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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bell 412EP leaked 322 litres of fuel inside Cargolux 747-8F flying IAH-PIK
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Bell 412EP leaked 322 litres of fuel inside Cargolux 747-8F flying IAH-PIK

This happened last year but the report has been published a few days ago https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-investigation-to-boeing-747-8r7f-lx-vcf Escape of fuel from helicopter being transported as cargo, en route from Houston to Prestwick, 30 March 2017. The full report: https://assets.publishi...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base
Replies: 18
Views: 2800

Re: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base

Not quite sure if there are many automotive suppliers around PAD, but I know that some years ago Ford was looking for a corporate shuttle to Cologne and Kosice from London Southend (SEN). So maybe that's also a reason for SEN (not just Ford, but probably some other companies requiring a link to thi...

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Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Am Launches SDQ
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: Am Launches SDQ

Does this connect well with Asian flights in MEX? There is a relatively large Asian community in Dominican Republic.

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Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 151
Views: 15937

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

Seattle is the most logical destination. IMO the fact that they already fly to Vancouver is irrelevant; completely different markets.

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Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base
Replies: 18
Views: 2800

Re: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base

But why Adria? Seems a bit random. I can’t imagine many people both in Paderborn and in SEN, VIE and ZRH thinking to book with them. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen! Adria is a Lufthansa partner. I imagine those ZRH/VIE services will connect with Swiss/Austrian network, in addition to the ...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge
Replies: 16
Views: 3170

Re: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge

On the other side Cityjet flies wetlease for SAS and branded scheduled flying . It has a reservation system in place, ticketing, retail sales..., something that Air Nostrum lacks. On the other hand, Air Nostrum has its own routes "independent" from Iberia. For instance, they are heavily s...

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by SCQ83
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge
Replies: 16
Views: 3170

Re: Air Nostrum and Cityjet to merge

Maybe this could mean Nostrumjet bringing back LCY-MAD.

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by SCQ83
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 41983

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Which makes a sweet and yellow headline for readers. Then you go through the list and find out that in the same bucket than Turkey, Venezuela, Congo, Sudan, Pakistan and Mexico..... you also find Cuba or the whole Russia and China. Not to say not long ago Peru and the whole China was included in le...

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Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 41983

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Concerning safety, Turkey is just as safe as any other country. So it would be unjust to associate it with Turkey when these things also have happened in france, britain, etc, as kong as there is no direct threat. At this moment, Turkey is very peaceful and it has gone back to its old days. Ist SAW...

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by SCQ83
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does DHL service Pyongyang FNJ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5495

Re: Does DHL service Pyongyang FNJ?

Does Amazon.kp offer same day delivery in Pyongyang?

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by SCQ83
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9592

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

QR is definitely seeing expansion as its core business to capture as many transits as possible accross the globe through DOH. Not sure where do they set the mark for profitability though. Just had a quick look at its numbers in June for Barcelona and the brand-new route to Malaga, and they are inde...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9592

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

Southern Europe could easily get a few new QR destinations:

Croatia: SPU, DBV
Greece: JTR
Italy: NAP, BLQ, BRI, CTA/PMO, CAG/OLB, TRN
Portugal: OPO
Spain: ALC, BIO, IBZ/PMI

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by SCQ83
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 7400

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

What is the reason for Pegasus Airlines not to serve Saudi Arabia from SAW? (specially since they serve UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar).

It seems like a missing opportunity there; short flights and huge O&D and connecting traffic markets. TK has multiple daily flights to the Kingdom from Istanbul.

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by SCQ83
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2934

Re: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?

Pepper456 wrote:
People say that football conquers helps economy of a country and so tourism...


Spain won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the Spanish economy only went downhill from there. So the recent case of Spain proves you wrong.

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by SCQ83
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopia & Eritrea sign peace deal; ET to buy 20% stake in B8 and start ADD-ASM
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Ethiopia & Eritrea sign peace deal; ET to buy 20% stake in B8 and start ADD-ASM

After 20 years in war, Ethiopia & Eritrea have signed a peace agreement. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/un-security-council-ethiopia-eritrea-peace-deal-is-historic/2018/07/10/afe72374-848f-11e8-9e06-4db52ac42e05_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7edff97b6052 UN Security Council...

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by SCQ83
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 47
Views: 13106

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

I always thought this was a crazy idea; SN being the only user of those Russian jets in Western Europe, particularly with all the issues between Russia and the EU at the moment. Finally common sense prevails, and they will need to fly Western-friendly planes.

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by SCQ83
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 6111

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

Isn't Cabin Crew a predominantly female profession? Is the goal to make women feel more included in one of the few areas that they are the large majority? Male VS female is increasingly understood as a social construction. Consequently, there is no need to make different uniforms. For instance, why...

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by SCQ83
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2934

Re: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?

I don't think it will change anything, but this is a good promotion for Croatia. Most tourists in Croatia are from nearby countries like Germany, Austria, Italy or Eastern Europe in general. For instance, only 750k British and 500k French visited Croatia in 2017 compared to 19M British and 11M Frenc...

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by SCQ83
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7352

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

Erdogan & Maduro... what a friendly crowd.

Maybe Conviasa should codeshare with TK and launch CCS-IST-IKA to remember those flights via DAM 10 years ago.

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by SCQ83
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 6111

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

It looks too gender stereotyped, like out of 1992. We are in 2018; they should design more gender-neutral uniforms. For what purpose? For inclusion and equality. In 2018 it is known that gender is a social construct. Airlines should be progressive as countries like Sweden: https://edition.cnn.com/2...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 6111

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

It looks too gender stereotyped, like out of 1992.

We are in 2018; they should design more gender-neutral uniforms.

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Macao - Why not an LCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: Macao - Why not an LCC?

MFM has also a small terminal with not much area to expansion (have you noticed how small Macau is in the first place?). It is more of a "city" style airport with quite a lot of buildings around. So really a low-cost hub like KEF is not the best way to use the limited assets of the airport.

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3

Belgrade Bishkek Bucharest Catania Dushanbe Helsinki Krakow Prague Rostov-on-Don Salalah I expect at least a few of these destinations - apart from PRG (operated already), to be switched over from FZ to EK in the very near future, particularly BEG, OTP, HEL and SLL... and the rest are probably prem...

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Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 97343

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

One other airport I find efficient is YYZ - both Canada and US immigrations and it works well even when I have my son and wife who don't have Global Entry. The lines are well handled for the traffic. I liked YUL, YHZ and YVR too although the lines were not as long as YYZ. One other European airport...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3

IMO time to change the name and merge FlyDubai into Emirates.

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair scaling back FRA operations
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Re: Ryanair scaling back FRA operations

LH started daily flights between GLA and FRA at the end of March......possibly a reaction? Well those flights were due to end by the end of the summer season anyway since Ryanair is closing their GLA base. Rijeka has also been started by Condor this summer. Santorini is flown by Condor and Lufthans...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair scaling back FRA operations
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Ryanair scaling back FRA operations

I noticed a number of routes that should be on sale on Ryanair are suddenly gone: - Glasgow: was due to finish on October 27, 2018; reservations are already closed for the summer season and the destination is gone from Ryanair.com - Perpignan. Started on March 25, 2018; reservations are closed for t...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 1513

Re: Venezuelan aviation

For what is worth, Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas has started flights between Tenerife North and Caracas a few days ago (PU711/PU712).

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by SCQ83
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and KLM end Tehran service
Replies: 15
Views: 4315

Re: Air France and KLM end Tehran service

Lufthansa Group is also cancelling Isfahan and Shiraz, currently served by Austrian Airlines.

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by SCQ83
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shenzhen Airlines SZX-LHR to launch on Oct 30
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: Shenzhen Airlines SZX-LHR to launch on Oct 30

I am surprised no Chinese carrier has launched SZX-CDG. Paris used to be popular with Chinese tourists. Maybe has this changed after the attacks and crime there?

SZX will be soon connected in Europe to Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Vienna and Zurich. Yet no Paris.

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 7400

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

it hasn't been mentioned - thank you! in my opinion, both cities are obvious destinations of considerable size and some demand currently missing on the global map of TK (especially RAK). are there any (bileteral) restrictions between TR and Morocco? TK serves CMN on daily basis, but with 77W. No ot...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean aviation - scandal after scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Korean aviation - scandal after scandal

This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. You don’t think cronyism and office politics go around in other countries? Yea, clearly those untrustworthy Korean companies like Samsung are doing everything wrong, by offering good product at low price. If you look at the history of South Korean econom...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean aviation - scandal after scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Korean aviation - scandal after scandal

It is always surprising that behind that modern image of Korea there is this crony capitalism.

That is the reason I don't buy or use any single South Korean brand; I don't trust those Korean mega-corporations.

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by SCQ83
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 7400

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

Not sure it has been mentioned, but TK has announced service to Marrakech (starting March 31, 2019) and Linz, Austria (starting April 24, 2019).

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by SCQ83
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10462

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

No surprise some posters here are jealous. Plymouth could not even maintain flights to London with PLH closed down, and Exeter is on its way of becoming the largest air and space hub in the galaxy. A tale of two cities. Well it is somewhat difficult to maintain flights without an airport there. :wi...

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by SCQ83
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10462

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

No surprise some posters here are jealous. Plymouth could not even maintain flights to London with PLH closed down, and Exeter is on its way of becoming the largest air and space hub in the galaxy. A tale of two cities.

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Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches flights Scandinavia-Krabi W18
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: Norwegian launches flights Scandinavia-Krabi W18

ilari wrote:
Still no HEL... Are they scared of AY or what?


Finnair and TUI fly HEL-KBV. It is the market in Northern Europe with more competition.

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Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIN Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 1648

Re: LIN Airport

There is quite a few service from London to LIN: LHR (Alitalia and BA), LCY (Alitalia and BA), LGW (easyJet) and STN (BA). STN-LIN is a new (and strange) BA route, so maybe BA is trying to make an argument to keep LIN-LON running after Brexit. Those routes made about 1.1 million PAX combined, so mor...

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Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20189

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

I think Virgin Atlantic should be rebranded in something like Delta Atlantic UK or Delta Virgin or sth like that, and integrated in Skyteam.

IMO it would raise brand awareness both in the UK and US.

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by SCQ83
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 64
Views: 8357

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

Intuitively I imagine materials used in planes as well as chemicals have more to do than airplane manufacturers plead. For instance, asbestos was very commonly used in the EU and the US until not many decades ago. Asbestos is still somehow legal in the US, but in the EU is completely forbidden. Even...

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by SCQ83
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog
Replies: 25
Views: 3672

Re: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog

Is this the first time Emirates lands in Rosario?

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by SCQ83
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?
Replies: 46
Views: 5121

Re: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?

The posters airbazar, tomcat, and leghorn are correct. Something maybe helpful to the original poster, SN begins service BRU-WRO 29 OCT 2018 according to Wikipedia. I find surprising this route. Also Air France launched last year CDG-WRO. Which is the market for Wroclaw? WRO seems like a VFR route ...

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viseu (VSE) aerodrome turning an airport?
Replies: 24
Views: 1627

Re: Viseu (VSE) aerodrome turning an airport?

LH flies to PNA (Pamplona) in Spain and IB can put there a Q200 or ATR72... About the beach enters the idea of a shuttle that takes people to Barra Beach and Costa Nova Beach in Aveiro. Navarra (Pamplona) is one of the wealthiest regions in Spain, with many local industries with interests in Europe...

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10462

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

chunhimlai wrote:
i agree but actually the picture shown is the ultimate stage of EXT and for further grown another airport(s) should be considered


You should draw the expansion plans for NQY, CWL, BRS and Isle of Wight Airport.

I reckon EGHN could manage with 3 runways.

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?
Replies: 46
Views: 5121

Re: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?

Brussels-Larnaca is a PSO service. That is the reason Ryanair serves it and it is their only route out of LCA, instead of PFO. Also flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam (AF), Madrid (YW) and Prague (OK) are PSO; routes also related to Strasbourg as an European capital. Why is that a PSO route? For ...

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Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7496

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

Asian countries have different graphic design standards. Japan is another case; check Toyota.com and Toyota.jp. Same company; completely different designs.

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?
Replies: 46
Views: 5121

Re: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?

Brussels-Larnaca is a PSO service. That is the reason Ryanair serves it and it is their only route out of LCA, instead of PFO.

Also flights from Strasbourg to Amsterdam (AF), Madrid (YW) and Prague (OK) are PSO; routes also related to Strasbourg as an European capital.

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by SCQ83
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4439

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

I guess I was confused by the fact that IEV has carriers like Alitalia and LOT, and both airports fly charters to Egypt and Turkey, but I guess IEV does seem to be mostly low cost carriers From my understanding, KBP was built to accommodate growth and larger aircrafts and IEV remained a GA and dome...

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by SCQ83
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations
Replies: 25
Views: 6016

Re: Vueling Austria to start operating in July with 14 destinations

No more news regarding this? Looks as if Vueling was scared now of the whole market just put on sale by LaudaMotion/Ryanair. Maybe they are just waiting for some announcement to be made, so that they can really beat the others. IAG has such a little presence on the leisure markets Canaries/Europe, ...

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by SCQ83
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fun / Interesting flights from Amsterdam or Brussels ?
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: Fun / Interesting flights from Amsterdam or Brussels ?

From my experience flights from BRU in summer to other European capitals tend to be well priced, since there is less business and EU traffic and Brussels does not attract that many tourists. Probably AMS which has more tourist appeal is more expensive in summer season. You should check CRL; easy to ...

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