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by mercure1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247490

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

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...

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 11378

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 6203765761
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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

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines to further reduce capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Hong Kong Airlines to further reduce capacity

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/...

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 31
Views: 6680

Re: JAL reveals updates 77W business class product

Always found the JAL seat product is quite nice (so is similar ANA one). No great need to change it.

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 85
Views: 19681

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2 ... 75612.html
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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

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2973

Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

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...

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai govt ask for airlines to utilize more widebodies at Bangkok DMK
Replies: 40
Views: 7844

Re: Thai govt ask for airlines to utilize more widebodies at Bangkok DMK

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...

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by mercure1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1051
Views: 125092

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mercure1
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1051
Views: 125092

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 11378

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-11sep19/
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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/

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12092

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

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-...

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21834

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

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.

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 11378

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Besides those cancelling visits to HKG, I bet many(especially business clients) are avoiding booking CX entirely as transiting HKG airport is a gamble.

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8330

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

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...

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19718

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Out of curiosity where does SFO rank in the U.S. for ontime performance normally? I know many U.S eastcoast airports have miserable performance also.

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8330

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

AA/JL have a smaller footprint to the U.S than NH/UA. Walking away and reducing NRT flying simply hands even more of market to UA/NH. Not sure that is beneficial for AA/JL.

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa launch service to Ottowa
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Lufthansa launch service to Ottowa

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/eng ... acd9351690
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Effective May 16, 2020

5 x weekly MoTuThSaSu

LH472 FRA-YOW 1345-1605
LH473 YOW-FRA 1750-0715

A343

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/eng ... acd9351690

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19718

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

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...

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14416

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

5th freedom = vestige from a very different industry

Push is for ever more nonstops. 1-stops and 5th freedom don't make much sense in most cases anymore.

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux announces first flight date and routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3090

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

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...

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai government may fire the TG board due to underperformance
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

Thai government may fire the TG board due to underperformance

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...

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12092

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

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Per Eurocontrol, interesting image of traffic flow over Istanbul region.

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by mercure1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no direct flight between Singapore and Vienna?
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: Why no direct flight between Singapore and Vienna?

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.

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by mercure1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 85
Views: 19681

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

http://lease-works.com
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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.

http://lease-works.com

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From AF-KL Partnership
Replies: 13
Views: 3379

Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From AF-KL Partnership

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...

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Royal Jordanian forcing passengers to close window blinds on medium haul daytime flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1664

Re: Royal Jordanian forcing passengers to close window blinds on medium haul daytime flights

Those are all longish enough flights that people can take a nap and sleep. Light flooding into the cabin is a major annoyance.

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by mercure1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 4035

Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways

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 ...

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by mercure1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8342

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

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...

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27539

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

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...

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by mercure1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 172
Views: 7879

Re: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

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...

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by mercure1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 31-Aug-2019: Bad day for Turkish Airlines on new Istanbul Airport, two incidents.
Replies: 11
Views: 4902

Re: 31-Aug-2019: Bad day for Turkish Airlines on new Istanbul Airport, two incidents.

"technical fault being investigated" per a Turkish aviaton site.

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by mercure1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 6138

Re: TK and the B737-900ER - Why that specific choice?

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...

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by mercure1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18375

Air Canada fined for not using French language

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,...

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by mercure1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale
Replies: 37
Views: 6964

Interjet CFO “technically bankrupt” at risk of collapse

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...

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by mercure1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BKK Suvarnabhumi terminal "won't benefit users"
Replies: 12
Views: 3168

Re: New BKK Suvarnabhumi terminal "won't benefit users"

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...

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by mercure1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 160
Views: 34196

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

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Look who is in town meeting with the prime minister

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by mercure1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BKK Suvarnabhumi terminal "won't benefit users"
Replies: 12
Views: 3168

New BKK Suvarnabhumi terminal "won't benefit users"

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...

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by mercure1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CX and other companies fighting social media
Replies: 33
Views: 1582

Re: CX and other companies fighting social media

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...

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by mercure1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale
Replies: 37
Views: 6964

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

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...

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by mercure1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda looks for 3rd CEO in 3 years
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Garuda looks for 3rd CEO in 3 years

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...

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by mercure1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 160
Views: 34196

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

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...

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by mercure1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion
Replies: 40
Views: 6520

Re: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion

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.

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by mercure1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 4646

Re: Transatlantic & Brexit - Impact of the announced US-UK trade deal on aviation

https://www.state.gov/u-s-uk-air-transp ... r-28-2018/


Thank you for posting the sole factual response in this entire thread :yes:
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LAXintl wrote:
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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/


Thank you for posting the sole factual response in this entire thread :yes:

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by mercure1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 18859

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

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Good timing with Turkish Airlines sponsoring Argentinian team River Plata as they head into the Copa Libertadores semi finals.

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by mercure1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31170

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

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...

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by mercure1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27539

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

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 5.5

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by mercure1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA 787-10 routes announced
Replies: 26
Views: 12572

Re: First ANA 787-10 routes announced

Next 787-10 route is NRT-MNL effective Oct 27 2019 replacing smaller 787-8.

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by mercure1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records

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.

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