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by mickster
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21651

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Interesting (random) fact: today's TK1883/TK1884 VIE rotation was operated by B789 instead of the originally scheduled A321. I see B789 scheduled randomly over the coming days as well.

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by mickster
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21651

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

I am confused..Have all european countries opened up flights to Turkey? If not, does it mean that Pegasus and Ajet pax will have to go in quarantine for 14 days once they arrive? Turkey remains on the top of the list of the worst hit countries.. Still closed, at least until 1 July (and potentially ...

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by mickster
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21651

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

I wonder if there are flights allowed with EU/Schengenzone passengers from non-EU/SZ countries or if complete flights will be banned from countries that are not part of the EU/SZ. There are such flights allowed already now - but passengers are obliged to observe a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine o...

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by mickster
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25551

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Correct, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and the vida Union have agreed on the new terms, which now have to be accepted by Ryanair and then put into implementation.

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by mickster
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21651

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Do we know which flight was that? I am surprised they used such a big type (is it the A333?) instead of an A320/321/738 If I read the photo correctly, this has to be TK2150 IST ESB - it is scheduled as a daily A333 until 3 June, A333 is also used on the daily rotation to ADB. I guess a bigger plane...

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by mickster
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21651

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

https://turkishairlines.ssl.cdn.sdlmedi ... 3590PN.pdf
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AirbusA343 wrote:
The Ankara and Izmir flights should have A333s and the Antalya and Trabzon flights should have A321s.

Confirmed, there will be one daily return flight to/from each of the four destinations on 1-2-3 June. Schedule at https://turkishairlines.ssl.cdn.sdlmedi ... 3590PN.pdf

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by mickster
Wed May 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 419
Views: 6500

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Break fees are typically structured such that they are not payable based on factors out of the control of the parties. Regulatory approvals would definitely be one of those. That is categorically incorrect, and I am in the position to be able to say that because I have sufficient M&A experience...

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by mickster
Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 276
Views: 47548

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

https://vbvisual.ch/projektfilme/neues-dock-a/

dodoman, many thanks for sharing the video, absolutely fascinating and informative as I was not personally aware this was being conceived.
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dodoma wrote:
Here's the video (in German) detailing the construction: https://vbvisual.ch/projektfilme/neues-dock-a/

dodoman, many thanks for sharing the video, absolutely fascinating and informative as I was not personally aware this was being conceived.

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by mickster
Mon May 04, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2893

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

My guess is that the test at VIE will be paid for either by the airport or the Austrian government. I doubt passenger would be paying it themselves. This might put many off thus making the opening of VIE commercially unjustifiable. Why would the airport or the government do that? The test is not an...

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by mickster
Sun May 03, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2893

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

Only of value if your destination city / country accepts / accredits the test company and system used, so initially great for plane spotters at Vienna airport. Not so good for passengers. You even did not bother opening the link, right? This is a PCR test, which is a world-recognised methodology ba...

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by mickster
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 766
Views: 77402

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Here is a good overview of the measures / decisions taken by the LH Board:

Lufthansa Group outlines fleet, capacity reduction plans

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by mickster
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 480
Views: 110207

Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... rias-a340s

Cites Walsh saying during an investor briefing that BA 747s, IB 340s and EI 330s could be the first to be permanently retired.
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Here is an interesting article: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... rias-a340s

Cites Walsh saying during an investor briefing that BA 747s, IB 340s and EI 330s could be the first to be permanently retired.

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by mickster
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 278
Views: 42059

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

- The airline will terminate LGW, ADL and Canberra. Terminate as in completely suspend or temporarily until this corona crisis is over? DOH ADL 7x cancelled 21.3 to 31.5 and reduced to 5x 1.6 to 30.6 with A351 operating DOH SYD CBR 7x cancelled 2.4 to 31.5 DOH LGW 18x cancelled 21.3 to 31.5 and red...

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by mickster
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 278
Views: 42059

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.emirates.com/at/english/hel ... l-updates/
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EK temporarily suspends flights to 111 destinations (I hope I counted well ...)

https://www.emirates.com/at/english/hel ... l-updates/

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by mickster
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 278
Views: 42059

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Finally! With QR flying up to 3x daily out of VIE I thought this should have happened sooner ... Pity that I already bought tickets out of MUC for later this year but definitely look forward to the next opportunity, perhaps they would come out with a special launch promo ...

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by mickster
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed : UL to restart Paris and Frankfurt
Replies: 13
Views: 3601

Re: Unconfirmed : UL to restart Paris and Frankfurt

TObound wrote:
It would have been huge for them to get even a single daily to LHR.

They actually do - LHR is the only airport in Europe that they did not suspend and to which they fly direct, daily, with A333.

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by mickster
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changing planes in Beijing (PEK)
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Changing planes in Beijing (PEK)

http://en.bcia.com.cn/index.html
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I would say not less than 3 hours (but perhaps more if this is an airport that you do not know). Make sure that you have a visa that applies to your citizenship / passport. The information on prohibited items is available at http://en.bcia.com.cn/index.html

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by mickster
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 986 aircraft change
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: Air China 986 aircraft change

As already noted above, the schedule was adjusted for the summer season just at the beginning of December - with effect from 29.3.20, CA985/CA986 will be operated by 747-8I on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun only.

Routes Online has the details.

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by mickster
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Moscow Sheremetyevo (collision)
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: Incident at Moscow Sheremetyevo (collision)

A brief summary of the article referenced above: The Royal Flight plane was being towed while the Aeroflot one was waiting to leave its stand off to Beijing. Minor damages to both planes, no passengers hurt, all taken off the plane. At the end the articles says that also today flights at Nizhnevarto...

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by mickster
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancelled flights
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: BA cancelled flights

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1429859
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Please refer to the existing topic at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1429859

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by mickster
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK cancels HKG-SFO-HKG as of OCT 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: HK cancels HKG-SFO-HKG as of OCT 2019

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1427919
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A topic on the same subject already exists: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1427919

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by mickster
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 4078

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

What does "ISC Africa and GCC" mean? Thanks in advance ISC = Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_subcontinent GCC = Gulf cooperation council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) https://en....

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by mickster
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 26349

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

How is Intl to domestic connection at the new airport? Is it like old IST where you need to clear customs then walk from intl arrivals to domestic departures? Or can you go to domestic terminal after customs without clearing security again? Also is it separate entrance again for J passengers with a...

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by mickster
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starts EWR-PRG
Replies: 11
Views: 4880

Re: United starts EWR-PRG

... the connection from the airport to the city center has always been a bit of a mess. By bus to the metro and then downtown. That is only the option offered by DPP (the Prague public transport company). CD (the Czech Railways) operates the Airport Express, which links the main train station with ...

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by mickster
Wed May 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7733

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

Do you know how LH and LX performed? I heard EW was especially bad, I think the loss is around €250 million. The figures were published yesterday, these are the adjusted EBIT figures: LH €mn -102 LX €mn +40 OS €mn -99 EW €mn -257 If you would like to see more details, you can head to their IR site ...

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by mickster
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest operators of the 737-8max
Replies: 17
Views: 10932

Re: Largest operators of the 737-8max

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries
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Official info: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries

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by mickster
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13740

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

Norwegian will not be affected until 26 May 2019, which is when the initial 14-month authorisation expires. Austrian is not affected as Tyrolean does not exist anymore. TAP and Air Europa are not affected as well as these leases are currently not in use. The remaining airlines (as well as a few more...

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by mickster
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to GLA from April
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: Emirates A380 to GLA from April

by738 wrote:
.... its not just for 4 months.

Correct, it is for 5.5 months (16 Apr to 30 Sep), but that is not the point Sean was making, is it?

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by mickster
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa's Convoluted Checked Baggage Charges
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Lufthansa's Convoluted Checked Baggage Charges

https://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/flat-ra ... ss-baggage

I cannot share any personal experience as I am quite efficient in packing and have always stayed far below the allowed limits.
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That should be what you are looking for: https://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/flat-ra ... ss-baggage

I cannot share any personal experience as I am quite efficient in packing and have always stayed far below the allowed limits.

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by mickster
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new B772 for OS
Replies: 22
Views: 3807

Re: A new B772 for OS

Maybe to finally replace the oldest 767? There will be no 767 retirements any time soon. OS 767s and 777s feature the same product. As already mentioned above, it is for expansion purposes. If I remember well a recent LH CEO interview, this will be the last incoming frame for OS in the short to mid...

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by mickster
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways Sofia Ops
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Iraqi Airways Sofia Ops

I only know they moved their technical stop there - but do not have further info. There is an article at ch-aviation - here - but it is behind a paywall.

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by mickster
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 9101

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

VSMUT,
It seems your information is out of date.
OS flies to NRT which is 5,702 mi. OS also flies to LAX which is 6,137 mi.
I cannot judge the former but the latter cannot be done with A333 in my view.

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by mickster
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easiest Program To Get Star Alliance Gold
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Easiest Program To Get Star Alliance Gold

https://www.wheretocredit.com
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For this to work you need to know your booking class - if so, try https://www.wheretocredit.com

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by mickster
Tue May 01, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2674

Re: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights

But for what it's worth, in slave class, some of the foreign carriers let you upgrade your meal to something much, much better. I've found it to always be worth the money spent. And this is where my money goes as well. The "free" food airlines serve in economy in Europe is vile (not to sp...

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by mickster
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsmart reaches 11% market share
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: jETsMART REACHES 11% MARKET SHARE

This is the correct link - https://blueswandaily.com/jetsmart-reaches-11-market-share/ - but the text has already been copy/pasted in full above. I believe though that the topic is against the rules as there is no personal contribution from the OP other than replicating the underlying information .....

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by mickster
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WIZZ AIR starts VIENNA-MADRID from February,2019
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: WIZZ AIR starts VIENNA-MADRID from February,2019

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387959
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This is already being discussed: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387959

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by mickster
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 37
Views: 7575

Re: Wizz Air Massive Vienna Expansation (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

I have no experience with TLV, but fares to LCA are far from being "crazy". I am actually flying OS to LCA in September and they had the best fare-time offer (other than LO, which arrive and depart at the insanely time of 2am ...). I am actually still quite puzzled why W6 are starting this...

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by mickster
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 37
Views: 7575

Re: Wizz Air Massive Vienna Expansation (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

Austrian Airlines is one of the most overrated airlines in Europe. Horrible onboard service coupled with some of the rudest cabin crew in the wider European area. Would you please substantiate that claim? From a personal experience point of view, I fly OS on around 50 round trips per year (a number...

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by mickster
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 45
Views: 13701

Re: Updated: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

I tried to book in this period but the website is still is a mess ... it shows a 737-800 operated by Brussels Airlines ... and as I would have bought a BEST fare, when I go to the seat selection step, it shows the typical European business class arrangement of 12 seat in the first 3 rows. Happy to p...

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by mickster
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: how to link to another thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Re: how to link to another thread

Here is an example:

[url=https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1386619]how to link to another thread[/url]


will produce

how to link to another thread

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by mickster
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eritrean Airlines at MXP?
Replies: 10
Views: 2104

Re: Eritrean Airlines at MXP?

They seem to have a website which seems to be official ... Not sure whether you already found it yourself ... List of offices, including one in Italy - http://www.eritrean.aero/offices.html Schedule, which says the flight to Milan is only on Wednesdays - http://www.eritrean.aero/schedule.html There ...

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by mickster
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Balkan Air Flight 5554
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: Balkan Air Flight 5554

https://www.bhairlines.com.

By the way, did you just join the forum 30 minutes ago to ask this question? A Google search would have produced faster results ...
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That is because you are looking for the wrong thing ... This is BH Airlines (8H) flight 5554 from EMA to BOJ. Plenty of information on https://www.bhairlines.com.

By the way, did you just join the forum 30 minutes ago to ask this question? A Google search would have produced faster results ...

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by mickster
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2690

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

@Blerg The Schengen zone at T1 is far superior than the non-Schengen one (comparing both after the renovations), in terms of both gate and "entertainment" space. - The non-Schengen zone features only 4 bridges (shared between 8 gates). There is an additional number of 16 bus gates on two l...

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by mickster
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2690

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

In addition to the early morning bank you mentioned (which I would say ends somewhat earlier, around the time the North American flights land / depart), there is also a fairly busy late afternoon / early evening bank (roughly between 16:00 and 20:00), but otherwise the airport can feel quite deserte...

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by mickster
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2690

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

I fully concur with the above. The presence of LCCs is not a must, despite these being "cheaper" regional airports (vis-a-vis e.g. VIE or MUC) - there has to be demand for their services. As many have already noted, most of the traffic is tourism driven (both inbound and outbound) and ther...

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by mickster
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2690

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

In terms of T3 (the "Austrian Star Alliance Terminal") at VIE, it depends on what you mean under "use". - There are plenty of airlines that use the departures area of T3 for check-in and baggage handling, and this also includes non-*A ones (e.g. LY, EK, KE, QR, etc.) - In terms o...

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by mickster
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2690

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

https://www.innsbruck-airport.com/en/pa ... /timetable and download the summer timetable.)
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It appears to be returning in the summer of 2018, 3x weekly on Wed, Sat and Sun. (You can go to https://www.innsbruck-airport.com/en/pa ... /timetable and download the summer timetable.)

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by mickster
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE
Replies: 28
Views: 2690

Re: 2017 stats for INN, SZG & VIE

As can be seen from the initially provided data, the difference between LON and FRA is not too big (ca. 4200). Just looking at the current timetable: - OS and LH (almost) operate a shuttle on VIE FRA with 85 connections per week - VIE LON, though having a much wider carrier choice, also has 85 conne...

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by mickster
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3661

Re: Effects of Alaska 8.9 earthquake on ANC operations

Not sure what your source is but the magnitude is actually 8.2, you can verify that with NWS.

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by mickster
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia Business class between Hong Kong and Melbourne January 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 13337

Re: Virgin Australia Business class between Hong Kong and Melbourne January 2018

Mate, amazing stuff, thank you very much for sharing. With me living on the other side of the world, there is very little chance I will ever get to fly VA, but as the poet has said, hope dies last. Hands down though, this is a far superior business class experience than what I have experienced on an...

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