Airline Air Lituanica ceases its operations from mid-day of May 22, Friday. Airline management, acting responsibly and seeing risk not to fulfill commitments for the passengers, are stopping all regular flights and will put all the efforts so that the travelers would be affected as little as possible.
The solution for some passengers is already found. Air Lituanica has agreed with Air Baltic - Latvian airline and passengers' carriage is guaranteed within the next 8 days. For the rest of the flights will still be discussed.
Air Lituanica will operate flights from/to Amsterdam, Paris and Tallinn on May 22. Flights to Berlin, Prague, Brussels and Stockholm are cancelled on May 22. All flights are cancelled from May 23 and onwards. Air Lituanica, seeking to reduce inconvenience for the passengers and taking into account the financial resources, agreed with Air Baltic that all passengers having Air Lituanica tickets for cancelled flights between May 22 and May 29 will be rebooked on Air Baltic flights to their origin destinations.
We apologize our passengers and partners for all inconvenience.
Source: Air Lituanica
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0936h UTC May 22, 2015
According to Sayacinta Airpost:
The Japanese and Taiwanese civil aviation authorities have approved Scoot, Singapore's long-haul budget airline, to operate scheduled flights from Singapore to Osaka via Don Mueang and Kaohsiung six times a week from 8 July 2015.
Scoot's flights to Osaka via Don Mueang take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays while its flights to Osaka via Kaohsiung take off on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. These flights are operated by Scoot's all-new B787-900 Dreamliner aircraft.
The first Scoot's flight to Osaka routes via Don Mueang on 8 July 2015 (Wednesday) when flight TZ298 departs from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 9.05 am, transits in Don Mueang at 10.10 am before departing for Osaka at 11.30 am and touching down in Osaka at 6.50 pm.
The first Scoot's outbound flight from Osaka leaves the airport at 8.25 pm on 8 July, transits in Don Mueang at 12.05 pm before taking off for the sky at 1.15 pm and returning to Singapore at 4.40 am on 9 July 2015 under flight TZ297.
The second Scoot's flight to Osaka routes via Kaohsiung on 9 July 2015 when flight TZ288 departs from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 6.15 am, transits in Kaohsiung at 10.25 am before departing for Osaka at 11.35 am and touching down in Osaka at 3.15 pm.
The second Scoot's outbound flight from Osaka leaves the airport at 4.15 pm on 9 July, transits in Don Mueang at 6.55 pm before departing for Singapore at 8.05 pm and arriving in Singapore at 12.25 am on 10 July 2015 under flight TZ287.
The Japanese and Taiwanese civil aviation authorities have not yet approved Scoot's plans to operate flights to Sapporo via Don Mueang on 8 July 2015 under flight TZ298 on the Singapore - Don Mueang - Sapporo routes and flight TZ297 on the routes vice versa. Scoot will keep the media advised on the actual flight schedules of these routes.
Scoot is selling fares to Osaka via Don Mueang from 99 Singapore Dollars one way and to Osaka via Kaohsiung one way from 228 Singapore Dollars. However, these prices are not consistent.
Scoot is the only airline that most frequently sells tickets at fluctuating prices like a stock exchange with intermittent short-lived sale promotions on Tuesdays and Fridays although these prices hit its pocket a lot as it now manages a fleet of 3 B787-900 Dreamliner widebodies with additional orders for 7 more B787-900 and 10 B787-800 jets. Its fleet of B777-200ER aircraft are being taken over by NokScoot.
Source: Sayacinta Airpost
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0412h UTC May 22, 2015
Hot on the heels of a number of other new route announcements, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is delighted to announce that Aer Lingus will commence flights to Dublin later this year.
The service is due to commence on Friday 23rd October 2015 with 16 flights per week between Liverpool and Dublin on a 174 seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Flight times are ideal for those passengers wanting to conduct a day's business in Dublin, departing from Liverpool at 08:40 and arriving back at 19:05 throughout the working week.
However, it is the ability for customers travelling from Liverpool to seamlessly connect onto Aer Lingus flights to North America via Dublin airport that is also expected to prove popular. Onward flights are available to destinations including New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Orlando, San Francisco and Toronto, with the morning flight from Liverpool timed to enable convenient transfer times for passengers at Dublin Airport of as little as 75 minutes.
Because all parts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pre-clearance process are completed at Dublin airport in one quick and easy procedure, Aer Lingus customers clear US immigration and customs before departing to the US. Ireland is the only European country to offer these state-of-the-art facilities and means that customers travelling to the US via Ireland are seen as domestic arriving passengers. Described by Aer Lingus as ‘you can arrive before you depart', this enables a speedy exit after arriving on the airline's long haul flights and avoids often lengthy arrivals processing queues.
Aer Lingus also offers Wi-Fi access on board transatlantic flights allowing customers to stay connected with up to date news and work throughout their flight. In addition they have a codesharing agreement with US carriers JetBlue and United Airlines, enabling onward connectivity to over 100 destinations across North America.
This new route will also help to attract more international visitors to the Liverpool City Region, with the potential to grow the numbers of US visitors, currently the second biggest long-haul market.
Aer Lingus have historical links with the Airport and were one of the first airlines to operate from Liverpool almost 80 years ago, having first established air links with the Irish capital in 1936.
Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, "This latest route announcement for the Airport is a clear demonstration of our commitment to bring more routes, more airlines and more choice for the region's travellers.
This route will enhance the Airport's reputation as a convenient hassle free alternative for business travellers in particular, looking to do business both in Dublin or onward to the US."
Aer Lingus Chief Revenue Officer, Mike Rutter said "The historic connections between the two cities makes Dublin-Liverpool the perfect choice for Aer Lingus's first major expansion in Short Haul services for a decade. We believe that we can offer the region both great value flights to Dublin and also access to the fastest growing transatlantic gateway in Europe.
Aer Lingus understands how important global connectivity is to the economy of a region, and with the fast access we can provide to over 100 US & Canadian cities we hope this can help power the economy of Merseyside. We believe that Aer Lingus is the Smart Choice for travel to Dublin and North America and we look forward to demonstrating that to Liverpool consumers."
Chris Brown, Director of Marketing Liverpool added, "We are keen to capitalise on the city's American links to bring even more visitors from the US to Liverpool, so having a seamless connection is a big development. Growing our share of the international visitor and investment market is a key objective so this new route will significantly assist us."
Jenny Stewart, CEO Liverpool Chamber of Commerce commented, "This is another excellent link for LJLA to establish and will greatly increase our connectivity to global destinations. It will be a tremendous boost for local exporters seeking to do business with and in new markets".
Source: Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0410h UTC May 22, 2015
São José dos Campos - Brazil - Embraer S.A. and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. have reached a final agreement for 30 firm orders for the E195-E2 jets. The contract, announced as a Letter of Intent (LOI) during the 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow, in July last year, also includes an additional 20 purchase rights for the same model, bringing the total potential order up to 50 E195-E2 jets.
"In the name of Embraer's 19,000 employees, I want to thank Azul for choosing us, once again, to be a part in the development of the company, which was born and has grown with the E-Jets in the Brazilian market," says Paulo César Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "This new contract is a show of confidence in the E-Jets E2 program, which is following in the steps of the commercial success of the current E-Jets generation. For that reason, we continually invest in meeting the demands of the airline companies for an even more efficient generation of aircraft."
The contract for the E-Jets E2 has an estimated value of USD 3.2 billion, at Embraer's current list prices, if all purchase rights are converted to firm orders. The firm orders will be included in Embraer's 2015 second-quarter backlog. The first delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.
"Our partnership with Embraer, since the founding of Azul, has been decisive for consolidating our business plan and our growth in the domestic aviation market. By choosing airplanes built and developed in Brazil, Azul contributes to generating and maintaining jobs, as well as to the development of Brazil's economy," states David Neeleman, CEO of Azul. "The E2 will be the most advanced airplane in its category, providing a savings on fuel burn more than 20% higher than the current model. That will be fundamental for maintaining our competitive fares and for growing in the domestic market."
Currently, the Brazilian airline has a total of 82 E-Jets in service and another six E195s on order. It operates the largest fleet of E195s in the world. With this firm order from Azul, the E-Jets E2 backlog reaches 242 firm orders, plus 348 options and purchase rights.
The first delivery of an E-Jets E2 (the E190-E2) is planned for the first semester of 2018. The E195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020. The E-Jets E2 program reinforces Embraer's commitment to continuously invest in the company's line of commercial jets and to maintain leadership in the 70 to 130-seat aircraft segment. Embraer's E-Jets E2s have state-of-the-art Pratt & Whitney PurePowerTM Geared Turbofan high by-pass ratio engines (PW1700G on the E175-E2, PW1900G on the E190-E2 and E195-E2). Combined with new aerodynamically advanced wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and improvements to other systems, the E2s will deliver significant reductions in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise.
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0409h UTC May 22, 2015