03 Oct 2022
North American Aviation Newsletter 3 October
AerCap receives the 100th 737-800BCF from Boeing
The milestone delivery of the 100th 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to AerCap, the largest lessor in the world, was announced by Boeing and AerCap. The first 737-800BCF conversion line, located at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co. Ltd. (BSAS), converted its 100th 737-800BCF. Boeing Vice President Commercial Modifications, Engineering & Specialty Products business Kate Schaefer stated, “We are honoured to celebrate this milestone with AerCap Cargo, a customer that has been an integral part of the 737-800BCF program's success since program launch.”
Cleveland connected to Aer Lingus Dublin Hub from Summer 2023
For the summer of 2023, Aer Lingus will launch a new transatlantic route that sees the airline provide its first direct service from Dublin to Cleveland, Ohio. This will be Aer Lingus' 15th transatlantic route from Ireland, beginning on May 19, 2023, and flying four times per week utilizing Airbus A321LR aircraft. It will also be the only direct European service from Cleveland, opening up 20 connections to Europe and the UK through its Dublin Hub. Aer Lingus Chief Strategy & Planning Officer Reid Moody stated “This is a significant announcement for Aer Lingus as we deliver on our ambition to grow our transatlantic network. The commencement of a new route, accompanied with further network connectivity, is an exciting milestone for the airline during a critical time of recovery for our business. The new service to Cleveland not only provides a direct connection to Ireland but connections to over 20 popular European destinations via our Dublin Hub.”
Flair Airlines will boost capacity by 50% for Ssummer 2023 schedule
As part of the summer 2023 timetable, Flair Airlines has expanded frequencies throughout its network. The initial timetable announcement saw a 35% increase in seats available for purchase; additional new routes will be released in the coming months, resulting in a 50% increase for the summer. Due to the upcoming entry into service of seven new aircraft, the new timetable demonstrates Flair's growth ambition. Flair Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Garth Lund stated “We’re looking ahead to another busy summer next year and we’ve increased our capacity significantly to keep up with increased demand. Welcoming an additional seven aircraft into our fleet allows us to increase frequencies on our most travelled routes, giving passengers more options. As we expand our fleet, we’re also thrilled to expand our team across the country as Canada’s largest low-fare airline.”
Lynx Air Announces Significant US Expansion
With the addition of Orlando, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas to its network, Lynx Air announced significant growth into the United States. The airline will operate 5,292 weekly tickets out of its bases in Calgary and Toronto. Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx, said, "We know Canadians prefer to travel south in pursuit of better weather as winter approaches. We are happy to provide a very reasonable choice to four of the most well-liked sun locations in the country.
Two aircraft have been delivered to Southern Airways Express by Jetstream Aviation Capital
The delivery of one Saab 340B and one Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to Southern Airways Express of Palm Beach, Florida, on September 28, 2022, was announced by Jetstream Aviation Capital. Both the Saab 340, serial number 340B-334, and the PC-12, serial number 157, are part of an ongoing multi-aircraft agreement between Jetstream and Southern. They are each the second aircraft of their respective kinds to be delivered to Southern. The Pilatus will fly on routes in the airline's continental United States, while the Saab will fly on routes in its Hawaiian Islands network.
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