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by cityshuttle
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247565

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Guess if LH was offered to take over AZ and turn it into a profitable airline, they would find an internal solution for EN.

The original plan of LH was to have AZ focus on FCO and leave MXP to EW. But now IG has started many routes from MXP and it would be way more difficult as 2 years back ...

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by cityshuttle
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19330

Re: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership

So that means no white knight on the horizon ?

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by cityshuttle
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't EW been able to establish itself as a major player in TXL?
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Why hasn't EW been able to establish itself as a major player in TXL?

Wasn’t the "agreement" between LH (EW) and U2, that EW wouldn’t expand at TXL in favor for U2 and therefore U2 wouldn’t expand in DUS in favor of EW ?

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by cityshuttle
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19330

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

Maybe a good add for EW to purchase ZI - build a base at ORY. O&D of Paris region should be strong enough with decent business pax along ethnic / touristic pax.

Otherwise they risk that Norwegian / Level / Easy etc will get stronger at ORY / Paris market.

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by cityshuttle
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7818

Re: SU / KL IL-62

Very interesting details in regards to AF-SU and KL-SU.

That previous cooperation might be a reason why they all ended up being members of the Skyteam Alliance !

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by cityshuttle
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 627
Views: 80538

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

WAW-TXL will be increased from 21/7 to 28/7 in WFP 19/20

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by cityshuttle
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247565

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Not only was JNB recently launched but it will also get a 5th weekly frequency this winter. Maybe the route is not unprofitable, maybe it's just not profitable enough. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281890/alitalia-increases-johannesburg-service-in-ns19/ If AZ is dropping JNB alo...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 9185

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Given how large the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale to Europe market is, I am surprised there aren't non-stop flights to Athens from there. Any chance AA adds MIA-ATH on a 788? Does the 788 have the legs to make it both directions? I actually don’t see a reason for ATH-MIA, neither for business nor for leisur...

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by cityshuttle
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6101

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

And they fly the A380 on one of their flights (the late flight if I checked correctly). Is BER even A380 capable? Or does the Mayor of Berlin Mr Müller want to continue the narrative of Klaus Wowereit on Berlin being "arm aber sexy"? Yes, the new BER airport has an A380 capable gate. Let'...

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by cityshuttle
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6101

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

What are the current bilateral limits between Germany and the UAE? As for Berlin, I would actually see Flydubai as more appropriate as a route starter, if the current bilateral is not maxed out. Bilateral allows only 4 destinations in Germany for UAE carriers, so EY / EK / FZ. Since EY and EK are a...

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by cityshuttle
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 627
Views: 80538

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

CPT in winter would work very well fed by extensive European network and maybe some from North America. Red eye outbound and inbound as a day flight. Also don’t forget that some other carriers have reached their maximum of flights according to bilateral agreements, e.g. LH only has 1/7 left to CPT ...

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by cityshuttle
Wed May 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 4154

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

Will they be flying to the new Daxing airport instead of PEK - given their future OneWorld membership ?

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by cityshuttle
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 171475

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Have been there yesterday, coming from PVG and connecting to TXL. It is huge. But most surprisingly is that there are 50% of the shops still not open yet. The main lounge entrances are closed and you are forced to use the side entrances which are kind of hidden. And the lounges are huge too ... but ...

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by cityshuttle
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The business model of Finnair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4890

Re: The business model of Finnair?

This is part of Finnair business model. Instead of wasting money and time to compete with ANA and JAL, they just provide cheaper tickets which they know both ANA and JAL can't provide. You are aware that AY is in a JV with BA and JL, right ? Besides, fares for AY flights to any Japanese destination...

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by cityshuttle
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The business model of Finnair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4890

Re: The business model of Finnair?

Their business model is questionnable, their hub is a mess, both inside and out. The only thing they're useful for is for keeping their competitors honest. The position is good on paper alone. On a 9 hour red eye, you can't get any sleep and your feeding flight is long and on a RJ or narrowbody. Bu...

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by cityshuttle
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16927

Re: LOT Polish international growth

They will lose tons of money on this. Mark my words. LOT announces new 5 weekly Delhi-Warsaw flights effective 17Sep using a B788. The flight schedule caters largely to EU traffic as only one way connections to North America exist. I agree, the flight times for connections in both directions are no...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...
Replies: 70
Views: 12176

Re: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...

Since Lufthansa never cared about Berlin and developing it any further than hub-connections to FRA and MUC ... even cut EW routes to only a few domestic smaller cities and a handful EU destinations ... nobody of the airport management should give a d**n about a statement of a LH CEO in regards to BE...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11829

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

Although this thread was about US3 flights to Russia ... I have connected via SVO and DME many times on flights from EU to Asia and even Middle East. Both are modern airports, with nice lounges, nice staff etc. I’ve been to 8 cities in Russia so far, met helpful people at each of them. And generally...

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by cityshuttle
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The business model of Finnair?
Replies: 28
Views: 4890

Re: The business model of Finnair?

AirlineCritic wrote:
Some anecdotal evidence:

HEL seems much, much more packed in the last two years than before. They need expansion...


They are actually expanding HEL right now ! :bouncy:

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by cityshuttle
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 29
Views: 5035

Re: IAG's next conquest?

Maybe in the longterm: JU / Air Serbia ? And get it into OW as connecting partner later on ? They have a good network in Europe, especially the Balkan region, their product after EY got involved has improved very much. And last, maybe EY is happy to get rid of that last EU subsidiary sooner or later...

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by cityshuttle
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:35 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: 77930

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

Just from BBC news... ...the fleet will be rebranded as Virgin Atlantic and intention is to feed LHR and MAN and drop “odd” routes Skyliner report the new airline will be called flyV. Not seen this mentioned elsewhere. http://www.skyliner-aviation.de Maybe it is about time to re-brand entire VS as ...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study
Replies: 26
Views: 3580

Re: HNA mulls alliance membership by setting up taskforce for feasibility study

Well, having lost CZ as member, only SkyTeam makes real sense, as HU and HX would add great connections at PEK and HKG to/from mainland China ... and not fear any objections from a strong CA in Star Alliance or a strong CX in OneWorld. There is also no internal competition with MU‘s hub in PVG and M...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 167
Views: 32236

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

This cancelled order of 10 x A 380 is supposed to be from Hong Kong Airlines / HX.

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by cityshuttle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10147

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

Actually the Joon cabin was more modern (USB sockets on every seat, etc) ... hope they will adopt such things to AF mainline aircrafts.

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by cityshuttle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 29
Views: 5035

Re: IAG's next conquest?

Weren’t there comments in another thread regarding a possible acquisition of AY ==> leading to AY loosing Russian overflight rights ?

I could nevertheless see a deeper collaboration as well as maybe AY switching their FF program to IAG Avios.

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by cityshuttle
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3503

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Is Condor in trouble? :O I am flying them in a few weeks (short-haul). No, don’t worry ! But Thomas Cook Group is not making money for years and they seriously need to start ordering new aircraft to replace the old 757 & 767 - but seem to keep delaying this decision over and over again. There i...

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by cityshuttle
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3503

Re: Eurowings in 2019

According to the media article, LH / EW is currently only considering options for leisure long-haul destinations in case that DE (Condor / Thomas Cook) might cease operations ...

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by cityshuttle
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247565

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Most people seem to assume that AZ's problems are costs. AZ staff are definitely not overpaid, the structure is lean, courtesy of previous restructurings. WRONG >> they have a cost problem for decades ! People will pay to get a good service. Definitely not, especially not with bad economy and high ...

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by cityshuttle
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247565

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

DL is the most profitable airline in the world with a competent management and the biggest rate of profit sharing with its staff. DL knows how to run an airline like a family and this is what AZ needs. Plus DL's leadership knows how AZ works, the president used to be an AZ top manager. No doubt DL ...

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by cityshuttle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think OneWorld lacks of a big Chinese airline?
Replies: 18
Views: 3805

Re: Do you think OneWorld lacks of a big Chinese airline?

I suppose AY likes to keep the EU-China market to itself :-) But, having no local airline partner in OW is a problem. Anytime one goes to a destination not served by AY, you're not going to be able to use your alliance. AY is offering connections from PEK with CA + MU !!! But yes, having a OW partn...

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by cityshuttle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247565

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Delta May Be Frontrunner in Talks for Alitalia Deal https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-05/delta-may-be-frontrunner-in-talks-for-alitalia-deal-stampa-says Seems its down to LH or DL as partners with the state railroad. Lufthansa will definitely not continue negotiations as long as state...

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by cityshuttle
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system
Replies: 72
Views: 10055

Re: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system

I think the question is whether some long-haul Euro/US carrier will fly to both airports. If there is one, I bet it would be Lufthansa from FRA. It makes no sense for LH / LX / OS to fly to ZBAD as they will only be able to offer connections via PEK on CA. One of the main reasons for continuing to ...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 627
Views: 80538

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -jan-2019/
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LOT is increasing WAW-AMS to 4x daily from 21 Jan 19

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -jan-2019/

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by cityshuttle
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 627
Views: 80538

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Great news ... although I would have tried to go 7/7 to India, splitting it e.g. 4/7 WAW-DEL and 3/7 WAW-BOM.

Let hope they get this flight timed well into their hub-waves for connections to/from EU, US, CA at WAW.

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by cityshuttle
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 36065

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Thanks for your replies. It is really weird to see that LO - although not being part of the LH/UA TATL JV - is more or less forced to collaborate with third parties (competitors) e.g. B6 rather than using the capabilities of UA being most logical (larger network, better re-booking options, *A partne...

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by cityshuttle
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 36065

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Yeah American to Philadelphia is doing definitely better with passenger numbers and that is even though they announced that route after LOT with their route announcements. Not sure how much of that is connecting traffic for American, but that’s something LOT probably doesn’t really offer for BUD. W...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8482

Re: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?

Why take over the business and the debts when you can just wait until it goes bellyup and buy the slots and aircraft that you want? Simply because if „it goes bellyup“ than ALL other airlines can apply for the then freed up slots and one would not get all of the desired slots for keeping the desire...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8482

Re: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?

Makes more sense for IAG to wait for Norwegian to go bust and then LEVEL can cherry pick the best DY routes and assets ... Well, I can’t imagine any scenario where DY / D8 / DI will just disappear ... someone (IAG, LH Group, xxx) will take over the business and pay a certain amount. DY / D8 / DI ha...

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by cityshuttle
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93478

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I suppose as Iberia has a livery which could be applied to the rest of the group, if IAG wanted to they could align the livery whilst retaining the individual brands (and possibly revisiting flavours of old favourites....). Very crude ideas below. Although not part of the group, Finnair looks very ...

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by cityshuttle
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49244

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Turkish, jetBlue, Aeroflot all have meal services & seatback IFE (including in coach) on A320/B737 services & business class Not true for all SU flights. I have been on many A 320/321 and B 737 but only a very few times they had IFE in Economy. On my last SU flight in business (HAM-SVO) the...

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by cityshuttle
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37720

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

But aren't EUROWINGS moving their long haul flights from CGN to DUS? I thought that was the plan, if so it would give NORWEGIAN an ideal airport with no long haul competition and I think that's why SKIP and myself mentioned CGN as being an ideal candidate for NORWEGIAN to possibly expand in Germany...

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by cityshuttle
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45595

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018

digitalcloud wrote:
W19 timetable suggests GLA and TXL will operate into winter.


Any update on this ???

For S19 schedule the flight numbers for JFK-TXL have changed from DL422 / DL222 to DL092 / DL093.

For W19 no reservations possible at the moment.

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by cityshuttle
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71528

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Totally out of left field here....but partnership with Etihad. Etihad desperately needs a US-based partner and UA is probably the best fit. EY already flies to ORD and LAX. Bring back the EY SFO flight. Move one NY flight to EWR. Move the former DFW flight to IAH and connect oil to oil. That is an ...

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by cityshuttle
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10320

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

Here are the flight times according to routesonline.com

LY021 TLV0700 – 1115LAS 789 5
LY022 LAS2245 – 2215+1TLV 789 6

Will they seriously keep the Dreamliner at LAS on the ground for 35 hours ?

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by cityshuttle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privatair files for insolvency
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Privatair files for insolvency

Since LH Technik is providing MRO services for various airlines, I’m sure the licenses are definitely not an issue. Also, my suggestion was due to the short-term availability of the right aircraft and the right crew in order to perform the FRA-PNQ route with an adequate product. Sure, they could use...

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by cityshuttle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privatair files for insolvency
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Privatair files for insolvency

Why not purchase the aircraft and hire the crew - both available after the bankruptcy announcement. At least no big risk for LH since they know the product of their former wet-lease partner well. And not to forget, LH has longstanding B 737 ops knowledge since they retired their own B 737 only a few...

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by cityshuttle
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent
Replies: 35
Views: 11535

Re: News Report: OU bankruptcy imminent

I would expect the Croatian government to request some guarantees from Lufthansa / Eurowings in terms of continuing certain routes, keeping a certain number of staff, etc. In fact the current OU fleet would match the EW fleet (maybe a different cabin config) ... so this part won’t be an issue. Not s...

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by cityshuttle
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21113

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

Planes4you wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
What will FRA-AUS be flown on? A333, A359, or A343 I'd imagine are the three options.



Did you seriously think they’ll send an A350 to AUS?


It will definitely be no A 350-900, as all of these aircraft are based in MUC.

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by cityshuttle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 21113

Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

Lufthansa will introduce a new route from FRA to AUS beginning 03 May 2019. LH further announced to switch it's daily flight to KIX from FRA to MUC. In addition the flights MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN will also be increased to 7/7. Another new daily route will be MUC-BKK (likely to be taken over from EW). http...

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