If we look at the BACF destination map, for the non-seasonal routes, all but 2 of them are flown by mainline. The 2 that aren’t are Isle of Man (operated by Logan Air) and a Rotterdam service (note, AMS airport is a 20 minute train ride away to Rotterdam Station). Even if we include the seasonal ro...Jump to post
I have zero inside knowledge but surely the most logical option would be to replace the A220/A320 with a clean sheet design covering the 145-250 seat range with common type rating across all aircraft types (rather than having a combination of A220 and A321 covering this sector) and then a re-engined...Jump to post
So they also don't expect to operate the A321LRs on these routes anymore? Never did AFAIK, the 321LRs were for their leasing arm.... open to correction here though! 320neos were for the leasing arm (they've been trying to sell those) but A321LRs were intended for Norwegian themselves. They will be ...Jump to post
BasilFawlty wrote:jghealey wrote:However given the capacity drop for A319 vs E190 this seems like a strange choice...
There probably wasn’t much else available. Since the MAX grounding ACMI availability in Europe is very limited.
I read somewhere that they plan to introduce a complete new premium eco seat, not the one LH/OS are currently using. The development of the seat of course takes time and I strongly believe it would go into the 77W planes first. Also don't forget that LX has and will maintain First in all longhaul a...Jump to post
Thibault973 wrote:WDL has been flying BAe 146 for U2 out of TXL for months, nothing to do with bucket and spades or the max.
This was confirmed last month, it's so that easyJet can have more spare aircraft to more effectively cover for disruption. However given the capacity drop for A319 vs E190 this seems like a strange choice... there also doesn't seem to be any consistency in the routes it's operating, they must be sch...Jump to post
I think Swiss sees both the A350 and 787.. There's too big of a gap between the 787 and 777, additionally the A350 can eventually replace the 777 down the line.. 787 for A330 replacement and A350 for A340/777 replacement.. Extremely efficient fleet Is there any update when the 2 remaining A343's wi...Jump to post
Thai Airways changed to A380 from BKK-CDG daily with B77W and three times a week with A359, the A380 must be between ZRH, MUC or SYD any of those three destinations Not sure I understand correctly. Could you elaborate? I think they mean that since the a380 has been taken off the CDG route, that lea...Jump to post
British Airways is reducing both ZRH and GVA from LCY the coming Winter. Is Swiss winning the battle between LCY and Switzerland? https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285576/ba-cityflyer-w19-service-adjustments-as-of-24jul19/ Swiss is certainly a nicer experience, especially on the new...Jump to post
LCC? It‘s more like airberlin 2.0. Doing long range, holidays, business travel and serving former LH mainline routes. Düsseldorf is their „hub“ and not all tickets are cheap. But it's officially an LCC and is supposed to be following a low cost business model... hence the new plans to end long haul...Jump to post
Eurowings is an LCC and is therefore mainly focused on point to point operations and does not use a hub and spoke model - which is probably why your connection didn't go so wellJump to post
A newly refurbished 767 is barely distinguishable from a 787 unless you’re an aviation enthusiast. She might be very old, but most aboard her would think she’s factory new. I rarely fly to Zurich (sometimes) but very much to GVA. I don’t think GVA has seen anything other than a 763 for a couple dec...Jump to post
Wouldn't the CS300 be a better option to replace their Q400 and new A321/A320neo to replace their older A320's LH doesn't want to give them new aircraft since they're not as profitable as other airlines in the group. I think the Q400 routes are moving to E195 and the E195 routes are moving to A320 ...Jump to post
Correct. Coming from China and Brazil. Report in German language: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/austrian-holt-sich-jets-aus-brasilien-und-china New regs known are: OE-LZA OE-LZB OE-LZC OE-LZD OE-LZE OE-LZF The aircrafts from Juneyao are to come first but according to planespotters.net they are stil...Jump to post
It seems the aircraft are PR-ONK,ONL,ONS,ONT and B-6341,6340Jump to post
Well MAD's A350 flights aren't even on sale yet so obviously theres a delay in the delivery. In addition the rumor about BA receiving the A350 on July 25th has gone quiet. Why 'obviously'? First customer acceptance flight was yesterday. BA will most likely keep the aircraft listed as A321, then not...Jump to post
Intetesting how SWISS can be quoted as having higher reliability on other aircraft namely rhe A380 and B787, when they operate neither aircraft! And the A320NEO has only just been delivered! Fake news or alternate facts???? They're part of the Lufthansa Group which operates the A380 and A320neo so ...Jump to post
That wouldn’t surprise me. They already have different offerings onboard. While we’re here can we end this obsession with Crossrail killing LCY. It’s not going to happen. Just like when the Heathrow Express opened, it didn’t kill taxi rides to Heathrow. There’s still a long line of 7 Series and S C...Jump to post
The vast majority of their A321s aren't very old so I'm surprised they're talking about replacing these so soon... but I guess the A321neo would be the obvious replacement given that they already operate several A321neos, have several on order and clearly also operate the A321, assuming they are hap...Jump to post
According to this article, it has 99.85% dispatch reliability, which seems pretty good at least compared to other aircraft: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/airbaltic-plans-to-run-cchecks-a220/ Swiss also reported that it had "much higher" reliability than other new aircraft and cited the A...Jump to post
I don't understand why Boeing continue to pump out MAX's that can't fly and end up gathering dust in some corner of an airport or parking lot, instead of just admitting defeat for now, stopping building the MAX or at least slowing production way, way down (talking 1 or 2 a month) and just focussing...Jump to post
Whether stationed in FRA or MUC the new LH "livery" is just as hideous in either place. It has been over a year and people still whining about that. Get over it, it won't change back. On topic: In an interview form December 2018, Carsten Spohr mentioned, that they want to grow with bigger...Jump to post
They're going to need something to eventually replace the 100 or so older 737s that they have in their fleet, as well as their old A319/320s... though I personally doubt this order will go to Boeing and certainly not for the 737. They already have a sizeable number of A321ceo/neos on order but I gue...Jump to post
If I remember correctly Swiss has serious punctuality issues, particularly at ZRH, due to slot restrictions I think..? Swiss is also down on a few longhaul aircraft at the moment, but I guess that doesn't impact shorthaul operations. Their performance isn't great at their other base GVA either, espe...Jump to post
I see on Wiki that OS is phasing out the Q400 by 2021. Surely, the perfect time to start taking those options. I would imagine 10 221s would replace those Q400s perfectly (and fit in some LCY!). And 20 223s would replace those 319s and E190s pretty well too. From three subtypes in three different f...Jump to post
I did imagine the 787 on order was for Swiss and Austrian, and that Lufthansa got the A350s? As much as I'd love to see Swiss operating the A350, I do think the 787 makes more sense for them; it can replace both the A340s and eventually the A330s. I don't think the A350/A330neo scenario is likely s...Jump to post
Think this is already covered by another thread...
Hopefully this means they'll take the more sensible decision and not lease that A380... this A330 looks like it's an ex-Vietnam Airlines one leased from Macquarie Air Finance, 11yrs old. No doubt they'll keep the old interior as they did with the ex-Primera A321neos. But yeah it seems strange given ...Jump to post
Stark improvement, unfortunately World Traveller Plus leaves a little to be desired. How long before they upgrade the 787s? And with the 777s being extended to 30 years of operation will they also receive a similar layout. Talk about a product that will be all over the place for a few years!!! I th...Jump to post
Side thought: are kids allowed to fly alone internationally at 14? In the age of human trafficking awareness, I would think that would be at best, frowned upon. Yep, in Europe on some airlines you can fly alone (ie without unaccompanied minor service) from the age of 12. Don't know about elsewhere.Jump to post
The A220-300 would be able to fly more people than the -100, just on shorter missions. With a typical configuration I expect, I see missions limited to 500nm to 750nm. That is enough to get to quite a few EU3 hubs: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=500nm%40lcy But we have another thread on IAG's decisio...Jump to post
Almost certainly not... aside from some high-demand British Airways routes I can't really see a place for it in their network. Most of the former 767 shorthaul routes have been taken over by A321neo with some also now operated by 777/787. The A321neo will do the job fine in nearly all circumstances...Jump to post
twaconnie wrote:Will BBD completely get out of commercial aircraft? I think this is a big blow for Canadian workers and Canada as well..
Almost certainly not... aside from some high-demand British Airways routes I can't really see a place for it in their network. Most of the former 767 shorthaul routes have been taken over by A321neo with some also now operated by 777/787. The A321neo will do the job fine in nearly all circumstances ...Jump to post
There must be some kind of business case, otherwise they wouldn't be considering it (and if there's not, we'll probably never see them flying the A380). They could easily lease a smaller aircraft were it not deemed viable.Jump to post
3) What is Edelweiss Air going to get? Brand-new planes? Or will they continue to get hand-me-downs? I would say they'll almost certainly get A330s from Swiss, as they already operate the type... though I guess we could also see them getting 787s especially if Siwss get them as well... Where will t...Jump to post
8 hours flight in a 29" seat pitch ? No thanks You mean 28in pitch. Apart from the odd seat here and there, the standard EasyJet pitch for the vast majority of their seats is 28in. I have measured this on multiple occasions myself :) I hate that EasyJet misrepresent this. This is not a slight ...Jump to post
They'd have to introduce a new onboard product (realistically, who is going to fly 8hrs+ at 29" pitch without IFE or WiFi), meaning the aircraft couldn't also be switched onto intra-Europe routes to maximise utilisation. It doesn't make any sense if they are going to stick to their current busi...Jump to post
They really need to get some new aircraft for SN - some of them date back to the Sabena days and drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. Hopefully by aligning them with LH, OS and LX A320NEOs will be forthcoming. I could even see the A321XLR working well for SN in terms of its African and Transatlanti...Jump to post