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Re: CARES: DOT Will Allow Airlines to Drop 5% of Stations

Tue May 12, 2020 10:59 pm

TomJoel wrote:
I can see a lot of markets served by Envoy getting the axe first, especially ones out in West Texas and Southwestern New Mexico. Markets such as ABI, MAF, ROW, SJT, and SPS probably completely lose service. Also, I could see airports closer to DFW such as ACT, TYR and GGG being good candidates to axe as well.


These likely are not the markets you would see get cut, particularly since one of the restrictions is that an airport may not lose all of its service.

ABI, MAF and ROW are in a separate category than the rest of the smaller markets you list. For one, they are larger markets. MAF and ROW are also both served from PHX so I doubt they are markets you are going to see be cut as markets enjoying service from two or more hubs does show what the market is more capable of. ABI is a major MX base so good luck with cutting that out. All of your markets listed are also not a particularly high-cost airport in terms of service due to the multiple flights per day and the short stage length. You are more likely to see the seasonal markets (think JAC, ASE, etc.) dropped where the premium demand isn't there and other hubs for competitors serve them better and also the long and thin markets.

This allowance benefits the smaller carriers far more than the US3 because it allows them to cut their long and thin markets where keeping the service does not justify the cost.
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Re: CARES: DOT Will Allow Airlines to Drop 5% of Stations

Tue May 12, 2020 11:00 pm

TomJoel wrote:
I can see a lot of markets served by Envoy getting the axe first, especially ones out in West Texas and Southwestern New Mexico. Markets such as ABI, MAF, ROW, SJT, and SPS probably completely lose service. Also, I could see airports closer to DFW such as ACT, TYR and GGG being good candidates to axe as well.


These likely are not the markets you would see get cut, particularly since one of the restrictions is that an airport may not lose all of its service.

ABI, MAF and ROW are in a separate category than the rest of the smaller markets you list. For one, they are larger markets. MAF and ROW are also both served from PHX so I doubt they are markets you are going to see be cut as markets enjoying service from two or more hubs does show what the market is more capable of. ABI is a major MX base so good luck with cutting that out. All of your markets listed are also not a particularly high-cost airport in terms of service due to the multiple flights per day and the short stage length. You are more likely to see the seasonal markets (think JAC, ASE, etc.) dropped where the premium demand isn't there and other hubs for competitors serve them better and also the long and thin markets.

This allowance benefits the smaller carriers far more than the US3 because it allows them to cut their long and thin markets where keeping the service does not justify the cost.
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 1:39 am

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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 7:12 am

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Surprised by the number of KLM flights.

KLM announced on 4 May that it would gradually add flights to its reduced European network. From that day KLM offers one daily flight to the following extra destinations: Barcelona, Budapest, Helsinki, Madrid, Milan, Prague, Rome and Warsaw. The flights are operated by Embraer jets from KLM Cityhopper.

KLM states that the total number of planned flights in May will be 15 percent compared to the pre coronavirus period. Every now and then I see a KLM aircraft flying overhead. I live around 80 miles from the airport as the crow flies. It's good to see the Flying Dutchman back in the air, especially the Boeing 747.

Let's hope this still appalling low percentage of flight goes further up in the coming months and that we all can start travelling again. So far I have had to cancel 16 flights, with 8 more on the way. Yesterday I was supposed to fly from Europe to the United States. For today I had planned a visit to Washington DC.
 
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Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 7:34 am

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KlimaBXsst wrote:
United Kingdom have 14 day quarantines in place for those entering.

Supposedly Boris Johnson is supposed to announce this policy tonight and it will start in June. For me personally, it sounds like a nightmare. Following the summer break I'm supposed to return to the UK for the second term of my medical education. Now what? I'm going to be forced to axe the end of my summer and show up two weeks before classes start just to sit in my dorm room? And how am I supposed to survive for those two weeks if I'm not allowed to go to the store to buy food and other essentials?


You're not the only one being affected by this nightmare, millions of people are...

How do other people survive quarantine? By getting food and essentials delivered...
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 7:46 am

New prediction from Frankfurt Airport

https://www.aero.de/news-35357/Fraport- ... recke.html (sorry in German)

He expect 2023 to be a new baseline year for traffic after Corona and expects traffic to be 15-20% less than in 2019. Return to 2019 levels can take a long time.

2022 could be 80% of the predicted 2023 traffic in a best case
2021 could be 50% of the predicted 2023 in a best case
2020 35% of the 2023 traffic prediction would be a huge success

So to put in perspective: the numbers in direct comparison to 2019

2023: ~80% of 2019 traffic
2022: ~65% of 2019 traffic
2021: ~40% of 2019 traffic
2020: ~25% of 2019 traffic
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 8:39 am

I’ve noticed quite a few Sri Lankan Airlines flights between Colombo and Johannesburg. What are these for?
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 10:56 pm

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I’ve noticed quite a few Sri Lankan Airlines flights between Colombo and Johannesburg. What are these for?


I just noticed the same thing, 10 hours later. 2 flights are on their way back to Colombo and 1 flight is on its way to JNB.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ALK1708/247ec2c2

https://www.flightradar24.com/ALK1208/247eccaa

https://www.flightradar24.com/ALK1707/247ebb49

It has to be cargo, repatriation flights would have happened long ago, I would think
 
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Amsterdam Schiphol Passenger Traffic Down 98% for April

Fri May 15, 2020 12:11 am

127,000 vs. 6.1 million in April of last year.
Total aircraft movements down 90%.

Wow....

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/amst ... l-2020-98/
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Fri May 15, 2020 2:50 pm

Vietnamese gov' is setting up a new wave of repatriation flights, carrying more Vietnameses home:
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We saw V-carriers operate flights to un-served places such as Angola and Kuwait (served by VN and QH), New Zealand, Finland + Sweden, India, Holland and US (VN).

And seems like the high-density 787-10 is saving the world here :D
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Re: Amsterdam Schiphol Passenger Traffic Down 98% for April

Fri May 15, 2020 4:12 pm

FlyingElvii wrote:
127,000 vs. 6.1 million in April of last year.
Total aircraft movements down 90%.

Wow....

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/amst ... l-2020-98/

We know it’s down. Post about the good numbers. 234,000 moved through tsa yesterday. About 30,000 more than last week.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Fri May 15, 2020 5:18 pm

IATA urges Argentina to lifts its ban on air service starting July 1st

https://aerolatinnews.com/destacado/cor ... -de-julio/
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Fri May 15, 2020 8:26 pm

I thought this tweet was on point:
https://twitter.com/DKThomp/status/1261306105998737408

Miles flown on U.S. airlines didn't surpass their pre-9/11 highs until the spring of 2004: 2.5 years later

Miles flown didn't surpass their pre-Great Recession highs until 2013: ~5 years later

COVID is a combo—a fear of flying multiplied by a recession. Lost decade in play.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Fri May 15, 2020 8:38 pm

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I thought this tweet was on point:
https://twitter.com/DKThomp/status/1261306105998737408

Miles flown on U.S. airlines didn't surpass their pre-9/11 highs until the spring of 2004: 2.5 years later

Miles flown didn't surpass their pre-Great Recession highs until 2013: ~5 years later

COVID is a combo—a fear of flying multiplied by a recession. Lost decade in play.


Bingo. I don't know about ten years, because there certainly will be a bounce back in demand quickly one a vaccine is created/distributed (major assumption being, that happens). But this definitely will be at least a 5 year crisis for the airlines, and probably for the global economy as a whole.

The real problem for the carriers is once they so quickly park the planes and displace the pilots, it's going to take forever to revamp all that.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Sat May 16, 2020 2:07 am

Frenchbee A359 does a nonstop PPT-ORY carrying 20 tonnes of medical supplies

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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Sat May 16, 2020 2:09 am

Asiana plans to operate 17.3% of its schedule in June, up from 8.1% in May. Currently operating 91.4% of domestic ops

https://twitter.com/AvWeekScho/status/1 ... 47968?s=20
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Sat May 16, 2020 2:44 am

China's passenger numbers fell 68.5% in April compared to the previous year, in March it fell by 71.7%

https://www.reuters.com/article/china-a ... SB9N2C401J
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Sat May 16, 2020 5:40 am

joeblow10 wrote:
kipfilet wrote:
I thought this tweet was on point:
https://twitter.com/DKThomp/status/1261306105998737408

Miles flown on U.S. airlines didn't surpass their pre-9/11 highs until the spring of 2004: 2.5 years later

Miles flown didn't surpass their pre-Great Recession highs until 2013: ~5 years later

COVID is a combo—a fear of flying multiplied by a recession. Lost decade in play.


Bingo. I don't know about ten years, because there certainly will be a bounce back in demand quickly one a vaccine is created/distributed (major assumption being, that happens). But this definitely will be at least a 5 year crisis for the airlines, and probably for the global economy as a whole.

The real problem for the carriers is once they so quickly park the planes and displace the pilots, it's going to take forever to revamp all that.


Plus, I might be wrong but this time around there is less competition flying around so it will be easier for them to recover. I mean just after September 11 you had airlines like Continental, US Airways, Northwest, TWA and so on.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Sat May 16, 2020 10:28 am

Air Europa currently operating UX992 LAX-DPS, about 7500nm operated by 789 EC-NEI

https://twitter.com/MGMese/status/12616 ... 76481?s=20
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Sat May 16, 2020 12:23 pm

LOT also did a repatriation flight JFK-KIC (Chisinau), seen below arriving at KIC

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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Sat May 16, 2020 1:20 pm

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LOT also did a repatriation flight JFK-KIC (Chisinau), seen below arriving at KIC

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Just a small correction, Chisinau code is KIV.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 1:46 am

Egyptair to receive $127 million loan from the government to help it through the current Coronavirus crisis

https://af.reuters.com/article/investin ... T0DB-OZABS
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 4:48 am

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Egyptair to receive $127 million loan from the government to help it through the current Coronavirus crisis

https://af.reuters.com/article/investin ... T0DB-OZABS


Interesting, that's really not that much money. I mean airBaltic which is a fraction of MS received double the amount.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 1:02 pm

I would be surprised if the recovery in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Oceania) was not similar to, or better than, the recovery after the SARS epidemic, because Asia-Pacific is far more capable of surviving in isolation and less reliant on western economic trade.

Hong Kong bounced back quite quickly after the SARS epidemic, within one year, according to the Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB106571714718161900

SARS also didn't seem to have a huge long term impact on seat capacity and demand in Asia as well according to OAG:
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So what's different this time that the situation in the Asia-Pacific would be worse than SARS?

I expect that the travel demand in the West will remain sunken for a long period of time, but there's little reason for such worries in Asia surely?
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 1:57 pm

SA did 4 ferry flights GRU-TUS last night.
3 of them still airborne.
All A332, probably storage/returning to lessors.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 3:04 pm

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SA did 4 ferry flights GRU-TUS last night.
3 of them still airborne.
All A332, probably storage/returning to lessors.


I heard that they're continuing onto GYR after a customs stop at TUS but not 100% sure. That sounds logical, as the A346s that went to SBD didn't stop for customs, they flew direct GRU-SBD.
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 5:08 pm

airhansa wrote:
I would be surprised if the recovery in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Oceania) was not similar to, or better than, the recovery after the SARS epidemic, because Asia-Pacific is far more capable of surviving in isolation and less reliant on western economic trade.

Hong Kong bounced back quite quickly after the SARS epidemic, within one year, according to the Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB106571714718161900

SARS also didn't seem to have a huge long term impact on seat capacity and demand in Asia as well according to OAG:
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So what's different this time that the situation in the Asia-Pacific would be worse than SARS?

I expect that the travel demand in the West will remain sunken for a long period of time, but there's little reason for such worries in Asia surely?


The case of Hong Kong is a special compared to most other societies in my opinion... Overseas travel is basically ingrained in the local culture during holiday periods.
That being said the scale of disruption of Coronavirus and SARS is quite significant and I don't think we will see a recovery as quick as post-SARS. It may be higher than other regions but unlikely at post 2003 levels.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 11:34 pm

Three additional BA flights to EZE this week: They appear to be cargo ones.

BA244F/245F will operate on May 19, 21 & 22 with 787-8/-9 equipment.

https://aviacionline.com/2020/05/britis ... nos-aires/
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 11:38 pm

Peru reports that domestic flights, will begin in phase 3 of their quarantine and would be between "July and August"; that international flights will do so on a later phase, mentioning October as a possibility.

https://www.turiweb.pe/mtc-vuelos-nacio ... n-octubre/
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For the first time ever, a Garuda Indonesia plane landed in Bogota

Tue May 19, 2020 3:31 pm

Covid-19 restrictions seem to be allowing for some unique flights to be operated; many of which will perhaps never repeat. I doubt we would ever see a Yakarta - Bogota flight in operation; so I am sure this was just one off.

Flight repatriated Colombian nationals stranded overseas as a result of the worldwide lockdown

Photos / video on link below (in Spanish)

https://torreeldorado.co/nunca-antes-vi ... de-bogota/
 
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Re: For the first time ever, a Garuda Indonesia plane landed in Bogota

Tue May 19, 2020 5:29 pm

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GIA ... /SKBO/EHAM

Flight left BOG Monday at 3:10 PM local time, headed to AMS.
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Re: For the first time ever, a Garuda Indonesia plane landed in Bogota

Tue May 19, 2020 8:11 pm

Garuda also landed at GRU couple weeks ago for the same reason and also for the very (and maybe only) 1st time.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 20, 2020 5:28 am

Australian Domestic BITRE figures for March 2020

https://www.bitre.gov.au/sites/default/ ... h-2020.pdf

37.2% decrease in passenger numbers
16.9% decrease in flights
Load factors fell 16% to 62.7% compared to same time in 2019

MEL-SYD down 48%
SYD-BNE down 43.5%
BNE-MEL down 42.8%
OOL-SYD down 39.9%
ADL-MEL down 43.1%
MEL-PER down 33.2%
OOL-MEL down 35.6%
ADL-SYD down 40.5%
PER-SYD down 32.7%
HBA-MEL down 40%
BNE-CNS down 38.7%
CBR-MEL down 45.7%
BNE-PER down 25.1%
BNE-TSV down 33.3%
LST-MEL down 40.9%

Load factors for the top 15 routes above averaged 60-65% except for OOL-MEL and SYD-OOL which both were just over 70%. MEL-CBR barely averaged 50%

Other large drops
AYQ-SYD down 50.1%
BME-PER down 49.6%
ARM-SYD down 47.5%

PER-PHE was the only route to record an increase, being 1.5% of the month

Overall passenger number
SYD down 43.3%
MEL down 42.9%
BNE down 37.9%
ASP down 50.2%

Cargo movements fell 5.4%
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 20, 2020 12:10 pm

Just read this https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/i ... 45.article.

Quote: "Aircraft boarding will have to be modified to allow greater social distancing, and there will be an increase in self-scanning of documents to minimise human-to-human interaction. Carry-on luggage should also be minimized in order to smooth out the boarding process."
"However, given that passengers and crew will be required to wear masks and that aircraft are fitted with medical-grade air filters, IATA does not believe that physical distancing will be required. “Physical distancing on board, through for example blocking seats, is not necessary."

The article talks about the cabin air movement and the HEPA filters etc. however the problem appears to me to be while boarding we see social distancing and all measures to keep us apart, then we sit in our seats without social distancing – then the engines start and we get 2nd stage compressor air forced through the cabin.
The danger for me is from first being seated to engine start, which could be 20 minutes or more, possibly being seated next to a Coronavirus positive passenger. Plus during engine startup, all the Cabin Air stops moving.
It all sounds like a contradiction.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 20, 2020 3:25 pm

What about this?

https://fr24.com/AMX9128/24887595

TYO-SHA-MEX-CFB

Very unusual one.
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 20, 2020 3:54 pm

Two LAD-MOW-LAD flights (don't remember exactly which Moscow airport) by TAAG 773ER few days ago, I think it is also unusual
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 20, 2020 4:18 pm

Hi!

Are there any U.S. airlines planning on getting rid of First Class? With the new restrictions it seems like there is hardly any service in F class anymore anyway and in coach they are leaving the middle seats open. Is there really any purpose to domestic F class anymore after COVID19?

Would it make sense to just convert to a WN model?

It does not seem we will be going back to the old way of travel, so how will airlines with 2 classes on domestic flights evolve to fit the new world as there is very little to no differentiation between F and Y now after COVID19?
 
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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Wed May 20, 2020 6:21 pm

KLM to return to MNL from May 26, 2020:

KLM has been contracted by several shipping companies to repatriate Philippine sailors from around to world back to their families in the Philippines.
Due to the COVID crisis many sailors have remained on duty for weeks or months longer than initially planned.
Over 150.000 ships crews are currently waiting for repatriation worldwide.

The airline will launch special 4x weekly AMS-BKK-MNL-BKK-AMS flight to ensure Philippine crews are exchanged.
KLM will also repatriate Indonesians, Poles, Russians, Ukranians to their home countries.

Source: https://news.klm.com/airline-industry-s ... seafarers/
 
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Wed May 20, 2020 7:29 pm

Pi7472000 wrote:
Hi!

Are there any U.S. airlines planning on getting rid of First Class? With the new restrictions it seems like there is hardly any service in F class anymore anyway and in coach they are leaving the middle seats open. Is there really any purpose to domestic F class anymore after COVID19?

Would it make sense to just convert to a WN model?

It does not seem we will be going back to the old way of travel, so how will airlines with 2 classes on domestic flights evolve to fit the new world as there is very little to no differentiation between F and Y now after COVID19?


There are no plans currently. The current service reductions are temporary for F and even if they weren't, it is still a different hard product. Likewise, middle seats are not being blocked. Some airlines have a LF cap, some are attempting to block middle seats, others are not.
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Wed May 20, 2020 10:35 pm

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Thu May 21, 2020 2:20 pm

Indigo has been granted to operate 97 repatriation flights to the Middle East (KWI, DOH, MCT and Saudi Arabia)

https://twitter.com/LiveFromALounge/sta ... 42401?s=20
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Thu May 21, 2020 2:24 pm

Singapore to allow transit passengers again effective June 2nd.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 2-12753104

Should certainly help with regional connectivity as a hub serves as a key link to many markets
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Thu May 21, 2020 2:30 pm

Australian Charter Airline Alliance has said that Coronavirus has helped improve their profits for the financial year by about $7 million

https://australianaviation.com.au/2020/ ... e-profits/
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Fri May 22, 2020 12:59 am

Interesting repatriation flight carried out today by Ethiopian: BKK-EZE, carrying 237 Argentinian citizens that were in Thailand. Operated with a 787-8 (ET-AOV) with stops at ADD and ACC

https://twitter.com/SpottersArg/status/ ... 2493181956
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Fri May 22, 2020 3:15 pm

Asiana operated a repatriation flight (A359) to MAA

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Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Sat May 23, 2020 4:17 am

Next year's Australian Avalon Air Show has been postponed till 23-28 November 2021, originally planned to start on 23 February 2021

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Air Serbia resumes commercial flights after almost two months:

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Sat May 23, 2020 4:47 am

Saudi 77W HZ-AK39 arriving in SYD from JED on a repatriation flight, the aircraft departed from SYD to DMM

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Air India repatriation flight to YVR

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Travel ban from Brazil

Sun May 24, 2020 10:01 pm

Rumoured for several weeks, just announced:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/24/trump-s ... erica.html

Entry to the US will be granted only to US citizens and lawful permanent residents.

If I’m not mistaken currently there are only 3 weekly passenger flights from the US to Brazil:
United IAH-GRU weekly
Azul FLL-VCP weekly
Azul MCO-VCP weekly

Latam was to restart MIA-GRU in June. Wonder how routes will be scheduled now?

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