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by Pe@rson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2898

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

SANFan wrote:
SAN might stand a remote chance but the traffic in the market is kind of iffy, around 60-70 PDEW -- right on the verge of being viable on the EMJ.


Don't forget traffic will be stimulated by a non-stop service and of course even more so depending on whether the fares are lower than 1-stop options.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 69
Views: 6160

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

But what about the passengers? Were there 650 passengers in the previous four quarters, and 1,048 passengers in subsequent quarters? Doesn’t seem like a lot. That’s only a couple passengers per day if that’s really four quarters’ worth of data. It is average PDEW. I would have thought that was obvi...

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by Pe@rson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 69
Views: 6160

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

The Spirit effect exists. As in their February 2018 investor relations presentation for the 4 quarters before and 4 quarters after entry: LAS-OAK: 650 to 1,048 CHI-MCO: 737 to 951 FLL-SJO: 191 to 346 LAX-CHI: 1347 to 1777 DFW-DTW: 407 to 535 What are these numbers in reference to? Fares? Passengers...

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by Pe@rson
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 69
Views: 6160

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

The Spirit effect exists. As in their February 2018 investor relations presentation for the 4 quarters before and 4 quarters after entry:

LAS-OAK: 650 to 1,048
CHI-MCO: 737 to 951
FLL-SJO: 191 to 346
LAX-CHI: 1347 to 1777
DFW-DTW: 407 to 535

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by Pe@rson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 107
Views: 26454

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

No doubt quite a lot of cargo to be transported.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13108

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

Varsity1 wrote:
The typical British Airways Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew salary is £14,276. Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew salaries at British Airways can range from £12,000 - £21,000.


Who do you think they are going to attract with salaries like that??


If you don't like the wages, why would you sign up to it?

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by Pe@rson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL odd flight MCO to LGW
Replies: 29
Views: 6502

Re: DAL odd flight MCO to LGW

neomax wrote:
[DL's 49% stake in VS basically means that it owns VS and they can do whatever they want.


But not a controlling stake.

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by Pe@rson
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CPT, both LHR and LGW?
Replies: 26
Views: 5141

Re: BA to CPT, both LHR and LGW?

In 2016, around 334,000 flew LON-CPT-LON non-stop. It'll be good to compare with 2017.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?
Replies: 18
Views: 3893

Re: why is there so much air service between Italy and Albania?

All about Albanian diaspora in Italy.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

Always ironic how US posters - in a country renowned for hubs - forget it'll be mainly about connections across Africa.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 14460

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

3x to 4x weekly until about April, then 3x to 4x weekly from July.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 22
Views: 3629

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

A random search shows that LHR-IST-JIB-MGQ and back in April is around £1,000 with TK.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 22
Views: 3629

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/mobile.reu ... SKCN1BN1CZ

It operates via Djibouti.

No doubt has a good mixture of pax.
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"Somalia is one of our most profitable destinations worldwide," Mustafa Ozkahraman, Kenya country manager for Turkish Airlines.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/mobile.reu ... SKCN1BN1CZ

It operates via Djibouti.

No doubt has a good mixture of pax.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh
Replies: 37
Views: 6214

Re: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh

downtown273 wrote:
Pe@rson wrote:
10. MAN-CDG: 20,256 seats


I thought MAN-CDG was actually flown by Air France's A318 in codeshare with FlyBE?


BE also operates it.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh
Replies: 37
Views: 6214

Re: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh

Its top-10 routes network-wide in January 2018 are (both ways combined): 1: BHX-AMS: 33,000 seats 2. GCI-JER: 30,720 seats 3. BHD-MAN: 28,236 seats 4. BHX-EDI: 26,940 seats 5. BHX-GLA: 26,052 seats 6. SOU-MAN: 25,324 seats 7. BHD-BHX: 24,824 seats 8. MAN-ABZ: 21,396 seats 9. SOU-JER: 21,260 seats 10...

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by Pe@rson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 11726

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Assuming you're not trolling... you sound like a European legacy carrier in 1995.


Indeed he does. Which reminds me how I read years ago a Berlin politician or someone saying 'people in Berlin won't want low fares'. Lol

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)

It depends. Most of those kinds of roles will be office-based but some may involve a lot of travel, at least at manager+ level. I have a undergraduate and postgraduate degree in aviation management and quite a lot of my classmates initially became network planners (i.e. where to fly, route performan...

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)

I'd say: Would you prefer to be a pilot or cabin crew or engineer or work towards management in commercial areas or operational areas of airlines or airports? Or would you prefer to work for a manufacturer or be a consultant or analyst? As examples of commercial areas for an airline, marketing, sale...

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4195

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

Are there any other Fokker operators? The biggest 100 and F70 user is Alliance in Australia. According to Airfleets, it has 20 100s in active service (and 1 in storage) and 9 F70s in operation (and 3 in storage). It also has 5 F50s, according to Airfleets. It operates lots of mine-orientated charte...

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 6939

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

What kind of market is there in Mogadishu when the country is in an war? Who would even visit Somalia in the first place when it's dangerous? Many European Somali 'refugees' return to Somalia for vacation. “Somalia is one of our most profitable destinations worldwide,” Mustafa Ozkahraman, Kenya cou...

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by Pe@rson
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 6939

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

It routes IST-HAV-CCS-IST.

LAX, would you happen to know the key connecting markets?

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by Pe@rson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19381

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

Greece is expected to have about 30 million tourists in 2017, up from 25 million in 2015 and 27.5m in 2016. In 2017, around 900k from the US are said to have visited. Greece is an exceptionally big tourist destination, especially for Europeans. https://www.travelagentcentral.com/destinations/stats-r...

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by Pe@rson
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking for a 1985 Worldwide OAG Flight Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Looking for a 1985 Worldwide OAG Flight Guide

Bought a 1983 version here in Australia a couple of weeks ago. I paid $3!

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by Pe@rson
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 in Fresno
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

Re: G4 in Fresno

Presumably AUS?

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by Pe@rson
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty
Replies: 23
Views: 8120

Re: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty

EK has FZ for these areas, something EK has mentioned previously. No doubt as EK and FZ increasingly cooperate...

On a different note, of course TK and SU have strong presence in this area.

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by Pe@rson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the 737 MAX
Replies: 10
Views: 2616

Re: Ryanair and the 737 MAX

There's no need to guess how much they make per passenger. Just look at their annual reports.

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by Pe@rson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-MYR-BOS on Spirit; Odd Scheduling
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: BOS-MYR-BOS on Spirit; Odd Scheduling

If the timings weren't achieving sufficient yields and LFs they'd undoubtedly soon change them or cut the route. How long have the timings been as they are?

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by Pe@rson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 12918

Re: EK launches London Stansted

This will supplement its existing 9 daily 380-operated services to LON: 6 to LHR and 3 to LGW. In 2016, 2.7m flew LHR-DXB-LHR; this incl 6th freedom pax and also BA (3x daily), QF (2xd), VS (1xd) and BI (1xd), up 8% YOY. 920,462 flew Emirates LGW-DXB-LGW (incl 6th F), up 6% YOY. So over 3.5m pax to/...

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by Pe@rson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 88
Views: 10166

Re: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?

I hope D8/Dy has/is doing their homework for these connections. Why second-guess an international airline's network planning team? Like all airlines, they obviously perform lots of analysis in deciding markets. Doesn't mean all will succeed - there's no getting away from this - but a large proporti...

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by Pe@rson
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 88
Views: 10166

Re: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?

VC10er wrote:
(They said they stopped in Iceland?) - could that be true from Florida?


Yes, from MIA by the 330.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 4574

Re: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled

thgsr08 wrote:
L0VE2FLY wrote:
Cool livery, is the airline named after Australia's Bondi beach?


I tought the same! HAHA


It effectively means FlyBus.

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by Pe@rson
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6537

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

Some very odd scheduling there. Operating CTA slot during a prime business departure slot. ARN double daily but at useless times for business passengers. Arrive ARN around 0925 and leave 2010. A bit late home but pretty good overall, especially if cost-conscious. Of course, designed for BER-origina...

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by Pe@rson
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6537

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

MUC 8x daily
FRA 5x daily
ZRH 5x daily
VIE 5x daily
STR 4x daily

When I search in February.

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by Pe@rson
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6537

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

EZY operate huge amounts of city-city routes.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10833

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

No, of course not and MOL never knew anything about Business ethics anyway They simply screw everyone. Cockpit Crew, cabin Crew, handling agents and passengers. Competetors and that list is far from completel Profits are essential in Business and not only there. I wish them good luck in Germany. I ...

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by Pe@rson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for TTN?
Replies: 24
Views: 2471

Re: What's next for TTN?

How many stands does TTN have?

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by Pe@rson
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 97
Views: 28073

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

US jobs are at risk! US safety is at risk! US jobs are at risk! US safety is at risk! All the while increasingly getting into bed with state-owned and state-subsidised Chinese airlines. Always amusing. Remember: US jobs are at risk! US safety is at risk! US jobs are at risk! US safety is at risk! At...

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by Pe@rson
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 27294

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

The ALFC is alive and well. FR could announce 30 more 738s in DUB - obviously I jest - and no one would bat an eyelid. ;-)

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by Pe@rson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19069

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

The irony of accusing the ME3 of swamping markets with capacity. Moving on... ;-)

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by Pe@rson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue

Airports typically have a multitude of revenue streams, including rent from tenants. It'd be interesting to see a breakdown for PIK.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 8316

Re: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?

USAOZ wrote:
(there are no other airports of any size west of WTB, that can take anything bigger than a Saab 340)


Just a technical point. CCL, RMA, LRE, XTO, CTL, etc., all have DH3 and, for all but XTO, DH4 flights.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Fly Pop?
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: What happened to Fly Pop?

Amristar is renowned for Punjabis although I'm unsure of numbers around London v. Birmingham. For years the likes of Turkmenistan have been focusing on BHX-ATQ via Ashgabat. Others also used to, e.g. Tajik Air and, more recently, Air Slovakia between Birmingham and Amritsar via Bratislava using 752s...

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by Pe@rson
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

Re: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s

How profitable? Must have been poor if they ceased all routes there. :-) Actually, it was much more profitable then your statement suggests. Hawaii actually did really well for Allegiant out of both LA and Vegas. It did way better then expected, which is part of the reason it lasted as long as it d...

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by Pe@rson
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s
Replies: 12
Views: 4308

Re: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s

How profitable? Must have been poor if they ceased all routes there. :-)

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by Pe@rson
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15883

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

I like the discussion I started. My point, as the article in parts suggests, is to find a new balance. Sure, Spirit (in the US) and Ryanair (in Europe) can be extremely cheap and fine with some fliers, but with all the fees one could run up total costs to travel to nearly equal a fight on a big 4, ...

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by Pe@rson
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA34 KUL-LHR Landing Ankara (ESB) on Nov 11 at 05:21 TLTq
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: BA34 KUL-LHR Landing Ankara (ESB) on Nov 11 at 05:21 TLTq

Probably a medical emergency?

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by Pe@rson
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to buy %49 percent of Turkey's Borajet
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: Wizz Air to buy %49 percent of Turkey's Borajet

If it could get more than 49% it presumably would. Most countries have that as a limit.

Is the AOC still in existence?

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by Pe@rson
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5459

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

Their system-wide average fare, including ancillaries, was about €55 one-way – with an average sector length of 762 miles - in their latest financial year (source: their annual report). That is very inexpensive. And if they’re more expensive in FRA than elsewhere, that’s simply as the market can acc...

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by Pe@rson
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 22830

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

https://careersuk.virgin-atlantic.com/f ... -programme

EasyJet and the CPL through Oxford. Apparently CAE have now graduated 500+ MPL pilots. http://www.caeoaa.com/easyjet/#.WgLSmMuubqA
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Virgin's MPL through CTC (now L3). Seems all its cadets now do the MPL. https://careersuk.virgin-atlantic.com/f ... -programme

EasyJet and the CPL through Oxford. Apparently CAE have now graduated 500+ MPL pilots. http://www.caeoaa.com/easyjet/#.WgLSmMuubqA

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