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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Re: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo

Transavia France is based in Paris Orly where Air France only has very little presence. The big hub for Air France and their cargo operations center is at Charles de Gaulle I’m not sure if you mean “very little presence” in terms of cargo because I believe AF is the #1 airline by seat count at ORY ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama/Luke Air suspend ops citing financial issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Blue Panorama/Luke Air suspend ops citing financial issues

Italian charter carrier Blue Panorama Airlines and its A330-operating sister company Luke Air have today suspended flight operations. The company is yet to issue an official statement, but several trade unions have put out press releases claiming the grounding is due to a cash shortage caused by Cov...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?

Does anyone know if G4 has looked at the A321? I'd have to assume they have that kind of capacity on some of their routes, maybe what the old B752 used to fly, minus HNL. I’m sure they have, however I doubt G4 will ever acquire A321s since most of the cheap, almost end-of-life frames they might be ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?

Apparently they're trying to get ex-Avianca A320ceos since they have IAE engines. It looks like Avianca have a mix of engines on their A320s. Allegiant have been CFM users to this point, are they looking to diversify? The conventional wisdom is that the IAEs have slightly better fuel burn on longer...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

Re: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?

It looks like 13 of the A320s were acquired new, 3-5 years ago. Sticking with a single type fleet is a ULCC hallmark. The only reason they acquired new aircraft is that the market for used A319/A320s had dried up, and Airbus needed to offload some A320ceos in order to fully switch the XFW productio...

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 983
Views: 200941

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

nine4nine wrote:
How many more airframes are expected the remainder of 2021 and any idea on what they have on order for 2022?


Three more 738s are due at some point, apparently they were meant to be delivered by the end of the year but I assume that's no longer the case.

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PLAY applies for US Service
Replies: 29
Views: 7014

Re: PLAY applies for US Service

The application was submitted to the DoT today (August 20th) to start service to the United States. They will receive an answer by September 10, 2021. PLAY plans to launch service by Summer 2022. Anybody taking bets on whether or not they will last until Summer 2022? As far as I'm aware their loads...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 11348

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Here they grow again. I must say remarkable. The Edmonton-based discount carrier says it will add four new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to its fleet in the spring of 2022. This brings Flair's total aircraft count to 16, and will allow the airline to expand its route offerings by 33 per cent. Flair will ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 228
Views: 21622

Re: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021

EI-ENB has now been transferred to Ryanair UK with the registration G-RUKC

Have also read that between 3 and 6 Lauda A320s will operate for Ryanair UK this summer, mostly being based at STN and a couple potentially going to MAN.

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14
Replies: 350
Views: 52475

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

EWR-PDL: DL briefly operated PDL from JFK in 2018/19 and it was cut for 2020 (pre-COVID) I'm not sure why exactly it was cut, loads were consistently in the 70-80s. If Delta can get that on a 757, then I can't see how United would struggle to fill a 737 MAX I think United also has the upper hand si...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 699
Views: 129589

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

United will launch EWR-BGO 3 weekly from 20MAY22, operated by 757-200. Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-new-international-routes-2022/ Didn't someone operate this route in the past? I seem to remember there being someone. I don't think FI will be too happy about this. NAX opera...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Australian LCC - Bonza Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Re: New Australian LCC - Bonza Airlines

Do 777 just hand out MAXs to little startup airlines now?

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 71
Views: 14791

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

VanBosch wrote:
That’s some schedule to Dublin from LCY - 68 per week - assume that 34 each direction?


Presumably that’s to take the capacity lost when CityJet/Aer Lingus exited LCY

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Avianca denies intent to merge with SKY Airline
Replies: 35
Views: 5512

Re: Avianca merge with SKY Airline

Sounds similar to Frank Lorenzo’s ‘low-cost’ post-bankruptcy Continental Airlines

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 699
Views: 129589

Re: Eurowings with ARN base

How bad is SAS? Just curious. Interesting to see the reactions above I'm a little late to the party, but I must say I don't share the hatrid for SAS short haul. Compared to other European flag carriers, I think they're amongst the best. I've always found all of their narrowbodies to be very modern ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 338
Views: 76779

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

With Norse travelers being price-conscious they won't be staying in the expensive parts of town, they can commute there for visiting them. They'll be staying further inland, closer to Ontario and further away from LAX. Must say I agree with the other people on here saying this is quite a sweeping s...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 338
Views: 76779

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Norse will get the price the legacy carriers are charging while still flying out of secondary airports. In the US, customers living around the secondary airports will be happy to pay the same (or slightly more) to fly Norse because of the convenience of flying out of a less congested, cheaper (park...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread - 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 8470

Re: French routes news thread - 2021

Vueling (VY) announces 32 new routes to 10 countries from Paris-Orly, including new destinations such as Germany, Sweden and Ireland from November 2: ⋅ Spain: Asturias, Santander, Granada, Zaragoza & Jerez. ⋅ Denmark: Billund. ⋅ Germany: Hamburg, Leipzig & Nure...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Relaunch & Michele Ballarin - Scam?
Replies: 21
Views: 6535

Re: WOW Air Relaunch & Michele Ballarin - Scam?

Interesting to see that when you search 'USAerospace Partners' on Google, this thread appears on the first page. Four months on, and there's still no sign of life at WOW or its parent company. There's been no official press releases or words from Michele Ballarin, no sign of these ten A321s, and no ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 4189

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

Air Alderney has applied to start scheduled flights to Shoreham. Also according to their ( 2018 ) website, to Lee-on-Solent, although with SOU up the road served by GR, I don't see that route ever doing too well. Air Alderney have been trying to be an airline for several years but haven't really go...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 4189

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

I see Blue Islands has ABZ-JER, IOM-EXT/SOU, and NQY-ABZ/MAN/INV as options on its booking system, however no flights appear to be bookable. Anyone know what's up with this? Are these planned routes?

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Re: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo

https://skiesmag.com/news/westjet-cargo ... reighters/

More like a weird dream Ed Sims had
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Newark727 wrote:
Wasn't WestJet going to add some dedicated freighters? Or was that just a weird dream I had?


Yep. https://skiesmag.com/news/westjet-cargo ... reighters/

More like a weird dream Ed Sims had

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Re: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo sometimes uses belly space on Eurowings flights

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 84
Views: 14875

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

Is it just me who fears Wizz is becoming another Norwegian or People Express?

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ValuJet Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 429

ValuJet Airlines

No idea if this is the right place for this, apologies in advance if it isn't For those who aren't aware, ValuJet was a US low-cost carrier that was around in the 90s, and had a horrendous safety record. It had a fleet of mostly ancient DC-9s, one of which crashed in Flight 592. The crash ruined wha...

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 237
Views: 45809

New IAG carrier at LGW

Twitter is currently awash with rumours claiming that IAG is set to imminently announce that another subsidiary will commence short haul operations from LGW. Apparently an official release will be put out later today.

Anyone know anything about this? Is BA handing over its LGW ops to someone else?

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PLAY applies for US Service
Replies: 29
Views: 7014

Re: PLAY applies for US Service

The application was submitted to the DoT today (August 20th) to start service to the United States. They will receive an answer by September 10, 2021. PLAY plans to launch service by Summer 2022. - Miami Any specific airports mentioned in the application? Unfortunately no. BOS and BWI have been men...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions
Replies: 96
Views: 16663

Re: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions

Could they try and wrestle MSL away from Boutique? They managed to get TUP to primary commercial airport status year after year. That's worth $1M a year in Feds money. That's no small change for small airports. If they can manage the same at GLH, they could go for the hat trick. They'd have a great...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions
Replies: 96
Views: 16663

Re: Contour Airlines Routes and Predictions

I'd like to see them spilt off PKB and BKW but there seems no urgency to do so into CLT. Id also like to see MBL-ORD but they have already tried the AEAS program into that market using Public Charter into MDW with ZERO connectivity. They also seem content up there with their new Cape Air service fo...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 229
Views: 49390

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

TC957 wrote:
I'd also give MAN - MIA an outside chance, at least on a seasonal basis for the winter Caribbean cruise market.

Good call

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 4189

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

They have a complicated fleet as well, Saabs, Emb135/145, ATRs, Islanders etc, do they own most of these aircraft? The ATRs and a couple of the Saabs are leased, rest are all owned. Think the long term plan to replace the Saabs and eventually the Embraers with ATRs, and replace the Islanders and Tw...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southend Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 2784

Re: Southend Airport

Wow, what a disaster. Just two years ago SEN was one of the UK's fastest-growing and most promising airports.

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which private equity firms have successfully turned around US airline companies in distress?
Replies: 25
Views: 3276

Re: Which private equity firms have successfully turned around US airline companies in distress?

I do seem to remember some Eastern Air Lines Shuttle employees careers being saved and managing to end up with US Airways. I just cannot see to remember how all that happened. This might jog your memory: https://fullfatthings-keyaero.b-cdn.net/sites/keyaero/files/imported/2020-10-31/img_62-2.jpg

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 229
Views: 49390

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

What routes do you think will be announced? I think they will either resume flights to Cancun or fly to Mexico City. A few ideas: -LHR-PHX (seeing as BA have axed this route) -LHR-DFW (a few months back the CAA invited airlines to bid for slots to serve LON-BOS/DFW/MIA due to BA/AA tie-up) -LHR-SJU...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 229
Views: 49390

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

What routes do you think will be announced? I think they will either resume flights to Cancun or fly to Mexico City. A few ideas: -LHR-PHX (seeing as BA have axed this route) -LHR-DFW (a few months back the CAA invited airlines to bid for slots to serve LON-BOS/DFW/MIA due to BA/AA tie-up) -LHR-SJU...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance of VS launching MEX, CUN, or GRU?
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Any chance of VS launching MEX, CUN, or GRU?

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... ulo-route/
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SJPBR wrote:
TexasAirCorp wrote:
VS planned to fly to GRU in 2020 but cancelled it because of COVID, since then they seem to have scrapped the plan.



IIRC was GIG and not GRU


https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... ulo-route/

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance of VS launching MEX, CUN, or GRU?
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Any chance of VS launching MEX, CUN, or GRU?

VS planned to fly to GRU in 2020 but cancelled it because of COVID, since then they seem to have scrapped the plan.

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 983
Views: 200941

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I'm glad Avelo will be flying to MRY. I'm not afraid to say I've called this service many times in the past, and that Avelo would be downright stupid to ignore MRY. I'll say it again: MRY is the poster child for an Avelo destination. Honestly, the only thing I'm surprised about is why didn't they s...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 983
Views: 200941

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this fully, as well as GJT and BZN being cut, most other routes have had capacity reductions: BUR-AZA - 7x weekly -> 4x weekly (bookings currently unavailable) BUR-EUG - 4x weekly (no change) BUR-MFR - 4x weekly -> 2x weekly BUR-OGD - 6x weekly -> 4x weekly BUR-PSC -...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 983
Views: 200941

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I read that they are planning on doing a hub and spoke model. They’re adding 3 planes soon (not including New Haven), so I wonder if they will utilize these for connecting routes in BUR. This would be the best way to accelerate customer growth. This would be an absolute disaster. Avelo's model is c...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 699
Views: 129589

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Play has announced it will add a once-weekly seasonal KEF-SZG route from 22 January. Flights were previously loaded onto its booking system but have now been removed for some reason. ALC and BCN will only operate during the summer season (no idea if that was the original plan or a sudden change). Pl...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?
Replies: 27
Views: 3896

Re: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?

Indeed they did, it worked pretty well until the MAX was grounded. DUB was up to twice daily. Yes, DUB had a daytime and night flight on the MAXes before the grounding. They also had flights to Belfast, Edinburgh, and Bergen. Personally I have done to DUB and back as well as one-way to EDI. Before ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?
Replies: 27
Views: 3896

Re: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?

a340crew wrote:
Didn’t Norwegian try this a few years ago? Making it a low cost gateway to NYC?


Indeed they did, it worked pretty well until the MAX was grounded. DUB was up to twice daily.

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways plans IPO
Replies: 22
Views: 2726

Re: Republic Airways plans IPO

https://www.preferredstockchannel.com/s ... ymbol=RJET

Yes. Republic became privately held when it exited bankruptcy in 2017.


Actually they were on the NASDAQ, not the NYSE.


Ah
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ScottB wrote:
Polot wrote:
TexasAirCorp wrote:
Wasn't Republic on the NYSE before it sold Frontier? https://www.preferredstockchannel.com/s ... ymbol=RJET

Yes. Republic became privately held when it exited bankruptcy in 2017.


Actually they were on the NASDAQ, not the NYSE.


Ah

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways plans IPO
Replies: 22
Views: 2726

Re: Republic Airways plans IPO

https://www.preferredstockchannel.com/s ... ymbol=RJET
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Wasn't Republic on the NYSE before it sold Frontier? https://www.preferredstockchannel.com/s ... ymbol=RJET

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 506
Views: 67254

Re: Allegiant air adding Minneapolis, Melbourne (Florida), new Austin routes

EFA2014 wrote:
MLB makes perfect sense for them.G4 does maintenance at MLB along with acceptance of new aircraft/retrofit/etc


Could MLB also be about trying to target people travelling to go on cruises, like how TUI has moved from SFB to MLB?

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 506
Views: 67254

Re: Allegiant air adding Minneapolis, Melbourne (Florida), new Austin routes

william wrote:
When did Austin become a base?


It’s becoming a base in November with three A320s

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 506
Views: 67254

Re: Allegiant air adding Minneapolis, Melbourne (Florida), new Austin routes

I'm skeptical of G4 at MSP. I don't see what they can do that SY does not already and SY will have a great MSP point-of-sale advantage. They probably should have just focused on their little niche at STC and maybe increased their marketing budget in the Northern and Northwestern Suburbs. I bet G4 a...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's carrying cargo
Replies: 28
Views: 3973

Re: LCC's carrying cargo

A couple of LCCs have what are essentially courier divisions where people can pay for small packages to be carried on flights. An example of this is Lion Air's 'Lion Parcel' subsidiary. I believe SpiceJet also have something similar, but it also uses dedicated freighters. Sun Country Airlines also o...

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