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by IndianicWorld
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 52023

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020

If I recall, EY was underperforming at BNE in the 6-9 months prior to the pandemic hitting its height, so not really a surprise considering EY were also undergoing their own bankruptcy restructuring to fix up Hogan's mess. On the other hand, it would also strengthen QR's case to serve BNE on a full...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 52023

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020

If I recall, EY was underperforming at BNE in the 6-9 months prior to the pandemic hitting its height, so not really a surprise considering EY were also undergoing their own bankruptcy restructuring to fix up Hogan's mess. On the other hand, it would also strengthen QR's case to serve BNE on a full...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 52023

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020

Does anyone think much will change in terms of flights being offered to NZ after October 16 or will airlines wait until there is two way travel? I doubt there will be a big uplift in demand. Tourism is still not likely to be a big boost given the quarantine requirements on the return to NZ, and wit...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 52023

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020

Flight Centre closing another 90 stores in Australia. Not a suprise when some of the larger malls here have 2 Flight Centre outlets, and sometimes more, when you take their other brands into account. Have also heard that store management staff have been told to reapply for their jobs.... https://ww...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Rex have started advertising for Flight Attendants in MEL/BNE/SYD. Likewise Altara have started recruiting for National Jet in MEL... is that for the 717's? Would certainly align with the QF 717 Base announcement. As for Rex, I really want to see this venture succeed but with the economic climate, ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

qf2048 wrote:
Talking of Link Airways, They have announced on their Facebook page they are commencing 4 times per week service between CBR and Hobart.


Now that’s unexpected.

Let’s hope it works out for them.

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

So many people who've never had a union go into bat for them, you have no idea how valuable they can be. Most of you will also be shocked to learn that the vast majority of unions work with the employer to get a fair deal for both sides. But of course you never hear of that work, as governments and...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 47783

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Duplicate post

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 47783

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Oman Air drops Manchester https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293611/oman-air-closes-manchester-reservations-from-late-oct-2020/ Not great news for MAN but overall just one of many routes across the globe that will likely take quite some time to come back online. Until there is some c...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

That's broadly in line with Qantas' "best case" scenario. I don't see domestic borders fully opening before March (the WA election) and don't think there will be much political appetite to open international borders before domestic. Once all states are back to a position of low/no cases, ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Air New Zealand boss says no trans-Tasman flights until March "Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran says quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand is unlikely to resume for at least another six months, bursting hopes of a proposed "trans-Tasman bubble" opening be...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

I think the first bid will be from the current property owner in terms of a reduced rental charge to QF...... Pretty much, moving to Western Sydney or interstate is just posturing IMHO to renegotiate their current lease. The current building owner will probably see it as precisely that, but would p...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

I do find it interesting that they kept the A320’s at VARA The alternative would be to break lucrative FIFO contracts with the likes of Rio Tinto, FMG & BHP as they do not have enough F100s to complete charter obligations (on some days a week VARA doesn't have enough aircraft period as it stand...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 281
Views: 29991

Re: Starlux Leasing 8 A330neos, Considering More A321neos and A350s

Certainly does make one scratch their head at first working out how they are doing this, but good luck to them. I honestly struggle to see how Taiwan will support 3 carriers with long haul operations even in good times, as it is a limited market, but the levels of confidence to keep adding to their ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 144883

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Given that countries will continue to ride the COVID rollercoaster for a while to come yet, it must be a nightmare working in any decision making role at an airline currently. Wizz were very aggressive in their plans, taking the risk that things would improve and restrictions would continue to be li...

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by IndianicWorld
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

ATRs, Airbus A330 and the Boeing 777 has now been removed from Virgin Australia's website under Fleet details. This leaves only the 737-700 and 737-800s for mainline. In addition, VARA's Fokker 100 and Airbus A320s are still listed in the active fleet on VA's website (assumably still operating unde...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13922

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Once companies start to lose clients because they invited their customer to a Zoom call, and their competitor took them to dinner, you'll see travel come back. People are social creatures. Keep your heads up. People are adapting, but yes there will be a mix of different strategies to some point. Wh...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

^^ Agree. Even many businesses outside of Victoria are still operating on reduced hours, so it certainly is a wide reaching effect. with all the pent up demand for international travel & no Virgin medium or long haul, surely there's now room for someone to move into that space, even on a seasona...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13922

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

What we don't know is how virtual will impact future travel. I'm already hearing from consultant colleagues that clients are "pressuring" their firms to do more with video. Most firms have a travel plus margin built in or charge for consultant travel time so travel is part of their income...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53588

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

with all the pent up demand for international travel & no Virgin medium or long haul, surely there's now room for someone to move into that space, even on a seasonal basis. Admitably, yields might not be that high, but plenty of cabin crew around & plenty of cheap aircraft to lease. Routes ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

QF certainly aren’t wasting a crisis here. Asset write downs and outsourcing that will certainly increase the prospects of better P&L viewing in coming years. Sad to see the way that this pandemic has ripped life apart, but the reality is that many of these decisions were likely coming already. ...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

It could be a long time before international returns. This action basically confirms the international business is going into hibernation indefinitely. Pretty much, if any internal flying does happen it will likely be only very small scale. Until a vaccine comes along that is safe and effective, it...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

With business and leisure demand in the golden triangle a very important part of any airlines profit drivers, the focus on the SYD/MEL/BNE markets will continue for a long time. The problem is that now is not the time to be trying to jump into that - or indeed any - new market. NSW is closed to VIC...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

On Adelaide They would be better off with Adelaide over Melbourne as the have many more feeder flights at Adelaide Linking their hubs would be a smart way of guaranteeing a base load of passengers ADL MEL SYD BNE all stops could be a way also to cover all if pax don't mind a stop or 2 to get from A...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Not quite. An hourly service for MEL-SYD-MEL requires 4 aircraft and even then the tight turns mean the risk of knock-on delays will result in a terrible OTP performance problem. The same applies for SYD-BNE-SYD. A MEL-BNE-MEL service every 3 hours would require 2 aircraft. That is all 10 aircraft ...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2233
Views: 299287

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The problem I see is that people are being encouraged to be tested. With more testing comes more positive numbers albeit many don't even know they have the virus. Higher numbers means more lockdowns, quarantines and travel restriction. Good luck getting the panic porn media to point out that while ...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 25515

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

Kāpiti Coast Airport could be closed, as owner says they're 'reviewing all options' Kāpiti Coast Airport faces possible closure with its owners “reviewing all options”, and word leaking out that it could shut by next month. National Party candidate for the Ōtaki electorate Tim Costley said he under...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2233
Views: 299287

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

My wife’s company permanently eliminated two thirds of their business travel back mid May but they dispatched the essentials a couple weeks ago. Mostly engineer/tech types with only a couple sales execs. They are only flying DL because the adjoining business class seat is empty but they made them a...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Re: REX, not a bad idea to try and work on getting very favourable terms at a time like this. Terminal access should also be an easier task with everything going on, so if it does press play on this venture, at least it has the ability to position itself in a stronger cost and product position in th...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

What is it with people looking to start new airlines. We all know the famous line about the fastest way to be a millionaire... start as a billionaire and then start an airline. The economic climate over the next few years will be brutal, which will effect everything from business to leisure demand. ...

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by IndianicWorld
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots
Replies: 13
Views: 3733

Re: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots

If it’s not freight, sorry but they have gone mad.

As a freight venture it’s still a bold move but possible.

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1007
Views: 144883

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread

Given how unpredictable the situation is, it’s hard to work out how carriers have any way of sustaining any aggressive restart of their ops. Each day brings new headaches. In the case of Wizzair, their approach was likely based on trying to exploit increased confidence in the situation, but it doesn...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 55934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I feel for all the Melbourne based airline crew, the near-term future for them must not be looking great. Assuming they will all be stood down again, after finally starting to get back into the skies. With the current Victoria issues must be having an decent impact on the restart of domestic travel...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 57138

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Why do some keep saying this is a bad flu. I think it’s fairly clear that the more this goes on, the more is learnt that makes it far more dangerous than that, with longer lasting damage to organs even with those that have survived. Once again, trying to suggest things will get back to normal becaus...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 57138

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Things may appear to growing, but the point that some overlook is that the only true way to create a sustainable return to normality is through stopping the spread of the virus. Doing that will create confidence to return to a more solid platform to boost business demand, get people back to work and...

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 57549

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

VH-EBL has landed in BNE at this time. Flight QF6121, Inbound from storage at AVV. First QF 332 movement I’ve seen in months. Over the next few weeks you’ll see a number of the AVV stored A330’s ferried to SYD, MEL & BNE. I heard it through the grapevine AVV conditions are terrible for short to...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 57138

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

[twoid][/twoid] September rolls around we are going to be dead as a doornail. No idea what will ultimately happen, but I don't know that leisure travel this year is really going to follow the typical cycle of leisure travel in normal times. Many have put off summer travel, are working remotely, and ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 197455

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

If Breeze can find a Midwestern city that can provide opportunities to kick start the operation that would be great to see. The major legacy hubs are largely already covered, So it would be unlikely they would target those as key bases, as it goes against their original stated plan. There are bound ...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base
Replies: 45
Views: 7964

Re: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces first destinations from AUH base

It’s very hard to work out the decisions being taken currently in Abu Dhabi. Etihad has been struggling, looking to find its ideal operating position again after a few years of pain. They start a JV with Air Arabia and set a course to hopefully assist broaden its reach. In comes this Wizz Air subsid...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6841

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

I just ran some quick numbers for the first few days of Transats operations resuming to figure out some load factors. This only includes Europe and South flights from July 23 to August 1st. There are a total of 65 flights being operated over these 9 days. Average for all 65 flights operated: YUL Av...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo's Embraer E-Jets Fleet - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 23158

Re: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service

Seems that the mantra of keeping a simplified fleet is going out the door. Was once a cornerstone of starting a carrier, but in this carriers case it has been a hard airline to read but good luck to them.

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 369
Views: 46482

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Hardly a surprise as it can try and take advantage of market opportunities at LAX once COVID moves on, but LGB seemed to be putting up numerous barriers along the way to grow. I do see LGB as a good opportunity for Breeze, but the reality is that it’s still very unknown what they want to target. Wha...

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by IndianicWorld
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20970

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

As has been experienced in Australia, hotel quarantine is risky, especially with higher volumes and the potential for mistakes or issues of non-compliance to be found to occur. Given the time many have had to return home, the volumes traveling should not be as high as they are. Govt’s have the right...

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by IndianicWorld
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 30026

Re: QR DOH-YYZ eff. July 4, 2020

It sounds similar to the situation in Australia, where QR were given permission to operate BNE flights over certain periods of this COVID situation. It has obviously made strong moves to capture opportunities, likely in step with a diplomatic play to try and gain favour in the eyes of decision makers.

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by IndianicWorld
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 70933

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

REX sets March 1 2021 for start of flights on the BNE-SYD-MEL 'golden triangle' using a fleet of 5-10 narrowbody jets https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/rex-flights-sydney-melbourne-brisbane Maybe they are planning to pickup the remains of TT and there a320 leases at an bargain price? Seems li...

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by IndianicWorld
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 120350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 341
Views: 95154

Re: Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines could merge

That would be a very messy merger to put in place. So many hands in the pie to consider.

The concept likely works, as there really is no need for both carriers in most cases, but it will be a very painful process for many.

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15630

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

I think many are overstating the longer term impact of COVID-19. I tend to recall many saying similar things about significant past events (2001 esoecially) and although demand was hugely effected for a few years, it rebounded to record levels not that long after. The landscape will change, as carri...

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report
Replies: 19
Views: 4978

Re: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report

It seems more and more that such a move would be like SU of years past. There were so many carriers in Russia at one point but that seems to have found a natural path of consolidation over time.

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by IndianicWorld
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 120350

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I tend to think many have short memories really about DJ/VA. Back when it made the decision to move to its VA full service model, it was lauded as a great idea as the hybrid space that DJ had seemed to gravitate to was seen as a confusing brand position. There were numerous comments at the time sugg...

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