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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: CALL for aid: Middle East Airlines logo's
Replies: 0
Views: 365

CALL for aid: Middle East Airlines logo's

Hi, I am currently looking for high res pictures of the 'Middle East Airlines' and Arabic equivalent placed by MEA at the after fuselage section in their livery that I could use for a project in SketchUp. So far, I managed to find proper references of the Latin 'Middle East Airlines' text, but havin...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri May 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Ceiba Intercontinental font
Replies: 0
Views: 1472

Ceiba Intercontinental font

I am planning on painting this exotic airline in SketchUp, but can't figure out what font is used for the 'Ceiba Intercontinental' fuselage titles.


Help would be much appreciated!

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the AN148 not successful in India?
Replies: 14
Views: 2741

Why is the AN148 not successful in India?

The An-148 is a high-wing monoplane meaning the engines and wing structure are protected against foreign object damage. This configuration allows the An-148 to be used at poorly equipped airfields. Taking into account that 93 airports in India have unpaved runways, it surprises me that the Antonov A...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is that the first plane in OAK (UAC) livery?
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Re: Is that the first plane in OAK (UAC) livery?

I dont think so as the SSJ, MC-21 and IL96 are all produced and introduced under the separate brands (Sukhoi, Irkut and Ilyushin) that make up the United Aircraft Corporation. To me it seems this TU204 is going to be used for demo purposes (airshows etc). I also appreciate the silver Lada 2107 that ...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Could Ethiopian be a contender to take over SAA? Given their shared Star Alliance membership it doesn’t seem that unlikely

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Support Systems LLC IL76
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Air Support Systems LLC IL76

According to Wikipedia, Air Support Systems is the sole Ilyushin IL76 operator in the US. There is however very few information available about which frame or frames they operate, with the last info (also on this forum) dating back to 2007 about delayed certification. Is there anyone here with more ...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways selling 2 757s and 2 767s
Replies: 22
Views: 5159

Uzbekistan Airways selling 2 757s and 2 767s

'Uzbekistan Airways wants to sell 2 Boeing 757-200s and 2 Boeing 767-300ERs. They will be replaced by more modern Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. Both of the 757s were built in 1999 and cost around 12 million USD each. The 767s were built in 2003 and 2004 cost 21,4 and 22,3 million USD respectively.' (tra...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22136

FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

The FAA accuses LH of performing illegal flights between Frankfurt and San Diego and between Frankfurt and Philadelphia. The FAA alleges Lufthansa operated the flights into and out of San Diego International and Philadelphia International airports when it knew it lacked FAA authorization to do so. F...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 7107

Thai Airways A340-600

The government of Thailand advise Thai Airways to update the A340-600s cabins and put them back in service (source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2019/11/03/thai-airways-a340-600s-could-resume-service-after-a-five-year-pattaya-rest/ ) This would mean that, if TG follows up this advice, th...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 40995

Re: Updated: Adria Airways grounded

Why didn't the LH Group purchase Adria since Adria had a considerable Balkan network and even hubs in Pristina and Tirana? Or was Austrian the airline assigned to the Balkans within LH Group? Why buy a company full of debt that flies pretty much exclusively to LH Group hubs or flies for you when yo...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 40995

Re: Updated: Adria Airways grounded

Why didn't the LH Group purchase Adria since Adria had a considerable Balkan network and even hubs in Pristina and Tirana? Or was Austrian the airline assigned to the Balkans within LH Group?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Africa impounds Air Tanzania A220
Replies: 15
Views: 7403

Re: South Africa impounds Air Tanzania A220

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/e ... index.html
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T4thH wrote:
Actual news, few min old, the source is blocked on this computer (so I can not add).:
Impounded Air Tanzanian A220 allowed to leave South Africa.


Source: https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/e ... index.html

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 7309

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

It is more about confirming if what I saw was indeed a protocol 'violation' @Airontario, not about 'accomplishing' anything

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 7309

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

In fact people did indeed get up before parking at the gate, but he was clearly not standing in the aisle with the goal of preventing this. As said above, I have never seen anything like this before.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 7309

Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

Today I returned home from a 3 week round trip of beautiful Georgia. On the flight home from Tbilisi to Amsterdam (A9651), one of the flight attendants remained standing in the aisle during final approach and touch down(!) in AMS. This happened while holding something like an ice pack on the head of...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vienna New Low-cost Heaven?
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Vienna New Low-cost Heaven?

With the recent opening of a base at Vienna by both Wizzair and Level it seems Vienna is 'hot' for LCCs. Am I right in seeing this and ,if so, what makes Vienna so desirable for LCCs? I, as a non-Austrian, always thought nearby Bratislava Airport was the LCC alternative for Vienna/Austria.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to wikipedia( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Airways#Current_fleet ), SAA has apparently managed to get their hand on 2 A359s. Does anybody know more about where these frames, if true, come from and when they will be delivered? Would mean the end is near for their beautiful...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to wikipedia( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Airways#Current_fleet ), SAA has apparently managed to get their hand on 2 A359s. Does anybody know more about where these frames, if true, come from and when they will be delivered? Would mean the end is near for their beautiful ...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Thu May 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103187

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread

First ever visit by an MRJ to the Netherlands occurred yesterday, visiting Maastricht Aachen Airport: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x300/slider-technologie/mrj-maastrichtcmaa-900.png?itok=Yvx-5X9p Source: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/c...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon May 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 6195

Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Cabo Verde Airlines (former TACV) has revealed their new colour scheme on this Boeing 757 christened 'Praia de Santa Maria': https://www.eturbonews.com/251836/praia-de-santa-maria-cabo-verde-new-livery-landed https://www.eturbonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/JPK8755-e1557633493365.jpg https://ww...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 11180

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

I predict the EY A350-1000 is going to be a frequent visitor at AMS

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)
Replies: 17
Views: 5347

Re: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)

Could this be a 'frontal company' for an Iranian airline? I know that Mahan Air got A310s via an Armenian airline in the past

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 17197

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/03/phase-out-amsterdam-to-brussels-flights-dutch-mps-say/ Both Dutch and Belgian (Flemish) left-wing green parties want KLM to stop their up to 5 daily flights to Brussels, mostly used by connecting passengers. Main argument is that the already existing highspeed-...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 231
Views: 23967

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

Tail logo reminds me of the flag of Panama, coincidence I guess

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4407

Re: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly

directorguy wrote:
Will be used to DXB, LHR, HKG, BKK, JFK, YYZ, BCN, PEK, FRA, KWI, and NRT in 2019.
Configured in 30 J+ 279 Y seats. Can't wait!


Does this mean the 77Ws leased from GECAS will be replaced by these incoming 789s?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?
Replies: 24
Views: 4686

Re: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?

OA940 wrote:
I don't think they'll do more than stickers to be honest. A retro would be great though.

However I'm hoping for some pretty good sales to celebrate the big event!


KLM has proven in the past they do know how to celebrate (PH-BVA Orange Pride for example), so dont worry ;)

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Portugal have so 'many' charter airlines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Re: Why does Portugal have so 'many' charter airlines?

EuroAtlantic and HiFly are originally Portuguese scheduled carriers (Air Zarco/Air Madeira and Air Luxor) that had to change their business in order to survive in this complicated industry. White, IIRC, was created as a charter airline by TAP and Portuguese travel agency Abreu. Nowadays owned by OM...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Portugal have so 'many' charter airlines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Why does Portugal have so 'many' charter airlines?

Portugal has, apart from flag carrier TAP, several other airlines around. Most of them are charter airlines, i.e. EuroAtlantic, Everjets, Hi Fly, NetJets Europe and White Airways. Why are there so many Portugese charter airlines? Is it due to favorable labour conditions or favorable tax regulations?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 34073

Re: Germania ceases operations

cedars747 wrote:
Germania ARN-BEY was very popular, I wonder who wil take over the route?


MEA with an A320 would seem logical to me

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA bans Turkmenistan Airlines (T5) from EU airspace
Replies: 46
Views: 7368

Re: EASA bans Turkmenistan Airlines (T5) from EU airspace

sonicruiser wrote:
Don’t they still fly to JFK?


Not AFAIK, Uzbekistan Airlines does via RIX with the 788/763

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 17472

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

Looks like a very nicely done and much needed revamp of their 332! Too bad some of these have 18J and one of the worst hard products on TATL. They should learn a thing or two from DL... I thought all KLM 330s were 1-2-1 lie flat now. No? Not to my knowledge. They're all 2-2-2 and technically flat b...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines ends codeshare with Air France on CDG-TPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: China Airlines ends codeshare with Air France on CDG-TPE

Could be that CI is going to use AMS as main gateway to Europe? They will upgauge their 4x A359 a week to 4x 77W from TPE to AMS coming summer.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 95168

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

First A330neo for Air Senegal performed its first test flight:
https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/airbus-a330neo-voor-air-senegal-maakt-eerste-vlucht
Their livery reminds me of Ethiopian Airlines, especially the font.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161856

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

MIAT rebranding looks like a mix between the rebranding of LH, EI and FI

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 9479

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

What about the 763 used from Philadelphia to AMS?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5423

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

What airlines switched engine types for new builds of the same basic variant of a plane (i.e. not one where they were forced to switch because a variant was only offered with a particular engine)? I know BA switched from GE to RR for later batches of 777-200ERs (was that due to unhappiness with the...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5423

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

Mergers are an obvious cause indeed. However, in TK's case, the first batch of A330-300s they ordered are RR equipped with later deliveries fitted with GE engines. Any particular reason for this? Is it similar to the reason EK ordered RR engines now since they were unsatisfied with the fuel economic...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5423

Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

Why dome some airlines operate multi-engine types of the same aircraft? Look for example at TK's A330 fleet. They operate every engine type available on the A330. Their A330-300s are equipped with both GE and RR engines and their A330-200s are equipped with GE, PW and RR (Turkish Cargo). Why is that...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52330

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

eastafspot wrote:
3BNBE wrote:
According to wikipedia, both MK and KLM are linking AMS to MRU!


They share this route. MK operates this route with an A343 in the summer season, KLM with a 789 in winter season.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 first ever revenue flight to Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

787-10 first ever revenue flight to Europe

Etihad performed the first ever revenue flight operated by a 787-10 to Europe today: flight EY77 from AUH to AMS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAtYyz4-X9w

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50332

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Perhaps Turkish is interested in operating these 2nd hand A380s from Istanbul New Airport?

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 6460

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

KLM already codeshares with Cathay, Malaysian, Singapore, Erhiad and Qantas to Australia. Besides Garuda, CZ, Korean and Jetstar. So it doesnt seem needed for EY to join Skyteam. Valid point, though KLM is an airline and Skyteam is an airline alliance consisting of several airlines ;) KLM in itself...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 6460

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

ScottB wrote:
I think SkyTeam would be quite happy to see EY continue to struggle and ultimately remove some capacity from the market.


I myself don't know if Skyteam would be too happy about EY struggling due to the existing codeshare agreements between EY and SkyTeam member airlines.

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 6460

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

You got [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] (admittedly not much for the latter two) for various roles between Australia/NZ and Asia/Europe/ME. And if you are looking into some connection possibilities in Africa, you have [email protected]. I would say it's pretty well covered already. Michael True, but...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 6460

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

BestWestern wrote:
The shortest route distance wise is actually via CAN.


CZ is leaving Skyteam though...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 6460

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

You got [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] (admittedly not much for the latter two) for various roles between Australia/NZ and Asia/Europe/ME. And if you are looking into some connection possibilities in Africa, you have [email protected]. I would say it's pretty well covered already. Michael True, but...

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by MrGtheSheepA346
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 6460

Etihad and Skyteam

Etihad Airways, currently experiencing some difficulties, has several codeshare agreements in place with Skyteam members (Air Europa, Air France, Czech Airlines, Garuda, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, Saudia and Vietnam Airlines). Furthermore, with China Southern leaving Skyteam, Skyteam loses...

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