Doha-Brisbane? Not necessarily super large cities, but a route QR is fighting to start and up there as the biggest hole in their network. And they don't fly there due too the terrible relations between Qatar and Australia? 'Politics' doesn't mean terrible relations. Bilateral agreements restrict th...Jump to post
A route that is actually in demand and very profitable (feeds entire Europe + North America) is Mumbai in India. Very high shortage of capacity with Jet's demise. They should launch HEL-BOM instead. No one is going go fly BOM-HEL-KTM. And if not your implication, there is a plethora of ludicrous 9W...Jump to post
The 789 or 359 would be a much better fit on these routes, aside from Hajj and Umrah charters there's nowhere in their network, especially with their current business model, that requires a 77W's capacity.Jump to post
What about the possibility of ANA taking a couple more for high-density domestic flights (like the 747)? What about another carrier wanting to use it to test the capacity but not commit to full-price (SA? GA? NZ? TK?)? Would some of these make their way into IR's fleet (they flew 747s into Europe.....Jump to post
Why don't they just get the A380? It would ease the congestion. When they're packing 500+ seats into 777s there's no need. 4 engines for short domestic hops in this day and age of higher fuel prices and more concern for global warming, it would be a huge economic and PR loss. Likewise HND is not A3...Jump to post
Wonder why is BKK the one with the 5th freedom flights and not DMK. One would suppose if the Thai government wants to somehow protect TG, the 5th freedom would be limited to flights operating at the airport not hub of TG. If the 5th freedom flights were at DMK, TG would have a harder time. DMK is c...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:It would be no problem to convert them to freighters. Don't know if that will happen though, someone has to pay for the P2F STC, it has to be worth it.
Maybe they should stop complaining and adapt to compete?
Correct me if I'm wrong but this doesn't give AY an unfair advantage over KE & OZ.
sabby wrote:Does anyone know how the daily BKK-OSL route does year around ? They use the 77W in summer and 77E in other seasons. Seems a lot of seats in off season.
W6 I'm concerned for. They couldn't make PRG work, which should almost have been their 'bread and butter' kind of base. Expansion wise there's not a lot of Europe left for them, without facing the wrath of existing airlines. Realistically I'm struggling to see where they open significant new bases, ...Jump to post
They're doing better than many thought they would, simply by sticking around in certain markets. Though I'm still not convinced they can compete out of VIE long term, and the cracks are starting to appear. I can't see FR pulling the plug just yet and they can afford to burn cash to eliminate the com...Jump to post
What are Iran's bilateral flight agreements like? I can't imagine they have the possibility to enjoy EK/TK/QR style frequencies to many parts of the world.Jump to post
The market is amply covered by Russian charter airlines. It's a low yield market and I'm sure SU has bigger fish to fry these days.Jump to post
They don't have a KUL/DMK-JFK capable aircraft currently, neither do they have a capable aircraft on order.
Even if it were a one-stop, LAX, SFO, SEA and even YVR would be more suitable candidates to launch first..
Non story, free publicity sure, but little else to infer.
Realistically what new TATL routes can we expect from DL at BOS?Jump to post
It's very hard to say what the Plans are for the UAE, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar might be suffice to say they haven't as of yet merged. (which maybe they could and should do since their Turf is so close, ) They do not give the Idea that their total strategy is get known were they TO merge? They could bec...Jump to post
I really think that the best option for OH is a CLE-LGW nonstop with DY maybe 2 weekly to start until you build up market share. CLE has shown that it can not sustain flights to Europe on a narrow body even with a subsidy. The loyalty and traffic is not their so they have to point their efforts in ...Jump to post
The cargo infrastructure already in place at AMS and the cost and time of essentially moving it to GRQ, or anywhere else for that matter, means we aren't going to see a large scale abandonment of AMS by cargo carriers. The unique AMS flower facility alone means it's a non starter for many cargo airl...Jump to post
To be used on a Daily SVD-DTW? As delta are clearly neglecting this huge market out of pure spite towards DTW.Jump to post
Making DL at AMS larger than AA at LHR. This isn't quite true. Here are the totals from May through August of this year: AA to LHR: Flights = 5,166, Seats = 1,474,484 DL to AMS: Flights = 5,080, Seats = 1,390,860 So they're essentially the same size, though AA to LHR is a bit bigger. Be interesting...Jump to post
compensateme wrote:Cincinnati (CVG) is notably absent from this list. More proof DL is missing out by not having any 787-8 in its fleet.
The 789 or 359 would be perfect for GA, the 773 is too much plane for these routes. PR, VN & MH all use these aircraft on similar distance routes to LHR, from markets not dissimiliar to CGK.Jump to post
Don’t forget the cabin maybe empty but the cargo is full. That is where the money is. They import everything from around the world. I was at JFK one evening and I could not believe the amount of cargo being place on a EK A380. Whilst the A380 still carriers a sizeable amount of freight, the 77W has...Jump to post
The same time TWA resume Heathrow operations... In all seriousness though, the chances of DL returning are slim to none. Same goes for any carrier from mainland US. Someone might add HNL-FUK down the line but non stop demand from the mainland isn't there. Any DL demand can be channelled through thei...Jump to post
But IAH-KWI/BAH on a UA 789 wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility I feel. I doubt it right now. When the flight was operated from Dulles, loads were abysmal, and while they might be able to fill more of the plane from IAH, I bet that LH serves the market well and the frame can be used better...Jump to post
Highly unlikely aslong as EK, TK, QR & to a lesser extent EY, still serve the major American airports with the current open skies agreement.
But IAH-KWI/BAH on a UA 789 wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility I feel.
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Ethiopian 789 ET-AUO & Turkish 321N TC-LSB, along with LX, SK & VY 320s, diverted to BHX.Jump to post
The UK - Russia market grew by 1% in 2018. If you analyse the data, you will see that Aeroflot is doing particularly well on LHR-SVO at the expense of British Airways on both LHR-DME and LHR-LED. Here are the traffic data for LHR-Russia for all 2018 and March 2019: HEATHROW - MOSCOW (DOMODEDOVO) = ...Jump to post
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Pobeda in October 2018 started 4x weekly LED-STN, they were doing sub $100 return less than a week out. In fact on one set of dates, LED was the cheapest destination from STN (FR's main base). Even at that price, for the vast majority of people it's utterly meaningless, as the Visas take much longer...Jump to post
About a year ago I remember seeing on wiki TG listed as starting MAN service in December '18. Although obviously incorrect, there's been murmurs of this route for quite a while.
Seems a perfect fit for the 789 or 359, most likely the latter given fleet limitations.
KE and QR have pretty low loads. I wouldn’t call 88% arriving and 78% departing “for Korean “pretty low,” even despite them usually being a little higher. It was a very average load in March, but not low. Same for Qatar, loads in the 70-80% range are average, but not low. Their arriving was 82%. I ...Jump to post
This film festival happens every year and thus demand over this period dramatically increases.
No different to Conventions, Sporting events and other festivals globally. Not sure what point is being made by the OP.
Welcome competition on LON-LOS. Must be a strong market as VS has kept it's presence and deployed it's newest aircraft there, despite cutting back most of their non-tatl flying in recent years.Jump to post
Welcome to the real world. We on here might know the multitude of differences between the 737-800 and the 737MAX, but to most people they look identical and have the same 737 prefix, which is usually enough to ensure they're passively grouped together as the same thing by the masses and media.Jump to post
Heard from a good source that MSP will be A330 from Next May 2020, sfo could be going twice daily, mco and sea could also go daily. Las Vegas will never happen due to being leisure traffic. Las Vegas will never happen because it's a leisure market... Is that the official line from EI head office? Y...Jump to post
US3 will never compete on price with TK, unless they want to make a loss. Istanbul is a huge market but there's literally dozens of one stop options on both premium and not so premium airlines from most major international airports of the US. The vast majority of Europe is only a short deviation on ...Jump to post