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by SCQ83
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread - 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 5664

Re: French routes news thread - 2021

Transavia is (re) starting ORY-SCQ 2-weekly in winter season.

It was announced for winter 2020/2021 but cancelled because of COVID although there were a few flights operated around Christmas.

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Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia and Armenia state fund to launch a LCC
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Air Arabia and Armenia state fund to launch a LCC

Sounds promising! Armenia needs a decent airline, although I thought we'd see Wizz set up a base there which would have been enough. I reckon this will be a JV like Air Arabia Maroc, using Air Arabia website and style. Or something like Ryanair and Buzz/Lauda. Or Air Berlin and Niki back in the day...

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Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?
Replies: 52
Views: 3554

Re: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?

I don't see some of those destinations. Brindisi is very close to Bari, and Bari-Abu Dhabi is already likely a very thin route. I reckon some of unserved Wizz Air's bases from AUH make sense: Iași Kraków (although they fly to KTW) Riga (surprisingly nobody flies RIX-AUH) Sarajevo (massive Gulf marke...

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Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 588
Views: 105067

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

So is Air Canada's (Rouge) YYZ-OPO dropped also for 2022?

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by SCQ83
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 20344

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Vueling flew BCN-SKG a few years ago seasonally and it didn’t last long. And Aegean actually announced SKG-BCN as part of their SKG expansion right before COVID and never launched it. We might see it in a year or two. MAD is not as popular with Greeks as BCN so the demand dynamic is different. But ...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 20344

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Another round of summer FR destinations from FCO base to: JTR 4w, ZTH 4w, CHQ 3w., beginning of August I wish FR would launch some routes from Spain to ZTH and other Greek islands. ZTH has 0 flights to Spain, as well as CHQ (although HER has several flights to MAD/BCN). At least they have opened th...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 132
Views: 22244

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Don't forget that Wizz connects Mykonos (and Santorini) to cities in eastern and central europe where travellers begin their journey on a tight budget and not as ultra-rich visitors..It is also true that they can use the flight to take the ferry from Mykonos and visit Tinos,Naxos,Paros (Paros can b...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 132
Views: 22244

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Mykonos especially attracts all wealthy middle-easterners every summer..There are places like Nammos beach and club, where parties take place regularly and they spend 100.000euros in a night with gold plated champagne bottles costing thousands of euros ..First row beach sunbeds cost from hundreds t...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 132
Views: 22244

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wizz Air has now so many routes out of AUH.

It seems like the plan in the future will be to liquidate Etihad (or merge it with Emirates at DWC) and make AUH a low-cost hub.

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Relaunches Miami
Replies: 30
Views: 5644

Re: Aer Lingus Relaunches Miami

This is a bulk tourist route. The A321LR would be an absolute disaster. They need the A330s capacity for the lower yields. Dublin and Miami are two of the cities in the world that have profited the most from Brexit (DUB) and Covid (MIA). It looks like every other tech MNC / FAANG (and increasingly ...

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by SCQ83
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 132
Views: 22244

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Massive tourist demand form the financially better off Arabs for Greek and Italian quality holiday hotspots. There are five and four different Gulf airlines serving Mykonos and Santorini airports respectively during this summer season. Also those airports managed by Fraport (like Mykonos and Santor...

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by SCQ83
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 20344

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Wizz Air is launching Abu Dhabi-Santorini https://gulfbusiness.com/wizz-air-flights-from-abu-dhabi-to-santorini-begin-from-dhs179/ FlyDubai is adding Dubai-Mykonos-Santorini-Dubai https://news.flydubai.com/flydubai-adds-mykonos-and-santorini-to-its-summer-schedule So this summer Santorini will have...

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by SCQ83
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 183
Views: 25450

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Etihad will be launching flights from Abu Dhabi to Malaga this summer. Flights will be operated 2x week with B789. Huge news for Malaga as Qatar Airways also announced its return to the Spanish city a few weeks ago. Malaga is slowly becoming the third intercontinental gateway in Spain after Madrid ...

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by SCQ83
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 183
Views: 25450

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Vueling adds SCQ-LGW and SCQ-BIO this summer, in addition to its new routes from SCQ to IBZ, MAH, LPA, SVQ and VLC which were announced earlier this year. https://www.elespanol.com/quincemil/articulos/actualidad/vueling-conectara-santiago-con-bilbao-y-londres-gatwick-este-verano Vueling conectará Sa...

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by SCQ83
Fri May 28, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al shareholder to take large stake in Cypriot carrier Tus Airways
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: El Al shareholder to take large stake in Cypriot carrier Tus Airways

What is the market for Marrakech-Larnaca? Is to connect Israeli tourists on Tel Aviv-LCA-Marrakech now that Morocco recognises Israel?

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by SCQ83
Thu May 27, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clermont-Ferrand Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

Re: Clermont-Ferrand Airport

A couple of years ago when I wanted to score an EMB120 ride, I flew NCE-CFE on A Regional bird, (full AF livery) spent a few hours in town then a CRJ700 of Brit Air upto CDG (again full AF paint), … Very well connected place…..Once I recall Air Nostrum flew MAD-CFE for a while. https://www.lasprovi...

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by SCQ83
Wed May 26, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clermont-Ferrand Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

Re: Clermont-Ferrand Airport

Fly Kiss tried to open some routes at CFE in 2016 to London, Lille, Nice and Strasbourg. It did not go well As to why there are no international routes, I can only suggest that tourist interest in the region is somewhat limited - or at least the promotion of the region for tourists has not been eff...

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by SCQ83
Wed May 26, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 20344

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Wizz Air is launching Abu Dhabi-Santorini https://gulfbusiness.com/wizz-air-flights-from-abu-dhabi-to-santorini-begin-from-dhs179/ FlyDubai is adding Dubai-Mykonos-Santorini-Dubai https://news.flydubai.com/flydubai-adds-mykonos-and-santorini-to-its-summer-schedule So this summer Santorini will have ...

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by SCQ83
Sun May 23, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 30050

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

https://twitter.com/GLandsbergis/status ... 2250926082


What is RF supposed to be? Russian Federation?
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artflyer wrote:
Pax by nationality (per Lithuanian FM): 1 AT, 1 BE, 1 BG, 1 CY, 3 DE, 1 ESP, 9 FRA, 1 GEO, 11 GR , 94 LT, 2 LV, 4 PL, 5 RO, 4 BY, 3 RF, 1 GEO, 2 SYR, 1 NGA citizens (in total 171).

https://twitter.com/GLandsbergis/status ... 2250926082


What is RF supposed to be? Russian Federation?

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by SCQ83
Sun May 09, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 20344

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Aegean has removed ATH-ZAG from its booking system for this summer. Flights were supposed to start in June and to operate twice per week. They were already delayed once so I guess Aegean doesn't expect demand to recover. They have already removed ZAG-SPU some time ago. Also ATH-OPO (which was opera...

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by SCQ83
Sat May 08, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 805
Views: 111314

Re: Delta to launch flights to Dubrovnik, Croatia from JFK this summer

Which is a great example of why this will not be the summer of Europe travel, except for the truly adventurous. Much of the continent will be tough to navigate restrictions wise. It is foolish to think it will be open to all by August 1. The airlines need it to be and are desperate, but that does n...

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by SCQ83
Fri May 07, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 805
Views: 111314

Re: Delta to launch flights to Dubrovnik, Croatia from JFK this summer

I wonder how it works with COVID travelling from Dubrovnik to "mainland Croatia" (Split, etc.) since travelling by car means crossing the Bosnian border.

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by SCQ83
Fri May 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 805
Views: 111314

Re: Delta to launch flights to Dubrovnik, Croatia from JFK this summer

I predict 100 comments with "Bravo Hrvatska" in the Ex-Yu blog :D

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by SCQ83
Fri May 07, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 805
Views: 111314

Re: Delta to launch flights to Zagreb, Croatia from JFK this summer

Insane competing with United from EWR! I wouldn't be shocked that American resumes their PHL-DBV this year.

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by SCQ83
Tue May 04, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)
Replies: 58
Views: 9223

Re: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)

it will not surprise me if IB launches Phuket from Madrid as a seasonal destination. I don't think so. No major EU carrier flies to Phuket other than Finnair (huge local market) and some charters from Scandinavia and the likes. Also Thailand is a very different animal. Spaniards rarely stay in Phuk...

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by SCQ83
Sun May 02, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 183
Views: 25450

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

It is unfortunate that SFO is dropped from the schedule this summer. But it makes sense. I hope that we keep IB here, and not just level, especially because SFO is now a Oneworld hub since Alaska has joined. Next summer, I hope to see Iberia back here in the Bay Area. I am not surprised. San Franci...

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by SCQ83
Sun May 02, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 183
Views: 25450

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Great news for Reus! In roughly a month the airport has seen 2 new airlines adding services (Volotea and Binter) in the midst of a pandemic! Wonder if it could become the "regional" airport for the Barcelona metropolitan area. I recall Binter did the same. They announced LPA-BCN a while a...

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by SCQ83
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 183
Views: 25450

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Will these routes still be flown next year when (hopefully) Covid is of lesser significance in Europe and international travel becomes more possible ? Some of those routes are definitely an overkill. There are a million of new routes from Menorca to mainland Spain. And Menorca is a very niche place...

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by SCQ83
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair launches Riga base with 16 new routes
Replies: 39
Views: 6924

Re: Ryanair launches Riga base with 16 new routes

I would say these routes show crisis on Ryanair part. They have nowhere to fly and not enough markets to tap. They will never be able to fill planes in many of these routes and anybody savy in the market knows it. Routes like RIX-KRK would have been impossible to fill even in Summer 2019 with 5 eur...

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by SCQ83
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair launches Riga base with 16 new routes
Replies: 39
Views: 6924

Re: Ryanair launches Riga base with 16 new routes

On the other hand, it seems that Ryanair is somehow "returning" to those secondary airports like HHN, FMM or BVA (where it opened a base a few months ago). Before COVID, Ryanair was gradually leaving those remote airports focusing on main airports. I wonder what is behind this. Money from ...

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by SCQ83
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair launches Riga base with 16 new routes
Replies: 39
Views: 6924

Re: Ryanair launches Riga base with 16 new routes

HHN-RIX is a former route. I flew it a few moons ago :D I wouldn't surprised this is the case for RIX-BVA/FMM.

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by SCQ83
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)
Replies: 58
Views: 9223

Re: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)

As someone who has been to the Maldives a fair bit, I can tell you that there are minimal Spanish visitors. In fact of the the 1.6 million or so visitors in 2019 the amount of Spanish visitors didn't get into the top ten. Even Switzerland with just over 3k per year (I think its around 1.75%) got in...

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by SCQ83
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)
Replies: 58
Views: 9223

Re: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)

IMO this is part of a long term trend (and certainly Maldives being very open during COVID helps). Ten or fifteen years ago, if Spaniards wanted some tropical sun, the place to go was Cancún or Punta Cana. Under normal circumstances, there are several daily flights from Madrid to CUN/PUJ to serve th...

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by SCQ83
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA adding seasonal IAD-ATH, EWR-DBV and ORD-KEF
Replies: 132
Views: 23371

Re: United intl route announcement Monday 4/19

It really shows how powerful of a brand Dubrovnik is. A metro area of only 65,000. The jewel of the Balkans. UA hasn't had 2nd thoughts in taking AA's place. I have a feeling just like how we saw the airlines "chasing" domestic outdoor leisure markets, we are going to see a gold-rush of ai...

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by SCQ83
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR and W6 to enter Linate
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Re: FR and W6 to enter Linate

Wow. CRL seems a complete waste of slots at an airport close to a city centre. Was flying to BRU not possible ? Charleroi has its own catchment area. For instance a lot of people in Lille use it (LIL airport is minuscule and by car CRL is way closer than CDG). Maybe W6 could launch BUD-LIN or WAW-LI...

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by SCQ83
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 29
Views: 5849

Re: FR to open ZAG base

Wow. Is Ryanair using the new or the old terminal in ZAG?

So what will happen with the Zagreb-coast routes if OU goes bankrupt?

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by SCQ83
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 183
Views: 25450

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2021

Vueling will base a 3rd plane in Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) from June 2021. That is Vueling's only base in Northern Spain with BIO (5 planes). https://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/santiago/santiago/2021/03/31/vueling-refuerza-presencia-santiago-suma-cinco-nuevas-rutas-junio/0003161721256068118089...

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by SCQ83
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 4253

Re: Volotea launches Bilbao - Gibraltar route in July 2021

I'm always glad to see GIB getting new connections. This is a fairly odd one though, honestly I thought only MAD and BCN would have anywhere near the demand for such a route, but I guess Volotea see something I don't! I guess neither of them have any great love for the central Spanish government, s...

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by SCQ83
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea announces first non-UK Gibraltar flight
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Volotea announces first non-UK Gibraltar flight

An interesting development, Volotea has just announced Gibraltar-Bilbao. This is at the moment the only route connecting Gibraltar to a destination outside the United Kingdom. https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/cadiz/sevi-compania-aerea-volotea-enlazara-gibraltar-y-bilbao-partir-julio-202103251927_not...

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by SCQ83
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 20344

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Is Fraport giving incentives to fly to those islands? The number of new routes is INSANE.

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by SCQ83
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 20344

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Wizzair is also opening up new summer routes to the greek islands: All 2 weekly WAW-HER WAW-JTR OTP-CFU OTP-ZTH KRK-HER KRK-JTR KTW-CFU KIV-HER OSL-CHQ (first route to Chania for Wizzair) Blue Air also is opening OTP-HER,JMK.RHO,ZTH It seems both Ryanair and Wizz Air have added a few more routes: F...

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by SCQ83
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)
Replies: 36
Views: 9021

Re: 10 busiest airports in the world 60 years ago (1961)

Airports like Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Montreal are in the top 20. Wow! That's not surprising at all when one considers the historical environment and population demographics at that time. Cleveland was the eighth largest city in the U.S. in 1960 and Pittsburgh was sixteenth. Further, PIT was one ...

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by SCQ83
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 64993

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Ryanair has now put many of these routes back on sale(45 in total) from late March as predicted. So after all OPO isnt going to loose that many routes, as speculated by you. True, some of them are back (while quite a few have been chopped). In any case, that doesn't stop more carriers cancelling OP...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou (CAN / ZGGG) overtakes ATL, busiest airport worldwide
Replies: 48
Views: 5964

Re: Guangzhou (CAN / ZGGG) overtakes ATL, busiest airport worldwide

Guangzhou and Shenzhen are not that surprising. Those are big airports with mostly (specially SZX) domestic traffic which hasn't been hit for much of 2020 in China.

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by SCQ83
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 64993

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Saw a story that Portugalia could change its name to TAP Express and may assume a larger role as the short-haul provider to TAP. ?? Isn't it the case since 2016? https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/tap-portugal-creates-tap-express-replace-portugalia TAP Portugal Creates TAP Expr...

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by SCQ83
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 20344

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Dublin-Santorini on Ryanair is interesting. Is it Ryanair's longest route to a Greek island? Maybe they will launch new JTR/JMK routes to Spain, France or the UK in the future.

Also interesting nobody seems to fly DUB-Mykonos. I reckon it is not a good fit.

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by SCQ83
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 64993

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

A few months ago OPO fanboys just denied that OPO was "in trouble". Six months later with nearly 50 routes chopped (must be a leader in Spain/Portugal) we start with wishful thinking that OPO will "come back". In any case, it would be interesting to debate to which "former g...

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by SCQ83
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 64993

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

I don't get why when in this thread I write anything about OPO, their fanboys attack SCQ. :roll:

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by SCQ83
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 64993

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Not a fair comparison of 2 different markets and one airport or just over 2m pax to an airport of just over 19m pax. Doesn’t work like that, routes were selling before, perhaps not the best yields on some routes but some if not all will make a return. SCQ had 2.9 million PAX in 2019. OPO had 13.1 m...

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