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by [email protected]
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?
Replies: 30
Views: 3450

Re: BFS - A dirty filthy hole?

Luton is way better than people think, with a lot of investment going into making pax experience better. But I am sure it could have the best everything, and still everyone would say it's awful.

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by [email protected]
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 61937

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

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Unfortunately, Mariner has passed away


Very sad. I liked his posts. RIP. :-)
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stl07 wrote:
Since he loved F9 I'll post it here too for those of you that don't read nonav

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1403009
Unfortunately, Mariner has passed away


Very sad. I liked his posts. RIP. :-)

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by [email protected]
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 7286

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Will be interesting to see if Primera ever announces HAM-NYC/BOS.

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by [email protected]
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19845

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Anker Report, 27th August 2018 edition: https://anker-report.com Wow really interesting. I didn't know that page. Thanks. Very interesting to see the shift from Spain/Portugal to Croatia/Greece/Turkey. Mainly flocking back to Turkey after the various atrocities that reduced traffic. In this period ...

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by [email protected]
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19845

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

https://anker-report.com
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SCQ83 wrote:
TK787 wrote:
-According to EATS, Top 5 European holiday destinations by pax number change July18 vs July17:
Bodrum 19.6%
AYT 19.2%
Kefalonia 17.5%
DLM 16%
Mykonos 13%


Where do those figures come from? Thanks.


Anker Report, 27th August 2018 edition: https://anker-report.com

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by [email protected]
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19845

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

What's the likelihood of the new airport being opened on time as planned? Keen to revisit Istanbul again and combine it with Ataturk and the new airport.

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by [email protected]
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 71
Views: 10596

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Noteworthy that TK has up to 2x daily (depending on the day) on NAP-IST.

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by [email protected]
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 5856

Re: Skywork goes bust

The curse of Airliner World strikes again!

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by [email protected]
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7929

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

KLDC10 wrote:
londonistan wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
Such a long trip on a 737 sound like a nightmare.

the fact is that people have come to expect elevated comfort and services on longer flights.


Then people can pay extra for it and get whatever it is they want.

The fact is, Primera, Norwegian, et al, are providing more choice.

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by [email protected]
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year.
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: London Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year.

Based on 521 of Which!'s subscribers answering about LTN between May 2017-May 2018, so 0.003% of LTN's pax in that period. Also before the (on-going) terminal works had progressed. So, not terribly fair, really. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6090137/Luton-Airport-named-worst-...

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by [email protected]
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: Why Easyjet/Ryanair don’t fly to Istanbul?

EZY used to serve SAW

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by [email protected]
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information
Replies: 18
Views: 3079

Re: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information

So long as regularly updated with staff present throughout, it's a considerably better than nothing in an emergency-type situation as no IT.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3

Presumably these have more connecting traffic to/from EK then.

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by [email protected]
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?
Replies: 14
Views: 3122

Re: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?

CrisAA wrote:
Side note, in my 6ish years in Aviation. US based I've never heard the term "nightstop". I've heard RON or terminator. I actually prefer nightstop.


Most people I know in Europe call it night stop.

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by [email protected]
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 22363

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

They'll probably generate stronger returns from their changes, though.

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by [email protected]
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 4486

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

Probably a low risk, short-haul, low frequency holiday-focused route. BA has a number of these from LHR.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 31913

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Funny that plane spotters admonish a global airline CEO as being ineffective and unsuccessful. ;-)

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by [email protected]
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Services to Pakistan from Asia/Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Services to Pakistan from Asia/Australia

joffie wrote:
Their 777 looks good according to some recent videos.


That makes the difference, then. ;-)

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by [email protected]
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG

I'm rather surprised they've picked a plane as big as a 737-700 for this route, must have some seats blocked off since the runway in St. Pierre is rather short so it's weight limited. Why not use the CS-300 for this route? It does have the range and probably performs better from the short runway in...

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by [email protected]
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 6336

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

lhrsfosyd wrote:
Offset by low utilisation.


Yep. But clearly better to be coordinated with its inbound and outbound connections in KEF or it'd be even more costly.

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by [email protected]
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's compare Europe's 5 biggest airline markets
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: Let's compare Europe's 5 biggest airline markets

Ryanair is now Italy's number-one airline.

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by [email protected]
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 6336

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

lhrsfosyd wrote:
Having the aircraft sit for 16hrs in TLV doesn't help. They should do something like KEF-TLV-LTN-TLV-KEF.


Times are all designed for connections in KEF.

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by [email protected]
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the difference between a hub and a focus City
Replies: 13
Views: 4252

Re: What is the difference between a hub and a focus City

Hub = passenger connectivity from hub and spoke.

Base = aircraft and crew are based there.

Wizz has a lot of bases, but no hubs.

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by [email protected]
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 15005

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

NEWSFLASH! BA will redeploy its 744s on an enhanced hourly service from EXT to JFK!

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by [email protected]
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 4316

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

Galwayman wrote:
Slightly off topic .... but I can see FR using Paphos to launch flights into DXB, AUH , DWC, Sharjah etc.


I really can't imagine they'd get bilateral rights for such flights - unless of course, they created Ryanair Cyprus, which is very unlikely.

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by [email protected]
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 15005

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

I used to live in Brisbane and visited my parents in Devon yearly. A one-stop to EXT would have helped. ;-)

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by [email protected]
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 15005

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

I'm Devonian and was born and raised for 18 years 1h north of EXT. I did enjoy your Sunday evening post and I like your imagination, but it'll never happen in a million years - to be polite! :)

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by [email protected]
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines inaugurates 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today on June 23
Replies: 12
Views: 2351

Re: Sichuan Airlines inaugurates 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today on June 23

... with 18.1 million people in its metro area (fast-growing GDP and population) and 17 million in Chongqing's, roughly 2h away by train.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.
Replies: 41
Views: 5309

Re: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.

LTN is £3 for 10 mins and £1 per minute thereafter.

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by [email protected]
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 5036

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

Airports play a vital role in working with airlines to determine viable routes. That is why there are huge events, such as Routes, that focus on this. And obviously many, many, many meetings between the two parties beyond such events. Airports can often provide key data, knowledge, and info to aid a...

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by [email protected]
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 5036

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

LO, LCY and BUD would have all done a lot of analysis on the potential of the route and its likelihood of working. Will it? Who knows. But it's good to wish it well rather than second guess. On a city-pair basis, over 1.5 million flew LON-BUD-LON in 2017, i.e. a PDEW of over 2,000 excluding seasona...

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by [email protected]
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 5036

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

LO, LCY and BUD would have all done a lot of analysis on the potential of the route and its likelihood of working. Will it? Who knows. But it's good to wish it well rather than second guess. On a city-pair basis, over 1.5 million flew LON-BUD-LON in 2017, i.e. a PDEW of over 2,000 excluding seasonal...

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by [email protected]
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI regional being rebranded as Flybmi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1687

Re: BMI regional being rebranded as Flybmi?

Samrnpage wrote:
They have LF factors of less than 55% on average, with EMB145s im surprised they are still around.


57% in 2017. We'd hope they'd offset that with higher yields, as regionalss need to do with high-CASM regional jets, but we don't know.

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by [email protected]
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair leads the way with best margin
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: Ryanair leads the way with best margin

I am sure I read somewhere a few months ago, Pegasus a Turkish Ultra Low Cost Carrier, had lower operating costs and better margins than Ryanair. Not according to their annual reports. Pegasus: non-fuel CASK € cents 2.54 and Ryanair 2.10. We'd also need to consider average sector lengths. Pegasus' ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian AIrlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 210
Views: 41723

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

In terms of Australia, I wonder if Ethiopian could become a competitive contender on the Kangaroo Route. According to Great Circle Mapper, LHR-ADD-SYD, at 11,500mi is only 1,000mi more than the great circle route between LHR and SYD. Why would it want to? Very competitive routes (UK-Australia) and ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there isn't any nonstop service to RSW from Texas on any LCC's?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Why there isn't any nonstop service to RSW from Texas on any LCC's?

Look at PDEW per quarter, look at average fares per quarter in itself and in comparison to MCO/TPA, think of how easy it could be to travel on a local basis RSW-DFW/DAL, think of how much demand could be stimulated through nonstop service and lower fares.... Of course, also consider connection traff...

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by [email protected]
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

I like how SEN has a number of thinner routes to the continent across different operators, including SkyTaxi to Châteauroux.

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by [email protected]
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 11436

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

[email protected] wrote:
They will be fine and are trying very hard to turn things around.

Seems as if that has been the story for the last 10 years![/quote]

Well, let us wish them well and let us hope it is better this time. Clearly they need to be more sustainable going forward.

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by [email protected]
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 11436

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

They will be fine and are trying very hard to turn things around.

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by [email protected]
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 20
Views: 5468

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

xwb777 wrote:
Attention all BOS based spotters! Emirates will be flying a one-off A380 service to BOS on 23JUN18.

Is BOS A380 capable?


They would hardly send it if it wasn't. :)

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by [email protected]
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 5499

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

It will be either for Chinese tour groups (who are shuttled around by ground transport, so it doesn't really matter where they fly into/out of so long as it's central enough) or cargo or both.

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by [email protected]
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 5499

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Thibault973 you need to read around the China political issues rather than common sense western capitalism , These second and third tier routes are about projection of power and influence more rather than profit , however it’s almost certain the cabin will be filled with middle class Chinese touris...

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by [email protected]
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 5499

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Presumably it'll primarily be for charter passengers, who'll use LUX as a pretty central location to visit places in Europe by coach.

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by [email protected]
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3338

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

With this announcement comes 3 additional airports to the FR network beyond SEN:

- BIO
- CLJ
- KSC

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by [email protected]
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3338

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

sevenair wrote:
Despite promising to 'pivot away' from the UK and warning that 'flights may stop', Ryanair have announced a new three aircraft base at London Southend.


This is based on the assumption they get their UK AOC. If they didn't get it their UK operation would more than likely be in jeopardy.

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by [email protected]
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4342

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

The only way to fairly compare fares is to consider average fares (including ancillaries) and their average sector length. These are all obtainable, with a simple calculation, via each airline's annual reports. Based on 2017 and including ancillaries: EZY: GBP£62.90 (about EUR71.70 based on an avera...

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by [email protected]
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4342

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

https://investor.ryanair.com/wp-content ... rpoint.pdf
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Ryanair is in the process of obtaining a UK AOC, which it anticipates attaining by the end of 2018. Source: https://investor.ryanair.com/wp-content ... rpoint.pdf

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by [email protected]
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4342

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

Ryanair plans 200 million passengers in <10 years (from over 130 million now) and over 600 aircraft.

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