Have to wonder if a startup or enterprising cargo outfit doesn't snap up BFS & BFY. Two well maintained birds that are almost identical. I highly doubt it looking at the number of 77W's becoming available on the second hand market will increase over the coming years but I do hope these ex-KLM 7...Jump to post
Dear screeners in this forum, I have a question or complaint. My recent scanned photo uploads have all been rejected for reasons which in my opinion are based on the same high quality requirements for current photos. I thought older scanned photos were less strict in terms of the quality because the...Jump to post
Currently, the first AC777-style conversion (ripping out all the chairs) is being planned at KL.... ... Loading time will naturally be significantly longer, but that is not a worry in the short-run (6-12months)... How about practicality? Without an external cargo door like on the 74M, it's impossib...Jump to post
What about the aging 77E-fleet of AF? Will they follow the A340 soon? I think the plan was to slowly replace them with the A350, with them being more then 17 years old. Some are 22 Keep in mind that the age isn't necessarily the indicator of when an aircraft needs to go. The number of flying hours/...Jump to post
bmagee wrote:atcsundevil wrote:ET has the fleet and the flexibility to be able to handle it.
It looks like the last commercial arrivals are this Sunday; PH-BFL KL736 from Curacao, arriving at 08:07 PH-BFY KL714 from Paramaribo, arriving at 08:57 PH-BFT KL686 from Mexico, arriving at 15:12. Looks like KL686 from Mexico will be the last ever commercial KLM 747 flight. Damn, I was hoping for ...Jump to post
The term A330 Combi in such cases is misleading. This is no combi aircraft in any sense of the word. It's still a passenger aircraft. The only difference being that some seats have been removed in order to carry smaller sized cargo being loaded on this main deck where the seats have been removed. No...Jump to post
Hi everybody, My apologies if this has been asked already but does the Covid-19 have an effect on the cargo transported meaning fleet adjustments due to less products being bought online or more products being bought? I can imagine selected medical supplies are skyrocketing now because of the Covid-...Jump to post
That LH operation in Barbados was huge. Here are two photos:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/209841346 ... 2606060938
https://www.facebook.com/47227002298397 ... 862280782/
Thank you, that makes sense. Which brings the next question -- as these planes were slated for scrapping anyway, does a quick-and-dirty removal of seats/galleys/other passenger-related equipment from the main deck make sense? Or would it somehow affect their legal "Combi" certification, a...Jump to post
Yes KLM as a hub network carrier strives to fly all destinations at least daily. They may start off 3-4 a week, but that's not the end goal. XLR's would enable getting daily earlier. If you wait until AA, UA and Jetblue announce flights to AMS, you are 2-3 years too late to effectively counter act....Jump to post
KLM wants to fly at least daily into all destinations. American, United and Jetblue (maybe even Frontier, Air Canada), flying XLR's into Amsterdam daily from their hubs,is becoming a new threath for KLM. Where did this come from that KLM wants to fly at least daily to all destinations. There are a ...Jump to post
KL736 is scheduled to depart for AMS right now with PH-BFY, might be her last commercial pax service out of CUR I took pictures of it's arrival here and departure. I think KL will keep sending their 747's to Curacao until they have flown all passengers back to their families. Probably till the end ...Jump to post
Very sad news indeed. With KLM retiring the 747 at the end of this month and Curacao having blocked all flights from the Netherlands and Germany, will KLM still send the 747 to Curacao to pick stranded passengers on this flight? Flights can be done when people have to be brought home so such flights...Jump to post
What would Azul want with the A220? They already have the A320NEO and E190-E2(?)
Interesting but as the article says, I'm also not sure to what extend an A350 full freighter will be that successful when seeing the P2F conversion program for the 777-300ER being offered in the (near) future as well. That would be a cheaper option for a similar aircraft.
As these AF A380's are newer models compared to the SQ A380's, will HiFly become interested in these A380's? BA is out of the question I'm assuming because of the engines used? Or can they swap the GP engines easily with the RR engines? BA did say in the past that they would look into second hand A3...Jump to post
So what is the added value for QR to have a 25% stake in the IAG Group? Only transferring aircraft they don't want to use themselves or getting more favorable deals from aircraft manufacturers when they place a group order?
What type of influence does QR now have within the IAG group now that they have a 25% share in the group?
A330neo will be like the 767, it will continue to be the best product for a fairly wide range of things. The 767 has always been under-estimated. Boiling it down, the reason is because people believe a smaller (or lighter) airplane is less impressive or less good. But in operation, lighter weight, ...Jump to post
LAXintl, as always thank you very much for these valuations. I always read them with much interest
People tend to forget there is already a scheduled nonstop flight from Africa to the Caribbean. TAAG flies from Angola to Havana, Cuba using the 77W/772. Politics are most likely involved too but I understand there is also quite some medical traffic between these two countries (medical students). Ot...Jump to post
What newspaper is reliable these days? They all have their political agenda. Anyway it's a direct quote from Elbers so there is not any reason to think it's not reliable. True but there are different levels of reliability. Even if this is true, it is probably KLM's attempt at getting a better MAX d...Jump to post
A friend was on that 24 hour delayed KL735 flight and was not amused. PH-BFY was scheduled to operate KL735 at Jan 30th, however the flight was cancelled with all passengers already at AMS, but the same aircraft departed to DEL (KL871) two hours after KL735 scheduled departure. (preference was give...Jump to post
Very harsh measures that SAA (government) needed to take and quite admirable they had the balls to do this as they mishandled the airline for a long time without taking any action. Like someone said, it's better to cut this staff now rather then closing the doors and leave everybody without a job la...Jump to post
Just returned from a holiday at Curacao, flew with the present oldest en youngest KLM 744 Jan 14th. KL735 AMS-CUR PH-BFH Feb 04th. KL736 CUR-AMS PF-BFY Note : during my stay at CUR I started to follow the punctuality of the present KLM 744 operation. Conclusion : punctuallity is slowly decreasing d...Jump to post
Francoflier wrote:Same as every other aircraft operating out of there... Take off from the inners, land on the outers (most of the time).
I thought the question was how many US airlines have both the A320 and A321 NEO in their fleet or on order because the question referred to the NEO family. In that case it is only Frontier Airlines. In any case, a nice thread
And B6's biggest competition in South Florida is NK, not AA. AA has plenty to worry on its own hand with DL/Latam partnership. AA is definitely the biggest competitor to B6 and NK for that matter in South Florida. FLL and MIA basically serve the same market in Florida and maybe even as competing hu...Jump to post
I didn't see this coming but alright. Is LOT mainly purchasing Condor because of its valuable slots at German airports like Frankfurt? About their fleet purchasing, I don't know the situation at LOT but Condor has quite a large number of aircraft which need replacing in the coming years (767, 757, A...Jump to post
However with the high fares ($700+) I dont see travel ever being significant. Damn, 700 dollars, is that US Dollars? From where to where? What are the prices between the islands in the Eastern Caribbean? I'm glad we (Curacao) are connected to more Caribbean islands now that Caribbean Airlines flies...Jump to post
There is a planned livery refresh coming, so the a/c will be flying white tail until then. Hey caribbean484, what's up. It's been a very long time since we last corresponded (send me a pm). I hope all is well on your side. As sad as it sounds about the ATR white tail, I can see it makes sense to wa...Jump to post
Yes Peru as well has a very good economy right now. Regarding your statement, for sure there is no right or wrong answer, but I will try to figure it out. Both airlines, Lan Peru and Taca Peru started around the same year, Lan Peru in 1998 and Taca Peru in 1999, which means nothing when talking abo...Jump to post
Definitely a good strategy, they need to take care of what they really own and where they have the "power". It was really hard for them to try to keep a "hub" in Lima with the competitor being extremely aggressive and them not having to power to compete. They understood that the...Jump to post
Interesting developments at Caribbean Airlines with those 4 ATR72 additions. First of all, I hope they will get a complete livery and not just airline titles and no tail logo. I am hoping to see them get the new livery but I understand will be introduced later this year. Time will tell if I'm gonna ...Jump to post
correction: down 36% at the moment. The markets are pissed off. No where does the article mention anything about the markets being pissed off. It only says that Bombardier is reassessing its participation in the A220 project and that more investments are needed for this program. Where do you get th...Jump to post
If KE does want to change their current livery it must be minor just like KL, AF, LH. SQ was also rumored to update their livery, what is the status of this?