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Air Canada Adding Extra Cargo Capacity Into Vancouver to Help Maintain British Columbia’s Economic Supply Chain

Source: Air Canada In response to flooding that disrupted transportation supply chain network in the province 586 tonnes of additional capacity added into and out of YVR, an increase of 45% over originally planned levels Air Canada Express Dash 8-400 aircraft being converted into special freighter configuration to transport cargo Air Canada announced today that it has significantly increased cargo capacity into and out of Vancouver between November 21 and 30 from its hubs in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary as it works to ensure that the vital economic supply chain links in British Columbia are maintained following the impacts of last week’s flooding. In total, Air Canada is adding 586 tonnes of cargo capacity, representing 3,223 cubic metres to support [...]

2021-11-23T11:32:07+02:00November 23rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

British Airways’ first US Transatlantic flight from Gatwick takes off to Tampa

Source: British Airways British Airways’ first US transatlantic flight from Gatwick since the start of the pandemic takes off to Tampa, followed by Orlando British Airways will operate to more US airports than any other transatlantic carrier The airline is also set to add Dallas to its A380 route network at Heathrow from March 27, 2022 Following the recent reopening of US borders for Brits, British Airways’ first US transatlantic flight from Gatwick took off bound for Tampa, Florida. The airline’s services to Tampa will operate three times a week. British Airways will also resumed flights from Gatwick to popular family holiday-hotspot Orlando on Friday 19 November. This is the first time the airline has operated to these destinations, and to the US [...]

2021-11-23T11:16:11+02:00November 23rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Spirit Airlines Celebrates 20 Years of Serving San Juan

Source: Spirit Airlines Puerto Rico travelers enjoying increasingly convenient travel options with newly launched nonstop routes to Miami and Atlantic City Travelers to and from Puerto Rico can enjoy more nonstop flights than ever before on Spirit Airlines as the carrier celebrates 20 years of serving Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). Spirit’s bright yellow planes will be busy this winter with the addition of new nonstop flights from SJU to Miami, Florida, and to Atlantic City, New Jersey. “It’s been a great 20 years at SJU for Spirit Airlines, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by giving our Guests more places to go,” said Camilo Martelo, Spirit’s Director of International Stations. “We know people are ready to travel [...]

2021-11-23T11:05:51+02:00November 23rd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Southwest Airlines Champions Education By Awarding More Than $100,000 In Scholarships

Source: Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced it awarded a total of $110,000 to 17 students through the Southwest Airlines® Scholarship Program. This program continues the carrier's focus on providing more equitable education opportunities to college-bound students while promoting diverse academic pathways, and ultimately inspiring future generations to pursue careers within the airline industry. "At Southwest, we believe educated communities are empowered communities, and every student should have the opportunity to achieve their academic goals," said Laura Nieto, Southwest Airlines Director of Community Outreach. "We know championing education access for all yields a positive and lasting impact, and we're excited to help the next generation of students soar." The scholarship program supports Southwest's continued commitment to its Diversity [...]

2021-11-22T10:27:41+02:00November 22nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Porter Airlines Selects Viasat for In-Flight Connectivity on its New Embraer E195-E2 Aircraft

Source: Porter Airlines Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and Porter Airlines today announced Viasat’s industry-leading in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution has been selected for the airline’s new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The Toronto-based airline previously announced 30 firm commitments for Embraer E195-E2s. The committed 30 aircraft will be linefit with Viasat’s high-speed, reliable in-flight internet system. Porter Airlines’ new aircraft are expected to enter service in the second half of 2022. Porter is preparing to grow beyond its current regional eastern Canada- and U.S.-focused network to include routes to the west coast, southern U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging the Company’s unrivaled capacity across its network of Geosynchronous satellites, Viasat’s IFC service will provide a high-speed internet experience in the sky. “Introducing the E2 into Porter’s [...]

2021-11-22T10:25:10+02:00November 22nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Ultimate guide to Belize: Calling all thrill-seekers & beachgoers, this Caribbean oasis is for you

Source: Alaska Airlines Tucked between Mexico and the Caribbean sits Belize, a tropical marvel whose unique attractions and off-the-radar experiences lure in thousands of travelers every year. A country that’s part of Central America and the Caribbean, Belize continues to be an anomaly attracting thrill-seekers and beach bummers alike. Lush jungles grace most of its landscape, coupled with hundreds of offshore islands in the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Check out all the things to see and do unlike any other Caribbean destination below. Things to do Swim with sharks in Shark Ray Alley What’s more adrenaline-pumping than swimming with sharks? Yep, it’s a thing. You can swim with sharks at Shark Ray Alley, located in a marine reserve, just a [...]

2021-11-22T10:10:45+02:00November 22nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Recognizing unsung heroes on World Children’s Day

Source: American Airlines World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s global day of action to advocate, generate awareness and raise funds for the most pressing issues facing children worldwide. Flying through the skies while advocating for children in need on the ground is what PHL Flight Attendant Janet Thomas describes as her “perfect role.” When Janet first learned about UNICEF’s Change for Good® program, she knew this was her special calling. For the last 27 years, American Airlines has been the sole participating U.S. airline in UNICEF’s Change for Good campaign, supporting projects and programs that help provide children’s basic needs in communities throughout the world — which often includes emergency response. As part of caring for people on life’s journey, American’s team members [...]

2021-11-22T10:05:33+02:00November 22nd, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

LATAM Adds HBO Max Content to its In-Flight Entertainment Offerings

Source: LATAM Exclusive premieres include 'Friends: The Reunion, ''Raised by Wolves' and TV shows like ‘Mare of Easttown’ and ‘The Undoing.’ With this alliance, the LATAM Play entertainment platform will offer more than 700 hours of premium content including movies, documentaries, TV shows and music. Through HBO Max, LATAM Airlines Group and WarnerMedia announced an alliance that will strengthen in-flight entertainment system LATAM Play’s content offerings. LATAM Airlines Group will be the first in Latin America to enter this alliance, with preferential access to the HBO Max library. The alliance includes exclusive premieres like ‘Friends: The Reunion’ and ‘Raised by Wolves,’ among other hit shows, like ‘Mare of Easttown’ and ‘The Undoing,’ which are already available to passengers. LATAM Play [...]

2021-11-19T19:14:02+02:00November 19th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Air Canada Exits Government of Canada Financial Support as Industry Recovery Continues

Source: Air Canada Air Canada today announced that due to its improved liquidity position and ongoing recovery from the pandemic it is withdrawing from further Government of Canada financial support. The support package, announced in April 2021, provided the carrier access to interest bearing loans of $5.375 billion through several separate credit facilities. To date, Air Canada has only accessed the facility solely dedicated to refunding customers' non-refundable tickets, while all other remaining facilities totaling $3.975 billion have not been used. "Air Canada's recovery from COVID-19 continues. We are recalling employees, adding new routes and frequencies to our network, and restoring services, and, last quarter, we completed a $7.1-billion financing. Today, in another convincing sign of our progress, we are [...]

2021-11-19T16:05:13+02:00November 19th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $295,000 in LIFT Grants to nonprofits across five states

Source: Alaska Airlines LIFT Grants support programs focused on young people in communities served by Alaska Airlines The nonprofit Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $295,000 in LIFT Grants to 23 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. These latest rounds of grants continue the mission of the Foundation’s focus on young people and career pathways. This year the Foundation has donated $655,000. The Alaska Airlines Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations that provide pathways for success that include career planning, life skills and mentorships among young people in their regions. "Throughout this pandemic, the resilience of families, communities, and incredible community-based organizations has been nothing less than inspiring,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, Foundation chair and senior vice president of public affairs and [...]

2021-11-19T14:36:47+02:00November 19th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|