Friday, July 22, 2016

Emirates increases Milan capacity

Emirates has officially announced that it will be increasing capacity to Milan from the on set of the IATA W16 season. Currently, EK operates a triple daily service with 2 B77Ws + an A380. 

Effective 30OCT16, capacity gets increased to double daily A380s (early morning + evening arrival into MXP) + the daily B77W.

On a daily basis, this means an additional 160 seats are added by EK on the DXB-MXP route per direction. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Singapore Airlines long haul W16 capacity adjustments

Singapore Airlines has announced significant structural changes to its long haul services to Europe and Houston from the on set of the IATA W16 season, of which the main highlights are as follows:

IAH (Houston) - all 5 weekly flights to be re-routed via Manchester using a B773ER

DME (Moscow) - to be operated as a nonstop terminator service but 4 times per week using a B773ER

MAN - all 5 weekly flights to be operated as nonstop SIN-MAN-SIN rather than via MUC and shall be extended to Houston with 5th freedom traffic rights

MUC - all flights to be operated on a daily basis by B773ER


EVA and China Southern suspend Istanbul

As a result of the recent political events in Turkey which include a failed coup plus a deadly bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport, the first real fall out (airline wise) has finally taken place with two long haul route suspensions:

  • Taiwan's Eva Air has confirmed that it will be suspending all TPE-IST 4 weekly nonstop flights effective 25JUL until April 2017
  • China Southern (Guangzhou based) has also confirmed that it has indefinitely suspended all 3 weekly nonstop Urumqi-Istanbul services effective immediately