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by SCQ83
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to receive an A321 (ex Niki)?
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Level to receive an A321 (ex Niki)?

Interesting.

Maybe this is the first step in getting rid of Vueling for good!

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by SCQ83
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 72
Views: 6418

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

AUS-AMS would be a logical addition, in the same way DL flies MCO-AMS. AMS has much better connectivity than LHR with continental Europe.

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 2884

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

Can SEN actually cope with many more airlines? I mean running ops at times that work for them/Infrastructure and so on? I personally have not flown from there but know a number of people that have a say its a great experience for just breezing through without any queues etc. Current capacity is 2 m...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 2884

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIZigTV6Tf0
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767Forever wrote:
I would love to see Eurowings fly to SEN from CGN. There is a lot of traffic between south Essex and Cologne due to presence of Ford at both ends.


FlyBe already flies SEN-CGN. I doubt it needs more capacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIZigTV6Tf0

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 2884

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

Air Baltic may be the flag carrier of Latvia but it's not a full service carrier and classes itself as a low cost operator. But Air Baltic does not serve secondary airports. The only exception is London where they fly to LGW (instead of LHR) but that has probably more to do with slots. Otherwise, t...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 2884

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

Do you think full service airlines like Air Baltic and Belavia would be interested in SEN though? SEN is further out of London than LGW is and probably not known to those from Latvia and Belarus. I know Air Malta flies to SEN, but they already have service to LHR and LGW, plus they're flying to mor...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2690

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

Your explanation that is precise and correct proves that yo cannot have such a discussion as asked by the OP because it is almost impossible to compare oranges and apples. Cities, regions, states, counties, catchment areas, metropolitan areas, official and unofficial city airports, etc. make it ver...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2690

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

MXP and BGY are busier than LIN, although both not being in Milan; I don't think this applies to the OP's question. Milan (1.3 M residents) has two airports (LIN and MXP). BGY is in Bergamo (120 k residents) although advertised as "Milan" by FR. So the busiest airport is in the region of ...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2690

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

Dominican Republic. According to Wikipedia: Punta Cana: about 50k residents - PUJ: 7M PAX Santo Domingo: about 1M residents - SDQ - 4M PAX Saudi Arabia. According to Wikipedia: Riyadh: about 6 million residents - RUH: 20M PAX Jeddah: about 4 million residents - JED: 27M PAX However Makkah does not h...

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by SCQ83
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 218
Views: 53185

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Dumb & dumber. Entitled guy who flies too many miles a year ("I am more important than you") and will take Twitter on storm to vent his frustrations. Not very smart FA who acts as a (bad) community manager for UA even if she is not paid for that (as she mentions before, she is only pai...

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by SCQ83
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4764

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

http://shanghai.mae.lu/en/Visa-immigration
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c933103 wrote:
But the thing is Zhengzhou is actually the Third city in China with this kind of facility. How about the other two?


The other two are probably Beijing and Shanghai, where Luxembourg has diplomatic representation.

http://shanghai.mae.lu/en/Visa-immigration

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by SCQ83
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could WOW launch service to MEX or SAO?
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Could WOW launch service to MEX or SAO?

With WOW launching service to markets like India and Israel, and expansion plans to Asia, LATAM seems like an untapped market from Iceland. Iceland is getting a lot of attention globally b/c of the World Cup and the country wants to take advantage of it: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-...

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by SCQ83
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4764

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

[ Also, as part of the whole Europe push, Luxembourg had opened up "Luxembourg Tourism Visa Delivery Agency (Zhengzhou)" in Zhengzhou, means that locals in Zhengzhou can now do all the paperwork to applied for a Schengen Visa in Zhengzhou instead of having to go all the way to Beijing. If...

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by SCQ83
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 80
Views: 11273

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

What about DUS or TXL to SFO/LAX on Eurowings? With the demise of Air Berlin, those routes are no longer served. And with CGN-SEA being chopped, there will be flights from the West Coast to only FRA and MUC on Germany. If Norwegian ever opens long-haul from Germany those routes will be on top of the...

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 88
Views: 15953

Re: EK launches London Stansted

For me the worst thing about STN is how CROWDED it is (though this could also apply to other London airports, particularly LTN). STN had 17M PAX in 2013 VS 26M PAX in 2017 (and growing) so those additional 8-9 million PAX per year are using the same space. Once you waste 5 minutes walking through th...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3362

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

http://m.carnoc.com/posts/592/5925365.html

The right-most column is the average load factor for the entire year.


CAN has very high loads. Maybe CAN-BOS on China Southern Airlines would make more sense. Or even Hainan flying SZX-BOS.
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zakuivcustom wrote:
For US-China flights only, 2017
http://m.carnoc.com/posts/592/5925365.html

The right-most column is the average load factor for the entire year.


CAN has very high loads. Maybe CAN-BOS on China Southern Airlines would make more sense. Or even Hainan flying SZX-BOS.

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2909

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

I can think of 189 resons per flight why Stobart don't keep SEN to themselves. Their aim is 5m passengers by 2022 and they won't achieve that flying half empty ATRs and a few E195 routes. I had no idea there was an expansion under way. http://www.cityam.com/273490/london-southend-airport-gearing-up...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3362

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

There are like a million college and grad students from China in the Boston area. So it should work.

Also a lot of Chinese tourist groups in New England.

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by SCQ83
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24220

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Which are KIX's destinations in the US now? Los Angeles (JAL), San Francisco (UA) and Seattle (DL)?

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by SCQ83
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3222

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

LCY is also good for getting passengers in connection via WAW.

Some people will be more accepting to connect if flying out of LCY rather than LHR or LGW.

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by SCQ83
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3432

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

Saudia to Spain would qualify. It used to be an old B777 flying RUH-JED-MXP-MAD or JED-RUH-MXP-MAD 2 a week each. When they got A320s (2010) they swapped the flight for RUH-MXP-MAD and JED-MXP-MAD twice a week each. Now it is a 4 weekly RUH-JED-MAD on a B789 and this summer SV has resumed Málaga, RU...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy launches Delhi
Replies: 32
Views: 3816

Re: Air Italy launches Delhi

It seems to me that there are more and more Indian tourists in Europe. It looks like the Indians are the new Chinese. Maybe those flights are targeting Indian tourists to Italy + future connections to the US for QR? You know that 99% of the high fashion dresses and accessories with italian high fash...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2909

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

How is SEN going to cope with all this growth? It is basically doubling the number of PAX. I used SEN last month for the first time and it is a tiny nice airport. However even flying on a half-empty FlyBe Embraer we had to wait a while at the very small area in the UK Border, and there were no e-Pas...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16533

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

With that plane they are not going to fly to any Muslim country anyway. Not even Morocco. Maybe they can reach Brussels though. Which could be their first scheduled destinations? I could see Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Mykonos and Tel Aviv being successful for them. Yes, Tel Aviv SHOULD be their first cho...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16533

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

With that plane they are not going to fly to any Muslim country anyway. Not even Morocco. Maybe they can reach Brussels though.

Which could be their first scheduled destinations? I could see Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Mykonos and Tel Aviv being successful for them.

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4092

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club

Who flies on Star Alliance ADD-SVO non-stop?

Ethiopian's new flight to Moscow is via IST.

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3960

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

https://www.globalia.com/en/brands
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Air Europa is part of Globalia which owns travel agencies, tour operators, hotels and a handling agency:

https://www.globalia.com/en/brands

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6679

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Imagine the howls coming from Washington DC if it were the other way around. Today, all banks have to abide by US rules because you can't do banking business in the US without an US banking license. I never understood what the issue is with this either. Companies are free to choose not to do busine...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6679

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Not a fan of Trump, but Boeing shouldn't have done deals with an evil regime like Iran. And I think the US government should sanction Airbus and all those EU companies supporting the Iranian regime, like they made recently with ZTE: You mean sanctioning the European Investment Bank? :hyper: I don't...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12089

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Jeddah must be one of the largest (if not the first) airports in the world for stair usage in wide bodies. No jetways until the new terminal was opened (a few days ago and only partially). Emirates has been flying regularly the A380 for about 10 years to JED (now multiple times a day), and there are...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6679

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Not a fan of Trump, but Boeing shouldn't have done deals with an evil regime like Iran. And I think the US government should sanction Airbus and all those EU companies supporting the Iranian regime, like they made recently with ZTE: https://www.techradar.com/news/zte-reaches-billion-dollar-deal-with...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6387

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

Most of those smaller airports in Scandinavia or the UK are served by KLM Cityhopper, so if KL was to launch AMS-KEF, I would expect to see them in an Embraer.

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by SCQ83
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 3953

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

300 aircraft is impressive. I find easyJet to be a bit anonymous, though, compared to FR, DY, Wizz - no scandals or naughty tactics - they're just growing quietly. They may not need to grow the number of aircraft much if they replace A319 with 186-seat A320 and 235-seat A321 - the seat increase alo...

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by SCQ83
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Re: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/6453429 ... behaviour/
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Belfast to Ibiza... what a surprise.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/6453429 ... behaviour/

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4150

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Eurostar cannot be the only reason. Paris is +- the same distance by train from London, but easyJet and Vueling fly the route. Brussels is not that touristy after all. Paris-London is about 20-25 minutes longer than Brussels-London. I think a big difference is that Paris is a way larger metro area ...

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

Very surprising fact...one would think that Madrileños have magnificent beaches down on the south coast of Spain or in Portugal or in Majorca...and off they go...to Miami!...bizarre world... MAD has multiple daily flights (on A330 or B747) to CUN and PUJ, solely on local traffic. Why wouldn't they ...

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Major Hub Connection Rarity
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Major Hub Connection Rarity

This has happened to me several times. In the last year, in two different occasions in LIS connecting with TAP. Once, we disembarked via jetway so it was fine to see the gate I was leaving was the gate for my next flight (Schengen to Schengen). On the other (this was from Morocco to Schengen) we wer...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe to start LPL - BGO flight.
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: Wideroe to start LPL - BGO flight.

Could be wrong on this but I think the Manchester route is all about taking football fans who live in Norway to watch Manchester City / United play a match. Liverpool has 2 big clubs - I am guessing if there are lots of Manchester United fans in Bergen then there might be some Liverpool FC fans the...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

It also has more pax than MAD-PUJ, CUN, or HAV (separately). But MAD-MIA/South Florida is not a big market. Why on earth would anyone other than IB/AA think of flying between the two cities? :faint: (We will exclude Air Europa because doesn’t everyone?) Yes... UX is only a daily B787, so we can for...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

It's not, compared to the major holiday destinations from Spain (CUN, PUJ and HAV). It's the second one more relevant (and with decent yields) in the US far behind JFK, no more no less. MIA is not far behind JFK in PAX from MAD (2017): JFK 779,086 MIA 650,756 ORD 172,791 DFW 159,372 PHL 137,149 ATL...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

JFKCMILAXFLL wrote:
My Spanish isn't very good, did they mention arrival/departure times? It would be nice to have another Norwegian 787 flight that arrives and leaves FLL in the daytime besides 7045/7046.


27:

MAD FLL 13:10 16:45
FLL MAD 18:45 08:50 +1


25:

FCO FLL 15:15 20:30
FLL FCO 22:30 13:50 +1

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

http://www.ferrovie.it/portale/articoli/7502

And ARN-MCO, two weekly starting Oct 29.

https://www.expressen.se/allt-om-resor/ ... l-florida/

Maybe the title can be updated with FCO-FLL and ARN-MCO!
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Also FCO-FLL, 2 weekly starting Oct 30

http://www.ferrovie.it/portale/articoli/7502

And ARN-MCO, two weekly starting Oct 29.

https://www.expressen.se/allt-om-resor/ ... l-florida/

Maybe the title can be updated with FCO-FLL and ARN-MCO!

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?
Replies: 54
Views: 11232

Re: Air Italy - poised to become Italy's new flag carrier?

IG in IAG would be cool. UK-Italy and Spain-Italy are among the largest intra-European markets.

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

There is a stark difference between Northern Europe / UK and Mediterranean Europe, where Florida as a holiday destination is virtually nonexistent Umm wrong. South Florida is a very popular holiday destination in Spain. MAD-MIA is by far the second largest market in the US from Madrid after New Yor...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 7383

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

Pegasus launches Muscat, Oman with 4 weekly flights. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279032/pegasus-adds-muscat-service-from-july-2018/ Turkish carrier Pegasus next month is offering service to Oman, as the airline plans nonstop Istanbul Saboha Gokcen – Muscat route. Effective from...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

Two weekly, starting Oct. 31. https://elpais.com/economia/2018/06/08/actualidad/1528446200_003508.html Norwegian abrirá en octubre una nueva ruta transoceánica desde Madrid con el lanzamiento de vuelos que unirán la capital con el aeropuerto de Miami/Fort Lauderdale, en Florida. Se trata de la terce...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 84
Views: 12993

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

I think ADD-BCN-PTY could make sense since there is no carrier opening BCN-PTY in a foreseeable future.

Then ET could change the MAD-BCN tag and start a ADD-MAD-LIS tag.

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 54
Views: 6660

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

Maybe BA could launch LGW-SFO for S19. Not going to happen. BA's OAK service was in response to Norwegian getting a long haul low fare spot in the bay area. The fact the flight is getting axed, seasonal or not seems to show OAK can only support a limited number of international routes. Level going ...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK
Replies: 60
Views: 10015

Re: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK

But as I mentioned before, Emirates had rights to fly a route such as Dubai-Geneva-CDMX. This would be the better option for the Mexico and Barcelona point of view, giving two new destinations (Geneva and Dubai) and providing feed from all the country (+ Central America) to BCN. With EK flying this ...

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