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by euroflyer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19993

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

No airline will ever propose such product to is customers. And not even talking about certification of such seat... That's just bs

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by euroflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can any commercially viable route not be flown non stop after QF starts SYD-LHR direct ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Can any commercially viable route not be flown non stop after QF starts SYD-LHR direct ?

rw774477 wrote:
UIO-SIN 10655 nm

I highly doubt this route might be considered as economically viable

I guess CDG-NOU could be eligible

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by euroflyer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9674

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

According to internal source on RAM facebook, looks like RAM decided to apply this livery to its whole fleet. Great news, too bad the 747 retired just a few months back

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by euroflyer
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius and Air France ground incident
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Air Mauritius and Air France ground incident

Funny how a the chunk of AF HTP remained on the MK wingtip...
Seems to be caused by the pushback maneuver, so I guess ADP responsibility ? or it is outsourced ?

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by euroflyer
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5446

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

Basically Air France only has 1 remaining A343, but if you count Joon, they have 5. I notice Air Belgium charters some flight to Africa/ME for Air France or British Airways using A343

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by euroflyer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33145

Re: Germania ceases operations

I'm quite surprised that Airbus didn't plan a back-up solution for their A319 shuttle service between TLS and XFW (subcontracted to Germania). This route is crucial to operations and hundreds of employees commute everyday between the two majors sites. Procurement is usually very careful to financia...

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by euroflyer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33145

Re: Germania ceases operations

I'm quite surprised that Airbus didn't plan a back-up solution for their A319 shuttle service between TLS and XFW (subcontracted to Germania). This route is crucial to operations and hundreds of employees commute everyday between the two majors sites. Procurement is usually very careful to financial...

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by euroflyer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)
Replies: 45
Views: 7417

Re: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)

They are roughly a yearly 1.2 millions Spanish visiting Disneyland, they are the 2nd largest foreign visitor origin. I guess it's not far fetched to assume that most of them come by plane, so if you plan some good partnerships with travel agencies throughout Spain (especially in cities linked to MAD...

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by euroflyer
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 11993

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

I remember that 2 years ago, they were news about an hotel in Switzerland that sticked posters "inviting" its jewish customers to take a shower before entering the swimming pool. They were directly targeting Haredim jews that used to stay in that hotel, because other customers complained a...

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by euroflyer
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 240
Views: 39661

Re: French routes news thread

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
KE is switching 903/904 from a 77W to a 747-8 during the summer months. CDG will finally get its first 747-8 !


First regular pax service indeed.
747-8F have been around CDG for many years now, and also frequent Amiri 747-8 VIP
Great news though

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by euroflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight BF703 RUN-ORY
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Re: Flight BF703 RUN-ORY

BF has pretty high density A333, with W28 and Y350 which is total of 378 seats, for a flight av. duration of 11 hours and distance of approx 10,000km
I guess it's still inside the limitations

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by euroflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International internships at Boeing & Airbus
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: International internships at Boeing & Airbus

What I know is we have a lot of international students doing an internship or apprenticeship at AIB, a lot more of indians for some years now. Most of them are following courses in Toulouse schools though

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by euroflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longitidunal axis CoG on B717/A220
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: Longitidunal axis CoG on B717/A220

Some quick calculations to add to the discussion (correct if totally wrong). Lets say a passenger and seat weighs 100 kg in average. That weight is on average 0.3 meters from the center line. plane has 30 rows. That gives an extra moment of: 0.3*100*30 = 900 kgm. An A220 has a wingspan of 35 meters...

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by euroflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longitidunal axis CoG on B717/A220
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: Longitidunal axis CoG on B717/A220

From this cabin cross section of B717, looks like the 3rd seat is pretty much out of the centerline though...

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by euroflyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longitidunal axis CoG on B717/A220
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Longitidunal axis CoG on B717/A220

Hello, Maybe it's a silly question and has been discussed before, but I always wondered how the center of gravity is balanced on single aisle A/C with 5 seats abreast (such as B717 or A220). My question is primarily focused on the longitudinal axis since one side of the aircraft is having approx 20%...

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by euroflyer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 5318

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread

Considering these figures, it show that ALG-PAR routes (ORY+CDG) represents roughly 10% of the entire number of pax of whole Algeria, that's a huge dependancy ratio just for 1 city

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by euroflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 10286

Re: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and Delhi in January 2019

DL747400 wrote:

Anyone who books a new reservation on WOW at this point must be crazy.


Yeah, wouldn't like to find myself like Primera pax... eventhough there're giving away CDG-EWR at 200€ return

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by euroflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 10286

Re: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and Delhi in January 2019

Btw, they're having a huge -50% OFF ticket sales if you book a flight this winter. I've tried it from CDG to US/Canada, I guess it should be the case for other routes

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by euroflyer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9
Replies: 21
Views: 5126

Re: Royal Air Maroc reveals cabin refresh on new 787-9

This is a peaceful and classy ambiance,even though the colors are not directly related to the livery or national flag of Morocco. I find this cabin more modern than the one on their 787-8. They chose to go 1-2-1 on business (which is a smart move) whereas the 787-8 are 2-2-2 with the central seats b...

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by euroflyer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start direct flight to USA
Replies: 20
Views: 5359

Re: Rwandair to start direct flight to USA

Did they get the FAA approval already ?

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by euroflyer
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26549

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Airplane livery painting is quoted according to its level of complexity, which includes number of colors, type of painting and finish (mica, varnish, pearly...), handmade items, location of logos etc... While I find LH livery boring, I can understand that these new adjustments can save costs by seve...

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by euroflyer
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34776

Re: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

Do you think BA and IB are premium airlines? They are low cost at the back whilt AT is still a full service airline in Y. Nobody cares about getting a tasteless meal on a 2 hours flight when this transforms into an 10 hours journey with an unscheduled stop in the middle of nowhere. Or when costumer...

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by euroflyer
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to launch 5 weekly Nice-Newark for summer 2019 - Le Figaro
Replies: 13
Views: 3399

Re: La Compagnie to launch 5 weekly Nice-Newark for summer 2019 - Le Figaro

NCE alone is not sufficient to support such a route, but don't forget that there are around 5 million people living within 2hr drive from NCE (that's considering only the french area)

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by euroflyer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12803

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

An interesting and detailed report summary has been released on AvH http://avherald.com/h?article=4c0febbf&opt=0 The most disturbing is that the captain saw the mistake on the FMS, tried to correct it but actually entered back the same incorrect data... Also, the only reaction the crew had duri...

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by euroflyer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12803

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

Imagine an aborted take off... Seriously, they probably had a ton of runway in front of them since they rotated early and fortunately they were able reach an airspeed the support controlled flight before they had a really bad day. Once you reach VR I would suspect that it's go time even if your VR ...

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by euroflyer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12803

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

An interesting and detailed report summary has been released on AvH http://avherald.com/h?article=4c0febbf&opt=0 The most disturbing is that the captain saw the mistake on the FMS, tried to correct it but actually entered back the same incorrect data... Also, the only reaction the crew had durin...

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by euroflyer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral and Air France B77W’s making daily trips to NBO
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: Air Austral and Air France B77W’s making daily trips to NBO

Same situation for some flights out of DZA which is also a french departement

Well, I guess most of the pax should be please to know there're having a stop at NBO. If it's daytime, you can do a little bit of air safari for free:-)

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by euroflyer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 17995

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

For how often this happens in the industry, I think airliners should have proximity sensors installed on all the tips (nose, elevators, vertical stabilizer, wingtips, jet cowling and nosegear). Considering the birds cost hundreds of millions of dollars and on the other hand, there are proximity sen...

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by euroflyer
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12803

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

gokmengs wrote:
Can anyone share the avherald link to this incident please? Thanks


Doesn't seem to be published yet...

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by euroflyer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12803

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

I can understand that during a nighttime t/o you could not feel the lift off, but how can you not notice that your climb rate is still not positive 13 seconds after rotation ??

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by euroflyer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9674

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

JesseCasserly wrote:
Looks like a carrot on the belly of the aircraft!


Haha, that's true. Watermelon, carrots...this is a very healthy livery !

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by euroflyer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 77
Views: 18179

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

CarbonFibre wrote:
They need to add the new "Air" titles to the fuselage...


I don't think so, it will stay as is. Although the official name to TAP is TAP Air Portugal since 2017, I don't think any aircraft in their fleet has the full version titles

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by euroflyer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 6838

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

This is very serious. We are of course used to see companies using your personal information to target their sales, but this is a whole new level. A company is voluntarily acting in a distinct way to weaken your situation and increase the likelihood of selling extra. This is basically the same as a ...

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by euroflyer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 77
Views: 18179

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

I'm a bit confused between CS-TUA and CS-TUB. It seems that both frames used to wear the "First to fly" sticker... Am I right ? CS-TUA was a test frame and needs to be refurbished and reconfigured before delivery. CS-TUB is the second frame built for TAP but the first to be delivered. It ...

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by euroflyer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 77
Views: 18179

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

I'm a bit confused between CS-TUA and CS-TUB. It seems that both frames used to wear the "First to fly" sticker... Am I right ?

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by euroflyer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9674

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

Can't wait to have a front view of the aircraft, it will appear much smoother with the white part ahead and the colored rear

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by euroflyer
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9674

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

Far better than the current livery with the outdated font. This font was much better. It was used on the now-retired A321s, the only Airbuses AT ever operated (barring the Nouvelair leased A320). 1777479 Not to mention that the cheatline itself was very outdated. If only this were a standard livery...

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by euroflyer
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9674

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

From what I heard and understood, it is indeed supposed to be a special livery but I'm surprised that they also changed the font, which is generally never the case for special liveries (except maybe retro) So that might be a clue for a standard livery change. At least, I hope so. Morocco is an incre...

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by euroflyer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wide body freighter operation within Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 2682

Re: Wide body freighter operation within Europe

This a milk-run type operations, and it's very common in the transport industry whether by road or air. It offers a lot of advantages by pooling the deliveries and pick-ups. Especially when you have to take into account the pre-and post-carriage. CDG and FRA being cargo hubs, they themselve pool car...

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by euroflyer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 15629

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

The aircraft has been released and flew back home to STN

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by euroflyer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 15629

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport,

Apparently first time a Ryanair aircraft is seized. The message sent here is strong.
Aircraft visibly being EI-EBG (base STN), still grounded at BOD for now.

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by euroflyer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Tribune: Several Future A330neo Operators Have Asked Airbus To Delay Deliveries
Replies: 93
Views: 19009

Re: La Tribune: Several Future A330neo Operators Have Asked Airbus To Delay Deliveries

I think the article from LaTribune that Avweek is refering to, is this one : https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/airbus-touche-par-les-difficultes-de-rolls-royce-sur-l-a330neo-794028.html Here is the translating regarding the A338/9 postponement : "In add...

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by euroflyer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5817

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

WIederling wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Someone check to see if the temperature is dropping in Hell...


Are the French greedy enough to go into the cost squeezer for Boeing?


As a procurement manager working for A, I can assure you our suppliers are already quite familiar with the cost squeezing process ;)

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by euroflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French sector in GVA
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: French sector in GVA

Can anyone explain the hows and whys of the French Sector of GVA? I understand part of the airport is actually in France, but I don't understand the need for a special zone from which flights to France arrive and depart. Is this a holdover from non-EU days? Thanks. I don't think GVA is partly in Fr...

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by euroflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 22100

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

Given that not a single airline currently operating the A380, is using it at its maximum pax capacity, the question of a stretch version is void. And even if an extended range is required, that will not call for a stretch, but primarly application of the standard "LR" embodiements (ie, fue...

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by euroflyer
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally Ryanair bases in France ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: Finally Ryanair bases in France ?

It is now official. Ryanair will base two airliners at Marseille next summer with 11 new routes. According to this article in french (https://www.tourmag.com/Ryanair-is-back-et-ouvre-une-base-a-Marseille-_a95267.html), new french airports will be announced in the next coming weeks, such as Beauvais...

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by euroflyer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quest ions about new aircraft delivery crew for 6E
Replies: 4
Views: 1942

Re: New aircraft delivery crew

A lot of the ferry flights are subcontracted to specialized companies that provide qualified pilots. They have fixed packages by route and/or flight hours. It allows a lot of flexibility for the airline. One of the leader is CAE Parc Aviation for example

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by euroflyer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally Ryanair bases in France ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: Finally Ryanair bases in France ?

I really can't see what affect Brexit would have on the decision making of an Irish airline choosing whether to base aircraft in France or not. Brexit is not the explanation or excuse for everything that happens, especially when no one yet knows what it will mean. I don't get the connection too. IM...

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