Kenya Airways (KQ) is set to launch 3x weekly direct flights from its Nairobi hub to Guanghzhou, China this year using its new Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft, the first in the fleet, is due in East Africa in mid October in time for its deployment on November 19. At the moment, Kenya Airways flies to Guangzhou via Bangkok, daily.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Kenya Airways (KQ) has expanded the scope of its code share agreement with fellow SkyTeam member, China Southern Airlines (CZ). Under the expanded agreement, Kenya Airways will code share on China Southern Airlines services from Bangkok to Wuhan, one of the busiest cities in Central China that is an important centre for trade, finance and transportation.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Cameroon's Camair Co (QC) is reportedly in talks with an undisclosed aircraft leasing company regarding the possible addition of a Boeing 777 to its fleet. The jet will be used to replace its current lone 767-300ER used for long haul flights to France.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
As per the 29MAY13 GDS timetable/inventory display, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is planning to deploy its fleet of 787 aircraft onto its Addis Ababa – Guangzhou route on selected dates between 31MAY13 and 14JUN13, replacing the current 777-200LR.
Friday, May 24, 2013
As per the 23MAY13 GDS timetable/inventory display, Kenya Airways (KQ) is currently displaying service reductions on its Nairobi - Bangkok - Guangzhou route, effective 10FEB14. The airline plans to operate 5 weekly instead of a daily service, however further changes remain possible in the next few months.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
[UPDATE 14 FEBRUARY] AirlineRoute reports that as per the 06FEB13 GDS timetable and inventory display, Kenya Airways (KQ) is to adjust its operations to Thailand, China, India, Dubai, and Hong Kong.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
► MADAGASCAR: Air Madagascar reorganizes its domestic schedule, reduces Bangkok, Guangzhou flights from mid February.
Air Madagascar (MD) has announced a variety of changes to its local and international network in an attempt at improving customer satisfaction and avoiding disruption and inconvenience. Some of the changes have been effect since late January with others set to come into effect in mid February.
Monday, December 10, 2012
According to the 10 December 2012 GDS timetable and inventory display, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is postponing its planned Boeing 787 ops to China from 16 December 2012 to 31 January 2013.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines (ET) will, during the month of February 2013, reduce its operations to Beijing and Guangzhou during the Chinese New Year period.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Effective 15 December 2012, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is to switch operational aircraft in service between Addis Ababa and Guangzhou, China and Addis Ababa and Washington DC, USA as traffic demands during the period grow.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
►► UNITED STATES: Dreamliner delivery delays force Ethiopian to postpone Washington 787 route launch by 11 days.
With their second Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MCN: 34746 | ET-AOR) now due on 26 September 2012, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) have announced a delay in their inaugural Addis Ababa - Washington DC, USA scheduled service, from 20 September 2012, to 1 October 2012.
Friday, August 31, 2012
► MAURITIUS: Emirates to go 14x weekly as Air Mauritius, Air Austral & Air Madagascar band together to survive.
Bucking the ongoing trend amongst European carriers of reducing their frequencies to the Indian Ocean island, Dubai based mega-carrier, Emirates (EK), has announced an increase in its weekly frequencies from 11x weekly to 12x weekly from 28 October 2012, with the route going 14x weekly from 28 November 2012.
Emirates: Dubai, UAE - Port Louis, Mauritius
- EK3705/3706 operate Day 23456 from 28 October 2012 until 27 November 2012
- EK701 DXB 0310 – 0940 MRU 773 | 2457
- EK3703 DXB 0310 – 0940 MRU 773 | 136
- EK3705 DXB 1000 – 1645 MRU 773 | 1234567
- EK3706 MRU 1820 – 0110+1 DXB 773 | 1234567
- EK702 MRU 2320 – 0555+1 DXB 773 | 2457
- EK3704 MRU 2320 – 0555+1 DXB 773 | 136
Monday, August 6, 2012
|Ethiopian's 787 ET-AOQ exits the paintshop (Josh Rawlin)|
|Ethiopian's 787 ET-AOQ in Seattle (Bernie Leighton)|
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Air Madagascar (MD) has announced that it will introduce its Airbus A340-300 on its Asian routes for the duration of 5 July to 27 October 2012. Presently, the airline operates a Boeing 767-300ER on its Antananarivo – Bangkok – Guangzhou and Antananarivo – Bangkok routes.
|Air Madagascar's A340 "F-GLZL" (Didairbus)|
The Madagascan carrier signed a 6 year lease with Air France for two Airbus A340-300s in March of this year, with the option of buying the two aircraft when the lease expires. Previous attempts in May of last year to modernize the fleet with other Boeing 767s ran into a brick wall as the planes were added to the European Union's Banned Operator's List.
Antananarivo – Bangkok – Guangzhou
- MD010 TNR1625 – 0540+1BKK0720+1 – 1110+1CAN 343 15
- MD011 CAN1355 – 1555BKK1730 – 2205TNR 343 26
- MD012 TNR1850 – 0805+1BKK 343 3
- MD013 BKK2315 – 0350+1TNR 343 4
Monday, June 4, 2012
|Egyptair Boeing 777 at Guangzhou, China (MSAL)|
Egyptair: Cairo, Egypt - Guangzhou, China (1 June 2012 - 27 October 2012)
MS958 CAI2325 – 1515+1CAN EQV x27
MS959 CAN0005 – 0500CAI EQV x24
- 01JUN12 – 15JUL12 Boeing 777-200ER
- 16JUL12 – 31AUG12 Airbus A340-200
- 01SEP12 – 14SEP12 Boeing 777-200ER
- 15SEP12 – 27OCT12 Boeing 777-300ER
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has brought forward the changes to to Bangkok, Guangzhou and Hong Kong that it had originally intended to implement in August, to 16 May 2012.
Addis Ababa – Guangzhou
- Planned daily nonstop service due to start 16August 2012, will commence 16 May 2012.
The airline currently remains on track to operate Boeing 787-8 aircraft on this route, starting 16AUG12
- ET606 ADD0005 – 1500CAN 763 D
- ET607 CAN0135 – 0715ADD 763 D
Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Hong Kong
- Overall service to Bangkok reduced to 4 weekly, Hong Kong remains unchanged.
Planned 5th weekly service is to start from 15 August 2012
- ET608 ADD0025 – 1315BKK1415 – 1815HKG 763 x357
- ET609 HKG2230 – 0040+1BKK0140+1 – 0610+1ADD 763 x357