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Melbourne – San Francisco service to start on September 1, 2018

QANTAS Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner VH-ZNA (msn 39038) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 940297.

QANTAS Airways has announced the start date of September 1, 2018 for its new Melbourne to San Francisco service.

The QANTAS Dreamliner features 236 seats across three cabins including the Business Suite, nicknamed “mini First Class” by some frequent flyers, as well as a next generation Premium Economy seat and a significantly improved Economy seat with extra storage compartments and device charging outlets.

To facilitate the new direct Melbourne – San Francisco service four times per week, QANTAS’ Melbourne – Los Angeles Dreamliner flights will move from six to two services per week. QANTAS will continue to operate daily Airbus A380 flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles.

QANTAS’ Melbourne – San Francisco and Melbourne – Los Angeles schedule*

Route Flight Dep Time^ Arr Time^ Frequency Aircraft
MEL-SFO QF 49 2140** 1900 Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun B789
MEL-LAX QF 95 2140** 1900 Mon, Fri B789
MEL-LAX QF 93 0905** 0635 Daily A380
SFO-MEL QF 50 2200 0630+2** Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun B789
LAX-MEL QF 96 2355 0825+2** Tues, Fri B789
LAX-MEL QF94 2255 0750+2** Daily A380

* Subject to government and regulatory approvals.
^Times above are local.
** 1 hour later in DS

Copyright Photo: QANTAS Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner VH-ZNA (msn 39038) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 940297.

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Ethiopian Airlines to add a new route to Geneva via Milan

Ethiopian Airlines to return to the New York area

Ethiopian Airlines (addis Ababa) has announced that it will launch direct thrice-weekly service to Geneva, Switzerland on June 3, 2018.

Flight Eff Date Frequency Dep Arp Dept Time Arv Arp Arv Time Fleet
ET  0726 2-Jun-18 Tue, Thu, Sat Addis Ababa 23:10 Milan 5:20 ET  787-8
Milan 6:20 Geneva 7:25 ET  787-8
ET  0727 3-Jun-18 Wed, Fri, Sun Geneva 20:45 Milan 21:50 ET  787-8
Milan 22:50 Addis Ababa 5:50 ET  787-8

The route will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

Ethiopian’s fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350-900, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASH (msn 38754) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930558.

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Allegiant Air to launch three new seasonal routes from Charleston SC

Allegiant Air Airbus A319-112 N332NV (msn 2638) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940552.

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) is coming to Charleston, South Carolina as a new seasonal base with three new seasonal routes starting in April:

Cincinnati – starting on April 5, 2018

Indianapolis – starting on April 6, 2018

Pittsburgh – starting on April 4, 2018

Additionally the carrier is launching year-round service from Sarasota/Bradenton to the same three cities.

Copyright Photo: Allegiant Air Airbus A319-112 N332NV (msn 2638) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940552.

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Hawaiian Airlines to fly to Long Beach

Hawaiian's first Airbus A321neo

Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) will add a new Airbus A321neo connecting its Honolulu hib with Long Beach, CA. The new route will commence on May 31, 2018 per Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo (call others by Hawaiian): Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A321-271N WL N202HA (msn 7917) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940200.

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KLM and VNC reach an agreement in principle on a new contract

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-406 PH-BFT (msn 28459) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931791.

KLM and the VNC trade union for cabin crew negotiated an agreement in principle on Friday January 5, 2018, for a new collective labour agreement valid until June 1, 2019. This is an important step in the negotiation of a new collective labor agreement for KLM cabin crew.

KLM is pleased to have reached an agreememt in priciple with the largest Cabin trade union the VNC on the details of the new collective labor agreement (CLA). Together, KLM and the VNC worked hard to arrive at a balanced package. The VNC will now present the agreement in principle with a positive advise to its council of members. Around 70% of KLM cabin crew are members of the VNC.

FNV Cabine

KLM has also shared the results of negotiations with the FNV Cabine trade union for cabin crew. KLM has urged FNV Cabine to call off the strike scheduled for coming Monday, allowing them to share the negotiated agreements with its members, so that FNV Cabine and the VNC can jointly formalise a collective labor agreement with KLM.

Copyright Photo: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-406 PH-BFT (msn 28459) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931791.

Is JetBlue considering adding some Airbus A321LR aircraft to fly to Ireland?

JetBlue Airways Airbus A321-231 WL N947JB (msn 6448) (Prism) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936368.

JetBlue Airways (New York), according to the Irish Independent, is considering switching some of its Airbus A321 orders to the longer-range A321LR models in order to fly nonstop to Ireland.

Aer Lingus, which is already a partner, has ordered the LR type. Both partners could be transatlantic competitors in the future.

Read the full article: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A321-231 WL N947JB (msn 6448) (Prism) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936368.

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Southwest to give each employee a $1000 bonus, exercises Boeing options for more 737 MAX aircraft

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N8713M (msn 36984) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939559.

Southwest Airlines has announced the Company’s plans to celebrate the recent tax reform legislation.

The Southwest Board of Directors authorized a bonus to all Southwest Airlines Employees to celebrate the recent passage of the tax reform legislation. All Fulltime and Parttime Southwest Employees employed with Southwest on December 31, 2017, will receive a $1,000 cash bonus on January 8, 2018.

Southwest also is increasing its fleet investment with its longtime business partner, Boeing, to support future growth opportunities and fleet modernization at favorable economics. The company exercised 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8 options for 15 firm orders in 2019 and 25 firm orders in 2020, and deferred 23 Boeing 737 MAX 7 firm orders from 2019 through 2021 to 12 firm orders in 2023 and 11 firm orders in 2024. The Company’s 2018 available seat mile growth plans remain unchanged.

Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N8713M (msn 36984) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939559.

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