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30
Nov

China Southern/China Eastern Codesharing

China Southern and China Eastern in 2009/10 Winter season continues to maintain codeshare agreement, which covers the following:

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30
Nov

AIRFRANCE AF445 Emergency MayDay Call 30NOV09

An AIRFRANCE Airbus A330-200 issued a mayday call over the Atlantic on 30NOV09, reported by The Aviation Herald. AIRFRANCE AF445, was operating from Rio de Janeiro to Paris CDG, 29NOV09 departure.
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30
Nov

China Airlines to Miyazaki from Jan 2010

China Airlines from 21JAN10 launches Taipei – Miyazaki 2 weekly service.  This route previously was operated by EVA Air, which pulled out citing to poor load.

CI114 TPE1350 – 1640KMI 738 47
CI115 KMI1740 – 1905TPE 738 47

30
Nov

TAP Portugal/Aegean expands codeshare via Madrid

TAP Portugal and Aegean Airlines starting 01DEC09 expands their codeshare service via Madrid, as the latter launches Madrid – Athens service.  The pair already codeshares via Barcelona in Spain.

Codeshare flight numbers as follows (Barcelona routing also included for reference):

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30
Nov

TAP Portugal/SWISS codeshare to Athens

TAP Portugal’s “TP” code is now appearing on SWISS’ service to Athens.

Codeshare flight numbers as follows:

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30
Nov

brussels airlines/TAP expands codesharing from Jan 10

Starting 12JAN10, brussels airlines and TAP Portugal will enter phase 2 of the codeshare agreement, which sees brussels’ “SN” code appears on TAP’s Domestic service, while the latter’s “TP” code appears on selected European service on SN.

Codeshare flight numbers and citypairs as follows:

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30
Nov

MAS Beijing reductions in Jan 2010

As per GDS timetable display on 30NOV09, Malaysia Airlines is reducing Kuala Lumpur – Beijing service from Daily to 5 weekly between 30DEC09 and 26JAN10.

MH370/371 operates on Day 136 and MH378/379 operates on Day 47

30
Nov

TAP Portugal extra Luanda service

TAP Portugal between 04JAN10 and 09JAN10 is to operate 2 extra Lisbon – Porto – Luanda – Lisbon service.

TP2259 LIS1025 – 1120OPO1220 – 2105LAD 343 04JAN10/09JAN10
TP2250 LAD2310 – 0605+1LIS 343 04JAN10/09JAN10

30
Nov

TAP Portugal postpone Algiers launch till Jan 2010

TAP Portugal’s planned 3 weekly Lisbon – Algiers service has been postponed till January. The new launch date is now set for 03JAN10.

30
Nov

Hewa Bora European cancellation

Hewa Bora Airways as per 30NOV09 GDS timetable display is showing cancellation of European service from 10DEC09 to 12JAN10.

In Winter 2009 season, the airline operates Boeing 757 Kinshasa – Brussels – Paris CDG 1 weekly service.

30
Nov

Jet Airways new Mumbai – Dhaka launch date

Jet Airways is now currently scheduling Mumbai – Dhaka launch on 23DEC09.  This new route has been postponed for several times during 2009.
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30
Nov

Felix Airways launched 2 new Saudi Cities

Felix Airways of Yemen has launched new service to Saudi Arabia. On 12NOV09, it launched service to Madinah 2 weekly, and 1 weekly service to Dammam on 26NOV09.

In addition to these new international service, it currently also operates 2 weekly to Sharjah, 3 weekly to Jeddah, 1 weekly to Salalah in Oman and 3 weekly to Djibouti.  All service operates with CRJ700.

Schedules taken from the airlines’ website are the following for 2009/10 Winter season.

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30
Nov

Shenzhen Air Shijiazhuang – Tokyo charter

Shenzhen Airlines is to operate a charter service from Shijiazhuang to Tokyo with Airbus A320 towards the year-end

SJW1330 – 1630NRT 320 29DEC09
NRT1630 – 1840SJW 320 02JAN10

30
Nov

UNITED to Rotorua with Air New Zealand

UNITED will begin codeshare on Air New Zealand’s Sydney – Rotorua route when the latter launch this service from 12DEC09.  Codeshare flight numbers as follows:

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30
Nov

Gulf Air Bangkok Summer 10 changes

Per GDS timetable display on 30NOV09, Gulf Air is reducing Bahrain – Bangkok service from 12 weekly to 7 weekly with various schedules from 27MAR10. It operated 11 weekly service in Summer 09. Schedules as follows:
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30
Nov

JAL cancels 3 Routes from Shinshu-Matsumoto

JAL on Monday 30NOV09 announced additional withdrawal of Domestic service, which sees the airline pulls out from Shinshu-Matsumoto airport, where it operates 3 routes.

Cancellation of the service out of Shinshu-Matsumoto is in effect from 01JUN10.  Current routes are:

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30
Nov

Air Canada/Lufthansa France codeshare expansion

Air Canada has expanded its codeshare service with Lufthansa which covers service to France. The new codeshare destinations are Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse.  Service to Nice is now also available in addition to previously existed codeshare agreement with SAS.

Codeshare flight numbers and routes as follows:

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30
Nov

ASIANA/Continental to launch codesharing

ASIANA’s Dec 2009 edition timetable is now showing codeshare service with Continental Airlines.  The following is the planned codeshare routes and flight numbers taken from the timetable, although there may be additional codeshare service available.

Currently, these flights are scheduled to begin from 15DEC09, but as of this post goes to press, they are currently not yet available to book.

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30
Nov

Shandong Air launch Jinan – Osaka

Shandong Airlines has launched Jinan – Osaka Kansai scheduled charter service. Service operates with 737-700 twice a week.

SC4093 TNA0805 – 1135KIX 73G 26
SC4094 KIX1235 – 1425TNA 73G 26

29
Nov

Lufthansa Removes First Class on 6 Routes in W09

Lufthansa from 15DEC09 to 27MAR10 will cancel First Class service on 6  long-haul service. No aircraft re-configuration will be involved by the Star Alliance member, but First Class seats during this period is being sold as Business Class (With Business Class amenities).

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