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Sun Country Airlines announces new service from Providence to Punta Cana

Sun Country Airlines has announced new seasonal nonstop service from T.F. Green Airport (PVD) to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

The announcement was made by Sun Country Airlines at T.F. Green Airport alongside RIAC President and CEO Iftikhar Ahmad, Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey, Providence City Council President Sabina Matos, Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and RIAC Board Chairman Jonathan N. Savage.

The new seasonal service to Punta Cana will begin on November 16 and initially operate once weekly on Saturdays. Service will move to twice weekly on December 25, operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Sun Country Airlines announced in January that they would begin service at T.F. Green Airport this year. The airline launched seasonal nonstop service to Nashville and Minneapolis/St. Paul in April, with connection opportunities to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Anchorage, Alaska and Denver. Nonstop service to New Orleans and Las Vegas will begin in September.

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American Airlines to add 8 new routes

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is adding winter seasonal flights from its hubs.

From Charlotte, the company will add weekly Airbus A319 service to both Curacao, Netherlands Antilles and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic starting on December 19 per Airline Route.

From Chicago (O’Hare), the airline will add weekly Boeing 737-800 service also to Punta Cana also starting on December 19.

From Dallas/Fort Worth, AA will add weekly Airbus A319 flights to Punta Cana.

Finally from Los Angeles, American will add twice-weekly Boeing 737-800 service to Montego Bay, Jamaica on December 18.

Adding to this, American on July 13 issued this statement:

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American Airlines plans to add eight new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America later this year, further strengthening its position in these key regions and providing customers with increased options when traveling to these destinations.

Expanded service includes new flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX); General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT) in Mazatlan, Mexico; Curacao International Airport (CUR); Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ); Gregorio Luperon International Airport (POP) in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito, Ecuador, pending regulatory approvals.

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American also plans to reinstate its service between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and Simon Bolívar International Airport (CCS) in Caracas, Venezuela, on December 17. Flights will operate five times per week with Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

 

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 N744P (msn 1287) in the legacy Piedmont Airlines livery taxies to the gate at the Charlotte hub.

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The new Eurowings to fly to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Lufthansa Group (Frankfurt) has issued this statement about additional long-range routes for the new Eurowings:

The new Eurowings is further expanding its long-haul routes. Starting this winter, Eurowings customers will be able to fly to another attractive long-haul destination. The first flight from Cologne/Bonn to Puerto Plata in the Caribbean will take off on November 7, 2015. Flights will depart from Cologne/Bonn once a week, on Saturdays. The port city of Puerto Plata is situated on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Eurowings is also increasing its number of flights to Dubai and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Due to strong demand, the new Eurowings will fly to Punta Cana three times a week from November 7, 2015. There will now also be three flights a week to Dubai from December 17, 2015.

The expansion means that the new Eurowings will now offer a total of six long-haul destinations in the winter season.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. The first aircraft to be repainted is Airbus A320-214 D-AIZQ (msn 5497).

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Eurowings outlines its first intercontinental routes, will be operated SunExpress Germany

Lufthansa Group (Frankfurt) details the first long-range routes for the new Eurowings:

The new Eurowings will fly from October 25, 2015 on its new intercontinental flights  from Cologne/Bonn Airport. The first flights will take off to the Caribbean, Dubai and Thailand.
The new Eurowings is building on the successful Germanwings concept, which is positioned as an innovative quality low-cost airline and “low-cost” brand in Germany and Europe.

The new routes will include Dubai, the Thai cities of Bangkok and Phuket, as well as the Caribbean destinations of Varadero, Cuba and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The new Eurowings routes will be flown by Airbus A330-200s. From the coming winter season onwards, the fleet will initially consist of two aircraft and will be expanded to a total of seven Airbus A330s.

SunExpress Deutschland (SunExpress Germany), a joint venture of Lufthansa (Frankfurt) and Turkish Airlines (Istanbul), will operate the long-haul route aircraft on behalf of the new Eurowings with its own cockpit and cabin personnel.

Vienna has now been chosen as the first location outside of Germany as a new Eurowings base.

Initially two Airbus A320s will be put into operation on European routes in the first step of the expansion.

The fares will correspond to Germanwings’ popular “fly à la carte” principle, which was successfully introduced in 2013. The fares BEST, SMART and BASIC, which have been extremely popular with passengers, will also be used by the new Eurowings. The fare classes include various levels of services and service packages.

The BEST fare is offered to the most demanding private customers who value comfort and exclusiveness. This offer includes comfortable seating in an extra-wide seat with lots of leg-room in the exclusive forward cabin area. The BEST fare also includes two free items of luggage each of up to 23 kg, à la carte menus on board, priority check-in, lounge access and the chance to collect miles (including HON Circle miles).

The cheaper SMART fare includes extra services such as one piece of luggage of up to 23 kg, two meals and soft drinks on board, as well as the chance to collect miles.

The BASIC fare offers a straightforward travel experience at a reasonable price, to which further services can be added on an individual basis.

On long-haul routes, the new Eurowings offers three attractive options. The exclusive BEST area comprises the first three seating rows and offers the latest ZIM seats. These seats correspond to the new Lufthansa premium economy class model, which offers seat pitch of 115 cm, has a backrest that can be adjusted by up to 20 cm, allows a 130° angle, and offers every guest their own armrest as well as comfortable leg and foot rests. Economy tickets can be booked with both SMART and BASIC fares. The “More Comfort” option, which can be booked as an add-on, offers seats with greater seat pitch along with a blanket and a pillow. State-of-the-art in-flight entertainment is offered on all intercontinental flights across all fares, which can be enjoyed both on screens in the backrest of the seat in front as well as on passengers’ own electronic devices such as notebook computers, tablets and smartphones. All long-haul aircrafts will also have Wi-Fi on board.

On routes within Germany and on routes throughout Europe, the existing Eurowings fleet will gradually be replaced from the beginning of 2015 by aircraft in the new Eurowings livery (above). The 23 Bombardier CRJ900s operated until now will also be replaced by Airbus A320s.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. The first Airbus A320, the pictured A320-214 D-AIZQ (msn 5497) in new livery flew on February 1, 2015 from Hamburg to Prague.

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Arke to expand Boeing 787 destinations next summer

Arke (formerly Arkefly) (Amsterdam) is expanding its Boeing 787 destinations next summer. The TUI Travel company will add 787 service to Cancun (March 30), Holguin (March 30), Montego Bay (April 2), Puerto Plata (March 29), Punta Cana (March 29) and Varadero (April 1) from Amsterdam per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner PH-TFK (msn 36427) named #dreamcatcher arrives in Antalya.

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Videos: View from the Cockpit: A flight from Punta Cana to Montreal Trudeau

Video Above: A flight from Punta Cana to Montreal Trudeau.

Both videos from the 737 Channel.

Video Below – Rejoicing: Episode 11, “Rejoicing” features a compilation of clips recorded while flying over North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Enjoy the views and stay tuned.

 

Southwest takes over AirTran routes to Punta Cana and Mexico City, launches eight new routes from Love Field

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) reached a milestone in the final stage of its integration of wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways by launching Southwest-branded flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Mexico City. All international flights between seven destinations outside the United States and the carrier’s nine U.S. gateway cities are now flown by Southwest.

Southwest has completed the integration of booking and frequent flyer functions into Southwest.com, referring all Customers who visit airtran.com to Southwest.com. All bookings for remaining flights on AirTran Airways flown through December 28, 2014, will now be made through Southwest.com and all of AirTran’s A+ Rewards Members have Rapid Rewards accounts in the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® frequent flyer program, which offers unlimited reward seats, no blackout dates, and points that don’t expire. (Flight or Partner earning activity required every 24 months. Benefits apply to points transactions. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.)

The expansion of service at Dallas Love Field continued with the launch of additional eight nonstop destinations, following the launch of nonstop itineraries to seven cities that began last month. New flights began yesterday (November 2) between Dallas (Love Field) and Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Nashville, New York (LaGuardia), Phoenix, Orange County/Santa Ana, San Diego, and Tampa.

Additional nonstop service between the San Francisco Bay Area and North Texas begins after the first of next year when new flights between Dallas Love Field and both San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) begin on January 6, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. The sun will be setting next month for AirTran Airways when the last Boeing 717 flight is operated between Atlanta and Tampa on December 28. All of the AirTran 717s will be leased to Delta. Boeing 717-231 N985AT (msn 55090) banks on its final turn on the river approach to Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA).

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Video: A first for Southwest, a wedding at 32,000 feet: