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by KFlyer
Sat May 04, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Radar 24 And FlightAware
Replies: 7
Views: 13309

RE: Flight Radar 24 And FlightAware

Flightradar24 takes its data from actual <acronym title="Dallas - Addison (ADS), USA - Texas">ADS</acronym>-B receivers located in various parts of the world. So that if a certain place is not available, that means either the receiver for that area is temporarily turned off or there is no receiver l...

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by KFlyer
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Changing Seat's Size
Replies: 17
Views: 16286

RE: Airbus Changing Seat's Size

This is just a customization option. It has been available for some time, and it is up to the airline to choose. Airline A may have this option on their A320s, while Airline B will only have on say A321s running charters and Airline C may have something different altogether. As far as I know, this i...

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by KFlyer
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Pax Go To "Brace Position" For This Landing?
Replies: 31
Views: 14426

RE: Why Pax Go To "Brace Position" For This Landing?

My friend Gonzalo, I appreciate your hunt for perfection - but the crew had fifty lives in their hands, and it is always better to be safe than sorry. I indeed am no pilot or an engineer, but I assume that a CRJ200 will not have the same capability as a 777 when on single engine. Imagine expecting a...

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by KFlyer
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Airborne Video
Replies: 14
Views: 3931

RE: Air Malta Airborne Video

The risk with building a Africa - Europe connecting hub would be the fact that there (I think) is very little O&D demand between Africa and Malta. This will mean that the routes will have to completely rely on connecting traffic which is of lower yield and victim of other, more powerful competit...

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by KFlyer
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Plans Venture With 1000 Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 11777

RE: Lion Air Plans Venture With 1000 Planes

I feel that Lion is quickly forgetting where PanAm was heading prior to its demise. AirAsia is still keeping the same level of focus and sensibility about its expansion after ten years, however Lion appears to be getting over-ambitious.

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by KFlyer
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malindo Air Takes Off - 22 March 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 6422

RE: Malindo Air Takes Off - 22 March 2013

All is good, and I wish them luck, but the one thing I've been wondering about Malindo is - how are they going to make money? They are planning to, or will have to, offer a product better than <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> at a fare close to <acronym title="Air Asia (Malaysia)">AK<...

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by KFlyer
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia To Launch New Services To Mattala
Replies: 3
Views: 3404

RE: Air Arabia To Launch New Services To Mattala

The city served is Hambantota. The airport is located in a suburb called Mattala. It nevertheless is only a very short drive from Hambantota. IATA code is HRI. Several flights to the airport are already on sale.

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by KFlyer
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Start Services To Clark Airport Daily From Oct
Replies: 44
Views: 17207

Emirates to Start Services To Clark Airport Daily From Oct

Great move. I like it when Full Service Carriers dare to take risks. It is next to impossible to get a slot at MNL currently - hence this comes as no surprise.

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by KFlyer
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Consulting Develops Iraqi Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 3350

RE: LH Consulting Develops Iraqi Airways

Consulting is almost always done independently - and just because they are <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> Consulting should not mean that a partnership with <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> is imminent. Good to see that they are professionally planning a come back...

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by KFlyer
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It Possible? LH Flights Without Safety Movie.
Replies: 35
Views: 10364

RE: Is It Possible? LH Flights Without Safety Movie.

There is no need to have a safety movie I believe, as long as a crew member performs the safety instructions demo. In fact, had there been any such regulation, LCCs would never exist.

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by KFlyer
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair In Black In 2012
Replies: 55
Views: 7470

RE: Finnair In Black In 2012

Well done to Finnair, for they thought differently and found a niche without becoming a me-too. Definitely one of the best European carriers. I hope that the direction will not change, with the CEO's resignation.

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by KFlyer
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Landing In Ottawa Right Now From Toronto?
Replies: 17
Views: 6934

RE: 777 Landing In Ottawa Right Now From Toronto?

Usually FR24 rarely gets the info wrong, as it only picks up ADS-B or FAA data - whereas FlightAware also takes info from schedules. Hence, I presume that this has to be correct.

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by KFlyer
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The Most Profitable Airline Hub Worldwide?
Replies: 23
Views: 11505

RE: What Is The Most Profitable Airline Hub Worldw

If you mean in terms of profitability for a potential airline operating into... I'd say (in no particular order) <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>/<acronym title="T...

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by KFlyer
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Start Dubai - Tokyo Haneda From 03JUN
Replies: 24
Views: 11208

RE: Emirates To Start Dubai - Tokyo Haneda From 03JUN

I presume the 77L is due to the product, which is possibly the closest in <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>'s fleet to the A380 offering. And that choice makes me think that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> is targeting more about the front, t...

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by KFlyer
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair "focus" On China...
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

RE: Finnair "focus" On China...

Simply put, <acronym title="Finnair (Finland)">AY</acronym> is trying to take the 'first mover' advantage. This helps them establish themselves as the go to airline for the Chinese when flying to Europe. Plus it is less risky than flying to a point in US which is over-crowded. In opening up these ma...

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by KFlyer
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK241 DXB-YYZ Major Delay Jan 23?
Replies: 3
Views: 3288

RE: EK241 DXB-YYZ Major Delay Jan 23?

I presume that this was due to bad weather. Almost all flights out of DXB this morning (0500-0800 range) seem to have left with a delay. And this is for all operators.

[Edited 2013-01-23 07:12:51]

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by KFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK Divert To SIN. Inflight Shutdown..
Replies: 25
Views: 23178

RE: Rumour: EK Divert To SIN. Inflight Shutdown..

Not quite sure of this instance, but the EK413 on <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OM...

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by KFlyer
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Program Compared To Lance Armstrong!
Replies: 71
Views: 19381

RE: 787 Program Compared To Lance Armstrong!

Have to agree with mariner. If the 787 is to be rendered 'unsafe', and 'impossible' - that would mean the aircraft technology will never evolve beyond its current state. And by virtue, in a few years time that would push this industry into history as the current technology is not efficient enough to...

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by KFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!
Replies: 268
Views: 63847

RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Had the flag extended to the bottom of the fuselage , it would have looked better...

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by KFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!
Replies: 268
Views: 63847

RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

I guess the livery would look nicer on a real aircraft ...

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by KFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!
Replies: 268
Views: 63847

RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Looks like a redesign done right. Modern and stands out. Surprised to see an airline get it right in recent times. Hope the livery stands up to expectations.

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by KFlyer
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Singapore Airlines And Its Strategy
Replies: 119
Views: 41385

RE: Future Of Singapore Airlines And Its Strategy

Good question... I think it is a bit unclear right now, even to them... On a financial level, Scoot does not seem to be meeting the expectations and it comes as no surprise too. Scoot's model appears somewhat flawed - and <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> has willingly let it overlap ...

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by KFlyer
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Craig Kreeger From AA To Be VS CEO?
Replies: 7
Views: 6031

RE: Craig Kreeger From AA To Be VS CEO?

And now confirmed... <a href="http://news.sky.com/story/1034953/virgin-atlantic-confirms-craig-kreeger-as-ceo" target="_blank">http://news.sky.com/story/1034953/vi...ntic-confirms-craig-kreeger-as-ceo</a> <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> too has issued a press release thanking C...

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by KFlyer
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8; The Performance Gap 763ER & 764?
Replies: 78
Views: 18054

RE: 787-8; The Performance Gap 763ER & 764?

In fact, a narrowbody flying 4000nm+ routes with 200+ pax would tend to be quite inefficient in the narrowbody's bread and butter 500nm-750nm route category. Hence I doubt that either A or B will compromise the latter in order to achieve the former. There are several airlines for whom such a 4000nm/...

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by KFlyer
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Looking At New Routes
Replies: 55
Views: 16768

RE: JAL Looking At New Routes

Certainly not a surprising move given that the presence in these markets will give JAL an advantage over ANA. It may in fact not even be based on the O&D demand, but the potential in connecting to/from North America - which is one of <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym>'s strongest regio...

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by KFlyer
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carriers Who Flew DC10 & L1011 Huge Mistake?
Replies: 81
Views: 20537

Carriers Who Flew DC10 & L1011 Huge Mistake?

Well, three of the list also are some of the most profitable today ( <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym>, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>). Once you have built up a certain scale - flying two types really does not b...

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by KFlyer
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway
Replies: 254
Views: 90167

Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway

Appears to be RedWings RA-64047. WZ has 9 of the type in fleet. RIP to all involved.
P.S: Per Flightradar24, it has been on WZ9268 from Czech Republic.

[Edited 2012-12-29 05:32:18]

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by KFlyer
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery Of One 777-200LR
Replies: 65
Views: 29794

Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery Of One 777-200LR

I would think that they simply received an irresistible discount. Boeing obviously wanted someone to take it up and it was probably not built for EK's standard specs which is the only other airline that would possibly
be interested in it.

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by KFlyer
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Eliminates MAD-MVD, Effective April 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 11049

RE: IB Eliminates MAD-MVD, Effective April 2013

A sensible move IMHO. Full loads are hardly profitable. In fact nowadays, I'm more skeptical about a full service carrier running at 85%+ cabin factor as opposed to one running at 75%. <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> too seem to be going through a similar situation rig...

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by KFlyer
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Re-use Of Reg-numbers In Some Countries?
Replies: 36
Views: 6907

RE: Re-use Of Reg-numbers In Some Countries?

Here in Sri Lanka old registrations are re-used. However, I believe that it is up to the airline to request for the reg. 4R-<acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym> was originally a 707 <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvet...

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by KFlyer
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 A More Popular NB In SEAsia Than 737?
Replies: 37
Views: 3861

RE: A320 A More Popular NB In SEAsia Than 737?

Have to fully agree with Mandala499, there's really very little difference between the two types' performance at average conditions. Which is why seemingly secondary matters such as the financing and support network heavily influence <acronym title="Sterling European Airlines (Denmark)">NB</acronym>...

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by KFlyer
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 A More Popular NB In SEAsia Than 737?
Replies: 37
Views: 3861

RE: A320 A More Popular NB In SEAsia Than 737?

I think two main reasons : Support (more Asian MROs support 320 vs 737 capability, more 320 simulators are available vs 737 ones) and price. Airbus has strategically built a irresistible support network of all sorts for it regionally, over time - though at what cost is possibly an answer nobody knows.

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by KFlyer
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Large Airlines Have Either No A Or B Planes?
Replies: 59
Views: 3100

RE: Which Large Airlines Have Either No A Or B Planes?

Perhaps why not change the thread title to "Which large airlines have either only A or B planes". I feel that it is still a bit misleading.

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by KFlyer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Gulf Carriers In TPE?
Replies: 23
Views: 3091

RE: Why No Gulf Carriers In TPE?

Well, I think the real denominator of what airline can be considered legacy or what not - is there cost and practices. Even if you're an airline that is just one year old, but is run by a team who believe in legacy practices and expect legacy privileges - then yes you're a legacy carrier.

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by KFlyer
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI A330 G-WWBD To Be Parted Out
Replies: 61
Views: 20841

RE: BMI A330 G-WWBD To Be Parted Out

For your information, the crack was in G-WWBM, not this airframe. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/BMI-British-Midland/Airbus-A330-243/1125528/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/BMI-British-Midland/Airbus-A330-243/1125528/M/"...

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by KFlyer
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Resumption Of Beirut-USA Flights
Replies: 38
Views: 6204

RE: Possible Resumption Of Beirut-USA Flights

I think Behramjee's data source is MIDT, which is the most used airline market data system worldwide. I'm quite certain that the data are correct (airlines sometimes do operate flights between similar sized markets provided the transit feed is strong enough) - and as has been said earlier, the lack ...

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by KFlyer
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good 3rd Quarter For AF/KL And LH
Replies: 9
Views: 3539

Good 3rd Quarter For AF/KL And LH

AF-KL did lose over $1B for the nine months ending 30 Sep. However they had a <acronym title="Zambian Airways">Q3</acronym> better than last year. So things are slightly improving, but definitely not satisfactory yet. If I'm not mistaken, <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>-KL only had an EBITD...

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by KFlyer
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fate Of Bmi A330's?
Replies: 21
Views: 10811

RE: The Fate Of Bmi A330's?

Well had it been G-WWBM due for scrapping, that would have been less of a surprise with its cracked undercarriage incident...

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by KFlyer
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internet Airfare Prices Based On IP Addresses?
Replies: 46
Views: 16942

RE: Internet Airfare Prices Based On IP Addresses?

There may be some airlines do this, but as far as I am aware it is not the majority. The IP based redirection is used to direct the visitor to the country specific site which is mainly to orientate the suitable promos/deals. (No point promoting a <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy Internatio...

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by KFlyer
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Pacific’s(Fiji Airways) New A330′s
Replies: 51
Views: 21326

RE: Air Pacific’s(Fiji Airways) New A330′s

Looks neat IMHO. Though I'm not sure if it is a good idea for the winglelts to be black from a ground ops perspective.

[Edited 2012-10-10 06:12:18]

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by KFlyer
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta New Image And Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 11188

RE: Air Malta New Image And Livery

Looks a bit like VX. But the Air Malta management team has done some very good work in the past few days. I'm sure there was some sound rationale behind this redesign too.

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by KFlyer
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Confident Of Aer Lingus Approval
Replies: 49
Views: 11276

RE: Ryanair Confident Of Aer Lingus Approval

Why is everyone seeing <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> as unstable? If you look at their recent financial figures, they are one of the most stable FSCs in Europe. In fact, I would say the most stable single airline after <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. True, they ar...

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by KFlyer
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP - New Owners?
Replies: 48
Views: 14331

TAP - New Owners?

I guess the China based investor could be HNA...

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by KFlyer
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Does It Again, Pax No. Up 20%
Replies: 20
Views: 5371

RE: TK Does It Again, Pax No. Up 20%

Getting pax no.s up is easy. But what percentage of that is reflected in revenue? The latter is what is really important.

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by KFlyer
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Vs EK: Who Will Win?
Replies: 36
Views: 13978

RE: LH Vs EK: Who Will Win?

Something seems wrong with the last image. <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> CASK (or seat miles if you prefer) is not so low nor is <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> so high. Nor is there a so high difference between the yields. IIRC, <acronym title="Emir...

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by KFlyer
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Interested In JAT - BEG Europe Hub
Replies: 14
Views: 4915

RE: Air Asia Interested In JAT - BEG Europe Hub

I seriously doubt this story's authenticity. I would be very surprised if Tony or Azran ever okayed an idea like this. At most, they want to stay out of Europe for now.

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by KFlyer
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET CEO : Addis Ababa Could Be A Hub Like DXB
Replies: 38
Views: 9406

RE: ET CEO : Addis Ababa Could Be A Hub Like DXB

With regards to <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym>, interesting routing. <acronym title="Addis Ababa - Bole International (ADD / HAAB), Ethiopia">ADD</acronym>-LFW on <acronym title="Lina Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)">GC</acronym> distance ...

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by KFlyer
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ceiba 777-200LR With Portuguese Reg
Replies: 7
Views: 4479

RE: Ceiba 777-200LR With Portuguese Reg

White is a well known ACMI charterer. Is this the first 77L in the world available on ACMI?

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by KFlyer
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET CEO : Addis Ababa Could Be A Hub Like DXB
Replies: 38
Views: 9406

RE: ET CEO : Addis Ababa Could Be A Hub Like DXB

incitatus, +1
True, the world does not need another such hub, but if ET tries hard they can have their share. In fact, even at present, they seem to be having a better connectivity share than KQ.

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by KFlyer
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are We On The Cusp Of An Aviation Bubble?
Replies: 30
Views: 13732

RE: Are We On The Cusp Of An Aviation Bubble?

There is a partial bubble, yes, but when it bursts the impact will not be as bad as you think. As for Lion Air, like Tom has said, there is a huge growth that you will almost not believe if you have not seen it. And forget not, that a part of these orders may be intended for replacement rather than ...

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