Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And B...Jump to post
IAG shareholders haven't taken the news well, stock down 4.5% Probably more related to the overcapacity in Europe as per what LH said earlier this week than the order itself. Absolutely astonished by this IAG order. Absolitely out of nowhere, seemingly. I don't see these going to BA but I could abs...Jump to post
The press release has some of the loosest wording I've ever seen in a Paris air show release. The order really seems very conditional at this point. Who knows subject to what conditions and if it isn't a ploy to get airbus to lower or match their prices on what will remain to be replaced.Jump to post
Is Swiss expected to add new seasonal destinations in S20 out of GVA (like this year with ALC, IBZ, BDS or JMK)? I noticed with the upcoming new LX GVA-ALC, SCQ is by far the busiest destination in Spain out of GVA (98,000 PAX in 2018 and 2019 will certainly be over 100k) where Swiss does not fly t...Jump to post
This was coming. Eurowings is going to be LH's "Pan-European" airline, whilst Lufthansa remains the German focused national airline. My tribal instincts dont like it, but from a business perspective its a good move. Then they should paint every Lufthansa's short haul fleet to the Eurowing...Jump to post
This is fairly typical for this time of year. Spring break is basically over so the east bound flights have lighter loads and the west bounds usually have heavy loads through the first week in April then will drop off. This is the second time Spring Break was mentioned in this thread. I have to won...Jump to post
It is probably also about how terminal space is used. An arrangement that can be found at European airports is gates with jetbridges for Schengen flights on the first floor, for non-Schengen flights on the second floor (or vice versa) and bus gates on the ground floor. It means that in an area wher...Jump to post
Another Max.Thats what happens when an airline rapidly expands and is in a country that is poverty stricken.Poor maintenance,pilot error or training. If ET were crashing aircraft at the rate of Lionair I would agree - but ET hasn’t had a fatal crash in quite a while and introduced many new aircraft...Jump to post
LMAO. Lufthansa might be interested in easyJet but easyJet is certainly not interested in Lufthansa. Why would an innovative dynamic airline that looks into the future want to associate with a crappy legacy that belongs to the past? If it’s a hostile takeover then the shareholders will decide. Euro...Jump to post
vfw614 wrote:Besides that, it certainly would run into major anti-competition issues and force Lufthansa to divest of parts of its other business interests.
funnel their North America demand to those destinations like DXB, JED, BAH, CAI, and etc, allow QR to codeshare, and allow QR members earn points etc. Just a thought. There's more chance that Michael O'Leary will feature naked on an Air Italy A330 than seeing them fly MXP-DXB. No chance in hell see...Jump to post
Could they make it to JNB? Plenty of connection opportunities on BA Comair from there to the rest of South Africa plus Harare, Windhoek etc The problem with JNB is the airport is elevated at 5000+ft above Sea Level. The 787 could reach JNB nonstop from the United States, I don't think that would be...Jump to post
I would love the see the A220-100/300 in AF colours but do the aircraft offer capacity that matches AF's needs? Of course they do. Do you really think that the good idea for AF will be to replace CRJ/ERJ by a MAX10 or an A321NEO ? Lots of domestics routes can't handle large aircrafts such as CFR-LY...Jump to post
Seems C-FITW is back in service. Operated AC125/10 after being ferried to YYZ from HKG, and is about to depart as AC126/10. Phew, can finally extinguish that scheduling helmet fire!! [emoji12] Replaced by C-GHKR that is tech since yesterday at GVA. Took off and returned after hydraulic problems and...Jump to post
An order for A220 aircraft seems quite possible. Replace most of the Hop fleet and 318/319s with A220s, then order 737Max/320neo to gradually replace the existing 320 fleet.Jump to post
Quebec obviously faced difficulties from various political issues, particularly the two referenda. But that has really dramatically changed in recent years as the threat has pretty much disappeared. As has been mentioned, Quebec City has close to the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. And if you t...Jump to post
IMO seasonal ISL-IBZ would work better. Or FlyDubai or Qatar (narrow body) flying DXB/DOH-IBZ. Aegean is starting this summer ATH-IBZ, so let's see how it works. A3 served ATH-PMI for a season a few years ago and didn't come back. The problem with IBZ is it is highly seasonal, very busy in July/Aug...Jump to post
I don't know when LX took over the last time the MUC route and I disagree with you at least on the summer schedule. They increased their presence in GVA in a quite healthy and cautious way. Whatever is planned has surely undergone a proper evaluation potential and revenue-wise. If anything will be ...Jump to post
Swiss is once again taking over GVA-MUC (5x daily) from the summer schedule and will also operate 4x daily on GVA-FRA (LH will also have 4x daily service on the route). Most of these operated by CS1 aircraft. Whether LX will cut any existing destinations or frequencies remains to be seen. great, so...Jump to post
Swiss is once again taking over GVA-MUC (5x daily) from the summer schedule and will also operate 4x daily on GVA-FRA (LH will also have 4x daily service on the route). Most of these operated by CS1 aircraft.
Whether LX will cut any existing destinations or frequencies remains to be seen.
klm617 wrote:No Northwest should have stuck with Continental.
Looking at those figure, I wonder if Swissair (back then) made the right decision to focus only on Zurich. Yes it was. Back then they were the main player at an airport (GVA) that probably served around 7-8 million passengers a year. The French speaking area of Switzerland wasn't as economically dy...Jump to post
There are a lot of thin routes Hop operates that could never sustain a CRK or 190 even less a 737. Those are particularly the routes where Hop probably still has an advantage as low cost airlines won’t compete on those routes. Maybe the solution for those routes would be to have them operated by ano...Jump to post
I don't understand why isn't Iran responding by refusing the same service to Western airlines as well. They're smart enough to recognize they'd lose more on that deal than they'd gain. How exactly would they lose here? If Lufthansa was to get the same treatment Iranian airlines get in Germany then ...Jump to post
They should hire you as a CEO since you know what's best for them...I'd bet if they decided to buy some CRJ's or Embraers, there would be accolades everywhere and nobody would care about being "nearly bankrupt". One has to question soundness of their judgment when they order an aircraft t...Jump to post
AC was always choked that for decades, TS was, by far, the largest carrier between Canada and France. They decided to put an end to it, using the cheap fuel bonanza to do so. The advent of AC Rouge was the best tool to achieve this increased success (beside LYS, which is now AC). Rouge is eating in...Jump to post
Weren't they supposed to base 1 or 2 more A220 for S19 ? Cause according to the press release, six A223 and 2 A221 will be GVA-based. That's what we have already now (7 A223 and 1 A221 or am I mistaking?). Let's wait and see if they're about to announce other destinations / frequency increases? 2 C...Jump to post
Have to say I’m surprised not based on the financial aspect but security. I didn’t think we’d see BA back in Pakistan. Crew accommodation will be interesting.Jump to post
As for the site, looks like the informational http://www.lesailesduquebec.com/ is now available to english speakers without translation That link is a wee bit optimistic. It is estimating off catch phrases the A220 has the best dispatch reliability in the world. My take? :old: The cynic in me doesn...Jump to post
NCE alone is not sufficient to support such a route, but don't forget that there are around 5 million people living within 2hr drive from NCE (that's considering only the french area) I remember not long ago at NCE seeing a bus shuttle to Genoa in the parking area. So I imagine people from Genoa an...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 When you get to satellite 40, there is an extension of the corridor going the the planned satellite 8 ( the existing ones used to be called 2,4 and 6 ). Maybe they have camouflaged the door by now but I saw it built and lit up myself about 30 years ago. That time it was used to store ...Jump to post
Having said all that, the Indigo thing makes more logical sense as an investment partner than Icelandair. If it makes sense given where WOW was headed or the Icelandic workforce we will see if it goes through. It really depends what Indigo have planned for WW. Will they keep the existing (failing) ...Jump to post
It would be better to link a more reputable source like CNBC rather than an article that is poorly written.
CNBC link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/30/bill-fr ... w-air.html
Why would they pay SN? Aren't they loss making just like JP?
From what I understood they need frequencies, not capacity. I suppose FR couldn't do it.
However, haven't all of Swiss' CS100s been delivered? The CS300s which are still being delivered are more comparable to a a319 in size, not an E190... 2 CS100s and 3 CS300s left to be delivered. The original plan was that the 5 319s would be replaced by the CS300 and RJ100s by CSeries mix. LX has g...Jump to post
You can bet that had this been an A321neo or CSeries they would have been grounded by the FAA faster than it took me to write this. This is patently nonsense. Were A330s grounded after AF447? Were A320s grounded after QS8501? Were either aircraft types that crashed recently put (rushed) into servic...Jump to post
This whole situation amplifies the too comfortable relationship between the FAA and Boeing. This is not just my opinion but that of many on the inside of the industry. You can bet that had this been an A321neo or CSeries they would have been grounded by the FAA faster than it took me to write this.Jump to post