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by 777klm
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK
Replies: 23
Views: 5919

Re: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK

TOGA10 wrote:
Still no answer to the question, where does KL still have those 3 crew bases?


LBA (Leeds/Bradford)
HUY (Humberside)
NWI (Norwich)

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by 777klm
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 14106

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

evank516 wrote:
Is this considered a DL/KL joint venture route as well?

I do believe so. From the KLM website: the joint venture’s geographic scope includes all flights between North America and Europe, between Amsterdam and India and between North America and Tahiti.

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by 777klm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2426

Re: KLM 747 fleet

Have a look here: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-bfc Huh? Don't understand. I think he's referring to flight KL867 that was forced to make an emergency landing in ANC when all four engines failed due to volcanic ashes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLM_Flight_867 Why was the aircraf...

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by 777klm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2426

Re: KLM 747 fleet

Is KLM still flying BH-BFC? Have a look here: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-bfc Because it was grounded for volcano ash way back when does it have less hours and cycles than its other 744s? Huh? Don't understand. I think he's referring to flight KL867 that was forced to make an eme...

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by 777klm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 4430

Re: AMS gets ready to build new A-concourse

The renderings look beautiful and very different from the current gate and pier design at AMS. I wonder if there will indeed that much trees and plants in the new pier.

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by 777klm
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Austrian won't fly to MAD?
Replies: 29
Views: 5109

Re: Why Austrian won't fly to MAD?

Because after market research it was concluded that this route would be better served with EW than OS within the LH-Group. It probably is more of a leisure heavy route that doesn't promise the requiered returns for a legacy carrier. If serving MAD would make them more money then they do right now w...

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by 777klm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

We expect that flight traffic will gradually restart around 12.00pm.


Entrances to Departure halls 1 an 2 are closed due to panels falling of the building. 3 people have been wounded. (source: NOS)

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by 777klm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

Schiphol airport is reporting on Twitter: Status update due to severe weather conditions: all air traffic has been suspended until further notice. On their website (translated): Update 11h20 All flights have been cancelled until further notice It's quite an impressive storm here in The Netherlands. ...

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by 777klm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS closed due to hurricane force storm
Replies: 0
Views: 489

AMS closed due to hurricane force storm

Schiphol airport is reporting on Twitter: Status update due to severe weather conditions: all air traffic has been suspended until further notice. On their website (translated): Update 11h20 All flights have been cancelled until further notice It's quite an impressive storm here in The Netherlands. ...

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by 777klm
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen
Replies: 21
Views: 4494

Re: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen

Schengen is not working anymore in France, anyway. I have flown several times this year to different French airports (CDG, MRS, LYS, BIQ, BOD on top of my head) from several Schengen countries (Germany, Belgium, Spain...) and there has been always a passport / ID control on arrival. Disagree, not m...

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by 777klm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen
Replies: 21
Views: 4494

Re: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen

Although not answering your question I can tell you the situation of the Netherlands, which is quite similar to France. The Caribbean island of Bonaire is a municipality of The Netherlands, but is however not in the Schengen area. The non-stop AMS-BON flights therefore leave from the non-Schengen pa...

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by 777klm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 12995

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

Has KL added any frequencies? I'm assuming they still fly this route? Not to EWR. AMS-EWR will no longer be served by DL or KL (and the JV in general). The JV has added a AMS-JFK frequency, totaling 5 flights/day of which 2 flights are operated by DL and 3 flights are operated by KL. A nice combina...

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by 777klm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Argentina started scheduled ops today
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Re: Avianca Argentina started scheduled ops today

How can AV Argentina not be associate with Avianca Colombia? It's very confusing to me. The official airline in Argentina is named Avian Líneas Aéreas S.A. but trading as Avianca Argentina through a brand license agreement (similar to some of the Virgin airlines as mentioned above). They're not com...

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by 777klm
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 21642

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

HNL-OGG :lol:

Seriously, OSL-BGO comes to mind. 50 by plane, 7hrs by car.

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by 777klm
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf
Replies: 23
Views: 7653

Re: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf

When I questioned BRU as a new destination when it was easily accessible from both PAR and AMS, I get some angry responses. Nonetheless I predict the route will not last long either. German-Singapore routes are stronger due to Star, but I am also not sure how SQ can sustain DUS that much when BER c...

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by 777klm
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB new route to Colombia
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: IB new route to Colombia

Going back to CLO (seasonal)? They only left in March of this year.
CTG? BAQ?

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by 777klm
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf
Replies: 23
Views: 7653

Re: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf

Operating from DUS to HKG with both AMS and FRA hubs to be reached in a 2h car ride from DUS and only 1h to take you from DUS downtown to FRA airport in a high speed train seems not very farsighted. With LH cutting down daily capacity to HKG from FRA by 200 seats in 2018 (going from A380 to A346) t...

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by 777klm
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Airport Hub (Carrier Variety)
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: 787 Airport Hub (Carrier Variety)

JFK (13)
AM
AT
AV
BA
D8
HY
J2
KL
LA
LO
MF
RJ
VS

LHR (15)
AA
AI
AM
AV
BA
BI
CZ
ET
EY
KQ
LY
UA
VN
VS
QR

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by 777klm
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Airport Hub (Carrier Variety)
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: 787 Airport Hub (Carrier Variety)

Narfish641 wrote:
I was thinking about JFK. But the only airlines I know that bring their 787s over there is KLM, Norwegian, and I think AeroMexico. I have no idea because I don't keep track with flights at JFK lol.

And AT, VS, AV, LO, J2, MF, LA, HY, RJ.
Also, doesn't AA operate the 787 out of JFK?

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by 777klm
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?
Replies: 28
Views: 6198

Re: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?

As to why SIN, My guess (Not based on facts I checked) would be:
- the possibility to operate flights under 5th freedom
- the geography of SIN
- the large O&D market of SIN
- the large premium market of SIN

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by 777klm
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13521

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

euroflyer wrote:
Funny how Easyjet is out of the picture...


No it's not:

Ryanair of course will be one of them, he confidently predicts, as will his big rival EasyJet

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by 777klm
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German registration question
Replies: 30
Views: 3729

Re: German registration question

I have always wondered why german registered aircraft require a German flag on the tail? Even a new airbus with a temporary german registration has to have a German flag.. I can't think of any other country that requires this.. yeah, i notice that too. they often have two flags when the painting is...

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by 777klm
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No AF/KL to Baltic states (RIX, TLL, VNO)
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

No AF/KL to Baltic states (RIX, TLL, VNO)

Going to TLL for work in two weeks and I was surprised the only non/stop KL-coded flight AMS-TLL option is operated by BT. All AF/KL service from their CDG/AMS hubs are operated by BT. Other major European carriers do operate their own metal to the Baltics (LH, LO, BA to name few). Obviously the mai...

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by 777klm
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lack of destinations?
Replies: 25
Views: 5206

Re: AA lack of destinations?

AA does fly to Oceania: AKL and SYD

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by 777klm
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCHIPHOL (AMS): May numbers: grow passengers and freight
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

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

Great numbers from my hometown airport! I guess the growth numbers for Greece and Spain have to do with the decline of tourism to Northern Africa (especially Egypt) and Turkey due to terrorism fears and political unrest in the region...? Also I wonder when growth at AMS will stagnate due to the cap ...

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by 777klm
Sun May 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 16874

Re: Future LH Expansion

I realize that you're asking about FRA and MUC but I wonder if Berlin is an opportunity for growth given the AirBerlin situation? At least for long haul - Berlin is a huge city and is relatively under served, internationally. Granted the airport situation is not good, but I wonder if it is mid to l...

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by 777klm
Thu May 04, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul flights out of LIN: possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

Re: Long-haul flights out of LIN: possible?

To think the airports situation in Milan is to blame for the demise of AZ is laughable. IMO bad management and unfortunately also just bad luck are to blame for the demise of AZ. Having said that, LIN is very regulated in terms of which destinations are served, both domestic and European flights. Lo...

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by 777klm
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: Large out stations for alliances

nadavatar64 wrote:
Thats a wild guess but maybe PEK to OW?

Nope, missing Air Berlin, Iberia, LATAM and Royal Jordanian... 9/14 (=64%) of OW airlines fly to PEK.

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by 777klm
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: Large out stations for alliances

I'm not sure the presence of 75% of the member carriers is the right metric. For example, FRA has 12 of 14 oneworld carriers, but it's not really regarded as a major oneworld hub based on volume. I count three missing airlines: Qantas, Malaysia and Sri Lankan. It would still meet the 75% benchmark...

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by 777klm
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: Large out stations for alliances

CDG for Star Alliance. 21 out of 27 member airlines fly there, making it 78% of the airlines. Exceptions are Avianca, Air New Zealand, Copa, Shenzen, SAA and TAP.

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by 777klm
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 12435

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

That would be great for UA and RTM! I remember back in 2005 CO also considered RTM, but didn't start it in the end... It would be the first long haul flight for RTM, a city home to a lot of global HQs. With regard to their capacity at AMS, they can always upgrade to a 777 (or 744, but I realise that...

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by 777klm
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24081

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

I don't understand why they picked a name that sounds horrible when a native spanish speaker tries to say it: Lebel

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by 777klm
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drive from LA to San Diego
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: Drive from LA to San Diego

From my experience: you'll be fine driving to San Diego that same afternoon. Arriving around 2:45 will get you off the airport around 4:00. Then pick up your car and around 5pm you'll be on your way to San Diego. It's about 2 hours using the interstate.

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by 777klm
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Chinese carriers had Soviet aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 2186

Re: Which Chinese carriers had Soviet aircraft?

CA operates brand new TU204 aircraft under its cargo division today

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by 777klm
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Happened to Vueling's AMS/MAN Flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

Re: What's Happened to Vueling's AMS/MAN Flights?

Quite surprised this is what they come up with as a solution instead of routing you through LHR on BA.

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by 777klm
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic, how long until all Bombardier fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: airBaltic, how long until all Bombardier fleet?

:confused: why not just call it the CS300 instead of BD-500-1A11?
2020 is the date mentioned in articles over the web.

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by 777klm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air - Lufthansa to start codeshare service from Feb 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Iran Air - Lufthansa to start codeshare service from Feb 2017

Link/Source: Airlineroutes.net-routesonline Iran Air - Lufthansa to start codeshare service from Feb 2017 Posted: 19 Jan 2017 01:00 AM PST Iran Air starting February 2017 is launching a codeshare partnership with Lufthansa, covering the latter’s service between Iran and Germany. Lufthansa is Iran A...

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by 777klm
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lan Airways in past?
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Lan Airways in past?

First of all, it's not LAN Airways, it's LATAM or used to be LAN. Second, that route map has a lot of errors. Totally fan made. I know that! Look the topic "IN THE PAST". It was old named formerly "LAN AIRWAYS". Can't you read the route map ? I asked about specific SYD-ZAL non s...

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by 777klm
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 20041

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

Big problem however is that airlines are not really happy with LEY and practically no-one showed interest in moving their operations. That's not true, Ryanair has already expressed their interest in Lelystad. I think Transavia will as well, and maybe Wizzair. However it won't be a full move. Ryanai...

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by 777klm
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 20041

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

OR will start AMS-PBM in July From what I read, OR will have a single weekly frequency on the AMS-PBM route and will codeshare on two of PY's three AMS-flights. How does this work with crew layovers? A week long layover for OR-crew won't make the bean-counters happy I presume. ;) I guess its a long...

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by 777klm
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 20041

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

2016 preliminary pax numbers for Schiphol Group Airports: Are the movements known yet. - AMS 2016 movements 495.000 (incl. General Aviation) A growth of more than 6% compared to 2015. If this growth continues at the same rate, the max of 500.000 movements will be reached in 2017. That's the main re...

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by 777klm
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 20041

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

China Airlines started A350 operations on their TPE-AMS route
OR will start AMS-PBM in July
KL is the third most punctual airline in the world (and most punctual European airline) according to OAG

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by 777klm
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sweeping Airline "Brand" Overhauls
Replies: 79
Views: 9345

Re: Sweeping Airline "Brand" Overhauls

What about Aeroflot? From the boring dull white-blue Soviet livery and the winged hammer and sickle as the predominant feature of the brand to the silver livery and the russian flag as mean feature of the brand (I know the winged hammer and sickle is still there). The perception of the brand in my o...

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by 777klm
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about El Al
Replies: 17
Views: 2845

Re: Questions about El Al

32andBelow wrote:
El Al does operate some of their planes under a different brand or two on the other day. Also if you landed in Israel on that day there wouldn't be a whole lot to do, and traveling on the ground could be challenging.

Plenty to do in Tel Aviv. Also, taking a taxi would be no problem at all.

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by 777klm
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces new S17 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 4977

Re: KLM announces new S17 routes

Seems like they're going after the LCCs on (some already busy) European holiday destinations. It seems like a lot of capacity. Also, why not use HV instead? AMS-AGP will have KL, HV, VY, U2, FR, OR AMS-OPO will have KL, TP, NI, HV, VY AMS-CTA will have KL, U2, HV AMS-SPU will have KL, U2 AMS-GRZ and...

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by 777klm
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can an Airplane be Painted With a Matte Look?
Replies: 29
Views: 6617

Re: Can an Airplane be Painted With a Matte Look?

The final NW livery looked matte to me. Is was not standard gray but it was also not very shiny.

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by 777klm
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Aer Lingus to Miami
Replies: 59
Views: 6073

Re: Rumor: Aer Lingus to Miami

Miami wrote:
Officially announced:

Image


The display to the right reads "A refreshed brand"...
Is anything coming up with regard to the EI brand/livery :hyper: keep the green, get rid of the cheat line i'd say

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by 777klm
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Aer Lingus to Miami
Replies: 59
Views: 6073

Re: Aer Lingus to Miami

This route was expected by many. How many European airlines does MIA have now? KL - AMS OR - AMS TB - BRU AF - CDG SE - CDG EW (XG) - CGN SK - CPH, OSL AB - DUS, TXL AZ - FCO AY - HEL TK - IST WW - KEF BA - LHR VS - LHR TP - LIS IB - MAD MT - MAN IG - MXP SU - SVO OS - VIE LO - WAW LX - ZRH Add EI ...

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by 777klm
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Brussels Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 4680

Re: Future of Brussels Airport

BRU's O&D market isn't just Brussels, it's basically all of Belgium, which is 11 million people.

Actually its even bigger than that. The entire catchment area is 20 million people: 11 million Belgians, + 8 million cross border.

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by 777klm
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Brussels Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 4680

Re: Future of Brussels Airport

I think BRU will have a nice niche market with its Africa flights and will remain to serve this market. Historical reasons play a huge part in this. I think BRU will be the "Africa hub" for the LH group I think. I'm not for one moment suggesting that you are wrong (and that it doesn't exi...

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