Monday, January 19, 2009
Emirates will be suspending all of its daily flights to NGO-Nagoya, Japan from March 29th onwards. It currently flies a daily A 343 on this route nonstop from DXB and gets a lot of feeder traffic from Brazil (GRU) on this flight. No official reason has been given for the suspension but one feels that route revenue expectations fell well below acceptable levels plus NGO's economy has suffered a downturn due to the flagging automobile industry which is based there.
Also EK will be announcing that from Oct 1st, it will be re launching flights to DUR-Durban, South Africa on a daily basis using a 2 class configured Airbus A 330-200. Other changes reflecting on the GDS in 2009 for EK are as follows:
KIX - capacity increased from daily A 345 to daily B 773ER effective March 29th due to NGO flights being suspended.
TIP - capacity adjusted from daily A 332 to daily A 343 effective Oct 1st.