ASKY in Lomé which is partially owned by ET seems like the closest thing to it.Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Except that out of MEX, TK will also be 2 stops to points beyond IST (on the outbound; and from CUN, on the inbound)
The problem for EK is that what you write about CUN is also valid for MEX. Ok, BCN-MEX will put butts in seats, but probably at horrible yields. Anything east of India is going the reaaaally long way around through Dubai (remember that MEX has direct flights to NRT, ICN, PVG, PEK and CAN, as well a...Jump to post
CUN as a stopover on the eastbound leg was the stupidest idea I have ever heard on this website TK is launching IST-MEX-CUN-IST soon so it might not be the stupidest idea. On the other hand, it is clear that EK does not know where to send their planes and it is desperately looking for 5th freedom r...Jump to post
TUI is cancelling BRU-MIA. This flight is always on sale. Why do they think they will make a profit?
Kinshasa and FDF/PTP can be interesting. CRL is not far from the French border so they might get some French passengers.
While not the most desirable, it's doable. Just flew a similar route with Wizz, left Memmingen at 10pm, arrived in Kutaisi, Georgia at 4am. Hotel, checked-in, sleeping by 6am. Up and ready for some touring by noon. Not your 8 hours of beauty sleep, but was perfectly fine. All for a 30 EUR flight? P...Jump to post
Personally I think the LED flights times are perfect ... avoids wasting a day travelling when it’s better done at night. To each his own. Flying half night in a Wizzair plane to arrive at 4 AM and then head to a hotel (?) or starting touring the city seems like the perfect idea of hell. Back from L...Jump to post
Just saw a video online of the passengers boarding regular stairs from the tarmac onto the first floor, so expect the boarding/deboarding procedure in CCS There is no problem with that. I never get this obsession in Airliners.net with the A380 and jet-bridges. Emirates has been operating Jeddah wit...Jump to post
However, the REAL video I'd love to see is the police video, where these screeching hysterical snowflakes try and convince the most-probably Muslim police officers of how evil Islam is. If they were smart enough to put two and two together, they would have probably believed they had died and gone t...Jump to post
In a Non-Muslim country like Spain you might see even more people of this type at the touristic coast due to GCC tourism. You must be kidding. Never been to Spain, to Turkey or both. Tourists in 2018 in Turkey: Algeria 288 207 Bahrain 77 075 Egypt 148 943 Iran 2 001 744 Iraq 1 172 896 Jordan 406 46...Jump to post
So why do those women go on holiday to a Muslim country? It is not like there is a lack of flights from London to other beach resorts in Europe.Jump to post
He may not have heard of Françafrique yet. I'm sure someone has called him now to make him aware. As others have mentioned BA stopped many former colonial capitals. Even Iberia doesn't bother with Malabo anymore. Maybe Air France could get an agreement with some Maghreb carrier to connect passenger...Jump to post
Welcome to Ryanair and Wizzair 2019. There are not enough markets unserved so they must be creative. As others mentioned, there are many Polish living in Norway/Scandinavia and likely GDN has the most links with those areas (being a port city itself). It will also likely stimulate tourism in both di...Jump to post
One site I tend to look at is http://www.aircraftspotting.uk Firstly, because I am a spotter/photographer. Secondly, I tend to view the attitude of Security to people taking an interest in aircraft as an indicator of the authorities openness at a more general level. The UAE gets a page, mostly abou...Jump to post
They will have the world's largest skyscraper so that should attract in some tourists Jeddah Tower is on hold. Btw I noticed that Neom Bay Airport (IATA: NUM) is already operating with 2-weekly Saudia flights to Riyadh (bookable in their website). Crazy. I reckon the main reason is to take workers ...Jump to post
But you can also do red sea diving from Israel and Jordan, 2 much MUCH better tourist destinations, both of which are on my bucket list of places to see. SA would be a hard sell over those two countries I just said Red Sea diving is one of the attractions. As for Israel and Jordan, their Red Sea co...Jump to post
I’ve been to Jeddah and it was a nice city. I’ve been to a lot worse. As a non Muslim I would love to go to Mecca, but that’s not allowed. Saudi can make a nice 1/2-week destination for an experienced traveller that is looking for something a bit exotic. The old city of Jeddah (there are also quite...Jump to post
Relations between the UK and Russia are not good at the moment - and this will likely affect demand. Why is Wizz going to succeed when Easyjet failed on UK-Moscow a few years ago ? Maybe they are trying to get the London-based city-breaker. Even reading the description in their FB is quite telling:...Jump to post
It's fine - this time WizzAir will be offering a direct shuttle bus for passengers to connect on to Salisbury. Not Salisbury, but Victoria Station. Bus is operated by P-airbus.com. Of course it's not free, but it is the cheapest way to get into London from Luton airport. Wizzair sells tickets for t...Jump to post
Coincides with BA pulling LHR-LED/KBP in early October. Also Pobeda briefly operated LED-STN this winter, so it was down from 3 carriers (BA, Rossiya, Pobeda) to one (Rossiya flying LED-LGW). https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/aeroflot/pobeda/pobeda-airlines-to-launch-st-petersburg-route-from-londo...Jump to post
It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...Jump to post
9Patch, really? You're a dreamer, a bad one that's for sure. In US maybe, in China, Japan, even Russia yes, they will come. In Poland? They want this magical dreamland airport on the grounds of "old" EPRA. The same airport that remained opened for two years and wasted $30mln and serviced ...Jump to post
the interiors are tired and not always functional nor comfortable, restrooms usually disgusting and there is not enough room to store your luggage. That says more about French high-speed trains which don't know the maintenance word. I agree TGV can be quite unpleasant and disgusting. I recall last ...Jump to post
With BA moving airports, this would be a good opportunity for IB to launch MAD-PKX flights.
I am surprised TK has not announced ISL-PKX yet.
You do understand that not every one flying LYS-CDG stops in CDG? Actually, how many pax fly this route only? I wouldn't be surprised if many of them just make a stopover in CDG on their merry way to a further destination. This is simply impractical to take the TGV from Lyon to Paris, then take the...Jump to post
'Most high speed lines are underused (compared to maximum capacity) and lose money.' Care to provide your sources for this sweeping statement? Care to explain why Air France's domestic network is underused and loss making. It is because most corners of France are now connected by 300km/h HSR and it...Jump to post
Perhaps BOS-CDG-XYD is faster than BOS-CDG-LYS? I think part of these new taxes in Europe will be set to help high-speed trains. Most high speed lines are underused (compared to maximum capacity) and lose money. The EU also requires now that HSL have competition with private operators (this is alre...Jump to post
I just spent 6 weeks in Europe, rented a car 5 different times. After filling up the cars to turn in and paying what I paid, I touch down at XNA and on the way home see that Sam's Club's gas is $2.17 a gal. God Bless America. If you were touching down at LAX, SAN or SFO you would not pay $2.17 a ga...Jump to post
How long will it take for Ryanair to start saying they will be cutting routes from France? Lol that was my first though. I imagine the UK will already not be considered UE for those tax-purposes, so a short Dinard-Stansted or Nantes-East Midlands flight will be subjected to a 3 EUR tax and FR will ...Jump to post
A valid point, though airlines are also chasing big spenders, and if those spenders demand flights to places like AGP and NCE, then that's where they will go. Demand is way up for Greece as the country slowly emerges from its economic and financial crisis, and the country depends heavily on tourism...Jump to post
NCE isn't daily on La Compagnie, and the airline has a high rate of cancellations and delays, apparently. UA could attempt it daily, and drive them off the EWR route. I have the impression that "in your face posh" destinations like AGP (Marbella) or NCE (Monaco, Cannes) are a bit "wo...Jump to post
So is this official or is this still a rumor from a Spanish newspaper? I don’t see any official UA release or anything like that. It seems this route will involve some kind of subsidy from the city council and/or the Junta (Andalucia's regional government) so UA might be waiting for the cheque :) O...Jump to post
Montenegro is definitely a wild idea. Split doesn't make a lot of sense either. It doesn't have the global clout of Dubrovnik nor the connection possibilities of Zagreb. Air Transat had announced SPU last year and did not materialise. For long-haul carriers the choice is about ZAG (larger local mark...Jump to post
In 2018, United launched EWR-KEF and EWR-OPO. Curious as to what else might be added in 2020. Malaga (AGP), Nice (NCE), Pisa (PSA), Budapest (BUD) all come to mind. EWR-SVQ, already discussed https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1423561 In France, LYS or MRS would be nice. NCE has alread...Jump to post
Would TAP be able to launch new destinations in Northern Brazil with the A321LR? I recall Joao Pessoa had TACV flights for a while (it seems they are gone). But it seems it is too close to Recife and Natal. São Luís? Sergipe? Yes! Not confirmed tought. Draw a line in Brasilia, the capital, any city...Jump to post
I’d say UA and DL with EWR and JFK on the horizon. UA most likely would benefit most with connections on both ends. But, as posted above, overcrowding is my biggest concern. A lot has to do with cruise ships, not with a plane flying +200 US tourists a few times a week. Cruise ships are like a plagu...Jump to post
Dubrovnik seems to be another victim of overtourism Dubrovnik Old Town (which is what tourists visit) is very small. So it gets full quickly. On the hand, off-season Dubrovnik is quite a ghost town, which to me is quite hard to understand. The Croatian/Dubrovnik authorities should focus on making D...Jump to post
I don’t know right now the situation of Santiago, but this article of La Voz dated 22nd March of last year states that the City Hall would subsidise with 1.7 million €. So at least until last year there were. Personally I would not trust local media on discussions about subsidies. They often take &...Jump to post
VGO, LCG, SCQ, OVD, SDR, VIT, RGS, LEN, VLL in the north, Valencia (VLC-JFK :stirthepot: ), Lleida, Girona, Granada, Almería etc are well known for subsidising airlines. There are no major subsidies in SCQ at the moment. Also some airports like SDR while they subsidise carriers, they have craved th...Jump to post
It's a 50 minute drive to Santiago de Compostela airport. I cannot see all 3 airports in the region (Vigo, Santiago and A Coruna) surviving - local Govt and airport managements probably believe the same thing Each is now battling for long term survival with the AVE train - once a city substantially...Jump to post
Dubrovnik is an Instagram hotspot, so there is really no comparison with an island like Madeira. Santorini is a better comparison. IMO EWR-ZAG on UA could work, with connections with Croatia Airlines to the coast. I have flown a few times with OU to the coast via ZAG (DBV, SPU or PUY) and in any fli...Jump to post
With the high-speed train reaching Galicia and Northern Spain the latest in 2022 (cutting the travel time to Madrid to around 3 hours), the city council of A Coruña (LCG) is starting to subsidise Iberia to MAD. In Spanish only: https://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/coruna/2019/07/06/iberia-ampliara-...Jump to post
Would TAP be able to launch new destinations in Northern Brazil with the A321LR?
I recall Joao Pessoa had TACV flights for a while (it seems they are gone). But it seems it is too close to Recife and Natal.
São Luís? Sergipe?
Flights out of SCQ can be quite asymmetric in general. A lot of passengers are pilgrims/tourists that will be fly into elsewhere (MAD, OPO, BIO) and walk to Santiago, then fly out of SCQ. BLQ is not a tourist destination for Americans. They go Italy’s big guns: Rome, Venice, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany an...Jump to post
I give it three years until traffic starts to stabilize and until it reaches a certain level after which UIA will play a key role in fueling growth. Look at Sofia, both Wizz Air and Ryanair massively expanded some years ago. The airport was booming for two years while this year, growth has been rea...Jump to post