But hey, if people voluntarily move to live in the litteral gas chamber that is Madrid in winter, I guess they have a fettish for breathing poison. In Winter is Madrid a gas chamber? Little or nothing you know about Madrid, or even Spain. Madrid has the most polluted air in summer! No rain, no wind...Jump to post
I think the biggest issue for Spanish holiday airports this year was that it has been hot and sunny across N. Europe this summer. Yes economy is growing in Madrid and international business is slowly concentrating there. Yet to be seen if there will be a long term Montréal effect from businesses mo...Jump to post
Wow, you must have a whole lot of money! I can never afford that. When I was in "chinese stores" in Portugal I was seeing cheap clothing with chinese brand names made in Italy. Is it possible that the labels were fake? Not necessarily. Prato near Florence is a hub for Chinese workers in I...Jump to post
Although certainly not from a lot of markets where prices have been as high as ever . This weekend DUB-AGP-DUB on EI will set you back around EUR300. But Ireland was not affected by Monarch or Air Berlin :). And arguably Mallorca-Germany is (with Costa del Sol-UK) the largest seasonal market in Spa...Jump to post
But the capacity was scare at least until March/April 2018. I know how many times I had to rebook my flight to PMI in February 2018. And even trying to book flights to ALC for February 2019 saw less options that what you had in 2016. Yes but as I mentioned prices this summer are extremely cheap. Lo...Jump to post
Less a problem of Spain, but a result of the demise of Air Berlin and Monarch, who were big players in the market and where it took time to recover the lost capacity. Air Berlin went bankrupt in August 2017. Monarch in October. Not an excuse, carriers have had almost a year to add capacity (like La...Jump to post
is just plainly untrue. Madrid's GDP only started growing above the Spanish average in 2015, and from then on it's just been by 0.2% in 2015, by 0.5% in 2016 and by 0.3% in 2017, which amounts to a whooping 1% of growth above the average in three years: Hardly anything to write home about. Here's t...Jump to post
Greece is not recovering as a tourist destination. Greece has been breaking records for a few years now. The countries affecting Spain are the recovering Turkey/Tunisia/Egypt and also some other countries in records like Morocco, Portugal, Greece or Croatia. Bulgaria is a tiny holiday market. Exact...Jump to post
Instead of buying old planes from dodgy countries/brokers, maybe they just can kick out those evil Ayatollahs, become a democracy and problem solved. I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? Easy, t...Jump to post
Spot on and exactly what people involved in the tourism sector in the Canaries are telling me. Good news though is this Winter Euro Wings are opening up two new routes in Canaries and looking to open 3-5 more. A few other operators will run charters on OS SN SK etc... Also cruise ship arrivals into...Jump to post
Greece is not recovering as a tourist destination. Greece has been breaking records for a few years now. The countries affecting Spain are the recovering Turkey/Tunisia/Egypt and also some other countries in records like Morocco, Portugal, Greece or Croatia. Bulgaria is a tiny holiday market. What i...Jump to post
It is the first month in a few years where a good number of holiday airports are with losses (albeit small).
As for ATC disruptions, Ryanair strikes and hot weather, Madrid was also affected yet PAX numbers are booming.
An interesting month in summer peak season (July) in Spain. http://www.aena.es/csee/ccurl/332/558/07.Estadisticas_Julio_2018.pdf - Barcelona's growth has massively slowed down, with only a +2.5% growth. That is particularly interesting because BCN is an inbound holiday market, so more seasonal in na...Jump to post
If I lived in Olbia I wouldn't want to move either... I think MXP-SZX is a scheduled charter flight. Wish they would fix their website. Not possible to book one way fares to/from USA, yet the fares have been filed because one-ways can be purchased via expedia. Can't figure that one out... I am surp...Jump to post
Wouldn't a decrease in the value of the lira result in an increase of travelers to Turkey since everything would be relatively cheaper to USD and other hard currency holders ? I think this is a bit overrated. The Brazilian Real has also collapsed in the last few years against the EUR/USD and you do...Jump to post
US declared trade wars on almost every nation so we should look at this from a broader angle. I do not think UAE is any more safe or stable as a transfer point, wait a few months as civil war in Iran breaks out or Iran closes the Hurmuz straits or Israel attacking Iran with missiles, UAE will not b...Jump to post
Wasn't Turkish banned from the US relatively recently? Or am I dreaming? Turkey's image of stability is in free fall right now. We're seeing the early seeds of the next Venezuela (without the oil revenue). QR, EY and EK stand to benefit. Not sure. It seems that German and Russian tourists have retur...Jump to post
Which is the full list of African airlines where ET has investments?
Also, is there any airport home of any of those airlines that can replicate ET's model? I reckon the main issue with creating a hub in Africa is deficient infrastructure.
The real kicker, though, is that hasn't Europe been under a brutal heat wave until recently and instead of returning to Dubai could they not have gone to some seaside town in the Uk? Since she is from Iranian descent, she might have gone to Dubai to meet Iranian relatives whether living or travelli...Jump to post
Eurowings would make even less sense than Lufthansa. Lufthansa could at least connect in FRA/MUC, but Eurowings? EW is all about large O&D German holiday volume (e.g. DUS-JFK, DUS-MIA). Who the hell in Nordrhein-Westfalen would go on holiday to Hartford, CT? They could not even sustain flights t...Jump to post
There was a subsequent announcement of intention to this one, probably circa 2016 if memory serves me correctly. Regardless, I honestly can’t see it at this point, AC seems to have the market covered, and with WS gravitating towards SkyTeam, and away from IAG/Oneworld, it’ll be harder to fill. That...Jump to post
Iberia to Madrid at some point maybe? Canada seems to be on the radar of the Spanish carrier, and YYZ seems option number 1;) They actually announced YYZ when they announced SFO, but for whatever reason, never started. Iberia never announced YYZ. They announced back in 2014 intentions to serve (amo...Jump to post
The visa thing makes no sense b/c either as a Swedish or British citizen she would get a visa on arrival. The only reason I can think of is: - That she argued with officials for whatever reason - That she had visited the UAE in several occasions recently on tourist visa, she was questioned and it en...Jump to post
Funny how they are fighting ISIS then.... you know, the guys that have proven they want to destroy us and get money from Saudi Arabia.... ISIS getting money from KSA? ISIS is subsidised by Qatar. That is why progressive countries like KSA, UAE and Bahrain have cut links with Qatar. You got your fac...Jump to post
I genuinely thought he was pulling our legs (and being rather clever about it) at first... I am objective, analytical and unbiased. Since you seem to be based in TLS and are in this aviation forum, I wouldn't be surprised you are linked to some major aviation company that cannot do further business...Jump to post
From Poznan its 300km to Warsaw airport, 250km to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport and 280km to Berlin-Tegel airport. The endless stream of Polish cars, busses and group taxis at our airports here confirm this. Dresden is a bit closer to Prague, but not much. As Leipzig and Dresden both don't get longhaul...Jump to post
Nah, it shows that the Europeans don´t want Iran to have nuklear weapons and the US only want a reason to fight a war of aggression. Check your facts right. Iran wants to destroy Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United States and ultimately the Western civilisation. Naturally, the US wants to keep peace i...Jump to post
So you think that it's better that Washington impose it's views, financial, political and millitary agenda on Europe ? Of course, the US is still the only guarantor of freedom in the world. As this Iran thing has shown, European politicians are only moved by economic interests of DAX 30 or CAC 40 c...Jump to post
Then move to the US and study the spectacle up close ... :-) I have already lived in America; no need to live there. Fortunately Europe is and will always be dominated by America. So it works fine for me. Recent history has shown us that when an European country tries to dominate other European cou...Jump to post
Yes well, the US needs to be put on a leash. A very short one... I don't understand your message. Hieratically speaking, Europe is a colony of the United States. How would you call a place where another country has hundreds of thousands of soldiers and army bases (like it is the case of the United ...Jump to post
Did you just put the words 'forward thinking' and 'Saudi Arabia' in the same sentence. Pardon me whilst I pick myself up from the floor. MBS is a progressive leader trying to improve the lives of Saudi people and moving the country in the right direction. Of course in both the cases of Israel and S...Jump to post
As an European I find pathetic Germany and France trying to make business against the will of the free world and forward-thinking Middle Eastern countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia with an evil theocracy like Iran. Just for sake of selling some Peugeots or Siemens stuff to the regime of Iran. No ...Jump to post
The area marked in yellow is basically the area served by the Berlin Airports for many destinations. All other German and Polish airports within this area are small, don't see much international traffic and especially no intercontinantal traffic. The times by car, train or bus to the Berlin airport...Jump to post
I have heard Berlin is very attractive to younger people. Is this true and if so a sign that it will one day generate more traffic? no correlation. young people traffic doesn't establish mid/long routes, old people traffic does....... all about the money. what's interesting to me is the historical ...Jump to post
I find it odd that they would do ADD-LIS-MAD for one, which is what the article states, given the backtracking that'll be involved. Something else about the article states that the flight will arrive in LIS at 4:40PM, which doesn't jive with ET's current main bank that sees Europe-bound aircraft ar...Jump to post
Which would be the next long haul destinations? I am sure EZE-MAD would be a blast.
MAD-EZE is now up five daily and prices are rarely cheap. Huge market with high average fare.
Would LIS be added to MAD? IMO Lisbon would make quite a lot of sense, given the VFR and business links between Portugal links and Angola, Mozambique and South Africa. Also eventually ET could sell 5th freedom MAD-LIS flights. You've hit the nail on the head there. ET will start flying to MAD via L...Jump to post
Ummm cancelling the route with 2 weeks' notice at the very peak of summer season in Europe (specially in Barcelona which is particularly seasonal for an airport its size in Europe)? It's a fairly rational reason for cancelling a tag-on at 2 weeks notice at the very peak of summer season. What's the...Jump to post
So everyone seems to be assuming that BCN performed particularly badly. Is it possibly a function that too much of the traffic was coming from MAD and thus it made the tag-on to BCN superfluous. It operated twice with an B77LK and B789 this week instead of the B788 which indicates that the loads ar...Jump to post
I have to wonder if BCN is just low-yield. At least via LFW or ABJ for IAH, there is a one-stop connection that can assist the oil industry in West Africa, basically supplanting the discontinued IAH-LOS service, and that would fill out the J cabin. Via either point, one could even have some J O&...Jump to post
It will mostly about underwear: AussieBum, Andrew Christian, 2(X)IST, ES Collection / Addicted... those cater almost exclusively to the gay community.
As for clothing, brands like Alpha Industries or Fred Perry are a favourite of the LGBT community but not exclusively.
Aren't there dozens of thousands of Canadian citizens (*) living in Saudi Arabia and UAE? Couldn't this affect them?. I remember reading somewhere there are more Canadians than Americans living in those countries despite the difference in population. (*): Lebanese, Indians, etc who got a Canadian pa...Jump to post
Regarding Houston, I don't think MAD-IAH or BCN-IAH could work. For United, Spain is a secondary market; they have an extremely limited presence compared to AA or DL. The only Texas-Spain flight is DFW-MAD on AA (TATL JV) which has two massive Oneworld hubs in each end, are part of the same JV and a...Jump to post
While I like that they were serving BCN, I did not know what the rationale was. They have had codeshares to it via FRA for a few years with LH, so they have had the taste/stats to support opening the route. Has demand changed out of BCN? I don't know whether ET will be able to sustain a B787 flight...Jump to post
ET's European destinations are primarily based off of Outbound European travel to Africa. However, BCN is primarily an inbound tourism destination, and I doubt there's much demand to BCN from Africa. Thus, it didn't work for ET. Ironically La Vanguardia (the main newspaper in Barcelona) blames Madr...Jump to post
I think most cars you spot are people from the south who live close to the border. Most just fly from AMS. There are plenty of LCC’s from AMS to most tourist destinations in Europe with bottom low fares. So besides some African cities what range of destinations does CRL/BRU have that AMS/CDG doesn’...Jump to post
Operating via MAD can't have helped things. RAM, Air Algiers and Turkish all offer competing one stop connections to ADD and other destinations across Africa. The same could be said about GVA which has a lot of competition from North African and ME carriers and GVA are also one-stop ( via MXP ). I ...Jump to post
It didn't last long. I reckon loads must be catastrophic to cancel it only after 2 months in peak summer season in Europe. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279968/ethiopian-ends-barcelona-service-in-mid-august-2018/ Ethiopian Airlines next week is ending service to Barcelona, just 2...Jump to post