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by PerfectGriffin
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Music Video!
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: LAX Music Video!

Beautiful scenes of LAX!
Never been to LAX before but is there always so much traffic? I know the airport has the highest O&D traffic in the world but that many cars getting into the airport looks crazy.

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by PerfectGriffin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4409

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

Didn't FZ fly to DAC as well in the past? I think I remember reading about it somewhere. Yes, up to twice a day with a full Y config of 189. And flights were full. Those slots were given to EK as they could fill a 777. Maybe they were not making money, the flight must have been over five hours, no?...

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54099

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Avgeek21 wrote:
I’m expected the Emirates A350 numbers to double and reach 100+. Yes A339 negotiations are ongoing and we’ll wait and see what happens. Maybe let flydubai have the A339’s and EK concentrate on the BIG birds?


But they have so many B777-9s on order too...

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by PerfectGriffin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12210

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

It’s a known market for them, which has high volume and must perform well. No guarantees that there is higher yields elsewhere. The reason they pulled the a380 is because of low yield Not necessarily low yield, just not the premium volumes that could fill 9F + 80J. Canada is just not the market for...

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by PerfectGriffin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9392

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

Emirates DXB to Abu Dhabi is 5 times daily, not “hourly”. The highways are not 14 lanes, rather 4 lanes per direction. So, does this mean that traffic is heavy through out the day? If so, is there any intent to build another highway? Secondly, does the highway from DXB to AUH pass through DWC? Ther...

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm surprised EK doesn't use FZ more to launch these destinations with less demand.

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by PerfectGriffin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 29
Views: 8138

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

sabby wrote:
I'm surprised DOH serves only 36 million passengers per year. The airport always seemed bigger to me and most of the time busy with lot of people. Then again I haven't been there outside of transit bank times.


They would be at 40m+ if it weren't for the blockade.

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by PerfectGriffin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 29
Views: 8138

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

A bit disappointing but sadly, when you lose 20% of your traffic, it's hard to make up for it.

BrooklyBOMgal wrote:
Isn't Saudia Arabia planning to make Qatar an island?


I wouldn't trust most of the things that KSA says...

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by PerfectGriffin
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy
Replies: 15
Views: 13015

Re: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy

The cost cutting is clearly evident. That meal does not look any bigger or better than the same meal I had on Etihad last year. Only difference now is the removal of the starter and butter/cheese.

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by PerfectGriffin
Wed May 29, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 64250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

xwb777 wrote:
Adel Al Redha Emirates EVP & COO: The carrier will receive the first B787 in 2023.


Damn, almost everyone thought these were cancelled! Looks like they are phasing out the A380's sooner than expected.

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon May 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 23561

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

On highly competitive routes you need every edge you can get. The latest most comfortable aircraft can give you that edge. This is an interesting and sensible point. Though isn't somewhere like UK - UAE / Middle East considered competitive? Old 777-200 vs the A380s and A350s of the ME3 :? BA know w...

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by PerfectGriffin
Tue May 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada NW19 Long-Haul changes
Replies: 26
Views: 6703

Re: Air Canada NW19 Long-Haul changes

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ts-in-w19/


Not unexpected. I was surprised it was not 5x weekly last winter.
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:


Not unexpected. I was surprised it was not 5x weekly last winter.

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by PerfectGriffin
Fri May 03, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8990

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

Interesting move: Taking CAA data for Dec 18/Jan 19/Feb 19 and pax movements between LON (LHR, LGW, STN) and each of DOH, AUH and DXB gives the following year on year movements: LON-DOH: Dec 18: +15%, Jan 19: +16%; Feb 19: +9% LON-AUH: Dec 18: +2%; Jan 19: +5%; Feb 19: (11)% LON-DXB: Dec 18; (8)%; ...

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by PerfectGriffin
Fri May 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8990

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

hmmm, they can't even fill their existing 3x daily A380's. How do they expect to fill 5x daily? Especially with a shrinking network, this move doesn't make sense financially.

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by PerfectGriffin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 6235

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

Will avoid flying them on short haul flights from now on...

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by PerfectGriffin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 5180

Re: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/a ... ay-closure
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SQ789 wrote:
Half of EK's flight cancelled since April 16. To be resumed on June 1 or May 31.


Not half. They have reduced flights by 25%:

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/a ... ay-closure

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by PerfectGriffin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates seat maps
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Emirates seat maps

I get the following information box: 1. You may request a refund of this itinerary within 24 hours of booking without penalty, in accordance with US Department of Transportation guidelines. 2. Seat selection is only available after you`ve purchased your flight. Please book your seats in Manage your...

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by PerfectGriffin
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 398338

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

EK will gladly accept all those 9W pilots.

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 35500

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

This news makes me feel sad. I loved the A380 and the aircraft has been instrumental in EK's success financially and for its brand awareness in the last decade. Also the fact that EK cancelled the A350 before (which was an order they revived steep discounts on as launch customers) and then now re-or...

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Etihad restructures aircraft orders
Replies: 83
Views: 14280

Re: Etihad restructures aircraft orders

Finally some common sense at EY. Too bad the cancellation came so late after five A350's were already produced. Also strange that they are committing to a small B77X fleet.

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by PerfectGriffin
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Mexican authorities working on establishing flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4564

Re: UAE and Mexican authorities working on establishing flights

To be fair, 3x weekly is pretty big deal for an airline like EK which prefers to serve the vast majority of their routes at least daily.

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by PerfectGriffin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates after Tim Clark
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: Emirates after Tim Clark

I saw old links that STC retires by 2025, this will be a long transition. Related, I see EK has received the last 77W. Wow... End of a different era. https://gulfbusiness.com/video-dubais-emirates-receives-final-boeing-777-300er/ I'm not sure who is next. What I know is that the main competition is...

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by PerfectGriffin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates after Tim Clark
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: Emirates after Tim Clark

He's taken a back seat recently and isn't giving so many comments to the media as he used to. More recently, other senior executives including Sheikh Ahmed have been talking to the media. If I had to guess, I think Mueller will be his replacement.

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 84
Views: 20489

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

CRJ900 wrote:
Does EK have many more 615-seat A388s on order? They must have 10-12 of them now... were 615-seaters a "test project" or does EK really need these high-capacity birds on many routes?


They planned to have 15 of them...

Also they fly them on routes with lower premium demand.

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 84
Views: 20489

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

As someone who actually flys the thing, I can tell you that it is most definitely not “always full” in fact the lead up to Christmas this year has been a disaster in terms of loads and yields. There are far more knowledgeable posters on here who can explain the difference between load and yield, al...

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canada proposes new passenger bill of rights
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: Canada proposes new passenger bill of rights

Finally more countries are introducing rules similar to the EU system. Good news!

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by PerfectGriffin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2668

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

Very tight race for #2. Didn't know ORD was ahead so far this year but LAX should overtake it as ORD traffic decreases in the winter.

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by PerfectGriffin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 13292

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Wow, that's amazing! And the majority of passengers are connecting as well...
AA might run a similar number of flights to LHR, but the number of passengers transferring to their partner BA is far less than DL and KLM.

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK on sure track to become 100M airport for 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2316

Re: PEK on sure track to become 100M airport for 2018

Amazing. However with a runway closure/slowed growth at DXB, Daxing opening next year, and neither LAX, ORD, LHR or HND likely to see significant increases in traffic, ATL should remain #1 for the next few years at least.

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 6266

Re: Emirates fleet

They could have done it with only the B77W. The A380 works for them to airports where they are restricted by traffic rights or landing slots like LHR, CDG, ICN etc.Even their own hub DXB is slot restricted, and the A380's work really well since one wave of flights feeds another. But if they ever mov...

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by PerfectGriffin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed
Replies: 9
Views: 2167

Re: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed

Looks great!
Choose well is an interesting slogan. But doesn't help with increasing EY's brand awareness though.

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air to take some Etihad A350s?
Replies: 17
Views: 6477

Re: Oman Air to take some Etihad A350s?

A strong rumour that Oman will order A350 over B787-10. And a gentle hint that some may come from Etihad's order. https://airlinerwatch.com/oman-air-plans-to-order-airbus-a350xwb-instead-of-boeing-787-10-sources/ What's the relationship with the Abu Dhabi family and Oman? It's probably a commercial...

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11765

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

Looks nice. Not sure if its worth half a billion dollars though...

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11997

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Does QR really benefit from Oneworld? Never seemed like they really did, other than BA ofcourse (which they are a shareholder of so that's a different story).

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air to take some Etihad A350s?
Replies: 17
Views: 6477

Re: Oman Air to take some Etihad A350s?

The A350 might be too large for WY. They would probably only be able to fly on their biggest routes like LHR or BKK.

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by PerfectGriffin
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest hubs/for/single airline in the World
Replies: 14
Views: 3787

Re: Biggest hubs/for/single airline in the World

LupineChemist wrote:
Not exactly overnight but the main bank at DXB is around 2 AM.

It's quite impressive to see all the 380s getting turned around and all the activity in the airport at that hour.


There are usually around 70-80 EK aircraft parked at the terminals during their main arrival and departure banks.

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy
Replies: 17
Views: 6846

Re: Around the world; Etihad, Cathay Business; Oman Air, Bangkok, Thai economy

Wow, awesome report! Really enjoyed it! I lived in the UAE before so its always lovely to see it again. In fact I was just staying at the Walforf Astoria in RAK last August! Still have yet to travel to Oman though. The flights and the hotels look incredible! I wish I could afford to stay in such bea...

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4554

Re: TK To Hire 1000 Pilots and 1600 Cabin Crew in 2019

From where will they get all these pilots? EK and EY?

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 6439

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

EY of Hogan's time (not the group, just the airline) was an airline with an excellent product and a growing network (although small compared to EK and QR). EY of today is a shrinking airline with a worsening product. So what benefit would EY offer to Skyteam?

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19
Replies: 42
Views: 8907

Re: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

Runway capacity is going to be an issue,both for maintenance and in general.But can't see the new airport happening any time soon. The 7810's will be an interesting development.One can imagine a host of secondary European cities that could be serviced economically. However some countries may deny t...

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR expands Montreal Services
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: QR expands Montreal Services

Such strange increases. One flight, two flights...at least give these airlines (and every other airline that flies to Canada) a minimum of 7 weekly flights...

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by PerfectGriffin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Access of terminal area for non-passenger coming back?
Replies: 30
Views: 4307

Re: Access of terminal area for non-passenger coming back?

This type of thing only works if long line ups and understaffed security checkpoints are not a problem.

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by PerfectGriffin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Brand Refresh Coming Soon?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: TK Brand Refresh Coming Soon?

A minor design change in the logo but I doubt its a brand refresh though.

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by PerfectGriffin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 11773

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

Don't really like it. Their usual livery is one of the most beautiful in the world though!

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by PerfectGriffin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179824

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Must be complicated for an airline with a sizable amount of connecting traffic to move flights slowly to the new airport.

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by PerfectGriffin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179824

Re: New Istanbul Airport: "Disturbing secrets" revealed

The New Istanbul airport is huge and was built so fast which I personally think is an incredible accomplishment. Megaprojects of this scale always have their critics and almost always result in fatalities.

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by PerfectGriffin
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK 1'st Class Flights - which flight numbers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

Re: EK 1'st Class Flights - which flight numbers?

Flights to Pakistan and Bangladesh do not have first class.

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by PerfectGriffin
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 188
Views: 51323

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

With all these cancellations, the new AUH midfield terminal will feel quite empty whenever it opens.

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by PerfectGriffin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 225
Views: 36912

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

I've been around a long time......I haven't seen sustained growth in Canada (and elsewhere) like this for decades. It's surprising to see the second highest per capita earnings city in Canada (YOW) with only 13.5% international (more expensive) flying compared to the 42.1% international traffic at ...

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by PerfectGriffin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8705

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Bubble should burst soon. Way too much capacity for a relatively small market.

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