October 2011 Archives
QANTAS has announced that it's suspending all mainline operations till further notice due to ongoing labour dispute. All jetStar and other affiliate services including Cargo flights will continue operation. The suspension comes into force from 1700AEDT 29th October (today). All airborne flights will continue to their destinations while passengers are advised not to travel to the airports.
The airline will start to lock out employees of three unions effective 31st October from when they will not be eligible to receive their salary. The Australian government is already considering intervention in this issue to minimise the inconvenience on the travelling public.
Qantas will refund, provide accommodati or reimburse passengers depending on their stage of travel. Virgin Australia and a number of other carriers are taking action to accommodate affected passengers.
Qatar Airways has announced that it will be launching flights to Benghazi in Libya from 1st November. The new flights will operate on board Airbus A320 aircraft four times a week.
QR556 DOH 0930 - 1410 BEN 320 2357
QR557 BEN 1510 - 2050 DOH 320 2357
Service begins on 14th October and operates thrice weekly.
Economy Class will be equipped with 'Fixed Back Shell' seats that let passengers recline without disturbing those in the seats behind and in front of them.
Air India effective 1st December will be increasing capacity on the Delhi - Singapore route. The airline will be upgrading the route from a daily Airbus A319 to a daily Boeing 777-300ER.
AI380 DEL 0005 - 0805 SIN 77W D
AI381 SIN 0915 - 1230 DEL 77W D
CSA Czech Airlines' Bratislava operation is again showing signs of becoming one that is short lived. The carrier will be cancelling the following routes out of Bratislava, in its past country-half - Slovakia, effective the IATA Northern Winter season.
- Barcelona (twice weekly)
- Brussels (thrice weekly)
- Rome (twice weekly)
Rome flights will be cancelled from 10th October while the other two routes would be cancelled from 30th October.