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by Billy
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's American Eagle Adds Miami-Mexico Link
Replies: 29
Views: 4633

RE: AA's American Eagle Adds Miami-Mexico Link

The ATR is being used to handle diving tanks. Unless there is a huge growth in traffic, a 737 is not on the cards. Hotel capacity in <acronym title="Cozumel - International (CZM / MMCZ), Mexico">CZM</acronym> has been much slower to rebuild after Wilma, and the hotels are generally full, so it is ha...

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by Billy
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CPH Long Haul Expansion?
Replies: 29
Views: 4663

RE: CPH Long Haul Expansion?

AC operated <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> a few years ago, but <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym> did ...

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by Billy
Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia Cargo To Curacao Booming?
Replies: 15
Views: 3378

RE: Colombia Cargo To Curacao Booming?

CUR has a free trade zone. People come to 'shop' for appliances and so forth. The JM flight is also popular with traders coming to CUR to buy goods at duty-free prices.

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by Billy
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA 777-300ER At MAN?
Replies: 23
Views: 8200

RE: PIA 777-300ER At MAN?

KHI747,

I am delighted to hear about their optimism - I hope that it is rewarded. It must have seriously dented their image when they were put on the watch list. All Pakistani airlines say that they are feeling a new tighter supervision from the Pakistani CAA.

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by Billy
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA 777-300ER At MAN?
Replies: 23
Views: 8200

RE: PIA 777-300ER At MAN?

Pakistan CAA officials are in Europe this week hoping to sort out the ban on some of their aircraft. Hopefully they will be successful.

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by Billy
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 8
Replies: 206
Views: 24400

RE: Manchester UK News 8

GayRugbyMan, Who is Martin Jeans at Monarch? I have heard of a Tim Jeans.

Also a couple of new long hauls have applied for MAN slots. Surprised they have not been picked up.

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by Billy
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am And TWA Intra-European Service
Replies: 44
Views: 13409

RE: Pan Am And TWA Intra-European Service

There used to be a regular 737-200 into HEL operated by PA. Not sure where it flew to but the operation did not last long.

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by Billy
Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia (JED/RUH/DMM) To AUH
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

RE: Saudi Arabia (JED/RUH/DMM) To AUH

To give you an idea of numbers, there are 30,000 annual <acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (Nadia) International (AUH / OMAA), United Arab Emirates">AUH</acronym> pax from Eastern Province. <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> is around 90,000. All other p...

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by Billy
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia (JED/RUH/DMM) To AUH
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

RE: Saudi Arabia (JED/RUH/DMM) To AUH

Pearson, you are right about <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> being the largest local market. However, the Saudis will not relax their deal with UAE carriers as they see them bleeding traffic to Asia. <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab ...

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by Billy
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was BA So Short Lived In SJO?
Replies: 18
Views: 5114

RE: Why Was BA So Short Lived In SJO?

BA did well in the front cabin to <acronym title="Alajuela (San Jose) - Juan Santamaria International (SJO / MROC), Costa Rica">SJO</acronym>. They really struggled down the back. They could not tap into the big connecting markets via <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LG...

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by Billy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 New Routes For Viva Aero Bus
Replies: 6
Views: 15777

20 New Routes For Viva Aero Bus

Lots of new routes to be operated by Viva Aerobus (20 in all) with plans for a <acronym title="Guadalajara - Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International (GDL / MMGL), Mexico">GDL</acronym> base and <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym> and <acronym title="S...

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by Billy
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DMM: Why So Big?
Replies: 5
Views: 4972

RE: DMM: Why So Big?

I think that the construction company was Bechtel, who tend to gold plate their airports in Saudi Arabia. I have recently been to a presentation of the new <acronym title="Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International (JED / OEJN), Saudi Arabia">JED</acronym> airport, and it is going to be similarly over-sp...

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by Billy
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Starting New Destinations
Replies: 11
Views: 5453

RE: China Southern Starting New Destinations

Expect another African destiantion to be served by another Chinese carrier soon.

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by Billy
Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Fokkers 100s For Click!
Replies: 11
Views: 4321

RE: More Fokkers 100s For Click!

I heard that Click wanted them to remain N-registered, as did the leasing company. The Government wanted them XA-registered. Apparently there are implications, but not sure what.

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by Billy
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To Cancun - Help Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 4149

RE: Flights To Cancun - Help Needed

Lightsaber,

Go to ASUR.com.mx

ASUR is one of the consortia that operates in Mexico. It runs nine airports and there is aprofile of each airport on the site, including pax traffic and local links to the hotel associations etc.

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by Billy
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Cancels HUY
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

RE: Ryanair Cancels HUY

That was certainly the tone of their press release.

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by Billy
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Cancels HUY
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Ryanair Cancels HUY

Heavily previewed, but <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> has finally gone public and confirmed the end of the <acronym title="Humberside (Hull) - Kirmington (HUY / EGNJ), United Kingdom">HUY</acronym>-<acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> route fro...

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by Billy
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZM: The SXM Of Mexico?
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

RE: CZM: The SXM Of Mexico?

That house you see at the end/beginning of the runway belongs to the President of Mexico, I believe. His wife usually spends time there and there is a gunboat offshore to keep things sweet. I also think that there is an air force base on the left hand side of the picture. So taking pics or loitering...

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by Billy
Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Ever Served South America?
Replies: 22
Views: 4831

RE: SAS Ever Served South America?

Not really South America but I was looking at an old <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym> timetable from 1974 and was amazed to see that they ran a DC-8 to Port of Spain and Barbados. It was a once per week thing and stopped somewhere en route. I will have to c...

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by Billy
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Blue Mileage For AF "Z" Class
Replies: 6
Views: 8547

RE: Flying Blue Mileage For AF "Z" Class

I have travelled on Z tickets and received the full amount. In fact my last trip was on a Z and I got upgraded to F.

Enjoy the trip and the service.

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by Billy
Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Discontinue Service To Glasgow
Replies: 80
Views: 11855

RE: AA To Discontinue Service To Glasgow

They do not want to be operating 757s with the old domestic F product across the Atlantic appears to be the issue.

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by Billy
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Discontinue Service To Glasgow
Replies: 80
Views: 11855

RE: AA To Discontinue Service To Glasgow

I heard that the latest economics of the <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> was excellent. The only reason for canning t...

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by Billy
Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.net Fiesta Meeting In Cancun. 1st Week Of Sept.
Replies: 15
Views: 3586

RE: A.net Fiesta Meeting In Cancun. 1st Week Of Sept.

Am coming to Mexico City this weekend. CUN is so expensive on a domestic ticket. Heard that Mexico City is tough to get around due to strikes at the moment.

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by Billy
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Discontinue Service To Glasgow
Replies: 80
Views: 11855

RE: AA To Discontinue Service To Glasgow

The problem <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> has hubbing via <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> is that <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym> simply has not got...

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by Billy
Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 6
Replies: 163
Views: 16868

RE: Manchester UK News 6

Not on alitalia.co.uk they are not.

The plane has been reassigned.

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by Billy
Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 Slots At LGW
Replies: 13
Views: 3856

RE: Jet2 Slots At LGW

LGW has such a late booking profile that they can release the schedules later with no appreciable impact on bookings.

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by Billy
Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Memories Of Northwest Orient In The 80's
Replies: 27
Views: 11350

RE: Your Memories Of Northwest Orient In The 80's

I took a trip to the US using their unlimited standby tickets that they sold in Europe. $298 got you as many rides on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> in a calendar month as long as you arrived on an international ticket. It also covered PSA so I went up and down the West Coast...

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by Billy
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 5
Replies: 230
Views: 21738

RE: Manchester UK News 5

Yes, I notice that it is still in the schedule but I have been trying ot book an <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> trip in November today and yesterday and it shows an error message. Also, tried booking something on the day before the end of the ...

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by Billy
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 5
Replies: 230
Views: 21738

RE: Manchester UK News 5

I suspect that the route is not making money. They overnight their crews in <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>. I have flown them twice and had some dirt cheap fares for what I got (6 flights for about £120 round trip). They will not be d...

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by Billy
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 5
Replies: 230
Views: 21738

RE: Manchester UK News 5

Picking up on a point I made earlier, the AZ is no longer bookable from the start of the winter season. The plane is off somewhere more profitable.

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by Billy
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss At BSL
Replies: 29
Views: 3499

RE: Swiss At BSL

A New York service is due, but Novartis (I think) would not use it, preferring to lease a <acronym title="Bitburg (BBJ / EDRB) (closed), Germany">BBJ</acronym> for their needs. Is that their hangar being constructed at the Basle end of the airport? I know that the airport had a build an access bridg...

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by Billy
Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 5
Replies: 230
Views: 21738

RE: Manchester UK News 5

It is showing as an AR1 for the duration of the season - in at 15.40, out at 16.10. Rebuilding a BSL operation with 3/week is a strange way to take on EZYSwiss, who will be operating a 319 and a 12.20 departure ex MAN

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by Billy
Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 5
Replies: 230
Views: 21738

RE: Manchester UK News 5

In a word 'no'.

Oddly enough LX has applied for 3/week Basle too.

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by Billy
Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 5
Replies: 230
Views: 21738

RE: Manchester UK News 5

Heard the same about EZY Swiss slots. It seems that <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> is not enjoying its time in <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>. Some very cheap fares out there. <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acro...

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by Billy
Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?
Replies: 18
Views: 4513

RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

They need the slots at LGW for their expansion. I suppose the irish routes did not work out.

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by Billy
Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BMI LHR-MOW For November Launch
Replies: 15
Views: 3906

Rumor: BMI LHR-MOW For November Launch

They are looking for tags to the <acronym title="Dammam - King Fahd International (DMM / OEDF), Saudi Arabia">DMM</acronym> service, but flying to <acronym title="Dammam - King Fahd International (DMM / OEDF), Saudi Arabia">DMM</acronym> with an A321??!! and then on to ?? Muscat? Shahjah? Doha? And ...

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by Billy
Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BMI LHR-MOW For November Launch
Replies: 15
Views: 3906

Rumor: BMI LHR-MOW For November Launch

This fits with BM's strategy of going for the 4-6 hour sector flights. Egypt and the like are open to research. It allows them to operate either widebody or narrowbody, too, depending upon market size.

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by Billy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight Within UK!
Replies: 34
Views: 5453

RE: Shortest Flight Within UK!

Times have changed, but I have flown on the following: <acronym title="Jersey (- States) (JER / EGJJ), United Kingdom">JER</acronym>-<acronym title="Guernsey (GCI / EGJB), United Kingdom">GCI</acronym> with JEA F27 <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX...

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by Billy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gill Airways GLA-NCL Did This Route Exist?
Replies: 11
Views: 3630

RE: Gill Airways GLA-NCL Did This Route Exist?

Ba757gla,
We are talking 1989 here. In those days I remember flying on the 1-11s then, which shifted to ATPs later.

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by Billy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gill Airways GLA-NCL Did This Route Exist?
Replies: 11
Views: 3630

RE: Gill Airways GLA-NCL Did This Route Exist?

It did look at <acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> but the Business Air service beat them to it. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>...

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by Billy
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Rumor: Emirates To Buy BA?
Replies: 31
Views: 10303

RE: Market Rumor: Emirates To Buy BA?

There are ways around this, as LH has proven with the Swiss takeover. Whilst Swiss retains its privileges as a Swiss designated carrier, no one would argue that its owner is LH.

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by Billy
Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luxair Confirms Q400 Order
Replies: 18
Views: 3859

RE: Luxair Confirms Q400 Order

Looks like one 737 will also go. 737s will be used for tour operations, with the rest on regular scheduled services. LG has complained that their 737s are too big for some of their European sched markets.

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by Billy
Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luxair Confirms Q400 Order
Replies: 18
Views: 3859

RE: Luxair Confirms Q400 Order

I'll be intrigued to see what their network will look like after the fleet change. Will all ERJ routes be cut?

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by Billy
Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Sun
Replies: 14
Views: 2647

RE: Virgin Sun

The tour operating side couldn't get enough beds in the popular hotel resorts as the big boys had beaten them to it. They simply did not have enough of the right holidays to sell as a result.

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by Billy
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay About To Buy Dragonair!
Replies: 46
Views: 9387

RE: Cathay About To Buy Dragonair!

This may explain why OneWorld was unconcerned about Star's recent Chinese members. They said that they needed someone who would fit.

As an aside, the LAN affiliates in Peru and Ecuador are joining OneWorld too.

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by Billy
Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Expansion?
Replies: 34
Views: 7499

RE: Virgin Atlantic Expansion?

YYZ re-entry is being considered. Amazingly enough, so is SIN.

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by Billy
Sun May 28, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow News Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

RE: Glasgow News Thread

70% is not great for PK out of the UK. As I say, it is taking time to warm this one up. Perhaps Ek has grabbed their market.

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by Billy
Sun May 28, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow News Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

RE: Glasgow News Thread

PK loads not great. This one is taking a while to get going.

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by Billy
Sun May 28, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar At AMS
Replies: 10
Views: 3326

RE: Tristar At AMS

Saw it this morning. It seemed to be experiencing a delay. I noticed on the screens that it was due out at 05.30 and was still there when I left at 09.30. It was using code TFL - is this the code for Luzair?

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by Billy
Thu May 11, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar-Australia Talks - QR Seeking Daily.
Replies: 37
Views: 4514

RE: Qatar-Australia Talks - QR Seeking Daily.

Apparently the initial QR arguments were very poor and did not go down well with the Australians. I hope that they have brushed up their proposal for why they should have the rights they are asking for.

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