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by DUSZRH
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't EW been able to establish itself as a major player in TXL?
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

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

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 ...

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by DUSZRH
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 13522

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

I think they might do it as a one off publicity stunt.

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by DUSZRH
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction
Replies: 8
Views: 2566

Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

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...

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by DUSZRH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

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.

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by DUSZRH
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6090

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

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...

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by DUSZRH
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces a New Round of Expansion at VIE
Replies: 25
Views: 4996

Re: Wizz Air Announces a New Round of Expansion at VIE

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 ...

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by DUSZRH
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14247

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

I hear that
CPH-JFK/LAX/FLL
ARN-MCO/JFK
OSL-MCO/LAX
will be come summer only and that they’ll start to fly to the Caribbean/warm seaside destinations for tour companies instead.

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by DUSZRH
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 12470

Re: European LCC

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...

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by DUSZRH
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12870

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development

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...

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by DUSZRH
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26782

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

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...

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by DUSZRH
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

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!

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by DUSZRH
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5628

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

On Schengen flights (except for CH) it’s not duty free anyway...

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by DUSZRH
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14183

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

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...

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by DUSZRH
Mon May 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4417

Re: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights

There are quite a few routes, but not so many frequencies. Top of the head maybe 10% of the 32F network. And quite a few of the higher frequent ones are usually operated by 321s.

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by DUSZRH
Mon May 13, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 62
Views: 11552

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

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.

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by DUSZRH
Thu May 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7091

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

Citylines are supposed to go to EN and CLH will get A319s instead. But given the advent of the E2 there will be a lot of cheap used E190s on the market soon (That's why WDL is getting them as well).

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by DUSZRH
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 50602

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

LSZH34 wrote:
What is JBB doing? Saw it flying around HEL and LCY the past days as LX8840.


I read somewhere that Airbus rented a Swiss A220 to do promo flights with potential customers around Europe (HEL and more).

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by DUSZRH
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35478

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

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...

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by DUSZRH
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 7360

Re: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA

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...

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by DUSZRH
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 7360

Re: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA

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...

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by DUSZRH
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 7360

Re: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA

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 ...

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by DUSZRH
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What IAG should learn from the Swiss
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Re: What IAG should learn from the Swiss

However, it should be noted that the implementation for Switzerland took a couple of years.

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by DUSZRH
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss part of Germania taken over by Swiss investors
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

Re: Germania taken over by Swiss investors

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 ...

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by DUSZRH
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 50602

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

It has been reported that there is an RFP between the A350 and B787 from LHG. OS is part of it, LX’s A343 replacement are part of it and I reckon LH’s 343s and maybe 346s.

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by DUSZRH
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Eurowings 737 painted
Replies: 20
Views: 5585

Re: First Eurowings 737 painted

Was communicated, all LH Group airlines get white engines, to save on spare part/engine management.

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by DUSZRH
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 30424

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

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. ...

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by DUSZRH
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 30424

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

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 ...

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by DUSZRH
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 50602

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Seems like LH is a bit short on planes, as they will also wetlease some BT A223s. However, taking over some LH flights allows the base to grow and be maintained more efficiently.

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by DUSZRH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 312
Views: 50602

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

ANA is a candidate, especially if CH and JP agree on HND frequencies, given the LH/LX/NH JV, which would help the Swiss side of the market.

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by DUSZRH
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines announces strategy for coming years
Replies: 18
Views: 4416

Re: Austrian to remove Q400 fleet; grow Airbus NB fleet

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...

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by DUSZRH
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti fleet expansion – possible 150-seater
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Air Dolomiti fleet expansion – possible 150-seater

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.

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by DUSZRH
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 64
Views: 12592

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

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.

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by DUSZRH
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 171382

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

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...

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by DUSZRH
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 4523

Re: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

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.

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by DUSZRH
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3501

Re: Eurowings in 2019

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...

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by DUSZRH
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3501

Re: Eurowings in 2019

If you read the recent interviews with Dirks, the talk is of „holiday routes“, as such more conflicting with DE and not LH. And it would be most probably the XG aircraft, as they are without C.

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by DUSZRH
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28820

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

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...

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by DUSZRH
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Austrian Airlines doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 5047

Re: How is Austrian Airlines doing?

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...

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by DUSZRH
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason for the LEVEL brand in VIE?
Replies: 12
Views: 2014

Re: Reason for the LEVEL brand in VIE?

BTW they will move part of the AMS base to Anisec/Level, too.

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by DUSZRH
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason for the LEVEL brand in VIE?
Replies: 12
Views: 2014

Re: Reason for the LEVEL brand in VIE?

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...

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by DUSZRH
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37696

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

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...

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by DUSZRH
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56400

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

stylo777 wrote:
KIX not, but ICN is almost certain and unofficially discussed (in line with the next 77W entering the fleet next year)

You mean 2020?

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by DUSZRH
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?
Replies: 14
Views: 3429

Re: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?

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?

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by DUSZRH
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?
Replies: 14
Views: 3429

Re: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?

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.

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by DUSZRH
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56400

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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...

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by DUSZRH
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG capital markets day
Replies: 21
Views: 5839

Re: IAG capital markets day

I reckon so. The reason why they founded Anisec. Unions at Vueling became too strong for their liking.

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by DUSZRH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9064

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

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 ...

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by DUSZRH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9064

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

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...

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by DUSZRH
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet fleet at SHJ
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Re: Small Planet fleet at SHJ

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).

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by DUSZRH
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6188

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

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...

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