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Allegiant today launches seasonal Tulsa – Los Angeles flights

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today (June 5) launches new, nonstop, seasonal flights from Tulsa to Los Angeles. The new seasonal flights will operate twice weekly through August 17, 2015 between the Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Yesterday (June 4) the ultra low-fare carrier launched twice-weekly seasonal flights from Little Rock, Arkansas also to Los Angeles. The new seasonal flights will operate twice weekly through Auguist 16, 2015, and will fly nonstop between Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N408NV (msn 53246) promoting the Blue Man Group show in Las Vegas arrives at LAS.

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Ten Airways suspends operations

Ten Airways (Tend Air) (call sign Tender Air) (Bucharest) suspended operations on January 19 after its AOC was suspended by the AACR according to ch-aviation. The company was operating six McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) and DC-9-83 (MD-83) aircraft and specializing in ACMI operations.

The company had been flying for short-lived Fly Romania last year.

The airline started operations in 2011.

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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com. The company operated under the Tend Air brand. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) YR-MDK (msn 49139) is captured digitally for posterity at Frankfurt.

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Orange Air operates charter flights for the U.S. government

Orange Air DC-9-82 N918AV (white)(Grd) SFB (Orange Air)(LRW)

Orange Air, LLC (Sanford) is a relatively new FAR 121 Air Carrier located at the Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, FL (north of Orlando).

The charter airline received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) on June 3, 2014. On June 10, 2014 it operated its first charter flight.

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Orange Air strives to be a leading service provider of passenger air charter for Commercial Customers, US and International Government Agencies and US Defense Contractors providing the safest, most reliable, highest quality service and to be the most competitive 121 non-scheduled airline in the industry.

Copyright Photo: Orange Air. The crews stand in front of the first aircraft, former Belle Air McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N918AV (msn 49104, ex ZA-ARD).

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Allegiant restores Colorado Springs-Mesa service and starts three new routes

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) on May 15 started three new routes and restarted another:

Allegiant restarted nonstop jet service between Colorado Springs and Mesa via the Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport. The service will operate twice weekly and becoming the only nonstop service from Colorado Springs to any destination in Arizona. Allegiant first began service at Colorado Springs Airport in February 2002 with nonstop service to Las Vegas and previously offered service to Mesa from 2010 to 2012. Mesa joins Las Vegas as Allegiant’s second nonstop destination from Colorado Springs.

Additionally at Mesa, Allegiant launched the first nonstop flights between Stockton and Mesa via Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport. The new nonstop flights will operate twice weekly. Mesa becomes the third destination offered to Allegiant travelers flying out of Stockton. Allegiant first began service at Stockton Metropolitan Airport in June 2006 with nonstop service to Las Vegas. Since then, Allegiant has added nonstop seasonal flights to Honolulu.

In the East, Allegiant also started nonstop, year-round jet service from Cincinnati to St. Petersburg/Clearwater. Allegiant originally announced the route as seasonal nonstop service on March 4, 2014, and after seeing overwhelming demand for the flights, decided to offer the flights year round. The twice weekly service to the Tampa Bay area is the carrier’s third route from the CVG Airport. Allegiant currently flies to Sanford (near Orlando) and Punta Gorda. Finally on May 15,

Allegiant started new nonstop, low-cost air service from Asheville to Palm Beach, a new Allegiant destination. The new nonstop flights will operate twice weekly between Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). Palm Beach becomes the fifth destination offered to Allegiant travelers flying out of Asheville. Allegiant currently flies to St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Sanford (Orlando), Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Punta Gorda. Allegiant first began service at Asheville Regional Airport in November 2011 with nonstop service to Sanford. Since the start of operations in Asheville, Allegiant has taken more than 60,000 passengers on vacation.

Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N406NV (msn 49900) taxies past the camera at Boeing Field-King County Airport (BFI) in Seattle in the old 2003 livery.

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Insel Air Aruba to introduce Aruba-Miami service on April 11

Insel Air Aruba (Aruba) will introduce a new route from Aruba to Miami on April 11 with six flights a week.

This will be followed by Aruba-Valencia service starting two days later on April 13.

Finally on June 18 the airline will launch a twice-weekly route to Georgetown, Guyana on June 18.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) PJ-MDD (msn 49972) with “Aruba” titles taxies at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

American Airlines ends McDonnell Douglas DC-9-80 (MD-80) service at LaGuardia Airport

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) today (March 5) is ending scheduled McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82/83 (MD-82/83) “Super 80” service at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) according to Airline Route. The aging type was being deployed on the Chicago (O’Hare)-LGA route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. The older AA aircraft are now being repainted in the new livery as they will be replaced. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N3507A (msn 49801) departs from runway 27R at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Orange Air plans to fly with a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)

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Orange Air (flyorangeair.com) (Sanford, Florida) is a new paper airline that is in the process of obtaining its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The airline on its website is advertising as “Coming Soon” although no announcement has been made. The would be airline has reportedly taken delivery of the former Spirit Airlines (N804NK) and Belle Air (ZA-ARD) McDonnell Doug;as DC-9-82 (MD-82) as N918AV (msn 49104). N918AV was ferried from Sanford to Opa-locka on January 30 with an Orange Air tail logo according to Skyliner.

Allegiant Air to increase the number of seats on its DC-9-82/83 fleet

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) on September 13, 2010 announced it is beginning a project to add 16 seats to its fleet of 150-seat DC-9-82/83 (MD-82/83) aircraft, bringing the total number of seats to 166 on each of these aircraft. The company currently operates 48 such aircraft and owns nine additional DC-9-80 (MD-80) aircraft, which it plans to introduce into service in 2011 and 2012. Allegiant also operates three 130-seat DC-9-87 (MD-87) aircraft which will not be re-configured.

Allegiant Air is also planning to add the Boeing 757-200 to its fleet for its new proposed Hawaii service.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. The pictured ex-FlyNordic DC-9-82 N406NV (msn 49900, ex SE-RFC) was acquired on February 12, 2009 and arrives at Baltimore/Washington on a charter flight.

Did malware cause Spanair’s McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) EC-HFP to crash?

Spanair’s (Barcelona) flight JKK 5022 on August 20, 2008 operating from Madrid to Gran Canaria, crashed on takeoff. The airliner veered off to the right and into the ground while climbing immediately after lifting off from runway 36L at 1445 local time. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 MD-82 with the registration of EC-HFP (msn 53148) was carrying 162 passengers and 10 crew. In the accident 154 people were killed, two were seriously injured and 12 were slightly injured.

The on-going investigation has discovered the central computer system used to monitor technical problems in the aircraft was infected with malware.

According to the linked article, an internal report issued by Spanair revealed the infected computer failed to detect three technical problems with the aircraft, which if detected, may have prevented the plane from taking off, according to reports in the Spanish newspaper, El Pais.

Read the full report from MSNBC.com:

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Copyright Photo: Ill-fated McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) EC-HFP (msn 53148) painted in the Star Alliance livery taxies at Milan (Malpensa).

Hewa Bora Airways DC-9-82 crash lands in Africa

Hewa Bora Airways’ (Kinshasa) crew operating McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) 9Q-COQ (msn 49176, ex N226AA) was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday (June 21) at Kinshasa after takeoff from the capital on a flight to Goma via Kisangani. The crew made an emergency landing off the runway after a tire was blown on takeoff. There were no reported injuries among the 101 passengers and crew on board. The airliner was severely damaged and is probably an insurance write off. It was formerly operated by American Airlines.

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