Southwest Adds Non-stop Love to San Francisco and Oakland –
Southwest Airlines has added two additional destinations to the carrier’s schedule with new
China Southern service, operating aboard the airline’s new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, started at the beginning of August. The 777-300ER features four classes of service; First, Business, Economy and China Southern’s new Premium Economy Class.
Etihad Airways continues the expansion of its US network with the addition of daily service to San Francisco International Airport (AUH) will operate aboard a three-class Boeing 777-300ER.
Angeles LAX, Chicago O’Hare and Washington, DC’s, Dulles International Airport (IAD). Beginning in December, the carrier will add a sixth gateway with service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
American Airlines is making changes to its international winter schedule to add new services and adjust
The JFK to VCP service will operate three times per week beginning Dec. 1, and the
American will also continue to serve Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) from its hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth, JFK and Los Angeles. US Airways service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to GRU will be discontinued beginning Oct.1.
Austrian Airlines has launched a new route between Vienna and Newark Liberty International Airport. The new service complements the airline’s established daily route from Vienna to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Air Canada has inaugurated the only non-stop year-round service between Toronto and Tokyo-Haneda Airport. The new from Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, and operates aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner,
beginning Dec. 17. With the launch of the three-times weekly, year-round service, Air Canada will be the only Canadian network carrier operating between Canada and Panama.
And a new seasonal non-stop service operated by Air Canada rouge will commence Dec. 18 between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in California. The seasonal service will operate three times weekly on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, until April 12, 2015. the new airport will have four runways and will handle up to 45 million passengers annually. Future plans call for an additional two runways, a total of six in all, and capacity of up to 72 million.
Latest reports have demolition work at Daxing commencing sometime in the second half of this year. Lots of decisions remain up in the air. For one thing, the new airport has yet to be officially named; Daxing is the name of the district where it’s located, and thus has become the de facto and familiar moniker.
But a more salient question is: How many carriers will actually move to Daxing as opposed to staying at Capital? Sited in a district 29 miles south of Tiananmen Square, the new field is some 15 miles farther distant from the heart of Beijing. That fact alone is likely to keep Beijing Capital Airport as a more convenient favorite for O&D (origin and destination) business travelers headed to the Chinese capital itself.
Rounding out China’s Big Three is Guangzhou Baiyun International, in terms of aircraft movements the second busiest aerodrome in the country. CAN is the code here, reminiscent of the days when the sprawling city it serves was called Canton.