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by berari
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 18640

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

I hope that the OP did not use his employer's internet connection or his employer's device to post this.

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by berari
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 11677

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

BA has historically been the most cautious of all and is quick to cancel flights. I recall they did the same to other middle eastern destinations in the past while others continued to operate.

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by berari
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

KQ is loud on competition that ET brings from next door using narrowbodies, including opening up markets within Africa, while Kenya allows QR and EK to plough NBO with widebodies. These passengers are not ending up at Doha, but onward. Indeed. However, Emirates should have been doing 3x daily by no...

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by berari
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Should ET start BOS service? It is their largest unserved market in the US. What are the figures between ADD and BOS, or even Africa to BOS within ET's purview? Just noticed QR1341 to NBO has been upgraded to an A359 for a while now Thats nice ..Qatar serves Nairobi 3* daily A320 A330 A350 A lot of...

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by berari
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees

Does the US charge for overflying on domestic routes? If so, Canada's would be cheaper especially with the exchange rates.

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by berari
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5776

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

Brussels livery was always boring. Even more so now.

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by berari
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4874

Re: 737-8200?

Maybe Boeing is branding the MAX the 8000, so the 200 seater becomes the 8200.

André 3000 will snicker.

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by berari
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9365

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

Addis Ababa is now biggest airport in the world for the trafic between African and the rest of the world. Addis Ababa has overtaken Dubai as the world’s gateway into Africa https://qz.com/africa/1478653/ethiopias-addis-ababa-airport-beats-dubai-as-gateway-to-africa/ I wonder why BA gave up on Ethio...

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by berari
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 11849

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

I wonder what the strategies of the airlines will be? Lufthansa Group will move a flight to PKX? Air France-KLM if I see it in the future! IAG, could Iberia launch MAD-PKX? Ethiopian Airlines will obviously launch ADD-PKX very soon Air New Zealand has grown significantly in Asia an AKL-PKX flight w...

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by berari
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

In light of recent expansion at Ethiopian Airlines including routes like Marseille and doubling of flights to Istanbul and adding Amman & Beira, and new frequencies to Asmara, I've been wondering how they're doing it despite having parked 4 MAXs that were in service before the crash. They have r...

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by berari
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 21
Views: 4765

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

What does the inflight product look like in the TS A310?

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by berari
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 67384

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Just a couple of observations about my Load-factor report. According to the ACL Start of Season report for S19 Ethiopian have 135 seats per flight from Manchester. This equates to approximately 30% of the aircraft capacity and so if this is correct then the Manchester loads are within an acceptable...

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by berari
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty much. Even Lubumbashi/Lilongwe is seeing B789s! This is a function of the closure of the main runway in Blantyre for refurbishment. As a result, ET cannot fly direct into BLZ and instead are ferrying the BLZ pax via LLW using the Malawian Airlines Dash 8s. LLW will return to 737 operations o...

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by berari
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

nairobby wrote:
ET sends big planes everywhere


Pretty much. Even Lubumbashi/Lilongwe is seeing B789s!

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by berari
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 18711

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like SAA is gearing up to lease some A350s: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/saa-lease-airbus-a350-900-to-help-with-turn-around-strategy/ https://www.enca.com/business/saa-adds-airbus-a350-900-aircraft-its-fleet Anybody know more about this? They intend to replace their A346s on nonsto...

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by berari
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49840

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

So, here is what I speculate: - AC to keep the companies separate, at least for a specified period - TS to start shutting down service to European destinations - TS to focus on sun and vacation destinations - TS vacation operations to be rebranded or folded into Air Canada Vacations [I think this is...

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by berari
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7496

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

I'm surprised they're keeping 4-5 flights per day to SEA. The new year round services at Paine Field to LAS and PDX will likely give them better yields with north of Seattle originating passengers also utilizing it. It's only a one hour drive from Bellingham to PAE, and the cost conscious Canadian c...

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by berari
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Also read somewhere that ET plans to start ADD-BEW (Beira, Mozambique) soon, but nothing confirmed. It's confirmed. Flights are already on sale. Will operate 3x weekly via Blantyre (ADD-BLZ-BEW-ADD). Do you think a 2 stop will work? It just seems a little bit overwhelming. The triangle flights have...

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by berari
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30522

Re: End of an era: Bombardier sells regional jets

The Japanese company will take over all the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing and sales activities for the CRJ but not its manufacturing operations, the companies said. Bombardier will build out the remaining CRJ planes on order at a site in Mirabel, Que., which is leased from Airbus. ...

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by berari
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Should they just wait for all the airspace bans to be lifted first? They are hemmoraging money for Delhi to EU/NA flights....but I guess they don't care as long as big daddy is paying. Why the negativity? How much of an impact does the airspace ban have on them other than the stop in VIE on some No...

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by berari
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

I always thought Embraer aircraft were too small for them and a A220-100/200 mixture was more suited for their domestic and regional routes. The A220 was not available to KQ when they ordered and received the E190s many years ago. The incumbent would be Embraer in the event that they are shopping a...

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by berari
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

I always thought Embraer aircraft were too small for them and a A220-100/200 mixture was more suited for their domestic and regional routes. The A220 was not available to KQ when they ordered and received the E190s many years ago. The incumbent would be Embraer in the event that they are shopping a...

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by berari
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

We have seen many others that have started flying into ADD and pulled out in the last 10 years, including KLM, Air China, TAAG Angola, British Airways. I can't recall if South African also flew into ADD at some point. What airlines would you deem interested to fly into ADD beyond EY? Air Arabia may...

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by berari
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 137673.htm
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China Southern is now flying to Changsa from Nairobi, in addition to its flights to Guangzhou.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 137673.htm

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by berari
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

ADD would see extra carriers in the form of LCCs(that's if protectionism stops)which probably won't. I don't see any FSC serving ADD(except for ME3 and TK) and a few African carriers,namely KQ and WB. The only time flights would be added is when an open sky agreement between Ethiopia and a certain ...

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by berari
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

2/ Very interesting comment about bilaterals! It looks like ET has more daily frequencies than EK + FZ combined on the ADD - DXB route. Not sure about the exact figures on both side though (3x daily for ET vs 10x weekly for EK maybe?) . Do you think ADD would get more carriers if there were less hu...

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by berari
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Just need Muscat and Kuwait City only (maybe soon), as AUH might drain out pax as being to close to DXB. Ethiopian already serves Muscat and Kuwait City, and all major middle eastern cities with no unrest with the exception of AUH. Re: AUH, and even SHJ, ET has consolidated its offering to DXB and ...

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by berari
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49840

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Looking at the news release below, AC seems to be working to defend how Quebecois it is and how much of its business is centred around Montreal and Quebec. It appears that the Mach+Quebec Government bid/guarantee for Air Transat has rattled AC, and it has pulled out all guns it has related to Quebec...

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by berari
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Ethiopian Airlines is starting 3x per week service to Amman, Jordan in July.

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by berari
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 8709

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

The ET delete of IAD-ABJ, I assume this is just removing the stopover leg. Are they flying direct to Addis now? Saw an article somewhere that they are increasing frequency to 10x weekly. I think this makes IAD the US airport with most flights on ET, yes? Makes since given large Ethiopian and Eritre...

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by berari
Wed May 29, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9798

ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather

An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria did a touch and go around as a result of inclement weather and the drama that ensued is dramatic, to say the least. The flight, operated using a B777-300 had ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on board. Newspapers in Nigeria had th...

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by berari
Wed May 29, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 120
Views: 20047

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Latest changes to ET schedule see - the postponement of the IAH route launch to December - the three weekly flights to IAD via ABJ have been removed from the schedule, these were in addition to the current daily ADD-DUB-IAD-ADD service - the service to YYZ has reverted to a B77L through October inst...

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by berari
Mon May 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

And maybe the GVA link is what answer we can give to ET not flying to LYS, but instead choosing MRS. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. MRS is the gateway to southern France, and France's restrictive bilaterals effectively restrict access to EK, EY and QR. Only TK and ET have access to MRS. So ...

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by berari
Mon May 27, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

While ZRH and GVA are both in Switzerland, they're entirely different markets. GVA has a huge catchment area in eastern France. It is more France than Switzerland. It's not just about UN traffic. Also, for the most part, it has no incumbent long haul competition. ZRH has a large LX long haul market...

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by berari
Mon May 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways CEO resigns
Replies: 11
Views: 3157

Re: Kenya Airways CEO resigns

Time for DL (+ AF/KLM?) to create a plan to reorganize KQ with support from the Kenyan government. Africa is an important market for them all. There is a tremendous opportunity for both Kenya the country and KQ the airline. Kenya needs a stable and profitable national carrier, but first the bribery...

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by berari
Mon May 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

The problem is that if they look for it to feed Europe it makes adding it on to an Asian route (say ADD-SIN) difficult since it'll be poorly timed for European connections. European flights from ADD depart in the evening, while Asian arrivals in ADD are timed for the morning to make African connect...

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by berari
Fri May 24, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways CEO resigns
Replies: 11
Views: 3157

Re: Kenya Airways CEO resigns

How successful has he been in turning around then bleeding airline? The airport management takeover he was aiming for didn’t make him popular, but he has been able to turn debt into equity with a number of banks, the government took on more equity, and the agreement with KLM was either renegotiated ...

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by berari
Wed May 22, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet to fly B789 to Maui from Calgary
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Westjet to fly B789 to Maui from Calgary

Westjet will start to fly the B789 to Maui from Calgary come October. What I find interesting is that the aircraft will be at OGG for some 8 hours with the now mid day departure out of YYC. I hate daytime flights to most WS sun and leisure destinations, for they waste a whole day with travel. I pref...

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by berari
Fri May 17, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q2 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 4823

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q2 2019

And this is how you kill the longest running thread ...

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by berari
Thu May 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49840

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Good point. AC could integrate Air Canada Vacations into Air Transat if it is also keep the travel agency components of the purchase and rebrand it. Transat is quite solid in the leisure space, so we could see AC, AC Vacations and AC Rouge at play. What are the AC Rouge pilot contracts and restricti...

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by berari
Thu May 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49840

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

I predicted this earlier this week. I didn't put my money where my mouth is however. Can't wait to see what QC lawmakers have to say about this. There will be redundancies. I expect AC to close down most of the Air Transat European services in favour of consolidating into AC-operated flights where o...

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by berari
Mon May 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5196

Re: New United Safety Video

Looks like UA just released a very good new Spider-Man themed safety video with the new branding. Check it out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM0H9rbqusw I hate these cheesy videos. Clearly a marketing ploy for Spiderman and whatever company he's with. Also Spiderman is a crier, I saw him in a ...

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by berari
Mon May 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19799

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Maybe they will also buy Air Transat and merge the two haha

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by berari
Fri May 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

My money would be on Melbourne if going to the eastern part of Australia. If nonstop, timings could work to meet the traditional banks at ADD with following potential timings: ADD MEL 2200 - 1900 MEL ADD 2210 - 0540 Will they be looking to connect into African bank like the Asian flights (morning a...

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by berari
Fri May 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Addis Ababa airport is adding more rapid exit taxiways to its runway, already added at the 07 end of the runway. Also there appears to be a major undertaking on the eastern end of the airport, either the VIP area they had planned for or an expansion of the apron. https://www.google.ca/maps/@8.97864...

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by berari
Fri May 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 8027

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

"In the unlikely event that a fuel tanker hits the aircraft ..."

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by berari
Fri May 10, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10249

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

This about BA and LHR. That's a one hub airline. Now compare BA to DL.

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by berari
Fri May 10, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23434

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/ausambet/status/112 ... 90272?s=11
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Sydney Airport representatives were in Addis Ababa working to lure Ethiopian to open direct flights to SYD.

https://twitter.com/ausambet/status/112 ... 90272?s=11

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by berari
Fri May 10, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 20
Views: 5506

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

I've been saying that in the past that ET will have to realign some flights at LFW due to North America connections. The only way ET can make it work while avoiding extra long ground times at North American destinations is by having its partner KP have multiple frequencies to regional destinations ...

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by berari
Wed May 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 20
Views: 5506

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

Good. They need to work on their current US routes, before further expansion. Their strategy has been a little haphazard in 2019: cancelling LA, shifting the EWR-ABJ to JFK, adding ABJ to IAD, then announcing ORD to 5x weekly by April (but only 4x weekly now), announcing IAH via LFW. I think ET is ...

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