Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is bringing its leased Boeing 717-200s to the U.S. West Coast on four routes. Los Angeles-Las Vegas, Los Angeles-Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City-Kansas City and Salt Lake City-Las Vegas will be changed to Boeing 717-200 equipment starting on June 4 per Airline Route.
In other news, Delta is bringing back the Boeing 747-400 on the Atlanta-Honolulu route starting on May 1.
Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 717-231 N927AT (msn 55077) departs from Montreal (Trudeau).
Porter Airlines (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) is finalizing approval for four additional slots at Newark Liberty International Airport. As a result, Porter Airlines will operate 11 daily roundtrip flights to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, beginning September 20. The airline currently operates nine daily roundtrips.
In other news, Porter Airlines is returning to Mont Tremblant, QC, for its fourth winter season, with increased service from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Up to 12 flights per week will be operated, an increase from eight flights per week last season.
The Mont Tremblant winter schedule debuts on December 21, running until April 3. Flight time is just over an hour between downtown Toronto and Mont Tremblant.
Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GLQM (msn 4252) prepares to land at Montreal (Trudeau).
Air Canada (Montreal) announced Air Canada Jazz (Jazz Air) (Halifax) will begin daily, nonstop service between Toronto and New Orleans starting on October 30, 2010. The new route will be operated with a 75-seat, Jazz CRJ705 aircraft.
Beginning October 30, 2010, Air Canada will begin the only nonstop, daily service between Toronto and New Orleans. Flight AC 7971 will depart Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport at 9:50 a.m. (0950) and arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 12 noon (1200). Flight AC 7972 will depart New Orleans at 12:35 p.m. (1235) and arrive in Toronto at 4:20 p.m. (1620).
Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Bombardier CRJ705 (CL-600-2C10) C-FKJZ (msn 15044) prepares to land at Montreal (Trudeau).
Jazz Air’s (Air Canada Jazz) (Halifax) pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have ratified a new contract which was reached on June 25, 2010. The contract covers a 6-year period expiring on June 30, 2015.
Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Bombardier CRJ705 (CL-600-2C10) C-FCJZ (msn 15040) gracefully climbs away from Montreal (Trudeau).