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by VTCIE
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35981

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

What about Ludhiana and Adampur? SG's DEL-AIP (Adampur) flight shows up as cancelled, but not 9I's DEL-LUH flight.

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by VTCIE
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35981

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

With SQ owning a part of UK, I highly think its unlikely for them to let UK towards OW. SQ's partial stake in UK has nothing much to do with UK's day to day operations. It has been mentioned in previous threads too that SQ has not and will not be meddling in the key decisions pertaining to UK's exp...

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by VTCIE
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35981

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Vistara announces the launch of 2x daily flights between Delhi and Raipur wef 31MAR19. Raipur is Vistara's 23rd destination. This route is currently served 4x daily by IndiGo and 1x daily by Air India There are news saying Vistara will start flights to Japan after this codeshare partnership with JA...

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by VTCIE
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11684

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

You may well attack JT. But what about the safety record of its domestic subsidiaries, ID (Batik) and IW (Wings Air), and its overseas ones, OD (Malindo) and SL (Thai Lion)? 2014: SW4013 lands at the wrong airport http://avherald.com/h?article=46e73995 Air Namibia flight 4013 landed at the wrong air...

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by VTCIE
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does GA's future look like without the A350 or 787?
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: What does GA's future look like without the A350 or 787?

Any more hypotheses on GA's future? It has taken delivery of only one 737 MAX, namely PK-GDA, and deferred all the rest. How will GA's widebody fleet look like in a few years? Will it keep flying A330ceos until they become old like China Airlines (CI)?

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by VTCIE
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does GA's future look like without the A350 or 787?
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

What does GA's future look like without the A350 or 787?

Garuda Indonesia is the biggest airline in Southeast Asia by fleet, with nearly 145 aircraft (if all AirAsia and Lion airlines are considered separately). Yet it is the only Southeast Asian flag carrier (excluding Lao Airlines, of course) not to operate—or even have ordered—the A350 or the 787. TG, ...

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by VTCIE
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35981

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I wonder how many users here would have reacted if it was 9W and not 6E. Simple . A whole new 1000+ posts would've started or the current "cash running out" thread would've been the most trending on this site ! And with good reason. An airline with severe financial troubles cancelling fli...

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by VTCIE
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35981

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Gujarat and Rajasthan have intra-state (if not inter-state) operations in the form of Supreme Airlines' 9-seater aircraft. As for Assam, SG's upcoming seaplanes will lead to a rise in the number of intra-state flights along the Brahmaputra. That said, I'd like to see a PBD-JGA or BHJ-RAJ route some...

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by VTCIE
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35981

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

CNN being a brand new airport is going to have all such new city pairs as "firsts", so still not worth mentioning that in regards to the states. No one mentioned their previous first flights as to Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra. No it is important because it is not often th...

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by VTCIE
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

In light of all the discussions about where land should be acquired for BOM, and how people living in different parts of the city can get to BOM Airport using various means of transportation, should there be a separate BOM+NMIA construction and discussion thread?

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by VTCIE
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

There was no way IndiGo was launching BOM before DEL. They have their best feed at DEL, and if you go by this logic, BLR will be next BLR should be next to get IST connection by 6E. They need more int'l connectivity. That's subject to their a/c performance for such a long route. BOM being the more ...

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by VTCIE
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Why is 4 flights a bit much. Because 9W has given up on EU-US flights, they should add HYD-AMS. This relationship has so far been an example of how a fair deal can be had between airlines (hello EY). Plus that market is very indian origin and VFR filled, so an Indian carrier makes sense. Plus 9W is...

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by VTCIE
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

KLM is more likely to start Hyderabad per this 14-month old article: https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/we-are-eyeing-one-million-passengers-from-india-in-2018-says-klm-ceo-117103001344_1.html There is also the factor of the connecting AMS-YYZ flight. 9W's flights from DEL, BOM and...

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by VTCIE
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Is KL ever going to start BLR-AMS, or are they content with leaving this route to 9W? KLM is more likely to start Hyderabad per this 14-month old article: https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/we-are-eyeing-one-million-passengers-from-india-in-2018-says-klm-ceo-117103001344_1.html The...

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by VTCIE
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

As regards HYD, there's a reason it's nowhere close to BLR in terms of European connections. Hyderabad isn't as much of an international IT and business hub as Bengaluru (Hyderabad would be equal to Chennai or slightly more). Even though both Bengaluru and Hyderabad avoided the unfortunate fate of C...

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by VTCIE
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 104
Views: 18003

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

Now is the time for QR to hand EK a thrashing. Let QR launch all the flights it has been announcing, but has never got around to launching: ⋅ LUX (one of the destinations QR announced at the ITF but never launched, along with MLA and TLL). ⋅ TLL, RIX, VNO. ⋅ DUS, HAM (a...

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by VTCIE
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germany bans Mahan Air from all flights
Replies: 15
Views: 4767

Re: Germany bans Mahan Air from all flights

Where did W5 fly in Germany? FRA? BER? MUC?

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by VTCIE
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33404

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

A flynas A320neo (its first) has the Saudi registration HZ-NS22. This is flynas's first Saudi-registered aircraft. Why did it register it locally rather than in the Cayman Islands? (Note that its livery is a bit altered.)

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

IndiGo's A321neo is on its maiden commercial flight https://i.imgur.com/Di31Xm1.jpg 6E joins the ranks of VY, NK, JQ and 5J. Bravo! :smile: I am, of course, not talking about the onboard product, but of LCCs ordering the A321 to increase their revenue and stretch their wings to further places.

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

India's newest regional commuter airline will take to the skies on 5tb Feb 2019, flying to Hubballi, Tirupati and Belgavi, from its base in Bengaluru. The flights to Belgavi are effective 5th February 2019. Bookings open on their website. The airline will utilize its sole aircraft – an Embraer E-14...

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

6E's IST mission will test human endurance. If humans can survive on complimentary tap water without anyone going into glycemic shock for eight hours because they couldn't BoB for any reason and DPRK agents won't give food without foreign currency/international credit card, I am sure GoI will give ...

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by VTCIE
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

And what about the landing rights at GYD and TBS? What will come of that?

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by VTCIE
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Announces A Special Livery On The Airbus A350
Replies: 9
Views: 2948

Re: Airbus Announces A Special Livery On The Airbus A350

PAL ordered the A350 only in 2016. It is one of the newest operators of the A350. How is it a long-standing customer of the A350 as per Airbus' tweet?

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by VTCIE
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93128

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

All very well done, IMO, given that another IAG carrier (IB) has done the same exact thing: from a colourful top to a white one, so that all colour (or most) resides on the tail. It's all fine by me if they don't alter the green and the shamrock so as not to be recognised. It can only be hoped that ...

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by VTCIE
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to axe CAN
Replies: 23
Views: 4764

Re: Air France to axe CAN

Keeping to the overall theme the can-can dancers have set for the thread. How do you people pronounce the airport code CAN? As a word, Can, or as C-A-N?

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by VTCIE
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

So well according to Fernandez the new Bombay airport would be inaugurated by Late 2019 or Early 2020. Well according to me it won't be completed anytime before 2022. https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/hope-to-start-operations-in-navi-mumbai-airport-by-early-2020-devendra-fadnavis-3392771.html...

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by VTCIE
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 56
Views: 14118

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

Garuda should pick up those A380 and fly them for Hajj route and SUB-CGK route and CGk SIN route. GA is trying to eliminate F. F is confined to CGK-HND (or is it CGK-NRT?). The A380 being a premium prestige product, there is no A380 without F (barring some EK ones). Besides F, the A380 itself is a ...

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by VTCIE
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 56
Views: 14118

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

How much were those bragging rights worth? A few million USD of free publicity doesn't make up for buying the wrong aircraft (which A380 was for CX) Replace CX with MH and I can understand. To use the Malay words first introduced in this thread by Neutrino, the Abang was unable to keep up with the ...

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by VTCIE
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 40446

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

As always, B-registered aircraft from airlines like GJ, GX and GS (not to mention GT, Air Guilin) dominate this list. Of course, there is sometimes what is known in my country's aviation thread as the Big Bully.

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by VTCIE
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 56
Views: 14118

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

I can see airlines like QF, BA, LH, and AF flying the whale, but Malaysia? Never made much sense to me. CX, historically one of Asia's most premium airlines (alongside SQ), would have done a brilliant job with the A380. CX allowed SQ to steal its thunder and gave SQ all the first-to-fly-the-A380 br...

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by VTCIE
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10063

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

Good riddance to you, Joon! Don't rest in peace! Don't ever come back! As this branding blog so aptly put it, ceci n’est pas une compagnie aérienne. https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_livery_for_joon.php P.S. This is the same blog that ranked Lufthansa's yellow-free li...

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by VTCIE
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33404

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

What about RJ? GF? WY? KU? For that matter IR, W5 or EP? :D

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

Surprising how the longest two flights in the world were forgotten so far. SQ: Shortest: SIN-KUL and longest: SIN-EWR. QR: DOH-OHS (Sohar, Oman) and DOH-AKL. Back in the day DOH-BAH was the shortest, followed by DOH-AUH, DWC, DXB, SHJ and RKT in that order. The shortest non-mainline SA flight I can ...

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airports show RYR/EZE rather than FR/U2?
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Why do airports show RYR/EZE rather than FR/U2?

More often than not, European FIDS systems show RYR, EZE, etc. (and sometimes TOM and TCX) rather than FR, U2, etc. What is more puzzling is that this is only applicable to some low-cost or holiday airlines, while others are shown as DY/D8/DI, VY, W6 and PC. Why?

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

How do you pronounce airport codes?

This has been discussed many years and many times before before, but... Here I discuss only pronounceable airport codes, so BKK and CDG don't count. If you notice, almost all of the airports listed here (LAX and GRU being the biggest exceptions) are formed from the first three letters of the city. S...

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that will still be flying the A340 in 2020 and beyond.
Replies: 18
Views: 2994

Re: Airlines that will still be flying the A340 in 2020 and beyond.

If SA had the money, it should have kicked out those A340s and bought 10 787s or A330-900s. It has one of the biggest A340 fleets: 17 of them at last count. Don't worry about SK. The A350 will enter service by the end of this year. What I don't understand is its aversion to Asian routes (it doesn't ...

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports known by code vs by name
Replies: 23
Views: 1105

Re: Airports known by code vs by name

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by VTCIE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

A year ago I was supporting the fact that jet should continue making BLR its third hub. However now times are different. One airline has grown immensely at BLR and will continue to do so. Now I'll say, jet should first come out of their financial situation first and then go for BLR. They do have BL...

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by VTCIE
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India mulls informal talks to expand bilateral flying rights with 9 countries including UAE, China, Saudi Arabia
Replies: 20
Views: 2098

Re: India mulls informal talks to expand bilateral flying rights with 9 countries including UAE, China, Saudi Arabia

It is a surprise that Shandong, of all Chinese airlines, flies to India. And why doesn't SC simply fly KMG-DEL or KMG-CCU (like MU files KMG-CCU)? Is there any reason for SC to extend the flight to Jinan or Qingdao? CZ 14x CAN-DEL MU 7x PVG-DEL CA 5x PEK-DEL SC 1x each TNA-KMG-DEL and TAO-KMG-DEL CA...

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by VTCIE
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s
Replies: 40
Views: 9710

Re: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s

It baffles me why three 747s (ESN, O and P) were registered with the A320 registration scheme (VT-ES*).

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by VTCIE
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13814

Re: HERB R.I.P.

R.I.P. to what I gather from these posts was a legend in American and global aviation (I don't know much about WN). There aren't many airlines with as positive a company culture as Southwest. That is a testament to him. Wow, quite the shock to hear of his passing! Kelleher more than earned his place...

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by VTCIE
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 11202

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

The code 9D was previously used by Toumaï Air Tchad. What happened to it?

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by VTCIE
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

According to livefromalounge, Indigo is starting services to Gatwick via Baku beginning March 2019. Would be interesting to see if they have fifth freedom rights to and from Baku. https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.com/2019/01/04/indigo-london-flights/ Wasn't it mentioned earlier that they are dr...

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by VTCIE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

AIRASIA INDIA 20th Aircraft registration is VT-KUL. It would be nice to see VT-ATQ, VT-MAA and VT-STV rather than something we don't even know for sure yet. It would have been better for I5 to be a bit more realistic to buy an ATR and register it as VT-KUL—where KUL stands for Kullu. :) I5 is getti...

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by VTCIE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9119

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

I must agree with Chonetsao here. CZ is be the biggest airline in Asia, and therefore it will be odd—nay, totally unbelievable—for an airline with 600+ aircraft not to be part of an alliance. So it's a prestige thing? A necessity for legitimacy? Again, what can they do as an alliance member that th...

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by VTCIE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9119

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

I love how, in frequent-flyer blogs, the main discussion revolves around how AAdvantage or QR Privilege Club members might be able to redeem miles with CZ Sky Pearl Club in the near future, whereas, in A.net, it is the story of a long-drawn-out war between Doug, Rupert, Alan and Akbar (with Tan Wan ...

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by VTCIE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 485
Views: 59340

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT again fails to keep up service in BUD. They cancelled ORD-BUD and sent the plane back to WAW to put it on a charter flight to MRU... also next days JFK was cancelled - my friends had to cut their holiday 1.5 days shorter as the customer service could not find solutions and they were also very r...

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by VTCIE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39367

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

There are many Indians who do work and study in Poland, not big as London or Germany but yeah there are quite few. When is Lot Polish starting flights to Delhi? It says in summer so I guess in May or June. I think LO is after transfer passengers here, they have done a phenomenal job building a true...

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by VTCIE
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 9161

Re: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019

First delivery of 2019 worldwide! MSN 8486 VT-EXN Air India A320neo #24 was delivered today (02JAN19) Image Source: xfwspot Nice to see the sarkari carrier get the first delivery of the year. TLS and XFW are inundated with B-registered aircraft (and for that matter VT-I**-registered aircraft). Nice...

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by VTCIE
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 385932

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

A truly remarkable achievement by Jet to survive 2018. I concur: Jet defied all our expectations. And, to survive 2019, 9W can make a start by: 1. Axing MAA-CDG. MAA has no other international route anyway. 2. Redesigning JetWings magazine with a new cover and not more than 80 pages. PLEASE. 3. Get...

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