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by konkret
Thu May 21, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7758

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

I cant see this happening. MH, QR, CX and QF have heavily invested in their own lounges. I cant see these four particularly subjecting their passengers to a sub par experience with the BA/T5 set up. Prior to covid at least, T5 was always packed with poor lounges and terrible shuttle service to the ...

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by konkret
Tue May 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 12141

Re: First A380 passenger to cargo conversion

Interesting...the whale may live on :smile: I wonder if it would be configured as a triple-decker package hauler for the likes of FX or if they might just remove the ceiling of the lower passenger deck, make a large side door and use it as an oversized cargo hauler like the AN-124. Since the AN-225...

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by konkret
Fri May 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4158

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

Stockholm Bromma

One could also count such airports as MHG, ANR, RTM, FLR

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by konkret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 13452

Re: AirBaltic going all Airbus A220 - smaller carrier

They had a plan to streamline their fleet to just A220’s long before COVID-19. I guess they did their math whether to keep the Q400’s or not

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by konkret
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)
Replies: 42
Views: 6142

Re: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)

Is Sukhoi going ahead with the launch of the “Russified” version of the SSJ?

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by konkret
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 19015

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

I forgot. Does the TATL JV with BA include US originating flights to Africa/ME or just TATL flights to Europe? …GDS schedules show AA code-sharing on BA flights to NBO, MCT and DEL, so I presume that means it's part of the JV and not just a code-share. The AA/BA/AY/IB joint business is US/Canada <-...

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by konkret
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140339

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

A lot of excitement here over what is essentially one niche flight to BLR. Let's not forget DL has already ended SEA-HKG, SEA-SIN, and SEA-KIX is wobbly. It could be many many years before AA has even a handful of SEA-Asia flights. The difference though is that HKG and KIX are OW hubs. Add NRT/HND ...

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by konkret
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 299
Views: 42380

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

According to German press Lufthansa is already considering terminating their relationship with Condor - not only Lufthansa doesn’t want to feed Condor flights anymore but it also wants to end Condor’s cooperation with Miles and More. https://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/lufthansa-trennungsgedanken...

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by konkret
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plus Ultra announces Madrid-Cali-Cartagena
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Plus Ultra announces Madrid-Cali-Cartagena

F27500 wrote:
... Who ? And what kind of a generic sounding name is Plus Ultra ?


Plus ultra (English: "Further beyond") is a Latin phrase and the national motto of Spain.

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by konkret
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 136
Views: 20494

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

As for "Soviet era decision making", a democratically elected (in a total landslide victory, mind you) government making very business savvy economic and strategic investments in profitable industries (and important to national security) a la Singapore's Temasek, UAE, Qatar, and other sov...

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by konkret
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 299
Views: 42380

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

I don’t think LOT will ever again let their traffic bleed to Frankfurt/Munich like in the past, they have enough flights as of now and have been increasing flights to other German cities. “Bleeding traffic” to feed Lufthansa is different than feeding a carrier which is owned by the same entity as L...

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by konkret
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PGL (LOT) cancels Condor Takeover
Replies: 136
Views: 20494

Re: Updated: PGL (LOT) Selected as Strategic Investor for Condor

How hard will it affect the relationship between Condor and Lufthansa?
Currently LH provides the feed for Condor’s longhaul flights.

Probably LH group will boost Eurowings longhaul flights from FRA/MUC.

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by konkret
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing (PKX) News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 3589

Re: Beijing Daxing (PKX) News & Vision - 2020

Swiss claims that thanks to the switch to PKX they are able to offer better timing of the flights. With many airlines leaving PEK for PKX and Swiss having Air China as a partner, it is hard to believe LX weren’t able to negotiate better slots at PEK. If the decision was motivated by the fact that LH...

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by konkret
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing (PKX) News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 3589

Re: Beijing Daxing (PKX) News & Vision - 2020

mercure1 wrote:
Why on earth would LX move airports when it breaks connection links with Star partner Air China?


Not only alliance partner, Swiss is part of the Air China - Lufthansa joint venture, so that’s a very surprising decision.

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by konkret
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12232

Re: US DoT bans all Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

Case in point....on a recent flight of mine was an NFL player in my home market who is on injured reserve and walking with a walking boot. Otherwise he's ok. Accompanying him was his ESA, a bulldog. The dog was cute and well-behaved. But does this guy who regularly puts his body on the line to go a...

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by konkret
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 299
Views: 42380

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

LO was beaten to the Warsaw-Athens punch by Aegean covering the full service, business and connecting traffic segment and FR for the low cost point to point market from Modlin. Plus there is seasonal flying from Smartavia Poland. BUD to ATH market is the same story plus Wizz thrown into the mix. Th...

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by konkret
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9931

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

Polot wrote:
I get the impression that if they easily could Finnair would gladly farm out their entire short haul operations.



They already tried it once -> Flybe Nordic.

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by konkret
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS leases 4 acft to FZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2592

Re: QS leases 4 acft to FZ

Smartwings probably needs the most capacity in the summer, so they could have leased those frames to flydubai for the winter months, which are crucial for FZ.

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by konkret
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14706

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Deutsche-Bahn offers a limited alternative to domestic air transport. Prices are very high and travel times not what one would expect from "high speed" railways. Things are changing, with new faster, more direct connections but for the most part the German railway company prefers to serve...

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by konkret
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 43084

Re: ZIPAIR's 787-8 Features Lie-Flat Seats But No PTVs

eamondzhang wrote:

Seriously they're a LCC to begin with. How many LCCs have PTV especially those flying long hauls?



Norwegian, Scoot, Jetstar, flydubai, Eurowings, Level, flynas...

To turn your question around - how many LCCs flying long haul with a premium cabin don’t have it?

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by konkret
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17853

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

What is the customs procedure regarding delayed bags?
If the bag is offloaded from your flight and it is delivered to your hotel/place of residence later on, who takes care of declaring the contents to customs?

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by konkret
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17853

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Pardon my ignorance - is the cost of courier/shipping services to Nigeria extremely high? I would assume there is usually a cheaper and more convenient way to ship such items as TV’s than to schlepp them to the airport and than pay excess baggage fees, especially when you have no guarantee they will...

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by konkret
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aigle Azur Slots in Paris Orly Allocated
Replies: 21
Views: 4230

Re: Aigle Azur Slots in Paris Orly Allocated

stylo777 wrote:
Interesting to see LH to ORY besides their dozen of flights to CDG from all their hubs.


HOP to FRA seems more interesting/surprising to me.

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by konkret
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18909

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Ek should try to fly to Buffalo and bus up the passengers to Toronto. Its being done right now in Seattle to Vancouver. Which Seattle to Vancouver drive time is about double what it would take for a bus to from Buffalo to Toronto. So if Emirates was really that desperate to get more flights that ar...

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by konkret
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

EIEIDW wrote:
Any Ideas when LOT May announce WAW-DUB?
They hold slots for a daily flight next summer


They could be waiting untill 737 MAX are flying again.

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by konkret
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18909

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

EK is heavily restricted by Canada as only YYZ is permitted (five times a week). EK might have gotten more if they had pushed to operate to other cities. But if they got another 9 slots today, they'd simply go double daily to YYZ. Ek should try to fly to Buffalo and bus up the passengers to Toronto...

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by konkret
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I actually wonder how successful LO would be in Tirana. The market is quite competitive with Aegean, Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines all offering more than daily departures in a market that barely serves three million. Also, WAW would be the longest flight to...

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by konkret
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I actually wonder how successful LO would be in Tirana. The market is quite competitive with Aegean, Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines all offering more than daily departures in a market that barely serves three million. Also, WAW would be the longest flight to...

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by konkret
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

As far as I remember not long ago LOT had an opportunity to leave Star without any financial penalty but LOT didn’t take it up. IMHO leaving Star or not LOT should first disentangle from Miles and More but probably this would involve pretty significant costs too. This was 5+ years ago I believe. Mo...

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by konkret
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

As far as I remember not long ago LOT had an opportunity to leave Star without any financial penalty but LOT didn’t take it up. IMHO leaving Star or not LOT should first disentangle from Miles and More but probably this would involve pretty significant costs too.

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by konkret
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

There’s speculation on the Irish 11/19 thread about LOT starting WAW-DUB, any chance of this actually happening? I thing Dublin is about the only capital in Western Europe without nonstop service from WAW. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1434209&start=50 Bern is definite...

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by konkret
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 30064

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Spot on. Secondary airports in Europe and Primaries in the US. The difference for the pax is the good public transport on the EU side and the horrid state of it on the US side. I'm happy to fly in Orly, Linate, Stansted, whatever. Any airport in the Netherlands is perfectly fine, given the size of ...

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by konkret
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Air Japan?
Replies: 14
Views: 4242

Re: What is Air Japan?

What benefits does Air Japan offer ANA to justify extra cost for separate AOC, corporate affairs etc.?

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by konkret
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 30064

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Take Amsterdam for example, one of the airports on your list. It's heavily slot congested, getting slots at Amsterdam isn't easy. Besides, after the collapse of WOW Air it didn't take long for Transavia to start Amsterdam - Keflavik, so they'd have to compete against Transavia which is an establish...

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by konkret
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I booked an award ticket from Venice to ORD on LOT via WAW on the UA website. When I got to Warsaw the flight was delayed 3 hrs which was not the issue. The award ticket was advertised on a LOT 787 with no mention of possibly having to fly a charter airline Euro Atlantic Airways on a 2-4-2 767. It ...

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by konkret
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I booked an award ticket from Venice to ORD on LOT via WAW on the UA website. When I got to Warsaw the flight was delayed 3 hrs which was not the issue. The award ticket was advertised on a LOT 787 with no mention of possibly having to fly a charter airline Euro Atlantic Airways on a 2-4-2 767. It ...

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by konkret
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT will be adding an E-190 to its Tallinn schedule, operated by German Airways. https://zeitfracht-presse.de/en/2019/10/17/german-airways-signs-acmi-cooperation-agreement-with-lot/ I don’t really get that. “An Embraer E-190 regional jet will serve various destinations in Europe from Tallinn. Desti...

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by konkret
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hub Benchmarking
Replies: 58
Views: 18938

Re: Airline Hub Benchmarking

The information that SVO is the top connecting hub between JFK and TLV is pretty surprising to me.

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by konkret
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9520

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

How long is the drive? What can't a 15 lane road be built between AUH and DXB to facilitate easy and fast airport transfers? There are busses from AUH to various stops in Dubai all thru the day. When you have family of 4, even $50 difference in fare will ensure its worth the hassle. There are two 1...

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by konkret
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14995

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

100% correct...this is a very good commercially oriented move. Also note that BA does the same with LHR-BAH-DMM with BAH-DMM being simiar flying time as FIH-BZV. It is interesting that this new BA add on runs contrary to recent practices of separating out the tag on destination to have its own dire...

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by konkret
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 123379

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I can only imagine how happy LH is that LO will be launching SFO and reinforcing LAX. :D "Happy" in the sense of "laughing their a**es off"? LH knows very well where they are getting their premium passengers on those routes from, and they also know that LO doesn't have a chance ...

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by konkret
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SK negligible in Asia, whereas AY has a number of Asian routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 7888

Re: Why is SK negligible in Asia, whereas AY has a number of Asian routes?

It has always baffled me why SAS does not fly to BKK, the hub of its Star Alliance co-founder TG; More, than just alliance partners, SAS was in fact one of the founders of TG in the 1960s, and a main shareholder for a long time. I'm not sure when they divested their shares but times certainly have ...

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by konkret
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to 50 states
Replies: 49
Views: 10905

Re: United to 50 states

ITSTours wrote:
When Delaware does not have a scheduled commercial service, how do all the corporation HQ employees travel? CEOs would fly private jets but for laymen?


PHL is 20 min from Wilmington

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by konkret
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 41413

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

According to the linked article the plane could not have been impounded as the flight was to be operated by WDL aviation.

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by konkret
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34925

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Is flydubai flying any routes from DWC at the moment?

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by konkret
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34925

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Pobeda is starting service to DXB. I found it pretty surprising it’s not DWC since Pobeda often serves secondary airports, and its parent Aeroflot is present at both airports.

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by konkret
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125627

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Why should the Commission particularly focus on Eastern Europe? Shouldn’t the rules be the same for all countries and airlines involved? What about Alitalia, which is in my opinion the most obvious example of an airline kept alive by state support? Because in Eastern Europe / Balkans there are a lo...

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by konkret
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125627

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Probably the consequence of Adria being given €4.5 million subsidy to fly Ljubljana - Brussels I don't really understand why the European Commission does not look after all those carriers in Eastern Europe that are heavily subsidised by their governments (corruption & nepotism 101). Why should ...

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by konkret
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 950
Views: 125627

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Blerg wrote:
Wizz Air seems to be discontinuing CRL-LJU. The only remaining destination will be London.


Probably the consequence of Adria being given €4.5 million subsidy to fly Ljubljana - Brussels

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