Friday, October 7, 2011

The World- New Routes

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Oct 7, 2011

Biman to UK and Rome

With the arrival of the first Boeing 777-300ER later this year. Biman Bangladesh Airlines may resume services to Manchester and inaugurate flights to Milan Malpensa. The carrier has four of the type on order.  The configuration is in a two class, (35 Business Class and 384 and Economy seats). Biman will introduce the type into service from the end of October direct between Dhaka and Rome Fiumicino on a twice weekly basis. The route is currently served with a Douglas DC-10-30 via Dubai. The carrier will use the 777-300ER on two of its five weekly services from Dhaka to London Heathrow from Nov 2.

SIA to fly A-380 - FRA to NYC
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will use an Airbus A380 on its daily Singapore – Frankfurt – New York JFK route from January 15, 2012.  Presently a Boeing 747-400 flies on the route.
The two cities will be the ninth and tenth destinations to be served by SIA’s A380. It already uses it on routes to Hong Kong, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Paris CDG, Sydney, Tokyo Narita and Zurich.  The airline now has 13 aircraft in service and a further six on order.
The new flight will mean that there will be two daily A380 services between Frankfurt and New York as Lufthansa uses one of its own aircraft on one of its two daily flights on the route. 
Lufthansa is to introduce a direct flight between Frankfurt and Doha from October 30,reducing travel time by one hour and 45 minutes.

Emirates adds to Mauritius
Emirates Airline is to add two further weekly flights to Mauritius to support growing tourist demand to the popular holiday location.  From November 4, the carrier will introduce a tenth weekly rotation from Dubai International Airport hub, adding an eleventh flight from December 6, increasing weekly capacity by 22 per cent in each direction.

Air Seychelles has unveiled its new corporate brand and revised logo and livery and will fly a Boeing 737-800 being introduced into its fleet this December to serve some of its regional African routes
From November 6, Delta will add its code to all flights between Los Angeles and the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, operated by V Australia, Virgin Australia's long-haul international carrier.  Virgin Australia will also add its code to Delta's service between Los Angeles and Sydney.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company and Arik Air announced at the 17th World Route Development Forum that Nigeria’s largest international carrier is to inaugurate a three times weekly service on the Lagos - Abu Dhabi route.  The new flights will be operated by an Airbus A340-500 with a capacity of 237 seats.
Arik Air currently offers flights to 25 destinations in Nigeria, around Africa and across the rest of the world.  

Royal Jordanian is looking to expand into new destinations in East Africa, including Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania next year, its Chief Executive Officer has stated. 

Korean Air is to launch a three times weekly service between Seoul Incheon and London Gatwick from March 27, 2012.  The new flight, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER will supplement the airline's daily scheduled between Seoul Incheon and London Heathrow.

Low-cost carrier Air Asia is to inaugurate flights from its Kuala Lumpur base to Da Nang, Vietnam's third largest city and home to ancient ruins and sunny white sandy beaches.  The four times weekly schedule will commence from December 16.  

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is to boost flights on the Dhaka - Karachi - Muscat route this winter with weekly services to Karachi increasing from two to three a week and Muscat from three to five.  Dhaka – Chittagong – Abu Dhabi will also see a third weekly rotation.

This winter Etihad Airways and Vietnam Airlines will begin a bilateral codeshare between Vietnam and Abu Dhabi, via the Thai capital Bangkok.  Etihad offers flights on the Abu Dhabi – Bangkok sector and Vietnam between Bangkok and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

Mumbai will play the host city and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) the host airport for Routes Asia 2013. It is expected to bring a number of visitors to Mumbai from the airline, airport and tourism industry to discuss and explore the opportunities for airline route development.

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