But if they are not going after transfers in Europe, what's the logic behind operating into FRA? I thought it would make sense for them to rely on LH feed given their SIA ownership. Wouldn't Manchester or Birmingham make more sense? Maybe MAN & BHX, and possibly MUC and AMS, would be long-term ...Jump to post
I have never understood the fascination of a.netters with "belly" cargo. If it's such a money maker, why do they even bother flying people? What a strange thing to say. If you look at other threads, you'll read that cargo rates have gone up significantly since CV-19 wiped out the majority...Jump to post
Why does Chofu - and some of the outer islands - not have IATA codes when scheduled / regular flights go there ?Jump to post
Interesting....does this mean that Boeing and Volga-Dnepr have kissed and made up over their recent on-off-on order spat ? Is l/n 1660 going to ABC as well or have Boeing sold that frame to China Cargo like 1657 ? Possible the V-D 748F order can be resurrected as well ?Jump to post
Would be cool to let Banksy do a farewell 747 mural on some wall around LHR. Oh dear God!!!! Hasn’t 2020 caused enough suffering? Besides some of the world tails the fleet wore during the Utopia years were art enough for one lifetime. Why do you say that ? I bet he could come up some amazing BA 747...Jump to post
Would be cool to let Banksy do a farewell 747 mural on some wall around LHR.Jump to post
No only helicopters will use it. A small Luftwaffe unit with just three Cougars. They might even limit flight movements to the north military apron leaving the Tegel runways open to remodeling. At BER, actually at Schönfeld on the northern side, a new VIP building will take over all VIP aircraft. P...Jump to post
I'm actually surprised at just how many BA flights are still operating on TATL routes currently. Surely more for cargo than the few passengers they must still get. I think what GCT64 says sums up the reality well. Multiply that thinking on future travel plans by thousands of businesses and it's easy...Jump to post
Very unlikely BA would open a regular scheduled route to Georgetown instead of just the odd charter. BA willbe focussing on reopening routes to N.America and all other suspended route fitst. Port of Spain is good enough as a transfer hub for the demand that exists I find it odd that BA will in the ...Jump to post
Why all the negativity here ? I for one say Kudos to European Aviation for some blue sky thinking. At 92 tonnes capacity, the A346 falls neatly between what the MD-11F and 777F can carry, and should be cheaper to purchase and operate than any 747BCF. Not to mention it will outrange anything except t...Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:What do they keep bringing to LHR every day?
The article doesn’t say a word about a narrow body. The COO just said a smaller aircraft type. Even the A330neo falls into this category... Nothing new here. Maybe, but in saying that the operation of exclusively wide-bodied aircraft is not sustainable in future tends to heavily suggest A330NEO's a...Jump to post
Looks like all 12 A380's are going to Mojave now. 3 years is optimistic I think, and really only indicates that the current 3 year plan (what was released this morning), doesn't include the A380 at all. I suspect its finished. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-a380-retirement Just afte...Jump to post
I still think the theory about a battery fire in the forward cargo hold which destroyed the avionics bay below the cockpit the most plausible. All things considered it is the most likely explanation. A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the cr...Jump to post
Very unexpected news, good luck with that. But wouldn't Cyrus be better to invest in Eastern or Loganair to enable them to take on more ex-Flybe routes, aircraft and staff ? I just feel the Flybe ship has sailed and all that went with it in the public's eyes.Jump to post
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/91955-air-canada-rouge-to-use-a321s-on-trans-atlantic-routes?mc_cid=fec72df763&mc_eid=b61dc4c7c8 Could they do YYZ-GLA/MAN/DUB with a full load or just ex-YHZ routes ? Bearing in mind these are not NEO's and presumably will need extra equipment on board to...Jump to post
[quote="richcandy"]What are the rules now? I mean if a flight was to be routed NRT-ANC-JFK or for example SYD-LAX-JFK would/do pax clear customs and immigration at the first point of arrival into the USA? Yes....no transitting or tech-stopping in the US without full customs / immigration w...Jump to post
So all those 787-9's already delivered won't see service until 2022 either ?Jump to post
359 cannot to ATLJNBATL, that is why Cape Town approval is being sought. Final routing will be ATLJNBCPTATL. It could operate with restrictions, but the routing through Cape Town will allow for unrestricted return flights. Negative, even Cape Town will operate with restrictions. CPT - ATL is almost...Jump to post
Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money? Even if this one is leased and the owner wants it white, you would think Emirates would split the savings of not having to repaint it with the owner and they would gladly accept since there is a 99.99% chance this aircraft gets scrapped. W...Jump to post
Some good news amongst all the doom & gloom in the airline world.
Sanya International Airlines is being formed to feed Hainan's leisure industry.
It'll be interesting to see how " international " they become.
I flew on this route regularly with VS since the 747-200 days. NRT was touted as one of the first 789 flights replacing the A346's but the delivery delays and the tie-up with DL made VS focus on other markets. Shame, loads were usually high with plenty of cargo too, I hope VS go back to Tokyo, Haned...Jump to post
Ethiopian fits this description too, new to the 777X, existing 787 and 777F operator.Jump to post
The situation with Volga-Dnepr is clearly one to watch. Wouldn't be surprised if Boeing gave QR Cargo a call offering these 4 frames if negotiations with VDA fail.Jump to post
Wow, very interesting, thanks for posting. So l/n1657 will be a white-tail for now until this dispute is settled ? Also if it's leased from DAE Capital, isn't the delivery made to them and not directly to VDA ? Then surely it's up to DAE who they place the aircraft with.Jump to post
The problem for TG (and for everyone in the Europe-Thailand market) has been competition from more cost efficient state-owned carriers, the ME3. Thanks for the thoughtful post and graphic. Why hasn't Thai - over more than a decade - been able to become cost-competitive with the ME3? It seems like t...Jump to post
Demand last year was strong on HEL-LHR early in the morning (Finnair were able to fill an A350 !) and LHR-HEL - there are a lot of suits on these flights Were finnair able to fill an A350 or were they just using it for the cargo? Onward connecting traffic as well as cargo. Was also popular with tou...Jump to post
Ishrion wrote:Etihad denies these reports: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -a380-a350
Those few 787's have been a bit of a disaster for TG. They've spend lots of time parked up engineless in that heat & humidity with the RR Trent issues. Nothing they do can't be filled with A333 or A359. Dispose of these 787's, 744, all those early 772/773, maybe a few 77W if any Russian airlines...Jump to post