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InterCaribbean Airways to fly to Cuba from Providenciales

InterCaribbean Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 929340.

InterCaribbean Airways (Providenciales), the official airline of the Turks and Caicos Islands, announced its new twice-weekly route from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands to Santiago de Cuba (SCU) starting on December 10.

Services to Havana, Jose Marti International Airport (HAV), Cuba, are slated to start in early 2016.

These new flights expands the airline’s total list of destinations to 18 cities throughout the Caribbean, making interCaribbean the best choice for “connecting you and the Caribbean”.

With increased air services from USA and Canada and the recent addition of a second London frequency by British Airways to Providenciales, this service provides timely international connections to this new service and allowing additional island choices for the vacation traveler to combine several Islands. It is Ideal for People to People travelers ready to visit the culture of Cuba.

The company operates a fleet of EMB-120 Brasilia (above), Twin Otter and Beech 99 aircraft connecting the Turks & Caicos to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. It operates domestic flight in the Turks & Caicos Islands and Jamaica. International services link Jamaica to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico.

Copyright Photo: Andy Cripps/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) arrives at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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SkyWest Airlines operates its last Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia revenue flight

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SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) on May 5 operated its last Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia revenue flight. Flight UA 5165 operated from Santa Maria to Los Angeles with the pictured EMB-120ER Brasilia N567SW (msn 120342).

SkyWest made this brief announcement on Facebook:

After more than 28 years, SkyWest’s EMB-120s completed their final flights. This plane has been a workhorse of our fleet and has played a big role in our history.

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Copyright Photo Below: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. N567SW arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Are nonstop New York LGA-California flights a possibility?

According to this report by Dan Reed of Forbes, the Post Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages LaGuardia Airport (LGA) along with John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), is considering lifting the perimeter rule at LGA that restricts nonstop flights over 1,500 miles.

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Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. If the rule is lifted, the landing and takeoff slots at LGA will become more valuable. Airlines will likely move some JFK-West Coast flights to LGA. The loser in this possible rule change may be the small communities with their current flights to LGA with smaller aircraft. The number of 50-seat regional jets is likely to decrease with any rule change at LGA. Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N278SK (msn 145370) climbs away from the runway at LGA.

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ViaAir to offer seasonal flights between Charlotte and St. Augustine, Florida

ViaAir (Orlando) has announced it will offer seasonal flights between Charlotte and St. Augustine, Florida starting on December 19 and operating through January 20, 2015 with 30-seat Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias. The company on December 3 launched regular flights from Beckley, West Virginia to Charlotte.

The company describes its activities:

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ViaAir LLC is an indirect Air Carrier operating under DOT Regulation 14 CFR 380 together with its subsidiary, Via Airlines , as the Direct Air Carrier on 30 passenger Embraer EMB-120.

Via Airlines as the Direct Air Carrier has been providing Air transportation service for over 15 years operating 30 passenger EMB-120. We are proud to have been providing such service with excellent dispatch rate of over 98%, excellent safety record and client oriented service and support.

In ViaAir, we still believe that Air Service is a service and not just means of transportation. Our experienced team understands that client satisfaction and community support are critical to the creation of a successful flight operation. We pride ourselves at being more than just transportation; as such we always go above and beyond as proven in our excellent client
satisfaction rate.

Via Airlines was founded in 1997 and has grown to become a prominent Air Carrier operating 30 passenger planes while maintaining an excellent safety record and an excellent dispatch rates The company has earned an ARG/US Gold rating and continuously strives and maintains best-in-class safety, quality and customer satisfaction.

The EMB-120 is ideal for the commuter air service requirements. As an airplane that was built to meet the more demanding requirements of FAR-25 it is safe, reliable and fast. Operated by over 27 operators worldwide and over 5 million flight hours, it has great positive past record.

Top Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. ViaAir’s Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia N653CT (msn 120243) arrives at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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United Airlines to end Crescent City service

United Airlines (Chicago) will end all United Express service to Crescent City, California and the San Francisco-Crescent City route on April 7, 2015 per Airline Route. SkyWest Airlines is phasing out its unprofitable Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia fleet.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia N295SW (msn 120322) arrives in Los Angeles.

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SkyWest Airlines to end Los Angeles-Carlsbad service on April 6

SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) will United Express Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia service between the Los Angeles hub and Carlsbad/Oceanside, California on April 6, 2015. SkyWest is phasing out all of its Brasilias.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia N568SW (msn 120343) arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.

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SkyWest Airlines to remove all remaining Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias from service

SkyWest, Inc. (SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines) (St. George, Utah) has announced fleet transitions and contract updates designed to improve SkyWest’s overall efficiency and long-term profitability.

Specifically, SkyWest announced that SkyWest Airlines, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, intends to transition to an all-jet fleet by removing all remaining 30-seat Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia turboprop aircraft from service by summer 2015. The EMB-120 fleet retirement comes, in part, in response to increased costs and additional challenges associated with new FAR117 flight and duty rules, implemented in January 2014.

Separately, SkyWest announced that ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, has executed an agreement with United Airlines, Inc. to reduce the term of the existing 50-seat ERJ 145 contract between ExpressJet and United from November 2020 to December 2017, subject to certain extension rights by United. ExpressJet Airlines anticipates the reduction in the ERJ 145 operations will improve its overall operational reliability and financial results.

As a result of the decision to remove the EMB-120 aircraft from service by June 2015 and as a result of the reduced term to operate the ERJ 145 aircraft, SkyWest, Inc. anticipates recording pre-tax special charges (primarily non-cash) ranging from $55-70 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

It is unclear how the grounding and retirement of the Brasilia fleet will affect air service to remote communities.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest Airlines mainly operates its Brasilias under the United Express brand however 13 EMB-120s wear the SkyWest house livery (below). Embraer EMB-120ER brasilia N294SW (msn 120321) arrives in Los Angeles.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia N217SW (msn 120286) arrives in Las Vegas.

SkyWest Airlines to drop Chico, California on December 2

SkyWest Airlines (United Express) (St. George, UT) will drop Chico, California and the Chico-San Francisco route on December 2. The route is not profitable according to KRCR News. This will end commercial air service at the airport.

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Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia N295SW (msn 120322) taxies at the San Francisco hub.

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United to end its regional routes to Las Vegas on September 2

United Airlines (Chicago) will end its Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia regional routes to Las Vegas on September 2 per Airline Route. SkyWest Airlines (St. George) currently operates its United Express Brasilias to both Fresno and Palm Springs from LAS.

Additionally United is starting nonstop United Express Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet service from its San Francisco hub to Kelowna, British Columbia on September 20.

Copyright Photo: Eddie Maloney/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest’s EMB-120ER Brasilia N568SW (msn 120343) lands at LAS.

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United to drop United Express service from Portland, Oregon to Eugene, Redmond and Seattle/Tacoma

United Airlines (Chicago) has decided to drop its United Express flights from Portland, Oregon to Eugene, Redmond and Seattle/Tacoma on September 1 according to Oregon Live. The flights are operated by SkyWest Airlines Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilias.

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In addition, United is dropping service to Doha, Qatar on August 30 as an extension of the daily Washington (Dulles)-Dubai route according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest Airlines EMB-120ER Brasilia N584SW (msn 120352) taxies across the ramp at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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