Airlines News and Flights News

American Airlines announced it will launch new nonstop two-class Boeing 757 service between Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 14, 2012. The new service will complement American's three existing daily round-trip flights between LAX and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). "The new flight between Washington Reagan and Los Angeles is made possible because of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization bill that was...
Following the launch of the innovative Meet & Seat service on three pilot routes, today sees the introduction of ten new destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi. KLM launched Meet & Seat on 3 February, making it the first airline to integrate social networking in its regular flight process. Passengers with a reservation can easily see who else will be on board via their Facebook or LinkedIn...
As part of Icelandair's 2012 schedule, service from Washington-Dulles will resume starting March 29th. Flight # 644 from the nation’s capital will commence with four flights per week, increasing up to 5 flights per week starting May 23rd and 6 flights per week beginning June 11th. Service is scheduled to continue until January 2013 and resume again in the spring. Service from Washington-Dulles began in 2011 with a successful launch and due to the demand was extended through 2012 shortly after...
United Airlines announced plans to launch daily nonstop service between its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Sarasota, Fla. (SRQ) effective Nov. 4, 2012. The once-daily service will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 154 seats - - 16 in United First, 48 in Economy Plus and 90 in Economy. “This new route complements United’s existing service between Chicago and eight other cities in Florida,” said Martin Kammerman, United’s senior manager of new markets and analysis...
As of March 13th, Turkish Airlines will operate twice weekly to Ukranian city of Harkiv (Kharkov), increasing to 7 its destinations in Ukraine. Turkish Airlines already flies to Kiev, Odesa, Simferopol, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Lviv, giving the airline one of the most comprehensive flight schedules to destinations in Ukraine. Flights will operate twice weekly, with round trip flights operating on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tickets are now available for sale with a special introductory fare of 109...
Singapore Airlines will operate special commemorative flights between Singapore and Hong Kong on 6 April 2012 to mark the retirement of the Boeing 747 after nearly four decades of service. Flight SQ747 from Singapore to Hong Kong and SQ748 from Hong Kong to Singapore will be operated with the B747-400, replacing existing flights SQ860 and SQ863, which are normally operated with Airbus A330-300s. The special flights, which will be SIA’s last commercial passenger services with the B747, are now...
Emirates’ Middle East operations will receive a boost this August as the airline increases its daily capacity to both Kuwait and Doha, adding a total capacity increase of almost 29 percent across the two routes. In line with Emirates’ rapid global expansion Qatar and Kuwait will each benefit from an additional daily frequency, bringing operations to Doha to six services per day and Kuwait up to five flights per day. With six flights per day, Doha has the highest number of daily frequencies in...
Delta Air Lines now offers in-flight Wi-Fi service on all Delta Shuttle flights between New York's LaGuardia Airport, Boston Logan and Washington National and on all Delta Shuttle flights between LaGuardia and Chicago O'Hare. Delta operates the world's largest Wi-Fi-equipped fleet of aircraft and by this summer more than 800 Delta aircraft, including more than 250 two-class regional jets, will be equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi service. More than 550 mainline aircraft are already Wi-Fi-equipped....
Frontier Airlines announced that it is launching new nonstop service to Bismarck, N.D. (BIS) from its Denver International Airport (DEN) hub, marking a record 67 nonstop destinations served by the airline from Denver. The new Bismarck service begins May 17, 2012, with five weekly flights. Frontier is celebrating the new service with low introductory fares starting at $60* each way (taxes and fees included) available at FrontierAirlines.com. “This is a significant milestone for both Frontier and...
Malaysia Airlines has increased the content of its inflight Movies, TV programmes and Songs Library on all Boeing 737-800, 777-200, 747-400 and new Airbus 330-300 aircraft in its fleet. Starting 2012, the national carrier has substantially increased the in-flight entertainment (IFE) content by 100% for both Hollywood movies from 30 to 60 and Audio CD selections from 200 to 400, 80% for TV content from 94 to 170 programs and 50% for international movies from 24 to 36. Malaysia Airlines’ Head of...