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by runway23
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2982

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

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...

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by runway23
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4449

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/egyptai ... -1.4401108


And Boeing has what to do with this exactly?


Clearly this is an order that was lost by the 737Max, the closest competitor to the CSeries...
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MileHFL400 wrote:
Cyow wrote:
Keep those orders coming! Poor Boeing. :rotfl:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/egyptai ... -1.4401108


And Boeing has what to do with this exactly?


Clearly this is an order that was lost by the 737Max, the closest competitor to the CSeries...

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by runway23
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10769

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Yahnih wrote:

Can someone else name a national airline that doesn’t have their country’s name in it??? Air Italy makes sense without being too similar to Alitalia


Etihad
Lufthansa
KLM
Qantas
Aeroflot
Aer Lingus

The list goes on...

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by runway23
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7345

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

However seeing the article mentions GVA as a city to be launched soon, an ADD-GVA-ORD doesn’t seem that far fetched. They’d most likely obtain 5th freedom rights on that routing also.

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by runway23
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43630

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

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...

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by runway23
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 43630

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

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:...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LGW operate under LH brand?
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Re: Will LGW operate under LH brand?

A number of Eurowings markets from TXL and DUS are showing Q400 operated flights starting next week already.

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by runway23
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3310

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

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...

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by runway23
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to enter Inter Island Canary routes market from October 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2716

Re: Air Europa to enter Inter Island Canary routes market from October 2017

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...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU airlines in trouble graph.
Replies: 20
Views: 5493

Re: EU airlines in trouble graph.

The main thing is oil is low right now. When it hits 100$ again airlines in Europe will drop like flies (excepting the large groups) if not disciplined.

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by runway23
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 418
Views: 79519

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Swiss is launching ZRH-BOD (12x weekly), ZRH-MRS (3x weekly), ZRH-KBP (4x weekly) from next March and/or April.

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by runway23
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3310

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

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...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

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 ...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140317

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Apparently easyJet are to hold a press conference in Berlin at 2PM today.

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by runway23
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Darwin Airlines and SkyWork to die before the end of the year?

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...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25333

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

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...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to open base in Bordeaux in 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: easyJet to open base in Bordeaux in 2018

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.

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by runway23
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to open base in Bordeaux in 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 881

easyJet to open base in Bordeaux in 2018

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...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 21990

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

oldannyboy wrote:
I could see the LH group placing an order in the not too distant future....


LH Group already have one with LX...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 418
Views: 79519

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

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 ...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 418
Views: 79519

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

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...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 18
Views: 4185

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

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...

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by runway23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 418
Views: 79519

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

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...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3310

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

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...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3310

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

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.

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by runway23
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

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...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

VS11 wrote:
Is air Berlin going to be part of oneworld or star?


Air Berlin is currently part of oneworld. However come October 28th there won't be anymore Air Berlin.

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

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.

best regards
Thomas


What about all the other routes out of DUS and TXL where both EW and AB competed ?

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

....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...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

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...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Supposedly Small Planet are interested in Belair but no news on that front. It would have made sense to integrate Belair into Edelweiss or Eurowings.

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

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...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

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 ...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Wonder where this leaves easyJet then ?

If easyJet get nothing and LH/EW everything then something is deeply wrong here...

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by runway23
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 12916

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

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 ...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 37
Views: 12916

Re: airBaltic grounds CSeries fleet

Right now none of LX's CS300 flights tomorrow are showing as cancelled, they are scheduled to be (first departure of the day for each aircraft):

HB-JCA - LX2800 ZRH-GVA
HB-JCB - LX1472 GVA-PRG
HB-JCC - LX2104 GVA-AGP
HB-JCE - LX352 GVA-LHR

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by runway23
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 418
Views: 79519

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

DALCE wrote:
Could it be that LX will lease this bird at cheap rates? GRU will be upgauged to 77W 3/7 as per FEB, and am not sure when the last two new 77W's will join the fleet.


HB-JNI is due in March 2018 and HB-JNJ in April 2018.

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by runway23
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140317

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

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...

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by runway23
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 69
Views: 9734

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

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...

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by runway23
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 4906

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

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...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140317

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

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...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140317

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

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...

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by runway23
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 418
Views: 79519

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

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 ...

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by runway23
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 418
Views: 79519

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

LX is ending ZRH-LYS as of the winter schedule.

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by runway23
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN
Replies: 39
Views: 8971

Re: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN

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...

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by runway23
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140317

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

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 ...

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by runway23
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140317

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

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...

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by runway23
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6599

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

The most interesting bit of information was tucked away in the press release in that easyJet will also start selling short-haul connections between its flights at MXP, GVA, AMS, CDG, BCN in addition to LGW.

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by runway23
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1765
Views: 206641

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I can hardly wait to see ETOPS and what it'll do for sales in the Pacific. I suspect it's an untapped market there. Could the CS100/300 be a good 717 replacement for HA ? I mean just thinking of HA, they could cycle a CS between intra Hawaiian flying while at the same time send them to the west coa...

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