Archive for February 2013

American Airlines Announces New Routes: Miami-San Diego and DFW-Mexico

American Airlines announced today that it will launch new service this summer to San Diego and Mexico from its hubs in Miami (MIA) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), respectively. This new service further strengthens American’s overall route network and provides additional options for its customers. “We continue to expand our network to offer more travel choices and…

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TSA Adds Pre-Check to 5 More Airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced five more airports will offer TSA Pre✓™, bringing the total number of airports participating to 40. By April 1, 2013, eligible passengers flying on participating airlines out of Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS), Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE), Memphis International (MEM), Nashville International (BNA) and Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) airports may receive TSA…

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Jetairfly Takes Delivery of First E190 from BOC Aviation

Jetairfly Embraer E190

Jetairfly, the Belgian subsidiary of TUI Travel PLC (“TUI Travel”), one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, has received the first of two EMBRAER 190 leased from BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based aircraft leasing company. The aircraft was delivered during a ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The second E190 is due…

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Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Narrow-Body Aircraft Agreement

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants have ratified a tentative agreement reached earlier this month between the company and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) on new contract terms covering the operation of long-range, single-aisle aircraft the company plans to acquire to complement its current fleet of wide-body aircraft serving Hawai‘i from the U.S. West Coast. On January…

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JetBlue to Retrofit its Fleet of Airbus A320 Jets with Sharklets

JetBlue Airways announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with Airbus to acquire 110 ship-sets of retrofit Sharklets for the airline’s in-service A320 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2014. Just last week, JetBlue Airways unveiled the first of its A320 aircraft to be outfitted with Sharklets. Sharklets are newly designed wing…

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JAL and Jetstar Japan Enter Codeshare Agreement

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today that it will start codeshare and mileage program partnership with Jetstar Japan (flight code: GK) – a joint-investment with the Qantas Group, Mitsubishi Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation. Reservations, sales and JAL mileage redemption of flights operated by Jetstar Japan will begin from February 27, 2013, for departures from March…

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Southwest Announces Service Between Austin and Los Cabos with AirTran

Southwest Airlines and wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways began offering for sale new nonstop service international flights between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and San Jose Del Cabo/Los Cabos International Airport in Baja California, Mexico. AirTran daily service on the new route begins June 2, 2013, and is open for sale now at airtran.com with introductory fares as…

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United Adds Service from New York to Anchorage, Traverse City

United Airlines will launch summer-season service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to Anchorage, Alaska, and Traverse City, Mich. The new flights will offer the only nonstop service between the New York area and Anchorage, and the only nonstop service between Newark Liberty and Traverse City. United will operate the Anchorage service…

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Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 Aborts Takeoff in Ukraine, Engine Malfunction

An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 aborted its takeoff at Kharkiv Airport in the Ukraine on Sunday evening due to an engine malfunction, according to several reports. ‘”For an unknown reason the control system for engine No. 1 failed and the crew decided to abort the take-off,” the source said. It was not clear how many passengers…

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