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JetBlue launches daily flights between NewYork and Paris

JetBlue launches new flights between NewYork and Paris

JetBlue stated that it has increased its footprint in the transatlantic market to continental Europe with new, nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) beginning today. The largest market that JetBlue does not previously serve from New York is Paris, which is also one of the most popular travel destinations among its customers.

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JetBlue plays a unique role in disrupting high-fare legacy carriers that have dominated transatlantic routes for decades with daily flights connecting New York to Paris, the lucrative routes between the U.S. and London, and service to Amsterdam coming later this summer. JetBlue also intends to start running flights between Boston and Paris in 2024.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Paris (CDG)

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Daily service starting June 29, 2023 (Eastbound) & June 30 (Westbound)
*all times local
JFK – CDG Flight #1407CDG – JFK Flight #1408
5:09 p.m. – 6:55 a.m. (+1)8:55 a.m. – 11:51 a.m.

JetBlue’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft will fly daily flights with 24 newly designed Mint Suite® seats, 114 core seats, and a modern, roomy Airspace cabin. The A321 will enable JetBlue to effectively disrupt the market with its award-winning service and affordable fares on flights between the U.S. and Paris. It offers the range of a wide body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft.

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Seats are currently on sale with low rates for U.S.-originating passengers starting at $499 roundtrip for the airline’s award-winning core experience and at $2,499 for JetBlue’s premium Mint experience to commemorate the start of new service to Paris. Travelers from France may take advantage of special roundtrip introductory prices starting at €399 ($449) for core and €1,599 ($1,799) for Mint on jetblue.com.

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IndiGo beats Southwest Airlines to Become world’s largest airline by market cap

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India’s aviation giant, IndiGo, has soared to new heights, surpassing the renowned US-based Southwest Airlines to claim the title of the world’s third most valuable airline, as per Bloomberg data released on Wednesday.

The surge in IndiGo’s market capitalization, fueled by a remarkable 4.73% jump in its share price to Rs 3,806, catapulted its market value to $17.605 billion, edging past Southwest’s $17.333 billion market cap.

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IndiGo’s strategic plans for expansion further solidify its position in the global aviation landscape. With intentions to add 10 new destinations to its network in the fiscal year 2025, the airline anticipates a substantial increase in capacity and passenger growth, aiming for a gross addition of over one aircraft per week during the same period.

Such ambitious endeavors, coupled with a burgeoning demand for travel attributed to tourism and a stable oil price environment, have contributed to the surge in IndiGo’s stock prices. Analysts at InterGlobe Securities attribute indigo partners airlines upward trajectory to several factors, including the operational challenges faced by competitor Vistara and the burgeoning appetite for travel among Indian households.

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The rise in income has elevated air travel to a lifestyle staple, with leisure holidays becoming increasingly prevalent. indigo partners As the holiday season approaches, airports across the nation are bracing for heightened activity, promising sustained momentum for IndiGo in the months ahead.

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Air India Cabin Crew Voices Fabric Issues in new uniforms

Air India Cabin Crew Voices Fabric Issues in new uniforms

Air India’s much-anticipated cabin crew uniforms, designed by renowned fashion icon Manish Malhotra and unveiled with ceremony last December, have encountered a setback.

The airline’s cabin crew, who initially donned the stylish attire on the carrier’s A350 aircraft, have voiced grievances regarding the quality of the fabric. Reports suggest that concerns have arisen over issues such as fast-fading colors, casting a shadow over the otherwise celebrated launch of the new uniforms.

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Despite the initial excitement surrounding their debut, the practicality and durability of the fabric have come under scrutiny. In response to the feedback received from its cabin crew members, Air India is poised to address the fabric-related issues promptly. Sources indicate that the airline is gearing up to commence production for all cabin crew uniforms, ensuring that the concerns raised are duly taken into account.

An Air India spokesperson in a statement to PTI, confirming the forthcoming measures, stated that the production program for over 8,000 cabin crew members will kick off within a week’s time. The spokesperson reassured that steps are being taken to rectify the fabric issues and ensure that the new uniforms meet the expected standards of quality and durability.

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The new uniform will subsequently be distributed to the crew, aligned with the transition of Air India’s flagship A350 to long-haul international service in the coming months,” the spokesperson added.

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British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy opens for new applications

British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy opens for new applications

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the airline will start the application window for its fully financed Speedbird Pilot Academy cadet programme, which will run for second year. 

This comes after an extraordinary response to its first year intake, where more than 20,000 applications were received for just 100 places. Aiming to level the playing field and remove the previously prohibitive cost barrier of individuals having to pay for their own training, the Speedbird Pilot Academy initiative is part of the airline’s £7 billion investment across the business.

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Simon Cheadle, Director of Flight Operations at British Airways, stated: “We’re quite proud to be able to give more people access to a career in aviation through this programme.”

“We are glad to provide this opportunity to many talented individuals who simply need a little assistance to fulfil their dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot. We know this from the tremendous response and high calibre of applications we had in the first year of Speedbird Pilot Academy.

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“Our investment in this programme will help to ensure our future generation of pilots for years to come. We want to continue attracting the best flying talent.” Candidates will be able to apply for up to 100 places on the programme – that will see the approximate £100,000 cost of their training covered entirely by the airline – through the British Airways careers site from April 16, 2024.

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