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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
Revenue was up not down...check you reading skills
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Phosphorus wrote:Point of order. Traffic figures in UDJ become irrelevant somewhere in summer 2016
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Indonesia just grounded MAXes from tomorrow.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
eal wrote:Very impressive, I'm interested in knowing what yields were like
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 ...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Link please. There is much speculation on this, little fact.
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
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
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
vfw614 wrote:KSC-CGN has failed twice with Sky Europe and Wizzair. MUC and TXL are no EW hubs to speak of.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post