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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do EI planes overnight anywhere in continental Europe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6817

Re: Do EI planes overnight anywhere in continental Europe?

Aer Lingus became LCC on short-haul some years ago and therefore replicated a common practice of returning crews to base every night. Exception is LHR where they run a shuttle service and the timings work better with few nights tops I think it's two.

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

There are plenty of flights from Budapest to London including multiple daily service to Heathrow by BA. PSO are indeed beneficial IF there are no current links between the cities. PSO routes exist so that provincial cities have access to larger hubs. Governments in highly developed countries do not...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

I also do not understand the drama around subsidised routes. The EU approves Public Service Obligations all the time, airports subsidise routes and big businesses make many routes feasible. Plenty of subsidised routes in the US too. The point is the business community in Budapest requires a busines...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB schedules 3x/daily MAD-MEX June-Oct19 all flown by A346
Replies: 27
Views: 4270

Re: IB schedules 3x/daily MAD-MEX June-Oct19 all flown by A346

a350lover wrote:
For obvious reasons, the A380 is very valuable under BA, so that they can maximize the constrained operation of Heathrow.... very true.

What's the "smallest" market where BA sends the A380?


YVR, just once daily summer only service and that's across all IAG companies and JV partners.

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

Apples and oranges, would you compare Ryanair with Lufthansa? Also LOT is a hub carrier with 70 +/- aircraft based at its main base, wfhilst Wizzair is a multi-hub P2P carrier. LOT is also effectively Hungary's Long Haul airline and soon starts the business heavy route of BUD-LCY, so effectively LO...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

Are you just butthurt that Poland and LOT are doing great nowadays, and that Malev can only be found on wikipedia or what lol? You noticed that there is a certain Hungarian airline which has ~25 aircraft based in Poland while LOT can hardly maintain its 1 aircraft "base" in Budapest, righ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

LOT is foolish enough to fly to New Delhi (DEL) without offering a convenient short connection on the India - USA routes in BOTH directions (they only do so in one direction). India - USA via Poland route will comprise the bulk of their traffic from DEL and they offer a terribly long connection in ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

SFO, IAD, PVG, HKG - I agree But why JNB? For a flight of similar length, yields to JNB are much higher than to MIA. There is also a large partner hub in JNB where in MIA there is none. JNB is more of a no-go than any of the others. Low demand, low yield. Hub in JNB? Where to? Antarctica?? Even SA ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

Like MIA, DEL is not the best choice. LO long haul is growing too quickly and it's not sustainable. I agree with the overall sentiment that LOT is growing to quickly and many of these markets that LOT is expanding to like LAX, MIA, DEL, etc., are over-served. But the Miami is the third largest U.S....

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

konkret wrote:
SFO, IAD, PVG, HKG - I agree
But why JNB?


For a flight of similar length, yields to JNB are much higher than to MIA. There is also a large partner hub in JNB where in MIA there is none.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

Like MIA, DEL is not the best choice. LO long haul is growing too quickly and it's not sustainable. - small J/W cabin, Y yields depressed therefore the overall revenue will be abysmal - DEL might near a capital of a 1billion+ country but it is well served from Europe/NA/WAW - schedule also offers po...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?
Replies: 53
Views: 12880

Re: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?

What are the current routes?

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 245
Views: 56718

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Time to encourage opening up new African routes. LHR pales in comparison to AMS, CDG or IST.

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to axe CAN
Replies: 23
Views: 4783

Re: Air France to axe CAN

I can't help noticing that both SU and TK have a daily flight to CAN from SVO and IST respectively. How does the Russian and Turkish markets compare with other European markets? TK and SU have much lower operating costs and are better positioned geographically for European connections which leaves ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75990

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Would love to see LO expand more into Germany or the Nordic region but I don't see it happening. I think that for the time being they won't be adding any additional LCY routes. However, expanding in VNO is also a preemptive strike against any BT expansion there. No, it's not. Lithuanian government ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 593
Views: 75990

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Wasn't Vilnius-LCY daily? Maybe Prague would make sense as the next destination? Nope, will be flown 12x weekly- twice on weekdays and once on weekend days- it is however a PSO service. Prague is a possibility but is currently served by BA daily. Would love to see LO expand more into Germany or the...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran's domestic route network
Replies: 22
Views: 6974

Iran's domestic route network

Looking at the route network of THR Airport it seems that Iran has quite an extensive number of airlines and flights operating within its borders. Iran isn't particularly vast nor wealthy and it also is a single mass system. Is it that there are no alternatives to air travel?

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5469

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

I'm aware of low cost alternatives located in another cities, the fact of the matter is that the main airports have little or no LCC presence and that is where a new start up could build a market share. I seriously doubt that. There's a reason those airports got little or no LCC presence, often the...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5469

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

Low cost options limited in former Yugoslavia? Wizzair holds a very strong footprint in that area and other LCCs like EasyJet and Ryanair serve it too, but not as extensive as Wizzair. It's certainly not underserved when it comes to LCCs. AirBaltic can be seen as a hybrid carrier, inbetween an LCC ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5469

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

You might want to have a look at low cost options in Zagreb and Sarajevo. Furthermore, Ljubljana's low cost options are limited to three cities and Tirana's low cost options are also very limited. There's always exceptions. Everywhere in Europe there are airports that have little LCC presence and a...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5469

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

I can only imagine such business model to work well in former Yugoslavia area where low cost options are limited and national carriers make heavy losses. Low cost options limited in former Yugoslavia? Wizzair holds a very strong footprint in that area and other LCCs like EasyJet and Ryanair serve i...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5469

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

I can only imagine such business model to work well in former Yugoslavia area where low cost options are limited and national carriers make heavy losses.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 29
Views: 5032

Re: IAG's next conquest?

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
They won't be buying another airline. They have lots of expansion possibilities with LEVEL and lots to work thru with brexit when those plans are finalized.


They're in talks to buy Norwegian. Do not post on this forum if you're not an expert.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy pulls out of Bangkok
Replies: 12
Views: 3526

Re: Air Italy pulls out of Bangkok

They're not making money so they're pulling out. It's no secret that yields to BKK are dreadful.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 29
Views: 5032

Re: IAG's next conquest?

North America covered by BA/EI and through JBA with AA. South America covered by IB and LA codeshares. Far East covered through BA and AY codeshares. South East ASIA, Middle East and Eastern Africa covered by BA and QR codeshares. Southern Africa covered by BA and Comair codeshares. Finnish governme...

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7451

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

LH658 wrote:
Lot of Mexican jews that go to Israel, usually connect on to IAH via Aero Mexico/United then to IST - TLV.


I can assure you they usually connect, whatever that means, with one stop options.

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Engineering Cardiff
Replies: 26
Views: 4211

Re: BA Engineering Cardiff

BA isn't just BA, you forget the overall picture. More and more maintenance will be done at other IAG hubs in the future away from LHR. Painting is already done at DUB and A320 maintenance at MAD as well as GLA.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246078

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

juliuswong wrote:
They have two ex Primera Air A321-200neo coming soon.... Looks like they are not going down anytime soon. Lol


Taking deliveries of new aircraft or opening up new routes is no indication of financial stability of an airline.

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246078

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Distancies in Italy aren't so big to justify an US air transport system, nor so crowded to justify a China air transport system. Aim is to boost long range - AZ has quite a service on long haul, and is also quite strong in Latin America, for example - and to de-rate the short and very short haul, k...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246078

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Distancies in Italy aren't so big to justify an US air transport system, nor so crowded to justify a China air transport system. Aim is to boost long range - AZ has quite a service on long haul, and is also quite strong in Latin America, for example - and to de-rate the short and very short haul, k...

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by lhrsfosyd
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about LH's 748 fleet
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

Re: Question about LH's 748 fleet

LH only flies the version with 80J and a total of 364 seats. Source: https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/company/fleet/lufthansa-and-regional-partners.html. The other version doesn't exist. It did exist until not that long ago. Question: why then do stations like EZE (the longest non stop route for L...

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by lhrsfosyd
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Adria Airways (JP) cancels LOI for 15 Superjets
Replies: 55
Views: 12572

Re: Adria Airways (JP) signs LOI for 15 Superjets

Lol you may as well throw the money down the drain.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11719

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

Atlanta won't be able to support a day flight to London. The flight is too long, not enough O&D and not enough transfer traffic at either end. The only other city in North America that could possibly have a day flight to London is Philadelphia with late evening departure by BA from London and m...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11719

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

Atlanta won't be able to support a day flight to London. The flight is too long, not enough O&D and not enough transfer traffic at either end. The only other city in North America that could possibly have a day flight to London is Philadelphia with late evening departure by BA from London and mo...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15261

Re: VS LHR-TLV

gunnerman wrote:
Interestingly, bmi used to operate LHR-CAI return with the same crew. The flight times for LHR-CAI are very similar to LHR-TLV, for BA it's 5h 0m and 4h 45m respectively.


Yeah and on what aircraft?

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15261

Re: VS LHR-TLV

LHR-TLV would be about 4h 45m, so the return flight can certainly be operated by the same crew. However as VS is not accustomed to doing this kind of return mid-range operation there would need to be an agreement with the flight and cabin crews for this to be done. Crew report 1.5hrs before the fli...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15261

Re: VS LHR-TLV

Crew most definitely would not do there and back. LHR-TLV would be about 4h 45m, so the return flight can certainly be operated by the same crew. However as VS is not accustomed to doing this kind of return mid-range operation there would need to be an agreement with the flight and cabin crews for ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15261

Re: VS LHR-TLV

Crew most definitely would not do there and back.

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15261

Re: VS LHR-TLV

TLV-JFK O&D alone is enormous and it doesn't leave much space for connections. You mention ATL but DL does not fly from ATL to TLV so your example is irrelevant. VS would not add additional destinations but additional capacity which is clearly want they want to do.

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by lhrsfosyd
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15261

Re: VS LHR-TLV

DL probably wants to expand their TLV-US market share. At the moment they only offer one daily TLV-JFK flight which pales in comparison to UA/LY/BA-AA extensive network. Exploring LHR as a conning hub makes perfect sense given the size of the US route network out of LHR.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37698

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

You cannot simply put all LCCs in one basket and say 'make it work, after all FR and U2 are very profitable'. Norwegian is a hybrid airline offering free wifi, connections, premium class as well as short and long haul network. DY's costs are further increased to cover crew accommodation expenses. DY...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway
Replies: 30
Views: 4965

Re: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway

Cointrin330 wrote:
The AA schedule change on GIG leaves them with just LHR, GRU, EZE, MAD, CDG, BCN, MXP as year round, international destinations from JFK.


I can see BCN and MXP being cut next.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37698

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

vhtje wrote:
lhrsfosyd wrote:
BA's newly densified B777s have better CASM than Norwegian's B787s


Interesting. I did not know this. Do you have a source for this statement, may I ask?


IAG Capital Markets Day

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route
Replies: 27
Views: 4374

Re: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route

How is EZE route point to point when MAD is IB's hub and BOG somehow isn't a point to point route because of AV's hub in BOG? Please do not attribute things to me which I have not said. I did not say all AV traffic connects beyond BOG. Just a portion of it. But a significant part of it. Per Avianca...

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by lhrsfosyd
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37698

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

A large size of their operation is long haul at LGW and BA's newly densified B777s have better CASM than Norwegian's B787s so I can't see how DY can raise it's yields which it so desperately needs.

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route
Replies: 27
Views: 4374

Re: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route

How is EZE route point to point when MAD is IB's hub and BOG somehow isn't a point to point route because of AV's hub in BOG?

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by lhrsfosyd
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route
Replies: 27
Views: 4374

Re: AR to go double daily on the EZE-MAD route

Indeed, there is no lack of demand on the BCN-EZE route: LEVEL just added more frequencies for a total of 9/week. But the demand is not premium at all, and in spite of the volume, AR was losing money on the route, so it was cut last January to concentrate on MAD & FCO that have both volume AND ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?
Replies: 28
Views: 4503

Re: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?

Politics. Israel has relatively good relationship with Turkey and Jordan hence you see air service between the countries. RJ and TK use their hubs to funnel traffic between rest of the world and Israel. Air Sinai also caters to limited demand between Israel and Egypt. You won't see LY jump on those ...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6801

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

We cannot compare Vueling/Level with Iberia nor BA. Barcelona is what Milano is for Italy to say the least. Strong industrial activity and right now a strong developed tech ecosystem. When I say BCN is under served is not a political statement, is because I fly 140 days a year and I’m able to see w...

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by lhrsfosyd
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6801

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

MADCPT would of course rely on connections including to and from the US. Day flight to South Africa and red eye back would work out cheaper and would be a bit more competitive for US East Coast connections. Europe to CPT is still an undeserved market and yields are high for a flight of that length....

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