Air France considers joining Delta with ownership stake in Alitalia https://www.ttgitalia.com/stories/trasporti/149029_air_france_e_il_vecchio_progetto/ https://www.lastampa.it/2019/01/16/economia/air-france-punta-a-entrare-in-alitalia-allo-studio-unalleanza-con-delta-AgiuLe3o0knoDWaSL3ftTM/premium....Jump to post
655 of 1,200 flights canceled at FRA
https://www.dw.com/en/airport-strikes-a ... a-47082150
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has not renewed SriLankan Airlines’ registration for 2018-2019 under its Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), prompting several foreign operators to suspend code-sharing with the beleaguered national carrier until it complies with IATA strictures. SriLa...Jump to post
Does anyone have any clarity on what work responsibilities will go where now?
Will sales/marketing be out of Chicago. Who assume engineering/design responsibilities etc.??
Airport security personnel went on strike for the second time this week, this time affecting airports in Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. The strike at Stuttgart airport began at 3:00 a.m. local time on Thursday while the strikes at the Cologne/Bonn and Dusseldorf airports began at midnight. Munic...Jump to post
News from owners of XL Airways that they plan to reconfigure existing A330-200/300 fleet with a premium product offering. They also have "ordered" (via leasing company?) a pair of A330-900NEOs for delivery in 2020. With new NEO will be able to offer routes such as Paris-China routes. http:...Jump to post
And you know that they are doing well on their other flights in Latin America? HAV-CCS is not doing well (that flight has more sinister motives). And Turks have no beaches nearer by than Cancún?? As for Mexico-Middle East / C.I.S. traffic: what is the yield x volume? Havana portion certainly is. It...Jump to post
Yes this is posted already in the excellent Turkish aviation thread with additional details. So it’s finally gonna happen at last. Due to minimal ties and a plethora of other connecting options, this is unlikely to be a popular or busy route for a long time though, however 3-4 weekly should work. TK...Jump to post
All is fine, nothing to see here.
Just one of the hundreds of regular excursions across the industry.
Also no need to turn this into a TK thing.
RAM does sell CMN-Europe from the USA and I know its niche,small, etc but boy do they have West Africa well covered. B6 helps as always but recent occurrences in Morocco unfortunately will not. That map hardly indicative of realistic connections. AT hardly offers much frequency which makes most con...Jump to post
Singapore-based lessor Avation has exercised options for eight ATR 72-600s, scheduled for delivery between 2020 and 2022.
Avation already manages 16 in-service ATRs at seven airlines.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-454756/
Why has KLM reduced from 3 to 2 and now 1 daily frequency to IST? They operate the 737, mainly the smallest -700 (some days the -800), while TK, PC and KK together serve 10 flights in total of which 4 wide bodies. I often fly this route with KL and its always packed so I wonder why they reduced to ...Jump to post
Two of many more to come. Folks at Tarbes will be busy with A380s in coming years.
We cant say this comes as a shock.
Operationally MNL is a mess and when security officials themselves are implicated in things like the well publicized bullet scam you hardly know who you can trust.
Yes certainly not a shock. What I dont like about these JVs is that instead of airlines pricing independently creating many potential options for the client, with JV pricing tends to be more similar and inline with each other. The competitive dynamic has changed for the worse in many situations. Let...Jump to post
Slots sales, or what is often referred to as the "gray market" as seen at Heathrow is a rarity. Matter of fact its illegal in most of the world as slots simply do not belong to airlines but belong to agencies that manage them. There is also ample history that slot sales hurt competition by...Jump to post
Tarom management says they could leave the Skyteam alliance if talks over the carriers membership do not produce positive results. RO claims membership in Skyteam which they joined in 2010, has created disadvantages for the airline including high fees and has not resulted in enough offsetting benefi...Jump to post
Thats an exotic flight.Jump to post
AZ says it seeks to have closer ties with AF/KL and DL.
https://skift.com/2018/12/13/alitalias- ... rance-klm/
Based on this flight https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N841HK/history/20181207/1930Z/KSFB/KBED the bird was N841HK, a 17yo E145LR that started its life as a Crossair 145. Normal 85% wind airway distance on BED-CLL during DEC is over 1850nm. The normal useful range of a E145LR w/ ~30 pax and normal...Jump to post
Embraer and Brazil’s government plan to challenge a Brazilian court order that prevents the company and Boeing from finalizing their proposed commercial-aircraft joint venture (JV)
http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/embr ... v-approval
Its been building up for a long time, so cant say its a shock.
Back in November, they balloted to approve a strike over the Christmas holiday and here we are.
First, this trip MUST end at SAN. I've done enough long-distance traveling to/from LAX, and while I might have no problem departing from LAX, at the end of a big international trip, it's much more comforting to see Balboa Park than Century City. The trip AFTER this one (2020) I am hoping to depart ...Jump to post
Odd thing is the incoming government has been supportive of the deal so long as the defense portion of Embraer remains in Brazilian hands.Jump to post
Privatair Germany and Switzerland have filed for insolvency
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... insolvency
I dont recall the number, but at one of the IAG investor events it was mentioned that the AA JV provided the group several million incremental passengers. I presume much of this is at LHR onto what was historically loss making European services. So it would also certainly benefit BA by getting as co...Jump to post
Good. Ignore all the doom and gloom airlines were worried about. It seems pretty clear future UK air service deals will be virtual carbon copies of existing rights.Jump to post
Its been announced by Hop! Air France boss Alain Malka will remove its 14 ATR-42/72 aircraft by summer 2020. 8 ATR will be removed in 2019, and remainder in 2020. Carrier will instead rely on all jet fleet focused on 50-70-100 seats using its 62 E145, CR7/E170 and CRK/E190 equipment. Also to further...Jump to post
Aren't these numbers a bit excessive for adding just 1 77F? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1409069 :shakehead: Besides that recent 777F order, TK fleet is scheduled to grow by 36 frames in 2019 and 38 in 2020 per their Q3 investor update. The airline is growing so needs mor...Jump to post
Adria is on verge of collapse and had to get EUR €4mil cash injection only last month and is now looking for another €4mil. This is in addition to €10mil committed in the last two years. Its seen its largest loss since 2012 and few weeks ago announced shrinking its route network.Jump to post
This was posted a few weeks back.
Due continual loss making, fleet being moved to profitable Malaysia and Thai units.
Walloon region yesterday provided a loan of 4 million euros to the airline. This loan should allow it maintain its operations until "spring". https://www.air-journal.fr/2018-11-24-la-sogepa-valide-un-pret-de-4-millions-deuros-en-faveur-dair-belgium-5207600.html Airline also says it seeks t...Jump to post
Euroberlin was a joint airline between Air France and Lufthansa which serviced West Berlin prior to Germany's reunification in the 1980s using 737-300s making use of the Air France traffic rights to the divided city. It was shut down in 1994 after LH was able to serve Berlin itself.
The translation of https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-transport/0600198467381-air-france-va-reduire-sa-flotte-dairbus-a380-2224287.php states that it is EUR 45M per frame. I believe the difference is entirely around cabin refit vs. also the heavy maintenance overhaul cost. In staff...Jump to post
Good riddance. Its been well know AF has always had difficulty making these craft fit within its network. Filing aircraft was not the issue, but AF with its expanding CDG hub waves has increasingly desired to add frequency, not gauge. The A380 arrived at AF after the world had changed. The order was...Jump to post
flyingclrs727 wrote:Would TK have the GE90 engines rated at 115 K Lbs to enable a common set of spares between their 77W and 77F fleets?
Its either error and flights are really operated by A330F, or its subleased capacity if indeed A310. As fleet list shows the former TK A310F have either been scrapped or stored for several years https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/search?fleet=Turkish-Airlines&manufacturer=Airbus&s...Jump to post
Bravo. An Italian solution as the government had stated was the desired outcome.Jump to post
So far - F-GUGR.
Not sure what the plan is because of Joon president previously said they actually sought to secure more larger frames - A321 to support A320s,