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by a350lover
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VY launching domestic flights in France
Replies: 16
Views: 4053

Re: VY launching domestic flights in France

I wouldn't call it poor schedule, for leisure passengers it is pretty perfect in both directions. TGV or AF on these timings will be extremely expensive, VY will be able to charge FSC fares with a LCC cost and product, it's a guarenteed win for me. Question... what do they do with the fleet the res...

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by a350lover
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VY launching domestic flights in France
Replies: 16
Views: 4053

Re: VY launching domestic flights in France

-Really short notice- flights due to start in 20 days -Poor schedules. -All will face competence from AF & TGV. This sounds to me like Vueling wanted to make a bit of noise and get some attention from media in a market where they are still quite unknown (AF, Transavia, Easyjet, Ryanair... maybe ...

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by a350lover
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 900
Views: 116340

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

So 9 daily domestic flights from Catania (3xMilan, 3xRoma, 2xBologna, 1xVenice). Crazy. That is +1.200.000 seats/year for an airport (CTA) that had 10 million PAX last year. Makes me think of the last attempt Vueling did to Sicily with bases in both CTA and PMO to operate mainly domestics to mainla...

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by a350lover
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29154

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

There is also some inside rumours TAP may start after Covid raging waters and when things starts to calm down, Lima, Mumbai, Guangzhou, Addis Abeba and Kuala Lumpur. Is there any other airline in Europe planning not just to reinstall capacity to 2019 levels but to grow at such a rate? TAP's growth ...

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by a350lover
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149735

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

LJ wrote:


They mark 2022 to be back with “full capacity”. Maybe too optimistic? Have they opened any other crew base apart from OSL yet?

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by a350lover
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4194

Re: Emirates axes MEX

Is there any public statement from EK regarding the drop of services to MEX? I can only see the route has been (again) postponed until December, but not officially canceled? Carriers rarely make public statements about routes being dropped (unless it is Ryanair and wants to make an statement). Spec...

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by a350lover
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4194

Re: Emirates axes MEX

Is there any public statement from EK regarding the drop of services to MEX?

I can only see the route has been (again) postponed until December, but not officially canceled?

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by a350lover
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19907

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Iberia to deploy A350s on its Madrid-Tokyo and Madrid-Los Angeles routes next March, replacing A330s. Wonder if Iberia would retire some of its A330s if the effects of the pandemic keep going for too long. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293284/iberia-adds-a350-los-angeles-tokyo-s...

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by a350lover
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68889

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

https://twitter.com/flyingfrisian74/sta ... 22598?s=20
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This is shocking:

"Fire and rehire" at BA
-57% less pay
-36 days off a year
-Forced 6 weeks unpaid leave a year
+25 increased productivity

https://twitter.com/flyingfrisian74/sta ... 22598?s=20

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by a350lover
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68889

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Any inner update on the development of negotiations of new contracts for cabin crews? I heard they were notified recently with wether new contract terms (which they were due to accept before the 17/08) or redundancies. Will it be enough with the voluntary leaves? I hope BA crews can make it through ...

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by a350lover
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4194

Re: Emirates drops FLL

So just GRU in South America?
Wonder if ever we see back the MEX tag on the BCN route.

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by a350lover
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19907

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

IB starts A350 service to Quito. Are all long distance flights now A350s for IB? https://grupo.iberia.es/news/05082020/por-primera-vez-iberia-aterriza-en-ecuador-con-el-airbus-a350 (sorry link only in Spanish, the photos are nice) IB has retired all A346s. All the routes which were flown with those...

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by a350lover
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61708

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/cincodias. ... 8.amp.html

Iberia very close to reach an agreement to buy UX for half the original price.
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Link just in Spanish:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/cincodias. ... 8.amp.html

Iberia very close to reach an agreement to buy UX for half the original price.

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by a350lover
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19907

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like LEVEL will maintain its operation out of Barcelona airport for now. On a statement yesterday, the airline said that flights would be resumed in September with 3weekly frequencies to both Buenos Aires and JFK. Link in spanish only: https://www.europapress.es/turismo/transportes/aerolineas...

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by a350lover
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: June 2020 traffic: Wizz Air carries more passengers than Ryanair
Replies: 13
Views: 2055

Re: June 2020 traffic: Wizz Air carries more passengers than Ryanair

EIBPI wrote:
June 2020 traffic:

Ryanair
0.4m / no load factor released


Is that number taking into account all Ryanair AOCs?

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by a350lover
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA restarts Montego Bay from LGW
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

BA restarts Montego Bay from LGW

https://twitter.com/British_Airways/sta ... 01281?s=20
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Starting 13th of October
From Gatwick. Equipment B777. 2x/week
Weren't they to leave LGW?

https://twitter.com/British_Airways/sta ... 01281?s=20

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by a350lover
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19907

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Last year IB had plans to initiate discussions to change the collective labour agreement so that IB Express could grow at a faster rate (atm, IB Express is limited to 15% (not of the IB production, it's the combined IB+IB Express production) and 1:1 32X aircraft incorporation). But at the end IB ma...

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by a350lover
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19907

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Madrid-Santander is not that far away in train (Alvia). And BIO is 1-hour by car. I suspect that tertiary Northern Spanish airports (LCG, VGO, OVD, SDR, EAS, PNA) are never going to really recover, and carriers would focus even more in the two main airports in the area (BIO and SCQ). This has been ...

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by a350lover
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19907

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Iberia is simply taking over I2 routes because the pilots agreement is that I2 is capped to 15% of the ASK production and with most of the long haul flying gone this means Iberia needs to take a bigger chunk of the short haul flights. If the agreement restricts I2 production just to 15% of the &quo...

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by a350lover
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19907

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Iberia seems to be taking over many I2 routes They started off with few domestic sectors this July (SCQ, SVQ, SPC, as well as some rotations to the Canaries with narrow bodies) Checking the schedules right now they increase frequencies to those domestic routes already served (SVQ and SCQ 3-4/daily, ...

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by a350lover
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5715

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

This is a weird move. They have a good leisure brand called Eurowings, they did a lot to make it a bit like the old Air Berlin (route wise) and now that's being thrown away? I always thought LH Group's strategy was - LH + LX premium - OS + SN semi-premium - EW + WK lower cost/leisure I wonder if cu...

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by a350lover
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53243

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

Only DY long haul routes "on sale" I can see right now: -London-JFK -London-LAX -London-MCO -London-MIA All scheduled for December 2020. Will that be "enough" to sustain a viable operation? This was reported officially by RoutesOnline, and also posted in another thread, I think ...

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by a350lover
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53243

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

Only DY long haul routes "on sale" I can see right now:

-London-JFK
-London-LAX
-London-MCO
-London-MIA

All scheduled for December 2020.
Will that be "enough" to sustain a viable operation?

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by a350lover
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29154

Re: TAP Changes Rumor

Here is what people are telling me at TAP. What do we think? 1) For destinations: AGA, SCQ, PDL-YYZ, TLV, and DME have all moved to May 2021 2) For fleet: Rapid exit of ATR's and 320-ceos; heavy reliance on E90/E95 3) For product: New Premium Economy in the works across network, including all Europ...

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by a350lover
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23499

Re: JET2 - what next ?

They had a cabin crew base in Alicante, which I assume is all vanished now?

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by a350lover
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29154

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

What's the possible outcome of TAP's nationalization? Do you them reorganizing the network?

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by a350lover
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23814

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

How many 787s are owned by Norwegian?

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by a350lover
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23814

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Could Norwegian lessors make some better money using part of the current DY fleet with any better business, or do you see Norwegian getting back to its pre-covid size (in short haul) no matter in how much time?

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by a350lover
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 515
Views: 64185

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

What could be the workforce adjustments needed to drive costs down at LH despite this cash injection?

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by a350lover
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19774

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

-NRT (could survive if the Olympics finally take place next year) A scheduled longhaul route is not going to make-or-break based on a 2wk long sporting event. I agree, but NRT-MAD was doing fine before all this crisis. It launched 3 years ago with 3x/w after PVG, both of these Asian links on A332. ...

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by a350lover
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19774

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

Part of the problem is the lack of connections available at the moment. Iberia is pushing some of their departure bank to South America towards the late afternoon. Thus, the typical departure frame 11-13h towards America, is now being rescheduled towards 3-5pm (i.e Quito), so that they can capture s...

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by a350lover
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68889

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Would these conditions mean all fleets will remain operating separately and under different rostering conditions?

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by a350lover
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68889

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/06/19/british-airways-reveals-improved-cabin-crew-pay-offer-a-big-win-for-mixed-fleet/comment-page-1/#comments But.... my doubt is, under those numbers proposed at 28,000 for cabin crews 31,000 for Lead Cabin Crew and 39,000 for Managers....what number would BA st...

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by a350lover
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest aiports in Europe - after COVID
Replies: 12
Views: 1216

Busiest aiports in Europe - after COVID

2019 closed with the BIG5 EU airports ranking like: 1) Heathrow: 80,886,589 2) Paris CDG: 76,150,007 3) Amsterdam: 71,707,144 4) Frankfurt: 70,556,072 5) Madrid: 61,734,037 Do you see any changes in this top after covid? At the end of the day, the main three EU groups (LH, AF/KLM and IAG) all have d...

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by a350lover
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32361

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Despite Eurowings year after year being a failed business for the Lufthansa Group, it also seems to be the perfect "solution" for whatever part of the network in risk of disappear.

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by a350lover
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1517
Views: 194827

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Is EWR a new base with crews and planes overnight there, or just a destination from other bases? It isn't mentioned clearly on the press release.

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by a350lover
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19774

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

28 total long haul frames -assuming level frames get back to IB mainline- tells me that IB is expecting a deep cut on its long haul network,which is surprising to me since I expect their major LatAm stations to recover service relatively quick giving the issues the likes of LA and AV are facing. 1x...

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by a350lover
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANISEC - Level Europe in Administration
Replies: 30
Views: 5877

Re: ANISEC - Level Europe in Administration

No impact to Paris and Barcelona long haul ops. Paris is some sort of former Openskies. Barcelona is Iberia. IAG interest in VIE was always "clumsy" to me. LEVEL is the perfect example of how you can fail in serving a new market: they had all possible issues one could think of, labour issu...

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by a350lover
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19774

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

To summarize, Iberia long haul fleet will be after the A346 leaves: A330s: 20 units, 4 of them flying under the LEVEL brand in Barcelona, same AOC. A350s: 8 units, of a total order of 20 (up from 16 initially). No news regarding the A321XLR Those 8 to 12 frames of the A350 yet to be deliverd will of...

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by a350lover
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19774

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

marcogr12 wrote:
when will they be retired exactly?? how much time do we have left?


No exact info about that. However, MEX (which was the "Golden Route" for the A346 at Iberia) is already scheduled with the A359 as soon as this Friday.

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by a350lover
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19774

IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

-IB currently has 6 units active and 8 parked. -Mr. Gallego, CEO of Iberia, who leaves the airline to be in charge of IAG from September on, has internally announced today they will retire the entire fleet of A346 from IB as a measure to control de costs in the short term. -Other measures: defer del...

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by a350lover
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53243

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

So I assume some of these flights are going to be "based" in CPH/ARN or do you see overnights there with OSL crews? I see here in Spain it's all to OSL/ARN/CPH with the exception of ALC-BGO. Any other base (in Norway or Sweden/Denmark) to be reopened other than OSL which never closed? How ...

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by a350lover
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53243

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

Norwegian has announced earlier today they plan to realease thieir summer schedule for S20 on Wednesday with “direct routes from Norway, Sweden and Denmark”, which I assume will head South to Greece/Spain and some other typical holiday spots for Scandinavians.

Let’s stay tuned

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by a350lover
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 165
Views: 16929

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Curious to see what's going to change in the long haul operation with the reduction of those 767 frames. If Austrian was already notably small in regards to this, I wonder what's going to be cut after this. The more they depend on the short haul operation, I believe the more they'll suffer from toug...

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by a350lover
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53243

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

What happened to the quarantine imposed by the Norwegian authorities for international travelers arriving in Norway? That is still in place, except for travelleres from the Nordics, excluding leisure travelleres from Sweden. Which off course, significantly reduces the international traffic to/from ...

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by a350lover
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53243

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

And when do you see them expading towards international operations? Even if that means just the typical pairs of OSL-ARN/OSL-CPH? Is there any forecast for that? What happened to the quarantine imposed by the Norwegian authorities for international travelers arriving in Norway?

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by a350lover
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53243

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

Anyone knows what are the figures of crews in Norway? They are operating a fleet of 8 planes at the moment, which I guess could mean around 250 cabin crews active there. They are selling most of the routes Scandi-Spain as soon as July 2020 but even if they hoped to operate these flights only with lo...

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by a350lover
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68889

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

And this is the main point now. BA are not "fighting for survival". It's all about securing the best return for the shareholders in the future. Would these two IAG directors really have spent 1.6 million Euros on shares in March if they thought the company wasn't going to survive. Throwin...

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by a350lover
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53243

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

But if they are planning on flying from CPH then does that mean they will have to keep more than just 7 planes? Maybe their investors/creditors have realized those flights were profitable and it makes little to no sense to cut them? Well... I reckon much more than just what these 7 planes are flyin...

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