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by Summa767
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia postpones A350 deployment on the MAD-BOG route
Replies: 30
Views: 7575

Re: Iberia postpones A350 deployment on the MAD-BOG route

Those sound like recommendations made for better performance of the airport , not a restriction for the A350 to operate . Besides , the A350-900 and 1000 where in bogota doing touch and go s with no problem . What hangar are we talking about ? Do you have the source for this arguments ? Yes I do. C...

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by Summa767
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 24853

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

Good on Condor in freeing itself from the shackles of Thomas Cook. May it prosper.

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by Summa767
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1241
Views: 177108

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The big exchange rate hit happened in May 2016 immediately after the brexit vote, this would have shown up in their accounts two years ago, not now. . The big exchange happened in June 23rd 2016. The British Pound has not recovered since. In fact it remains levels not seen since decades bs the US$....

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by Summa767
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1241
Views: 177108

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

What’s the fake tweet still doing up? Please delete.

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by Summa767
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1241
Views: 177108

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

OA260 wrote:
Flight Radar showing some weird movements


Such as..

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by Summa767
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1241
Views: 177108

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I would guess if the meeting does not go as planned, it will be curtains at midnight tomorrow, perhaps earlier as the CAA are on alert. I imagine that if the outcome of the 9 am meeting ends without a positive way forward, then closure would not wait till midnight. However, the government is under ...

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by Summa767
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 29157

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

LHR-BOG is likely at some point.
In the last few days I read that this was on the cards from a Panamanian source.
In an earlier post, somebody mentioned
Panama..
Ir could always be a triangular route as TK’s service -uncompetitive though it is to have a stop.

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by Summa767
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24281

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

First victim for UK aviation to Brexit? Monarch was the first one. 2 main reasons given: -Increse in their costs due to the Brexit result induced slump of the Pound which dropped (and remains) decades low vs the US Dollar (and oil is priced in dollars) Higher costs in their European stations but fa...

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by Summa767
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24281

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

Let’s dial the hysteria back a tad, we’re all still waiting for Osbourne’s punishment budget! It is darter flippant and arrogant to brush off Brexit as a main factor in flybmi’s demise. I agree that the Brexit forecasts were far too alarmist in the timescale of the negative outcomes; but the IMF wa...

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by Summa767
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24281

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

FlapsOne wrote:

It’s also funny how people like you can’t have a discussion without lowering themselves to personal attacks.


Please quote my “personal attack”.
In any case, there is little to debate. The airline has shut down. The reasons for its downfall are explained in the statement.

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by Summa767
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24281

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

jomur wrote:

Far too easy nowadays to blame Brexit.....


Have you even bothered to read the statement? Or do you have your own “alternative facts”?

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by Summa767
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24281

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

The statement by flybmi is quite candid in its explanation about how Brexit has proven to be its downfall.

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by Summa767
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7700

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

If the new airport keeps losing flights like that, it's only a matter of time before someone pops up the idea of closing the new airport and reopening the old one. I agree that the old airport is in a much better geographical location, right at the coast. That's where the passengers flying there wa...

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by Summa767
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7700

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

Hopefully it will boost tourism in the area. Well worth a visit I was there a few months ago. Sadly it's doing exactly the opposite. Whereas the airport that closed was very popular and had been growing for 27 month on the run, and had acquired new destinations, including Frankfurt International an...

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by Summa767
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to launch Medellín
Replies: 35
Views: 4953

Re: Air Europa to launch Medellín

This could lead to endless "likes & dislikes" discussion... but I have my concerns about a large amount of the frequent business pax Colombia-Madrid preferring UX over IB and especially AV. While I can admit the A346 for airplane lovers like us is a treasure, for many people could fee...

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by Summa767
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to launch Medellín
Replies: 35
Views: 4953

Re: Air Europa to launch Medellín

Do you see IB increasing frequencies on the Medellin route before serving former markets like Cordoba? Well, let's see. the UX incursion in MDE may mean a delay in any increase in frequencies to MDE by IB. They might choose to attack elsewhere either with new markets or on the likes of COR where IB...

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by Summa767
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to launch Medellín
Replies: 35
Views: 4953

Re: Air Europa to launch Medellín

Funny: BOG-Madrid: 38xw BOG-rest of Europe: 38xw Insane that Madrid has the same number of weekly flights from Bogotá than the rest of Europe combined! And Colombia-Madrid has more PAX than the rest of Colombia-Europe. Understandable as out of the 35 current weekly BOG-MAD (38 from July), 60% are o...

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by Summa767
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to launch Medellín
Replies: 35
Views: 4953

Re: Air Europa to launch Medellín

At this point, IB has a severe lack of planes. Insight the company, are rumours, that a WB order is possible to come soon. But, at this point are just rumours. IB is in the process of receiving A350s. 2 arrived in recent months and 4 will join in 2019. It won't dispose of A346s as A350s arrive and ...

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by Summa767
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70481

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Neither you or I knows what was said in the Police Station interview rooms, other than it led to the conclusion these two were not involved. Investigations are often about eliminating suspects, getting the perps right away happens far less than many probably believe. I don't need to know what what ...

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by Summa767
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70481

Re: Gatwick drone closures

You know where they went wrong? They didn't ask you for your expertise on this of course! No doubt you can cite a similar event at a major international airport elsewhere,at a very busy time, with deliberate disruption by drones. . I can understand that as an unprecedented act, there was disruption...

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by Summa767
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70481

Re: Gatwick drone closures

So the shambles continues.
What humiliation for the British Police and authorities. The decline in standing and respect suffererd in these last couple of years, topped by this incident.
It’s almost painful to witness.

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by Summa767
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7700

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

I said the new airport could handle more traffic. If BA and EI decide not to use it, that is their choice, but they are all very much welcome to use it. I am sure that BA, EI and others are also very welcome to fly to Castellón, Lleida, Ciudad Real and others, but after the whole history of Spain a...

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by Summa767
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7700

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

Yeah, there are some airports that are a bit of a waste (Castellón and León come to mind here), but Murcia is a heavily used airport to an area that has poor rail connections to the rest of the country and would be quite far from Madrid regardless. Yeah, Ciudad Real was a mess, but that was private...

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by Summa767
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15421

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Another announcement from Iberia today.. For the summer season 2019, IB will increase its frequencies to LIM by 3 to be operated in A340-600s aircraft. At the start of the summer 2019 season HAV and JNB will change operating aircraft to A330-300 from A330-200. This means addition of Economy Premium ...

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by Summa767
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15421

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

The only logical addition IMO would be Canarias because of the back-track (LatAm - MAD - LPA/TFN). But that would be need something more creative, like narrow-body planes that could reach Canarias from Colombia, or something like Norwegian which had talked about opening a base there to connect to t...

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by Summa767
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca adding additional Bogota - Miami and Bogota - New York flights in Winter 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Avianca adding additional Bogota - Miami and Bogota - New York flights in Winter 2018

BOG-MAD also going to 3 daily (up one weekly frequency at the expense of Cali-Madrid that goes down to 6 weekly. At the pace BOG-MAD keeps adding new flights (I think IB is also adding some new frequencies), Bogotá is likely to become the busiest LatAm route from Madrid (which is quite a lot to say...

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by Summa767
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca adding additional Bogota - Miami and Bogota - New York flights in Winter 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Avianca adding additional Bogota - Miami and Bogota - New York flights in Winter 2018

BOG-MAD also going to 3 daily (up one weekly frequency at the expense of Cali-Madrid that goes down to 6 weekly. Avianca is really tightening the cogs on its BOG hub. It's clearly working in attracting and distributing traffic from the region on top of its significant domestic feed. I understand tha...

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by Summa767
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15421

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Avianca has up to 3 DAILY flights on the BOG-MAD route. All scattered throughout the day in excellent timing and all operated by top-notch 787s with an excellent hard product onboard. Tough to compete with that, and with Air Europa's daily 787 frequency on top of it. The choice of frequencies is de...

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by Summa767
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15421

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Rare to see they are not increasing BOG. They are way behind Avianca, and if UX opens CTG, IB will be short there. Rare to see they are not increasing BOG. They are way behind Avianca, and if UX opens CTG, IB will be short there. I believe that the bilateral between Colombia and Spain does not allo...

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by Summa767
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15421

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

[ I don't see how the A350-900 should be better to deal with strong winds than the A340-600, I guess they're going to review their ops guidance so the alternative airport is used if wind is over a certain threshold. . That is assuming that the cause of the latest incident is due to the wind alone. ...

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by Summa767
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15421

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

I'd imagine once they have the 3rd and 4th frames in house we will find out which station in Latin America will be the first one to see the A359 - I'd imagine it'll be either EZE or MEX, as they are the 2 top stations both in terms of frequency and volume.. I assume that it will be EZE, or even LIM...

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by Summa767
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15421

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Will Iberia increase its services to BOG? There were rumors that it was going to increase the route from 7 weekly frequencies to 10 all operated with the Airbus A340-600 More than rumours. It was stated by Iberia's CEO. There was a formal application by Iberia to the relevant Spanish authorities: h...

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by Summa767
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 31
Views: 5174

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

The main contributor to the negative or weak numbers is the drop in UK traffic. I just did a quick comparison of UK passengers to Spanish airports for June and July vs the same months the year before: A 6.22% drop in July for all Spanish airports that followed a 2.9% drop in June. The most affected ...

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by Summa767
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIva Air Peru requests authority for international services
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: VIva Air Peru requests authority for international services

Some of these routes will happen sooner than others.
I expect LIM-MDE to be top of the list. Even though AV and LA are both on the route, fares are still too expensive.
Also, Viva would help nurture more point to point traffic when AV and LA have a high proportion of connecting traffic.

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by Summa767
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019

I am glad to see that KL persevered with service to Colombia even if it had to switch one of the points in the triangle. It’s good news for Colombian Caribbean and food news for the AF-KL group that had been left behind in market share. AF is due to change aircraft type from A343 to B789 in the comi...

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by Summa767
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 35
Views: 4471

Re: Colombian Aviation news

I suppose this thread is the best place to ask a few questions about what's going on in Colombia. 1) Is Viva Colombia shrinking? I've noticed that they have suspended service to CLO, CUC, LET, and UIO. I'm under the impression that the LCC concept hasn't caught on in Colombia. On youtube there are ...

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by Summa767
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 4055

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

Will it be nonstop to CDG? The 789 must take quite the a weight penalty then. KL flies via CTG on the way back for a reason... It must be noted that there is a new schedule that goes with changing the aircraft type for the route. Traditionally AF has departed BOG atvaround 6pm and has recently put ...

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by Summa767
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 4055

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

Will it be nonstop to CDG? The 789 must take quite the a weight penalty then. KL flies via CTG on the way back for a reason... It must be noted that there is a new schedule that goes with changing the aircraft type for the route. Traditionally AF has departed BOG atvaround 6pm and has recently put ...

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by Summa767
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68487

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

holcakker wrote:
First Qatar 320s are on their way to London.


And 2 to on their way to Birmingham at this time.
Another 2 on the way to LGW. One more with no indicated destination.

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by Summa767
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 68487

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

This may or may not be of relevance, but Monarch's flight information page lists 2 flights as "diverted". These are ZB1163 From Larnaca to BHX and ZB751 From Dalaman to LGW. They are actually in mid flight and still showing their intended destination on Flightradar24 so could just be a mis...

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by Summa767
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency services delay @ PTY, pax dies waiting for assistance on board
Replies: 25
Views: 6277

Re: Emergency services delay @ PTY, pax dies waiting for assistance on board

Does AR carry defibrillators onboard its aircraft, and the A330s in particular, and if so, was this used onboard? That might be the most critical issue. Why, you have a diagnosis of this gentleman who died? I mean, you are sure he didn't suffer from a stroke, a ruptured aorta aneurysm, hypoglycaemi...

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by Summa767
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency services delay @ PTY, pax dies waiting for assistance on board
Replies: 25
Views: 6277

Re: Emergency services delay @ PTY, pax dies waiting for assistance on board

Does AR carry defibrillators onboard its aircraft, and the A330s in particular, and if so, was this used onboard?
That might be the most critical issue.

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by Summa767
Sat May 27, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29002

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

ZeeZoo wrote:
Nope, looks like BA are flying. Just saw the LHR - DEL BA 787 climbing.


Flights that were already boarded will continue -of course! But watch as the BA's take off become even fewer and further between over the next few minutes -and so for hours.
What a mess -it's like Brexit's come early.

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by Summa767
Sat May 27, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29002

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

Why are non BA ops at LHR and LGW affected? I imagine that it's simply that at LHR and LGW trying to deal with the volume of passengers affected is just too complicated -and it's easier to cancel the lot of flights and tell people to go home or sort out a change of itinerary by themselves (when sys...

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by Summa767
Mon May 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6285

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

It was a question of time - The British currency fell against the US dollar to a 30 year low and is still below that level. That translates into higher costs for people and companies that have a downstream effect. That is actually a good thing, not a bad thing! It encourages manufacturing in the UK...

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by Summa767
Sun May 07, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6285

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Yes. It's just terrible. End of the world stuff. All these airlines adding routes, aircraft. Not one has been removed. But we know the rules: anything good, it's because we are still in. Anything bad, it's because we are leaving (ignoring the fact that we are still in EU). Spain grew 0.8%. Followin...

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by Summa767
Sun May 07, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6285

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Brexit is hideously bad right? It seems absolutely fine from where I'm sitting. There is nothing to see for it has not actually happened. Yes, inflation is rising due to the drop in the currency -but business has continued as usual. If anything the nationalistic illusions among the many that voted ...

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by Summa767
Sun May 07, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6285

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Not much to read from the traffic figures. A lot more leisure capacity, especially on shorter routes (i,e, less Sharm El Sheik, more ALC). April will no doubt show a pronounced increase in passenger numbers overall -but that is not necessarily representative of the economy. But the economic figures...

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by Summa767
Sat May 06, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 6285

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

Not much to read from the traffic figures. A lot more leisure capacity, especially on shorter routes (i,e, less Sharm El Sheik, more ALC). April will no doubt show a pronounced increase in passenger numbers overall -but that is not necessarily representative of the economy. But the economic figures ...

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by Summa767
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold
Replies: 114
Views: 26277

Re: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold

AF have been making an en-route stop on the way between Bogotá and Paris quite on quite a few ocadsions of late. It has been mostly in Point a Pitre, Guadalupe; but today it's Lisbon. Interesting to see how as AF is approaching LIS, to the north you see another A340 coming from BOG, with the same e...

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