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22
Dec

American Airlines AA331 Kingston, Jamaica accident

An American Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 aircraft overshoot the runway upon landing at Kingston, Jamaica on 22DEC09. Heavy rainfall reported at time of the incident.  Flight AA331, is a codeshare flight of British Airways BA5195.

As of 2332PDT: American Airlines issued 2nd Press statement on AA331 accident.

As of 2244PDT: NBC News reports the 737 lost an engine, suffered landing gear collapse. Which suggests the plane appears to be fully intact.

As of 2158PDT: American Airlines issued a press release on AA331 accident. In the statement release, it says there are 6 crew members and 148 passengers on board.
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22
Dec

Alitalia relaunch Milan – Miami; S10 long-haul change

Per 22DEC09 GDS timetable display, Alitalia is adjusting long-haul service out of Milan Malpensa for Summer 2010. It’ll be relaunching 3 weekly Milan Malpensa – Miami from 03JUN10. Aircraft change also in effect for New York JFK service.

From 28MAR10, it’ll cancel existing 3 weekly Milan Malpensa – Sao Paulo service

Changes and schedules as follows:
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22
Dec

Belavia 3 weekly to Riga from Jan 10

Belavia from 19JAN10 launches 3 weekly Minsk – Riga service with CRJ.  This is in addition to current codeshare agreement with airBaltic.

Schedules as follows:
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22
Dec

China Southern Beijing – Phuket in Jan/Feb 10

China Southern from 01JAN10 to 25FEB10 launches 2 weekly Beijing – Phuket service on board Airbus A330-300. Service increase to 4 weekly during Chinese New Year.

Schedules as follows:
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22
Dec

Vietnam Aircraft change to Taipei

As per GDS timetable display on 22DEC09, Vietnam Airlines is to operate Airbus A330-300 aircraft instead of the -200 on the Ho Chi Minh – Taipei route, from 25JAN10 to 13MAR10.

22
Dec

QANTAS Increase A380 service to Los Angeles

As per GDS timetable display on 22DEC09, QANTAS is increasing Airbus A380 service to Los Angeles, starting 18JAN10. Details as follows:
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22
Dec

QANTAS launch A380 Melbourne – London service

QANTAS from 23JAN10 is to operate Airbus A380 aircraft on the Melbourne – Singapore – London Heathrow rotue twice a week.  Service departs MEL on Day 17 (from 25JAN10) and LHR Day 56 (from 23JAN10)

22
Dec

QATAR Doha – Ankara schedule

QATAR Airways’ New Doha – Ankara service schedule is the following. Service begins 05APR10, and operates 2 weekly only, as per GDS timetable display on 22DEC09.
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22
Dec

ASIANA Chicago/NY aircraft swap from Jan 10

ASIANA from 01JAN10 is swapping operating aircraft on the Seoul – Chicago and Seoul – New York JFK service. Changes as follows:
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22
Dec

EGYPTAIR increase Osaka from Jun 10

As per 22DEC09 GDS timetable display, EGYPTAIR is increasing Osaka service to 4 weekly from 03JUN10. This is an overall increase from 3 weekly compared to Winter 09/10 and 2 in Summer 09. With the increase, inbound service into Luxor increases from 1 to 2 weekly.

Schedule as follows:
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22
Dec

Lufthansa Munich European increases in S10

Lufthansa is increasing service to selected European cities out of Munich in 2010 Summer season. It’ll be adding 3rd Daily to Timisoara, increasing Dubrovnik service from 2 to 5 weekly, Split from 2 to 4 weekly, 8th weekly to Tbilisi.

Schedule as follows:
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22
Dec

Lufthansa reduce Hyderabad service S10

Lufthansa is reducing Frankfurt – Hyderabad service starting 28MAR10. Service halved from 6 to 3 weekly.

22
Dec

Lufthansa relaunch Munich – Miami S10

Lufthansa from 30MAR10 is relaunching Munich – Miami service with 3 weekly service on board Airbus A330-300.

Schedule as follows:
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22
Dec

Skymark Airlines launch 3 more routes from Kobe

Japan’s Skymark Airlines has announced it’ll be launching 3 additional routes out of Kobe in 2010.

The new routes are:
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22
Dec

Air Mauritius doubles Delhi service from Mar 10

Air Mauritius from 27MAR10 increases Mauritius – Delhi service from 1 to 2 weekly. New frequency operates on Day 3 ex-MRU.

Schedule as follows:
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22
Dec

Royal Air Maroc launch Agadir – Lyon Feb 10

Royal Air Maroc from 13FEB10 launches 1 weekly Agadir – Lyon service, using subsidiary Atlas Blue’s Boeing 737-800. Schedule as follows:
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