Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) known for its ultra low fare model (based on Ryanair) which charges for everything else besides a basic seat on airplane, is taking a page out of the old Western Pacific Airlines (Colorado Springs) book to raise additional revenue through aircraft exterior advertising.
Airbus A320-232 N618NK (msn 5458) is now adverting the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (one of its growth airports) with this unique “Greetings from Fort Worth” “aircraft postcard”.
Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez/AirlinersGallery.com. N618NK makes a stop at Cancun with the new look.
Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) has announced it will add nonstop service from Wilmington- New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Delaware (ILG) to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) and Detroit, Michigan (DTW) starting on April 29, 2014.
The addition of these two new cities brings the total number of routes served from the Wilmington/Philadelphia area to seven: Atlanta; Chicago-Midway; Denver; Detroit; Fort Myers; Orlando; and Tampa.
Following is the schedule for Frontier’s Atlanta service**:
Wilmington-Atlanta (beginning April 29, 2014)
Following is the schedule for Frontier’s Detroit service:
Wilmington-Detroit (beginning April 29, 2014)
All service from Wilmington-New Castle Airport operates on 168-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N204FR (msn 2325) with the Bald Eagle on the tail lands in Cancun, Mexico.
Whitejets Transportes Aéreos (Rio de Janeiro-Galeao) is a new Brazilian charter airline. The new airline is owned by José Manuel Antunes who also owns Omni Aviation of Portugal, which in turn owns White Airways (Lisbon). Whitejets launched operations on June 12, 2010 between Rio de Janeiro (Galeao) and Sao Paulo (Viracopos) and Veradero (Cuba) with an Airbus A310-300 wet leased from White Airways.
A new route to Cancun was also inaugurated on July 12 from Brazil.
Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez. Whitejets’ Airbus A310-304 PR-WTA (msn 494, ex PR-WTA), operated by White Airways, arrives in the early morning light at Cancun on July 12.
Continental Airlines (Houston) will begin a codesharing agreement with ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tkoyo) on routes between the United States and Japan effective on March 28. It will be the first time that Continental Airlines has implemented a codesharing agreement with a Japanese airline.
Copyright Photo: Rurik Enriquez. Continental introduced its “Eco-Skies” logojet (with a green Blended Winglet!) on March 10. Click on the link below for further details:
Mexicana Click (subsidiary of Mexicana) (formerly Click Mexicana) (Mexico City) will lease 25 104-seat Boeing 717-200s from Boeing Capital Corporation via its parent. The first copy will arrive this month and will replace the current 25 Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100s (Fokker 100s).