XiamenAir is launching limited charter flights between China and Denpasar and Naha from 27 January 2015.
On 27 January 2015 XiamenAir flight MF8907 departs from Xiamen for Denpasar at 12 pm, arrives in Denpasar at 5.15 pm before departing from Denpasar at 6.15 pm and touching down in Xiamen at 11.30 pm. It will operate the charter flights once after every three days till 24 February 2015.
Charter flights to Naha, Okinawa, begin from Fuzhou under the codes MF8009 and MF8010, on 20 February and 24 February 2015. XiamenAir plans to launch scheduled flights later linking Fuzhou with Nagoya, resuming flights from Xiamen to Osaka and opening flights to other Japanese cities in the year ahead.
On 14 January 2015, XiamenAir launched its first charter flight from Changsha to Gangwon, South Korea under flights MF8011 ad MF8012. It is operating 10 charter flights on this route till 25 February 2015.
Meanwhile, XiamenAir announced that Jiangxi Airlines and XiamenAir are canvassing from the public openly for the Best Jiangxi Airlines logo Design in a competition. Participants are not limited to Chinese residents but the logo designs must be based on Jiangxi cultures and heritage in relation to the to-be-launched subsidiary carrier Jiangxi Airlines by June 2015. Competition closes on 31 January 2015 and the winner will be announced in February 2015.
Source: Xiamen Air
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 1414h UTC Jan 23, 2015
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways is introducing a new and convenient link between Charleston, South Carolina and Central Florida. Starting March 19, 2015, the airline will offer daily nonstop service between Charleston and Orlando, and between Charleston and Tampa. In addition to the nonstop service, the new flights from Charleston are designed to offer travelers easy one-stop service to Fort Lauderdale, including at least one direct flight in each direction on weekdays.
"As we continue to offer business and leisure travelers the ease and convenience of flying over driving, we're looking forward to expanding Silver Airways' point-to-point service from hub cities in our Florida home to Charleston," said Silver Airways CEO Sam Teittinen. "We look forward to providing this important link between South Carolina and our Florida cities, as well as connections to the many islands we fly to in the Bahamas."
"We're thrilled to be adding this new service to Florida. Passengers have been telling us for a long time that they want more options when it comes to travel to Florida. Now in addition to nonstop service to Miami, Lowcountry residents will be able to visit two of Florida's outstanding destinations - Orlando and Tampa," said Paul G. Campbell, Jr., director of airports for the Charleston County Aviation Authority (CCAA). "Orlando is great for families looking for fun at its many parks and attractions. Tampa is a beautiful metropolitan city known for its great music scene and spectacular views of Tampa Bay and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico." The CCAA owns and operates Charleston International Airport and two general aviation airports in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
"Welcoming Silver Airlines to Charleston is a moment to savor," said Daniel Blumenstock ,CHA, Chairman of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "The entire hospitality industry is genuinely excited about new nonstop service from Orlando and Tampa. Florida consistently ranks among the top tier states in terms of visitor inquiries, and these two important regions offered by Silver Airways consistently lead Florida in that category. We believe that our industry will strongly benefit from the new service and we look forward to a great partnership with Silver Airways."
"The announcement by Silver Airways to continue to expand its routes at Orlando International Airport by beginning nonstop service to Charleston as the only nonstop link to South Carolina is exciting. The offerings of the two markets with Charleston regarded as America's most friendly and Orlando the most visited destination is a winning travel combination," says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
"Silver Airways continues to offer our travelers quick, convenient flights to some of the best cities in the Southeast, which now includes the beautiful city of Charleston," said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. "We're confident this new daily nonstop connection will be popular for those wanting see great architecture and shops in South Carolina, as well as those wanting to visit the beaches and attractions of the Tampa Bay area."
To celebrate the new service, Silver Airways is offering introductory fares from $89* (one way, including taxes and fees) through 11:59 pm EST on January 22, 2015, for travel between March 19, 2015 and May 22, 2015. For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit silverairways.com.
As the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, Silver offers more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline.
These new routes not only provide important links between South Carolina to Central Florida, but also a variety of convenient connection opportunities to Silver's popular destinations throughout other key points in the Sunshine State, as well as seven island destinations in the Bahamas. In addition, Silver Airways' connections offer customers the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling with connections to dozens of destinations outside of Florida that are available via the airline's interline ticketing partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United, US Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air and All Nippon Airways.
Members of United's MileagePlus® and JetBlue's TrueBlue customer loyalty programs can also earn frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver's Florida network.
All of Silver's flights are operated with its fleet of 27 highly reliable and fuel-efficient 34-seat Saab 340B Plus turbo-prop aircraft. With the lowest accident rate of any other commercial aircraft, Saab is the safest in the world.
Source: Silver Airways
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 1409h UTC Jan 23, 2015
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown AirlineTM, is breaking the ice by introducing hot fares to cold New Yorkers. The fun-loving airline is launching a promotion that gives Big Apple residents a chance to get out of town and warm up as the temperatures are slated to drop below freezing. Starting at 11 am today, JetBlue will release a limited number of $32 fares on 32 routes.*
For exclusive offers, visit http://bit.ly/JetBlueBreakTheIce now through 4 pm (or while supplies last) to check out all the places you can go to combat the frozen temperatures, like Turks and Caicos, Los Angeles, or Barbados.
Special fares will be available while limited supplies last on one-way JetBlue flights from New York area airports (John F. Kennedy , LaGuardia and Newark) on 32 routes that the airline flies to nonstop from New York. Flights must be booked by 4 pm today for travel on the specified departure and return dates. Fares are only available for flights booked at jetblue.com or 1-800-JETBLUE and are subject to limited availability so are only good while supplies last. Visit http://bit.ly/JetBlueBreakTheIce and get them while they're hot.
"Unfortunately terms like Nor'easters and polar vortex have become common phrases and occurrences for New Yorkers. Temperatures are predicted to drop below freezing levels this week. With so many tall buildings so close together, the wind chill factor can cause temperatures to feel at least 10 degrees colder in some places," said Tom Lloyd, JetBlue's head of meteorology.
Marty St George, Senior Vice President, Commercial stated, "The first few weeks of January have been pretty brutal in New York. With a predicted cold snap slated to impact the North East, New Yorkers really deserve a chance to warm up. We're breaking the ice by offering cool fares to some hot destinations. These $32 fares are perfect for quick getaways, providing just enough time for New Yorkers to thaw out."
As New York's Hometown AirlineTM, JetBlue is always looking for opportunities to surprise and delight customers. Break the Ice provides the perfect excuse for a spontaneous trip to many JetBlue destinations that offer warmer climates such as Barbados; Nassau, Bahamas; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; or Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Source: JetBlue Airways
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 1406h UTC Jan 23, 2015
Johannesburg: South African Airways (SAA) this year celebrates a half-century of direct flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius. The airline presently operates daily flights on the route with a recent 9% increase in frequency resulting in twice daily operations on Thursdays with double flights too on Saturdays and Sundays. The route was one of SAA's first African destinations and has shown sustained growth over the past fifty years.
The airline first introduced flights between Johannesburg and the Indian Ocean Island in 1957 as a refuelling stop on route to Perth with direct end-point flights commencing 8 years later. "Mauritius has remained an important destination for SAA throughout its history," says SAA Acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. "Recent frequency additions on several key African routes, including Mauritius, hold strategic commercial value for the business and forms part of the impetus of the LTTS (Long-Term Turnaround Strategy). Mauritius remains one of the fastest growing economies on the continent with consistent demand-side growth in both business and leisure travel."
Load factors on the route continue to perform positively with growing trade and economic development driving business travel outside of traditional seasonal leisure trips. Mauritius has enjoyed consistent real GDP growth at an aggregate of 5,9% since 1995. "There has been a marked increase in inbound directional travel from the island to Johannesburg, too," says Bezuidenhout, "with Johannesburg serving as hub and entry point into other African, American and European destinations." SAA serves as patron to the South African Chamber of Commerce in Mauritius to further advance is business community engagement.
It all started on 25November 1957 when SAA introduced a fortnightly DC-7B service across the Indian Ocean from Johannesburg to Perth in partnership with Qantas, stopping at Mauritius and the Cocos Islands. This flight took 25 hours and was known as the "Wallaby service". On 7 May 1965, the SAA DC-7B service to Australia via Mauritius was increased to a weekly service. The DC aircraft was retired from the SAA fleet in 1967 and Mauritius became an online station as from 1965.
On 29 March 1967, SAA started operating the B707 to Australia via Mauritius only. The Coco Islands stop was removed and on 17May 1967 the Boeing 707 aircraft set up a new record for the flight between Mauritius and Perth covering 3,740 miles in just 5 hrs 32 minutes.
The Mauritius route is served by the Airbus A320, the latest arrival in the SAA fleet.
Source: South African Airways
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 1404h UTC Jan 23, 2015