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by mercure1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 330
Views: 81325

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Reading documents amazing the Delta T2/3 project runs till 2022.

Amazingly slow process to remodel the facilities.

I wonder why??

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 330
Views: 81325

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

It seems to me many Skyteam airlines are quite happy with remaining at TBIT, so I am not sure we will ever see people like AF/KL, or KE being co-located with DL directly. Yes there will be link to TBIT eventually, but I dont see ST members want to be next to DL just because they are members of singl...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 17
Views: 2228

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

I am not sure either HU nor CZ would be welcomed in OW while CX is around. HNA group owns two airline in HKG that compete increasiy aggressive against CX while CZ its growing international hub only 120km from HKG. I am not even sure competiton authorities would ever allow CX to do anything with the ...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris Costa Rica applies for US authority
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: Volaris Costa Rica applies for US authority

Interesting how in Latin America we see so many transnational airline brands such as Avianca, Copa, Latam and now Volaris.

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31326

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

IATA is a trade organization, not a legal authority. Things like US DOT, Transport Canada, UK CAA, etc are the ones that define that is permissible or not. Personally, I am not aware of such restriction for check luggage. Airlines cannot accept such shipments as cargo on passenger aircraft, but not ...

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31326

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Clearly a security alert.

Compliance should not be an issue. You notify passengers at check-in to deposit their electronics in luggage and then rescreen at gate to ensure.

I believe LHR had a similar alert for few days, several years ago.

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14307

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

Pegasus is selling 7 Boeing 737-800 to Air Lease Corporation in order to speed up the fleet transition to an A320neo fleet. No surprise. As noted in Reply 86 by LAXIntl, at their earnings event they stated they were looking to dispose 738 frames before their heavy checks due as part of more rapid t...

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and its A340s
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Re: air France and it's a340's

340 fleet has already been shrinking.
Latest idea as announced in February is to move the remaining frames (10) to the "Boost" low cost/longhaul concept then shift to A350s in 2019 subject to negotiations.
Either way the most recent internal fleet plan shows 340 out in 2019.

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group Invest in Asiana
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: HNA Group Invest in Asiana

Its interesting to note, Kumho Holdings recently bought into inflight caterer Gate Gourmet Korea which HNA owns. So seems expansion of relationship from that.

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18
Replies: 16
Views: 2949

Re: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18

So much for BKK being all low-yield and dominated by the ME3. It is low yield. Have you looked at dirt cheap fares including premium cabins? For LH specifics, BKK was one of the first markets where LH removed sale of F class on most flights back in 2013. Additionally LH has stated it assigns A380 o...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14307

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

Typical NIgeria. They take 'consumer rights' very seriously including arresting executives.
Its all nonsense but such cases happen often but can have negative and odd outcomes for airlines.

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France union calls for strike
Replies: 23
Views: 3811

Re: Air France union calls for strike

Another round of cabin crew industrial action is planned between 18–20 March.

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14307

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

TK has opened an arrivals lounge at IST for business class and Elite Plus clients on longhaul flights.
Its open 0500-1300 daily, offering showers, food, library, and free clothes ironing.

Image

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA Compagnie merges with XL Airways
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

Re: LA Compagnie merges with XL Airways

The companies have legally merged. The new XL Airways – La Compagnie Group consolidated revenue will be more than €400mil and more than 800 employees, including two owned tour operators, Héliades and Crystal. La Compagnie’s founder and CEO, Frantz Yvelin has stepped down while XL Airways CEO Laurent...

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by mercure1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14307

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

Was there not rumor Sun Express was being sold instead?

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9482

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

I would expect unions in the US to smartly bring this to the attention of Trump administration, and have AA get publicly shamed for this move.

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish referendum
Replies: 62
Views: 1796

Re: Turkish referendum

Lets not forget the fact this is not Erdogan and AKP just pushing for the constitutional referendum, but one of the two primary opposition parties (MHP) supports a yes vote also. Frankly its way overdue Turkey reform and adopt a more modern constitution and move away from its 1980 military imposed g...

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by mercure1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 5355

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

Secondly, security is an issue with either country. I do not know how European carriers staff flights, but I've read that this is one of the many reasons, U.S. carriers haven't wanted to start service to several countries. You are more likely to be involved in tragic security incident in place like...

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9482

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

IF GRU is similar to the EZE operation its more about "deep cleaning" then C or D checks. ITS about the type of stuff that can be done between the time the planes arrive early in the morning and they leave in the evening. Dont think AA needs a USD $100 facility to dry clean seat bottoms. ...

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 228
Views: 14307

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

It's not that difficult. Operating loss before investments USD 291mln Operating loss after investments USD 130mln Loss before tax USD 59 mln Loss after tax USD 77mln What excellent results for TK. So much for that doom and gloom stories of absolute disaster. The Minister of Foreign Affairs said tha...

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to pull out from Reggio di Calabria
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Alitalia to pull out from Reggio di Calabria

Considering Italian labor regulations, just operating a few Roma flights likely only increase the losses. AZ likely would be stuck with much of the same staff and overhead for fewer flights, an even worse recipe.

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by mercure1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to pull out from Reggio di Calabria
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Alitalia to pull out from Reggio di Calabria

Alitalia experienced EUR €6mil loss in the market.

Reggio Calabria as with many existing Southern regions should also likely be designated under public service obligations but without such subsidy why should airline continue absorbing losses.

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9482

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

Presumably any new or additional work done in Brazil is work being done someplace else today.

What do AA labor agreements say about foreign base?

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 85
Views: 21532

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

yycdel wrote:
Where can we see all the runner ups?


Look at the ANA press release linked in Reply 37.

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US carriers at IST?
Replies: 26
Views: 6047

Re: Why no US carriers at IST?

Why would consumers chose a US airline when you have such a compelling product being offered by a strong competitor like TK? Even at the most basic level if fares were the same, things like onboard service (food + IFE), baggage allowances, etc give an TK advantage. TK during summers has something li...

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Back on Expansion Mode?
Replies: 35
Views: 6286

Re: JAL Back on Expansion Mode?

JAL chairman says >>> JAL will keep growth in check, Onishi says http://atwonline.com/airlines/jal-will-keep-growth-check-onishi-says and another one with more details http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/jal-keep-growth-check The government set growth limits on JAL after the airline exited bankruptcy ...

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by mercure1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 6906

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

Are you jealous somehow? Jealous of the French? Hilarious. Overpaid? Not really, French are not even the highest paid in Europe. Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, UK all have higher average wages for full time equivalent workers than France. If French workers want to be p...

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by mercure1
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 6906

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

Even if the strike is for a legitimate reason, why strike for a WHOLE week? Surely the disruption caused by just 1 hour or 1 day of striking would get peoples attention to these issues? This way it looks more like a problem with their work-ethic and/or they'd like a couple of days off. Take KL for ...

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by mercure1
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 6906

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

Today I could see the same thing happening again if a president were to threaten the right to strike. And still that's what needs to happen. All French should be denied the right to strike permanently. They earn more than enough and can easily handle a cut, that still leaves them with very average ...

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by mercure1
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 6906

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

What do crime and riots in the US have to do with strikes at Air France and by the French ATC workers? Yes there is crime and violence in the US but for the most part it is not committed by airline workers or air traffic controllers. Are you saying French aviation employees are comparable to Americ...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 6906

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

For all the generalizations of France, French workers are actually quite productive. They beat many European peers including Germans and Brits. https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2015/jul/13/french-workers-more-productive-brits http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/28/the-persistent-myth-...

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by mercure1
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 6906

France plans 5-day ATC strike

Air traffic workers part of UNSA unions have filed notice of planed industrial action from 05.00 on Monday, until 19.00 on Friday next week. Strike will effect all 3 of French airspace sectors in Brest, Bordeaux and Marseille. As result the French civil aviation authority DGAC, is will ask airlines ...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to cut 1,800 Jobs in Seattle area
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Boeing to cut 1,800 Jobs in Seattle area

This is old news really. This is part of already planned cuts announced last fall.

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6155

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

And Mexico City is the biggest city in the Americas. North or South. Period. Just like Tokyo is the biggest city in the World. MEX might have many people in the metropolis, but its not as important of a global city. Its not a Alpha++, or alpha city, which there are several in the Americas - NY, Chi...

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by mercure1
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6155

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

PanzerPowner wrote:
So after watching Miss Pilot for the 500th time, I looked up ANA 73, and eventually, it spiraled into me noticing that ANA operated flights from HND-MEX and Aeromexico operates MEX-NRT.


ANA services NRT not HND on MEX flights.

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by mercure1
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France union calls for strike
Replies: 23
Views: 3811

Re: Air France union calls for strike

One of the smaller pilot unions ALTER has joined CGT call for industrial action and filed legal notice of intent for 24-hour strike for March 7.

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by mercure1
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air ready for Europe launch; plans Embraer Phenom order
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Surf Air ready for Europe launch; plans Embraer Phenom order

I could see European business travelers and independently wealthy folks being attracted to such model.

I suppose these flights operate from FBO like facilities also which makes the travel process even more appealing compared to commercial flying.

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by mercure1
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 9489

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

Good news for Delta if such a venture becomes reality. I do wonder however what DL will do with Japan as it shifts focus on Korea? Japan still one of the worlds largest travel markets in the world (2nd in Asia after China), and its US rivals will be left with a huge advantage in such a large market ...

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by mercure1
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?
Replies: 49
Views: 6155

Re: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?

They dropped a few routes, but I wouldn't say that makes it a failure. Well they have jettisoned more than half of the routes... Not exactly spectacular success. More akin to naive dart board planning imo.. DL could have done much better in Africa if they leaned on the insight and many decades of e...

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by mercure1
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France union calls for strike
Replies: 23
Views: 3811

Re: Air France union calls for strike

There is debate in numbers now, but this week AF released financial information that showed senior executives received 40% percent increase bonuses based on 2016 performance. Company later revised this figure was really 17.8% increase, and the 40% mentioned in documents was incorrectly stated. Regar...

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by mercure1
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots to vote on Air France low-cost airline plans
Replies: 38
Views: 7258

Re: Pilots to vote on Air France low-cost airline plans

Federation of 4 unions have yesterday issued a declaration to CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac, reiterating that no compromise will be possible as the Boost project "represents a direct threat" to labor. Unions complain they are at an impasse of negotiation and AF has failed to take consensus appro...

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by mercure1
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France union calls for strike
Replies: 23
Views: 3811

Re: Air France pilot union calls for strike

CGT does not represent pilots. The pilot unions are SNPL, SPAF and ALTER. CGT (General Confederation of Labor) covers portion of ground staff and cabin crew. Yes its playing out in media news that AF management receive very nice bonuses from big profits while company at same time demanding cuts and ...

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by mercure1
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA acquire majority stake in Peach, turn into full subsidiary
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: ANA acquire majority stake in Peach, turn into full subsidiary

Vanilla Air is remnants from the aborted Air Asia Japan venture. Vanilla hubs at NRT with domestic services and also Taiwan, Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Has 11 A320s. Peach main hub is Osaka Kansai with domestic services but also service to Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand. Has 1...

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by mercure1
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?
Replies: 49
Views: 6155

Re: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?

I would not expect DL at NBO. Not only has DL Africa dreams have largely been a failure, but more importantly Kenya would be served 1-stop, all the while DL continues to reduce such 1-stop flying. DL has pulled its 1-stop India service and continues to trim the many previous Far-East 1-stop services.

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by mercure1
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46233

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Its quite common for partners to help or lend slots between each other. Just look at DL at LHR and deals it has done with Skyteam partners and VS. What I find more interesting is that one day DL complains about foreign airlines with government support, but next day willing to make a deal with anothe...

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by mercure1
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overflying Israel
Replies: 19
Views: 1507

Re: Overflying Israel

Hello, firstly take a look at the international airways route structure in the region. There really are no routes that transit via Israel except for accessing Jordan and second route down towards Sinai into Egypt. Second remember Israel has difficult relations with nations in the region so obviously...

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by mercure1
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda applies for LAX
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: Garuda applies for LAX

Is the GA A332/A333 fleet even provisioned for longhaul operations? Do they have crew rest facilities for example?

When GA resumed Amsterdam with A332, they operated via Dubai so the sectors were not very long.

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by mercure1
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda applies for LAX
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Re: Garuda applies for LAX

You guys are making presumptions that getting/adjusting slots at NRT is so easy.
Airport operating at capacity with record movements counts these days.

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