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Juneyao Air Officially Announces Plans to Launch Dublin and Reykjavik Flights

Juneyao Air Officially Announces Plans to Launch Dublin and Reykjavik Flights

While the rumors have been around for a while,  Juneyao Air officially announced yesterday, November 27, 2019, that it will be launching direct flights to the Irish capital Dublin and the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. With that, the airline is ready to start three new European routes next March – the two newly announced ones and …

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Hawaiian Air Resumes Honolulu - Fukuoka Service After 5 Years of Absence

Hawaiian Air Resumes Honolulu – Fukuoka Service After 5 Years of Absence

On November 26, 2019, Hawaiian Airlines operated its first scheduled flight from Honolulu to Fukuoka in over five years, marking the resumption of services between the two cities. The flight arrived in the city on the island of Kyushu today, November 27, 2019, and subsequently departed back to Hawaii. HA827/828: Honolulu – Fukuoka and Back …

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South Korea Signs Open-Skies Agreements with Singapore and Brunei

South Korea Signs Open-Skies Agreements with Singapore and Brunei

Over the last couple of days, the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced that the country has signed open-skies agreements allowing unlimited scheduled flights to and from Singapore and Brunei. With that, South Korea now has such agreements with nine out of the ten ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries. …

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JAL Unveils "20th ARASHI THANKS JET," a New Special Livery on Worn by an A350

JAL Unveils “20th ARASHI THANKS JET,” a New Special Livery on Worn by an A350

Today, JAL unveiled a new special livery, titled “20th ARASHI THANKS JET” and worn by one of the airline’s new Airbus A350s. The aircraft will operate its first revenue flight tomorrow, November 25, 2019, and will be seen on flights from Tokyo to Fukuoka, Sapporo, and Okinawa from then on. JAL “20th ARASHI THANKS JET” …

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AirAsia's First Airbus A321neo Enters into Service

AirAsia’s First Airbus A321neo Enters into Service

With over 300 Airbus A321neos on order, AirAsia group is set to become the largest operator of the type in the world once the deliveries are completed. While still far from getting there, earlier this week, AirAsia took delivery of its first airframe of the type. The new aircraft entered into service today, November 23, …

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Jetstar Japan Granted a "Designated Domestic Air Carrier," Can Re-Certify Captains

Jetstar Japan Granted a “Designated Domestic Air Carrier,” Can Re-Certify Captains

Earlier today, Jetstar Japan announced that it has been granted the status of a “Designated Domestic Air Carrier” by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT). That will allow the airline to – in some situations – certify pilots in command (i.e. captains) without having to involve MLIT inspectors. Jetstar Japan Becomes …

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Juneyao Air to Launch Shanghai to Manchester Flights (via Helsinki) in March 2020

Juneyao Air to Launch Shanghai to Manchester Flights (via Helsinki) in March 2020

Juneyao Air, a Chinese airline based in Shanghai, will start serving Manchester from next spring as part of its European expansion. Rather than serving the British city non-stop, it will extend some of its existing flights from Shanghai to Helsinki. Juneyao Air to Serve Manchester via Helsinki While Juneyao Air has plans to fly to …

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Emirates Converts 30 Boeing 777X Orders Into 787-9s to Complement Recently Ordered A350-900s

Emirates Converts 30 Boeing 777X Orders Into 787-9s to Complement Recently Ordered A350-900s

On November 18, 2019, I wrote about Emirates firming up an order of 50 Airbus A350-900 aircraft at Dubai Airshow. Today, the airline made another important announcement regarding its fleet expansion and renewal plans – it converted 30 of the Boeing 777Xs it had on order into the smaller 787-9s. Emirates Firms Up an Order …

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Finnair to Operate Helsinki - Sapporo Year-Round and Expand Other Routes to Japan Too

Finnair to Operate Helsinki – Sapporo Year-Round and Expand Other Routes to Japan Too

At the beginning of 2019, Finnair announced that it would be expanding its network of routes to Japan by adding a seasonal flight from Helsinki to Sapporo. Before the first flight even took off, the airline has decided to change the plan and turn Sapporo into a year-round destination. AY65/66: Helsinki – Sapporo and Back …

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