Showing posts with label A330. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A330. Show all posts

Monday, November 12, 2012

► MAURITIUS: Air Seychelles to operate select A330 service to Mauritius in December 2012 & January 2013.

Air SeychellesAir Seychelles (HM) will operate a limited airbus A330-200 service between Mahé and Port Louis, Mauritius during the period December 2012 to January 2013 though only on selected dates. The route is currently operated with an Airbus A320.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

■ TUNISIA: Tunisair plans massive layoffs after posting $98m loss for 2011.

TunisairFollowing its AGM last night in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, Tunisair's boss (TU) has officially outlined controversial plans to restructure the state-owned airline after it declared a whooping USD98.3million (EUR77.2million) loss for 2011. The move is certain to earn it the wrath of its powerful unions who, in the past, have played a pivotal role in protecting the carrier from both local and foreign competition.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

► HONG KONG: Air Seychelles to start 3x weekly Hong Kong via Abu Dhabi flights from 2013.

Air SeychellesSeychelles national carrier (HM), today announced intentions to start flights between Mahé, Seychelles and Hong Kong (SAR) China via Abu Dhabi, UAE effective February 2013.

Monday, October 29, 2012

► ZIMBABWE: (Pics) KLM resumes Harare after 13 year hiatus.

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Airbus A330-200 operating flight KL523 touched down 30 minutes early at 20.57L at Harare International Airport this evening, signifying the resumption of services to Amsterdam, cancelled 13 years ago.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

► AUSTRALIA: Air Mauritius increases Perth to 3x weekly from April 2013.

Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius(MK) will, from 1 April 2013, increase their Port Louis, Mauritius - Perth, Australia frequency from two to three times weekly, using an Airbus A330-200.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

► KENYA: Italy's Livingston Compagnia Aerea announces Kenya, Zanzibar, Mauritius for Winter 2012/2013.

Livingston Compagnia AereaItaly's Livingston Compagnia Aerea (JN), successor to the now defunct Italian airlines Livingston Energy Flight and Windjet (IV), has outlined plans for its proposed Winter 2012/2013 network.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

► ZAMBIA: Emirates A330 suffers port engine failure after takeoff from Lusaka, returns safely.

On Sunday 21 October, an Emirates (EK) Airbus A330-200 (MCN 525 |A6-EAP) plying the Lusaka - Dubai route as flight EK714, suffered an uncontained port engine failure, 30 minutes into its flight. The crew promptly shut down the engine and opted to return to Lusaka for a safe landing, contrary to early sensational news reports out of Zambia which claimed "the plane had a tyre burst and slipped into the bush, receiving considerable damage."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

■ MADAGASCAR: Government courts Corsair International to resume Paris to Nosy-Be flights.

Corsair InternationalWith Air Madagascar's (MD) Airbus A340-300s too big for Nosy-Be's (Fascene) Airport, the Malagasy Government is attempting to lure French carrier Corsair International (SS) back to Madagascar's largest and busiest tourist resort, as they are the only carrier with the equipment (Airbus A330s) capable of operating a direct Paris - Nosy Be flight from the airport, at this time. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

► CHINA: Egyptair increases Beijing frequencies from December.

EgyptairEgyptian national carrier, EgyptAir (MS) will, from 3 December 2012, add an additional 4th weekly frequency on its route between Cairo and Beijing, China.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

► LIBERIA: Brussels Airlines increases Monrovia, drops Bamako from early 2013.

Brussels AirlinesBelgian carrier Brussels Airlines (SN) is to terminate its Bamako, Mali flights effective 8 January 2013. Bamako is currently served once weekly in tandem with Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

►► LIBYA: Emirates cancels intended Tripoli service resumption.

[UPDATED 3 OCTOBER 2012] Emirates (EK) are to restart their service from Dubai to Tripoli, Libya that was suspended in February of last year due to the Libyan Uprising. The flights will recommence on 29 October 2012 with a 4x weekly Airbus A330-200 service that will switch to an Airbus A340-300 from 2 January 2013.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

► JAPAN: EgyptAir to use A330 instead of A340 to Osaka.

EgyptairEgyptair (MS) is to use an Airbus A330-200 instead of the previously announced A340-200 on its Cairo - Osaka Kansai, Japan route, set to resume from 1 December 2012 after it was dropped last year in January owing to the then tense political situation in Egypt.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

► ALGERIA: Emirates starts daily flights to Algiers from March 2013.

EmiratesIts 22nd destination in Africa, Dubai based Emirates (EK) today announced it will serve the Algerian capital, Algiers, with a daily Airbus A330-200 effective 1 March 2013. With the Airbus A330's belly-hold capacity of 12 tonnes, Emirates SkyCargo expects to export commodities such as frozen fish, lobsters, oil and gas equipment and palm oil to points across its network whilst imports including a variety of manufactured goods are expected to form the bulk of goods shipped into Algeria.

Friday, August 31, 2012

► KENYA: Air Berlin to quit Mombasa from April 2013.

Air Berlin Germany's second largest airline, Air Berlin (AB) will, from 7 April, cease its twice weekly Airbus A330 flight from Munich, Germany to Mombasa, Kenya, adding yet another airline to the growing list of carriers pulling out of the Kenyan port city route, as the Eurozone crisis continues to hurt the pockets of Europeans, with African tourism experiencing a knock on effect.

Air Berlin: Munich, Germany - Mombasa, Kenya
  • AB7362 MUC 2105 - 0615+1 MBA 332 | 37 (ENDS 7 APRIL 2012)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

► NIGERIA: (Pics) Arik Air set to lease A330 from Pembroke Group.

Arik AirNigerian carrier Arik Air (W3) are set to receive an Airbus A330 from Irish aviation specialists Pembroke Group as the airline looks set to capitalize on its primary competitor, Air Nigeria's (VK), continuing woes.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

► LIBYA: Optimistic Afriqiyah orders more A330s, but post-Gaddafi where to?

AfriqiyahFollowing the recent Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom, Libyan carrier Afriqiyah (8U), has announced plans to convert a previous order of 3 Airbus A321s into an order for A330s in a sign that the carrier is slowly but surely returning to the international scene.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

► SEYCHELLES: Air Seychelles receives first A330 (Pics).

Air SeychellesSeychellois carrier, Air Seychelles (HM), on Thursday received the first of its ex Jet Airways Airbus A330-200s. Touching down in Mahe after a flight from Abu Dhabi and piloted by an exclusively Seychellois crew, Aldabra, as the aeroplane has been christened, features the latest in on-board comfort with flat beds in business class and individual entertainment systems for every seat in economy class.

► ZIMBABWE: Emirates to split Lusaka & Harare; introduces 5x weekly direct cargo flights to Harare.

Dubai megacarrier Emirates (EK) is to split its current Dubai - Lusaka (Zambia) - Harare (Zimbabwe) route into two separate routes "in the near future" following very strong figures in both passenger and cargo volumes moved since the route's inauguration in February of this year.

Friday, June 22, 2012

► NAMIBIA: Air Namibia to get A330s; aims to become profitable by 2016.

Air NamibiaNamibian national carrier Air Namibia (SW) is "to soon get rid of" its ageing Airbus A340s and replace them with newer Airbus A330s in an effort to modernize and thus bring the quality and standards of the airline up to a globally competitive level - along the lines of Dubai-based mega-carrier, Emirates.