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21
Oct

THY Double Daily to India in 09 Summer

Turkish Airlines as of 21OCT08 Amadeus timetable display is showing Daily service each on the Istanbul – Delhi and Istanbul – Mumbai route.

It is not clear whether this is a default schedule, since both routes are shown operated by A310-300

21
Oct

Turkish to launch Dakar/Sao Paulo from 29MAR09

As of 21OCT08 Amadeus timetable display, Turkish Airlines is showing 2 weekly Istanbul – Dakar – Sao Paulo service from 29MAR09

TK015 IST1000 – 1435DKR1550 – 1950GRU 343 37
TK016 GRU2135 – 0710+1DKR0825+1 – 1755+1IST 343 37

It does not have the traffic rights on the Dakar – Sao Paulo sector and v.v.

21
Oct

THAI 330 to Dhaka

THAI beginning 01DEC08 plans to operate A330 aircraft alongside with A300.

30NOV08 – 07DEC08
333 Day x17
AB6 Day 17

08DEC08 – 15DEC08
333
Day x7
AB6 Day 7

16DEC08 – 16JAN09
333 Daily

17JAN09 – 31JAN09
333 Day x167
AB6 Day 167

01FEB09 – 28MAR09
333 Day x1
AB6 Day 1

21
Oct

jetStar Auckland launch in April 2009

jetStar has announced it is launching Sydney – Auckland and Gold Coast – Auckland route from 28APR09

JQ201 SYD0930 – 1435AKL 320 D
JQ200 AKL0715 – 0840SYD 320 D

JQ241 OOL1745 – 2245AKL 320 D
JQ240 AKL1535 – 1705OOL 320 D

21
Oct

LACSA starts San Jose – Tegucigalpa

LACSA from 15NOV08 is offering Daily ATR42 service on the San Jose Costa Rica – Tegucigalpa round trip service

LR712 SJO1915 – 2100TGU ATR D
LR711 TGU0745 – 0930SJO ATR D

21
Oct

CAM Central Africa Winter Schedule changes

Compagnie Aerienne du Mali, or CAM, is restructuring its Central African service in the 2008/09 Winter schedule to Douala/DLA, Brazzaville/BZV, Libreville/LBV

From 11DEC08, it is adding new service to Kinshasa/FIH

Air Burkina/2J is also codesharing on these flights

till 04DEC08
Dakar – Bamako – Abidjan – Cotonou – Douala – Brazzaville
I5282/2J282
DKR1050 – 1230BKO1315 – 1445ABJ1530 – 1745COO1830 – 2000DLA2100 – 2250BZV M87 4
I5283/2J283
BZV0900 – 1050DLA1150 – 1320COO1420 – 1430ABJ1515 – 1645BKO M87 1

Dakar – Conakry – Bamako – Cotonou – Douala – Brazzaville
I5284/2J284
DKR1015 – 1135CKY1220 – 1340BKO1425 – 1725COO1810 – 1940DLA2040 – 2230BZV M87 7
I5285/2J285
BZV0900 – 1050DLA1150 – 1320COO1420 – 1520BKO1605 – 1725CKY1810 – 1930DKR M87 5

Dakar – Bamako – Cotonou – Libreville
I5208/2J208 DKR0800 – 0940BKO1025 – 1325COO1410 – 1550LBV M87 3
I5209/2J209 LBV1650 – 1830COO1915 – 2015BKO2100 – 2240DKR M87 3

I5212/2J212 DKR0800 – 0940BKO1025 – 1325COO1410 – 1550LBV M87 6
I5213/2J213 LBV1650 – 1830COO1915 – 2015BKO2100 – 2240DKR M87 3

Dakar – Conakry – Bamako – Abidjan – Lome – Libreville
I5206/2J206
DKR0800 – 0920CKY1005 – 1125BKO1210 – 1340ABJ1425 – 1525LFW1610 – 1850LBV M87 5
I5203/2J203
LBV1300 – 1340LFW1425 – 1525ABJ1610 – 1740BKO1825 – 1945CKY2020 – 2140DKR M87 2

Effective 11DEC08
Dakar – Bamako – Cotonou – Douala – Kinshasa
I5292/2J292 DKR0800 – 0945BKO1045 – 1345COO1500 – 1640DLA1740 – 1940FIH M87 4
I5293/2J293 FIH0820 – 1020DLA1120 – 1300COO1415 – 1515BKO1615 – 1800DKR M87 5

Dakar – Conakry – Bamako – Cotonou – Brazzaville
I5286/2J286 DKR0800 – 0920CKY1005 – 1125BKO1225 – 1525COO1610 – 1855BZV M87 7
I5287/2J287 BZV1015 – 1300COO1415 – 1515BKO1615 – 1800DKR M87 1

Dakar – Bamako – Cotonou – Libreville
I5212/2J212 DKR0800 – 0945BKO1045 – 1345COO1430 – 1610LBV M87 2
I5213/2J213 LBV1710 – 1850COO1935 – 2035BKO2135 – 2320DKR M87 6

I5214/2J214 DKR0800 – 0945BKO1045 – 1345COO1430 – 1610LBV M87 356
I5215/2J215 LBV1710 – 1850COO1935 – 2035BKO2135 – 2320DKR M87 23

Bamako – Cotonou – Brazzaville
New service with Airbus 319 aircraft
I5380/2J380 BKO1500 – 1800COO1845 – 2130BZV 319 14
I5381/2J381 BZV1800 – 2045COO2130 – 2230BKO 319 25

21
Oct

Air Pacific extends Kiribati/Hawaii route cancellation

Air Pacific has extended its cancellation of 1 weekly service on the Nadi – Christmas Island – Honolulu for the 2008/09 Winter season.

Flight was cancelled since September. Air Pacific will keep 2 weekly Nadi – Honolulu service

21
Oct

ANA to codeshare on SIA Johannesburg route

ANA is now displaying its “NH” code on Singapore Airlines’ Singapore – Johannesburg route effective 26OCT08.

ROUTE NH Codesharing SQ Operating
Singapore – Johannesburg NH6274 SQ478
Johannesburg – Singapore NH6275 SQ479

The codeshare service was supposed to start in September 2007

21
Oct

US Airways 757 to Stockholm in Summer 09

US Airways plans to operate Boeing 757 aircraft on the Philadelphia – Stockholm route in the Summer 2009 season. Summer 2008 season is operated with 767

21
Oct

IBERIA additional codeshares to Canada

IBERIA and American Airlines has issued a notice which the Spanish carrier plans to codeshare on the following American service to Canada:

Boston – Toronto
Chicago – Toronto
Chicago – Montreal

Docket Number 2008-0044-0005

21
Oct

Finnair lease AirEuropa 332 to Phuket

After the demise of XL Airways, Finnair has contracted a lease of A330-200 aircraft from AirEuropa to operate its Helsinki – Phuket route for the Winter 08/09 season

21
Oct

Air Fiji Y12 crash into airport building on 12OCT08

An Air Fiji Harbin Yunshuji Y12 with 10 passengers on board hit the airport building when operating Labasa to Matei as PC285 on 12OCT08. All on board escaped.

Article from Fiji Daily Post can be found here

Plane crashes into building
13-Oct-2008 08:59 AM

PASSENGERS on an Air Fiji flight PC285 from Labasa to Matei Airport in Taveuni yesterday had a lucky escape after their plane ploughed into the terminal building.

Witnesses at the airport said the plane’s brakes allegedly failed and the pilot had difficulty in stopping it.

In the process the plane swerved into the Pacific Sun office where about three employees were working yesterday.

Pacific Sun’s general manager Manoa Kamikamica confirmed to Fiji Daily Post yesterday that his staff were unharmed.

Kamikamica also confirmed that Pacific Sun their flights yesterday had to be delayed because of the incident.

It is believed the plane was carrying 10 passengers and was the first flight from Nausori Airport yesterday.

Matei Airport was filled with people as the plane landed after other Air Fiji and Pacific Sun flights had landed.

Some passengers and other witnesses at the airport said they knew something was wrong when they heard an unusual sound coming from the plane’s engine.

People at the airport immediately left the terminal building when they realised what was about happen.

21
Oct

HK Express to Harbin

Hong Kong Express is starting 2 weekly Hong Kong – Harbin service onboard Boeing 737-800 from 26OCT08

UO408 HKG1050 – 1510HRB 738 26
UO409 HRB1555 – 2105HKG 738 26

21
Oct

HK Express flight number changes

Hong Kong Express is switching flight numbers on selected routes from 26OCT08

ROUTE Till 25OCT08 Eff 26OCT08
Hong Kong – Taichung UO2108
UO2106
UO162
UO126
Taichung – Hong Kong

UO2107
UO2109
UO125
UO163
Hong Kong – Okinawa UO602 UO658
Okinawa – Hong Kong UO603 UO657
Hong Kong – Osaka UO606 UO608
Osaka – Hong KOng UO609 UO607
Hong Kong – Phuket UO703 UO719
Phuket – Hong Kong UO704 UO718
21
Oct

Alitalia 2008/09 Winter long-haul changes

Alitalia is reducing its long-haul service for the 2008/09 Winter season.

The unit of the frequency is weekly, unless otherwise stated:

ROUTE 2008 Summer 2008/09 Winter
Rome – Beirut 8 320 8 320
Rome – Boston 7 767 5 767
Rome – Buenos Aires 7 772 7 772
Rome – Caracas 7 767 7 767
Rome – Chicago 7 767 4 767
Rome – Dakar (Resumes 25NOV08) 3 767
Rome – Dubai 6 767 SUSPENDED
Rome – Lagos – Accra 3 767 3 767
Rome – Los Angeles 5 777 SUSPENDED
Rome – Miami 7 777 7 777
Rome – Newark 7 767 SUSPENDED
Rome – New York JFK 7 767 / 7 777 12 767
Rome – Osaka 4 777 4 777
Rome – Sao Paulo 6 777 7 777
Rome – Tehran 3 320 3 320
Rome – Tokyo 7 777 7 777
Rome – Toronto 7 767 5 767
Milan – New York JFK 7 777 7 767
Milan – Sao Paulo 3 777 3 777
Milan – Tokyo 3 777 3 777

21
Oct

Estonian Air CRJ900 in service Summer 09

Estonian Air appears to have loaded CRJ900 aircraft into the GDS for its Summer 2009 schedule. The CRJ900 will be replacing all flights operated by Boeing 737-500.

By Summer 2009, its fleet should consists Boeing 737-300, CRJ900, and leased Saab340.

The following are the specific routes, dates, flights operated by the new CRJ900, as of 21OCT08, and is subject to change.

Tallinn – Stockholm
CRJ900 enters service on 11MAY09 as OV121/122

OV121/122 Day 14 11MAY09 – 14JUN09
OV121/122 Day 125 15JUN09 – 07JUL09
OV123/124 Day 357 13MAY09 – 14JUN09
OV123/124 Day x6 eff 15JUN09
OV125/126 Day 247 12MAY09 – 19MAY09
OV125/126 Day 24 20MAY09 – 14JUN09
OV125/126 Day x6 eff 15JUN09

Tallinn – Copenhagen
Estonian Air’s 1st CRJ900 inaugural service is on 11MAY09 as OV143/144. Service operates on Day 1 till 08JUN09

09JUN09 – 30JUN09
OV141/142 Day 6
OV143/144 Day 56

From 03JUL09
OV143/144 Day 5 (03JUL09 only)
OV143/144 Day 6 eff 11JUL09
OV141/142 Day 16 eff 09JUL09
OV145/146 Day 17 eff 06JUL09

Tallinn – Brussels
CRJ900 service debuts on 13MAY09

OV177/178 Day 35 13MAY09 – 05JUN09
OV175/176 Day 1 eff 15JUN09

By 01JUL09, all 5 weekly service operates with CRJ900

Tallinn – Dublin
The summer seasonal service in 2009 will be operated by CRJ900, 2 weekly from June 2009

Tallinn – Frankfurt
Day 13 service from 15JUN09
Day 7 service from 12JUL09

Tallinn – Hamburg
Day 6 from 20JUN09, except 04JUL09

Tallinn – Kiev
Day 4 service from 04JUN09
Day 24 service from 01JUL09

Tallinn – London Gatwick
Day 1 eff 22JUN09

Tallinn – Milan Malpensa
Day 6 eff 04JUL09

Tallinn – Moscow
OV301/302 Day 34 11JUN09 – 30JUN09
OV301/302 Day x167 eff 01JUL09

Tallinn – Munich
Day 2 service from 02JUN09
Day 6 service from 04JUL09
Day 4 service from 07JUL09

Tallinn – Oslo
OV133/134 Day 245 16JUN09 – 30JUN09
OV137/138 Day 2 16JUN09 – 30JUN09

OV133/134 Day 235 eff 01JUL09
OV135/136 eff 12JUL09
OV137/138 Day x167 eff 12JUL09

Tallinn – Vienna
Day 7 service from 07JUN09
Day 3 service from 17JUN09

By 01JUL09, all 3 weekly operates with CRJ900

Estonian Air CRJ900 configuration
C8 Y20 M60
Layout AC – DF
C Row 1-2
Y Row 3-7
M Row 8-22 (except 13)

21
Oct

Lufthansa 09 Summer to Chicago/Detroit

As of 21OCT08 Amadeus timetable display, Lufthansa’s Frankfurt – Chicago service is to be operated by 1 Daily 747-400 and 1 Daily A330-300 in Summer 09.

As per Lufthansa published timetable for Summer 08, service is 1 Daily 747-400 and 1 Daily A340-600 (recently alongside with -300)

The Frankfurt – Detroit currently displays 1 Daily 747-400 in 2009. Service in Summer 2008 is 12 weekly 330

21
Oct

SAS CRJ900NG Routes in Summer 2009

SAS planned CRJ900NG routes for the Summer 2009 season is the following. Note all info are as of 21OCT08 Amadeus timetable display

Copenhagen – Aalborg
Some flights are operated by MD80 or CRJ200

Copenhagen – Aarhus
Some service operated by MD80 or A319

Copenhagen – Amsterdam
SK2551/2552 Day 6
SK553/554 Day 7 (05JUL09 – 18OCT09)

Copenhagen – Bergen

Copenahgen – Birmingham UK
2 Daily service

Copenhagen – Brussels
SK1593/1594 Day 6

Copenhagen – Bucharest
Day x67 from 03AUG09

Copenhagen – Dusseldorf
SK1621/1622 Day 46 (04APR09 – 11APR09); Day 6 (effective 18APR09)
SK627/628 Day 57 (05APR09 – 12APR09); Day 7 (effective 19APR09)
SK629/630 Day 6 (Day 7 from DUS; effective 09MAY09)

Copenhagen – Gdansk
SK755/756 Day x67
SK753/754 Day 567

Copenhagen – Gothenburg
SK432/433 Day 6 (22AUG09 – 24OCT09)
SK436/437 Day 26 (14APR09 – 04JUL09)
SK436/437 Day 6 (effective 11JUL09)
SK434/435 Day x67 (effective 29JUN09)
SK446/447 Day x67 (06JUL09 – 07AUG09)
SK1444/1445 Day 6 (effective 12SEP09)

Copenhagen – Hamburg
SK1647/1648 Day x267 (from 29JUN09)

Copenhagen – Kiev
SK1738/1739 Day 6 (effective 28JUN09)

Copenhagen – Luxembourg
SK2583/2584 Day x67

Copenhagen – Moscow
SK2734/2735 Day 7 (19APR09 to 28JUN09)

Copenhagen – Stavanger
Selected service begins 04MAY09, all service from 01JUN09

Copenhagen – Stuttgart
SK655/656 Day x6

Copenhagen – Turku
SK2718/2719 Daily (effective 01JUL09)

Copenahgen – Warsaw
SK751/752 Day 6
SK2751/2752 from 01JUL09

Copenhagen – Zurich
SK603/604 Day 6 (effective 04JUL09)

21
Oct

SAS CRJ900NG to Bergen in Summer 09

From 02MAY09, SAS’ Copenhagen – Bergen route is being operated by CRJ900 on selected flights.

By 01JUN09 all service will be operated by CRJ900, replacing Bae146 of Atlantic Airways

21
Oct

Lufthansa cancels Frankfurt – Bordeaux

Lufthansa is cancelling Frankfurt – Bordeaux service from 26OCT08. Service currently operates with Embraer 170/175 aircraft