Should be available soon, see here.
“Overall the plane is shaping up nicely and starts to feel more and more complete. We anticipate to be able to start into some real beta testing soon.
Of course we’ll let you know when this milestone has been achieved. Keep in mind that we still have to do the cosmetic finetuning, so when looking at the screenshots you will probably spot some items being slightly out of position here and there.”
|15-Sep-16||China Eastern Airlines||Xi’an||XIY||Bangkok Suvarnabhumi||BKK||A320|
Air France announced it will begin scheduled commercial 787-9 operations on January 9, 2017 with Paris CDG-Cairo Int’l, Egypt the type’s maiden route.
Prior to its entry into regular service, Air France says it will four special welcome flights on January 7 and 8 from Paris to Paris, lasting 2 hours 30 minutes. Tickets for the flights will go on sale in early December. Air France-KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has nineteen B787-9s and six B787-10s on order from Boeing with an additional twelve B787s to be leased from AerCap.
Air France’s first B787-9 (msn 38769) will feature 225 seats in Economy, 21 in Premium Economy and 30 in Business Class.
|7-Sep-16||American Airlines||Los Angeles, CA||LAX||Hong Kong||HKG||B773|
|9-Sep-16||American Airlines||Miami, FL||MIA||Camaguey||CMW||A319|
|7-Sep-16||American Airlines||Miami, FL||MIA||Cienfuegos||CFG||A319|
|7-Sep-16||American Airlines||Miami, FL||MIA||Holguin||HOG||B738|
|9-Sep-16||American Airlines||Miami, FL||MIA||Santa Clara||SNU||B738|
|11-Sep-16||American Airlines||Miami, FL||MIA||Varadero||VRA||A319|
|6-Sep-16||Frontier Airlines||Las Vegas, NV||LAS||Nashville, TN||BNA||A319|
|6-Sep-16||Frontier Airlines||Las Vegas, NV||LAS||Tampa, FL||TPA||A319|
|8-Sep-16||LATAM Airlines||Santiago||SCL||San Juan||UAQ||A320|
|7-Sep-16||United Airlines||Chicago O’Hare, IL||ORD||Chattanooga, TN||CHA||E145|
|7-Sep-16||United Airlines||New York Newark, NJ||EWR||Chattanooga, TN||CHA||E145|
|7-Sep-16||United Airlines||New York Newark, NJ||EWR||Fort Wayne, IN||FWA||E145|
|7-Sep-16||United Airlines||San Francisco, CA||SFO||Omaha, NE||OMA||E175|
JetBlue announced plans to grow its Boston focus city presence by more than 40 percent, taking to 200 the number of peak day departures, and adding its 63rd destination with five daily flights to Atlanta.
Flights between Boston and Atlanta will begin March 30, 2017 will be operated by Airbus A320-200s, and compete head-to-head with Delta Air Lines and Southwest on the route.
“Boston travelers have spoken, and we are listening by adding Atlanta to our route map and expanding our operation to 200 peak day departures,” Marty St. George, JetBlue’s commercial and planning, chief, says in a statement. “After decades of being underserved by high-fare legacy carriers, Boston has an airline that is committed to offering the best service and most nonstop destinations of any other airline.”
Currently JetBlue dominates the Boston market with roughly 30% of the market share. Last year, the carrier carrier 8,1 million passengers through Logan International Airport.
“We are excited to welcome JetBlue to Atlanta,” interim airport general manager Roosevelt Council, Jr. said. “This newest addition to our list of carriers will provide additional choice for our passengers and further increase competition at the world’s most traveled airport.”
JetBlue also intends to add service between Atlanta and its focus cities of Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, New York JFK, and Orlando.
With relatively little public fanfare, Southwest Airlines retired the last of its Boeing 737-500 fleet on Monday, September 5th, completing the accelerated retirement of the remaining -500 series aircraft as part of its fleet modernization program.
The Dallas-based carrier was the launch customer for the 737-500, with an initial order of twenty planes in 1987. The most important part of what is now known as the 737 “Classic” series (300/400/500) was its more fuel-efficient CFM-56-3 engines.
In particular, the -500 benefitted from increased thrust, fuel capacity, takeoff weight and range over the aging 737-200 series it was replacing.
In a story on Southwest’s blog Monday, Corporate Historian Richard West shared that Southwest chose the -500 because of its ability to fly longer range flights to places with less demand for capacity. However, shortly after Southwest began implementing the 737-500 into its fleet in 1990, the airline had outgrown its “Southwest” territory and longer flights grew in demand, as did additional seating capacity.
The final Southwest revenue flight of a 737-500 was WN337 from El Paso, TX to Dallas Love Field, which landed at 22:48 Herb (Central) Time. The aircraft, N525SW (MSN 26567 • LN 2283) entered the fleet on May 27, 1992, and completed 68,314 flights, according to Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins.
Southwest will continue to retire its aging 737-300s as well. With a vague date of “fall, 2017” the remaining -300s are scheduled to be gone by the time the 737 MAX enters the fleet.