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Air Canada announces a new Toronto-Seoul nonstop route

Air Canada (Montreal) has announced the introduction of nonstop flights between Toronto (Pearson) and Seoul, South Korea as part of its ongoing expansion of international services. The new year-round nonstop flights between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport will begin on June 17, 2016 with daily service.

The new Toronto-Seoul nonstop flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

In addition to new Toronto-Delhi and Dubai routes to be operated with Boeing 787-9 aircraft beginning in November 2015, Toronto–Istanbul will be converted to Boeing Dreamliner service effective May 2016, joining Toronto–Copenhagen, Zurich, Tel Aviv, Tokyo-Narita (summer) and select Toronto and Vancouver flights to London-Heathrow as well as Vancouver–Tokyo-Narita, Seoul and Brisbane. Air Canada will also begin operating its international flights from Calgary to Tokyo-Narita, London-Heathrow and Frankfurt with Boeing 787 aircraft beginning in 2016.

By Summer 2016, the following routes operated with Boeing 777-300 ER and 777-200 LR aircraft will also feature Air Canada’s new international product standard unveiled with the Boeing Dreamliner as the airline converts all 25 of its Boeing 777 aircraft to offer a consistent international product and a choice of Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy cabins: Toronto–London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Tokyo-Haneda, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Vancouver–Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney, Australia.

Toronto-Seoul flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft offering a choice of 20 International Business Class lie-flat seat suites, 21 Premium Economy and 210 Economy Class seats featuring upgraded in-flight entertainment at every seat throughout the aircraft. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive North and South American network through the airline’s Toronto hub.

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Since 2009, Air Canada has increased its system-wide international capacity, measured by seats, by approximately 50 per cent. This year, Air Canada launched new international services from Montreal to Venice and Mexico City, Vancouver to Osaka, and Toronto to Amsterdam. In November, the airline will launch nonstop service to Dubai and Delhi from Toronto and it has also announced new service beginning in 2016 to Prague, Budapest, Warsaw, Glasgow and London-Gatwick from Toronto; Brisbane from Vancouver, and Lyon and Casablanca from Montreal.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner C-GHPX (msn 35261) taxies at the Toronto (Pearson) hub.

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United Airlines to end two routes from Guam

United Airlines (Chicago) will drop two routes from Guam in late September. The carrier will end the Guam – Cairns route on September 26 and the Guam – Seoul (Incheon) route on September 30 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-824 N37274 (msn 31592) departs from Los Angeles International Airport.

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Jin Air is coming to Hawaii in December

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Jin Air (subsidiary of Korean Air) (Seoul) is expanding eastward to Hawaii. The low-fare carrier will launch Boeing 777-200 flights from Seoul (Incheon) to Honolulu on December 19. The new route will be operated five days a week.

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Photo: Hyeonwoo Noh/Wikipedia. Jin Air’s Boeing 777-2B5 ER HL7743 (msn 34208) departs from Seoul (Incheon).

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Asiana to launch the Seoul – Astana route

Asiana Airlines (Seoul) has announced it will commence twice-weekly service between Seoul (Incheon) and Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on August 8. The new route will be served with Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Yuji Wang/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-323 HL7792 (msn 1001) approaches the runway at Shanghai (Hongqiao), China.

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Yakutia Airlines orders three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100s

Yakutia Airlines (Yakutsk) as signed a contract for the purchase of three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100s. Sukhoi issued this statement:

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On June 15, 2015 at the International Paris Air Show 2015 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Yakutia Airlines signed a contract for the delivery of three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft starting from 2017.

The contract envisages delivery of the SSJ100 Long Range version with 93 seats: 8 seats for business class and 85 for economy.

The Execution of this contract follows to the successful cooperation of SCAC and Yakutia, which has been operating two SSJ100s through domestic and international routes since early 2013.

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Since the beginning of operations in Yakutia Airlines, the two Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft have reached more than 8.000 flight hours. Now the SSJ100s operated by Yakutia, might be seen in the airports of more than 15 cities worldwide, and this number is continuously increasing. The airline uses this aircraft to perform flights to the Far East, Siberia, Ural, South of Russia and also to China, Japan and South Korea.

Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/AirlinersGallery.com. Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89012 (msn 95020) prepares to land in Seoul (Incheon).

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NokScoot to commence operations on May 5

NokScoot (NokScoot Airlines Company Limited) (Bangkok-Don Mueang) has announced it will commence scheduled low fare operations with Boeing 777-200s starting on May 5. The first route will connect the Bangkok (Don Mueang) (DMK) base with Nanjing, China. The first route will be operated three days a week and is scheduled for four hours and 10 minutes.

The second route will be from DMK to Seoul (Incheon) starting five days later. This route will be operated each day.

NokScoot is the joint venture between Singaporean budget airline Scoot and Thai airline Nok Air.

Top Copyright Photo: Kok Chwee K.C. Sim/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by NokScoot). Ex-Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-212 ER HS-XBA (msn 28521) was delivered on November 23, 2014.

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American Airlines and Korean Air announce a codeshare agreement

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and Korean Air (Seoul) have signed an agreement to begin codesharing. Pending regulatory approval, Korean Air will place its code on American Airlines flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea.

Once approved, the two carriers plan to sell codeshare flights for travel beginning in April 2015. The new agreement will allow Korean Air SKYPASS members to earn miles when traveling on American-operated flights between DFW and ICN.

American began serving Seoul in May 2013.

American’s route between DFW and Seoul is operated with a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The airline is retrofitting all 47 of its 777-200s to refresh the cabins and enhance the premium experience on international flights. The retrofitted 777-200 features a Business Class product designed especially for American’s customers, with a fully lie-flat seat, direct aisle access and a private flying experience. The plane has a modern interior – including a walk-up bar – with unique lighting, a dramatic archway and a spacious look.

Top Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-223 ER N776AN (msn 29582) of American Airlines arrives in London (Heathrow).

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