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
Delta variant hitting UK and cases and hospitalizations rising.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3YgGJOXoAM ... =4096x4096
So much for the mass rush of UK residents to Portugal. On updated list, Portugal fell off green country list due rising case counts and new variant.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... ist-update
Bloomberg reports GA looking to reduce its existing A330/B777 fleet and cancel its A330NEO orders.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ing-planes
Today OS operated its last passenger flight with a turboprop aircraft. Q400 OE-LGI operated OS 905/6 from Vienna to Innsbruck and back.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2uBjzzWYAc ... name=large
I wonder how long will the trend to downsize widebodies will last? Even pre-COVID the 787/A350 were the sweet spot and top end for many operators with 77W falling out of favor and A380 program canceled. Only a decade ago many would have argued size would continue to grow, but yet here we are and sma...Jump to post
Depending on the nations involved, overflight permits are often something airlines apply for months in advance and are not something that can be changed on a whim. A single desired routing change may impact planned airspace transit in several nations, so all must be coordinated and updated which may...Jump to post
EU agrees on deal on Alitalia's successor company. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/eu-deal-alitalias-successor-sight-eu-commission-2021-05-26/ Agreed company will have about 60 aircraft and 5,000 employees. The ground handling and maintenance parts, as well as the Alitalia brand, ...Jump to post
For Europe beyond the ongoing virus shutdowns, there is also the ecological factor to consider. Even pre-Covid, flight shaming was a growing concept, so there is concerted efforts for business to minimize their impacts which clearly includes reduction of travel by staff. Covid crisis has help prove ...Jump to post
Looking at launching LAX service "early 2022"
https://centreforaviation.com/news/air- ... 22-1070210
Loss making Garuda needs to completely restructure its business, potentially reducing the number of planes it operates to less than half its main fleet as the airline seeks to survive the crisis wrought by the pandemic, its president told staff last week. “We have to go through a comprehensive restr...Jump to post
Another nation locking down.
Sri Lanka to block international air arrivals for 10-day period as COVID rates hit record spike.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... nd-flights
LHR to dedicate Terminal-3 as arrivals facility for flights from red-list countries to segregate passengers from mixing with those from lower risk nations. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/coronavirus-news-live-deaths-doctors-b1851204.html https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/heathrow-red-list-terminal-pic...Jump to post
Asiana Airlines narrows first-quarter loss to US$204 million. Reduced passenger revenue, due to less international flying, was offset by growth in the cargo business, where sales rose 83% year-on-year. http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/5862/asiana-airlines-narrows-first-quarter-loss-to-us$204-m...Jump to post
Mass rush of Americans to Cancun leaving destination at 'imminent risk' of lockdown In announcement, the governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo warned that the state had seen five straight weeks of increased COVID-19 rates following last month’s spring holidays. The dramatically rising case n...Jump to post
Discover Reveals New Summer 2022 Long-Haul Routes
https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-new- ... tinations/
Fort Myers, Panama City, and Salt Lake City, Kilimanjaro, Punta Cana, Cancun and Las Vegas.
Look at the A380
A380 - $66.0 - 220.0M, $520-1,800,000
More than a 50% drop
A380 - $18.6 - 94.0M, $170-730,000
France expanded the list of nations with compulsory 10-day quarantine upon arrival.
https://www.thelocal.fr/20210514/france ... uarantine/
airporthaber.com suggest that the UK designation of Turkey as a Red List Country for travel extended till August 9th. I can't find any official pages to confirm. Unless airporthaber.com knows what the case counts and vaccination progress will be in Turkey a few months from now its rather impossible...Jump to post
Only if it’s HPN-LAX/SFO. There’s no way anything else would work and even that’s a stretch. Based on my own analysis the MRTW from HPN at 25C is about 143,000lbs. That yields a still air distance of 2300nm w/ normal IFR reserves. Once you account for winds, that likely removes HPN-SFO from the lis...Jump to post
If they can do the west coast from HPN I think they'd print cash Only if it’s HPN-LAX/SFO. There’s no way anything else would work and even that’s a stretch. Based on my own analysis the MRTW from HPN at 25C is about 143,000lbs. That yields a still air distance of 2300nm w/ normal IFR reserves. Onc...Jump to post
Seychelles, the most vaccinated country in the world per capita (43% AZ, rest mostly Sinopharm) cases are spiking like crazy.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1XRmOMVUAk ... ame=medium
Government preparing to inject €800m as first tranch of eventual €3 bil in new company. Looking at "mid-July" launch of new entity. https://www.corriere.it/economia/aziende/21_maggio_14/alitalia-governo-si-prepara-stanziare-800-milioni-far-partire-newco-6f3ee6ec-b4be-11eb-a3a5-b3729d611502...Jump to post
Update on case rates in EU
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1WygwbXEAU ... ame=medium
Peak at 1st A350
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1MljEIXEAQ ... ame=medium
Taiwan will quarantine all pilots for China Airlines for 14 days as it tries to stop an outbreak of COVID-19 linked with the airline pilots and an airport hotel where they stayed. There have been 35 confirmed infections so far in the outbreak. Health authorities believe some of the pilots got infect...Jump to post
AFKL Group posted its Q1 financial numbers. Travel restrictions with Covid-19 pandemic continue to impact the financial results, which posted a 57% drop in revenue in the first quarter and a net loss of 1.5 billion euros. By group airlines, AF operating loss was 840mil euros, KLM 337mil loss and Tra...Jump to post
My perception of LAX is that its centrally located, while other airports are more on the periphery of Los Angeles area which gives them limited appeal for anyone except those very nearby. Anyhow, why must be the traffic splintered among many airports? I actually think the LA model is quite good comp...Jump to post
EX - DELTA BIRDS Would make sense. DL optioned them for take off performance so they would work well out of HVN. What type of options were available to boost the performance on the -700? I believe the DL 737-700s had 26K thrust engines. Lots of extra boost. Various flavors of engine options on the ...Jump to post
The government still debating if TG should return as a state enterprise status.
https://www.aviationpros.com/airlines/n ... et-meeting
Interjet has hired a restructuring company Argoss Partners to manage it debt of US$1.25 billion as the company seeks to restart operations.
https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/inter ... /2021.html
ANA Holdings will have a maximum of 280 aircraft at the end of 2022, as it plans on retirements and the delay in ordered aircraft.
Will be interesting to see what unfolds, if and when the long haul market returns. Does MH really need a global longhaul network? APAC flying is probably the only thing that makes financial sense. Even pre-COVID remaining single LHR link for all we know was money-losing and kept for prestige reasons.Jump to post
Swiss plans restructuring including staff and fleet cuts. They see structural market changes result of COVID with medium term demand decline in the region of 20 percent, so need more permanent solutions than previous rounds of cost-cutting. https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/press-releases/swiss-p...Jump to post
No shock, but MH says A380 will be disposed of.
Per CEO "the management is convinced that the 380 doesn't fit the future plan."
https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... 80-retired
Air France service to China suspended until May 10 due import of 6 COVID cases on Shanghai flight.
https://www.reuters.com/world/china-sus ... 021-04-30/
TAV plans to double the capacity of the airport including the construction of a new terminal Looks very nice. I find it interesting that Turkish companies are so strong with infrastructure projects across Middle East, Balkans, Africa and CIS, be it highways, office buildings, airports, shopping cen...Jump to post
LH CFO Remco Steenbergen says the company seeks to reduce another 10,000 employees in Germany starting in 2022 and referred to ongoing negotiations with its unions. The Group already cut around 25,700 positions globally of which about 8,000 were in Germany. https://www.aa.com.tr/en/economy/lufthansa...Jump to post
Lufthansa Group has published its latest financial and capacity update. LH reported sales down by 60% to €3.1 billion, with net loss €1.1 billion. On average the group operated at only 21 percent capacity in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2019, and had an operating cash burn of €23...Jump to post
DHL Express will increase its Bahrain based Middle East and North Africa regional fleet capacity with seven Boeing 767-300Fs
https://www.logisticsmiddleeast.com/tra ... -767-300fs