Franky does not bother me too much. Its a flight between MIA a city where the majority of the population speaks Spanish and Cali Colombia which means the bulk of passengers will be an ethnic crowd. Sure yes English as a secondary announcement would be appropriate, but using Spanish as the primary co...Jump to post
Shock :eek: SAA is technically bankrupt – and bleeding cash: report https://businesstech.co.za/news/business/273259/saa-is-technically-bankrupt-and-bleeding-cash-report/ South African Airways will not present any financial results for the 2017/18 year because it’s technically bankrupt, and continues...Jump to post
2-month delay is nothing compared to what the "efficient" Germans are doing in Berlin. Seems China and Turkey are masters of big projects. Rail, bridges, tunnels, airports, arenas, etc. I read that since 2000 the number of new terminals (and in many cases entire new airports) built in Turk...Jump to post
The Thailand flag carrier had submitted a plan for new aircraft orders to the appropriate government ministries and cabinet for approval. However, it has now withdrawn the plan, so it can be reviewed before being resubmitted to the government, the airline said. This move was prompted by senior gove...Jump to post
Pretty ancient news by now.
Also discussed in the AA fleet thread.
Not sure what PR brings anyone? OW - Cathay only few hundred miles away and probably largest foreign airline to MNL. ST - Lots of nearby players - CI, VN, all the Chinese airlines, a bit further GA *A - BR, TG, NH, SQ, CA, OZ, etc has region pretty well covered. Imo they are probably more than a dec...Jump to post
That's my gut reaction as well, but if we go back to the early 2000's I can't recall even NW serving HKG from the US apart from the NRT-HKG fifth that likely just catered to the local intra-Asian market? Maybe I'm misremembering that. Point being, Delta or Northwest were never really notable player...Jump to post
The lack of historic and current service levels say much about the demand profile and geographic realities. Fact the LAN failed spectacularly at SFO-LIM even after trying multiple schedule variations is a good insight into the market. For sure there is demand, and probably there is more demand to SF...Jump to post
Frankly, I think if DL is serious about the pacific then they need to be in HKG. :checkmark: I find it amazing the worlds second largest airline(per ASKs) does not have a link to one of the globes most important cities, especially one with such strong commercial and personal links to the U.S. Hong ...Jump to post
Singapore ST Aerospace to purchase GE aviation parts manufacturer subsidiary for $630 million
GE to sell aircraft parts maker to Singapore firm for $630M
https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/13/news/c ... index.html
A government board rejected plans to acquire 23 aircraft over concerns about TG's financial status and market conditions. Board says it worried about the additional debt.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... e/30354157
The Trainer has been turning a profit.. And a loss also many quarters. At the end, doubt its very profitable at all, especially as the article LAXintl linked shows DL has $150mil of required maintenance coming up this winter on the facility which will take a nice bite out of any revenue it generate...Jump to post
Is it just me or do the Chinese carriers really know how to use the 787 for its intended purpose? I know not all the routes listed are 787 routes but im willing to bet the majority are. Long and thin.. Perfect use of this plane. :checkmark: Yes, the Chinese carriers read the Boeing 787 sales brochu...Jump to post
I am sure they will firm the 787-10 soon as Tim Clark this week also spoke about the new first class product it and 777X will receive. Also statated 787-10 fleet will be mixed - some featuring First, and some only biz. As far as the 787-9, the model would be terrific imo to allow EK do lots of thinn...Jump to post
The companies name is Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS)
EddieDude wrote:For the time being, GA's dilemma of attempting non-stop service to the U.S. has been solved and they will serve JFK and LAX one-stop viar Tokyo.
At investor event today Isom says the cut ORD-China flying was generating $30mil in annual losses!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/20 ... 0c137a5017
The A220 order book has long been full of these questionable orders. Others that are certainly in doubt are Iraq, GulfAir, Odyssey, Privatair, Republic, Ilyushin, Redwings, Porter, etc.. I suspect Airbus will seek to clean the order book up and get clarity one way or the other about who is doing what.Jump to post
Those early AM West Coast flights and evening returns while fine for locals, indeed made connections quite hard to achieve.
This move could be quite a shake up of how UA has operated to the islands. Suppose this is another one of Kirby's network shake-ups.
So the OEM's allowed someone to purchase a/c that they were not going to operate but were going to sell to make a profit...something smells fishy. That's the whole point behind leasing companies and financial organizations ordering planes! Its extremely common for airlines to order frames to only t...Jump to post
What does Mr. Damrongchaitham bring to the table that previous presidents did not, or is he simply another political appointee and friend of some general? Also seems weird TG would maintain shares (or even be allowed to) in competitor Nok considering Nok is to a large degree the one fueling low fare...Jump to post
Admirable the conviction people hold for their cities, though let's be frank and not let that conviction be blinding. If HAM and many other secondary markets were such a strong business case there would be a gang of airlines tripping over themselves to serve it. But the reality is that the city supp...Jump to post
Already being discussed
With fuel cost up 40% this year not sure how they expect to make money on an already challanged 50-seater.
Lets see how long the EAS money will help prop up these California routes.
Only couple weeks after AC shutdown a runway at NRT, now an AC 77W shut down HND runway 23 for 35 minutes after a single engine landing. The 77W operating AC001 from YYZ shut down an engine due oil-leak about 1,200mil out from Tokyo. https://www.reuters.com/article/air-canada-japan-landing/air-canad...Jump to post
Now environmentalist again adding their voice and pressure to stop the project
Protesters: New Mexico City airport will hurt environment
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/23 ... nment.html
Big difference between could and will.
OPer should correct this thread title.
FG article on premium configured 737MAX-10s
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-451309/
This is already posted and being discussed in the UA fleet thread. Seems duplication to fragment discussion in a second thread.Jump to post
Boy o boy, AA just threw the towel in.
Got to admit though its admirable to cut losses and move on. It seems too many airlines hang onto loss-making route for prestige or nostalgia. Its clear AA is unwilling to carry these losses any longer and rather use the equipment on other opportunities.
Seems plans are back on the table to fly to US West Coast again. Fernandes says the carrier intends to start flights via Japan after they receive its first Airbus A330neos in 2019. Both LA and SF are being evaluated but Fernandes says "If I were I betting man, you'd probably say Los Angeles fir...Jump to post
I have no issues with state funded airlines. There really is no difference is airline belongs to a billionaire, a big holding group or the government. Its just one of many ownership structures. For Italy specifically, its an incredibly competitive market with tons of players, so I don't think AZ bei...Jump to post
Interjet received USD $39.6 million in compensation related to maintenance and grounding costs for its grounded SSJ100 fleet.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ts-451005/