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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 5081

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

My take remembering many of the A330s are subject to a winter lease and exchange agreement with Thonas Cook/ Condor for 321 capacity in the Northern Winter for the next few years. So some of these new 321LRs will be used to maintain and perhaps raise frequency a little, especially on the shorter UK ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8691

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Haln Air fly a regular scheduled service between Duseldorf and Luxembourg open to book by anyone for about €500 using a Citation .

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by rutankrd
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4812

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

C933103 The regional parties and governments are tasked with this projection as part of their economic development by the Central Government and as actively directed by Xi Jinping himself. There are however a few conflicts as well especially at Beijing and Shanghai. With the exception of secondary r...

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by rutankrd
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4812

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Thibault973 you need to read around the China political issues rather than common sense western capitalism , These second and third tier routes are about projection of power and influence more rather than profit , however it’s almost certain the cabin will be filled with middle class Chinese tourist...

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by rutankrd
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5
Replies: 14
Views: 4380

Re: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5

avi8 wrote:
How is it that Qatar has so much spare capacity? Didn’t they just recently lend BA a bucketload of A320’s and A319’s?


Regional blockades by Predominantly Sunni neighbouring countries mean little or no work for Qatar’s short and medium haulers for the foreseeable future

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by rutankrd
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 97
Views: 8977

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

When the move to compulsory purchase happens those that waited will be sorely disappointing!
The rules are VERY STRICT and they WILL loose the current bonuses as you entitled to significantly inferior compensation coving commercial property valuation legal cost and moving costs only.

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by rutankrd
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7044

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

SFO cut IAG a deal to consolidate their services at SFO? IIRC, BA are also ceasing OAK. Going seasonal, supposedly. Although who knows if it really comes back in 2019. BA flies to OAK??? weird how they fly to OAK and SFO. I'd imagine SFO is better in terms of passengers and one world connections. I...

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by rutankrd
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1572
Views: 37693

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Arion640 taking over the Welsh rail franchise for a set period of time from Arriva - some 15 years that’s along time by many UK franchise let’s. Seem to have great plans for a revised rail service , however it’s all subject about £5 billion of public money in subsidies of one type or another . Doubt...

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by rutankrd
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 Operators - Europe to Australia with One Stop - Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

Re: A330 Operators - Europe to Australia with One Stop - Possible?

Yes it’s quite possible using Finnair and combined some of the Chinese carriers today.

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by rutankrd
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 97
Views: 8977

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Kashmon R3 is bogged down by genuine liberal democratic argument and requisite freedoms of speech and throughts rather that than the one line Diktat of President Xi Jinping .

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by rutankrd
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 97
Views: 8977

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

Some luv’ly gerimandering in these moves by the Maybot and Grayling imho. Bring to parliament to second most contentious issue days before summer recess. Force a three line whip on the issue and wait it out till the autumn. After which the Maybot may have been confined to history by her own colleagu...

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by rutankrd
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10265

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

I agree, and indeed A321neos start arriving later this year. Whether rutankrd thinks BA are A321neo candidates or not, BA themselves obviously think they are. Didn’t realise they were to receive 321NEO frames from the IAG order a soon as autumn - thought they were gettng geared engined 320s with th...

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by rutankrd
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight

To answer your question could they even fill a A32X or 752 on almost pure O&D. dumped in Dublin at or after 8pm with nowhere else to go onto bar the last Heathrow and odd seasonal overnight Mediterranean and Canary island holiday route probably not. Right now day time flights only seem to work v...

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by rutankrd
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9918

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

A significant proportion of the ex London traffic had nothing to to do with oil more rather to do with lower yielding tourists. The winter traffic in particular being bolstered by skiers . Mid Canada really hasn’t ever been a major feature in BA operations especially from yield potential With all lo...

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by rutankrd
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10265

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

There isn’t a replacement for the seven short haul 763 fleet cepting to Madrid and Moscow where they already use a 77E on some flights. Tel Aviv has the 77w already and Cairo Is upgraded to a 789 with the first cabin. Amman and Beirut will both probably go 788 through. They were deployed around Euro...

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by rutankrd
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 7898

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

User never forget Laker they flew to Los Angeles New York and Miami on a Scheduled basis from Manchester before BA/PA/TW and GE destroyed them. ABC charters were flown by TWA and Trans America and British Airtours/Caledonian for many years under the Jetsave banner. British Airways flew the 763 Servi...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 27, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 322
Views: 49047

Re: MAN news - 2018

David the Icelandair figures really aren’t that surprising given their levels of advertising around the capital and cheap fare offers .They have been Very prominently placed in the tube network and broadcasted on local LBC and Heart radio stations for months ! Oh and there are rather many cheapskate...

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by rutankrd
Wed May 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6171

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

They can't sit on unused slots at LHR - it is a use it or lose it system - unless a slot is actually used on at least 80% of all possible dates it can be confiscated by the slot coordinators without compensation and reallocated to another airline. That said, slots that aren't required at the moment...

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by rutankrd
Mon May 07, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6845

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

CX prefers frequency to all its other LH markets and cargo space. CX needs slots, not larger aircraft. Those two Cathay departures from LHR within minutes of each other consists of one 4 class and one 3 class 77w and additionally supplies extensive cargo uplift that simply wouldn’t be available wit...

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by rutankrd
Mon May 07, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6845

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

This future scenario has been interesting me. Inevtiably Heathrow will get a third runway, but what kind of a response/ effect will it have on British Airways? As we know British Airways leadership aren’t exactly keen on the idea of adding additional capacity and it would mean knocking down their W...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6845

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

BA won't have the demand CX will CX already uses its largest aircraft to LHR ( business class) Surely they could've gotten larger aircraft. Especially seeing how CX alone have 2 flights departing within half an hour from LHR, and BA's two flights are nearly simultaneously (all around midnight). Als...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6845

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

Virgin need no feed as such . They simply operate as an adjunct to Delta these days providing a UK brand image into the heavily O&D London market. Deltas’ Euro connection Hub remains Amsterdam period stop.

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by rutankrd
Sun May 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6845

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

UTA sorry but the holds are over rather sparcely pupulated areas at above 7000 feet and in reality don’t create much noise nuisance. R3 is meant to be operated in mixed modes whilst the existing runways continue to run segregated. Further the current 27R and the new 27N may be too close for effectiv...

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by rutankrd
Sun May 06, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Charles and Diana 1983 Australia Visit - RAF 707?
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: Charles and Diana 1983 Australia Visit - RAF 707?

When UK royalty visits the Antipodes they are usually flown out on RAAF or RNZAF transports or hired in commercial jets and at the expense of the Australian or New Zealand tax payer ! The return leg might be an RAF jet.

They went out on a 34 sqn 707 and flew round Australia on 1-11

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by rutankrd
Sat May 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 322
Views: 49047

Re: MAN news - 2018

Matthew Qatar are very flexible with their aircraft however due the the UAE/Saudi blockade their higher performance models are rather stretched at the moment yet they do have excess narrow bodies parked up. We have from time to time got an occasional 77w however these are increasingly used on South ...

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by rutankrd
Sat May 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6845

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

This future scenario has been interesting me. Inevtiably Heathrow will get a third runway, but what kind of a response/ effect will it have on British Airways? As we know British Airways leadership aren’t exactly keen on the idea of adding additional capacity and it would mean knocking down their W...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet EZUA continues to fly off-brand
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

Re: EasyJet EZUA continues to fly off-brand

They are a flexible fares and very costs driven business why waste money repainting until it scheduled probably well down the line

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 2931

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

WPvsMW you are applying market logic in an environment where it doesn’t actually exist ! The Chinese aviation market is dominated by political expedient and remains centralist controlled . Its a pawn of the Communist parties global aspirations more rather than a simple commercial Profit and Loss bas...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1572
Views: 37693

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Sevenair Clearly you have now decloaked your ignorance and lack of understanding of what the depth and significance of the Financial services sectors to the UK economy really is. 1 Euro Mortages are actually available in the UK although rare and some what eserteric. 2 Your car insurance policy could...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8883

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

Aemoreira not so . No need to move any flights at all - again the UK- Mouseville and swamp market is overwhelmingly point to point - its immense and there simply is no need to cater for connecting traffic to fill the planes which can carry reduced yield particularly in the back of the bus. Hence BA ...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8883

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

Flymco the business traffic is already in the hands of Delta via Atlanta .Gotta feed the monster Hub somehow !

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8883

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

Sheikh those and more still can’t buy and it’s not simply the headline prices but rather more the ludicrous deposits required today and post the finiancal crash now a decade ago, however that’s for a different forum. That said you’re not far off. Much indeed many of these family trips are heavily fu...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8883

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

Cunard thanks correct just quick fingers !

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 8883

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

UAE there is MORE money to be made on Point to point high demand than can be recouped from carrying connections . UK families flock to Mouseville in there millions for some reason and many most buy a packaged deal of sorts via BA Hoildays, Virgin Hoildays and Thomas Cook oh and TUI whom also fly int...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25533

Re: B787 RR Engine AD-ETOPS Restriction, is there a chance that airlines will swap out the RR engines for GE?

No way since the engines are often power by hour and RR are picking up the tab anyway.

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 322
Views: 49047

Re: MAN news - 2018

Oh and to just to add Dublin is heavily point to point traffic contrary to Anet myth 101 . No need for feed to support these flights or those of AER LINGUS of which just one daily flight makes significant connections possible into their main TALC bank.

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 322
Views: 49047

Re: MAN news - 2018

Embraer it’s really just a positioning flight one weekly in summer. To and from Dublin where it normally operates to the City. It’s part of the developing BA cityflyer weekend usage on holiday flights from Manchester garnering some revenue however small to cover the positioning legs. BA Cityflyer ha...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6173

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Worldranger the 321LR and 7M3 aare unnecessary and existing NG and CEO frames can and do cover many of the medium haul sectors from parts of Africa and Europe today. BA wont be serving many more African mid range routes anytime soon , indeed IAGS agent in this region is Iberia . TAP use their 32x mo...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6173

Re: Europe to Africa discussion tinder

British Airways have dumped their code and much of the P and L risk up on franchise partner Comair operating feeders into Johannesburg of late. UK has had little historical ties with the Central African belt and still doesn’t aside from doggy mining contracts. Those that might need to visit this ar...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6173

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Donald Trump, is that you? You might as well just call them sh-tholes. There are plenty of politically stable and fast growing economies in Africa - Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia would all take issue with your characterization. As their middle class continues t...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Arik Air doing?
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: How is Arik Air doing?

Essentially bust just like many Nigerian businesses money embezzled by a few. Bills not paid and aircraft left to rot !

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6173

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

British Airways have dumped their code and much of the P and L risk up on franchise partner Comair operating feeders into Johannesburg of late. UK has had little historical ties with the Central African belt and still doesn’t aside from doggy mining contracts. Those that might need to visit this ar...

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by rutankrd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6173

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

British Airways have dumped their code and much of the P and L risk up on franchise partner Comair operating feeders into Johannesburg of late. UK has had little historical ties with the Central African belt and still doesn’t aside from doggy mining contracts. Those that might need to visit this are...

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by rutankrd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What plane did I see?
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: What plane did I see?

Saudia 77W HZ-AK44 arrived BZZ 1535 as SVA7142 departed 1942 using same flight no . This is actually used exclusively for charters and military operations and replaced HZ-AKF late last year .You won’t see it on regular flights into Heathrow

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of traveling from/to UK after Brexit
Replies: 20
Views: 2207

Re: The future of traveling from/to UK after Brexit

Absolutely no changes for leisure and short business trips of upto ninety days in duration. Those that need Visas will still need those. US Visa wavers will remain. EU passport or ID cards will remain accepted travel documents for at least another 2 years in the transition/implementation period and ...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15393

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

dtw2hyd why the hate on the ME3, they clearly have little impact on your own travel needs if your sign in is to be believed and referenced. Just a fact India carriers remain subjected to huge levels of political interference and pressure .True competition on international routes and markets are gove...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Last DFW operation
Replies: 32
Views: 4593

Re: EY Last DFW operat

EY and EK have to share the bilateral capacity in Canada which is already at the limit on the UAE side - they can’t up frequency however can probably up gauge Toronto if they want to. Same reasoning no Calgary or Vancouver and not for wanting too ! IMHO this US and more general TALC capacity will be...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS (LX) 777-300ER Flights GVA-ZRH-GVA
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: SWISS (LX) 777-300ER Flights GVA-ZRH-GVA

Not just Geneva also Vienna and yes they use it for feed annd for belly freight transfer.Large amounts of which is off loaded/loaded in Geneva and roaded to/from Lyon for distribution across neighbouring France within the EU. Indeed Lufthansa Alpine divisions from Munich with Air Dolomitic, Austrian...

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by rutankrd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Last DFW operation
Replies: 32
Views: 4593

Re: EY Last DFW operation

Dallas Is NOT the be all and end all of international global airlines period. Its just another US regional domestic HUB admittedly supper large- anything in Texas is super sized ! But globally and internationally it is a bit player. Just few American and partner flights and even these produce rather...

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