Archive | October, 2011

Qantas Resumes Mainline Operations

 Qantas Airways, which suspended its mainline operations on Friday, over labour issues, has resumed operations. Fair Work Australia has ruled the airline and its unions to resume work. The resumption is still subject to final approval.   One of the first flights to resume operations would be QF32, operating as QF8032, on the Singapore – Sydney […]

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Qantas Suspends Mainline Operation

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 […]

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Oman Air Postpones Zurich launch

 Oman Air has pushed back the launch of its Zurich flights, scheduled to begin on 30th October, to 2nd December 2011.  The schedule: WY151 MCT 0230 – 0650 ZRH 332 37 WY153 MCT 1310 – 1730 ZRH 332 5 WY153 MCT 1635 – 2055 ZRH 332 1 WY152 ZRH 0915 – 1900 MCT 332 37 […]

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AirAsia Japan applies for first set of routes

 According to reports on Japanese media, AirAsia Japan has applied with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for its first set of routes.  The routes are.. Planned for August 2012 Tokyo Narita – Fukuoka Tokyo Narita – Okinawa Tokyo Narita – Sapporo From October 2012, the airline plans to launch its first […]

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Qatar Airways to launch Benghazi flights

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. Schedule: QR556 DOH 0930 – 1410 BEN 320 2357 QR557 BEN 1510 – 2050 DOH 320 2357

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Air Pacific orders three Airbus A330-200s

 Fiji’s Air Pacific has announced that it has ordered three Airbus A330-200 aircraft to replace its fleet of Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft. The deliveries of the new aircraft will start in 2013. The airline earlier this year cancelled orders for five Boeing 787s. The press release, as found on the airline’s official website, is […]

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Continental Call-sign to be Retired on 11/11/11

Continental Airlines, which merged with United Airlines, will finally come under one Air Operator’s Certificate on 11th November 2011. From this date onwards, the old Continental call sign, or the CO code will no longer be used and all United flights will bear the UA code and the respective call sign. Let’s recall Continental’s memory […]

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RAK Airways to Khartoum and Kuwait

 RAK Airways in Winter 2011 is launching flights to Khartoum, Sudan and Kuwait City, Kuwait.    Khartoum service will operate thrice weekly while Kuwait service (eff 20 Nov) will operate daily. Schedules below. Ras al-Khaimah – Khartoum RT615 RKT1230 – 1555KRT 73H 357 RT616 KRT1615 – 2105RKT 73H 357 Ras al-Khaimah – Kuwait RT310 RKT1115 […]

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Emirates Expands Pakistan Capacity

 Emirates Airlines is increasing service to destinations in Pakistan from Winter 2011/12 onwards. Lahore and Islamabad will be increased to seven weekly flights each and Peshawar flights will be increased to thrice weekly. Dubai – Islamabad From 31st October. EK612 DXB 0330 – 0730 ISB 77W 15 EK616 DXB 0925 – 1320 ISB 332 3 […]

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IndiGo to Kathmandu

 Indian low cost carrier, IndiGo, from 28th October launches daily flights to Kathmandu from Delhi. Schedule below 6E 031 DEL 1055 – 1300 KTM 320 D 6E 032 KTM 1400 – 1550 DEL 320 D  The airline has been on an international expansion drive, since it received authority to operate internationally middle of this year.

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