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Jun

Singapore Airlines/brussels airlines to start codeshare service

Starting 24JUN11, Singapore Airlines will begin placing its “SQ” code on selected brussels airlines’ service between selected European destinations and Brussels.

brussels airlines is SQ’s 18th codeshare partner. At time this post goes to press, only SQ operated by brussels is loaded in the GDS.

Codeshare routes and flight numbers:

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16
Jun

Air China Reduce Dubai service from Jul to Sep 2011

As per 16JUN11 GDS timetable display, Air China from 01JUL11 to 04SEP11 is temporary reducing Beijing – Dubai service from 5 to 4 weekly.

Mondays departure from Beijing, Tuesdays from Dubai is cancelled.

Schedules:
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16
Jun

ASIANA AIRLINES extends London Heathrow service increase for entire S11

As per 16JUN11 GDS timetable display, ASIANA AIRLINES has introduced 5th weekly service on Seoul Incheon – London Heathrow route.

Traditionally the 5th weekly flight (Wednesdays) operates between June and August. However, the Star Alliance member this year is extending 5th weekly service until the end of Summer 2011 season.

Boeing 777-200ER aircraft operates this route. Schedule:
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16
Jun

Air India Mumbai – London Heathrow schedule change Jun/Jul 2011

As per 16JUN11 GDS timetable and inventory display, Air India from 22JUN11 to 07JUL11 is re-timing service on Mumbai – London Heathrow route.

New flight times will depart and arrive 3.5hrs – 4hrs later than usual.

Schedule:
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16
Jun

Singapore Airlines cancels 2nd Daily Tokyo Haneda service for entire S11 season

As per 16JUN11 GDS timetable and inventory display, Singapore Airlines continues to extend service cut on Singapore – Tokyo Haneda service.

2nd Daily SQ636/635 service, due to resume from 01SEP11, once again postponed till 30OCT11, meaning this route sees 1 Daily service for the rest of Summer 2011 season.

Schedule:
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16
Jun

AEROFLOT extends capacity shift on Tokyo Narita and Seoul Incheon until late-July 2011

AEROFLOT is extending capacity shift between Moscow Sheremetyevo – Tokyo Narita and Moscow Sheremetyevo – Seoul Incheon route. A330-300 service to Seoul Incheon, and Boeing 767-300ER to Tokyo Narita, is now extended until 26JUL11 (Asia departure 27JUL11).

Seoul Incheon to return to 767 service and Tokyo Narita back to A330 is currently scheduled from 28JUL11.

Schedule:
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16
Jun

Further Changes to China Eastern Dubai operation from July 2011

As per 16JUL11 GDS inventory display, China Eastern has further adjusted planned Kunming – Dubai operation. As a result, this information on this post will replace the one appeared on this site on 15JUN11.

Starting 05JUL11, service will be operating as Shanghai Pu Dong – Kunming – Dubai routing, operated by subsidiary Shanghai Airlines’ Boeing 767-300ER aircraft (MU is phasing out its own 767-300, which belonged to Yunnan branch). Planned service reduction from 2 to 1 weekly, reported on this site on 15JUN11 is reversed, meaning the airline continues 2 weekly service.

Schedules:
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16
Jun

LANEcuador to start San Cristobal, Galapagos service from Oct 2011

LANEcuador starting 09OCT11 is introducing 2 weekly service to San Cristobal, where it becomes LAN’s 2nd Destination on The Galapagos Islands.

Service operates on Mondays and Sundays on board Airbus A320, operating Quito – Guayaquil – San Cristobal routing. Currently TAME and AeroGal both serves Guayaquil – San Cristobal route.

Schedule:
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16
Jun

JetStar Asia increasing Singapore – Taipei service from Aug 2011

JetStar Asia starting 06AUG11 is increasing service on Singapore – Taipei Taoyuan route from 7 to 13 weekly, on board Airbus A320 aircraft.

Overall, this route as a result will increase to up to 10 flights a day on selected days of the week, with 6 carriers operating.

Schedule:
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16
Jun

Hainan Airlines postpone Shenzhen – Kolkata launch; outlines new Shenzhen Int’l service

As per 16JUN11 GDS inventory display, Hainan Airlines appears to have postponed service launch on Shenzhen – Kolkata route from 12JUL11 to 27SEP11. Per display, the airline has Zero’d out all flights between 12JUL11 to 26SEP11. The airline will operate 3 weekly service as planned.

Also, the airline on 15JUN11 held a press conference, promoting the airline’s International service out of Shenzhen, where the carrier is developing an international hub in Southern China (as experimental trial). It has outlined additional new cities to be launched towards the end of 2011.

Details:
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16
Jun

SkyExpress to launch Moscow Vnukovo – Gelendzhik from July 2011

Russian carrier SkyExpress starting 04JUL11 is launching Moscow Vnukovo – Gelendzhik service. This route is to operate 5 times a week with Airbus A319 aircraft.

Schedule:
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16
Jun

Air Austral increasing Reunion – Paris CDG service; Re-times Comores – Mayotte schedule in W11

As per 16JUN11 GDS timetable display, Air Austral in Northern Winter 2011 season is adding 8th weekly NONSTOP service on St. Denis de la Reunion – Paris CDG route.

This route in NW10 was Daily. All service operates with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on nonstop flights.

Also, the airline is re-timing Moroni – Dzaoudzi schedule, which will connect the new Dzaoudzi – Paris service and Dzaoudzi – Marseille – Paris CDG service (See post on 12APR11). The new schedule operates in the morning hours instead of afternoon.

Schedule effective 30OCT11:
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16
Jun

airberlin/British Airways to start codeshare service from July 2011

airberlin from 05JUL11 will begin codeshare service with British Airways, initially covering selected routes between the UK and Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

BA will also codeshare on selected intra-Germany and European routes, while AB will also codeshare on BA’s domestic UK service.

Codeshare routes as follows:
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16
Jun

Air Asia cancels Bangladesh service from July 2011

Air Asia starting 01JUL11 will cancel its 1 Daily Kuala Lumpur – Dhaka route, currently operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.

The airline does not give explanation why it is cancelling this service. Schedule until 30JUN11 as follows:
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