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by intothinair
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 133
Views: 25346

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Now that Etihad will be dumping all the A380s, 77Ws, A330s, and resort to only the 787s and A321LRs as many posters in this thread have mentioned... When you say “many posters”, you mean you , right? Nope. I assumed only A321LRs, ATR72 and ATR42. But i am only an armchair CEO. My fellow anet friend...

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by intothinair
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 133
Views: 25346

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Now that Etihad will be dumping all the A380s, 77Ws, A330s, and resort to only the 787s and A321LRs as many posters in this thread have mentioned, who will pick up all the drop in capacity? Eg. Etihad fly 4 X daily to Bangkok. Surely with the reduced fleet as indicated on this thread, capacity would...

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by intothinair
Sun May 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG poised to become a global super airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3133

Re: PVG poised to become a global super airport?

In line with China becoming the largest aviation market in the world by 2022, i wouldnt be surprised if PVG becomes the worlds largest airport by 2025 with 150 Million Pax, given that both Dubai and Beijing are keen to split traffic across 2 airports. That is if they close down SHA and consolidate a...

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by intothinair
Wed May 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific in Germany
Replies: 19
Views: 5438

Re: Cathay Pacific in Germany

They are one of the last major Airlines in Asia Pacific that have no presence in MUC. LH has taken advantage and is now deploying the A380 from MUC to HK daily. #monopoly

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by intothinair
Tue May 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38156

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I reckon they will cancel the 787 order outright and sell all the 787s that they already have. At the same time, they will increase the A350 order, order a dozen more A380s, and keep the A321 neo. Once the fuel guzzling 77Ws are retired in next 2 to 3 years, Etihad will have an all Airbus fleet. An...

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by intothinair
Tue May 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38156

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I reckon they will cancel the 787 order outright and sell all the 787s that they already have. At the same time, they will increase the A350 order, order a dozen more A380s, and keep the A321 neo. Once the fuel guzzling 77Ws are retired in next 2 to 3 years, Etihad will have an all Airbus fleet. An...

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by intothinair
Tue May 08, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38156

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I reckon they will cancel the 787 order outright and sell all the 787s that they already have. At the same time, they will increase the A350 order, order a dozen more A380s, and keep the A321 neo. Once the fuel guzzling 77Ws are retired in next 2 to 3 years, Etihad will have an all Airbus fleet. An...

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by intothinair
Mon May 07, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38156

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I reckon they will cancel the 787 order outright and sell all the 787s that they already have. At the same time, they will increase the A350 order, order a dozen more A380s, and keep the A321 neo. Once the fuel guzzling 77Ws are retired in next 2 to 3 years, Etihad will have an all Airbus fleet. And...

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by intothinair
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 11860

Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

Interesting read: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lufthansa-group-eyes-new-asia-pacific-routes-447192/ Outside of the destinations mentioned in the article, i can also imagine the following destinations: - Ho Chi Minh - Kuala Lumpur - Manila - Bali (Eurowings) - Penang (Eurowings) Let the...

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by intothinair
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no new China - Germany Flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 2535

Re: Why no new China - Germany Flights?

alex0easy wrote:
PEK-DUS is served by CA 3x weekly with A333.


Noted, thanks for the correction and answering my question.

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by intothinair
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no new China - Germany Flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 2535

Why no new China - Germany Flights?

I am really happy to see a great expansion of direct flights between China and many EU nations such as UK, Spain or France. Yet there has not been a single new flight between China and Germany launched over the past year, despite very close economic connections between both countries, and presumably...

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by intothinair
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 23
Views: 2106

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

Crazy growth, soon every airport in the world top 20 will be either Chinese or Indian. Couldnt agree more. Current leader is Atlanta with 104 Million Pax per year. That means according to your prediction soon we will have 20 Chinese and Indian airports with more than 104 million pax each per year. ...

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by intothinair
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC
Replies: 33
Views: 6923

Re: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC

Anyone know what's happening with MUC's third runway project? Are they still going ahead with it? There was the annual "derblecken" (mocking of politicians) in Munich last night and they made the still present Bavarian PM saying that it will be build and not in the same sentence. Fact is,...

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by intothinair
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 12536

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

Passenger wise, its busier, but when it comes to aircraft movements, no. /quote] BLR is on the top, by pax with 22.1 million pax. 175,891 aircraft movements. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kempegowda_International_Airport Actually, speaking of London, STN is a single runway airport. At 24.3M pax w...

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by intothinair
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 126
Views: 18384

Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/08/china-holds-key-to-future-of-airbus-a380-superjumbo.html Fantastic news indeed, if China accepts. This will no doubt be a leap frog for more A380 sales, and will help China to further evolve its own Aerospace programme, after a very successful C919 launch! Cheers, int...

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by intothinair
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19817

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

The title of this thread if misleading. It hasn't disappeared as a destination to the europeans, many european carriers are expanding there offering for Summer 2018. Its increasing for Americans too. Every millennial wants to have a selfie at Oia, Santorini posted on instagram. Selfies are soooo 2 ...

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by intothinair
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO

Unfortunately the article is only in German. For non German speakers, please use auto translate function on Chrome: http://m.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/ethiopian-aiways-afrikas-blick-richtet-sich-nach-osten-a-1182280.html In short, Ethiopian is keen to set up a hub at MUC airport, but have no...

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by intothinair
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 12978

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

How about PEK-NRT-PTY? Japan is no small player in Panama's economy neither. Can a 77W make NRT-PTY though? Small player compared to China. China has steadily grown influence in Panama and this will continue to increase over the years, since they made the decision to stop recognizing Taiwan as a co...

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by intothinair
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 23685

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I am surprised nobody has mentioned MUC Munich has a massive Japanese expat population. They even have a Japanese school, which most of the places mentioned on this thread dont. On top of that, yields are very high with a lot of Japanese companies with business in Bavaria, and vice versa. Since plac...

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by intothinair
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

On the subject of financial viability, both Airbus and Embraer generated massive losses for the first many years of their existence, but are both highly profitable today. Developing and maturing commercial aircraft is a long and really expensive process, and it would practically be impossible to st...

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by intothinair
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 59771

MH to place order for 8 B787s

Hey Folks, Najib is in the US to visit Trump, and as part of the visit, a deal for 8 units of B787 is going to be announced: http://www.todayonline.com/business/malaysia-airlines-announce-deal-buy-8-boeing-787-jets-sources http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/malaysia-airlines-to-announce-de...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 56052

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Hey Everyone

Its now been about 4 months since the maiden flight of the C919. How is the test programme coming along? Didnt find any news online. Super excited to fly this bird once its in commercial service!

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by intothinair
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40288

Re: Future of 777X

I find it hard to believe it is a $5bn project - much as I believe isn't a $12bn project. I suspect somewhere in the 7 to 9 bn is more realistic. Some of the assembly automation is being used now on the 777 program and will then be adopted by the 777X program so where that spend is assigned can aff...

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by intothinair
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40288

Re: Future of 777X

But isn't that Leahy's argument for the 380? I am not sure it is valid for either. When the A380 first arrived you could count on 1 hand the amount of slot severly slot constraint airports in the world, with no suitable alternative airport in the same area. The A380 was premature in that selling pr...

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by intothinair
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40288

Re: Future of 777X

On face value i agree that the A350-1000 will kill at least the 777-8 and pose a serious threat to 777-9. That said, the savior for the 777X might be the ever increasing slot constraints at major aviation hubs which will prevent increased frequency of smaller planes vs less frequency using larger pl...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 4587

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

IIRC the 77X was designed to have 10-abreast with wider seats than the 777, without it being 9-abreast 777 wide. AKA around 18 inches. So an 11-abreast version would be like 9-abreast A330's or 10-abreast A350's. Not to mention the exit limit. Correct. Which doesnt make it unfeasible for an operato...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 4587

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

Don't you mean A380? Absolutely no chance on the 777X. It would be too much of a squeeze. The 777X is already maxed out at 10-across, even with its walls carved to supposedly allow comfortable 18-inch wide seats, let alone 11-across. Indeed, whether it really will be real-world configured with 18 i...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9719

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

What HK Airlines must do is undercut CX on rock bottom Y fares, and 10 abreast would help them considerably, similar to the way CX is going 10 abreast on the 777s. Most routes they are looking at starting already have multiple carriers, they will have multiple airlines to compete with, many with be...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 4587

EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

Hello A.Net What are the chances of EK going 11 abreast on the 777X in Y class? I know that the sidewalls of the 777X are being thinned, but what will the implications on floor width be? I would say if the floor width is being increased by 10 inches or more, this could work. Bring down the width fro...

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by intothinair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9719

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

To be honest, i am a little bit surprised why HK Airlines didnt go for 10 abreast in economy, similar to Air Caraibes. Could have been easily done, and 90% of consumers dont care or notice anyways. What HK Airlines must do is undercut CX on rock bottom Y fares, and 10 abreast would help them conside...

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BOM-KUL - Business Class on Malaysia Airlines Retro Boeing 737
Replies: 7
Views: 7541

Re: BOM-KUL - Business Class on Malaysia Airlines Retro Boeing 737

Fantastic trip report! Thanks for sharing your experience. Excited to see if MH will improve their regional Business class once the 737max start arriving. Thanks again.

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9719

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Hainan Airlines which is technically owned by the Chinese govt. Huh? How could it be "technically owned by the Chinese government?" Granted, I'm not well versed in the topic, but I thought the only governmental stake in HU was through the Shenhua Corporation, and that's like 5% or so. Eve...

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9719

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Which LON and NYC gateway? ...I'm guessing LGW and JFK? Hong Kong Airlines is owned by Hainan Airlines which is technically owned by the Chinese govt. Every single Chinese Airline flying from Tier 1 Chinese cities has attained slots to LHR. Here's hoping Hong Kong Airlines can get the same. Pretty ...

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9719

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Hong Kong Airlines will need to up there game. Particularly their Inflight service in Business and Economy class. I have flown on both airlines out of Hong Kong, the Cathay service is far superior. But again its always good have fair competition. No Doubt. That said, if they can undercut CX's price...

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by intothinair
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX
Replies: 57
Views: 9719

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Adds Major New Routes in Threat to CX

Hong Kong Airlines will need to up there game. Particularly their Inflight service in Business and Economy class. I have flown on both airlines out of Hong Kong, the Cathay service is far superior. But again its always good have fair competition. No Doubt. That said, if they can undercut CX's price...

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by intothinair
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37280

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

If the capital letter hint is wrong, why not MUC? Lufthansa just added a codeshare with CX in March this year. CX does not serve MUC. MUC and beer? Well..... The most logical choice, as its the only major gateway in Europe to which CX does not have a flight to, despite key competitors such as Air C...

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by intothinair
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37280

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

1: B.... 2: C.... 3: D.... (this country can't make beer!!) People said it is DFW,,,,, By the way, PEK and DPS will be transfer to KA and LGW will transfer to LHR, Supposedly, DUS will be dropped as well. That would be a huge blow for the recently signed CX and LH partnership. No upcoming Munich ro...

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by intothinair
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37280

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

I had my money on Munich, as this would have been a logical choice given its recent partnership with LH, and CX being one of the only key Asian players not serving this beautiful city. That said, the CX secrets forum has debunked that it will not be Munich. So my money now is on Dublin, Brussels and...

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by intothinair
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 14633

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

Penang, Malaysia! I am so surprised that none of the ME3 have opened this route yet. So many Middle Eastern tourists visit the island, and a substantial amount of thru way traffic from Europe as well.

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by intothinair
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 9453

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

I'm surprised UA hasn't announced Chongqing yet. HGH is the Silicon Valley of China, me thinks that there may be corporate contracts in play there. With China potentially facing a huge bubble burst, I can see UA redeploying those 787s into BLR, HYD, and Chennai real quick. No. People have been spec...

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by intothinair
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 56052

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Second aircraft first flight planned for by the end of this year In the meantime the first aircraft hasn't flow since its first flight on May 5, almost 2 months ago. I am sure they are currently closely analyzing the data from the first flight. Once done, they can move to subsequent tests. Last i h...

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by intothinair
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 43
Views: 15116

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

Call me racist for all you want, it is very difficult to control Mainland Chinese. According to a local forum member in Malaysia aviation forum, few months ago there were incidents in Rural Air Service airports in Mulu and Pulau Layang-Layang when these Mainland tourists actually went to the port s...

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by intothinair
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.
Replies: 43
Views: 15116

Re: CZ passenger thrown coins into engine.

Call me racist for all you want, it is very difficult to control Mainland Chinese. According to a local forum member in Malaysia aviation forum, few months ago there were incidents in Rural Air Service airports in Mulu and Pulau Layang-Layang when these Mainland tourists actually went to the port s...

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by intothinair
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passengers and freight
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passagiers and freight

I wonder if in the next 5 years FRA can claw this position back from AMS. They dont have the same constraints, and with Ryanair massively expanding from H2 onwards, its only a matter of time before LH counters with a substantial Eurowings expansion. While LH is pulling 5x A380s ??[/quothr ] Those a...

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by intothinair
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passengers and freight
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passagiers and freight

I wonder if in the next 5 years FRA can claw this position back from AMS. They dont have the same constraints, and with Ryanair massively expanding from H2 onwards, its only a matter of time before LH counters with a substantial Eurowings expansion.

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by intothinair
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13032

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

When the new Beijing airport opens in 2019 it will fly past ATL within a few years and stay there. They will be up to 150 mil. pax a year in no time. By 2025 Shanghai will join with Guangzhou following shortly thereafter. I put my money on fact that latest by 2030 the top 3 largest airports in the w...

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by intothinair
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China
Replies: 42
Views: 9865

Re: Emirates Fined After Two 'Unsafe Incidents' in China

Why are so many people complaining here? EK are a visitor to China. They broke the rules and now they are being fined for it. Sounds pretty fair to me. Next time they should have more respect for the rules just like the Chinese carriers do, and then it wont happen again. China will soon become the w...

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by intothinair
Fri May 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 33
Views: 7789

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

I see a lot ot pessimism on this order really happening. I look at it this way. China will become the worker's largest aviation market by 2024 and we know that it is still restricted. If the Chinese government can incentivize Airlines for preferrential treatment on new high yielding lucrative routes...

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