Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1920 times:
Unfortunately from the information I have, BOS-MAD has been put on hold partly due to the fact the IB has not come to an agreement with the pilots for the new collective bargaining agreement. It seem thats right now it will be put on hold until next year, but you never know, things may change.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7184 posts, RR: 45 Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1756 times:
It would make sense since AA has a large operation in BOS and because there is probably also a fair amount of O&D traffic. However, I could also imagine that some route(s) may need to be cut back a little so as to accomodate new trans-Atlantic flights. Anyway, hopefully the collective bargaining agreement issues are dealt with soon and in a way favorable to both the employees and IB, and that a final decision is made soon.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7184 posts, RR: 45 Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
I guess that for the time being oneworld users will have to rely on connections either at LHR or JFK. If you think about it, Boston-area pax interested in visiting Spain and other destinations in Europe have the alternative of flying AA/BA through LHR. Same goes for Spaniards interested in flying to Boston
Do you think IB's long haul fleet is big enough? Has this been discussed inside the company?
I mean, do they have enough aircraft to add new destinations/frequencies?
Right now it is. The key to expanding right now in the short-term would be through wet-leasing. IB wants to have this leverage so that if the market experiences another fall...we will not be stuck with brand new aircraft out of service. On average right now I believe 2 340-300's are normally on reserve or undergoing revision...as you know...1 340-600 is under revision and 1-2 of the 747's are on reserve as well. So right now I think that there are plenty of aircraft available to open new destinations/frequencies.
As you know, IB has always been cautious about opening new routes(not a good thing in my opinion as the company should take more risks) which is why I dont agree with the delay in opening BOS and also not having the JFK-BCN non stop. Our market share to BCN From JFK has dropped dramatically due to DL having the non-stop and I believe that if US continues with their plan to open PHL-BCN in May....its going to hurt us more. BCN is booming in the cruise market and we are missing out by not serving it non stop. Hopefully SEPLA and IB reach a new bargaining agreement soon and maybe we have time to add some new flights this year. We shall see!
Fermarta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1297 times:
Quoting Iberia340600 (Reply 10): The key to expanding right now in the short-term would be through wet-leasing
Today, it has been announced here in Spain that, as Icaro had already posted in different threads, Iberia has reached wet-lease agreements with Air Atlanta (2 B747-400 and 2 B747-300) and Gestair (6 B757 for the shuttle MAD-BCN).
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1248 times:
Quoting Fermarta (Reply 11): Today, it has been announced here in Spain that, as Icaro had already posted in different threads, Iberia has reached wet-lease agreements with Air Atlanta (2 B747-400 and 2 B747-300) and Gestair (6 B757 for the shuttle MAD-BCN).
Was it announced to the press? Also, if I am not mistaken....it bascially inlcuded the 2747-400's already on wet lease and jsut changing the 2 747-300s back to wet lease if I am not mistaken. So in essence, IB is not gaining any aircraft from this.
HEGAN From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 984 times:
I find always interesting to enter in every topic related to IB, and I find (in general) that the line of the tread is very 'constructive' where the insiders give good information and where there isn't the aggressiveness of the A vs B debates (the idea would be that there is good 'talante')
Is true the Dalí's draws of the DC-10 disappeared?
HEGAN: Euskadiko Aeronautikako eta Espazioko Clusterra