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Archive for September 13th, 2007

13
Sep

Dragonair introduce Kathmandu service

Dragonair will offer 4 weekly Hong Kong – Kathmandu service from 02DEC07. For the first time the carrier will offer scheduled flight. It has been operating as charter since 1989.

KA100/CX6704 HKG1855 – 2205KTM 320 x246
KA101/CX6705 KTM2255 – 0535+1HKG 320 x246

13
Sep

US-Japan new bilateral deals

US and Japan has signed new bilateral deal which includes new amendments since last was signed in 1998:

*UPS allowed to provide service to Nagoya Chubu, 6 flights a week, with permission to extend flights to 2 other destinations

*Polar Air Cargo allowed to provide service to Osaka Kansai and Nagoya Chubu, 6 weekly flights, plus 2 other destinations beyond

*Expansion of charter flights:
800 over all one-way flights will be eased to unlimited
To/From Tokyo will increase for 300 one-way flight to 400 in 2008, 500 from 2009

*Existing carriers – JAL, ANA, NCA, nwa, UNITED, FedEx – will be allowed to determine number of flights and frequencies on their own without limitation. This will gradually covers UPS and Polar Air Cargo at a later date

13
Sep

China Eastern on the Seoul – Bangkok route

China Eastern has launched Shanghai – Bangkok, but this time, via Seoul, since 19JUL07.

MU5059 PVG1730 – 2015ICN2115 – 0050+1BKK 333 D
MU5060 BKK0150 – 0835ICN1535 – 1610PVG 333 D

The airline also operates 2 Daily Shanghai – Bangkok with A321 and 340 in Summer, and 320/332 in 2007/08 Winter.

13
Sep

nwa/Midwest to enter codeshare deal

nwa NORTHWEST AIRLINES and Midwest Airlines will begin codesharing from 17NOV07, both carriers announced today. The codeshare will involved in 250 citypairs, more than 1000 new flight options.
13
Sep

Saudi Arabia’s Domestic Routes shake up

Saudi Arabian Airlines is planning to cut domestic operation by 50% from the beginning of Winter 2007/08 Schedule, according to report.

The cut paves the way to allow two new private carriers, SAMA and NAS, to operate flights on the new routes.

Furthermore, the airline will also drop 14 routes from the beginning of 2008 Winter schedules:
Dammam-Hail
Dammam-Bisha
Dammam-Riyadh
Abha-Taif
Abha-Jizan
Abha-Sharourah
Riyadh-Hail
Riyadh-Hofouf
Riyadh-Qassim
Riyadh-Refha
Riyadh-Qaisuma
Riyadh-Wajh
Riyadh-Dawadmi
Riyadh-Wadi Al-Dawasser

NAS, known as National Air Service, will operate flights from Riyadh to:
Qassim
Hail
Hofouf
Refha
Wajh
Qaisuma
Dawadmi

Internal flights between Abha, Taif, Jizan and Sharourah will also be operated.

Sama will have flights from Dammam to:
Hail
Bisha
Riyadh

13
Sep

IBERIA 2007/2008 Winter EU/Int’l operations

The following is the list of IBERIA’s planned 2007/08 Winter operation. Domestic services are excluded. Data as of 13SEP07 and is subject to change.

IBERIA will transfer its flight out of Barcelona to the Canaries to low-cost unit Clickair effective 28OCT07 at the meantime.

The unit of the frequency is weekly

ROUTE 07 Summer 07/08 Winter
Madrid – Algiers 3 319 3 319
Madrid – Amsterdam 28 32S 35 320/321
Madrid – Athens 14 321 / 2 319 14 321
Madrid – Berlin 21 319/320 21 319/320
Madrid – Bogota 7 343/346 7 346
-31DEC
7 343 / 3 346
01JAN-
Madrid – Bologna 7 319/M81
14 CR2/CR9
7 319/M81
14 CR9
Madrid – Bordeaux 21 CR2 21 CR2
Madrid – Boston 4 340 4 340
Madrid – Brussels 35 32S 42 32S
Madrid – Bucharest 3 320 6 320
Madrid – Buenos Aires 14 346 14 346 -31DEC
17 346 01JAN-
Madrid – Cairo 3 319 5 319/320
Madrid – Caracas 4 340 / 3 346 4 340 / 3 346
Madrid – Casablanca 10 32S 11 320
Madrid – Chicago 4 346 / 3 340 7 340
Madrid – Clermont-Ferrand NEW - 4 CR2 01FEB-
Madrid – Copenhagen 6 320 / 1 321 7 320
Madrid – Dakar 5 321 5 321
Madrid – Dublin 7 32S 7 320
Madrid – Dusseldorf 21 32S 21 32S
Madrid – Frankfurt 21 32S
6 319 / 1 340
21 32S
6 319 / 1 340
Madrid – Geneva 21 M81 / 7 319 21 M81 / 7 32S
Madrid – Gibraltar 7 319 7 319
Madrid – Guatemala City – Panama City – Madrid 3 340 3 346
-31DEC
2 346 / 1 340
01JAN-
Madrid – Quito – Guayaquil – Madrid 4 346 / 3 340 6 346 / 1 340
-31DEC
7 346
01JAN-
Madrid – Istanbul 14 320 14 320
Madrid – Johannesburg 5 340 6 340 -31DEC
5 340 01JAN-
Madrid – Lagos 3 319/321 3 319/321
Madrid – Lima 7 346 7 346
Madrid – Lisbon 42 EQV 42 EQV
Madrid – London Heathrow 56 EQV 56 321
Madrid – Lyon 28 CR2 14 CR2 / 7 CR9
Madrid – Malabo 4 319 4 319
Madrid – Marrakech 5 319/320 4 320
Madrid – Marseille 21 CR2/CR9 14 CR2 / 7 CR9
Madrid – Mexico City 8 346 / 6 340 13 340 / 1 346
-31DEC
12 340
01JAN-
Madrid – Miami 10 340 6 340 / 1 346
Madrid – Milan Linate 7 321 7 321
Madrid – Milan Malpensa 21 EQV 28 EQV
Madrid – Montevideo 4 340 4 340
-31DEC
4 340 / 1 346
01JAN-
Madrid – Montpellier NEW - 3 CR2 01FEB-
Madrid – Moscow Domodedovo 12 319 14 319
Madrid – Munich 28 32S 28 32S
Madrid – Nantes 14 CR2 1 CR2
Madrid – Naples 7 CR9 7 CR9
Madrid – New York JFK 9 340 / 5 346 7 346 / 6 340
-31DEC
6 346 / 6 340
01JAN-
Madrid – Nice 14 CR9 / 7 CR2 14 CR9 / 7 CR2
Madrid – Paris CDG 7 32S / 7 M88 7 320 / 7 M88
Madrid – Paris Orly 63 32S 56 32S
Madrid – Pisa 7 CR9 7 CR9
Madrid – Porto 35 EQV 14 CR2
14 320/M81
Madrid – Prague NEW - 4 320
Madrid – Rio de Janeiro 7 340/343 7 340/343
Madrid – Rennes NEW - 4 CR2 01FEB-
Madrid – Rome 49 EQV 49 EQV
Madrid – San Jose 7 340 7 340
Madrid – San Juan 3 340 3 340/346
Madrid – Santiago de Chile 3 346 / 4 340 7 346
Madrid – Santo Domingo 7 340 7 340/343
Madrid – Sao Paulo 5 346 / 8 340 11 340 / 3 346
-31DEC
8 340 / 6 346
01JAN-
Madrid – Stockholm 7 320 7 320
Madrid – St. Petersburg 2 319 -
Madrid – Strasbourg 6 CR2 6 CR2
Madrid – Tangier 6 M81 6 M81
Madrid – Tel Aviv 10 32S 10 32S
Madrid – Toulouse 28 CR2/DH3 28 CR2
Madrid – Turin 21 CR2 14 CR2 / 7 CR9
Madrid – Venice 28 319/320 21 320 / 4 319
Madrid – Vienna 14 32S 14 32S
Madrid – Warsaw NEW - 4 320
Madrid – Washington DC 4 340 4 340 -30NOV
3 340 01DEC-
Madrid – Zurich 21 32S 21 32S
Barcelona – Athens 7 320 Clickair
Barcelona – Bologna 14 CR2 / 7 CR9 21 CR2
Barcelona – Brussels 21 319/320 14 320 / 7 319
Barcelona – Cairo 3 320 3 320
Barcelona – Hanover 14 CR2 -
Barcelona – Istanbul 2 320 -
Barcelona – Milan Linate 6 320 6 320
Barcelona – Milan Malpensa 14 EQV 14 320
Barcelona – Nantes 7 CR2 7 CR2
Barcelona – Nice 21 CR2 21 CR2
Barcelona – Paris Orly 49 EQV 49 EQV
Barcelona – Tel Aviv 4 319 / 1 321 4 319
Barcelona – Turin 14 CR2 14 CR2
Zaragoza – Frankfurt 5 CR2 5 CR2
Zaragoza – Lisbon 3 CR2 3 CR2
Zaragoza – Paris CDG 4 CR2 4 CR2
Seville – Lisbon 3 CR2 2 CR2
Seville – Toulouse 6 CR2 6 CR2
Bilbao – Lisbon 14 CR2 14 CR2
Bilbao – London Heathrow 7 319 5 320 / 2 319
Palma Mallorca – Paris Orly 1 CR9 / 1 CR2 2 CR2
13
Sep

Oman Air to Gatwick from December 2007

Oman Air will launch daily Muscat – London Gatwick service effective 26NOV07.

WY905 MCT1600 – 2030LGW 330 x7
WY905 MCT1600 – 2030LGW 310 7

WY906 LGW2230 – 0945+1MCT 330 x7
WY906 LGW2230 – 0945+1MCT 310 7

13
Sep

Spanair increasing Algiers service

Spanair will increase its service to Algiers.

Starting 15OCT07, Madrid – Algiers will have 3 weekly flights (Day 136) instead of 2 (Day 13)

Starting 28OCT07, Barcelona – Algiers will have 5 weekly flights (X36) instead of 4 (X136)

13
Sep

SIA/US Airways codeshare begins 07OCT07

Singapore Airlines and US Airways will begin codesharing effective 07OCT07, which US Airways will place its code on selected SIA’s Trans-Pacific and European flights to Singapore. Cities to SE Asia as well as Australia, will not go ahead for the time being.

SIA in return will codeshare on US Airways to Phoenix and Las Vegas only.

The codeshare flight numbers can be found here

13
Sep

ANA expands codeshare to 16 European cities

ANA today announced that it’ll gradually adding additional 17 European cities to its network through codesharing with Lufthansa and Austrian.

Effective 16SEP07, it’ll codeshare on Lufthansa to 10 additional cities in Germany.

ROUTE NH Codeshare LH Operating
Frankfurt – Bremen NH6031 LH348
Bremen – Frankfurt NH6030 LH349
Frankfurt – Cologne NH6087 LH1254
Cologne – Frankfurt NH6086 LH1255
Frankfurt – Dresden NH6047 LH1058
Dresden – Frankfurt NH6046 LH1059
Frankfurt – Friedrichshafen NH6035 LH394
Friedrichshafen – Frankfurt NH6034 LH395
Frankfurt – Hanover NH6043 LH1010
Hanover – Frankfurt NH6042 LH1011
Frankfurt – Leipzig NH6075 LH1108
Leipzig – Frankfurt NH6074 LH1109
Frankfurt – Muenster NH6079 LH1146
Muenster – Frankfurt NH6078 LH1145
Frankfurt – Nuremberg NH6039 LH926
Nuremberg – Frankfurt NH6038 LH929
Frankfurt – Paderborn NH6083 LH1174
Paderborn – Frankfurt NH6082 LH1173
Frankfurt – Stuttgart NH6091 LH1356
Stuttgart – Frankfurt NH6090 LH1359

Effective 01OCT07, it’ll codeshare on Lufthansa flight to Amsterdam & Rome, as well as Austrian’s Vienna – Frankfurt flight.

ROUTE NH Codeshare LH Operating
Frankfurt – Amsterdam NH6175 LH4682
Amsterdam – Frankfurt NH6174 LH4681
Frankfurt – Rome NH6121 LH3852
Rome – Frankfurt NH6122 LH3845

ROUTE NH Codeshare OS Operating
Frankfurt – Vienna NH6331 OS132
Vienna – Frankfurt NH6330 OS125

Effective 28OCT07, subject to government approval, it’ll codeshare on Lufthansa flight to 6 additional cities in France and Scandinavia.

ROUTE NH Codeshare LH Operating
Frankfurt – Copenhagen NH6181 LH3070
Copenhagen – Frankfurt NH6180 LH3071
Frankfurt – Helsinki NH6173 LH3106
Helsinki – Frankfurt NH6172 LH3103
Frankfurt – Lyon NH6131 LH4178
Lyon – Frankfurt NH6130 LH4173
Frankfurt – Nice NH6135 LH4142
Nice – Frankfurt NH6134 LH4135
Frankfurt – Oslo NH6185 LH3136
Oslo – Frankfurt NH6184 LH3133
Frankfurt – Stockholm NH6189 LH3006
Stockholm – Frankfurt NH6188 LH3003

13
Sep

UNITED launch LAX – FRA

UNITED will launch daily nonstop Los Angeles – Frankfurt with Boeing 777-200ER effective 15DEC07.

UA904 LAX1725 – 1325+1FRA 777 D
UA905 FRA1520 – 1814LAX 777 D

13
Sep

Royal Jordanian ups Bangkok plus new flight to HK

Royal Jordanian Airlines starting 22JAN08 will offer daily service to Bangkok, and will extend the flight to Hong Kong 3 times a week.

RJ180 AMM0055 – 1425BKK1515 – 1900HKG 310 246
RJ181 HKG2030 – 2215BKK2315 – 0400+1AMM 310 246

RJ180 AMM0055 – 1425BKK 310 x246
RJ181 BKK2315 – 0400+1AMM 310 x246