Archive for September, 2013

Singapore Airlines resumes Athens as a seasonal service

Sep 30, 2013 No Comments by

Singapore Airlines will reinstate service to Athens, Greece on a seasonal basis. The carrier will offer twice weekly services from 09 June 2014 to 09 October 2014. Flights will be operated by two class 777-200ER aircraft. Flights have been times to connect with SQ’s Australian services. The carrier will review the operation to Greece and […]

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Alitalia announces Venice-Tokyo flights; increases Intercontinental network offering

Sep 26, 2013 No Comments by

Alitalia will increase capacity and frequency on flights to Japan from 2014 announcing a new Venice – Tokyo service. Effective from 03 April 2014, Alitalia will fly twice weekly from Venice Marco Polo to Tokyo Narita using new configured 3 class 777-200ER aircraft. This in addition to Alitalia’s 5 x weekly Milan Malpensa – Narita […]

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British Airways obtains EASA approval for 787 and A380

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments by

British Airways is the first airline in the world to gain European Aviation Safety (EASA) Part M and Part 145 approvals for both the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380. What this means is that BA has the required management structure in terms of effectively managing and resourcing the maintenance to keep these aircraft airworthy as […]

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Cathay Pacific declares Jetstar Hong Kong’s application as breaching ‘Basic Law’

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

Cathay Pacific in a press release issued 05 September 2013 has declared that fledgling start up airline Jetstar Hong Kong’s application “would violate Basic Law and undermine Hong Kong’s economy”. Jetstar Hong Kong’s recent application for authority for an ambitious 129 routes to 13 countries from its proposed Hong Kong hub seems questionable, particularly when […]

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Jetstar A330 international network update

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

Jetstar has announced Airbus A330 service updates: – introduction of a new Melbourne Tullamarine – Phuket service twice weekly from 14DEC13 – will increase to thrice weekly from March 2014 -additional services Melbourne Tullamarine to Honolulu increasing from thrice weekly to four times weekly from 19DEC13 -additional service Melbourne Tullamarine – Singapore from five weekly […]

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British Airways adds Austin, Texas ; unveils 2014 schedule

Sep 04, 2013 No Comments

British Airways will add Austin, Texas to its network from March 2014. The service, to be operated by the carrier’s new 3 Class Boeing 787 ‘DreamLiner’ will initially have five weekly frequencies. It will increase to daily later in 2014. Sean Doyle, BA’s Executive Vice-President for the Americas states “We are very excited to be […]

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Jetstar adds Adelaide-Auckland flights

Sep 03, 2013 No Comments

Jetstar Australia announced its first international flights out of Adelaide with new services to Auckland, New Zealand. The ADL-AKL services will operate with single class Airbus A320 services thrice weekly every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Flights will be in code-share with QANTAS and are scheduled to commence from 16 December 2013, subject to regulatory approval. […]

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