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20
Sep

Air India – Indian Airlines Domestic codeshare

Air India has begun codesharing on selected domestic routes on Indian Airlines operating flight, flight range is AI9000-9999.

ROUTE AI Codeshare IC Operating
Agartala – Kolkata AI9244 IC244
Ahmedabad – Bangalore AI9109 IC109
Ahmedabad – Delhi AI9818
AI9862
IC818
IC862
Ahmedabad – Mumbai AI9109
AI9604
IC109
IC604
Aurangabad – Mumbai – Delhi AI9888 IC888
Bangalore – Ahmedabad AI9610 IC610
Bangalore – Bhubaneswar AI9511 IC511
Bangalore – Delhi AI9804
AI9505
AI9903
AI9404
IC804
IC505
IC903
IC404
Bangalore – Hyderbad AI9915 IC915
Bangalore – Kolkata AI9772 IC772
Bangalore – Mumbai AI9106
AI9110
AI9610
AI9108
IC106
IC110
IC610
IC108
Bhubaneswar – Bangalore AI9512 IC512
Bhubaneswar – Delhi AI9878 IC878
Chandigarh – Delhi – Mumbai AI9863 IC863
Chennai – Delhi AI9440
AI9430
AI9539
AI9802
IC440
IC430
IC539
IC802
Chennai – Hyderabad AI9945
AI9947
AI9935
IC945
IC947
IC935
Chennai – Kolkata AI9766 IC766
Chennai – Mumbai AI9971
AI9969
AI9174
AI9571
IC971
IC969
IC174
IC571
Chennai – Port Blair AI9549 IC549
Chennai – Thiruchiralpally AI9521 IC521
Chennai – Thiruvananthapuram AI9931 IC931
Kochi – Delhi AI9466 IC466
Kochi – Mumbai – Delhi AI9166 IC166
Coimbatore – Mumbai AI9601 IC601
Delhi – Ahmedabad AI9817
AI9861
IC817
IC861
Delhi – Aurangabad AI9887 IC887
Delhi – Bangalore AI9803
AI9506
AI9403
AI9904
IC803
IC506
IC403
IC904
Delhi – Bhubaneswar AI9877 IC877
Delhi – Chennai AI9439
AI9429
AI9801
AI9540
IC439
IC429
IC801
IC540
Delhi – Guwahati – Imphal AI9889 IC889
Delhi – Hyderabad AI9940
AI9839
IC940
IC839
Delhi – Hyderabad – Tirupati AI9942 IC942
Delhi – Jammu – Srinagar AI9821 IC821
Delhi – Kochi AI9465 IC465
Delhi – Kolkata AI9401
AI9264
AI9202
IC401
IC264
IC202
Delhi – Kolkata – Imphal AI9889 IC889
Delhi – Leh AI9445 IC445
Delhi – Lucknow AI9811 IC811
Delhi – Mumbai AI9887
AI9863
IC887
IC863
Delhi – Mumbai – Kochi AI9165 IC165
Delhi – Mumbai – Thiruvananthapuram AI9167 IC167
Delhi – Nagpur AI9871 IC871
Delhi – Patna AI9409 IC409
Delhi – Pune AI9849 IC849
Delhi – Srinagar AI9825 IC825
Delhi – Surat AI9417 IC417
Delhi – Vadodara AI9819 IC819
Goa – Mumbai AI9164
AI9664
IC164
IC664
Guwahati – Kolkata AI9230 IC230
Hyderabad – Bangalore AI9916 IC916
Hyderabad – Chennai AI9936
AI9946
AI9948
IC936
IC946
IC948
Hyderabad – Delhi AI9939 IC939
Hyderabad – Mumbai AI9927
AI9618
AI9616
AI9620
IC927
IC618
IC616
IC620
Hyderabad – Vishakhapatnam AI9515 IC515
Imphal – Guwahati – Delhi AI9890 IC890
Jaipur – Mumbai AI9612 IC612
Jamnagar – Mumbai AI9148 IC148
Kolkata – Agartala AI9243 IC243
Kolkata – Bangalore AI9771 IC771
Kolkata – Delhi AI9263
AI9201
AI9402
IC263
IC201
IC402
Kolkata – Guwahati AI9229 IC229
Kolkata – Mumbai AI9676
AI9273
IC676
IC273
Kolkata – Port Blair AI9287 IC287
Leh – Delhi AI9446 IC446
Lucknow – Delhi AI9812 IC812
Lucknow – Delhi – Mumbai AI9602 IC602
Madudai – Chennai – Mumbai AI9672 IC672
Mangalore – Mumbai AI9180 IC180
Mumbai – Ahmedabad AI9603
AI9610
IC603
IC610
Mumbai – Aurangabad AI9887 IC887
Mumbai – Bangalore AI9105
AI9109
AI9107
AI9609
IC105
IC109
IC107
IC609
Mumbai – Chennai AI9972
AI9970
AI9572
AI9173
IC972
IC970
IC572
IC173
Mumbai – Chennai – Madurai AI9671 IC671
Mumbai – Delhi AI9866
AI9888
AI9605
IC866
IC888
IC605
Mumbai – Delhi – Chandigarh AI9864 IC864
Mumbai – Delhi – Lucknow AI9601 IC601
Mumbai – Goa AI9663
AI9865
AI9163
IC663
IC865
IC163
Mumbai – Hyderabad AI9615
AI9617
AI9928
AI9619
IC615
IC617
IC928
IC619
Mumbai – Jaipur AI9611 IC611
Mumbai – Jamnagar AI9147 IC147
Mumbai – Kochi AI9165 IC165
Mumbai – Kolkata AI9675
AI9274
IC675
IC274
Mumbai – Nagpur AI9129
AI9629
IC129
IC629
Mumbai – Thiruvananthapuram AI9167 IC167
Mumbai – Vadodara AI9149 IC149
Mumbai – Vishakhapatnam AI9513 IC513
Nagpur – Delhi AI9872 IC872
Nagpur – Mumbai AI9130
AI9630
IC130
IC630
Patna – Delhi AI9410 IC410
Port Blair – Chennai AI9550 IC550
Port Blair – Kolkata AI9288 IC288
Pune – Delhi AI9850 IC850
Pune – Hyderabad AI9560 IC560
Srinagar – Delhi AI9826 IC826
Srinagar – Jammu – Delhi AI9822 IC822
Surat – Delhi AI9418 IC418
Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai AI9932 IC932
Thiruvananthapuram – Mumbai – Delhi AI9168 IC168
Thiruchiralpally – Chennai AI9932 IC932
Tirupati – Hyderabad – Delhi AI9941 IC941
Vadodra – Delhi AI9820 IC820
Vadodra – Mumbai AI9150 IC150
Varanasi – Khajuraho – Delhi AI9452 IC452
Vishakhapatnam – Hyderabad AI9516 IC516
Vishakhapatnam – Mumbai AI9514 IC514

20
Sep

Chinese carrier’s new route application

China Southern has applied for the following international routes, to begin from October 2007.

*Dalian – Shenyang – Sapporo, 2 weekly A319
*Wuhan – Shanghai Pu Dong – Seoul, 7 weekly 738
*Shanghai Pu Dong – Cebu, 4 weekly M90

Air China has applied for permission to extend the Beijing – Los Angeles to/from Shanghai from October, one would presume this is same flight number on Beijing – Shanghai leg.

China Eastern applied for 2 weekly each with A340-300 or -600 on:
Shanghai – Melbourne – Brisbane – Shanghai (effective 21NOV2007 – 08JAN08 only)
Shanghai – Brisbane – Melbourne – Shanghai (effective 09JAN2008)

The schedule has loaded for sale but is subject to government approval:
MU735 PVG1825 – 0730+1MEL0840+1 – 1110+1BNE 340 35
MU736 MEL0840 – 1110BNE1230 – 1930PVG 340 46

MU739 PVG1815 – 0730+1BNE0840 – 1120+1MEL 340 35
MU740 BNE0840 – 1120MEL1300 – 2015PVG 340 46

20
Sep

Lufthansa doubles Newcastle

Lufthansa will double Dusseldorf – Newcastle from 6 weekly to 12 from 05NOV07.

LH4950/BD3600 DUS0840 – 0910NCL CR2 x7
LH4952/BD3602 DUS1530 – 1600NCL CR2 x6

LH4951/BD3601 NCL0940 – 1205DUS CR2 x7
LH4953/BD3603 NCL1630 – 1855DUS CR2 x6

20
Sep

TAROM launch Cluj – London

TAROM will operate 3 weekly onboard Boeing 737 (C10Y114) on the Cluj – London Gatwick route, effective 29OCT07.

RO393 CLJ1315 – 1430LGW 737 135
RO394 LGW1530 – 2030CLJ 737 135

20
Sep

Air France – KLM announce 2007/08 Winter Schedule

Air France-KLM today announced the 2007/08 Winter schedule operation.

The overall seat capacity growth for Air France-KLM Group is 5.2% compared to 2006/07 Winter. 6.2% increase on long-haul and 1.8% on the short/medium-haul network.

AIR FRANCE
Air France will be strengthening long-haul growth in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Medium-haul network sees the strengthening presence in London City Airport, as well as additional frequencies to North Africa.

Long-haul
*6.4% Increase in ASK on long-haul schedule

*Additional 28 weekly frequencies on long-haul network, including 11 flights to Latin America (16.6% capacity increase)
*Rio de Janeiro is receiving 2 daily flights, as well as Sao Paulo (up from 12 weekly earlier this year)
*Continuation of separate nonstop service to Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, both served daily

*New Paris – Seattle service is maintained with 5 weekly A330-200

*Capacity to Asia is up by 7.7%
*Hong Kong and Shanghai each gets 12 weekly instead of 10
*4th weekly service to Chennai
*Code-share with QANTAS via Hong Kong to Australia, as well as Singapore – Denpasar sector, is maintained

*10.2% increase in capacity to Africa with the introduction of 2nd daily 777-300ER to Johannesburg
*2 additional flights to Malabo, totaling 6 weekly A319
*Niamey will have additional flights (3 weekly), as well as Ouagadougou (6 weekly)

*Capacity to Middle East is up 4% thanks to 13th weekly flight to Dubai

*Fort de France and Pointe-a-Pitre will be receiving 2 daily flights
*Daily to Havana, Saint-Martin, and Mauritius
*Resumption of nonstop flight to Santo Domingo (3 weekly) and 5 weekly to Punta Cana (5 weekly iso 4)
*Basing of 2nd A320 in Pointe-a-Pitre, allowing boosting capacity in the regional network, which will also covers Paramaribo, Saint-Martin and Santo Domingo

Medium-Haul
*2% increase of ASK

*2 additional new flights, introduced on 03SEP07 out of London City to the following will be maintained: Dundee (totals 4 daily), Edinburgh (totals 7 daily)
*London – Strasbourg service will be switched from Gatwick to City, with 3rd daily flight
*In total there will be 10 destinations served by Air France with CityJet out of London City

*3 Daily Paris CDG – Bristol flight launched in Summer 2007 is maintained in winter

*North African service will see 5th daily to Tunis, 2nd daily to Rabat
*Algiers flight will now be operated out of Paris CDG, 3 daily

*Lyon hub offering new features, including 4 daily Lyon – Amsterdam (which will be operated by Air France instead of KLM), plus 3 new routes
*New routes from Lyon are: 2 daily to Birmingham, 2 daily to Hamburg, and weekend service to Florence

*Reorganization of Domestic schedule followed by the opening of TGV East, is maintained.
*Orly – Metz has been suspended and 4 Orly – Strasbourg frequencies will be cancelled
*6th daily flight on the Paris CDG – Bordeaux flight

KLM
KLM is boosting long-haul capacity that focuses on the Middle East, and the Northern/Eastern Europe for short-haul.


Middle East Expansion
Capacity will be increased by 14.6% with the resumption to Muscat (via Kuwait) from 03DEC07. The total number of flights in the region will be 8, and total number of intercontinental destinations served by KLM will be 60.

*14 weekly iso 13 for Dubai, all operated by 777-200ER
*5th frequency will be launched for Dammam and Doha with A330-200

Trans-Atlantic

*Continuation of the Trans-Atlantic operation results in 8.9% capacity increase compared to previous winter.

*9 weekly to Toronto iso 7
*1 Daily to Atlanta iso 5 weekly
*Daily 777-200ER to San Francisco
*nwa NORTHWEST AIRLINES continue to operate Boeing 757 on the 4th daily Detroit – Amsterdam.
*nwa NORTHWEST AIRLINES continue to operate 3rd daily A330-300 on Minneapolis – Amsterdam
*nwa NORTHWEST AIRLINES continue to operate B757 service on Hartford – Amsterdam, and the 2nd daily Amsterdam – Boston as well as the daily Detroit – Dusseldorf

*In Asia, there will be 10 weekly to Shanghai, bringing total number of weekly flights served by Air France-KLM to 22 weekly.
*Air France-KLM in total will operate 63 weekly flights to China
*There will be 6 weekly to Hyderbad (up from 4) with MD11, and a daily 747-400 to Delhi (upgrade in capacity)

*In Latin America, the daily nonstop to Lima on 777-200ER and 6th weekly to Quito and Guayaquil will be maintained
*B777-300ER service to Sao Paulo, 3 of 7 weekly flight, which boosts capacity by additional 10%

Medium/Short-Haul
*In Europe, expanded frequencies to Barcelona, Moscow, Stavanger and Tallinn are being maintained.
*Increase from 2 to 3 daily on Amsterdam – Marseille
*Overall capacity increase in ASK is 1.3%