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by AF022
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 44075

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

9 June, 2020: Three SAA A319 aircraft are being ferried from JNB to Accra and beyond........ 1. SA4702 A319 ZS-SFI 2. SA4701 A319 ZS-SFG 3. SA4703 A319 ZS-SFM https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zs-sfi https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zs-sfg https://www.flightradar24.com/data/air...

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by AF022
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12704

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm wondering how weak airlines are going to re-emerge post-Covid. Airlines that were generating profits will probably recover, but there are lots of airlines in the region which were really struggling before the crisis. Are governments just going to pour more money into operates like Camair? And th...

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by AF022
Sun May 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12704

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

I think airlines like Air Senegal are going to have problems. Pre-covid I assume they did well because there wasn't enough competition between CDG and points in far West Africa. Now, instead of too little competition there is too few passengers. What does Air Senegal do that Air France & the sma...

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by AF022
Thu May 21, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 16017

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

mercure1 wrote:
TAP says that it could lose up to 1,700 workers and more than 30 planes, reducing its fleet by 25% as part of restructuring.


What routes are most likely to be abandoned? Are they talking about giving up wide-body, narrow-body, or both?

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by AF022
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12704

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

The government of Senegal is throwing a lot of money at Air Senegal. This article (in French), apparently an opinion piece, seems to indicate that the state is going to put more than $72m into Air Senegal. Astounding. How can this be reasonable? https://yerimpost.com/air-senegal-sa-dans-lintermede-c...

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by AF022
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/NAS:NO
went down to just NOK 3.10 per share at one point this morning.
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DY shares are down sharply today. Is there something going on?
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/NAS:NO
went down to just NOK 3.10 per share at one point this morning.

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by AF022
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

Re: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!

ET has the fleet and the flexibility to be able to handle it. In today's situation, almost every airline has the flexibility to do such flights, looking at all the airline fleets sitting idle these days so this flexibility isn't anything unique to ET alone. A388 And thus the question would be, why ...

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by AF022
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12704

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

soups wrote:
ET B777 On route from JNB to SLC via LFW


It would be interesting to track these flights on flightradar. does anyone have these links?

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by AF022
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 11506

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

PM wrote:
PM wrote:
An Air Namibia A330 is currently over Zambia heading to...? SW999. Off for storage somewhere?

Looks like it's going into Addis. Collecting Namibians?


I doubt there are any Namibians in ADD. I would assume it is for maintenance.

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by AF022
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7426

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Heard that Rwandair is shutting down entirely for a month starting 20 March.

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by AF022
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

This thread has gone off the rails. How about sticking with news about Norwegian Air Shuttle and its subsidiaries?

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by AF022
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

My crystal ball is no clearer than anyone else', but here goes: Norwegian will be subsidised by the Norwegian government, but only the Norwegian part of it; Norwegian SE, IE and UK will go bankrupt They will be reduced to a single Norwegian AOC, operating the 737NG only Norwegian will cease all lon...

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by AF022
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

President Trump is extending a travel ban to the United Kingdom and Ireland, effective midnight Monday, according to the NYTimes. This was the only piece of the puzzle that could have kept them flying. I really don´t see how they can get through this. I think they have about 9 daily departures from ...

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by AF022
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA Airlines Green Doors
Replies: 34
Views: 5257

Re: UTA Airlines Green Doors

i love the UTA livery. the 747 is spectacular.

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by AF022
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY about to go bust?

I think airlines that were in good financial shape before the crisis will struggle but will be able to weather the storm. the problem is airlines that were having problems before. Coronavirus may push them over the edge. It isn't just Norwegian.

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by AF022
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY about to go bust?

Norwegian cancels 22 long-haul 'flights' between Europe - USA from March 22 - May 5, 2020. Reports Traffic February 2020: - ASK (million) 5,528 vs 7,048 -22 % - RPK (million) 4,516 vs 5,743 -21 % - Load factor 81.7% vs 81.5% +0.2 p.p. - Passengers 1,955,585 vs 2,517,335 -22 % Full 12 months: - ASK ...

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by AF022
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY about to go bust?

Stock down another 13% today, down to NOK 15.85, a new 52-week low.

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by AF022
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 32708

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

I just flew this morning via ADD and must admit it is quite an impressive operation. All these inbound flights from Europe and Asia doing quick turn arounds to serve African destinations during the day before heading once again to Europe and Asia is proof that there is space for an African player. ...

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by AF022
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12704

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Nigerian officials accuse foreign airlines of diverting flights to embarrass Federal Government rather than due to faulty ILS. "Out of anger, these foreign airlines decided to go and dump their Nigerian passengers in foreign countries as a way of embarrassing the government,” the director said...

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by AF022
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP new routes, rumors.
Replies: 55
Views: 9922

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

If BEY is timed perfectly to connect with the YUL flight, that arrangement could be very successful. Well I've flown Paris-Lisbon-Abidjan twice. All 4 ABJ-LIS legs were less than 1/4 full with virtually all passengers coming/goin from/to Paris. Tickets were a 1/5 of what AF and SS charged for the d...

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by AF022
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12704

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

It is reported that SAA will drop ABJ tag from 29 Feb How coincidental that SAA's codeshare partner AWA starts ACC-ABJ flights on 14FEB20.... I don't think the timings are going to work. If SAA keeps the same schedule JNB-ACC-JNB with the Washington routing, JNB-ACC will arrive ACC at 2145. AW woul...

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by AF022
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12704

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Peace plans to start flights more international destinations in 2020. This reports claims Tel Aviv will be the first with Mumbai and London to follow. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/85829-nigerias-air-peace-moots-asia-growth-in-2020 I'm not sure how they could operate LOS-TLV and avoid...

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by AF022
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10707

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

KU aren’t trying to build a connecting hub. They’ll accept transit passengers as a subsidy but the airline is not run for commercial gain, its to safely fly people in and out of Kuwait for business etc, and to provide a retirement home for ex military officers and minor princes who are too dumb or ...

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by AF022
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal Paris-Dakar 27DEC: delayed 14 hours?
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Air Senegal Paris-Dakar 27DEC: delayed 14 hours?

Flightradar24 shows Air Senegal flight HC404 departed more than 14 hours late with an A340 instead of their own A330. Does anyone know what happened?

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by AF022
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31650

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Effective from Friday, 14th February 2020, Africa World Airlines will offer 6 weekly flights each way between Accra and Abidjan, linking the major cities of the world's two largest cocoa producing countries. Passengers will also benefit with convenient onward connections to and from Lagos, Abuja, F...

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by AF022
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31650

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

TACV Started operations into lagos this week on the monday the 9th with a B757. Operations will be 5 times a week and TAAG starts next week too, twice a week service I'm curious about TACV's loads. Their schedule at Lagos is pretty bad. It appears they had a flight depart Lagos at 04.25 this mornin...

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by AF022
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 32708

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Isn't the problem with some of the above lack of traffic rights? I thought ET tried to operate to MUC but couldn't get access. I might be wrong though.

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Ishrion wrote:
Reservations for JNB-CAN are closed: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -jan-2020/


That didn't last very long.

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by AF022
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Adds FCO/CDG-ORD And FCO-DEN
Replies: 29
Views: 5454

Re: Norwegian Adds FCO/CDG-ORD And FCO-DEN

I just saw on airlineroute that DY is ending MAD-JFK. I guess yields aren't good enough here?

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by AF022
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 31
Views: 6338

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

VR is starting SID-LOS in about a month. I am really worried about this. I want TACV to do well but I am fearful that an arrival in LOS at 0325 is going to work. And LOS is so competitive! Where are the passengers going to come from.

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by AF022
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38431

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

I think in an all-economy seating the A220-300 has about 150 seats at 32" pitch? Is this right?
Do we have an idea how many more seats the A220-500 would perhaps have?
or maybe i am getting ahead of even airbus in this thinking?

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by AF022
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritania Airways Fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Mauritania Airways Fleet?

I would be interested to learn how often flight 143 makes it back to NKC on time. Look at this schedule! NKC 0700 0840 BKO 0920 1120 COO 1200 1330 LBV 1410 1520 PNR 1600 1650 BZV 1740 1900 LBV 1940 2110 COO 2150 2350 BKO 0040 0220 NKC Nine landings with 40-minute stops at every station except the la...

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by AF022
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritania Airways Fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Mauritania Airways Fleet?

I meant their 5th-freedom flights. I think their fares are very low between BKO, COO, LBV, PNR and BZV.

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by AF022
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritania Airways Fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Mauritania Airways Fleet?

https://www.mauritaniaairlines.mr/image ... vfinal.pdf

found this, but might be out of date.
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https://www.mauritaniaairlines.mr/image ... vfinal.pdf

found this, but might be out of date.

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by AF022
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritania Airways Fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Mauritania Airways Fleet?

Their route network is just crazy. Five weekly flights NKC-BZV with 4 intermediate stops? I would bet they are just targeting 5th-freedom traffic. Their fares are very low. I can't imagine they are making any money.

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by AF022
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to increase flights to EZE
Replies: 11
Views: 5592

Re: Ethiopian to increase flights to EZE

now i'm curious! what's the handle?

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by AF022
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31650

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.businessincameroon.com/transport/2210-9609-camair-co-suspends-its-abidjan-cotonou-and-lagos-lines Looks like Camair-Co is in trouble again. Or maybe they never left trouble. With reliable competition within the region from Air Cote d'Ivoire and ASKY and Rwandair I wouldn't think they cou...

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by AF022
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21427

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

Are they really making any money to Anglophone places like FNA, BJL and EBB?

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by AF022
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21427

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

What destinations are they considering, does anyone know? Are they talking Europe where LCC competition is tough or in Africa? Is JFK viable year-round?

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by AF022
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir
Replies: 11
Views: 5265

Re: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir

How is their hub at COO doing? Why do they even have a hub at COO?

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by AF022
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31650

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

"Just to provide some real facts - P2P round trip pax demand to North America from Dakar is as follows for the past 12 months : NYC 32,000 IAD 19,000 YUL 17,000 FYI the average fare for IAD from DSS is +35% higher yielding than YUL as YUL is primarily student / vfr traffic with hardly any J cl...

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by AF022
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Verde Airlines to start SID-LOS
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Cape Verde Airlines to start SID-LOS

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/10/cabo-verde-airlines-to-commence-direct-lagos-cape-verde-flights/ Is this flight going to connect to anything at SID? I can't see how this is going to work. Schedule times at LOS is very bad for the local market unless Nigeria is a lot safer than it was before. VR6...

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by AF022
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14462

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

I believe both HF and KP have flights that stop in BZV enroute to FIH, or FIH enroute to BZV.

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by AF022
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46183

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Learn something new every day. Apparently they have a base at COO that flies to ABJ/DSS and LBV, but does not meet or extend from the Kigali-originating flight. What is the point of this then? Maybe serving as Benin's de facto national airline? I think WB has nonstop service from COO to LBV, DLA an...

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by AF022
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 46183

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Regarding RwandAir at COO, flying to it 3x per week with a stop in Cameroon is hardly a hub, yet. They have been talking about it for a while. I do believe that they will want a hub or a springboard to get to the US, an ambition they have. ET will be happy about this news, it'll help open up the ai...

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by AF022
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles
Replies: 39
Views: 7339

Re: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles

They have one A330 now that they keep busy on the Paris route, but when are they getting their 2nd A330?

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by AF022
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: XL Airways in judicial liquidation
Replies: 60
Views: 18072

Re: XL Airways France stops selling tickets

Didn't they recently move their JFK operations to EWR? I thought I read that somewhere.

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by AF022
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31650

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.aps.sn/actualites/economie/t ... n-ministre

Didn't SAA pull out because traffic was weak?
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Air Senegal to start DSS-Washington.

http://www.aps.sn/actualites/economie/t ... n-ministre

Didn't SAA pull out because traffic was weak?

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by AF022
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 20581

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

Didn't i read on another thread that QR is investing in TAAG?
Like others have said above, what is their investment strategy? It seems to be investing in airlines that can't be turned around.

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by AF022
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 13391

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

The last two attempts (at the planning stage) failed because of the ill timed schedules that they had presented: no feed existed from their hub at LFW. This new schedule follows the proven approach they have today for flights to Newark. IAH has the traffic ET needs to make this flight successful, w...

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