Tag Archives: Gilbert Hechema

Delta to bring the Boeing 717 to the West Coast, will resume Atlanta-Honolulu Boeing 747-400 flights

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).

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide (current livery): AG Slide Show

British Airways to launch London Heathrow-Tokyo Haneda flights on February 19

British Airways (London) will launch nonstop London (Heathrow)-Tokyo (Haneda) service on February 19, 2011. The new route will be operated five times a week and will be flown with Boeing 777-200 ERs.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Boeing 777-236 ER G-YMMI (msn 30310) is pictured on final approach at Montreal (Trudeau).

Porter Airlines to grow Toronto City-Newark route to 11 roundtrips

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).

Porter Airlines orders four more Q400s

Porter Airlines (Toronto-Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) has confirmed a new order for four 70-seat Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprops, plus six options.

Porter currently operates a fleet of 20 Q400 aircraft and the new order potentially raises this number to 30.

The new aircraft are scheduled for delivery beginning in the second quarter of 2011, through the third quarter of 2012, including option aircraft.

Porter also confirmed it has raised an additional C$15 million in equity from existing shareholders. The proceeds will be used primarily for working capital and new aircraft purchases.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GLQB (msn 4130) prepares to touch down at Montreal (Trudeau).

Jazz Air reports 2Q net income of C$15.6 million

Jazz Air (Air Canada Jazz( (Halifax) reported second quarter net income of C$15.6 million.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Painted in the Star Alliance motif, Jazz Air’s Bombardier CRJ705 (CL-600-2C10) C-FUJZ (msn 15048) climbs rapidly at Montreal (Trudeau).

Air Canada Jazz to fly to New Orleans

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 pilots ratify the new contract

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).

WestJet is coming to New Orleans, Grand Cayman and Santa Clara, Cuba

WestJet Airlines (Calgary today (July 7) unveiled its winter schedule for 2010-2011, featuring three new destinations, 10 new routes and expanded service on more than 30 others.

Beginning in November, WestJet will launch seasonal, nonstop service to New Orleans, Santa Clara (Cuba) and Grand Cayman Island, all from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

WestJet will also launch new seasonal, nonstop service between the following cities:

From Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal to:

Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Montreal and Calgary to Varadero, Cuba.

Toronto and Palm Springs.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Boeing 737-7CT C-GWBJ (msn 32754) climbs away from Montreal (Trudeau).

Jazz Air reaches a tentative agreement with its flight attendants

Jazz Air (Air Canada Jazz) (Halifax) has reached a tentative agreement with its flight attendants.

Read the report from Reuters:


Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Bombardier CRJ705 (CL-600-2C10) C-FKJZ (msn 15044) prepares to land at Montreal (Trudeau).

British Airways makes a new offer to the Unite union

British Airways (London) made a new offer to its cabin crews (flight attendants) yesterday (June 25) in a bid to end a long-running dispute over pay and conditions before a ballot on further strikes next Tuesday. The Unite union reacted coolly to the new offer.

Read the full report by Reuters:


Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema. Boeing 777-236 ER G-YMMR (msn 36516) with additional “Keeping the Flag Flying” sub-titles arrives at Montreal (Trudeau).