Guess the meeting did not go very well. Trump just sided with Qatar over US airline CEOs in the nastiest battle in the aviation industry https://www.businessinsider.in/trump-just-sided-with-qatar-over-us-airline-ceos-in-the-nastiest-battle-in-the-aviation-industry/articleshow/70300792.cms = Basicall...Jump to post
Formal final approval issued today. Airlines have 6-months to commence JV and must comply with terms placed on them (7-year review, reporting requirements, inventory access and/or interline code-share with other airlines including new entrants, refrain from IATA tariff coordination activities, etc) ...Jump to post
I have bin on an A333 with this layout in J. It was not cool, and it is a significant downgrade especially on a long-haul flight. What "long-haul" route did you fly?? The aircraft do not have crew rest facilities so they are limited to routes under 8-hours. As previously mentioned these c...Jump to post
Reinstated effective Sept 6th. Effective Sept. 6 (to India) and Sept. 7 (from India) New York/Newark – Mumbai (BOM) EWR-BOM: Depart 2010 Arrive 2050 (next day) BOM-EWR: Depart 2320 Arrive 0530 (next day) Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300 Frequency: Daily Effective Sept. 6 (to India) and Sept. 7 (from In...Jump to post
Suspension extended. Due to the continued restriction of Pakistani airspace, we are extending our suspension of service between EWR and BOM (Mumbai) and DEL (New Delhi) until Oct. 26, 2019 (eastbound). We are continuing to keep employees at our stations in India, as well as affected crew members, up...Jump to post
Ref 787 door. Per Boeing SOP: " Standard jet bridge connection shall be on door two, if this is not possible, connecting to door one is allowed. Connecting to door one puts the jet bridge in close proximity to the angle of attack sensor. " Jetway cab sizing can vary greatly, so in this cas...Jump to post
There was no combi option for the 19 PA 747s converted for CRAF for DOD between 1985 and 1990. It was either all pax or all cargo. One bit of trivia, after conversion the aircraft gained quite some weight which resulted in worse payload/range capability and increased fuel burn. The DOD money was lik...Jump to post
Due ongoing brush fires on Maui, the Kahului Airport (OGG) has been closed to commercial traffic tonight per Hawaii DOT. Latest HIDOT advisory: -Flights into OGG are being diverted as the fire is impacting access to the airport. -Airport staff is supporting passengers already at OGG and is planning ...Jump to post
Some random news. o THY and Cuba Ministry of Culture and Tourism signed an agreement to boost tourism. In 2018 some 18,000 Turks vacationed in Cuba. In addition, Turkish tourism companies will be given the opportunity to develop facilities in 2 new tourism zones being developed in Cuba. o As previou...Jump to post
The President does not ultimately decide this issue, Congress does. I believe it was Politico that had a good article about the subject while back stating the administration could largely slow walk or entirely ignore things including issuing presidential executive order or findings based on nationa...Jump to post
While consolidated threads can get long and messy on their own, I think its a much better solution than to talk about nearly the same subject across multiple threads. I would rather have them unified. And no, you don't need to muddle through a long thread to find what is new, that can easily be done...Jump to post
ANA announced new cabin products today. First Class "THE Suite" https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201907/img/20190711-004.png . Business Class "THE Room" https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201907/img/20190711-006.png . Premium Economy and Economy Class seats. https://www.ana.co.jp...Jump to post
Its one of seven identified future US/Canada markets by TK.Jump to post
BUR and ONT report no damage nor impacts to operations.Jump to post
SOP is for an assessment of facilities and movement surface areas. No reports of damage or injuries.Jump to post
Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communications approved 11 scheduled and 2 charter routes for startup StarLux. The authorized scheduled routes include eight from Taoyuan (TPE) to airports in Japan: Okinawa (OKA), Osaka (KIX), Fukuoka (FUK), Sendai (SDJ), Sapporo (CTS), Hakodate (HKD), Nagoya (...Jump to post
Miguel Alemán Velasco, president and owner of Interjet, has announced that he plans to sell the loss-making airline in an effort to help pay accumulated debts which sits at 7.9 times its ebitdar. While the Mexican government recently granted the company a credit guarantee of $150 million dollars for...Jump to post
One of the cofounders and former chairman of AirAsia reportedly seeking to pull together a bid for MAS.
https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/ ... s-takeover
Yes the JFK lounge has been in works for years. TAV is involved as TK does not run its own lounges generally outside of Istanbul - they are managed by 3rd party. TAV, for example, runs the TK IAD and NBO lounges, plus lounges for TK at ADB and ESB. In total TAV runs 30+ lounges in many cities, often...Jump to post
Generic place holder schedules loaded 330 days out already as others mentioned.
More realistic scheduled won't be out till winter, or at least until after the next IATA slot conference which is not until November. While true schedules won't be known till spring 2020.
Some bad news for TC-LLA. According to airporthaber and havarenmedya, a window of the 787 has been damaged by the spot lights in the hangar during press shooting. A boeing technical team has been summoned with equipment to investigate. Maybe they should have thought about the fact that 787 passenge...Jump to post
As a privately held airline they can pretty much anything they want in F41. This is just building buzz for an IPO. I remember when NK IPO’d they released earnings for the past several years that had nothing to do with what they had put in F41. While DOT dues not need GAAP numbers they do have speci...Jump to post
I think it's more an issue of certain airlines having messy operations. I have specific stats at work, but would bet that AA and WN score on the lower end especially in recent months. Regarding remotes, yes they are frequently used especially at night. The volume of flights far exceed TBIT gating ca...Jump to post
Per Airline Weekly: Sun Country is soaring. The Minneapolis-based carrier, whose 4% operating margin was worst among all U.S. airlines last calendar year, unexpectedly dazzled with a record 24% figure in the first quarter of this year. That was best among all U.S. airlines. Yes, Sun Country’s sunshi...Jump to post
As part of winter schedule update and news of additional SFO-HKG service, UA will drop its 4x weekly GUM-HKG 737 service. Last service Oct 26th.
Per internal news announcement, the Guam based aircraft will be reallocated to further expand on successful secondary Japanese markets.
As part of winter schedule update, UA will discontinue the 4x weekly GUM-HKG service effective Oct 26th.
Company statement: A truly united United Effective June 27, 2019, we are changing the name of our parent company from United Continental Holdings, Inc. to United Airlines Holdings, Inc. to show the world we’re truly a united United, aligned behind our shared purpose and values. We filed an 8-K with ...Jump to post
Continental name dropped by Holding company per SEC filing: Effective June 27, 2019, United Continental Holdings, Inc. amended its Certificate of Incorporation to change its name to “United Airlines Holdings, Inc.” The Bylaws of the Company have similarly been amended to reflect the name change, als...Jump to post
This one out of left field... Start-up carrier Bamboo Airways intends to launch Vietnam’s first direct flights to the US by early next year on a leased Airbus A380, signaling the ambition of the newest entrant to one of Asia’s fastest-growing aviation markets. Trinh Van Quyet, chairman and chief ex...Jump to post
This should indeed help a bit with utilization. The old flight arrives at 2020, and departs at 1220 the next day. So now the new flights arrival at 0610 can turn into the 1220 departure, and the old flights arrival of 2020 can turn into the 2230 departure. '902 They can also use the ORD-HKG plane a...Jump to post
Effective Oct 26th UA adds 2nd daily SFO-HKG service. UA877 SFO-HKG 2250-0610+2 772 (TuThFrSu) UA877 SFO-HKG 2305-0610+2 772 (MoWeSa) UA878 HKG-SFO 2230-1850 772 (daily) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-airlines-adds-second-daily-nonstop-service-between-san-francisco-and-hong-kong-300...Jump to post
Following U.S.-UAE Economic Policy Dialogue held in Washington both government have affirmed their commitment to the existing open skies agreement between the nations. Below from US State Department press release: Delegations from the two countries also met to discuss civil aviation matters, during ...Jump to post
You will see additional long-haul frequencies in many markets. (some already like Tokyo effective this year).
Its the natural evolution of the hub by densifying frequencies and further broadening hub waves.
I believe one of the determinants in A380 values will be if frames are parked awaiting new potential future owners versus being parted out. Having a growing number of non-active frames sit around will certainly drive down values, while parting maybe the first dozen free frames will help to some degr...Jump to post
United statement: India service suspended until 9/1 Given current events in the Middle East and the continued closure of Pakistani airspace, we have decided to suspend our service between EWR and BOM (Mumbai) and DEL (New Delhi) in India, resuming on Sept. 1, 2019 (eastbound). General managers of ou...Jump to post