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by IrishLessor
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair axing service to Kansas City and San Francisco
Replies: 77
Views: 12913

Re: Icelandair axing service to Kansas City and San Francisco

[/quote] The problem with the EK analogy is that the ME3 have a much lower cost base, and there's almost nothing FI can do in a Nordic country like Iceland to get close to the wages EK is paying. The total passenger mix is actually tilted more towards European pax than N-American ones, which makes s...

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by IrishLessor
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair axing service to Kansas City and San Francisco
Replies: 77
Views: 12913

Re: Icelandair axing service to Kansas City and San Francisco

Iceland (KEF) still remains an excellent cross roads for connections between the USA and Europe. It is attractive in many ways, from an airline perspective given its location, allowing the resident airliner the potential to utilise a single aircraft type with a single configuration. If FI can get to...

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by IrishLessor
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4733

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Very interesting debate and commentary all round. I think there are some points not being mentioned in the discussion, about pricing seasonality and pax mix. Based on my industry experience I'll make some observations; Traditionally long haul flying need a business and/ or first cabin to bring in st...

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by IrishLessor
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 297
Views: 57103

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

The decision on the aircraft type should not be dictated by the ops of the LCY JFK route. It is a token service of a daily rotation, and had been cut in half since the second 318 sent to Titan. The scale of any purchase should certainly not be dictated by this route. If BA closed this route they'd p...

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by IrishLessor
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Terminal Assignments
Replies: 15
Views: 3596

Re: LHR Terminal Assignments

Don't forget when T2 was planned British Midland was a large carrier and would have naturally moved to T2. They had string portfolio of slots. At that time being under the auspices of the Lufthansa group, that would have been the logical home for their operations.

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by IrishLessor
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18937

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I could say the same about your comments. Trust me. You could be right. But with the fairly rapid expansion of EI’s long haul fleet (narrow and wide body) due to continue over the next few years, I don’t think you can say that EI will be wound up and I don’t see what brand it would be rolled into. ...

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