SWISS from 01FEB10 will cancel 4 weekly Zurich – Riyadh – Jeddah service, marking an end of its Saudi Arabia service. However, codeshare service operated by Lufthansa will be continued.
DELTA and Virgin Blue Group starting 18JAN10 will begin codesharing. V Australia’s “VA” code appears on selected DELTA domestic US service from 18JAN10, and DELTA’s “DL” code on Virgin Blue selected service from 15FEB10.
Codeshare routes as follows:
AIRFRANCE today (15DEC09) is to operate extra Paris CDG – New York JFK service. There are 2 flights operating from JFK on 16DEC09. It is unknown if this is related to the airlines’ cancellation of Airbus A380 service on 14DEC09 due to technical issues.
Schedule as follows:
ANA on 14JAN10 and 16JAN10 is to operate Boeing 767-300 aircraft instead of Airbus A320 on Tokyo Narita – Qingdao route
AIRFRANCE from 26JAN10 to 23MAR10 cancels 2 weekly intra-Caribbean service to/from Santo Domingo.
It currently operates 2 weekly AF3966 Pointe-a-Pitre – Santo Domingo and AF3967 Santo Domingo – Fort de France – Pointe-a-Pitre with Airbus A320.
Singapore Airlines starting 28MAR10 launches 5 weekly Singapore – Munich – Manchester 777-300ER service, replaces existing 3 weekly 777-200ER nonstop to Manchester. It appears to have 5th freedom traffic rights on MUC – MAN sector.
The flight is already bookable as per airlines’ inventory system as of 15DEC09, as well as Sabre timetable display. Also, with the launch of Singapore – Munich sector, codeshare service operated by Lufthansa reduced to 2 weekly.
Schedule as following:
Hainan Airlines on 11DEC09 applied new service to Jeju from December 2009 and to Singapore from March 2010 with the CAAC. Details as follows:
Hainan Airlines on 11DEC09 applied with the CAAC for permission to operate following long-haul route, as early as June 2010:
4 weekly Beijing – Cairo – Algiers, A330-200 or 340-600
Aerosvit between 09JUL10 and 24SEP10 is to operate 12 roundtrip service between Japan and Budapest in Hungary, in conjunction with Japanese tour company.
Flight to operate every Friday with 767-300ER (C22Y196)