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by xorrygva
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL62 heading east from France.
Replies: 18
Views: 6135

Re: IL62 heading east from France.

It was a flight operated for Doctors Without Borders which has it logistical hub in Bordeaux: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/news/msf-sends-inflatable-hospital-and-emergency-team-iran-help-fight The picture on the link shows the Il-62. Very likely from Rada since it is...

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by xorrygva
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 34595

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Senegal is opening GVA from 18 June, 3 times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday using A321. Flights are now bookable. Not sure which plane they will use since Air Senegal does not have A321 currently. Was it RK or SR that served the route the last time? SR stopped serving DKR from GVA in 1...

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by xorrygva
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 34595

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Senegal is opening GVA from 18 June, 3 times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday using A321. Flights are now bookable. Not sure which plane they will use since Air Senegal does not have A321 currently. Was it RK or SR that served the route the last time? If I remember correctly, it was SR u...

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by xorrygva
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 34595

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Senegal is opening GVA from 18 June, 3 times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday using A321. Flights are now bookable.

Not sure which plane they will use since Air Senegal does not have A321 currently.

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by xorrygva
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211790

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

And yet Air France KLM shares gained 3.5% yesterday, despite the dozen of flights scrapped and risk of an outbreak in France. It looks like markets are being manipulated (ie pumped with cash) in China but also Europe. It's also suspicious that France hasn't announced any new cases, I wonder what wa...

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by xorrygva
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 357
Views: 65486

Re: French routes news thread

Yet another long haul connection to Nice: Gulf Air to open NCE-BAH with A321neo! https://www.nice.aeroport.fr/Passagers/Actualites/Nice-Cote-d-Azur-se-connecte-au-Bahrein-avec-Gulf-Air Great development for NCE. Oman Air was also rumored a couple of years ago but no news since. Is Kuwait Airways co...

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by xorrygva
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 223
Views: 34595

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

The new project is called Cap 2030 and will be built between 2024 and 2031 (at least that’s the current schedule) as described by SR380.
Would be interested in having a look at this rendering. You can use an image upload website such as imgur.com or imgshare.to and post the link.

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by xorrygva
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines re-launches Brussels in October 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 7339

Re: Singapore Airlines re-launches Brussels in October 2020

Over the past year, the p2p demand between SIN-BRU was 33,000 passengers round trip and it will target also transfer pax bound to: I feel that a 3-4 weekly A359 SIN-GVA service has a lot of potential too as P2P demand is +25% higher than BRU-SIN to begin with i.e. 41,000 pax over the past year + yi...

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by xorrygva
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31494

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

The ascendency of BOS notwithstanding, I also agree that Logan will be last on this totem pole. I do wonder if -- given SQ's success with B6 feed at JFK -- we could someday see a nonstop on SIN-IAH, and the MAN[threeid][/threeid] fifth freedom route shifting to BOS? SIN-GVA-BOS would be better but ...

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by xorrygva
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 357
Views: 65486

Re: French routes news thread

From what I understand the pbm with LYS is that you have GVA just a few block away. It may look close on a map but it takes almost 3 hours by car to reach GVA from Lyon center. By transport it's more than double the time. If you need to catch a connection from Lyon you're better off taking the TGV ...

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by xorrygva
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220425

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm just talking out loud, but would love to see those GVA O&D numbers. C'mon UA..if you need any more leads, please PM me. Let's make GVA happen! Here there are :D This topic is being discussed on a French forum too and one participant has prepared these stats. Also covers BOS. Note that the G...

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by xorrygva
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32366

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Yes, I'd be delighted to see lots more flights to GVA from US cities. Delta should bring on JFK, DTW, MSP, SLC, SEA etc as well. Wonder why the US airlines (all of them) don't see things your way. Maybe because GVA is not the financial centre of Switzerland, that's ZRH, nor the capital which is nom...

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by xorrygva
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam TATL 2020?
Replies: 61
Views: 9805

Re: Skyteam TATL 2020?

Any possibility of adding GVA? Seems like a hole in Delta's European network. Not really....the biggest US markets for GVA service are already well covered (JFK, which is said to be LX's most profitable route) as well as EWR and IAD. EWR due to the UA hub there, though the flight actually started a...

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by xorrygva
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 11906

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

I don’t think GVA has seen anything other than a 763 for a couple decades, be it UA or CO. I've seen, be it on site or with pictures, 767-200s/400s of CO as well as 757-200s and, UA has sent 767-300s along with some 777s. I believe it's all 767-300's today, from both IAD and EWR. But these 767's ar...

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by xorrygva
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 11906

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

What is exactly a premium 767 of all things? That's one old plane... I could see LX dropping GVA from JFK (currently in a W pattern ZRH-JFK-GVA-JFK-ZRH)...which could allow LH to squeeze TXL into that slot at T4 or T7 at JFK on Eurowings (they had discontinued TXL because an appropriate slot could ...

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by xorrygva
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 136
Views: 27319

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

The cities missing in CX's Europe network now are Munich (MUC), Moscow (DME) & Geneva (GVA). I can't believe CX still ONLY serves 1 port in Germany which is FRA! . They should definitely serve Munich since they can access LH domestic network, Geneva to small..,Moscow I think is possible but a l...

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by xorrygva
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA
Replies: 29
Views: 9492

Re: Bad luck for AC's passengers out of GVA

The flight was full with 450 pax according to dpts.org.

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by xorrygva
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 340
Views: 47421

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

It seems that Ethiopian will open MRS via MXP 3x a week from 4 July 2019 in B788. Flights are bookable.

GVA will see a 4th weekly flight (on Saturdays) from mid June, via FCO.

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by xorrygva
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56555

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

The thing is, LX have just recorded their largest profit ever and it's been attributed to larger planes (77Ws) and with ZRH becoming more and more restricted and congested, it indicates that unless LH is trying to subdue LX growth in favour of LH (wouldn't surprise me) then larger airplanes are the...

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by xorrygva
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73671

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick questions for you guys. While I know that technically Swiss International Airlines has nothing to do with the former Swissiar, we still have to take into consideration that Crossair bought Swissair's assets. Therefore, SWISS can be seen as a direct successor of Swissair and Crossair. Could SW...

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by xorrygva
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Geneva Airport - Long Haul Concourse
Replies: 12
Views: 2927

Re: Geneva Airport - Long Haul Concourse

While sorely needed it looks like another cheap addition. What is that 4-5 story black building between this new concourse and the train station? The black building is the IATA Center. Not connected to the East Wing. Ok thanks. So it's just offices and meeting space? GVA is already a space constrai...

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by xorrygva
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73671

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Swiss is once again taking over GVA-MUC (5x daily) from the summer schedule and will also operate 4x daily on GVA-FRA (LH will also have 4x daily service on the route). Most of these operated by CS1 aircraft. Whether LX will cut any existing destinations or frequencies remains to be seen. No more L...

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by xorrygva
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73671

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Any operation from GVA to SIN or NRT would need at least 4 weekly flights in order to attract the business demand. PEK is already covered by CA and BKK would not be profitable because of low yields. In my opinion, LX should only consider 4-5 weekly flights to either BOS or MIA from GVA. Anything els...

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by xorrygva
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73671

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for these pictures. It is progressing well. What is now the expected date for opening? I heard Q4 2020 recently.

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by xorrygva
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73671

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

As mentioned by Kottok, next non-European flight to be announced in the coming months is likely IKA-GVA with Qeshm Air (subject to gov. approvals). GVA is hopeful to announce another intercontinental service ahead of the opening of the new long-haul terminal in Q4 2020, discussions with the airline...

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by xorrygva
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73671

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Geneva-Rome-Nairobi 4x a week flights now officially announced by GVA Airport: http://www.gva.ch/fr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-434/1667_read-24511/ In fact it's 2x weekly NBO-GVA-FCO-NBO and 2x weekly NBO-FCO-GVA-NBO Indeed, thanks for the correction. As mentioned by Kottok, next non-European flight...

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by xorrygva
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73671

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Geneva-Rome-Nairobi 4x a week flights now officially announced by GVA Airport:

http://www.gva.ch/fr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-434/1667_read-24511/

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by xorrygva
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 73671

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

It seems that it will be Kenya Airways. Formal announcement next week with more details.

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by xorrygva
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 51
Views: 9291

Re: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31

I never understood why this route should be daily. Flights to LOS are 4x weekly in S19 on Delta, and also sub-daily to DSS on the 757. This route sounds like it should be 3x to 4x weekly in NW, and 5x weekly in NS. The major source of J traffic is likely the United Nations. To that end, I have to w...

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by xorrygva
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future CX routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 4876

Re: Futute CX routes?

I shared this chart already in a pervious post. Unfortunately, this is Europe only. I think GVA would work well 4x per week and all year round (it needs to catch business pax). BHX and BER could also work. LIS could be seasonal. https://www.anna.aero/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Top-unserved-routes.pn...

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by xorrygva
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 6025

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

I don't think that the Boeing site will be massive yet. The site is basically KLX Aerospace in Toulouse, a company that has just been bought by Boeing. A nice first step for Boeing in Toulouse but still small.

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by xorrygva
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 8480

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

Anna.aero provided some stats and hints on the next possible options a year ago:

https://www.anna.aero/2017/09/01/cathay-pacific-airways-announces-service-brussels-copenhagen-dublin/

I would think that Berlin and Geneva are the most likely options.

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by xorrygva
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58895

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Please allow me to jump in real quick with a selfish request: I'll be vacationing in Switzerland for the first time from October 1st to October 15th. What are some aviation-enthusiast must-sees in the country? I am planning to go to Axalp October 10th. Thank you for any advice and tips! Axalp is de...

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by xorrygva
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58895

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

The airport management is targeting flights to Japan, India, Brazil, US Pacific coast and South East Asia. Quite in line with other recent articles mentioning Japan, Shanghai, HK, Singapore. The Head of Marketing also says that Air China is doing better and the the flight seems safe in the long-term...

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by xorrygva
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 247298

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

JetBlue and GVA IMO are like oil and water. Industries where Boston has an edge (pharma, tech, higher education...) and where JetBlue fits naturally are focused on German-speaking Switzerland (all the "Swissnex" stuff which has an office in Cambridge). Geneva is mostly "old finance&q...

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by xorrygva
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 247298

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

UA flies twice daily between GVA and NA and AC one daily (and less during the ski season btw). You'll be surprised by the revenue generated by DL from GVA even being offline. That only leaves AA (and you indeed). Let's see what B6 decides in the end, I don't want to make this tread an exclusive GVA...

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by xorrygva
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 247298

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I am European and educated in Europe. I know Geneva well enough. My sister went to [a fancy private] school nearby. To North America IT IS NOT a premium market hence why you have very few routes. Within Europe it is primarily a leisure market due to its proximity to all the ski resorts. A rich leis...

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by xorrygva
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 247298

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Let me expand even more as why there won't be a BOS-GVA flight. Geneva is a low cost market. There's a reason why EasyJet is the largest airline at GVA by a long shot. All of these characteristics that I've highlighted amount to a thin, medium-haul, low cost, TATL market. I'm not sure that is somet...

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by xorrygva
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 4669

Re: Mauritius Aviation

I would find it laughable that they would deny ET access while EK brings in double deckers twice a day, but it may be that Air Mauritius has found its niche below EK, a space that ET would eat into. Ethiopian's ever growing European market and what it has been able to do in nearby Comores, Seychell...

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by xorrygva
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58895

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

New regional airline being setup with GVA as first base http://www.flylanova.com/ . It seems that the concept is far from the LCC trend and is rather focusing on premium service. From what I see, it seems that the concept and the proposed timetable makes sense, airlines in GVA (but in Europe in gene...

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by xorrygva
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58895

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

As a matter of interest, does anone know how the new ET flight is doing at GVA ? I know it's early days and obviously, MXP would be the gateway to Europe for this flight, GVA probably getting exclusively O/D traffic on the Swiss side. Beside, AFAIK, they have no sales office at GVA but only a GSA w...

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by xorrygva
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58895

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Yes this was already mentionned in the Ethiopian Airlines thread, but since timings and frequencies will remain nearly the same, it won't impact this new service too much.Referring to Hainan's return to ZRH, I thinks it's very interesting for the business community to get a direct service between t...

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by xorrygva
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 247298

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I believe it. The sheer volume of seafood that goes through Logan is incredible. Both in and out. New tail at terminal E on its way today. Level starts up BCN with an a333. Interesting that England, Ireland, Germany and Spain all seem capable of supporting flights from more than 1 city to Boston. Y...

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by xorrygva
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 32
Views: 4441

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

Geneva is always described as a "premium" market, but the airport, and basically the city itself don't really project that image. The airport...we all agree but this will change within 5-7 years, I am ashamed of the airport too at the moment. With regard to the city, this is not relevant ...

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by xorrygva
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 32
Views: 4441

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

I think it sadly makes perfect sense. The fat times of vanity flag carriers with bloated schedules out of two or more national hubs are long gone.... Not saying it's nice, but hey we have to deal with changed market dynamics and get to grips with reality! As others have quite rightly pointed out, t...

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by xorrygva
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 32
Views: 4441

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

In general, Swiss has bad schedules from GVA compared to the competition with lower frequences. This pushes their yield down. The current strategy of decreasing the number of destinations and increasing frequences on key destinations is positive. I just hope it will be sufficient.

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by xorrygva
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 32
Views: 4441

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

How about someone take over the GVA airport... that place has got to be the worst airport in Europe. This is because of clear lack of investments over the last 10 years and you were probably a user on a Saturday (in Winter). During week days, the airport is actually quite efficient. Future investme...

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by xorrygva
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 32
Views: 4441

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

This subject is already discussed here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382409&start=100 Swiss' CEO himself says this is a low probability option. I think, and so are most local experts, that Eurowings will have no chance in Geneva. All routes taken over by Eurowings have...

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by xorrygva
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16790

Re: EMIRATES start BCN-MEX

I hope this will happened. In the past we testified the announcement of Emirates coming to Mexico City two times: 2016 DUB-ZRH-MEX 2017 DUB-PTY-MEX The PTY-MEX was even advertised in billboards near Mexico City Airport but never happened. Off course there is room for more than one daily filght MEX ...

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by xorrygva
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58895

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

It is actually not that bad for LX. They are indeed losing money but less than anticipated so far this year according to some press articles over the weekend. Including the NYC flight, I believe they should be around breakeven. The Eurowings strategy would be a failure here. Same service than EasyJe...

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