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by mercure1
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 260
Views: 52381

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

With China Eastern participation of the recapitalization of the group, airlines have agreed to deepen the scope of their partnerships. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyyxM_yXIAMVQG-?format=jpg&name=medium https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/air-france-klm-and-china-eastern-airlines-reinforce-their-part...

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to buy 18 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 23
Views: 5815

Re: Air China to buy 18 Airbus A320neo jets

French media says the breakdown of order book model being acquired are 13 A321neo and 5 A320neo.

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 203
Views: 13551

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

At least in France, employers generally cannot mandate immunization. Mandatory immunization requirements only apply to a very small number of citizens such as those that work in healthcare, and then for basic items like tetanus and hepatitis B. Even French healthcare workers are very vaccine hesitan...

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 425
Views: 100387

Re: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread

https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/transpo ... retirement
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Thai Airways cuts another 4,250 staff, offering them early retirement.

https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/transpo ... retirement

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by mercure1
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 128
Views: 14091

Re: France moves to ban some short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

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Does not impact AF CDG hub, or remainder of French domestic flying.
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This only impacts 5 routes from ORY

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Does not impact AF CDG hub, or remainder of French domestic flying.

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by mercure1
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 260
Views: 52381

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news ... ources-say
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The board of Air France-KLM is expected to meet on Monday to discuss details of an agreed state-backed refinancing plan.

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news ... ources-say

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by mercure1
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 2407

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL1N2LW010
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Hong Kong has barred for two weeks passenger flights by Singapore Airlines, after importing 3 cases of COVID.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL1N2LW010

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by mercure1
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1580
Views: 96670

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... BO630?il=0
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Chile will enter one-month lockdown and border closure mode as cases spike even with 35% of population vaccinated

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... BO630?il=0

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by mercure1
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 43
Views: 2733

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

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Europe case counts.

Hopefully, lock-down measures effects kick in.

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by mercure1
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 260
Views: 52381

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Reported that the French government and the EU have reached an agreement on the terms of aid package to Air France, while the Dutch authorities have not yet reached a deal with the EU on the extent of the concessions in exchange for aid to KLM. Also separately, AF looks to close its crew bases in Ma...

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30666

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/30-travel ... -1.5365721
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30 travellers caught by Canadian immigration with falsified COVID test results

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/30-travel ... -1.5365721

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 34594

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Yes just like Europe, the USA likely to see a 4th wave. Per BBC says US case counts up 7% in the last week. Its too bad infection control methods were not maintainted until nations reach the 70-80% vaccination rates before opening up. The rush to open up simply creates a yo-yo fluctuation with infec...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al 787 at IAH
Replies: 9
Views: 2457

Re: El Al 787 at IAH

Airlines0613 wrote:
I wonder if El Al would consider adding IAH as a destination or UA adding TLV to the IAH market for streamlined connections to LatAm.


El Al is almost shutdown. Much of its previous network won't be back for a while. Running charter is easy cash at the moment..

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 87296

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Khazanah Nasional says it does not envisage any merger or any similar strategic option with other airlines and instead will focus on stand-alone 5-year restructuring plan now that there is a commitment for capital injection which should help adequately fund the airline. https://www.theedgemarkets.co...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 425
Views: 100387

Re: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread

I guess the idea to expand the U-Tapao MRO center in cooperation with Airbus is dead at this time as well?

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 386788

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I am not sure what the point would be to start a new route to SFO at this time, which even under ideal circumstances is a big commercial risk. The U.S. still has a travel ban on EU, and the pandemic is surging again in Italy with a new lockdown that commenced on Monday and yesterday reported its hig...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 34085

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

https://simpleflying.com/austrian-airli ... -forecast/
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Austrian Airlines is implementing further measures. Two additional Airbus aircraft will be relegated to long-term parking at least until 2024/25.

It is also vacating lease on four out of eight floors of its head office.

https://simpleflying.com/austrian-airli ... -forecast/

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Starlux News and Discussion Thread - 2021

http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... i-home-hub
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Adding second Vietnam route.

Ho Chi Minh City effective from May 13.

http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... i-home-hub

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 151
Views: 29498

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Might I suggest to Norse NOT to copy what Norwegian did, and failed with, ie, fly mainly to the US, but to try new different upmarket leisure routes instead. How about OSL - MLE / BKK / BGI / PUJ / SEZ / HKT. The US won't get back to the pre-covid traffic volumes for years yet. Whereas there is a p...

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by mercure1
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 5179

Re: Interjet News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.14ymedio.com/economia/Cuba- ... 93645.html
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Owner of Interjet says the Government of Cuba has expressed interest in the SSJ fleet.

https://www.14ymedio.com/economia/Cuba- ... 93645.html

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by mercure1
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to buy 18 Airbus A320neo jets
Replies: 23
Views: 5815

Re: Air China to buy 18 Airbus A320neo jets

Don't believe this signals anything for A vs B at Air China.

CA already has nearly 150 Airbus narrowbodies in service including 40+ NEOs, so this is a small top-up acquisition.

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 9167

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wizz should not be counting on UK market for the summer. Member of government pandemic group says "extremely unlikely" holidays can be planned abroad. Risk of importing cases and new strains remains too high regardless of what the situation like in the UK. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56467...

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1649
Views: 213680

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

There is absolutely no need for vaccinated people to sit anything out. :old: Except vaccinated persons still can get Covid and also transmitted to others and be asymptomatic carriers. The transmission chain is not broken, especially when the majority of the population is still months away from bein...

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30666

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

France and Poland introduce new lockdown measures as cases increase and Germany warns about the inability to stop 'exponential growth in infections. UK also says summer holidays abroad in 2021 "extremely unlikely" as the danger of importing cases and new strains is too great https://www.bb...

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30666

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavir ... -1.5352275
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Canada - U.S. agree to extend border closure.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavir ... -1.5352275

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 209
Views: 41266

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

KAL says it hopes to close the deal by end of June. They plan to streamline redundant routes and business units including merging budget units. Committed to no forced layoffs, but redundant staff inevitably may have to go (sounds like via incentive packages/attrition) https://www.flightglobal.com/st...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T’way Korea to acquire A330s
Replies: 25
Views: 6405

Re: T’way Korea to acquire A330s

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210316000383
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Seems like this is really happening. The airline this week said first A330-300 will arrive "late this year".

They will be used on charters to meet post-pandemic demand by Korean travelers to places like Australia and Europe.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210316000383

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 363
Views: 80282

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=1000nm%40BUR&MS=wls&DU=mi
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KBUR has a pretty short main runway 15. I put max useful range w/ 180pax on 737-800W/26K at around 1000nm from BUR at normal daytime temps in the Valley. BUR-DEN yes, BUR-IAH probably not.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=1000nm%40BUR&MS=wls&DU=mi

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 34085

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 1972627459
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Last LH A380 headed to Teruel

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 166
Views: 40729

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

It seems to me, for AM to grow in Mexico, it needs to grow outside Mexico City where it has retrenched to in recent years. This means going after the ethnic markets in inland Mexico and tourist traffic on the coast. In order to do that it needs low cost to meet the ULCCs head on, but even after bank...

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 10084

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2021

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TK still far the busiest airline in Europe in number of daily frequencies.

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nok Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 8507

Re: Nok Air files bankruptcy

http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... ue-package
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Nok Air given more time until April 15 to submit its business rehabilitation plan.

http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... ue-package

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30666

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/e ... e-finnair/
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European Commission has found €350 million of government support in favor of Finnair to be in line with EU State aid rules.

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/e ... e-finnair/

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 9167

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Indigo Partners sold an aggregate of 7,692,308 ordinary shares in Wizz Air Holdings generating gross proceeds of approximately $556 million. https://www.globalcapital.com/article/b1qzpvsw9krndq/indigo-partners-cuts-wizz-air-stake After the sale Indigo left with approx 8.5 percent stake in the airline.

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 386788

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Italian government commission says AZ in 32 months of extraordinary administration and before the arrival of the coronavirus, the airline provided Italy a net positive contribution of at least 630 million euros. Estimate takes into account 1.3 billion loans made by the state over the same period of ...

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30666

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

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Cathay Pacific's Manila service suspended by HK authorities until March 28th as it imported 5 COVID cases on March 13th.

http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... 9-positive

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 14691

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

More money needed in the piggy bank. VS seeks £160mil support to help carry it through slower revenue recovery. £100m of the new funding coming from Virgin Group per sources. Virgin Atlantic circles further £160m Covid support package https://www.ft.com/content/f63d49be-d073-4fef-a489-631a8f7e1795

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by mercure1
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter
Replies: 35
Views: 9620

Re: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter

Photos from the first scheduled flight out of Liege. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwX-t58W8AMzBAX?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwX-t58W8AMzBAX?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwX-t6VXEAQJb_a?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EwX-t6VXE...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 565
Views: 59670

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/tap- ... terim-aid/
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Portuguese government requests EU authorization to provide TAP EUR€463 million funding.
Airline already benefited from state aid of €1.2 billion in June 2020.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/tap- ... terim-aid/

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30666

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/12/germany ... kdown.html
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Getting worse in Europe. Germany declares a Covid ‘third wave’ has begun and Italy set for national lockdown through Easter.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/12/germany ... kdown.html

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by mercure1
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter
Replies: 35
Views: 9620

Re: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter

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I believe it would have been nice to incorporate blue, and do something similar to their shipping livery.

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by mercure1
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GE merging GECAS leasing business with AerCap
Replies: 40
Views: 5317

Re: Updated: GE merging GECAS leasing business with AerCap

https://www.aercap.com/media/news/aerca ... -services/
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From AerCap

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GE merging GECAS leasing business with AerCap
Replies: 40
Views: 5317

Re: Rumor: GE looks to merge leasing business with AerCap

That's a really good point. One stop shopping. I wonder if the sales reps did the old, "Oh - you'd like financing for that? Well, lemme call my guy Bob over in finance and see what we can do for you..." If we remember back to the financial crisis, this was the time bomb that exploded at G...

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter
Replies: 35
Views: 9620

Re: French shipping group CMA CGM buys four used A330-200F freighter

https://www.lesechos.fr/pme-regions/act ... le-1295320
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They plan to develop Marseille as their primary air hub to provide air/sea links

https://www.lesechos.fr/pme-regions/act ... le-1295320

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 209
Views: 41266

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210308000822
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Korean Air raised US$2.9 billion by issuing new shares, with close to half of the funds will be used to acquire Asiana Airlines.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210308000822

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to create Berlin base
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Eurowings to create Berlin base

With LH focused on FRA + MUC, Eurowings to set up at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Initially effective April 1, three A320s will be based at BER with focus on leisure destination markets like Balearic Islands, Croatia, Corsica, Greece in addition to domestic routes to Cologne, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart...

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash
Replies: 33
Views: 5487

Olivier Dassault dead in helicopter crash

Olivier Dassault son of the famed French aeronautical family was killed in a helicopter crash in the Normandy region of France on Sunday onboard Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil. Dassault Aviation group has been a leading French plane manufacturer for the last 70 years and is behind the Falcon private je...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 425
Views: 100387

Re: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread

I see they posted some more details on their website Vision: "A Private High-Quality Full-Service Carrier with a Strong Thai Brand, connecting Thailand to the World and consistently generating a sustainable profit margin." The vision will be built around four pillars: 1. Being the preferre...

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