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
At the IATA slot conference in Cape Town which ended yesterday, the folks from SAW formally announced their new marketing brand as "City Airport of Istanbul" Obviously, they will work to capitalize on the fact the new airport is quite distant, yet their own facility is also quite distant a...Jump to post
Turkish Consulate, Republic of Turkey, has just declared that IST - EWR services will begin in a month's time? Any insider info, on that? (Have seen nothing on Airlineroutes, unless I totally missed it...????) Where did you read this and from which Consulate? The New York Consulate? Because Turkey ...Jump to post
Applied with DOT.
Proposed code-sharing covering the following markets:
BOM - ATQ / BLR / DEL / GOI / HYD
DEL - AMD / ATQ / BBI / BLR / CCU / COK / GAU / GOI / HYD / IXB / IVC / IXJ / IXL / IXR / LKO / MAA / PNQ / RPR / SXR / VNS
What does the open sky entail? How about ASEAN carriers' another ASEAN country-EU, and EU carriers' another EU country-ASEAN 5th/7th freedom? But will they allow it? Will Singapore allow another ASEAN airlines to operate SIN-LHR, for example? Probably not... Or will it be just a simple, unlimited 3...Jump to post
This A/C will become N480MC Operated by Atlas for its passenger division. She will have 256 seats in a first, business and int'l premium economy. Primarily used for VIP Charters like N263SG and N322SG Anybody who can tell why those two were being registered out of sequence when aquired a decade ago...Jump to post
Posted internally... Our Fleet team has sold one of the Boeing 747-400s we’ve kept in storage since we retired the fleet in late 2017, N119UA, and it departed VCV (Victorville, California) June 19 under the ownership of Atlas Air (5Y), which plans to use it for charter flights. Atlas currently has t...Jump to post
On the sidelines of the Paris Air Show it was announced that EU-ASEAN open skies deal is nearing implementation with 37 of 38 countries having agreed already. European Commission director general for mobility and transport Henrik Hololei states he expects to implement the deal by years end. https://...Jump to post
A lot of comments about how dumb it was for AF to order just 10 A380's, and now would be even dumber to retain an even smaller sub-fleet of 5...and I totally agree but...um...hello...what about ANA's REALLY DUMB (IMHO) venture of getting just THREE and for one specific route only? Has everybody for...Jump to post
How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced. You might want to check out Swiss blog post detailing their recent A340 cab...Jump to post
A bit of a slap in face of Star partner AI. United Airlines and Vistara Establish Codeshare Agreement United Airlines today announced it has entered into a new alliance agreement with New Delhi-based airline, Vistara. The agreement, effective in Fall 2019, further expands United's global route netwo...Jump to post
For myself it also continues as Not Secure. If I enter http://www.airlines.net its always non-secure http connection. Does not automatically redirect to https Additionally as atcsundevil mentions even attempting to enter https does not bring up secure connection - in my case probably more than half ...Jump to post
Indeed not sure what the business case would be to operate a small 5 aircraft subfleet, Even in best case cant be a very compelling business case. Not sure any AF routes really need the A380 for its capacity. BA has already complained about the cost of retrofitting used A380s in the past. I don’t se...Jump to post
Maintenance. Engine oil loss.Jump to post
His comments about UA's experience in secondary China markets provides interesting insight. What changed in United’s secondary city strategy was not the cities or their underlying demand, but a sharp increase in flights from first tier cities, Dias explained. Airlines discounted domestic connections...Jump to post
Takes a 2-second web search and you will find:
https://www.tsa.gov/travel/frequently-a ... ler-number
Regarding LAX-NRT, I also don't see AA dropping it. The new LAX-HND flight will have an entirely different flight schedule so it does not create overlap, while AA/JL still send a ton of connections over NRT across Asia so the loss of capacity woud be significantly leaving only single daily JL flight...Jump to post
As far as China, only 2 weeks ago Isom said.. President Robert Isom denies any plans to resume China service from Chicago American Airlines does not have plans in the near future to resume its flights from Chicago to Beijing and Shanghai, President Robert Isom said at the Wolfe Annual Global Transpo...Jump to post
As latest June 15th deadline nears, Italian government still trying to firm up the structure of the Italian railway company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) consortium rescue the bankrupt carrier. https://atwonline.com/airlines/deadline-looms-italy-works-resolve-alitalia-investor-lineup Delta seems to stil...Jump to post
MAS CEO has submitted a turnaround plan for government review. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is waiting for government approval of its turnaround plan. CEO Izham Ismail told the Malay Mail the plan was submitted and would be reviewed by July. Other media have said the plan has yet to be formally submitted...Jump to post
TK lease on the 3 KQ 77Ws extended.
https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/busine ... index.html
CEO Walter Cho says they are still working out details of Hanjin Group ownership structure, but goal was to maintain family harmony as late chairmans wife, two sisters and himself could maintain equal stakes. https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/korean-air-ceo-says-ownership-0...Jump to post
MAS CEO says outside investors "could bring MAS to the next level, in terms of funds, knowledge and experience." CEO says it would be a mistake however to sell the entire airline or shut it down, preferring outside investor instead. Apparently, Khazanah Nasional is due to announce its pla...Jump to post
Fact is T5 has hardly been an ideal home for HA with significant day to day ops challenges, so a move could have an upside. At MSC, HA will not have to contend with limitation of only 2 A330 capable widebody gates at T5 they can access which has limited their schedule flexibility at LAX and also has...Jump to post
Tentatively approved. Secretary Elaine Chao announces Department of Transportation tentatively grants antitrust immunity for American-Qantas https://afn.ajot.com/articles/full/secretary-elaine-chao-announces-department-of-transportation-tentatively-grants-antitrust-immunity-for-american-qantas Full ...Jump to post
Its an interesting situation these mainline owned hybrids find themselves when in many ways they are integral parts of their parents networks, yet outside of any alliance relationships.Jump to post
DOT tentative approval could come as soon as this week.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1T4041
The man brought in to lead a turnaround has submitted his resignation. Its pretty clear there is not much of a commitment to move ahead with the tough changes that are needed if the airline will become anything more than a drain on the national treasury. SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana has resigned According ...Jump to post
Expropriation is a dirty thing, and good the Argentine government must pay something for damages.Jump to post
Largest mainland-APAC markets YE09/2018 1. LAX-ICN - 1,091,113 2. SFO-HKG - 1,045,964 3. LAX-TPE - 1,011,489 4. LAX-HKG - 1,001,436 5. LAX-SYD - 918,232 6. SFO-TPE - 898,017 7. LAX-NRT - 878,144 8. LAX-PVG - 822,517 9. JFK-ICN - 690,404 10. SFO-ICN - 677,909 (Note: These are airport pairs. If city-p...Jump to post
The United Arab Emirates has emerged as a surprise customer for KC-46A Pegasus, having formally made a request to buy 3 of the tanker aircraft, according to manufacturer Boeing. https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2019/05/31/uae-issues-formal-request-to-buy-kc-46a-tanker-says-boeing/ =...Jump to post
And today DOT approved VN's 2016 application for SGN-LAX service.Jump to post
ICAO says Thailand achieved a standards score of 65%, which while exceeds the minimum passIng score of 60% is hardly a wringing endorsement of Thai civil aviation sector.
I am sure ICAO has many findings that will require corrective action before they seek an FAA review.
TK and Do&Co sign 15-year agreement to extend their catering joint venture.
TK will also purchase the Do&Co hotel property in Ortakoy.
https://investor.turkishairlines.com/en ... osures-380