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ANA Revamps Schedule and Aircraft Allocation

ANA Revamps Schedule and Aircraft Allocation

All Nippon Airways announced changes to its schedule for the second half of the fiscal year.  The airline plans to introduce new aircraft on some of its Asian routes, as well as launch new flights and increase service on several existing domestic routes.
On October 26, the carrier will begin operating all 14 of its weekly flights between Tokyo Haneda and Taipei with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.  Currently, the airline operates seven …

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

The three busiest international routes in 2013 were Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association, while Jeju-Seoul, Sapporo-Tokyo, and Fukuoka-Tokyo were the most popular domestic ones.
Last year, 4.9 million people traveled between Hong Kong and Taipei, although that figure was down 11.5% from 2012.  Meanwhile, 3.6 million passengers flew between the capital cities of Dublin and London, while the Jakarta-Singapore route carried …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 2, 2014

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As another weekend quickly approaches, we bring to you the most important highlights from the past week.  Don’t forget to take a look at these engaging and informative news and features before you head to the beach this weekend:
1.) Jonathan Spira paid a visit to the health-conscious Even Hotel Rockville in Rockville, Maryland, earlier this week.  Join Jonathan as he enjoys a tasty but nourishing breakfast, samples the hotel’s signature …

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific

Delta announced significant cutbacks in its Pacific division on Thursday in a memo to its employees.  The airline has been reducing the size of its Tokyo hub at Narita International Airport for some time and is eliminating several routes while downgauging the aircraft used on other routes.  It will also continue to expand its Seattle hub and increase non-stop routes from there.
Delta is cancelling its Tokyo (Narita)-Hong Kong and Nagoya-Manila …

All Nippon Airways Purchases 40 Boeing Wide-body Planes

All Nippon Airways Purchases 40 Boeing Wide-body Planes

All Nippon Airways announced it has finalized an order with Boeing for 40 new wide-body aircraft.  The purchase includes 20 777-9X planes, 14 787-9 Dreamliners, and six 777-300ERs, and is valued at approximately $13 billion at list prices.
The 777-9X is the latest version in Boeing’s line of 777X aircraft, along with the 777-8X.  The twin-aisle model incorporates the GE9X engine and is designed to reduce fuel consumption by 12% and …

JAL Launches Gogo Internet Service on Domestic Flights

JAL Launches Gogo Internet Service on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines announced the launch of in-flight Wi-Fi Internet service on its first domestic flight on Wednesday.  Three of the airline’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft now offer the service, which is provided by Internet company Gogo.
Internet access is now available on select domestic Japan Airline routes between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and the cities of Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hakodate.  The airline also plans to introduce the service to flights between Tokyo …

Air Canada Debuts 787 Dreamliner on Toronto-Tokyo Haneda Route

Air Canada Debuts 787 Dreamliner on Toronto-Tokyo Haneda Route

Air Canada announced that it has begun using Boeing 787 Dreamliners to operate flights between Toronto and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, marking the first time that the carrier has deployed the aircraft on a scheduled route.  The airline launched its Toronto-Tokyo Haneda service on July 1, and had previously been using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route before transitioning to 787-8 Dreamliners.
The planes are equipped with 20 pod-like seats in business …