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by vfw614
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 319
Views: 29483

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

If QR does return all their current 53 A350s, they would deal (mostly) with lessors, not much with Airbus anymore. Those bought alright, QR can choose to sell them or burn them to ground, Airbus couldn't be bothered. The whole drama has only been able to unfold because of the COVID19 pandemic which...

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by vfw614
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 319
Views: 29483

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

Airbus must have confidence that they will prevail in the High Court to give up on anA 50 plane order. Whatever the outcome, win or lose, the relationship is broken. Can it be repaired? Depends. I guess things will be OK again once Al-Baker has disappeared into retirement as much of the drama seems...

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by vfw614
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 319
Views: 29483

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

I 'd humbly suggest that in a OEM-monopoly one OEM refusing to do business with an airline is a bigger headache for the airline than for the OEM, regardless of the size of the airline. Particularly if the one OEM still willing to do business with you has been practically unable to deliver widebody a...

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by vfw614
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 312
Views: 14279

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Again, its ironic how you are screaming about the hospitals being full, yet hospitals are laying off people for not getting vaccinated. Kind of seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face. I wonder how much the "hospitals are full" really means understaffed. If they are understaff...

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by vfw614
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 8393

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

There is an epic thread on the German frequent flyer forum about THAT toilet blocked for crew use in the business class section of Lufthansa's Airbus A350s. The matter has been so contentious that it has been brought to the ettention of management pretty high up in the pecking order----

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by vfw614
Thu Dec 16, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters
Replies: 372
Views: 79267

Re: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters

If LOT jumps ship as well, Europe sort of becomes 737-free territory.

Who is left? Other than Ryanair, Air Europa, TUI, Norwegian, UIA, Icelandair. Not a lot.

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by vfw614
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul
Replies: 42
Views: 7901

Re: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul

The usual catering around the main meals remain inclusive with the ticket price. That remains to be seen. I cannot remember a single "innovation" by Lufthansa that was in effect not taking away something from the customer that was previously included. So I would not be surprised if the fr...

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by vfw614
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18943

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

tvh wrote:
I was surprised that Swiss has replaced some of there A220’s to London city for the E2’s of Helvetic. Rumore has it that the e2-195 will be allowed there in the future. That will give them some advance over the A220.


How come? How has the stretch rectified the tailstrike issue?

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by vfw614
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases
Replies: 42
Views: 5754

Re: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases

Not sure where to draw the line when it comes to "joint" use, but in Europe, places like Manching (Germany), RAF Valley (UK) and Ørland (Norway) come to mind. They are 95 per cent military with a shed in the corner for at most a handful of daily commercial flights. https://en.wikipedia.org...

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by vfw614
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 14118

Re: Dubai Air Show 2021 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders and General Discussion Thread

I think most airlines operated the Q300 with 50 seats. 52 or 56 seats was not the norm, but more like an option for those operating with two cabin crew anyway

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by vfw614
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners orders 255 A321neo family aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 9330

Re: Indigo Partners orders 255 A321neo family aircraft

Some still view Wizz as an Eastern European carrier. But they have long branched out, and this too a bigger extent than Ryanair and easyJet. They have set up, for example, Wizz Abu Dhabi and are already eyeing India. In that sense, Indigo is really moving in the direction of becoming a global LCC, a...

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by vfw614
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.
Replies: 92
Views: 16298

Re: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.

How was the market split between OEMs when Airbuswas still in its infancy in the mid/late 1980s when Lockhhed had exited the passenger aircraft market and McDonnell Douglas' position on the market began to decline? Fokker and BAe were around, of course, but in the 120+ seat plus market, there had pr...

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by vfw614
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 54696

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

Deutsche Aerospace is moving ahead with its new final assembly line at Leipzig/Halle airport and has filed the required paperwork, expecting the go-ahead from the authorities before the end of the year: For those familiar with LEJ airport, the location is on the runway 08L/26R side of the airfield n...

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by vfw614
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 43
Views: 8663

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

Well, with slots being a finite resource in times where concreting over more and more landscape for additional airport infrastructure has become somewhat unpopular, I guess some clean-sheet approach to slot allocation has to be taken at some point should air traffic continue to grow. Should those ai...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 43
Views: 8663

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

I guess the Durch government will point out that the IATA is merely is a trade organization promoting the business interests of its members (if things turn nasty, the Dutch probably will remind IATA that a government serves the public interest whereas the IATA has faced all kinds of antitrust proble...

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by vfw614
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4968

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

...there should be no disagreement that if an air route competes with a HSR link that takes less than two hours (London) or three hours (Frankfurt), there is no point for P2P flights... I think we need exactly these flights. I am not going to ride three hours on a high speed train in the evening. I...

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by vfw614
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4968

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

I flew from MUC to BRU the other day. Evening flight after a day of work. No high speed train would have made it in time. Shorter flights are necessary as well. And Brussels needs feeders to feed it's long haul network. Brussels - Munich is almost twice the distance than Brussels - Frankfurt/London...

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by vfw614
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 153929

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

BLL (the catchment area not Billund itself) and AAR yes. The rest? Not really. Due to the geography all trains going to Jutland from Copenhagen need to take a detour across the Great Belt link. The fastest travel time by train between Copenhagen and Aalborg is 4 hours and 23 minutes. Nevertheless, ...

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by vfw614
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 153929

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Time really flies. I remember how I managed to get a flight on one of the last DC9-41s from MMX to ARN, returning the next day on what was then a brand new fleet member, a Boeing 737-800. More than two decades ago.

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by vfw614
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 153929

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

I am surprised that AAL is on top, considering that distances between cities are short in Denmark..Isn't train a better alternative to travel to AAR,AAL, BLL from CPH? BLL (the catchment area not Billund itself) and AAR yes. The rest? Not really. Due to the geography all trains going to Jutland fro...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4968

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

And all travellers not departing in the late evening will save a lot of time by taking the train, not the plane. Not really sure why you are trying to build your argument on the very narrow time-window that is the only one that supports your view. Frankfurt - Bruxelles by train takes 3h6m in comfort...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4968

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

I am not really sure what your sources are, but the train schedule is plain obvious for anyone too see. Departures from Bruxelles Midi to Frankfurt Central Station at 06:24, 08:23, 10:25, 12:25, 14:25, 16:22, 18:25 with a travel time between 3h6m and 3h9m. There are more journeys available with a sh...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4968

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

Frankfurt - Bruxelles by train takes 3h6m in comfortable high-speed trains with departures every other hour. If someone uses a plane between those cities he or she has really lost the plot.

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 5492

Re: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

It says 194* *Subject to successful certification Is there a visualization available how it will be achieved? Anything aft of the overwing exists is already maxed out with 188 seats, so it has to be achieved somehow in the relatively small space in front of the exits? Or has the NEO cabin additional...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 5492

Re: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

"Max Pax" isn't new, and can be one of several mods. It allows the A320 to go to 195 seats and the A321 to go to 244 seats. I did not insinuate that it was new. I am interested why Airbus is offering it as a 188seat solution instead of 194/5 eats (194 seats would probably require another ...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 153929

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Propius-Leasing
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Is that the case? Proprius Leasing apparently only has (Stobart) ATR72 in its books:

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Propius-Leasing

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 5492

Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

Airbus is offering a "MaxPax" cabin layout for 188 passengers at a mixed 28/30 inch seat pitch: https://services.airbus.com/en/in-flight-experience/cabin-upgrades/optimisation/max-pax-188-solution.html Are there any regulatory / technical reasons why the can't have the whole cabin at 28 in...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 354
Views: 63028

Re: SQ (Singapore Airlines) Launching SIN-YVR

The information is from a post by the Director Commercial and Operations at Swissport Canada. Its right on linkedin, the official announcement from SQ should come very soon. The route will be SIN-YVR-SEA, I just got word from inside the YVR spotters fb group. If true, that’ll be quite an interestin...

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 153929

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

I was not talking about their business, but about their hardware. The E195 are, IIRC, owned by the billionaire guy behind Great Dane and although he has let it be known that he is now done with the airline business, he still needs to dump his toys somewhere.

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by vfw614
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 153929

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Great Dane - another airline in the doghouse...

Comes in handy for SAS as they are building up an Embraer 195 fleet as part of project Midsize...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 54696

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

Most of you seem to be obsessed by the idea that the D328 is a 1:1 repalcement for CRJ200/400 and Embraaer 140/145s, i.e. operating as a hub feed regional turboprop for large legacy carriers. The manufacturer, however, does not primarily target that market. They are targeting hub-bypassing airline p...

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by vfw614
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 54696

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

Well, if they can really achieve EIS in 2025, other OEM will look somewhat sheepish - this 4 year timeline is more like what we were used to in the 1960s and 1970s. Nowadays, it looks more like the difference between originally planned and actual deliveries... Shall I mention the nuts & bolts 78...

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by vfw614
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 54696

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

1) new timeline - flight testing to start in 2024 with a OBF manufactured prototype - final assembly line up and running by the end of 2024 at LEJ - EIS late 2025 2) type certificate holder 328 Support Services GmbH (328SSG) officially has become Deutsche Aircraft GmbH (Deutsche Aircraft). 3) suppli...

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by vfw614
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors
Replies: 14
Views: 6281

Re: PIlatus PC-12 crashes near Milan Linate after take off - no survivors

Is that 270° turn shown on FR24 a normal departure route from LIN for small aircraft? The flight data looks pretty consistent almost until the end.

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair grounding anniversary
Replies: 28
Views: 5387

Re: Swissair grounding anniversary

We went on a holiday flying out on Swissair on Sep 29, three days before the grounding, routing CGN-ZRH-AGP. I had made sure that I was travelling on Crossair ticket-stock when we booked the holiday at short notice (as 9/11 had forced us to cancel a US trip). So when Swissair folded, Crossair hauled...

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by vfw614
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP
Replies: 32
Views: 5519

Re: British Aerospace ATP

IIRC, it was quite a drama to find takers for the last six or so produced ATPs. Some of them were stored for five years before they could be dumped on some unsuspecting customers (British World and Sun Air). Not sure what made British World choose them for oil charter contracts (other than an extrem...

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by vfw614
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 103786

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Quite honestly, I could not care less if it is 5 or 15. I am only conveying what a news outlet has reported that, having full knowledge of the ch-aviation article, has contacted SAS and published an article that explicitly says "15" twice: "The Scandinavian airline has not yet decided...

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by vfw614
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 103786

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Further to the discussion about SAS, ch-aviation reports that SAS signed a LOI for 15 Embraer 195E1 in order to be able to replace the 737-700, but explicitly as a step-gap-measure. Apparently the new CEO is unwilling to decide on the outcome of "Projet Midsize" that was initiated by his ...

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by vfw614
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 103786

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

So that's 15 + 7 for Alitalia.

None of the source specifies if these are -100s or -300s, but I guess it will be -300s.

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by vfw614
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 574
Views: 103786

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Further to the discussion about SAS, ch-aviation reports that SAS signed a LOI for 15 Embraer 195E1 in order to be able to replace the 737-700, but explicitly as a step-gap-measure. Apparently the new CEO is unwilling to decide on the outcome of "Projet Midsize" that was initiated by his p...

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by vfw614
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP
Replies: 32
Views: 5519

Re: British Aerospace ATP

The link says: "Passenger capacity was increased from 64 to 70 seats." How was that done? Too bad none of the 4 Jetstream 61s entered service as they were scrapped. Don't really understand why - did BAe produce white-tails and were really unable to find takers? Or did they want to avoind l...

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by vfw614
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 66239

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

Another interview with a German-language publication (https://www.aerotelegraph.com/interview-michael-o-leary-ryanair-deutschland-wird-die-heimat-der-hohen-ticketpreise). Not sure how many of the soundbites are rehashed, but anyway - here we go with a summary - Boeing raised prices for the MAX10 in ...

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by vfw614
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Danair a proper airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Re: Was Danair a proper airline?

It mainly had to do with the fact that after WWII the Danish shareholder in SAS, DDB, had monopoly rights for domestic services in Denmark. Initially, they were exercized by SAS but when new smaller airports were built in the 1960s for which SAS lacked suitable equipment, additional players - Falck,...

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by vfw614
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Danair a proper airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Re: Was Danair a proper airline?

The problem is:

Virtual airlines, unlike real airlines, do not have a IATA/ICAO designator and own ticket-stock. All of which Danair had.

And real airlines have at least some own aircraft and flights ops, something Danair lacked.

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by vfw614
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Danair a proper airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Was Danair a proper airline?

From 1971 to 1995, "Danair" had a monopoly for domestic services in Denmark. It was a company in which three airlines held a stake, SAS, Maersk Air and Cimber. The question is - was Danair technically an airline or merely a ticket seller? On the one hand, it had its own ticket-stock (609-)...

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by vfw614
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5622

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

Thanks for the input so far. Just to clarify: I am not insinuating that the airports in question sort of "went under", Of course most of them still thrived as international flights and low cost carriers compensated the loss of the traditional routes. In the examples given in my first post,...

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by vfw614
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 21152

Airbus having to sell A220-300s & A319s - 1970s Fokker/VFW dilemma revisited?

The Airbus sales team has been faced with the situation of having to sell the "adopted" A220-300 and the "in-house" A319neo which are, to some extent, targeting overlapping markets (this has been discussed ad nauseam here on a.net). This situation reminds me of the 1970s situatio...

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by vfw614
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5622

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

I tend to disagree about the impact of HSR in Germany. It has had some impact, but it did not really alter the route map at airports like CGN, DUS or STR as it mainly impacted the feeder route to FRA (gone at CGN and somewhat, but not massively reduced at DUS and STR). When the HSR line opened in 20...

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by vfw614
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5622

Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

We all know countless examples of airports that have suffered massively from an airline dominating the airport going bancrupt or changing strategy (think of places like St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinatti in the US or Berlin, Clermont-Ferrand or Southampton in Europe). But how about (larger) airports t...

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