Archive | April, 2011

TAM Applies for Daily Rio – London flights

 TAM Linhas AĆ©reas has applied to the ANAC ( Brazilian equivalent of CAA ) to increase its Rio De Janeiro – London flights to Daily. The airline presently operates thrice weekly services to London Heathrow on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft.  The decision to increase flights, apparently, comes as a form of head-to-head competition with oneworld carrier […]

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The Networker Lessons #1 : Load Factor

 Welcome to a new feature on The Networker – Lessons – teaching you about the essentials of airline route networking.  Let’s start with the Load Factor.  I’m sure that you have heard of the term load factor at some point. What does load factor mean ? The load factor is the actual number of seats […]

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AirAsia to launch second daily KL – Chennai flight

 AirAsia effective 7 May will be adding its second daily flight on the Kuala Lumpur – Chennai route. The new flight will be operating in the evening. AK243 KUL0630 – 0745MAA 320 Daily NEW AK246 KUL1555 – 1705MAA 320 Daily AK244 MAA0830 – 1455KUL 320 Daily NEW AK247 MAA1750 – 0020+1KUL 320 Daily  The route […]

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Route Analysis : Dubai – Kuwait

 The route between Dubai and Kuwait City, linking the two capitals of the Dubai Emirate and Kuwait, is one of the busiest trunk routes in the Arabian Gulf. The route, one of the launch routes of the Emirates Airline in 1985, has now grown into one of the largest routes operating out of Dubai. Let’s […]

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Etihad Airways Secures Local Rights on Nagoya – Beijing

 Etihad Airways has secured local traffic rights on its flights between Nagoya and Beijing. This will allow the airline to carry local passengers between Nagoya and Beijing.  The airline presently operates five weekly services on the Abu Dhabi – Nagoya – Beijing route. The Abu Dhabi – Beijing sector will go up to daily from […]

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Flydubai to launch flights to Jeddah, and Riyadh

flydubai, effective 1st May, will start operating flights to Jeddah, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. With these two new routes, FZ will be serving a total of five cities in Saudi Arabia. All flights will be operating with Boeing 737-800 equipment. Dubai – Jeddah FZ 833 DXB 0520 – 0715 JED Mo, Th, Sa, Su […]

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Aeroflot to resume Colombo and Ho Chi Minh City flights

 Aeroflot, in Winter 2011 is resuming flights to two of its past destinations – Colombo and Ho Chi Minh City. Flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka will start on 1st November 2011 following a hiatus of a few years, and will operate twice weekly. The flights will operate nonstop on board Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. SU589 Moscow, […]

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Gulf Air Summer Schedule Changes

 Gulf Air starting from May 2011 is increasing flights to a range of destinations. The carrier is also to launch flights to Copenhagen and Nairobi, info on which could be found here.The network increases are as follows. Bangkok, BKK – frequencies to be tincreased from 7 to 9 times per week effective 01JUN Colombo, CMB […]

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Air New Zealand Starts Code-share with Etihad

 Air New Zealand has entered into a code-share pact with Etihad Airways for Etihad flights operated beyond Australia. The destinations include Abu Dhabi, Singapore and London Heathrow. The connecting points are Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Route Etihad flight Air NZ codeshare Sydney – Abu Dhabi EY451, EY455 NZ4251, NZ4255 Melbourne – Abu Dhabi EY461 NZ4261 […]

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Gulf Air to launch Copenhagen and Nairobi

Gulf Air will be launching flights to Copenhagen, Denmark and Nairobi, Kenya from July 2011.   The service to Copenhagen will begin on 1 July and will operate four times a week on board PrivatAir Boeing 737 equipment. The Bahrain – Milan flights presently operated by PrivatAir will hence move to airline’s own Airbus A320 aircraft. […]

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