I can see this as the following:
- Air Astana: mainline, flag carrier
- FlyArystan: mainline, low-cost
- Qazaq Air: regional routes
Anyways, I also heard that a privatization of Qazaq could happen soon, and China Express is interested.
Yeah but doesn´t operate transatlantic flights. But, at the moment, is the only airline who is interested in operating them. Air Europa also tried them in the past (Miami and Caracas), and Plus Ultra does now, but only to Caracas. So, for Norwegian, just look at this map: https://pbs.twimg.com/medi...Jump to post
Actually, after Primera started flying from STN, CDG and BHX, I was expecting the next step would be Spain, and I'm happy to see I was not so wrong. Just I had hoped CQM would reopen soon, so Primera could fly from 'Madrid South', as some of its future owners said. But at the moment, my home airport...Jump to post
BFS - I was working there, and I wouldn't describe the airport as a filthy hole, but it could be really improved. Sometimes I was feeling in a labyrinth. BHD is nicer, and very convenient, but Belfast does not really need two airports, in my opinion. STN - Quite a nice airport. Just it's experiencin...Jump to post
Ryanair already has ads on its planes. It is not as evident as it was in those photos from the past, but they do with stickers on the outside, and covers in the overhead lockers.
Currently, most adverts are about destinations, such as Gdansk, Vigo, Vitoria or South of France.
At least for Tajik Air, it seems it was not really viable (I read last week an interesting article about their 747SP).
Now Las Vegas Sands owns it.
And dont the latest 737-800s seat 189? Actually these were their first 738s (after the ones they leased), and they were just planes not taken by Pegasus (that's why they had 189 seats), so Tarom just took them instead of PC. The other two have 160 seats, as they have a Business section, as was norm...Jump to post
Also in MAD, when in the South Pier of T1 (A gates), one can always see Wamos 747s and Plus Ultra A340s in remote positions. I haven't see them being boarded or disembarked, but this makes me guess that pax are bussed to the planes.Jump to post
For me, they have usually been a great experience.
Except last time, when my bags went missing both on the outbound and inbound trips
Today I was flying to STN, and for my surprise, the flight was already operated by the A321neo. I was its 3rd or 4th day in operation, and actually it was quite nice.
So now, EWR flights are operated by B752 N175CA and ALC and AGP by A21N OY-PAA. The B738 has been sent to the Billund base.
ahj2000 wrote:I imagine either someone like Amaszonas will come into Bolivia [...]
Eitilt wrote:Perhaps Ryanair have to appear to be trying to set up a Berlin base in order to attract any Air Berlin
pilots into Ryanair.
zkojq wrote:Since when did Iberia have a long haul crew base at BCN?
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I've always dreamed about having my own airline, but unless I win the lottery or something really strange happens, I know I won't have one.
Anyways, I am working for one, and if you need any help I would be glad to collaborate with your project.
Best of luck.
I can think of Universal Airlines of Spain (a previous attempt to create an Air Europa Express):
- One of the Embraers ended up in Arkia with the Universal livery.
- I guess the other ones ended up in Air Europa mainline but I am not absolutely sure.
Tarom is also flying 737s. The -300, -700 and recently added two -800s. They also have the A318 and ATRs.Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:The name Meridiana is somehow related to Mediterranean, which makes sense because Italy is in the Mediterranean sea. But the name could also work in Spain, southern France, Greece, etc. The name Air Italy only works in Italy.
eamondzhang wrote:FrancisBegbie wrote:tlecam wrote:(I'm not sure if their A318 has a proper C class or just Y class seat with blocked middle seats)
I guess you are referring to OSM Aviation, the company providing Norwegian with staff.Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:and soon enough there is no more Spain.
Every flight (3) that I have taken to Romania has ended with clapping. In Romania it depends. Maybe people flying with Ryanair/Wizz/Blue Air clap, but with Tarom it is far less common. Then in Spain, people usually clap, but again it is far more usual when we fly with low-cost companies. Personally...Jump to post
I know Wizz operates to some smaller Eastern European destinations, but I always thought that operating London Luton to Kutaisi, Georgia, was particularly unusual! Well, it was just started as the only link from Georgia to the UK, using Kutaisi as it is the low-cost gateway to Georgia (but far from...Jump to post
Actually I would like Central Asia become a competitor to Middle East in the aviation field. Let's imagine T5, HY, ZM and KC as the CA4 and competing with the ME3. Then, about the Caucasus, I can see A9 expanding in Europe and J2 also trying to connect America and Europe with Asia as the ME3 do. Fin...Jump to post
I agree with you that the most probable airlines to join would be Meridiana and RAM. I would also like to see some Eastern European airline that could replace Malev. Maybe UIA or Air Moldova. Or if we go further east, Georgian Airways or Azerbaijan Airlines. To solve the void left by Air Berlin, may...Jump to post
https://i.imgur.com/RoshGM2.jpg I wouldn't be so sure about this map. Iberia is really big in Madrid, but in Spain as a whole I think it's Ryanair who wins. Also in Romania, Wizz Air is first, then Blue Air, then Tarom, then Ryanair. And you forgot to mark Moldova. I don't really know statistics ab...Jump to post
In the OTP operations it might also played a role the fact that Air Canada's CEO was born in Romania. During a visit earlier this year to Romania he promised he would link Romania with Canada soon. It will be the first TATL service from OTP in a long time, althought TAROM is also trying to relaunch ...Jump to post
Flew many times in the TAROM ones, as a passenger, and first time was a great surprise. Used to narrowbodies on that route (OTP-MAD), it looked spatious and comfortable. But the interior also looked a bit outdated, and the only entertainment system was a moving map at the front of the aircraft, on o...Jump to post
Does the start of services to LGW means relocating those that were serving STN?
Because Cobalt is quite a nice sight here, but maybe Gatwick is more convenient for them.
At least in Spain, Starlux has been for a long time a brand of chicken soup, and I think that currently it is used for fried tomatoJump to post
Tarom is finally asking for offers for leasing 3 widebodies:
But maybe they won't be 777 but something smaller like A330 or B787. Let's see how this continues.
My home airport is CQM, so if it is reopened soon or later, I would love to see: - Restart of operations to PAR, LON, PMI, LPA and BCN. These were already operated by Air Berlin (PMI), Air Nostrum/Iberia Regional (BCN and LPA), Vueling (CDG, BCN, PMI) and Ryanair (STN). So maybe Ryanair to BVA, STN,...Jump to post
Ryanair operation into and around the castilian region Catalan, actually. But in other areas in Europe, Ryanair also moved some operations from secondary airports to more mainstream ones, such as CRL to BRU or HHN to FRA, and I suspect that was the same move as GRO/REU to BCN. So, in the actual Cas...Jump to post
It seems that Norwegian has denied claims by some media that the lack of Russian rights for their possible BCN-TYO route was part of a Spanish veto.
https://twitter.com/norwegian_es/status ... 6655596544
This garnered some disputes with those media, especially with pro-independence Ara newspaper.
^ I meant it would be interesting to have something like MNL-LTN, MNL-LPL, MNL-BHX, MNL-GLA, MNL-MAD, MNL-BCN, MNL-FCO, with just an stop in OTP, where the first leg would be operated by Cebu and the second by Blue (or Wizz). That would be similar to what TK already does, but in a much more low-cost...Jump to post