KFTG wrote:Because it's the top tourist destination in the world?
I read that all LATAM ETOPS problems are fixed. LA802 is blocked at 13 hours 15 minutes east-bound SYD-SCL (1000 to 0915) and LA803 is 14 hours 45 minutes west-bound SCL-SYD (0130 0615) in 2019. I wonder how much longer the flights is due to ETOPS 330 compared with QF27/28. LA802/LA803 will become ...Jump to post
Also wondering if it might be a destination one of the AirAsia or Jetstar brands jump on to. With HKG out of the picture, there's nothing further west than Manila. Could there be a market for SIN, KUL or SGN, even twice a week for weekend getaways, market both for GUM originating pax and GUM as a de...Jump to post
Himalayas is the barrier, the mountain range is mostly 20,000+ ft. In addition Tibet is restricted air space controlled by China. I'm not sure what is more of a barrier: Himalayas or Chinese regulations? :stirthepot: There are (minimal) KTM-LXA flights by CA and 3U, so there would be a route there,...Jump to post
I wonder if they will tap in to the Gulf market. With many parts of India being price sensitive, 9W disappearing (especially from AUH), Qatar having limited rights for QR to India, etc., there could be some opportunities to take the AirAsia brand a little further west.Jump to post
So,if ET decide to launch ADD-MEL,where do you think they'll have their stop-over? I don't expect ET to launch ADD-MEL or ADD-SYD anytime soon. I suspect they'll look to continue to expand capacity in Asia and Europe first. Their hub has reached critical mass, so to speak, and they'll look to expan...Jump to post
QR to replace A330 with A350 and 787, along with replacing A320 with A321 variants.
https://onemileatatime.com/qatar-airway ... 30s-a320s/
EY launching scheduled Al Ain - Jeddah service for Umrah
https://www.etihad.com/en-ae/about-us/e ... an-period/
Perhaps this can grab a share of the Umrah and Hajj travellers with the high Muslim population in URC travelling to JED/MED. Interesting idea :) Interesting idea indeed. However, Qatar Airways does not fly to JED/MED so I don't see it happening. Ahhhh, yes I had forgotten that. Well, if/when the bl...Jump to post
Let me make a radical guess. Urumqi is a major gateway of Western China, and since Air Arabia is pulling out of URC and they have some “special relations” (aka shareholding) with the hub operator or URC (CZ), will it be possible? I mean, seriously, that can be flown in an A320. Perhaps this can gra...Jump to post
AKL-JFK is 700 miles shorter than SIN-EWR. Difference is that EWR-SIN is a polar route while JFK-AKL will be fighting the jetstream the entire way. The air distance for JFK-AKL is significantly longer than EWR-SIN. I "think" I recall reading a while back when QF launched SYD-DFW that over...Jump to post
Interesting move: Taking CAA data for Dec 18/Jan 19/Feb 19 and pax movements between LON (LHR, LGW, STN) and each of DOH, AUH and DXB gives the following year on year movements: LON-DOH: Dec 18: +15%, Jan 19: +16%; Feb 19: +9% LON-AUH: Dec 18: +2%; Jan 19: +5%; Feb 19: (11)% LON-DXB: Dec 18; (8)%; ...Jump to post
myki wrote:Still no press release / announcement on this, however it makes sense that it would happen ... especially with LHR's "use it or lose it" policy.
In Australia, Qantas and Ansett did mystery flights. Perhaps someone knows if Australian Airlines (the original one) did as well?
They were as day trips, so would generally be somewhere close e.g. from MEL would be places such as HBA LST CBR ADL SYD. Not sure if they went any further.
lamiska wrote:I personally have no problem with it, I use my own smartphone or laptop with my own selection of entertainment during flight. Eventually people are going to prefer inflight wifi over limited selection in airplane TVs.
9W has suspended their India-AUH network: AUH-BLR AUH-BOM AUH-DEL AUH-PNQ https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/jet-airways-suspends-service-to-abu-dhabi-1.838538 EY have added an additional daily AUH-DEL mid-morning departure at similar times to what 9W were offering, plus an additional few-...Jump to post
With 9W dying a slow death, and may then be unable to get passengers from the regional airports to an EY station, perhaps EY can use the remaining bilaterals 'plug the holes' in the Indian network? There's a few spares lying around so why not replace 9W's once-a-day to Pune, and Goa a couple of days...Jump to post
The issue is that QR already flies to every major European City and many secondary ones. I simply don't see where else they would want to go. They might end up taking pax from the cities they already fly to rather than adding new capacity. The only real benefit would be adding capacity to the major...Jump to post
WRT: banks vs. govt vs. 9W, if EY didn't have a horse in the race, 9W would have dissolved months ago. If EY doesn't make this work, either (i) EY regresses to a regional carrier, like GF (Gulf Air), or (ii) .... errr.... EK "represents Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharja...Jump to post
What is your definition of "best"? And why is it lumped in with "and/or"? Where in AU or NZ? Why Rio or BUE? Basically you have Qantas (SYD-SCL), LATAM (MEL-SCL, SYD-AKL-SCL), Air NZ (AKL-BUE) or else via North America. Yep it depends how it is defined. If 'best' is defined as q...Jump to post
Closest departure points to Australia/NZ after EZE:
1 - SCL
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Air Seychelles to end Mahe SEZ - Abu Dhabi AUH route on 11 May 2019
https://www.airseychelles.com/en-ae/abo ... ation-plan