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by k89
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines announces flights to Newark
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Turkish Airlines announces flights to Newark

https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/n ... lease/?p=1
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Turkish Airlines has announced flights to Newark on there website. Seems like they got good slots at EWR finally.

https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/n ... lease/?p=1

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by k89
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4380

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

I would assume that the reason is that MS and RJ carry Arab passengers onboard from countries that don't recognize Israel, so maybe they want to avoid an diversion to TLV. Other than that I honestly don't know. EgyptAir made Air Sinai to fly to TLV, but otherwise they just choose not to fly over Isr...

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by k89
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19058

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Other than SHJ, TK will also launch DPS, MEX, CUN, PHC, PNR, and LXR. The new airport will allow TK to further expand without congestion. It's also amazing to see how big TK has grown in the African market, with 3 new destinations this year added alone.

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by k89
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?
Replies: 71
Views: 7717

Re: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?

It makes sense to only operate one aircraft type/maker (like Airbus or Boeing). It overall reduces costs for the airline and pilots can be trained on one aircraft series only. There are airlines that make more than one airplane type in the fleet work, but it overall makes costs more expensive for th...

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by k89
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and the Philippines
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: Cathay Pacific and the Philippines

No doubt CX is popular in the Philippines, especially MNL as there are many onward unserved markets passengers can travel to. I'm led to believe that KUL is not a business premium heavy market, compared to SIN. For example, SIN has dozens of foreign large airlines operating at the airport, while KUL...

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by k89
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21327

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

The basic answer is that many airports aren't ready to handle extra flights with the amount of gates that they already have. That's why they have to use remote stands. Airports don't have the expansions ready for when they need the extra gate capacity at the time that's its actually needed. The real...

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by k89
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy
Replies: 51
Views: 8548

Re: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy

Pakistan has sadly been eaten up by the ME3. EK, EY, and QR steal the market from PIA, and it's too late for them to recover from it. Transit flights I believe are still closed so airlines still need to avoid Pakistan if it's not there destination. The only thing Pakistan needs to do now is open air...

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by k89
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3133

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

It honestly doesn't matter what SkyTrax labels as the best airports and airlines. No airport or airline will make every single person happy in one way or another. There will always be passengers of airlines and airports that have a bad experience, whatever it's there own opinion or an actual issue w...

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by k89
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8519

Re: Will Qantas seek twice daily services between Perth and London?

I'm sure Qantas would want to launch a SYD-LHR non-stop in the future. If they had the right aircraft to fly the route non-stop without weight issues and the right amount of range they would probably do it. But for now I think one daily PER-LHR is enough, I don't think a second daily flight would be...

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by k89
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 11543

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

This is one of the strangest airlines I've seen, nice to actually see a trip report on them. I would assume that Turkmenistan Airlines mostly handles connecting traffic. They have a unique hold on the ATQ-LHR/BHX market vs ASB. Other than Air India no other airlines fly between ATQ and LHR/BHX and f...

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by k89
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot flying to San Francisco soon (hint on instagram)!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2014

Re: Aeroflot flying to San Francisco soon (hint on instagram)!?

I believe Aeroflot historically served SVO-SEA-SFO, but I forget when it ended. Otherwise, Aeroflot is still flying to the US regardless of the sanctions and there still doing well in the market. Even if the US and Russia have issues, it's not going to stop people from travelling between both countr...

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by k89
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka
Replies: 9
Views: 3174

Re: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka

Other than the A380 move to MUC, and KIX being ended at FRA, I honestly don't see too much happening to Lufthansa at FRA. Most of the intercontinental routes LH offers will stay at FRA. There are also a bunch of regional routes operated from FRA that will stay. At the end of the day, FRA is still an...

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