Airline News - Asia / Pacific.


Nov 10, 2008

Cathay Pacific Airways, Boeing

Cathay Pacific Airways finally has decided to phase out its Boeing 777-200s, rationalizing its 777 fleet around the -300 and -300ER while cutting capacity. It has been considering the future of its -200s for some time, as its fleet is built around the A330-300 for regional flying and the 777-300 for heavy trunk routes. It will attempt to sell the aircraft. CEO Tony Tyler told staff in a newsletter that the airline has been formulating an "overhaul" of its operating plan. It will not renew leases next June on two A330-300s used by Dragonair. Nov 4, 2008

Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines

By taking over Northwest Airlines' extensive route map in Asia, the new Delta Air Lines will become the world's first truly global carrier, a mere 18 months after emerging from bankruptcy protection. Nov 4, 2008

Jet Airways

Jet Airways started four-times-weekly Bangalore-Brussels. Service will operate daily Dec. 15-Jan. 15. Nov 4, 2008


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