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JetBlue to Launch Long Beach-Reno Service, Increase Frequency on Existing Long Beach Routes

JetBlue to Launch Long Beach-Reno Service, Increase Frequency on Existing Long Beach Routes

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin new service from Long Beach, California to Reno, Nevada on August 15. Additionally, the carrier will increase and adjust service from the Southern California city to destinations in Northern California this year.
Flights to Reno will depart Long Beach Airport at 12:15 p.m. and arrive at Reno-Tahoe International Airport at 1:30 p.m. From Reno, flights are scheduled to depart at 2:15 p.m. and arrive back …

Virgin America Launches San Francisco-Denver Flights

Virgin America Launches San Francisco-Denver Flights

Virgin America announced the start of new service between San Francisco and Denver on Tuesday. The carrier will operate the service three times a day, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart San Francisco International Airport daily at 8:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., as well as at 6 p.m. on every day except Saturday, and arrive at Denver International Airport at 11:45 a.m., 5:15 p.m., and 9:30 p.m., respectively. …

Will the World’s Longest Flight Please Stand Up?

Many airlines are currently vying for the title of offering the “world’s longest flight,” but few if any will come close what was the longest ever commercial route: the now-discontinued Newark-Singapore route operated by Singapore Airlines. The flight covered 9,535 miles (15,345 kilometers) and had a scheduled flight time of 18 hours 50 minutes.
Singapore also held the number two slot, linking Singapore and Los Angeles, California, with an 18-hour 30-minute …

Delta, KLM, Jet Airways to Begin Codeshare

Delta, KLM, Jet Airways to Begin Codeshare

Delta Air Lines announced it entered into a new codeshare agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Jet Airways. The agreement is set to take effect on March 27.
Under the terms of the agreement, Jet Airways will be able to place its code on KLM-operated flights from Amsterdam to 30 destinations across Europe, including major cities such as Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Madrid, Manchester, Prague, Stockholm, Vienna, and Zurich.
The Indian …

United Airlines Begins Regularly Scheduled Flights Powered by Biofuel

United Airlines Begins Regularly Scheduled Flights Powered by Biofuel

United Airlines announced that it has begun operating regularly scheduled flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco using sustainable biofuel. The first flight, a Boeing 737, took off Friday, powered by a blend of petroleum based fuel and sustainable biofuel.
The move marks the first time an American airline is using renewable fuel for regularly scheduled service and the airline hopes to expand the program to other flights departing LAX.
The renewable …

United, Air New Zealand Form Joint-Venture Partnership

United, Air New Zealand Form Joint-Venture Partnership

United Airlines announced plans for a joint revenue-sharing agreement with Air New Zealand.
The two carriers will share revenue on United’s upcoming service between San Francisco and Auckland, which is scheduled to begin on July 1, subject to government approval. The route was announced last fall.
“This joint venture will allow us to work more closely with Air New Zealand to optimize our trans-Pacific schedules and offer more convenient flight choices to …

United to Offer Three-Class Cabin on Premium Transcon Routes in Spring and Summer

United to Offer Three-Class Cabin on Premium Transcon Routes in Spring and Summer

United Airlines will temporarily return to operating an aircraft with a three-class cabin on its p.s. transcontinental routes starting at the end of March.
Beginning March 29, the Chicago-based carrier will offer one flight each day from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports on a Boeing 777-200ER. The aircraft is equipped with eight fully lie-flat seats in Global First, 40 fully lie-flat seats in BusinessFirst, …