georgiabill wrote:I do not understand why DL deserves more route authorities than UA or AA. AA should have atleast gotten 3 authorities and started service from LAS. I hope AA challenges this ruling.
I don‘t think the discussion is matching the reality of 2018. The fares between Brazil and Europe from the Brazilian POS were higher than usual and TAP was commanding a premium due to high O&D traffic between both countries. It was not for nothing that AT was very hopeful that it could jump on t...Jump to post
The Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has issued a decree unilaterally dropping the visa requirements of nationals of the USA, Canada, Japan and Australia effective June 17, 2019. Especially the air traffic between North America and Brazil is expected to profit from this measure. Source (Portuguese...Jump to post
Not trying to be racist, but i know by cause that this route is used by drug smugglers via Colombia/Brazil-Dubai-China/HKG/Singapour Considering how Brazil offers a wide array of destinations, is not itself a drug producer, but has porous land borders, it really is used fairly often by drug smuggle...Jump to post
The major economic capital is GRU. GIG doesn’t have much in the way of business traffic. The volume of air traffic in RIO is equivalent to that of BUE. BUE, however, is slightly larger as a city and is ahead of RIO in terms of tourism. Are you then saying that VFR and outbound tourism are massive i...Jump to post
EWR-GIG service fell victim to 9/11. Afterwards the frequencies were temporarily allocated to Delta, so that they could fly ATL-GIG. When they were about to resume it, the Brazilian currency suffered a maxi-devaluation because of the perspective of Lula as president, but they were not able to extend...Jump to post
The business model of Lufthansa has changed significantly since the A380 was ordered. It used to be about allowing growth at FRA despite constraints. The growth outside the big legacy hubs has been impressive and a lot of traffic has been captured by the ME3. The counter-reaction has been about gain...Jump to post
That's probably a really good thing for the Brazilian market to have three large airlines all of approximately equal size. Nevertheless, my thoughts are with all the employees that will nodoubt be made redundant. Many were already being made redundant, because the fleet was already shrinking fast. ...Jump to post
It would not surprise me if the DTW-GRU move is a seasonal suspension for Nov/Dec or a transition to seasonal service. Even many of the DTW-Asia flights historically have not operated around the holiday periods, so it would not surprise me for DL just to decide to suspend the flight during this per...Jump to post
I recall that DTW-GRU was launched during the recession for the big 3 automakers and other corporate contracts. Perhaps a few dropped since then and affect yield on the route. Ford has recently announced the closing of a plant in São Paulo. Those jobs coming back to America or is this as a result o...Jump to post
Another big hit for Detroit losing GRU. At this point anything Delta adds at Detroit is pretty much meaningless are far as growth goes because every add gets washed away by an equal cancelation or reduction in service. I recall that DTW-GRU was launched during the recession for the big 3 automakers...Jump to post
When living in Porto Alegre, I was sad AA dropped flights from POA-MIA. Now, seeing GRU-DTW cut, is this about the Brazilian economy still? No, G3, AD and O6 have inundated the market with capacity. DL’s weakest link is now understandably being cut. Their focus has also shifted to investing long-te...Jump to post
The reactions in France are really not surprising. The correct way to deal with this should be self-reflection, not criticism of the Dutch government. I don't think that is the interest of the Dutch government to intervene in the company, but only force the French government to no longer do it. Both...Jump to post
AA should do another round of domestic expansion at PHL before going after such adventures in India.Jump to post
incitatus wrote:I assume AC also looked at YUL-GIG and decided for GRU.
I really don't get why Uruguay would need an airline.Jump to post
General Question: Each of the carriers has submitted a preferential order. What are the chances the DOT would “skip” a choice and award another route further down the list for that carrier? For example, if the DOT preferred UA’s 5th choice of IAH over their 4th choice of LAX, would they actually ch...Jump to post
Well, I would grant to UA and DL all their mainland requests, while granting only DFW and LAS to AA and finally only one daily HNL to HA.Jump to post
KMCOFlyer wrote:Isn’t the deadline to apply today? If so, I wonder what is taking DL so long.
Oh wow, Hawaiian has just applied for 3 daily HNL-HND frequencies.
Official word from AA: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... a-Airport/Jump to post
FA9295 wrote:So if UA decides to transfer all of these NRT flights over to HND, the only NRT flight left for them would be DEN?
I really admire United's conduct in its applications before the DOT. They really only go for what they see as feasible economically, but also in terms of a fair proceeding, not resorting to going for the most strategic gateways to win the most allocations. For example, if they went for DEN-HND, it w...Jump to post
A mere sticker would solve the issue.Jump to post
Does anyone have a copy of their route map? I’m specifically interested in intra EU mainland flights. All of the maps I can see on an image search seem to be largely to, from and within the UK and I can only assume they’re very old Their routes are still available at FlightConnections: https://www....Jump to post
but no one thinks about federalizing airport planning. But in this case both airports are in former Eastern Germany, they had a whole different purpose during those days. What I am trying to say is that everything related to airport planning should be in federal hands. It's not a question of only b...Jump to post
Because currently, Asia-Brazil traffic is currently being funnelled through North America, at least in most efficient ways. Furthermore, I don't think Azul and Gol are the reference to international networks into Brazil. Do you see AA, LA, any other large airlines doing anything great in Brazil? Be...Jump to post
I am talking about international flights out of Brazil to North America mainly. You can find fares on AC around 600-700 round trip from YYZ to GRU. This is definitely not a profitable fare and makes no sense. Secondary Brazil, yes even GIG, is seeing major reductions, that is MIA & MCO. GRU has...Jump to post
just wait until the Government has to bail out BA, that will be totally unrelated to Brexit as well Quick hint: BA existed for quite a while before the EU was formed in 1992... And Britons manged to fly around the UK quite well before Single European Sky was even a notion. If Brexiting now is so ho...Jump to post
Brazil is such an unstable market these past few years. As a profit-driven airline, it is really hard to predict a performance. For example US3 had a great time in Brazil in '16-'17 but '18 saw a huge dip and this cyclical trend is definitely not one to enhance service to Brazil. Sure, GRU will pro...Jump to post
HNL wrote:DCA CLE IND CMH just to name a few....
Is now JFK-BOS the last AA route at JFK that is at the same time domestic, non-hub and within the LGA perimeter?Jump to post
The only thing I think we can be sure of is that Norwegian don’t have the money to get involved. You're definitely right, but the Thomas Cook airlines do fit like a glove in quest of making Norwegian sustainable, since Thomas Cook already operates in mature routes, which is the cash generating sour...Jump to post
Lufthansa can't buy Condor's operation. It would never be approved, but they should buy the company and its brand. Sure they could try taking it whole, but keep the plan to offer to the EC, that would only keep the shell arranging for Thomas Cook Aviation (H3) to take over operations, frequencies an...Jump to post
Well, they are most probably not sustainable already in my honest opinion. It is incredible how there are big debates on federalizing education and on emissions, but no one thinks about federalizing airport planning. Airports are not even part of the Bundesverkehrswegeplan. It's just very sad. Apart...Jump to post
C010T3 - not quite - Zonguldak in Turkey loses its last regular passenger flight so you could argue that it's the most affected.... Perhaps, but I was referring to the origin airports or operational bases. Due to the dynamics of the German market, they might have more difficulty regaining operation...Jump to post