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by TC957
Wed May 23, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 7205

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

HAV must be a charter then for TAAG, hence the once weekly rotation.

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by TC957
Wed May 23, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 7205

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

No LAD - HAV & LAD - BJS flights showing on Galileo GDS.

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by TC957
Wed May 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air launching DFW today
Replies: 28
Views: 2714

Re: WOW Air launching DFW today

WOW are getting A339NEO's.

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by TC957
Wed May 23, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 7205

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

BA used a 789 to LAD, so hardly surprising they want all serviceable 789's freed up.
Also, BA is cancelling NRT for nearly 3 weeks 8 - 27 June which again should allow for 789 engine work.

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by TC957
Wed May 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 62
Views: 5424

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

He's moaning that the Voyager isn't often available at short notice for long-haul trips. But in a way I agree with him that the UK should have at least a dedicated ACJ or BBJ, they'd be cheaper to operate than a Voyager for starters.

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by TC957
Mon May 21, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2576

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

The ET A350 is certainly an interesting one. Presumably the early morning arrival into LHR will position up to MAN, go to KBP, return to LHR in time for the evening flight back to ADD instead if sitting there all day at LHR. And probably do that again on Sunday after the match. How sensible....so wh...

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by TC957
Mon May 21, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM 744 LAX-SCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: LATAM 744 LAX-SCL?

Wamos Air EC-MDS

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by TC957
Mon May 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know why a 747 appears to be operating flight OZ204 today?
Replies: 3
Views: 1115

Re: Anyone know why a 747 appears to be operating flight OZ204 today?

A quick look at Galileo shows a few more OZ 744 flights over the next few weeks so I'm sure you'll catch one. There's one next showing for Wednesday afternoon OZ204.

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by TC957
Mon May 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2576

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

On the Sunday after the match ( 27th ) TK now have 7 flights KBP to IST. 4 x 77W, 1 321 and 2 showing as EQV.
so if they can do this, why can't others ?
Fans will connect via IST to all over the UK and Spain.

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by TC957
Mon May 21, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2576

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

Out of the scheduled airlines, it seems only TK are seeing the sense to operate lots of extra flights. Looks to be 4 77W's and 2 A330's over the weekend. And all fully booked by the looks of it on Galileo. Why on earth can't BA operate a couple of extra flights with the spare 744's / 772's they have...

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by TC957
Mon May 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention LHR locals - Uzbek 787 due Tuesday evening.
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: Attention LHR locals - Uzbek 787 due Tuesday evening.

It's just not a regular visitor. I just thought enthusiasts would welcome to the chance to spot/photograph it.

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by TC957
Mon May 21, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention LHR locals - Uzbek 787 due Tuesday evening.
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Attention LHR locals - Uzbek 787 due Tuesday evening.

The HY201 TAS-LHR is due to be a one-off 787 on Tuesday evening. I think from memory only 1 has ever been in before.

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by TC957
Fri May 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17505

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Thank you sir ! I think that looks better and the logo stands out much more. The other thought I had is to make the circle outlined in the 3 colours of the German flag in a continuous circle the same width as the flag by the registration.

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by TC957
Fri May 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4355

Re: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

Wasn't the original rumor that Jet and VS would launch a joint MAN-DEL flight with VS operating say 4X and Jet 3X? If it ends up 9W 4X MAN-BOM and VS 3X MAN-DEL, that could be an interesting outcome (maybe WED, FRI, SUN). Would also give a one stop option to BOM on Wed (not having Tues is fine). Wi...

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by TC957
Fri May 18, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4355

Re: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

The MAN-India direct flight by 9W should be announced in the next few days, according to our sources. Care to elaborate on exactly who "our" might be? MODS: The fact that no source is provided means the title of this thread should be changed to RUMOR until such time as there is a credible...

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by TC957
Thu May 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 775
Views: 274545

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

itisi wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 60 (3K#1) out on another test flight #AIB06FK
MSN 204 (DL#10) out on its first CAF #AIB02NS


3U?... this is the Sichuan right?

Yes, it was a Sri Lankan frame NTU, one of 3. It's been painted in Sichuan's scheme with Panda logos for a while.

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by TC957
Thu May 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8186

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

I would think one of the Turkish carriers like Pegasus would love access to LHR to give TK a run for their money.

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by TC957
Wed May 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 8946

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Was only a few years ago that they ordered up to 70 E175's and talked about 70 more as purchase options with a network of regional hubs throughout Europe. Guess reality set in with their new management.

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by TC957
Wed May 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6082

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

VS now announced daily LHR LAS on 789 in addition to LGW. As well as a second additional daily LHR BOS. Well, that's fab news, even if only copying what BA are doing with London - Vegas. It's about time VS started a new service or re-introduced ones they've dropped in the past. Maybe once they have...

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by TC957
Wed May 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4355

Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

The MAN-India direct flight by 9W should be announced in the next few days, according to our sources.
Be interesting if VS will joint-venture this as speculated last time or if 9W will go alone and VS just code-share.

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by TC957
Wed May 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6082

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

The slot at LHR will come from VS reducing LAX from 3 to 2 a day according to that V-flyer thread. Mention of LHR-BOS getting extra frequencies in S19 too.

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by TC957
Tue May 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6082

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

I hope it will be an extra from LHR too, otherwise surely Virgin Holidays for one will be unhappy at the loss of so much capacity. With CUN going early next year, I'm wondering what the point of VS having their holiday division is as it doesn't seem they are supporting them much.

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by TC957
Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6082

VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

Heard a rumour that VS will switch the Vegas route to LHR and operate it with a B789 from summer '19.
Any VS insiders confirm ?
Whilst LAS does pretty well in premium & upper, the overall loss of available seats will surely hurt.

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by TC957
Tue May 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A333 C-GTSD still at LGW following engine failure ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

Re: Air Transat A333 C-GTSD still at LGW following engine failure ?

That's A6-EUY. Saw that and the sick TS A333 this evening. Perhaps the safety authorities, or RR, want to take a more detailed look and have prevented the aircraft from leaving.

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by TC957
Thu May 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17505

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

I'd like someone to see how the crane would look in yellow and the circle outline in the colours of the German flag.
Any graphic designers out there that can reproduce that for here please ?

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by TC957
Thu May 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Air China adds Chengdu – London Gatwick from 03 July 2018

Thanks for the update - this was rumoured on another thread last week. But nothing showing on Galileo GDS yet, so not officially on sale currently.

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by TC957
Thu May 10, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s
Replies: 17
Views: 2868

Re: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s

From memory, I think it was a 744 that routed JFK-NRT-MSP-NRT-JFK as a W pattern.

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by TC957
Wed May 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to wet lease 3 A330's to BA to cover RR engine issues
Replies: 22
Views: 6850

Re: Qatar Airways to wet lease 3 A330's to BA to cover RR engine issues

Doubt they'll be re-registered for a 4 month wet lease. My guess is that some US east Coast routes will see the QR 330.

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by TC957
Wed May 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15378

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

So where next for WOW ? DXB / NRT / BKK / BJS perhaps ?

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by TC957
Wed May 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33121

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Jayafe wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
...BA is a premium airline...


Not anymore, but living from its former reputation to rip off passengers with low class service (and seats)

Totally agree. BA is a choice of those having to go anywhere, the ME3 and Far East airlines are the choice of those wanting to go.

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by TC957
Wed May 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th
Replies: 17
Views: 3424

Re: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th

directorguy wrote:
I bet some dead cheap fares to see the terracotta warriors in Xian from the UK
Is there any sort of premium demsnd on either end?

China tours attract those with the pockets to upgrade, and one China specialist tour operator we deal with often has very reasonable upgrade deals.

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by TC957
Tue May 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 17
Views: 6024

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

No, pictures show it was delivered in TP livery.

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by TC957
Tue May 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ applies to launch WUH-LON, CAN-SYX-LON service
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: CZ applies to launch WUH-LON, CAN-SYX-LON service

The UK travel market is always looking for new destinations, so Sanya might do well, although I recall Airtours trying Sanya a good few years ago and pulling out before their merger with Thomas Cook. But surely to launch this month still or in June now is far too short a lead-in time to properly mar...

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by TC957
Tue May 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6363

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Roughly what would be the cost of buying out the properties most affected by 24 hour ops vs. building another runway? A lot more than fitting such affected properties with modern double glazing and letting the residents stay put instead of the upheaval of moving. I stayed at the new Premier Inn by ...

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by TC957
Tue May 08, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8571

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Oh wow. How surprising. Not. Talking about safe expansion plans.... But why LHR on a 787?? I think, given the timings & market, a Gatters 777 could have worked better, no? I suspect aircraft availability has determined this. BA have a few new 787-8's coming this summer. Could be a start of seve...

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by TC957
Tue May 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6363

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

I doubt opening up LHR to 24 / 7 operations will make much difference in the short term as no airline will schedule European flights in the dead of night anyway. There will probably be a few extra long-haul Asian flights and that's about it. LHR isn't designed to be a mega DXB-style hub&spoke op...

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by TC957
Mon May 07, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th
Replies: 17
Views: 3424

Re: Tianjin-Xi'an-London inaugural with Tianjin Airlines today May 7th

GS have been coming to LGW from TSN for a while now, also twice-weekly. Started as a charter service but soon became scheduled. Strange they will have a split London operation now for a total of just 4 flights a week. Mondays & Friday evenings are the best time to catch the Chinese invasion at L...

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by TC957
Sun May 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10966

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44021431
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AF " could disappear " as another strike looms, according to this BBC news report :
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44021431

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by TC957
Fri May 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3

Per insider sources on a Chinese flyers forum 成都伦敦7月3日首航 , CA should be able to kick off its long-rumored service of CTU-LGW on July 3, with tickets available for sale next week CA0423 CTU approx 16:00 LGW approx 22:05 257 CA0424 LGW approx 22:10 CTU approx 15:25+1 257 CA had actually been rumored ...

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by TC957
Fri May 04, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3

I've heard that Ethiopian are also looking at a LGW service, apparently signs in the North Terminal are already up.

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by TC957
Fri May 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 14802

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

Presumably they'll have to completely kit it out with the interior again as I think these get stripped out at LGW when VS withdraw the 346's. Or was it stored with interior intact just incase this situation arose that a quick service re-entry was needed ?

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by TC957
Thu May 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2576

Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

Now that we know the teams playing, it's not surprising all flights that weekend into KBP are fully booked already. So any airline due to put in extra flights or upgrade their equipment on existing flights ? Seems an ideal opportunity for airlines to use wide-bodied aircraft that would otherwise be ...

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by TC957
Wed May 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 135
Views: 23688

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

By the time QF retire the last 744 I'm sure HND will be A380 compliant - think there was info on this on another thread that a new international sub-terminal was being built next to ANA's T2 at HND which will have one A380 gate at least. Not saying it’s entirely impossible but given all the conditi...

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by TC957
Wed May 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of JS?
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Future of JS?

Could JS be a candidate for the MC-21 ?

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by TC957
Wed May 02, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 135
Views: 23688

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

By the time QF retire the last 744 I'm sure HND will be A380 compliant - think there was info on this on another thread that a new international sub-terminal was being built next to ANA's T2 at HND which will have one A380 gate at least.

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by TC957
Tue May 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12471

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

I can see WOW trying NRT and BJS but have my doubt about other Asian points. Seafood exports should ensure cargo does well.
DXB could also be a possibility. Icelanders love to get away from their horrid winter climate.

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by TC957
Tue May 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further
Replies: 30
Views: 7213

Re: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further

Wait till ANA start operating the A380....that'll wipe out their profits ! ( If you believe some posters on past threads on this subject....)

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by TC957
Tue May 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBZ Arrivals Today
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: IBZ Arrivals Today

18mph crosswinds causes an issue ? Doesn't at most airports !

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by TC957
Tue May 01, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of LHR-KIX route
Replies: 27
Views: 4983

Re: Viability of LHR-KIX route

There's a load of easy one-change options for LHR-KIX but a direct service should do well for cargo.

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