Tag Archives: Midway

Volaris to start Durango – Chicago Midway service

Volaris (Mexico City) has announced new international service between the city of Durango and Chicago’s Midway Airport, starting on December 8 with twice a week flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The new Durango-Chicago (Midway) service, flight schedules, including dates and times of operation, are announced as follows:

Durango, Durango – Chicago (Midway), Illinois
(Effective December 8, Tuesdays and Saturdays)

Departs Durango, Durango at 7:04 hrs., arrives Chicago, Illinois at 10:45 hrs.
Departs Chicago, Illinois at 12:05 hrs., arrives Durango, Durango at 16:22 hrs.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-133 XA-VOA (msn 2771) named “Alejandra” and in the VISA Platinum special livery arrives in Las Vegas.

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Delta to end the Salt Lake City – Chicago Midway route, PRASM declined 3% in July

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will end the Salt Lake City – Chicago (Midway) route on August 31. The daily Delta Connection route is currently operated with Bombardier CRJ900 jets per Airline Route.

In other news, Delta today reported “consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of July decreased 3.0 percent year over year, with pressure from foreign exchange, lower surcharges in international markets, and continued yield pressure in select domestic markets.”

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest Airlines’ Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N692CA (msn 15092) departs from Las Vegas.

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Southwest Airlines flight 3299 aborts its takeoff at Chicago Midway

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Southwest Airlines (Dallas) flight 3299 from Chicago (Midway) to Boston last night (July 8) suddenly aborted its takeoff due to a “mechanical issue”. The right engine apparently caught on fire according to local media reports. The 143 passengers safely exited the aircraft via mobile stairs.

One passenger tweeted a video of the aborted takeoff.

Read the full report from ABC Channel 7: CLICK HERE

Porter Airlines to resume seasonal service to Burlington, Vermont

Porter Airlines (Toronto-Billy Bishop Toronto City) is resuming seasonal service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Burlington, Vermont mainly for the upcoming ski season.

Flights begin this year on December 14, continuing until April 5, 2015. The schedule peaks with five weekly flights during the March Break, and ranges from two to four weekly flights during the rest of the season. Porter continues to be the only airline offering direct scheduled flights to Vermont from Toronto.

Top Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GKQA (msn 4357) arrives in Chicago (Midway).

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Porter DHC-8-400 over Toronto

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Buzz Airways to replace Southwest Airlines at Branson, Missouri

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Branson Airport (Branson, Missouri) has released this statement:

 

Branson Airport (BKG) is pleased to announce the arrival of Buzz Airways service to both Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby) beginning June 12, 2014. Fares begin at $99.00 each way including taxes. Flights will operate in each market six days per week.

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The new flights by Buzz will replace the service currently offered on Southwest Airlines (Dallas) that is slated to end June 8. The flight schedule has been designed to allow customers to book separate tickets on Southwest in order to connect to and from other popular gateways.

 

 

Corporate Flight Management, Inc. d/b/a Buzz Airways (CFM) is a diverse aviation services company that includes Part 135 and 91 charter and management services, three Fixed Base Operations, a FAR Part 145 certified repair facility, an aircraft sales division, and FAR 141 pilot and maintenance training.

Buzz Airways will reportedly operate Jetstream 41 aircraft on the two routes.

CFM Jetstream 41 (CFM)(LR)

Copyright Photo: Corporate Flight Management.

 

Lakeshore Express suspends operations

Lake Express Aviation (Pontiac, Michigan), which started scheduled passenger services between Pontiac and Chicago Midway on June 6, 2013 with four roundtrips, has suspended operations. Flights were operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter (Pontiac) using 30-seat SAAB 340B aircraft . The airline also operated between Chicago (Midway) and Pellston, Michigan which began in June 2011.

Yesterday, the CEO issued this statement (no April’s Fool joke):

Dear Lakeshore Customers:

As we look forward to serving you this 2014 summer season and beyond, we are going to take a short break. At this time, Lakeshore is cancelling all future flights. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause; however, we are looking to establish a relationship with a new operating partner in order to restart service to our customers in the near future.

Full refunds will be granted for any existing reservations. Please feel free to contact us at any time by email (customerservice@lakeshoreexpress.com) regarding questions or concerns. We are building a stronger Lakeshore Express to serve you in the future!

Thank you,
Greg Stallkamp
CEO
Lakeshore Express

Copyright Photo: KenPetersen/AirlinersGallery.com. SAAB 340B N9CJ (msn 224) was operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter.

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