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23
Nov

Philippine postpone Boeing 777 inaugural till 26NOV09

As per Philippine Airlines’ inventory display on 24NOV09, the airline did not go ahead with the inaugural of Boeing 777-300ER service today (24NOV09).

New inaugural date is set for 26NOV09, still on the Manila – Hong Kong service PR300/301, as well as PR306/307

23
Nov

DELTA launch San Diego – Honolulu Jun 2010

DELTA from 03JUN10 is launching San Diego – Honolulu service on board Boeing 757.  The flight schedule is now showing on DELTA’s website, but not loaded in the reservation system nor bookable as of this moment.  Schedule per DELTA website as follows:

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23
Nov

SWISS/bmi to expand Geneva – London Heathrow

Starting 10JAN10, SWISS will be expanding its current offerings on the Geneva – London Heathrow service, which sees up to 6 Daily flights being offered. It will be cooperating with bmi on this route, which initially sees bmi aircraft operating for SWISS on some flights. Eventually all flights will be operated by SWISS aircraft.

Schedule as follows:
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23
Nov

Lao Airlines resumes Udon Thani & Ho Chi Minh

Lao Airlines is resuming 2 International services in the 2009/10 Winter schedule. It has already resumed 3 weekly Luang Prabang – Udon Thani since 25OCT09 and will resume 3 weekly Pakse – Ho Chi Minh City from 26JAN10.

Schedules as follows:
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23
Nov

Air Namibia / Zambezi Airlines launch codesharing

Air Namibia and Zambezi Airlines has launched codesharing on the Johannesburg – Lusaka route. Air Namibia operates 5 weekly while codeshares on Zambezi’s 2 of 9 weekly flights. (Previously, it was thought Air Namibia used different flight number pair on this sector on 2 weekly service).  In return, Zambezi codeshares on Air Namibia service, which increase offerings from 9 to 14 weekly.

Codeshare flight numbers as following:

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23
Nov

Air Namibia Daily to Frankfurt from Jun 10

As per 23NOV09 Amadeus timetable display, Air Namibia is to increase Windhoek – Frankfurt service from 6 weekly to Daily, starting 01JUN10.  In Northern Summer 09, service operated 6 weekly.  Schedule as follows:

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23
Nov

Shandong Air Dec 09 Hangzhou changes

Shandong Airlines from 01DEC09 launches Daily Hangzhou – Shenzhen service with Boeing 737.

SC4689 HGH1805 – 2000SZX 737 D
SC4690 SZX2050 – 2230HGH 737 D

Meanwhile, existing Hangzhou – Nanning Daily service from 01DEC09 sees Boeing 737 replacing CRJ700.

23
Nov

blu express to Istanbul

blu Express from 17DEC09 launches 6 weekly Rome – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen service with Boeing 737.

BV788 FCO1400 – 1720SAW 737 x67
BV788 FCO1445 – 1805SAW 737 7

BV789 SAW1745 – 1855FCO 737 x67
BV789 SAW1830 – 1940FCO 737 7

23
Nov

Oman Air changes to Male / Colombo

Oman Air as per GDS timetable display on 23NOV09, has switched from Airbus A330-300 to -200 on its 2 weekly each of Muscat – Male – Colombo – Muscat and Muscat – Colombo – Male – Muscat route.

23
Nov

Korean Air extra San Francisco service for Xmas/New Year

As per 23NOV09 GDS timetable display, Korean Air to operate 2 extra flights to San Francisco on 18DEC09 and 02JAN10.

KE8023 ICN1930 – 1240SFO 772
KE8024 SFO1440 – 2030+1ICN 772

23
Nov

Possible Cathay Pacific Sydney reduction

As per GDS inventory display on 23NOV09, Cathay Pacific’s 1 of 4 Daily Hong Kong – Sydney service from 28MAR10 is not available for reservations.

CX161/162 is currently Zero’d out in all classes from that date.  However, the airline has not yet started loading the changes to 2010 Summer schedule, so currently it is unknown if this flight will be gone completely.

23
Nov

THAI 747 to Singapore

As per 23NOV09 GDS timetable display, THAI is assigning Boeing 747-400 aircraft on the Bangkok – Singapore TG409/410 service on following dates:

23NOV09, 26NOV09, 27NOV09, 29NOV09, 30NOV09, 04DEC09, 27DEC09

23
Nov

Emirates scales back Colombo/Singapore increase

Emirates’ planned increase on Dubai – Colombo – Singapore service from 4 weekly to Daily from 01FEB10 (posted on 31DEC08), has been scaled back.

Service will increase to 5 weekly only from the same date.

23
Nov

Cathay Pacific 777-300ER to San Francisco

As per GDS timetable display on 23NOV09, Cathay Pacific is introducing Boeing 777-300ER service on the Hong Kong – San Francisco route starting 01FEB10, on flight CX870/879.

CX872/873 on the same route will be the airlines’ remaining Boeing 747-400 service to North America for Winter 2009/10 season.

23
Nov

Lufthansa by Privatair changes to Pune

From 29MAR10, Lufthansa is adjusting Frankfurt – Pune service.

Current 6 weekly all-Business class service will be changed to 3 weekly, two-class service.  This flight is to continue operated by Privatair aircraft. Schedule eff 29MAR10 as follows:
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23
Nov

Privatair for Lufthansa Configuration change

Privatair for Lufthansa service is gradually re-configuring its inflight offerings.  It currently operates 2 types of configuration – C class and C/Y Class.

C Class on Boeing 737-800 is C56
C/Y Class sees 2 configuration: C24M84 (ex-Munich) and C32M60 (ex-Frankfurt)

By Spring 2010, all Business Class configuration will not be offered as of 23NOV09.