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by IndianicWorld
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 20398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Lots of Brazilians In Melbourne either studying or working, it’s probably up there as one of the largest number of foreign students and workers I come in contact with, though still far behind the more obvious sources of immigration (Uk, NZ, China, India) Also a surprisingly high number of Colombian...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 20398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

The number of South Americans in Melbourne has seemingly grown significantly in recent years. The number of Colombians certainly seems to be a growth market, especially students studying here. Overall, Brazilians tend to gravitate more to Sydney, but it is becoming far more balanced for the rest of ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 58343

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Interesting observation of a flight tonight into MEL. Heard a plane power up significantly at a lower level across Keilor Downs tonight at 6:15pm tonight. A cold front with heavy Rain and winds were coming through at the time, but the flight certainly caught my attention. Checked webtrak tonight and...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

What about ADD-PER-MEL same plane service? Could an international airline gain fifth freedom rights domestically? Not possible. The only realistic options on the table for ET would be to fly to PER and connect via VA/QF/JQ/TT or to fly non-stop to the East Coast. Both are an uphill battle in their ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

VA has cancelled this weekend's weekly PHE-DPS flight, passengers not happy https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west-telegraph/fury-over-bali-flight-cancellation-ng-b88621738z How interesting - I had no idea that PHE has an international flight. I remember when AN used to fly BME - DPS. Aside from PH...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

VA has cancelled this weekend's weekly PHE-DPS flight, passengers not happy https://thewest.com.au/news/north-west-telegraph/fury-over-bali-flight-cancellation-ng-b88621738z How interesting - I had no idea that PHE has an international flight. I remember when AN used to fly BME - DPS. Aside from PH...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Perth Airport announces $2.5 Billion expansion Includes Consolidated terminals 3rd Runway International Expansion At current rates the terminals will not meet demand First part of the expansion is an extension to the international with 70,000 sqm addition and an additional 9 Gates http://www.perthn...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

A competitive offering gives airlines like ET the opportunity to tap into their string ADD hub, with 1-stop to many African and European destinations. Trying to offer 2-stop options via PER is certainly less appealing. I agree that PER-Africa may have benefits due to route length, but the airlines ...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

I concur with those saying that it is illogical for the African carriers to be looking anywhere other than Perth. I cannot come up with a single reason to fly to the East Coast, when both the African population and demand to Africa is disproportionately skewed to Western Australia. The market from ...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Hey guys, Its all academic now but in the Kenya Airways thread there's an interesting graphic showing Perth as a planned destination from Nairobi by the year 2021. I knew that both KQ and Ethiopian had in the past mentioned a desire to fly to Australia, but this is the first 'official' 'plan' I hav...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

JQ's MEL HO is because of similar concessions from the Victorian government. Id say that this fact might be a counterfactual to suggest that MEL may not be as great a place to base an airline either. JQ is no more MEL centric than anywhere else, and maybe you could argue that despite having a MEL H...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54909

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

If this happens, I would think it's a pretty desperate sign that VA wanted to move its A330 away from Transcon routes. JQ currently flies it 4x weekly; I personally don't think the market would be big enough for two carriers. IMHO VA would have a better chance by flying to somewhere Southeast Asia ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5852

Re: HAM TATL flights?

Maybe the assertion that HAM is a high yielding market is misplaced, especially when looking at TATL traffic.

Airlines don’t tend to stay away from markets that have strong opportunities to make a profit, which seems to indicate that they see stronger options on the table at this stage.

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38075

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

UA to start IAH-SYD from 18 Jan 18, first SYD departure 20 Jan UA101 IAH2000-630+2SYD 789 D UA100 SYD1150-1035IAH 789 D http://newsroom.united.com/2017-09-07-United-Airlines-Strengthens-Commitment-to-Houston-with-Nonstop-Service-Between-Houston-and-Sydney Stunned by this one! As I posted in the oth...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26433

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Yeah surprised they found this more economical than SFO-MEL. SFO-MEL is considerably shorter, and SFO is much bigger UA hub than LAX, so was thinking there would be a good amount of connecting traffic for that flight. Not sure why you'd think that... LAX is a farrrrrrrr more powerful market to Aust...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5506

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

I think the trick is, India is the next big boom country. Economically. They are emerging and doing so rapidly, and it is reflected in airport passenger numbers. Going large is betting on this to continue, its high risk-high reward. If they get it right and growth continues at this breakneck pace, ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38075

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/0 ... australia/


BNE or PER would appear to be favourites.

MEL was on their agenda but it is well and truly covered now with QF and JL.
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qf789 wrote:
NH is considering adding more flights to Australia

http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/0 ... australia/


BNE or PER would appear to be favourites.

MEL was on their agenda but it is well and truly covered now with QF and JL.

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery
Replies: 39
Views: 14073

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery

^^ Really don't like that livery. Just doesn't seem to work well but they appear to be persisting with it.

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings
Replies: 93
Views: 26275

Re: Ryanair Summer 2018 Routes News & Base Openings

Interesting they are making FMM a base and will also move into MUC.

As for MOL's aviation commentary, he tries to be a human headline but more often than not things he says should be taken with a grain of salt. At the end of the day, he just wants to talk up his own airline at the expense of others.

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 18419

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

[*] Probably EK's A350 or 787 order. Highly unlikely: A380plus order from EK plus another one. Nothing special beyond that. Dubai airshow isn't that important in the industry. Given that the ME3 have played a huge role in the aviation sector over the past decade, it's strange to say that the Dubai a...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Freighter Aircraft - Qantas, Toll and Sharp
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Australian Freighter Aircraft - Qantas, Toll and Sharp

There's definitely demand for some service across the country outside of the belly cargo of the scheduled pax services. Overall though, the scale is not significant and it's a market that has seen plenty of change. I still remember the bright IPEC DC-9 freighters that used to fly into Essendon and t...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20265

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018

This may have an effect on BA.

I am sure it was picking up some demand from those who preferred not to fly QF via DXB.

Overall, QF now has a comprehensive network. After a few years of doom and gloom, it has re-invented itself, opening new routes, being more agile and finally listening to customers.

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

My guess for the 4 BNE based B789s: The first 2: BNE-LAX-JFK-LAX-BNE will switch from B744 to B789, this will also enable aircraft rotation on the return through LAX with the MEL based B789s (QF96) The second 2: BNE-DFW-BNE, this will pick up some of the capacity short fall by the replacement of th...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Excuse my East Coast bias, but IMHO other than possibly a new Chinese route, subsidised by the relevant Chinese province, no new long haul routes to PER are likely in the foreseeable future given the state of the WA economy. Quite frankly they'll be lucky to keep what they have at the moment. The t...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

QF have certainly become a far more flexible airline these days. Double daily A380 on SYD-HKG seems far too much though, even in peak periods. It does appear like a precursor to the future where A380's could be solely focused on SYD services. As the 787 comes online, this would enable that to happen...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

As for the Virgin branded airlines, there are essentially only going to be 2 left in the next few years, once VX is absorbed into AS. Overall, the remaining airlines (VA and VS) have very different ownership structures, with the politics and strategic decision making issues that come with that. At V...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Also hearing rumours through the industry that VA are keeping a close eye on the A350-1000, with the airline monitoring production and potentially close to ordering for 777 replacement. I do tend to think the 787-9 or A350-900 make more sense. An aircraft as large as the 777-300ER or A350-1000 crea...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8787

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

In fact, US3 improved their service and added amenities over the same period. What was it the addition of an olive, an extra peanut, free baggage, idea that works, free drinks, free food ? Given my experience flying the US3, any improvement has been minimal at best. They are doing the bare minimum,...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 20376

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

It just appears that they just don't work well in some fleets. Anecdotally, it appears that their are some maintenance issues (higher costs) and also trip costs that are not too dissimilar to A320 and 737 fleets. To some airlines the benefits of operating the model just aren't there anymore and they...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17
Replies: 103
Views: 10674

Re: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17

VA's strategy has been misguided for sometime, but the steps taken to rectify the issues do not appear to be implemented with any real confidence either. From a fleet perspective: - Their 77W fleet really does not suit their needs but there is little chance of making any steps to fix that until thei...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8787

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

At the end of the day, each side of this argument are playing a game here to further their own interests. The hypocrisy is that the US3 seem perfectly comfortable to ignore the subsidies in China and instead point their attention to the ME3. That just doesn't sit right with me. Given the amount of e...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen to drop XMN-LAX non-stop in favor of XMN-TAO-LAX from December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Re: Xiamen drops LAX in December 2017

Good to see Chinese carriers are not immune to business decisions many other carriers face, especially on longer routes like this. In this case, if it wasn't looking like it would work as a non-stop, looking at other opportunities seems wise. Given the amount of route applications all the Chinese ca...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 176
Views: 30058

Re: SAA Is Broke, Cashflow Documents Show

The only way they will really work on a potentially successful strategy is to start again and get rid of all government influence.

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X tries to advance A350 deliveries
Replies: 11
Views: 3189

Re: AirAsia X tries to advance A350 deliveries

It's getting really hard to read what D7 want to do. Certainly keeping people on their toes.

They seem to have a hard time choosing a strategy and sticking to it.

Going to fly to Europe? They rule it out but now want an aircraft that is better suited to that mission.

Interesting times.

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Industry discussion seems to have this as a MEL-Zhengzhou route but we will see.

Will be interesting to see how it goes, as MEL is the largest unserved international market out of Zhengzhou.

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 39170

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

UK are very unlikely to start India-Australia flights. SQ's market strength is its SIN hub, giving it many connection options for pax to their broader network. The only way that UK starting flights to Australia would make sense is a defensive move against increased non-stop conpetition if that event...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon May 29, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan announces Melbourne-Colombo nonstop
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Sri Lankan announces Melbourne-Colombo nonstop

It's certainly a far more aggressive launch than expected, but they must see significant potential in the service. CMB has the potential to be a strong hub for India-Australia demand also, which will be further boosted by UL's upcoming expansion into India. Overall, it is a risk though but we will w...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri May 05, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second Airline in a Week "Suspends" Guam Operations
Replies: 23
Views: 7298

Re: Second Airline in a Week "Suspends" Guam Operations

Tourism numbers may have been increasing until recently, but the political climate in the United States has quickly reversed that trend, and numbers are down significantly. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/trump-slump-travel-ban-muslims-us-tourism-holidays-foreign-visitors-a76664...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri May 05, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 42739

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Re NZ: The big challenge is not only getting volume but also increasing yields. NZ tourism may well be booming but it does largely lack the scale of overall local demand and premium business market compared to Australia for instance. Air NZ still faces headwinds as some of its market strengths are e...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu May 04, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering BNE-PER-CDG starting late 2018 along with BNE-DFW or BNE-LAX
Replies: 76
Views: 11979

Re: Qantas considering BNE-PER-CDG starting late 2018 along with BNE-DFW or BNE-LAX

kimshep, interesting analysis there.

One point that I will say though is that MEL is actually the JQ 787 maintenance base, not BNE as you mention.

Overall, the airline will have the numbers and they will make the call based on what will work best for them. We will wait and see what they actually do.

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 42739

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

MEL to get a new long haul service - announced this week I am told. Possibly as early as tomorrow. I wonder if it is a QF DFW service. QF are sponsoring the top-rating 3AW breakfast show for a week long broadcast from the US south next week. Already lots of mentions on the station of QF's direct se...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 8231

Re: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia

NH has also mentioned PER in the past.

Both JL and NH have made statements about additional destinations in Australia but time will tell whether they follow through.

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 route suggestions per airline
Replies: 33
Views: 2698

Re: Your 2017 route suggestions per airline

DL LAX-MEL Daily 77L (Replacing VA's service as it has better suited aircraft to use on the route)
UA SfO-MEL 3 x weekly 789 (give it a competitive advantage over Qf/AA and VA/DL)
JQ MEL-MNL 3 x weekly 788 (could get in before 5J enter)

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2485

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

Like to add one that was announced and then came to their senses about it.... EK's Dubai-Panama City :)

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Prepares $500m IPO
Replies: 16
Views: 2341

Re: Frontier Prepares $500m IPO

Let's see if Spirit makes an offer to purchase the whole thing. Franke came from there, and probably has a good relationship with them. Ultimately that is what could happen down the track but at this point I don't think that an IPO would be needed to achieve that goal in the short term. Both those ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA converts UA 916/917 to AKL to seasonal service
Replies: 95
Views: 20055

Re: United suspends AKL

The more things change the more they stay the same. It's low yield and business ties are minimal. Even so, business must have been good enough for United to bring it back with increased service - 10 x weekly in peak, they say. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA converts UA 916/917 to AKL to seasonal service
Replies: 95
Views: 20055

Re: United suspends AKL

The more things change the more they stay the same. It's low yield and business ties are minimal. Even so, business must have been good enough for United to bring it back with increased service - 10 x weekly in peak, they say. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France loses money on 33% of longhaul flights
Replies: 97
Views: 17758

Re: Air France loses money on 33% of longhaul flights

Icon this, Icon that. lol At some point it's a business. Billon dollar ICONs should not be a priority when your countries are running unemployment 10-15-20+%. If Aeromexico and AC nuked AA/UA/DL fair and square then the losers get what they deserve, just like the losers of TWA, Northwest, Continent...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: UA not being very cooperative with SQ?
Replies: 59
Views: 12209

Re: Speculation: UA not being very cooperative with SQ?

It does seem in that SQ (Star), CX (Oneworld) and KE (Skyteam) have both seemingly had rocky relationships with certain alliance partners over times, but I am not sure that the comments made in that interview were that dramatic really. Sometimes another network partner may be able to offer more valu...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France loses money on 33% of longhaul flights
Replies: 97
Views: 17758

Re: Air France loses money on 33% of longhaul flights

Not sure why Americans are lecturing to Europe on here. They are very different places. from my experience living in Europe, it might be a single market but they are still separate countries, and as such many have very different drivers in the mindset of the population towards national brands, At t...

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