Airblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1828 posts, RR: 10 Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
After the terrible event how took place on Milan Linate airport last Monday morning, the Italian aviation authority decided to close the R6 runway crossing and to put on service as soon as possible the new ground radar.
Very sad what happened and no comment about the grund radar story.
But some news coming from the future of Linate.
Actually Linate is operating under a special law who regulated the number of slots, flights number per carriers and destinations.
The Linate-Rome FCO route hasn't any flights number restrictions, but due to the few number of slots only AZ and AP could offer a great schedule.
On the LIN-London route each single carriers could have max 3 daily flights.
2 daily flights are allowed on these routes to:
1 daily flights per carrires to:
It's forbidden code-sharing.
Airport capacity:20 flights per hour.
This is the real situation:
during some hours (like at the SAS crashed) there were scheduled 25 flights per hours.
If you look at the timetable you could see a lot of code-sharing flights expecially between LH and AP.
In order to have as many as flights possible on some domestic routes AZ use for their flight the AZ team, express or Eurofly flight-code, but it use its own aircrafts.
What do you think about this situation??
Do you think it was better the first decision how took the Italian govern 4 years ago to keep only the LIN-FCO without the customs and moved all the other flights in MXP?? (this decision was blocked by the EU commision after the high pressure of some big carriers like BA,LH,AF and SK....)