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by BombayFlyer
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A340-541
Replies: 13
Views: 4217

Re: Emirates A340-541

A6-EHB Etihad Airways Airbus A340-541 (c/n: 757, Test registration: F-WWTU, Delivered: 13 Jul 2006)

Withdrawn from use: 17 Jan 2016
Stored at AAN: 21. Jan - 25 Apr 2016
Stored at AUH: 25. Apr - 31 Jul 2016
Stored at AAN: 31. Jul - 31 Aug 2016
Rreturned to service: 13 Sep 2016

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by BombayFlyer
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo
Replies: 39
Views: 9174

Re: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo

wowowowowowo. pretty shocking. very rare for a ME3 carrier to drop a market. Surprising this couldn't even work with a 789, It is not that rare for ME3 to drop routes: Routes dropped for EK and QR for example: EK: Azerbaijan Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport Comoros Moroni Prince Said Ibrahi...

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by BombayFlyer
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5422

Re: Abscense of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

In that respect - you have me sold! My though of having an Iranian carrier join Star was that they would be able to tap into the Iranian market - but then again, Star seems to be doing quite well on its own, and having WY's range outside of Iran, allows them to pull from not only Iran, but ever oth...

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by BombayFlyer
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 24494

Re: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016

Airbus received permission to sell 17 jets to Iran from the US today. The permission is needed because of all the American made components. http://www.nu.nl/beurs/4324999/vs-geeft ... -iran.html Does the relevant US department (comers?) only give the permission in batches? They have ordered over 20...

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by BombayFlyer
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5422

Re: Abscense of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

There was a similar topic up for discussion recently and here is my post from there: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1346003&p=19162447#p19162447 3. WY would be best suited in *A, given that the neighbouring carriers include EK, EY, SV, QR, RJ, ME. On the other side of th...

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by BombayFlyer
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5422

Re: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

Gr8Circle wrote:
AI flies to a lot of ME destinations.....by the way, does AI Express get counted in Star Alliance? Just asking......


IX doesn't have FFP nor are they a part of *A.
Except for sharing common ground staff at few locations, they are very distinct from AI.

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by BombayFlyer
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 28307

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

Thanks for the clarification, @dtw2hyd..! I wouldn't subscribe to MEB3's or for that matter any other entity's figures of a competitor. If one accepts the facts and figures from an Annual Report of EK, it's only fair a competitor's comparative is drawn from their respective Annual Report or a simila...

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by BombayFlyer
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 28307

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

Head Count: 61,205 // 56,725 // 7.9[/b] The same report, on page 74 has listed the fleet size at 251 + an A319 for the Executive jet charters. So you made it even worse. You always count remote station and subsidiary employees. Lufthansa has 120K employees in 35 countries mostly Lufthansa Technik, ...

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by BombayFlyer
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 28307

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

EK finances nothing to do with oil economy is like a fish and chips shack next to a factory has nothing to do with manufacturing. Bulk of Emirates finances are sourced within the region ie., oil economy, mainly from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and State of Kuwait. A workforce : fleet ratio of 229:1 sho...

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by BombayFlyer
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 28307

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

Not a populist opinion, but I will say anyway. EK's business model have several flaws. Of course it a numbers company, which numbers is the multi $$B question. 1) Only LAs and VLAs - A380/B77W and future B779/B778, No flexibility in fleet plan. This is a Titanic steaming full speed ahead towards ic...

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by BombayFlyer
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prospects for adding new One World member in India
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Prospects for adding new One World member in India

SG may possibily heading the hybrid way, with introduction of frills including priority boarding, baggage and a loyalty program (of sorts). UK, being a SQ owned, would ideally be aligned to *A, but AI (Government of India) has that covered for now. Would SQ be open to UK joining oW or ST, well as fa...

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by BombayFlyer
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 5422

Re: Abscense of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

There was a similar topic up for discussion recently and here is my post from there: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1346003&p=19162447#p19162447 3. WY would be best suited in *A, given that the neighbouring carriers include EK, EY, SV, QR, RJ, ME. On the other side of the...

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by BombayFlyer
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What alliance-capable airlines are left??
Replies: 51
Views: 7270

Re: What alliance-capable airlines are left??

1. As of now, 9W seem content with being a part of EY Partners *and* having FFP tie-ups with carriers across the 3 other alliances, including the DL/ AF/ KL which was recently in news. ST seems most suitable match for them, but it seems unlikely that they will risk snapping ties with carriers from *...

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by BombayFlyer
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 6742

Re: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways

atal17 wrote:
9W should just join ST. Period.


True.

A codeshare is good for ticketing, but the FFP members will surely miss the benefits, which 9W flights will lack unless they join SkyTeam. It remains to be seen how EY would react to 9W joining ST.

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by BombayFlyer
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y)
Replies: 15
Views: 7757

Re: Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y)

Last year while flying down to BLR for the AeroIndia Air Show from BOM, I was about to click a couple of pics while bus-boarding for the ~06:00 AI flight. The lead FA gave me a scolding that reminded me of school times. Although I had the print copy of DGCA circular but kept quite and moved on. :x N...

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by BombayFlyer
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI looking to add Toronto and Washington DC
Replies: 47
Views: 6430

Re: AI looking to add Toronto and Washington DC

hardly any airline is even willing to codeshare on AI-operated services. Well maybe some domestic flights You need to check out their list of codeshare agreements, which BTW, include not only *A, but also carriers from other alliances. n-2 *A members signed code-share agreements within 13 months fr...

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by BombayFlyer
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI looking to add Toronto and Washington DC
Replies: 47
Views: 6430

Re: AI looking to add Toronto and Washington DC

Ideally AI joins the A++ partnership/ JV and then joins LH/ UA/ AC and co on their India-US sectors - everyone's a winner in that case. I doubt if UA/ LH and AC are keen to get AI on board that profitable JV, in which case AI is free to launch flights where it thinks it can make money. Can it make ...

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by BombayFlyer
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Kenya Airways suspend Abuja flights
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Emirates and Kenya Airways suspend Abuja flights

More info on this: Emirates May Quit African Cities Over Dollar Debts From Low Oil Persian Gulf airline Emirates said it could scrap flights to African locations as economies there falter following the oil-price collapse and governments withhold ticket revenues to shore up foreign currency reserves....

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by BombayFlyer
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark talks about a tough year.
Replies: 36
Views: 6691

Re: Sir Tim Clark talks about a tough year.

Along the same lines: Emirates May Quit African Cities Over Dollar Debts From Low Oil Persian Gulf airline Emirates said it could scrap flights to African locations as economies there falter following the oil-price collapse and governments withhold ticket revenues to shore up foreign currency reserv...

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by BombayFlyer
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y)
Replies: 15
Views: 7757

Re: Air India's hybrid babybus from Kolkata to Mumbai (Jan '16, Y)

Excellent TR..!

PS: Despite the fact that I fly into / out of VABB, I am yet to experience landing on runway 09 or 14..!

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