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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: 67
Views: 11053

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: 4488

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: 6397

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: 6397

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: 10561

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 41
Replies: 508
Views: 90316

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: 58
Views: 11693

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 41
Replies: 508
Views: 90316

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: 9038

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: 2453

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: 2453

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 41
Replies: 508
Views: 90316

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 41
Replies: 508
Views: 90316

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: 3094

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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by runway23
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4519

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/egyptai ... -1.4401108


And Boeing has what to do with this exactly?


Clearly this is an order that was lost by the 737Max, the closest competitor to the CSeries...
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MileHFL400 wrote:
Cyow wrote:
Keep those orders coming! Poor Boeing. :rotfl:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/egyptai ... -1.4401108


And Boeing has what to do with this exactly?


Clearly this is an order that was lost by the 737Max, the closest competitor to the CSeries...

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by runway23
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10903

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Yahnih wrote:

Can someone else name a national airline that doesn’t have their country’s name in it??? Air Italy makes sense without being too similar to Alitalia


Etihad
Lufthansa
KLM
Qantas
Aeroflot
Aer Lingus

The list goes on...

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by runway23
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7494

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

However seeing the article mentions GVA as a city to be launched soon, an ADD-GVA-ORD doesn’t seem that far fetched. They’d most likely obtain 5th freedom rights on that routing also.

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by runway23
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 57371

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I think easyjet is very unlikely. According to AirInsight, this order is for a combination of models, and I don't see Easyjet operating CS100. They have been replacing their A319s with A320s for several years (soon A321). Why go back to a 133 pax model? I don't agree here. easyJet is going to large...

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by runway23
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 57371

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

My bet based on a number of factors is on easyJet. Even on numerically larger orders than 30, they usually break them down into tranches of 30's, so just a coincidence? That was one of them, easyJet love to order 30 aircraft at a time - it avoids Stelios getting too angry... The other reasons were:...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LGW operate under LH brand?
Replies: 12
Views: 2024

Re: Will LGW operate under LH brand?

A number of Eurowings markets from TXL and DUS are showing Q400 operated flights starting next week already.

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by runway23
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3391

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

Adria (seems JP not Adria CH - F7) have announced they will base 2 aircraft (type not clear) at BRN this coming winter. The flight times seem to correspond very closely to what skywork did previously. Begs the question will Adria take over 2 Dorniers or Saabs that Skywork used to operate ? https://w...

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by runway23
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to enter Inter Island Canary routes market from October 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Re: Air Europa to enter Inter Island Canary routes market from October 2017

What I'm wondering about, why do all these inter island flights use Tenerife North as their Tenerife destination? Never saw any inter island flights at Tenerife South. Seems odd to me since South is the biggest of the two and therefor has the most connections. I think these inter-island flights are...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU airlines in trouble graph.
Replies: 20
Views: 5953

Re: EU airlines in trouble graph.

The main thing is oil is low right now. When it hits 100$ again airlines in Europe will drop like flies (excepting the large groups) if not disciplined.

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by runway23
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 508
Views: 90316

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Swiss is launching ZRH-BOD (12x weekly), ZRH-MRS (3x weekly), ZRH-KBP (4x weekly) from next March and/or April.

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by runway23
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3391

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

There are people who say that you cannot make money with a Dornier 328 even with a 100 per cent load factor (and then there is of course Sun Air of Denmark). Sun Air is different - Billund has no real nearby alternatives so they can charge a premium and get good yield which covers the high cost per...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

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

oh god..how sad. I think both Lugano and Bern are done for the time being.... Well LUG will continue having ZRH service with LX and it is very hard to imagine LUG-GVA being left without service (it was the reason why both Darwin and Baboo were launched) - one way or another I think that route will ...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 153594

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Apparently easyJet are to hold a press conference in Berlin at 2PM today.

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by runway23
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

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

Most likely if Darwin becomes an ACMI carrier then GVA-LUG would probably be operated for LX, ZRH-LUG could also be operated for LX as a Saab 2000 would make more sense than a Q400. Somehow I really doubt 4K just went in and bought F7 without knowing the airline had a bleak future and could potentia...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 29312

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

I am sure a good amount of those booked their AB flights after bankruptcy was declared. It is beyond me why people still buy tickets with AB. It is standard PR spin to prove Iceland will suffer by blocking the aircraft. Wait for media reports about aircraft condition to follow. Isavia should just p...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to open base in Bordeaux in 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: easyJet to open base in Bordeaux in 2018

BOD-NTE could probably work, there’s no real rail alternative right now, surprising that volotea never tried that route.

Paris is unlikely as TGV is only a 2 hour ride.

My bets for the 5 new routes are MAD, FCO, AGP, BIA and ZRH. OPO would be up against FR therefore probably given a pass.

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by runway23
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to open base in Bordeaux in 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 892

easyJet to open base in Bordeaux in 2018

easyJet have announced they will open a base in BOD from spring 2018 with 3 aircraft based there. 5 new routes (not yet announced) will also be launched. The airline will continue to operate from the LCC tin-shed terminal named Billy. The airline already has a 28% market share in Bordeaux. Quite a l...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 22259

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

oldannyboy wrote:
I could see the LH group placing an order in the not too distant future....


LH Group already have one with LX...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 508
Views: 90316

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Even if I am not proud of it, I have been traveling many time from Lyon. It’s only 1h30 from Geneva by car, the train takes you directly to the airport and fares are sometime 20-30% cheaper! It is insane what LX charges passengers from Geneva or Zürich! What about the rumors that some AB aircrafts ...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 508
Views: 90316

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

I am wondering of the fact that flying from LYS is WAY cheaper than from Geneva, therefore some people from GVA are going there by train/car to have better fares, then connect through ZRH, has anything to do with this cancelation... It was a sweet deal No it was mainly motivated by needing aircraft...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 18
Views: 4482

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

Is anybody else confused by the sheer number of special operating structures within the various entities at LH? Cityline Jump Brussels airlines Tyrolean airways LH mainline Austrian Air Berlin wet lease Eurowings Germanwings Air Dolomiti Revenue management must be a headache! Seems ripe for some co...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 508
Views: 90316

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

They did the same thing when LX ended TLS/ZRH. After a few months only is was curtains again and I can't see them being more sucessful with LYS/ZRH. LX obviously couldn't make it work with all the connecting traffic through ZRH and I seriously doubt the O/D traffic will be sufficient for 3 daily fl...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3391

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

Perhaps Darwin and Etihad could feed tourists into the Bernese Oberland area; together with bus connections to Interlaken. Etihad have nothing more to do with Darwin, who belongs to Adria now. Looking at all the previous airlines operating out of BRN and all folded, I doubt that Darwin ( or Adria S...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3391

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

Another swiss regional airline bites the dust.

Maybe a good opportunity for Darwin to serve some destinations from BRN in case Skywork doesn’t survive.

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by runway23
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

There are reasons why they do not use the slots at FRA for flights to SXF or HAM and the reason is not missing slots at the destinations. So you really believe that FR who has bases in Germany for years now would suddenly attract attention because they start some domestic flights from FRA? Unlikely...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

VS11 wrote:
Is air Berlin going to be part of oneworld or star?


Air Berlin is currently part of oneworld. However come October 28th there won't be anymore Air Berlin.

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

tommy1808 wrote:
AirlineCritic wrote:
Monopolies... good to have them!


iirc there is just a single relation where taking over AB leads to a monopoly and that is MUC-CGN.

best regards
Thomas


What about all the other routes out of DUS and TXL where both EW and AB competed ?

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

....if TXL stays open.which has to be seen. Berlin's stupid single Airport strategy which is topped by the capping of frequencies at the future single Airport BER to 360000 p.a. is a far greater threat of higher air fares than a few Monopoly routes. But no one complains, the issue is not public I d...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

If one looks out of the box a bit more, there is a clear LH-group-dominance in market share between Germany, Austria and Switzerland now. Rail and road are weak competitors say between Vienna and Zürich/Geneva or Vienna and places further away than Munich or Frankfurt. Except VIE - GVA and VIE - BE...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Supposedly Small Planet are interested in Belair but no news on that front. It would have made sense to integrate Belair into Edelweiss or Eurowings.

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Thexy have done their homework. What is signed and sealed today will hold up, especially since no one else except U2 was willing to buy anything. Even if, how can you sell somethnig when there are no buyers? With all due respect, your view is a bit too naive. There was interest from a number of air...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Wonder where this leaves easyJet then ? If easyJet get nothing and LH/EW everything then something is deeply wrong here... Easyjet has reduced their bids earlier this week, reportedly from 50 to 30 mio €. The question is not what EZY gets but what they want. While LH will buy what they can without ...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 39731

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Wonder where this leaves easyJet then ?

If easyJet get nothing and LH/EW everything then something is deeply wrong here...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 12964

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

and now YL-CSF departed to GVA as BT647. Is it? flight radar has it as heavily delayed with the follow on flight cancelled... It's definitely in flight to GVA now. The next CS300 departure is to GVA in an hour. Perhaps it's coincidence or done on purpose, but funny to see BT dispatching CS300's to ...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 12964

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

Right now none of LX's CS300 flights tomorrow are showing as cancelled, they are scheduled to be (first departure of the day for each aircraft):

HB-JCA - LX2800 ZRH-GVA
HB-JCB - LX1472 GVA-PRG
HB-JCC - LX2104 GVA-AGP
HB-JCE - LX352 GVA-LHR

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