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by geoshina
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 123
Views: 24497

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

TK? They are getting a brand new ginormous hub in a few months. I don't think VLA's are in their future. TP. Rumor has it that TP is indeed one of the carriers interested but the airport won't allow A380 operations. Same rumor source also told me that EK also wanted to bring the A380 to LIS and was...

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by geoshina
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 5856

Re: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo

Samrnpage wrote:
The whole world seems to be under this heat wave, US, Japan, Europe


There are still quite some snow down south in Argentina / Chile :P

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by geoshina
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 665
Views: 75394

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

I'm surprised that this deal is happening at all. In the end, I think that Embraer got a relatively good deal considering that their E2 wasn't selling. If they had waited until after Farnborough, the deal wouldn't have been as sweet unless they had booked significant amounts of orders, which was un...

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by geoshina
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to cancel 113 domestic flights over the next week due 787 engine issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Re: ANA to cancel 113 domestic flights over the next week due 787 engine issues

nine4nine wrote:
I was at LHR about a month ago. Such a strange sight to see so many Virgin 787’s parked without engines as I taxied by.


The same with Latam 787 at SCL

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by geoshina
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares
Replies: 25
Views: 3259

Re: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares

Argentina is making steps in the right direction. For a long time South America has been a very expensive continent to fly, large parts of it still are. Take Brazil for example, total lack of LCCs due to LCC-unfriendly laws. Most of the Brazilian population doesnt have access to flying because it's...

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by geoshina
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7274

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

That's a nice refurbish aircraft.
They really made a point in keeping with 9 seats in economy.

I just hope UA and AA follow through, as they always seem to do it lol

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by geoshina
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5920

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

This helicopter shuttle also exists in São Paulo. Voom, an Airbus company serves as a booking platform. You can do Guarulhos (GRU) airport to Congonhas (CGH) or some strategics places in São Paulo. It even goes to Campinas.
I think they have also started business in Mexico City

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by geoshina
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350 next year fleet placement expectation
Replies: 35
Views: 6051

Re: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation

No A330 in Latam Brasil.
Of all the 77W, I think some will return to the lessor and some others will stay in the fleet. They are even going to retrofit the cabin once again ( and the CEO also mentioned that the 767 would also have a interior refit).

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by geoshina
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism
Replies: 33
Views: 5898

Re: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism

This is not unique to Spain, have seen TP advertise themselves as the gateway to Italy on NYC taxis as well. The "forced" connection part is only a thing if you insist on taking the JFK flight, that departs at ungodly hours and gets into Lisbon around noon. The Newark flight gets into Lis...

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by geoshina
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism
Replies: 33
Views: 5898

Re: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism

I think the people who complain are mostly the portuguese nationals that are really(I mean, really really really really) proud of their country. Indeed it's a beautiful country and one of my favorites in this world, even before being a trendy destination. Unfortunately they don't see this as a way t...

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by geoshina
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon
Replies: 22
Views: 2733

Re: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon

I never understood why LATAM did not fly to Lisbon of all places. Could they announce OPO in the future? I may be wrong, but I believe the reason is that right around the time when JJ began considering LIS many years ago their then *A partner TP was on the route so IIRC there was a codeshare agreem...

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by geoshina
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6402

Re: LATAM adding Munich

C010T3 wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
Do you guys realize JJ no longer exists, right?


Of course it does. Even if JJ does not appear as a marketing code in moat flight, its ICAO will not disappear at all.



And all Latam Brazil flights to/from USA are "JJ" and not LA :P

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by geoshina
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7076

Re: Qantas looking at ULR flights to CDG and FRA after successful launch of PER-LHR flights

I did a couple of AA DFW-HKG flights and a LAX-DOH r/t with Qatar. All in business class. You eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, watch movies, listen to music, use internet, sleep, eat. Lol. What I love about these flights is that there’s no rush to do things. Since it takes a lot of time, everyone fee...

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by geoshina
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6402

Re: LATAM adding Munich

You guys keep saying that LH won't like this, but I think they will have to suck it up. Why? Because JJ still have codeshare agreements with LH group. O6 still don't offer the same connectivity as JJ. JJ and LH still need each other. Let's not forget that JJ have also applied to increase frequency i...

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by geoshina
Wed May 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10867

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

santos wrote:
DT also operates LAD-LIS up to 13/14 Weekly and OPO 3/4 weekly during high season B77W/B772
TP operates LIS-LAD up to 13/14 weekly during high season too B77W


I would love to see the TAP livery in a B77W. :)
TP operates an A340 to LAD :)

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by geoshina
Wed May 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 3429

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

LIS will definitely be next. I won DUB would be so low yielding... and given that they funnel traffic to DUB at LHR with OW partner BA... Latam funnels Dublin traffic via Frankfurt not LHR and they’re very uncompetitive . KLM pretty much owns DUB>Brazil for price and timings.American Airlines offer...

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by geoshina
Tue May 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 3429

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

I think BOS-YYZ would be another failed attempt.

If I am not mistaken, JJ is also expecting to have 3 more weekly flights to FRA, but they are still waiting for the the slots they want.
Other than that, I think Portugal would be the next destination for JJ.

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by geoshina
Mon May 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

JJ flights will continue to/from USA.

If I am not mistaken, the 77W and 767 will be retrofitted with new seats.

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by geoshina
Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 4116

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

Oksman You are right, JJ have always operated the JNB-GRU route with the 767 and it really takes this northern route which adds 2 hours flying time. In a way the 767 has enabled JJ to open some routes such as FCO, BOS, seasonal LAS, BCN and JNB. It's also the smallest widebody in JJ fleet. I think t...

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by geoshina
Thu May 10, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 73529

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Hopefully this portuguese beauty will soon make its way to GRU :)

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by geoshina
Wed May 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7184

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

If I am not mistaken the first row of seats have headrests, more legroom and usb + powerport.
These first row seats are better than the ones currently at LH / LX / BA / IB / AF / AZ

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by geoshina
Tue May 08, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7184

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

TAP received the A320 without the interior fittings.
I think they are installing it at TAP ME @ LIS.

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by geoshina
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 2169

Re: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina

If I am not mistaken, I took a college trip to Buenos Aires in 1999 with Canadian, from GRU to EZE.

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by geoshina
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16326

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

When will see a LATAM 77W painted in the new livery? Is the plan still to get rid of the 77W in favor of a 787/350 fleet majority? They were supposed to, but not anymore. Change of plans. The 77W will still be part of Latam. This year these birds will have a retrofit, with focus in changing the int...

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by geoshina
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 11234

Re: New Lisbon Airport

I guess it depends on the time that you arrive at LIS. If you arrive early in the morning when most of the TP widebodies arrive from Brazil and Africa than you are in for a treat, lol. I had this experience twice last year (GRU-LIS and GIG-LIS) and it was terrible. I had to wait a lot to pass passpo...

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by geoshina
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 11234

Re: New Lisbon Airport

I flew to LIS from PHL in 2009 with my family and it took us nearly three hours to get through passport control -- I've never experienced anything like that before. We resolved after that that if we were going somewhere on the Iberian Peninsula to only fly into MAD. Have you every experienced fly t...

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by geoshina
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5589

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Azul could join Star Alliance if Avianca Brazil wasn't a member already. How about Azul in SkyTeam? Azul is part of the David Neeleman + HNA acquisitions which also includes TAP and Aigle Azur. Right now AD has a solid partnership with United. Plus with TAP it really makes you think that Azul is bo...

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by geoshina
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5589

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Azul could join Star Alliance if Avianca Brazil wasn't a member already.

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by geoshina
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America
Replies: 37
Views: 7936

Re: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America

Nowadays JJ has 2 daily flights to MIA, from GRU. One with 77W and another with a A359.

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by geoshina
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America
Replies: 37
Views: 7936

Re: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America

Avianca Brasil (O6) has added a second daily flight to MIA, from GRU: O68510 GRU 09:55 MIA 15:25 O68511 MIA 07:00 GRU 18:30 O68512 GRU 23:59 MIA 05:35 O68513 MIA 16:55 GRU 04:30 Operated by A330, effective November 30th And Latam will change it's aircraft from A350 to 777-300ER effective June 30th.

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by geoshina
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9931

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

This may be a way for them to stop the flow of people fleeing the country. Maduro and the revolution in general actually want as much of the higher/middle class out of Venezuela as possible. Then they can do as they wish, not that anything is stopping them lately - never seen such a pathetic opposi...

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by geoshina
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 6535

Re: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS

Well, it looks like the seasonal JJ flight from GRU to LAS will return in December. At first they announced that they would fly from June 2nd until September 30th, 2018. Now they will also fly from December 15th to February 29th, 2019. 3x/weekly. Tickets are already for sale and the operating aircra...

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by geoshina
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34767

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

This month I'll take the Eva Air SFO to TPE in Business Class. I was looking at the lounge options in SFO, specifically the Star Alliance ones when I've noticed that it will be more than one year since the renovations at the "International United Club"have began. :O What are they up tp? A ...

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by geoshina
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 173
Views: 29313

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Last week I spend 3 days in South Africa, flying JJ/SA. The first leg, GRU-JNB was with JJ and their 767, taking around 10:30 hours because of the route. The return flight was with SAA and their A330. They were both enjoyable experiences.

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by geoshina
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24762

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I keep thinking if this is also because of the imminent JV between AA and JJ. Maybe the AA/QF has taught them something? The JV between JJ/IAG have some conditions like keeping the same number of seat per year for 10 years, giving one LHR slot and creating another Brazil - Europe flight in other sta...

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by geoshina
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 25
Views: 8792

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

I wonder if this also happens because of the seat configuration? I mean, the A350 has 3-3-3, right?
Azul also have it. It's called Skysofa and is equipped in their A330, where the config is 2-4-2. So it is more spacious and probably better suited for a family.
I dunno if it's successful or not.

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by geoshina
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35083

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

FlyingJhawk wrote:
Maybe it's time to start a "Things That Will Be Accomplished Before BER Opens" thread.


I have a good one!
The metro line that would connect GRU airport to downtown São Paulo was supposed to be ready at the 2014 World Cup, lol.
It will be completed this year, L O L.

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by geoshina
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TAP safety video - different
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: New TAP safety video - different

Portugal takes you by all the "pormenores" they offer.
Such a great country and great people.
This safety video is really a nice way to show a little bit that it has to offer.

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by geoshina
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8695

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

This Brazil - Asia has been discussed a long time. Currently the ME3 + TK and ET have been the ones carrying the bulk of people from these two continents. They don't require visa or at least transit visa and they offer cheaper prices. I think AC could try it. But I doubt if it will succeed in this r...

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by geoshina
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM change of equipment @ EZE
Replies: 13
Views: 2405

Re: AM change of equipment @ EZE

Perdoname dcajet, but since Jan 16th the GRU-MEX rotation is being done with a 789. :)

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by geoshina
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9194

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

Well.. I just bought a r/t, GRU-SCL with EK. The seat map shows 2-3-2 in Business Class.

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by geoshina
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9194

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

I think this 772 will have the same new J seats, but in a 2-2-2 config.

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by geoshina
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Central America on the new IB (and CM)
Replies: 13
Views: 7921

Re: To Central America on the new IB (and CM)

Great FR, Lukas :)
Quite entertaining indeed!
Last November I did GRU-PTY-JFK and I have to say that even though I was in C, it was not a very comfortable journey.

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by geoshina
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 5935

Re: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina

I think that south America is a partly corrupted market where latam and other actors with support of polititians has kept prices high until recent. I read the situation that Argentina has given up it's fight when latam was created an Norwegian might have the force changing the aviation industry in ...

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by geoshina
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 10778

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

dcajet wrote:
trex8 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:

As for the A333s, are they 238t frames?

GE operated them at 233K. Only used regional routes.


And that should be plenty, even factoring in BOG's height. These planes will be used in medium haul routes - with BOG-EZE being the longest one.



Isn't EZE all 787 with AV?

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by geoshina
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.
Replies: 21
Views: 2170

Re: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.

Will this flight still have a chance with LA adding a SCL-GRU-TLV with a 789?

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by geoshina
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 10778

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

I know they fly the 787-8 within the Americas from Bogotá to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. Also to some domestic destinations. So I suppose the A333 will operate those routes to free some 787 to increase Madrid and start Munich. I´ve heard th...

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by geoshina
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11453

Re: Emirates will start SCL

SQ flew SIN-BCN-GIG 3x weekly but suspended it in 2016 because of weak sales. I guess if the traffic is there they could restart it again, but where would the stop be? BCN again....or? I guess JJ entering the route (and kinda having success at it) with their 767 was also important for SQ to leave. ...

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