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by gardermoen
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 34
Views: 6228

Re: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

SurlyBonds, yes I am well aware of what the population of Dhaka is thank you very much, having been to Bangladesh on 2 occasions (Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna). Would you have been happier if i made the comparison between Dhaka-Dambury? Something tells me not. And what has skin colour got to do wit...

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by gardermoen
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 34
Views: 6228

Re: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

Great news! Bring on those Chittagong-Chattanooga codeshares !! You realize, of course, that Dhaka is a global beta-minus city with a population of almost 9 million people? Memphis is a "gamma" city, and Nashville a "sufficiency" city. Chattanooga does not make the list of globa...

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by gardermoen
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 34
Views: 6228

Re: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

Great news! Bring on those Chittagong-Chattanooga codeshares !!

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by gardermoen
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore to Munich by Singapore Airlines A350-900
Replies: 6
Views: 5909

Re: Singapore to Munich by Singapore Airlines A350-900

Great report and photography. It's a nice walk down memory lane, hoping once again Changi will return to its former glory as a cool transit hub. Particularly like the wing tip photography over Germany.

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by gardermoen
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Japanese Hospitality to Japan: ANA MNL-NRT in Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 3392

Re: Japanese Hospitality to Japan: ANA MNL-NRT in Economy

What a fantastic report on what sounds like a fantastic flight.
Japanese Airlines are always impressive no matter what class you are travelling in.
Given these times of isolation, it was so enjoyable to read this, especially given I was in Japan in November (flying JAL Melbourne-Narita-Helsinki).

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by gardermoen
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY testing Melbourne flights
Replies: 39
Views: 8194

Re: LY testing Melbourne flights

An already suffering Cathay Pacific is now going to be suffering a lot more if this becomes permanent.

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by gardermoen
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Routes from the old Dhahran Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 2562

Re: Airlines and Routes from the old Dhahran Airport

At some point in the 80s I clearly remember: Singapore Airlines flying 747s on a Singapore-Bombay-Dhahran and Singapore-Karachi-Dhahran routing. Airlanka flying a weekly Tristar service from Colombo. and during some point it was a weekly Colombo-Dhahran-Rome-Frankfurt routing ( most likely no 5th fr...

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by gardermoen
Fri May 10, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Did Emirates Start Serving Australia?
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Re: When Did Emirates Start Serving Australia?

Emirates first flew to Melbourne in Australia back in 1996, and the service was : Dubai - Jakarta - Melbourne with A310-300. With the delivery of the Boeing 777-200s they then served: Dubai - Singapore - Melbourne 3 Weekly B777-200 Sydney services were inaugurated in 1999 operating: Dubai - Singapo...

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by gardermoen
Sun May 05, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9889

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

I feels that number could be a lot higher if this ground situation in Sri Lanka cannot be swiftly resolved. UL should perhaps focus on being a 5th freedom carrier like they did years ago. Feel so sorry for Sri Lanka, it came so far and for this to suddenly be taken away like that. Solidarity with th...

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by gardermoen
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines to discontinue decades-old 5th freedom route on PEK-TYO
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Pakistan International Airlines to discontinue decades-old 5th freedom route on PEK-TYO

That’s sad :(
I remember in the 80s when PK flew a cool milk run as Karachi-Bangkok-Manila-Tokyo as well.

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by gardermoen
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Amman.
Replies: 23
Views: 5071

Re: Emirates A380 to Amman.

London and Paris as popular connections for Jordanians via Dubai?!
I’d understand if there were no flights between Amman and Europe, but flying some 2-3 hours in the wrong direction (only to almost fly over Jordan again) is just ridiculous.

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by gardermoen
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72745

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

https://twitter.com/AusAirports/status/ ... 5957253120



That's interesting. I wonder how they will provision a sterile area for border control/security for this.
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qf789 wrote:
MEL airport is exploring the idea of swing gates

https://twitter.com/AusAirports/status/ ... 5957253120



That's interesting. I wonder how they will provision a sterile area for border control/security for this.

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by gardermoen
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3754

Re: New QR Route Thread

I can see Longyearbyen being next announced by the man himself.

Jokes aside, one destination I feel they could add is Surabaya. Currently none of the ME3 serve Indonesia’s 2nd largest city . Quite surprising really.

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by gardermoen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72745

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

An interesting development - WA and PER officials will be in India this week, to convince airlines to start direct flights to PER. Specifically on the trip, there'll be: - Tourism Minister, Paul Papalia - Perth Airport CEO, Kevin Brown - Tourism WA’s aviation adviser, Andrew McEvoy In their sights ...

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by gardermoen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6141

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

I love the way diplomats and ambassadors just mouth off their wish lists like this. I’m sure the Canadian ambassador to Vietnam is pushing for a Kamloops-Danang link too.... Back to the point, the only possibility of QF ever returning to Rome will be from the east coast. Also, it will need a codesha...

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by gardermoen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 3260

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

Because Qatar is Qatar and UAE is UAE. Two different countries.
I’m sure Canada/Qatar will pursue any bilateral changes of their own as and when they feel the need to.

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by gardermoen
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 67083

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

The hysteria and mayhem over Perth losing a flight for about 6 weeks is ridiculous. You guys do realise this is impacting some 95% of the entire EK network and not just Perth. The way it’s being discussed is a typical Perth attitude. Where only Perth, and only Perth exists.

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by gardermoen
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 6227

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

It made no sense really, flying a small airbus 321 on such a local distance and having it on the ground for such a long time. If the yield was mega amazing I get it, but I doubt that was ever the case. Or if it was a larger airbus 330 for economies of scale it could’ve worked.

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by gardermoen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 7522

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

This sort of nonsense of having an emotional support animal/puppet/blow up doll/chandelier can only happen in America . I just don’t get it. In all of my 35 plus years of travelling as an adult around the world (Europe, Asia, Australasia primarily ) I have never seen nor heard of this situation occu...

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by gardermoen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 49694

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

According to Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, the airline is looking at flying to MEL via BKK, SIN or SEZ. In a related news, Ethiopian is planning to connect Africa with Australia by air transport. On the sidelines of the 74th Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transp...

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by gardermoen
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16409

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

These passengers must have been booked on the codeshare flight number offered by SCAT.

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by gardermoen
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia
Replies: 34
Views: 12982

Re: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia

dz09 wrote:
this has to do with curbing prostitution in the UAE especially during new years celebrations. the ban is temporary.


On that logic alone Emirates/Flydubai should end all
services to Russia and Eastern Europe!

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by gardermoen
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A long report on the longest flight in the world - Business Class on Qatar's 777-200LR Auckland to Doha
Replies: 19
Views: 28268

Re: A long report on the longest flight in the world - Business Class on Qatar's 777-200LR Auckland to Doha

Great report. Great photos! Always wanted to know what the world's longest flight was like!

Ignore certain comments about your report looking a little old. It's not the case at all.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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by gardermoen
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 34452

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Well I never saw this coming. Emirates will can all remaining Australia-AKL A380 services, leaving it with a sole DXB-AKL non-stop service. Looks like the QF/EK tie up is getting a lot loser now. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11931831 So AKL goes from having...

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by gardermoen
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41378

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

WA government is on a charm offensive to get new flights into the West. Talks next month with JAL and ANA to get direct services and talks with Garuda to try and get daily Perth-Jakarta flights. https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/wa-government-bids-to-get-more-direct-flights-from-asian-destinations-to-...

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by gardermoen
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28122

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

On another note, what is the international line up at CHC this summer? Is it: CZ - 788 daily EK - A388 daily CI - A333 4x weekly via ? SQ - 772 daily FJ ? 738 VA ? 738 QF ? 738 Anything missing? CX A350 3x weekly NZ 789 for PER Potentially OZ 772 if their charters were to go ahead CI is via MEL Is ...

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by gardermoen
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines to expand AKL service
Replies: 10
Views: 2689

Re: Hawaiian Airlines to expand AKL service

Smart movie really considering that both UA and AA will be offline during the winter months from March onwards. This displaced capacity will be picked up by Hawainn Airlines to some extent. Hopefuly they will go daily in the not too distant future.

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by gardermoen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral to purchase and manage Air Madagascar for 10-years
Replies: 10
Views: 3601

Re: Air Austral to purchase and manage Air Madagascar for 10-years

Bombay? Jeez, I can see why Air Madagascar is at a loss if it still thinks the year is 1996 or something !! :)

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by gardermoen
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 56
Views: 10425

Re: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

I think the main reason that FJ could never be an FI is because Fiji is very much isolated from the mass population centres that Iceland is lucky to be in the middle of. Aust/NZ with some 30ish million people one one side, and North America some 10ish hours away on the other. Not really going to wor...

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by gardermoen
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 10339

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

It's always amusing when staff (who are more likely to be from an outsourced agent than the airline itself) who really don't have confirmed facts casually throw out chinese whispers as "news". Zero chance of this ever happening. Heck, SAS cant even get Singapore or Bangkok to work for them...

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by gardermoen
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to start seasonal SYD-KIX
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

Re: Qantas to start seasonal SYD-KIX

waoz1 wrote:
Missing the market in WA, 89 Japanese companies in Perth alone. No direct flights :/


I knew it wouldn't be too long before someone came up with the standard "What about Perth?" card....

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by gardermoen
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 22426

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

Does anyone on the group have a sense of how Singapore are going with their Capital Connection between Wellington/Canberra/Singapore? Speaking for myself based upon one flight I took on Good friday CBR-WLG, the entire plane was 100% full. I was in business class and it was chockers. From what I not...

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by gardermoen
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 21536

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

BA yes good point. TG never served CHC AFAIK, rumoured several times though. I'm pretty sure they did operate 1x weekly BKK-CHC-AKL for a short period with a DC10, but it didn't last long at all. It was I think some time in the late '80s. Having said that, I'm open to correction, even though it's q...

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by gardermoen
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 28511

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

SQ reviewing Canberra-Wellington http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/singapore-airlines-announce-review-of-canberra-route/8371370 Hmm, that article seems to provide no real sway as to what SQ's intentions are, and given the service is not even 6 months old, I think it is too premature to make any...

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by gardermoen
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start Christchurch, New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 3705

Re: CX to start Christchurch, New Zealand

This is great news. And should be no a brainer. I can easily see the initial season being extended for another month or so atleast. Having this service go year round should happen sooner rather than later, I think.

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by gardermoen
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 24020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Mr Gardermoen, what we need is a copy of Gardermoen, I think a Gardermoen like concept would be perfect for Auckland, it's one of my favourit airports, apart from the expensive food and the long walk to the infamous Gate 19 it's just about perfect. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d...

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by gardermoen
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 24020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

The sequencing at AKL is rubbish. That is a big problem. As someone who works and travels as a passenger a lot I note the biggest terminal limitations. 1) Departures are the same level as arrivals for drop off/pick up 2) Internally Check in is on the wrong floor. It should be on the upper level 3) ...

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by gardermoen
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 24020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

With AA, I disagree with the marketing aspect, prior to the AA resumption I remember seeing many billboard around Auckland city promoting this service, in association with QF. I think they had that covered pretty well, given how advertising in the airline industry can be hit and miss. UA, on the oth...

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by gardermoen
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates in Bandar Abbas?
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: Emirates in Bandar Abbas?

I remember seeing Bandar Abbas on the route map in 1990. They stopped the service sometime around the Gulf War I think. I recall they used the B727 for this service.

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by gardermoen
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A320 Service from airberlin
Replies: 65
Views: 12243

Re: TATL A320 Service from airberlin

Looks like Etihad are on a mission to kill this airline off as quickly as possible. An Airbus 320 on such a long flight? Seriously who in their right mind would ever choose that.

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by gardermoen
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines launches Stockholm may 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 7330

Re: Singapore Airlines launches Stockholm may 2017

Nice to see SQ FINALLY reach the Swedish capital,. I have been waiting for this service for years. I am surprised it will be via Moscow, I would have thought a 3 x weekly non-stop Airbus 350 service (just like they do Dusseldorf) would've been just ideal. I am certain within a year they will make it...

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by gardermoen
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32883

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Flights for LA's new MEL-SCL service have now been loaded into the GDS and is bookable ! :) LA805 SCL 12:55 - 17:55+1 MEL 146 789 LA804 MEL 19:55 - 19:00 SCL 257 789 Congratulations for MEL, SCL and LA, this will be MEL's first connection into Sth America in a very long time! Wow, surprised the tim...

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by gardermoen
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 36692

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

Not sure how accurate all these WLG-CBR-SIN number are, but I really wonder if this service should be enhanced to offer more flexibility by making it daily, as well as modifying the timings so that it coincides with the European flight bank at SIN as opposed to the Asian bank. If CBR-SIN is strong o...

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by gardermoen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN SCL - MEL in 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 8134

Re: LAN SCL - MEL in 2017

I was in Santiago last December. I was so excited to not only be going to South America for the first time, but also because I was going to Santiago. My excitement was quickly diminished shortly after arriving. My god was Santiago a DUMP. It felt like a third world country. For a city that size tha...

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by gardermoen
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 36692

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

I can see HBA and CBR being the strongest contenders to join the network hopefully soon. Also, with the focus on Australia-Americas traffic, surely it is ripe for both CNS and MCY to go year round by now.

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by gardermoen
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN SCL - MEL in 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 8134

Re: LAN SCL - MEL in 2017

Agree with ahj2000 that this would make more sense to launch with an AKL stop over, whilst allowing the well established SYD route to go non-stop. Regardless, LAN/LATAM have been considering MEL for many years now. I hope this rumour does come true, it will be a welcome addition here. The Internatio...

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by gardermoen
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad ending Minsk
Replies: 4
Views: 2514

Re: Etihad ending Minsk

Thought there would be plenty of workers in the "pleasure industry" heading to the UAE to make this flight viable.

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by gardermoen
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BA to Manila?
Replies: 25
Views: 7102

Re: Why no BA to Manila?

You are right, J343 - they do not codeshare. They did a few years ago as I remember seeing it in the BA magazine.

I think CGK is partially in the same boat - but there is a stronger home base market with some premium demand. SQ , in this case has a VERY strong market in Indonesia,

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by gardermoen
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Resuming India?
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: Garuda RESUMING INDIA??

Garuda have been talking about India for over 15 years. Let's see what happens. The last time they got "serious" on India, the talk was all about Chennai, and that came to nothing.
I'd be very doubtful of anything on the India front based on history.

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