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by worldranger
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 38136

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Emirates looking to axe SIN-BNE. Have applied to Sg CAA as it was a condition to approve Qantas link up in 2012. Ch-Av website.

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by worldranger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 112
Views: 22695

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

A6-EEK is leased from Doric, thought it was the owned ones that were being parked? Not sure what type of lease these two have with Doric but there are two types of leases ‘Operating’ & ‘Financial’ (or Capital). An operating lease is where the Lessor assumes ownership and ‘rents’ the aircraft th...

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by worldranger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance
Replies: 15
Views: 2814

Re: Flight Global: Tim Clark (Video) talks about UK's Importance

Compared to say Germany, with limits on transfer traffic, there is less friction to business. Lightsaber What limits does Germany impose? Only four cities allowed. As many frequencies as desired by EK but no more than four. Germany and Canada are the two ‘golden geese’ that EK would salivate on the...

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by worldranger
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 272
Views: 35678

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Frequency does not help them all that much. They already run 3 major hub waves and any additional traffic outside the waves just means longer connecting times and therefore lower ticket prices and lower yields. And regardless of plane size, you can expect that the percentage of passengers connectin...

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by worldranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27852

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Huh... I was wrong. EK is expecting better profit: https://amp.thenational.ae/business/aviation/despite-brexit-uk-remains-emirates-airline-s-most-profitable-market-1.906990 Huh... I'm willing to admit when my assumptions are wrong. Lightsaber Most EK flight deck will tell you, the loads this summer...

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by worldranger
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27852

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Discussed in the past for DXB, was a short 2200m runway to north of 30R on the Sharjah side - on the road that accesses Air Cargo City. The traffic road would be tunneled underneath. One would imagine this would be back in play as the cost would be far lower than DWC - yet the slot expansion benefit...

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by worldranger
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21862

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

In 1993 HONG KONGs GDP as a percentage of China’s was 27%. Today it is less than 3%.

This is by design by the Chinese govt.
It’s relevance in the overall China story - is not what it was and with the current political events - China will make sure it never will be again.

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by worldranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135501

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The above comments are valid but the 339 is most probably coming - and soon, Q3/4 2020. The only way it won’t is conversion at the air show to 351’s. Don’t see this happening as a conversion, more of an up-gauge to 359 order, if at all. One of the voids that has needed to be plugged in the last 4-5 ...

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by worldranger
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Dave Allen?
Replies: 13
Views: 3667

Re: Remember Dave Allen?

Was a guest of his for lunch at his townhouse near Holland Rd in 1988 (family friend).

A deeply serious and intelligent man off stage - listened and observed intently.

Wonderful host.

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by worldranger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18291

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

A number of airlines have had incidents of aborted take-off due config warning on application of TO thrust - the reason; full scale deflection positioning on rudder trim from previous inbound crew to counter-act yaw from long single engine taxi. Not picked up in pre flight checks.

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by worldranger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 7460

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

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behramjee wrote:
I foresee EK expanding its USA services only after it gets the incremental bilateral seats for India which is expected by end October.

It is expected that DXB will be given between 14,000-20,000 extra weekly seats.


Do you happen to know the current, 68000?

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by worldranger
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9519

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

mercure1 wrote:
Dear U.S.A.

Air Italy is as Italian as Virgin Atlantic is British or AeroMexico is Mexican.

If it's OK for one, then it's OK for the other.


Spot on

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by worldranger
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3882

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

Can you provide evidence of cheating on the agreement?

F-22 fighters have been rotating stealthily in and out of ME air bases for years now including UAE. Pure PR after Trumps amateur moves got manhandled by the Iranians.

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by worldranger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4005

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

They received a false GS, which guided a steeper than STD pitch down, correction attempted visually & looked good..GS came back and it showed aircraft above GS .... None in Flight Deck felt great about it, plenty of fuel, went around, came back landed no issues.

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by worldranger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3882

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

If the UAE and EK were cheating on the agreement as you say - why would the US State Dept “...reaffirm their strong support..” for the agreement?

Can you provide the information that you have that the State Dept does not have?

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by worldranger
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3882

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

While EK are allowed to expand under the Open Skies agreement with 5th freedom through Europe - there would be an outcry from US3 as they would se it as a reversal of the statement at the time a couple of years ago of ‘no current plans’ to expand that type of flying. The fact that it has no legal ba...

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by worldranger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135501

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

FWIW - internal word is that EK have asked Airbus to accelerate delivery of 339. Watch this space

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by worldranger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11032

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

No differences course between any of the pax 777 at EK. 77F is now one day ground school and two sectors under training Capt.

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by worldranger
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135501

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Competition and DXB slot constraints caught up with EK. Now it appears they are in a constant state of flux trying to adjust future capacity to market conditions. The problem is the market changes quicker than a typical order timeline. That said the 789 is a good fit. 359, 338, 778 & 789 - not s...

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by worldranger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11032

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

2 EY 777Fs are currently on secondment to EK SkyCargo, crewed by EY pilots.

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by worldranger
Fri May 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28164

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

...and amortization cost

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by worldranger
Fri May 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 19526

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Omg...which memories are coming up here... I just say flight DR 112, Hamburg, Sept. 1971 - I was 13 y / o at that time and one of the surviving passengers together with my grandmother ..... hard to find back in daily life after that crash ....I love flying nowadays, but it took years until I was ab...

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by worldranger
Thu May 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28164

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Yes, until end of May.

In this years EK results, interesting to see in Chairman’s remarks the negative effect on the EK model of point to point with ULR pairings and how the airline had to change.

Merge already....build DWC ....or the downward trend will continue.

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by worldranger
Wed May 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 19526

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

I paxed from SNN to LGW on one in summer ‘99. Can’t remember the airline ( ‘was it Eirjet? Anyone?).

She was a looker but...Shake, rattle and roll.

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by worldranger
Wed May 01, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147990

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

EK announced a wide ranging code share with SpiceJet last week - coincidence? They also code share with Vistara. Having flown Delta recently I was really surprised at how they’ve raised their game - it was good, very good. The ME3 stuff from DL has got to stop. ATL-DXB & a code with EK would be ...

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by worldranger
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years
Replies: 25
Views: 3813

Re: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years

Look for a 2.5bn-ish dhs group profit. First half was 1.1bn. Group target for profit share is 4.4bn. Not going to happen.

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by worldranger
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19365

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

I am very interested to learn about which cities they will be targeting when launching new 5th freedom routes to the U.S. Basically, EK can do whatever they want. I think you’ve got to look at EU countries where the flag carrier is either weak or has limited US direct connections. ATH & MXP are...

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by worldranger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1805
Views: 190320

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The best way for the majors to get into India is via DXB & EK. I know it sounds crazy but it’s not. It would be a formidable code share from say DL ATL-DXB. Not sure which of the US3s CEOs would have the mojo to make it happen but it could be packaged as a “after reviewing the books, we feel tha...

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by worldranger
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10265

Re: EK and London

EK also have 2 77X freighter flights per week (days 3 and 6) from LHR-DWC with good slot times. I know they are looking to add another one too if they can. Correct, it’s always full. EK LON cargo mgt were surprised at how quickly the STN cargo belly space got filled and it was a factor in the launc...

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by worldranger
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 195
Views: 21921

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

All the usual excuses for corruption and corruption is what this is, the usual excuse that both take part. Swapping flights is OK, doing it for money is corruption, that is how corruption is defined. The problem is not the union, but the seniority system. Why has there to be a pecking order for tri...

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?
Replies: 24
Views: 4729

Re: What happens if Boeing is forced to replace the 737 immediately?

Technically an easy fix, almost complete.

Customer perception, not so easy.

Boeing crisis mgt team should be pushing a new name - MAX Is dirty now.

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by worldranger
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 38136

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Emirates to go 11 weekly DUR during summer peak

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily from STN
Replies: 49
Views: 7564

Re: EK to go double daily from STN

The cargo business has been a pleasant surprise out of STN according to SkyCargo UK staff. Almost always full.

The second daily will add another 30t. As it is EK operate two 777Fs per week LHR-DWC, due lack of space below decks on the 380 out of LHR/LGW

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11561

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

All the FFDO’s I used to fly had the same kind of personality “mall cops”.

They would actually get excited at the prospect of a hijack - big gun, big truck, big waistline - Zzzzzzz

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by worldranger
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 120
Views: 18537

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Anyone know if these will be flown by JAL mainline or expat contract pilots

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by worldranger
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 38136

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

A completely idiotic idea, will lack revenue and cost a fortune

From some of the same decision makers who created Etihad, The World, Palm Deira/Jebel Ali & DWC.

When will they ever learn

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by worldranger
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew
Replies: 55
Views: 8614

Re: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew

Absolute nonsense. I work in IT. I meet sloppily (by my standards) dressed individuals constantly. That does not stop them from being some of the sharpest and cleverest people I know. Does the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” not mean anything to you? In my view, it very difficult for any ...

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11032

Re: EK reducing 777 Fleet? Omni new owners?

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Is it proven to be admin error or an actual end of lease date that EK arranged?


Not proven, widely rumored.

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11032

Re: EK reducing 777 Fleet? Omni new owners?

One of EKs 777Fs has been out of service since 25th Jan 2019. The oldest one in the fleet, A6-EFD, MSN 35606. The remaining 12 seem to still be flying according to FR24. EK have a dedicated set of Freighter pilots paid around 15% less than normal cross qualified pax/freighter line pilots. Part of t...

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by worldranger
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 11032

EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

There’s a document floating around WhatsApp groups in Dubai suggesting - due an end of lease administrative error by EK - that two 777F’s will return to lessors in Q2 2019. And that once the issue was established it was too late and that both aircraft have been signed for by Omni. Anyone truth to th...

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by worldranger
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United’s announces new premium heavy 767
Replies: 71
Views: 18887

United’s announces new premium heavy 767

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ns-456260/
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A follow on to the CRJ550, the strategy in today’s business environment is go big up front.

The 767pax just won’t die. Incredible airplane.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ns-456260/

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by worldranger
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10464

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

We have a flag carrier pilot implying that controlled rest is just standard and in fact a requirement to do the job and fly a duty and there’s me who will suggest a roster change when I think it will be fatiguing, will refuse fatiguing duties picked up when on standby, will call unfit when required...

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by worldranger
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10464

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

I will NEVER NEVER NEVER take controlled rest. If I need it I’ll offload myself downroute. I will not allow some idiot to take a photo of me which can be used against me or my airline in years to follow. I will not allow my napping face to be paraded around the world for some kid to get his 15 seco...

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by worldranger
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388385

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The birds idea is an interesting one. We do have a lot of birds at this time of year. That whole area around Trinity Bay is a popular migration tract. Recently I've seen flocks of egrets, pelicans, turkey vultures, other waterfowl flying in formation. Presumably birds wouldn't have sufficient mass ...

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by worldranger
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388385

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The birds idea is an interesting one. We do have a lot of birds at this time of year. That whole area around Trinity Bay is a popular migration tract. Recently I've seen flocks of egrets, pelicans, turkey vultures, other waterfowl flying in formation. Presumably birds wouldn't have sufficient mass ...

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by worldranger
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388385

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I’ve been flying Boeing heavies a long time and I’m not speculating on this accident BUT the first thing that comes to mind in these kind of sudden nose downs - is pitot blockage due debris such as hail or other. Air France instruments went haywire due weather, Lion air due technical - either way, t...

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by worldranger
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launching to Porto
Replies: 32
Views: 7670

Re: Emirates launching to Porto

EK would launch Stuttgart and Berlin tomorrow if allowed but due bilaterals they are not. Turin too close to MXP, three flights per day.

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by worldranger
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launching to Porto
Replies: 32
Views: 7670

Re: Emirates launching to Porto

Also a cargo play, most of the freight out of LIS is trucked from Galicia/Porto

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by worldranger
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will EK move to Maktoum ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5221

Re: When will EK move to Maktoum ?

It's pretty crazy when you add Sharjah and Abu Dhabi into the mix, each with their own airlines (Air Arabia and Etihad). Air Arabia with 321LRs & SHJ is perfectly positioned to get Indigo’s (for example) Indian customers to EU. Watch that space. In fact I’m surprised they haven’t gone after Wiz...

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