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by mercure1
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339254

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -to-linate
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AZ moved nearly all its Milan service to LIN, leaving mere 2x daily FCO, a Cagliari service and future JFK and NRT longhaul routes at MXP.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -to-linate

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Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6565

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

Aer Lingus said expects “significant redundancies” as it posted €316million loss in the three months from April to June. Company also said it would review operations in Cork and Shannon airports. “Aer Lingus is also reviewing the scale of our flying programme from Cork and Shannon Airports and the o...

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Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87652

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

CX offering retirement packages for pilots as young as 50. https://amp.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/3095612/cathay-pacific-offers-older-pilots-early-retirement-part-covid-19 Also management by Q4 will present to the board its " optimum future structure to remain competitive in the new global...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 78
Views: 14877

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

British Airways scrapping its all-business class flight between LCY and JFK and retire the A318 https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/ba-axes-a318-premium-service-that-took-over-concorde-flight-number/139579.article https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/british-airways-scraps-all-business-class-lo...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8136

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

EU again extends ban on U.S. visitors for another month. Following nations are greenlighted for entry into bloc > Australia > Canada > Georgia > Japan > Morocco > New Zealand > Rwanda > South Korea > Thailand > Tunisia > Uruguay > China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity https://eu.usatoday.com...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 59
Views: 13995

SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

SIA Group which posted record loss yesterday announced it would conduct a review on the shape and size of its network and fleet. The group including Scoot and Silk Air operates a fleet of 220 aircraft. During earnings it was stated: “The review is likely to lead to a material impairment of the carry...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nok Air files bankruptcy
Replies: 7
Views: 4235

Nok Air files bankruptcy

Thai low-cost carrier Nok Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection. Per its filing, the airline says it seeks debt restructuring which stood at 26 billion baht (US $828 million) along with adjusting its fleet, route network, commercial strategies to maintain sustainable operations https://www.reuter...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 31524

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Lufthansa and Belgian government reach deal over Brussels Airlines. The agreement will see Lufthansa receive €290 million from the Belgium state, to be paid back before mid-2026. In return, the German parent will invest €170 million in the restructuring and recapitalization of the Belgian carrier. T...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA designates Iranian airspace <FL250 "High Risk"
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: EASA designates Iranian airspace <FL250 "High Risk"

EASA in January within a week of Ukrainian airliner incident issued a warning about Iran urging airlines to avoid Iranian airspace entirely.

This is updated guidance issued last week.

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 64819

Re: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread

Seems sale to Hyundai Development is likely to fall through again according to local media reports. Reported Asiana Group pursuing a Plan B, which may include hading over routes to its Seoul and Air Busan subsidiaries with Asiana focusing on Europe, the US, and key Asian markets like Beijing, Shangh...

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49288

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Air France has reached a tentative deal with its pilots to transfer some domestic services to low-cost subsidiary Transavia. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-restructuring/air-france-pilots-in-draft-deal-on-low-cost-domestic-flights-idUSKCN24L24Y Deal reported will allow Transavia t...

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian airways - proposed new start up from founder of Air Italy
Replies: 23
Views: 5179

Re: Italian airways - proposed new start up from founder of Air Italy

What is the reason being Italys history of long haul leisure airlines? I know that Neos and Blue Panorama have followed the following route and have had a great success. Italians especially Northerners have money and like to travel on holidays to places like the Caribbean, Far East, Africa. Often t...

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian airways - proposed new start up from founder of Air Italy
Replies: 23
Views: 5179

Italian airways - proposed new start up from founder of Air Italy

From Giuseppe Gentile the 2005 founder of Air Italy(Meridiana fly), a new airline has been registered - Italian airways With base in Milan Bergamo, Gentile who has been working on the concept since 2018 was planning airline offering intercontinental flights with 777 equipment, but now with pandemic ...

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons
Replies: 87
Views: 11560

Re: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons

https://www.krone.at/2194424

Letter from Indonesian government

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Indonesia proposes to acquire Austrian Typhoon fleet!

Story(German)
https://www.krone.at/2194424

Letter from Indonesian government

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8136

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

Effective Wednesday, July 22nd, Bahamas will bar commercial passenger flights and cruise ships from U.S. Bahamasair will cease U.S. services. Only commercial flights from Canada, UK, and EU will be permitted. https://bahamaspress.com/pm-set-a-new-curfew-for-gb-and-announces-renward-wells-as-the-new-...

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 69
Views: 16306

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

Hanjin KAL second largest share holder KCGI opposes sale of inflight duty-free and catering business. KCGI say the units will be crucial for the airline future performance and is also concerned about the manner they were sold to private equity firm. KCGI says a more open auction process should have ...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87652

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

CX post-2020 first-half loss of HK$9.9 billion (US $1.3 billion). Cash burn about HK$2.5 billion to HK$3 billion monthly since February https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cathay-pacific-outlook/cathay-pacific-flags-first-half-loss-of-1-3-billion-as-travel-demand-battered-idUSKCN24I0EK Company releas...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5623

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

Its not a new airline. Simply AOC as confirmed by LH Group spokesperson Lufthansa spokesperson EMEA Neda Jaafari clarified the separate airline entity planned to supplement leisure travel routes, entitled project ‘Ocean GmbH’, will “not be a new brand, but an AOC operating license”. Ms Jaafari conti...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA/AA adding HND service?
Replies: 13
Views: 1903

Re: Is UA/AA adding HND service?

The issue is far broader than what AA or UA will do. Airlines all over the world including Japanese airlines cant operate the flights they wish to due lack of demand or government regulations. Slots usage waivers will certainly be granted for IATA winter season as well Americans can't enter Japan to...

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV
Replies: 14
Views: 7191

Re: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/206432
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Airlines say their JV will commence July 25th

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/206432

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45255

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

A so-called "Survival Team" has been formed to produce a business plan for Thai Airways as blueprint which the airline will submit to the Central Bankruptcy Court on August 17. https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/economy/thai-airways-creates-survival-team https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Portugal seals final deal with TAP's private shareholders
Replies: 244
Views: 19806

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

In Brazilian regulatory filing Azul states it netted equivalent of USD$12.2mil for its 6% stake in TAP. Part of deal Azul will not exercise right to convert 90 million euros worth of bonds into equity.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65658

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Getting ready for long term hibernation in Teruel. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC6SSWkAIAUbS?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC6SSWkAIAUbS?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5_NXYAEUTRq?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5_NXY...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49288

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

And view from Teruel https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5XiXYAE3LcO?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5XiXYAE3LcO?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5sRWAAEeId7?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcMC5sRWAAEeId7?format=jpg&name=large

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6387

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

Seems like perfect means to lose lots of money chasing tourist on longhaul routes.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201999

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

There is no way QF is going to sit and watch UA and DL eat its lunch at LAX, if that’s what you mean. Qantas longhaul will be significantly smaller for years to come for the simple fact that the airline will not have enough frames. 747s are gone, A380s headed to long term storage, while 787 deliver...

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 12044

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Budapest while it might be only 200km is one hour longer by rail journey than Salzburg nor is there nonstop service from the airport which is one of the government criteria if rail is to replace air.

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Donghai airlines founder might establish a new airlines in Hong Kong
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: China's Donghai airlines founder might establish a new airlines in Hong Kong

Bauhinia is the callsign for Hong Kong Airlines.

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Keep in mind Australia likely will remain closed for foreign visitors until mid 2021 based on latest information so these schedules won’t be carrying much if anything in the passenger cabin.

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 12044

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

https://www.cnn.com/travel/amp/austrian ... index.html
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With terms of government aid requiring OS reduce its domestic emissions by 50 percent, OS will discontinue service between Vienna and Salzburg and instead offer rail connection starting July 20.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/amp/austrian ... index.html

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201999

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Cornerstone did not turn out too well and also did not make sense after US merger obviously. Also not sure focusing on partners the best strategy either. Sure BA/IB gives it Europe coverage, by JL hardly answer for Asia. AA/JL is significantly smaller than UA/NH and carry far less beyond 6th freedom...

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201999

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I view AA cutting LAX longhauls not just as a sign its having difficulties in a very competitive yet huge local market, but also as glaring sign its Pacific underperformance continues. Last year we saw AA drop ORD-Asia, now 3 of 4 Asian markets get dropped from LAX. Assuming COVID recovery in 2021, ...

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17799

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

I never quite understood what U.S. airline fascination is with staffing stations inhouse when globally the norm is to use contract vendors. Heck some large airlines even contract out handling in their hubs to vendors. Seems so obvious that using a vendor makes sense for JetBlue across most of their ...

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8492

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

News article. United to operate three flights on the Delhi-Newark route from July 10 https://wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/current-affairs/united-to-operate-three-flights-on-the-delhi-newark-route-from-july-10-120070400208_1.html Probably too little, too late, but good that India changed the...

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43123

Re: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program

On top of supporting our enemies in Syria, Turkey is now also supporting our enemies in Libya. Getting expelled from NATO (or destroying NATO altogether) seems more likely at this point... Last I checked, Turkey supports the official U.N. recognized government of Libya, not a warlord seeking to ove...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15753

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I suspect move is final as AA has spoken about its desire to move to T5 since back in 2018. If and when the time comes and BA outgrows T5 again, it can adjust its flights as needed back to T3 in coordination with airport authority. Having AA in T5 benefits BA as offering good connectivity to/from AA...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49288

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

AF formally today presented to staff its strategic plan which requires 7,580 job cuts by 2022 at AF and HOP!. Estimates 3,700 will be natural attrition/retirements during the period. After final consultations with the unions, the restructuring plan will be presented publicly by the end of July. pres...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 64819

Re: Asiana Airlines News and Developments Discussion Thread

Asiana might have its own problems, but it found money to acquire 12.7 million additional shares in Air Busan, increasing its stake to 55.1%.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8136

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

Air Tahiti will obtain US$77.0 million in subsidies in 2020, helping the airline resume air services to all 46 of its markets as of 07 July 2020. Earlier in June carrier slashed service to near 30 markets which were incurring losses. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/419716/air-tahiti...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8136

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

Air Belgium secured funds from three investors, who participated in a capital increase of US$7.0 million.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Portugal seals final deal with TAP's private shareholders
Replies: 244
Views: 19806

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

Well looks like its done. Neeleman(Atlantic Gateway) will cease being TAP shareholder giving state controlling stake in the airline in return for capital injection. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/07/02/world/europe/02reuters-health-coronavirus-portugal-tap.html https://www.reuters.com/article/...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 12044

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

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First long haul service resumed today.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 320
Views: 36876

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

While not US directly, here is UK government survey about travel intentions this summer. As you can see most will stay home. In a normal year, 35mil UK residents would take a summer holiday averaging 9.8 days away including some 3.4mil that would visit the U.S. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb2i71rX0A...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6896

Garuda A330 runs off runway

Garuda Indonesia A330 veered off the runway while preparing to depart from UBG (Sultan Hasanuddin Airport) operating GA613 to Jakarta. No injuries reported. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/237581 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb2DG36XkAAejSj?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID
Replies: 17
Views: 1704

Re: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID

Yes good news for the industry. This should give them plenty of headroom for years to come.

I've always felt the whole thing was unnecessary anyhow as the industry by its nature seeks to reduce cost and becomes ever more fuel-efficient as time goes on anyhow

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49288

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

New leaking that AF plans cut 7,585 full-time equivalent jobs, including 1,025 at the regional subsidiary HOP. AF 6,560 job cuts concern 430 pilots, 1,560 flight attendants, and 4,560 ground employees at airports or in administrative services. At HOP, 1,025 positions abolished would be divided betwe...

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339254

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

https://www.startmag.it/smartcity/fabio ... italia-pd/
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Alitalia appointed Fabio Lazzerini, who is currently the Chief Business Officer, as the new CEO, while Francesco Caio former head of Italian post service becomes Chairman.

https://www.startmag.it/smartcity/fabio ... italia-pd/

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49288

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

AF officially retired the A380 but will they compensate the fleet with new arrivals (787, 350...)? If not then they could end up having a lot of extra crew. If you read the thread you will note they are freezing deliveries and they will be reducing staff numbers. Details on staff cuts are due July ...

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