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by Blerg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 24
Views: 4603

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

No one is forced to work for such a company. You don't like the work conditions? No problem, look for a job elsewhere. Look for a job where exactly? Wizz and Ryanair have killed off other options. What few alternatives remain are forced to cut terms and conditions to compete. Your statement only ho...

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by Blerg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 24
Views: 4603

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

DT was schooled in all the terrible man mgt practices for many years at Emirates as an ACP -Airbus. He was essentially institutionalized in a ME Co where pilots have little to no legal recourse despite abysmal HR practices. EK went one worse than Wizz - in that they not only fired out of seniority ...

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by Blerg
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 24
Views: 4603

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

Why is anyone surprised by this. Customers want cheap flights and those come at a cost. That cost is usually paid by airports who have to offer lower charges and then employees who agree to unfortunate work conditions. We all remember those threads about Wizz Air and Lauda salaries in Vienna. In the...

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by Blerg
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 5620

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

-It is not realistic to compare vaccinations rates of Turkey to Serbia, Malta, San Marino, UAE, Israel even UK.... Population is bigger, area is larger but the main problem is "Vaccine Availability". USA is populous country and larger but USA do produce the vaccines. Turkey is reliant on ...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 249
Views: 39398

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

factsonly wrote:
Blerg wrote:

Seems like only JU and TK seem to be doing really well in JFK these days.


Aha, yes ofcourse, the only two carriers that serve JFK successfully !!!!!

:banghead:


From Europe. Duh.

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 5620

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

I don't know what Turkey is waiting for....... some miracle? Nightly curfews and weekend curfews are not going to cut it. They have limited vaccinations and the number of new cases are almost 5 fold in the last month. Which doesn't mean anything but this does; 1 out of 5 tests is coming out positiv...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 249
Views: 39398

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Truth be told, borders have been closed only for tourists. Europeans and Americans who have residency permits can travel between the two continents freely. The US has also revised that vaccinated Americans who are returning from abroad no longer have to self-isolate. I think AY and HEL have an awkw...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 249
Views: 39398

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Finnair actually released their traffic figures or March today. According to that release, the load factor for North American traffic (consisting only of a few flights to JFK) was 5,3%. Load factor for Asian traffic was 9,9%, European traffic 39,6% and domestic traffic 58,9%. Overall load factor wa...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 5620

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Switzerland adds Turkey to the red list requiring a two week quarantine upon arrival. Anyone know what scheduled flights are operating right now between the two countries? https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlu...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 18320

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

Update Quarantine list from the Federal Public Health Office, Turkey finally added but UAE and Israel taken off which is welcome news. https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/liste.html Thank ...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 249
Views: 39398

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

It really depends on the amount of travel restrictions in place by then, and what kind of steps countries will outline during the spring to open up tourism again. Currently AY is maintaining the capability to ramp up operations relatively quickly, seeming to maintain a 2-month heads-up time for the...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 386377

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Latest AZ saga news: 1. AZ staff only received 50% of their March salaries 2. The EU is insisting AZ separate their ground handling and maintenance divisions from the new company. Also, there are some branding issues (new company can't have the AZ name for free) and some LIN slots will need to be g...

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by Blerg
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 18320

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

Are there any signs that Switzerland might change its quarantine list? Any countries for which entry requirements might change? From what I remember the UK and the US can now enter freely?

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by Blerg
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 109
Views: 21049

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

Why do they need a new entity? Seems like a waste. Why not use the regular EW or that hybrid airline SunExpress.

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by Blerg
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 5620

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

British Invasion 2021 according to https://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/hangi-sirket-hangi-noktaya-ucacak.html (Turkish only) Here is a list of what airline is flying from the UK to Turkey this summer. No info about the frequencies, but I'd imagine low weekly for many. TUI-Dalaman: Gatw...

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by Blerg
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia House Votes to Remove Delta’s Multi-Million Dollar Fuels Tax Reduction
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: Georgia House Votes to Remove Delta’s Multi-Million Dollar Fuels Tax Reduction

Georgia knows that Delta won't leave. Atlanta is a major hub for them and they can't just pack up and leave. I can't understand why people are even against this, it's literally the norm everywhere else in the world. Delta needs to stop this and focus on their core business activity: flying people ar...

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by Blerg
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 49
Views: 11051

Re: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After Battle With Europe

Did the EU introduce some restrictions when various JVs were being formed? If Transat does fail then it would make sense for the EU to encourage certain third party carriers to enter the market, maybe something similar to EK flying from Italy and Greece to the US.

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by Blerg
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 5620

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

According to BEG's seasonal timetable, TK has applied to introduce three weekly BJV-BEG starting from 01.07.2021. Flights are scheduled to operate three times per week. This comes days after they applied to operate 4 weekly AYT-BEG. Both are supposed to be operated by Anadoloujet. Remains to be seen...

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by Blerg
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Offers OS its B748
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

LH Offers OS its B748

Good afternoon, According to the link below, seems like Lufthansa is offering Austrian Airlines its B748s as replacement for their ageing fleet of B767s and B777s. Personally I don't see the business case but LH might use this opportunity to hand them over to OS as a cost cutting measure, especially...

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by Blerg
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Jet Lessor AeroCentury Files For Chap 11 Bankruptcy
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Regional Jet Lessor AeroCentury Files For Chap 11 Bankruptcy

I suppose they had debt that will be paid off by selling their assets. I wonder if anyone might be interested in getting any of their aircraft as those models weren't as popular as some years ago.

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by Blerg
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

I still think it's a shame that the Greek government didn't reform OA like Serbia did with JU, Turkey with TK and Poland with LO. Sure, both airlines are not perfect but at the least they placed healthy foundations upon which a new business model could be built. Unfortunately, looking back, I fear ...

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by Blerg
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

https://beg.aero/cir/sezonski
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According to Belgrade airport's website, Aegean plans on introducing 2x weekly BEG-HER and 2x weekly BEG-RHO from June 2020.

https://beg.aero/cir/sezonski

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by Blerg
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 103
Views: 19555

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

They are progressing and given they started in 2020 & were able to survive during all of 2020, that says a lot - they have made some strides & learned from some mistakes. If you look at their management & above level - most of their people are from well established airlines, like UA, Sp...

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by Blerg
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 103
Views: 19555

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

So does Eastern have a future? I mean looking at it from a realistic point of view. If they survive the next five years, what kind of airline are we going to be looking at? From what I understood they are heaving focused on New York and Miami markets to Latin America. I guess they would be adding f...

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by Blerg
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 5620

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Here is the current flight plan for TK until end of April https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-tr/announcements/coronavirus-outbreak/current-flight-plan/index.html Strange, some like BEG have not been upgraded. Says 9 flights until the end of March. I see 10 weekly in the system for April plus the da...

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by Blerg
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 103
Views: 19555

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

So does Eastern have a future? I mean looking at it from a realistic point of view. If they survive the next five years, what kind of airline are we going to be looking at? From what I understood they are heaving focused on New York and Miami markets to Latin America. I guess they would be adding fl...

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by Blerg
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

If Olympic had thrived, Aegean would not have been able to start and grow like it did. Greece cannot sustain 2 sizeable network airlines with destinations all over Europe (even Spain can't do that !). Furthermore, Olympic would have changed radically by now - flying to Australia is not sustainable ...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Once upon a time the rings flew on the B747 and the A340 all over the world Yes burning millions in taxpayer money in the process. And excluding a handful of loss-making long-haul routes OA used to run....... Long haul flights to/from ATH do not make money. Take for example the case of those three ...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 251
Views: 50057

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Anyone know how much AF would save from these three days?

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

I still think it's a shame that once Aegean bought Olympic that they didn't keep the legendary and iconic branding. That livery was stunning and gorgeous. It’s not as awesome as on the 747, but the livery and branding live on with the current Olympic Air fleet of eight Q400, two DH8-100, and two AT...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 251
Views: 50057

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Air France is now asking its employees to give up three holiday days. It's a new cost cutting measure since the airline is losing millions each day. I suppose the new lockdown won't help them recover their losses anytime soon. https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/business-daily/20210331-air-france-s...

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by Blerg
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

I still think it's a shame that once Aegean bought Olympic that they didn't keep the legendary and iconic branding. That livery was stunning and gorgeous.

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by Blerg
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

Re: FR to open ZAG base

Wow. Is Ryanair using the new or the old terminal in ZAG? So what will happen with the Zagreb-coast routes if OU goes bankrupt? They will be using the new one, even though the original design was downgraded there is still room. Those routes to the coast are subsidized so someone else will take over...

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by Blerg
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

Re: FR to open ZAG base

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2021/03/ry ... agreb.html
Croatia Air are well and truly in deep trouble


Just a small correction, it's Croatia Airlines but yes, they are in deep trouble.
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davidjohnson6 wrote:
Ryanair want to expand eventually to up to 40 routes from Zagreb.
https://www.exyuaviation.com/2021/03/ry ... agreb.html
Croatia Air are well and truly in deep trouble


Just a small correction, it's Croatia Airlines but yes, they are in deep trouble.

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by Blerg
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Starting from June Wizz Air will be launching two new routes from Belgrade to Greece. These are Santorini and Heraklion. Both will operate twice per week. Flights are already in the system. They are launching more flights than just these two..Add VNO-ZTH, SOF-ZTH, TLV-ZTH, TLV-CFU, RIX-JTR Well I l...

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by Blerg
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

The irony of it all is that after Cobalt collapsed , then Blue Air closed its base, TCX collapsed, CY cut down on flights covid et al ..so basically LHR is left all to BA, U2 has the lion's share from LGW and Jet2 was smart to expand rapidly from all over UK..Then Wizzair came and everything change...

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by Blerg
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Starting from June Wizz Air will be launching two new routes from Belgrade to Greece. These are Santorini and Heraklion. Both will operate twice per week.

Flights are already in the system.

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by Blerg
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

From what I remember LCA was operated with the plane that was based in Cyprus. I don't know what's the status of their mini base there now that Wizz Air moved in. Such a shame A3 never managed to make CY work outside Greek and Israeli flights. They still maintain a base in Larnaca for their flights...

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by Blerg
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

Re: FR to open ZAG base

Good morning, Various sources are reporting that in an hour at a press conference Ryanair will announce the opening of its newest base in Zagreb (ZAG). Flights are supposed to start in September and they will include the following destinations: TGD, CIA, BGY, FMM, FKB, HHN, CRL, DTM, BVA, STN, GOT ...

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by Blerg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

Re: FR to open ZAG base

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Committing for 5 years, opening new routes and providing service year round doesn't sound particularly onerous. I imagine other LCCs could be persuaded to take an interest


I am sure OU is praying to all Gods out there the opposite happens. I don't think they can survive this attack by FR.

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by Blerg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

HER is definitely impressive. Is there a Cretan diaspora in London or will these be exclusively for tourists? It's largely about tourists. HER is Aegean's second largest base in the summer. They have a pretty sizeable operation and it's been like that for a few years. I'm pretty sure they've operat...

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by Blerg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 897
Views: 143309

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Will they install ovens if they plan on offering hot meals? Do DL, BA, VS and AA offer one or two meals? Or is it a meal and a pre-arrival snack? Honestly, I don't see why someone would fly on B6 in economy if they are not going to match what others are offering. Do they have dividers between Mint a...

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by Blerg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

As an update, Aegean got some additional LHR slots as part of the latest allocation. From August onwards the following flights have been loaded: -3 daily ATH -Daily HER (new slots) -3 weekly SKG (new slots) -3 weekly JTR (new slots) This is a great development and in particular the SKG flights are ...

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by Blerg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

Re: FR to open ZAG base

MCTSET wrote:
I thought Zagreb was known for high fees, I guess C19 made them change their mind.


From what I read they are giving airlines 80% discount on fees but it seems like they have to commit for a period of five years.

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by Blerg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 249
Views: 39398

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

From September FR will be linking Zagreb with GOT and TRF. Flights are already in the system and can be booked.

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by Blerg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR to open ZAG base
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

FR to open ZAG base

Good morning, Various sources are reporting that in an hour at a press conference Ryanair will announce the opening of its newest base in Zagreb (ZAG). Flights are supposed to start in September and they will include the following destinations: TGD, CIA, BGY, FMM, FKB, HHN, CRL, DTM, BVA, STN, GOT a...

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by Blerg
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 897
Views: 143309

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

I wonder what kind of product B6 will have in economy class on their JFK-LON flights. Will they keep BoB or will there be some sort of complimentary meal.

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by Blerg
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 87
Views: 10052

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Brilliant news! Serbia and Greece signed an agreement where all vaccinated Serbs will be allowed to enter Greece starting from 14.05.2021. Greece will accept all vaccines including the Chinese and Russian ones even though Brussels adopted a different stance. In 2019 there were 1.1 million tourists f...

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by Blerg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 10019

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2021

https://flyfromnis.blogspot.com/2021/03 ... -nisa.html
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Starting from June 19, Air Serbia will introduce charter flights from INI to AYT.

https://flyfromnis.blogspot.com/2021/03 ... -nisa.html

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by Blerg
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2021
Replies: 75
Views: 10019

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2021

The other day Serbia opened its borders to people who are fully vaccinated. I see vaccination in Turkey is advancing quite nicely, hopefully tourism to Serbia bounces back. Serbian tourists are definitely making a comeback in Istanbul, JU is increasing it to daily from next week while TK will mainta...

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