Tag Archives: Colombo

China Eastern increases Kunming – Kolkata and Kunming – Dhaka

by Vinay BhaskaraChinese full service carrier China Eastern Airlines is increasing its service to the Indian subcontinent from its Southwestern Chinese hub of Kunming. From 27th October 2013, its offering on each of Kunming – Kolkata and Kunming – Dhaka will increase from daily to 10x weekly, using Boeing 737-700 aircraft configured in a 134 seat, two class configuration (8J …

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SriLankan Airlines cancels Kozhikode

by BA StaffOneworld member SriLankan Airlines has apparently cancelled its daily Airbus A320 service between Colombo and Kozhikode, Kerala from the end of August (26th August to be exact). The services were run with the schedules below: UL169 ~ CMB-CCJ ~ D: 1130 A: 1520 ~ A320 ~ x3UL169 ~ CMB-CCJ ~ D: 1350 A: 1510 ~ A320 ~ 3 …

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Analysis: SriLankan Airlines to grow its Indian operations

by Vinay Bhaskara According to a report from the Press Trust of India, newly minted oneworld alliance member SriLankan Airlines is eyeing an expansion of its Indian operations by adding 12 new weekly flights to tap into its burgeoning hub at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport. SriLankan Airlines chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe had this to say about Sri Lankan’s plans We have not …

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Analysis: SpiceJet plots international expansion and should create an international hub in Delhi

When Gurugaon -based low-cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet announced its latest round of international expansion, it continued the recent shift in strategy by India’s second largest LCC. Amongst the new routes announced or filed for (according to a report from the Mint, India’s local Wall Street Journal affiliate) were Madurai-Colombo, Delhi-Dhaka-Rangoon/Yangon, Delhi-Riyadh, Delhi-Guangzhou, and Trivandrum-Male. Of these, Madurai-Colombo has already been …

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Analysis: SriLankan Airlines set to join oneworld in 2013

Will SriLankan Airline’s entry into oneworld force a change in the carrier’s network strategy? Image courtesy Wikimedia Early Monday, SriLankan Airlines, the flag carrier of India’s southernmost neighbor, is set to be announced as the newest member of the oneworld, the global alliance of airlines. The carrier, which serves 60 destinations on a fleet of 21 aircraft, will add Kochi, …

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SpiceJet to commence international operations on October 7th with Kathmandu and Colombo flights

Indian low fare carrier SpiceJet has announced commencement of its long awaited international operations by opening bookings for its Delhi Kathmandu and Chennai Colombo services. SpiceJet will fly its 189 seat all economy Boeing 737-800 aircraft on these routes. The Delhi Kathmandu flight will be a six times a week service commencing on October 7th. The schedule is SG031 departs …

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Kingfisher Airlines granted permission for seven new international routes ex Mumbai and Delhi

The Government of India has granted Kingfisher Airlines traffic rights to operate on seven new international routes, including the highly prized New Delhi – London which was strongly objected to, by the national carrier, Air India. The new international routes for which traffic rights have been granted are: New Delhi – London New Delhi – Hong Kong New Delhi – …

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Kingfisher Airlines re-aligns international operations and fleet to contain losses

The financial woes at Kingfisher Airlines continue. Despite carrying the maximum number of domestic passengers, over dues are piling up. In some cases cheques issued by the airline are bouncing, salary and other cost cutting measures are making employees like pilots leave the airline to join competitors. This photo from Digital Airliners on Flickr encapsulates the three stages of Kingfisher’s …

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Kingfisher to commence London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo services through January, starting tomorrow

Update – January 6. It never struck me, when posting the original article, but based on the timings, Kingfisher can offer passengers, connection between Singapore and London via Mumbai. Further, if Kingfisher can streamline its current Bangalore London operations with better slots at Heathrow, it need only one Airbus A330 instead of the current two. It can deploy that aircraft …

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