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by usssla
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33256

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

Bingo. I still dont understand your original post. Later today they should post last years results. The passenger side across the region is soft at the moment, I don’t think it is fair to say it is just demand related or just one airline, there are a lot of travel restrictions in place which is imp...

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by usssla
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66305

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

From an earlier prediction on one of my posts last month: HNA will (again) attempt to try to sell their stake, but to no avail. Original URL: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1437871&#p21893035 I wonder if the HNA offload of their VA stake will "finally" happen ...

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by usssla
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?
Replies: 10
Views: 2443

Re: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?

No, CX will prefer add more direct flight to Hong Kong - New York Maybe you right, but if SQ’s SIN-FRA-JFK-FRA-SIN works then why would CX not be successful with HKG-LHR-JFK-LHR-HKG. Sure there is a lot more competition than FRA-JFK-FRA but if they can code share with AA and /or BA, could it not be...

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by usssla
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?
Replies: 10
Views: 2443

Re: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?

No, CX will prefer add more direct flight to Hong Kong - New York

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by usssla
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11853

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

LH658 wrote:
Sad, anyone knows why? Not enough demand?


i guess is due to the shortage of slot of HKG.
UA used the slots to launch second daily SFO-HKG

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by usssla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 13308

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

Therefore, some routes may be suspended and some route will add more frequency.
I guess some NRT routes will be suspended.
Due to the current trade war and reducing chinese tourists to the US, current frequencies to China (PEK, PVG, HKG) may decrease.

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by usssla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 13308

Re: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

As approval of JV with Qantas and approval of new HND slot, shake up of current asia- pacific routes is expected.

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by usssla
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Declining loads on QR's IAD route
Replies: 22
Views: 4668

Re: Declining loads on QR's IAD route

How is the cargo load? Maybe this flight has contracts that's supporting it. Though during these months other ME carriers plus TK loads dip down as well. I seen QR 714 IAH - DOH leave with little over 100 pax, and BA 196 747 leave with less then a 100 pax, though the maybe the inbound flights had h...

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by usssla
Sun May 26, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 5573

Re: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?

Not likely for CX, the current strategy of CX is to open unserved route to avoid competition. There are still many ports in north america that CX can launch like Montreal, Houston, Calgary etc

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by usssla
Sat May 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 14365

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

No and I believe DL will finally downsize china operation when US- China trade war continue.

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by usssla
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does SQ not fly to Madrid!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Why does SQ not fly to Madrid!?

I guess the performance of Barcelona is only fair and not good enough to convince SQ to operate new Spanish route.
MAD is OW hub and no connected travel for MAD-SIN.

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by usssla
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 136
Views: 27272

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

For Europe, may be BHX with A359? And more expansion in India? There can be growth in frequency (e.g. Hyderabad daily) and destinations (e.g. Ahmadabad, etc.) Lastly, eventually the 773 and A333 need to be replaced. And I think the A339 will be a good replacement. It would be a cheaper aircraft tha...

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by usssla
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1905

Re: Will Cathay Pacific acquire Hong Kong Airlines?

Any anticipated regulatory issues? HKCAD doesn't go against CX, so I doubt other departments would either. I'm curious what direction they will take it. Will they: 1. Expand it, make much of short haul LCC service - this seems logical because they could reduce the T&Cs to match the LCC, but kee...

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by usssla
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1905

Re: Will Cathay Pacific acquire Hong Kong Airlines?

Cathay is in active discussions about an acquisition involving HKE... http://www3.hkexnews.hk/listedco/listconews/sehk/2019/0305/LTN20190305087.pdf To come to think of it, few years ago they fought tooth and nail to bar Qantas from setting up Jetstar HK. Now this.... It is not related to jetstar HK...

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by usssla
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 18065

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

For all those who are talking about how well HKG is working for UA, something that went seemingly unnoticed when UA reported Q4 and 2018 full year results was the $206m impairment charge that UA took against their HKG routes From their Q4 2018 results/financial statements: "....The company con...

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by usssla
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India mulls informal talks to expand bilateral flying rights with 9 countries including UAE, China, Saudi Arabia
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: India mulls informal talks to expand bilateral flying rights with 9 countries including UAE, China, Saudi Arabia

I do not see the need to further increase traffic right to China as india carriers still have plenty of room to increase flight to China,

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by usssla
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 12100

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

nicode wrote:
SkyTeam lost China Southern.

Will Qatar joins SkyTeam in place of CZ ? :scratchchin:


Skyteam is transforming to friend of delta airlines.
Do you think Delta airlines will welcome Qatar airways?

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by usssla
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24729

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

Will be blow for AF/KL as CZ is important longterm JV partner and allowed AFKL to be biggest European airline to China. Lets see if they retain the JV outside of alliance membership. No reason for the JV to end. If anything CZ should leave Skyteam and stay out of the alliance game. Just keep partne...

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by usssla
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24729

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

SQ789 wrote:
Another thing - CX nearby competitor Shenzhen Airlines based in SZX is already in Star Alliance, this mean CX joining to Star may not be possible!


unlike oneworld, every member in SA can exercise veto.(for oneworld, only founding members have veto right), I do not see TG, SQ and BR welcome CX.
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by usssla
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10413

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

Don't forget that BA doesn't make money just from passengers travelling from London to Sydney and vice versa but also primarily on: LHR-SIN Europe-LHR-SIN LHR-SIN-South East Asia/Australia SIN-SYD SIN-SYD-Eastern Aus/NZ Markets that BA won't be able to compete in if LHR-SYD came to fruition. BA can...

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by usssla
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10413

Re: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

If QF starts SYD/MEL-LHR, which it will, given the right aircraft, BA will have no choice but to follow. Otherwise, it will lose all the premium paying passengers. It can certainly keep the one-stop flights, but it will need to fly a new non-stop flight too, may be daily LHR-SYD and daily LHR-MEL I...

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by usssla
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern announces daily Guangzhou - Madrid starting Feb 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3544

Re: China Southern announces daily Guangzhou - Madrid starting Feb 2019

Given that PEK and PVG cannot sustain a daily route to Madrid, I guess CZ will launch 3-4 weekly flight first

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by usssla
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8295

Re: China Southen announces dfw

China southern has utilized all the traffic right if it starts from its hubs Guangzhou or Beijing.
If CZ starts the route of Guangzhou- Dallas, some of the current routes will need frequency reduction

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by usssla
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8774

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-09-17/china-s-bullet-trains-are-coming-for-hong-kong-s-airlines After years of heated debates and long delays, eventually, the world’s longest high-speed rail network from mainland China will be extending to downtown Hong Kong tomorrow on Sept. 23, provi...

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by usssla
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 13514

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

That being said, there is a market that has not been discussed. The market between India and Vancouver that thus far, the ME3 have not managed to crack a dent on due to bilateral rights issues. As it is, SIA still has still got a following for traffic from India to N. America. I'm confounded by peo...

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by usssla
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117714

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

What's happening to you American with your Asian routes in Chicago ???? Why do they finish Shanghai and Beijing? that sincerely madness, and also reduce Tokyo, I hope that China Eastern, Hainan Airlines and United take the opportunity to increase frequencies Chinese carriers seem have used all traf...

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by usssla
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25879

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA

For the flight time - it connects good to SE Asia (to the morning 8-9am departure "bank" at HKG and the 9-10pm arrival "bank"), but definitely awful timing for Indian connection. Definitely a wasted oppotunity there. Not a ton of connection oppotunities at SEA, either (2100 arri...

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by usssla
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25879

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA

Dieuwer wrote:
Major blow to Delta.



Delta will give up Hong Kong market soon. Therefore, the impact to delta is minimal.

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by usssla
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 31271

Re: Will DL return to HKG?

Hong Kong airport has serious shortage of slots and delta realizes this. Therefore, delta cease Hong Kong operation means the management will not plan to return to Hong Kong for at least 5 years.

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by usssla
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 8122

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

Plus I think the SIN-MEL market is pretty saturated now ... I know the market is huge but there is a breaking point. You make a valid point, and I do hear what you're saying, but remember that BA is actually primarily operating LHR - MEL, and not SIN - MEL - it doesn't need to focus on SIN - MEL O&...

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by usssla
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India, China in talks for closer air connectivity
Replies: 35
Views: 2437

Re: India, China in talks for closer air connectivity

Wow, ten years since the two have met to discuss. That is insane! But so is the Chinese restrictions on Indian operations. Think of what China was ten years ago versus today... India has started growing too, so demand must be 4X to 8X what it once was. India needs a hub to truly feed flights to Chi...

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by usssla
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India, China in talks for closer air connectivity
Replies: 35
Views: 2437

Re: India, China in talks for closer air connectivity

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-china-aviation-officials-discuss-increasing-air-connectivity/article24064694.ece/amp/ Per the report, aviation authorities of India and China met on Wed and Thur in New Delhi after a gap of 10 years and discussed ways to increase air connectivity btwn the...

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by usssla
Sun May 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau
Replies: 50
Views: 4738

Re: Trump says NO to historic Chinese censorship on Taiwan/HKG/Macau

What will be going on next?
I guess American carriers will continue their current practice and the Chinese authority will not banned the US3 operation in China.
However, Chinese government will have their ways to make US3's lives harder in China. US3 may further shrink their operations in China.

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by usssla
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 60356

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

How about a bit of accuracy rather than mud slinging? QF has no input into the decision to allow/not allow foreign airline services in to Australia, apart from the usual lobbying of the government that ALL companies do. As well the Australian government cannot disallow services by foreign airlines ...

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by usssla
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 3386

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

Why Chinese government should liberalise SZX's traffic rights but not PEK, PVG, CAN, CTU? A couple of reasons - not least of which because there is precedence (SZX was a free trade zone and a 'testing ground' for Chinese economic reforms before elsewhere, and worked) - but also because unlike at PE...

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by usssla
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 3386

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

planemanofnz, thank you for seeing my point. Shenzhen is a special case. I definitely see your point - I mean, by the end of this year, SZX's economy will be larger than CAN's and HKG's, so there is definitely demand to tap (passenger or cargo). https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/iD_T...

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by usssla
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 60356

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-temasek-holdings-hna-group-airlines-e/exclusive-singapores-temasek-interested-in-buying-into-hnas-hong-kong-airlines-source-idUSKBN1HO0IX Interesting potential here. SQ are reportedly doing due diligence on HNA with a view in taking a significant though not majori...

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by usssla
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ future expansion in Spain & Portugal
Replies: 18
Views: 2538

Re: SQ future expansion in Spain & Portugal

The only destination connected to changi airport in iberian peninsula now is BCN and it serves 2 weekly only.
It has strongly proved the demand between Spain/Portugal and Singapore is not heavy.

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by usssla
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 80007

Re: New possible routes from KE/DL joint venture

Do not expect too much. Yield for transpacific routes are still under pressure. Delta stress for yield so I do not expect any significant increase for capacity.

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by usssla
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 25969

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

raylee67 wrote:
There are still many possibilities in Asia: based on the "first US carrier" clue, it can be Seoul, Taipei, Manila or even Osaka (although I doubt it would be KIX).


AA mentioned that the expansion to Asia pacific was completed last year. I guess this new destination will not be in Asia.

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by usssla
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—US Aviation Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 4289

Re: China—US Aviation Thread

With the new Beijing airport opening next year, what are the stipulations by the Chinese gov’t for having 1 Chinese carrier per route to any US city? As an example, if Hainan moves to the new airport, will Air China be able to serve ORD nonstop since Hainan would serve ORD non stop from the new air...

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by usssla
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 13374

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

CX has passed the darkest hour and i think they will have profit in 2018.

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by usssla
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 6214

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

The consensus seems to be that PEK won’t overtake ATL anytime soon, if ever. However, PEK only needs 10 million to do this according to 2016 stats. PEK’s 94mil catching up to ATL’s 104mil seems realistic. Since no airport stays number 1 forever, if not PEK, what airport do you guys see taking the s...

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by usssla
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 9474

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

who will get that slot?

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by usssla
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 6759

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

MEX is certainly a possibility as the El Al JFK-TLV route carries a direct Aeromexico codeshare on it (although with DL effectively managing AM now, how much longer will that be)? SYD is not happening (remember, LY has to detour either via Turkey/Azerbaijan or via Djbouti), although I could see SIN...

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by usssla
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5692

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

I am reading a report that wrote, in year 2017-2019, Shenzhen is giving every new intercontinental route subsidies according to the following standard For every route that have more than 2 flights per weeks, in their first year of operation, flight to Europe, North America and Africa will receive 1...

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by usssla
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 79862

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Right so January has been peak-silly season for unsubstantiated and unsourced rumours so I'm calling it - what are your sources for EY and SQ selling their VA stake? Not saying it won't happen, but has there been any verified media source for these? EY: conceivable though just as VA is on the impro...

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by usssla
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines starts Shenzhen-Madrid service in March, 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Hainan Airlines starts Shenzhen-Madrid service in March, 2018

Interesting move - HU has added BRU, MAD and VIE from SZX, and has applied to serve DUB too. HU has also opened a number of Australasian connections through SZX, like AKL, BNE and CNS. Perhaps HU is betting SZX as its answer to CA at PEK, MU at PVG, CZ at CAN and CX at HKG? I have always thought th...

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