Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Etihad reduces San Francisco services

Etihad Airways has officially announced that it will be reducing its capacity on San Francisco (SFO) - Abu Dhabi nonstop services effective 01FEB17 as the carrier looks to adjust its USA offering based upon which airport hub its partner carriers i.e. AA and B6 fly to in particular.

The current daily B777-200LR operated flight between SFO and AUH shall be reduced to 3 times per week from 01FEB17 using the same aircraft type.

The freed up aircraft is being used to boost Dallas (DFW) - Abu Dhabi from 3 weekly to daily nonstop in turn.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Abuja flights suspended by Emirates and Kenya Airways

Emirates and Kenya Airways have officially announced via filing on the GDS systems, the following updates concerning their respective Abuja bound flights:

1. EK will be suspending its daily B773 service between Abuja and Dubai effective 31OCT16

2. KQ will be suspending its 5 weekly E90 operated service between Nairobi and Abuja effective 15NOV16

Both airlines have cited the forex issues that they are experiencing in Nigeria as the primary cause of their respective pull out.

A local Lagos newspaper had this article out today: