Stop Press Europe – 09MAY11

The following are the miscellaneous route updates for 09MAY11. This edition mainly covers on European carriers (including Russia-CIS countries) , which provides supplementary news update for RoutesEurope in Cagliari between 08MAY11 and 10MAY11.

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  • Air Astana from 02JUN11 is launching Almaty – Tbilisi service with new Embraer E190 aircraft, which will operate 3 times a week. From 04JUN11, it will launch 3 weekly Almaty – Samara service, also with Embraer E190 aircraft operating

KC139/140 ALA0545 – 0745TBS0845 – 1425ALA E90 146
KC145/146 ALA0640 – 0810TBS0930 – 1440ALA E90 16
KC145/146 ALA2130 – 2300TBS0020 – 0530ALA E90 4/5

  • AIRFRANCE is extending Paris CDG – London Heathrow late-evening and morning service with AirlinAir ATR72 turboprop beyond 01JUN11, which the Skyteam member will offer a total of 8 Daily flights on this route

AF1480/1481 CDG2050 – 2110LHR0825 – 1040CDG AT7 D

  • Alitalia from 04JUN11 to 24SEP11 is adding 5th weekly frequency on Rome – Osaka Kansai service. The new flight operates on Saturdays from FCO (Sundays from KIX)

AZ792 FCO1455 – 0955+1KIX 772 x24
AZ793 KIX1305 – 1900FCO 772 x35

  • Romania’s Carpatair between 01MAY11 and 25SEP11 is adding frequencies on following service out of Timisoara, where flights are available on Sundays as well

Arad (Increase from 12 to 14 weekly), Athens (From 3 to 4 weekly), Bacau (From 6 weekly to Daily), Bologna (From 3 to 4 weekly), Chernivtsi (From 5 to 6 weekly), Chisinau (From 6 weekly to Daily), Lviv (From 6 weekly to Daily), Milan Bergamo (From 6 weekly to Daily), Odessa (From 4 to 5 weekly), Rome (From 6 weekly to Daily), Venice (From 6 weekly to Daily) and Verona (From 6 weekly to Daily)

  • Donavia from 18JUN11 to 21SEP11 is offering Saturdays-only Rostov – Pula on board Boeing 737-500 aircraft, operating during evening hours

D93009/3010 ROV1810 – 1935PUY2030 – 0140+1ROV 735 6

  • UK-based HiAir will begin operation this September 2011. From 05SEP11, the carrier will begin weekdays service on Doncaster/Sheffield – Amsterdam route

HI001/002 DSA0730 – 1000AMS1840 – 1910 x67 J31

  • Jetairfly from 17JUN11 to 16SEP11 is offering 2 weekly Brussels – Pristina service on board Boeing 737-500 aircraft

TB1651/1652 BRU1840 – 2110PRN2205 – 0045+1BRU 735 1
TB5847/5848 BRU1855 – 2125PRN2220 – 0100+1BRU 735 5

  • Despite March Earthquake in Japan, Star Alliance member SAS is expanding Summer special one-way service out of Tokyo Narita. It is currently planning Tokyo Narita – Lakselv (LKL) on 02JUL11, and expanding Tokyo Narita – Bergen (BGO) one-way service from 2 to 4 flights, operating on 09JUL11, 30JUL11, 06AUG11, 13AUG11. These flights will replace service to Copenhagen

SK984 NRT1140 – 1505LKL 343
SK984 NRT1140 – 1555BGO 343

  • Italian carrier WindJet last month (April 2011) launched Rimini – Kiev weekly service and Rimini – Prague 2 weekly flights. Further, the airline plans to launch Rimini – Samara in Central Russia starting September 2011, but no detailed schedule is released

IV742/741 RMI0920 – 1255KBP1355 – 1525RMI 320 3
IV746/745 RMI1015 – 1145PRG1245 – 1410RMI 320 15

GDS Availability/Inventory Update

  • On 26JAN11, this website reported exclusively that Skyteam member CSA Czech Airlines is planning to resume service to Hanoi, with 3 weekly Airbus A320 flight from mid-June 2011. As of 09MAY11, reservation remains not open as they’re not loaded in CSA’s reservation system, although schedule listing remains available in Amadeus. Chances for this route to be in operation is slim, apparently
  • On 04FEB11, this website mentioned that Malmö Aviation has loaded Summer seasonal service to Croatia into Sabre. This plan apparently has been shelved and has been removed from Sabre. However, it is unknown whether they’ll be operating as holiday charter flights, which are only bookable via travel agencies/tour operators