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Emirates Adds Service to Clark, Enters Manila’s Secondary LCC Airport

 Emirates already has a significant presence in Philippines with three daily flights to Manila and it has been well known that the carrier was keen to add more capacity to this fast growing city. Yet, Manila (MNL) at present is one of the most crowded airports in Asia – and getting a slot, specially one at your […]

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JAL Postpones Helsinki Route Launch

Japan Airlines today announced that it is postponing until further notice, the launch of its recently announced new route between Tokyo and Helsinki, due to the grounding of Boeing 787 aircraft. The airline originally planned to start this route on 25th February, with Boeing 787 aircraft.   Originally planned schedule: JL413 NRT HEL 1145 1505HEL […]

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Alitalia Cancels Beijing Service from March

Alitalia will be cancelling its four-times weekly Rome – Beijing service from 6th March 2013. The airline presently operates the route with an Airbus A330-200.   Schedule:  AZ790 FCO PEK 1335 0655+1 x246 AZ791 PEK FCO 0940 1415FCO x357

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Ukrainian Aviation Landscape Changes as Aerosvit Declares Bankruptcy

Ukraine’s eighteen year old flag carrier Aerosvit entered into bankruptcy on the 3rd of January, continuing the list of European large airline bankruptcies, and becoming the first airline to declare bankruptcy in 2013.  AeroSvit operates as a Closed Joint Stock Company and is owned by the Privat Group – which also owns Dniproavia and Donbassaero. The owner of the Privat Group is […]

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Vietnam Airlines plans London service increase, Adds Frankfurt stop

Vietnam Airlines, from April 2013, plans a service increase to its recently launched London Gatwick service – however will now add a Frankfurt stop in both directions. The airline will increase frequencies on the Ho Chi Minh – London Gatwick routing from 2 to 3 per week, increasing the overall service from four to five […]

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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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Kingfisher Airlines’ license suspended

The Indian DGCA announced today, that it has suspended the license (AOC) of cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines (IATA: IT). The airline was asked by the regulator earlier this month to submit an explanation on why its AOC should not be revoked, after its engineers and pilots went on strike in late September. The airline is several […]

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KLM Plans to Launch Fukuoka Service

KLM has revealed on the GDS that it plans to launch service to Fukuoka in Japan, in Summer 2013. Fukuoka will be the airline’s third Japanese destination after Tokyo and Osaka. The new service will begin on 3rd April, 2013 and will operate thrice weekly. Schedule: KL869 AMS FUK 1440 0820+1 772 D357 KL870 FUK […]

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Maldivian adds A320, to launch new international routes

Maldivian (IATA: Q2), (Island Aviation Services) the national airline of Maldives, has added an Airbus A320 to its fleet and will be shortly launching three new international destinations. Photo credit: YPspotter32 The airline will be launching new service to Chennai and Mumbai in India, and Dhaka in Bangladesh. It’s first Airbus A320, pictured above, will […]

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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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