Out of curiosity do you have counts for CDGLAX? If I recall correctly that is the second largest US market from France.Jump to post
While we agree Hong Kong was likely a terrible performer for Delta, I am not sure routing via ICN is the best outcome for customers, especially those in non-US gateways looking to get to Hong Kong. The via ICN routing creates an second additional connection stop, when there are so many US-HKG nonsto...Jump to post
Thank you for posting. Across Atlantic, it really shows the dominance of links to London from the US. For Latin interesting to see only two routes from MIA. Was always under impression Miami was US hub for Latin America flying especially with the benefit of AA hub feed. Also for Pacific impressive l...Jump to post
First non-test aircraft planned to land at the airport will be on Thursday when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to make visit to new airport.
https://www.dailysabah.com/business/201 ... t-tomorrow
Will he be in his A330?
AFKL board on Thursday has presented new proposal to the Air France Central Works Council in order to respond to the concerns expressed by employees. The inter-union council however has decided to maintain strike plans for 23-26 June saying parties were scheduled to meet again on Monday. http://www....Jump to post
Its the coallition of 10 unions
(more details in French)
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-06-09-ai ... 99994.html
Next set of strikes announced - 4days commencing June 23.
http://www.france24.com/en/20180609-air ... e-end-june
Also reports that interim non-executive chairperson will meet with unions next week and present a new offer aimed at ending the dispute.
CA A330 arrived FNJ also. Media says part of preparations to move N. Korean delegation to Singapore.
I saw nice photo of runways complete
Apparently, EASA calibration flights have been completed and runways are usable.
http://www.kokpit.aero//image/data/3.%2 ... ndir-2.jpg
Should a taxpayer pay to save a private Company? Seems right to you? Personally, I would have no problem. A national airline can very much be a key component of a nation's infrastructure and be a utility. Matter of fact I think the problem goes back to AZ being privatized to begin with. Should have...Jump to post
Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says it will not sell Alitalia in pieces and if necessary the state is ready to step in to save the airline.
https://www.panorama.it/economia/aziend ... a-salvini/
Accor for several years now has planned to become a travel services company/brand, much more than simply lodging provider.
Accor has been on an acquisition binge adding to its portfolio of companies, and something like Air France with its millions of loyalty members would be an interesting add.
Italian Senate voted 264-0 to move sale bid date to 31st October and to extend EUR900mil loan facility to December 15th
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-449044/
Will Air Baltic even be around to take delivery of all these planes?Jump to post
Still does not solve that Q400 is costlier to operate beyond being costlier to acquire.
Its simply too much airplane with expensive engines when a Toyota will do fine.
Is the airport even an authorized point of entry with sufficient staff and facility to handle international flights?Jump to post
ET at one time served IST.
They also announced resumption in 2016 - 3x weekly 737 which I dont believe ever happened.
https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/corpo ... detail/691
Airfares are definetly getting cheaper. In US, Europe, Far East, etc The influx of LCCs and full service carriers like ME3 have made travel affordable for millions. Since you say you are from Europe, think back 20-30 years and how market was locked up by old national carriers charging exorbitant far...Jump to post
I have long said, AZ should revert to national airline. No shame in government ownership of air transport company (per ICAO over 60 percent of global airlines have some form of government participation). In many ways airlines are both a critical utility and global ambassadors for nations, so let the...Jump to post
Wonder what they will do with MI staff and labor agreements. Will they be merged into (higher cost) SQ ones? If so does not sound like a recipe for success.Jump to post
Yes its good they are making money, but as they warn, there is increased competition from cadre of LCCs in the region, and company must adapt focus on serving this budget sector.Jump to post
Union states that plan additional strikes in June. Dates TBA
http://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/em ... es-in-june
Our EU lawmakers can make whatever declarations they desire, but does not stop fact that neither US parts can be exported to Iran, nor that private business will have to choose doing business with Iran or the US. For most its not a choice at all. I guess my point was that if the US starts to sanctio...Jump to post
Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines does not have strong enough finances to renew its long-haul fleet in the near future, per Lufthansa chairman & CEO Carsten Spohr. “Ten percent of our [Lufthansa Group] aircraft is based in Austria, but only 4% of the group’s profit is generated there. The f...Jump to post
216 out of planned 279 flights on Wednesday cancelled. http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-05-16-greve-a-brussels-airlines-seulement-63-vols-assures-mercredi-5198868.html Chance of agreement is small as SN tabled no new proposal at todays negotiations https://www.demorgen.be/binnenland/kans-op-akkoord-is...Jump to post
Frankly, its too simplistic to compare direct cost between companies like AFKL to LH or IAG or any other airline. Each nation has its own social conditions that will directly drive costs such as labor and taxation. In addition, each nation (actually city ) has its own cost of living and labor market...Jump to post
Tuesday's ruling in favour of the US, which brought the case on behalf of plane-maker Boeing, brings an end to a dispute which began in 2004 over $22bn in improper subsidised European state financing for Airbus. Analysts said the decision could lead to sanctions as early as 2019, and could be the &...Jump to post
Outcome hardly a shock. Its no secret EU states have greatly aided Airbus and its projects. Afterall the entire endeavour was a pet project by national governments to start with. So yet again Airbus+EU get admonished for offering monies for projects outside of normal commercial terms such as the ben...Jump to post
Amazing part as one of the linked articles mentions, it took the Thai government some 40-years of planning to deliver Suvarnabhumi Airport and they certainly were aware of the geological faults of the site they chose, yet failed to properly engineer around them.Jump to post
Well at least on Airbus frames, the vertical stabilizer and rudder come as singe assembly, so it can be replaced entirely for TK.Jump to post
AZ released its informational Q1 earnings. It experienced EUR 167m operating loss, which is major improvement from €279mil loss in Q1 2017. Sales were reported up 6 percent in 2018. This is all while things like fuel cost rose, but cost management in other areas (such as labor) provided good savings...Jump to post
For those that call Norwegian a flag of convenience, you really fail to understand that Norway, Ireland, UK are not in any shape equivalent to nation like Liberia a true flag of convenience in the shipping business. Norway, Ireland and UK have some of the strictest labor laws, and certainly are high...Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:I cant believe this isnt a bigger deal on this site...this is a fundamental realignment of their hub thinking for NY
Brussels Airlines’ pilot union has called for strike action on May 14 and May 16. Pilots have been in contract negotiations with dispute largely centered on pay, and working conditions including clarity from Lufthansa about the airline’s future. One thing I read in another source was a desire for th...Jump to post
Guess pilot union never gave up. Maybe they will now.Jump to post
More money again! The South African government has agreed to make a further cash infusion into its loss-making national carrier, . An SAA spokesman confirmed the government has committed to making a R5 billion ($407 million) cash injection into the airline. The new payment is the latest in a series ...Jump to post
What do the employees make relative to their peers elsewhere. None of the rest of this much matters. I mean I get that it does to them. But on a business run on this thin of a margin you can’t be a huge outlier on employee pay and be profitable. It’s imposisble. Are Air France employees underpaid r...Jump to post
Janaillac shot himself by risking his job on a company-wide referendum which many from day one said would fail. Offering meager 7 percent raise over 4-years to employees many of which have had their pay frozen for 4-6 years including having given concessions was a sign of how far he was out of touch...Jump to post
Hardly appropriate to blame pilots for industrial actions at AF. There are 10 unions that represent a broad coalition of jobs from ground staff, engineers, cabin crew and pilots. As far as Jean-Marc Janaillac he cut his own head off by putting his job on the line based on results on a company-wide r...Jump to post