Friday, June 19, 2015

Paris Air Show orders summary

Here is a summary of the main orders placed at the 2015 Paris Air Show:
  • ALC 1 x A350-900, 3 x A320ceo, 1 A321 ceo (order)
  • GECAS leasing - 60 A320neo family
  • Saudia - 20 A333s + 30 A320s
  • Eva Air 4 X A330-300 
  • Korean Air - 30 A321NEOs A321neo plus 20 options 
  • Vietjet - 6 A321s
  • Garuda Indonesia - 30 B789s + 30 B738MAXs + 30 A359s
  • Eva Air - 5 B77LFs 
  • Philippine Airlines - 2 B773ERs
  • Qatar Airways - 4 B77LFs + 10 B778s
  • Aercap Leasing - 100 B738MAXs
  • Ruili Airlines of China - 30 B738MAXs
  • Korean Air - 2 B773ERs + 30 B738MAXs along with 20 options
  • Volga-Dnepr Group - 20 B748Fs
  • Ethiopian Airlines - 6 B788s  
  • Air Baltic - 13 CS300s
  • Swiss - 10 CS300s

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lufthansa announces Nairobi

Lufthansa has officially announced that it will be launching new nonstop flights to NBO-Nairobi, Kenya effective 25OCT15. The service will be initially operated in the below mentioned manner:
  • Launched with 4 weekly service using an A343
  • Increasing to 5 effective 17DEC and then further increasing to daily nonstop from 30MAY16.
  • All flights to be exclusively operated by the A343

    The schedule is as follows:
  • LH 590 Dep FRA 1110 Arr NBO 2020
  • LH 591 Dep NBO 2230 Arr FRA 0555+1
  • Excellent connections are on offer for USA/CAN/UK in particular with this schedule

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fly Dubai annonces major Pakistan expansion

Fly Dubai has unveiled a major expansion of its Pakistan bound services as a result of a new bilateral accord signed between the UAE and PAK Governments recently. 

The main highlights effective 10JUL15 are as follows:

Karachi - frequencies increased from double daily to four times daily

Sialkot - frequencies increased from four to eight weekly

Multan - frequencies increased from daily to nine weekly

Faisalabad - new daily nonstop flights to be launched

Turkish Airlines announces Atlanta

Turkish Airlines has officially announced that it will be launching new nonstop services to ATL-Atlanta, USA effective 16MAY16 as the carrier looks to further consolidate its presence in the key U.S. market. 

Flights will be operated daily using a B777-300ER exclusively with the below mentioned schedule:

TK 31 Dep IST 1330 Arr ATL 1910
TK 32 Dep ATL 2200 Arr IST 1655+1 


TK becomes in effect the second new long haul carrier for ATL airport in 2016 after QR. One can expect EK to also announce by the year end DXB-ATL nonstop using a B77L !

Air France suspends Kuala Lumpur

Air France has officially confirmed that due to on going cost saving measures as part of its "Perform 2020" business strategy, the French national airline shall be suspending all flights to Kuala Lumpur effective 25OCT15.

Currently, AF operates the route 4 times per week nonstop using a Boeing 777-200ER.