Shares of South Korea’s Asiana Airlines Inc jumped as much as 23 percent on Tuesday after a local media outlet reported that domestic conglomerate SK Group is considering a takeover bid. Asiana Airlines, South Korea’s second-biggest full-service carrier is owned by smaller Kumho Group. Asiana Airlin...Jump to post
These 787s have been on Boeings books for a while and nothing to do with the bigger 767 replacements RFP. As Gerry Laderman says: “These new 787 aircraft are another step in our widebody replacement strategy, and we will continue to roll out new announcements in the future as we implement our compre...Jump to post
CEO says no A220. Will stick with 737 fleet as they are "better suited for the respective route"
Also no immediate plans for Airbus A350-1000 wide-body or Boeing’s 777X orders
http://cpifinancial.net/news/post/45797 ... ation-plan
LAX is certainly not full from operational point of view. It does not even have slots.
Some terminals might be tight but thats more an issue with individual tenants.
Guess the CEO will be getting his A350 rating to go along with his B777 experience.Jump to post
Mesa doesn’t release financials as it’s privately held. So everyone on here claiming that they are “profitable” has not a clue. Actually, they do. Being private does not release airlines from reporting financials. Its a DOT requirement. Just like Frontier, Sun Country and other private airlines do,...Jump to post
Allegedly mechanics and ramp employees are impacting operational performance angered by slow pace of negotiations. Issues seem worst at Chicago and Dallas. For the first 4-months of 2018, AA has the lowest on-time performance among the US3. Unions deny any connection to labor talks as such slow down...Jump to post
For the IPO about 5% of shares will be sold. Owners with respective number of shares being tendred for the IPO: American Airlines - 1,000,000 Corre Opportunities Fund - 900,528 Citigroup - 751,551 Penguin - 644,556 MSD Credit - 643,785 Axar Master Fund - 525,214 Momar - 452,266 Co Moore - 444,312 Ow...Jump to post
Mesa Air Group has decided to go public again and filed for an IPO The company plans to be listed under the proposed "MESA" symbol on NASDAQ. Company expects to generate $150m on this initial tranche of stock. Per filing the company has consistently posted profits since 2013. Regional carr...Jump to post
AA will also have to vacate it's remaining maintenance hangar footprint far earlier than 2024. Razing the superbay hangar complex is required to allow for MSC South construction. With UA kicking off it's new hangar project later this summer, AA could eventually end up at the former CO facilities on ...Jump to post
China Southern Airlines, is exploring a joint venture with British Airways for flights between the Asian country and the U.K., according to the company’s global sales director. Asia’s biggest carrier by fleet size is discussing with BA on how to extend cooperation beyond the existing basic code-shar...Jump to post
Yes Tel Aviv is indeed a big feeder market for TK, but lets not also forget that Pegasus also serves the route with 4 of their own daily flights during the summer, plus AtlasGlobal with its single service. Any news on service to DFW,SEA, and YVR? TK is working on 3 new U.S. cities, but needs more ai...Jump to post
Northwest actually held a bunch of South America authorities to markets like Peru, Panama, Colombia, etc which they used to codeshare with Continental on.
Also back in the 1990s, they applied for a Brazil route themselves but were not selected by the DOT in the route case.
Gogo says the business model is broken (as we knew) Gogo’s Revamp Means Airlines Must Pay More for Wi-Fi The largest inflight provider says the industry’s business model is broken, but the market thinks maybe it’s just Gogo. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-13/gogo-s-revamp-means-airl...Jump to post
United Parcel Service (UPS), announced yesterday that it will expand its air operations in Turkey with a new facility to be established at the Istanbul New Airport. The new facility will effectively connect customers in Turkey with the regions in the rest of the world via UPS's intercontinental air ...Jump to post
Endless loss making Gogo said its considering splitting itself up. "Gogo is examining transactions suggested by “strategic and financial parties,” as well as from management and its advisers, with an eye on boosting shareholder value", per company statement. With about $1billion in debt Go...Jump to post
They still need to repatriate earnings - or only sell tickets outside of the country. That's not exactly serving Venezuela nor the market. Repatriation not really an issue for TK. As it does in several other markets around the world, TK can structure funding via barter or arbitrage. Besides TK acqu...Jump to post
New SkyTeam alliance CEO Kristin Colvile says the groups leading focus today is developing technological interoperability between its 20-members airlines improve the customer experience, and not growing member count. Roll out of functionality that allows all member airlines to do things like accessi...Jump to post
Considering these guys have not filed a single sheet of paperwork with the DOT on the road to getting an air carrier certificate, or economic licensing, I would not waste brain cells thinking about them.
At the moment Baltia sits far ahead of them progressing towards flying one-day.
"Base" is the wrong term. TK is looking to open markets like Peru, Ecuador and Chile so a routing via CCS would be an option. TK has actually done well in CCS. With such a pullback of service by other airlines, its been able to garner good amount of the remaining traffic, much of it quite ...Jump to post
I see SQ giving UA a hell of a run on their newly announced nonstops. As a near 20 year UA 1K, the reality is that the reason I fly UA is largely because of corporate contracts with pricing as much as 40-50% off headline fares. If it was left to me for service, I would opt any day for likes of SQ, C...Jump to post
DOT approval is needed as the designated authority would be flown by another operator.
In theory, also, the DOT could always refuse the transfer and force a new reselection process, but considering all 3 of the majors have downgauged capacity its largely a mute argument.
Here are the LAX nonstop schedules:
SQ36 SIN-LAX 0820-0730 WeFrSu
SQ38 SIN-LAX 2045-1955 Daily
SQ35 LAX-SIN 0915-1905 WeFrSu
SQ37 LAX-SIN 2225-0815 Daily
Added SFO flight:
SQ34 SIN-SFO 1520-1350 WeFrSu
SQ33 SFO-SIN 2010-0540 WeFrSu
Opening day set.- September 30th, 2019
6 787-9 for delivery 2020-2021 plus 4 options.
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... 941708.cms
Unable to get more slots in HKG, TK is looking at serving Macau. http://www.macaubusiness.com/macau-exclusive-turkish-airlines-aiming-to-connect-macau-to-europe/ Does TK earn money in Lira? Or foreign currency? I would imagine that at least for bookings billed in, e.g. New York, they would be earnin...Jump to post
Here are the main planned retirements by 2023 per investor update: A330-200 - 12 A330-300 - 8 777-300ER - 3 (Kenya Airways birds) 737-800 - 30 A320 - 12 A321 - 4 Many of these are leases, so there is always flexibility to adjust if market demand requires. Deliveries by 2023: A359-900 - 25 B787-9 - 2...Jump to post
Delta published its SEA-KIX schedule.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2019/
Regarding the older 763's, someone on one of the threads said that Kirby was not a fan and wanted to get new a/c to phase those out ASAP. Any truth to that rumor? That would certainly shut off any discussion on the lie flat 763's getting Polaris. Its well known the 763 fleet is getting old and havi...Jump to post
Ireland is already worlds top leasing center thanks to its easy legal, regulatory and tax framework.
Only recent industry change has been the growth of China which has developed its homegrown leasing firms with its carriers increasingly avoiding offshore partners.
You can learn about IATA WSG rules at: http://www.iata.org/policy/slots/Pages/slot-guidelines.aspx But in simplistic terms, slots are grandfathered so unless existing carrier returns or loses their historic slot there wont be any free ones during prime periods. Vacated slots are put in a pool with u...Jump to post
One thing to note, with RJ ops while cheaper overall bring higher seat cost.
I wonder how folks like UA, AA and now DL will make out using higher seat cost RJs if market pricing remains so competitive(low).
Another sign Cuba routes not cracked up to be - Delta today requested DOT authority for flexibility to utilize 76-seat CRJs operated by Endeavor Air on its Atlanta and Miami to Havana routes in order to "respond more nimbly to fluctuations in the evolving U.S.-Havana market." Miami bit sur...Jump to post
HPN does have customs and Immigration on field and it has been there for many years, I went through customs many times back in the 70's and 80's during my JetStar flying days and it is still there today, but because of a lack of space they do not have a facility at the passenger terminal to process...Jump to post
BG has been day dreaming a return to the US for ages even to the point of scheduling flights. We've had multiple threads on the topic in recent years. However the nail in the coffin is that Bangladesh remains a IASA Category-2 nation, and until its safety rating is upgraded, it wont be landing in th...Jump to post
Flying within the State of California was regulated by the California Public Utilities Commisio (CPUC).
From what I recall carriers like Braniff and Pan Am were allowed to operate intrastate LAX-SFO route as part of international services.
I think this cancelation present Airbus with an opportunity, there are still lingering questions and doubt even at Willis Tower as to whether UA will actually take delivery of the A359s we have on order. So far the attitude has been the 789 can handle our ULR flights I think the 778 is to much airc...Jump to post
As far as LAX seat-blocks, I saw 40'ish regularly during winter months, but it did go as high as 70 on some days. Another thing to keep in mind, oil prices were far lower only 12-months ago when this route was announced compared to today. Crude has seen a rapid rise from $46 in June 2017 when the ro...Jump to post
Yes many saw this coming, esp with the imminent return of SQ LAX nonstop, might as well. Schedule variety on SFO is good though. Current flights were essentially timed identically and likely competed against each other to some degree. Here is the PR. To better serve customers who asked for alternati...Jump to post
MyCargo ended last summer, and they instead swapped for shares of MyTechnic instead,Jump to post
FedEx internally announced this back in July 2017 and terms it as a "metropolitan sorting facility for Los Angeles" Its largely to future-proof its SoCal operations and also provide alternatives as its two LAX master leases that expire in 2021 and 2025 respectively. The existing LAX 34 acr...Jump to post