Thursday, March 23, 2017

Air France increases Cape Town

Air France has disclosed that due to higher demand during the IATA winter season for travel from both North America and Europe/UK especially to South Africa, it shall be significantly boosting its presence on both its Cape Town and Johannesburg flights.

With regards to CPT, frequencies are to be increased from 5 to daily nonstop using a B772ER. As far as JNB is concerned, capacity is to be boosted to daily A380.

Ethiopian reduces Guangzhou and Newark

Ethiopian Airlines has officially announced due to declining demand and over capacity deployed by its competitors, it shall be reducing its services to both Guangzhou (CAN) and Newark (EWR) from the on set of the IATA Summer 2017 season.

Guangzhou's current 10 weekly nonstop service operated by a B77W shall be reduced back to a daily nonstop service whilst the 5 weekly ADD-LFW-EWR flight will be cut back to 4 weekly only using a B788.

In addition, the airline confirmed launching a new 4 weekly B738 operated flight between JNB-LFW v.v. which will connect conveniently in both directions to its EWR flight as well as a majority of ASKY's West African services.

Lufthansa increases Bangkok capacity

Lufthansa has officially announced that due to high demand for Bangkok from both Germany and the EU during the IATA Winter season, it shall be boosting capacity on its FRA-BKK service effective 29OCT17.

Currently, LH operates a daily B744 on this sector offering 393 seats per direction. From the on set of the IATA W17 season, this shall be increased to a daily 509 seater Airbus A380.  

In 2016, the P2P demand between FRA and BKK round trip was 398,000 passengers.