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by YangFeng
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 65
Views: 11483

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... r-china-jv
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x1234 wrote:
jayunited, with the protests in HKG has UA ever thought about expanding into CAN?


https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... r-china-jv

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by YangFeng
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 14005

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

YangFeng wrote:
The next possible ZRH to US route I personally can see is ORD operated by UA.


And it's here...two weeks after LX announces ZRH-IAD, UA announces ORD-ZRH.

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by YangFeng
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 55
Views: 14400

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Zoedyn wrote:
That’s pathetic and despicable.


LOL, the CA hate is strong with this one. You just can't help it, can you? While I appreciate your frequent and informative posts about Chinese Aviation, I could do without your strong pro CZ and anti CA bias.

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by YangFeng
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

They tried HEL a few years ago but got clobbered by AY.

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by YangFeng
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Any chance LX will launch flights to the Baltic countries in the foreseeable future?

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by YangFeng
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 14005

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

LH658 wrote:
What is the traffic between KIX - ZRH?


~12'000 one-way PAX in 2017, with strong double-digit growth. I suspect LX will do well on the route, even though they will also increase capacity to TYO by ~50% at the same time.

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by YangFeng
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 14005

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

Will DFW or CLT - ZRH ever work Swiss? Seems like LH does well from DFW and CLT, and ZRH is Financial hub, like DFW and CLT. Very unlikely. Never say never but for the next five years I'd say: a) The two biggest unserved routes from ZRH to the US are Seattle and Houston, followed by Dallas, Minneap...

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by YangFeng
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Swiss CEO Thomas Klühr just announced in an interview that they will start offering services to Washington (IAD) and Osaka (KIX) in March 2020 . https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sonntagszeitung/standard/Flugtickets-fuer-20-Franken-halte-ich-fuer-nicht-vernuenftig/story/15082035 Thanks! Makes a lot of s...

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by YangFeng
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for clarifying. Not sure about A380 handling capacity at Zurich Airport. Would TG have to change their departure time or are they outside of EK/SQ turnarounds? As far as I know, there are only two gates capable of handling the A380, or maybe that has changed?

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by YangFeng
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
Thai Airways changed to A380 from BKK-CDG daily with B77W and three times a week with A359, the A380 must be between ZRH, MUC or SYD any of those three destinations


Not sure I understand correctly. Could you elaborate?

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by YangFeng
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Already swiss will soon announce its new routes! Apparently there are 2! https://twitter.com/FlySWISS/status/1157576841378459648 Hopefully ZRH-KIX will be one of them. Up-gauging ZRH-TYO (they might get their HND slot one day) to 77W is long overdue, but if a new route to Japan comes to pass, it wo...

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by YangFeng
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

"Schweiz am Wochenende" reports that LX isn't able to obtain the desired slot at ICN and is now considering KIX instead. LX refused to comment on the story.

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by YangFeng
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

After publicly mentioning a few times that they could imagine up-gauging BKK-ZRH from 77W to A380, it seems that Thai Airways has decided to add three weekly frequencies operated by A350.

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by YangFeng
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 26
Views: 4238

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing

Where should CX fly next in Europe? Munich Possible. Along with the new codeshares, LH has changed the equipment on the MUC-HKG route from A388 to A346, that's about a 200-seat reduction in capacity. Now why would you reduce capacity when you start putting a new code on your flight? https://www.rou...

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by YangFeng
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I wouldn't be so quick as to dismiss what Spohr and Klühr are saying as "empty threats". These are clear warnings to airports and regulators: We have four hubs FRA, MUC, VIE, and ZRH and we will go where growth is welcomed/possible. This is a deliberate communication strategy on their part.

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by YangFeng
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10227

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Lewton wrote:
Awesome news.
The A350 needs more orders from operators that will respect it and not pack 400+ people inside it.


Who packs 400+ people into the A359?

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by YangFeng
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.travelnews.ch/flug/12907-si ... r-auf.html (German)

That was fast. Last flight 28AUG.
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YangFeng wrote:
Rumor has it Sichuan Airlines (3U) will announce their departure from ZRH within the next few weeks despite subsidies.


https://www.travelnews.ch/flug/12907-si ... r-auf.html (German)

That was fast. Last flight 28AUG.

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by YangFeng
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Rumor has it Sichuan Airlines (3U) will announce their departure from ZRH within the next few weeks despite subsidies.

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by YangFeng
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

What will happen to KE if LX starts serving ICN assuming they will launch daily flights operated by A340? How are they doing regardless of LX?

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by YangFeng
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital Airlines suspends China-Portugal flights
Replies: 12
Views: 3551

Re: Beijing Capital Airlines suspends China-Portugal flights

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -aug-2019/

Flights will be resumed from August. PEK-XIY-LIS now, even though they supposedly had such a high SLF?
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https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -aug-2019/

Flights will be resumed from August. PEK-XIY-LIS now, even though they supposedly had such a high SLF?

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by YangFeng
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK-NCE publicly listed as #CA851/852 with Air China before CAAC rolls out any official route approval for public notice
Replies: 19
Views: 3036

Re: PEK-NCE publicly listed as #CA851/852 with Air China before CAAC rolls out any official route approval for public no

Any other European routes planned for CA? NCE-PEK and FCO-HGH are very interesting, let's see if this works out. As these routes are catered to Chinese tourists going to the most popular European countries (France/Italy), what about PEK-VCE?

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by YangFeng
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Air China nears 15-20 additional A350s
Replies: 26
Views: 6414

Re: Rumour: Air China nears 15-20 additional A350s

I've found it interesting that we've seen some Chinese carriers finally pulling back on routes, capacity, and expansion. CA cancelled PVG/MEL service a few months ago citing competition (MU also flies the route). My sense is that CA is ceding a lot of PVG traffic to MU these days, especially given ...

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by YangFeng
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Air China nears 15-20 additional A350s
Replies: 26
Views: 6414

Re: Rumour: Air China nears 15-20 additional A350s

chonetsao wrote:
Capacity discipline is high priority with Chinese carriers.


Really? All I see is a hunt for any route they can get, except maybe for Air China. I agree that the 359 is the likely choice here though.

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by YangFeng
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ, MU plan London, Paris routes from Beijing Daxing respectively in late 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3734

Re: CZ, MU plan London, Paris routes from Beijing Daxing respectively in late 2019

I wonder if you guys consider IST as “long haul”, but CZ also have a PEK-IST route, and it is an eastbound daylight flight blocking 8 hours in flight. Will that go to ZBAD, or will it be canceled? Very likely to go to ZBAD as I believe it has been reported that CZ will be serving the two new mega a...

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by YangFeng
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

You’re right on CX, however, despite these developments, I still think that GVA has a strong chance. But I agree with ANA, this is also a possible candidate. Last option in my opinion is Shanghai with China Eastern. Chinese ambassador has announced last year that this line is being considered. Now ...

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by YangFeng
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Cathay Pacific Route: HKG-GVA, Demand: 41'000 PAX p.a. Likely Aircraft: 359 All Nippon Airways Route: HND-GVA, Demand: 62,000 PAX p.a. Likely Aircraft: 788 China Eastern Airlines Route: PVG-GVA, Demand: 37'000 PAX p.a. Likely Aircraft: 332 Singapore Airlines Route: SIN-GVA, Demand: 40'000 PAX p.a. ...

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by YangFeng
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49203

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 YangFeng
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56287

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Has anyone else heard rumors of new LX service to ICN and KIX? Yes, have heard them both. ICN is almost certain and has been mentioned publicly by the CEO as the most likely new route. KIX is being looked at, but I don't think they will end up flying there and instead upgauge TYO with the 77W from ...

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by YangFeng
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA resumes flights to VIE from HND
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: ANA resumes flights to VIE from HND

Excellent news for VIE. Not that long ago it seemed like they had no Tokyo flights, now almost double daily.

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by YangFeng
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 12140

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

Is there a known waiting list of some sort of airlines wanting to switch from NRT to HND? I'm particularly interested if European carriers that I often use personally have a decent chance of switching, like AY or LX.

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by YangFeng
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 8228

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

When I look at their list of destinations in Europe it is hard to argue that they are all business destinations. DUS lasted longer than I thought it would; and CPH makes sense with the switch from SK. Can we add Moscow to that list? The holes in the network are Scandinavia, Eastern, and Central Eur...

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by YangFeng
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 11031

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

What about CA PEK-YYZ?

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by YangFeng
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season
Replies: 14
Views: 2262

Re: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season

Of course, it's impossible to have a thread on Chinese aviation without this political crap. It's a non-event. Two routes got suspended. One was a very wild gamble from the very beginning given the little business demand. The other is in competition with an alliance partner for not that much traffi...

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by YangFeng
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season
Replies: 14
Views: 2262

Re: After BNE, CA suspends PEK-ZRH in northern winter 2018/19 season

I think it's simply a matter of low demand during the winter season. CA operate 3 weekly flights from PEK to GVA and 4 to ZRH .While at GVA these 3 flight are the only one service to China, LX operates from ZRH to PEK and PVG. The flight to PEK is operated as a JV flight with CA, so it makes sense ...

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by YangFeng
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56287

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

That was quick ! When they opened a year ago, they announced they were planning to go daily soon and advance bookings looked very good, so this comes as a surprise. But then of course, which airline manager would say at the opening ceremony of a new destination that prospects for the new flight wer...

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by YangFeng
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56287

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

https://www.travelnews.ch/flug/9348-air ... erich.html
(German)

Air China will not be flying to ZRH in the upcoming winter schedule, last flight on Oct 26th 2018, first flight March 31st 2019.
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https://www.travelnews.ch/flug/9348-air ... erich.html
(German)

Air China will not be flying to ZRH in the upcoming winter schedule, last flight on Oct 26th 2018, first flight March 31st 2019.

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by YangFeng
Tue May 29, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56287

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Just thinking about the "holes" in the LX European network from ZRH, which destinations do you think are missing and should be served in future? I thought of following cities/airports: - HEL They tried with a daily flight against four daily flights from AY. I guess they got completely des...

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by YangFeng
Tue May 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F, 6 A320neo and up to 6 A320ceo
Replies: 74
Views: 12675

Re: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F, 6 A320neo and up to 6 A320ceo

Nice little order. I still see Swiss B77W's in HAJ from time to time, which is strange for me. The usual equipment is F100 (operated by Helvetic) or A320. Does anybody know why they still conduct These training flights between ZRH and HAJ, years after introducing the B77W? Fleet utilization with th...

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by YangFeng
Mon May 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F, 6 A320neo and up to 6 A320ceo
Replies: 74
Views: 12675

Re: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F and 12 A320neo

"The order includes two Boeing 777-300ER long-haul aircraft for SWISS, which are expected to supplement the existing SWISS fleet beginning in early 2020 and will be used to expand the route network." Does that mean new destinations? I would have thought they will use it for existing destin...

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by YangFeng
Thu May 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further
Replies: 30
Views: 7478

Re: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further

Waterbomber wrote:
I have come in contact with NH sales in Europe and they're not really good.
First they overpromise and when it's time to deliver on their promises, they start asking questions. Way to treat a potential customer.


What kind of questions?

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by YangFeng
Wed May 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to reduce Shanghai Pudong-San Jose frequency
Replies: 24
Views: 2823

Re: Air China to reduce Shanghai Pudong-San Jose frequency

I don't think Air China reducing PVG-SJC means SJC is struggling considering they are reducing PVG-FRA, PVG-CDG and PVG-MEL at the same time. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278425/air-china-june-oct-2018-shanghai-long-haul-frequency-changes/ Looks to me like Air China is strugglin...

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by YangFeng
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian CEO: RJ to enter the LCC market.
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: Royal Jordanian CEO: RJ to enter the LCC market.

No, RJ are not planning to enter the LCC market. They are introducing some concepts to Jordan already in use in most of the world, such as non-refundable tickets or tickets without any free baggage allowance. He is not talking about partnering with Ryanair either. He is merely acknowledging the poss...

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by YangFeng
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56287

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
I've noticed on flightradar that CA has changed the schedule of its PEK-GVA-PEK flights to an early morning arrival and mid-day departure. Any specific reason for that?


Yes, they swapped slots with ZRH as they don't want to be departing to PEK around the same time as their JV partner LX.

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by YangFeng
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Europe Services Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6028

Re: China—Europe Services Thread

davidjohnson6 wrote:
I've seen reports that Sichuan Air would extend their current Prague route to also include Zurich from May 2018 but nothing seems bookable yet. Anyone know when seats will go on sale and when the route will really begin ?


Official first flight currently scheduled on May 28th, as per Zurich Airport.

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by YangFeng
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 24
Views: 2516

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

After the establishment of PEK-BEG by Hainan, the Chinese government is working on launching PVG-BEG but there was no mention on which airline will operate these flights. Any guesses? Could it be Hainan again? After Serbia suspended the visa regime for Chinese citizens, tourist number have been gro...

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by YangFeng
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 24
Views: 2516

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

I don't think inter-continental routes make up much of the growth, especially in absolute terms. Domestic and regional international traffic is what these airport rankings are all about. I think one airport that stands out is Hangzhou HGH with double-digit passenger and solid movement growth and a w...

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by YangFeng
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56287

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Hainan Airlines planning 2x weekly summer seasonal SZX-ZRH flights on Mondays/Fridays June to October HU741 departing Shenzhen at 0140, HU742 departing Zurich at 1140, Boeing 787 Is Sichuan Airlines still planning to fly to Zurich from end of March? I don't believe that reservations are open yet. L...

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by YangFeng
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lists of Top 15 world airports for non-stop routes/serving most countries/served by most airlines in summer 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: Lists of Top 15 world airports for non-stop routes/serving most countries/served by most airlines in summer 2018

http://www.anna.aero/2018/02/28/turkish-airlines-2/
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Interesting. I would have thought IST would be #1 in most countries served with Turkish Airlines claiming to fly to 121 countries. But I guess that makes a lot of their destinations not non-stop?

http://www.anna.aero/2018/02/28/turkish-airlines-2/

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by YangFeng
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56287

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

http://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/02/adr ... -base.html
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Adria Airways to announce Paderborn base with ZRH as one of the first planned destinations
http://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/02/adr ... -base.html

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