As stated prior, while ETOPS is a relatively new policy established in the 1980s, operators certainly operated aircraft in what today would be considered ETOPS scenarios. A now passed colleague at one time worked as a training pilot for Airbus and for long periods was living in Far East and early op...Jump to post
Is there a known waiting list of some sort of airlines wanting to switch from NRT to HND? I'm particularly interested if European carriers that I often use personally have a decent chance of switching, like AY or LX. Its not airlines perse, its more like nations. Many European nations are hoping to...Jump to post
Overland Airways ATR 72 5N-BPE caught fire while being worked on in Lagos. Cleary a W/O.
Pictures and video
http://dailypost.ng/2018/10/12/breaking ... ort-video/
https://www.icirnigeria.org/overland-ai ... s-airport/
And she's in Los Angeles now until Saturday.
First aircraft delivered via ALC lease. There will be a media event also at LAX on Tuesday 09 Oct. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Do2C_tyU0AANB4k.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Do2C_tyU0AANB4k.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Do2C_tqUUAA1fLi.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Do2C_tqUUAA1fLi.jpgJump to post
simpv wrote:I posted in the French aviation thread, but does anybody know how fast Joon can grow before it runs into problems with AF and its unions?
Effective March 31 2019, Joon will assume 4 additional Europe markets for AF. CDG-Madrid - 6x daily CDG-Manchester - 3x daily CDG-Prague - 3x daily CDG-Stockholm - 4x daily Routes flown with 174 seat A320 or 212 seat A321 equipment. https://corporate.airfrance.com/en/news/6-new-destinations-joon-sum...Jump to post
These national airlines such as GA-MH-TG largely seem as flying embassies and national work agencies.
While they speak of a desire of profits, its clearly not priority when it comes down to it.
With only 18 allowed movements an hour, airport really can't be opened for additional destinations as then the foreign nations would require equivilent number of slots for their national carriers. As is many airlines (AF/BA/LH etc) have to split services between LIN and MXP as there are not enough s...Jump to post
MAS chairman says he is stepping down by end of the year to focus on other business activities.
Malaysia Airlines Chairman Plans Departure by Year-End
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... y-year-end
Current restrictions at LIN date to decree from 2001 and were enacted to ironically protect/develop the now gone AZ hub at MXP that opened in 1997. Further legislation was passed in 2008 which suspended anti-trust laws and would bar competition authorities from intervening. Decision by EC also found...Jump to post
Don't worry. By 2022 they will move target to 2025, etc. :rotfl: Actually not sure why profit for sake of profit is so important. As can be seen TG is an important instrument for the nation in bringing in tourism and development of regions. Yes it might bleed money directly, but suppose it generates...Jump to post
Just bite the bullet and call it a fully national airline. No shame in having state run airline.Jump to post
Per June 2018 published consumer survey here is passengers views on the possibility of using cell phones on board in future. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-16/airline-customers-show-east-west-split-over-inflight-phone-links For US, 48% consumers want it to be allowed. Some nations l...Jump to post
Then that is a very good reason to avoid those foreign carriers who allow voice calls. It would be very helpful if someone could post a list of said carriers for everyone's awareness. Well one of the biggest vendors SITA says its Mobile ONAIR product has 24 airline customers with 550 aircraft fitte...Jump to post
Could be another competitive handicap for U.S airlines. I guess the question is how many posters have personally experienced this technology? I have and have not been bothered by people near me in conversation. Honestly if I did not see them holding their mobiles or with ear pieces, I would not have...Jump to post
gokmengs wrote:The infamous "presidential" 748 is out of paint hangar.
http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-h ... cikti.html
Frank comments by the CEO.
My feeling is that plan is to (smartly)focus on flying within the region and avoid costly prestige longhaul flying which negates the need for the 787 at the moment. Not even sure if A350 fleet will grow. Cheaper more basic A330NEO should be sufficient for future needs.
10th A330F for TK, TC-JOO (formerly with MAS) arrived in Istanbul from Marana Arizona on the 3rd.
The Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) is increasing the number of slots at Zurich Airport starting summer of 2019. Additional slots will be available on weekdays between 0545-0700 and 2100-2200. This slight expansion of capacity is made possible by technical measures on the ground, which...Jump to post
not sure what was going on, but doesn't sound like too much panic http://archive-server.liveatc.net/yssy/AU-Sat-Oct-03-2018-1930Z.mp3 @ 24:00+ and https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Fuel_Emergencies:_Guidance_for_Controllers or http://ifalpa.org/downloads/Level1/Briefing%20Leaflets/Air%20Traffic%20...Jump to post
Any chance United can sell their a350 delivery slots to other airlines? Or lease them out? history says, yes, well not other airlines, but other OEMs https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-boeing-airbus/used-airbus-for-sale-one-careful-owner-contact-boeing-idUSLNE84001F20120501 https://www.theglo...Jump to post
Look forward to a refreshed LIN.
Its such a convenient airport compared to distant MXP.when accessing Milan city.
Milan Linate airport is to close for three months next summer between July 27, 2019 - October 27, 2019. to allow for works on its single runway and terminal building. Majority of flight are expected to be re-routed to the Milan Malpensa during the period. Beyond the runway work, the airport is under...Jump to post
ridgid727 wrote:The reason all the SGU service is dropped at that time, is because the airport will be closed for aprox 4 months, to redo runway problems. Issues from the original contractor that built the airport.
Its all the same nonsense. For 20 years they have been speaking about a new airport.
Anyhow they are soon opening new terminal at Bole doubling capacity to 20mil.
https://www.ezega.com/News/NewsDetails/ ... w-Terminal
It was been rumored, but now its official. With the arrival of new AFKL boss Benjamin Smith, the CEO of Air France Franck Terner resigned. Benjamin Smith will also now assume role of AF CEO in the interim while board appoints a replacement by no later than December 31st. Terner was appointed CEO in ...Jump to post
RoutesOnline has an analysis about the new service. Highlights: O&D traffic demand (2017) 3,640 Growth % YOY 28.2% Average one-way fare $ (2017) $448.57 Flag carrier Royal Brunei Airlines is to resume services to Japan from next year after an absence of more than two decades. From 15 March 2019,...Jump to post
Who knows what the politics will be by 2022, but it seems to there should not be any issues for visitors. I have always found Qatar and Doha a very hospitable place. Much more manageable city and not over the top like Dubai. QR and Hamad International Airport will be ready to serve and put their bes...Jump to post
Garuda Indonesia is suing aircraft engine maker Rolls Royce for an allegedly fraudulent contract that was signed when Emirsyah Satar, who was later named as a suspect in a corruption case involving the British multinational, was the CEO of the carrier. The lawsuit is asking for 640.9 billion rupiah ...Jump to post
The budget committee of the Bundestag lower house of parliament gave the green light for the 970 million euro procurement of six C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from U.S. manufacturer Lockheed Martin, the source told Reuters. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-denmark-islamic-state/two-arrested-in-...Jump to post
Effective 15 Mar 2019 Royal Brunei will launch Bandar Seri Begawan – Tokyo Narita service 3x weekly using A320NEO. Last time BI served Japan was 1998 when it dropped KIX. In recent years it maintained a codeshare via HKG on Hong Kong Airlines to NRT. BI695 BWN-NRT 0035-0730 MoWeFr BI696 NRT-BWN 1200...Jump to post
Its not like putting crews in hotels in London and perdiems are cheap either.
Could be indeed the economics no longer favored a HKG crew domicile.
Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday a provisional deal to purchase eight Boeing Co 787 jets had lapsed and the airline was in talks with plane makers about the future of its widebody fleet. The national carrier last year signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to purchase the 787 jets value...Jump to post
Etihad Cargo, announced a refresh of its global freighter network that will be implemented commencing 1 October, 2018, as part of milestone in its strategy to simplify its route network. This means redeploying freighter capacity on core trade lanes that connect its hub in Abu Dhabi, and select marke...Jump to post
I am not sure about this. I have flown TG in business many times and it is usually pretty full and on my last A380 flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok it was full except for a couple of seats. That's a lot of business class seats. Flights I have taken Bangkok-Auckland were absolutely full in business....Jump to post
Reuters look at TG and its issues Struggling national carrier Thai Airways International is pinning hopes of a revival to its 1990s heyday on a new leadership team, jet purchases and improving its brand as tourism booms in the region. But the new president and chairman taking the helm are political ...Jump to post
I have no issues if the government want to pour piles of money into their airline, but yes ultimately they need to be accountable to their own citizens. The A380 at MH was a total prestige play. The envy of watching their cousins in Singapore lead a successful global airline was too much to bear. KU...Jump to post