If I were other airlines in the region I’d be keeping my ranks as fat as possible as more and more pilots will return to the USA to fly. why would foreign pilots want to work in the US again? Pay and benefits in the U.S are much better. Work is much less, te industry has vastly improved over the pa...Jump to post
No way, AM still has much bigger markets in Europe, Asia, and other places that it could fly to first. I will believe it when I see it.Jump to post
Xi Dada bringing harmonious growth to Beijing airport.
But in all seriousness, we know how much Chinese data like GDP, and so on is faked to “save face”. What is the likelihood that this data could be faked to allow the government to celebrate a massive milestone?
Do the Boeing planes still say “proudly all Boeing” on the fuselage? Is there a timeline for when they will have removed those stickers completely?Jump to post
Not as bad as the Zhengzhou to Luxembourg route announced in the other thread, but not a whole lot better.
One has to wonder how all this will end? China cannot keep adding wildly unprofitable routes like this just to bump the GDP growth numbers up a little, without it eventually ending badly.
2 PDEW? 5% load factor?Jump to post
What sane company would order 100 planes that in their initial operation cannot even do intacity flights in China without major issues! On top of that this is a company that was recently having many financial problems.
I think there is much more to this deal than meets the eye.
B777LRF wrote:RickNRoll wrote:P&W or RR do you think?
The Great Wall Sing-Song Cherry Blossom XP13-DQ7V-9, would be my guess. The Chinese have suck a knack for catchy names!
People talk about USA - India being so unprofitable and all this but I fail to see how China is any better. The fares on most routings between China and North America are rock bottom these days and the planes tend to be far from full from what I have experienced. How are Airlines such as Air China, ...Jump to post
It isn’t all Boeing, it’s pressure from the U.S government under the Trump administration. The administration is pushing much harder than before through its foreign embassies and other diplomatic channels to assist with sales of aircraft and high ticket items made in the USA.Jump to post
What is the difficulty with Canada?Jump to post
Well BBC, CNN, Flight Global and others have lists of sites related to specific topics. They come to this site for aviation info because they think people in the know might post here during events like this. The problem is they post the news as “fact” like they are the ones in the know when in fact ...Jump to post
The problem is FlightGlobal is using this forum to get its info, and then presenting it as if it is the truth. They should do more independent research instead of relying on forums like this, then they would not have the blunder of reporting the wrong airline on their Twitter!Jump to post
mugler wrote:I dont understand why Interjet keeps having 2 daily flights to DFW one of them being a RON with such bad load factors.
The last thing Dada Xi needs is chaos in the private sector from these CEO's taking on massive risk. HNA will become a state owned entity in the blink of an eye if they cannot get their problems under control ASAP. One only needs to look at the developments in China the past few weeks.Jump to post
Could they tap into the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund once they run out of money?Jump to post
Airbus talked with HA about the A380 but nothing ever came of those talks.Jump to post
A320NEO seems like a given. Has finnair ever operated Boeing planes?Jump to post
So I have plenty experience with WN AUS-CUN and boy is it a far superior product than the other airlines. When I booked my tix for my family's trip to Akumal (hour drive south of CUN) in August, I looked at WN and UA nonstops: - WN was roughly $200 cheaper per person (buying for 6 seats) - Departur...Jump to post
WN does OK if it's a market that is leisure and primarily US point of sale. WN far from cracking secrets of ethnic markets or foreign point of sale intricacies. It seems like some new hires brought over from Spirit, or another airline with strong international experience would help them build up th...Jump to post
For all the talk we hear about WN struggling internationally, it seems that they are doing very well at CUN. They now serve more destinations from CUN than Spirit or JetBlue and seem to be rapidly adding flights. What is fueling WN's success at CUN, and could we see it replicated at any of their oth...Jump to post
So considering the fees over Russia are very high, would it not be a good business for a Russian airline to start a long haul LCC via Moscow or another city? They would have an advantage over all foreign competitors. A second point, if Russia is allowed to be so picky with who it lets overfly its ai...Jump to post
I read a while back that Norwegian wanted to fly Barcelona to Tokyo but was unable to because the Russian government would not give them overfly permission. I am just wondering if anyone knows why the Russian government has a say in where a foreign airline flies to/from, even if it is over their ter...Jump to post
However, rising costs WHAT rising costs? Oil is still cheap, right? What possible rising costs could they encounter? Also, this article was written by a website called Motley Fool, a subsidiary of Motley Wealth Management. Anyone ever heard about them? Best not to trust anything with the word "...Jump to post
It appears that an airline in Congo is purchasing the ARJ-21. The president of Congo stated that he has "full faith in the quality of this Chinese product and is proud to be the first country in Africa to order the plane" Scroll down to the comments in the article and someone claims the s...Jump to post
It appears that an airline in Congo is purchasing the ARJ-21. The president of Congo stated that he has "full faith in the quality of this Chinese product and is proud to be the first country in Africa to order the plane" Scroll down to the comments in the article and someone claims the st...Jump to post
Doesn't see anyones in much of a rush for a Chinese built DC9 ripoff anyway ... so they can probably take their time. This isn't the ARJ, this is a different plane with over 500 orders. The question however is how many of those orders are genuine rather than the Chinese government forcing them to p...Jump to post
You could also take her to one of those Caribbean Islands where you can do spotting, and experience the thrill of the planes up close. She might appreciate it thenJump to post
Everyone has their hobby, tell her to be more open minded!Jump to post
It seems surprising to me that Guadalajara, the second most populated city in Mexico with a metropolitan area of 4.5 million has not one single flight to Europe. This is a city with a large number of international businesses in manufacturing and technology, and a lot of wealth. Monterrey while havin...Jump to post
Years ago, I think it was around 2012, the Chinese media was running a lot of propaganda and news saying it was imminent Beijing would become the worlds busiest. 6 years later and Atlanta is still number 1, and the Chinese media has quietly ignored this now.Jump to post
Anyone know YCD? I imagine their numbers should be up quite a bit with Westjet growing quite a bit there.Jump to post
Is AC still looking at serving Dhaka, Bangladesh? I heard it was being contemplated a while back.Jump to post
The question is, what is a country or airport that while now small and insignificant could be dominating the headlines in 20 years? I would put my bets on somewhere in Africa.Jump to post
Just wondering if anyone knows how this route performs? It seems a very unusual route for an airline like TK to be operating. Obviously with the large network TK operates they can feed this flight from all over the world, so it is not simply Turkish O&D. However, the economy of somalia is in tat...Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:chrisp390 wrote:AS painting a VS 321 with branding that looked horrible and made no sense
Did you get a load of what it looks like once you add Chester?