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by Aither
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership
Replies: 860
Views: 51409

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The core of the short haul market is 150-250 seats. I don't see what Airbus is trying to achieve here. They should focus their resources on the products they have.

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by Aither
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 584
Views: 117285

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Good it landed safely.
Air France seems to be trying very hard to break every Airbus aircraft types they had.

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by Aither
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5174

Re: Global US hubs?

Not a lot of connecting from different countries but a lot from different states... I agree geography would anyway remain an issue. The traffic is split between east and west coast. The fact airlines cannot aggregate the traffic in one single point greatly limits the ability for US airlines to opera...

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by Aither
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 2269

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Do Europeans complain about everything? The USA makes up about 40% of departures per day globally. It should be no surprise that it makes up a large percentage of the content as well. Other large markets like China are engineered and controlled by a regulator, so there isn't much to discuss. I also...

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by Aither
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 2269

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Yes Technically speaking it's possible to satisfy everybody : some boards with subforums give the choice to display on the main page all the messages from all subforums or selected subforums only. I think more topics should remain displayed on page 1 (maybe 75 topics). Reduce the space between each ...

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by Aither
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6487

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

So far it's still more expensive than flying BA...

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by Aither
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9570

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think every route is going from one point to another point ... or maybe you are talking about the "point to point" passengers (passengers who don't connect) ?
In that case UA and AA are already carrying a lot of point to point passengers. So I don't see the point you are trying to make...

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by Aither
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 23878

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

People should not be surprised to see Turkish ordering very big aircraft. They have some of the largest connecting traffic waves in the world at IST. Contrary to the general feeling, adding frequencies is not the optimum solution. The A380 (especially second hand) would make more sense but the relat...

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by Aither
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 8977

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

It will further "complexify" the fleet management of airlines.

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by Aither
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy
Replies: 23
Views: 5652

Re: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy

I wonder what CAAC is trying to achieve here. On secondary long haul routes all airlines are losing money but the big carriers were compensating with more profitable flights from PEK & PVG. They want to increase international competition there but there is already extreme competition with airlin...

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by Aither
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48579

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

That's the type of operator I was talking about in another thread. I think the rationales can be good and these second hand A380s could even be some "kick ass" aircraft on some transcon markets.

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by Aither
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 117
Views: 25554

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

We have "parked" some 787s as well... or maybe this was just about standard fleet management. These A380s are "early birds", probably not performing as good as the latest ones. With a standard seat configuration the seat cost is still the best and the ownership should be very low...

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by Aither
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 104287

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

What were you expecting? fares to Asia in general are crazy cheap and have been for awhile.. Part of it I call the A380 effect. If i want to connect through Korea I can go most places dirt cheap and I have. It has nothing to do with the A380. It's mostly because of Chinese airlines that are fightin...

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by Aither
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian A380's
Replies: 26
Views: 6790

Re: Malaysian A380's

What counts is total ticket revenue for a flight vs the cost of the flight and upkeep cost. It is abundantly clear - that MH cannot operate the A380's at even break even cost on a routine bases. , "abundantly clear" they cannot operate the A380 at "even break even cost" and yet ...

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by Aither
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?
Replies: 32
Views: 4060

Re: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?

There is no evidence that the trend is toward so called "point to point". In particular since the rise of Internet. The relative success of the 787 versus the A380 is one example. Not to mention that the market generally shows a preference (ceteris paribus) for direct over indirect, which...

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by Aither
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?
Replies: 32
Views: 4060

Re: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?

It depends on what you mean by "sustainable." The long term trend is towards point-to-point travel, which naturally works against megahubs/connecting cities. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and to some extent Qatar are all working to make themselves more like Hongkong and Singapore (Dubai so far has bee...

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by Aither
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?
Replies: 32
Views: 4060

Re: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?

F100 is right, it's around 40% local. I think it's definitely sustainable for 3 main reasons: - First the current market shares of EK are still low (what makes them big is because they well connect thousands of O&Ds, not because they have high market shares on each O&D) - Secondly, around th...

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by Aither
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11876

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

That would be so cool if they could fly the A380 direct to Hawaii at least on a seasonal basis.

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by Aither
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing setting up new unit "Boeing Avionics"
Replies: 17
Views: 2556

Re: Boeing setting up new unit "Boeing Avionics"

It's like in the car industry, took years before they realized they outsourced the profits more than they outsourced the costs. It's going to take a decade to re-develop the skills in house.

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by Aither
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 58
Views: 17361

Re: Scoot applies for US service

Japanese airlines will start to pay the price of being too conservative.

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 25809

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

Like most US airlines (but more than the others) the twin aisles of AA are flying on medium ranges on average -but still need a lot of range for a handful of routes. For this network configuration A330neos make a lot of sense, in particular the -800. It's good to see a US airline looking at this air...

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 13627

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019

Very few aviation analysts understood that EK was not a chance for the A380 program, but a main culprit for the lack of A380 sales. The "point to point" debate is irrelevant since the number of route openings per year is very stable. So this was certainly taken into account when deciding t...

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 11351

Re: First Joon routes announced

FlyRow wrote:
First routes of the cheaper Air France Airline will be:
Paris - Berlin / Porto / Barcelona / Lisbon.


So these are mostly summer destinations starting in autumn.

Makes total sense.

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3531

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

However, the trend with long haul flights seems to be more routes with smaller planes. The trend is also existing routes upgraded with bigger planes ... we have to be careful with averages -and- the fact there is a lot of publicity around routes being opened and much less around routes being shut o...

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10945

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

Whatever the outcome of the investigation at the end the general public will only remember "french staff beating british passengers".

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8882

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

Thanks Bestwestern. I would never consider HGH as 3rd airport of Shanghai, considering the distance between the two (1.25h bullet train rider or ~2h drive time via motorway). It's like calling Nagoya Airport the third airport of Osaka or Tokyo. Nagoya is really separated vs. Tokyo while Hangzhou is ...

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10945

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

If true, the reaction of the airport worker is "understandable". That said, understandable does not make it right. Had the airport staff member kept his cool, this passenger would likely be facing assault charges instead of the staff member facing legal and employment repercussions. Agree...

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8882

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

I would not consider Hangzhou as a secondary city. It's the 3rd airport of Shanghai. If one US airline can make it it's certainly UA from SFO. For the other US airlines if they really want to operate to the secondary cities with their own metal I think they would have been better of having a hub in ...

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8882

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

Expect 2 or 3 exceptions, only Chinese carriers can make the transpacific secondary routes work - considering in many cases 2/3 of the trip cost can be subsidized for a period of at least 3 years. Yet US airlines are not that vocal like they are against the ME3. My guess it's because it's a new mark...

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by Aither
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 10945

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

There is a video on the SUN website. Before making judgment on the french etc. you should better watch it. Although the employee should be fired for losing control it is clear that it was the passenger who first attacked the employee physically.

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by Aither
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 7197

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

Agree with PanHam. When on many flights you have up to 80% of connecting traffic, you don't care that much which hub you are going through as long as the connecting banks are there. Lufthansa's strategy is to control the traffic, not let the traffic control the airline.

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by Aither
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18386

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

A321 is popular in the US also because fleet planners still don't want A330s on domestic routes. The (too much) focus on keeping yields high is really preventing the guys to make step changes in capacity.

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by Aither
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 39499

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Wasn't it recently send some of their newly minted A380s to storage due to overcapacity? With US and EU hitting them hard on subsidies/ tax preference 'accusation' and 'closing their skies', where are they are going to deploy those new 20 A380, if the rumour is indeed true? Even if they are meant f...

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by Aither
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 33320

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

VLAs are nothing but capacity dumping machines. It's a bit simplistic. When the regional jets have been replaced by the 737/A320s from the LCCs it could be been seen as "capacity dumping machines" . But the fact is LCCs are making greater profits with their "capacity dumping". H...

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by Aither
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 33320

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

It's a bit funny to see Boeing being the victim of the new so called "point to point" strategy of Lufthansa... A recent interview from LH's CEO clearly shows they are going to do more multi-hubs as the economy/yields from Germany allows that. 777-9X therefore becomes too big except maybe f...

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by Aither
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 160
Views: 18189

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

As a millennial myself Joon just comes across as Korean to me. . Yes, or Chinese (like Loong Air) Might as well just named the company iJoon if they wanted to continue "old man out of touch with youth trying to be cool" theme. My feeling as well. I fear many of these spin off airlines hav...

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by Aither
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 64
Views: 10844

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

Let me tell the essence: These problems only exist because the French side doesn't want to work significantly harder for the same pay. That's it. I think there are a lot of preconceived ideas. Studies from the OECD show the opposite : more working hours for the french and more productivity per hour...

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by Aither
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 64
Views: 10844

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

AMS is a better hub because it's smaller, not because it' more efficient (like MUC versus FRA). From my experience, the KLM crew is rude and the food is clearly well below average. I think all of this is based on a lot of preconceived idea. We have to be fair, connecting at CDG with AF is no longer ...

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by Aither
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X ditches European expansions plans
Replies: 55
Views: 8516

Re: AirAsia X ditches European expansions plans

MaverickM11 wrote:
Yep. Longhaul LCC still doesn't work.


It works. That's the 200 back seats of Emirates A380s... no long haul LCC can compete against that. They better try fighting against the Japanese carriers.

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by Aither
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 173673

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

11ab is interesting. The A380 when comparing with similar cabin layout already had the lowest seat cost. The marginal costs of these 11ab seats must be very low. It can be used as a sub class to compete against some ultra low costs airlines on certain markets.

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by Aither
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77898

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

seahawk wrote:
If you can serve the market better with an extra family and can sell 4000 frames it is worth it.


There is always a balance between serving the market better and operating a fleet the most efficient way. Good fleet management has more leverage on profits than a few points of fuel burn advantage.

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by Aither
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77898

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

From the aviationweek article :" that it is not a single aircraft they are looking at, but a family with different range and seating versions" Yes it has to be a family, one type would not work. But still prefer to have a few sub optimized aircraft than having too much types to deal with. ...

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by Aither
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 173673

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Matt6461 wrote:
Be careful with taking "routes" as some exogenous, metaphysical fact to which airliners must respond. Looking at DXB-LHR in 2000, one surely would have said its pax numbers didn't justify 8x daily A380's.


Happy to hear that. That's something which is too often neglected here on A.net.

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by Aither
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77898

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

As stated before many long haul aircraft aircraft in Asia do up to 3 short rotations between 2 long haul flights. Also the MoM would be too small in capacity to replace many of these twin aisles. Never forget the revenue part of the equation... The MoM could very well end up doing transatlantic kind...

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by Aither
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77898

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

Boeing are doing the right thing in taking great care to ensure whatever they do launch, leaves Airbus with a real challenge in countering. The problem I see (and I guess, quite a few others), is that their target area is extremely small relative to most programs. For comparison the 787 program lau...

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by Aither
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77898

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Or maybe we will get a funky aircraft with the front like a single aisle and the rear like a widebody, "Y" shape fuselage ! :)

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by Aither
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77898

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

The Boeing MOM keeps getting larger. It started out as a 757 replacement, but is now the size of the 787-8. And as they speak to airlines little doubt the seat count will further increase. We could read this as an acknowledgment that the 787 does not manage to shoot down the A330 on shorter segment...

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by Aither
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77898

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

In my opinion, there appears to be a lot of opportunity for airlines with a 250 seater, 5700nm aircraft. Imagine what it could do for an airline like Vistara, for example. Airlines like MH or TG could use it well seeing as their market share is being eroded by intense competition. Airlines like KU,...

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by Aither
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-CDG downgauged from A380 to B77W, Freq up from 7x to 10x weekly
Replies: 25
Views: 5514

Re: SIN-CDG downgauged from A380 to B77W, Freq up from 7x to 10x weekly

Yes and it's a shame, SQ had everything to compete effectively against the ME3. Such an innovative airline should have realized that the best long haul low cost flight they could have got was a high density back cabin of an A380, which could also be cross subsidized by the upper deck thanks to their...

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by Aither
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 77898

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

keesje wrote:
That will be interesting, what airlines think. They are not that vocal unfortunately. SUH is..

I'm an airline I'm always happy to have more choice...as long as I'm not the one paying for the development costs !

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