Emirates announces network expansion for S19: Dakar increased from four to 5 weekly Source: https://www.emirates247.com/business/corporate/emirates-announces-network-updates-for-2019-2019-01-12-1.677930?ot=ot.AMPPageLayout I'm surprised by this. I thought DKR was really weak for them. Didn't they t...Jump to post
eastafspot wrote:A330neo emerges in Air Senegal colours:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rs-454726/
Back to the numbers... some will argue this is all part of their plan, taking on losses until they fully mature and start to generate an annual profit. The question is, do they have the capital to survive the slow TATL months, which make up a better part of the year. How do they define "mature...Jump to post
Will be interesting to see how this works out. Ghana, compared to most other African countries, does quite ok. I hope they don't go all megalomanic and actually concentrate on improving regional connectivity. Africa needs this especially taking into consideration that taking the road is not always ...Jump to post
any airline could be top bird at any airport if they werent' concerned about profitability. Nrowegian could just as operate 20 flights a day to LAX.Jump to post
2-2-2 Business Class. Not all-aisle access. Looks old-fashioned and not competitive, though NBO-JFK will be a niche market with KQ providing the only non-stop. Time will tell. LH has a great product in business class with 2-2-2, even on their new A350s. Not everyone is migrating to 1-2-1, even the ...Jump to post
It seems ... the world. So much I disagree with in here: 1. I disagree that they have brought reasonable fares across the Atlantic 2. I disagree that when a legacy airlines starts a TA route, they intend to service it permanently. Hope, maybe. But I don't think that is much different than LCC's. 3....Jump to post
My neighbor is Ethiopian doctor and seemingly whenever family members travel home they took Emirates or Turkish. He once told me bottom of barrel traffic flew ET and Saudia for what its worth. What a snob. He could fly Ethiopian from LAX to Addis but instead takes a slower connection on Emirates or...Jump to post
BrianWilkes wrote:Yeah....................what about the millions of starving ppl!
http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/corsair-pushed-senegal-route-african-newcomer ATW is reporting that the Senegalese authorities are forcing Corsair to exit the ORY-DSS route so that the latest re-incarnation of the Senegalese national airline can step into the market. This seems highly unusual, ...Jump to post
Lagos is a nightmare for connectivity, and although the city itself is massive it can't support a long-haul airline based solely on traffic to/from Lagos. I can't see this ending well.Jump to post
Strange, its as though they're worried we're going to confuse it with all the other Gambias... New York City has a borough called The Bronx and no one is confused there, so.... 8-) NYC has a complex where they want to feel special. We all know theres some other Bronx and Gambia out there! Uh, no. T...Jump to post
I would find it laughable that they would deny ET access while EK brings in double deckers twice a day, but it may be that Air Mauritius has found its niche below EK, a space that ET would eat into. Ethiopian's ever growing European market and what it has been able to do in nearby Comores, Seychell...Jump to post
That's Brussels Airlines problem...Nothing to do with the plane. Take off the goggles Brussels Airlines has much bigger problems than their SSJ ops., I guess they will also get the axe soon. The main problem for the SSJ right now I guess is due to 2 things mainly: the first of them is getting someo...Jump to post
There’s no ‘feud’ - it’s EK’s market big time , the others are way behind Based on what? Remember that because this flight doesn't touch Dubai they don't take profit from cheap fuel prices like they do in Dubai. An aircraft can only land if the fuel tanks are nearly empty, so for the flight to New ...Jump to post
I really hope Norwegian will stay independent. I don't they are a horrible airline. But good for the competition. And by the way, anything related to Norway in your opinion is “horrible” as demonstrated many times on this forum over the years, so I’d take your comment with a huge grain of salt. Ope...Jump to post
I look forward to seeing Uganda Airlines eventually resuming flights to LGW with the arrival of their A332's in Q418 and hopefully the new revived airline will have an eye catching livery :-) I would suggest catching the livery while you can as I can't imagine this operation will survive long. ET a...Jump to post
Taking on brand new A320's was probably not a good idea, in addition to starting questionable destinations such as Luanda and Bangui with little demand and ties to the Ivory Coast. This sounds like Senegal Airlines all over again. The fact is it is very difficult in West Africa to run an airline, l...Jump to post
https://www.africaintelligence.com/lce/ ... 308306-bre
You can log on and the article isn't much more than the headline, but this is a huge loss for such a small airline.
https://m.facebook.com/EthiopianAirline ... &source=48
Incredible. I knew they were big but wow. They must dwarf everything else on the continent.
I can't imagine they are making any money on these routes except in summer. I can leave this TUE OAK-OSL roundtrip from $419. Sounds like lots of empty seats. I saw on another thread that DY transatlantic in/out of Scandinavia is losing lots of money. Do we have any idea where Norwegian is generatin...Jump to post
Would IAG keep TATL routes on truck routes to points like JFK and LAX? I can't see how those routes could make money. Maybe redistribute the aircraft to less competitive cities from LGW?
Is DY making any money CDGJFK or LGWLAX? Could money be made?
Can they over fly Arab countries in North Africa? I don't think Egypt will raise any objections. What about Niger/Chad/Sudan? If i'm not mistaken, LY had to operate over the Mediterranean and then south on their flights between TLV and South America. I don't know if ths is why LY pulled out, but I'...Jump to post
Can they over fly Arab countries in North Africa?Jump to post
behramjee wrote:JNB-JFK/IAD nonstop both ways only B778 and A359LR can perform with a full payload.
They can't be making very much money from JFK if the flight is full of passengers to TLV and BKK. Yields must be terrible. I checked fares on their website, less than $1000 RT JFK-BKK.
Are they a profit driven enterprise?
Lots of bashing on both sides of the Atlantic with emabassies closing and general ill-will. SU has 3 daily flights to JFK, and flights to a few other places. There must be some impact on loads, no? Can SU fill all three JFK flights?Jump to post
Senegal is not a premium market, does not have a strategic location to pull connecting traffic, nor does it have the deep pockets to sustain a perpetually loss-making national carrier. Points 1 & 3 are correct, but Dakar is actually very well located in a very poorly connected region of a very ...Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Galwayman wrote:Great news , hopefully the rumoured TK IST >DUB > MEX will happen soon too
Only if there is an Ireland-to -Mexico market. Otherwise, it'll be another money burner in Latin America for TK.
Doesn't CEIBA have MAD-SSG flights? I think IB used to fly to LAD but gave up. DLA seems like a stretch. The main gaps in MAD are: -Houston -Guadalajara & Monterrey -Tegucigalpa/San Pedro Sula -Fortaleza -Rotterdam -Hanover -Belgrade -Accra -Lagos -Douala -Luanda -Malabo -Nairobi -Kuwait City -M...Jump to post
I have heard throught my contacts in West Africa have told me Mid-Africa Aviation's sole aircraft has gone technical. Can anyone confirm this? There is nothing up to date on Flightradar24 which is where I usually look for tail information. Seems very challenging to run an airline with just one aircr...Jump to post
Is this the result of over expansion, or the some routes are really failing and they haven't pulled the plug because they have too many aircraft pouring in and don't know where to send them? If the 4th quarter 2017 was bad Q1 2018 is going to be horrible. The transatlantic market is very bad in wint...Jump to post
I think SAA has two things going against it to LHR with 2 daily flights. First, the flights run almost parallel, one departs at 2100 and the other at 2155. What is the point of that? Wouldn't it make more sense to have one departure at 2100 and the other at 2330? If they can't fill two flights with ...Jump to post
Terrible news, really. We are all brothers in this business.Jump to post