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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.

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American Airlines to fly to Iceland next summer

American Airlines Boeing 757-23N WL N204UW (msn 30886) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 927941.

American Airlines is adding another new destination to its seasonal European footprint when service begins to Keflavik (near Reykjavik), Iceland (KEF) next summer. Service to Iceland’s capital and largest city begins June 7, 2018 from American’s Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub.

The route will be flown on a 176-seat Boeing 757-200, featuring lie-flat Business Class seats and a full suite of products including American’s innovative Casper bedding and Cole Haan amenity kits in the premium cabin.

American offers more than 760 daily flights from DFW, serving more than 200 destinations in 31 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 757-23N WL N204UW (msn 30886) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 927941.

American Airlines Announces New Service to Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Service dates*

DFW–KEF: June 7 – Oct. 26
KEF–DFW: June 8 – Oct. 27

Schedule

DFW–KEF
Departs DFW at 8:20 p.m.
Arrives KEF at 9:15 a.m.
(Next day)
KEF–DFW
Departs KEF at 11:10 a.m.
Arrives DFW at 2:50 p.m.

 

 

Aircraft

Boeing 757-200

Brussels Airlines bids farewell to the last AVRO jet

This weekend Brussels Airlines says goodbye to the AVRO Jet, the aircraft type with which the airline started off in 2001. On Saturday, October 28, 2017 several aviation fans flew to Geneva on the Avro’s last commercial flight for Brussels Airlines. Today, October 29, 2017, the airline’s staff bid farewell to the aircraft type that carried millions of passengers over the years, on which hundreds of its pilots and flight attendants started their careers and on which several Brussels Airlines engineers worked during its maintenance.

With the touchdown of flight SN2720 Geneva-Brussels at 1940 on October 28, 2017, Brussels Airlines ended its AVRO era. Over the past 15 years, 31.5 million Brussels Airlines passengers boarded the 4-motor aircraft type, on the 606,000 flights to 89 different destinations. The AVRO was a regular guest at airports like Bromma (Stockholm), Copenhagen, Marseille, Lyon, Geneva, Berlin, Oslo, Manchester and Berlin.

Once upon a time, Brussels Airlines’ fleet consisted of 32 AVRO jets. This weekend, the last one, registered as OO-DWD (Delta-Whiskey-Delta) (below) retires from the airline. From today onwards, Brussels Airlines’ operator license only consists of Airbus aircraft.

Type Retired: October 28, 2017 (SN2720 Geneva-Brussels with OO-DWD)

Above Copyright Photo (all others by Brussels Airlines): Brussels Airlines BAe (Avro) RJ100 (146-RJ100) OO-DWD (msn E3324) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 910519.

Many aviation fans and long-time Brussels Airlines customers were present on the last commercial flight. One of them even traveled all the way from the United States to Brussels only to be on the farewell flight of the AVRO. Indeed, the AVRO has become a rare aircraft in Europe. The few planes that are left only fly in Ireland, Great Britain, Sweden and Greece. Some of these served for Brussels Airlines before.

Other ex-Brussels Airlines AVRO jets started a new life on other continents. Some jets now serve as firefighting planes in the US and Canada or fly in South America and Ghana.  Others have been dismantled for spare parts and one of them now serves as practice aircraft for the Brussels Airport firefighters.

“It is with a lot of gratitude and nostalgia that we look back on the AVRO era. It was the aircraft with which Brussels Airlines as born and took its very first steps. The AVRO was an important and successful chapter in Brussels Airlines’ history, it has brought millions of passengers safe and sound to their destination and for hundreds of our crews it was a springboard for their career.

Bernard Gustin, CEO Brussels Airlines

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Brussels Airlines to add 10 new winter destinations starting on October 29

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-301 OO-SFO (msn 045) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 910518.

Brussels Airlines will launch its biggest winter season expansion in its 15-year history. This winter season, which runs from October 29, 2017 until the end of March 2018, the airline serves no less than 80 destinations from Brussels Airport, including 59 short- and medium haul destinations and 21 long haul destinations. Compared to last year, the offer includes 10 newcomers. In addition, two destinations that were already served in summer, are now added to the winter schedule for the first time. In total 13,359 European flights and 1,166 intercontinental flights are on the planning this winter.

Brussels Airlines welcomes winter season with ten new destinations

European offer

The short and medium haul offer expands with several new winter sun destinations. For the first time Brussels Airlines will set sail for Cabo Verde, Tunisia and Egypt. The Canarian islands offer also grows thanks to the addition of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Tenerife will become a daily service and Gran Canaria also gets more frequencies.

Bordeaux will be served several times a week and Madeira is added to the winter schedule. Popular city trip destinations Rome, Madrid and Warsawget more flights per week.

Thanks to the use of larger aircraft the seat offer increases by 25 to 50% on several destinations: Barcelona, Billund, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Hannover, Krakow, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Porto and Rome.

New Destinations

Almeria (Spain) 1 x week
Arrecife (Lanzarote) 3 x week
Agadir (Morocco) 1 x week
Boa Vista (Cabo Verde) 2 x week
Enfidha (Tunisia) 1 x week
Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) 1 x week
Hurghada (Egypte) 2 x week
Marsa Alam (Egypte) 1 x week
Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 1 x week
Sal (Cabo Verde) 1 x week

 

Summer destinations that are now served in Winter too

Bordeaux (France) 4 x week
Funchal (Madeira) 1 x week

 

Existing destinations with more frequency

Las Palmas (Canary Islands) 4 x week (+2)
Madrid (Spain) up to 23 x week
Rome (Italy) up to 24 x week (+6)
Tenerife  (Spain) 7 x week (+5)
Warsaw 16 x week (+ 4)

Intercontinental offer

After the launch of Mumbai in spring, Brussels Airlines increases the number of weekly flights to the Indian metropolis to six. In Africa, Abidjan and Accra also get more frequencies.

Like last year, Washington D.C. is temporarily suspended during the winter. Flights resume as from March 19, 2018.

Intercontinental offer increase

Mumbai 6 x week
Abidjan 7 x week ( + 1)
Accra 5 x week (+1)

Top Copyright Photo: Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-301 OO-SFO (msn 045) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 910518.

Jetairfly officially becomes TUI

TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-86J WL OO-TUV (msn 36883) ORY (Jacques Guillem). Image: 935153.

Jetairfly (Brussels) officially on October 19, 2016 adopted the TUI name and brand.

Above Copyright Photo: TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-86J WL OO-TUV (msn 36883) ORY (Jacques Guillem). Image: 935153.

Below Copyright Photo: Jetairfly (TUI Airlines Belgium) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner OO-JDL (msn 34425) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 921633.

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Delta and KLM announce a codeshare partnership with Jet Airways via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Jet Airways Airbus A330-302 VT-JWU (msn 1391) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 930662.

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) will launch a codeshare agreement with India’s Jet Airways (Mumbai) that brings convenient new travel options for customers flying from Europe and the United States via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to India and beyond.

Delta and KLM announce codeshare partnership with Jet Airways via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Delta and KLM announce codeshare partnership with Jet Airways via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Effective March 27, 2016 and subject to government approvals, Delta and KLM customers flying from Europe and the United States to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport will be able to connect onto Jet Airways’ new daily flights to Delhi and Mumbai, with onward destinations that include Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Goa, Kolkata and Amritsar in India; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Delta and KLM codeshare on these Jet Airways routes will provide customers with co-ordinated customer service, a single ticket and through-check in of bags to their final destinations. Delta SkyMiles and KLM Flying Blue members will be eligible to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on codeshare routes operated by Jet.

In addition, Jet Airways will place its code on flights between Amsterdam and 11 destinations in the United States and Canada operated by Delta and KLM. These include: New York-JFK, Newark, Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Edmonton. Jet Airways will also codeshare on KLM-operated flights to 30 European destinations beyond Amsterdam including Madrid, Zurich and Milan. KLM’s service between Amsterdam and New Delhi also forms part of this agreement.

 

Delta and KLM offer up to 19 peak-day services to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport from 21 destinations in the United States and Canada.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Jet Airways, with this new agreement, is shifting its European hub from Brussels to Amsterdam. Airbus A330-302 VT-JWU (msn 1391) prepares to taxi from the gate at BRU.

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Ryanair to establish its 75th base at Corfu, Greece

Ryanair (Dublin) has announced it will open a new base at Corfu (number 75), from April 2016, with one based aircraft, 11 new routes to Birmingham, Bratislava, Budapest, Cologne, Rome, Katowice, Poznan, Pisa, Rzeszow, Venice and Warsaw and more flights to Charleroi (near Brussels), East Midlands, London (Stansted) and Bergamo (near Milan).

The first additional route will be to Rome (Fiumicino) starting on March 29, 2016. The others will be added in late April, early May and June 3, 2016 to Pisa.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS EI-FIO (msn 61579) taxies at Brussels. The new aircraft was delivered on June 12, 2015.

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