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by 5NFGS
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways launches NBO-GVA-FCO-NBO
Replies: 30
Views: 4305

Re: Kenya Airways launches NBO-GVA-FCO-NBO

For a start, Zurich is connected daily with Swiss. So this market is quite well covered. KQ has not served ZRH for a very very long time. Back then it was very much focused on tourist flow. Since then (mid-nineties), Nairobi has become a big diplomatic hub for Africa with the establishment of the U...

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by 5NFGS
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30661

Re: Small plane disappears over chanel

I pray for the best for Emiliano and wish that he and the pilot are found safe and well. Unfortunately he might be 2019's first football/soccer aviation victim. As said earlier, the last 18 months of aviation have been "slightly" unkind to the sport of football. However it makes me questio...

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by 5NFGS
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...
Replies: 69
Views: 12151

Re: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...

Why is the new Berlin airport 7 years late? Too many things. I will try a very short description... 1) The whole airport was planned under a conservative government in the 90s, together with the huge german construction company "Hoch-Tief", which had a lot of experience building airports ...

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by 5NFGS
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

https://punchng.com/nama-installs-new-n ... n-airport/
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CATII ILS goes live in Benin. Maiduguri, Minna and Jos being tested
https://punchng.com/nama-installs-new-n ... n-airport/

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by 5NFGS
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

https://punchng.com/on-the-new-airport-terminals/
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Nigeria takes $600 million loan for 4 airport terminals, aims to boost aviation output
https://punchng.com/on-the-new-airport-terminals/

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by 5NFGS
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA celebrates 20 years in LOS
Replies: 1
Views: 404

SAA celebrates 20 years in LOS

https://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-new ... a-18782289

Amazing, despite the instability and uncertainty in the market never mind at SAA itself
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https://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-new ... a-18782289

Amazing, despite the instability and uncertainty in the market never mind at SAA itself

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by 5NFGS
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

I checked Air Senegal's Wikipedia page and I noticed that their A319 have 120 seats. Do they have a dedicate business class product onboard? Do they really have that much demand for business class passengers? Also their A339 will 32 seats in business class. To me it seems like too much... unless I ...

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by 5NFGS
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

https://m.facebook.com/flyairpeace/post ... 607888899/


Nice, although I would suggest a little more editing.

They can watch the PR accounts of other airlines and learn IMO.
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waly777 wrote:


Nice, although I would suggest a little more editing.

They can watch the PR accounts of other airlines and learn IMO.

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by 5NFGS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Incident Update: Azman Air B735 5N-AIS suffers suspected bird strike at PHC: https://punchng.com/azman-air-lagos-ph-bound-aircraft-engine-malfunctions-mid-air/ http://avherald.com/h?article=4c27d23d&opt=0 NCAA commences investigation: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/01/ncaa-commences-investigat...

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by 5NFGS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/01/air ... a-service/
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Route Update:
Air Peace introduces Freetown and Banjul nonstop, ups Accra frequency:
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/01/air ... a-service/

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by 5NFGS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Does anyone know how’s RAM doing on it’s west and central african routes? I guess their key destinations are Dakar, Accra, Abidjan, Lagos , and Douala but They also serve other big cities such as Kinshasa, Libreville, Brazzaville, Conakry as well as Smaller destinations such as Banjul, Bissau, Coto...

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by 5NFGS
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Probably to create fleet slack on the A330 fleet for maintenance, or to launch a new route. In Air Belgium's dense config, LOS will soak up the extra seating seeing as the route operates B77W during high season (Summer) It makes sense but surely the frequencies won't be increased! By the way, is 5N...

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by 5NFGS
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Nigeria Update Akwa Ibom State to launch Ibom Air, acquires CRJ-900 C-FWNK on lease from Avmax Group https://punchng.com/aibom-acquires-three-aircraft-for-ibom-airline/ http://ibomair.com/ Air Peace expands operations to MM II Terminal: https://guardian.ng/business-services/excitement-as-air-peace-b...

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by 5NFGS
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 18036

Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

AF will be sending thier 787 to ABJ instead of A380 For pax, no First Class, but a Best & Beyond cabin instead! Talking about Air France why do they need a leased A/C from Air Belgium? Air France this month is adjusting operations on Paris CDG – Lagos route, where service is operated by leased ...

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by 5NFGS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Lauch FRA - PNQ (via GYD!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: LH To Lauch FRA - PNQ (via GYD!)

Privat Air or a regular LH A319?

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by 5NFGS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 6818

Re: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018

QR most definitely is built to be resilient!
Well done and congrats to Akbar and the QR squad.
19% decline in seat capacity but 7% revenue GROWTH s no joke, in this politically tense and fuel expensive situation.

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by 5NFGS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 70
Views: 16446

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/280584/china-southern-plots-global-growth-from-guangzhou-and-beijing/ Highlights of the biggest Chinese carrier’s plans disclosed in an interview with China Southern’s president and chief executive Tan Wan Geng at 2018 Guangzhou World Routes: * to ...

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by 5NFGS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

Air Peace, a rapidly growing Nigerian carrier has taken delivery of two 777’s, both ex-Emirates, and are poised to expand from their base in Lagos. After the fall of Arik Air’s international operations, Air Peace has been granted clearance by the Nigerian government to expand internationally. They ...

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by 5NFGS
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

More on Air Peace's plans for the future Improving Trans-Africa connectivity: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/08/why-air-peace-is-leading-connectivity-project-in-africa-onyema/ Deepening travel options in West Africa: http://thenationonlineng.net/air-peace-deepens-regional-operations-with-night-fli...

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by 5NFGS
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

RobK wrote:
I guess the Arik A345 will be getting some new 777 friends in the coming months.


They are all parked together at different storage points on LOS International Terminal.
Of course, the W3 Airbus is in the worst shape and looks like an EXPENSIVE reactivation.

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by 5NFGS
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

Unfortunately this will end up for Air Peace the same way it ended up for Arik Bellview Virgin Nigeria etc I have worked for a Nigerian carrier and was based out of LOS for 3.5 years and the money there is to be made on domestic and regional flights only. For long haul to start making money it will...

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by 5NFGS
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 14448

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

German efficiency at it's best. Less than 48 hours after engine arrival and she's ferrying home, presumably to resume service All over the world a whole slew of aircraft engine techs are laughing at your comment Two days to do an engine swap? Are you kidding? A good crew could do an entire 747 in t...

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by 5NFGS
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 14448

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

German efficiency at it's best. Less than 48 hours after engine arrival and she's ferrying home, presumably to resume service All over the world a whole slew of aircraft engine techs are laughing at your comment Two days to do an engine swap? Are you kidding? A good crew could do an entire 747 in t...

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by 5NFGS
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 14448

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

German efficiency at it's best.
Less than 48 hours after engine arrival and she's ferrying home, presumably to resume service

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by 5NFGS
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

Air Peace, a rapidly growing Nigerian carrier has taken delivery of two 777’s, both ex-Emirates, and are poised to expand from their base in Lagos. After the fall of Arik Air’s international operations, Air Peace has been granted clearance by the Nigerian government to expand internationally. They ...

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by 5NFGS
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

In all honestly, I just can't see them going big. The 777-200 has been parked in LOS since delivery in February not even performing a single flight for the airline, so I really can't see how on earth they are going to fly this massive aircraft let alone fill it. Ya, because you start a long haul op...

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by 5NFGS
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

Air Peace took delivery of a ex Emirates 777-300 on Saturday (25th August) that was painted in Dublin. It was registered 5N-BUU Doesn't sound great if they have the 1st one parked up since delivery Ya, because you start a long haul operation with a single aircraft. Especially the first of type on t...

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by 5NFGS
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10126

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

Air Peace, a rapidly growing Nigerian carrier has taken delivery of two 777’s, both ex-Emirates, and are poised to expand from their base in Lagos. After the fall of Arik Air’s international operations, Air Peace has been granted clearance by the Nigerian government to expand internationally. They ...

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by 5NFGS
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 9117

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

DC-10/MD-11 ops are done globally for PAX.

Even VIP ops are winding down.........I think

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by 5NFGS
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 3897

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

Today a young girl (14 y.o. ) suffered a heart attack and passed away onboard flight LA501 MIA-SCL. According to news reports four MD onboard did all the possible efforts to keep her alive but didn’t succeed. http://www.emol.com/noticias/Nacional/2018/08/10/916521/Nina-de-14-anos-muere-en-medio-de-...

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by 5NFGS
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15771

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

This Nigerian operator seems to grab 747s from time to time, but they are rarely photographed... I wonder if they are always doing Hajj flights to airport without much spotters of if they simply sit derelict somewhere. This MaxAir is also "supposed" to have an ex-JAL 747-300. While a new ...

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by 5NFGS
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15771

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

This Nigerian operator seems to grab 747s from time to time, but they are rarely photographed... I wonder if they are always doing Hajj flights to airport without much spotters of if they simply sit derelict somewhere. This MaxAir is also "supposed" to have an ex-JAL 747-300. While a new ...

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by 5NFGS
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Corporations behind airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 2369

Re: Corporations behind airlines

Arik Air of Nigeria was founded by Ojemai Holdings.
The HoldCo is principally known for their subsidiary Rockson Engineering.

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