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Virgin America to resume seasonal New York-Palm Springs flights

Virgin America (San Francisco) announced that it is resuming its seasonal flights to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on December 21. The nonstop flight will add to Virgin America’s seasonal daily connecting flight schedule from JFK to PSP and its seasonal daily nonstop schedule from SFO to PSP.

Virgin America’s 2013-2014 nonstop JFK-PSP flight schedule is as follows:

Flight From To Dep Arr Frequency Service Begins
55 JFK PSP 1030 1335 Saturday only December 21, 2013
Flight From To Dep Arr Frequency Service Begins
56 PSP JFK 1440 2245 Saturday only December 21, 2013

 

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N623VA (msn 2740) climbs away from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Virgin America: AG Slide Show

JetBlue Airways and British Airways start interlining, becomes the 25th partner for JetBlue

JetBlue Airways (New York) and British Airways (London) have announced an interline agreement to connect the carriers’ networks at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), creating new possibilities for travelers.

This marks the first partnership between JetBlue and British Airways, and the 25th airline agreement for JetBlue. The carriers initially plan to interline on 18 daily trans-Atlantic British Airways flights, more than 50 U.S routes on the JetBlue network and more than 100 British Airways routes beyond London. British Airways’ intercontinental routes that are part of the interline agreement include Boston-London Heathrow (LHR), New York/JFK-London City Airport (LCY), New York/JFK- London Heathrow (LHR), New York/JFK-Paris Orly (ORY), Orlando-London Gatwick (LGW) and Washington/Dulles-London Heathrow (LHR). Tickets can be purchased through British Airways.

Customers will be able to enjoy access to a variety of British Airways destinations beyond London, including Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India, as well as non-stop access to Paris Orly Airport from New York. Meanwhile, British Airways customers can now book onward tickets to new U.S. destinations such as Burlington, Vermont (BTV); Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (MVY); Nantucket, Massachusetts (ACK); and Portland, Maine (PWM).

At JFK Airport British Airways operates from Terminal 7.  JetBlue operates from nearby Terminal 5, a quick ride away on the airport’s free AirTrain service.

At Boston Airport, where JetBlue is the largest carrier and offers nonstop service to 49 cities, more than any other airline, British Airways operates from Terminal E, while JetBlue operates from nearby Terminal C.

At Orlando, where JetBlue operates numerous routes to the Caribbean and Latin America, British Airways operates from Terminal B and JetBlue from Terminal A.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N645JB (msn 2900) in the Harlequin tail design lands at the focus city of Long Beach, California.

JetBlue Airways: AG Slide Show

British Airways: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. British Airways’ Boeing 777-336 ER G-STBA (msn 40542) arrives at the London (Heathrow) hub.

Cathay Pacific Airways is coming to Newark

Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) has announced that it will launch a new daily service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Hong Kong on March 1, 2014, subject to government approval. The new service will complement Cathay Pacific’s current four-times-daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The launch of the Newark service will provide more convenience and greater flexibility for passengers traveling to and from the New York metropolitan area.

The Newark service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Newark will become Cathay Pacific’s fifth gateway in the United States, and seventh in North America. The airline currently serves Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver.

The flight schedule for Cathay Pacific’s Newark (EWR) service, effective March 1, 2014, will be as follows (all times local and subject to change):

Standard time:

Flight no From To Departure/Arrival Days of operation

CX899

EWR HKG 0115/0600 Daily

CX890

HKG EWR 1820/2100 Daily

Daylight saving time:

Flight no From To Departure/Arrival Days of operation

CX899

EWR HKG 0150/0540 Daily

CX890

HKG EWR 1820/2200 Daily

Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond, including over 22 destinations in Mainland China, from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (JFK), and San Francisco.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-367 ER B-KPB (msn 35299) climbs into the sky at Toronto (Pearson).

Cathay Pacific Airways: AG Slide Show

American Airlines restores nonstop New York-Dublin flights

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) today relaunched daily nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Dublin Airport (DUB). The new flight is in addition to American’s existing nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Dublin and complements its 12 other daily nonstop flights from JFK to Europe. The route will be operated with a two-class Boeing 757-200 with 181 seats.

Copyright Photo: Dave Glendinning/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-223 WL N174AA (msn 31308) in the Oneworld scheme taxies at London (Heathrow).

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JetBlue and Asiana move closer with a new interline agreement

JetBlue Airways (New York) and Asiana Airlines (Seoul) have announced the launch of an interline agreement to connect each other’s networks and bring new flight options to travelers between Asia and the Americas.

Through the arrangement, effective immediately, travelers can book single-ticket travel combining flights on both carriers and enjoy one-stop baggage check-in when they transfer between the airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

JetBlue is the largest domestic airline at JFK, where Asiana offers daily nonstop service to its global hub at Incheon International Airport. Travelers can connect onward to cities across Asia and Oceania via Seoul.

U.S.-bound travelers will enjoy easy transfers at JFK from Asiana to JetBlue destinations including Boston, Massachusetts; Burlington, Vermont; Syracuse and Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York; Portland, Maine, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and six cities in Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Jacksonville.

Top Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N348JB (msn 19000511) with the Barcode tail fin gracefully climbs away from Toronto (Pearson).

JetBlue Airways: AG Slide Show

Asiana Airlines: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Yuji Wang. Boeing 767-38E HL7514 (msn 25763) of Asiana Airlines arrives from the Seoul hub at Shanghai (Pudong).

Air China to introduce the Boeing 777-300 ER on the Beijing-New York JFK route on March 31, will launch Chengdu-Frankfurt flights on May 19

Air China (Beijing) on March 31, 2013 will upgrade its aircraft to the Boeing 777-300 ER (see above) and increase its frequency from 7 to 11 per week for its nonstop New York (JFK)-Beijing flights.

Air China is the only airline with nonstop service between New York and Beijing.  It is also the only airline with first class cabin between these two cities.  Current daily flights between New York and Beijing are CA 982 and CA 981.

The additional outbound flight, CA 990, departs from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2:50 AM, arriving in Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) at 2:20 PM local time the next day.  Inbound, CA 989 leaves Beijing at 9:00 AM also on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving in New York at 10:20 AM local time on the same day.

According to the airline, the “Triple Seven” has a wider cabin than any competing aircraft.  It is designed for maximum passenger comfort and convenience.  Air China’s Forbidden Pavilion (first class) features eight luxury suites, 41 full-flat bed seats in the Capital Pavilion (business class) and 259 economy seats with individual monitors and in-seat audio-video on demand (AVOD).

Designed for maximum passenger comfort, the interior of Air China’s Boeing 777-300 ER feature ten mood lighting variations in the Forbidden and Capital Pavilions, each timed to complement the different  phases of a flight—from boarding through meal service, sleeping and pre-arrival.  The ambient lighting recreates the sunset, night and sunrise to reflect the various services associated with each phase and create a totally relaxing environment.

Today’s announcement follows last week’s approval granted to Air China by the U.S. Department of Transportation to start four weekly nonstop services between Houston and Beijing on July 11, 2013 using the Boeing 777-300 ER. Houston is Air China’s fifth gateway in North America in addition to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.  The Los Angeles-Beijing service, operated with the Boeing 777-300ER, will resume its double daily flights on March 31, 2013.  Vancouver-Beijing is scheduled to increase from 7 to 11 flights per week on May 17, 2013.  A bigger Boeing 747-400 full passenger aircraft will be used for the San Francisco-Beijing daily operation beginning on March 31, 2013.

In other news, Air China will commence nonstop Chengdu-Frankfurt service on May 19, 2013.

Chengdu, the capital of a province widely known as China’s breadbasket, is a southwestern Chinese city with huge growth potential. Recent years have seen a continuous uptick in the number of outbound travelers from Chengdu and other southwestern neighboring cities like Lhasa, Kunming and Xi’an who leave China via Chengdu. Currently, passengers who travel between Chengdu and other southwestern regions and Germany have to transfer in Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong, and the whole journey takes at least 15 hours. The opening of the new Chengdu-Frankfurt nonstop service will make Chengdu the third Mainland China city with direct air links to Frankfurt. The whole flight takes just 10 hours, which represents a significant cut in travel time. This faster service will be another driver of the fast growth in tourism and economy of southwestern China.

The three-times weekly service, CA431/432, will be operated with an Airbus A330-200 (see below) on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight time is approximately 10 hours. The flight leaves Chengdu at 01:30 and arrives in Frankfurt at 06:10 on the same day. The return flight is expected to take off from Frankfurt at 14:00 and arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 05:40 the next day.

Top Copyright Photo: Yuji Wang. Boeing 777-39L ER B-2035 (msn 38674) in the “Smiling China” special livery climbs away from Shanghai (Hongqiao).

Air China: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Airbus A330-243 B-6117 (msn 903) completes its approach back at the Beijing hub.

Virgin America launches weekly New York-Palm Springs nonstop flights

Virgin America (San Francisco) as planned, launched new weekly nonstop service between Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).  Virgin America first launched seasonal flight service into the Palm Springs market in December 2011 with a daily nonstop flight from SFO and a daily “same plane” through flight from JFK to PSP.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Airbus A319-112 N522VA (msn 2811) prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport.

Virgin America: AG Slide Show

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JetBlue Airways arrives in Grand Cayman today

JetBlue Airways (New York) today takes flight to its newest Caribbean destination, Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with three times weekly service on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays JFK to Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM).  Saturday-only service to the Cayman Islands from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) will begin this Saturday, November 17.

Grand Cayman is the airline’s 74th destination.

JetBlue’s schedule between New York and Grand Cayman:

JFK to GCM: GCM to JFK:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
7:05 a.m. – 11:02 a.m. 12:00 p.m. –  3:49 p.m.
– Flights operate three times weekly on Mon., Thurs., Sat. –
– All times local –

JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Grand Cayman:

BOS to GCM: GCM to BOS:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
10:10 a.m. – 2:34 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.
– Flights operate on Saturdays beginning Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 –
– All times local –

JetBlue’s flights to Grand Cayman from Boston and New York will be operated with its Airbus A320 fleet.

Copyright Photo: Stephen Tornblom. Airbus A320-232 N605JB (msn 2368) decorated in the markings of the Boston Red Sox, taxies across the tarmac at JFK International Airport in New York.

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JetBlue Airways is coming to Charleston, South Carolina

JetBlue Airways (New York) will serve Charleston International Airport (CHS) with twice daily nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and a daily flight from Boston’s Logan (BOS) starting on Thursday, February 28, 2013. CHS will become the airline’s 76th destination.

JetBlue’s schedule between New York and Charleston:

JFK to CHS: CHS to JFK:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
8:10 a.m. – 10:23 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 12:41 p.m.
2:59 p.m. – 5:18 p.m. 5:55 p.m. – 7:43 p.m.
– Flights operate daily beginning Feb. 28 , 2013 –

JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Charleston:

BOS to CHS: CHS to BOS:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
9:35 a.m. – 12:06 p.m. 12:45 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
– Flights operate daily beginning Feb. 28 , 2013 –
– All times local –

JetBlue’s flights from Charleston will be operated with its 100-seat Embraer ERJ 190 fleet.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N193JB (msn 19000017) in the Harlequin tail design climbs away from the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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JetBlue Airways is coming to Grand Cayman, its 23rd Caribbean destination

JetBlue Airways (New York) today announced its intent to serve Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, the largest destination in the British Overseas Territory’s archipelago. Beginning on November 15, 2012, the airline will serve Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) with three times weekly service on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Saturday service from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) beginning on November 17, 2012.

Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of the carrier’s route network.  Grand Cayman will be JetBlue’s 74th destination and the 23rd destination in the Caribbean. Earlier this month, JetBlue also announced intent to serve two other new Caribbean destinations: Cartagena, Colombia beginning on November 2, 2012 and Samana, Dominican Republic starting on November 14, 2012, both from New York’s JFK.

With this new addition, by the end of 2012 JetBlue will serve the following Latin American and Caribbean destinations: Aruba; The Bahamas (Nassau); Barbados; Bermuda; Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman); Colombia (Bogota and Cartagena); Costa Rica (Liberia and San Jose); Dominican Republic (La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, Santiago and Santo Domingo); Jamaica (Kingston and Montego Bay); Mexico (Cancun); Puerto Rico (Aguadilla, Ponce and San Juan); St. Croix; St. Lucia; St. Maarten; St. Thomas; and, Turks and Caicos (Providenciales).

JetBlue’s schedule between New York and Grand Cayman:

JFK to GCM: GCM to JFK:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. –  3:50 p.m.
– Flights operate three times weekly on Mon., Thurs., Sat.
beginning Thurs., Nov. 15 , 2012 –
– All times local –

JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Grand Cayman:

BOS to GCM: GCM to BOS:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
10:25 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
– Flights operate on Saturdays beginning Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 –
– All times local –

JetBlue’s flights to Grand Cayman from Boston and New York will be operated with its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Eric Dunetz. Airbus A320-232 N746JB in the New York Jets motif departs from JFK.

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Routes from New York (JFK):

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