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by SCQ83
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 51242

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Whenever Air Europa disappears, there might be an opportunity for Wizz Air to open a base in MAD. Also Norwegian closed their MAD base in winter 2019. Those are short/medium haul destinations from Air Europa in MAD (excluding flights where high-speed train is or is going to be competitive soon) Amst...

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by SCQ83
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 51242

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

New MK routes What would you rather go for right now: a holiday or a family visit? With WIZZ's new routes from North Macedonia, you can do both! Book flights from Skopje to Billund, Bologna or Turin, or travel directly from Ohrid to Friedrichshafen! Maybe FDH and BLQ in addition to LIS will be the 3...

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by SCQ83
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10794

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

The EU rarely has any ban based on the country’s government. It usually only bans carriers based on safety. They allowed flights from Iran and China. Both of which are questionable dictatorships. Even Air Koryo is permitted with the TU204. Kam Air and Ariana are already banned in the EU. And that w...

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by SCQ83
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10794

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

- Ariana will survive but will significantly scale down its operations internationally to Delhi, Islamabad, Quetta and ofcourse Dubai. They will try for a European station to route traffic. My prediction is FRA. If the Taliban take power, the EU would never allow a Taliban-ruled Ariana to fly to an...

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by SCQ83
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM launches: GDL-MAD 3x Weekly
Replies: 34
Views: 7031

Re: AM launches: GDL-MAD 3x Weekly

The world has also changed, AM and IB can decide it is mutually beneficial to cooperate since IB has lost both its Mexican feeders (Mexicana & Interjet). AM and IB code shared on each other's flights in the 90s/early 2000s. AM would put it its code on IB's 747s MEX-MAD and conversely, IB would ...

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by SCQ83
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 51242

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Well yes, that has always been the case in the last years, the point was that the current operator is actually using this advantage. Yes and no. Albania has been growing as a tourism destination but it is still very unknown and niche. Tell someone in Spain you want to go on holidays to Albania, and...

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by SCQ83
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 51242

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2021/08/wizz-air-to-announce-tuzla-expansion.html More Sarajevo: budget airline will introduce operations from Sarajevo to Billund, Cologne, Hahn, Hamburg, Malmo, Sandefjord and Treviso. And Tuzla. New routes will be added to Milan Malpensa Airport and Nuremberg. New ope...

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by SCQ83
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM launches: GDL-MAD 3x Weekly
Replies: 34
Views: 7031

Re: AM launches: GDL-MAD 3x Weekly

I find those two routes suspicious in the current context. I am going to say those are related to the potential Air Europa-Iberia merge. If Air Europa becomes part of Iberia, that would be an issue for Aeromexico in Spain for two reasons: 1. They will lose their SkyTeam partner in MAD. Spain is not ...

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by SCQ83
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 348
Views: 51242

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

TIA getting bigger by the day

Starting this December, you can travel directly from Tirana to Liverpool, Madrid, Billund and Oslo.

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by SCQ83
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southend Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Southend Airport

Just as warned 5 years ago by those pesky experts people were told to ignore, by Gove of all people! I think I am right in saying that Essex, the country this airport is in, is a Tory/Leave stronghold, in which case they are joining the fisherman and others who voted to put themselves out of work. ...

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by SCQ83
Sat Aug 07, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southend Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Southend Airport

If the UK government needed more evidence of real job losses and economic impact as a result of its overly draconian travel policy then here you go. You can understand from a U2 and FR point of view with pax down everywhere, they are going to hole up in their core bases. Brexit should play also a b...

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by SCQ83
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?
Replies: 106
Views: 9581

Re: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?

I doubt Wizz Air will expand East. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi was set up with the agreement of the AD government (which owns Etihad). Same for Air Arabia AD. I see those two carriers as the future for AUH whenever Etihad+Emirates merge and move to DWC. Wizz Air focusing on the West and Air Arabia on the Eas...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread - 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 6659

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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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia and Armenia state fund to launch a LCC
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

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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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?
Replies: 106
Views: 9581

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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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 684
Views: 124961

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: 159
Views: 23224

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: 159
Views: 23224

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: 348
Views: 51242

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: 348
Views: 51242

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: 348
Views: 51242

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: 5741

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: 348
Views: 51242

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: 159
Views: 23224

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: 184
Views: 26384

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: 184
Views: 26384

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: 2266

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: 17
Views: 3221

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: 17
Views: 3221

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: 159
Views: 23224

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: 32583

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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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: 159
Views: 23224

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: 881
Views: 131490

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: 881
Views: 131490

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: 881
Views: 131490

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: 881
Views: 131490

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: 9423

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: 184
Views: 26384

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: 184
Views: 26384

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: 184
Views: 26384

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 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 12481

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 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 12481

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 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 12481

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: 9423

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: 9423

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: 23613

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: 1809

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: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 12481

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: 184
Views: 26384

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: 4306

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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