HK Express extends its grounding until atleast August 2nd.
https://www.hkexpress.com/en-hk/news/hk ... tion-plan/
US-based United Airlines gets permission for charter flights >> https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/us-based-united-airlines-gets-permission-for-charter-flights-schedule-flights-request-for-india-under-consideration20200704204053/ Authority for the resumption of scheduled service pend...Jump to post
I personally feel like its a shame. None of these employees will take pride in who they work for as they don’t actually work for them. Its all temp jobs.. I have been involved with ground ops on/off for almost 30-years and can tell you I have had many vendor stations perform better than inhouse sta...Jump to post
I do wonder that AA will do when it says it will “leverage partnerships as the foundation of future international growth” ? With BA we can see combining with into T5 as a step, but what about Asia? With mere couple flights to JAL Tokyo hub, not exactly "leverage" in my book. Reminds me of...Jump to post
No doubt AA walking away from ever more from having a meaningful presence in Asia. They seemingly don't have a choice with the inability to fund ongoing losses. AA has a perfect JV partner JAL in the region. Tokyo is also a perfect getaway for US flights from Southeast Asia and North Asia. AA needs ...Jump to post
Looks like India relented. United to operate 3 "repatriation" flights in the coming two weeks. UA783/10Jul DEL-EWR UA783/12Jul DEL-EWR UA783/15Jul DEL-EWR At the moment UA scheduled US-India service was planned to resume on July 17th pending Indian government lifting ban on international s...Jump to post
Turkey to Keep Making F-35 Parts Through 2022, Pentagon Says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-30/turkey-to-keep-making-f-35-parts-through-2022-pentagon-says The Pentagon will continue to depend on Turkish defense contractors for key components of the F-35 -- from its center fuselage ...Jump to post
17 cities total outsourced to business partner model. B6 will have B6 supervisors and manger. The inside and outside will be contract. Start date OCT 1st. Btv,msp,orh,sav,roc,syr,sav,bur,dfw,abq,rno,srq,ric,cle,alb,dtw,den Any ideas as to why DFW was outsourced but IAH was not? Any chance of possib...Jump to post
Its pretty shocking news that AM entered BK with no DIP financing lined up! Normally that is one of the key things arranged before filing so you have an idea of what the outcome target is and that you have money lined up to keep the operation running during Ch11. Per filing: Aeromexico remains in ta...Jump to post
AA will be colocating with its JV partner British Airways in Terminal 5 effective July 7th. AA check-in desks will be located in Zone C From internal release: American is rebuilding its international network by focusing on strategic hubs like Heathrow to enable future growth in this new environment....Jump to post
Global Crossing (formerly Canada Jetlines) settles lawsuit against Breeze "amicably"
https://newsroom.aviator.aero/global-cr ... he-future/
And here comes yet another president. Thai Airways International has appointed Chansin Treenuchagron as acting president. He replaces Chakkrit Parapuntakul, who resigned but will remain on the board. Thai Airways picks former PTT oil chief as acting president https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Transpo...Jump to post
Hawaiian Air planning on resuming additional mainland service in August when the islands travel ban lifts. Of course, travelers will still need to participate in the state's new COVID19 testing program. HA plans to resume service from Honolulu to Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, and O...Jump to post
8-K confirming agreement on term sheet with the U.S. Treasury for a $4.75 billion loan under the CARES Act. Loan expected to finalize in Q3. https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/node/38461/html The company also announced it has reduced $14.5bil op and CapEx cost for 2020. Cash burn rate down $35mil/...Jump to post
A bit of insight to the operation. Average revenue passengers on our flights: During the last week, we averaged around 63,000 revenue passengers on board our aircraft. Revenue load factors on United: We have averaged between 60 and 63% revenue load factors over the past week. Keep in mind this reven...Jump to post
Apparently flight had mere 14 passengers plus crew of 12.
https://www.flightglobal.com/garuda-a33 ... 12.article
FA staffing changes memo. Overage of 7,000-8,000 come fall. Ouch! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb4H27nUMAEEvei?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb4H29EU0AAt7hR?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eb4H27nUMAA3Qx7?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/m...Jump to post
What happens with all the investments AA is making at LAX with combining T4-5 and preferential access to TBIT gates? Suppose the T4/5 project can be scaled back if needed either operationally or for CapEx reason. For TBIT they can still use as needed as I am sure LAWA would uphold their end of the ...Jump to post
AA has formally notified DOT its intention to return 7 weekly China Zone-1 frequencies back to the DOT vacated from LAX-PEK, and also to move 7 weekly Zone-1 frequencies from LAX to SEA to enable proposed PVG service commencing March 28, 2021. Proposed SEA-PVG schedule AA183 SEA-PVG 1250-1625+1 AA18...Jump to post
Interesting how London, Sydney and Tokyo end up being the core year-round long haul routes for US airlines at LAX. Those are routes(plus PVG) both Delta and United focused on as well. That's because those are 3 of the top 5 largest longhaul markets from LA. Add in ICN and TPE and you have the top-5...Jump to post
I also noticed it lists LAX-SAL and LAX-GUA, which wasn't flown before, unless they plan to take this over from Avianca Yes, bit odd but these long discontinued routes are both back 2x weekly effective August. Suspect UA noted that IAH-GUA/SAL flights are heavily fed from LA basin, so might make se...Jump to post
Can't say the LAX longhaul cuts are a surprise as AA has previously eluded to challenges at LAX. Yes LAX is the U.S. largest market to Asia/Pacific region, but its has a ton of competition from both fellow US3(could LAX-PVG really support 3 US airlines?) and also from many strong foreign players. Th...Jump to post
Some good news for airlines in the midst of the global downturn. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) agreed on Tuesday to change a landmark aviation emissions scheme, in a boost for airlines that said they could face billions of dollars in costs under the current deal when air tra...Jump to post
90 percent of staff agree to unpaid leave through the end of the year
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... und-unpaid
English version of their reorganization site is now live.
Hawaii has appropriated $90mil to implement thermal screening systems, security protocols, web-based verification applications, traveler verification rooms, swab and testing facilities at HNL, OGG, ITO, KOA and LIH. https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2020/06/27/hawaii-news/90m-will-be-used-for-cov...Jump to post
Group Aeromexico files Ch.11
UA881 ORD-HND service finally takes off next Monday July 6th. For now UA will utilize a 789 on the route. For years UA881 was ORD-NRT. Not sure what the point is. U.S. citizens still barred from entry into Japan. https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html Sure carry some cargo, but certainly ...Jump to post
Airlines need to shrink and CARES is only dragging things out. Additionally, the program is not a 1:1 replacement of labor cost anyhow, hence why airlines are so desperate to get voluntary departures and leaves of absences to reduce the gap. Should Congress be inclined to provide any support, imo it...Jump to post
Per advisory, services by ZLA will be interrupted tonight. LAX ATC has informed that a Covid outbreak in the Los Angeles Air Traffic Control Center (ZLA) will result in a ground stop to all airports being served by ZLA. This interruption in service will commence at 2330hrs local and will last until ...Jump to post
Vasu did an interview with Plane Business here are the highlights: I read the whole thing. Bunch of rambling, but the bottom line to me as Vasu confirmed was that AA had to zig when DL and UA zagged. Their option was to go all out and swing for the fences as shrinking the airline instead would cons...Jump to post
Dont see SIA dropping Scoot anytime soon. SIA has drawn out a dual-brand strategy and Scoot big part of that.
SIA also just recently stated they expect Scoot traffic(leisure) to return faster than SQ mainline demand does. If anything its SQ that will shrink further imo.
SFO-PVG resumes July 8.
UA857 SFO-PVG 1100-1745+1
UA858 PVG-SFO 2140-2055
https://hub.united.com/2020-06-26-unite ... 70881.html
Guess part of cuts is letting go of staff at their LAX hangar. With no flights, no need for the mechanics.
The lease on hangar runs till 2037. Let's see of QF keeps it for future use, or tries to sublease, or exit the lease entirely since it was designed around providing A380 checks.
United ups its MileagePlus debt offering. Lets see what it closes at next week. nited Airlines, Inc. ("United") announced the pricing and upsize of the previously announced private offering by Mileage Plus Holdings, LLC, a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of United that operates the MileageP...Jump to post
I feel like we just in a weeks time or so just reverted back to where we were in April. We pissed away are frickin half assed quarentine(except In a handful of states) :checkmark: The U.S. should have adopted a strict extended nationwide lockdown. Basically put the nation in hibernation for 3 month...Jump to post
Had to substantially increase the interest rate. Big time junk territory - as comparison average 2020 U.S. corp bond issue was in 3% range per Moody American Airlines, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) (the “Company”) announced that it priced $2.5 billion aggregate principal amount of its 11.75% senior secured not...Jump to post
But what is the cost of losing UA customers to other carriers? Business travelers won't stay grounded for long. Once the other carriers have the passengers onboard AND have their information, it will be easier to recruit those passengers (status match, etc.). I would not worry about it much. More i...Jump to post
Statement by Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbMRT7gVAAA ... name=small
Q2 and subsequent quarter numbers are going to be very noisy, so doubt they provide much guidance as to how the operations is really doing. There will be tons of charges be it fleet writedown, employee severance cost, more rapid depreciation, mark to market charges etc. Since a portion will have rea...Jump to post
Some folks can bury their heads in the sand and try to ignore this away, but the reality is that in too many locations the numbers of infections and hospitalizations have spiked and likely soon deaths will sadly rise also. Even Republican governor Abbot now realizes things have take turn for the wor...Jump to post
8-K for proposed additional $2bil equity and bond offering. Notes pay 6.5% with 2025 maturity,
AM says its reviewing its fleet and network plans for next 2-years. Expects 55-60% decline in demand by December, and not expecting full recovery for 3-years. Says airline does not want to "rescue", but instead "support" and exploring financing options. Hoping Delta remains a sha...Jump to post
MileagePlus Holdings seeks to issue $3.0bil in secured notes due 2027.
SunExpress Deutschland was formed largely for traffic rights reasons so that they could operate from EU to 3rd nations where the existing Turkish AOC did not have authority. However, in practice, much of its operation overlapped and focused on the large Europe-Turkey market still. Obviously its cost...Jump to post
Tickets available via direct sales or through distribution systems Delta has sought to operate similar services to India, but Govt of India has not been responsive to their request and formal objections registered by U.S. Embassy in May have failed to remedy the situation that U.S. carriers utilize ...Jump to post
DOT is out with order meant to limit Air India charter services to the U.S. which have been operating under the guise of "evacuation" flights. DOT says while Air India has already operated or intends to operate nearly 100 services between the nations since late March, U.S. carriers have be...Jump to post