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by RichardWelling
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1052
Views: 369098

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MileHFL400 wrote:
When is QR getting it's 2nd -1000?


The million dollar question that only Akbar has the answer to.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 12710

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

If QR wasnt hurting right now, this would give them more of a reason to up their stake in CX.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK
Replies: 56
Views: 9097

Re: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK

Who is really left at Terminal 7? Let me know if I am missing anyone: QR704 (Qatar’s Morning Flight) IAG ANA LOT Polish Aerolinas Argentinas Icelandair Ukraine International Alaskan/Virgin America Granted that CX and QF left for Terminal 8, Terminal 7 is still relatively busy. I think the Qatar morn...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019
Replies: 52
Views: 8222

Re: JAL to launch a new route to N. American West Coast in FY2019

I am surprised the medium turn plan did not include their return to freighter market.

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by RichardWelling
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22523

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s

Can someone draft up a livery for the freighter? Curious to see what it would look like.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22523

Re: NH and the 777F

I know JL will be seeking maindeck uplift via ACMI with the likes of Atlas to provide said lift.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22523

Re: NH and the 777F

Both JL and NH see the surge in demand for maindeck cargo once the olympics kicks into full swing. Rather doubt that they're giving much regard to the logistics of a 2wk sporting period, when planning their 20yr+ fleet needs... Both companies see the olympics as the starting point for the surge in ...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22523

Re: NH and the 777F

Both JL and NH see the surge in demand for maindeck cargo once the olympics kicks into full swing.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

Re: Update: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order

QR ususally blocks seats on the 787 for a ULH mission so the crew can rest accordingly.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16470

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

Akbar mentioned that they will not be code sharing on the USA-EU-USA sectors. I wonder if the recent bilateral talks between USA and Qatar have anything to do with it. From what I remember, Qatar promised no fifth freedom flights from USA origin for their PAX services. But what is stopping from impl...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14908

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

Yea, can't say I understand this either. So all of a sudden QR is going to be audited to international standards and that's suddenly going to equate to DL's success in that market? And so what if it is proven QR is receiving subsidy? Not like U.S. carriers haven't. I just don't understand how U.S. ...

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by RichardWelling
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to ferry 1st A350-1000 to Doha on 22nd Feb?
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

Re: QR to ferry 1st A350-1000 to Doha on 22nd Feb?

Arion640 wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
Where does QR plan on deploying the new A35J's to once the crew fam flights are done?


I expect Heathrow will be in there somewhere.


Or MUC/FRA like last time. Knowing how QR likes to make a statment, JFK and LHR is definitley on their “show off” list.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 26711

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Correct me if I am wrong but will QR take an additional 748F frame?

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9117

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Yeah I agree, always wanted to know what goes on, on those long haul freighter flights, how they are catered for and so on, hope there can be a dedicated cargo thread on a.net. Does Air France still have a dedicated cargo operation? AF still operates their 777F and KLM still operates their 747F fro...

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 16708

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I wonder if QR will ever persue in ordering more frames. As the last frame will be completed shortly.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City
Replies: 12
Views: 1764

Re: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City

Inditiex traffic is all BSAs. 1 airwaybill can occupy the entire flight as it will comprise of 27 main decks on 777F. I think on 748F, it might be 30; I could be wrong.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9117

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Cargo catering is always good - always too much, and the ’groundies’ usually have a feast on arrival from leftovers. Is the 748F the same config? I know 777F has 4 supernary generic business class seats and 2 jump seats. If its a 777F configured for a horse charter operation, you can fit up to 9 ec...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9117

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

UPS and Fedex have very nice catering. Several choices they can order in advance, as well as coolers full of drinks and a coffee maker. Some of the other carriers like Atlas need to be more creative since they fly to a lot of far flung places. Sometimes they will arrange local hotels or restaurants...

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by RichardWelling
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

I thought QR only has 2-3 freighters left on the 777 backlog. Would 33 freighters even remain sustainable? Unless QR is looking to expand their BSA agreement with other oneworld airlines i.e JAL.

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by RichardWelling
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

I think QR and EK are in big trouble once TK’s new hub is operational with the addition of their 777F fleet.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: 2018 - Cargo Market Discussion

Granted there is an upswing in demand. Airlines and their handling agents need to take in consideration of the load factor.

Source: https://theloadstar.co.uk/iata-review-air-cargo-load-factor-calculations-project-selfie-revelations/

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 25135

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

QR is utilising the 748 for the FRA-DOH-HKG-DOH-FRA route. I am assuming this is for their top 5 customers i.e Schenker, DHL, JAS, etc.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1052
Views: 369098

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

KarelXWB wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 143 (QR) has been painted in the OneWorld livery




Can you kindly repost it again? Seems as if the images are not working.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 25135

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Sorry, thread drift, but seeing as we are gradulating the queen, how did Qatar get theirs so quick, I completely missed that? Obviously the (political) issues they are facing with the neighbours since last year contributed, but it seems to me like they magically appeared out of nowhere. I was not a...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14908

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

QR only utilises their 5th freedom rights for their cargo operation ex USA. I wonder if their new agreement will affect their cargo operation. I remember a while back that QR was interested in starting JFK-ATH-DOH. There was quite alot of fanfare but that slowly fizzled and died.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM cargo operations
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: KLM cargo operations

AFKL cargo right now is a fraction of its former self. In terms of freighter fleet size, KLM cargo has 3 744F (as per wiki) and 9 744 combi. I think one of the major reasons why they are shrinking is due to the overcapacity.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100568

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Yep, in fact it's far higher. LHR to JFK is the biggest EU to US route and 2nd largest EU to non EU route, only behind LHR - DXB Maybe, if BA changed certain strategies and had more/bigger LH aircraft LHRDXB would be number 2 or even lower as most of the LHRDXB traffic is going on to XXX. More like...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 19898

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

They would need to hire a lot of pilots before they can expand as JL has a pilot shortage.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

Re: Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters

As per the article, JAL is facing a pilot shortage and there are not enough pilots to supplement a freighter fleet at the moment. Hopefully things will change as we get closer to 2020. Any guesses on what JAL would operate for their freighter fleet? Mine would be A330F or a converted 767F. I do not ...

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by RichardWelling
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters

Source: http://www.asiacargonews.com/en/news/detail?id=2313 Really looking forward to seeing JAL re-enter the freighter market once again. Granted its going to be on a ACMI basis. Overall, its a strong growth indicator for surplus uplift as the demand into Japan will continue for the next olympics.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1126
Views: 96431

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Could be trucked from Boston down to JFK.

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12017

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Source: https://www.wfs.aero/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WFS-Press-Release-Date-9-Jan-2018.pdf As it is no surprise, looks like WFS will be operating the soon to be built cargo facility in Cargo Area D. Is it me or does WFS have a monoply with cargo handling in JFK? I know Dnata is on the rise for ra...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11447

Re: Emirates will start SCL

I have a feeling QR will start this route again after EK does since QR has a “me too mentality” when it comes to their route planning. They tend to follow EK alot.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 4129

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

Well they are going both ways via CVG.

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by RichardWelling
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 4129

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

Maybe Proctor and Gamble sells a lot of products in Asia. Maybe they MAKE a lot of products in Asia, and ship them to CVG. I think the two biggest reasons why CVG has so much capacity are DHL and Amazon. Both now operate express hubs out of CVG. That's not to say that SQ's freight goes directly to ...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12017

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

They have 36 gates in t8. Concourse c is really large. I never got the sense flying out of t8 that they couldn't fit in more flights. I'm not saying that AA couldn't fit any more flights into T8, but T8 cannot fit another nine departures between 1830 and 2300 (not even counting Iberia, QANTAS and s...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1052
Views: 369098

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

scotron11 wrote:
Interesting to note that CX has stated their intentions of where their A350-1000s will be flying but not a peep out of QR.


My guess it will be LHR or FRA/MUC like when the A359 was released.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12017

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Regarding T7, keep in mind that B6 has asked for proposals to build a new T6 and, potentially, integrate T7 in such proposals. I think we'll hear more about this over the next few months. If AA really is downgrading its presence maybe there will be room for BA at T8 at some point. Do you know if B6...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 667
Views: 159483

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any idea of QR will be receiving their frames?

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12017

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Really excited about the new cargo facility which will replace Buildings 261 and 260. The last time JFK has a seen a brand spanking new building would be when Building 23 and 21 were built. I know the master plan is to have all the facilties consolidated in Cargo Area D. What will happen to cargo ar...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 194
Views: 41905

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Would it be worth IAG’s while to utilise Niki’s DUS and TXL slots for a Level transatlantic operation?

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18
Replies: 32
Views: 4919

Re: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18

Yes there is no doubt it will. They currently haul over 700 tonnes a month out of PER. In comparison EK hauls not much more and that’s with 2 daily flights. A lot of the cargo that goes out of PER is fresh food, there is normally 4 pallets of meat as well which comes from MEL, perhaps that will get...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18
Replies: 32
Views: 4919

Re: Qatar Airways to upgrade PER-DOH to A388 from 1 May 18

I wonder if this will affect QR’s cargo operation into PER.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production
Replies: 435
Views: 94548

Re: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production

Correct me if I am wrong but does QR Cargo not have another 2 or 3 frames on backlog?

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by RichardWelling
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1517820

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Does anybody know when QR will accept the A350-1000?

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by RichardWelling
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 101
Views: 17911

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

All I know is that they are in for a challenge to build a new airport whilst the exisiting one is still operating. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that this will be done on time as nothing in New York gets built swiftly.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 101
Views: 17911

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-first-phase-modernization-air-cargo-operations-jfk Granted the old LH and KE buildings were both iconic in the JFK Cargo scene. I am glad to see that something will be done to replace them. It makes a ton of sense to designate the cargo area...

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6862

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

LH sold their stake in B6 a while ago.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 9167

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?

Not too sure if antbody has mentioned LUX, that is another important gateway and alternative to AMS or FRA.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3793

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

4. QR still has morning flight from T7...still not sure why AA controls the ramp/gate space in terminal 8. When the AM flight started. AA could not facilitate them when they had already comitted to other carriers or their own ops during the QR AM flight start up. That was the story I was told by so...

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