Star Alliance Route Announcements:  May 2 – May 13, 2016

Star Alliance Route Announcements: May 2 – May 13, 2016

 

AIR CANADA:

Montreal – Rome effective February 27 BEGINS 3x/week service.

Toronto – Liberia effective December 24 increases from 4x/week to 5x/week (Rouge).

Vancouver – Cancun effective December 15 increases from 1x/week to 2x/week (Rouge).

Vancouver – Puerto Vallarta effective December 17 increases from 1x/week to 2x/week (Rouge).

 

AIR NEW ZEALAND:

Auckland – Buenos Aires effective December 12 increases from 3x/week to 4x/week.

Auckland – Shanghai effective December 17 increases from 7x/week to 10x/week.

 

ASIANA:

Seoul – Fukuoka effective between May 9 and May 27 decreases from 3x/day to 2x/day.

Seoul – Istanbul effective May 1 is reduced from 5x/week to 3x/week.

Seoul – Istanbul effective June 1 increases from 3x/week to 4x/week.

Seoul – Istanbul effective June 26 decreases from 4x/week to 3x/week.

Seoul – Istanbul effective July 18 increases from 3x/week to 6x/week.

Seoul – Istanbul effective August 9 decreases from 6x/week to 5x/week.

Seoul – Tokyo (NRT) effective between May 9 and May 27 increases from 4x/day to 5x/day.

 

AUSTRIAN:

Vienna – Shanghai effective between September 6 and October 24 is reduced from 1x/day to 6x/week.

 

EGYPTAIR:

Cairo – Guangzhou effective July 11 increases from 5x/week to 1x/DAY.

 

ETHIOPIAN:

Addis Ababa – Lome – Sao Paulo effective May 21 is replaced by Addis Ababa – Sao Paulo (Lome is removed as a technical stop).

 

EVA:

Taipei – Chicago effective November 2 BEGINS 4x/week service.

Taipei – New York (JFK) effective October 3 increases from 10x/week to 14x/week.

 

TURKISH:

Ankara – Athens effective July 1 BEGINS 2x/week service.

Istanbul – Dubrovnik effective May 31 increases from 3x/week to 5x/week.

Istanbul – Johannesburg – Durban effective October 30 increases from 4x/week to 5x/week.

Istanbul – Johannesburg – Maputo effective October 30 increases from 3x/week to 5x/week.

Istanbul – Mahe effective October 31 BEGINS 3x/week service.

Istanbul – Taipei effective October 30 decreases from 7x/week to 5x/week.

 

UNITED:

Chicago – Brussels effective May 9 was increased from 4x/week to 6x/week.

Chicago – Brussels effective May 16 decreases from 6x/week to 4x/week.

 

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H/T:  AirlineRoute.net



South African Airways Back In Safari Game Trophy Transit Business

South African Airways Back In Safari Game Trophy Transit Business

I was hoping that this was not true when I first heard of it.

After contacting several reliable sources, I’m honestly saddened to say that South African has turned back its policy and is once again shipping Safari / Hunting Game Trophies.

What is sad about this is the fact the SAA was leading the charge when they announced the ban in April 2015.  Airlines lined up behind SAA with similar policies, but it was SAA that was the first to make a substantial stand and took the brunt of the criticism from the pro-hunting lobby.

It looks like the pro-Hunting lobby had gotten to SAA with veiled threats regarding the economic loss they’ll incur by not flying hunters to the animal’s death camps.  And apparently SAA is only thinking with dollar signs (or Rand signs as it were) in their short-sighted minds.

If there was one airline that I would think would take a tough stand against the eradication of threatened animals it would be SAA.   Considering the vibrant Bushveld full of beautiful critters that you’ll find in South Africa, its a shame that the nation’s flag-carrier wants to be part of the problem.

The murder of ‘Cecil’ apparently rang hollow on these foolish hypocrites…..