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by seansasLCY
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Finland has effectively closed its borders to everyone except those with Finnish citizenship or proof of residency in Finland, apart from a few exceptional cases Finnair also seem to be still blocking the middle seat on some flights. I just flew ARN-HEL and it was about 80% full with no blocking an...

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by seansasLCY
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 12584

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

it seems IAG is restructuring BA and Sean Doyle, CEO from Aer LIngus will be the new CEO from British Airways. https://news.sky.com/story/british-airways-chief-executive-alex-cruz-steps-down-12102287 Is there nobody within BA suitable for this role? That's 2 ex EI CEO's and one from Vueling recentl...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

LGW-ALC is not a market where Norwegian can compete effectively. They can however compete on routes between London and both the Nordic capitals and also 2nd tier Nordic cities - e.g. Bergen or Gothenburg. They were useful for flying O&D between London and the Nordics pre-Covid - a shame that th...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Norwegian reported to be considering substantially reducing their base at London Gatwick https://finansavisen.no/nyheter/luftfart/2020/10/09/7575552/norwegian-vurderer-a-stenge-base-i-london https://www.balpa.org/Media-Centre/Press-Releases/BALPA-Response-to-news-of-proposed-downsizing-by-N https:/...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

What is the status of Wideroe's new livery? Has it or will it be painted on the Q400 fleet?

Second, does anyone know what is going on with BRA? Will they return?

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by seansasLCY
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 44470

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Serbia further boosts BEG-ZRH with two additional flights, total of 19 weekly. JU will have four flights on the weekend: BEG-ZRH 07.20-09.10 12.40-14.30 16.20-18.10 18.05-19.55 Let's see what LX does and if they respond in any way. So far they have 12 weekly. Is BEG among the top destinations f...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Best. Flight. Ever! Business class on a Swiss Airbus A220 (my first time) from Zurich to Dublin
Replies: 9
Views: 5634

Re: Best. Flight. Ever! Business class on a Swiss Airbus A220 (my first time) from Zurich to Dublin

I agree. I flew around 10 short haul business flights with them last year and never experienced a bad crew. My last flight was in May and the crew were fantastic and the food was much better than Lufthansa. The A220 is a great little plane too. Those big windows really make it feel bigger than it is.

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by seansasLCY
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans
Replies: 43
Views: 4243

Re: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans

Personally I think LCY is environmentally pretty dubious, it might be very convenient because it's so central, but it's that central location which makes the noise really intrusive And unlike Heathrow, you can't argue that it's economically essential or that most people benefit from it. It's a nich...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans
Replies: 43
Views: 4243

Re: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans

Downturns are the perfect time to invest in infrastructure. Unlike just giving money away it teaches skills and provides those facilities needed for future economic growth. I personally see postponing this LCY expansion as very short sighted. Lightsaber Personally I think LCY is environmentally pre...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans
Replies: 43
Views: 4243

Re: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans

I still think that psychological aspects (like status perception) are playing a role but I have no way to say it precisely. I don't think perception has any weight in LCY or Europe. If it did, you would probably see more aircraft with business class seating. Right now, many LCY operators don't even...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside
Replies: 17
Views: 6014

Re: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside

This is a once a day, middle of the day flight,operated from the Teesside end, and is currently advertised as being operated by the Embraer 170. There are no other Embraer 170 flights advertised from Teesside. Eastern continue to serve Teesside to London City twice a day, continues to be advertised...

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by seansasLCY
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17397

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

A220s with lie-flats? Because, sure, a carrier the size of B6 needs another small sub-fleet. That'll improve utilization, alright. LCY-JFK has long been a bit 'fragile' has it not? Among the first LON-NYC services to be suspended in a downturn? JetBlue has done exceptionally well with Mint. I think...

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by seansasLCY
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17397

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

Pandemic or not, US-UK traffic can expect to decline due to Brexit. London will lose many EU based companies which have its HQ there, which now will be relocated to Continental Europe. So business travel will suffer further, and could lead to more cancellations of flights. That’s just not being sho...

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by seansasLCY
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17397

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

I still don't understand why LCY didn't expand its runway. The only thing holding that back is the Connaught bridge, removing that bridge could make the runway easily 400 meters/1300 feet longer. Therefore a larger plane could service the route LCY - JFK, quite possibly without the SNN stopover. Th...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17397

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

Flight was on borrowed time anyways. While I have never taken the flight personally, I have several friends that have and they always mentioned that the loads were extremely light, especially within the past couple years. I remember BA announced the service with great optimism, and I recall there w...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9334

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

jonas12345 wrote:
where did they get the LHR slot from?

Perhaps leased from SQ given they operated 4 daily and now currently 1 daily. They are a parent of Vistera so would make sense.

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by seansasLCY
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 383
Views: 58863

Re: British Airways route updates

BA have announced that they will remove the A318 from the fleet which I assume means the end of LCY-JFK.

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by seansasLCY
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 21472

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

The already regularly use A330s to LHR so I guess this will be expanded. True, but I think I haven't seen a 330 in LHR since a while (even before the pandemic). And the last SU widebody in CDG was an A310, 20 years ago. On the other hand, pre-Covid they had something like 4 or 5 32S a day. Will the...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 21472

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

Weird news. They say SU will only keep widebodies, 737s will be transferred to DP and Russian-made planes to FV but what will become of the A320s? Also, if SU only keeps widebodies, does that mean they will fly widebodies to Paris and London? Or that Pobeda will take over CDG and LHR flights? Serio...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 122
Views: 23650

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The biggest problem any UK carrier* faces right now, is that the UK haven't gotten the infection rate down to a level where its residents are welcome in countries to which they might like to travel. This means the actual gap is a big fat zero, which is about the same size as the travelling market f...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I just checked both FR24 and Finavia for HEL flights. It's strange how FR24 shows more flights than the offcial airport web site. I think the airport doesn’t show freight flights? When I was there, there was a JAL 787 operating to Tokyo but it didn’t appear on the website or the departure board. I ...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32546

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

I would actually agree with the proposal to turn re-brand the airline as "Eurowings" and have it serve as a primarily low cost airline with flights to Africa and the UK/Scandinavia. It could directly compete with KLM and AMS. A premium product could be used on flights to Africa. Furthermo...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32546

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

What would IAG really gain from having Brussels Air ? Royal Air Maroc has a West Africa network and BA already fly to Nigeria + Ghana. Short haul out of BRU doesn't mix particularly well with BA's business model Realistically RAM isn’t a great airline and I’m sure IAG would rather put passengers on...

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by seansasLCY
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

SK has lots of regional flights! I've flown them many times inside of Norway. I don't follow your logic on speaking English. Widroe is a Norwegian airline for mostly smaller markets along the coast. The person I read the information from must have been incorrect then. A national airline is importan...

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by seansasLCY
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 392
Views: 74636

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

British airways isn't Lufthansa Group. They don't know how to properly run a group. They became lazy when they know Heathrow Slots are constrained. Which lead them to maintain majority in their home turf. On a competitive market, they would got crushed. Don't let them take over mainland europe. I’m...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/uploa ... Report.pdf
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According to ACL documents, Wideroe applied for slots for a Bergen-LCY service. They got awarded slots for 13x weekly. They also applied for slots at Stansted.

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/uploa ... Report.pdf

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by seansasLCY
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS will operate 1 extra daily flight, this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to high demand on the regular SK531/532 service. SK531/532 has been daily since 15Th of May. Flight reinstated are SK525/526. SK has not cancelled any flights for next week, a clear indication that they wish to conti...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

According to many on here that I see as of late they should just be left to die. I hope however as a fan of our industry that they find a solution and can survive! What incentive is there to run an airline well if your poorly run rival, ends up surviving, which in turn would make your survival even...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

So with BA just announcing they will be making 12,000 people redundant, do people still think it’s a good idea to be letting VS collapse? Add the two together and that will be over 20,000 people added to the dole queue in a short time (8,500 or so plus employees plus supply chain). I have just hear...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Alliances and JV's are different. But you can take BOS-LHR. AA/BA and VS/DL are the only options. In terms of operating carriers, AA is not even operating it, it is just BA. So even during Bermuda II, there were 4 operating carriers, even UA flew BOS-LHR until 2002 or so, and now the choice is even...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Lots of hypocrites here. IM sure if each one of us were in the same shoes as Branson, we would have done exactly the same. All this "Doesn't pay his taxes" - we would have done the same - its legal, why wouldn't we? HOWEVER then main point is, its a British company, VIRGIN ATLANTIC want t...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Does anyone know when we can expect SAS to resume some flights within Europe? Specifically LHR?

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by seansasLCY
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Currently, governments can and do support many other airlines, companies and consumers not because they are excellent investments but because they are trying to prevent the total collapse of the economy as we know it. The flow of money is the overaching objective here. But if you and many others he...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/04/25/branson-races-find-virgin-atlantic-buyer/?utm_content=telegraph&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1587846955 According to the Telegraph: “ Sir Richard Branson is seeking a buyer for Virgin Atlantic and has se...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6504

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... CugZOTNAg7
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According to Twitter and Bloomberg, Mahan Air is ferrying supplies to restore an oil refinery back to working condition.

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... CugZOTNAg7

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by seansasLCY
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

In the video he is very deliberate in the way he says they need the Virgin brand (rather than saying Virgin Atlantic). This is really correct as they do need the Virgin brand and it's assets like the FFer comminity to sell tickets to the UK market. There is no need for Virgin Atlantic to be a Briti...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!
Replies: 18
Views: 8159

Re: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!

It’s your choice what cabin and price you pay its also clear that the service won’t be the same pre Covid-19. Investment in lounges, new aircraft, new suite, new bedding, improved catering, yes I can see the service has been degraded in premium cabins over the years. I am grateful they are still fl...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! Who is this airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Help! Who is this airline?

I have a particular aircraft identification information book and there is one airline image that i just cannot identify. i have wanted to find out the name and information on this airline for years. I have researched it numerous times and came up empty each time. The flag on the front of the MD-83 ...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24926

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Out of the choice of virgin or easyJet it has to be easyJet. They fly routes out of many regional airports providing connectivity all over Europe. If virgin go Under only two airports really lose out. I’d agree that it’s another reason against VS. EasyJet provide a lot more connectivity especially ...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

As for SRB, well he burned his bridges on Brexit. This is the real reason why VS won't be assisted. :checkmark: Ding ding ding ding ding we have a winner. It’s really not. SRB has a history of failing the UK. He’s a good PR man but that’s it. He lost the rail franchise, he is seen in part as respon...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24926

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Help me understand why one UK airline with a billionaire owner is worthy of saving in your opinion, but another isn’t? :confused: EasyJet innovates while VS replicates (British Airways). Did you just rewrite the past 30 years of aviation history? BA (and not only them) are the one copying VS. VS in...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185325

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Virgin is a great airlines. I see a lot of ignorance in this feed. ALL airlines in the UK are currently in discussion with the UK government for support / possibility of bail outs. That includes EasyJet and BA. ALL these airlines have taken cost cutting measures to ensure their survival. It really ...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR terminal moves?
Replies: 38
Views: 11581

Re: LHR terminal moves?

Just trying to place T2B security? Anyone? I assume it’s the flight connections part. Whenever I arrive from ARN on the last flight it’s already closed but it’s the bit when you go down the escalators before you reach the moving walkways. To one side there is a path which goes to flight connections...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150177

Re: DY about to go bust?

https://www.nrk.no/norge/norwegian-kans ... 1.14941620

Being reported that Norwegian may lay off half their staff.
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https://www.nrk.no/norge/norwegian-kans ... 1.14941620

Being reported that Norwegian may lay off half their staff.

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by seansasLCY
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150177

Re: DY about to go bust?

There will be presented a general rescue package tomorrow, probably providing liquidity to the airlines business in general Doesn't the original part of Norwegian fly subsidies routes in Sweden and Norway? No, they don't They did operate a couple of routes which were subsidised by Norwegian Gov for...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 150177

Re: DY about to go bust?

on Sky News in the UK today they mentioned that there is talk of the Norwegian Government nationalising Norwegian. Does anyone know more? Is it seriously being considered?

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by seansasLCY
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11080

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

They were in trouble as soon as they started calling themselves "Stobart AIr". And why would that be??? It is a dumb, clumsy sounding name that says absolutely nothing. To you maybe. In the UK (where they primarily operate) Stobart is quite a well known name thanks to the Eddie Stobart ha...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use it or lose it?
Replies: 35
Views: 7317

Re: Use it or lose it?

Slots can however be traded in some countries (LHR is the obvious example). Which other countries allow this ? Not sure, as I work within European aviation. Pretty sure that’s slots can’t be traded in the EU. LHR slots were traded while the UK was in the EU and the continue to be now (Air NZ) even ...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 909
Views: 147927

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Finnair announce big cuts to European flights: The main changes to Finnair’s domestic and European network in April are: Finnair is cancelling all flights to Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola and Kemi in Finland between 1-30 April. Finnair is cancelling its flights to Bologna, Stuttgart, Split, Umeå and V...

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