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DoT Awards Delta the Rights for Seattle – Haneda

 The U.S Department of Transportation last week tentatively awarded Delta Air Lines the right to serve Tokyo Haneda from Seattle, after a toughly battled contest among the major US airlines. The following post sums up in brief the reasonings made by each airline, and the grounds on which their competitors contetsed it. United States has four pairs […]

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The Tie-Up of the Giants Shifts Alliance Axis

 It all began on a sunny Thursday, the 6th of September, in Sydney, and how far we have come in a little more than 30 days would have certainly been beyond imagination had we not experienced it firsthand. Beginning with the Qantas – Emirates alliance and on to Qatar joining oneworld to the Etihad tie-up with Air […]

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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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Etihad to provide Air Seychelles with capacity lift as the cooperation evolves further

Air Seychelles’ new managing owner, Etihad Airways, has opted to provide the island nation airline with additional aircraft capacity as the cooperation between the two evolves further. Under the new arrangement, some routes presently operated by Air Seychelles will see Etihad aircraft being operated with the former’s callsign, effective 1st May. While this could also […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Where else in Europe could Emirates fly to in 2012?

 Emirates Airline today, is the largest Middle Eastern carrier flying into Europe. Even amidst rapid expansion by Qatar Airways and neighbouring Etihad Airways, Emirates’ growth has been phenomenal. And it is this growth that has sparked furious reactions about the Dubai based airline from its European peers. Emirates already boasts an extensive route network into […]

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Emirates Announces Third Daily Paris Flight, Further Strengthens New Bank

 Emirates has just added another flight to its growing third departure bank of Europe bound flights – albeit not daily. The new four weekly flight to Paris, adds to the carrier’s already twice daily services to Charles De Gaulle. Operating with a Boeing 777-300ER, it will increase to five times weekly from 28th Oct onwards. […]

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