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by CDGIAD
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2009
Views: 480054

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

[url][/url] G'day https://img.blick.ch/incoming/16910209-v1-italy.jpeg?imwidth=1000&ratio=FREE&x=0&y=0&width=2048&height=1448&imdensity=1 The Swiss tabloid "Blick" has posted an alternative livery for ITA. Well, the tabloid is known for posting stories before they h...

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by CDGIAD
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2009
Views: 480054

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

MilleMiglia survives the Alitalia-SAI closure. You can still earn miles flying Air France, KLM and MEA, and some non-airline partners. SkyPriority will still work with those airlines if you have status with MilleMiglia. Also curious, the Alitalia logo is now gone from the Alitalia.com website, repl...

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by CDGIAD
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no E195 painted in newest Austrian's livery ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Why no E195 painted in newest Austrian's livery ?

A321Lufthansa wrote:
OE-LWD was to be repainted in March 2020 but was postponed to March 2022 due to the pandemic. Now it seems to be postponed again...


Postponed for 2 years and postponed again, how often must an aircraft be repainted from a maintenance point of view?

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by CDGIAD
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no E195 painted in newest Austrian's livery ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Why no E195 painted in newest Austrian's livery ?

Weren't they supposed to get rid of their A319 by transfering them to LH Cityline?
I still see they're flying a couple of them.
The E195 has a pretty close seat capacity.

Both their fleet and liveries need rationalizing it seems.

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by CDGIAD
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no E195 painted in newest Austrian's livery ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Why no E195 painted in newest Austrian's livery ?

Austrian Airlines recently retired the Dash Q400 and replaced it with E195 it got from LH (among others).

Why are all of them still wearing the older livery with half red engines and smaller Austrian titles ?



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by CDGIAD
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10325

Re: Icelandair new livery ?

BasilFawlty wrote:
Which is ofcourse a photoshop...


Yes.
But it pretty clearly indicates the yellow will disappear, if even the Boeing fleet has the same logo than the Dash8 ex Air Iceland.

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by CDGIAD
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10325

Re: Icelandair new livery ?

On Twitter Icelandair just posted a pic of a 737Max wing with the winglet in blue and white only...

https://twitter.com/Icelandair/status/1428658001351782401?s=19

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by CDGIAD
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10325

Re: Icelandair new livery ?

When i saw the revised logo being white instead of gold lettering i did ask them on Twitter if that meant a livery change and the response i got was a response like. A conspiracy theorist might take that like to be an affirmative but I will take it to mean you never know. So that's the closest form...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10325

Re: Icelandair new livery ?

I would imagine a rebranding exercise is the last thing on any airline's 'to do' list right now. Even airlines who started a repainting programme just before Covid have made very little progress. Agreed. But if they are to receive new 737 Max soon, we should find out. 757 are on their way out, and ...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10325

Re: Icelandair new livery ?

Seems like they just placed their logo ontop of the Air Iceland Connect livery Sure they did, but then why adopt the same colors on your corporate twitter account ? It looks like the corporate Twitter account by is celebrating LGBTQ+. The logo is probably in white so it is more visible against the ...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10325

Re: Icelandair new livery ?

kriskim wrote:
Seems like they just placed their logo ontop of the Air Iceland Connect livery


Sure they did, but then why adopt the same colors on your corporate twitter account ?

Or they could have used yellow decals on the tail for the Q400 to Match the rest of the fleet.

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by CDGIAD
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10325

Icelandair new livery ?

Recently on Twitter I saw Icelandair changed their tail logo color to blue and white instead of blue and yellow. Then I saw this picture of the Q400 in revised livery after the integration of Flugfelag Islands. Is there a plan to adopt this livery for all FI's planes? Currently there are 3 different...

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 70869

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

oldJoe wrote:
CDGIAD wrote:
Any update/pictures of the first A220 for Air France?
It's due in September theoretically.


hope the link satisfy you :lol:

https://corporate.airfrance.com/en/news/air-france-prepares-arrival-airbus-a220


It does!
Saw it on Twitter just today.

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by CDGIAD
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 70869

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Any update/pictures of the first A220 for Air France?
It's due in September theoretically.

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by CDGIAD
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 233
Views: 70857

Any update on Air France's first A220 ?

The first aircraft is due to arrive in September as per the announcement.

Any pictures of the (partly painted) frame or any updates on its production status?

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by CDGIAD
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737's main landing gear length
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: 737's main landing gear length

Why would the NG need the MAX engines? The MAX accommodates the MAX engines, so there is no issue there. Of course the NG doesn't need the Max engines. I just wondered if the landing gear modification was only implemented for the Max, as even for the NG, especially the 739 we heard it was too low a...

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by CDGIAD
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737's main landing gear length
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: 737's main landing gear length

That's exactly what they did. The NG main gear is located 24.5cm outboard relative to the earlier models. So the NG is higher vs the ground than the classic? Interesting. Still nowhere near enough to accommodate the Max engines. Why would the NG need the MAX engines? The MAX accommodates the MAX en...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737's main landing gear length
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: 737's main landing gear length

But when designing the NG, with the need to fit bigger engines and airstairs being discontinued because of weight, why didn't Boeing lengthen a bit the main gear by moving it 15-20cm outboard of each wing. That's exactly what they did. The NG main gear is located 24.5cm outboard relative to the ear...

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737's main landing gear length
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

737's main landing gear length

The 737 having a too short landing gear keeps popping up. The first versions (732, 733, 734 and 735) had engines that were smaller in diameter, and the short landing gear allowed integrated airstairs which were popular at the time. But when designing the NG, with the need to fit bigger engines and a...

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss unveils Premium Economy
Replies: 37
Views: 7546

Re: Swiss unveils Premium Economy

It does look good and more comfortable than LH/OS Y+ seats, but the total lack of divider certainly removes a lot of the premium aspect. Meals look more like business Class than Economy, again the opposite of LH.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13946

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

Not bad, but it would be more coherent if the wings on both sides of the titles were red and gold instead.

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by CDGIAD
Thu May 20, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59445

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

When do you think we may see the first 789 repainted in LH livery? Not before last quarter. At the moment everybody is scrambling to get as much information and hands-on experience with the planes as possible, as a lot of things have to get startet. It would be a mayor hassle if you would take the ...

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by CDGIAD
Wed May 19, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59445

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Noshow wrote:
Before year's end.
Obviously since the planes will be delivered at that time, I meant can we expect to see a fully painted one by the summer before it undergoes interior modifications and such.

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by CDGIAD
Tue May 18, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 283
Views: 59445

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

When do you think we may see the first 789 repainted in LH livery?

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by CDGIAD
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 161
Views: 33890

Re: Air France planes' names

Does anyone else feel that on the 772/W the AIRFRANCE titles should be brought more towards doors L/R1 rather than starting halfway between that and L/R2? Like on the 350 and 787. I agree with you. I think it's probably done so that the titles are fully visible when the jetway is attached to door L...

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by CDGIAD
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41428

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Does anyone have updates on the testing and production?
when is FedEx due to receive its first plane?

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by CDGIAD
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 161
Views: 33890

Re: Air France planes' names

Well, as much as I like the winged seahorse nicknamed "Shrimp" in French, having it in big instead of the Skyteam logo+at the plane door+on the engines+the winglets is too much. The Skyteam logo should have remained where it was. Nice having the bigger AF title though. Moving the AFKL logo...

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by CDGIAD
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no logo on winglets on LH A330/A340 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3370

Re: Why no logo on winglets on LH A330/A340 ?

Thanks for your replies.
Ok so the idea to differentiate older from newer ones makes sense, with LH I knew there was a valid reason.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no logo on winglets on LH A330/A340 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3370

Why no logo on winglets on LH A330/A340 ?

Hi, LH new livery has the LH crane on winglets of A320neo/21neo, A350, CRJ900 but strangely all repainted A330/A340 have fully white winglets. Does anybody know why that is ? I wonder if it has anything to do with the winglets not being really straight up on these planes, resulting on the logo looki...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?
Replies: 28
Views: 4578

Re: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?

I would say the seven sisters would be AF, LH, KL, Swissair, SN , AZ and IB. That's the airlines that come to mind when thinking about big European airlines. Old travel agencies signs I remember usually displayed at least AF, LH, AZ and Swissair, sometimes alson the 3 others I mentionned. Strangely ...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 161
Views: 33890

Re: Air France planes' names

Air France second A330 has been named it's now known as CAEN Airbus 330-200 F-GZCF AVIGNON F-GZCJ CAEN Airbus 350-900 F-HTYA TOULOUSE F-HTYB LYON F-HTYC SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION F-HTYD NICE F-HTYE BORDEAUX F-HTYF MARSEILLE Boeing 777-200 F-GSPL BIARRITZ Boeing 787-9 F-HRBJ SAINT EMILION Airbus 321...

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by CDGIAD
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.
Replies: 47
Views: 16398

Re: EasyJet 'hanging by a thread'.

Comparatively with AF, BA or LH, EZY should be in a better position. It flies short and medium haul only, with many domestic flights or flights within the EU where borders reopened (until quarantines were reinstated). Also they rely less on business passengers. If EZY is hanging by a thread, then ho...

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by CDGIAD
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Zurich Airport website no longer providing planes' registrations
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Zurich Airport website no longer providing planes' registrations

Just go to https://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/en/passengers/experience/experiences/spotter-information and activate the spotter mode. You will then see types, regs and even most non-commercial flights such as positioning flights and even general aviation flights. Thanks a lot! And many useful spottin...

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by CDGIAD
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Zurich Airport website no longer providing planes' registrations
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Zurich Airport website no longer providing planes' registrations

Just checked for an upcoming flight, and noticed Zurich airport website no longer provides aircraft type and registration for flights.

When did that change?

Only AMS and FRA are still providing this info to the public. Or am I missing some.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6866

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

Average load factor of 50% is not bad taking into account the fact that travellers can only be Europeans/Canadians returning home and students starting college abroad. On CDG-YUL sector on an A321neo with 2 flights per week that's about 200 people. AF and AC are there too. Somehow I'm still wonderin...

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by CDGIAD
Thu May 21, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41428

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

When is FedEx supposed to receive its first SkyCourier ?

It will look even better painted.
Really like that Beechcraft's pointy nose.

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by CDGIAD
Sun May 17, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41428

Re: First SkyCourier Wings Mated

A positive news, very welcome at the moment.
Nice that the first wasn't postponed too much after the fire at the plant and then the covid.
Hope this program is successful beyond Fedex, and the aircraft is used for passenger services as well.

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by CDGIAD
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4965

If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

Question is in the title.
What are your thoughts about it?

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by CDGIAD
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

Re: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?

Thanks.
The lease rates must be pretty reasonable, there are many 738 on the 2nd hand market, especially at the moment.
Will they be fully painted ?
How far can the 738 fly on the east coast? EWR,IAD or only YUL, YYZ and BOS ?

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by CDGIAD
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?

Hi all, On another famous airlines pictures site, there's a pic of a 738 registered TF-KEX with Icelandair titles. Flightradar24 tells me this plane flies to Scandinavia since the beginning of April. Was this lease planned to cover for the max? I bet FI is using this plane to Europe as the pax volum...

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by CDGIAD
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 618
Views: 102821

Re: Air France & KLM - Master Thread

KFTG wrote:
I'm sorry, what is the logic in retiring the A319 fleet but keeping A318, A320, A321?


2 reasons that i can think of:

Most A319 are older than the A318.

Seat count is almost the same (130 vs 140 or so) but A318 a bit lighter some a slight gain in landing fees.

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by CDGIAD
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 4032

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

Air Tahiti Nui would be one of the most complicated one.

I read here that AA tail was expensive and complicated to apply due to the gradients.

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by CDGIAD
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 13246

Re: MEA new livery

The wavy lines on the fuselage remind a lot of Royal Air Maroc new livery.
The half tree is bad, unless you know the flag of Lebanon you don't know what it is unless seen from up close.

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by CDGIAD
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom updated livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3367

Tarom updated livery

Tarom has updated their livery as seen on one of their new ATR 72. They've adopted the current trend of QF, LH, EI, A3 and an oversized logo. I do like the silver details on the bird and circles. The beige part looks weird though, should be silver as well. https://twitter.com/airplusnews/status/1229...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 55957

Re: Aegean new livery

DID YOU DESIGN IT? You know that you’ve got the gift? Overall it works. And overall it’s great given the old The truth is BAD design can be effective. And great design can be ineffective! The hard part is achieving both! The very FIRST thing is what the client asks for! For example there are a few ...

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by CDGIAD
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Gowair Vacation Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: Status of Gowair Vacation Airlines

So, no one knows if they stopped flying or not?

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by CDGIAD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA

Thanks I didn't know this website.
It also says "Ultimo volo di linea" translated as Last Scheduled Flight...

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by CDGIAD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Status of Alitalia's 77W EI-WLA

I saw on flightradar that AZ 77W EI-WLA flew FCO-AUH 3 weeks ago and hasn't flown since.

Did they remove it from service or is it there for maintenance ?
I found an article from January 2020 rumouring AZ might get rid of several A32X, 2 or 3 A330 and this 77W to cut costs.

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by CDGIAD
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Why is UX using a widebody on its MAD-AMS route ?

UX has many domestic flights such as MAD-BCN or MAD-TFS using a widebody, I understand there's either a big touristic demand or cargo contract. But I was wondering about the reason why UX is using a widebody at least once a day on its MAD-AMS route (are the Netherlands such a popular destination fro...

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by CDGIAD
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 55957

Re: Aegean new livery

I'm really impressed by how they managed to keep the secret with no leaks.
Of course A3 remains a small airline, that probably helped. There were leaks for UA,LH,EI new liveries.

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