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by rutankrd
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF KC2 Voyager departing VCV
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

Re: RAF KC2 Voyager departing VCV

Fairly common in the region through usually go to Nellis in the north east suburbs of Vegas.

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Dubai on the A343
Replies: 14
Views: 6286

Re: BA to Dubai on the

Reason correctly identified; Route choice has however changed from Abu Dhabi morning rotation to an evening Dubai rotation around November time. OO-ABA , ABB AND ABD have been deployed at various times to data. Their remaining aircraft OO-ABE had been filling in for Surinam until early December but ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 55
Views: 7557

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canariesil

Delta777 it’s ALL about profit and moving aircraft round the estate to suit demand Ryanair’s estate now encompasses three sub divisions in addition the what might be called mainline. Ryanair Sun in Poland, Laudamotion in Germany and Austria ( and Southend if rummers are to believed; The 32x has bet...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 55
Views: 7557

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canariesil

Delta777 it’s ALL about profit and moving aircraft round the estate to suit demand Ryanair’s estate now encompasses three sub divisions in addition the what might be called mainline. Ryanair Sun in Poland, Laudamotion in Germany and Austria ( and Southend if rummers are to believed; The 32x has bett...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 37974

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Two Air Nostrum Canadian 1000s are already on estate replacing some of the SU95 flying.

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 55
Views: 7557

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

Ibiza base is one aircraft operating hops to Madrid Barcelona Malaga and Sevilla . Valencia is covered by an away crew and frame through to April/May . Nothing north to the UK Germany or Scandinavia In fact to/from the UK only BA Cityflyer serves the UK to/from LCY through winter with Eurowings to/f...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 55
Views: 7557

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

FR fly to a lot of Airports from TFS. I'd be surprised if they were all bases which could be operated in reverse. CWL being one of those, that now has 4 routes from there with no based aircraft. Those are often flown in a W-pattern. The plane flies A-B-C-B-A, where only A is a base. B and C are bot...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 55
Views: 7557

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

Today’s utilisation EI-GDE Skavska return that’s it for this frame EI-EBN Madrid and back twice EI-ENN Newcastle and back EI-GDR Oporto and back then another longer leg this afternoon This is quite typical at the moment Not exactly what you expect of a flexible fares and low cost busines model is it ?

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by rutankrd
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 55
Views: 7557

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

From a utilisation point of view those Canaria operations do put strain on the number of sectors achievable per frame. That certainly means the ratios of Costs vis Revenue are likely somewhat higher than average and that Ryanair normally expect to achieve. Queue they need to increase fares to achiev...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR early arrivals
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: LHR early arrivals

Earliest scheduled arrival is 0440 Summer time season from Boston and 0445 From Hong Kong in winter. There are actually 18 slots available through the night traditional for cargo operations in the main. Heathrow is not closed persay just heavily slot restricted and single runway operation. Use of th...

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by rutankrd
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overnight TATL
Replies: 24
Views: 3649

Re: Overnight TATL

Very first schedule west bound flight from London Heathrow depart between 7 and 8 am depaending on season .With three hours recommended check in time. 2 am leaving home/hotel isn’t unknown !
Whilst down at Gatwick Norwegian has a 6.30 am departure to JFK.

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by rutankrd
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 90
Views: 37402

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380

Iran Air could have used these planes What market does Iran Air have that can sell 600, 700 or 800 seats ? None I can think of, Iran Air would also have a huge y cabin and small J cabin. An A380 is too big and too complicated for Iran Air, does Tehran even have any A380 capable gates ? There are fe...

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by rutankrd
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4115

Re: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines

Blerg most of the Western European carriers have or are in the process of re suspending flights to Tehran so refuelling isn’t an issue. Mahran, Meraj and SAHA and many of their directors are directly named and sanctioned for their ties with the Republican Guard and others deemed to be Terrorist grou...

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by rutankrd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 11042

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

blacksoviet clearly you haven’t ready the previous comments from various people as to why El Al have little to no requirement for the 77w or even less for the 77x when they are clearly attempting to standardise round just a very few frame types whilst maintaining margin and yield. Although Yochai ma...

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by rutankrd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 11042

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

LY204 The 78J is pretty much optimised for such route distances as Tel Aviv -JFK and specifically Tel Aviv to Western Europe - it is THE vehicle for these tasks at the moment. MOM remains vaperous gas and talk at the moment and probably well into the second half of the 2020s imho. Noted several of t...

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by rutankrd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 11042

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

TCX AND. DL757 Constraining capacity and avoiding the need to price dump on the consolidators whilst realising good loads charging realistic and indeed high prices for rather average service is the probably the above standard in yield potential for this industry ! Why make your business more difficu...

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by rutankrd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 11042

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

READING All 4 passenger frames remaining in service were new build direct deliveries to EL-AL 4X- ELA AND ELB IN 1994 , ELC in 1995 whilst ELD didn’t arrive 1999 did a short lease out to a Nigerian carrier in 2009/10 for pilgrim flights though. The only on fleet used frame is freighter 4X-ELF which ...

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by rutankrd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3533

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

NO Period stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by rutankrd
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 11042

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

LY777 the 744 hasn’t been regularly scheduled on Heathrow runs for much/most of this year 2018 . They are however to be scheduled for about two or three flights a week in summer 2019 when the 789 take over some of the remaining 763 longer haul flying. Currently the 744s fly to and from JFK and Bangk...

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by rutankrd
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

Re: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV

2405501 EGYPTAIR ( Air Sinai) less than daily EMB 170 doesn’t really carry too many connections ! Their flights are marketed via an agent called Mazda Tours in Tel Aviv they don’t show up in Egpytairs booking engines and the usual aircraft deployed is this During a few annual holidays EgyptAir depl...

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by rutankrd
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why almost no LH A321 D-AIS* in MUC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1991

Re: Why almost no LH A321 D-AIS* in MUC?

A significant proportion of the inter European markets from Munich is covered by the A319 and A320 supported by Canadians of both regional and Air Dolimiti to match capacity. The majority of the 321 fleet along with those densely packed 320NO frames are at Frankfurt operating routes that require suc...

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by rutankrd
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should PIA add YYZ-JFK?
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

Re: Should PIA add YYZ-JFK?

Who is to say Toronto makes any money whatsoever. PIA are Not in the US not because of the Manchester stop,but rather it’s the fact the US continue to doubt Pakistani security standards. The two 77L models and indeed the 77W are perfectly capable on none stop if ever PIA and Islamabad meet US homela...

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by rutankrd
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 103272

Re: MAN news - 2018

The issue with Miami and Manchester I think are multifold. Problem 1 Miami is almost a fortress hub for American and Oneworld partners these days and as we know they have rather unfortunately changed/moved their focus in Europe to good ol’ Heathrow once more. Problem 2 Simple numbers of connections ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 103272

Re: MAN news - 2018

dobo - Time and again Miami simply doesn’t work and neither will Cape Town both rather premium winter leisure markets . For South Africa really gotta be Johannesburg period however can’t rely on a UK carrier and frankly Springbok are broke .

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by rutankrd
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2069
Views: 79657

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Klaus couldn’t agree more the global threats of Putin his henchmen and Xi Jinping and the rise of right wing so called populism (Facism in disguise ) is deeply disturbing !

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by rutankrd
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2069
Views: 79657

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

If you don’t vote, you do actually say: “I’m ok with the results.” A rather Incorrect assumption. They didn’t care, otherwise they should have voted. There were and are many valid reasons for those that didn’t or couldn’t use their vote including around 12% who never register in the first place! Th...

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by rutankrd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 11366

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

Short answer never !

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by rutankrd
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 321
Views: 51706

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

IAG could very easily acquire the brand without any dealings with BA - They are after all a holding company with brands operating in variety of market segments, including two legacies within the same global alliance, a lower cost un aligned TALC and European carrier serving the island of Ireland a t...

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by rutankrd
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 321
Views: 51706

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Of course DL and other owners of VS are interested in Flybe. For them there is the massive asset of LHR slots. IF they can acquire BE they can potentially transfer all those slots to transatlantic operations after the qualifying period (2020). The problem they have to address is what ownership laws...

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by rutankrd
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How populist are you?
Replies: 55
Views: 2377

Re: How populist are you?

Left leaning European Social Democrat .Dont need a questionnaire to tell me that; Having said that the test does align me with Macron.

DeltaMD90 a note Socialism and Free Market economics are NOT polar opposites. Socialism is not communism!

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by rutankrd
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?
Replies: 14
Views: 3284

Re: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?

Many of the UK non Schengen and soon none EU flights including those to Heathrow ultise those Canadian Airbuses and rather like Frankfurt and Lisbon often end up remotely parked; it’s a thing you see the UK passengers seem to rather like roughing it with Ukrainians and ex Yugoslavs for some reason I...

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by rutankrd
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 56
Views: 8386

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

Many years ago CPAir holidays offered two centre holidays including Hawaii via Vancouver from Manchester and Gatwick.

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by rutankrd
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33210

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawking 7700 currently on an erratic flight over Lisbon

Looks like a test flight out Alverca after maintenance to me

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by rutankrd
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 26997

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Oh and Indonesia’s carriers remain EU access restricted and subject to spot checks due to safety concerns- rightly so

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania to launch DAR-BKK-CAN in Feb 19
Replies: 12
Views: 2439

Re: Air Tanzania to launch DAR-BKK-CAN in Feb 19

The two B788s were supposed to do LGW dedicated one aircraft and the second one was going to do 3 weekly DAR BOM CAN vv DAR BOM CAN would perform much better from a revenue and SF point of view versus DAR BKK CAN plus DAR BOM nonstop would command decent yields and heavy cargo both ways. Since thin...

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?

Dieuwer wrote:
I guess it's great the US3 are so addicted to LHR. Seems like an opportunity for LHR management to crank fees into the stratosphere...


Can’t - the fees are regulated by the CAA using some complex algebra.

HAL have had fees and charges pegged on quite a number occasions in recent times

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airs

B6 could really mess with this model with a true J seat rather than Norwegian's premium economy offering. But B6 would also need to go with a wide-body plane as well to properly utilize LGW slots. It would be a waste flying a narrow-body plane from the USA to Gatwick at least from JFK. They could p...

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?

EvanWSFO wrote:
Didn't AA experiment with STN for a short time?


Chicago and JFK both served at differing times

The JFK service was a diliberate move to destroy a few Business only offerings . Successfully done and subsequently withdrawn.

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airs

I am sure that if business class fares to LGW were significantly cheaper than to LHR, people would fly to LGW. Regrettably that’s not the business model employed by the US3 and European partners. Outside of Heathrow a point where they regularly need to price dump the back of the bus, the costs of t...

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airs

Oh and those in the front two cabins are either traveling on other peoples money or open to the usual bribes ( awards) that Heathrow simple remains dominant period stop. I am sure that if business class fares to LGW were significantly cheaper than to LHR, people would fly to LGW. Regrettably that’s...

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London air

Its Yield , yield , and yield. There is already way too much capacity down the back of the bus much of year the so to speak,(leads to rather competitive fare offerings especially via the consolidators) so no need to chase or indeed move much of the marginal traffic elsewhere - this is a significant ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 39
Views: 7479

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

Sean all seems logical;Those Chinese carriers will fund the slots for sure as they don’t really operate in a truly commercial environment. They are subsidised by both Central Government in the case of Air China and China Southern and to a leases extent China Eastern , whilst the HNA Group companies ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tui to offer direct flight from UK to Cabo San Lucas
Replies: 26
Views: 4605

Re: Tui to offer direct flight from UK to Cabo San Lucas

TUI doesn’t attact that crowd but more families and elder tourists wanting it all organised . The drunken mob tend to travel cheap on flexible fares carriers to a select few Mediterranean points in Spain/Greece/Cyprus and this time of the year Tenerife . BTW the British youth are way down the heavy ...

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by rutankrd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 103272

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwardswest

Thanks for the update BHXRunway15 ; So it’s just the extra Saturday ATQ that was canned within a few weeks and now ATQ is first call on three flights whilst Delhi is now first call on just three flights. That worse than I thought then ! BTW i am not criticising Air India themselves - they have been ...

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by rutankrd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 103272

QRe: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

Same period 2 hours Air India connections from Birmingham Dharamsala Jammu Bhubaneswar Ranchi Chandigarh Siliguri Gwalior Gaya None of the above commuters are likely to take many if any off of the Birmingham service or indeed off of the London services particularly regularly or in any number to be q...

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by rutankrd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 103272

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

Oh and the fact something approaching 130,000 passengers journeys between Manchester and Mumbai via intermediate points each year suggest significant demand point to point without the benefit of connections imho ! Someone may be displaying a little jealousy that their regional continues to massively...

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by rutankrd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 103272

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

User totally agreed Btw within two hours of the very early morning arrival time the following connections are available Bangkok This is a big one Colombo Singapore Goa Hong Kong Cochin Kolkata Hyderabad Chennai Delhi Bengalure After 5am Jet start their extensive domestic services . I therefore think...

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by rutankrd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 103272

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

AI both Indian major carriers are broke however the Red and Orange one survives through political patronage, however can’t even afford to maintain a significant portion of their long haul fleet ! Jet do at least have a recovery plan if certain political bodies stop interfering in the legal process a...

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by rutankrd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 103272

Re: MAN news - 2018

Virgin Holidays are a significant client of these services from Manchester; they ensure loads are high especially in the UK summer time. Use of Virgin branded aircraft gives the tourist the appearance of a seamless service . Point to point sales are cream on the top , and network connections an adde...

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