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by runway23
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 53
Views: 9269

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

They really seem to have no clue what they are doing. They seem to want to break a record for the number of times one can change a livery.

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by runway23
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal to fly LIS-EZE in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3513

Re: TAP Portugal to fly LIS-EZE in 2019

TP has been rumored to possibly start LIS-YUL last year, is that plan shelved or could they still announce YUL ?

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by runway23
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 68
Views: 12933

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

YXXMIKE wrote:
There seems to be some speculation from Flieger Faust that Ilyushin Finance have found a client for their 20 frames and he specifically mentions an airline with lots of red in their livery. Thoughts?


Qantaslink ? They have 20 717s.

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by runway23
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 97
Views: 21979

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

727200 wrote:
Does anyone have the break down on cabin capacity from the 767?


763: 24J 187Y
7M8: 16Y+, 153Y

Overall a 20% loss in number of seats.

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by runway23
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 97
Views: 21979

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

Eirules wrote:
Significant downgrade for business passengers with no flat bed


In fact there's no more business class, the flight is sold as Y and Y+

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by runway23
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5322

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

Given that the majority of passengers travelling on EK between LHR and DXB will be connecting to other EK services, BA are doing quite well in operating up to 3 flights a day based on O&D demand only. You're very much downsizing the fact that BA have a hub in LHR and can feed LHR-DXB as much as...

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by runway23
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24360

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

New AA Routes:

Route Aircraft Flights Begin
LAX-EZE Boeing 787-9 Dec. 19
DFW-OAX Embraer E175 Dec. 19
MIA-GEO Airbus A319 Dec. 20
MIA-PEI Airbus A319 Dec. 20
MIA-COR Boeing 767-300 Apr. 2, 2019

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by runway23
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15172

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread

EChid wrote:

Even YUL barely has direct access to Asia (all we have is PEK and PVG


YUL also has NRT

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by runway23
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 8010

Re: Ryanair to acquire 75 % shares of Laudamtion

PanHAM wrote:
Looks like Mr. Lauda got cold feet. The dip into the Cookie jar was too big, obviously. I hope he doesn't have to Change his Name , Niki O'Lauda


Or he flipped a quick profit or didn't get enough funding. Many possible reasons here.

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by runway23
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Blerg wrote:
How many aircraft does easyJet have in Basel and Geneva? What about Swiss in GVA?


Swiss has 7 based in Geneva + 2 ZRH night stops + 1 A330 to JFK.

easyjet in GVA has 14 aircraft based + equivalent of 11-12 touching aircraft.

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by runway23
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

One has to be very careful with what the media has quoted based on the interview Kluhr gave to Agefi, the story is a lot different to what was posted above (the article is very long in French, here are the main ideas): "At Geneva if we were to fail in our objective to be profitable again, the L...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

I can't help thinking that the decision in favour of Eurowing has already been made. There was no real reason to raise the subject of Eurowings again, so it seems to me that after a long silence, this new interview is simply meant to gradually prepare the public opinion and their staff of a coming ...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Swiss will remove snacks and beverages for passengers with Economy Light tickets in short-haul flights. A bottle of water and the traditionnal chocolate will still be provided. This cut concerns GVA flights only... for the moment. Reason: Swiss is loosing money in Geneva. Geneva serves as LH groups...

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by runway23
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6221

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

BCN was a technical stop, not a destination. They obviously could not transport passengers between BCN and MAD because that would entail cabotage and I believe is disallowed anywhere in the world. They couldn’t sell BCN-MAD-BCN tickets but they could sell tickets from BCN and MAD to the rest of the...

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by runway23
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Re: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly

I know it’s likely to be slot shuffling between airlines, but for an airport claiming to be full, it’s got quite a bit of route expansion this year. New Cobalt to Larnaca, Hainan to Changsha, extra Ethiopian, extra Jet Airways, new China Southern route, extra JAL, new United route to Denver, new BA...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 35918

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I have to say the new yellow that you see in their app, airport screens, chocolate given out onboard does look a lot better than the old yellow - it does look fresh.

It's just a pity the new yellow didn't make it onto their planes.

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by runway23
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Geneva airport closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2182

Re: Geneva airport closed

Not Swiss airports, GVA. It's not that bad from what i've been told. Two to three inches of snow downtown and its traffic mayhem. Weather forecasters warned people starting three days ago about the upcoming strong snowfalls expected following the Siberian cold air, but still... Useless There was ac...

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by runway23
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

SR380 wrote:

Is it because the demand is high, or the 787 not yet available?


It's ET, they stick any plane flying anywhere. Not much to interpret here.

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by runway23
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13675

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

MAH4546 wrote:

Europeans love Miami. Always have, and continue to. And a weaker U.S. dollar will help driving more European tourists to South Florida.


Lots of Europeans are avoiding the U.S. now because of Trump's policies, those that are avoiding won't be lured by a weaker dollar.

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by runway23
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6197

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

yycdel wrote:
Where are the 333 coming from?


Weren't there rumours a while ago that AA's 333 might go to AC ?

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by runway23
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 5539

Re: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet

Interesting how supposedly Eurowings and the fancy Swiss will have the same configuration. I guess that’s just Europe... Ironically Swiss had for a long time the highest density of seats on their 320 fleet of all LHG carriers. So nothing new there. For a while Swiss even had more seats on the 320s ...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41635

Re: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI

According to an interview in Austrias newspaper "Österreich" today Lauda will start with 15 aircraft in March (beginning of the summer scedule). He has an undersigned agreement with LH for the use of those aircraft, something which IAG/Vueling could not present at the negotiations last ni...

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by runway23
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?
Replies: 42
Views: 9670

Re: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?

hynithuchi wrote:
Seems JU has closed their flights to GVA again, so it looks as it won't happen. But don't blame me, I'm sure they didn't read my post.. :D


This route would be better suited to Wizzair. IIRC when Swiss started and briefly had the route to themselves it performed not too badly

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by runway23
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

stylo777 wrote:
Why is LX skipping rows 18-24 on their 320s?


The skip rows on 319s also. It makes it easier when they change airbus aircraft allocated to a specific flight. Reduces number of passenger seat allocations that have to be changed.

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by runway23
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 17378

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

How would that only shave 53 minutes off the flight time? Unless they were only in that extreme jet stream for a little of the flight. I was on a January flight from EWR to EDI and we sat at the gate for an hour after our scheduled departure time and still arrived 30 minutes early, and had to wait ...

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by runway23
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203037

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

The rumoured Brazilian scheme looks quite similar to the new branding in the lounges and on the new business class picture LH put out a few weeks ago.

Wouldn't be surprised if the new livery is very similar to that.

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by runway23
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 13994

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Poor Baumgartner. All airlines he leads end up in bankruptcies With pretty much the same exact strategy between SR and EY only 20 years apart... He went through the grounding of SR yet believed EY was immune to a similar fate. It does look like rather than going bust EY will just continue to die sl...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 13994

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Weren't there rumours also that the A330 passenger fleet is on the way out too ?

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by runway23
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Are there plans to fold Edelweiss into EW in the future given that WK is basically a leisure destination carrier just like EW? I doubt it unless LH Group wants to reposition their Swiss holiday carrier. Edelweiss is a well known and respected airline. Whilst charter/holiday Edelweiss has a very sol...

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by runway23
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

SR380 wrote:
Donald Trump just annonces he will be assisting the WEF in Davos. Is it possible that the VC-25s will visit ZRH? Or will they land in Ramstein and commute by helicopter like they did in Evian-Les-Bains for the G8?


Air Force One landed at and took off from GVA when Bush was at Evian.

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by runway23
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15476

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Pity for them they WEREN'T arrested. In America, we have this funny thing called "free speech". I know it isn't for everyone I know, but it works, and is recognized by all of our courts. They could have made a hell of a lot of money on this one, and would never have to fly Porter again in...

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by runway23
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria
Replies: 26
Views: 6686

Re: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria

Between this and the recent routes from Luton, Wizzair are definitely moving westwards now. Will be interesting to see how they continue to expand and how the others respond.

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by runway23
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Does anybody know if passengers flying Ethiopian's AAD-MXP-GVA flight will have to debord the aircraft at MXP and rebord again after immigration, or not? Question 2, will Ethiopian sell tickets for the GVA-MXP sector? When Kuwait Airways flew GVA-FRA-KWI, they did sell GVA-FRA tickets. This flight ...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 16909

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

With the Kosovar population in Switzerland it is obvouly no problem to make Pristina a profitable destination, all the better for them. Niche destinations like TLN, Pula etc operated during the Summer highseason only respond to a demand from TO's and are really marketed like Charter flights used to...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Etihad Regional be replaced by something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: Will Ethiad Regional be replaced by something else?

It has left some Swiss domestic routes without competition, such as Lugano-Zurich where now LX is the only player. F7 had abandoned LUG-ZRH a while ago, I'd say about 2 years ago or so. The route has competition with the rail. In any case LX's 4 daily Q400 flights represent an enormous amount of ca...

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by runway23
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

SWISS now operates MCT to ZRH nonstop to compete against WY... not quite ;) I saw that they cancelled the MCT-DXB-ZRH sector last night and the plane was ferried back to ZRH nonstop from MCT. There seem to be some issues lately at DXB, many times aircraft are heavily delayed into the airport with l...

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by runway23
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14300

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

LH can grow from their own ressources. They don't have a Monopoly,, Niki is a leisure Flyer, better, was a leisure Flyer and there is enough competition in that field. Most stupid decision by the EU commission. Niki will seize flying tomorrow, leaving passengers stranded all over Europe. Please pas...

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by runway23
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 4641

Re: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled

Plane has been christened "Nelson" after the CEO's (Julian Cooke) dog and FlyBondi's office mascot. Those old enough to remember some history will know that Julian Cook’s previous dog, Baboo, was the inspiration behind his first airline flyBaboo. The dog was also the airline’s mascot and ...

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by runway23
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6587

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

I’d say the real surprise is the lack of TXL-CGN it is the glaring major domestic route pair which is missing.

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by runway23
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6587

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

I think the largest surprise here is (if you exempt MXP, CDG) the lack of connectivity to their largest hubs (LGW, GVA, LTN) or others of significant size (MAN, BRS, NCE, LYS, NAP, VCE, AMS). There's pretty much almost no overlap at this stage with SXF which is quite interesting seeing the potential...

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by runway23
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10938

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

Are there really any interesting slots left once easyjet start in TXL ?

Surely the airport in more need of competition is DUS.

This might be FR blowing smoke once again.

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by runway23
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Yeah from a ZRH based carrier, I agree we can't expect a lot regarding GVA, but by reading your latest post, even Ethiopia or Honk Kong or anywhere else based airline are unrealistic for GVA. It may seem that those 45 years in GVA have got your realism a little too pessimistic but as, a newcomer in...

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by runway23
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 60
Views: 14420

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

From anothoer article: [...]IAG CEO Willie Walsh said Joon was a “hybrid” rather than “a very low-cost operation,” adding: “I’m not sure what Air France is doing there.” Designing a New Airline for Hipsters (And Air France Investors) Basically they are doing what they can. The unions aren’t make AF...

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by runway23
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Honestly LX loses tons of money ex GVA on their short haul network and only manages to break even thanks to JFK. GVA-ZRH contributes very favorably to the network (but goes under ZRH P&L AFAIK) so neither of these two routes are going anywhere... That said, the leadership Swiss have in GVA are s...

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by runway23
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF
Replies: 51
Views: 9610

Re: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF

SFO-YEG seems to be the exception. Minimal connections on the YEG end, and while there are obviously copious connections on UA available at SFO, I'm not sure which ones would be geared to YEG residents. I guess those further south in California or Latin America... but for TransPac you would expect ...

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by runway23
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2557

Re: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

JP have announced 6 new routes out of LJU (including GVA), it seems the F7 turboprops are making their way eastwards and possibly under Slovenian register. Seems the F7 deal was all about the planes and nothing else. The writing is on the wall for F7... With that being the case what will happen to ...

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by runway23
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2557

Re: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

JP have announced 6 new routes out of LJU (including GVA), it seems the F7 turboprops are making their way eastwards and possibly under Slovenian register. Seems the F7 deal was all about the planes and nothing else. The writing is on the wall for F7...

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by runway23
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Basically GVA have always refused EKs requests for A380 flights to GVA as EK have mainly requested them during busy days of the year. For example they requested an A380 on a Saturday before Christmas and after New Years. ...interesting; so why didn't they use an additional 77W than? They had 3 flig...

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by runway23
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94641

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Basically GVA have always refused EKs requests for A380 flights to GVA as EK have mainly requested them during busy days of the year. For example they requested an A380 on a Saturday before Christmas and after New Years. The effect would have meant closing the runway for 15 Minutes to all other traf...

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by runway23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3261

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

Wow. This airline just refuses to die. Even cats now agree that Alitalia has more lives than they do... That said, will be interesting to see if NBO brings added value for AZ (or just fills up on KQ transfer transfer pax). JNB will be tough also, the ME3+TK drain a lot of traffic and a tag to CPT w...

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