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Scoot to Sydney and its impact on others

SIA’s new low cost unit Scoot today announced Sydney as its first destination. The airline will launch daily services to Sydney in mid 2012, and obviously with Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It could work well for Scoot if they build up the right network, and Scoot already has begun a promotion to give away two tickets […]

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SpiceJet Adds Another Q400, Operation Analysed

 SpiceJet is planning to bring another Dash 8 Q400 aircraft to its fleet operation by 6th October, and will be launching a range of new flights using the aircraft. Having placed an order with Bombardier for 15 Dash 8 – Q400s in November 2010, the airline has already taken delivery of five of the type. This […]

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Air France and KLM to add the A350 and 787 : an analysis

 Air France and KLM today announced that they will be adding both the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 to their fleet. Which aircraft would these replace, and where could they fly to? We’re going to find out. The order composition  While the exact order composition is yet to be announced, Air France has confirmed that […]

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The Angolan Expedition

 Angola, situated in central Africa has recently seen a significant air travel expansion from many carriers. What makes Angola so lucrative? Join the journey with The Networker to find out.   Angola’s location pin-pointed on a globe. Image credit: Wikipedia  Angola’s capital, and the main international airport is at Luanda, the nation’s capital. 2011 has […]

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Market Analysis : India – China

 India and China are fast becoming two world leaders, and are already home to two of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets. What do they have in common? We are going to find out. Passenger services  For two of the world’s biggest aviation markets, the traffic between India and mainland China are still quite lacklustre. […]

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World A380 Routes Outlook

 Looking at Airbus A380-800′s worldwide routes data provides for an interesting outlook. The mega aircraft now operates from routes as shorter as in 700s of st.mi. to 7900s of st.mi. The most number of seats are on offer in routes between 6700 and 6799st.mi, with 153,146 seat miles on offer per week. The smallest on […]

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All About Cathay’s Y+

As hinted a few weeks ago, Cathay Pacific this week made public its intention to have a Premium Economy product onboard. While the new product is yet to receive a formal launch, new flights to be operated with Premium Economy have already been loaded on the reservation systems. With the new product offering, Cathay becomes […]

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Why Kenya Airways’ Brazilian Ambitions Make Sense

 It was recently reported among the aviation circles that Kenya Airways (IATA:KQ), is intending to launch flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil, from December 2011. At first sight, this may sound like an odd route for an Eastern African carrier to start. But why does it make sense? Let’s find out.  Brazil is now one of […]

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Where Could Korean Air Fly With the CSeries?

 At the 2011 Paris Air Show, Korean Air placed an order for 30 Bombardier CS300 aircraft. The aircraft has a planned range of 2,200nm and could significantly help Korean penetrate its regional markets with an aggressive frequency based operation. Here’s an interesting map depicting to where could Korean Air fly with the CS300s.  The range […]

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Why Royal Brunei’s Route Cuts Make Sense

 Royal Brunei Airlines (IATA:BI) yesterday announced plans for drastic cuts in its route network. The airline will be cancelling services to a majority of its long haul destinations, of which most are from the Australasian region.  The destinations to be cut from the network include Auckland, New Zealand, effective 30th October Brisbane, Australia, effective 28th […]

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