Saturday, November 26, 2016

Eva Air increases Seattle

Eva Air has officially announced that due to the continued success of its Seattle service over the past many years, it shall be further increasing it's capacity offering on the route from the on set of the IATA S17 season. 

Currently it operates 10 times per week nonstop from Taipei using a B773ER. These will be lifted to 12 weekly flights using the same aircraft type.

Friday, November 25, 2016

KLM suspends Doha services

KLM has officially announced that it will be suspending all flights to/from Doha effective March 2017 as the airline's CEO stated that ever since Qatar Airways launched their own daily DOH-AMS service, their own has proven to be highly unsustainable. It currently operates 5 times per week using an A332.

KLM CEO's comments come as a surprise considering the airline has a close relationship with Etihad and manages to operate a daily AUH-AMS service along side EY's own. If this is the reason cited then if Oman Air or Kuwait Airways decide to launch their own AMS services in 2017-18, KLM may not find it feasible to warrant its own flights into these two cities as well. 

As far as other network wide changes announced by KLM for the IATA S17 season, they are as follows:

AUH - frequencies reduced from daily to 5 weekly A332s

NRT - capacity increased from daily B772ER to daily B773ER

LAX - frequencies increased to double daily using a B744

BAH - frequencies increased from 5 to 6 weekly A332s

ROB/FNA - new 3 weekly service to be launched effective 26MAR17 using an A332

DMMfrequencies reduced from daily to 5 weekly A332s

MCTfrequencies reduced from daily to 5 weekly A332s