On 14 April, Toronto Pearson Airport greeted Aer Lingus’ inaugural flight from Dublin with a cake and a special ceremony in the terminal. The Irish flag carrier that last operated scheduled flights to Canada in 1979, will serve the new airport pair daily, utilising leased 757-200s. See below a full video-coverage of the departure from Dublin.
On 22 April, Thai AirAsia X – Thailand’s first low-cost long-haul airline – officially launched with the announcement of direct flights from Bangkok Don Mueang to Seoul Incheon starting 17 June, which will be operated daily. Celebrating the achievement are (left to right): Chaturongkapon Sodmanee, General Manager, Don Mueang; Makin Petplai, President, Airports of Thailand; Nadda Buranasiri, CEO, Thai AirAsia X; Pongsathorn Kessasamli, Deputy Governor for International Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand; and Vilaiwan Nadvilai, SEVP Business Development and Marketing, Airports of Thailand.
On 15 April, the legendary FIFA World Cup trophy touched down at Miami Airport, marking one of the final stops on the 90-nation tour before it flies south to its final destination, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Miami will serve a total of 15 destinations in Brazil, including 10 of the 12 World Cup host cities. The arrival was greeted by (left to right): Emilio González, Miami-Dade Aviation Director and Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Mayor.