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Jul

Ryanair Adds New Routes from Birmingham from Nov 2012

Update at 1020GMT 06JUL12

Ryanair from November 2012 is expanding operation out of Birmingham, with the introduction of following 4 new routes:
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6
Jul

Jet Airways Delhi – Singapore July – Oct 2012 Capacity Reductions

Update at 1000GMT 06JUL12

Jet Airways from 11JUL12 to 27OCT12 is temporary reducing capacity on Delhi – Singapore route, where it’ll operate Boeing 737-800 aircraft instead of A330-200. Operational schedule as follows:
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6
Jul

China Southern Resumes Urumqi – Tashkent Service

Update at 0940GMT 06JUL12

China Southern Airlines starting 12JUL12 is resuming Urumqi – Tashkent service, which will offer once weekly flight on board Boeing 757 aircraft. The airline suspended this route in April 2010 due to bilateral issues.

Schedule:
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6
Jul

Oman Air W12 Sri Lanka / Maldives Operation Changes

Update at 0920GMT 06JUL12

Oman Air from 28OCT12 is adjusting service to Sri Lanka and Maldives. The former will see capacity increase while the latter receive additional weekly service.

Details:
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6
Jul

Norwegian Adds 6 Routes to Las Palmas in W12

Update at 0900GMT 06JUL12

Norwegian in Winter 2012 season (effective 28OCT12) is offering 6 new routes to Las Palmas (2 of 6 new routes are resumed routes). Schedules and routes are:
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6
Jul

South African Express to Start Durban – Lusaka from mid-July 2012

Update at 0840GMT 06JUL12

South African Express from 12JUL12 is launching Durban – Lusaka service, where it’ll offer 4 weekly flights on board CRJ200 aircraft.

Operational schedule:
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6
Jul

Route Profile: Emirates 25th Anniversary to Europe and London

Update at 0820GMT 06JUL12

Today (06JUL12) marks the 25th anniversary of Emirates’ service to London as well as Europe. On July 6, 1987, Emirates inaugurated Dubai – London Gatwick on board Airbus A310 aircraft. The airline then started service to London Heathrow in July 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of Emirates service to London and Europe, the airline today operates Airbus A380 service on EK015/016 flight to Gatwick (reported on 19JUN12).
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6
Jul

AerLingus Resumes Copenhagen Service from late-Oct 2012

Update at 0800GMT 06JUL12

AerLingus starting 28OCT12 is resuming Dublin – Copenhagen service, after 4 years of suspension. The airline will operate this route with Airbus A320 aircraft on daily basis.

Schedule:
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6
Jul

Royal Jordanian Cancels Planned Nairobi Service Resumption in W12

Update at 0740GMT 06JUL12

As per 06JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Royal Jordanian is suspending Amman – Nairobi service indefinitely, as planned service resumption from 28OCT12 is cancelled. The oneWorld member suspended this service since May 2012.

Previously planned winter schedule:
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6
Jul

Emirates Reverses Planned A380 Service Increase to Hong Kong in S13

Update at 0720GMT 06JUL12

Emirates on Thursday night (GMT; 05JUL12) adjusted planned Dubai – Hong Kong operation from 31MAR13. The adjustment sees the reversal of previously planned 14 weekly A380 service to Hong Kong. The airline will continue to operate 11 weekly service (7 via Bangkok, 4 nonstop) on/after 31MAR13, as per 06JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display.

Schedule (nonstop flight only):
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6
Jul

China Airlines Cancels Kaohsiung – Kuala Lumpur Service from Sep 2012

Update at 0700GMT 06JUL12

China Airlines starting 01SEP12 is cancelling Kaohsiung – Kuala Lumpur service. The twice weekly flight was introduced in November 2011, to fill the void after Malaysia Airlines cancelled the service (Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu – Kaohsiung).

Existing schedule:
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6
Jul

Spring Airlines to Start Shanghai – Bangkok Service from Aug 2012

Update at 0640GMT 06JUL12

China’s low-cost carrier Spring Airlines starting 10AUG12 will launch first scheduled service to South East Asia, where it’ll offer daily Shanghai Pu Dong – Bangkok service. Airbus A320 aircraft to operate this route.

Schedule:
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6
Jul

mango Adjusts Bloemfontein Operations from mid-July 2012

Update at 0620GMT 06JUL12

mango, the South African low-cost carrier, starting 16JUL12 is adjusting operation to/from Bloemfontein. Existing 3 weekly flights from Johannesburg will be cancelled, while Cape Town operation sees additional weekly service (overall increases to 6).

Details:
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6
Jul

Malaysia Airlines Boosts Chennai Service from Sep 2012

Update at 0600GMT 06JUL12

Malaysia Airlines starting 01SEP12 is increasing service on Kuala Lumpur – Chennai route, from daily to 11 weekly. The new flight operates with Boeing 737-800 during the daytime hours.

Schedule:
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6
Jul

UNITED Newark – Rome Aug – Nov 2012 Operation Changes

Update at 0350GMT 06JUL12

UNITED starting 14AUG12 will adjust operation on Newark – Rome service. Existing daily 767-400ER by Continental will switch to UNITED 767-300ER, which also sees the introduction of First Class service.

As a result of the operation adjustment, there will be flight number changes. In addition, this route will operate until 10NOV12 and resumes from 15MAR13.

Details:
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6
Jul

KLM S13 Long-Haul Operation Changes as of 06JUL12

Update at 0320GMT 06JUL12

As per 06JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, additional changes to KLM’s Summer 2013 long-haul operation, effective 31MAR13, as follows.
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6
Jul

Nok Air Expands Domestic Thailand Service from July 2012

Update at 0250GMT 06JUL12

Thailand’s low-cost carrier Nok Air this month (July 2012) is gradually increasing frequencies on a number of domestic routes, which includes the following:
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6
Jul

PLUNA Ceases Operation from 06JUL12

Update at 0205GMT 06JUL12

Uruguay’s PLUNA on the evening of 05JUL12 (local time) announced ceasing operation (although it claims “suspended indefinitely”) after the Government has failed to find new investors, starting 1500GMT on Friday 06JUL12. The Government is reportedly to liquidate the carrier and will start a new carrier as successor. PLUNA was founded in 1936.

Overview of PLUNA’s operation for July 2012 prior to ceasing operation as follows:
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