Pobeda in October 2018 started 4x weekly LED-STN, they were doing sub $100 return less than a week out. In fact on one set of dates, LED was the cheapest destination from STN (FR's main base). Even at that price, for the vast majority of people it's utterly meaningless, as the Visas take much longe...Jump to post
Besides the religious link, not sure. But I would love to see SJJ get some more routes and see the country rebound to the point where it can join the EU. Bosnia is a very popular holiday / 2nd home destination for Gulf nationals. So those routes make plenty of sense. flyNas is also starting RUH-SJJ...Jump to post
This film festival happens every year and thus demand over this period dramatically increases. No different to Conventions, Sporting events and other festivals globally. Not sure what point is being made by the OP. And the Palais des Festivals de Cannes has events year-round (Yatching Festival, MIP...Jump to post
Air France is cutting about 15 short haul routes - some of the cuts have already been done https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-transport/air-france-taille-une-fois-encore-dans-son-reseau-domestique-1018475 Routes being (or that have been) cut include as mentioned in the article incl...Jump to post
If EU majors were smart they would add frequencies at SAW, most people that favored IST over SAW are flying from SAW instead of IST. But EU majors have little presence in the Istanbul market, in a big part because of TK's dominance. Carriers like Iberia or Swiss have completely left the Istanbul ma...Jump to post
There seems to be no answer to this question in public domain. There was an attempt to pass a law some time ago, establishing a mandatory retirement of commercial frames post certain number of years, but it seems to have gone nowhere. Otherwise, with Motor Sich, I wouldn't try to predict. An engine...Jump to post
Motor Sich (yes the people who fly ancient aircraft beloved of spotters like Antonov-24 or Yak-40) are going to launch a 1x weekly service to Kiev as a tag-on to their existing 5x weekly Kiev-Lviv route I asked this in another thread. For how long is supposed Motor Sich to keep those Antonovs? I wo...Jump to post
Hopefully Iberia and LATAM will bring back the idea of a MAD-BSB route.
For instance MAD-BSB-ASU is only 8 miles longer than MAD-ASU non-stop on the GCM.
Jul 10: DTM-LWO W66762 320 Jul 14: LWO-IEV M9264 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 14: IEV-ODS M9252 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 17: ODS-IEV M9251 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 22: IEV-CGN W67307 320 I would like to fly MotorSich Soviet aircrafts and now with all the new FR/W6 flights it is easier than ever t...Jump to post
Not to be ironic, but what exactly would qualify as imaginative here? GYE was missing from Iberia's Iberoamerican network so this is a great move by IB. LATAM flies GYE-MAD so Iberia already flied there code-sharing. Btw Plus Ultra is also starting MAD-GYE meaning 4 carriers soon in this route (!):...Jump to post
SeanM1997 wrote:Croatia Airlines - Split is low yielding, doesn't require connections, and competes with easyJet
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/12/260848/tourism-morocco-chinese-tourists/ Rabat – The number of Chinese tourists in Morocco rose from 10,000 in 2015 to nearly 200,000 people this year, according to the minister of tourism Mohammed Sajid. He met with the Chinese deputy minister of culture and...Jump to post
There has been HUGE Chinese investments in Africa generally, especially in infrastructure projects. The travel market between China and developing countries in Africa continues to grow, and RAM thinks they can do it better than the competition! I wonder what countries have seen the investment. I be...Jump to post
Iberia Express does not fly to LHR.Jump to post
Flights to Tunisia are very expensive when compared to Morocco. Very few low cost carriers; so this Air Arabia thing is welcomed.
Tunisia needs to liberalize their skies to get more tourism instead of protecting Tunisair and Nouvelair. Like Morocco did.
37 weekly departures leaves an scenario of... what? 4-6 daily flights? Does it make any sense for Ryanair to keep the base there? With how many planes? 2 planes says the article. See what happened to Prestwick and Glasgow airports in Scotland over the last 15 years to get an idea of what to expect ...Jump to post
Apparently Pegasus is launching SAW-RAK for winter season. That will be PC's 4th destination in the UAE after AUH, DXB and SHJ. Do you mean Marrakech (RAK) in Morocco? RAK stands for Ras al Khaimah whose airport code is actually RKT. Exactly, I meant RKT; I mixed the airport code with the abbreviat...Jump to post
Is there any future for Hahn Airport? https://www.eifelzeitung.de/region/ryanair-verabschiedet-sich-in-raten-vom-hahn-212943/ - Number of weekly flights down from 76 to 37 in W19 VS W18 - 15 additional routes cut this coming winter: Alicante, Girona, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Jerez de Frontera, Malag...Jump to post
If Wizz Air takes over the short-haul operation and Lufthansa the long-haul, I could see W6 keeping the Condor brand for short-haul (à la Ryanair with Ryanair/Lauda) and Condor long-haul being diluted into Eurowings.Jump to post
Very difficult as the German market is different to the UK and what would be an acceptable solution in one, would probably be a no-go in the other. So without a split of the operations, maybe they just keep the airline. (Imho a good idea if you look at the last 2 years) In reality it is more like 4...Jump to post
It would suggest to me that it will be split up - possibly long haul going to LH and short haul to Indigo (probably as part of Wizz) - but as ever, depends on the money! From a customer PoV, integrating Thomas Cook (and maybe Condor) short-haul in Wizz Air would be very interesting. W6 has been inc...Jump to post
Q wrote:Ouch! Vienna will be crowding some flights like a long range Russia to SZG. I don't know how airlines will cancel some flights or diverts to VIE or MUC. It's gonna a big mess.
I am not surprised about TAP.
They also have many last-minute intra-European fares all the time. When Ryanair is too expensive, there is always TAP via LIS.
Unsurprisingly they hemorrhage money. It doesn't look like a very sustainable company
Waterbomber2 wrote:Ah well, you probably need evidence?
Take a look here by yourself and come back to say that this makes business sense.
I remind you that this is a 10 hour flight
There’s bus fares lower than that . £392 which is about what BA/IB charge for a blocked middle seat Great news for Dublin , the more 5th freedoms the better , it’s not govts job to protect FR or EI I think it will depend on the fares and competition. For instance, MAD-FRA on LATAM is a pretty popul...Jump to post
DY flies out of Oakland and FI out of SFO you can't beat their fares plus every other European carrier can get you from SFO to Italy SFO is an over saturated market and has many low fare options. These carriers need to start adding markets where they car carve out their own market share not try to ...Jump to post
Air Italy will be bankrupt and out of business soon enough with a poor business plan. QR is a nice airline, but thats what one should expect from QR when you operate slave labor and have endless amounts of money to simply throw around. I always thought their business model didn't make a lot of sens...Jump to post
Out of that list above, the only destinations in Latin-speaking America not served by Iberia are Cartagena, Fortaleza and (soon) Liberia in Costa Rica. Those are heavy leisure-oriented markets that do not fit very well with either Air Europa (more focused on their all-inclusive resort areas like CUN...Jump to post
Another bomb found near CMB https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/sri-lanka-attacks-improvised-bomb-defused-colombo-airport-11466120 Improvised bomb made safe near Colombo airport: Police European carriers flying to CMB are Aeroflot, Azur Air, Edelweiss Air, KLM, TUI and UIA. LOT is supposed to ...Jump to post
JSI had only 417k PAX in 2018:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_t ... _in_Greece
It doesn't look like it is a massive market. They do not fly to either Samos or Mytilene which have more PAX.
Oil & gas may drive IAH-LOS and IAH-LAD. B788 would be a good fit. Everyday that passes by, this becomes more and more irrelevant. Look more towards the new up and comming tourists’ meccas like Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Rwanda. They may be up and coming for Americans but those are...Jump to post
All these flights are part of holidays packages and very few seats are sold "dry". Being for vacationers, schedule planning is different from typical business routes like YYZ-LGA for example, that's why an airline like Sunwing can depart two services to the same point 5 minutes apart. Sam...Jump to post
In fact, I can only think of one intra-state flight off the top of my head: LH's MUC-NUE service never leaves Bavarian airspace. Are there any other flights that serve two airports within the same state (or whatever the local designation for the largest subnational political subdivision level is) i...Jump to post
For instance for this coming week (Good Friday). On Friday 19: 3 daily Ryanair EIN-STN: 1 sold out, the other two cheapest at 243 EUR easyJet AMS-LON: cheapest STN at 125 EUR, cheapest SEN at 109 EUR, cheapest LTN at 126 EUR, cheapest LGW at 117 EUR BA AMS-LON: cheapest LCY at 213 EUR, LGW at 228 EU...Jump to post
Another route BA recently started from LGW is Cologne, while BA flies from LCY and LHR to nearby DUS. Cologne is also a heavily dominated low-cost market (the other connections to London are Eurowings to LHR/STN and Ryanair to STN) but with its own catchment area which is distinctive from DUS. I see...Jump to post
If British Airways wanted to fly to Eindhoven from London it would be from LHR for obvious reasons but considering that they already fly to both AMS and RTM from LCY that London airport could also be a possibility but in no way would British Airways start LGW-EIN. Your comparison to BGY isn't a goo...Jump to post
There was a thread not long ago here on a net with many suggesting that British Airways would never show an interest in Eindhoven with myself amongst others implieing otherwise. With this recent news that British Airways have shown an interest in flying from LHR to EIN I think those that doubted it...Jump to post
JFK, EWR, and IAD all have strong presence of European flag carriers and a few others. You answered your own question. As someone mentioned above, PHL being between those with easy and affordable train connections, the answer is right there. Amtrak sends warms regards and thank you for this topic. ...Jump to post
So this is just a mall attached to Changi? What a depressing place Singapore is. Is there anything else to do other than shopping? I mean when the country's GDP is 323.9 billion USD, what else is there to do then shop? Developed countries are increasingly past the conspicuous consumption. The US do...Jump to post
That's an interesting take on things, though the customers on a potential BOS-BSL flight would not be the same kind as the ones on the Air Transat flight YUL-BSL. TS mainly caters for the Québecois around here, while BOS-BSL would finally provide a direct link for the pharma businesses around both ...Jump to post
OGLOBAL wrote:MalevTU134 wrote:SCQ83 wrote:Why isn't this plane shot down by an American or Israeli missile?
Eh?? Why on earth would that happen?? Seen too many action movies?
well it somehow happened years ago .. Iran Air 655 ...