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by ME720
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 12933

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

The world is full of idiots! Covid has shown us, very clearly. Very simple! Unhappy with your seat, get the hell Out of the plane. And fast, without delaying the flight. No matter what religion, his/her rights end once they Infringe on the rights of others. Simple as that. I hope she will win the ca...

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by ME720
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5564

Re: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination

Badly handled! The man should have been moved regardless of his religion or religious beliefs. His rights end when they infringe on the rights of others. The women should not have been reassigned another seat because he can’t sit next to a woman. They should try and find him another seat, if that is...

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by ME720
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12862

Re: MEA new livery

MEA321 wrote:
Recieving two A321 NEO in July 2021 then the rest seem to be deferred.



From what I heard a few weeks ago, they are receiving 9 A321 neo this year but deferred the
Rest till 2023-2024. The 9 they will receive this year have been sold and leased back.

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by ME720
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5589

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

As far as I know announcements start in french outbound from brussels followed by Dutch then English..in bound To BRU they start in Dutch then french then English. The 3 languages are always used. All the crew speak Dutch french and English. Some french speaking crew speak weak Dutch, but they do. A...

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by ME720
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 30158

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Many flights will restart the coming weeks from Swiss. Most flights will firstly be operated with the A220-fleet with some exceptions. LHR is currently seeing widebody ops, the A320's will be deployed to meet demand. Any info to when the 2nd NEO will arrive in ZRH and if she needs retrofitting like...

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by ME720
Sun May 17, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA - Report: Post Lebanon's Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 3564

Re: MEA - Report: Post Lebanon's Civil War

https://flic.kr/p/2j2os1W


The best livery they ever had. I wish they would reintroduce it.
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CarbonFibre wrote:
The Boeing 720 livery is back! https://flic.kr/p/2j2os1W


The best livery they ever had. I wish they would reintroduce it.

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by ME720
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12862

Re: MEA new livery

How horrible!

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by ME720
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12832

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

How the hell English and Dutch speaking passengers would be able to tell that that particular lavatory would be used for crew only? I doubt all the passengers in that plane knows how to read in korean right? Also, the FA caught in lies multiple times. No photos and the lavatory was unlocked, they o...

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by ME720
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12832

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Do you want to imply that KLM, unlike other airlines, has an inherent problem of systematic racial discrimination? That's quite an accusation that you base on this simple incident. It is not a simple incident. It is a serious incident. This one got out, and was made public by the person involved. m...

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by ME720
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12832

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Everywhere all the time things are written and said in English. English speakers are lucky. Now 1 time its not the case and its right away discrimination and the whole world must know. Pathetic. Things are almost never written in Dutch. That’s discrimination. It was not written in dutch or English ...

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by ME720
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Traffic Drop - 1st in 20yrs
Replies: 13
Views: 3248

Re: Dubai Traffic Drop - 1st in 20yrs

calstanford wrote:
Good question especially as Shanghai with surrounding cities has so much more population than Milan or Dubai.


Even Milan. Tens of millions from Italy and surrounding countries can access by car
Or train.

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by ME720
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Traffic Drop - 1st in 20yrs
Replies: 13
Views: 3248

Re: Dubai Traffic Drop - 1st in 20yrs

Honest question. Do they really expect people to travel their for 'Expo 2020'? Well they expect 25 million visitors. https://www.go-gulf.ae/dubai-expo-2020/ Seems plausible. 2015 Expo in Milan saw 22.2mil, and Shanghai World Expo had 73mil visitors! How many of the visitors to Milan and Shanghai we...

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by ME720
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65189

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

I flew BEY-BRU in NOV 4 the Monday after all saint saints day..and the Monday after the end of 1 week school holidays in Belgium. The flight was supposed to be overbooked!!!! I Managed to get the one way at EUR 170 (was not available before the events).. I expected an empty flight, but was around 80...

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by ME720
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda to start flights to Beirut
Replies: 17
Views: 6165

Re: Lauda to start flights to Beirut

Lebanon has not signed open air treaty with the EU. The government is trying to protect local carrier MEA. Monopoly of scheduled flights out of BEY. Traffic is heavily regulated and bilateral agreements with many countries. Certainly no open air agreements. If they deregulate we will see Easyjet Rya...

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by ME720
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30530

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

VV wrote:
I am not even sure they feel excluded.

Perhaps they should push it even further, "Good morning mortal humans."


Or :” we wish what was formally known as ladies and gentlemen a good morning.”

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by ME720
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30530

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

How stupid! Really.. What about the majority who identify as ladies and or gentlemen? People have to compromise and accept that the good morning is meant to everyone on that plane.. good morning ladies and gentlemen includes everyone.. It s like not wishing a happy x Mas anymore but happy holidays! ...

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by ME720
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM refuses two sanctioned Venezuelan passengers to overfly US
Replies: 25
Views: 8844

Re: AM refuses Venezuelans to overfly US

Usually civilised countries waive entry requirements in case of an emergency diversion.. example medical, immigration called in before transporting the ill person by ambulance? N case of evacuation of aircraft most pax will not have their hand luggage and or documents.. I think that the US paranoia ...

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by ME720
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65189

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Gulf Air Release new Retro paint scheme on 787 but remove Maroon from paint scheme as it represented the Qatari ownership stake https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/7/7/5681779.jpg?v=v406222365d0 Well, you're either doing a retro livery or you aren't. They want to change history! Denyin...

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by ME720
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15314

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

A321's are almost universally not boarded at 2L due to the proximity of the engine to the jet bridge and greater potential for a collision. But, yes, given the layouts that also protrudes boarding from 2L. Not sure if that would be the case if the boarding ceased at 2L due to the engine proximity i...

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by ME720
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122289

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

BEY will be served year long, rather than seasonal as originally planned.

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JerseyFlyer wrote:
It's great to see the complainant ejected in one of these altercations, it makes a welcome change!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 03636.html


Finally, reason prevails.

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by ME720
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 26989

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

ME270, again: why are a few daily flights ridiculous compared to millions of very short drives (less than a few kilometers)? And what does your personal complaint about KLM add to this discussion? Nothing at all. I love KLM (and many other airlines, but not Air France) and will continue to fly them...

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by ME720
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 26989

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Had they been serious they could have taken this opportunity to announce axing their ridiculous AMS-BRU route. 1h30’ by train between both cities. Why would a few daily flights be ridiculous? It's all a matter of perspective. What I personally find ridiculous are 8,5 million cars in my country of 1...

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by ME720
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 26989

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

KLM has launched a campaign, which marks the airline’s 100th anniversary, for people to consider train travel for shorter distances and to replace face-to-face meetings with video calls. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/jul/11/dutch-airline-klm-calls-for-people-to-fly-less-carbon-offsetting-...

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by ME720
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 5527

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

So recently I started a discussion on aircraft types that were developed specifically for one airline (regardless of whether or not other airlines later made an order). So what about airline types that were only ever operated by one airline, ever? Perhaps one notable example is the Dassault Mercure...

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by ME720
Sat May 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 49
Views: 9370

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

There's not going to be a war unless Iran provokes it, in which case the Ayatollah regime will be swiftly and forcefully obliterated. If there is one country in the middle east that can repeat the German success after being liberated from a nutty dictator, it's Iran. The Ayatollahs know they don't ...

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by ME720
Wed May 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 49
Views: 9370

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

I would expect any hot war with US / Iran to be over very quickly, similar to Iraq, where the regime fell in a matter of weeks in 2003. However, the peace afterwards will take years, possibly decades. The countries around Iran can probably defend themselves, with some US / Israeli help. The Iranian...

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by ME720
Tue May 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 49
Views: 9370

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

Iran isn't gonna be much of a problem, while the country is quite large, the areas around Iran are pretty usable to fly, it wouldn't caused too much damage to all airlines. Actually it is an issue, and not just to the ME3. If war really breaks out, Oman, Saudi and the UAE are likely to get closed. ...

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by ME720
Fri May 17, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29341

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

I guess EK and EY must Be on an edge will the drums of war beating in the Persian Gulf.
Air space will be closed, and with all the US bases in the region, cities in the region might not be spared from missile attacks.

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by ME720
Mon May 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3822

Re: US carrier flights to IST

There are many reasons why all North American carriers have left IST. There were security issues, the economy is down thanks to Mr. Erdogan's actions. Some Turkish people living in North America often cannot go back since they would risk going to prison because they support Mr. Gülen. The yields ou...

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by ME720
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 10655

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

as a muslim guy, i always can't wait for those random searches! OH yes I can confirm from my own experiences. Racist to the bone, or metal. I have been 8 times to the US and every single time random check.. wish I had that luck with the lottery, I would have been a Billionaire by now. Random my A_ ...

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by ME720
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3968

Re: Sudan - what now?

I honestly don't see much difference. The only one being that possibly US sanctions will be lifted and they will be able to buy parts directly for their 737's and maybe get the A320's flying again. US sanctions already lifted a few years ago. They were lifted when el bashir’s regime joined KSA and ...

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by ME720
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14963

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

It would sure be great for this thing to go mechanical and make an emergency landing somewhere short of CCS or HAV and actually know what’s really being transported. I think we all have an idea of whats coming in and going out and it’s deffinately not Iranian pleasure seekers looking to beach it wi...

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by ME720
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748307

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Condolences to Ethiopian Airines, and to those affected by this crash. I hope that they will find survivors. Over 150 passengers and crew affected, I assume passengers from many countries who had transferred at Addis en route to Nairobi. Thoughts with the families and loved ones of those on board. T...

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by ME720
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 54
Views: 7624

Re: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

anshabhi wrote:
AirAsia India has started priority boarding for military personnel. All airlines should implement that too


How silly! They are not getting any faster to the battle field now are they?

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by ME720
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop between California and Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 6361

Re: Nonstop between California and Belgium

Belgium? Major West European country? Yes it is.. a country of 11 million. A Founding memeber of the EU and NATO. Its capital is a major city in Europe, home to the HQ of NATO and the EU along with many int. companies .. add lobbyists and the largest concentration of journalists and diplomats in th...

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by ME720
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4607

Re: OS retro livery?

hotelbravo wrote:
Anyone agree that the new Austrian retro livery is way better than the current or previous iterations?


Agree 100%
I hope they will return to that livery. Was so elegant and timeless..

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by ME720
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines new retrojet A320
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Austrian Airlines new retrojet A320

This is the best. Elegant a strong brand indeed. I re
I hope thy they will return to that livery.

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by ME720
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 6179

Re: El Al future

Even if relations ever improve, I don't think we will see LY in any GCC country, the same way that LY does not fly to Turkey, Egypt or Jordan. It would be way more realistic to see Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air or Saudia flying to TLV; also using their airports as connecting hubs for TLV PAX. True but...

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by ME720
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65189

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm confused about the new livery. Is it the winning entry of the university competition announce last year or something else? http://www.ndu.edu.lb/news-and-events/news/nduer-wins-mea-a321-airplane-livery-project No. None of the entries. If a m not mistaken, they never announced a winning entry, r...

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by ME720
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 34075

Re: Germania ceases operations

Germania ARN-BEY was very popular, I wonder who wil take over the route? MEA with an A320 would seem logical to me They launched CPH recently, year around. Berlin, should be considered by them as well, as was a popular route, specially that Germania ceased operations. ARN and Berlin maybe seasonal ...

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by ME720
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?
Replies: 31
Views: 3324

Re: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?

Plenty of uneducated and knee-jerk commenting going on. By the same token Ethiopian should not exist with all the famine there......? In the real world, airlines are vital. Foreign currency needs to be earned and there needs to be stable service to and from recovering countries to stimulate busines...

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by ME720
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65189

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Aaaaah yes, TLV! Sorry, my bad! Midnight flight? Isn't that Aegean? I was referring to MEA in this particular case. yes aegean my bad i am getting confused right now but mea does increase to 10x . can't remember the schedule though From what I know ME doesn't really do connecting flights. I guess l...

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by ME720
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 119
Views: 19827

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

LH748 wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
Did they used to fly this route before? It sounds familiar

They did with a 77W for some time


Competition to LH is always welcome.

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by ME720
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65189

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

According to France24, Jordanian aviation officials are in talks with their Syrian counterparts in order for Jordanian airlines to use Syrian airspace.

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by ME720
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germany bans Mahan Air from all flights
Replies: 15
Views: 4865

Re: Germany bans Mahan Air from all flights

So what does the likes of Atlas and Kalitta often do then if not operating military contract flights ? Difference being they're on contract to the US DoD, not the Islamic Republic of Iran. If Iran want to ban Atlas and Kalitta they're free to do so, just as they're free to throw their weight about ...

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by ME720
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65189

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

So that means that on the return flight, passengers from Beirut will fly to Kuwait via Larnaca? I hope KU isn't hoping to attract transfer passengers because this doesn't seem very competitive to me. That concerns two weekly flights out of the 10 they operate to BEY from KUW, besides they code shar...

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by ME720
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65189

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

So that means that on the return flight, passengers from Beirut will fly to Kuwait via Larnaca? I hope KU isn't hoping to attract transfer passengers because this doesn't seem very competitive to me. That concerns two weekly flights out of the 10 they operate to BEY from KUW, besides they code shar...

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by ME720
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65189

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Kuwait Airways to serve Larnaca VIA Beirut two times per week and Nice VIA Paris two times per week from June 3rd to Sept 12th I remember in the 1990s and early 2000s, Kuwait had a downtown office in Nicosia with a large A340 model at the entrance. They used to be a really strong strong player back...

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by ME720
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73480

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

xorrygva wrote:
It seems that it will be Kenya Airways. Formal announcement next week with more details.


Is the local market large enough for Ethiopian and Kenya airlines? I think that SN will feel the pinch! Many pax from the Geneva area transit through brussels en route to Africa.

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