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SriLankan Airlines Winter Update

SriLankan Airlines ( IATA: UL ) has updated its winter 09/10 schedule. Frequencies to destinations are as follows Per week AUH – 7 BAH – 2 BLR – 4 BKK – 7 ( UL422 – 3, UL888-3, UL424-1 ) BOM – 7 PEK – 3 DMM – 2 DEL – 7 DOH – 4 (…
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Yemenia Flight Crashes in Comores *UPDATED

7O-ADJ, the crashed aircraft, at Johannesburg in 2005. Photo by Sean Mowatt/ A Yemenia flight crashed in the sea off Comores Islands ( an Indian ocean archipelago ) today morning. Details are sketchy at the moment. But the flight possibly is IY 627 from Moroni to Sana’a, operated by an A310. 0100 HAH 0500 SAH…
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Qantas Cancels Orders for 15 787s

Photo by mattdocampo FlightGlobal reports that Qantas Airways has cancelled orders for 15 787-9s and deferred the deliveries of 15 787-8s in a bid to reduce capital expenditure. This is the first major cancellation for the delayed Dreamliner. Qantas was the biggest customer for the 787 and still has orders for 35 787-9s and 15…
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AF447 Locator Signals Picked Up *UPDATED

French naval vessels have picked up a weak signal from AF447’s locator beacons a few minutes ago, Le Monde reported. A mini-submarine has been dispatched to try and find the flight data recorders. UPDATE: As of 6/25, it was revealed that the signals were not from the recorders and the forces also reported that this…
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Spotted: A350 Final Design complete with Landing Gear

Our friend FlightBlogger has spotted probably the first photo of the new Airbus A350 final design with landing gear extracted. For me, it looks like 737 winglets and a 787 nose fitted to an A330 fuselage. Airbus built A350 to counter out Boeing’s 787, and 787 will take its first flight this fall while A350…
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SriLankan takes delivery of an A320

Airbus A320, msn 2564, in Deccan/ Kingfisher Red livery seen at BOM. Photo copyright Yash Rajgor UPDATE: SriLankan has taken delivery of only ONE new A320 and they have omitted the registration 4R-ABI since the letter ‘I’ causes confusion with numericals and Roman digits. SriLankan Airlines ( UL ) has taken delivery of two new…
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SriLankan cancels planned AUH – LHR service

Photo copyright Federico Villadei/ SriLankan Airlines ( UL ) was planning to launch a thrice weekly CMB-AUH-LHR-AUH-CMB route for the past few months, to start from July. However, now the airline has cancelled the route. The reason given is “Cessation of hostilities in Sri Lanka”. How weird ? This clearly shows the catastrophe of management…
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Hot Hot Grab it soon ! AirAsia introductory CMB – KL fares only Rs.1800 !

An AirAsia Boeing 737-300, 9M-AAH, at Colombo on a ferry flight to KL. Note that AirAsia does not use this type anymore and instead user brand new Airbus A320s Now this is a great deal ! AirAsia will be offering Rs.1800 ( around 160USD ) one-way fares on the newly inaugurating Colombo – Kuala Lampur…
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AirAsia to start Colombo flights on 15th Aug

AirAsia has now uploaded their Colombo flight schedule. The schedule is as follows. AK255 0615 KUL 0715 CMB D 320 AK256 0815 CMB 1430 KUL D 320 The return airfare is just $59 currently.

Breaking : Air France A330 missing UPDATED

Breaking : An Air France A330-200, AF447, carrying 228 pax from Rio De Janeiro (RIO) to Paris (CDG) is missing from the radar screen. It is not clear in which FIR this incident occured. The flight was due to arrive at 1115. This is the first fatal incident ever reported of an Airbus A330, let’s…
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