Virgin are part of worldwide by easyJet . Could we see delta joining this ?Jump to post
The problem is with companies like ba and Ryanair, is that while they have made record profits the last few years but have not passed it on to the people that made it . Now Ryanair is one of the largest airlines in Europe they should have some of the best t and c . They are way behind in many ways ....Jump to post
This is blustering and down to union negotiations . It is worth noting that Ryanair pilots are balloting for strike . This action is bullying punishing . Ryanair pilots still don’t have basic benefits that most uk pilots enjoy . If they close bases routes etc I’m sure those slots will be easily fill...Jump to post
Always thought these aircraft would suit going to military use . Would be good as a tanker / awacs . Think as an acmi will be fine while spares are available . Don’t think fuel burn will be an issue . Looking forward to seeing these great looking aircraft for a while longerJump to post
I think we are getting off topic by spending too much time talking about the cert issues . There’s already a thread for that . If it doesn’t fly again ba will get a good deal on what replaces it anyway . They are in no hurry to get these planes . At the end of the day they are prob going to reap rew...Jump to post
Have heard a rumour that a lot of future slots had been pre allocated . Amongst others that easyJet had Been offered some . Maybe a deal could de done so that a code share could be agreed on some routesJump to post
It does raise the question carriers like easyJet and Ryanair have changed a lot from their original blueprint . Ryanair now operates four brand airlines as well as holiday section . EasyJet is also branching out with a re launch of its holiday arm . how Are these carriers going to change in the next...Jump to post
What is standard config for a 321 210 seats? I can see certain places being able to do with their brand presence from Gatwick such as Florida and Caribbean doing ok . Average sector lengths have grown over the years but possible destinations outside of what they do now seems to be like a big jump in...Jump to post
I saw this article which was quite interesting on the possibilities of easyJet if they ordered the xlr . Would they be able to operate these kind of routes profitably?
Sounds like a break up is probable . I’m sure if the sale of airlines include a number of seats on key routes as part of the deal it would go through . As long as the competition agrees with Lh taking over condorJump to post
Pax trying to breach the flight deck is the red line on caa categories . As soon as this was told to atc the highest level of response would have been put in place . As stated the typhoons are there if culprit breaches flight deck and takes control to shoot it down/ escort if needed . Hopefully this...Jump to post
Any more announcements being made today/ tomorrow or are we all done for Paris ?Jump to post
Still don’t understand why French crews can’t be on local contracts while airline is in Ireland . French easy crews were flying uk reg planes (now Austrian ) so why change to Malta? Are fence based aircraft going to be called Malta air ? Or are they flying Ryanair branded aircraft? Are Ryanair’s aff...Jump to post
I wonder whether in the future if setlios or Ryan family sells up would change things a lot. I think consolidation will happen as markets become over saturated. Airlines can not keep expanding at the same rate . What we’re seeing now is having to purchase airlines to expand . It will be interesting ...Jump to post
I think the A220 will be great . It will be worth having and maybe they will expand citflyer services out of Lcy and also put city flyer ba brand to the regionsJump to post
Does anyone know when the results eg preferred bidders etc will be announced ?Jump to post
Yes but in the winter it’s not that hot there. Probably 20 degrees . Lots of people from UK especially head to warmer places . Caribbean Dubai etc . This is not that far away and unlike Cape Verde has sandy beaches and is fairly green . It’s also got a fair bit of wildlife . It’s also quite cheap so...Jump to post
I’m surprised Banjul isn’t more popular with Europeans looking for winter sun. It’s weather from Oct to March looks pretty decent with temps in the low 30 c . I wonder if we will see more tourism coming here especially from the he uk which is seeing a rise in non eu travel . Also in addition to tc w...Jump to post
Yes it’s a private equity firm . Hopefully more successful for they employees than greybulls efforts with monarchJump to post
With the 797 possibly being pushed back might be enough . It’s a shame airbus didn’t have enough resources to redo the a330 as clean sheet composite aircraft to counter 787. Maybe with the demise of the a380 we can see resources pushed in this direction . Ideally a range with 320 321 322 and then 33...Jump to post
Yes I do hence the large airbus order also if you read previous posts I mention the private equity company quite a few timesJump to post
Not just the aircraft but like a lot of firms some high staff costs as well to inherit .
Although if indigo gets it I’m sure there will be suddenly a lot of new a321neo aircraft on their way
I think what we will see after the airline sale is a slimming down . Store closures and a move to a more online presence . By not having an airline they will be able to hopefully control costs more effectively. One solution might be that Fosun who cannot buy more than 49 percent of the airline goes ...Jump to post
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-7046573/amp/STOCKWATCH-Thomas-Cook-takeover-talk-Pokemon-boosts-London-firms.html Was the article as people say there are tricky rules however I wouldn’t be surprised either as business do tend to break them . Also more often...Jump to post
Saw an interesting article saying that the news by citi wiped 40% off tc groups value might be some underhand move . The company fosun which is touted as taking over the travel arm have strong links to citi banks Asia branch . The move by citi just made the take over 140 million cheaper !Jump to post
The fact remains that tc is still a great brand with lots of loyal customers . I’m sure with the right investment and restructure this company can be turned roundJump to post
The question is how much is it worth easyJet or Ryanair buying tc UK to stop wizz expanding is another question .
Also if the aviation sector is possibly about to encounter weak economy/ recession and poor exchange rates and rising fuel prices . Is taking on such capacity a huge risk ?
Do mean the UK airline or the whole holiday UK business ?
If I was then I would keep separate and merge wizz UK into same AOC . It’s still a strong brand in the uk . They could even sell flights on different brand websites . This would quadruple their UK interests .
That’s not going to help them at all . I think if tc isn’t sold off the whole group could struggle this winter . If these sales go through especially the fosun deal could be worth buying shares !Jump to post
Air Berlin niki ? That was carved up by Lufthansa easyJet and RyanairJump to post
The big question are they going to get more money or favour a sale of the whole or is it more likely to be split and sold separatelyJump to post
In one source says multiple bids for part and whole of airline . We know Lufthansa and virgin have bid for definite . I guess after share holder meeting we’ll find out who the others are . I imagine indigo is in the mixJump to post
Also worth noting that after this incident airbus promptly came up with a training remedy . All crews in sims (certainly in Europe anyway ) were trained in this scenario . Unfortunately due to the fact that there aren’t that many max sims this can’t be done . I do not feel that a 10 minute iPad sess...Jump to post
If easyJet could move into Frankfurt that would be good for them . I also think Lufthansa would rather easyJet than wizz or Ryanair . Has anyone shown any interest in the Scandinavian op or the pmi operation ?Jump to post
How many short haul jets have condor got ?
I wonder whether a deal with easyJet where they split it might be an option .
Weren’t air transat for sale ? Saw a thread on it somewhere on hereJump to post
I think it unlikely that the airlines will be sold together. Also I do not see the airline as a brand surviving .Jump to post
There’s been no public sign of easy being interested . It would make sense though now they are not going in to Alitalia with delta . They have the resources spare .Jump to post