VCE service has started. Beautiful water salute in AA red and blue.
https://venezia.virgilio.it/ultima-ora/ ... 11965.html
Inshallah means hopefully.
Just lie in English people may say “God forbid”. It doesn’t have any religious connotation.
They only have a single 777. The Italian registered are old from old AZJump to post
A fleet of 20 new or nearly new B789's sounds promising but IMO it will never happen. It sounds like some of the promises that EY made when they took over AZ. Just read through the PR in 2014... it s almost exactly copy paste except that AAB dreams bigger. I also don't see all those MAX's delivered...Jump to post
IG is owned 49pc by QR just like AZ has been owned 49% by EY. I don’t see how less Italian it can be compared to AZ. If anything Meridiana Alisarda has been around longer than Alitalia proper. I’m any case the bid difference is EY took on an airline that has never made a profit and has been marred s...Jump to post
Don’t necessarily agree with the premises of this post anyhow Air Italy will retain most of meridiana s current destinations such as Havana, Shenzen, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Moscow, Cairo, Accra, Lagos and Dakar. All flights to Brazil will be cut so I doubt GIG will be introduce shortly. On the contrary ...Jump to post
Ok just to settle this, Air Italy has been around for a long time. Obviously not a famous brand outside of Italy but the airline has been established for a few years. Meridian took over Air Italy. Air Italy became a wholly owned subsidiary of meridiana. Qr bought a 49% share in Meridiana and decided...Jump to post
One more thing...
Air Italy will announce 3 new long haul routes from Milan by year end and in 2019 they’ll launch their “first” log haul route out of Rome - which means presumably they’ll launch more routes out of Rome over the next few years.
Yes it’s like Air France. The logo reads AIRFRANCEJump to post
Yes it’s ‘Qatar Maroon’Jump to post
Nice livery and it is a better name that tells people where the airline is from. For the average person I'd be concerned about confusion with Alitalia, particularly the further away from Europe you get. I heard once, for example, that back in the day when Canadian Airlines and Air Canada were still...Jump to post
Full conference in YouTube.
You’re fleet will be 50 aircraft including 20 max and 20 787s
IG 931 MXP 18.55-11.00+1 BKK 1
IG 931 MXP 14.55-06.50+1 BKK 357
IG 932 BKK 08.50-15.40 MXP 146
IG 932 BKK 13.00-19.50 MXP 2
Meridiana will be launching their new branding, new livery and business plan on February 19. As previously hinted by Al Baker the airline will be renamed after its subsidiary Air Italy. The fleet will be rejuvenated to include 50 long haul aircraft - QR a330s - as well 737s on order. The carrier wil...Jump to post
The business model is the same as AC and Rouge. And the reason is the same. To screw the unions from behind and set up a virtual airline with lower costs. The uniforms are equally embarrassing for the flight crew. Having said that it worked very well for AC. Also I do believe some of those routes wi...Jump to post
If you consider YVR/SEA/western Canada there’s a huge catchment area. On top of that lots of connections to Asia on AC. The flight could definitely workJump to post
ojas wrote:To clarify Emirates has 5th freedom rights between GRU and SCL.
How did KLM get 5th freedom rights and EK didn’t?Jump to post
Guess we’ll have to wait until 18:30 CET on feb 7..Jump to post
At $79 fares, can WOW make money with the reduced payload? Or is the A321 a temporary fill-in on the LAX route? I assume WOW isn't a freight hauler, so they can suck up some of the payload restriction with more passengers than might be otherwise. Such economics wouldn't work for the hybrid operatio...Jump to post
The FCO photo is a fakeJump to post
So what I heard is for MEX they just don’t have the right plane. They converted their a350 order to a319 or 320 a while back and now this decision is coming back to bite them in the arse. About PEK they have complained times and again about the inability to obtain decent slots. All in vain. With cur...Jump to post
I would love the circle if it was offset like TK or AV rouge. Keeping the circle the way it is is just not contemporary.Jump to post
Long gone are the days when the Norwegian 787 flights across the pond were marred by delays.
Norwegian made it from NY to London LGW in just 5:13, breaking the previous record held by BA for the fastest transatlantic crossing.
http://time.com/5109348/norwegian-airli ... ic-record/
Great news from Venice! A major Chinese carrier should soon be launching VCE - PEK flights. Presumably it’s either Air China or Hainan Airlines. Right night the flight needs Chinese government approval. Venice is holding the China EU summit so confirmation should come during the summit which will fo...Jump to post
The yellow will be gone from the livery. The logo will be silver on blue.
The yellow will only stay in the uniform. Sad cuz the LH hello was pretty iconic.
Great news! It made the day. If there’s an airline needing the a380 badly it’s BA. LHR is badly constrained and their 748s are on the way out. If not the largest BA is there among the top 747 operators worldwide. Also I hope Air China or Hainan might consider the a380 now that part of the assembly w...Jump to post
I don’t understand. We’ve been hearing ad nauseam how SEA is constrained. Couldn’t they use 737s for these routes?Jump to post
I booked their flights from SIN to LGW on 27th Mar and return on 19th Apr and both flights have been changed/ rescheduled (depending on how you call them), when I checked on their website. I am thinking of cancelling the flights as both flights don't suit my time, but they don't offer any refund/ c...Jump to post
Yes DL main line only. IB ranked even higher st 89%Jump to post
In any case "Lufthansa Italia" folded just after two & half years, feb. 2009 to oct.2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_Italia Totally wrong example. LH didn’t take over AZ - at least until now. Secondly there’s not only Norwegian Argentina. Avianca and air Asia also work wel...Jump to post
Source is EK italy staff. Rome and Bologna have been reduced recently so my guess is they’re launching this to maintain market share.
Also I’m guessing LAX as O&D demand is pretty strong.
EK is rumoured to launch a fifth freedom flight from Milan MXP to the west coast of the USA - possibly LAX. The flight will likely operate with 4 weekly frequencies.Jump to post
It wasn’t an urban legend. A lot of equipment was in good shape after the accident and was cannibalizes for use on other aircraft. Cabin crew notices apparitions of the 401 crew onboard the flights with 401 savages equipment. Obviously they couldn’t have known they parts were coming from the doomed ...Jump to post
You can’t compare WoW with BA. WoW is a low cost carrier. It’s like apples and pears. If you’re a young backpacker saving a couple of hundred bucks might be worth the hassle. If you want a gluten free meal, toys for the kids, Convenient connections and better customer service then fly a legacy. Just...Jump to post
Negotiations with LH are going well although the government has just reached the end of its mandate ao it’s all gonna be postponed till after the formation of a new government which may not be easy. My understanding is the current admin wants to wait till September to show a decent start of a turnar...Jump to post
Come on now. Not to make people blush but most of you on this forum of all people should understand as you’re not exactly teenagers. Elderly people can easily become disoriented. In any case there should be a barrier before the escalator cuz people try to push down trolleys and prams and all sort of...Jump to post
Didn’t KE buy a stake in OK?
That might help funnel Asia traffic across Eastern Europe?