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by GianiDC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246085

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

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...

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by GianiDC
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23390

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

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-...

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by GianiDC
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 42791 overshoots runway
Replies: 11
Views: 2897

Re: Air Peace 42791 overshoots runway

Weather doesn't look too good. Perhaps low visibility and/or slippery runway?

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by GianiDC
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 136
Views: 35822

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

sergegva wrote:

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?

It should be flying for Cubana according to Flightradar 24. Even regullary into CCS.

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by GianiDC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 62
Views: 11552

Re: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings

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...

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by GianiDC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 62
Views: 11552

Re: Brussels Airlines' integration into EW

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...

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by GianiDC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 62
Views: 11552

Re: Brussels Airlines' integration into EW

I am interested what will happen to their extensive african Network. I don´t think that they will operate These routes with the EW brand. What is their main clientele on These flight? O&D, VFR or connecting traffic?

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by GianiDC
Wed May 29, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3235

Re: Best Airline Ads

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by GianiDC
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka
Replies: 9
Views: 3195

Re: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka

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...

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by GianiDC
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines future
Replies: 24
Views: 4001

Re: Czech Airlines future

http://www.airliners.de/eurowings-stuttgart/48103 (german only)
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They currently operate 5 A319 for EW in STR.

http://www.airliners.de/eurowings-stuttgart/48103 (german only)

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by GianiDC
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4460

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawking 7700 currently on an erratic flight over Lisbon asking permission to ditch in ocean

crescent wrote:
What is the deal with this plane? It's last flight on fr24 shows MSQ-LIS over a month ago.

Very likely heavy maintenance at LIS. This seems to be the first flight after.

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by GianiDC
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?
Replies: 32
Views: 7542

Re: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?

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.

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by GianiDC
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 8794

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

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 ...

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by GianiDC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH mid-haul narrowbody business class
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

LH mid-haul narrowbody business class

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....

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by GianiDC
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2317

Re: Italian aviation thread

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 ...

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by GianiDC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 9307

Re: What airliner is this?

Maybe someone can recognize the current picture on the moving map? With squeezed eyes it can be interpreted as Europe. But on the other hand there seems to be quite a lot of water in east.

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by GianiDC
Thu May 24, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246085

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

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...

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by GianiDC
Sat May 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 10401

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

fjhc wrote:
Didn't Air Berlin fly 737NGs until the end?



Kind of. They were operated by TUI and leased out to AB. Many people suggests that this deal was one of the nails in the coffin for AB as the rates were very high.

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by GianiDC
Sun May 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167566

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

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?


I know of at least one TUI B 737-800 flying for Eurowings in Air Berlin livery. Probably more still do wear AB colors.

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by GianiDC
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 747-200F reactivated after 17 years (!) storage
Replies: 41
Views: 22245

Re: Two 747-200F reactivated after 17 years (!) storage

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...

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by GianiDC
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A320/321 operations starting March 10th, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 6747

Re: Air Transat A320/321 operations starting March 10th, 2018

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.

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by GianiDC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212008

Re: LH introduces revised livery

http://www.airliners.de/lufthansa-logo- ... chau/43730 (german only!)
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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!)

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by GianiDC
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14550

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

Are older ATRs equipped with GPWS and TCAS? Given that they use older transponders that can not be picked up by FR24 it seems possible to me that they may not be.

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by GianiDC
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212008

Re: LH introduces revised livery

There we go:

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by GianiDC
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers
Replies: 40
Views: 5684

Re: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers

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.

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by GianiDC
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212008

Re: LH introduces revised livery

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 ...

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by GianiDC
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56403

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Are there plans to fold Edelweiss into EW in the future given that WK is basically a leisure destination carrier just like EW?

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by GianiDC
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246085

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

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...

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by GianiDC
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246085

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

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.

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by GianiDC
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS ends Fokker operation today
Replies: 20
Views: 4439

Re: OS ends Fokker operation today

There should be a market for these planes, shouldn´t there? Australia, Cyprus, Kasachstan and Iran comes to my mind.

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by GianiDC
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 194
Views: 42770

Re: IAG buys NIKI for 20m EUR

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...

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by GianiDC
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 14973

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

I just saw a picture of a Qeshm Air Airbus A 319, registration EP-SAS, landing at BRU. Is this a new scheduled service? Would that be the 3rd iranian airline to offer flights to europe?

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by GianiDC
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia
Replies: 34
Views: 12861

Re: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Turnesia

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...

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by GianiDC
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 24177

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

I guess it has something to do with Christmas and a reduced schedule?

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by GianiDC
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the minimal "extra" range necessary to allow a flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

Re: What is the minimal "extra" range necessary to allow a flight?

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...

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by GianiDC
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread - Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 2

I just saw an Adria A 319 flying for EW onroute EDI-MUC. I didn´t read anything about a wet-lease agreement before, does anybody has information about the deal?

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by GianiDC
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 42480

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

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 ...

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by GianiDC
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airlines at the dawn of a big bang
Replies: 15
Views: 9649

Re: French airlines at the dawn of a big bang

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. ...

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by GianiDC
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 143
Views: 42343

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

[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...

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by GianiDC
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyVLM: VLM Airlines rebranded, new livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3267

Re: FlyVLM: VLM Airlines rebranded, new livery

What is their business model? With A 320s they seem to have moved on from regional fying.

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by GianiDC
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread - Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 2

I saw a picture today of a B 767-300 in full EW colors taken in DUS, even a special livery. Registration is HB-JJF operated by Privatair I guess it is some sort of mid-term wet lease deal to cover some routes formerly operated by AB.

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by GianiDC
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5862

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

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.

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by GianiDC
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin aircraft in Lanzarote
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

Re: Air Berlin aircraft in Lanzarote

Must be a Niki aircraft. They operated some A 320 with full AB livery. As Niki isn´t bankrupt they will continue to fly for some time till LH/EW integrates them into their network.

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by GianiDC
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was DC10 better than L1011?
Replies: 26
Views: 8719

Re: Why was DC10 better than L1011?

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Saw this video that covers this Topic very welll in my opinion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkFYD7R_Xig

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by GianiDC
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246085

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

N717TW wrote:
[...]and the LH bid apparently ends the AZ brand at least on intra-EU and TATL [...]


What would then be left for AZ?

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by GianiDC
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 14799

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Will be interesting to see if easyJet will ... ...discontinue some of airberlin's eight domestic destinations. I suppose DUS, CGN and MUC are a given, there is some uncertainty about STR and FRA (with STR more likely than FRA, I guess) and SCN, FKB, NUE will go as they were operated with 80 seaters...

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by GianiDC
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167566

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

I wish you all the best LTU330! The aircraft going to VIE, these are for Niki? It is possible that they go to VIE for Easyjet on their Austrian AOC, but it is also possible they are for Eurowings Austria. I will know on Monday. At the moment there are 3 transfer flights to VIE including one from Be...

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by GianiDC
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 45
Views: 13363

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

I am confused, one question, why? What benefit is there to operate a Belgium registered plane with a Belgium crew (up front and in the back) from a German airfield? What are we missing here? Especially since this is a new set-up, it is not that SN had these planes laying around and now they are bei...

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by GianiDC
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin final flight today Oct 27th
Replies: 34
Views: 4761

Re: Air Berlin final flight today Oct 27th

Impressive farewell! Final parking position, it´s over, goodbye AB.

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