IMHO, I think that LGB will diversify the 12 slots as best as possible to as many as possible. HA, for example, could go with 3 more. Running side-by-side IAH-LGB-HNL and DEN-LGB-OGG and back. This allows pax from IAH and DEN to LGB and then transfer pax going from IAH to get on OGG flight and vice...Jump to post
Keep in mind, Alaska, United, or anyone else could have entered LGB at any time with the two dozen free commuter slots available. These air carrier slots come with bigger risk and also have usage requirements (which the airport is seeking to tighten even more) so someone like Allegiant with very var...Jump to post
I think it's a great idea.
The numbers don't matter to me, but breaking the negative association with Bombardier and repositioning it as an Airbus product would be immensely beneficial for perception.
Continental would have been destroyed by Easterns cost, labor and PR issues.
It made much more sense for Texas Air to simply transfer some assets between them and have companies enter into behind the scenes agreements between each other for services such as IT, facilities, aircraft leases etc.
From todays earning call.
"It's important that we focus on our [network] strengths and adjustments that aren’t working," says JetBlue CEO Hayes on LA area routes.
Hayes is flying to LA basin tomorrow, says there will be news on LA area routes "very, very soon"
Sounds like neither of these will happen soon per todays earnings call. On aircraft: ”Not going to rush on E190 or other small jet decisions because of changing OEM landscape" On Europe: ”If we choose to convert an existing A321neo to A321LR we have to give Airbus 2 year's notice to do that. So...Jump to post
With cargo being reintegrated back into parent airline, I think their future is more about partnerships with others than flying their own freighters. SQ now has cargo partnerships with folks like Luftansa, SAS, ANA and NCA among others which it can piggy back on and offer a commercial network withou...Jump to post
Speaking about hotel, not sure everyone saw announcement from last week that UK based Yotel won the 25-year management contract for airports 451 room hotel. Hotel will be mix of 102 airside rooms and landside 349 rooms. For those not familiar with Yotel they manage properties globally including airp...Jump to post
United did not have the -200ER prior to the merger with CO, but they did have 19 of the 767-200 (non-ER) version which they were the launch customer of. All were delivered August 1982-April 1983 and the last one was retired in 2005. UA upgraded nearly half of the original -222 fleet to ER standards...Jump to post
These numbers are not O&D and largely reflect connecting traffic flow not the actual underlying traffic between listed airports. Largely meaningless data imo.Jump to post
The LAX makeover is coming with huge increases in landing and rental fees. This will finally make ONT a good cheaper low cost alternative. Flyguy Dont know where you get that info, but per latest financial projections issued December 2017, the 3 year forecast has cost escalation at mere 8 percent, ...Jump to post
As predicted GE gets to power the 787 order.
Turkish Airlines chooses GE Aviation engines for new planes
https://www.reuters.com/article/thy-ge- ... SL8N1RX599
I am posting this as a rumor, but I understand the deal is nearly done and could be announced very soon. ONT has been marketing itself with a multi-year incentive package including fee waiver/offset and marketing funds to airlines in China and Korea recently to follow up with success in landing link...Jump to post
An opportunity to win USD $100,000 by designing a new livery for SF to be launched on its 747s.
Its not just Aeroflot. One of my client airlines noted that since last fall there has been a significant slow down in issuance of crew visas. While issue might not be critical in the short run, longer term it can cause scheduling mess as growing number of crew members require renewals and new crew m...Jump to post
JetSuiteX seems doing well. Would CP have a similar chance at success? What makes you think they are doing well? They are privately held and are more like a typical tech start-up, with hands out collecting capital from various investors globally. From having seen loads you can count on a single han...Jump to post
Likes of ExpressJet scheduled service boondoggle showed us that earning fare premium by connecting markets directly is hardly a sure thing. With CP Air planning relative high-frequency service in many markets (for example, their sample schedule few years ago had 5x daily to Bay Area), they have many...Jump to post
It's still a painfully slow project.
Today mere 19 frames have Polaris seats, of which only 5 are retrofits.
http://view.ceros.com/united/polaris-tr ... ktop-4/p/3
End of 2020 will mean will mean its taken 4 full years to roll it out. (remember the first 77W arrived in Q4 2016)
Aerodynamics Inc. has applied and received DOT blessing to register and utilize the trade name “California Pacific Airlines”
Tokyo is a city I frequently visit for work and one have spent many enjoyable family vacations in. First be aware its a massive spread out city and one the worlds most populated metro areas. While this could be daunting it has an excellent (though sometimes confusing) public transit system. What I w...Jump to post
> Q1 net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent. > Excluding special charges and mark-to-market adjustments, reported first-quarter net income of $143 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.50, pre-tax earnin...Jump to post
Interjet needs to figure outs its business model. Flying single class yet low density A320s with mere 150 seats while earning LCC income is not a long term solution. Imo they either must become a proper LCC or chose to become more a full service carrier offering multiple classes and try to earn the ...Jump to post
Russia-based freighter aircraft group Volga-Dnepr has served notice that it is to quit the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) contract which provides airlift for European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries. Two Antonov 124-100 aircraft have been permanently st...Jump to post
Interesting follow up submittal from Swift Air. NOTICE OF DEREGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME On April 5, 2018, Swift Air, LLC ("Swift"), a U.S. certificated air carrier,' requested that the Department deregister the trade names "Eastern" and "Eastern Air Lines" stating it no ...Jump to post
United applied to the DOT seeking "operational flexibility" to utilize Republic operated E175 instead of mainline 737 for service between Newark and Havana. Carrier says it maintains a long-term commitment to the market but requires flexibility to better match capacity during periods of lo...Jump to post
Those are 6-month old comments. Kirby simply giving a canned speech at MRO conference.
A little birdie tells me OZ likely will have media event on April 25th to reveal new LA area flying.Jump to post
There are no projects that call for its removal. Facility and adjacent office building(former Flying Tigers HQ) should be around for quite some time. Longer term, however, I'd expect FX to close it and move work to lower cost location. If anything, LAWA will be building another hangar facility on We...Jump to post
ATSG is simply dry-leasing the plane. Air Incheon is the operator under the 6-year contract.
http://www.aircargonews.net/news/techno ... cheon.html
Air Incheon will begin operating a 767-300F for Samsung's supply chain & logistics arm SDS/Cello. The aircraft is the first of two 767 freighters to be leased from US based ATSG. The second unit is expected to follow in August. Should this operation prove to be a success, SDS/Cello, like e-comme...Jump to post
Boeing and Qatar Airways today signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices. When a purchase is finalized, it will be posted to Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boeing-qatar-airways-sign-letter-of-int...Jump to post
26 parties have filed Federal suit against owners and officers of Florida based XTRA Airways allegeing violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, fraud, violations of Consumer Protection/Unfair Competition Act, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligence related to f...Jump to post
MAS denies any such process and says 787 MOU remains in place. http://newsroom.aviator.aero/malaysia-airlines-media-statement/ Considering Malaysia is headed for election and current government will remain in place dont see order changing unless nation has fall out with the U.S. since deal was a hig...Jump to post
CAB functioned well into the 1980s and continued its extensive remaining work. Functions such as managing international authorities, reviewing mergers, international fare pricing, consumer protections, setting mail rates were functions that CAB continued and only in 1985 passed onto other agencies s...Jump to post
Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Seems they are leaning towards the 737MAX-200 per its president.
Skymark Airlines is eyeing the B737 MAX 200
http://newsroom.aviator.aero/skymark-ai ... idebodies/
Keep in mind the larger TK business plan post opening of the new airport has room for up to 100 smaller feeder aircraft.
This was stated by Kotil a couple years back and would allow TK to link many tertiary markets to the new IST hub, and also provide a platform for some smaller p2p flying.
No shock about OZ talking about a 3rd LAX flight.
KE is 3x already and its a huge market - matter of fact LAX-ICN is largest US mainland - Asia airport pair with some 1.2million enplanements in 2017 of which about 700k where local O&D!
Italian gov't to extend Alitalia bids deadline until 4Q18 (paid content)
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... until-4q18
Per Derek Kerr (AA CFO) employee PR interview the A350 order would have been gone regardless. While a good airplane, it simply did not make sense to absorb another fleet type. AA tasked manufacturers to come up with a strategy that would both cover 763 replacements and outstanding A350 order. Airbus...Jump to post
It is not that I am doubting you, but I am. Had not heard that before nor can I find a source on the internet for the "fact". Atleast for AA it was announced internally back last year. American announced a long-term relationship with China Southern, the largest carrier in Asia, in March. ...Jump to post
We knew this day was coming. Originally they were targeting May 1st. Per internal note, with remaining B767 and B777 three-cabin aircraft being reconfigured to a two-cabin layout sales of United Polaris first seats are being phased out on three-cabin aircraft. With an elevated risk of aircraft swaps...Jump to post
Remember a big chunk of the SU business model is serving its diaspora populations and those of other CIS states. This traffic is far less subject to political winds and will come and go to visit family regardless. Additionally SU does an ever-increasing volume of 6h freedom transfer traffic via SVO ...Jump to post