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by Luisvalero
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 55705

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Maybe VS could fill the gap that is pulling out Garuda on LHR-CGK. also i see as a clear candidate ACC

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by Luisvalero
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines in KUL
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: European Airlines in KUL

I’m wondering why there are so few European Carriers in KUL (Only British Airways, KLM, & Turkish). Malaysia is a very rich country, with alot of business, trendy destination with a lot of potential and also KUL is full of european expats. I Know that a few years ago AF & LH cancelled KUL, ...

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by Luisvalero
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines in KUL
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

European Airlines in KUL

I’m wondering why there are so few European Carriers in KUL (Only British Airways, KLM, & Turkish). Malaysia is a very rich country, with alot of business, trendy destination with a lot of potential and also KUL is full of european expats. I Know that a few years ago AF & LH cancelled KUL, b...

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by Luisvalero
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines re-launches Brussels in October 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 7381

Re: Singapore Airlines re-launches Brussels in October 2020

digitalcloud wrote:
x1234 wrote:
The only cities left in Western Europe SQ doesn't fly to is MAD and VIE. Hopefully they will be inaugurated soon.


What do you mean? There are lots of cities in Western Europe that SQ do not serve...


He refers to the biggest cities without SQ service

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by Luisvalero
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines re-launches Brussels in October 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 7381

Re: Singapore Airlines re-launches Brussels in October 2020

The only big European city missing in their network is MAD. Does anyone know why they don’t try MAD? Or at least a try with Scoot, which even flies to ATH and TXL

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by Luisvalero
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines for YYZ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3857

Re: New airlines for YYZ?

ricardofg wrote:
With South African - I guess the feeling is Africa is largely untapped in YYZ. And surprisingly so. Demand exists, and a big demand in cargo. Someone should make the leap, no?


The answer is Ethiopian

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by Luisvalero
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 399
Views: 78280

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

I’m wondering how this merger will affect the airlines locations at MAD: UX will move to T4, together with IB + OW airlines + Other airlines. Then T1 & T2 will loose their biggest airline (UX). Adding to the end of UX in these terminals, it should be noted that Norwegian its ending most of their...

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by Luisvalero
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia adds AMS
Replies: 14
Views: 2605

Saudia adds AMS

Saudia will add Amsterdam to its European Network (4 weekly JED-AMS B787-9). This is a nice addition from skyteam hub to hub airport. I’m wondering if Saudia is planning to add more Eu destinations due to its recent openess to tourism. They are currently flying to: LHR MAN MAD CDG AMS (New) FCO MXP ...

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by Luisvalero
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc launches Beijing service
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Royal Air Maroc launches Beijing service

RAM is going to launch CMN-PEK on 16 January 2020, 3 times per week with it’s B787-9. This route could be quite succesfull due to the boom of tourism in Morocco, and can be useful for connections to West Africa like ACC BKO LOS ABJ DSS and Europe as well. Btw the article doesn’t say which Beijing ai...

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by Luisvalero
Sat May 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM
Replies: 11
Views: 2425

Re: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM

Best fares from Europe are from Saudia. I ‘ve paid 500€ for MAD-BOM-MAD with stop in RUH. Insely Cheap!

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by Luisvalero
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 136
Views: 27498

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

From my point of view these destinations could be possible CX additions: America: Montreal, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Lima, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile Europe: Vienna, Geneva, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Prague, Athens, Istanbul, Moscow Africa: ...

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by Luisvalero
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 15594

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

From PHL one can already fly to: Amsterdam Athens Barcelona Berlin Bologna Budapest Dublin Dubrovnik Edinburgh Frankfurt Lisbon London Manchester Paris Prague Reykjavik Rome And that's just to Europe. Not sure how many more options are necessary. + Madrid, which is 332 daily year-round flown by AA

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by Luisvalero
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana launches MAD
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Air Astana launches MAD

From 23 & 24 April Air Astana Will start flying to MAD from both hubs, Almaty and Nur-Sultan (former Astana). Great News for MAD, which hasn’t have scheduled flights to Central Asia for a while (Uzbekistan Airways served MAD years ago). I guess this flights are mainly focused on connections to c...

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by Luisvalero
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways doesn’t fly to TPE?
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Why Qatar Airways doesn’t fly to TPE?

I’m wondering why QR is not in the TPE market, Being a Global City with plenty of business and a Huge tourist emisor. Any Thoughts? KLM, AF, TK, and EK meanwhile are catching all the Taiwan-Europe/Africa Pie

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by Luisvalero
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4480

Re: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly

MAD Will see Daily B787-9 operation

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by Luisvalero
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BA to CMN?
Replies: 10
Views: 2679

Why no BA to CMN?

I’ve always wondered why BA doesn’t launch CMN, being the financial centre of Morocco and one of the most important cities of the Arab World. RAM flies twice daily the route (CMN-LHR/LGW) covering the market and being a good choice for London-West Africa market (Guess Lagos, Accra, Banjul, Freetown ...

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by Luisvalero
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB schedules 3x/daily MAD-MEX June-Oct19 all flown by A346
Replies: 27
Views: 4530

Re: IB schedules 3x/daily MAD-MEX June-Oct19 all flown by A346

If I Were UX I would hurry up and Get slots in MEX because IB is monopolising MAD-MEX

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by Luisvalero
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD breaks its pax record
Replies: 14
Views: 3002

Re: MAD breaks its pax record

Main gaps: IAH, BOM, BKK, SIN, CAN

Less important but also needed routes: YVR, YUL (year-round), IAD (year-round), MCO, DTW, DEN, GDL, MTY, CTG, BSB, ABJ, ACC, LOS, NBO, MCT, KWI, IKA, SGN, HAN, KUL, DPS, MNL, TPE, KIX

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by Luisvalero
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 33268

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Does anyone know how’s RAM doing on it’s west and central african routes? I guess their key destinations are Dakar, Accra, Abidjan, Lagos, and Douala but They also serve other big cities such as Kinshasa, Libreville, Brazzaville, Conakry as well as Smaller destinations such as Banjul, Bissau, Cotono...

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by Luisvalero
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Barcelona Airport Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4713

Re: Barcelona Airport Thread

North and South America : IAD, ATL, DFW, MEX, CUN, HAV, PUJ, PTY, SCL, GIG

Middle East: RUH, JED, MCT, KWI

India: DEL, BOM

Rest of Asia: BKK, KUL, MNL, TPE, CAN, NRT

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by Luisvalero
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 53
Views: 9063

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

PER-JNB is already served by SAA... does the route has enough demand for a second player? I think NOT.

QF owns the big part of the pie which is SYD-JNB, and I think that route serves greatly the Australia-SA market, although Idw If it’s daily though

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by Luisvalero
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Thai Airways International routes
Replies: 15
Views: 3774

Re: Future Thai Airways International routes

Logical additions:
YVR/YYZ
LAX
SFO
SEA
JFK
MAN
MAD
BCN
AMS
GVA
JNB

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by Luisvalero
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Service on MSP-KIX
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: NW Service on MSP-KIX

Wowo Osaka is on fire, first LHR and now this!

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by Luisvalero
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10696

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

https://jornaleconomico.sapo.pt/noticia ... ano-352378
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santos wrote:
There’s been a thread about it already, plus the link doesn’t work properly


Sorry, the correct link is this one:

https://jornaleconomico.sapo.pt/noticia ... ano-352378

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by Luisvalero
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10696

TAP Portugal incredible expansion

TAP Portugal is going to launch a huge number of new destinations from it’s hub in Lisbon in 2019: Dublin, Basel, Tel Aviv (already anounced) + Montreal, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Tenerife, Naples, Banjul, Conakry and Lyon & Munich from Porto Source: https://www.dinheirovivo.pt/empresas

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by Luisvalero
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Barcelona Airport Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 4713

Re: Barcelona Airport Thread

The most logical additions to BCN network from my point of view are:

MEX
BKK
DEL
NRT

Also I’ve seen somewhere that Saudia wants to launch RUH-JED-BCN

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by Luisvalero
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana looking at Madrid flights
Replies: 32
Views: 4175

Re: Air Astana looking at Madrid flights

Not convinced of the demand here though, BCN feels a better fit and less vanity orientated. I don't see why BCN would be a better fit. Less vanity oriented? BCN-TSE would mostly serve rich Kazakhs going to the Mediterranean. MAD-TSE would strengthen business links and potentially provide Spanish pa...

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by Luisvalero
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air adds ATH with the 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 2175

Re: Oman Air adds ATH with the 737 MAX

i red somewhere months ago that they were planning to launch MAD, FCO and BRU as soon as they have more aircraft

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by Luisvalero
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?
Replies: 39
Views: 6581

Re: Why don't Japanese airlines fly to Africa?

The question is : Why dont Japanese airlines fly to Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Madrid or Barcelona?

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by Luisvalero
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc begins ATH
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Royal Air Maroc begins ATH

Royal Air Maroc is going to launch CMN-ATH from 2 april 2019 (3 weekly B737-700). It Seems like a nice addition and could be a good route for connections to USA, Montreal, Brasil & Africa. Apart from MIA & ATH, which destinations could be new potencial additions to their network? I can see t...

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by Luisvalero
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 16001

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

It is less risky to add more flights to a well-established destination. Before BA launched new destinations in the US, they quite "maxed out" the demand in trunk routes like JFK. And UX tries from time to time those secondary markets, like Iguazú or San Pedro Sula. In any case, LatAm is n...

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by Luisvalero
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?
Replies: 13
Views: 3020

Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?

I’ve been days Ago in Istanbul and it was absolutely full of tourits, so i’m wondering why big european LCC aren’t there either in IST or most logically SAW. It’s one of the TOP 10 most visited cities in the world and quite close to european capitals.

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by Luisvalero
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13857

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I would like BA to expand in Southeast Asia where there are Lot of opportunities. The obvious candidates are Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam economy Is booming right now with growing middle class and being a touristic destination make it a good choice for BA. From my point of view I would pick Hanoi...

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by Luisvalero
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13857

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

The most logical additions would be:

Charlotte
Detroit
Portland
Panama City
Bogota

Dakar
Entebbe
Dar es Salaam
Addis Ababa

Ankara
Baku
Islamabad
Kolkata
Ahmedabad
Colombo
Dhaka
Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City
Jakarta
Manila
Taipei
Guangzhou
Chongqing/Chengdu
Osaka

Melbourne

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by Luisvalero
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 7249

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

LHR-PTY LHR-LIM LHR-DAR LHR-EBB LHR-CCU LHR-KIX LIS-SFO LIS-EZE LIS-TLV MAD-IAH MAD-IKA MAD-BOM MAD-SIN MAD-BKK MAD-CAN BCN-MEX BCN-HAV BCN-LIM BCN-SCL BCN-GIG BCN-DEL BCN-BKK BCN-NRT CDG-KUL CDG-CGK CDG-MNL BRU-GRU BRU-SIN BRU-ICN BRU-DEL AMS-SGN AMS-HAN FCO-BOG FCO-ACC FCO-LOS FCO-BOM FCO-KIX MXP...

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by Luisvalero
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 7249

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

LHR-PTY LHR-LIM LHR-DAR LHR-EBB LHR-CCU LHR-KIX LIS-SFO LIS-EZE LIS-TLV MAD-IAH MAD-IKA MAD-BOM MAD-SIN MAD-BKK MAD-CAN BCN-MEX BCN-HAV BCN-LIM BCN-SCL BCN-GIG BCN-DEL BCN-BKK BCN-NRT CDG-KUL CDG-CGK CDG-MNL BRU-GRU BRU-SIN BRU-ICN BRU-DEL AMS-SGN AMS-HAN FCO-BOG FCO-ACC FCO-LOS FCO-BOM FCO-KIX MXP-...

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by Luisvalero
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 42
Views: 7096

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

All The possible New destinations (some are resumptions) from my point of view: ....Santiago de Compostela... The destination that made sense was A Coruna to take advantage of all the Inditex activity, and they had planned to fly there. They bounced it to Santiago instead due to political pressure ...

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by Luisvalero
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 42
Views: 7096

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

All The possible New destinations (some are resumptions) from my point of view: CANADA & USA: Vancouver, Calgary, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Seattle/Tacoma LATIN AMERICA: Mexico City, Santo Domingo, Panama City, Bogota, Lima, Santiago de Chile, Rio de Janeiro EUROPE: Reykiavik, Glasg...

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by Luisvalero
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2664

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

Logical adds:

-YZZ
-USA: PHL, IAD, IAH?
-GDL
-VVI
-ASU
-Lot of african routes with smaller aircraft (ACC, ABJ, LOS, DLA etc)
-SIN
-ICN
-PEK
-BOM

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by Luisvalero
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4526

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD joins the 6 continent club

I would be interested to know who else would be on the 6 continent club list? Thanks! LHR, DOH, DXB & SYD all have nonstop service to the 6 continens JFK & LAX have flights to the 6 continents but not nonstop (JFK flights to Australia are via LAX and LAX flights to Africa are via DUB). Not ...

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by Luisvalero
Mon May 28, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 34083

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

new tail livery reminds me to Malaysia Airways current livery...

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by Luisvalero
Tue May 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian to add 23 new plane
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

Re: Royal Jordanian to add 23 new plane

My candidates as potencial new routes are:

Toronto
Washington
Miami
Los Angeles
Manchester
Brussels
Milan
Dusseldorf
Stockholm
Bucharest
Casablanca
Lagos
Accra
Abidjan
Nairobi
Bahrain
Tehran
Delhi
Mumbai
Singapore
Manila
Beijing
Tokyo

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by Luisvalero
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17973

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

What about Malaga?????

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by Luisvalero
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK A330 ops into ARN
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: TK A330 ops into ARN

MAD is twice daily 330

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by Luisvalero
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD- New airlines and destinations
Replies: 34
Views: 4928

Re: MAD- New airlines and destinations

The Last Airlines That have shown interest to fly to MAD are:

-TAME (to Quito)
-Norwegian (to Buenos Aires Ezeiza)
-Kuwait Airways (to Kuwait City)
-Mahan Air (to Tehran)
-China Southern (to Guangzhou)

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by Luisvalero
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD- New airlines and destinations
Replies: 34
Views: 4928

Re: MAD- New airlines and destinations

The main gaps in MAD are: -Houston -Guadalajara & Monterrey -Tegucigalpa/San Pedro Sula -Fortaleza -Rotterdam -Hanover -Belgrade -Accra -Lagos -Douala -Luanda -Malabo -Nairobi -Kuwait City -Muscat -Tehran -Mumbai -Bangkok -Ho Chi Minh City -Kuala Lumpur -Singapore -Manila -Taipei -Guangzhou -Osa...

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by Luisvalero
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new European routes for the Thai Airways route network
Replies: 33
Views: 7583

Re: Possible new European routes for the Thai Airways route network

TG served MAD for a long time. I would think it might be viable for them to return with the 788 and with the Spanish economy recovering. TG's problems in Madrid were not related one to one to the country's economy: 1) MAD-BKK is an extremely low yielding route. Mostly backpackers and young people/c...

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