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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5700

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

Ocean is the project name for AOC, not brand.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 8575

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

EU review of easing border closures recommends most nations remain blacklisted. Previously list of 15 green light external countries was actually reduced to 13 with Serbia and Montenegro removed results of infection rates in those states. Next review due in 2-weeks. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/ar...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 4301

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2020

Lets not forget that maintaining higher book values is something both lessors and especially airlines want. If lower market values were to remain for long periods then airlines would be in even deeper troubles as they must mark to market their assets which in todays world means balance sheet trouble...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17822

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... scow-route
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CAAC suspended Air China rights to serve Moscow after importing more than 5 COVID-19 passengers on July 4th.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... scow-route

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

COLA for Long Beach to move to LAX? What for? The Long Beach and LAX areas are nearly the same with Long Beach being more expensive. There are loads of properties near LAX. ''? Los Angeles has living wage ordinance at the airport -- min base hourly rate $16.50 for employees with health benefits and...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

How does that work for part time employees that don't qualify for the company sponsored health plan? LAX Living Wage makes no distinction. The ordinance is meant to encourage employers to provide all their employees with health care. If employees are not given health care by their employer, the min...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 26
Views: 8264

Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

Reports that US regional carrier Republic Airways is preparing to send WARN notices out to 40% of their workforce for furloughs would be expected to come October 1st. US Regional Carrier Republic Prepares To Warn 40% Of Staff https://simpleflying.com/republic-airways-furlough-warning/ = RJET previou...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA/AA adding HND service?
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: Is UA/AA adding HND service?

They will operate it when the market recovers. Americans can't enter Japan today without a PCR test and 14-day quarantine.

Slot usage rules are waived for S20, and looks like an increasing number of nations will waive them for W20 also.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mexico's Presidential 787 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 8384

Re: Mexico's Presidential 787 News and Discussion Thread

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexi ... SKCN24E1ZE

Offer is $120mil in cash and medical equipment
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Looks like they might have found a buyer

Mexico may accept medical kit in barter for presidential jet
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexi ... SKCN24E1ZE

Offer is $120mil in cash and medical equipment

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 13011

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2020

TK since May has even been operating freighters out of ADB as well. Huge demand for regions export of fruits and vegetables to global markets as distant as Hong Kong at the moment.

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14759

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

To put the quarter in perspective.

Passenger revenue - $678mil
Passenger refunds - $1.35bil

Almost double paid out in refunds, then came in.

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Qatar blockade, ICJ and ICAO
Replies: 25
Views: 6743

Re: The Qatar blockade, ICJ and ICAO

As expected ICJ ruled against Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE confirming ICAO as the right body to judge in the dispute and ICAO initial finding that actions were unlawful can proceed to final verdict. Summary of judgement: https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/173/173-20200714-SUM-01...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 8575

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

US plans on keeping the borders with Canada and Mexico closed to non-essential travel for at least another month, according to reports. The current mutual agreement between the U.S. and its neighbors was set to expire on July 21. US Borders with Canada, Mexico to Remain Closed Until August https://k...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 4301

Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2020

Since I received many requests, here is an update on commercial aircraft valuations and market lease rates. Obviously global fleet groundings due COVID-19 will have an impact and early signs can be seen in the below numbers which are current as of May 2020. List shows estimated current market value ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3352

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

https://voiceofoc.org/2020/07/santana-o ... iscussion/
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Orange County board of supervisors have effectively killed off any further discussion of the idea.

https://voiceofoc.org/2020/07/santana-o ... iscussion/

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

COLA for Long Beach to move to LAX? What for? The Long Beach and LAX areas are nearly the same with Long Beach being more expensive. There are loads of properties near LAX. ''? Los Angeles has living wage ordinance at the airport -- min base hourly rate $16.50 for employees with health benefits and...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 321
Views: 94373

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Cathay Pacific Airways shareholders – including main shareholders Swire Pacific, Air China and Qatar Airways – have approved a plan to raise HK$39 billion (US$5bn) in a government-backed rescue package that includes the sale of shares and a rights issue. Cathay will sell HK$19.5bn of preference shar...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 42
Views: 7707

Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

http://investor.mesa-air.com/news-relea ... press-will
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After long period of rumors, Mesa Air Group has confirmed its expanding in the 737 ACMI business and signed a 5-year contract with DHL to operate pair of 737-400 freighters.

http://investor.mesa-air.com/news-relea ... press-will

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 332
Views: 68098

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

Money from heaven Interjet (Mexico) received an investment of more than US$150 million that will serve to boost its capitalization, as well as to reinforce its internal structure and plan of operations during its restructuring. The investors are led by businessmen Carlos Cabal Peniche and Alejandro ...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67708

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

No one will make LGB a cargo hub. The airport does not even have a cargo warehouse, let alone the rest of infrastructure like customs, brokers etc. UPS/FedEx today simply truck in prebuilt ULDs to load on the aircraft. Amazon is spending $200mil building a regional air hub at San Bernardino >> https...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

wnflyguy wrote:
Unfortunately they do fluctuate year to year which for SNA is April to April so Airlines are not forced to cut service over the holiday season.


Since 2012 SNA slot award year is the same as the calendar year - Jan 1 - Dec 31.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2940
Views: 530921

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Due to "changing competitive environment in LAX" (read AA), UA has cancelled closure of 787 base at LAX planned for October.
Will now keep albeit smaller base with 75 pilots open.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 8575

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

Mexico issued notice it will suspend slot rules for IATA W20 season.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2940
Views: 530921

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

United Airlines bonds downgraded deeper into junk by S&P S&P Global Ratings late Thursday downgraded United Airlines Holdings Inc. debt, saying it expects the airline to generate "substantial cash flow deficit," thanks to a "steep decline" in bookings due to the COVID-19 ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23192

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Los Angeles Air-Shuttle Service to Buy Ravn Assets for $8 Million and Serve Alaska https://www.wsj.com/articles/los-angeles-air-shuttle-service-to-buy-ravn-assets-for-8-million-and-serve-alaska-11594338797 A startup Los Angeles air-shuttle service will expand into Alaska after receiving approval to...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I tracked T5 gate usage for a while. Never saw AA using those CUTE gates. B6 on the other hand was using CUTE gates for probably 1/3 to 1/4 of their departures. AA used a CUTE gate today. 2. AA is going to give up gate lease on T5 permanently and still keep Eagle's nest for at least some of the reg...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2940
Views: 530921

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Deal between UA and ALPA to help reduce pilot workforce. "Today, I am able to report we have reached two Tentative Agreements - one for Voluntary Furloughs and COLAs, and one for a Pilot Voluntary Separation Leave (Early Out) program. The MEC will consider these Tentative Agreements at the July...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

If the T9 plan is shelved, then depending on how much UA shrinks, T8 may also be another available option? B6 and HA could have it to themselves and would solve HA’s problem and give B6 the exclusive use of a lot of gates. Also matches with the ~70 daily flights estimate. T-8 is not a real terminal...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

re: LAWA/LAX T5 and AA I thought all of T5 was common use? Or do a few carriers have preferential use? LAWA can, and will, allow other airlines to use preferential gates if the host airline has long enough gaps in turns. So after the airlines file their SCRs & SSIMs with the airports, if someon...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

One thing to consider playing with the big boys means paying bigger bills. Hopefully the revenue follows. For example A321 landing fee at LGB vs LAX for FY2019. LGB = $667 LAX = $1894 So everything from landing fees, to parking, to utility fees, rental, per passenger fees etc will be dearer at LAX -...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

JetBlue today announced it will make LAX its primary base of operations in greater Los Angeles, advancing its focus city strategy and building relevance for the airline in one of the busiest markets in the world. To enable the shift, the airline will move service currently operated at Long Beach Air...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 97
Views: 20178

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

For those interested, I will post an update most likely early next week. I have transaction data through May so we should see some shifts in valuations.

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 237160

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Definitely going for cargo. JAL's HND-DFW is interesting. It's operating daily as JL12/13 but JL12 is only bookable on Thursday/Saturday and JL13 is bookable on Monday/Wednesday. The rest are cargo-only flights. JAL does the same in other cities. NRT-LAX bookable only 1x weekly yet operates daily, ...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19457

Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Luxurious Qatari VVIP 747-8i BBJ, with fewer than 1,100 total flight hours and under 300 cycles has hit the open market. The aircraft is configured to carry 89 passengers and crew of 18. https://the-drive-2.imgix.net/https%3A%2F%2Fapi.thedrive.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F07%2F345235235.jpg%3...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 237160

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

The problem is there is a lot more to LA than the entertainment industry, it's effectively the 2nd-4th largest US business travel market depending on who you ask. The Aerospace/Defense industry is massive, I believe Northrop Grumman actually employs significantly more people than Disney or NBC Univ...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2940
Views: 530921

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Sobering cuts, but that's reality when airline at best will be 40-50% of size this winter and 70-80% next summer. Obviously painful, but dragging things out only makes it worse as cost and debt meter run. So lets rip the bandaid off and move forward with whatever restructuring is needed to help repo...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19416

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

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Livery growing on me, but the Eastern titles font and sizing looks off

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55610

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I think you pretty much answered your own question with regards to the engineers being only 2 hours drive away in LA. This article from executive traveller gives a bit of insight. Except most LAX staff are being furloughed and the future of the hangar lease that run through 2037 is up in the air. I...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2940
Views: 530921

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

United 8K filing today gives insight to booking trends. Heading wrong way. NYC in particular took a hit with the 14-day arrival quarantine. https://i.ibb.co/b7w6Wbf/UAL1.png https://ibb.co/R7rgvj5][img]https://i.ibb.co/b7w6Wbf/UAL1.png https://i.ibb.co/fF7H5h8/UAL2.png https://ibb.co/Pj8gn7T][img]ht...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 237160

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

And don't forget QF. AA/QF JV has a clear strategy building a transit hub in LAX. With significant fleet cuts at QF, I don't think we are going to see the QF of the past at LAX with 4 aircraft on the ground simultaneously with lots of feed to/from AA. An optimistic case might be two flights a day t...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55514

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

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Variation in TSA screening by airport

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 343611

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

AZ has a new legal name - Alitalia TAI (Trasporto Aereo Italiano)

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines reach CARES Act loan agreements with Govt
Replies: 32
Views: 4644

Re: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach CARES Act Loan Agreements with Govt

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1054
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Treasury Department press release

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1054

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines reach CARES Act loan agreements with Govt
Replies: 32
Views: 4644

Re: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach CARES Act Loan Agreements with Govt

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/07/delta-u ... loans.html
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Delta, United, JetBlue, Southwest and Alaska have signed letters of intent for the terms of the loans, the Treasury Department said Tuesday.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/07/delta-u ... loans.html

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's Donghai airlines founder might establish a new airlines in Hong Kong
Replies: 18
Views: 3257

Re: China's Donghai airlines founder might establish a new airlines in Hong Kong

https://www.facebook.com/11375422129728 ... 274639388/

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Some flightsim'ers already beat him

BAUHINIA AIRWAYS HK
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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2940
Views: 530921

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The internaional flying is riding the cargo wave, not because of passenger demand. Some countries like Australia are closed entirely, Israel only allows residents, and many others have quarantines in place. Though the cargo gravy train will come to end sooner or later. We've already seen softening w...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 39189

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

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Covid hospitalizations taking off. Here is Texas


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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 70
Views: 16792

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/loca ... 0-million/
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Catering and Duty Free business divisions has reportedly been sold for US $840mil. Announcement expected July 7 after KAL board meeting.

https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/loca ... 0-million/

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 321
Views: 94373

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

https://www.hkexpress.com/en-hk/news/hk ... tion-plan/
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HK Express extends its grounding until atleast August 2nd.

https://www.hkexpress.com/en-hk/news/hk ... tion-plan/

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8550

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

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...

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