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by konkret
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to 50 states
Replies: 49
Views: 9356

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: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding
Replies: 39
Views: 5237

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: 27456

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: 27456

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 & Expansion
Replies: 203
Views: 17906

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 & Expansion
Replies: 203
Views: 17906

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 & Expansion
Replies: 203
Views: 17906

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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by konkret
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 203
Views: 17906

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

SMKCosmopolitan wrote:
- Tel Aviv (unfortunately El Al protectionism prevents this for the moment, otherwise a no-brainer given W6's strong performance in Israel)


How exactly does LY prevent W6 from flying SEN - TLV?

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by konkret
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10031

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
Ironic to me, given that Grey Goose vodka is one of the finest representations of "little water" available today.



What does Grey Goose has to do with Poland?

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by konkret
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246056

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

FatCat wrote:
... if you think that between MUC or FRA and TXL LH operated the A346 and even a B744 last year...


LH did it to provide extra capacity after AB bankruptcy

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by konkret
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

emuwarveteran wrote:
So now LO will have direct (though seasonal) AA competition on KRK-ORD. I wonder how this will develop/


BUD-ORD too.

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by konkret
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Still, if not Q400's than E170's or get Regional Jet to operate ATR's Word on the street is, Regional Jet will be operating a double-digit amount of E195-s on behalf of LO starting 2020. Regional Jet confirmed it will have “more than one” Embraer by summer 2020. https://majandus24.postimees.ee/6739...

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by konkret
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The Dash-8 have quite a reputation ín Hungary from the times Malév operated it. And not a positive one. I am afraid Dashes don't have a stellar reputation anywhere. Still, if not Q400's than E170's or get Regional Jet to operate ATR's I just hope that if the whole "second hub in BUD" expe...

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by konkret
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I am a bit surprised they are starting those new regional destinations from BUD with E195’s and not Q400’s. For example PRG - LO will serve it from their hub in WAW with Q400’s and with E195’s from BUD. If they feel constrained by lack of gates/slots in WAW they should upgauge the aircraft. If they ...

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by konkret
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10927

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

LG777 wrote:
On top of that if the dog would have be in most of the European countries an beaten to blood he would be euthanasied as he tasted human blood.


Where did you get that information from?

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by konkret
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 7444

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

CSA doesn't operate any flights to N. America so they might be willing to work with EK to feed their flight to BOS/ORD.

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by konkret
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 7444

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

It is highly speculative, but out of the two I would bet on BOS because of the connections onto JetBlue

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by konkret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Among things that have changed since LO stopped flying to Hanoi is their route network. Take Germany for example - this time around LO could offer connections not only to FRA, MUC, HAM, DUS* but also to STR, BER, HAJ, NUE - which previously weren’t available. (* I am not 100% sure LO at the time of ...

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by konkret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Georgia and Russia suspended
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Flights between Georgia and Russia suspended

I am really surprised to see that Georgian Airlines have the rights to operate between Yerevan and Moscow. Some media reports are inaccurate, stating that Georgian airlines are banned from flying into Russia: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/russia-suspends-georgian-airline-flights-july-8-190...

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by konkret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Georgia and Russia suspended
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Flights between Georgia and Russia suspended

I am really surprised to see that Georgian Airlines have the rights to operate between Yerevan and Moscow. Some media reports are inaccurate, stating that Georgian airlines are banned from flying into Russia: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/russia-suspends-georgian-airline-flights-july-8-1906...

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by konkret
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Georgia and Russia suspended
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Flights between Georgia and Russia suspended

As per president Putin’s decision all flights between Georgia and Russia are now banned.

Who will capture most of the traffic between those countries?

My guess would be Belavia and Turkish, and probably to lesser extent Air Baltic and Azerbaijan Airlnes.

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by konkret
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

SRQLOT wrote:

Goi Japan


I guess you mean Goa, India (airport code GOI)

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by konkret
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I guess that if they could LO would increase PEK to daily, before starting flights to PKX. Probably Chinese side didn’t allow that to protect Air China’s PEK-WAW flights (with so much traffic leaving for PKX getting slots at PEK couldn’t be the issue). Beijing is the 5th city for LO in which they se...

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by konkret
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 21
Views: 3377

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

The growth of low cost carriers in Ukraine is not only fueled by people visiting the country but also by large number of Ukrainians who are working abroad to support their families back home. Also almost every family who could afford this sent their children to study abroad, so they could avoid poss...

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by konkret
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
Does LOT actually have Siberian overflight rights to operate BUD-ICN?


Hungarian president’s relations with Putin are quite cordial, so I guess that if the Hungarian government is backing this flight up they can work this out with Russia.

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by konkret
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 20
Views: 4244

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

What is the status of exDarwin Saabs? Did Adria make any use of them?

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by konkret
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9804

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

Just out of curiosity, why does Osaka has far more passengers out of BUS than Tokyo? Other than being geographically closer to South Korea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimhae_International_Airport, BUS-Japan in 2018: 1 Osaka–Kansai 1,200,457 2 Fukuoka 1,101,085 4 Tokyo–Narita 751,791 14 Sapporo–C...

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by konkret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 2096

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

Nick123 wrote:
Do you see Aegean airlines buying A321 ULR to fly to destinations like Mumbai, Johannesburg, Dhakka, Maldives, etc?


Dhakka?? Why on earth would Aegean even consider flying to Dhakka?

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by konkret
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

guillelds wrote:
Why no LOT to South America ??


LO did charter flights to Rio (LO6533/LO6534) or even a one-off to ANF in Chile.

Other than charters it’s not gonna happen for the reasons outlined by posters above.

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by konkret
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:
Flights to Belgrade in the morning as well as those from Belgrade to Budapest in the afternoon had really good loads, it's the other two directions that were miserable.


Does it mean that most of the traffic was connecting?

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by konkret
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

UkiAir wrote:
Poor load factors in each direction, and their ATRs had a better utilization elsewhere unfortunately.


So it seems there is little chance LO service on this route could be profitable. JU at least had the connecting traffic through BEG plus ATRs are definitely cheaper to operate than E-jets

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by konkret
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

UkiAir wrote:
I'd love for LO to open BUD BEG. It would nicely complement their WAW flights!


Is there any particular reason why Air Serbia doesn’t fly to Budapest?

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by konkret
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 30
Views: 9348

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

Silly stunt would be flying between DXB and DWC And still it's not the closest possible. That would be Sharjah (SHJ) which is closer to Dubai (DXB) than Dubai World Central (DWC). Dubai to Dubai World Central is 24 nautical miles, Dubai to Sharjah is 9 nautical miles. And didn't Emirates fly the A3...

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by konkret
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 30
Views: 9348

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

Silly stunt would be flying between DXB and DWC

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by konkret
Thu May 30, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Bosnia
Replies: 13
Views: 3197

Re: Fly Bosnia

https://www.flybosnia.ba/new-direct-flight
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Weekly flight to JED announced.

https://www.flybosnia.ba/new-direct-flight

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by konkret
Sat May 25, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET’s OSL-ARN 5th freedom flight
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: ET’s OSL-ARN 5th freedom flight

You will be good with a US passport.

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by konkret
Fri May 24, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5580

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

I would definitely bet on ZRH. As for the third route MUC or HAM.

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by konkret
Thu May 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5580

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

PaulYUL wrote:
65,000€ investment? It cannot go far with this level of financing


The initial capital also struck me as quite low (I didn’t know I could afford to open an airline ;) but you have to have in mind that the shareholders might provide the money for the company in other ways (loans etc.)

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by konkret
Thu May 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5580

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

I don’t think that KLM needs it for such a purpose.
KLM’s unions are much more reasonable and flexible than others (Air France etc.)
Schiphol slots are too valuable to use them for feeder flights on such small aircraft.

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by konkret
Thu May 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet
Replies: 25
Views: 5580

New airline: Air Antwerpen launched by KLM & CityJet

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/air-antwerp-hopes-to-pick-up-where-vlm-left-off/ “Spearheading the move and principal shareholders in the new venture, Dutch airline giant KLM and Irish carrier CityJet raised the initial capital investment of €61,500 taking a 25 and 75% respective stake in the new co...

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by konkret
Fri May 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7091

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

Interesting. Does the E190 is economicly more interesting to operate than the Q400? Does anyone have the average range of LGW flights? Other interesting point, only FlyBE seems to be super happy happy in terms of business by opération the Q400. Does someone know why? FlyBE operates many very short ...

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by konkret
Fri May 10, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7091

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

zkojq wrote:
767-300 opb PrivatAir


PrivatAir went bankrupt, and this 767-300 is with Omni Air International now.

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by konkret
Thu May 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7091

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

GCT64 wrote:
LH Cityline has 9 E190s, so some of them might be transfers from LH.


IIRC those were to be transferred to Air Dolomiti

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by konkret
Fri May 03, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33233

Re: Germania ceases operations

Enter Air purchased a 49% stake in Germania Flug, with an option to increase its stake to 80%.

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by konkret
Fri May 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed name change for Germania Flug AG
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: Proposed name change for Germania Flug AG

Enter Air purchased a 49% stake in Germania Flug, with an option to increase its stake to 80%. So Germania Flug might rather be rebranded to Enter Flug or similar...

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by konkret
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75966

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I’d love for you to show me where the “city completely surrounded the airport”. I literally landed at WAW today I saw empty land with my own eyes, but a quick peek at an aerial photo shows that the land necessary for a third runway is not dense urban development. It’s mostly undeveloped land. Let m...

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by konkret
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia's Utair in trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 7003

Re: Russia's Utair in trouble

Silverstreak wrote:
I’ll say it. Wasn’t a major S7 executive recently killed in a plane crash in Germany? Just saying..........


One of the owners - Natalia Fileva

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by konkret
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with CSA (OK)?
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: What's going on with CSA (OK)?

A lot of CSA flights are operated by Smartwings.

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by konkret
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21480

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Additional factor why bus boarding is more common in Europe and Asia might be the wider use of turboprops. (Are there any airports where you can board an ATR or Q400 via a jetbridge?) Btw. What I don’t understand is why the stairs don’t always offer protection from the rain. It is super frustrating ...

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by konkret
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DR Congo & Rwanda sign historic air agreement
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: DR Congo & Rwanda sign historic air agreement

My guess would be that Israel doesnt have airlinks with some of its neighbors (Syria/Lebanon) Russia and Ukraine Qatar and KSA Armenia and Azerbaijan Cyprus and Turkey Luxembourg and Belgium Bhutan and China Kosovo doesn’t have air links to any of its neighbors + Micro states such as Andorra, San Ma...

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