Emirates updates South Pacific operations for summer 2018

Emirates updated planned South Pacific summer 2018 operations, effective 25-Dec-2017, as follows (Routes Online, 29-Dec-2017): Dubai–Brisbane: Boeing 777-300ER replaces -200LR from 25-Mar-2018 on EK430/431. Overall,…..

Australia expected to announce plans for major security upgrades to regional airports in Jan-2018

Australia‘s newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is expected to announced plans for major security upgrades to regional airports during Jan-2018 (ABC, 30-Dec-2017). Changes…..

DHL commences service from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai

DHL commenced (08-Sep-2017) twice weekly service from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai with Boeing 747-400F equipment on 08-Sep-2017. The service is expected to meet strong demand for Norwegian seafood and…..

Lion Air confirms plans to commence services from eight cities to Jeddah in Oct-2017

Lion Air Group, via its official Facebook account, announced (07-Sep-2017) Lion Air plans to commence services from Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandung, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Solo and Tanjung Karang to Jeddah in mid Oct-2017. The…..

Virgin Australia to increase Melbourne-Hong Kong frequency to daily

Virgin Australia announced (07-Sep-2017) plans to increase Melbourne-Hong Kong frequency from five times weekly to daily, effective 12-Nov-2017. Virgin Australia Airlines acting group executive Rob Sharp said: “Hong Kong…..

China Eastern Airlines to operate daily Shanghai-Brisbane from Nov-2017

China Eastern Airlines confirmed (07-Sep-2017) plans to increase Shanghai-Brisbane frequency from four to seven times weekly, effective Nov-2017. China is currently the second largest international visitor market for Brisbane…..

Thai Airways adjusts Bangkok-Auckland service for Oct/Nov-2017

Thai Airways will continue to operate Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Auckland service five times weekly with Boeing 777-300ER equipment from 29-Oct-2017 to 14-Nov-2017, cancelling plans to increase frequency to daily and…..

Thai AirAsia X looks at secondary Eastern European markets as door opens to European flights

Thai AirAsia X plans to add three or four A330-300 aircraft and expand services in Asia and Eastern Europe in 2018, following the expected removal of the ICAO ‘red flag’…..