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by MettP
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 57120

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Wizz has long-term problems in Prague, as someone has mentioned already, they closed their base here a few years ago. However, the main reason for that wasn’t that the routes were unsuccessful, rather Wizz couldn’t bear that PRG airport required normal fees from them and generally didn’t provide the...

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by MettP
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of JFK Airport (future routes, future airlines Etc)
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Re: Future of JFK Airport (future routes, future airlines Etc)

Czech Airlines want to return when they get their recently ordered A321XLRs. But that should be in 2025, which is quite far in the future...

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by MettP
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 160308

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

American can connect the entire country to those places in Europe from ORD and PHL. Delta cannot really do that from JFK. Some of these extensions are truly astonishing. Is Delta’s regional network from JFK as bad? What I was thinking about are the US regional airports, from which passengers have t...

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by MettP
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20131

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

Noone has mentioned Smartwings, they have 7 MAX stored and 32 on order, of which at least 15 are already manufactured and could have been delivered. Also OK are greatly affected, as they are a member of the Smartwings group. Especially in the summer, when QS fly many seasonal routes and charters, th...

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by MettP
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 160308

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

PHL-PRG is really an interesting story. As Prague doesn’t have any year-round transatlantic service, AA can be really succesful there, even though the service won’t be fully year-round. I wonder if Delta (and SkyTeam in general) will notice any change in their demand to/from PRG. Delta seems to be r...

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by MettP
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?
Replies: 53
Views: 10599

Re: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?

Well, South Korea is only 16th biggest trade partner for the Czech Republic, Japan is 20th with just around 15% lower volume of trade, so the difference is not as big. Japan is much more interesting for Czech tourists than South Korea as well. Also Prague airport lists Tokyo among unserved routes wi...

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by MettP
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?
Replies: 53
Views: 10599

Re: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?

OK's ICN route is really a legacy from its partial ownership by Korean Air. Now that KE no longer owns any of OK, I am not sure if that route (and the leased A333) will stay for long. Korean tourists to Central Europe will most likely prefer to fly on KE. OK can code share on KE's flight. I think t...

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by MettP
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?
Replies: 53
Views: 10599

Re: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?

Indeed. In the case of OK, the only reason why they have the single widebody is because KE can't serve PRG often enough due to the bilateral. Call upon their Skyteam partner to fly the route as well, maximizes what they can do. OK ordered 3 321XLRs. JFK, YYZ and YUL are the likely places they'll go...

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by MettP
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?
Replies: 53
Views: 10599

Re: Future of long haul services with just one widebody?

I can’t imagine it makes economic sense to buy a single WB and operate a route like this, so I doubt poor performance or losing money will result in ending service. It seems like a lot of these carriers serve the routes for political/prestige type reasons. Sometimes its for strategic purposes, such...

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by MettP
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 9937

Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

In my opinion, CSA just declared, they do not need A321XLR: they pushed delivery far to 2025: there is enough time to change the decision, think what to do with the aircraft or find another buyer for the aircraft. CSA had an order of 7 Airbus A320NEO which they did not want to. So, what did, they r...

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by MettP
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 9937

Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

It was reported in czech media that CSA want to lease two more A220s, with delivery in early 2021. So at that time, they should have six aircrafts of this type in the fleet, which will operate primarily on the routes which are now operated by their ATRs. Both pieces of information were confirmed by ...

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by MettP
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 9937

Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

I think even three aircrafts are success. Frankly, I wouldn’t expect them to start any other long-haul route besides JFK, which always finds enough demand. But on the other hand, considering how far 2025 is, many changes can happen, probably India will become an interesting market and there it might...

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by MettP
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 9937

Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

I also think KSC will do well, especially considering that CSA should be able to cut prices thanks to lower operating costs of A220 in comparison with ATRs. WAW is the same case, although there is strong competition from LOT, there should be the advantage of lower costs. Other destinations where the...

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