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by A388
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 24877

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

correction: down 36% at the moment. The markets are pissed off. No where does the article mention anything about the markets being pissed off. It only says that Bombardier is reassessing its participation in the A220 project and that more investments are needed for this program. Where do you get th...

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by A388
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 305741

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Circahead wrote:
Do we know the dates of the 6 retirements in 2020?


The dates you're looking for are mentioned in the previous post.

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by A388
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2638

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

If KE does want to change their current livery it must be minor just like KL, AF, LH. SQ was also rumored to update their livery, what is the status of this?

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by A388
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 14106

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2020

EIBPI wrote:
with the promised single customer to operate the aircraft for the entire 2019 summer season never actually materialising.


I never heard HiFly would operate their A380 for a single customer. That also doesn't make sense for an ACMI operator.

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by A388
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doubt BAW 787-10 and a350-1000 strategy
Replies: 42
Views: 9732

Re: Doubt BAW 787-10 and a350-1000 strategy

The original poster answered its own question, BA will have the data which translates to these aircraft types being the right sized aircraft for the missions they are put on. Some people also question SQ for having both the 787-10 and A359 in their fleet? Why questions these airlines?

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by A388
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying
Replies: 48
Views: 14512

Re: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying

Only 2 Air Belgium ones are flying for LOT, the third one is Hifly's 9H-SUN OO-ABA is operating for Surinam, OO-ABB their own flights to Gouadeloupe/Martinique, so OO-ABD and OO-ABE are with LOT Air Belgium is doing good business at the moment. They were in financial difficulty some time ago so I h...

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by A388
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A220 a good aircraft for KLM Cityhopper?
Replies: 23
Views: 4495

Re: Is the A220 a good aircraft for KLM Cityhopper?

As already stated, KL already chose the E2 as their future regional jet. No point to go for the A220.

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by A388
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245140

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It is if you are: 1) The IAM 2) The New York Times 3) Qatar Airways :biggrin: Qatar Airways? :rotfl: Regarding KL, what I read they were indeed not entirely satisfied with the quality of their 787-10's. I'm not sure to what extend this had an influence on KL's delayed plan to introduce their 787-10...

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by A388
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia
Replies: 17
Views: 9485

Re: Sun Class Airlines - new name for Thomas Cook Scandinavia

B777LRF wrote:
A real shame they didn't revive the Conair name and livery, that would have been an instant classic. But SunClass, particularly the background of the name, is typical Petter Stordalen.


It would indeed have been nice to see Conair being revived :)

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by A388
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 60925

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

From a reliable source they mentioned the route has performed well even in the low season, however I am unsure if they will increase flights at this time. The fleet is stretched as is but they are mentioning new routes in 2020 so we will see what they do from here. Thanks caribbean484. It's good to...

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by A388
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 60925

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know how Caribbean Airlines is doing on their new POS-CUR route and also what's their projection for the coming months (more flights maybe or mixing it up with their ATR72)?

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by A388
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4083

Re: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes

SJOtoLIR wrote:
Copa Airlines in CARICOM, in terms of weekly frequencies by now:

CM PTY-CUR 6x

Edited on December 03rd, 2019.


Copa flies to CUR every day since July of this year, not 6 times a week.

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by A388
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 305741

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Ah, I thought I saw up thread that BFG would stay a little longer. Maybe not then? BFI is about to go too isn't she? Yes. -BFI is going away near the end of December. She's apparently going to Teruel on December 27. So at years end; the KLM pax 747 fleet is reduced to just 8 aircraft. We started 20...

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by A388
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 305741

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

It's the final days for yet another KLM 747. PH-BFG " City of Guayaquil " just left at Amsterdam for flight KL871 to Delhi: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM871/2314804f She returnes Friday morning at 07:50. I can't find an outgoing flight for tomorrow. Looks like she's flying KL691 to To...

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by A388
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253894

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

If these ultra long haul nonstop flights prove successful in passenger numbers, can we see Boeing reviving their Sonic Cruiser project or Airbus coming with a faster jet that could do these ultra long haul flights in much less time, economically?

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by A388
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19462

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

zeke wrote:
“PAL one engine return to LAX”

Mechanics have inspected the aircraft and found the missing engine attached to the other wing.


HAHAHAHA :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by A388
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to upgage Colombia services to 777-200ER
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

Re: KLM to upgage Colombia services to 777-200ER

RCS763AV wrote:
so any twin has to take a payload hit, which is why a stopover is necessary.


Even the 747 can't take off fully loaded from BOG. Cargolux refuels in BQN to be able to go to Europe from BOG fully loaded.

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by A388
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to upgage Colombia services to 777-200ER
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

Re: KLM to upgage Colombia services to 777-200ER

Air France is using their 789 out of BOG too but I'm guessing they are willing to take that payload hit out of BOG. Almost all aircraft are payload restricted out of BOG due to the airport's altitude. If an airline flies nonstop out of BOG that airline is probably willing to operate that route with ...

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by A388
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to upgage Colombia services to 777-200ER
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

Re: KLM to upgage Colombia services to 777-200ER

Not sure if going to an older aircraft (their 772) is an improvement over their much newer 789. In any case, good luck to them of course :)

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by A388
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 305741

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

KLM's youngest passenger 747, PH-BFY " City of Johannesburg " is currently on her way to Jakarta for maintenance: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM9873/22a0eb12 Today she returned to AMS. Now PH-BFH " City of Hong Kong " is on her way to Jakarta CGK for maintenance: https://www....

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by A388
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed
Replies: 116
Views: 17307

Re: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed

This is just pure nonsense. Why on earth would any A330 full freighter need foldible wingtips to fit into current gate spaces. Cargo airplanes don't use gates and the A330 full freighter already fits where it is parked on cargo ramps. So really, where is this story coming from? Certainly not any pil...

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by A388
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6106

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

I don't know much about Macau but how popular is Macau as being the Las Vegas of Asia? Is it really comparable to Las Vegas? Can it be an alternative to Las Vegas for Asians, Australians, Europeans etc?

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by A388
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53769

Re: KLM 737 replacement options, A321XLR inevitable?

One known issue is they would like to swap their 737-700's for larger models. The -700's are almost as expensive to operate as -800's but the latter have more revenue potential. Just curious but why did KL go for the 73G if it has equal costs compared to the -800? Wasn't this known at the time they...

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by A388
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53769

Re: KLM 737 replacement options, A321XLR inevitable?

A small fleet of A321XLR's alone definitely wouldn't make sense, but in combination with a large fleet of A321's it could make sense. They didn't order narrow-body's yet and didn't say anything that would 'clearly indicate' it's going to be the MAX, although that might be expected. They will probab...

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by A388
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53769

Re: KLM 737 replacement options, A321XLR inevitable?

They need to order WB's, replacing the 24 747s, older 772ER's and A330s. The 747 and A330 already (will) have replacements, being a combination of the 787 and 777. The 772ER probably will also get replaced by the 787. Whether KL will go for the 779 nobody knows yet. As much as I would like to see m...

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by A388
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60256

Re: SAA Leasing A350

So when will SA start scheduled flights with these A350's and on which routes will they be used? I remember reading New York being one of their A350 routes? Which other routes will they use them on initially?

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by A388
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60256

Re: SAA Leasing A350

What will be the cabin configuration? Are MSN 226 & 345 fitted with Hainan cabin product, while MSN 354 & 365 are fitted with Air Mauritius'ones? It would indeed not surprise me if SA takes those A350's cabins as is. I don't think they have the money to change the interiors. Someone with mo...

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by A388
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141744

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Airbus definitely made the mask “mainstream” again. I doubt we’d be seeing variations of it on Air Canada or SAS today if it wasn’t for Airbus’ design decision on the A350 and most recently the A330neo and A320neo family. SAS definitely but I think AC's inspiration was the Russian business tycoon R...

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by A388
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 531425

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

To get to 280T depends if the airframe has already the structure changes or not (nose landing gear from the A35K, door frames, etc). Well, that goes without saying. I was talking about for example SQ regional A359 with 251T MTOW becoming ntu and someone else getting that frame and they can get it a...

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by A388
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUZZ to take on WIZZ in BUD
Replies: 26
Views: 6257

Re: BUZZ to take on WIZZ in BUD

Dutchy wrote:
:shock: wow, I mean how is that even possible. I thought Ryanair was operating at the bare basics. How can BUZZ go even lower than Ryanair?


I'm very interested in seeing this too. I also thought FR hit rock bottom when it comes down to cutting costs.

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by A388
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 24780

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

My guess is FNC - CCS FNC CCS 256° (W) 261° (W) 3,529 mi (fr. http://www.gcmap.com) That’s where most of the Portugal - Venezuela O/D demand is. That does sound like a potential route for TP's A321LR. Maybe the direct LIS-CCS flight might even be discontinued if most of the traffic comes from FNC(?...

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by A388
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 531425

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Hi, I remember reading here that SA will be getting some A359's which are in TLS, is this correct? I just saw this information too from the skyliner website: Airbus A350 -941 226 B-304Z Hainan Airlines ferried 21oct19 PEK-SIN, for South African Airways ex F-WZFG Is this one of those A359's going to ...

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by A388
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 24780

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Would be good if SDQ could have at least 1 weekly flight to Portugal, I was checking the statitics of SDQ arrivals and citizents of Portugal has an average of 251 pax per month from Jan 2019 till sept 2019, with a total of 2,262 pax. Which is not even close to enough to even get a weekly flight. Pr...

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by A388
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and First Class
Replies: 31
Views: 8987

Re: Etihad and First Class

ethernal wrote:
Incidentally, Coach doesn't exist anymore on many airlines - instead most airlines have introduced Torture Class.


HAHAHAHA, good one and absolutely true. It's the sad reality we live in nowadays :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by A388
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana drops 7 international destinations
Replies: 14
Views: 6766

Re: Cubana drops 7 international destinations

I doubt that Cubans will suffer as much as they did in the 1990s as much of the economy is no longer state controlled, and the tourist industry is more vibrant. The State actually still has a grip on almost everything what I remember (I've been there a few times, beautiful country though). But let'...

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by A388
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana drops 7 international destinations
Replies: 14
Views: 6766

Re: Cubana drops 7 international destinations

I would like to know how Cubans can afford to pay for travel because to my knowledge the majority can pay for this but please correct me on this. Is most of their traffic foreigners going to Cuba?

Also, can we expect CU to order a few MC-21-300's and/or C919's in the (near) future?

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by A388
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 18898

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

UA not going for ultra long haul aside, UA wouldn't have a sub fleet for this if they did want to go for it. They would probably go for the 787-9 which already is in their fleet. QF did that ultra long haul flight from JFK to SYD on a 787-9 so it is possible. UA would only need to reconfigure a few ...

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by A388
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE
Replies: 27
Views: 5695

Re: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE

I didn't even know about this airport in the UAE, nice and good to see other airports are getting more traffic too in the UAE. Looking on Google Earth I noticed 5 L1011's parked at RKT Airport too. 4 of them having the dark livery that BA/BCal had. What's the story behind these 5 L1011's and how com...

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by A388
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI big expansion planned
Replies: 32
Views: 11742

Re: Rumour: TUI big expansion planned

Looking at doing big recruitment to help expand the fleet. Hiring at first ex TC Staff by all accounts So, does this mean TUI will take over former Thomas Cook Airbus aircraft? Or will they re-train them to fly Boeing aircraft? Is the news of TUI Germany going for long haul flights a fact or just a...

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by A388
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 77358

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Updates: A330-343 1065 VQ-BCU Aeroflot ferried 13oct19 SVO-HKG prior return to lessor (+ 1058 VQ-BCQ 30sep19) ex F-WWYJ Source: Skyliner-aviation.de Those who wish to know more details of SU's A330 fleet retirement: Aeroflot starts phasing out its Airbus A330s http://www.rusaviainsider.com/aeroflot...

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by A388
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22152

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)

We're way off the thread topic now but I disagre for 2 reasons: 1) You're implying that widebodies were built for long haul. Not entirely true. Widebodies were built to carry more passengers regardless of distance. The first 747's could barely fly TATL non-stop and the first WB from Airbus couldn't...

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by A388
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22152

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)

I think the question about longest nonstop flight on a single isle aircraft should be changed to the longest nonstop single isle flight when wide body aircraft were also in use and when flying wasn't a true luxury anymore. As amazing as it was when the Constellation, 707, DC-8 were flying long nonst...

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by A388
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8547

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

Just a week or so before the announcement of the LA/DL partnership, Ed Bastian admitted that SkyTeam has been useless to them and basically will be moving away from the alliance model. If LA wanted an alliance, OW was undoubtedly the best fit. What meaningful reason can DL give to convince LA to jo...

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by A388
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8547

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

LA is going to retain JV with IAG and partnership with QF. AF/KL is going to retain JV with UX and codeshare with G3. If LA gives up IAG and tries a JV with AF/KL/UX - I hardly doubt if that JV will be approved, because AF/KL/UX is already larger than IAG+LA.. LA just stands to lose MAD (in additio...

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by A388
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8547

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

LA not joining any alliance now, VS and EI not being in any alliance now. Who says they won't join those alliances in the future? On what is it based that alliances have reached the end of their life cycle?

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by A388
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8547

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

LATAM isn’t going to join Skyteam. I’m sure they’ll increase code sharing with Skyteam airlines, but they aren’t joining. Why wouldn't they? A388 LA is going to retain JV with IAG and partnership with QF. AF/KL is going to retain JV with UX and codeshare with G3. If LA gives up IAG and tries a JV w...

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by A388
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Dutch Caribbean Schedule Changes: Summer 2020?
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: KLM Dutch Caribbean Schedule Changes: Summer 2020?

The 787/777 has already been loaded twice in the past on AMS-CUR and later postponed (as I’m sure you’re aware). They are doing some rescheduling at the moment. I haven’t heard about the 777/330 mix to AUA/BON though and capacity wise I think the 330 on SXM is just fine. They are looking at sending...

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by A388
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8547

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

Amazing how buying a 20% share in 1 airline can have such a big domino effect on these Latin markets. DL and their Sky Team alliance were the smallest of the 3 alliances and AA with their One World Alliance was the biggest. With LATAM now joining DL (and Sky Team), they will become the biggest now ...

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by A388
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8547

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

Prost wrote:
LATAM isn’t going to join Skyteam. I’m sure they’ll increase code sharing with Skyteam airlines, but they aren’t joining.


Why wouldn't they?

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by A388
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Dutch Caribbean Schedule Changes: Summer 2020?
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

KLM Dutch Caribbean Schedule Changes: Summer 2020?

Hi everybody, I saw this article on Facebook about KLM postponing introduction of their 787-10 to Curacao from March 2020 to June 2020 and was wondering what other changes there might be for the Dutch Caribbean for next year's summer schedule. AUA and BON were planned to get a mix of 77W and A330 fl...

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