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by mercure1
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 20938

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... -business/
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BNE-SFO eff 9 February 2020 - 3x weekly
BNE-ORD eff 20 April 2020 - 4x weekly


QANTAS FLIGHTS FROM BRISBANE TO CHICAGO AND SAN FRANCISCO OPEN FOR BUSINESS
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... -business/

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236148

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

According to a paid French news site the AZ board plans following adjustments under Ferrovie dello Stato guidance. > FCO primary hub > LIN focus city > Fleet reduced from current 117 to 102 in 2020 > Lease 3 777 and 13 additional Airbus family craft > Domestic network reduced - 15 loss-making routes...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA expresses interest to Chennai
Replies: 22
Views: 4090

Re: ANA expresses interest to Chennai

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/ana-will- ... o-chennai/
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Reservation and sales of Chennai route opens July 24th for flight effective October 27th

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/ana-will- ... o-chennai/

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9776

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

I could imagine AM could connect PVG clients via DL gateway like LAX where AM has service, or via ICN into the KE network.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9064

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

eamondzhang wrote:
Just the six new birds are getting this new config for now.


Multiple media sources state 12 frames.

Even interview by RGN with the seat manufacturer says ANA ordered 12 initial ship sets.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 17843

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Interesting as none of the ME3 serve any Indonesian points beyond CGK and DPS. Though Saudia also services Medan, Surabaya and seasonally Makassar and Batam though obviously much of this flying is for religious traffic which is something unique SV captures.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7548

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

ESAD/Normal air distance during Winter months is ~4300nm for SEA-CTS (YVR is about 100nm shorter) including a 3% airway allowance.
XLR doable under optimal conditions.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8099

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

All non sense.

LX is LH Group most profitable airline and certainly wont fail or give up on ZRH because slight time change.

If you recall LH had the same doom and gloom commentary when FRA curfew changed yet somehow figured out how to manage its evening longhaul bank.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX to EVN... what's the holdup?
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: LAX to EVN... what's the holdup?

It’s a long distance for low priced ethnic traffic. Not exactly model for success.

Also certainly does not help that Armenia does not hold required IASA safety accreditation.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12727

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

What crazy mismanagement.
Customers don’t know if they are coming and going with all these changes to schedules.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 17843

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

I wonder what the load factor is for the first flight. I imagine it takes time to grow in a new market. Filling plane should be easy considering the massive tourism flow from Europe and the lack of direct flights in DPS. Today many must access DPS via regional or LCC services due lack of interconti...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 17843

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... this-year/
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Skyteam alliance lounge to open by end of Q3 at IST.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... this-year/

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 4501

Re: UA at FRA

Is this a culture thing, or is this the result of the geopolitical events of the 20th century? . It's historic. Remember Germany was not unified as a single nation until late 1800s by which time many regions already had their own significant economic and social importance. Similar to Italy which li...

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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: 7205

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: 7205

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: 9
Views: 1586

Re: Redirect ads on mobile

http://www.loompasplace.com/?action=vvl ... fe553d7f2#
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Seem to be back. Been getting following frequently today on iOS devide

Chance to win $1,000 Visa gift card

http://www.loompasplace.com/?action=vvl ... fe553d7f2#

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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: 13
Views: 2580

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: 6003

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: 2959

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: 767

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: 178
Views: 17843

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: 7063

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: 931

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: 64
Views: 9064

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: 178
Views: 17843

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: 8981

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: 4071

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: 18422

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: 896
Views: 130524

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: 5519

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: 1310

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
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236148

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... talia-sole
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Now former Avianca owner/chairman German Efromovich considering a stake in AZ.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... talia-sole

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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: 9415

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: 35
Views: 7212

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: 3843

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: 27999

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: 8934

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: 5129

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: 4630

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: 23081

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: 1868

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: 4630

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: 16787

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: 21984

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: 2985

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: 2334

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: 6265

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: 169
Views: 5767

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: 976
Views: 236148

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: 6786

Re: AA Upgrades DFW-Key West to A319

"Upgauge" is the term to describe capacity increase.

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