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by myki
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 50
Views: 9966

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

One thing that can increase yields is to make the JFK and BOS flights connect with the SYD, BNE and AKL flights. New York to Sydney is really expensive even in J Pre-Corona. Right now only the West Coast flights connect with the Oceania flights. Except for the Aussie & NZ borders being locked s...

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by myki
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 18916

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

https://news.klm.com/klm-adjusts-flight ... stination/

AMS-DXB will remain as is.
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KLM to split AMS-DMM-MCT to the following:

AMS-RUH-DMM-AUH
AUH-AUH-MCT-AUH-AMS
https://news.klm.com/klm-adjusts-flight ... stination/

AMS-DXB will remain as is.

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by myki
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 54550

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Does anyone know why the past two CX flights ex-ADL are originating in SYD? The first one was on the 12th (B77W) and the second one was today (A35K) It could be freight import/export or it could be a way to distribute arriving passengers in each port given the limits that apply now in each state. M...

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by myki
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base
Replies: 46
Views: 7505

Re: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base

India is surely one of those markets where you could connect directly between India and Europe on a new low cost carrier, saving one section of the trip? The labor costs in India are far cheaper and ATH to DEL is around 5000 km which is under the range of A320. I could see both scenarios happening....

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by myki
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi
Replies: 24
Views: 6232

Re: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

First flight took off today on the AUH-HBE route: https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/travel/air-arabia-abu-dhabi-s-maiden-flight-takes-to-the-skies-1.1049042 From what I heard it flew with 85% load factor Good start! Load factor doesn't mean much though, especially first flight. VIPs to cut a rib...

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by myki
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi
Replies: 24
Views: 6232

Re: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/tr ... -1.1049042
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First flight took off today on the AUH-HBE route: https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/tr ... -1.1049042

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by myki
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base
Replies: 46
Views: 7505

Re: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base

I am still skeptical about Wizzair's new venture taking into account the fact that AUH does not have the popularity among the western world that Dubai does...How are these 239seat-planes going to be filled during low season? Not to mention that the coronavirus story will drag on till next summer......

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by myki
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base
Replies: 46
Views: 7505

Re: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base

Nileblue wrote:
... the fact LCCs are not permitted to operate into CAI (without a notable need to change their business model), has also resulted in HBE acting as a defacto LCC airport for the price sensitive segment of the Cairo market.

Now it all makes sense ;)

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by myki
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base
Replies: 46
Views: 7505

Re: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base

I've never been, so perhaps someone here knows? What's the fascination with HBE? Etihad offered it seasonal, now Air Arabia Abu Dhabi are starting it this week, and now Wizz Air are giving it a crack. I would've thought Wizz might try the all-inclusive resorts of SSH to differentiate themselves, but...

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by myki
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 54550

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I haven't read much on this: why would VIC be stopling flights for six weeks when the sole purpose of quarantine, whether you have the virus or not, is to ensure you come out the other side virus-free? Because police and health resources rightly focused on the 1000 new cases they've had in the past...

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by myki
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 54550

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Perth to be capped at 525 international passenger arrivals per week https://twitter.com/6pr/status/1280349877197631490?s=21 So with VIC out of the picture for presumably six weeks and TAS and the NT presumably not taking any returning residents there will be a bit of a queue to get into the country...

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by myki
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi
Replies: 24
Views: 6232

Re: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Apparantly AUH-BEG has some healthy yields (we all know loads are irrelevant, it is the yield that is important), perhaps due to only 1 x A320 a day? Is there room for another? Maybe if it was once or twice a week. I had read that 3L wouldn't be on the same routes as EY, but it might be good to jump...

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by myki
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi
Replies: 24
Views: 6232

Re: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Egypt is up first out of AUH for 3L. Alexandria (HBE) to launch next week on Tuesday 14th July. I guess this means the end of seasonal flights by EY? I recall reading that they wouldn't compete. Coincidentally this is the base for Air Arabia Egypt. The following day is the first flight to Sohag (HMB...

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by myki
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 98674

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

During a cabinet meeting held today by the Prime Minister of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has been endorsed and given the status of 'National Carrier' in the UAE. Link/source: https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/wizz-air-abu-dhabi-endorsed-as-national-carrier-for...

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by myki
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Qantas have just made 6,000 of their people redundant and made many many more on extended stand down, though the retirement of the 747 in Qantas service is an end of an era, I doubt Qantas would want to be celebrating anything, even their own centenary celebrations have been mostly cancelled! Agree...

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by myki
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14036

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Do we know what percentage of their flight attendant group 1,050 is? I'm not sure how many cabin crew they have at QF. They may be the face of the airline with the only human interaction travellers have these days (everything else is online), but generally for an airline even adding cabin crew and ...

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by myki
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 98674

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Any sign of BUD-AUH and OTP-AUH starting soon ... and what of the Wizz Air Abu Dhabi base opening? It has gone all quiet in the media.

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by myki
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I was looking at going to Broome in late August until I realised Qantas wants to charge me over $1400 return from Melbourne (assuming the borders will open by then). Am I the only one who thinks fares like this are criminal? Especially in a time like this where we should be encouraging local touris...

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by myki
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?
Replies: 17
Views: 2464

Re: Will Emirates have to completely change business model?

32andBelow wrote:
I think Dubai will see a huge decline with global warming. Who is going to want to live and vacation in a place so hot?

As much as the government would like, Dubai is not the main destination of EK travellers. Yes, for many, but for most it is A via B to C, with B being DXB only.

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by myki
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time
Replies: 26
Views: 8974

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

As long as Islamic fundamentalists have even a tiny bit of influence on the Gulf countries or rather the Islamic countries in the world as a whole we won't see any normalization. Yes there's some undercover cooperation but officially all those countries want to see Israel being destroyed. I'm surpr...

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by myki
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time
Replies: 26
Views: 8974

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

In fact, a little step already happened with AI flights, but it doesn't seem to be enough, it probably needs to be a direct, explicit, move from an Arab nation (and air transport may well be either the driving force or the pretext). There are already flights from Arab nations - Egypt (4D as a wet-l...

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by myki
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time
Replies: 26
Views: 8974

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

Now a 789 in regular livery en route https://www.flightradar24.com/ETD9607/24a94698 I am assuming they are taking the 'back roads' because with the destination being TLV they can't get overfly rights of Saudia Arabia. Would that be right? Also, good to see that this time happy to fly loud and proud...

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by myki
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I think you're being overly generous assuming their load factors have been that high! I've spoken to a contact of mine at Melbourne airport and she told me QR's/EK's/EY's inbound loads are routinely low, some flights as low as 30 to 40 passengers. Their outbound loads also vary significantly too ap...

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by myki
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Qantas operated a MAA-PER repatriation flight early this morning, with MAA being just over 3300nm it could be possible for an airline such as Indigo when the A321XLR is available https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-zni Indigo timed to link up with Virgin Mk II through to ADL where there ...

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by myki
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 448
Views: 212954

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://gulfnews.com/uae/covid-19-uae-a ... 1205942234
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United Arab Emirates now allowing transit through AUH, DXB and SHJ which is good news for EK, EY, FZ and G9.

https://gulfnews.com/uae/covid-19-uae-a ... 1205942234

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by myki
Fri May 29, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26415

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

I personally feel that EY will fade away as an airline. This sums it up perfectly. Middle Eastern pride gets in the way, and would rather run it as a billion-dollar-a-year-loss than admit a failure. In saying that, it is needed for the city and emirate - how else would people visit? So will they ev...

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by myki
Thu May 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I see that BI are still flying BWN-MEL, and UL on CMB-MEL a few times a week. Any word on whether any of the smaller international players, or the big guys but those that have a handful of flights a week, will be making a return any time soon? I'm thinking the likes of Aircalin, Citilink, Nauru Air...

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by myki
Thu May 28, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I see that BI are still flying BWN-MEL, and UL on CMB-MEL a few times a week. Any word on whether any of the smaller international players, or the big guys but those that have a handful of flights a week, will be making a return any time soon? I'm thinking the likes of Aircalin, Citilink, Nauru Airl...

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by myki
Sat May 23, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26415

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

The "United" part comes from when it is a coincidence that each emirate (probably what would be called a 'state' in some other countries) happen to agree on the same thing. Not but agreeing together. Just by coincidence. This is why there are a few airlines with so many destinations within...

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by myki
Wed May 20, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11337

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

Suggest changing the title.

PPE and Hazmat suits are two different things. Clickbait?

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by myki
Tue May 19, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

As an avgeek (that's why we're on here), and a traveller, and for people's livelihood and the economy, I am hoping this is true. Baby steps will get things moving again. East coast capitals. Some regional routes. Then open up to the west. The NZ bubble. Pacific Islands. Vietnam and Taiwan. Keep grow...

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by myki
Mon May 18, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88899

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

considering their financial backers are almost exclusively dependent on oil which is going to 200%+ offset any gains made in fuel prices for EK and their fleet Just need to remember that the emirate of Dubai does not have oil, and has not had oil for a few years. The emirate of Abu Dhabi has the oi...

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by myki
Sun May 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88899

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I'm kind of surprised at this. I thought Emirates had deep pockets and would be able to weather this storm if any airline could. Just look at the GFC. There is a reason we have the Burj Khalifa and not the Burj Dubai. Yep, the Emirate of Dubai ran out of money so big daddy down the road with all th...

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by myki
Sat May 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I would hope after the administration period Scurrah can stay on at VA even it was a lower position, unfortunately the person who should be held accountable for all this mess is no longer at the airline. The fact that they aren't at said airline anymore means they were held accountable. Find them i...

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by myki
Sat May 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32961

Re: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Seniority can also be the worst way to do it, depending on the end goal. Do you want to cut numbers of staff, or do you want to save the most money? A 20-year employee in a role will cost more than a 1-year employee in a role purely due to pay rises over time. You would lose the experience, but expe...

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by myki
Thu May 14, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

more about ensuring the fundamentals for the Queensland economy remain strong, rather than loosing money by owning an airline.. Similarities to other airlines. If TN didn't exist, what would the economy of Papeete and surrounding islands be like? If EY was shut down due to billions of dollars of lo...

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by myki
Mon May 11, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.etihad.com/en/travel-update ... it-flights
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Another option for Brits to get back to the UK, and for Aussies to get back to the homelands with MEL-AUH-LHR-AUH-MEL on EY

https://www.etihad.com/en/travel-update ... it-flights

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by myki
Fri May 08, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

BA, Qatar alliance for Australian flights gets the go-ahead Not sure if many will be over the moon with this? https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/british-airways-qatar-joint-venture If LHR-SIN-SYD is still strong and is kept, not sure what would really change much. Perhaps an addition of LHR-DO...

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by myki
Wed May 06, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27344

Re: EK's possible future?

You don't understand. The reason EK's cargo could dominate is to provide a bottom rock price that resulted on losses just to keep the business going. Truth is, whichever cheaper options available. Those options gonna get popular. Southeast Asia/South Asia - Africa/Europe would also be a big factor ...

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by myki
Tue May 05, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68448

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

What would need to be considered once going further than an Australia-New Zealand bubble is that everyone agrees. For example, if Australia and New Zealand is expanded to include Vanuatu, great. If Vanuatu want to also include Fiji but New Zealand doesn't, what happens then? Kick Vanuatu out? Tough ...

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by myki
Mon May 04, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6707

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 54pjz.html

2 x DEL-SYD
1 x DEL-MEL
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Three Qantas flights to pick up Aussies stranded in India: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 54pjz.html

2 x DEL-SYD
1 x DEL-MEL

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by myki
Mon May 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 130
Views: 11929

Re: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020

Wizz Air will immediately zero out all routes to Dubai (DWC). The five routes will recommence to the UAE soon but instead to AUH, two of these being from Romania:

OTP-AUH from 03 June 2020
CLJ-AUH from 16 Sept 2020

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by myki
Mon May 04, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 98674

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

For many in the southern part of Dubai near the marina and expo site, it is a clear run at 140kmh limit to AUH in under an hour. It may take the same if not longer to get to DXB.

(This was the genius plan in opening DWC which is only 15mins away, however that plan seems to have fallen aside ...)

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by myki
Sun May 03, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27344

Re: EK's possible future?

Additional problem for EK is that they are located in a country that lives on and breathes oil. There is hardly any oil in the country. I recall reading somewhere (happy to be corrected!) that Abu Dhabi emirate has 20 years of oil left, so yes there is oil left in the country but doesn't mean they ...

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by myki
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 18916

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transpo ... -on-may-16

Now changed to June 16.

Rather than change it yet again, just be done with it and say July 01, same as EK.
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xwb777 wrote:
Etihad will resume normal pax operations from May 16.
https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transpo ... -on-may-16

Now changed to June 16.

Rather than change it yet again, just be done with it and say July 01, same as EK.

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by myki
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2858

Re: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?

Whether you agree or not, EK are known for their luxury offering (bar onboard, shower, First with sliding doors, etc.) which are things that a MAX wouldn't be able to offer. By keeping FZ separate, most people would understand that they are not getting on an EK flight and therefore will not have th...

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by myki
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116638

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Not relevant in either forum, their would probably be a VS forum though if you have a hunt through them. Relevant only in the sense that SQ has said no to an investment in VA, speculated because Temasek/SingGovt doesn't want to see bailout money going offshore. Yet at the same time Temasek is consi...

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by myki
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2858

Re: Could EK be considering narrowbodies/integrating FZ into their operation?

Whether you agree or not, EK are known for their luxury offering (bar onboard, shower, First with sliding doors, etc.) which are things that a MAX wouldn't be able to offer. By keeping FZ separate, most people would understand that they are not getting on an EK flight and therefore will not have the...

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by myki
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 98674

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

The first round of destinations is just moving flights from DWC to AUH: https://www.anna.aero/2020/04/24/wizz-air-first-routes-from-abu-dhabi-are-bucharest-budapest-and-sofia/ I understand this is all heresay for now, and not confirmed by Wizz Air yet, however it makes sense as they will already kno...

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