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by Blerg
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: Why Lufthansa almost doesn't fly narrowbodies from Z and C-Gates in FRA?

Any particular reason why Canada is at B terminal? A month ago I flew on LH from YVR. We departed from there and we parked at the same terminal on the flight back since the plane was rotating back to YVR after a few hours.

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by Blerg
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 14704

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

I see that both Saudia and Saudi Arabia have done a lot in order to position themselves as a friendly and attractive transfer point for international passengers. How competitive are they in the long run compared to DOH, DXB, IST...

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by Blerg
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle

Switching the WAW base to an all A321 layout makes absolute sense. Market is there, it's relatively low-yielding, there is a lot of competition so lowering CASM should be their top priority. Also, it could also be that they need smaller A320s in western Europe. I think expanding in Vienna was a mist...

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by Blerg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air adds ATH with the 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Oman Air adds ATH with the 737 MAX

QR and EY have Australia to feed ATH adequately as well as a much larger SE Asian network. This WY cant match currently. AUH and DOH had much higher P2P to ATH than MCT in 2017 i.e. DOH had 29,000 round trip pax whilst AUH had 28,000 pax each respectively. Maybe their O&D was larger overall but...

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by Blerg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air adds ATH with the 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Oman Air adds ATH with the 737 MAX

More details in this article: http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/middle-east/oman-air-announces-new-service-to-athens/ WY will operate the new service using their newly delivered Boeing 737-8MAX aircraft with the below mentioned schedule: Days - Daily WY 191 Dep MCT 1445 Arr ATH 1950 WY 192 Dep AT...

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by Blerg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange event: ZAG revenue halved, records a loss, pax&cargo grew
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Strange event: ZAG revenue halved, records a loss, pax&cargo grew

Good afternoon. It is being reported that Croatia's main gateway, Zagreb international airport, had a very bad 2017. It recorded a loss of 5.1 million Euros, following a profit of some 6.6 million the year before. The strangest part is that the airport's revenue more than halved from 174.9 million i...

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by Blerg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 139
Views: 14436

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

This winter Wizz Air will increase BEG-EIN from 3 to 4 weekly while Transavia will increase AMS-BEG from 3 to 5 weekly.

So Netherlands-Serbia will have 16 weekly frequencies this winter.

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by Blerg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1317
Views: 67771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

India's Vice President was in Serbia the other day and it seems like non stop flights are happening. What was the most impressive thing for me was that India and Serbia signed an Open Skies Agreement. I thought India was notoriously protective of its market? Or were they lenient because Serbia susp...

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by Blerg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1317
Views: 67771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

India's Vice President was in Serbia the other day and it seems like non stop flights are happening. What was the most impressive thing for me was that India and Serbia signed an Open Skies Agreement. I thought India was notoriously protective of its market? Or were they lenient because Serbia suspe...

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by Blerg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 29
Views: 4073

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

I fear that as time goes by, SN will lose on its importance especially as Lufthansa gets cozier and cozier with Ethiopian. That doesn't make much sense to me since SN is LH. SN will always be LH's arm in Africa. That is exactly why they bought the airline. ET just cannot offer LH what SN offers. No...

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by Blerg
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 52
Views: 5518

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

Truth be told this is nothing new. LO and WAW have been doing this for years but their expansion has been limited due to space constraints at the airport. From what I remember LO announced plans to launch DEL and IKA while its SIN and ICN flights have proven to be highly successful where both receiv...

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by Blerg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 29
Views: 4073

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

I think very few European airlines will manage to keep on serving India in the future - especially once IndiGo enters the European market. Also, SN had to compete with Lufthansa for this market as they also offered connections from Belgium ... and very often at very, very low prices. I fear that as ...

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9299

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

Anyone know how Vienna has been performing so far and if any of the new entrants have announced some changes for the next summer season?

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6215

Re: TAROM future fleet

The Embraer will be a wonderful aircraft for Tarom. I think they could easily use it to replace the A318s and then have the E95 to replace the B737-700. They could keep the B738 for high density routes. In other words apply the same strategy as LO.

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

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...

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada increases Dubai effective 02NOV
Replies: 10
Views: 2614

Re: Air Canada increases Dubai effective 02NOV

How many flights do they have according to the bilateral? Daily?

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by Blerg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

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.

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by Blerg
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1317
Views: 67771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

By the way, out of all places in Asia, why would Yangon be one of the first destinations for IndiGo? As for Belgrade, Serbia is not making visas easier, the regime was suspended all together. IndiGo already held talks with the Serbian government as the number of Indian tourists keeps on growing desp...

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by Blerg
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

It could also be that some like AA would rather serve BUD which is right next door and which, until recently, was much chepaer than VIE.

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 6268

Re: ATL-WAW route

Is Delta's B763 product really better than LO's Dreamliner?

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1317
Views: 67771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Thank you. I thought so but wasn't sure. Any reason why they are not trying to develop a hub model? Some are . But the 2 airlines developing a "hub" model are minorities in the market . Thus , he said "nearly 100% p2p". I would think that a significant chunk of AI or 9W's intern...

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1317
Views: 67771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Are Indian carriers big on transfer passengers or are they mostly focusing on point to point?

Nearly 100% point to point


Thank you. I thought so but wasn't sure. Any reason why they are not trying to develop a hub model?

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1317
Views: 67771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Are Indian carriers big on transfer passengers or are they mostly focusing on point to point?

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

I never said MAD doesn't offer a lot of connections, I said they are inferior as a hub compared to CDG, AMS, MUC or FRA, which is true. Furthermore, you are concentrating purely on the US point of sale while neglecting the other side. UA and LH are definitely that strong on the Europe-US market exa...

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

In summer FRA turns into a zoo. It's not uncommon to sit in the plane for 40 minutes waiting for a gate. I was there about ten days ago and a United B772 was parked at a remote stand from where passengers were bused to the terminal. Once inside that overcrowded concrete palace you are faced with an...

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Yes but Madrid is convenient for a relatively small part of Europe, not to mention that Iberia's reach beyond Italy is relatively limited. When it comes to Europe and the Middle East, MAD is an inferior transfer point compared to CDG, AMS, MUC or FRA. Madrid covers well touristic places for America...

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Same applies for American Airlines which heavily relies on the overcrowded LHR. Then again, they don't have a choice as oneworld doesn't have another partner with a better location. RIP AB There is that place called T4 in MAD, which particularly for Southern Europe is the natural AA partner in Euro...

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

While they have a nice network, for a lot of destinations it involves backtracking. And other carriers in Europe offer flights to many of the same destinations. Secondly, while they have recieved the last EU-Aid package , the economy and employment rates are not good. It's getting better, but deman...

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by Blerg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2167

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

Is Volaris year-round? Why would AA cancel the route later on if there is sufficient demand? I mean there has to be if Volaris is launching it.

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

What's surprising to me is that United isn't making the most of Aegean being a Star Alliance member. They have a growing domestic, regional and Middle Eastern network. United could offer connections to many destinations which could even help in turning EWR into a year-round destination.Yet in the e...

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

What's surprising to me is that United isn't making the most of Aegean being a Star Alliance member. They have a growing domestic, regional and Middle Eastern network. United could offer connections to many destinations which could even help in turning EWR into a year-round destination.Yet in the en...

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9054

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Great call btw. I reread our posts from a few months ago and it's funny how every other poster summarily dismissed the idea. What about FZ on a MAX 8? That seems more right sized. FlyDubai already flies to Catania, so DXB-NAP seems like a no brainer. Qatar also flies to Pisa (a smaller airport) so ...

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Once again, ATH is a summer route with all discounted travel. The business climate in Greece, unless you are working on restructuring debt, is not very good. Hence the demand for high paying business fares is pretty much non-existent. The local Greek community may want a lot of things, but this is ...

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

US carriers have added a lot of capacity to Europe recently, I do wonder if this will somewhat affect their performance to their partners' hubs on the Old Continent.

There are still several seasonal destinations they can consider: Vienna, Belgrade, Thessaloniki, Bucharest, Thessaloniki...

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by Blerg
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13823

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

I read on here that B6 is staying away from Canada because most sales are made in Canada and not the US. Could we see B6 limit itself to European markets that have high sales in JFK/BOS alone? That would limit them to the biggest and most competitive markets such as London, Paris, Amsterdam... It wo...

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by Blerg
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9299

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

So they plan on doubling their fleet by next summer? I guess VIE will become extremely crowded next year as I am sure Level and Wizz Air will also expand their Viennese fleet.

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by Blerg
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13823

Re: Combating B6 if they decide to go TA

Would they really disrupt the transatlantic market? Fares aren't that high, at least not compared to what they were a decade or two ago. Almost all airlines offer the same onboard product and even US carriers offer free things they wouldn't on their domestic flights. So what new thing would B6 bring...

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by Blerg
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates suspends Multan flights eff 27OCT
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: Emirates suspends Multan flights eff 27OCT

This is not the first time this happens. Recently they did the same with Zagreb where the 777 is dispatched on a summer seasonal basis. It's nice to see them optimize their operations throughout the network.

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by Blerg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10542

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

How come Osaka gets the A380? Are there mostly for business passengers or wealthy holidaymakers?

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by Blerg
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Some good new is that J.P. Morgan and Citibank are refusing to participate in this international blackmail. Hope these nonsensical sanctions are dropped so that things can return to where they used to be. https://freebeacon.com/national-security/top-u-s-banks-wont-commit-ending-iranian-financial-acc...

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by Blerg
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

The only people on their knees are the innocent people of Iran, who are now stockpiling food if they're lucky and starving on the streets if they're not. That includes my own brothers and sisters so excuse me for taking personal f---ing offence at your nonsense. Keep your cheap vulgarity to yoursel...

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Seems like Aegean has quietly downgraded Tehran as well. Last summer it was daily while now it's down to three weekly. This winter they plan to have two flights which I think is the lowest since they launched flights some years ago.

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

So all in all, there will be 6 european airlines left serving Iran..LH,OS,AZ,A3,TK/PG and SU,provided we don't hear anymore cancellations the next few months (esp. with fuel prices goin up..)..well..it's not a..total disaster with mega-carriers like LH,TK still flying out there.. Add Cobalt from Cy...

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

Re: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?

I think it also has to do with Pegasus being a lowcost airline which heavily relies on the transfers. These transfer passengers enable them to add additional frequencies to many destinations easyJet or Ryanair couldn't. Flexibility coupled with low fares seems to be the winning formula here.

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by Blerg
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Within the next decade, roughly 77% of global trade will take place on the Eurasian continent while North America will represent around 13%. Yes, the US market is lucrative for many European companies but equally so many are looking east and Europe is dropping the Dollar at a rapid pace while tradin...

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by Blerg
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27153

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

What kind of service does Qantas offer on such a long flight? Is it any different from other long-haul routes?

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by Blerg
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6215

Re: TAROM future fleet

They also scheduled more flights to the east (Odessa, Baku, Tbilisi...) which are conveniently scheduled to offer connections. Unfortunately seems like most of their connections are around three hours which is extremely uncompetitive. That said, I think adding more planes with the current airport in...

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by Blerg
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 939
Views: 114252

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Don't know if it was previously reported but next summer, SK will be increasing EWR to 13 weekly, up from 12 this summer.

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