Tag Archives: Johannesburg

Johannesburg and Cape Town are next A350 destinations of Singapore Airlines

First A350 XWB of Singapore Airlines receives the traditional water cannon salute at Singapore Changi airport.

Johannesburg in South Africa will become the second long-haul destination for Singapore Airlines’ new generation Airbus A350-900. fleet, with effect from June 27, 2016. Starting June 27, the A350 will be initially deployed on flights serving the Singapore-Johannesburg route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The A350 frequency will progressively increase to cover all seven weekly Johannesburg flights, including four weekly …

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British Airways Boeing 747 slices into house

This picture by Twitter user @HarrietTolputt says it all. A British Airways 747 sliced through a brick house at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport. Looking at the proximity of the house, and the length of the wing that has gone in to the house, I am wondering “Why has this not happened before?” A house could not spring up overnight. Looks …

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British Airways to commence 787 service to Hyderabad in March 2014

Flag carrier British Airways will bring its latest aircraft, the 787-8 Dreamliner to India in the summer 2014 schedule which starts on March 30th. The aircraft has 214 seats in a three-class cabin layout with 35 business class seats, 25 economy plus, and 154 economy class seats. The aircraft features the latest cabin product of British Airways, though the economy …

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Etihad Airways and Korean Air expand codeshare agreement

By BA Staff Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has expanded its codeshare agreement with Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, to include six new destinations. In the second phase of cooperation, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on Korean Air services from Seoul Incheon to Honolulu, Vancouver and Hong Kong. Korean Air will place …

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British Airways long haul network changes: Summer 2014

by BA StaffLondon based full service carrier British Airways has already begun to announce changes to its long haul network for the Summer 2014 season. Bangalore Aviation has prepared a summary of those changes below. London Heathrow Accra – 10x weekly service introduced for Winter 2013/14 continues and sees capacity increase from daily Boeing 777 + thrice weekly Boeing 767 …

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Special Report: Jet Airways 2012 Financial Analysis and 2013 Outlook

Jet Airways reported a large net pre-tax loss (Jet Airways and JetLite combined) of Rs. 1,331 Crore for fiscal year 2012, a very disappointing result. Revenue and passenger growth were robust as usual at 14.8% and 16.3% respectively. But the carrier’s net margin of -8.5% is indicative of tangible flaws in the business, and goes beyond the explanations of higher …

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MAP: Lufthansa Airbus A380 operation in winter 2011-2012

The following is a map of Lufthansa’s planned Airbus A380 operation in IATA’s northern winter 2011-2012. All flights are daily, and this list does not include the few flights that will be operated in late December between Munich and New York JFK on the A380. Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper : copyright © Karl L. Swartz. The operation is …

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Jet Airways sponsors social media and blogging contest – “Why I should visit South Africa this summer”

India’s Jet Airways, in association with South African Tourism and Sun International are conducting a social media and blogging contest titled ‘Why I should visit South Africa this summer’. The winner of the contest, to be selected on the basis of a lucky draw, will be provided with two Jet Airways return economy trip tickets (for a couple) from Mumbai …

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Emirates opens new lounge at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport

Dubai based Emirates airlines has opened a brand new luxury lounge at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. Located on the Mezzanine level of the airport’s Duty Free Mall, between boarding gates A4 and A7, the lounge is open to Emirates’ First and Business Class passengers, along with Gold Skywards members. The lounge at Johannesburg, with seating for 135 guests, contains …

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