Archive for September, 2013

AirAsia adds more frequent Intra-Easy Malaysia flights

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Given increased demand, AirAsia has increased the frequency for flights between Kota Kinabalu and Johor Bahru, Kuching and Bintulu, and Kota Kinabalu and Taiwau.

Flights between Kuching and Bintulu have doubled from one to two a day, while those flights between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau have gone from 17 per week to 25 per week. Connecting flights from Kota Kinabalue to Johor Bahru have increased from one to three flights per day.

The additional flights will begin on November 15 and are available for booking now. Fares start at RM69 one way. Travelers may book online at the website or use mobile apps.

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Three airlines cancel flights out of Hong Kong due to Usagi

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Three airlines: Tiger Airways Philippines, Cathay Pacific, and Philippines Airlines have cancelled Monday’s Manila-to-Hong Kong flights because of the bad weather brought by Super Typhoon Usagi.

Cathay Pacific and PAL have waived rebooking fees. Tigerair passengers must call the hotline or go online to find out more information. Cathay Pacific/Dragonair travelers may rebook for any flights for travel between September 22 and 24 that were issued on or before September 21.

PAL has so far canceled three flights between Hong Kong and Manila. Tigerair/SEAIR has so far canceled two flights for September 23 between Hong Kong and Clark.

Super Typhoon, called Odette locally, is the most powerful storm of the year so far.

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Emirates Airlines to launch flights to Boston

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Emirates is planning to start flights to Boston starting on March 10 of 2014. This means that the airline will have a total of nine routes into North America, with eight of those being to the United States. Emirates is based in Dubai and will have 12 routes into the wider Americas.

CEO and chairman of Emirates Airline & Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said that the Boston service will provide an “exciting gateway into the north-eastern United States.” Airline officials feel it’s the right time to increase operations in the U.S. working with tourism and trade to and from the entire New England region in general and to Massachusetts in particular.

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Calgary police ask for tips

Monday, September 16th, 2013

On Tuesday night, someone pointed a laser at two different incoming commercial flights at the Calgary International Airport. Police are investigating and are asking for the public’s help. A blue laser was used, and came from somewhere in the community of Whitehorn at around 9 p.m.

There are two reasons why this scenario can be dangerous: first of all, landing a plane takes a lot of attention and a laser can cause a distraction or temporary blindness, causing a crash. Second, the laser can cause retina damage when shone directly into someone’s eyes.

The laser was blue, which is rare.

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All flights and maritime activities suspended in Zambo

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Due to the ongoing crises in Zamboanga City, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has extended the prohibition on commercial flights going into and out of the city until Thursday night.

All flights were suspended on September 9 after Moro National Liberation front members infiltrated the city. The airport is just over three kilometers from the area of the conflict but bullets did reach the runway, at which time operations were suspended for safety.

The Philippine Coast Guard has said that all maritime activity in the city is also suspended until the conflict is resolved. All passenger ships are under prohibition from sailing near Zamboanga City but cargo vessels are allowed into and out of the city.

All public and private classes are suspended due to the conflict.

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Etihad Launches Flying Nanny Program

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Etihad Airways has launched their new Flying Nanny program.  This new program will bring childcare help to families that are taking long-haul flights with young children.  Trained nannies will be a part of the flight crew and will provide support for unaccompanied minors who are flying, as well as for families.

Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways’ vice president of Guest Services, said the Flying Nannies with work with the parents, offering their experience and knowledge to make the flight easier.  The nannies’ job will include ensuring children are served their meals early and that they have plenty of activities to help keep them occupied during the flight.  So far, about 300 Etihad cabin crew members have been trained as nannies and another 60 will be trained in September.  By the end of the year, the airline will have 500 Flying Nannies working on their flights.

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Flights to Myrtle Beach Being Cut

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

With fall approaching, airlines are beginning to cut back on flights to Myrtle Beach, something most airlines do each year.  Allegiant Air has already ended their service between Fort Wayne and Myrtle Beach and their service between Myrtle Beach and Allentown, Huntington, and Youngstown will end on September 18.  Allegiant service on these routes will resume in April.

Spirit Airlines is responsible for carrying half the passengers that go to Myrtle Beach each summer.  They will end their flights from Myrtle Beach to Charleston, Dallas, and Pittsburgh this coming Tuesday.  They will end their service to Baltimore-Washington, Detroit, Chicago, Niagara Falls, Latrobe-Pittsburgh, New York, and Philadelphia in November.  Spirit only operates year-round service to Atlantic City, LaGuardia in New York, New Jersey, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale.

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