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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins
Replies: 31
Views: 9247

Re: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins

How many have been refurbished so far? I am flying to Chicago in April and AF is one of the options. I would like to avoid them if there is a big chance of being stuck on one of the older ones. Starting 31st of March Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Accra, Ouagadougou, Lagos, Cotonou, Niamey, Delhi and Be...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 43
Views: 7927

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

Longterm I suppose they'll be looking at flights to Europe, I wonder if Russia would be willing to give overflight rights to a third airline...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 49887

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

aemoreira1981 wrote:
[...] With CDG going all A380 soon, that will force a decision on JFK, as JFK would need at least two A380s and you only have 1 spare plane. [...]


CDG is already double daily A388 and has been so for a while so if there is a spare plane its not from that

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 195
Views: 29666

Re: French routes news thread

KE is switching 903/904 from a 77W to a 747-8 during the summer months. CDG will finally get its first 747-8 !

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y
Replies: 50
Views: 8964

Re: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y

The strides taken under the past CEO were a step in the right direction. The reverse herringbone seats were a great leap forward and onboard service was improved greatly. However this plan was put into stasis for the past 3-4 years, A380 reconfiguration has been pushed back year after year leading p...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 9698

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

With a growing relationship with Korean Air, do you think DL would ever try JFK-ICN? Or are KE flights enough? I would be interested to see DL try JFK-Asia again, and i think ICN is probably the route they would try KE has 2x Daily A380 or 1x A380 1x 747-8 depending on the season and has more or le...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 72406

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

The downfall of EK in PER is very hard to watch. Only a few years ago they were by far the biggest player on PER-Europe. I would have thought the demise of EY services would give the second daily flight a lifeline, but I guess not. It’s fantastic that SQ has managed to remain at 4 x daily - I guess...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 139
Views: 28148

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Really looking forward to MU's expansion in Beijing, their Kunming hub is kind of underwhelming, A320s to places like Singapore... A330 to Europe... Not really competitive in the grand scheme of things.

A Beijing Shanghai dual hub could prove to be extreamly appealing to quite a few people.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 3 class 77W upgrade?
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: AF 3 class 77W upgrade?

The COI (high density) 777-300ERs will be retrofitted starting fall 2019. 14J/32Y+/422Y Business will be the same seat as United on their 777. Premium economy will be the same as in the 787. Economy will be the same as the rest of the retrofitted fleet. No info on the other 777-300ERs unfortunately...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China
Replies: 60
Views: 6742

Re: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China

LH658 wrote:
Which Chinese cites does AF serve?


PVG, PEK, CAN, WUH I belive.
HKG and TPE in Greater China.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 69723

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Hmmm second daily to ICN instead of 77W. OZ has been getting stomped on that route for quite some time now with KE flying 2x 77W (or 1x 789 + 1x 748 depending on the season).

Nice to see tahiti worked out so quickly.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh
Replies: 19
Views: 5301

Re: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh

It's a bit of a shame they didnt opt for little privacy shield for aisle seats in J. Wouldn't like the feeling of being peeped on when I'm in bed mode.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 5885

Re: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX

The one that surprised me is KE... not in the top 10. I guess LAX-ICN traffic is more evenly split between KE and OZ whereas LAX-TPE is lopsided in favor of BR (CI has only 1x daily year round) Don't forget OZ has almost 100 more seats in their A380s than KE does because if their much more premium ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10270

Re: Norwegian Exiting OAK for SFO

Didn't DY reconfigure (part of) their LGW fleet to have alot more Y+ seats ? This might be step 2 of this strategy, if so then I don't see any other services shifting away. Kudos to DY and best of luck to them.

Sad for OAK though, losing all their LGW in such a short period of time.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5707

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

TPE doesn't really see much BR/CI partner's flights at all - arguably you have exactly one each from both carriers - KL for CI and TK for BR (and they don't even codeshare as far as I'm aware of). Apart from these two, pretty much all the TPE-Europe flight is on either CI or BR. Michael AF also has...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 47088

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

The problem with AF is that they have very tight banks with little to no flights between them. CDG in itself has a few moments in the day when there are very few flights. So the congestion had to be from the other side of routes, and more often then not AF operates into airports where it can add fre...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000
Replies: 13
Views: 4261

Re: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000

Flew them in J from FCO a couple of months ago, great product. Just wish they'd fly to CDG... guess they're limited by bilaterals

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air mulling widebody order
Replies: 68
Views: 14252

Re: Korean Air mulling widebody order

I reckon there is some wiggle room for the A350. A longhaul fleet around the 787-A350-777-747-A380 makes for a very robust offering. Considering KE has very recent 777-300ERs and that they have 747-8 and A380 for trunk routes, I don't think 777x is needed that much for now. They could gain alot from...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 6472

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

Flew this route 2 months ago and was in a A320 so there definitely is mainline flying

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 39
Views: 3144

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

Seoul (GMP/ICN): Actually a fairly straightforward transfer as the A'REX train (Only the slower "Commuter" Train, though) stops at GMP, taking 37 mins. If only the Express Train stops at GMP also, that would have been even better. I would put Seoul on top of my list. The express train use...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 1369

Re: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?

Once again, I don't get the hate for CDG. As long as you stick to Skyteam you'll be in terminal 2E/F and those are pretty nice, connecting between both can be a pain if you have to go to/from satellite L or M but thats about it. One bad thing with T2E is that there is no automated luggage system bet...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes
Replies: 33
Views: 4817

Airports with the most 5th freedom routes

I was just wondering which aiport had the most 5th freedom routes, SIN must be high up there with EK, MK, KL, BA, QF, ET and many more in the past. And whilst we're at it, what is your favorite 5th freedom route ? Mine would have to be be CMB - MLE, a seemingly normal route that has 5 airlines dueli...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 to ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 4315

Re: AF A380 to ATL

About time, they've been hinting to this for a few years now. I wonder which route they will take this frame from. SFO ? Second JFK ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10991

Re: Air France Us expansion

MARSHAL1 wrote:
DFW doesn't have slots. Air France could have started service to DFW anytime they wanted to.
If Air France wants to start service MCO would be a good place to start.



Maybe not with a 77W this time

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 6284

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

Then you have AMS

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?
Replies: 17
Views: 2829

Re: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?

EK has 35 lounges overseas so I'm guessing they must be up there

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 65142

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

CX has re-iterated that “there are definitely no plans for first class out of Australia” - not a surprise. See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacific-brings-first-class-suites-to-sydney-hong-kong-flights. Cheers, C. I don't know, with all the first class to and from SIN with QF, SQ, EK and BA I w...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities
Replies: 23
Views: 3348

Re: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities

Why would they want to do this though ... A few points: - For safety, smaller planes like props need a greater separation distance from other aircraft when taking off or landing, so moving props to XSP reduces pressure on SIN, from an operational POV. - The slow approach speed of props means that i...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities
Replies: 23
Views: 3348

Re: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities

Why would they want to do this though, Singapore is small enough to justify funnelling everything into Changi. Thanks to ECP its actually more convenient to go to Changi than it is to Seletar. Changi isn't congested and it's a nice airport, absolutely no reason to want to split service. I'd say gett...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

And to add a little bit of history to the mix, one of KLs conditions to the merger was that AF had to be privatized which, much to the dismay of the french communist party AF (or should I say the state) agreed too.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 3251

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

TAAG Angola.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 34
Views: 8764

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

Apparently they are also planning for the fused satellites to be fully international and the other satellites will be schengen only (can someone confirm or deny this ?). Long term this is a good idea I reckon, the way T1 is built is kind of awkward for widebody movement, this should help.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12805

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I feel like BA would murder GA if they flew to CGK with a 787-8, I've heard GA doesn't have good load factors on the route in the first place and BA could easily undercut prices.

Unfortunate because GA is far superior IMHO

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2783

AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-01-ai ... 02428.html
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AF/KLM is looking into a potential JV with UX to battle competition on routes from Europe to South America.


Article in french :
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-01-ai ... 02428.html

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 821
Views: 201077

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

In testimony to Senate Minister of Infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli stated government has received interest from 3 parties for sale of AZ. 1. LH Group 2. Easyjet, Air France and eCerberus jointly 3. Wizz Air I really wonder what would happen if option 2 realizes itself, I really can't see a shortha...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2427

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

I really hope Westjet doesn't turn into a DJ -> VA 2.0
Way to early to spell doom of course but VA didn't end up in such a state in a quarter.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jin Air (Korea) - at risk of having to shut down
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: Jin Air (Korea) - at risk of having to shut down

flyingqueen wrote:
Why is Korea so corrupt? I do not understand how it can have develop so much with this so old system. Can someone explain to me?


Don't worry the people themselves are asking the same question and aren't taking a simple shrug for an answer this time

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 5103

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

I guess you could count all those small US regional airports that get embraers and CRJs

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Applies to Combine its two Atlantic JVs into Unified Venture
Replies: 21
Views: 5040

Re: Delta Applies to Combine its two Atlantic JVs into Unified Venture

Makes sense for DL. When is Virgin Atlantic going to join Skyteam? That would make the whole thing seamless. I'm guessing they'd wait for this to pass to keep all chances ln their side. 4 skyteam airlines in almost all of the important european markets looks even worse. I wonder if there will be pr...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE's new branding campaign - 'Go Korean'
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: KE's new branding campaign - 'Go Korean'

Well then, this is quite different from their repetitive "Excellence in flight" adverts... not too sure who this is targeting though

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 10 Chinese Airports by Half-Yearly Pax Traffic during Jan-June 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Top 10 Chinese Airports by Half-Yearly Pax Traffic during Jan-June 2018

CAN is doing pretty well considering the growth from nearby SZX and HKG.

Slightly off topic but wow I never realized how quickly ICN was growing, and it's been sustaining this pace for a few years now. At this rate they'll be in the top 10 in a few years !

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 33392

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

August AMS-JFK Business KLM 747 combi (My last chance to fly in a 747) JFK-DTW FIRST Delta A319 DTW-AMS Business Delta A350 (First A350 flight) September CDG-FCO Joon Business A320 FCO-TPE China Airlines Business A350 TPE-SIN China Airlines Business A330 November SIN-SGN Jetstar Economy A320 SGN-DAD...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3613

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

What I would rather like them to do is to try to make Pudong more attractive for it to compete better with Hongqiao in the eyes of the public (expanding the Maglev line to the west bank? building freight lines that go directly to the logistics zone through the port?). My thoughts exactly, the magle...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 62180

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

I am surprised that Qatar are flying the A380 here ... Me too - for 1x A380, they could've done 2x 788's or 2 332's instead, and offered a superior schedule. PER doesn't strike me as having sufficient i) premium demand (like SYD) or ii) bulk masses demand (like BKK) to warrant the 388 from QR. Perh...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 20761

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

I think it's more of a case of being able to generate more profit from other routes. VS is doing the best it can with the little it has. I hope they can secure a few slots with the new runway so they can start expanding again.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 148
Views: 17231

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Looks like an Ikea... at least Ikea has couches...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 195
Views: 29666

Re: French routes news

Minor news but seems like flight numbers for KE have changed starting today.

KE 902 CDG-ICN became KE 910
KE 901 ICN-CDG became KE 909
KE 5902 CDG-ICN became KE 5910 (AF codeshare)
KE 5901 ICN-CDG became KE 5909 (AF codeshare).

Could this mean KE is planning new service to Europe ?

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