3 Star Alliance members – UNITED, Continental and ANA – today issued for anti-trust immunity (ATI) on Trans-Pacific routes with the US DoT. Docket Number DOT-OST-2009-0350
US Airways and EVA Air on 22DEC09 issued joint-application with the US Department of Transportation seeking approval for expanded codeshare agreement. Current codeshare service is inherited from America West. (Docket Number DOT-OST-2007-27352-0011)
The two plans to engage on codeshare expansion as early as 02JAN10, which covers:
Iceland Express in Summer 2010 is to operate 2 weekly Reykjavik – Winnipeg service, its first Canadian destination.
As per 23DEC09 GDS timetable display, Lufthansa starting 31OCT10, the launch of 2010/11 Winter timetable season, will be shuffling its flight numbering system.
Affected routes including Domestic Germany, Europe, North Africa, Central Asia, as well as Lufthansa Regional service. The following are the planned flight number range changes, based on estimation from GDS timetable display. Only the routes or operating carriers with flight number changes are listed below. There are no change to Long-haul flights that are falls into LH400 – 799 flight number range.
QANTAS from 28MAR10 is re-scheduling Brisbane – Hong Kong and Perth – Hong Kong service from daytime to red-eye, which will allow shorter connection on to the airlines’ service to London Heathrow. There are no changes to the inbound flight from Hong Kong, however.
Schedules as follows:
UNITED plans to operate Boeing 757 aircraft on Chicago – Toronto route between 11FEB10 and 05APR10.
The Boeing 757 is operating UA845 from Chicago and UA547 from Toronto, as per 23DEC09 GDS timetable display.
As per GDS availability display, Air India will suspend codeshare service with Singapore Airlines, starting 01JAN10. All codeshare routes are being removed or showing 0 in availability display.