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Archive for January 2012

30
Jan

American Airlines Postpones Helsinki & Budapest Service Resumption till June 2012

Update at 0900GMT 30JAN12

As per 30JAN12 GDS inventory display, American Airlines is postponing planned seasonal service resumption on Chicago – Helsinki and New York JFK – Budapest route.

Planned service resumption for both routes are scheduled from 14JUN12 (15JUN12 from Europe).

Schedule as follows:
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30
Jan

American Airlines Cancels Halifax Service from April 2012

Update at 0840GMT 30JAN12

American Airlines from 03APR12 is cancelling service to Halifax, where it currently operates twice daily flights on New York JFK – Halifax route.

Schedule until 02APR12:
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30
Jan

American Airlines Cancels New York JFK – Tokyo Narita from June 2012

Update at 0820GMT 30JAN12

American Airlines starting 01JUN12 is cancelling New York JFK – Tokyo Narita route, on the same day as it resumes New York JFK – Tokyo Haneda service. Joint-venture partner JAL will continue to offer Tokyo Narita – New York JFK on daily basis.

AA in early-September 2011 suspended New York JFK – Tokyo Haneda service due to tough market condition. Prior to suspension, the it operated Daily to Tokyo Haneda and 6 weekly to Narita.

Schedule:
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30
Jan

Emirates to Deploy 777-300ER to Dublin from July 2012

Update at 0800GMT 30JAN12

As per 30JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Emirates from 01JUL12 is switching operational aircraft on Dubai – Dublin service from Airbus A330-200 to Boeing 777-300ER.

The 777-300ER aircraft features First Class suite.

Schedules:
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30
Jan

Royal Brunei Daily to Melbourne Starting late-Mar 2012

Update at 0740GMT 30JAN12

Starting 25MAR12, Royal Brunei is increasing operation to Melbourne, with Daily service on Bandar Seri Begawan – Melbourne routing, on board Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

The airline currently offers 4 weekly service.

Schedule:
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30
Jan

Gulf Air Boosts Saudi Arabia Service from March 2012

Update at 0720GMT 30JAN12

Gulf Air from 01MAR12 is expanding operation in Saudi Arabia, with Bahrain – Jeddah service increasing from 10 to 14 weekly and Bahrain – Riyadh increasing from 14 to 21 weekly.

With the service increase, Gulf Air becomes the only Asian as well as Arab carrier to operate 21 weekly flights to Riyadh, and 4th carrier operating 14 weekly to Jeddah.

Planned schedule as follows:
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30
Jan

QATAR Airways Cancels Doha – Cebu Service from S12

Update at 0700GMT 30JAN12

As per 30JAN12 GDS inventory display, QATAR Airways starting 25MAR12 is cancelling service to Cebu, where it currently operates 3 times a week on Doha – Cebu routing, on board Airbus A330-200/-300.

The airline has closed the reservation for travel on/after 25MAR12.

Previously planned Summer 2012 schedule:
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30
Jan

Report: THAI Airways A340-500 Operation 2005 – 2012

Update at 0640GMT 30JAN12

The following is a quick report of THAI Airways International’s Airbus A340-500 operation between 2005 and 2012, as the airline is scheduling Final SCHEDULED operation on 29APR12, as per 30JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display.

Note there is a possibility that the Star Alliance member may assign A340-500 aircraft on scheduled basis on selected routes, or operating as substitution aircraft on/after 01MAY12, the following report gives an overview of the ultra long-haul aircraft’s operation with the carrier.
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30
Jan

THAI Cancels NONSTOP US Service from May 2012: S12 Operation Changes as of 30JAN12

Update at 0620GMT 30JAN12

As per 30JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, latest changes to THAI’s Summer 2012 Operation as follows.

Additional changes remain possible:
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30
Jan

Korean Air Boosts Da Nang Service from May 2012

Update at 0600GMT 30JAN12

Korean Air starting 04MAY12 is increasing Seoul Incheon – Da Nang service from 2 to 4 weekly, new flights operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The Skyteam member introduced this route in January 2012.

Schedule as follows:
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27
Jan

Alitalia to Offer A330 Service to Toronto Oct – Dec 2012

Update at 1100GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Alitalia from 20OCT12 to 15DEC12 is to operate Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Rome – Toronto service, replacing Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

Operational frequencies varies from 4 to 6 weekly during this period.

Schedule:
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27
Jan

Virgin Atlantic W12 Operation Changes as of 27JAN12

Update at 1040GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Virgin Atlantic’s initial operation changes for Winter 2012/13 season, effective 28OCT12, as follows.

Note the airline is selling 4 of its 19 Airbus A340-600 aircraft, which will be removed from service by Oct 2012. The sale is to be handled by Airbus. Changes listed below already appeared in the GDS as early as late-Dec 2011, but Airline Route was unable to determine whether it was related to the sale of A340-600 aircraft.

Note additional changes remain possible:
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27
Jan

OLT Plans to Start Dresden – Zurich from Feb 2012

Update at 1020GMT 27JAN12

Germain regional carrier OLT plans to start Dresden – Zurich service from 01FEB12, with 3 Daily flights on weekdays, and 1 flight only on Sunday. Reservation is currently not available for the moment.

Saab 2000 aircraft operates this route. Note for the moment the airline is currently loading 1 flight per day on weekdays for flights on/after 25MAR12 in the timetable listing in Amadeus. In addition, there appears to be schedule discrepancies on return flight from Zurich, which shows 2 Daily flights.

Schedule from 01FEB12 to 24MAR12:
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27
Jan

American Airlines to End Hartford – San Juan Service from April 2012

Update at 1000GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, American Airlines is to operate last Hartford – San Juan service on 02APR12.

The oneWorld member currently operates this route on Daily basis with Boeing 737-800. Schedule from 11MAR12 to 02APR12:
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27
Jan

Philippine Airlines Delhi Service Adjustments in S12

Update at 0940GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Philippine Airlines in Summer 2012 season continues its service to Delhi. The airline will continue to operate 3 weekly Manila – Bangkok – Delhi, while planned service resumption on Manila – Delhi sector is cancelled.

Schedule:
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27
Jan

flyBe Adds Additional 5 UK/Ireland Routes in S12

Update at 0920GMT 27JAN12

flyBe in Summer 2012 season is starting 5 additional routes within the UK and Ireland.

Routes and schedules as follows:
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27
Jan

KLM Plans 777-300ER Service to Cape Town in NW12

Update at 0900GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, KLM in Northern Winter 2012/13 plans to operate Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on Amsterdam – Cape Town service. The 777-300ER is currently scheduled to operate 3 times a week.

Note further changes remain possible:
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27
Jan

Kingfisher Airlines Plans Delhi / Mumbai – Bangkok Service Resumption in S12

Edit as of 10MAR12 – Planned service resumption is now cancelled.

Update at 0840GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Kingfisher Airlines from 25MAR12 appears to resume Delhi – Bangkok and Mumbai – Bangkok service.
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27
Jan

COPA Airlines S12 Operation Changes as of 27JAN12

Update at 0820GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, COPA Airlines’ changes to planned Northern Summer 2012 operation as follows.

Additional changes remain possible (note planned new routes due to start late-June 2012 is not included in this post):
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27
Jan

SWISS S12 European Operation Changes as of 27JAN12

Update at 0800GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, changes to SWISS’ European Operation for Summer 2012 operation, effective 25MAR12, as follows.

As always additional changes remain possible:
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27
Jan

Korean Air Splits Amsterdam & Madrid Operation from May 2012

Update at 0740GMT 27JAN12

Starting 03MAY12, Korean Air is splitting its operation on Seoul Incheon – Madrid – Amsterdam – Seoul Incheon 3 weekly service.

Service to Amsterdam is to operate nonstop in both direction 3 times a week, with Airbus A330-300. 3 weekly Madrid operation remains unchanged except operating nonstop on inbound flight as well, on board Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

Schedule:
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27
Jan

Oman Air Tanzania Operation Changes in S12

Update at 0720GMT 27JAN12

Oman Air from 25MAR12 is increasing service to Zanzibar from 3 weekly to 5 weekly, which continues to Dar es Salaam. Overall service to Dar es Salaam remains Daily, although nonstop in both direction will operate twice weekly instead of four.

Schedule:
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27
Jan

ETIHAD / Air Seychelles Launches Codeshare Service

Update at 0700GMT 27JAN12

ETIHAD and Air Seychlles on Thursday (26JAN12) has launched reciprocal codeshare service. In early stage, Air Seychelles is placing its “HM” code on ETIHAD service between Abu Dhabi and Seychelles. ETIHAD’s “EY” code is placed on Air Seychelles’ 15-minute Seychelles – Praslin flight.

Schedule:
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27
Jan

germanwings Adds New Seasonal Berlin – Rijeka Service in S12

Update at 0640GMT 27JAN12

germanwings from 20JUN12 is launching 2 weekly Berlin – Rijeka service, on board Airbus A319 aircraft. This new seasonal service operates until 31AUG12.

Schedule:
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27
Jan

SriLankan Airlines S12 London Heathrow Operation Adjustments as of 27JAN12

Update at 0620GMT 27JAN12

As per 27JAN12 GDS Inventory display, SriLankan Airlines has updated planned operation to London Heathrow service for Summer 2012 season.

From 25MAR12 to 14JUL12 and from 03SEP12 to 27OCT12, service reduces from 12 weekly to Daily. The airline will maintain 12 weekly frequencies between 15JUL12 and 02SEP12. Reservation is now open for the additional flights (UL505/506)

The airline in S12 is also cancelling Colombo – Male – London Heathrow 4 weekly service, previously reported on this site.

Schedule:
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