hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2499 times:
Quoting LIPZ (Reply 3): For me AZ needs to expand significantly its long-haul network, which is where they can gain more profit.
Of course they need more long-haul aircrafts to do that, but this is an old story
Not really, LX remains profitable with a very small long-haul network. AZ needs to expand in its niche markets, moves such as opening FCO-GIG or expanding NRT are certainly a step in the right direction.
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
Quoting mikey72 (Reply 5): Good news for LH. I wonder if they can wave their magic wand at British Midland. (Have to be a bloody big wand)
(wuntar being the operative word)
All UK airlines operating from LHR are making losses... Eventually something has to give... There is too much competition at LHR and in the UK in general.
Quoting Burkhard (Reply 1): Things have changed to the good. And the first half year wasn't an easy one, thanks to Eeya...
Well, Alitalia's ontime performance is not bad. I fly them regularly and I seldom had a hug delay. The only thing I do not like is transfers in Rome between Zone A or B to Zone G or H. It is such a long walk! The onboard services is also minimal.
mikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 6): All UK airlines operating from LHR are making losses...
I have ONE word in reply to that....BANKS..once (if) the City picks up the airlines will pick up...NYC and London are twins...that takes care of BA..the others..i dunno..depends how long we're all skint for ?
The bast*rds won't lend us any money...and we're paying for them. AAAAArrrrrgggggghhhhhh
Flying is like sex - I've never had all I wanted but occasionally I've had all I can stand.
Giancavia From Jamaica, joined Feb 2010, 1613 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 7): I don't know that that is much of an achievement; I think most carriers have seen a dramatic turn around YOY for the first half of 2010.
Hmm it's not much of an achievement to half your losses.. be more punctual.. gain more passengers.. achieve a better customer satisfaction level and increase revenue all in the space of a year at an airline that has been going through the crapper for as long as anyone can remember??
konrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 552 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
Quoting 777 (Thread starter): Some good news from AZ.
Losses cut by half compared to the same period of 2009, more pax, more revenue, more customer satisfaction, more punctuality.
That means that despite all the changes they are still burning cash, going a bit slower, though.
Are they any "new" measures foreseen, more cuts or savings, or is everyone happy with the current condition?