Search found 423 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 9
by upwardfacing
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 92
Views: 17046

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

@BawliBooch This development actually came about due to an Israeli-Saudi backchannel negotiation done in Washington DC during the Israeli PM's most recent visit to the USA. That's where the Israeli PM made the announcement. The euphoria expressed here, and that attendant pride expressed here, with p...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16778

Re: Emirates start BCN-MEX

Back to the topic:

Any insight from someone familiar with the views of the Mexican authorities on this?

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 92
Views: 17046

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

The thread title is WRONG. Air India flew BOM-TLV for a while in the 1990s with the right to fly over the GCC countries, but those rights were taken away in 1997. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=185913&p=1750703&hilit=tlv#p1750703 See post # 12. BTW, the person who aut...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47199

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

[quote="BawliBooch"]THANK YOU! :)/quote] You are quite welcome. And let me thank you for your informative comments about the proposed new airport, particularly regarding its ecological impact. As you can see from my posts above, I am not exactly positive about the whole exercise. And yes, ...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47199

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Didn’t your insider contacts tell u that Jet CEO is a former Delta guy? Regarding JNB and A340: it seems to me that BOM has only Premium traffic. So Jet must be rather incompetent if it could not make money in that market given its deep political connections. Jet Airways has a rather awful record w...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47199

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

How do people feel about the choice of architects for Navi Mumbai Airport? I am personally not a fan of Zaha Hadid's work. Zaha Hadid is no longer with us. To be sure, her legacy lives on through the firm that bears her name. The earlier comparisons to EWR/JFK are jaw-dropping--and in not a good wa...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47199

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Enthusiasm for the new airport on an aviation enthusiast site is understandable, but split hubs rarely work. Even in an exceptionally large and wealthy market like London, one airport is strongly preferred with the others mostly supporting leisure and regional flights. Now that HND is open to interc...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47199

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

deleted

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16778

Re: Emirates start BCN-MEX

https://cronicaglobal.elespanol.com/bus ... 0_102.html

Perhaps A.net members in Mexico can shed light on any developments from the Mexican government and MEX airport authority side of the equation.
-->

Another media article indicating this is coming:

https://cronicaglobal.elespanol.com/bus ... 0_102.html

Perhaps A.net members in Mexico can shed light on any developments from the Mexican government and MEX airport authority side of the equation.

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22778

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

Just to add, those privileged Indian nationals who can obtain visas for wealthier countries are not necessarily the appropriate market for an LCC; they may prefer an FSC, in fact "premium leisure" J or F class. Citizens of wealthier countries can easily visit fellow wealthier countries. Th...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16778

Re: EMIRATES start BCN-MEX

Wow.

The article is unclear as to where the approval is coming from, i.e., local, regional, or national authorities, and what more approvals are needed.

And what about the Mexican authorities?

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 8237

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

Posted on airlineroute.net AI139 DEL1650 – 2145TLV 788 247 AI140 TLV2315 – 0900+1DEL 788 247 Reportedly bookable on the AI website; should be available on other travel booking sites in the next 24 hours or so. Economic Times article reports that the TLV-bound flight will overfly Oman, KSA, and Jorda...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47199

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Should shut the perpetual naysayers up. Air India denies getting approval for flights to Israel over Saudi Arabia "Hours after Netanyahu claims deal reached, spokesman tells Times of Israel airline still awaiting okay for Delhi-Tel Aviv route over Saudi airspace" https://www.timesofisrael...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service
Replies: 32
Views: 6307

Re: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service

There is a 9W service that operates at nearly identical times in both directions. That 9W flight actually ran a few years with BOM daylight departures and arrivals, but was shifted more recently. Maybe Joon wants to attract the young hip rich millennial crowd that will Instagram their way around Par...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to increase offer to GIG
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Alitalia to increase offer to GIG

Wow, I am surprised AM does not fly to Germany.

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service
Replies: 32
Views: 6307

Re: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service

I assume India poses a challenge to AF in terms of selling high-margin premium seats. I believe this has been true for decades. Actually, there is a market for those premium seats, but LH and BA are the top choices among the Western European carriers. In addition Emirates is very popular. (Yes, eve...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 10680

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

IF EK were to be given unfettered access to YYZ choice is exactly what would suffer. For example, PK which is a "challenged" flight would cease very quickly. Jet Airways would likely limit their growth as well. Multiple daily flights that exist now to heavily traveled EU routes via connec...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL
Replies: 84
Views: 10972

Re: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL

[Any figures to back that up? What % of the traffic on the India-Africa routes are coming from the Indian diaspora and what part of it is coming from increased business traffic and the booming medical tourism industry? Much of the Indian diaspora in Africa with links to India have been lost to Indi...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 10680

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Clearly the bilateral should be expanded. I think part of the problem may be that the UAE overplayed their hand by closing the Canadian military base and banning government overflight. Changing it now would seem like Canada was giving in to that behaviour, and could provoke more of it from them and...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47199

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The one-third includes both P2P and transfer traffic. It's not just pass through. The UAE is far and away the largest O&D country market for India and continues to grow at a solid rate.

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 8237

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

What is the regular airspace routing for this route? See the map in this Haaretz article: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/in-first-saudi-arabia-allows-flights-to-israel-over-its-airspace-1.5803140 There are a number of highly contradictory reports regarding the Saudi airspace matter, so it's be...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT taking design bids for their new International terminal.
Replies: 37
Views: 4248

Re: ONT taking design bids for their new International terminal.

I think the board at ONT have already lost the plot with their concepts of grandeur! Grandeur is an excellent word to describe the current state of mind. A number of people would like to see more service to the airport. Even LAX and SNA users might like to see less unneeded traffic flowing their wa...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 73772

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

@ SANFan I note your concern regarding the future of TPAC service to San Diego International Airport following the Hainan PEK-TIJ-MEX-TIJ-PEK announcement. I would suggest that your concern is unfounded for three reasons: (1) SAN and TIJ are not really the same market. The overlap is limited at best...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 8237

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

@ytz Sorry I did not mean to come across as brusque. It's just that this forum has been overwhelmed by immigrants and their VFR concerns, more so than earlier I think. DEL-TLV would work primarily because of ties related to defence, national security, anti-terror co-operation, etc. Plus tourists, pi...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 15649

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

I am not quite sure why so many are concluding that JFK-BOM is imminent or upcoming. The thread title and news link refer to the Middle East. Whether JFK-BOM appears has to do with number crunching on Delta's that would indicate a decent return. It has little to do with market size or government rel...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 58
Views: 7323

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

"looks like" = my interpretation "liberalisation" = a more liberal agreement, i.e., more frequencies This is speculation on my part, but I take my cue from post # 33 in the thread below, which I found to be a sober reading of the state of affairs: http://www.airliners.net/forum/v...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 58
Views: 7323

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

It looks like AC is preparing for liberalisation of the Canada-UAE BASA.

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 8237

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

Is there that much traffic between DEL and TLV? Why not BOM-TLV? You really don't need to ask the question. In terms of trade and traffic flows India is much more global than people here think. (On this forum there are a large number of immigrants to Anglophone countries who seem to think that ever...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9615

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

I really wonder if BOG will ever be added to EK's network. I think BOG is on the Emirates watchlist. Hopefully sometime in the next 5 years, depending on aircraft technology advancements that would enable nonstops both ways, and of course market development. Both MEX and BOG are challenging for now...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 15649

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

The dispute with the GCC was not the only reason behind Delta's withdrawal from the region. The Arab Spring played a huge role as well. If Delta wants to return to the region, they would far be better off partnering with a Gulf carrier to offer connections around the region. Unfortunately the disput...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 8237

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

Article from the local media in India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/ai-plans-to-fly-delhi-tel-aviv-non-stop-thrice-a-week/articleshow/62733098.cms Slightly different schedule posted here than what was shared last year (see post #26): http://www.airliners.net/forum/view...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 12036

Re: Emirates will start SCL

The majority of Asia-S.America traffic connects in the U.S. still to this day. It has decreased significantly but there's still a lot of traffic connecting in the U.S. The market between Europe and S.America is too large and high yield for Euro carriers to make room for Asian connecting passengers....

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 786
Views: 64359

Re: Air India Privatization by June

Here is a Reuters Breakingviews piece suggesting that privatisation--in general, across industries--is becoming less and less of a taboo in India, and more likely in the coming years: https://www.breakingviews.com/features/privatisation-is-no-longer-a-dirty-word-in-india/ There are some participants...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9W and AF/KL sign Joint Venture India-EU
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: 9W and AF/KL sign Joint Venture India-EU

Dear Moderators: Please subsume the following thread into this one, started by factsonly , given that the original press release is included. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1379991 For everyone's information, please note that this agreement is specific to the India-Europe sec...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 13583

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

Needing a transit visa...I doubt this will make sense, since Chinese businessmen would need to have a visa just to be able to stay on the plane through IAH. Better is to try to do this through YVR (where the China Transit Program would be possible) and, since AC doesn't fly to PTY (only RV does and...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6927

Re: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018

The one major exception I see is BOM-LHR, which is very poorly timed Their was another discussion recently in which you and another participant suggested that AI even scrap BOM-LHR. I have to say it was one of the funniest things I'd read here in quite some time, and I had to resist from commenting...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 6927

Re: AI Considering ATQ-BHX Nonstop in 2018

It’s VFR on the BHX-ATQ route. Like Canada-UK back in the 80’s That wartime- and postwar-originating Canada-UK VFR essentially vanished away by the 1980s as younger generations integrated into Canadian life. Think of Wardair Canada serving multiple UK regional airports back in the day. Hasn't it be...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 5230

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

@ElPistolero Iceland, despite not being an EU member state, is a participant in the Schengen Agreement as are Switzerland and Norway, and is closely integrated into Europe both politically and economically, more so than Turkey. In any event I see no reason to bring up EU-Turkey relations here. For C...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 16618

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

DL has pushed their narrative way too far to go back now and AA would look super hypocritical if they reversed course now. I could definitely see UA try something with one of the ME3 as UA has proven itself to be better from a strategic perspective than DL or AA in the open skies debate. They have ...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 16618

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

Etihad is in poor financial condition with several poor investments. It's not a surprise to see them retrench. Now may actually be the best time for the US carriers to separate the Gulf carriers from one another, instead of seeing them as a conjoined adversary. A savvy move by DL/AA/UA would be to p...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 5230

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

@ElPistolero In case you haven't noticed, this forum in particular has a heavy presence of employees and friends or particular airlines and airports. Their interests are often not quite the same as those of the travelling public. As such, your efforts to bring a consumer-focused approach built on ec...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 5230

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

Add COPA to the list.

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 25468

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

viewtopic.php?t=1368793
-->

@ytz

We should be very wary of placing China and India in the same category as the economic gap between them only grows larger. See post # 13 from LAXintl:

viewtopic.php?t=1368793

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes

I was surprised at thread title when actually it seems Etihad are retrenching. Axed destinations as mentioned above, schedule reductions, gauge reductions, more complaints about declining service standards in the frequent flyer community, etc. Many of the investments in other airlines have failed qu...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9909

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

With AR and SA as the two potential operators, it seems JNB-EZE is not returning anytime soon.

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 9619

Re: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy

@planemanofnz The challenge with TLV is not yield, but rather Singapore's location nestled between Malaysia and Indonesia. A hyothetical SIN-TLV flight would be too close to, or cross, Indonesian and/or Malaysian airspace, which is not possible because of these countries' relationships, or rather la...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9909

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

With Argentina's economy on the upswing, are any of the fifth freedom operators considering nonstop flights in lieu of service via Brazil?

Emirates in particular comes to mind.

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 42526

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Wow! It's really happening. Great to see ONT's fortunes continuing to improve. Hopefully enough people value the convenience of this service to make it last. What's next for ONT? A return of Hawaii, perhaps with the new HA A321? Mexican beach resorts (SJD, maybe PVR) on WN? Even better if there is ...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Service Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9291

Re: Israeli Air Service Thread

Well, this would be very interesting if it goes through. The shortest proposed route is 33% shorter than a Southern reroute a-la LY to BOM. This may set an interesting precedent. Will AI or 9W then be interested in competing with LY on TLV-BOM? And if they get the overfly approval and LY doesn't, t...

Jump to post
by upwardfacing
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 10969

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

Delta now partners with a number of airlines in which Etihad has an ownership stake (Virgin Australia, Alitalia, Jet Airways). Air France-KLM also partner with Etihad on various routes. Given these interlocking relationships it would actually be better if Delta partner with Etihad as well. This is b...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 9