Sorry, your explanation makes no sense. just being organic does not mean it's similar to explosives. I'm a licensed blaster and have used a variety of explosive material. Actually, the two appear quite similar inside scanning technology. Food, dynamite and other explosives(not plastique), liquids. ...Jump to post
Started last year. Procedure was tested at half dozen airports and now being expanded. Remember food is organic, in many ways similar composition as many explosives. New TSA procedures target electronics, food http://abcnews.go.com/US/tsa-procedures-require-separate-screening-large-electronics-food/...Jump to post
bzcat wrote:Actually, merging the two is probably the most sound business decision. I'm amazed it took ANA this long to make a decision.
Tokyo Narita International airport has been given the green light to extend its operating hours as well as to build a third runway. The airport's operator Narita International Airport Corporation says agreement was reached with the Ministry of Land Infrastructure & Transport, as well as the Chib...Jump to post
The all-you-can-fly membership airline has added a helicopter shuttle between Los Angeles and Orange County California. The helicopter shuttle between John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and Hawthorne Airport near LAX takes about 10 minutes and connects with Surf Air flights to destinations throughout C...Jump to post
SQ's Q2 from 2017 was decent......
One of the issues with SIA is that SQ is not the profit champ it once was. Increasing profits is being driven by its subsidiaries including MRO which are producing good margins. SIA smartly is putting more weight behind growing these subsidiaries, as SQ imo has lost some of its lusters, and like CX ...Jump to post
Indeed another case of a high cost base legacy airline facing an industry increasingly driven by lower cost producers. Adjusting can be painful and I am not sure CX has yet to truly accept the reality that it can no longer carry on as always but needs a fundamental strategy overhaul and the potentia...Jump to post
SWISS may be replaced by Eurowings in Geneva, if parent Lufthansa Group does not see better operational numbers from the Swiss carrier. The CEO of Swiss International Air Lines has said that it is not impossible that the carrier’s Geneva operations be taken over by Eurowings, Lufthansa’s low-cost ar...Jump to post
A story out of CAPA. A320 family may be in the cards initially. World Airways director of business development Adam Weiss, speaking on CAPA TV, stated (Mar-2018) the Boeing 787 is the carrier's "target" aircraft, however its unit economic costs are too prohibitive for a startup. Mr Weiss p...Jump to post
They complain about yield drop, and indeed its been rather serious. Not a single market held steady.
North America -7.7%
Australia/NZ/S Africa -5.1%
North Asia -2.8%
South Asia -2.7%
Longhaul worst performing yield wise
Cathay Pacific's losses more than doubled last year because of rising fuel costs and relentless competition, the Hong Kong airline said Wednesday. The airline posted a 1.26 billion Hong Kong dollar loss for 2017, compared with a HK$575 million loss the year before. "Fundamental structural chang...Jump to post
Polaris was his idea. It hasn't been rolled out as fast as he had hoped for, but there are various causes for that, such as: third party production delays: projected capacity increases for the lounges, etc. But the project is finally gaining traction. For the record the new international premium pr...Jump to post
Per the APM project documents only 12 percent of projected users are estimated to connect to MTA bus or rail service, and of those far majority will be employees as experienced today with the MTA Green line connection. APM is first and foremost about connecting to the consolidated rental car facilit...Jump to post
Old news. DL has been talking about option for years. It builds on their existing ~12 percent ownership stake in Gol.Jump to post
Regional and large national carriers like AA, DL, UA which had very minimal international activity happily fed traffic to carriers like Pan Am and TWA.
Also remember domestic fares were largely fixed by the government as well so it was easy fare proration of applicable segment revenue.
What with the lighting system for first runway at INA being operational a few days back, I am eagerly awaiting first flight. Does anyone know when first flight is scheduled? Or has it happened already and I have somehow missed it? Awaiting EASA certification and fight checks. Was to be performed in...Jump to post
GE CEO is in Turkey today.... Suspect GE engines on 787 are a topic of discussion. Turkish seems to cater mostly to Economy Class passengers (they scrapped their Premium Economy cabin and only a handful of their 777-300ERs has a substantial Business Class cabin) Not sure where you get this info abou...Jump to post
Dynamic International Airways exited bankruptcy on March 8th after restructuring and reducing its debt along with gaining more than $50mil in new financing. Company is now fully owned by Ken Woolley who also is co-owner of Swift Air. In DOT filing the company says it seeks to "immediately incre...Jump to post
3. Are there any plans for the iconic theme building? Its available for lease if you have a restaurant look for a home. The whole reason behind dedicated arrivals and departures levels is that the two functions are separated and allow for a greater throughput; LAX has violated that very basic tenen...Jump to post
CTA lots need every space they have and are often full for hours at a time during summer months. The cheaper remote lots are seeing lower occupancy, and near 2,000 spots have already been taken out of inventory in the last 6-months, though about half will be back once some construction projects wrap...Jump to post
CTA traffic volumes have increase 20% since 2013 with hourly vehicle volume peaking about 7,000. However pax volume has increased faster (27%) so there has been increased use of shared or public transportation. As of mid 2017, TNC (Uber/Lyft) accounts for 15,000 vehicles to CTA daily; 5.4 million an...Jump to post
The RR press release says: "Turkish Airlines currently operates 27 Trent 700 powered A330 aircraft and one Trent 500 powered A340". That would be an A340-500 or - 600 then. Is that correct? Never seen such a plane in the TK fleet. :scratchchin: TK manages the civilian VIP fleet. (A319/A33...Jump to post
Yes this was in the news last month.
AirAsia CEO says looking at Boeing 787 for AirAsia X
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-aira ... SKBN1FM0JS
One issue with used frames is the very high cost of overhaul and interior refit. I know a client that looked at MH 380 frames and the cost was found simply too prohibitive to pencil out when added to the acquisition cost. If EK can send 6 A380's a day to LHR then BA can send all A380's to JFK. That ...Jump to post
https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/r ... ines-fleet
10+10 options 787-9
Delivery starts 2021
Issue of ownership goes well beyond the US. The UK will need to figure this out with its own new internal regulations as many partners will will fully expect and require UK airlines be majority owned and controlled by UK parties. I find it improbable most nations would look the other way just as muc...Jump to post
THY and Pegasus 2017 financial numbers released. TK post USD $223mil net profit in 2017 vs $77m loss in 2016. http://investor.turkishairlines.com/documents/ThyInvestorRelations/31.12.2017___USD_IFRS_RAPOR.pdf More details from THY on Wednesday when they hold their investor event. Meanwhile Pegasus s...Jump to post
mafaky wrote:And I guess that wi-fi has got nothing to do with internet connection for the pax. We'll only be able to downstream music, movies, etc. during the flight!
From a simple mathematical spoke-hub distribution method point of view - in order to minimize cost and distances and to maximize connectivity options and potential frequency the answer is yes,Jump to post
United utilizes seat hold backs from both SFO and LAX to SIN. For example LAX tomorrow is 34 and SFO is 18. LAX peaked as high as 70 for period back in Jan/Feb due strongest seasonal jetstream. One good thing about the SIN nonstops is they book strong and even sell out in premium cabin so hold backs...Jump to post
We have always had perfect attendance separate from operational metric bonuses. Combining them is isn't fair. Counting attendance as a personal performance goal is pretty standard thing at companies. Heck many companies consider it as a basic metric in your annual performance review. Yes getting si...Jump to post
There is virtually an all new senior leadership team at United. They are looking to build a new company, with a new message for employees and customers. Whether the core4 principles hold or fade away time will tell, however in the meantime there certainly is no reason why not try different incentive...Jump to post
Actually, instead of just handing you a $100 bonus per month for meeting DOT measures, UA has revised measure around its core4 program (be safe, caring, dependable and efficient), and will include other internal measures including customer satisfaction and employee attendance. Up to 5,000 employees ...Jump to post
Personally, I think any growth is misguided and TG needs to focus on profitability. They just announced another year of (increaded) losses in 2017. Things like fleet rationalization, better alignment of BKK hub structures, clarity of how Thai Smile and Nok fit into the larger picture should be the p...Jump to post
T-8 - Newly built in 1999 I know as your name implies and from previous posts, you are quite knowledgable about LAX, but wasn’t T-8 part of the original early 60s terminal complex? I know it’s gate layout has been reconfigured over the years, but growing up in LA in a United family, I know it was t...Jump to post
LAX should demolish the whole North side especially the old TWA terminal where Delta is now and then demolish the whole south side of terminal 4 to 8. Those buildings were built in the 1960's for 707's not the 777 and A350 being used today. The decades of modification on top of modification have pr...Jump to post
The Midfield Sattelite Concourse very much us part of the master-plan and will provide additional terminal gate capacity for booming international demand at the airport. Regarding the remainder of the airport, let's remember since the late 1950s and the satellite terminal concept, the airport was de...Jump to post
Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a "Strategic Business Partnership" based on three key elements: code share, a block space agreement and maintenance support. NCA formed in 1978 was Initially a joint venture...Jump to post
I would not get excited about chances for the A338. The powerpoint and personal presentation by Gerry Laderman SVP Finance does not share any secrets and is simply meant for public signaling. It would be irresponsible for UA not to explore all options simply for the fact that it puts pressure on the...Jump to post
UA is on the hook for reduced debt amount of $110mil (down from $156m) associated with concourse D until 2029 as part of updated its 2016 lease agreement. Of course by UA retaining rights to D and 14 gates in C under the updated long term agreement, it does limit access for potential other airlines.Jump to post
AirAsia finally achieves its long-held goal AirAsia reached an agreement to sell its aircraft leasing operation Asia Aviation Capital to BBAM for net of US$1.18bil. Under the agreement, BBAM entities FLY Leasing, Incline Aviation and NBB will acquire 84 aircraft and 14 engines. 79 aircraft and 14 en...Jump to post