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by AF022
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARIK grounded by strikes?
Replies: 2
Views: 630

ARIK grounded by strikes?

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/arik-air-grounded/

I'm never sure what to believe in the Nigerian media, but ARIK's own facebook page indicates there are disruptions. Can anyone confirm?

Terrible time of the year for this to happen with so many passengers traveling before Christmas.
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http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/arik-air-grounded/

I'm never sure what to believe in the Nigerian media, but ARIK's own facebook page indicates there are disruptions. Can anyone confirm?

Terrible time of the year for this to happen with so many passengers traveling before Christmas.

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by AF022
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 24238

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Is Polynesian Blue or Virgin Samoa or whatever its called still operating?

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by AF022
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania confirms order for 1 787-8
Replies: 37
Views: 10677

Re: Air Tanzania confirms order for 1 787-8

I can't see this ending well! It's impossible to make long haul working without any economies of scale and without any feed. One cannot simply rely on O&D traffic unless the routes are incredibly high yielding, which DAR will certainly not provide. I can't see anyone willing to provide feed on ...

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by AF022
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group announces to buy remaining shares of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 14978

Re: Brussels Airlines' shareholders giving in to Lufthansa

DDR wrote:
Sounds like Brussels Airlines is dead in two years. Sad.


I don't know very much about SN. Can someone give a recap? Why will they be dead in two years? Are they losing money? Or will LH take over their international routes from BRU?

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by AF022
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.
Replies: 62
Views: 9969

Re: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.

Didn't VS start then stop ORD at least once already? Seems like they have been burned twice here.Poor planning.

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by AF022
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to acquire 4 new planes
Replies: 22
Views: 5486

Re: MEA to acquire 4 new planes

CanadaFair wrote:
They do serve a few points in west Africa, in the 1990s they served Sao Paulo and Sydney as well as some Asian routes Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Colombo.


I don't know if it was São Paulo, but I remember being at Rio airport and seeing their flight depart GIG-ABJ-BEY

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by AF022
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARIK cancels flights due to fuel shortages
Replies: 14
Views: 4516

ARIK cancels flights due to fuel shortages

http://atwonline.com/airlines/fuel-shor ... operations Does anyone know which flights are being cancelled? Their website doesn't have much information. Are the cancellations mostly domestic, or regional, or intercontinental? The article mentions JNB but it can't be just diversions to PHC on the JNB ...

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by AF022
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Plans Tel Aviv
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

Re: AI Plans Tel Aviv

ET also has daily connectivity between both DEL/BOM and TLV. TK's is faster, however.

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by AF022
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD
Replies: 50
Views: 13070

Re: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD

So in the JNB-Europe market, all the premium traffic originates in Europe? I didn't know that.

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by AF022
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankruptcy EC Air?
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: Bankruptcy EC Air?

I doubt they will ever come back to life.

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by AF022
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD
Replies: 50
Views: 13070

Re: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD

Yes, that would make sense for Lufthansa, but for SAA you would think that they want to leave as late as possible so that premium customers have the opportunity for a full day of work in JNB and to maximize connectivity at JNB.

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by AF022
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on ARIK ? Flight cancellations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: Any news on ARIK ? Flight cancellations?

I can't imagine a worse time to invest in Nigeria.

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by AF022
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD
Replies: 50
Views: 13070

Re: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD

Something I've never understood about SAA. If their planes just sit on the ground all the day in Europe, why do their flights leave around dinner time rather than late at night? LH from JNB to FRA departs at 1910 and arrives FRA at 0550. This makes sense because they want their aircraft in FRA to us...

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by AF022
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on ARIK ? Flight cancellations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Any news on ARIK ? Flight cancellations?

The economy in Nigeria seems to be falling and i see that some ARIK flights have been cancelled. But ARIK website doesn't have a flight status option so i can't see on their website. Does anyone have news on ARIK situation? The only article i can find now is this one about staff begging passengers f...

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by AF022
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has ECAIR collapsed
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Has ECAIR collapsed

All their flights have been zero'd out in saber. Can anyuone provide information?

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by AF022
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASKY to launch daily ABJ-DKR
Replies: 0
Views: 257

ASKY to launch daily ABJ-DKR

I see that ASKY has launched daily nonstop flights between Abidjan et Dakar starting 01NOV. I think this is a big market with ARIK, HF and KQ already in (maybe others?). Any news from these carriers in the region?

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by AF022
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Camair 737 seized, Paris suspended
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

Camair 737 seized, Paris suspended

http://www.businessincameroon.com/trans ... on-payment
http://cameroon-concord.com/business/it ... s-to-paris

Things again look bad for Camair. I'm amazed they can keep operating.
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http://www.businessincameroon.com/trans ... on-payment
http://cameroon-concord.com/business/it ... s-to-paris

Things again look bad for Camair. I'm amazed they can keep operating.

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by AF022
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Accra-Monrovia
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Royal Air Maroc Accra-Monrovia

I remember seeing on airlineroute that AT was starting service between ACC and ROB and maybe even FNA, but in November scheduels I see only 1 weekly ACC-ROB flight in each direction. What happened? Did this not work out for them?

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by AF022
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 flat-bed business?
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

Re: 737 flat-bed business?

PrivatAir's 737s for LH and SK are flat: Apparently Transaero had some flat bed seats on some 737s as well: http://www.flugrevue.de/zivilluftfahrt/ ... eil/534514 I see that Transaero went out of business. Planespotters shows a lot of their 737-800s are "stored". They are not so old. Too ...

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by AF022
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 flat-bed business?
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

737 flat-bed business?

Are there any 737s with flat-bed business? I know there are A321s operated by B6 and AA with flat beds, but I can't find any on 737. Maybe because A321 is slightly wider?

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by AF022
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EC AIR 787 QUESTIONS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: EC AIR 787 QUESTIONS?

Hey guys, Anyone knows what happening with the 787 HB-JJJ of EC AIR (operated by Private Air)? The aircraft seems to be stored since last year. I know that Private Air is going to withdraw from EC AIR and that TUI Belgium is going to fly their aircrafts, but does anyone have any update? What happen...

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by AF022
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to resume Singapore flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3549

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to resume Singapore flights

Why did they suspend services before? I didn't even know they flew to SIN previously.

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by AF022
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin interior shots...where are they?
Replies: 17
Views: 4330

Re: Cabin interior shots...where are they?

New site annoys me because even though I click "remember me" when signing in, i still have to re sign in almost every time. Why can't they fix this?

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by AF022
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA is on the verge of liquidation.
Replies: 124
Views: 27787

Re: SAA is on the verge of liquidation.

Actually, SAA;s big problem is government interference. They are forced to launch unprofitable routes like JNB-PEK for geo-politcal reasons and then can't form a coherent business strategy because the government replaces their CEO seemingly every 6 months. It is a sad situation... also PER-JNB is s...

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by AF022
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero Contractors Nigeria to shut down
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Aero Contractors Nigeria to shut down

http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2016/08/econ ... efinitely/

News out of Nigeria seems very bad, with fuel shortages, devalued currency, and power outages at main airport in Lagos.
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http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2016/08/econ ... efinitely/

News out of Nigeria seems very bad, with fuel shortages, devalued currency, and power outages at main airport in Lagos.

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by AF022
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches Windhoek 3x/week in W16
Replies: 11
Views: 4295

Re: KLM launches Windhoek 3x/week in W16

I'm sure the extension LAD-WDH is to [a] address plunging demand to LAD and [b] address ridiculously high cost of hotels in LAD.

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by AF022
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates resumes Conakry
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Emirates resumes Conakry

I am surprised they are doing this. The flight didn't really work before, and i think they used political unrest as an excuse to exit. How is DKR doing for them? Didn't they try to exit DKR as well?

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by AF022
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Camair-Co to be recapitalized by Government
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Camair-Co to be recapitalized by Government

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... sorb-debts

More money dumped into an operation that probably has no hope of making money. Guangzhou? Can't they just let the airline disappear? How much money has been dumped into Camair-Co already?
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http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... sorb-debts

More money dumped into an operation that probably has no hope of making money. Guangzhou? Can't they just let the airline disappear? How much money has been dumped into Camair-Co already?

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by AF022
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish military coup impact on civil aviation
Replies: 111
Views: 22805

Re: Turkish military coup

Looks like a Gulf Air flight was just about to arrive at IST and turned around. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GFA45 I'm curious that THY flights are still arriving/departing. I think I read that THY are the only ones allowed to land. Foreign airlines being diverted. Obviously right now if I wa...

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by AF022
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish military coup impact on civil aviation
Replies: 111
Views: 22805

Re: Turkish military coup

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GFA45
I'm curious that THY flights are still arriving/departing.
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Looks like a Gulf Air flight was just about to arrive at IST and turned around.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GFA45
I'm curious that THY flights are still arriving/departing.

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by AF022
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedoms operated by narrowbodies
Replies: 47
Views: 6496

Re: Fifth freedoms operated by narrowbodies

There are lots of 5th freedoms in Africa by African carriers. Air Cote d'Ivoire operates FNA-ROB, LBV-BZV, LBV-PNR, LBV-FIH, and DLA-NDJ. ASKY operates BKO-CKY, DLA-BGF, LBV-BZV, LBV-FIH, OXB-DKR, CKY-DKR, ABV-NSI, ABV-NDJ, DLA-NDJ, NSI-LBV, OUA-NIM, LOS-DLA, LOS-LBV and DLA-LBV. ARIK operates ACC-R...

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by AF022
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Plans To Fly To Africa : NBO and DAR
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Air India Plans To Fly To Africa : NBO and DAR

They will have a tough go at it. Lots of competition and very low fares. DAR fares are REALLY low. Insanely low. WB is going to get torn to shreds. Although Africa-Southeast Asia fares appear to be even lower, especially per mile/kilometer. I think that WB is going to get "torn to shreds"...

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by AF022
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Plans To Fly To Africa : NBO and DAR
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Air India Plans To Fly To Africa : NBO and DAR

They will have a tough go at it. Lots of competition and very low fares. DAR fares are REALLY low.

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by AF022
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16649

Re: African Aviation Thread

Ethiopian has just started their flight to Newark last week and they have already announced a 4th frequency ADD-LFW-EWR to start early August. This means there will be daily ADD-LFW service, with 4 flights extending to EWR and 3 to GRU.

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by AF022
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New website: is the "remember me" button not working?
Replies: 3
Views: 681

New website: is the "remember me" button not working?

Eachtime I go to this website I enter my name and password and click "remember me". But each time I go back it says "sign-in".

Is the "remember me" button not working?

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by AF022
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASKY makes profit of USD4m in 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 321

ASKY makes profit of USD4m in 2015

https://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2016/ ... t-in-2015/ This article says that ASKY made a $4m profit in 2015. I think this is remarkable because other airlines in West Africa like CamairCo and TADV and airlines in Nigeria seem to be falling apart. And other airlines like Senegal Airlines have collap...

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by AF022
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16649

Re: African Aviation Thread

https://www.facebook.com/ECAir-Equatori ... 4/?fref=nf

ECAIR announces on their page Facebook that they will suspend services BZV-PNR because damaged 737
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https://www.facebook.com/ECAir-Equatori ... 4/?fref=nf

ECAIR announces on their page Facebook that they will suspend services BZV-PNR because damaged 737

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by AF022
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16649

Re: African Aviation Thread

United is exiting IAH-LOS.
Iberia i believed already dropped MAD-LOS.
EK as shown above is cutting capacity by 50%.
others?

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by AF022
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16649

Re: African Aviation Thread

Airliners have posted that EK will reduce LOS frequencies to one per day from two per day. I believe airlines are having trouble getting their cash out from Nigeria. This maybe the reason.

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by AF022
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 32957

Re: New Site.

I agree with a lot of posters so far. The old site was great for desktop. This site isn't. I can see you will be generating more ad revenue which you deserve, but it would be a shame if fewer users used it because of the layout. Please set up the forum index page to allow for a longer list of topics...

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by AF022
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16649

RE: African Aviation Thread

I have heard that ASKY has taken delivery of a 737-800.

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by AF022
Sat May 14, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16649

RE: African Aviation Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/boeingrulz" class="quote" target="_blank">boeingrulz</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Airline Routes reporting that Iberia...

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by AF022
Fri May 13, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16649

RE: African Aviation Thread

<a href="http://www.cameroon-info.net/stories/0,72571,@,cameroun-climat-social-les-employes-de-camair-co-revendiquent-deux-mois-de-salai.html" target="_blank">http://www.cameroon-info.net/stories...vendiquent-deux-mois-de-salai.html</a> CAMAIR-CO seems to be suffering. I wonder how much longer they ...

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by AF022
Fri May 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arik Air Expansion And Fleet Strategy
Replies: 18
Views: 4686

RE: Arik Air Expansion And Fleet Strategy

Yes, very little information available. I keep reading bad things about customer service, the company verging on the brink of collapse, huge debts to some airport authority or something, lack of fuel. But maybe that is all news and not reality? If they are doing ok it is probably because they are th...

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by AF022
Wed May 04, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16649

RE: African Aviation Thread

I see that Ethiopian has changed their nonstop <acronym title="Addis Ababa - Bole International (ADD / HAAB), Ethiopia">ADD</acronym>-<acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International / Governador Andre Franco Montoro (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> flight to again operate via Lomé. ...

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by AF022
Wed May 04, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces 3rd Daily Flight To Cape Town
Replies: 11
Views: 5782

RE: Emirates Announces 3rd Daily Flight To Cape Town

Wow. What else can one say?

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by AF022
Tue May 03, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces ATL-RNO Service
Replies: 21
Views: 6933

RE: Delta Announces ATL-RNO Service

RNO is doing well. How is JetBlue doing on the route. It is good for them because it uses an aircraft overnight instead of leaving it on the ground. Delta might benefit from the same routing from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</a...

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by AF022
Tue May 03, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ To Start GRU-JNB
Replies: 11
Views: 5351

RE: JJ To Start GRU-JNB

This is great for TAM. They probably are having trouble on other routes and have been able to free up some capacity.

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by AF022
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Côte D’Ivoire Orders Two A320ceo, Two A320neo
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

RE: Air Côte D’Ivoire Orders Two A320ceo, Two A320neo

Interesting. They must be doing well. Do they have expansion plans? Any new cities?

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by AF022
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Start Serving Windhoek
Replies: 20
Views: 6723

RE: Qatar Airways Start Serving Windhoek

Isn't the market awfully small to support this?

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