Archive for September, 2009

AirTran Airways Orlando-Branson flights from December 19, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 19:04

AirTran Airways, the budget airline based in Orlando, Florida, the United States, is launching non-stop flights between Orlando International Airport in Florida and Branson Airport in Missouri from December 19, 2009.

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Wizz Air plans flights from Sofia to Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Bologna

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 19:03

Wizz Air, of Hungary, which operates several flights from Bulgaria, is to start 4 new routes from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to 4 destinations in Western Europe – Paris (France), Frankfurt (Germany), Madrid (Spain) and Forlì, near Bologna (Italy) – from May 22, 2010.

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Photo: A400m military aircraft

Airbus A400M military transporter plane’s first flight likely in December 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:38

The Airbus A400M military transporter aircraft is most likely to make its first flight in December 2009. Update: Airbus A400M test flight completed! (11 Dec, 2009)

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Tired of being grounded, ‘Hero of the Hudson’ Captain Sullenberger to return to the skies

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:33

‘Hero of the Hudson’ Captain Chesley Sullenberger who, along with co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, succeeded in landing his crippled US Airways plane safely in the icy Hudson River in New York on January 15, 2009, is set to take to the skies again.

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Bangkok Airways to end Siem Reap-Phnom Penh flights in October

Monday, September 28, 2009 14:56

Bangkok Airways, the regional airline based in Bangkok, Thailand, will stop its service between Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and Siem Reap in Thailand when the aviation agreement between Cambodia and Thailand expires on October 25, 2009, and Cambodia will not renew the licence.

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Malaysia-based Seair increasing fights to beach destinations during holiday season

Monday, September 28, 2009 11:55

South East Asian Airlines (Seair)), based in Pampanga, the Philippines, has announced that it is reopening some routes as well increasing flights on others anticipating the enhanced tourist traffic in the holiday season.

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British Airways to charge fees for choosing seats starting October 7, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009 11:46

British Airways, the flag-carrier airline of the United Kingdom, will charge passengers who wish to choose their seats prior to their travel. The new system will come into effect on October 7, 2009.

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Canadian North Airlines to stop Yellowknife-Calgary service from October 10, 2009; to cut flights to Hay River, Edmonton

Saturday, September 26, 2009 7:31

Canadian North Airlines, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, has announced that it is cancelling flights on some routes and reducing the number of flights on some others owing to what it calls “a saturated market in Yellowknife.”

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Air France Flight AF447 crash: European Aviation Safety Agency warns over airspeed sensor in Airbus A330, A340

Saturday, September 26, 2009 7:20

The European aviation safety regulator has issued a safety warning for an airspeed sensor supplied by the United States-based Goodrich Corporation for the long-haul Airbus A330 and Airbus A340 jet aircraft and asked airlines to test the gadget.

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Midwest Airlines to start seasonal Kansas City-Fort Myers, Milwaukee-Fort Lauderdale flights from December 17, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009 7:06

Midwest Airlines, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the United States, has announced that it will add direct, seasonal service between Kansas City International Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida; and between Milwaukee in Wisconsin and Fort Lauderdale in Florida from December 17, 2009, through April 19, 2010.

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WHO study revealing health risks adds impetus to US tarmac-delay legislation

Friday, September 25, 2009 7:00

As study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has added impetus to the need to pass the airline passenger Bill (or, the tarmac delay Bill) in the United States Congress.

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Photo gallery: Cessna 162 Skycatcher

Cessna test-flies its Model 162 SkyCatcher light sport aircraft in China

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:23

The Model 162 SkyCatcher, the light sport aircraft of the Cessna Aircraft Company, has been test-flown.

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United Airlines, Allegiant Air to fly non-stop to Duluth from Chicago and Orlando

Monday, September 21, 2009 12:16

Duluth, the port city in Minnesota, the United States is going to get non-stop flights from Chicago and Orlando – between Chicago and Duluth by United Airlines, and between Orlando and Duluth by Allegiant Air.

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Air France to auction seats on Airbus A380 Superjumbo’s Paris-New York inaugural flights

Monday, September 21, 2009 12:14

Air France is planning to auction 380 seats on 2 inaugural flights of the Airbus A380 Superjumbo from Paris to New York on November 20, 2009, and from New York to Paris on November 21, 2009.

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Photo: A Ryanair plane

Low-cost airline Ryanair charges the highest for in-flight food and drink than its rivals, study finds

Monday, September 21, 2009 12:06

Ryanair may be a low-cost airline, but it charges more for food and drink on board than any of the other major carriers based in Britain or Ireland, a survey has found.

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American Airlines restructures route system; Lambert-St Louis International Airport to lose flights heavily

Monday, September 21, 2009 12:03

American Airlines is making a major restructuring of its route system, with some airports based in the United States gaining flights and many others losing services.

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Eurocopter EC135 photo

Eurocopter sales look up in September 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009 17:42

Eurocopter, the world’s biggest helicopter-maker and a subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), is doing well in sales in September 2009.

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Photo: Envoy Suite from US Airways, on transatlantic flights

US Airways’ Envoy Suites on trans-Atlantic flights

Friday, September 18, 2009 16:54

US Airways is offering its business-class passengers more comfort and luxury on trans-Atlantic flights with the Envoy Suite.

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Southwest Airlines offers double credits for its Rapid Rewards customers

Friday, September 18, 2009 16:22

Southwest Airlines, the low-fare airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the United States, has announced that the members of its Rapid Rewards programme can earn double credits on flights between September 17, 2009, and October 31, 2009.

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AirTran Atlanta-Aruba flights from Dec; Orlando-Aruba from Feb 2010; Orlando-Key West Dec 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009 13:15

AirTran Airways, the budget airline headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the United States, is launching new services to the Caribbean island of Aruba and to Key West in Florida.

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bmi cutting number of London-Belfast, London-Tel Aviv flights

Friday, September 18, 2009 12:29

bmi (British Midland Airways), based in Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England, has announced that it is reducing the number of its  flights between London and Belfast in Northern Ireland and between London and Tel Aviv in Israel.

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American Airlines starts asking for additional flight security data from its customers

American Airlines starts asking for additional flight security data from its customers

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12:19

American Airlines has begun asking its customers to provide additional information in accordance with the new Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) requirements of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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Denver-Fort Myers, Indianapolis-Cancun, St Louis-Cancun direct flights from Frontier Airlines

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12:10

Frontier Airlines, the low-fare carrier based in Denver, Colorado, the United States,  has announced that it will start non-stop flights to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, Florida, from Denver International Airport and also raise the number of flights to Tampa International Airport (TPA) from Denver International Airport.

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American Airlines, Delta Air Lines trying to invest in debt-ridden Japan Airlines

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:58

American Airlines, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States, is considering making an equity investment in Japan Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Japan.

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Lufthansa to raise Frankfurt-Bahrain service from 4 weekly flights to daily

Monday, September 14, 2009 18:31

Deutsche Lufthansa, the national airline of Germany, is raising the number of its fights between Frankfurt in Germany and Manama, the capital of Bahrain, from 4 times a week to a daily service from September 22, 2009.

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United Airlines to charge fee for second checked bag on flights to Europe, Caribbean and Mexico

Saturday, September 12, 2009 7:45

United Airlines has announced that it will charge fees for a second checked bag for many of its international flights.

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Southwest Airlines’ daily, direct flights from Denver to Boston, Reno and Spokane from January 10, 2010

Saturday, September 12, 2009 7:30

Southwest Airlines, the low-cost carrier based in Dallas, Texas, the United States, has announced that it will launch daily, non-stop flights from Denver International Airport (in Denver, Colorado), to Boston (Massachusetts), Reno (Nevada), and Spokane (Washington) in January 2010.

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Allegiant Air Duluth-Orlando, Grand Forks-Phoenix flights soon

Friday, September 11, 2009 5:34

Allegiant Air, the low-fare carrier based in Enterprise, Nevada, the United States, is launching non-stop flights between Duluth (Minnesota) and Orlando (Florida) from November 20, 2009.

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British budget carrier bmibaby expanding operations at East Midlands Airport in a big way

Friday, September 11, 2009 5:26

The low-cost airline bmibaby, which is a subsidiary of bmi, is expanding its services from East Midlands Airport in England by raising capacity at the airport by 40%, by basing more planes there, by increasing frequencies as well as by adding routes.

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United Airlines adds flights to Aspen for ski season, Delta Air Lines cuts Aspen flights

Thursday, September 10, 2009 9:21

United Airlines has increased its number of flights to the ski town of Aspen in Colorado, the United States, for the forthcoming ski season.

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