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by mercure1
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which big airlines are not stock-based?
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Which big airlines are not stock-based?

I am not sure I see the point here. Regardless if a company has publicly available stocks, every company has a shareholder, be it the general public, investment groups, or government organizations. Per ICAO few years back something like 60% of the globes airlines have some form of government partici...

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government Wants to De-Privatize Alitalia
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Italian Government Wants to De-Privatize Alitalia

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1360383
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This is being well discussed in the existing AZ restructuring thread

See >>>
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1360383

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 365
Views: 50263

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

What engine thrust are they planning. More MTOW but low thrust seems to be an issue/risk no?
Can 33k lift the new higher MTOW from a normal Ry?

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 664
Views: 166388

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

LH Group still interested https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ge-results/ge-beats-on-eps-but-trims-cash-flow-target-shares-fall-idUSKBN1KA1A4 Italian transport minister says they desire to keep 51% of airline in Italian hands but outside investors for remaining OK. LH expects further talks with the g...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3177

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

LAXintl wrote:
A340-300 - $3.6 - 14.5M, $110-275,000

With something like 30 frames stored, and 50+ scrapped doubt it has much value ultimately.



Merci. Suppose frames will end up in sitting in the rain in Tarbes.

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

Air Tahiti Nui has made a move into the helicopter business to fill a void left when another operator closed down. A fleet of Airbus AS350 B2 single-engine and H135 twin-engine choppers now bears the Tahiti Nui livery after the airline formed a joint venture with French-Swiss helicopter company HBG....

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Belgium Diverted Due to "Glitch"
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Flights Over Belgium Diverted Due to "Glitch"

EuroControl Advisory EBBU ACC FDPS Failure The FDPS remains unstable, but recovering slowly. As a result all EBBU FIR is working at half capacity until 20h00 utc. The North / West combined and East combined sectors are currently regulated at rate 20/60 (20 aircraft per hour).NMOC will advise of any ...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3177

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Yes the generational shift in models certainly must depress older types in the market once they arrive in sufficient quantities.

Also for curiosity any value on A340s? Just wondering what TN will get out of their frames once 787s arrive later this year. Suppose only scrap value.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 120
Views: 16234

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Considering Airbus has been selling the A380 since 2001, some 17 years now, not sure how much longer things can limp along.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Propel
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Delta Propel

Delta program also allows for a DL employee with 3yrs/PPL on property to take LOA and come back to fly DL mainline when ready.

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Propel
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Delta Propel

They are getting a head start. Per usual

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 42055

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

TK announced its first flights at the new airport for Oct 31st. First 3 departures with appropriate symbolism will be flown to Ankara, Turkish Northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan. https://www.dailysabah.com/tourism/2018/07/14/turkish-airlines-to-make-first-flights-from-istanbul-new-airport-to-turkish-cyp...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

No more China or even Far East members please. Lets fill out the map with quality members in other regions instead.

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 8351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-turk ... 1001245958

Wow. :eyepopping:

TLV is like a domestic service for TK.
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Turkish Airlines adding tenth daily flight from Tel Aviv

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-turk ... 1001245958

Wow. :eyepopping:

TLV is like a domestic service for TK.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France transfer SXM route to Joon
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: Air France transfer SXM route to Joon

janders wrote:

When do first A350s arrive?


First of 10 planned for Joon arrive in 2019

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7406

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

TK makes money in markets other avoid - Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, etc.

They know how to make sweet lemonade from lemons, so don't see why they cant make the adversity in Venezuela to their advantage.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7406

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

L Why would pax originating in SCL, LIM or UIO choose to fly via CCS when they have multiple options to get to main destinations in ME/Asia on 2 stops and some of them even on 1-stop? Same reason, for example, clients buy tickets on TK from EZE even though the plane stops in GRU before proceeding t...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France transfer SXM route to Joon
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Air France transfer SXM route to Joon

Air France to transfer its Paris CDG – St Maarten service, effective 04 August 2018 till October 27 to Joon. http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-07-12-joon-recupere-le-paris-saint-martin-dair-france-5201615.html Who will operate route for winter 2018 season not yet clarified. (still shows core AF service...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 2106

Re: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities

For the record, there is no thing such as SQ Group. Its SIA Group.
SQ is one of the 22 entities within the group's portfolio of companies, subsidiaries, and partnerships.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7406

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/07/03/tur ... to-expand/
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Expanding in South America is a priority for TK per its CEO last month

https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/07/03/tur ... to-expand/

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish democrasy
Replies: 40
Views: 826

Re: Turkish democrasy

In true democratic spirit, President Erdogan has appointed his son-in-law as finance minister.... of 80 million inhabitans, he was the best qualified for the job.. , what are the oddd for that? . Mr.Albayrak is not some random person picked out of thin air.. He does have business and finance backgr...

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 8351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Macau flight prospects should benefit with the new Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau bridge that will allow consumers to more easily choose using MFM airport.

stylo777 wrote:
I don't believe any route can be profitable at all.


If no routes are profitable, how is it TK is earning profits and expects 2018 to be a good one?

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and KLM end Tehran service
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Air France and KLM end Tehran service

Both Air France and KLM are terminating their Tehran flights. Back in May, Air France has stated Tehran would be a summer only route, but now KLM also has pulled the plug including for summer 2019 season schedule also removed. Per French media the new economic sanctions placed on Iran make the servi...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian restructuring longhaul network, focus on US and China
Replies: 16
Views: 3503

Re: Austrian restructuring longhaul network, focus on US and China

Seems like OS does not have a clue if they are coming or going in the longhaul arena.

This year they also resumed service to Tokyo - 5x weekly.

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?

As OPer indicates NOU is linked to Paris via the long-established AF/SB partnership which transports 120,000 passengers annually via Japan. Also lets not forget political realities. French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity for France and very much connected to France politically and economically...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26494

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Honestly, the more they cut and shrink the network, the more its likely to fail. They don't have a realistic plan 1) The hub works on connecting passengers from various parts of the world. I get it some of the destinations may not be working for them, but if they are cutting places like Dhaka, whic...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'
Replies: 69
Views: 17633

Updated: According to Flightglobal fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'

Gulf Air management has confirmed that they will not take the 10 C-Series orders they placed in 2011. "I can confirm that we will not take her into our fleet fleet. We'll take the last necessary precautions with Bombardier." Gulf Air instead is set to build its the short- and medium-haul f...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26494

Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Etihad Airways new CEO Tony Douglas laid out carriers restructuring plan. > Business divided into seven divisions > Staff adjustments > Network reanalyzed > Review fleet needs > Product changes (premium economy coming) Story and 19-minute video interview with CEO https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 8351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Happy July everyone. I saw news that Pegasus will open a "sub-hub" (does that mean a focus city?) in Ankara to service Anatolia ethnic traffic - the large flow of migrant labor to/from Europe that routes via Ankara. As article states, Ankara demand will be largely split between Anadolujet ...

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25304

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

You guys ever figure out where Andrew Levy went?
Moxy?

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF KLM growth
Replies: 33
Views: 5723

Re: AF KLM growth

KLM growth is limited by AMS slot issues and airport at its maximum yearly movements.

At AF staff consultation last month it was mentioned groups primary hub growth opportunity was at CDG atleast for the next 3 years until Netherlands clarifies future of AMS restrictions.

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2420

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

It seems this news is largely old and already known. Back in April the CEO stated due prolonged sales slump of bikes in the US (down 12 percent in 2017) it was closing a plant in Missouri and instead built one in Thailand to serve that regions boom. It appears now this Thai plant will produce units ...

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Turkish Presidential Election

Total overseas votes was nearly 1.6mil.
Erdogan won the presidential vote by 11 million.
Erdogan even beat Ince in his own hometown and province.
The city versus rural debate is also overblown as Erdogan also won in both Istanbul and Ankara.

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's "Natural Share"?
Replies: 35
Views: 5193

Re: United's "Natural Share"?

PMUA+PMCO > new UA, in terms of ASMs.
Probably something like that.
While DL grew. The new UA floundered and retreated for ~5yrs post merger.

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Turkish Presidential Election

Congrats to all Turks. What an impressive display of democracy in action with 87 percent turn out and 7 parties vying for seats. For the presidential selection its clear the majority supported stability and continuety and not going back to the bad old days of Turkish coalition politics where leaders...

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by mercure1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5548

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

Out of curiosity do you have counts for CDGLAX? If I recall correctly that is the second largest US market from France.

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by mercure1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42077

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

they only have 3 gates now, who's going to give them more gates?

1 gate = 10 flts at best.

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by mercure1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28200

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

While we agree Hong Kong was likely a terrible performer for Delta, I am not sure routing via ICN is the best outcome for customers, especially those in non-US gateways looking to get to Hong Kong. The via ICN routing creates an second additional connection stop, when there are so many US-HKG nonsto...

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by mercure1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 5548

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

Thank you for posting. Across Atlantic, it really shows the dominance of links to London from the US. For Latin interesting to see only two routes from MIA. Was always under impression Miami was US hub for Latin America flying especially with the benefit of AA hub feed. Also for Pacific impressive l...

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by mercure1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 42055

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/201 ... t-tomorrow

Will he be in his A330?
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First non-test aircraft planned to land at the airport will be on Thursday when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to make visit to new airport.

https://www.dailysabah.com/business/201 ... t-tomorrow

Will he be in his A330?

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19613

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

AFKL board on Thursday has presented new proposal to the Air France Central Works Council in order to respond to the concerns expressed by employees. The inter-union council however has decided to maintain strike plans for 23-26 June saying parties were scheduled to meet again on Monday. http://www....

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia investigated for money Laundering
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: Air Asia investigated for money Laundering

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already being discussed

viewtopic.php?t=1395315

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19613

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-06-09-ai ... 99994.html
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Its the coallition of 10 unions

(more details in French)
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-06-09-ai ... 99994.html

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 9021

Re: MH to retain A380s

I hate to see how the cabins end up looking after these pilgrim flights.

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19613

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

http://www.france24.com/en/20180609-air ... e-end-june

Also reports that interim non-executive chairperson will meet with unions next week and present a new offer aimed at ending the dispute.
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Next set of strikes announced - 4days commencing June 23.

http://www.france24.com/en/20180609-air ... e-end-june

Also reports that interim non-executive chairperson will meet with unions next week and present a new offer aimed at ending the dispute.

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by mercure1
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21286

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfNuv4RUEAE70AG.jpg:large
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CA A330 arrived FNJ also. Media says part of preparations to move N. Korean delegation to Singapore.


Image

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfNuv4RUEAE70AG.jpg:large

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by mercure1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 42055

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

http://www.kokpit.aero//image/data/3.%2 ... ndir-2.jpg
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I saw nice photo of runways complete

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Apparently, EASA calibration flights have been completed and runways are usable.

http://www.kokpit.aero//image/data/3.%2 ... ndir-2.jpg

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by mercure1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 9211

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

It seems tourism to Turkey is back strong. I see many French tour operators actively selling packages to Turkey.
Its funny how from year to year the how the popularity of destinations can change so much.

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 664
Views: 166388

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Should a taxpayer pay to save a private Company? Seems right to you? Personally, I would have no problem. A national airline can very much be a key component of a nation's infrastructure and be a utility. Matter of fact I think the problem goes back to AZ being privatized to begin with. Should have...

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