Archive | May, 2012

Air Austral faces harsh realities of the economic crisis, adopts contraction method

 Air Austral, the flag carrier of La Reunion, once rose into popularity when it became the customer for the highest density Airbus A380 ordered to date. But that plan which seemed optimum at the time has now faded away in the face of the economic crisis and Air Austral finds itself in the midst of […]

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Scoot reveals its first fully painted aircraft

SIA’s low cost long haul subsidiary,Scoot has revealed its first fully painted aircraft. The ex-SIA Boeing 777-200 (derated -200ER) emerged out of the SIA Engineering maintenance hangar recently bearing the new Scoot livery. The aircraft is 9V-OTA, previously 9V-SQA of Singapore Airlines. The aircraft was delivered on 5th May 1997 to original customer SIA.  Scoot’s […]

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American announces its inaugural 777-300ER schedule

 American Airlines has just announced its inaugural range of destinations to be served by its fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs. Artist’s impression of Business Class cabin on board AA’s new Boeing 777-300ER  The aircraft will enter scheduled service on 13th December, with Dallas Ft. Worth – Sao Paulo to become the first destination for the new […]

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Berlin Brandenburg Opening Pushed Back to March 2013

The Berlin Brandenburg airport opening has been pushed back to 17 March 2013. It was originally due to open on 3rd June 2012. The supervisory board overseeing the airport’s development announced that the primary contractor’s agreement has been terminated, while the airport’s present Managing Director too would be leaving. It is believed that the incomplete […]

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SIA to drop Athens and Abu Dhabi

Singapore Airlines effective 26th October will be suspending service to Athens and Abu Dhabi. The airline cites poor pergormance of the the reason. It presently operates thrice weekly to both destinations.

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Scoot changes its IATA code

Scoot, SIA’s long haul low cost carrier, has had its IATA identifier changed with effect from 14th May 2012. The airline had been previously assigned the code OQ, with which IATA had run into ‘unforseen technical circumstances’ according to Scoot. It has now been assigned the identifier TZ. OQ had been previously used by Zambian […]

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Is there life left in the triangle?

Triangular routes were a popular medium for many airlines some time back. It allowed them to serve two airports, most often in two different conutries – but are only a few hundred miles apart – by a single flight. It was perceived that this will help the airline cut down on the expenses, for you […]

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Hawaiian Continues Ambitious Japanese Expansion with the Addition of Sapporo

Hawaiian Airlines is continuing its ambitious expansion into Japan, with the addition of Sapporo – its 4th Japanese destination. Hawaiian will become the first intercontinental carrier to operate into Japan in a decade, when it launches service on 1st November. Flights will initially operate thrice weekly on board Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Schedule: HA441 HNL 1445 […]

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Delta returns ATL – Shanghai slots to DOT, requests to delay Guangzhou launch

 Going ahead with its strict, yet well rewarding capacity discipline exercise, Delta Air Lines has requested the US Department of Transportation (DoT) approval to delay the launch of Tokyo – Guangzhou service, while returning the slots for its Atlanta – Shanghai service.  According to the recently filed dockets – Delta now seems to have given […]

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KLM to increase Tehran frequencies

KLM for the Winter 2012/13 season will be operating increased frequencies to Tehran, Iran. The upgrade sees its presently 4 weekly flight increasing to daily, operating on board McDonnel Douglas MD-11 aircraft. KL433 AMS 1530 – 2130 IKA M11 D KL434 IKA 0145 – 0505 AMS M11 D

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