Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Oman Air announces China and USA plans

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Main highlights:

i. 4 weekly MCT-CAN (Guangzhou) flights to be launched from July using a B788. PEK was first choice but could not be accommodated due to a variety of issues. (I bet it was slots related)

ii. New York daily operation to commence from S18 season

iii. New flights to IST to be launched this summer

iv. Total frequencies to Iran to increase to 21 from this summer due to anticipated market growth demand

v. CDG to be increased to daily nonstop flights from the current 5

vi. LHR to be increased from daily to double daily but no clear cut start date mentioned

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Delta announces $4.5 billion net profit in 2015 and interested in C Series

Delta Airlines has officially announced a record breaking net profit result for the 2015 full year totaling US$ 4.5 billion. 

In addition, their CEO Mr Richard Anderson has stated that the Bombardier C Series aircraft is "very impressive" and he would seriously consider purchasing many "for the right price". 

DL has a serious requirement for both the C100 and C300 as long term future replacement aircraft for its fleet of 87 B717s + 57 A319s + 20 E90s + 10 B737-700s.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Kuwait Airways increases Manila

Kuwait Airways has confirmed that it has secured bilateral approval to boost its Manila bound flights from the current 6 to 9 weekly effective 27MAR16. 

Currently, KU operates 6 times per week to MNL via BKK using an A332 with full 5th freedom traffic rights on the BKK-MNL-BKK sectors however from the on set of the IATA S16 season, these shall be boosted to 9 times weekly with the 3 new flights being scheduled as follows:

Aircraft: A340-300
KU 417 Dep KWI 0355 Arr MNL 1910
KU 418 Dep MNL 2110 Arr KWI 0135+1 


The additional 3 weekly flights offer no convenient connections in any direction via KWI to any of KU's existing online destinations unless passengers wait for 8 hours at KWI airport which is very cumbersome!