Vasu wrote:Do they even have that many flights? Two runways and two terminals, when only Turkey (and apparently now Russia) actually recognise it enough to allow flights?
I've been reading about the formal opening of Ercan's new terminal building/extension on 15 November 2022, which happens to be Republic Day in North Cyprus. It sounds like Erdogan will fly in, make a speech, and cut a ribbon. A Russian aircraft might fly direct from Russia non-stop to Ercan - depend...Jump to post
I am a regular long-haul leasure traveller now (apart from recent Covid disruptions) and generally fly from Brussels to Philippines twice a year VFF. One of my sons studies aeronautical engineering at the PATTS college in Manila, and I visit him regularly. I find at the moment that fares have almos...Jump to post
A year ago, placing 787s on lease with airlines was more difficult due to Covid restrictions. There are still some issues aroud Covid (eg long haul to/from China) and geopolitics (eg Russian airspace closure) but the demand is changing. I expect Norse will find lessors becoming less flexible in 6 mo...Jump to post
Are flights currently operating at Mestia (and Ambrolauri or Natakhtari) ? LR Aviation's Let-410 OK-LRA left Georgia 10 days ago, and Vanilla Sky's 4L-ESA and 4L-LSA both seem grounded on FR24, with no other aircraft appearing on FR24 playback flying domestically in Georgia. I know Mestia can be clo...Jump to post
Try looking at Google Maps. It will show you how to get between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and s'Hertogenbosch either driving distance (ie tell you how long a taxi will take) or by public transport. A taxi driver at Schiphol when asked to take you to s'Hertogenbosch is likely to be happy Schiphol ai...Jump to post
I don't expect Aviapartner and Swissport merge globally. I do wonder if (for example) the 5th biggest ground handler at AMS might want to sell their Dutch subsidiary to the 3rd biggest player at AMS. Market consolidation is a necessary evil... particularly when there is a strong expectation of a shr...Jump to post
In most industries, if there are 6 companies all fighting for business, and all of them on minimal profit margin, one normally finds that companies either choose to leave one particular sector of the market, or the companies sell subsidiaries to each other or the companies merge so as to gain scale,...Jump to post
If Schiphol cannot handle traffic demand in November, then it has no chance for July 2023 without some significant changes.
Or is this part of a plan to reduce the number of available slots a year earlier than previously announced ? Blame Schiphol, and get everyone used to the new Govt policy ?
In business, some things work... and some don't. But a business that doesn't try new things will not thrive long term.
Putting a few CRJs into Europe seems like it's worth a trial
I'm struggling to think of any cities in the world which have strong long-haul (i.e. more than 4 or 5 hours flying distance with an Airbus/Boeing jet) coverage from all 3 alliances. New York is the only other place I can think of... maybe Los Angeles if you want to be generous How many global cities...Jump to post
BH Air have removed all their 2023 flights from Doncaster from their system. Their 2022 season at Doncaster had already finished. TUI have set all flights after 4 November 2022 from Doncaster to zero availability... and some DSA TUI routes have been zero'ed out for dates in October But, Wizz are sti...Jump to post
There is significantly more wealth in Cambridge than there is in Doncaster... with a correspondingly greater need in Cambridge for land for homes. If Doncaster airport closes, it's likely to end up as warehouses and light industrial units - I do not see a vast need for house-building in DoncasterJump to post
Airport to effectively close to commercial airlines from 31 October 2022
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-s ... e-63033676
Wizz's first flight from either Jeddah or Riyadh doesn't begin until December 2022. Yes, over 2 months away, with some announced routes not starting until several months later. Wizz needs to focus on ensuring their first few Saudi routes are a success... and being seen as a competent airline by Saud...Jump to post
Perhaps because Egypt has been so unstable over the last 20 years ? When something happens in Egypt, it seems to be very significant and you end up with leisure travellers fleeing for a year or more. Sinai still has significant security issues People carrying AK-47s and firing live bullets at touris...Jump to post
The branding of all the airlines is very weak compared to the Ryanair brand. I don't believe most passengers would really recognise Buzz or Lauda Europe as genuine separate companies - to the average person they are all Ryanair except for technicalitiesJump to post
There is no obligation on an airport to operate a Lost/Found office. The airport is entirely within rights to throw away any items that people leave behind.
If the airport chooses to operate a Lost/Found office, the airport gets to choose the costs and charges to people
Are there any well known media sources in Asia or globally which are publishing this speculation ?
We need something more reputable and reliable than Twitter to have a discussion
fiddlerkrt wrote:Wow, EDI just can't put a foot wrong these days. Congrats to them although it's a bit sad GLA has lost all of its transatlantic flights on US carriers. What will the frequency be on EDI-JFK?
I'm surprised the UK Govt isn't already stepping in over LHR's throttling of movemenents over the winterJump to post
I think the term people need to think about is "focus city" rather than "hub"
Doesn't make commercial sense, either for Korean or passengers. It makes sense only in the world of a.netJump to post
Star already has major airlines in both China and Japan. If Korean left Skyteam and joined Star, you would see Skyteam's relevance on trans Pacific routes rapidly collapse, and Star would gain monopoly-like dominance on any USA-Korea routes. The result would be much higher fares, and any FF benefits...Jump to post
Putin has announced the partial mobilisation of Russian military reserves - namely 300,000 men. I don't want to go into the politics of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, but there is significant concern that Russian men aged 18-65 will not be able to freely leave Russia, unless they have special (and dif...Jump to post
The National Business Centre, an Albanian Govt body does indeed appear to have suspended Air Albania based on the exit.al website. That said, ZA-BEL (long term in Air Albania's fleet) on FR24 appears to have been active until at least yesterday, flying to/from Tirana, making me think Air Albania has...Jump to post
A very very large number of everyday common men in the UK chose for their life today to be impacted for someone who died. Hasn't happened for over 25 years, but they decided 19 September 2022 was a good date. They knew they had the possibility of treating 19 September as a normal day but decided the...Jump to post
If flight crew choose to live in a different country, or hundreds of miles, from their reporting base, they have to accept the risk of the transport connection going down occasionally, and accept the liability. If they don't want the risk, then live within an hour's drive of a reporting base. Those ...Jump to post
Bradin wrote:I wish they said something *after* they rescued all four planes. All they've managed to do is paint a bullseye on their remaining three planes.
It was my comment. When airlines fly to area of the world which are sometimes unstable, geopolitics can have a significant effect on their operations, much as a global pandemic can. I imagine some airlines (including perhaps Wizzair and Ryanair) would have happily flown people around Europe in April...Jump to post
Wizz flying to Ukraine in late February wasn't that bad an idea. Continuing to base aircraft overnight in Ukraine was a very bad idea.Jump to post
SAS wanted to launch a Lulea-London Heathrow for the winter of 2020-21. The initial publicity came out in early March 2020 shortly before the world went into lockdown. The flights didn't happen. SAS tried again with publicity in May 2021 for the period Dec 2021 - March 2022. Again because of Covid r...Jump to post
Airlines would love to have open skies again... in the same way that in April 2020 at the peak of the Covid pandemic, they would have happily flown everywhere like they did in April 2019. Of course, Govts globally decided they didn't want this to happen Unfortunately, airlines are required to follow...Jump to post
debonair wrote:Also, wizz air Abu Dhabi will add wet-leased capacity in 4Q22, but so far I can't find any more info, nor confirmation... Can anyone help?!
Delta fly from Atlanta to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and (from March 2023) also Stuttgart. KLM fly Amsterdam-Luxembourg as a connection. With the TGV, you can go from Paris city centre to Luxembourg or Saarbrücken in about 2 hours, or from CDG to Luxembourg (not via Paris) in 3 hours. Bri...Jump to post
IndianicWorld wrote:Maybe something like JFK in co-operation with JetBlue, who are likely looking to boost their European services in the coming years.
Also struggling to see much else.
If the CEO of Schiphol phones the Govt Minister of Infrastructure, the minister will either take the call, or phone back soon (certainly waiting no more than a few days) If the Govt would not provide money for security, it's the CEO's job behind the scenes to change the minds of some ministers... or...Jump to post
Cairo maybe, if they can do a deal with EgyptAir ?
Otherwise, I'm struggling to think of many places...
If your car breaks down on a busy road, you are meant to try to move it off the road IMMEDIATELY, or at the very least try to put down some sort of warning (eg a red reflective triangle) to approaching drivers and phone police or your Govt road agency to tell them. Again, the key word is IMMEDIATELY...Jump to post
I am surprised still at the lack of destinations east of AUH, I would've thought the standard Middle East expat markets of Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, etc. would've been right up their alley. I guess linking up the dots of already existing destinations to the west means there are already ground ha...Jump to post
And now even AMS airport CEO quits of the troubles. Thats not a particular good sign, when management jumps ship https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2022/09/schiphol-boss-quits-over-airport-chaos-as-more-flight-restrictions-loom/ I think the CEO should be ashamed of what happened over the last 6 months, ...Jump to post