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by GLANKG
Mon May 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

. Nothing surprising they refused the offer and fair play in my view. Your union bashing and shifting the blame of the base closure to union misleading and staffs being disillusioned is just cheap. you are simply wrong the employees acceped I meant the union. KV is between union and employers, not ...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

There are reports suggesting FR started recruiting replacement for Austrian contacts in Spain and UK a week before the negotiation deadline, they probably realised Lauda was a lost course, their FY20 loss is hitting 200 million. Good chance MOL would reflect Vienna LCC bloodbath, Lauda had 15 A320s ...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 25, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Well they did give them an offer they hoped and expected would be refused. Don't see what's not to understand. I am still waiting for your claraficiation on what's the point you are trying to make. As for VIE, they are not pulling the plug, they are merely shifting their operations to a lower cost ...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 25, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Personally I am happy they all got fired because their unions misled them and because they were disillusioned. Now thanks to the unions (which are generally useless) these people will have absolutely no income and who knows if they will manage to find an aviation job in the next five years. FR forc...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 24, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Personally I am happy they all got fired because their unions misled them and because they were disillusioned. Now thanks to the unions (which are generally useless) these people will have absolutely no income and who knows if they will manage to find an aviation job in the next five years. FR forc...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 24, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Are you seriously that disillusioned to compare working for Lauda with slavery? First of all, most slaves were sold into slavery, they were not there by choice. Lauda/Ryanair employees willingly applied to work there all the while knowing what kind of business they were getting involved with. Perso...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 24, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

The 146 million Europe that flew on Ryanair last year. And just that can lead to your conclusion? How many workers are in the unions? How many European countries do have minimal wage/living wage? How does EU labour law fare with the rest of the world? There are LCCs of course, and unfortunately the...

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by GLANKG
Sat May 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

because a vast majority of Europeans simply don't care about unions, salaries, work conditions... Which Europe are you talking about? The 146 million Europe that flew on Ryanair last year. And just that can lead to your conclusion? How many workers are in the unions? How many European countries do ...

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by GLANKG
Sat May 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25537

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Blerg wrote:
because a vast majority of Europeans simply don't care about unions, salaries, work conditions...

Which Europe are you talking about?

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by GLANKG
Thu May 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 72337

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Governments don't sell once they take a shareholding. It is politically unpalatable. Ireland could have sold its shares it the Irish banks in 2018 when it was advised by experts to do so but politically they felt it was better to avoid it despite being able to recover billions of euro. Now the shar...

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by GLANKG
Thu May 14, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Interesting statements from MOL. 'Ryanair confirmed that it favoured EU government supports for airlines that are transparent and available to all carriers, and thus are not state aid. This includes payroll support schemes and UK government loans.' (FR must be one of the biggest beneficiaries of UK ...

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by GLANKG
Tue May 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 72337

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://www.ft.com/content/a58fdfe9-a4b8-477c-be9b-5b2090f41fed “For years the airline industry was supreme and resisted calls to reduce emissions. Now they are coming cap in hand to ask for help and we can’t waste this chance,” said a senior EU official. Unlike other industries such as cars — where...

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by GLANKG
Tue May 12, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 55231

Re: Virgin Atlantic Plans GLA for 2021

Some journalism even for Sun standard.

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by GLANKG
Tue May 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.
Replies: 45
Views: 10798

Re: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.

Interesting it seems Lauda could be the first one to leave VIE bloodbath.

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by GLANKG
Sun May 10, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21699

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

ÖVP wants 267m for 7% stake. SPÖ insisted on taking stakes and now pushing for blocking minority. (Green wants carbon emissions cut.) But actually Kurz didn't really insist on stake control in definite, what he said in definite is Austria won't bailout with nothing in return. Talks are on going and ...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21699

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

Wishful thinking on your behalf as well if you think that going into insolvency won't bring about a new set of problems for OS. At the end of the day, OS is running out of time and soon they will need those funds in order to survive. Then there is another question, will OS have enough funds to make...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21699

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

No it's not because LH needs Austrian government's guarantees to keep OS alive. Without that they are as a good as dead. If they do not meet the requirements of the Austrian government then a new solution can be found and that is to sell LH's business in Austria to someone else. There is a reason w...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 10, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21699

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

Nonsense, they have a say as long as LH Group is asking for millions from Austrian taxpayers. What nonsense are you on about? You think Austrian government can force LH to sell OS to IAG? They can either reach agreement and bailout OS, or not doing nothing and that's about it. What would LH do in t...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 10, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 72337

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Important, yes. But critical? Of course critical ! Tell me wich country of this world want to see their flag carrier to fail ? Think about the attached jobs which could be lost outside the airline. Oh, really? Malev was forced to close down, despite being their country's flag carrier. Because state...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 10, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21699

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

At the end of the day I think the Austrian government would rather keep OS as part of LH Group than to sell them off to IAG or Etihad. It's obvious the government in Vienna wants to use this opportunity to get their hands on LH Group. They mentioned this as a potential outcome several times now. Au...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 10, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21699

Re: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE

At the end of the day I think the Austrian government would rather keep OS as part of LH Group than to sell them off to IAG or Etihad. It's obvious the government in Vienna wants to use this opportunity to get their hands on LH Group. They mentioned this as a potential outcome several times now. Au...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 10, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21699

Re: Rumor: IAG and Etihad interest in taking over OS

IAG and Etihad have said they can be an ALTERNATIVE to OS should it collapse (by expanding Level in VIE in the case of IAG). They did not say they would take over OS so most of the posts in this thread are worthless... So what will happen to OS then? AUA is preparing for alternative scenarios - i.e...

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by GLANKG
Wed May 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: IAG and EY interested in creating a hub at VIE
Replies: 118
Views: 21699

Re: IAG or Etihad possibly taking over OS

Not taking over OS, but IAG builds VIE hub (maybe in the name of LEVEL) and starts long haul flying in the event of OS bailout doesn't go through. Didn't expect this is what Kurz called alternatives Austria currently working on should LH make no more concessions. Imagine IAG takes second largest Ger...

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by GLANKG
Wed May 06, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-sweden-legal-action/ Ryanair are making it clear that if Governments exclude them from support that they will have to justify themselves in Court. They don't want the money but they don't want to be put at a disadvantage if other airlines are given it. Very interest...

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by GLANKG
Wed May 06, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

The thread is about FR complaining about OS bailout. Austria announced 15 billion bailout funds for troubled companies as the situation is unprecedented, OS is one of the largest employers in land and played a vital role in the wider economy. Naive to think they won't be part of it, they submitted ...

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by GLANKG
Wed May 06, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

The thread is about FR complaining about OS bailout. Austria announced 15 billion bailout funds for troubled companies as the situation is unprecedented, OS is one of the largest employers in land and played a vital role in the wider economy. Naive to think they won't be part of it, they submitted a...

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by GLANKG
Wed May 06, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Just provide some evidence, that's all. Ryanair have absolutely got stung for state aid from regional airports but then had to repay it. So they've not received any subsidies. If you have an example of them getting state aid do show. Seems you are too busy to read this report https://www.transporte...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Then go and read what I posted earlier since you clearly missed that post. Yesterday I posted ORF interview and report, if you can't read German perhaps you could try google translate before launching an attack. Proposed OS package includes: 267 million equity, which is around 7% LHG stake; 410 mil...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Sorry Wayne, none of what you've said is true. Why are you lying ? They've got done for illegal state aid and repaid that. The ones where they won the court case was shown to be commercial negotiation in court. If you have evidence for your claims you need to provide it. Ryanair did receive LEGAL s...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 04, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Yes, like the tiny detail that Austria might revise its laws, or at least find a way around them in order to provide loan guarantees to Austrian Airlines. Funny how everyone ignored that part. Eurowings following German labour law is a fact. If only your 'tiny detail' was a fact. I don't see how Au...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

It seems the EU has approved French state aid for AF, so Ryanair's posturing is moot. – The European Union approved 7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in loans and guarantees that the French state is providing to Air France. Air France will get 3 billion euros ($3.28 billion) in direct loans from the F...

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by GLANKG
Mon May 04, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

If you are referring to the closure of Lauda then you have to understand that they are not leaving Vienna, they are merely replacing one brand with another. No different than when LH replaced mainline with Eurowings in certain markets. There is no closure of Laudamotion yet. If the replacing brand ...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 03, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Kurz's ZIB2 interview and report (in German only): https://orf.at/stories/3163833/ In the first round talk with Carsten Spohr Kurz laid out his position, there won't be aid unless Austria will get something in return, they are also preparing for alternative. Gernot Blümel mentioned boosting VIE hub ...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 03, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Analysis of state aid to selected Ryanair airports Almost a quarter of the EU airports served by Ryanair are likely to be loss-making and propped up by taxpayers’ money. https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/publications/2019_07_Report_analysis_state_aid_Ryanair_airports.pdf France se...

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by GLANKG
Sun May 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Analysis of state aid to selected Ryanair airports Almost a quarter of the EU airports served by Ryanair are likely to be loss-making and propped up by taxpayers’ money. https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/publications/2019_07_Report_analysis_state_aid_Ryanair_airports.pdf France sei...

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by GLANKG
Sat May 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 72337

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Other than email, there is general election next year too.

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by GLANKG
Sat May 02, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Depends on what will actually happen, if they still don't apply state aid then what can they do? The EU and pretty much the entire world are keen to bailout major firms this time, good luck at ECJ if they go mad trying to undo EC Temporary Framework which involves thousands of businesses. If they do...

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by GLANKG
Fri May 01, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Margrethe Vestager also indicates further relaxation of rules in the coming week. This battle if it is fought will be fought in the ECJ. She hasn't the executive powers of a U.S. President. or the powers that the current holder of that office would tell you he has. Wrong, the mentioned state aid un...

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by GLANKG
Fri May 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

see here: https://ec.europa.eu/competition/consumers/government_aid_en.html https://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/legislation/compilation/a_01_03_11_en.pdf This is the treaty on state aid. Some forms of state aid are allowed. 2b of Article 107 states 'aid to make good the damage caused by natu...

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by GLANKG
Fri May 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

see here: https://ec.europa.eu/competition/consumers/government_aid_en.html https://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/legislation/compilation/a_01_03_11_en.pdf This is the treaty on state aid. Some forms of state aid are allowed. 2b of Article 107 states 'aid to make good the damage caused by natu...

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by GLANKG
Fri May 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Green Party also insisted environmental policies be applied to state aid given to OS yet in the end no such clauses were presented anywhere in preliminary proposals. So I highly doubt that they would be relevant when it comes to Ryanair/Lauda. As for OS, they are particularly grilled because the mo...

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by GLANKG
Fri May 01, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

The Green party won't (and rightly so) make it easy should Ryanair actually seek aid, in fact they could introduce minimal fare or carbon tax to reduce Ryanair's presence in Austria after the pandemic, given the climate emergency as well as how Ryanair treated its employees and customers (even Isch...

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by GLANKG
Fri May 01, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30389

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

The Green party won't (and rightly so) make it easy should Ryanair actually seek aid, in fact they could introduce minimal fare or carbon tax to reduce Ryanair's presence in Austria after the pandemic, given the climate emergency as well as how Ryanair treated its employees and customers (even Ischg...

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by GLANKG
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16888

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

Which country has banned China Airlines (but not Eva or other Taiwanese airlines) due to coronavirus?

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by GLANKG
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV
Replies: 52
Views: 11726

Re: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV

Soon to be Poland perhaps? Thousands are going to work in the wealthier west neighbours now, Russia may well become the past. One doesn’t prevent the other. Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe, so pretty much any detonation around it will be wealthier. Clearly I wasn't comparing Ukraine to its...

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by GLANKG
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV
Replies: 52
Views: 11726

Re: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV

When you have 10% of your country’s population working and living in a neighboring one, there are plenty of profitable destinations to be had, besides DME and LED. There is nothing prevents Ukrainian authorities to sit down with their Russian counterparts and figure this one out. Soon to be Poland ...

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by GLANKG
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27473

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

HKG/CX is the hub for Taiwanese flying to Europe. Could the situation reverse if CX has issues with overflying China from North America and many transfer in TPE instead?
Back in the day CX made quite a fortune for China - Taiwan traffic, things change.

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by GLANKG
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 4187

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

No they didn`t make a ill-informed decision. Those that sugest it are just the people that don`t like/want it. It`s also nonsence to suggest the UK hasn`t made efforts for a decent seperation, you`ve been reading too much biased press. Seems to me they`ve been bending over backwards to the point I ...

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by GLANKG
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 4187

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

you can vote to leave the EU, but Airbus cannot protect its interest?

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by GLANKG
Tue May 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 11025

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Looking forward to see how WTO will rule on US aid to Boeing.
Millions wasted on lawyers from both sides.

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