United Celebrates 30 Years at Dulles: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 10, 2016
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United Celebrates 30 Years at Dulles
WestJet Launches Transatlantic Flights
Virgin America Starts LAX-Honolulu Flights
United Announces New Snowbird Service from Cleveland to Florida
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Air Canada has added a new service to Florida, launching flights from Toronto to Jacksonville. The flights will operate twice per week, on Saturday and Sunday. The service was actually started two weeks early than planned so that Canadians could use it to get to the Player’s Championship golf tournament, which will be held near Jacksonville this coming weekend.
Two China Eastern pilots have been suspended after an investigation found that pilot error caused damage during an aborted landing of a flight from Chengdu to Kangding. After the failed landing in Kangding, the plane made the 200 mile return trip all the way to Chengdu where it landed safely.
Qatar Airways is selectively canceling some flights because of an aircraft shortage caused by delayed Airbus deliveries. Even with this hiccup, the Gulf carrier continues to add flights. It recently launched service to Adelaide and announced plans to upgrade to 787 Dreamliners for its Doha-Guangzhou flights this summer.
British Airways is now operating daily service between San Jose’s Mineta International and London Heathrow. The service was launched on Wednesday. BA already flies to London from nearby San Francisco International.
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