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Jul

Malaysia Airlines Moves Forward Daily A380 Service to London to mid-Aug 2012

Update at 1915GMT 02JUL12

Malaysia Airlines is moving forward planned Airbus A380 daily operation on Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow route, as per 02JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display. The airline will increase A380 operation from 3 weekly to daily starting 12AUG12, two weeks earlier than planned (previously planned to start from 25AUG12).

Schedule:
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2
Jul

Cebu Pacific Launches Route Network RFP via Routesonline

Update at 1730GMT 02JUL12

Cebu Pacific Air, the fast-expanding Philippines-based low-cost carrier, has entered into a partnership with Routesonline, the online platform of UBM Aviation Routes, to utilise its Route Exchange product to support its short-haul network expansion across Asia and its growth into medium and long-haul markets.
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2
Jul

Alitalia W12 Long-Haul Operation Changes as of 02JUL12

Update at 1625GMT 02JUL12

As per 02JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, latest changes to Alitalia’s planned Winter 2012/13 long-haul operation as follows. Additional changes remain possible:
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2
Jul

British Airways W12 Heathrow Short-Haul Expansion Update – Part 3

Update at 1440GMT 02JUL12

British Airways continues to adjust planned London Heathrow’s short-haul operation in Winter 2012. Latest updates as of 02JUL12 includes expanded service to Bologna, Luxembourg, and new Marseille route.

Schedule:
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2
Jul

Emirates to Start 2nd Daily A380 Service to Paris from Jan 2013

Update at 1420GMT 02JUL12

Emirates starting 01JAN13 will introduce 2nd Airbus A380 service on Dubai – Paris CDG route, which will operate as EK075/076. By 01JAN13, Emirates offers 2 daily A380 and 5 weekly 777-300ER service to the French capital.

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2
Jul

Vietnam Airlines Lifts Capacity on New Chengdu Service

Update at 1020GMT 02JUL12

Vietnam Airlines is boosting capacity on Hanoi – Chengdu service, which was launched less than a week (since 27JUN12). The Skyteam member will now operate Airbus A321 aircraft instead of Fokker 70 on the 3 weekly service in July 2012, and 2 of 3 weekly flights from August 2012.

Schedule:
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2
Jul

BIMAN Extends Italy Service Cuts into Oct 2012

Update at 1000GMT 02JUL12

As per 02JUL12 GDS inventory display, BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines is extending service cuts to Italy. The airline has already reduced Dhaka – Rome – Milan Malpensa – Dhaka route from 2 to 1 weekly, and the reduction period is being extended till 28OCT12. Previously planned reduction period was until 31JUL12.

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2
Jul

Royal Brunei Adds 4th Weekly Shanghai Service in Jul/Aug 2012

Update at 0940GMT 02JUL12

Royal Brunei from 15JUL12 to 05AUG12 is adding 4th weekly service on Bandar Seri Begawan – Shanghai Pu Dong route, with additional flight operates on Sundays.

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2
Jul

Air India Shelves Planned July 2012 Service Resumption to Hong Kong

Update at 0920GMT 02JUL12

As per 02JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Air India once again reversed its decision to resume Hong Kong service. The airline previously planned to resume the flight from 06JUL12 with Airbus A319, however reservation for this flight is no longer available for reservation.

Previously planned schedule:
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2
Jul

Alitalia / Saudia Launches Codeshare Service

Update at 0900GMT 02JUL12

Alitalia and Saudia since late-June 2012 has launched reciprocal codeshare service, which covers service between Italy and Saudi Arabia. Saudia’s “SV” code also appears on Alitalia’s service to selected European cities.

Codeshare routes:
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2
Jul

Air Macau Increases Shanghai Pu Dong Service from July 2012

Update at 0840GMT 02JUL12

Air Macau starting 01JUL12 is adding 2nd daily Macau – Shanghai Pu Dong service, which will raise overall frequency to Shanghai (including Hongqiao Airport) from 3 to 4 daily.

Schedule:
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2
Jul

Sichuan Airlines Resumes Maldives Service late-June 2012

Update at 0820GMT 02JUL12

Sichuan Airlines on 25JUN12 has resumed service to Maldives, where it operates Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Chengdu – Male every 4 days.

Operational schedule:
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2
Jul

Ryanair Shrinks Operation to/from Morocco from Oct 2012

Update at 0800GMT 02JUL12

Ryanair starting 01OCT12 is shrinking operation at Morocco, due to dispute with ONDA (Moroccan Airports Authority) on operational costs. Planned cancellations and reductions are:
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2
Jul

Hawaiian Airlines Plans Brisbane Service from late-Nov 2012

Update at 0740GMT 02JUL12

Hawaiian Airlines’ operational schedule for the new Honolulu – Brisbane service is now appearing in Amadeus timetable listing, which the airline will start 3 weekly flights starting 27NOV12. Reservation for this new flight is expected to open in coming weeks.

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2
Jul

Lufthansa Middle-East Operation Changes from Sep 2012

Update at 0720GMT 02JUL12

Lufthansa starting 10SEP12 once again adjusts operations in the Middle East. Service to Muscat, will once again operate via Abu Dhabi. Existing service to Riyadh with A340-600 aircraft, will become terminator service, and will see capacity boost as a result.

Schedule from 10SEP12:
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2
Jul

Uzbekistan Airways S13 Geneva / Madrid Aircraft Changes

Update at 0700GMT 02JUL12

As per 02JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Uzbekistan Airways plans to introduce Boeing 767-300ER service on Tashkent – Geneva – Madrid – Tashkent once weekly service starting 31MAR13. This will replace Airbus A310-300 aircraft, as the airline is gradually phasing out the Airbus wide-body aircraft.

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2
Jul

airberlin Cancels 3 European Routes in W12

Update at 0640GMT 02JUL12

airberlin starting mid-October 2012 is gradually cancelling 3 domestic and European routes. The oneWorld member will cancel Dusseldorf – Helsinki, Hamburg – Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden and Hamburg – Zurich. Reservations for these flights has been closed. Planned cancellation dates and previously planned operational schedule from 28OCT12 as follows:
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2
Jul

Air Canada W12 Long-Haul Operation Changes as of 02JUL12

Update at 0620GMT 02JUL12

As per 02JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, latest changes to Air Canada’s planned Winter 2012/13 long-haul operation, mainly effective 28OCT12, as follows:
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2
Jul

Malaysia Airlines Boosts India and Nepal Service from Sep 2012

Update at 0600GMT 02JUL12

Malaysia Airlines starting 01SEP12 is expanding operation to India and Nepal. Existing daily service on Kuala Lumpur – Bangalore and Kuala Lumpur – Mumbai will increases from daily to 10 weekly. From the same day, it’ll begin new 3 weekly service on Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu route.

All new flights will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Schedule:
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2
Jul

Lufthansa W12 Long-Haul Operation Changes as of 02JUL12

(2nd Edit at 0600GMT for minor correction) Update at 0005GMT 02JUL12

As per 02JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, latest changes to Lufthansa’s Winter 2012/13 long-haul operation as follows. Note in Jan/Feb 2013, Lufthansa will reduce long-haul operation on several routes. Certain routes has seen seasonal cuts in the past (in Jan/Feb), while some are seeing reductions for the first time in W12 during slow season.
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