The newly appointed CEO at Air Dolomiti says the carrier is looking to grow its fleet and E195E2 would be a natural fit to complement the existing Embraer fleet.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ng-options
Unfortunately, winter 2021 not shaping up to be good for Cathay as global travel restrictions hamper any growth. They originally planned to operate about 30% of 2019 capacity in Q4, but now have trimmed that back to a mere 13%! Only good news is strong cargo demand, and the carrier is switching two ...Jump to post
It will certainly help Vueling be an even more compelling operator at Orly. They already serve something like 20 markets from ORY albeit half are Spanish.
Per media report, this will make Vueling the largest carrier at ORY after AFKL Group.
Delta even with its wide European network tried and failed at Vienna. Also probably pretty illustrative that OS even with its feed potential cant operates a JFK daily during the winter and its North America network has largely become seasonal. OS for seemingly the last decade has struggled and been ...Jump to post
Good. Oneworld partners JAL-Qantas already had 85% market share between Japan and Australia in 2019(per article below), and now with Virgin Australia out of longhaul game, and who knows what ANA network will look like post-pandemic, the dominance of JL=QF(and Jetstar) would have been total. https://...Jump to post
Turkish Aerospace was awarded contracts to manufacture and supply tail section component for the B737 MAX 8 and over 400 parts and sub-assemblies for various Boeing platforms.
https://www.aero-mag.com/turkish-aerosp ... s-09092021
Reported in French media that CMA CGM will obtain a French AOC and launch service with B777Fs in 2022.
Atleast here in Europe, another pressure point against the full return of business air travel is the rising cost and ongoing pressure on companies to reduce their carbon footprint and general environmental impact. Probably only matter of time until such concerns become ever larger consideration amon...Jump to post
HKG airport held a ceremony marking the completion of the third 3800m runway pavement work. Runway will be operational starting 2022. https://www.hongkongairport.com/iwov-resources/image/media-centre/press-release/pr1560_Paving%20of%20The%20Third%20Runway_05.jpg Too bad hardly needed with traffic do...Jump to post
SAS deferred its last two A350s on order from 2022 till fiscal 2024.
https://www.journal-aviation.com/actual ... 53681.html
Operated first flight to Singapore
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-wdDyEVkAI ... ame=medium
G-TTNA livery related to new envirnmental sustainability program https://mediacentre.britishairways.com/news/07092021/british-airways-puts-sustainability-at-its-heart-with-new-ba-better-world-sustainability-programme-and-aircraft-livery-plus-a-collaboration-with-bp-to-source-sustainable-aviation-fue...Jump to post
As of September 6, U.S.visitors will not be permitted to enter Sweden for non-urgent reasons, regardless of vaccination status.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel ... rists/amp/?
I recall reading prior they would be shrinking the 777 fleet as well and could restructure the narrowbody fleet and pending Airbus orders also.
PAL seems to be in that club of airlines having ongoing chronic financial issues over the last few decades.
Italy tightens entry requirements on US tourists, adds self-isolation mandate on the heels of the European Union removing the USA from its safe travel list. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2021/08/31/italy-travel-country-tightens-entry-requirements-us-tourists/5667008001/ CEOs from...Jump to post
They were rebranded using European to symbolize the creation of a single European internal air market in 1992 and the time leading up to British Airways purchase of a large stake in the airline that was accomplished in January 1993. For bases, they maintained many in France reflective of the history...Jump to post
No A380s in service this winter. Fleet has been removed from schedules until S22 due delayed recovery.
https://www.air-journal.fr/2021-08-30-b ... 30133.html
European Union recommends reinstating restrictions on US visitors, by removing US from the list of safe travel nations due to rising COVID cases in America.
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html
Starlux says the airline “will certainly” join an alliance.
https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... e-alliance
With the island having a Star and Skyteam member, seems OW is the obvious option. Do wonder how nearby CX would feel however.
Emirates Airlines was banned from operating passenger flights to Hong Kong for 14 days starting August 24 due to the import of 5 COVID passengers
https://twitter.com/tripperhead/status/ ... 6855547904
Following ITA receipt of AOC, tickets are for sale effective August 26 for flights commencing October 14. At same time Alitalia will remove sales of flights from Oct 15 onwards. https://www.corriere.it/economia/aziende/21_agosto_24/ita-biglietti-vendita-26-agosto-addio-notte-25-voli-alitalia-408c992...Jump to post
They have website up
Singapore added to route map starting September 23.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... singapore/
rove312 wrote:And for now no website or way of booking ITA flights?
EU announced they will not provide blanket slot waivers for IATA W21 season. Instead airlines operating at slot-regulated airports must use at least half of of slots they hold, or risk being reassigned. Additionally, the rule on ‘force majeure’, by which the slot rule is suspended if exceptional cir...Jump to post
First Discover service operated over the weekend with flight from Frankfurt to Mombasa and Zanzibar.
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/busines ... sa-flights
Here is first AF A220 out of paint shop
Video of painting
Event today to present the new leisure Eurowings Discover brand before it launches on July 24th.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E6V-iRtVgAw ... name=large
However, ITA will inherit only part of Alitalia's flight slots - one of the main sticking points in the negotiations and a key asset for carriers - thus accepting the Commission's demands. It will get 85% of the old Alitalia slots at Milan's Linate airport and 43% at Rome's Fiumicino hub. So signif...Jump to post
Out of curiosity, where is TK getting the demand to make such capacity increases to the US at the moment? Besides demand to/from Turkey, TK can connect US markets to a ton of destinations be it Europe, Africa, Middle East, CIS, etc. As before the pre-pandemic, TK can play to this strength and use t...Jump to post
Chile extends its border closures and domestic travel restrictions.
https://aerolatinnews.com/destacado/chi ... o-del-pais
Despite having more than 73% of the target population vaccinated they continue facing high case counts.
Cathay Pacific launches “Cathay” premium lifestyle brand. A new overarching ‘Cathay’ brand has been launched which the group says will bring together Cathay Pacific and its Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles schemes. Simply known as ‘Cathay’, the new offering is being touted as “a premium travel lifesty...Jump to post
Air Canada did it, so has Icelandair. I know I’m forgetting others. This allows the airline to hedge against the business not working and canceling leases - it’s basically a version of sale/leaseback. So, yes, it does make sense. LATAM has been in the freighter business for decades (I fondly recall...Jump to post
AirAsia to suspend Indonesia ops for a 1-month at the request of the government from 06 July 2021 to support the effort to slow COVID-19 case spike,
interesting, maybe a little high/fast on arrival required a bit of work to get back on profile. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW ... /EGLL/KGSPJump to post
Air Do shareholders approved the business integration proposal and agreed to issue US$63 million of preferred shares to improve finances
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... hare-issue
Congrats Korean Air. Though I would not term KE the most forward looking when it comes to product and customer service. Hopefully, with the merger with Asiana they can adapt some of OZ more customer-centric outlook. But I guess ATW awards more based on the business side of things than passenger expe...Jump to post
Another exceptional greenfield airport project in China. Congrats..
Coal wrote:Is the circular round building in the middle an airport hotel? If so, which brand?
I think this is the crux of the issue. United’s hubs and network are best suited to larger aircraft. I feel all the UAL hubs are somewhat constrained, either due to lack of gates (ORD, IAH, DEN) or runways (EWR, SFO). Agree, the only way up, is to upgauge. The 50 seaters will become a rare bird in ...Jump to post
Why poke the bear?
The UK quite clearly sailed to the Black Sea and close to Russia to stir the pot. Childish imo.
In the context of the EC state aid approval of €4 billion recapitalizations of Air France, the group is making available up to 18 daily slots at Paris Orly airport.
The carrier(s) for slots will be selected by the EC.
https://www.ilgiornale.it/news/life/aer ... 56590.html
With BIH being at 4000'msl vs. MMH @ 7000'msl, I'm sure the runway takeoff performance is much better. Maybe a 737/A320 could get in there with some limitations if the resort biz really takes off (pun intended).Jump to post
Boeing ACAPS can be a bit misleading. That range is for MAX ZFW and the 789 has a limit of 5250 and 772ER has a 5800 NM max range. UA flies lots farther than that routinely. 789 SFO-BLR 1500 nm farther 772 EWR-BOM 1000 nm farther. So, the 78X would not be restricted to 4200 nm. It routinely flies T...Jump to post
It’s amazing how many want to stick a fork in the “ancient” 777A model but seemingly gloss over the fact they have 757RR that are older and need replacement but instead, somehow age in reverse on this site and constantly billed as “pretty new”. UA has already indicated the previous XLR order is to ...Jump to post
How will environmental concerns play into business travel demand? Atleast here in Europe, public and government pressure is increasingly pushing companies into taking the environment central part of their business decisions. Suppose the U.S. will evolve into similar thinking. One can view this virus...Jump to post
Europe’s top airlines are seeking to overturn European Union compensations laws after being compelled to pay out more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) in refunds over the last year. The EU261 rule, which sets out reimbursements for flight cancellations and delays, was onerous even before the pand...Jump to post
Seems like our German friends at Lufthansa still interested in participating in Alitalia restructuring having put forward a proposal to participate in capital infusion. https://www.corriere.it/economia/aziende/21_giugno_08/alitalia-ecco-piano-lufthansa-biglietti-acquisti-comuni-alleanza-transatlanti...Jump to post
British Airways puts thousands of staff back on furlough
I am not sure DPS especially medium/long-haul is the market GA as a full-service legacy carrier should be fighting for. Its virtually entirely a seasonal leisure market.Jump to post