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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9159

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

It might be a situation that when it opens it’s underutilized, but 15 years later it’s thought of as a genius idea. I suppose. Consider that Poland has a population of over 38 million , while Spain has a population of 47 million, and look at how the airports are exploding in Spain. The two biggest ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I've noticed that since the maxes have been grounded, many of the LHR flights have been operated by E-jets - this seems like a significant capacity decrease compared to the maxes. How is LOT managing this? Were their maxes flying half empty previously? I'm genuinely curious. They also operate twice...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan reopens its airspace
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Re: Pakistan reopens its airspace

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-48999736 "Indian service providers - Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir - lost nearly $80m (£63m) due to the closure of the Pakistani airpspace, India's aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the parliament recently." Never gonna make that...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11941

Re: Delta at LHR

What is the busiest European airport by International passenger numbers not served by US3?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9159

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

Absolute waste of money and yet another result of overinflated national pride with no business case. Modlin is ideal for ever expanding low cost and charter market and that is precisely what the business case was for building it. The airport authority for WAW can restructure the fees to drive out an...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4109

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

It's fine - this time WizzAir will be offering a direct shuttle bus for passengers to connect on to Salisbury. Not Salisbury, but Victoria Station. Bus is operated by P-airbus.com. Of course it's not free, but it is the cheapest way to get into London from Luton airport. Wizzair sells tickets for t...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Do you mind sharing with us an average fare one way from Europe to Vietnam? I'll give you a hint, it's not great. First of all I never said that Vietnam flights are potentially huge money makers or will have high yields. What I said was that last time LOT tried the route it was operated by an old i...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Unless I am mistaken, the last attempt at HAN was, what...3 years ago? 4 maybe? It started in 2010 and went on for a few years with disastrous results, as far as I remember Yes you are mistaken like with most of the senseless negative posts you make. Hanoi was abandoned in 2012, that is 7 years ago...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4689

Re: Euro Business Seats

I wonder if any of the European big 3 will ever try 3 class config on intra European routes. Especially BA which is operating from the largest premium market in the world. 8J on A319, 12J on A320 and 16J on A321. This would be followed by premium economy 3+3 with reclining seats, meals and drinks an...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIP SDV (Sde Dov, Israel)
Replies: 13
Views: 4888

Re: RIP SDV

More like economic reality and comparing SDV to LCY or LGA is ignorant. Keeping the airport open for one route several times daily was madness anyway.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to start CAI in March
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: IB to start CAI in March

VCy wrote:
They could combine it with LCA to capture the gap left by Vueling and Cobalt when they closed their LCA-Spain routes but also gain some feed from the LCA-CAI sector which is currently dominated by EgyptAir at very high prices.


No.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17573

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

A380 also works well on routes between airports that are not particularly slot constrained but require high number of premium seats at a particular time.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19295

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Tokyo was served by a 4 engine aircraft. The economics would change drastically with a 789 on the route and a codeshare with ANA.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6126

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

I can assure you that masses do not travel between TLV and DMM, RUH, JED, DOH or DXB. P2P traffic maybe not so much (though should be plenty of traffic between the Arab states and the West Bank, which has no airport so would necessitate a stop there). However DOH/DXB-TLV would see a lot of traffic ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6126

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

5NFGS wrote:
IKA-JFK
IKA-LAX
IKA-YYZ
ICN-PYO
CJU-PYO
DMM-TLV
RUH-TLV
JED-TLV
DOH-TLV
DXB-TLV
CCS-LAX??


I can assure you that masses do not travel between TLV and DMM, RUH, JED, DOH or DXB.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6126

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

shankly wrote:
CPT-LON for SAA

Dumped by the ANC to spite the DA led Western Cape. On some days in peak summer, BA send down 3 x 747's plus a 777 from LGW.....


The route remains served by BA, read my post again.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6126

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Armadillo1 wrote:
Common people. Job, sport. Just for visit relatives decreased, yes


Do you mind writing that again, but this time in English?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6126

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Armadillo1 wrote:
Also kiev-moscow served by many companies


Do you mind sharing with us who flies between Kiev and Moscow?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6126

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Let me clarify, I'm more interested in routes that already have massive demand demonstrated by traffic already going through another point. I am not interested in routes that can be served but are commercially unviable (BOMEWR) or bilateral restrictions (DOHBNE). By the way, there's hardly anyone tr...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6126

Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Kiev-Moscow?
Doha-Dubai?

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6424

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

I cannot see Norwegian jumping into this. India is a better place to start fighting over Y. That said where did the logic of EZE and SIN come from? This may actually be the reason why they are going after Pakistan instead of India. India is crowded with too many airlines. Why waste your time trying...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4147

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

OU next please. Adria failed to adapt to the market and needs to go. Shame, as the market has very low cost penetration. Should have kept CRJ900 for high frequency flights to *A hubs (FRA, VIE, MUC, ZRH, BRU), got rid of CRJ700 and Saabs and expanded A319 fleet to connect major European network at l...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Heard the yields to Vietnam are through the roof.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9709

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

AY opening up a new route to PUS should be the least of their worries. KE and OZ are bleeding money due to poor management choices, not because of heavy competition from other carriers. Korean airlines still enjoy exclusivity on very lucrative routes to JFK, LAX, ORD and others. Extremely arrogant ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9709

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

AY opening up a new route to PUS should be the least of their worries. KE and OZ are bleeding money due to poor management choices, not because of heavy competition from other carriers. Korean airlines still enjoy exclusivity on very lucrative routes to JFK, LAX, ORD and others. Extremely arrogant t...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"
Replies: 17
Views: 2363

Re: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"

Macquarie Bank has an order book for BCS3 aircraft. That could make good sense, although some of RJ's fleet assignments on short haul make no sense, as for example, on AMM-IST or AMM-TLV, RJ will send anything out on it. The aircraft that RJ would want to replace are their four Embraer E-Jets, whic...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8808

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

Even less unusual for a 26 year old Brit to have a damaged undercarriage.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

CPT in winter would work very well fed by extensive European network and maybe some from North America. Red eye outbound and inbound as a day flight. I am not so sure. Have you seen 1) the rock bottom fares TK, ET, KQ and even KL and BA are offering from Europe to CPT? 2) The state of the South Afr...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

CPT in winter would work very well fed by extensive European network and maybe some from North America. Red eye outbound and inbound as a day flight.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircrafts parked at RUH
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: Aircrafts parked at RUH

HI everyone, I was recently in Riyadh and noticed around 10-12 Saudia wide body aircrafts parked at RUH with their engines covered. Most of them seems to be 777s. Are they parked because of Ramadan? I was surprised to see so many parked. Thats the major part of the old 77E fleet which was retired o...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Politics aside, do you really think there is enough demand outside the busy summer months for long-haul flights out of Budapest? After all, Air Canada Rouge and American are both seasonal despite flying out of their main hubs where they have a great deal of connections to offer. At the end of the d...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Google is your friend. Looks like you're not getting much support on here. Do you want to share with us why the financials have not been published yet? What support are you talking about? Much of what you write on here makes absolutely no sense at all. First you claim they are frantically copying T...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I think the one for 2018 is still not out but in 2017 they had a 354 million PLN profit which roughly translates to 82 million Euros. Remind me, was what the growth in 2018? Google is your friend. Looks like you're not getting much support on here. Do you want to share with us why the financials ha...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

What are you going on about? You are the only one who is obsessing about Poles wanting to recreate what TK has done in Istanbul. From what I know they never said such a thing and they are expanding to markets where there is enough demand to fill seats either with diaspora or with transfer passenger...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

One can also argue that Turks kept on fantasizing about becoming the next DXB, no one seemed to care about that. Just because WAW isn't IST doesn't mean it can't be a respectable hub for its own region. After all, LO did record a profit last year. No need for such negativity coming from your side. ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

One can also argue that Turks kept on fantasizing about becoming the next DXB, no one seemed to care about that. Just because WAW isn't IST doesn't mean it can't be a respectable hub for its own region. After all, LO did record a profit last year. No need for such negativity coming from your side. ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60682

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

The Polish will continue to fantasise of becoming the TK of Eastern Europe and a megahub that pales in comparison to IST. The growth is too steep and the premium cabins are tiny which means the airline is exposed heavily in the next economic downturn as it relies on low yield transfer traffic. And d...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed May 29, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

That only leaves SIN as the only major financial in the Far East not connected to TLV.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Wed May 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GVA-VIE-EVN-ULN flight May 27th?
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: GVA-VIE-EVN-ULN flight May 27th?

Chartering an aircraft for a climate change meeting... Classic.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue May 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22369

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

The problem sounds more like BAs unwillingness to refresh interiors of some of it's older planes frequently enough. Meanwhile DL and UA are currently putting their best IFE and flagship business products on their 20+ year old 767s. I feel like the EK fanboys have their weird idea that it's healthy ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon May 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22369

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

BA tends to send new aircraft to fight off competition more than anything else. You won't see new aircraft go to places like Abuja or Accra as there is simply no incentive to do that. A350 is the best example of that: YYZ - heavy competition from AC DXB - heavy competition from EK TLV - heavy compet...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun May 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7473

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

Growth at a slot constrained airport can be obtained by eliminating smallest aircraft types and replacing them with bigger ones and not replacing the biggest jets with even bigger ones. This releases slots on short-haul by transferring frequencies from short to long haul while maintaining short haul...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun May 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6682

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

Sex tourism to Gambia does exist and so does sex tourism to many another countries. What makes your remark sexist is that a suggestion is being made that female sex tourists would be the bread and butter of the route. You do not have any numbers to support your claim, in fact you do not present any ...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Tue May 21, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8500

Re: VS announce BOM return

... I understand Jet is gone (DL's partner), but for DL (and their control of VS) to reverse themselves on the viability of India so quickly is perplexing. I think the ME3 pricing to India is identical, but what has changed is that DL is now willing to lose money on India because their corporate cu...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon May 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which routes do BA have their 77W on?
Replies: 28
Views: 5598

Re: Which routes do BA have their 77W on?

It's not just cargo. B747 and B77W have different configurations and the profit can be maximised by adjusting J capacity depending on the season. It is surprising though that BA keeps B747 on the route given its fuel burn.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Mon May 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

BA is crap and the market knows it , simples British Airways remains the most profitable legacy airline in Europe. It's the market, not the airline that's crap. KBP growth: 2017 10,554,757 Increase 22.1% 2018 12,603,300 Increase 19.4% Do you still think it's the market? I think there are enough pas...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun May 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Galwayman wrote:
BA is crap and the market knows it , simples


British Airways remains the most profitable legacy airline in Europe. It's the market, not the airline that's crap.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun May 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

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...

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by lhrsfosyd91
Sun May 19, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Very little money to be made in Eastern Europe. SOF might be next.

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by lhrsfosyd91
Fri May 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA RR powered 777 with 10 across in Y
Replies: 7
Views: 3397

Re: First BA 777 with 10 across in Y

This is simply a variation of existing config of J32W52M252 which is featured on plenty of aircraft at LGW.

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