China Cargo Airlines on 01DEC09 applied for Daily Shanghai Pu Dong – Anchorage – Los Angeles – Vancouver – Shanghai Pu Dong service with the CAAC.
The airline plans to launch the service as early as Feburary 2010, with MD11F, or Boeing 747F, or Boeing 777F.
From 06FEB10, China Airlines’ 5 weekly Taipei – Beijing service will all be operated by Boeing 747-400. Currently, Day 135 operates with 744 and Day 67 with 333.
Per GDS timetable display on 01DEC09, EVA Air from 01MAR10 to 20MAR10 is adding 4th weekly Taipei – Bangkok – Amsterdam service. New frequency departs Taipei on Day 1.
Mandarin Airlines’ 2 weekly Taipei – Kalibo service in the Philippines starting 16JAN10 sees parent company China Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 operating, due to strong demand. It currently operates with Embraer E190.
Meanwhile, service on Day 46 will also switch to Day 36 on the same date. Schedules as follows:
As per 01DEC09 GDS timetable display, planned Emirates’ 2nd Daily Dubai – London Heathrow A380 service on EK003/004, is shelved.
Original planned A380 service on EK003/004 was 15DEC09.
Emirates from 01JAN10 to 27MAR10 is increasing Dubai – Riyadh service from 7 to 9 weekly.
EK3815 DXB1000 – 1055RUH 332 13
EK817 DXB1840 – 1935RUH 777 D
EK3816 RUH1210 – 1455DXB 332 13
EK818 RUH2105 – 2350DXB 777 D
Iceland Express in Summer 2010 is offering additional flights and new European service. Highlights are:
Basel 2 weekly instead of 1 in Summer 09
Copenhagen Service operates 10 weekly instead of 8 in Summer 09
Friedrichshafen 2 weekly instead of 1 in Summer 09
Gothenburg 2 weekly service re-scheduled to Day 25 instead of 2 flights on Day 6
London Stansted NEW 2 weekly service, complementing 9 weekly to Gatwick
Paris CDG 2 weekly instead of 1 in Summer 09
Warsaw 3rd weekly service
However, in Summer 2010, seasonal Akureyri – Copenhagen service is reduced from 2 to 1 weekly service.
Schedules as follows:
Citing weak demand, Garuda Indonesia has suspended service to Ho Chi Minh City. Service was operating Daily with 737-800 on Jakarta – Singapore – Ho Chi Minh routing.
Instead it is now codesharing on Vietnam Airlines to maintain its presence. Codeshare flight numbers as follows:
As per GDS timetable display on 01DEC09, Air Europa is ending its weekly Tenerife del Norte – Miami service on 09JAN10, instead of planned 30JAN10. At this point it is unclear if the airline will resume this service in Summer, as it will be launching Madrid – Miami 5 weekly service from March, then increasing to Daily from 17JUN10.
As per GDS timetable display on 01DEC09, KLM is to add 4th weekly Amsterdam – Singapore – Denpasar service starting 21JAN10, and is being maintained in 2010 Summer season.
KLM is scheduled to resume service to Denpasar with extension from Singapore from 06DEC09.
Fuji Dream Airlines on 30NOV09 says it is looking to start Shinshu-Matsumoto – Fukuoka and Shinshu-Matsumoto – Sapporo service from 01JUN10, same day as JAL pulling out from the airport.
Hainan Airlines from 29MAR10 is to increase service on the Beijing – Brussels service to Daily. Service in 2009 Summer was operating 4 times a week.
However, the airlines’ twitter page says the increase is to start from 27APR10.
Danube Wings today (01DEC09) launches 3 weekly Poprad/Tatry – London Luton service with Boeing 737.
V58240 TAT1100 – 1220LTN 737 247
V58241 LTN1300 – 1620TAT 737 247
Canadian North has ended service to Calgary. Service suspension went into affect since 25OCT09.
It operates up to 10 weekly on Calgary – Edmonton (Northbound, 7 weekly Southbound), with connections to Yellowknife, Norman Wells or Inuvik, under the same flight number service.