Archive | March, 2011

Air India Returns to Sri Lanka

 After a long hiatus of decades, Air India will finally be resuming service to Sri Lanka from Summer. The carrier will fly to Colombo from Chennai six times a week starting 27th March.  The service operates with Airbus A321 aircraft. Schedule below AI273 MAA 1415 – 1535 CMB x3 321 AI274 CMB 1635 – 1800 […]

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Wataniya Airways Suspends Operations

     Kuwait based Wataniya Airways ceased its operations on 16th March, owing to financial issues. The premium carrier operated a fleet of 7 Airbus A320 aircraft, configured to seat 122 each, to a network of destinations that had shrunk to seven destinations prior to closure. ..given the current financial situation of the company and the […]

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Delta Suspends Haneda

 Delta Air Lines, with effect from 22nd March is suspending service to Tokyo Haneda. The carrier has taken the decision owing to the poor demand expected in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The route had already been suffering from low yield owing to its unattractive timings.  The Detroit – Haneda leg will […]

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Routes of The Week 27 Feb – 14 Mar

Airline Type Route Frequency Aircraft Validity Aegean launch Larnaca – London LHR daily A320 eff 27 Mar Garuda Indonesia increase Jakarta – Hong Kong D > 2D 737-800 eff 16 Jun flydubai launch Dubai – Sohag 2 weekly 737-800 eff 6 Apr Qatar Airways launch Doha – Sofia 4 weekly A320 eff 14 Sep Qatar […]

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EXCLUSIVE: SriLankan Airlines to Launch Moscow from December

      SriLankan Airlines, from 23 December 2011, will be launching service to Moscow Domodedovo from Colombo. The service will operate three times weekly ( on Wed, Fri and Sun ) on-board Airbus A330-200 aircraft via Abu Dhabi. The route is already available on reservation systems ( with sales due to open soon). It is one […]

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Qatar Airways to launch Sofia and Kolkata

 Along with the announcement for launch of flights to Oslo today, Qatar Airways has also revealed that it will be launching flights to Sofia, Bulgaria and Kolkata, India. In addition, flights to Budapest will switch to nonstop effective September 14th. Doha – Kolkata Flights will launch 27th July and will operate daily on board Airbus A320 […]

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Qatar Airways to launch Oslo flights from October

 Qatar Airways has just updated on GDS systems that they will be launching flights to Oslo, Norway from 5th October, 2011 onwards. The service will operate five times a week on board two class A330-200 aircraft. Schedule below QR953 Doha (DOH) 0825 – 1440 Oslo (OSL) x16 332 QR954 Oslo (OSL) 16:10 – 2355 Doha […]

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Emirates Adds Third Daily Flight to Manchester

 Emirates Airline has added its third daily flight to Manchester, making the UK airport its third European airport to receive a third daily flight after London Heathrow and Gatwick, also in the UK. The announcement comes following the already announced second daily Manchester flights by Gulf rivals Qatar ( from 1st June) and Etihad ( […]

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Tampa Gets Green-light to fly to Cuba

 At present, the only US airports that are allowed to conduct flights to Cuba are Miami, New York JFK and Los Angeles, and a fourth just got added.  Tampa International Airport had been lobbying for access to Cuba since two years, with the cause championed by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor . The airport received the […]

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Qatar Airways to Terminate London Gatwick Service

 Qatar Airways, effective 1st June 2011, will terminate its flights to London Gatwick. The airline presently operates daily to the airport. The excess capacity will be utilized to increase flights to Manchester to twice daily.  The airline will instead focus its London strategy around Heathrow airport, where it flies four times a day. This will […]

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