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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 41119

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

QF will likely be ordering the next batch of 787’s next year I think I read recently. It will continue to order in smaller batches to manage its capex. I think that with the 6 new frames coming, the announced SYD-SFO/SCL routes would take up the bulk of those frames. Still likely have 2 aircraft it ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 386
Views: 65018

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Pretty much every in depth analysis in the tech ops thread showed the 777-8 could fly 5t of extra payload between London and Sydney. An extra 50 passengers can easily justify a greater trip fuel burn. I'm not sure what has changed to make the A350-1000 the front runner. The fuel burn estimates were...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 55
Views: 9329

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Having just been through IAD in the last few weeks (along with DCA), I am happy to see the airport growing. When I look at the development in that region, with the amount of commercial and residential demand that would be generated around there, there is a strong base to work from. Loved using the m...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 386
Views: 65018

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Pretty much every in depth analysis in the tech ops thread showed the 777-8 could fly 5t of extra payload between London and Sydney. An extra 50 passengers can easily justify a greater trip fuel burn. I'm not sure what has changed to make the A350-1000 the front runner. The fuel burn estimates were...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 137
Views: 16830

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Every carrier has their terms of carriage, so whether people like it or not, following the rules is important. By the sounds of this event, the passengers must have acted quite badly to receive this level of ban from AC. No carrier will go to those lengths without a valid reason. There are 2 sides t...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 386
Views: 65018

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

For an airline like QF, the main benefit that I see for the A350-1000 as a whole is the versatility it could bring, compared to the larger, heavier 777X. If the A350-1000ULR does meet the mission requirements, I do think that QF ordering the standard -1000 model would also be on the cards. It would ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 41119

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

If QF were to look at launching SEA, it would be from SYD, given that it is easily within range for the 789 Most of the corporate demand that would come from the route would be bound for SYD (ie. Microsoft), but given the amount of capacity it is adding across the joint QF/AA JV, it’s hard to see th...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57621

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

According to travel daily, after the Sharia Laws were introduced, reservations dropped for 1-2 weeks before they went back up to ‘above trend’. They also hoping to increase to daily as soon as possible. Good signs so far which is good. The flight should be daily (if aircraft rotation permits with t...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6182

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Frankly, I don’t think they would be crazy enough to attempt it. The risks are high, as the development costs would be just as large to get anything competitive developed and built. The next major airspace company will come from China. It’s just a matter of time really that COMAC can get to a scale ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14904

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

It may not be a big loss in isolation, but it does show that airlines will look for alternatives in the face of a situation like this. I have read just as many comments on here over time how things are falling apart for Airbus if they lose an order this side or smaller, whether it’s a firmed or an M...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14189

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Failed takeover attempt. I presume you mean IAG running a mile after getting a look at Norwegian’s books. I think it was O’Leary who said “I’m not interested in catching falling knives” when asked about a potential takeover himself. The Low Cost Long Haul failures are many, just recently we’ve had ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385408

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

When it comes to safety, some things just shouldn’t be outsourced. Risk mitigation would be key, and given how important some of the work that had been outsourced was to getting this software right, it’s hardly ideal to lose some control over that process. Every business grapples with cost vs effici...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14189

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

There seems to be a lot of tough decisions being taken at Norwegian, which are wise but one wonders how they let things go that far in the first place. Such a drastic network change does indicate the challenges they are facing getting the model to work, but the biggest issue they have is what can th...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19075

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

Boeing will never change unless one of the following happens A. 737 MAX never gets the go ahead to fly again by any regulator B. Stock price plummets C. A preferred customer publicly cancels an order and takes their money straight to Europe D. US government throws them the book with heavy fines and...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I find the comments around the virtual network to be quite odd, given that VA are in no position to expand their own ops to have control over those services. The virtual network seems to be more of a necessity. As for HNA, who knows what their priorities are. Given their challenges, that may change ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9455

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

The endless lobbying by the US3 must be going further up the chain than even we realise given the need for this statement. If it is within the rules of the agreement, it’s best they stop whining and get on with delivering to improve their product and service to compete. Multi billion dollar profits ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

HBA to use ramps instead of stairs from November. https://development.hobartairport.com.au/news-updates/ramping-up-our-commitment-to-safety Thank you for this link and news. Another article below said that a passenger ended up in hospital after falling down the stairs. This does not surprise me unf...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Malindo already upgauging the new SYD service before it even launches. Will still launch with 738s on 14 August but effective 27 October upgauging to 737-900ER. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285140/malindo-air-nw19-sydney-aircraft-changes/ OD171 KUL1700 – 2010DPS2110 – 0615+1SYD...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 14519

Re: Finnair to launch Helsinki—Beijing Daxing this November, becoming 1st inter’l carrier to operate at both PKX and PEK

Interesting move.

A bit out of the box really, given that it will likely increase operational costs.

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rome pulling off a hat trick of routes to Chinese Tier 2 cities on HU, CA, 3U
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: Rome pulling off a hat trick of routes to Chinese Tier 2 cities on HU, CA, 3U

Good luck to them, can't see it being sustainable with questionable yields from the secondary cities to Rome. (e.g like the flurry of tier 2 Chinese Cities flights to Sydney and Melbourne in Australia), but wouldn't mind if proven wrong in the long-term. Sydney seems to be losing a few here and the...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18324

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

IAH-MLB would be funnier though. Space themed but certainly nothing to class as a big announcement :)

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18324

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Hey why not hope they launch something random like IAH-MEL.. that’s a trip light years away by most flight standards :)

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9286

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

We can only hope that cool heads do prevail but at the end of the day it’s too hard to predict just how things will play out. Places like DXB, AUH and DOH will all be affected if things escalate, as the safety of air corridors will be difficult to determine. Significant escalation broadens out the r...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sorry - I meant CNS/OOL-Japan! All good. Yeah, the A321XLR would be a great fit for those routes. The 788’s can then move to be based purely at MEL and SYD/Badgery’s Creek, strengthening the offering at the 2 main bases and providing new options across the country also for JQ to explore internation...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think the A321XLR makes a lot of sense for JQ. I think the CNS/OOL-HNL routes will go A321XLR. Good chances the same for all Bali routes and probably SGN. Would the 321xlr be able to do MEL-BKK/HKT and SYD-HKT? This would leave only HNL as the only aircraft needing the 788. Certainly makes you wo...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21490

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

In all honesty, it’s fairly hard for an airline like B6 to speak out too much about trans-Pacific flights that they don’t even come close to competing on. Given that QF have come out already with announcements for BNE-SFO/ORD, they must be fairly confident it will get final approval. Thinking outsid...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think the A321XLR makes a lot of sense for JQ. I think the CNS/OOL-HNL routes will go A321XLR. Good chances the same for all Bali routes and probably SGN. Would the 321xlr be able to do MEL-BKK/HKT and SYD-HKT? This would leave only HNL as the only aircraft needing the 788. Certainly makes you wo...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32690

Re: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options

I must say I’m pleasantly surprised but also baffled by this decision at the same time. I can see the logic in taking the A330-900, given it already has the A330-200/300 and will soon have the A350-1000, but with the 787-9 already in the fleet at that size class seemed to be the way they would head ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7461

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

I’ve seen a few of that guys videos before and honestly I just find the vibe of his videos to be too negative and at times overdramatic. I give him and others credit for their work, but there do appear to be a few other trip reporters out there that seem to have content I connect to more. As for Sky...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft. Plenty of time for that. And I suspect somewhat dependent on the Sunrise decision and timing. With last night's announcement of the 321XLR I also wonder whether a small fleet based at BNE, ADL and CBR is a possibility for flights to SIN, HKG and NR...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

If geography was the key criteria to service, MEL should be their South American and South African base from the East Coast for instance, but that’s not how it works. No not really. SYD and MEL are within 30nm of each other wrt SCL (and there's only about 150nm in it for GRU) so id say theyre both ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

If geography was the key criteria to service, MEL should be their South American and South African base from the East Coast for instance, but that’s not how it works. No not really. SYD and MEL are within 30nm of each other wrt SCL (and there's only about 150nm in it for GRU) so id say theyre both ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I'm not quite understanding the talk/point of starting this service in Sydney? Sometimes those who are unaware of Australia's population geography suggest that Sydney and Melbourne are the only two catchment areas large enough to support new routes to previously unserved destinations. They often fa...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I'm not quite understanding the talk/point of starting this service in Sydney? Sometimes those who are unaware of Australia's population geography suggest that Sydney and Melbourne are the only two catchment areas large enough to support new routes to previously unserved destinations. They often fa...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3074

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Keeping the airport open without pax operations signs likely still be a possibility.

The costs of maintenance and operations at the terminal would be high, especially with the level of service it now gets.

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9777

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

Such an odd situation. Wielding such power to block competitors is certainly not going to help other areas of the country outside Seoul in this case. Seems extremely myopic to then turn around and expect others to pay for the potential loses it may bring just because competitors may actually service...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific Europe network
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Cathay Pacific Europe network

It’s good to see the Asian carriers in a position to explore new routes in Europe after years of stagnation at the hands of the ME3 in particular.

The A350 has certainly helped to make some of these routes more appealing, so hopefully things continue to strengthen for them.

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 171
Views: 6830

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Just watched the Airbus-JAL A350 handover ceremony on YouTube and can only hope it goes well for them. Even though the standard A350 is optimised for longer range routes, it appears that this model that JAL have is a 217T version based on the speaker from Airbus stated. No idea how it works but it ...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 107
Views: 12345

Re: European LCC

I was going to mention pretty much the same. On top, you also have airlines like LOT or SAS, whom were destined for bankruptcy or takeover 10 years ago, but are now strong and thriving brands. Does anybody really see LOT as a takeover target any more? Even TAROM has proven remarkably resilient in t...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 171
Views: 6830

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Just watched the Airbus-JAL A350 handover ceremony on YouTube and can only hope it goes well for them. Even though the standard A350 is optimised for longer range routes, it appears that this model that JAL have is a 217T (if I heard it right) version based on the speaker from Airbus stated. Best of...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 107
Views: 12345

Re: European LCC

That is true, but it is very unlikely that new airline would become a major player in the industry and could actually compete against these large groups. But you missed the point. Those already large airlines I mentioned that are currently operating will probably be part of history in the near futu...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to launch PKX as the largest home hub carrier by relocating fully to Beijing’s new mega-airport
Replies: 29
Views: 6069

Re: China Southern to launch PKX as the largest home hub carrier by relocating fully to Beijing’s new mega-airport

I always assumed non-Star airlines would be moving en mass to PKX leaving PEK to be nearly all Star. This comes as no surprise but its interesting that CZ won't be operating any flights to PEK from it's other China hubs. I think China Eastern and will split their ops, but CZ have a different strate...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to launch PKX as the largest home hub carrier by relocating fully to Beijing’s new mega-airport
Replies: 29
Views: 6069

Re: China Southern to launch PKX as the largest home hub carrier by relocating fully to Beijing’s new mega-airport

To facilitate some of this growth in the short term at PKX, will this affect any of their CAN international network? Given the scale of the Chinese market it may not, but will be interesting to see how their hub focus strategy works. I think South Pacific and ASEAN routes will stay in CAN. PKX will...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to launch PKX as the largest home hub carrier by relocating fully to Beijing’s new mega-airport
Replies: 29
Views: 6069

Re: China Southern to launch PKX as the largest home hub carrier by relocating fully to Beijing’s new mega-airport

To facilitate some of this growth in the short term at PKX, will this affect any of their CAN international network?

Given the scale of the Chinese market it may not, but will be interesting to see how their hub focus strategy works.

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 107
Views: 12345

Re: European LCC

Consolidation in Europe will take longer but it is already on its way. AF-KLM IAG LH Group Who would have thought that some of the carriers that now form part of those 3 groups would have merged if looking at things at the turn of the century? Likely most would have laughed at it off as impossible, ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 151
Views: 31192

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

I really would like to see MH succeed, but honestly can’t see a way forward for them, especially if political interference continues to cause issues with any change that is suggested. They have had a couple of highly regarded CEO’s in recent years and none could get the traction they needed, likely ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 107
Views: 12345

Re: European LCC

I do wonder in future if Wizzair and Easyjet may well make good candidates to merge. Their fleets and networks match well, and as Wizzair continues to shift its focus westward, there will be added pressures. The way that this industry evolves, it’s hard to keep up sometime, so even if it seems far f...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The pattern with NZ services continues. LF by Airline: QF 86.8 JQ 85.8 NZ 83.1 VA 68.1 QF, JQ and NZ have dropped approx 2% each but VA has plummeted over 14.5% since last March. Ouch! I do wonder what will happen to NZ as more and more flights over fly AKL to the US, Canada, and South America. A l...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Government Approved Jet Airways Reboot Version 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 2045

Re: Indian Government Approved Jet Airways Reboot Version 3.0

Given that other airlines have had opportunities to strengthen their positions during Jet’s issues, it’s hard to see how it can profitability grow to a significant scale any time soon. Overall, it may play a strategic role for partner carriers, and find a niche in a crowded market domestically, but ...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic set to deepen ties https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/virgin-australia-and-virgin-atlantic-set-to-deepen-t-458797/ Interesting but not unexpected move. Seems that VA continues to try and develop new avenues to strengthen its own limited international rou...

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