Archive | January, 2012

Korean Air expands into East Africa with Nairobi link

Korean Air, from 21st June 2012, launches nonstop service on the Seoul Incheon – Nairobi route; making it the rapidly expanding airline’s first Eastern African destination. The route will operate thrice weekly on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Schedule: KE959 ICN 2230 – 0530+1 NBO 332 246 KE960 NBO 1030 – 0450+1 ICN 332 357 With […]

Continue Reading
Thai-Smile-A320.png

Thai Smile to commence services on July

 Thai Smile plans to conduct its first flight on 1st July, said Thai Airways in its annual report. Thai Smile is a new fully owned Low Cost Carrier subsidiary of Thai Airways.  The new LCC is expected to utilize the TG code, but will have a lower cost base than its parent. The new airline will […]

Continue Reading

Emirates to upgrade Dublin to 777-300ER

 Due to the exceptional performance of Emirates’ newly launched Dubai – Dublin route so far, the airline has decided to upgrade the route from an Airbus A330-200 to a three class Boeing 777-300ER. The change will be in effect from 1st July 2012. Schedule: EK161 DXB 0700 – 1215 DUB 77W D EK162 DUB1350 – […]

Continue Reading

American Drops JFK – Narita to Resume JFK – Haneda

 American Airlines, on 31st May will be suspending its New York JFK – Tokyo Narita route in favor of resuming its JFK – Tokyo Haneda service which it deferred for one year with DoT approval. The Haneda service launches on 1st June with the first flight from Haneda departing on 3rd June. The new schedule […]

Continue Reading
LK-DOM-w-TRZ.gif

ExpoAir Resumes Colombo – Jaffna flights, and a look at the Sri Lankan domestic market

 ExpoAir (IATA:8D) from 1st February, resumes operation on Colombo – Jaffna, Sri Lanka’s prime domestic route. The airline will operate twice daily from the Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Colombo City. Schedule: EXV711 RML 0700 – 0815 JAF CNC D EXV713 RML 1500 – 1615 JAF CNC D EXV712 JAF 0845 – 1000 RML CNC D […]

Continue Reading

Emirates launches Barcelona flights, increases Madrid

Making another prediction by The Networker true – Emirates Airline has just announced that it will be launching flights to Barcelona, as well as adding the second daily flight to Madrid. Flights to Barcelona will begin from 3rd July, while the second daily flight to Madrid will be in operation from 1st July. Both routes […]

Continue Reading

Qatar Airways Introduces Higher Density 777-300ER

 Qatar Airways has introduced a higher density seating configuration for some of its 777-300ER aircraft to be used on lower yielding routes. The new configuration will have 380 (24J/356Y) seats in total, with the removal of the second Business Class cabin and replacing it with Economy Class. The Economy Class seating remains 3-3-3. One 777-300ER, […]

Continue Reading

Route Highlights

Here are some of this week’s most important route news so far.. – Effective 1st June, RAK Airways will be launching flights to Bangkok. Flights will operate four times weekly on board 737-800 equipment. Also, from 15th February, the airline will launch flights to Kathmandu. – Qatar Airways from 2nd February will be resuming flights […]

Continue Reading

Air France to suspend Cancun flights

Air France from 30th April will be cancelling its recently launched route into Cancun (CUN). The airline launched this route on 21 October and presently operates three times weekly with a Boeing 777-300. The last flight will operate on 29th April. This route at present is NOT expected to resume from Winter as previously planned. […]

Continue Reading

KLM to go nonstop to Taipei

 KLM effective 25th March will be converting its Taipei operation to a daily nonstop service. The new flights will continue to Manila. With this change, Manila which used to be served nonstop will now become one-stop. The route will now be operated on board Boeing 777-200 aircraft.  Schedule below. KL807 AMS 2040 – 1445+1 TPE […]

Continue Reading