You could make a very good case for closing NAIA on the grounds that it would be redundant once Bulakan phase 1 opens. 5 potential airports have been suggested although Subic should be discounted as it only serves Zambales province that cannot equally well be served by CRK. SGL will only be usable f...Jump to post
They are getting close to a FlyBE type situation where the credit card companies will retain the ticket income to cover themselves and then be catapulted in to bankruptcy or buyout on very unfavourable terms. According to the linked article, they are already there. 'Payment delays' from credit card...Jump to post
Why do we have quarterly threads on 'What will HA replace their B717's with ?'?
Obviously,the answer is the B737MAX !
Would the EU buy into operations from Iceland to EU by a US owned entity ?Jump to post
Some years ago, I flew LHR-KUL-MNL on MH. I think the seat allocations were made at the time of booking, and I got the same seat on both KUL-MNL and MNL-KUL ,a B737. On boarding at KUL ,I discovered that my window seat had no window at all !! so I was stuck with it on the return as well. Checking in...Jump to post
1. SpiceJet will take anywhere between 30 and 40 of Jet's 737s, Air India will take 5 B77Ws and Air India Express will take some Boening 737. 2. Several of the aircraft will be WET LEASED from Jet (meaning Jet's crew will man the aircraft). Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business...Jump to post
Jet Airways intends to restart operations to London....followed by Amsterdam and Paris while holding off of ASEAN and SAARC (non Westbound) destinations. https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/jet-airways-stops-advance-booking-for-some-international-routes-1555223383126.html Operating to LHR,AMS a...Jump to post
In view of the infrequency of days off during the baseball season, I would think that teams fly into an airport based on the proximity to their hotel, and out based on proximity to the ballpark. To support this, I had a look at the Miami Marlins schedule for May. 4 days off,2nd 13th 16th 20th,and 2 ...Jump to post
I first predict this tread will be moved by the mods to Travel, Polls, and Preferences thread... Probably a merger or alliance between Garuda and Malaysia. Didn't realize Thai was in any sort of trouble, but they are in Star along with Singapore, so perhaps that might lead to a tie up of some kind....Jump to post
I've seen the Southwest fares show up on Kayak now for a while, maybe over a year. I think it's just a plugin that any website can choose to add that just routes them to WN, and maybe they'll get an affiliate cut. I vaguely remember reading an interview years ago with the founders of lastminute.com...Jump to post
So what is causing the holdup? Not all lenders are on board with SBI to throw good money after bad (and I completely support them). Rs 1500 crore was too small to save the airline anyway. My recollection is that the bulk of the domestic loans are with a consortium of state banks,secured by a fixed ...Jump to post
. What's really a curve ball is Jet's share price of Rs 267 a share. The share price should reflect/factor perfect market knowledge at least as of Saturday. The share price is reflective of the collective thinking of all investors including institutional investors who must have handicapped all kind...Jump to post
Always interesting to read 2 news articles and all the interpretations of them. There are ,however,2 items which appear to have fallen off the radar. First,one of the regulators ( ?SEBI ) changed their ruling so that only financial institutions could take a stake of >25% in a company without making...Jump to post
Always interesting to read 2 news articles and all the interpretations of them. There are ,however,2 items which appear to have fallen off the radar. First,one of the regulators ( ?SEBI ) changed their ruling so that only financial institutions could take a stake of >25% in a company without making ...Jump to post
If the Italian government saves them again, this cycle will repeat. I'm happy the Italian government has so much money to throw away.
Impeccable logic from GoI regarding Jet's slots.
Ask other companies to take on aircraft and crew to back-fill Jet's withdrawn capacity,but if Jet can recover and provide that capacity again,you have to give it up. Nothing about what everybody else can do with the now surplus capacity that they have.
I am not a finance guy by any stretch of imagination, but which bank in its right mind would agree to the conditions mentioned above ? When I take a housing loan, the house is pledged to the bank unconditionally free of all other encumberances, and banks insist I sign agreement to the effect that t...Jump to post
Like ChrisKen above, I doubt Lufthansa has the financial firepower to buy easyJet. easyJet has a market capitalisation of EUR 5.6bn as at close tonight,at current exchange rates.A hostile takeover would cost probably in the EUR 7.5 - 8 bn. Lufthansa market cap is eur 10.64bn, so a cash offer would h...Jump to post
Jet Airways has made a filing with the exchange today saying 2 more planes have been grounded, bringing the total to 25. Meanwhile we received an email this evening from the firm that manages corporate travel of my organisation that they have terminated their contract with Jet Airways A link at 25 ...Jump to post
I'm going to show my age here. On one visit to LGW, I recall an Aerotransportes Entre Rios and another Argentine Constellation, and IIRC on another a UAT and a TAI DC-6B. These were two French companies that merged to form UTA ,which was taken over by Air France. Rather put a Martins Air Charter C=4...Jump to post
It's been about ten years since FedEx pulled their hub out of Subic... Since then it seems like this airport has struggled to maintain any semblance of service and there were rumors of the airport shutting down completely. This would be shame; there is a cargo terminal literally right on the airpor...Jump to post
I think this process is not sustainable. Before PR considers developing MNL into a bigger connecting hub, they need to work out the logistical constrains of NAIA. Either they need to have regular inter-terminal shuttles where passengers can board freely rather than being escorted or better yet, hou...Jump to post
I'd say it's quite ambitious. Apart from US/Canada/JNB - I'd say it'd be pointless for any airline to open the other routes when all of those airports are accessible via DXB, which potentially is increasing to x2 daily. I don't think they'd be able to attract an asian or indian carrier to STN, and ...Jump to post
https://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/ ... 774843.cms
What strikes me about this story is that Male are building a 2nd runway! What for? 1. Does Hulhule Intl even have the traffic to support parallel runway ops? Or is it some kind of vanity thing? 2. Where even is the room for a 2nd runway, going by the overhead pictures of the airport? : https://i.pi...Jump to post
Sorry, Devilfish, the link in your last post does not work for me. The illustration you provide above is surely just the status quo, no? What's new about that? Link worked for me. Basically, their suggestion is to improve the existing taxiway so that it can also serve as an emergency runway, in the...Jump to post
For the Americans out there, the word in cheque. A check is a pattern on a golfing shirt and trousers. 'Check' is an appropriate use and spelling of the term regarding a mode of payment. To this day, I still pay certain bills and expenses with checks because of the extensive paper trail. I can prin...Jump to post
PerfectGriffin wrote:Yikes, why would anyone want to accept the job. AF is the last large airline anyone would want to be CEO of.
I am surprised that China didn't also open their own investigation and make demands for info from the Malaysian government and Immerstat considering they lost many more citizens than France did. I doubt the Malaysian government will give the French much of the military radar data that isn't already...Jump to post
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo. The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL. In Norwegian: https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter-inn-verdens-storste-for-charterturister-til-oslo/ Wow, those poor pax are just going to be pack...Jump to post
The NAIA airline-terminal assignments that initially was planned to take effect on August 31 has been placed on hold http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4134 Why am I thinking that 'unforeseen operational constraints' translates as 'we are shunting all these transfers between T1/T3 and T2, but we ...Jump to post
Seeing who the article implies the director was, they are probably better off without her !Jump to post
sgbroimp wrote:Wouldn't he be approaching the age/seniority level where move up to Capt. would be expected?
Does the A330 have scimitars ?Jump to post
I've read stories about the "pecking order" of who gets to sit in what class seat on the MLB flights (e.g. managers and pitchers/stars get top choices, press/etc get the back), so they'd have to be on multi-class aircraft to do that. I suspect this is the other way round - the pecking ord...Jump to post
Assuming IAG does take over Norwegian, could EI be the loser in the group ? If EI's ramp up of TATL operations is designed to pick up passengers who would otherwise transfer at LHR, freeing up capacity for O&D, Norwegian's ability to operate non-stop from mainland Europe could eat into this traf...Jump to post
Has the plan to build a new MNL like HKG or KIX been shelved or is it still under consideration? If you're referring to Sangley or a new, man-made island off in the bay -- it's still in contention...though probably a very long shot. It seems the flavor of the moment is SMC 's proposed Bulakan gatew...Jump to post
Simple solution for Ryanair. Hire all qualified female applicants for flight deck crew. Let's say that increase female pilots to 10%. Sack female flight attendants until they represent 10% of the FA workforce and replace them with men. Problem solved, because the gender pay gap is defined as the ave...Jump to post
What ON EARTH do they want to achieve by squeezing in all domestic passengers of both PAL and Cebu Pacific into T2??? We’re talking about almost 20 million passengers here. As of now T2 already handles around 10-11 million, which is already tight. How are they going to squeeze in an additional 7-8 ...Jump to post
The inclined ramp might save on installation costs, but would be wasteful of real estate.What length of down-ramp would be required,bearing in mind that the angle of slope would be limited to avoid tail-strikes, with presumably an up ramp to allow for departure. IIRC, the limiting factor for tugs is...Jump to post
Devilfish's video link is quite good in giving an overview. It seems the two proposals have different philosophies. GMR/Megawide appear to believe that the bottleneck is the restricted number of movements. The Magnificent 7 seem to think the problem is handling the number of passengers. Does anybody...Jump to post
Perhaps they have filled the A380 positions already? I can imagine that a new A380 operator would have people from the established operators willing to jump through whatever hoops were necessary to join the operation and get them up and running using the institutional knowledge they have already. I...Jump to post
My understanding of fuel hedging is to obtain a degree of certainty over fuel prices, as fuel is priced at the time it is delivered, but the has been costed into the price of the ticket several months previously. WN used heating oil as a proxy for aviation fuel, as the spot prices historically moved...Jump to post