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.
Yeah from a ZRH based carrier, I agree we can't expect a lot regarding GVA, but by reading your latest post, even Ethiopia or Honk Kong or anywhere else based airline are unrealistic for GVA. It may seem that those 45 years in GVA have got your realism a little too pessimistic but as, a newcomer in...Jump to post
From anothoer article: [...]IAG CEO Willie Walsh said Joon was a “hybrid” rather than “a very low-cost operation,” adding: “I’m not sure what Air France is doing there.” Designing a New Airline for Hipsters (And Air France Investors) Basically they are doing what they can. The unions aren’t make AF...Jump to post
Honestly LX loses tons of money ex GVA on their short haul network and only manages to break even thanks to JFK. GVA-ZRH contributes very favorably to the network (but goes under ZRH P&L AFAIK) so neither of these two routes are going anywhere... That said, the leadership Swiss have in GVA are s...Jump to post
SFO-YEG seems to be the exception. Minimal connections on the YEG end, and while there are obviously copious connections on UA available at SFO, I'm not sure which ones would be geared to YEG residents. I guess those further south in California or Latin America... but for TransPac you would expect ...Jump to post
JP have announced 6 new routes out of LJU (including GVA), it seems the F7 turboprops are making their way eastwards and possibly under Slovenian register. Seems the F7 deal was all about the planes and nothing else. The writing is on the wall for F7... With that being the case what will happen to ...Jump to post
JP have announced 6 new routes out of LJU (including GVA), it seems the F7 turboprops are making their way eastwards and possibly under Slovenian register. Seems the F7 deal was all about the planes and nothing else. The writing is on the wall for F7...Jump to post
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. ...interesting; so why didn't they use an additional 77W than? They had 3 flig...Jump to post
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