TXL is maxed out on Slots. EZY bought the AB Slots and FR the HG/OE Slots. LH has historically a low presence in Berlin following the special Berlin status before reunification. But the network (not frequency) was reduced quite a bit. CDG was dropped. Nowadays it’s basically domestic routes + Group ...Jump to post
I think they might do it as a one off publicity stunt.Jump to post
What a pain this must be for travelers during the summer peak. But suppose they need the good weather guarantee to get the job done. During the summer holidays, there is less business demand. Leisure travelers are less time-conscious, so it makes sense to close over the holidays. Obviously winter i...Jump to post
The first A320N with the new Cabin is afaik in production. All LX A320N will get it, too. I’m uncertain about the 10 used 320s for OS which will join starting next year.
Haven’t heard anything about a possible retrofit program. Don’t think there will be one in the short term.
The EU handles most new agreements nowadays. They made an offer to Qatar as well as the UAE to renegotiate, but the UAE decided not to proceed. The Mayor of Berlin has a couple of times publicly said that he wishes EK as well, but his clout in national politics is somewhat limited. If he had the clo...Jump to post
There is simply no place for so many low-cost carriers in Vienna. I checked ch-aviation capacities module on capacity share for this week in VIE airport: 1 Austrian Airlines 45,16% (+1,85% LH, +1,38% Swiss) 2 Eurowings 7,75% 3 Lauda 6,75% 4 Wizz Air 5,92% 5 easyJet 3,09% 6 LEVEL 2,71% Comparing to ...Jump to post
Especially, as FR learned, people are much more willing to spend on ancillaries on longer flights. So there is a sweet spot for LCCs somewhere in the 2-4h range I would say. Somewhere the yield premium for FSC comes in (Business class, driving higher margins). Will be interesting to see how it devel...Jump to post
LX is expected to keep the A343s until 26 or 27, hence the current update of the cabin. The XG 332s are leased for 7 years (iirc) and will likely be out then, as they spend half the year in the shop :D SN just got/is in the process of getting used 333s. Seems likely they fly them for another 10 year...Jump to post
well they could always go for a denser config. since the E2-195 can hold up to 146pax...But what will happen with the LCY flights if the E2-195 is not certified to fly to LCY and they have not ordered the E2-190?How long will they keep their E-190s? 146 at what pitch? 27? Cannot see them going unde...Jump to post
It’s not like the “new entrants” in the DA market are very profitable either (U2, OE, VK). If I look on the TXL-rest of Germany fares there are multiple flights per day available at 30-50€ one way. And I’m talking about this week.... Just not sustainable!Jump to post
To the airline it’s like she paid the tickets with a fraudulent credit card (I.e. not at all), so she is liable for the ticket costs. If you buy a stolen car, you can’t expect to keep it! Obviously she could try to get it back from that captain, but he’s the professional here, so it will be tough. I...Jump to post
SN has always been a LCC type of operation demanded by the market forces. Apparently LX can charge a premium within Switzerland for being Swiss. If you can't charge a premium for your brand, the only logical thing is to consolidate the brand.Jump to post
A new type rating wouldn’t be an issue for LH as they don’t operate any other 737. So the risk is mitigateable. However, people seem to forget that they are ordering for the mid 20s and not for next year. So they’re replacing a lot of A319s and CRJs (and maybe include a few A320s needed to be replac...Jump to post
Very curious move. Wonder which routes will emerge in FRA. Existing LH routes, or new ventures to complete with DE? I reckon it’s a bit of a strike against Condor, starting to compete in their main business area, lowering the value of the company in case of acquisition, making it less attractive fo...Jump to post
So will Eurowings remain flying longhaul to the Caribbean from DUS or will all the Caribbean flights be moved to FRA? A388 In the local newspaper it was reported that there will still be flights to the Caribbean, it will be interesting to see if there will be expansion of EW opb SN or a shift of US...Jump to post
Currently (since November18) the EWR-DUS flights are marketed by EW and opb SN. Beforehand they were operated and marketed by LH. SN has a opened a base in DUS, hence mainly German crew, especially in the Cabin. DUS has 3-4 XG aircraft operating, which will be moved. The SN base is supposed to grow ...Jump to post
It's about the Swiss subsidiary, Germania Flug AG. Not about the bankrupt Germania Fluggesellschaft mbh (the German mother company). The Swiss subsidiary was not bankrupt and has now found new investors as it was partly owned by the bankrupt Germania gmbh. I hope it is clear now. I would suggest to ...Jump to post
The first A321neo is scheduled to come already in a month. Why were no routes announced yet? Also the capacity there is not so tight as on A320 (180/180 vs 215/240 on A321NX) so may they send them to destinations like Moscow or Lisbon? because the neos (or new A320SLs) don't fly further than Kiev. ...Jump to post
Any idea of A321neo routes? I'm booked on FRA-MAN with an A321 in May and I'd love for that to become an A321neo. Doubt that. Would make most operational sense to put it on the longest routes in the network, and that was the initial plan for the A320neo as well. They only put it on the ultra short ...Jump to post
Do you interpret that to mean they'll be de-emphasizing Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg flows to VIE? I think what they mean is that with the removal of Q400s these secondary cities will lose some of their own direct Europe flights, so the desire is to build better connectivity and netw...Jump to post
EN supposedly has a lower cost base than city line, which has lower costs than LH mainline.
Regarding scope, in the new agreement from 2017 there is a specified number of planes which have to be flown by mainline.
Regarding Indigo, there is still a vote ongoing within the bond holders, as the terms of the bonds must be adjusted/restructured (condition of Indigo). Basically Indigo wants a debt cut.Jump to post
I agree, which is why I am relieved that they made this last call decision but I also understand why this move is highly anticipated. So lets hope they are ready in 3 months. I just flew through the new airport out of curiosity, looking at it from an engineering perspective, they need at least a ye...Jump to post
OS is profitable, but the target is 8% ROE. 2017’s EBIT was 100m EUR, LHG wants something around 150m.
Older planes, if well-maintained aren’t necessarily bad. A lot of US-Airlines fly profitably transatlantic with 767s and the 772s are also only one generation old.
They tried to replace as much capacity as possible of AB. Their schedule last year, especially summer, was only flyable when nothing went wrong, which lead to cancellation rates tripling. It was a strategic decision to hobble up as many slots as possible. This year should be better, as they are addi...Jump to post
Aren't the carry on luggage bins relatively large on the A220 compared to other aircraft? That would be a major upgrade in passenger ease of travel. Every flight I've been on lately overflows the overhead luggage bins. Super annoying to have to fight people for space. The left sides features a simi...Jump to post
Why does austrian have a decline in the revenue? Is this the competition? It's the new IFRS Accounting standard. Fees which are handed through (like airport charges) are not included in Revenues and costs anymore. That's why most European airlines will report lower revenue figures this year. I thin...Jump to post
If I recall the setup process of the Austrian subsidiary, they first started as a subsidiary of Vueling. However IAG couldn’t reach an agreement with the workforce of using that brand for a different AOC. As such they moved the company to a direct subsidiary of IAG and started with the Level brand i...Jump to post
The reporter who wrote that article should be fired. This is what media and social media has come to. Reporters who don’t check or go to the source of the news to find out the truth. That is one of the reason Trump makes the news media a fool at every turn and call them FAKE NEWS. reporters need to...Jump to post
I find D much more convenient, and I have no clue what makes E more prestigious. Do you miss taking the train with the ringing cow bells?Jump to post
I don't know if LX has that many non-Schengen-ZRH-non-Schengen Rotations. Using B/D is more useful, as they are double usage gates.Jump to post
The press release is a bit weird, they closed a deal for 8 E190s (E1/E2) from Helvetic. This is in addition to 4 E190s which are under a long-term wetlease. However, there are/were more than 4 E190s flying for Swiss. As such I read it that they are replacing the 3 Q400s opb OS. 1 is supposed to be r...Jump to post
The illegal part is the consequences for the employees, which are "transferred" to other bases. In most European countries, you can't just change the place of work, meaning you have to allow for commuting or make a payout to make the person redundant (usually expensive). But in this case ...Jump to post
Curious not being a lawyer, are you allowed to continue with a course of action after a court has found against you and the appeal has not been heard? Shouldn't things stop until it is decided? Basically, as I read it, closing the base is not illegal per se. The illegal part is the consequences for...Jump to post
Don’t forget the German and Polish parts of the company filed for bankruptcy protection. There were reports in the German media that the German subdivision has found a buyer and that the contract should be signed on Friday. (Their AOC expires end of month).Jump to post
DEL - YVR traveling time is going to be 20h45min, with a layover time in KEF of 4h 20min. Leaves Delhi at 7am and arrives Vancouver at 6.15pm. Eastwards, travel time increases despite a tighter layover in KEF of just 2h25min. Air Canada non-stop service YVR-DEL is just 14 hours 10 min, 13h 50min on...Jump to post