Thursday, July 6, 2017

Emirates makes Brussels double daily nonstop

Emirates has officially announced that due to high demand especially for its premium cabins and cargo on its Brussels bound services, it shall be boosting its presence on this route from the on set of the IATA W17 season.

Currently, EK operates a daily nonstop flight between DXB and BRU using a B77W however from 29OCT17, these shall be boosted to double daily using the same aircraft type with the new flight scheduled as follows:

EK 181 Dep DXB 1420 Arr BRU 1845
EK 182 Dep BRU 2015 Arr DXB 0555+1

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Air Canada increases Delhi-Vancouver frequencies

Air Canada has officially confirmed that due to popular demand, it shall be taking an aggressive approach during the upcoming IATA Winter season by boosting frequencies to Delhi from Vancouver.

Currently, AC operates 3 weekly nonstop flights YVR-DEL-YVR on a winter seasonal basis using a B789. However effective 04DEC17, these shall be increased to 5 weekly nonstop using the same aircraft type.

AC's move is a proactive one designed to consolidate its market share on this important high volume market segment and regain lost market share from Pacific carriers such as CA, CX, CZ, CI, KE, OZ and JL.

In 2016, 160,000 passengers flew P2P YVR-DEL-YVR !

Wataniya Airways officially relaunches with 3 new destinations

Wataniya Airways of Kuwait has officially announced plans of its re-launch by announcing 3 new niche destinations that are to be operated from mid July 2017 onwards. The carrier will be using 2 A320s initially in the start up phase with a gradual build up to 5 by the IATA W17 season.

The 3 launch destinations are as follows:

TBS - 3 weekly nonstop flights eff 11JUL 

GYD - 2 weekly nonstop flights eff 12JUL

SJJ - 2 weekly nonstop flights eff 13JUL

This is a smart move targeting destinations such as TBS and SJJ which do not currently see nonstop service from KWI thus enabling the carrier to have a monopoly hold that in turn allows them to increase yields. GYD on the other hand currently sees Jazeera operating 2 weekly nonstop flights out of KWI on a summer seasonal basis.

Monday, July 3, 2017

PIA reduces Kuala Lumpur operations

PIA has officially announced that it shall be reducing its presence in Kuala Lumpur effective 10JUL17 as the carrier looks to consolidate its presence out of one Pakistani city only.

All flights from Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore which totaled 5 per week are suspended and instead the airline will operate Karachi-Kuala Lumpur-Karachi nonstop in both directions using a Boeing 777-200.

The schedule is as follows:

Days - 1/2/5/6

PK 896 Dep KHI 0200 Arr KUL 1100
PK 897 Dep KUL 1230 Arr KHI 1530