[quote="SCQ83"] They have always marketed themselves a bit of a "premium" low-cost. Flying from main airports like LGW, GVA or MXP probably helps. I even know today people that wouldn't fly Ryanair out of prejudices that are happy to fly with U2. Not always. The airline has come ...Jump to post
Wonder if the next step is possibly selling their LHR slots Why would they do this? They didn’t sell them when they were in the red , so why would they do it when they are in expansion mode? Sooner or later their very quick expansion will catch up with them and/or a downturn in the market or increa...Jump to post
Virtual737 wrote:Just a small point but I don't believe Etihad is or classes itself as the national airline of UAE. Abu Dhabi alone maybe.
Swiss National team on their way right now on ZRH-KUF LX8910 HB-IOO (321)Jump to post
I was reffering to summer seasonal destinations in Southern Europe from NYC. For UA They are ATH, VCE, and OPO which just started this year. MAD and BCN are completely different markets that can sustain year-round service from EWR. FCO and LIS have matured from summer seasonal and are now year-roun...Jump to post
Sounds like GVA will become a Cseries base as LX continues reshaping its GVA operations in search of better financial results. GVA is already all CSeries since last summer, except for a helvetic E190 wetlease that mainly operates to LCY and ZRH-GVA that operate with any/all aircraft Swiss have. The...Jump to post
Noticed yesterday when I passed along GVA airport that the open area from the cargo building down to the Ferney tunnel, along the Voie-des-Traz has been filled in and forms a single tarmac with the taxiway. Anybody know what this additional space will be used for ? Off terminal parking positions ? ...Jump to post
They really seem to have no clue what they are doing. They seem to want to break a record for the number of times one can change a livery.Jump to post
YXXMIKE wrote:There seems to be some speculation from Flieger Faust that Ilyushin Finance have found a client for their 20 frames and he specifically mentions an airline with lots of red in their livery. Thoughts?
Given that the majority of passengers travelling on EK between LHR and DXB will be connecting to other EK services, BA are doing quite well in operating up to 3 flights a day based on O&D demand only. You're very much downsizing the fact that BA have a hub in LHR and can feed LHR-DXB as much as...Jump to post
PanHAM wrote:Looks like Mr. Lauda got cold feet. The dip into the Cookie jar was too big, obviously. I hope he doesn't have to Change his Name , Niki O'Lauda
One has to be very careful with what the media has quoted based on the interview Kluhr gave to Agefi, the story is a lot different to what was posted above (the article is very long in French, here are the main ideas): "At Geneva if we were to fail in our objective to be profitable again, the L...Jump to post
I can't help thinking that the decision in favour of Eurowing has already been made. There was no real reason to raise the subject of Eurowings again, so it seems to me that after a long silence, this new interview is simply meant to gradually prepare the public opinion and their staff of a coming ...Jump to post
Swiss will remove snacks and beverages for passengers with Economy Light tickets in short-haul flights. A bottle of water and the traditionnal chocolate will still be provided. This cut concerns GVA flights only... for the moment. Reason: Swiss is loosing money in Geneva. Geneva serves as LH groups...Jump to post
BCN was a technical stop, not a destination. They obviously could not transport passengers between BCN and MAD because that would entail cabotage and I believe is disallowed anywhere in the world. They couldn’t sell BCN-MAD-BCN tickets but they could sell tickets from BCN and MAD to the rest of the...Jump to post
I know it’s likely to be slot shuffling between airlines, but for an airport claiming to be full, it’s got quite a bit of route expansion this year. New Cobalt to Larnaca, Hainan to Changsha, extra Ethiopian, extra Jet Airways, new China Southern route, extra JAL, new United route to Denver, new BA...Jump to post
I have to say the new yellow that you see in their app, airport screens, chocolate given out onboard does look a lot better than the old yellow - it does look fresh.
It's just a pity the new yellow didn't make it onto their planes.
Not Swiss airports, GVA. It's not that bad from what i've been told. Two to three inches of snow downtown and its traffic mayhem. Weather forecasters warned people starting three days ago about the upcoming strong snowfalls expected following the Siberian cold air, but still... Useless There was ac...Jump to post
Europeans love Miami. Always have, and continue to. And a weaker U.S. dollar will help driving more European tourists to South Florida.
Interesting how supposedly Eurowings and the fancy Swiss will have the same configuration. I guess that’s just Europe... Ironically Swiss had for a long time the highest density of seats on their 320 fleet of all LHG carriers. So nothing new there. For a while Swiss even had more seats on the 320s ...Jump to post
According to an interview in Austrias newspaper "Österreich" today Lauda will start with 15 aircraft in March (beginning of the summer scedule). He has an undersigned agreement with LH for the use of those aircraft, something which IAG/Vueling could not present at the negotiations last ni...Jump to post
hynithuchi wrote:Seems JU has closed their flights to GVA again, so it looks as it won't happen. But don't blame me, I'm sure they didn't read my post..
How would that only shave 53 minutes off the flight time? Unless they were only in that extreme jet stream for a little of the flight. I was on a January flight from EWR to EDI and we sat at the gate for an hour after our scheduled departure time and still arrived 30 minutes early, and had to wait ...Jump to post
The rumoured Brazilian scheme looks quite similar to the new branding in the lounges and on the new business class picture LH put out a few weeks ago.
Wouldn't be surprised if the new livery is very similar to that.
Poor Baumgartner. All airlines he leads end up in bankruptcies With pretty much the same exact strategy between SR and EY only 20 years apart... He went through the grounding of SR yet believed EY was immune to a similar fate. It does look like rather than going bust EY will just continue to die sl...Jump to post
Are there plans to fold Edelweiss into EW in the future given that WK is basically a leisure destination carrier just like EW? I doubt it unless LH Group wants to reposition their Swiss holiday carrier. Edelweiss is a well known and respected airline. Whilst charter/holiday Edelweiss has a very sol...Jump to post
SR380 wrote:Donald Trump just annonces he will be assisting the WEF in Davos. Is it possible that the VC-25s will visit ZRH? Or will they land in Ramstein and commute by helicopter like they did in Evian-Les-Bains for the G8?
Pity for them they WEREN'T arrested. In America, we have this funny thing called "free speech". I know it isn't for everyone I know, but it works, and is recognized by all of our courts. They could have made a hell of a lot of money on this one, and would never have to fly Porter again in...Jump to post
Between this and the recent routes from Luton, Wizzair are definitely moving westwards now. Will be interesting to see how they continue to expand and how the others respond.Jump to post
Does anybody know if passengers flying Ethiopian's AAD-MXP-GVA flight will have to debord the aircraft at MXP and rebord again after immigration, or not? Question 2, will Ethiopian sell tickets for the GVA-MXP sector? When Kuwait Airways flew GVA-FRA-KWI, they did sell GVA-FRA tickets. This flight ...Jump to post
With the Kosovar population in Switzerland it is obvouly no problem to make Pristina a profitable destination, all the better for them. Niche destinations like TLN, Pula etc operated during the Summer highseason only respond to a demand from TO's and are really marketed like Charter flights used to...Jump to post
It has left some Swiss domestic routes without competition, such as Lugano-Zurich where now LX is the only player. F7 had abandoned LUG-ZRH a while ago, I'd say about 2 years ago or so. The route has competition with the rail. In any case LX's 4 daily Q400 flights represent an enormous amount of ca...Jump to post
SWISS now operates MCT to ZRH nonstop to compete against WY... not quite ;) I saw that they cancelled the MCT-DXB-ZRH sector last night and the plane was ferried back to ZRH nonstop from MCT. There seem to be some issues lately at DXB, many times aircraft are heavily delayed into the airport with l...Jump to post
LH can grow from their own ressources. They don't have a Monopoly,, Niki is a leisure Flyer, better, was a leisure Flyer and there is enough competition in that field. Most stupid decision by the EU commission. Niki will seize flying tomorrow, leaving passengers stranded all over Europe. Please pas...Jump to post
Plane has been christened "Nelson" after the CEO's (Julian Cooke) dog and FlyBondi's office mascot. Those old enough to remember some history will know that Julian Cook’s previous dog, Baboo, was the inspiration behind his first airline flyBaboo. The dog was also the airline’s mascot and ...Jump to post
I think the largest surprise here is (if you exempt MXP, CDG) the lack of connectivity to their largest hubs (LGW, GVA, LTN) or others of significant size (MAN, BRS, NCE, LYS, NAP, VCE, AMS). There's pretty much almost no overlap at this stage with SXF which is quite interesting seeing the potential...Jump to post
Are there really any interesting slots left once easyjet start in TXL ?
Surely the airport in more need of competition is DUS.
This might be FR blowing smoke once again.