I was just wondering which aiport had the most 5th freedom routes, SIN must be high up there with EK, MK, KL, BA, QF, ET and many more in the past. And whilst we're at it, what is your favorite 5th freedom route ? Mine would have to be be CMB - MLE, a seemingly normal route that has 5 airlines dueli...Jump to post
CX has re-iterated that “there are definitely no plans for first class out of Australia” - not a surprise. See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacific-brings-first-class-suites-to-sydney-hong-kong-flights. Cheers, C. I don't know, with all the first class to and from SIN with QF, SQ, EK and BA I w...Jump to post
LHR-JFK Air France 777Jump to post
Why would they want to do this though ... A few points: - For safety, smaller planes like props need a greater separation distance from other aircraft when taking off or landing, so moving props to XSP reduces pressure on SIN, from an operational POV. - The slow approach speed of props means that i...Jump to post
Why would they want to do this though, Singapore is small enough to justify funnelling everything into Changi. Thanks to ECP its actually more convenient to go to Changi than it is to Seletar. Changi isn't congested and it's a nice airport, absolutely no reason to want to split service. I'd say gett...Jump to post
Apparently they are also planning for the fused satellites to be fully international and the other satellites will be schengen only (can someone confirm or deny this ?). Long term this is a good idea I reckon, the way T1 is built is kind of awkward for widebody movement, this should help.Jump to post
AF/KLM is looking into a potential JV with UX to battle competition on routes from Europe to South America.
Article in french :
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-01-ai ... 02428.html
In testimony to Senate Minister of Infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli stated government has received interest from 3 parties for sale of AZ. 1. LH Group 2. Easyjet, Air France and eCerberus jointly 3. Wizz Air I really wonder what would happen if option 2 realizes itself, I really can't see a shortha...Jump to post
A small update on this: Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew expects to get approval from Khazanah Nasional Bhd to launch the new airline catering to haj pilgrims by year-end. The carrier said it has received overwhelming response from haj pilgrims and that does not have enough seats to accommodate p...Jump to post
RL777 wrote:I think LAX has reached its prime for A380 operations, QR & EY seem quite unlikely to send their premium heavy configurations and the remaining A380 operators aren't likely either.
Seems like Boeing is doing away with autodimming windowsJump to post
This was said 17 years ago by every major airline hornblower. Yet America west/continental/us air/northwest were supposed to still be relevant, where are those airlines now? America West acquired Usairways, then acquired American Airlines. The current America West is called American Airlines. Conti...Jump to post
Concorde was much less safe than current airliners, people just didn't know it. On top of the crash it had many lucky breaks. It could never be certified today. Most airliners of that time could never be certified today either... Most of the planes that are still around benefit from grandfathering ...Jump to post
With all the talk around QF1/2 moving back to Singapore I was left wondering how big their network was under their JV with BA. Does anyone remember their european destinations ? Where did they flew from in Asia (I think they flew from BKK, SIN and HKG to LHR but I don't know how they flew to CDG or ...Jump to post
What a sight for sore eyes !
Will be nice to see QF A380s return to SIN after so many years, will make the lounge look less empty.
Return of the First class lounge in SIN ?
I wonder if this means QF will expand codeshare with BA to secondary cities in Europe for 1 stop options to Australia (Would BA even be willing to do so ?)Jump to post
Jetblue and Air Canada with E190Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Qantas announces A380 refurbishment program, starting in Q2 2019
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... 380-fleet/
Really hoping for that CDG-PER-BNE-LAX/DFW that was rumored a few months ago to be announcedJump to post
Back to EDI, through which I regularly commute, I'm afraid I'm with the cynics who say that this is just an opportunity to add more retail space. The worst aspect is being forced to meander through the duty free shop between security and the gates - I have brushed into quite a few people in there, ...Jump to post
KE does quiet a few ICN - NRT with the 744 seasonally. This summer KE and OZ went crazy, we got scheduled 744 flights to LHR and FRA, pretty sur that won't ever happen again now they have less and less frames (OZ also subbed some US bound A380 flights with 744). I believe OZ doesn't fly the 747 to H...Jump to post
Both SQ and CX are not doing well, this shows how cruel is the industry. I think it also shows how vulnerable an airline is when it doesn't have a "protected" domestic market to fall back upon and other airlines start doing what they are. Between low costs and rising neighboring airlines ...Jump to post
In the hypothecial case of a unified Korea (lets just ignore any damage that a conflict could cause) My guess is FNJ will likely get flights from GMP. RGO, DSO, YJS and WOS might eventually get some but as you said infrastructure is almost non existant outstide of the current capital. I do think air...Jump to post
tlecam wrote:According to this, ATL- ICN flips to a 350 in S18 as well.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/
dubaiamman243 wrote:For Emirates, the A359 have the required thrust but not the capacity needed while the B787-10 have the required capacity needed but not the thrust.
Prospects for future A380 orders seem grim.
Maybe the A350s hot high performances will come in use here. Maybe open up a whole new bank at DXB during the day ?
c933103 wrote:If BA fit their A318 or La Compagnie fit their 757/upcoming 321N with these, what will be the seat count?
fly2yyz wrote:Makes me wonder where KE's place is in all this and with Skyteam....I thought relations were getting better between DL and KE?
How can it be a copy of mint if they want to install direct aisle access lie flat seats? The Mint configuration does not have direct aisle access for all business class passengers. Are they going to use a different seat? A seat like Virgin Upper class probably would work of UA's kind of goofy shape...Jump to post
Joon isn't low cost, well not in the Ryanair/Easyjet/Wizz sense at least. It's supposed to be a way to lower costs without driving the unions crazy. Just think of Joon as being the Mixed Fleet of AF. Lower costs and try to make a push in loss making markets with something "new". Prices wil...Jump to post
If Ryanair wanted to do low cost long haul they'd be doing it. They wouldn't need to buy Alitalia to do it. If Alitalia goes bust Ryanair will expand in Italy and take over a lot of the routes but only the ones that make money. You bet they'd happily take those LIN slots and say "Blablabla Air...Jump to post
mjoelnir wrote:It is often strange to see how airlines work. They ended with chartering an A380 from Emirates anyway. Do it straight away, you have less cost overall and reasonable satisfied customers.
Even with those synergies I don't think it makes sense for IB. It would be a huge, I mean gigantic leap in capacity from their A346's. In addition, none of those airports are slot restricted (the closest to that is JFK). MAD is not a huge premium destination and an A380 requires a lot of premium pa...Jump to post
ANA could use A380s to e.f. JFK, LAX, LHR, CDG and FRA, competing with JAL's A350-1000s. http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ANA-A380-Livery-1.jpg I don't know how effective A380s from NRT will be to compete with JAL on European routes. I can see them flying to LAX and...Jump to post