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by abrelosojos
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AM make MIA-MID work? / Why does MID have such a hard time keeping service?
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Why can't AM make MIA-MID work? / Why does MID have such a hard time keeping service?

I am not surprised they pulled it out as it does not serve any strategic interest for the airline. However, I wonder how much of their JV routes is being run by Delta. Delta under Glen is a bully and I wonder if AM's network team is losing control of their JV routes.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 6737

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Wow. A post turns into a walk down memory lane. And yes, site has definitely changed from the early days for the worse.

Saludos,
A

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by abrelosojos
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

But, the government still has to protect Air Canada I guess. And yes, I am aware you work for them. Yes, I do work for Air Canada, but I am also very critical of Air Canada, Politics, the Government and the very delicate balance between them. Also, mentioning Air Canada ... much like any large corp...

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by abrelosojos
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 29531

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

Exotic 5th freedom routes await via Mid East airlines ...

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

Wondering if we see any new Canada routes on EK, Canadian gov. might be ready to give it a go after a decade. All that has ever been needed is the proof that an O&D market exists between Canada and the UAE. That is how the bilateral presently works and how it has worked with the bilateral for a...

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by abrelosojos
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 33626

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

I am still surprised that InterJet has not overhauled their management team given all these challenges. Just poach from Volaris and Aeroméxico?!

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 31981

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

= Huh? Again, German law is irrelevant. As stated below: Saludos, Alex German law is absolutely relevant for airberlin. Isavia can park as many snowploughs in front of the aircraft as they want, airberlin, under German insolvency law, is simply not legally allowed to pay debt from the time period b...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights
Replies: 25
Views: 4501

Re: AirAsia X considers Korea-US flights

Unless AirAsia gets a more livable aircraft and seating configuration for economy (like JQ/TR 787), then I don't think there will be many return customers. Anything more than three hours in a 9-abreast A330 in D7's pitch is terrible, an 11-hour flight must be inhumane And it's not like Korea-US fli...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 33626

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Does CityJet in Belgium have the same challenges with the SSJ?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 31981

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

Okay I see how my earlier answer might have led to confusion. It is an international principle of law that generally the law of the home jurisdiction of the company applies to its insolvency proceedings. Within the European Union (though apparently admittedly not including the European Economic Are...

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by abrelosojos
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19784

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

stylo777 wrote:
abrelosojos wrote:
The 787 in TK colors looks very good.

Saludos,
Alex

Where did you see it Alex? ;)


= The model is in the reception area of the CEO office ;).

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19784

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

The 787 in TK colors looks very good.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Lion Air to add A333's to its fleet by end of the year
Replies: 18
Views: 6338

Re: Thai Lion Air to add A333's to its fleet by end of the year

I think it is a smart move given the ban on Thailand has been lifted. If they are smart, they would ramp up before AirAsia X Thailand goes on expansion mode. Either way, with the depressed yield scenario in Thailand, it will be fun to watch.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 29174

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

Well RIP A330neo if that happens. My first thought was 'what is the background on this?' Do we really take this seriously. What you posted was my second thought. Without AirAsia, the A330NEO program becomes the widebody 717. Both are great planes, but there comes a point were a re-engine just isn't...

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by abrelosojos
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia Japan to commence operations soon
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: AirAsia Japan to commence operations soon

What a waste of money. I keep being amazed at investors willing to sink money into the aviation sector.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines/ New Leaf still alive?
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

Re: Flair Airlines/ New Leaf still alive?

I love the fact that Flair Airlines website URL still seems to be gonewleaf.ca!

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta returns to Venice
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Air Malta returns to Venice

I am deeply fascinated by KM. It is another change in direction for the airline. I love Malta, so these changes seem interesting to me. They need a cohesive and sustained strategy, and the government needs to figure out what it really wants. Sort of reminds me of my relationships ;). Saludos, Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 36821

Re: Bastian: Confident DL will not pay C-Series tariff

EB also said this: "Bombardier innovation, not pricing is what attracted us to the C series. Come on... Do you really believe that statement? Ed's blowing wind up everyone's butt. EVERYTHING an airline does is based on money. = Baastian makes me roll my eyes. He is getting as bad as O'Leary, B...

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by abrelosojos
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5668

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?

I have never quite understood the American and European legacy employee fan boys. DL is an excellent airline, and the management is very good. However, it is far behind on things like digital and in next generation airline network. I fully lie the blame on an internal culture that just does not seem...

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by abrelosojos
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 6820

Re: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe

I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this but London is one of the wealthiest cities in Canada or at least in amongst a cluster of wealthier cities so it's not totally outlandish to propose flights to Europe from it's airport..I have a feeling they could fill up the front cabin easily enough if there w...

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by abrelosojos
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215161

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

It could do with a refresh.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 9559

Re: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy

They should be bold and transform all regional flying to MI, except peak demand.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds YVR/YYC-MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 2534

Re: WestJet adds YVR/YYC-MEX

I think WS is a bit too late to this game. It should have announced MEX a long time back before AM began ramping up Canada service. Interestingly, AM announced same day that WS' former network planning head Arik De (who I think is pretty brilliant) just joined them as VP for strategy after turning a...

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by abrelosojos
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2608

Re: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?

BOM-FRA will happen within next year.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 36
Views: 7994

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

I shed a tear when I read sad things about Brazil But Brazil is such a resilient country with wonderful people- it will all come back again one day, with a Brazilian smile. = This has nothing to do with Brasil, or her economy. It has more to do with Alex C's bizarre view of how BA should be run. In...

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by abrelosojos
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 6037

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

A bit more unconventional perhaps - but - Naresh Goyal, Girma Wake, Andreas Conesa, Gregg Saretsky, David Neelman, JRD Tata, and Alan Joyce.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested
Replies: 58
Views: 13574

Re: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested

Jaja. Fun list. While you guys comment on HNL, PPT, PER, and IEV, I found FDF and PTP funny. And no, I don't see it as similar as their U.S. ops :).

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada's Newleaf assets bought by Flair
Replies: 51
Views: 7912

Re: Canada's Newleaf assets bought by Flair

Why not hire competent and relevant people? Canadian ULCC's seem to keep hiring "old boys club" members when they really need new ideas and thinking.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 58
Views: 18062

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Nothing says low cost like a longhaul tag in a market where you have next to zero point of sale advantage... Low revenue too! = D7 has pretty strong POS in Japan given it's affiliate position through the new DJ and ties to Rakuten. As I have said before, they also have a great commercial head (Arik...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 58
Views: 18062

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Nothing says low cost like a longhaul tag in a market where you have next to zero point of sale advantage... Low revenue too! = D7 has pretty strong POS in Japan given it's affiliate position through the new DJ and ties to Rakuten. As I have said before, they also have a great commercial head (Arik...

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by abrelosojos
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 12292

Re: First Joon routes announced

From what Ive seen Joon is not going to be low cost... the pilots will be on similar contracts and the offering will be full service (not buy on board.) It seems its just the cabin crews that will have the cheaper contracts. True, but AF has a profit margin of ~0,5%. Then just cheaper cabin crews a...

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by abrelosojos
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 12292

Re: First Joon routes announced

Could be in the minority, but I think its a good idea... Although, they should drop the 'millennial' push - its all about value, connectivity (as in wifi) and flexibility - age isn't a consideration. = They could have done all that within AF. This has to be the dumbest idea I have heard in a very l...

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by abrelosojos
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 36
Views: 7994

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

I would think the Indian crew bases are in it for the long haul. Having flown BA to India I could see they were most valuable (with the announcements, service, etc). They even wore special uniforms. = Indian bases are not going to be closed. India is too important for BA. Note the amount of over ta...

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by abrelosojos
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 36
Views: 7994

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

I shed a tear when I read sad things about Brazil But Brazil is such a resilient country with wonderful people- it will all come back again one day, with a Brazilian smile. = This has nothing to do with Brasil, or her economy. It has more to do with Alex C's bizarre view of how BA should be run. In...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LUX and low fare carriers.
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Re: LUX and low fare carriers.

LUX does have some major low cost European airlines serving the airport, such as EasyJet and Ryanair. EasyJet flies from LUX to LGW, LIS, OPO, MXP, and in the next few months SXF. Ryanair flies to BCN, MAD, LIS, OPO, and a few other destinations. Otherwise, I don't think a long haul, low cost airli...

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by abrelosojos
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 19180

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

Sources tell me that the concerns raised by security agencies were significant enough to ensure denial of rights to Beirut. The Canadian government is one of the last remaining sane folks our there so if they deem Lebanon a security risk, there must be logic to it. After all, they did allow the Algi...

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by abrelosojos
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems
Replies: 87
Views: 19763

Re: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems

Glad that everyone is safe and sound! Great job to the pilots and crews! I wonder couls AirAsia X hugh utilisation rate for their aircraft contribute to such in-flight fan blade separation? Currently their average utilisation rate is between 16.5-18 hours. Rolls Royce seems to be unable to catch a ...

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by abrelosojos
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim
Replies: 70
Views: 11572

Re: Air Zimbabwe to be renamed, Gov't paying off debt, ET to partner AirZim

Well, Malawi never quite took off the way Lome did for ET. Would be interesting to see where this goes.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to axe Darwin, more routes to be culled
Replies: 34
Views: 6735

Re: Malaysia Airlines to axe Darwin, more routes to be culled

I don't think anyone is doing well in Perth. I am sure all carriers have suffered due to the dreadful economy. Not surprised to see AKL being considered on the cut list. With Arik as CCO at AirAsia X, he was always going to be aggressive in New Zealand since the launch. Interesting times ahead. Salu...

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 12, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 39221

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Color me Unimpressed. Sure for the North Indian Delhi traffic DFW-DEL is nice but it won't change the habits of South Indians, like Mallus and Tamils. The ME3 have a nicer product and better transit options than one has to endure in Delhi. If South Indians have to do one stop to their Indian cities...

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 05, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 23214

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

I think you are missing the point here. Mint is potentially comparable to where Westjet is going. The 737's are getting ovens, the new 787 is getting lie flat seats and 3 classes of service. I think mint is a fantastic comparison to what it sounds like they are going for, the modern branding, being...

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 23214

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

Everyone seems to think WS is this mythical LCC, ER even as in truth, while they have some aspects of a LCC, they have steadily been leaving that behind. They have plans to compete as a more full service esque carrier going foreward, this has been the internal directive for a couple years. I'm luck...

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 05, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines To YYC In The Near Future?
Replies: 120
Views: 16216

Re: New Airlines To YYC In The Near Future?

2018/19 isn't it? As I said in the other thread, I do hope they revamp their team. Launching London is not the same as flying to (say) Milan.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Thu May 04, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 23214

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

If the "political situation" south of the border is preventing Canadians from traveling to the U.S. they must be snowflakes listening to too much agenda driven media propaganda. = Agreed. How absurd. I think Canadians are not traveling to the U.S. because the Canadian Dollar (like, a lot ...

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by abrelosojos
Thu May 04, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?
Replies: 44
Views: 9032

Re: Vistara to borrow planes from SQ to start intl flights?

I thought the Indian bilateral with SIN allowed SQ to fly unlimited flights outside the big metros so why is PNQ an issue? As far as LHR slots when has that ever stopped an airline from starting? They can get a 9:30pm departure as a new entrant (I think) or buy morning slots like others have done. ...

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by abrelosojos
Thu May 04, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 23214

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

I feel like India could be a possible destination for them! The big Asian money in Canada (or almost anywhere) is Chinese. Indian traffic is largely VFR guest workers, parents and their extended families who just do not have the financial muscle of the vast Chinese upper class. Maybe in 25 years, b...

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by abrelosojos
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-SIN on UA/SQ
Replies: 17
Views: 4573

Re: SFO-SIN on UA/SQ

Does anyone have the load info from T-100 for this route?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17
Replies: 73
Views: 20573

Re: Kuwait Airways announces major expansion in S17

Is this really a major expansion, or going back to all the cuts they have done?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X to relaunch KUL-LGW with 2 777-300ER
Replies: 85
Views: 29151

Re: AirAsia X to relaunch KUL-LGW with 2 777-300ER

I'll believe it when I see it. What happened to Istanbul and Barcelona? I think that would have been a better idea and they could use their A330s for that. The advantage of Istanbul is that it's on the way to Europe with cheap flights from there to all over the continent and very few countries need...

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