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by BasilFawlty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3184

Re: How many languages do you know?

Dutch (native)
English
French
German

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5618

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

dobilan wrote:
any opinion if firms like Uber or Airbnb wil survive this?

Hopefully Airbnb goes bust and disappears. :twisted: It will be a blessing for cities such as Barcelona, Paris, Venice, Amsterdam and even my own city of Haarlem.

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 5874

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

The other thing to consider: how much longer does KLM plan to operate the B744 freighter? There are four remaining freighters on the active roster: PH-CKA/B/C (Boeing 747-400(ER) freighters), and PH-MPS (Boeing 747-400(BCF), Martinair livery). PH-MPS is 30 years old, and PH-CKA/B/C are approaching ...

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5618

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

Um, if your European then what a short sided comment. Does Europe , especially Greece and Spain, not need tourism revenue ? No, it isn't a short sided comment. Tourism in Greece and Spain is almost completely depending on intra-Europe traffic, for example: tourists in Spain in 2018: 82.7 million, o...

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5618

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

For travellers from inside Europe? Hopefully as soon as possible.
For travellers from outside Europe? Hopefully never.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 19882

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

Toinou wrote:
Something else?

Malaysians working in the Middle East. For the same reason there are many flights between the Middle East and India, Bangladesh, Philippines and Indonesia.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How can we better handle the next virus outbreak?
Replies: 47
Views: 2664

Re: How can we better handle the next virus outbreak?

As long as China doesn't close those wet markets all travelling to and from China should be banned.

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How can we better handle the next virus outbreak?
Replies: 47
Views: 2664

Re: How can we better handle the next virus outbreak?

Lessons we should learn from Covid19: Stop global travelling! This pandemic wouldn't have happened if people travelled only within their own regions. From now on here's how it should be: People from Europe can only travel within Europe, people from Asia can only travel within Asia, people from Nort...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6134

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

You know what is wrong? People happily willing to sacrifice grandma's life for financial gain or the economy. And the only treatments being postponed are non-urgent treatments, so don't use that pathetic excuse. This is about money, nothing more, nothing less: financial reasons are why you want to ...

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6134

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

What about the elderly who recover from this? Should they also be killed in purpose because they reached an advanced age? If they do so without hospital treatment that would be perfectly fine ofcourse. Yeah, I'd also like the see them say it to the face of their older relatives. Hah, nahhh. Why sho...

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6134

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

Let the old die this, let the old die that. Those pushing this idea don't see to grasp that this virus does NOT only kill the old or those with underlying conditions. They are the major part of the deceased, yes, but far from being the only ones. No, they aren't. So far here in the Netherlands: Aro...

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manual push back of a Wamos 744
Replies: 19
Views: 6069

Re: Manual push back of a Wamos 744

bennett123 wrote:
Where the main engines running or was that the APU?

You're hearing the APU and the airconditioning packs.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 966
Views: 150632

Re: DY about to go bust?

Blerg wrote:
Do you know by how many aircraft they have reduced their fleet in recent times?

13 738's left the fleet in 2019, 6 738's left the fleet in 2020.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 40
Views: 21300

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

It’s at MZJ for regular maintenance and will be back in service before the Hajj season starts.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 51087

Re: KLM considers A321 order

They publish a lot of rubbish, but their financial articles are usually quite good actually, like this one. I think it's a great idea, a combination of 320neo/321neo to replace the whole 737NG fleet. All -700's, -900's, and the older -800's can go to the scrapper, while the newer -800's can go to Tr...

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28970

Re: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations

Aren't many of their routes already operated by Neos or Blue Panorama anyway (like the Maldvies, Red Sea, Africa, etc)? I guess there's no real net loss of any unique routes that aren't already operated by those guys or Alitalia. They don’t have a single route indeed which isn’t already operated by...

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28378

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

738 has 33 rows (33x6=198 198-6(no row 13)-3(no 1DEF)=189 seats.
321’s will have 39 rows with 220 seats, except for the Titan ones at STN which will have 37 rows with 218 seats.

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49795

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Instanbul (SAW)

sonicruiser wrote:
When is building a runway at the edge of a cliff ever a good idea?

When is landing with a 22G37 knots tailwind ever a good idea?

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7996

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

Although obviously an exceptional diversion situation, it is one of the shortest medium sized jet aircraft flights with passengers I am aware of. Shorter route, larger aircraft, although without passengers: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/83679-qatar-air-cargo-cancels-troublesome-nine-minut...

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10319

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

The only 'safe' airline from Bristol would be Wizz Air, as they have never served Manchester (yet) nor do they have secondhand aircraft operated by previous airlines to/from Manchester. All other airlines operate to both Bristol and Manchester or have done so in the past. easyJet, Ryanair en TUI wou...

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to close two bases
Replies: 45
Views: 10164

Re: Ryanair to close two bases

What I don't understand is if the 737 MAX deliveries is the real problem, then why are they getting rid of older aircraft? If they're really need more aircraft they could extend leases or defer selling them. This year 9 737-800's have left the fleet so far: EI-DAC, EI-EPE/G, EI-ESR/W/X/Y/Z, EI-EVD.

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Global suspending flights
Replies: 51
Views: 16724

Re: Atlas Global suspending flights

Maybe they had better not added this aircraft type to the fleet, just like Wow Air would have been better off by sticking to fly A320's and A321's only? Adding widebody aircraft is always a great way for a small airline to burn money and go bust eventually. flyglobespan, bmi British Midland, WOW ai...

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Global suspending flights
Replies: 51
Views: 16724

Re: Atlas Global suspending flights

Didn’t KK also have the oldest fleet among passenger Turkish carriers? That likely didn’t help either. It will be interesting as to who tried to grab slots at outstations. Tailwind and Onurair have older fleets (as far as I know), but in comparison to them the fleet has always been kept in good con...

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13669

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

It’s for paint indeed. Once done PH-BQH will follow.

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which European flights do TUI use the B787 on?
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: Which European flights do TUI use the B787 on?

TUI Belgium:
AYT

TUI Netherlands:
AYT, PMI

TUI UK:
AGP, ALC, AYT, BOJ, DBV, DLM, FUE, HER, KGS, LCA, LPA, MAH, PFO, PMI, PUY, RHO, SID, TFS

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by BasilFawlty
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan adding an A330
Replies: 6
Views: 3524

Re: Titan adding an A330

Looks and sounds like ex. N508AV (MSN 1508) which is currently stored at LDE.

TC957 wrote:
Perhaps Jet2 will take them since they are expanding and used 738's are getting scare due to the MAX grounding ?

Jet2 will take 7 ex. TCX A321's.

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 737NG's has been converted to freighter so far?
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: How many 737NG's has been converted to freighter so far?

-700:
Alaska Airlines 3
SpiceJet 3

-800:
Air Algerie 1
ASL Airlines Belgium 2
ATRAN 2
Ethiopian 2
Southern Air 4
SpiceJet 1
West Atlantic UK 4

Have I missed any?

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by BasilFawlty
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18818

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

Probably nowhere, with again a few NG's leaving the fleet.

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't KL and BA fly to Casablanca(CMN)?
Replies: 14
Views: 4137

Re: Why doesn't KL and BA fly to Casablanca(CMN)?

HV operates AMS-CMN with KL codesharing.

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by BasilFawlty
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 14067

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

jetwet1 wrote:
How many slots did Thomas Cook have ?

8 based 321’s doing four sectors a day and 1 based 332 for longhaul. I would say the number of slots would be something in the region of 17 daily slot pairs.

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by BasilFawlty
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes
Replies: 63
Views: 14776

Re: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes

VS are prime candidates for the TCX* series A332’s at around 10-11 years old. They are perfect aircraft to expand the MAN ops and fill some of the long haul void left by TCX. Why on earth would they want to add three more oddballs to an existing fleet of just four other temporary oddballs which wil...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..
Replies: 23
Views: 5612

Re: Easyjet Heathrow ambitions ..

Easyjet at Heathrow is a waste, when the third runway does arrive full service airline from around the world will fill its slots day one. There are plenty London airports for the LCC airlines. You are aware that a large part of the current slots are already in the hands of a LCC airline? It's calle...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 14094

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
marcogr12 wrote:
Westjet is just about the only one left that operates them in significant numbers. JANET has a handful and Air Algeria has a few, but that's about it.

69 built, after SAS retires their last 3 there will be 30 left: WestJet 13, Janet 6, Tunisair 6, Air Algerie 5.

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125752

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Blerg wrote:
Diplomats and government officials. Even EU officials in Cyprus (Commission and Parliament) fly with Aegean via Athens, they have some sort of a corporate agreement with them.

If that’s true then what’s the purpose of Ryanair flying BRU-LCA-BRU? As that’s a PSO route.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe operations Exeter
Replies: 14
Views: 2948

Re: Flybe operations Exeter

A380MSN004 wrote:
Is there an official reason from Flybe explaining why they are removing some of the E Jets from the fleet?

They never liked them, they’ve been trying to offload them for years now.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 40
Views: 21300

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

Any picture so we can see for ourselves if it exited the runway ? I second this comment. Surely there must be some photos at least, even though we know it didn’t leave the runway. I agree as well. I can't seem to find any photos for some reason, which is surprising because you would think that ther...

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 40
Views: 21300

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

bennett123 wrote:
According to Flightradar24, it landed at Kano at 13:26 on the 5th.

By 19:49, it had flown to Jeddah.

By 09:38 the next day it had flown back to Lagos.

Clearly no significant repairs had been needed.

The incident was on the 7th and the aircraft is still on the ground at Minna since.

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 10300

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Everything from the current decade: 737MAX, 777X, 787, A220, A320neo, A330neo, A350, etc. because everything sounds the same and everything looks terrible these days. :talktothehand:

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by BasilFawlty
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to AMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2087

Re: Trip to AMS

I definitely want to check out Haarlem. And I’ve read that residents of the area sometimes find tourists annoying, so I’m going to be the best tourist I can. I live in the historic centre of Haarlem and in general I don’t mind tourists. With your attitude of behaving properly you should be fine. I ...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HV announces RTM-EDI/BIO/PEG
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: HV announces RTM-EDI/BIO/PEG

sunking737 wrote:
Anyone know how many HV jets are going to SY this winter in the US??

2x 738.

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HV announces RTM-EDI/BIO/PEG
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: HV announces RTM-EDI/BIO/PEG

flyjay123 wrote:
EDI is the first British destination for HV from the Netherlands


HV used to fly LGW - AMS not sure when it stopped.[/quote]
They also flew AMS-STN, RTM-STN, RTM-LTN and AMS-PIK.

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: 11 extra planes, 27 new routes in Poland
Replies: 20
Views: 4624

Re: Ryanair: 11 extra planes, 27 new routes in Poland

From the closure of other bases, such as TFS, LPA, ACE and FAO.

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by BasilFawlty
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 23593

Re: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership

It probably means they'll stop operating September 11th.

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by BasilFawlty
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft retirement thread.
Replies: 30
Views: 5341

Re: UK aircraft retirement thread.

British airways- A319- older examples are currently being withdrawn, 15 more are due to leave by the end of 2020. Believe G-EUOH & G-EUPX will leave in this month . Sep 19: G-EUOE/H Oct 19: G-EUPX Nov 19: G-EUOB/C/D/F/G/I Dec 19: G-EUPE Jan 20: G-EUPW Sep 20: G-EUPA Oct 20: G-EUPB Sep 20: G-EUP...

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by BasilFawlty
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 28161

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

The same applies to cutting the cleaning crew down to 1 person on the turn, it will not improve turn times and passengers will quickly notice dirty airplanes unless B6 expects their FA's to step in and become de facto cleaners in between flights. Why not? Several European LCC's have been doing this...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long do you think the Airbus A220 Family will be in service?
Replies: 17
Views: 3117

Re: How long do you think the Airbus A220 Family will be in service?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
EMB 190.

:confused: Almost 600 E190’s have been delivered so far, nearly identical to the E175 numbers.

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125752

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Beauvais has a very strict night curfew, which is also the main reason why Ryanair hasn’t opened a base there so far.

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 27995

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

2 Thomas Cook Airlines Actually these were ordered and operated by JMC Air in the first few years. ;) but the bigger issue is that there won't be a market for the airplane as a flying aircraft if none of the three existing RR 753 operators want it. We don't know that yet, so far it seems only Condo...

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by BasilFawlty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125752

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Blue Air has a base in LCA and they overfly Turkey, so most likely not true.

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