Friday, September 19, 2008
***Please note that what is mentioned below is being seriously planned only and nothing is officially confirmed except for the PERTH capacity increase. Though it is 90% guaranteed that GRU will get the double daily frequency.
GRU - to be increased to double daily nonstop flights i.e. daily B 772LR + daily A 345. The new daily flight using an A 345 is expected to be a same plane service originating from NGO-Nagoya, Japan. This is because a majority of EK's passenger on board the GRU-DXB-GRU flights are bound for China and Japan.
LTN - new daily flights to London Luton are expected to be launched using a 2 class A 332.
CPH - new daily flights expected to be launched using a 3 class A 332.
PER - capacity confirmed to be increased from February 1st 2009 to daily B 773ER + daily A 345.
BKK - 4th daily nonstop flight using a 2 class A 332 to be launched.
CGP - new flights to Chittagong, Bangladesh are expected to be launched.
CAI - an additional daily flight is planned to commence from Summer 2009.
BHX - capacity to be increased to daily B 773ER + daily B 772ER.
NGO - in-flight product to be upgraded from daily A 343 to daily A 345.
Air India has updated its long haul capacity adjustment schedule for the up coming IATA Winter 08-09 season. The main highlights are as follows:
CDG - remains online i.e. BOM-DEL-CDG flown 3 times a week using an A 332.
BOM/DEL/NRT - capacity reduced from 4 weekly B 743 Combis to 4 weekly B 772ERs.
AMD/BOM/LHR/EWR - daily B 744; 5th freedom rights on LHR-EWR-LHR.
BOM/FRA/ORD - 4 weekly B 773ER + 3 weekly B 744.
BOM/DEL/HKG - 5 weekly A 310-300 terminator flights.
ATQ/LHR/YYZ - 3 weekly B 772ER...5th freedom rights on LHR-YYZ-LHR.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Indian Subcontinent region:
ISB - capacity reduced to 5 weekly A 320s + 2 weekly A 332s.
LHE - capacity reduced to 4 weekly A 320s + 3 weekly A 332s.
DEL - capacity reduced to 4 weekly A 346s + weekly A 320 + 2 weekly A 332s.
BOM - capacity reduced to daily A 332.
COK - frequencies increased from 6 weekly to daily flights flown with A 320s.
MAA - capacity increased to daily A 320 from weekly A 319 + 6 weekly A 320.
LHR - frequencies increased from 17 weekly to triple daily i.e. 16 weekly A 346s + 4 weekly
A 332s + weekly A 345s.
GVA - frequencies reduced from 5 to 4 weekly A 332s.
CDG - capacity decreased to 10 weekly A 332s from 5 weekly A 345s + 5 weekly A 332s.
MUC & MAN - maintained with daily A 332 operated flights.
FRA - maintained with 10 weekly A 332 operated flights.
CAI - frequencies reduced from 13 to 10 weekly flights using a daily A 332 + 3 weekly A 320.
KRT - capacity increased to 5 weekly A 332s from 4 weekly A 320s + weekly A 332.
BEY - capacity decreased to double daily A 320s.
DAM - capacity decreased to 11 weekly A 320s.
AMM - capacity decreased to 10 weekly A 320s.
KWI - capacity increased to double daily A 320s.
BAH - frequencies increased from 26 to 28 weekly flights i.e triple daily A 320s + daily A 332.
DOH - capacity decreased to double daily A 320s.
MCT - capacity decreased to triple daily A 320s.
DMM - frequencies reduced from 11 to 9 weekly flights i.e. 5 weekly A 332s + 4 weekly B 773ERs.
RUH - maintained with 8 weekly B 773ER operated flights.
SYD - frequencies to be increased from daily to 11 weekly i.e. 4 weekly A 346s + daily A 345.