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by Breathe
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 99
Views: 18760

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Over in the A350 Production thread, there's talk of SAA taking another two A350s - this time two frames originally destined to Air Mauritius: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1411835&view=unread#p21525601 MK pushed back their final 2 deliveries from 2020 back to 2023. Are they re...

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by Breathe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 18679

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Mauritius has a rather closed sky. Authorities have often confessed that the Mauritian sky can't be open at the expense of Air Mauritius. Norwegian, French Bee, Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways have all expressed interest and underwent negociations which have till date not been succesful. Emira...

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by Breathe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124043

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Updates on Airbus press conference: 10 more A220 by UFO. Total A220 orders now: Update: Airbus has now confirmed another 10 A220s have been ordered at #PAS19 by an undisclosed (but non-lessor) customer. Brings total ordered at Paris Air Show to 85: Air Lease Corp (50) Nordic Aviation Capital (20) D...

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by Breathe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43504

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I doubt the 738 will end up as BA's smallest frame at LGW. It is larger than all the 319s and 320s currently based there. Maybe 220s soon?? The operating cost of a 737-8 (ex MAX) is likely to be lower than an A319ceo, even with one extra cabin crew member, so if they can sell the extra seats for an...

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by Breathe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43504

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Since the order isn't firm, not quite. Not all LOIs turn into orders. (See indecisive ME3 carriers, or carriers gated by their respective governments.) But if you think an LOI of this size from BA isn't going to turn into a firm order your capacity for denial is extraordinary. We'll have to wait an...

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by Breathe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43504

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Totally out of the blue. Not even the so called aviation "analysts" saw this one coming. As has been said already, the fanboi worshipping/crying is really embarrassing. Unless folk own shares or work for Boeing or Airbus, why would they really care that much?! The corporate hero worshippin...

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by Breathe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3054

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Report saying the airport "could" be sold by October. Interesting there is no real mention about what happens to the debt the Scottish Gov. have accumulated in the sale! https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17710958.prestwick-airport-could-be-sold-by-october/ PRESTWICK Airport could be sold...

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by Breathe
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3054

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

I wonder where all the jobs at Spirit Aerosystems, Ryanair, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft etc. would go if the airport closed. GLA, EDI, downsouth or abroad???

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by Breathe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3054

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

I'm not an expert in the field, perhaps it could do well just as a small cargo airport with other associated facilities like refuelling U.S military planes and Ryanair maintenance.

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by Breathe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3250

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

Are you kidding? It has taken ten years not to build build HS2 and around £100 billion for a line that gets as far as north Birmingham! HS2 is the Berlin Airport of GB. Whatever they decide for any of the London airports will most likely end up exactly the same. Extreme over Budget, severely delaye...

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by Breathe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12273

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

GYD-ABZ was operated by Azerbaijan Airlines.

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by Breathe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3054

Prestwick Airport put up for sale

I wonder who would be interested in buying the airport? A private equity firm would be my first thought. I don't see any airport holding companies interested in buying it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-48627212 Prestwick Airport is being put up for sale by the Scottish gov...

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by Breathe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3250

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

....no need for Heathrow expansion IMO, careful and considered expansion of new rail links should be the method of increasing capacity at Heathrow, and this could be done relatively cheaply. All LHR flights to MAN/LBA/EDI/GLA/CDG/BRU could be converted to rail. Those six destinations alone would fr...

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by Breathe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9318

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

If Air Malta and Malta Air were to ever merge, what would the new airline be called:

Air Malta Air :? :D

Also is it not the case that expats = White western European immigrants who don't think they consider or like to be called immigrants?

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by Breathe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 18679

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Comoros service was planned to start last year, but never came. Ethiopian Airlines however has a nice presence there, and it will be difficult for MK to have a good share of Asia traffic. However, MK was the preferred partner for the establishment of a national carrier for the Comoros. MK could hav...

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by Breathe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair merge?
Replies: 12
Views: 2034

Re: Too many regional airlines! Could we see any of Aurigny, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Flybmi or Loganair me

With the recent news of Flybe finding a new owner, it got me thinking that there are a lot of regional airlines within the UK - especially for such a relatively small country. Could we see any of them merge? Aurigny Blue Islands Eastern Airways Flybe Flybmi Loganair There are A LOT of different air...

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by Breathe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4767

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

Any update on when/where they'll be sourcing their ATR's?

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by Breathe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 14556

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

New routes since last time I posted: - Jet2 - East Midlands to Izmir - Starts 5 May 2020 - 1x weekly - Jet2 - East Midlands to La Rochelle - Starts 23 May 2020 - 1x weekly Route Increases: - KLM - Aberdeen to Amsterdam - From 28 October 2019 - From 4 to 5 Daily - Lufthansa - Manchester to Munich - ...

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by Breathe
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 18469

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Somewhat ironic the First Minister is officially opening the terminal extension, when literally a few weeks ago she canned the promised cut in APD, much to the annoyance of EDI management. :lol: First Minister officially opens new Edinburgh Airport terminal https://www.itv.com/news/2019-06-05/first-...

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by Breathe
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36853

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

The article mentions the E2-190, but not which A220 variant. Is the -300 suitable for LCY ops? This battle will be hard fought. The E2 should have an advantage with Citiflyer already operating E-jets. Will be interesting to see how much Airbus can discount the A220. And arguably to a greater degree...

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by Breathe
Tue May 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13778

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

https://www.defimedia.info/selon-africa ... -mauricien

QR have applied for slots at MRU alongside EK who want to run more flights there too.
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According to this article:

https://www.defimedia.info/selon-africa ... -mauricien

QR have applied for slots at MRU alongside EK who want to run more flights there too.

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by Breathe
Tue May 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20862

Re: Flybe update

leghorn wrote:
https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/flybe-boss-christine-ourmieres-widener-to-stand-down-in-july-18150
C OW is "stepping down".
I have my view on what constitutes "stepping down".

I'm sure flybe staff will be in tears over this news.

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by Breathe
Tue May 28, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6124

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Do we have a source for the reduction in LH flights?

What a shame for GLA if this is the case.

I find it strange that for such a large population catchment area there hasn't actually been more expansion, instead of a reduction in destinations and flights at GLA over the last year or so.

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by Breathe
Sun May 26, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7473

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

could the frequency be upped if successful or do they not want to take Pax off AF? Give it a few months of ops, it will surely be upped by one or two more days/wk. Problem is that AMS has reached its max capacity regarding starts/landings. As political as this is, KL will have to deal with it. Sure...

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by Breathe
Mon May 13, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6592

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

wexfordflyer wrote:
HOly crap. What happened to German efficiency?

When did construction start?

Berlin isn't really representative of the rest of Germany to be fair.

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by Breathe
Mon May 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 19804

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Could IAG find a place for the A330-800 to replace B767 capacity with BA, or would it be too big a plane?

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by Breathe
Mon May 13, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 48
Views: 8030

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

First plane painted:

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by Breathe
Fri May 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6592

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

for gods sake just demolish the whole terminal and build a new one it will take less time and cost less ... In the time its taken so far, they probably could have demolished the terminal, rebuilt it, demolish it again and rebuilt it a third time and it probably would have taken less time and cost l...

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by Breathe
Wed May 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 14556

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Perhaps an opportunity for Loganair to relocate DND flights to SEN if they bid? https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/airlines-given-chance-to-bid-for-contract-for-flights-between-dundee-and-london/ Airlines are being invited to bid for the right to run Dundee’s flight route to London. A new 24-mont...

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by Breathe
Wed May 08, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 14556

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Hainan ending flights to EDI & DUB in Sep. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284234/hainan-airlines-closes-beijing-dublin-edinburgh-bookings-from-sep-2019/ Hainan Airlines in recent inventory update closed reservations for Beijing – Dublin – Edinburgh – Beijing and Beijing – Edin...

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by Breathe
Tue May 07, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22899

Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

It would be a bit of a surprise to see them to totally switch to an all-Airbus fleet. Perhaps its a negotiation tactic with Boeing or perhaps they'll go mixed fleet. Icelandair Group is considering switching to an all-Airbus fleet, or the introduction of A321neos to succeed the Boeing 757, as part o...

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by Breathe
Tue May 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15254

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Why, in God’s name, is MAA even entering the discussion here? The ONLY airlines from island nations serving MAA are UL, Q2 (Maldivian), UU (Air Austral) and MK. (Not counting Singaporean airlines and Batik Air.) These are all in the Indian Ocean. Why will a Pacific airline want to fly to MAA, of al...

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by Breathe
Mon May 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30491

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

In the medium to long-term it looks like Bombardier will either sell or demerge their aerospace division and become a railway focused business.

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by Breathe
Mon May 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 787
Replies: 17
Views: 3363

Re: Air Austral 787

That's a big replacement program for a relatively small airline (half their fleet). If indeed this rumour is true.

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by Breathe
Mon May 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15254

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

There were rumors that the Hong Kong jets would go to SA. There is several others undelivered Hong Kong A350. But wasn't SA on the edge of collapsing? Yes,no ,idk. SA is state owned,so I doubt they'd let it go under(the government). But the jets I'm talking about are leased from aercap and SA and a...

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by Breathe
Mon May 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15254

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Why, in God’s name, is MAA even entering the discussion here? The ONLY airlines from island nations serving MAA are UL, Q2 (Maldivian), UU (Air Austral) and MK. (Not counting Singaporean airlines and Batik Air.) These are all in the Indian Ocean. Why will a Pacific airline want to fly to MAA, of al...

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by Breathe
Mon May 06, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."
Replies: 31
Views: 7247

Re: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."

TLL still hasn't launched, despite being announced ages ago.

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by Breathe
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20367

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_HCZ1YBaQo
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Reminds me of the "Settle down, Captain Happy" ATC encounter with a Delta pilot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_HCZ1YBaQo

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by Breathe
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 50625

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Bit off topic, but that UPS A300 got my attention. Is it a newly converted one? Nope. It's there for testing and certifying cockpit upgrades. Edit: Link for more info. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1416095&p=21112109 Thanks for the info! I had no idea they were doing t...

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by Breathe
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 50625

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... 30neo.html
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Air Mauritius receives its first A330neo and as bit of trivia, becomes the first airline in the world to operate the A330neo and A350.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... 30neo.html

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by Breathe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386065

Re: Jet Airways Updated:. Opperations suspended

DALMD80 wrote:
I though Alitalia was in good standing. I was just thinking budget carriers.

Alitalia is a financial mess!

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by Breathe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386065

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

TWA302 wrote:
Well, 39 738s just became readily available to someone in need.

Operators with MAXs in their fleet will no doubt be scrambling to look at getting hold of these planes if they fit the bill.

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by Breathe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 50625

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://defimedia.info/air-mauritius-ac ... de-semaine
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Air Mauritius to receive their 1st A330neo tomorrow or Friday and another one next week according to this article:

https://defimedia.info/air-mauritius-ac ... de-semaine

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by Breathe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386065

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

It just goes from bad to worse! Jet Airways Says Will Fly 7 Planes As Union Declares Strike At Midnight https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/jet-airways-pilots-say-they-will-not-fly-from-tomorrow-2022912 New Delhi: More than 1,000 pilots and engineers of the cash-strapped Jet Airways have decided to stop...

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by Breathe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386065

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

What a shambles. What a shame for all those staff who have been working without pay and the passengers who've been left in limbo.

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by Breathe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 12057

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

xijiayu wrote:
EDI recorded another strong performance in March. First ever million March with 1,106,998 passengers, a 14.8% increase from March 2018.

The numbers will be slightly skewed due to the "Beast of the East" last year.

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by Breathe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6124

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Glasgow Airport is ready for A380 this Tuesday. Wonder if they could do a live on youtube. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47894462 Must have been a slow news day at the BBC. What a huge article over the opening of a jet bridge! :D I do wonder if the A380 is a precursor to reducing the frequ...

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by Breathe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 14556

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

KLM increasing flights to INV in the summer: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283778/klm-increases-inverness-flights-from-july-2019/ KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in the second quarter of 2019 is increasing service on Amsterdam – Inverness route, where the airline scheduled 3rd daily rot...

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by Breathe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 50625

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

A338 certification update..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a330-800-certification-on-schedule-for-second-half-457117/ Quote: Airbus is half way through the flight-test programme for the A330-800 and on course to receive certification in the second half of 2019 . He adds that the smal...

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