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by LAXintl
Mon May 29, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 33
Views: 2291

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

Bahamas tourism has been for ages trying to find an operator on LAX-NAS, but obviously no takers.

Good luck to UP. They can barely remain afloat with what they do, hardly need a boondoggle to the West Coast.

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by LAXintl
Mon May 29, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel to U.S. drops
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: Travel to U.S. drops

Booming here at LAX also.

International arrivals up 10.9% so far in 2017. Was up 16.3% yoy in April alone!

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by LAXintl
Sun May 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Thai carriers have a future?
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Re: Do Thai carriers have a future?

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun May 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 65
Views: 7877

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

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.

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by LAXintl
Sat May 27, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines scraps premium economy but will retain first class
Replies: 16
Views: 4136

Re: Malaysia Airlines scraps premium economy but will retain first class

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.

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by LAXintl
Sat May 27, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 68
Views: 7184

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 27, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 133
Views: 8664

Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 12647

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 27, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS & SF Express form China JV
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: UPS & SF Express form China JV

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 27, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines scraps premium economy but will retain first class
Replies: 16
Views: 4136

Re: Malaysia Airlines scraps premium economy but will retain first class

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.

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by LAXintl
Fri May 26, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS & SF Express form China JV
Replies: 3
Views: 411

UPS & SF Express form China JV

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 26, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 12647

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

djxxa wrote:
I wonder how many TK pax actually sign up?


Its not matter of TK pax signing up, but the existing 2 million TSA Pre✓ members will have access to the program when flying TK.

TK becomes only the 8th non US-Canada-Mexico carrier in the program.

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by LAXintl
Fri May 26, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 12647

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 25, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5151

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

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...

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by LAXintl
Wed May 24, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 12647

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

Announced at the IATA IGHC conference taking place here in BKK this week with attendance of Thai Transport Minister, TK will launch Phuket service - 4x weekly - effective July 17.

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by LAXintl
Tue May 23, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3025

Re: International growth stalls in China

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon May 22, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

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...

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by LAXintl
Mon May 22, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 8702

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun May 21, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 8702

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 103
Views: 26062

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Not rumor. Was stated at recent townhall. Public announcement "end of May"

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling with Dual Citizenship
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Traveling with Dual Citizenship

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long would a Q400X stretch take to reach market
Replies: 19
Views: 2141

Re: How long would a Q400X stretch take to reach market

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltia to lease 767-300ER
Replies: 62
Views: 10810

Re: Baltia to lease 767-300ER

https://www.usglobal.com/

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And their new website is up - https://www.usglobal.com/

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline
Replies: 17
Views: 4626

Re: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26379

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline
Replies: 17
Views: 4626

SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21366

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Why Yokota Airbase in Japan have an IATA identifier?

angelopga wrote:
Plenty of USAF bases have IATA code.


:checkmark:

Not just USAF bases, lots of foreign nations bases also have IATA codes.

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 24830

Re: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 103
Views: 26062

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

We should be hearing about a new UA international route out of LAX soon..

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by LAXintl
Fri May 19, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is JetSuite X doing?
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: How is JetSuite X doing?

https://skift.com/2017/05/16/ceo-interv ... he-masses/

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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/

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by LAXintl
Thu May 18, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26379

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 18, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE
Replies: 41
Views: 8919

Re: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE

Actually, AZ already filed a winter sked at LAX, so I think this was always in the card, just publicly confirmed now.

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by LAXintl
Thu May 18, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 103
Views: 26062

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

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...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 18, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac in talks to acquire Bombardier aviation business stake
Replies: 14
Views: 3047

Comac in talks to acquire Bombardier aviation business stake

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....

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by LAXintl
Wed May 17, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen applies for Qingdao-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: Xiamen applies for Qingdao-LAX

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...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 16, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen applies for Qingdao-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Xiamen applies for Qingdao-LAX

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.

OST-2017-TBA

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This will be MF second LAX route. Xiamen-LAX 3x weekly starts in June 27th.

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by LAXintl
Tue May 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire at Singapore Changi T2
Replies: 1
Views: 1479

Re: Fire at Singapore Changi T2

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...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 16, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltia to lease 767-300ER
Replies: 62
Views: 10810

Re: Baltia to lease 767-300ER

And its official. Baltia shareholders approved name change to USGlobal Airways.

Along with name change, lets wait on new stock ticker, website, logo etc..

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by LAXintl
Tue May 16, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10478

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

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.

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by LAXintl
Mon May 15, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 255
Views: 50270

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

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 ...

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by LAXintl
Mon May 15, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 274
Views: 57756

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

In response to a question in another thread regarding AZ fleet ownership, below is listing covering leased frames. Thought folks here would find it useful as well.


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by LAXintl
Mon May 15, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?
Replies: 41
Views: 7119

Re: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?

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...

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by LAXintl
Sun May 14, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200
Replies: 55
Views: 15975

Re: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200

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...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 12647

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

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-LOx

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by LAXintl
Sat May 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL - Daniel K Inouye ?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: HNL - Daniel K Inouye ?

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Search and you will find recent thread....


HNL Changes Name To Inouye Int'l

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1361665&p=19505817#p19505817

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by LAXintl
Sat May 13, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21366

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 12, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21366

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

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...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 12, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EL AL doesn't fly TLV-IST?
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: Why EL AL doesn't fly TLV-IST?

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...

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