Archive | March, 2011

Lufthansa to Use Airbus A380 to Miami

 As per a trusted source, Lufthansa will be deploying Airbus A380 aircraft on its flights to Miami, from Frankfurt, effective 10 June.  The flight is expected to be LH462, departing Frankfurt at 0945.  Final flight details will be uploaded to the GDS today, accordingly to which this post will be updated.

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Qantas Group to Reallocate Capacity and Retire Planes

 In response to the rising fuel prices and drop of demand due to natural disasters, the Qantas group has decided to reallocate some of its capacity and retire some of its aircraft earlier than planned.  With the newly announced plan, the airline will be reducing Qantas and Jetstar’s second half domestic capacity growth from 14% […]

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A Market of Growth : China – Sri Lanka – Analysis

 While China and Sri Lanka, as nations, have had a long ranging relationship in many fronts from religion to trade – it is only in 2005, when air links between the two countries began. And it has grown exponentially since then, with a lot of potential for growth.  The first air link between mainland China […]

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Air NZ Wants You to Stay Fit With New Safety Video

 Air New Zealand is popular for their quirky marketing tactics, specially online, from Bare Essentials to Rico. And the kiwi team is in with something new, this time by hiring popular fitness coach Richard Simmons to be your instructor on the safety video! Have a look for yourself !

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Aerosvit to launch Colombo flights

     Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines will be launching flights to Colombo, effective 22 Oct 2011, becoming the second carrier to operate the route in less than an year.  Aerosvit’s flights will operate twice weekly, nonstop between Kiev and Colombo with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The airline had only recently announce plans to acquire more 767s.  Ukraine International […]

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Emirates Receives Approval for Second Vienna Daily

 Emirates Airline has received approval from Austria to operate its second daily flight into Vienna, which was previously blocked by the Austrian regulatory authorities.  The flights were blocked following comments by Austrian Airlines Chairman Mr. Peter Malanik that EK is a state project with cheap labor competing against Austrian Airlines. The Chairman had stated that […]

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China Eastern Files to End AA codeshare, to Join with Delta

 China Eastern Airlines yesterday filed with the US Department of Transportation to end its 13yr old codesharing accord with American Airlines. The two has been codesharing on each other’s flights between the USA and China since 1998.  The termination of the agreement follows MU’s entry into SkyTeam and AA’s launch of its own Los Angeles […]

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Gulf Air to launch Kabul

 Gulf Air, effective 15th June 2011, will be launching service to Kabul, Afghanistan. Services will operate four times a week on board Airbus A320 aircraft. The schedule is below GF742 BAH 1115 – 1550 KBL Mo, We, Fr, Su 320 GF741 KBL 1650 – 1845 BAH Mo, We, Fr, Su 320 Announcing the route, Gulf […]

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Etihad to start flights to Maldives

 Etihad Airways effective 1st November will be launching flights to Malé International Airport, Maldives. The flights will operate daily on board Airbus A32O aircraft. Schedule below EY278 AUH 0915 – 1430 MLE D 320 EY279 MLE 2040 – 0005+1 AUH D 320  Etihad at present codeshares with SriLankan on the latter’s flights to Malé from Colombo.

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Japan Flight Information Update

 Due to the impending situation in Japan, most airlines have made changes to their flights into Japan. The following is an overview of presently planned flight operations into Japan by some of the leading carriers operating into Japan. Data is for the period 22 – 28 March. Last updated at 1415 UTC. Please note that […]

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