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Jul

QATAR Airways Revises Planned Oslo Service Increase from Jan 2013

Update at 2050GMT 23JUL12

As per 23JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, QATAR Airways has updated its schedule, which now sees Doha – Oslo service increase from 5 weekly to daily from 01JAN13. Previously the system was showing increase to 9 weekly and all flights accepting for reservation.

Despite the change, the airline retains its plan to split operation into two banks, providing additional options to other destinations.

Schedule:
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23
Jul

WestJet to Launch 4 New Destinations and 12 Routes in W12

Update at 1600GMT 23JUL12

WestJet in Winter 2012/13 season will introduce 12 new routes to the US, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, including 4 new destinations: Antigua, Curacao, Liberia and Manzanillo.

Planned new routes and schedules:
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23
Jul

KLM Resumes Zimbabwe Service in NW12 after 13 Years Suspension

Update at 1520GMT 23JUL12

KLM starting 29OCT12 is returning to Zimbabwe with service resumption to Harare, operating 3 times a week. KLM last operated its own aircraft into Harare in late-October 1999, with twice weekly Amsterdam – Johannesburg – Harare route.

From 29OCT12, the airline will operate this route in conjunction with Lusaka, as Amsterdam – Harare – Lusaka – Amsterdam, with Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Schedule:
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23
Jul

Air Europa Boosts Planned Madrid – Bilbao Operation due Oct 2012

Update at 0940GMT 23JUL12

Air Europa has revised planned operation on Madrid – Bilbao service, due to start 01OCT12. The Skyteam member will now operate this service 4 times a day, instead of previously planned 3. Embraer E190 aircraft operates this route.

Schedule:
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23
Jul

Hainan Airlines Plans 3rd Weekly Toronto Service in Jan 2013

Update at 0920GMT 23JUL12

Hainan Airlines in January 2013 season plans to operate 3rd weekly rotation on Beijing – Toronto route, with flight operates on Mondays. However, reservation is not open at this moment.

Planned operational schedule:
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23
Jul

Dragonair Revises Sep/Oct 2012 Dhaka and Kathmandu Operation

Update at 0900GMT 23JUL12

As per 23JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Dragonair has revised planned operation to Dhaka and Kathmandu between 31AUG12 and 28OCT12, where the airline will operate 6 times a week. Previously the airline planned to operate up to 9 weekly service.

Schedule:
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23
Jul

Aerosvit Shelves Planned Seasonal Resumption to Colombo in W12

Update at 0840GMT 23JUL12

As per 23JUL12 GDS inventory display, Aerosvit appears to have cancelled planned seasonal service resumption on Kiev – Colombo route, from 28OCT12. The airline previously planned to operate twice weekly service with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Reservation for this route on/after 28OCT12 is now closed.

Previously planned schedule:
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23
Jul

Aegean Airlines Expands Seasonal Routes to Russia in S12

Update at 0820GMT 23JUL12

Aegean Airlines since 22APR12 has launched twice weekly Rhodes – Moscow Domodedovo as well as Irakleion – Moscow Domodedovo service, which was not reported on Airline Route. The Star Alliance is operating this route with Airbus A320 aircraft, until 04NOV12. It also operates 4 weekly nonstop from Athens, 7 from Thessaloniki.

In addition, the Star Alliance member since 24JUN12 also launched seasonal service to Russia from Thessaloniki, covering Ekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Perm and Rostov. These flights are operating as scheduled service.

Schedule:
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23
Jul

Aegean Airlines Starts Kuwait Service

Update at 0800GMT 23JUL12

Aegean Airlines since 21JUN12 has launched Athens – Kuwait service, operates with Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline operates once weekly service, but selected period sees twice weekly operation.

Operational schedule:
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23
Jul

germanwings to Cancel Munich – Berlin Schoenefeld Service from late-Oct 2012

Update at 0740GMT 23JUL12

germanwings starting 28OCT12 is cancelling Munich – Berlin Schoenefeld operation, where it currently offers up to 4 daily flights on weekdays. Existing schedule until 27OCT12:
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23
Jul

Turkish Airlines Expands Tel Aviv Operation from Sep 2012

Update at 0720GMT 23JUL12

Turkish Airlines starting 01SEP12 is increasing Istanbul – Tel Aviv operation, where it’ll increase from 25 to 30 weekly. This will gradually increase to 31 weekly from 27SEP12, 32 from 01OCT12.

Schedule (effective 28OCT12):
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23
Jul

DELTA Plans Daily Flights to Iceland in S13

Update at 0700GMT 23JUL12

DELTA over the weekend (of 21JUL12) has loaded its summer 2013 schedule for New York JFK – Reykjavik route, which sees the Skyteam member to operate daily service starting 24MAY13. In Summer 2011 and 2012, DELTA operated this route 5 times a week.

Planned schedule:
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23
Jul

Donavia Launches Airbus A319 Operation Mid-July 2012; Planned W12 Operation Changes as of 23JUL12

Update at 0640GMT 23JUL12

AEROFLOT Group carrier Donavia has introduced Airbus A319 aircraft to its operation, gradually replacing Boeing 737 operation. The A319 entered operation on 16JUL12, initially offering Moscow Sheremetyevo – Mineralnye Vody and Moscow Sheremetyevo – Stavropol route.

Schedule:
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23
Jul

Transaero Resumes Denpasar Service in Oct 2012

Update at 0620GMT 23JUL12

Transaero starting 12OCT12 resumes Moscow Domodedovo – Denpasar service, which operates every 11 days on board 747-400. For the moment schedule is only loaded until 27OCT12.

Schedule:
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23
Jul

Rossiya Airlines to Cancel Amsterdam Operation in W12

Update at 0600GMT 23JUL12

Rossiya Airlines from 28OCT12 is cancelling St. Petersburg – Amsterdam operation, where it currently operates 5 weekly service. Schedule until 27OCT12:
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23
Jul

British Airways W12 Trans-Atlantic Routine Reductions Update as of 23JUL12

Update at 0500GMT 23JUL12

As of 23JUL12, updated list of British Airways’ routine reductions during Winter 2012/13 period on Trans-Atlantic flights as follows. Routes or flights marked with * represents newly added cancellations since last report on Airline Route on 18JUL12.
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23
Jul

British Airways Jan 2013 Tokyo Haneda Suspension / Dubai Reduction

Update at 0420GMT 23JUL12

British Airways from 07JAN13 to 02FEB13 is cancelling London Heathrow – Tokyo Haneda service, where 4-class Boeing 777-200ER aircraft operates 5 times a week. This is a routine seasonal reduction due to lower demand. Separately, 1 of 3 daily London Heathrow – Dubai service, BA105/104, will be cancelled as well from 07JAN13 to 03FEB13 (DXB departure cancelled 08JAN13 – 04FEB13).

Schedule in Winter 2012/13 season:
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23
Jul

Route Profile: ANA Boeing 747 Domestic Japan Operations 1981 – 2012

This edition of Route Profile gives the overview of ANA’s Boeing 747 Domestic Japan Operations between 1981 and 2012. The airline’s first Boeing 747 service was in January 1979.
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23
Jul

Route Profile: Taipei – Kaohsiung Air Service in 1997

As Mandarin Airlines is ending operation on Taipei Sung Shan – Kaohsiung service (see related post) in September 2012, this marks the end of air traffic service between Taiwan’s capital and second largest city.

This edition of Route Profile provides a quick look of operational schedules of this route in June 1997, which saw 89 daily flights on weekdays, 98 on weekends.
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23
Jul

Mandarin Airlines Cancels Taipei Sung Shan – Kaohsiung Service from Sep 2012

Update at 0005GMT 23JUL12

Mandarin Airlines starting 01SEP12 will cancel Taipei Sung Shan – Kaohsiung service, marking the end of air traffic service between Taiwan’s capital and second largest city. Reservation for this route is now closed on/after 01SEP12.

Schedule until 31AUG12:
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