BUD flights are not doing great and probably will disappear soon (their opening was politically motivated and there are rumors they are indeed subsidised). In fact LOT planned to base another Dreamliner One can say they could have started with basing at least one (instead of the leased crap) and th...Jump to post
I am not overly surprised. Laudamotion (Ryanair) has opened tons of routes from Germany to Mallorca (main market). And PMI suffers from the recovery of Turkey. Canarias a winter destination has also increasing competition from Morocco, Tunisia, Cabo Verde or Egypt. Why does PMI in Spain suffer from...Jump to post
Lviv airport (LWO/UKLL) is closed as a Turkish Airlines B-737-800 TC-JVI (flight TK 442 LWO-IST) skidded off the runway during taxi out.
Zero rate is announced until 1400 UTC initially.
Vilnius is down to 3.
Problem is that the BUD flights are still advertised everywhere with the aircraft type while everyone knows that it's not flown with the 787. Also the suboptimal customer relation of LOT (to put it mildly) made the news in Hungary. Because of the strong ties of the two nations (in the hearts at leas...Jump to post
There is a great difference between operating a few flights out of dozens with crap equipment on a big base and flying each and every flights with crap on a complete market. Plus you might find a better aircraft for a long term wet-lease than this ancient 767. The image of LOT in Hungary is far from...Jump to post
Ryanair flies between CDT and Poznan as well as FR 1910/1911.Jump to post
They are covered ín the new issue of the Airliner World. Just sayin'.Jump to post
B777LRF wrote:here's hoping Air Baltic will enjoy their new aircraft for a long time, even if their growth plan (80 aircraft by 202something) seem a tad optimistic.
Hard to imagine what happened here. An RTO followed by ground collision with a landing aircraft or two aircraft trying to land the same time?
The same can be said of Poland (huge diaspora in places like the UK), which is a far larger economy and more populated (40 million) and they only have 1 carrier (LOT). Btw Romania has 19.5M people and shrinking fast. It's hardly only LOT and Tarom/Blue Air. Wizz have 26 aircraft based in Poland and...Jump to post
BoeingGuy wrote:I guess being the best selling airplane of all time means a lot of customers bought an inferior product.
ewt340 wrote:Turkish Airlines called. They said THEY would be the next big bitch in Europe, not LOT Polish.
SCQ83 wrote:Is there any particular reason why easyJet, Ryanair or Wizz Air do not fly to RTM?
SCQ83 wrote:The amount of service from Gdansk to Scandinavia is amazing. Are most Polish migrating to those countries coming from Northern Poland?
The weather seldom is any big issue for the airports in Northern Europe, we are prepared for winters up here. Except for the 20-30 commercial airports operated with low-category (CAT I-II) ILS in Scandinavia versus the frequent fog happening (like NYO, MMX, TRF, KRS, SVG, TKU, HAU, AES, TRD, VXO, T...Jump to post
The polish government wants to chase all operators away from WAW/WMI to protect state owned LOT. It would include Ryanair, Ryanair Sun, Wizz, Enter Air, Small Planet, Travel Service etc etc (which are basing another 20+ aircraft in Warsaw beyond the 62 a/c LOT currently operates - not all from WAW t...Jump to post
That said, just because the government destroyed them in the end doesn't mean they were bad overall. So? Are you implying they wouldn't have grown if Malev survived? I don't see WAW being affected by LO's presence and neither was BUD by MA's. Also, it has become ghetto because the airport has becom...Jump to post
While this part will probably be nice, a lot of the passengers who cause the grotwh of BUD will pass through the shed that they dare to call "a lightweight and innovative gate and boarding system". This new pier was in fact built on the place of one of the a sheds. The other side of the s...Jump to post
BUD has become such a ghetto and uninspiring airport since Malev went bankrupt. They were such a great airline with a really good network, shame they didn't make it in the end. Because they were not a great airline but a financially unsustainable stealing machine for every government (left and righ...Jump to post
The curse of Airliner World strikes again! First thing I thought of when reading the news! Anyway, sad to see them go. The problem was apparent when reading the AW article. An airline CEO publicly moaning about the price of spare parts (in detail) is never a good sign. Nor does changing the equipme...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:The problem for TLV was having a new leased plane sitting on the ground for 16 hours, making no money at all. Icelandair could probably afford that as all but one of its 757s and 767s are fully paid off.
You sound spoiled and entitled; unwilling to play by the rules because you got away with not doing so in the past. Ryanair won't be sad to lose your business - plenty of others will take the vacant seat. You are the role model of the obedient FR passenger who likes learning their ever changing rule...Jump to post
There was a huge hike in demand for holidays in Mallorca in the last 3-5 years (because of Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt). Hoteliers got somewhat greedy and the prices nearly doubled. Guess 2019 will be a rude awakening if they keep it this high.Jump to post
Flew one of BT's Q400's a few months ago. Flight was uneventful, but indeed loud considering I was sitting right next to the prop. Didn't notice any panel or bin rattling. I've never heard of their Q's having the landing gear issues. Better mx or just newer build planes? Air Baltic had a nose gear ...Jump to post
Hell of a lot (and continuing) gear issues (collapsed gears and gear up landings) come to mind. If you ask me I prefer any crap piston engine oldtimer with three greens over speed and a quiet cabin. Simply untrue. Launch customer SAS did experience severe proplems due to a MLG design fault. But tha...Jump to post
Russian-built commercial aircraft are not fun to operate, everyone knows that who ever tried it. Let alone making money with them (other than niche types like heavy cargo). You can't make money on a fleet of 6 aircraft with such number of AOGs. They had 10 years to ramp up production, create adequat...Jump to post
London. A couple of disfunctional, limited ones disturbing each other's traffic (LHR, LGW, STN, LTN, LCY, SEN) instead of a properly working one.Jump to post
Thank you. Do they use it for anything? Seems to be equipped with sun loungers.Jump to post
Just wondering what this old finca-like building in the middle of the apron (and in the shade of the tower) of PMI is?
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