IAG.To split between BA,IB etc - highly unlikely Agree with a few others, suspect ordered by China to split between the big 3. Could it be possible China ordered 40 A330neo to enable HNA cancelling some of their A350 orders? I realise HNA is privately owned, but it's not in China's interest either ...Jump to post
It is surprising that CAAC has taken the lead in grounding MAX aircraft while the FAA and EASA stay silent. Will be interesting to see if other regulators follow suit. (Indian) DGCA though is a toothless organisation that would merely parrot what the FAA tells them. The lessors have grounded the MA...Jump to post
The only one harming Jet employees is Naresh Goyal and his minions on social media, they have sheepishly gone underground after the recent spate of cancellations as they don't want to face the wrath of irate customers. If Naresh destroys jet he should branded as wilful defaulter and thrown in Jail....Jump to post
& now this... DGCA monitoring Jet Airways’ financial health, safety issues Aviation regulator DGCA is assessing the “health” of cash-crunched Jet Airways on a fortnightly basis following a financial audit of the carrier in August this year, a senior official said Wednesday. As part of this exerc...Jump to post
They are cancelling their aircraft orders to get back on track and then invest 30 million USD in Jet Airways Privilege Membership. They invested in all the wrong airlines. :checkmark: :checkmark: Hate to say a general "Told ya so!" but I've been saying since day1 that this airline is goin...Jump to post
I have a deck each from SQ, MH & EK... unopened!Jump to post
As someone mentioned, crude oil is on an upward movement again. It won't be long before the Abu Dhabi government coffers and egos start bloating up again. While the rising oil prices may impact the operating costs, it'll leave cash on the table for the government to splurge rather than accept defeat...Jump to post
O&D focus on AUH? All well and good, but they won’t need many aircraft to handle that demand. There really aren’t many routes that make sense for them without a decent connector network. They will be squeezed by many competitors to a point of irrelevance really, unless AUH can suddenly find sig...Jump to post
The CEO says: ... [Etihad] will prioritize point-to-point flights over the super-hub model that the carrier previously pursued as it sought to attract customers making flights between Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. With all due respect, AUH doesn't strike me as somewhere that really has tha...Jump to post
To take one of the aspects discussed on this thread, if the GOI actually decides to the pull the plug on this piece of crap (though flying a medium haul flight next week), how would the wind up actually work? Who gets the slots @ LHR and other major airports? Can GOI auction these slots to 9W or UK ...Jump to post
.. As I posted on another forum - now that the country knows AI is just lipstick on a pig, maybe the government can finally offer a deal that makes economic sense to a buyer. The opposition and AI unions / Communist party can't claim the current govt is giving away the family jewels. If they end up...Jump to post
spinkid wrote:I'm pretty sure 50 or so of them are stored at a remote airbase somewhere near the Tajikistan/China border along with the 777 from MH370
Even with the mountains of money Kraft and Co. have, the cost/value equation doesn't equal out in my mind for two planes, heck even one of this size second hand seems slightly off, but at least one is logical to me. I can imagine they'd have to sell alot of peanut butter and mac and cheese to pay f...Jump to post
How's the maintenance and part availability for the aircraft? Supposedly with the end of sanction, they should be able to source parts for their planes as normal? I think this is all the more reason for allowing Iranian airlines to upgrade their fleet, purely humanitarian reasons. Though they are g...Jump to post
Do you want to be taken serious ? This is no ancient soviet-era Antonov . Do YOU want to be taken seriously? "Soviet-era Antonov" are working reliably on numerous regional routes, and they are no worse (or older) than some of the MD-80s and DC-9s than ply the skies around the world. Maybe...Jump to post
Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment? Yes, lack of equipment. They have only A388 & B77Ws You're both assuming too much: EK often feels that a restricted 77W is still a more profitable proposition than a full 77L. When they switched LAX from 77Ls to 77Ws, they init...Jump to post
Irehdna wrote:The only way I see this possible is if the 77W on DXB-IAH is weight-restricted. EK 77Ws are rather dense, and the route is one of the longest 77W flights operated today. Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment?
BOM exists for 3 metropolitan areas.. Mumbai, Thane and Navi MumbaiJump to post
Though counterproductive for SQ, I really think Vistara should especially look east & south east for furthering their medium-long haul network. Japan, South Korea, Oceania, Philippines, etc. & I hope they do so ex-BOM and not DEL or any airport. Though I know DEL is their main hub in India....Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:The issue with Vistara's image, J on AI Dom still offers choice.
If Emirates didn't carry the traffic, somebody else would. More than likely they would fly Boeing's (and more of them, with the disproportionate popularity of the A380 at EK. Nonsense. Before EK or any of the ME3 came along, airlines and especially U.S. airlines had ample opportunity to fly those r...Jump to post
Non veg food on AI economy could hardly classify as edible (an eraser would be easier to chew than the chicken). To most of the passengers it would hardly make much of a difference. Though as a passenger paying a proper fare for a full service career I would like my options. Like someone else in the...Jump to post
This is a great opportunity for the US3 to team up with their EU alliance partners to take on the ME3. While the laptop ban has hurt the ME3, if the US3 can match the service levels and food (Indian options) of the ME3 and LH/SQ the can dent ME3 in a big way and probably cut them to size. I'm not s...Jump to post
To me this is one of the big missed points on ANET. People think India is low yield VFR. In reality, India plays a big role in helping American and EU carriers maintain frequencies between the US and EU (especially during the winter which is peak to India). This is partly why US carriers have resis...Jump to post
I haven't had any bad experience with EK crew or never felt unwelcome. Same goes for BA/LH/AF too. However, transit in LHR is a royal pain, and the people manning the security counters in LHR are worse than at any other airport, rude and condescending. With many of BA flights in the new terminal 5,...Jump to post
Here is a link to the SEC filing: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/4515/000119312517209859/d377823d8k.htm Key line included in the filing: The proposed investment by Qatar Airways was not solicited by American Airlines and would in no way change the Company’s Board composition, governance, m...Jump to post
ET is looking at ADD-MEL and talks have already begun for launching such service. So that might take 1-2 frames from expansion. Is there a plane that is capable of performing that route nonstop? I think with a distance of 7,475 miles, A350 would have the legs Source: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=AD...Jump to post
That's what I said mate... "some" routes. I'd be gladly waiting to see if you can uncover some scams in the "dear leader's" scheme. Its not "Dear Leaders" scheme. Its just another 2012 era UPA project given a once over and a new name UDAN. One change has been the compl...Jump to post
A China Eastern Airbus A330-200, registration B-5926 performing flight MU-774 (Jun 17th) from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Kunming (China), was enroute at FL390 about 260nm northeast of Tyumen (Russia) the aircraft encountered severe turbulence including two large jolts causing the aircraft t...Jump to post
Also, not to forget that some of the regional ATR routes will be subsided. Not all routes are "subsided". Specific routes alloted using a bidding system are entitled to a subsidy. Our team is working on uncovering a scam in the allotment of these RCS routes. Coming soon! :) India's most p...Jump to post
unrave wrote:BawliBooch wrote:I would stick my head out and say 6E is KF part deux
India's most profitable airline over the last decade surely has to be doing something different than an airline that did not have a single profitable quarter?
The only annoying thing... The way the article's been written. The captions to pictures form the article and vice-versa.
Also, kudos to the lad.
If Chinese ATC is so bad how come air safety in China improved so much in the last decade? Just because their English is not great, they are less intelligent than say US ATC? Doesn't take long for idiotic posts to show up on these forums. The issue ain't about the how good or bad the Chinese ATC ar...Jump to post
At least, they didn't decide to shut off their air space for EK flights.Jump to post
JetWest, a new airline from Nigeria hopes to take to skies this December. JetWest will offer a pared down service "more Easyjet than Etihad" at rock-bottom prices. Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/14/africa/jet-west-nigeria/index.html What aircraft type is the AC-20 jet mentioned in...Jump to post
I wonder if they will have 9W start SFO via AMS or CDG? 9W already offers: - SFO-AMS-DEL 9W8816/9W233 daily - SFO-AMS-BOM 9W8816/9W231 daily - SFO-CDG-BOM 9W4909/9W123 daily and from October 2017 will add: - SFO-AMS-BLR 9W8816/9W235 daily - SFO-CDG-MAA 9W4909/9W129 5x/week Well, via codeshare with ...Jump to post
JetWest, a new airline from Nigeria hopes to take to skies this December.
JetWest will offer a pared down service "more Easyjet than Etihad" at rock-bottom prices.
Irehdna wrote:usflyer msp wrote:They should move it to SJC instead. Be the ME3 pioneer at SJC instead of an afterthought at SFO...
That seems like an excellent idea. The only problem would be that SJC has shorter runways, so running a 77L from there may be difficult.
A friend who works at LHR used to tell me how much fun it was observing the check in for flights to Lagos or Port Harcourt, an amazing set of items including furniture and kitchen goods with wads of cash handed over as 'excess baggage'. The C word is rampant with anything to do with Nigeria and tra...Jump to post
I recently saw Richard Quest on CNN visiting Lagos, I recollect one of the people he spoke to lamenting that Nigeria has more private aircraft than scheduled carriers. That itself speaks volumes. Add to that the condition of Abuja Airport and the fact that it had to be shut down for six weeks to fac...Jump to post
What flights are losing the Airbus A380-800 and what will they be replaced with? Don't know. I know there are some FRA routes that are seasonally A388 like MIA, DEL, JNB. They could be permanently B748 after this move. Delhi is not a seasonal route and its year round done with a A380.LH top most pr...Jump to post
Any possibility of Indigo (6E) ordering A330s or A350s to counter the SG 787s? It will be a coup, but 6E is very cautious in expansion. They just recently placed an order for ATR, I don't think they can digest long haul operation at the same time. Currently they are offloading their IAE powered A32...Jump to post