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20
May

Air India 77W to LAX postponed

Air India’s plan to operate Delhi – Frankfurt – Los Angeles with Boeing 777-300ER has been postponed.

20
May

Alaska new service to Minneapolis and expands Hawaii

Alaska Airlines today announced it’ll launch new service on the Seattle – Minneapolis route effective 26OCT08. Service operates twice a day.

Daily service on Seattle – Kona begins 17NOV08 while the Anchorage – Kahului will increase from 2 to 3 weekly from 31OCT08 in the winter season.

20
May

Midwest expands codeshare with nwa

Midwest Airlines today announced new codeshare expansion with nwa NORTHWEST AIRLINES on the latter’s flight out of Indianapolis to:

Route YX Codesharing NW Operating
Indianapolis – Austin YX6203 NW4703
Austin – Indianapolis YX6202 NW4702
Indianapolis – Boston YX6284

YX6286

YX6282

NW4784

NW4786

NW4782

Boston – Indianapolis YX6283

YX6285

YX6287

NW4783

NW4785

NW4787

Indianapolis – Denver YX5691

YX5689

NW3491

NW3489

Denver – Indianapolis YX5688

YX5690

NW3488

NW3490

Indianapolis – Ft. Lauderdale YX6226 NW4726
Ft. Lauderdale – Indianapolis YX6227 NW4727
Indianapolis – Ft. Myers YX6254 NW4754
Ft. Myers – Indianapolis YX6255 NW4755
Indianapolis – Hartford YX6267

YX6269

NW4767

NW4769

Hartford – Indianapolis YX6266

YX6268

NW4766

NW4768

Indianapolis – Raleigh YX6258

YX6260

NW4758

NW4760

Raleigh – Indianapolis YX6259

YX6261

NW4759

NW4761

Indianapolis – San Antonio YX6201 NW4701
San Antonio – Indianapolis YX6200 NW4700

These codeshare service begins 05JUN08.

20
May

Gold Coast replace Brisbane on jetStar Japan flight

jetStar today announced effective 01OCT08, it’ll operate Gold Coast – Osaka nonstop flight, replacing Sydney – Osaka – Brisbane – Sydney

The new service operates A330-200 on daily basis, the Gold Coast – Sydney will operates 5 weekly.

The schedule from 25OCT08 sees JQ019 departs Gold Coast at 1025 Daily and JQ020 from Osaka at 2000.

20
May

Cathay Pacific reduce Vancouver frequencies

Effective 01OCT08, Cathay Pacific will reduce the frequencies on Hong Kong – Vancouver route.

CX835/836 on Day 57 will not be operated from 01OCT08 to 25OCT08.

From 26OCT08, service on CX835/836 will reduce to 3 weekly (Day 146), totals 17 weekly.

20
May

DoT: Jet Airways/UNITED proposed codeshare routes

The proposed codeshare routes between UNIED and Jet Airways (Docket Number 2008-0164), which goes into effect on 01NOV08 subject to approval, is the following:

UNITED operated by Jet Airways
Brussels – Delhi
Brussels – Mumbai
Brussels – Chennai
London – Delhi
London – Mumbai
London – Amritsar
Hong Kong – Mumbai
Hong Kong – Delhi
Kuwait City – Kochi
Kuwait City – Delhi

Between Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Amritsar and the following:
Ahmedabad
Bangalore
Goa
Kolkata
Pune
Shamshabad
Vadodara
Varanasi

Jet Airways to codeshare on UNITED’s:
London – Los Angeles
London – San Francisco
London – Denver
London – Chicago
London – Washington
Brussels – Washington
Hong Kong – Los Angeles
Hong Kong – Chicago
Hong Kong – San Francisco
Kuwait City – Washington

Between UNITED’s domestic hub and:
Phoenix
Fort Lauderdale
Orlando
Tampa
Indianapolis
Las Vegas
Reno
Houston
Salt Lake City
Raleigh
Hartford
Boston
Minneapolis
Seattle
Buffalo
Baltimore
Cleveland
Columbus OH
Dallas
Detroit
Cincinnati
Atlanta
Portland OR
San Diego

20
May

AC launch Dayton and Grand Rapids

Air Canada will launch 2 new routes on the Toronto – Dayton as well as Toronto – Grand Rapids

The Toronto – Dayton service starts on 14JUL08

AC7376 YYZ1430 – 1615DAY BEH D
AC7378 YYZ1855 – 2040DAY BEH D

AC7351 DAY0900 – 1042YYZ BEH D
AC7379 DAY1640 – 1822YYZ BEH D

Toronto – Grand Rapids 3 daily service begins on 14JUL08 as well

AC7380 YYZ0800 – 0932GRR BEH x7
AC7382 YYZ1625 – 1757GRR BEH D
AC7384 YYZ2015 – 2147GRR BEH D

AC7381 GRR0605 – 0728YYZ BEH x7
AC7383 GRR1020 – 1143YYZ BEH D
AC7385 GRR1820 – 1943YYZ BEH D

Service operated by Tier III parternet Air Georgia’s 18-seater Beechcraft

20
May

Jet Airways delay SFO launch

Jet Airways’ Mumbai – Shanghai Pu Dong – San Francisco launch has been postponed till 14JUN08.

20
May

Croatia to launch Podgorica

Croatia Airlines will begin 3 weekly Zagreb – Podgorica service from 17JUN08 with ATR42

OU330 ZAG1040 – 1220TGD AT4 6
OU330 ZAG1340 – 1520TGD AT4 2
OU330 ZAG1740 – 1920TGD AT4 4

OU331 TGD1250 – 1430ZAG AT4 6
OU331 TGD1550 – 1730ZAG AT4 2
OU331 TGD1950 – 2130ZAG AT4 4

20
May

Croatia new Dash8 service kicks off this week

Croatia Airlines’ newly-ordered Dash8Q-400 will enter service this week.

The Dash8Q-400 currently planned to operate the following routes:

Zagreb – Vienna
OU442/443 Day 6 from 24MAY08
OU442/443 Day 13 from 26MAY08 to 18JUN08
OU442/443 Day 4 from 19JUN08
OU440/441 Day 156 from 16JUN08

Zagreb – Zurich
OU460/461 Day 7 on 25MAY08 and 01JUN08
OU464/465 on 06JUN08
OU460/461 Day x15 from 15JUN08
OU464/465 Daily from 17JUN08

Zagreb – Sarajevo
OU342/343 Day 3 from 28MAY08, increase to Daily from 15JUN08
OU344/345 Day 136 from 18JUN08 to 13AUG08

Zagreb – Brussels
OU456/457 Day 125 from 23MAY08, increase to Day x6 (or x56) from 17JUN08
OU4456/4457 Day 257 from 23MAY08, reduce to Day 57 from 08JUL08

Zagreb – Dubrovnik
OU668/669 Day 4 from 19JUN08
OU662/663 Day 7 from 22JUN08

Zagreb – Zadar – Pula // Zagreb – Pula*
OU674/673* Day 134 from 26MAY08, increase to Day 1357 from 15JUN08
OU632*/631 Daily from 16JUN08

Zagreb – Split
OU658/659 Day 6 from 21JUN08

It’ll also operate Dash8Q-400 on the new 3 weekly Zagreb – Pristina service (see separate entry). the DH4 configures 76 seats.

20
May

Bumpy SIA A380 inaugural flight to Tokyo

Singapore Airlines’ A380 inaugural service on the Singapore – Tokyo route has been hampered by weather-related issue at Tokyo Narita Airport which is also celebrating the 30th anniversary.

the First A380 flight, SQ636 has been diverted to Nagoya.

Planned Schedule
SQ636 SIN0040 – (0915NGO1015) – 0830NRT

Actual schedule
SQ636 SIN0037 – 0914NGO1121 – 1243NRT 9V-SKC

Inbound flight currently planned for
SQ637 NRT1430 – 2027SIN

*Note, the inbound location has been corrected by the reader

20
May

Croatia launch Pristina with new Dash8Q-400

Croatia Airlines will begin 3 weekly Zagreb – Pristina route from 16JUN08 with its brand new Dash8Q-400.

OU310 ZAG1105 – 1315PRN DH4 5
OU310 ZAG1135 – 1345PRN DH4 1
OU310 ZAG1410 – 1620PRN DH4 3

OU311 PRN1400 – 1605ZAG DH4 5
OU311 PRN1430 – 1635ZAG DH4 1
OU311 PRN1705 – 1910ZAG DH4 3