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Air China launches the Chengdu-Tokyo Narita route today

Air China (Beijing) today (September 22) launched a new route from Chengdu to Tokyo (Narita). Flights are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays. With the flight number CA423/4, the flights depart from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport at 8:00 a.m. (0800) and arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport at 1:40 p.m. (1340) local time. The return flights depart from Tokyo Narita Airport at 2:50 p.m. (1450) and arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport at 7:20 p.m. (1920) local time.

Previously, Air China launched three routes from Chengdu to Japan, including the Chengdu-Beijing-Tokyo and Chengdu-Shanghai-Nagoya routes with flights available daily, and the Chengdu-Dalian-Osaka route with three flights available every week.

Copyright Photo: Sam Chui. Boeing 737-89L B-5198 (msn 36491) in the beautiful “Peony” color scheme departs from Beijing.

JAL to operate the last Boeing 747 flight in February

JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) is quickly reducing its fleet. The final
747-400 (D) (domestic) flight will operate in October, while the international 747-400 aircraft will remain in service until February 2011. This drastic cut is being made possible by slashing routes and capacity
as well as a higher utilization of its Boeing 767-300s and 777s as the airline reorganizes.

JAL has been a long-time operator of the Boeing 747 (40 years). It took delivery of its first Boeing 747-146 (JA8101) on April 22, 1970.

Copyright Photo: Sam Chui. Boeing 747-446 JA8920 (msn 27648) once carried the special “Sammurai Blue 2006” livery. It is pictured departing from Sydney.

Air China to order 20 additional Boeing 737-800s

Air China (Beijing) is planning to order 20 additional Boeing 737-800s for deliveries in the 2013-2015 period.

Copyright Photo: Sam Chui. The beautiful “Peony”, specifically Boeing 737-89L B-5198 (msn 36491), takes off from the Beijing base.

Thai Airways International gets approval to order seven A330-300s and eight 777-300 ERs

Thai Airways International (Bangkok) has received board approval to order seven new Airbus A330-300s and eight Boeing 777-300 ERs according the WSJ.

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Copyright Photo: Sam Chui. Thai’s Boeing 777-3D7 HS-TKF (msn 29214) climbs beautifully at Phuket.

OzJet Airlines ceases all operations


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OzJet Airlines (Melbourne) ceased all operations on May 21, 2009 after its owner HeavyLift Cargo Airlines declared it would no longer support the subsidiary. Previously the airline had suspended scheduled flights on March 12, 2006 and was operating charter flights. The shut down came after Perth Airport refused to handle the carrier until the unpaid bills were paid. OzJet had three Boeing 737-200s based in Perth operating flights to Derby and sub-service flights for travel company IndoJet Asia (Bali). The airline originally commenced operations on November 29, 2005.