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by Sheridan125
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian October Results
Replies: 16
Views: 3486

Norwegian October Results

I am told that Today's UK Times newspaper reports bad October results for Norwegian. Capacity rise of 34 %, traffic rise of 26% giving seemingly dreadful load factor of 78.8%. Share price apparently collapsed. Anyone got more detailed info?

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by Sheridan125
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 78544

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

It is always possible that SRB could buy Flybe directly and not through VS. That way there would be no issue about British ownership and no need for other parties to agree. He clearly has the capacity to put in new management and continue LHR operations until slots can be reorganised. There would no...

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by Sheridan125
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX
Replies: 29
Views: 6265

Re: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX

The discussion about the number of flight attendants is minor. Of far greater importance is whether incremental revenue would rise faster than incremental costs? The answer to this is almost certainly yes on many but not all routes. At that stage practical considerations arise. Aircraft ground times...

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by Sheridan125
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A second airport at Madrid
Replies: 19
Views: 2613

Re: A second airport at Madrid

Does anyone now remember Ciudad Real, which was built about 15 years ago apparently as a new Madrid airport that even attracted airlines including FR? Any potential new investor in that area had best examine that sorry carcass.

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by Sheridan125
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity
Replies: 17
Views: 4891

Re: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity

If the UK government had chosen the Gatwick option instead of the far more controversial expansion of Heathrow construction of a new southerly runway would already be underway atvGatwick. As it is at Heathrow progress towards even a final government decision has at best been minimal. Use this move a...

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by Sheridan125
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 7930

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

British Caledonian did not fail. It wasn't sold to British Airways in 1988 for a handsome price well above its balance sheet value. Other airlines in particular SAS when interested in acquiring it at the time.

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by Sheridan125
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12429

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

It is good to read several posts that are critical of Stansted. I have used it perhaps a hundred times in the last ten years. In my experience it has been a period of relentless and apparently deliberate worsening of standards. Under BAA management it was an attractive, light and airy place with lar...

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by Sheridan125
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6710

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

It looks to me as if this airline has adopted a strategy that will lead it to the knacker's yard. If these markets become oversupplied with capacity it is Primera who will suffer in any price war.

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by Sheridan125
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Flights Between Two Cities With Same Name?
Replies: 74
Views: 18766

RE: Any Flights Between Two Cities With Same Name?

In the 1960's Caledonian used to run regular flights from London (UK) to London Ontario.

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by Sheridan125
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Stelios Threatens Easyjet Stake Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 3046

RE: Sir Stelios Threatens Easyjet Stake Sale

If I was Carolynn I would be celebratring and I would place a large aircraft order immediately. The sooner they cab break with a rebellious shareholder the better.

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by Sheridan125
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787 Routes
Replies: 106
Views: 43854

RE: British Airways 787 Routes

My guess is that as soon as the second aircraft is delivered the 787 will take over a daily service from the 767. This will I think either be <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> or <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (...

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by Sheridan125
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 / A380 - Managing A Successful Type Intro
Replies: 35
Views: 11355

RE: 787 / A380 - Managing A Successful Type Intro

Sorry <acronym title="Copa Airlines (Panama)">CM</acronym>. I do not like to contradict fellow a.netters but your post is just motherhood stuff. I was part of a team a few years ago which introduced 2 new aircraft types within 1 month. Both entered service on the required days. They were very differ...

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by Sheridan125
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adding Second Daily MIA-LHR Year Round
Replies: 21
Views: 9187

RE: AA Adding Second Daily MIA-LHR Year Round

This development is exactly what a Joint Venture is all baout. Providing excellent schedules on key routes. MIA can now really be used as connecting hub for a very wide range of key routes.

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by Sheridan125
Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?
Replies: 78
Views: 35454

RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

Astraeus used to operate LGW-SSG (Malabo) which is 3305 miles.

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by Sheridan125
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EI Looking Seriously At The 737MAX?
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Is EI Looking Seriously At The 737MAX?

EI is IMHO not in a position to look at anything in the way of new aircraft. It is the subject of a takeover offer at a price well above its current market capitalisation. It cannot commit to anything until that process is complete. On top of that it has a massive pension defecit which it must fund ...

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by Sheridan125
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Open New Bases-London(LGW) & Alicante
Replies: 27
Views: 8681

RE: Norwegian To Open New Bases-London(LGW) & Alicante

The one thing you should not do IMHO as a so-called low cost carrier is to go into markets that are saturated by other airlines. Norwegian are going head-to-head with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, EZY, Monarch and others on all their proposed routes from <acronym title="London - Gat...

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by Sheridan125
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign Ownership In VS Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

RE: Foreign Ownership In VS Question

EU laws require that any airline registered in the EU is majority owned within the EU. Almost all of the Air Services Agreements within which <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> operates require "substantial ownership and effective control " to be within UK. So the...

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by Sheridan125
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Would Anyone Invest In An Airline
Replies: 26
Views: 9975

RE: Why Would Anyone Invest In An Airline

Sir Richard Branson once said that the easiest way to become a millionaire is to start as a billionaire and then invest in the airline industry. Rod Eddington also said that IIRC that airlines had a record of destroying equity. The problem is the cost structure. The cost structure is rather like the...

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by Sheridan125
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Trial Automated Check-In Service
Replies: 27
Views: 7737

RE: BA To Trial Automated Check-In Service

Very much old hat. For example RYR have been doing this for years. Indeed it bis the only way you can check-in on RYR

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by Sheridan125
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin 66.2mln Euro Loss In Q2
Replies: 14
Views: 5479

RE: Air Berlin 66.2mln Euro Loss In Q2

With <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym>'s abysmal financial performance and no obvious strategy it is baffling why anyone should invest in the company or loan it money. Putting money into <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym> cannot posibly be the best use of Etihad's fu...

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by Sheridan125
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Cancel 35 787-9 Order After $245m Loss
Replies: 225
Views: 37965

RE: QF Cancel 35 787-9 Order After $245m Loss

I cannot recall a single case where a major carrier has been able to sustain ownership of a so-called LCC for more than a few years. United/Ted, Delta/Song, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>/Go are all good examples. The Qantas/Jetstar relationship is coming to the boil. Qantas must kill...

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by Sheridan125
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Sees A380 Delivery Drop; Slower New Orders
Replies: 56
Views: 18060

RE: Airbus Sees A380 Delivery Drop; Slower New Orders

Perhaps the lack of new orders has nothing to do with wing problems. Maybe it is because no airline has yet made a profit out of A380 operations. Any news on whether A380 operations have been profitable would be welcome.

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by Sheridan125
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted Airport Post BAA Ownership?
Replies: 4
Views: 2773

Stansted Airport Post BAA Ownership?

Let us hope that the High Court Appeal Decision in the UK today is the last stage in the ridiculous campaign by BAA to retain ownership of <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym>. With any luck a quick sale will now take place. This will enable that airport to s...

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by Sheridan125
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA/BMI Integration: Next Phase!
Replies: 122
Views: 22997

RE: BA/BMI Integration: Next Phase!

mikey 72. The shambolic policies of the successive British governments towards transport are well illustrated by the fact that Sir Adam Thomson, Chairman of BCAL for a quarter of a century met in that time every minister responsible for aviation. On average he met a new one every 9 months. The polic...

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by Sheridan125
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of AB?
Replies: 31
Views: 9085

RE: The Future Of AB?

Air Berlin is a very difficult airline to assess. It is hybrid formed out of several mergers. Those mergers have brought their own baggage with them is terms of aircraft, routes, costs and cultures. It is not a low cost airline in the image of ,say, Ryanair or Southwest. Only new start-ups can gener...

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by Sheridan125
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Cutting Some Canary Island Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 8429

RE: Ryanair Cutting Some Canary Island Routes

I think RYR is right to take this action. It is interesting to see that Willie Walsh, CEO of <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym>, has also heavily criticised Spanish airports for putting up their taxes. There will be fewer pax at Spanish airports...

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by Sheridan125
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Submits Formal Bid For Aer Lingus
Replies: 57
Views: 7967

RE: Ryanair Submits Formal Bid For Aer Lingus

My view of this is that RYR is likely to succeed this time. Let me set out my reasons for this view: 1. <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> are in Ireland a much loved carrier but their business scope is almost totally inhibited by the fact that the largest international passenger air...

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by Sheridan125
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Orders More 777's
Replies: 75
Views: 33265

BA Orders More 777's

According to Jethros BA have ordered 2 more 777W's for delivery in Sep/Nov 2014. Anyone know any more about this?

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by Sheridan125
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia Orders 23 Boeing 737 MAX Jets
Replies: 16
Views: 13052

RE: Virgin Australia Orders 23 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

If they will not get deliveries before 2019 it means that the production line is fully sold out up to then. At a production rate that is likely to exceed 40 aircraft pwer month it means that more than 1000 MAX will have been delivered before Vir <acronym title="Asiana Airlines (South Korea)">OZ</acr...

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by Sheridan125
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sees Market For 34.000 Planes @ 2012-2031
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

RE: Boeing Sees Market For 34.000 Planes @ 2012-2031

Does anyone out there know how accurate Boeing's past market forecasts have been? My assessment is that they have been good.

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by Sheridan125
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LGW Fleet Question.
Replies: 67
Views: 11776

RE: BA LGW Fleet Question.

IMHO there is no way BA will use anything other than 777's at LGW for long haul. In several years time they may be changed to 787's but there is no current plan to do that.

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by Sheridan125
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Most Innovative Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 27040

RE: 10 Most Innovative Airlines

How about BEA who pioneered turbine engined flights with the Viscount and pioneered blind landings with the Trident in the 1960's. True innovations which changed the world of flying for ever. Then BOAC who pioneeded jet flying with the Comet. Then there was Pan Am who specified and introduced into s...

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