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by behramjee
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14607

Re: PIA banned from Europe

I guess Emirates and Qatar Airways are celebrating now? They won't give a damn as they both have left PIA in the dust a long time ago. You didn’t understand his post so let me give you a reality check UK-ISB out of the 800,000 pax, PIA controls 70% market share because pax prefer the nonstop flying...

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by behramjee
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14607

Re: PIA banned from Europe

My understanding is the ban has been suspended for 3 days - ie becomes effective on 04 July, not 01 July yes you are correct as this has been officially confirmed now The Gulf carriers and TK are doing to be in for a mini honeymoon period carrying large volumes of UK-PAK pax in particular as the vo...

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by behramjee
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14607

Re: PIA banned from Europe

UK CAA has also now banned PIA from MAN BHX LHR effective tomorrow.

Expect Canada to follow suit shortly.

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by behramjee
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8641

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

lightsaber wrote:

Thus great deals on new too. Used is last generation. I think EK could swing a deal


They can by (like I posted earlier) using their deposits on the A380/A350 for the A321Neo too.

Yes they wont take on used aircraft and would prefer new builds with their own signature on board product.

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by behramjee
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8641

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

A223 unfortunately is too small for EK's network needs but better suited for the likes of G9 if they had gone for a future A223 / A321Neo combo of ample quantities.

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by behramjee
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8641

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

The A321 seems like it would be the ideal NB at EK but I can't see how EK justifies buying a new fleet of aircraft right now or even in the new future when the have the 737 MAX fleet at FlyDubai. It would cost quite little to integrate I think. They even already have a flat-bed product. As other po...

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by behramjee
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8641

Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft

Article link: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transport/448780-emirates-airline-to-consider-narrow-body-aircraft-post-covid-19 Its behind a pay-wall so the summary is as follows: a) EK COO Mr Adel al Redha disclosed that its fleet strategy going forward is being reviewed again due to the effect CV-1...

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by behramjee
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 39855

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Air France Africa + Asia flights update as per publication across major GDS systems today: Africa - all services bound to Dakar, Johannesburg, Abidjan, Conakry, Bamako, Lagos, Accra, Mauritius, Abuja, Douala, Kinshasa, Libreville and Brazzaville closed for sale until 30th August Asia - until 30Aug, ...

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by behramjee
Fri May 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada seeks five new international cargo routes (FlightGlobal)
Replies: 9
Views: 2917

Re: Air Canada seeks five new international cargo routes (FlightGlobal)

Air Canada has been very pro-active since March rapidly converting B77Ws and A333s into freighters to support Canada's needs as well as other countries along with providing itself with a vital source of consistent high yield cash flow. Operating more than 1,200 cargo flights since March is no easy f...

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by behramjee
Thu May 14, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

With SAA operating JNB-JFK on the A359 I have more faith in the aircraft to fly to ATL. Can the A359 make JNB-ATL with a good payload and cargo? I've heard JNB prints money like gold since DL right now has no competition to Africa non-stop (SAA is in dire straights and stopped flying). Hello...plea...

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by behramjee
Tue May 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61049

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

SN has just announced it will be cutting: - 1000 jobs - 10 planes (2 long haul and 8 short haul) - 22 destinations They want to grow again as from 2023. In the meantime it's still waiting for a bailout deal between the Belgian government and LH Group. The government is willing to spend millions, bu...

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by behramjee
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26325

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

I totally agree with this move being examined by CX for a whole lot of reasons: 1. Cash flow savings Capital cost of a B779 is US$104m more than a B781 at published price levels which means its about +30% more costlier. Lets say realistically you can purchase both aircraft at a 50% discount due to ...

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by behramjee
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26325

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

I totally agree with this move being examined by CX for a whole lot of reasons: 1. Cash flow savings Capital cost of a B779 is US$104m more than a B781 at published price levels which means its about +30% more costlier. Lets say realistically you can purchase both aircraft at a 50% discount due to 2...

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by behramjee
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99042

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

As per updated filing across major GDS systems today, Air France has extended the cancellation of many medium/long haul destinations to be as follows: Africa - Dakar, Abidjan, Bamako, Conakry, Nairobi, Doualal Johannesburg, Libreville, Accra, Lagos and Ouagadougou flights are closed for sale till 1...

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by behramjee
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi
Replies: 13
Views: 3828

Re: Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

This venture should be put off until S21 season at least. It can take advantage of getting relatively new A320/321s at very cheap rates on the dry lease market rather than opt for new birds thus increasing capital costs.

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by behramjee
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99042

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

As per updated filing across major GDS systems today, Air France has extended the cancellation of many medium/long haul destinations to be as follows: Africa - Dakar, Abidjan, Bamako, Conakry, Nairobi, Doualal Johannesburg, Libreville, Accra, Lagos and Ouagadougou flights are closed for sale till 14...

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by behramjee
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10704

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

deltatrav wrote:
I suppose even the A330-8neo could do even JFK, but unlikely to be used given its small premium cabin


no it cannot departing KWI at 0900am in summer season when its 44c average on the ground.

even the B77W has payload issues at times in the summer departing KWI for JFK.

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by behramjee
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12662

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Update from Air Senegal due to Government rules, flights are suspended to the following destinations: Paris from March 18 to April 18, 2020 Barcelona from March 15 to April 18, 2020 Marseille from March 18 to April 18, 2020 Casablanca from March 15 to 31, 2020 Nouakchott from March 17 until further ...

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by behramjee
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146547

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

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Norway airports all closed for traffic effective tomorrow so now what will Norwegian do since LGW-USA is also closed https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel ... ses-mount/

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by behramjee
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11262

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boeing-japan-investment-adviser-finalize-order-for-10-737-max-8-airplanes-300509757.html - Air Canada cancels order for 11 737 MAXs (-9?) - Japan Investment Advisors cancels order for 10 737 MAXs - Air Lease Corporation converts 9 MAXs into three 787s. - Oma...

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by behramjee
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182180

Re: DL COVID-19 Schedule Reduction Announced

Spring break season is now going on so perhaps until Easter period (19Apr), DL can use some of the freed up wide bodies on high demand routes to Florida, Mexico, California, LAS and the Caribbean where it makes commercial sense. In addition, the JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO multiple daily shuttle service can be...

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by behramjee
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18558

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million

I dont understand...NZ currently flies daily into LHR arriving at 1050 and departing back at 1520.

These timing slots are worth $27m??? I thought such a price tag was only for 0600-0900 timed slots.

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by behramjee
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37892

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Demand between MAN and the main Indian cities over the past year was as follows: *round trip pax* BOM 72,000 DEL 63,000 COK 28,000 BLR 22,000 MAA 20,000 HYD 17,000 AMD 14,000 It is worth mentioning that DEL-BHX average yield over the past year was 20% lower than MAN-BOM along with its p2p traffic to...

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by behramjee
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146547

Re: DY about to go bust?

Will there be interested parties in DY's B787s? Do you think Norwegian could "easily" re-organize itself without the long-haul structure and survive? DYs B787 configuration is well suited for JALs ZIP long haul LCC as well as for NH/JL domestic operations. Other airlines that could see it...

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by behramjee
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13391

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

Ideally VS needs a B789 sized aircraft but also needs to grow capacity beyond 2025 to a bigger plane as demand + competition heats up. The main advantage of an A359/A351 combo fleet is that both these planes can fly from SYD/MEL to LAX/SFO nonstop easily but the B781 cannot. The 316T A351 can do SYD...

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by behramjee
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22034

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

With ANZ suspending AKL-ICN, I expect many others too to reduce capacity and suspend ICN temporarily. As for AC, I wont be surprised if YYZ-ICN gets suspended temporarily just like HKG is for a month or so and it only operates YVR-ICN due to the Coronavirus outbreak as YVR can feed its network comfo...

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by behramjee
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN
Replies: 22
Views: 2089

Re: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN

DSS is a major UN hub in Africa as well as it has many other international aid agencies based there taking care of West Africa.

Remember GVA flight will also cater to LYS demand some what as LYS-DSS p2p is 35,000 annual pax round trip.

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by behramjee
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN
Replies: 22
Views: 2089

Re: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN

Senegal touchwood gets massive tourism from EU year round. As far as business demand is concerned it’s mainly CDG JFK and GVA bound.

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by behramjee
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN
Replies: 22
Views: 2089

Re: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN

Can a thread moderator please change the title to “Air Senegal announces Geneva and London” ...thank you

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by behramjee
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN
Replies: 22
Views: 2089

Re: Air Senegal announces Europe expansion with A321s

STN? I really wish they would do LGW. Makes for much better connections from Canada. No slots available in the morning at LGW for the timings that HC needed to ensure 2 way connectivity via DSS to its African network. If flying from Canada to Dakar, would Paris, Madrid or Casablanca not be the more...

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by behramjee
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN
Replies: 22
Views: 2089

Air Senegal announces Europe expansion with A321s

Air Senegal has officially announced that it will be launching 2 new EU routes in S20 on a full year basis as well as expanding its capacity offering to BCN and MRS. The major highlights are as follows: i. Two Airbus A321s to be inducted into the fleet in April and May respectively on a dry lease ba...

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by behramjee
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs
Replies: 72
Views: 21426

Re: Brussels Airlines seeks cost cuts, drop destinations, shrink fleet and jobs

Any update on their route cutbacks? Am more interested to know their plans for DSS BJL OUA ABJ CKY FNA in particular.

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by behramjee
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1136
Views: 122189

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Just in case anyone is wondering about the p2p demand between Seattle and India, it is as follows over the past year: *Round trip pax* DEL - 59,000 HYD - 38,000 BOM - 37,000 BLR - 36,000 MAA - 27,000 Yes HYD has more p2p demand from SEA than BLR, but the latter's yields are about 12% higher. Plus BL...

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by behramjee
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A340-600 operator - Azman Air
Replies: 17
Views: 5398

Re: New A340-600 operator - Azman Air

The plane has been obtained primarily to operate Hajj/Umrah flights on charter basis to JED. These are ex VS birds.

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by behramjee
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12662

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Senegal announces new 3 weekly Dakar-Geneva-Dakar nonstop service using an Airbus A321 effective 18Jun. According to their own web-page, so far no A321... Where is the A321 coming from? https://flyairsenegal.com/en/discover/fleet/ In other news - https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlinerout...

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by behramjee
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 22092

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Senegal's A321Ceos have 165 seats in a 2 class cabin layout with 16 flat beds in business class + 149 in economy. They are the first African airline to offer a premium flat bed product on board any narrow body aircraft. Arrival time into GVA is at 0825 local on Mon Thu Sat and departure is at 0...

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by behramjee
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 22092

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Senegal's A321Ceos have 165 seats in a 2 class cabin layout with 16 flat beds in business class + 149 in economy. They are the first African airline to offer a premium flat bed product on board any narrow body aircraft. Arrival time into GVA is at 0825 local on Mon Thu Sat and departure is at 09...

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by behramjee
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12662

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Senegal announces new 3 weekly Dakar-Geneva-Dakar nonstop service using an Airbus A321 effective 18Jun. Cabin configuration is 165 seats i.e. 16J (flat beds) + 149Y thus making it the first African carrier to offer a flat bed product on board a narrow body jet. Flights land into GVA at 0825 and ...

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by behramjee
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18301

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Turkish Airlines officially opens for sale new YVR-IST services using a B789 effective 09Jun

Days 2/4/7

TK 075 Dep IST 1405 Arr YVR 1550
TK 076 Dep YVR 1720 Arr IST 1450+1

I can bet you the top feeder market for this new service will be Tehran.

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by behramjee
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12662

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

soups wrote:
ASKY is to start Lome-Dakar-Praia 2x weekly shortly on a 737


Yes but no 5th freedom on DSS-RAI and it’s 3 weekly; not 2

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by behramjee
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6833

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

US carriers should welcome this as they can use these spare WB planes for peak spring break services throughout March.

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by behramjee
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan government in proposal with Airbus to supply Sudan-Air with 8 new aircrafts.
Replies: 14
Views: 2559

Re: Sudan government in proposal with Airbus to supply Sudan-Air with 8 new aircrafts.

Logic would dictate 6 A223s + 2 ATR 72-600s as new A223s can be delivered from Q4-21 whilst new A320neos will take 4-5 years !

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by behramjee
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210528

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Flydubai are very keen to dry lease used B738s from anywhere for 1-2 years so these discarded aircraft from Indian carriers (ex 9W planes) would be useful for them.

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by behramjee
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7057

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

LAX772LR wrote:
dhaliwal wrote:
Why wouldnt they just fly direct to penang and back?

Most likely reason being that they don't see sufficient demand for a 77W nonstop, but wish to move in on that destination before smaller eqp arrives.


100% correct

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by behramjee
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda
Replies: 66
Views: 11024

Re: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda

If a fresh new A32N/A32Q order is being placed by an airline, the earliest delivery slot is 2025 onwards which I bet MOL will not want to wait that long for. Maybe, he can manage to get the NEO slots that Avianca recently gave up for 20 units which were to be obtained sooner. But Airbus is right, as...

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by behramjee
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4309

Re: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020

Good for PIA but is 3X really viable on JFK-ISB given all the ME3 competition? Perfect for retired VFR I guess. From a financial stand point, it isnt viable according to me as my personal forecast is 72% SF with a B77L accumulating to an annual net loss of US$ -21m and an operating cash loss of $ -...

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by behramjee
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed : UL to restart Paris and Frankfurt
Replies: 13
Views: 3529

Re: Unconfirmed : UL to restart Paris and Frankfurt

Just don't forget that Sri Lanka is a veritable upmarket vacation destination for Europeans and has been for years. There were daily flights with UL (and LH codeshare) from FRA before until the ME3 killed that business. Great if UL tries again. Some people I know would really appreciate this. I wou...

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by behramjee
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed : UL to restart Paris and Frankfurt
Replies: 13
Views: 3529

Re: Unconfirmed : UL to restart Paris and Frankfurt

They’re an ambitious airline, I don’t think people realise they fly to Melbourne, pretty far for a small airline with a small home market. I’ve flown them about six times and the onboard product is first rate. They are oneworld’s boutique airline for sure. Hope they can return to Paris and Frankfur...

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by behramjee
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)
Replies: 60
Views: 10704

Re: Kuwait Airways lost an avg. of $17M for "every" aircraft in its fleet (for its financial year)

In addition, A338 cant operate with a full payload KWI-JFK year round. The ideal long term simplification fleet for KU (purely from a commercial point of view) would be 15 A359s being supported with 15 A321Neos + 5 A320Neos. Didn't they order the 251T version? The ~ $50M price delta from the A359 p...

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