I saw loaded also CUN for the autumn, hopefully no second wave coming :D = I just looked this up, and it is an extremely smart schedule. LIS (2355) - CUN (0605+1) CUN (1530) - LIS (0530+1) Seems like it allows their entire 60+ city European network to have the latest departure out of Europe, and ar...Jump to post
I have said this over before, TAP has very good management, and it takes a while to turn 72 years of government run into profits in 3 years. However, like Portugal, I think TAP is vastly underrated. Kinda like how Portugal handled COVID versus Spain. Read up on the last few years of general politica...Jump to post
I actually am finding TAP to be among the most mature and dynamic in handling the crisis along with potentially Emirates and SQ. Instead of flying to politically high profile places like Brasil and Angola, they immediately suspended their operations aligned with government rules, and likely balance ...Jump to post
This is the longest serving marital feud in the history of aviation. I think if this happens, most of the Dutch in Amstelveen would open bottles of bubbles (champagne of course), and celebrate. I can't imagine the amount of times I have heard they think KL will be better off ...
Does anyone else question this? Now that Northern hemisphere is warming up and the pandemic should be receding a bit, is it wise to start flights south where Winter is approaching? = Actually, it is brilliant. If COVID is your logic. I mean, these flights begin in the South in November ... where it...Jump to post
- Mex (North America) > Spain via Lis is a no brainier at some stage - yields on CPT with connections onwards are probably as good as JNB , perfectly explains the short time on the ground - PTY with codeshares on Copa possibly JV would be very very interesting - CUN is clearly aimed at connections ...Jump to post
TAP doesn't cater just to Spanish or Portuguese passengers. Cancún or Punta Cana DID NOT compete with Maldives/Seychelles in a good economy. But you can bet they will now and that's my point. Lowering prices is not really as easy as you make it sound. And Southeast Asia has priced itself too high b...Jump to post
The issue with AGA and CUN is that those destinations in the post-COVID world will be very affected. I have a hard time seeing middle class Europeans (which by the end of 2020 will be unemployed or fearful of being fired) flying 5 (to AGA) or 10 (to CUN) hours for some sun in countries with poor he...Jump to post
TAP is heavily capitalized by public funds. They are trying hard to overtake IB as the South-West European hub towards America. They indeed have a remarkable presence in USA and Africas. South America won't be easy and I don't see them in MEX or EZE (high yield markets) for instance. They already t...Jump to post
Clearly an airline falling apart, and in need of some cash:
https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/2020/ ... imitedpass
I honestly think it is time for Tony to go.
People forget that TP was unprofitable for the first 72 years of government control. With the huge capex in 2019, it still improved it's performance, showing the article is political spin. Give it a few years, and if they continue performing, TP will keep turning around.
Delta and their entire management team has been sleeping. Way too many "Yes-Men" nodding to Ed and Team today. Not a single creative thinker in the entire org. Good for AA.
Is there any chance of TAP expanding into other markets in Latin America like EZE, SCL, LIM or BOG or only colonial connections to Brazil? = Remember, TAP now has Arik De as their CCO running network. I have said this before here, but he is very very good, and I bet he has a strong vision for TAP's...Jump to post
Ripe to be absorbed into one of the EU3. Given two of them (one more than the other though) have a decent to strong presence to South America already I suspect the third one (the largest of the three) will have some interest. Nice going anyway by TAP and of course Azul. = I agree with this complete...Jump to post
The media and Chairman of Thai is just playing "scare tactics" with the unions. Thai Govt will never shut down TG because it plays an important role in bringing in forex $ + tourists into Thailand so if TG shuts down, it will have a major knock on side effect on the local economy. The cor...Jump to post
Does anyone know how LO's Asian flights are doing? I am curious about CMB.
TP EWR-LIS JUN 1.0>1.5[1.0] JUL 1.0>2[1.0] AUG 1.0>2[1.0] SEP 1.0>2[1.0]
Because connecting India and the U.S. is such a revolutionary idea.
Pretty impressive to see TP's sustained momentum here. I think BOS-PDL is a brilliant and smartly placed ad to counter DL. I see a world where the route may have DL, and TP with a B6 feed at the BOS end.
Who are the fastest growing legacies in TATL routes? Does anyone have the data?
Kikko19 wrote:Mex, lax and hav coming soon. Don't ask where I heard it.
Quietly, they went daily earlier than expected to EWR, BOS, and YYZ in the current winter schedule. They were already daily in the summer. Also, seems to have added flights to Africa as well. I just saw BJL, and something else I cannot recall.
Interesting. I’ve always read/heard from numerous channels (especially from multiple posters here) that the route did very well considering it was the only daily nonstop on JFK-YVR. = It used to. Times change. Increasing amount of 1-stop options including several on AC and WS with minimal elapsed t...Jump to post
No self respecting Star FF would set foot on AI. There is a slew of one stop options to India from IAD.
My point has nothing to do with the size of ICN's international traffic or the split of traffic at TYO. All I am saying is that if ICN provided the economics to be a super hub, the home carriers (KE and OZ) would be consistently profitable. Sure, ICN has a lot of traffic - but, what's the point of h...Jump to post
I think he will do a good job, he has the understanding of the region and the company. = And, what has that done for LATAM? Despite being such a dominant airline in the region, it's financial performance has been poor and inconsistent. LATAM needs new blood, and fresh thinking ... not more of the s...Jump to post
I think Delta here is trying to create its own empire by getting closer to many airlines in their JVs, !!! I wonder if the future of this industry will rely on such practice! those who don't belong to any groups wouldn't survive the competition! We are really seeing the formation of a new SkyTeam f...Jump to post
It will be fine. They will go through the usual cycle - the Indians will return first, and then others will come. Sri Lanka really needs to send a note of thanks to the Indians. Same cycle happened during the last 2 violent cycles. Saludos, Alex PS: As an airline, UL is a joke of a management though.Jump to post
To be a fanboy? Oh my god. If anything I'm critical of many things from the management of the company, to their sometimes flaky customer service, to their recklessness in ordering aircraft and launching routes without proper market studies. Not to mention how there was no arm's length principle in ...Jump to post
JESUS. They are in such a mess. It needs to besides Ebramovich though. Their entire commercial team is a joke. Sack all of them, and start again. I hope the new CEO is good. Saludos, Alex Kriete knows what he is doing. He used to run TACA before they merged with Avianca. I think he means Anko van d...Jump to post
Cruz has been one of the worst CEO's I have seen run a major airline in a long time. But then again, he was way in above his head, and being a founder of clickair is not the same as running BA. Saludos, Alex He's overseen growth and record profits. I understand not liking him or the cuts, but it is...Jump to post
This is what happens when metrics at some airlines (and I have a feeling this is true at Delta) has become about un-canceled flights. Exec bonus and compensation are tied to this, and front line are super nervous about canceling flights. The U.S. needs new airlines, or better regulation. Simple as t...Jump to post