I have to agree with our fellow user from Santiago. Portugal is too small for a 2 hub operation and looking at the near-future prospects, people all over the country should be more worried if they'll have a job and food on the table rather than a direct connection to Milan. I followed this case on t...Jump to post
Ryanair has been trying to promote BTS as the alternative to VIE for well over 10 years. It has some routes, but it never really made much impact on the Vienna market. Every time I flew Ryanair between London and Bratislava, passengers were speaking Slovak or English and not German. I'm glad it did...Jump to post
All those new A330-900 and A321neoLR aren't free. Expanding to SFO, IAD and ORD has costs too. TAP is facing declining revenue in Brazil and startup cost to North America, no time for new markets to UA's hubs to develop. Anyone who's familiar with a certain Live Air Spotters website and has seen th...Jump to post
Imagine having to backtrack from (e.g) MAD to FRA to get in a flight to EZE. I'm guessing you would rather take Iberia or some other connection that doesn't waste so much time. Airlines and alliances can't (profitably) be all things to all people. A high-value customer in Madrid is probably going t...Jump to post
TAP with its low cost could start flights to EZE, MEX, CUN, BOG, LIM, etc. To feed people from where, please? All but LIM are LH non-stop destinations from FRA today, as are GIG and GRU. Imagine having to backtrack from (e.g) MAD to FRA to get in a flight to EZE. I'm guessing you would rather take ...Jump to post
I already gave my opinion on this, but Mods thought it was too political and deleted it. I don't see how C4 explosives can pass through all security checks at LIS and on to the cabin of a commercial jet. Anyway, wasn't CCS kept in the network because of Portuguese Government pressure, due to large P...Jump to post
One niche market is a huge risk: currencies devalue, dictators come to power, civil wars break and you're gone. They need to diversify their network in order to survive. That doesn't mean expanding to Asia, it means get a slice of other Atlantic markets where they can actually compete.Jump to post
Didn't know about this gentleman, Arik De. I guess then it is very likely to have MEX out of LIS rather soon. What I think this JV could really benefit is from fleet sharing, i.e. in NW TP would shift capacity to Azul and in NS Azul would shift some frames to Lisbon. I think this would be a huge ben...Jump to post
I have a sneaking suspicion that TAP was one of the customers interested but the LIS airport authority denied their request to operate the A380 (they also denied EK's request). I suspect that the A380 was purchased with that in mind. Soon after the A380 arrived the airport operator announced a majo...Jump to post
It is strange but people seems to forget that VIE is not just the main airport for Austria but also the main airport for Slovakia a country of about 5 million people and the fastest growing developed economy in the world according to OECD. https://kafkadesk.org/2019/02/17/slovakia-ranked-as-the-fas...Jump to post
People, is this your first day as a human being? You're missing a critical point: You can't just throw facts and scenarios to someone that doesn't have a sense of safety, the same way that it doesn't work to tell "calm down" to someone having a panic attack. When you're driving in a large ...Jump to post
Going to bet on LH Group, because Brussels already operates Airbus LH fleet and Austrian's LH fleet is beyond ancient.
It's either that or obviously Ryanair going TATL
That airport can be deceiving. The widebodies you see are boarded from the G gates, the non-Schengen area, which is above F, where you are/were. Those destinations (INN and BUD) are served with the smaller Dash 8, which is usually parked remotely, so the passengers are going down the stairs into a b...Jump to post
Kikko19 wrote:Mex, lax and hav coming soon. Don't ask where I heard it.
I didn't find anything about the LIS-IAD flight, but there's this review for OPO-EWR:
Wow... there's so many things wrong with that article... Starting with "The Government is unhappy with Neeleman's management", when he's not even part of the management team. He's a shareholder, just like the Portuguese State! And yes, I'm sure Lufthansa is interested in Neeleman's stake. ...Jump to post
Good point, Pyrex. I actually forgot that I also have Miles & More from Lufthansa, because Victoria or whatever is called right now is really awful.Jump to post
Really surprised they are adding the additional NY frequency to JFK and not to EWR, which is where the majority of the Portuguese people in the NYC area are (and which commands a revenue premium, at least in the non-stop flights). Their relationship with United must really suck. Does United get alo...Jump to post
I think wasn't mentioned so far, but LIS-DME will change to A321neoLR and LIS-TLV will increase to twice daily, also with A321neoLR.
Source is the company's own press release: https://www.tapairportugal.com/pt/media ... elease-786
WildcatYXU wrote:dfpinto wrote:It is a good addition to Austrian's network, but they're getting rid of their Q400s. If they can make Kosice work with E195, then Ostrava - with subsidies - could work as well.
VIE - KSC is currently served by CRJ900 wet leased from JP.
[...]and has at least 300,000 tourists coming annually (mostly by land).[...] Before the collapse of the communist rule the High Tatra mountains used to be a top notch tourist spot but now the region is just a sad shaddow of itself as far as commerce is concerned. With a little bit of more efforts,...Jump to post
It is a good addition to Austrian's network, but they're getting rid of their Q400s. If they can make Kosice work with E195, then Ostrava - with subsidies - could work as well.Jump to post
If I remember correctly TP dropped VCP way before AD started flying the route.
Each carrier with two flights a week to OPO, doesn't seem like too much in my modest opinion. Especially when you take into account that TP sometimes takes an A330 twice a day to VIE.Jump to post
It occurred to me that some crazy investor could try a SkyEurope 2.0 out of BTS. It is geographically in the center of Europe, thus a good location for a small regional hub. I know, it is 50km away from the bloodbath at VIE, but there's a much lower cost base in the Slovakian side of the border and ...Jump to post
There was a separate thread for the Efromovich topic and it was closed because it was already being discussed in this 2 year old 19 page thread about Alitalia. A few weeks back, in this same forum, there was a thread with at least 5 pages, only dedicated at Jetblue's switch from Coke to Pepsi... Thi...Jump to post
questions wrote:rbavfan wrote:Iluvtofly wrote:What do you mean by 4 thrones ?
Basically jetBlues front cabin without the closed suites license and marketplace & tighter seat pitch in Y cabin.
What is the Y seat pitch?
A comment from a "source familiar with the matter" is too vague to even take seriously. Hifly was one of the vultures in the demise of Germania, so my guess is that, if they are involved in the matter, they want to buy some of their frames for a very gentle price.Jump to post
Leaving this interview here: https://crankyflier.com/2019/06/03/acro ... ldo-neves/
Hopefully it answers most of the questions raised by the topic author.
Never say never, but I find East Africa very unlikely, because: - There's very little to nothing O&D market - Connecting traffic to Europe has better options without having to backtrack - A321neoLR will be focused on priority markets: thin TATL routes to East Coast (maybe a little bit MidWest) a...Jump to post
If you have flown economy class with TAP recently then a fall in the number of passengers would not surprise you. After my bad experiences (both on the ground and also in-flight) with TAP I avoid this airline like the plague. If their basic product is sub-standard then more and more passengers will...Jump to post
For instance, in the case Spain-Portugal, TAP's marketshare lowered from 42.2% to 37.5%. http://www.presstur.com/mercados/tap-cresce-menos-que-o-mercado-espanha---portugal-e-em-madrid-ate-tem-quebra-3/ TAP CRESCE MENOS QUE O MERCADO ESPANHA - PORTUGAL E EM MADRID ATÉ TEM QUEBRA Wouldn't that decrea...Jump to post
Wow, this thread escalated quickly... From a small European airline Are you sure TP is a small European airline..? It is small when you compare with the likes of LH, AF/KL or IAG. Being small is not a negative connotation. In this case it just shows how big is their achievement, for an airline with...Jump to post
Wow, this thread escalated quickly... From a small European airline announcing one random route to sex tourism and pedophilia... Anyway, I don't remember at any point TP annoucing Addis Ababa or Lima. I do know that new routes are studied and evaluated all the time. Buenos Aires is a good example. I...Jump to post
As someone said earlier though, Thomas Cook Group have stated they want the new owners of the airline to still shuttle holiday pax, so throwing TCX over to Eastern Europe would be unlikely. I’d say if it were IAG they’d play their cards with LEVEL down in Gatwick, or maybe LH with Eurowings in the ...Jump to post
From/to Sao Paulo (GRU): 1. Belem (BEL) 2. Belo Horizonte (CNF) 3. Brasilia (BSB) 4. Campo Grande (CGR) 5. Curitiba (CWB) 6. Florianópolis (FLN) 7. Fortaleza (FOR) 8. Goiânia (GYN) 9. Foz do Iguaçu Falls (IGU) 10. Londrina (LDB) 11. Manaus (MAO) 12. Porto Alegre (POA) 13. Recife (REC) 14. Salvador (...Jump to post
In theory, sounds reasonable. In practice, there are consequences to decisions like this. OS's fleet is not getting younger, and some of the long-haul frames are 26-27 years old. You either pray they don't fall out of the sky, and keep them flying, or you have to accept draw-down of the fleet=loss ...Jump to post
I remember a specific case in which the flight crew announced on the speaker that we landed 10 minutes ahead of schedule, immediately after landing, which was great news, but then it took 20 minutes to get to a the gate. My conclusion is, the flight is 10min late. So, who's right in this situation? ...Jump to post
...European airport: FNC - Madeira, Portugal ...N-American airport: ORD - Chicago ...S-American airport: CCS - Caracas ...Asian airport: SAW - Istanbul (I think it's already in Asian territory) ...African airport: N/A ...aircraft: Boeing 737-200 ...widebody aircraft: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar ...turbo...Jump to post
This is a bit late already but a few days ago, on the 24th April, TAP had 6 WBs doing European flights. Five A332 and one A343: CS-TOG TP1354/67 LIS-LHR CS-TON TP 434/3 LIS-ORY CS-TOQ TP1272/1 LIS-VIE CS-TOF TP1274/3 LIS-VIE CS-TOL TP1356/7 LIS-LHR CS-TOA TP442/1 LIS-ORY <-- A343Jump to post
I discovered that museum by accident, while driving through Germany. Like you said, it's one of a kind museum, really worth visiting. The day that I visited, the wind was a little bit strong, so it was a little nerving to be inside the planes with the wind vibrations, but it was an amazing experience.Jump to post
I am not surprised about TAP. They also have many last-minute intra-European fares all the time. When Ryanair is too expensive, there is always TAP via LIS. Unsurprisingly they hemorrhage money. It doesn't look like a very sustainable company :) Calling it unsustainable because of a few discount ca...Jump to post
It resembles the A345 that they have abandoned in Nigeria. I think CS-TFX, IIRC.Jump to post
No chance in hell that LOT is going to order any Airbus aircraft. Not only has LOT been a loyal Boeing customer since the fall of communism but the Polish Gov has better relations with the USA than with the EU. This statement is a bit paradoxical: Poland is a member of EU, so saying that they have ...Jump to post