On the sidelines of the Paris Air Show it was announced that EU-ASEAN open skies deal is nearing implementation with 37 of 38 countries having agreed already. European Commission director general for mobility and transport Henrik Hololei states he expects to implement the deal by years end. https://...Jump to post
A lot of comments about how dumb it was for AF to order just 10 A380's, and now would be even dumber to retain an even smaller sub-fleet of 5...and I totally agree but...um...hello...what about ANA's REALLY DUMB (IMHO) venture of getting just THREE and for one specific route only? Has everybody for...Jump to post
How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced. You might want to check out Swiss blog post detailing their recent A340 cab...Jump to post
A bit of a slap in face of Star partner AI. United Airlines and Vistara Establish Codeshare Agreement United Airlines today announced it has entered into a new alliance agreement with New Delhi-based airline, Vistara. The agreement, effective in Fall 2019, further expands United's global route netwo...Jump to post
For myself it also continues as Not Secure. If I enter http://www.airlines.net its always non-secure http connection. Does not automatically redirect to https Additionally as atcsundevil mentions even attempting to enter https does not bring up secure connection - in my case probably more than half ...Jump to post
Indeed not sure what the business case would be to operate a small 5 aircraft subfleet, Even in best case cant be a very compelling business case. Not sure any AF routes really need the A380 for its capacity. BA has already complained about the cost of retrofitting used A380s in the past. I don’t se...Jump to post
Maintenance. Engine oil loss.Jump to post
His comments about UA's experience in secondary China markets provides interesting insight. What changed in United’s secondary city strategy was not the cities or their underlying demand, but a sharp increase in flights from first tier cities, Dias explained. Airlines discounted domestic connections...Jump to post
Takes a 2-second web search and you will find:
https://www.tsa.gov/travel/frequently-a ... ler-number
Regarding LAX-NRT, I also don't see AA dropping it. The new LAX-HND flight will have an entirely different flight schedule so it does not create overlap, while AA/JL still send a ton of connections over NRT across Asia so the loss of capacity woud be significantly leaving only single daily JL flight...Jump to post
As far as China, only 2 weeks ago Isom said.. President Robert Isom denies any plans to resume China service from Chicago American Airlines does not have plans in the near future to resume its flights from Chicago to Beijing and Shanghai, President Robert Isom said at the Wolfe Annual Global Transpo...Jump to post
As latest June 15th deadline nears, Italian government still trying to firm up the structure of the Italian railway company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) consortium rescue the bankrupt carrier. https://atwonline.com/airlines/deadline-looms-italy-works-resolve-alitalia-investor-lineup Delta seems to stil...Jump to post
MAS CEO has submitted a turnaround plan for government review. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is waiting for government approval of its turnaround plan. CEO Izham Ismail told the Malay Mail the plan was submitted and would be reviewed by July. Other media have said the plan has yet to be formally submitted...Jump to post
TK lease on the 3 KQ 77Ws extended.
https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/busine ... index.html
CEO Walter Cho says they are still working out details of Hanjin Group ownership structure, but goal was to maintain family harmony as late chairmans wife, two sisters and himself could maintain equal stakes. https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/korean-air-ceo-says-ownership-0...Jump to post
MAS CEO says outside investors "could bring MAS to the next level, in terms of funds, knowledge and experience." CEO says it would be a mistake however to sell the entire airline or shut it down, preferring outside investor instead. Apparently, Khazanah Nasional is due to announce its pla...Jump to post
Fact is T5 has hardly been an ideal home for HA with significant day to day ops challenges, so a move could have an upside. At MSC, HA will not have to contend with limitation of only 2 A330 capable widebody gates at T5 they can access which has limited their schedule flexibility at LAX and also has...Jump to post
Tentatively approved. Secretary Elaine Chao announces Department of Transportation tentatively grants antitrust immunity for American-Qantas https://afn.ajot.com/articles/full/secretary-elaine-chao-announces-department-of-transportation-tentatively-grants-antitrust-immunity-for-american-qantas Full ...Jump to post
Its an interesting situation these mainline owned hybrids find themselves when in many ways they are integral parts of their parents networks, yet outside of any alliance relationships.Jump to post
DOT tentative approval could come as soon as this week.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1T4041
The man brought in to lead a turnaround has submitted his resignation. Its pretty clear there is not much of a commitment to move ahead with the tough changes that are needed if the airline will become anything more than a drain on the national treasury. SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana has resigned According ...Jump to post
Expropriation is a dirty thing, and good the Argentine government must pay something for damages.Jump to post
Largest mainland-APAC markets YE09/2018 1. LAX-ICN - 1,091,113 2. SFO-HKG - 1,045,964 3. LAX-TPE - 1,011,489 4. LAX-HKG - 1,001,436 5. LAX-SYD - 918,232 6. SFO-TPE - 898,017 7. LAX-NRT - 878,144 8. LAX-PVG - 822,517 9. JFK-ICN - 690,404 10. SFO-ICN - 677,909 (Note: These are airport pairs. If city-p...Jump to post
The United Arab Emirates has emerged as a surprise customer for KC-46A Pegasus, having formally made a request to buy 3 of the tanker aircraft, according to manufacturer Boeing. https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2019/05/31/uae-issues-formal-request-to-buy-kc-46a-tanker-says-boeing/ =...Jump to post
And today DOT approved VN's 2016 application for SGN-LAX service.Jump to post
ICAO says Thailand achieved a standards score of 65%, which while exceeds the minimum passIng score of 60% is hardly a wringing endorsement of Thai civil aviation sector.
I am sure ICAO has many findings that will require corrective action before they seek an FAA review.
TK and Do&Co sign 15-year agreement to extend their catering joint venture.
TK will also purchase the Do&Co hotel property in Ortakoy.
https://investor.turkishairlines.com/en ... osures-380
There should be plenty of space for competition between LA and Seoul. As the largest US mainland to Asia market, Premia only needs to garner small pieces of the pie to fill it's planes. Even with 100% load factor they would only represent about 15% of the market. Add in some stimulation there should...Jump to post
In addition to 8 firm they have options for 12 more.
To me spending is by far the most logical means and am glad airlines increasingly following other consumer sectors (hospitality, retail etc) by using spending at the primary criteria in their loyalty programs.Jump to post
There is more to Asia than just NRT. There are two things that have allowed UA to maintain a relative strong hold across the Pacific. First and foremost is our SFO hub and secondly was the merger with CO which gave UA access to 787s far sooner than UA would have ever had without it. My last stateme...Jump to post
LATAM statement: "After more than two years and a thorough evaluation by the competent technical authority, we are surprised that the Supreme Court has dismissed both the benefits for passengers and the mitigations requested by the TDLC. We are convinced that the JBAs are the future of the indu...Jump to post
Considering how terrible this flying allegedly did per AA's own words, nothing really has changed even in the CZ partnership that would turn its fortunes around. Don't think filling the plane was the issue for AA, its more to do with dynamics of market pricing which today still remains quite low and...Jump to post
Citing ongoing losses GA reported to drop London service again "after the summer holiday", and reduce Amsterdam service from 6 to 3 times weekly. https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/05/23/garuda-closes-routes-reduces-flight-frequencies-in-response-to-new-airfare-policy.html = Some mig...Jump to post
People Express (version 2) founder Michael Morisi was indicted on 18 charges of fraud and tax evasion and charged with defrauding creditors of the failed airline. Airline founder indicted on fraud charges https://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/article_267cc5e4-7c05-11e9-a278-4b96e3cb59df.html Foun...Jump to post
Chinese cargo operator SF Airlines has applied with DOT to commence service between Hangzhou (HGH) and New York (JFK). SF says it plans 3x weekly 747-400 freighter service commencing September 2019. OST-2019-0076 = For those not familiar with SF, they currently operate 53 freighters with hubs in Bei...Jump to post
Well the supreme court case in Chile will either have the entire JBA thrown out as consumer groups want, or in best case it can proceed with the remedies that the government proposed. Its unknown however if the airlines will accept the remedies being imposed. Their only official statement was that t...Jump to post
Lakeland for years has been chasing after airlines with offers of marketing funds, fee waivers etc. They also continue to apply for SCASDs grants going back to 2011.Jump to post