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by C010T3
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?
Replies: 24
Views: 5046

Re: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?

Can‘t you lot spot a misfile when you see one?

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by C010T3
Thu May 16, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 151995

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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'm sorry, but AA completely capitulated. The fact that they did not even try applying for ORD-HND speaks volumes.

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by C010T3
Wed May 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 4370

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

If immediate connections are offered to Brazil, they will become a good competitor to Ethiopian, which has been exploring the Brazil-Asia market.

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by C010T3
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10987

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

United (still as Continental) dropped EWR-GIG right after 9/11 and never resumed it.

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by C010T3
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces 118 million € losses
Replies: 42
Views: 7037

Re: TAP announces 118 million € losses

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...

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by C010T3
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS new destination
Replies: 42
Views: 7612

Re: VS new destination

RWA380 wrote:
but I think EZE is just more attractive & better able to support the add.


How would have BUE been more attractive and better able to support the add?

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by C010T3
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brazil drops visa requirements of nationals of US, CA, JP and AU, air traffic expected to grow
Replies: 15
Views: 3245

Brazil drops visa requirements of nationals of US, CA, JP and AU, air traffic expected to grow

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...

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by C010T3
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 4970

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

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...

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by C010T3
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?
Replies: 38
Views: 4212

Re: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?

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...

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by C010T3
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?
Replies: 38
Views: 4212

Re: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?

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...

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by C010T3
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 55913

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

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...

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by C010T3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca Brasil
Replies: 22
Views: 3301

Re: Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca Brasil

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. ...

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by C010T3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12546

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

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...

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by C010T3
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12546

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

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...

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by C010T3
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12546

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

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...

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by C010T3
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12546

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

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...

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by C010T3
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG's First 777 Parted Out
Replies: 14
Views: 4397

Re: VARIG's First 777 Parted Out

aemoreira1981 wrote:
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C010T3 wrote:
Are there any 7X7-X41 frames left in service?

There were none to begin with; all were leased.


I know that those were Q8. I meant in general, not only 777.

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by C010T3
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG's First 777 Parted Out
Replies: 14
Views: 4397

Re: VARIG's First 777 Parted Out

Are there any 7X7-X41 frames left in service?

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by C010T3
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 17397

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

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...

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by C010T3
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 37413

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

AA should do another round of domestic expansion at PHL before going after such adventures in India.

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by C010T3
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Brasil to start MUC
Replies: 13
Views: 3612

Re: Latam Brasil to start MUC

I think it is more a sign of not understanding the market they were getting themselves into.

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by C010T3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 12817

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

alexdelzotto1 wrote:
Same for YYZ-GIG, service was cancelled right after the olympics.


Yes, because AC launched the flight exactly when the Brazilian recession started.

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by C010T3
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 12817

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

incitatus wrote:
I assume AC also looked at YUL-GIG and decided for GRU.


It is exactly the right time for most carriers to be on Brazil. Air Canada is doing the right thing by going the safe way of not opening a new station. If things don't turn up to the expected, they can easily axe the flight without trauma.

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by C010T3
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uruguay's only airline reduces operations & lays off staff
Replies: 13
Views: 3291

Re: Uruguay's only airline reduces operations & lays off staff

I really don't get why Uruguay would need an airline.

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by C010T3
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 151995

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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...

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by C010T3
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 151995

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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.

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by C010T3
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 151995

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

KMCOFlyer wrote:
Isn’t the deadline to apply today? If so, I wonder what is taking DL so long.


Delta loves delivering the application in the last minutes.

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by C010T3
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 151995

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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?


There would be HNL as well, but would still have to cancel the duplicate flights on top of it.

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by C010T3
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 151995

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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...

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by C010T3
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 11718

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

A mere sticker would solve the issue.

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by C010T3
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 5227

Re: American livery. Dated?

I actually like the livery, because I try not to isolate it to the aircraft. If you look at it from another perspective on how it interacts with its sorroundings and much impacting how the livery seems when seen collectively in their hubs.

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by C010T3
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24759

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

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....

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by C010T3
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erfurt + Rostock airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3391

Re: Erfurt + Rostock airports

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...

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by C010T3
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK
Replies: 41
Views: 5880

Re: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK

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...

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by C010T3
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK
Replies: 41
Views: 5880

Re: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK

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...

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by C010T3
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24759

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

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...

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by C010T3
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24759

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

It makes all the sense in the world what you’re describing, DutchBoeing. Flybmi has substantial business in routes that did not touch the UK.

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by C010T3
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 24759

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

The impact will be felt in Germany too. Peripheral airports had already suffered with Germania's demise, now this. Perhaps Luxair could launch a flight to MUC from SCN, but I don't think new service will be started from RLG.

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by C010T3
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK
Replies: 41
Views: 5880

Re: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK

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...

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by C010T3
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK
Replies: 41
Views: 5880

Re: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK

The real challenge would be GRU-HND.

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by C010T3
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13668

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

HNL wrote:
DCA CLE IND CMH just to name a few....


Sorry, I meant mainline.

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by C010T3
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13668

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

Is now JFK-BOS the last AA route at JFK that is at the same time domestic, non-hub and within the LGA perimeter?

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by C010T3
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”
Replies: 65
Views: 14225

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”

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...

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by C010T3
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”
Replies: 65
Views: 14225

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”

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...

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by C010T3
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erfurt + Rostock airports
Replies: 19
Views: 3391

Re: Erfurt + Rostock airports

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...

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by C010T3
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33876

Re: Germania in trouble

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...

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by C010T3
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33876

Re: Germania in trouble

Well, I guess that the most affected airports in this case will be ERF, FDH, FMO and RLG, considering that Germania was their respective main operator.

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