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Flair Airlines launches its first US flight

Flair Airlines, Canada’s low-fare airline, on November 8 launched its first US-bound flight when flight 777 left Edmonton International Airport for Las Vegas, Nevada. As Edmonton’s ‘hometown airline’ Flair’s inaugural trip to ‘Sin City’ was sold-out with a crowd of excited passengers.

Flair’s Executive Chairman, David Tait, stated, “Today is a momentous day in our history as it the first of our multiple new trans-border services.” In December Flair will begin flying to Palm Springs, Miami, Orlando and Mesa.

Flair also announced that on the return flight from Vegas to Edmonton the airline will host some 30 Nevada delegates who will attend the Alberta-Nevada B2B Matchmaking Program, hosted by Alberta Economic Development and Trade, in cooperation with Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton Global, Calgary Economic Development, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems.

The B2B Alberta-Nevada all-day meeting on Nov. 9th was inspired by the offer extended from Flair to fly US government and business delegates from Las Vegas to Edmonton – as the airline’s guests.  “We’re delighted that so many international trade delegates and State Senator James Ohrenshall have taken advantage of our offer to enhance the business relationship between Alberta and Nevada,” stated Tait.

Flair Airlines flight 777 was welcomed in Vegas to the salute of water cannons, Elvis, and Showgirls.  “We are pleased to welcome Flair Airlines to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and wish it great success with these new air service offerings from Edmonton,” said Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation.

All photos by Flair Airlines.

 

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United Airlines to add more seats to Las Vegas for CES 2019 from 15 U.S. cities in January

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N216UA (msn 30549) LHR (SPA). Image: 924672.

United Airlines today announced it is offering customers more ways to get to Las Vegas in January by adding more than 8,500 seats from its U.S. hubs and eight other U.S. cities connecting more customers than ever to Las Vegas for CES 2019, the popular trade show where new products are unveiled and next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Tickets are now available for purchase.

In addition to United’s regularly scheduled daily nonstop services between its seven hubs and Las Vegas, United has added nonstop service to Las Vegas from eight other cities across the United States including Austin, Texas; Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; San Jose, California; Boston; Pittsburgh; San Diego; and Seattle/Tacoma.

Inbound to Las Vegas

Date

Depart

Depart

Arrive

Time

Aircraft

Jan. 6

Boston (BOS)

9:00 a.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

11:58 a.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

Boston (BOS)

9:00 a.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

11:58 a.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

Austin (AUS)

4:05 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

5:05 p.m.

B737-700

Jan. 7

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

1:00 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:55 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

Pittsburgh (PIT)

3:45 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

5:20 p.m.

A319

Jan. 7

Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

12:35 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:00 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Diego (SAN)

4:00 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

5:15 p.m.

E175

Jan. 7

San Diego (SAN)

7:45 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

9:00 p.m.

E175

Jan. 7

Seattle (SEA)

4:00 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

6:30 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

10:30 a.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

12:00 p.m.

E175

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

3:30 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

5:00 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

7:30 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

9:00 p.m.

B737-900

 

Outbound from Las Vegas

Date

Depart

Depart

Arrive

Time

Aircraft

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:30 p.m.

Boston (BOS)

11:35 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

4:30 p.m.

Austin (AUS)

9:10 p.m.

B737-700

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

12:30 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

8:05 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

12:40 p.m.

Pittsburgh (PIT)

7:55 p.m.

A319

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

12:45 p.m.

Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

8:10 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

11:00 a.m.

San Diego (SAN)

12:10 p.m.

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

7:00 p.m.

San Diego (SAN)

8:10 p.m.

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:00 p.m.

Seattle (SEA)

5:40 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

10:30 a.m.

San Jose (SJC)

12:00 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

2:40 p.m.

San Jose (SJC)

4:10 p.m.

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

6:50 p.m.

San Jose (SJC)

8:20 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 12

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:30 p.m.

Boston (BOS)

11:35 p.m.

B737-900

From its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United will offer up to 48 nonstop daily flights to Las Vegas between January 6 and January 12, 2019.

To help connect more customers to Las Vegas and CES 2019, United will operate select flights between Las Vegas and Newark and San Francisco with Boeing 777-200 wide body aircraft (top), which are typically reserved for international flights.

Beginning January 13, 2019 United will resume regularly scheduled flights between Las Vegas and its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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Eurowings to add Dusseldorf – Las Vegas flights

First A340, in service March 20, 2018 Dusseldorf - Vienna

Eurowings will add the Dusseldorf – Las Vegas service starting on July 3, 2019.

The new route will be operated three days a week with Airbus A340-300s operated by Brussels Airlines according to Airline Route.

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WestJet to maintain Edmonton – Las Vegas nonstop flights

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-76N WL C-GWSH (msn 29886) LAS (Jay Selman). Image: 403427.

WestJet today announced that it will maintain nonstop service between Edmonton and Las Vegas with four weekly flights starting October 11, 2018. Flights will operate Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Edmonton – Las Vegas Four weekly 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. October 11, 2018*
Las Vegas – Edmonton Four weekly 11:20 a.m. 3:20 p.m. October 11, 2018*
*January 6, 2019 through March 31, 2019, the Sunday flights will operate a 6:15 p.m. departure from Edmonton and an 8:16 p.m. Las Vegas arrival and a 12 p.m. Las Vegas departure and a 4:09 p.m. Edmonton arrival.

The WestJet Group of Companies has the most international flights to Las Vegas, where both WestJet and Swoop will fly a combined 71 weekly flights from Edmonton, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Toronto this winter.

WestJet flies to 27 destinations from Edmonton – the most of any airline, with 56 average daily flights, linking the city with global markets such as London, England and Cancun, Mexico.

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Hawaiian Airlines reaches tentative agreements with the IAM, will offer new service from Kaua’i next summer

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Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) has announced two tentative agreements on five year contracts with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The agreements will increase compensation for more than 1,500 employees in District 141 employed in the Clerical, Office, Stores, Fleet and Passenger Services and more than 700 employees in District 142 who work as Aircraft Mechanics and Inspectors, Line Servicemen, Cleaners, and Contract Services personnel.

The agreements are subject to ratification by union members, who are expected to vote on the proposal in the coming weeks.

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In other news, Hawaiian Airlines will increase travel options between Kaua’i and California during the summer of 2016. Daily service between Lihu’e and Oakland and Los Angeles will take place during the peak travel months from mid-June through September.

Beginning May 27, 2016, the airline will offer three-times weekly service from Oakland to both Lihu’e and Kona, four-times weekly service from Los Angeles to Kona, and increase its regular nonstop service between Los Angeles and Lihu’e to four-times weekly. From mid-June through Sept. 5, service to Kaua’i from both Oakland and Los Angeles will be offered daily.

The seasonal Oakland and Los Angeles service to the islands of Kaua’i and Hawai’i will add nearly 74,000 air seats to these travel markets over 14 weeks of service. The flights to Kona will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330 aircraft, seating 294 passengers in a three-class cabin, with 18 in First Class, 40 in Extra Comfort and 236 in the Main Cabin. Flights to Lihu’e will be operated by the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in First Class and 246 in the Main Cabin.

With the addition of both seasonal services, both Lihu’e Airport and Kona International Airport will have a Hawaiian Airlines wide-body aircraft arriving every day of the week next summer.

Copyright Photo: Andres Meneses/AirlinersGallery.com. Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N378HA (msn 1615) with the Oakland Raiders logo approaches the runway at Las Vegas.

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Allegiant to retire the Boeing 757 and end Hawaii service

All Boeing 757-200s to be retired by early 2017

Allegiant Air (Honolulu) has announced it is ending all service to Hawaii and as a result will retire the last Boeing 757-200.

The company started service to the 50th State in June 2012 from Fresno and Las Vegas and has been downsizing the number of routes to the islands. Due to rising costs, the company will exit the Hawaii market in early September 2016 when it drops the last route to Honolulu. The last 757 will exit the fleet in early 2017.

Employees in Hawaii will be relocated.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-204 N901NV (msn 25963) lands at the Las Vegas base.

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