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22
Aug

ANA W11 Operation Changes

Updated as of 0600GMT 23AUG11

ANA today (23AUG11) has announced planned Winter 2011/12 operation changes, including 2 new International routes as well as Boeing 787 operation (See separate post).

Changes as follows:
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22
Aug

ANA Unveils Planned Boeing 787 Operational Routes

2nd Update as of 0603GMT 23AUG11. First Update 0459GMT 23AUG11.

ANA today (23AUG11) has announced its planned Boeing 787 Operations. Full Details:
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22
Aug

QANTAS NS12 Changes to Melbourne – Hong Kong Service

Starting 25MAR12, QANTAS is to operate Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Daily Melbourne – Hong Kong service. This will replace existing Daily 747-400 service which extends to London Heathrow, ending on 24MAR12.

Schedule as per 0430GMT 23AUG11 GDS timetable display:
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22
Aug

Cathay Pacific to launch Airbus A330 Premium Economy Class from Mar 2012

Cathay Pacific is continuing the roll-out of yet to be announced Premium Economy Class, this time on Airbus A330-300 aircraft (along with Boeing 777-300ER/77G aircraft, see report on 20AUG11). The A330-300, dubbed as “33G”, is now accepting reservations although there are no designated booking code for Premium Economy.

The 33G is configured in J38Y28Y175, total capacity 241. Initially the A330-300 (33G) will operate service to Sydney 5 times a week, and Singapore once a week, starting 01MAR12.

Planned operation and screenshot of seat map from the airline via Sabre as of 0300GMT 23AUG11 as follows:
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22
Aug

QATAR Airways Postpones Baku / Tbilisi Service Launch till Feb 2012

QATAR Airways has postponed service launch on Doha – Baku – Tbilisi route, due to start 30NOV11. Latest date for the service launch is now scheduled from 01FEB12, and will retain Daily service.

Airbus A320 operates this route on daily basis and QR has local traffic rights on Baku – Tbilisi sector.

Schedules:
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22
Aug

QANTAS NS12 Operation Changes: Update 2 as of 22AUG11

As per 22AUG11 GDS timetable and inventory display, QANTAS is adjusting service on Sydney – Bangkok and operational flight numbers on Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow service, effective 25MAR12.

Details:
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22
Aug

Hainan Airlines Reducing Shenzhen – Kolkata Service Prior to late-Sep 2011 Launch

As per 22AUG11 GDS timetable and inventory display, Hainan Airlines has is reducing planned Shenzhen – Kolkata service from 3 to 2 weekly.

This route is scheduled to start from 27SEP11, on board Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Thursdays service is cancelled.

Schedule:
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22
Aug

TAM Airlines to Start Sao Paulo – Mexico City from late-Oct 2011

TAM Airlines from 30OCT11 is launching Sao Paulo – Mexico City Daily service, on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft. This route is currently Subject to Government Approval, but is now on sale.

Schedule:
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22
Aug

China Southern Revises Embraer E190 Planned Operation

As per 22AUG11 GDS inventory display, China Southern Airlines has further revised planned Embraer E190 aircraft inauguration.

The new Embraer E190 aircraft is now scheduled to enter service today (22AUG11), operating Urumqi – Kashi route 3 times a day. Additional routes to be introduced with E190 service in September 2011.

Details:
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22
Aug

Singapore Airlines Cargo Aug – Oct 2011 Service Increase

Singapore Airlines Cargo in August and September 2011 is adding new cargo routing/flights, including new Jakarta service, and increasing Shanghai, Xiamen, Sydney service. All flights operated by Boeing 747-400 Freighter.

Details:
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22
Aug

Air Astana W11 Operation Changes as of 22AUG11

As per 22AUG11 GDS timetable display, planned operational changes of Air Astana’s Winter 2011/12 season, effective 30OCT11, as follows.

As always additional changes remain possible:
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22
Aug

Arik Air Lagos – London Heathrow Capacity Reduction Sep/Oct 2011

As per 22AUG11 GDS timetable and inventory display, Arik Air is to reduce capacity on selected dates on Lagos – London Heathrow service between 31AUG11 and 21OCT11.

Boeing 737-800 is to replace Airbus A340-500 aircraft on selected days during this period. Planned 737-800 operational dates as follows:
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22
Aug

British Airways W11 Planned Boeing 777-300ER Operation as of 22AUG11

As per 22AUG11 GDS timetable display, British Airways’ Planned W11 Boeing 777-300ER Operation as follows.

Note specifically mentioned routes may be subject to last minute aircraft change, as well as additional aircraft delivery for service after January 2012.
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22
Aug

Cathay Pacific Changes to Planned Adelaide/Melbourne Operation in W11: UPDATE 2

On 19AUG11, this site reported that Cathay Pacific is operating 3 NEW weekly service each on Hong Kong – Adelaide and Hong Kong – Melbourne service, effective 23NOV11. At time the post went to press on that day, it was noted that the new nonstop flights overlaps with existing CX105/104 Hong Kong – Adelaide – Melbourne – Hong Kong service, as both new and existing flights were open for reservation.

However, the airline has adjusted its inventory, which existing CX105/104 will be reduced from Daily to 4 weekly. As a result, service to Melbourne remains at 21 weekly, Adelaide remains at 7. Moreover, Adelaide service will see flights operating nonstop in each direction for the first time.

Updated schedules:
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22
Aug

ETIHAD/CSA Czech Airlines to Start Codeshare Service from Sep 2011

ETIHAD and CSA Czech Airlines starting 21SEP11 begins bilateral codeshare service. ETIHAD’s “EY” code appears on CSA’s 4 weekly Prague – Abu Dhabi service. In return, CSA’s “OK” code will appear on ETIHAD operating service to 10 cities spanning 3 continents, including China, Australia, Middle East and South Africa.

Codeshare routes as follows:
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22
Aug

Turkish Airlines Begins Codeshare Service with Ethiopian Airlines

Codeshare agreement between Ethiopian Airlines and Turkish Airlines becomes bilateral starting today (22AUG11), as Turkish Airlines begin placing its “TK” on 11 African cities served by Ethiopian (TK8400 – 8429).

Codeshare routes as follows:
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22
Aug

DELTA W11 Planned Domestic Wide-Body Aircraft Operations as of 22AUG11

As per GDS timetable display as of 22AUG11, DELTA’s planned Domestic US wide-body aircraft operation for Winter 2011/12 season as follows. Note specifically mentioned flights and routes below are between 17NOV11 and 15FEB12. Schedule after 16FEB12 is pending.

Details:
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22
Aug

Rossiya Airlines to start Bukhara, Uzbekistan Service from Sep 2011

Rossiya Airlines starting 13SEP11 is introducing new service to Uzbekistan, with one weekly St. Petersburg – Bukhara service on board Airbus A319 aircraft.

Departure from St. Petersburg in on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from Bukhara. The airline currently offers 1 weekly each to Fergana, Namagan , Navoi and Urgench. It also operates 3 weekly to Samarkand and 4 weekly to Tashkent.

Schedule:
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22
Aug

Transaero to Start Jordan service from late-Sep 2011

Russian carrier Transaero starting 24SEP11 is launching weekly service to Jordan, with Moscow Domodedovo – Amman route operating every Saturdays.

Currently this flight is operating until 22OCT11. Winter schedule remains pending.

Schedules:
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