Archive | June, 2011

EU and Indonesia boost bilateral air services deal

The European Union today announced that it has signed a “horizontal agreement” on air services with Indonesia that will restore a sound legal basis for future aviation developments between Indonesia and the EU member states. This new agreement, an update to the 2009′s agreement, will place several provisions in bilateral air services agreements between 19 […]

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PHOTOS: Qatar Airways Arrives at Montreal

Qatar Airways yesterday operated its inaugural scheduled flight into Canada. The thrice weekly service to Montreal, was inaugurated with A7-BBH, a Boeing 777-200LR, which was delivered fresh from the Paris Air Show. Photo copyright member AABB777 Photo copyright Qatar Airways

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SriLankan Reducing Mumbai Flights from Winter

According to the present schedules display, SriLankan Airlines appears to be reducing its flights to Mumbai, BOM effective the start of the northern Winter season. UPDATE: The airline has brought forward the reduction. UL145/6 which is presently operating thrice weekly will be cut to twice weekly from July and will be cancelled from August. This […]

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Where Could Korean Air Fly With the CSeries?

 At the 2011 Paris Air Show, Korean Air placed an order for 30 Bombardier CS300 aircraft. The aircraft has a planned range of 2,200nm and could significantly help Korean penetrate its regional markets with an aggressive frequency based operation. Here’s an interesting map depicting to where could Korean Air fly with the CS300s.  The range […]

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Hellenic Imperial to use 747-200 to USA

Greek carrier Hellenic Imperial has pushed back the launch of their scheduled operations to London, and will be using Boeing 747-200 aircraft to New York due to an inability to source sufficient Airbus A340 aircraft. It has been reported that the airline has a payments issue with regards to the ex Gulf Air Airbus A340, […]

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Thai Returns to Brussels from November

UPDATE: This route has now been confirmed by the airline. Thai Airways from 17th November plans to resume flights to Brussels, Belgium, after a hiatus of multiple years. The airline plans to operate three weekly flights between Bangkok and Brussels on board Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Thai’s 777s are fitted with 30 Business class seats and […]

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Why Royal Brunei’s Route Cuts Make Sense

 Royal Brunei Airlines (IATA:BI) yesterday announced plans for drastic cuts in its route network. The airline will be cancelling services to a majority of its long haul destinations, of which most are from the Australasian region.  The destinations to be cut from the network include Auckland, New Zealand, effective 30th October Brisbane, Australia, effective 28th […]

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bmi British Midland to start Amritsar flights

bmi British Midland is launching flights to Amritsar, India from London, effective 13th October. The flights will operate thrice weekly, onboard Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The airline is routing the new flights via Almaty in Kazakhstan. Strangely, the airline at present does not have local traffic rights between Almaty and Amritsar, hindering the full revenue potential […]

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Analysis: Top 30 Airports 2010

The Airports Council International recently released its provisional airport statistics for the year 2010. The 2010 statistics showed some revolutions, with some airports from emerging nations beating some of their more established counterparts. Let’s have a look at the statistics in detail! 2010 Rank 2009 Rank Aiport 2010 Total Pax % Change 1 1 Atlanta, […]

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SriLankan to increase Tiruchirapally service

SriLankan Airlines (IATA:UL) will be increasing flights to Tiruchirapally(TRZ), India effective 6th July. The airline is increasing service from 10 to 13 weekly (twice daily except on Sunday). New service operates on day 3,5,6. Schedule: UL131 CMB TRZ 0730 0830 D 320 UL133 CMB TRZ 1200 1300 x37 320 UL133 CMB TRZ 1115 1215 3 […]

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