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by LIPZ
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD
Replies: 36
Views: 4408

Re: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD

I’m not sure when AZ dropped it but pretty sure AA dropped MXP in 2000. I think AZ dropped it soon after.It has to be close to 15 years or so. AA dropped ORD-MXP in late 2001 after 9/11 events, while AZ ceased operating that route in March 2008. A few months later (late June 2008) AirOne tried to s...

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by LIPZ
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Italy be the national carrier in Italy?
Replies: 34
Views: 5267

Re: Will Air Italy be the national carrier in Italy?

VSMUT wrote:
and 5-10% of American Airlines

Sorry, could you elaborate more??

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by LIPZ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO
Replies: 53
Views: 9412

Re: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO

There is no deal between IG and U2, actually they are in direct competition in all the domestic routes from MXP. As concerns the destinations LGW was served only as a seasonal route out of Olbia and looks like it won't come back in S19. DME too was axed in October, it was an all-year-round route fro...

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by LIPZ
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy question(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

Re: Air Italy question(s)

Are they gonna face any problems in the US? I heard that a couple of days ago several senators signed a letter about them and their ties to QR (because of course they did), though I'm not sure what it's about specifically. How likely is it that there will be measures regarding their expansion in th...

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by LIPZ
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 30413

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

CapitalAvGeek wrote:
AZ to FCO 5X weekly seansonly (starts May 2)

AZ is supposed to be all-year-round service.

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by LIPZ
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7784

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

mozart wrote:
Which European cities have completely lost all DL service?

As far as I remember the following cities in the last decade
Bucharest
Budapest
Istanbul
Kiev
Manchester
Moscow
Pisa
Stockholm
Valencia
Vienna

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by LIPZ
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 70
Views: 18207

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

Maybe due to the aircraft's maintenance at FCO?

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by LIPZ
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Will Fly to Washington D.C. From Rome Beginning In Summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5620

Re: Alitalia Will Fly to Washington D.C. From Rome Beginning In Summer 2019

According to Italian aviation forum the route seems to be confirmed, eff from 02MAY19

AZ618 FCO0930 – 1330IAD 332 x23
AZ619 IAD1615 – 0700+1FCO 332 x23


So Alitalia is resuming Washington D.C. service after 13 years hiatus.

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by LIPZ
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO

The Venezuelan carrier is set to start Caracas Rome flights eff from 22NOV. To begin with only 1 weekly flight available on the route. Schedule as follow : CCS-FCO 1820 1040 Th (+1) FCO-CCS 1240 1900 Fr with A343 (12F/42C/213Y) By doing so they also resume direct links between Venezuela and Italy af...

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by LIPZ
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 226123

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

with their JV's: BOS-LHR - VS BOS-MAN - VS BOS-AMS - KL BOS-CDG - AF BOS-ICN - KE Then through Skyteam you have BOS-FCO - AZ (although I think we all believe if AZ go under, that might be a DL possibility) Fun times, can't wait to see the timings on this one, haven't seen those yet. For the time be...

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by LIPZ
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 804
Views: 195487

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

As regards Alitalia, it seems the carrier is set to announce IAD launch for S19 after a successful negotiation with J-V partners (AF-KL, DL).
Maybe a sign that there is still a future for AZ in the SkyTeam J-V across the pond?

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by LIPZ
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6743

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Frictions and tensions between Parker and Al Baker keep rising, with the latter one even threatening to leave oneworld (!) Qatar Airways will pull out of the Oneworld alliance if certain partner airlines continue with unfounded accusations and blocking tactics, warns group chief executive Akbar Al B...

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by LIPZ
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13521

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/air-italy ... nch-dates/
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MXP-FCO to be reduced from 21/7 to 15/7 eff from 08NOV
MXP-DEL and MXP-BOM launch date to be postponed from 28OCT/30OCT to 06DEC/13DEC

source
https://newsroom.aviator.aero/air-italy ... nch-dates/

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by LIPZ
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 6861

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

Yeah, just because Switzerland is considered as equivalent to EU when it comes to Civil Aviation.

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by LIPZ
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 6861

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

sholmes wrote:
But it is still not possible flying to non-EU destinations,:

Which should be a unique case within Europe.
I can't think of any other airports restricted in such an obsolete way, allowing by decree only EU flights.

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by LIPZ
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13521

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

http://www.ansa.it/sardegna/notizie/201 ... 51a44.html
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Also the Chief Operations Officer (COO) Neil Mills has resigned this evening.

(Italian)
http://www.ansa.it/sardegna/notizie/201 ... 51a44.html

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by LIPZ
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 215
Views: 32355

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Nice upguaged going on here. I'm wondering what routes all the 87-8's are going on.. 8 frames so: YVR-KIX YVR-LHR (AC896) YVR-ZRH YVR-BNE (2x frames counting the YUL tag) That leaves 3x 788s. Any old Mainline 763 routes to be taken over? Add to that list YYZ-MXP which is switching from 789 to 788 (...

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by LIPZ
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 215
Views: 32355

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Along with YUL-BOD, also just announced
- daily YYZ-VIE (B789)
- daily YUL-VIE (B763 op by Austrian)

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by LIPZ
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13521

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

Today's updating shows that Air Italy in W18/19 plans to reduce domestic flights to Lamezia (from 14xw to 11xw), Palermo/Catania/Naples (from 14xw to 12xw) - when compared to what previously scheduled for the same winter season.

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by LIPZ
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13521

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

https://www.olbianova.it/notizie/air-it ... e-manager/
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Tonight news is that the Sales Director Massimo Crippa, the CCO Andrea Andorno and the Chief Strategy and Planning Marco Picardi are leaving Air Italy with immediate effect.

(source in Italian)
https://www.olbianova.it/notizie/air-it ... e-manager/

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by LIPZ
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13521

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

Blerg wrote:
Wasn't DEL increased a while ago? Maybe these reductions are not because of demand but rather because of fleet or crew shortages?

Definitely not that the reason, fleet shortage.
They are going to lease out the 4th A332, which has just joined the fleet few days ago, to Finnair for the current month.

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by LIPZ
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 75
Views: 13521

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

Looks like they are cutting frequencies to India even before they start them later this month :
DEL from 6 to 3
BOM from 5 to 3

HAV, MBA, ZNZ last flights in mid-December
Some ad-hoc reductions to MIA, BKK, LOS-ACC as well in the upcoming weeks till mid-December.

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by LIPZ
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 5022

Re: 3 New routes for UA

MIflyer12 wrote:
Delta did JFK-Pisa for a while. Have there been any regular NAP-USA non-stops in the last two decades?

Yes, eurofly (then Meridiana) from 2005 till 2017 between NAP and JFK (along with PMO-JFK)

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by LIPZ
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5903

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

In the winter season the 77W is scheduled to fly only to EZE and GRU (both 2xw) Are the southbound GRU flights scheduled to be daytime flights? . Yes they are AZ 680 FCO EZE 2145 0755+1 (Mo) AZ 681 EZE FCO 1355 0650+1 (Tu) AZ 678 FCO GRU 1015 1935 (Th) AZ 679 GRU FCO 2200 1200+1 (Th) AZ 680 FCO EZE...

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by LIPZ
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIN Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: LIN Airport

It's already running at maximum capacity, which isn't very much. There is no room for growth. . Artificial maximum capacity, I would more properly say. The airport is not actually congested. Indeed there is no room for growth only because when "Malpensa 2000" opened in 1998, it was also d...

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by LIPZ
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5903

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

In the winter season the 77W is scheduled to fly only to EZE and GRU (both 2xw)

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by LIPZ
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6509

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

Any updating regarding the long-awaited expansion to Europe?
FCO? CDG? FRA?

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by LIPZ
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to fly Shenzhen-Zürich from Aug 27th
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Hainan Airlines to fly Shenzhen-Zürich from Aug 27th

You are forgetting Vienna, which is also a new service out of SZX for Hainan.

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by LIPZ
Fri May 25, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53898

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

It's confirmed by the carrier. 12xw (123456-) + (12345-7) with E75 eff from 03SEP. https://www.alitalia.com/fr_ch/fly-alitalia/news-and-activities/new-flights/milan-linate-geneva.html First flight from LIN lands at GVA at 07.55 in the morning. First Eurocity train from Milan gets to Geneva at 12.21 ...

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by LIPZ
Thu May 03, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6575

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

In recent update Norwegian seems to have given up plans to launch LAX-MXP.
Reservation on all flights is now only available at full-fare Premium Class and Economy Class.
The airline originally planned to operate Milan-Los Angeles 4 times a week eff from 16JUN.

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by LIPZ
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2018 Loads
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2018 Loads

On a side note, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Italy (ENAC) 74.575 pax flew in 2017 between DFW and FCO, which means 252 pax/per flight on board B772ER aircraft (average LF 87,8%).
It was a new route launched on May 5 till Sep.

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by LIPZ
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia, Aerolineas Argentinas announce Joint Business Agreement (JBA)
Replies: 10
Views: 1560

Alitalia, Aerolineas Argentinas announce Joint Business Agreement (JBA)

Yesterday in Buenos Aires AR and AZ announced plans to enter a joint business agreement on flights between Argentina and Italy. The deals are subject to regulatory approval and once approved it will allow the airlines to cooperate on scheduling, marketing and other business functions. Press releases...

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by LIPZ
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly Bogota - Santa Cruz (Bolivia) as of Jul 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Avianca to fly Bogota - Santa Cruz (Bolivia) as of Jul 2018

This year AV is also expected to launch 2 new destinations in Europe (between CDG/FCO/FRA/MUC) from Bogotá.
Are there any updates ?

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by LIPZ
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6472

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

Considering July, it should be something like ET 503/504 ADD-DUB-(LAX)-DUB-ADD 4xw ET 700/701 ADD-LHR-ADD 7xw ET 702/703 ADD-FCO-MXP-FCO-ADD 3xw ET 704/705 ADD-CDG-ADD 7xw ET 706/707 ADD-FRA-ADD 7xw ET 712/713 ADD-BCN-MAD-BCN-ADD 4xw ET 714/715 ADD-ARN-OSL-ARN-ADD 5xw ET 724/725 ADD-VIE-BRU-VIE-ADD ...

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by LIPZ
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6472

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

So it's 2 new EU destinations ie BCN and GVA from S18...correct? Correct. They also increase other destinations in Europe, with the most surprising being FCO wich goes from 7 to 9 weekly by introducing a new morning departure on Fr/Sa. It's something uncommon since all the European flights leave at...

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by LIPZ
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6472

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

You can find it through their website (or GDS as well)

ET 726 ADD GVA 2310 0725 (-2-4-6-)
ET 727 GVA ADD 2045 0550 (--3-5-7)

with a techincal stop in MXP both ways

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by LIPZ
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6472

Re: Ethiopian EDD-FCO-MAD to become EDD-BCN-MAD

They are also launching new flights to Geneva 3 times per week (--3-5-7)

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by LIPZ
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 14254

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

To me Houston-Rome is very likely to happen once (and in case that) LH takes over AZ this year. A good route for a S19 launch. I dont think so at all. LH has LX and SN in their group. If LH was interested in adding IAH from another market, they would have done it by now. I was referring to UA not t...

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by LIPZ
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 14254

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

To me Houston-Rome is very likely to happen once (and in case that) LH takes over AZ this year.
A good route for a S19 launch.

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by LIPZ
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9246

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

Definitely a false rumour that they are going to launch such a new route.
The only truth is that it's ages since EK has been granted 4 more weekly flights to the US passing thorough Italy.
That's it.

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by LIPZ
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6676

Re: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA

Curious to note that several people keep complaining on Meridiana FB page (in both English and Italian) about the cancellation of those "historical" Southern Italy - JFK direct flights. Much more numerous than people happy for the new JFK/MIA routes out of MXP. I'm just wondering if it wou...

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by LIPZ
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6676

Re: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA

Let's see if AA or other American carrier will consider to start (at least) JFK-NAP route next summer.

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by LIPZ
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6676

Re: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA

Looks like the new flights are replacing NAP-JFK and PMO-JFK which IG has been running since 2005.

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by LIPZ
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 62
Views: 13288

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

LAX MXP LAX 94,000 pax flew in 2016 p2p and nobody offers nonstop flights so this is a good niche market for DY to hopefully exploit and stimulate. Well not exactly the same figures Bjørn Kjos referred today to the Italian media. He said that over 41,000 pax flew between L.A. and Milan (in the last...

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by LIPZ
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 23330

Re: CX to launch IAD

Kashmon wrote:
Being reported on other forums
To be announced very soon at MPC event


What is MPC event?

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by LIPZ
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead

So hardly there were 0 wide bodies in 2007 in BCN. Back to the early '00 there were just 2 DL flights to JFK and ATL (seasonal). That was the large amount of long-haul scheduled flights out of El Prat. The 3rd one, specifically to the United States as well, was launched in MAY05 to PHL. It was a se...

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by LIPZ
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 7221

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.

Level is sticking it to AR, while Level will probably never fly from Madrid to EZE, it will likely have a base in FCO at some future date. Rome to EZE will fly with Level soon. No way it happens. For the time being the bilateral agreement between Argentina and Italy is very restrictive, allowing on...

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by LIPZ
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ to launch flights to BCN and VCE next S18
Replies: 10
Views: 3538

Re: OZ to launch flights to BCN and VCE next S18

Interesting move by OZ to expand to Europe A short comparison in S18 between OZ and KE Asiana BCN 4xw CDG 5xw FCO 7xw FRA 7xw IST 3xw LHR 7xw VCE 3xw 7 destinations - 36 weekly flights Korean AMS 6xw BCN 4xw CDG 8xw FCO 7xw FRA 7xw IST 3xw LED 5xw LHR 7xw MAD 4xw MXP 3xw PRG 4xw SVO 7xw VIE 6xw ZRH ...

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by LIPZ
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 35
Views: 4313

Re: Colombian Aviation news

Last month AV's CEO referred they are looking to add 2 new destinations in Europe between Frankfurt, Munich, Paris and Rome.
Any updates?

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