EVA Air will start direct passenger flights between Taipei, Taiwan and Toronto, Canada on Monday, March 29, 2010. For countless residents of Toronto and Eastern Canada who fly back and forth to Asia for family, business and leisure, the new service will shave hours off of travel time and make trip planning significantly more convenient. EVA is introducing the service with three flights a week. [Read more…]
Turkish Airlines to Launch Flights to Toronto
Turkish Airlines will launch flights from Istanbul to Toronto – the cultural capital of Canada on 11th July 2009. The flights to Toronto will be operated 3 times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Istanbul-Toronto flight will depart at 11:30 and arrive at 15:40. Toronto-Istanbul flight will depart at 23:50 and arrive at 17:30. [Read more…]
Delta Air Lines Adds Nonstop Service Between New York-JFK and Bogota
Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) announced today new nonstop daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Bogota, Colombia, starting Aug. 19.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) officially approved Delta’s new service to Colombia this week following preliminary approval in March. The new Delta flight to Bogota complements the airline’s existing daily service to Colombia from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. [Read more…]
US Airways to Serve Beijing in 2009
US Airways will enter the Asian market with nonstop daily service to Beijing, China from Philadelphia starting in 2009. The new route was recently awarded to the airline by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Philadelphia, with a metropolitan area population of nearly six million, currently has no nonstop flights to China.
The flight will originate in Charlotte, North Carolina, then continue to Beijing from Philadelphia. The Airbus A340 aircraft will offer two-class seating with 42 in Envoy Class and 227 in Economy Class, for a total capacity of 269. [Read more…]
Virgin America Adds MedAire Medical Services
Virgin America has signed a three-year contract with MedAire Inc. for MedAire’s 24/7 MedLink Global Response Service and on-board medical kits for its Airbus 320-family planes. Each of the low-cost airline’s aircraft will carry specialized medical kits designed for on-board needs. [Read more…]
United to Begin Daily Los Angeles-Frankfurt Service
United Airlines will inaugurate its eighth daily flight between the US and Frankfurt December 15th when it begins passenger and cargo service to Frankfurt from Los Angeles using Boeing-777 equipment. The carrier currently has seven flights to Frankfurt from its other international hubs, with three daily flights from Washington DC, two daily flights from San Francisco, and two daily flights to Chicago. The first Frankfurt to Los Angeles flight will be December 16th. [Read more…]
Aer Lingus Dublin-Washington DC Route First Under Open Skies
Aer Lingus’ new Dublin-Washington DC flight on August 6th was the first to operate under the new Open Skies agreement that facilitates granting of new routes between the EU and the United States. Although the pact will not be fully implemented until March of 2008, Aer Lingus has been granted rights for three new routes before the end of this year. Flights to Orlando and San Francisco will be launched in October, bringing the number of US destinations served by the airline to seven. The new flights will provide for 6,200 additional passengers each week on Ireland – US routes. The Irish government obtained the new air rights in advance of other EU airlines. [Read more…]
Frontier Flies Denver – Baton Rouge
Frontier became the first and only budget airline to fly into Baton Rouge, Louisiana when it launched a twice-daily non-stop service from its Denver hub August 15th. The new route provides low-fare flights and connections to other cities served by Frontier, such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and Calgary.
Anthony J. Marino, Director of Aviation, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport said, “The maiden voyage from Baton Rouge to Denver and vice versa will ensure the residents of Baton Rouge and the surrounding area more options, lower fares, and superior service.” [Read more…]
Jet Airways Launches Mumbai – New York Route
On August 5th, Jet Airways began daily service to New York (Newark) from Mumbai, via its Brussels hub. Jet is the first Indian airline in the private sector to fly this route. The lighting of a traditional lamp marked the event, which was attended by local dignitaries and airline senior management. To mark the event, the first passenger to check in for each class was presented with flowers.
The flight carries 312 passengers in a three-class configuration on a new Boeing 777-300 ER airplane. Each First Class passenger will occupy a private space with dual sliding doors that provides over 26 square feet of usable space, creating the first airline suite aloft. The suite contains a 23-inch flat-screen monitor, and an 83-inch flat-bed seat, the world’s longest. The beverage service will offer single malt whiskies, French wines, and champagnes that include vintage Dom Perignon and Krug. [Read more…]