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