DIRECTFLT wrote:“Are you operating an airline here or not?"
And now IAG is nosing around the A380 for additional orders. New or used?
http://awin.aviationweek.com/ArticlesSt ... fault.aspx
The airport is about to implement a $1 billion masterplan.
https://news.get.com/icelands-keflavik- ... rism-boom/
But we don't need a VLA. The 747 8i has sold terribly, the A380 is on the brink of ending production if Emirates doesn't order more, and the 777-9 is already being pushed into a niche as possibly the largest available aircraft. And in fact, the new generation 777 is not selling great guns, either. ...Jump to post
So are these enough frames to keep the line running? I'm not sure. At current rates, it's another 2-3 years, but they really need a Chinese order to make the airplane more sustainable.Jump to post
More on China's Airbus plans is in this morning's Aviation Week Intelligence Network. A330-900s and A380s are a possibility, which could lead to assembly of some components of the A380 in China.
http://awin.aviationweek.com/ArticlesSt ... dde5bcc479
kaitak wrote:Well, let's see how Trump helps jobs in America.
The first A321neo ACF is now out in the open. First delivery scheduled for mid-2018. Press release http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/01/airbus-rolls-out-first-a321neo-acf.html https://imagr.eu/up/4zJBC_A321neo-ACF-Roll-Out.jpg The livery does not disguise their expectations for ...Jump to post
It does. It doesn't favor longer thinner markets and low fares.Jump to post
As I recall, LA officials agreed to a cap on gate and hardstand positions at LAX, as part of the agreement to permit TBIT to be built. Eastward expansion may be of interest to some of the carriers, but the agreement with the neighborhoods will have to be revised to allow it to happen.Jump to post
TRB Week starts Sunday (1/7/2018), and the Aviation Group has plenty of sessions, workshops and committee meetings scheduled at the Convention Center in Washington, DC. There's also the Aviation Caucus Monday evening reception for aviation professionals of all stripes. So what are the big issues for...Jump to post
drerx7 wrote:Delta and AA seem to be stagnant in Houston. Spirit and Frontier seem utilize the 321 regularly here though.
I'm actually surprised El Al hasn't tried to strike up a few deals with some of the megachurches and begun service to Texas.Jump to post
Oil just approached $62 a barrel (WTI). I think the good times will be over soon.Jump to post
With traffic up 17% YoY, Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport is planning an expansion...
http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ca ... rvice-2018
Lufthansa joins the bidding...
http://www.aviationpros.com/news/123872 ... 1533790H6R
ldvaviation wrote:toxtethogrady wrote:If this is indeed confirmed, I guess we can dust off those rumors of IAH-HKG...
It has NOT been confirmed.
In many ways, it makes no sense.
What they really should have said is Mumbai has two crossing runways that operate dependently. That's a little different from single-runway operations such as London City or Funchal. But that's still a lot of airplanes to process in a single day. As for averages, the practical limit for any runway o...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Lapidus believes that the air transport industry is ripe for disruption
This is going to be the final nail in the coffin for new build A380s. Why should an airline buy new airframes when they can purchase gently used examples with another 15+ years of life for a relative song? Seems like Airbus to EK to bargain hunters is going to be the new "trickle down". I...Jump to post
TryToFlySomeday wrote:I really hope EK does go back to double daily in SEA and LAX. Provides more choice for my cousin in LAS. I'd also like to see EK fly an A380 to DFW, IAH and ORD again.
Bloomberg weighs in...
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... or-america
"...Boeing Co.’s $37 billion aircraft order consists mostly of previously agreed deals, according to officials with knowledge of the matter..."
[img] And a few renders of what it is supposed to end up looking like, that seem to be better than the earlier ones we had, IIRC: http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/59d404c9c68d7b29008b732f-1200/now-mcr-is-redeveloping-the-site-with-the-addition-of-two-hotel-towers-and-a-total-of-505-guest-ro...Jump to post
A pretty big one - $10 billion US investment to build a facility capable of 100 million passengers, somewhere between Warsaw and Lodz. In a country where passenger counts currently sit at 34 million a year. Hub dreams... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-07/poland-approves-plan-to-buil...Jump to post
I am referring to the banking industry. Houston is weak in that sector. Texas hasn't had much of a banking sector since its banks went belly-up in the late '80s. Houston has a large delegation of foreign banks, for whatever that's worth. But Hong Kong is more than just finance. HKG is a global hub ...Jump to post
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-03/airbus-working-with-emirates-on-new-order-for-flagship-a380 says: I suppose if EK makes a big enough commitment to replace existing A380s and others replace some subset of their fleets it can limp along at its current rate for a decade, no? At some...Jump to post
questions wrote:However, I am curious...
I couldn't find any threads talking about United at Dulles. In particular what we should expect in the future. At the moment United operates just over 200 flights a day to 102 destinations. Could we see an increase in daily flights and/or destinations and what routes could we see open or close? Cou...Jump to post
I love how the focus is that they "just met". Shaming???? LOL "A man, 28, and woman, 48, who had just met, were caught committing a ### act in their seats on a Delta flight Sunday from Los Angeles to Detroit, WDIV-TV (Channel 4) reports." http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/mi...Jump to post
I remember the days when Easyjet would have been acquiring the jets from United, not the other way around.Jump to post
Absolute surprise to me. They're showing up in two weeks. Hope they can increase it beyond two flights a week.
http://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/a ... 272540.php
I have a feeling that even if a non-stop BKK-SFO, BKK-LAX, and BKK-JFK were launched, it would not do well at all. First of all, Thailand is a low yielding tourist market which doesn't really seem to attract business travelers. I would not discount the medical tourism market, where Thailand excels....Jump to post