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by AF022
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 16817

Re: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes

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...

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by AF022
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 31995

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rs-454726/


I can't imagine this is going to end well. Is AF helping them on this route? I don't think Air Senegal will have any connectivity on the DSS side.
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eastafspot wrote:
A330neo emerges in Air Senegal colours:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rs-454726/


I can't imagine this is going to end well. Is AF helping them on this route? I don't think Air Senegal will have any connectivity on the DSS side.

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by AF022
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian October Results
Replies: 16
Views: 3561

Re: Norwegian October Results

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...

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by AF022
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to launch Ghana airline!
Replies: 35
Views: 6756

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to launch Ghana airline!

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 ...

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by AF022
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to launch Ghana airline!
Replies: 35
Views: 6756

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to launch Ghana airline!

i thought it was ASK-eye

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by AF022
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 6169

Re: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX

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.

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by AF022
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 5437

Re: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018

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 ...

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by AF022
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes
Replies: 100
Views: 16025

Re: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes

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....

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by AF022
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 106
Views: 23293

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

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...

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by AF022
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 39381

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

what kind of slots did they have at JFK? were they even flying there yet or starting in the future?

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by AF022
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines plans new mega airport with 80 million pax capacity 48km southeast of Addis Ababa
Replies: 28
Views: 4771

Re: Ethiopian Airlines plans new mega airport with 80 million pax capacity 48km southeast of Addis Ababa

BrianWilkes wrote:
Yeah....................what about the millions of starving ppl!


Maybe the goal is to build the economy even more to provide opportunities to the people. I don't know how a country solves the poverty problem without address the economy.

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by AF022
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair forced off ORY-DSS route
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Corsair forced off ORY-DSS route

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, ...

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by AF022
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10400

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

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.

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by AF022
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 33
Views: 5357

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

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...

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by AF022
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 4618

Re: Mauritius Aviation

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...

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by AF022
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 13324

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

TK has three daily departures from JFK. Once high season is over maybe they'll reduce frequencies here.

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by AF022
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 46090

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

Can DY make money doing this? I would assume the wet-lease rate is high.

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by AF022
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 39509

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

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...

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by AF022
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 9033

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

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 ...

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by AF022
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500
Replies: 20
Views: 4795

Re: Norwegian OAK-BCN on a a340-500

This is such an expensive aircraft to operate. With fuel costs going up are they risking not even covering cash costs?

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by AF022
Thu May 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 60056

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

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...

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by AF022
Sat May 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 4276

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

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...

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by AF022
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017

I have flown them once and I think all their flights to the east depart in the evening. Abidjan to Douala departs Abidjan at 19h15 and arrives Douala at 22h45.

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by AF022
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017

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...

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by AF022
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017

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.
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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.

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by AF022
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 4098

Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

https://m.facebook.com/EthiopianAirline ... &source=48

Incredible. I knew they were big but wow. They must dwarf everything else on the continent.
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https://m.facebook.com/EthiopianAirline ... &source=48

Incredible. I knew they were big but wow. They must dwarf everything else on the continent.

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by AF022
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 4276

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

Two A330s? Where on earth are they going to use these?

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by AF022
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian schedule out of OAK
Replies: 13
Views: 2249

Re: Norwegian schedule out of OAK

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...

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by AF022
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 60056

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

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?

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by AF022
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3962

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

Anecdotally I have flown ACCJFK a couple of times and front was full of upgrades.

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by AF022
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Summer 2018 Make or Break for Norwegian?
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Is Summer 2018 Make or Break for Norwegian?

Agree. They could fly Bergen-Nashville in July and it would be profitable. July is easy. November? Going to be hard for them.

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by AF022
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN203 BRU-DSS diverting to LYS
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: SN203 BRU-DSS diverting to LYS

Seems to have departed from LYS already.

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by AF022
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December
Replies: 28
Views: 5257

Re: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December

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'...

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by AF022
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December
Replies: 28
Views: 5257

Re: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December

Can they over fly Arab countries in North Africa?

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by AF022
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6827

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

behramjee wrote:
JNB-JFK/IAD nonstop both ways only B778 and A359LR can perform with a full payload.


Would they give up their intermediate stop in ACC to IAD if they could operate nonstop efficiently? Are they selling ACC-IAD and making money, or is it more of a technical stop?

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by AF022
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?

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?

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by AF022
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?

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?

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by AF022
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal news?
Replies: 14
Views: 2500

Re: Air Senegal news?

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 ...

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by AF022
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal news?
Replies: 14
Views: 2500

Re: Air Senegal news?

Thanks for link. I didn't know they were getting an A320, all articles read say that just two A330s and two ATRs.

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by AF022
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 14028

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

JFK terminal one is extremely busy - how can they handle three extra flights?

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by AF022
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal news?
Replies: 14
Views: 2500

Air Senegal news?

Is there any update on when Air Senegal starting? I don't see any news or websites.

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by AF022
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16719

Re: EMIRATES start BCN-MEX

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.


Where does TK fly in Latin America? Are their routes just for glamour and not making money?

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by AF022
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD- New airlines and destinations
Replies: 34
Views: 4831

Re: MAD- New airlines and destinations

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...

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by AF022
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-Africa Aviation: entire fleet of ONE goes with mechanical?
Replies: 0
Views: 856

Mid-Africa Aviation: entire fleet of ONE goes with mechanical?

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...

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by AF022
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD
Replies: 13
Views: 5740

Re: Lufthansa brings back PrivatAir operation

I'm really surprised by this. Is Ethiopian going to fill the void with their daily FRA nonstop to/from ADD? Is LH suffering on this route?

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by AF022
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 72
Views: 14846

Re: Norwegian today reported its full year and q4 2017 results. The net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million) in 20

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...

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by AF022
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 6262

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

I think the Egyptains are not going to boast about them having the only nonstop between Toronto and Africa.

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by AF022
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 9444

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

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 ...

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by AF022
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 11511

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

PHX doesn't have the yields.

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by AF022
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 employes of Kam Air killed in attack on Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul today
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

Re: 10 employes of Kam Air killed in attack on Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul today

Terrible news, really. We are all brothers in this business.

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