Archive | May, 2011

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Google Starts Displaying Flight Search Results

 Taking its journey to world domination global ambitions one step further, the internet giant Google has now begun displaying flight search data for its search results. An example search result for Flights from London to New York  To get a flight search listing, all you have to do is searching for “Flights from (city) to […]

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easyJet Launches New Campaign Against the APD

 easyJet, the UK registered LCC, has launched a new campaign against a proposed rise to the UK Air Passenger Duty. Titled, “Tax Planes, Not People”, the carrier asks the government to change the APD tax to a per-aircraft basis from its present per-passenger basis.  The carrier has launched a new website,, to raise awareness about […]

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SriLankan May Launch Flights to Canada

UPDATE: The airline has confirmed to The Networker that it will not be launching its own service to Canada, but instead code-share.  SriLankan Airlines has long been planning to operate flights into Toronto, Canada. The airline wanted to operate these flights via London, and they recently received fifth freedom approval from the UK authorities for […]

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The Networker Lessons #3 : GDS

 I am sure that you have heard the word GDS plenty of times when discussing about airlines. What does GDS mean? What can it do? Let’s find out.  GDS is the acronym for Global Distribution System. A GDS enables an airline to sell its tickets via travel agents.  The GDS evolved from the concept of […]

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Etihad to launch Seychelles flights

Etihad Airways today announced plans to launch flights to Mahé in the Seychelles, becoming the third Gulf carrier to operate flights to the Indian ocean island.   The airline will be operating two-class Airbus A320 aircraft on the route, four times a week, from 1st November 2011. Flight schedule: EY 622 AUH 1000 – 1435 […]

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Iberia to Launch Angola Service

Iberia, from 29th of September, is launching twice weekly service to Luanda in Angola. The service operates out of Madrid.The schedule: IB6321 MAD 0020 – 0655 LAD Mon, Fri 343 (7h35min)IB6322 LAD 2240 – 0725 MAD Mon, Fri 343 (7h45min)

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Flydubai Enters Ukraine Market with 3 Routes

Flydubai is launching new flights to Ukraine, and in a grand way. The Dubai based LCC is starting three routes into Ukraine. Photo by SJByles The airline will be starting service to.. Kiev, KBP – from 16th September 2011 Kharkiv, HRK – from 16th September 2011 Donetsk, DOK – from 17th September 2011 All routes will […]

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SIA to Set Up Long Haul LCC Subsidiary

Singapore Airlines today announced its plans to launch a new low cost long haul carrier. The new subsidiary, to be wholly owned by SIA, will be managed independently. The airline stated that “The new airline is being established following extensive review and analysis. It will enable the SIA Group to serve a largely untapped new […]

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ANA’s LCC Gets a Name : Peach

 Back in August 2010, All Nippon Airways announced its plans to launch a low cost carrier. This new LCC, to be based in Osaka, was first called A&F Aviation – till it gets a name. This new LCC has now received its proper name – Peach. Aligning with the new brand, the holding company too […]

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Lufthansa to End Hyderabad Service

 Lufthansa, effective Winter 2011/12 will be terminating service to Hyderabad, HYD. The German carrier presently operates thrice weekly Frankfurt – Hyderabad flights. Poor loads are believed to be the reason for the cancellation. There is only very little O&D traffic between Hyderabad and Germany, and LH’s flights were almost entirely dependent on connecting traffic. Present […]

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