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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

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

Here are a couple of stories that might be of interest. Brett Snyder takes look at why the US3 differs so much. His take on UA is that its hubs are disadvantaged due to uneven recovery in the U.S with their coastal hotspot locations, it's bigger international flying dependence (with a network built ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87652

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Or Qatar expanding its stake?

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1081
Views: 167152

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

As far as liquidity here is what airlines had going into the downturn.

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Chart obviously does not include the cash raised in subsequently in the last few months.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

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

A bit more insight as to why UA is growing its schedule so slow. Per Inflight townhall last week: While travel demand is slowly increasing, we’re still only operating a small fraction of our original schedule. Many of you have asked about why we aren’t increasing flying faster to locations that are ...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 320
Views: 36872

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The virus is hardly a dud. Millions have been sickened with 400,000+ deaths so far. For Georgia specifically the effective reproduction rate - expressed as "R" value is up since things reopened. Any value over 1.0 means virus is spreading faster. https://i.ibb.co/nbWwT6k/2020-06-07-105529....

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by LAXintl
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21216

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Check this out: https://onemileatatime.com/lufthansa-updated-onboard-service/ Considering the very strong competition between Lufthansa & Turkish (globally speaking, plus think about the German market itself only/huge Turkish diaspora in Germany), I am very sure Turkish Airlines Management is g...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87652

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Cathay Dragon is set to keep flying for the foreseeable future with a new CEO but network may be limited to China only. Regional flying could be divided between CX mainline and HK Express. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3087760/cathay-pacific-group-hong-kongs-cathay-dragon-set...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 320
Views: 36872

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

As of Wednesday, at the employee townhall event, Scott Kirby said bookings were down 92% compared to same first week in June 2019. UA also summarised that May ended with 88% decline in bookings and 94% decline in revenue from them. While there might be some brighter spots, it is largely unknown if t...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier lays off 2,500 as business jets sales drop
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

Bombardier lays off 2,500 as business jets sales drop

Death by a thousand cut it seems. A global recession will certainly hit business jet demand. I am not sure BBD holding onto its already shrunk aerospace division is going to be a very viable pursuit. Bombardier to lay off 2,500 workers as demand for business jets drops amid pandemic Social Sharing h...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 146293

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

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The Air Current reporting that Breeze might be looking to acquire Compass AOC

https://theaircurrent.com/three-points/ ... stronauts/

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT allows reduced EAS flying due Covid-19
Replies: 8
Views: 2384

Re: DOT allows reduced EAS flying due Covid-19

DOT has extended the EAS service reduction waiver until September 30.

OST-1995-492-0117

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15416

Re: Rumour: UA will close base in NRT, HKG, FRA

This probably will be party time for some, as many U.S. based members had been calling for these bases to close. The future of the NRT base had been up in the air for some time, as it could not serve as a co-terminal with HND meaning the new HND flying would need to be staffed from the U.S. end anyh...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

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

jayunited wrote:
ericm2031 wrote:
The percentage of flights flown is not important the question is how much revenue will AA generate off 55% verses UA's 30% ( UA just announced July's schedule will be around 30%).


Domestic is 30%, overall is 25%

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6759

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

Follow on letter from Parker

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6759

AA announces executive cuts - new COO

Planning for a smaller post COVID19 world, approx 30% cut in officer team when all the shuffling is done.

Letter from Isom today.


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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65537

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

American Airlines credit downgraded to B- at S&P, the lowest rating among its peers. The credit rating agency said the outlook on the rating, which is now six notches deep into speculative grade, or "junk" territory, remains negative. S&P also said it's assessment of liquidity at &...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA's Original 747 Retirement Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: TWA's Original 747 Retirement Plans

TWA had the A330-300 on order (20+20 options) with RR engines.

The order was unfortunately cancelled as part it's financial restructuring in 1995.

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 201999

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/91164-american-may-use-aadvantage-as-collateral-retire-b777s Any chance that this article is correct and American will retire their B772s? I realize that Delta is retiring some younger ones, but they have only 18. number - model - airline - first to last deli...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14317

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-airlines-caac/china-eases-flight-curbs-after-u-s-order-targeting-chinese-carriers-idUSKBN23B081?il=0 Effective June 8th qualifying foreign carriers currently barred from operating flights to mainland China will be allowed once-per-week flight. Also starti...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14317

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

So in your opinion, China's decision was based 100% on a nations health status, all other political considerations were not factored in? The March 12 baseline has been applied to all nations, so I don't see an issue with it. For example, Air France had been able to continue to operate to PVG, but n...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18344

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

Sounds like temperature checks are coming to U.S. airports. At United employee townhall today, it was mentioned airline is working with government stakeholders about implementing pax temperature checks at the airport. United already screens its frontline employees prior to duty at many locations inc...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

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

Some notes from todays townhall with Kirby and Hart > Traffic more than 90% down still. Carried about 40,000 last few days, compared to 500,000 normal this time of year > Must think about the future which means prepare for smaller airline esp after Oct.1 > Will seek to raise more capital to carry th...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14317

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Who are really the people travelling between the 2 countries anyway? China is not allowing foreign citizens to enter and nobody wants to go to the States at the moment, either. I can't see airlines care that much other than losing the cargo space under the belly. There is a huge demand and current ...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14317

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

To me, the problem is that the CAAC baseline service requirement of March 12 is totally arbitrary. Am I missing some basis for it? Back in March China reduced the total number of international flights by its own airlines and foreign carriers for obvious health reasons. The means to determine what f...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14317

Re: Trump Admin to bar Chinese Airlines from flying to US

Good news for CX as well. HKG just opening up for transit again and they could do with the pax, all be it small atm. I read this morning that Hong Kong, and by extension can maybe assume China as well, is looking to open up its borders to foreign visitors (other than between Hong Kong, Macau, Mainl...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14317

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Sour grapes for the U.S. They are now upset because China few days ago allowed 8 nations to resume service based on health status. U.S. was not one of them. The CAAC baseline service requirement of March 12 still stands, and with the U.S. which had zero passenger flights to China at the time, so the...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19248

Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Eastern Airlines is in process of adding a former SQ 777-200ER to its fleet. N771KW (msn 28530) is being prepped delivery at VCV. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boeing-777-200-n771kw-eastern-airlines/3wmx5r https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/91399-floridas-eastern-airlines-adds-maiden-b...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Chamber of Commerce: China needs to reform air transport system
Replies: 11
Views: 2941

EU Chamber of Commerce: China needs to reform air transport system

EU Chamber of Commerce says China needs to adapt its air transport system. News story: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3087056/cut-subsidies-inefficient-chinese-airlines-european-business Big findings: o Chinese airline sector looks like Europe pre liberalized 1993 without focus on...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18344

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

ICAO is out with its health recommendations which they seek national authorities to adopt. They call for following onboard passenger changes as air travel resumes > Adjust the boarding/disembarking process > Seat assignment to maximize physical distancing between passengers > Strictly limit carry on...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 469
Views: 56906

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Its good, we are seeing continued decline in air freight rates finally. With so many airlines chasing cargo, the market is starting to return closer to equilibrium. Airfreight rates continue to decline on key trades https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/airfreight-rates-continue-to-decline-on-key-tr...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21216

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Some images from the first domestic flight today. https://cdn1.ntv.com.tr/gorsel/hwuQ_SZk3Umq2HESmtvbSA.jpg?width=1000&mode=both&scale=both&v=1591006701666 https://cdn1.ntv.com.tr/gorsel/hwuQ_SZk3Umq2HESmtvbSA.jpg?width=1000&mode=both&scale=both&v=1591006701666 https://cdn1.n...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21216

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

3rd runway at IST is planned to tentatively open June 18th. Located on the east side of the terminal should aid with reducing taxi times especially for domestic flights.

Hourly slot allocation availability will also rise from 80 to 120.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21216

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

On Sunday they inaugurated the special pandemic hospital on former airport grounds. The 125,000 square meter facility has 1,008-bed capacity.

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by LAXintl
Sun May 31, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12276

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

Extreme (temporary) catering downgrades ahead in Business class. Quite shocking to be honest: https://onemileatatime.com/turkish-airlines-catering-downgrades/#turkish_business_class_catering_on_flights_under_two_hours Amazing in the midst of a 100 year global medical emergency which has destroyed s...

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by LAXintl
Sun May 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54861

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

I apologize if that has been answered, but do part 135 flights fall under the slot restrictions at LGB? And just out of curiosity, what about for SNA? Yes at both. LGB gas a pool of commuter slots that can be utilized for commercial aircraft with MTOW below 75,000lbs SNA has subset of slots that ca...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 30, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

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

So they're going through with restoring the fifth-freedom flight? Nice to see, assuming the route gets approval which I don't think it has yet? And plans for PEK/PVG/CTU in June have been slashed? HKG-SIN commenced already earlier in May. China passenger service awaits Chinese approval. Cargo servi...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 30, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

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

Planned July longhaul schedule.

ATLANTIC
EWR - AMS/CDG/DUB/FRA/LHR/TLV
IAD - BRU/FRA/LHR/MUC/TLV/ZRH
ORD - LHR
SFO - DEL

PACIFIC
EWR - NRT
HKG - SIN
ORD - HND
SFO - HKG/ICN/NRT/SYD

LATIN
IAH - EZE/GRU/LIM

Not all services daily. Many 3-4 weekly.

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

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

Announced today LAX 787 and ORD 777 base closure delayed for 3-months. A portion of base pilots will have delayed displacements as bases are used to crew cargo flying Jul-Aug-Sep. There will be more international flying opportunities for United FA's. As we all know UA is now loading cargo in the cab...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14252

United eliminates 13 executive positions

A bunch of musical chairs announced today that will see 13 executive positions eliminated. United cuts 13 high-level executives https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/29/united-cuts-13-execs-as-travel-demand-a-very-long-way-from-where-it-was.html Following exec leaving by October 1: Lynda Coffman, VP United G...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air to lease 747-8 to government as VIP transport
Replies: 17
Views: 4583

Korean Air to lease 747-8 to government as VIP transport

Korean Air to wet-lease a B747-8 to the government as the next presidential plane, in a US$242.3 million deal beginning from November 2020. As part of the deal, KE will provide pilots, crew members, mechanics, as well as a back-up plane for presidential overseas trips. Korean government currently us...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 260
Views: 56407

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

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To add to their troubles, Interjet owes US$37.7 million to Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares for jet fuel purchases.

https://www.elsoldesanluis.com.mx/finan ... 92042.html

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45255

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy

Per Amedeo Thai Airways International has not paid any lease payments on its four aircraft. Amedeo is awaiting further news of the airline planners’ intentions, which might not become clear until much nearer to the August 2020 hearing. I believe the 4 aircraft referenced are 4 A350s. The August hear...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14118

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

It is not a valid comparison. This is solely for IAM represented workgroups at UA. The DL and AA offers were for a broader group. Incorrect. This offer is much broader, From FAQ: Who is eligible to participate? All US, Puerto Rico, or Guam based IAM, IBT, AFA (including IFAs), and PAFCA represented...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339254

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Guys, running a hub at MXP is doomed, so long as LIN remains open. Just comparing yields on similar route pairs between LIN and MXP shows that LIN is higher - rightfully as its the more convenient and business preferred Milan airport. AZ would be foolish to put all its eggs into a MXP hub as competi...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14118

United announces Voluntary Separation Program

United joins AA and DL in offering Voluntary Separation Program for frontline employees. No upfront :dollarsign: :dollarsign: offered however. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZMR3y5UMAAP-0z?format=jpg&name=900x900 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZMR3y5UMAAP-0z?format=jpg&name=900x900 Highlights: K...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 29, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54861

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

Beginning Nov. 1, Southwest will offer round-trip, nonstop flights between Long Beach and Phoenix three times a day, and between Long Beach and Austin once a day, the airline said in a statement. https://www.presstelegram.com/2020/05/28/southwest-announces-new-nonstop-daily-service-from-long-beach-t...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 28, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65537

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Wouldn't the 34 757s and some of the early batch of 738s add up to 100 (not to mention this doesn't account for the MAX frames, the A321NEOs, and 787s that are all expected to be delivered. Dont think so with the verbiage AA used in their letter -- "we will fly roughly 100 fewer aircraft next ...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated
Replies: 27
Views: 5798

Re: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated

Government reports Tame has accumulated liabilities and debts of at least US$200 million including $16 million in back wages. Estimated its assets are worth about $75 million.
The liquidation process will take 60 days in which assets will be sold.

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