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Archive for November 2012

30
Nov

QATAR Airways Boeing 787 S13 Operations

Update at 1210GMT 30NOV12

As per latest schedule adjustment on 30NOV12, QATAR Airways unveils planned Boeing 787 operations for the first-half of Summer 2013 season, includes the following:
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30
Nov

Korean Air Confirms Sri Lanka / Maldives Service Launch from March 2013

Update at 1200GMT 30NOV12

Per latest schedule adjustment as of 30NOV12, Korean Air has revised planned Seoul Incheon – Colombo – Male service, which will now begin from 09MAR13 instead of 03MAR13.

Service remains 3 times a week as planned despite operational day changes. Reservation is now opened once again, with following schedule:
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30
Nov

EVA Air to Start Airbus A321 Service to Myanmar from Jan 2013

Update at 1040GMT 30NOV12

EVA Air starting 01JAN13 will begin Airbus A321 operation on its existing 3 weekly Taipei Taoyuan – Yangon service, replacing MD90 aircraft. Previously the airline filed A321 operation on Myanmar service from 27OCT13, but is now moving forward by 10 months.

The change from MD90 to Airbus A321 has been reflected in the inventory and seat map display as of 29NOV12, although schedule listing has been displaying A321 service since mid-Nov 2012.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

Mahan Air to Start Tehran – Najaf Service from Dec 2012

Update at 1020GMT 30NOV12

Iran’s Mahan Air from 02DEC12 begins 4 weekly Tehran – Najaf service, on board Airbus A310 aircraft. Najaf is the carrier’s 3rd destination in Iraq.

At time this post goes to press, the airline’s timetable listing on its website is only displaying 3 weekly flights. Schedule:
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30
Nov

Vietnam Airlines to Launch Hanoi – Phu Quoc Service from Dec 2012

Update at 1000GMT 30NOV12

Vietnam Airlines starting 12DEC12 is launching Hanoi – Phu Quoc operation, offering 5 weekly flights on board Airbus A321 aircraft. This is the second domestic route that VN is launching in Winter 2012/13 season.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

Vietnam Airlines Expands Hanoi – Kaohsiung Service from late-Dec 2012

Update at 0940GMT 30NOV12

Vietnam Airlines from 17DEC12 is introducing 4th weekly frequency on Hanoi – Kaohsiung route, with new flight operates on Saturdays from Hanoi, Sundays from Kaohsiung.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

Philippine Airlines Plans Kalibo – Taipei Service Resumption in W12

Update at 0920GMT 30NOV12

As per 30NOV12 GDS timetable listings, Philippine Airlines since 07NOV12 appears to have resumed Kalibo – Taipei Taoyuan service, with 3 weekly operation. Upon service resumption, the airline operates this route nonstop in both direction, instead of one-way from TPE only. This route sees service increases to 4 weekly from 22JAN13. However, this route appears to be available only through local tour operators in Taiwan.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

EastarJet to Increase Seoul – Kota Kinabalu Service Dec 2012 – Feb 2013

Update at 0900GMT 30NOV12

South Korean low-cost carrier EastarJet from 21DEC12 to 27FEB13 is increasing Seoul Incheon – Kota Kinabalu service, as overall operation increases from 4 weekly to daily.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

Turkish Airlines to Start Santiago de Compostela Service from May 2013

Update at 0840GMT 30NOV12

Turkish Airlines starting 21MAY13 will launch Istanbul Ataturk – Santiago de Compostela service, on board Airbus A319 aircraft. Service operates 3 times a week.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

ETIHAD Increases Colombo / Kozhikode Service from Jan 2013

Update at 0820GMT 30NOV12

ETIHAD from January 2013 is increasing operations to Colombo and Kozhikode, where both destinations will receive daily service.

Details:
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30
Nov

EGYPTAIR Suspends Syria Service from late-Nov 2012

Update at 0800GMT 30NOV12

EGYPTAIR starting today (30NOV12) is temporary suspending operations to Syria due to on-going situation in the country. The Star Alliance member previously serves Syria with 1 daily to Aleppo and 2 daily to Damascus.

Previously planned schedule:
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30
Nov

Emirates Suspends Syria Service

Update at 0740GMT 30NOV12

Due to on-going instability in Syria, Emirates has suspended Dubai – Damascus service effective immediately. During the month of November 2012, service operated 3 times a week, and planned gradual service restoration from 21DEC12, however this is no longer the case.

Nov 2012 schedule:
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30
Nov

Singapore Airlines Jan 2013 Malaysia / Brunei Service Reductions

Update at 0720GMT 30NOV12

Singapore Airlines from 09JAN13 to 31JAN13 is temporary reducing 1 weekly flights each from Singapore – Bandar Seri Begawan and Singapore – Kuala Lumpur service. During this period, the airline will offer 4 weekly and 16 weekly respectively.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

AIRFRANCE Expands Corsica Operation in S13

Update at 0700GMT 30NOV12

AIRFRANCE in Summer 2013 season resumes and opens 4 routes to Ajaccio, Calvi and Figari, offering following 1 weekly service.
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30
Nov

Ryanair Begins Strasbourg Service from April 2013

Update at 0640GMT 30NOV12

Ryanair from April 2013 begins operation at Strasbourg, becoming the carrier’s 28th airport in France. The airline plans to operate 3 weekly to London Stansted and 2 weekly to Porto.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

Ryanair Spain Summer 2013 Service Reductions

Update at 0620GMT 30NOV12

Ryanair has announced planned summer 2013 service reductions out of Barcelona and Madrid, which sees cancellations of 17 routes and service reductions of 42 routes. Details:
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30
Nov

Luxair to Start Dubrovnik Service from late-April 2013

Update at 0600GMT 30NOV12

Luxair in Summer 2013 introduces new service to Croatia, with the launch of Luxembourg – Dubrovnik once weekly service. This route will be operating on weekly basis from 21APR13 to 06OCT13.

Schedule:
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30
Nov

Virgin Atlantic W12 Manchester – Las Vegas Operation Changes

Update at 0015GMT 30NOV12

Virgin Atlantic in Winter 2012/13 season is adjusting operations on Manchester – Las Vegas route, which sees Airbus A330-300 operating, replacing Boeing 747-400. From 13JAN13 to 07FEB13, service reduced to 1 weekly Boeing 747-400 service, however flight originates from (and terminates at) London Gatwick.

Details:
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29
Nov

Korean Air Suspends London Gatwick Service Jan – Apr 2013

Update at 1805GMT 29NOV12

As per 29NOV12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Korean Air has closed reservation on Seoul Incheon – London Gatwick service from 15JAN13 to 27APR13. During this period, Korean Air will not offer service to Gatwick, where it currently operates 3 weekly service.

Existing Schedule:
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29
Nov

Air Canada S13 International Service Expansion

Update at 1750GMT 29NOV12

Air Canada today (29NOV12) announced International service expansion for Summer 2013, which includes the following:
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29
Nov

Vueling to Start Malaga – Hanover Service from mid-March 2013

Update at 1100GMT 29NOV12

Vueling from 16MAR13 will begin operation on Malaga – Hanover route, initially operating twice a week. Service will increase to 3 weekly from 21JUN13.

Schedule:
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29
Nov

Air Onix Launches Simferopol – Tel Aviv Service

Update at 1040GMT 29NOV12

Ukrainian carrier Air Onix today (29NOV12) begins operation on Simferopol – Tel Aviv route, operating once weekly service with Boeing 737-500 aircraft.

Schedule:
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29
Nov

Air Arabia Boosts Karachi Service from mid-Dec 2012

Update at 1020GMT 29NOV12

Air Arabia from 16DEC12 is expanding operation on Sharjah – Karachi route, as overall service increases from 4 weekly to 7 weekly. There will be daily departures from Sharjah, however due to operational schedule, inbound from Karachi does not operate on certain days.

Operational schedule:
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29
Nov

Air Arabia Egypt Launches Service to Kuwait & Saudi Arabia

Update at 1000GMT 29NOV12

Air Arabia Egypt on this past Monday (25NOV12) expanded its operation with new service to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The airline offers daily service from Alexandria/Borg el Arab to both Kuwait and Riyadh.

Schedule:
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29
Nov

Singapore Airlines Jan – Mar 2013 China / Hong Kong Service Reductions

Update at 0940GMT 29NOV12

Singapore Airlines from January to March 2013 is reducing selected service to China and Hong Kong. Revised operational frequencies for affected flights and routes as follows:
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