As per 12NOV09 GDS inventory display QATAR Airways has adjusted its 2010 Summer network. Note this is the first major changes and further adjustments are expected. Note this REPLACE the planned 2010 Summer operation that was posted on 02MAY09 and 04MAY09
Changes as follows:
British Airways and IBERIA has just announced an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the merger deal, which creates about 400 Million Euros os synergies. (Reuters)
The newly-merged company, to be formalized in 10Q1 and complete by the end of 2010, sees British Airways controls 55% share while IBERIA holds 45%
Iberia’s chairman Antonio Vazquez will be chairman of the new company, while BA’s Chief Executive Willie Walsh will be CEO.
However, the deal may collapse as…
Iberia said it reserves the right to back out of the deal if the final agreement between BA and the administrators of its pensin deficit is not “reasonably satisfactory.”
Per GDS inventory display ON 12NOV09, DELTA is reducing then canceling service on the Tokyo – Ho Chi Minh route, currently operated by subsidiary nwa.
From 02JAN10, service reduced from Daily to 4 weekly (Day x136 from NRT).
From 26MAR10, service cancelled, just after 9 months of the launch.
Porter Airlines announced it will be launching 2 weekly Toronto City – Myrtle Beach service from 28FEB10 to 30MAY10. This will be the only nonstop service from Canada to Myrtle Beach.
ASIANA Cargo today (12NOV09) launches 2 weeklyservice to Milan Malpensa. Routing is Seoul Incheon – London Stansted – Milan Malpensa – Seoul Incheon
Middle East Airlines from 18DEC09 is increasing Beirut – Baghdad service from 4 weekly (Day x135) to Daily.
As per 12NOV09 GDS timetable display, Singapore Airlines has further adjusted aircraft operation on Singapore – Sydney SQ219/220 service from 01FEB10.
Planned 777-300 service from 01FEB10 is shelved, and being operated by 777-200ER instead. SQ219/220 planned aircraft operation until 31JAN10 was posted on 26OCT09
TAAG Angola on 09DEC09 is to operate Luanda – Ilha do Sal – Havana route (Havana departure 2 days later), as per 12NOV09 GDS timetable display. Starting 20JAN10, service operates bi-weekly.
DT700 LAD2130 – 0200+1SID0330+1 – 0900+1HAV 74D 3 (flying time 06:30 / 09:30)
DT701 HAV1000 – 2000SID2130 – 0600+1LAD 74D 5 (flying time 06:00 / 06:30)
EGYPTAIR is canceling its seasonal Cairo – Montreal service. The summer only service will not be resumed in 2010.
EGYPTAIR from 31MAY10 is doubling service on the Cairo – Tokyo Narita route from 3 to 6 weekly. Operating aircraft is switching from Airbus A340 to Boeing 777 (assuming -300ER), which sees extra 60-80 seats per flight.
brussels airlines since 25OCT09 has launched codeshare agreement with TAP Portugal, covering flights between Portugal and Brussels.
Codeshare flight numbers as follows:
brussels airlines from 12JAN10 will begin codeshare service on EGYPTAIR’s service on Brussels – Cairo 4 weekly and Brussels – Luxor 1 weekly service. Codeshare flight numbers as follows:
ETIHAD starting 01JAN10 is increasing current 4 weekly Abu Dhabi – Hyderabad service to Daily. New frequency departs Abu Dhabi on Day 246
Midwest Airlines has introduced Airbus A319 aircraft on the following routes since 03NOV09:
Milwaukee – Boston
Milwaukee – Los Angeles
Milwaukee – Tampa
China Eastern on 15OCT09 issued an application with the CAAC for approval to operate:
2 weekly Kunming – Dubai with 767 or A330-300