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Archive for August 2010

Boeing Sets 787 First Delivery Date for Mid-First Quarter 2011

EVERETT, Wash. /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Boeing (NYSE: BA) Company announced August 27, 2010 that it now expects delivery of the first 787 in the middle of the first quarter 2011. The delivery date revision follows an assessment of the availability of an engine needed for the final phases of flight test this fall. While Boeing…

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Vietnam Airlines and Boeing Team to Enhance 777 Passenger Experience

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Vietnam Airlines have teamed on a key initiative to upgrade the level of comfort for Vietnam Airlines’ passengers, unveiling the carrier’s latest cabin interior modernization on four of the airline’s 777-200ERs. Vietnam Airlines will improve its passenger service with an increased focus on the overall passenger experience and…

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Vacation Over Back To Business

Obviously a great week to take as a vacation last week aside from that a few milestones took place late last week. One being Boeing announcement of Boeing 787 and the other being a major merger accepted. We all take different flights from outbound to inbound of our home. This trip was no different except one…

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Going Once, Going Twice: JetBlue Airways Auctions Last Remaining Purchasable All You Can Jet(TM) Passes on eBay to Benefit the American Cancer Society

Bidding now open on eBay for one pair of AYCJ-7, one pair of AYCJ-5 and a single AYCJ-7 pass through Thursday, Aug. 26 at www.ebay.com/aycj – NEW YORK, Aug 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Attention all Jetters! JetBlue Airways’ (Nasdaq: JBLU) All You Can Jet passes (#AYCJ) for unlimited travel Sept. 7 through Oct.…

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Al Jaber Aviation takes delivery of 1st Airbus aircraft

Al Jaber Aviation (AJA) has become the first Middle East customer to offer an Airbus aircraft for VVIP charter flights, following the delivery of its first A318 Elite. It has a further three A318 Elites and two Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs) on order, which will make it the largest operator of Airbus corporate jets in…

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AEROGAL becomes newest Airbus operator in Latin America

AEROGAL, Ecuador’s leading airline, has unveiled their new Airbus A320-200 at a ceremony in Quito, Ecuador. The new Airbus aircraft, the first of three to be delivered in 2010, marks the start of AEROGAL’s fleet renewal program. The aircraft seats 150 passengers in a comfortable two-class configuration and will be operated on domestic and international…

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Tibet Airlines will launch its operations with the A319

Lhasa-based Tibet Airlines has chosen the Airbus A319 to build up its fleet and is set to become Airbus’ newest customer in China. The airline, which obtained the approval of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in March 2010, has signed a commitment to acquire three A319s. The aircraft will be able to accommodate…

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Southwest Airlines Celebrated One Year at Boston Logan

Carrier Marked A Year of Phenomenal Growth at Logan with Daylong Celebration at its Gates in Terminal E On August 16, 2009, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) started its Boston Logan (BOS) service with ten daily nonstop flights to two destinations, Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington International. The carrier celebrates its first successful year at BOS–a year…

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JetBlue Airways' All You Can Jet(TM) (#AYCJ(TM)) Pass is Back!

— Get the classic #AYCJ-7 Pass with no day-of-week restrictions for only $699 or grab the new #AYCJ-5, excluding Friday and Sunday travel, for just $499 (a) —- Purchase online only at www.jetblue.com/aycj through Aug. 20* —- Unlimited travel between Sept. 7 and Oct. 6, 2010 (a)   –NEW YORK, Aug 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via…

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Aires Flight 8250 Breaks In Three

August 16 was not a good day for Airliner Aires based in El Dorado, Colombia. Flight 8250 has varied reports as to how many passengers on board. Among them it’s reported that one was killed and several reports are varied as to how many injured. On board it’s estimated 114 or 125 might have been…

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