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Swoop to fly to San Diego this winter

Swoop has announced service to San Diego, California from Edmonton, Alta. and Abbotsford, B.C. beginning October 4, 2019. This announcement comes one week after the release of Swoop’s 2019 winter schedule which offers nonstop flights in 39 markets that are available for booking now through April 25, 2020.

As a complement to the published winter schedule, Swoop has added three-times weekly service between Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and three-times weekly service between Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) and San Diego International Airport (SAN). The nonstop San Diego routes are offered every Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

San Diego joins Los Cabos, Mexico as one of two new destinations in Swoop’s 2019 winter schedule which offers 28 winter getaway routes to fun and sun destinations.

Swoop will be accepting the delivery of three more aircraft in 2019, bringing its fleet total to 10 Boeing 737-NG 800s by the end of the year.

Flights are now available for booking through April 25, 2020.

Details of Swoop’s new service

Between (Starts
October 4,
Charges (ATC)
base fare from
Fees and
From *
Edmonton and
San Diego
Friday &
3x weekly $65.58 $93.42 $159CAD
Abbotsford and
San Diego
Friday &
3x weekly $95.58 $63.42 $159CAD
 * Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.


Hawaiian Airlines to launch daily San Diego-Maui flights, expand seasonal summer service

Hawaiian Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) on May 1, 2018 with new Airbus A321neo aircraft. Hawai‘i’s flagship carrier also announced the addition of four daily summer flights in 2018, including its first international seasonal service, between Narita (NRT) and Honolulu (HNL).

Hawaiian will deploy its new narrow-body aircraft on nonstop summer flights between San Francisco (SFO) and Honolulu (HNL), and Oakland (OAK) and Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawai‘i. The airline will also add summer flights between Los Angeles (LAX)-OGG and NRT-HNL, supplementing existing daily service on each route with A330 wide-body aircraft featuring Premium Cabin lie-flat seating and more Extra Comfort seats.






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Photo: Hawaiian Airlines.


Southwest Airlines introduces a new “Disney Pixar Coco” logo jet

Coco plane. Southwest Airlines. Stephen M. Keller

Southwest Airlines is celebrating Disney∙Pixar’s all-new, big-screen adventure “Coco” in high-flying style this fall with a comprehensive program that includes a Boeing 737-700 aircraft emblazoned with the vibrant “Coco” logo and artwork inspired by the film.

The aircraft will fly among the carrier’s nearly 100 destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean through the end of 2017.  As the largest domestic carrier in the U.S. serving more than 115 million passengers yearly*, Southwest Airlines connects People every day to what is important in their lives.  With Disney∙Pixar’s “Coco,” Southwest connects its Customers to an all-new story that’s both exciting and inspiring. The film opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

*Based on latest U.S. Dept of Transportation data of O&D passengers.

Southwest's 2017 "Disney Pixar Coco" promotional livery

Above Copyright Photo:  Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7L9 WL N7816B (msn 28009) (Disney Pixar Coco) SAN (James Helbock). Image: 939639.

“‘Coco’ is about a boy with big dreams and a strong connection to his family,” says Director Lee Unkrich. “These themes really lend themselves to teaming up with a company like Southwest. And after working for nearly six years to bring this story to life, we were all so excited to see ‘Coco’ on the side of an airplane.”

Customers are encouraged to spot the “Coco” plane and share their photos using #CocoAndSouthwest.  Southwest is also giving families the opportunity to enter for a chance to send their family on an adventure of a lifetime by entering the Southwest Family Flyaway sweepstakes between October 1-25, 2017, to win roundtrip air travel for four to Los Angeles; four tickets to the Disney∙Pixar “Coco” U.S. premiere and party on November 8, 2017; a two-night stay at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood; and a $1,000 VISA® gift card for travel expenses.  To view the full rules and to enter, visit familyflyaway.com.

Additionally, Southwest is sharing the adventures of “Coco” with Customers onboard flights beginning Nov. 1, with the launch of the Disney∙Pixar “Coco” OnDemand Channel, featuring complimentary movie clips and trailers to get everyone excited about “Coco” in 3D this Thanksgiving. Be sure to tune-in ahead of the film’s Nov. 22 theatrical debut.

Later this fall, the music of “Coco” will come to life onboard the “Coco” aircraft with a Live at 35® inflight concert performance by Anthony Gonzalez, who voices Miguel in the movie. Customers will experience the sounds and culture up-close and in-the-moment as Anthony sings a song from the upcoming film accompanied by a guitarist.

Photos: Southwest Airlines.


FedEx Express to acquire 50 additional Boeing 767-300F freighters

FedEx Express (Memphis), a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corporation (Memphis), has agreed to purchase 50 additional 767-300F aircraft from The Boeing Company. In addition to the 50 confirmed orders, FedEx also has options to purchase a total of 50 767F aircraft.

The 50 firm-order aircraft will be delivered from fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2023. Total capital spending for fiscal 2016 remains at $4.6 billion. The impact to capital spending in fiscal 2017 from this new order is immaterial. With this order, FedEx Express now holds a total of 106 firm orders for 767Fs from The Boeing Company through fiscal 2023.

The newer 767Fs will help the company retire its older aircraft. From this fleet plan as of May 31, 2015, the company was planning to retire the Airbus A310s in 2016 and the McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10s and MD-10-30s in 2021. This may now be expedited with this order.

FedEx Express fleet 5.31.15

The order will also help Boeing keep the 767 line going.

Copyright Photo: James Helbock/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-3S2F ER N102FE (msn 42707) approaches the runway at San Diego.

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Alaska Airlines today launches San Diego-Kona flights

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) is expanding its service to the Hawaiian Islands, with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on the Big Island, starting today.

Kona is the fourth Hawaiian island that Alaska serves from San Diego. Alaska also flies to Honolulu, Kahului (Maui), and Lihue (Kauai). At the peak, Alaska will offer 27 flights a week to Hawaii from San Diego.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-890 N560AS (msn 35179) in the special “Spirit of the Islands” scheme taxies to the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Alaska Airlines to launch San Diego-Kona flights on March 5, 2015

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) is bringing more Hawaii to its customers in San Diego with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Starting March 5, 2015, the new flights will operate three times weekly.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-890 N593AS (msn 35107) completes the river approach into Washington’s Reagan National Airport.

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Spirit Airlines announces two additional routes from Chicago O’Hare to Philadelphia and San Diego

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced two more new nonstop routes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, increasing the number of cities it serves nonstop from Chicago to 23. New daily nonstop service to San Diego and Philadelphia will begin on April 16, 2015, with one daily flight to each city.

In addition to this new service to San Diego and Philadelphia, Spirit previously announced that it will begin new service between Chicago O’Hare and Atlanta on October 24, and between Chicago O’Hare and New Orleans on October 31.

In all, Spirit will operate to 23 cities nonstop from Chicago, including Atlanta (starting October 24), Atlantic City, Baltimore/Washington DC, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Fort Myers, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans (starting October 31), New York (LaGuardia), Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia (starting April 16, 2015), Phoenix, Portland, Oregon, San Diego (starting April 16, 2015) and Tampa.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N602NK (msn 4264) taxies at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Spirit currently has three aircraft brands in service.

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SeaPort Airlines to introduce Burbank-San Diego service on October 1, wants to serve San Felipe, Mexico

SeaPort Caravan N24MG (08)(Grd)(SeaPort)(LRW)

SeaPort Airlines, Inc. (Portland, OR) has announced that it will increase its presence in Southern California with the introduction of nonstop flights between Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) and San Diego International Airport (SAN) beginning on October 1, 2014.

The carrier will initially offer four roundtrips each weekday on the new route, one roundtrip on Saturday, and two roundtrips on Sunday. All flights will be operated with SeaPort’s Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft and are scheduled for 65 minutes from gate to gate.

Flights on the Burbank – San Diego route will be timed to allow connections with SeaPort’s proposed new service between San Diego – San Felipe (Baja California, Mexico). Subject to receipt of necessary approvals from the United States and Mexico governments, SeaPort plans to offer four weekly roundtrips on the route beginning on or around November 1, 2014.

Copyright Photos: SeaPort Airlines.

SeaPort to San Felipe, Mexico (LRW)


Delta to operate seasonal San Diego-Los Cabos flights

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will operate a seasonal Mexican route from San Diego to Los Cabos in the Baja Peninsula from December 20, 2014 through April 6, 2015. The route will be operated with Airbus A319 aircraft per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-114 N301NB (msn 1058) climbs away from the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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