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by andrej
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 130484

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Fourth test plane will have 211 seats. "Russian airframer Irkut is to install a high-density seating layout in its fourth flight-test MC-21-300 aircraft. Irkut says the all-economy cabin of aircraft 004 will have 211 seats. The aircraft will be configured with a 28in seat pitch in the forward p...

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by andrej
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 10211

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

LHR does not need renaming. It is an icon and well known - globally. Everybody knows that it is a major gateway to London. As for its terminals, numbers system (i e. 1, 2,....,x) is easier to understand and navigate. Gates are eaiser to remember if there is a number (###) or a letter and a number (X...

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by andrej
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no direct flight between Singapore and Vienna?
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Why no direct flight between Singapore and Vienna?

Although VIE hosts several intra/international institutions such as OPEC, is there a demand for such service? It is not a financial hub (.vs ZRH, MUC) nor trade hub. It most likely makes sense (cost effectivity) to tag along VIE traffic to and from SIN via MUC, ZRH, and/or FRA). Unless you know trav...

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by andrej
Wed May 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 445
Views: 87686

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Hey guys, today I came across this video on the YouTube. Ethiopian 602 flight from Addis Ababa to Dubai. Allow me to share with you fuel page screen shot and a link to the video. Maybe you will find it useful and it may act as another real world data on the fuel consumption. https://i.imgur.com/wDl6...

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by andrej
Mon May 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28157

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

https://www.thenational.ae/business/avi ... r-1.860887
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And no bonuses for employees, due to the drop in net profits. So cost increase is faulted on employees? But dividends were paid...

https://www.thenational.ae/business/avi ... r-1.860887

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by andrej
Sun May 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28157

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Revenue was up not down...check you reading skills :)


Touche! OK. Revenues were up, profit was down. Good now? :)

However my point still stands. Why has the cost base increased so dramatically, resulting in a 69% drop of profit (net income). Many have offered possible reasons.

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by andrej
Sun May 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28157

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

One has to look at the financials to make a judgement call. Yes, you are right saying that they still make a profit. However judging from their statement (URL provided by you): Emirates reports a profit of AED 871 million (US$ 237 million), 69% down from the previous year Revenue increases by 6% to ...

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by andrej
Sun May 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates take delivery of a new plane
Replies: 12
Views: 6204

Re: Emirates take delivery of a new plane

Given the fact that 77W deliveries ended, A380 is slowing down, and EK is in midst of reogranization/preparstion for new fleets, I honeslty don't see this being breaking news. EK has many issues and needs to address them. Overcapacity and maxed out DXB are just a few of them. As with any organizatio...

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by andrej
Sun May 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 47629

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

I hope that this is not true. The entire BER saga is like a comedy. It is very unGerman like to have such a poor planning, construction, and fitting issues. BER is not big enough and they should already plan construction of another terminal. Till this day I question reasons to close THF and urgency ...

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by andrej
Sat May 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 28
Views: 4362

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

Phosphorus wrote:
Point of order. Traffic figures in UDJ become irrelevant somewhere in summer 2016


Thanks, yes the drop indicates something unusual, confirmed by your statement. But still, is 14,000 passengers per annum the benchmark? Or do you think it is more/less?

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by andrej
Sat May 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 28
Views: 4362

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

What is the primary airport in the area? LWO? IMHO and this is very unrealistic, but given the proximity of Slovakia to UDJ (after all it was part of Slovakia, there are historical links to the area, and UDH was more significant city than KSC in the region for example), if they would build terminal ...

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by andrej
Sat May 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 4069

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

A3801000 wrote:
Well it is made by Almaz Antey,....


One can say, that their products deliver....

But on a serious note, I believe that laser technology could be useful. Or use larger drone with a net.

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by andrej
Sat May 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42059

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Glad that everyone is OK. There are several possibilities, why this happened. I am looking forward to the final report. I've never heard of anyone here having bad experiences with them, unlike some of the Eastern-European airlines that operate these leases as well. Any specific airline(s) that you h...

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by andrej
Thu May 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7271

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

What remains OS's competitive advantage? Where are they strong? I believed that their strong hold was Russia/CIS. But given political environment (sanctions) there must be limited business traffic between Europe and Russia. And given weak oil price, the drilling/oil industry must also operate on re...

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by andrej
Wed May 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7271

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

What remains OS's competetive advantage? Where are they strong? I believed that their strong hold was Russia/CIS. But given political environment (sanctions) there must be limited business traffic between Europe and Russia. And given weak oil price, the drilling/oil industry must also operate on red...

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by andrej
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 20197

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

Boeing is under pressure and needs to resolve this MAX issue at the earliest. But do they already have all data, information, and comprehensive understanding what has happened to both flights? Boeing's and to a certain degree MAX's image is damaged, however it is recoverable. What is not recoverable...

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by andrej
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 116
Views: 20228

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

Indonesia just grounded MAXes from tomorrow.

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by andrej
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 243
Views: 70151

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

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by andrej
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privatair files for insolvency
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Rumour: Privatair bankruptcy?

5 no? 3 A319s and 2 737BBJs. For both, Privateair GE and CH.

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by andrej
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 747 over North Korea?
Replies: 7
Views: 4544

Re: Lufthansa 747 over North Korea?

Even today DLH740 took this airway. There are no NOTAMs forbidding to use it and it is normal airway (R224).

If DLH can overfly North Korea, then I don't see any issue with this. On contrary, it saves fuel making good for the environment.

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by andrej
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High cost ads-b and engines business jets
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: High cost ads-b and engines business jets

Thanks for interesting article. Towards the end of it, I had a feeling like this is product placement (i.e. do hourly engine programs, it is so much better). :) Yeah, quite expensive to do it via manufacturer. Zeke, if done via independent (albeit licenses) shop, this should be fine, correct? Cheers...

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by andrej
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA back to Boeings
Replies: 15
Views: 4589

CSA back to Boeings

According to Idnes article, CSA (OK) will introduce three B738s this November. The entire Airbus fleet is expected to be replaced in 2 years time. Hopefully, we will see MAX in CSA colors as well. Furthermore, at least one A319 will be wetleased to Eurowings for the winter season. This comes as no s...

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by andrej
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16739

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Totally rubbish and will not happen https://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-denies-reports-on-takeover-of-etihad-airways-1.2280734 Never say never. This is not an easy feast, but I would not be surprised if something comes out of it (i.e. closer cooperation than it is). Both airlines have o...

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by andrej
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 78
Views: 15135

Re: Air Italy Reports 90% Load Factors During Summer

eal wrote:
Very impressive, I'm interested in knowing what yields were like


This is the key point. I guess we will never know, but yields are more important than load factors (albeit theoretically, high LF may cover all expenses related to the flight). Nonetheless, good luck to them!

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by andrej
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16739

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

What about the new terminal at AUH? It's not like by merging they are moving out of AUH. They can still use their AUH facilities. There is no room to grow in DXB. DWC is still far from reasonable completion status - for FlyDubai, other LLCs, and cargo it is OK. AUH is very close to completion, and ...

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by andrej
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16739

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

lightsaber wrote:
Link please. There is much speculation on this, little fact.


Edited.

This is just preliminary, so talks/deal can break down and both parties can walk away. Finally, rulers have to give their blessing (which may be part of business decision and part of an ego decision).

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by andrej
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 79
Views: 16739

Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... st-airline
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Breaking news on Bloomberg.

Early stage talks for a possible take over of Etihad airline business by Emirates. Etihad would keep its maintenance business.

More to follow.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... st-airline

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by andrej
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7779

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

Could this order be related in any way of recent news that SU plans to expand/develop four (incl. St. Petersburg and Sochi) regional hubs?

Source: Vedomosti via Bloomberg

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by andrej
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 13198

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

All I can say is that I am happy to see so many people with connection to the Exter or Devon.

Living there myself during my post-grad days, I must say that it would be nice to have 6 rwys at EXT. However as others pointed out this is not feasible or economically justifiable.

Cheers,
Andrej

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by andrej
Sun May 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Crown Flights
Replies: 32
Views: 8203

Re: British Crown Flights

What is the difference between the Royal Suite and the First Class? Are there any photos available? How long does it take to install? How long in advance will the Buckingham Palace give a notice to the BA? Or is any travel planned months/weeks in advance so planes are gradually taken off the flight ...

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by andrej
Sun May 27, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Service Dog gives birth to puppies at TPA!
Replies: 22
Views: 2026

Re: Service Dog gives birth to puppies at TPA!

LAX772LR has valid questions. Sorry, but how is a service dog in service, when it is pregnant?

Yes, it is good news that it has healthy puppies. But it should not be "in service".

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by andrej
Fri May 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34980

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

At first, I was not too sure if this is best for NT. However, I am very impressed.

This is amazing! Simply put, an elegant refresh.

Lufthansa should learn how to refresh a corporate identity. This is the way to go.

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by andrej
Fri May 25, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4570

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

Is this a case of nasty LCCs eating the lunch of the larger legacy carriers or rather a case of Vienna Airport Management being sick of Bratislava stealing away income. Bratislava is closer to Vienna than some international airports which are associated with European Capital cities. Wasn't there a ...

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by andrej
Sun May 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33208

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Honest question. One of the benefits of working for one of the ME3 for an Expat is the lure of tax-free wages. However I’m guessing that once a majority of the pilots retire they would move back to their country of origin. What are the tax implications for countries such as the US, Canada, Australi...

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by andrej
Sat May 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33208

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

This is a serious safety concern. Considering time zones differences, transport to and from the airport as well is actual ability to rest once in the hotel, pilots are deprived of their quality rest. Like a preventive medicine is cheaper vs. reactive, so are other things. Crews are tired and they ca...

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by andrej
Sat May 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Executive Flight question
Replies: 11
Views: 1744

Re: Qatar Executive Flight question

32andBelow wrote:
Russia to west palm beach. Shocker.


On a Qatar Executive flight? Oh boy, talking about the globalization. :)

Hard to say, could be obe customer or several and positioning flights in between.

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by andrej
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could there be a YVR-VIE nonstop flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Could there be a YVR-VIE nonstop flight?

I don't think there is enough demand for a direct flight. Rather taking advantage of * Alliance via FRA or ZRH.

Does OS have a spare capacity in terms of lomg haul fleet?

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by andrej
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-400 flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5680

Re: First NW 747-400 flight

For those that own Aerowinx PS Manual, there was a section dedicated to an "inaugural flight". This is a walk-through of procedures of a flight from cockpit preparations to landing and shut-down. Coincidentally, one of the senior pilots that flew N661US back from NRT to JFK on June 2, 1989...

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by andrej
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8563

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

Is there a business case fot such route? What is your reasoning? I don't know the traffic statistics, so it is hard to say.

Obviously, it is 'doable', but then again so is BTS - PER.

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by andrej
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6541

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

Good news! Time to visit Kiev this summer.

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by andrej
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 9264

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

Initially Ryanair will buy 24.9%. Cost of investment to be less than EU50m Ryanair to provide additional EU50m for startup, operating costs in year one Expects airline to reach profitability by year three of operations, if plan to grow to 30 aircraft successful A320 to start with (up to 30) Soo...in...

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by andrej
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair announces first flights to Turkey
Replies: 16
Views: 4022

Re: Ryanair announces first flights to Turkey

Interesting choice...from Bratislava. I know that Turkey is a favorite tourist destination, but still. Are they aiming this to Austrian travelers as well (given the fact that VIE has greater amount of traffic to Turkey)? I am not complaining at all, good for BTS! I'd take a load of rowdy British tou...

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by andrej
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Post £28million Loss, First in 4 Years
Replies: 38
Views: 8679

Re: Virgin Atlantic Post £28million Loss, First in 4 Years

Although profit / loss is an important measure, don't forget to look at cash generation. Thus, loss making company is not necessarily a bad company. P&L is just one of mang factors that must be analysed/considered. Although, a long term loss making generaly signals problems and questions its goi...

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by andrej
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 9134

Re: Passengers fight on Southwest flight

Whenever there is an option of free check in vs. carrying it on board, I choose check in. Less hassle on board and just makes the whole experience more pleasant. And the bag usually arrives on belt within 10 minutes (sometimes it takes longer). I just don't like looking for an empty overhead space. ...

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by andrej
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings - You Vote. We Fly!
Replies: 8
Views: 2460

Re: Eurowings - You Vote. We Fly!

They already did it for SS18, where Mostar won and got 2 weekly flights each to both DUS and STR. Thanks for the info. I was not aware of that. ....so DUS is the most likely for KSC. VIE is too close as an airport. DUS would be OK (I presume that worldwide connections as well). KSC is closer to BUD...

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by andrej
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 20346

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

Sorry to hear this tragic news. If this was a suicide, it is a tragedy. Demons that drive a person to the commitment... . Nothing or nobody is worth it. But cancelling outbound flight seems a little ridiculous. As already stated, crew change was scheduled (albeit not easy on them). Employees and col...

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by andrej
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings - You Vote. We Fly!
Replies: 8
Views: 2460

Re: Eurowings - You Vote. We Fly!

vfw614 wrote:
KSC-CGN has failed twice with Sky Europe and Wizzair. MUC and TXL are no EW hubs to speak of.


From what I have heard, WizzAir had pretty high load-factor (I know, it's about the yield) on this route. Main reason was HUB consolidation in VIE.
DUS or MUC would work well.

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by andrej
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 20194

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

RYR announced new route from BTS to EIN. Initially - from June - it will be 2x weekly and from Octover 3x weekly. That's not the only new route they announced from Eindhoven. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/ryanair-opent-vier-nieuwe-routes-vanaf-eindhoven Flights to Brat...

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by andrej
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings - You Vote. We Fly!
Replies: 8
Views: 2460

Eurowings - You Vote. We Fly!

Over the past few days, I have seen many FB post, where Eurowings took on a democratic approach and allowed people to vote to their next destination. They have set up a website (https://www.vote-and-fly.com/) and had pretty massive campaign on FB (maybe other as well...but that is the only social me...

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