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Routes News - August 19, 2018

This week in Routes News:
-Starting October 27, United Airlines' Boeing 767-400 will now be flying it's Washington to Zurich route instead of Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The company's 767-400 aircraft will operate daily throughout the winter season which ends March 30. The route is flown with the following schedule:
UA052 IAD 17:55-07:55+1 ZRH / UA053 ZRH 11:35-15:10 IAD
-Starting October 28, Qatar Airways will be adding a third daily frequency from Doha to Male in the Maldives. Qatar's Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft will operate this extra daily frequency with the following schedule:
QR676 DOH 05:20-12:20 MLE / QR677 MLE 18:30-21:40 DOH
-Starting November 15, Gulf Air will be replacing Airbus A330-200 service from Bahrain to Bangkok with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service connecting the cities. This route is served daily, with varying schedules.
-Starting November 15, Frontier Airlines will be introducing new international services from Raleigh. New destinations include: Cancun (three weekly), Montego Bay (two weekly) and Punta Cana (two weekly) all these new services will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft.
-Starting Daecember 18, China Southern Airlines will commence operations on a new route connecting Shenyang with Los Angeles. This new service will be operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flight will be flown under the following schedule:
CZ609 SHE 01:20-21:00-1 LAX / CZ610 LAX 00:40-05:10+1 SHE
-Starting April 1, 2019, KLM has announced it will be increasing it's frequency to Tokyo's Narita Airport from Amsterdam. The new service will be operated by KLM's fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The route will be flown on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with the following schedule:
KL863 AMS 17:40-11:55+1 NRT / KL864 NRT 13:50-18:25 AMS
-On September 2, 2019, Air Tahiti Nui has planned to retire it's Airbus A340-300 aircraft with a one-way flight from Papeete to Auckland. This will see the end for four-engined jets at Air Tahiti Nui as Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners takeover from there Airbus counterparts.
-Thomas Cook Airlines UK has announced that it will not be bringing back it's three weekly seasonal service connecting Manchester with Boston. This summer, Thomas Cook has operated Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route.