I guess similar to Dragonair, Silkair has outlived its usefulness. Doing so will allow SQ to downgauge some routes to 180-seat 737MAX while keeping the premium brand, also similar to how CX has been actively moving some less premium routes to Cathay Dragon. I wonder if China Airlines and EVA Air wil...Jump to post
Considering how much JAL lags behind ANA now in terms of medium and long haul, an LCC may allow them to break thru, and there are certainly a lot of opportunities. First, destinations such as HNL and BNE can be transferred to the LCC. New routes such as NRT-YYZ, NRT-AKL, NRT-AMS, NRT-MXP, NRT-MLE ar...Jump to post
And CX has definitely been trying to do more with Germany. DUS's failure is a disappointment. FRA is a high-yield destination, and probably the market will grow with more banks moving executive and investment banking positions from London to Frankfurt as a result of BREXIT. It would be interesting t...Jump to post
It started in 1996 as MFM-BRU-LIS (not sure whether it's SN's A343 or TP's).
This is probably what I would do: No change to A321NEOs, or at most some minor defer, and use them to replace A320/A321CEO (32 in service now) Keep 787-9 order and delivery (21 more coming), and use the type to replace all A330-200 and -300 in service now (total 24 in service) Only keep about 10 787...Jump to post
This really depends on the grand schema of things. Under current circumstances, there is no market for North Korean flights from anywhere, even Beijing. It depends on where Kim wants to take the country towards. If it turns out that he is actually a genius, the last few years of craziness was just p...Jump to post
As Canada starts to negotiate its trade deal with Mercosur, business deals will gradually increase between the two countries, and so does passenger and cargo traffic. The stabilizing Argentine economy helps too.
The trade deal may be a few years down the line though.
As long as it can really offer rock bottom price, people would fly it. Let's say if it sells C$600 round trip HKG-KEF-YYZ, people would put up with the long flights and cramped seats and unstable weather at KEF to fly it. Cramped seats? I'll take WOW over Air Canada any day (on longhaul). Air Canad...Jump to post
PEK will be surpassed when the new airport comes into service, splitting Beijing's traffic between the current airport and the new Daxing Airport. At that time, it will most likely be surpassed by BOTH DXB and HND, and even a few more others, at the same time.Jump to post
As long as it can really offer rock bottom price, people would fly it. Let's say if it sells C$600 round trip HKG-KEF-YYZ, people would put up with the long flights and cramped seats and unstable weather at KEF to fly it. Then they will complain about the diversions and delays, and then they will fl...Jump to post
I think you missed two destinations in the YVR map. Air Canada also flies YVR-KIX and YVR-NGO, with 767.Jump to post
Departed Denpasar Bali 5:15pm on Wednesday, arrived (3 stops later) in Amsterdam at 7:15am on Thursday. :roll: :roll: Obviously you didn't get what I mean... Rather than responding that way, why don't you tell me what you meant? He/she means what about the return schedule? If it seems that it's a f...Jump to post
DWC is going to be the largest (almost) unused airport in the world, after YMX.Jump to post
Where do you get this baloney
If they were unable to improvise they would not be soaring ahead in technology...., or have such an incredible emergency response system....
I suppose Americans need something ti justify their disorder and chaotic behavior....
Japan is a very orderly nation ! Wish other countries can adopt Japan's transportation efficiency. There are always 2 sides on 1 coin. They are very orderly, but also very inflexible and resistant to any changes. They are very good at following orders and process, but if the situation changes a lit...Jump to post
How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ? I will fly on one soon, but I am seated in row 46, but looking at Seatguru seatmaps I cant' find any of their B777-300 having that many rows .. The route is Tokyo Haneda - Osaka Seatguru does not have ANA's domestic 777-300 on their site. ...Jump to post
How about Chinese competitors? Won't cut it. Because in the worst case scenario, US can ban all incoming/outgoing flights from/to US from overflying Russian airspace, including Chinese airlines. Air Canada would not be affected because they can overfly Russian airspace on routes like HKG-YYZ or DEL...Jump to post
Northwest actually had such a flight between 1998 and 2001, with 1 to 2 weekly summer only seasonal service, on DC10 and 747-200. I don't think there is a NRT-ANC market year-round. But the Japanese tourist market to Alaska is pretty strong and consistent during the summer months. It could work with...Jump to post
flyfresno wrote:nmk829 wrote:BoeingGuy wrote:ONT has gained and lost service over the years too. Off hand, I can think of ATL (EA, DL), JFK (B6, briefly AA), HNL (UA, HA), YYZ (AC), MX (AS).
ONT had service to Toronto? Wow...
In a "game of inches" (i.e low margins), that 10% extra fuel cost, extra utilization, extra crew time, etc can add up! It adds up, but if all your competitors are forced to do the same, then there's no difference. The price of the ticket would be increased by all airlines. There is no alt...Jump to post
Between East Asia and eastern/central US, the eastbound flights almost always take the southern route across the Pacific and make "landfall" at North America over Vancouver. So only the westbound flights are affected. But with the extended range capabilities of 77W, 787 and A350, airlines ...Jump to post
Slovenia is beautiful, went there 10 years ago. But really there is no demand for regular non-stop between Asia and LJU. A few charters a year to Japan and Korea is about right. Keep in mind that for most Asian tourists going to Slovenia, they are not just going to Slovenia. They will be touring man...Jump to post
Step 1 accomplished for Boeing. Now they will give everything they have to persuade Air Asia X to switch to dreamliner. It will be interesting to watch. If it is very obvious they will keep the Neo order, then why is there a need for a final decision on fleet ? This order is alot more then selling ...Jump to post
It is most likely that the meeting will take place in the JSA. No need to worry about transport. Originally, China and Russia would be in good spot to host this meeting, but given the current relationship between US and China and Russia, and the invitation is not routed through China or Russia, it i...Jump to post
Asiana can definitely make it work with EWR and YYZ, with substantial O&D traffic and connection at both ends. Should be no problem filling a daily A359 on these two routes. IAH would work too if they coordinate with UA on connection to South America at IAH and if they can also work out connecti...Jump to post
Embraer faced a 22.9% import tariff on ERJ-145 aircraft in the early 2000s, according to a research paper I found. They even build 4 ERJs that were never delivered to China because of the tariffs. Now, that’s a while ago. Not sure what the current status is. But 22.9% is very high, cost prohibitive...Jump to post
Currently, it only affects Boeing planes that Chinese airlines aren't really buying. This part of the overall tariff package is just posturing, just like in US's list of Chinese products, there are grenade launchers and Chinese made aircraft engines in that list. Since when does US military buying g...Jump to post
Makes sense. No surprise. AA does not need another long range type. The question is, can they just cancel the longstanding A350 order? Are there any penalties? Is AA really canceling the A350 order or is it switching the deposits to more A321? May be some -LR? I think AA is quite happy with the A321.Jump to post
At least the air cargo division of Aloha survives and has been flying 737 to this day as Aloha Air Cargo
Doubtful that it would be YYZ. For all the Asia-YYZ routes now, except for Tokyo, all other routes are heavily VFR. There is not sufficient high yield business traffic between Toronto and Asia. I would think it's ORD or IAD. Asia does extremely well from Toronto, and from what I have seen, can be e...Jump to post
Several issues come to mind: 3. My understanding of pre-clearance's function is to identify issues that might arise prior to a passenger boarding a flight, as opposed to dealing with it on US soil. It is easier to stop a passenger at the source from a customs point of view. Given the legitimate con...Jump to post
Doubtful that it would be YYZ. For all the Asia-YYZ routes now, except for Tokyo, all other routes are heavily VFR. There is not sufficient high yield business traffic between Toronto and Asia. I would think it's ORD or IAD.Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY6DaEdXUAEo8l9.jpg:large Source: FlightRadar24 https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/976862697823272964 Does anyone know why does the flight fly all the way to Mumbai before turning west over Arabian Sea? It cannot overfly Pakistan, but it could still have taken a mo...Jump to post
Your worst enemy's worst enemy is your best friend
Does it mean that other airlines from Asia such as CX or KE will soon be able to overfly Saudi for their TLV routes?
20 years ago, no one from China had the personal wealth to fly to Paris for a Chanel or Prada shopping trip. 10 years ago, a small elite group of wealthy people living in primary cities like Beijing and Shanghai can afford to do that. Now everyone in Beijing and Shanghai can afford to do that , plu...Jump to post
The answer is simple: no At least not in the sense of "threats" from ME3 Chinese airlines may be competing with European airlines in some specific connection markets, e.g. CZ obviously is targeting EU-AU market. But what it will not be able to do anything more than what CX and SQ have been...Jump to post
Would manufacturers like Dassault or Gulfstream be interested in stretching their business jets to make it a 50-seater? That's where CRJ came from in the first place. While manufacturers are not willing to put money to develop a clean sheet 50-seat RJ, a stretched new business jet would surely have ...Jump to post
And back then everyone said AAB was whining...
6E probably has an advantage that many of its competitors are not doing well in terms of service level anyway, so it's not like the passengers have a lot of other good choices.
The early morning hours are not fully utilized now though, especially in Terminal 1. I fly to NRT on the CX 6am arrival many times, and we are almost always the only flight arriving at the Terminal. Don't get me wrong. I am not complaining. I usually get to breeze thru immigration and customs in 20 ...Jump to post
The MD80 has already achieved an amazing feat that AA would have started to massively retire the 737-800 before all their MD80s are retired, considering 737-800 was ordered as a replacement for some of the MD80. Taiwan's civil aviation authorities are considering to fix regulations so that pax plane...Jump to post
Basically, the voters decided to jump off the cliff and FT is saying they are going to die jumping off the cliff. I just don't see any contradiction between the two statements. They are both true. I think the voters' decision needs to be honored but the outside world should not be expected to bend ...Jump to post
Finally someone is pointing out the dilemma, although I was not expecting it's MAGA who points it out. IAG cannot own Aer Lingus and Iberia if it is not 50%+1 owned by EU entities, and it cannot own BA if it is not 50%+1 owned by UK entities. Period. Simple rules of how international aviation agreem...Jump to post