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Nov

QATAR 2010 Summer Highlights

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:

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12
Nov

British Airways / IBERIA signs MoU for Merger Deal

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.”

12
Nov

DELTA changes to Vietnam; pull out by Mar 10

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.

12
Nov

Porter Seasonal launch to Myrtle Beach

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.

12
Nov

UNITED 3rd Daily Denver – Toronto from Feb 10

UNITED from 11FEB10 is adding 3rd Daily Denver – Toronto service.  Service operates with UNITED Express Embraer E170.  Schedule as follows: Read more »

12
Nov

ASIANA Cargo to Milan

ASIANA Cargo today (12NOV09) launches 2 weeklyservice to Milan Malpensa.  Routing is Seoul Incheon – London Stansted – Milan Malpensa – Seoul Incheon

12
Nov

Estonian Air increase Tallinn – Vilnius

Estonian Air from 16NOV09 is increasing Tallinn – Vilnius service from 8 to 10 weekly. The new flight is OV655/656 service operating on Day 15.

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12
Nov

jetBlue Boston expansion schedule

jetBlue on 29OCT09 announced expansion in the Boston market in 2010. It will be expanding its presence by 30% in terms of departures. Detailed schedules and the launch dates are the following: (Note these schedules vary during certain periods)

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12
Nov

MEA Daily to Baghdad

Middle East Airlines from 18DEC09 is increasing Beirut – Baghdad service from 4 weekly (Day x135) to Daily.

12
Nov

SIA 772 to Sydney Feb/Mar 10

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

12
Nov

TAAG Angola to Cuba

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)

12
Nov

EGYPTAIR cancels Montreal service

EGYPTAIR is canceling its seasonal Cairo – Montreal service.  The summer only service will not be resumed in 2010.

12
Nov

EGYPTAIR doubles Tokyo service 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.

12
Nov

brussels / ADRIA launch codesharing

brussels airlines has started codeshare service on Star Alliance member ADRIA’s Brussels – Ljublajana service since 25OCT09.

Codeshare flight numbers as follows:

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12
Nov

brussels airlines / TAP Portugal launch codesharing

brussels airlines since 25OCT09 has launched codeshare agreement with TAP Portugal, covering flights between Portugal and Brussels.

Codeshare flight numbers as follows:

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12
Nov

brussels airlines / EGYPTAIR launch codeshare Jan 10

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:

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12
Nov

ETIHAD increase Hyderabad to Daily from Jan 10

ETIHAD starting 01JAN10 is increasing current 4 weekly Abu Dhabi – Hyderabad service to Daily. New frequency departs Abu Dhabi on Day 246

12
Nov

Midwest Airbus A319 routes

Midwest Airlines has introduced Airbus A319 aircraft on the following routes since 03NOV09:

Milwaukee – Boston
Milwaukee – Los Angeles
Milwaukee – Tampa

12
Nov

Midwest to launch SF & Raleigh form Milwaukee

Midwest Airlines from 01APR10 launches 2 Daily Milwaukee – Raleigh and 19APR10 launches 1 Daily Milwaukee – San Francisco.  Former to operate with Embraer E170 and latter with Airbus A319.

Schedule as follows:

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12
Nov

China Eastern applies Kunming – Dubai service

China Eastern on 15OCT09 issued an application with the CAAC for approval to operate:

2 weekly Kunming – Dubai with 767 or A330-300