What monthly rental cost? Amedeo owns the plane and, presumably, is foreseeing a circumstance where they have no other use for it (no other airline wanting to lease it). So, for them, the plane is essentially free. Amedeo probably financed the planes on terms closer to 20-years, so they still have ...Jump to post
ANA has consistently won awards for being one of the most punctual airlines globally. For 2016 they were in the top-10 of most punctual in the world with 85.5% rate. https://www.flightstats.com/company/media/on-time-performance-awards/ ANA also published monthly ontime statistics. Ontime departure r...Jump to post
Look forward to using the new airport. I expect it will be a great experience, and will provide THY lots of freedom to grow more. I must say it seems only the Chinese rival the Turks in major infrastructure projects. The number of rapidly built major projects in Turkey over the last decade has been ...Jump to post
Its the proverbial phrase - when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I dont see the 20 new A380s ever arriving, but more case of Amadeo trying to figure out what to do with existing fleet when they come off lease. Seems like 2022 is that critical date. Not sure the world needs a 3rd A380 charter o...Jump to post
I love the CP Air name, though I have doubts about the viability of using small planes when they are competing against mainline players in market.Jump to post
What posted in Reply 7 is not the winning tower design. Here is the winning design http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_eye/2016/01/06/160107_EYE_IstanbulACT1.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg More renderings http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/01/07/istanbul_new_airport_s_air_traffic_c...Jump to post
As the court found, it had nothing to do with being Jewish, but instead rightfully everything to do with holding an Israeli passport, which is a passport not recognized nor allowed to transit Kuwait.
The airline offered to rebook the passenger on other airlines to BKK instead.
Its interesting to note that per Corsair CEO, a merger between airlines is possible since TUI is now again looking to sell its stake in the French longhaul airline.
http://www.tourmag.com/Aigle-Azur-la-fa ... 90214.html
David Neeleman has acquired a minority 32 percent stake in the second largest French airline company Aigle Azur (and oldest private airline in Europe founded in 1946) by purchasing stake formerly held by family owned Weaving Group. The family owners behind the airlines for several years had been loo...Jump to post
AF is considering dropping its LAX - PPT flight Air France has been on strike for a week now, and has previously made same exact threats as they have continued to serve the islands for decades. It seems to be regular tactic for negotiations. well, not sure about France, but it will still be violati...Jump to post
Corsair International and Aigle Azur have announced they will enter into commercial partnership. Carries will focus on jointly marketing their networks via codeshare and joint affinity program partnership. Special focus of commercial partnership will be to strengthen activity in Africa with carriers...Jump to post
Per IATA GHC which was held in BKK last year, their own traffic statistics and country profile indicate that 96% of paid air travelers to Thailand do it in economy class (one of the highest in the world per presentation). The sliver of premium traffic is small in comparison and drowned out by leisur...Jump to post
I was in Berlin this summer and many, many locals boasted that Berlin is now the third most-visited city in Europe behind London and Paris. My friend and I found that shocking given how poor flight connections are from the U.S., at least in terms of lack of nonstop flights. Coming from BNA, it requ...Jump to post
This seems like total fiction, not based on any notion of reality. 6,886ft. A 787-8 cannot take off with a reasonable payload to LHR on that runway? The Boeing airport planning documents, which have the takeoff - weight charts seem to show that it can do so, perhaps with a small penalty. Have you co...Jump to post
it's kind of amazing that there is that much demand for BKK-LAX given that the route is not currently being served and that there is such a small number of Thais in LA relative to Filipinos. Might be less than Filipinos, but according to Wiki, Los Angeles has the worlds largest Thai community outsi...Jump to post
Sam Chui got video tour of new suite product.
Its very interesting they are so desirous to return to USA, where by their own admission that never made a profit during 20+ years of service.
Clearly, this desire is either ego or politically driven. Hardly based on a solid business case.
Airbus beset by corruption probes, internal turmoil and ongoing production issues are becoming messy.
Intrigue Of Shakespearean Proportions Unfolds In Airbus’ Top Echelon
http://aviationweek.com/commercial-avia ... op-echelon
Great job THY.
The company certainly has been very nimble and rapidly adjusted to changing market conditions and still managed to prosper.
In news this week I also ready Turkish exports are to hit all-time historic high in 2017 as well, so it seems broader economic picture is looking up.
Amazing Q3 financial results for TK Turkish Airlines reports net profit up 278.8% to company record US$939 million for 3Q 2017, with revenues up 23.1% to $3.6 billion, and cash and cash equivalents at $2.4 billion at period end. https://ftnnews.com/news-from-turkey/33307-turkish-airlines-announces-u...Jump to post
There have been many comments about hotel supply. Remember NZ flew :LAX/PPT/AKL for many years as The Coral Route, and hotel availability was not an issue. I think you missed the previously posted statement that hotel room capacity is 17% lower today in French Polynesia than it was in 2001. Between...Jump to post
Per internal ATR note, deliveries are 2020-2024 for firm orders. Options obviously can stretch this out longer.
This provides good ongoing long term stability for ATR family.
First Joon A320 in hangar
As mentioned most fare types have a point of sale restrictions. Nothing bias, just the manner international fare rules are constructed.Jump to post
So, he does not want low-cost opportunities for Tahitians? Like in Hawaii, many locals such as students, families, seniors, public sector workers, can receive various discounts already on air transport plus special benefits like additional baggage allowances. Its a type of local social benefit airl...Jump to post
US airlines sure did over estimate demand for Cuba.
Both destination choices are a bit odd however as neither is a typical holiday vacation spot, with Santa Clara not even on the ocean.
SY might have had a better chance selling packages to more traditional vacation spots like Varadero.
China is becoming the worlds largest in many industries - auto, shipping, clothing, electronics, etc, so why not airlines and aviation sector also.Jump to post
Maybe you dont realize but hotel room count in French Polynesia is 17 percent less in 2016 than it was in 2001. A couple typical large Las Vegas hotels have more rooms than on all 118 islands of FP (about 3000 rooms). So adding flight capacity without supporting hotel capacity particularly in the lo...Jump to post
Why doubt? China is already represents nearly 600mil annual enplanements as the second largest air travel market behind USA, and its growing at a rate of 7.2% which can displace the US market with its much smaller 2.3% growth rate. http://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/PublishingImages/major-domestic-mar...Jump to post
No doubt about it, the future is in Asia. I recall seeing an IATA slide presentation that showed the development of air transport by decade from the 1920s and how the center of gravity went westward from Europe to middle of Atlantic towards the US, and now that center has jumped eastwards and sits t...Jump to post
Say what you will of Gaston Flosse, but he is correct that FP is an expensive destination and dumping a plane load of mass market tourist without things like ample hotel capacity will be problematic. The biggest benefit of such flying will likely be existing clients which could see TN be forced to m...Jump to post
I really don't see that happening. Why would Cathay Pacific leave OneWorld because of China Southern for Star which has Air China and Shenzhen Airlines in it already? CA owns 30% of CX, and CX owns 18% of CA. Even a potential merger has been contemplated in news this year between the airlines, espe...Jump to post
One of articles mention ANA is drawing down 767 fleet as more 787s arrive, so those frames could be handed over to LCC subsidiaries.Jump to post
BBD cutting 280 jobs in N.Ireland.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/201 ... rbus-deal/
US private equity company Cerberus Capital Management proposes full takeover of Alitalia that would allow carrier to remain independent
https://www.ft.com/content/5e2be592-b89 ... 9?mhq5j=e5
Corsair used to have a similar route, ORY-OAK-PPT using 747-SP's. Yeah, I was wondering if a French LCC wouldn't be better off using OAK as their stopover. SFO is just getting so packed. SS moved their stop to SFO from OAK as the transit experience was terrible with hundreds of pax being held in a ...Jump to post
Unless FrenchBlue can control access to cheap hotel capacity which is in very short supply in French Polynesia, they are unlikely to prosper. That is why Corsair had to pull out. Also historically SF Bay - French Polynesia service has never succeeded. Minerve, UTA/Air France, Corsair all tried and d...Jump to post
legacyins wrote:This article is a little over a year old and not sure if it is still relevant. But this is the thought from TG at that time regarding the restart of US service.
Regarding SFO, does Thai even have any relationships with United? I thought they ended all their codesharing several years ago. TG is even more distant from UA that SQ is. Also on SF versus LA, does Los Angeles not have the US largest Thai community? Certainly servicing ethnic demand is big part of ...Jump to post
How about going back to the 767 if Boeing refreshes it?Jump to post