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by Delta777Jet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?
Replies: 16
Views: 3805

Re: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?

Don't forget that Ryanair group operate already the A321 with their subsidiary Laudamotion. I'm sure they study the economics very well right now and might go for a 321 Neo order ?!? So less FR Boeing and more OE Airbus soon ?

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 2112

Re: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!

The idea is great and really wonder why nobody did it so far. Even not Ryanair. On many flights there are always some empty seats , so paying for that will give more or less a guarantee that if a seat is free, thats the one next to you. Agree that this must be marked in some way, like "reserved...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 4772

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

I hope someone is taken over the former Air Berlin Routes from/to TXL ! Level would be a nice fit with flights to FLL/JFK/LAX

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26526

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

The livery is simply cheap. But it fits in the Lufthansa Strategy. No one will remember Lufthansa anyway in Europe as (besides Frankfurt and Munich) everything in Germany and Europe will be covered by Eurowings. Lots of passengers tell me that Lufthansa stopped flying to Berlin, Cologne and Hannover...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri May 25, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5238

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

Even if CX and QF would Codeshare it wouldn’t do a monopoly for them because of plenty of other choices ( via connections )! Otherwise CX/NZ Codeshare , even a EK/QF Codeshare is a monopoly between DXB and Australia ! Basically almost everything between Hubs in Europe ( FRA, MUC, ZRH, BRU, CPH, ARN ...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu May 17, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10640

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

Lufthansa is not interested in OS and SN, they want to boost EW ( which is by this time not making money at all ). As LH is in charge for managing OS it’s their fault if they don’t make enough revenue. They funnel the important business passengers through MUC/ZRH/FRA. In the near future OS will be s...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri May 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?
Replies: 24
Views: 1700

Re: What if the US3 mergers had gone differently?

What if back in 2000 TWA , US Airways and America West would have merged ! HUBS in PHX STL PHL CLT ! And as big at AA DL and UA

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: Lufthansa cancels 800 flights amid strike action

For me, the compensation claims that will ensue should be footed by Ver.Di and the Ground Handling companies that go on strike, rather than the Airlines. Fully agree with you. There won`t be too many compensation claims as strike is excluded from the EU regulation compensation. The only thing airli...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Onur Air delays
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Onur Air delays

I just came back from a flight with Onur Air from Turkey . This was my 4th flight in 2 month and every single flight had a minimum of 2 hours delay. In the plane of course neither an apology nor an explanation. I’ve talked to one of the cabin crew , she is flying for 3 years and told me that all Onu...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Cabin Crew Strike Avoidance Actions
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Ryanair Cabin Crew Strike Avoidance Actions

Today and during last two days Ryanair cabin crew at Portuguese bases were on strike. Some planes based in Portugal left empty, leaving pax behind with cockpit crew only to their destinations and they activated cabin crews there to operate the inbounds plus probably to back up flights for few days t...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair interested in A320 expertise
Replies: 35
Views: 7228

Re: Ryanair interested in A320 expertise

Look at the Emirates model, they successful operate Airbus and Boeing and just two types. Having Airbus inside the group gives a warning to Boeing that they could just order few hundred A320/321 for Laudamotion instead of Boeing. Secondly not to underestimate , they can accelerate growth by fishing ...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6333

Re: Ryanair to Open 10 Routes from The Ukraine

That used to be the case, but not anymore! Not too long ago things have changed at both airlines. Ryanair has become more strict on hand luggage whilst Wizzair has loosened it's hand luggage policy. Wizzair used to charge for large hand luggage, but they've dropped that. Ryanair on the other hand r...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6333

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

Another mistake of O'Leary. There is no money to be made in Ukraine. Many African countries have a higher per capita spending power than Ukraine. As for inbound tourism, including "leisure" tourism, the demand is only there at low fares. So IEV is the better airport to serve this demand. ...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6333

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

I would say thats a big smack in the face for Wizz, the second one this week after attacking them also in the announced Vienna base.

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8753

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

become number 1 in Europe replacing the traditional airlines in continental Europe, become a platform for all your travel needs, hotels, tours, package holidays. Scary just to think about it...[/quote] Just imagine how many hotel, car rental, tours they could potentially sell. People normally book ...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8753

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

I strongly doubt that this is a good move for FR. There is a reason why every airline that this guy founded couldn't survive on its own. To run an airline it takes a lot, even Branson have Delta now as a partner. Try yourself opening an airline, lets see how far you get, before judging on others. T...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8753

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

Newspaper report suggest the seven wet leased FR 738 planes will be flying the Niki program from Berlin. The 320s will be flying the remaining program. It could be that Lauda will not extend cooperation with LH and they need to find another partner to fulfill their capacity requirements.

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8753

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

; I'm convinced that you also wouldn't feel comfortable in the working conditions you've outlined. Ohh yes, of course not. What I wanted to point out is that employers (companies) are always extorting people if possible. In case of highly demanded people with specials skills and knowledge this is n...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8753

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

What I'm meaning with "not adhering to Austrian standards" and "greed" is that Lauda pays extremely low wages, cuts corners wherever possible personnel-wise and simply doesn't seem to be acting in good faith at all. As an avid European myself I also fail to see how Brexit plays ...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8753

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

The funny Thing is that Lauda still Needs LH to lease them up to 15 aircraft.. OK this is an American Forum, but the conclusion is that everybody can do it with everyonew. Thats not completely right. When LH made an offer to purchase Niki and began moving out the airplane assets, they needed to giv...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8753

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

The best part is that Ryanair get a nice entry to the Austrian market. The problem with particularly the Austrian market is that the they love national companies. Not so long ago SkyEurope had to fight hard (and lost it) to get into that market and convience people to fly with an eastern european LC...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8753

Re: Ryanair to acquire 75 % shares of Laudamtion

No matter what, its beneficial for both. Ryanair has now access to the Low Cost employment model avail in Austria and can recruit pilots with another branding. If they stay with Airbus also it is the beginning of an Airbus fleet for Ryanair or will they switch to Boeing in the long term ? Also this ...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35079

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

The airport CEO has shot back at Lufthansa and suggested that instead of minding someone else's business they should concentrate on their own business, particularly on offering longhaul routes from Berlin.... Such statement can only come from the chairborne division ! TXL airport is just fullfillin...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 55
Views: 11666

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

I really hope Norwegian fill the Gap and kick LH/EW ass but just taking their passengers away from them !

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 55
Views: 11666

Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

Hi folks, Last November Lufthansa startet 5 weekly flights from Berlin/TXL - New York City with A-330-300, taking over basically the Air Berlin nonstop. In the press releases back then it states that Eurowings will be taking over this route in the future. But now it seems that Lufthansa is stopping ...

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATH to AMS airline question
Replies: 27
Views: 2010

Re: ATH to AMS airline question

Book now ! :)

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)
Replies: 43
Views: 7871

Re: Air France/KLM considers creating "real" low-cost longhaul airline (beyond Joon)

Joon is a joke. Flew LIS-CDG with them. While there is nothing to complain about the product , you can really wonder what kind of biz model Joon actually is ? They market as AF flight numbers, they have a business class and even in economy free drinks. Just the snack is gone and that's about it. Can...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 11167

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

The door arming procedure on the 737 still means crawling on the floor and attaching the slide with the Girt Bar to the aircraft ! A 707 design and a joke that they still use it on the MAX

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves
Replies: 58
Views: 20990

Re: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves

Is a merger with Easyjet viable ?

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel
Replies: 81
Views: 12535

Re: EasyJet is starting to fly from Berlin Tegel

Lots of millionaires flying Easy between the UK and south of France , why they should not fly domestic Germany? It will be a success story as long as they are reliable operational wise.

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 18206

Re: Etihad to drop multiple routes

Well the decline of Etihad is also visible in the cabins. I flew last week DUS-AUH on their 787-9 in Business Class. Even though the food was good I was starving at the end of the flight, both because lack of sufficient food and drinks never get refilled. I had to asked several times for a glas of w...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14389

Re: FlyNiki will cease flying tomorrow (14DEC)

The fault is not with EU commission but with the german government which wanted to interfere by putting tax money inside . Without this all this would be over long time ago with basically same result , except that no tax payer would have lost money.

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41082

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

PanHam: Have a look into the current Spiegel magazine article. Clearly written now, that the government injection of cash facilitiated via KfW is at risk and the tax payer could loose large parts of this money. I just wanted to highlight for you that even in the government not decline that this is i...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10979

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

Why Ryanair, Niki and the other interested buyers did not have a realistic chance to purchase parts of Air Berlin ? LH had months to prepare itself for this situation and could plan in detail. Tommy1808, bridging loan is fine, but in this case it's not that the great Air Berlin continue to fly under...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10979

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

Simple. Air Berlin Fails and the procedure to pick up the pieces starts in an orderly Fashion. LH and u2 follow the rules and bid, together with others for routex, Slots and aircraft. Others follow but the two carriers mentioned win and are invited to proceed in the process. Except Ryanair, who sud...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10979

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

PanHam: Kfw is a state owned bank. Their profits go into the budget, if they need to write off such an amount it will reduce their earnings and therefore harm the taxpayer. For example if you decide not to pay tax, the German government would not go bancrupt but certainly would have less income. If ...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10979

Re: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel

PanHam: so far only the tax payer forked out hundreds of millions in financial aid and social system payments to pay employees their salary. As long the EU not approve the deal no money has and will be paid.

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 14570

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Interesting how technically this was possible. As far as I understood so far, the slots were allocated to Air Berlin and could only be moved within that group of companies e.g. LGW, Niki . Now Lufthansa took apparently LGW and Niki. The sick part of it , Air Berlin , remained there . How easyJet can...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30007

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Seems so that the LBA and Air Berlin got no other problems to deal with. This was a very nice go around and not dangerous.

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is easyJet scared of Ryanair so much and whats the strategy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1963

Why is easyJet scared of Ryanair so much and whats the strategy?

I am a fellow easyJet fan and using them whenever I can. But having flown Ryanair (by accident) and Norwegian lately I have to say that I don't really understand easyJet's strategy any longer. Whenever Ryanair is coming to a base it seems they run away like a chicken closing bases like Madrid, Rome,...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 5395

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

B-787-8/9 should be the replacement !

Best aircraft for OS !

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 65850

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Ryanair will be pleased to offer UK pilots new jobs.

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's replacing Air Berlin's RSW service ?
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Who's replacing Air Berlin's RSW service ?

Who will replace Air Berlins 4 weekly service between Dusseldorf and Ft. Meyers ? Air Berlin inherited the route from LTU who was flying the route since the early 90's to cater he huge German population in southwest Florida ? Will Lufthansa ( Eurowings ) take it over or Condor ?

Any info ?

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162071

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Now Ryanair need to put 4 planes with crews to MUC take the open slots an go MUC-HAM and MUC-CGN every 1.5 hours shuttle.

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162071

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Now one news outlet reports, that Lufthansa is already owner or in the process of owning and taking over all the jets they want from Air Berlin. According to it, the CAA in Germany, with the most support of the transport minister is just able to complete 3 airplane registration movements per week. I...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162071

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The 70m write off in Niki is then just a balance sheet issue which can be fixed in the moment LH is really buying Niki. My guess is , TuiFly need to find a new home for their expensive lease planes or need to reduce the price to a standard price. In other words no sponsorship for TuiFly any longer .

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162071

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The fuel shortage in AKL is a national problem which is of short term and where no other commercial company could help out. In case of Air Berlin it started with unusual self admin insolvency whereas a loyal Lufthansa manager sit in the board of director, agree with government a plan to get funding ...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162071

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

This haul process of Air Berlin going down is like a crime movie. Lufthansa says on the one hand , not interested in AB long haul business. Of course not because the working tools (A330) changed already hands. Of course it doesn't take the entire remaining business , because it doesn't want problems...

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