Mesa Air Group says it is planning to test home delivery of food and beverages via drones in Nevada. The regional airline is teaming up with Nevada based drone maker Flirtey to offer food deliveries to less densely populated parts of Reno. The drones can carry up to 8 pounds the equivalent of four l...Jump to post
RONs are AS/QX - 5 AA - 6 DL - 4 NK - 1 WN - 8 UA - 6 2020 thread >>> https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1430281 I would not use 2020 as a baseline reference for the fact that in 2021 the airport's flight and passenger cap rose in accordance with the airport's updated 2014 community set...Jump to post
The 2022 allocation is as follows. Air Canada - 1 Alaska/Horizon - 19 Allegiant - 3 American - 18 Delta - 11 FedEx - 0.7 Frontier - 3 Southwest - 57 Spirit - 5 Sun Country - 1 United/Skywest - 21 UPS - 0.6 WestJet - 2 No new entrant for 2022. I wont get into the RON parking or seat allocation unless...Jump to post
Think its going to be fascinating to watch as the training wheels come off, and airlines must stand on their own having accumulated huge debt piles and living in a depressed revenue environment.
Very likely to have many quarters if not years of real red ink moving forward imo.
Bye bye 9V-SKH https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCEcAOcXsAoDeiv?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCEcAOcXsAoDeiv?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCDnBknWUAMbL-A?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCEcAOcXsAoDeiv?format=jpg&name=mediumJump to post
Turkey's trade and footprint in Africa continue to grow. Obviously, TK is a valuable instrument in this policy.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Evw35P4WQAI ... name=large
While still waiting on formal AOC, JD's first plane is a 737-800BCF B-221L leased from GECASJump to post
This is only 7 weekly additional flights compared to today. Does anyone know how this will increase over the time? Qatar wants to serve DUS and HAM ASAP, but under these regulations only one will be possible if they want daily flights to each Destination. Yes, the number of frequencies to Belgium, ...Jump to post
The EU and Qatar finally signed their open-skies agreement originally negotiated in 2019 after being held up due internal EU dispute over Gibraltar. At the behest of European carriers, some capacity caps will remain in place until 2024 on flights to Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and Netherlands al...Jump to post
First, its not just against AMS but also covers Eindhoven and Rotterdam and seeks to stop new allocation rules set to come into effect Q3 2022 in the Netherlands. IATA contends the new rules which were implemented unilaterally go against both EU regulations, and IATA members agreement on a global sy...Jump to post
Personally, I love the concept. Makes the U.S. arrival end so much easier not having to worry about the hassle and unknown time it might take for immigration and customers clearance after what could be a very long journey. Also from a security perspective, it keeps potential inadmissible or problema...Jump to post
PAL filed its plan or reorganization disclosure statement and solicitation of votes for the plan
http://www.kccllc.net/pal/document/2111 ... 0000000001
November 8th is the day U.S. will require international travellers to be fully vaccinated and lift the previous blanket bans.
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-to-a ... -8-2576676
After sitting in TLS for 2 years, ANA's 3rd A380 MSN266 JA383A headed to Narita. ANA9398 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA9398/history/20211015/0926Z/LFBO https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBwY7_6XEAIv0DB?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBwY7_6XEAIv0DB?format=jpg&name=4...Jump to post
Apollo Global Management accused Aeromexico of breach of its financing agreement and issued a notice of default alleging final valuation material sent to creditors failed to meet DIP credit agreement.
Still for sale. GlobalJet Monaco appointed exclusive agent.
Mere 1,741 hours on frame
And DOJ indicted Mark Forkner the former Boeing pilot for fraud.
https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndtx/pr/fo ... cted-fraud
The Points Guy article mentioned 26 March for LAX, IAD, and EWR to Tokyo Haneda, but it seems like that start date is wishful thinking versus a solid announcement. I would see Japan being more cautious to open up quickly. Their current policy still requires a 10 day quarantine and a second negative...Jump to post
Related, TSA says about 40% of its workforce remains unvaccinated.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/13/politics ... index.html
TSA Administrator David Pekoske says the agency is preparing contingency plans to deal with staff shortages.
Group of transportation industry employees has formed a group called US Freedom Flyers to push back against mandates that infringe on individual and religious liberty and bodily autonomy.
They noted domestic corp travel at 40% of 2019 level as of September, up from 30% in June.
The growth was "below expectations" as growth paused in July. SME driving growth, as large enterprises still not doing much business travel and continue to delay return to offices.
Selling more shares again - up to 9,200,000.
There is the small issue of $1.4bil in prepayments made by Turkey to Lockheed for the F-35 that needs to be settled and was brought up again a couple week ago during sideline meetings at the UN General Assembly. And here we are only days after with this F-16 news. I suspect LM be amendable to roll m...Jump to post
AA updated it guidance.
Looking at slim Q3 net income of $135-190mil after $1.04 billion Treasury Payroll Support Program.
Revenue for Q3 was down 24-28% vs 2019.
Q4 and beyond should be interesting as the government cheese ends.
Embraer and NetJets signed a continuing deal for up to 100 additional aircraft. As part of the deal, NetJets will begin taking delivery of the Phenom 300E in the second quarter of 2023, for both U.S. and European ops. NetJets signed its initial Phenom 300 order back in 2010 for 50+75 options and cur...Jump to post
Now that I can announce it, the FX slot was reallocated to Southwest.
Of the 4 carriers on the slot waiting list, only WN and AA expressed interest in the vacated slot. As a result of this allocation to WN, AA ends up in #1 spot on the waiting list for future allocation priority.
Report UAE shipping company Aramex seeking to purchase MNG. I suspect they view MNGs domestic delivery service, not the airline as the primary objective. [ I am not missing the point. Currently the EU has agreements with Morocco, Israel, Jordan and Georgia that allow full access to both sides and th...Jump to post
Open question to everyone, would it not work better for them to operate 2-3 wide-body only and serve the following destinations 2x weekly each? PAR, LON, BRU, FRA, MXP, MOW, PEK, PVG, BOM, JNB No, longhaul and supporting a small fleet for it has been a historic loss-maker, particularly when you hav...Jump to post
Avianca’s new CEO Adrian Neuhauser does not share the optimistic prognosis of a full business travel recovery. Instead, he sees a significant decline going forward :shock: “The threshold for a meeting to be in person has gone up,” he said. “We don’t think it’s a [down] 20 percent issue or 30 percent...Jump to post
Yesterday heard an interview with Linda Rutherford VP of Communications at Southwest who said by July leisure travel was equal or exceeding historic norms, though the delta variant by August had knocked that back. She also said biz travel remains down 65%. Additionally learned from her that SWA is n...Jump to post
Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) says review of Korean Air’s proposed takeover of Asiana Airlines will be completed by year-end.
http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... y-december
Lots of unusual weather around Southern California last night. Many flights including DL462 got caught up with inbound holding for LAX due to weather which was further exasperated having to turn the airport around couple times due wind shifts. Unfortunately, 462 was one of many that could not hold l...Jump to post
They loaded flights to the US
FCO-JFK eff 04NOV21
FCO-MIA eff 01MAR22
MXP-JFK eff 02MAR22
FCO-BOS eff 02MAR22
FCO-LAX eff 01JUN22
https://www.itaspa.com/content/itaspa/i ... ights.html
Hopefully, they won't fall for the pressure. They have tried travel bubbles with various nations and they have failed as COVID cases get imported. Also currently things are not exactly doing well in Singapore either, so let them sort out the high rate of cases internally before having to deal with o...Jump to post
Gate Gourmet now also laying off 536 in California. Cuts come as government funding expires and the company is left with additional employees beyond its business needs to serve a reduced volume of flights. https://www.dailynews.com/2021/10/04/airline-caterer-gate-gourmet-laying-off-247-workers-at-lax/Jump to post
In 2010 European Council and Turkey signed a so-called "horizontal" aviation agreement that removes nationality restrictions in the bilateral air services agreements between EU member states and Turkey. This agreement will allow any EU airline to operate flights between any EU member state...Jump to post
Yes EK has been A380 since Friday Oct.1st
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE ... /OMDB/LTFM
Per court docket, PAL received court approval to access its debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing totaling US$505 million.
DIP financing comprises a $250 million first-lien secured Tranche A multi-draw term loan, and a second lien secured Tranche B multi-draw term loan facility of $255 million.
Bankruptcy court has approved Nok Airlines restructuring plan.
http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... estructure
Canada issued health advisory for passengers that arrived on TK75 into YVR on Sept. 26 that the flight carried a COVID-infected person. This apparently was the 16th infected person that arrived on TK since August 1st.
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/disease ... s/covid-19
Maybe I should've made myself clearer. İntercontinental flights rather than European. Although when I flew to Berlin at the end of August, both TK and PC's flights were eyewatering in cost. Used SunExpress instead. On a personal level, even though I'm gold elite with TK, I'm starting to prefer Pega...Jump to post
New research has uncovered more details about risk of Covid-19 transmission on planes including a sharp increase in the possible spread during in-flight meal service and the importance of precautions during boarding and deplaning. Also no surprise newer variants have changed the risk equation compar...Jump to post
AM tonight filed their POR (Plan of Reorganization) with the court. Initial hearing on October 11th. Highlights of their proposed business strategy: o Strengthen and leverage Mexico City hub by improving network/schedule and enhance connectivity. o Maximizing a streamlined fleet o Rebuild and restor...Jump to post
Yes, weak in the northeast which they previously have characterized as primarily the key NYC market. AA has publicrly stated they have been loss-making in NYC for years, and due restrictions - be it slots, or facilities really had no means to organically scale up enough to match DL or UA. As a compa...Jump to post
There is a bit of a back story on the pair of 737s. They were both purchased by the Israeli government, not by the airline. They agreed aircraft would remain government property and LY bearing cost of maintenance and insurance and operate them. From a practical point the fleet was mostly focused on ...Jump to post
Vasu Raja was interviewed this week by Ben Baldanza on Airline Confidential Some highlights. o COVID is an opportunity to reset the airline o AA biggest product strength is its organic network, and its biggest product weakness is its organic network o Airline is strong with huge customer draw in mar...Jump to post