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by hooverman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly
Replies: 76
Views: 10341

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

Although the OP’s article states there is more pax demand, it’s most likely not bussiness pax. So the non ULR will be sufficient. Also in the article: “The flight will also be the only non-stop air cargo link from the north-east of the US to Singapore, which is a regional distribution hub for many m...

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by hooverman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly
Replies: 76
Views: 10341

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

AECM wrote:
hooverman wrote:
Does the A350-900ULR have less cargo capacity then the normal -900?


Yes, SIA ULR version has the forward cargo hold deactivated.


Then this flight is most likely cargo only. Perhaps a few pax.

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by hooverman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly
Replies: 76
Views: 10341

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

Does the A350-900ULR have less cargo capacity then the normal -900?

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by hooverman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 34734

Re: Air Canada’s CEO Calin Rovinescu to Retire Feb 2021

I do agree the banana bread is a not enough no doubt. It’s probably the number 1 complaint in the food department. The meals are definitely small but the quantity is there. Like a lot of things in aviation it’s subjective. I’ve heard stories about LH and AF catering being terrible. We could have a ...

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by hooverman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

I doubt it makes any sense to invest in a cargo operation for a few years. There is some talk that Martinair Cargo may get another freighter, but the currentl situation will end at one point. At that time, you don't want to have too many full freighters Yeah, they have seem to have missed the boat.

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by hooverman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

Freighter business has been hard for many in Europe. Alitalia and BA got out of the game entirely, LH has continued to shrink its business, AFKL went from the largest European freighter operator to mere 3 while many other smaller players have come and gone entirely. Even big-time player on the cont...

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by hooverman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

EK SkyCargo operate out of DXB since Covid. To give you an example of their scale in AMS, they are operating around 42 flights per week into the AMS DNATA cargo facility. A mix of freighters and preighters. What’s a preighter? Freighter business has been hard for many in Europe. Alitalia and BA got...

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by hooverman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

Flanker7 wrote:

Why do think they should have quit the cargo business?


According to mercure1 they are lossmaking since 2011.

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by hooverman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

AFKL Cargo has been loss-making since 2011 and as result has seen many rounds of cuts. Back in 2010 AF-KL-MP has a combined fleet of 30 freighters, but this was a financially unsupportable position for the company. Let's remember the global air freight market has been in a state of overcapacity and...

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by hooverman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

I understand that they carry a lot of cargo in the belly but some years ago KL and MP had many more freighters and I feel like they gave a lot of bussiness away to Emirates/Airbridgecargo and others. They have multiple flights a day into AMS. Even before the virus. So do you guys think KL will hold...

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by hooverman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

I understand that they carry a lot of cargo in the belly but some years ago KL and MP had many more freighters and I feel like they gave a lot of bussiness away to Emirates/Airbridgecargo and others. They have multiple flights a day into AMS. Even before the virus. So do you guys think KL will hold...

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by hooverman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Future of KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo

Haven’t done much research but I know many of you have lot’s of knowledge and like to share it. It seems KLM isn’t interested in Cargo anymore these days. I don’t think any new Cargo plane are on order and the Combi 744 that KL was using the last couple of months are gone real soon. Is there any cha...

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by hooverman
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Captain Gives Shirt to Woman denied boarding.
Replies: 30
Views: 3426

Re: WN Captain Gives Shirt to Lewd Woman

Everybody is offended so quickly nowadays.
If she had small boobs nobody would notice.

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by hooverman
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM new route to Poznan
Replies: 18
Views: 3649

Re: KLM new route to Poznan

Blerg wrote:
With a 18.35 arrival into AMS, there can't be many opportunities for connections to the US? What market are they after? The UK and Western Europe?


There are a lot of Polish people working in the Netherlands so maybe it’s not for connections but for point to point.

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by hooverman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155548

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Why did ATC not hand over the plane to the tower? h) Since the approach to land was continued, “Karachi Approach” instead of changing over the aircraft to “Aerodrome Control”, sought telephonic landing clearance from the “Aerodrome Control”. The “Aerodrome Control” conveyed a landing clearance of th...

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by hooverman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8141

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

Like the cash for clunkers the US had after the GFC Are you aware, that the US introduced this very late, after their own economy already collapsed, while other countries had successful protected their industries with such programs months before? The north americans were just the copycats here! Thi...

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by hooverman
Tue May 05, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8235

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

Every loss of innocent life is a tragedy. My guess on why so little media, low death total and the word COVID is not in the story Really? It's known as 'Indian bus crash syndrome'. When a bus crashes in India with 50+ deaths, world media doesn't care, not reported. When a helicopter, business jet cr...

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by hooverman
Mon May 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.
Replies: 43
Views: 6153

Re: Richard Aboulafia: China Won’t Rescue Embraer.

IWMBH wrote:
Why would anyone pay serious money for something that can be bought for next to nothing in a couple of months?


Exactly. They will be interested soon enough.
They will be buying companies left and right with these low stock prices due to Corona.

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by hooverman
Sun May 03, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: VIE offers real-time COVID-19 test on arrival

Only of value if your destination city / country accepts / accredits the test company and system used, so initially great for plane spotters at Vienna airport. Not so good for passengers. If you live in Austria and work abroad, like a colleague of mine, it’s good news. He doesn’t have to quarentine...

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by hooverman
Sun May 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8199

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

Aither wrote:
Europe was following the path of becoming an under underdeveloped region economically speaking.

Nonsense. What numbers are you using?

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by hooverman
Sat May 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9619

Re: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident

Not that Ford wasn’t at fault but the controller made a strange call by saying “continue hold short of the runway” which is a bit confusing with his mumbeling voice. It’s normally “hold short of the runway” or “continue to cross the runway”

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by hooverman
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed
Replies: 34
Views: 12456

Re: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed

Opus99 wrote:
They shouldn't bother moving to the 777F.

LOL. You know the airline is in a crisis, right?
The government aid is not for buying planes they cannot use right now or in the near furure.

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by hooverman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6170

Re: KLM A310 Questions

HUYfan wrote:
hooverman wrote:
I flew on the A310 to DMM (Dammam) in Saudi Arabia.


Dhahran :))

Kind regards

HUYfan


Dhahran is a different city.

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by hooverman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6170

Re: KLM A310 Questions

I flew on the A310 to DMM (Dammam) in Saudi Arabia.

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by hooverman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338679

Re: Discussion: Troubles for European Airline Groups, IAG, AFKLM, LH-Group

In the recent wake of bids for state aid, could big airline groups be in trouble? As the state aid will, as its name suggest, be on state level, could this lead to a break up of the big airline groups. Why should Great Britain help IAG? If they would help, it would be for BA but if it comes with pa...

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by hooverman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15585

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

The OP clearly says European carrier so DL and UA are not likely. And I also don’t think it’s KL because they normally don’t buy second hand aircraft. I know about that one 77W they bought but it came with landing slots and I am sure they will use it for parts. It must be in a bad shape because it’s...

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by hooverman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8478

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

Well these would be a start. Surely they could be supported at a hub with 1000 daily departures. Vienna Geneva Hamburg Copenhagen Stockholm Gothenburg Athens Istanbul All could be served with a 767. I know that United flys to Vienna and Geneva. Why in the world can't Delta serve them? Delta forces ...

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by hooverman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 51087

Re: KLM considers A321 order

I believe it when I see it, sure sounds like a way to trick Boeing in to sell cheap 737’s. But, I must admit I like that A320 better than the 737, it also looks great in a KLM livery. So we will see, KLM has to make a decision in a not to distant future. I think it is more likely it will be a group...

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by hooverman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In
Replies: 35
Views: 8800

Re: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In

Interesting development on this otherwise unspectacular event: in the aftermath of the HV airplane stuck on the runway, ATC diverted 12 airplanes to runway 36C and allowed them to land, before they realized the runway wasn’t released for service yet. Radio traffic captured at https://youtu.be/EV-lR...

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by hooverman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56576

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Actually we are being told LHR-SYD direct flights are only viable if passengers, airplane manufacturers and airline employees make financial concessions. Whether or not that is accurate is up for debate. Where did you read that the airplane manufacturers and passengers have to make financial conces...

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by hooverman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 51087

Re: KLM mulls A321 order

imo KL wants the 737 and if they play it right they can get a very good deal too. Boeing doesn't want to loose KL as a 737 customer for sure. That's how I'm reading it too. But I do wonder how many 'Boeing Loyal' customers will now consider an Airbus subfleet, having had their fingers burned by the...

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by hooverman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 51087

Re: KLM considers A321 order

What I've heard before, this newspaper (Telegraaf) isn't the most reliable newspaper in the Netherlands. Please correct me on this. A388 What newspaper is reliable these days? They all have their political agenda. Anyway it's a direct quote from Elbers so there is not any reason to think it's not r...

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by hooverman
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 51087

Re: KLM mulls A321 order

imo KL wants the 737 and if they play it right they can get a very good deal too.
Boeing doesn't want to loose KL as a 737 customer for sure.

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by hooverman
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56576

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

We are being told direct flight LHR-SYD is very attractive. Actually we are being told LHR-SYD direct flights are only viable if passengers, airplane manufacturers and airline employees make financial concessions. Whether or not that is accurate is up for debate. Where did you read that the airplan...

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by hooverman
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9819

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

Always exciting when SFO operates the circle-to-land 1R approaches. Does anyone have a copy of the RNAV Visual 1R approach? There probably isn't an RNAV for 1R at all (Don't see on on airnav). They'd be on an approach to 28L and be cleared to circle to land on 1R. There is one it’s the same as the ...

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by hooverman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans To Buy 12 Boeing 777Xs Worth $5 Billion
Replies: 89
Views: 12771

Re: Bamboo Airways Is Interested In The 777X For Vietnam to U.S. Flights

TC957 wrote:
Bamboo should learn to walk before running marathons. Whilst ambitions and huge growth targets are admirable, committing to that many 789's let alone 779's is surely over-doing things before they've even operated had a single long-haul service.


Exactly.

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by hooverman
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?

AMS is slot constrained and therefore UX can't add more frequencies. They seem to have the demand so they use a larger airplane.

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by hooverman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24467

Re: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread

GA changed it's mind again and will restart CGK - AMS and drop DPS-KNO-AMS
Starting 19th Februari with the 77W.
Article in dutch: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/garuda-indonesia-toch-weer-rechtstreeks-naar-jakarta

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by hooverman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to Close Nagoya route again
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Garuda to Close Nagoya route again

77W or 339 to AMS nonstop? I see BOM was very quietly removed last year too. Don't know what the situation is now, but a few years ago the only profitable international routes were SIN, BKK, JED and nothing else. It will be the 77W according to this article: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/c...

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by hooverman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212212

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

For now KLM Will continue flying. Is that an outcome of that meeting mentioned by another poster above between AF/KL leadership? Or do we not know the outcome of that yet? It's like 14:30 over there, I guess. Only 8:30 here in the eastern US, so my forwarders haven't checked in this morning yet wit...

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by hooverman
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81106

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Crazy undercarriage movement on rotation.

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by hooverman
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA LHR and AMS Routes News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24467

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Apologies if these issues have been discussed, but I have two questions: 1. Was some CGK runway situation the reason why the flights needed to stop somewhere along the way? Has this been solved? 2. Are the new A339s going to be able to fly CGK-LON and CGK-AMS nonstop and without handicap? Is this t...

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by hooverman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350neo with GE engines?
Replies: 59
Views: 11070

Re: A350neo with GE engines?

KLM: :o

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by hooverman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airshow thread
Replies: 52
Views: 7666

Re: Dubai Airshow thread

I expect huge orders for the A380NEO and the B747-8i.

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by hooverman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676019

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

He sounds much more qualified than many key positions in government these days. He sure does. The fact that he is a pilot that was type rated on the 737 also helps a lot in this situation. Nobody can give him a "dog and pony show." Boeing has been known to have a couple, well maybe more t...

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by hooverman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 676019

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

seahawk wrote:
The FAA will test all this and the MAX will be the safest plane it its class when it returns to service early October.


October? What airline? Worldwide?

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by hooverman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93962

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

Agreed, and that their partner airlines DL and AF are at Haneda. Are you sure KLM even wants to fly to HND? Perhaps NRT is more attractive for KLM as others are leaving for HND. I see no reason why specifically KLM would prefer NRT above HND when every other airline seems to prefer HND. Most likely...

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by hooverman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93962

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

I guess countries like New Zealand, Switzerland missed out again. I'd say AMS/The Netherlands is the biggest loser here: AMS will be the only airport with more than daily NRT service by the local carrier in a country with no HND slots. Agreed, and that their partner airlines DL and AF are at Haneda...

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