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Oct

Virgin Atlantic reduce Orlando in Winter 08/09

Virgin Atlantic is reducing London Gatwick – Orlando service from 2 Daily to 1 from 11JAN09 to 28MAR09.

VS027/028 will not be operating during this period

7
Oct

Virgin Atlantic temporarily reduction to Tokyo

Virgin Atlantic is reducing service on the London Heathrow – Tokyo route on selected weeks in the 2008/09 season.

Planned cancellation as of 07OCT08 is the following:

21DEC08 – 28DEC08 Day x4 (x5 from NRT)
14JAN09 – 21JAN09 Day x1 (x2)
22JAN09 – 29JAN09 Day x13 (x24)
30JAN09 – 06FEB09 Day x24 (x35)
07FEB09 – 14FEB09 Day x4 (x5)
15FEB09 – 22FEB09 Day x24 (x35)
23FEB09 – 02MAR09 Day x2 (x3)

7
Oct

Virgin Atlantic temporarily reduction to Chicago

Virgin Atlantic’s seasonal Winter reduction on the London Heathrow – Chicago route is the following.

03NOV08 – 10NOV08 Day x6
11NOV08 – 26NOV08 Day x2
21DEC08 – 28DEC08 Day x3
14JAN09 – 29JAN09 Day x26
30JAN09 – 06FEB09 Day x136
07FEB09 – 28MAR09 Day x13

7
Oct

Virgin Atlantic NY aircraft shuffle

As of 07OT08 Amadeus timetable display, Virgin Atlantic’s 2008/09 Winter season for London – New York route is the following.

London Heathrow – New York JFK
VS003/004
343
Day 234
346 Day x234

VS045/046
744
Day x234
346 Day 234

VS009/010
346
Daily

London Heathrow – Newark
VS001/002

346 Daily, except
744 Daily on 01DEC08 – 02JAN09 & 12JAN09 – 29JAN09

VS017/018
346
Daily

7
Oct

1993: Singapore Airlines Network

The following is Singapore Airlines’ Summer 1993 Network, taken from Singapore Airlines Timetable eff 01AUG93. The unit of the frequency is weekly, round-trip basis
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7
Oct

BA to fly 2 Daily to Toronto in Summer 09

As of 07OCT08 Amadeus schedule display, British Airways is operating 2 Daily instead of 17 weekly on the London Heathrow – Toronto route.

BA093/092 is Daily 767 and BA099/098 is Daily 777

7
Oct

China Airlines seat selection surcharge revision

China Airlines issued a clarification in regards to its new seat selection surcharge fee.

The surcharge fee only applies for AISLE seat only.

7
Oct

EVA Air extends extra Amsterdam flight

EVA Air’s original planned extra service on the Taipei – Bangkok – Amsterdam is being extended by 1 extra week.

Original plan was Extra Day 1 from TPE (Day 2 from AMS) from 02DEC08 to 03JAN09. It has now extended till 13JAN09.

7
Oct

EVA Air 332 to Sendai

As of 07OCT08 Amadeus timetable display, EVA Air’s Taipei – Sendai route is showing A330-200 operating on the following dates:

Day 5 17OCT08
Day 24 21OCT08 – 23OCT08
Day 147 26OCT08 – 30OCT08

7
Oct

Air New Zealand suspends Hamilton Tasman route in 09

In the Northern Summer season of 2009, Air New Zealand is suspending service on the Hamilton – Gold Coast and Hamilton – Sydney route. The Northern Summer schedule spans from 29MAR09 to 24OCT09.

7
Oct

1991: American Airlines International Network

The following is American Airlines’ Summer 1991 International network. Taken from American Airlines Timetable World Edition, Effective 01AUG91

Note the list below EXCLUDES Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas.

The unit of the frequencies is WEEKLY. For flights to Asia, Europe, Latin America, the flight number is listed. Flights to the Caribbean are not listed as they’re usually being re-numbered every 3-month or so. Read more »

7
Oct

Afriqiyah to Dubai

Afriqiyah Airways has started 4 weekly Tripoli – Dubai route in late-September, as per AfricanFlyer.

The winter schedule is the following:

8U650 TIP0430 – 1145DXB 319 25
8U650 TIP0900 – 1615DXB 319 36

8U651 DXB1315 – 1715TIP 319 25
8U651 DXB1745 – 2145TIP 319 36

7
Oct

QANTAS A330 turbulence

QANTAS flight QF072, from Singapore to Perth, diverted to Learmonth Royal Air Force Base on Tuesday (07OCt08) when it clear air turbulence.

Amadeus FLIFO record of QF072 is the following:

SIN Left The Gate 0921 // Took off 0932 (Estimated Time of Departure 0905)
LEA Estimated Time of Arrival 1310 // Aircraft Landed 1332 // Arrived 1345

The A330-300 was carrying 303 passengers and 10 crews.

QANTAS has dispatched a Boeing 717 and 767 to Learmonth to collect passengers and crews to Perth.

7
Oct

THAI A340-500 to Milan

THAI as of 07OCT08 Amadeus timetable display is showing on 14OCT08, Bangkok – Milan route is to be operated by A340-500 again.

7
Oct

SIA codeshare on SilkAir Singapore – KL flight

Singapore Airlines has loaded the codeshare flight numbers and availabilities on SilkAir operating Singapore – Kuala Lumpur route on 07OCT08

Route SQ Codeshare MI Operating
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur SQ5322
SQ5326*
SQ5328*
SQ5330
MI332
MI336*
MI338*
MI340
Kuala Lumpur – Singapore SQ5321
SQ5325*
SQ5327*
SQ5329
MI331
MI335*
MI337*
MI339

*Denotes service begins 01DEC08

7
Oct

ETIHAD/SriLankan expands codesharing

ETIHAD and SriLankan Airlines has expanded their codeshare agreement since 01OCT08.

The new codesharing citypairs and flight numbers are:

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7
Oct

BA to delay 2nd Daily summer flight to Vancouver in 09

As of 07OCT08 Amadeus schedule display, British Airways’ seasonal 2nd Daily London Heathrow – Vancouver service in the Summer 2009 season will begin operating from 01JUN09, instead of 29MAR09.

7
Oct

BA to keep 767 on Calgary route in Summer 09

British Airways as per 07OCT08 Amadeus schedule display is showing it’ll continue to operate Boeing 767 aircraft on the London Heathrow – Calgary route in Summer 2009.

7
Oct

British Airways 09 Summer Europe Increase

British Airways is adding 1 extra daily round trip service from London Heathrow to:

Budapest (3 to 4 Daily)
Nice (6 to 7 Daily)
Prague (3 to 4 Daily)
Rome (5 to 6 Daily)

7
Oct

BA increase Lisbon flight in Summer 09

British Airways starting 29MAR09 is increasing its 3 Daily London Heathrow – Lisbon service to 4 Daily.

However, the route will be operated by A319 only instead of a mix of B757 and A320

BA500 LHR0740 – 1015LIS 319 D
BA506 LHR1015 – 1250LIS 319 D
BA502 LHR1455 – 1735LIS 319 D
BA504 LHR1835 – 2115LIS 319 D

BA499 LIS0825 – 1105LHR 319 D
BA501 LIS1105 – 1340LHR 319 D
BA507 LIS1340 – 1615LHR 319 D
BA503 LIS1825 – 2105LHR 319 D