India’s Vistara eyes direct US flights
24.11.2020 – 17:17 UTC
Vistara (UK, Delhi Int’l) is evaluating choices for continuous flights between India and america, Chief Industrial Officer Vinod Kannan instructed Reuters.
The airline, a 51/49 three way partnership between TATA Sons and Singapore Airlines Group, has seen a rise in demand for direct flights as passengers attempt to minimise connections to be able to keep away from pointless danger of publicity to COVID-19. Kannan mentioned that he expects the pattern to proceed sooner or later, offering alternatives for continuous providers to new long-haul markets.
As well as, prevailing journey restrictions restrict the variety of airports the place Indian residents can join.
Nevertheless, Kannan added that potential flights to america would require new plane. Whereas Vistara operates two B787-9s and has an additional 4 on agency order from Boeing, these plane are configured for medium-haul providers. Crucially, they lack crew relaxation areas. Kannan mentioned that no determination has been taken but about incremental widebody plane.
The Indian full-service provider presently makes use of the 2 widebodies to function trunk home routes in India, as properly…
California’s Superior Air Charters expands to Mammoth Lakes
24.11.2020 – 13:51 UTC
Superior Air Charters (AN, Hawthorne) has introduced three new seasonal routes from California’s coastal cities to Mammoth Lakes, CA, because it hopes to spice up its enterprise with seasonal winter site visitors.
The airline plans to function 5x weekly from Burbank, and 4x weekly every from Carlsbad, CA and Hawthorne. Providers will begin on December 17, 2020, and proceed by April 2021. Superior Air Charters will use its solely Do328-300, N192TS (msn 3214), for the flights. Sometimes, and topic to demand, the provider may additionally function the routes utilizing a Beech (twin turboprop) King Air 350.
Superior Air Charters is ready to be one in every of two airways serving Mammoth Lakes apart from United Airlines (UA, Chicago O’Hare), which can even begin seasonal flying to town on December 17 from Los Angeles Int’l, Denver Int’l, and San Francisco, CA. All three routes are operated by SkyWest Airlines utilizing CRJ700 regional jets.
In keeping with the ch-aviation schedules module, Superior Air Charters operates EAS routes…
Jackson Gap, Wyoming to shut for runway works in 2Q21
19.11.2020 – 11:47 UTC
Jackson Gap, WY will shut for runway works between April and June 2021, thereby impacting the providers of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Traces, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines.
The airport shall be closed to each airline and normal aviation site visitors, with particular closure dates to be introduced quickly, in accordance with an organization assertion. Whereas the 1,920 x 46-metre runway 01/19 is being reconstructed, two terminal enchancment tasks can even be tackled, together with the remodelling of the safety screening checkpoint and the growth of the restaurant space. Many of the funding for the mission was derived from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the State of Wyoming Division of Aeronautics.
Jackson Gap Airport serves Teton County and Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming and is a significant gateway to well-liked vacationer locations and ski resorts.
In keeping with the ch-aviation schedules module, Alaska Airlines operates from Jackson Gap to San Diego Int’l, San José, CA, and Seattle Tacoma Int’l. American, United, and Delta service Jackson Gap…
Mesa Air Group attracts one other $152mn from loan facility
19.11.2020 – 10:27 UTC
Mesa Air Group has accomplished a second withdrawal, this time for USD152 million, from its beforehand disclosed five-year loan and assure settlement with america Treasury beneath the Coronavirus Air, Aid, and Financial Safety (CARES) Act, it revealed in an announcement on November 16.
The loan settlement, initiated on October 30, supplied a secured time period facility to the guardian of US regional provider Mesa Airlines (YV, Phoenix Sky Harbor) of as much as USD200 million. The group instantly borrowed USD43 million beneath the ability. It then had till December 15 to find out if it will draw down on the remaining USD157 million.
The funds may be used for normal company functions and working bills, to the extent permitted by the CARES Act.
“Our people have been working very hard to ensure Mesa and its employees are prepared to weather this storm,” mentioned Jonathan Ornstein, chairman and chief govt. “These additional funds will substantially benefit our airline and the communities we serve as we continue to navigate the obstacles created by the pandemic.”