As Ebola wasn't a concern in East Africa I assume this was just an excuse to exit something that wasn't working.Jump to post
One thing that has always surprised me is how ET is able to operate ADD-GRU nonstop but has to route all of their North American flights via an intermediary station. Is this due to polar winds (North vs. South?) because ET used to fly to GRU (and GIG for awhile) via LFW. ADD-GRU is a lot shorter th...Jump to post
Various news articles say ARIK is going to sue the government because Ethiopian is taking over, and then there are follow up articles that Ethiopian isn't talking to anyone about ARIK. Now comes news that ARIK is slashing fares to almost nothing. https://nationalaccordnewspaper.com/arik-air-slashes-...Jump to post
OA940 wrote:Although I'm rooting for them, will US flights even be profitable with a combo of Americans not knowing about them, the distance, and the probability that the flights won't have the highest yields?
You can regularly price BOMKGL for around $400 roundtrip all in, which is about $150 each way for the carrier before taxes, for 14+ hours of flying. Incredibly low yield... Rwandair clearly isn't interested in profits. Their fares cannot be supporting the airline. There was a recent article in the ...Jump to post
I believe that the first 788s that were delivered have angled while the newer ones have lie flat.Jump to post
factsonly wrote:AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Kenya Airways will be a competititor with daily:
I'm curious about the flights to LBV. They already have daily nonstop ABJ-LBV. Are they increasing to 11 weekly? http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271960/air-cote-divoire-adds-new-sectors-from-april-2017/ eff 01APR17 Abidjan – Conakry – Dakar 2 weekly (Conakry – Dakar new sector) HF70...Jump to post
That article is relatively old. I think they have cut down sharply but are still operating some flights. http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/03/arik-air-workers-face-imminent-sack-dwindling-fortune/ MJF appears to be operating: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/5n-mjf I am curious however abou...Jump to post
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/5n-jid Flight radar shows the aircraft going to BOD. Is the aircraft going back to lessors? Last revenue flight appears to have taken place in December. I have heard lots of ARIK aircraft sitting on the ground. Wouldn't they be better off returning the air...Jump to post
Delta Airlines with a B777-200LR (non stop) or with a B767-300ER via Dakar, is probably the strongest option. They could use Nairobi hub (Kenya Airways) to feed the route. Currently, Delta Airlines has code share on KLM East Africa destinations, as well with Air France to Central Africa. I don't th...Jump to post
If there are increasing demand from Brazilian to travel to Southeast Asia, would LATAM/SAA/SQ/etc. start flying dorect flight between Brazil and SE Asia with a stopover at South Africa? Currently options are transfer via ME3/Europe, or transfer at South Africa with long layover or double transfer v...Jump to post
https://www.africaintelligence.com/LCE/business/2017/03/15/air-cote-d-ivoire-drops-bangui-and-is-looking-instead-to-prai,108226060-BRE I do not have subscription to this site but title says Air Cote d'Ivoire will cancel Bangui and start flights to Praia. Did they ever fly to Bangui? I don't remember...Jump to post
I would not expect DL at NBO. Not only has DL Africa dreams have largely been a failure, but more importantly Kenya would be served 1-stop, all the while DL continues to reduce such 1-stop flying. DL has pulled its 1-stop India service and continues to trim the many previous Far-East 1-stop service...Jump to post
As announced on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FlyArikAir/posts/1370409479689481:0 News has been very bad for ARIK lately. A lot of Nigerian press cannot be verified, but here the truth from the mouth of the beast. A news article says that most of ARIK aircraft are on the ground http:...Jump to post
Is there still a nonstop MEX-NRT? I think that was a stretch for the 788 and i doubt nonstop PVG would be even remotely possible.Jump to post
According to Airlineroute, Rwandair is making a lot of changes to their schedule. When i look at DXB flights in April, they spend 15 hours on the ground every day. I would bet this has more to do with connecting DXB and BOM to their new network. I doubt there is enought KGL-BOM/DXB traffic to suppor...Jump to post
How are things with Aeroflot, they seem to cancel orders: 787, now A350. With the current state of the Russian economy, I can see they perform quite badly at the moment. This was why I was surprised to see SU add a 3rd daily flight to JFK. I would have thought traffic would be going down to the US.Jump to post
When i look at Amadeus, aircraft will sit on the ground for 12+ hours in BOM. Poor efficiency.Jump to post
So to get a grip on the size of the continent, using flight times might be a good way. It takes roughly 10 hours to traverse the continent from North to South, and it takes around 6 hours from East to West at the widest point. It is, in other words, huge - much, much bigger than continental USA. ht...Jump to post
I think the OP might be wondering. Why isn't there in "Air Congo" or something similar that has a good Geographical location in central Africa that would work as a mega hub with the continent and beyond. I think it is because you don't have many cities in Africa that have a strong of an O...Jump to post
People are leaving New York state like mad, and with all the problem that state and state government seems to have where is the $$$$ going to come from to do such a rebuild? It is possible that such a plan could end up being another mess like BER is. What? NYC is bursting at the seems. Subway rider...Jump to post
[quote="piedmontf284000"][quote="Waterbomber"]EY, Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit have agreed to give AZ a lifeline. They should just focus on TA flights with a mix of regional routes within Italy and leave it at that. With all the low budget airlines in Europe now, there is no way...Jump to post
Unable to read full article.
http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... -jet-fleet
Does anyone have more information?
I'm never sure what to believe in the Nigerian media, but ARIK's own facebook page indicates there are disruptions. Can anyone confirm?
Terrible time of the year for this to happen with so many passengers traveling before Christmas.
I can't see this ending well! It's impossible to make long haul working without any economies of scale and without any feed. One cannot simply rely on O&D traffic unless the routes are incredibly high yielding, which DAR will certainly not provide. I can't see anyone willing to provide feed on ...Jump to post
DDR wrote:Sounds like Brussels Airlines is dead in two years. Sad.
CanadaFair wrote:They do serve a few points in west Africa, in the 1990s they served Sao Paulo and Sydney as well as some Asian routes Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Colombo.
http://atwonline.com/airlines/fuel-shor ... operations Does anyone know which flights are being cancelled? Their website doesn't have much information. Are the cancellations mostly domestic, or regional, or intercontinental? The article mentions JNB but it can't be just diversions to PHC on the JNB ...Jump to post