Will see. Announcement says subject to funding and FIRB. I'd assumed FIRB meant an application by a foreign shareholder to increase their stake (and they've probably agreed to at least partially sub-underwrite any raising) If it was from cash and debt funding, I'd have thought they would have just s...Jump to post
I think QF (like AA) has pretty much decided to go BYO Wifi IFE for Domestic, although we haven't seen a new domestic aircraft since 2014 (and the screens in those latter 737 are starting to look dated) The 2-class 717s got new seat covers, WiFi IFE and iPad mini in 2014/5 (but I think are now BYO)....Jump to post
Well, Joyce has been a bit more cutthroat on locking Virgin out of some markets and defending the London-Perth gateway monopoly. Honestly I think VA will end up folding. The shareholders are too interested in buybacks rather than growth. Not in Qantas's interest to let Virgin fold as you'd undoubte...Jump to post
London will remain a big profit centre due to the congestion. While direct ULH flights (like what Qantas has and has planned) will take some traffic (and mostly high margin traffic off EK) they will be limited in number and size and rely on having slots (QF has two existing and two it leases out) Wh...Jump to post
Profit and cashflow are very different particularly in a growth phase where Capex >> Depreciation, ignoring all the other timing differences.
Mind you many other airlines are both profit and cashflow negative.
There is a reason that Burj Dubai became Burj Khalifa.
I agree Dubai has issues, and its oil money is running out.
But I don't see the sense for EY to move from AUH which is about to complete it's midfield terminal and has plenty of room for expansion.
Announced today internally to the Ops staff within the Qantas Campus ... The QF 747's are staying now until the 2021 .. I have no internal memo's or news articals to post as it was verbally communicated to the above staff, however I do trust my source. Maybe as a result of the two extra HND slots m...Jump to post
There is definitely some cap management going on.. but eventually everything needs to be replaced. And the narrowbody fleet in particular (last new 737 2014) is ageing, let alone the regional fleet. In calendar 2020 you've got the last 3 QF 787s on order, plus the start of Jetstars 18 321LRs (not XL...Jump to post
alm1 wrote:has already banned charging using powerbanks on board. They say that during safety briefing but do not enforce much.
A380 is not authorized at HND. I thought the A380 could but there were rules surrounding times (off peak only) and ground space. An A380 did a test flight in 2010. Indeed this article suggests that Qantas has looked at it https://www.executivetraveller.com/qantas-eyes-airbus-a380-upgrade-for-sydney...Jump to post
Why would EY do it?
They've got a midfield extension that opens spoon and plenty of land for further expansion and runways at AUH.
Did QF stopped their A380 maintenance at DXB? Most of the major A380 maintenance over past years has been with Lufthansa in MNL Manilla Emirates in DXB recently did the repaint for 8. Korean Air in BUS Busan has done 1 repaint and will do other 3 Seems as though Etihad in AUH has got the contract f...Jump to post
Dubai still has and is still producing oil - it's just got a lot less than Abu Dhabi
https://gulfnews.com/business/energy/oi ... e-1.578333
musman9853 wrote:Only AAX and Cebu Pacific have been willing to put 3-3-3 into a 330.Considering how many LCCs operate 788s, I wonder why the a338 isn't as popular with them?
Separate companies (and stock market listings) and books but interrelated. AAX.MK is trading near 5-yr lows and has a MCap of only US$170m according to Bloomberg. Air Asia itself owns 14% and others entities associated with Tony another 17% By comparison the main company Air Asia Berhad 5099.MK is a...Jump to post
Nice review and video. Qantas 737 fleet consists of 75 aircraft delivered between 2002 and 2014 (so 5 to 17 years old). The latter 37 have seatback entertainment, of which about 20 have the new Sky Interior. The first 38 rely on the app. Mostly randomly distributed on routes although the seatback IF...Jump to post
I don't see a need to keep A380s longer than expected. The local economy depends on the shear volume of people the A380s bring in. EK still has 10+ A380s to be delivered. Beyond that I do expect it to keep some aircraft beyond the typical 12 years.. as otherwise you'd be replacing with 777s which f...Jump to post
tvh wrote:Indonesia too
And things can change ?
Confirmed as 78 by AAG
https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/2019/ ... ith-airbus
zkojq wrote:Air Asia has multiple operations: Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Japan. They don't have to all be operated by Air Asia Malaysia.
astuteman wrote:Original order for 66 x A330NEO unchanged.
New order changed from 34 x A330NEO to 12 x A330NEO plus 30 x A321XLR
They paid to use the "Virgin" brand when they I wonder if we will see another airline start domestic operations whilst the Virgin Group are weak... similar to what Virgin did with Ansett? Im sure they'd have to pay to use any Virgin branding.. whether they can get out of the contract alto...Jump to post
It's only a couple of hours longer than the existing 787 flights so pax experience is fairly easy to judge (though seats will be a little wider). It's the crew fatigue stuff they need to demonstrate to CASA, but again they have lots of data from the 787s. It's undoubtedly more for publicity/media.. ...Jump to post
Agreed - and looks like QF was right to not give Borghetti the top job! Wonder where he will pop up next?. At the time both AJ and JB were appointed, one would have though Borghetti had the easiest job. Take a low cost airline upmarket and expand market share. He's expanded, but seemingly grown cos...Jump to post
Also VAH has way too much cash, (1.7 Billion), I wonder if they can repurchase some shares to reduce the complex board structure, yet it will significantly draw up the D/E ratio. ? There's cash and real cash. For a start it offsets the massive amount of debt (not far behind QAN for a much small ope...Jump to post
Ozair wrote:If the A380 disappears from the QF fleet by 2025-28 they will have been a worthwhile investment.
ewt340 wrote:B787-8 have kill A330-800neo. Airbus need to reclaim the 250 seats market that are dominated by A330-200 back in the day.
CraigAnderson wrote:Very selective angles.QF images of its new B747-8F are at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/82jlet5by54y ... VNwsa?dl=0
We probably see a bit of a decision point in the next couple of years as the leased 777 comes up for renewal (at a guess 2021). The other four 777s are owned. The 330s are younger being leased from 2012-14. Reportedly not a great second hand market for the 777s and P2F conversions not cheap due to s...Jump to post
Wouldn't believe the Seatguru figures - the QF 330 and 787 are near identical (I'd suspect the 332 figures are from the old 2-2-2 SkyBed MkI, all of which have now been refurbed) It's not just Qantas going 1-2-1 This article gives a good overview of the various designs and the large number of airlin...Jump to post
Let's just consider widebodies given this thread. The main difference between 2-2-2 and 1-2-1 is all aisle access - so the pax doesn't have to step over someone to go to the bathroom, or be served across someone. 1-2-1 provides more privacy (although some designs provide couples pairings in the cent...Jump to post
Only the 8 domestic configured aircraft (EBA-EBL) are getting WiFi at this point, and in any event the NBN satellite they connect to only covers the Australian mainland. Qantas has said they are waiting for the three ViaSat3 Ka satellites to launch.. these won't be operable until 2022/23 but will de...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:EK:. We need to order the following doors: L1, L5 and a set of flaps for the A380 and new wing Leading edges.
Latest business being 1-2-1 layout? Sorry but the industry standard is still 2-2-2. The A350 ULR is one generation too early. If I were Joyce I'd either go with the 777-8 or wait until Airbus gets the A350 NEO flying and vie to be the launch customer. . A 1-2-1 stagger is definitely become the stan...Jump to post
Give them a good deal on the 777-9, which can then replace 380s down the line as more suitable aircraft become available.
Surely though it wouldn't be that hard to extrapolate from the existing 787 routes (even if they have to put the crew in a room for a few hours at the end of the flight).
But Qantas likes to get it's free publicity
It's not really an announcement. They did LHR-SYD on a 747 delivery 30 years ago, so it's a piece of cake for the 789 But... this is an announcement? They're announcing that they'll test SYD/JFK-LHR on a 787 before revenue flights begin? No they are doing research on impacts of long haul flight. Th...Jump to post
It's not really an announcement. They did LHR-SYD on a 747 delivery 30 years ago, so it's a piece of cake for the 789Jump to post
count me out on an airplane that doesn't have physical windows that cannot be opened. .. Talk about claustrophobic [emoji38] No different to a typical overnight flight where the FAs ensure all the shutters are down, or set automatically to dark on the 787. Didn't say it would be popular with passen...Jump to post
As someone who is willing to connect in China, I know a lot of people wary of connecting in China and would pay high premium to connect at HKG. But that can change pretty quickly. Despite improvements with the TWOVs etc there are still issues with it that put people off. And the transit experience ...Jump to post