Monday, May 9, 2016

Turkish announces Seychelles nonstop

Turkish Airlines has confirmed that it will be launching new nonstop flights to the Indian Ocean island of SEZ-Seychelles effective 31OCT16. The destination is a very popular one for Europeans seeking shelter from the cold winter months on the home land continent. 

TK will be operating 3 weekly flights with an A332 using the below mentioned schedule:

TK 748 Dep IST 0105 Arr SEZ 1055
TK 749 Dep SEZ 1225 Arr IST 1810 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Eva Air announces Chicago and increases New York JFK

Eva Air has officially confirmed that it will be significantly expanding its presence in USA from October 2016 by launching new services to ORD-Chicago along with increasing New York JFK.

Chicago-Taipei nonstop will be inaugurated on 03OCT16 operating 4 times per week using a Boeing 777-300ER using the below mentioned schedule:

Days: 2/3/5/7

BR 56 Dep TPE 1950 Arr ORD 1940
BR 55 Dep ORD 0020 Arr TPE 0600

As far as New York JFK-TPE is concerned, frequencies are being further boosted from 10 weekly to double daily nonstop effective 03NOV16 using a B777-300ER exclusively.

BR's USA expansion in particular has been a key component of its long haul strategy and Miami airport officials have now confirmed that they are keenly lobbying Eva Air to consider launching TPE-MIA as they want a well known hub & spoke carrier operating to the city rather than one that is more reliant on point to point traffic.