Routes and services update
14 / 10 / 2009
VOLGA-Dnepr’s AirBridgeCargo has introduced a new freighter service between Amsterdam Schiphol (The Netherlands) and Almaty (Kazakhstan), which will route via Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.
EMIRATES Airline is to expand its services to and from Kerala (India) by nine flights per week from 1 December. This brings the total flights for Emirates to Kerala up to 37. With the increase in the number of flights, the total cargo carried by the airline from the state will go up from 340 tonnes every week to 440 tonnes.
AIR China – using a B747-400F – is to launch a three-times-a-week freighter service to and from Shanghai to Italy’s Malpensa Airport in Milan. The service will route through Beijing and Vienna.
AIR France-KLM and Delta Air Lines have successfully completed their transatlantic joint venture. The airlines will fly non-stop between Amsterdam and 20 other north Atlantic destinations.
AMERICAN Airlines has delayed the launch of its Chicago-Beijing service by four weeks, from 4 May 2010 to 1 May instead.
RUSSIA’S Transaero and Austrian Airlines are to operate the Moscow-Vienna route in partnership. The new service will involve two flights a day in each direction. The move is part of Transaero’s plan to further develop its international network in the new year.
KAZAKHSTAN’S DETA Air has started a twice-weekly ‘Silk Way’ freighter service using a DC-10-40 from Almaty and Shymkent to Hong Kong and Istanbul.