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Jun

Korean Air to start Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 service to Paris late-Summer 2011

Updated as of 0203PDT 03JUN11.

As per 03JUN11 GDS timetable display, Korean Air is introducing Boeing 777-200ER, 777-300ER and Airbus A380 service on Seoul Incheon – Paris CDG route starting 22JUL11.

From 22JUL11 to 25SEP11, Boeing 777-200ER/-300ER replaces 747-400 aircraft on this route, which will also see frequency increase from 8 to 10 weekly. From 26SEP11 to 29OCT11, the Skyteam member will introduce A380 service 3 times a week, while the remaining 4 weekly operates with 747-400.

Paris will be KE’s First A380 destination in Europe, currently scheduled to operate until 29OCT11 as Winter schedule is yet to be finalized.

Schedule:
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3
Jun

Notice: Airline Route returns to Facebook

Starting today, this website “Airline Route” relaunches its facebook page. Similar to existing twitter service, the facebook page will offer links directly to individual posts on this site.

However, in order to avoid “spamming” facebook user’s mainpage, posting of individual link from this site to facebook will be delayed by between 30 minutes and 24 hours.

The facebook page also offers new platform for readers to discuss and exchange opinions on individual news item.

3
Jun

EVA Air plans 777-300ER service to Guam on 18JUN11/21JUN11

As per 03JUN11 GDS timetable display, EVA Air is planning to operate Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on Taipei – Guam on 18JUN11 and 21JUN11.

The Taiwanese carrier is to launch this service twice a week with A330-200 from 18JUN11, but the first 2 flights is now being switched to larger capacity 777.

Schedules:
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3
Jun

Lufthansa planned W11 changes for Israel operation

Compared to Winter 2010/11 season, Lufthansa is reducing capacity on Frankfurt – Tel Aviv route in Winter 2011/12, effective 30OCT11. 2nd Daily LH690/691 is to be operated by a mix of Airbus A330-300/A340-300, instead of A340-600.

On Munich – Tel Aviv route, service in Winter 2011/12 continues to operate 4 weekly Airbus A340-300 and 1 weekly -600 service, same as Summer 2011. This route in Winter 2010/11 season operates 5 weekly A340-300.

Schedule:
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3
Jun

Air Asia X Launches RFP for New European Network Expansion in 2012

Air Asia X on 02JUN11 issued Request for Proposal (RFP) for its planned European expansion in 2012, as the carrier will begin receiving 5 Airbus A330-200, as well as reallocating Airbus A340-300.

Air Asia X issued the RFP via RoutesOnline, a partner of this website, marking the first time an airline issue major RFP via RoutesOnline.

Press Release as follows:
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3
Jun

AEROFLOT planned Delhi aircraft changes in W11

AS per 03JUN11 GDS timetable display, AEROFLOT is adjusting operational aircraft on Moscow Sheremetyevo – Delhi route in Northern Winter 2011 season, effective 30OCT11 to 24MAR12.

Planned operational aircraft and schedules:
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3
Jun

QATAR Airways changes to Morocco operation

QATAR Airways has revised operation to Casablanca. The airline is now offering Daily Doha – Tunis – Casablanca, replacing Tripoli stop, which is now suspended indefinitely.

Schedule:
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3
Jun

Air New Zealand NW11 Trans-Tasman initial changes as of 03JUN11

As per 03JUN11 GDS timetable display, Air New Zealand is gradually adjusting planned Trans-Tasman operation from 30OCT11, as part of its joint-venture deal with Virgin Australia Group member Pacific Blue.

Changes so far as follows:
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3
Jun

brussels airlines launches Bamako from Sep 2011; Changes to Accra/Abidjan service

brussels airlines from 07SEP11 launches its overall 21st destination in Africa, where Airbus A330-300 aircraft operates service to Bamako in Mali. A330-300 operates Brussels – Bamako – Accra twice a week. This marks the resumption of nonstop air traffic service between Belgium and Mali, when SABENA last operated Bamako flight in 2001.

Existing Brussels – Abidjan – Accra – Brussels routing will operate until 28JUN11. Service to Abidjan sees Brussels – Monrovia – Abidjan – Brussels routing from 01JUL11. Previously this new routing was to operate until 04SEP11, but will become permanent for now.

Schedules:
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3
Jun

Korean Air New Boeing 737-900ER Planned Operation: Update as of 03JUN11

As per 03JUN11 GDS timetable and inventory display, Korean Air has postponed Boeing 737-900ER inauguration.

Currently the new inauguration date is scheduled for 19JUN11, instead of 01JUN11.

Latest changes to planned Boeing 737-900ER (73J) operation, including Winter 2011/12 season, as follows. Note additional changes remain possible:
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