TUNISAIR is now operating from the new Terminal 2 at Casablanca Airport. Ay news from the shining ALG terminal 3?https://www.aero-news.org/2019/05/28/tu ... asablanca/
EGYPTAIR will receive its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner this month.
The SU-GEU registered aircraft undergoes the latest tests in Everett's Boeing workshops. Powered by RR Trent 1000, the aircraft can accommodate up to 309 seats with 30 seats in Business class and 279 seats in Economy class.https://newsaero.info/airlines/egyptair ... ?true=1838
So which routes will see a change/upgauge on MS ?
I don't know which destination are impacted but today the CCO of Tunisair saying that since May they cancels 30% of the flights and recover more than 70% of ponctuality... I think that most canceled flight are multi weekly flight for example going from 4 weekly to 3 or 2... and charter flights but they keep of course Hajj and Umra flights... https://www.webmanagercenter.com/2019/0 ... tiendront/
It's in french but it speak about the relation between government, the Airport Authority and Tunisair... I'm sure that the Airport Authority will own Tunisair in few years...
Hajj and Umra flights are certainly, as one can guess, their bread and butter...
The very interesting part in your article linked is about "the no state interference" in TU management here and after: "Nous avons aussi obtenu ce pourquoi nous luttons depuis presque 20 ans : la gouvernance, notre autonomie de gestion."
Do you really think it will ever happen, let alone Airport Authority owning TU then after?
Maybe when this will occur they will lay off/fire staff (as planned?) to make the group more competitive.
I'm no expert on the topic, but I was in Almaty (Kazakhstan) last week and noticed quite a few advertisements for Egyptian resorts, in particular Sharm El Sheikh (your link mentions an ALA-SSH flight).
As it turns out, there was a huge billboard near the airport car park in Almaty, promoting an SSH resort.
My guess is that Kazakhs from the Almaty area (not sure about other parts of the country) are appealed by vacation to (relatively) cheap all inclusive resorts around the Med. I've met a few of them in the Antalya area, and would not be surprised if Sharm El Sheikh had a similar appeal to them.
Very interesting comments BrusselsSouth
, How was it and where did you go?
I've heard this country is definitely booming with no end and now, a few large citiies with skyscrapers look much more modern than western well established "towns".
Indeed, after checking the Wikipedia page of SSH (Yeah I know about Wikipedia...
), kudos for your accurate observation. It looks like half if not more of the airlines (incl. charters) are from Central Asia/ Eastern Europe (13?) have their landing rights there and even exceed most western European countries hands down.
The Black or Caspian Sea might see a decrease in the tourist numbers. Maybe a visa issue with Persian Gulf?
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