Lets be honest Bombardier has a perception problem and lacks market confidence.
A rebrand as an Airbus product helps build market credibility and commitment in program.
Its can only be a good thing for products long term prospects.
Listed traffic certainly not indicative of actual demand. For example from Paris only a fraction of listed 2mil pax actually visit DXB or DOH. LIsting of actual demand from various cities would be more realistic overview versus simply total traffic counts between major hubs which obviously are exage...Jump to post
ANC-NRT ESAD is roughly 3600nm using the 85% headwind probability figure. Easily within the estimated 4000nm range. ANC-PEK is around 3810nm ESAD during the most challenging headwind months. ANC-ICN is ~3810nm. ANC-PVG is 4330nm ESAD so it would only be feasible with a better SFC outcome or a lower ...Jump to post
http://newsroom.united.com/2018-04-17-U ... erformance
UAL reported first-quarter net income of $147 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.52, pre-tax earnings of $184 million and pre-tax margin of 2.0 percent.
Well it was always a risk relying on Russia.
Wonder what the future holds for all the other charters the Russians perform for Western firms including US government?
Well DAM is certainly a military target so it being leveled would be appropriate. Airport serves as gateway to endless supply flights from places like Iran and Russia.Jump to post
Yes you can certainly remain at the airport however you will be in the public area which is rather bare. I don't even believe there are any concessions open all night due lack of flight activity. What is quite common is visitors spend one night in PPT either coming or going as you have seen inter-is...Jump to post
With pending JV, I doubt Qantas has any interest in being on the bad side of the DOT or having outstanding issues. I must say, I’m with QF on this one. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to transport passengers on JFK-LAX if they’re connecting to a QF coded and sold plane out of the country? Because code...Jump to post
Well Qantas has a big plane to fill from JFK so probably happy to try to sell any extra seats it can. But of course the whole thing is quite questionable as even in GDS there is a big warning about no-local sale and online customers only. I dont believe many would consider connection to another airl...Jump to post
A hard curfew seems quite logical and in line with practices at many other major European airports (AMS, FRA, ORY, ZRH, etc)
Airline industry needs to learn to become a better neighbor and in return for expansion at LHR should willingly give up night ops in return.
It seems while HNA Group has its issues, the airline still generates profit. HU has been profitable last 9 years. Hainan Airlines, reported a CNY3.32 billion (USD$525 million) net profit for 2017, up 5.9% year-on-year, on revenues of CNY59.9 billion in line with analyst expectations. Hainan Airlines...Jump to post
I find it interesting that after two foreign CEO which made the though cuts and followed a strict restructuring plan, there is now a local former pilot placed in charge that is talking about longhaul adventures again. Would be sad if airline fell back into its old ways.Jump to post
In this story dated March 20, 2018 Fernandes says they are meeting with both Airbus and Boeing The expansion plan in Japan includes long-haul routes between Japan and Europe, as well as Japan and the U.S. AirAsia is in talks with both Airbus and Boeing to buy more wide-body, long-range jets. Fernand...Jump to post
AirAsia confirms talks with HNA about potential partnership/asset sale.
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/AC/Air ... -purchases
Cypriot airlines have trouble maintaining some of their European links let alone far flung long haul adventure to US of all places. To put things in perspective the entire population of Greek Southern Cyprus is 800,000. There certainly must be larger cities even in the Americas that don't have a JFK...Jump to post
I am not sure El Al is an attractive option for those outside Israel, or non Jewish passengers. Honestly in many decades besides one person I have never known anyone to fly El Al that was not Israeli or Jewish. While Israel is certainly an interesting destination to visit and seeing increased arriva...Jump to post
As former CEO Jaan Albrecht stated in an interview - with OS marginal financial performance, it would need to "earn" the right to justify longhaul fleet expansion. OS has no god given right to long haul ops. By acquiring used frames, atleast is can keep expense down and hopefully allow rou...Jump to post
Per French media Starlux to lease 10 A321neos for operations starting January 2020.
On widebody front looking at 14 frames with decision due by end of this year.
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-03-14-ta ... 95832.html
Additional strike notice announced for March 30 by the inter-union grouping three pilot unions (SNPL, SPAF and Alter), two flight attendants and stewards (SNPNC and UNSA-PNC), and five ground staff (CGT, FO, SUD, CFTC and SNGAF), So now we have upcoming strikes March 23 and 30. http://www.air-journa...Jump to post
He said Cathay would continue to focus on its turnround programme this year, and was hopeful the decline in passenger yields would slow “as global economic conditions improve”. :confused: :confused: Odds are if anything we are likely headed for another global slow down in the next few years. What w...Jump to post
Negotiations have ended with the company refusing staff proposals. March 23 strike to proceed.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-airfr ... KKCN1GP2M3
Concept of ownership is a very basic rule when it comes to bilaterals and it would be wholly reasonable any UK airline seeking to utilize UK traffic rights be primarily of UK ownership.Jump to post
First flight from ORY will be April 22.
https://www.lacompagnie.com/en/la-compa ... -schedules
Looks like they manage to receive even more slots at ORY as summer schedule will be 13x weekly to New York from Orly!
LAX is one of my favorite US gateways. Very reliable and rather easy to use. While terminals might need some work they are far better than before and new TBIT is fantastic. I would rather deal with any downsides of LAX than for example deal with delay and reliability issues of airports like SFO or J...Jump to post
They have been trying to sell stakes the non-core businesses for a while.
In December press story it was estimated the lease unit value was USD 900mil, so this $1.18billion deal is quite good. Last year it was also reported sale could be to a Korean company. Instead BBAM is California based company.
From 18 June 2018, Air France will transfer its Paris-CDG – Mumbai service to Joon. Operated daily by Airbus A340. Press release: http://corporate.airfrance.com/fr/actualite/laissez-vous-tenter-par-mumbai-avec-joon http://corporate.airfrance.com/sites/default/files/styles/main_image_node/public/joon...Jump to post
US integrator has sued the European Commission for US$2.1 billion over its decision to block the takeover of TNT in 2013, a decision that was later fully overturned by court in 2017. The suit seeks to recover cost associated with the merger along with punitive damages covering lost earnings as drawn...Jump to post
Unions will have consultations next week about establishment of further strikes. Pilots union will separately consider establishment of longer term work stoppage that would exceed 6-days in length. http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-02-26-greve-a-air-france-lintersyndicale-se-reunira-le-5-mars-5195088.h...Jump to post
One of the two runways is set to close for 45 days in April and May 2019. The southern runway at Dubai International Airport, which last year handled over 88 million passengers, is “nearing the end of its design life”. The runway will close from 16 April to 30 May 2019 for resurfacing and replacemen...Jump to post
Even in Europe with our strict labor laws and social net we have plently of low pay jobs be it at the airport or working as a clerk at a market or attendant at gas station. No dpubt working these positions can be challenging to support a family, but I think the point that people must start somewhere...Jump to post
Time to move forward not back.
Sure Sabena might have nostalgia for some but it was an endlessly troubled inefficient company.
Personally I hope LH Group further builds out the Eurowings brand and formaly folds SN into it. Very apt name for airline hubbed in the capital of EU.
Regarding asphalt versus concrete since Istanbul is in earthquake zone asphalt which is more flexible is likely beneficial as once concrete slabs joints become unaligned the runway becomes very rough ride. I also presume since new airport is built on land which was only recently filed in and leveled...Jump to post