Wizz, Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet, Pegasus, Transavia, Vueling, Blue Air, Wow, etc., have a 19% share of TLV's seats this month. Wizz is #1 with nearly 55,000 seats this month across 17 routes. easyJet is #2 with nearly 48,000 seats across 13 routes. Indeed that must be the reason. European low-cos...Jump to post
Cointrin330 wrote:BRU (dropped in 2009?)
Ukranians do not need visas for Schengen since the war. That has increased tourism to the EU (like in every Eastern European country there is a local elite) as well as economic migrants (those Polish routes are catered to the enormous Ukranian diaspora in Poland). As for the tourism, I agree with ot...Jump to post
PEK-LIS-GRU is still better (and has O/D to support the connections), and Chinese carriers would have to make URC a scissor hub to collect all Chinese traffic to Brazil. They would need 5th and 6th freedom right which they are unlikely to get. URC is already a hub. It's only a matter of time until ...Jump to post
I think the role of airports in Moscow will look more like the 3 main NYC airports, DME being like JFK, SVO as a fortress hub for SU like EWR for UA, and VKO being a city airport like LGA. Would like to see VKO to grow, and more road access for DME. I don't think VKO is remotely comparable to LGA. ...Jump to post
Can anyone explain why S7 hasn't expanded further into Western Europe especially to the United Kingdom and in particular to London considering that they are part of OneWorld! S7 used to fly from Moscow to MAD and codeshare with IB but they cut the route last year. https://www.routesonline.com/news/...Jump to post
Dalaman flights are launched from Dublin and Bratislava in June. A big new market for FR. Thoughts? Who will be most affected? TK? Pegasus? Mmm...they are quite late to the party, although with what is going on in Turkey, I am not so sure there is still a party anymore... Anyway, these are only min...Jump to post
It seems like low-cost carriers are running out of ideas in Europe. Ryanair first in Israel, then Jordan, now Turkey and likely Ukraine. It would be interesting to see more Ryanair in the Balkans and the Caucasus. Traffic rights issues will prevent them from achieving any scale in Turkey. How are th...Jump to post
Eurowings should consider DUS-SCQ and TXL-SCQ in summer. VY operated those two routes a few years ago. And now the Lufthansa Group flies to FRA, MUC and ZRH from SCQ. They already did it for SS18, where Mostar won and got 2 weekly flights each to both DUS and STR. There were talks in the FDH press (...Jump to post
Great news , hopefully the rumoured TK IST >DUB > MEX will happen soon too Only if there is an Ireland-to -Mexico market. Otherwise, it'll be another money burner in Latin America for TK. Where does TK fly in Latin America? Are their routes just for glamour and not making money? I have no idea whet...Jump to post
The background to this is that there is a significant „independence“ movement in the Spanish region of Catalonia, where a large portion of the population hates anything Spanish, who believe that there are „political prisoners“ wearing yellow ribbons to show their support, displaying Catalan flags o...Jump to post
That is a BS answer and you guys are falling for it hook line and sinker. The route is currently flying and AB had 3 or 4 JFK slots. LH is now a monopoly airline. They have no interest Flying you anywhere but Frankfurt and Munich. Hopefully another airline will start the route. But dont fall for sl...Jump to post
It looks like a crazy idea to me. Both CGN and DUS are very practical for both Cologne and Dusseldorf. You say CGN "will never become really attractive as a primary airport". Maybe CGN will not have Emirates or Delta but for it has many short and medium-haul flights. Do you think people in...Jump to post
Well, I guess you could do a good deed and call ET dispatch then, and tell them that they "require a technical stop" on their 6.5 hour flight (not 8 as you stated) to MAD with their brand new 787s, because they seem utterly unaware of this. Such fools they must be, mustn't they? And while...Jump to post
migair54 wrote:Dakha is similar case, a well served market and now with the close colaboration with EK then I think we could see some more routes being axed and leave EK alone in the market to improve the yields, I think that would be logical, maybe next are DAR, VIE or PRG..
When do you think a legacy carrier will start servicing EIN? I think Turkish Airlines might be the first, they have a good connection the rest of the world and perhaps BA might feel they have a shot also. I think Delta would be an outside chance: Atlanta or New York. Delta will never happen for obv...Jump to post
Ethiopian is cancelling Barcelona and flying ADD-MAD non-stop: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277513/ethiopian-airlines-ns18-international-changes-as-of-08mar18/ Addis Ababa – Barcelona – Madrid eff 03JUN18 Previously planned new routing is cancelled (Refer to Addis Ababa – Madrid...Jump to post
Unfortunately EIN is being overlooked here. No flights and no train EIN-PAR. I think A5 could do well on CDG-EIN or ORY-EIN. Why would someone fly EIN-PAR? Travel time by car is around 4 hours and thus very competing. Moreover, EIN-PArR never has been profitable (though I agree that the economic si...Jump to post
So LIS-SAO will be 29 weekly (!). Why doesn't Azul fly international to LATAM from VCP? Isn't there traffic from VCP to BOG, EZE, SCL, LIM, UIO from there? If they flew to some major LATAM hubs from VCP, I could see a case for more European destinations other than LIS and ORY: LGW, MAD, BCN, FCO, MX...Jump to post
AGP is already for sale: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277490/qatar-airways-opens-reservation-for-additional-destinations-in-s18/ Doha – Malaga 04JUN18 – 30SEP18 4 weekly Boeing 787-8, Subject to Government Approval QR155 DOH0120 – 0805AGP 788 x246 QR156 AGP0915 – 1715DOH 788 x24...Jump to post
Agree but there is one more - decisive- factor that makes DTM unattractive as a base: a 10pm curfew, which killed the U2 base back in the day. I didn't know about the curfew... that makes things worse. I wonder why... DTM is a bit in the middle of nowhere! Anyway, there is no business case about DT...Jump to post
Don't see the point in bringing up VIE-MAD when I specifically said that they would rather copy the same scenario as in Luton. Dortmund airport has many, many links to eastern Europe, just like Luton does. I just checked online and the only non-Eastern European destinations they serve from LTN are:...Jump to post
The only reason why I mentioned DTM is because it's usually one of their first destination out of any eastern European city. It could be similar to Luton in the sense that they would open a base, move most of their 'eastern' routes to the crews and planes based there and then cautiously and slowly ...Jump to post
EIN is getting quite congested so it might be one of the reasons why they gave up on the idea. Maybe Dortmund could be high on their list given that it's a similar scenario as with Luton, lot's of flights going there but there is no base. I think it is interesting to note that despite the "hug...Jump to post
Are you suspecting that just like you suspected there are a total of 80.000 Czechs living outside the Czech Republic? 80,000 citizens out of a 10 million people country seems reasonable, specially when that people because of having an EU passport can live in about 30 different countries as they wis...Jump to post
You're right the Czech Republic is a different story altogether. GDP (PPP) per capita in the Czech Republic is now $35,000, to Greece's $28,000, that's a fifth less. In nominal terms, the two countries are about on par (the Czechs ahead by a nose) but the Czech standard of living (and the amount of...Jump to post
There is more to the Czech Republic than just Prague. Overall the capital city might be better off but it's not like those living outside of it are swimming in cash. In 2016 the Czech Republic ranked 20th in the EU in terms of salaries. That means only seven countries ranked behind them. Even thoug...Jump to post
There is definitely a shift in their operations. Up until recently they were no different than your average eastern European bus company shuttling expats between East and West. They are expanding beyond their comfort zone with new flights from Larnaca, Athens, Vienna and Milan. I am still waiting t...Jump to post
Don't see IB opening TLL-MAD. FR is a long shot possibility, but still a stretch. Air Europa operates charters MAD-TLL for cruises. So there is some traffic. I agree Iberia will never operate TLL, but Ryanair could be a realistic possibility. Ryanair flies MAD-VNO year-round, and Air Baltic flies R...Jump to post
Would love to see how this goes. I think this is taking basic economy a little too far. The article also says the fares will be available on BA and other partners. It seems unfair that AA will cause its partners, BA / AY / IB, with whom they codeshare, to be the gestapo at the gates to enforce anot...Jump to post
As for long haul, I think those could be feasible in the future: - Beijing (Iberia) - Brasilia (Iberia, hub-to-hub) - Buenos Aires Ezeiza (Norwegian) - Fort Lauderdale (Norwegian) - Fortaleza (Air Europa) - Guadalajara / Monterrey (Iberia, triangular route) - Guangzhou (China Southern, hub-to-hub) -...Jump to post
In Europe I can think realistically: - Belfast (Ryanair) - Belgrade (Air Serbia) - Gdansk (Ryanair / Wizzair) - Minsk (Belavia) - Skopje (Wizzair) - Tallinn (Ryanair) - Tbilisi (Georgian Airways) - Thessaloniki (Ryanair) Summer only: - Corfu (Iberia Express) - Pula (Iberia Express / Ryanair) - Zadar...Jump to post
The only flight where I see OS struggling is VAR, as for reasons I have never been able to grasp their prices are insanely high. Otherwise, OS has contracts with various tour agencies to carry passengers on the holiday routes (e.g. LCA, TLV, NCE and also VAR) - an advantage that W6 will never have....Jump to post
Anytime a relative or friend of mine from overseas has visited Scotland, it has always been unequivocally and without a doubt entirely Edinburgh they focused on. I repeatedly have mentioned that they should take a quick day trip to Glasgow but they are never even vaguely interested. When internatio...Jump to post
Well, I guess that the discussion is centered in the US-Brazil market, considering how the Latin America-Brazil and the Europe-Brazil markets were not very affected by the crisis. How is that true? For instance MAD-GRU (GRU's busiest European route) lost passengers in both 2016 and 2017. MAD-GRU 20...Jump to post
Being Ryanair, I guess there are subsidies (or lack of) involved. - Timisoara: traffic at TSR has grown twofold since 2014 with Wizzair and Ryanair bases. Clearly there is no market for the two of them. - Glasgow: located between EDI and PIK (Ryanair is subsidised at PIK). - Trapani: near PMO which ...Jump to post
SQ789 wrote:Well, so they already served South America, North America, Asia, Europe and maybe soon to Australia. Has they also served flights to Africa as well?
I think it is professional.
Winning a Gold medal in some competition does not entitle you for an upgrade.
Interesting to see FR actually lose ground to another airline for the first time It is not the first time Ryanair closes a base or drops a destination. On the other hand, both Wizzair and Ryanair have been adding a lot of service to those secondary cities in Romania (Timisoara, Craiova, Oradea) so ...Jump to post
There's also the lure of cheaper tickets out of places like Frankfurt and Hamburg. Just like Canberra in Australia, there isn't a direct New York flight. There isn't any top dollar business traffic to speak of, and Governmental flying is a different question altogether. If you want to go to New Yor...Jump to post
I am surprised Norwegian hasn't started long haul flights from TXL.
They could start their 4 "basic" US destinations (NYC, FLL, OAK and LAX) which means recovering four former AB destinations (JFK, MIA, SFO and LAX).
Norwegian business model and brand would fit very well in Berlin IMO.
Within the crews - yes indeed it is cultural and BA/QF/EK are middle of the road party animals. Latin American airlines by far the worst for drinking together with Cargo crews, occaisionally results in calls from hotel to Station manager - not to complain, just to ensure the safety of a flight, but...Jump to post
Burgundy is QR's color somehow.
The two blues maybe are the Mediterranean and the Adriatic sea?
Airdolomiti wrote:Press conference currently taking place in Milan (with photos): http://www.aviazionecivile.org/vb/showt ... ost1844171