I wouldn’t say ‘so little snow’. Yes, snowfall in the low countries was only about 20cm over 2 days. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the most accumulation in such a short period I have seen locally since I was a kid. And I’m 52 now... AMS has 2 full sets of snowclearing equipment but just co...Jump to post
easyJet has announced today a lot of new routes, but I can't find a consolidated article with all of them. I have found those, any missing? (only routes announced today, not talking about TXL routes for instance). Basel - Athens Basel - Belgrade Basel - Lamezia Terme Basel - Menorca Basel - Pula Bas...Jump to post
It is great to see FZ expanding and going forward with EK. Also Sarajevo flight is having a tag to Pogdorica (TGD), from NAV17 FZ is also going to start flights to Dubrovnik (4weekly) and Kutasi (2 weekly), both from DXB, So far it seems that the plans to move to DWC are not going to happen in the ...Jump to post
I have seen sometimes videos of this in Spain (where this is somehow common in flights to LATAM or Africa). Those deportees will start yelling that they have a bomb, won't stop moving and kicking the seats... I recall the other day one bit a policewoman (but he could have as well bit a FA) and was i...Jump to post
TXL-PMI should count as a domestic route :) We will definitely see very cheap fares in some city pairs. For instance, Wizzair is starting BUD-SXF this month and Eurowings is also starting TXL-BUD in January, and now EasyJet. So from January 2018 there will four carriers (Eurowings, easyJet, Ryanair ...Jump to post
In MAD there are 4 Burger King and 2 McDonald's but interestingly they do not share terminals. T1 landside BK T1 airside BK T2 airside BK T4 landside McD + McCafé T4 airside McD T4S airside BK I recall all Burger Kings are relatively recently (5 years?). The longest standing is the McDonald's airsid...Jump to post
They are very very heavily subsidised on the Israel side. I recall €40-50 per arriving passenger. The other problem is that Eilat has very little spare hotel capacity. Yes I recall that. But if you check any fare from Germany to Eilat in the next few weeks, saving Xmas / New Year, everything is 9.9...Jump to post
I was surprised to see there are plenty of flights from Western Europe to Eilat (Southern Israel) with Ryanair and Wizzair for as low as 10 euro (December, January, etc). Fares to TLV seem reasonable and more on line with what I would expect in low season. So how are FR/W6 doing there? It does not s...Jump to post
Vágar has seasonal services to Edinburgh and usually Stansted. The island is a ecological reserve and mass tourism isn’t encouraged. Iceland is an amazing destination, but there are lots of those. What really benefits Iceland was its Geography - perfectly on the path of most northern transatlantic ...Jump to post
With the boom in Icelandic tourism, I was wondering, why do the Faroe Islands not see any interest from European carriers (other than SAS) to fly there? Those are still quite unknown but it seems they are getting some traction: https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/reasons-to-visit-the-faroe-islands If...Jump to post
So hardly there were 0 wide bodies in 2007 in BCN.
And the boom in Asian/Middle Eastern traffic is not any different that what has happened in many other Western European airports (such as MAD).
USA/CANADA airlines seems to be growing a lot since some years ago. Asia has started growing recently, even with Emirates and Qatar (one stop flights) competition. One has to remember that BCN had next to zero intercontinental flights some 10 / 15 years ago. You couldn't see a widebody a/c in weeks...Jump to post
AF is NOT leaving Barcelona... the flight is taken over by Joon which is very much AF... I was at CDG today and the BCN flight was a Joon plane but AF flight number...same as always... Joon has already an IATA code (JN) and they will be taking over AF's flights as an independent carrier soon. So te...Jump to post
I have flown Ryanair 33 times so far this year (that is a too much maybe!.. but so far not a single delay or cancelation) and I also noticed that in the last few months they are more insistent (no matter the base; I have flown UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Romania, Germany... -based planes). sp...Jump to post
Another victim of the post-separatist Catalan economic meltdown, following in the steps of Aerolineas Argentinas canceling BCN. Don't forget Icelandair and Air France leaving BCN too. http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2017/10/31/icelandair_drops_barcelona_focuses_on_madrid_instea/...Jump to post
Millennials flying to Tehran ? My thoughts exactly - this targeting young people is a load of crap. It is clear they are putting Joon on flights that are low yielding or non business - looks like CAI and THR fit into on of those categories. Millennials flying to Tehran ? dontcha know? those beautif...Jump to post
I don't see the surprise about OpenSkies. They were quite an unknown, "weird" carrier. Since OpenSkies used to operate to IAD, maybe LEVEL could attempt BWI? BA already operates there so IAG has some infrastructure and knowledge of the market. It would be interesting, at least ORY-BWI seas...Jump to post
Buenos Aires likely has more cultural and business ties to Rome than it does to Catalonia. Not surprising at all. Not at all. Barcelona and Catalonia have by far the largest community of Argentinians in Spain. And that is not counting the thousands of Argentinians that live in the area with Italian...Jump to post
WOW, does this leave FCO and MAD as the last 2 EU stations? Surprised BCN is getting canned before FCO. Buenos Aires likely has more cultural and business ties to Rome than it does to Catalonia. Not surprising at all. Not at all. Barcelona and Catalonia have by far the largest community of Argentin...Jump to post
I don't understand why Germans are so stubborn. Obviously they don't want to demolish it because it would be an massive scandal in many ways (political, economic; even the image of Germany). At the moment, this is somehow under the carpet, specially outside Germany. But at some point they will need ...Jump to post
I had an easyjet flight today. I was already in my seat when a girl comes and says “this is my seat”. So we checked the boarding passes (both of us had them as Passes in the iPhone Wallet) and we had the same seat. She told a FA and he did not seem surprised. He just reallocated her to another seat...Jump to post
I had an easyjet flight today. I was already in my seat when a girl comes and says “this is my seat”. So we checked the boarding passes (both of us had them as Passes in the iPhone Wallet) and we had the same seat. She told a FA and he did not seem surprised. He just reallocated her to another seat ...Jump to post
Either the flights will go empty, or Iceland is going to be swamped with tourists Iceland is already way overcrowded in Summer. It seems everyone runs an airbnb to keep up with demand, no joke. Iceland has been beyond hot with tourism but its super seasonal so invention of Airbnb has been huge. AA ...Jump to post
the good thing about the US3 now all going to Iceland is the ability of almost all small/mid size cities finally getting connectivity. With Icelandair ,unless you had AS or B6 connections, you were basically cutoff from one-stop ticketing/pricing to KEF Could JetBlue fly from JFK or BOS to KEF in t...Jump to post
Well...wow...didn't see that one coming. the clue was in your response Well..WOW.didn't see............ Hadn't Icelandair also announced DFW? https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/09/14/icelandair-adds-dallas-fort-worth-joining-icelandic-rival-wow/667376001/ Either the fl...Jump to post
How is it that an airport that handles 675k pax per year and a decent amount of cargo can’t make money or at least break-even? It is used by Ryanair which now is well stablished in GLA. PIK had its 21st century peak with the Ryanair boom before they moved into major airports (see GLA). I flew 3 yea...Jump to post
Ytraveller wrote:There are a lot of routes they "announced" for 2017/2018, I'm waiting for more news on LAS in particular...
Not sure it has been mentioned, but S7 will start DME-KEF in summer:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s18/
S7613 DME2005 – 2215KEF 738 6
S7614 KEF2320 – 0705+1DME 738 6
Didn't FI serve LED before the Russian crisis?
Wizzair has made EIN-BRQ seasonal; it used to be year-round. So it doesn't think like things are improving or the market is there.
Btw Ryanair has started flights to Pardubice which is really close to PRG. Are those subsidised?
With Fraport taking over SKG and many island airports, I expect a boom in traffic in the coming years. What happened to Mykonos that Qatar had announced as future route? https://www.reuters.com/article/qatar-airways-growth/qatar-airways-announces-12-new-destinations-for-2017-18-idUSL8N1HW1SG I alway...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] Pretty bland livery in my opinion. JOON will take over CDG-BCN from Air France. In fact, CDG-BCN will have three low cost carriers on the route (JOON, EasyJet, and Vueling) while ORY-BCN will have Transavia serving the route. So all low cost airlines on the Paris-Barcelona sector, no...Jump to post
The most logical thing would be to target Eastern European tourism in Antalya or Bodrum. Domestic and Istanbul seems too competitive with TK/PS.
Germany, France and Spain are physically almost exactly the same size. One would expect Germany to lend itself better for domestic LCC flights due to the decentralized nature of the country. In France and Spain almost everything revolves around Paris/Madrid, while in Germany you have some 10 separa...Jump to post
I imagine there are several reasons: - Low-cost were almost absent from FRA and MUC (Germany's two largest airports) until very recently. Now this is changing with FR in FRA. - Germans are still quite loyal to Condor and the likes for their trips to the sun. In the UK, British have long ago moved to...Jump to post
I find it odd that it will not be named Air Italia (or Aereo Italia). Why name an airline using the country's non-primary language? Sure English is spoken a lot, but it seems less prideful not to use Italian. That's like naming an airline Areo Estados Unidos in the US or calling Lufthansa being cal...Jump to post
I imagine IAD is a prestige route given it’s one weekly frequency.. I imagine SVO-IAD has something to do with the Russian government interests in DC. There was no SVO-IAD, they should shuttle Russian government workers to Washington DC connecting somewhere with American carriers. It doesn't sounds...Jump to post
Málaga-Melilla is 113 nm.
Gran Canaria-Layounne (Western Africa) is 125 nm.
Gibraltar-Tangier is 38 nm. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RAM9 ... /LXGB/GMTT Thursday's flight was 19 min.
Frankfurt to Luxembourg (FRA's shortest international flight at 96 nm) in Lufthansa https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH394 takes less than 30' in the air but train and road connections are surprisingly long and bad for central Europe. Some routes in the Balkans. E.g. Zagreb to Dubrovnik is less ...Jump to post
I saw Turkmenistan pilots buying bottles of alcohol (and many more items) in the AUH T2 Duty Free years ago.Jump to post
It is not uncommon for holiday flights in 24h airports in Europe. Airports like Ibiza have many of those flights in summer.
For instance today there was a Niki CGN-AGP departing Cologne at 4:05 AM and an Eurowings CGN-AYT departing at 4:30 AM. And this is already winter season.
I could see this airport attracting European low-cost carriers like Ryanair, easyJet, Eurowings, Vueling... so they don't cannibalise Egyptair at CAI. Currently CAI has no low-cost service to Europe and some of those carriers fly already to Egypt (U2) or to nearby countries like Israel or Cyprus, so...Jump to post
The end game in all this is that Catalonia will become an autonomous region within Spain that has more self-determination. Nationalists may talk a good game but it's hard to envisage that region becoming fully independent. Just as in Northern Ireland, eventually a peace plan will be hammered out th...Jump to post