Seven ex-Braniff (!) A320s with IAE. Average = 30 years old. How many more hours / cycles can these old birds have in them? I dont know if those airframes are would be still usable in the next 1 year :roll: LOL there are plenty of acceptably new A320-232/233 in the market these days, while choosing...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:I feel any resurrection of Flybe should not use that name but bring back the AirUK name with a new branding. Just a shame that Vistara have got the UK flight code.
Official registered company names were: [ Intra Aviation + Express Air ] -> Jersery European Airways Ltd -> Jersey European Airways ( UK ) Ltd -> FlyBE Ltd ( in administration ) Spacegrand Ltd -> Walker Aviation Ltd -> FlyeBE Group Ltd -> FlyeBE Group PLC ( not in administration ) Lorendene Ltd -> ...Jump to post
I have vague recollections of a flight from South-East Asia (perhaps SIN, BKK, KUL, etc.) going to Europe, most likely LHR, and had a medical diversion to somewhere in Central Asia (e.g. NQZ, ALA, etc.). Due to the runway length, the aircraft couldn't take off with a full load of passengers so many...Jump to post
LONDON (Reuters) - Luis Gallego, who took over as CEO of IAG ICAG.L last month, stamped his mark on the airlines group on Monday by promoting Aer Lingus boss Sean Doyle to lead British Airways, replacing Alex Cruz with immediate effect. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iag-moves-idUSKBN26X0KR Can...Jump to post
BA had its collection at Cosford, but pulled the sponsorship (funding) in 2006, with the major exhibits ending up being scrapped. I don’t know who or what G-CIVB museum will be going to, but I hope it will be funded and not left to rot and thus being eventually scrappedJump to post
I don't think LH targets connecting traffic in XRY. XRY is big for German tourists (FRA-XRY already flown by Condor and TUI), so they are tapping on that market due to reduction in business traffic. I said it was a bonus this does not mean the sole reason. I don’t disagree regarding the tourists. I...Jump to post
Good news for XRY. Second new airline at the airport in a relatively small amount of time as Binter is also starting flights there this fall. Quite impressive for an airport that size. XRY is a great little airport, provided you don’t have to wait for the non eu baggage on belt 4/5, you can be off ...Jump to post
LEY would make sense to move AMS Transavia operations. Most Transavia routes at AMS are also flown by KLM. So now there is AMS-BCN on both KLM and Transavia. With LEY open, KLM could keep AMS-BCN (the core, connecting route), and Transavia could move to LEY-BCN. A lot of connecting traffic is sold ...Jump to post
I see there is a TUI Max (G-TUMF) heading into AGP as I write, anyone know the reason? Heading elsewhere for mods?Jump to post
ChrisEtihad272 wrote:i worked at Manchester airport, i seen the state of the aircraft when PIA used to Land, if i was VS i would use old aircraft
Not just the UK... The UK says all those returning from Spain must self-isolate for 14 days from Sunday. This includes the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, although those destinations are not included in the UK's new general warning to avoid all but essential travel to mainland Spain. Norway has...Jump to post
Would be cool to let Banksy do a farewell 747 mural on some wall around LHR. Oh dear God!!!! Hasn’t 2020 caused enough suffering? Besides some of the world tails the fleet wore during the Utopia years were art enough for one lifetime. Why do you say that ? I bet he could come up some amazing BA 747...Jump to post
It’s been going around the Kazakh threads on FB for several weeks. So they change the one for Astana to NQZ, what about Atyrau (currently GUW) and Aktau (currently SCO)?Jump to post
GDB wrote:AstanaMagic wrote:
Why not call the RAF A330 'Air Force Dominic', the one who is in charge?
I’d rather see the spend on tarting up an existing aircraft (whether it’s leased or not) than buying 2 new A350’s or a used VIP A319/Boeing BBJ as other EU states have done.
It’s no surprise Jimmy Cranky’s party is up in arms...
This happened yesterday too, several flights routed back to their origin, including BY flight ex MAN-LPAJump to post
RvA wrote:Did BA stop flying to SYD?
This is something it will take years to sort out. It´s basically a cultural heritage from the times IB was a state company. Newer staff, I think, are friendly and more pro-active; although I must say, if you speak Spanish, it helps a lot - but they mostly fly domestic and european flights. I do spe...Jump to post
My guesses for inflight services: -In business class: New blankets and new business kits (already implemented, although contents are a downgrade from the L'Occitanie products that they had before) -Economy: Will probably be downgrades on what they already offered dressed up as improvements. :duck: ...Jump to post
I knew they tried N they failed but was years ago. IMO IB has improved a lot, product, service,ounctuallity...I spend 120 days per year travelling to Europe N America mainly un IB/UX/BA and I hace to say that BA/IB are pretty much the same. Maybe they would have a chance...but Ib has always been ve...Jump to post
I could see growing in HOU or YUL in North América but where I see a great potential is in Africa. Ib can deploy a much cheaper 321lr to most Africa where the likes of AF/LH need to use wide birds. Ib and Mad could work as a real hub for Africa-Europe- America IB tried this and it didn’t work out. ...Jump to post
Bek Air loose their IATA code
https://www.inform.kz/en/iata-recalls-b ... e_a3605047
These ZZZ frames are the ones with GE90-77B engines? KrisYYZ Close - 76B engines. Then G-VIIA to -O (plus - RAES) have 85B engines, and the rest of the -VIIx frames are 90B engines. Afterward, with the YMM units, BA went to the RR Trent 895-17. Did any other carrier opt for the Trent 895? Does anyo...Jump to post
It’s that time of the year to expect storms and flooding is common, as others have said, they are as prepared for rain as the UK is for snow. I read recently on Gulf News that the UAE and Oman has spent a small fortune cloud seeding - you reap what you sow?Jump to post
Rossiya747 wrote:I found the Afrosiyab trains to be quite nice (and cheap).
The Iberia Express services are hopeless Have to agree both I2 and IB service quality are more than hopeless - based on my own personal experience (over 250 flights in the last 10 years, mostly in J). I remember well and travelled frequently, on the direct flights to JFK, LAX, BGI, HKG and ISB, whe...Jump to post
Rossiya747 wrote:UK78702 has gone back to TAS. Interestingly, I met a few Japanese tourists in Uzbekistan.
Yes, I flew several times on the BA 757’s out of TLV to Gatters From the timetables I’ve got of the era, I can’t see that they ever did regular services. Slightly off topic but there were four BA 757s based at Gatwick full time in the late 90s. Moscow, Tel Aviv and Frankfurt were amongst the routes ...Jump to post
Armenia needs the FX, the foreign tourism brings, but is lacking in decent services. I visited with the family several years ago during school half term, when we lived in the UAE. We are Russian speakers, so it was not problem, cost of living is very reasonable, but not many people speak English. Li...Jump to post
TK, I need to get to TAS on twice monthly, with the long taxi times in the new IST, and long distances between gates, it’s almost impossible to make tight connections. TK offer a 1 hr connection which I have now missed 3 times. Currently I am avoiding TK for this reason and flying via TSE with KC, a...Jump to post
I concur that there are probably more urgent infrastructure projects in Israel than building another airport. However, I was under the impression Nevatim (LLNV) was supposed to be designated a future gateway? It has suitable runways and it's a reasonable drive from Tel Aviv down Highway 6? Could any...Jump to post
Also missing ISB, operates from LGW with a stop over in MAN, I caught this flight every month for a yearJump to post
Having used the new airport recently, my first reaction is that transiting from one flight to another is absolutely awful. I made two separate trips in J from AGP-GYD-AGP and AGP-IST-AGP, will with TK. Taxi times on the ground are up to 30 minutes from runway to gate, and despite quick transfer secu...Jump to post
I live in Souther Spain and I commute to my office in Dubai every month, as well as running around the Stans. I have the option to travel through MAD, but unfortunately I cannot stand IB (too many years of dreadful service) which, including price puts me off EK from MAD. I frequently fly BA into LGW...Jump to post
GBNWB wrote:I always thought IAG would open a Vueling base to try and fight it at MAN for shorthaul but I guess EZY, Jet2, RYR, TCX and TUI have it sewn up.
“Leaving” (the company) with a Golden Handshake, Fired or being moved to Level/Iberia? I also won’t be shedding any tears for Cruz, but he needs to be sent packing - the recent silence over the industrial action cancellations/reinstatement are unforgivableJump to post
LH658 wrote:They use to send the 747 to Islamabad.
Whilst I don’t ever see in today’s political climate happening, if it did, why THR? As a curve ball why not consider not KIH? KIH is a lot more relaxed than mainland Iran, it has the necessary runways (it’s a bit like an aircraft carrier), is sufficiently isolated from the mainland for the regime to...Jump to post
Kiev is nearly three hours (probably more on the westbound) and fares are routinely under £100. It can never have been profitable, I always assumed they got a cheeky subsidy from the government to keep it running for political reasons, given Ukraine’s position as a kind of buffer state between east...Jump to post