Voyagers® Airline Update No. 06/2014


Voyagers® Airline Update No. 06/2014

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TAAG Angola

Effective May 2014, TAAG is increasing capacity to South Africa, with an additional weekly service to Johannesburg, as well as switching to a larger aircraft on the Cape Town service.

Luanda – Cape Town effective 07MAY14 1 of 3 weekly services operating with a 777-200ER, instead of a 737-700
Luanda – Johannesburg effective 08MAY14 5th weekly service being added, on board a 777-200ER

Turkish Airlines

From Summer 2014 season, Turkish airlines will be introducing 4 new destinations in Algeria, with services to Oran, Constantine, Tlemcen and Batna. The planned schedule is as follows.

effective 07MAY14 Istanbul Ataturk – Oran 4 weekly flights
effective 15MAY14 Istanbul Ataturk – Constantine 3 weekly flights
effective 31JUL14 Istanbul Ataturk – Tlemcen – Batna – Istanbul Ataturk 2 weekly flights

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines has an operational schedule for the Addis Ababa – Vienna – Stockholm route, starting 01JUN14.

ET does not have local traffic rights on the Vienna – Stockholm sector. As a result of this service, ET714/715 service will switch to Addis Ababa – Stockholm nonstop in both directions, to a 3 weekly service. Overall frequencies to Stockholm remains unchanged at a daily level.

Kenya Airways

from 30MAR14 is increasing operations to Tanzania, with new flights added to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Planned operations are as follows.

Nairobi – Dar es Salaam Introduction of a 5th daily service KQ488/489
Nairobi – Kilimanjaro Increases from 5 weekly to daily


Effective 29MAR14 Lufthansa is introducing a Boeing 747-8I Operations on the Frankfurt – Sao Paulo route, replacing the Boeing 747-400. This route is served on daily basis.

China Southern

Effective 20JUN14 China southern is adding a new destination to Frankfurt with a 3 weekly Guangzhou – Changsha – Frankfurt operation, on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

China Eastern

Effective 25JUN14 plans to launch Shanghai Pu Dong – Toronto service, its second route to Canada. The Skyteam member plans to operate this route 3 times a week, on board an Airbus A340-600 aircraft.

British Airways

Effective 26OCT14 British Airways will introduce a Boeing 787-8 operations on the London Heathrow – Chennai route, which will replace the existing 3-class Boeing 777-200ER operations. This route is served on daily basis.


is set to launch its 9th destination in the US, with a new Dubai – Chicago operation from 05AUG14. This route is to operate on a daily basis with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, becoming the carrier’s 2nd new US destination to be launched in 2014.

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