Showing posts with label Lyon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lyon. Show all posts

Monday, August 13, 2012

► RÉUNION: Air Austral to continue French services until January 2013.

Air Austral
Réunion based carrier Air Austral (UU) is to continue its services between Réunion and various French cities namely Marseilles, Toulouse, Lyon and Nantes into January of 2013, having previously announced their suspension for 28 October 2012. Its service to Bordeaux however (routed via Marseille) is to end on 28 October 2012.

Air Austral Route Network
Air Austral Route Network
Air Austral: St. Denis de la Réunion – Lyon, France – Nantes, France
-Effective until 20 January 2013
  • UU947 RUN2300 – 0705+1LYS0815+1 – 0925+1NTE 77W 3
  • UU948 NTE1515 – 1620LYS1730 – 0700+1RUN 77W 4
St. Denis de la Réunion – Marseille, France – Toulouse, France
-Effective until 20 January 2013
  • UU945 RUN2300 – 0650+1MRS0800 – 0855+1TLS 77W 5
  • UU946 TLS1515 – 1610MRS1725 – 0630+1RUN 77W 6
St. Denis de la Réunion – Marseille, France – Bordeaux, France
-Service ends 28 October 2012

The route rationalizations come as part of Air Austral's efforts to return to profitability following a nasty 2011 financial year which ultimately forced the cancellation of the carrier's Australian and South Pacific operations, as well as the cancellation of two Airbus A380s it had ordered.

Friday, July 6, 2012

► TUNISIA: Syphax Airlines announces Summer schedule changes; outlines new routes.

Newly founded Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines (FS) has announced changes to its Summer timetable effective 5 July 2012.

Founded in 2011 and based in the coastal city of Sfax by businessman Mohamed Frikha, Syphax Airlines is a scheduled airline serving destinations in the Mediterranean with plans to increase its presence in both the Magreb region of Africa and Europe in the near future, amongst which will see Nice and Lyon in France being connected with Sfax, Tunisia a whilst Casablanca - Tunisia service is also in the pipeline.

Syphax Airlines Routes
Syphax Airlines Route Map

● Syphax Airlines Summer 2012 Timetable ●

Djerba, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France 
2x weekly service operating since 18JUN12
  • FS110 DJE1510 – 1900CDG 319 14
  • FS111 CDG1225 – 1410DJE 319 14
Sfax, Tunisia – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, Turkey
Operational days moving from Day 47 to Day 26 (SFA departure)
  • FS212 SFA1635 – 2055SAW 319 26
  • FS213 SAW2155 – 2220SFA 319 26
Sfax, Tunisia – Marseille, France
Service operates twice weekly instead of planned 3x weekly
  • FS210 SFA0715 – 1000MRS 319 25
  • FS211 MRS1045 – 1125SFA 319 25

Sfax, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France
Service operates 5x weekly instead of planned daily
  • FS100 SFA0745 – 1125CDG 319 x267
  • FS100 SFA1030 – 1410CDG 319 7
  • FS101 CDG2000 – 2135SFA 319 14
  • FS101 CDG2030 – 2205SFA 319 35
  • FS101 CDG2215 – 2350SFA 319 7

Sfax, Tunisia – Tripoli, Libya
3x weekly service entered operation since early-June 2012
  • FS250 SFA2250 – 0025+1TIP 319 135
  • FS251 TIP0110 – 0050SFA 319 246
Tunis, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France
Service operates 3x weekly instead of planned daily
  • FS104 TUN1555 – 1930CDG 319 35
  • FS104 TUN1740 – 2115CDG 319 7
  • FS105 CDG1225 – 1355TUN 319 35
  • FS105 CDG1510 – 1640TUN 319 7

Routes to be launched in the near future:
  • Sfax, Tunisia – Lyon, France: 3x weekly (previously due to start from 7 May 2012)
  • Sfax, Tunisia – Nice, France: 2x weekly (previously due to start from 10 May 2012)
  • Sfax – Tunis – Casablanca, Morocco: 2x weekly (previously due to start from 22 May 2012)
  • Tunis – Lyon 3x weekly (previously due to start 7 May 2012)
Read More Here [Airline Route]

Presently, Syphax Airlines' fleet consists of two Airbus A319s.

Monday, April 30, 2012

► CAMEROON: Camair-Co starts Douala - Kinshasa, Douala - Lagos; Misses 1st Year targets.

Camair-Co (QC), the "newly" founded (2006) flag carrier of Cameroon, has announced Douala - Kinshasa and Douala - Lagos with effect from 10th June 2012 and 12th June 2012, with 3x weekly frequencies, using their Boeing 737-700.

Douala – Kinshasa eff 10JUN12, 3 weekly service
QC341 DLA1710 – 1900FIH 73G 247
QC342 FIH1950 – 2135DLA 73G 247

Douala – Lagos eff 12JUN12, 3 weekly service
QC361 DLA0940 – 1105LOS 73G 246
QC362 LOS1135 – 1310DLA 73G 246
Read More Here [AirlineRoute]

However, despite also launching flights to Lyon, Ndjamena and Malabo, the airline has not fulfilled its own 1st year service expectations
"Camair’s initial objective was to handle 400,000 passengers during 2011 and expand its network to 13 destinations, an objective that fell short. Current destinations including its hub number 10 (Kinshasa and Lagos will bring the number to 12) while traffic was well below expectations. 
Although no full year data is available, the carrier flew 110,000 passengers over its first eight months of operations, with most traffic concentrated in the latter half as traffic accelerated following fleet expansion to three aircraft and increasing public confidence.
Passenger and cargo revenue in the first eight months was reportedly XOF15 billion (USD32.2 million). Losses in the first year of operations were approximately XOF9 billion (USD18.1 million), although losses had been anticipated for the first three to four years of operations."

Read More Here [CAPA Centre For Aviation]