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by c933103
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

In Spain the train in the MAD-BCN route has over 50% of pax...so I guess the same would happen. A problem is that there aren't many large cities from Hong Kong that are of a distance similar to MAD-BCN and accessible by trains. Many major Chinese cities like Chengdu/Chongqing/Beijing/Shanghai/Xian/...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 20
Views: 2157

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

With aircraft like A220, they could use it to fly to destinations like Hawaii, Fiji, Easter Islands?

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by c933103
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

Looks like it will be the case for some cities at least. Although high speed rail hasn’t really hurt pek to sha. I definitely won’t be taking train for pek to hkg though. Last time I checked it seems like on the PEK to SHA route the HSR have transported about as much passengers as the flights betwe...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

It will mostly impact flights within 4 hours time by train from HKG to China but as CX have pointed out that their flights to cities in the area like CSX are predominately transit passengers so the influence will probably be small. Amount of flights affected by ut should be in the range of single di...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 19
Views: 3556

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

That's like what, about 15 weeks since the operation started? For a total of 30 return flights?

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by c933103
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB
Replies: 17
Views: 3798

Re: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB

Maybe because European carriers is now going to fly direct into the new Pakistan airport which might affect EK? EK never regularly served ISB with the A380. It was only a one-off this past summer. I think airlineroute.net incorrectly stated they were starting regular service. https://www.emirates.co...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12194

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

They can probably rename DWC to something like UAE to make it sound better for people at Abu Dhabi

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by c933103
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

Law enforcement though is up to the regional govt. Law enforcement is only part of anti drug abuse policy. So if nowhere else in Spain has that kind of drug problem..... I'll let you finish the sentence. Didn't OP just accused the failed separation plan and the instability in the city after the fai...

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by c933103
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

https://image.ibb.co/coqvMe/A988946_A_884_C_4714_9607_868990_B8618_C.jpg https://wenhui.whb.cn/third/yidian/201809/05/211411.html It seems COMAC and Ghana are being serious about their cooperation on the launch of ARJ21 operations in Africa, as per the Chinese story noticeably titled 这19个人中将诞生第一位国产...

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by c933103
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

JJJ wrote:

Law enforcement though is up to the regional govt.

Law enforcement is only part of anti drug abuse policy.

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by c933103
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

Since Ryanair flights to BCN seem to have became Heroin shuttles, maybe the airport should open a Methadone Clinic. Maybe they can actually do that if not for the fact that they are currently part of Spain where both the drug law and the anti drug abuse policies are managed by the Spanish Central G...

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by c933103
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korea president visited Pyongyang
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: South Korea president visited Pyongyang

My take, it is all for show and providing a good image for the Kim regime, one of the most brutal regimes of the world. That is indeed part of the purpose of the meeting, however why were this word being chosen in such declaration? I guess it is possible to read some intention and position of the N...

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by c933103
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

Barcelona is crime ridden for decades now. In 2000 I was one of two people in the first three rows of a 737 on a flight to stansted who weren’t robbed. Las ramblas is known as a crime hotspot. Drug taking is rife and the associated crime is out of control. Barcelona is Europe’s cocaine capital and ...

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by c933103
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

That's what it would happen when you try to force control onto an area. The area would become fragile.

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by c933103
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korea president visited Pyongyang
Replies: 4
Views: 217

South Korea president visited Pyongyang

What does it mean to the relationship of the two countries and to the United States, especially in term of denuclearization and unification? My own reading is that, in the joint "Pyongyang Declaration", it have repeatedly mentioned a few other thins that's subtly laid out at the past but b...

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by c933103
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 23
Views: 5342

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

Oil drilling platform near Okhotsk Sea or Aleutian Islands? Reflection of lights from the aircraft itself? Polar light?

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by c933103
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5607

Re: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport

The service is not as popular as the one from HKG and I don't think there are that many people traveling to HKG will choose to fly to MFM anyway. Indeed. Plus the service is fairly new (IIRC it only began last year), so I'm not surprised that some people never heard of it (I actually didn't realize...

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by c933103
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6814

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

.... Even Serbia seems to be more likely than Poland to succeed for what they're now planning

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by c933103
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 46
Views: 1048

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

In Asia, when the property price bubble collapse late 1990s, there were many property owners who killed themselves because of their inability to pay for loan on their property. Did this happened in Europe/America back then?

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by c933103
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What China Can Learn From the US-Mexico Deal
Replies: 54
Views: 1335

Re: What China Can Learn From the US-Mexico Deal

Trump does this in part to win the midterms. China could logically respond in kind and hurt Trump voters with retaliatory tariffs. It seems they're incoming : https://www.ft.com/content/a12104b6-bb14-11e8-94b2-17176fbf93f5 Except American demand against Chinese trade practice are reasonable but Chi...

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by c933103
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 76
Views: 9686

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Recent economical scenario in Turkey seems to be a bit worrying with respect to the expected commencement of such flight.

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by c933103
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3116

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

When they say deploy, do they mean HNA is purchasing the aircraft's and then sending them to their subsidiaries as something like a dry lease? I've not seen anywhere that AWA have shown interest in the ARJ21, I've rather heard rumours about the E190's to keep commonality with their ERJ145's The HNA...

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by c933103
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 17
Views: 2725

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

Sorry if I missed it, but has any further news come up from this conference about when route duplication is allowed ? I mean having more than one airline on any particular route. There was talk recently about the Chinese Govt allowing this. This will clearly affect CZ if they want to expand from Be...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5607

Re: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport

Would it be possible to integrate HKG and MFM into a single airport via the upcoming bridge?

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by c933103
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5809

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Why would you? A 99 seater has very similar operating costs. That depends on aircraft design? I do not like the a.net obsession with CASM. But in this case, I will say: 76 seaters offer so much better CASM because they offer so many more seats for marginal extra fuel burn. So for the vast majority ...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

It is my understanding that windows are designed to break under high wind stresses to prevent buildings being torn off its foundations and crashing into neighboring buildings - and causing larger loss of life. To that end, if the windows are designed to break, I would believe the type of glass used...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Really fortunate no one died (at least no such report so far). Even if most buildings in Hong Kong are structurally sound enough, those broken windows could have easily killed anyone nearby, and then in some report the wind with flying trashes also destroyed some steel frame and send window mounted...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Seems like MFM apron area was flooded, according to the news Yep. http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20180916/bkn-20180916152850273-0916_00822_001.html MFM remain close for today. Flooding was a lot worse in Macau compare to HK thanks to its numerous low lying area. At least Macau learned their lesson...

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by c933103
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

From Intercontinental HK, also pretty close to where SKAirbus is staying in (You are in Kowloon Shangri-la, correct?) https://www.facebook.com/badguysonly/videos/234104993931217/ That's almost like tornado rather than a normal typhoon. Yes, that's correct. Very much regretting accepting the upgrade...

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by c933103
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Seems like MFM apron area was flooded, according to the news

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by c933103
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PUS - why not more short-haul carriers?
Replies: 15
Views: 2105

Re: PUS - why not more short-haul carriers?

https://news.joins.com/article/22948220
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It seems like a more detailed plan for new runway at PUS airport have been released https://news.joins.com/article/22948220

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by c933103
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7394

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

Do we know which airlines will relocate there? MU and CZ are moving most if not all to Daxing. PEK will likely have all the Star Alliance carriers among others. True. From what I heard it's pretty much set that CA and Star Alliance will stay at PEK. MU and CZ and Skyteam will almost certainly be mo...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Interesting it seems like SQ001 still arrived & departed as normal at HKG this morning

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

It seems like UO (A Hong Kong LCC) did flown most of their aircrafts away from HKG

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1818

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

There are actually some versions of British passports where holders are not being recognized by EU as part of EU. I guess the situation for British Citizens passport holders would be the same as those other British passport holders after Brexit We have UK passports, not British. Which UK passports ...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 25
Views: 1273

Re: If the USSR were still around...

In General, the situation in the world is much more stable, as the United States is not a global hegemon, therefore, forced to act with caution. Iraq and Libya are not destroyed. The bloc of the USSR and China is gaining influence in the world, demonstrating the advantages of socialism. China would...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1818

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

There are actually some versions of British passports where holders are not being recognized by EU as part of EU. I guess the situation for British Citizens passport holders would be the same as those other British passport holders after Brexit

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency Preparedness
Replies: 63
Views: 1438

Re: Emergency Preparedness

Stocked water and food should be constantly renewed and back up batteries and appliances should also be periodically tested. I have pretty much nothing that's on your list. Where I live there is no flooding risk (some elevation, valley nearby where any excess water would go), no hurricane, no tornad...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2908

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

Oh? And so what came along and set the whole thing on fire...details pls. BN747 In other word, my understanding is that Economy failure →People and government shift focus to politics especially with things like expansionism and nationalism → war. Nazism are such are, from how I see it, one of the p...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 3826

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

Look, people can have different perspectives about whether Taiwan is or is not part of China, or indeed whether the Republic of China actually exist in name only. However your understanding of history was wrong to the extent of beggaring belief. Japan had as much sovereignty over China as Nazi Germ...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2908

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

I don't think you can attribute all WWII deaths to Nazism as WWII would still occur even without that... My understanding is that WWII was a worldwide power struggling between newly developing countries that encountered economic hardship and thus give rise to extremist opinions versus legacy empire...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2908

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

I don't think you can attribute all WWII deaths to Nazism as WWII would still occur even without that What? Where did you study history? You do realize that World War II was a battle between the Allies and Naziism/Fascism. don't you?[/quote] My understanding is that WWII was a worldwide power strug...

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by c933103
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22146

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

AirAsia X operation at Osaka remained impacted two days ago (10th Sept local time). One of my friends was still stuck there, AirAsia X is re-routing everyone through Tokyo or Sapporo. To get to either location is own cost basis. Unfortunately Tokyo is fully booked until today 12th Sept 2018. She fl...

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by c933103
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22146

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

International Flights to ITM/UKB is still, well, "under discussion". Japanese, when they actually act on something, are very efficient. Japanese bureaucracy is anything but efficient, though. I would say opening up UKB to some international flight is more likely as there are plenty of cap...

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by c933103
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

I don't know about Macau's preparedness for Hato (or lack thereof), but Hato hit just south of the delta region. HKG is well protected in these cases, being just north of the high hills on Lantau. MFM, on the other hand, was right on the line of fire with nothing to protect it from the destructive ...

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by c933103
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 5996

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

https://www.saipantribune.com/index.php ... -airlines/
Northern Mariana want to attract airlines to operate services to the territory as it lost link to Japan and inter-island flights
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https://www.saipantribune.com/index.php ... -airlines/
Northern Mariana want to attract airlines to operate services to the territory as it lost link to Japan and inter-island flights

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by c933103
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8213

Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to hit area near Hong Kong at around Sunday or Monday with Super Typhoon intensity according to local intensity scale. Although there are still many days before the storm will actually come and thus forecast are still less than certain with only about 50% or so chance th...

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by c933103
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

Re: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%

However, it must be mentioned that CAAC has made it abundantly clear via a policy in 2016 from the very outset that Beijing’s two hub airports will operate by splitting airlines along alliance division: PEK for Star Alliance carriers, Daxing for SkyTeam airlines Thus allowing CA to operate BJN at D...

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