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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 9263

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

Little to argue about, really, as a number of them make sense. Those arguing otherwise - "usual BS from Skytrax" - are probably used to Little Rock Airport. No. Actually not. With all respect, there is no way Seoul should be #2 and London and Frankfurt shouldn't even be on the list. I sai...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6632

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

Which foreign airlines are in Top5 in Israel which has an impact on LY? Hard to say for certain. But on a related note, the top-5 foreign airlines at TLV - not all routes compete directly or indirectly with LY - are: Turkish, 59,000 seats this month, with lots of connecting traffic through IST (abo...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 9263

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

To be fair, the article also says: "A Skytrax statement says that since the ASA ruling the company has subsequently been: ‘permitted to maintain full use of the established, key terminology such as ‘official Skytrax 5-Star Airline” and related Official Skytrax Star Rating levels for all Airlin...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 9263

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

Little to argue about, really, as a number of them make sense. Those arguing otherwise - "usual BS from Skytrax" - are probably used to Little Rock Airport. I have been thru all of them except Chubu, and I still think it is SkyTrax BS. Sure some of them make sense, but even then there are...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 9263

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

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While it doesn't provide details of any weightings, etc., etc., here is what they look at:

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 9263

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

Little to argue about, really, as a number of them make sense. Those arguing otherwise - "usual BS from Skytrax" - are probably used to Little Rock Airport.

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6888

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

Wizz is adding frequency on their Ukraine-EU routes so it will be a tough market for FR. If those 15 routes happen, I think Wizz and Ryanair will compete - on a city-pair basis - on 9 of them. Purely in terms of overall inbound tourism, 1.4m tourists from Poland and Germany visited Ukraine for tour...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6632

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

Wizz, Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet, Pegasus, Transavia, Vueling, Blue Air, Wow, etc., have a 19% share of TLV's seats this month. Wizz is #1 with nearly 55,000 seats this month across 17 routes. easyJet is #2 with nearly 48,000 seats across 13 routes. Very interesting data. Could you please share so...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6632

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

Wizz, Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet, Pegasus, Transavia, Vueling, Blue Air, Wow, etc., have a 19% share of TLV's seats this month. Wizz is #1 with nearly 55,000 seats this month across 17 routes. easyJet is #2 with nearly 48,000 seats across 13 routes.

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6888

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

mic501 wrote:

Fair enough, will more routes be announced or it this the complete list?


Almost certainly will in time. It'll be good to see what materialises.

KBP-VNO is not obvious


Wizz also flies IEV-VNO.

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6888

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

1. where is this information coming from about the routings? 2. wouldn't they fly to London Stansted or Dublin (their bases) or to other hubs in the UK such as Manchester which was previously proposed last summer from Kyiv. unless their are more routes being announced soon, which i hope they will. ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 19533

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

[ Anything that is “owned” by NOrwegian is held as collateral in some type of debt. . You don't say! That is very obvious and the case for most airlines. You're amusing. On the one hand you moan they lease 'everything', which clearly they don't. By a long stretch. On the other hand, you moan they d...

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 19533

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

At the end of its FY2017, 46% of Norwegian's fleet of 144 aircraft were owned: 53 738s, 6 MAX 8s, and 7 788s/789s. By the end of FY2019, it expects that its owned aircraft will comprise 58% of its anticipated fleet of 193: 53 738s, 34 MAX 8s, 17 788s/789s, and 8 321neos. 'Owned' does not mean they ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 19533

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

At the end of its FY2017, 46% of Norwegian's fleet of 144 aircraft were owned: 53 738s, 6 MAX 8s, and 7 788s/789s. By the end of FY2019, it expects that its owned aircraft will comprise 58% of its anticipated fleet of 193: 53 738s, 34 MAX 8s, 17 788s/789s, and 8 321neos. But let's remember: US jobs ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 19533

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

sevenair wrote:

Bravo guys. Bravo.


I agree. Sad, immature, and pathetic.

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by [email protected]
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 19533

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

I wonder what the sentiment is within DY? Is there concern? My impression is that they act as though everything is on track and that it's just a matter of reaching critical mass. They all took those jobs trying to put the established carriers out of business. Now many will be looking for jobs with ...

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by [email protected]
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH increases 2017 profit by 70%
Replies: 14
Views: 3965

Re: LH increases 2017 profit by 70%

Ryanair... rather small and only serves small, secondary airports. Presumably you mean in Germany, given Ryanair now has 430 738s. In fact, Ryanair has grown significantly in Germany of late. Of primary airports, it now serves: FRA (a fast-growing base with 10 738s this summer) MUC HAM STR CGN And ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AOC / Transatlantic flights / Crews bases
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: Norwegian AOC / Transatlantic flights / Crews bases

The usual union managers will be in very shortly to give their usual anti-Norwegian diatribe. ;-)

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by [email protected]
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6889

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

Given the congestion at the airport, this new bank is key to ET's growth+expansion. There is still room to make the banks operate a little tighter, with less connection times at ADD, where developing this new bank gives them room for increased frequency. Yep, this will absolutely become more and mo...

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by [email protected]
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6889

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

Good description. But you forgot the third wave in the afternoon. I didn't forget. I omitted it on purpose to avoid any confusion and to focus on by far its biggest waves. At present, its afternoon wave is small and mainly focused on Etihopia and a few regional destinations. Very few non-African ci...

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by [email protected]
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6889

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

These timings, for MAD and GVA, fit properly into their network that is timed for connections. Wave 1 The arrivals bank in wave 1 is mainly 0600-0800, with the departures bank primarily 0800-1100. Wave 1 is therefore roughly 5 hours in duration. The arrivals bank in wave 1, 0600-0800, involves arriv...

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by [email protected]
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in PEK
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: BA in PEK

Other than Air China only one long haul scheduled route is operated by either of the big three out of Beijing and that’s China Southern to Amsterdam and that’s an historical aberration because their license is actually Guangzhou- Beijing- Amsterdam with the Beijing stop added due to performance iss...

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by [email protected]
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3692

Re: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?

Very quick to get around - between key places - overland due to motorways. The two largest cities, Dublin and Cork, for example, are about 3h apart - by coach. It is very, very easy to get around by car, coach, train, or tour. It is partly for the increased speed that some Irish regional airports st...

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by [email protected]
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly

I know it’s likely to be slot shuffling between airlines, but for an airport claiming to be full, it’s got quite a bit of route expansion this year. New Cobalt to Larnaca, Hainan to Changsha, extra Ethiopian, extra Jet Airways, new China Southern route, extra JAL, new United route to Denver, new BA...

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07
Replies: 58
Views: 8217

Re: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07

Nashville to Richmond seems random. Is there that much traffic between those two cities? Average of 53 PDEW in 2016 with a pretty expensive one-way fare of around $250 despite only being 527 miles. Undoubtedly this could be stimulated to 100+. If BNA-RIC did get PDEW of, say, 100, and Allegiant had...

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 15211

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

Seems a pretty obvious development. Hopefully they'll also serve St John's and Halifax at some point.

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07
Replies: 58
Views: 8217

Re: Allegiant New Route Announcement 03/07

OAK-MEM? Why? That's where the darts landed! :spin: Seems an obvious route and one that could easily be meaningfully stimulated. MEM-SFO/OAK-MEM has no non-stop service and PDEW of around 103* and an average one-way fare of about $297*. With a non-stop service and price competition, I bet the PDEW ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 9833

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

What a surprise UA hasn't said anything. Nothing like hypocrisy! And hypocrisy on a city-pair - Houston-Panama City - that typically has very high return fares - often $900+ return when I look - for local traffic*.

* As local fares to/from a hub tend to have.

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by [email protected]
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 7543

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Could it be a way to kill any chances of Norwegian further expanding from the UK to the US? Why would you, as a consumer, want higher fares? Not only does Norwegian itself offer lower fares (in return for a simplified product), but it also forces full-service operators to lower (at least some) pric...

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by [email protected]
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 7543

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Could it be a way to kill any chances of Norwegian further expanding from the UK to the US? Why would you, as a consumer, want higher fares? Not only does Norwegian itself offer lower fares (in return for a simplified product), but it also forces full-service operators to lower (at least some) pric...

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by [email protected]
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 7543

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

Egerton wrote:
I wonder if you are aware that the FT is a high priest on the Remain side of the Brexit debate. The voters decided to Leave


You can tell which are the clever people. ;-)

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by [email protected]
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 20033

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Norwegian is a highly seasonal operator achieving much higher RASKs - and LFs - in peak summer. For example: RASK ASK RPK LF Dec-16 0.31 4854 4107 83.3 Jan-17 0.27 4934 4096 81.7 Feb-17 0.28 4561 3936 85.6 Mar-17 0.28 5154 4336 87.9 Apr-17 0.36 5356 4640 84.5 May-17 0.32 5801 5015 88.3 Jun-17 0.39 6...

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by [email protected]
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK A330 ops into ARN
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

Re: TK A330 ops into ARN

A good number of European cities see TK 330s on a regular/scheduled basis, including those in the routesonline but also MUC, FRA, DUS, BCN, CDG, etc, etc, etc., sometimes 2x daily depending on the city. More interestingly, perhaps, Kiev often has 2 daily 333s and ATH also often sees a couple of 333s...

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by [email protected]
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 20977

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

I think very few will travel to Dublin on Ryanair to self-connect to Norwegian flights. By the time you add the Ryanair flights plus the added time plus the inconvenience plus the added likelihood of things going wrong plus any baggage charges, etc., there's little point even for very price-conscio...

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by [email protected]
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 20977

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Norwegian ends service to Hartford from Edinburgh in March. Norwegian said its the high UK's passenger taxes. I mean, does anyone really believe this? Like they didn't know this when they were in the planning stages for this route? True, but route planning isn't their strongest side. I think they u...

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by [email protected]
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 12359

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

The last time the UK (I cannot speak for Ireland) got 7" or more of snow on the ground (excluding build ups) was a couple decades ago. The UK is a country of moderate weather: it's rarely too hot or too cold; it's rarely too wet or too dry; it's rarely too good or too bad. It's moderate. So whi...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 44561

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Can’t vompare to Ryanair’s short hops in Europe. Operating a flight from BRU to HKG is extremely costly. A start up can not afford operating a route like that with a load factor of 10-20%. Burns millions very fast and they will fold.. I really hope they know what they are doing. Of course you can c...

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by [email protected]
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 44561

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

However I would like to see this succeed, Ifear it will end before it really takes off. I have no detailed info nor insight in their start-up, but I just have a bad feeling about it. No feed, no interline, no nothing, just aiming O&D... Seems like a recipe for folding sooner than later... If th...

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by [email protected]
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 12359

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

I’m on Tonight’s DUS DUB, which is cancelled. Nothing from EI at all. The agent in DUS told me that EI is a mess today, and don’t expect anything from them as they can’t cope with the cancellations. The EI letter they handed me in DUS is in breach of the EU legislation as didn’t tell me my rights, ...

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by [email protected]
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 12328

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

OA260 wrote:
[email protected] wrote:
Lots of snow here in East Anglia. I went out with a ruler and most flat areas was 7".


Thats about average.


:rotfl:

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by [email protected]
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 12328

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

Lots of snow here in East Anglia. I went out with a ruler and most flat areas was 7".

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by [email protected]
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 12359

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

Funny that a country is unable to deal with such a minor weather issue instead they issue dramatic appeals as if there was a natrual disaster. I guess that irishtimes must be showing some manipulated photos because clearly there is no 14 or 25cm on video / photos in article below. https://www.irish...

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by [email protected]
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair closing 3 bases
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Re: Ryanair closing 3 bases

In terms of Wizz:

Prague closing
Kosice closing
Lublin closing

All 1 aircraft bases for W6.

Like with FR, much better to redeploy aircraft and crew to where they can be more profitably deployed. And 1 aircraft bases are clearly also far less effective scale-wise.

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by [email protected]
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 8068

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

Clearly FR has a better deal at EDI and will grow its scale there. That it'll retain 3 routes at GLA - including the core DUB - suggests that these perform well. DUB was moved from PIK and STN is once again dropped, used to be massive for them out of PIK. Rostov and Krakow are not what one would ca...

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by [email protected]
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 8068

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

Clearly FR has a better deal at EDI and will grow its scale there. That it'll retain 3 routes at GLA - including the core DUB - suggests that these perform well.

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by [email protected]
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair announces flights from Dusseldorf and Berlin Tegel
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: Ryanair announces flights from Dusseldorf and Berlin Tegel

Two more primary airports it'll serve in Germany, alongside Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Munich.

Its service at DUS and TXL will - for now - be very limited. And it'll continue to serve NRN, CGN, and DTM in that hugely densly populated area of Europe, and SXF for Berlin.

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by [email protected]
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: Aeroflot

Never had a problem connecting at SVO. Have flown SU a few times in the distant past (313 and IL9 in Y) and more recently in J (77W). I'd happily fly them.

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by [email protected]
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 12328

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

michman wrote:
I see an "amber" warning for snow in London, and a "yellow" warning for Manchester. You folks sure have strange snow over there in the UK. Here in the US, all our snow is just plain white.


That was surprisingly good humour for an American. ;-)

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by [email protected]
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 4341

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

SANFan wrote:
SAN might stand a remote chance but the traffic in the market is kind of iffy, around 60-70 PDEW -- right on the verge of being viable on the EMJ.


Don't forget traffic will be stimulated by a non-stop service and of course even more so depending on whether the fares are lower than 1-stop options.

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