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
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...Jump to post
It wouldn't exactly be unthinkable that AB/Aer Cap agree to terminate the lease on the A330s, AB is forced to fire all the A330 crew. In return EW agrees with Aer Cap to lease said aircraft and take over the flights (right now there's mainly the tour operator destinations officially axed and up for ...Jump to post
No, LAX/SFO aren't zero'd out, JFK and MIA are the one's zero'd out. DUS-LAX/SFO now zero'ed out as well beyond Sep 25. So basically now the entire long-haul operation is 0'd out (or only bookable on the highest fare categories). I wonder why AB aren't being more honest that in 2 weeks they won't o...Jump to post
Rumour has it that airberlin wants to get rid of rather expensive LTU-era long-haul staff to make the core business leaner and more attractive for a buyer. It is a PITA to get rid of such longtime employees here. Forget to do it on short notice. Expensive. Is that still the case when an airline is ...Jump to post
At what point does AB start making employees redundant ? 10 A330s must be a sizeable workforce. I also wonder whether this won't diminish the value of the airline or complicate the bidding for the different parts of Air Berlin.Jump to post
If I am not mistaken, all that remains from the long-haul network are the routes from Düsseldorf to New York, Miami, Fort Myers, Los Angeles and San Francisco. With LAX and SFO being zero'ed out and MIA and RSW currently not operating due to Irma (not sure how quickly RSW will be back on line, MIA ...Jump to post
It seems like DUS-JFK/MIA have been zero'd out on all but the most expensive fare classes. LAX/SFO don't seem affected yet. Could it be that all long-haul flights will come to an end by end of September or beginning of October ? In which case, how long until other parts of the fleet are parted out t...Jump to post
20 Q400 operated by LGW for AirBerlin 11 A319 operated by AirBerlin for Lufthansa Group 24 A320 operated by AirBerlin for Lufthansa Group 39 A320 operated by AirBerlin for AirBerlin 1 A320 operated by AirBerlin for Small Planet Germany 4 A321 operated by AirBerlin for AirBerlin (recently transferre...Jump to post
I welcome the decision, as more passengers are attempting to carry larger bags onboard, which the lockers cannot handle. You've never flown with easyJet, this will never happen with them. They have a strict one size compliant carry-on policy and their agents enforce it at the boarding queue. Even i...Jump to post
Revo1059 wrote:But the real killer is seawater as it blocks any growth for as long as the ground isn't flushed by repetitive intense rainfall.
Aren't most lakes and area they'd refill in fresh water? They're not going out the the ocean to fill up.
And that is chance to brake the LH domination and encourage competition. Imho the slots should be auctioned off with a strong focus on FR, Wizz, Norwegian and Easy being offered a chance to really attack LH on all routes. IMHO the only carriers with the power to set-up meaningful bases, compete on ...Jump to post
YUL-NRT schedule effective 1 June 2018. AC005 YUL 1405 - 1550+1 NRT 788 D AC006 NRT 1730 - 1630 YUL 788 D Isn't AC5/6 YYZ-NRT ? The flight times match YYZ also. Looking at 01JUN18 there are no nonstop YYZ-NRT flights. YYZ-HND only on a 77W. YUL-NRT replacing the YYZ slot makes total sense. Announce...Jump to post
Perhaps anecdotal or simply a system error, but many ME operated AC codeshares on GVA-BEY have been 0'd out. Would point towards AC starting YUL-BEY.Jump to post
Thenoflyzone wrote:YUL-NRT schedule effective 1 June 2018.
AC005 YUL 1405 - 1550+1 NRT 788 D
AC006 NRT 1730 - 1630 YUL 788 D
It's wishful thinking here. LX doesn't have the customer base nor excess capacity to consistently fill 180 to 200 seat A321's to Africa. The routes to/from Africa are very thin, and with the level of competition that there is now, there is no room for new entrants. There is no O&D from ZRH and ...Jump to post
ZRH-YUL is an 8 hour 20 minute flight hence beyond the range capability of the A321NEO LR. This aircraft cannot operate trans-atlantic from ZRH/GVA. It is better suited for 6-7 hour flights maximum from ZRH/GVA to Middle East and Central/West Africa such as : Better tell that to Airbus then who is ...Jump to post
It would certainly open up new possibilities: -Routes that have lower amounts of premium traffic could for example get 2 daily frequencies instead of 1 (eg ZRH-YUL) -Possibly less of a risk to open up new destinations from ZRH and possibly GVA if they so wish. -Would enable LX to do Iran, Saudi Arab...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:Can someone say, on a typical one hour flight with a full pax load, what's the difference in fuel burn between a RJ100 and a BCS-100 with Swiss ?
LCY is still primarily an airport, not a shopping center. It's been a little while since I've been through LCY (mainly because the airport annoys me now more than LHR does) - but LCY's seating has become mostly part of overpriced restaurants whereas before it was plushy chairs - you used to always ...Jump to post
BUD and PRG should do well, these are undiscovered European cities as many are tired of the usual assortment of cities in Europe. Reasonable hotel rates, good mass transit and new sights to see will be a draw for many. Won't be too hard to fill 767's and the draw of non-stop service from the states...Jump to post
Air Berlin declares 'insolvency' in a peak summer month !! August sees the highest cash flow...... this clearly indicates its financial position = pretty desperate. Most airlines fold in February or March, at the end of a long winter........ when cash flow is at its lowest. I'm not sure it is the m...Jump to post
Secondary France es interesting. Is DL the only one between the US and secondary French airports? Well DL only has JFK-NCE, that's the only route from the US that doesn't touch Paris. Realistically, it's unlikely AA would do PHL-LYS (low yield, market captured by AC, better yields out of GVA nearby...Jump to post
I've been un-Rouged! It seems they are going back to mainline sooner than planned. I have a booking at the end of August for YYJ-YYZ and return, it was on Rouge 1682, 1683. I was checking the seat map for the flights a couple of weeks ago and noticed the flights (A321) were relatively empty. Then I...Jump to post
Last commercial flight is scheduled to be LX464/465 ZRH-LCY-ZRH on AUG 14th. On AUG 15th there will be a media event in GVA and a media flight GVA-ZRH. On AUG 19th there will be 3 sightseeing flights over the alps for employees and their family and friends. On AUG 20th there will be a charter fligh...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:KarelXWB wrote:Someone83 wrote:
Where is their callsign shown here? I.e EasyJet (UK) is Easy and EasyJet Switzerland is Topswiss
It shows "EasyJet Europe".
I know that is there name, but whatbis their ATC callsign?
Darwin Airline will be rebranded as ‘Adria Airways Switzerland’ from ‘Etihad Regional’ What a stupid name for an airline... :banghead: I agree, a stupid idea to call it like that. It's like Pacific Airways Mongolia or Air Sinai Michigan.... Let's hope that Darwin will not become a victim of the sci...Jump to post
[list=][/list] So I found out that LX will be leasing in an SN AR1 during summer. Expect to see her in GVA rather than ZRH ;) It's just a wet lease and just for one flight - CLY during the summer and PMI in October (which runs 20 Minutes after a LX CS300 flight). In practice the flight does BRU-GVA-...Jump to post
Long term this will finish like Zoom, Flyglobespan, Laker, Braniff. History goes against Norwegian here. I don't think spreading their 787s around different European bases is helping either. Problem for Norwegian is how do they slow their growth if an economic crisis occurs or oil shoots back up, wh...Jump to post
According to the following links, first OE registered plane could be on the 20th of July. Very quick if that's the case. Kurt Hofmann @atterseeluftfah It is expected that more then 100 @easyJet @Airbus A320s will get "OE" registration @A4Europe @IATA @viennaairport https://twitter.com/att...Jump to post
U2 going for a EU AOC was pretty much a given, the only question was which country they would choose. I wonder if Austrian labor laws have anything to do with it - it has also been the country of choice for the Eurowings Europe AOC, which seems too much of a coincidence. Are labor laws in Austria l...Jump to post
Since LX is also leasing in an CRJ900 from Adria this summerpeak, it's obvious that they are short of metal and need as much from BBD as possible. And there shall be another wet leasing coming shortly. Looking forward to this metal. :D more info about it? A/C type, airline....? Thxs! Cityjet SSJs ?Jump to post
Visibility couldn't have been that bad if they could see the other aircraft and well the other aircraft could clearly see them.
Very lucky there was some visibility, as could have been a remake of TFN.
Most likely that's the end of the two pilots' careers.
easyJet Switzerland will (re-)launch GVA-LPA (1x week) and launch GVA-SOU (3x week) this winter.
Swiss will begin flying the CS-100 into LCY on August 8, LX466/467. Initially from ZRH (GVA is still scheduled on Helvetic E90s until this winter, but things will likely change before that).
Interesting- Easyjet are to start flying from Southampton, initially with a three times a week service to Geneva https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2017/07/11/easyjet-launch-routes-southampton/ Does this mean their service from Bournemouth to GVA will be scrapped? I also reckon Flybe...Jump to post
I believe LX has 6 aircraft based at GVA, so where do they use them on day 2 in W17 ? Doesn't look exactly like an optimal fleet utilisation to me..or have they reduced thei base even more ? LX have 7 aircraft based in GVA (+2 night stops for ZRH + JFK), down from 10 a year and a half ago. easyJet ...Jump to post
I suppose this is the result of GVA Reload, but somehow I can't see this being the right strategy, Daily flights to large cities like NCE, BCN, MAD should be a must if they want to lure passengers away from their competitors. They should streamline their operation with maybe fewer destinations but ...Jump to post
Glad to hear BSL is doing well and getting more services. With ZRH also welcoming CA, S7 and possibly Hainan, beside increased LX operation, GVA seems to have gone into hibernation. If the currently loaded LX W17 schedule is correct, even flights to BCN and NCE won't be daily ! Would anybody have s...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:If Norwegian oil industry traffic was that lucrative how come SK have never flown OSL - IAH ?
The AF Flight between LHR-LAX actually did start in Paris with a stopover in London so does not count. It was basically a freedom flight. I mentioned IB only as a hypothetical example. Could actually have said, for example, IB from LGW to Havana. No, the AF LHR-LAX actually routed CDG-LAX-LHR-LAX-C...Jump to post