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OneJet to start Milwaukee-Pittsburgh and Indianapolis-Pittsburgh flights

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OneJet (Indianapolis) has announced that it will expand its network of nonstop air travel service with the addition of two routes beginning in May: Nonstop service from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is scheduled to begin May 4 and nonstop service from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Pittsburgh is set to begin May 11. The new flights follow OneJet’s April 6th commencement of service between Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

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About MKE-PIT Service

The new MKE-PIT flights will be offered four times weekly, Monday through Thursday, departing from MKE at 8:00 a.m. and arriving PIT at 10:10 a.m. Return service from PIT will depart at 4:30 p.m. and arrive MKE at 4:50 p.m. (all times local).

About IND-PIT Service

The new IND-PIT flights will be offered four times weekly, Monday through Thursday, departing from IND at 7:00 a.m. and arriving PIT at 8:00 a.m. Return service from PIT will depart at 5:00 p.m. and arrive IND at 6:10 p.m. (all times local).

All flights will feature Hawker 400 aircraft operated by OneJet’s regional operating partner, Pentastar Aviation.

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Delta to add Milwaukee – Boston flights

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is planning to add Delta Connection Bombardier CRJ900 service on the Milwaukee – Boston route starting on June 4 according to Airline Route.

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OneJet to launch Indianapolis – Milwaukee scheduled passenger service

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OneJet is launching scheduled passenger service from Indianapolis to Milwaukee with Hawk 400 jet aircraft on April 6. This will be the first scheduled route for this upstart. The new service will operate four days a week and will use the J1 code.

Flights are operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter Inc., subject to DOT Part 380 regulations.

 

Southwest Airlines announces three new destinations from Dallas Love Field

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has announced it will add new destinations with more nonstop flights made possible by acquiring the rights to two additional Love Field gates.

Beginning in April, Southwest will offer daily nonstop flights to nine new cities from Dallas (Love Field), including Memphis, Milwaukee, and Seattle/Tacoma, and will increase the number of nonstop flights to recently introduced destinations added after the October 2014 expiration of the Wright Amendment restrictions on long-haul flying at Love Field.

Details on numbers of flights as well as the full list of the cities and fares will be announced soon. The new flights will be made possible through a long-term sub-lease agreement that will transfer usage of two gates in the newly rebuilt 20-gate facility from United Airlines to Southwest Airlines. Terms of the deal are confidential. The transaction was reviewed and cleared without conditions by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. The City of Dallas, the owner and operator of Love Field, also has approved the sublease.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-790 N560WN (msn 30542) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Alaska Airlines to expand its relationship with SkyWest Airlines with new Embraer 175s and three new cities

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) announced today it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) with the addition of three new destinations from Alaska’s Northwest hubs. Flying on new Embraer ERJ 175 jets (a new type in Alaska colors), Alaska will begin offering daily nonstop service starting on July 1, 2015 between Seattle/Tacoma and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle/Tacoma and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis.

The 76-seat E175 jet will feature 12 seats in first class and 64 in coach, and boasts cabin dimensions on par with a Boeing 737. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, streaming inflight entertainment and 110 volt power in every first class seat. Food and beverage will include hot meals and picnic packs for purchase, in addition to Northwest microbrews and wine.

SkyWest has purchased seven Embraer E175 aircraft to fly on behalf of Alaska under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA). The first three aircraft will arrive in the summer of 2015, and the remaining four will be delivered in the first quarter of 2016.

SkyWest operates for Alaska Airlines as Alaska SkyWest.

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“The E175 is new for the Alaska brand and fills a specific need to serve ‘long, thin routes’ – destinations that are too distant for our regional aircraft, but currently don’t have enough customer demand to fill a mainline jet,” said Andrew Harrison, senior vice president of planning and revenue management for Alaska Airlines. “The smaller, but spacious, E175 jet will not only open up new cities, but provide feed traffic to our Northwest hubs, while giving customers a comfortable experience on these longer flights.”

Today, SkyWest flies 40 flights a day between 14 cities for Alaska Airlines and by August 2016, that will increase to 52 flights a day to 17 cities.

Alaska Airlines has been growing its Seattle/Tacoma hub, this year launching service to six new cities which include Albuquerque, Baltimore/Washington, Cancun, Detroit, New Orleans and Tampa. With the addition of these new SkyWest-operated flights, next summer Alaska will offer 298 peak-day departures to 81 destinations from Seattle/Tacoma – three times any other carrier. From Portland, starting in July Alaska Airlines will offer 125 peak-day departures to 44 destinations – more than any other carrier.

In related news, SkyWest confirmed its order for seven Embraer 175s with this announcement:

SkyWest, Inc. and Embraer have confirmed a firm order for seven E175 jets. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Alaska Airlines. The value of the firm order, which will be included in Embraer’s 2014 fourth-quarter backlog, is estimated at $301 million, based on 2014 list prices.

These aircraft are part of SkyWest’s previous order for 100 (40 firm and 60 reconfirmable), E175 current generation E-Jets – with an additional 100 options – placed in May 2013, taking the firm order number to a total of 47. The E175s for Alaska Airlines will be configured with 76 seats including 12 First Class seats. Deliveries are schedule to begin in the second semester of 2015.

SkyWest Airlines operates a fleet of approximately 15 E175 and 39 EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft. ExpressJet Airlines operates 226 aircraft of the ERJ 145 family and is the largest ERJ operator in the world.

In a separate deal with Embraer, announced in June of 2013, SkyWest became the launch customer of the E175-E2, ordering 100 aircraft with 100 additional options, for deliveries beginning in 2020.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest Airlines currently operates 10 Bombardier CRJ900s (CL-600-2C10s) including the pictured N223AG (msn 10010) arriving at Long Beach.

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Southwest Airlines to operate seasonal Caribbean service from Milwaukee to both Montego Bay and Punta Cana

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) will add seasonal and weekly (saturdays) service from Milwaukee to both Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from January 24 through April 4, 2015 per Airline Route.

Meanwhile the company is trying to lower its rising costs with new efforts to remain competitive with its union contracts. Bloomberg Businessweek looks at this critical effort. Read the full article: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. “Heart Two” in the form of Boeing 737-8H4 N8645A (msn 36907) painted in the dazzling 2014 livery arrives at the Baltimore/Washington (BWI) hub.

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Frontier Airlines announces 10 new routes

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) today announced it will expand its network with 10 new routes to warm and sunny destinations from Trenton, Washington, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlanta and Denver.

Following is the schedule for Frontier’s new nonstop service:

Denver-West Palm Beach (starts October 26) (4 days a week) A319

Washington (Dulles) – West Palm Beach (starts November 21) (4 days a week) A320

Washington (Dulles) – Cancun (starts November 22) (weekly) A320

St. Louis – Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood (starts January 8) (3 days a week) A319

St. Louis – Orlando (starts December 21) (3 days a week) A319

Milwaukee- Orlando (starts January 7) (3 days a week) A320

Milwaukee- Ft. Myers (starts January 8) (3 days a week) A320

Chicago (O’Hare) – Orlando (starts December 20) (daily) A320

Atlanta – Orlando (starts December 14) (5 days a week) A319

Trenton – West Palm Beach (starts November 21) (3 days a week) A319

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N208FR (msn 4562) with Charlie, the cougar, arrives at Washington (Reagan National).

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SkyWest Airlines’ flight 3074 makes a left main gear-up landing at Milwaukee

SkyWest Airlines’ (St. George) flight 3074 being operated under the AirTran Airways code was forced to make a left main gear-up landing at Milwaukee last night on a flight from Omaha. The Bombardier CRJ200 registered N498CA (msn 7792) with 36 passengers and three crew on board landed safely on runway 07R with no injuries. The regional jet skidded on the runway with the left main gear retracted.

Read the full report (with a video newscast) from KETV Channel 7 in Omaha:

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Top Copyright Photo: Joe Osciak. Sister ship CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N495CA (msn 7774) arrives at Philadelphia.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N498CA (msn 7792) is pictured at Milwaukee before the incident.

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Republic to acquire 10 ERJ 190s from US Airways

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

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Republic Airways Holdings (Indianapolis) has now confirmed our earlier report. The holding company will acquire 10 Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW aircraft (ERJ 190-100ARs) from US Airways. The first four (N961UW and N963UW have already left US) will enter service flying for its subsidiary Midwest Airlines (probably operated by Republic Airlines) in November and December. The other six will enter service in the first quarter of 2010 for its “branded operations” (believed to also include some flying for Frontier Airlines). Republic will apply $35 million it loaded to US Airways towards the purchase.

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Republic-Airways-to-Acquire-bw-3710826396.html?x=0&.v=1

Midwest starts code-sharing with Frontier

 

Republic Airlines' (2nd) Embraer ERJ 190-100LR N164HQ (msn 19000275) is now the third ERJ 190 in Midwest colors. N164HQ (with Midwest Connect titles) taxies at the Milwaukee hub on September 2, 2009.  Copyright Photo: Jay Selman.

Republic Airlines' (2nd) Embraer ERJ 190-100LR N164HQ (msn 19000275) is now the third ERJ 190 in Midwest colors. N164HQ (with Midwest Connect titles) taxies at the Milwaukee hub on September 2, 2009. Copyright Photo: Jay Selman.

Midwest Airlines (Milwaukee) and Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) as subsidiaries of Republic Airways Holdings have started a code-sharing program.

 

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Midwest-Airlines-Codeshare-bw-4013904739.html?x=0&.v=1