The fith route will be Nantes - Nice 4x weekly replacing AF ORY - BIQ 19x per week NTE - MRS 10x NTE - TLS 10x NTE - MPL 5x ORY-BIQ currently sees 4 daily AF flight down from 6 or 7 pre-covid so that's quiet the reduction really. I'm afraid replacing Hop! ERJs with larger capacity Transavia 737s wi...Jump to post
Can anyone tell me where I can find a complete set of statistics on the number of travelers from Paris (CDG/ORY) to destinations all over the world (non-stop and connecting flights)? I am particularly interested in knowing what potential destinations AF could fly to, but actually doesn't. I know an...Jump to post
Hungary to close borders over rise in coronavirus infections
Exceptions for the ban on entry for foreigners would apply to military convoys and for humanitarian transit, as well as business or diplomatic travel.
Poland Re-Introduces Ban On Flights From 46 Countries Poland will ban flights from 46 countries, including the United States, Israel, Mexico, Brazil, France and Spain, as of Sept 2, according to a draft regulation published on Thursday, as the country grapples with a spike in coronavirus infections.Jump to post
Germany issues travel warning for Paris area, French Riviera
People entering Germany who have spent time in a risk area at any point within 14 days prior to arrival will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test and may be subject to self-quarantine depending on regional rules.
The train takes around an hour, with crossrail it will only take around 40 minutes. On a good day at Heathrow in 40 minutes you'll make it from T5C to the baggage hall. The appeal of LCY is 40 minutes after on chocks you're in the office. Crossrail won't remove that appeal. I second that. Plus Cros...Jump to post
Can't understand why they can't operate into places that are from other bases . The loss of gva will be a big loss for ski traffic They're closing the crew bases but from what I understand they will still operate routes from other bases to STN and NCL: "London Stansted and Newcastle will remai...Jump to post
Discontinued routes previously served by EasyJet in January 2020 STN: Bilbao, Cagliari, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Hurghada, Ljubljana, Lyon, Munich, Naples, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Paris Charles de Gaule, Prague and Tel Aviv SEN: Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Corvera, Faro, Geneva, La...Jump to post
What's Airbus' SOP for a runway overrun/incident like this? Looks like the evacuation slides have not been deployed, but the flaps and spoilers are still extended? I know for the B737, the flaps are fully extended to assist pax egress from the overwing emergency exits (should an emergency evacuatio...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:- In Lyon, Air France will consolidate its position by developing the HOP! and Transavia France.
What was the case until now? Only HOP!?
A very nice lineup at LHR in 1970 (photo from the Heathrow Classic Movements group on FB): https://scontent-ams4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/116017786_1604979639661492_4148962986357356276_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=fYEH7dOf0yAAX_vfr3L&_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.xx&oh=9b880fdd56...Jump to post
Air France has reached a tentative deal with its pilots to transfer some domestic services to low-cost subsidiary Transavia. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-restructuring/air-france-pilots-in-draft-deal-on-low-cost-domestic-flights-idUSKCN24L24Y Deal reported will allow Transavia ...Jump to post
Sorry I should have been more specific. Boarding actually took place though the front right door as well. So my question is why a front right door and not a left door? https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/230/230447_800.jpg A video from "Are you being served" with boarding the front right do...Jump to post
Some AF A380s at LDE along with some other big boys. https://scontent-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/107378312_2953125288149108_5295421695195592256_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=DhbQAGhIwVEAX_SgSev&_nc_ht=scontent-vie1-1.xx&oh=d53747e47cd5715357de6c981c8be4b1&oe=5F29DFFFJump to post
Orly reopened after 3-months with first flight operated by Transavia to Porto Extinction Rebellion activists stormed the runway. How they managed to enter the airfield perimeter? Specially after "The activists warned the airport's security 20 minutes before they stormed the runway"! Clima...Jump to post
[quote="ro1960"]Interesting news today:
France domestic flight ban will apply to low-cost airlines
I'm reposting as the link was mistyped.
Interesting news today: France domestic flight ban will apply to low-cost airlines Which raises a question: How will that fare with the EU rules? Will Brussels reject the French government's law? It's based on environmental concerns so it shouldn't concern anti-trust regulators (environmental const...Jump to post
Interesting news today:
France domestic flight ban will apply to low-cost airlines
Which raises a question:
How will that fare with the EU rules? Will Brussels reject the French government's law?
I was wondering exactly that question... I was thinking, obviously pre-covid 19, why wouldn't Aeroflot for example, or other Russian airlines, use the An-225 in passenger service? At the very least, they could claim having the largest airplane in history in service, topping both 747 and A380 user a...Jump to post
The older one, in French, is from 1962 and it is - what we would call today - a trip report of a SABENA Caravelle flight from Brussels to Madrid, on to Lisbon and then to Las Palmas. It is called " Sabena Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Travelogue - 1962 ". There are many impressions of the...Jump to post
Contrary to most European airlines who moved towards the DC-9 and the 737, Air France kept the Caravelle in its fleet into the late 80s. Something to do with the government not allowing AF to buy the 737 just yet (not sure). As a matter of fact, Air France retired the Caravelle in 1981, but would o...Jump to post
What a great idea this thread is. Thanks @VirginFLyer. The Caravelle has been a big part of my childhood as my mom worked as a cabin cleaner at NCE in the 1960s (hence my avatar photo). Occasionally she would take me to spend the day at work with her and I was lucky to approach many of the type befo...Jump to post
Anyone knows why the main door is on the right? I believe it is because the door on the left is part of the cargo door on the Series 11R - it appears it may not go all the way to floor level. This photo shows it well: 145451 V/F Thanks. Indeed you see the outline of the cargo door. Was there many c...Jump to post
A nice video of one of the later Caravelle operational flights to Libreville, in 1999. https://youtu.be/TT3vioHx1g4 I plan to make 282 posts over the course of this thread :bigthumbsup: Nice video indeed. Love the detail shots and the landing! Anyone knows why the main door is on the right?Jump to post
Is the railway system really that competitive in Europe? I remember some years ago I had to travel to northern Netherlands (Franker) and then to the south (Maastricht). Both times I flew into AMS from where I took a train to my final destination. Personally, it was horrible with so many stops, chan...Jump to post
This is nonsense form the Green Party of Austria. This will benefit Bratislava. LH might not want to continue with the OS brand. And people will not want to travel to Vienna for a weekend getaway. LCC's will definitely go for Bratislava as far as Vienna goes. With regards to other destinations such...Jump to post
AF announce their A380s will leave the fleet, effective immediately.
Transat Cancels Flights Through June as COVID-19 Crisis Continues
“Customers with departure dates for flights or vacation packages between March 17th and June 25th are eligible to receive a future travel credit in the value of the original amount paid,”
American Airlines is resuming flights to continental Europe for the first time since the coronavirus shut down by launching daily nonstop service from DFW to MAD. https://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/aviation/american-airlines/article242522401.html Strange move as both countries are amongst ...Jump to post
WayexTDI wrote:ro1960 wrote:All the Breguet Deux-Ponts BR-763 were named "Provence"!
Well, it was the aircraft model that was named Breguet Br 763 Provence, not an Air France naming scheme; even if all 12 produced went to Air France.
Back in the day, the 707s were Chateaux I know, and Caravelles were Departements I think? The Caravelles had French Province names (current and historical ones). Wikipedia has a very extensive list of all AF aircraft with regs and names. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_avions_d%27Air_FranceJump to post
F-GKXI was christened ROISSY EN FRANCE, First Airbus 320-200 to receive a name. It is safe to say that all Airbus planes are getting French cities names. Actually F-GFKJ bore the name "Pays de Roissy CDG" with the retro livery. Before that it was named "Copenhague". Scrapped in ...Jump to post
A human did that damage to a landing airceaft?! Wow! Ever seen what happens to a car if you hit a deer (~100kg) at 100km/h. You can be lucky if the car is not totalled. So depending how fast the aircraft was, this is a relatively small damage or the nacelle is really sturdy. Here's what happens whe...Jump to post
Sorry if this was posted before but I didn't find it with the search engine.
Impressive damage to the hull for birds strike.
This has been discussed further up the thread. :-) Sorry! I'm following one too many AFKL threads. They don't need to have feeder flights into CDG if there are alternatives by train. Changing planes and changing trains at the same airport isn't a major difference, except if you need to carry a lot ...Jump to post
"The Air France-KLM group suffered the first effects of the Covid-19 on its traffic with a net loss of 1.8 billion euros in the first quarter."
Article in French
Also AF to open talks with unions in June about job cuts.
Air France job cuts set to test CEO Smith's consensual style
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52527517 A French government plan to rescue Air France is contingent on the carrier scrapping domestic flights, the country's economy minister has said. I usually place BBC high on the media scale but here they got it wrong. What Le Maire said: "Without ...Jump to post
[ 11. AF was really hitting all cylinders before COVID with strong profits in last quarter of 2019. and for the year I think AFKL made 1.2 billion euros. Hard to imagine socialists can make money, pay workers fairly, invest in reducing carbon foot print, and have a good product. I'm no financial ex...Jump to post
There's a difference between deleting and limiting. The media and Bruno Lemaire relayed the information that the lines were going to be closed. However, it was only decided that ticket sales to destinations within 2h30 by TGV would no longer be possible for point-to-point, but that connecting passe...Jump to post
Small correction: "only three AF domestic routes DO have a 2h30 train alternative" For the moment, these routes would be the most affected by the new rule. Indeed. Thanks for the correction. AFAIK out of these, only LYS could be axed with a TGV leaving directly from CDG airport. Hence the...Jump to post