Entries in Boeing 767-300ER (4)

Thursday
Jun232011

Condor commences long-awaited Frankfurt-Seattle route

Today, the Germany-based airline Condor started a route between Frankfurt and the American city of Seattle, Washington.  The route will be operated with the Boeing 767-300ER.  The Seattle Times reported that the route will be flown twice weekly, on Monday and Thursday.

On Monday, the flight is scheduled to leave Frankfurt-Main Airport (IATA: FRA; ICAO: EDDF) at 3:30 in the afternoon, local time.  It is scheduled to arrive at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA; ICAO: KSEA) 10 hours 50 minutes later, at 5:20 in the afternoon, local time.  The Monday return flight is scheduled to depart Seattle at 7:20 in the evening, local time, and arrive back in Frankfurt at 2:50 in the afternoon the following day, local time.  On Thursday, the schedules for both directions of the route are simply shifted forward in time by a little more than an hour.

Condor's sales and marketing manager for North America, Janet Gorecki-Mackanin, pointed out Condor's partnership with Sea-Tac, Washington-based Alaska Airlines.  She explained that travelers on Condor will now have convenient access to points up and down the American west coast, through Alaska Airlines.  The Port of Seattle, which operates Seattle/Tacoma International, also expressed enthusiasm for the new route.

The business entity that became Condor was founded in 1955, and commenced operations the following year.  Condor's largest hub is at Frankfurt Airport.  Its main offices are in the Frankfurt suburb of Kelsterbach.

In other news, Asiana Airlines subsidiary Air Busan commenced service today, between its hub at Gimhae International Airport (IATA: PUS; ICAO: RKPK) in Busan, South Korea, and Narita International Airport (IATA: NRT; ICAO: RJAA) 35 miles (57 kilometers) east of Tokyo.  This route was originally scheduled to commence two months ago, but was delayed because of the earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Japan.

original stories

No-frills Condor Airlines to begin Seattle-Frankfurt flights (Seattle Times)

Port of Seattle Welcomes Condor Airlines non-stop Service to Frankfurt (Port of Seattle)

Germany's Condor to Launch Seattle-Frankfurt Service in June (www.airlinesanddestinations.com)

Air Busan Confirms Revised Tokyo Start Date (www.routesonline.com)

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Sunday
Jun132010

Air Canada inaugurates non-stop MontrĂ©al-Brussels route

Yesterday, Air Canada began flying between Montréal, Québec, Canada, and Brussels, Belgium non-stop using the Boeing 767-300ER.  The two daily flights, one in each direction, will operate year-round.  According to the intended schedule, the aircraft departing Trudeau International in Montréal (IATA: YUL; ICAO: CYUL) for Brussels National (IATA: BRU; ICAO: EBBR) will have come from Pearson International in Toronto (IATA: YYZ; ICAO: CYYZ) 95 minutes earlier.  This allows air travelers departing from Pearson International, direct (though not non-stop) access to Brussels as well.  The Boeing 767-300ER aircraft operating the flight have 211 seats for passengers, including an Executive First Class section.

The scheduled flights from Toronto, through Montréal, to Brussels, and back, will operate as Air Canada flights 832 and 833 respectively.  Their time slots are as follows.  The Boeing 767-300ER will depart Pearson International at around 5:00 in the afternoon ET, and is scheduled to arrive at Trudeau International at 6:10 in the afternoon ET.  It will leave from Trudeau International at around 7:45 in the evening ET, and arrive at Brussels National at about 8:35 CET the following morning.  For the return route, departure from Brussels is scheduled for 10:45 in the morning, CET, and arrival in Montréal is scheduled for 12:25 ET that same afternoon.  The onward flight to Toronto will depart Trudeau International around 2:00 ET in the afternoon, and arrive at Pearson around 3:15 ET.

At the time of this post, this new route was the only non-stop access to and from Brussels on Air Canada.  Air Canada is Canada’s flag carrier.  The airline was founded in 1936 as Trans-Canada Air Lines.  It acquired Canadian Airlines in 2001.  Air Canada has hubs in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montréal.

related stories

Delta will begin once-daily Seattle-Osaka route today (June 7, 2010)

Swiss International begins Zurich-San Francisco route (June 6, 2010)

Delta will fly between Seattle and Beijing starting Friday (June 1, 2010)

Air Canada begins flights between St. John’s and London (May 28, 2010)

Hawaiian Airlines gets nod from DOT for service to Haneda (May 9, 2010)

Delta now praises DOT for approving non-stop flights to Haneda (May 8, 2010)

original story (Air Canada)

Monday
Jun072010

Delta will begin once-daily Seattle-Osaka route today

Air travelers in Seattle will soon board for Delta Air Lines' new non-stop service to Osaka International Airport in Japan (IATA: ITM; ICAO: RJOO).  Delta plans to operate one non-stop flight daily in each direction, as it continues to promote the Seattle-Tacoma region as its primary west coast gateway to eastern Asia.  Just as with the route between Seattle and Beijing that Delta inaugurated last week, this route will be flown with the Boeing 767-300ER.  The Boeing 767-300ER carries 216 passengers and includes both BusinessElite and economy class seats.

Each day, Delta’s passengers will depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA; ICAO: KSEA) at around 12:45 in the afternoon Pacific time, and arrive in Osaka at around 4:00 in the afternoon the following day Japan time.  At around 6:00 in the afternoon local time, passengers depart Osaka for the return trip, which ends at approximately 12:05 in the afternoon local time in Seattle.  At this time tomorrow, Delta will be the only airline headquartered outside Japan to fly through Osaka.  And it will be the first airline to carry passengers between Osaka and a destination outside Japan, since 1994.  (Despite its name, Osaka International has been an entirely domestic airport since 1994.)

The airline that became Delta Air Lines began flying passengers in 1929.  Delta relocated to Atlanta in 1941.  It became the world’s largest airline by passengers carried when its merger with Northwest Airlines was completed earlier this year.

related stories

Swiss International begins Zurich-San Francisco route (June 6, 2010)

Delta will fly between Seattle and Beijing starting Friday (June 1, 2010)

Air Canada begins flights between St. John’s and London (May 28, 2010)

Hawaiian Airlines gets nod from DOT for service to Haneda (May 9, 2010)

Delta now praises DOT for approving non-stop flights to Haneda (May 8, 2010)

original story (Delta Air Lines)

Tuesday
Jun012010

Delta will fly between Seattle and Beijing starting Friday

Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest airline by passengers carried, recently announced on its website that it will commence non-stop service five times a week between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA; ICAO: KSEA), and Capital International Airport in Beijing, China (IATA: PEK; ICAO: ZBAA), starting Friday.  According to Delta, the addition of this route will help position the Seattle area as a gateway to Asia.  When the first flight departs Seattle, Delta will become the only United States-based carrier to operate the route.  The Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines is the only other carrier to operate the route.

The arrival and departure times for this route in both directions have been recently revised by Delta, in response to time slot changes at Capital International Airport.  They are now as follows.

The first flight along this route will depart June 4, at 9:05 in the evening local time, from Seattle-Tacoma International.  The first Beijing-Seattle flight will depart June 6, at 8:55 in the evening local time.  The westbound flight will arrive in the Chinese capital at 11:40 at night the following day, local time.  The eastbound flight will arrive in Seattle at 5:30 in the morning the same day, local time.  The recent revisions will appear in all ticketing channels, and on www.delta.com, starting May 22. 

Delta Air Line will operate the Seattle-Beijing route with Boeing 767-300ER airplanes, which seat over 200 passengers.  The 767-300ER will include 35 BusinessElite seats.

The airline that became Delta Air Lines began flying passengers in 1929.  Delta relocated to Atlanta in 1941.  It became the world’s largest airline by passengers carried when its merger with Northwest Airlines was completed earlier this year.

related stories

Air Canada begins flights between St. John’s and London (May 28, 2010)

Hawaiian Airlines gets nod from DOT for service to Haneda (May 9, 2010)

Delta now praises DOT for approving non-stop flights to Haneda (May 8, 2010)

original story (Delta Air Lines)