Archive | February, 2012

The Growing Importance of LCC Connectivity and the Ever Closing Gap

Admittedly or not, it is clear that most of the big name LCCs today have adopted some level of connection potential to their networks. It is too significant a revenue stream to be ignored, and implementing a such system – specially internationally – is quite easy. Just schedule the majority of your westbound flights to […]

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Gulf Air to introduce flat beds on Airbus A321s

 Gulf Air from Summer 2012 will be introducing flat bed seats on its Airbus A321 aircraft. The new seating configuration will feature 8 Business Class flat bed seats and 161 Economy class seats. The new aircraft will feature IFE on all classes and will be used to a range of regional routes.  The new A321 […]

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Routes of The Week 20-26 February 2012

 Airline route network updates, announcements and key events from the week of 20-26 February 2012. Delta Air Lines from 17th April will be discontinuing flights to London Gatwick, following the move of all of its London flights to London Heathrow. As economical as it may sound, it may also be emotional to some – as […]

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A new route for The Networker

From next week onwards, The Networker will be taking a new direction. Rather than route networks only focused news, posted as they happen, this blog will take a more detailed as well as an interesting aim for content tailored towards the industry peers as well as the aviation enthusiasts. Starting next week, three new segments […]

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Etihad to Washington in 2013

 Etihad Airways CEO, James Hogan, yesterday announced that the airline shall be launching service to Washington D.C from Abu Dhabi on 31st March 2013, subject to regulatory approval. No schedules for the service are available at the moment.  United Airlines is already flying on the Washington D.C – Dubai route, while Qatar Airways is also […]

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Varney’s two airlines… United at last

Who is Varney? And what are the two airlines? These questions may probably arise in your mind if you are not from the US.  Walter Varney was the founder of Varney Air Service (1926) and Varney Speed Lines (1934) – the two airlines that would later turn in to, United Airlines and Continental Airlines respectively. […]

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First 737-800 for Southwest sees daylight

 The much awaited first Boeing 737-800 for Southwest Airlines has finally seen daylight (or, actually night-light). The first aircraft, N8301J, was rolled out of Boeing’s Renton flight line on Friday. See below for the photos. Note the ETOPS marking on the nose gear door. All photos copyright Boeing.

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QANTAS Announces Additional Route Cuts

Qantas Airways has announced a number of additional route cuts from Summer, as part of its ongoing restructuring efforts. The affected routes include.. – Auckland – Los Angeles, Airbus A330 service – Singapore – Mumbai, Airbus A330 service This would cut Qantas’ only link with India, although Los Angeles would continue to be served with […]

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Emirates introduces A380 to Netherlands

Emirates Airline from 1st August will be introducing the Airbus A380 on its Dubai – Amsterdam route. This would make it the first scheduled Airbus A380 service into the Netherlands. The route presently operates with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Schedule is below. EK147 DXB 0825 – 1330 AMS 388 D EK148 AMS 1530 – 2359 DXB […]

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Emirates to Portugal from July

Emirates Airline from 9th July is launching service to Lisbon in Portugal. Service operates daily on board Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Schedule: Ek191 DXB 0915 – 1445 LIS 772 D EK192 LIS 1755 – 0435+1 DXB 772 D

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