The EWR 787-10 news has been out for several months and discussed. The GUM news announced internally is that GUM 737 base will need more pilots as it will see add'l Japan flying for S19 as the high-density 777s are rotated away again for peak summer Atlantic flying. This was also posted in the curre...Jump to post
As far as gifts, receiving VIP aircraft is not unheard of, especially aircraft that used to belong to Gulf states and Saudi's. For instance, Qatar has gifted aircraft to Lebanon and Pakistan as well. Also lets remember Turkey received one of its A319CJ as a "gift" from the Italian governme...Jump to post
According to http://www.airturkhaber.com/haberler/thyden-cuma-aksami-operasyonu/ around 75 job rotations, mostly on international country management level at TK. That seems like a huge rotation! Which principle is TK following here? Change every 3-4 years? Also, I'm amazed about the fact that basic...Jump to post
For those TK credit card customers, the company extended its Miles&Smiles co-branding agreement with Garanti Bank for another 5-years till 2023. My deep apologies for my ignorance: Can TK carry cargo between the two other airports, until reaching thei last destination? (Something like 5th Freedo...Jump to post
Geography and distance certainly does not help the Bay Area case, but LA basin is by far the larger local market.
Even Latin carriers that do serve the Bay Area, AM, AV, CM, Y4, etc do so with far lower frequency than they do out of LA.
Seems GA swings from one drama to another rather frequently these last few years. While there is so much opportunity in Indonesia, GA seemingly has not figured out to harness it. Certainly, inept government intervention continues to harms chances of success. Sadly the market is getting ever more com...Jump to post
Thai domestic market which is the bread and butter activity of Smile is a wash with strong LCC competitors - Nok, AirAsia, Thai Lion, etc, and results one of the lowest yielding markets globally. Smile certainly does not have the lowest cost base to start with and offering lower density 2-class prod...Jump to post
Plus all the U.S. cargo operators that run scheduled and charters in the region.Jump to post
Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has expressed interest in buying General Electric Co.’s plane-leasing unit, said people with knowledge of the matter. At a meeting between GIC Pte. and GE officials, fund executives asked whether the Boston-based company would consider selling all or a part of GE Ca...Jump to post
Any caterer can essentially make anything. It's really up to the individual airline driving specs and cost.
Yes Do&Co has concepts like the flying chef, but at the end product is still very much reliant on client airlines requirements and its budget.
Lets see if we find out what inside the "revised" business plan due to be submitted this week and what ideas the new president might have for the airline. A government board rejected plans to acquire 23 aircraft over concerns about TG's financial status and market conditions. Board says it...Jump to post
Its been known TK has been working on a new biz seat for 2+ years now. There were many design alternatives and long lead times for production. I know they hoped to have something this year, but like all these type of projects, things get delayed. Sounds like they are confident enough to have the pro...Jump to post
Wow that's great, BA's catering in premium cabins is probably the worst I have tried. This should be a big step up. Virtually any caterer can make anything. It comes down to an airlines spec and budget. While Do&Co has its own concepts like flying chef, its up to the individual airlines to desi...Jump to post
Air China, has announced plans to sell its 51% shareholding in Air China Cargo for US$358 million amid uncertainties in international trade and cutthroat competition. Following the divestment, Cathay Pacific Airways will hold the remaining 49% in the carrier. Capital Holding is a wholly-owned subsid...Jump to post
Delta Air Lines is looking for a partner to run its Monroe Energy refinery Trainer, the airline's adventurous six-year-old experiment in producing aviation fuel. Delta announced that it has hired Barclays Bank and Jeffries LLC to seek out potential joint-venture partners for the Delaware County ref...Jump to post
RDD has been wanting LAX for awhile and felt left out when ACV got it. I’m sure they’re pleased now. RDD has slowly been building up the past couple years. Since losing its QX link in 2011 to LAX, Shasta County has been beating doors trying to get an LA basin flight back. Regarding the DL changes: ...Jump to post
Its part of the broader network realignment between EWR and IAD hubs. Bunch of mostly UAX markets will lose their link to EWR.Jump to post
Was there not at the very least a tacit understanding in the deal signed between the US and UAE back in May that no further fifth-freedom flights would be launched between Europe and the U.S.? Per the White House what was clarified was simply that UAE carriers had “no current plans” to add addition...Jump to post
Tim Clark at this weeks Aviation Festival event in London says its U.S market has recovered and is considering adding back previously canceled second frequencies in markets like BOS and LAX. He also says they are considering secondary US cities - and could access them using smaller 787-9 or 777-8 ai...Jump to post
GA has codeshares to US with DL(LAX) and CI(SFO). Let's see if these new JAL codeshares are additional ones or replacements.Jump to post
Never quite understood why Bombardier hung on to so many questionable orders, especially LOIs.
For example, the AtlasGlobal one dates back to 2011. Its been pretty obvious from the silence, they were not going to take the type, and instead are focusing on A320-321-330 family instead.
AtlasGlobal gearing up to dry-lease pair of A330-200s this winter. This is separate from the 3 Egyptian A330s they have had on wet-lease from Air Leisure primarily used AYT charters. The dry-lease A330 first of which is due in November and 2nd in March 2019 will serve scheduled service routes on bus...Jump to post
United Airlines is planning to invest $200 million in upgrades to Hawaii airport facilities officials said. United CEO Oscar Munoz said the investment will be geared for modernizing the tools and resources employees use at airports in the state, aiming to give customers a better experience. United i...Jump to post
Except this is an airline not a leasing company, and two they are not selling the frames to then turn around and lease them for their use as a number of carriers have done Except they are an aircraft leasing and asset company. As stated prior, in 2013 they formed an Irish subsidiary (Artic Aircraft...Jump to post
Norwegian since 2013 has had an asset and leasing subsidiary based in Ireland and lease planes to customers like HK Express in addition to parent subsidiaries. So why doesn't every carrier do it, especially one with good free cash flow like Delta? Norwegian can't compete with leasing companies - the...Jump to post
Their CFO Geir Karlsen back in June stated they held option to divest up to 140 frames, either by leasing them out or selling them. This you can probably remember was always part of their plan and why they over ordered including the 32x fleet type they dont even operate. He states they believed they...Jump to post
Thailand has maintained very liberal air service agreements for many decades and a formal blanket open-skies policy since 2001 as a central policy to encourage more air service to foster inbound tourism. Additionally, recent further liberalization under the ASEAN Single Aviation Market Agreement tha...Jump to post
Well atleast fleet wise there is one less model.
Last 737-400 retired just yesterday and they had a retirement party.
Its all much of the same. Nothing will really change so long as the company is under government tutelage. Yes management teams come and go, and new plans are drawn up, but each is too unsubstantial to make much of a difference. A colleague back in Feb/Mar had a project for one of the local banks on ...Jump to post
As always don't mistake high load factors for profits.
As stated above if UA or anyone else believed they could make money on the route, they would be there doing it.
Even EK dropped it's 6th freedom route via HAM.
For those that blame BA, they are partially right.
While AA has a slimmed down country and regional sales office with a small management team in Frankfurt left over from legacy days, much of the sales and marketing work in the region have been handed over to BA part of the JV.
TK selected Rockwell Collins MiQ seat for the business class cabin of its fleet of A321NEO on MAX. https://www.rockwellcollins.com/Data/News/2018-Cal-Yr/IS/20180828-MiQ-business-class-seats-Turkish-Airlines.aspx https://www.rockwellcollins.com/-/media/images/news-and-events/news/2018/is/a321neo-busi...Jump to post
EI has been looking at Asia since the 1980s. At the time Japan had all the allure. A certain young UK 747 carrier even jointly studied offering a Dublin service as part of its own Tokyo flights in the 1990s, but the numbers did not pencil out.Jump to post