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by Jerry123
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS new destination
Replies: 42
Views: 7388

Re: VS new destination

Can you work out where it might be? Yeah that should be easy, find a route on which BA operates a B744 or a B77W out of Heathrow and which Virgin wants to raid. For two years, then they'll drop it. Does this outfit not have a shred of original thought? Or a route that gives Delta's partner GOL the ...

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?
Replies: 21
Views: 3434

Re: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?

I wouldn't be surprised if the new seat was similar to the new Delta One seat.

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?
Replies: 21
Views: 3434

Re: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?

readytotaxi wrote:
Remember there is the new seat on the A332 used on the Caribbean run. :bouncy:

Image

They are ex-Air Berlin seats I believe.

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by Jerry123
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?
Replies: 21
Views: 3434

Re: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?

readytotaxi wrote:
Remember there is the new seat on the A332 used on the Caribbean run. :bouncy:

Image

They are ex-Air Berlin seats I believe.

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by Jerry123
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Athan EGDX for TUI Airways schedule flight?
Replies: 11
Views: 2053

Re: St Athan EGDX for TUI Airways schedule flight?

EGDX is a MOD Airfield A FORMER MOD Airfield even! Google is such a great tool, I recommend it to everyone especially to the OP! (sarcasm) As per the current MILAIP “St Athan is a Government aerodrome regulated by the Ministry of Defence. No guarantee can be given that this airfield meets the requi...

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by Jerry123
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 15434

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Today was the first day of KLMs extra daily flight operated by a 737 700 at Cardiff airport. This will last 5 weeks.

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by Jerry123
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 15434

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Good news for both airports!

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by Jerry123
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Norwegian: my views 9 months on
Replies: 39
Views: 8692

Re: IAG Norwegian: my views 9 months on

SEB Bank has today said a new buyer could be interested Delta Airlines .... That could be interesting, however as a non-EU airline they'd not be allowed to have a majority share. This could be solved by having the rest of the shares bought by Air France-KLM. Norwegian could then become the long hau...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Norwegian: my views 9 months on
Replies: 39
Views: 8692

Re: IAG Norwegian: my views 9 months on

Norwegian has made a brand paid by the shareholders and equity is gone. I received Monday a report on the financials expected on the 4Q and equity will be gone unless they will receive more money from the shareholders or hard core norwegians again. Norwegian has 215 planes in firm order to be deliv...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 15434

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Cardiff saw 1,579,286 passengers use the airport during 2018 up 7.9% on 2017. 2019 will see even more growth with TUI adding a based aircraft and 11 weekly flights and 4 new routes. Dubrovnik, Naples, Hurghada and Enfidha. Thomas Cook will start in April a month early and will operate an A321 for th...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 15434

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

georgiabill wrote:
Could a A320NEO do DOH-Cardiff without to big of hit on the loads?

I'm sure it could but i don't think we'll ever see it on there. It'll be the 787 or nothing in my opinion.

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by Jerry123
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 77898

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

Does the MAN operation really require feed though? JFK and ATL are all about feeding the DL hubs and MCO, BGI and LAS are all point to point all suppress by Virgin Holidays. Would VS really go for an airline just to feed a few seasonal LAX and BOS flights? Given VS have specifically stated that buy...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 15434

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

MANMatthew wrote:
How is QR doing at Cardiff? I know the initial news wasn’t great since the launch.

Since Qatar Airways started in May up until November they have carried 49,119 passengers into and out of Cardiff Airport. Average load factor of 137.

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by Jerry123
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3559

Re: New QR Route Thread

You have all missed the next route on the QR list (UK at least). At the Cardiff launch Mr. Baker said that the next UK / Irish airport he wants to launch is Belfast International BFS. This has been reported in local media again recently, we are just awaiting confirmation unless something has change...

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by Jerry123
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 6108

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

Not an expert either, but i have heard AMS is preferred operationally as CDG has a convoluted bag sorting process (much more misconnects/losses than ams) along with AF labor strikes Not sure if the data bears this out but I agree. The strikes in France, not just by AF but also airport ground worker...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 29739

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

https://www.ttgmedia.com/wtm/wtm-insigh ... ence-14885
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Mentioned in this article that Primera Air are possibly looking at an airport to the west for transatlantic flights. Cardiff? Or Bristol? Though 'to the west' could mean Dublin! Lol
https://www.ttgmedia.com/wtm/wtm-insigh ... ence-14885

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by Jerry123
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29415

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.ttgmedia.com/wtm/wtm-insigh ... ence-14885
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Mentioned in this article that Primera Air are possibly looking at an airport to the west for transatlantic flights. Cardiff? Or Bristol? Though 'to the west' could mean Dublin! Lol
https://www.ttgmedia.com/wtm/wtm-insigh ... ence-14885

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by Jerry123
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29415

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

A few things from Cardiff Airport Flybe has released their first phase of Summer 2019 the summary is below compared to 2018 Dublin 15 weekly 2018, 14 weekly for 2019 -1 weekly flight there is a slot for a 15th flight on Fridays Edniburgh 13 weekly 2018, 17 weekly for 2019 +4 weekly flights Belfast C...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29415

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... t-14921105
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Cardiff Airports Masterplan 2040 is being released today.
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... t-14921105

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by Jerry123
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29415

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Interesting comment from the Qatar Airways CEO concerning their Cardiff Airport route. “Cardiff is still not performing as we expected it to perform. We are giving it time. We are hoping Cardiff will come around, passenger-wise. Air freight-wise, it’s doing absolutely well – there’s a lot of air-fre...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 21426

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

With limited resources it's only natural that they focus their efforts on the transatlantic routes and look towards feeding Delta's hubs. Virgin have been hit financially by engine issues with the 787s. As for the A350s i wonder if they would've been better off ordering the A330 neo instead? With Ga...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 13190

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

But Flybe HQ is in Exeter Yes, so what? It's only a small airline, even with some predicted growth it's still going to be small. Current fleet counts 78 aircraft. Imagine all of those aircraft are based on Exeter and they do 3 return flights a day, that means 234 starts and 234 landings a day. Let'...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 4086

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

Seeing how the European and Asian markets are extremely lucrative for Boeing, I have to wonder if they too, will open up factories overseas to by-pass the tariffs/trade-wars, in order to stay solvent. The Middle East/mainland Asia certainly has the space and are very business friendly. Maybe Canada...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 13190

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

chunhimlai wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
I don't think 240M PAX is enough for EXT in the next 20 or 30 years.

500 million passengers for Exeter Galaxy Central Spaceport would be a more accurate estimation.


The overflow pax will travel via BRS and CWL

Maybe CWL can have 6 flights a day to EXT! Lol

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5079

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

After ORY, I think the next base is most likely to be FCO. IIRC, IAG has already indicated this. Beyond that, MAN must be a possibility. I'd be surprised if they came to UK. I think IAG sees the UK as BAs territory and as good feeding for Aer Lingus. Plus with Virgin and Thomas Cook does MAN actual...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to launch Mainland European routes in 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Re: Loganair to launch Mainland European routes in 2019

Considering BMI schedule is already messy losing 2 jets is going to mess it up even more!

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

I'd be surprised if they came a BA franchise plus I honestly think BA couldn't give 2 hoots about the regional airports and expanding their brand to them. As for Stobart i don't see how they would've benefited Flybe and how they would've taken Flybe forward in anyway. It is interesting times for Fl...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Twitter is awash with disgruntled Customers for cancelled and delayed flights complaining bitterly. This is nothing unusual in that every airline has disgruntled passengers on Twitter but Flybe are smaller than most and shouldn't be seeing so many cancellations and delays. They also, can't afford t...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5079

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

After ORY, I think the next base is most likely to be FCO. IIRC, IAG has already indicated this. Beyond that, MAN must be a possibility. I'd be surprised if they came to UK. I think IAG sees the UK as BAs territory and as good feeding for Aer Lingus. Plus with Virgin and Thomas Cook does MAN actual...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5079

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

Their main "growth" this summer is taking over the existing BA Openskies operation out of Paris, along with the AOC and the workforce, replacing the aircraft with new A330ceos and restructuring the schedule. At least it will stop people saying that Level has no AOC! After ORY, I think the...

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by Jerry123
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Flybe need to focus on SOU and EXT - there is no competition here, and people hate travelling to London/Bristol, the issue is that Flybe keep swapping and changing things. Southampton should be a cash cow, Hampshire has the third largest GVA in the U.K. and the 3rd largest population outside London...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

buy 25 a320neo and 25 B787 and build a international hub in EXE Intercontinental route EXE-YYZ EXE-YVR EXE-JFK EXE-LAX EXE-SFO EXE-MIA EXE-IAD EXE-JNB-CPT EXE-DXB EXE-BKK EXE-BOM EXE-DEL EXE-HKG EXE-SIN EXE-PVG EXE-PEK EXE-NRT EXE-GRU-EZE I assume you mean EXT (Exeter) ? I don't think there's enoug...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

buy 25 a320neo and 25 B787 and build a international hub in EXE Intercontinental route EXE-YYZ EXE-YVR EXE-JFK EXE-LAX EXE-SFO EXE-MIA EXE-IAD EXE-JNB-CPT EXE-DXB EXE-BKK EXE-BOM EXE-DEL EXE-HKG EXE-SIN EXE-PVG EXE-PEK EXE-NRT EXE-GRU-EZE I assume you mean EXT (Exeter) ? I don't think there's enoug...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

I’m sure flyBe does have a future, it has a strong route network serving U.K. business and leisure travellers. It has a cost problem and an image problem. It also has a perception of not being very reliable. flyBe needs to decide what it wants to be, either an LCC, a high-frequency domestic airline...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

I'd be surprised if they came a BA franchise plus I honestly think BA couldn't give 2 hoots about the regional airports and expanding their brand to them. As for Stobart i don't see how they would've benefited Flybe and how they would've taken Flybe forward in anyway. It is interesting times for Fly...

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Amiga500 wrote:
Might they be better off parking their planes off peak? (and reducing frequency)

The problem is a lot of their routes rely on high frequencies to work especially as about 50% of their passengers are business related.

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by Jerry123
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 10608

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Yes Flybe does have a future. The losses are coming down and their revenue is going up and the amount they earn per passenger that they earn is going up. They are on the right path to recovery after some bad decisions. If they did go bust it would be a disaster for a lot of airports around the UK. E...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29415

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Cardiff is on a list of 18 potential domestic airports that Easyjet would consider offering from Heathrow if/when Runway 3 gets built. http://www.anna.aero/2018/06/14/easyjet-reveals-routes-for-potential-heathrow-base-at-anna-aero-raba-hublab-conference-18-domestic-destinations-identified/ I don't ...

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by Jerry123
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29415

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

http://www.anna.aero/2018/06/14/easyjet ... dentified/
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Cardiff is on a list of 18 potential domestic airports that Easyjet would consider offering from Heathrow if/when Runway 3 gets built.
http://www.anna.aero/2018/06/14/easyjet ... dentified/

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by Jerry123
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7516

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

Easyjet used to operate a LTN service i believe but it was scrapped due to APD.

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29415

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

15 months of consecutive growth at Cardiff Airport The national airport for Wales is continuing on its positive journey of transformation and today announces 15 months of consecutive passenger growth, with over 1.51 million customers now choosing to fly from Cardiff. As of the end of May 2018, which...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3132

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

Stobart's F.U. to FlyBE for walking away from a buyout. How? The franchise is operated by Stobarts themselves not Flybe. I'm well aware that Stobart operate planes. If the FlyBE routes fail then they sell or redeploy the planes. No skin off their noses. If the FlyBE routes fail then FlyBE loses rev...

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3132

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

Hoping this might mean Ryanair expand at some of the other smaller UK airports! Especially Cardiff! Well done to Southend for attracting Ryanair!

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by Jerry123
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3132

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

leghorn wrote:
Stobart's F.U. to FlyBE for walking away from a buyout.

How? The franchise is operated by Stobarts themselves not Flybe.

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29415

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Hopefully see some pics of the DL 763 on the JFK-GLA run scheduled Mon 11/6/18. Seems to have been planned rather than tech sub. As a one off (so far) dont think we can comment on overall loads as a result. Though on paper last year seemed to be pretty good considering competition. Its a great prod...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17782

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

based on the mega order all the carriers under AFKL At the end of 2018 Air France-KLM will select its medium-haul fleet replacement for Air France, HOP!, KLM and Transavia, operating 120 Boeing 737 NG, 118 Airbus A320ceo family, 64 Embraer E-Jets, 25 Bombardier CRJ700 series and 13 Embraer 145. Jus...

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by Jerry123
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17782

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

They seem happy with the 737 so i don't see why they would change or need to change to Airbus. Me neither I don't see why, other than the fact that Air France has a lot of Airbus narrowbodies in its fleet. Likewise one would ask: "Why didn't Air France order NG737s?" The only reason I see...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 17782

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

They seem happy with the 737 so i don't see why they would change or need to change to Airbus.

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 14724

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

Is 111 significant, as in a certain percentage of their fleet had to be reregistered? It's probably roughly about 55 to 60 percent of their fleet and the aircraft they base around the EU. They have around 300 aircraft so its roughly about a third of their fleet or about 37% of their fleet. I though...

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by Jerry123
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 14724

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

andymartin wrote:
Is 111 significant, as in a certain percentage of their fleet had to be reregistered?

It's probably roughly about 55 to 60 percent of their fleet and the aircraft they base around the EU.

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