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Jul

British Airways Phoenix Service Reductions in Jan/Feb 2013

Update at 2155GMT 16JUL12

As per 16JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, British Airways from 09JAN13 to 11FEB13 is temporary reducing London Heathrow – Phoenix service back to 6 weekly. On 19JUN12, Airline Route first reported that the oneWorld member is increasing this route from 6 weekly to daily from 04DEC12, and would operate the daily flight for entire winter season. However, this is no longer the case after new schedule changes.

Schedule in January 2013:
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16
Jul

Spirit Airlines Further Expands Dallas/Ft. Worth Service in W12/S13

Update at 2135GMT 16JUL12

Spirit Airlines on 16JUL12 announced fresh round of service expansion at Dallas/Ft. Worth, it’s second largest base in its network. The airline in Winter 2012/13 season will launch additional seasonal route, while adding 4 new routes progressively in January, April and June 2013.

Schedules and routes as follows:
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16
Jul

KLM and China Airlines to Expand Codeshare Service from late-July 2012

Update at 1615GMT 16JUL12

KLM and China Airlines plans to start expand their codeshare agreement starting 31JUL12, which covers the following routes.
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16
Jul

Gulf Air Begins Premium A320 Service to Copenhagen from July 2012

Update at 1040GMT 16JUL12

Gulf Air since 01JUL12 has introduced Premium-Airbus A320 aircraft to its Bahrain – Copenhagen daily operation, 3 months earlier than planned. The airline previously planned to operate A320 aircraft on this route from 01OCT12.

Existing schedule:
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16
Jul

AEROFLOT W12 Miami Operational Schedule Change

Update at 1020GMT 16JUL12

AEROFLOT has adjust planned operational schedule for Moscow Sheremetyevo – Miami service, where it plans to resume this route from 30OCT12. The new schedule now leaves Moscow at noon hours and Miami at night time.

New schedule:
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16
Jul

China Southern Charter to Nyala, Sudan in late-July 2012

Update at 1000GMT 16JUL12

China Southern Airlines on 18JUL12/19JUL12 and 26/27JUL12 is operating 2 round-trip military charter services to Nyala in Sudan’s Darfur State, on board Boeing 757 aircraft. The airline will operate Jinan – Urumqi – Sharjah – Nyala (domestic sector on inbound flight is Urumqi – Zhengzhou) routing.

Schedule:
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16
Jul

ANA Taipei Taoyuan Capacity Reductions in late-Sep 2012

Update at 0940GMT 16JUL12

ANA in late-September 2012 is temporary reducing capacity on Tokyo Narita – Taipei Taoyuan service, where it’ll operate Boeing 737-700 aircraft instead of 767-300ER aircraft. Planned schedule, effective dates for aircraft changes as follows:
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16
Jul

Malaysia Airlines Ends A330 Domestic Operation from late-Aug 2012

Update at 0920GMT 16JUL12

From 30AUG12, Malaysia Airlines is ending widebody aircraft operation on domestic service. The Airbus A330 aircraft, which currently operates on Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu route three times a week. From this date, the airline operates exclusively with Boeing 737 aircraft 9 times a day.

Schedule from 30AUG12:
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16
Jul

Air Niugini to Launch Port Moresby – Cebu from mid-July 2012 with Revised Schedule

Update at 0900GMT 16JUL12

Air Niugini starting 19JUL12 will launch Port Moresby – Cebu service, its 2nd destination in the Philippines. Service to operate twice weekly with Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The airline previously planned to start the service from 15JUL12, but did not materialized.

Note the airline has adjusted planned operational schedule at the mean time, while opening reservation to general public.

Schedule:
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16
Jul

Air China to Operate 4 Round-Trip 777-300ER Service to London Gatwick Jul – Sep 2012

Update at 0840GMT 16JUL12

As per 16JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Air China between late-July and early-September 2012 is to operate 4 round-trip Beijing – London Gatwick service on board Boeing 777-300ER, instead of A330-200. First Class service is being offered on these 4 flights.

In addition, the airline on Tuesday 14AUG12 will operate extra flight to London Gatwick, on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Schedule:
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16
Jul

TACA to Start Lima – Cali / Medellin from late-August 2012

Update at 0820GMT 16JUL12

TACA from late-August 2012 is launching new connections between Peru and Colombia, where the airline will operate 3 weekly flights each from Lima to Cali and Medellin. Schedules and effective dates:
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16
Jul

ETIHAD Goes all-A340 Service to Seoul Incheon from Jan 2013

Update at 0800GMT 16JUL12

ETIHAD over the weekend (of 14JUL12) has further adjusted planned operation on Abu Dhabi – Seoul Incheon service. From 01JAN13, the airline will switch from Airbus A330-300 to Airbus A340-500 on this route on daily basis. Previous plan called for a mix of A330-300 and A340-500 operation.

Schedule:
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16
Jul

Cebu Pacific to Launch 4th Base at Iloilo

Update at 0740GMT 16JUL12

Cebu Pacific today (16JUL12) announced the launch of its 4th base at Iloilo from November 2012, where it’ll launch 4 new routes, including the only international service to Hong Kong and Singapore. The airline is also seeking growth with new route opportunities via Routesonline’s Route Exchange, which it currently accepts service proposals from airport authorities.

Planned new routes and schedules are listed below:
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16
Jul

SpiceJet to Start Afghanistan Service from mid-August 2012

Update at 0720GMT 16JUL12

India’s low-cost carrier SpiceJet from 14AUG12 is launching service to Afghanistan, with 3 weekly Delhi – Kabul flights. Kabul is the carrier’s 4th international destination.

Schedule:
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16
Jul

UTair to Start Boeing 767 Service; Plans Vladivostok Flight by Sep 2012

Update at 0700GMT 16JUL12

Russian carrier UTair starting 17JUL12 is introducing Boeing 767-200ER aircraft to its operation. The ex-Continental/UNITED 767-200 aircraft is configured in 25 Business and 145 Economy class seats, and will first enter service on Moscow – Surgut route.

The airline is also planning daily Moscow – Vladivostok new nonstop service on board the widebody aircraft. Planned schedule:
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16
Jul

Air India August 2012 Long-Haul Operation Changes

Update at 0640GMT 16JUL12

As per 16JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Air India is extending interim schedule for long-haul service in August 2012, despite pilot industrial action has ended in early-July 2012. Planned long-haul operation as follows:
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16
Jul

American Airlines Expands Brazil Service in NW12

Update at 0620GMT 16JUL12

American Airlines in Northern Winter 2012/13 season is expanding operation to Brazil. The airline will add 2nd daily service each on Miami – Recife and New York JFK – Sao Paulo, while splitting existing triangle service to Recife and Salvador da Bahia (from Miami).

Effective dates for the new flights and schedules are listed below:
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16
Jul

SAS to Operate One-Way Tokyo – Kiruna Service in Dec 2012/Jan 2013

In conjunction with local tour operators in Japan, SAS in Winter 2012/13 season is to operate 4 one-way service from Tokyo Narita to Kiruna in Sweden. The Star Alliance member will operate this flight on 23DEC12, 12JAN13, 26JAN13 and 02FEB13.

Schedule:
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