I don't know the exact time it started, but it is for sure quite a unique route. They also launched Fairbanks and Whitehorse around the same time. If I'm correct, Condor served FRA-ANC-FRA direct while flying FRA-YXY-FAI-FRA as well. However, FAI and YXY got there own flights to FRA at some point. S...Jump to post
Emirates and Qatar Airways have most likely exhausted all of there rights to India.
I think it was at least wise for Etihad Airways to invest in Jet Airways, at least it gave them more access to India via another airline.
Berlin will be dominated by low cost carriers now that Air Berlin is gone. EasyJet and Ryanair are big at SXF. EasyJet and Eurowings will be growing at TXL in the future as a result of buying Air Berlin's aircraft. Now there's pretty few mainline European carriers in Berlin with all the low cost air...Jump to post
No doubt that this whole independence movement will affect BCN. Hopefully BCN will recover at some point when this is hopefully all over. Otherwise, it would be nice to see BCN get even more South American routes. They have BOG, GRU, EZE, LIM, and SCL I believe. If they could get routes like CCS and...Jump to post
SQ21 has never been beat by great circle distance. The only flight even proposed that would beat it, will be if QF officially launches SYD-LHR. That, and if SQ ever went to GRU nonstop, that would beat it too... but no official indication that they're actually planning that, despite rumors. I know ...Jump to post
LCY seems to be a nice, small regional airport. It may be busy at times but it is very convenient it seems. One of the things I will not understand is how people can live around LCY and the airport can still operate even with regional jet noise. YTZ can't even get a runway extension that the C-Serie...Jump to post
Emirates is cutting traffic in AKL- going from three daily from BNE, SYD, and MEL, and an DXB non-stop (for four daily flights) to only one to DXB flight instead. Honestly, I wonder what the load factors are onboard DXB-AKL-DXB non-stop, if it is full or not full. I don't feel like another frequency...Jump to post
Why doesn't Aer Lingus serve Montreal?Jump to post
There are some operators who have newer 767's. Airlines like Air Astana and LATAM do, and they work pretty well for them.Jump to post
Nice to see yet another route by Qatar Airways. This crisis is still going on yet there expanding. They gotta put the extra aircraft from the boycotted countries somewhere else in the meantime.Jump to post
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. Most people who visit Thailand seem to be tourists. If Thai Airways flew...Jump to post
In the second link, IST-AMM actually flies over Israel.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 68#f37ea49
So they do have the right to Israeli airspace then for IST-AMM. Just a little mistake.
WestJet is the largest foreign airline in LAS, and it's nice to see them add even more flights to Las Vegas.Jump to post
PEK will stay open for Star Alliance, but will other non-alliance airlines stay? I am talking about airlines like Emirates, Etihad Airways, El Al, Air Mauritius, etc. With all of SkyTeam gone from PEK, there will be quite a lot of free slots for other airlines to use. How is Terminal 3 coping with t...Jump to post
Aer Lingus should be joining oneworld in the future, but otherwise that is it for a long time. Would Vueling join oneworld perhaps? There owned by IAG and would be a good fit for the alliance. Vueling isn't the first low cost airline to be part of an alliance (Spanair was in the Star Alliance).Jump to post
So I guess there is benefits for long ground times. Qantas also has a maintenance hanger in LAX so it makes sense. There are some places where it seems like long ground times are bad. For example, BA, VS, AF, LH, LX, TK, etc have long ground times in JNB, They arrive early in the morning and depart ...Jump to post
This is actually amazing. Would have loved to be onboard that aircraft.
Sad to see Air Berlin ending all flights, just not long haul .
It seems like CZ doesn`t even need the A380. It seems way too big for the airline, and I`ve heard there having probelms with it. Also, why does the Chinese government force airlines to operate certain aircraft? It seems like Air China and China Southern are forced to operate certain aircraft, yet no...Jump to post
CGN would have no more long haul flights if they all moved to DUS, which is quite sad to see.Jump to post
I don't think another merger is necessary. I would rather see United unmerge with Continental, because they need to come back. But that would never happen and would be a mess. That also sounds really silly as well.
Why did Continental and United merge in the first place?
I don't know if it's because of Ryanair or just routes performing badly, but at some airport there cutting routes right after Ryanair comes in. EasyJet is cutting 15 routes from Hamburg, and also getting rid of the base there I believe. Ryanair is no doubt an aggressive competitor who can destroy th...Jump to post
This is kind of like what Air Berlin did. They launched new international routes from DUS and TXL and made it an focus, despite the fact that all of the newer routes (BOS, MCO, SFO, HAV) got cut along with all of the other ones. Now all of them are gone. So Alitalia is in a crisis and there launchin...Jump to post
LAX must be up there with the most A380 operators at one airport. Otherwise, I would assume SQ would end SIN-ICN-LAX in favour of non-stop SIN-LAX just like what they did with SFO. SIN-NRT-LAX would most likely stay, like how SIN-HKG-SFO still exists alongside the non-stop SIN-SFO. Why did SQ end th...Jump to post
It seems like GA has expanded which has only caused losses. I bet there flights to LHR are loss making. I also wonder how AMS is doing. Otherwise, I feel like the 777 is too big for the airline to handle and that another smaller wide body jet (like the 787) would be a better fit. Also, many airlines...Jump to post
I would say that the Lufthansa Group is a life saved for airlines like Austrian, Brussels, and Swiss. Who knows if they even would be around today if it wasn't for them getting investments from the Lufthansa Group.
Otherwise, Austrian, Brussels, and Swiss are on there own for buying aircraft.
Other than adding Cape Town and Tokyo Narita, I bet no other destinations are planned for a while. The only destinations I see them actually adding in the long term is San Francisco, as it has a lot of demand and it is also unserved. Anna.aero also covered it as well too.Jump to post
At least airlines deal with peanut allergies better. I've flown on Air Canada and when I tell them I have a peanut allergy, the crew tells passengers to not bring them or eat them on board. I think it's up to you to take care of yourself with a pet allergy. If you have one and you will be going on a...Jump to post
I personally think that SAA needs to get rid of the A340's. Having a fleet of short haul Airbus and Boeing aircraft, while having A330's and A350's would be better and save money for the airline. I also feel like SAA needs to cut every unprofitable flight. I think I heard somewhere that FRA, MUC, an...Jump to post
Air India killed Etihad Airways in SFO. I would assume at this point Etihad has poor load factors in SFO. Pretty sad to see Etihad leave SFO only after a few years. I would think Air India affected Emirates at least a little bit in SFO. With more customers choosing non-stop to SFO from India instead...Jump to post
I think that LAX looks like a huge disaster. TBIT is most likely the best terminal at the airport, while the rest of the airport seems like a dump that can't handle any more traffic. Beijing is getting a new airport, so passengers number will fall even if all Star Alliance airlines stay at PEK while...Jump to post
Is it true that US Airways served PHL-BHX in the past? Otherwise, JFK has gotten cuts from AA over the years and sadly some international flights (MAN and ZRH) are being cut. AA even served a big amount of Caribbean destinations but they got cut. JFK seems to be more focused on domestic now with onl...Jump to post
Hopefully Aer Lingus does well in Miami. Sadly the route started at a pretty bad time (Hurricane Irma) but I'm sure it will recover it a little bit. While not related, LY will be re-launching MIA pretty soon, and I wonder how Irma will affect the route for them. According to this post EI may launch ...Jump to post
Spain-Asia service has really grown over the past few years. MAD has gained NRT, PEK, and HKG along with all the other routes they had. BCN gained ICN, PVG, and HKG. Nice to see yet another airline adding MAD and BCN. While this is unrelated to this, does Air China plan to fly non-stop PEK-BCN inste...Jump to post