Thai aviation in many ways is the sick man of Asia. Just attended last weeks annual IATA IGHC conference in BKK, and among speakers were Thai Transport minister, and representatives of TG and other Thai participants. Its clear Thailand suffers from self admitted malaise, with transport minister admi...Jump to post
Air China has not dropped SZX-LAX plans.
Its start up is delayed due DOT taking too long to process the request. Flight was approved by DOT only on May 19th instead of originally anticipated February approval.
Yes its a bit sad they likely succumbed to things like politics and having to keep up an F product.
F class even for many of the globe's top airlines is a shrinking proposition especially as C class becomes ever more opulent.
The purpose of this ban cannot possibly be security. The flaws in that argument are beyond obvious. A bomb in the hold (or a lithium ion battery fire in the hold) is just as bad if not worse than the same in the cabin. The threat danger is largely negated by moving devices away from the cabin. Wont...Jump to post
Following on heels of AA saying they would offer some rows of 29-inch seat pitch on future 737MAX aircraft, sounds like Scott Kirby President at UAL seems to feel this might be a trend worth following. After American confirmed its decision, a source familiar with United’s thinking said the Chicago-b...Jump to post
Here are some insider info from TK: - Pegasus has been sold to investers from Qatar (QR ?). Announcement will be by end of summer. - TK is selling one of its MRO facility (in IST or SAW, again to Qatar?).? Keep in mind both PC and TK are publicly traded companies. There is zero chance a company has...Jump to post
Well with SF aligned with UPS, the next largest options for FedEx would be Alibaba backed YTO Express or STO Express. Uniquely however both those companies follow a franchise system model that relies on hundreds of smaller partners and unlike SF does not own all their own equipment nor are unified a...Jump to post
To some degree CEO is probably right that a good premium product likely does rob some business class demand.
Now as far as logic in keeping even a small F class I am not sure about his views.
UPS announced plans to form a joint venture agreement with Chinese express delivery firm SF Holdings SF Holdings, parent company of SF Express, is the dominant package delivery company within China with 240,000 employees. The joint venture, which is subject to Chinese regulatory approval, will initi...Jump to post
TK becomes the 24th UATP card issuer. Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Card will be issued by Yapi Kredi Bank for corporate clients. For those not familiar with UATP (Universal Air Travel Plan) , its an airline owned payment network accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail, hotel and travel a...Jump to post
As threats against aviation evolve, so must TSA procedures. What we have in the US today with the TSA is 1000% better than the pre 9/11 for profit and unaccountable system of using lowest bid vendors. Regarding TSA Pre✓, effective May 6th frequent fliers who have not purchase and been vetted as part...Jump to post
Attending the annual big IATA IGHC event this week being held in BKK this year and one of the main themes here really is how much APAC region buttressed by China is driving global air travel. IATA says China will become the worlds largest air travel market in the next decade. Indeed 100mil Chinese h...Jump to post
No, and Scott Kirby basically answered why not at recent town hall in Frankfurt. 1 - UA Atlantic JV partners provide connectivity while keeping much of the money in-house. JV partners are great network extenders for UA. 2 - ME3 have pretty much killed any opportunity for US airlines to serve the reg...Jump to post
Traffic at all LA community airports are down from historical highs. BUR is down, LGB is down, ONT is down and until recently even SNA was down. Its the same story across America as secondary airports and smaller communities have seen declines. Its part of broader industry shift. Ultimately airlines...Jump to post
Bottom line is that BUR is a community airport, one that has its own local catchment area in one corner of the basin, but in no way appeals to broader LA basin. Btw sounds odd to call anything in LA like the CBD. LA hardly has a unified core with county made up of 88 independent cities and tons of d...Jump to post
Checking in with only the German passport will raise questions as to how you arrived and where your VWP or Green Card is in this case is. Keep in mind while the US does not yet have formal exit controls yet (there is a trial currently ongoing at ATL https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/c...Jump to post
If anything BBD should figure out how to make the Q400 cheaper to operate and more reliable along with being able to sell it at lower cost. In many cases the Q400 is simply too much airplane for many customers. Its has overpowered engines, and the speed benefit is not many customers need or want. It...Jump to post
I assume that these B744Fs are fully paid off by now hence no need to splurge money on purchasing new B77Fs...am I right? Of remaining 7 frames, 5 are owned. Remaining 2 are on leases. Suppose the leased aircraft will go back as terms end. They returned 2 in 2016 and now 1 in April, so they dont se...Jump to post
Canada has hinted that they may cancel the negotiations to purchase Super Hornets from Boeing over this. Canada is free to do as it wishes. Ultimately if it wants to cripple its own defense or opt for less financially viable options they certainly are free to pursue them. The whole point why the Su...Jump to post
Following announcement of SIA Groups first quarterly loss in 6-years, the group says it will shut down its wholly owned cargo subsidiary and re-integrated cargo flying as a division within SQ airlines. SIA says move will help improve efficiency as the cargo division has shrunk over recent years and ...Jump to post
Dont worry - the DOT will review it carefully, same as they did with the expansion of ties between AA & QF. The marketplace has changed greatly since the carriers initial partnership and codesharing many moons ago, hence the need for a new broader review. The most interesting point of JetBlue's ...Jump to post
angelopga wrote:Plenty of USAF bases have IATA code.
Regarding SQ A380 fleet wownership, 9 frames are under lease on 10-13-year terms. To me its highly probable that the remaining leased frames will roll off leases and leave the fleet particularly as the 777X arrive. For the owned frames, I would expect SQ to look to do perform sale/leaseback deals so...Jump to post
Interview posted with the CEO this week
JetSuite Wants to Bring a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses
https://skift.com/2017/05/16/ceo-interv ... he-masses/
Actually, I expect a much broader global ban instead..Jump to post
U.S government has accepted the Boeing complaint and will investigate dumping and subsidy claims. Both the Commerce departments and International Trade Commission will run parallel an investigations. U.S. launches probe of Boeing dumping, subsidy claims vs Bombardier http://www.reuters.com/article/b...Jump to post
Not airport related, but announced today that United has purchased naming rights to the historic Los Angeles Coliseum for 15-years for $70mil. United Airlines buying naming rights to L.A. Memorial Coliseum http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/18/report-united-airlines-buying-naming-rights-to...Jump to post
FT says China’s Comac and banks are in talks with Bombardier regarding tie-up that could see Chinese partner inject new life into the Canadian company’s debt-laden commercial aerospace arm as buys a "significant" stake in BBD aviation programs. Per sources "Everything is on the table....Jump to post
MF will be 4xweek over the summer on the XMN-LAX route. GDS shows 4th frequency is only for short 4-week period strangely, otherwise its 3x weekly from June - Oct. I just don't see how there can be enough o&d traffic to support this. Much of the secondary China longhaul flying are long term bet...Jump to post
More China service to the US...
Xiamen is seeking DOT authority to launch Qingdao-Los Angeles service. They propose 3x weekly service effective December utilizing 787 equipment.
This will be MF second LAX route. Xiamen-LAX 3x weekly starts in June 27th.
Update from airport: Update 7: Changi Airport will resume normal operations at 3am on Wednesday (17 May 2017). The next flight departing from T2 will be IndiGo 6E54 at 5.40am. Passengers should continue to refer to the Changi Airport website or iChangi app for up-to-date flight information. We apolo...Jump to post
Actually, Sabre still very lives on at AA as the merged PSS.
All that is happening combined airlines now will have finally fully adopted QIK overlay for the CRS system, which US folks had been using.
Btw - QIK stands for Qantas Intelligent Keypad and is used by something like 75 airlines today.
Little update buried in another regulatory filing. American is making progress in China with respect to its efforts to obtain commercially viable slots at Beijing Capital International Airport for its Los Angeles-Beijing service. Though the matter is not fully resolved, sufficient progress has been ...Jump to post
Comment is a few years old, but the regional VP for Americas at SQ said at the time of the order their desire was to operate all US services nonstop eventually as SQ moves away from 1-stop 5th freedom and tag flying in its network. So with 7 frames and back to back scheduling, they could certainly d...Jump to post
Does AZ have any owned planes, or have they sold the last owned planes to lessors? There are a handful of planes they have on the Italian registry still. Below list of leased frames with exception of random frame or two. Bulk of the fleet is owned/financed. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_j2b8nXcAITR...Jump to post
Here is list of recent tails that operated to BKK. THY64 06MAY - TCJNL 07MAY - TCJNI 08MAY - TCLNE 10MAY - TCJNJ 11MAY - TCJNM 12MAY - TCJNP THY68 07MAY - TCJOK 08MAY - TCJNK 09MAY - TCJNO 10MAY - TCJNM 11MAY - TCJNP 12MAY - TCJNI 13MAY - TCJNJ For reference the ex Skymark A333s are registered TC-LOxJump to post
Search and you will find recent thread....
HNL Changes Name To Inouye Int'l
3rd daily(well technically 5x weekly) KE ICN-LAX starts June 1st. KE015 ICN-LAX 1130-0650 77W KE016 LAX-ICN 1025-1505 77W LA-Seoul is the 2nd largest US48 to Asia city pair in O&D (LAX-TYO largest). Annual O&D is over 1 million annually, virtually all ethnic Koreans, so carriers like KE/OZ h...Jump to post
I would suspect any DL/KE additions of ICN-USA would be on DL metal. KE already flies their own metal to a bunch of US destinations, whereas DL only flies to ICN from three. Considering the point of sale in market favors Korea, and sale in the US is largely to ethnic Koreans who prefer to stick wit...Jump to post
As others said, almost all of the TLV-IST/SAW traffic is connecting traffic. LY's traffic is almost all O&D, and unfortunately the traffic from Israel to Turkey is way lower than what it used to be in the 90s and the early 2000s, thanks to Erdoğan. :sarcastic: Maybe you missed post #5 and the l...Jump to post