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by Blerg
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 25499

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey guys, With the Paris Air Show kicking in, we have already seen MEA and Cebu ordering the A321XLR. Could such an aircraft sign the return of Swiss long haul flight from GVA? I doubt that GVA will ever see LX long-haul again. It eats up the market of ZRH. However, I‘ve always seen the A321LR and ...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

People tend to forget that between 2002-2006, AF was the biggest airline in Europe and the most profitable one. In 2005 Air France was leading the European market with a 17 % market share in front of Lufthansa (16,2 %), British Airways (16,1 %) when KLM was 1/2 it's size with a 9,9 % market share. ...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

People tend to forget that between 2002-2006, AF was the biggest airline in Europe and the most profitable one. In 2005 Air France was leading the European market with a 17 % market share in front of Lufthansa (16,2 %), British Airways (16,1 %) when KLM was 1/2 it's size with a 9,9 % market share. ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

The leader of KLM at that time was very fond of AF. The merge between KLM and BA seemed inevitable and some key agreements were agreed but KLM chose AF in a dramatic fashion. That is what I understand but the reality may differ. I think I read at some point on here that back then KL was not doing f...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

Why did KLM ever agree to the merger? The leader of KLM at that time was very fond of AF. The merge between KLM and BA seemed inevitable and some key agreements were agreed but KLM chose AF in a dramatic fashion. That is what I understand but the reality may differ. I think I read at some point on ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

Currently, LH doesn't fly to Slovenia on its own metal with any of their subsidiary. Are they prepared, with the induction of metal being returned from Lauda, to step in with Eurowings or Lufthansa CityLine if and when JP collapses? I'm reading the article right now in the OP...and I can't blame th...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 93
Views: 11718

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

So this Delta flight is consistently priced (very lowest) at $615 for "basic economy" and exactly $120 more ($735) for "economy". Obviously, the same seats can be much more for weekends and close in bookings. So you believe that $120 savings introduces a new and lesser behaved s...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 93
Views: 11718

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. So this Delta flight is consistently priced (very lowest) at $615 for "basic economy" and exactly $120 more ($735) for "economy". Obviously, the same seats...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 93
Views: 11718

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. So you’re one of those people that thinks ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

What is the status of exDarwin Saabs? Did Adria make any use of them? I think I read somewhere that they struggled with finding pilots to fly them. They were sitting in LJU for a long time. I checked today's departures and I see they operated ZRH and VIE with them. As for Adria, they could have bec...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 12972

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

How does TK schedule their A321neo? Any special way or do they schedule it as a direct replacement for the older A321s? A bit of both. The A321neos spend most of their time on some of the longest A321 routes such as Lisbon, Manchester, Abu Dhabi, Dushanbe and Dublin. However, they also spend a lot ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

When they announced the SSJs joining the fleet it was a sign it was falling apart, a very desperate manoeuvre. Even though it was eventually cancelled, to have even entertained the idea for so long said a lot. The only reason why JP even negotiated with SSJ was because they wanted them to invest in...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

LHR, LGW, LTN, STN to BA, EasyJet, Wizz FRA, MUC, ZRH, VIE is going to Lufthansa group AMS to Transavia CDG to Air France BRU-CRL to Wizz Air TGD to Montenegro Airlines So yes there is enough of lcc space for TIR-(Volotea, Air Albania), CPH-(SAS, Norwegian or MMX Wizz air), PRG-(CSA), PRN-(Wizz air...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 93
Views: 11718

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

You have rose-tinted glasses about what flying used to be like. https://www.fastcompany.com/3022215/what-it-was-really-like-to-fly-during-the-golden-age-of-travel You can also read the much-recommended book “Hard Landing” for excerpts relating to the experience of air travel in the regulation era. ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

Adria Airways on the brink

Hello, Seems like soon enough we will be saying goodbye to another European carrier: Adria Airways. It all started with a bad privatization process, misguided expansion plans, launching and cutting routes left and right, acquiring Darwin and its SAABs, operational meltdowns and so on. On top of that...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 93
Views: 11718

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

This is a dumb take. Alcohol abuse and passenger misbehavior was a much bigger problem in the regulation era, when fares were very high and few could afford to fly, than they are today. Do you have any actual source to back that claim up? Somehow I have a hard time believing it. You have rose-tinte...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 39
Views: 6640

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

I believe there is no openskies between the RoK and Europe (correct me if I'm wrong) hence no JV. I believe Spain and Austria are the only European countries with unrestricted frequencies to Korea. Didn't LH operate ICN-PUS in the past? Yes, LH flew MUC-ICN-PUS from March 2007 until March 2014. Fre...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 93
Views: 11718

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. This is a dumb take. Alcohol abuse and pas...

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 93
Views: 11718

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol?


More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 39
Views: 6640

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

What kind of market is Finnair after? Are there economic ties between Busan and Europe or will they rely solely on Korean tourists?

Didn't LH operate ICN-PUS in the past?

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4549

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

Such a shame, I always liked Qatar but reality is such and it's good to see them adapting to it. Oman Air and Saudi growing left and right isn't helping either.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 12972

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

How does TK schedule their A321neo? Any special way or do they schedule it as a direct replacement for the older A321s?

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 17250

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

How is the airport infrastructure in the region? Have there been improvements? Also are cities/countries/airports working on improving connectivity between the airport and the city it serves or do they mostly rely on taxis?

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8474

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

You're actually bonkers if you believe AA is the best J product vs EK. You actually flown a A380 on EK in J? Its so good. How long will the EK A380s actually be in service? It's not that EK can order a few more to replace the old ones... My only experience flying EK A380 was BKK-DXB. The seat was o...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 17250

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

China Southern is now flying to Changsa from Nairobi, in addition to its flights to Guangzhou. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/12/c_138137673.htm Does Kenya have a huge Chinese diaspora? Not really but according to various sources online, the Kenyan government aims to attract 100.000 Chine...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 57
Views: 6998

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

I wouldn't be surprised if at leas they have to pass a "visibility" test of some sort. Like a fully black aircraft is a nono, to prevent incidents at night (at the airport in particular). But likely nothing to do with copyright infringement or anything commercial. Yes, you can paint a pla...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 25499

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

except for NBO/DAR, all longhaul flights are generally operated at least daily. it would be safe to assume that they initiate a new route like ICN also on daily basis. therefore, it will be a tough game for KE with their 3x weekly service. Wasn't SFO started with less than daily, before later incre...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8474

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

This makes little sense and I don't think it will work out well for them. People who book business are usually people who can afford it, either because they themselves are rich or because the company they work for is. Degrading a product that is supposed to be premium will only drive people to book ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 648
Views: 101538

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-w19/
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Eurowings resumes daily HAM-OSL flights from winter 2019.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-w19/

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

I think another major difference between the US and Europe (or more likely the EU) is that over here we also have airlines from the Euro-Mediterranean region which function on a completely different model and not always based on sane economic and business principles. Some of those include Aeroflot, ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

You may not want it but it will happen. You can count it yourself that Lufthansa Group, IAG, Ryanair, easyJet and AF-KLM already carry huge majority of passengers in Europe. It is just matter of time that airlines like Alitalia, SAS, TAP, Norwegian, Volotea, Air Baltic and many smaller will either ...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 25499

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

If LX launches ICN, what will it mean for KE? I don't think they are doing that well in winter since they operate a triangular flight via ZAG.

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 17250

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

As Ethiopian economy develops, maybe we will see Pegasus launch SAW flights? They could offer connections to a wide array of destinations? I think their A320neo could make it?

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

VIE will be very important, the reason why there is so much expansion at VIE is because the airport is offering a rebate of €540 euros per 100 pax, and it increases for more pax flow in the airport, this is for based airlines btw. Lauda is interesting but again the market seems so full for Central ...

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by Blerg
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

Eurowings has no bases in central europe..Only Germany,Austria and Palma Mallorca..Wizzair has bases in CE Europe and the Baltics,Balkans,VIE n LTN Eurowings has also a base in Kosovo of all places: https://newscloud.eurowings.com/en/press-releases/2019/q2/eurowings-opens-new-base-in-pristina.html ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9068

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

Why should the Cypriot government strike a deal with FR? There is absolutely no need as the market is already well served, at least it is from Larnaca. Furthermore, if they get a Cypriot AOC then they will have issues overflying Turkey which would mean anything beyond Greece, Italy and the Balkans w...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

Not sure you will consider Pegasus as an European LCC, but they definitely have a strong presence in Europe, Central Asia and Middle East. Future wise, I feel that they are very well positioned. The only 'issue' with Pegasus is that they are limited to the Turkish market. They don't have access to ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

W6 I'm concerned for. They couldn't make PRG work, which should almost have been their 'bread and butter' kind of base. Expansion wise there's not a lot of Europe left for them, without facing the wrath of existing airlines. Realistically I'm struggling to see where they open significant new bases,...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

I also think that Austrian will be the first to crack in Vienna. They will probably drop routes where there is too much LCC presence. They must be shock, in 18 months they went from king of the castle to under siege by a swarm of LCC’s. won’t look good on Lufthansa reports. Well Level is already cr...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

VIE will be very important, the reason why there is so much expansion at VIE is because the airport is offering a rebate of €540 euros per 100 pax, and it increases for more pax flow in the airport, this is for based airlines btw. Lauda is interesting but again the market seems so full for Central ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

W6 I'm concerned for. They couldn't make PRG work, which should almost have been their 'bread and butter' kind of base. Expansion wise there's not a lot of Europe left for them, without facing the wrath of existing airlines. Realistically I'm struggling to see where they open significant new bases,...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5775

Re: European LCC

I think Wizz Air's future will depend on how well they perform in Vienna. If their VIE adventure fails then it might postpone their westward expansion. If it succeeds then it might encourage them to open new bases which will be interesting to follow.
I am more interested in what FR does with Lauda.

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 17250

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

They initially started the operating in Tanzania with A319s,later using Embraer aircraft after posting losses. As for Mozambique, their operations were profitable (I think),but after Ethiopian's entry,they saw loads drop and that's why they teamed up with LAM I doubt FastJet has ever been profitabl...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 17250

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

They initially started the operating in Tanzania with A319s,later using Embraer aircraft after posting losses. As for Mozambique, their operations were profitable (I think),but after Ethiopian's entry,they saw loads drop and that's why they teamed up with LAM I doubt FastJet has ever been profitabl...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 12972

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Slight TK incident on the IST-DBV flight. Before landing the flight crew reported issues with the hydraulic system. On the plane landed they noticed that the wheel doors as well as the cargo hold door were open. https://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/hrvatska/zrakoplov-na-letu-iz-istanbula-za-dubrovnik-sle...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9068

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

So will this be some sort of Maltese version of Lauda?

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1630

Re: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion

Well Saudia seems to be going after transfer passengers and they are far more hostile towards foreigners or women than Iran is.

That said, when the situation changes (and it eventually will especially as US' global outreach diminishes) I see Mahan Air as a more 'dangerous' player than Iran Air.

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 17250

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

What they will take instead then? Impressive how ET is covering Middle East. Just need Muscat and Kuwait City only (maybe soon), as AUH might drain out pax as being to close to DXB. My guess is that AZAL might stick to A320s, maybe switch to neo. Who knows with them, they are not a commercially run...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 17250

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Will they cancel their existing max 8 order due to the crash? It would make sense, I noticed that AZAL also cancelled their order. What they will take instead then? Ethiopian Airlines is starting 3x per week service to Amman, Jordan in July. Impressive how ET is covering Middle East. Just need Musc...

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