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Withdrawn from use: 17 Jan 2016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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Gr8Circle wrote:AI flies to a lot of ME destinations.....by the way, does AI Express get counted in Star Alliance? Just asking......
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 *...Jump to post
atal17 wrote:9W should just join ST. Period.
Looks like you enjoyed BOM stopover. Waiting for the next installment.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
PS: Despite the fact that I fly into / out of VABB, I am yet to experience landing on runway 09 or 14..!