As per GDS timetable display on 31OCT09, Korean Air is planning to introduce Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on Seoul Incheon – Frankfurt route starting 01JUL10. Service operates 4 times a week in July 2010 (Day x135) and then increase to Daily from 01AUG10.
US Airways’ flight cuts at Las Vegas is the following, as per 31OCT09 GDS timetable display. The list pretty much reflects what was being announced in general earlier this week.
Note some of the following routes may have been adjusted weeks prior to the announcement but is still listed to provide a general idea on the scale of these cuts. In particular, ALL service to Canada (3 cities) will be cancelled, as well as 8 other US domestic cities. By 10FEB10, US Airways’ Daily departures at Las Vegas is being reduced from 64 to 36. Routes with no changes in frequencies are not mentioned below.
Per GDS timetable display on 31OCT09, V Australia starting 18DEC09 will launch Daily Sydney – Nadi Boeing 777-300ER service. However, reservation is not yet available at the time of this post goes to press.
VA027 SYD0810 – 1320NAN 77W D
VA028 NAN1455 – 1820SYD 77W D
Service from 01FEB10 operates 6 weekly (Day x3)
Per GDS timetable display on 30OCT09, AIRFRANCE is to operate Airbus A380 aircraft on the Paris CDG – Johannesburg service, starting 03FEB10.
Service operates 3 times a week on AF990/995 on Day 357 (Day 146 from Johannesburg). From 28MAR10, service increase to Daily.
Eastern Airways from 02NOV09 launches 2 Daily (weekdays) Durham/Tees Valley – Leeds/Bradford – Southampton service. It does not have local traffic rights on Durham/Tees Valley – Leeds/Bradford sector
T34700 MME0645 – 0710LBA0730 – 0840SOU J41 x67
T34706 MME1655 – 1720LBA1740 – 1850SOU J41 x67
T34701 SOU0910 – 1020LBA1035 – 1055MME J41 x67
T34707 SOU1920 – 2030LBA2045 – 2105MME J41 x67
Austrian from 26DEC09 launches 1 weekly SEASONAL Innsbruck – St. Petersburg service. Rossiya Airlines will be codesharing on this service.
OS635/FV4635 INN1115 – 1625LED F70 6
OS636/FV4636 LED1700 – 1810INN F70 6
Service on 02JAN10 and 09JAN10 operates with Fokker 100
Rossiya Airlines as per GDS timetable display on 30OCT09, is displaying suspension of St. Petersburg – Beijing service. Last flight for the year is 11NOV09.
Service to be resumed in Summer 2010.
As per 30OCT09 GDS timetable display, AeroMexico currently plans to operate Boeing 767 aircraft on Mexico City – Los Angeles on selected dates in December 2009.
AM019/647 762 20DEC09
AM019/647 763 25DEC09
As per 30OCT09 GDS timetable display, AeroMexico’s operation on the Mexico City – Toronto in November 2009 as follows:
AM1630 MEX0135 – 0700YYZ 777 4
AM630 MEX1735 – 2315YYZ 737 x134
AM631 YYZ0900 – 1310MEX 737 x245
ANA at the year-end is operating Tokyo Haneda – Guam charter service. Departure operates on 29DEC09 and 30DEC09 and return on 02JAN10 and 03JAN10. Schedule as follows:
NH1273 HND2215 – 0245+1GUM 29DEC09 / 30DEC09
NH1274 GUM0425 – 0700HND 02JAN10 / 03JAN10
As per GDS timetable display on 29OCT09, airberlin is starting 2 weekly Dusseldorf – San Francisco service with LTU A330-200. Service operates from 12MAY10 to 29SEP10. LTU used to operate this service.
AB7392 DUS1200 – 1420SFO 332 35
AB7393 SFO1620 – 1205+1DUS 332 35
China Southern Airlines starting 10JAN10 is re-scheduling its Guangzhou – Melbourne service. The change sees inbound service from Melbourne switching from daytime to overnight flight.
CZ321 CAN2030 – 0910+1MEL 332 357 – 08JAN10
CZ321 CAN2350 – 1230+1MEL 332 357 10JAN10 –
CZ322 MEL1040 – 1700CAN 332 146 – 09JAN10
CZ322 MEL2330 – 0600+1CAN 332 146 11JAN10 –
Saudi Arabian’s NEW 2-class Boeing 777-200ER configuration, which is dubbed as the 77L (not the 777-200LR), is to be introduced starting January 2010. The 77L was briefly operated into New York in Oct 2009 per previous GDS timetable display.
As of 29OCT09, 77L is being introduced on service to Washington DC from 01JAN10, and New York JFK from 01MAR10.
On a side note, the 77L is operating on all Saudia service to London Heathrow, and selected service to Dubai
As per 29OCT09 GDS timetable display, Saudi Arabian Airlines is to operate Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the 2 weekly Jeddah – Kano service, starting 03JAN10. This replace current Boeing 747 service.
As per 29OCT09 GDS timetable display, Saudi Arabian Airlines has further updated its planned Airbus A320 operation.
The Airbus A320, configured in First and Economy Class, is being designated to operate European and some Middle-East service starting 01JAN10.
In particular on service to all European destinations (Frankfurt, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, Paris CDG, Rome), Airbus A320 is to replace ALL Boeing 777-200 service (except London Heathrow with NEW 2-class 777-200ER; 77L) The introduction of Airbus A320 to Europe also sees the elimination of all intra-european sector (excluding service to Madrid), which some flights are currently operating as 1 or 2-stops before reaching their final destinations.
Service in the Middle-East sees A320 operating on selected flights to Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beirut and Dubai.
Operating routes and schedules as follows:
Continental from 13DEC09 to 26DEC09 operates 1 weekly Honolulu – Majuro – Guam service with 737-800.
CO951 GUM0600 – 1205MAJ1255 – 1935-1HNL 738 6
CO952 HNL1330 – 1630+1MAJ1715+1 – 1915+1GUM 738 6
Per GDS timetable display on 29OCT09, ASIANA is increasing Seoul Incheon – Manila service from 14 to 17 weekly from 02DEC09 to 28FEB10.
OZ701 ICN0840 – 1150MNL EQV D
OZ703 ICN1945 – 2255MNL 321 D
OZ715 ICN2030 – 2330MNL 321 357
OZ716 MNL0030 – 0520ICN 321 146
OZ702 MNL1310 – 1750ICN EQV D
OZ704 MNL2355 – 0440+1ICN 321 D
OZ701/702 Day x57 333 Day 57 777