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by runway23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 31678

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after another engine problem

Why does it happen only to Swiss? They have the largest fleet and they operate many short flights a day. Higher probability of being the one hitting the issues In terms of probability though it’s kind of weird these issues happen in majority on flights to or from GVA. There’s a good portion of the ...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Software link suspected in Airbus A220 engine blowouts according to Reuters
Replies: 93
Views: 31678

Re: Swiss grounded all its A220 after another engine problem

All LX flights from GVA are cancelled (except ZRH and JFK). First cancellation was this morning at 10:35. Strange thing is, according to FR24, an A220 took of from GVA to LHR at 13:16, landed at 13:34 (local time), took off again at 14:38 and is currently in flight. Is that really an A220, or a rep...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 22565

Re: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019

Another engine failure today and the aircraft is now grounded by Swiss - as I had speculated 3 weeks ago.

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by runway23
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SWISS’s Lugano Service
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Future of SWISS’s Lugano Service

No future at all. The flight was at best half full at any given time. The train times will be greatly improved soon with a new tunnel opening. I think down to 2.5 hours. So in that sense no real use to have a flight for a few passengers who can use the train (with its hourly schedule) or fly out of ...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 40528

Re: Updated: Adria Airways grounded

Why didn't the LH Group purchase Adria since Adria had a considerable Balkan network and even hubs in Pristina and Tirana? Or was Austrian the airline assigned to the Balkans within LH Group? Why buy a company full of debt that flies pretty much exclusively to LH Group hubs or flies for you when yo...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 218000

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Does anyone have a clue why this is called 'Operation Matterhorn'? Such an odd choice given that the original operation with the same name was about bombing Japan and Thomas Cook didn't even fly to Switzerland. Also it offended the Swiss, but of course you can count on Brits to offend Europeans whe...

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by runway23
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: XL Airways in judicial liquidation
Replies: 60
Views: 18129

Re: XL Airways France stops selling tickets

And also dont forget the high level of taxes and charges in France. They were supposed to be lowered as there was apparently a consensus that French carriers could not sustain competition versus others. Result was... a new environmental tax ! Laurent Magnin was very vocal to express his anger. I fe...

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by runway23
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 22565

Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019

On Monday (16 September), HB-JCA, an A220-300 operating GVA-LHR suffered engines problems which led to the aircraft returning to GVA. Avharald has some basic information regarding the incident http://avherald.com/h?article=4cce7a9f&opt=0 One person on Avharald has commented Yet another case of I...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the a220
Replies: 35
Views: 9136

Re: LH and the a220

Have any of their E-jets been with Lufthansa mainline? Austrian only. But Swiss have some Embraer from back in the day. Swiss had some E145s for a couple of years back when they took over from Swissair but never any E-Jets. Technically not correct either. The 145s were operated by Crossair, never b...

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by runway23
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 9170

Re: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020

alan3 wrote:
LH using a 343, AC using a 763....and AC also use a 763 on YOW-LHR.

Ottawa seems to get the old aircraft on TATL!


AC will be out of YOW-FRA and YOW-LHR should go 788 next summer.

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by runway23
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 23253

Re: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership

all flights cancelled as from tomorrow evening https://www.rtl.fr/actu/conso/aigle-azur-la-compagnie-francaise-annule-tous-ses-vols-a-partir-de-vendredi-soir-7798285321 KBP arrivals board already shows tonight's arrival (2.10 a.m. local time, September 6) and consequent departure for ORY at 4.20 as...

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by runway23
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Drops YYZ-BRU, to Start YUL-BRU; AC to Start YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route
Replies: 18
Views: 3845

Re: Air Canada Launches YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route

Mainline wise there aren't a lot of destinations left for AC out of YYZ to Europe now. I'd say DUS, GVA, ARN, HAM, MOW are the only destinations I could possibly see launching being operated by a mainline widebody aircraft. A couple of destinations still possible on 737MAX and Rouge. BRU becomes th...

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by runway23
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Drops YYZ-BRU, to Start YUL-BRU; AC to Start YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route
Replies: 18
Views: 3845

Re: Air Canada Launches YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route

Mainline wise there aren't a lot of destinations left for AC out of YYZ to Europe now.

I'd say DUS, GVA, ARN, HAM, MOW are the only destinations I could possibly see launching being operated by a mainline widebody aircraft.

A couple of destinations still possible on 737MAX and Rouge.

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by runway23
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Drops YYZ-BRU, to Start YUL-BRU; AC to Start YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route
Replies: 18
Views: 3845

Re: Air Canada Launches YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route

https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/a ... eb2019.pdf

Slide 92, YYZ is the largest single airline transatlantic hub in North America by capacity. YUL 6th.
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https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/a ... eb2019.pdf

Slide 92, YYZ is the largest single airline transatlantic hub in North America by capacity. YUL 6th.

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by runway23
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Drops YYZ-BRU, to Start YUL-BRU; AC to Start YYZ-BRU, AC's 30th YYZ-Europe Route
Replies: 18
Views: 3845

Re: SN Drops YYZBRU, to Start YULBRU

YUL is on a roll. There’s a clear trend from the Star JV to boost hub to hub flying this year.

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by runway23
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24497

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

The main point in Swiss are not the few destinations, but that most people are speaking a second, many a third or fourth language. And why the claim that an F/A has to speak English anyway? I understand it for the pilot, but an F/A has to communicate with the passengers and the Swiss speak German, ...

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by runway23
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean announces A320neo schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: Aegean announces A320neo schedule

If you look at the seatmap the 320neos have 1 extra row than the ceos, so 180 seats instead of 174.

The 166 is probably someone wrongly thinking that the business class isn't flexible.

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by runway23
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37385

Re: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -to-europe


UA's press release was clear, both of them are from Newark. CH Aviation is wrong.
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lesfalls wrote:
Ch-aviation is saying that PMO and NCE will be served from ORD:

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -to-europe


UA's press release was clear, both of them are from Newark. CH Aviation is wrong.

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by runway23
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37385

Re: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes

I suspect these seasonal European adds are linked to Med cruises traffic. PMO, NCE, NAP, VCE, etc. Are NAP, PMO and NCE really start or end points for Med cruises? Of course their are included in many schedules but I did not come across any offers with those as start or end points. There are no cru...

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by runway23
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 36762

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

an A220-300 would do nicely. But that means introducing another jet, but then again with a fleet as big as theirs, that should hardly matter. Ditto. But if that happens, cannot be overnight, in theory. But with the new momentum the recent A220 sales & top ups to DL, AC, AF have sent industry-wi...

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by runway23
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet in Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 3304

Re: easyJet in Berlin

BER seems to be on course for opening in October 2020. That is quite some statement to make! There have been recent tests performed by the TÜV and they said they are satisfied. T2 is under construction and seems to be progressing well. They've been saying the same for 10 years now. The chances of B...

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by runway23
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26503

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

RJ masquerading as a mainline aircraft. Three-abreast on one side with tiny armrests and very narrow seats. Way too uncomfortable for YUL-SEA. You should fly one first. The seats are the widest on a narrowbody aircraft. And it's in no way a RJ - unless you think a plane that seats nearly 150 is a r...

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by runway23
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26503

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

And both rear lavs are buried in the tail like the MAX, sucks for crew and pax.... I just had a look at the seat map on the AC website and you are correct, however there is also one at the front of the cabin. What I found most striking was the forward cabin is being sold as premium economy and not ...

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by runway23
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26503

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Interesting that the SEA aircraft will rest overnight in Seattle. I would have thought - just my opinion - that with a brand new type you would want to schedule it to be 'home' overnight in case there was any issue they would want to look into. JL YUL-SEA is clearly timed to connect in both directi...

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by runway23
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664465

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I wonder when the date comes, when the penalties for late deliveries become larger than the penalties for cancellations and airlines will just say to Boeing to keep their money and cancel the order. For certain airlines this might come in handy in the upcoming economic downturn. If you have a repla...

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by runway23
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 79
Views: 19325

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

Convenient way to hide (or announce) that the 737Max will never fly again for Norwegian ?

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by runway23
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul awarded CGH slots
Replies: 19
Views: 2717

Re: Azul awarded CGH slots

Seventeen flights per direction? That is a huge start. Yeah... I wonder if any airline anywhere in the world ever launched a new route with that much frequency / capacity right off the bat. CGH-GRU is one of the top routes in the world in terms of volume, and the most prestigious within Brazil. Azu...

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by runway23
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 23253

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

Things are not looking good for ZI :( Their Portuguese operations are to be sold to VY. Flights to Algeria and Mali to be moved to CDG while Moscow and Kiev will stay in ORY. MXP and BEY to be dropped, TXL having just ended. I don't get the point of keeping Moscow and Kiev in ORY unless this a bila...

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by runway23
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 23253

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

No idea but I would guess it cant be bad. We are talking of a regulated market , no Locos (except the few Vueling flights), no competion via other hubs and passengers that "have" to travel (for business or to visit family). And a sure sign is that ZI has been alive for 70 years focusing o...

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by runway23
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 109
Views: 23253

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

I am sure Air Algerie, Tassili Airlines or Transavia will be happy to take over those routes if Aigle Azur ever dissappears. No, Algerian airlines wont take over as the routes are subject to traffic rights. If ZI collapses, the rights will be reallocated to French airlines (to be more precise, airl...

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by runway23
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72778

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

easyjet starting GVA-TIA on 28 November (3x weekly) and GVA-AGA (2x weekly) on 15 December.

GVA-WAW ended on 31 July.

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by runway23
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111272

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

_AA_777_MAN wrote:
Wow, going right up against LO and Star on ORD-KRK and ORD-BUD.


Will probably end in disaster for both carriers and none will be there a year later.

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by runway23
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16031

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

canmau wrote:
I don't have a twitter account - can you see how many votes each city has gotten? Also, I'm assuming this would be a one-off flight?


47% TPA
18% ORD
18% SEA
17% DFW

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by runway23
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 16299

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

Why did LX choose IAD when IAD is already served by Star Alliance partner UA? My guess is that LX is aiming for Swiss originating O/D traffic (perhaps government officials) that prefer LX over UA but I don't really know and am curious. I don't think the westbound timing is particularly good for con...

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by runway23
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 204303

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Any news of the last Swiss A220-100 that should have been delivered in June? The 50018 has been already delivered on 02-Jul-2019. The last left is, if I remember correctly, the 50019. Produced already more than 2 years ago. They will do the same, they have already done with the 50018, to modify and...

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by runway23
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 6351

Re: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?

Israel technically its in Asia.. Might be more politically in Europe though than Asia Explain how ? Because nothing in Israel is part of Europe. Culture isn’t similar either. I was searching in internet traffic statistics from european airports and the list from ACI includes Tel Aviv airport. How t...

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by runway23
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 15028

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

LH cancelling their flights now too.

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by runway23
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 11783

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

I could see LX dropping GVA from JFK (currently in a W pattern ZRH-JFK-GVA-JFK-ZRH)...which could allow LH to squeeze TXL into that slot at T4 or T7 at JFK on Eurowings (they had discontinued TXL because an appropriate slot could not be gotten). Unlikely since the GVA-JFK is the most profitable fli...

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by runway23
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 48
Views: 10571

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

I know at Swiss they go tech very often. Further details and source, please! If there are facts, those may be quite relevant for all. If no facts but only talk, then maybe we should consider before making a bold statement as yours that the A220s on Swiss colours are going pop way too often. A direc...

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by runway23
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 48
Views: 10571

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

I know at Swiss they go tech very often.

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by runway23
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 17479

Re: Delta at LHR

lhrsfosyd91 wrote:
What is the busiest European airport by International passenger numbers not served by US3?


IST, SVO, ORY, DME, PMI

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by runway23
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18160

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And B...

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by runway23
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 90807

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

IAG shareholders haven't taken the news well, stock down 4.5% Probably more related to the overcapacity in Europe as per what LH said earlier this week than the order itself. Absolutely astonished by this IAG order. Absolitely out of nowhere, seemingly. I don't see these going to BA but I could abs...

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by runway23
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 90807

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

The press release has some of the loosest wording I've ever seen in a Paris air show release. The order really seems very conditional at this point. Who knows subject to what conditions and if it isn't a ploy to get airbus to lower or match their prices on what will remain to be replaced.

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by runway23
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 72778

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Is Swiss expected to add new seasonal destinations in S20 out of GVA (like this year with ALC, IBZ, BDS or JMK)? I noticed with the upcoming new LX GVA-ALC, SCQ is by far the busiest destination in Spain out of GVA (98,000 PAX in 2018 and 2019 will certainly be over 100k) where Swiss does not fly t...

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by runway23
Tue May 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 62
Views: 12088

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

This was coming. Eurowings is going to be LH's "Pan-European" airline, whilst Lufthansa remains the German focused national airline. My tribal instincts dont like it, but from a business perspective its a good move. Then they should paint every Lufthansa's short haul fleet to the Eurowing...

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