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by pdp
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Sun / Buzz Query
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: Ryanair Sun / Buzz Query

Ryanair call it Buzz nowadays, so one would imagine it's now under that brand. They still use the RYANAIR callsign for most flights with some under the MAGIC SUN callsign.

Like Malta Air and Ryanair UK though, the aircraft are (for now) still in the main group livery.

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Fri May 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11225

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

WAW has this system for flights that use the jet bridges. You go up and up to what effectively amounts to a catwalk to go through the border, then all the way down to below departures for baggage claim. If you're on a remote stand (Wizz, Enter Air etc) then you get bussed into a hall below departure...

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by pdp
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 113
Views: 26033

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

NO! I'll bet not ONE he can name! Or? He Would!! Indeed, I can't name my source for obvious reasons. There is a reason they keep buying used 737s and not newer ones though. I thought they only bought new ones because they got a good discount on end of line models? Otherwise they’d have gone for sec...

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by pdp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16927

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Is there something closed over central/southern Ohio? There are no aircraft above 20,000 feet in that area. For example: NK1251, MSY to EWR, flew due north to Chicago and then due East to Newark. There doesnt appear to be weather in that region. Yes, portions of ZID (Indianapolis center) are on ale...

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Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 113
Views: 26033

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

It's my understanding that the A330s are all ACMI leases? Same with the babybus fleet until this year. Jet2 wasn't massively enamoured with the build quality of the new 737s they got from Boeing, this this isn't that surprising. How so? Any sources? NO! I'll bet not ONE he can name! Or? He Would!! ...

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by pdp
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337549

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

ZNY was mentioned several times up thread mentioning that it was New York Center. Even if you Google "ZNY", the first several results yield the correct answer. I searched for "ZNY IATA code" and "ZNY IATA". The first result was a Spanish website which gave an error whe...

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by pdp
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37970

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

factsonly wrote:
Wednesday 18 March, 2020:

LOT operates WAW-LCY:

- LO8657 WAW dep. 07:59 - LCY arr. 09:10 E190 SP-LMA


As it's an 8xxx flight number, it seems to be a "Lot do domu" flight. Odd choice of airport/aircraft though.

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by pdp
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37970

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Hopefully someone takes a picture of Warsaw with all the planes grounded there though I assume other airports will be used as well? I’m flying out of Warsaw tonight, will be interesting how it looks :P. Try to take a picture for us if you don't mind, I wonder if they will use the taxiways as parkin...

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by pdp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337549

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.lot.com/ee/en/international ... suspension

Presumably overflying will still be permitted.
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The Warszawa FIR will be closed to all inbound and outbound international flights for 10 days from the 15th: https://www.lot.com/ee/en/international ... suspension

Presumably overflying will still be permitted.

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by pdp
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11495

Re: UK leaves european aerospacesafety agency

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51783580 This is the bit I don't follow; 'He said the agency's powers would revert to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) "and the expertise will need to come home to do that, but we'll do it in a gradual way". Given that we leave in 9 months maximum, I ...

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by pdp
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10315

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Airbus and Boeing both need to be strong for the industry to work. If the new CEO is dead serious about letting the engineers engineer, we could be back to seeing Boeing and Airbus having to innovate instead of slapping new engines on everything!

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by pdp
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149681

Re: DY about to go bust?

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Share price has now gone below 12 NOK - it is down 25% since last night.


To be fair, most share prices are down across the board!

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by pdp
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115938

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

I read that Loganair are starting up new routes within weeks and are going to be adding 400 flights per week. Where are they getting all this extra capacity from?! They still have some slack amongst the inherited former BMI Regional ERJ fleet, they are acquiring numerous ATR-42 from Air France Hop ...

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by pdp
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115938

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Could British Airways (through IAG > Iberia > Air Nostrum) start picking up any potential profitable routes? It looks like YW have some CRJ's stored. Would they work with some of the shorter runways that the regional airports have? I thought the CRJ was decidedly average in its runway performance. ...

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by pdp
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115938

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

I assume that any contractor company which takes over routes will not be protected from Easyjet and Ryanair as the two big boys will have just as much right to compete for the routes they think can fill an A319 or 737. easyJet were already due to start Edinburgh and Glasgow to BHX, at a third of th...

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by pdp
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115938

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Prepack administration anyone? I wouldn't put it past any of the parties involved...

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by pdp
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 113
Views: 26033

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

I really don’t like their dual livery strategy. It’s messy and one is much nicer than the other. Maybe if they had only a handful in the holiday scheme it would be ok, but when they seem to be running at least 50/50 it gets confusing. The red and grey is a stunning livery and if the 757 is anything...

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by pdp
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 892
Views: 114570

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Starting from 01.06.2020 Wizz Air will be discontinuing Luton-Prague flights. Flights have already been removed from the system. So is that just bad performance from the route, which surprises me how can they not fill a 320 from London, to a city like Prague?? Maybe they need the plane elsewhere? F...

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by pdp
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19055

Re: UK storm today

airkas1 wrote:
Should be interesting to tune into liveatc today.


But due to quirky UK law, not strictly legal.

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by pdp
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20854

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

What do you all think of them Looks like a great flagship product on their new narrow body. Wish more airlines had a product like that. One day I hope they call it what it is, business class. Look at Euro Business Class and then tell me this should be called Business Class LOL. Light miles ahead of...

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by pdp
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 113
Views: 26033

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

a real mishmash (old) fleet is never a great idea in the longterm (737s, A330's, 757s A321s) Mmm. Suppose the cheap fire sale purchase from TCX assets will have been worth it. Would have liked to have seen an A321 in full silver original livery It's my understanding that the A330s are all ACMI leas...

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by pdp
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 113
Views: 26033

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

a real mishmash (old) fleet is never a great idea in the longterm (737s, A330's, 757s A321s) Mmm. Suppose the cheap fire sale purchase from TCX assets will have been worth it. Would have liked to have seen an A321 in full silver original livery It's my understanding that the A330s are all ACMI leas...

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by pdp
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37970

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

http://www.polsatnews.pl/wiadomosc/2020 ... ie-condor/

So they'll be an Airbus customer as well now! Interesting...
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LOT buys Condor - http://www.polsatnews.pl/wiadomosc/2020 ... ie-condor/

So they'll be an Airbus customer as well now! Interesting...

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by pdp
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37970

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

SRQLOT wrote:
Unofficially it sounds like it is confirmed that LOT will get tons as in 28-30 E-195s from Azul in the next 3 years. To replace 70/75S and growth.


They've been using E195s on routes that would normally by Q400s, wonder if they will displace some of those?

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by pdp
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Gloria: 40kn headwinds in BCN
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Storm Gloria: 40kn headwinds in BCN

Being a mere pixel pilot, I'd love to see what the delta between VRef and VApp would be!

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by pdp
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37970

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Warsaw airport served 18,86 million passengers in 2019, an increase of over 1 million compared to 2018. The top 5 scheduled destinations were London, Paris, Kiev, Frankfurt, Amsterdam. https://lotnisko-chopina.pl/pl/aktualnosci-i-wydarzenia/0/975/szczegoly.html (source in Polish) London probably ha...

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by pdp
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115938

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

BBC are reporting that IAG have gone to the EU wrt the deal between Flybe and the government: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cewrlqm4wz5t/flybe Two questions from this really: 1. Does the government's intervention constitute a commercial approach (which is allowed), or plain-old bailout? 2. Does ...

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by pdp
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG926 descending below MDA
Replies: 12
Views: 3195

Re: TG926 descending below MDA

Assuming they were doing the ILS into 07R, how did they get so low? I do note that there's a VOR and a LOC approach so it's possible (although unlikely) that they could have been doing one of those and lost situational awareness?

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by pdp
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115938

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Well IAG has just raised an objection according to the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51117885 That seems to be WW saying "it's not fair" rather than a formal objection. He can't really do too much as BA really only serves major airports and seems to ignore the regional airports...

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by pdp
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115938

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

How long before we see an application for an injunction to stop this weird deal to save an airline that seems to be in desperate trouble? From who? The airline serves many airports that it's competitors don't so they can't moan that much. Plus, anything that gets APD reviewed is going to make every...

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by pdp
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115938

Re: Flybe update

If Flybe ever collapsed, it would be catastrophic for many airports, especially the likes of Belfast city airport. The overwhelming majority of flights from this airport are by Flybe. Indeed BHD would be decimated as well as many jobs on the ground. Similar with IOM, particularly given that Flybe a...

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by pdp
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flooding at DXB causes EK meltdown
Replies: 40
Views: 12171

Re: Flooding at DXB causes EK meltdown

It also caused the 24H Dubai at the city's racing circuit to be cancelled due to the water being waist height in places! I understand drainage isn't to the same standard there due to the lack of rain for 95% of the year...

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by pdp
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37970

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Ok but what's their long term plan then? How long would the leases be for these 777s? Short term or long term? If they are long term then does it make sense for them to operate both the 777 and the 789? On top of already having 788. Add to that a bit of everything on the short-haul side and you get...

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by pdp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 37970

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Why on earth would they be adding 777s? Seems like they are becoming desperate or clueless, I don't like this new direction they are going in. Trip 7s could be useful for LOT on some of their heavy routes, especially with the 787s being such hangar queens atm. It is worth remembering the - for pilo...

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by pdp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11702

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

In central/eastern Europe ticket counters (along with actual ticket agents) are still used by a lot of the older population because that's how they've always done it. They don't have the internet and generally fly with legacy airlines that still have point-of-sale presences. LOT's logo can often be ...

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by pdp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pulkovo(LED) starts seventh-freedom starting early 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: Pulkovo(LED) starts seventh-freedom starting early 2020

Wizz already fly LTN-LED under their W9 AOC (UK). One assumes that they've seen success with this and want to extend it further across Europe

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by pdp
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion OE3225
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Laudamotion OE3225

Bhoy wrote:
If you go to playback, the flight doesn’t appear until 5250’, so it certainly seems there’s a shortage of low altitude coverage locally, even though tracking stops at 1450’


There is a mountain range north and west of the airport, probably related to that.

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by pdp
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 892
Views: 114570

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

It's worth noting that normally the Luton aircraft are from the UK AOC exclusively, but occasionally you do see a Hungarian reg flying a W9 flight.

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by pdp
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 6401

Re: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?

Birmingham is relatively close (two hours) to London, however for intercontinental travel it also has to serve the entire East Midlands, West Midlands, Lincolnshire etc.

It's got a very large area under which it's the nearest "big" airport!

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by pdp
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cancelled fights at MDW Christmas Eve
Replies: 57
Views: 10335

Re: Cancelled fights at MDW Christmas Eve

I believe the RNAV approaches are the best possible at MDW. With 100 foot ceilings, nothing has arrived since 2am. ORD has CATIII ILS. As a side note, due to flow control and many regional jets not being able to make CAT III approaches, ORD is almost exclusively mainline this morning. The regionals...

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by pdp
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 892
Views: 114570

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Wizz Air are doing quite a lot of flying on 25/12 this year including an almost full Eastwards schedule from LTN. And I'm on W9 2066! I'll come back to this thread with a rough load factor tomorrow evening. I would put load factor for this at about 98%. Not bad for a market that takes Christmas Eve...

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by pdp
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1942

Re: Adopt an Airline

BA. I'd order a load of A223s for A319 replacements and stock up on NEOs for the European fleet (some of BAs aircraft are very old after all). Improve the European product. It's really not as good as it should be considering BA was once possibly the most prestigious airline out there. Maybe introduc...

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by pdp
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 892
Views: 114570

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

EIBPI wrote:
Wizz Air are doing quite a lot of flying on 25/12 this year including an almost full Eastwards schedule from LTN.


And I'm on W9 2066! I'll come back to this thread with a rough load factor tomorrow evening.

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by pdp
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 make 95 year old WWII veterans dream come true
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Jet2 make 95 year old WWII veterans dream come true

Jet2 is a great airline. They've generated a lot of business by being - relatively - cheap and providing great service.

I flew with them this year on BHX-BOJ and they were excellent, very friendly crew and being "down to earth".

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by pdp
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying
Replies: 48
Views: 14544

Re: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying

Is LO number one airline in Europe (maybe beyond?) in terms of fleet diversity? They operate so many different models from E70 and Q400 to A340 and B789. Off the top of my head: DH8D E170 E175 E190 E195 CRJ7 (Nordica) CRJ9 (Nordica) A319 (GoJet?) A320 (SmartLynx too?) B733 B734 B737? (Blue Air) B73...

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by pdp
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying
Replies: 48
Views: 14544

Re: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying

Is LO number one airline in Europe (maybe beyond?) in terms of fleet diversity? They operate so many different models from E70 and Q400 to A340 and B789. Off the top of my head: DH8D E170 E175 E190 E195 CRJ7 (Nordica) CRJ9 (Nordica) A319 (GoJet?) A320 (SmartLynx too?) B733 B734 B737? (Blue Air) B73...

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by pdp
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more quick change ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: No more quick change ?

Jet2 deactivated the QC doors after losing the Royal Mail contract to West Atlantic UK.

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by pdp
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines whose Primary Base is Ethnic Travel (VFR)
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

Re: Airlines whose Primary Base is Ethnic Travel (VFR)

One airline whose entire purpose (basically) is VFR is Ernest Airlines. They started with most of their ops between Tirana, Albania and various cities in Italy, connecting the large Albanian diaspora in Italy with their home country. They've expanded since then, but essentially their raison d'etre ...

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by pdp
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3571

Re: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!

just looking at it from above, with no knowledge of the real situation there, maybe put the new terminal where Car Park 3 is now, and move the car park to the field between train tracks and Southend Road. As they are speaking of a multi-storey car park, this could also go south of the VIP terminal,...

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by pdp
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122207

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

So MAN will be E195s? This Midlander likes the sound of that!

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