The airline has decided to scrap plans to begin offering premium economy product with introduction of A350s. The airline also announced it will retain its first class product with the arrival of the A350s, although with four seats to be offered. The A350 configuration will be F4C35Y247 http://www.or...Jump to post
Irehdna wrote:Does a B77W have the range to do DXB-SFO?.
What nonsense. Things are booming. Its a matter mathematics. As numbers get larger obviously growth rate tappers. Also as some mentioned politics guides where Chinese travel. Loss of one nation is gain of another. In 2016, 100 million Chinese traveled outside the country. Thats an amazing number. No...Jump to post
Not a thing!! The maintenance is the same if not more, the piloting is the same if not more expensive, the ground handling is the same, There's No real advantage unless you can get crews, ground handling, and Maintenance at a lower cost. You are assuming its the same employees. Many cargo subsidiar...Jump to post
A Reuters story from May 19 says "...political sources say the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is furious about Boeing's allegations. . Trudeau should be more furious how a nation got itself in this pickle and somehow ended up nationalizing what should be a for profit comme...Jump to post
downdata wrote:It's not like the ATRs are selling like hotcakes...
Could be good outcome for Bombardier to find partner with deep pockets and also might help open door to Chinese orders for various family aircraft.Jump to post
FSDan wrote:I believe it's something like this as of now:
tphuang wrote:I just don't see how there can be enough o&d traffic to support this.
Air Afrique was largely composed of Francophone nations in West Africa and was formed in early 1960s with the assistance of Air France.
Nigeria was not part of it as it was neither a Francophone nation nor for fact it already had its Nigeria Airways established.
You have entirely missed the existence of the original Nigeria Airways flag carrier, one of the largest airlines on the continent, and certainly most important in West Africa. We should not confuse restarts using the same name such as the Virgin venture as being anything of similar stature. Formed a...Jump to post
QIK is very much easier to train and utilize for staff versus convoluted old school commands that original PSS systems like Sabre and Shares utilize. The overlay which in essence translates commands back into the legacy PSS and can be linked to other systems as well are utilized by many dozen airlin...Jump to post
There was interesting story last week of behind the scene of how this purchase came together.
https://skift.com/2017/05/04/for-the-fi ... -airplane/
Yes Air Austral returned to profitability in 2012.
For longhaul wonder if UU will lease in 787 or 777 capacity for MD. Certainly having common fleet model to replace the A340 would be efficient across both airlines.
Last week Air Austral (Reunion) signed an MOU and announced a 10-year plan under it will manage and seek to reposition loss making Air Madagascar as a "regional leader". Under the recovery plan the goal is to make Air Madagascar with turn over of US$420 million profitable within 3-years wi...Jump to post
Because people particularly business folks prefer overnight flights. It also maximizes connectivity at home hub.Jump to post
Its nice he elected to step away from his executive title, but remaining as board chairman will still provide him a platform to influence and look over the shoulders of any new executive hired. To me having 5 Beaudoin family members on the board is hardly ideal for transparency and independent manag...Jump to post
One must remember problems at Bombardier go beyond aerospace division and also effect the other side of the house.
The rail division is experiencing its own serious operational fiascos and financial challanges.
The question is will the Beaudoin family who hold majority votes heed the concerns and loss of trust from investors, or will they ignore them and continue remaining in charge? Maybe they should swallow their pride and step aside a little, otherwise it might come back and haunt them next time they ar...Jump to post
Pretty impressive how well Southwest scores with consumers. Shows that for more people basic and friendly service from point A to point B is what they want.
This follows Southwest being awarded the frequent flyer program of the year, plus best customer service at the Freddie Awards two weeks ago.
Lighten up people. Celebrities, politicians, other well known people around the world end up with pies in their faces and have a good laugh made of them. Joyce is not the first, and wont be the last. Hey there is even a game you can play at home to practice. http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_i...Jump to post
Today Emirates signed a MOU with Luxembourg-based Cargolux for a strategic partnership. Described as the first of its kind between a mainline airline and a specialised freighter operator, it will allow the two carriers to cooperate and offer their complementary strengths and shared values. Under agr...Jump to post
Alliance Air India signed agreement for lease of 10 ATR72-600 last week.
Media story says announcement this week
http://www.travelandleisure.com/airline ... ban-europe
Makes sense as existing ban rather poorly targeted as it does nothing to stop people to travel via European airports to reach the US.
Bloomberg says DL in talks to push 10 A350 deliveries back by 3 years.
Delta Is Said to Consider Delaying $3 Billion Airbus Order
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... rbus-order
AF says its looking at 11-abreast option for model
https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2017/05/0 ... st-layout/
A380 fleet however not a priority and wont be updated till around 2020.
OS says it will acquire its 7th 777-200ER frame under lease from AerCap. Ex Aeromexico frame is due for delivery in January 2018. This follows arrival of another former Varig/Aeromexico frame last month. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170503005757/en/AerCap-Signs-Lease-Agreement-Austrian-Ai...Jump to post
I dont think new terminal matters much, nor will make JED a new global hub.
SV also has large ops at RUH which won't change also just recently received new terminal. Matter of fact entire Saudi Arabia is on a massive airport facility building program.
Not only pilots but inter-union employee council representing hostesses and steward groups were unable to reach decision in support of Boost project last week as well.
http://www.air-journal.fr/2017-05-01-ai ... 80936.html
Alliance Air India signed agreement for lease of 10 ATR72-600 aircraft from DAE Aerospace for delivery later in 2017. Alliance already operates 10 other ATR42/72 aircraft. http://atwonline.com/leasing/india-s-alliance-air-lease-10-atrs-dae Interesting in story also states that DAE plans to build an ...Jump to post
Not just codeshare, but MileagePlus partners also at one time. As you say, how things have changed in the industry.Jump to post
Good for Boeing, this should be investigated. By regular financial measures, the project should be dead and instead public money is being directly used to prop up production while aircraft are sold at below cost, the same argument Brazil lodged with WTO. Dumping planes is no different than dumping s...Jump to post
Do these listed lease amounts account for things like various maintenance accruals (aircraft/engine/landing gear)?Jump to post
Its amazing, on one side the airlines complain how they are losing money on the new Cuba routes and weak loads, and other hand they fight each other to secure additional traffic rights.Jump to post