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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana takeover target by SK Group
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Asiana takeover target by SK Group

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 52
Views: 10206

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 47181

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

With spare Guam 737 capacity as the 777s return to GUM-NRT for the winter, UA will increase GUM-NGO to 11 weekly from daily effective December 2nd.
Also will operate an additional weekly GUM-KIX flight for 8-weeks during November and December.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 14897

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

http://cpifinancial.net/news/post/45797 ... ation-plan
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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

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 63
Views: 6173

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

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.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 2533

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

Guess the CEO will be getting his A350 rating to go along with his B777 experience.

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1561

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

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,...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 4871

AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1561

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cargo
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Air Canada cargo

AC has also leased in long term freighter capacity on ACMI basis. Most recently until 2017, they used Cargojet 767-300F.
Prior in the mid/late 2000s, they leased MD-11 capacity from World Airways.

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 30
Views: 6376

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

Maintenance issue. (shutdown engine #3)

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1561

Mesa Air Group files for IPO

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals
Replies: 26
Views: 4043

Re: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern explores JV with BA
Replies: 8
Views: 1972

China Southern explores JV with BA

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6485

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to South America
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Northwest to South America

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.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Re: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First "new" route from BFL in years: DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: First "new" route from BFL in years: DFW

The SCASD application was for either Dallas or Houston.

Considering the application is 10 monthd old by now and much has changed, let's see how AA and UA react.

It's not uncommon for SCASD award to end up being unused.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6485

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1701

Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7282

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will the new World Airways be based?
Replies: 35
Views: 5345

Re: Where will the new World Airways be based?

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.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7282

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

"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 ...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20811

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

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...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 8446

Re: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

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.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR
Replies: 50
Views: 10108

Re: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR

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

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46544

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Delivery timeline

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 74
Views: 13024

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Opening day set.- September 30th, 2019

aviationweek.com/awincommercial/beijing-s-new-airport-open-sept-30-2019

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6485

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6485

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6485

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

I expect to see more frequencies, not simply destinations. The hub wave structures can be broadened to further build out network connectivity.

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by LAXintl
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order
Replies: 68
Views: 17175

Re: Gulf Air to cancel C-Series order

I am sure Airbus marketing is more than happy to adjust the order for A320 family instead.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1414
Views: 183011

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

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...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ireland creates board for aircraft leasing by foreign airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: Ireland creates board for aircraft leasing by foreign airlines

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.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12821

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

Frankly imo its not the government's job to regulate seat comfort or products between airlines.

So long as the seats themselves meet certification requirements, and aircraft evacuation limits are met, so be it.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How JFK attributes his slots?
Replies: 16
Views: 3240

Re: How JFK attributes his slots?

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...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 8446

Re: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

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).

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 8446

Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

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...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 3197

Re: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How JFK attributes his slots?
Replies: 16
Views: 3240

Re: How JFK attributes his slots?

Slots are managed by the DOT/FAA, not by the airport and since 2015 largely follow the standard IATA WSG process via the seasonal slot conferences.

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4222

Re: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5285

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

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.

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20811

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20811

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20811

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines is selling its stake in Brazil's Azul
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: Hainan Airlines is selling its stake in Brazil's Azul

MyCargo ended last summer, and they instead swapped for shares of MyTechnic instead,

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to build ONT hub
Replies: 12
Views: 3355

Re: FedEx to build ONT hub

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...

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