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by Pe@rson
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European aviation in a over supply situation?
Replies: 33
Views: 5184

Re: European aviation in a over supply situation?

You also have to remember how small those airlines that ceased to exist are.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 4254

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

They're also improving utilization of their aircrafts. Aircrafts that arrive in LHR/MXP/OSL on overnight flights from ADD and due to spend all day before returning back to ADD in the evening will now return back to ADD via ASM during the daytime. The new flights routed to LHR/MXP/OSL via ASM during...

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by Pe@rson
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bulgaria Air operating AF1472 CDG-ABZ - Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Bulgaria Air operating AF1472 CDG-ABZ - Why?

Presumably the aircraft has been leased by AF.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to MXP with the A359
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: CA to MXP with the A359

Why would MXP be a strange choice? Huge area by population, a strong area ecomomically, easy to access lots of tourist places, and all the onward connections over PEK.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Indigo to open new South East Asia routes for the incoming A321 neos
Replies: 20
Views: 2457

Re: RUMOR: Indigo to open new South East Asia routes for the incoming A321 neos

They already do lots of connections so would for this too.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair at Luton
Replies: 26
Views: 3089

Re: Ryanair at Luton

a350lover wrote:
Ryanair will launch Bilbao from Luton as well next S19. That'll be the return of FR to Bilbao, a strong legacy-airline airport in North Spain. Stansted is quite crowded, and Luton, as others said, is not anymore the quite horrible place it used to be.


From SEN.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair at Luton
Replies: 26
Views: 3089

Re: Ryanair at Luton

Are you not aware of the £180 million that's recently been spent on expanding LTN's infrastructure? Nope, hence the question. What is being expanded, the terminal or the parking positions as well? A lot has been going on at LTN airport over the last five years and it's more or less totally transfor...

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by Pe@rson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8081

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Odd that so many on A.net seem to want X to end. Maybe they feel inadequate?

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by Pe@rson
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair at Luton
Replies: 26
Views: 3089

Re: Ryanair at Luton

FR is basing 2 extra 738s at LTN.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18621

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

http://www.ruv.is/frett/wow-aflysir-flugi-a-thrja-afangastadi-i-vetur Announced today: WOW air dropping Stockholm, Edinburgh and San Francisco on Nov. 5th. According to their PR spin this is due to late A330neo... Believe what you want. SFO is the only A330 destination of those 3. And India flight ...

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by Pe@rson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35955

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Shame it ended but at least they had the balls to try.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35955

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

LupineChemist wrote:
Welp...there goes that startup.

If they ran out of cash in September, that just seems particularly bad and they never even had a shot at making it through the winter.


Not a start-up at all.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair closes EIN and BRE bases due to strikes
Replies: 24
Views: 2650

Re: Ryanair closes EIN and BRE bases due to strikes

StTim wrote:
Yes the subsidy by local authorities offered to Ryanair to use their airport are obscene


The problem is VGO's, not FR's. They could simply have said NO - but they did not. So fair play to FR.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Re: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle

Shame to see the base close but pleased to see they haven't abandoned the airport, didn't think the Luton route would be going anywhere anyway, it's way too popular. I really like Wizz Air, it's incredibly cheap and even more so when you're in the discount club, baggage rules are quite relaxed, the...

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by Pe@rson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8048

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

I loved my HSR trip from Shanghai to Beijing! Would happily try a long distance one from Hong Kong.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter
Replies: 14
Views: 3556

Re: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter

I can also see them grow somewhat on destinations that have pretty liberal bilaterals with the EU like they're currently doing in Israel and Jordan. They also got limited presence in Turkey already and I can see them grow there somewhat. Egypt could be their next destination, or maybe Cape Verde. A...

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by Pe@rson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter
Replies: 14
Views: 3556

Re: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter

I realise my comment may not be that welcome to Exeter airport fans but it does strike me as Ryanair getting near to the bottom of the barrel. Whilst I don't want to derail this thread I wonder what this says about the ability of Ryanair to grow much further. I should point out that my parents have...

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by Pe@rson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter
Replies: 14
Views: 3556

Re: Ryanair Launch Flights From Exeter

JUST IN! Daily Exeter-Newark, 3x weekly Exeter-Boston, 4x weekly Exeter-Toronto. All by MAX 9s.

;-)

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by Pe@rson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3262

Re: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs

I don't have the numbers, and I didn't mean to say there was no O/D demand. What I was trying to say was that the O/D demand is so much less than the connecting demand that locals have to deal with inconvenient schedules. And yes, when I was talking about inconvenient times for local connections. I...

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by Pe@rson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3262

Re: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs

Just to further the point. The banks at the ME3 are around 2AM to show how little O/D demand is. It works out that a lot of the time, people flying locally just have to deal with getting to the airport at 1AM because so much more of the demand is sixth freedom flying. Even works that way for some c...

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by Pe@rson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3262

Re: Non-US and non-European Airline hubs

Two banks (one arrivals bank, one departures bank) = one wave.

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by Pe@rson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6078

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Ew no thanks, I’ll fly a real airline . Ok, I’m in a mood today as Mrs VS. is in surgery so I will bite. What by your standards constitutes a real airline? Essentially all airlines are the same, they all take you from A to B 99% of the time (cue B6 OTP complaints) , you pick the flight time you wan...

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by Pe@rson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Re: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months

MaverickM11 wrote:
ShinyAndChrome wrote:
If he's interested in something with a stable and sustainable ROI, he shouldn't have been looking at getting into the domestic Indian market in the first place.

AAB worrying about an airline making money is a bit rich


Likewise US airlines for years and years.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 61
Views: 11260

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

Are there open skies between Spain and Argentina? If not, what is the ASA arrangement?

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by Pe@rson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian, the New Spirit of Africa and Vision 2025?
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Ethiopian, the New Spirit of Africa and Vision 2025?

Mainly b/c Ethiopian gov't never meddled in the affair of ET, and never use ET as a "job program" or give out management jobs based on "who you know" (i.e. nepotism) rather than actual qualification, all these with ET 100% own by the gov't of Ethiopia. That all sounds great, but...

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by Pe@rson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5997

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

If I had to guess, nobody from Japan wants to go to Africa? I mean it's no secret that they aren't fond of us people of darker persuasion. Unfortunately, that's been my experience as well. Anecdotal, but more common than a lot of people might like to admit; there's no surprise if it reflects in the...

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by Pe@rson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 5997

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

Obviously not Japanese airlines, but I think it should be remembered that African airlines serve Japan, e.g. Egyptian nonstop CAI-NRT and Ethiopian ADD-ICN-NRT.

Japanese airlines undoubtedly also have much higher costs than MS/ET, so further challenging the case for them.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 4859

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

Probably because, as remains to this day, its core markets are high frequency services to/from Oslo. For example, BGO-OSL about 14 daily, TRD-OSL about 12 daily, and SVG about 11 daily (all rounded). Shuttle tends to denote high frequency operations.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7528

Re: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL

FRA has a metro area of almost 6 million people. More than this, "about 38 million people live within a radius of 200 kilometers. Frankfurt’s catchment area is therefore more populous than that of London, Paris, Amsterdam, or Madrid." And with attractive promotional and average fares, peop...

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by Pe@rson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7528

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

EddieDude wrote:
FRA-YYZ is their first flight to Canada?


No.

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by Pe@rson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7528

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Starting next summer:

FRA-JFK: daily
FRA-YYZ: daily
FRA-BOS: 4x weekly
FRA-YUL: 3x weekly

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by Pe@rson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 2794

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

Luton is way better than people think, with a lot of investment going into making pax experience better. But I am sure it could have the best everything, and still everyone would say it's awful.

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by Pe@rson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 446
Views: 43105

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1403009
Unfortunately, Mariner has passed away


Very sad. I liked his posts. RIP. :-)
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stl07 wrote:
Since he loved F9 I'll post it here too for those of you that don't read nonav

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1403009
Unfortunately, Mariner has passed away


Very sad. I liked his posts. RIP. :-)

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by Pe@rson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6128

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Will be interesting to see if Primera ever announces HAM-NYC/BOS.

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by Pe@rson
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 16080

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Anker Report, 27th August 2018 edition: https://anker-report.com Wow really interesting. I didn't know that page. Thanks. Very interesting to see the shift from Spain/Portugal to Croatia/Greece/Turkey. Mainly flocking back to Turkey after the various atrocities that reduced traffic. In this period ...

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by Pe@rson
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 16080

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

https://anker-report.com
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SCQ83 wrote:
TK787 wrote:
-According to EATS, Top 5 European holiday destinations by pax number change July18 vs July17:
Bodrum 19.6%
AYT 19.2%
Kefalonia 17.5%
DLM 16%
Mykonos 13%


Where do those figures come from? Thanks.


Anker Report, 27th August 2018 edition: https://anker-report.com

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by Pe@rson
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 16080

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

What's the likelihood of the new airport being opened on time as planned? Keen to revisit Istanbul again and combine it with Ataturk and the new airport.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9102

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Noteworthy that TK has up to 2x daily (depending on the day) on NAP-IST.

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by Pe@rson
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 5007

Re: Skywork goes bust

The curse of Airliner World strikes again!

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by Pe@rson
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7102

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

KLDC10 wrote:
londonistan wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
Such a long trip on a 737 sound like a nightmare.

the fact is that people have come to expect elevated comfort and services on longer flights.


Then people can pay extra for it and get whatever it is they want.

The fact is, Primera, Norwegian, et al, are providing more choice.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year.
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: London Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year.

Based on 521 of Which!'s subscribers answering about LTN between May 2017-May 2018, so 0.003% of LTN's pax in that period. Also before the (on-going) terminal works had progressed. So, not terribly fair, really. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6090137/Luton-Airport-named-worst-...

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by Pe@rson
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Re: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?

EZY used to serve SAW

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by Pe@rson
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2637

Re: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information

So long as regularly updated with staff present throughout, it's a considerably better than nothing in an emergency-type situation as no IT.

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by Pe@rson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3

Presumably these have more connecting traffic to/from EK then.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?
Replies: 14
Views: 2776

Re: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?

CrisAA wrote:
Side note, in my 6ish years in Aviation. US based I've never heard the term "nightstop". I've heard RON or terminator. I actually prefer nightstop.


Most people I know in Europe call it night stop.

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by Pe@rson
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 20090

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

They'll probably generate stronger returns from their changes, though.

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by Pe@rson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 3883

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

Probably a low risk, short-haul, low frequency holiday-focused route. BA has a number of these from LHR.

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