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WestJet is now connecting Vancouver and Cranbrook

WestJet Link - Pacific Coastal Airlines SAAB 340B C-GPCI (msn 407) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 943493.

WestJet’s regional air service, WestJet Link on October 27 celebrated the expansion of its services following its inaugural flight between the airline’s hub in Vancouver and Cranbrook, B.C.

Since its inception in June 2018, WestJet Link has operated more than 7,000 flights between WestJet’s home and largest hub in Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Prince George. In just over a year more than 200,000 guests have benefited from more convenient travel and better connectivity onto WestJet’s larger network through WestJet Link.

WestJet Link is operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines using its fleet of WestJet-branded 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Premium, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.

This winter, WestJet will operate more than 75 daily departures from Vancouver International Airport to 29 destinations.

Details of WestJet Link’s service between Vancouver and Cranbrook:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Cranbrook-
Vancouver
Daily 11:45 a.m. 12:25 p.m. October 27,
2019
Vancouver-
Cranbrook
Daily 1:35 p.m. 4:05 p.m. October 27,
2019

Top Copyright Photo: WestJet Link – Pacific Coastal Airlines SAAB 340B C-GPCI (msn 407) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 943493.

 

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Carlisle now has airline service again after over 25 years

"Spirit of Lewis"

Carlisle Lake District Airport is once again a commercial airline passenger service airport.

The airport launched commercial and business services from Carlisle for the first time in more than 25 years with Loganair on Thursday, July 4.

Above Photo: Michael Kelly. SAAB 340B ES-NSD (msn 171) “Spirit of Carlisle” is pictured at Dublin heading back to Carlisle.  It is leased from Estonian operator NyxAir.

Flights now connect Carlisle and the Lake District, which attracts 45 million visitors per year, with the South East of England (London Southend Airport), Northern Ireland (Belfast City Airport) and the Republic of Ireland (Dublin Airport) from Thursday July 4 thanks to Carlisle Lake District Airport’s partnership with Loganair, Scotland’s Airline.

Carlisle Lake District Airport is the gateway to the Lake District National Park, the Pennines, South West Scotland and Border regions, located just six miles east of Carlisle City and the M6 (J43 or J44).

From Southend, Loganair has also commenced flights to Aberdeen and Glasgow in Scotland generally using Embraer 145s and the occasional SAAB 2000 and Embraer 135s.

Top Copyright Photo: G-LGNA “Spirit of Lewis” is seen at Southend, a new destination of the carrier. Loganair SAAB 340B G-LGNA (msn 199) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 946946.

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Silver Airways to fly between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Pensacola

Silver Airways SAAB 340B N347AG (msn 447) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104465.

Silver Airways has announced that it is starting daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS) beginning on February 13, 2019.

Silver Airways’ Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Pensacola (PNS) service effective February 13, 2019; PNS – FLL service effective February 14, 2019:

Route  Departs Arrives Flight # Stops Frequency
Ft. Lauderdale to Pensacola 6:20 pm 7:40 pm 95 0 Daily
Pensacola to Ft. Lauderdale 7:15 am 10:25 am 96 0 Saturday
Pensacola to Ft. Lauderdale 7:45 am 10:55 am 96 0 Daily except Saturday

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Silver Airways): Silver Airways SAAB 340B N347AG (msn 447) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104465.

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Loganair and Emirates sign a major interline agreement

"Spirit of Benbecula"

Loganair has made this announcement:

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Loganair and Emirates have signed a major interline agreement which opens up the Dubai carrier’s global destination network to Loganair’s passengers.

The partnership enables customers from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands to travel via Glasgow and Edinburgh with their luggage on one ticket to Emirates network of 155 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world.

Passengers have the added advantages of being protected should their connecting flights be disrupted while also saving on an APD charge of £78.

The agreement will see some of Scotland’s smallest and most remote airports displayed on Emirate’s online booking system between many of the world’s biggest cities.

It is the latest addition to Loganair’s “Better Connected” programme, which provides the Scottish airline’s key destinations with a wide range of easy to access international connections.

Carriers including Turkish Airlines, Air France, Dutch giants KLM, Emirates and Thomas Cook Airlines have already signed up to the ‘Better Connected’ initiative.

Loganair passengers can now travel with these airlines on a through-ticket where flights connect at Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness, Manchester and Norwich.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Loganair): Loganair SAAB 340B G-LGNJ (msn 173) GLA (Robbie Shaw). Image: 940890.

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Ravn Air Group receives court approval to acquire PenAir assets

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Ravn Air Group (Ravn Alaska) issued this statement:

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J.F. Lehman & Company’s successful bid for PenAir’s assets was today approved by the court overseeing PenAir’s bankruptcy proceedings.  As the owner of Ravn Air Group, J.F. Lehman & Co.’s acquisition of PenAir will protect a substantial majority of company jobs, ensure continuity of operations and service to all PenAir routes, and create stability and better travel opportunities throughout the state.

 

“We are thrilled with this outcome,” said Dave Pflieger, President and CEO of Ravn Air Group. “It is a win for all parties—our Alaska customers and communities, as well as PenAir and Ravn employees alike.”

PenAir will keep its current name and continue to operate as a separate company under a separate FAA certificate as a subsidiary of Ravn Air Group, which will now have a significantly enhanced ability to serve the state of Alaska.

“Both my father, founder of PenAir Orin Seybert, and I are pleased with the decision of the court today,” said Danny Seybert, PenAir CEO. “This is a win-win for our employee group, AND our friends and customers throughout rural Alaska.”

Earlier this week, J.F. Lehman & Co.’s bid was selected as part of a court-mandated auction of PenAir’s assets conducted by a court appointed Trustee.  However, that selection required today’s formal approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Anchorage.  Before becoming final, this purchase must also be approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration.

“It is a testament to the strength and fortitude of PenAir employees and the hard work and commitment of all Ravn Air Group team members that JFL was able to pursue the acquisition of such a storied airline, which, like Ravn, has a rich history of serving Alaska,” Pflieger said. “We are all very excited about our collective future and working together toward a shared goal of providing the very best in safety, operational excellence, customer service, and employee pride throughout Alaska.”

Top Copyright Photo: PenAir (Peninsula Airways) SAAB 340B N677PA (msn 328) ANC (Joe G. Walker). Image: 912876.

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Silver Airways starts Boston – Bar Harbor flights

Named "Pure Passion"

Silver Airways started daily nonstop service between Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) and Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) for the summer season on July 1, 2018.

The new schedules, operating during the peak travel season through Labor Day, are designed to conveniently connect to Silver’s numerous codeshare and interline partners in Boston to over 75 destinations across the U.S. and beyond, including 27 of the most important airports via Silver’s codeshare with JetBlue to the northeast corridor, Florida and California.

The Bar Harbor-Boston route will be operated with Silver’s fleet of 34-seat SAAB 340B Plus aircraft.

Silver Airways’ Bar Harbor (BHB) – Boston (BOS) service effective July 1 – September 3, 2018:

Origin/Destination  Departure Arrival Flight # Stops Frequency
Boston – Bar Harbor 11:00 am 12:20 pm 148 0 Daily except Sat/Sun
Boston – Bar Harbor 12:30 pm 1:50 pm 148 0 Saturday, Sunday
Boston – Bar Harbor 4:00 pm 5:20 pm 149 0 Daily
Bar Harbor – Boston 8:45 am 10:00 am 147 0 Daily except Sat/Sun
Bar Harbor – Boston 10:00 am 11:15 am 147 0 Saturday, Sunday
Bar Harbor – Boston 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 148 0 Daily except Sat/Sun
Bar Harbor – Boston 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 148 0 Saturday, Sunday

 

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Photo Above: Silver Airways. Silver Airways adds critical air service between Bar Harbor, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts with 34-seat Saab 340B Plus aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Silver Airways SAAB 340B N334AG (msn 434) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104542.

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PenAir ends its East Coast operations

PenAir (Peninsula Airways) SAAB 340B N406XJ (msn 406) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 912875.

PenAir has informed the Department of Transportation (DOT) it would end service to Boston from Presque Isle, Bar Harbor and Plattsburgh, NY a month earlier on June 1, due to a loss of mechanics and pilots. This leaves Presque Isle without airline service until United Express begins service on July 1.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by PenAir): PenAir (Peninsula Airways) SAAB 340B N406XJ (msn 406) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 912875.

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