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AA and BA Add Codeshare Flights to India

AA and BA Add Codeshare Flights to India

American Airlines and British Airways announced plans to offer American Airlines passengers codeshare flights to India.  The two airlines have received approval from the Indian government to offer flights from London’s Heathrow Airport to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai
The flights are scheduled to start on March 29 and tickets may be purchased today.
Both airlines are members of the oneworld alliance and members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program will …

Turkish Airlines Increases New York, Los Angeles, and DC Flights

Turkish Airlines Increases New York, Los Angeles, and DC Flights

Turkish Airlines announced an expansion of its transatlantic flights to and from the United States.
Starting on March 26, the airline will increase its non-stop service from Los Angeles International Airport to its hub, Istanbul Atatürk Airport to daily flights.  In addition, the airline will almost double its weekly flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from 11 to 21 during the peak summer season and will expand its …

South African Airways to Add Cotonou, Benin Flight

South African Airways to Add Cotonou, Benin Flight

South African Airways will extend its new route between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Pointe Noire in the Congo, to also include twice daily service from Pointe Noire to Cotonou in Benin, starting May 17, 2012.
The flights will be operated with an Airbus A319 aircraft and are now available for reservation. Cotonou is Benin’s largest city and its economic capital.
As South African Airways continues focusing on the growth of its African …

Virgin America to Launch New Portland Service, Offers Deals, Contest

Virgin America to Launch New Portland Service, Offers Deals, Contest

Virgin America has announced that, starting June 5,  it will begin daily service to Portland International Airport with two-non-stops daily flights from Los Angeles International Airport and one non-stop daily from San Francisco International Airport.  Portland will be Virgin America’s eighteenth destination.
The airline is introducing the new routes with a fare sale.  Prices start at $99 for PDX-SFO or PDX-LAX.  Tickets are now available for purchase at www.virginamerica.com.
Virgin America is …

United Launches Nonstop Reagan National to San Francisco Service

United Launches Nonstop Reagan National to San Francisco Service

United Airlines announced it will begin service between Washington, D.C.’s Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) starting on May 15.
United will operate Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 124 seats, 12 in first class and 112 in the main cabin.  The westbound flight will depart DCA at 8 a.m., arriving in San Francisco shortly after 11 a.m., local time  The eastbound flight departs SFO at 1 p.m., …

Emirates Begins Direct Flights Between Dubai And Seattle-Tacoma

Emirates Begins Direct Flights Between Dubai And Seattle-Tacoma

Emirates Airline has begun the first direct flights between the Middle East and the Pacific Northwest, with service from Dubai to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Seattle is Emirates’ sixth U.S. gateway in the country, in addition to New York (JFK), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Emirates will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for this route.  It recently ordered 50 of them and the airline is the world’s largest 777 operator.
“Emirates …

American To Begin Nonstop Service Between DCA and LAX

American To Begin Nonstop Service Between DCA and LAX

American Airlines will begin nonstop service between Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 14, 2012.
The route will be operated using Boeing 757 aircraft, which feature 22 first-class seats and 166 in coach. American is currently upgrading its 757s to include new seats, interiors, and LCD monitors.
“The new flight between Washington Reagan and Los Angeles is made possible because of the Federal Aviation Administration …