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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Is there an article on the web about the new Pori service ? 6 months ago, the EU notified formally abput a PSO imposition on Pori-Helsinki

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes

I should make clear - my train timings are from a regional Austrian city centre to Vienna airport, not Vienna centre. Apart from Innsbruck, the only domestic routes Austrian flies are primarily about passengers who *connect to another flight* in Vienna. This is not about people using Austrian to fly...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes

Article on ch-aviation in which Austrian discuss partnerships with local Govt and the possibility of PSOs as domestic routes to Vienna are loss making and they say they want to focus on environmental responsibility with the possibility of passengers moving to rail instead of air. Q400s will be repla...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???

I haven't heard of Molde being one of the top places for inbound tourism in Norway. Oslo, Bergen, fjords or Trondheim yes, but maybe not Molde.

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19349

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

AFAIK, this is a letter of intent or some other non-binding statement to buy aircraft. If Boeing get the Max into an airworthy state within a certain timeframe (eg end of 2019), then it will convert into a binding contract to buy the aircraft. If Boeing cannot get the Max airworthy within a few mont...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39909

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

The banks and other creditors to whom Thomas Cook owes money will want to sell the airline as quickly as possible, albeit as long as they get a reasonably fair price Forget about any kind of new nvestment in TC airline product - it'll be run on a strictly 'keep the planes in the air and do not let a...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4100

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Relations between the UK and Russia are not good at the moment - and this will likely affect demand. Why is Wizz going to succeed when Easyjet failed on UK-Moscow a few years ago ?

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACMI airlines setting up in Malta - why ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: ACMI airlines setting up in Malta - why ?

Anything more specific than 'tax optimisation' ?

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACMI airlines setting up in Malta - why ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

ACMI airlines setting up in Malta - why ?

I've noticed that an increasing number of ACMI charter airlines are being established in Malta. While Malta is in the EU (thus giving traffic rights across a very large region), it is unusual that so many airlines are choosing to incorporate in Malta rather than any other EU state. I understand that...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 5984

CEO of Norwegian resigns

Bjorn Kjos has resigned effective immediately

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5680

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

Two former directors who possibly can't get another job that they like, or perhaps don't have the ability/willingness to do a different job

To the 2 people involved - you tried but failed. Just let go and do something else with your lives

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCG starts subsidising Iberia to MAD, in addition to Vueling to BCN and LHR and Volotea to BIO
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: LCG starts subsidising Iberia to MAD, in addition to Vueling to BCN and LHR and Volotea to BIO

It's a 50 minute drive to Santiago de Compostela airport. I cannot see all 3 airports in the region (Vigo, Santiago and A Coruna) surviving - local Govt and airport managements probably believe the same thing Each is now battling for long term survival with the AVE train - once a city substantially ...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3318

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

The shareholders will get punished in the main, and will demand that IAG strengthen their investment in IT security. The extra IT costs long term will be borne by customers, but it also means in future customers are less prone to credit card or ID fraud I suspect as well that unless the CIO had been...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

Re: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency

How doea Icelandic law treat fines in bankruptcy versus secured or unsecured creditors ? Who ranks first in any payout ?
If fines rank before most other groups then the Govt may end up seeing a good chunk of the money

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6683

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

Do you know if these pax are based in N.America or Europe ? Do Bologna and the USA have similiar dates for when kids have to go to school ?

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5625

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

For AM, having aircraft stay overnight at smaller airports increases their costs. Of course they could fly W patterns, but this increases the operational challenges What AM can offer, is flights from MEX to every city in the USA with significant traffic to Mexico (apart from Cancun) Thus, if you wan...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone have a list of some of the more unusual public flights to/from Visby for Almedalsvecken ? I realise that routes to Arlanda, Bromma, Goteborg or Malmo, along with summer-only Helsingborg, Norrkoping, Ostersund, Sundsvall and Umea will see increased frequency and aircraft size - it's the f...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20847

Re: Flybe update

I very much doubt Flybe will go bankrupt in the next 12 months - you should be fine to book now for next month. The risk I would see is possibly some leisure routes might not resume for summer 2020 and some of the minor bases (Cardiff and Doncaster, I'm looking at you) might see further cuts. City r...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 20
Views: 3077

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

The thing that surprises me is that outside Kiev, Lviv ,Odessa, Kharkiv and maybe Zaporizhia, there is very little air traffic. Distances are large and trains are slow. Yes there are small numbers of flights appearing but the amount of Ukraine-originating traffic is considerably smaller than I would...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

www.fly-car.de
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Details of flights between Germany and Arvdisjaur at www.fly-car.de

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SASViking has a point in that if one draws a straight line between major population centres in Denmark and (to a lesser degree) northern Germany / southern Sweden, there is often a big area of water en route. Yes you can go round the water but that takes more time which gives flying an advantage ove...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5425

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

Far better to have a small misunderstanding with a few journalists than to lose (potentially) a huge pile of cash...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIP SDV (Sde Dov, Israel)
Replies: 13
Views: 4885

Re: RIP SDV

It's not real estate that wins.... it's money that wins

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Has flygskam spread in the Nordic area beyond just Sweden to a significant degree ? I'm not talking about just a few idealistic students... but to mean that people aged over 30 with good incomes in Norway, Denmark and Finland are actively choosing the train and domestic flight demand is showing a cl...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

There is little point to Nordica now. There was rather more reason for their existence 3 years ago shortly after Estonian went bust - it ensured largely uninterrupted connectivity at Tallinn and likely prevented market abuse or dubious practice by certain airlines taking undue advantage of a void as...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

Does it become just an ACMI airline ? AFAIK, the route from Stockholm Arlanda to Arvidsjaur/Gallivare remains with Nordica or their subsidiary Regional Jet - I'm guessing this remains profitable and ensures the continued operational existence of Nordica so they can open routes out of Tallinn in futu...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic looking as well to the new XLR
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: BT looking as well to the new XLR

The Baltics are not an area of huge population so they will have to rely on connecting traffic if this is to work. Are relations with Russia good enough to a) attract large numbers of people travelling between Russia and N.America and b) will there be any problems gaining traffic rights across Siber...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

There are quite a few flights to the Balkans and the immediate vicinity from wealthy areas of north west Europe which land at some awful hour. As long as pax on the route are likely to be low paid migrant workers, there will be plenty of takers who want the lower fare without potentially losing a da...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20847

Re: Flybe update

The baggage sizers and Flybe formal policies have the advantage that they are simple to evaluate, consistent and you can't claim there is any bias towards one customer over another Brits complain deeply when one customer is perceived to get unequal treatment, so airlines respond by creating arbitrar...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Just walked past the new E pier at CPH - looked very nice on my way to the rather more scruffy F pier

I understand that flights at the E pier began on 04 June (ie last week) but has the whole pier become operational or just a section of it ?

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20847

Re: Flybe update

VS is a long haul airline. Flybe does (sometimes very) short haul I'm not sure it makes a lot of sense to apply policies that are centred around a long haul product to a short haul product. BA seem to clearly differentiate between the 2 products and while it might make Virgin Connect look nice and f...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 9608

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

Why is there no demand from the Dutch islands to the continental mainland (eg to Groningen or Den Helder) when there is demand for equivalent air routes in Germany ? The islands off the north coast of Germany are also small, with minimal resident populations whose livelihood depends on the summer to...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 9608

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

North of the coast of the Netherlands and Germany, there is a series of islands which are popular with people from both countries for holidays. There are of course people living on these islands as well year round While ferries exist, the German islands also have air service between the German mainl...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Airlineroute.net reports that Atlantic Airways based in the Faeroe Islands will extend their recently launched route from Vagar to Paris, to be twice weekly throughout the winter 2019/2020 season with an A319 Not sure what to make of this apart but it seems like a lot of seats to fill when the weath...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 28
Views: 4321

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

I find the schedule for the UDJ-IEV-UDJ to be a bit strange - perhaps a bit too friendly to pax when Motor Sich have a monopoly, and not sufficiently operationally friendly to the airline The aircraft departs Uzhhorod at 7 am to fly to Kiev a few days per week - good timing for those flying on busin...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5583

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

If a passenger buys items at the airport, the money goes to the duty free shop operator and the airport - the airline will see no money from that transaction If a passenger buys on a plane, the airline sees some money. The airline has no interest in helping passengers who didn't have time to buy at ...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Arkia resume service to JRS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: When will Arkia resume service to JRS?

Why does Atarot need to be opened ? The train from Jerusalem goes direct to Tel Aviv airport. Haifa can barely sustain non-domestic routes to anywhere besides Eilat I don't see how the location of the US Embassy is likely to have a major effect on demand for flights or the ability of an airport to r...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6431

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

We typically find from the past that those whose protests eventually succeed were initially ridiculed as idiots and law breakers... but eventually protests changed the mind of both the public and eventually those elected to make laws. We sometimes find that existing laws are written in a way to main...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6431

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

People on a.net tend to have a common opinion towards civil aviation - namely the more the better and that anyone who disagrees must be clearly stupid However public opinion in the UK doesn't agree with the a.net view and there are a significant number of people who have significant concerns about u...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri May 31, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Can you suggest some potential new airlines and destinations for Umea, bearing in mind that Ryanair couldn't make Skelleftea-London work ?

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by davidjohnson6
Sun May 26, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382828

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If the US FAA allows the 737 Max to fly but the European or Chinese try to require a permanent grounding of the 737 Max, then one can expect Boeing to call in some favours and for the US Govt to become much more active in helping Boeing through diplomatic means. The US Govt is not shy about protecti...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun May 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

My point is that you can send the military to different runways in remote areas in their home country, but the military has a function beyond that of just reserving airspace for burning fuel. If the Dutch air force is moved according to the desires of LCCs, can they still provide the security presen...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun May 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

Is moving military flights from EIN to GRQ consistent with the capabilities one would expect of the Dutch military ? I can think of at least one country that is not friendly to the Netherlands and has the capacity to send military aircraft armed with weapons to or even into Dutch airspace -

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by davidjohnson6
Fri May 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6643

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

Boeing derive far too much revenue from passenger aircraft to just give up on the market right now. It will neex to get seriously bad before it gets to that stage If it takes a year then it takes a year. Even if the Max product line needs to be abandoned and revert back to 737 NG, they can focus ene...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri May 24, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 35
Views: 3556

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Air France to pretty much everywhere with an airport in West Africa Brussels to Congo KLM / Garuda between AMS and both Surinam and Indonesia Ethiopian to Rome British Airways high frequency to India, South Africa, Hong Kong and much of SE Africa British Airways having a franchise in South Africa Li...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu May 23, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5525

Re: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet

Business need for KLM ? Small aircraft with staff on low pay and avoids giving the KLM unionised crews who work on larger jets an excuse to go on strike over substantially differing pay within the company

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by davidjohnson6
Thu May 23, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382828

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The comments from the FAA are just politics and I doubt anything shpuld be read into them. The FAA have looked bad for months in public and want the 737 Max back in the air fast. The FAA has a meeting with other regulators today. If the FAA want them to look kindly on this, then being modest and not...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue May 21, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 790
Views: 122966

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

QuawerAir wrote:
HO will be flying to HEL 3x weekly during the winter season, instead of 7x weekly. However, the schedule may change if the airline begins the rumored 4x weekly PVG-HEL-MAN service.


Do you happen to have a source for the HEL-MAN rumour ? And is there any hope it'll be a fifth freedom route ? :-)

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by davidjohnson6
Mon May 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 28
Views: 4321

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

What's wrong with an An-24 out of Uzhorod ? Earlier in the spring this year, Motor Sich were using them on some days between Uzhorod and Lviv - and load factors were not exactly high

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