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by eaa3
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16442

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

Three 757-200s will be sold for freighter conversion: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/07/2105265/0/en/Icelandair-Group-hf-Sale-of-three-Boeing-757-aircraft.html - Customer is unknown but paid $21 million USD for these three 757s "which is USD 2-3 million above book value.&qu...

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by eaa3
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16442

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

Icelandair’s worst mistake Care to explain? I'd like to be educated too. The A321CEO lacked range for Icelandair, but for many airlines was a great cost savings. The A321CEO had 1,800 ordered, with a surge post Sharlets and engine PiPs as that was needed for many operators, in particular the US3 (r...

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by eaa3
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up at Icelandair??
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Re: What's up at Icelandair??

The government imposed a quarantine requirement a few weeks ago of 5 days for anyone arriving, so demand disappeared. It’s a direct consequence of that.

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by eaa3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26509

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

If you had the pilot do safety function couldn’t you hire a lose wage person to do service? All I know is if there was an inflight emergency I wouldn't want a pilot in the back some where who can't get to the cockpit in time because his company asked him to do double duty. There should NEVER be onl...

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by eaa3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26509

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

According to Icelandair, they had started training pilots over the weekend. Apparently, they needed about 1-2 days of additional training above pilot training.

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by eaa3
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26509

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

A new deal between the union and Icelandair has been signed tonight. Looks like taking the nuclear option worked for Icelandair. Assuming the union members approve the signed deal in a general vote on the 27th, they will keep their jobs. It begs the question: were they truly ever planning for this w...

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by eaa3
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26509

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

The union contract that was agreed to, but then voted down didn’t lower salaries, but rather raised the lowest group (most junior), whilst keeping the rest unchanged. Most of the changes came from keeping the monthly wage unchanged, but adding around 150 blockhours per year to the roster. The flight...

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by eaa3
Mon May 04, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2870

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

My guess is that the test at VIE will be paid for either by the airport or the Austrian government. I doubt passenger would be paying it themselves. This might put many off thus making the opening of VIE commercially unjustifiable. Why would the airport or the government do that? The test is not an...

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by eaa3
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18911

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

A lot of RR-powered 757's will become available on the other side of this crisis. They are expected to be looking for home, even if relatively inexpensively. Is it possible that once Icelandair emerges, and travel restarts, they could actually lease in some 757's, replacing some of the older frames...

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by eaa3
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF
Replies: 31
Views: 9755

Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Not much is known yet about evacuation or if there were any injuries. I would hope there was no evacuation at all. An evacuation might have led to injuries whereas it doesn’t look as if it was necessary to evacuate. But okay, it’s easy to say this in hindsight. Apparently pax are still in the aircr...

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by eaa3
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Enroute S turn
Replies: 9
Views: 2360

Re: Enroute S turn

Hi everyone. I'm booked on a flight up the east coast from SRQ to EWR in the next few days, and as is my custom, I've been watching on FlightAware for delay trends, routings etc. Of late, there's been a nearly daily S turn in the flight track over southern to central Virginia. Could this be some ki...

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by eaa3
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 27500

Re: Climate impact of aviation - what are airlines doing to mitigate?

Flying in a fully loaded 737 is like traveling with two people in a Prius. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704901104575423261677748380 And those numbers are 10 (TEN) years old with a CAGR of just 2% fuel burn decrease...you do the math... Airline travel is not the reason for climate ch...

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by eaa3
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 27500

Climate impact of aviation - what are airlines doing to mitigate?

With JetBlue announcing that they will carbon offset all their domestic flights and easyJet having done the same a few months ago, what are other airlines to limit their carbon impact? I know that a large number of airlines have programs for their passengers to pay for carbon offsets and some airlin...

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by eaa3
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125150

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

I don't quite understand their new strategy of opening bases in western Europe. Lower labor costs in eastern Europe is what brought them success. Now they are trapped in places like London and Vienna with a lot of competition and the next downturn may be just around the corner... Perhaps they shoul...

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by eaa3
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 12978

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Since this could be a major strategy change for Frontier, I think this has to justify its own thread. F9 will take 18 A321XLR. With the acquisition of the A321XLR, Frontier will have the ability to take on transatlantic routes to the U.K. and Western continental Europe. From Frontier’s main hub in ...

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by eaa3
Thu May 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 29102

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

What I will say though is that it still surprises me they didn't go for the A321neo to begin with to at least cover the routes that aren't as reliant on the 757's range, but it is what it is. Yes, I think it is becoming more and more clear how big a mistake that was. And that was even pretty obviou...

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by eaa3
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts Forward
Replies: 65
Views: 12358

Re: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts For

The reason Icelandair doesn’t take the flights out right away is because they start by zeroing out all inventory, then they spread the rebooking process over a couple of days, or weeks, to make sure they still have good customer service, and not overwhelmed costumer service staff. Then they take out...

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by eaa3
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 52
Views: 10214

Re: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

My friend went to the star wars celebration event in Chicago this weekend and toured around till he saw the booth that was hosted by NH. He talked to the reps at the booth for sometime and eventually mentioned that he was from Toronto. That's when not only one but two reps from the airline leaked i...

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by eaa3
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge to serve Iceland instead of AC Mainline Summer 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Rouge to serve Iceland instead of AC Mainline Summer 2019

Apparently it went to mainline because Rouge A319s don’t have ETOPS so performance on the MAX was better. It should revert to mainline one those planes come back to service. Although not needed for either YYZ-KEF nor YUL-KEF, Rouge has 2 A319s equipped for ETOPS 120. They are the two that mainline ...

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by eaa3
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BFM
Replies: 71
Views: 12107

Re: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BF

[quote="enilria"] Is MCI the only USA route to gain KEF last year that still has it? *FI CLE-KEF MAY 0.3>0.0[0.4] /quote] No, SFO is still there. Remember that there were two seperate times in which these routes were added. CLE and DFW were added in the fall of 2017, and then BWI, SFO and ...

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by eaa3
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair sells 625 million new shares to PAR Capital management
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Icelandair sells 625 million new shares to PAR Capital management

So they bought shares at $0.077/share price? Quite the fire sale! Wingnut That price is not a fire sale, it’s basically the market price right now. Icelandic stocks are priced in Icelandic crowns that are denominated like cents, so most stocks are actually penny stocks. However, it doesn’t have the...

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by eaa3
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 185798

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

Maybe wait until 9am to make any pronouncements?

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by eaa3
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement
Replies: 123
Views: 24632

Re: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement

No hint they're looking to change their business model (multiple routes, high frequency services hubbing at Reykjavik taking advantage of narrow-body economics...) Among carriers with mainly single-aisle fleets they're also unusual in needing 757-type range. Technically the 797 would be great - a b...

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by eaa3
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 111
Views: 10050

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

BOS is remarkably close to downtown.

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by eaa3
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13371

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

That’s gonna require a hard landing inspection.

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by eaa3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 12706

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

FI KEF-MSP JUL 1.5>1.0[1.5] AUG 1.4>1.0[1.6] SEP 1.3>1.0[1.2] The EI effect. Note that they upsized the planes from B737-8 to B757-300. That’s an increase from 160 to 225 per flight, or 40%. That means that they decreased the frequency by 36% but increased the seats per flight by 40%. That leaves t...

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by eaa3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 12706

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

FI KEF-MSP JUL 1.5>1.0[1.5] AUG 1.4>1.0[1.6] SEP 1.3>1.0[1.2] The EI effect. Note that they upsized the planes from B737-8 to B757-300. That’s an increase from 160 to 225 per flight, or 40%. That means that they decreased the frequency by 36% but increased the seats per flight by 40%. That leaves t...

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by eaa3
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?
Replies: 46
Views: 5961

Re: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?

lavalampluva wrote:
FI as well as WW are trimming the waste. They are shrinking as fast as they expanded.


Icelandair is growing quite considerably between years. They've just increased ORD to double daily next summer, this week.

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by eaa3
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair pulling out of DFW
Replies: 59
Views: 10009

Re: Icelandair pulling out of DFW

Is anybody else a little skeptical that this may just be a system/filing error or maybe an equipment change (maybe an upgauge to 767 now that WOW is collapsing and off the route)? The flights have been bookable for year-round service, well into the summer next year, and suddenly all flights after n...

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by eaa3
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 185798

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Results for the first 9 months of 2018 have (surprisingly) been made public: https://wowair.is/investors/media/ "Total loss for the period was USD 33.6 million compared to USD 13.5 million loss for the same period last year." Yep. Revenue increased 31%, cost increased a whopping 49%! If t...

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by eaa3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 185798

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

mjoelnir wrote:
I counted 8 WOW frames leaving Keflavík this morning, including the one A330.


All flying to their European destinations and returning this afternoon.

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by eaa3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 135132

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Looks like a WN 737 and WW 321’s winglets collided at the E gates a short bit ago. A nice little FU to WOW before they leave us for good I guess..... Wonder what the plan is for all the pax who were supposed to go to KEF tonight, do they even have a spare bird to send here? I'm guessing several con...

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by eaa3
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 163325

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

You may be just fine on FL, but many business folks will not be taking a carrier that with any operational problems will misconnect and always be at least a day late with no options for rerouting on the carrier. With UA,DL,AA you will have many options from all over Europe. Last winer I had a fligh...

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by eaa3
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2018 Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2018 Loads

Does anyone have an idea of the load factors of the AA flight to KEF? It would be an interesting comparison given the different business models of the flights.

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by eaa3
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair also in trouble?
Replies: 40
Views: 12670

Re: Icelandair also in trouble?

Overbuying of aircraft in the first place. They knew WW was dropping big time capacity the whole time. They should have been more conservative with their fleet plans, 757 or not. Icelandair is one of the most conservative airlines in the world when it comes to fleet matters. It has very little debt...

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by eaa3
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair also in trouble?
Replies: 40
Views: 12670

Re: Icelandair also in trouble?

As usual.... did a search.... did not see this posted yet, so here goes.... Several Nordic media are reporting on this after Icelandair has published an official notice to the stock markets. "Icelandair Group initiates discussions with bondholders" Here's their message: https://globenewsw...

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by eaa3
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 21710

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

That is a bad deal for WoW. I agree with the Air Berlin analogy... They should have sold the company. Lightsaber Does anybody know the implied default risk in a 9% rate? It depends on in what currency the bonds are. The 1 day lending rate at the Iceland central bank is 6 % and for 7 days or longer ...

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by eaa3
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 163325

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Cleveland.com has an article with some nice background and quotes from the carrier. https://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2018/09/icelandair_cancels_winter_flig.html. How Frontier-esque. On July 31st Icelandair extended it's schedule to include year round CLE service, and PD wrote about it, no...

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by eaa3
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 147724

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Why is LHR cancelled today?

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by eaa3
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 30869

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

It seems CLE's status was unclear. Nobody from FI is correcting this article so maybe winter operations were in doubt. Needless to say this isn't the case anymore. Yeah my take is that it was a conditional year-round service, if CLE met its marks (which it appears to have done) the year-round servi...

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by eaa3
Sat May 26, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 6270

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Aircraft that do layovers in the US/Canada are catered at the outstation. Only aircraft that return to Iceland right away are backcatered.

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by eaa3
Thu May 10, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi: Cancelled 30 Jan 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 23220

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

I'm interested to see the full scope of Wow's ambitions - they say "Asia" not just India. U.S. East Coast - Interior China has good circuitry over KEF: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=nyc-ctu,+nyc-kef-ctu&MS=wls&MX=540x540&PM=* KEF is a more efficient connecting point to India than...

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by eaa3
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 13398

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

But they aren't making a hub, both WW and FI already have their superhubs in KEF. WW is just adding some flights. I'm aware but the question is how risky it is to have a hub model of two operators with (soon) 35 aircraft each there under the current cirmustances (besides the booming traffic of othe...

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by eaa3
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 19733

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

This is totally insane, their losses grow faster than their traffic but they are still pushing more gas to pedal. They already told that their losses are about 2600 million NOK at Q1 and I think that H1 losses will be over 4000 million NOK. Their plan is to replicate Amazon: grab market share in a ...

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by eaa3
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18567

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

On a related subject, can someone provide the fuel burn figures for the A321NEO?

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by eaa3
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 31393

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Been looking at flights to Paris for the airshow in June 2019. I think they are only out about a year on Icelandairs site. But they are listing the 737-8 Max on the MSP-->KEF route. I was saddened to not see the 757 on this route. The 757 will be on there as well. It’s at 11 flights per week. On no...

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by eaa3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where has WOW deployed its A321neos?
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: Where has WOW deployed its A321neos?

They’ve done a lot of ORD. Apart from that, they’re occasionally deoployed on MIA, SFO, LAX, TLV and will be this summer on STL. Otherwise, it’s just random stuff that doesn’t require the range.

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by eaa3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 44039

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Perhaps now you understand better what I am talking about you are cargo culting here. What do you not understand about not enough payload left ( for cargo, fish ) after you have loaded pax and their bags for a 4000nm flight? you could have the hold of a beluga available and you still would not be a...

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by eaa3
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 12562

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

RE: 4 BOS-KEF on Icelandair I haven't looked or bothered to try to find, but what is the breakdown of the departures here, and are they on the Max or all 757? In attending Icelandair Waves in 2016 I know in talking with some of the folks from IceAir that BOS was still their top market out of the U....

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