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by TheLion
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 66
Views: 7031

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

XAM2175 wrote:
TheLion wrote:
I could see a name change happen. Canadian Airways or Canada Airways anyone?


Been done, can't be done again as Air Canada got all the CP Air / Canadian Airlines trademarks in the merger.


Sure, but the two I suggested, especially Canada Airways, are distinct no?

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 34
Views: 5591

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Well we should later today see Air Italy's new brand. Hopefully the livery is a good one after recent turkeys...

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 66
Views: 7031

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

I could see a name change happen. Canadian Airways or Canada Airways anyone? I for one do like the teal. It complements the quirky mid Blue and it’s also not so common in aircraft liveries now NZ have evolved to reflecting their national flag colour identity. Guess we’ll have to wait another 11 days...

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD
Replies: 14
Views: 4797

Re: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD

With LH’s Central European location, the A321neo will be a great plane for them to serve smaller markets in the Middle East, North and West Africa. Thus I expect you’ll see some new routes plus existing ones being served by the new aircraft. ADD and JED would seem like prime candidates.

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.
Replies: 14
Views: 2446

Re: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.

Any fleet updates? Isn’t a 777 too big for an airline that’s got no reputation to speak of? I did a brief search yesterday, however couldn’t find any recent articles. I suppose they would look at London as their first European destination. Wouldn't a B767 be more suitable for an airline like this? ...

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2404

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

jetero wrote:
SFOThinker wrote:
Didn't Lufthansa fly into Monterrey at one time in the past? I think I remember that.


Yes. Also MID.


Sorry, when did LH fly to Monterrey and Mérida?

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by TheLion
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2404

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

IB used to fly there and I wouldn't be shocked if they still want to but are currently limited by needing more airplanes. After the IAG takeover IB basically went into core business mode to ensure it was making money and is now being very conservative about its expansion. The turnaround has worked ...

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo
Replies: 37
Views: 12055

Re: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo

Unbelievably cautious decision. There are so many routes QF could operate successfully with the Dreamliner. Insofaras route network is concerned like Willie Walsh, Alan Joyce only knows how to cut, not how to develop an airline’s offering.

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 59
Views: 7797

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

I’m also more surprised that Guyana has no connection to London. Is one of the few countries in the world with no flights to the former colonial power. Actually, it’s one of many, mainly ex-UK colonies. Guyana, Belize, Iraq, Burma, Brunei, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Sierra...

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19909

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

LAX772LR wrote:

Dutchy wrote:
20 hours on a plane? That will be cruel and inhumane.

Tell me: why do people persist in making posts like this EVERY FREAKIN' TIME there's a thread about ULR routes? :roll:


Agree. They’re not entirely wrong, but they are tiresome and boring repeating this mantra.

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?
Replies: 32
Views: 5709

Re: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?

flymco753 wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
DTW-Everywhere :duck:
Oh look another troll! :roll:


hahahaha brilliant :rotfl:

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC

Ugh, so true. As an African myself, I am sick and tired of seeing this kind of thing happening on my continent. It only ends up hurting the country, the local businesses, and the people. Sw733 I think you missed drdisque’s sarcasm ;) . It is a pity DRC government inserts politics over what should b...

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC

Obviously DRC is being protectionist of their own longhaul airline that flies to Europe. ;) Ugh, so true. As an African myself, I am sick and tired of seeing this kind of thing happening on my continent. It only ends up hurting the country, the local businesses, and the people. Which airline? Congo...

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by TheLion
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 7736

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

Please stick to the topic. For those commenting on previous threads it would be helpful if you linked them in, the thread starter has asked a question and it would be more constructive to actually answer the question. For those who have made commentary about previous discussions on this topic and h...

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by TheLion
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight

Wholly and totally. Birmingham has a sizeable Sikh community, as does London. A non stop flight would undoubtedly be popular, not to mention convenient, as none currently exists from anywhere in the UK. The likes of Uzbekistan Airways and Turkmenistan Airlines previously flew to BHX, often full of p...

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by TheLion
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 157
Views: 37060

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

I don’t see why they wouldn’t take them. They’re the largest airline in the world and more than big enough to operate large A350 and B787 fleets. A350s are good for medium size Asian markets from the West Coast, plus longer sectors from the East. 787s are ideal for opening new routes and secondary m...

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by TheLion
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193328

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Surely that can’t be it. The reveal is too obvious. They wouldn’t have allowed it to leave the hanger without being wrapped.

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by TheLion
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 5830

Re: BA to CLT?

I think BA will return. Charlotte has grown since the 90s, is a key AA hub and BA reintroducing their brand and a BA option into this hub alongside AA makes sense, especially when you consider this is the only one of AA’s international hubs they don’t fly to. Further, Charlotte provides different co...

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by TheLion
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 39
Views: 7083

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

A real shame. It’s sad to see Air Seychelles yet again unable to achieve success in long haul markets. As many on here say, it’s always difficult for a small airline with just a couple of long haul frames to make them work due to fleet utilisation, technical issues and load factors.

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by TheLion
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 6374

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

I think the previous lease term was till 2019 but I could be wrong. Also I highly doubt QF has any plan to add any additional services to LHR currently. It may happen when they started flying SYD/MEL-LHR non-stop but for now I couldn't see that. Michael I think the suggestion of BNE-HKG-LHR was loo...

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by TheLion
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 251
Views: 14775

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

What is the point? Seriously? Oil must die if we are to save our world and ensure a decent future for both humankind and plant and animal life on Earth. I’m amazed at the regressive attitudes here among you a.netters. There is more than enough power available from natural sources to provide all our...

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by TheLion
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193328

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Well my view is a little different to many of you above. As while I welcome the addition of silver to evolve the livery, it should not replace the yellow. Instead, a larger tail crane would ideal, perhaps as an outline rather than block colour on the tail, like in the “Orca” render above. They could...

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by TheLion
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports are most likely to top ATL as world's busiest in the next decade?
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Re: Which airports are most likely to top ATL as world's busiest in the next decade?

For me I’d say PEK, IST, DWC, HKG and PVG in that order. Few others are likely to be able to take the crown in the next decade.

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by TheLion
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85658

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

36 A380 for Emirates :) Firm order + 16 options http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2018/01/18/97002-20180118FILWWW00116-emirates-annonce-avoir-commande-36-a380-pour-16-milliards-de-dollars.php Huge news. And a lifesaver for the whale. Leahy will quit at the top. It’ll be interesting to see if EK make...

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by TheLion
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11097

Re: Emirates will start SCL

Honestly, even if true this is unlikely to be a big success. It's very long, thin and the stop at GRU means that any EK pax not flying ex-DXB have to make two stops, whereas there are a plethora of one stop options from major Asian cities to Lat Am capitals via Europe and the US too (although transi...

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by TheLion
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook operated by Wamos
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: Thomas Cook operated by Wamos

Jerry123 wrote:
It's operating MT2652 10.40am departure to Holguin


Hard to see it being much more than half full on that route...

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by TheLion
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump takes credit for 2017 aviation safety record
Replies: 39
Views: 2048

Re: Trump takes credit for 2017 aviation safety record

This is a BRILLIANT thread! I’m loving it bigly, baby. Please keep them coming, if not I’ll be sad!

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by TheLion
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 106884

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

bycac wrote:
Happy new year !!!

Image


That actually looks like a Dreamliner, somehow! It’s the livery which tricks the eye...

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by TheLion
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX and TATL
Replies: 37
Views: 4648

Re: BHX and TATL

With both MAN and LHR within 2-ish hours, airlines need to realise they still are in some respects required to compete with those prices if they want to utilise those routes and place fare paying passengers onboard. Not once have I flown TATL out of BHX despite it being my defacto local airport for...

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by TheLion
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Cubana de Aviación flights from Havana to Varadero ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: Why no Cubana de Aviación flights from Havana to Varadero ?

Logically answered above. Proximity and cost effectiveness equals a likely low demand for service.

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by TheLion
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Plans to Launch Europe to Washington DC and Montreal
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Re: Primera Air Plans to Launch Europe to Washington DC and Montreal

Good to get into these new LCC markets before they become saturated...

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by TheLion
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ariana Afghan Airlines Fleet Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 2399

Re: Ariana Afghan Airlines Fleet Plan

Not me, though thanks for introducing this topic. I’d add I wonder if they will introduce an updated livery with their new aircraft. Further, I’m intrigued why they wouldn’t go for 763s instead of 762s, given the better economics.

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by TheLion
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19611

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Is it really even a "prestigious" route anymore? Let's face it .. today, its all about trash like Kardashians, rappers, Jay-Z & Beyoncé, etc flying and paying these silly fares .. so who cares? Why cater to them? Excuse you...Beyoncé is the Queen and a living GODDESS. The loathsome li...

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by TheLion
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 destinations?
Replies: 93
Views: 15728

Re: Iberia first A350 destinations?

Jayafe wrote:
kelual wrote:
Not sure about a new J product but it will be revised as well as the livery. New uniforms will be introduced next year.


Finally red nacelles?


New IB livery did I hear you say...

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by TheLion
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia
Replies: 34
Views: 12502

Re: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Turnesia

Shocking, egregious and wholly regressive. These measures are deeply worrying yet wholly unsurprising in today’s topsy turvey world.

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by TheLion
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic pioneers new sight-loss passenger inflight entertainment system
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Virgin Atlantic pioneers new sight-loss passenger inflight entertainment system

Certainly some positive progress. As someone who has a hearing deficiency I’ve long found watching films on board to be a frustrating experience due to the frequent lack of subtitles. So for those with sight loss, the experience must be incredibly difficult.

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by TheLion
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 12908

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Groundbreaking and a logical add. I’m no EK fan, yet would be surprised if this doesn’t quickly get upguaged or see an additional flight.

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by TheLion
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18608

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

flydude380 wrote:
This is one of the most laughable threads! Ha!! 'Quantas' leaving OW? BA/IB leaving OW? Ha!!


Totally agree with you :rotfl:

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by TheLion
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starts 5th route to Colombia: CTG
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: AA starts 5th route to Colombia: CTG

I really hope Cartagena doesn’t get discovered by the beach holiday / spring break crowd. It’s far too lovely and the people far too welcoming for it to become spoiled...

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by TheLion
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19424

Re: United ending Xian

A weak strategy, ignoring the emerging market opportunities of tomorrow for short-sighted maximum profitability today. BA are slowly but surely driving themselves into a hole doing the same. A one trick pony cannot dance the tango when it has only learned to line dance.

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by TheLion
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 68
Views: 17996

Re: !!!

Off-topic but I couldn't resist...the Japanese one is a 727-100 with a rear fuselage door added? High density configuration? Those 727-100s sure were cute! I love the mid-fuselage door they featured on the right side of the plane. So stylish. As for the many comments re: which language airlines use...

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by TheLion
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways restarting NRT with new A330.
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Re: Fiji Airways restarting NRT with new A330.

Logical add. Good to see them broadening their network and growing too. It’s good for the aviation industry and customer choice when smaller airlines thrive. Hopefully someone else can advise where the A332 is coming from.

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by TheLion
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 7066

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.

Level is sticking it to AR, while Level will probably never fly from Madrid to EZE, it will likely have a base in FCO at some future date. Rome to EZE will fly with Level soon. Level is one of the most crap, reactionary airlines ever devised. Their hurried launch and alleged success, according to I...

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by TheLion
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Neos New Livery
Replies: 7
Views: 2995

Re: Neos New Livery

Yes, this is a nice livery. It’s also original compared to the plethora of bland offerings introduced in recent years.

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by TheLion
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Milan & OPO network changes. Increase EZE and SCL
Replies: 37
Views: 8961

Re: Iberia to add new frequencies to South America

Good news for the Latinosphere and for those travelling there.

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by TheLion
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 25054

Re: Report: New BER airport unliky to open before 2021

This is too funny. Yet for Berliners and those involved in the project who are blameless for its failings, there must be no hair left on their heads, it all torn out long ago.

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by TheLion
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's first 787-10 and Reg. question!
Replies: 22
Views: 5295

Re: SQ's first 787-10 and Reg. question!

The SQ livery does look good on the 787 I must say. However I do feel it would look even better if they painted the entirety of the tail, not just to the horizontal...

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by TheLion
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 16554

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

Well down he goes at loooong last. He’s resigned! Yes! Yes! Yes! After 37 years it’s all over! I’m sooooo happy right now :bouncy: But more than anything I’m crazy happy and delighted in a way I’ve rarely ever been for the Zimbabwean people ❤️ However we can’t be complacent...Mugabe’s successor as Z...

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by TheLion
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 10443

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

The CEO of GNO Inc has repeated said that a nonstop DUB-MSY is a goal that they intend to seal within the remaining years of this decade. First time I saw it mentioned was last paragraph in this article: http://www.louisianaweekly.com/new-orleans-attracts-first-non-stop-european-flights-in-decades/...

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by TheLion
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 27
Views: 5677

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

Some good points. NYC could be a prestige route to start, but with connections it could work quite well, plus help foster development in Tajikistan, which has no “d” btw.

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