Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sri Lankan Airlines reveals A321NEO configuration

Sri Lankan Airlines has officially released information about its soon to be delivered Airbus A321NEOs with regards to its cabin layout and initial routes that it intends to operate. In total, UL ordered 6 A321NEOs a couple of years ago.  

To begin with, the configuration will be for 188 seats in a 2 class layout seating 12 business + 176 economy class passengers each respectively. As far as which routes it intends to operate the aircraft with initially, those are Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi and Singapore.

Qatar Airways increases Larnaca services

Qatar Airways has officially announced that it shall be boosting its presence in Cyprus by increasing frequencies to LCA-Larnaca effective 04MAY17.

QR has been gradually increasing its services on this route ever since Etihad suspended its own AUH-LCA 3 weekly flights on 31OCT16. Initially in W16, QR boosted LCA from daily to 10 weekly using an A320 and this shall be further increased to 12 weekly nonstop flights using the same aircraft type from 04MAY.  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Brussels-Bangkok increased by Thai Airways

Thai Airways has officially announced that it shall be increasing its services on the Brussels-Bangkok sector effective 25MAR18 (on set of IATA S18 season) as the carrier looks to increase its presence in this high yielding EU market segment.

Frequencies will be raised from 4 to 5 weekly nonstop using their new A350-900 exclusively offering 321 seats in total i.e. 32J + 289Y.

The top SE-Asian markets in 2016 to/from BRU were as follows:

BKK - 115,000
PEK - 68,000
NRT - 62,000
HKG - 30,000
MNL - 29,000
HKT - 28,000
PVG - 27,000
DPS - 26,000
SIN - 24,000
CGK - 16,000
KUL - 15,000
ICN - 15,000
SGN - 13,000
HAN - 10,000