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by VCy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 898
Views: 115838

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Finally the Egypt route is MXP-HBE. Which makes HBE a contender to be one of the Wizz Air Abu Dhabi destinations as well. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will serve it as well but it's not yet known if the UAE plan to have Wizz and Air Arabia cooperating or competing. I see WizzAir Abu Dhabi focus primarily o...

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by VCy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 898
Views: 115838

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

holczakker wrote:
albertocsc wrote:
Finally the Egypt route is MXP-HBE.

Which makes HBE a contender to be one of the Wizz Air Abu Dhabi destinations as well. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will serve it as well but it's not yet known if the UAE plan to have Wizz and Air Arabia cooperating or competing.


HBE could work from LCA as well!

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by VCy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 898
Views: 115838

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

3rd based aircraft in LCA announced today with additional ATH frequencies in addition to adding Paris, Gdansk, Prague, Heraklion and Eindhoven.

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by VCy
Sat May 30, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 898
Views: 115838

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

And how many people are going to travel to Italy (MXP) this summer? I will be happy to do northern Europe or Scandinavia this summer. Forget Italy, France, Spain. Next winters ski season will be affected due to concerns for a second wave. Far less people. I personally see the MXP routes as targetin...

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by VCy
Fri May 29, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 898
Views: 115838

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

SMKCosmopolitan wrote:
According to rumors, Joszef Varadi will travel to Salzburg & Tirana today... likely two new bases will be announced.


I was surprised to see that so far Salzburg didn't have a Wizz Air service until LCA's announcement yesterday.

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by VCy
Fri May 29, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

I think any airline that decides to launch a base in Cyprus has to capture a part of Cyprus-UK and Cyprus-Greece market. Those are the only two destinations where there is enough demand to sustain multiple daily flights on a year-round basis. Looking at the list of destinations, I don't think they ...

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by VCy
Thu May 28, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

More what? Destinations? Frequencies? More aircraft and destinations. They seem to be following destinations where the Cypriot government already announced that they won't have any restrictions this summer. As more countries will be opening up by the government they will probably follow. They menti...

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by VCy
Thu May 28, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

I am surprised they didn't go for LCA-TLV, it's a short flight (40 minutes) while the market is pretty big. Last summer there were over 40 weekly flights if I remember correctly. They said during the conference that more will follow in the coming weeks. More what? Destinations? Frequencies? More ai...

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by VCy
Thu May 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

Blerg wrote:
I am surprised they didn't go for LCA-TLV, it's a short flight (40 minutes) while the market is pretty big. Last summer there were over 40 weekly flights if I remember correctly.

They said during the conference that more will follow in the coming weeks.

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by VCy
Thu May 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Re: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

For some reason a lot of the CPH and ATH flights appear as sold out on the website whereas the rest are available to book.

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by VCy
Thu May 28, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3269

Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

Wizz Air has today announced LCA, Cyprus as their new base, with 2 aircraft to be based there for the beginning. 11 new destinations will be added, including cities in Greece, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Poland and Germany. Wizz already served the following routes from LCA: Belgrade, Budapest, Chişin...

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by VCy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Cyprus's Tus Airways suspension of operations
Replies: 12
Views: 4373

Re: Cyprus's Tus Airways to temporarily close in order to re-brand and expand.

The current brand is associated with regional business travel. TUS stands for The Ultimate Schedule (which is bad, I know), so I believe they want to rebrand into something that makes more sense... :lol:

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by VCy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Cyprus's Tus Airways suspension of operations
Replies: 12
Views: 4373

Updated: Cyprus's Tus Airways suspension of operations

Cyprus's regional career Tus Air has announced yesterday that they are suspending their winter operations in order to rebrand and expand for next summer. They have announced that they will expand with "larger aircraft", with a new name and a lot of new destinations. Currently, they only se...

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by VCy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126513

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

On another note, I wonder what this means for Delta UK. Could we see LATAM and VS develop a strategic partnership?

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by VCy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.
Replies: 35
Views: 5693

Re: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.

Maybe AR would be a better fit? AA could work with the Argentine government to restructure / invest in the troubled national career.

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by VCy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.
Replies: 35
Views: 5693

Re: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.

Maybe AR would be a better fit? AA could work with the Argentine government to restructure / invest in the troubled national career.

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by VCy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 13987

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

Would be interesting to see them use Level to compete with Norwegian's LH LGW network. Or even better, Vueling to run a low cost European network, similar to Easyjet's.

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by VCy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126513

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

How come LATAM will leave from OneWorld? Would it be logical for them to join SkyTeam with Aerolineas Argentinas as a member?

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by VCy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 3940

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

No. I personally haven't come across more rude cabin crew than AA's. They need to take customer service more seriously!

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by VCy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 898
Views: 115838

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

http://www.newsincyprus.com/news/158962 ... -in-cyprus
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Honestly, I truly believe that the next base will be LCA. It was even reported in the media that they were in negotiations with the local aviation authority about having 2 aircraft based in LCA which would later become 5.

http://www.newsincyprus.com/news/158962 ... -in-cyprus

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by VCy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 898
Views: 115838

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

I've enjoyed reading your opinions about the LCA situation and as a local and someone that is here and can see what's happening, I would like to add a few points. For starters, Cobalt no longer flies to Madrid because it has gone bankrupt and the route wasn't cut before the airline started having it...

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by VCy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon
Replies: 6
Views: 3128

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon

This makes a lot of sense!

The market is already there from both countries. However, when FR launched Amman from Paphos, Jordan became one of the local travelers favourite destination. It's impressive how LCCs can stimulate markets!

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by VCy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to start CAI in March
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: IB to start CAI in March

They could combine it with LCA to capture the gap left by Vueling and Cobalt when they closed their LCA-Spain routes but also gain some feed from the LCA-CAI sector which is currently dominated by EgyptAir at very high prices.

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by VCy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10294

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

chunhimlai wrote:
Will MLT be next Dubai in Europe?


Nope. 10 737s can't do what 250 A380s and 777 are doing. Malta will just be in a great position to increase their tourist numbers and possibly provide a good transit option. But the transit options will not target all continents!

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by VCy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10294

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

I'm not gonna lie. As a Cypriot I'm very jealous of what the Maltese government managed to achieve here! Congratulations to Malta for finding ways to boost their tourism industry! After all, us Mediterranean islanders heavily depend on tourism (seasonal or not.) It can still be done in Cyprus if yo...

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by VCy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10294

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

I'm not gonna lie. As a Cypriot I'm very jealous of what the Maltese government managed to achieve here! Congratulations to Malta for finding ways to boost their tourism industry! After all, us Mediterranean islanders heavily depend on tourism (seasonal or not.)

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by VCy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10294

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

https://twitter.com/Ryanair/status/1138442187384008711


Looks like a Lauda & Air Malta combo.
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seansasLCY wrote:
Not the most attractive of new livery: https://twitter.com/Ryanair/status/1138442187384008711


Looks like a Lauda & Air Malta combo.

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by VCy
Thu May 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4893

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

Does this mean that the routing has been approved by the civil aviation authorities of the destination countries? Or can airlines decide to use any routing the wish?

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by VCy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 20018

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

I am very interested to learn about which cities they will be targeting when launching new 5th freedom routes to the U.S. Basically, EK can do whatever they want. Same here! Guessing from their existing MXP & ATH services to NYC I think they may surprise us. ATH was definitely a surprise and I ...

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by VCy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo
Replies: 24
Views: 7862

Re: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo

I m actually surprised it's taken so long! Was it previously served and then dropped?

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by VCy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 149291

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Blueknows wrote:
Its future flights and not sure how to read it. The flight numbers are different . So they are going to announce flights to London from JFK/BOS/FLL/MCO


LHR - MCO is one of the top unserved UK-US pairs, right? If this happens it will be great!

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by VCy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 149291

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Gatwick isn't inconvenient for London - to get to Victoria you have the choice of either the slower Southern train or the Gatwick Express, or the Thameslink service to London Bridge or Kings Cross. The issue arises when there is engineering work and there is no alternative! I agree! LGW is very con...

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by VCy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Europe 2019 thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2062

Re: Routes Europe 2019 thread

I believe that Detroit will come away from these meetings with 2 new routes for Summer 2020 my gut feeling is two of these. One new carrier but 2 new routes anything above that is a bonus. Detroit is on the cusp. FI DTW-KEF EI DTW-DUB LH DTW-MUC DL/VS DTW-MAN/DUS/BCN AA DTW-LHR Any new route is mor...

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by VCy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?
Replies: 32
Views: 6483

Re: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?

An A321 could make money just about anywhere in the summer. It could also be filled any day of the day of the week to just about any destination in winter. The problem is being able to do it at a price that makes commercial sense. Demand to Cyprus isn't that high in winter. The Canaries holds up re...

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by VCy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Europe 2019 thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2062

Re: Routes Europe 2019 thread

Are we expecting any announcement from anyone there? Are there any reasonable rumours?

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by VCy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air & IAH
Replies: 94
Views: 5279

Re: Gulf Air & IAH

Thanks. And here all this time I thought it was just BAH. Honestly, I thought the same thing. I had no idea that one weekly originated out of AUH and one out of DOH. Any idea why the LCA stopover was required? No idea but it was more than welcome :lol: this was the only non stop flight from LCA to ...

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by VCy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 121
Views: 20302

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I love this! I think it's nice to see little touches that promote the culture of an airline. Of course that's just my opinion!

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by VCy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS new destination
Replies: 42
Views: 7720

Re: VS new destination

I would guess that this has also to do with the addition of TLV. Didn't EL AL used to fly to GRU?

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by VCy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling cancels 8 destinations from BCN
Replies: 32
Views: 7971

Re: Vueling cancels 8 destinations from BCN

On the BCN-SKG VY made a bad choice of flyin the route at really unpopular times like 0330am...while FR flies more normal times to GRO though..So many families and working couples chose to fly at more humane times with FR than drag little kids sleepless at 01am at the airport..It s a shame because ...

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by VCy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines Orders 4 x A330-900Neo's
Replies: 34
Views: 8765

Re: Middle East Airlines Orders 4 x A330-900Neo's

RalXWB wrote:
FYI flight time Larnaca - Beirut is 40 minutes...


I've taken the flight a few times. It's only 40 minutes gate to gate but actual flying time is less.

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by VCy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7949

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

There is another article about this, that strangely refers to a A321S . The sentence seems contradictory, though: "While current A321s have the capability of reaching North America without a fuel stop, new A321XLR under development would conceivably be able to easily make the journey nonstop.&...

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by VCy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have most Cyprus - Tel Aviv flights moved to Sde Dov Airport?
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Why have most Cyprus - Tel Aviv flights moved to Sde Dov Airport?

Hey all! I was curious to see as to why have LCA flights moved to Sde Dov, leaving only El Al, Cyprus Airways and TUS at Ben Gurion (TLV). Namely Arkia, Israir and TUS have recently moved their LCA and PFO flights to SDV. (TUS operates from both.) They currently the only international destinations s...

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by VCy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobalt Air has it's licence back
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: Cobalt Air has it's licence back

Cyprus authorities have decided to grant Cobalt it's licence back with a time frame for them to renegotiate with investors. It was reported a day before their closure that they had a lot of interest from European investors, namely from France & Spain. The article also mentions how VS stepped in...

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by VCy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobalt Air has it's licence back
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Cobalt Air has it's licence back

Cyprus authorities have decided to grant Cobalt it's licence back with a time frame for them to renegotiate with investors. It was reported a day before their closure that they had a lot of interest from European investors, namely from France & Spain. The article also mentions how VS stepped in ...

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by VCy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobalt Air In Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 9953

Re: Cobalt Air In Trouble

The UK is Cyprus' biggest source of visitors. Talking of biggest markets, here are top 10 destinations out of LCA in 2017. 1. ATH - 1.021.682 2. TLV - 507.787 3. VKO - 404.367 4. DME - 350.744 5. LGW - 299.684 6. LHR - 299.545 7. LED - 292.017 8. SKG - 257.225 9. SVO - 252.393 10. VIE - 211.352 I k...

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by VCy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobalt Air In Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 9953

Re: Cobalt Air In Trouble

Yesterday they announced they found an investor and today they announced this. I feel bad for the employees as a lot of them are former CY employees.

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by VCy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 4384

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

Gulf Air LCA-JFK A340. I believe this was around 1994.

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by VCy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 9234

Re: Possible Lufthansa Group Return to Australasia?

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
stylo777 wrote:
I'm not sure, but I think there was an OS flight to Australia not too long ago (since OS considered within LHG).


There was: VIE - KUL - SYD - KUL - VIE, on a 777

Was Austrian the last European airline to serve Australia? (Excpt. UK based airlines)

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by VCy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 6530

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

As a former British colony with English widely spoken, Cyprus has traditionally aimed itself at UK holidaymakers plus a significant number of British retiring there (My uncle amongst them) Whilst it has a warm/hot climate, it is not a beach destination for the simple reason it has virtually no beac...

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by VCy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 6530

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

Firstly, Cyprus in 1994 when Gulf Air used to fly the route was different to Cyprus in 2018. A lot of things have changed. Additionally , It's important that culturaly a trip where you need to transit typically puts us off. We prefer travelling somewhere with direct flights. This is why the numbers ...

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