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by albertocsc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 74
Views: 14096

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Gran Canaria and Tenerife also confirmed, Girona might follow. By the way, yes, SEN flights are subsidized by Stobart or at least covered by some kind of deal. But with the end of seasonal routes (PMI, CFU, REU), number of planes based will go from 3 to 2. If some routes keep underperforming, such a...

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by albertocsc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 74
Views: 14096

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Yes, at the moment, closure of Belfast and Faro is confirmed, together with downsizing of East Midlands. New cuts might be announced soon (Leeds, London SEN and London STN).

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by albertocsc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

Is there any legal obligation of specifying aircraft type on fuselage? Why not just drop the whole label? Ryanair's 737-8AS' don't have a mention of aircraft type on the Nose by the door, so I don't know why they even introduced it, unless the original idea was to boast about the new Aircraft type ...

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by albertocsc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

737-8200 was already the internal name for Ryanair MAXes before all of this happened, so it seems they just decided to use it also for the general public.

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by albertocsc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4298

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Highly unlikely imho, unless someone gives it a go from KEF or PDL but that'd be wishful thinking too. Yes, many people in the Azores have heard rumors of Ryanair starting flights to the USA from PDL and TER, but I don't see it coming soon. easyJet does not fly to Azores at the moment. In KEF, easy...

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by albertocsc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon

At the moment it will be only from Paphos base in Cyprus, starting in October. Here's the official confirmation: https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanairs-low-fares-come-to-beirut-flights-to-paphos-from-october-19/ Actually, yesterday I was checking this post: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewt...

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by albertocsc
Mon May 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8210

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

What happened to the Pobeda service to STN ? Anyone know if it’s coming back ?? Fingers crossed First news about international service (not only STN) cancelation out of LED came with a visa gaffe about a Mongolian passenger on Pobeda. But latest news sugggest that the turnaround times in LED were t...

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by albertocsc
Thu May 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4804

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

Yesterday, I coincided at the airport with Loganair Saab 2000 registered G-LGNS.
As I checked afterwards, that plane was operating the Aberdeen route. It didn't seem to have many passengers on board, though.

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by albertocsc
Sat May 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 28
Views: 4345

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

Visited the city last week. I flew to KSC in Slovakia, as city is really easy to reach from there.
UDJ could be reactivated, but surely would face competence from KSC and maybe LWO.

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by albertocsc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come Oslo Torp "survived" and Rygge didn't?
Replies: 12
Views: 2470

Re: How come Oslo Torp "survived" and Rygge didn't?

Didn’t taxes imposed by Norway kill the Rygge operation? Yes, when the tax was implemented, Ryanair pulled out of the airport. I think Ryanair had even a base in the airport, and had quite an extensive list of destinations from there. In contrast, in Gardermoen there are only 2 routes, as noted bef...

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by albertocsc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)
Replies: 17
Views: 5159

Re: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)

The largest ACMI operator in Romania is probably Just Us, with a total of 3 A320 family aircraft and began flying last year. Doubling the fleet but with larger aircrafy suggests a pretty high growth rate - I would be wondering if they are taking on too much too fast Quite a few other ACMI airlines ...

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by albertocsc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21435

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Ryanair will always board by walking wherever is possible. Then, if you are at a remote stand, or have different immigration status on the two flights, a bus might be used. Last option is jetbridge, not usually followed as it increases tipping risk and in some airports is more expensive for the airl...

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by albertocsc
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 6095

Re: Armenia long-haul flights

I could see FR starting a few of their basic airports (namely BGY, CRL and STN), some additional provincial French and German routes (something among BOD, TLS, MRS, CGN, FRA and SXF) and maybe some nearby destination like ATH or PFO. First of all, sorry for the off-topic. I would expect an approach...

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by albertocsc
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 6095

Re: Armenia long-haul flights

Armenia has difficulty in keeping a flag carrier: Armavia, Aircompany,...
So starting long-haul flights would be even more difficult. In South Caucasus region only Azerbaijan have them, and Georgia have been mulling them for a while but they still didn't materialise.

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by albertocsc
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no TATL from PMI?
Replies: 45
Views: 6077

Re: Why no TATL from PMI?

I was expecting this question to arrive soon. Mallorca is a really busy airport, but passengers are predominantly European, so no need for TATL flights. The previous answers describe the situation perfectly. By the way, many airlines are headquartered in Mallorca, including Air Europa, one of Spain ...

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by albertocsc
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tajik Air ceases operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2204

Re: Tajik Air ceases operations

while their MOU for a 787 is materialized. Actually, I think they already have it, but they did not put it in operation for some reason. By the way, here are some more news about Tajik Air: https://www.timesca.com/index.php/news/20740-tajikistan-s-ruling-family-waits-in-wings-as-tragic-air-goes-dow...

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by albertocsc
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tajik Air ceases operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2204

Tajik Air ceases operations

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/tajikista ... perations/
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It seems that Tajik Air has ceased operations since 1 January.
Some of its operations have been overtaken by Somon Air, which was already becoming a sort of a flag carrier for Tajikistan.

Source: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/tajikista ... perations/

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by albertocsc
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair sets up a new UK Division
Replies: 28
Views: 3943

Re: Ryanair sets up a new UK Division

Yes, it's an airline mainly focused on domestic UK routes, such as STN-EDI or BFS-MAN, that couldn't be operated in case of a no-deal Brexit.
At the moment, it will be based at STN.

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by albertocsc
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TAROM (RO) pivoting to Star Alliance?
Replies: 16
Views: 3427

Re: Is TAROM (RO) pivoting to Star Alliance?

Tarom already codeshares or has done it with some *A members, such as Aegean, Brussels or Austrian. Of course they are integrated in SkyTeam and in Flying Blue, but they will just codeshare with the airline that brings the most advantages to them. With Air Canada, they would have access to the only ...

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by albertocsc
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jet2Holidays and Allegiant Air - Exact Same Liveries!
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: jet2Holidays and Allegiant Air - Exact Same Liveries!

There are already some threads on this topic and similar ones. But I can make a short explanation.
Jet2 actually has a grey/red/white livery. But they leased some Allegiant 757s, they liked it, and from that moment, Jet2 uses the Allegiant livery as their secondary one, even on 737s.

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by albertocsc
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 5939

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

Although Wizz doesn't target much of the London-Western Europe market... they might want to give it a go to some airports which currently do not have direct access to London area, or that they lost previous connections. Since we are talking about mainly expats-leisure markets, I wouldn't call them ...

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by albertocsc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up
Replies: 56
Views: 10803

Re: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up

Also in England there is this Muslim airline, Firnas Airways

EightyFour wrote:
Wasn't there a Vatican backed airline in Europe also focusing on pilgrims?


I guess you mean AlbaStar

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by albertocsc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 43
Views: 7568

Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Cunard wrote:

Shota Rustaveli Airport


That's already the name of TBS airport :D

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by albertocsc
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 11512

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

Yes, this problem in the 737-800 is real and, while I have never seem them tip, from the front of the plane you can notice the plane oscillating.
By the way, what route were you flying? I guess we might be on the same flight.

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by albertocsc
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines do well?
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

Re: Which airlines do well?

Wizz and Ryanair are the ones that are doing the best in Europe :D
By the other hand, Air Via, Armavia or Eurolot don't exist anymore.

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by albertocsc
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Sun - what’s the point?
Replies: 16
Views: 3878

Re: Ryanair Sun - what’s the point?

Actually, now it can be said that there are three AOCs and one more coming soon. - Ryanair (FR/RYR). - Ryanair Sun (RR/RYS) was originally aimed at charter flights from Poland (competing with Enter Air, Small Planet,...), but will take over all Ryanair Polish operations from next year. What I heard ...

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by albertocsc
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan a new LCC to be set up in Kazakhstan
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: FlyArystan a new LCC to be set up in Kazakhstan

I can see this as the following:
- Air Astana: mainline, flag carrier
- FlyArystan: mainline, low-cost
- Qazaq Air: regional routes

Anyways, I also heard that a privatization of Qazaq could happen soon, and China Express is interested.

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by albertocsc
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17059

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

tys777 wrote:
Airbus already owns %50 of ATR and has zero need for BBDs prop business.


And also the C212, CN235 and C295 are owned by Airbus and, except for the last one, they have been used as civil airliners.

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3566

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

Yeah but doesn´t operate transatlantic flights. But, at the moment, is the only airline who is interested in operating them. Air Europa also tried them in the past (Miami and Caracas), and Plus Ultra does now, but only to Caracas. So, for Norwegian, just look at this map: https://pbs.twimg.com/medi...

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by albertocsc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 13
Views: 2417

Re: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

I was there two weeks ago (it seemed they were doing some kind of trial), and seemed quite nice.
Just too much concrete so it seemed unfinished yet.

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by albertocsc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6549

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Actually, after Primera started flying from STN, CDG and BHX, I was expecting the next step would be Spain, and I'm happy to see I was not so wrong. Just I had hoped CQM would reopen soon, so Primera could fly from 'Madrid South', as some of its future owners said. But at the moment, my home airport...

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by albertocsc
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 3153

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

BFS - I was working there, and I wouldn't describe the airport as a filthy hole, but it could be really improved. Sometimes I was feeling in a labyrinth. BHD is nicer, and very convenient, but Belfast does not really need two airports, in my opinion. STN - Quite a nice airport. Just it's experiencin...

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by albertocsc
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 2288

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

Ryanair already has ads on its planes. It is not as evident as it was in those photos from the past, but they do with stickers on the outside, and covers in the overhead lockers.

Currently, most adverts are about destinations, such as Gdansk, Vigo, Vitoria or South of France.

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by albertocsc
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 13405

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

At least for Tajik Air, it seems it was not really viable (I read last week an interesting article about their 747SP).

Now Las Vegas Sands owns it.

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by albertocsc
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6612

Re: TAROM future fleet

And dont the latest 737-800s seat 189? Actually these were their first 738s (after the ones they leased), and they were just planes not taken by Pegasus (that's why they had 189 seats), so Tarom just took them instead of PC. The other two have 160 seats, as they have a Business section, as was norm...

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by albertocsc
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18350

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Also in MAD, when in the South Pier of T1 (A gates), one can always see Wamos 747s and Plus Ultra A340s in remote positions. I haven't see them being boarded or disembarked, but this makes me guess that pax are bussed to the planes.

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by albertocsc
Thu May 03, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on KLM's HKG-AMS-HAM-AMS-HKG, AMS-JFK-AMS? KLM is a top airline?
Replies: 21
Views: 2566

Re: What to expect on KLM's HKG-AMS-HAM-AMS-HKG, AMS-JFK-AMS? KLM is a top airline?

For me, they have usually been a great experience.

Except last time, when my bags went missing both on the outbound and inbound trips :D

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by albertocsc
Thu May 03, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Listing previous flights in an airlines app
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Listing previous flights in an airlines app

Personally, I would also like to see the plane type and registration.

Also, if you need any more help with your app, make me know.

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by albertocsc
Thu May 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air launches UK flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: Wizz Air launches UK flights

Also they have been operating scheduled flights already.
Last month I had one from LTN to BTS.

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by albertocsc
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

So it had 4 rows of business seating, with curtains separating it from economy. Pitch was good, and the experience of the plane was quite as in any A32x, but it was nice that it was so new. Also it includes USB charges.

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by albertocsc
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

Today I was flying to STN, and for my surprise, the flight was already operated by the A321neo. I was its 3rd or 4th day in operation, and actually it was quite nice.
So now, EWR flights are operated by B752 N175CA and ALC and AGP by A21N OY-PAA. The B738 has been sent to the Billund base.

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by albertocsc
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

So flights from STN to EWR commenced yesterday. They are operated by National Airlines B752 N175CA until Primera's A321neo arrives.
Whenever it is possible I will share some pictures of the plane.

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by albertocsc
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14360

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Slash787 wrote:
Etihad means "Together" or "United".


I've always found interesting that you can unite the names Etihad, Air Arabia and Emirates and you get the name of the country where they are from :D

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by albertocsc
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3985

Re: One type airlines

Plus Ultra is only composed of A343s :D

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by albertocsc
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Bolivia may not be able to operate after January 1, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Re: TAM Bolivia may not be able to operate after January 1, 2018

ahj2000 wrote:
I imagine either someone like Amaszonas will come into Bolivia [...]


Actually Amaszonas is Bolivian :D

so yes, I can imagine them and/or Boliviana growing to fill the void that could be left by TAM

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by albertocsc
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ryanair arrivals bus transfer at Stansted
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Ryanair arrivals bus transfer at Stansted

Yes, satellites 1 and 3 can only handle international arrivals, and in satellite 2 there are only a few domestic (and Ireland) arrival gates, with the others being international also.

Anyways, sorry for restarting this topic.

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by albertocsc
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 11114

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

Eitilt wrote:
Perhaps Ryanair have to appear to be trying to set up a Berlin base in order to attract any Air Berlin
pilots into Ryanair.


SXF is already a base

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by albertocsc
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 20490

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

zkojq wrote:
Since when did Iberia have a long haul crew base at BCN?


Since Iberia was chosen to operate Level flights

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