I wonder if a merger with Sunwing could be in the cards...especially if the economy takes a turn for the worse this year, hurting Sunwing who is overwhelmingly leisure focused.Jump to post
A lot of these planes were from WestJet in Canada. I would have assumed they have the same standards as the USA, or is this an example of poor maintaince by WestJet?Jump to post
Cancel the 77X, replace it with 15 additional A380 for fleet simplification. Change the 77X with Boeing to 787, and send those frames to Austrian or Swiss to meet their needs.
That’s what it sounds like to me.
Tough times ahead for China, and aviation in the countryJump to post
During Bankrupcy American Airlines sold a multi million pound home it owned in a nice part of London. Was this house being used for crews to stay in previously?Jump to post
The feelings of the Chinese people have been hurt due to the extraditionJump to post
It is not just one flight, or a random sale, it seems to be most of the upcoming ones I can see between BCN and the USA at least. People here talk about Norwegian being in a bad situation financially but from what I can see the fares of Level are substantially lower than Norwegian consistently, so t...Jump to post
I am checking the prices for upcoming travel from BCN, and except for LAX, the prices are around $100-$150 USD. For example, this Sunday BCN-OAK, a 13 hour flight is selling for $150. The amount Level gets is roughly half this, the rest is taxes. How on earth are they making a profit and surviving w...Jump to post
Hi Fly better start dusting off the A380 and picking up a few more, because if the Norwegian operation goes under that will be a lot of stranded passengers.Jump to post
After reading the news regarding the Emirates A380 Order, it seems the aircraft does not have a great future in the passenger market at least. This brings me to the thought, would it be able to stay in production if a freighter variant was offered? I have heard people say that the 747 is better for ...Jump to post
If you are going to split the AA/BA/IB numbers then you should do the same for Norwegian UK, Norwegian Ireland, and Norwegian International, and any other subsidiaries they have flying to NYC.Jump to post
As mentioned above, I think one main reason is they were under influence from the German government who likely pressured them into buying Airbus over Boeing.Jump to post
I am one to doubt this news...an article sometime around 2010 that I read said CZ would be the largest airline in the world by 2015. 2015 came and went and they were not.
China loves to make big bold headlines, X by 2020, etc, but then they quietly ignore it when the milestones are missed.
What is the chance Vikimg air picks up the Q400 program and upgrades it, maybe reduces the production rate.Jump to post
I am surprised the Wumao have not hijacked this thread and started defending China yet. But back to the topic on hand, having spoke with engineers working on this plane and even the C919, they have said they would personally never fly it. In fact there was one company contracted to do work for Comac...Jump to post
American Airlines also cited cost when choosing NASDAQ for the merged entity. Makes you wonder what value other NYSE companies are getting from being there vs the NASDAQ.Jump to post
This whole thing sounds doomed from the get go.Jump to post
Tariff so far has not even have a major effect on any economy. Now, in a year, it's different story. BTW "no tourism from US side"? Go ask what the 2M Americans that visited China are doing there (5th Place if you exclude HK and Macau, after Taiwan, S. Korea, Vietnam, and Japan). AA also ...Jump to post
It seems with more discrimination against Chinese in Australia and a more hostile attitude toward Chinese investment in Canada and the United States, that Chinese have turned to the UK. I believe UK is number 2 this year for places rich Chinese want to immigrate to, while Ireland is number 3!Jump to post
I think it boils down to the fact China is running into a lot of problems recently due to President Xi. In China everything is about saving face and I would not be surprised with the tariffs and bubbles and excessive lending that the financial situation is a lot worse than they are letting on.Jump to post
FedEx is strong where it operates but DHL has more coverage, markets like Myanmar and North Korea even have DHL, where FedEx is non existant. DHL also seems to offer bigger discounts on Asia - USA shipments, so they seem to do well there.Jump to post
Not to nitpick, actually it is the lessor Golden Falcon Aviation buying the 25 A320neo on behalf of Wataniya Airlines. The current Wataniya Airlines, which started operation last July 2017; is an reincarnation of earlier airline of same name which folded in 2011 due to mounting debt. BTW, they are ...Jump to post
It turns out this airline has a 1.7 star rating by passengers as has endless complaints from passengers. An airline like this seems like it may not exist for much longer if it is being this badly managed... There's an airline in the US with similar complaints and star rating, and with lots of Airbu...Jump to post
I saw an announcement at the air show that an airline called Wataniya Airlines had bought 25 A320NEO. I had not heard of them before so I did some research on the internet. https://www.facebook.com/wataniyairways/reviews/ It turns out this airline has a 1.7 star rating by passengers as has endless c...Jump to post
https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2018/04/09/hi-fly-a380-drops-pe-keeps-connectivity-and-koito-seats/ Thank you for that link, it answers a lot of questions that have been asked here and I hadn’t read that article before. Yes, worth reading to dispel rumours, such as Mirpuri quoted in the article sayin...Jump to post
Wow, I never heard about this massive investment being made by foxconn. Is it confirmed yet? I have not seen anything on the news.
I would imagine that if it is indeed true, then there could be justification for at least a freight service between Asia and MKE for the inbound components.
The engines To run it the exact same way Hawaiian does yes could be an issue. But if you run a plane SMF-OGG-HNL-SAN. Whereas to spread out the interisland flying I think it would lessen the issue. WN makes 35 min turns and some 30 or 25s still. Albeit rare. except that doesn't come close to achiev...Jump to post
Seems like just a Chinese airline bashing thread tbh, not unlike those AvB or United/Delta/AA bashing ones. If you can't agree that beauty is an entirely subjective thing like many others said right here, then there's nothing more that I can say. I can even say Delta or Alaska's livery is horrible ...Jump to post
With fuel prices rising, no doubt the US3 are bleeding on these routes. Theres only so many paid J travelers for all the capacity. I dunno, these days in my airport the flights to PVG and PEK are oversold in J every day. Do you want to keep your airport a secret? I believe he is referring to DTW an...Jump to post
Mexico has received a rather small amount of foreign investment from China, but far from being a negative factor, that should be seen as a situation offering huge upside potential in the future. Chinese companies definitely stand to gain a lot in Mexico. CNOOC has already been awarded several oil d...Jump to post
Yes, I just find it crazy because the China-Mexico ties are very minimal, far behind those of Japan who has minimal flights. China already has CAN, PEK, and PVG linked to Mex. A route like HKG will take up multiple 777X frames, a huge capital investment for a route that appears to have minimal high...Jump to post
The Chinese media have a habit of lying to make big optimistic headlines. How many times have we heard, by 2020 China will be a leader in X, or have X by 2020. 2020 is 1.5 years away and most of those predictions are unlikely to come true. PEK was supposed to surpass ATL years ago and still no sign ...Jump to post
Not much will change in 3 years and if AMLO gets elected next week the economic situation is likely to deteriorate further in Mexico. Eh, that election result will not deter CX's plans - many countries CX has been expanding to face worse economic conditions. For example, CX will launch CPT this yea...Jump to post
Not much will change in 3 years and if AMLO gets elected next week the economic situation is likely to deteriorate further in Mexico. CX Can expand but if it is losing money doing so it is a slap in the face to the airlines working to keep capacity in check and use their alliance partners for low yi...Jump to post
Why does MEX need a nonstop to HKG? There are plenty of 1 stop options available via Canada, the U.S, and even China. The visa issues are not a problem given the wide array of options that exist. What high yielding traffic exists between Mexico and Hong Kong to warrant a direct flight?Jump to post
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