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Frontier announces three new destinations from Raleigh/Durham

"Shelly, the Sea Turtle", delivered on October 14, 2017

Frontier Airlines is adding the new destinations from Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU). Beginning in July Frontier will operate flights from Raleigh to Harrisburg, Portland, Maine and Syracuse. Frontier will be the only airline offering nonstop service on these routes.

Frontier will now offer 18 nonstop destinations from RDU with service on nine new routes starting next week.

HARRISBURG (MDT) to/from RALEIGH/DURHAM (RDU)

F9 1183 Depart MDT: 12:42 p.m. Arrive RDU: 1:56 p.m.

F9 1182 Depart RDU: 2:46 p.m. Arrive MDT: 3:54 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Wednesday, Saturday

Service Start: July 21

PORTLAND (PWM) to/from RALEIGH/DURHAM (RDU)

F9 601 Depart PWM: 12:54 p.m. Arrive RDU: 2:59 p.m.

F9 602 Depart RDU: 3:49 p.m. Arrive PWM: 5:43 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Service Start: July 10

SYRACUSE (SYR) to/from RALEIGH/DURHAM (RDU)

F9 476 Depart SYR: 12:38 p.m. Arrive RDU: 2:23 p.m.

F9 477 Depart RDU: 3:13 p.m. Arrive SYR: 4:45 p.m.

Aircraft: Airbus A320

Frequency: Monday, Friday

Service Start: July 2

Copyright Photo: Frontier Airlines (2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL N316FR (msn 7824) (Shelly, the Sea Turtle) RDU (Ken Petersen). Image: 939661.

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United to add new domestic routes for the summer

United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N122SY (msn 17000431) RDU (Ken Petersen). Image: 935116.

United Airlines is adding eight domestic routes in June for the summer season:

Chicago O’Hare – Salina – 6 flights a week effective April 9, 2018 with SkyWest CRJ200s
Denver – Appleton – daily flights effective June 7, 2018 with Air Wisconsin CRJ200s
Denver – Norfolk – daily mainline flights effective June 7, 2018 with Airbus A319s
Houston (Bush Intercontinental) – Akron/Canton – daily flights effective June 7, 2018 with ExpressJet ERJ 145s
Houston (Bush Intercontinental) – Dayton – daily flights effective June 7, 2018 with ExpressJet ERJ 145s
Los Angeles – Eureka – daily flights effective June 7, 2018 with SkyWest CRJ200s
Newark – Rapid City – weekly flights effective June 17 through September 14, 2018 with Republic Airlines ERJ 175s
San Francisco – Madison – daily flights effective June 7, 2018 with SkyWest ERJ 175s (above)

The airline confirmed the new destinations with this announcement:

United Airlines (UAL) on January 8, 2018 announced it will begin new service between six of its domestic hubs and eight destinations in California, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The new flights, starting June 7, offer customers hundreds of connection opportunities across United’s world-class domestic and international route network.

New year round service

Hub

New Destination

Frequency

Begins

Aircraft

Chicago (ORD)

Bismarck, ND (BIS)

2 flights daily

June 7

ERJ

Denver (DEN)

Appleton, WI (ATW)

Daily

June 7

CRJ

Denver (DEN)

Norfolk, VA (ORF)

Daily

June 7

A319

Houston (IAH)

Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)

Daily

June 7

ERJ

Houston (IAH)

Dayton, OH (DAY)

Daily

June 7

ERJ

Los Angeles (LAX)

Eureka, CA (ACV)

Daily

June 7

CRJ

San Francisco (SFO)

Madison, WI (MSN)

Daily

June 7

E175

New summer service to Rapid City, South Dakota

In addition to the new year round services, United announced it will offer the only nonstop flight between New York and Rapid City, South Dakota. Beginning June 23, United will start summer service between New York/Newark and Rapid City, making it easier for customers to access popular outdoor destinations including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park and Wind Cave National Park. United’s Saturday-only service between New York/Newark and Rapid City will operate with Embraer E175 aircraft and will depart New York/Newark at 10:00 a.m. and arrive in Rapid City at 12:05 p.m.

Enhancing operations in Chicago

In February, United will begin operating its newly enhanced bank structure at O’Hare International Airport to shorten connection times and provide better access to more destinations for customers connecting through the carrier’s Chicago hub. This operations enhancement, already in place at United’s Houston hub, will enable United to greatly improve connectivity throughout its industry-leading global route network.

Copyright Photo: United Express-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N122SY (msn 17000431) RDU (Ken Petersen). Image: 935116.) RDU (Ken Petersen). Image: 935116.

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FedEx Express and its pilots agree to a new contract

FedEx Express (Memphis) and its pilots, represented by ALPA, have finalized a new contract.

ALPA issued this statement:

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The pilots of FedEx Express, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA), have approved a new contract agreement with FedEx management. The new agreement provides across-the-board increases to hourly pay rates and new-hire compensation, a significant signing bonus, retirement plan enhancements, work-rule improvements, and other positive modifications.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A300B4-622R (F) N686FE (msn 804) departs from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

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JetBlue adds Wi-Fi to its first Embraer 190

JetBlue Airways (New York) today announced it has passed a major milestone on its path to becoming the only U.S. carrier to offer free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet on every aircraft.

JetBlue has completed installation of Fly-Fi® on its fleet of more than 150 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, and its first Fly-Fi-enabled Embraer E190 made its official inaugural flight this week. The airline anticipates it will complete the installation of Fly-Fi on all 60 of its E190s by fall 2016, at which point it will have completed installation of Fly-Fi on the entire JetBlue fleet.

Fly-Fi uses Ka-band satellite technology to offer a broadband Internet experience similar to what customers have at home, including the ability to stream video and use multiple devices at once.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. JetBlue Airways Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N334JB (msn 19000446) in the Barcode tail scheme taxies at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

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Trans States Airlines’ pilots approve a three-year contract extension

Trans States Airlines-TSA (St. Louis) has issued this statement:

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Trans States Airlines is pleased to announce that its pilot group has passed a Tentative Agreement on a three year contract extension. The Trans States Airlines pilots are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). The Tentative Agreement, which was unanimously recommended by the ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) for a rank and file vote, passed with 71% of voting pilots voting in favor of the contract extension. The new contract increases first year pay to $35.81 per flight hour, and includes increases in cost-of-living pay and the pilots’ per diem rate. It also increases the company’s 401(K) contributions and decreases pilots’ health insurance costs.

The new contract will go into effect on October 1, 2015.

Trans States Airlines operates a fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft on behalf of United Airlines (as United Express) and American Airlines (as American Eagle). Trans States is one of the fastest growing regional airlines in the country, with 52 additional Embraer 145 aircraft scheduled for delivery starting in 2015. Trans States expects to serve over 3.6 million passengers in 2015, with approximately 237 daily flights to over 70 cities in North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Trans States has crew domiciles in St. Louis (STL), Chicago (ORD), Washington D.C. (IAD) and Denver (DEN). Trans States will open a fifth crew domicile in Raleigh-Durham (RDU) in 2016.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Formerly operating as an AmericanConnection carrier, Trans States now operates some former Envoy Air Embraer ERJ 145s under the American Eagle brand. Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N835HK (msn 145670), originally with TSA, arrives in Raleigh-Durham (RDU).

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JetBlue Airways becomes a pathway for ExpressJet Airlines pilots

ExpressJet Airlines (Atlanta) has announced a new partnership with JetBlue Airways (New York) through the JetBlue University Gateway Program to offer qualified students and current pilots a clear pathway to a career at JetBlue.

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The partnership expands on an earlier agreement with JetBlue to create three distinct pathways from an Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) partner school to ExpressJet to JetBlue:

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ExpressJet to JetBlue: Graduate AABI partner school and serve as a flight instructor for one year to meet Airline Transport Pilot (“ATP”)/Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (“R-ATP”) minimums >> Serve as a first officer at ExpressJet for at least 3,000 hours and 36 months for at least 4,000 hours total flight time >> Interview and begin training at JetBlue.

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ExpressJet to Cape Air to JetBlue: Graduate AABI partner school and serve as a flight instructor for one year to meet ATP/R-ATP minimums >> Serve as a first officer at ExpressJet for at least 1,800 hours and 24 months >> Serve as a captain at Cape Air for at least 1,000 hours and 12 months for at least 3,800 hours total flight time >> Interview and begin training at JetBlue

Cape Air to ExpressJet to JetBlue: Graduate AABI partner school and serve as a flight instructor for one year >> Serve as a captain at Cape Air for at least 1,000 hours and 18 months >> Serve as a first officer at ExpressJet for at least 1,800 hours and 18 months for at least 3,800 hours total flight time >> Interview and begin training at JetBlue

In addition, this new partnership will offer current ExpressJet pilots who meet all program requirements an additional option for career advancement.

The new ExpressJet pathways join the long-standing partnership between Cape Air and JetBlue. The Cape Air to JetBlue pathway requires graduation from an AABI partner school, flight instructor experience and at least 2,500 hours and 24 months at Cape Air for at least 3,200 total flight hours, plus a jet transition course before an interview at JetBlue.

Pilots in the Gateway program must meet a defined set of criteria, including regular performance reviews, and successfully complete new hire interviews at each airline in the path they choose. In addition, for the University Gateway Program, pilots must attend Auburn University, Bridgewater State University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona and Prescott campuses), Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Jacksonville University and the University of North Dakota. For the Advanced Gateway, pilots who graduated with an accredited major and flight training from any AABI school are eligible. For more information, visit http://www.futurebluepilots.com.

ExpressJet Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., and operates an average of more than 1,800 daily flights and an all-jet fleet of Embraer and Bombardier aircraft. Through capacity purchase agreements, ExpressJet operates as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express to serve 190 airports in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N11109 (msn 145657) operating for United lands at Raleigh-Durham.

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Allegiant to add three new routes from Mesa, Arizona

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) is adding nonstop service to Mesa, Arizona (near Phoenix) from Des Moines, Fresno and Memphis beginning on December 17, 2015.

New year-round routes announced to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) include:

1. Fresno, California – starts December 17, 2015
2. Memphis, Tennessee – starts December 17, 2015
3. Des Moines, Iowa – starts December 18, 2015

The new flights will operate twice weekly and expand on the service Allegiant currently operates to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA).

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N217NV (msn 1347) arrives at Raleigh-Durham (RDU).

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