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by spannacomo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2831

Re: Italian Aviation 2020

Why so bitter? I wouldn't call that bitter, I would call it quite accurate instead. Ah yes because I was right in predicting that IG would fail when everyone, including yourself were very bullish. IG would have survived if they had fallen back to OLB and expanded from there instead of wasting their...

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by spannacomo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2831

Re: Italian Aviation 2020

Can you explain what Italy getting its act together involves, and how it could result in Ryanair's market melting away in no time? He means when the unions eventually will rule the country then Ryanair will be prevented to operate in Italy and a new company will be established as a merger between A...

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by spannacomo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 50970

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I wonder what consequences there would be for B6 - EK alliance (especially on the JFK-MXP route). Will this alliance break or will AA reconsider their relationship with EK?

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by spannacomo
Sat May 30, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I remember having to argue with you about my theory that Air Italy would collapse. I remember too, you are the one advocating a OLB intercontinental hub, how is the project going? That QR wanted to invest further is not true. They did say that in PR-talk to make their failure look good. The Sardini...

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by spannacomo
Fri May 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

... Running a hub out of MXP proved not feasible... Nobody ever proved mxp hub not feasible, AZ losses are in FCO and LIN (actually LIN is a contributor of AZ losses) as it was proved when AZ 12 years ago left mxp and their losses never went away. Air Italy i have already explained why their less t...

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by spannacomo
Fri May 29, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Air Italy tried that and lost tremendous amounts of Qatari money. air italy were overloaded with staff coming from old meridiana thanks to italian magistrates voiding previous downsizing maneuvers. Staff thought themselves as OLB centered airline, not accepting MXP, same thing that happened with ol...

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by spannacomo
Fri May 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

.... Finally, the Italian Govt will have to accept Rome not being a hub. they will never accept that, and this is the reason why I agree with the following: .... I expect Alitalia to be in the same situation in 2030 as it is now or bankrupt, with various interest groups preventing any substantial c...

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by spannacomo
Fri May 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

MXP is a problem, in that AZ has an outsized presence at LIN, which is much closer to central Milan but can't be expanded or handle long haul. AZ refocused its hub operation around MXP in the 2000s and it didn't work... How can you think mxp is now a problem for AZ when they left it 12 years ago? I...

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by spannacomo
Fri May 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

MXP is a good place to situate a mid-haul and long-haul airline, save airports with better ground connections in North-Western Mainland Europe. But I don't consider AZ's image as recoverable in the current climate, and hence I think the best suitor would be a group such as IAG, which wants a presen...

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by spannacomo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20628

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

... This while Germany has been overly critical of Italy subsidising AZ for just 10% that amount over several years despite Italy's more complex geographical context and barely smaller population. Well AZ got since 2017 1.3B€ non refundable loans, and they are getting in June another 0.5B€ in equit...

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by spannacomo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Italy has nationalized Alitalia

I perceive you are an Italian taxpayer; I am not. As such, I respect your more vested interest in local taxation. 10 billion euros so far, and still growing, it's too much believe me I can only say from afar, that Neos/Blue Panorama are small, leisure focused carriers with limited capability. They ...

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by spannacomo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Italy has nationalized Alitalia

Its fashionable and so easy to mock Alitalia and the Italian Govt here on a.net for their dysfunction, but not only is this the right thing do now for the Italian people, I dare say it possibly justifies past actions. In the end, it is in every countries own strategic interest to have a carrier tha...

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by spannacomo
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Not sure but it looks like it Abu Dhabi with an 8000 flight number a week ago and has sat there since, which to me suggests that the Lessor found a new customer for it. They recently (in the past couple of days) announced that they are returning 2 A330-200 and the sole 77W to Ethiad or to a lessor ...

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by spannacomo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

.... Still, as mentioned upthread, "Comair" might be an option -- administrator might be going to the government from time to time, hat in hand, asking for emergency cash to keep lights on. On the one hand, the can is kicked down the road. On the other, fleet draw-down is proceeding, and ...

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by spannacomo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Returning to AZ: Gvt prefers to give bridge loan over bridge loan to AZ because it will be, in the end, less costly and less disruptive to Italy's macroeconomics than a mass of 5.000 workers being fired (and receiving social welfare) + satellite companies shutting down. The problem with your argume...

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by spannacomo
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

it looks like the EU eventually ran out of patience, according to La Repubblica they will allow the government maximum until Christmas to find a solution, or else...

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by spannacomo
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Link in Italian only: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.milanofinanza.it/amp/news/alitalia-ecco-il-piano-segreto-del-governo-per-la-vendita-201911231722445557&ved=0ahUKEwjcg9_a5IDmAhXP_qQKHd_SCN4QyM8BCCgwAA&usg=AOvVaw2hafXHc7yWlnDFVvoUQwqJ&ampcf...

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by spannacomo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I vote to change the country trying to cancel the "gooders, hypocrites, radical-chic" that for too many years ruined Italy. So you vote to change Italy yet the party you voted wants to go on subsidizing Alitalia? Where is the change exactly? My opinion about Alitalia is that this shameful...

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by spannacomo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

crazy wrote:
As Italian i don't agree with some countrymen.
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But i don't think Alitalia is a responsibility of us taxpayers..

Who did you vote last general election? Are you aware that all the political parties are in favor of giving money to Alitalia and want to protect them from the market?

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by spannacomo
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

In my opinion Alitalia problem is a fully political one. People in Italy have a certain idea of themselves, they see in a certain way their country, and they see Alitalia doing certain things and not other. Politicians as a consequence pursue the same failing idea, I mean all of them, government and...

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by spannacomo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Expands Qatar Partnership
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Re: LATAM Expands Qatar Partnership

https://www.aerotime.aero/rytis.beresnevicius/24079-qatar-airways-latam-stake-considerations
QR want to raise their stake in LATAM. Are they going to clash with DL?

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by spannacomo
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126459

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2019/October/LATAM.html?activeTag=Press-releases# This is unexpected, QR are expanding codeshare agreements with LA despite Delta. What does that mean? It means LATAM will obviously continue partnerships with external airlines. of course I can understa...

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by spannacomo
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126459

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2019/October/LATAM.html?activeTag=Press-releases#
This is unexpected, QR are expanding codeshare agreements with LA despite Delta. What does that mean?

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by spannacomo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28369

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

If AA really wants to tweak DL’s nose - there’s just the CEO who maybe looking for a change himself rather soon - hire Akbar Al Baker from QR. The CEO of a US airline must be a US citizen. Actually AA don't need to hire him, they just need to accept QR as a stakeholder. LATAM would have not been st...

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by spannacomo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18951

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

How is it possible AA lost LATAM as a partner? Everything started 2 years ago, when Parker rejected AAB offer to buy a stake in AA. Since then AA started to lose stock value, especially compared to DL and UA, while AAB bought a stake in LATAM and many other major world airlines. Parker is a man wit...

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by spannacomo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18951

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

How is it possible AA lost LATAM as a partner? Everything started 2 years ago, when Parker rejected AAB offer to buy a stake in AA. Since then AA started to lose stock value, especially compared to DL and UA, while AAB bought a stake in LATAM and many other major world airlines. Parker is a man with...

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by spannacomo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15311

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

To make MXP work, you'd need to do one of these things: (...) 2. Condemn property to build a new MXP closer to the city center. (...) What about constructing a high speed rail connection to MXP that takes less time than the bus to LIN? Long story. Let's start from the beginning. Currently, MXP Expr...

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by spannacomo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15311

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

As I already explained somewhere, I am not certain IG will succeed in their MXP hub strategy, but at the same time I am quite optimist, and I would like to share some of the reasons for this optimism. First of all, as a preamble, I would like to invite forumers to think over the fact that 2 business...

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by spannacomo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15311

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

I would say the opposite. Do you really leave in Northern Italy? What you say is true for intra-EU flights, but definitely not for long haul. And you should read again the definition of catchment area, because you seem quite confused about it. Inviato dal mio Redmi Note 7 utilizzando Tapatalk Exact...

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by spannacomo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15311

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

Yes, like Berlin wall, then suddenly it fell down. Il corriere reported that IG RASK is already bigger than AZ, 6.64 compared to 6.4. Considering 2018 was their first year, not even a complete one, not bad in my opinion. The costs are not yet under control because there are still thousands of Merid...

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by spannacomo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15311

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

The charade that is Alitalia has been going on for decades. Yes, like Berlin wall, then suddenly it fell down. Il corriere reported that IG RASK is already bigger than AZ, 6.64 compared to 6.4. Considering 2018 was their first year, not even a complete one, not bad in my opinion. The costs are not ...

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by spannacomo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15311

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

+1. And let's not forget MXP's longhaul catchment area includes Torino/Genova/Verona/Bergamo/and across the border Ticino. Have you ever even tried to go from any cities you mentionned to MXP? It's much easier, reliable, comfortable to take a flight from any of the cities you mentionned to OLB and ...

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by spannacomo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 15311

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

Air Italy was created out of the remnants of Meridiana under the assumption that AZ would fail. That has not happened. Are you aware Alitalia could not even reach the winter season? Money are running out and the government just fell down, making it impossible to rescue the company. Even if they man...

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by spannacomo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 11881

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

As an FYI, the restrictions on flights to LIN are not an EU regulation. That rule comes from the Italian government so treaties between the EU and the UK don't really matter. This has to be a bilateral agreement between the UK and Italy on access to LIN. AFAIK, it is a local decision to regulate tr...

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by spannacomo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 11881

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

Also Alitalia and BA operate LHR-LIN and easyJet LGW-LIN. So will all that be cancelled? London-LIN is about 1 million PAX/year. Busiest city pair on par with Paris-LIN. of course they will be canceled, unless EU and UK will make a deal. But there will be a grace period of one year when they can st...

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by spannacomo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 11881

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

flights from LIN to LCY will stop after brexit because you can only fly to EU from LIN. That means 6xAZ and 4xBA will stop.

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by spannacomo
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07/19 for three months
Replies: 15
Views: 3984

Re: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07 for three months

I tell you more, once AZ have disappeared LIN will become a LCC airport, not very different from BGY. I don't think so. Due to it's convenient location right next to the city center, Linate will always remain a premium airport. Kind of like London City, just slightly bigger but in a similar role. F...

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by spannacomo
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07/19 for three months
Replies: 15
Views: 3984

Re: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07 for three months

LIN is also getting a direct metro line connection, which will make it even more convenient to reach from all over Milan. People will keep on preferring flying out of LIN instead of MXP as long as they have that choice. Sorry but this is a fantasy. I accept there are some people who prefer flying f...

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by spannacomo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19449

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

At the end what is emerging is that this brainless campaign against QR/IG was conceived by AA and UA while DL was in only because it suited them, but they do not care enough to face a meeting with their counterparts in front of the president. It is no coincidence that the best managed company is the...

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by spannacomo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343800

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

bennett123 wrote:
With a 15% share how much influence will DL have?.

not enough to prevent another failure

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by spannacomo
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 10205

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

My view is that TATL market has dangerously become a cartel up to a point where a minimum new competitor entrance threat - no matter how small it can be - is upsetting the market, at least the US side of it. Nothing else can explain the US3 overreaction and the level of lies used to induce the US go...

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by spannacomo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 10205

EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

https://www.ft.com/content/82a82f8c-99c1-11e9-9573-ee5cbb98ed36?shareType=nongift#comments-anchor The European Commission has written to the US state department warning that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement. This story is becoming seriou...

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by spannacomo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 4158

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

they could complain about an italian airline owned 49% by an EAU company and heavily subsidized by both EAU and italian governements? I mean AZ obviously. Sorry, I forgot AZ is allied with DL so in this case subsidies don't matter.

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by spannacomo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 13778

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

never understood why SN had to be integrated into EW so I guess to let it be a hub and spokes company is a smart move. Apart from that I do not see how EW focus on short haul could help them improve their bottom line. Actually if I have a look at their last traffic report I see short haul is sufferi...

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by spannacomo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26386

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Yep. To loan a part: (1) you need a bilateral agreement between the airlines. There are IATA standard forms - not hard to do and can be put in place very quickly in an AOG situation. The point in discussion is that AA, according to IG COO, are refusing to have an agreement with IG. Is this decision...

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by spannacomo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26386

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

I was not personally affected but I think those who were affected have the right to know that AA had the possibility to make money by selling a spare part AND help people, while they chose to lose money and hinder people. Shareholders also have the right to know it, so they can evaluate AA's managem...

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by spannacomo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26386

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

If AA had a good reason to refuse to supply the spare part, I would like to know it. Why? Were you affected by this? No, why this question? Otherwise I think this decision was stupid at a level of business because AA had the opportunity to earn a fair price selling a spare part, and even more stupi...

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by spannacomo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26386

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

If AA had a good reason to refuse to supply the spare part, I would like to know it. Otherwise I think this decision was stupid at a level of business because AA had the opportunity to earn a fair price selling a spare part, and even more stupid at a more general level because people should not bear...

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