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by IndianicWorld
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 22150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

What is it with people looking to start new airlines. We all know the famous line about the fastest way to be a millionaire... start as a billionaire and then start an airline. The economic climate over the next few years will be brutal, which will effect everything from business to leisure demand. ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

Re: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots

If it’s not freight, sorry but they have gone mad.

As a freight venture it’s still a bold move but possible.

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 802
Views: 101022

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Given how unpredictable the situation is, it’s hard to work out how carriers have any way of sustaining any aggressive restart of their ops. Each day brings new headaches. In the case of Wizzair, their approach was likely based on trying to exploit increased confidence in the situation, but it doesn...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 22150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I feel for all the Melbourne based airline crew, the near-term future for them must not be looking great. Assuming they will all be stood down again, after finally starting to get back into the skies. With the current Victoria issues must be having an decent impact on the restart of domestic travel...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55091

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Why do some keep saying this is a bad flu. I think it’s fairly clear that the more this goes on, the more is learnt that makes it far more dangerous than that, with longer lasting damage to organs even with those that have survived. Once again, trying to suggest things will get back to normal becaus...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55091

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Things may appear to growing, but the point that some overlook is that the only true way to create a sustainable return to normality is through stopping the spread of the virus. Doing that will create confidence to return to a more solid platform to boost business demand, get people back to work and...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55104

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

VH-EBL has landed in BNE at this time. Flight QF6121, Inbound from storage at AVV. First QF 332 movement I’ve seen in months. Over the next few weeks you’ll see a number of the AVV stored A330’s ferried to SYD, MEL & BNE. I heard it through the grapevine AVV conditions are terrible for short to...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55091

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

[twoid][/twoid] September rolls around we are going to be dead as a doornail. No idea what will ultimately happen, but I don't know that leisure travel this year is really going to follow the typical cycle of leisure travel in normal times. Many have put off summer travel, are working remotely, and ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 805
Views: 146640

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

If Breeze can find a Midwestern city that can provide opportunities to kick start the operation that would be great to see. The major legacy hubs are largely already covered, So it would be unlikely they would target those as key bases, as it goes against their original stated plan. There are bound ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base
Replies: 46
Views: 7521

Re: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base

It’s very hard to work out the decisions being taken currently in Abu Dhabi. Etihad has been struggling, looking to find its ideal operating position again after a few years of pain. They start a JV with Air Arabia and set a course to hopefully assist broaden its reach. In comes this Wizz Air subsid...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6569

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

I just ran some quick numbers for the first few days of Transats operations resuming to figure out some load factors. This only includes Europe and South flights from July 23 to August 1st. There are a total of 65 flights being operated over these 9 days. Average for all 65 flights operated: YUL Av...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service
Replies: 61
Views: 8354

Re: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service

Seems that the mantra of keeping a simplified fleet is going out the door. Was once a cornerstone of starting a carrier, but in this carriers case it has been a hard airline to read but good luck to them.

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35203

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Hardly a surprise as it can try and take advantage of market opportunities at LAX once COVID moves on, but LGB seemed to be putting up numerous barriers along the way to grow. I do see LGB as a good opportunity for Breeze, but the reality is that it’s still very unknown what they want to target. Wha...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19671

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

As has been experienced in Australia, hotel quarantine is risky, especially with higher volumes and the potential for mistakes or issues of non-compliance to be found to occur. Given the time many have had to return home, the volumes traveling should not be as high as they are. Govt’s have the right...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR DOH-YYZ eff. July 4, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 3494

Re: QR DOH-YYZ eff. July 4, 2020

It sounds similar to the situation in Australia, where QR were given permission to operate BNE flights over certain periods of this COVID situation. It has obviously made strong moves to capture opportunities, likely in step with a diplomatic play to try and gain favour in the eyes of decision makers.

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68369

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

REX sets March 1 2021 for start of flights on the BNE-SYD-MEL 'golden triangle' using a fleet of 5-10 narrowbody jets https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/rex-flights-sydney-melbourne-brisbane Maybe they are planning to pickup the remains of TT and there a320 leases at an bargain price? Seems li...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://scontent.fper4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p640x640/93426699_10156900076011689_hi%203996311075715809280_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=9gusjaghJrUAX-mOKjv&_nc_ht=scontent.fper4-1.fna&_nc_tp=6&oh=5ae9465145726618d62a34211236fbba&oe=5EC3B8A3 This photo was taken...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 249
Views: 63218

Re: Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines could merge

That would be a very messy merger to put in place. So many hands in the pie to consider.

The concept likely works, as there really is no need for both carriers in most cases, but it will be a very painful process for many.

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15331

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

I think many are overstating the longer term impact of COVID-19. I tend to recall many saying similar things about significant past events (2001 esoecially) and although demand was hugely effected for a few years, it rebounded to record levels not that long after. The landscape will change, as carri...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report
Replies: 19
Views: 4822

Re: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report

It seems more and more that such a move would be like SU of years past. There were so many carriers in Russia at one point but that seems to have found a natural path of consolidation over time.

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I tend to think many have short memories really about DJ/VA. Back when it made the decision to move to its VA full service model, it was lauded as a great idea as the hybrid space that DJ had seemed to gravitate to was seen as a confusing brand position. There were numerous comments at the time sugg...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin Australia mulls interstate move to help save company https://www.afr.com/street-talk/virgin-australia-mulls-interstate-move-to-help-save-company-20200416-p54kal Virgin Australia is considering moving its corporate head office and Velocity Frequent Flyer businesses to Melbourne as part of its...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Is Victoria looking to provide a subsidy for this HQ move or something? Or are they posturing for a Qld government bailout instead? Really to me tho this smells of desperation more than anything... Certainly very strange logic I agree. I can’t see the govts being in a position to try and negotiate ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

See my post in the NZ aviation forum. I think it’s a wrong conclusion made from closing the NZ bases. Unless someone has the quote mentioned? I don't know how to post links here but there's a link to a news article in NZ forum (a post or two above my one) confirming from VA boss that they won't ret...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Emirates' current Australia plans according to Routes online Not current any more, EK is suspending ALL flights from March 25 for at least two weeks due to the UAE's ban on passenger flights. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/emirates-cancels-all-flights Yeah they were all off, then some were...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I believe there’s some speculation about Jetstar domestic temporarily stopping operations next week. We’ll know more in the coming days I guess. I really hope this doesn’t happen. It’s so hard to project what’s going to happen next. Given that borders are lately closed across the country (14 day se...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

QF 787s will be the backbone of international. It will take years until we see the industry at full steam ahead. I’m not completely convinced we’ll see the A380s on scheduled and regular route for many, many months. The 3 787’s to come will be arriving just in time to build a small schedule only to...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

So if you think that neither companies or individuals will have enough money to travel extensively as before, why do think JQ will "effectively close their doors"? If anything the post-COVID19 environment will favour those airlines with a low cost base - i.e. JQ I think that flag carriers...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Etihad changes BNE - no change MEL - reduces from 14 to 8 weekly, EY460/461 789 continues to be operated instead of previously planned 77W eff 29 Mar 20 SYD - EY450/451 77W continues to operate, 31 Mar - 30 Jun 20, EY454/455 789 replaces A388 1-10 Apr, 77W operates from 11 Apr 20 https://www.routes...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Etihad changes BNE - no change MEL - reduces from 14 to 8 weekly, EY460/461 789 continues to be operated instead of previously planned 77W eff 29 Mar 20 SYD - EY450/451 77W continues to operate, 31 Mar - 30 Jun 20, EY454/455 789 replaces A388 1-10 Apr, 77W operates from 11 Apr 20 https://www.routes...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I was over at MEL today and saw a Xiamen Air 787 at the terminal. When did they restart ops? Hadn’t expected them back, but things must be getting harder with the 14 day self isolation and the calls for no one to travel outside of Australia at this stage. Still wondering how numerous carriers are fi...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Report from a good mate who works for Tiger and has contact with management, says he would be shocked if company still exists by April. VA you mean or just TT? Honestly VA is in a very tricky position but I can’t see them going bust if it’s only a short pause, but anything past a few months will be...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146944

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

There doesn’t seem to be many ways out of this mess for Norwegian, as walking away from leases even under different AOC’s will more than likely carry some liability risk for them.

The size of the task ahead is mammoth, especially considering how weak they already were in better times.

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Further to what others have also said, I doubt there will be many international flights left at all in the next week or so as carriers pull their flights due to next to no demand. The only thing that may save some flights would be freight demand, as carriers can charge significant premiums to offset...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Silver lining: more domestic tourism, possibly where needed in the bushfire-hit regions Highly doubtful. Unless you believe there is currently a lot of domestic tourism being done in places like Italy or China...etc. Even sources of inelastic demand like domestic business trips are being cancelled ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines weathering well
Replies: 16
Views: 3660

Re: Flair Airlines withering well

My guess is they don’t last to see March 31. Oh, hey Jimbo! :rotfl: Seriously though, unless domestic travel has taken a massive decline in Canada, Flair should be the least hit during this. All air travel is taking a significant hit, but as they are only flying domestic routes, it mitigates some o...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66075

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Photo of all 3 carriers serving at AVV https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPVzBfSXUAAxSYJ?format=jpg https://twitter.com/SenSHenderson/status/1223350602014441473?s=20 How well does the AVV arrivals and departures faculties, handle two International flights at once? Is it like the chaos that OOL becomes wh...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24017

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

Super long haul sounds more like BNE-DFW, as I can’t see AA’s 789 having the range for MEL-DFW.

More LAX flying will just be a let down really.

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

The reality is that BNE is a far smaller market for China demand than SYD or MEL, but it is certainly a big move if MU don’t seem a viable market during much of the year. Adding in CA’s past exit from BNE-PEK, it’s less than ideal. The business links to SYD and MEL though are in another league, for ...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Daily Citilink AVV-DPS starting Later this month is official. https://www.bay939.com.au/news/local-news/112795-indonesian-airline-signs-onto-avalon-airport-flights Very bold move with only a few weeks between announcement and launch. It also appears that GA have also cut their Wednesday MEL-DPS flig...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

In other news, another forum seems to have details around daily DPS-AVV flights by Citilink Indonesia starting later this month. It is a very tight lead in time to try and sell a daily frequency, especially with no promotion of the flights. No announcements have been made to confirm this by the airl...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Don’t get too excited by those rumours. The same guy had been staring with confidence that AA were going to announce MEL-LAX only a couple of months ago. Btw, isn’t BNE-LAX going back to daily once the new SFO/ORD services start flying? QF have stated they will look to increase BNE-ORD/SFO frequenci...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

improved terminal facilities could also draw other carriers to the airport and bring more premium passengers to the Gold Coast region. Not really, MNL is a perfect case. It's a shocking airport, yet plenty of 'premium' carriers still fly there. It's not a case of build it and they will come. If the...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28612

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

I agree with an earlier post that MAN is better served by AA having flights into their hubs rather than having BA start services. VS/DL will likely look to strengthen their position in MAN, however there really doesn’t appear to be significant scope for a major increase in flights in the medium term...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

As you state there are quite a few destinations in Asia that JQ could develop. With there being large groups of Asian resident populations living in Australia you would think JQ would be doing back flips to target these groups. Unfortunately, their core market seems to be centered around Caucasians...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207708

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2020

Given that PHX-Europe routes overfly other AA hubs, it’s unlikely to see much in the way of additional destinations added.

There really doesn’t appear to be the premium demand or overall volume at good yields to justify additional flights outside of LHR out of PHX.

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

. *QF Group* x3 788s moved to QF mainline around Q4 2020: Initially on domestic runs for familiarisation until later announcements on what QF plans to do with them.. Could maybe be used on the Tasman? Anyone know how the PE has been selling like on the current temporary 789 service on SYD-AKL-SYD? ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54070

Re: Aegean new livery

You can actually sort of see the titles below the white tape on that last photo. They certainly look large, and fairly plain typeface-wise. Not only can you discern the title, but with some basic photo manipulation you can clearly see two large "strokes" on the tail. They correspond to th...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64558

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Qantas confirms that MEL-TYO will be switched from NRT to HND. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-shifts-melbourne-tokyo-flights-to-haneda-airport Good news for MEL, gives QF a competitive edge over JAL among corporate traffic and fragments QF away from putting all its eggs into the sud...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL
Replies: 38
Views: 7643

Re: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL

When was the last time you set foot in BNE? If you're thinking of BNE as it was when it was 1998 you'll come back to a rude shock I have an apartment and a house in BNE and I spend the majority of my time there. A couple of things. Queensland's population is nearly the same as Victoria but its a he...

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