Deadline to submit proposed business plan by Ferrovie dello Stato, Delta and infrastructure group Atlantia pushed to Oct 15th. Italy postpones deadline for Alitalia rescue plan to October 15 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alitalia-rescue/italy-postpones-deadline-for-alitalia-rescue-plan-to-octob...Jump to post
Virgin Australia also seeks Haneda slot.
Per @airlineroute HKG-SFO capacity will be reduced with 2 of 3 daily flights op with A359 instead of 77W effective 27 October. About 10% reduction in seats.
https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 6203765761
As demand to Hong Kong crumbles, HX is taking steps in reducing capacity through the end of the year. Poor fortune for the airline already having financial troubles. Hong Kong Airlines to reduce number of flights as protests take toll on carriers https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/...Jump to post
Always found the JAL seat product is quite nice (so is similar ANA one). No great need to change it.Jump to post
Government approves Air Premia business plan paving the way to obtaining AOC.
Company targeting September 2020 first flight. Planned markets are U.S., Canada and Vietnam.
Gov't approves Air Premia's revised business plan
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2 ... 75612.html
Some photos of ongoing work https://www.varesenews.it/photogallery_new/images/2019/09/lavori-linate-settembre-2019-756924.jpg https://www.varesenews.it/photogallery_new/images/2019/09/lavori-linate-settembre-2019-756924.jpg https://www.varesenews.it/photogallery_new/images/2019/09/lavori-linate-sett...Jump to post
Pretty simple. When BKK opened, DMK closed. Very soon however operational and safety problems, along with crowding and high cost for airlines created pressure to reopen DMK. Within 6 months DMK was reopened for domestic services. Eventually Thai government actually encouraged LCCs, domestic and char...Jump to post
it looks like the current terminal has about ~45 gates, how many does the new one have? the new one looks like less gates =/? Gates are typically the (other than runway capacity) largest constraint to growth, do they have plans to expand the new terminal to the east and west w/ more gates. MSY is n...Jump to post
it looks like the current terminal has about ~45 gates, how many does the new one have? the new one looks like less gates =/? Gates are typically the (other than runway capacity) largest constraint to growth, do they have plans to expand the new terminal to the east and west w/ more gates. MSY is no...Jump to post
Japan - Turkey sign updated bilateral with rights for Haneda.
Besides previously posted cuts, per routesonline.
CX reducing FRA and CDG services.
KA reductions to Beijing, Medan and Haneda
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-11sep19/
I guess with Skytrax out of the picture, Turkish Airlines instead named 2020 5-Star Global Airline by the APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) at event in Los Angeles. https://turkishairlines.ssl.cdn.sdlmedia.com/637037202282844400VE.jpg https://www.arabianaerospace.aero/turkish-airlines-...Jump to post
In another thread about CX cutting capacity, Hong Kong officials state visitor arrivals plunged 40% in August and similar was expected for September.
Any guesses if the 2nd SFO-HKG even launches? Seems like it might not be needed with the market falling off the cliff so fast.
I think you guys are confused. Things like codesharing, interline, prorate agreements are possible to China, however, the deeper combined revenue sharing, capacity allocation, metal neutral flying, and such is not allowed yet with China as its not an open-skies market. This has held back U.S. airlin...Jump to post
Effective May 16, 2020
5 x weekly MoTuThSaSu
LH472 FRA-YOW 1345-1605
LH473 YOW-FRA 1750-0715
https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/eng ... acd9351690
People can opt to fly to the other convenient, reliable airports in the region. Doing so during this period means one would avoid the specific delays, and doing so other times would encourage airlines to offer more service there. Everyone wants to fly to SFO though, regardless of whether or not SJC...Jump to post
Per thread from 2 months ago they had acquired following route rights so far at the time: Okinawa (OKA) Osaka (KIX) Fukuoka (FUK) Sendai (SDJ) Sapporo (CTS) Hakodate (HKD) Nagoya (NGO) Tokyo Narita (NRT) Bangkok (BKK) Chiang Mai (CNX) Phuket (HKT) Macau (MFM) Da Nang (DAD) Van Don (VDO) Nha Trang (C...Jump to post
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob says he may replace the Thai Airways International board due to "underperformance." TG lost 13.5 billion baht (US$440mil) over the last year and accumulated losses of whopping 245bil baht (US$8.0bil). Saksayam mulls Thai Airways board change https://www...Jump to post
Per Eurocontrol, interesting image of traffic flow over Istanbul region.
SQ also previously serviced Vienna but terminated services.
One thing to consider for SQ is that Vienna is market included in the LH-SQ joint-venture, so likely LH prefers to connect clients over FRA/MUC.
Seems investors continue pumping money in
Air Premia (South Korea) receives further interest from investors, who have signed on to inject funds into the startup to more than $165 million.
Besides nationalizing the airline, Kenya looking at adapting its AFKL partnership to make less exclusive. Time will tell if it really matters, or simply moving chairs around on a troubles ship. Kenya Airways Plc is looking to renegotiate a 24-year long partnership with Air France-KLM to gain more co...Jump to post
Those are all longish enough flights that people can take a nap and sleep. Light flooding into the cabin is a major annoyance.Jump to post
Reported Asiana reducing its LHR frequencies to 5x weekly effective October 28, and leased the 2x weekly slots to Kuwait Airways https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/08/30/asiana-cuts-flight-frequency-at-london-heathrow/ Seems Kuwait-London will see quite some capacity growth with ...Jump to post
Shame how environmental taxes drive flight away, simply across the border which obviously hurts economic activity in Sweden for benefit of Denmark with zero benefit environmentally. Actually might be worse as I believe Sweden-LA market is larger than Denmark-LA so the Swedes must now take an additio...Jump to post
I guess countries like New Zealand, Switzerland missed out again. The ANA-JAL split seems pretty good. Suppose we will see JAL transfer its Helsinki service to HND. Wonder where in Italy ANA will go - MXP or FCO? They currently codeshare with AZ to both The India 0.5 for each far from ideal. Where i...Jump to post
First scheduled service today. Tokyo-Fukuoka https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDY1nFXUEAAn8gY?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDY1nFXUEAAn8gY?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDZ0O82U4AAzWOt?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDZ0O82U4AAzWOt?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDWwT3Y...Jump to post
"technical fault being investigated" per a Turkish aviaton site.Jump to post
Also this may sound stupid but why are the ULD containers a concern for Africa flights? Not have to worry about the availability of loading equipment at the station. 737 can be hand loaded using an ancient belt loader. Finding able-bodied staff likely far easier than ensuring operable loading equip...Jump to post
Since 1960s, Canada has had laws which are meant to ensure French and English are given equal status. Air Canada being former crown corporation is subject to such law and must provide service of equal quality in both English and French. Air Canada has been ordered to pay a French-speaking couple 21,...Jump to post
Seems the house of cards is about to collapse after years of ongoing losses. Mexican airline Interjet is in “technical bankruptcy” and at risk of collapse, according to its finance chief, following an order to start paying off nearly $30 million in back taxes. Interjet beat back an attempt by author...Jump to post
The entire planning process in Thailand is a mess. A good example is the legality of a luxury mall under development for 5-years adjacent to airport that is scheduled to open on Saturday now all of a sudden being questioned. https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1737615/interior-ministry-probing-lega...Jump to post
Look who is in town meeting with the prime minister
Controversy continues in Thailand about the development of an additional terminal at BKK Suvarnabhumi. While the airport had an established masterplan that called for the development of a Terminal-2 and satellite wings, it seems this was ignored and the airport operator (AoT) drew up plans for a new...Jump to post
Who decides what's questionable? Which of your favourite activities are you OK with your employer regulating? Which sports team you support? Your choice of vehicle? Who your friends or family are? Also, "so called personal time"? Really? What are we? Slaves? My work contract entitles my e...Jump to post
Interjet needs to first figure out its place in the market. Its essentially earns ULCC revenues but tried to do so with more spacious network carrier like 150 seat A320s while competitors like Volaris and Viva Aerobus pack in 186. The airline has muddled along for years and yet has been unwilling to...Jump to post
Looks like the revolving door at GA corporate offices will continue as the company languishes in red ink. JAKARTA -- Pressure is growing on national carrier Garuda Indonesia to dump its third chief executive in as many years as the airline has been left reeling from a bookkeeping scandal and stalled...Jump to post
More money pumped in to keep airline afloat.. Struggling Malaysia Airlines Receives New Capital Injection https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/khazanah-injects-us-72-million-in-malaysia-airlines-11822720 Per statement, state-owned Malaysia Airlines has received RM300 million ($71 million) o...Jump to post
I would not oppose Mexico gaining a national carrier. Unfortunately AeroMexico has largely become Delta South, so why not form a new national carrier using the historic and to many beloved Mexicana brand.Jump to post
The UK and US already have a post Brexit air service agreement ready to go. It was announced last November.
https://www.state.gov/u-s-uk-air-transp ... r-28-2018/
Good timing with Turkish Airlines sponsoring Argentinian team River Plata as they head into the Copa Libertadores semi finals.
High Court extends injunction on protests at Hong Kong International Airport ahead of a fresh round of planned protest dubbed "stress test" to disrupt operations starting Saturday. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3024017/court-extends-injunction-protests-hong-kong-airp...Jump to post
Per aviationwire.jp, for U.S services both ANA and JAL are alotted 6 frequencies each. That means ANA will have 7.5 frequencies to use for other markets, while JAL will have 5.5Jump to post
Seems there must have been a real concerted effort involving many to falsify. Clearly was not an innocent failure to deliver or bunch of random delays.Jump to post