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25
Jul

China Eastern Increasing Sydney Operation from mid-Dec 2012

Update at 0800GMT 25JUL12

China Eastern starting 14DEC12 is increasing operation on Shanghai Pu Dong – Sydney route, where it’ll increase from daily to 9 weekly flights, until the end of Northern Winter schedule. Airbus A330-300 aircraft operates this route.

Schedule:
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25
Jul

Vietnam Airlines Increases Laos / Cambodia Operation in W12

Update at 0700GMT 25JUL12

Vietnam Airlines from 28OCT12 is adding second and third daily service on Hanoi – Vientiane and Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap respectively, enhancing its flight option to the Indo-China region.

Details:
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25
Jul

Vietnam Airlines to Start Ho Chi Minh – Jakarta Service in W12

Update at 0640GMT 25JUL12

Vietnam Airlines starting 28OCT12 is launching service to Indonesia, with 4 weekly Ho Chi Minh – Jakarta nonstop service on board Airbus A321 aircraft. Reservation for this new flight is now open.

Schedule:
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25
Jul

DELTA Cancels New York JFK – Istanbul Service from mid-Nov 2012 to late-Mar 2013

Update at 0010GMT 25JUL12

DELTA from 18NOV12 till 29MAR13 is suspending New York JFK – Istanbul service, as reservation for this flight is closed between this date period. The Skyteam member previously planned to operate this service 5 times a week during winter season.

Winter schedule until 17NOV12:
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24
Jul

AIRFRANCE Re-Configured 747 Fleet Operation as of 24JUL12

Update at 0945GMT 24JUL12

AIRFRANCE is gradually re-configuring its remaining 7 Boeing 747-400 aircraft, which sees New Affaires (Business Class) seating and personal tv on all class of service. The re-configured Boeing 747 seats 432 – C36Y396. 4 of 7 Boeing 747 will also see new seats in Voyageur (Economy) Class as well as latest generation of inflight entertainment system.

Planned re-configured Boeing 747 aircraft operations as follows:
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24
Jul

Air Europa Amsterdam W12 Aircraft Changes

Update at 0700GMT 24JUL12

Air Europa starting 28OCT12 is introducing Boeing 737-800 aircraft on its twice daily Madrid – Amsterdam service, replacing Embraer E190 aircraft. The airline previously planned to operate this route with 737 at the launch of Summer 2012 schedule, but was postponed.

Schedule eff 28OCT12:
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24
Jul

Donavia to Increase Mineralnye Vody – Yerevan Service in W12

Update at 0620GMT 24JUL12

Donavia in Winter 2012/13 season is increasing Mineralnye Vody – Yerevan service, where it’ll introduce 3rd weekly service on Sundays on this route, effective 28OCT12.

Schedule:
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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

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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21
Jul

DELTA Boosts Honolulu – Fukuoka W12 Operation

Update at 1500GMT 21JUL12

DELTA from 28OCT12 is planning to increase Honolulu – Fukuoka winter operation, where it will operate daily service. Previously the Skyteam member planned to operate 6 weekly service.

Boeing 767-300ER aircraft operates the following schedule:
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20
Jul

China Southern Increases Dalian / Shenyang – Tokyo Narita Service from mid-July 2012

Update at 1020GMT 20JUL12

China Southern since 17JUL12 has increased service between Northeastern China and Tokyo Narita, where operation from Dalian and Shenyang both increases to daily flight. These new flights are operating under scheduled charter basis.

Schedule:
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20
Jul

China Eastern Opens Reservation for New Cairns Service due late-Oct 2012

Update at 0840GMT 20JUL12

China Eastern today (20JUL12) begins opening reservation for its new Shanghai Pu Dong – Cairns service, due to start from 30OCT12. The airline will operate three times a week with A330-200 aircraft. Flight schedule was loaded earlier this month (reported on 09JUL12), however it did not open reservation until today.

Note there is a minor modification to planned operational schedule:
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20
Jul

Korean Air Increasing Okayama Service from mid-Sep 2012

Update at 0820GMT 20JUL12

Korean Air from 15SEP12 is increasing Seoul Incheon – Okayama service, where it’ll add 2 weekly flights, raising overall frequencies to 9 weekly. The new flight operates in the morning hours from Seoul and night-time from Okayama.

Schedule:
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19
Jul

Korean Air to Offer Tokyo Narita – Yeosu one-time Charter in Aug 2012

Update at 0900GMT 19JUL12

Korean Air in August 2012 is operating one-time charter service on Tokyo Narita – Yeosu, as part of World Expo Charter. The return flight operates out of Busan.

Schedule:
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19
Jul

AeroMexico to Start Mexico City – Queretaro Service from Sep 2012

Update at 0820GMT 19JUL12

AeroMexico starting 01SEP12 is launching Mexico City – Queretaro service, with twice daily service on board ERJ145 aircraft. Operation as follows:
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19
Jul

Korean Air to Operate A380 Service to Paris in Nov/Dec 2012

Update at 0800GMT 19JUL12

As per 19JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Korean Air starting 28OCT12 once again operates Airbus A380 service on Seoul Incheon – Paris CDG route, three times a week. The Skyteam member briefly operated A380 to Paris as its First European destination in Sep and Oct 2011.

From 28OCT12 to 31DEC12, service operates with a mix of A380 and Boeing 777-300ER. Service returns to daily 747-400 from 01JAN13.

Schedule:
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18
Jul

AIRFRANCE to Start London City – Muenster Service from late-Oct 2012

2nd Update at 1320GMT 18JUL12

AIRFRANCE starting 29OCT12 will start daily London City – Muenster operation, on board VLM/CITYJET’s Fokker 50 aircraft. (Airline Route initially reported this as 6 weekly service, which is incorrect, and should read as daily.)

Schedule:
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18
Jul

China Southern Adjusts W12 Moscow Operations

Update at 0820GMT 18JUL12

As per 18JUL12 GDS timetable and inventory display, China Southern is adjusting Urumqi – Moscow Sheremetyevo service in Winter 2012/13 season. The airline will now maintain daily operation instead of reducing to 4 weekly, but operational aircraft will switch from Boeing 757 to Boeing 737-700.

Schedule:
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