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by mercure1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7108

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

Per news in Tahiti there are no such plans.

What is happening is AF will annouce service jointly with Westjet via LAX and requires the underlying authority in order to offer the codesharing service.

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7108

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

Holding authority does not mean service will commence. Way back in the day even UTA held authority for Canada-Tahiti. For info, the primary point of sale location in Canada to French Polynesia no surprise is Montreal and greater Quebec province.

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Redirect ads on mobile
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Redirect ads on mobile

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Chance to win $1,000 Visa gift card

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W
Replies: 2
Views: 526

EVA Air launch Milan

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -feb-2020/

MIlan becomes BR's 5th destination in Europe
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Effective 18 Feb 2020.

BR71 TPE-MXP 2340-0630+1 77W MoTuThSa
BR72 MXP-TPE 1100-0630+1 77W TuWeFrSu

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -feb-2020/

MIlan becomes BR's 5th destination in Europe

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 5974

Re: SAA CEO resigns

https://ewn.co.za/2019/07/11/saa-board- ... za-resigns

SAA Board chair resigns
https://www.fin24.com/Economy/saa-board ... s-20190711

Rudderless ship SAA has become
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Now the next chairman resigned

SAA BOARD CHAIR MAGWAZA RESIGNS
https://ewn.co.za/2019/07/11/saa-board- ... za-resigns

SAA Board chair resigns
https://www.fin24.com/Economy/saa-board ... s-20190711

Rudderless ship SAA has become

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 27
Views: 2856

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

Consolidated threads are needed because too many believe they should start a new thread anytime there is a bit of new news which only ends up fragmenting the original discussion and becoming nothing but a location for the same repetitive comments.

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United and Spiderman amenity kits
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: United and Spiderman amenity kits

Its simply a marketing deal with Marvel for a 5-week period to build buzz for the movie. Same reason the UA safety video is spidermand themed also. Well, of course. You didn't think UA was doing this for free, did you? Sounds like the OPer believes UA was being creative here. Instead, they are simp...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 11172

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

. o THY and Cuba Ministry of Culture and Tourism signed an agreement to boost tourism. In 2018 some 18,000 Turks vacationed in Cuba. In addition, Turkish tourism companies will be given the opportunity to develop facilities in 2 new tourism zones being developed in Cuba. TK already advertises their...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7016

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

MIflyer12 wrote:
TPAC is still a PRASM dumpster fire, whether one thinks of it as less-than-successful strategy vs. UA or an outcome of Chinese carriers' [/i]


US legacy carriers love to bash the ME3 carriers but capacity from the subsidized Chinese carriers is at least as damaging (likely more).

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

As announced last year (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405283) Milan Linate will be closed to all traffic to allow for works on its single runway and terminal building. During the period most airlines are transferring their operations to MXP and some to BGY. For AZ specific...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 57
Views: 7699

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Looks quite nice.

Also quite impressive how premium heavy configurations ANA is able to sustain across its network.

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 11172

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Tax capture is low in Turkey due evasion so being able to generate funds via things like ticket taxes is effective.
Yes such taxes historically can hurt travel demand but the end result likely be net positive for state in ability to generate income.

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8956

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

For an idea of how ridiculously seasonal Greece tourism market is - here is a chart albeit a few years old showing monthly arrivals in millions. https://www.hvs.com/StaticContent//Image/101116/SEASONALITY%20OF%20INTERNATIONAL%20VISITATION,%20GREECE%202007-15%20(000s).jpg Any new service really would...

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarLux granted 13 routes
Replies: 8
Views: 4060

Re: StarLux granted 13 routes

Well the founder was the former head of EVA Air so he should have some idea of the business landscape. From what I read he was also well regarded including by staff since he was a qualified 777 pilot also.

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 121
Views: 18410

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj20190 ... -2020.html
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Launch date announced.

Bangkok effective May 14, 2020, while Seoul starts July 1st

https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj20190 ... -2020.html

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 696
Views: 97220

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Panama lifts ban on 737Max-8/9 aircraft in its airspace. http://aerolatinnews.com/destacado/panama-levanta-prohibicion-de-operacion-de-aviones-737-max-8-y-9 Ask operators comply with following - That the design and manufacturing status of the aircraft has authorized its operation - That the operator...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 5505

Re: Interjet put up for sale

So the billionaire finally turned into a millionaire.

While many have complimented the airline for service, its clear the business model is not sustainable. In addition, things like the SSJ was a terrible distraction for the airline.

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM to get 9x ATR 72-600
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: TAROM to get 9x ATR 72-600

Indeed Tarom turning over existing 9 ATR42/72s with all ATR-72-600s.

Deliveries commence this November.

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by mercure1
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9393

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Dear U.S.A.

Air Italy is as Italian as Virgin Atlantic is British or AeroMexico is Mexican.

If it's OK for one, then it's OK for the other.

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by mercure1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 24
Views: 4950

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

There probably is ample room for Sun Country to turn into a prosperous LCC if you look at markets like Europe and now Asia where 50 percent of capacity is supplied by LCC/ULCC operators.
Should be plenty of space to grow in the US for such models.

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3830

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

They cry about EK 5th freedom flying.

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27912

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Few more stories including prime minister continuing to call for changes. KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said it would take more than a change in management to resuscitate Malaysia Airlines, amid calls for a shake-up at the national carrier. “There are a lot of things wrong with the airline...

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by mercure1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8830

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Hello LAXintl:

With recent spate of potential additional A380 frames being released by airlines (AF, QR, etc) in coming years, what is your outlook on the market pricing for the model?

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5101

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

anyone remember the caribou ticket deal

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by mercure1
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 4471

Re: Site not secure

Hello. Site is shown currently as secure for me. Will check later on other devices.

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by mercure1
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22931

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

At the IATA slot conference in Cape Town which ended yesterday, the folks from SAW formally announced their new marketing brand as "City Airport of Istanbul" Obviously, they will work to capitalize on the fact the new airport is quite distant, yet their own facility is also quite distant ...

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-ASEAN open skies deal nears
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: EU-ASEAN open skies deal nears

Quite exciting to see these blocs opening doors and should help spur even more direct service between them.

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by mercure1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 4471

Re: Site not secure

There clearly is an issue that needs to be addressed. SIte remains non-secure http for a diverse number of users in different locations, using various browsers. How come the owners of this site (which manage many websites) cannot figure this out is baffling. Having a proper secure site is in the bes...

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by mercure1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16720

Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Seems the snowball is starting to roll with ever more airlines opting to cut their A380 fleets. Qatar Airways' Airbus A380s are set for an early retirement, as the airline expects to begin phasing out the fleet from 2024. "We feel that the aircraft does not have very long future in Qatar Airway...

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21910

Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

It has been announced internally that Air France will hold off on cabin refit of A380 fleet as previously planned to commence in 2020. Last November, AF announced it would reduce A380 fleet from 10 to 5 frames starting W19/20 season while launching overdue cabin refit project on remaining frames sta...

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Re: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again

Keep in mind list is airport pairs, not city pairs which produces partial list.
Many large markets like New York, Tokyo and other for example are not properly reflected as traffic is split over more than one airport.

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by mercure1
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2328

Re: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

Well no surprise. Their investor update published Sunday warned of reduced earnings due softness in markets like Germany plus ongoing high cost including fuel.

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by mercure1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 19
Views: 6249

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

The route must have been a terrible performer that gas-rich nation does not want to keep it going even for vanity reasons.

Suppose a winner is TK which serves IST to GYD something like 6-7 times daily and can easily connect all its North America network quite conveniently.

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3579

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Interesting such a capable aircraft assigned first to domestic network.

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 940
Views: 230623

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

The chairman of Rome’s S.S. Lazio football club, Claudio Lotito, has become the latest investor to express interest in Italian flag carrier Alitalia. The offer comes just two days before the latest deadline—June 15—in which Italian railway company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) is set to present a detail...

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6770

Re: AA Upgrades DFW-Key West to A319

"Upgauge" is the term to describe capacity increase.

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3244

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

Yes hopefully the atrocious plans are let to die.

Should be a pretty easy task on either on budgetary or environmental grounds to slow down things and eventually abandon them.

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3579

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

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On her way to Haneda

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by mercure1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 4471

Re: Site not secure

Hello all.

Its been one month since my last inquiry. Are we any closer to resolving this issue? Site continues displaying non-secure on every device and browser I utilize.

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by mercure1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6866

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Too much nonsense on the topic especially here in Europe where everyone got themselves worked up.

Personally, I am not worried, and don't see even a fraction of the problem that media likes to make of it.

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22931

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

https://youtu.be/9T2QlLVw-tM
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For fun video check out food blogger Mikey Chen who traveled on TK to HKG and visited the new TK IST lounges.
Obviously, the food is his primary interest, but he does have good general travel comments being such a widely traveled person.

https://youtu.be/9T2QlLVw-tM

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by mercure1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 607
Views: 208011

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

https://cargofacts.com/air-france-klm-t ... to-remain/
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Air France-KLM to retire 747 combis by 2021, freighters to remain
https://cargofacts.com/air-france-klm-t ... to-remain/

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by mercure1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30441

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

Moving fast. C-series, Q-series now CRJ headed out the door

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by mercure1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 25323

Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's

Maybe announcement in Paris? CEO Cho says purchasing decision on a widebody order will occur "imminently" From story sounds like decision is now down to 787 or A350 with 777X likely no longer in contention. Size of order not specified. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/korean-air-ceo-says-own...

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4768

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Another vote for Los Angeles region. Yes its spread out, but there are great number of freeways and surface options to get around. With 80+ independent cities there is an incredible variety of things to see and do in every corner of the region. Incredible diversity in ethnic food options. I have alw...

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by mercure1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Smile joining Star Alliance as Connecting Partner
Replies: 10
Views: 2507

Thai Smile joining Star Alliance as Connecting Partner

Thai Airways subsidiary Thai Smile will become Star Alliance’s second connecting partner by the end of the year, joining Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. Thai Smile’s induction comes as the alliance has been looking to tweak its connecting partner model.“We took some time since the model was rolled...

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by mercure1
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12810

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

SCOPE-JET :fight:

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by mercure1
Fri May 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6430

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

https://www.energylivenews.com/2019/05/ ... w-airport/

They say they will also plan a further 10-day shut down starting July 1st.
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Seems June 18th is the official day they seek to shut the airport down for 24-hour period.

https://www.energylivenews.com/2019/05/ ... w-airport/

They say they will also plan a further 10-day shut down starting July 1st.

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by mercure1
Fri May 31, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7601

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

Where have you been since 1979?

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