Los Angeles-Maui Nonstop Service by Hawaiian on July 2014

Los Angeles-Maui Nonstop Service by Hawaiian starting on July 1, 2014

Honolulu, Hawaiian Airlines has a plan to offer daily year-round service between Los Angeles and Maui in Summer 2014 season. This route will serve by Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Hawaiian Airlines has announced it answer increasing demand from the Southern California market.

More than 120,000 air seats will be added to both Los Angeles and Maui’s travel markets when the new nonstop service launches on July 1, 2014. The new daily service also capitalizes on convenient connections to Hawai’i from other cities on the U.S. mainland through Hawaiian Airlines’ growing network with airline partners. In addition, Hawaiian Airlines’ Maui hub, which was established in 2012, offers an alternative connecting point for travel to other islands with its expanded neighbor island flight schedule.

Started on July 01, 2014 Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs ArrivesDay
Maui - Los Angeles HA034 15:40 23:55 Daily
Los Angeles - Maui HA033 11:15 13:40 Daily
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival. Los Angeles departure begins from July 02, 2014.

Addition, Hawaiian Airlines plans to operate 3 daily A330-200 service on Honolulu-Los Angeles route start from November 2, 2014. It currently operates 2 daily A330 and 1 daily Boeing 767.

Photo by Laurent ERRERA

The last flight McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Delta Air Lines

The last flight McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Delta Air Lines,

Today January 6 2014, will be for the last time McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Delta Air Lines on the sky, this as planned and previously announced. Delta Air Lines will replace DC-9 flight with new Boeing 717.

Delta will expanding the number of routes served by the new Boeing 717.
On April 1, on this year, for first time Delta introducing the new Boeing 717 to serve routes between Atlanta, Augusta, Chicago. October 13 Dallas, April 1 Fayetteville and Houston.

New Airbus A321 JetBlue will introduce on December

JetBlue Airways, US has opened reservations for new service by new Airbus A321 start from December 19. The first three routes will serve by new A321 is New York (JFK) - Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, New York (JFK) - Barbados (Bridgetown) and New York (JFK) - San Juan per Airline Route.

New Airbus A321 JetBlue Airways, fully customized lie-flat seat which will be available on highly popular transcontinental routes next year.  Just as JetBlue reinvented coach service, the airline is committed to reinventing the transcontinental experience by adding service, comfort and amenities at an affordable price that is expected to stimulate market demand.

JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 aircraft begin arriving later this year and will have two configurations. The first four aircraft deliveries will offer the core JetBlue Experience throughout the cabin with capacity for 190 customers.  In 2014 additional A321s will be delivered from the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany, with 16 lie-flat seats, four of which are the private suites, and 143 core JetBlue Experience seats.

New York (JFK) - Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
New York - Hollywood B61601 17:00 20:11 Daily
Hollywood - New York B61602 22:24 01:01+1 Daily
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Effective December 19, 2013
Operate by Airbus A321 aircraft.

New York (JFK) - Barbados (Bridgetown)
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
New York - Barbados B6661 08:20 14:02 Daily
Barbados - New York B6662 15:00 19:18 Daily
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Effective December 19, 2013
Operate by Airbus A321 aircraft.

New York (JFK) - San Juan
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
New York - San Juan B6003 07:05 11:56 Daily
San Juan - New York B61103 20:59 01:52+1 Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
San Juan - New York B6004 12:56 15:58 Daily
San Juan - New York B61204 03:04 05:59 Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Effective December 19, 2013
Operate by Airbus A319 aircraft.

B61103/1104 does not operate on December 30, 2013 and December 31, 2013 from JFK.
Planned Airbus A321 operation remains subject to change.

Images by Airbus

Hawaiian Airlines Increases Honolulu - Oakland Service

Hawaiian Airlines, start from January 5, 2014 will increase service Honolulu - Oakland operation during Winter season. Hawaiian Airlines will operate daily service instead of 4 weekly, between Honolulu and Oakland and serve by Boeing 767-300 have capacity 264 seats on two class.
Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Schedule
Honolulu-Oakland HA 048 14:20 21:35 Tue, Thu, Sat
Honolulu-Oakland HA 048 15:00 20:00 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Oakland-Oakland HA 047 09:20 12:50 Wed, Fri, Sun
Oakland-Honolulu HA 047 10:00 13:30 Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.

Photo by Flyin' Hawaiian

Spirit Airlines Moves Phoenix Operation

Spirit Airlines, Inc. is an American ultra low-cost carrier start from October 24, 2013 will be moving its all operation at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) still on Phoenix area but difference Airport.

Currently at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) and last day of operation at AZA is scheduled on October 24, 2013.

Schedule in Winter 2013/14 season operates following routes from Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX).

Phoenix (PHX) - Chicago (ORD)
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Phoenix - Chicago  NK168 01:50 06:00 Daily
Chicago - Phoenix NK167 20:50 23:45 Daily
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Effective November 07, 2013
Operate by Airbus A320 aircraft.

Phoenix (PHX) - Dallas (DFW)
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Phoenix  -  Dallas NK 772 01:55 05:05 Daily
Dallas  - Phoenix NK 771 23:15 00:35+1 Daily
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Effective November 07, 2013
Operate by Airbus A320 aircraft.

Phoenix (PHX) - Denver (DEN)
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Phoenix  -  Dallas NK 816 13:15 15:03 Daily
Dallas  - Phoenix NK 815 16:00 17:50 Daily
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Effective November 07, 2013
Operate by Airbus A319 aircraft.

Photo by Spirit Airlines

Frontier Airlines Ends Albuquerque Service

Frontier Airlines Ends Albuquerque Service from late-January 2014

United States low-cost airline Frontier Airlines from January 06, 2014 is cancelling Denver - Albuquerque, Mexico operation, where it currently operates 12 weekly flights on board Airbus A319 aircraft.

Operational schedule from December 16, 2013 to January 05, as follow.
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Denver - Albuquerque F9335 12:55 14:06 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Denver - Albuquerque F9339 20:55 22:06 Daily
Albuquerque - Denver F9340 08:13 09:29 Daily
Albuquerque - Denver F9336 14:46 16:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Operate by Airbus A319 aircraft.

Photo by Frontier Airlines

Southwest Airlines to add daily Atlanta-Washington

Start from February 13, 2014 Southwest Airlines, Dallas US will planning to introducing a single daily Atlanta - Washington Reagan service in addition to the existing five roundtrips flown by subsidiary AirTran Airways per Airline Route.

Planned schedule as follow:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Atlanta - Washington WN1499 21:00 22:50 Sat
Atlanta - Washington WN500 21:45 23:25 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
Washington - Atlanta WN619 06:25 08:20 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Washington - Atlanta WN1336 06:25 08:20 Sun
Washington - Atlanta WN2123 06:30 08:20 Sat
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Operate by Boeing 737 aircraft.

Images by Boeing

American Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 Sharklets

American Airlines has taken delivery of its first A319 on Tuesday July 23, 2013 with special ceremony at Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany. Teams from American Airlines, Airbus and CFM International celebrated the first of 260 Airbus single-aisles the airline has selected to fly it into the future.

New Airbus A319 American Airlines, features 128 seats on tree class configuration, consisting 8 seats on first class, 18 seats extra cabin class and 102 seats in economy class, powered by CFM56 engines. This aircraft will be used initially on the airline’s domestic route network, and then into Central America this fall, and the very first A319 to feature Sharklets.

Photo by Airbus

Boeing completes the 737 MAX 8 configuration

Boeing announcement has completed the firm configuration of the 737 MAX 8. This milestone marks completion of the most important trade studies that outline the capabilities of the 737 MAX family.

With all detail and desain completed, Boeing will to begin production. If there is no obstacle, Final assembly of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 regular to start in 2015 with initial delivery regular for the third quarter of 2017.

737 Max it will be the fourth generation of the 737 family. The primary change is the use of the larger and more efficient CFM International LEAP-1B engines. This engines is new technology on 737 Max family, are going to be 13% of fuel-efficient reduction than the standard 737 family, and to be the best single-aisle aircraft for economical fuel today’s. 8% more fuel-efficient per seat than tomorrow’s competition.

737 Max have new design on tail cone and winglet enable for to reduce fuel use. Other changes incorporated include upgrades to the flight deck displays, an electronic bleed air system and fly-by-wire spoiler flight controls.

Range fully loaded Boeing 737 Max family
737 Max 7 3,800 nmi (7,038 km)   
737 Max 8 3,620 nmi (6,704 km)   
737 Max 9 3,595 nmi (6,658 km)

Big orders for Boeing 737 MAX family
737 MAX 7 Southwest Airlines, US 30 orders for     
737 MAX 8 Southwest Airlines, US 150 orders for
737 MAX 9 Lion Air, Indonesia 201 orders    

Boeing has firm orders for the 737 MAX totaling 1,431 as of June 2013.

Image by Boeing

Roll Out of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing, Chicago US has rolled out the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner rolled out of the factory in Everett.

What the difference...?
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner, The 787-8 Dreamliner can carry 210 – 250 passengers on routes of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 km), while the longer 787-9 Dreamliner will carry 250 – 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750 km).

Air New Zealand become the first operator Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.


ILFC signs for up to 100 Embraer E2s

The International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) is an aircraft lessor headquartered in the Constellation Place in Century City, Los Angeles, California, has announced a firm order for 50 second generation E2s, comprising 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s, estimated value of US$2.85 billion at current list prices.

These order will boosting sale of Embraer’s range of new E-jets. Options for a further 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s potentially brings the total order to up to 100 aircraft.

The E2 – have improved technology than previous generations E175, E190 and E195 jets – incorporates new engines, advanced wing design, and full fly-by-wire flight controls that the manufacturer says will result in more efficient fuel “double-digit improvements in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise”. The first E2s are expected to enter service during 2018.

Read this for detail about new new E-jets

DELTA to Start New Boeing 717 Service

DELTA to Start Boeing 717 Service from late-September 2013 on Atlanta - Newark Route

Start from September 19, 2013 Delta introducing new Boeing 717 aircraft operation on Atlanta - Newark route. Initially, the airline plans to operate the Boeing 717 on 1 to 3 daily flights, pending on operational days. This will be gradually increased to up to 6 daily from October  5, 2013 and 11 daily from October 19, 2013

Boeing 717 DELTA have refurnish with new interiors, cutting seating capacity while adding premium options. Currently outfitted with only 110 seats in a three-class configuration (12 First Class, 15 Economy Comfort and 83 Economy Class).

Boeing 787-8 United Airlines going to Tokyo from Seattle

United Airlines, US is introducing New Boeing 787-8 operation on Seattle-Tokyo route start on November 5, replacing Boeing 777-200ER aircraft because the competitors ANA, Japan already operates the 787 on the same route on September 1, 1 month earlier than scheduled Boeing 787-8 United Airlines.

Boeing 787 United Airlines operation begins:
  • November 05, 2013 from Tacoma, Seattle
  • November 06, 2013 from Narita, Tokyo

Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives
Seattle-Tokyo UA105 12:10 15:40+1
Tokyo-Seattle UA104 18:35 10:10
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.

photo by Boeing

JetBlue Airways upgrade “Fly-Fi” system

JetBlue Airways, airline of New York, US has issued this update on its WiFi aircraft upgrade program

Earlier this spring JetBlue Airways announced upcoming service Fly-Fi sytem bringing faster internet connections onboard.

As the first U.S. airline to use Ka Band satellite technology to deliver high speed internet to JetBlue aircraft.

US Airways merger with American Airlines

US Airways, from Phoenix and American Airlines from Dallas, today announced agree to marger. American Airlines and US Airways agreed to combine to create the new American Airlines, a premier global carrier. 

With this marger, the new airline will be headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth, and will have nearly 950 aircraft and employ more than 100,000 team members worldwide collaboration of both airlines. And is expected to offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries. 

The combined airline will offer customers more choices and increased service across a larger worldwide network and through an enhanced oneworld® Alliance.

New Nonstop Seasonal Service by Delta

Delta Airlines US, to start weekly seasonal nonstop Atlanta-Fargo, North Dakota flights on December 21, 2013

Will served by Bombardier CRJ900 on two-class Bombardier CRJ900, equipped with 12 First Class seats, 12 Economy Comfort seats and 52 seats in the main cabin. On Saturday only service between Fargo’s Hector International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be operated by Delta Connection carrier ExpressJet Airlines.

Scheduled as follows:

Service Flight Departs Arrives Service Begins Service Ends
ATL-FAR 5180 7:15 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 2013 March 29, 2014
FAR-ATL 5181 6:15 a.m. 10:10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2013 March 29, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines come to Taipei, Taiwan

Hawaiian Airlines, today July 9, 2013 launched nonstop service from Honolulu to Taipei, Taiwan, the latest addition to its expanding international network and seventh Asian gateway destination.

Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA) confirm, nearly 10,000 visitors from Taiwan in Hawaii on 2012, this positif market for Hawaiian Airlines.

”This new Hawaiian Airlines flight fits into our strategy of global market diversification,” commented Mike McCartney, HTA president and CEO. ”This new service is critically important asHawai’i strives to become a major hub for that region in Asia.”

Hawaiian Airlines will operate three flights a week between Honolulu and Taipei and serve by Airbus A330-200 have capacity 294 seat.

Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Schedule
Honolulu-Taipei HA 807 1:55 a.m 6:15 a.m +1 Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
Taipei-Honolulu HA 808 8:55 p.m 1:10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.

Photo by usatoday

Asiana Crash in San Francisco, The Pilot Still Exercise Use the Boeing 777

San Francisco, - Asiana Airlines that crashed in San Francisco, US turned out to be steered by a pilot who is still in training using Boeing 777 aircraft. Although already an experienced pilot, but the pilot is not accustomed to using Boeing 777 jet engine.

"It was the maiden flight for Lee Kang Kook (pilot of Asiana) to the San Francisco airport using the 777 jet. He's still in training. Fact, a veteran also need training to use the new jet from Boeing," said a spokesman for Asiana Airlines, as reported by Asia One, Monday (07/08/2013).

According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, the aircraft was flying to low, well below the required speed. The crew had been trying to abort the landing, a few seconds before it hit the surface of the sea in front of the runway.

"He (The Pilot, Lee Kang Kook) was very experienced and had previously flown to San Francisco by using different aircraft including the Boeing 747 ... and he was assisted by other, more experienced pilot with a Boeing 777," said the spokesman.

Lee began his career as an apprentice in 1994 Asiana. Currently, he has picked up 9793 hours of flying, but only 43 hours of flight with Boeing 777 jets.

Meanwhile, co-pilot, Lee Jeong Min has had 12,287 flight hours, including 3,220 hours flying with the Boeing 777. And Lee Jeong Min helped Lee Kang Kook for landing at San Francisco.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said it is too early to conclude whether the crash was caused by pilot error or mechanical problems. Hersman said there was no evidence of any problem until seven seconds before the plane crashed. Watchtowers also did not issue a warning signal to the plane problem.

According to eyewitnesses, the plane was seen flying too low before landing on Saturday (6/8) local time. Tail of the plane was destroyed by a hard impact when landing failed. Two people were killed in the crash.

Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco

Asiana Airlines, Korea, crashed short of runway in San Francisco International Airport USA

Boeing 777-28E ER Asiana Airlines flight OZ 214 from Seoul to San Francisco, bring 291 passengers and 12 crew members crashed short of runway 28L on landing at San Francisco. Most passengers and crew members were able to escape the burning aircraft.

The flight crew gave no indication of a problem before attempting its landing.
Weather at the time of the accident, Clear and visibility at 10 miles.

Eyewitness said,

He saw the airliner land short of the runway with the landing gear hitting the seawall. A fire ball flared on the underside of the aircraft during the hard landing. The aircraft cartwheeled according to the eyewitness with the tail section and vertical stabilizers separating quickly. The right wing tip shows damage.

Passenger in the rear section of the aircraft said, the tail section hit the ground very hard and at least two Flight Attendants “fell out” from rear into the gap that was created when the tail section separated.

Reported to CNN

Victim report:
  • 2 people have died
  • 5 people critical
  • 5 people serious
The remainder were later transported to area hospitals for medical attention and are expected to be released.

Condition of aircraft was badly damaged, broken tail and burning.

Asiana Airlines said that the plane was carrying 291 passengers (19 passengers in business class and 272 passengers economy class) and 16 crew members. Passengers consisted of 77 Korean citizens, 141 Chinese citizens, 61 U.S. citizen, 1 Japanese, and others with a total of 291 passengers.

Release issued by the airline, Asiana airlines flight number OZ-214 departed from Seoul on July 6 at 16:35 Korean time toward San Francisco. On July 7, 11:28 pm San Francisco time, the accident occurred on flight OZ-214 when landing on Runway 28, San Francisco International Airport.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) immediately sent an investigative team to San Francisco to investigate the cause of this accident. NTSB leadership, Deborah Hersman said, it was too early to ascertain the cause of the accident. It will look at all possibilities and gather all the facts before making conclusions.

New Boeing 777-300ER for American Airlines

American Airlines Receives First Boeing 777-300ER

American Airlines on Tuesday became the first US airline to take delivery of a Boeing 777-300ER, marking the first new aircraft type to join the American fleet in nearly 14 years.

Last time the Boeing 737-800 came online in February 1999. The 777-200ER first joined the fleet in January 1999.

Becoming a new American, this aircraft was on new livery, new branding for new fleet of American's.