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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 323
Views: 58818

Re: French routes news thread

www.finistair.fr for details
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Brest - Ouessant (74 €), Brest - Belle-Ile en Mer (150 €), Brest - île d’Yeu (184 €), Brest - Jersey (154 €) et Brest - Guernesey (164 €)
All prices are one way
www.finistair.fr for details

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 323
Views: 58818

Re: French routes news thread

Finist'air will run a few scheduled flights between Brest and both Belle-Île-en-Mer and Île d'Yeu on Saturdays over the summer. They are also running day trips to Jersey and Guernsey, but these are slightly less exotic airports. Normally they just run PSO flights (11 rotations per week) between Bres...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84239

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

The Georgian Govt should probably move to a model closer to that of Jordan or Israel. On routes which Georgian Airways flies or intends to fly (eg Tbilisi-Amsterdam/Eindhoven/Rotterdam), provide ongoing subsidies to Wizz only from Kutaisi. For cities that no airline flies from Tbilisi, provide funds...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14603

Re: PIA banned from Europe

If EASA believes that the granting of ATPLs is corrupt and that the aviation regulator isn't doing enough about it, surely EASA can ban all Pakistan based carriers due to lack of oversight ? EASA has recently imposed a country ban for all airlines based in Armenia by way of example If EASA believes ...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14603

Re: PIA banned from Europe

I really hope there are no mistakes in that list... this is the kind of thing that can wreck a pilot's career

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84239

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

If Wizz return to Georgia, will it be to Kutaisi or instead to Tbilisi ?

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 36
Views: 6166

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

Airlines having monopolies in large airports is usually not a win win for customers
Wizz were granted enough slots to base 4 aircraft at Gatwick, so plenty of room to expand in London

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3735

Re: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

The news article mentioned the factory was near Criuleni which is on the Dniester river. If Transdniester was the intended customer, you wouldn't even need to fly the helicopter to the customer - just transporting it across a quiet section of the river would suffice

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle
Replies: 36
Views: 6166

Re: easyJet to close crew bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle

I very much doubt Easyjet will shut Luton. London's airports have a huge catchment area; close Luton and a lot of people in north London and areas further north simply won't go to Gatwick Southend has the disadvantage of having the sea next door which cuts its catchment area in half. That's never a ...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14603

Re: PIA banned from Europe

I have to wonder now for how much longer PK will hold onto the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC (which they bought in 1999). Going by news reports today, it seems the idea of selling the hotel is being actively considered https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/680375-cabinet-committee-takes-up-privatisation-of-roo...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 48
Views: 4537

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

TUI will not pay a penny for Heathrow slots. The people who fly with TUI don't really care enoughabout the LHR v LGW thing to pay any extra. If slots are available from LHR from the general pool without money changing hands and TUI can get enough of them to move their entire Gatwick operation, then ...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 48
Views: 4537

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

If the 80/20 rule keeps on being suspended, it is possible an airline that wants slots goes to court

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 48
Views: 4537

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

There isn't a comparable of a major pandemic in rich countries affecting aviation demand in recent years. We can however look back at recessions in 2009, 2002, 1991 and 1982 and see what happened to the number of people who flew via major airports. We can compare the number of years between peak-pas...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14603

Re: PIA banned from Europe

My understanding is the ban has been suspended for 3 days - ie becomes effective on 04 July, not 01 July

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14603

Re: PIA banned from Europe

It was the case (not sure if still the case) that the USA wouldn't let PIA fly direct from Pakistan to the USA as they considered it to be too much of a security risk - instead the USA insisted that the plane land somewhere beforehand (Manchester), everyone be rescreened at an airport which the USA ...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline for the Canary Islands
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

http://www.oneairways.com/
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I think the airline involved is One Airways - http://www.oneairways.com/

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84239

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz are starting routes from Kiev and Lviv to Pardubice in the Czech Republic. I'm guessing that PED is considerably cheaper than PRG in terms of fees, which might explain Wizz's choice, but it still seems a bit of a surprise for route choice. The only thing I can guess is to make life difficult fo...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 672
Views: 97300

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Would the Finnish Govt really start exerting overt political interference in telling Finnair where to fly ?

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline for the Canary Islands
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

Re: New airline for the Canary Islands

This seems like an extraordinarily bad idea. The Canary Islands are extremely well connected to the rest of Europe by air and have been for years - TUI do not have a monopoly on flying people to Tenerife. If there is demand for flights (i.e. strong demand for seats at profitable fares) then airlines...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9415

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

https://onemileatatime.com/air-belgium- ... h_airports
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Air Belgium to fly from BRU (not CRL) to Mauritius from 15 Dec 2020
https://onemileatatime.com/air-belgium- ... h_airports

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Are slots at Brussels Airport available for airlines wanting to start services at peak times ? Wondering if BRU slots have much worth and what that could mean for the value of Brussels Airlines

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 672
Views: 97300

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/domestic/17681-finnair-to-ramp-up-domestic-flights-in-july-decision-on-four-destinations-due-later.html Finnair used to fly domestic routes from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kemi and Kokkola. The new article mentioned that due to low demand, there...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements
Replies: 12
Views: 3324

Re: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements

I would really like to understand the structure of the EA Partners repeated borrowings of money - it's puzzled me as to how this all really works and seems more than a little obscure and overly complex to avoid transparency in what is really happening. I would guess that somebody somewhere is hiding...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

The Swiss Govt are very strict on not allowing the Switzerland brand to be used on anything which is not from Switzerland. Any attempt by Lufthansa to have a "Swiss business class" brand on flights from Frankfurt to NYC (for example) would meet some fairly rapid resustance Brussels Airline...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 672
Views: 97300

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Could I gently encourage people towards talking about Nordic aviation ? The discussion about trains in Denmark is very interesting but perhaps best debated in a separate thread

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 17675

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

My understanding is that if a person with a European passport and who is not a US citizen / resident has been in Europe in the last 14 days, then entry to the USA is not permitted

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky
Replies: 17
Views: 3031

Re: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky

I notice that HiSky has just signed up for a 2nd aircraft but as a company based in Moldova would be caught by the EU no-fly list. I'm aware there has been significant uncertainties about the airline in general

Anyone know what is happening with HiSky ?

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 672
Views: 97300

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Anholt and Læsø need air routes as islands. Ærø as an island has (very) limited service with Starling Air Aalborg to Copenhagen by train is 4h45 Viborg to Copenhagen is 4h45, while Herning to Copenhagen is 3h45, hence Karup-CPH flights Aarhus to Copenhagen is borderline at just 3h by train - perhaps...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9851

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

Easyjet recently signed up a lease for new office space at Luton, just before Covid arrived. Why would they move corporate HQ again ?
Public transport at Luton will improve once the Dart is complete

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 84239

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Not sure all the routes mentioned are ending - the Wizz website seems to show that some of them are suspended for summer 2020 but resume either in October 2020 or March 2021

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Of the Africa routes, what proportion of pax have Belgium (or maybe Lille or southern Netherlands) as an origin/destination rather than connecting to somewhere else ? Whenever I've walked around southern Germany, I see very few people from Francophone Africa. I'm not sure how many of these routes Lu...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61049

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

So turkeys tend not to vote for Xmas...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Does SN have the cost structure to change its business model from a network airline to a point-to-point airline ? I suspect that there would need to be major surgery on SN to change its structure...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 672
Views: 97300

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

New PSO routes to Thisted then ? ;-)

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Brussels is the headquarters of NATO and the European Union. I would have thought both these organisations would generate significant levels of traffic to Washington

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9851

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

chunhimlai wrote:
Gatwick is the only airport in London which have enough space to build 6 runways

Why does Gatwick need to even dream of building 6 runways ? It's currently got a main runway and a reserve. In the next 30 years, Govt policy is very unlikely to let it go to more than 2 runways plus a reserve

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Brussels Airlines as a company produces a reasonable quality product, the staff seem competent, and charges prices that are broadly similiar to its competitors. It provides a product which is in demand and which is likely to remain in demand for years to come. Yes, somebody out there might have had ...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61049

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

If somebody is a billionaire, I assume the BND has plenty of info on him. Perhaps time for a Govt minister to have a chat and persuade Thiele that LH forms part of critical national infrastructure ?

Yes, I know Germany has all sorts of laws after what happened 75 years ago...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 39854

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

If the ban applies to routes which can be travelled by train in 2h30 then I very much doubt any LCCs will be affected to a serious degree. These are routes which are viable only because a person is connecting to another flight - i.e. a trip that involves Air France The LCC ban just means that Air Fr...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Over 1m people live in Brussels. 2.5m people live near Brussels. 11.5m people live in Belgium, a wealthy country. The EU and NATO are both based in Brussels. BRU had 26m passengers in 2019 Regardless of what happens to SN, Brussels airport will continue to see millions of pax fly through it every ye...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

What would IAG really gain from having Brussels Air ? Royal Air Maroc has a West Africa network and BA already fly to Nigeria + Ghana. Short haul out of BRU doesn't mix particularly well with BA's business model

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29670

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

airhansa - I'm really not clear as to why you're posting this. If WOWair is to restart (either called WOW or Play) and then be merged into Icelandair, there would be no point in WOW or Play restarting at all - you would end up in the same position as having Icelandair now. Norwegian as an airline is...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29670

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

I really can't see EI or FR playing nice with an A321XLR rival that's based in Dublin...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29670

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Iceland has a population of about 360,000. The region around the Reykjavik has a population of about 235,000. Yes, small. In 2019, Keflavik airport had over 7 million pax - ie a lot of people who are not Icelandic residents. Icelandair, along with other airlines already provides service to a large n...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29670

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

I used to think that peak season for travel to Iceland was summer. Maybe launching in spring 2021 might be better than launching in autumn 2020

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 39854

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Will Chalair and Twinjet be allowed to pick up their choice of the thinner routes which can't support a Transavia 737 and which don't touch CDG ?

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 39854

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Cutting 27 out of 57 aircraft suggests some fairly drastic cutting of routes. I know the Govt wanted to stop people flying where the TGV was a good substitute, along with some regional routes, but when is AF/Hop expected to announce the list of routes being cut ? It must be a seriously large list, a...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor
Replies: 27
Views: 4611

Re: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor

Many of the costs of running an airline are committed in advance. Employee salaries have to be paid, as do aircraft leasing and borrowing costs, regardless of whether a flight happens or not. Strip out all these costs and the direct operating cost usually reflects a rather lower load factor

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