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Delta expands at Ontario International Airport with new nonstop service to Atlanta

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-932 ER WL N811DZ (msn 31916) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943986.

Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:

Beginning in April, Delta will add a new route at Ontario International Airport through new service to its hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s largest airline hub airport.

Delta will offer one daily flight beginning April 22 and add a second flight beginning June 9, 2019.

The flights will operate on the following schedule and will be for sale beginning Oct. 20:

Ontario International Airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • Depart ONT at 10:55 a.m. / Arrive ATL at 6:25 p.m.
  • Depart ONT at 10:45 p.m. / Arrive ATL at 6:05 a.m. (next day) *

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Ontario International Airport

  • Depart ATL at 8:30 a.m. / Arrive ONT 9:57 a.m.
  • Depart ATL at 7:30 p.m. / Arrive ONT at 8:57 p.m.*

*Begins June 9

The onboard Delta experience will be on Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with 20 seats in First Class, 21 in Delta Comfort+ and 139 in the main cabin. Every seat includes access to Wi-Fi, free personal in-flight seatback entertainment screens, power ports as well as complimentary snacks and beverages.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Delta): Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-932 ER WL N811DZ (msn 31916) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943986.

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China Airlines adjusts times for Ontario-Taiwan flights

China Airlines Boeing 777-309 ER B-18007 (msn 43982) (Boeing special colors) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941349.

China Airlines and the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) announced schedule changes for flights between Ontario and Taiwan beginning next week, a move that will enable passengers to reach more connecting flights to destinations across Asia.

(PRNewsfoto/Ontario International Airport)

Effective Monday, September 17, 2018 China Airlines flight CI23 will depart Ontario International Airport (ONT) at 11:50 p.m. and arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 5:00 a.m. local time two days later. The return flight, CI24, will depart TPE at 6:00 p.m. local time, arriving ONT at 3:10 p.m.

While scheduled departure and arrivals may be adjusted in the future, officials stressed that early morning arrivals to TPE will enable passengers to make connections to South East Asia, Japan, Korea and China more conveniently.

China Airlines began roundtrip service between ONT and TPE in March arriving daily into Ontario at 1:20 p.m. pacific time with a return flight to TPE departing at 4:15 p.m., arriving TPE at 8:55 p.m. the next day. The China Airlines service was Ontario’s first nonstop, transoceanic passenger service.

China Airlines is expected to introduce its new Airbus A350-900 on the route.

Top Copyright Photo: China Airlines Boeing 777-309 ER B-18007 (msn 43982) (Boeing special colors) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941349.

China Airlines aircraft slide show:

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Ontario, CA welcomes China Airlines

Ontario International Airport (ONT) welcomed the arrival of China Airlines flight CI24 from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) on Sunday, March 25, marking the start of Ontario’s first nonstop, transoceanic passenger service (above).

China Airlines, which increased flight frequency from four to seven days a week in response to strong customer interest, is marketing Ontario as Southern California’s new gateway to Asia, a reflection of how far the airport has come since its transfer to local control in November 2016.

TPE is the primary International gateway airport for the New Taipei-Keelung-Taoyuan City metro area, with more than 9 million residents, while ONT is the closest and most convenient international airport for more than 10 million Southern California residents in the Inland Empire, northern Orange County, and eastern Los Angeles County.

More than 4.5 million passengers traveled through ONT last year, a 7% increase over 2016 and its best year since 2010. China Airlines projects 80,000 passengers on the new ONT-TPE route in the first year.

China Airlines’ inaugural flight arrived on time at 1:20 p.m. (PDT) with 298 passengers and crew aboard and was greeted by a water cannon salute and a “Blessing from 3 Princes” celebration. The return flight, #CI23, departed ONT at 3:45 p.m. with 338 passengers and crew members.

The carrier serves the new route with Boeing 777-300ER wide-body aircraft equipped with 358 seats, including 40 in Premium Business Class and 62 in Premium Economy Class.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

Bottom Copyright Photo: China Airlines Boeing 777-309 ER B-18007 (msn 43982) (Boeing special colors) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941349.

China Airlines Boeing 777-309 ER B-18007 (msn 43982) (Boeing special colors) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941349.

China Airlines aircraft slide show:

Prime Air becomes Amazon Air, fleet grows to 32 aircraft, headed to 40

Prime Air (ATI) Boeing 767-338 ER (F) N307AZ (msn 28725) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937302.

Prime Air (Seattle) is shortening its name to Amazon Air. In its holiday season recap report, Amazon announced it “celebrated its biggest holiday season” in 2017.

The growing dedicated fleet of Boeing 767-300s helped the company deliver a new record of packages this past holiday.

Amazon also announed Amazon Prime Air is now called Amazon Air. The fleet is now expected to take on new titles.

Amazon also announced the dedicated fleet had grown from 25 Boeing 767-300 freighters in July 2017 to 32 for this past holiday season. Amazon expects this number to grow to 40 by the end of this year.

Atlas Air and ATI (above) are the two main operators of the Amazon Air fleet of dedicated 767s.

Amazon is building a new cargo hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to handle the growing fleet. The companies flying the aircraft will need more pilots to fly the packages.

Top Copyright Photo: Prime Air (ATI) Boeing 767-338 ER (F) N307AZ (msn 28725) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 937302.

Prime Air – ATI aircraft slide show:

However this growth is also leading to some labor issues especially with the pilots assigned to fly the deliveries. One union representing air cargo pilots has established a new website called canamazondeliver.com.

The union also issued this video:

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Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo are granted an injunction against its pilots

Prime Air (Atlas Air) Boeing 767-306 ER (F) N1321A (msn 27957) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939323.

Atlas Air has issued this statement:

Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, have learned that their request for a preliminary injunction against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, and Local Union No. 1224 has been granted.

The decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia requires the IBT to meet its obligations under the Railway Labor Act and stop its illegal and intentional work slowdown.

In granting the Company’s request, the Court further ordered the IBT to take affirmative action to prevent and to refrain from continuing any form of interference with the Company’s operations or any other concerted refusal to perform normal pilot operations consistent with the status quo, in violation of the RLA.

The Company continues to negotiate with the IBT for a joint contract for Atlas and Southern Air crewmembers in connection with the pending merger. The Company remains committed to completing the bargaining process in a timely manner and in the best interests of all parties.

Copyright Photo: Atlas Air is operating for Amazon’s Prime Air. Prime Air (Atlas Air) Boeing 767-306 ER (F) N1321A (msn 27957) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939323.

Prime Air:

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City

Alaska SkyWest (SkyWest Airlines) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N186SY (msn 17000606) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938865.

Alaska Airlines on November 6, 2017 began nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport. San Diego is the third West Coast city to see nonstop service to Mexico’s largest metropolitan city with Los Angeles and San Francisco added in August 2017. With more than 100 flights a week to Mexico from California, Alaska Airlines offers California flyers more flight options to Mexico than any other U.S. carrier.

Alaska Airlines now has four nonstop flights from California to the City of Palaces.

 

The year-round, nonstop service marks the ninth destination Alaska serves to Mexico. Other destinations with service from California include Cancun, Ixtapa/Zihuantanejo, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. Alaska began flying to Mexico in 1988.

Flight Schedule:

Start
Date
City Pair Departure Arrival Aircraft Frequency
Nov 6 San Diego-Mexico City 7:05 a.m. 12:50 p.m. E-175 Daily
Mexico City-San Diego 7:25 p.m. 9:37 p.m. E-175 Daily

The Mexico City flights will utilize Embraer 175 aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines.

Copyright Photo: Alaska SkyWest (SkyWest Airlines) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N186SY (msn 17000606) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938865.

SkyWest to acquire 20 additional aircraft, will expand its relationship with Delta and Alaska

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N252SY (msn 17000612) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936861.

SkyWest, Inc. has announced additional order of 20 new aircraft and new flying agreements

  • Order includes 15 70-seat Embraer E175 SC aircraft expected to be delivered and placed into service with Delta Air Lines in 2018
  • Order includes five 76-seat Embraer E175 aircraft expected to be delivered and placed into service with Alaska Airlines in late 2017 and early 2018`
  • Terms and economics similar to prior contracts with each partner

    SkyWest, Inc. has reported that it has entered into aircraft purchase agreements and capacity purchase agreements to acquire and fly 15 additional new aircraft with Delta Air Lines and five additional new aircraft with Alaska Airlines. Expected delivery dates for the 20 aircraft run from September 2017 through the end of 2018. These aircraft will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest.

    Of the 20 aircraft, 15 Embraer E175 SC aircraft will fly under an agreement with Delta in a 70-seat configuration. The E175 SC aircraft has an E175 airframe and can be retrofitted to 76 seats in the future. The agreement with Alaska includes five Embraer E175s, with a 76-seat configuration, similar to aircraft SkyWest has previously placed into service with Alaska.

    Combined with last month’s announcement for 25 new aircraft, this announcement results in a cumulative order of 45 new aircraft. Similar structurally to SkyWest’s acquisition of 104 E175s, SkyWest expects to invest approximately $161 million in cash to acquire these 45 aircraft, and to finance the balance of the purchase price with debt. The expected delivery dates for the 45 aircraft run from September 2017 through the end of 2018, with the majority of the deliveries scheduled for mid-2018.

 

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N252SY (msn 17000612) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936861.

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Alaska SkyWest:

Bottom Copyright Photo: Alaska SkyWest (SkyWest Airlines) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N186SY (msn 17000606) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938865.

Alaska SkyWest (SkyWest Airlines) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N186SY (msn 17000606) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938865.