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by a350lover
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

pabloeing wrote:
Only BOG and EZE have the A350......JFK and ORD lost the plane.....maybe LIM and MEX are the next destinations...


This may mean some A346s are definitely going....

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by a350lover
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

Effective from the same day, JFK is shown at Iberia website operated by A330. Both of the daily departures. Same for the daily ORD departure, back to A330. With just 5 planes, shouldn't it be enough for MAD-BOG-MAD daily and MAD-EZE-MAD plus something else? 6th frame of the model is due at Iberia fo...

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by a350lover
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

Starting 27th of October, Iberia will operate its daily flight MAD-BOG-MAD using brand-new A359s. For the peak of the summer season, IB will add 3 weekly departures reaching 10x/w MAD-BOG-MAD until the 27th of October, all of these will be A346s. This is the 4th destination to be flown using the A35...

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by a350lover
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian says now they aim to keep running TFS/LPA bases
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Norwegian says now they aim to keep running TFS/LPA bases

Norwegian announced yesterday they plan to remain in the Canaries operating via their current bases in LPA/TFS. Link is just in Spanish. I couldn't find any news about this in English, sorry: https://www.canarias7.es/economia/turismo/norwegian-se-replantea-el-cierre-de-sus-bases-canarias-y-espera-ma...

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by a350lover
Thu May 23, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa asks to operate domestic flights in Brazil
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: Air Europa asks to operate domestic flights in Brazil

In the past UX under its Spanish AOC employed Peruvian flight attendants for selected routes of its network which eventually were fired because it seemed ilegal under Spanish labour laws. Apart from the obvious interest for the Brazilian local market, may UX be looking for new ways to outsource part...

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by a350lover
Mon May 13, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces new routes in Argentina
Replies: 13
Views: 3650

Re: Norwegian announces new routes in Argentina

With this news, Norwegian will be the only airline to operate simultaneously in the northernmost and southernmost commercial airports: Svalbard and Ushuaia, respectively. And also will be the first low-cost airline to operate in the deep Patagonia. Statements like this are the ones who make people ...

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by a350lover
Thu May 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA resumes service to Guayaquil with non-stop flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2769

Re: IBERIA resumes service to Guayaquil with non-stop flights

Will this mean the return of Iberia to “secondary” ports in South America? May we see them back in Cordoba or Cali?

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by a350lover
Thu May 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair slashes number of Hahn flights by 52% in W19 VS W18, cancels 15 routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Ryanair slashes number of Hahn flights by 52% in W19 VS W18, cancels 15 routes

37 weekly departures leaves an scenario of... what? 4-6 daily flights? Does it make any sense for Ryanair to keep the base there? With how many planes?

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by a350lover
Thu May 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17960

Re: SAS on strike

According to several Scandinavian media, a deal is very close. Also Danish TV2 have just reported, live from Oslo, that an announcement is expected "within a couple of hours and that flights are expected to operate as scheduled from tomorrow" I assume that deal would mean that they can re...

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by a350lover
Thu May 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17960

Re: SAS on strike

According to several Scandinavian media, a deal is very close. Also Danish TV2 have just reported, live from Oslo, that an announcement is expected "within a couple of hours and that flights are expected to operate as scheduled from tomorrow" I assume that deal would mean that they can re...

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by a350lover
Thu May 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2107

Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

I was looking at QR current (civil) fleets, which include: A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 (soon to be retired), A350, A380, B777 and B787 and thought how do they organize crews around in order to fly each subfleet. How many groups of crews according to each fleet do they have? I wonder all short haul ...

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by a350lover
Thu May 02, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7141

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

The CS200 sounds good to me for the mid and short haul network. In the long haul, I can't picture a clear winner for the needs of OS. Maybe the A330neo? Ideally, they could go for a smaller version of the Airbus family with long range, but the whole portfolio of routes which are now operated by Aust...

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by a350lover
Thu May 02, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7141

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

First current long-haul units delivered to Austrian are from 2005. That is 14 years old. Although not ideal, I wouldn't fear they can "fall out the sky". BA has 747s from 1990. Yes, for a very different reasons and probably making much more money than Austrian does with its long haul fleet.

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by a350lover
Thu May 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17960

Re: SAS on strike

This is not just about the salaries. The 13% being asked for is more from the Swedish pilots. The situation is that in 2012 when SAS was literally just 2 hours away from bankruptcy, the pilots agreed on wage and pensions cut. "We help you now, you help us later when things are better" I g...

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by a350lover
Thu May 02, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vueling vs. LEVEL
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: Veuling vs level

Well... the Vueling MAD-IBZ and the MAD-CDG (those operated by VY) carry the IB5xxx codeshare and no IB5xxx was seen before at MAD. Also all Vueling MAD-BCN flights are now offered under the IB5xxx codeshare. That was not the case before, so in fact there are less IB planes on the route offering bo...

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by a350lover
Wed May 01, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8537

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

Do you think we could see Etihad at some point launching any second airport in the area of London? In other words, Gatwick? Having up to 5 frequencies daily from Heathrow sounds good. However, being 2+2 of them pretty much within a timelapse of just 5-20mins don't know if it's ideal.

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by a350lover
Wed May 01, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7141

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

The mix of 777s and 767s connect VIE with JFK, EWR, ORD, IAD, BKK and NRT. Anything else? BKK with the lots of competition which sees through the Middle East I can't understand on what does it survive. All the rest seem pretty realistic and probably see nice loads in the business cabins. Said that, ...

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by a350lover
Wed May 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vueling vs. LEVEL
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: Veuling vs level

The growth of Vueling in MAD, and Vueling operating some frequencies of the IB MAD-BCN Air Shuttle, sure has helped moving the equivalent AMS operation “back” to Spain. But let’s see what IB union (the same union than Vueling BTW) says about giving out MAD production to Vueling... What "new&qu...

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by a350lover
Wed May 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7141

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

Q1 is usually bad for airlines, unless you have a customer base of 100% business travelers. That's a very common explanation for poor results in airlines: low/winter seasons. However, comparing winter to winter, the loss increased by 35,6%. I think this is a sign the market is giving: tones of comp...

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by a350lover
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague
Replies: 18
Views: 3373

Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague

Air Asia X may be interested in launching flights to Europe from its long haul base in DMK (Bangkok) to Prague. https://www.pasazer.com/news/41276/thai,airasia,x,w,pazdzierniku,ma,uruchomic,loty,z,pragi,do,bangkoku.html Link just in Polish. This would mean the return of D7 to Europe, after they drop...

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by a350lover
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?
Replies: 17
Views: 4238

Re: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?

Forgot to mention: Fares were quoted one way. I intentionally tried to look at the cheapest possible option, obviously not looking at how good/bad were the times/connections. Some carriers do not include "extras" like checked-in bags or meals on board (i.e Norwegian, LEVEL...) I think if w...

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by a350lover
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?
Replies: 17
Views: 4238

Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?

Rome-Sao Paulo 181€ (TAP, via LIS) Munich-Bogota 358€ (Avianca, non stop) Paris-Rio de Janeiro 283€ (TAP, via LIS) Madrid-JFK 430€ (Norwegian, non stop) Madrid-Bogota 350€ (Avianca, non stop) Milan-BAires 234€ (Iberia, via MAD) Marseille-Santiago 325€ (LEVEL, via BCN) Venice-Miami 396€ (TAP, via LIS...

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by a350lover
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Finnair Got It Wrong in China
Replies: 13
Views: 5785

Re: How Finnair Got It Wrong in China

I have the impression that we (Westerners?) will always understand better the product of Western carriers, and in the same way, Eastern travelers will always prefer the product of their Eastern airlines. Said that, there is evidence that international well-known airlines which have made themselves g...

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by a350lover
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)
Replies: 43
Views: 8225

Re: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)

My guess is they are focusing on some improvements and cost cuts which are still sort of "friendly". The question is ... are they enough? Don't they come too late? Other than the closure of bases in Spain, 737 in USA and FCO they claim they are reviewing the whole network but no big change...

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by a350lover
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to expand service to Colombia
Replies: 16
Views: 2775

Re: KLM to expand service to Colombia

I wrote "Latin America" where I meant "South America" - correct. Sorry. The main difference to me when we compare this region to others like South East Asia or North America is the market size. South America isn't exactly super touristy at a global scale, so I am not sure this at...

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by a350lover
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to expand service to Colombia
Replies: 16
Views: 2775

Re: KLM to expand service to Colombia

Interesting move. KLM hasn't stopped growing in the region South America. They already serve 10 destinations in Latin America: -Lima -Sao Paulo -Rio -Bogota -Cartagena -Guayaquil -Quito -Santiago -Buenos Aires -Fortaleza Iberia and Air Europa are to me the ones who are loosing the most market share ...

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by a350lover
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next IAD international destination?
Replies: 15
Views: 1429

Re: Next IAD international destination?

If Iberia was to grow in USA serving a new market then I’d place my bet on IAD-MAD by Iberia.

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by a350lover
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15414

Re: Last VS A340

Which European carrier do you guys see operating the last A346s units?

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by a350lover
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa Express gets its first 737
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Air Europa Express gets its first 737

dcajet wrote:

I would assume this action moves aircraft to Express from UX mainline taking advantage of a different pay scale, correct?


Correct. The only thing is that had not been announced at all. Weird to see all happening with some sort of a "launching ceremony". Don't you think?

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by a350lover
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa Express gets its first 737
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Air Europa Express gets its first 737

That's exactly what I thought @Aisak. Never got to see any reference to the 737 moving from mainline to Express... Spain doesn't need a "second round of a Express issue" like the one which affected Iberia, which was rather "organized" compared to this move all of a sudden. I wond...

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by a350lover
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa Express gets its first 737
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Air Europa Express gets its first 737

Just announced now via the official Twitter account of the Airline (mainline) https://twitter.com/AirEuropa/status/1115986092132634624 I didn't see this one coming. I guess this 737 has been transferred from UX mainline. I failed to find any info on what's the registration of that 737. Air Europa ha...

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by a350lover
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13147

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

I find it very hard to believe that IB committed to a single aircraft type for most of its long-haul destinations without making sure that it was optimal for one of its top two destinations (in terms of profitability and number of seats). I think the reason MEX does not yet have A359 service is bec...

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by a350lover
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13147

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

I can't imagine both IAG and IB haven't thought about this issue of UIO, BOG and MEX. I wonder if they could just keep a subfleet of A340s for some time longer only to serve these places. On the other hand, Aeromexico flies MEX-MAD on 787s regularly and that's just fine, so I assume the A350 could g...

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by a350lover
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13147

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

frigatebird wrote:
I’ll be flying MAD-EZE November this year, but the A350 service on this route will revert to A346 at the end of October..


Really? Where are the bunch of A350s from IB going in November? There will be 5 of them by then...

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by a350lover
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSE (Norwegian Air Sweden) getting soon its first 789
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

NSE (Norwegian Air Sweden) getting soon its first 789

Norwegian may be working on getting its first long-haul frame for its Swedish unit NSE, and this could be ready for the end of this month. This plane would be transferred from NUK. Any ideas on which routes could it be used for? All plans seemed to use this AOC for eventually solve the Siberian righ...

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by a350lover
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13147

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

My only doubt here is whether this means any increase of IB total fleet or instead they will just send back to EI few A330s? On top of all this, Vicent Hodder (current LEVEL ceo) seemed quite realistic last week when he claimed "BCN operation through Iberia is comfy and feels like being home (e...

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by a350lover
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB drops JNB (again), remains 3x/w in SJU during the winter, 10x/w LIM year-round
Replies: 12
Views: 3102

Re: IB drops JNB (again), remains 3x/w in SJU during the winter, 10x/w LIM year-round

I have the feeling that IB is short on fleet at the moment. The fact that only yesterday was published that they will take an extra of 4 A350s from EI's order only makes this even more obvious. IAG has always been quite skeptical about the capability of Iberia to serve new markets out of America whi...

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by a350lover
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB drops JNB (again), remains 3x/w in SJU during the winter, 10x/w LIM year-round
Replies: 12
Views: 3102

IB drops JNB (again), remains 3x/w in SJU during the winter, 10x/w LIM year-round

Iberia has just stopped selling its 3x/w to Johannesburg from 1st of September onwards. The turnaround in South Africa was pretty bad (as for many other EU carriers there) and that may have lead to this decision. The market suffers from tough competence from Europe. Iberia, which is still operating ...

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by a350lover
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)
Replies: 45
Views: 7377

Re: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)

It's only two days until Air Nostrum launches this new route which was pretty well discussed and surprising for many here. At this point, we have info regarding the loads of the launching service from Madrid to Vatry which will take off this Sunday 31th of March, operated by a CRK capacity J6 Y79 IB...

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by a350lover
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31208

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

According to Airlineroute Norwegian DUB TATL operation is scheduled as follows: 31MAR - 30 JUN Dublin-Stewart operated by Evelop A330-300. Dublin-Hamilton until the 29 JUL operated by 738. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1111685990211477504 Tickets are on sale at "Flex fares" of 64...

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by a350lover
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of Inaugural Flights Next Week (March 31-April 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 4131

Re: List of Inaugural Flights Next Week (March 31-April 4)

March 31

IB BCN-SCL (operated by LEVEL)

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by a350lover
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153906

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Did Wow have at any time of their history crews based out of KEF? The only time I know they had crews based anywhere else than Iceland was during the short lived India route. The FAs on that route were based in DEL. That's what I thought when looking at some pictures of the route launch. Interestin...

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by a350lover
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153906

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Did Wow have at any time of their history crews based out of KEF?

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by a350lover
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153906

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

TF-JOY was repossessed at YUL earlier this evening. That may be one of the LATAM-owned frames (managed by Air Lease Corporation, if the NTU information is correct). I expect TF-JOY, TF-GMA, and TF-GPA to be taken back by LATAM if indeed they were the true owners. TF-NOW, which had been on a wet-lea...

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by a350lover
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153906

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

3.5 millon flown in 2018 by WOW will probably mean that Keflavik will decrease this year around -30% compared to Y2018.

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by a350lover
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153906

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

What was the final total pax number of WOW Y2018? Interestingly, back in 2012 Keflavik hand't even reached the barrier of the 3M pax. Last year there were nearly 10M. Surely WOW wasn't the only actor but it contributed very much to this growth. Will KEF airport still need the terminal expansion plan...

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by a350lover
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153906

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Obviously the fares FROM Iceland won't be as cheap probably. That's another weakness of the WOW model. They took off with the little bit "old-fashioned" idea that people would make the detour of KEF in order to fly cheap to USA. That's part of the DNA of Keflavik when back in the day plane...

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by a350lover
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153906

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

It’s very sad to see it go and I feel a chapter is closing on LCC TATL flights. Soon it will go back to the preserve of the middle classes and today’s inclusive offerings whereby everyone can afford to fly is sadly drawing to a close. I feel we take a step back in the evolution of the industry. I d...

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