I look forward to seeing Uganda Airlines eventually resuming flights to LGW with the arrival of their A332's in Q418 and hopefully the new revived airline will have an eye catching livery :-) I would suggest catching the livery while you can as I can't imagine this operation will survive long. ET a...Jump to post
Taking on brand new A320's was probably not a good idea, in addition to starting questionable destinations such as Luanda and Bangui with little demand and ties to the Ivory Coast. This sounds like Senegal Airlines all over again. The fact is it is very difficult in West Africa to run an airline, l...Jump to post
https://www.africaintelligence.com/lce/ ... 308306-bre
You can log on and the article isn't much more than the headline, but this is a huge loss for such a small airline.
https://m.facebook.com/EthiopianAirline ... &source=48
Incredible. I knew they were big but wow. They must dwarf everything else on the continent.
I can't imagine they are making any money on these routes except in summer. I can leave this TUE OAK-OSL roundtrip from $419. Sounds like lots of empty seats. I saw on another thread that DY transatlantic in/out of Scandinavia is losing lots of money. Do we have any idea where Norwegian is generatin...Jump to post
Would IAG keep TATL routes on truck routes to points like JFK and LAX? I can't see how those routes could make money. Maybe redistribute the aircraft to less competitive cities from LGW?
Is DY making any money CDGJFK or LGWLAX? Could money be made?
Can they over fly Arab countries in North Africa? I don't think Egypt will raise any objections. What about Niger/Chad/Sudan? If i'm not mistaken, LY had to operate over the Mediterranean and then south on their flights between TLV and South America. I don't know if ths is why LY pulled out, but I'...Jump to post
Can they over fly Arab countries in North Africa?Jump to post
behramjee wrote:JNB-JFK/IAD nonstop both ways only B778 and A359LR can perform with a full payload.
They can't be making very much money from JFK if the flight is full of passengers to TLV and BKK. Yields must be terrible. I checked fares on their website, less than $1000 RT JFK-BKK.
Are they a profit driven enterprise?
Lots of bashing on both sides of the Atlantic with emabassies closing and general ill-will. SU has 3 daily flights to JFK, and flights to a few other places. There must be some impact on loads, no? Can SU fill all three JFK flights?Jump to post
Senegal is not a premium market, does not have a strategic location to pull connecting traffic, nor does it have the deep pockets to sustain a perpetually loss-making national carrier. Points 1 & 3 are correct, but Dakar is actually very well located in a very poorly connected region of a very ...Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Galwayman wrote:Great news , hopefully the rumoured TK IST >DUB > MEX will happen soon too
Only if there is an Ireland-to -Mexico market. Otherwise, it'll be another money burner in Latin America for TK.
Doesn't CEIBA have MAD-SSG flights? I think IB used to fly to LAD but gave up. DLA seems like a stretch. The main gaps in MAD are: -Houston -Guadalajara & Monterrey -Tegucigalpa/San Pedro Sula -Fortaleza -Rotterdam -Hanover -Belgrade -Accra -Lagos -Douala -Luanda -Malabo -Nairobi -Kuwait City -M...Jump to post
I have heard throught my contacts in West Africa have told me Mid-Africa Aviation's sole aircraft has gone technical. Can anyone confirm this? There is nothing up to date on Flightradar24 which is where I usually look for tail information. Seems very challenging to run an airline with just one aircr...Jump to post
Is this the result of over expansion, or the some routes are really failing and they haven't pulled the plug because they have too many aircraft pouring in and don't know where to send them? If the 4th quarter 2017 was bad Q1 2018 is going to be horrible. The transatlantic market is very bad in wint...Jump to post
I think SAA has two things going against it to LHR with 2 daily flights. First, the flights run almost parallel, one departs at 2100 and the other at 2155. What is the point of that? Wouldn't it make more sense to have one departure at 2100 and the other at 2330? If they can't fill two flights with ...Jump to post
Terrible news, really. We are all brothers in this business.Jump to post
UA used to fly IAH-LOS, but cut that route. Ethiopian would have the advantage of both connecting *A traffic at IAH and then to various African destinations at LFW using ASKY Airlines. That route could be 3 or 4 times weekly IAH-LFW-IAH on a B788. I think they would be better served by ADD-LOS-IAH ...Jump to post
I hope ET will start AMS one day. I think it could do well. They used to do AMS, hopefully they will return. Looking at "western" Europe, ET serves all [large] countries except for the Netherlands and Denmark. ET also used to fly into Copenhagen at some point. Maybe we will see them expan...Jump to post
lesfalls wrote:Seems that IG is starting MXP-JFK daily effective June 1st and MIA-MXP 4X weekly effective June 8th:
MXP 13:10-JFK 16:00 Daily
JFK 20:30-MXP 10:30 Daily
Before many start to getting all oogling over the news, the underlying finances problem is getting worse and it may suddenly end all this spectacle they seem to portray https://www.ft.com/content/a013d226-daa8-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482 Hidden by paywall, unfortunately. Is DY making money? I can't imag...Jump to post
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: