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by PanHAM
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An impressive growth of Eurowings (Lufthansa subsidiary) in 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Re: An impressive growth of Eurowings (Lufthansa subsidiary) in 2017

LH classic is growing as well, so does LH Cargo. In terms of traffic Units, where 1 T U equals 10 passengers, LH jas been number one also in 2016 In Terms of tonne Kilometers FR never passed LH and won't be able to do that for a Long time.

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by PanHAM
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 1929

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

The scissor lift is OK for Catering but not viable for freight ULD's And whoever handled courier bags knows how heavy paper can be. This Topic has been discussed many times before. An A380F might have been viable as a shuttle between hubs with a fixed System for loading the upper deck.Similar to wha...

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by PanHAM
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 1929

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

The re Invention of the wheel. Why build an interbal lift that only adds weight when the external. also called HIGHLOADER works fine. Zollerbeds help moving the ULDs inside and some highly specialised cargo aircraft like the An123 even have cranes build in.

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by PanHAM
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy
Replies: 62
Views: 5762

Re: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy

We have regulations and laws in this Country which all concerned, including the government, have to follow. The government is in no positio to "allow". The governmnt is also in no Position to force competition to build up a Network competing with an incumband carrier. For those who are abl...

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by PanHAM
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy
Replies: 62
Views: 5762

Re: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy

Excuse me, but my contribution was on Topic. The Topic is an alledged Monopoly of LH in German domestic Services and my arguments have been that total mobility must be viewed and not only one of tree modal Options.

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by PanHAM
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs
Replies: 40
Views: 5833

Re: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs

But besides that, LCK is an intermodal hub for road/rail/air, receiving direct flights from the Far East with ,merchandise for Nation wide Distribution.

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI
Replies: 134
Views: 24886

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Do we know when the deal finalises and the 15 aircraft are back in the sky (where they belong)? The Niki website is still showing that the airline ceased flying on the 14th December. End of March, for the start of the summer schedules.They can be lucky when the big tour Operators kept the doors open.

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI
Replies: 134
Views: 24886

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Level, pronounced in the local Hsssian dialect (and some others as well), sounds like SPOON. Vueling simply means nothing. OTH "JOON" is even worse. These are faceless names, artificial without a meaning, without a Background. I doubt that they can compete with established brand names such...

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI
Replies: 134
Views: 24886

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

Condor is part of the Thomas Cook Group they won't go belly up that easy. Their brand Name and product is well established. in Germany. "Service" means flying People from A to B, whatever else Comes on top of that now has to be paid for. DE gives a choice with optional premium products. Th...

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by PanHAM
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs
Replies: 40
Views: 5833

Re: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs

No Chance to resurect any of those mentioned unless the big 2 decide to establish a mini hub. FX and UPS cover the domestic market from envelopes to uglies, What does not go on a freighter is shipped TOFC or in a box on Z Trains (BNSF) or similar at 70 mph on the transcons. Logistics at it's best.

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by PanHAM
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy
Replies: 62
Views: 5762

Re: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wak of Air Berlin Bankruptcy

....and what does he expect`A small competitor of LH crosses the Jordan and the watchdog expects that LH manipulates it's yield Management System because Windfall profitts are verboten im Germany. LH made about € 150 mio additional turnover from the demise of AB. They did not say what the costs are ...

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by PanHAM
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI
Replies: 134
Views: 24886

Re: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI

They make the same mistake again, changing a well established brand Name into something mo one in the DACH Region knows. We have seen that before with "Condor to Thomas Cook". The reaction was "WTF is Thomas Koch" and the reverse gear game in PDQ, changing back to Condor. EW, Con...

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by PanHAM
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair subcontractors charged with criminally witholding social security payments
Replies: 11
Views: 1833

Re: Ryanair subcontractors charged with criminally witholding social security payments

To hire a contractris not the Problem as Long as all contributions for the social Network and taxes are withheld by the employer and paid direct into the various Systems. That is Pension funds, health insurance, unemployment insurance and the taxes A lot of Money in total for which the Airline canno...

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by PanHAM
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI
Replies: 134
Views: 24886

Re: Who will win in the battle to takeover NIKI?

I cannot imagine that an artificial Name like VUELING can be successful in the DACH market. They dropped out of BCNFRA because tey could not compete with LH. With what does the average German associate VUELING? One does not even know how to pronounce it. They should learn from the Condor/Thomas Koch...

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by PanHAM
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watchdog group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wake of Air Berlin Bankruptcy
Replies: 62
Views: 5762

Re: Watchdong group accuses Lufthansa of Price Hikes in wak of Air Berlin Bankruptcy

This watchdong bureaucrat does not understand the Airline Business. He manifested that already in August after AB went belly up. "LH cannot hide behind algorhythms" - how else can a yield management System work? By rollling the dice? The German domestic market is about 5% of the LH Busines...

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by PanHAM
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair subcontractors charged with criminally witholding social security payments
Replies: 11
Views: 1833

Re: Ryanair subcontractors charged with criminally witholding social security payments

So we have 739 Counts of flying 738s without paying social security contriutions. I would call that unintentional jumor.

It takes a Long time but at then end of the day they get them

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by PanHAM
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI
Replies: 134
Views: 24886

Re: Who will win in the battle to takeover NIKI?

@LTU330 I fully agree with you bt that is how things work, I don't want to be cynical but whoever worked for AB must have seen that coming. It's so with medium and small companies, zjey have been subsidized by an owner for so Long that, at the end of the day, there is nothng left for s ""s...

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by PanHAM
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 23581

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

DC10s in 2012? Check that out. My bad early in the morning. MD11Fs of course and they have no customers "between the years" A reduced schedule for the Christmas season has been Standard for decades. And LH does not only serve the German market, they are a European Airline serving the Europ...

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by PanHAM
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI
Replies: 134
Views: 24886

Re: Who will win in the battle to takeover NIKI?

At best you could say that the assets of Niki are a dedicated Team of 1000 employees that know how to run trhe Airline and Keep it operational.. Thus saving start up costs in a new market. That would be called soft assets or good will in accounting Terms. If IAG wins the battle, they should Keep the...

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by PanHAM
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG purchases NIKI
Replies: 134
Views: 24886

Re: Who will win in the battle to takeover NIKI?

LH was prepared to pay some 182 mio € for Niki. I doubt that any of the potential buyers would fork out so much Money and only one would be able to, IAG. But would they really Need a leisure carrier?.

Next - establishing a brand "Vueling" in the DACH Region would be extremely difficult.

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by PanHAM
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14128

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

In the Radio News they say that 2 bidders are left, IAG and Vueling. Someone should tell them that this is one bider

Besides that, IAG is the only one that can come up eith the needed cash

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by PanHAM
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.
Replies: 18
Views: 4762

Re: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.

Not only the airbase. Up until the early nineties FRA had 2 separate night hubs, the ail hub and the LH European cargo hub. Both by stage 2 727 and 737s. HAM had 2 727s around 2 am, one freight and one mail, just to mention a dew. Besides in These days all flights üroduced take off noise around or a...

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by PanHAM
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.
Replies: 18
Views: 4762

Re: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.

One Thing is for sure, the fact that aircraft become quieter with each Generation is totally ignored by the NIMBYs around FRA. The remaing MD11 flown by LHCargo account for less than 10 landing/take Offs per day. The total daily movements of about 1400 take Offs and landings are so widely spread tha...

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 24917

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

Yeah good idea, the Airport is fully functioning, only one of the two terminals wo't get ready.. Such minor causes should not stop the success of a project

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by PanHAM
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions
Replies: 23
Views: 3329

Re: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions

has anyone heard the latest News? Hell has been frozen over

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions
Replies: 23
Views: 3329

Re: Ryanair to recognize pilot unions

There is no such Thing as a closed shop. Several unions can compete and no employeee can be forced to join a uion.

It depends on the employer, if that employer act like MOL and FR, even I would have joined a union

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by PanHAM
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14128

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

Thousand employees out of Jobs, Several ten thousands passengers stranded or sittting at home with worthless tickets and here liveries are discussed.

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by PanHAM
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14128

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

Luckily the German taxpayers don't have to pay more taxes because of this mess. New entrants start with 2 or 3 aircraft, gardly an Impact on the market. There won't be new competition because of this stupid move, rather less. No one can Keep LH/EUW from "organic growth". Besides, there was...

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by PanHAM
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14128

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

Fortunately in Europe we are ruled by the law and not by the EU commission or by emotions of single Forum members. The law cannot discriminate. If under the present rulings for vacant Slot Distribution an Airline is entitled to get 50% then that is so. The move by the EU commission was stupid and at...

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by PanHAM
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14128

Re: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14

Now we have a Situation which the German government wanted to avoid with the KfW loan. Besides the owner of the AB Group the EU commission is to blame for this mess. It does not make sense to forbid a purchase of virtual assets when there is no valid buyer around except the LH Group. What will happe...

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14128

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

LH can grow from their own ressources. They don't have a Monopoly,, Niki is a leisure Flyer, better, was a leisure Flyer and there is enough competition in that field. Most stupid decision by the EU commission. Niki will seize flying tomorrow, leaving passengers stranded all over Europe. Please pas...

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14128

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

Interesting that the stranding of several 10000s passengers just before Christmas and new year is pro-consumer. I guess Niki will declare bankruocy tonight, latest tomorrow. Rather tonight once LH withdraws the funding. Whoever holds a ticket on Niki for tomorrow and onwards should check. with the d...

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki, will cease flying Dec. 14
Replies: 78
Views: 14128

Re: Lufthansa withdraws the offer for Niki

LH can grow from their own ressources. They don't have a Monopoly,, Niki is a leisure Flyer, better, was a leisure Flyer and there is enough competition in that field.

Most stupid decision by the EU commission. Niki will seize flying tomorrow, leaving passengers stranded all over Europe.

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by PanHAM
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10804

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

Fact is, that nobody ants to enter the competition to pick up the shambles. Except LH and U2. IAG just backed off which leaves LH in the delicate Situation to pull out of the deal on Dec 21, 2hould the EU not decide in their favor................., which would result in LH backing out supporting Nik...

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by PanHAM
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6490

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

Why and for what should LH then pay 210 Mio € ? More, AB did not have any assets when they were closed down. What you call "assets" i good will at best and any ruling by the EU can be challlenged.

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by PanHAM
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6490

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

FR has applied for Slots at the recent summer18 Slot conference. Instead of picking a number and get in line with the others who want to take a slice of what is left from AB, they take the short cut for the freebies. Pay 40 Million?? Naah, not us. This is more a Problem for U2 than LH. U2 will have ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's airlines miss lease payments
Replies: 56
Views: 15738

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

Didn't they buy Hahn Airport this year? Well, they did actually and that new developent might have some political Dynamite in the state of RLP

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6490

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

They jst deserted that route and I doubt that FR will take the risk to operate German domestic flights. Although VC and UFO would love it...........

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 34
Views: 6490

Re: EasyJet announces routes from Berlin-Tegel

€ 50,00 is roughly € 42 net VAT from which departure tax and fumvling fee have to be paid. Plus all other costs, there's not much left to cover that, Besides, LH matches that with their lowest fares.

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by PanHAM
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 21919

Re: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December

Meanwhile U2 runs Radio advertisements promoting TXL FRA TXL flights., the badly needed compettion will start after the Holidays and gradually things will go back to normal.

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by PanHAM
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10804

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

No, of course not and MOL never knew anything about Business ethics anyway They simply screw everyone. Cockpit Crew, cabin Crew, handling agents and passengers. Competetors and that list is far from completel Profits are essential in Business and not only there. I wish them good luck in Germany. I d...

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by PanHAM
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10804

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 sudd...

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by PanHAM
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 27443

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

I don't fly with them, seahawk and I doubt that everyone in that captive audience knwos, What is next, Slot machines and pole dancing?

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by PanHAM
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 27443

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Selling items is part of the job of the FAs at any airline. I see no problem in firing the under performers and using pressure to increase the sales, every retail chain does this. Yes, but retail chains usuallly don't have a captive audience and that is exactly what makes the difference. The only o...

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by PanHAM
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10804

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

@Delta777jet KfW is self sustainable. Their businesss volume in 2015 was 503 Billion €. As said, even if the estate of AB would Default on the loan, it would not even put a dent into the Banks Business. No one would ntice and the Bundestag would not have to call an emergency session to raise taxes.....

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10804

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

We had this discussion before, the tax payer is not involved at all. This is quite incorrect. The KfW Bank supported the deal and is owned by the state and regions. While it may be run commercially, it would have an impact on state and local government finances if things had gone bad and they had l...

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10804

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

We had this discussio before, the tax payer is not involved at all. The AB credit Comes from a Bank which is owned by the Federal Republic but not tax funded. The AB Receivers have to allocate re-payments from the so far 250 Mio € with 10% interest and a 1 Million € handling fee. However, should the...

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by PanHAM
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel
Replies: 47
Views: 10804

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

Why doesn't that surprise me? LH paid 210 Mio, U2 paid 40 Mio and FR pays nothng to pick up some pieces from broken AB. They should get Slots, but between 9 and 11 pm. Outbound.

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by PanHAM
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 40411

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Fact is that AB, Niki and all other AB affiliates have been left by Etihad without any assets or any value excet good will. LH has assisted Niki with up to 10 Milllion per week and is now even willing to yield soe Slots. what else can one expect?

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by PanHAM
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 40411

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

The goverment owns nothing. The Federal Republic of Germany owns 100% of DB which is organized in the form of an AG )PLC). Which means that the Management can ask the supervisory board to hike the fares. This usually happens once a year on Dec 10. Next, you have multiple choices to connect to the US...

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