JAL to launch Narita – Helsinki 787 service

Japan Airlines has announced that it plans to launch a new nonstop route to Helsinki from 25th February 2013. The new 787 service will operate four times per week. Helsinki is the hub of fellow oneworld member Finnair. Schedule JL413 NRT HEL 1145 1505 787 D1246 JL414 HEL NRT 1725 1015+1 787 D1246 The airline […]

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Maldivian adds A320, to launch new international routes

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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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Air Canada to expand international operations while mulling LCC subsidiary

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Air Canada this week announced their latest plans on improving the performance in an ever competitive North American airline industry. The carrier now appears to look more into long haul traffic, while shifting its short haul services to a lower cost subsidiary.   According to a recent press release released by the airline, it now […]

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Fly on a VIP jet to Tbilisi with Armavia

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Ever wanted to fly on a VIP jet, but held back due to the cost? How about flying on one at commercial airline fares? That is what seemingly Armavia is planning to offer on its soon to be resumed Yerevan – Tbilisi service.  The Armenian flag carrier will resume service to the Georgian capital of […]

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Qantas & Emirates form extensive partnership

Bringing an end to long standing rumours, Qantas and Emirates today announced an extensive cooperation agreement – initially aimed at a term of 10 years. The agreement, subject to regulatory approval, and planned to commence in the next IATA Summer season (April 2013) will see a broad range of initiatives to integrate the two airlines’ […]

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Qantas & Emirates form extensive partnership

Bringing an end to long standing rumours, Qantas and Emirates today announced an extensive cooperation agreement – initially aimed at a term of 10 years. The agreement, subject to regulatory approval, and planned to commence in the next IATA Summer season (April 2013) will see a broad range of initiatives to integrate the two airlines’ […]

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United Airlines Reveals Initial 787 Routes

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United Airlines today announced its initial Boeing 787 routes, the first international route of which is to begin on 4th December, 2012.  Houston will become the first 787 crew base for United, with several other stations likely to follow.  United’s 787-8s are configured in a 36 BusinessFirst, 72 Economy Plus and 111 Economy class seats (36C/ 72W/ […]

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Lufthansa reveals third 747-8i route

Lufthansa has announced its third route to be upgraded to 747-8i equipment, and the selection is Bangalore, India. The city, known as the IT business centre of India, will receive daily 747-8i service effective 13th September. Schedule: LH754 FRA BLR 1215 0030+1 74H D LH755 BLR FRA 0230 0825 74H D Lufthansa’s 747-8i aircraft are […]

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American to reportedly suspend Brussels service

According to a report on the Belgian local newspaper, De Standaard, American Airlines may stop its Brussels services from this November. The report, while unconfirmed by the airline, suggests poor performance of its New York JFK – Brussels route as the cause for the cancellation. As of this writing, AA’s daily JFK – Brussels flight […]

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