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Oct

Air Botswana reduce Jo’Burg – Maun

As per Amadeus timetable update on 02OCT08, Air Botswana’s Maun – Johannesburg route is being reduced from 12 to 7 weekly from 30NOV08.

till 29NOV08
BP215 MUB0955 – 1155JNB ATR x24
BP211 MUB1500 – 1640JNB 146 D

BP212 JNB1010 – 1150MUB 146 D
BP216 JNB1300 – 1500MUB ATR x24

eff 30NOV08
BP211 MUB1500 – 1640JNB 146 D
BP212 JNB1010 – 1150MUB 146 D

2
Oct

China Eastern Kunming Int’l Route 08/09 Winter overview

The following is an overview of China Eastern’s International service out of Kunming for 2008/09 Winter season. Data as of 02OCT08.

Bangkok
A321 replace A320, Daily flight

Singapore
4 weekly 737-300

Phnom Penh (via Nanning)
Increase from 3 to 4 weekly, New Day 1 flight

Siem Reap
Suspended

Mandalay
Reduction from 4 to 3 weekly, flight not operating on Day 1

Kolkata
3 weekly 737 replacing 4 weekly CRJ flight

2
Oct

EVA 08/09 Winter sked to Hong Kong

EVA Air has updated its Taipei – Hong Kong schedule in Amadeus as of 02OCT08. There are 8 Daily flights until Janaury, when it’ll be reduced to 6. Previously Amadeus timetable was displaying EVA Air cutting this route to 5 Daily from 05JAN09.

The new schedule is listed below.

BR851 TPE0815 – 1000HKG 74E D
BR865 TPE0915 – 1100HKG 332 D
BR867 TPE1015 – 1200HKG 74E D
BR869 TPE1240 – 1425HKG 332 257
BR869 TPE1240 – 1425HKG 77W x257
BR855 TPE1400 – 1545HKG 74E D
BR871 TPE1635 – 1820HKG 332 D till 04JAN09
BR857 TPE1810 – 1955HKG 332 D
BR1851 TPE1900 – 2045HKG 332 x6 till 31DEC08

BR852 HKG1120 – 1255TPE 74E D
BR866 HKG1205 – 1345TPE 332 D
BR868 HKG1345 – 1520TPE 74E D
BR870 HKG1530 – 1710TPE 332 257
BR870 HKG1530 – 1710TPE 77W x257
BR856 HKG1705 – 1840TPE 74E D
BR872 HKG1925 – 2100TPE 332 D till 04JAN09
BR858 HKG2105 – 2240TPE 332 D
BR1852 HKG2140 – 2320TPE 332 x6 till 31DEC08

2
Oct

Boeing strike force Ryanair to cancel flights

Due to the on-going machinist strike at Boeing, Ryanair has announced it is cancellation selected service out of Birmingham between 24OCT08 and 28OCT08. Service out of Dusseldorf Weeze is also affected, which cancellations occurring from 27OCT08 to 29OCT08.

Birmingham To/ From
Dates Cancelled*
Bologna (Forli)
24 Oct 08
Bydgoszcz
24 Oct 08
Olbia
24 Oct 08
Stockholm (Skavsta)
24, 27 Oct 08
Biarritz
25 Oct 08
Billund
25 Oct 08
Dinard
25 Oct 08
Bratislava
25 Oct 08
Gdansk
25 Oct 08
Oslo (Torp)
25 Oct 08
Poitiers
25 Oct 08
Alicante
26 – 27 Oct 08
Malaga
26 – 28 Oct 08
Rzeszow
26 Oct 08
Krakow
27 Oct 08
Prague
27 Oct 08
Katowice
27 – 28 Oct 08
Fuerteventura
28 Oct 08
Murcia
28 Oct 08
Palma
28 Oct 08

Düsseldorf To/ From
Dates Cancelled*
Ancona
27 Oct 08
Berlin
27 Oct 08
Birmingham
27 – 29 Oct 08
Dublin
27, 29 Oct 08
Gothenburg City
27, 29 Oct 08
Manchester
27 – 29 Oct 08
Oslo (Torp)
27 – 29 Oct 08
Riga
27, 29 Oct 08
Faro (Algarve)
28 Oct 08
Santander
28 Oct 08
Tenerife South
28 Oct 08

List originally posted on Ryanair.com

2
Oct

Ryanair adds 2 more routes from Shannon

Ryanair last week announced the plan to base 6th 737 in Shannon, which will opens up new service to Frankfurt-Hahn and Newcastle.

It will also allows the airline to increase up to 26 weekly flights to destinations including Bristol, Edinburgh and Paris.

2
Oct

Ryanair expands Madrid hub next month

Ryanair yesterday announced the expansion of its Madrid hub, with additional 2 737-800 basing at the Spainish capital, which opens 4 new routes and additional frequencies on 3 existing services.

From 18NOV08, Ryanair will offer NEW service from Madrid to:
Alicante
Palma Mallorca
Santiago de Compostela
Valencia

Each service runs twice a day

From 18NOV08, Ryanair will increase frequencies from Madrid to:

Dublin (2 Daily)
Milan Bergamo (3 Daily)
Santander (2 Daily)

2
Oct

Transaero 777 to Male

Transaero in the winter 2008/09 season mainly operates 2 weekly Boeing 777 aircraft and 1 weekly Boeing 767 aircraft on the Moscow Domodedovo – Male flight

till 25DEC08
UN509 DME0020 – 1050MLE 772 36
UN510 MLE1220 – 1955DME 772 3
UN510 MLE1230 – 1955DME 772 6

Eff 26DEC08
UN509 DME0020 – 1050MLE 763 7
UN509 DME0020 – 1050MLE 772 36

UN510 MLE1220 – 1955DME 763 7
UN510 MLE1220 – 1955DME 772 3
UN510 MLE1230 – 1955DME 772 6

Ticket sale restricted to J4Y98 on 767 and F12Y167 on 777

2
Oct

Transaero nonstop to Mauritius

Effective 30DEC08 Transaero is offering Moscow – Mauritius nonstop flight every 10 days

UN889 DME2215 – 1015+1MRU 763
UN890 MRU1215 – 2215DME 763

Ticket sale restricted to J12 only

2
Oct

Transaero to Phuket

Transaero is operating 3 weekly Moscow Domodedovo – Phuket service from 26OCT08. Service initially begins with 3 weekly 767, increasing to 5 weekly Boeing 777 service after Christmas.

26OCT08 – 24DEC08
UN527 DME2235 – 1125+1HKT 763 56
UN527 DME2355 – 1245+1HKT 763 3

UN528 HKT1305 – 1900DME 763 67
UN528 HKT1425 – 2015DME 763 4

Ticket sale restricts to J2Y117

Eff 25DEC08
UN527 DME2235 – 1125+1HKT 772 256
UN527 DME2355 – 1245+1HKT 772 37

UN528 HKT1305 – 1855DME 772 6
UN528 HKT1305 – 1900DME 772 37
UN528 HKT1425 – 2015DME 772 14

Ticket sale restricts to F12Y167

2
Oct

Ethiopian Daily to Beirut

Ethiopian Airlines’ Addis Ababa – Beirut route will increase from 5 to 7 weekly from 26OCT08.

2
Oct

Turkish Zeros out Baghdad availability

It appears that Turkish Airlines’ new Istanbul – Baghdad route is not available for sale. All the inventories has been Zero’d out for the winter period as per Amadeus GDS

2
Oct

Korean Air increase Busan – HK service

Korean Air from 26OCT08 will increase the Busan – Hong Kong route from 3 to 7 weekly.

KE615 PUS0955 – 1240HKG 739 37
KE615 PUS0955 – 1240HKG 738 25
KE617 PUS2135 – 0020+1HKG 739 16
KE617 PUS2135 – 0020+1HKG 738 4

KE618 HKG0300 – 0710PUS 739 27
KE618 HKG0300 – 0710PUS 738 5

KE616 HKG1340 – 1750PUS 738 25
KE616 HKG1340 – 1750PUS 739 37

2
Oct

Air Arabia flight numbers for Kiev / Nairobi / Hyderabad

Air Arabia is starting 3 new destinations to Kiev, Nairobi, Shamshabad (Hyderabad) this winter.

The flight numbers and schedules are the following.

Kiev effective 15OCT08
G9291 SHJ1300 – 1600KBP 246
G9292 KBP1645 – 2325SHJ 246

Nairobi effective 26OCT08
G9735 SHJ0940 – 1350NBO x246
G9736 NBO1435 – 2040SHJ x246

Shamshabad (Hyderabad) effective 27OCT08
G9457 SHJ0020 – 0529HYD D
G9458 HYD0615 – 0840SHJ D

2
Oct

AEROFLOT Domestic flight 08/09 Winter overview

2
Oct

Pacific Blue launch Denpasar from Nov 08

Pacific Blue has announced it’ll be launching service to Denpasar starting the end of November 2008. The schedules has been loaded to GDS on 02OCT08.

Brisbane – Denpasar
Effective 27NOV08
DJ197 BNE0805 – 1220DPS 73G x15

DJ196 DPS1500 – 2230BNE 73G 26
DJ198 DPS2255 – 0625+1BNE 73G 15
DJ198 DPS2325 – 0655+1BNE 73G 3

Adelaide – Denpasar
Effective 28NOV08
DJ195 ADL0930 – 1220DPS 73G 15

DJ194 DPS0015 – 0735ADL 73G 1
DJ194 DPS1500 – 2220ADL 73G 4

Perth – Denpasar
Effective 28NOV08
DJ172 PER1910 – 2150DPS 73G 15
DJ172 PER1925 – 2205DPS 73G 3
DJ172 PER2015 – 2255DPS 73G 7

DJ173 DPS1340 – 1815PER 73G 15
DJ173 DPS1500 – 1935PER 73G 37

2
Oct

QATAR Cargo to start Sialkot

According to report issued by AsiaPulse, QATAR Airways Cargo is launching Doha – Sialkot Cargo service from 27OCT08 with A300F.

Initially this will be once a week

2
Oct

Air France cancel China Eastern codeshare for entire winter

Air France has cancelled its codeshare with China Eastern Airlines on the Shanghai – Paris route for the ENTIRE winter season 2008/09

2
Oct

Air France 777 to Tahiti from April 2009

Air France’s Papeete service will see Boeing 777 replacing Airbus A340 from 01APR09.

Service operates 3 times a week instead of 4.

As a result, it’ll no longer operate A340 aircraft to Los Angeles

2
Oct

Oman Air Daily to London

Oman Air will be operating Daily service on the Muscat – London route from 26OCT08. The new frequency is Day 7

2
Oct

THAI Delhi Winter aircraft changes

As of 02OCT08 Amadeus schedule update, THAI’s Bangkok – Delhi is seeing the following aircraft changes.

TG323/324
27OCT08 – 03DEC08
333
Day 136

04DEC08 – 12JAN09
773 Day 6
333 Day 3
772 Day 1

14JAN09 – 04FEB09
333 Day 36
773 Day 1

eff 05FEB09
333 Day 2
772 Day 15
773 Day 6

TG315/316
26OCT08 – 01DEC08
772 Day 2
773 Day x2

02DEC08 – 17JAN09
772 Day 7
773 Day x7

18JAN09 – 01FEB09
772 Day 456
773 Day x456
eff 02FEB09
772 Day x146
773 Day 146