Archive | February, 2011

A Proposal for a new SriLankan Flight Schedule

Published: 4MAR2011  It was widely reported recently that SriLankan Airlines (IATA: UL ), presently an all AIrbus carrier, is considering the Boeing 777 as its A340-300 replacement. The airline may place an order for 777s and will lease some used 777s till the fresh aircraft are delivered.  In my opinion, the carrier should lease a […]

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Qatar Airways launches Montreal from 29th June

 Qatar Airways will be launching flights to Montreal, its first Canadian destination, from 29th June 2011. The airline will operate the route three times weekly on board Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Schedule QR 927 DOH 0835 – 1450 YUL Su, We, Fr QR 928 YUL 2315 – 1840+1 DOH Su, We, Fr The westbound sector takes […]

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Routes of The Week 20-26 February

Airline Type Route Frequency A/C Type Validity Etihad increase Abu Dhabi – Beijing 5 weekly > Daily A330-200 eff 2 Jul Oman Air increase Muscat – Colombo 5 > 6 weekly EQV eff 1 Jun China Eastern increase Qingdao – Nanjing – SIN 3w > Daily A319 eff 27 Mar Emirates cancellation Dubai – Tripoli […]

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SriLankan Receieves More Rights to, and 5th Freedom to Canada, via UK

 Sri Lanka and the UK have revised the bilateral air services agreement between the two countries, Sri Lanka’s state radio reported. Previously Sri Lankan airlines were allowed 14 weekly flights to the UK, which has now been increased to 21 weekly. The agreement has also provided fifth freedom rights to SriLankan between UK and the […]

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BA to Suspend Sharm -el Sheikh

 British Airways, in an internal email, has confirmed that it will be suspending its Sharm -el Sheikh route with effect from 2nd of May. The airline is citing poor demand as the reason for cancellation. The route is presently served three times a week on board Boeing 777 aircraft. It is believed that the airline […]

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Emirates Cancels Tripoli Flights for Winter, Reduces Cairo, Restricts Christchurch

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Iberia Applies to Launch Barcelona – Sao Paulo

Sapnish national carrier Iberia has applied to launch services to Sao Paulo from Barcelona. If approved, the route will start on June 17th or 18th. Iberia plans to operate the service thrice weekly with an Airbus A340-300. The competition comes from Singapore  Airlines, which operates thrice weekly SIN-BCN-GRU service on board Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Schedules […]

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Jet Airways to go nonstop to New York, and to launch Amsterdam

 Jet Airways (IATA:9W) has applied to start nonstop flights to New York area from India. The airline is expected to start the route from either Delhi or Mumbai. Jet’s three Boeing 777-300ERs currently on a wet lease with Turkish Airlines are scheduled to return by October, which the carrier will use for this route. It […]

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Routes of The Week 13 – 19 February

Airline Type Route Frequency A/C Type Validity American reduction Chicago -Delhi Daily > 6 weekly 777-200ER eff 1 May Dragon Air increase Hong Kong – Kaohsiung 32 > 42 weekly 32S/330 eff 27 Mar Hawaiian launch Honolulu – Osaka daily 767-300ER eff 12 Jul Korean Air increase Seoul – Guam daily > 11 weekly 777/A330 […]

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Alitalia to launch Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Johannesburg and Seoul in 2012-13

 Alitalia has stated that it plans to launch services to Abu Dhabi and Seoul in 2012, and to add Delhi and Johannesburg in 2013. This will complement its planned Beijing and Rio De Janeiro services this year.  The airline has likely opted to operate Delhi – Rome, opposed to Mumbai – Rome due to the […]

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