In Q2 2020 Austrian Airlines reported an EBIT loss of 99 million Euros, down from a profit of 46 million Euros the year before.
https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail ... nus-im-q2/
Nice ! Will the entire AUH subsidiary fleet get this dedicated tail livery or is it just for the premiere one ? Probably just the one, it's a marketing trick. That said, they won't be able to rotate their AUH fleet with those from other bases since now they will have a different AOC. The plan is to...Jump to post
cityshuttle wrote:Nice !
Will the entire AUH subsidiary fleet get this dedicated tail livery or is it just for the premiere one ?
This is consistent with SU target to have a full Airbus fleet. Wishful thinking. As said, this is COVID-19 related, SU has no plans to permanently retire their 77W fleet. How is it wishful thinking if that's part of SU's long-term strategy that was published about a week ago? There is even a thread...Jump to post
These are bad news for Wizz Air's recently launched LCA base. From Thursday all arrivals from Greece to Cyprus will have to present a covid test result not older than 72 hours. This decision came as a result of many infected people arriving to Cyprus from Greece. Cyprus is currently reporting a mass...Jump to post
TKU was served a month. It was marketed as year round. When was this? I have no recollection of such a flight, are you sure it was easyJet? On an unrelated note, seems like JU's BEG-OSL flight is performing fantastically despite covid. This afternoon's flight out of BEG has 6 in business and 120 in...Jump to post
Well, EasyJet's LCA-Nordics didn't last too long... Indeed, as it never was launched or flown. TKU was served a month. It was marketed as year round. When was this? I have no recollection of such a flight, are you sure it was easyJet? On an unrelated note, seems like JU's BEG-OSL flight is performi...Jump to post
Slight decrease in Wizz Air operated sectors in recent days. From -23% in mid-July, we are now at -26 to -28% (between 650 and 700 sectors a day). Could this be related to additional restrictions they are facing? For example Cyprus introduced quarantine for Bulgarians so they had to cut SOF and VAR...Jump to post
If they fold, who will profit the most?Jump to post
Starting from 24.08 LOT will be introducing a one weekly rotation between WRO and BUD. LO 2535 WRO-BUD 13:30 - 14:45 (Monday) LO 2536 BUD-WRO 15:35 - 16:50 (Monday) To me this seems like a good schedule for transfer passengers. I wonder if this is LO's way of redirecting some traffic from non-WAW hu...Jump to post
So basically Aeroflot and Pobeda will be slowly retiring Boeing planes?Jump to post
Seems like Lauda will fire all of its employees in STR. Apparently they refused new work conditions which seem to have been accepted by their colleagues in VIE and DUS. If Lauda ends up scaling down their operation in STR, that will be good news for EW. https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/lauda...Jump to post
I see that Ryanair is introducing VIE-DTM/CGN. Are those route it took over from Lauda or are they new additions? Both are supposed to operate daily.
https://www.airliners.de/ryanair-deutsc ... uten/56697
Qatar temporarily suspends Zagreb, this comes shortly after EK announced it won't be resuming it this summer.
https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/07/qa ... pends.html
Wizz Air is being criticized over labour and safety malpractices.
https://www.aerotime.aero/rytis.beresne ... -criticism
I understand all that but it seems that any local airline in Belgium is destined to be perpetually loss-making. I understand Sabena was differently run but the end result was still the same. All I'm saying is that maybe having a local legacy carrier sandwiched between Paris and Amsterdam, on top of ...Jump to post
We can discuss their potential in Africa as much as we want to but if the airline is unable to turn a profit then we have to wonder if it even has a future. In the end I think they will be shut down and replaced by Eurowings. Competition in Brussels is just too tough and they have shown that they do...Jump to post
The LCA base appears to be performing very well. The ATH route is not alone having good loads. On the other hand, the MXP seems like a disaster with handfuls of passengers on most flights. It was reported the other day that they expect hotel occupancy to reach 20% in August, tourist season is dead,...Jump to post
A friend of mine flew LCA-ATH yesterday and ATH-LCA today on Wizz Air, both ways it was packed to the last seat. I wonder if this is one of their rare routes at the moment that have such high LF. They're killing Aegean I wouldn't worry too much about Aegean, they managed to fight them off on other ...Jump to post
Greece issues NOTAM banning all commercial flights to/from Turkey until the 31st July. https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/17/greece-updates-aviation-directive-notam/ Not just Turkey and to quote the article others include Sweden , North Macedonia and Albania. '' The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authorit...Jump to post
Greece issues NOTAM banning all flights from Albania flying anywhere else besides Athens airport. I guess the recently launched TIA-RHO on Wizz Air will have to be discontinued until August 1st.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/17/g ... ive-notam/
Greece issues NOTAM banning all commercial flights to/from Turkey until the 31st July.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/17/g ... ive-notam/
They can't burn money for long. It seems that the demand is not picking up as quickly as they anticipated (or not picking up at all at some places). The recent new travel restrictions are only worsening it further. Adding flights to any airport where the fees are low (or non-existent) might not be ...Jump to post
Another round of temporarily suspended routes from ex-YU, this time nine of them. BEG expansion delayed by a month. I wonder if someone will suffer the consequences of such a mistake, as in expanding this ambitiously from the start. It must have cost Wizz Air millions. https://www.exyuaviation.com/2...Jump to post
If Lauda ends up scaling down their operation in STR, that will be good news for EW. Don't believe that will happen. Just like in Vienna, the Stuttgart operations will just be replaced by Ryanair. Old Lauda staff will be laid off, new Ryanair staff will take their place. Of course against the worki...Jump to post
CFM565A1 wrote:That's BS... I hope these "ex-pilots" show the company the mistake they made quickly when they act as FA's!
'The decision to fire all flight attendants comes after members of Icelandair’s flight attendant union voted against a collective bargaining agreement about a year ago. Management and flight attendants have been unable to come to an agreement regarding wages and time off.' If they really refused to ...Jump to post
Seems like Lauda will fire all of its employees in STR. Apparently they refused new work conditions which seem to have been accepted by their colleagues in VIE and DUS. If Lauda ends up scaling down their operation in STR, that will be good news for EW. https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/lauda-...Jump to post
The way I think this will work is pretty simple. Aeroflot management will sit down and see how much money each route made for them. Those with thinner margins, or God forbid losses, will lose mainline Aeroflot and get one of its spin-offs. This is a pretty smart way forward which will enable them to...Jump to post
I can’t believe they are still considering to fly to cities where coronavirus is spreading like fire. Tehran & US are dangerous. What else can they do? Should societies self-destruct until a vaccine is available? So many societies had strict lockdowns and once restrictions were lifted infection...Jump to post
Which is why this decision was driven by finances and not by genuine care for the environment. If they really wanted to save planet earth then they would have cut all short flights from VIE, not only those which generally struggled to make a profit. Planet Earth won't be saved by cutting short flig...Jump to post
As predicted, VIE-ORD is temporarily suspended. OS has cancelled a total of 14 flights, affecting 30.000 passengers out of which 70% are transfers.
https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail ... h-chicago/
Seems like the situation is getting quite bad at SN Brussels. They seem to be the only LH Group airline not to receive any financial aid so far, not from the government and not from their mother company. Because of that they had to delay the resumption of their long-haul flights thus affecting some ...Jump to post
I wonder if soon enough we might see them launch India flights. Anyone knows how many seats AUH has to India? I don't think they maxed out their share of the bilateral, especially not with the EY cuts a while back.Jump to post
Wizz Air temporarily suspends many routes from ex-YU:
https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/07/wi ... -over.html
The US still isn't letting anyone in from Europe, anyway. And there can't be that many US Passport holders/permanent US Residents in the Balkans still wanting to return home by now? So I don't imagine this will make the Chicago flight any quieter... Well, there must have been enough passengers for ...Jump to post
I guess this will have a domino effect as Austrian Airlines relies heavily on transfer passengers from these markets. Austrian government bans flights from the western Balkans as well as from Romania, Bulgaria, Egypt and Moldova. I guess their flights from Vienna to places like Chicago will be quit...Jump to post
Austria to ban flights from the western Balkans, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Egypt. I guess Wizz Air will be heavily affected by this decision.
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory ... 0-71768006