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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Another engine failure today and the aircraft is now grounded by Swiss - as I had speculated 3 weeks ago.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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, ...Jump to post
lesfalls wrote:Ch-aviation is saying that PMO and NCE will be served from ORD:
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -to-europe
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Will TP finally launch LIS-YUL next summer ?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
Maybe, but we won't tell anyone.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post