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Jun

SriLankan Airlines Cancels Milan Service from Sep 2012; Rome Service Adjustments

Update at 1620GMT 11JUN12

As per 11JUN12 GDS inventory display, SriLankan Airlines once again is going ahead with original plan to cancel Milan Malpensa service. Starting 16SEP12, the airline will terminate service to Milan Malpensa, however it will maintain Rome operation, continuing 3 weekly flights.

Schedule:
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11
Jun

British Airways / bmi Continues Network Integration in late-June 2012

Update at 1600GMT 11JUN12

As per 11JUN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, British Airways continues the integration of bmi into the airline. From late-June 2012 and early-July 2012, additional 3 bmi routes will be operating under “BA” code instead “BD”.

Details:
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11
Jun

Alaska Airlines to Start Anchorage – Kona Service from Nov 2012

Update at 1535GMT 11JUN12

Alaska Airlines starting 10NOV12 is to launch Anchorage – Kona service, on board Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This new seasonal flight operates once a week until 07APR13. According to OAG Alerts, this flight was filed to the OAG on 2303GMT 10JUN12, and appeared in GDS under FLIFO (Flight Information) early-Monday.

Schedule:
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11
Jun

QATAR Airways Converts Tokyo Narita to Nonstop Service in W12

Update at 1520GMT 11JUN12

QATAR Airways starting 28OCT12 is splitting operation to Japan, where Osaka Kansai and Tokyo Narita will each receive dedicated nonstop service. Tokyo service currently operates via Osaka.

Reservation for the new nonstop flight begins today (11JUN12). Schedule:
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11
Jun

Iraqi Airways Resumes Mumbai Service

Update at 0920GMT 11JUN12

Iraqi Airways in May 2012 has resumed service to Mumbai, with one weekly operation via Najaf. Operational schedule listed in OAG Schedules iNet as follows:
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11
Jun

AirAsia Philippines Postpones Planned Clark – Macau Service

Update at 0900GMT 11JUN12

Due to ongoing diplomatic tensions between China and the Philippines, AirAsia Philippines has shelved its planned first international route, Clark – Macau. The airline previously scheduled to start the flight from 09JUL12, however this is being postponed indefinitely.

Planned schedule filed in the OAG Schedules iNet:
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11
Jun

Cathay Pacific Increasing Denpasar Service in July 2012

Update at 0840GMT 11JUN12

Cathay Pacific from 05JUL12 to 31JUL12 is increasing Hong Kong – Denpasar service from daily to 11 weekly. New flight operates with Airbus A330-300 aircraft. (DPS departure increases from 06JUL12 to 01AUG12)

Schedule:
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11
Jun

JAL Adds 15th Daily Tokyo Haneda – Okinawa Service Aug – Oct 2012

Update at 0820GMT 11JUN12

JAL from 01AUG12 to 27OCT12 is introducing 15th daily Tokyo Haneda – Okinawa flight, on board JAL Express Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The new flight is current subject to government approval.

SChedule:
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11
Jun

Emirates to Fly 2 Daily A380 to Kuala Lumpur in late-June 2012

Update at 0800GMT 11JUN12

From 25JUN12 to 29JUN12, Emirates is increasing capacity on Dubai – Kuala Lumpur route, with the introduction of 2nd Daily Airbus A380 operation. The 2nd Daily A380 service operates as EK342/343, during this period. (2 Daily A380 service from KUL from 26JUN12 to 30JUN12)

Schedule:
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11
Jun

Ethiopian Airlines Changes to Planned Somalia Operation from June 2012

Update at 0740GMT 11JUN12

Ethiopian Airlines is adjusting planned expansion to Somalia, as per 11JUN12 GDS timetable and inventory display. Planned daily Addis Ababa – Hargeisa service resumption due 10JUN12, is postponed until further notice due to the runway upgrade project at the Somali airport is incomplete. Meanwhile, the airline will start daily Addis Ababa – Berbera service (also in Somalia) from 01JUL12, on board Dash8-Q400 aircraft.

Reservation for flights to Berbera was opened on late-Friday (08JUN12), with following schedule:
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11
Jun

ASIANA AIRLINES Increasing Okinawa Service Jul – Oct 2012

Update at 0720GMT 11JUN12

ASIANA AIRLINES from 23JUL12 is increasing Summer operation on Seoul Incheon – Okinawa route, where it’ll increase from 5 weekly to daily. New flight operates on Mondays and Thursdays, with Airbus A321 aircraft. Reservation for the new flights begins today (11JUN12).

Schedule:
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11
Jun

Blue Panorama to Start Managua Service from July 2012

Update at 0700GMT 11JUN12

Italian carrier Blue Panorama Airlines starting July 2012 is introducing service to Nicaragua, with one weekly service to Managua every Wednesdays. The service will begin on 11JUL12 with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

Operational routing and schedule:
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11
Jun

Transaero to Maintain Twice Weekly Los Angeles Service in W12

Update at 0640GMT 11JUN12

As per 11JUN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Transaero has revised planned Winter 2012/13 operation on Moscow Domodedovo – Los Angeles route, where it’ll continue to operate twice weekly service with Boeing 777-200ER. Previously the airline planned to reduce operation in winter season to just one weekly.

Schedule:
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11
Jun

Turkish Airlines Splits Yanbu / Sana’a Operation

Update at 0620GMT 11JUN12

As per 11JUN12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Turkish Airlines has split operation to Yanbu in Saudi Arabia and Sana’a in Yemen. Previously the airline plans to operate Istanbul – Yanbu – Sana’a three times a week starting today (11JUN12).

Yanbu is the airline’s 5th destination in Saudi Arabia. This new destination will operates as terminator flight, while Sana’a will continue to receive nonstop operation instead of 1-stop.

Schedule:
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11
Jun

Japan and Finland Signs Open-Skies Deal

Update at 0555GMT 11JUN12

Japan and Finland on 08JUN12 has concluded newly-revised air service agreement, which includes Open Skies deal (with restriction), after two-day talks in Helsinki:
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11
Jun

JAL / Malaysia Airlines to Launch Codeshare Service from July 2012

Update at 0920GMT 11JUN12

JAL and Malaysia Airlines starting 01JUL12 will launch reciprocal codeshare service, covering service between Japan and Malaysia, as well as Domestic Japan and Malaysia, plus India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and US.

Reservation to open on Tuesday 12JUN12. Codeshare routes include:
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