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by ro1960
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)
Replies: 56
Views: 7990

Re: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)

But I thought MLE is not that large, is there enough parking space to keep a widebody parked for 1,5 days, assuming they are not the only airlines operating this kind of schedule? Apparently yes, I suppose... The airport has been expanded with a new runway and more stands near the threshold of the ...

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by ro1960
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread - 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: French routes news thread - 2021

AF to start flights to Denver, CO from July 2 til October 29, 2021 with a Boeing 787-9.

WE-FR-SU: AF630 CDG 13h10 - DEN 15h20
WE-FR-SU: AF631 DEN 17h30 - CDG 10H50 (+1)

It's the first time AF serves Denver.

https://onemileatatime.com/air-france-denver-flights/

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by ro1960
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Blerg wrote:
Do we know how much China (Eastern) gave in terms of capital? I am surprised they didn't ask for shares.


There is a breakdown of the shares further up the thread.
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1456051&start=200#p22733145

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by ro1960
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

AF to operate flights between Paris and Maputo from 20 June 2021, twice a week via JNB:

TH, SU: AF990 CDG 23h25 - MPM 13h10
MO, FR : AF995 MPM 15h45 - CDG 05h45

https://twitter.com/airplusnews/status/1380829419841945615?s=20

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by ro1960
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread - 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: French routes news thread - 2021

AF to operate flights between Paris and Maputo from 20 June 2021, twice a week via JNB:

TH, SU: AF990 CDG 23h25 - MPM 13h10
MO, FR : AF995 MPM 15h45 - CDG 05h45

https://twitter.com/airplusnews/status/1380829419841945615?s=20

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by ro1960
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

back when there were more US carriers and they had a more regional focus there were huge swings in profitability between seasons; whereas now the larger networks and diversity of hubs allow AA/DL/UA to move the fleet around from North/South to East/West between Winter and Summer...and likewise ramp...

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by ro1960
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Orly on the other hand is more restricted (mostly for political reasons but also due to the lack of parallel runways). ORY has dual runway operations although not quite parallel (one for landings, one for take-offs). The real restriction comes from the curfew between 23h30 and 6h00. CDG is open 24 ...

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by ro1960
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Great deal for AF. Only 18 slots at Orly and 0 at CDG? hopefully this will be enough to get the flying baguettes through this crisis. AF wants to shift routes at ORY from AF to TO that has lower operational costs. This could limit this expansion. It's unclear if the slots belong to the airline Air ...

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by ro1960
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Great deal for AF. Only 18 slots at Orly and 0 at CDG? hopefully this will be enough to get the flying baguettes through this crisis. AF wants to shift routes at ORY from AF to TO that has lower operational costs. This could limit this expansion. It's unclear if the slots belong to the airline Air ...

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by ro1960
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Details are being released since this morning announcement: "Bruno Le Maire, France’s finance minister, said Tuesday that the new aid is taking the form of a state-backed recapitalization, which involves converting €3 billion in loans the government granted the airline last year into bonds with...

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by ro1960
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

French finance minister Bruno Lemaire just announced on France Inter radio a new 3 billion euros aid for Air France by raising the French government stake from 14,3% to 29,9%. In return, AF will have to give up 18 slots at ORY. The European Commission initially asked for 24. So is that 30% stake in...

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by ro1960
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

French finance minister Bruno Lemaire just announced on France Inter radio a new 3 billion euros aid for Air France by raising the French government stake from 14,3% to 29,9%. In return, AF will have to give up 18 slots at ORY. The European Commission initially asked for 24.

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by ro1960
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

We are talking about three days out of how many? The legal minimum in France is 25 days or 5 weeks per year. Then each company can have their own set of rules adding to that. I can't say for AF, but it's probably more than 25 and depends on the job type. FA and pilots certainly have more than groun...

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by ro1960
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

They're asking but the law has been changed for the pandemic, allowing companies to force people to take some of their holidays anyway. Yes the law allows employers to plan holidays for their employees even if they don't want. This does not change the number of vacation days. What is being asked is...

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by ro1960
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread - 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: French routes news thread - 2021

Twin Jet (T7) is planning a twice weekly flight between LPY (Le-Puy-en-Velay) and ORY from April 13, 2021 on.

Tu-Th: LPY 06h50 - ORY 08h00
Tu-Th: ORY 18h50 - LPY 19h55

Operated with a Beechcraft 1900. Roundtrip at €200. Possibility to become daily Mo-Fr.

Article in French

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by ro1960
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread - 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: French routes news thread - 2021

From the "Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021":

Air France is planning several seasonal routes for Summer 21

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by ro1960
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Do we know what vaccines they will accept on those flights? Yesterday we saw the scandal where the EU refused to recognize Chinese and Russian vaccines. Hopefully AF is smarter than that, especially since they are in the same alliance with Russian and Chinese carriers. What scandal are you referrin...

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by ro1960
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Do we know what vaccines they will accept on those flights? Yesterday we saw the scandal where the EU refused to recognize Chinese and Russian vaccines. Hopefully AF is smarter than that, especially since they are in the same alliance with Russian and Chinese carriers. What scandal are you referrin...

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by ro1960
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

On a lighter note... Balmain’s fashion designer Olivier Rousteing used Air France’s 777 and A350 at CDG for their latest show. https://youtu.be/V831DUHHUwI It’s interesting to note that Balmain never designed uniforms for AF unlike many other French designers. They’ve been designing SQ’s uniforms fo...

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LAXintl wrote:


Green washing? :mrgreen:

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by ro1960
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Air France Industries will expand its Orly MRO facilities where it currently employs 3,000 with a new workshop designed to expand engine overhaul capacity on behalf of the group. New facility is expected be open in 2023. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvLUgzUXEAUqRNf?format=jpg&name=small https://...

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by ro1960
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 455346

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

"National carrier Czech Airlines - which has been hit hard by the current coronavirus crisis and has been denied a € 42m bailout requested by airline owner Smartwings earlier this month - is planning to lay off its 430 remaining employees, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday (Feb...

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by ro1960
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14608

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

To be fair, Jacques Chirac died only 18 months ago; give it some time for people to get used to the new name. Charles de Gaulle died more than 50 years ago. French people must not have gotten the news, they still call CDG "Roissy" (see previous posts). :D Disagree. Many people in France c...

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by ro1960
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14608

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

ewt340 wrote:
Should have gone with a simple "Las Vegas International Airport" or "Casino Airport".


I'll let you read what the word means for Italians :D Spot on if you ask me !

https://www.wordreference.com/iten/casino

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by ro1960
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14608

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

WayexTDI wrote:
To be fair, Jacques Chirac died only 18 months ago; give it some time for people to get used to the new name.


Charles de Gaulle died more than 50 years ago. French people must not have gotten the news, they still call CDG "Roissy" (see previous posts). :D

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by ro1960
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14608

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

I think it is a wise policy to wait until the person has passed and some time has gone by before making major naming decisions. I guess this varies from country to country. In France public buildings or streets are named after famous people only after their deaths. I believe it has to do with owner...

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by ro1960
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14608

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

For CDG, "maybe" it's because it is actually located in Roissy-en-France??? So, it wasn't named for anything else than it's geographical location. The project started as Paris Nord in 1964. Indeed it's because it's partially located in Roissy-en-France. The name "Roissy" is used...

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by ro1960
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14608

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

This is patently false. Off the top of my head... BOS = Logan Airport to the locals BDL = Bradley to the locals AUS = Bergstrom to the locals ATL = Hartsfield to the locals SNA = John Wayne Airport to the locals STL = Lambert Field to the locals I'm sure there are many more but you get the point. C...

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by ro1960
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 455346

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

LGW will conduct flight operations from only its North Terminal at least through mid-2021.

https://airwaysmag.com/airports/gatwick-operations-north-terminal/?fbclid=IwAR3Rc-N9yOzXYPUthneXmKm5_FPgimPJJYE3iz5rCu4zkLLUE0sr4dTlQj4

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by ro1960
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 455346

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

EU Extends Slot Waiver until Autumn “The new slot waiver requires airlines to use at least 50% of their take-off and landing slots in order to be able to maintain them for the following year.” https://airwaysmag.com/industry/eu-extends-slot-waiver-until-autumn/?fbclid=IwAR2cnL1scb3Tuavgp2nTHWwDwK6Yl...

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by ro1960
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 455346

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Paris Orly Terminal 4 closed until further notice due to the closure of French borders to countries outside the EU and to overseas territories. https://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2021/02/15/fortement-affecte-par-la-crise-sanitaire-l-aeroport-d-orly-ferme-son-terminal-4_6070059_3234.html

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by ro1960
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 455346

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

CDG T4 project shelved in its current form. "In an announcement made on February 11th, 2021, the Government requests Groupe ADP to present a new development project for Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport after the termination of the Terminal 4 project. Groupe ADP takes note of this request which i...

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by ro1960
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

The French government announces the abandonment of expansion plans for Air France's main hub CDG. A source in French can be found here https://www.20minutes.fr/paris/2974611-20210211-aeroport-roissy-charles-gaulle-projet-extension-abandonne-annonce-barbara-pompili It is an abandonment of the projec...

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by ro1960
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

The French government announces the abandonment of expansion plans for Air France's main hub CDG. A source in French can be found here https://www.20minutes.fr/paris/2974611-20210211-aeroport-roissy-charles-gaulle-projet-extension-abandonne-annonce-barbara-pompili It is an abandonment of the projec...

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by ro1960
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Seems the green light from the European Commission for the recapitalization project of Air France-KLM could involve the return of airport slots at Paris-Orly and Amsterdam similar to what EC asked of Lufthansa at FRA and MUC. https://www.air-journal.fr/2021-02-03-air-france-creneaux-contre-recapita...

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Article in Les Echos : "The Hague would like, as part of this recapitalization, to inject capital at the level of the KLM subsidiary and not of the Air France-KLM group. This would go against the intentions of Paris which, for its part, argues that any investment at the level of the parent com...

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by ro1960
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

FlyingHonu001 wrote:
AF and KL are already seperate companies, existing under the management of the Group so there is no need of breaking it up.


I think you got it backward. Maybe someone with expertise can enlighten us.

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by ro1960
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Or perhaps both Dutch and French governments agree to a joint nationalization and operation of the group. What about all the other subsidiaries? Transavia FR, Transavia NL, Hop!, etc. If nationalization is being considered, not much will change imho. AFAIK; HOP is currently being integrated into AF...

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by ro1960
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

From what I gather France is speaking about nationalizing AF which is one of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of the group. How this is structured, I am not sure, but seems French state is focused on the French brands, not of the larger group. And yes consolidation of functions should be a strong desi...

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by ro1960
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 273
Views: 57088

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

From what I gather France is speaking about nationalizing AF which is one of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of the group. How this is structured, I am not sure, but seems French state is focused on the French brands, not of the larger group. And yes consolidation of functions should be a strong desi...

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by ro1960
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 101423

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

According to information from French site "La Tribune", Transavia France could see its fleet go from 40 to 80 units with 5 years with deliveries of up to 20 aircraft in 2021 and 2022. The article is behind a paywall so I couldn't read it whole but it's title is interesting (Air France's se...

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by ro1960
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 455346

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Netherlands to go into tough, five-week lockdown until January 19 :

Prime Minister Rutte "appealed to people to postpone non-essential international travel until March 15, two months later than a previous recommendation."

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by ro1960
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does 787(and maybe A350) landing gear looks titled down instead of up during departure?
Replies: 28
Views: 4149

Re: Why does 787(and maybe A350) landing gear looks titled down instead of up during departure?

The 787, while taking off, has gears tilted down like a 767, but prior to approach it seems like it's tilted up, just like a 757 or an A330. Does the angle of the gear change with the pitch of the airplane? If so, why is that? Edit:never mind, it just becomes tilted down right before entering the w...

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by ro1960
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 455346

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The 2021 edition of the Paris Air Show is canceled. This was to be held from June 21 to 27. "The next edition of the Paris Air Show will be held in June 2023, on a date which will be communicated soon", specifies the organization.

Article in French

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by ro1960
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 101423

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

https://www.aviopress.rs/slovenija-obja ... ubvencije/


It is maybe important to specify that it is "subsidies based on a previously announced tender".
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Blerg wrote:
Air France receives €176.160 from the Slovenian government.

https://www.aviopress.rs/slovenija-obja ... ubvencije/


It is maybe important to specify that it is "subsidies based on a previously announced tender".

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by ro1960
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 on fire at Castellon
Replies: 1
Views: 322

BA 747 on fire at Castellon

British Airways Boeing 747 on fire at Castellon

G-CIVD.

"Castellon Airport confirmed that the no one has been injured in the fire which has been contained."

*if previously posted, please delete.

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by ro1960
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]
Replies: 47
Views: 52827

Re: TXL closed - last flight today [08 NOV 2020]

One of the best observation decks! It will be missed.

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by ro1960
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 455346

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

British Airways is set to suspend flights from Gatwick Airport during the second lockdown.
Due to the reduction in flights because of the latest lockdown, operations will be paused at the airport until early December.

Gatwick Airport: British Airways to suspend flights due to lockdown 2

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