Monday, January 31, 2011

Air Astana: International Routes, 2011

From the interactive route map at Air Astana's website. The national airline of Kazakhstan is named after the country's new capital, although confusingly the airline's central hub continues to be the older, larger, erstwhile capital, Almaty. Air Astana uses a combination of Airbus A320, B757 and B767 aircraft to link Almaty to London, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, China, Russia, Delhi, Abu Dhabi and several regional and domestic destinations. The city of Astana itself is, according to Wikipedia, linked to Istanbul, Frankfurt, Moscow, Urumqi, Novosibirsk, Abu Dhabi, and Yekaterinburg, and seasonally to Hanover, although this is not shown on the airline's website.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Etihad Airways: African, European & North American Routes, 2011

Etihad is far behind its rival Emirates, especially in terms of African routes. It had fewer North American destinations (and has no A380s) although it has successfully served Chicago O'Hare non-stop with an A340-500 for more than a year. The airline also links Abu Dhabi with smaller cities like Geneva, Minsk, Kiev, Brussels, and Dublin.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Egyptair: the African Routes, 2011

Egyptair has long had a strong presence in connecting the continent's largest city and its headquarters, Cairo, with the rest of Africa. This includes three cities in Nigeria, as well as the city of Juba, capital of South Sudan, which has just recently voted for independence.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Iceland Express: New Routes, 2011

A small, back-of-the-ticket-jacket route map showing fast-growing low-cost Iceland Express's bold expansion plans for the coming year across North America, including especially the rather unusual choice of Winnipeg. Clearly marketing this new service to British customers. Note that Reykjavík is shown as the connection point, when it is technically the international airport at Keflavík where the change of planes takes place.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Air Congo Poster

A promotional poster for Air Congo's intercontinental jet services.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Air Congo: Jet Service a Republique du Rwanda

A vintage poster celebrating Air Congo (a Sabena-backed entity) whose four-engined jets soared southward from Europe to Rwanda.

Monday, January 10, 2011

KLM: Amsterdam-Chicago

The inaugural Chicago-to-Amsterdam flight of KLM, showing the outline of the B747 which is still used on the route today.