Tag Archives: MCO

Sunrise Airways expands its jet operations

22365454_907529999411064_344409401597886912_n.jpg

Starting November 28, 2017, Sunrise Airways of Haiti will launch its first flight from Port-au-Prince to Curaçao.

The Haitian carrier issued this statement:

Haiti-based Sunrise Airways announced its intent to launch new nonstop service between its hub at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince (PAP) and Hato International Airport in Curacao (CUR) beginning November 28, 2017. The new twice-weekly service is the carrier’s first-ever flights to/from Curacao.

Sunrise Airways will deploy both its Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A320 aircraft on its new Curacao route. Both aircraft feature two classes of service – business and economy. Maximum seating for the Boeing 737 is 168 passengers (18 seats in business class, 150 in economy), while the Airbus A320 can accommodate a total of 150 passengers (12 seats in business class, 138 in economy).

Previously the carrier started four flights a week service to Orlando on October 18, 2017.

The new flag carrier will also commence Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien flights to Miami starting on December 16, 2017.

Top Photo: Sunrise Airways.

Copyright Photo Below: Sunrise Airways (Haiti) (SmartWings) Boeing 737-8K5 WL OK-TVP (msn 32907) MCO (Westley Bencon). Image: 939908.

Leased from SmartWings on October 5, 2017

Route Map:

sunrise map devlopment 2.jpg

 

 

Advertisements

Southwest Airlines and Discovery Channel team up for “Shark Week”

Southwest Airlines and the Discovery Channel are teaming up once again to bring television’s most anticipated summer event, Shark Week, to new heights. Southwest revealed a Shark Week- themed 737-700 aircraft, the pictured 737-7H4 N944WN (msn 36659), with an all new, larger-than-life underwater scene depicting five shark species along the fuselage. The plane will fly the skies as part of the Southwest fleet through August 31, 2017, as millions tune in to Discovery’s Shark Week airing July 23 through July 30, 2017.

Customers and Shark Week fans who spot the Shark Week plane throughout the summer are encouraged to take a photo and share it with @SouthwestAir and @SharkWeek, using the hashtag #SharksTakeFlight.

While Shark Week fans anxiously await the July 23 premiere of Shark Week, Southwest Customers are getting in on the jawsome action early. Continuing throughout the summer, Customers onboard WiFi-equipped aircraft can enjoy a pre-premiere episode of African Shark Safari through Southwest’s onboard entertainment portal via the Shark Week ondemand Channel. Customers flying during Shark Week can tune-in live via the entertainment portal live TV on Discovery Channel July 23 through July 30. Southwest and Discovery will also host a surprise takeover on a special flight to kick off Shark Week!

This exciting partnership with Discovery’s Shark Week is an opportunity to celebrate the carrier’s newest international destination, Grand Cayman, which Southwest serves with nonstop flights from Ft. Lauderdale. Want a bite of the nonstop action? Southwest and Discovery will send a winner and three guests on an adventure of a lifetime through the Dare to Dive Sweepstakes.  Customers and Shark Week fans can enter for a chance to win the Dare to Dive sweepstakes which includes roundtrip Southwest air travel for four (Government-imposed per passenger travel taxes of up to $150 per person are not included and are payable by each of winner and guest prior to travel), a $2,000 Ritz Carlton gift card, and a $1,000 Visa gift card for an aquatic adventure of the winner’s choosing.

Top Photos: Southwest Airlines/Stephen M. Keller.

Copyright Photo Below: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 WL N944WN (msn 36659) (Shark Week) MCO (Westley Bencon). Image: 938747.

Southwest's 2017 "Shark Week" promotional livery

LAN Peru and TAM Airlines add new routes from Orlando

The LATAM Airlines Group (Santiago) issued this statement:

LATAM Airlines Group logo

Committed to strengthening connectivity internationally and connecting the U.S. to South America, LATAM Airlines Group affiliate LAN Peru and TAM Airlines are inaugurating brand new routes from Orlando International Airport (MCO) this month to Brazil and Peru, respectively.

TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas) (Sao Paulo) is kicking off a new service to Brasilia International Airport from Orlando International Airport today ( June 12, 2015). TAM also currently serves Sao Paulo from Orlando with 14 weekly flights.

Additionally, LAN Peru will offer the first-ever daily nonstop flights between Orlando International Airport and Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru, starting on June 20, 2015.

 

TAM Airlines: Orlando to Brasilia

Brasilia serves as a hub for TAM’s domestic operations. This increase in international flights to Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, directly benefits passengers departing from the U.S., providing convenient access to over 40 Brazilian destinations, specifically connecting the U.S. to Northern Brazil.

The new route will fly daily from Orlando (flight JJ8049) at 10:30 p.m. (local time) and arrive in Brasília at 7:19 a.m. the following day (local time). The return flight will depart daily from Brasília (flight JJ8048) at 11:22 a.m. (local time) and arrive in Orlando at 6:30 p.m. (local time).

TAM Airlines will operate the route from MCO using Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft (above). The aircraft is configured with 191 seats in Economy class and 30 in Premium Business class, featuring seats that recline up to 180 degrees full flat.

 

LAN Airlines (LAN Peru): Orlando to Lima Route

Orlando is LAN Airlines’ fourth gateway in the U.S., joining New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Earlier this year, LAN Peru added two additional flights per week from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Lima. The airline expects to transport more than 80,000 passengers each year from South America to Orlando via Lima.

LAN Peru will operate the route on an Airbus A319 aircraft, which seats 126 passengers in Economy class.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. TAM Linhas Aereas (TAM Airlines) Boeing 767-316 ER PT-MOA (msn 41995)  (the former LAN Airlines CC-BDN) arrives at Miami International Airport.

TAM aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Southwest announces a new route from Washington Reagan National to Orlando

Southwest 2014 logo-1

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has announced new nonstop service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Orlando, Florida beginning on November 1. Orlando will be Southwest’s third Florida destination from DCA, where it is the second largest carrier as measured by passengers carried. Southwest will now offer flights to 17 nonstop destinations from this convenient downtown airport.

Southwest Airlines operates more than 260 daily nonstop flights from its three Washington, D.C. area airports. Since July of last year, the airline has added seven new international destinations from Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, and new nonstop service from Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) to Chicago (Midway), Columbus, Dallas Love Field, Indianapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood beginning on August 9, and Orlando starting in November 2015. In addition, the carrier’s long-haul offerings from Washington Dulles have grown in the past year to add both Las Vegas, and San Diego as nonstop routes.

Also on Nov. 1, Southwest will continue its commitment to the Sunshine State by increasing the number of daily flights to twice daily service between Austin, Texas, and Ft. Lauderdale.

In Austin, the carrier continues adding new destinations including already announced nonstop service starting June 28, 2015 to Santa Ana/Orange County and St. Louis. In addition to the increased number of flights serving Customers traveling to and from Ft. Lauderdale, the carrier will add nonstop service this November to Boston (Logan), Seattle/Tacoma, and will add an additional nonstop flight to the New York area (via Newark.) The carrier began serving Austin in 1977 with six daily flights, and by the end of 2015 it will operate more than 60 departures a day to nearly 30 destinations across the United States and Mexico.

This week, Southwest also renewed its commitment to the Greater Orlando Aviation Administration by investing $9.5 million in a renovation and expansion of the airline’s Maintenance Hangar and Parts Stores Facility. Additionally, the carrier is also committed to bringing more international travel options to Florida travelers with a new international terminal located at the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. With scheduled completion in 2017, the terminal will have five gates, a new security checkpoint, and new concessions for travelers.

Southwest Airlines proudly serves eight Florida airports: Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Ft. Myers (RSW), Jacksonville (JAX), Orlando (MCO), Tampa Bay (TPA), Panama City Beach (ECP), Pensacola (PNS), and West Palm Beach (PBI).

Copyright photo below: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-7H4 N421LV (msn 32452) approaches the runway at Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Southwest Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

AG Bottom Ad Bar

Azul arrives in Orlando

Azul arrives in Orlando (Azul)(LRW)

Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras (Campinas), Brazil’s largest airline by number of cities served, yesterday (December 15) inaugurated daily nonstop service to and from Orlando, its second international destination. The airline’s first arrival landed at Orlando International Airport at 5:10 pm (1710) and the first outbound flight departed or Sao Paulo (Campinas) at 7:45 pm.

From its new $1.5 billion terminal at Sao Paulo-Campinas International Airport, located 60 minutes from the city, Azul conveniently connects to popular destinations including Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Salvador and Iguacu Falls.

Photos: Orlando International Airport. The inaugural flight was operated with the pictured Airbus A330-243 PR-AIZ (msn 527).

Azul aircraft slide show:

Azul A330-200 PR-AIZ (08)(Nose)(Azul)(LRW)

Norwegian brings the first Boeing 787 to Orlando

Norwegian 787 arrives in MCO (OIA)(LRW)

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian Long Haul) (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) landed the first scheduled Boeing 787 Dreamliner service at Orlando International Airport (MCO) on Thursday night (May 29). The maiden flight from Oslo, Norway to Orlando was the first Boeing 787 to land at MCO. The full flight was greeted with a traditional water salute by the airport rescue fire fighters (ARFF).

Norwegian Air will offer nonstop service between Orlando and Oslo two-days-a-week, Thursdays and Saturdays, with connections to over 94 locations in Europe and Thailand.

Copyright Photo: Orlando International Airport.

Norwegian: AG Slide Show

WestJet arrives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

WestJet (Calgary) yesterday (May 2) launched new twice-weekly nonstop service between Toronto (Pearson) and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The first flight left Toronto’s Pearson International Airport at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Details of WestJet’s new nonstop twice-weekly service (Thursdays and Sundays) between Toronto and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are as follows:

Flight Departing Arriving Effective
1154 Toronto at 9:30 a.m. Myrtle Beach at 11:35 a.m. May 2, 2013
1155 Myrtle Beach at 12:20 p.m. Toronto at 2:14 p.m. May 2, 2013

Introductory one-way fares starting at:

Departing Arriving Air transportation charges
(ATC)
Taxes, fees
and charges
Total
one-way
price
from
Base fare from Other ATC
Toronto Myrtle
Beach
$89 $7.50 $82.27 $178.77
*CAD

*Some restrictions apply.

Further service expansion began April 29, when WestJet launched new nonstop daily service between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth, offering more connectivity than ever to the United States through WestJet’s code-share agreement with American Airlines. Within Canada, WestJet is also increasing the number of flights between Toronto and Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina, and will introduce new nonstop service between Toronto and Fort McMurray. The airline will also increase to two flights daily from one between Calgary and Los Angeles, and to 11 from seven flights weekly between Toronto and Orlando.

Internationally, WestJet will extend service to Aruba; Liberia, Costa Rica; and Trinidad and Tobago on a year-round basis. The airline will also add one extra flight each week between Toronto and Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Varadero, Cuba; St. Maarten; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Cancun, Mexico.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 737-7CT WL C-FWBL (msn 32750) approaches for landing at Orlando International Airport.

WestJet: AG Slide Show