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by runway23
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 3905

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

[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 ...

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by runway23
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3182

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

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...

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by runway23
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3182

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

Wonder if the next step is possibly selling their LHR slots

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by runway23
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6399

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

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.


They do and always have. Etihad thought process is that Abu Dhabi is the nation’s capital, therefore they are the defacto national airline of the UAE.

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by runway23
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2850

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

f4f3a wrote:
There’s only 2 destinations the same . The airport is pretty tiny can’t think that there is much room for many more a/c . I can’t see how or why easy would be driven out .


4 actually - FAO, PMI, AGP, ALC.

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by runway23
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 76
Views: 8499

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Swiss National team on their way right now on ZRH-KUF LX8910 HB-IOO (321)

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by runway23
Mon May 21, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4420

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

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...

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by runway23
Thu May 10, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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...

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by runway23
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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 ? ...

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by runway23
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14310

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

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.

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by runway23
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal to fly LIS-EZE in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3625

Re: TAP Portugal to fly LIS-EZE in 2019

TP has been rumored to possibly start LIS-YUL last year, is that plan shelved or could they still announce YUL ?

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by runway23
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 16260

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

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?


Qantaslink ? They have 20 717s.

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by runway23
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23071

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

727200 wrote:
Does anyone have the break down on cabin capacity from the 767?


763: 24J 187Y
7M8: 16Y+, 153Y

Overall a 20% loss in number of seats.

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by runway23
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23071

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

Eirules wrote:
Significant downgrade for business passengers with no flat bed


In fact there's no more business class, the flight is sold as Y and Y+

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by runway23
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5408

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

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...

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by runway23
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24668

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

New AA Routes:

Route Aircraft Flights Begin
LAX-EZE Boeing 787-9 Dec. 19
DFW-OAX Embraer E175 Dec. 19
MIA-GEO Airbus A319 Dec. 20
MIA-PEI Airbus A319 Dec. 20
MIA-COR Boeing 767-300 Apr. 2, 2019

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by runway23
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 18154

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread

EChid wrote:

Even YUL barely has direct access to Asia (all we have is PEK and PVG


YUL also has NRT

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by runway23
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8703

Re: Ryanair to acquire 75 % shares of Laudamtion

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


Or he flipped a quick profit or didn't get enough funding. Many possible reasons here.

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by runway23
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Blerg wrote:
How many aircraft does easyJet have in Basel and Geneva? What about Swiss in GVA?


Swiss has 7 based in Geneva + 2 ZRH night stops + 1 A330 to JFK.

easyjet in GVA has 14 aircraft based + equivalent of 11-12 touching aircraft.

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by runway23
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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 ...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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...

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by runway23
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

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...

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by runway23
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly
Replies: 15
Views: 2123

Re: Ethiopian increase London Heathrow flights from 7 - 10 Weekly

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...

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by runway23
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36275

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

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.

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by runway23
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Geneva airport closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2194

Re: Geneva airport closed

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...

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by runway23
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

SR380 wrote:

Is it because the demand is high, or the 787 not yet available?


It's ET, they stick any plane flying anywhere. Not much to interpret here.

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by runway23
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13785

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

MAH4546 wrote:

Europeans love Miami. Always have, and continue to. And a weaker U.S. dollar will help driving more European tourists to South Florida.


Lots of Europeans are avoiding the U.S. now because of Trump's policies, those that are avoiding won't be lured by a weaker dollar.

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by runway23
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6272

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

yycdel wrote:
Where are the 333 coming from?


Weren't there rumours a while ago that AA's 333 might go to AC ?

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by runway23
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 5620

Re: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet

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 ...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41849

Re: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI

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...

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by runway23
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?
Replies: 42
Views: 9868

Re: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?

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.. :D


This route would be better suited to Wizzair. IIRC when Swiss started and briefly had the route to themselves it performed not too badly

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by runway23
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

stylo777 wrote:
Why is LX skipping rows 18-24 on their 320s?


The skip rows on 319s also. It makes it easier when they change airbus aircraft allocated to a specific flight. Reduces number of passenger seat allocations that have to be changed.

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by runway23
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 17607

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

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 ...

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by runway23
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205268

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

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.

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by runway23
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 14200

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

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...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 14200

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Weren't there rumours also that the A330 passenger fleet is on the way out too ?

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by runway23
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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...

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by runway23
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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?


Air Force One landed at and took off from GVA when Bush was at Evian.

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by runway23
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15570

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

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...

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by runway23
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria
Replies: 26
Views: 6766

Re: Wizz Air announced a base and 17 routes from Vienna, Austria

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.

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by runway23
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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 ...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 25672

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

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...

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by runway23
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Etihad Regional be replaced by something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 2441

Re: Will Ethiad Regional be replaced by something else?

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...

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by runway23
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 95098

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

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...

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by runway23
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14358

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

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...

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by runway23
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 4656

Re: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled

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 ...

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by runway23
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6619

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

I’d say the real surprise is the lack of TXL-CGN it is the glaring major domestic route pair which is missing.

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by runway23
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6619

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

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...

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by runway23
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10969

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

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.

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