Willie Walsh of IAG was speaking today on plans for IAG airlines to cut capacity at BA, IB & EI. BA haa over 30 B744s...IB has 16 A346s and EI some A330s that will be parked and maybe not reenter service. Plus there are around 20 narrowbodies too. All are fully depreciated. https://www.flightgl...Jump to post
3 x Virgin Atlantic A346 transferred LGW-PIK over the weekend for mid term storage. The secondary runway there is being prepped for storage of up to 12 aircraft, said locally/anecdotally to be all Virgin fleet. Info gleamed from various PIK themed boards and Facebook groups.Jump to post
conflats wrote:Airbus A330-202 EI-EWR (MSN 330) Aer Lingus is currently being ferried to Tuscon via Bangor for part out. Left Dublin today (15/3/20) was due to leave fleet in coming weeks but brought forward.
Skyblue39 wrote:EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday.
And the thousands of people employed by those airlines...? Some people do forget that the UK taxpayer also funds the welfare system, which thousands of ordinary airline staff may find themselves having to rely on. If the banking industry can be bailed out with what are effectively loans, then so ca...Jump to post
No chance, I as a UK Tax payer refuse to pay for these failing airlines, if they crash they crash. That is business. And the thousands of people employed by those airlines...? Some people do forget that the UK taxpayer also funds the welfare system, which thousands of ordinary airline staff may fin...Jump to post
Sky News in the UK:
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... n-11957614
"Mandatory Security" to me conjures up images of fighter jet escorts and being told to land. Interesting they flew as far south as the southern Turkish coast around Antalaya before turning north and back tracking all the way to Istanbul in northern Turkey.Jump to post
I presume that Icelandair is being impacted by this travel restriction due to the Coronavirus a lot more than the mainland Europe carriers, as a large part of their business model is connecting passengers from the US and Canada to Europe. And, Iceland is part of the Schengen Area, so going to Icela...Jump to post
Yes the Eddie Stobart name is well known in the UK and especially to those of us who frequently drive on the nation's motorways. Their road haulage division with their 'named' truck cabs are legendary. Known, yes. Financially stable, not some much. They nearly went out of business before Christmas,...Jump to post
I am wondering if Loganair might look at taking a few of Flybe's E175'S or Q400 if the leases were reasonable and workable for certain routes? Any chance Logan air will look at some of Flybe's routes to AMS? At the moment with Loganair it's a case of who knows ?. The Saab 340 renewal plan was only ...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] maybe getting some more ATR soon ? Yes, plenty more on the way. Two ATR-72-600 arrived last week at ABZ, G-FBXA & XB, which were part of the Chorus Aviation folio and most recently operating in full SAS livery. They are both currently in an all white finish and awaiting the Logan...Jump to post
It’s a legal obligation of the contract signed. The fact that the owner may or may not be scrapping the aircraft does not release the airline from returning the aircraft in the agreed and contractual state. Correct, when a lease is agreed, the lessor would want the ac back in a re-saleable / re-lea...Jump to post
skipness1E wrote:Like the freshly repainted pristine F-HPJB I saw in Knock last week. The aircraft is returned in an agreed state (in this case freshly painted white). Being scrapped is outside the bounds of the contract between AF and the leasor.
Hi there, Saw that my initial article was mentioned above and I have received a couple of updates this evening. The three retired aircraft are currently at Gatwick undergoing end of lease maintenance They will NOT be returning to service. They will fly to Tarbes in the coming days for scrap As of y...Jump to post
The one thing I don't understand about VS is that they ordered the A330neo instead of more B789's which the B789 has lower fuel burn and longer range (they can fly to PER non-stop like QF with Virgin Australia handling PER-SYD). The B789's have been a bit of a problem child for VS. The airline pret...Jump to post
I'm surprised Loganair didn't opt for GLA-BHD, perhaps too much going on already ? The fact EasyJet do the BFS route is one thing but having Flybe as well certainly kept the pricing competitive. I don't see those EasyJet flights being particularly cheap now. Ferry prices will no doubt go up as well.Jump to post
Can you two children behave? Thanks. OT: The amount of flights started by loganair can't be done with the current aircraft alone right? Or are they underutilizing the current fleet or keeping the SAAB aircraft longer untill more ATR's arrive? A lot of the new routes don't begin until high summer. M...Jump to post
rlwynn wrote:A Loganair ERJ was at DUS today.
Now That's "subtle"? ! No it's "ironic" . But let's not drift off topic again. Its not ironic either, its just dumb. Would you expect to see an airline called "German Shepard? Or "French Poodle"? Those would be dumb names, right? Or would you (with your non-Americ...Jump to post
maybe getting some more ATR soon ? Yes, plenty more on the way. Two ATR-72-600 arrived last week at ABZ, G-FBXA & XB, which were part of the Chorus Aviation folio and most recently operating in full SAS livery. They are both currently in an all white finish and awaiting the Loganair 'tartan lit...Jump to post
If the various owners distribute those Q400s to other operators quickly then that will be a vote of confidence in the plane. It might seem counter-intuitive but those planes coming on to the market increasing supply but being snapped up will show that the Q400 is a highly liquid asset and De Havill...Jump to post
F27500 wrote:JannEejit wrote:F27500 wrote:
For the name of an airline it is !
For the name of a Danish airline it's fine. I know Americans are not noted for the subtleties of irony...
That's "subtle"? !
Air Canada Jazz should take some to replace their horrible 100-300’s You do realize that Chorus Aviation is the parent company of Jazz and had leased ATRs and Q400s to Flybe right? And I'm not entirely sure a Q400 is a logical choice to replace the 100-300s as its a big jump in capacity. Chorus own...Jump to post
I read that Loganair are starting up new routes within weeks and are going to be adding 400 flights per week. Where are they getting all this extra capacity from?! They still have some slack amongst the inherited former BMI Regional ERJ fleet, they are acquiring numerous ATR-42 from Air France Hop ...Jump to post
Interesting to see how many routes Loganair are hoovering up, and particularly interesting to see that (so) many of their routes (now) don't touch Scotland; Carlisle-Belfast City Carlisle-Dublin Carlisle-London Southend City of Derry-London Southend City of Derry-Manchester (seasonal) Jersey-Humber...Jump to post
With Virgin Atlantic refusing to invest more money into Flybe, does anybody else think Virgin let Flybe go to get hold of those lucrative LHR slots? It’s a thought in my head that makes more and more sense That's what I've been hearing locally and anecdotally. I also believe the Virgin/Stobart/Cyru...Jump to post
Loganair taking on 16 ex Flybe routes and asking redundant crews to apply for jobs. Stobart/Flybe ATR-72's G-FBXA & XB arrived at ABZ last week for assimilation into fleet.
https://www.loganair.co.uk/our-story/la ... e-collapse
SQ789 wrote:They just entered administration due to Coronavirus across UK and Europe.
Flybe customers are also being told to make their own alternate arrangements for travel, so no rescue flights it seems atm https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/status/1235408747909922816?s=20 Flybe not a member of the ATOL scheme I presume, being a regional commuter airline, not a 'tour operator'. ?Jump to post
How sad for those 2,000 workers at flybe. I wonder if Eastern or Loganair might be able to pick up a few routes and save some of the jobs being lost. Do they have the spare equipment and with the Coronavirus going around the traveling appearing to be reducing at this point. Might be harder than you...Jump to post
I took a quick run over to GLA today to catch what may be (for me anyway) a last photo of the A310 operationally. I believe it will run to here on a Saturday until end of March,i but I may not get another Saturday off. Here's hoping this wasn't my final glimpse ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums...Jump to post
I took a quick run over to GLA today to catch what may be (for me anyway) a last photo of the A310 operationally. I believe it will run to here on a Saturday until end of March, but I may not get another Saturday off. Here's hoping this wasn't my final glimpse ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/...Jump to post
I took a quick run over to GLA today to catch what may be (for me anyway) a last photo of the A310 operationally. I believe it will run to here on a Saturday until end of March, but I may not get another Saturday off. Here's hoping this wasn't my final glimpse ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...Jump to post
Realising the opportunities are short, I went down to nearby GLA this early afternoon for a picture. She's officially scheduled on until late March, but I may not have another Saturday off work in that time. YYZ bound as I write. :bigthumbsup: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/PSX_202...Jump to post
How does it look though if other airports like LHR find out they cannot expand and the role of the VLA is suddenly back in fashion ? With current environmental concerns and lobbying, you have to wonder if the A380 or suchlike may yet have it's day in the sun ?Jump to post
MrBren wrote:So when will LHR be overtook by CDG?
So what does 'LON' do now ? Further expansion of another airport, does Heathrow Holdings Ltd go shopping for another option elsewhere ?Jump to post
It's a common occurrence there, happened when I was on holiday in Gran Canaria years ago. The sky was an eerie colour and next day a fine layer of sand covered everything.Jump to post
Shoddy interior quality, isn't it? Got a source to back that up? I've heard that said anecdotally several times too. Back in 2013, when BA received their first 787-8, I was invited onboard for some publicity video shots, there was a man on his hands and knees inspecting the fittings and carpets and...Jump to post
The new UK Chancellor is rumoured to be against an APD cut, on which Flybe's survival plans hinged going forward. Another blow for them if true. Yes he's needing all the cash he can round up for HS2, no doubt smarting at the audacity of Flybe's "Faster than rail" slogan and has decided to...Jump to post