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by Antarius
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

workhorse wrote:
It's a real pity they went with the 787 though. I will happily continue to fly with them in the future, but not on long haul.


Umm.. why?

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 62
Views: 8714

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Doesn't rising fuel generally help for Houston? Kind of a special case because the demand there goes up way more than the costs when oil is high. Depends on the destination, but in some cases, yes. More disposable income, more business etc. During the boom in 2013-2014 QR713/714 was a corporate shu...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 62
Views: 8714

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

I would say with rising fuel cost, uneven loads, and reduced frequency for several months would point to not doing well. Doesn't rising fuel generally help for Houston? Kind of a special case because the demand there goes up way more than the costs when oil is high. Depends on the destination, but ...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 78
Views: 13916

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I actually love the British Airways World Tails on reflection, each and every one of them were beautiful designs in their own right even if they didn't quite work with the rest of the livery. Some of them did actually work; Celtic, Chelsea Rose, Tartan and Koguty Lowickie were personal favourites. ...

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 78
Views: 13916

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

OA260, that is fantastic! No need to say anything more. That is what I thought sometimes a picture says a thousand words ! But what is Thatcher doing in that picture?!?!? Not knowing the history of that picture it seems to me as if she has taken tissues out of her bag to cover a livery she doesn't ...

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 22
Views: 4962

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

I wonder how they would get on if left alone without government interference? Likely better, but not necessarily successful. The region has enough high quality airlines leading the pack and a horde of LCCs capturing the price conscious segment. MAS is stuck in the middle wanting to be like SQ but t...

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 78
Views: 13916

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

george77300 wrote:
This is IAG, so unfortunately eurowhite livery with a green shamrock tail. It's going to be simplified. Very unlikely they will do anything but white fuselage.


Might look like the Omni 762 they leased for a while

Image

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 78
Views: 13916

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Here’s hoping it’s more green and less white! Maybe.. but I predict more eurowhite for the livery. There is a program within IAG to make all shorthaul planes (A320 family) largely interoperable and easily interchangeable. That means all new A320 Series aircraft will be identical with "a little...

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 27
Views: 4992

Re: SAA bleeding money!

I think a more newsworthy event would be a South African company not bleeding money :lol: But seriously, flying old equipment to Europe and The US cannot be a sustainable business model. The only way I see SAA surviving is eliminating long haul and focusing on feeding international carriers via a s...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17171

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

I can’t believe we still have to teach people about Just Culture in 2018 and the benefits it’s had on overall flight safety The only people who still need teaching are amateurs who don’t work in the industry. Those of us who do know why firing people who make mistakes reduces safety. By that reason...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17171

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

I'm amazed they got airborne at all.

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to DXB?
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Re: Jetblue to DXB?

Why would they. EK and B6 benefit with the current relationship.. why would B6 want to go to great lengths to do something that barely benefits them?

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB
Replies: 14
Views: 3874

Re: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB

rlwynn wrote:
Where is ISB?


Islamabad, Pakistan.

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3411

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

There is a warning horn if the cabin altitude rises above a certain number (though I'm not sure what that altitude actually is). We don't know the full story here, and may never because it's not a story the media's likely to stay on top of. But at this point it's just as likely that some mechanical...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3411

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

neomax wrote:
Why does such a switch even exist in the first place? I assume this would only be used when descending below a certain altitude instead of ascending above it.


Maintenance as well as unpressurized ferry flights (maintenance re positioning in case there is an issue/broken window etc).

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14185

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Have you ever been there? Do you know anything about the geography there? It's literally a 40 minute drive from one city to the other. There was only an A380 to DOH because there was literally no way to drive to Doha from the UAE and it was much farther. AUH will likely maintain key routes for busi...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14185

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

AUH will likely maintain key routes for business and O&D traffic. connecting traffic would be continued to be funneled through DXB.

I wouldn't put it past having a DXB-AUH shuttle either. Before the embargo, EK was flying an a380 to DOH.

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by Antarius
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14735

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Deep Ellum has always been a draw in Dallas but has had a recent renaissance and is better than ever. Great entertainment, dining, and drinking neighborhood full of charming old buildings and shops. There’s a youth hostel there and from their reviews, it seems most of the guests come from Europe an...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16292

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

How close to retirement is this aircraft. Pratt & Whitney engines generally from my experience have a better record for containing containing debris. An example is the GE powered United DC-10 that had an uncontained engine failure of the number two engine and severed all the hydraulic lines. It...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland
Replies: 84
Views: 8646

Re: WW and FI Both Suspend Cleveland

Must be Lebron leaving

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12384

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

Has any US airline actually landed at a wrong airport in the last few years? I remember a Northwest Airline DC10 landed in the wrong country once but that was maybe 15 years ago. 2014 I believe. WN plane landed at a tiny county airport instead of Branson. And in 2016 a DL flight landed at a militar...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4470

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

In my opinion, when somebody (family or not) books under a single PNR, the airline system should automatically block those seats together on the part of the plane they consider non premium. If there are not enough seats or the arrangement of the plane doesn't allow for keeping the group together, a...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9559

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

Its business insider. Clickbait tripe

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influx of Skylease Cargo Aircraft HNL
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Influx of Skylease Cargo Aircraft HNL

Hawaii isn't out of the woods yet. So could still be relief supplies.

Am curious though. Also did you just notice on a flight tracker? Also curious how you noticed it :)

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1904

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

The concorde had the Pepsi livery too.

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 5720

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

SFO is a wealthy city with potential for yields. AA flies the 321T to SFO as well, and while not a widebody, has lay flat in F and J.

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 61
Views: 13583

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

A shame if that level of service isn't rewarded with more bodies, not necessarily going to Jakarta but people from LHR using CGK as a connection hub. Where is CGK good for connections? I can only see it as useful for connections to Bali, Australia and New Zealand. And the Kangaroo Route market is a...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53812

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

unrave wrote:
Hopefully some vested interests are not modifying FR24 data as part of an elaborate PR hatchet job!


:rotfl:

clearly, and being paid in tea and snacks that too.

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43413

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

BA has 18 A350-1000 on order, but don't they have another 18 options for it? BA itself has hardly any options left for anything - just a handful of 787 and A380s left from pre-merger days. It is IAG that holds the options, so they can allocate planes to different fleets if market demand changes wit...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital Airlines suspends China-Portugal flights
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

Re: Beijing Capital Airlines suspends China-Portugal flights

HNA group is in trouble. Could be related to that.

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 61
Views: 13583

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

With a little bit of re-timing, BA could use the current BA33/34 LHR-KUL B789 rotation to serve Jakarta as a Kuala Lumpur extension....... The 789 is scheduled to be @ KUL from 16:10 'til 23:25, so the outward flight ex-LHR might need to be moved 2-3 hours earlier to effect a KUL-CGK-KUL extension ...

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by Antarius
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 39
Views: 9247

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

Who else is counting down until all of aviation is alcohol-free? Go pound sand. Come on the one bad apple spoils it for the rest? I wouldn't go as far as saying that flights should be alcohol-free, but there could be policies concerning the max number of drinks people are allowed to have during the...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 12654

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Hello everyone! Recently, I noticed that Finnair flies a lot of long haul routes from/to Helsinki. How do they achieve good load factors and maintain these routes since population and tourism in Finland aren't that big? Also, do you have any suggestions of future destinations? Thanks for your respo...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 18
Views: 5904

Re: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

EChid wrote:
mty777X wrote:
Why does a man want to go from Caracas to Merida in the landing gear?


Things are pretty dire in Venezuela right now. Lots of people are trying to get out any way they can.


Yes, but Mérida is IN Venezuela. And reasonably remote relative to a border to get out. So is an odd one.

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air looking for cash
Replies: 36
Views: 7905

Re: WOW Air looking for cash

According to Icelandic media, WOW Air is looking to borrow 60-120M USD via a bonds issue to be arranged by Pareto Securities. Media (more than one) apparently got their hands on a "draft prospectus" where it is said WOW Air lost 45M USD July 2017 - June 2018. This is likely considering th...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4894

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Anyone knows why KU' KWI-JFK flight stops at SNN while the return flight doesn't? The 77W has the legs to fly the westbound flight non-stop. Security. Something to do with TSA/DHS requirements and KWI not fulfilling it. Apparently security at KWI is or was rather lax. As a result, they stop in SNN ...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16407

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

To be incredibly generous, I can say that I "understand" LH's new livery, they tried something sober, crisp and modern that would withstand current trends avoiding silly visual gimmicks. Do I hate it? No. Do I like it? No. The A346 looks rather unfinished with all that white space but it'...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16407

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

ORDfan wrote:
Font size still looks terribly small, which I thought they would've corrected.


Agree.

Finnair looks so much better due to the large font . The LH livery on a long bird like a a346 looks like it is awaiting a paint job. Almost needs text that says "This space intentionally left blank"

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 1
Replies: 2
Views: 839

BA 1

BA 1 last flew 11 days ago on SNN-JFK. Anyone know what's going on?

Given they only have one frame G-EUNA, is it out for maintenance?

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16407

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Yech. The 346 has a long neck and it shows on this. 90% solid white... looks like an unsold aircraft sitting at Paine or Toulouse.

Also why does the blue end on the tail before the leading edge of the tail? The 747 tail was completely blue vs this white sliver.

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 223
Views: 29065

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

7x 737-800's are leaving this year for sure, heading for a airline based in Indian Ocean region. Are they receiving 7 MAX's this year to replace these exiting 737's? They did lease 12 from GECAS. Deliveries started in June so they should be getting a few MAX 8s this year. Unsure if it is up to 7 th...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 223
Views: 29065

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

East West had 8 aircraft. Comparing them to 6E or any of the major players now is ridiculous. You are missing the point. Relative to the size of the market at the time, East West was a major player just like Indigo is today. East West had 9 Boeings (8x737-200, 1x737-400) and 4 F27's. This, at a tim...

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by Antarius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 223
Views: 29065

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Any Indian airline making money? Indigo ? Vistara ? REALLY? Haven't been following Jet Airways for past few years, weren't they in trouble few years ago with same issue, as a result Brussels scissor hub was eliminated, A330 and B77W were leased out to many airlines and order was truancated and ntu ...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 223
Views: 29065

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

dtw2hyd wrote:
Sure they don't have cash, but they are not burning cash like 6E. Their fares are probably within original revenue plan parameters.
They have to wait it out for lights to go out on 6E.


Isn't this the same strategy you said with EK?

0 for 2 now.

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 223
Views: 29065

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Again, if at a profit, this isn't dumping. Winner winner. I also do not understand why last minute fares being market dependent is considered a bad thing. Pretty much everywhere else that has a functioning aviation infrastructure behaves this way. 9W is pursuing the high RASK (premium) market. A ve...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 223
Views: 29065

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Fares in India have to rise a bit. While I like Indigo, I think their massive capacity dump is also a bit destructive. To a degree every airline needs an area that they can make a profit. I am glad that AI and Jet built separate hubs in DEL & BOM respectively. Domestic tickets are just too chea...

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Re: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

All signs I have seen recently are that they are promoting AZ more and more, leading to believe the relationship was strengthening and possibly AZ would go full in. It doesn't appear that DL is going full in with AZ... The modified TATL JV filed last week between DL/AF/KL/VS removed AZ from the JV ...

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