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by mercure1
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilots Say Foreign Airlines Should Be REQUIRED to Hire U.S. Pilots
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: UA Pilots Say Foreign Airlines Should Be REQUIRED to Hire U.S. Pilots

But they are all different countries with different rules and regulations. Europe is a continent NOT a country. Norway is not part of the EU, neither is the UK anymore and Ireland is its own governing country. Thats like saying canada, Mexico and the USA are all the same because it is North America...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?

The entire business model is different. These lounges are first and foremost membership clubs. Pay the annual membership fee and you can use them on any fare and any route. The lounges are meant to be a revenue generating offering, basically an ancillary choice for customers. Only as a secondary of...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilots Say Foreign Airlines Should Be REQUIRED to Hire U.S. Pilots
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: UA Pilots Say Foreign Airlines Should Be REQUIRED to Hire U.S. Pilots

It is called flag of convenience. The US airlines are trying to stop this plague before it starts. Unfortunately Europe doesn't care for some reason. Its not that Europe does not care, but fact is UK, Ireland, Norway, etc are all Europe and considered part of single aviation market, so it's hardly ...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 59
Views: 9191

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

With such massive losses, I wonder if they have any profitable route worth hanging on to?

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN and IR in the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: VN and IR in the U.S.

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VN already applied for LAX service with A350s in starting in 2018.

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina ordered to pay US$320MM fine for 2008 nationalization of AR
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Argentina ordered to pay US$320MM fine for 2008 nationalization of AR

Good.

Expropriation of private assets is a horrible way to run a nation, and the properties rightful owners deserve to compensate for the loss of access and revenue from their assets.
As far as Grupo Marsans as I recall it was sold after being declared insolvent.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A300B2/B4 and A310 - Same Pilot Group??
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: A300B2/B4 and A310 - Same Pilot Group??

The A300b2/B4 had entirely different cockpits (3 man analog) compared to the A310( 2 man EFIS). A few late build A300B4s at some customers were built with 2-man cockpit option called FFCC (Forward-Facing Crew Cockpit), but those simply eliminated the FE position but still had older analog cockpit de...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs
Replies: 21
Views: 4764

Re: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs

[ 2. Flights to CDG instead of ORY, For many Parisians, CDG is far less preferable than in city ORY. Also ORY remains at heart of French domestic air network, so its offers superior connectivity. Interestingly La Compagnie was to be established at ORY as its predecessor by the same founder L'Avion ...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 48
Views: 12218

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Route supposedly to be announced July 25th.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 117
Views: 8635

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

I am not a Facebook user, so while maybe that might be an issue also, its not the root cause of pop ups appearing on my devices while trying to view this website.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs
Replies: 21
Views: 4764

Re: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs

http://www.businessinsider.com/xl-airways-la-compagnie-airline-merger-2016-12 Did this not happen? Or are they operating as two different airlines? Yes merger occurred in March and companies are under now part of "XL La Compagnie Group", with XL CEO Laurent Magnin leading the consolidated...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines buys six ATR 72-600s
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines buys six ATR 72-600s

Part of the deal also includes plans to provide engineering and technical support to parent China Airlines to set-up in-house capabilities for ATR heavy maintenance, up to C-checks in Taiwan.

I suspect this will lead to many additional orders in the future.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs
Replies: 21
Views: 4764

La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs

As previously reported following the merger of La Compagnie and XL Airways, the group was on the search for a replacement of the 757 aircraft. Per Jean-Charles Perino the vice president, the company has settled to lease the A321NEO with plans for delivery of 2 aircraft in 2019, and option for 2 addi...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 12246

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

For the most part it appears this went well today the first day of new requirements.
I heard about some gate screening backups at Europe airports, but nothing disastrous.

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 15723

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

Except, it's not. Citing small short term growth rates under the global average, while recognizing what's going to happen mid/longer term, is what the IATA actually states. You can't just ignore a population that is going to shrink by about 40 million from 127 million today, over the next 30 or so ...

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 27
Views: 1167

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

I don't think simply placing one's head in the sand and avoiding the US really does much except make you potentially miss out on experiences which you can have in the US. We are living in the world that has increased security and political issues so nations adjust. Its always been a process of jumpi...

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits

The needles US politics around Norwegian is so confusing. In this case Norwegian UK is as much a UK airline as is BA, Virgin Atlantic, Jet2com, Monarch, etc. As came out during the Norwegian Irish application, so long as European authorities certify the carrier and deem it valid including its owners...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman
Replies: 14
Views: 3621

Re: Qatar proposes to open 2nd hub in Oman

I am sure its related to the blockade by UAE/Saudis. If the Omanis are offering why not. The airport is new and Oman is trying to develop the area near UAE border more and also has a national tourism push also. At one time before the fragmentation of multi-nation Gulf Air and development of individu...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 7071

Re: Air India adds LAX

Now that the AI planned routes thread is locked, can this be renamed as part #2. I agree, there are too may new threads being started for AI and 9W/DL. +1. Can we do that.....? As IrishAyes said, there isn't really much information about LAX route to discuss only that one here. Then don't discuss i...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48626

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

DL also dropped NRT-LAX in 2016 (no longer willing to serve Tokyo double daily with existing HND-LAX).

If I recall also has DL not also dropped some Japan-Hawaii routes and capacity also?

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48626

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Japan is not a shrinking air travel market.
Regardless of population demographics, air travel continues to increase year over year, not only by the Japanese but growing inbound tourism as well.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump
Replies: 43
Views: 6581

Re: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump

Main reported the reason for slight profit decline from 2016 was due to higher input oil price cost and the air passenger tax implemented by the government in Norway late last year.
The overall performance was positive in all of Norwegian’s main markets during the second quarter.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skymark Airlines mulls reintroduction of widebody aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Re: Skymark Airlines mulls reintroduction of widebody aircraft

Remember they will likely do what ANA recommends for them to do.
Skymark is partially owned by ANA, there is ANA management on loan to Skymark, they code share with ANA and also ANA provides much of the back end support (ground handling, maintenance, admin) for Skymark.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 7071

Re: Air India adds LAX

Any idea on aircraft?
I see twitter post has 787 picture, but can the 787 make it, or does it require 777LR?

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN 1440 HAN to SFO July 10
Replies: 12
Views: 3096

Re: VN 1440 HAN to SFO July 10

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jeffrey1970 wrote:
Will VN ever start service to the U.S.A.?


They applied to service LAX in 2018 with A350 and published schedule

Vietnam Airlines applies for LAX - A350
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by mercure1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 19.000 passengers between Barcelona and California in June
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: 19.000 passengers between Barcelona and California in June

And your point is??

There already is >100,000 people that travel between BCN and each of the California cities anyhow annually, so now some utilize the nonstop.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2017
Replies: 142
Views: 11134

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2017

Besides the cabins, also lets not forget portions of 737 fleet has auxiliary fuel tanks and was purchased with Africa routes in mind specifically.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 7071

Re: Air India adds LAX

When did AI service LAX before. Why did they stop?

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 11677

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

You are right, but SAS is going to open new hubs in Málaga and London (LHR) so why not in Helsinki? The Malaga and London bases are to operate largely existing flights with lower cost crews, not create all new flying. Shifting ARN longhaul to HEL makes zero sense since Finland is not part of SAS, i...

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 117
Views: 8635

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

Unfortunately, this site has really become one that is full of spam.

These random adverts that hijack browser make for a terrible experience and scare me from visiting any longer.

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by mercure1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 11677

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

Helsinki :confused: :confused:

That is Finland and has nothing to do with SAS. Finland is not an owner of SAS - which are Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 8445

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

No doubt the ME3 and other carriers like the rapid growth from China creates major business activity from the US plus all the consumer benefits from the flights themselves.

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22899

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Its easy for him to say that since he can essentially 'buy' new 'slaves' from poor countries ad infinitum. Except the ME3 hire plenty of cabin crew from first world nations, such as Europe, Australia, and even the U.S.. In many cases ME3 pay and benefits is also better than what's offered at home. ...

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22899

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

It seems to me many people who have not flown on many of these foreign airlines simply do not see or understand the poor state of service from crews at US major airlines. There is a reason why major US airlines do not win global customer service awards. It takes a lot more than simply new planes, ne...

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza
Replies: 37
Views: 5645

Re: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza

Shame.
I flew from Brazil to AEP and enjoyed the experience. Managed to reach hotel amazingly quick avoiding long drive from countryside EZE airport.

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22899

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Out of curiosity why does the US not utilize fixed term renewable contracts for employment? For any job on society, not just cabin crew?? But in case of cabin crew, if the US had fixed term contracts, people could come out of school, work maybe two 5-year contracts and then move onto other more perm...

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by mercure1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 59
Views: 9191

SAA bailed out by government again

The South African government has had to step in to pay a USD$166.5mil looming loan repayment from South African Airways (SAA) to prevent the national carrier from defaulting. The move follows a USD $350 million bailout by the government in 2016. In a statement, the South African Government National ...

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 9521

Re: TXL to be kept open

Terrible decision for everyone. Keeping the TXL dump open will further fragment the Berlin market, leaving airlines, passengers, and taxpayers paying for it all.

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by mercure1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL
Replies: 16
Views: 3900

Re: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL

Might all be related to changes in CX management teams including at CX cargo. Could be they view the business differently and wanted to bring AHK back.

Also for CX is certainly helps that cargo has been a recent bright spot in performance.

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS to resume NRT and CPT routes
Replies: 13
Views: 4225

OS to resume NRT and CPT routes

Austrian Airlines has confirmed it will relaunch flights to Tokyo, Japan, and Cape Town, South Africa in 2018. Beginning May 15, 2018, Austrian will offer up to 5X-weekly Vienna-Tokyo Narita services and carrier also plans a return to Cape Town, South Africa, with 2X-weekly seasonal services from Oc...

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by mercure1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 9548

Re: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights

QR statement:

"Qatar Airways is delighted to announce that all electronic items
can once again be carried on board all flights to the United States"


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by mercure1
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways planning Sarajevo flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2387

Re: Kuwait Airways planning Sarajevo flights

The popularity of travel to Bosnia from Arabian Gulf region has existed for since the end of the Balkan wars. Arabs also are participating in many infrastructure and development projects in Bosnia which obviously helps also drive air travel demand. So no, its not surprising that KU joins fellow Arab...

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 9901

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

newibnbattuta wrote:
Shocking and very coincidental! things are moving very quick at 9W.... Vinay Dube from Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific for Delta Air Lines becomes the CEO of Jet Airways.


That was 4-months ago!

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by mercure1
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al to buy Israir to Meet Low-cost Competition
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: El Al to buy Israir to Meet Low-cost Competition

I doubt El Al has any interest in the Israir A320 fleet, hence why they are being sold and leased back.

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by mercure1
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 9912

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

Any idea why HNA Group keeps HX afloat? What's the business case behind this airline, what are they trying to achieve? Likely pretty simple - provide alternative home carrier option in the large HKG market. Remember the airline goes back almost 20-years, and Hainan showed up and started with a mino...

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK After 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 6572

Re: TK After 2020

Per TK Q1 investor update they estimate a narrowbody fleet of 344 frames by 2023, so its quite plausible this will grow to >400 a few years later.

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 9912

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

Does hk airlines have any mileage/codeshare partners in the US? Nope, and I still struggle to understand why DL hasn't moved heaven & earth to partner up with them... heck, even an extensive interline would seem beneficial! And now even more so. Being able to offer LAX, SEA, and YVR to HKG coul...

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

Have they talked about potential routes yet, or are they still planning NYC-Russia?

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by mercure1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 9912

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

Hong Kong Airlines = another piece of the Hainan juggernaut

I suppose HX will have the benefit and use the HU staff and facilities at LAX, plus the sales organization in US?

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