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...Jump to post
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).Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/
The new airport opened today:
https://murciatoday.com/first-flights-l ... 357-a.html
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
Shota Rustaveli Airport
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
For me, they have usually been a great experience.
Except last time, when my bags went missing both on the outbound and inbound trips
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.
ahj2000 wrote:I imagine either someone like Amaszonas will come into Bolivia [...]
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.
zkojq wrote:Since when did Iberia have a long haul crew base at BCN?