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by mr02
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Why did they cancel the LAX route? Last time I saw they were adding additional frequencies.

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by mr02
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18619

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

If SAA could recover swiftly and quickly about its terrible current troubles, maybe a base in West Africa (Ghana probably) could be implemented. SAA's Long Term Turnaround Strategy is very clear that they need a strong second hub outside of the Southern Africa region to be able to grown their traff...

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by mr02
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18619

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

South African Airways (SAA) is further strengthening its presence in Ghana by increasing weekly frequencies from 9 to 10 flights between Johannesburg and Accra, and by launching a daily service between Accra and Washington DC, with effect from 5th September 2019. These two additional weekly service...

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by mr02
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

T54A wrote:
mr02 wrote:
Balerit wrote:
From Avcom


SAA doesn't have premium economy as a class unless they want to unveil it when the first aircraft arrives.


Hainan machines (MSN 226/246) already configured with premium economy.

But SAA are leasing them from MK,no?

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by mr02
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

From Avcom Just heard that SAA pilot training is happening for new A350 aircraft in Miami in October. Some pilots have already headed to Toulouse this week. Initially 2 x A350 will be leased from Airbus that were originally going to be leased to TAM. There is possibility of further aircraft from Ha...

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by mr02
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.namibian.com.na/81687/read/ ... -death-row

If Windhoek decides to shut Air Namibia down will it mean a duopoly between SA airlink and SA Express for SA or Namibian destinations?
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PM wrote:

If Windhoek decides to shut Air Namibia down will it mean a duopoly between SA airlink and SA Express for SA or Namibian destinations?

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by mr02
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.logupdateafrica.com/air-tan ... r-aviation
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Air Tanzania is planning to start a JRO-DAR-LGW route later this year.

https://www.logupdateafrica.com/air-tan ... r-aviation

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by mr02
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Kenya has once again denied Emirates a third frequency into the country citing restructuring at Kenya Airways. https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/news/Emirates-flight-licence-to-be-delayed-until-KQ-recovery/539546-5216782-4eyef4z/index.html Kenya airways dug their own grave long time ago with Naik...

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by mr02
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Government of South Africa confirms new bailout funds for SAA after CEO, Chairman resign over delays https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news-fast-news/saa-gets-state-funds-after-ceo-chairman-quit/ Ohh dear! Clearly, who is dealing with all SAA issues right now? How do you see SAA future, with or without A3...

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by mr02
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25780

Re: SAA Leasing A350

I don't see them replacing the A330s soon-they are less than 10 years old. If they do we'll have to wait until the turnaround strategy is fully implemented after 2021. I don't think anyone is suggesting replacing the A330s anytime soon. The 5 A330-200s are between 7 and 9 years old, while the A330-...

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by mr02
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

NAIROBI, July 23 (Reuters) - Kenya’s parliament voted on Tuesday to nationalise the country’s main airline Kenya Airways to save it from mounting debts. The loss-making airline, which is 48.9% government-owned and 7.8% held by Air France-KLM, has been struggling to return to profitability and growt...

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by mr02
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25780

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Avianca out of Bogotá? The longest sector they operate is BOG-MUC which is 2,000nm shorter than JNB-JFK. Again, you're comparing airlines/aircraft that are flying 5,000nm as their longest stage length compared to 7,000nm. That's a massive difference. Never mind that Johannesburg is dramatically hot...

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by mr02
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... rom-airbus
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Air Tanzania to purchase 2 new A220-300 from Airbus.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... rom-airbus

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by mr02
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25780

Re: SAA Leasing A350

The payload penalty isn’t that severe, also Avianca flight out of Bogotá. I was just mentioning that aircraft because it performs a lot better than most twins. Both the A359 and 35K can do all of South Africans routes with a moneymaking payload Avianca out of Bogotá? The longest sector they operate...

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by mr02
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25780

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Will they retire 2 leased a340s or store the owned ones once the A359 starts revenue service?

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by mr02
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ps-in-4q19
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I'm sure y'all have seen this but for those who didn't here it is. QR beginning 3× flights to Gaborone via JNB. Does anyone know whether QR has rights to pick up passengers for the JNB-GBE leg?

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ps-in-4q19

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by mr02
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

nairobby wrote:
Summer season is in full swing at KQ. Paris and Amsterdam getting 2 extra flights weekly on top of the daily schedule. JFK now served daily.

Any news regarding Mikosz's replacement?

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by mr02
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18619

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like Ethiopian Airlines are in talks with the government of Nigeria to set up an airline. The report in the link below does not say if this will be tied to the Nigeria Air project that was announced and suspended last year or if this will be a new project. https://punchng.com/ethiopian-air...

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by mr02
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18619

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

:arrow: Air Peace to partner on Johannesburg, Mumbai routes https://guardian.ng/business-services/aviation-business/air-peace-to-partner-on-johannesburg-mumbai-routes/ Good luck to air peace and I hope they succeed on these routes. Guangzhou will be tough one since Air Madagascar,Egyptair,Ethiopian...

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by mr02
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://m.fin24.com/Economy/saa-board-c ... s-20190711

This is a clear indication of how dire the situation at SAA really is.
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B747-437B wrote:
South African Airways board Chairman has also resigned.

https://m.fin24.com/Economy/saa-board-c ... s-20190711

This is a clear indication of how dire the situation at SAA really is.

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by mr02
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -late-1q20
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LAM Mozambican Airlines might start flight to LIS according to the President.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -late-1q20

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by mr02
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/i ... e-28718867
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SAA will codeshare with GOL in Brazil.

https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/i ... e-28718867

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by mr02
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Is BA flying to Tanzania?

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by mr02
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 8808

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://ibb.co/6mkbctF Just thought it was interesting how Royal Air Maroc's long haul operation has expanded over the years. I screenshots this from flightradar and counted 8 of RAM's 787 in the air right now. 4 of them the new 787-9. Impressive, but all of them outside Africa! :crying: JNB could ...

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by mr02
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 8808

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

eastafspot wrote:
mr02 wrote:
Egypair is underrated.

Really? Out of curiosity, why do you think so? Because they are expanding in Africa (DLA soon and KGL recently), or just renewing quickly their fleet?

I meant that they don't receive the recognition that ET,KQ or SA get.

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by mr02
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25780

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Let's assume worst case. In regular lease price topic, it's been assumed it costs around 1 m USD per month to lease A350. Let's assume A340-600 value is nil (I guess it would be a bit higher, but worst case, A359 would be probably a bit higher than 1m). Let me assume as well, that it's just the fue...

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by mr02
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 8808

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://newsaero.info/airlines/egyptair ... ?true=1919

Egypair is underrated.
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eastafspot wrote:
:arrow: Egyptair receives its fourth 787-9:
https://newsaero.info/airlines/egyptair ... ?true=1919

Egypair is underrated.

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by mr02
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

The CEO of Fastjet is stepping down and will take over as CEO of SAA's Mango subsidiary in September. Nico Bezuidenhout was part of the launch management team of Mango and has also served multiple times as Acting CEO of SAA itself. Mark Hurst will replace Nico at Fastjet. https://www.reuters.com/ar...

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by mr02
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

eastafspot wrote:
PM wrote:
They are facing court cases in both Germany and Zimbabwe.

In Zimbabwe too? what's this about?

Some Zimbabwean family claimed they were racially discriminated against. I can't remember if it was in Namibia or Germany. But they almost had their aircraft seized.

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by mr02
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18619

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

There is a short headline on CAPA (I can't read the whole article) that Air Senegal is going to get a 2nd A330. Where are they going to use this aircraft? Is there any demand between Dakar and any city other than Paris? How is their Paris flight doing? Any other news on Air Senegal? How many A330ne...

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by mr02
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18619

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm surprised Air Peace didn't get first place.

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by mr02
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 18619

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Regarding fuel in Nigeria,how come is it so expensive as they have the largest oil deposits and produce the most oil in at Africa.

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by mr02
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

I think Air Namibia's fleet should be 100% ERJs. Its cheaper and they can expand regionally with them. Does anyone know how is their WDH-FRA route doing? WDH-FRA is usually half empty and is heavily loss-making. The A330-200 is too big and / or there is now too much competition. (I'm flying to Euro...

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by mr02
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25780

Re: SAA Leasing A350

x1234 wrote:
If they want to save more fuel they should get more A350's or A332's. Their A332 can actually make JNB-HKG as DL used to operate the A332 to the limit with DTW-PEK (similar distance).

It's impossible out of Jnb. Even if it could it would take a heavy payload hit.

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by mr02
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25780

Re: SAA Leasing A350

MoKa777 wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Reported config is C30Y246 which if correct is quite low density.


That does seem too low. Especially in J.

Is it Hong Kong airlines' configuration or SAA's own?

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by mr02
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25780

Re: SAA Leasing A350

I'm assuming they'll be operated on JNB-Guangzhou,JFK-JNB, and JNB-HKG.

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by mr02
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Namibia is ranked, 3rd best regional in Africa according to Skytrax. Very frustrating. I live in Namibia. When Air Namibia fly, they are good but their cancellation record is atrocious and getting worse. I'm sending a dozen people to Cape Town in November. SW is cheaper than SA but we can't ris...

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by mr02
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Currently at the Bidvest Lounge, Taken 1h ago: Does anyone know why she is parked so far or not with other international airlines staying iddle all day? https://nsm09.casimages.com/img/2019/06/28//19062804390223957916291070.jpg This photo is for 3BNBE :smile: https://nsm09.casimages.com/img/2019/06...

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by mr02
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Currently at the Bidvest Lounge, Taken 1h ago: Does anyone know why she is parked so far or not with other international airlines staying iddle all day? https://nsm09.casimages.com/img/2019/06/28//19062804390223957916291070.jpg That looks like an A330, which QR don't use on their scheduled flights ...

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by mr02
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Do you think a 2 stop will work? It just seems a little bit overwhelming. It works everywhere else ET operates their "triangle" flights, so no reason it won't work here with the domestic feed into Beira. The network effect at Addis is humongous. So is that why ET utilises so many widebody...

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by mr02
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

B747-437B wrote:
GRJGeorge wrote:
Also read somewhere that ET plans to start ADD-BEW (Beira, Mozambique) soon, but nothing confirmed.


It's confirmed. Flights are already on sale. Will operate 3x weekly via Blantyre (ADD-BLZ-BEW-ADD).

Do you think a 2 stop will work? It just seems a little bit overwhelming.

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by mr02
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16760

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

I do wonder what was pulling the strings behind this order. The fact that Airbus states they didn't even receive an invite to bid leaves one to think was this a PR stunt or was the price so low they knew it would be an insult to ask Airbus to match... The price must have been rock bottom. And I dar...

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by mr02
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23271

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like Air Zimbabwe is so desperate that they want to block foreign carriers from serving other Zimbabwean airports. We all know this won't save them from their current situation and most people will use fastjet to travel within Zimbabwe if this is actually approved. Oh,are they still operating?...

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by mr02
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 26969

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

When is the TC DAR-JNB starting? And are they still going to use the 787?

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by mr02
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4458

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Why don't they just get the A380? It would ease the congestion.

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by mr02
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4749

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

Since when is QR unprofitable? Since the Gulf blockade started 2 years ago. The current blockade is having an impact; I don't want to dismiss it, but QR must be run as a business. Reports 2013 and earlier were sketchy. There is also an overall problem with the ME3. EY is losing money by the ship lo...

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by mr02
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4458

Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

So,JAL received their first A359 which they will operate on the NRT-FUK route which seems a bit excessive since JAPAN is an island. Why do they operate WB aircraft on domestic routes when they could just operate normal NB aircraft? https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/78964-jal-japan-airlines-tak...

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by mr02
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4749

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

acavpics wrote:
mr02 wrote:
Since when is QR unprofitable?


Since the Gulf blockade started 2 years ago.

How are they dealing with the blockade and why was there a blockade imposed on Qatar?

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