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LAX celebrates new Terminal 1 guest experience

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles World Airports, Southwest Airlines and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield celebrated the grand opening of the new Terminal 1 at LAX on Friday, Nov. 30. Pictured left to right: URW President Jean-Marie Tritant, actor Danny Trejo, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly, LAWA CEO Deborah Flint, Board of Airport Commissioners Vice President Val Velasco. (PRNewsfoto/Los Angeles World Airports)

News Highlights:

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles World Airports, Southwest Airlines Employees and Customers jointly celebrate unveiling of new Terminal 1 at LAX.
  • $516.7 million redevelopment by Southwest introduces larger seating areas in gates, a larger and more efficient centralized Customer screening checkpoint and all-new dining and retail options.
  • Redevelopment created 3,475 construction jobs.
  • Partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s airports group, URW Airports, increases dining and retail options, including local L.A. favorites Urth Caffé, Trejo’s Tacos and Cassell’s Hamburgers.

Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Southwest Airlines to unveil the new Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1. This follows a half-billion-dollar, curb-to-gate redevelopment that showcases a new check-in area featuring all-new self-service ticket kiosks, an efficient nine-lane security checkpoint, new area for baggage claim, and exciting new dining and retail destinations with state-of-the-art design.

Completion of the Terminal 1 redevelopment comes as part of LAWA’s multibillion-dollar Capital Improvement Program, considered the largest public works program in history for the City of Los Angeles. The Terminal 1 renovation is part of an overall LAX modernization program, which includes an Automated People Mover – an elevated train expected to be completed by 2023 – and is expected ultimately to create more than 121,000 construction-related jobs.

Los Angeles is a city of dreamers and doers, and the reimagined Terminal 1 reflects the creativity at the heart of our city,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Working together with Southwest Airlines and our partners, what we have created is more than a terminal that connects passengers to flights — it’s a destination in its own right.”

“Today the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports are celebrating a momentous occasion: The completion of a half a billion dollar investment into our airport by Southwest Airlines,” said Councilmember Joe Buscaino. “As investment and partnerships continue to take flight, travelers can get a sneak peek of the future of LAX by visiting Southwest’s Terminal 1 – a new first-class experience for every traveler, visitor and Angeleno.”

“The work happening to modernize LAX is focused on making our airport a more convenient and inviting place to travel through for Angelenos and visitors,” said Councilmember Mike Bonin. “From the improved security screening facilities, new restrooms and concessions that feature local eateries, LAX is rapidly becoming the world-class airport this city deserves. The renovations to Terminal 1 will make this part of LAX more secure and more environmentally-friendly, and I applaud Southwest and LAWA on their progress so far.”

The four-year, $516.7 million project created 3,475 construction jobs and completely refreshed the aging terminal, which was initially constructed in the early 1980s in advance of the 1984 Olympic Games. The project was completed with minimal impact to customer service and flight operations, keeping approximately 10 million customers moving through the facility each year of the redevelopment.

“The new Terminal 1 reflects Los Angeles World Airports’ commitment to creating exceptional facilities and experiences for our guests,” said Deborah Flint, CEO, LAWA. “The T1 modernization has been a phenomenal effort by all partners at LAWA, Southwest, and URW Airports, and the results raise the bar for what guests can expect when they come to LAX.”

“Today’s reveal of Terminal 1 marks a significant milestone in our continued improvement and modernization of LAX,” said Board of Airport Commissioners Vice President Val Velasco. “Not only are we transforming LAX into the airport for the future, but we’re doing so with a local workforce and businesses to ensure that our community is involved in and benefits from all that we do.”

A major goal of the T1 project was to eliminate lines that crowded the approaches to ticketing, security and at shops and restaurants in previously cramped gate areas. Now the terminal runs efficiently with a fleet of new self-service check-in stations, the repositioned security checkpoint and additional retail and dining offerings post-security.

The new 13-gate terminal is a true transformation: curb-to-gate, wall-to-wall. It now boasts an efficient nine-lane security checkpoint; a fully automated checked-baggage inspection and sortation system; refurbished arrival/baggage claim area; updated and expanded restrooms; and replaced Customer boarding bridges.

“Southwest carries more California travelers to, from and within the Golden State every day than any other airline and is scheduled to offer a record 800 departures a day from California next summer,” said Southwest CEO Gary Kelly. “This redeveloped Terminal 1 facility at LAX will host many of those Customers and is the perfect venue for our award-winning People to showcase their world-famous Hospitality.”

Southwest worked with LAX partner URW Airports, the terminal commercial manager, on a new and expanded dining and retail approach that includes celebrated local brands Urth Caffé, Trejo’s Tacos and Cassell’s Hamburgers, among others. With 22 dining and retail destinations comprising 23,543 square feet, the new offerings introduce 13 brands new to LAX and eight that are making their airport debut.

Southwest, construction manager Hensel-Phelps and architects from PGAL worked closely with URW to integrate shopping and dining destinations throughout the terminal, giving airport guests greater options and more visibility to their gate.

As part of the Terminal 1 unveiling ceremony, Mayor Garcetti also opened the first long-term LA Original store, operated by Marshall Retail Group. LA Original will be the first-year occupant of a retail space at the front of the terminal that will rotate regularly to introduce guests to trending brands and new products. LA Original, a pilot program of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, provides a platform to showcase diverse makers and promote locally designed, assembled, or manufactured goods through a line of LA-branded products from across Los Angeles. Proceeds support creative entrepreneur programs.

“The Southwest brand is all about customer service and little surprise-and-delight moments, and today you can feel that energy pulsing in the new terminal,” said Dominic Lowe, Executive Vice President and Group Director for URW Airports. “Terminal 1 is true testament to the results we can achieve in airports when we all come together with a shared vision.”

Here’s a closer look at the full dining and retail lineup:

  • Learn to live Beaming at this ultimate organic superfood café, offering plant-based food, unique cleansing programs and a menu of other delicious delights;
  • Get pampered with on-demand massage, nail and facial services at LAX-first Be Relax;
  • Discover unique gifts for men, women and children at Brookstone;
  • California Pizza Kitchen serves Cali-style cuisine from quality ingredients including hearth-baked pizzas, distinctive pastas, and fresh salads;
  • Cassell’s Hamburgers is a local crown jewel of LA’s culinary realm with a reputation for quality ingredients and pitch perfect plates that have made it the darling of food critics across the nation;
  • Made from fresh, simple ingredients, Chick-fil-A serves up chicken with no added fillers or hormones;
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf was born and brewed in Southern California, delivering the taste and aroma of the world’s best coffees and teas;
  • Deli & Co puts the “delicatessen” back in deli with fresh, quality ingredients that satisfy cravings morning, noon and night;
  • Taste the consistently perfect bagels, specialty sandwiches, gourmet salads and handcrafted drinks at Einstein’s Bagels;
  • I Love L.A., a go-to spot to pick up must-have travel essentials, souvenirs and news and gift items;
  • Explore unique, natural skincare solutions at Kiehl’s Since 1851;
  • LA Original showcases locally designed, assembled, or manufactured goods through a line of LA-branded products from across Los Angeles;
  • From lipsticks and blush to mascara and eye shadow, MAC Cosmetics is like a cosmetic candy store;
  • Designed to help travelers on their way, the New Stand store and kiosk carry a rotating mix of travel essentials, gifts and accessories while its free mobile app serves up entertaining articles, music, deals and a digital wallet.
  • Pei Wei Asian Diner delivers a veritable nod to the new American trifecta: make it delicious, make it fresh and make it fast;
  • Good food, good drinks, and good fun at Reilly’s Irish Pub, a West Hollywoodoriginal boasting the largest selection of whiskey in Los Angeles;
  • Sample world-class craft beers and quality American comfort food in a vibrant environment at Rock & Brews, a partnership with KISS front men Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley;
  • Shop quality surf wear and lifestyle items from the Southern California brand Sol Surf, an airport first anywhere;
  • Indulge in confections and candies at Treat Me Sweet;
  • Danny Trejo brings an uber-hip, on-trend brand shining bright with star quality appeal in Trejo’s Tacos;
  • Urth Caffé offers its organic coffee and fine teas as well as a fresh, healthy and sustainable menu.

Additional improvements at Terminal 1 include renovation of airline support office space; modernized aircraft parking/apron pavement and modernized hydrant fueling system; improvements to the building facade; a new roof; and relocation of the main terminal entrances to ease traffic congestion.

Construction by the same project team is well underway on Terminal 1.5, a connecting structure between Terminals 1 and 2 that will further expand baggage claim areas and offer Southwest Customers connectivity to the new LAX automated people mover.

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Ethiopian flight from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit via Lome

Named "Walia Ibex"

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has changed the ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome, Togo as of December 17, 2018 and will start new route from Addis Ababa to Dublin via Madrid as of December 15, 2018.

The new route will be the only and first of its kind to connect West Africa with the West Coast of the USA with a direct flight.

The new route to LAX via LFW will be operated as per below schedule:

 

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Eff Date

Frequency

Dept Apt

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17-Dec- 18

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ADD

8:20

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LFW

11:10

ET 788

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12:25

LAX

19:35

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ET 788

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17-Dec- 18

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21:35

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19:35

ET 788

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20:50

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5:40

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And the new route to DUB via MAD will be operated as per below schedule:

Flight

Eff Date

Frequency

Dept Apt

Dept Time

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ET 0712

15-Dec-18

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ADD

23:50

MAD

5:20

ET 788

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MAD

6:20

DUB

8:00

ET 788

ET 0713

16-Dec-18

..3.5.7

DUB

16:45

MAD

20:30

ET 788

…….

MAD

21:30

ADD

7:00

ET 788

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOT (msn 34748) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940816.

Ethiopian aircraft slide show:

Routes in Africa:

American Airlines, Los Angeles World Airports break ground on $1.6 billion reimagining of Terminals 4 and 5 at LAX

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Today, American Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officially broke ground on a $1.6 billion modernization project to fully reimagine Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminals 4 and 5. The project marks American’s largest individual investment at an airport in its 92-year history and reaffirms the airline’s commitment to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Councilmember Joe Buscaino and LAWA Commissioner Sean Burton and CEO Deborah Flint joined American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker, Senior Vice President of Los Angeles Suzanne Boda and frontline team members for a ceremony to unveil the project and begin construction in Terminal 5.

“Los Angeles stands at a global crossroads — a place where the world comes to meet, innovate and create,” Garcetti said. “American’s commitment to the reinvention of Terminals 4 and 5 will create good, middle-class jobs and better connect Los Angeles to the world.”

“Our mission to create a world-class airport can only be realized in collaboration with our airline partners like American Airlines, and we are grateful for the substantial commitment they have made to improving our guests’ experience at LAX,” Burton said. “We have set high expectations for LAX, and the project we are kicking off today will raise the bar for both American and this airport.”

In June 2017, American signed a letter of intent with LAWA, which set the framework for the carrier’s record investment. Now, less than 18 months later, construction is officially underway.

“Today marks an important milestone in the journey to creating an airport experience second to none,” said Flint. “The improvements included in the lease agreement between Los Angeles World Airports and American Airlines are ones that go to the heart of the guest experience. Working together with our airline partners as we reimagine our airport, we will transform LAX into the gold-standard airport that this city deserves.”

“American has proudly served Los Angeles for more than 70 years,” Parker said. “From the very beginning, when LAX first became a commercial airport in 1946, we’ve played a major role in keeping Southern California connected to the world. This remains one of the most important and fastest-growing markets for American, and today is a tremendous step forward as we continue to grow and strengthen our presence in the City of Angels.”

“Our $1.6 billion investment will not only transform the customer experience at LAX, it will also give our team members a better place to work every day,” Boda added. “It’s an exciting time for American Airlines. We’re investing back into our business and the communities we serve. That’s exactly what we’re doing here in Los Angeles, and thanks to our strong partnership with LAWA, the airport experience at LAX will soon set an example for the world.”

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Renderings of the $1.6 billion modernization project to fully reimagine Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminals 4 and 5.

The future of LAX begins

The project will fully modernize and update the infrastructure of LAX’s two busiest domestic terminals. When completed, the new facility will create a world-class customer experience from end to end, with open and efficient check-in and security processing areas; more inviting gate areas with increased seating and access to modern amenities; and greater ability for airline operations to quickly adapt to and incorporate rapidly evolving new technologies.

Renderings released at the event show the unified departure hall, which will combine the entranceway of Terminals 4 and 5. Together with the secure-side bridge connecting Terminal 4 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), which was completed by American and LAWA in 2016, movement between terminals for connecting passengers will become significantly easier and more convenient.

The project will also reimagine the workspace of American’s 7,300-plus team members at LAX. Collaborative and open spaces will be designed to meet modern needs, with renovated break rooms; multi-use small and large meeting rooms; and team gathering spaces incorporated throughout the terminals.

Construction is now underway to reconfigure the Terminal 5 ticket lobby, allowing for the buildout of the Landside Access Modernization Project (LAMP) Core, a new facility being built in between Terminals 4 and 5 that will provide vertical circulation (elevators, escalators and stairs) for passengers arriving from the new Automated People Mover (APM) train system. From there, the project will continue in a carefully planned, phased approach that will move from curbside to gate areas.

In total, the project is expected to generate more than 6,000 jobs with more than 30 percent dedicated to local labor and 20 percent for minority- and women-owned business participation.

Additional benefits and features include:

  • Fully upgraded and modernized Terminal 4
  • Unified 300,000-plus square-foot, 28-gate complex for Terminals 4 and 5
  • Less roadway congestion thanks to access from public transportation via the new APM train system
  • A spacious new departure hall that allows direct natural sunlight throughout the building to reduce energy consumption
  • Reconfigured ticket counter and check-in areas to reduce wait times before security screening
  • Seamless access from check-in area directly to security screening areas
  • 16 lanes for security screening with automated technology
  • Transparent design with modern signage to intuitively guide passengers to their gates
  • Modern, state-of-the-art finishes and restroom facilities
  • Upgraded amenities at gate areas, including more access to power outlets and world-class dining and retail options

Strengthening the Los Angeles community

American was one of LAX’s first commercial carriers and the airline continues to grow and strengthen its presence of 70-plus years at the hub through significant direct and indirect investments in the region.

In May 2017, Boda was named Senior Vice President of Los Angeles for American, a newly created position charged with developing and achieving the airline’s strategic goals in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. Since 2013, the carrier has increased its employee presence in Los Angeles by nearly 60 percent, including the hiring of nearly 200 Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking flight attendants and customer service agents. Today, American is the largest airline employer at LAX with more than 7,300 team members based at the hub, producing a $13.4 billion total economic output (direct, indirect and induced combined) in the greater Los Angeles area.

On Nov. 8, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) will recognize American as the 2018 Corporate Honoree at the 22nd annual Eddy Awards®. The Eddy Awards celebrate exceptional contributions to economic development in the L.A. region, consistent with LAEDC’s focus on increasing shared prosperity for residents and communities.

American is the largest carrier at LAX with more than 200 daily flights on peak days to 70 destinations and is the only airline with nonstop service to five continents. Since 2015, the carrier has added service to 26 new destinations from LAX, including Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo (Haneda Airport); Beijing; Auckland, New Zealand; and, most recently, Buenos Aires, making American the first and only airline to offer nonstop service from LAX to Argentina’s capital city.

In addition to strengthening the local economy, American has established strong partnerships with community organizations focused on education, human services and military/veterans initiatives. Highlights include:

  • Donating 10,000 premium amenity kits to the Los Angeles Mission, enough to reach nearly one in five who experience street homelessness each night
  • Helping to open Flagship Compton, a gourmet food truck built from a World War II Douglas DC-3 aircraft that now serves as a fundraising tool for Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, a living classroom in South Los Angeles that brings aviation history to life and is empowering the dreams of more than 5,000 local youth to take flight
  • Strengthening the partnership with Stand Up To Cancer through a collaborative, multifaceted awareness campaign with Marvel Studios
  • Supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation’s military and veterans programs, including Snowball Express in which 12 chartered American aircraft will fly to more than 35 locations, picking up children and spouses of those who have died in service to our nation for a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando for five days.

The most premium amenities at LAX, complimented by a premium airport experience

With three Admirals Club lounges and the recent addition of a Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining, American offers the most premium amenities of any carrier at LAX.

The opening of Flagship First Dining last December gives American’s customers traveling in first class on qualifying international flights or on nonstop transcontinental flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) exclusive access to a preflight tableside restaurant experience that offers complimentary, full-service dining with seasonal, locally inspired dishes and drinks. It is the first product of its kind to be offered by a domestic carrier at LAX.

The newly renovated Flagship Lounge, which also opened in December, allows customers flying in international first class or business class or on nonstop transcontinental flights to JFK an exclusive space to unwind, work or refresh before their flight. Customers can enjoy a range of food options, including a robust hot and cold buffet and a chef action station with freshly made-to-order dishes, along with the ability to pair meals with premium wine, champagne and spirits, or a refreshing drink from the “build your own cocktail” station.

The addition of Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining are part of a $200 million investment in American’s premium travel experience. At LAX, other dedicated investments include a new Admirals Club in Terminal 5, a redesigned and renovated Admirals Club in Terminal 4 and a new Admirals Club in the American Eagle terminal.

Thoughtful planning to ensure a world-class experience

Construction at Terminals 4 and 5 will occur in a carefully planned, phased approach to ensure a world-class experience for American’s nearly 16 million annual customers and more than 7,300 team members at LAX. The majority of the public-facing components of the project are expected to be complete in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

During construction, customers are encouraged to use the following tips and tools:

  • Download the American App before you fly to check in, access your mobile boarding pass, track your bags, stay informed of your flight status and more.
  • Visit aa.com prior to arriving at LAX for special updates, airport details and ticket counter hours.
  • Arrive early to allow plenty of time to navigate traffic and secure parking.

EVA brings its Hello Kitty Jet into the Los Angeles schedule, 3 days a week

EVA Air Boeing 777-35E ER B-16703 (msn 32643) (Hello Kitty - Sanrio Family) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 920984.

EVA Air is adding its popular Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet into its Los Angeles schedule on a regular basis on Tuesday (March 27, 2018). It is using the specially painted plane on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for three of the 21 nonstop flights it operates between Los Angeles and Taipei, Taiwan every week.

(PRNewsfoto/EVA Air)

From nose to tail of the colorful Boeing 777-300ER, Hello Kitty and Sanrio friends of different colors, shapes and sizes join hands and invite fun and friendship. Among the 19 Sanrio Family characters linking hands with Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel are My Melody, Kuromi, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Pompom Purin and Bad Badtz-Maru.

EVA BR005 departs Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 11:55 am and gets into Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 5:05 pm the next day. Return flight BR006 leaves TPE at 10:10 am and arrives in LAX at 6:50 am. The specially painted Boeing 777-300ER is configured in three cabins, Royal Laurel Class business, Premium Economy and Economy. Flight time from LAX to TPE is 14 hrs. and 10 mins. From TPE to LAX, it’s 11 hrs. and 40 mins.

The fun of flying on EVA’s Hello Kitty and Sanrio Family Jets begins at airport check-in with special boarding passes and baggage stickers. Onboard, cabin crews wear Hello Kitty Jet aprons and passengers use themed service items, including headrest covers, pillows, tissue, hand cream, soap, napkins, paper cups, utensils and snacks.

EVA flies seven of the specially painted planes on routes within Asia, in addition to long-haul service to Chicago and Los Angeles. Its other Hello Kitty planes are the Shining Star, Joyful Dream, Celebration Flight and Friendship Bows. Its Sanrio Family aircraft are the gudetama Comfort Flight and Bad Badtz-Maru Travel Fun planes.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by EVA Air): EVA Air Boeing 777-35E ER B-16703 (msn 32643) (Hello Kitty – Sanrio Family) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 920984.

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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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