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by jubaexpress
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 443
Views: 70197

Re: MAN news - 2018

BKK has stupid numbers, surely someone can make it work?! A few factors could be at play. Thai airways has made a heavy loss this year so expanding into new market might not be high on their agenda, they only have 80 planes and they can send them elsewhere, have to remember BA, KLM, AF, EK, TK are ...

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by jubaexpress
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

Thailand has so many seats from the UK it's unfathomable London has a lot of seats to Thailand. The ‘rest of the UK’ has a weekly B787 on MAN-HKT. Hardly an unfathomable amount of seats considering Jet2’s core market is ‘rest of the UK’ Ok and the three daily A380, twice daily Etihad and Qatar wide...

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by jubaexpress
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

Jet2 also lack the long haul destination recognition and networks of hotels etc and that reputation. I believe they do a couple of New York shopping trips per year with their 757 from Manchester, but I think it's a fairly limited offering. Not sure what their USP would be, or what market they would...

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by jubaexpress
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

I believe Jet2 was the first TATL LCC that's still flying, even before Norwegian started long haul operations. By the end of december they always had their christmas shopping flights to New York (Newark) on their 757s. For that time they were reasonably cheap, but today they wouldn't be able to com...

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by jubaexpress
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1827

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

Well, for the reasons you said, not likely. TUI and MT have the market pretty tightly sewn up. They both have existing fleets, crews and marketing to pick up demand where they see it. TUI has a good network with cruise flights from places like Bournemouth and Cardiff. Jet2 also lack the long haul de...

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by jubaexpress
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 4544

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

It's quite clear we are talking about SN in terms of long haul, not their short haul arm, so calling it intra-Europe is a bit redundant. I think the discussion evolved into what might be SN's future and it's worth pointing out that even with their well known African network, that is only 1 million ...

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by jubaexpress
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 4544

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

They serve JFK and YYZ year-round, unless I am mistaken. These are not insubstantial backwaters. Both large, international cities in their own right and with a large diaspora, and if necessary offer connections. I don't think it's quite right to say they are an Africa - Europe airline, though it's ...

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by jubaexpress
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 4544

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

I fear that as time goes by, SN will lose on its importance especially as Lufthansa gets cozier and cozier with Ethiopian. That doesn't make much sense to me since SN is LH. SN will always be LH's arm in Africa. That is exactly why they bought the airline. ET just cannot offer LH what SN offers. No...

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by jubaexpress
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 4544

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

Not a massive shock. The few times I saw it boarding it didn't look terribly busy. SN know what they do well: move people between U.S Europe and Africa. I'd remove U.S. from that sentence. They only serve 1 U.S. destination year round. They are a Europe-Africa airline. They serve JFK and YYZ year-r...

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by jubaexpress
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route
Replies: 32
Views: 4544

Re: Brussels Airlines (SN) axes BOM / India route

Not a massive shock. The few times I saw it boarding it didn't look terribly busy. SN know what they do well: move people between U.S Europe and Africa. The brand is too well known to go to eurowings which sounds a bit low cost. They have a good brand and if they can keep these African routes growin...

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by jubaexpress
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6694

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

I wonder if this will be any more successful than their flights from Birmingham. Lets throw some pins at a map and see where they stick. Birmingham is a secondary city with limit industry and no national government, EU, NATO, NGO traffic heading to the States. Belgium also among the highest per cap...

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by jubaexpress
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6694

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

This is probably a missed opportunity for Charleroi Airport. I would be surprised they didn't try to get Primera Air in their portfolio; New York would look fancy next to Hong Kong. In a way it would be more interesting in order to create a slightly different catchment area than BRU (e.g. Lille is ...

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by jubaexpress
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6694

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

Brussels Airlines flights to north America are pretty well stuffed full of connecting passengers from African destinations otherwise pretty poorly served. Not sure they will be too worried filling their planes.

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