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United Airlines Reveals Initial 787 Routes

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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Delta returns ATL – Shanghai slots to DOT, requests to delay Guangzhou launch

 Going ahead with its strict, yet well rewarding capacity discipline exercise, Delta Air Lines has requested the US Department of Transportation (DoT) approval to delay the launch of Tokyo – Guangzhou service, while returning the slots for its Atlanta – Shanghai service.  According to the recently filed dockets – Delta now seems to have given […]

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Delta to suspend Atlanta – Shanghai route again

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be suspending its Atlanta – Shanghai route once again from 18th January 2012. The airline presently operates the route twice weekly. It first began the route as a daily flight in 2008, and suspended it in 2009. The route was resumed in June 2011.

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SriLankan Airlines Network-wide Changes from Winter

SriLankan Airlines from Winter 2011 onwards is making a number of changes to its network. All changes are going into effect from the week of 23 December 2011. This article is constantly being updated please check back for the latest information. Chennai Flights increased from 15 to 27 weekly. UL125 CMB 0030 – 0150 MAA […]

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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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Etihad Continues Chinese Expansion with Shanghai

Etihad today took its Chinese ambitions one step further by announcing the launch of its flights to Shanghai, hot on the heels of its announcement of Chengdu flights.   The airline will launch the new route on 1st March, 2012, subject to government approval and will fly five times a week prior to increasing to […]

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Finnair to launch flights to Chongqing

Finnair (IATA:AY ) today announced that it will be launching flights to Chongqing, China, from May 2012. Chongqing will become the carrier’s third mainland, and fourth overall, Chinese destination after Beijing, Shanghai and the SAR of Hong Kong. Finnair plans to fly to Chongqing four times a week, on board Airbus A340 aircraft. The flight […]

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China Eastern to launch Shanghai – Honolulu

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has announced that it is working with China Eastern Airlines (IATA:MU) to launch direct flights between Shanghai and Honolulu. The flights are planned to operate as scheduled charters, commencing on 9th august, and will be flown twice weekly. The airline has already applied to the US Department of Transportation for approval. […]

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Air Astana Outlines Expansion Plans

 In an interview with ATWOnline, Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana, has outlined the Kazakh carrier’s ambitious expansion plans.  The airline plans to add the cities of Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Colombo to its network, with a stated goal of expanding its fleet to fifty aircraft by 2020. It also wants to be flying […]

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A Market of Growth : China – Sri Lanka – Analysis

 While China and Sri Lanka, as nations, have had a long ranging relationship in many fronts from religion to trade – it is only in 2005, when air links between the two countries began. And it has grown exponentially since then, with a lot of potential for growth.  The first air link between mainland China […]

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