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by SR380
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill the void that Skywork leaves behind?
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Who will fill the void that Skywork leaves behind?

Maybe the real issue behind the demise of Skywork is that people living in Fribourg, Olten, or Biel, which are less than an hour away from Bern, went to Geneva or Zurich because they did not know there was flight from BRN. There was a serious lack of communication. Maybe an airline like Easyjet coul...

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by SR380
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 296
Views: 36714

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

With Skywork out of business now, could we see Helvetic adding more routes our of BRN and re-open the GVA-LUG or is there definitely no market?

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by SR380
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21
Replies: 24
Views: 4399

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21

Isn't there a lot of US/EU technology in this plane? How are they allowed to sell it to Syria? No, there isn't. It's so little that it doesn't fall under sanctions. From what I understood, this plane was designed with Air Koryo as a potential customer in mind. Of course since then the sanctions aga...

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by SR380
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc 744 final flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2771

Re: Royal Air Maroc 744 final flight

A388 wrote:
The government still has that 747-8 which wears the same livery as AT as far as I know so you can still see a AT 748 :D

A388


It’s a 744, isn’it?

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by SR380
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc 744 final flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2771

Re: Royal Air Maroc 744 final flight

Didn't the airline plan a single 748 or 388 to replace it?

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by SR380
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congo Airways To Introduce A330
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: Congo Airways To Introduce A330

According to the following link the young airline is set to introduce A330 to gain access to Dubai and South Africa: https://blueswandaily.com/congo-airways-to-integrate-a330-for-dubai-service/ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/69766-zambia-airways-to-acquire-airbus-widebodies-minister By any...

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by SR380
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 33
Views: 4842

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

It's amazing to witness this sudden rush by several African countries lately of either expansion with their current airlines, resurrecting former flag carriers, announcing new flag carriers, airlines coming off the EU blacklist, airlines ordering wide bodies, the growth of Ethiopian and it's involv...

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by SR380
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israel Air Force One
Replies: 66
Views: 24968

Re: Israel Air Force One

Any updates on the Israeli Air Force One?

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by SR380
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 33
Views: 4842

Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

“Zambia Airways (Lusaka) is reportedly planning to acquire widebody jets from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) in line with its proposed launch of longhaul flights. Minister of Transport and Communications, Brian Mushimba, told The Lusaka Times earlier this week that Zambia Airways would deploy "...

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by SR380
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21
Replies: 24
Views: 4399

Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21

Hey guys, Sorry if this has been discuss before. According to Russian ambassador in Syria, the national airline Syrian Arab Airlines is looking at the new Russian medium range airliner to modernize its fleet. Actually they operate 6 A320, 1 A340, 2 ATR72 and 1 Tu134 and 1 Dassault for gouvernent use...

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by SR380
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 296
Views: 36714

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

https://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevois ... y/28354814
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Yasser Arafat's jet, a Lockheed L-1329 JetStar II, register HB-JGK, that has been parked in LSGG for ages has been scrapped:

https://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genevois ... y/28354814

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by SR380
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95785

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

I am wondering of the fact that flying from LYS is WAY cheaper than from Geneva, therefore some people from GVA are going there by train/car to have better fares, then connect through ZRH, has anything to do with this cancelation... It was a sweet deal No it was mainly motivated by needing aircraft...

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by SR380
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95785

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

[photoid][/photoid] I find almost shocking Swiss cannot make ZRH-LYS work year round. Lyon is France 2nd business market, and a short flight from ZRH so it should be good to get connections. So they only have now Paris and Nice year-round? Compared to the number of markets Swiss serve in the other l...

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by SR380
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95785

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

[photoid][/photoid] So I found this: https://www.travelnews.ch/tourismuswelt/6896-nur-die-belair-piloten-duerfen-wieder-hoffen.html (in German) While Edelweiss is getting 2 additional A320s, Swiss is keeping 3 A319s that originally were meant to go back to the lessor early next year because of CS300...

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by SR380
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 94
Views: 23636

Re: UIA will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

ikolkyo wrote:
Interesting, going to be a huge gap between the -900ER and the 77E in their fleet.


Yeah, but such an improvement from the 767

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by SR380
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 94
Views: 23636

Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

"Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has announced plans to start adding Boeing 777 widebodies to its fleet next year. Four such aircraft, equipped with an on-board entertainment system, will replace the Boeing 767s the carrier currently operates, UIA co-owner Aron Mayberg told local publicati...

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by SR380
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 28251

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Nothing to do with the topic, but why is Maduro keeps on flying on CU Il-96? He could for sure afford one for is own?

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by SR380
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8647

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

Any idea on the type they might fly for regional route? Embraer?

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by SR380
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 28251

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

By the way. Some years ago we've heard that they might be considering the longer version now dubbed the Il-96-400, which seems to be still on the pipeline at UAC according to this articles: https://centreforaviation.com/news/-------718655 What are your thoughts? Does anyone know if CU-T1717 will als...

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by SR380
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 28251

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Hey guys, According to this article, all of four Il-96-300 operated by CU may soon return to service. This include CU-T1250 that is still in VASO for test flights and even CU-T1254, line number 0017, that hasn't been flying for many years. All An-158 may also soon all be flying thanks to a deal reac...

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by SR380
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 22356

Re: A340-300 BLADE makes first flight

I am all about technology, but nowadays why don't invest into renewable energy like cryo-hydrogen to power our jet instead of saving 5% of gaz with such things?

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by SR380
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 28251

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Cubana´s Il-96 fleet has had a very unstable usage during the last months. CU-T1250 was flown to Moscow and onwards to the Ilyushin factory in Voronezh for service on January 26. this year and have not been seen since then. This makes the ex Aeroflot Il-96, CU-T1717, the only active Il-96 in Cubana...

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by SR380
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

Re: Cubana new livery

I didn't see this one coming. Nice!

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by SR380
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 30523

Re: SAA Is Broke, Cashflow Documents Show

I would imagine the SA government will provide the capital to stay afloat? If SAA were to go under that would leave South Africa without a long haul airline correct? Has a country similar in size to South Africa (population, GDP, etc) ever had their national and only long haul carrier collapse? I k...

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by SR380
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14374

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

As per the article you posted EIS is schedule for 2019. While the engine seems to be the PA-90A1 that has already won certification. I am no engineer but it seems doable considering they are working on upgrading something that is already flying (RA-96104).

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by SR380
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 14286

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

Does anyone know when IR might resume GVA?

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by SR380
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 14286

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

persiangulf93 wrote:
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Will the blue strips be added to the entire fleet? Didn't see it on A321-330.

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by SR380
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14374

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

There are some rumors in Russian forums regarding IL-96-400M - an updated and stretched IL-96-300. But it's too early to say anything at this moment. Who knows? MS-21 (mid range) is performing now it's test flights and IL-114 is also being considered for mass productions. As for the reasons why the...

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by SR380
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14374

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
SR380 wrote:
solomanflyer wrote:


wow, that's pretty cool..,, in future airlines might move to those for cost cutting


That's what we said about the A380. And it still seems very expensive to run. Maybe in 10-15 years.


Methinks you missed the low-flying irony passing over your head...


Me think you might be right ;-)

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by SR380
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will the latest UN sanctions impact Air Koryo?
Replies: 1
Views: 622

How will the latest UN sanctions impact Air Koryo?

Hi everyone, Let's not turn this topic into something more political than needed. On September the 11th, the UN impose a new set of sanction on the DPRK. This include a partial embargo on petrol and gaz. The DPRK will be able to import only 500.000 baril for three months and up to two millions later...

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by SR380
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14374

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

Sukhoi actually worked on a double decker called the KR-860. A scale model was shown at the 2000 Paris air show: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_KR-860 wow, that's pretty cool..,, in future airlines might move to those for cost cutting That's what we said about the A380. And it still seems v...

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by SR380
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14374

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_KR-860
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Sukhoi actually worked on a double decker called the KR-860. A scale model was shown at the 2000 Paris air show:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_KR-860

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by SR380
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 damages house roof during final approach into GVA
Replies: 9
Views: 5866

Re: 777 breaks house roof during final approach into GVA

I wouldn't say it broke the roof. It got damage that's it.

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by SR380
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

Re: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s

Yeah! Can't wait to see this bird in Zambia Airways livery!

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by SR380
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airports CEO wants high speed link DXB-DWC
Replies: 21
Views: 4132

Re: Dubai Airports CEO wants high speed link DXB-DWC

Why not a "simple" maglev train such as the one they have in Shanghai Pudong airport? This is a proven technology, yet cheaper than the Hyperloop (1.2Bn$ for a 19 miles track), and that could be built as of tomorrow. This train can go as fast as 190mph, with an average speed of 140mph, mor...

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by SR380
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian LCC and American carriers in talks for old SQ A380s
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Re: Asian LCC and American carriers in talks for old SQ A380s

It's funny that they are mentioning the U.S. as I recall all major american airline's CEO saying they would not need it...

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by SR380
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana De Aviacion Put Back AN-158 In Service
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Cubana De Aviacion Put Back AN-158 In Service

https://www.rusaviainsider.com/antonov- ... -six-158s/

Anyone has any update on the condition of the IL-96?
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It looks like CU has reached an agreement with Antonov for the supply of spare parts for its fleet of six AN-158. It used to be grounded due to lack of spare parts.

https://www.rusaviainsider.com/antonov- ... -six-158s/

Anyone has any update on the condition of the IL-96?

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by SR380
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95785

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

In an interview in German only with AeroTelegraph, Mr Brian Tsoi, CX area manager for Germany, Switzerland and Eastern Europe, states that the carrier intends expanding and increasing capacity and destinations in Germany and Switzerland. I would see no problem in Germany but would Switzerland have ...

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by SR380
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim
Replies: 70
Views: 11175

Re: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim

[threeid][/threeid] How about short haul? Are they going to operate additional narrow bodies to feed the 777? As for the Mugabe I am pretty sure they can operate a "private" 767 of AirZim while the 777 flies for passengers. Downgrade Bobby to an old 767 when a 777 is available? Are you kid...

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by SR380
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim
Replies: 70
Views: 11175

Re: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim

How about short haul? Are they going to operate additional narrow bodies to feed the 777?

As for the Mugabe I am pretty sure they can operate a "private" 767 of AirZim while the 777 flies for passengers.

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by SR380
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim
Replies: 70
Views: 11175

Zimbabwe New National Airline "Zimbabwe Airways" 777 video

So it seems they manage to have one (out of four ordered) 777-200 previously operated by Malaysian Airways flying under an interesting livery. I wonder what are the plans for this airline. Wish them the best! Article: https://m.news24.com/news24/Africa/Zimbabwe/watch-whose-plane-is-it-new-look-zimba...

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by SR380
Wed May 31, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92943

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

[*] Why is it still brandling as MC-21 vs Yakovlev 242? I found an article from Flight Globel dated 26-10-2013. Some Russian authority said that the Irkut MC-21 will be ranamed Yakovlev Yak-242 once in production. I don't know how to get a link in a post here. I googled for Yakovlev 242 resulting in...

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by SR380
Wed May 31, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 92943

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Why is it still brandling as MC-21 vs Yakovlev 242?

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by SR380
Mon May 29, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air walks away from potential MRJ order
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: Iran Air walks away from potential MRJ order

I am pretty sure they couldn't get the deal they wanted to have. Mitsubishi while beeing a huge corporation is new on the aircraft market. I am sure they can not "give away" aircrafts has A or B do it nowadays when airlines are ordering a great amount of frame. Plus Japanese aircraft indus...

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by SR380
Wed May 24, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!
Replies: 18
Views: 4197

Re: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!

Looks like RwandAir will add a Swiss destination to their network soon. Good news to see they will expand Which one would make more sense GVA or ZRH first? Even though the country is wealthy, the metro areas are quite small (1.3 millions and nearly 2 millions people), why not Paris or Frankur inste...

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by SR380
Wed May 24, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!
Replies: 18
Views: 4197

Re: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!

90 minutes is tight turn for a 332. I am guessing WB has signed an interline agreement with LX. That is the only way Switzerland makes any sense (although CH is still is a popular place for African elites to store money that is often ill-gotten)... Switzerland as much more to offer than corrupt ban...

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by SR380
Mon May 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95785

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Does anyone think LX might consider GVA-_BOS-GVA when they get the right sized plane MOM,787,A350, A330 NEO? I think LX should instead of 2 daily ZRH should fly 1 daily from ZRH and GVA to BOS! Afterall BOS has Banking, High Tech and Colleges ( Higher educaiton) drawing people from all over the wor...

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by SR380
Mon May 22, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95785

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Does anyone think LX might consider GVA-_BOS-GVA when they get the right sized plane MOM,787,A350, A330 NEO? I think LX should instead of 2 daily ZRH should fly 1 daily from ZRH and GVA to BOS! Afterall BOS has Banking, High Tech and Colleges ( Higher educaiton) drawing people from all over the wor...

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by SR380
Sun May 21, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 95785

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Etihad Regional is ending the GVA-ZRH route. Last flight will be Sunday May 28th, 2017. The main reasons for this route was to feed their respective AUH flights, in particular since EY has reduced their GVA/AUH to 5 weekly. Could this mean that EY will increase the GVA/AUH route to daily again or w...

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