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Condor to add Quito, Ecuador and return to New Orleans in 2018

Condor Flugdienst-Thomas Cook Boeing 767-3Q8 ER WL D-ABUP (msn 30048) LAS (James Helbock). Image: 935753.

Condor Flugdienst (Frankfurt) is adding new twice-weekly Boeing 767-300 service from FRA to Santo Domingo and continuing to Quito, Ecuador starting on October 5, 2018.

As previously reported, Condor has also announced it will be returning to New Orleans and will be operating twice-weekly flights operating on Thursdays and Sundays from May 17, 2018, through September 30, 2018, between Frankfurt and New Orleans.

Flights on Thursdays and Sundays will depart New Orleans at 5:55 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt the next day at 10:40 a.m., and depart Frankfurt at 11:50 a.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and arrive in New Orleans at 3:55 p.m. the same day.

Condor will operate 259-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Condor Flugdienst-Thomas Cook Boeing 767-3Q8 ER WL D-ABUP (msn 30048) LAS (James Helbock). Image: 935753.


Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s

Allegiant Air Boeing 757-204 WL N905NV (msn 27235) LAS (Bruce Drum). Image: 103816.

Allegiant Air quietly ended all service to Hawaii with a flight from Honolulu to Las Vegas on October 28, 2017. Flight G4 571 landed at LAS at 10:16 pm (2216).

Aircraft N906NV (below) operated a Cincinnati – Las Vegas flight (G4 533) on October 29, 2017.

Aircraft N905NV (above) operated a military charter on October 31, 2017 from Killeen, TX to March Air Force Base.

Both aircraft ferried to Victorville on October 31, 2017 for storage and disposal ending all Boeing 757-200 operations according to Flightaware.

Above Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Boeing 757-204 WL N905NV (msn 27235) LAS (Bruce Drum). Image: 103816.

Below Copyright photo: Allegiant Air Boeing 757-204 WL N906NV (msn 27236) LAS (Ton Jochems). Image: 910509.

Allegiant Air Boeing 757-204 WL N906NV (msn 27236) LAS (Ton Jochems). Image: 910509.

Southwest announces its summer 2018 schedule with expansion at Oakland and San Antonio, drops Flint

Delivered on September 14, 2017, in service on October 1, 2017

Southwest Airlines has published its flight schedule through August 6, 2018. The schedule includes new options for California Customers who use Oakland International Airport, and Texas travelers, as well as new gateways to Cancun.

Investment in the Bay Area

Beginning July 15, 2018, the carrier will offer daily nonstop service between:

Oakland and Indianapolis
Oakland and Minneapolis
Oakland and Orlando1
1Route is currently available on Saturdays through July 14.

Alamo City Additions

For the first time, beginning on July 8, 2018, the carrier will offer nonstop service daily between:

San Antonio and Oakland
San Antonio and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood

Also from San Antonio, Southwest will resume its seasonal daily service to and from Cancun on June 7, 2018.

Service Adjustments in Michigan

The carrier has made the difficult decision to exit Flint, Mich. (FNT), with the last day of service on June 6, 2018. There will be no Customer impact with today’s decision as tickets won’t be available for sale past the last day of service. However, Southwest remains committed to Michigan with a wide portfolio of destinations available from Detroit and Grand Rapids. Southwest’s 14 FNT Employees will be offered positions elsewhere within the Company.

International Service Grows

Going for Grand in Houston

Southwest announced today that it’s adding seasonal weekly service on Saturdays beginning June 9, 2018, between Houston and one of the carriers’ newest destinations, Grand Cayman (subject to government approvals).

On Saturdays in June, Southwest will offer 18 flights between Houston and 10 international destinations.

Cancun Continues Growing

Thanks to a growing demand for nonstop routes to Cancun, Southwest will add two new international gateways to its domestic route map.

Beginning Saturday, June 9, 2018, the carrier will offer seasonal service on Saturdays between:

Pittsburgh and Cancun*
Raleigh-Durham and Cancun*
*Subject to requiste government approvals

In June, Southwest will offer 27 departures to and from Cancun on Saturdays to 16 cities across the United States, its largest-ever schedule for Cancun.

More Flights to The Bahamas

Also beginning Sunday, June 10, 2018, the carrier will add service between Baltimore/Washington and Nassau, The Bahamas, complementing its Saturday service and daily service between Ft. Lauderdale and Nassau.

New and Resuming Seasonal Service

Beginning June 7, 2018, the carrier will resume daily service in the following seasonal markets:

Denver and Charleston, S.C.
Chicago and San Juan, Puerto Rico
Omaha and Orlando

Beginning June 9, 2018, the carrier will offer new seasonal service on Saturdays between:

Boise and Dallas
Denver and Panama City, Fla.
Tulsa and Orlando

Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N8711Q (msn 36979) LAS (Rainer Bexten). Image: 939513.

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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Virgin America to fly between Dallas Love Field and Las Vegas, will drop service to Austin

Virgin America (San Francisco) has announced new nonstop option between Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) as of December 1, 2015.

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Las Vegas is currently the eighth largest market from Dallas Love Field in terms of guest traffic and the sixth largest destination from all Dallas airports combined (QDF). Virgin America will also be the only airline offering a red-eye from Las Vegas to Dallas, allowing Dallas-originating travelers to maximize their time taking advantage of everything Vegas has to offer before returning home.


In order to make aircraft available at its two Dallas Love Field gates to support the new Dallas-Las Vegas service, Virgin America will end its scheduled service between Love Field and Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), effective November 30, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 M526VA (msn 3347) arrives in Las Vegas.

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Alaska Airlines adds another spoke route from the SEA hub to Raleigh/Durham

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) continues to expand its Seattle/Tacoma hub with the start of new service from the Emerald City to Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina starting yesterday (October 1). Raleigh/Durham is the sixth new destination the carrier has added this year, following last month’s start of service from Seattle/Tacoma to Nashville and New York City’s JFK International Airport.

Flights will be operated by fuel-efficient Next Generation Boeing 737 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-890 WL N570AS (msn 35185) in the special “Follow us to Disneyland Resort – Disney Cars” livery arrives in Las Vegas.

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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/141156602″>Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-890 N570AS (msn 35185) in the special &quot;Follow us to Disneyland Resort – Disney Cars&quot; livery</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user19954503″>Bruce Drum</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>