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by Milka
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

So to sum up LOT's expansion at BUD: Prague (2x daily) E195 Sofia (daily) E195 Belgrade (daily) E195 Stuttgart (daily) E195 Seoul (3 weekly) B788 Effective 30.03.2020 The frames that LOT is going to base at BUD will for sure be the more recently acquired second hand E195's and the older B787-8s, lik...

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by Milka
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

A B787-8 reg SP-LRD is back in service after nearly a year of sitting on the ground. That leaves two 787-8 still out of action: SP-LRB since 04 Jun 19 SP-LRH since 28 Dec 18 The airline seems to take a while to replace those engines, are they still such an issue for other carriers? Source: https://w...

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by Milka
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT has added a fifth 738 to help cover the grounded MAX aircraft. An ex-NewGen Airways, SP-LWE has started operating for the carrier since the 14th of July and is still wearing its previous owners livery.

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by Milka
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???

MHG wrote:

But - this announcement that they start flying to Molde from oct 28 makes me wonder where the "market" is.


I think they are looking to create their own market.

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by Milka
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

That actually looks pretty terrible for high season, especially ORD (which by the way had something like a 28% LF in Feb!). My guess is, as soon as they get the permit to fly to ICN from BUD, they will close down the ORD route, but probably keep JFK. Yes ORD looks pretty bad I expect them to discon...

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by Milka
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Found some data on how LOT was doing in Budapest long-haul wise in 2018. As we can see the high season was quite decent for LOT however there is still a lot of seasonality and the LF drops significantly outside of the Summer. Mind you that last year LOT had major problems with their 787s and the air...

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by Milka
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9474

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

What has to be considered is that this airport won't be operational for another 10-15 years by which time the Polish market will have grown substantially. However, I think it is a bit too ambitious and more of a pipe dream of the current government. Poland will hold general elections this year and i...

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by Milka
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Guys, do you have any data on LOT's load factors, across their overall network and the European one? It seems they don't publish any usefull traffic statistics. Firstly, welcome to the forum (or rather first post). Unfortunately as a government owned airline LOT picks and chooses what data it publi...

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by Milka
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

It doesnt take a genius to figure out this is a bad idea. You're talking about feed (read lower yielding traffic vs. O&D) to prop up a market which last time around was probably in the 30-40 PDEW range (on a good day). I didnt know you screen scrapped native and OTA distribution channels to qua...

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by Milka
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Do you mind sharing with us an average fare one way from Europe to Vietnam? I'll give you a hint, it's not great. First of all I never said that Vietnam flights are potentially huge money makers or will have high yields. What I said was that last time LOT tried the route it was operated by an old i...

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by Milka
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Unless I am mistaken, the last attempt at HAN was, what...3 years ago? 4 maybe? It started in 2010 and went on for a few years with disastrous results, as far as I remember Yes you are mistaken like with most of the senseless negative posts you make. Hanoi was abandoned in 2012, that is 7 years ago...

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by Milka
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

So, they didn't lose enough money in Vietnam the last time around? They are hellbent to lose more? Ah a reply from the guy who is stuck in the past again, did it ever occur to you that both countries have evolved in the mean time and previously the flight was operated by a 767? Or does time stand s...

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by Milka
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

They will order more; they just do it in batches. 787-10s were thought about, maybe they will come by?? Who knows. As for routes, BKK & SGN are in the works for sure. Today they announced flights to Daxing, the new airport in Beijing making their total flights to Beijing 1x daily (they will spl...

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by Milka
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Where will they get the plane for the Daixing flights? Are they getting some more delivered? In September they take delivery of one more 789, but that one was already taken into account, when planning the winter season (in particular on 11th Sept they start New Dehli route 5x weekly). Further deliv...

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by Milka
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Does anyone know when these will be joining the fleet? Also, I wonder if some will go to Budapest or if all will be based in Warsaw. As I wrote in the post, 2 are already flying and 1 more will most likely join before the end of the month. Right now LOT needs all the E195s at WAW due to the Max gro...

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by Milka
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT is adding to its fleet: E195 SP-LNN - another ex-Azul example joined in July E195 SP-LNO - ex-Saratov airlines that never entered service with the airline but is still painted in the carriers bright orange livery with LOT sticker also joined in July E195 SP-LNP - one more ex-Azul example is set ...

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by Milka
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Four of the Max aircraft are now parked in Lublin, three on the small ramp by PZL Świdnik and one on the main ramp right in the corner of stand 10. No idea where the other two are! I definitely saw one near the LOT hanger at WAW last Monday when arriving from NCE on a 788 (SP-LRF) as the previous r...

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by Milka
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Not sure how the South-Korean traffic will cope with the negative news related to the sinking of Hableany with a loss of 27 korean lives. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_Hable%C3%A1ny Like with any tragedy, maybe a few weeks of bad press but it won't affect traffic at all. Both South Korea...

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by Milka
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

All this expansion is nice but how do they plan on fitting all those extra flights at WAW? I know the airport will get some expansion but will it be enough? Check out this thread regarding expansion at WAW http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1416259&p=21376855&hilit=waw+a...

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by Milka
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

SRQLOT wrote:

Ah good to hear! The broken propping up the broken LOL


Its quite scandalous how a brand new plane, straight out of the factory can go tech after just one single flight, what the hell is wrong with Boeing...

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by Milka
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Also don’t forget SP-LSA is it of service too, 3 weeks now? Also SP-LSA, their first 787-9 awaits new engine(s), stored. LSF went tech at YYZ due to steering problems of some sort. 787s breaking down, nothing new. And the funny thing is LOT will order more 787s sometime this year. Actually SP-LSA l...

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by Milka
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

On a separate note SP-LSF the 6th 787-9 and 14th Dreamliner overall has just been delivered to LOT and immediately flew to Toronto on a revenue flight but went tech for some reason. LOT has one more 787-9 left on order that will join the fleet this year, hopefully now with nearly all 787s delivered ...

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by Milka
Tue May 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

First rendering of what the new CPK might look like, to be honest it looks nothing special and its only a very basic sketch of what they are planning but its a first look. https://r-scale-4e.dcs.redcdn.pl/scale/o2/tvn/web-content/m/p121/i/44968aece94f667e4095002d140b5896/4011645b-831f-4c3b-9213-8bdb...

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by Milka
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

AB have 3 different configurations for their A340s ( https://www.airbelgium.com/en/on-board/seating-map ) - all of these have at least as many or more J seats as an LO 787-8. Does anyone know which config LO has operating for them? 2 out of the 3 configurations have no premium economy, but lots of ...

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by Milka
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Interesting, I wonder what that means for WAW. Are they replacing these E95s with larger aircraft such as the 737 or are they just reducing flights overall so there is room for maneuvering? There will be more used E195s joining the fleet in the near future, possibly more ex-Azul birds, nothing is c...

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by Milka
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Also it would indicate that they are planning on basing E95s in BUD since all WAW-PRG flights seem to be operated by Q400s (as per link above). Yes they are planning on basing a so far unknown number of E195s at BUD. WAW-PRG flights are operated by a variety of aircraft, including both the E170 and...

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by Milka
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Did LOT sign a contract with Rainbow Tours for these flights in the recent weeks or months? Yes, LOT will operate the following flights on behalf of Rainbow Tours from KTW Antalya Bodrum (from 25 May) Girona (from 24 May) Catania (from 2 June) Korfu (from 25 May) Kos (from 25 May) Lesbos (from 5 Ma...

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by Milka
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Sayol82 wrote:


What a detailed and informative first post on this forum, welcome and you should definitely post more often in this thread. Thank you for the contribution.

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by Milka
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

emuwarveteran wrote:

I have a feeling that this and the new airport will be the death of LCJ passenger traffic


LCJ has been in it's death rattle for some time now, the sooner they close it the better. Pointless airport that is 2-3hs drive away from WAW, KTW, POZ or GDN.

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by Milka
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Since we are on the topic of airports and possible growth options for LOT, Krakow airport just announced its expansion plans. The Terminal will be expanded from 55k to 80k m2 to increase capacity to 12 million. This is the corner stone of the 1 billion PLN airport improvement programme which also in...

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by Milka
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

A recent poll showed that an overwhelming majority of Varsovians were against the idea of building a new airport. And so I am, believe me. I really like Chopin airport and the quick ride to down town from it, so I wish they'd built a parallel runway with a brand new centre terminal. However, unlike...

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by Milka
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Yes. Planning studies show there’s certainly room for a second runway. All that’s required is burying a short section of nearby expressway. The land necessary for that expansion is mostly undeveloped. If you think the proposed plan you attached is even a remote possibility then you have no clue abo...

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by Milka
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Dude, WAW should be able to handle at least 25mln pax and 2x as many movements as it does now even with a single runway. The problem isnt the runways its asinine European curfews and artificial slot controls. Both of those factors are not a justification for building a new airport. Well you pretty ...

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by Milka
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

In fact, Gatwick does have 2 parallel runways, but they cannot be used both at the same time. There is no plan to expand Gatwick with a third runway parallel to the existing ones. In all senses practical, Gatwick will remain with its current capacity, but that is not the point. It is, rather, that ...

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by Milka
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

As oftentimes on this website, once again an argument for "my airport needs more runways or it can't ever grow". And as always, these people are reminded of the fact that Heathrow doesn't have 5 runways, but 2, and that Gatwick has a single runway in use at any given time. And they are ma...

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by Milka
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Speaking of BUD, LOT is looking at launching BUD-BEG flights with the E195 it is going to base at BUD. The airline is expanding its short-haul flying in order to help fill the long haul operations out of Budapest so I can see more routes being launched from the Hungarian capital. Source: https://www...

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by Milka
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Lack of future expansion possibilities is certainly a major problem for WAW in the long term. There might be land left to add additional terminal space and parking positions. There is not however, any space to add a 3rd runway in order to have two independent operational runways. The two intersectin...

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by Milka
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Not really. The very limited long-haul operations that Malév ever had were grossly loss-making and consisted at its peak of PEK, BKK, NYC, YYZ and CLE(maybe not even all of those all at once). Remember that even during communist times, when IF, LO, OK, RO, LZ (and SU, of course) had long-haul opera...

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by Milka
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Is LO getting some subsidies for these flights from BUD? This no one knows for sure, Poland and Hungary are quite close allies of late so that could be the case, but so far there is no proof of that. Another reason is the lack of space for widebody operations at WAW, the non-schengen part of the te...

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by Milka
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The current Polish government is not anti-EU, however it is true that it is more friendly towards the US. LOT will probably keep ordering Boeing planes unless they screw up badly again. As I have said before if they keep doing well I see B777s and the Boeing NMA joining the fleet in the 2020s. Ever...

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by Milka
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

This statement is a bit paradoxical: Poland is a member of EU, so saying that they have better relations with US than EU, is the same as saying they have better relations with USA than with themselves. If you mean they have an aversion to the UK. France & Germany "consortium", then I ...

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by Milka
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

No chance in hell that LOT is going to order any Airbus aircraft. Not only has LOT been a loyal Boeing customer since the fall of communism but the Polish Gov has better relations with the USA than with the EU.

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by Milka
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:
How many actual airbridges are there in WAW? Are they all versatile as in can all of them take either a wider or a narrow-body aircraft?


About 27 gates with airbridges if I remember correctly of which 6 can accommodate code E aircraft.

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by Milka
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I wouldn't condemn the Budapest routes after one year's of operation marred by constant cancellations or replacements with subpar leased aircraft, mainly caused by the grounding of up to 3 x 788 at a time with Trent issues. Currently SP-LRB is based at BUD since the beginning of the month and has op...

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by Milka
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The E195 fleet averages 4-5 sectors a day in recent weeks, so I'm sure there is slack. But Blue Air has frequently helped out last year with capacity so also very likely they may again.

Also SP-LVA has not flown since 21 FEB. So currently 4 MAX 8s flying.

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by Milka
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

If the investigation does not uncover the reasons miraculously fast, I also would expect LOT's fleet being grounded. It is the off season in the Polish market now, so some spares should be found as back up. Blue Air aircraft would be most likely leased. Their 787-8 fleet can't catch a break unfortun...

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by Milka
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The difference between WAW and airports like BUD and PRG is that at those airports there is no home carrier with a long-haul network of note, facilitating the entry of foreign carriers. LOT codeshares with AC on routes to Canada so there is no incentive for AC to put their mainline aircraft on the r...

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by Milka
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I do not think that it would make sense for LOT to configure a couple of their 737 MAX 8s for long-haul, that fleet is pretty small as it is and is needed for European trunk routes. LOT will most likely stick to routes that are under 5hs for the 73M like Astana, and I can see more of these type of r...

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by Milka
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

According to this article, Warsaw isn't even one of the top unserved destinations from Delhi. Makes me somewhat question whether there really is demand for the new route... https://www.anna.aero/2019/03/06/100-routes-asias-top-10-airports-non-stop-service/ I can see a couple of reasons: 1. India is...

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by Milka
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 76001

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Does LO really need the E2 right away? They could keep their costs low by using reliable, slightly older Embraer jets. From what I've seen most of them do three, four flights a day so I doubt engine efficiency plays a major role in such short flights. That is exactly what they are doing, they just ...

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