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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 85
Views: 8864

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

LipeGIG wrote:

I just don`t understand why not give a try with just 1 frame (being a daylight flight in one of the directions).


They were selling GRU-MCO daylight for S19 season, departing GRU @10am.

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 85
Views: 8864

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

They never had problem with loads, average of 88% for JAN-AUG 2018.

Market is heavily BR point of sale and the lower than expected recovery of Brazilian economy, BRL devaluation and higher fuel costs lead DL to use these aircrafts elsewhere.

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Air Canada International routes
Replies: 28
Views: 3269

Re: Future Air Canada International routes

I could see a seasonal YVR - AKL service in a JV with NZ, to top-up NZ's NW capacity on the route. AKL would tie-in well with AC's Asia-Pacific strategy, being its largest unserved Australasian city (after SYD, MEL and BNE), and given the success of these flights (e.g. MEL now going year-round). Th...

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by winGl3t
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign P2P Destinations?
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Foreign P2P Destinations?

UA flies Palau-Philipines (ROR-MNL) and Marshall Islands-Micronesia (TKK-PNI-KSA-MAJ).

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 46
Views: 6713

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

Given the slot constraints LIS is going through I guess these flights were just slots babysitting.
Now they finally have resources to expand services at LIS the suspension of these routes come as no surprise, while they launch flights to 11 new destinations with larger aircraft.

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by winGl3t
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL To Cancun from Brasilia
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: GOL To Cancun from Brasilia

Will be interesting to see whether AM or DL introduce any connectivity with or codesharing on this new flight. AM probably will. They already code-share with GOL out of GRU to feed their MEX flights. I wouldn't be surprised to see G3 eventually code-sharing on AM's CUN-MEX/MTY/GDL. DL is code-shari...

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by winGl3t
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

Flights are being sold on GOL's website:
BSB-CUN blocked at 07h50min
CUN-BSB blocked at 07h50min

Good to see Brasil and CUN getting non-stop options. Copa takes hundres of passengers a day via their PTY connections.

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by winGl3t
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 29
Views: 8533

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

bhxdtw wrote:
What is the draw of Pune in terms of business traffic? What is the economy made of and why does LH in particular serve the route?

Its an interesting route.


Pune is India's automotive capital with investments from german companies such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and many other suppliers.

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 6107

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

Probably ships. Cargos and/or fishing. The red and green lights are for navigation.
Oil rigs can be spoted due to flames, not navigation lights.

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 26
Views: 5278

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

OTOH their regular economy class was "upgraded" to Economy Extra with 24 seats and the "Main Cabin", AKA economy class was dowgraded, as it loses the PTV and get a tablet holder for entertainment.

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6778

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Not only newer plane, but also more dense seat count.

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by winGl3t
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27362

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

RJMAZ wrote:
If the 789's are carrying payload they probably have 100-200nm extra range under the belt.

I'm surprised Qantas isnt talking about Melbourne to Athens. Only 200nm further.


I'm not surpresed the aren't.
Too low yielding (albeit high volume) and too long haul.

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by winGl3t
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13935

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

GRU-MCO on DL went from red-eyes both-ways to daylight northbound during S19. It means DL invested 2 planes (low J 763) on the route, now will need 1.
It seems on of the planes now will fly this new route.

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by winGl3t
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 11
Views: 2900

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

What does all this matter if they keep the same horses as FA? I mean, in the Brazilian division TAM. Intl FA for JJ is either hit or miss. In my opinion they make or break the experience of a flight. I've had some incredible treatment (much better the asian robots), while many times they couldn't l...

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 304
Views: 31494

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Bold move to fly seasonal to DBV!

Yet, I can't believe no American carrier fly to NAP during summer. Guess they are happy to funnel everyone to FCO or to JV's hubs in Europe.

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD
Replies: 34
Views: 4431

Re: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD

What about secondary desinations on France. Whould MRS or LYS work as a tag? Is there enought untaped market from secondary fench cities to East/Southern Africa?

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 5587

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

A LATAM employee has told in a Chilean forum that a 3d aussie destination will be added in the mid-term, and bookings for the new TLV are doing quite well ex-Chile So, BNE or PER, mining industry shared with Chile.. No way it will be PER. Geography do not allow PER-South America to be feasible as i...

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by winGl3t
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa joins JV talks with Avianca and United
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Copa joins JV talks with Avianca and United

As per flight global , the proposed United - Avianca joint venture would become a 3 way partnership with the addition of Copa airlines https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/copa-joins-joint-venture-talks-with-avianca-and-unit-451009/ There were three US airlines in Star at the same time: CO, U...

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by winGl3t
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10017

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

hynithuchi wrote:
Will we to expect the same at GVA which opened at the same time as BCN ?


I don't think so. GVA has more demand to Africa and it is higher yielding than BCN due to traffic such as UN, Consulates, and othe International Organizations

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by winGl3t
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami
Replies: 42
Views: 5922

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami

They are expanding well taking advantage of the good location of Morocco.

Their flights to Brazil are full of people connecting to Europe and are usually the cheapest option close to departure. Guess they'll target the same market (1 stop to Europe) from MIA.

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by winGl3t
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 4716

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

No.

Each airline is free to choose the space and classes it will offer to its costumer.
Costumers can choose more spacious airlines, seats, or different classes for their convenience.

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by winGl3t
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IS the new CX service to IAD the first 350 1000?
Replies: 13
Views: 2985

Re: IS the new CX service to IAD the first 350 1000?

Why they are starting service with an A350-1000? Wouldn't it make more sense to begin with an A359?

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by winGl3t
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Years to the Day: MH17
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Four Years to the Day: MH17

A sad day for aviation indeed.

Today also marks 11 years of TAM 3054.

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by winGl3t
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares
Replies: 25
Views: 3314

Re: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares

Take Brazil for example, total lack of LCCs due to LCC-unfriendly laws. Most of the Brazilian population doesnt have access to flying because it's far too expensive for them. Brazil's airfares are dirty cheap on main routes. Meals onboard have always been deregulated and luggage can be sold apart f...

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by winGl3t
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20471

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

GSP psgr wrote:
What about a LHR-GRU in partnership with GOL? Would give options for South America to VS customers.


I personally believe it is a strong possibility

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 10366

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

rlwynn wrote:
First of all a V in German is an F. So they would be pronouncing wrong right off the bat.

Well that's an issue with both Level and Vueling

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by winGl3t
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 46
Views: 7380

Re: PSA Cancelations

Suggest title change to "PSA Airlines". It can be confused with Pisa Airport (PSA).

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8967

Re: What airliner is this?

It's definetly Avianca. Since the OP gave absolutely no information I did some digging via reverse image searches. The picture was taken on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:57. It relates to locating a murder suspect and there is a 25,000 Euro reward for information leading to an arrest. https://translate.google....

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4714

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

zakuivcustom wrote:
IIRC Gol doesn't even have a "low cost" base anymore


They still have one of the lowest cost (in terms of CASM) in the indusrty

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market on HAV-CUN route
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Market on HAV-CUN route

Hi all,

I'm thinking about traveling from Riviera Maya to Cuba on late August.
While searching for flights I was surpised to see 5 flights daily non-stop each way linking CUN to HAV operated by AM, CU and 4O.

What is the main traffic on this route? Is is mainly leisure (like myself) and VFR?

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)
Replies: 53
Views: 7798

Re: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)

More news on this. Problem is they want to operate the flights during nightime and CAY currently has a curfew from 9pm to 7am due to the lack of traffic controlers. For this exact same reason, PY has annouced that they will drop CAY from June 1st. It shouldn't be a problem for PY. Their scheduled o...

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by winGl3t
Wed May 30, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 4978

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

winGl3t wrote:
Flew GRU-DOH-BCN-DOH-BCN, MEX-JFK-GRU and AKL-SYD-EZE-GRU to take advantage of cheap fares.
Many Brazilians fly everyday from Brazil to Mexico, Canada, DTW/DFW/NYC/IAH to Reach Florida.

Believe the more VFR and/or underserved a market is, the more people are willing to make weird connections

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by winGl3t
Wed May 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 4978

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

Flew GRU-DOH-BCN-DOH-BCN and AKL-SYD-EZE-GRU to take advantage of cheap fares.
Many Brazilians fly everyday from Brazil to Mexico, Canada, DTW/DFW/NYC/IAH to Reach Florida.

Believe the more VFR and/or underserved a market is, the more people are willing to make weird connections

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by winGl3t
Fri May 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 59758

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Wish we could see both JFK-BOM and SEA-BOM to cater all of the country, east and West of Mississippi. Very unlikely, though. My 2 cents are on JFK-BOM with 77L

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by winGl3t
Fri May 25, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved
Replies: 60
Views: 6880

Re: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved

I just flew UA from EWR to SDU, the connection at GRU is truly exhausting. GRU is a giant, confusing airport that is poorly signed. I wish UA would restore the GIG tag. At least you wouldn’t have to leave the new Terminal and perhaps gain access to the new Star Alliance Lounge for a rest or shower....

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by winGl3t
Fri May 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 33416

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Maybe because smaller airlines do not have global reach they can show more proudly their roots and origins through their liveries to stand out on the crowd!
Well done Air Tahiti Nui (also love Fiji and Hawaiian).

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by winGl3t
Thu May 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no ADD-IST service by ETH?
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Why is there no ADD-IST service by ETH?

TK already offers vast non stop options from IST to all over Africa, overflying ET's ADD hub. Not sure they would be interesting in sharing their profits for virtually the same costumers.
They could cooperate on a handful of secondary destinatios unique to ET in Africa or TK in Europe, though.

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by winGl3t
Tue May 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB
Replies: 53
Views: 10875

Re: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB

Azul is suspending 1 daily flight from Brazil (REC/BEL/VCP) to Florida (FLL/MCO) from September to November.
It seems Brazillans will be travelling less abroad during low sason as USDxBRL currency exchange is getting expensive for Brazilians one more time.

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by winGl3t
Tue May 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7911

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

I guess Porto, Portugal (OPO), must be on TOP 3: +10,7 million passengers in 2017. Quite a few busy airports in Brazil too: Porto Alegre, Brazil (POA): +8 million passengers Curitiba, Brazil (CWB): +7,2 million passengers Fortaleza, Brazil (FOR): +5,7 million passengers Florianópolis, Brazil (FLN): ...

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by winGl3t
Fri May 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73808

Re: Plane down near HAV

According to FR24 CU972 is a flight with service from HAV to HOG on a 737 (Blue Panorama's?)
Other CU flights are being shown as AT7 and 320

edited for spellig

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by winGl3t
Fri May 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73808

Re: Plane down near HAV

geardown wrote:
CNN says the plane was going to GCM (Guyana). Could it be Cayman Airways flight KX833 ?

Flight 833 is only suppose to depart in a couple of hours, so I don't think so.

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by winGl3t
Wed May 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 3474

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

GRU-DUB could work with IAG JV, but it's low yielding and has little demand outside Brazil, not contribuiting so much for feeding their hub. GRU-GVA could be another possibility for the next 5 years. No non-stop competition, Decent demand from Brazil, Argentina and Chile, no dominant carrier for swi...

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by winGl3t
Wed May 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches
Replies: 29
Views: 3628

Re: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches

With oil industry growing back IAH would be a good addition to conect many TX HQ to Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil

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by winGl3t
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018

I don't know any of the ins and outs on this route, but wouldn't it make more sense to stop in BCN before continuing to MAD? Geographically it would. Maybe MAD market has more non-stop competition to Africa and ET believes it should have a better service there than to BCN, which has fewer options t...

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by winGl3t
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR is scrapping business class on its 737-800 fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 3144

Re: AR is scrapping business class on its 737-800 fleet

Doesn't really surprise me. South America seems to be getting closer and closer to Europe-level service. AV is the last one to go now... wonder how long they'll hold on to true J on short domestic routes like BOG-MDE, LIM-CUZ, and GYE-UIO. O6 no longer has C (did they ever?) on domestic aircraft. I...

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by winGl3t
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12450

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Hey folks, speaking of Delta, does anyone know why they recently downgaged their daily JFK-GRU service from the A333 to the good old 763? It's a little odd since were starting the high season in the US and the middle year Brazilian scholar breaks are just around the corner... Their other frequencie...

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by winGl3t
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9400

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

ojjunior wrote:
I'm sorry, not following here...
Don't AR already flies nonstop EZE-AKL nowadays?


AKL was suspended in August 2013 and SYD in April 2014

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by winGl3t
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 25
Views: 4541

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

Interjet needs to figure outs its business model. Flying single class yet low density A320s with mere 150 seats while earning LCC income is not a long term solution. Imo they either must become a proper LCC or chose to become more a full service carrier offering multiple classes and try to earn the...

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by winGl3t
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru
Replies: 21
Views: 1459

Re: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru

GOL will also start non stop COR and ROS to FOR

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by winGl3t
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 10996

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

I don’t know how large this ac actually is, but does Avianca Brasil operate GIG/NYC non-stop at all ever? If not, does anyone think that would even happen? If so would they do JFK or EWR for UA connections? Their agenda is to grow at GRU which is severely slot constraint. Any intenational growth fr...

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