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by GLANKG
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

P.S. someone should modify the title as Carsten Spohr is LH CEO, AUA CEO is a different person.

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by GLANKG
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

It was LH CEO, not OS CEO said 767/777 have no future, it sparked speculation of OS to receive 787 soon on a few outlets. OS isn’t gonna withdraw from long haul, LH has legally guaranteed VIE at least 9 long haul planes for a decade. Guarantees were given when they still thought traffic would recov...

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by GLANKG
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

It was LH CEO, not OS CEO said 767/777 have no future, it sparked speculation of OS to receive 787 soon on a few outlets.

OS isn’t gonna withdraw from long haul, LH has legally guaranteed VIE at least 9 long haul planes for a decade.

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by GLANKG
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Airport could charge older generations a wee bit more, like an annually landing fee increase mechanism after an aircraft type has been out for 30 years, but it requires EU level corporation, could be done but very unlikely.

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by GLANKG
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16

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...

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by GLANKG
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16

It shows for sure how regulated many EU countries are when it comes to business. No wonder the governments are so supportive of their national carriers: because there won't be any new carrier (other then from countries with better tax structures/open to business such as Ireland, the U.K, Hungary an...

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by GLANKG
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13874

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

I know in British Columbia seaplane operators only charge your card on the day of travel rather than the day of purchase. They also charge a premium for that service. No such thing as "just a seat" on Harbour Air or Sea Air... ..And a lot of their off-peak revenues are come from the fact ...

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by GLANKG
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13874

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

I know in British Columbia seaplane operators only charge your card on the day of travel rather than the day of purchase.

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by GLANKG
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32561

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

I agree that it's preferable to keep profitable brands, but what's the point in keeping unprofitable brands? So do you think Eurowings should fold business now since they are by far the worst performing airline within LHG? From my perspective, national airlines are an inefficient brand. It's akin t...

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by GLANKG
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Ryanair replaces most Lauda flights, fired pregnant woman and to challenge Maternity Protection Act in court

Ryanair said it will take over many of the routes its Austrian-based subsidiary Lauda operates from Vienna, Lauda will become a wet-lease provider for Ryanair, so Lauda crews will keep their uniforms, as will the Airbus aircrafts with the Lauda livery, but flights will be placed under FR code and on...

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by GLANKG
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vienna Airport to exempt landing charge and subsidise departing passengers
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Re: Vienna Airport to exempt landing charge and subsidise departing passengers

asdf wrote:
GLANKG wrote:
.... Vienna Airport Group made a consolidated net profit after tax over € 180 last year ....


well
thats not a lot
if you fill up my truck and take a beer or two and some meat for a nice barbeque its € 180,- easily ....

my bad, it should be 180 million, I probably read too much about wirecard...

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by GLANKG
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vienna Airport to exempt landing charge and subsidise departing passengers
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Vienna Airport to exempt landing charge and subsidise departing passengers

Vienna Airport offers Restart Package for airlines to stimulate tourism and aviation. https://www.routesonline.com/airports/2527/vienna-international-airport/news/292067/covid-19-crisis-vienna-airport-restart-package-/ Restart Package is based on 2 pillars: - With retroactive effect from 29 March 2...

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by GLANKG
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 624
Views: 70577

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

So the vast majority voted for the package in the end. I wonder if all those speculations were exaggerated rumours or Thiele seehofert in the eleventh hour.

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 966
Views: 150718

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread

Hub and Spoke long haul makes sense, they certainly learnt it the hard way. BCN could be a decent gateway if they are to continue south American venture, if only they had some feeder there. At post Covid LGW they could probably do a lot more with newly available and better slots, the market is there...

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32561

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

BRU handled over 26 million passengers last year, only 22 airports are busier in Europe.
Belgium has 9th largest population in EU.
Things you could read here lol

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by GLANKG
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: How many airlines order aircraft to support domestic jobs?

Blimey Air France has 25 Boeing 777-200ER, 43 Boeing 777-300ER and 9 Boeing 787-9 with one on order.

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by GLANKG
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANISEC - Level Europe in Administration
Replies: 30
Views: 5926

Re: ANISEC - Level Europe in Administration

Hardly notice their existence ever, only saw their flight once when I was booking Paris - Vienna in January and their price was rather cheap about 40€, tempted to try but afternoon departure would mean a wasted morning so went along with OS in the end. Legacy does LCC is not successful at all. IAG s...

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair 747 fly by over Kemble.
Replies: 19
Views: 4539

Re: Corsair 747 fly by over Kemble.

Saw one at Guadeloupe in Feb, beautiful bird, didn't expect it'd be history already.

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

The only financial performance I could find was EBIT from 2018, so their financial performance before they paid interests and taxes. That year they managed to record €83 million so I wonder how profitable they would be once they paid all their taxes. On their website their last full financial repor...

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

The only financial performance I could find was EBIT from 2018, so their financial performance before they paid interests and taxes. That year they managed to record €83 million so I wonder how profitable they would be once they paid all their taxes. On their website their last full financial repor...

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

The only financial performance I could find was EBIT from 2018, so their financial performance before they paid interests and taxes. That year they managed to record €83 million so I wonder how profitable they would be once they paid all their taxes. On their website their last full financial repor...

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by GLANKG
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Indeed by everyone cutting, LH said they will retire 100 frames. Even Lauda reduced its VIE fleet by 40%. As for OS brand, it was kept before Covid-19 and there was a good reason for it, it has always been like this in Europe, remember the failed BA-KL merge? Now that LHG is to receive Austrian gov...

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by GLANKG
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Indeed by everyone cutting, LH said they will retire 100 frames. Even Lauda reduced its VIE fleet by 40%. As for OS brand, it was kept before Covid-19 and there was a good reason for it, it has always been like this in Europe, remember the failed BA-KL merge? Now that LHG is to receive Austrian gove...

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by GLANKG
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 172
Views: 19927

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

I'm wondering what market they target. Local Austrians is a no-brainer but do they promote themselves as a gateway to Austria? It's a country that has lots to offer to tourists, which could drags tons of people, especially from Asia and North America, to which they have flights. Plus, VIE is quite ...

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by GLANKG
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Furthermore, the train from Vienna airport to Graz city centre takes exactly 3h00 - not sure if this is categorised as "continue as normal" or "must be taxed heavily". I think the rule applies only to routes with a train to VIE *under* 3 hours, so Vienna-Graz would not be affect...

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by GLANKG
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

LO and BUD can affect those 22% which is not negligible, it's almost a quarter of all traffic. For Austrian Airlines those transfers matter because they help them fill some seats in markets where they face fierce competition from LCCs. I can only imagine how happy OS management was to find out Wizz...

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by GLANKG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

You do realize that transfer passengers don't stay in Vienna, they continue their journey and a lot of them end up flying from Vienna to all those western European destinations you listed. Without these transfers one has to wonder how much lower those numbers would be. As for penalties, unless they...

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by GLANKG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

I said that each time there is a critical comment of OS you show up there to defend them. LO in BUD (or WAW) is very much related to this thread because it will impact the future of OS, look at the wider picture buddy. And how exactly isn't OS a decaying business? Look at their financial results an...

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by GLANKG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

I said that each time there is a critical comment of OS you show up there to defend them. LO in BUD (or WAW) is very much related to this thread because it will impact the future of OS, look at the wider picture buddy. And how exactly isn't OS a decaying business? Look at their financial results an...

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by GLANKG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

It's also funny how you also show up to defend a decaying business which has little prospects at becoming profitable. Those are facts, I am sorry if they hurt you. Where did I defend OS in this thread? I defend anti-dump policy and discussed what routes could be impacted by new tax. How would OS fa...

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by GLANKG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

For me the funniest part of all this is that the Austrian government expect LH Group to expand VIE at the same rate as FRA and MUC. What planet are they on? Austrian Airlines is struggling financially and its home market is currently under attack by the LCCs. Not to mention that Wizz Air just annou...

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by GLANKG
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Seem to me they want a minimum amount of tax and fees to be paid no matter the base fare. It makes sense and may be necessary to maintain facilities fee revenues and general tax income to the country. What should concern all of us is this is a hard right to Socialism. Not good for society as a whol...

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Dreadful third world type idea. The employees of Austrian must be very well connected to have such ridiclous privledge and protection. The Austrian tax payer is being insulted and impovrished by this stupidity Aye AUA is most certainly well connected in Austria, and the way how MOL conduct business...

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

GRZ/LNZ/SZG will have good connection with at least one LH hub, they just don't transfer via VIE anymore, in return LH guarantees VIE grow proportionately to FRA/MUC so they will have to make up capacity somewhere else, regional ports have good ÖBB service, cheaper, greener and not much longer, nobo...

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Those flights won't all go away, but surely less frequency, business travellers won't be too bothered with 30 EUR extra.
Personally I hope there would be high speed rail between Vienna - Prague (- Berlin) and Vienna - Budapest in the future.

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

https://www.dlr.de/content/en/articles/ ... nitor.html
Average FR fare in spring 2019 is 59 EUR, Easyjet 56 EUR, Wizz 50 EUR.
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https://www.dlr.de/content/en/articles/ ... nitor.html
Average FR fare in spring 2019 is 59 EUR, Easyjet 56 EUR, Wizz 50 EUR.

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

I for one think it makes good sense, and should be spread out to more of Europe. End the pointless short flights, stimulate growth in high speed rail. It's hard to foresee if anti-dumping regulation will be applied across EU, different countries have kind of different politics. I do think Austria h...

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

In addition to 450 million state aid and 150 million LHG injection, OS saved 300 million EUR from employees contribution and 150 million from suppliers. OS's first quarter operating loss is 197 million. The 300 million loan is 6 years term, OS will become state owned in the event of none repayment.

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by GLANKG
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16803

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Anti-dumping regulation aside, Austria introduced a 12 EUR flight tax immediately, and a 30 EUR tax for short flights. AUA flies around 150 weekly flights to destinations within 350 km, GRZ SZG KLU PRG BUD KSC KRK ZAG If OS drops many of those flights in favour of trains as they currently do with LN...

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by GLANKG
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Blerg wrote:
So Lauda employees accepted all terms laid out by Ryanair?

The employees still have to vote this weekend, but new offer € 1,440 is significantly better than previous € 1,000, you may say it's the opposite.

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by GLANKG
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

https://www.nachrichten.at/wirtschaft/l ... 15,3264218
There's also an interview from union leader (in German): https://www.krone.at/2167225
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Indeed it seems happy ending after drama: https://www.nachrichten.at/wirtschaft/l ... 15,3264218
There's also an interview from union leader (in German): https://www.krone.at/2167225

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by GLANKG
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

The article states the agreed new KV guarantees 1,440 EUR gross salary (brutto) for FA, that's 1,440 * 14 = 20,160 a year.

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by GLANKG
Wed May 27, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Well, Lauda's closure kind of answers your question. Seems like Ryanair knows that turning Vienna into a hub costs a lot given the circumstances so they are going to be focusing on serving it from elsewhere. Will be interesting to see how they rearrange their network and from where planes will come...

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by GLANKG
Tue May 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 266
Views: 57121

Re: Rumor: Thai Airways Retiring All 787s?

Covid-19 is indeed unprecedented, even TG is to simplify fleet at last.

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by GLANKG
Tue May 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Well, Lauda's closure kind of answers your question. Seems like Ryanair knows that turning Vienna into a hub costs a lot given the circumstances so they are going to be focusing on serving it from elsewhere. Will be interesting to see how they rearrange their network and from where planes will come...

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by GLANKG
Tue May 26, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

My point being the net salary of €848 from one of the most 'profitable' airlines with huge cash reserve is unacceptable in Vienna where the poverty line is €1,259. Nothing surprising they refused the offer and fair play in my view. Your union bashing and shifting the blame of the base closure to un...

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by GLANKG
Tue May 26, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 624
Views: 70577

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Agreement reached, now pending approval of EU, LH board and Germand Covid-19 fund steering committee. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lufthansa-rescue/lufthansa-german-government-agree-on-rescue-package-dpa-idUSKBN23110F Will be interesting see if EU just rolls over and accept...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 25, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

A person should fly an airline once, before making criticism. Not 100 times, but just once A person who lacks first hand experience in something which is readily available may not have the full picture I haven't criticised FR's products before, well I flew once with them from Rygge, it was such uni...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 25, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25381

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

https://metropole.at/outrage-over-contracts-at-laudamotion/ When FR fully took over Lauda the base salary was €1,500. The last KV signed in last autumn was already below the bar, including below minimum wage €1,130.63 per month which includes overtime, loss of job protections, and uniforms at their ...

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