It always baffles me how popular PMI is among Germans. Being Spanish myself, I find Mallorca quite a blah place. Definitely there are many more interesting places in the Mediterranean (whether it is Spain or other countries). As for those who ask whether PMI is big enough (I understand that is ironi...Jump to post
I just came from a quick break in Croatia (my 2nd time in the country). As the first time, it astonished me how underdeveloped the aviation industry is there for a country with so much potential in terms of touristic activity. Croatia has more coastline than France or Spain. It also seems to get man...Jump to post
Qatar flies to Mykonos so I can’t see why Ibiza wouldn’t work for FlyDubai. IBZ is way bigger.
FZ also increasingly serves niche holiday destinations like Tivat or Dubrovnik.
I think Spain could have potential for FlyDubai, given that EK flies only to MAD and BCN.
Destinations like AGP, VLC, BIO or IBZ might work.
I think LIS needs to do something. The last few times I connected there, the whole thing looked a bit like a zoo. People everywhere; overcrowded. It reminds me a bit of IST on a smaller scale. It is not a pleasant experience. It gives you 2nd thoughts in using TAP; fortunately they usually have very...Jump to post
Came back from Hamburg with Eurowings, who are currently renowned for flights being operated by any airline with any equipment. Even so, I was a little surprised to see it operated by Laudamotion Laudamotion flying for Eurowings? lol I also flew Laudamotion for EW a few days ago. It was a weird mix...Jump to post
4x daily Moscow-New York, odd timing for an increase, especially being Russia Have they ever been that high before? On the other hand traffic at Russian airports is booming and Russian carriers are adding new routes and increasing services left and right. Maybe they are also trying to get more conn...Jump to post
IAG will keep the Norwegian brand. A strong brand in a region where IAG is relatively weak is exactly what IAG would be looking for. As for winding up Norwegian at LGW, I wouldn't be so sure. IAG does not favour one brand over the other. If BA wants to take over Norwegian's slots at LGW it will hav...Jump to post
Looking at DAM,
Does anyone knows why flights to Iraq are so popular? According to Flightradar24, the busiest route is Najaf in Iraq and the 3rd busiest is Baghdad (with Kuwait being the 2nd).
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268496/etihad-cancels-2-routes-in-w16/ So the full list of cancellations in the last two years: - Almaty - Baghdad - Basra - Dallas - Doha - Edinburgh - Entebbe - Erbil - Ho Chi Minh City - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen - Jaipur - Larnaca - Perth - Peshawar...Jump to post
Peshawar and Iraq suspensions were securiity related. Peshawar has been resumed by Emirates and AirArabia, and it is flown by Qatar and Saudia. Baghdad has been resumed by Emirates, FlyDubai and AirArabia, and it is flown by Qatar, Turkish and Saudia. Basra has been resumed by FlyDubai, and it is f...Jump to post
More likely WW is going to use it to expand in markets he's been trying his luck with mixed results. AMS, CDG/ORY, FCO. Indeed; Vueling tried to do that and has failed. I would add Germany (Berlin, Munich or Dusseldorf) to the mix, as Norwegian intends to fly long-haul from Germany. And also it wil...Jump to post
I don't see this as a surprise. Reminds me of Vueling (before being purchased by IAG) and Clickair (Iberia) back in the day, when they just duplicated each other's routes for the sake of it, no matter how odd the route was. The game of cat-and-mouse between IAG and Norwegian is unsustainable (e.g. B...Jump to post
I'm surprised EY has not cut MSQ, TSE, DUB, and RBA yet. TSE and RBA are political routes. Abu Dhabi have a lot of investments in Kazakhstan and Morocco. Those routes link the political capital of the UAE with the political capital of those two countries. DUB is not that surprising. Dublin should h...Jump to post
So which is the full list of recent cancellations? I can find this: - Baghdad - Basra - Dallas - Doha - Edinburgh - Entebbe - Erbil - Ho Chi Minh City - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen - Jaipur - Perth - Peshawar - San Francisco - São Paulo - Tehran-Imam Khomeini - Venice I can count 16 destinations dropped ...Jump to post
JFK has EWR serving international locations and LGA for domestic. So combined NYC may still be the busiest for air travel. And most of the passengers from the 2 NYC airports (except EWR) are O & D passengers. DEL has only one airport and no city close by which has an airport (within 150 mile ra...Jump to post
Is SAS dropping BOS? It's going to be seasonal. A bubble in BOS-Europe. Lately it has been dropped: - Air Berlin: Dusseldorf - Air Europa: Madrid (seasonal) - Eurowings: Cologne - Norwegian: Copenhagen - Norwegian: Oslo - Primera Air: Birmingham (cancelled before starting) - SAS: Copenhagen (become...Jump to post
What advantages does CRL have as a hub? Even with some O&D, they will need to attract feed. What area do they intend to develop to generate feed? I think the idea is quite crazy but I don't think CRL is such a bad choice. CRL is less than one hour from Brussels itself and is the reference airpo...Jump to post
What's driving all this growth at LUX? Ryanair's new routes (BCN, BGY, LIS, MAD). Interesting. LUX-BCN/LIS is getting quite crowded. I think I read somewhere that Vueling is suspending their own BCN-LUX flights. It seems like today is Vueling's last service. So VY is leaving the airport (or the cou...Jump to post
Purpose of the expansion in JED is to draw more GCC tourists in to the Red Sea resorts, neither it nor SV are intended to be hub carriers. The famous Red Sea resorts are a second thought from the 2030 Agenda. The new JED airport will serve the city of Jeddah (which is one of the largest in the GCC)...Jump to post
There is also JED. The new terminal is starting operations next month and it will have a capacity for 80M PAX. JED has an enormous O&D (if only b/c of Muslim religious tourism which for obvious demographic reasons has a lot of potential) and Saudi is looking at diversifying their economy, so mak...Jump to post
I was curious to see how Juba airport looked like (considering it is one of the newest countries in the world) and I have found those pics: http://hotinjuba.com/7069-2/
Is this really Juba Airport? Where is the check-in made? How are there any security protocols there?
I don't understand what the problem is. T123 are connected by foot both land and airside. From a passenger's perspective, T123 airside is the same terminal (land side is a bit longer, specially to T3). So who cares? Norwegian has a centralised check-in area and then non-Schengen areas are located in...Jump to post
You're very much downsizing the fact that BA have a hub in LHR and can feed LHR-DXB as much as EK can feed DXB-LHR. BA LHR-DXB doesn't live off of O&D... Think you're overestimating the number of passengers transitting through a European hub, with final destination Dubai. It would really only m...Jump to post
Thai dropped MAD at a time Spain was in a deep economic recession and the ME3 traffic started to boom. So a terrible mix of things. Now that the economy is doing better and traffic to Asia has increased greatly, I think Thai could do well in MAD if they play the BKK hub thing with competitive connec...Jump to post
I agree that ORD will probably be next (just waiting for an announcement!) but CDG will join the list as well if QF opens service from PER (which won't be until late-2019 at the earliest). LAX would have been on the list at one point, wouldn't it? Any chance that ET could eventually drop the DUB st...Jump to post
The link only mentions routes to Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante... Not much for the time being. I was hoping for more. I'm a big DY fan. I would love to see them flying from TFN to the .."Americas"... ;) Overall TFN is the "city" airport, more focused on VFR and business. TFS se...Jump to post
According to a recent report by anna.aero, these European destinations are among the top 40 unserved long-haul destinations from China in terms of estimated two-way indirect pax traffic flows in 2017 http://i65.tinypic.com/2qbagdv.gif Well you can discount FLR as there is no way your going to get e...Jump to post
LBG in Paris now only used for general aviation, is closer to central Paris than ORY or CDG. LIN in Milan is a classic example; much closer than MXP or BGY. IEV is inside Kiev. Very convenient and stress-free. KBP on the other hand is outside the city. Baneasa is much closer to central Bucharest tha...Jump to post
Not to mention the ME3 are also very instagrammable. :) An Emirates or Qatar flight is way sexier than a Virgin or TUI fly. A few hours lost in DOH or DXB? No problem. Take the metro to the Burj Khalifa... that is Instagram 101. That big teddy bear in new DOH airport? That thing is there just for th...Jump to post
and are more Instagrammable. So people started taking holidays in Thailand or Indonesia. What exactly makes SE Asia more "Instagrammable" (??) than Cancun? Only talking about Thailand: Ko Phi Phi, street Asian food, elephants, different alphabet and people, Buddhist temples, boat markets,...Jump to post
Mexican drug violence. End of story. Also, CUN has gone down market over the past 20 years. CUN is now a down market lower middle class jaunt for people traveling on airlines like Spirit and barely owning a passport. Drunk dirty place filled with all inclusive hotels filled with college kids from S...Jump to post
Wizz, Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet, Pegasus, Transavia, Vueling, Blue Air, Wow, etc., have a 19% share of TLV's seats this month. Wizz is #1 with nearly 55,000 seats this month across 17 routes. easyJet is #2 with nearly 48,000 seats across 13 routes. Indeed that must be the reason. European low-cos...Jump to post
Cointrin330 wrote:BRU (dropped in 2009?)
Ukranians do not need visas for Schengen since the war. That has increased tourism to the EU (like in every Eastern European country there is a local elite) as well as economic migrants (those Polish routes are catered to the enormous Ukranian diaspora in Poland). As for the tourism, I agree with ot...Jump to post
PEK-LIS-GRU is still better (and has O/D to support the connections), and Chinese carriers would have to make URC a scissor hub to collect all Chinese traffic to Brazil. They would need 5th and 6th freedom right which they are unlikely to get. URC is already a hub. It's only a matter of time until ...Jump to post
I think the role of airports in Moscow will look more like the 3 main NYC airports, DME being like JFK, SVO as a fortress hub for SU like EWR for UA, and VKO being a city airport like LGA. Would like to see VKO to grow, and more road access for DME. I don't think VKO is remotely comparable to LGA. ...Jump to post
Can anyone explain why S7 hasn't expanded further into Western Europe especially to the United Kingdom and in particular to London considering that they are part of OneWorld! S7 used to fly from Moscow to MAD and codeshare with IB but they cut the route last year. https://www.routesonline.com/news/...Jump to post
Dalaman flights are launched from Dublin and Bratislava in June. A big new market for FR. Thoughts? Who will be most affected? TK? Pegasus? Mmm...they are quite late to the party, although with what is going on in Turkey, I am not so sure there is still a party anymore... Anyway, these are only min...Jump to post
It seems like low-cost carriers are running out of ideas in Europe. Ryanair first in Israel, then Jordan, now Turkey and likely Ukraine. It would be interesting to see more Ryanair in the Balkans and the Caucasus. Traffic rights issues will prevent them from achieving any scale in Turkey. How are th...Jump to post
Eurowings should consider DUS-SCQ and TXL-SCQ in summer. VY operated those two routes a few years ago. And now the Lufthansa Group flies to FRA, MUC and ZRH from SCQ. They already did it for SS18, where Mostar won and got 2 weekly flights each to both DUS and STR. There were talks in the FDH press (...Jump to post
Great news , hopefully the rumoured TK IST >DUB > MEX will happen soon too Only if there is an Ireland-to -Mexico market. Otherwise, it'll be another money burner in Latin America for TK. Where does TK fly in Latin America? Are their routes just for glamour and not making money? I have no idea whet...Jump to post
The background to this is that there is a significant „independence“ movement in the Spanish region of Catalonia, where a large portion of the population hates anything Spanish, who believe that there are „political prisoners“ wearing yellow ribbons to show their support, displaying Catalan flags o...Jump to post
That is a BS answer and you guys are falling for it hook line and sinker. The route is currently flying and AB had 3 or 4 JFK slots. LH is now a monopoly airline. They have no interest Flying you anywhere but Frankfurt and Munich. Hopefully another airline will start the route. But dont fall for sl...Jump to post