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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

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: 43
Views: 4978

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: 1266

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: 9864

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
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2496

Re: Etihad 787-9 possible new routes

I expected them to upgauge AUH-GRU route to a 789 before pulling the plug altogether.
Long and thin route that could use the right capacity and lower operating costs vs A346 and 77W that were used.

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by winGl3t
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11303

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

GRU and JNB also gets multiple planes from american and europeans carriers parked during the day. AA is even building a 100 million dollars hangar in GRU to do maintenaince during long ground times. Airlines schedule this way as high-yield business passengers prefer to fly overnight and not lose a p...

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s

Will this impact Azul's plans to develop an Uruguay airline with AT7?

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul adds two new destinations in Argentina: ROS and COR
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Azul adds two new destinations in Argentina: ROS and COR

This peak season Brazilian beaches will receive many south american tourists. The route network will be impressive: GOL will increase capacity on EZE-FLN, EZE-NVT, EZE-GIG, EZE-BPS, EZE-SSA, EZE-MCZ, EZE-REC, EZE-NAT, EZE-FOR, COR-REC, COR-GIG, ROS-GIG, MVD-SSA, SCL-SSA, SCL-GIG, MVD-GIG and IGU-REC...

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by winGl3t
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO
Replies: 40
Views: 6248

Re: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO

simpv wrote:

Do you know what the PDEW is for SFO-GRU?


SFO-GRU 100 PDEW
SFO-Brazil 200 PDEW

LAX market with non-stop to GRU is around 50% larger than SFO

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7719

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

I checked the FAO wikipedia page and there is not a single flight between Faro and Italy. So truly out of the box. I reckon this will be sold mostly to Italian tour-operators. I was on vacations in Europe last month and needed to fly FAO-NAP and was surprised no airline flew that route even on high...

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by winGl3t
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil
Replies: 24
Views: 4270

Re: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil

I'll give this route a shot. I see it working due to: - Europeans more willing to explore new leisure destinations as Turkey, North Africa, Egypt are stil hostile for tourists. - GOL feed to main markets which have mixed POS (brazilians and europeans flying), neither IB nor AZ had that feed. - North...

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by winGl3t
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil
Replies: 24
Views: 4270

Re: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil

GOL will offer immediate connections to SSA, REC, NAT, BEL and MAO for AFKL pax. By may next year it will increase its seat capacity in FOR by 35%. I can see the domestic feed growing to more destinations such as BSB, GYN and SLZ. . A couple years ago I was in FCO and there was an Alitalia plane boa...

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by winGl3t
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 14189

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

They could start seasonal YOW-CDG MAX8 service

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 4102

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

Longest were 2 stops intinerary:

JTC-CGH/GRU-AMS-SIN
GRU-MIA-LAX-NRT
AKL-SYD-EZE-GRU
PVR-MEX-JFK-GRU
CGH-GYN-BSB-JPA
SXM-CUR-BOG-GRU
GRU-DTW-SLC-YVR
YVR-MSP-DTW-GRU
HNL-SFO-ATL-GRU
DFW-ATL-GIG-CGH

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by winGl3t
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes kept alive for a single company
Replies: 14
Views: 1338

Re: Routes kept alive for a single company

CNF-CKS in Brazil due to Vale's huge mining activities near CKS (Carajás) and HQ in CNF.

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 12931

Re: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS

A few days ago I was on a packed A321 departing ATL late afternoon bound for MCO.
It seems the whole airplane was connecting from Europe to Orlando.
No brainer move from DL and JV partners.

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by winGl3t
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to BGI indefinitely
Replies: 26
Views: 5169

Re: Avianca suspends flights to BGI indefinitely

Barbados governament often subside flights to the island in order to bring tourist.
They aimed at Latin America tourists for the last few years. Alog with Avianca, GOL flew a weekly GRU-BGI-TAB but was suspended on August last year

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by winGl3t
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Times your flight was diverted
Replies: 46
Views: 1936

Re: Times your flight was diverted

4 times. Three on GOL due to weather conditions. One in BRA due to crew. - Just last week was supposed to land at CXJ and we diverted to POA (130km/80mi away). As I was going to a city in between them I rented a car and drove myself. The airline offered busses to take passengers to CXJ airport. - La...

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by winGl3t
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam starts GIG-MCO
Replies: 13
Views: 2488

Re: Latam starts GIG-MCO

upwardfacing wrote:
dcajet wrote:
[GIG still struggles when it comes to international flights


In any case DL is launching JFK-GIG, replacing LATAM.


It seems that even during peak season they are reducing frequency. It wouldn't surprise me to see DL flying JFKGIG only from DEC16 to MAR17.

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 94
Views: 18169

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

I always thought the next step in North America for AF Caribbean A320 would be JFK or YUL due to stronger local demand.
ATL makes more sense for connecting though.

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ
Replies: 19
Views: 2581

Re: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ

dcajet wrote:
btbx11 wrote:
dcajet wrote:

That has to do with the wine industry biz traffic. This is the sixth international service for MDZ, (LA to SCL & LIM, G3 to GRU, H2 to SCL and H8 to SCL).


G3 is also doing seasonal MDZ-GIG flights. I've heard it will stay year-round from next year.

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by winGl3t
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 60
Views: 7516

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

They could definetely try MAX8 from PVD to Azores. Also believe some weekly flights from SWF to OPO is feasible.

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by winGl3t
Tue May 30, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 14731

Re: African Aviation Thread

Any chances we'll see ASKY starting LFW-Europe with 738?
Routes such as LFW-LGW and LFW-CDG are within the comercial range of 738 and would open many connecting opportunities from LFW hub.

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by winGl3t
Tue May 30, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL- service to EYW Key West
Replies: 55
Views: 9231

Re: DL- service to EYW Key West

I wouldn't compare Brazil's lax standards to link SDU with EYW. Gol takes the risk of putting a 737 in the water if there is an engine out on takeoff.. Any airlines would never do take that risk. Even on the "jungle" that we live called Brazil. GOL's 738 flying in and out SDU are often pa...

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by winGl3t
Mon May 29, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 busiest airports in Latin America 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4307

Re: 30 busiest airports in Latin America 2016

I'd prefer to drive around an hour or more to fly from VCP which is 150km from SP downtown if there were more airlines/flight options from there, which is faster than reach GRU even if you're in Sao Paulo downtown due the traffic nightmare. I would do anything to avoid that pig farm which is GRU. F...

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by winGl3t
Fri May 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 7973

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Paramaribo, Suriname

~250K inhabitants and served by PBM and ORG

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by winGl3t
Wed May 17, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 37214

Re: Air India to resume NBO & FRA ex BOM

Shul89 wrote:
The AI flight will codeshare with LH on nbo-fra route perhaps?


No because it willl not be a BOM-NBO-FRA flight.

It will be BOM-FRA and BOM-NBO. Also LH operates NBO-FRA via Jump.

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by winGl3t
Mon May 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?
Replies: 41
Views: 7637

Re: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?

Planeflyer wrote:
Is GRU a big premium market for SQ?



Low volume and high yield local traffic to SIN, but good volume and yields to connecting opportunities such as NRT/PVG/PEK/HKG/ICN...

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by winGl3t
Thu May 04, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 8474

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

jfkgig wrote:
VC10er wrote:
Delta just announced a new nonstop JFK-GIG starting in December, but I would think that UA would have an advantage out of EWR.


Although UA would have an advantage out of EWR, DL will have huge feed into Brazil through GOL's hub in GIG, where both UA partners have poor presence.

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by winGl3t
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10276

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

Plenty of westbound red-eye on South America-US ou Europe-South America aswell.

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by winGl3t
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA suspends LIM
Replies: 39
Views: 12498

Re: BA suspends LIM

Just to add to your comments regarding cruise passengers, Callao which is the port for Lima is not a major cruise turnaround port so therefore LGW to Lima will not be going after any cruise business on the route, Santiago Chile on the other hand is a cruise turnaround port during the southern summe...

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by winGl3t
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with underbelly branding
Replies: 32
Views: 3204

Re: Airlines with underbelly branding

TAM used to have in the 90s on its Fokker 50 and Fokker 100 fleet:



Nowadays In Brazil only GOL has a stylished wi-fi symbol on every plane with GOGO connectivity

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by winGl3t
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ increases service to EZE
Replies: 46
Views: 4868

Re: NZ increases service to EZE

Armaghman wrote:
in my calcs this can be fine with Star alliance

NZ Akl EZE
(Overland for the fun of it)
SAA GRU - jNB
SAA JNB - PER
NZ PER - aKL



EZE-GRU can be done with TK

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by winGl3t
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start LGW to EZE in late 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 7641

Re: Norwegian start LGW to EZE in late 2017

yoplait wrote:
Would Norwegian be able to fly internationally from Argentina to other SA countries or is it only domestic flights?


They could use 5th freedom rights and fly Europe-EZE-Chile, for example

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by winGl3t
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17
Replies: 43
Views: 9225

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17

Not long ago Emirates and Gol airlines signed a codeshare agreement so it seems logical that withe the new summer timetable EK is increasing the number of seat in the market, I won't be surprise if by winter schedule we see a 10-14 weekly frequency in the GRU route if they partnership works good fo...

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by winGl3t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17
Replies: 43
Views: 9225

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17

steve6666 wrote:
Ballsy - would seem to be in anticipation of recovery in the Brazilian economy, and other airlines were still cutting rather than adding capacity in the second half of 2016.


Probably more related with Etihad suspending AUH-GRU from S17

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by winGl3t
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest International Airline Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 9419

Re: Shortest International Airline Flight

MVD-AEP and MVD-EZE. 127mi/220km
Flown multiple times daily on E90 and CRJ. Also served by AF 772 on CDG-EZE-MVD route.

On a straight line SCL-MDZ is 122 mi/200km. Flown by LA and H2 on A320

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by winGl3t
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which domestic route around the world sees most wide body aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 5745

Re: Which domestic route around the world sees most wide body aircraft?

HND-CTS: around 38 daily widebody flights operated by JL 767/777, NH 777/767 and HD 763 HND-ITM: Around 30 daily widebody flights operated by JL 767/777 and NH 787/777. PEK-SHA: Also around 30 daily widebody flights operated by MU 333/763, HU 333/787 and CA 787/744/777/333. GMP-CJU: Around 12 daily ...

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by winGl3t
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about El Al
Replies: 17
Views: 2818

Re: Questions about El Al

Any word on product upgrades on El Al wide bodies?

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by winGl3t
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Casablanca
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Casablanca

With Etihad leaving AUH-GRU on S17 could EK upgauge some peak DXB-GRU with A380?

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by winGl3t
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CES 2017 Additional flights and changed equipment thread
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: CES 2017

Delta is also operating LAS-CDG and multiple domestic/transborder for CES: "DELTA during the weekend of 10JUL16’s schedule update has filed a number of routes out of Las Vegas, for the week of 02JAN17, coinciding with the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas (05 – 08JAN17). As of...

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by winGl3t
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.
Replies: 34
Views: 10117

Re: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.

AMS even has the natural resources link. No one will bet on this route coming back. There's been downturns before in that industry in the last 33 years. But only during the last 10 or so years competition from USA and Europe on the way to DOH got fierce with the QR and others growing like there's n...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air launches ICN-BCN flights APR 17
Replies: 32
Views: 5358

Re: Korean Air launches ICN-BCN flights APR 17

fjmm92 wrote:
This forum is about airlines and planes, not for political topics. Thanks


Politics and economics are extremely related to where airlines and planes will fly.

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 45582

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

I'm really hoping that one of these routes will be a return to Johannesburg. I never understood why TAP dropped it in favor of connections through Maputo in the first place. There is a huge Portuguese population in Jozi and South Africa in general. Surely must have always been a profitable route? I...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...
Replies: 21
Views: 3765

Re: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...

Look at USA-India flights. There are more than 3 million American residents of Indian birth. They represent a high family income cohort (higher than native-born or Asian-American), yet the number of USA-India daily nonstop routes can be counted on the fingers of a mutilated hand . http://www.pewres...

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by winGl3t
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo
Replies: 39
Views: 8666

Re: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo

I think this move has more to do with Etihad than Brazil - no alliance or partnership feed in Brazil or the rest of the southern cone of Latin America, and a business plan committing to profitability in 2017. Must have been a marginal route for them to begin with. They had Code Sahre with Aerolinea...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 26744

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

So, here's a question - if EK has to cut costs and/or reduce employees - where are the majority of those employees from? Are they UAE citizens? Or, would most of them be foreign workers, who are working in the UAE (and on Work Visas), authorizing their stay as part of their employment? Or, are the ...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA announces Mexico City service
Replies: 38
Views: 5736

Re: ANA announces Mexico City service

I would've thought PTY before MEX. Good for ANA and MEX! By ANA's press release corportate traffic between Japan and Mexico has been growing steadily during the last few years, mostly due to auto industry. Their presence in NRT will help catering business traffic from ICN, PVG, PEK, SIN and HKG to ...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to introduce budget model for domestic flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: LATAM to introduce budget model for domestic flights

AFAIK the last month of the "old" network was August, the same month as the article. The whole network was modified last May, while some minor changes happened on early August. But heavy losing routes were cut as early as January/16. Fleet utilization is now way up, revenue is similar to ...

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by winGl3t
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....
Replies: 47
Views: 4711

Re: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....

Before trying to get LIM and BOG they should make sure CM can hold its PTY-TPA with daily 738.
They are operating 4 times a week with E90, upgauging to 73G from next month

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