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Silver Airways Wants To Be First into Cuba: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 16 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | June 16, 2016

Silver Airways Wants To Be First into Cuba: Airline Pulse News and Notes for June 16 2016

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WOW Air Starts San Francisco Service
Iceland-based WOW Air has started flying from San Francisco to Reykjavik/Keflavik. The five-times-per-week service will be flown by one of the low-cost carrier’s new A330-300s. Flights from Los Angeles to Iceland will begin later this week.

Tiny Silver Airways Wants To Be The First Into Cuba
Silver Airways is planning to be the first airline to fly to Cuba from the US in 50 years. It is selling tickets for a Sept. 1 flight between Fort Lauderdale and Santa Clara, Cuba. Passengers who book by June 30 can get their tickets for $313.

Alaska Could Keep Virgin Brand
Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden has hinted that he might want to keep the Alaska and Virgin brands separate in the future. The two airlines would be run as two different brands under the same airline group. This would allow Virgin to keep its popular image.

Singapore Airlines Launches LAX-Seoul flights with $750RT Fares
Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of flights between LAX and Seoul. Passengers who book by by July 30, for travel after October 23, will qualify for $750 economy class round trip fares.


TAP Portugal’s much-anticipated service between Lisbon and Boston has finally taken off. The airline already flies nonstop to Newark and Miami from Portugal. Flights between Lisbon and JFK will start on July 1. 

Delta subsidiary Delta Private Jets will be adding 4G service to its entire fleet with the help of Gogo. The service will soon be available on all 70 of the planes in the Private Jet fleet. 

Air China has now gotten approval from regulators in both China and the U.S. to start its Shanghai to San Jose, California flights. The three-times-per-week service will start in September. 

Pilots for the airline easyJet have gone on strike in the Netherlands. The employees of the European low cost carrier are protesting long working hours, unfair pensions and sick pay. 


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