I gree with you, Italy is one of the 10 largest world economies and the 4th in Europe, it is sad that it has such a decadent airline, AZ needs to be more competitive and that is why it needs a good restructuring plan, I think if IB and TP managed to get out forward AZ can also, and be a competitor ...Jump to post
I just landed in MUC and saw an Air Caraibes A333 parked on the ramp. Could this be sign for problems at Condor or is it coincidence? Probably maintenance. LH Technik has a fairly large base in MUC. I checked fr24 and it seems it was in the Hangar in ORY from the 13th to the 21st of September. It t...Jump to post
Supposedly the business plan of the new Alitalia, developed by Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian railways) and Delta Airlines (in Italian): https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/alitalia-ecco-piano-compagnia-piu-piccola-che-vola-piu-ACeqkFY Inviato dal mio Redmi Note 7 utilizzando Tapatalk A smaller AZ it se...Jump to post
KLM has launched a campaign, which marks the airline’s 100th anniversary, for people to consider train travel for shorter distances and to replace face-to-face meetings with video calls. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/jul/11/dutch-airline-klm-calls-for-people-to-fly-less-carbon-offsetting-...Jump to post
Meanwhile, Jordan Aviation's JY-JAC (30 years and 5 months) is still flying daily, but was sent to Central America in March 2019.
Does anyone know what company he's flying for now?
Operationally Why is Eurowings such a mish mash of airlines operating under the name Eurowings instead of a cohesive operation such as easyJet or Ryanair? Well EasyJet as 3 different AOCs as far as I know too. EasyJet, EasyJet Switzerland, EasyJet Europe. EW has so many different AOCs operating for...Jump to post
So I guess from a Business standpoint it would be best to transform SN into a hybrid carrier. Rebrand the intra-european routes into EW. Rebrand specific Long haul planes as EW for traditional european Long haul Holiday destinations, which has already started. Keep SN as an Independent brand for the...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... vu2Wddk_sX
A playlist I created some time ago. Hope you find something for your liking.
LH is not happy with Fraport, operator of FRA, hence they are nowadays focussing more on MUC. They based some A380s there and the new A350s. My guess is that KIX relys highly on connecting traffic so there isn´t much difference for pax but surely LH is eager to show Fraport that FRA is not so import...Jump to post
They currently operate 5 A319 for EW in STR.
http://www.airliners.de/eurowings-stuttgart/48103 (german only)
I guess bad reception in lower altitude.Jump to post
crescent wrote:What is the deal with this plane? It's last flight on fr24 shows MSQ-LIS over a month ago.
Didn´t they also had the spoilers up and didn´t retract them while applying full thrust, thus resulting in worse than normal climb performance? As an aftermath, spoilers now automatically retract when giving max power.Jump to post
Will LH Group consider densifying the A319s flying for CityLine? They currently have 138 seats and 144 is max with one pair of overwing exits, so they can either tighten the pitch in the forward part of the cabin and remove closets to add one row, or space-flex the aft galley and add one row where ...Jump to post
As most european airlines, LH uses Y seats as C seats with the middle seat blocked on their narrowbody fleet consisting of A32x planes. Airliners.net told me that this configuration is fine for intra-european flights up to 2 hours. But LH uses the same layout on routes much longer then 2 hours. F.e....Jump to post
It is quite irritating that an airline had so many chances to change and yet has failed miserably at every one of them. The best idea right now really seems to be a re-nationalization so at least the government aid is no longer illegal. Of course that means AZ will never reform and continue to burn ...Jump to post
As said before, bigger airlines went bankrupt. See PanAm. AZ now has about 120 planes and flies to local routes with insignificant load factors (LIN - FCO who should be the busiest route is flown with an E175...) and absurd tarifs. Long haul is also insignificant with a bunch of A332s, 77E and a si...Jump to post
fjhc wrote:Didn't Air Berlin fly 737NGs until the end?
aemoreira1981 wrote:How many aircraft are still in Air Berlin livery or its trademarks, other than the LaudaMotion aircraft with the AB logo on the vertical stabilizer?
Isn´t Saha Air the Commercial Airline of the Iranian Air Force? So could their still be sanctions upon them which could make it difficult to get spare parts? The planes are likely low cycle ones, so I guess they could have life left in them. Depends of course of the storage conditions. As they are p...Jump to post
Is this part of the Air Transat/Thomas Cook (Condor) partnership as the planes come from Condor and are wet-leased? I remember a pic of an Airbus A 330-200 of Air Transat in full Thomas Cook Colors flying for Condor.Jump to post
According to a survey by yougov 80% of Germans like the new livery. They describe it as "active, strong and dynamic".
http://www.airliners.de/lufthansa-logo- ... chau/43730 (german only!)
I think "real" LCCs like FR and U2 wouldn´t be interested in joining an alliance generally. The offer seems to be focused on in-house LCC spinoffs like EW or SQ´s Scoot.Jump to post
On this first pic taken, in FRA I suppose, it looks very very cheap. It also lost ist uniqueness. It just looks like some random airline, as many previous posts have already shown. With the blue tail with the yellow dot everybody immediately knew what is up. I can´t imagine a livery designer has so ...Jump to post
Yes, because 3/4 of a year is clearly a very short period to get the deal done. There even were seriously interested parties. I tend to agree now that a renationalisation would be best. There seems to be no way the unions give in and the state aid is very likely already technically illegal. The gove...Jump to post
Recently I read an article that AZ staff have priviliges that LH wants them to get rid of first before a possible takeover. One of those is that every staff based in Milan can live in Rome and AZ completly pays for the journey and if necessary a hotel room.Jump to post
Sounds like they will continue to employ the majority of people. How many do they have at the moment? The question is, do they prolong the existing contracts or go the LH way and basically terminate the old contracts and let former employees reapply for their respective postion on the open market. W...Jump to post
I am not in any way condoning this behavior but this could have been handled differently. They could have announced dropping TUN starting next year not immediately, announce their ban on tunisian travellers and at least give compensation and rebook them on other airlines. This is horrible PR and sho...Jump to post
From the aviation law: § 91.167 Fuel requirements for flight in IFR conditions. [...] So in short, enough fuel to fly to the airport, then to the alternate airport and have 45 minutes of fuel remaining. I think this is a very good explanation for fuel/range requirements and picks up the points ment...Jump to post
If LH has to give up slots and airplanes to get the deal through, who says that the new entity obtaining those assets will use them on the german domestic market? I have read of 2 interested parties, Niki Lauda with Thomas Cook and IAG. The former sounds more like a leisure destination carrier so I ...Jump to post
There is Aigle Azur with 10 planes, all A 320 Family, based in ORY. There is Corsair with 8 planes, all long haul and also based in ORY. So there is potential there hence there were rumors about a merger a couple of days ago. Air Corsica works closely with Air France so maybe there out of a merger. ...Jump to post
[quote="tjh8402"]How much commonality is there between the 77L and 77W? Would the 77L be too much of an orphan subfleet to add if the airline already has 77Ws? [quote] I imagine there is commonality but not enough to warrant a subfleet hence EY phases them out. If it had high commonality w...Jump to post
Well, it looks like that is going to change a bit soon with U2 taking over some of the AB operation out of TXL at least. I don´t know if they will try DUS too.
Also FR going to increase their presence at FRA next year.
Saw this video that covers this Topic very welll in my opinion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkFYD7R_XigJump to post