Vuela Aviacion, S.A. - dba Volaris Costa Rica has applied to the US DOT for foreign air carrier certificate and route authorities. The carrier which began service in February 2017 seeks authority to commence services to the United States on or about September, 2017. Initially, Volaris Costa Rica pla...Jump to post
Check out the AA fleet site. Breakdown of fleet with cabin configurations.
https://sites.google.com/site/newameric ... -777-200er
More moves coming up... Beginning the night of May 12, 2017, 20 or so airlines will relocate terminals over a one-week period. Each airline will complete its relocation overnight while maintaining normal operations during the day. Planned move nights are May 12, 14, 16th. Moves as follows: Air Canad...Jump to post
I dont know what alternate universe some of you live in, but checking personal electronic devices containing lithium type batteriesis widely allowed. Things like cameras, tablets, phones, laptops, etc are carried every single day in checked luggage. Additionally, in the US, other types of batteries ...Jump to post
Keep in mind, AA had problems with Zodiac Seats US (formerly Weber). Zodiac US has experienced many issues including a factory fire. United contracted with Zodiac Aerospace in UK, with a planned dedicated production line Europe for UA. Yes its the same corporate family. but rather different subsidia...Jump to post
Not sure if it has been mentioned here looks like TK is expanding it's cargo OPS http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/europe/turkish-airlines-establish-new-cargo-route-avinor-oslo-airport/ My question with the recent news of TK getting two 77F in the mix. 1. Is TK looking to open new markets that cu...Jump to post
Abeam79 wrote:As per B6 ceo update to employees just in the last month, R.H. said jetblue is on the waiting list for slots out of sna, and it sounded like they are more interested in west coast markets rather than sna-transcon.
Nothing has been filed with the DOT. Sounds a bit like nonsense as article states "application was presented at the US Embassy in Nairobi. " That is not how the process works. KQ needs to hire the appropriate counsel here in the US to start the process of a foreign air carrier permit, and ...Jump to post
They are on the waiting list for slots, but it will be a while and they probably won't get many. Not as of last October when the 2017 slots were issued. The new air-carrier entrant list was empty. Going further back my knowledge JetBlue has never been on new entrant list at SNA, and if they were, t...Jump to post
Some additional clarity on 744 draw down announced. Fleet will operate 8 remaining routes by May, with planned end dates as follows; SFO-NRT - early June SFO-TPE - late July SFO-PEK - early September SFO-FRA#1 - early October SFO-PVG - early October SFO-FRA#2 - late October SFO-LHR - late October SF...Jump to post
Does anyone know the start date for the first non-77W to be fitted with new Polaris interiors? Will it be a 772, or a 767? I have asked this before, so apologies if answered and I didn't see it, will the 767's get the single row of Polaris down the center as it is today? THANKS SO, SO MUCH First 77...Jump to post
Low yield??? I've been flying to Thailand for 12 years now and virtually demonstrates there is the demand every flight I've been on has been full.... Even during the times of political upheaval. A daily average of over 1500 passengers a day flying FRA-BKK demonstrates there is a demand ( and that i...Jump to post
Pretty amazing how AA just manages to repeatedly shrivel away at LGB. Pre-merger obviously AA had already closed LGB, but America West goes back to 1980s with its PHX-LGB flying. For DL it seems they have been on mission to scoop up air carrier slots and transfer flying to larger aircraft like the C...Jump to post
Hainan based HNA Group will further expand its influence in aviation by agreeing to invest in Asiana Airlines’ parent Kumho Holdings. Kumho sold HNA 160 billion won ($140 million) in bonds with a warrant to buy shares, the Korean company said in a regulatory filing. The proceeds of the sale will be ...Jump to post
American in February notified the airport it would be returning two of its five air-carrier slots. Accordingly per airport noise ordinance policy, the vacated slots were re-awarded to Southwest. Both Delta and Jetblue also requested the vacated slots. New slot award is effective August 1st. In the i...Jump to post
A 'nice' Asia Pacific presence at LAX isn't so nice if it's bleeding millions of dollars every year... will an AA TPAC hub out of LAX ever be profitable? I doubt profitability is primary importance for AA at all. AA has decades has lost or been only marginally profitable in its Pacific entity. Howe...Jump to post
Old news - was announced in December.
Was to change to RJET in February, but delayed to April.
AA transfering two Cuba routes from mainline to Republic
So the first question is, did TK get 4th A332F? Yes. TC-JOZ The second question is, as I see, TK is going to have 92 wide body aircrafts by the end of 2017. However this number will decrease to 62 until the end of 2023. So, I don't understand if wide bodies have positive effect on production rate, ...Jump to post
The sentiments expressed by JetBlue in the Flight Global article will be of serious concern Embraer. It would be interesting to know in more detail what factors are leading JetBlue to label the E190 a "high CASM" aircraft. Nothing scientific about it. It only holds 100 people Its simple m...Jump to post
JetBlue hosted a Wall Street event last week to introduce their new CFO Steve Priest and this was one of the pieces of news that came out. Per comments of an analyst in attendance: Mr. Priest noted the E-190s are “expensive” aircraft and that they are ‘taking a good look’ at the role those planes ha...Jump to post
UK will get a better deal with the US than the EU will. Especially with the EU's backing of DY. Will be nice to have US and UK flagged (and operated) aircraft serving TATL out of London again. :sarcastic: Except DY does have a UK AOC also - Norwegian Air UK Limited - which will be taking over LGW-U...Jump to post
Delta confirms its has hired advisers to review the refinery business. Sources say Dallas-based Baker & O’Brien was asked to perform a financial valuation of the refinery's assets and study other scenarios, as the U.S. East Coast refining industry is fighting a battle to survive. After profitabl...Jump to post
NRT has a small shop in terminal one landside area that has some models and aviation paraphernalia.
HND on the other hand has both ANA and JAL shops in their respective terminals that sell many corporate items including models.
Keep in mind besides base average CPE there are a smorgasbord of potential additional charges/fees based on how the airline decides to operate which can easily double, or triple the base fees. Everything from facilities leases, technology charges, communications, utilities, or even random things lik...Jump to post
why would they not give them (DOT) at least a extension long enough to get them to see what happens at the W17 allocation. This is so annoying why they would do such a short sighted motion. Do they not understand the process? The 1+ year start up delay AA asked for was rather unprecedented and DOT ...Jump to post
Rumors are that AnadoluJet will be sold in 2017...I wonder who the likely buyers will be...Given the political tension with European countries may be one of the ME3 will be more likely to acquire, any thoughts?? :confused: :confused: There is nothing to sell. Anadolujut is not an airline. Its simpl...Jump to post
Bloomberg today has a paid content interview with TK Chairman Ayci following the earnings call. Couple pieces of news: o Sees "moderate" growth in 2017, and return to historical growth rates in 2018. Believes market has normalized. o Most grounded planes will be back in service during Apri...Jump to post
The FAA delay info for LAX, frequently is frequently listed as Metroplex. By this do they mean flights are delayed because pax are delayed getting to the airport? Metroplex is the FAA national airspace redesign project. They are currently on the Southern California phase. During cutover volumes are...Jump to post
Regarding the remaining TK A340 fleet, 3 of the frames (TC-JDN, JDM, JIH) were converted to high density configuration of 354 seats. TC-JII still remains in 270 seat config. Ultimately with the high density frames are relative economic option for all the ongoing umrah flying. Being fully depreciated...Jump to post
Some notes from TK earnings. Surprising good outcome for a difficult year. Of course they swung from nearly $1Bil profit to $77mil loss, but not as disastrous as some predicted. o Total revenue down in 2016 6.9% to USD $9.8bil. (pax down, but cargo+"other activities" up) o Net income Loss ...Jump to post
per LAX brass to me this morning. The brass work on Sunday? So will incoming International DL flights use TBIT or T2? Initially a mix, but remember T-2 has more limited hours. Eventually DL wants to have its international ops all at TBIT. Will need to watch how things play out with the Midfield Sat...Jump to post
Things are still in flux as there seemingly is endless construction or partial closures somewhere on near daily basis. Also remember this is a slow period of the year to passenger volumes are down anyhow, so lets wait till summer to see. I know the landside management folks are toying with additiona...Jump to post
On the MC-21, Turkish aerospace companies are seeking to supply components as they do for Airbus and Boeing today. For airlines, who knows, but for the right price folks like Onur, Atlas could find model interesting especially with the very favorable financing that the Russians could provide. I reca...Jump to post
As mentioned, United already covers both CGK and KUL via its Pacific JV with ANA. Matter of fact KUL was launched in 2015 based on specific ongoing feed offered by UA transpac flights. Regarding security, as mentioned both locations are rather docile in grand scale of things. US airlines operate in ...Jump to post
United flights connect just fine at both SFO and SIN. SFO end obviously all the various domestic flights, plus folks like Air Canada, while in SIN on westbound you land in the morning and have plenty of connection options. For eastbound out of SIN, it receives lots of connections out of India in par...Jump to post
And DOT is out today with its decision. Department is offering AA a 6-month startup extension until September 16, 2017, not the 1-year delay carrier sought. DOT also denied and dismissed Delta request to have the AA authority revoked and reallocated. Will be interesting what AA does, though I suspec...Jump to post
Now, today I came to know more about these ex-Skymark birds. I was wondering how the hell they have managed to squeeze 40 C eats in the business cabin between 1LR & 2LR doors. Normally this cabin section should accomodate max. 5 rows at 2-2-2 layout. Well the answer is simple: The C Class seats...Jump to post
For reference AA along with UA already have in-house maintenance staff at GRU. (Not sure about DL)Jump to post
Regardless of business case, the optics are murky especially these days.
AA shifting work presumably done by someone already to Brazil should raise eyebrows.
Article says it will be only for AA not 3rd party work.Jump to post
Interesting move. Certainly good for Brazil, though don't know how it plays in the U.S politically. Brazil sees American Airlines investment as show of confidence American Airlines Inc plans to invest $100 million in an aircraft maintenance center in Sao Paulo, a Brazilian minister said on Thursday,...Jump to post
Pegasus Airlines reported its 2016 financials this week. Not too bad considering events and the weaker TL. Some highlights from earnings event: o Posted loss of TL136.2 million (USD$36.1 million) million for the year on revenue which was up 6% year-over-year to TL3.7 billion. o Carried 24.1mil passe...Jump to post
This suggests more to me that LAX will see an increase in 321s. (Perhaps 777/787 at times from other hubs like DFW and MIA). I think it might also hint at AA having reached agreement with LAWA to vacate the supberbay hangar to pave way for the southern portion of midfield satellite to be built. One...Jump to post
Good on LAX cut. Having watched it, never understood the 898/897 flight. 898 left HKG too early and failed to make many regional connections from key markets like SGN, BKK, SIN, PVG, etc, while 897 also departed LA so early at 825am that its virtually 100% reliant on local LA O&D. Even the first...Jump to post
Why did the A380 land at DWC and not DXB? Was there any occasion?