Archive | March, 2012

Scoot announces Tianjin flights

SIA’s long haul low cost subsidiary, Scoot, has announced that it plans to launch flights to Tianjin, China. The airline will operate three weekly flights to Tianjin from its Singapore base, from ‘second half’ of this year. The flights will operate on board Scoot’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft (having been operated by SIA in a derated […]

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Qantas and China Eastern to launch JetStar Hong Kong

Qantas and China Eastern this morning announced the formation of jetStar Hong Kong, to be based at (obviously) Hong Kong. Built in fellow OneWorld member Cathay Pacific’s home turf, the new joint venture will be owned equally by Qantas (oneWorld) and China Eastern (SkyTeam). The new airline plans to begin operation in 2013 with flights […]

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Kenya Airways to launch Delhi flights

Kenya Airways has announced that effective 15th May, it will be launching flights to New Delhi in India. Delhi will be the airline’s second Indian destination following Mumbai. Given the airline’s focus on North Asia, and following on from Ethiopian Airlines’ Addis Ababa – Delhi – Hangzhou route, it might not be suprising if it […]

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Korongo Airlines to launch operations in April

Long awaited Congolese airline startup, Korongo Airlines, will launch operations on 16th April 2012. The airline is partly owned by Brussels Airlines and will begin operations with a single Boeing 737-300 and a BAe 146. The airline had been in preparations for a couple of years but had had various difficulties in getting the necessary […]

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Emirates beats Etihad with new service to Washington

Emirates Airline has today announced the launch of a new service to Washington, IAD effective 12th September. The announcement follows neighbour-rival Etihad Airways’ announcement that it will be launching service to Washington effective 31st March 2013. Emirates will now be beginning service to Washington full six months prior to the proposed Etihad launch, giving it […]

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American to deploy 777s domestically, signalling a new strategy?

In an interesting turn of events, American Airlines has revealed on the GDS that it will be deploying Boeing 777 aircraft twice daily, on the Miami – Los Angeles service, from April onwards. The new schedule is as follows.. AA299 MIA0810 – 1025LAX 772 D AA271 MIA1115 – 1330LAX 772 D AA1520 LAX1155 – 2020MIA […]

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Emirates to add 3rd daily Rome flight

Starting from 1st October 2012, Emirates Airline will add its third daily flight to Rome. The new flight will operate with Airbus A330-200 equipment and depart from the airline’s new third European departures bank of 3am. Schedules below EK099 DXB FCO 0315 0735 332 NEW EK097 DXB FCO 0920 1340 388 EK095 DXB FCO 1545 […]

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Qatar Airways Announced Five More Destinations

 Qatar Airways, on its Twitter feed, today announced the launch of five new destinations for this year. The destination breakdown is as follows.. Kilimanjaro – Daily Airbus A320 flights via Nairobi Belgrade – 4 times per week via Ankara Erbil – 4 times weekly A320s, from May Baghdad – 4 times weekly A320s, from June […]

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Southend’s Global Ambitions

 No matter whether you consider Southend (IATA: SEN) as a ‘London airport’ or not – the reborn airport has made some significant progress recently. Once the third busiest airport in London with frequent large aircraft, the airport in Essex, had long remained without much activity. However, following the Stobart Air Group’s purchase of the airport […]

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Codeshare Routes Update

Airline codeshare routes update for the week of 24 February – 2 March, 2012. – Air New Zealand and ANA will begin code-share service between Japan and New Zealand effective 25th March 2012. ANA code will be placed on ANZ’s flights from Auckland to Osaka Kansai (NZ097/8) and Tokyo Narita (NZ099/90) – Etihad Airways and […]

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