I think BKK would work better for Virgin than TPA as the US market is maxed out at the moment but there is potential for connections going east and direct traffic. Thailand has business & leisure and budget and premium travellers. It's also an excellent place to connect to SE Asia and Australia...Jump to post
Now with this dispute seemingly settled, it'll be interesting to see how quickly the grounded 350's come out of storage, into the paint hanger and back into service.Jump to post
There's a few bit & pieces of info here if that helps :
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/top ... rways/news
Still those in charge walk away and the rank and file are the losers.[/quote]
Those in charge will hopefully get a directorship ban from the financial authorities as being unfit to run a business.
Staff should be fine finding alternative airline work with the busy Easter and summer season ahead.
need or not need, WF probably had a quite suitable aircraft for the route, probably getting a OK yield with the limited amount of seats offered. However the route was not only for the O/D market between London and Bergen, but for connections at both ends. Widerøe has interline with several other pla...Jump to post
I have clients booked on WF this summer and just had a Galileo notification that their flight is now from STN. Looking at the timetable, it seems WF will only operate twice a week BGO - STN. Has the route not been profitable ? This will leave LHR without a BGO service, since neither BA or SK fly it....Jump to post
Thats how it should be, others take note ( cough...BA ...). I recently had to change a clients easyJet booking at short notice when his mother passed away, wasn't able to do this on their website as they had already checked-in online, phone was answered in under 5 mins and flight quickly changed to ...Jump to post
Some nice positive aviation-related news getting reported for a change.Jump to post
Agree Zeke but the terms level headed discussion and QR / Akbar al Baker don't mix too well. I'm sure Airbus tried .
My gut instinct is that Airbus will come out of the court case favourably ( I wont use the term win ) meaning that heads will roll at QR's HQ and possibly at the QCAA.
If / when LCY opens up for flights on Sat afternoons, I doubt there will more than a handful BA E190's from leisure-destination flights coming in from holiday resorts. Wouldn't have thought the likes of LH, LX etc would operate when their little business traffic demand then.Jump to post
I would think ATQ right in the NW of India would be within A321XLR range of LGW as it's under 4000 miles.Jump to post
Cool news ! Thanks for posting. Maybe bringing back the Air Siam name ?
A possible flaw in the plan could be that other airlines he mentions could easily add the capacity to BKK he relates too.
Good news indeed - keep us informed please, including which actual 350's are receiving the attention.
But my guess is that they will just quietly re-introduce them, as any official announcement could be seen as a climb down on QR's behalf.
I'm with you Martijn on the plane spotting side of things, but I wouldn't call the present setup efficient. When 27R is used for departures, T4 traffic has to wait for a gap in landings to cross 27L, taxi down to 27R and queue up there for departures. Similarly when 9L is used for landings, they hav...Jump to post
Tear it up, it's no longer applicable in this day & age. It was drawn up when screaming non-fan 707's and roaring piston types struggled to get airborne. Now we have whispering NEO's and purring 787's and the like. Even the BA 744's have gone which were a bit noisy on finals. Bet most of the loc...Jump to post
What LHR needs is to operate the two runways effeciently and get rid of those far outdated agreements about mix modes. Both runways should be used simultaneously for both landing and take-offs. They are far enough apart. Look at how SFO works with far closer parrell runways. Ridiculous that LHR has ...Jump to post
LCY is most unpleasant for the residential area along the Thames, in Woolwich and Thamesmead. There's constant noise from planes coming in to land, or taking off, right over the river. Of course the airport might want to expand, but there's no justification for it when there's plenty of capacity fo...Jump to post
Russia is looking at ways of making deals to " purchase " the stolen leased aircraft. https://simpleflying.com/russia-foreign-leased-aircraft-purchase/ I'm sure the leasing companies would welcome receiving some funds to lessen the losses they have incurred, but surely this wont get past t...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:TC957 wrote:A bit surprsing that authorities in JNB wern't suspicious when 4 lots of Iranian A340 crew suddenly arrived to take the aircraft.
How do you know they were Iranian crews?
A bit surprsing that authorities in JNB wern't suspicious when 4 lots of Iranian A340 crew suddenly arrived to take the aircraft.Jump to post
Should LCY open up on Saturday afternoons, I doubt it will be anywhere near as busy as on a weekday afternoons. It will allow BA to operate to leisure & holiday destinations in the morning and return back to LCY. It could be regional airports like SOU & NWI that will suffer as BA will not ne...Jump to post
Is Boeing still actively seeking 767F orders or is the current backlog taking them to the end-2027 deadline already ?Jump to post
Why was it stored in Basel? Surely it would have made more sense to store it in a more suitable climate even Saudi Arabia would have made more sense. In preparation for executive outfitting by Jet Aviation initially. Presumably it was expected the aircraft would have been sold on after the prince d...Jump to post