Heard a rumour that VS will switch the Vegas route to LHR and operate it with a B789 from summer '19. Any VS insiders confirm ? Whilst LAS does pretty well in premium & upper, the overall loss of available seats will surely hurt. Presumably the market is not as good as it used to be with BA fly...Jump to post
I really hope AF gets It's act together. And AF-KLM can acquire 31% of Virgin Atlantic. Than possibly VA can reinforce the AF-KLM group. Thus reducing the France influence. AFAIK this is a better path forward than a break-up of AF and KLM. Buying a stake in a loss making airline ie Virgin Atlantic ...Jump to post
Other than the Nationalism that americans dont seem to understand, there are other factors as well like these airlines all have staff unions, each country has different wage laws, different tax percentages and rules to abide by. On top of that each countries pax all work differently with their spen...Jump to post
KLM was a healthy flexible company before the merge, able to change, cut costs and invest. It was build on an extensive international network, a great hub inbetween big markets and the Northwest TATL Alliance. The story KLM can not survive alone was printed into everyones mind to build the required...Jump to post
That's all aimed at the business traveler, but that's not what Norwegian is for. Don't forget that they're an LCC, business traffic is a niche market for them.. LCC do have business pax you realise that? Look at easyJet as an example a big chunk of their flying these days is business travellers hen...Jump to post
VS might not be what it use to be, but its the go to airline for many many Brits! True - However they are on a trend of carrying less passengers each year for the last few years whilst their competitors have been growing (Tui, Thomas cook, etc). I believe EZY is #1 in the UK, BA#2, Tui #3. Vs i thi...Jump to post
I guess they couldn't compete with Norwegian. In fact, the reason BA started flights to Oakland was because Norwegian did the same and they couldn't stand out. Question, based on that statement do you know if Norwegians load factors (and yield) in low season are at a good level? BA obviously feels ...Jump to post
A different way to encourage current management. ... 2013 11m loss 2014 14m profit 2015 22.5m profit 2016 23m profit 2017 23m loss 25.5m profit in the last 5 years. Not that bad to go broke... True... although defo underperforming against competitors posting healthy profits ie EZY/IAG etc who also ...Jump to post
qf789, Thank you for putting together such a detailed post. Excellent work. There certainly has been a lot negative views towards this up coming service but when look back to a 55hr trip to LHR reduced down to 17.5hrs it’s impressive how far air travel has come. Wish QF the best on this adventure h...Jump to post
Although profit / loss is an important measure, don't forget to look at cash generation. Thus, loss making company is not necessarily a bad company. P&L is just one of mang factors that must be analysed/considered. Although, a long term loss making generaly signals problems and questions its go...Jump to post
All that won’t stop people predictably predicting the demise of the company ‘in it’s current form’ or ‘in 5yrs’ when they safely won’t be called out on it. However posters on this site have been hoping/saying that for the last 15+yrs and they’re still here - and in very different form as well. Like...Jump to post
I believe the loss was predicted to be around 60M at the beginning of the year - before the bulk of the trent issues were impacting. Surely RR will be paying some compensation for this and that may reflect the better than predicted loss. VS will continue to find it difficult especially at LGW... Nor...Jump to post
While KL makes more profit and has a higher load factor most growth is allocated at AF, that doesn’t seem a rational decision. Given AMS has now reached it's artificial 500k per year movement cap it makes perfect sense. KL can't add more flights at AMS as there aren't more slots in the peak summer ...Jump to post
"Second most important?" Who is the first? EasyJet? And by "most important," I assume they mean second biggest carrier by capacity? I flew through Geneva once, connecting from Turkey to Montreal on Air Canada. I was shocked at how run down and short on passenger services it was....Jump to post
The A380 would of worked for VS back in the days of Bermuda II... however once LHR was opened up the order was dead.... Just look how LHR capacity has dropped since Bermuda II was scrapped.... 744 and 346 replaced with smaller right sized 787/330's.Jump to post
Interesting that they selected the GEs when the A330s (and A338s) have/will have RR. Indeed. They could have selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787-9s (instead of the General Electric GEnx-1B) if they already have A330s (and A330neos) with Rolls-Royce engines. Perhaps they ar...Jump to post
I think it's important to remember that Virgin's largest plane (the 744), doesn't even touch Heathrow at the moment. Personally I don't see VS having the A333 as the largest MAN & LGW aircraft, they would need to massively up frequencies, which with LGW slots is easier said than done. They fill...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:cpd wrote:If they do that, they should be fired, simple as that. We wouldn't get away with this behaviour in our jobs, so they shouldn't either. It is disgraceful.
How much are they getting paid during the layover ?
santi319 wrote:Well they used to have one flight and now they have two daily flights so...
I think longer term VS will be struggling across the board. They are predicted to make a decent loss for the last financial year. Given the economy is doing reasonably well and fuel is down that can't be sustainable in the long term. They really seem to have struggled since LHR and the bermuda II ag...Jump to post
Can't be true. Simon Calder pronounced this to be impossible, and the A380 dead, in the Indy, earlier this week. :stirthepot: :roll: LOL... I cant stand the guy... most of what he says is a load of tripe. As for Ba and the A380 I'm really surprised they havent got more in their fleet yet. They can ...Jump to post
Flew D-ABOB on U25565 this afternoon with about 20 other pax! Forward and aft sections were completely empty. Give them some time to establish their operations. It's only been a couple of days... Not only have they been operating less than a week - but lets not forget that they have only been selli...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:I hope Flybe start / reinstate a few more LGW routes.....LPL / NCL / CWL / MAN would be great for the business community.
Why is there a need for so many wet lease aircraft? Didn’t the Air Berlin aircraft and crew transfer to easyJet? Firstly they needed to have the aircraft operating in order to secure the slots acquired with the purchase. Secondly all the Air Berlin crews need to be interviewed and meet easyjets rec...Jump to post
The only reason people are flying DY across the Atlantic is because of price. Don't kid yourself otherwise. Being from NYC I personally have never found DY to be significantly cheaper than legacies especially when considering bag fees as well. Now the legacies like DL and KL/AF and soon to be VS wi...Jump to post
Nickd92 wrote:The question then is - when they are going to put all these routes on sale etc? Because they are leaving it a bit later with the peak sales period already started for Summer 18.
LGW, MXP and ORY There are many, many more EasyJet bases than 'just' the three that you decided to add! EasyJet Wikipedia page under destinations has all the bases listed and there are many of them :-) I was talking about the Worldwide by easyjet connection service. It is NOT offered at all bases.Jump to post
I think not having a true International airline promoting Greece worldwide hasnt helped. By example imagine Qatar didnt have Qatar - who would have heard of Doha? Greece has so much more to offer than an "airline". People know its history, food, olympics, islands etc So that encourages pe...Jump to post
easyJet had the A319 with 2 overwing exits on each side. Why it makes it harder to resell, the OWEED frames are already there from the A320 design. Just not the added wight after cutout & installation. The A321 3 door, dual OWEED config also just has them cutout & activated. Would be intere...Jump to post
easyJet had the A319 with 2 overwing exits on each side.Jump to post
Given Norwegian can get feed from easyJet at LGW I presume these will be used for more long haul expansion from LGW. Its one market where I am sure their long haul is profitable (or has the potential to be profitable).Jump to post
petertenthije wrote:Surprising to see nothing to/from Germany considering they took over part of Air Berlin.
Given Ryanair pilots are leaving in droves, get rubbish pay, have to pay for the uniforms etc etc it doesnt surprise me that they are going on strike. It surprises me how long its taken for them to get to this point. Its not just Ireland that is looking at strikes it is also Italy and Germany amongs...Jump to post
FlyRow wrote:No ams, usually you see one or two routes adder there too.
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irish-ryanair-pilots-plan-strike-on-december-20th-1.3324473 "The company warned that any pilots taking part would be in breach of the Dublin base agreement and would lose benefits such as five-days-on, four-days-off rosters. Is this a n...Jump to post
AMS was no better. I believe LHR and FRA also had problems. Sunday and Monday saw many cancellations and it wasn't just because of the snow but also the winds.Jump to post
EU and UK seems to have agreed... So what is the conclusion? € 55 Billion EU and UK citizens protected in EU27 and UK Irish border seems to be like was agreed a week ago, nut no solution described. Is this closer to Remain or Leave a year ago? Now thiss was the beginning of the end what canxpect fr...Jump to post
That will probably become a FR route. Where do you expect FR to get the TXL slots? Fr said they want to base planes there. What FR say and do are 2 different things :p Easyjet have paid to get access to 25 aircraft and the associated slots. They are also wetleasing aircraft to hold onto those slots...Jump to post
I think VS when it ordered the A330's had probably decided it didn't want the A380's. Ordering the A380 was another publicity stunt from Branson at the time. Wanting casinos and bars etc etc. I think when VS ordered A380's LHR was still closed to competition via the Bermuda agreement. Once Bermuda ...Jump to post