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banuthev
13-02-2011, 12:02 PM
London LHR Pictures - 22-May-2011

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/5746483588_c822af379e_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58603266@N05/5746483588/sizes/l/in/photostream/) http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5746483590_5fa03922ed_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58603266@N05/5746483590/sizes/l/in/photostream/) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/5849671111_38a6425e84_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58603266@N05/5849671111/sizes/l/in/photostream/) http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5316/5850228204_0ce452c90d_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58603266@N05/5850228204/sizes/l/in/photostream/) http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5105/5850231126_fc0c01b6f9_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58603266@N05/5850231126/sizes/l/in/photostream/) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/5850234276_d6c9b79377_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58603266@N05/5850234276/sizes/l/in/photostream/)http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6147/5937319860_462fc68b26_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58603266@N05/5937319860/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

Ojas
17-04-2011, 07:26 PM
Some Statistics of MLE airport.

1) Emirates offers 21 weekly flights out of MLE with 14 weekly to DXB and 7 weekly to CMB.

2) Qatar Airways offers 14 weekly A321 flights out of MLE to DOH.

3) Etihad Airways will start 7 weekly A320 flights out of MLE to AUH from 1st November 2011.

4) The highest frequency and seat capacity to any city from MLE is CMB: MLE-> CMB is 49 weekly and CMB -> MLE is 48 weekly

5) The Single largest foreign carrier out of MLE in terms of frequency and capacity is Sri Lankan with 37 weekly flights each way with flights to CMB, LHR and NRT.

6) The Route that has the highest 3rd party carriers (excluding the origin and destination flag carrier) is CMB - MLE with EK, WY and MU plying with traffic rights between the 2 city pairs.

7) Indian carriers at the moment have 14 weekly flights from MLE (daily A320 each from BLR and TRV). Kingfisher Airlines and Spicejet are supposed to start flights between BOM and MLE soon.


Regards,

Ojas

Srilankan1
18-04-2011, 04:54 PM
Good to see still UL dominates Male Airport.

mnaseeh
29-04-2011, 09:50 AM
The abandoned flying fishes of Air Maldives (URL (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/5668772169/in/photostream))
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5069/5668772169_d7299a5f68_z.jpg

mnaseeh
29-04-2011, 10:10 AM
Here's a little update on the state of the Maldivian civil aviation industry right now.

Currently there are 5 airlines operating in the Maldives:

1) Maldivian : operated by Island Aviation, currently has 5 aircrafts (1 x Dornier 228, 2 x Bombardier Dash8 series200, 2 x Bombardier Dash8 series300)
2) Trans Maldivian Airways : operates domestic seaplane services between Male' and tourist resorts.
3) Maldivian Air Taxi : operates domestic seaplane services between Male' and tourist resorts
4) Mega Global Air : operates between Male', Gan and Hong Kong. Currently has one aircraft (Boeing 767-3P6 ER)
5) FlyMe : new startup by Villa Air, due to start operations in June 2011. Currently has two aircrafts (ART42-500)

Currently there are 6 airports in the Maldives:

1) Male' International Airport (VRMM)
2) Gan International Airport (VRMG)
3) Hanimaadhoo Airport (VRMH)
4) Kadhdhoo Airport (VRMK)
5) Kaadedhdhoo Airport (VRMT)
6) Maamigili Airport (VRMV: opening in June 2011)

mnaseeh
29-04-2011, 10:20 AM
8Q-TMO (Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/5601488436/in/photostream))
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8Q-MEG (Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/5440971902/in/photostream))
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8Q-TMK (Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/5635150459/in/photostream))
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TMA Sea Plane Terminal (Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/5635128343/in/photostream))
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8Q-IAR (Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/5646119138/in/photostream))
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8Q-AMD (Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/4400993023/in/set-72157626036663746))
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4400993023_37a7d04228_z.jpg?zz=1

8Q-IAP (Link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/4850502422/in/set-72157626036663746))
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4850502422_f443517946_z.jpg

mnaseeh
29-04-2011, 10:38 AM
Two aircraft of FlyMe:

1) I-ADLL (future 8Q-VAR) - Source: Airliners.net (http://www.airliners.net/photo/FlyMe/ATR-ATR-42-500/1908735/L/&sid=88c7a033eb753c4d56af6b3225560a3f)
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/5/3/7/1908735.jpg

2) I-ADLQ (8Q-VAQ) Source: Skyliner (http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=7023)

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/IADLQ.jpg

mnaseeh
29-04-2011, 11:01 AM
For information about airlines and aircraft from the Maldives, please visit: 8Q-BLOG (Blog (http://8qblog.wordpress.com), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/8Q-Blog/171227689562557), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/8qblog))

litodj
26-05-2011, 05:32 AM
As a bonus, this one I shot at GRU (São Paulo) where I work.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5570323794_f9eafa2706_z.jpg (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5694381636_4046ea4116_b.jpg)

MarckCargo
01-06-2011, 07:12 AM
First one is more stunning for me, any way looking for manual info regarding this. Wish for progress of Sri Lanka aviation has more business with UN, Colombo.

MarckCargo
08-06-2011, 06:48 AM
Maldives Aviation Services strategy offers a personalized service to its customers. Member of this approach is the careful selection of staff, through training in the early adaptation to customer requests and support requests for more background difficult.

JDFD
14-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Well, for give life to this forum, i post some venezuelan airlines :):

Aeropostal: Was the flar airline of the country until 198, when a economical crisis forcet him to sell their A310 and all the 727-200. Today, is ona if the principal domestic airlines of Venezuela, opertaing 3 Dc-9 and 3 Md-8X, all are ex-Alitalia.

http://aviamil.com/sitio/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Aeropostal.jpg

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Aserca: Is too one of the most used options to domestic flights and for St. Marteen flights. Never has the flag carrier, but is a very important airline between Aeropostal. It operates 16 Dc-9, and 6 Md-8X.

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Avior: Is one of the two airlines of the east of Venezuela. They operates only flights to Caracas, Margarita, Puerto Ordaz and Miami, but had charter flights to the caribbean islands. They operates 8 737-200 and some B1900 Beechcraft.

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Conviasa: Is one of the two flag carriers of Venezuela. Are government property. The have flights from different allies coutry like Iran, Spain, Brazil, Syria, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada and Colombia. Also operates a lot of domestic destinations. They operates with one A340 (Have plans to adquire other), 2 ATR-42, 3 ATR-72, one Dash-7, 6 737-200, 3 737-300, 4 CRJ-700. Have orders to 20 ERJ-190, and have plans to buy Il-96 or Il-62.

http://www.aporrea.org/imagenes/2006/07/conviasa1.jpg

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Laser Airlines: Is the carrier of the Isand of MArgarita, a very paradise island in the Venezuelan Caribbean. They only operates domestic flights to Caracas, Puerto Ordaz, Valencia, Barcelona, Maracaibo and Barquisimeto.They operates 4 Dc-9 and 5 Md-81.

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http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/0/1/1/1876110.jpg

Rutaca: Is the las airline of the east of the country, is the airline of my city :D. Thay operates many domestics flights and some international charters and scheduled flights. They operates 7 737-200 and 4 Cessna 208 Grand Caravan.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/6/8/4/1138486.jpg

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With the repaint of the Football National Selection.
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Santa Barbara Airlines/SBA Airlines: Is the second National carrier of Venezuela. This and Aserca belong to the same people. The operates many International and domestic flights. They operates 10 757-200, 4 767-300, 2 Dc-9, 11 Md-8X and 5 ATR-42.

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The plane of the next photo was crashed in 2008, all passegenrs and crew. RIP to all.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/3/3/0/1332033.jpg

Venezolana: Is the newest airline of the country, starting operations in 2001. They operates many domestic flights and international flights to Miami, Aruba, Curaçao, Panama and Santo Domingo. They operates 5 737-200, 2 Jestream J-31 and 1 Md-83.

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Well, these are the principal venezuelan airlines. Have many others, but operates little flights between little towns, or little touristic airlines from Canaima and La Gran Sabana. I flight with Rutaca, Venezolana, Aserca, Aeropostal and Laser, all are good.

Grettings comrades!

JDFD
17-07-2011, 12:37 AM
The abandoned flying fishes of Air Maldives (URL (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnaseeh/5668772169/in/photostream))
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5069/5668772169_d7299a5f68_z.jpg

Wich aircraft are that? LEt-410 or something like that?

banuthev
17-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Wich aircraft are that? LEt-410 or something like that?

Both are Dornier 228-212 of defunct Maldives airline - Air Maldives. As of April 2011, they are parked in scrap yard at Malé Airport. More information about Dornier 228 is available on http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=211

JDFD
25-07-2011, 09:05 AM
Both are Dornier 228-212 of defunct Maldives airline - Air Maldives. As of April 2011, they are parked in scrap yard at Malé Airport. More information about Dornier 228 is available on http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=211

Thanks for the info comrade!

Srilankan1
29-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Emirates A380 services to Malaysia

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, continues to expand its list of Airbus A380 destinations, with Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, set to welcome the superjumbo on 1st December 2011.

Emirates’ partnership with Malaysia began in October 1996 when the airline launched its services to Kuala Lumpur via Dhaka.

By 2006, the airline connected Dubai and Kuala Lumpur non-stop and today operates 21 non-stop flights a week between these two important cities.

In what will be the first scheduled A380 service to Malaysia by any airline, Emirates’ flagship aircraft will operate as EK346 departing Dubai at 0405hrs and arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 1455hrs on the same day.

The return leg, EK347, will depart Kuala Lumpur at 1930hrs arriving in Dubai at 2230hrs.

“The United Arab Emirates is a leading trading partner with Malaysia and over the last 15 years Emirates has played its part as the bridge between these two countries. Emirates has always been committed to Malaysia and the launch of the A380 on the route follows strong and increasing demand, not just from business travellers, but leisure travellers as well, boosting Malaysian tourism.” said Richard Jewsbury.

Trade between Malaysia and the UAE has expanded more than three-fold over the last decade from US$1.16 billion in 2000 to US$4.59 billion last year.

Emirates’ A380 service arrives in Dubai at a convenient time giving passengers the options of onward connections to any of Emirates’ expanding list of over 100 European, Middle Eastern, African or American destinations. Emirates also offers a number stopover packages, giving passengers the opportunity to break their journey and relax in Dubai.

http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/08/29/bus25.asp

Srilankan1
29-08-2011, 12:20 PM
Dubai Airport posts record traffic results

Dubai International started the second half of 2011 on a record-setting pace posting a monthly passenger total of 4.7 million that eclipsed the previous high water mark of 4.3 million set in July 2010.


Dubai Airports latest traffic numbers reveal that Dubai International handled a total of 4,724,109 passengers in July compared to 4,307,926 in July 2010, a year on year increase of 9.7 percent. Year to date traffic reached 29,291,927 up 9 percent compared to 26,870,440 in the corresponding period in 2010.

The largest regional traffic growth in July in terms of total passenger numbers was recorded on routes to and from AGCC (+218,987), the Indian subcontinent (+68,063), Western Europe (+58,586) and North America (+37,435). The fastest growing regions on a percentage basis were AGCC (+34 percent), North America (+28.3 percent), Eastern Europe (24.3 percent) and South America (+18.5 percent). On a country level, the largest gains were seen on traffic to and from Saudi Arabia (+127,882 passengers), the USA (+38,070) and Qatar (+35,210).

Aircraft movements during July totalled 27,166, up 4.2 percent from the 26,065 posted during the same period last year. Year to date aircraft movements numbered 317,664 up 6.8 percent from 297,355 posted during the first seven months of 2010.

July air freight volumes dipped slightly as Dubai International handled 192,538 tonnes of freight compared to 197,845 tonnes during the same period in 2010, down 2.7 percent. Year to date Dubai International has handled a total of 1,250,489 tonnes of cargo, compared to 1,252,505 tonnes during the same period last year, a contraction of 0.16 percent.

“This latest milestone further illustrates Dubai Internationals emergence as a preeminent global hub,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports. “Not only did we set a new record, we surpassed the previous high point by over 400,000 passengers.

Dubai International offers more flights to more destinations by more airlines than ever before which has had an almost exponential effect on connectivity and customer choice.

Combined with Dubai’s burgeoning attractiveness as a centre for business and tourism, this is sure to fuel future expansion.”

“Dubai International is currently ranked as the fourth busiest airport worldwide for international passenger traffic. However, we are hot on the heels of Hong Kong International, and aspire to take over the number three spot by the end of the year,” Griffiths added.

Dubai International connects over 220 destinations across six continents on more than 150 airlines. Passenger numbers are projected to top 51 million by the end of 2011 and reach 98 million by 2020.

http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/08/29/bus25.asp

banuthev
10-09-2011, 09:53 AM
A Day in the Life of Air Traffic Over the World


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1L4GUA8arY

Source : Flightstats, Airboyd

Srilankan1
16-09-2011, 06:51 PM
OMG this is amazing.

Srilankan1
11-11-2011, 08:48 PM
Emirates reports half year profits of US $ 225 m
Despite global challenges:
http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/11/12/z_pvi-Emirates.jpg

Emirates airline produced a net profit of Dhs 827 million (US $ 225 million), for the first six months of its current financial year ending September 30, 2011. The airline continues to be the fastest growing airline in the world and continues to make a profit despite unstable global economic, geopolitical and environmental conditions.


Since March 31, 2011, Emirates airline expanded its fleet with ten new aircraft.

Emirates remains on its strong growth trajectory which over the past seven years has seen the airline grow from a fleet of 60 aircraft, in 2004, to its current 161 wide-bodied aircraft including, the largest fleet of A380s with 17 and the largest fleet of Boeing 777s with 93. In addition, the company’s revenue has increased steadily by 20 percent per annum over the same time period resulting in a record 23 years of profitability, unmatched by any other airline.

Since 2004, when Emirates acquired its first long-haul wide-body aircraft, allowing for much broader global expansion, the airline has opened 39 new outstations and now flies to 115 destinations in 67 countries. Emirates continues to expand its global footprint, having launched Geneva, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg since April 2011 and will continue with eight additional new route launches including Baghdad on November 13 and Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Harare, Lusaka, Dallas, Seattle and Dublin in early 2012.

“Emirates remained focused on its long-term strategy despite global instability, ever climbing fuel prices which resulted in Emirates paying US $ 1 billion more in fuel costs over the same period last year and fluctuating exchange rates,” said Emirates Airline and Group Chairman and Chief Executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum. “The global challenges of the past six months have again put Emirates to the test, and once again we have risen to the challenge and continue to maintain our high standards of product and services,” he said.

“Emirates’ latest half-year performance is testament to the airline’s strong business foundations and tenacity to stay on course and continue to grow despite the unsteady marketplace,” he added. “We have continued to invest in our eco-efficient aircraft fleet; in strengthening our global route network; and also in supporting the infrastructure for our growing business and it continues to pay off,” he said.

In the first-half of its financial year 2011-12, Emirates posted strong business growth, both in terms of capacity on offer and traffic carried, performance that has been in stark contrast to the current trend seen across the aviation industry. Capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASKM), grew by 8.2%, while passenger traffic carried measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKM) was up 5.7 percent with Passenger Seat Factor sustained at a high level, averaging 79.3 percent despite the growth in capacity, slightly below last year’s record for a six month reporting period of 81.2%. The volume of cargo uplifted was in line with last year.

Emirates revenue, including other operating income, of Dhs 30.3 billion (US $ 8.3 billion) was higher by 15 percent compared with Dhs 26.4 billion (US $ 7.2 billion) recorded last year, largely reflecting improved passenger and cargo yields based on increased fuel prices.

Emirates’ cash position on September 30 remained strong with Dhs 13.8 billion (US $ 3.8 billion), compared to Dhs 14.0 billion (US $ 3.8 billion) on March 31, 2011.

Maintaining this cash balance was achieved after settling capital outflows of more than Dhs 4 billion, primarily towards aircraft pre-delivery payments’, other aircraft assets and repayment of bond financing. During the first half, the airline has also successfully raised financing of US $ 1 billion through the issue of a new bond, as well as financing ten new aircraft deliveries, reflecting strong investor confidence in Emirates business model and financial performance.

Emirates’ current fleet size is 161 aircraft.

Since the beginning of its current financial year, the airline has received delivery of ten new wide body aircraft, with another 13 new aircraft scheduled to be delivered before the end of the financial year (March 31, 2012).

http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/11/12/bus60.asp

Srilankan1
10-12-2011, 07:08 PM
Emirates to launch flights to Buenos Aires

Emirates will launch flights to Buenos Aires from January 3, 2012.

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, was among more than 800 guests from local industries, the travel trade and the government, who gathered at the dinner event at Centro Costa Salguero hosted by Emirates.

Guests also had the opportunity to experience elements of Emirates' flagship A380 aircraft, with a replica First Class Private Suite on display.

"Emirates' first destination in Argentina is a significant step as the airline looks to broaden its reach across America. In joining Emirates' network of more than 100 cities worldwide, Buenos Aires will enjoy a new bridge to the world; one that spans from key trading partners in the Far East to important markets in the Gulf," said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President -Passenger Sales Worldwide

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2011/12/11/fin31.asp

ecureilx
29-12-2011, 05:32 AM
not sure where to post .. so here I post ..

Scoot's promo in Singapore

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PS: if you see the 'froggie' click on the picture to see the image ..

ecureilx
30-12-2011, 05:50 AM
To the mod - Thanks :)

Srilankan1
06-01-2012, 11:37 AM
Etihad Airways increases its destinations

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, purchased a stake in airberlin, a deal which brings its total destinations to 269 serving either directly or with partner airlines.

The Etihad Airways now offers guests a route network more than 80 destinations larger than that offered by any other Gulf carrier.

As part of its deal with airberlin, Etihad Airways signs codeshare agreements with the airberlin group for all European activities including NIKI, the Austrian airline and Belair, the Swiss airline.

Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said: "Today more than ever, it is vital to think differently. The number of codeshare partners Etihad Airways has, and the number of destinations it is now able to serve, is a point of marked differentiation. "The Gulf is increasingly the centre of the world in terms of aviation, and we are happy that with one booking we are able, either directly or with codeshare partners, to allow our guests to take full advantage of this geography.

"We will continue to strike codeshare agreements with carriers around the world where we feel it is to the advantage of our guests."

http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/01/06/bus60.asp

Srilankan1
24-01-2012, 02:10 PM
Iberia says low-cost carrier will start flying

Spanish airline Iberia’s new low-cost carrier Iberia Express, whose creation has been stiffly opposed by unions, will operate its first flight on March 25, company president Antonio Vasquez said Monday.

Iberia argues the move is needed to help it compete with other low-cost carriers but employees of the airline fear it will lead to job losses and lower salaries.

Iberia pilots have already announced stoppages in protest for January 25, 27 and 30 following two earlier strikes in December and early January.

The airline, which merged with British Airways in 2011, struck a deal Friday aimed at stopping ground staff from going ahead with a threat to join pilots in striking to protest the creation of the new low-cost carrier. “The first flight by Iberia Express will take place on March 25,” said Vasquez, before adding that the opposition from the airline’s pilots was “bearable but not reasonable” because the strikes were costing Iberia money.

ecureilx
24-02-2012, 06:09 AM
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Report is In PDF Format

Found the full report

http://www.centreforaviation.com/analysis/singapore-airshow-2012-garuda-indonesia-citlink-and-lion-accelerate-fleet-expansion-68118

4R-ADA
18-04-2012, 05:15 PM
New Livery – Malaysia Airlines A380

Malaysia Airlines has ordered six A380s. The carrier is set to become the eighth operator of the aircraft when it begins commercial service between Kuala Lumpur and London in July.

http://www.flightstory.net/20120308/new-livery-malaysia-airlines-a380-video

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Srilankan1
07-05-2012, 10:18 PM
Emirates voted Cargo Airline of the year


Emirates SkyCargo has been voted Cargo Airline of the Year and, for the 24th consecutive year, was also named Best Middle East Cargo Airline.


Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo after being presented the Cargo Airline of the Year award. Also pictured Jacqui McArthur, Emirates Cargo Controller, Bill McPherson, Emirates Airport Services Manager London Heathrow, and Phil Rawlings, Emirates Cargo Manager

The carrier “which was also named Best African Cargo Airline - received the accolades at the prestigious Cargo Airline of the Year 2012 awards held at London's Lancaster Hotel.

“These awards are voted for by our industry and their recognition of the continued success of Emirates SkyCargo is a great honour,” said Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo, who was present at the event.

Emirates SkyCargo receives the awards at a time of continuing growth. A fourth Boeing 777F joined its fleet earlier this year, taking its dedicated fleet to eight aircraft, with a further nine Boeing 777Fs on order.

Since January, Emirates has introduced services to eight new destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Dallas, Lusaka, Harare, Liege and Seattle.

It will also launch flights to Ho Chi Minh City in June, Lisbon and Barcelona in July, and Washington DC in September.

Emirates SkyCargo currently serves a route network of over 120 destinations from its Dubai hub, spanning six continents across the globe. The Cargo Airline of the Year 2012 awards are organized by trade magazine Air Cargo news and attract votes from freight forwarders around the world. The awards are the only event where the British International Freight Association audits and approves the votes cast. In the 2010-11 financial year, Emirates SkyCargo carried 1.8 million tonnes of cargo across its network, contributing 17.4 per cent - US$ 2.4 billion - of the airline's total transport revenue. Based out of Dubai International Airport, its $327million 43,600 square metre Cargo Mega Terminal is designed to handle 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year.

Emirates' 171-strong fleet – including eight freighters (four Boeing 777Fs, two 747-400Fs and two 747-400ERFs) - is one of the youngest in the skies. Emirates SkyCargo serves a global route network that spans 123 points in 73 countries, including 12 cargo-only destinations, while more than 50 of the locations Emirates SkyCargo serves are e-freight compliant.

For further information on Emirates SkyCargo, please visit www.skycargo.com

http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/05/08/bus40.asp

banuthev
19-05-2012, 10:55 AM
London Heathrow Plane Spotting - 13th May 2012

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highflyer
25-05-2012, 05:12 AM
FlyScoot has finally released photos of their final look on their new Boeing ...

http://oi48.tinypic.com/1180e9t.jpg

pic from A.net

unique
26-05-2012, 11:31 AM
FlyScoot debuts it's low cost 777-200ER
FlyScoot's first 777-200ER, 9V-OTA (the former 9V-SQA with Singapore Airlines).

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banuthev
26-05-2012, 11:47 AM
Thanks Guys for sharing the pictures of FlyScoot. Any Idea when FlyScoot starts there maiden revenue flight ? What are there planned destinations ? Are they interested in flying to Colombo ?

uthum
26-05-2012, 12:18 PM
One of the ugliest liveries I've ever seen

Serendib
26-05-2012, 06:52 PM
Thanks Guys for sharing the pictures of FlyScoot. Any Idea when FlyScoot starts there maiden revenue flight ? What are there planned destinations ? Are they interested in flying to Colombo ?

Gold Coast - Gold Coast Airport [begins 12 June 2012]
Sydney - Sydney Airport [begins 6 June 2012]
Tianjin Binhai International Airport [begins 23 August 2012]
Singapore Changi Airport [begins 6 June 2012][Hub]
Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport [begins 5 July 2012]

skyline
26-05-2012, 06:59 PM
One of the ugliest liveries I've ever seen

I agree with you..

they're also adding 9V-OTC to the fleet.. any pictures?

highflyer
27-05-2012, 09:55 AM
Gold Coast - Gold Coast Airport [begins 12 June 2012]
Sydney - Sydney Airport [begins 6 June 2012]
Tianjin Binhai International Airport [begins 23 August 2012]
Singapore Changi Airport [begins 6 June 2012][Hub]
Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport [begins 5 July 2012]

Scoot has, effective from 14 May 2012, changed its flight designator code to TZ. This replaces the previously-assigned code, OQ.

Scoot timetable - http://www.flyscoot.com/index.php/en/pr21-infosheet-change-in-iata-designator-code-from-oq-to-tz

highflyer
27-05-2012, 10:04 AM
I agree with you..

they're also adding 9V-OTC to the fleet.. any pictures?

can't wait to see the inside of the aircaft ...

unique
27-05-2012, 12:54 PM
I agree with you..

they're also adding 9V-OTC to the fleet.. any pictures?

9V-SQC to be 9V-OTC

http://211.151.33.5/pic/20080612/200806120655038289.jpg

ecureilx
28-05-2012, 02:49 AM
I agree with you..

they're also adding 9V-OTC to the fleet.. any pictures?

Then again, let me guess .. you don't know much about Chinese culture do you ?? :)

Yellow is Considered auspicious, as much as red is associated with Wealth - Red, too bad, AirAsia has stolen Red, hence Scoot had to stick with Yellow I guess.

the picture I posted of a Singapore bus painted in Scoot's yellow was precursor of what was to come..

Well, the market for Scoot is Asia, and primarily, Chinese, so to say, for Chinese, it is Great !!

yah, I know, once I attended a function and had the privilege of having forced to deck myself out in Yellow T Shirts .. like the Yellow T Shirt Rally of BKK !!! Not just Yellow, but a glaring shining and extremely yellow ..

Something about "YELLOW" in Chinese culture ..

"Yellow, corresponding with earth, is considered the most beautiful color. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Associated with but ranked above brown, yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Yellow is sometimes paired with red in place of gold.

Yellow was the color of Imperial China and is held as the symbolic color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors.

Yellow also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism. Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples. Yellow is also used as a mourning color for Chinese Buddhists."

banuthev
28-05-2012, 05:19 AM
ecureilx, Do you know exactly why they chosen the name "Scoot" ?
Could this be a good idea from Scoot to operate no-frill long haul services ?

ecureilx
28-05-2012, 05:26 AM
Banuthev: scoot ? no clue other than what I saw in the site ..

http://www.flyscoot.com/index.php/en/about-scoot

Well, Scoot's mission is always to run no-Frill Long Haul, and not to eat into Tiger Territory .. And to compete with JQ and to trim the tails of D7 using SQ's unwanted, derated 777s !!!!! Though the 777s are under BoC ...

It is interesting to note that Scoot is projecting itself as competing with SIA - even running a campaign "SIA TOLD TO SCOOT"

My bet is the name is to rhyme with the Aussie market .. / Aussie Speak

Like "get out of here, scoot is here .. "

ecureilx
29-05-2012, 08:13 AM
From Jetphotos'net

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7373177&nseq=0

http://images2.jetphotos.net/img/4/3/4/5/33225_1338203543_tb.jpg (http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7373177)

Maybe the camera angle, but the landing gear looks a bit odd for T7- having seen 'em always 'tilted' ..

highflyer
29-05-2012, 09:21 AM
^^ What happended to 9V-OTB?

HA77W
29-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Boeing 777-200LR taking off for JFK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFCWGbIxOO0&feature=plcp

ecureilx
30-05-2012, 02:10 AM
^^ What happended to 9V-OTB?

Maybe OTB didn't sound nice ?? haha .. OTA-> Online Travel Agent :D

OTC -> Over the counter ..

OTB ? ;)

In the meantime, more news on Scoot !

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Abacus International, Asia’s leading revenue partner for airlines, announced today a landmark agreement with Scoot (TZ), Singapore’s newest no-frills, low-cost subsidiary airline for medium and long-haul routes.

The multi-year deal will see all Abacus-connected travel agents across Asia Pacific have full access to Scoot’s fares and inventory from July 2012. The burgeoning carrier will also be able to tap into Abacus’ extensive regional network of over 20,000 travel agencies across Asia Pacific. Abacus is the first GDS to launch such a distribution partnership with Scoot.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, Scoot will be launching their maiden flight from Singapore to Sydney, Australia on 4th June 2012 and to Gold Coast, Australia on 12th June 2012.

This will be followed by additional flight routes to Bangkok and Tianjin, of which agents within the Abacus network will also have first access to, enabling them to offer their customers a new travelling experience to popular destinations.

“We are very excited about this unique partnership and feel privileged in working with an airline that is set to redefine the long-haul travel experience,” said Mr Ho Hoong Mau, Division Head of Airline Distribution at Abacus International. “We are confident in offering Scoot a distribution solution that will cater to its requirement in meeting the increasing demand for low-fare travel and honoured to provide the most effective platform to support Scoot’s growth during this very exciting time. Our highly productive agency network across Asia Pacific is looking forward to drive sales on Scoot.”

“Scoot is pleased to enter this partnership with Abacus,” said Mr Campbell Wilson, CEO, Scoot. “With their strength and expertise in the Asian market, we believe that Abacus will provide us with the necessary tools, reach and impetus to drive growth and penetration throughout Asia Pacific.”

Scoot will operate a fleet of four Boeing 777-200 aircraft and plans to expand operations to other Asian countries. It joins over 17 other Low Cost Carriers/hybrid carriers in the region that are using Abacus as a distribution channel.

banuthev
30-05-2012, 10:59 AM
Boeing 777-200LR taking off for JFK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFCWGbIxOO0&feature=plcp

When did you film this video? I was under the impresssion that PIA fligts to JFK operates nonstop from Pakistan unless they now resumed the MAN-JFK operation.


Banuthev: scoot ? no clue other than what I saw in the site ..

http://www.flyscoot.com/index.php/en/about-scoot

Well, Scoot's mission is always to run no-Frill Long Haul, and not to eat into Tiger Territory .. And to compete with JQ and to trim the tails of D7 using SQ's unwanted, derated 777s !!!!! Though the 777s are under BoC ...

It is interesting to note that Scoot is projecting itself as competing with SIA - even running a campaign "SIA TOLD TO SCOOT"

My bet is the name is to rhyme with the Aussie market .. / Aussie Speak

Like "get out of here, scoot is here .. "

I think Scoot would replace Tiger Airways based in Singapore and especially in Australia. Tiger Airways is not a well-known airline .. But Scoot seems to be doing well on marketing their product like AirAsia and Virgin Atlantic.

ecureilx
04-06-2012, 04:10 AM
I think Scoot would replace Tiger Airways based in Singapore and especially in Australia. Tiger Airways is not a well-known airline .. But Scoot seems to be doing well on marketing their product like AirAsia and Virgin Atlantic.

Scoot replace Tiger ? No .. and never ..

Tiger operates on Short Haul fleet - A 320s. And Tiger has Strategic partnership with DG, And some Indonesian Carriers, in effect, doing a reverse merger .. to overcome route issues.

Scoot operates on Long Haul .. and competes with AirAsia X

Oh well, Tiger is well known in Oz too. . though for the not-so-good reasons .. :)

Tiger has a flourishing operation in Australia doing domestic short hauls !

And Stripes (the call sign for Tiger) is quite well heard as in the rest of Asia ..

highflyer
06-06-2012, 08:34 PM
:( Scoot's first flight delayed by glitch http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20120606-350753.html

HA77W
07-06-2012, 11:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HuGYrbSSP4&feature=plcp

uthum
08-06-2012, 05:29 AM
SpiceJet to Start Dubai Service from late-June 2012

India’s low-cost carrier SpiceJet starting 25JUN12 is launching service to the Middle East, with daily operation each on Delhi – Dubai and Mumbai – Dubai service.

Schedule:

Delhi – Dubai
SG011 DEL1155 – 1345DXB 737 D
SG012 DXB2310 – 0405+1DEL 737 D

Mumbai – Dubai
SG013 BOM2030 – 2155DXB 737 D
SG014 DXB1445 – 1915BOM 737 D

4R-ADA
10-06-2012, 07:05 PM
Paro, Bhutan in a A320. Visual flight rules only..no instrument landing systems..the jet jockey's dream..the passenger's nighmare! Fast forward to the last 3 minutes and you will see..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsZqN-uEgQU&

ecureilx
11-06-2012, 01:49 AM
Some OAG forecasts ..

And some indicator of the market forces movement ..

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h391/mfdomfdo/oag2.jpg


http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h391/mfdomfdo/oag1.jpg

ecureilx
11-06-2012, 06:43 AM
and some news from Philippines - on the new law to enforce LCCs to pay for offloaded passengers ..


The country’s budget carriers have asked the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to reverse its recent move to tighten rules on overbooking of flights and ticket refunds, claiming that such restrictions would lead to higher fares for consumers.

In a motion for reconsideration filed last week, Air Asia Inc., the local unit of Malaysia’s Air Asia Berhad, called CAB resolutions’ 28 and 29 “discriminatory” since it only applied to local airlines, which competed with foreign carriers that enjoyed more relaxed rules.

Resolution 28 banned the industry practice of overbooking, or the practice of selling more tickets than there are seats. Resolution 29, meanwhile, mandated airlines to refund all passengers who are not able to take their scheduled flights, regardless of the reason.

The rules were passed following rising complaints from passengers, alleging that airlines have been “abusive” in their treatment of passengers affected by overbooking.

“The CAB resolution violates Air Asia’s right to equal protection under the law since it is made applicable only to domestic air carriers and exempts compliance by foreign airlines,” Air Asia said in its 11-page resolution.

“All natural and juridical persons similarly situated should be treated alike both as to rights and responsibilities. There is no substantial distinction between domestic air carriers and foreign carriers to warrant different treatment,” the company said.

Aside from being discriminatory, Air Asia said the new rules would force budget carriers to abandon cost-cutting practices that have allowed the industry to offer lower fares to passengers.

highflyer
13-06-2012, 12:31 PM
Tiger Airways finalizes its 40% acquisition of SEAir:

Tiger Airways (Tiger Airways Holdings Limited) on June 4 finalized the sale and purchase agreement to acquire a 40% stake in South East Asian Airlines (SEAir), Inc. This stake will be acquired from existing foreign shareholders at $7 million (US), less liabilities to be confirmed in a due diligence review. The investment will be held through Tiger’s wholly owned subsidiary, Roar Aviation II Pte. Ltd.

The investment in SEAir is Tiger’s second such joint venture in Asia. Tiger acquired a 33% stake in Mandala Airlines (Jakarta) of Indonesia in January 2012.

SEAir currently operates two Airbus A319 aircraft leased from Tiger Airways under the Tiger Partner Airline program. In addition, there are plans to expand the fleet to five aircraft within this financial year with the addition of three A320 aircraft.

SEAir will be introducing new routes to its network. The airline will adopt Tiger’s business model. This includes offering attractive fares to international and domestic destinations within a five-hour flying radius from the Philippines.

banuthev
13-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Scoot replace Tiger ? No .. and never ..

Tiger operates on Short Haul fleet - A 320s. And Tiger has Strategic partnership with DG, And some Indonesian Carriers, in effect, doing a reverse merger .. to overcome route issues.

Scoot operates on Long Haul .. and competes with AirAsia X

Oh well, Tiger is well known in Oz too. . though for the not-so-good reasons .. :)

Tiger has a flourishing operation in Australia doing domestic short hauls !

And Stripes (the call sign for Tiger) is quite well heard as in the rest of Asia ..

Is it really true Scoot to launch the flights to Taipai and Tokyo from October this year ? Any idea when the 3rd aircraft to join Scoot fleet ?

ecureilx
14-06-2012, 05:39 AM
Banuthev: yes, there was a GDS advisory to that effect, on Scoot to fly to Taipei and Tokyo.

No news on the 3rd Aircraft joining Scoot.

However, there are a 2 B772s in SQ Hanger- most likely undergoing Checks and painting.

highflyer
16-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Inaugural Sydney flight passing though water gate

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/7341547590_c21a56e83c_c.jpg

Inaugural Scoot flight to the Gold Coast

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8022/7368168920_495bf47236_c.jpg

source: crazyaviation / brandongiacomin

highflyer
16-06-2012, 11:13 PM
Banuthev: yes, there was a GDS advisory to that effect, on Scoot to fly to Taipei and Tokyo.

No news on the 3rd Aircraft joining Scoot.

However, there are a 2 B772s in SQ Hanger- most likely undergoing Checks and painting.

Official (http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2012/06/11/singapore-air-scoot-not-flying-to-us-europe/): Scoot will start flights to Tianjin, Tokyo, Bangkok, and Taipei this year.

ecureilx
18-06-2012, 01:27 AM
Ironic to see a JQ plane in the back .. considering that SQ was fretting over JQ/QFs plans to setup a permanent base in Singapore :)

Oh, sometimes, Changi T2 sometimes does look like a QF base, with so many QF planes parked by

banuthev
18-06-2012, 09:24 PM
Ironic to see a JQ plane in the back .. considering that SQ was fretting over JQ/QFs plans to setup a permanent base in Singapore :)

Oh, sometimes, Changi T2 sometimes does look like a QF base, with so many QF planes parked by

I was always wondering how SIN become a focus city for QF. If I recall it correctly, on those days QF used to operate at SIN with over 14 Daily flights including routes e.g. SYD-SIN-BOM vv, SYD-SIN-LHR vv, SYD-SIN-FRA vv, MEL-SIN-LHR vv, MEL-SIN-NRT vv, BRS-SIN, PER-CGK-SIN, PER-SIN and ADL-SIN..

highflyer
18-06-2012, 09:37 PM
SIA to add fourth daily to London

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will introduce a fourth daily flight between Singapore and London Heathrow from October, providing enhanced travel options to their customers.

SIA currently operates three flights per day between Singapore and London Heathrow, all with Airbus A380s.

The additional flight, which will have a late-night departure from Singapore, will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER, also featuring the Airline’s latest cabin products.

The increase in frequency will be carried out progressively, starting the week of 9 September when the number of flights per week will rise to 25 from 21.

The full complement of 28 flights per week will take effect from the week of 21 October.

“We have been looking for opportunities to increase our London flights for many years and are pleased that we can now do so, to provide even more travel options to our customers,” said Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Commercial, Mak Swee Wah.

“Not only are London and Singapore popular destinations in their own right, the additional flights will allow for more convenient connections beyond London to other points in Europe, and beyond Singapore to other points within Asia and South West Pacific.”

http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/06/18/bus25.asp

asiabike
18-06-2012, 11:48 PM
Spotting At Singapore Changi International Airport | Terminal 3

http://youtu.be/85Nqt5bdgcs

ecureilx
19-06-2012, 06:00 AM
I was always wondering how SIN become a focus city for QF. If I recall it correctly, on those days QF used to operate at SIN with over 14 Daily flights including routes e.g. SYD-SIN-BOM vv, SYD-SIN-LHR vv, SYD-SIN-FRA vv, MEL-SIN-LHR vv, MEL-SIN-NRT vv, BRS-SIN, PER-CGK-SIN, PER-SIN and ADL-SIN..

All because of the open skies policy of Singapore Govt, with not a worry about 3rd Freedom rights .. and rightfully, without it, the 12 million plus plus tourist arrival per year would be half or less .. a fair percentage of tourists to Singapore are transit travellers and even they spend 1000 $ each per day, on a rough estimate of one day stopover / transit in Singapore, that works out roughly S$ 12,000,000,000 - too many zeros there is it ? Even if you average out to 50% of the above, you are looking at 6 billion S$ - money spent on visiting the teeny-meeny Zoo, Night Safari and the theme parks. Apart from Shopping and what else. And 6 Billion $ sunk into the economy ..

Heck even when Indonesia is controlling access to Singapore carriers - especially 3K and TR, with 3K resorting to false-flagging of the planes on VF registry, Singapore doesn't retort - they still allow unlimited access to any Indo Carrier- nett result - Changi Makes money, the Indonesian carriers are dumping passengers into Singapore ..

Well, somebody in Singapore sees the big picture ..

Now, tell me, why couldn't Sri Lanka do it ? Oh, wait, they want to protect their National Carrier ..

mrpanini
20-06-2012, 02:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OSRjPezTMOc#!

Srilankan1
20-06-2012, 08:19 PM
why UL cant have something like this instead of Stupid MIHIN?

uthum
20-06-2012, 11:36 PM
why UL cant have something like this instead of Stupid MIHIN?

According to the CEO, MJ & UL can never be merged in to one airline, because they are registered as two separate airlines. The only thing now they can do is shutting down MJ and setting up a new airline. (I suggest it should be named SriLankan Smart)

ecureilx
21-06-2012, 09:04 AM
you guys are babies ;)

Mihin and UL being separate means separate pockets, seperate business opportunities .. you know what I mean ? Merge 'em and the opportunities reduce a lot .

mrpanini
23-06-2012, 01:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7pXjQ16f5c&feature=player_embedded#!

SpookyFlyer
23-06-2012, 03:02 AM
Qatar Airways first 787 at paine field

http://paineairport.com/kpae5153.htm

http://planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1149232

banuthev
28-06-2012, 08:51 PM
Spookyflyer, Thanks for sharing the pictures of A7-BCB, which is the first of six B787-8 to join the QR Fleet. It's Delivery planned for next month or following month. Also A7-BCA will join the fleet by end of this year and remaining four will be delivered to QR next year. Initially QR will be using their B787 to LHR and to some Gulf states.

Has anybody got pictures of inside QR B787-8 ?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7417534138_6b69b46ce8_c.jpg

4R-ADA
01-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Airbus A340-600 dangerous and scary take-off


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWsnxJGgy1c

SpookyFlyer
04-07-2012, 12:20 PM
the first A380 for a private customer (MSN002) returned to engine and taxi testing on the Toulouse flightline.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7348344538_b5dd39b1a4_c.jpg

highflyer
04-07-2012, 07:34 PM
the first A380 for a private customer (MSN002) returned to engine and taxi testing on the Toulouse flightline.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7348344538_b5dd39b1a4_c.jpg

Thanks SpookyFlyer. I think MSN002 for Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal as the first private buyer of an A380 superjumbo..

highflyer
04-07-2012, 07:38 PM
Thanks SpookyFlyer. I think MSN002 for Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal as the first private buyer of an A380 superjumbo..

Take a look at this!

http://www.ih.k12.oh.us/msbellb/arab%20article%20-%20half_a_billion_dollar_flying.htm

SpookyFlyer
07-07-2012, 06:29 AM
Exclusive air-to-air footage of Qatar's new 787 Dreamliner performing its Farnborough air show aerial display validation flight, featuring IR video captured by a FLIR Systems' Star Safire 380HD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KDchRXXrwk

highflyer
07-07-2012, 07:18 AM
Exclusive air-to-air footage of Qatar's new 787 Dreamliner performing its Farnborough air show aerial display validation flight, featuring IR video captured by a FLIR Systems' Star Safire 380HD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KDchRXXrwk

Thanks! I can't wait to fly one of the 787's.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7507451892_635529b3a0_c.jpg

Qatar's first B787 Dreamliner, will be registered A7-BCB, Seen here arriving for Farnborough Airshow 2012 flying display.

SpookyFlyer
07-07-2012, 10:39 AM
Thanks! I can't wait to fly one of the 787's.
Qatar's first B787 Dreamliner, will be registered A7-BCB, Seen here arriving for Farnborough Airshow 2012 flying display.

First Flight is to LHR I guess...

SpookyFlyer
01-08-2012, 05:20 AM
United's First 787 Rolls out of Paint Hangar by The Boeing Company

http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7134/7685888056_3960c927d5.jpg

4R-ADA
01-08-2012, 08:08 PM
First Flight is to LHR I guess...

Qatar Airways to launch 787 from London in September http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2012/07/17/41111/qatar+airways+to+launch+787+from+london+in+septemb er.html

Srilankan1
08-08-2012, 01:01 PM
5 - Star Status Skytrax Awards for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has been awarded 5-star status in the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards, joining an elite group of airlines to receive this prestigious ranking for their truly consistent and high quality of product and service.

Announced recently at a ceremony held at the worldrenowned Farnborough International Air Show, Malaysia Airlines also received the prestigious accolades of World's Best Airline Cabin Crew' and ‘Best Airline Signature Dish' for its Satay, a traditional Malay dish, served in the Business and First Class cabins. The World Airline Awards are the global benchmark for airline excellence, with over 18 million travellers from over 160 countries and 100 different nationalities taking part each year in the world's largest independent passenger satisfaction survey.

The exclusive top-tier 5-star rating and Cabin Crew prize is the most coveted of all the categories and a significant achievement for Malaysia Airlines. Malaysia Airlines' on-board dining was also selected as the best in the skies, with the signature Satay, Malaysian grilled chicken and beef skewers in spicy peanut sauce, given the accolade of best signature dish on-board any airline. Later this year, MA will join oneworld, becoming the second carrier in the alliance to operate the A380.

http://www.dailymirror.lk/travel/business-travel/20425-5-star-status-skytrax-awards-for-malaysia-airlines-.html

Praetorian
16-08-2012, 05:38 PM
How strange, this Emirates flight is empty?
Are all Emirates 777 in a 3-4-3 configuration?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnscRM5YzHg&feature=related

umedhah
16-08-2012, 07:25 PM
yes they are all 3-4-3

http://airplane-pics.blogspot.co.nz/2008/12/emirates-boeing-777-300er-seating-chart.html

banuthev
22-08-2012, 06:54 PM
Virgin Atlantic to launch it's first Domestic service to Manchester despite loss of Virgin Trains franchaise to First Group.

Anyone know more about this news?

Dave
23-08-2012, 04:10 AM
Virgin Atlantic to launch it's first Domestic service to Manchester despite loss of Virgin Trains franchaise to First Group.

Anyone know more about this news?

They are doing it to stop BA's monopoly on that route, and to get some extra landing slots at Heathrow.., starts in March 2013

ecureilx
23-08-2012, 06:28 AM
VS to Manchester - I would see as utilisation of idling fleet - like the times when SQ used to slot the 345 SIN-CGK and 747's SIN-KUL .. both flying half empty ..

Praetorian
23-08-2012, 06:50 PM
Quantas is posting loses and has cancelled their order for 35 Dreamliners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUenNxONLC0

banuthev
27-08-2012, 09:02 AM
VS to Manchester - I would see as utilisation of idling fleet - like the times when SQ used to slot the 345 SIN-CGK and 747's SIN-KUL .. both flying half empty ..

BBC reported, VS will be using A319 to fly Heathrow-Manchester with a three daily flights. Interesting to know what would be a brand-name for this service ?

skyline
08-09-2012, 11:24 PM
Qantas said on Thursday that flights from Australia to London and Frankfurt, and vice-versa, would stop running through Singapore from April 2013 as part of a new global alliance with the Dubai-based Emirates.

http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/singapore-shrugs-off-qantas-emirates-alliance-1.1071234

SpookyFlyer
09-09-2012, 06:04 AM
Emirates was strong in itself , i dont know why they chose to partner with Qantas!! Emirates has great connections to Australia and new zealand , I think it's Qantas who is desperate to join with emirates!

banuthev
09-09-2012, 08:10 AM
Emirates was strong in itself , i dont know why they chose to partner with Qantas!! Emirates has great connections to Australia and new zealand , I think it's Qantas who is desperate to join with emirates!

Both Emirates and Qantas wants the partnership to be signed after tie-up of rivals Etihad and Virgin Australia. Currently Emirates flies to 5 points in Australia that includes Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth but Emirates wants that presence to be increased by operating 14 Weekly flights to those 5 cities in Australia with new partner Qantas. Additionaly Emirates will reach other 53 domestic points by using Qantas metals. Loss making airline, Qantas also looking for partnership to lower costs and to avoid the losses on International Routes especially on Europe route, where most of the airline making losses due to Euro-zone crisis. Qantas presently flies to London and Frankfurt in Europe. Frankfurt route will be cancelled effective Apr 2013 but a number of flights to London will be unchanged however the London flights will be operated via Dubai instead of Singapore, as Dubai to snatch a role of focus city from Singapore. Emirates will get benefited as Qantas passengers will book on Emirates flights to Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Guys, please add your views ?

skyline
09-09-2012, 08:16 AM
Qantas and Emirates join forces
Vid:http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-06/qantas-and-emirates-join-forces/4246352

Praetorian
09-09-2012, 10:45 AM
Both Emirates and Qantas wants the partnership to be signed after tie-up of rivals Etihad and Virgin Australia. Currently Emirates flies to 5 points in Australia that includes Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth but Emirates wants that presence to be increased by operating 14 Weekly flights to those 5 cities in Australia with new partner Qantas. Additionaly Emirates will reach other 53 domestic points by using Qantas metals. Loss making airline, Qantas also looking for partnership to lower costs and to avoid the losses on International Routes especially on Europe route, where most of the airline making losses due to Euro-zone crisis. Qantas presently flies to London and Frankfurt in Europe. Frankfurt route will be cancelled effective Apr 2013 but a number of flights to London will be unchanged however the London flights will be operated via Dubai instead of Singapore, as Dubai to snatch a role of focus city from Singapore. Emirates will get benefited as Qantas passengers will book on Emirates flights to Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Guys, please add your views ?


Anything that screws over Singapore is good for SL.

Cayman
09-09-2012, 09:57 PM
I think the biggest casualties would be SQ and CX, but UL's Australian plans too would be adversely effected.

Dave
10-09-2012, 05:34 AM
BA & Qatar now set for tie up...

skyline
11-09-2012, 08:02 PM
Indonesia’s Lion Air to launch airline in Malaysia
http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/09/12/bus15.asp

ecureilx
12-09-2012, 08:18 AM
Funny, Reuters report said Lion Air will deploy 12 Boeing 727 .. :)

A lot many were wondering what Lion Air will do with their amazing B 737 Order, as is the guessing game for Mandala's 25 aircraft .... :)

Praetorian
18-09-2012, 10:33 PM
This website allows you to track flights as they progress in live time

http://www.flightradar24.com/

Here's the article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204838/Rush-hour-skies-Real-time-map-shows-plane-air-right-now.html

ecureilx
19-09-2012, 06:16 AM
SIN: Tiger Airways will move to T2 from the Current LCC terminal

And there is some concern about the EK / QF tie up - as as of now, QF has a lot of heavy metal transiting Singapore .. and that QF tails may reduce in number if QF moves the base to DXB !

ecureilx
24-09-2012, 06:15 AM
SQ used to sub the A345, regularly, for SIN-CGK, as revenue flights ...

Though for A380, they did do a few twice daily SIN-KUL, as touch and go / land and go .. non-revenue flights, for crew familiarization - including the full cabin crew ..

TG is launching BKK-SIN-BKK flights, soon, on A380, maybe for the above reason .. but as revenue flights ..

banuthev
27-09-2012, 05:54 AM
SIN: Tiger Airways will move to T2 from the Current LCC terminal

And there is some concern about the EK / QF tie up - as as of now, QF has a lot of heavy metal transiting Singapore .. and that QF tails may reduce in number if QF moves the base to DXB !

Definately QF will reduce SYD-SIN from fourteen to seven weekly, MEL-SIN, SIN-LHR and SIN-FRA will be cancelled but QF may keep the frequency of PER-SIN as unchanged. Does SQ has any expansion plans on handy due to QF's SIN frequency reductions ? BTW I heard BA will continue operate the SYD flights via SIN.

ecureilx
27-09-2012, 08:34 AM
Banuthev: There is a daily BA/QF code-shared flight - maybe BA will beef up their frequency ...

Of course, don't forget that between SIN-Australia and KUL-Australia, more choices are coming up, on top of TR-Australia's Darwin Haul, Air Asia Express (D7) as well as Scoot ..

Praetorian: in your opinion, if Singapore stumbles, does that mean business will move to Colombo ??

I see business moving from Singapore to KL or JKT, none that i can recall moved to CMB ..

banuthev
30-09-2012, 05:15 PM
Banuthev: There is a daily BA/QF code-shared flight - maybe BA will beef up their frequency ...

I just read on the Australian Newspaper, BA may cut its remaining daily flight once its partnership with Qantas is dissolved. I believe BA may codeshare to SYD rather than using it's own metal.

It will be interesting to see what changes EK and SQ to bring on SIN-DXB route ?

banuthev
30-09-2012, 05:35 PM
Uthum, Do you know if EK is still flying between DXB and YTZ ? I remember few months ago EK flew only three weekly service to YTZ using an A380.

uthum
30-09-2012, 05:48 PM
Uthum, Do you know if EK is still flying between DXB and YTZ ? I remember few months ago EK flew only three weekly service to YTZ using an A380.

Yes, Emirates A380 flights EK241 and 242 still fly between DXB and YYZ. My aunt flew to Sri Lanka last moth on EK.

Serendib
30-09-2012, 06:08 PM
AC to announce LCC carrier - http://business.financialpost.com/2012/09/19/air-canada-weeks-away-from-announcing-discount-airline/

Any update on this?

ecureilx
01-10-2012, 06:25 AM
I thought AC had an LCC op going .. or was I mistaken ? AC Jazz ?

Speedbird
01-10-2012, 01:22 PM
I thought AC had an LCC op going .. or was I mistaken ? AC Jazz ?

AC Jazz is a regional airline. AC's new LCC will operate not only in North America but to Europe as well.

banuthev
01-10-2012, 08:17 PM
Yes, Emirates A380 flights EK241 and 242 still fly between DXB and YYZ. My aunt flew to Sri Lanka last moth on EK.

Does this mean Canada still holding restriction on EK to stop expanding the services in Canadian Airports ?


AC Jazz is a regional airline. AC's new LCC will operate not only in North America but to Europe as well.

It appears to be AC paving the way to continue utlising the ageing B767s which are going to be replaced by the B787 fleet in 2014. Part of its cost-cutting process , these B767s could be re-configured and transfered to the AC's new LCC department.

Speedbird
01-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Does this mean Canada still holding restriction on EK to stop expanding the services in Canadian Airports ?



It appears to be AC paving the way to continue utlising the ageing B767s which are going to be replaced by the B787 fleet in 2014. Part of its cost-cutting process , these B767s could be re-configured and transfered to the AC's new LCC department.

Yes and not only for EK...EY and QR as well. Ok here a quick summery...EK wants double daily for YYZ daily to YYC and YVR. Canada said no for additional frequencies and UAE replied by requesting Canadian Base Mirage to be closed and also closed its airspace for the Canadian minister. Finally imposing visa restriction on Canadians.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2010/10/11/military-dubai011.html

LCC will be a subsidiary not a department with different contracts (Pilot/Ground Crew etc...) AC is a Quebec based heavily unionized company. This is one way breaking monopolized contracts. Unions went on strike but current Canadian govt legislated them back to work.

banuthev
02-10-2012, 08:09 PM
I thought AC had an LCC op going .. or was I mistaken ? AC Jazz ?

AC launched a LCC airline "ZIP" in 2002 but it was ceased after the two years. Now It's an another attempt from AC to re-establish a LCC airline but this time for international operations. I hope the LCC long-haul model works out for them.


LCC will be a subsidiary not a department with different contracts (Pilot/Ground Crew etc...) AC is a Quebec based heavily unionized company. This is one way breaking monopolized contracts. Unions went on strike but current Canadian govt legislated them back to work.

How does the new contract compare to Jetstar and Scoot ?


TG is launching BKK-SIN-BKK flights, soon, on A380, maybe for the above reason .. but as revenue flights ..

Has the first A380 for TG delivered in BKK ?

Serendib
02-10-2012, 08:29 PM
SWISS to introduce non-stop Zurich-Singapore service
https://www.swiss.com/web/EN/about_swiss/media/press_releases/Pages/pr_20120926.aspx

ecureilx
03-10-2012, 07:11 AM
Has the first A380 for TG delivered in BKK ?

Was delivered 2 days ago or so I think .. and it was streamed live .. I was in an 'internet free' island and couldn't catch it ..

the 380 should be on BKK-SIN-BKK from 4th Oct to 12th Dec I think ...

Oh, a random air-avail - 14 Oct 12 - SIN-BKK, on TG shows up ...


14OCT SUN SIN/Z¥8 BKK/-1
1TG 404 C4 D4 J4 Z4 Y4 B4 SINBKK 1225 1345 773 M 0 DCA/E
M4 H4 Q4 T4 K4 S4 V4 W4
2TG 414 C4 D4 J4 Z4 Y4 B4 SINBKK 1555 1715 346 M 0 DCA/E
M4 H4 Q4 T4 K4 S4 V4 W2
3TG 408 C4 D4 J4 Z0 Y4 B4 SINBKK 1815 1935 772 M 0 X123 DCA/E
M4 H4 Q4 T4 K4 S4 V4 W4
4TG 402 C4 D4 J4 Z1 Y4 B4 SINBKK 0740 0900 772 M 0 DCA/E
M4 H4 Q4 T4 K4 S4 V4 W4
5TG 410 C4 D4 J4 Z4 Y4 B4 SINBKK 2200 2320 380 M 0 DCA/E
M4 H4 Q4 T4 K4 S4 V4 W4

banuthev
03-10-2012, 11:44 AM
Maldivian Airlines to take a delivery of it's first A320-214 in MLE by the end of October 2012. Airframe is MSN2347 (ex-EC-KHJ) is currently parked in TLS, will have J14/W24/Y114 seat configuration. This ex-Iberia's A320 due to be registered under Maldives as 8Q-IAN. Maldivian Airlines has plans to start MLE-MAA-DAC flights in Mid-November 2012. MAA-DAC route will be operated with full-local-rights.

I will share the picture of the aircraft soon.

Speedbird
03-10-2012, 06:27 PM
AC launched a LCC airline "ZIP" in 2002 but it was ceased after the two years. Now It's an another attempt from AC to re-establish a LCC airline but this time for international operations. I hope the LCC long-haul model works out for them.

How does the new contract compare to Jetstar and Scoot ?



Main problem with AC is its the multiple Unions...about the contact it is too early to say but it will definitely offer lower employee wages and more flexible work rules, As you might be aware that AC is not negotiating with current AC pilot union about the new LCC. It will be different company with complete separate management.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/Canada+merge+vacations+unit+with+cost+airline/7336835/story.html

Serendib
03-10-2012, 07:27 PM
Maldivian Airlines to take a delivery of it's first A320-214 in MLE by the end of October 2012. Airframe is MSN2347 (ex-EC-KHJ) is currently parked in TLS, will have J12/Y138 seat configuration. This ex-Iberia's A320 due to be registered under Maldives as 8Q-IAN. Maldivian Airlines has plans to start MLE-MAA-DAC flights in Mid-November 2012. MAA-DAC route will be operated with full-local-rights.

I will share the picture of the aircraft soon.

8Q-IAN Pic: http://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/photo.show?id=315904

clement
04-10-2012, 10:38 AM
Hello i am spotter from Toulouse and yesterday i have see the first A320 with new full colors of Maldivian !
You can see some photos here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/8050826112/in/photostream , http://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/8050820585/in/photostream
MAny thnaks Banuthev for the invitation !

Serendib
07-10-2012, 08:51 AM
Hello i am spotter from Toulouse and yesterday i have see the first A320 with new full colors of Maldivian !
You can see some photos here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/8050826112/in/photostream , http://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/8050820585/in/photostream
MAny thnaks Banuthev for the invitation !

Wow!! thanks.. Does anyone know if Maldivian has any new destinations in mind???

8Q-BLOG
07-10-2012, 09:38 AM
Hi readers,

Maldivian (Q2) has announced three new international destinations with the leasing of their first A320.

The new destinations are: Dhaka, Mumbai and Chennai. Maldivian already flies to Trivandrum.

The new routes are scheduled to start in mid-November. For more info on this, do check out this newsrelease (http://maldivian.aero/pages/273_maldivian_to_start_new_routes_in_november_2012 ) by the airline.

Also, there is a photo gallery of pictures of the aircraft (8Q-IAN) on Facebook. Check it out here (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.494434253908564.118480.171227689562557&type=1).

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/9376/57968049477771054088528.jpg
(Source: Remo Garone | http://goo.gl/VLKMc)

8Q-BLOG
07-10-2012, 09:46 AM
The number of airports in Maldives has now increased to 8:

International Airports
1) Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (VRMM/MLE)
2) Gan International Airport (VRMG/GAN)

Domestic Airports
3) Hanimaadhoo Airport (VRMH/HAQ)
4) Maamiligi Airport (VRMV/VAM)
5) Kadhdhoo Airport (VRMK/KDO)
6) Kooddoo Airport (VRMO/GKK)
7) Kaadedhdhoo Airport (VRMT/KDM)
8) Fuvahmulah Airport (VRMR/FVM)

Opening very soon: B. Dharavandhoo Airport (domestic airport)

For more information from the Maldivian aviation industry, please follow 8Q-BLOG
Facebook: http://facebook.com/8qblog
Twitter: http://twitter.com/8qblog

Sakith
07-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Hi readers,

Maldivian (Q2) has announced three new international destinations with the leasing of their first A320.

The new destinations are: Dhaka, Mumbai and Chennai. Maldivian already flies to Trivandrum.

The new routes are scheduled to start in mid-November. For more info on this, do check out this newsrelease (http://maldivian.aero/pages/273_maldivian_to_start_new_routes_in_november_2012 ) by the airline.

Also, there is a photo gallery of pictures of the aircraft (8Q-IAN) on Facebook. Check it out here (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.494434253908564.118480.171227689562557&type=1).

does Maldivian has any vacancies??

Serendib
07-10-2012, 12:47 PM
Hi readers,

Maldivian (Q2) has announced three new international destinations with the leasing of their first A320.

The new destinations are: Dhaka, Mumbai and Chennai. Maldivian already flies to Trivandrum.

The new routes are scheduled to start in mid-November. For more info on this, do check out this newsrelease (http://maldivian.aero/pages/273_maldivian_to_start_new_routes_in_november_2012 ) by the airline.

Also, there is a photo gallery of pictures of the aircraft (8Q-IAN) on Facebook. Check it out here (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.494434253908564.118480.171227689562557&type=1).

Does Maldivian has plans to fly Colombo?

8Q-BLOG
07-10-2012, 04:00 PM
does Maldivian has any vacancies??

you'll have to check their website: www.maldivian.aero

8Q-BLOG
07-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Does Maldivian has plans to fly Colombo?

They used to fly to Colombo; don't know why they stopped though.

I'm thinking in the future they would. No announcements have been made yet.

Curufinwe
07-10-2012, 04:04 PM
first for Thai Airways :
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/curufinwe-xiane/8033009368/" title="Thai Airways' first Airbus A380 by Curufinwe - David B., on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8169/8033009368_0203cdbea4.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Thai Airways' first Airbus A380"></a>
first for British Airways :
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/curufinwe-xiane/8056895251/" title="First Airbus A380 for British Airways by Curufinwe - David B., on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/8056895251_ea21d7b265.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="First Airbus A380 for British Airways"></a>

banuthev
09-10-2012, 07:54 PM
SIN: Tiger Airways will move to T2 from the Current LCC terminal

Tiger Airways and Scoot have informed that they are going to jointly market their services, effec 15-Oct-2012 (for flights origin:Auz) and effec 2-Nov-2012 (for flights origin:far-east). Both of these airlines are operating from same terminal will faciliate the pax with a faster flight connections. Any idea which airlines are going to use the brand-new SIN-T4 in 2017 ? or Is it going to be used by only SQ ?

Scoot launched TPE on 18-Sep-12. Heard Scoot has plans to extend TPE service to NRT with daily flights on 29-Oct-12. Can you confirm if this is a correct news ?

ecureilx
10-10-2012, 06:55 AM
SIN TPE is appearing, but not SIN-TPE-NRT

I am not sure if TZ has third freedom rights..


INTL ONLINE CONNEX/STPVR TFC ONLY

9TZ 202 Z7 C7 J7 D7 I0 S7 SINTPE 0055 0540 772 0 /E
Y7 B7 E7 M7 H7 W7 Q7 N7 X7 O0 V0 T0 L0

Speedbird
10-10-2012, 09:11 PM
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ecureilx
11-10-2012, 06:25 AM
if you want to follow the "asian creativity" (like Singapore Budget Terminal -> Budget Terminal, KL LCC Terminal -> LCCT..)

I vote for AC Leisure Airline :D :D

banuthev
11-10-2012, 08:10 PM
SIN TPE is appearing, but not SIN-TPE-NRT

I am not sure if TZ has third freedom rights..

Reservation for NRT is already open but the schedule not yet updated on Scoot Website, which is incorrectly showing that the flight to TPE will be laid there for 10 hours in W12. Quite surprising how Scoot managed to get the slot at NRT ? I think AirAsia X is flying to HND in Tokyo.

Scoot's competitor AirAsia X is continously struggling to maintain the middle east routes, will have to operate the last flight to IKA on 14-Oct-12. AirAsia X is planning to concentrate only on Asia-Pacific routes. Perhaps their previous plans on flying to JED and IST will be shelved for a while.


if you want to follow the "asian creativity" (like Singapore Budget Terminal -> Budget Terminal, KL LCC Terminal -> LCCT..)

Just I read from the news-website, Singapore is going to call it's Budget Terminal as Terminal 4 from 2017. New Terminal (T4 for Budget Airlines) has no aerobridges but the terminal will be designed to enable efficient passenger processing and quick turnaround of aircraft.

ecureilx
12-10-2012, 07:03 AM
Just I read from the news-website, Singapore is going to call it's Budget Terminal as Terminal 4 from 2017. New Terminal (T4 for Budget Airlines) has no aerobridges but the terminal will be designed to enable efficient passenger processing and quick turnaround of aircraft.

T4 will be a major upgrade from the current BT, i.e. imagine a full fledged airport, minus Aero bridges .. rumor has it that T4 will be mainly geared towards handling Scoot sized aircraft, a big jump from the Old BT whose pans were sized for A-320s and ATR Turbo Props.

Speedbird
13-10-2012, 12:01 AM
if you want to follow the "asian creativity" (like Singapore Budget Terminal -> Budget Terminal, KL LCC Terminal -> LCCT..)

I vote for AC Leisure Airline :D :D

Good Luck...lets see if AC accept this; then you will have the bragging rights...:)

umedhah
15-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Indonesian plane lands at wrong airport

http://nz.totaltravel.yahoo.com/a/-/15118033/indonesian-plane-lands-at-wrong-airport/

88gee
15-10-2012, 07:42 PM
how possible is this no flight data ? radar ? do they DRIVE plane or fly ?

umedhah
15-10-2012, 07:43 PM
true lol they were Foreign pilots and landed in a closed airport for commercial a/c 15 kilometres south of the intended destination.

88gee
15-10-2012, 07:44 PM
yea i read it but how possible even they were foreign they must have radio , radar , and common control plane which shows the destination unless if the plane was a prehistoric one lol

ecureilx
16-10-2012, 06:39 AM
A lot of planes in South East Asia are flying with bar minimum, i.e the essentials .. especially the smaller planes ..

I was in a Twotter and the pilot pulled up his own garmin handheld GPS and stuck it to the windshield, as the company cannot afford to buy the proper kit .. considering the cost of the conversion kit ..

I was in a Islander, in Philippines, where the pilot was basically following the terrain closely, as there is not STC'd GPS for the plane and the company wasn't going to buy any .. and he only can find the airport by visually flying looking for landmarks ..

So was it in a Piper Comanche in Philippines ..

Radar ? what radar ? many islands in Indonesia and Philippines have no radar coverage ..

There was also the case of Adam Air, and their infamous Brand New 30 year old planes - read the following ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Air#Flight_782

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Air_Flight_574

banuthev
17-10-2012, 08:52 PM
T4 will be a major upgrade from the current BT, i.e. imagine a full fledged airport, minus Aero bridges .. rumor has it that T4 will be mainly geared towards handling Scoot sized aircraft, a big jump from the Old BT whose pans were sized for A-320s and ATR Turbo Props.

Rumour that you heard could be true. Tiger and Scoot need much more space at SIN for their growing network. Also It does make sense both of these airlines (TR & TZ) operate at the same terminal after their recent join collaboration. I Doubt AirAsia Group and Jet* would move to Terminal 4 from Terminal 1 where their getting a faster flight connections with other cities.

Any Idea how many aircraft parkings were at the previous Budget Terminal ? and how many more aircraft parking will be added to new Terminal 4 ?

ecureilx
18-10-2012, 06:55 AM
yea i read it but how possible even they were foreign they must have radio , radar , and common control plane which shows the destination unless if the plane was a prehistoric one lol

real life flying is not like on microsoft flight simulator .. you have to use old tradtional navaids .. like ADF ...

:) :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_navigation

ecureilx
18-10-2012, 07:29 AM
Rumour that you heard could be true. Tiger and Scoot need much more space at SIN for their growing network. Also It does make sense both of these airlines (TR & TZ) operate at the same terminal after their recent join collaboration. I Doubt AirAsia Group and Jet* would move to Terminal 4 from Terminal 1 where their getting a faster flight connections with other cities.

Any Idea how many aircraft parkings were at the previous Budget Terminal ? and how many more aircraft parking will be added to new Terminal 4 ?

BT had 10 bays, if I am not wrong ..

Of course, the remote parking at T1 is just a hop and a trot away ..

For the carriers operating out of BT, Tiger, Sea Air (Tiger in Disguise .. ) Cebu Pacific, Firefly and Berjaya Air - that number of bays were more than sufficient I guess .. especially when Berjaya and Firefly were operating ATRs

banuthev
21-10-2012, 06:19 PM
SIN TPE is appearing, but not SIN-TPE-NRT

I am not sure if TZ has third freedom rights..

Yes TZ has third freedom rights on TPE-NRT-TPE.

TZ has plans to launch service to Shenyang and Qingdao from 27 Nov 2012. It is interesting to see that this service will operate as SIN-SHE-TAO-SIN with a method of Round-Robin-Route. In the fact that Round-Robin-Routes are extincting due to Higher fuel prices and Double landing charges. Wondering why TZ is attempting on onestop service to Japan and China. Any Idea how TZ's business is performing ? I believe they are still holding four of the ex-SQ B772s in the fleet. Do they have plans for fleet expansion and acquiring a young fleet ?


How would you like to name AC's new leisure airline, to be launched in 2013? Share your ideas and you could win one of three Air Canada Vacations gift certificates valued at $1,500!
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Uthum or Speedbird, Do you have any latest update about new AC's LCC Airline ?

ecureilx
22-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Shenyang has been promoted as a tourist destination, in South East Asia, in fact, many a conference are being held there .. and Qindao has a historic connection to many a Chinese migrant .. and TZ is going all guns blazing to cash in on that I guess ..

The SQ 772s don't technically belong to SQ - they belong to BOC Aviation .. so, any airtime they use up is much better than idle time on the ground .. and apart from a few off-loaded to BI .. and some were going to BG - the rest are / were parked in Changi .. they are derated versions, billing a lower landing fee ..

Speedbird
22-10-2012, 09:44 PM
Uthum or Speedbird, Do you have any latest update about new AC's LCC Airline ?

Stay Tuned...will let you know soon

Serendib
23-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Air NZ flying direct to Bali in 2013

http://tvnz.co.nz/travel-news/air-nz-flying-direct-bali-in-2013-513094

highflyer
23-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Air NZ flying direct to Bali in 2013

http://tvnz.co.nz/travel-news/air-nz-flying-direct-bali-in-2013-513094

i cant read the news.. the link you posted is allright?

banuthev
23-10-2012, 08:53 PM
@ umedhah - I was under the impression that Air New Zealand is already flying to Jakarta and Denpaser in Indonesia. Please confirm that ? Is Air New Zealand fly Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in Far East ?

umedhah
23-10-2012, 09:33 PM
Hi Banu: NZ used to fly to SIN until they had a codeshare with SQ. However, they have fully stopped flying to SIN now. As far as I am aware NZ never flew to KUL. They are flying to BKKat the moment.

Bali flights were planned to start last Jun with 767-300ERs.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10783166


@ umedhah - I was under the impression that Air New Zealand is already flying to Jakarta and Denpaser in Indonesia. Please confirm that ? Is Air New Zealand fly Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in Far East ?

ecureilx
25-10-2012, 03:44 AM
Interesting news ..

SQ to ditch the A345s .. and Scoot to ditch the 772s !!!!

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_singapore_business/view/1233225/1/.html

SIA

As part of the deal, Airbus will take back five of SIA's long-haul A340-500s, which will be removed from service by the fourth quarter of 2013.

This will result in the cancellation of non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles, as well as the Singapore-Newark route.

And Scoot

Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson said the more fuel-efficient Boeing Dreamliners, which will replace four of the carrier's Boeing 777-200s, "will help keep ticket prices low".

banuthev
25-10-2012, 06:01 AM
Interesting news ..

SQ to ditch the A345s .. and Scoot to ditch the 772s !!!!

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_singapore_business/view/1233225/1/.html

SIA

As part of the deal, Airbus will take back five of SIA's long-haul A340-500s, which will be removed from service by the fourth quarter of 2013.

This will result in the cancellation of non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles, as well as the Singapore-Newark route.

And Scoot

Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson said the more fuel-efficient Boeing Dreamliners, which will replace four of the carrier's Boeing 777-200s, "will help keep ticket prices low".


Great news! Twenty B787-10Xs are replacing four B777-200s for Scoot from 2014, Twenty A350-900s are replacing Nineteen A330-300 for SQ from 2017 + SQ is ordering five more A380s.

Do you know how many A340-500s are in total in SQ fleet ? Do you think Changi has got enough space to handle this fleet expansion ? http://www.airliners.net/photo//2162594/L/&sid=b5f9ac7214882f53b91469a8c2147705


Hi Banu: NZ used to fly to SIN until they had a codeshare with SQ. However, they have fully stopped flying to SIN now. As far as I am aware NZ never flew to KUL. They are flying to BKKat the moment.

Bali flights were planned to start last Jun with 767-300ERs.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10783166

Umedha, Why did SQ & NZ end their code share agreement ?

ecureilx
25-10-2012, 06:36 AM
Great news! Twenty B787-10Xs are replacing four B777-200s for Scoot from 2014, Twenty A350-900s are replacing Nineteen A330-300 for SQ from 2017 + SQ is ordering twenty more A380s.

the A 330-300s were ordered as interim .. till the 787's and 350's



Do you know how many A340-500s are in total in SQ fleet ? Do you think Changi has got enough space to handle this fleet expansion ? http://www.airliners.net/photo//2162594/L/&sid=b5f9ac7214882f53b91469a8c2147705


Well, beyond the current terminal, just looking at runway capacity, Singapore already has a new runway, as below:

A new parallel runway 02R/20L was built, to the east of 02C/20C, currently used only by Republic of Singapore Air Force aircraft as part of Changi Airbase (East). The new runway is expected to be extended and eventually be turned into a third runway for the airport in future expansion plans.


Changi is on reclaimed land, and if they decide to merge the new third runway to the current terminal / infrastructure, well, they got a lot of space to play around with ..

Oh, when recently somebody asked the Changi Operations Group CEO whether there is enough space to park the SIA planes, his response was crisp : planes make money in the air, not when they are parked .. so based on growth and expansion, sure .. we can accommodate them unless they decide not to Fly

For Some idea on the available space ..


http://imageshack.us/a/img21/3580/sinwd.jpg

The space in Green is the current SIN, the area in Red is the new Runway, already in Operation as an AF Base, and if needed, to be merged into SIN !!!

umedhah
25-10-2012, 11:50 PM
Hi Banu i have checked with my mate.. NZ still have code-share with SQ but don't use NZ A/C to fly to SIN. The route is covered by SQ flying up to 2 A/C per day (1 77W and 1 772).

Also please see the link below for SQ codeshare dest with NZ

https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/about-us/psh-codeshare-psh/psh-codeshare-dest/


Great news! Twenty B787-10Xs are replacing four B777-200s for Scoot from 2014, Twenty A350-900s are replacing Nineteen A330-300 for SQ from 2017 + SQ is ordering five more A380s.

Do you know how many A340-500s are in total in SQ fleet ? Do you think Changi has got enough space to handle this fleet expansion ? http://www.airliners.net/photo//2162594/L/&sid=b5f9ac7214882f53b91469a8c2147705



Umedha, Why did SQ & NZ end their code share agreement ?

banuthev
27-10-2012, 08:43 AM
Hi Banu i have checked with my mate.. NZ still have code-share with SQ but don't use NZ A/C to fly to SIN. The route is covered by SQ flying up to 2 A/C per day (1 77W and 1 772).

Also please see the link below for SQ codeshare dest with NZ

https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/about-us/psh-codeshare-psh/psh-codeshare-dest/

OK. Thanks. Boeing is now firm on first 787-9s deliveries to NZ in the second half of 2014. I believe these B787s will replace their ageing B767s and B747s in the fleet. Do you know how many B787s are ordered by NZ ?

Wellington Airport terminal for $40m upgrade - http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7865532/Wellington-Airport-terminal-for-40m-upgrade

umedhah
27-10-2012, 09:46 AM
Hi Banu, NZ is the launch customer for Boeing’s larger 787-9 variant. Total of 10 787-9s are on the order and they will be used to replace 767-300ERs on medium-haul international routes.

They only have 2 747-400s left in the fleet and will be retired soon.


OK. Thanks. Boeing is now firm on first 787-9s deliveries to NZ in the second half of 2014. I believe these B787s will replace their ageing B767s and B747s in the fleet. Do you know how many B787s are ordered by NZ ?

Wellington Airport terminal for $40m upgrade - http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7865532/Wellington-Airport-terminal-for-40m-upgrade

banuthev
27-10-2012, 08:05 PM
Hi Banu, NZ is the launch customer for Boeing’s larger 787-9 variant. Total of 10 787-9s are on the order and they will be used to replace 767-300ERs on medium-haul international routes.

They only have 2 747-400s left in the fleet and will be retired soon.

Umedha, Where does NZ fly it's B744s to ? When I fly to LHR I always see NZ B744 and B773 at the Remote parking area. But these days NZ brings only B777s to LHR. I think NZ operates double daily flights to LHR. First Daily is AKL-HKG-LHR by B772 and Second Daily is AKL-LAX-LHR by B773.

Cathay Pacific sent B-HOX for part-out and scrap on 22-Oct-2012. http://aerolineas.sakura.ne.jp/media/b-hox.jpg

Srilankan1
27-10-2012, 11:12 PM
Singapore Airlines celebrates fifth anniversary of A380 services

Singapore Airlines celebrates another milestone today as it marks the fifth anniversary of Airbus A380 services.

SIA now operates 19, A380s to 10 destinations around the world, including Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich. "We are pleased to celebrate the A380's fifth anniversary of services today. Our A380 fleet has been a perennial customer favourite and will continue to play a significant role in our network," said SIA's Executive Vice-President Commercial, Mak Swee Wah.

A spokesman for the Airline said, "Over the past five years, SIA has carried more than nine million customers over 24,000, A380 flights and clocked approximately 240,000 hours. To commemorate this occasion, SIA presented a gift pack of A380 collectibles to customers on all A380 flights to and from Singapore on October 25." As part of the A380 fifth anniversary celebrations, SIA also launched a contest in August for a chance to be on the delivery flight of the Airline's 19th A380 from Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France.

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/10/28/fin12.asp

umedhah
28-10-2012, 12:42 AM
Hi Banu,
NZ still uses their remaining 2 744s in AKL - SFO route as NZ008 on days 1 2 4 5 of the week.
Thats the only route that they use their 744s at the moment.

Also you right LHR flights via HKG and LAX are operated by the 777s


Umedha, Where does NZ fly it's B744s to ? When I fly to LHR I always see NZ B744 and B773 at the Remote parking area. But these days NZ brings only B777s to LHR. I think NZ operates double daily flights to LHR. First Daily is AKL-HKG-LHR by B772 and Second Daily is AKL-LAX-LHR by B773.

Cathay Pacific sent B-HOX for part-out and scrap on 22-Oct-2012. http://aerolineas.sakura.ne.jp/media/b-hox.jpg

4R-ADA
28-10-2012, 08:47 AM
It shows an Antonov An-24 departing from Russia's Bodaybo airport.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XUtYlR28Yb4#!

http://nz.totaltravel.yahoo.com/news-opinions/news/a/-/15221638/the-dodgiest-take-off-ever/

What do you say ? :)

umedhah
28-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Hope there wasn't any thing sharp on the ground that could have damaged the propellers

ecureilx
29-10-2012, 01:35 AM
And on the worlds' longest flghts .. even at 8,000 $ a seat, they couldn't justify the cost of so many crew members .. I guess.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222956/Worlds-longest-commercial-non-stop-flights--Singapore-U-S--cancelled.html

A little anecdote - one of the flights - when you flew - you depart, say on a Monday, and arrive on a Sunday .. and return, you depart on A Monday and arrive on a Tuesday .. due to crossing of the IDL

highflyer
30-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Hi Banu,
NZ still uses their remaining 2 744s in AKL - SFO route as NZ008 on days 1 2 4 5 of the week.
Thats the only route that they use their 744s at the moment.

Also you right LHR flights via HKG and LAX are operated by the 777s

Hey Umedhah, Thanks for the info! Tiger Airways launching LCC NZL services soon with a DJ code??

umedhah
31-10-2012, 05:33 AM
Thanks for the update Highflyer, i have checked with my connections but unable to find any info yet... But will keep u posted if i find any.


Hey Umedhah, Thanks for the info! Tiger Airways launching LCC NZL services soon with a DJ code??

ecureilx
31-10-2012, 06:41 AM
umedhah: Tiger with DJ ? is that even possible, as DJ and TR fight all the time ?? :) And 3K is an additional pain in the butt for the other two :D

BTW, SQ picked a 10% stake in DJ .. so I don't know how it will pan out .. as TR and Scoot are fully owned by SQ

http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC121030-0000044/SIA-to-acquire-strategic-stake-in-Virgin-Australia

SpookyFlyer
11-11-2012, 09:58 AM
Build Begins on British Airways’ First Boeing 787

http://aeronewsmag.com/airlines/build-begins-on-british-airways-first-boeing-787/

Speedbird
11-11-2012, 11:04 PM
Stay Tuned...will let you know soon

http://business.financialpost.com/2012/11/08/air-canada-soars-back-into-profit-with-help-of-foreign-exchange-gains/

highflyer
16-11-2012, 08:28 PM
Also you right LHR flights via HKG and LAX are operated by the 777s

NZ cancels Hong Kong-London leg in March 2013?

umedhah
16-11-2012, 09:47 PM
umedhah: Tiger with DJ ? is that even possible, as DJ and TR fight all the time ?? :) And 3K is an additional pain in the butt for the other two :D

BTW, SQ picked a 10% stake in DJ .. so I don't know how it will pan out .. as TR and Scoot are fully owned by SQ

http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC121030-0000044/SIA-to-acquire-strategic-stake-in-Virgin-Australia

Hey ecureilx i cant find any info about Tiger starting to fly to AKL. Only SQ SIN using the route as of this moment. Even NZ stopped flying to SIN. SQ is dominating the route with atleast 1-2 flights a day between SIN-AKL-SIN.

umedhah
16-11-2012, 09:51 PM
NZ cancels Hong Kong-London leg in March 2013?

Thats right Highflyer... as per the article below... they will have a codeshare with CX & KA thereafter.

AIR NEW ZEALAND ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO HONG KONG AND LONDON SERVICES
Air New Zealand has today announced that effective 03 March 2013 services between Hong Kong and London will be withdrawn with the last services operating the route as follows.

NZ35 Sunday 03 Mar 2013 HKG/LHR (as an extension of NZ35 / 02 Mar 2013 ex AKL)
NZ38 Sunday 03 Mar 2013 LHR/HKG (continuing as NZ38 / 04 Mar 2013 to AKL)


In addition Air New Zealand has formed an alliance with Cathay Pacific on the Auckland – Hong Kong route. The changes are part of Air New Zealand’s strategy to return its international network to profitability. A key focus of this strategy is the successful implementation of an alliance based network with a Pacific Rim focus.

The decision to exit from the Hong Kong – London route will enable more capacity to be redeployed onto the popular North American destinations of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Air New Zealand is excited about our upcoming move to the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX where Air New Zealand has been contracted to design and operate a brand new and much improved Star Alliance lounge, making Los Angeles a great place to connect through to London or destinations further into Europe. Air New Zealand remains committed to servicing Europe, via these daily Los Angeles – London services, and our membership of the Star Alliance network.

The Air New Zealand/Cathay Pacific alliance will see both carriers continue to operate the same flight frequency between Auckland and Hong Kong while introducing code share on each other’s flights. The code share services will go on sale from 12 December 2012 for travel on/after 31 January 2013 and present Air New Zealand with more opportunities to expand our network reach, and improve connectivity, beyond Hong Kong. Air New Zealand airfares will be updated over the coming weeks to incorporate new travel options with Cathay Pacific (CX) and Dragonair.(KA).

Air New Zealand operates daily year round services between Auckland and Hong Kong while Cathay Pacific operates daily year round services and up to double daily in the peak period between 12 December and 1 March. Schedule details are noted below.

Auckland-Hong Kong Hong Kong-Auckland
Dep Arr Dep Arr
Air NZ 2159 0605+1 1920 1115+1
Cathay Pacific 1435 2100 2100 1310+1
Cathay Pacific* 0855 1520 1525 0730+1
* seasonal


Airpoints and Koru Benefits from Air New Zealand / Cathay Pacific alliance
Air New Zealand Airpoints members will earn Airpoints Dollars* on Cathay Pacific operated flights between Auckland and Hong Kong regardless of whether they are travelling on a CX or an NZ flight number.

In addition Airpoints Gold/Gold Elite and Koru members travelling on Air New Zealand marketed flight numbers (e.g. NZ4990 AKLHKG) operated by Cathay Pacific will receive lounge access and premium customer benefits such as Status Points, additional baggage, priority check-in, priority baggage and priority seating on the Auckland-Hong Kong route. Airpoints Gold/Gold Elite will also obtain access to Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Business Class lounges in Beijing and Shanghai when connecting to Dragonair services at Hong Kong.

* Subject to Airpoints terms and conditions


Re-accommodation of customers affected by Air New Zealand Hong Kong-London flight cancellations
Customers booked and ticketed on 086 tickets who are affected by the Hong Kong-London flight cancellation must be rebooked onto an alternative Cathay Pacific or Virgin Atlantic connecting service no later than Friday 16 November 2012. The process for rebooking and reissuing tickets is outlined in the attached re-accommodation guideline. There are likely four scenarios where passengers will be impacted by the flight cancellations. i.e.

Passengers who have a single leg booking on NZ35 HKG/LHR in their itinerary, and/or
Passengers who have a single leg booking on NZ38 LHR/HKG in their itinerary, and/or
Passengers who have a multi leg booking on NZ35 AKL/HKG/LHR in their itinerary, and/or
Passengers who have a multi leg booking on NZ38 LHR/HKG/AKL in their itinerary


If you have any problems confirming seats in the required booking class on Cathay Pacific please contact Air New Zealand Agency Support for assistance. Where no suitable alternative to their originally booked travel is available 086 ticketed customers may rebook onto an alternative Air New Zealand service to/from London via Los Angeles in the same booking class as the original ticket. Please ensure that passengers are aware that they may be subject to different visa and entry permit requirements than they were when travelling via HKG. i.e. they must have or be able to obtain an ESTA or other entry visa. Where airport taxes and government charges change no additional payment is required.

Tickets must be reissued to reflect the new flight details. An OSI item noting ‘INVOL REROUTE DUE NZ HKGLHR WITHDRAWAL’ should be placed in the PNR and in the endorsement box on the ticket. Segment related SSRs will need to be reinserted for the new flight segment.

Ticketed Airpoints members will continue earn the same Airpoints Dollars and Status Points that they would have earned with Air New Zealand on their original booking when rebooked onto Cathay Pacific or Virgin Atlantic. Please note – this offer is restricted to the Airpoints program not to other airline frequent flyer programs.

Lounge access for re-accommodated customers

Business Class customers re-booked onto Cathay Pacific/Virgin Atlantic services between London and Hong Kong will have access to the business class lounge of the operating airline on departure.
Air New Zealand Gold and Gold Elite customers who are not travelling in Business Class and who are re-booked onto Cathay Pacific services between London and Hong Kong will have access to Cathay Pacific’s business class lounges on departure. Air New Zealand is still to confirm whether Air New Zealand Gold & Gold Elite customers not travelling in Business Class will be eligible for access into Virgin Atlantic’s business class lounges. An update will be sent once known.
Koru Club members who are not travelling in Business Class will not be eligible for access into Cathay Pacific’s or Virgin’s business class lounges. Similarly Air New Zealand Gold & Gold Elite customers not travelling in Business Class are not eligible for access into Virgin Atlantic’s business class lounges.

Ticket Refunds
Where no suitable alternative to their originally booked travel is available, 086 ticketed customers may be offered a full refund including taxes, regardless of the fare type purchased. Refund must be endorsed ‘FULL REFUND DUE NZ HKG/LHR WITHDRAWAL’.

Connecting Flights
Passengers who hold Air New Zealand connecting flights within New Zealand will be allowed to change if the schedule change causes a misconnection. This applies to NZ travel on the same and separate tickets. Tickets must be revalidated/re-issued showing the new flight details and the original fare calculation and PNR and documents must be endorsed ‘INVOL REROUTE DUE NZ HKGLHR WITHDRAWAL’

Re-accommodated passengers who hold connecting flights on another airline at Hong Kong and/or London will be allowed to change if the schedule change causes misconnection. This applies to travel on the same ticket only. Where connecting travel has been booked and ticketed separately, customers will need to change their travel with the other airline directly. Alternatively customers may change their re-accommodated travel subject to availability if that provides a better customer solution. PNR and documents must be endorsed ‘INVOL REROUTE DUE NZ HKGLHR WITHDRAWAL’

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-new-zealand-air-points/1404220-air-nz-axe-hkg-lhr-service-4-march-2013-a-4.html

ecureilx
11-12-2012, 09:31 AM
EK !!!!!!!!!!

more 380 routes !

CATEGORY-VEN SUBJECT-EKQ E M I R A T E S PAGE 009

** EMIRATES NEW DESTINATIONS * A380 ROUTES * EXTRA FLIGHTS **
-------------------------------------------------------------
EMIRATES NEW ROUTES- PHUKET ON 10DEC- WARSAW ON 6FEB- AND AND ALGIERS ON 1MAR.

ROUTES OPERATIONAL IN 2012 INCLUDE RIO DE JANEIRO. BUENOS AIRES. DUBLIN. LUSAKA. HARARE. DALLAS. SEATTLE. HO CHI MINH CITY. BARCELONA. LISBON. ERBIL. WASHINGTON-DC. ADELAIDE. AND LYON.

MELBOURNE SINGAPORE AND MOSCOW HAVE JOINED EK LIST OF A380 SERVICED ROUTES.

EMIRATES FLEET OF A380S OPERATE TO CITIES- JFK YYZ LHR MAN CDG AMS FCO MUC DME JED KUL SIN BKK HKG PVG PEK ICN NRT SYD MEL AKL.

EMIRATES HAS INCREASED FLIGHTS TO THE FOLLOWING DESTINATIONS-

EFF 01DEC NEW THIRD FREQUENCY EK422-423 TO PERTH.

EFF 03DEC NEW FOURTH FREQUENCY EK344-345 TO KUALA LUMPUR.

EFF 10DEC A380 OPERATED ON ALL FIVE DAILY FLIGHTS TO LHR.

EFF 01JAN SECOND FLT FREQUENCY UPGRADE TO A380 TO JFK † CDG.

THRICE DAILY TO MANILA EFF 01JAN AND JAKARTA EFF 01MAR.

CalgaryLankan
11-12-2012, 02:44 PM
Any idea why Flightaware is showing Spicejet flights as Jetsgo ?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JGO3102

Jetsgo was a Canadian airline ceased operations in 2005.

banuthev
15-12-2012, 10:27 AM
Iraqi Airways has plans to re-launch as a major carrier in coming months. As per expansions plans it has taken delivery of couple of A321s, single A330-202 and single B777-29M LR recently. CAA of Iraq said Iraqi Airways is going to expand the services into India, Far East and Europe. It seems they ordered for B787s too. Though they have to pay Kuwait $500 Million to End Air Dispute.

Has anyone know more about the Iraqi Airways current fleet ? Any idea how is the political situation in Iran and Iraq. It seems Aviation in Iran has gone very quite recently.

The Picture of Iraqi Airways A330-202. I wonder why it has got Malaysian Flag below the Cockpit window area : http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/YI-AQY.html

aseniya
15-12-2012, 11:15 AM
if im not mistaken they have a total fleet of 15!

ecureilx
17-12-2012, 12:56 AM
some thing about SQ -- an App for the crew to update their scheds !!!!!!!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rosterminder.android.RosterMinderPr oSIA

banuthev
18-12-2012, 08:31 PM
I see business moving from Singapore to KL or JKT, none that i can recall moved to CMB ..

What could be the reason businesses are moving from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta ?

I read on the news MH is ordering 36 ATR72-600s worth RM 3 Billion, as per expansions plans. Of the 36 ordered, 20 of those ATRs are to be inducted to the Firefly and the remaining 16 for MASWings. It seems to be Malaysia domestic market is doing well.

ecureilx
19-12-2012, 06:52 AM
What could be the reason businesses are moving from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta ?

Main reason for the moves are Alliances, and opening up of new markets - Indonesia and Malaysia are aggressive in pushing their incentives ...

BTW, if you forgot, Tony F realised that Indonesia is the biggest market to grow, and AK is now officially Based out of JKT .. :)


I read on the news MH is ordering 36 ATR72-600s worth RM 3 Billion, as per expansions plans. Of the 36 ordered, 20 of those ATRs are to be inducted to the Firefly and the remaining 16 for MASWings. It seems to be Malaysia domestic market is doing well.

For Maswings ? it is more like rebuilding the MH Feeder service, which was crapped out post the privatization venture .. and reducing the capacity for MH so FY can take over most domestic routes.

After all, FY is NOT cheap, even though they started off as a LCC concept .. when they realised that people are willing to pay for the convenience of landing in SZB vs KUL.

The fact is, most of the routes don't justify a 320 or a 737 .. so an ATR fits just nice ..

highflyer
19-12-2012, 08:00 PM
Air Canada is jumping into the low-cost leisure travel market with the launch of its new airline, dubbed Rouge, which will begin in July 2013 flying to destinations in Europe and the Caribbean.

http://business.financialpost.com/2012/12/18/air-canada-targets-new-leisure-destinations-with-low-cost-carrier-rouge/

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/files/2012/12/2-4_3_r560.jpg

banuthev
19-12-2012, 08:12 PM
@ AirCeylon and 4R-SRD - Do you think there is enough passenger demand between Toronto and Venice ? I am quite surprised why this new LCC airline didn't fly to France, where Canada gets more passengers in Europe.


When it launches in July, Rouge will fly primarily from Toronto to Athens, Venice and Edinburgh, as well as to Cuba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. It will also offer a twice-weekly service between Montreal and Athens.

AirCeylon
19-12-2012, 08:18 PM
@ AirCeylon and 4R-SRD - Do you think there is enough passenger demand between Toronto and Venice ? I am quite surprised why this new LCC airline didn't fly to France, where Canada gets more passengers in Europe.

They should land to MXP.. coz from northern Italy pax has to go to FCO.. or to another EU destination..

banuthev
19-12-2012, 08:28 PM
They should land to MXP.. coz from northern Italy pax has to go to FCO.. or to another EU destination..

@ AirCeylon - How many flights operate on the MXP-YYZ route ? I have seen a few International Airlines have cancelled the services from MXP. Don't know why ? Is that true Jet Airways to DEL from MXP is terminating from next year ?

4R-SRD
19-12-2012, 08:36 PM
@ AirCeylon - How many flights operate on the MXP-YYZ route ? I have seen a few International Airlines have cancelled the services from MXP. Don't know why ? Is that true Jet Airways to DEL from MXP is terminating from next year ?

Airtransat flew YYZ from VCE few months ago. But I dont see flights now in GDS. May be Route will have to operate flights only in particular season.

AirCeylon
19-12-2012, 08:39 PM
@ AirCeylon - How many flights operate on the MXP-YYZ route ? I have seen a few International Airlines have cancelled the services from MXP. Don't know why ? Is that true Jet Airways to DEL from MXP is terminating from next year ?

no direct flights from MXP-YYZ route... and 9W is planing to CXL their flights... route non profitable...

4R-SRD
19-12-2012, 08:42 PM
no direct flights from MXP-YYZ route... and 9W is planing to CXL their flights... route non profitable...

Yes 9W cancel MXP-DEL after 31 Jan 2013

banuthev
20-12-2012, 09:16 PM
For Maswings ? it is more like rebuilding the MH Feeder service, which was crapped out post the privatization venture .. and reducing the capacity for MH so FY can take over most domestic routes.

After all, FY is NOT cheap, even though they started off as a LCC concept .. when they realised that people are willing to pay for the convenience of landing in SZB vs KUL.

The fact is, most of the routes don't justify a 320 or a 737 .. so an ATR fits just nice ..

Malaysia Airlines may handover the domestic routes to MASWings and may start focusing on international routes from BKI and KUL. But MH-B737s would continue fly between KUL and PEN and BKI if they have higher-pax demand. Do you know how old the twin-otters MASwings operate ?

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This is a first time I see this type of aircraft washer (latest may be)
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/399181_10151179253197293_1759947113_n.jpg. Did TG managed to find the suitable route for their A380 ? I think TG was using A380 on the BKK-HKG and BKK-SIN for a few months ago, but not sure if that is still continuing.

makaay31
21-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Hello people,

I am brought here by banuthev to share with a picture of the 777 at Baghdad Airport.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i474/makaay31/makaay31%20-%202/628x471_zpsa1ad987f.jpg

banuthev
22-12-2012, 05:33 AM
Hello people,

I am brought here by banuthev to share with a picture of the 777 at Baghdad Airport.

makaay31, Welcome and Many thanks for sharing the picture of B777 of Iraqi Airways. When this B777 is going to be painted in Iraqi livery ? Do you know the list of aircraft and how many aircraft that in the current fleet of Iraqi Airways ? Is there any aircraft due to join the fleet next ?

highflyer
22-12-2012, 05:41 AM
Iraqi Airways has plans to re-launch as a major carrier in coming months. As per expansions plans it has taken delivery of couple of A321s, single A330-202 and single B777-29M LR recently. CAA of Iraq said Iraqi Airways is going to expand the services into India, Far East and Europe. It seems they ordered for B787s too. Though they have to pay Kuwait $500 Million to End Air Dispute.

Has anyone know more about the Iraqi Airways current fleet ? Any idea how is the political situation in Iran and Iraq. It seems Aviation in Iran has gone very quite recently.

The Picture of Iraqi Airways A330-202. I wonder why it has got Malaysian Flag below the Cockpit window area : http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/YI-AQY.html

Kuwaiti Airways drops lawsuits against Iraqi Airways

2012-12-20
+ COMMENT NOW
The national airline carriers for Kuwait and Iraq signed a final agreement, in which Kuwait is to drop all lawsuits against Iraqi Airways in return for $500 million in financial compensation, Kuwait's Al-Qabas reported Thursday (December 20th).

The agreement was signed by the chairman of Kuwaiti Airways, Sami al-Nesf, and the Iraqi Minister of Transport's advisor for aviation affairs, Kifah Hassan Jabbar.

Following the signing ceremony, al-Nesf said the agreement was signed on orders from Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

He said the Iraqi government has agreed to pay financial compensation by mid-January, at which point Kuwait will withdraw the lawsuit from court.

According to al-Nesf, the agreement marks a historical turning point in relations between the two countries, as it reflects a real desire on the part of the political leadership in both countries to turn the page on the past.

http://al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/meii/newsbriefs/2012/12/20/newsbrief-09

banuthev
23-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Any idea why Flightaware is showing Spicejet flights as Jetsgo ?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JGO3102

Jetsgo was a Canadian airline ceased operations in 2005.

Spicejet was originally allocated IATA code "0S" (Zero - Sierra) which began to cause huge issues with distribution, FIDS and other systems that could not process the leading 0 in the code. At that time the code "SG" (Sierra - Golf) was allocated to the Canadian carrier JetsGo.

In early-2006, IATA decided not to issue any more codes with "0" in them (either leading or trailing) and to assist existing operators to transition to new codes if they wanted. JetsGo had ceased operations in 2005 and even though their "SG" code was within the 2 year window for "recycling", an exception was made and it was re-allocated to Spicejet. It was the only code transition at the time that was entirely paid for by IATA, as it was the only active code with a leading "0". A few codes with trailing "0"s are still active, but no new ones are being issued.

source :sean mendis

makaay31
23-12-2012, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome.

I think the new planes will be painted in the coming weeks.

Iraqi Airways own the following planes atm:

6 Bombardier CRJ-900
1 737-200
2 737-700
2 767-300 used for Mecca/Jeddah flights only
1 747-400 used for Mecca/Jeddah flights only
1 777-200
2 A320-200
2 A321-200
1 A330-200
1 A300 used as governmental plane

highflyer
23-12-2012, 11:38 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome.

I think the new planes will be painted in the coming weeks.

Iraqi Airways own the following planes atm:
6 Bombardier CRJ-900
1 737-200
2 737-700
2 767-300 used for Mecca/Jeddah flights only
1 747-400 used for Mecca/Jeddah flights only
1 777-200
2 A320-200
2 A321-200
1 A330-200
1 A300 used as governmental plane

Iraqi to launch any new destinations in 2013?
Have they confirmed the livery for those planes?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9vh8iHnZiA

makaay31
23-12-2012, 05:54 PM
Yes, the new destinations will be Vienna, London, Stockholm, Beijing, there are more to come.

makaay31
23-12-2012, 05:56 PM
As for the livery, this could be the new livery for IA. Not sure though.

http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/4646/57630010151381306646495.jpg

banuthev
23-12-2012, 09:00 PM
Yes, the new destinations will be Vienna, London, Stockholm, Beijing, there are more to come.

If I am not mistaken IA already flying to London Gatwick and Stockholm per the airline website (http://www.iraqiairways.co.uk/en/flight_schedule.html). Please correct me.

Amazing to see the golden historic memories of Iraqi Air-network from this link http://airlineroute.net/2011/02/01/w85-ia/. Hope they re-launch as a leading airline in middle east.


As for the livery, this could be the new livery for IA. Not sure though.

I was under the impression that they changed the livery to blue color in 2008 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefof/6236224227/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

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@Srilankan1 - Please confirm does Austrian Airlines fly to Vienna-Baghdad ? I remember Austrian Airlines flew to Erbil or some destination in Iraq. I am not so sure.

ecureilx
24-12-2012, 01:11 AM
Malaysia Airlines may handover the domestic routes to MASWings and may start focusing on international routes from BKI and KUL. But MH-B737s would continue fly between KUL and PEN and BKI if they have higher-pax demand. Do you know how old the twin-otters MASwings operate ?

The last Twotter rolled out in 1988, if I can remember correctly .. so the MAS Twotters should be older than 24 years atleast :D

But,well, Twotters are Not pressurised, and they are not subject to the stresses and such with limit their air-time !!!!

Technically speaking, as long as their are stripped off and inspected properly, they could fly longer and longer

Sometime ago, there was a tender out for replacing the old Twotteres with newer Viking Twotters or Do 228, not sure what came out of it ..


I think TG was using A380 on the BKK-HKG and BKK-SIN for a few months ago, but not sure if that is still continuing.

BKK-HKG and BKK-SIN was used for crew familiarisation, as did SQ did with their A 380 (though they didn't shuttle pax to KUL, they did regular SIN-KUL-SIN, with a KUL aiport stop and back to SIN, though TG decided to make some $ in the process.

Until recently, SQ was also doing SIN-CGK with their A 345s, for same reason .. until they got the A333s, primarily for flight deck crew training ..

makaay31
24-12-2012, 01:13 AM
They flew to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Malmo and London back in 2010, but they were forced to stop flying to Europe because the aircraft used was impounded. Now the lawsuit against IA has been dropped, they can fly to Europe again and buy new planes.

The web site isn't accurate, don't pay attention to it.

That was a proposal, but not used again eventhough they have kept it ever since. The latest CRJ-900 has the green livery.

As for the Vienna-Baghdad route, yes Austrian Airlines does fly to Baghdad.

ecureilx
24-12-2012, 01:38 AM
SIA News ..

Singapore Airlines will spend close to $95 million to retrofit 10 of its older Boeing planes with new long-haul cabin products.

This will give customers more space and comfort, SIA said on Friday.

The upgrade will also provide greater product consistency across the airline's long-haul fleet, with business class seats that convert into full-flat beds and larger in-flight entertainment screens in both business and economy classes.

The first improved Boeing B777-200ER aircraft will operate between Singapore and Amsterdam from next month.

banuthev
24-12-2012, 06:30 PM
SIA News ..

Singapore Airlines will spend close to $95 million to retrofit 10 of its older Boeing planes with new long-haul cabin products.

This will give customers more space and comfort, SIA said on Friday.

The upgrade will also provide greater product consistency across the airline's long-haul fleet, with business class seats that convert into full-flat beds and larger in-flight entertainment screens in both business and economy classes.

The first improved Boeing B777-200ER aircraft will operate between Singapore and Amsterdam from next month.

Glad to hear SQ to give cabin upgrade to B777-200ERs after SQ's announcement on suspension of A345 services to LAX and EWR on the 20th Oct and 23rd Nov in 2013. We clearly are able to see that SQ is slowly pulling out from the North American market, where they are going to serve with single daily flights to JFK, LAX and SFO and five weekly services IAH, effective Winter 2013. Well, Cabin Grade is very essential for the SQ-B772ERs which are currently operating on small LCD screens for the long hauls.

Just see the differences of the LCD screens in SQ B772s and B773s.

B772 (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Boeing-777-212-ER/0602439/L/&sid=00b075bf4d1b56d4d2e0d1e03197c57a).

but

B773 (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Boeing-777-312-ER/2202054/L/&sid=f6b8dc3d86d8b211031edf9ef81108b5)

9V-SVE is likely the first aircraft to be in service with new cabins from next month. Any idea what is the new Cabin Configuration is going to be like?

banuthev
24-12-2012, 08:21 PM
They flew to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Malmo and London back in 2010, but they were forced to stop flying to Europe because the aircraft used was impounded. Now the lawsuit against IA has been dropped, they can fly to Europe again and buy new planes.

The web site isn't accurate, don't pay attention to it.

That was a proposal, but not used again eventhough they have kept it ever since. The latest CRJ-900 has the green livery.

As for the Vienna-Baghdad route, yes Austrian Airlines does fly to Baghdad.

How Should Iraqi Airways International Network be planned?

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=BGW-PEK,BGW-BKK-KUL,BGW-BOM-KUL,BGW-BOM-BKK,BGW-KHI,KGW-DXB,BGW-KWI-DXB,BGW-DOH,BGW-CAI,BGW-DMM,BGW-JED,BGW-AMM,BGW-IST,BGW-LCA,BGW-LHR-JFK,BGW-AMS,BGW-CDG,BGW-FRA,BGW-FCO,BGW-VIE,BGW-ARN,BGW-MAD,BGW-THR,BGW-BEY&MAP-STYLE=ortho&MAP-CENTER=BGW&PATH-COLOR=red

In my opinion , Iraqi Airways should plan the international network as below : -


Aircraft Fleet

A320=2
A321=2
A330=1
B737=2
B732=1 (domestic and regional)
B777=1
CRJ1=6 (domestic and regional)

2 – B737-700

BGW-DXB-BGW – Daily – 07:00 – 10:30 – 11:30 – 15:00
BGW-AMM-BGW – Daily – 17:00 – 18:30 – 19:30 – 21:00

BGW-THR-BGW – 3 weekly – 07:30 – 09:30 – 10:30 – 11:30
BGW- IST-BGW – 4 weekly –07:15 – 10:00 – 11:00 – 13:45
BGW-BEY-BGW – Daily – 15:00 – 16:45 – 17:45 – 19:15
BGW-CAI-BGW – 3 weekly – 21:30 – 23:10 – 00:20 – 03:50
BGW-KHI-BGW – 3 weekly – 21:40 – 02:00 – 03:00 – 04:45

1 – B777-200

BGW-LHR-JFK – 3 weekly – 10:00 – 13:50 – 15:30 – 18:30 – Mon. Wed. Fri
JFK-LHR-BGW – 3 weekly – 20:30 –08:15 – 09:45 – 17:45 – Mon. Wed. Fri +1 BGW

BGW-KWI-DXB – 3 weekly – 22:00 – 23:05 – 00:05 – 02:45 – Tue. Thu, Sun+1 BGW
DXB-KWI-BGW – 3 weekly – 04:00 – 04:45 – 05:45 – 06:45 – Mon. Wed. Fri

BGW-PEK-BGW – 1 weekly – 21:40 – 08:20 – 09:50 – 14:20 – Sat + 1 BGW

2 – A320-200

BGW-FRA-BGW – 4 weekly – 20:00 – 22:20 – 23:35 – 04:45
BGW-ARN-BGW – 3 weekly – 19:00 – 22:45 – 23:55 – 05:45
BGW-VIE-BGW – 3 weekly - 09:00 – 11:20 – 12:35 – 17:35
BGW-AMS-BGW – 3 weekly – 08:00 – 10:55 – 12:10 – 17:45

BGW-IST-BGW – 3 weekly – 07:15 – 10:00 – 11:15 – 14:00
BGW-LCA-BGW – 2 weekly – 07:15 – 10:00 – 11:15 – 14:00
BGW-DOH-BGW – 3 weekly – 19:00 – 22:20 – 23:35 – 03:00
BGW-DXB-BGW – 4 weekly – 19:00 – 22:30 – 23:45 – 03.15

2 – A321-200

BGW-DMM-BGW – 3 weekly – 09:30 – 12:00 – 13:15 – 16:55
BGW-JED-BGW – 2 weekly – 09:30 – 14:00 – 15:15 – 18:00
BGW-FCO-BGW – 2 weekly – 12:00 – 14:30 – 15:45 – 20:35

BGW-MAD-BGW – 2 weekly – 10:00 – 13:30 – 14:20 – 19:25
BGW-LHR-BGW – 2 weekly – 18:00 – 21:50 – 23:10 – 06:20
BGW-KWI-BGW – 2 weekly – 21:00 – 00:30 – 01:45 – 02:45
BGW-CDG-BGW - 2 weekly - 07:00 - 10:50 - 12:05 - 18:00

1 – A330-200

BGW-PEK-BGW – 1 weekly – 21:40 – 08:20 – 09:50 – 14:20 – Tue. +1 BGW

BGW-BOM-BKK –1weekly – 19:00 – 01:20 – 02:30 – 08:35 – Wed
BKK-BOM-BGW – 1 weekly – 10:05 – 13:10 – 14:20 – 16:50 – Thu

BGW-BKK-KUL – 1 weekly – 19:20 – 05:35 – 06:45 – 09:55 – Thu
KUL-BKK-BGW – 1 weekly – 11:20 – 12:25 – 13:35 – 17:35 – Fri

BGW-BOM-KUL – 1 weekly - 21:00 – 03:20 – 04:30 – 10:40 – Sat
KUL-BOM-BGW – 1 weekly - 12:10 – 15:20 – 16:30 – 18:50 – Sun


Share your thoughts ...

highflyer
25-12-2012, 09:36 PM
AirAsia X to fly Baghdad. Is that true?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad_International_Airport#Airlines_and_destina tions

ecureilx
25-12-2012, 11:48 PM
AirAsia X to fly Baghdad. Is that true?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad_International_Airport#Airlines_and_destina tions

wishful thinking .. says me ..

makaay31
26-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Not true

highflyer
26-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Not true

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/d7198 but Baghdad is not showing on AirAsia website.


Thanks for the warm welcome.

I think the new planes will be painted in the coming weeks.

Iraqi Airways own the following planes atm:

6 Bombardier CRJ-900
1 737-200
2 737-700
2 767-300 used for Mecca/Jeddah flights only
1 747-400 used for Mecca/Jeddah flights only
1 777-200
2 A320-200
2 A321-200
1 A330-200
1 A300 used as governmental plane

I wonder how they are going to use this B777.

highflyer
26-12-2012, 04:59 PM
Iraq received 3 cargo planes from US Army (http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2283760&language=en) Anyone know what aircraft type they are??

Serendib
26-12-2012, 05:05 PM
Is it safe to travel to Iraq?

makaay31
26-12-2012, 09:18 PM
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/d7198 but Baghdad is not showing on AirAsia website.


It would have been in the news



I wonder how they are going to use this B777.

JFK could be a possibility

makaay31
26-12-2012, 09:27 PM
Iraq received 3 cargo planes from US Army (http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2283760&language=en) Anyone know what aircraft type they are??

Hercules C-130

http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/672/iraqiairforcec130j.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7231/2qvxfzp.jpg

skyline
28-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome.

I think the new planes will be painted in the coming weeks.

Iraqi Airways own the following planes atm:

6 Bombardier CRJ-900
1 737-200
2 737-700
2 767-300 used for Mecca/Jeddah flights only
1 747-400 used for Mecca/Jeddah flights only
1 777-200
2 A320-200
2 A321-200
1 A330-200
1 A300 used as governmental plane

Nice to meet you makaay31, looking forward to more updates!!!

highflyer
29-12-2012, 11:00 PM
BIAP - Baghdad International Airport

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7445421928_72da0ca3d6_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/james_gordon_losangeles/7445421928/sizes/l/in/photostream/) http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7445347124_c78f7606a0_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/james_gordon_losangeles/7445347124/sizes/l/in/photostream/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8145/7445370964_b15c63cc06_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/james_gordon_losangeles/7445370964/sizes/l/in/photostream/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7445265102_665dc3c6b1_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/james_gordon_losangeles/7445265102/sizes/l/in/photostream/)
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1082/4733629132_ee803a9f56_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostonpilgrim/4733629132/sizes/o/in/photostream/) http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1240/4733628600_d78bf499ea_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostonpilgrim/4733628600/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

source: FLICKR

Iraqi Airways, Boeing 767-300ER YI-AQW, (SXF 20.12. 2012).

http://www.berlin-spotter.de/focus/2012/thumbs/tyi-aqw.jpg
http://www.berlin-spotter.de/focus/2012/yi-aqw.htm

banuthev
30-12-2012, 02:31 PM
AirAsia X to fly Baghdad. Is that true?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad_International_Airport#Airlines_and_destina tions

As far as i know, airlines that fly out of BGW are Iraqi Airways, Turkish, Royal Jordanian, Emirates, Gulf air, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Egypt air, MEA, Flydubai, Iran Air, Tyrolean, Silkway and UIA. AirAsia X has operated an one-off charter flight. If I am not mistaken Erbil is an emerging airport in Iraq compare to Baghdad. Correct me if I am wrong.

@ makaay31 - My friend's father want to do a pilgrimage visit from Colombo to Erbil could you please suggest a flight option.

makaay31
30-12-2012, 02:41 PM
CRJ-900 (YI-AQA) with the new livery at Basra International Airport

Don't like it.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/734901_213036752166398_936772006_n.jpg

makaay31
30-12-2012, 02:57 PM
I'd recommend flying with Etihad or Emirates via UAE.

banuthev
31-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Build Begins on British Airways’ First Boeing 787

http://aeronewsmag.com/airlines/build-begins-on-british-airways-first-boeing-787/

Any news on QR B787s ? I heard they were returned back to Boeing Factory for inspection. Is there any issue with the aircraft ?


CRJ-900 (YI-AQA) with the new livery at Basra International Airport

Don't like it.

I think this livery didn't fit for CRJ but I like the proposed IA's B777 livery (http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/4646/57630010151381306646495.jpg)

SpookyFlyer
31-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Any news on QR B787s ? I heard they were returned back to Boeing Factory for inspection. Is there any issue with the aircraft ?
same problem as United Continental 787. but I have seen other two aircrafts on DXB-DOH route.

highflyer
31-12-2012, 07:49 PM
> Gulf Air = Bahrain – Erbil Cancelled from 30DEC12

> Emirates = from 01JAN13 is introducing 6th weekly service on Dubai – Erbil route, which sees the airline adding Tuesdays service. Airbus A330-200 aircraft operates this route.

airlineroute.net

highflyer
31-12-2012, 07:57 PM
If I am not mistaken Erbil is an emerging airport in Iraq compare to Baghdad. Correct me if I am wrong.

DAWN OF A NEW ERA: ERBIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - http://www.ierbil.com/business/dawn-of-a-new-era-erbil-international-airport

Interview: Erbil International Airport has helped put Kurdistan Region on the map - http://www.aknews.com/en/aknews/9/308699/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofKKLep5rtM

banuthev
01-01-2013, 06:02 PM
Saw this on a filipino news website that PR is proposing to start a daily flights to KWI from Summer 2013 and thrice a weekly flights to IST in August 2013. IST would become an easy transit-option for pax who fly between Europe and the Philippines as PR can't operate to EU states as still blacklisted under category 2. But Rumoured to be FAA may lift the ban on PR but time-length so far not given. Is there any O&D demand for the MNL-IST route?

PR flights recently commenced a Toronto service by replacing Las Vegas, which was reportedly unprofitable to PR. As per re-fleeting programme, PR has signed 7 billion US$ deal in Aug 2012 for 10 x A321 NEOS, 34 x A321s and for the 10 units of A330-300s. Aircraft-delivery of this deal starts in 2017 with a first A321 to touch down at MNL. It's likely new A333s may replace the ageing B744s in the fleet.

ecureilx
02-01-2013, 01:37 AM
Saw this on a filipino news website that PR is proposing to start a daily flights to KWI from Summer 2013 and thrice a weekly flights to IST in August 2013. IST would become an easy transit-option for pax who fly between Europe and the Philippines as PR can't operate to EU states as still blacklisted under category 2. But Rumoured to be FAA may lift the ban on PR but time-length so far not given. Is there any O&D demand for the MNL-IST route?

5J is already gearing up, to bypass the ban, by wet leasing Aircraft ..

And PR may go the same way ..

The ban for PR allows current routes but excludes new routes, then again, I am still not clear on how the FAA ban impacts EU ops, as PR is never keen to grow to EU and fight with the likes of EK, QR, and such ..

Of course, there is a large Filipino community in Europe - Uk, Norway and Germany, and the number of ticket sales MNL- to those destination is high ..



PR flights recently commenced a Toronto service by replacing Las Vegas, which was reportedly unprofitable to PR. As per re-fleeting programme, PR has signed 7 billion US$ deal in Aug 2012 for 10 x A321 NEOS, 34 x A321s and for the 10 units of A330-300s. Aircraft-delivery of this deal starts in 2017 with a first A321 to touch down at MNL. It's likely new A333s may replace the ageing B744s in the fleet.

The inside story for cancellation of Las Vegas was that since Manny Pacquiao lost, not many filipinos will go to Las Vegas :D

Well, in all reality, there is a big and prosperous Filipino community in LV as well ..

The main incentive for the YYZ route is the under-utlisation of the 773Ws

banuthev
04-01-2013, 09:34 PM
AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines takes delivery of A340-500 F-WWTG , which was planned to be delivered to Kingfisher Airlines four years ago.. Wonder how AZAL is going to use this A345 ? Does AZAL have plans go long-haul with this A345 ?

Any latest news on Kingfisher Airlines ?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8218/8271738961_6c0ef58925_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/8271738961/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

pic as of 14-Dec-2012.

SSCMK
05-01-2013, 02:02 AM
Any latest news on Kingfisher Airlines ?

pic as of 14-Dec-2012.

KingFisher is now a dead duck :(

banuthev
05-01-2013, 07:31 AM
5J is already gearing up, to bypass the ban, by wet leasing Aircraft ..

And PR may go the same way ..

The ban for PR allows current routes but excludes new routes, then again, I am still not clear on how the FAA ban impacts EU ops, as PR is never keen to grow to EU and fight with the likes of EK, QR, and such ..

Of course, there is a large Filipino community in Europe - Uk, Norway and Germany, and the number of ticket sales MNL- to those destination is high ..

Yes, Rappler Biz (http://www.rappler.com/business/17838-pal-seeks-an-exemption-on-european-ban-to-launch-international-flights) also says FAA bans impacts on US operations but PAL has some unknown exemptions to fly EU operations. Probably PAL's large aircraft order with Airbus would have been placed to convince to get the Europe Access.

ecureilx
07-01-2013, 08:28 AM
Changi News:

CHANGI Airport is clearing a plot of land – the size of over 40 football fields – to park more than 30 single-aisle planes.

This will boost its current capacity by more than a fifth and cater for future growth.

Sited along a stretch of land where Terminal 3 is and across a road from where Terminal 4 will be built, the 38.5ha area currently houses a plant nursery, a reservoir and a pond.

ecureilx
08-01-2013, 05:05 AM
EK in the news ..

Emirates Airline said on Monday that it was planning to add a fifth daily flight to Bangkok at the end of the first quarter of 2013.

The Dubai carrier said it was further strengthening its commitment to South East Asia by adding the extra flight, with the announcement coming just weeks after it launched a daily service between Dubai and Phuket.

From March 31, Emirates will operate 35 flights a week between Dubai and Bangkok, plus a daily Airbus A380 service between Bangkok and Hong Kong, and a daily flight between Bangkok and Sydney, which connects on to Christchurch.

These services, along with the Phuket flights, take the number of weekly Emirates departures from Thailand to 56.

March 31 will also mark the start of the airline’s fourth daily service between Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, while a third daily Manila service started on January 1 and a third daily Jakarta service will commence on March 1.

“Emirates has been operating flights to Bangkok since 1990 and this capacity increase – combined with the launch of the Phuket service in early December - demonstrates what an important market Thailand is to us,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ senior vice president, Commercial Operations, Far East & Australasia.

“This new service will benefit Thailand’s tourism sector by bringing even more visitors from the likes of the Middle East and traditionally strong markets like Europe and Australasia."

Jabr Al-Azeeby, Emirates’ manager for Thailand and Indochina, added: “The increased frequency on Bangkok-Dubai service is just in time for passengers from Thailand to plan their Songkran holidays and to accommodate the anticipated high demand into Bangkok during the festive period.”

Emirates said in a statement that Thai exporters will also benefit from the new service which will provide an additional 105 tonnes of weekly capacity in each direction and take Emirates SkyCargo’s weekly cargo capacity each way to 750 tonnes.

ecureilx
11-01-2013, 06:04 AM
And .. Aerosvit Airlines (VV) has suspended its operations !!!

Ukraine’s Aerosvit Cancels Flights, Government Helps Passengers
By Kateryna Choursina - Jan 10, 2013 11:41 PM GMT+0800

Aerosvit, Ukraine’s biggest private airline, which is in a bankruptcy procedure, canceled 15 flights and delayed two long-distance flights as the government pledged to find money to take passengers to their destinations.

Six arrivals and nine departures were canceled by the carrier today, Kiev Boryspil Airport said in a statement on its website. Flights from Goa and Bangkok were delayed for more than ten hours, the airport said. Aerosvit is controlled by Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky. It operates 80 international routes to 34 countries, according to its website.

The Kiev regional economic court started a bankruptcy procedure against Aerosvit on Dec. 29. over outstanding debts of 4.27 billion hryvnia ($520 million) as of Dec. 27 and assets of 1.47 billion hryvnia as of Nov. 30, according to court documents.

The government pledged to find finances and to lease or rent aircraft to ensure passengers get to their destinations “for this acute period,” Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said in a statement on the government’s website today.

banuthev
14-01-2013, 07:29 PM
EK in the news ..

Emirates Airline said on Monday that it was planning to add a fifth daily flight to Bangkok at the end of the first quarter of 2013.

Qantas/Emirates partnership starts from April 2013. Did you spot any network changes on Australia-Dubai-Europe route by QF/EK ?


And .. Aerosvit Airlines (VV) has suspended its operations !!!

Sadnews. As reported on Flightglobal, most of the Aerosvit aircraft will be trasfered to UIA. All the B763s are to be returned to lessor and will be replaced by five ex-Air India B772s which are due to join the UIA fleet after next two months.

banuthev
14-01-2013, 07:32 PM
Air Pacific rebrands to Fiji Airways in turnaround try

- http://www.ausbt.com.au/photos-of-air-pacific-s-first-airbus-a330-in-new-fiji-airways-livery-new-seats-cabin-interior-too

http://www.ausbt.com.au/photos/view/maxsize:467,260/50753f90f0f441e5ae531fef767f2254-fijia330.jpg


@umedhah - I am new to know about Fiji Airways but I am glad they are getting a new aircraft. Presently they have 4 x B737s and 2 x B747s, according to Planespotters.net. Does Fiji has sufficient passenger traffic to grow the aviation in the country ?

ecureilx
15-01-2013, 07:37 AM
Qantas/Emirates partnership starts from April 2013. Did you spot any network changes on Australia-Dubai-Europe route by QF/EK ?

None appeared in our news casts :) ..

Other than SQ in news again ..

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has firmed up an order for 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus.

Five of the aircraft are the A380.

SIA has placed three consecutive orders for the A380, making it the second largest customer of the A380, and now has 19 such aircraft in service.

The remaining 20 aircraft are in the mid-size category - the A350-900s, which will be used on medium and long haul routes

SpookyFlyer
16-01-2013, 01:30 AM
ANA To Ground All Boeing 787 Dreamliners After Latest Glitch

All Nippon Airways will ground its entire fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one of their planes made an emergency landing in Japan on Wednesday local time.
Wednesday’s incident involved reports of smoke in the cabin aboard a flight from Yamaguchi-Ube Airport to Tokyo-Haneda. The plane made an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airport and all 137 passengers evacuated by emergency slides, but none were injured according to NHK.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130116_13.html

highflyer
16-01-2013, 07:53 AM
Sadnews. As reported on Flightglobal, most of the Aerosvit aircraft will be trasfered to UIA. All the B763s are to be returned to lessor and will be replaced by five ex-Air India B772s which are due to join the UIA fleet after next two months.

Ukrainian Aviation Landscape Changes as Aerosvit Declares Bankruptcy - http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-networker/2013/01/ukrainian-aviation-landscape-changes-as-aerosvit-declares-bankruptcy.html

banuthev
16-01-2013, 12:08 PM
Ukrainian Aviation Landscape Changes as Aerosvit Declares Bankruptcy - http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-networker/2013/01/ukrainian-aviation-landscape-changes-as-aerosvit-declares-bankruptcy.html

@Highflyer - This website is belongs to our Kflyer :-)
@Kflyer - So UIA is going to be the single national carrier for Ukraine. I would think Ukraine is better focus on one airline due to higher operational costs etc.. . What is your thought ?

According to Skyliners following Aerosvit aircraft will be re-registered to UIA.


Boeing 737 -84R 38119 3962 UR-PSE Ukraine International ferried 10/11jan13 KBP-SAW-KBP for transfer & re-registration ex UR-AAN
Boeing 737 -84R 38120 4018 UR-PSF Ukraine International ferried 14/15jan13 KBP-SAW-KBP for transfer & re-registration ex UR-AAO

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4

banuthev
17-01-2013, 08:07 PM
5J is already gearing up, to bypass the ban, by wet leasing Aircraft ..

And PR may go the same way ..

The ban for PR allows current routes but excludes new routes, then again, I am still not clear on how the FAA ban impacts EU ops, as PR is never keen to grow to EU and fight with the likes of EK, QR, and such ..

Of course, there is a large Filipino community in Europe - Uk, Norway and Germany, and the number of ticket sales MNL- to those destination is high ..

Not sure Cebu Pacific (5J) going for dry lease or wet lease. But Reportedly 5J has signed firm order for factory-fresh Eight A333s which will begin the operation from October 2013/2014. CIT Aerospace is going to be a Lessor for four of those A333s however Lessor for remaining four A333s are still unknown. LCC, 5J will make use of maximum seating capacity on the A333s which are likely to be configured as 436Y to serve the high density routes like Dubai starting on 7-Oct-2013. It's a first time I heard of 436Y configured A333. Hopefully leg-room won't be an issue for these aircraft because A333 could handle maximum seating capacity of 440Y.

umedhah
20-01-2013, 01:49 AM
@umedhah - I am new to know about Fiji Airways but I am glad they are getting a new aircraft. Presently they have 4 x B737s and 2 x B747s, according to Planespotters.net. Does Fiji has sufficient passenger traffic to grow the aviation in the country ?

Hi Banu... yes Fiji is like a Tourist Destination (Tropical Island) in Pacific Ocean.. Similar to Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. Lot of NZers, Ausis, travel to Fiji as quick summer getaway. I think Air Pacific AKA Fiji Airways use 2 flights a day between AKL & Nadi. They used the 747s before between Fiji & US via AKL. However, i havent seen their 747s in AKL for ages. Mainly their 737s.

ecureilx
20-01-2013, 04:12 AM
LCC, 5J will make use of maximum seating capacity on the A333s which are likely to be configured as 436Y to serve the high density routes like Dubai starting on 7-Oct-2013.

yah, but if they do high density, they will never break into the North American Market - the North American market is minting money for PR because of the luggage allowance - even a one tech-stop in Guam makes it worth while for people to travel PR vs others ..

And if you have seen the size of the Balikbayan boxes- you will be amazed .. right to the maximum weight limit.

Same goes for Mid-east - a lot of Filipino traffic is always returning with large and large boxes - if their is a weight penalty, it will make the route not worth while ..

ecureilx
21-01-2013, 12:35 AM
Hi Banu... yes Fiji is like a Tourist Destination (Tropical Island) in Pacific Ocean.. Similar to Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. Lot of NZers, Ausis, travel to Fiji as quick summer getaway. I think Air Pacific AKA Fiji Airways use 2 flights a day between AKL & Nadi. They used the 747s before between Fiji & US via AKL. However, i havent seen their 747s in AKL for ages. Mainly their 737s.

err .. like Sri Lanka ? no, I guess not .. Fijian Tourism board has done wonders, so much so, a lot of European / American Charters do deliver loads of tourists to Fiji ..

Fiji is one of the top dive destinations, and the Fijian people are quite organised in that area :) despite their domestic squabbles .. ;)

umedhah
25-01-2013, 06:08 AM
err .. like Sri Lanka ? no, I guess not .. Fijian Tourism board has done wonders, so much so, a lot of European / American Charters do deliver loads of tourists to Fiji ..

Fiji is one of the top dive destinations, and the Fijian people are quite organised in that area :) despite their domestic squabbles .. ;)

True Ecureilx... I agree with ya... No Bullsh*t politics like we have in SL

banuthev
25-01-2013, 05:22 PM
ANA To Ground All Boeing 787 Dreamliners After Latest Glitch

All Nippon Airways will ground its entire fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one of their planes made an emergency landing in Japan on Wednesday local time.
Wednesday’s incident involved reports of smoke in the cabin aboard a flight from Yamaguchi-Ube Airport to Tokyo-Haneda. The plane made an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airport and all 137 passengers evacuated by emergency slides, but none were injured according to NHK.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130116_13.html

What is the current update on dreamliner ?

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9335/metro1d.png

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3518/metroje.png

SpookyFlyer
26-01-2013, 03:48 AM
What is the current update on dreamliner ?

Boeing hasn't slowed production of its 787 Dreamliner despite the federal probe that has grounded the jet

A federal probe into electrical fires has grounded all 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners around the world. But Boeing has little choice but to keep its assembly lines in South Carolina and Washington State running at their normal pace, building five jets a month. A significant slowdown in production, let alone a full shutdown, would be too costly for both Boeing and its suppliers who are counting on making parts for the aircraft.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/25/news/companies/boeing-dreamliner-production/

banuthev
02-02-2013, 08:15 AM
The first painted AA 777-300 taxiing to the terminal to operate the inaugural flight later on tonight! Flight 963 DFW-GRU will be the first flight of the 77W for American as well as the first for a US carrier. Photo: Andy Egloff.

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9494/2220551.jpg (http://www.airliners.net/photo/American-Airlines/Boeing-777-323-ER/2220551/L/&sid=e66be6906eb770576d8cd9dc89d68723)

What Do You Think About New American Airlines Livery?

banuthev
02-02-2013, 08:15 AM
yah, but if they do high density, they will never break into the North American Market - the North American market is minting money for PR because of the luggage allowance - even a one tech-stop in Guam makes it worth while for people to travel PR vs others ..

And if you have seen the size of the Balikbayan boxes- you will be amazed .. right to the maximum weight limit.

Same goes for Mid-east - a lot of Filipino traffic is always returning with large and large boxes - if their is a weight penalty, it will make the route not worth while ..

As you said this Dubai route doesn't worth if their is a weight penaly, that's why Cebu Pacific has brought up a prepaid-baggage allowance of upto 35kg. But they have to do cheaper rates to DXB in-order to compete with Emirates, which is quite established in MNL by offering three flights per day onboard B777s. Also Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Gulf air, Kuwaiti, Qatari and Saudia are the other airlines that provide better connections for passengers to/from MNL.

If they are entering North American Market, they may configure some aircraft with less seats to carry more cargo like PAL. Wondering why less US flights are operating between North America and the Philippines when filipinos are being the 2nd largest asian population (3.4Mm) in USA. I am quite sure Filipinos in EU and US are quite wealthy not like the ones in the Gulf. So Filipios from US are afford to fly on VFR, Holiday...

ecureilx
04-02-2013, 02:11 AM
As you said this Dubai route doesn't worth if their is a weight penaly, that's why Cebu Pacific has brought up a prepaid-baggage allowance of upto 35kg. But they have to do cheaper rates to DXB in-order to compete with Emirates, which is quite established in MNL by offering three flights per day onboard B777s. Also Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Gulf air, Kuwaiti, Qatari and Saudia are the other airlines that provide better connections for passengers to/from MNL.

If they are entering North American Market, they may configure some aircraft with less seats to carry more cargo like PAL. Wondering why less US flights are operating between North America and the Philippines when filipinos are being the 2nd largest asian population (3.4Mm) in USA. I am quite sure Filipinos in EU and US are quite wealthy not like the ones in the Gulf. So Filipios from US are afford to fly on VFR, Holiday...


Well, Filipinos traveling between US and PH are a captive market .. and very price conscious ..

And no, the PhilAms (as Filipino Americans like to be called) aren't necessarily rich or well to do ..

See the following report in Daily mail, for what happens with their money !!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/01/31/article-2271455-174691D9000005DC-842_964x579.jpg

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2271320/How-migrants-sending-335BILLION-struggling-families-home--times-worlds-total-aid-budget.html#axzz2JtcakK9Y

banuthev
04-02-2013, 11:19 AM
As loaded in Amadeus, Qantas will operate 7pw on SYD-DXB-LHR and another 7pw MEL-DXB-LHR, both flights will be operated by Super jumbos in Summer 2013. So Kangaroo route is becoming as Falcan route effec 31 Mar 2013. I heard Qantas is also looking to revamp the network to Singapore and Hong Kong. It's not very clear yet whether Singapore and Hong Kong services are going to be expanded or reduced. Do you know if Qantas currently operate to DXB ? What aircraft do they use ?


Emirates was strong in itself , i dont know why they chose to partner with Qantas!! Emirates has great connections to Australia and new zealand , I think it's Qantas who is desperate to join with emirates!

SpookyFlyer
04-02-2013, 12:22 PM
As loaded in Amadeus, Qantas will operate 7pw on SYD-DXB-LHR and another 7pw MEL-DXB-LHR both flights will be operated by Super jumbos in Summer 2013. So Kangaroo route is becoming as Falcan route effec 31 Mar 2013. I heard Qantas is also looking to revamp the network to Singapore and Hong Kong. It's not very clear yet whether Singapore and Hong Kong services are going to be expanded or reduced. Do you know if Qantas currently operate to DXB ? What aircraft do they use ?

I have never seen a QF flight in DXB!

Speedbird
05-02-2013, 12:57 AM
I wonder why?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=247962941905250

umedhah
05-02-2013, 08:05 AM
True, thats why Japan is in top in customer services, their behaviors, and their day to today life etc..

ecureilx
06-02-2013, 12:04 AM
And then QF's plans .. I wonder if SL can slot in somewhere by selling themselves better :)

Qantas will open its new passenger lounge at Changi Airport on March 31, as it moves to boost its Asian presence. A similar facility will be available to customers at Hong Kong International Airport in September, the airline said on Monday. A total of $9 million has been invested in the upgrades.

More services as Qantas broadens reach in Asia

SYDNEY - Australian flag-carrier Qantas Monday announced plans to broaden its reach in Asia as part of a strategy to turn around its struggling international arm, with several extra destinations being considered.

The move is a consequence of its global alliance with Dubai-based Emirates, which means its services to Asia will no longer be tied to onward links to Europe.

New direct destinations from Australia being considered include Beijing, Seoul, Mumbai, Delhi and Tokyo-Haneda, while increasing capacity and frequency of flights to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Qantas International chief executive Simon Hickey said Asia was a key pillar of the company's future.

"Our first step has been to restructure existing services to Asia now that they are no longer tied to onward links to Europe," he said.

"The number of dedicated seats on Qantas services to Hong Kong and Singapore is increasing significantly, because capacity previously set aside for customers going to Europe via these hubs can be freed up.

"The joint Qantas-Emirates network into Asia gives our customers a fresh set of options, including double daily services to Singapore from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane," he added.

"The maturing Jetstar network gives travellers another set of alternatives once they land in Asia."

As part of the plan, from March 31 arrival times into Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore will be brought forward by up to three hours to increase the number of onward connections while Kuala Lumpur will added as a destination.

The other new destinations are not likely until 2016.

Other changes will see Qantas reducing its Perth-Singapore services to one per day and ceasing its Adelaide-Singapore and Perth-Hong Kong services but boost Brisbane-Hong Kong flights from four per week to seven, and add four additional weekly Sydney-Singapore services.

The airline has also brought forward the end date for its loss-making Frankfurt flights by six months to 15 April.

Australia's competition watchdog last month gave Qantas and Emirates permission to launch their global alliance in which the airlines will coordinate ticket prices and flight schedules. But the Qantas-Emirates partnership remains subject to government and regulatory approval.

Qantas will shift its hub for European flights to Dubai from Singapore while ending its partnership with British Airways on the so-called kangaroo route to London.

The tie-up is seen as vital to the sustainability of Qantas, which last year posted its first annual deficit since privatisation in 1995 due to tough regional competition and high fuel costs for its international arm.

-AFP

ecureilx
07-02-2013, 01:01 AM
Oneworld

from Airliners.net

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/9/1/3/2220319.jpg

umedhah
10-02-2013, 08:30 AM
Turkish Airlines signed a repeat order for two Airbus A330-300 passenger aircraft, plus three options, as part of its continued growth plans.

Max
12-02-2013, 03:10 AM
Air Lease orders 25 A350s including five -1000s

Lessor Air Lease has underpinned the Airbus A350-1000 by ordering five of the type as well as 20 A350-900s.

Airbus says the company has options for five more A350-1000s. The deal marks the third endorsement of the largest member of the A350 family since its redesign.

The order takes the A350 backlog to more than 600 aircraft.

http://images.smh.com.au/2012/10/31/3757831/art-Airbus-A350-1000-620x349.jpg

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-lease-orders-25-a350s-including-five-1000s-381850/

banuthev
15-02-2013, 10:51 PM
@makaay31 - I heard Iraqi Airways planning to start London service. Is this true ?

4R-SRD
28-02-2013, 05:33 AM
Emirates considering Milan-New York fifth freedom route:

Emirates reportedly requested slots and traffic rights to be allowed to extend one of its three daily services from Dubai to Milan Malpensa onwards to New York John F Kennedy International from 01-Oct-2013.

It would then serve New York's JFK airport three times daily offering twice daily A380-800 services and a Boeing 777-300ER service via Malpensa if these plans materialise. This would be Emirates' first long-haul route between Europe and the Americas after having prevously abandoned a similar route via Hamburg to New York JFK.

Source: ch-aviation

4R-ADA
28-02-2013, 08:23 PM
Egypt Balloon Crash Video: 19 Tourists Dead in Fiery Hot Air Balloon Accident..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obq5gJrO3z0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfOUwHrb-4w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obq5gJrO3z0

Serendib
01-03-2013, 06:48 PM
Little Red! Virgin Atlantic launches domestic service

Virgin Atlantic has announced its first-ever domestic flight service will be known as Little Red.

The flights will launch on March 31st in Manchester, April 5th in Edinburgh and April 9th in Aberdeen, with 26 flights per day between London Heathrow and the new destinations.

Bringing a splash of red to the sky, Little Red service will offer four daily round-trips between London Heathrow and Manchester, six daily round-trips to Edinburgh and a further three daily round-trips to Aberdeen.

http://www.virgin.com/travel/news/little-red-virgin-atlantic-launches-domestic-service



Any Picture of "little red"? What aircraft will they use? A319/A320??

4R-SRD
02-03-2013, 01:16 PM
Emirates will be operating DXB - JFK via MXP daily starting from 01OCT13. Its not officially declared yet.

It would then serve New York's JFK airport three times daily offering twice daily A380-800 services and a Boeing 777-300ER service via Malpensa if these plans materialise. This would be Emirates' first long-haul route between Europe and the Americas after having prevously abandoned a similar route via Hamburg to New York JFK.

umedhah
19-03-2013, 08:02 AM
ARRIVAL OF FIJI AIRWAYS A330 Taken at Nadi International Airport
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.356599647779064.1073741827.131631290275902&type=1