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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.

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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.

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AeroMexico to fly to Ontario and Sacramento from Mexico City

AeroMexico (Mexico City) has announced the beginning of its new service from Mexico City to the cities of Ontario and Sacramento, California, starting on April 5 and 6 of this year, respectively.

AeroMexico will operate four weekly flights to Ontario and three weekly flights to Sacramento, operated with Boeing 737 jet airliners with 124 passenger seats — 12 in Clase Premier, the AeroMexico Business Class Cabin:

These flights are in addition to the five weekly flights to Sacramento and four weekly flights to Ontario that AM currently offers from Guadalajara.

AeroMexico currently operates 10 different routes serving five destinations in California.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-752 N908AM (msn 30038) arrives in Las Vegas in the now old 1999 livery.

AeroMexico aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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WestJet Encore celebrates its first birthday, gets ready to launch its East operation

WestJet Encore (Calgary) yesterday (June 24) celebrated its first birthday, just days before the eastern operations launch with flights between Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Toronto (Pearson).

The regional airline, which took to the skies on June 24, 2013, has enjoyed tremendous support from the many communities that now have regular air service, and the many more that now boast better schedules, more frequency, and more options with respect to carriers and destinations.

In the twelve months since WestJet Encore took to the skies, it has added 12 destinations to the original six, which included Calgary, Alberta, Fort St. John, Nanaimo, Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft will have grown from two to 13 by the end of June.

On Friday, June 27, WestJet Encore will officially launch east-bound service with four daily, nonstop flights between Thunder Bay and Toronto.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-FIWE (msn 4466) sits on the ramp at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Volaris is coming to Ontario, California

Volaris (Mexico City) has announced the launching of a new international route that will connect the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco with Ontario, California. Operations will begin on April 12, 2014. Ontario will become the 13th destine in the United States.

Ontario is also Volaris’ seventh destination in California, in addition to: Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego, Fresno and Sacramento.
Schedules and frequencies:

Guadalajara, Jalisco – Ontario, California.
(Starting April 12th. Wednesday and Saturday)
Departing from Guadalajara at  22:40 hours., arriving to Ontario at 00:05 hours

(Starting April 13th. Thursday and Sunday)
Departing from Ontario at 01:20 hours., arriving to Guadalajara at 06:45 hours

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 XA-VOT (msn 3317) lands at Las Vegas.

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ExpressJet starts Branson AirExpress from Branson to six cities

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

ExpressJet Airlines (Houston) yesterday (May 17) started its “airline within an airline” with new Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet service called Branson AirExpress. Branson AirExpress, a public charter service operated by ExpressJet Airlines, began service to six cities yesterday: Austin and Houston, TX; Des Moines, IA; Shreveport, LA, Nashville, TN, and Gulfport/Biloxi, MS.

A seventh destination – Terre Haute, IN – was originally slated but was cancelled due to low prebooking numbers.  All flights are operated by ExpressJet-branded aircraft.

Here is a link to the website:

http://www.bransonairexpress.com/