Archive for Airports

ANA increases baggage allowance in Economy

All_Nippon_Airways_Boeing_787Starting January 8, 2015 increases the Japanese airline ANA the baggage allowance in Economy Class on international flights. Today one is allowed as checked baggage in economy which may weigh 23 kg , from January 8th extended this to two bags of 23 kg that you can take with you at no charge. The same baggage rules apply to premium economy.

 

Free transfer between Bangkok’s main airports with Air Asia

Free transfer between Bangkok’s main airports.
It takes about 1 hour by taxi between airports ( AirAsia has free shuttle bus). Expect three hours from the time you leave Suvarnabhumi untill your flights depart Don Mueang and vice versa.
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PEOPLExpress – the discontinuing of a trend?

Not since 2007 have we seen any potential newcomer to the U.S. airline market. As of June 30, this trend will end. With the launch of the People Xpress ™ that will fly with low-fare flights from Newport News to Boston, Newark and Pittsburgh. Flights to West Palm Beach, Atlanta, St. Petersburg and New Orleans also planned this summer.
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Virgin gets access to Dallas Love Field

Virgin has been allowed to have access to two gates at Dallas Love Field. For Virgin, this is a very important step forward in its quest to get access to big cities with less expensive airports in the United States. Virgin plans to move all of its flights into Dallas Love Field in October, when the subject is no longer the airport under the Wright Amendment. This is a federal law that has been in use since the 1970s, That restricted flights to bordering states to protect the growth of the then new Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
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Toronto Non-Stop to Rio with Air Canada

Air Canada will start from December 2014 to fly from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro. The airline flies already a daily flight between Toronto and Sao Paulo. It will start with three flights per week, but an expansion is not excluded. During the last decade the demand between the two countries increased by about 70% while the actual supply has increased by only 30%. That, therefore, investing in more non-stop flights is important to retain customers.
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Southwest expands at New Orleans International Airport

Southwest Airlines continues to expand its flights at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with a new service to Washington’s Reagan National Airport. Southwest will begin service to Washington beginning August 10, 2014. It is a twice daily service that will depart New Orleans at 7:40 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. and arrive in Washington at 11:05 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. The return flights will leave the US capital at 9:00 a.m. and 6:05 p.m.; arriving in New Orleans at 12:05 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
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Aeromexico: Dreamliner to London

The airline Aeromexico has deployed its Boeing 787-8 between Mexico and London, the fourth destination with the Dreamliner after Paris, Tokyo and New York.

Since mid-April 2014, the Mexican company deploys a Dreamliner on three weekly rotations between its base in Mexico City and London Heathrow, instead of a 767-200ER. The 787-8 is configured to accommodate 32 passengers Business Class and 211 in Economy, an increase of capacity of 70 seats per flight.

In other news the company has extended its codeshare with Air France to 10 new destinations in Mexico: Aguascalientes, Campeche, Durango, Guatemala City, La Paz, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Oaxaca, Saltillo and San Luis Potosi.
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Karlstad Airport gets aligned to Frankfurt Airport

The small but very important airport for the region has got a very attractive new route. Frankfurt. Traffic between Karlstad and Frankfurt is operated by BMI Regional with an Embraer 145 with 50 seats on the route. Until the summer one daily flight except Saturdays and will be increased after the holidays to two flights per day on weekdays and one flight on Sundays.
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Stockholm – Erbil with ZagrosJet

ZagrosJet, which is the first official Kurdish airline, is the third airline that flies to Erbil from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The other two are Germania and Small Planet Airlines. The Stockholm – Erbil route is  with an operated with an Airbus A321 with seating for 200 passengers.

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ZagrosJet was formed in October 2005 by the Zagros Group and cooperates with the Turkish airline Atlasjet Airlines. On 2 October, the airline’s maiden flight from Erbil to Ankara in Turkey.

Skymark A380: Fewer seats – More space

In August this year, Skymark to get its first Airbus 380. Routes will initially go to London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York. Skymarks Airbus A380, with 394 seats have fewer seats and more space than any previous configuration of the A380. It plans 280 premium seats on the lower deck and 114 business class seats on the upper.
Since 1996 served Japan’s domestic market with around 65 flights on 21 domestic routes. The company is headquartered at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
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