Well here is the PR photo released at January earnings event https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWq0dp-VMAAqedw.jpg And here is the one that leaked today https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWq0hGvV4AA0eVT.jpg Same seats, but seat body is gray in one and purple in other. Also January is on 777 and todays a 787Jump to post
Core FIS hours per terminal vary seasonally based on flight schedules and CBP staffing. Day to day operational issues can also effect facility hours and facility usage. Current operational FIS facilities besides TBIT are T-2, T-4, T6/7. T-5 FIS still exist but it's a token operation with recent airl...Jump to post
SNA is indeed an excellent example of airline operations discipline and their compliance with the noise ordinance. Compliance involves a mix of realistic scheduling and operational priority given to ensuring SNA flights operate on-time. If its clear they wont, then airlines either cancel or divert t...Jump to post
Yes UA international flights utilize both the T6/7 FIS and TBIT. This however should have been apparent on the flight info screens on the day of the flight.
Also keep in mind, the exit to the T6/7 FIS is under T6, a few hundred yards from the UA T-7 baggage claim.
Proposed new fine structure for noise ordinance violations. Could go to City Council for approval in March. http://www.signaltribunenewspaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-15-at-5.08.58-PM.png As airport director explained: Romo cited the substantial increase in late-night fligh...Jump to post
At today's earnings event Qantas confirms orders for 18 A321neo LRs for Jetstar, to be delivered between 2020 and 2022. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-ceos-address-2018-half-year-financial-results/ Earnings presentation http://investor.qantas.com/DownloadFile.axd?file=...Jump to post
IATA published list of largest global air travel markets in 2017. Turkey made the #11 spot. Barring any disasters should climb the chart in 2018, likely pass France. 1. United States - 1,070,100,055 +4% 2. China - 712,989,906 +12% 3. Japan - 212,469,385 +2% 4. India - 182,584,269 +13% 5. UK - 174,29...Jump to post
Next US markets for TK will be DFW, EWR and SEA. Work has commenced on office leases, airport operating agreements and handling vendor RFPs. Does anyone know if TC-JNA/JNB/JNC/JND have been reconfigured with to C18 (new configuration)? I show JNA, B, D and E are new 18/232. Dont think JNC is done yet.Jump to post
Probably no shock.
Self handling is becoming ever rarer thing these days especially for smaller airlines as it does create long-term cost ballon as staff becomes ever more senior, while contract handling is a competitive business with more predictable cost.
Because of the nature of the operation you don’t know which flight will have Polaris more than seven days in advance, and that’s still a crap shoot. Well maybe United should take some effort in then only carefully marketing certain flights and routes with Polaris and work hard to route aircraft acc...Jump to post
How about UA simply only market flights with the new seat as Polaris, and market the rest as Business Class? Certainly, a big part of the confusion is that everything is indeed sold as Polaris, while 80%+ of the widebody fleet does not have the centerpiece seat product. Dont think the consumer would...Jump to post
Yes certainly seat retrofits can be complex, especially on the first frame and get it all certified. However, we also know airlines can very much push the process along by running multiple lines and also not waiting on having retrofits coincide with major checks. Its really a decision company can ma...Jump to post
I think they saw that DL and AA weren't responding with similar product offerings, and that it wasn't driving additional premium customers to UA. Polaris really could have worked, but UA bungled it from the beginning. It's disappointing, since a successful product could have boosted the J experienc...Jump to post
As almost 20-year 1K, I agree that the broader Polaris hype has not matched reality. In my book, they indeed over promised and under delivered. Some fatal mistakes made imo were; o Way too heavily marketed the new seat which bulk of customers wont see for years. They since have backed of the seat ma...Jump to post
United expects to begin operating MAX 9 aircraft on June 7, between its hub at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and five cities (ANC, AUS, FLL, MCO, SAN). Beginning June 29, United plans to add additional MAX 9 flights from its Houston and Los Angeles hubs including service between Los...Jump to post
If you read the full earnings report you'll see the margins dont come from SQ mainline but from its subsidiaries like Silk, Cargo, engineering, ground handling etc. SQ mainline matter of fact faces ominous headwinds still: Despite a stabilisation in yields in recent months, pressure on yields remain...Jump to post
Airlines at limited activity stations without their own facilities or staffing will use handlers and most often can visit their ops offices to review things like flight plans etc. Additionally, I have seen crews brief on the crew bus on the way to the airport, or once onboard the aircraft as well.Jump to post
Largely stems from fact that the EU does not have a broad air service agreement with Russia, and instead member states maintain their own respective individual agreements with Russia. As part of this, Siberia overflights are governed and carrier rights must be reciprocally designated by each side, w...Jump to post
A few quick answers. First the 737-700 & A319s frames are being withdrawn slowly in favor of larger models. The 737-700 fleet today is technically 4 strong - 3 are operated by its subsidiary Anadolujet. All in all TK also had 6 other -700 frames historically. On the A319s, that fleet at one time...Jump to post
Because airlines(and consumers) prefer direct city center to city center links and overtime they pushed hard for bilaterals to be liberalized to allow for increased such services.Jump to post
Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a strategic partnership. The proposed strategic partnership will build on existing block space arrangements between the two airlines that have been progressively expanded o...Jump to post
Effective from 26 February 2018, the airline place its “CX” code on Cotai Water Jet services operating between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and the Taipa Ferry Terminal, in Macau During the initial launch stage, Cathay Pacific customers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the ...Jump to post
From Budget: Preclearance Cost and Adjustment Model (PCAM): CBP requires all preclearance sites to share the cost of operational expenses. CBP leadership determined that the total cost of preclearance sites will be adjusted to reflect the routine user fees paid by U.S. bound travelers from those loc...Jump to post
Of course, this raises serious questions of security that should never happen. I expect this breach will be investigated, some people disciplined, changes in procedures, retraining, but it may be impossible to keep 100% sterile.The person who did this, allegedly mentally unstable and under the infl...Jump to post
I would say its largely connections. As presented at a townhall in response to question about JVs, an example was given that IAD-FRA traffic was merely 17% local traffic. 83% of onboard pax were either behind or beyond connections. Point was hub connections and JVs greatly drive the ability to provi...Jump to post
News out via Chevron that the Sonair "Houston Express" 747 service from Angola will be ending March 28th. Route discontinuation is blamed on "financial and commercial difficulties" Some might remember the flight was opened to public sale last May. Obviously this did not help much...Jump to post
At approximately 7,700mi UPS this week launched new Louisville-Dubai route is the longest regularly-scheduled flight UPS has ever operated The daily nonstop flight, flown by the 747-8F, will cut time-in-transit from North and South America to key destinations in the Middle East and South Asia by a f...Jump to post
Singapore – Bangkok 03APR18 – 02MAY18 SQ970/973
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur 03APR18 – 31MAY18 SQ118/119
Singapore – Osaka Kansai eff 03MAY18 SQ618/619
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2018/
Flight has operated every day.
It ops with differing flight numbers - AF4047, 4087, 4089
Someone asked same question couple weeks back
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this week, the company unveiled an updated business plan. Korea's second-biggest full-service has focused on domestic, regional and medium-haul routes mainly while having an undersized longhaul network. But with the proliferation of low-cost carriers in Asia, the car...Jump to post
And P&W sings a 15-year EngineWise fleet management agreement with Turkish Airlines. http://newsroom.pw.utc.com/2018-02-06-Pratt-Whitney-Signs-15-Year-EngineWise-TM-Fleet-Management-Agreement-with-Turkish-Airlines TK is basically paying itself. P&W and Turkish Technic since 2009 are 50/50 p...Jump to post
Arabs summer love of Turkey continues. Kuwait Airways will launch service to Trabzon June 9th - 3x weekly A320 While Saudi will operate daily A320 to Izmir with mixed schedule of flights from Jeddah and Riyadh starting June 10th - Sept 09. TK considers services to SYD every day. Nothing new. Thats t...Jump to post
Dr. Oz is just another celebrity which TK signed ongoing deal with. Earlier in 2017 he even hosted his show inflight onboard a IST-JFK flight. As part of the collaboration, TK and Dr Oz are launching a project called “Fly Good Feel Good” centered on healthy eating and lifestyle which includes media ...Jump to post
I’d say no. First CUN can be bursting at seams during certain periods already with full flights. Overlaying even more capacity and timing flights for sake of more free seats to develop connection hub pax flow will make the place even messier. Another point to keep in mind hubs like PTY, BOG, MEX hav...Jump to post
Sure some in San Diego can use the HU flights, but its far from ideal on return. CBX is not connected to the international arrivals at TIJ, so US destined HU passenger would first need to clear Mexican immigration and formally enter the country, then suppose clear security(if even allowed) into the ...Jump to post
Haneda has always been the main airport for Tokyo with enplanements double that of Narita. However Narita itself keeps setting air traffic and enplanement records itself with authorities already having started process of looking at curfew adjustments and even a 3rd runway to create more capacity to ...Jump to post
SN is essentially largely a LCC operation already in the shorthaul arena. Integrating it formally into Eurowings not only seems logical it should provide broader group benefits by reducing duplication. For the longhaul, Eurowings as posted above is itself becoming more mainline so its product offeri...Jump to post
Eff May 1st.
XT407 CGK-NRT 2350-0910 A333
XT408 NRT-CGK 1130-1720 A333
Air Asia X joins GA, JL and NH in the market.
This becomes Air Asia X 4th Tokyo route (others DMK, DPS, KUL)
http://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/20 ... light.html
ATW has a good piece about how the agreement is hallow but yet offers each side ability to say they won something.
The Open Skies ‘big deal’ that isn’t