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Delta to suspend Winter service to Istanbul

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be suspending its New York – Istanbul service in Winter 2012 season. The airline had planned to operate this route five times per week throughout the Winter season – but will now instead suspend it from 17th November onwards. Delta’s exit from this route appears to be […]

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United launches Newark – Istanbul service : PHOTOS

 United Airlines on 1st July launched its new service between New York Newark and Istanbul, Turkey. The inaugural flight, UA904, was operated by Boeing 767-300ER N657UA. The flight received a warm welcome at Istanbul (IST), the hub of fellow Star Alliance carrier Turkish Airlines. Schedule: UA904 EWR IST 1927 1220+1 D 767 UA905 IST EWR […]

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Turkish Announces 6 More Routes

 Continuing its astonishing growth phase, Turkish Airlines has announced plans to launch flights on 6 new routes. The routes are Istanbul – Kinshasha Istanbul – Bremen Istanbul – Aalborg – Billund – Istanbul Istanbul – Edinburgh Istanbul – Leipzig  These aircraft will be based on aircraft availability and do not have any published schedules yet. […]

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Gulf Air Network Changes for Winter 2011

Gulf Air has made public the following changes to its route network for the northern Winter season commencing on 30th October. Abu Dhabi – flights increased to five times per day from the present four. Addis Ababa – flights increased to daily from the previous six per week Beirut – flights increased to ten weekly, […]

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Singapore Airlines Network Changes Winter 2011/12

 Singapore Airlines has announced the following changes to its route network in the Northern Winter season of 2011 & 2012 (30th Oct to 24th Mar). Photo by Juergen Lehle  All of the following changes are for routes out of Singapore and are effective 30th October 2011. Ahmedabad  Flights will increase to thrice weekly from the […]

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Turkish Eyes More US Destinations

 Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil, in an interview with a news agency had stated that he plans to launch flights to more US destinations in the next two years.  He had earmarked Houston, Miami, Boston and Detroit as possible points for expansion. Further in his speech, he has stated that the carrier wants to have […]

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Routes of The Week 23-29 January

Routes of The Week 23 – 29 JANUARY 2011 COPA from 15 Jun launches 4 weekly Panama City – Nassau service on board E190. China Southern w.e.f 23 Jan has increased Guangzhou – Kathmandu service from three to six weekly. Service operates with A319 daily except on Tuesdays. South African Airways w.e.f from 1 May […]

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Full Details of the PIA – Turkish JV

Last week on The Networker, we covered the proposed PIA Turkish JV in detail. Today, we have got some extra details on the proposed broad ranging codeshare pact. * The arrangement would be to allocate seat capacity and revenues of both parties in the applicable routes under one pool arrangement, where the earnings would be […]

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Pakistan International to end New York, Chicago. Focuses on connecting from Istanbul.

PIA to end US flights and signs MoU with Turkish

Pakistan International Airlines ( PIA, IATA : PK ) has signed an MoU with Turkish Airlines ( IATA : TK ) in a move that will signal a strategic change in the airline’s direction. Under the new deal, pending government approval, PIA will stop a range of its unprofitable routes to the US and the […]

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