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by [email protected]
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement
Replies: 39
Views: 8571

Re: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement

Their core Norwegian operation is profitable (per data sources at work). It is almost everything else that drags them down.

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by [email protected]
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BA to CMN?
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

Re: Why no BA to CMN?

In 2017, only 44,000 flew LHR-CMN-LHR (i.e., P2P only), with a further 19,000 to/from LGW. So on a local traffic basis, LON-CMN isn't big.

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by [email protected]
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Size of London aviation market
Replies: 16
Views: 3814

Re: Size of London aviation market

JFK, EWR, LGA: 127.5m. With HPN, ISP, and SWF: around 130m.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6679

Re: QR and stairs

Cheers all.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 6679

QR and stairs

Are there any airports in QR's vast network where they routinely (so not a one-off) use stairs to embark and disembark?

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by [email protected]
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Easyjet invest in a subfleet of A220-300s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3124

Re: Should Easyjet invest in a subfleet of A220-300s?

Like W6 and to a lesser extent FR, EZY are upgauging rather than going the other way.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 8308

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

In the 1990s, Tajik also served BHX and carried pax to/from ATQ.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 8308

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

YYZLGA wrote:
I've always been a bit surprised that EK doesn't operate to Amritsar. I know there's also a substantial market from YYZ. AI used to operate direct flights to Amritsar from YYZ.


Or FZ.

There are 3 daily flights ATQ-DXB, 1 each by 6E, IX, and SG.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 8308

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

gunsontheroof wrote:
Pretty sure HY still flies BHX-TAS for the Amritsar connections as well...


No HY any more.

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by [email protected]
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29569

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

eirflot wrote:
A little surprised that there is little discussion on the flybe/stobart/virgin tie up and any consequences it might have for EI and trans Atlantic connecting traffic. Also the possibility if VS having access to EI information


I'm not surprised: this is, after all, the EIFC page. :D

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by [email protected]
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan-Bergamo / Orio Al Serio
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Milan-Bergamo / Orio Al Serio

BGY is FR's 3rd largest airport by seats this month - and it grew seats there by 19% v. Jan 18. It won't be going anywhere in FR's system. BGY is way more than just an alternative to MIL. As BGY itself says: "The catchment area is not limited only to Milan and Lombardy, but also includes the no...

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by [email protected]
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january
Replies: 59
Views: 8828

Re: AMS reach max. flights, 3rd A380 gate opens end of january

Does this mean Level's coming 4 aircraft base at AMS will simply be replacing VY?

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by [email protected]
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 10203

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canariesil

You are comparing the entire Lufthansa Group - and all its airlines - to one single airline. The RyanAir numbers include LaudaMotion and RyanAir Sun, so comparing with Lufthansa Group is valid. Laudamotion and Ryanair Sun are exceptionally smaller than Ryanair itself, so it is virtually a single ai...

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by [email protected]
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 10203

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canariesil

It was with pleasure that I read that Ryanair surpassed Lufthansa as having carried the most passengers this year. Not true. Lufthansa actually surpassed Ryanair again in 2018. https://www.aero.de/news-30634/Ryanair-bleibt-bei-Fluggaesten-wohl-hinter-Lufthansa-zurueck.html You are comparing the ent...

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by [email protected]
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 6339

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

Where connections exist in one direction they invariably don't in the other. Those with two-way connectivity - albeit in a long 5h period - are very limited and depend on the day of the week (except RAK/AGA): RAK AGA LIS OPO MRS AGP TUN FCO LIS OPO MRS AGP TUN FCO are all served reasonably well 1-s...

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by [email protected]
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 6339

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

Will be interesting to see the timings of CMN-BOS-CMN. AT's JFK operation doesn't connect well at all to its Africa-wide services, except its second-daily Sunday service. Presently, CMN-JFK-CMN timings are: Daily: CMN-JFK 1615-1820; JFK-CMN 2020-0905* Sat: CMN-JFK 2240-0045; Sun: CMN-JFK 0645-1930 W...

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by [email protected]
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 147
Views: 22541

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Judging by news reports to date, it'll be P2P on unserved routes that bypass hubs. It'll compete on price - so nicely stimulating demand along with new nonstop service - and it'll use underserved airports, not necessarily secondary airports. So, go onto CAR, play around with airports - PVD, MHT, JAX...

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by [email protected]
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR8582 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded
Replies: 30
Views: 8282

Re: FR8562 diverts and leaves almost 200 pax stranded

FR doesn't have hubs - which are all about connectivity - but rather aircraft and crew bases.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22697

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Why has KLM reduced from 3 to 2 and now 1 daily frequency to IST? They operate the 737, mainly the smallest -700 (some days the -800), while TK, PC and KK together serve 10 flights in total of which 4 wide bodies. I often fly this route with KL and its always packed so I wonder why they reduced to ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22697

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

georgiabill wrote:
With TK issues getting the desired times at EWR would TK management consider starting IST-PHL-IST instead of EWR? Presently the only ME3 carrier at PHL is QR which operates daily.


Would be very significantly less attractive given EWR is Star (UA) and PHL isn't.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 5985

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

A good number of opportunities - capacity and slot depending - that are underserved (in terms of leaked pax) or unserved.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22697

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Just saw the expanded schedule for IST-KBP. That route is barely 575 nmi...yet it is served with A330-300 aircraft on some frequencies. What's the cargo or passenger situation on that route to justify a wide-body aircraft on that route? (This route is served with a mix of B738 and A333 equipment.) ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 5985

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

All LON airports except SEN are Level 3 coordinated for both seasons. Level 3 airports are those "airports where capacity providers have not developed sufficient infrastructure, or where governments have imposed conditions that make it impossible to meet demand" (https://www.iata.org/polic...

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by [email protected]
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13988

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

SU has large numbers of overnight flights from all over Europe to SVO. Unsurprisingly, those closer to SVO have especially 'bad' timings. One of the 'worst' is MSQ-SVO: 0310-0435. This is a 1h 25m block. SU has around 100 departures from SVO between 0600 and 0900.

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by [email protected]
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vueling ... forget the website, use the mobile app
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Vueling ... forget the website, use the mobile app

FR starts SEN-BIO this April. In its pulldown menu, FR refers to SDR not as "Bilbao West" but simply "Santander".

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by [email protected]
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13988

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

AirbusOnly wrote:
DXB for example is extemly busy also during night hours with numerous flights to India, Asia, Australia and some African destinations.


And also across the Middle East, Pakistan, etc.

Overnight at DXB coincides with various departure and arrival banks for EK.

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by [email protected]
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13988

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Lots of overnight flights to SVO, IST, and SAW, benefiting from the time difference. There are lots to SVO from across Europe. E.g.: OSL-SVO: 2340-0415, a block of 2h 35m; RIX-SVO, 0225-0500, a block of 1h 35m (!); HEL-SVO, 2355-0235, a block of 1h 40m; ARN-SVO, 0050-0455, a block of 2h 5m, and doze...

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by [email protected]
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13988

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

In the case of BKK/DMK-China, many flights arrive/depart in the early morning primarily due to slot availability in very busy Bangkok. Tourism to Thailand from China has grown exponentially and is now over 9m a year from dozens and dozens of Chinese cities. For many, they'll have little choice over ...

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by [email protected]
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there room for more expansion for Easyjet and where to?
Replies: 24
Views: 2618

Re: Is there room for more expansion for Easyjet and where to?

Significant opportunities across Europe to:

- Join dots where commercially feasible - as they do every year
- Launch new cities/airports where commercially feasible - as they do every year
- Increase penetration on existing routes where commercially feasible - as they do every year

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by [email protected]
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1785

Re: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?

What leads you to think there's enough O&D demand (since BOS is a foolish place to connect, flying NE to head SW) to fill a 100-seat plane on BOS-OMA? BOS is one of the top destinations traveled to from OMA that isn't currently served nonstop from OMA as there was an average of over 130 passeng...

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by [email protected]
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6986

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

FR carry a lot of business travellers: around 30% - or 40m - of their passengers travel for that reason. I can live in Berlin, have a meeting in London, use a coworking room, grab my dinner back home at M&S, and do all that in a day flying FR Schoenefeld-Stansted. I'd be traveling for business,...

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by [email protected]
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6986

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

What they need for that in the first place are slots. Keflavik is heavily slot controlled, so it's not easy to get in. However I got the feeling they're just waiting for WOW Air to go bust so they can lay their hands on some of the slots. Why is an airport with around 70 daily arrivals heavily slot...

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by [email protected]
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6986

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

KEF does give incentives, hence the link. Every airline is eligible for them. And no doubt additional ones too. Yes, but Ryanair usually looks for subsidies (aka wire transfer). For instance, in Eilat they get 60 EUR per seat. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/eilat-is-back-on-the-touris...

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by [email protected]
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6986

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

They aren't subsidies from airports: they are incentives. And they are a key part of airport route development. Incentives are available to all depending on what you are offering - new routes, growth rates, X volume, flying at off-peak times, etc., etc., depending on airport - and how good you are ...

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by [email protected]
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6986

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

I also think Ryanair kind of prefers low-yielding markets, where they can truly become the leader on low fares. They are number one pretty much everywhere they operate - that's true. But the region least explored by them is Scandinavia and Finland. Norwegian might be the reason, but also the fact t...

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by [email protected]
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6986

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

They aren't subsidies from airports: they are incentives. And they are a key part of airport route development. Incentives are available to all depending on what you are offering - new routes, growth rates, X volume, flying at off-peak times, etc., etc., depending on airport - and how good you are a...

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by [email protected]
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair To Trial 4 Routes from Giza SPX
Replies: 3
Views: 2446

Re: Egyptair To Trial 4 Routes from Giza SPX

That's great! Shame Egypt doesn't have open skies with the EU. I wouldn't be surprised if the Egyptian government will promote SPX as a lower-cost alternative and attract the likes of Ryanair, easyjet etc. Sadly presently they'd only be able to fly from the countries their AOCs are in. E.g., FR Ire...

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by [email protected]
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian flying B737 MAX 8 to Moscow
Replies: 13
Views: 5215

Re: Ethiopian flying B737 MAX 8 to Moscow

ikarlson wrote:
7 hours 30 minutes block time. I doubt that this route will success, really don't understand whats in Moscow for Ethiopian Airlines. ME3 covers Moscow well


Exceptional coverage of Africa.

TK is also very strong to this end.

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by [email protected]
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair To Trial 4 Routes from Giza SPX
Replies: 3
Views: 2446

Re: Egyptair To Trial 4 Routes from Giza SPX

That's great!

Shame Egypt doesn't have open skies with the EU.

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by [email protected]
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15271

Re: VS LHR-TLV

I think we shouldn't forget how enormous LON is by pax from TLV even before 6th freedom traffic is considered, with over 1 million passengers in 2017, i.e. over 2,700 a day excluding seasonality. Hence significant supply: In December 2018: LHR-TLV: 2x daily BA, 11x weekly LY LTN-TLV: 11x weekly EZY,...

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Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15271

Re: VS LHR-TLV

Pending slots, they would probably be doing a 9pm departure ex LHR arriving TLV around midnight, RON and depart TLV around 5am arriving into LHR around 7:30am just in time for its first wave of TATL connections. At the moment, a 2100 departure would arrive around 0400. And a 0530 departure around 0...

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Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15271

Re: VS LHR-TLV

In December 2018, LON-TLV-LON has 52,877 seats: LHR-TLV: 28,652 seats across 110 flights LTN-TLV: 17,899 seats across 102 flights - noticing very similar frequency as LHR but clearly LHR has much greater seats/flight from wide-bodies STN-TLV: 4106 seats across 21 LGW-TLV: 2,220 across 12 In this mon...

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by [email protected]
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37720

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

You are absolutely wrong about this. You either havent researched why NAI is hated by airline employees, or you’re just simply ignoring it. No one, including myself is against free market competition. What NAI is doing though is not that at all. They’re using the flag of convienence model, an under...

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by [email protected]
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37720

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

It’s sad reading all the negative things about DY on here. Why so many of you dislike DY? What did the airline and the brand do to any of you? I look at DY as the 747 of our time. DY made traveling cheaper for the average hard working European or American to travel. Before the 747 came out the pric...

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by [email protected]
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165876

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

https://kjarninn.overcastcdn.com/docume ... esound.pdf
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Four A321s - TF-MOM, -DAD, -KID, -SON - are on finance leases, the others - including 320s and 330s - are all on dry leases. Source: slide 15 of https://kjarninn.overcastcdn.com/docume ... esound.pdf

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by [email protected]
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37720

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Always amusing that plane geeks think they can do a better job of running large companies when many stand by a fence writing down numbers or taking photos. ;-)

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by [email protected]
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 14016

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

Nigeria's aviation time will come given its enormous population and fast-growing population. I feel it is sometime off given the various issues and also relatively slow economic growth. But it will come. I hope Green Africa gains hold; I'll be keeping an eye out.

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by [email protected]
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?
Replies: 31
Views: 5797

Re: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?

konkret wrote:
TWA902fly wrote:
I wonder if Wizz would try LTN-VKO


Wizzair is a Hungarian carrier and has no rights to fly UK-Russia.


Wizz also has a UK AOC now: Wizz Air UK. Therefore, they could.

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by [email protected]
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?
Replies: 31
Views: 5797

Re: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?

Have a play around EZY's investor presentations: they are a wealth of information and knowledge across all aspects of its business. For example, it seeks to be the #1 or #2 airline at all the primary airports its serves as detailed on slides 22 and 23 here: http://corporate.easyjet.com/~/media/File...

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