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by iadadd
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3951

Re: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?

SIN-ICN-IAD , ICN is already connected to IAD but it's on KE, and the DC area has a large Korean population. A Star Alliance ICN-IAD would be great addition.

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by iadadd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 10507

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

If India opens up, they'll be able to tap into so many regional markets. They could also increase their presence in Iran and Pakistan. In terms of the US: CLT, SFO, SEA, DEN are the only realistic possibilities imo

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by iadadd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 2228

Re: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities

Only market that'd make sense is ADD, even that is already served 5x week ADD-SIN nonstop on ET. SQ and ET codeshare; therefore, unless market conditions rapidly improve I can't see the need for any additional capacity to SIN. Popular destinations in SE Asia from Africa are BKK and to a lesser exten...

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by iadadd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 4955

Re: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-project/
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Also, EWR is seeing a reduction. The nonstop flight is cancelled during this period, only DXB-ATH-EWR will be in operation

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-project/

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by iadadd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 4955

Re: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement

sand26391 wrote:
Can someone educate me why not divert some flights to DWC?? Or am I missing something here? Just curious :-)

The EK model is highly dependent on connections, it would be a nightmare having to transfer passengers between DXB and DWC

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by iadadd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6986

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

Well in 2019, due to DXB airport runway upgrade project, EK will reduce frequencies on many routes which includes all points in India except BOM. Perhaps they know that with United Polaris and Delta One being together at BOM in 2019, EK might have tough time attracting business travellers. Real pre...

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by iadadd
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 118
Views: 21089

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

berari wrote:
Ethiopian is resuming flights to Asmara in Eritrea on July 18. It last flew there over 20 years ago.


Starts as 1 daily, but according to Tewolde flights will increase to multiple daily in addition to dedicated cargo flights. Exciting times ahead

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by iadadd
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 4090

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

Galwayman wrote:
All the secondary cities in China , anything with 5 million plus , lots and lots of potential for the Chinese airlines


I'd like to think those cities would be better served from a hub such as FRA or AMS; better capability to connect to many cities in Europe

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by iadadd
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hub in Calcutta connecting two most populous countries and 2.6b people?
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

Re: Hub in Calcutta connecting two most populous countries and 2.6b people?

Until China-India relations improve, I doubt there will be any significant growth in the market that would require CCU to be transformed into a fortress hub for India-China traffic.

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by iadadd
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG Airport Authority... greedy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2336

Re: HKG Airport Authority... greedy?

I'm a little confused, will this fee be passed on to the customer ?

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by iadadd
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4638

Re: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights

With massive ME3 capacity in the NYC market, I suggest they choose IAD as it also has a large Bangladeshi population. Nevertheless, this will likely be a prestige route and heavy loss maker.

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by iadadd
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6633

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

With relations looking like they may improve ADD-ASM. Data won't prove it atm, but there will be strong demand for this route when everything normalizes; VFR and Business wise

In a similar boat; routes between DEL/BOM to LHE/KHI/ISB

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by iadadd
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8598

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

ET is an interesting case as to North America, it appears to be almost always B788s (with the occasional B77L sub) that gets sent to the Americas, while the new Airbus equipment goes elsewhere, except to the Far East where the B77W gets sent. Why does ET send the B789 to India instead of the A359? ...

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by iadadd
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8598

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

One of ET's selling points is that they fly their newest and greatest aircraft to many African destinations. You can find the A350 on routes like ACC, ABV, HRE, FIH and more.

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by iadadd
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 strategies for China market.
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

Re: US3 strategies for China market.

I think a dream scenario would consist of, 1) CX shift to Star 2) CZ shift to oneworld 3) OpenSkies between PRC and USA (very unlikely in this presidency) 4) US3 heavily cooperating and JVs with their potential Chinese alliance partners (UA with CA, DL with MU, AA with CZ); a potential UA-NH-OZ-CA-C...

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by iadadd
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Majors and Cargo ops
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: US Majors and Cargo ops

UPS and FedEx are huge in the US, it would be bit too competitive. Plus they already transport cargo in the cargo holds of PAX aircraft

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by iadadd
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15343

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

MUC-ADD ? Either LH or maybe an ET codeshare. This seems like a hole, especially as LH is growing their Munich hub, it seems that it would make strategic sense to link it with Star Alliance's most important hub in Africa

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by iadadd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 118
Views: 21089

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

I'm hopping for a ADD-MEL nonstop, at least only a tech stop. ET needs to not add any more 5th freedoms; their European network is full of them and it looks so tacky and haphazard.

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by iadadd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ applies to Sudan for overflight to serve TLV
Replies: 9
Views: 2274

Re: KQ applies to Sudan for overflight to serve TLV

You would have to fly over Sudan, since they'll already fly over Ethiopia and you cannot cross into Eritrea from Ethiopia

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by iadadd
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 118
Views: 21089

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

ADD is high enough that it really does have an effect. The 787-9 can't fly to North America or the Far East with a reasonable payload. Even the mighty 77W doesn't typically fly farther than nine hours. The long stuff has to be flown by 788 or 77L, neither of which is known for outstanding economics...

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by iadadd
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone serving MIA-IAD?
Replies: 17
Views: 2914

Re: Anyone serving MIA-IAD?

The go-to airport for S. Florida service from the D.C region is DCA. AA has on average 9 flights a day on DCA-MIA and WN and B6 also have sizable DCA-FLL operations

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by iadadd
Sat May 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?
Replies: 64
Views: 9853

Re: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?

If we look at Africa, ET is a major force to play with and is only expanding even further. In India, AI and 9W are starting to get their acts together and developing partnerships and more nonstops to Europe and North America. Additionally, the advantages of TK must be understood: 1) Turkey itself ha...

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by iadadd
Tue May 22, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10933

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

Apparently LAX had 33 million O&D passengers in 2017 and was 38% O&D. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/02/22/the-airport-business-is-booming-fitch-says-as-lax-jfk-and-vegas-lead-nation-in-local-traffic/#4b73bbb87966 Pretty shocked to see LAX be only 38% O&D. What connection flo...

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by iadadd
Mon May 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10933

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

I can imagine airports in many African capitals are highly O&D (EBB,HRE,ACC, etc.)

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by iadadd
Mon May 21, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20080

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

From my experience on UA, SFO based crew give off a more sophisticated and professional look whereas ORD crew look worn out

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by iadadd
Mon May 21, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 10687

Re: European expansion in SFO

Not really European, but I've always wondered the chance of ET operating a ADD-XXX-SFO flight with XXX being an unserved European city from SFO. Something like ADD-ARN-SFO seems possible since it first gives ET a presence in SFO which would benefit its large Ethiopian community and its Star hub, sec...

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by iadadd
Fri May 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new JED was supposed to open today (May 1)
Replies: 20
Views: 4633

Re: The new JED was supposed to open today (May 1)

The new terminal has US Preclearance ?

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by iadadd
Thu May 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at IAD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: Norwegian at IAD?

Most realistic routes would be BWI-LGW or BWI-CDG. If Norwegian attempted IAD-ARN, I can easily see UA or SK countering that with their own IAD-ARN flight.

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by iadadd
Thu May 17, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at IAD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: Norwegian at IAD?

Much higher chance of flying into BWI

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by iadadd
Tue May 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December
Replies: 22
Views: 4607

Re: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December

Thanks for the digest. So once per week in Brussels there are 2 ET planes on the ground? One via MXP and one via VIE? Still a little surprised that Geneva - home of various UN and other IOs has only a thrice weekly service. I read a while ago that Gatwick would be another expansion point in the UK ...

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by iadadd
Tue May 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December
Replies: 22
Views: 4607

Re: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December

I believe the pattern was different until recently. In the past the Brussels flight went via Paris. It then changed to Milan (possibly alternating) and then via Vienna and Milan alternating. Confirmation of the patterns would be handy. I would imagine Vienna will be tied on to a new destination ove...

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by iadadd
Mon May 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines mulls over orders this year for 13 B787s and 6 A350s
Replies: 20
Views: 4859

Re: Ethiopian Airlines mulls over orders this year for 13 B787s and 6 A350s

It seems that their Medium-Long term plan is: 737/DH8 for Short Haul & Domestic 788 for Regional/Mid-Haul (<7 hours) 789 for Long & Thin 350 for Long & Heavy demand 77L will be kept for similar missions as 789 77W will stay for Heavy routes until the 77X or 35K is decided on and arrives.

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by iadadd
Mon May 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December
Replies: 22
Views: 4607

Re: Ethiopian to launch ADD-BRU-MAN from December

I could see ADD-VIE going to a daily terminator, as ET is growing I could see them using OS to funnel traffic to Central/Eastern Europe destinations via VIE Hopefully, ET will sooner rather than later, go nonstop on ADD-MAN. As the only service to sub-saharan Africa from MAN, I can imagine this rout...

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by iadadd
Tue May 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11498

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

Funny how about 14 years ago when Ghana Airways was going tank, ET was willing to purchase it and help establish a fresh start for the airline. Ghana's govt refused to accept that deal, but now Ghana is allowing ET TATL flights from ACC and is in inviting ET to help start a new airline.

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by iadadd
Sun May 06, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11498

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I'll agree that their North American services minus IAD and YYZ are rather strange. ...then you should come take a ride through the north Fairfax area here in LAX. ;) So many Ethiopian (and east African in general) businesses/people that you'd think you stepped through a spatial warp. It's easily t...

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by iadadd
Sun May 06, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11498

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I'll agree that their North American services minus IAD and YYZ are rather strange. ...then you should come take a ride through the north Fairfax area here in LAX. ;) So many Ethiopian (and east African in general) businesses/people that you'd think you stepped through a spatial warp. It's easily t...

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by iadadd
Sun May 06, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11498

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I'd like to see the receipts. There's just no way most/any of ET's longhaul network makes money. I'll agree that their North American services minus IAD and YYZ are rather strange. But I'm pretty sure ET is at least breaking even or close to doing so on these particular routes. I think ET views the...

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by iadadd
Sun May 06, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 7067

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

I think a third runway at Heathrow would allow BA to operate a greater number of niche destinations with decent O&D/yields on A321s in a mid haul config to destinations in MidEast/Africa. Additional TATL expansion could occur with further growth to mid size American cities. I believe the LGW ope...

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by iadadd
Sun May 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1956

Re: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?

AUS is a growth spot; wouldn't be surprised to see LH or AF/KLM soon. Additionally, TK to either SEA or DEN seems like sooner rather than later. I wouldnt count on LH. IAH is very close by and their A330s are too high yielding with an F class, but stranger things have happened. I can see AF/KL in A...

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by iadadd
Sat May 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1956

Re: Next US destinations for Europes top 5 airlines?

AUS is a growth spot; wouldn't be surprised to see LH or AF/KLM soon. Additionally, TK to either SEA or DEN seems like sooner rather than later.

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by iadadd
Sat May 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5979

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

I've repeatedly read that JL's 787s are premium heavy, but if they work on the SAN route, then they should work for YYZ. Unless SAN makes money due to lack of competition..

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by iadadd
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018

TC957 wrote:
ZRH & MUC are two big *A hubs they haven't got service too yet.


ET is working with LH Group to develop a JV , so if it gets approved we will likely see these routes started. In particular, MUC-ADD is glaring hole that I see being filled soon; especially as LH is trying to develop MUC.

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by iadadd
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018

I'm assuming MAD is probably the more "important" destination which is why they are doing ADD-MAD-BCN, but overall it's geographically strange. ADD-FCO-BCN would've made for sense if they think that BCN can't handle a nonstop flight. ET should be more aggressive by reducing the 1-stops and...

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by iadadd
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4320

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

CLT and the surrounding area has a sizable German corporate presence which makes the MUC-CLT service sustainable, AA also serves FRA year round from CLT. The Star hub likely gave the service a nice cushion in its inception, but even after CLT's shift to OW, LH has proven that the market is still the...

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by iadadd
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 10048

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Certain African routes may be profitable, but BA would rather use precious slots on North America expansion where it would even more profitable. Hence why BA dropped some of those Africa/ME routes the minute it acquired BMI

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by iadadd
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3847

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

NYC-ADD nonstop will probably start soon after ET analyzes how KQ is doing on the market. It's definitely a missing hole for ET, as their current EWR schedule is mainly target for the LFW/ABJ bound passenger and arrives in ADD at night which is atypical for connection flows.

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by iadadd
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 4091

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

DC/Baltimore area has 3 major airports for a metro area of roughly 9.5 million. I think what makes the 3 work together is that 2 of them( IAD and BWI) are relatively far from the Downtown D.C. core and in turn makes DCA the attractive domestic high yield airport. Dulles is the primary International ...

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by iadadd
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2575

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

I think ET, the largest carrier in this market, will likely add Shenzhen and Chongqing in short term, and long term may venture into markets such a HGH, NKG, SHE. I think NBO-PEK is definitely a missing hole, but with the new Daxing Airport CZ may jump on this . Also, LOS-China is unserved and I see...

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by iadadd
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 116
Views: 23940

Re: The future of Etihad

ET, which hates the ME3, would not be happy if EY were to join Star. I could see them veto

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