Archive | August, 2011

THAI Upgrades Services to Bangalore and Colombo

 Thai Airways effective 31st October is upgrading the aircraft type on its routes to Bangalore (Bengaluru) and Colombo. Bangalore Service increases to daily Boeing 777-200ER from the present mix of Boeing 777-200ER and A330-300. This however will bring a total of 7 seats less than the present number, since the 772 seats 302 passengers versus […]

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World A380 Routes Outlook

 Looking at Airbus A380-800′s worldwide routes data provides for an interesting outlook. The mega aircraft now operates from routes as shorter as in 700s of st.mi. to 7900s of st.mi. The most number of seats are on offer in routes between 6700 and 6799st.mi, with 153,146 seat miles on offer per week. The smallest on […]

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Kingfisher to start three new routes to Colombo

Kingfisher Airlines is to start three new routes to Colombo, Sri Lanka, effective 30th September. The airline will launch daily flights from Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Thiruchirapalli on board ATR72 aircraft. The airline originally planned to launch these flights in late 2010, which never materialized. Kochi IT079 COK CMB 2345 0115 D ATR IT080 CMB COK […]

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Cathay Pacific Increases Los Angeles to 3 Daily

Cathay Pacific has increased its Los Angeles flights from 17 to 21 weekly, with effect from 2nd March 2012. The route will now be flown exclusively by Boeing 777-300ERs. Schedule: CX884 HKG LAX 1305-0940 D 77W CX882 HKG LAX 1625-1255 D 77W CX880 HKG LAX 2345-2015 D 77W CX885 LAX HKG 1125-1845+1 D 77W CX883 […]

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All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner JA801A ZA101

Boeing 787 is certified. Where will it fly ?

The Boeing 787-8 has just been officially certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Where will it fly ? You might be wondering. Photo by Flightblogger. The first ever Boeing 787 to enter in commercial operation, JA801A will be handed over to launch operator All Nippon Airlines on 26th September. The aircraft will be configured […]

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Gulf Air to South Sudan

Continuing its impressive expansion this year, Gulf Air has just announced its new route to Southern Sudan – the world’s youngest country. The airline will operate three weekly services to Juba, the South Sudan capital, on board Embraer E190 aircraft. The new route comes into effect from 3rd February 2012. GF721 BAH JUB 1120 1630 […]

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China Southern to operate A380 domestically from Oct.

China Southern Airlines has made available for reservation its first Airbus A380 routes. As announced earlier, the A380 will first operate on the Beijing – Guangzhou sector with a daily roundtrip flight from 17th October. The aircraft will then switch to operating a daily Beijing – Shanghai roundtrip flight from 26th October. The aircraft will […]

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Peach announces Flight Schedule

Peach Aviation, ANA’s low cost airline subsidiary with a Japanese partner (ANA also has a soon to begin JV for an LCC with AirAsia), has announced it’s initial flight schedule. The airline will begin operations with three daily flights between Osaka (KIX) and Sapporo(CTS), and four daily flights between KIX and Fukuoka. The airline plans […]

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All About Cathay’s Y+

As hinted a few weeks ago, Cathay Pacific this week made public its intention to have a Premium Economy product onboard. While the new product is yet to receive a formal launch, new flights to be operated with Premium Economy have already been loaded on the reservation systems. With the new product offering, Cathay becomes […]

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Avianca Applies for Bogota – Rio

Avianca Airlines has requested approval from the Brazilian ANAC to operate flights on the Bogota – Rio De Janeiro route. The carrier presently has rights to operate three weekly flights on the route. The proposed schedule, which is YET to receive approval, and is slated to begin on 18th October is as follows. AV261 BOG […]

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