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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris Costa Rica applies for US authority
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Volaris Costa Rica applies for US authority

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...

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by LAXintl
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 318
Views: 79144

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Keep in mind some of these moves are not the most optimal for airlines involved, so I fully expect subsequent smaller moves particularly to better manage ticket counters and alliance partnerships down the road.

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by LAXintl
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 318
Views: 79144

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30244

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Munoz Unhappy with Polaris Delays
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: UA: Munoz Unhappy with Polaris Delays

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots
Replies: 19
Views: 5284

Re: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots

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.


If that is indeed the case, come October B6 will be allocated up to 3 slots.

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by LAXintl
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots
Replies: 19
Views: 5284

Re: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 333
Views: 47102

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 333
Views: 47102

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18
Replies: 16
Views: 2940

Re: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots
Replies: 19
Views: 5284

Re: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 54
Views: 6581

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

Keep in mind before anyone gets too excited, nothing has been applied for with the DOT.

I honestly cant see such a short notice June or July launch.

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group Invest in Asiana
Replies: 3
Views: 865

HNA Group Invest in Asiana

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots
Replies: 19
Views: 5284

AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46189

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Re: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos

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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
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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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, ...

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 9580

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 9580

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5667

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

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...

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by LAXintl
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 23
Views: 3607

Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

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...

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by LAXintl
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Leaving tomorrow: Where to buy models in ICN and NRT?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Leaving tomorrow: Where to buy models in ICN and NRT?

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.

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by LAXintl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?
Replies: 56
Views: 3410

Re: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?

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...

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by LAXintl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46189

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

There has been talk that Lufthansa wanted to take over TK share at Sun Express Germany subsidiary, but apparently per LH statement last month this is not the case and airline to remain a LH/TK partner venture.

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by LAXintl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX traffic reduction measures working?
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: LAX traffic reduction measures working?

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...

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by LAXintl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 318
Views: 79144

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX traffic reduction measures working?
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: LAX traffic reduction measures working?

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 5343

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-SIN on UA/SQ
Replies: 17
Views: 3738

Re: SFO-SIN on UA/SQ

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46189

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

For reference AA along with UA already have in-house maintenance staff at GRU. (Not sure about DL)

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

Regardless of business case, the optics are murky especially these days.

AA shifting work presumably done by someone already to Brazil should raise eyebrows.

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

Article says it will be only for AA not 3rd party work.

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

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,...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court: EU improperly blocked UPS-TNT deal
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: Court: EU improperly blocked UPS-TNT deal

Per media reports, UPS will ask the court to have $267.4 million in termination fees paid to TNT and cost for the rejected deal reimbursed by EU.

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 223
Views: 13862

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12327

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Increases SFO/CDG/MAN/MAD, Trims LAX
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Re: Cathay Increases SFO/CDG/MAN/MAD, Trims LAX

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DWC welcomes its first scheduled A380 flight by Korean Air
Replies: 17
Views: 4046

Re: DWC welcomes its first scheduled A380 flight by Korean Air

dubaiamman243 wrote:

Why did the A380 land at DWC and not DXB? Was there any occasion?


Probably because DXB is closed to charter and cargo flights for much of the day.

Unless operator holds previously awarded slots, such ops only allowed during specific short periods

0400‐0800 UTC
1000‐1400 UTC
2300‐0100 UTC

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by LAXintl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts revenue & operating margin forecasts
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: DL cuts revenue & operating margin forecasts

AA updated Q1 guidance today.

While it expects positive unit revenue YoY, it revised down RASM down to below its guidance issued in January. Carrier says it now estimates Q1 pretax margin excluding special items will be between 3% and 5%.

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