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by albertocsc
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 455
Views: 104401

Re: BA A380 status

At the moment most of them are in storage at Chateauroux. In addition, G-XLEG is expected to get to Ciudad Real, also for storage, next Friday.

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by albertocsc
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 23515

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

EC-NHO was delivered (direct to storage) today, with no titles and still with old registration (TC-JUG).

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by albertocsc
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 21275

Re: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020

Tulcea itself is not that highly populated, but there are a lot of car and minivan shuttle services from the county to Otopeni so I can see some demand there. Also, at the moment, the Danube Delta and its boat tours have quite a lot of potential with tourism, but it's already covered by the occasion...

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by albertocsc
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 21275

Re: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020

Apart from Arad and Oradea, is there any airport which sees scheduled airline passenger traffic on a route at least 1x weekly and which has *not* got (or soon to have) a route to London ? No, I'm not including Baneasa as it's closed to scheduled airline pax flights With the recent addition of Orade...

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by albertocsc
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 417
Views: 111571

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

itisi wrote:
B-HLH A330 arriving in LHR this morning (23rd) from DWC, retirement flight. Dropping cargo at LHR then off to Spain.

B-HLF to follow tomorrow


Yes, today B-HLH arrived to CQM, and for tomorrow we are expecting B-HLF together with an A320 from Cathay Dragon (B-HSG).

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by albertocsc
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gambling on board?
Replies: 12
Views: 2260

Re: Gambling on board?

Not exactly the same, but you can always play the Scratchcard game on Ryanair flights for prizes up to 1,000,000€.

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by albertocsc
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3669

Re: Italian Aviation 2020

debonair wrote:
LUMIWINGS - a Greek charter airline, which will open a base in Forli with scheduled flights to Eastern Europe and Greece from December 1st


Wow, Forli seems to be planning a big comeback, with Air Dolomiti and Lumiwings already planning scheduled flights there.

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by albertocsc
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Also there was talk of Wizz buying Borajet to create a Turkish subsidiary, but nothing really came out of it.

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by albertocsc
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

They already flew to STN back in their old times, switching after to LTN. Recently they have started LGW and SEN, but while the former has been even upgraded to a base, the latter has been cut to just one route. While nothing would stop them from (re-)starting STN ops, my guess is that they will foc...

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by albertocsc
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 23515

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

debonair wrote:
WAMOS AIR A320 EC-NHN (msn 2164) ready for delivery @ ISL, but other sources claim "ntu" by Wamos. Any updates?


Not sure about NHN, but NJN should be delivered to Wamos tomorrow noon.

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by albertocsc
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

At least for CDG, it seems the route is bookable only for this week and then goes back to ORY.

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by albertocsc
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Finally the Egypt route is MXP-HBE.

Also OTP-PMI was announced.

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by albertocsc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

why? Related to current travel restrictions and downturn in travel. At the moment (or at least until recently) only repatriation flights by Georgian Airways are permitted in the country, and also because of some disagreements on how the government is easing the lockdown in Georgia. http://georgiato...

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by albertocsc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Kutaisi base will be closed for the next 9 months.

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by albertocsc
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Blerg wrote:
I doubt they would allow them to enter the domestic market and to erode the yields of Russian carriers. I am certain LED will do really well for them.


Indigo Partners already had a try at the domestic Russian market that didn't go that well (Avianova).

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by albertocsc
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 324
Views: 71069

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

9 June, 2020: Three SAA A319 aircraft are being ferried from JNB to Accra and beyond........ 1. SA4702 A319 ZS-SFI 2. SA4701 A319 ZS-SFG 3. SA4703 A319 ZS-SFM https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zs-sfi https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zs-sfg https://www.flightradar24.com/data/air...

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by albertocsc
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will foreign bases be reopened one day?
Replies: 15
Views: 2860

Re: Will foreign bases be reopened one day?

santi319 wrote:
If you are within the Eurozone, its really not considered foreign...

Unionized airlines will not allow this to happen for the very same reason that they must protect their workers first (rightfully)


Well, Ryanair and Wizz have also bases outside the EU: FEZ, RAK, KUT, IEV, TIA (soon),...

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by albertocsc
Fri May 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3275

Re: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

omochiwokudasai wrote:
albertocsc wrote:
It seems they announced also today a base in Milan MXP. Tomorrow two more bases are due to be announced.

do you know where they are going to open those bases?


It was already commented in another thread, but it is Tirana as a base, and Salzburg not as a base but kind of a "focus city".

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by albertocsc
Thu May 28, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3275

Re: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

It seems they announced also today a base in Milan MXP. Tomorrow two more bases are due to be announced.

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by albertocsc
Sat May 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No VS A340s left at LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15834

Re: No VS A340s left at LHR

Don't know if this is the right thread for it, but today a Virgin Atlantic A330 (G-VINE) left London Heathrow LHR for storage at Ciudad Real CQM.

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by albertocsc
Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25277

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

How does Ryanair propose to operate flights in future at Vienna ? Will they just rely on flights from bases elsewhere (with crew on lower wages) ? Revert to making Bratislava their airport for Vienna ? Or hire crew on (for example) Bulgarian contracts and tell them to move for a few months at a tim...

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by albertocsc
Mon May 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8873

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

One interesting flight: Out of the reopening of Ciudad Real Airport, a medical cargo corridor to Guangzhou was established. It was meant to be operated by direct flights on Hi Fly A340s and A330s, but the first (and probably second) one ended up being operated by a Spanish airline, Galistair, with t...

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by albertocsc
Sun May 10, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst “White Elephant” Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3769

Re: Worst “White Elephant” Airports

I think Ciudad Real Central Airport, in Spain, pretty much takes the cake. It was originally built to handle 2 million passengers per year, but never saw anywhere even close to that. Over 200 km from Madrid, it was a dismal failure. Even Ryanair couldn’t make it work. It was closed for years, but r...

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by albertocsc
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pegasus business model
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Question about Pegasus business model

Once I missed my connection with them, as the first leg arrived 2h late, and they provided me with hotel, food and a new flight. Anyways, as it seems they don't have many agreements with other airlines, I needed to wait 24 hours for their next flight home. Also I needed to claim back my visa-on-arri...

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by albertocsc
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1494

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

Sounds like a great idea!
Will you have time in Munich to see around? If so, just take the train, and visit at least the area around Marienplatz. Also enjoy a good German beer.

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by albertocsc
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky
Replies: 17
Views: 3093

Re: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky

I need to do LON to KIV at the end of October but neither these flights, the Air Moldova or the Wizzair ones are bookable yet. When might this be likely? I’d love to try either this new airline or Air Moldova... It seems flights are already bookable on the website, up to October. By the way, you ca...

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by albertocsc
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5912

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

CQM....over a billion Euros cost...built in 2009 and 0 flights In the period it was first opened, 2008-2012, Ciudad Real CQM managed to get 6 destinations by 4 airlines. It is also true that no more than two airlines or 3 destinations were operated at the same time, so it was underutilized but for ...

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by albertocsc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems at ALC this AM?
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Problems at ALC this AM?

Actually it is because of both reasons that are mentioned above. A large storm and a damaged roof are not a good combination.
It has been closed since yesterday afternoon, probably not reopening until storm ends.

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by albertocsc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Madrid crosses the 60 million mark in 2019; adds 20M PAX in 5 years
Replies: 17
Views: 3318

Re: Madrid crosses the 60 million mark in 2019; adds 20M PAX in 5 years

If Madrid has hit 60m pax and (I think) has capacity for 70m pax, does that mean we might see flights to Ciudad Real as a Madrid overflow airport? I wish that was the case :D we could provide capacity for 2m pax more. But so far, CQM seems to be focused in industrial activity. It has had 150 operat...

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by albertocsc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 19811

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2020

Wizzair or Ryanair cannot fly UK-Turkey, as Turkey doesn't have open skies with the EU. Was discussed here before. only Easyjet can fly UK-Turkey as they have a UK AOC. Who knows what the situation will be after Brexit with AOC arrangements but I doubt we will see EU LCCs in Turkey unless TK releas...

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by albertocsc
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia
Replies: 25
Views: 7210

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia

Two new summer routes from May 2020:
- ATH - LWN
- SKG - EVN

It will be competing, although indirectly, with Aegean's ATH - EVN.

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by albertocsc
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

EIBPI wrote:
Do you know when (if at all?) KUT will get a 4th/5th aircraft?


If I remember correctly, we might need to wait until the terminal enlargement is done before basing any more aircraft.

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by albertocsc
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 47
Views: 13662

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

https://fly-news.es/aviacion-comercial/ ... -desguace/
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Meanwhile, the A340 just arrived to Ciudad Real CQM last week for scrapping
(and for making my airport a bit less ghostly).

https://fly-news.es/aviacion-comercial/ ... -desguace/

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by albertocsc
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 124436

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

https://www.reuters.com/article/wizz-ai ... SL8N28Q13O
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Wizz Air enters the Armenian market, with VIE-EVN and VNO-EVN routes coming soon:

https://www.reuters.com/article/wizz-ai ... SL8N28Q13O

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by albertocsc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3597

Re: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!

According to the plan, a new arrivals terminal would be built, where now are the Old Terminal and Ryanair buildings. In my opinion, this would affect one of the main selling points of the airport: plane to train in 100 steps. Current terminal would be departures only. Also in the plans there is a n...

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by albertocsc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3597

Re: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!

According to the plan, a new arrivals terminal would be built, where now are the Old Terminal and Ryanair buildings. In my opinion, this would affect one of the main selling points of the airport: plane to train in 100 steps. Current terminal would be departures only. Also in the plans there is a n...

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by albertocsc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3597

Re: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!

According to the plan, a new arrivals terminal would be built, where now are the Old Terminal and Ryanair buildings. In my opinion, this would affect one of the main selling points of the airport: plane to train in 100 steps. Current terminal would be departures only. Also in the plans there is a ne...

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by albertocsc
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malta Air to Operate from VIE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Malta Air to Operate from VIE?

Actually, the initial plan for winter was for Buzz to operate these flights (as in other bases where they compete with Wizz), but it was reversed soon after been internally announced.

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by albertocsc
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 392
Views: 74555

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

This also makes me think a bit about some questions, like: - Will their domestic plans for Brazil still go on? - Would Air Europa Express be included in the sale? (Technically is a complete different company but works in almost complete integration with UX). - Do you think Iberia would take over thi...

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by albertocsc
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 9590

Re: Romanian aviation - 2019 thread

For third time in a year, Tulcea Airport (TCE) has launched a tender process to award six routes (MAD, BCN, LON, PAR, FRA, MIL). https://www.anna.aero/2019/10/01/tulcea-airport-seeks-airlines-scheduled-routes-public-tender-2/ Having contacted some airlines regarding this tender, they were mainly not...

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by albertocsc
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia
Replies: 25
Views: 7210

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia

I would love to know what is the logic behind FMM to LWN. Apparently the two airports saw exactly 0 indirect passengers last year... I don't really know the answer, but I can imagine it being one of these options: - Many passengers flying FMM-VKO-LWN on Pobeda - Many passengers flying FMM-KUT on Wi...

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia
Replies: 25
Views: 7210

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia

Apparently they are not targeting Armenia diaspora, considering the places they are launching flights from. My thought, I was expecting flights from either BVA or MRS considering the French Armenian community is by far the largest in Europe and the 3rd in the world after Russia and the US. At the m...

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia
Replies: 25
Views: 7210

Ryanair starting flights to Armenia

Two months after announcing Georgia, Ryanair is again launching flights to the Caucasus, this time to Armenia (Yerevan and Gyumri) from Milan, Rome, Berlin and Memmingen. Routes will be: - BGY to EVN, starting around January. - CIA to EVN, also from January. - SXF to EVN, starting around April. - FM...

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19825

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

LOT and Enter Air have some of them at WAW.

MalevA346 wrote:
I saw one at AGP - Malaga


It repositioned to ARN. But in first attempt, it was not allowed in German aerospace and needed to stay for two weeks in XCR.

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by albertocsc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there

slightly off topic. Sounds like Spanish are the best to create ghost airport or almost. Can you guys give a list of Spanish ghost or almost airports? At the moment, "ghost" airports are: Albacete (but busy as military base and Eurocopter factory), Córdoba, Ciudad Real (second chance just ...

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by albertocsc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there

Yes, those living in La Sagra and Corredor del Henares areas have MAD as a way better option. CQM could attract foreign workers in Ciudad Real province and nearby towns (Quintanar, Consuegra, Villarrobledo, and maybe also from Villanueva de la Serena and Don Benito). Anyways, airport management alre...

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by albertocsc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there

FYI Primera and WOW are no longer in operation so you can totally discount those two airline's as they are definitely NOT main players in the market! The only main players in the market are Level and Norwegian and I can't see either of those airline's considering starting transatlantic flights from...

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by albertocsc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport
Replies: 19
Views: 4397

Re: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport

eagles94 wrote:
Lleida gets winter seasonal traffic from Gatwick and Manchester in the form of a weekly Thomas Cook A321, guessing they’re ski flights


Last two years they also had winter seasonal STN service by Jet2 once per week, but this year it won't return.

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