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by NichCage
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at SFO?
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

Re: What's going on at SFO?

SFO has bad weather a lot of the times, which do affect aircraft movements. While terminals may be better at SFO then they are at LAX, the runways are too close together at SFO causing only two to be used at a time in some conditions.

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 78297

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Manchester Airport is doing well with getting new routes every year, but what is causing is? What is the maximum capacity of Manchester Airport?

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-TLV flights under consideration?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: Singapore Airlines rumoured to start TLV

As per source: https://www.touristisrael.com/singapore ... viv/19522/ reliable news? that's a lot of airspace navigation issues around changi though, since approach paths require flights over Indonesia and Malaysia, both of which don't recognise Israel... well ive heard about HUs TLV-PVG and CXs TL...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-TLV flights under consideration?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: SIN-TLV flights under consideration?!

Would it be possible for Singapore Airlines to avoid Malaysian and Indonesian airspace altogether without causing problems with either countries? While a flight from Singapore to Israel flying over Malaysia and Indonesia would cause no harm to either countries, the plane could take of out runway 20...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-TLV flights under consideration?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: SIN-TLV flights under consideration?!

Would it be possible for Singapore Airlines to avoid Malaysian and Indonesian airspace altogether without causing problems with either countries? While a flight from Singapore to Israel flying over Malaysia and Indonesia would cause no harm to either countries, the plane could take of out runway 20C...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-TLV flights under consideration?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: SIN-TLV flights under consideration?!

With increasing passenger demand between TLV and SIN, this could be a great opportunity for Singapore Airlines with the A350. Hopefully something comes out of this. If I am correct, Singapore Airlines did show interest in serving TLV quite a while back ago. Hopefully a flight between TLV & SIN w...

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by NichCage
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish eyes three Indian Cities for expansion
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Re: Turkish eyes three Indian Cities for expansion

CanadaFair wrote:
Is Air India going to serve IST?


Air India most likely has no plans to serve IST at all.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?
Replies: 27
Views: 3717

Re: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?

Also, what flight path did El Al use on TLV-GRU and GRU-TLV? What countries did they avoid and fly over?

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?
Replies: 27
Views: 3717

Re: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?

LY would need to make a giant detour over the Mediterranean Sea all the way to Gibraltar as they cannot fly over enemy countries. Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morrocco prevent a more direct route. I'm not sure if AR would be allowed to overfly any of these countries if they served TLV. I thin...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India flight 173 is now the world's longest flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 15049

Re: Air India flight 173 is now the world's longest flight

If DEL-SFO will be within the 14-15 hour range, then it is not the longest flight in the world when it comes to hours. For example, SFO-SIN is just a little bit more than 17 hours.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United to acquire JetBlue
Replies: 71
Views: 21978

Re: RUMOR ALERT! UNITED TO ACQUIRE JETBLUE!

I don't think it would be a good idea for United to merge again. Even if it was true, merging again would be a huge mess anyways.

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?
Replies: 27
Views: 3717

Re: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?

While there is a market between TLV and EZE, I honestly think that the best thing to do is fly TLV-GRU-EZE. There is demand between TLV and GRU, and when you combine it with EZE the loads will be even higher. However, with the horrible recession Brazil is going through right now, El Al will not retu...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC
Replies: 48
Views: 8066

Re: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC

I think YVR could work, but only as a seasonal service. The premium traffic EX YVR is quite high but is limited to certain markets. I could see something like a 3x weekly seasonal service initially making sense for SQ. I honestly doubt Singapore Airlines would resume flights between SIN and YVR. Ac...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC
Replies: 48
Views: 8066

Re: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC

I'm guessing they will use the frame to do SFO and cater to the premium market solely and drop the reg 359 and use that for other routes. Then they will upgage the existing 77w from SFO to HKG to a a380 to compensate for the loss of seats from the business/first only ULR359. All this while serving ...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC
Replies: 48
Views: 8066

Re: Aus BT: SQ 2 class A350ULR likely, looking at a 3rd destination on top of LAX & NYC

Why don't United Airlines and Singapore Airlines get along well? If I can recall, they do have some codeshares but otherwise don't do much else. They should both be codesharing and working together on non-stop flights between SFO and SIN.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI looking to add Toronto and Washington DC
Replies: 47
Views: 6353

Re: AI looking to add Toronto and Washington DC

Air India has been talking about Washington DC for a while. If I am correct, is it true that Air India flew to Washington DC as a tag on from New York JFK more than a few years ago?

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reduces SFO
Replies: 60
Views: 10690

Re: Etihad reduces SFO

Nice to see Air India is doing well in San Francisco and fighting for the market. It seems to be paying off which is amazing. While the India-SFO market was mostly dominated by Emirates and other airlines, Air India is finding it's place in SFO. Otherwise, why is Ethiad Airways not stronger in the U...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 46340

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Are there any plans for SAS to expand in Asia from CPH and ARN? What new destinations could be served?

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ discussion thread
Replies: 55
Views: 6199

Re: YYZ discussion thread

Does anyone see Lufthansa upgauging their equipment anytime in the near future? They've been at a 744 daily for a while now and they have been consistently full. It'll be upgauged to a A340 CityLine, you mean? Remember, Canada to Germany routes are part of the AC, LH, UA, OS, SN joint venture agree...

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unique Air Routes
Replies: 24
Views: 2611

Re: Unique Air Routes

MaxTrimm wrote:
Condor's seasonal FRA-YXY is one of the weirdest scheduled routes I, personally, have ever seen.


As well, Condor also flies seasonal route to ANC and FAI in Alaska during the summer.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unique Air Routes
Replies: 24
Views: 2611

Re: Unique Air Routes

I flew JNB-SYD about 6 years ago, always thought that was a pretty unique route over a desolate part of the Indian Ocean. Besides QF on SYD-JNB and SA on JNB-PER, is there any other route that operates in that area? Air Mauritius flies MRU-PER (and previously flew to MEL from memory?) and Air Austr...

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

Ryanair is killing VY at FCO... look at how many routes Vueling has cancelled there. I honestly think it is not about pricing (only). IMO Ryanair offers better service. Plain and simple. Since their improvement of customer service over the past 2 years, this is indeed true. VY has exceeded itself b...

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft
Replies: 83
Views: 16852

Re: Transpacific Hub From SEA/ANC/HNL W/ New Aircraft

While it would be nice to see regular flights to Asia from ANC, it honestly isn't possible year round. There will never be a transpacific hub of out ANC. However, there are charters from Asia to ANC and FAI during the summer.

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ discussion thread
Replies: 55
Views: 6199

Re: YYZ discussion thread

I've heard discussion that the Satellite terminal will gain some gates on the backside (east of A1) which may add 2-3 medium sized gates. This requires the removal of 1 ACA hangar - which I've been told will be rebuilt on the north side of Rwy 23 (old McDonnell Douglas factory site) . The issue wit...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 49927

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

"It had to be done. It was the logical outcome of the development of a complete range of aircraft by Airbus. It was also the mean to end the monopoly of the 747 which, in those days, was the cash cow of Boeing. Thanks to the margins they enjoyed on the 747, they (Boeing) could make us bite the...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 13064

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2016

Turkish Minister made a statement in Montreal two days ago that TK is pressing hard to increase IST YYZ (6 weekly now) and IST YUL (4 weekly now) daily as well as launching IST YVR IST...Let's see how Ottawa will reply this time YUL is three weekly at the moment. as for TK getting more access into ...

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bringing back non-stop flights to the United States is a "game changer" for Singapore Airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 8578

Re: Bringing back non-stop flights to the United States is a "game changer" for Singapore Airlines

I don't think Singapore Airlines will have trouble on SIN-SFO and SFO-SIN. If you don't know, the route used to be one of the two daily flights to SFO via ICN. The other flight via HKG will not change. Non-stop flights between SFO and SIN are only being launched because of the fact that UA started t...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

Ryanair is the biggest low cost airline in Europe, and have been able to have an amazing business model by flying to more alternative airports in Europe. It is the choice of the passenger on what airline they fly, and at the end of the day Ryanair will still stand out to some customers.

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 16051

Re: YVR Thread

You may want to know that AC has just released information that they are upgrading YYZ IST from 788 to 789 from January 2017. You were expecting route suspension right??? Even though Turkish Airlines is cutting a lot of flights, long haul growth is now there focus. I am sure in the future Turkish A...

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by NichCage
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't KLM getting rid of Asia brand?
Replies: 52
Views: 14505

Re: Why isn't KLM getting rid of Asia brand?

So at the moment and for the future they will still need the KLM Asia brand?

Another question I have is if Turkish Airlines flies to China and Taiwan, then why would KLM need the KLM Asia brand?

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by NichCage
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 49927

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

The world does not need more A380's. Honestly, Emirates will be one of the only airlines to ever be interested in an A380neo, because of the fact that they have an amazing hub at DXB. Emirates uses DXB as a global connecting hub, and as a result has the ability to use the A380 to boost capacity on r...

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by NichCage
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 16051

Re: YVR Thread

YVR seem to be having a good year. year to August 31 passenger numbers up 10.1% overall with European passengers numbers up 15% and Asia Pacific up 13.9% and Mexico south America up 25% some new routes started and announced in 2016: YVR-BNE AC YVR-NGO AC YVR-TPE AC YVR-DEL AC YVR-XMN MF YVR-MEX AM ...

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by NichCage
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ discussion thread
Replies: 55
Views: 6199

Re: YYZ discussion thread

I think that I heard that runway expansion plans at YTZ will not go ahead. YYZ would be able to accommodate the CSeries, but I doubt Porter Airlines would ever fly to YYZ. Maybe it would be better if Porter flew the CSeries jets out of Ottawa or Montreal perhaps? I was talking to one of their train...

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by NichCage
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ discussion thread
Replies: 55
Views: 6199

Re: YYZ discussion thread

Porter needs to start looking at expanding to YYZ and fleet type. I am tired of their sole YTZ gimmick show, and also the domestic duopoly in Canada. It's not a gimmick, it's working out great for them. They have also conditionally ordered the CSeries, if you hadn't noticed. I think that I heard th...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Ryanair: now flying to to 64 of Europe’s 85 biggest airports

Isn't it problematic that the 3 examples he picked - PAR FRA MUC - just happen to be some of the most crucial cities within Europe ? Can't disagree with Paris, but MUC and FRA? Depends what you mean by crucial but Munich has a population of 1.4 million or about 2% of Germany. Frankfurt has even les...

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by NichCage
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US Legacy Carrier Nonstop Service to Manila?
Replies: 29
Views: 5014

Re: Why no American Legacy Carrier Service to Manila?

For anybody who doesn't know, there are some US destinations that are in demand from Manila. For example, Seattle, Chicago, and New York are unserved from Manila. Phillipine Airlines has plans to make JFK direct from MNL with the A380, and I also read somewhere they plan on launching ORD as well per...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 46340

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Why have two of the ME3 (Emirates and Etihad Airways) not shown any interest in flying to HEL? I'm sure the oneworld hub at HEL will be good, but what market will the flights between DOH and HEL serve?

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L
Replies: 152
Views: 20684

Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

To understand why no runway exists longer than 9,000 feet at FLL is to understand the pervasive thinking which has always seemed to exist among the Broward County Commission: Longer runways mean louder aircraft. While we here understand that 1) modern large widebody aircraft tend to be (sometimes s...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM switches Bogota to 787-9 from March 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3581

Re: KLM switches Bogota to 787-9 from March 2017

A question I have is what is the demand between AMS and BOG? How many passengers per year fly the route? Is there also a market between AMS and CLO? CLO has some flights to Europe (I believe flights between CLO and MAD exist) and is it a major market? If AMS-BOG and BOG-AMS cannot work on it's on, f...

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by NichCage
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM switches Bogota to 787-9 from March 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3581

Re: KLM switches Bogota to 787-9 from March 2017

Is the CLO stop still necessary? Well, it still says that CLO will be a stopover for BOG-AMS. It must still be necessary, but it kind of confuses me. If Avianca can flights between LHR and BOG direct with the A330-200 and then the 787-8, then why can't KLM fly direct without the CLO stop? I'm sure ...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detailed SFO Traffic Report
Replies: 23
Views: 3038

Re: Detailed SFO Traffic Report

Hey everyone, I do apologize but I am not the best at reading this data. Is WOW Air doing good at SFO or no? I saw no changes on document, and it looks the same. Also, I've heard rumours somewhere that WOW Air wants to cut SFO.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detailed SFO Traffic Report
Replies: 23
Views: 3038

Re: Detailed SFO Traffic Report

For SAS, 7x CPH on 340 with 247 seats x 31 = 7657. Outbound 96.6% and return 99.5%. It's time to add Stockholm![/quote] If I am wrong, someone please correct me. I think I heard somewhere that Stockholm has a tech industry, though I might be wrong there. With Finnair flying to SFO next year from HE...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L
Replies: 152
Views: 20684

Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Nice expansion by Emirates. While I do think the runway length departing FLL will be a probelm (as arriving from DXB will not be, as planes can land on shorter runways comfortably) there may be quite a payload hit on departure. A question I have is why the runways at FLL too short? The longest runwa...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Survey Shows Travel Demand to Cuba Will Be Weak
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Survey Shows Travel Demand to Cuba Will Be Weak

Honestly, I think the USA-Cuba market will have a lot of over-capacity. More than several US airlines are rushing into Cuba, and if this survey is correct it might not be good for US airlines. I question the validity of this, but we will see in the end what the results are.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air- why does it not fly to Honolulu?
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

EVA Air- why does it not fly to Honolulu?

If I am correct, EVA Air flew to Honolulu, but I do not recall when they cut service. While this is also a question, why is a direct Honoululu-Taipei flight unserved? China Airlines flies from Taipei via Tokyo Narita to Honolulu, and Hawaiian Airlines dropped HNL-TPE from it's network a while ago.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 in Miami
Replies: 68
Views: 6468

Re: The ME3 in Miami

Thanks to everybody who has added to my post. For the moment right now, I believe Emirates will be just fine with Orlando. There is not much need for Emirates to fly to Miami right now.

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by NichCage
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air to resume Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Geneva and Copenhagen
Replies: 24
Views: 5432

Re: Iran Air to resume Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Geneva and Copenhagen

At least Iran Air can now replace it's older aircraft that are already at the end of there service years.

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Honolulu-South East Asia market questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

The Honolulu-South East Asia market questions

Manila is the only destination from Honolulu in South East Asia. While countries like China, Japan, Korea, etc have service to Hawaii I have often questioned why South East Asia is a gap. Would there be the demand for flights from Honolulu to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, etc?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 28630

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Also, did Delta ever do well on DTW-HKG? I understand that moving DTW-HKG and making it SEA-HKG is a much better move. What market did the DTW-HKG and HKG-DTW servw when it was being operated?

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by NichCage
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3
Replies: 392
Views: 28630

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 3

Aeromexico will resume Detroit which is good, but I would assume the auto industry which fell in 2008 is having an impact on new routes. For example, Northwest Airlines (pre-merger I believe) flew from Detroit to Brussels and Dusseldorf, which were both cut a few years later. A question I have is ab...

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