The Russian interest in the L1011 is an interesting page in their aviation history - I understand one of the key reasons they wanted to purchase the type was it's then advanced auto-land facilities, the development of which the USSR lagged behind in and which caused frequent disruption during winter...Jump to post
TUI consistently schedule their B788 and B789s on summer leisure routes across Europe.
Jet2 will lease A330 equipment from AirTranker and operate MAN-ACE/ALC/TFS plus AYT in Turkey.
Condor operate their 767-300s to European destinations, as may Eurowings again this year.
I've worked for companies with limitless time off and remote working - so long as you can still perform your job. Perfect for me as it meant I could sandwich working days between holiday days and the weekend, and use it to visit family or stay at my vacation home. I work for a tech company and they...Jump to post
I've worked for companies with limitless time off and remote working - so long as you can still perform your job.
Perfect for me as it meant I could sandwich working days between holiday days and the weekend, and use it to visit family or stay at my vacation home.
I have got to question why it's taken so many months for TUI to adequately deal with this situation - in all likelihood, had they just refunded the fares, nobody at the CAA would ever heard about this. Pretty big fail on all fronts. Years ago I flew the domestic Nakchivan airbridge with Azerbaijan A...Jump to post
The majority of FlyBe's aircraft are leased, or have finance agreements covering them, so the asset value is not what it seems. They have been progressively selling off as much ground infrastructure as possible, so there is no bonus here either. A big reason why struggling airlines generally sell fo...Jump to post
pabloeing wrote:¿A339 can do BCN-NRT?
We will see what Level decides. Buying is likely better for them than leasing and I would assume IAG has fairly strong credit. I still struggle to see them getting the A338 instead of A339. ⋅ The A339 will have enough range to get to the US west coast from Europe. ⋅ A339 and A33...Jump to post
Don't know if anyone said anything about this movement between IAG/Vueling and the slots of FlyBe in LGW. http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/AN_1547224791003416500/flybe-unit-signs-deal-with-vueling-for-gbp45-million-in-gatwick-slots.aspx I wonder if this could mean any further expansion on low c...Jump to post
If LEVEL is looking at 9Y A330s, that's a different story, but their current 332 product is 8Y. I don't mean to dwell endlessly on this; I just don't see why the 788 wouldn't be considered in this contest or be a reasonable product for these missions. I would be surprised it they are looking at kee...Jump to post
Which one is the best options for them to order? The cheapest one. Not exactly. They will chose the option from which the most overall value can be derived, across the fleet's anticipated service life. That equation may ultimately be decided by the cheapest purchase price / finance package, but it ...Jump to post
Level are already going to be operating BCN-SCL - that's almost 7000 miles and 14h 40m outbound - basically approaching an ULH route. That is well within the capability of the 788. Both the 788 and the 332 have outstanding hot and high performance, and I'd expect the 338 to as well. The 789 is good...Jump to post
If the payload requirement is low enough that the 338 is preferable to the 339, why wouldn't the 788 be in the mix as well? Unlike the 338, it has real empty weight savings (mostly as a result of smaller, lighter main gear) compared to big sister 787-9. It has a range deficit compared to the 338, b...Jump to post
The list price of the 788 and a338 is nearly identical, IIRC. I would expect the decision to be between the B789 ($281.6m) and A338 ($259.9m). The 788 is actually a fair bit cheaper at $239m, but is not well suited to the LCC market. Good point. I'm surprised the a338 is in discussion as well. Figu...Jump to post
I would expect the decision to be between the B789 ($281.6m) and A338 ($259.9m). The 788 is actually a fair bit cheaper at $239m, but is not well suited to the LCC market. Will the 788 be better suited once the 789 features are fully incorporated? I don't know if those will address efficiency, comm...Jump to post
In terms of maintenance cost, it's not a huge concern as they also have maintenance agreements spread out to the best vendors, or lessors handle their own maintenance and it doesn't affect the airline's operations. In terms of parts, global parts supply networks are so well established that it's ea...Jump to post
Willy once said the 787 is too expensive (purchase) for a LCC. Given that both IB and AerLingus operate A330s I would place my bet on the A330 not the 787. The list price of the 788 and a338 is nearly identical, IIRC. I would expect the decision to be between the B789 ($281.6m) and A338 ($259.9m). ...Jump to post
Looks like something may have changed with their plans to operate on the LGA-BOS shuttle. The A220 had been showing every 4 hours or so in early March, until today when I went to book it, and now I can only see it on one flight early in the morning. Have they switched it to somewhere else, or is the...Jump to post
Wiki says SNA has a 1,738m runway - that's getting pretty short for a 737-800, especially if that's the physical tarmac length and not the declared distances. So what’s the difference for AA, AS, and DL? Weight. Not only do WN have a higher seating density, they also still offer two free checked ba...Jump to post
What prevents starting a one stop service to Australia at present with 77W? Likely insufficient O&D. Why would a passenger choose XYZ-IST-stopover-SYD when they can go XYZ-stopover-SYD on a variety of different airlines. The assumption here is that all passengers have a one stop flight option. ...Jump to post
The Yak 42 is awesome - love the BuzzSaw noise! The wins for me: 1. Budapest to Astana. Yes it was WizzAir, yes it was an A320, but it cost under £35 and that value is definitely memorable. 2. Tashkent to Navoi. One of the very last scheduled Il-114 flights with Uzbekistan Airways. 3. Mumbai to Hyde...Jump to post
Not sure of the reason why, but G-POWM operated the GCI-LGW rotations on the 26th, G-POWK has operated to LGW so far today, although I see Aurigny's own 195 is now active at GCI. Whilst it's unusual, on 30 minute hops the A320 doesn't present any serious challenges into GCI - much longer and the wei...Jump to post
I would be very surprised if the longest scheduled flight was not in Russia, and not at all surprised if it was flown by UTair or a regional carrier like KrasAvia. Together these operate hundreds of scheduled passenger routes in the Russian interior, flying low frequency Essential Air Service / Publ...Jump to post
Cathay benefit from strong and higher yielding business o/d demand on HKG-MAD, plus Iberia's codeshare with onward connections to South and Central America. Personally I don't see the same premium demand with BKK, which is much lower yielding, but it would be interesting to see figures for premium ...Jump to post
As mentioned, MAH has service to all six. Last year whilst commuting from MAH to LON for work, I managed to fly to each airport within the space of about a month - unintentionally, I only realised whilst waiting for the last flight back to MAH one week.Jump to post
I think the problem with MAD-BKK is that that route was traditionally targeted to all-inclusive packages to Thailand and some connections to the area. With the ME3 being so aggressive to Thailand and beyond, Thai could not compete. But Cathay has been very successful in HKG-MAD so I can't see why T...Jump to post
I live overlooking LGW, I've noticed the police helicopter(s) hovering over several local areas in turn - most likely viewing potential targets for where this thing is being controlled from. What's interesting is that we have noticed several large drones over our land this past summer, and moving ve...Jump to post
No changes since last time, I think. Still missing the incredibly rare "1" and "X." I've just listed one airline for each letter. Feeling the pain regarding 1 - I actually remembered the same thread from a while back, so I looked up my reply... turns out a while back was 8 years...Jump to post
I'm not convinced about BKK. Thai cut their service to MAD in 2015, partly due to economic issues depressing demand, but equally due to strong competition which became untenable due to their cost base. Relaunching with new generation aircraft may help improve fortunes in a like for like comparison b...Jump to post
This is a pretty common dilemma, it's very common to encounter leases like this, or regional operators flying for mainline carriers. I log two pieces of information to reflect this: Organising Airline - who I most likely booked with and whose code the flight is again most likely operating under. Ope...Jump to post
I believe it turned out to be a huge scam and a lot of people are now missing significant sums of money. I think there's an ongoing criminal investigation into what happened. It certainly drew in some very influential people.Jump to post
Very good news that the Il-62 is international again. In 2019 - very cool. It could only be the Syrian A340-300 or the Air Koryo Tu-204-300 - the Il-62 is domestic only now. They have flown to Kuwait historically, Damascus is only 600-700km further, so long as the skies are friendly. It's not the sk...Jump to post
To reiterate, FlyBe has already been offered to everyone you can think of, in Europe and beyond. Rigby, Peel, IAG, Stobart, BMI etc... I'm told that even Hainan were approached. They are out of acceptable options. The company as it stands is worthless, they require a takeover and significant investm...Jump to post
Flybe have already done the rounds of IAG, Lufthansa, AF/KL and others in the last six months. None are interested. The announcement is trying to reach a wider audience beyond the obvious, and is only being made after efforts to sort this behind closed doors have proven unsuccessful. ^This. They ha...Jump to post
Ha Ha.... Those AZ tickets were fun.... They were awesome! I also did the NRT trip, back to back with the one I mentioned, so I landed in BRI from SIN, took the next flight to Milan, caught about four hours sleep, then did MXP-FCO-NRT-FCO-BRI. I was destroyed by the time I got back to BRI, somethin...Jump to post
Norwegian have aspirations to serve destinations in West Africa from LGW, among other destinations, with the 737-8MAX. I would anticipate easyJet to be considering similar moves with the A321NEO - there are some lucrative markets comfortably within range.Jump to post
You're demonstrating my point (lol?) They should not compete with the likes of the ME3, or any other carrier. Garuda apparently (if the announcement is to be believed) has something they do not - non-stop flights to Indonesia, and one stop service to multiple regional cities in Indonesia which other...Jump to post
The answer is not more capacity, lower fares or low yielding connecting pax - it just equates to trashed yields. This was the mistake made by many legacy carriers in response to the rise of LCCs. Garuda need to differentiate their product and grow margin. Don't join a race to the bottom and compete ...Jump to post
SIN-LHR will be very marginal with the A330-300, slight waft of a headwind en route and you'd going to be dumping pax / cargo or making a fuel stop. LHR-DPS on the return is many hundreds of miles beyond the range of the A330-300 so, unless they have some kind of magic fuel formula, it's going to be...Jump to post
The Dash 8 requires more than just a Twotter style NG warm-over to be competitive against new ATRs or the buoyant second hand market for 50 seaters. It's a 35 year old frame, which isn't well optimised to serve the kind of small and remote airports where it has maintained a niche. The -100's perform...Jump to post
Historically TAP operated a daily LIS-LHR flight with the A343 and, in recent years, (summers only I thought) there has been a regular A332 rotation. Perhaps if it has been operating in the past days it's been made year around. Really ??? When was that out of interest?. I don't recall ever seeing o...Jump to post
I can see Delta picking up some A330-800’s. The 800 is the true replacement right now for the 767-300’s and thoughts 767 are getting old. Unless Boeing can get off the pot and get going on there new plane. A338 is way too much plane to be a 767 replacement, I think DL has its eyes on the 797. It re...Jump to post