Basically GVA have always refused EKs requests for A380 flights to GVA as EK have mainly requested them during busy days of the year. For example they requested an A380 on a Saturday before Christmas and after New Years. The effect would have meant closing the runway for 15 Minutes to all other traf...Jump to post
Wow. This airline just refuses to die. Even cats now agree that Alitalia has more lives than they do... That said, will be interesting to see if NBO brings added value for AZ (or just fills up on KQ transfer transfer pax). JNB will be tough also, the ME3+TK drain a lot of traffic and a tag to CPT w...Jump to post
MileHFL400 wrote:Cyow wrote:Keep those orders coming! Poor Boeing.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/egyptai ... -1.4401108
And Boeing has what to do with this exactly?
I think easyjet is very unlikely. According to AirInsight, this order is for a combination of models, and I don't see Easyjet operating CS100. They have been replacing their A319s with A320s for several years (soon A321). Why go back to a 133 pax model? I don't agree here. easyJet is going to large...Jump to post
My bet based on a number of factors is on easyJet. Even on numerically larger orders than 30, they usually break them down into tranches of 30's, so just a coincidence? That was one of them, easyJet love to order 30 aircraft at a time - it avoids Stelios getting too angry... The other reasons were:...Jump to post
My bet based on a number of factors is on easyJet.Jump to post
Adria (seems JP not Adria CH - F7) have announced they will base 2 aircraft (type not clear) at BRN this coming winter. The flight times seem to correspond very closely to what skywork did previously. Begs the question will Adria take over 2 Dorniers or Saabs that Skywork used to operate ? https://w...Jump to post
What I'm wondering about, why do all these inter island flights use Tenerife North as their Tenerife destination? Never saw any inter island flights at Tenerife South. Seems odd to me since South is the biggest of the two and therefor has the most connections. I think these inter-island flights are...Jump to post
There are people who say that you cannot make money with a Dornier 328 even with a 100 per cent load factor (and then there is of course Sun Air of Denmark). Sun Air is different - Billund has no real nearby alternatives so they can charge a premium and get good yield which covers the high cost per...Jump to post
oh god..how sad. I think both Lugano and Bern are done for the time being.... Well LUG will continue having ZRH service with LX and it is very hard to imagine LUG-GVA being left without service (it was the reason why both Darwin and Baboo were launched) - one way or another I think that route will ...Jump to post
Most likely if Darwin becomes an ACMI carrier then GVA-LUG would probably be operated for LX, ZRH-LUG could also be operated for LX as a Saab 2000 would make more sense than a Q400. Somehow I really doubt 4K just went in and bought F7 without knowing the airline had a bleak future and could potentia...Jump to post
I am sure a good amount of those booked their AB flights after bankruptcy was declared. It is beyond me why people still buy tickets with AB. It is standard PR spin to prove Iceland will suffer by blocking the aircraft. Wait for media reports about aircraft condition to follow. Isavia should just p...Jump to post
BOD-NTE could probably work, there’s no real rail alternative right now, surprising that volotea never tried that route.
Paris is unlikely as TGV is only a 2 hour ride.
My bets for the 5 new routes are MAD, FCO, AGP, BIA and ZRH. OPO would be up against FR therefore probably given a pass.
easyJet have announced they will open a base in BOD from spring 2018 with 3 aircraft based there. 5 new routes (not yet announced) will also be launched. The airline will continue to operate from the LCC tin-shed terminal named Billy. The airline already has a 28% market share in Bordeaux. Quite a l...Jump to post
oldannyboy wrote:I could see the LH group placing an order in the not too distant future....
Even if I am not proud of it, I have been traveling many time from Lyon. It’s only 1h30 from Geneva by car, the train takes you directly to the airport and fares are sometime 20-30% cheaper! It is insane what LX charges passengers from Geneva or Zürich! What about the rumors that some AB aircrafts ...Jump to post
I am wondering of the fact that flying from LYS is WAY cheaper than from Geneva, therefore some people from GVA are going there by train/car to have better fares, then connect through ZRH, has anything to do with this cancelation... It was a sweet deal No it was mainly motivated by needing aircraft...Jump to post
Is anybody else confused by the sheer number of special operating structures within the various entities at LH? Cityline Jump Brussels airlines Tyrolean airways LH mainline Austrian Air Berlin wet lease Eurowings Germanwings Air Dolomiti Revenue management must be a headache! Seems ripe for some co...Jump to post
They did the same thing when LX ended TLS/ZRH. After a few months only is was curtains again and I can't see them being more sucessful with LYS/ZRH. LX obviously couldn't make it work with all the connecting traffic through ZRH and I seriously doubt the O/D traffic will be sufficient for 3 daily fl...Jump to post
Perhaps Darwin and Etihad could feed tourists into the Bernese Oberland area; together with bus connections to Interlaken. Etihad have nothing more to do with Darwin, who belongs to Adria now. Looking at all the previous airlines operating out of BRN and all folded, I doubt that Darwin ( or Adria S...Jump to post
Another swiss regional airline bites the dust.
Maybe a good opportunity for Darwin to serve some destinations from BRN in case Skywork doesn’t survive.
There are reasons why they do not use the slots at FRA for flights to SXF or HAM and the reason is not missing slots at the destinations. So you really believe that FR who has bases in Germany for years now would suddenly attract attention because they start some domestic flights from FRA? Unlikely...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:AirlineCritic wrote:Monopolies... good to have them!
iirc there is just a single relation where taking over AB leads to a monopoly and that is MUC-CGN.
....if TXL stays open.which has to be seen. Berlin's stupid single Airport strategy which is topped by the capping of frequencies at the future single Airport BER to 360000 p.a. is a far greater threat of higher air fares than a few Monopoly routes. But no one complains, the issue is not public I d...Jump to post
If one looks out of the box a bit more, there is a clear LH-group-dominance in market share between Germany, Austria and Switzerland now. Rail and road are weak competitors say between Vienna and Zürich/Geneva or Vienna and places further away than Munich or Frankfurt. Except VIE - GVA and VIE - BE...Jump to post
Thexy have done their homework. What is signed and sealed today will hold up, especially since no one else except U2 was willing to buy anything. Even if, how can you sell somethnig when there are no buyers? With all due respect, your view is a bit too naive. There was interest from a number of air...Jump to post
Wonder where this leaves easyJet then ? If easyJet get nothing and LH/EW everything then something is deeply wrong here... Easyjet has reduced their bids earlier this week, reportedly from 50 to 30 mio €. The question is not what EZY gets but what they want. While LH will buy what they can without ...Jump to post
and now YL-CSF departed to GVA as BT647. Is it? flight radar has it as heavily delayed with the follow on flight cancelled... It's definitely in flight to GVA now. The next CS300 departure is to GVA in an hour. Perhaps it's coincidence or done on purpose, but funny to see BT dispatching CS300's to ...Jump to post
According to Airlineroute, EW have put on sale a number of new routes (they havne't listed routes that gain frequencies), mostly out of TXL but also out of DUS. Most interesting is that routes are actively listed as operated by LGW and some 737-800 operated routes (without an operator listed). Seems...Jump to post
B6' only options in the west are probably BUR and LAS as discussed above. That said, what about B6 paying another carrier (say Allegiant, Spirit or Frontier) to trade their LAX gates/presence for LGB slots. The ULCC's would still largely be in the same market (at a less favorable airport nonetheless...Jump to post
Nothing much, BCN will continue to see constant growth. Vueling will become Catalan airline (rather than Spanish) Vueling is an IAG subsidiary, and very much a pan-European airline, not really a "Spanish" airline, and even less so a Catalan entity... I think that in all likelihood, with a...Jump to post
Interesting post by an AB employee in a German forum: He says that the employees today were informed that easyjet is not interested in operating from DUS, but only want to take over a large number of A320s for a TXL-base. And another surprising information was that Lufthansa wants to take over both...Jump to post
airberlin have confirmed they will cease all long-haul flights by 15 October 2017. HAM-MUC and CGN-MUC will end on 29 September. They blame lessors for withdrawing their A330 aircraft. DUS-LAX will end (has ended) today. For the long haul flights, this was long in the GDS' as I had reported (the zer...Jump to post
In recent years LX has never loaded the summer schedule for GVA before October and even after that there were many changes loaded afterwards in January/February and even May. easyJet have already loaded their spring schedule and will load their summer schedule on Wednesday, so LX will probably feel ...Jump to post
Many have missed the fact that Etihad had long bought these slots to AZ in return for a loan. It is clear that EY have asked these slots back (probably out of fear that AZ will soon go belly up or not be under their control anymore) and AZ's only solution was to go to STN or LGW (where they were una...Jump to post
Interesting information circulating on a German pilots messageboard, apparently posted by an airberlin employee: He/she says that Lufthansa Group has bought the 10 A330-200 airberlin returned to lessor AerCap - who, without that purchase, was, as he says, in no haste to repossess the aircraft. The ...Jump to post
Another buyer for AB has shown up, Mr. Jonathan Pang, owner of Parchim Airport near Schwerin in Meck-Pomm. He wants to relocate AB to his Airport which is about half wqay between HAM and BER. You can check this Information under "hey, I am also here, please listen to me". It would cost hi...Jump to post