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30
Oct

AirAsia to Tiruchirapally

AirAsia from 01DEC08 begins Daily A320 service on the Kuala Lumpur – Tiruchirapally. This is AirAsia’s 1st destination in India

AK231 KUL0740 – 0855TRZ 320 D
AK232 TRZ0925 – 1540KUL 320 D

30
Oct

Air Macau adds Seoul frequencies

Air Macau from 17DEC08 is increasing Macau – Seoul service from 3 to 6 weekly.

There will be service operates Daily except Thursday. Current frequency is Day 135

30
Oct

Air Macau increase Manila to 10 weekly

Air Macau from 03NOV08 is increasing Manila – Macau from 7 to 10 weekly

NX852 MFM0700 – 0900MNL 319 246
NX856 MFM1415 – 1610MNL 319 135
NX2856 MFM1540 – 1745MNL 320 x246

NX851 MNL0950 – 1145MFM 319 246
NX2855 MNL1230 – 1435MFM 320 x246
NX855 MNL1700 – 1930MFM 319 135

30
Oct

Shanghai Air switch codeshare flight number pairs by China Eastern

Shanghai Airlines since 26OCT08 has re-numbered its codeshare flight number pairs on domestic routes operated by China Eastern Airlines

Flight numbers in ( ) represents the codeshare flight used till 25OCT08

ROUTE FM Codeshare MU Operating
Shanghai Hongqiao – Nanning FM9925 (5397) MU5397
Nanning – Shanghai Hongqiao FM9926 (5398) MU5398
Shanghai Hongqiao – Shenzhen FM9919 (5335)
FM9909 (5323)
FM9923 (5345)
FM9915 (5331)
FM9911 (5327)
FM9913 (5329)
FM9917 (5333)
MU5335
MU5323
MU5345
MU5331
MU5327
MU5329
MU5333
Shenzhen – Shanghai Hongqiao FM9920 (5336)
FM9910 (5324)
FM9924 (5346)
FM9916 (5332)
FM9912 (5328)
FM9914 (5330)
FM9918 (5334)
MU5336
MU5324
MU5346
MU5332
MU5328
MU5330
MU5334
Shanghai Hongqiao – Tianjin FM9905 (5149)
FM9901 (5145)
FM9903 (5147)
FM9907 (5189)
MU5149
MU5145
MU5147
MU5189
Tianjin – Shanghai Hongqiao FM9908 (5190)
FM9906 (5150)
FM9902 (5146)
FM9904 (5148)
MU5190
MU5150
MU5146
MU5148
Shanghai Hongqiao – Urumqi FM9951 (5633) MU5633
Urumqi – Shanghai Hongqiao FM9952 (5634) MU5634
Shanghai Pu Dong – Chengdu FM9931 (5407)
FM9929 (5405)
FM9935 (5413)
FM9927 (5403)
FM9933 (5411)
MU5407
MU5405
MU5413
MU5403
MU5411
Chengdu – Shanghai Pu Dong FM9928 (5402)
FM9932 (5408)
FM9934 (5412)
FM9936 (5406)
FM9930 (5414)
MU5402
MU5408
MU5412
MU5406
MU5414
Shanghai Pu dong – Chongqing FM9937 (5419)
FM9939 (5421)
FM9941 (5423)
FM9943 (5427)
MU5419
MU5421
MU5423
MU5427
Chongqing – Shanghai Pu Dong FM9938 (5420)
FM9942 (5424)
FM9940 (5422)
FM9944 (5428)
MU5420
MU5424
MU5422
MU5428
Shanghai Pu Dong – Harbin FM9945 (5613)
FM9947 (5615)
FM9949 (5619)
MU5613
MU5615
MU5619
Harbin – Shanghai Pu Dong FM9950 (5620)
FM9946 (5614)
FM9948 (5618)
MU5620
MU5614
MU5618
Shanghai Pu Dong – Shenzhen FM9921 (5343) MU5343
Shenzhen – Shanghai Pu Dong FM9922 (5344) MU5344
30
Oct

Shanghai Airlines switch Air China codeshare flight numbers

Shanghai Airlines since 26OCT08 has re-numbered its codeshare flight number pairs on domestic routes operated by Air China

Flight numbers in ( ) represents the codeshare flight used till 25OCT08

ROUTE FM Codeshare CA Operating
Beijing – Chengdu FM9857 (1405)
FM9894 (4118)
CA1405
CA4118
Chengdu – Beijing FM9893 (4113)
FM9858 (1426)
CA4113
CA1426
Beijing – Guangzhou FM9853 (1351)
FM9851 (1329)
CA1351
CA1329
Guangzhou – Beijing FM9854 (1310)
FM9852 (1302)
CA1310
CA1302
Beijing – Hangzhou FM9880 (1708)
FM9882 (1714)
CA1708
CA1714
Hangzhou – Beijing FM9879 (1701)
FM9881 (1596)
CA1701
CA1596
Beijing – Harbin FM9877 (1603) CA1603
Harbin – Beijing FM9878 (1640) CA1640
Beijing – Nanjing FM9885 (1819) CA1819
Nanjing – Beijing FM9886 (1820) CA1820
Beijing – Qingdao
Qingdao – Beijing
Beijing – Shanghai Hongqiao FM9888 (1831)
FM9860 (1501)
FM9866 (1519)
FM9874 (1557)
FM9864 (1517)
FM9868 (1521)
FM9862 (1515)
FM9890 (1855)
FM9872 (1549)
FM9892 (1857)
FM9876 (1589)
CA1831
CA1501
CA1519
CA1557
CA1517
CA1521
CA1515
CA1855
CA1549
CA1857
CA1589
Shanghai Hongqiao – Beijing FM9891 (1858)
FM9875 (1590)
FM9887 (1832)
FM9859 (1502)
FM9865 (1520)
FM9873 (1558)
FM9863 (1518)
FM9867 (1522)
FM9861 (1516)
FM9889 (1856)
FM9871 (1550)
CA1858
CA1590
CA1832
CA1502
CA1520
CA1558
CA1518
CA1522
CA1516
CA1856
CA1550
Beijing – Shenzhen FM9855 (1337) CA1337
Shenzhen – Beijing FM9856 (1358) CA1358
Beijing – Xiamen FM9883 (1801) CA1801
Xiamen – Beijing FM9884 (1802) CA1802
30
Oct

Shanghai Airlines launch Beijing – Harbin

Shanghai Airlines has launched Beijing – Harbin route today with a Boeing 737

FM9121 PEK1605 – 1750HRB 737 D
FM9122 HRB1310 – 1505PEK 737 D

30
Oct

Sayakhat Airlines on Almaty – Tel Aviv

Sayakhat Airlines on Amadeus timetable display is showing a weekly flight operating on the Almaty – Tel Aviv route in the Winter schedule

W7353 ALA0910 – 1210TLV TU5 4
W7354 TLV2340 – 0800+1ALA TU5 4

30
Oct

Austrian 767 to Tel Aviv from May 2009

Austrian’s 2 Daily Vienna – Tel Aviv service is to be operated by Boeing 767, replacing current A320/321 operation, effective 04MAY09

30
Oct

Tiger Airways to Kuching

Tiger Airways from 20NOV08 is to start Singapore – Kuching Daily service

TR492 SIN1340 – 1500KCH 320 7
TR492 SIN1435 – 1555KCH 320 x7

TR493 KCH1535 – 1655SIN 320 7
TR493 KCH1625 – 1745SIN 320 x7

30
Oct

ANA applies ASIANA codeshare to Saipan

ASIANA has issued a notification which it plans to carry ANA’s “NH” code on its new Osaka – Saipan route, starting 17DEC08.

Docket 2008-0316-0001

30
Oct

BIMAN keeps 747 lease; Hajj Season to Jeddah

As per 30OCT08 Amadeus timetable display, BIMAN Bangladesh appears to have kept the Boeing 747 on lease. The 747 is primarily operating service into Jeddah and also be used for the Hajj flight.

DAC – Dhaka
CGP – Chittagong
ZYL – Sylhet

747 – Y512
D10 – Y314

Regular Schedule from 08NOV08:

BG037 DAC2330 – 0400+1JED 747 25 11NOV08 – 02DEC08
BG035 DAC2330 – 0400+1JED 747 x25 08NOV08 – 01DEC08

BG036 JED0530 – 1440DAC 747 x36
BG038 JED0530 – 1445CGP1545 – 1630DAC 747 36

Extra flights
04NOV08
BG111 DAC1530 – 1930JED

09NOV08
BG121 DAC0030 – 0430JED

12NOV08
BG129 DAC0030 – 0430JED

13NOV08
BG133 DAC1510 – 1910JED

14NOV08
BG135 CGP0515 – 0930JED
BG137 DAC2150 – 0150+1JED

15NOV08
BG139 DAC1530 – 1930JED

16NOV08
BG141 DAC0910 – 1310JED

17NOV08
BG143 DAC0220 – 0620JED
BG145 DAC1910 – 2310JED

18NOV08
BG147 DAC1310 – 1710JED

22NOV08
BG157 DAC0330 – 0730JED
BG159 DAC2230 – 0230+1JED

23NOV08
BG161 DAC1820 – 2220JED

24NOV08
BG163 DAC1310 – 1710JED

25NOV08
BG165 DAC0550 – 0950JED
BG311 ZYL0915 – 1330JED

26NOV08
BG167 DAC0230 – 0630JED
BG169 DAC2130 – 0130+1JED

27NOV08
BG313 ZYL0900 – 1310JED
BG171 DAC1630 – 2030JED

28NOV08
BG173 DAC1510 – 1910JED

29NOV08
BG175 DAC0520 – 0920JED

30NOV08
BG177 DAC0420 – 0820JED
BG179 DAC2120 – 0120+1JED

01DEC08
BG181 DAC1140 – 1540JED

02DEC08
BG183 DAC0550 – 0950JED

23DEC08
BG806 JED1450 – 0005+1CGP D10

30DEC08
BG810 JED1250 – 2205ZYL D10

01JAN09
BG812 JED1610 – 0125+1ZYL D10

Inbound flight from Jeddah to Dhaka
JED2050 – 0605+1DAC

Operational Date Flight Number
08JAN09 BG558
09JAN09 BG560
10JAN09 BG562
11JAN09 BG564

JED2110 – 0625+1DAC

Operational Date Flight Number
11DEC08 BG502
27DEC08 BG534
28DEC08 BG536
29DEC08 BG538
02JAN09 BG546
12JAN09 BG566

JED2210 – 0725+1DAC

Operational Date Flight Number
21DEC08 BG522
26DEC08 BG532
03JAN09 BG548
04JAN09 BG550
05JAN09 BG552
06JAN09 BG554
07JAN09 BG556
30
Oct

UNITED one-time A319 LA – Vancouver

UNITED on 17DEC08 is operating Airbus A319 aircraft on the late-evening Los Angeles – Vancouver flight. Inbound is early morning on 18DEC08

UA1411/AC5103 LAX2028 – 2328YVR 319 17DEC08
UA1418/AC5038 YVR0700 – 0958LAX 319 18DEC08

30
Oct

US Airways relaunch Charlotte – Paris

US Airways has announced it’ll resume Charlotte – Paris CDG route after nearly 7 years of suspension.

Service to start from 21APR09 as seasonal service with Boeing 767.

US770 CLT1630 – 0640+1CDG 767 D
US771 CDG1200 – 1535CLT 762 D 22APR09 –

30
Oct

AEROFLOT 330 long-haul inaugural delays

As of 30OCT08 Amadeus timetable update, AEROFLOT appears to have pushed back the A330 inaugural dates to Tokyo and Shanghai

Tokyo
Originally planned 24NOV08 launch, postponed till 12DEC08. A330 operates Daily

Shanghai
Originally planned 28NOV08 launch, postponed till 23DEC08. It’s initial inaugural date was around 21DEC08. It plans to operate 5 weekly 330 and 1 weekly 767

30
Oct

AEROFLOT A330 Configuration

The Seat Map of AEROFLOT A330 is now appearing on Amadeus GDS.

The following is the text description.

Business Class
34 Seats

Layout AC – DG – HK
Rows 1 – 6
Exceptions No Seat 4D & 4G

Economy Class
207 Seats

Layout AC – DEFG – HK
Rows 11 – 37
Wing Section Rows 11 – 21
Exception Row 11, 34-37 does not have “E” seat; No 37A/37C/37H/37K Seats

30
Oct

AEROFLOT 330 Moscow – St. Petersburg

As of 30OCT08 Amadeus timetable display, AEROFLOT’s new A330-200 aircraft is planned for crew familiarization flight on the regular Moscow – St. Petersburg service from 22NOV08 to 11DEC08.

However, these dates may be changed or may start earlier than planned.

SU837/838
22NOV08 – 25NOV08 Day 126
26NOV08 – 30NOV08 Day x47
01DEC08 – 11DEC08 Day x7

SU839/840
23NOV08 – 07DEC08 Day 7

SU845/846
22NOV08 – 25NOV08 Day 126
26NOV08 – 30NOV08 Day x47
04DEC08 – 11DEC08 Day x7

SU851/852
22NOV08 – 30NOV08
Day 127
01DEC08 – 11DEC08 Daily

30
Oct

THAI 744 to Taipei/Seoul from November 08

THAI’s planned Boeing 747-400 service on the Bangkok – Taipei – Seoul route has been postponed till 05NOV08.

Service currently is operated by 777-300 as usual. 777-200 planned for 31OCT08 operation

30
Oct

QANTAS QF012 Flight Status on 27OCT08

A QANTAS Boeing 747-400 from Los Angeles to Sydney on 27OCT08 was “flying blind” as the Boeing 747 weather radar malfunctioned. An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200, took off 1 hour prior, came to aid for the pilot on QANTAS 747, providing weather information throughout the flight.

Amadeus FLIFO for QF012 on 27OCT08 shows the following.

LAX Left The Gate 2241
LAX Took off 2305
Estimated Time of Departure 2230
Estimated Time of Arrival / AKL 0710

AKL Aircraft Landed 0703
AKL Aircraft Arrived 0707

QF012 LAX2230 – 0705+2AKL0830+2 – 0955+2SYD 27OCT08

30
Oct

Air Canada selling 1 Daily Vancouver – London from Jun 09

As of 30OCT08 Amadeus availability display, only 1 of 2 Air Canada’s Daily Vancouver – London from 01JUN09 is currently on sale.

AC896/897 schedule is being displayed but there are no inventories open for sale

30
Oct

TAAG to further re-schedule Beijing flight

As per 30OCT08 Amadeus timetable display, TAAG is further rescheduling the Luanda to Beijing flight

DT690 LAD1630 – 1400+1PEK 777 36 -12NOV08
DT690 LAD0600 – 0300+1PEK 777 36 15NOV08 –
DT691 PEK0600 – 1330LAD 777 47