And to think SWA asked the DOT for 7 new slots before being awarded 4 in the route case, and now is giving back 2. SWA pleaded it "would very much like to further expand its existing Mexico City frequency" but was unable due to "severe market access issues." Any chance Volaris or...Jump to post
Southwest Airlines has served notice to the DOT that two of its recently awarded Mexico City slot pairs are available for permanent reallocation at no compensation to other eligible carriers. The slots were part of the DL-AM JV remedy divestiture. The specific slots WN of forfeiting are: 1245 arriva...Jump to post
Lets see what they announce as first routes.
This is NOT AN ORDER; intent to purchase is an LoI and far from an order. Why is THY asking price from Airbus for 40 A359??? TK needs 100+ widebody frames for the 2020s. This is the first of several moves to line up its long term WB fleet. Regarding LoI, its a common method used by TK. For example ...Jump to post
Posted last week,
DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application
Can 789 make Istanbul - Sydney nonstop? (keep in mind new airport with long runways at sea-level) IST-MEL is about 200nm shorter so it might be better option, but yes it can be done eastbound with a payload hit. Westbound return to IST is much more problematic due winds, and would require a large p...Jump to post
To simply chalk this up to politics is naive. There is a lot more here than some political message. Matter of fact if you want to compare, relations between the US-Turkey are hardly the warmest at the moment, with plenty of rather major thorny issues outstanding, while relations with European nation...Jump to post
Press release from Boeing
Boeing, Turkish Industry Establish Aerospace Initiative
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-09-21- ... Initiative
HX will place its code on WS domestic services between Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1272 http://newsroom.aviator.aero/content/images/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-21-at-20.51.59.png = Wonder what the WS-HX relationship will be once W...Jump to post
Lets remember Japan was the original market for the canceled 787-3 variant. Both ANA and JAL identified the need for a shorter range version with single class capacity of 290–330. With 787-3 obviously not being available the -8 will have to do particularly since JAL can leverage economies of scale w...Jump to post
I'm thinking the LAX-CDG/AMS flights are a result of DL working to have enough international arrivals to get preferential use of some TBIT gates. As far as added international capacity goes, this is about as safe as it gets for DL. Flights are a result of the JV wanting more capacity into Los Angel...Jump to post
Top up order -
Previously listed as an unidentified order.
Boeing, Japan Airlines Announces Order for Four 787-8 Dreamliners
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-09-20- ... reamliners
Remind me again what exactly is the annual demand between Europe and Nashville, which BA is starting? The O&D numbers between Boston and Japan were 70,000, IIRC when JL started NRT-BOS. The problem is the lack of premium demand and that is not an insignificant problem. You entirely miss the fac...Jump to post
SAA is indeed a fully government owned, however like other long list SOEs (State-Owned Enterprises) in South Africa it operates largely as a typicall commercial enterprise retaining its own legal and financial structure and is tasked to participate in normal commercial activities with government bei...Jump to post
Keep in mind todays TK is very opportunistic with orders, and tends to buy when markets are down and earns hefty discounts. As industry WB order demand has waned, it could now be in a good time finally settle on a deal. So while media is talking about 10 aircraft, the longer term acquisition certain...Jump to post
United will initially be gate limited at IAH since it will essentially be offering the same number of total flights but across two less hub banks, meaning each bank will have more flights. Once gating, and facility improvements(such as better baggage transfer system) are in place, there certainly wi...Jump to post
SA Treasury has agreed to grant SAA R10bn (USD $750) cash injection. National Treasury Director-General Dondo Mogajane stressed the importance of saving South African Airways from financial ruin. He maintains that a default on SAA’s finances would devastate the government’s other SOEs. Treasury gran...Jump to post
Repatriation starts for Irma-affected Pinoys in Caribbean
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/pin ... ean/story/
From what I have seen the bread and butter of KE @ IAH was transfer traffic to markets like Vietnam. As IAH receives ever more international options, the uniqueness of KE has diminished among this very price sensitive market. Unlike other US gateways, KE cant fall back on its core ethnic traffic eit...Jump to post
Kirby had the following to say at pilot townhall last week: Q. What’s the future of the IAH hub? A. We have a ton of opportunity across the system, but especially in our mid-continent hubs. The IAH-SYD announcement is a huge opportunity to leverage location of Houston. We have room for improvement w...Jump to post
Kirby said the following last week at a pilot town hall: Q. What is the plan for the A350? A. We plan to have enough aircraft deliveries on the books through 2025 to grow around 5 percent every year, which is a faster sustained growth rate than ever before. The A350 is a great airplane, but fleet co...Jump to post
MFR-LAX was one of the earlier cuts and hasn't been running for most of the summer. It was always full when I took the flight (and back), so I doubt it's the LF or yield. But it uses up a plane and crew for more hours than would shorter local flights, when crews are in short supply. Remember MFRLAX...Jump to post
Thanks Jeff. Tapatalk is such a breeze to use and is a good platform to allow unified access to participate in multiple forums Ref the Tapatalk banner, its not an A.net only thing. I've seen that banner for years and potentially happens on virtually any site one visits that allows Tapatalk posting. ...Jump to post
Last flight announced: This fall we will say goodbye to the Queen of the Skies as we retire the Boeing 747 from our fleet, as we shared in a message from Scott Kirby last January. This iconic aircraft deserves a retirement celebration for the ages, so on Nov. 7, we will be flying a special final fli...Jump to post
jetbluefan1 wrote:Where did the 4th LGB slot come from? Or is this using a commuter slot (which I believe are plentiful)?
Earlier this year Chilean authorities already raised serious questions about the JV. The market concentration of applications is simply too high https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/56545-chile-questions-jv-between-latam-and-american-airlines Also US DOT has sat on its hands since early 2016 revi...Jump to post
As others have stated, I am not sure there is a need or business case considering the long distances involved and already relatively low pricing in the market. Per US DOT average economy net airfare (excluding taxes&fees) between US and Australia that an airline garners has declined in excess of...Jump to post
Considering Thai is quite late getting its first 787 compared to other operators, how many airlines that have ordered it are yet to take delivery of one? TG has been a 787 operator since 2014 ! THAI's first 787 Dreamliner arrives home http://www.thaiairways.com/en_GB/news/news_announcement/news_det...Jump to post
Sad, NW had a great hub in NRT and its on life support under DL. Yes such a great hub that it lost NW money all 6-years prior to the merger. (source: interview with executives in the book "Glory Lost and Found") Perhaps a route will be opened from ICN in the near future. Unlikely - there ...Jump to post
It's all about economics and demographics! :checkmark: Outside of factors like having a major tourist draw such as a theme park, travel demand and consumer travel propensity in a city are very much directly related to local economic factors and population demographics. A city with only a modest bus...Jump to post
DOT Office of Enforcement is out with a $1.5mil civil consent decree penalty against Frontier Airlines for violations of DOT tarmac delay rules and carriers failure to adhere to published contingency plans. During the period of 16-18 December 2016, Frontier experienced multiple lengthy tarmac delays...Jump to post
Common guys, its a FAKE photo..
Here is original.
http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-conte ... hires1.jpg
Pending since 2008, the DOT has finally decided to dismiss without prejudice, Avatar’s application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to conduct interstate scheduled service due to 3-year lapse time Avatar submission of DOT required documents and the carriers failure to obtain the f...Jump to post
Cancellation may be even worse given that the current airport is bursting at the seams. Opposition party proposes to open up an air base to commercial service along with further investments in nearby airports like TLC and PBC. So instead of a single mega airport for Mexico City they suggest regiona...Jump to post
Amiga500 wrote:Playing clean won't win.
Cant say I am surprised. I know some early participants in the project and there was from the start some rather serious concerns about the suitability of the land area chosen for the project, and also the construction plans and timelines themselves. If and when this projects finishes it certainly wi...Jump to post
What NextGen has done is to concentrate air traffic into much narrower but denser corridors due to advances in navigation technology. So instead of approaches and departures (and their noise) being more scatered, they now generally operate in much more narrow corridors, which regretably has caused i...Jump to post