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by albertocsc
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan a new LCC to be set up in Kazakhstan
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: FlyArystan a new LCC to be set up in Kazakhstan

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.

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by albertocsc
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17200

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

tys777 wrote:
Airbus already owns %50 of ATR and has zero need for BBDs prop business.


And also the C212, CN235 and C295 are owned by Airbus and, except for the last one, they have been used as civil airliners.

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3610

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

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...

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by albertocsc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: BUD inaugurated its new Pier B

I was there two weeks ago (it seemed they were doing some kind of trial), and seemed quite nice.
Just too much concrete so it seemed unfinished yet.

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by albertocsc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 6655

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

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...

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by albertocsc
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 3179

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

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...

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by albertocsc
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 2305

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

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.

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by albertocsc
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 13468

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

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.

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by albertocsc
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6682

Re: TAROM future fleet

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...

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by albertocsc
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18572

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

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.

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by albertocsc
Thu May 03, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on KLM's HKG-AMS-HAM-AMS-HKG, AMS-JFK-AMS? KLM is a top airline?
Replies: 21
Views: 2625

Re: What to expect on KLM's HKG-AMS-HAM-AMS-HKG, AMS-JFK-AMS? KLM is a top airline?

For me, they have usually been a great experience.

Except last time, when my bags went missing both on the outbound and inbound trips :D

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by albertocsc
Thu May 03, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Listing previous flights in an airlines app
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Listing previous flights in an airlines app

Personally, I would also like to see the plane type and registration.

Also, if you need any more help with your app, make me know.

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by albertocsc
Thu May 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air launches UK flights
Replies: 13
Views: 2796

Re: Wizz Air launches UK flights

Also they have been operating scheduled flights already.
Last month I had one from LTN to BTS.

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by albertocsc
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2092

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

So it had 4 rows of business seating, with curtains separating it from economy. Pitch was good, and the experience of the plane was quite as in any A32x, but it was nice that it was so new. Also it includes USB charges.

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by albertocsc
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2092

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

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.

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by albertocsc
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Air - Will it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2092

Re: Primera Air - Will it work?

So flights from STN to EWR commenced yesterday. They are operated by National Airlines B752 N175CA until Primera's A321neo arrives.
Whenever it is possible I will share some pictures of the plane.

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by albertocsc
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14463

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Slash787 wrote:
Etihad means "Together" or "United".


I've always found interesting that you can unite the names Etihad, Air Arabia and Emirates and you get the name of the country where they are from :D

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by albertocsc
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 4007

Re: One type airlines

Plus Ultra is only composed of A343s :D

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by albertocsc
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Bolivia may not be able to operate after January 1, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: TAM Bolivia may not be able to operate after January 1, 2018

ahj2000 wrote:
I imagine either someone like Amaszonas will come into Bolivia [...]


Actually Amaszonas is Bolivian :D

so yes, I can imagine them and/or Boliviana growing to fill the void that could be left by TAM

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by albertocsc
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ryanair arrivals bus transfer at Stansted
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Ryanair arrivals bus transfer at Stansted

Yes, satellites 1 and 3 can only handle international arrivals, and in satellite 2 there are only a few domestic (and Ireland) arrival gates, with the others being international also.

Anyways, sorry for restarting this topic.

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by albertocsc
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 11126

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

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.


SXF is already a base

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by albertocsc
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 20529

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

zkojq wrote:
Since when did Iberia have a long haul crew base at BCN?


Since Iberia was chosen to operate Level flights

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by albertocsc
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 28113

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

The scratchcards game is easy: there are two parts: - with one scratchy part you need to have three of any figure to win a car or cash prizes, directly. - with the other part, you can see if you enter a draw for the one million euro. if you do, you need to register for the annual draw. all entrants ...

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by albertocsc
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Lauds Ownership costs on Level 330s
Replies: 28
Views: 1930

Re: Old tech is good for long haul LCC

And then you have airlines doing LHLC with A343s, like Plus Ultra :D

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by albertocsc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help starting my own airline
Replies: 19
Views: 3183

Re: Need help starting my own airline

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.

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by albertocsc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 6991

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

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.

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by albertocsc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 12807

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

Tarom is also flying 737s. The -300, -700 and recently added two -800s. They also have the A318 and ATRs.

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by albertocsc
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 11738

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

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.


There was already a Meridiana Spain ages ago, and it failed...

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by albertocsc
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 62770

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

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)


They have a true C class. Just their 738s have blocked middle seats.

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by albertocsc
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 2203

Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

I am required just on the 737-800. We have also a -700 but it is based in another city.

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by albertocsc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM Aviation takes steps to educate enough pilots
Replies: 18
Views: 1526

Re: OMS Aviation takes steps to educate enough pilots

I guess you are referring to OSM Aviation, the company providing Norwegian with staff.

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by albertocsc
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN
Replies: 29
Views: 5761

Re: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN

LupineChemist wrote:
Air Nostrum, BA City Flyer and Aer Lingus also serve MAD.


Actually Citiflyer stopped the route some months ago.

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by albertocsc
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catalan government declares independence from Spain: BBC
Replies: 70
Views: 2740

Re: Catalan government declares independence from Spain: BBC

dtw2hyd wrote:
and soon enough there is no more Spain.


So I'll be back in the Toledo Kingdom with MAD, ABC and CQM as the main airports. :lol:

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by albertocsc
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 5328

Re: Passengers Clapping

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...

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by albertocsc
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: Weirdest flights?

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...

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by albertocsc
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come no ME3 in Central Asia?
Replies: 32
Views: 4091

Re: How come no ME3 in Central Asia?

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...

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by albertocsc
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to join Oneworld
Replies: 25
Views: 3182

Re: Next airline to join Oneworld

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...

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by albertocsc
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 16878

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

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...

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by albertocsc
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 13134

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

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 ...

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by albertocsc
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A310 Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 3029

Re: Airbus A310 Experience

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...

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by albertocsc
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Cobalt to launch LCA - Gatwick, Frankfurt, Geneva & Year Round Dublin
Replies: 19
Views: 2418

Re: Cobalt to launch LCA - Gatwick, Frankfurt, Geneva & Year Round Dublin

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.

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by albertocsc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 47
Views: 21175

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

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 tomato :D

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by albertocsc
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom fleet updates
Replies: 31
Views: 7450

Re: Tarom fleet updates

http://tarom.ro/en/aircraft-lease-announcement-0

But maybe they won't be 777 but something smaller like A330 or B787. Let's see how this continues.
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Tarom is finally asking for offers for leasing 3 widebodies:
http://tarom.ro/en/aircraft-lease-announcement-0

But maybe they won't be 777 but something smaller like A330 or B787. Let's see how this continues.

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by albertocsc
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No AF/KL to Baltic states (RIX, TLL, VNO)
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: No AF/KL to Baltic states (RIX, TLL, VNO)

One of the launch routes of I2 was MAD-RIX. But it seems it didn't go well, it was cancelled two or three seasons after. Now Baltics are served from Madrid by FR (VNO) since 2015 and BT (RIX) as a recent addition.

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by albertocsc
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 8262

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

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,...

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by albertocsc
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privilege Style operating MAD-SCL-MAD
Replies: 3
Views: 3656

Re: Privilege Style operating MAD-SCL-MAD

At the present moment, Plus Ultra is operating flights for Cubana and Boliviana, so they only have one aircraft to operate their own scheduled flights, thus the need to lease this 777.

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by albertocsc
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason FR move from GRO/REU to BCN ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2140

Re: Reason FR move from GRO/REU to BCN ?

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...

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by albertocsc
Mon May 29, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian was looking to start BCN-TYO
Replies: 21
Views: 4193

Re: Norwegian was looking to start BCN-TYO

https://twitter.com/norwegian_es/status ... 6655596544
This garnered some disputes with those media, especially with pro-independence Ara newspaper.
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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.

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by albertocsc
Wed May 24, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu ends DOH, KWI, and RUH services
Replies: 19
Views: 2647

Re: Cebu ends DOH, KWI, and RUH services

^ 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...

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by albertocsc
Wed May 24, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom fleet updates
Replies: 31
Views: 7450

Re: Tarom fleet updates

http://radarbox24.com/data/registration/yr-bgj

Already in Tarom livery:
Image
(Source: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8596586)
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First one is already in Bucharest:
http://radarbox24.com/data/registration/yr-bgj

Already in Tarom livery:
Image
(Source: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8596586)

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