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) G-JECY (msn 4157) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 958251.

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WestJet joins De Havilland Component Solutions Program to support its fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has announced that it has signed a De Havilland Component Solutions Program agreement with WestJet Encore Ltd.

Under the agreement, De Havilland Canada will manage component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the airline’s fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft and provide access to De Havilland Canada’s strategically located exchange pool.

Top Copyright Photo: WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GWEQ (msn 4490) BOS (Fred Freketic). Image: 959688.

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Porter Airlines is launching four nonstop routes from Ottawa, adds Calgary

Porter Airlines is launching four new Canadian and U.S. routes from Ottawa International Airport. Starting on March 27, 2023 passengers will be able to fly on daily nonstop flights between Ottawa and BostonNewark, Quebec City and Thunder Bay.

Porter will be the only airline providing year-round daily direct flights to Boston, Quebec City and Thunder Bay from Ottawa. People from Canada’s Capital Region will benefit from the convenient travel links these routes provide.

The new daily nonstop routes will be served by 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft. 

Routes from Ottawa (YOW)

Frequency

Introductory roundtrip fares
(including taxes and fees) start at:

Boston (BOS)

1 daily

$330

New York-Newark (EWR)

2 daily

$352

Quebec City (YQB)

1 daily

$322

Thunder Bay (YQT)

2 daily

$366

Introduction of these four new routes doubles the number of Porter’s regional destinations served from Ottawa. Porter currently flies to Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton and Toronto City.

Porter also recently announced a new maintenance base scheduled to open at Ottawa International Airport in late 2023, and a Toronto Pearson-Ottawa route to be served with its state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2 aircraft beginning in February 2023.

In other news, Porter Airlines is adding Calgary to its growing network, with flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Calgary International Airport (YYC). The route will be served with its state-of-the-art Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

The initial flight schedule starts on February 22, 2023, with two daily round-trip flights:

From Toronto Pearson to:

Flights begin:

Average daily, non-stop,
round-trips:

Round-trip introductory
fares, including all taxes
and fees, start at:

Calgary (YYC)

Feb. 22, 2023

2

$262

Top Copyright Photo: Porter Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GKQE (msn 4390) BOS (Fred Freketic). Image: 959654.

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Photo: Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) LX-LQJ (msn 4562) (Think Pink) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 959179.

Copyright Photo: Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) LX-LQJ (msn 4562) (Think Pink) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 959179.

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airBaltic helps to keep the mail flowing to Ukraine

airBaltic made this announcement:

Since April 2022, the Latvian airline airBaltic has been providing cargo operations from Kyiv, Ukraine by organizing a multimodal mail transportation system in cooperation with Ukrposhta, the national postal service of Ukraine. Until September, airBaltic has already carried a total weight of over 400 tons of mail from Ukraine to various destinations.

Before Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, airBaltic operated three routes into the country, covering Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa, accounting for around 7% of the airline’s revenue.

airBaltic continues to offer the best connectivity to and from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius and Tampere, connecting them with leading European business centers and transit hubs. In addition, airBaltic offers a wide variety of leisure destinations from Riga, Latvia.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic (airBaltic.com) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) YL-BAX (msn 4324) RIX (Ton Jochems). Image: 959174.

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WestJet to offer WestJet Encore service between Terrace, B.C., and Calgary

WestJet has announced that it will add four-times weekly service between Terrace, B.C., and Calgary, beginning December 1, 2022.

Creating a gateway for business and leisure travel opportunities, WestJet Encore’s service to Terrace, will provide a convenient connection to WestJet’s home and largest global hub in Calgary where the airline will operate more than 800 flights per week, to more than 65 destinations around the world, in December.

The route will operate four times weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, on WestJet Encore’s Q400 aircraft.

Details of WestJet’s service between Calgary and Terrace:

Route Frequency Start date
Calgary – Terrace 4x weekly Thursday, December 1, 2022
Terrace – Calgary 4x weekly Thursday, December 1, 2022

Top Copyright Photo: WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-FNEN (msn 4453) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 959173.

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Luxair announces its winter schedule, will add Pescara and Split next summer

Luxair and LuxairTours will increase their frequencies to certain destinations this winter, at the request of their customers, with the following flight additions:

  • Porto: Addition of an extra flight on Friday bringing the number of weekly rotations to 11.
  • Palma de Mallorca: Additional flights on Sunday, for a total of up to 4 rotations per week.
  • Faro: Addition of an extra flight on Wednesday bringing the number of weekly rotation to 3.
  • Dublin: Addition of an extra flight on Saturday bringing the number of weekly rotation to 5.
  • Oslo: Addition of an extra flight on Wednesday bringing the number of weekly rotation to 3.
  • Hamburg: Addition of two extra flights on Tuesday and Thursday bringing the number of weekly rotation to 8.

For the first time this winter, the airline’s customers will be able to fly to Prague with two flights per week on Fridays and Mondays. A great opportunity to discover over a long weekend the capital of the Czech Republic, usually only served during summer season.

Summer 2023: Launch of two new destinations Pescara in Italy  Luxair has just opened for sale Pescara, an Italian seaside resort on the Adriatic Sea, as a new destination. Renowned for its beaches, the city of Pescara benefits from an attractive geographical location between the Lazio region and Puglia. A total change of scenery, with just a 2:10 hours flight from Luxembourg at a starting price of 119€ the round trip. With the addition of Pescara, Luxair now operates 14 Italian destinations, while further improving its service towards Italy.


As from March 2023 and with two flights per week, on Mondays and Fridays, Luxair customers will be able to fly to the seaside resort of Pescara and combine the charm of Italy with the natural beauty of the Adriatic coast.

Monday

LG6723 Luxembourg – Pescara   12h45 – 14h55

LG6724 Pescara – Luxembourg 15h35 – 17h50

Friday

LG6723 Luxembourg – Pescara  06h00 – 08h10

LG6724 Pescara – Luxembourg 08h55 – 11h10

Split in Croatia From April 30, 2023 and for the upcoming summer season, Luxair will add Split, in Croatia, to its flight schedule. With one flight per week, LuxairTours customers will be able to discover the country’s second most populated city after its capital Zagreb. Situated on the Dalmatian coast, Split has many idyllic beaches and overlooks several islands inviting visitors to cruise.

Sunday

LG421 Luxembourg – Split   06h25 – 08h50

LG422 Split – Luxembourg 09h35 – 12h05

Top Copyright Photo: Luxair-Luxembourg Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) LX-LGD (msn 4171) FRA (Ton Jochems). Image: 959134.

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Croatia Airlines to shift to an all-Airbus A220 fleet, announces winter schedule

Croatia Airlines is following the playbook of airBaltic.

The airline has announced it will shift to a single aircraft type centered around the Airbus A220 by 2026.

Today Croatia Airlines announced that the agreement to purchase 6 A220 aircraft has been signed with Airbus.

Currently the airline operates five Airbus A319-100s, one Airbus A320-200 and six De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402s.

In other news, the airline has announced in the 2022/2023 winter timetable, Croatia Airlines, is introducing new international routes, is continuing to operate flights on a number of seasonal routes, and is increasing the total number of flights and seats available compared to last year’s winter period.

In the period between 30th October this year and 25th March 2023, Croatia’s flag carrier is planning to connect Croatia with 13 international destinations, and operate flights on a total of 19 international routes. More specifically, the company is planning to operate more than 8,500 scheduled flights, and offer approximately 869,000 seats, which is a 28 percent increase in the number of flights and seats offered this winter compared to the number of flights and seats offered in the 2021/2022 winter timetable. In other words, during the winter months, Croatia’s flag carrier is looking to contribute to the development of both Croatia’s tourism product and the transport infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia significantly.

The introduction of direct international flights between Split and Zurich, and between Pula and Zurich is a novelty. In the period between the end of October this year and mid-January 2023, we will be operating flights on both routes twice a week – on Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Return air tickets for passengers flying from either Split or Pula are available from 149 euros.

In response to increased market demand, the company is continuing to operate scheduled international flights between Rijeka and Munich even in the winter timetable; more specifically, until mid-January 2023. On this route, flights will be available three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

The company is also continuing to operate scheduled international flights between Zagreb and Dublin until mid-January 2023. On this route, flights will be available twice a week – on Thursdays, and Sundays. Return air tickets for passengers flying on this route are available from 189 euros.

Also, Croatia Airlines is continuing to connect the east of Croatia with the world throughout the entire year by flying on the Osijek-Munich international route. Two flights a week will be available to passengers – on Mondays, and Fridays – with return air tickets starting from 129 euros.

During the winter season, Croatia’s flag carrier will be connecting Zagreb Airport directly with a total of 13 international destinations – Amsterdam, Vienna, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London (Heathrow), Munich, Paris, Rome (via Split), Sarajevo, Skopje, and Zurich.

From Split Airport, flights to four international destinations are planned; more specifically, flights will be operated daily to Munich (return air tickets starting from 149 euros), daily to Frankfurt (return air tickets starting from 169 euros), daily to Rome (return air tickets starting from 109 euros), and twice a week to Zurich.

Besides expanding its international network of flights, Croatia Airlines is also continuing to maintain the air connectivity of Croatia’s cities and regions by offering scheduled domestic flights to and from 5 Croatian airports (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, and Pula).

Croatia Airlines’ network of both international and domestic flights during the winter season has been tailored to meet the market demand for air transport services, which the company continuously monitors. The planned flight timetable is subject to change, and depends on the development of the public health and safety, and security situation in both Croatia and the world.

Top Copyright Photo: The Airbus A319s and A320 will be replaced with newer A220s as well as the pictured Q400 fleet. Croatia Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) 9A-CQE (msn 4300) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 956965.

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New airline from Nigeria – Umza Xpress

Umza Xpress (Umza Aviation) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-FSRY (5N-CAC) (msn 4174) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 958512.

Umza Xpress (Umza Aviation Services) is a new airline based in Nigeria. The new airline has taken delivery of this former Air Canada Express Q400.

C-FSRY will become 5N-CAC.

Aero Contractors will operate the aircraft. Aero Contractors issued this statement:

Copyright Photo: Umza Xpress (Umza Aviation Services) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-FSRY (5N-CAC) (msn 4174) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 958512.

 

Porter Airlines turns 15

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2006

October 23, marks 15 years since Porter Airlines first introduced its refined flying experience to all travelers.

Headquartered at Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto, Porter emphasizes speed, convenience and service, including complimentary wine and beer served in glassware for all passengers. Porter has elevated the flying experience, appealing to business and leisure flyers alike, while providing competitive and affordable travel options.

In 2020, Porter temporarily suspended operations due to COVID-19 and resumed flights on September 8, 2021. Now flying to all of its year-round destinations, Porter is focused on restoring the airline’s high-frequency service as the industry continues to recover. Today, approximately 88% of team members have been recalled to work.

Current Route Map:

In July, Porter announced it is extending its award-winning service to destinations throughout North America with the introduction of up to 80 state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient Embraer E195-E2 aircraft into its fleet.

The planes have transcontinental range and will enter into service starting in the second half of 2022, focusing on introducing routes from OttawaMontrealHalifax and Toronto Pearson International Airport. This investment enhances competition, elevates passenger service levels and creates as many as 6,000 new jobs based on 80 aircraft deliveries.

Porter will also continue serving a network of regional markets from its existing hub at Billy Bishop Airport.

Top Copyright Photo: Porter Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GLQP (msn 4271) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 907212.

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