Surprising very "un-German" mistake. This runway is also fairly new so surprising it already needs a re-pave. The folks in Berlin beg to disagree... How much is left original on the runways from the USAF left ? It has been what ~18 years? Indeed I was going to say as un-German a mistake a...Jump to post
VS announces a LHR - DXB return, 4 a week with B789 from 28 Oct. MAN - LAS will be 3 a week with A350 from 2 June ' 24.Jump to post
Looks to me from that tyre picture like the tarmac used hasn't been smoothed out enough.Jump to post
What happened to the VIP A319 UR-ABA ?Jump to post
The lack of any blood streaks looks unusual to me if indeed it was a bird. But maybe the 350 flew thru rain that could have washed it all off.Jump to post
Wish them well, but I would imagine the tabloid headline writers will have a field day when that sole 380 goes tech and over 600 pax need to be rebooked / re-accommodated. Hope they have a plan B handy for such an event.Jump to post
So come on your a-netters with graphic design skills.....I'd love to see renditions of what you think the new AI look should be ! You never know, someone in the higher echelons of the airline might see it and take you up on it !Jump to post
Surprised no-one seems to have posted this yet about the new Air India branding :
https://aviationa2z.com/index.php/2023/ ... exclusive/
CHAir is affliated to the Swiss leisure group Hotelplan so any expansion is likely to be in conjunction with their future growth plans.Jump to post
3AWM....VS took delivery of 17 B789's and all 17 are operating. None have left the fleet. Sure, there was likely some sale and leaseback agreements going on, but the fleet was always 17 strong and still is. Think you may need a better source at VS for your information !Jump to post
The flights, well flight, is now bookable throughout Qatar's schedule. I was waiting a while for this in order to change a flight I had from another destination to Bahrain. Though, I'm pretty disappointed that there is only 1 flight per day, even 5 months from now when I'm travelling. I guess I'll ...Jump to post
This is interesting… G-VBOB, the latest A35K which was only delivered on 24 May, suddenly entered service yesterday as VS 41/42 to/from SFO! She was only 2 days in induction and interestingly she has the leisure 16J UC cabin vs the normal 44J config as used on the long haul flights! That’s a 28 sea...Jump to post
At what height do aircraft have to be before sonic booms aren't heard at ground level anymore ? the article talks about 170,000 ft cruising altitudes.Jump to post
Any more rumours about VS starting ICN floating about ? Or are they waiting for the KE/OZ merger first ?Jump to post
Looks like they will operate from the new Brasov Ghimbav airport due to open the day before the LGW flights start.
The airports wants the IATA code BRV, but that is assigned to the closed Bremerhaven airport in Germany, so they are having to make do with GHV instead.
Seems BA have another IT meltdown tonight. Delays, cancellations and website check-in unavailable.Jump to post
I'd like to think a lot of questions need to be asked by EASA regarding aircraft safety before any RA- planes are permitted in European airspace again.Jump to post
I agree that BA could be a little more adventurous with LGW long haul, although at the moment lack of enough long haul aircraft is probably a constraining factor. I wonder if Lima and Toronto ever come back as summer seasonal services. Hopefully, Vancouver will do well over the summer and will not ...Jump to post
MSN 605 Virgin Atlantic A35K G-VBOB " Soul Rebel " delivered TLS-LHR as VIR837P.Jump to post
Perhaps someone cleverer than me can explain the wisdom of acquiring the 380's off the leasing companies only to find out it's too expensive to reactivate them.Jump to post
Any word on if the A380s will be activated? You hear yes and no.. Latest I read is that TG were considering reactivating some, but baulked at the expected cost per frame of doing so. If TG were seriously looking at future A380 services they should have flown them out of BKK's sticky climate. Now, t...Jump to post
Ah, that makes sense - didn't check that it was a winter season route only - thanks amc737.Jump to post
Looks like BA are dropping LGW - SJO for S24.Jump to post
I have lots of times and remain to be convinced. Also in CE where did the middle free seat table and divider curtain go? I think I read somewhere that the middle table disappeared because of the location of the power box on the new aircraft. The curtain though is a mystery. It serves a purpose, whi...Jump to post
My guess is that the route will fed by their in-house tour operation and support from the travel industry. Much like TUI is supported by their holiday division. Good to see Corendon try this.Jump to post
Virgin Australia to launch CNS - HND flights from 28 June initially with 737-700 VH-VBY & VBZ. Is this a new record for the longest non-Max 737NG service ?Jump to post
Surely SYD or MEL direct flights from IST will require the 777-8 or HGW versions of the A359 like SQ has or A351 like QF will have.Jump to post
SOU has around a dozen ramp parking spots plus a ramp for biz jets. Issue is that aircraft have to back-track on the runway as there's no parralel taxiway all the way along. Spantax used to have a weekly TFS charter with A320's but the outbound flight never went direct SOU - TFS, instead it hopped a...Jump to post
2026 summer season is when they need the planes. They will attack the German Market from Frankfurt Terminal 3 which opens then. https://www.fraport.com/en/business-areas/constructions/terminal-3.html Not unless FRAport drop their charges to FR's satisfaction, seeing they were in FRA before and pull...Jump to post
That SOU - GVA flight was done by an A320 most times. The extention is needed so that 320's & 738's can operate with a safety margin on longer sectors down to Med sunspots. Seems to me surprising what just an extra 164 mtrs will allow.Jump to post
Had a holiday to Sri Lanka earlier this year, flew UL A333 4R-ALO LHR - CMB is biz class and returned on -ALQ in Y. Best though was the 28 min flight on Cinnamon Air C208 CMB - Sigiriya.Jump to post
That cross runway thats been talked about for years now can't come a day too soon.Jump to post
I see QR is reducing frequencies into LGW - a sign they are struggling there? Doha – London Gatwick 29OCT23 – 30NOV23 Reduce from 2 to 1 daily eff 01DEC23 Reduce from 14 to 10 weekly https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230506-qrnw23intl Just sensible seasonal adjustments I would say....November is one o...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:This is new news?
Apart from the last 6 newest A380's that came with PE on delivery, how many and which other 380's have been / are now being refitted with PE ?Jump to post
Looks like KD won't take their two ordered 777F's according to this report :
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... er-reports
bfitzflyer wrote:Wonder what Meghan and Harry will take over?
Thanks for that list. Quite a bonanza for those who work in security and VIP handling I'd imagine, however, let's keep this topic on visiting aircraft associated with this event that bring said attendees in.Jump to post
Thought I'd start a thread on what interesting visitors are due in & around the London airports for King Charles's coronation weekend coming up.Jump to post
Well, since all other European flights will also be affected by Russia airspace closure, I don't see that as an excuse. Even AY maintain a daily BKK flight and they are more affected than most by this. Also the ME3 and TK all serve MUC and BKK via their hubs so that hasn't put LH off either from dep...Jump to post
I find it somewhat surprising that LH see fit to use an A380 next winter to BKK yet BA somehow have no interest in resuming BKK.Jump to post
Air Canada will lease an Omni Air 763 to operate on this summer's MAN - YYZ service.Jump to post
That opposition minister can look on this very thread to get answers to questions 1 - 3.Jump to post
Well found David. Surely this loophole must be closed by the Argentinian authorities.Jump to post
Look like a TG A330 HS-TBA is heading your way as TG8932. Reason ?Jump to post
Vasu wrote:So, will LHR now be their only London airport?
It seems odd to me too that BA 8 went west just on that day when as you say they normally go up the Pacific, Alaska & Greenland coming back. Just this one flight didn't.Jump to post
Following the secure of domestic slots at LHR, LM will transfer it's DND flight to LHR from LCY and it's LDY flights to LHR from STN.
From 6 May.
So it's not just BA that has these IT meltdowns then.Jump to post
Looking at FR24, Japan - Europe flights are routing over Alaska as normal ?Jump to post