Emirates Adds Service to Clark, Enters Manila’s Secondary LCC Airport

 Emirates already has a significant presence in Philippines with three daily flights to Manila and it has been well known that the carrier was keen to add more capacity to this fast growing city. Yet, Manila (MNL) at present is one of the most crowded airports in Asia – and getting a slot, specially one at your […]

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JAL Postpones Helsinki Route Launch

Japan Airlines today announced that it is postponing until further notice, the launch of its recently announced new route between Tokyo and Helsinki, due to the grounding of Boeing 787 aircraft. The airline originally planned to start this route on 25th February, with Boeing 787 aircraft.   Originally planned schedule: JL413 NRT HEL 1145 1505HEL […]

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Alitalia Cancels Beijing Service from March

Alitalia will be cancelling its four-times weekly Rome – Beijing service from 6th March 2013. The airline presently operates the route with an Airbus A330-200.   Schedule:  AZ790 FCO PEK 1335 0655+1 x246 AZ791 PEK FCO 0940 1415FCO x357

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Where is the 787 Flying Right Now?

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The Boeing 787 has been all over the news lately, and all for the wrong reasons. While the real depth of the issues are not yet known, the 787 still continues to fly – and safely. Where does it fly? The mapS below tell you. (Click on the images to view in full size) Worldwide […]

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Ukrainian Aviation Landscape Changes as Aerosvit Declares Bankruptcy

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Ukraine’s eighteen year old flag carrier Aerosvit entered into bankruptcy on the 3rd of January, continuing the list of European large airline bankruptcies, and becoming the first airline to declare bankruptcy in 2013.  AeroSvit operates as a Closed Joint Stock Company and is owned by the Privat Group – which also owns Dniproavia and Donbassaero. The owner of the Privat Group is […]

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Vietnam Airlines plans London service increase, Adds Frankfurt stop

Vietnam Airlines, from April 2013, plans a service increase to its recently launched London Gatwick service – however will now add a Frankfurt stop in both directions. The airline will increase frequencies on the Ho Chi Minh – London Gatwick routing from 2 to 3 per week, increasing the overall service from four to five […]

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DoT Awards Delta the Rights for Seattle – Haneda

 The U.S Department of Transportation last week tentatively awarded Delta Air Lines the right to serve Tokyo Haneda from Seattle, after a toughly battled contest among the major US airlines. The following post sums up in brief the reasonings made by each airline, and the grounds on which their competitors contetsed it. United States has four pairs […]

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The Scandinavia based Low Cost Carrier Norwegian today revealed its long haul plans to the world with the opening of its long haul flights for reservation. Norwegian’s first two long haul destinations will be Bangkok and New York as published already, and will be served from both Stockholm and Oslo. The airline will use Boeing […]

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Kingfisher Airlines’ license suspended

The Indian DGCA announced today, that it has suspended the license (AOC) of cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines (IATA: IT). The airline was asked by the regulator earlier this month to submit an explanation on why its AOC should not be revoked, after its engineers and pilots went on strike in late September. The airline is several […]

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KLM Plans to Launch Fukuoka Service

KLM has revealed on the GDS that it plans to launch service to Fukuoka in Japan, in Summer 2013. Fukuoka will be the airline’s third Japanese destination after Tokyo and Osaka. The new service will begin on 3rd April, 2013 and will operate thrice weekly. Schedule: KL869 AMS FUK 1440 0820+1 772 D357 KL870 FUK […]

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