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by vfw614
Mon Feb 25, 2002 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi Reduces Services From MAN
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

RE: Bmi Reduces Services From MAN

Hmm, what's the source for the DUS news ? CRS show the flights as being operated by a BMI ERJ145 during summer schedule. The route used to be a LH route anyway and was handed over to BMI just 2 or 3 years ago. Lufthansa LH 6604 OP Düsseldorf (DUS), Düsseldorf, Deutschland 07:50 Manchester Int'l (MAN...

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Past Startups That Didnt Make It To The Skies
Replies: 32
Views: 3596

RE: Past Startups That Didnt Make It To The Skies

From Germany (depending on your definition of "not making it to the skies"):

Nora Air Servies (early 1970s)
Alfa Air (early 1970s)
Elbeflug (early 1970s)
Supair (early 1980s)
InterCondor (early 1990s)
Air Germanica (mid 1990s)
Eurosky (1999)
BerlinJet (2001)

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Holiday Airlines Market - Why So Static?
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

RE: German Holiday Airlines Market - Why So Static?

It depends on the structure of the IT-market. The more dominating the big tour operators with inhouse airlines are, the smaller the cake left is for non-aligned airlines and tour operators, resulting in a smaller number of independent airlines. Germany is dominated by TUI - which uses Hapag and to s...

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by vfw614
Sat Feb 23, 2002 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Airlines Goes To Africa
Replies: 63
Views: 4535

RE: SN Brussels Airlines Goes To Africa

Two months between launch and obtaininig an AOC and route licences ? Hmmm.

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by vfw614
Thu Feb 21, 2002 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Holland And The B767-300?
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

RE: Air Holland And The B767-300?

. If Air Holland perhaps is going to join Preussag...

Picking up some business - I meant that they hope to sell some capacity to Preussag, not become owned by Preussag.

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by vfw614
Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bournemouth Spotting Info Needed, Please
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

RE: Bournemouth Spotting Info Needed, Please

LeCocqs is a new ALderney-based airline.

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by vfw614
Thu Feb 21, 2002 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Holland And The B767-300?
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

RE: Air Holland And The B767-300?

They hope to pick up Preussag business in the Netherlands and plan to add a Boeing 737-800 and a 767-300 for this summer (but they have had many plans in the past). Wasn't it last year when they announced plans to add a DC10-30 and later a 767-200 for long-hauls as well ? We shall see.

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by vfw614
Thu Feb 21, 2002 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Uk To Dispose Fokker 50's
Replies: 10
Views: 3020

RE: KLM Uk To Dispose Fokker 50's

I meant KLM uk's, sorry for the confusion. AFAIK I know LBA-AMS is going to switch to a Fokker 100 service with reduced frequencies, so really little use to keep a Fokker 50 fleet just for HUY and MME where they could easily use ATR72s. Problem would be LCY where the ATR72 is not certified. Didn't K...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 20, 2002 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Uk To Dispose Fokker 50's
Replies: 10
Views: 3020

RE: KLM Uk To Dispose Fokker 50's

On what routes are Fokker 50s used to AMS ?

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 20, 2002 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charter Flights To Scotland In Summer 2002
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

RE: Charter Flights To Scotland In Summer 2002

German airline Aero Lloyd used to operate flights to Scotland a couple of years back but they have not scheduled any for this year. The only charter flights to the British Isles from Germany this year will go to Shannon and Knock in the Republic of Ireland and to Jersey/Guernsey. What is the quote y...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 20, 2002 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Launch MUC-BOS Nonstop Service
Replies: 28
Views: 4955

RE: LH To Launch MUC-BOS Nonstop Service

You need to clear customs anyway at FRA as you have to leave the "airside" area in order to reach the train. So that would result in having to clear customs twice, once for your carry-on stuff and once for your luggage.... Btw, the high-speed trains will not stop at Bonn but only - if at all (not su...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Launch MUC-BOS Nonstop Service
Replies: 28
Views: 4955

RE: LH To Launch MUC-BOS Nonstop Service

<i>Are you sure travellers will have to claim their bags at FRA? This is not the case for "flights" on the already existing AIRail service from Stuttgart to FRA</i> I cannot imagine how it could work otherwise - you need to clear customs with your luggage at some point in Germany and if you have not...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F-16's Escort NW Or HA Flight Into SEA
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

RE: F-16's Escort NW Or HA Flight Into SEA

SUDDEN rest assured, Sep 11 has not gone unnoticed with me - but if someone calls an airline and says that there is a bomb on board the aircraft, what could a jet fighter escort do about it ? I guess they would not shoot the plane down just because someone calls the airline and says, listen, there i...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Launch MUC-BOS Nonstop Service
Replies: 28
Views: 4955

RE: LH To Launch MUC-BOS Nonstop Service

<i>I doubt people will notice they´re booked on a train until they sit in it. And they won´t care either.</i> I don't think so. If you pay for an airline ticket and get ground transportation, that is something that might irritate people - because all competitors like AF, KL, BA offer flight connecti...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Own Other Airlines
Replies: 39
Views: 2105

RE: Airlines That Own Other Airlines

<i>Finnair doesn't own Air Botnia, it is owned by SAS. Finnair owns Aero Airlines, indeed, but Aero Airlines is currently on the paper, because the licence is still being handled by Estonian authorities</i> Ooops, stupid me, got mixed up with the SAS and Finnair affiliates. What I meant to say was o...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Will 2nd Base In Germany In 2003
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

RE: Ryanair Will 2nd Base In Germany In 2003

<i>I remeber making and enquiry about travelling from Koeln to Berlin using DB and although I can't remember the exact fare quoted I do remember that I was shocked at how much it was. If FR offer fares of EURO 50 or less then they will easily get passengers</i> Parra, think about it: If you go Colog...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI-Preussag Doesn't Take Over Sobelair
Replies: 33
Views: 1914

RE: TUI-Preussag Doesn't Take Over Sobelair

LJ, I hear that Air Holland is considering to add one B737-800, a second B757-200 (while returning PH-AHG) and, believe it or not, a B767-300 (as they operate to Fortaleza this summer). Air Holland has had many plans in the past (I think they also considered a B767 last year), so we shall see what w...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Own Other Airlines
Replies: 39
Views: 2105

RE: Airlines That Own Other Airlines

<i>AOM, Air Liberté (Air Liberté was sold to Swissair by British Airways) and Air Littoral were all owned by Swissair.</i> No, they did not and could not. Legally, a non-EU airline like Swissair was/is only allowed to own up to 49,99% of a EU-carrier. That's the reason why it is also not true that S...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Launch MUC-BOS Nonstop Service
Replies: 28
Views: 4955

RE: LH To Launch MUC-BOS Nonstop Service

<i>Yes, I, too, was wondering about the level of demand for flights to BOS from MUC. FRA is understandable.</i> Well, it's not so much the MUC market itself, I guess. Probably there is demand at FRA that would at some point justify a third daily from there. Instead of adding capacity at FRA, LH simp...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 19 Pax Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3496

RE: 19 Pax Aircraft

I remember stories from the 1980s of F/O serving coffee and sandwiches to the passengers here in Germany on Metroliners. Later F/As were hired, funnily (understandably) they had to be very very short to be accepted. As F/O were not hired under that condition of course, they sometimes had quite a har...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Pilots
Replies: 15
Views: 14490

RE: Short Pilots

When I was in the army there was a guy in my unit who must have been something like 5.2 / 5.3 and he was desperate to become a pilot with Lufthansa. He held a PPL but was refused an invitation to Lufthansa's assessment centre because of his length. AFAIR, after much complaining he somehow managed to...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Who's Flying The Afghan Pilgrims To Jeddah?
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

RE: So Who's Flying The Afghan Pilgrims To Jeddah?

where did you get this info from Vfw614?

German TV, they ran a story about the RAF flights and mentioned similar flights operated by Pakistan and Saudi-Arabian airlines. As there is only Saudia in S-A, I assumed it must be Saudia.

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F-16's Escort NW Or HA Flight Into SEA
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

RE: F-16's Escort NW Or HA Flight Into SEA

Hmmm, what is a fighter escort good for if there is a bomb on an airplane ?

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 19, 2002 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI-Preussag Doesn't Take Over Sobelair
Replies: 33
Views: 1914

RE: TUI-Preussag Doesn't Take Over Sobelair

<i>Every 'Euro' extra cost is one too much. Hapag Lloyd and Britannia Airways don't have excess capacity. they were less affected by september 11 in comparison with Condor. JMC (Thomas Cook affiliates</i> Hapag-Lloyd has two Boeing 737-400 returned from WEA and Blue Panorama and a single B737-500 as...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 18, 2002 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Who's Flying The Afghan Pilgrims To Jeddah?
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

RE: So Who's Flying The Afghan Pilgrims To Jeddah?

Royal Air Force, Saudia and PIA.

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 18, 2002 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VG Airlines First A330 Baptise 2nd March
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

RE: VG Airlines First A330 Baptise 2nd March

How long does it take to get route licences from the DOT once you have obtaind an AOC in Belgium ?

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 18, 2002 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 2003: Routes In Germany!
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

RE: Ryanair 2003: Routes In Germany!

Well, it is not that difficult to get reasonable fares from places like DUS or CGN to London because of the competition on that market. From DUS/MGL, you have buzz to STN, LH and BA to LHR, BA/CFE to LGW and VG/EW to LCY. I just booked a flight to LHR for 90 € + tax on LH - and flights to LGW are ev...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Pisa
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

RE: Ryanair To Pisa

If you are taking the train to Firenze after the evening flight, make sure that you catch a direct express train to Firenze and not the local train that goes via Lucca.

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Will 2nd Base In Germany In 2003
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

RE: Ryanair Will 2nd Base In Germany In 2003

Well, above says it all

Hmmmm, stupid me, not at all - it must read "Ryanair will OPEN 2nd base in Germany in 2003". I shall whip myself 50 times on the back for not checking what I have written.

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Will 2nd Base In Germany In 2003
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

Ryanair Will 2nd Base In Germany In 2003

Well, above says it all. Last Thursday when the new Hahn base was opened by Ryanair, the company announced that they will open a 2nd base in Germany in 2003. Of course they did not say where but it does not take much imagination to figure out that it will be at Laarbruch, the former RAF base on the ...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 2003: Routes In Germany!
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

RE: Ryanair 2003: Routes In Germany!

Moenchengladbach (MGL) has a 1.200m runway, unsuitable for FR. They are hoping to extend it, but it will take a couple of years. Buzz, by the way, serves STN from DUS and they offer very good deals from there. Augsburg (AGB) has a 1.000m something runway, unsuitable for FR as well. AGB carries the M...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines To Start A Low-Cost Airline
Replies: 4
Views: 3809

RE: Austrian Airlines To Start A Low-Cost Airline

They are CONSIDERING a low-cost product - probably every flag carrier that locks horns with Ryanair is CONSIDERING a low cost product. Lufthansa has made it known, and now Austrian.... This is far from being a done thing.

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by vfw614
Sun Feb 17, 2002 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT To Transport UN Troops!
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

RE: JAT To Transport UN Troops!

What in the press release says that they are going to transport Canadian troops ? All that the news clipping says is that the deal was struck by a Toronto-based multi-national agency... ? AFAIK, JAT only has one DC10-30 and I am not sure about the aircraft's condition after 10 years or so sitting on...

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by vfw614
Sun Feb 17, 2002 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUA To Kabul
Replies: 23
Views: 2081

RE: AUA To Kabul

1. Lufthansa is going to provide feed from Germany for those flights

2. AUA is targeting UN travel

3. It is more of a mid-term project, I have heard 2003 mentioned as a start-up date.

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 15, 2002 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Latest With Air Lib?
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

RE: The Latest With Air Lib?

Aren't the turboprops outsourced to third-level carriers such as Airlinair etc., thus technically not belonging to AirLib ?

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 15, 2002 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Is Simply Stupid!
Replies: 69
Views: 4304

RE: Ryanair Is Simply Stupid!

ahm, Nfx, and talking about legal technicalities, certain parts of the injunction in question are against Ryanair AND its CEO as separate legal persons. Ryanair AND MOL separately were fined 100.000 € by the High Court in Cologne, makes 200.000 in expenses altogether for stupid advertising and libel...

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 15, 2002 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Is Simply Stupid!
Replies: 69
Views: 4304

RE: Ryanair Is Simply Stupid!

<i>100000 * 2.5 makes 250000, right?</i> Geez, are you trying to out-smart me instead of arguing with sensible arguments ? O.k., here we go: The maximum fine according to the German code of civil procedure used to be 500.000 DEM. Thanks to the introduction of the € this was changed to 255.000 € with...

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 15, 2002 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Is Simply Stupid!
Replies: 69
Views: 4304

RE: Ryanair Is Simply Stupid!

read carefully: "The same amount or up to 2.5 as much is due for <b>every other single</b> violation by Ryanair or its CEO." I don't regard 510.000 € that cheap for a stupid ad (under the law, it gets more expensive the more stubborn you are) - it means selling 51.000 tickets at 10 € just to have as...

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by vfw614
Fri Feb 15, 2002 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Is Simply Stupid!
Replies: 69
Views: 4304

RE: Ryanair Is Simply Stupid!

<i>Weird thing that so few Germans seem to know about advertising or marketing economy. Even if they hate Mr. Michael O'Leary, then they keep on giving him publicity for free, publicity which normally would cost a new start-up airline millions of EUR for TV spots and newpaper-/magazine adverts</i> E...

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by vfw614
Thu Feb 14, 2002 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia Announces Order For Four Boeing 737-700s
Replies: 4
Views: 3237

RE: Transavia Announces Order For Four Boeing 737-700s

Don't they already operate a number of leased 737-700s ?

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 13, 2002 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gothia Airlines Start-up
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

RE: Gothia Airlines Start-up

Don't know, but there is even talk about a third Gothenburg start-up called "Speedair". Rumoured to be looking into leasing or acquiring a CanRJ700 for full-service flights to European destinations (interestingly, LH CityLine seems to have cancelled one of their outstanding CanRJ700 orders so that d...

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by vfw614
Wed Feb 13, 2002 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Wins Victory Over Lufthansa
Replies: 33
Views: 2993

RE: Ryanair Wins Victory Over Lufthansa

200.000 € in fines + hefty costs for Ryanair and MOL - it will be interesting to see when this is going to start hurting them....

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 12, 2002 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Adriatic First Plane Arrives To Croatia
Replies: 14
Views: 2513

RE: Air Adriatic First Plane Arrives To Croatia

Air Adriatic
A new Croatian airline serving the Croatian coast with
MD82 aircraft – 158 seats
Fokker 50 aircraft – 50 seats
Operations commence January 2002



hmmm, January 2002 ????

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 12, 2002 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Wins Victory Over Lufthansa
Replies: 33
Views: 2993

RE: Ryanair Wins Victory Over Lufthansa

I guess this is a Ryanair press release ? If so, it is, as usual, a bit misleading on Ryanair's side. It is not at all that unusual that a party does not enforce a court injunction obtained as this party runs the risk of being liable for damages in case that the injunction is not confirmed by the co...

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 12, 2002 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Schreiner Airways Sabena Operation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

RE: Fate Of Schreiner Airways Sabena Operation?

Are Schreiner operating any scheduled services for other airlines at the moment ? I think they also operated for TTA Trans Travel (or was that a dry-lease) in 1999/2000 ?).

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by vfw614
Tue Feb 12, 2002 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Schreiner Airways Sabena Operation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Fate Of Schreiner Airways Sabena Operation?

What has become of the sizeable fleet of Schreiner Airways DHC8-100/300 and ATR72 that Schreiner operated on behalf of Sabena on regional routes from Brussels ? Schreiner must have about 8 or so aircraft no sitting idle on the ground since Sabena collapsed in October ? Or have the planes - from memo...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 11, 2002 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What All Is That Sole Ariana 727 Doing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1942

RE: What All Is That Sole Ariana 727 Doing?

AFAIK, it is scheduled to fly into DUS (as it has done in the past years occassionally) later this month to bring Afghan children to Germany for medical treatment

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 11, 2002 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Exel Sold?
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

RE: KLM Exel Sold?

<i>How does a KLM-exel buy-out fits into KLM regional operation. Rumours are that KLM is gearing up for a full merger bewteen KLM cityhopper and KLM uk, 30 or so 728 Jets are on the cards for the new KLM feeder.</i> Wouldn't that operation be bit too small - the combined Fokker 50, Fokker 70 and Fok...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 11, 2002 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Exel Sold?
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

RE: KLM Exel Sold?

So is my understanding correct that Fly Metropolis is rumoured to be taking over KLM exel ? And if so, who is the owner of Fly Metropolis and what qualifies a newly-established airline with one one route that was served for three weeks before it was halted to take over KLM exel with a fleet of some ...

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by vfw614
Mon Feb 11, 2002 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: Trains Just As Fast And Cheaper On DC-NYC
Replies: 35
Views: 2864

RE: CNN: Trains Just As Fast And Cheaper On DC-NYC

Some LH domestic routes in Germany will see the axe as soon as the new highspeed link between the Cologne/Dusseldorf area and Frankfurt will become operationable. Time from Cologne city centre to Frankfurt Airport will be 57 minutes by train and Lufthansa is more than happy to axe loss-making feeder...

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