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by albertocsc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3342

Re: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!

According to the plan, a new arrivals terminal would be built, where now are the Old Terminal and Ryanair buildings. In my opinion, this would affect one of the main selling points of the airport: plane to train in 100 steps. Current terminal would be departures only. Also in the plans there is a n...

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by albertocsc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3342

Re: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!

According to the plan, a new arrivals terminal would be built, where now are the Old Terminal and Ryanair buildings. In my opinion, this would affect one of the main selling points of the airport: plane to train in 100 steps. Current terminal would be departures only. Also in the plans there is a n...

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by albertocsc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!
Replies: 17
Views: 3342

Re: London Southend Airport wants to increase capacity to 20 million pax and build 2nd terminal - but where?!

According to the plan, a new arrivals terminal would be built, where now are the Old Terminal and Ryanair buildings. In my opinion, this would affect one of the main selling points of the airport: plane to train in 100 steps. Current terminal would be departures only. Also in the plans there is a ne...

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by albertocsc
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malta Air to Operate from VIE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Malta Air to Operate from VIE?

Actually, the initial plan for winter was for Buzz to operate these flights (as in other bases where they compete with Wizz), but it was reversed soon after been internally announced.

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by albertocsc
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 232
Views: 36459

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

This also makes me think a bit about some questions, like: - Will their domestic plans for Brazil still go on? - Would Air Europa Express be included in the sale? (Technically is a complete different company but works in almost complete integration with UX). - Do you think Iberia would take over thi...

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by albertocsc
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian aviation - 2019 thread
Replies: 48
Views: 4759

Re: Romanian aviation - 2019 thread

For third time in a year, Tulcea Airport (TCE) has launched a tender process to award six routes (MAD, BCN, LON, PAR, FRA, MIL). https://www.anna.aero/2019/10/01/tulcea-airport-seeks-airlines-scheduled-routes-public-tender-2/ Having contacted some airlines regarding this tender, they were mainly not...

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by albertocsc
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia
Replies: 23
Views: 5127

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia

I would love to know what is the logic behind FMM to LWN. Apparently the two airports saw exactly 0 indirect passengers last year... I don't really know the answer, but I can imagine it being one of these options: - Many passengers flying FMM-VKO-LWN on Pobeda - Many passengers flying FMM-KUT on Wi...

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia
Replies: 23
Views: 5127

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia

Apparently they are not targeting Armenia diaspora, considering the places they are launching flights from. My thought, I was expecting flights from either BVA or MRS considering the French Armenian community is by far the largest in Europe and the 3rd in the world after Russia and the US. At the m...

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Armenia
Replies: 23
Views: 5127

Ryanair starting flights to Armenia

Two months after announcing Georgia, Ryanair is again launching flights to the Caucasus, this time to Armenia (Yerevan and Gyumri) from Milan, Rome, Berlin and Memmingen. Routes will be: - BGY to EVN, starting around January. - CIA to EVN, also from January. - SXF to EVN, starting around April. - FM...

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 112
Views: 16560

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

LOT and Enter Air have some of them at WAW.

MalevA346 wrote:
I saw one at AGP - Malaga


It repositioned to ARN. But in first attempt, it was not allowed in German aerospace and needed to stay for two weeks in XCR.

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by albertocsc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there

slightly off topic. Sounds like Spanish are the best to create ghost airport or almost. Can you guys give a list of Spanish ghost or almost airports? At the moment, "ghost" airports are: Albacete (but busy as military base and Eurocopter factory), Córdoba, Ciudad Real (second chance just ...

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by albertocsc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there

Yes, those living in La Sagra and Corredor del Henares areas have MAD as a way better option. CQM could attract foreign workers in Ciudad Real province and nearby towns (Quintanar, Consuegra, Villarrobledo, and maybe also from Villanueva de la Serena and Don Benito). Anyways, airport management alre...

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by albertocsc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there

FYI Primera and WOW are no longer in operation so you can totally discount those two airline's as they are definitely NOT main players in the market! The only main players in the market are Level and Norwegian and I can't see either of those airline's considering starting transatlantic flights from...

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by albertocsc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport
Replies: 19
Views: 4077

Re: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport

eagles94 wrote:
Lleida gets winter seasonal traffic from Gatwick and Manchester in the form of a weekly Thomas Cook A321, guessing they’re ski flights


Last two years they also had winter seasonal STN service by Jet2 once per week, but this year it won't return.

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by albertocsc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport
Replies: 19
Views: 4077

Re: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport

Source: https://nuevecuatrouno.com/2019/09/11/aeropuerto-fantasma-air-nostrum-logrono-madrid-vuelos-charter/ It seems that the reason to end these flights is that La Rioja government ended subsidies to Air Nostrum. Government said they will explore other options before renovating it: https://www.20m...

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by albertocsc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there

Is there any plan to go for passenger flights, or are they focussing solely on things like general aviation, maintenance and aircraft engineering ? They say it is out of their current focus, but might try in the future if an airline is interested in the airport and does not require subsidies from i...

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by albertocsc
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Ciudad Real CQM back in operation, Solar Impulse-based aircraft to be developed there

From today, 12 September, Ciudad Real airport is back in operation, after about 8 years of inactivity. To commemorate it, its new parent company chartered 9H-MTF to land in the reopened runway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_lyiQDoCZg https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9h-mtf#22132279 I ...

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by albertocsc
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 16571

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

Surely the most obvious airport for B6 has got to be SEN. Rail link to London, no congestion, small town feel terminal, just what you want after your transatlantic flight. Select group of onward destinations available through an ever growing number of carriers. Everything a new entrant in the trans...

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by albertocsc
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any reason why TUI haven't expanded their operations from London Southend Airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Any reason why TUI haven't expanded their operations from London Southend Airport?

I thought SEN would be able to base a B737 there and operate to a dozen bucket and spade routes? Well, unless some of their B737 NGs are equipped with SFP, it's not really possible to base them in the airport, as per runway lenght. With the MAXes it could be a different story, but I think those hav...

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by albertocsc
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency landing at London Stansted, planes holding and diverting
Replies: 7
Views: 3940

Re: Emergency landing at London Stansted, planes holding and diverting

Jota is a charter airline, and per flight number it seems it was just positioning to FCO to operate out of there, so I'd for sure rule out a disruptive passenger. To me it seems it could be a technical problem that would make difficult landing back in SEN with their short runway, so STN is the close...

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by albertocsc
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 241
Views: 27435

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

FR has a base in DTM already No, Ryanair does not have a base at DTM, especially because of the night curfew. Is just a destination from other bases. In the NRW area, Ryanair is based in NRN and CGN, and since the new Lauda base in DUS was opened, NRN has been slightly downsized. Anyways, it would ...

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by albertocsc
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 241
Views: 27435

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

The surprise of the day. Ryanair is going head to again against Wizz Air with flights from London Southend to Bucharest (5 weekly) and Vilnius (3 weekly). I would not be surprised if the flights are on the same days at similar times. Last week Ryanair more or less copied Wizz Air's Odessa-Budapest ...

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by albertocsc
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News & Expansion
Replies: 241
Views: 27435

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

The surprise of the day. Ryanair is going head to again against Wizz Air with flights from London Southend to Bucharest (5 weekly) and Vilnius (3 weekly). I would not be surprised if the flights are on the same days at similar times. Last week Ryanair more or less copied Wizz Air's Odessa-Budapest ...

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by albertocsc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia
Replies: 20
Views: 5132

Re: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia

http://asbarez.com/184395/ryanair-confi ... o-armenia/

New routes might come soon.
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SCQ83 wrote:
I think Ryanair also was planning flights to Armenia.


Yes, also it was confirmed today:
http://asbarez.com/184395/ryanair-confi ... o-armenia/

New routes might come soon.

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by albertocsc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia
Replies: 20
Views: 5132

Ryanair starts flying to Georgia

Ryanair has just announced three new routes, their first in the Caucasus region: Bologna - Kutaisi Marseille - Kutaisi Milan Bergamo - Tbilisi The cooperation agreement between the Goverment of Georgia and Ryanair has been signed today, and it is stated that new routes might follow soon. Flights can...

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by albertocsc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 17386

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Gran Canaria and Tenerife also confirmed, Girona might follow. By the way, yes, SEN flights are subsidized by Stobart or at least covered by some kind of deal. But with the end of seasonal routes (PMI, CFU, REU), number of planes based will go from 3 to 2. If some routes keep underperforming, such a...

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by albertocsc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 17386

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Yes, at the moment, closure of Belfast and Faro is confirmed, together with downsizing of East Midlands. New cuts might be announced soon (Leeds, London SEN and London STN).

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by albertocsc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 7540

Re: 737-8200?

Is there any legal obligation of specifying aircraft type on fuselage? Why not just drop the whole label? Ryanair's 737-8AS' don't have a mention of aircraft type on the Nose by the door, so I don't know why they even introduced it, unless the original idea was to boast about the new Aircraft type ...

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by albertocsc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 7540

Re: 737-8200?

737-8200 was already the internal name for Ryanair MAXes before all of this happened, so it seems they just decided to use it also for the general public.

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by albertocsc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4658

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Highly unlikely imho, unless someone gives it a go from KEF or PDL but that'd be wishful thinking too. Yes, many people in the Azores have heard rumors of Ryanair starting flights to the USA from PDL and TER, but I don't see it coming soon. easyJet does not fly to Azores at the moment. In KEF, easy...

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by albertocsc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon
Replies: 6
Views: 3036

Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon

At the moment it will be only from Paphos base in Cyprus, starting in October. Here's the official confirmation: https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanairs-low-fares-come-to-beirut-flights-to-paphos-from-october-19/ Actually, yesterday I was checking this post: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewt...

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by albertocsc
Mon May 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8377

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

What happened to the Pobeda service to STN ? Anyone know if it’s coming back ?? Fingers crossed First news about international service (not only STN) cancelation out of LED came with a visa gaffe about a Mongolian passenger on Pobeda. But latest news sugggest that the turnaround times in LED were t...

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by albertocsc
Thu May 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6080

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

Yesterday, I coincided at the airport with Loganair Saab 2000 registered G-LGNS.
As I checked afterwards, that plane was operating the Aberdeen route. It didn't seem to have many passengers on board, though.

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by albertocsc
Sat May 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 29
Views: 4819

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

Visited the city last week. I flew to KSC in Slovakia, as city is really easy to reach from there.
UDJ could be reactivated, but surely would face competence from KSC and maybe LWO.

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by albertocsc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come Oslo Torp "survived" and Rygge didn't?
Replies: 12
Views: 2568

Re: How come Oslo Torp "survived" and Rygge didn't?

Didn’t taxes imposed by Norway kill the Rygge operation? Yes, when the tax was implemented, Ryanair pulled out of the airport. I think Ryanair had even a base in the airport, and had quite an extensive list of destinations from there. In contrast, in Gardermoen there are only 2 routes, as noted bef...

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by albertocsc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)
Replies: 17
Views: 5229

Re: Airline in Romania to Receive 3 A330-200 (Ex-Etihad)

The largest ACMI operator in Romania is probably Just Us, with a total of 3 A320 family aircraft and began flying last year. Doubling the fleet but with larger aircrafy suggests a pretty high growth rate - I would be wondering if they are taking on too much too fast Quite a few other ACMI airlines ...

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by albertocsc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21966

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Ryanair will always board by walking wherever is possible. Then, if you are at a remote stand, or have different immigration status on the two flights, a bus might be used. Last option is jetbridge, not usually followed as it increases tipping risk and in some airports is more expensive for the airl...

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by albertocsc
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 6199

Re: Armenia long-haul flights

I could see FR starting a few of their basic airports (namely BGY, CRL and STN), some additional provincial French and German routes (something among BOD, TLS, MRS, CGN, FRA and SXF) and maybe some nearby destination like ATH or PFO. First of all, sorry for the off-topic. I would expect an approach...

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by albertocsc
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 6199

Re: Armenia long-haul flights

Armenia has difficulty in keeping a flag carrier: Armavia, Aircompany,...
So starting long-haul flights would be even more difficult. In South Caucasus region only Azerbaijan have them, and Georgia have been mulling them for a while but they still didn't materialise.

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by albertocsc
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no TATL from PMI?
Replies: 47
Views: 6156

Re: Why no TATL from PMI?

I was expecting this question to arrive soon. Mallorca is a really busy airport, but passengers are predominantly European, so no need for TATL flights. The previous answers describe the situation perfectly. By the way, many airlines are headquartered in Mallorca, including Air Europa, one of Spain ...

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by albertocsc
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tajik Air ceases operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

Re: Tajik Air ceases operations

while their MOU for a 787 is materialized. Actually, I think they already have it, but they did not put it in operation for some reason. By the way, here are some more news about Tajik Air: https://www.timesca.com/index.php/news/20740-tajikistan-s-ruling-family-waits-in-wings-as-tragic-air-goes-dow...

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by albertocsc
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tajik Air ceases operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

Tajik Air ceases operations

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/tajikista ... perations/
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It seems that Tajik Air has ceased operations since 1 January.
Some of its operations have been overtaken by Somon Air, which was already becoming a sort of a flag carrier for Tajikistan.

Source: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/tajikista ... perations/

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by albertocsc
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair sets up a new UK Division
Replies: 28
Views: 4003

Re: Ryanair sets up a new UK Division

Yes, it's an airline mainly focused on domestic UK routes, such as STN-EDI or BFS-MAN, that couldn't be operated in case of a no-deal Brexit.
At the moment, it will be based at STN.

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by albertocsc
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TAROM (RO) pivoting to Star Alliance?
Replies: 16
Views: 3517

Re: Is TAROM (RO) pivoting to Star Alliance?

Tarom already codeshares or has done it with some *A members, such as Aegean, Brussels or Austrian. Of course they are integrated in SkyTeam and in Flying Blue, but they will just codeshare with the airline that brings the most advantages to them. With Air Canada, they would have access to the only ...

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by albertocsc
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jet2Holidays and Allegiant Air - Exact Same Liveries!
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: jet2Holidays and Allegiant Air - Exact Same Liveries!

There are already some threads on this topic and similar ones. But I can make a short explanation.
Jet2 actually has a grey/red/white livery. But they leased some Allegiant 757s, they liked it, and from that moment, Jet2 uses the Allegiant livery as their secondary one, even on 737s.

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by albertocsc
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 6048

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

Although Wizz doesn't target much of the London-Western Europe market... they might want to give it a go to some airports which currently do not have direct access to London area, or that they lost previous connections. Since we are talking about mainly expats-leisure markets, I wouldn't call them ...

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by albertocsc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up
Replies: 59
Views: 10932

Re: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up

Also in England there is this Muslim airline, Firnas Airways

EightyFour wrote:
Wasn't there a Vatican backed airline in Europe also focusing on pilgrims?


I guess you mean AlbaStar

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by albertocsc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7718

Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Cunard wrote:

Shota Rustaveli Airport


That's already the name of TBS airport :D

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by albertocsc
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 12005

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

Yes, this problem in the 737-800 is real and, while I have never seem them tip, from the front of the plane you can notice the plane oscillating.
By the way, what route were you flying? I guess we might be on the same flight.

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