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
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:
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:
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:
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.