Archive for July, 2009

AirAsia X to add two weekly flights on the Kuala Lumpur-Gold Coast route

Friday, July 31, 2009 14:24

AirAsia X, the long-haul, low-cost carrier based in Kuala Lumpur, has announced that it will increase the number of flights between Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, by two return flights a week.

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First-ever direct flight Beijing and Hawaii likely by the fall of 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009 14:15

Hainan Airlines, the biggest private airline in China, is planning to start regular, scheduled, direct flights between Beijing, the capital of China, and Hawaii in the United States.  

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Ryanair launches new winter routes to Canary Islands, Prestwick, but cuts flights at Stansted and Dublin

Thursday, July 30, 2009 17:44

Ryanair, the budget airline based in Dublin, Ireland, will start new routes to Canary Islands in Spain and to Prestwick Airport in Scotland in the winter of 2009, but has decided to cut its flights at London’s Stansted Airport and at Dublin Airport during the same period.

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British Airways London-New York business class-only flights from September 29, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009 17:11

British Airways plans to launch its first-ever long-haul Club World service – the  business class-only flights – between London City Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, on September 29, 2009.

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Cessna 162 Skycatcher photo

Cessna 162 SkyCatcher ready for delivery, meets ASTM standards

Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:21

Cessna's new sport aircraft Cessna 162 SkyCatcher is now ready for deliveries after complying with the terms of ASTM international standards.

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British Airways to stop in-flight meals in economy class on short-haul flights

Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:48

British Airways, the national flag-carrier airline of the United Kingdom, is stopping in-flight meals, except breakfast, for economy-class passengers on short-haul flights.

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Jet Airways new Riyadh-Mumbai flight from August 6, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 17:12

Jet Airways will launch new services to the capital city of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, effective from August 6, 2009.

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American Eagle Airlines new Santa Fe-Dallas, Los Angeles flights from November 19, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:01

American Eagle Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, the United States, plans to launch several new domestic flights in the United States from November 19, 2009.

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Cyprus Turkish Airlines, CTA Holidays plea for direct UK-northern Cyprus flights rejected by court

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 10:51

Cyprus Turkish Airlines (CTA), the flag-carrier airline of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and tour operator CTA Holidays Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyprus Turkish Airlines, have lost a plea seeking to operate direct flights between the United Kingdom and northern Cyprus.

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Sri Lanka Air Force starts domestic flights for tourists

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 16:02

In a rare and interesting development, the Air Force of Sri Lanka has launched domestic, civilian air service for tourists, between Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, and the high-security Palaly Airbase in the Jaffna peninsula in the country’s north.

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Cambodia, Vietnam Airlines launch Cambodia Angkor Air Cambodia’s national airline

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:33

Cambodia launched it new national airline, Cambodia Angkor Air, on July 27, 2009.

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Excalibur VTOL UAS half-scale model tested

Monday, July 27, 2009 14:33

Aurora Flight Sciences successfully tested a half-scale model of its new drone and unmanned aircraft, the Excalibur VTOL UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System), in end-June 2009.

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Garuda Indonesia plans big expansion, to change corporate logo

Monday, July 27, 2009 13:17

Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, is planning an ambitious expansion after the European Union (EU) has lifted a ban on the carrier that had been imposed on grounds of safety.

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Jin Air Incheon-Bangkok, Incheon-Macau flights by January 2010

Monday, July 27, 2009 12:48

Jin Air, a low-cost short-haul South Korean carrier is all set to launch international flights from October 29th, 2009.

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Delta Air Lines cuts Evansville-Memphis route from September 1, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009 6:03

Following the merger, Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines, the two United States-based carriers, have decided to stop flying between Evansville Regional Airport in Indiana and Memphis Airport in Tennessee from September 1, 2009. 

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Delta Air Lines to cancel its 4th daily flight at Minot Airport

Sunday, July 26, 2009 8:13

Delta Air Lines will cut a flight temporarily to and from Minot, North Dakota, the United States, in September 2009.

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US Airways to offer in-flight internet service by early 2010

Sunday, July 26, 2009 8:11

The United States-based US Airways has become the latest airline to offer passengers Aircell’s GoGo in-flight internet facility.

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Emirates Airline increasing flights to South Africa, Angola

Sunday, July 26, 2009 8:09

Emirates Airline, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is raising the number of its flights to Angola and South Africa later in 2009.

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Ryanair to cut flights at Stansted Airport, Edinburgh Airport

Saturday, July 25, 2009 14:26

Ryanair, the budget carrier based at Dublin, Ireland, is reducing the number of flights at Stansted Airport in London as well as at Edinburgh Airport in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines raise fees for checked bag

Saturday, July 25, 2009 14:24

Delta Airlines and Continental Airlines have increased fees for checked baggage.

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Kochi-Sharjah daily flight from Jet Airways

Saturday, July 25, 2009 14:22

Jet Airways, the private airline based in Mumbai in India, is starting daily flight between Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 1, 2009.

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Blue Air launches new flights between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca

Friday, July 24, 2009 13:54

Blue Air, the low-fare airline based in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is launching short-haul flights connecting Bucharest and the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca.

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Jetstar increasing Darwin-Sydney daytime flights from September 18, 2009; starting night flights from October

Friday, July 24, 2009 13:52

Jetstar Airways, the budget carrier based in Melbourne, Australia, has announced that it is raising the number of its weekly services between the Australian cities of Darwin and Sydney.

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Wizz Air to start new routes to Memmingen Munich West, Venice Treviso, Dusseldorf Weeze, Eindhoven

Friday, July 24, 2009 13:47

Wizz Air, the low-cost airline based in Vecses, Hungary, has announced launching new routes.

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JetAmerica folds up even before it takes off

Friday, July 24, 2009 8:01

JetAmerica, the low-cost carrier that had attracted widespread attention with its promotional fares amounting to only $9, has wrapped up before it could ever take off. In a press release, JetAmerica, the company based in Clearwater, Florida, the United State, said it is “suspending sales to all markets” and also will ...

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AirAsia launches Bali-Perth flight, to resume Johor Bahru-Bangkok service

Friday, July 24, 2009 8:00

AirAsia, the low-fare airline based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, made the inaugural service between Bali in Indonesia and Perth in Australia on July 17, 2009.

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Jin Air to launch international flights – to Bangkok, Macao, Osaka, Weihai and Guam

Friday, July 24, 2009 7:54

Jin Air, the low-cost airline based in Seoul in South Korea, will start operating its first international flights on October 29, 2009 – from Incheon in South Korea to Macao in China and Bangkok in Thailand.

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British Airways cutting flights to Australia by 5% in the winter; London-Sydney service to be affected

Friday, July 24, 2009 7:52

British Airways, the national flag-carrier airline of the United Kingdom, has announced that it is cutting its capacity to Australia by 5% by reducing a few flights during the northern winter.

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Delta Air Lines seeks subsidy to fly to Tupelo in Mississippi

Thursday, July 16, 2009 17:36

Delta Air Lines is looking for a federal subsidy for its service to Tupelo Regional Airport in Tupelo in Mississippi, the United States, because of a decline in customer demand as well as an increase in the price of fuel. In a statement, Delta Air Lines, based in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, said its services to Tupelo Regional Airport will not be interrupted.

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Lufthansa starts all-business class Munich-Mumbai flights

Thursday, July 16, 2009 17:33

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the flag-carrier airline of Germany, has launched an all-business class flight between Munich in Germany and Mumbai in India. The Munich-Mumbai flight is being operated by a Boeing B737 aircraft having 44 seats in a business class-only configuration.

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