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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Hawaii by "years end"
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... nd-439614/
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.
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...Jump to post
[ 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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
jeffrey1970 wrote:Will VN ever start service to the U.S.A.?
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
That is Finland and has nothing to do with SAS. Finland is not an owner of SAS - which are Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
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.Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I flew from Brazil to AEP and enjoyed the experience. Managed to reach hotel amazingly quick avoiding long drive from countryside EZE airport.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
"Qatar Airways is delighted to announce that all electronic items
can once again be carried on board all flights to the United States"
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...Jump to post
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.
I doubt El Al has any interest in the Israir A320 fleet, hence why they are being sold and leased back.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Have they talked about potential routes yet, or are they still planning NYC-Russia?Jump to post