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by lesfalls
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 15901

Re: Future LH Expansion

njdevilsin03 wrote:
Saw a LH 744 divert To FLL on the Frankfurt to orlando route the other day sure would be nice to see an FRA-FLL route to compliment the Miami flight.

Doesn't Condor fly MIA-FLL?

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?
Replies: 31
Views: 3060

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?

Hainan Airlines announced today (on 21 July 2017, routesonline) the launch of Beijing - Prague - Belgrade route. The Chinese carrier has also planned to add additional frequencies to Europe. In addition, Hainan Airlines is planning on adding an additional 13 Boeing 787-9 in the future. Where will b...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?
Replies: 31
Views: 3060

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?

Hainan Airlines announced today (on 21 July 2017, routesonline) the launch of Beijing - Prague - Belgrade route. The Chinese carrier has also planned to add additional frequencies to Europe. In addition, Hainan Airlines is planning on adding an additional 13 Boeing 787-9 in the future. Where will b...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 15901

Re: Future LH Expansion

PNA may seem like an outlier, but the city has been trying to get service for several years now. At one point TP flew to LIS out of here, and IB used to offer BCN multiple times per day. The Navarre government had tried to talk AF, LH, and TP into serving PNA. It's a very welcome connection, since ...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Re: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline

One time I was flying OGG-HNL with HA and HNL-MSP-JFK with NW the same day but on a completely separate reservation. Both tickets were purchased individually with their respective airlines. I was planning on picking up the checked baggage at HNL prior to checking in for the NW flight. The HA check-...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 4960

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

Slightly OT but see GLA-EWR is going from year round to seasonal restarting S18. Carried decent loads most winters, so not sure thinking behind this, unless good old DY gets blamed. Loss of a prestigious NYC route is a big blow for GLA. It surely I bet has to do with D8's new flights between EDI an...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19045

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Great to see Chicago brought into this. I know there's lots of Poles in Chicago (and Milwaukee, for that matter), but how does the Hungarian population around here stack up? Is there going to be enough O&D traffic? According to Wiki Ohio remains the largest Hungarian population in U.S. with 203...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 54425

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

[threeid][/threeid] Rusline is starting 2x weekly LED-BGO from June 1, and is expanding LED-OSL from 4x to 5x weekly. All with CRJ-200 Seems like there weren't enough passengers for this route. Route was terminated after just few weeks from the first flight. Poor planning on Rusline's behalf? LED-BGO?

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13290

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Could it be that Norwegian Long Haul is a feeder of Norwegian Air Shuttle? wouldn't be the first time a short haul needs a long haul arm to bring pax, or viceversa. A rather obvious and pointless statement to be honest! If that was the case the operating times for DY's longhaul flights wouldn't arr...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 4960

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

UA's EWR-FCO route goes back to year-round, beginning Nov 9. Frequency shuffles between 3x weekly and daily, on 2-class 767-300 equipment. Do they smell blood in the water with AZ, or are yields to Rome actually decent enough to sustain this? It might be a mix of the two but I really think it's bec...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19045

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Will they codeshare with anyone out of BUD for these flights? They arrive quite early comparison to their daily JFK/ORD flights to WAW.

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13290

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

It may appear as Norwegian is in a bubble but the management and staff just seem too confident for me to believe that. I was at the first flight of Norwegian from SWF to EDI and they seemed very confident in what they are doing with starting flights to secondary markets. There really must be somethi...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to RSW in May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: Eurowings to RSW in May 2018

Congrats RSW! There has always been the demand for more flights to Germany from RSW but AB always has a monopoly to Germany from RSW. Hope to see fares go down now to Germany from RSW. Guessing that we should expect DY to be the next airline to start flights to RSW?

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by lesfalls
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13887

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

SWF? That's a different kind of service, flown with a 737 instead of a 787. Smaller airports like Stewart got enough demand to fill a 737, but not enough demand to fill a 787. Where have they got the Gatwick space from? From cutting short haul routes, and that's what worries me. They're cutting the...

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by lesfalls
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17
Replies: 26
Views: 5194

Re: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17

777law wrote:
seat55a wrote:
Tit for tat on QR starting NCE.


Not really - QR has flown to NCE on an "on-again-off-again" basis for years - generally seasonally. In 2012 I flew QR NCE-MXP-DOH-SIN, the NCE-MXP-DOH leg being on a 332.

Was the MXP-NCE sector 5th freedom?

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by lesfalls
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 14210

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

I wasn't aware the EDI-SWF flights with Norwegian had already started, there's a few reports online already. https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/norwegian-swf-inaugural/ https://thepointsguy.com/2017/06/norwegian-737-800-flight-review/ Based on these reports, I don't think this offering from Nor...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 88
Views: 14608

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

DY is having success Is that why they are discontinuing BOS? ;) I don't know what Norwegian's game is, but highly doubt they've been successful enough to alter American or Air France's plans for the two French islands and much less so from PVD. It makes more sense for them to fly out of PVD anyway ...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19456

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I just had to chuckle when they talked about poor Qantas getting backed into a corner and essentially turned into a regional feeder for the ME3. So basically exactly what DL tried to do to AS 5 years ago in Seattle? :stirthepot: :stirthepot: :stirthepot: And I find it funny that they talk about Qan...

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by lesfalls
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 88
Views: 14608

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
a320fan wrote:
Slightly relevant.
Are the AF A320s permanently based in the Caribbean or do they cycle them between mainland France and the islands?


They are permanently based, they even have a special "caribbean" config

Whats the special Caribbean config?

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkmenistan airlines?
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Turkmenistan airlines?

Has anyone flown them? How safe are they? I was wondering as they have quite cheap fares to BKK from CDG and the prices just seem too good to be true.

Also is photography allowed on the plane?

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech
Replies: 32
Views: 2344

Re: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech

What if you call a number where you have to speak German?I know it isn't Ideal but I would think that then the office would have to be in Germany(as I bet it would be hard to get german speaking staff in Asia) and I bet that someone would have authority there to change your friends ticket.

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes
Replies: 47
Views: 8686

Re: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes

ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES 28 NEW ROUTES AND SERVICE FROM 3 NEW CITIES AND FARES AS LOW AS $29 Click to Tweet: .@Allegiant announces 28 new routes and service from three new cities #GetAway #YourWay http://gofly.us/Afoyy LAS VEGAS. June 20, 2017 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces 28 new routes and...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 61
Views: 6823

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

Natflyer wrote:
by738 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
The first 738 flight had to have about 40 seats blocked. Would as 7M8 have needed to have those seats blocked?

No


Not 40, but probably some

I would think for the flights BGO but not sure about the other flights.

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by lesfalls
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 51
Views: 7433

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

TWA772LR wrote:
I'd love to see Norwegian succeed, but how do they expect to do so n SWF/PVD-BGO when UA couldn't even make EWR-OSL work?

UA was making money on EWR-OSL so I don't know where you heard that?

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by lesfalls
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF drops MVD
Replies: 30
Views: 5634

Re: AF drops MVD

Effective Oct. 29, Air France will drop its flights to Montevideo, Uruguay, currently operated 5x w as a tag on of its daily 777 CDG-EZE service. AF-KL will now offer services to both CDG and AMS via GRU, leveraging its relationship with GOL. These Uruguay tag ons from EZE have been tried by a numb...

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 61
Views: 6823

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

And how would you fix it. More of the current buses While buses from midtown are a natural idea I just wonder if a bus service from the nearby Metro North station would work. Of course that means trekking across the city or subway to get on a train to get on a bus to get on a plane which sounds lik...

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by lesfalls
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 61
Views: 6823

Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

Norwegian is eyeing other destinations from SWF in addtion to the ones that they are starting in June and July. Stewart Manager Ed Harrison said that Norwegian is happy with the Pre-purchase numbers and is looking at other destinations "and warm weather destinations": http://www.midhudsonn...

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by lesfalls
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 124
Views: 12825

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... f-08jun17/
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Air Serbia will fly 4x weekly between JFK and BEG during peak winter season(15 Dec 2017 to 12 Jan 2018) :

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... f-08jun17/

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by lesfalls
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 124
Views: 12825

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... 17-launch/

The timings are quite late. I hope that this isn't the case for other future new flights with timing.
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Hainan will start CKG-JFK effective 20th Oct 2017 2x weekly:

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... 17-launch/

The timings are quite late. I hope that this isn't the case for other future new flights with timing.

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by lesfalls
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Re: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline

One time I was flying OGG-HNL with HA and HNL-MSP-JFK with NW the same day but on a completely separate reservation. Both tickets were purchased individually with their respective airlines. I was planning on picking up the checked baggage at HNL prior to checking in for the NW flight. The HA check-...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American carriers with foreign crew bases?
Replies: 26
Views: 4878

American carriers with foreign crew bases?

Which american carriers have foreign crew bases and in which cities are these bases?

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by lesfalls
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Meridiana Be Italy's New Main Airline?
Replies: 21
Views: 5395

Re: Could Meridiana Be Italy's New Main Airline?

They might be the largest airline flying under Italian flag, but not the largest airline in Italy. After all Meridiana is a pretty small airline. Their MD-80s are on the way out by the way, slowly being replaced with newer aircraft. If Alitalia disappears Meridiana is one of the two remaining Itali...

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6089

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

I'm surprised that they applied for EZE-CPH and not EZE-OSL. Also quite surprised about COR-FDF/PTP. I wonder if they have plans to make FDF and PTP a transfer hub between North and South America. Many of their routes are from CPH and not OSL, because CPH has a bigger catchment area. TLV, for examp...

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 124
Views: 12825

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... y-capacity

What happened to Tame's A330?
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aemoreira1981 wrote:
Turkish Airlines is operating TAME's New York to Quito route through July. TC-LNB ferried from Istanbul to Quito earlier this week and began operating EQ550/1 this week.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... y-capacity

What happened to Tame's A330?

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6089

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

I'm surprised that they applied for EZE-CPH and not EZE-OSL. Also quite surprised about COR-FDF/PTP. I wonder if they have plans to make FDF and PTP a transfer hub between North and South America.

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 to shut down HAM base
Replies: 31
Views: 5459

Re: U2 to shut down HAM base

I'm surprised. Originally I thought that it was working out well. I'm guessing that EW is fighting hard for marketshare.

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Super cheap flight to Europe, only on Priceline. Could this be a price mistake and can you lose your ticket?
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Super cheap flight to Europe, only on Priceline. Could this be a price mistake and can you lose your ticket?

Eindhoven wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
Have you considered flying tuifly from MCO to BRU? Their fares average around $300 RT


TB uses SFB, not MCO. There are no flights between MCO and BRU, but there are flights between SFB and BRU.

My mistake. I meant SFB.

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Super cheap flight to Europe, only on Priceline. Could this be a price mistake and can you lose your ticket?
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Super cheap flight to Europe, only on Priceline. Could this be a price mistake and can you lose your ticket?

Have you considered flying tuifly from MCO to BRU? Their fares average around $300 RT

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by lesfalls
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 182
Views: 19421

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

I'm booked on the inaugural Norwegian DEN-LGW service, 16 September, and returning on 23 September. I initially booked LowFare+, but later upgraded it to Premium both ways. Have any of you flown Norwegian transatlantic to/from the US? SmithAir747 Awesome! I've flown them 8 times and i've always had...

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by lesfalls
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17593

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

NichCage wrote:
Nice to see this expansion, but why I wonder is why Level started flights to OAK instead of SFO?

It's cheaper operating to OAK over SFO.

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by lesfalls
Wed May 31, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 22363

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

Guess we are reaching the climax of the Ryanair succuess story.

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by lesfalls
Wed May 31, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rome (FCO) new Norwegian longhaul base
Replies: 47
Views: 6458

Re: Rome (FCO) new Norwegian longhaul base

Does anybody see EWR-LGW as a possibility for DY? Assuming EWR is included in NY market, and LGW is in London Market, then EWR-LGW would become the cheapest way to travel on the busiest long-haul route in the world (NYC-London). I don't know why DY chose JFK instead of EWR for LGW, or all their JFK...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 31, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 57
Views: 5248

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

Both RFD and MKE have been courting Norwegian for a long time: https://www.openourskies.com/ http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170107/exclusive-rockford-airport-courts-norwegian-air-for-european-flights DY used both airports for charters this past winter so they have experience at both airports. I think...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 31, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS
Replies: 23
Views: 3385

Re: Norwegian Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS

Isn't this is a lot for PVD to absorb considering Norwegian hasn't even started its service to PVD yet and they already have 9 nonstop destinations? How do they expect to fill these seats especially with no feeder traffic within the US, and especially with flights to places like BGO? I am intereste...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 31, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS
Replies: 23
Views: 3385

Re: D8 Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS

And what about Norwegian air Norway? I wonder what they'll use it for. Wait, so DY is based not in Norway so it can operate in the EU, correct? And DI or for post brexit? Also what is the difference between DU and D8? DY = Norwegian Air Shuttle : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Air_Shuttle D...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 31, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rome (FCO) new Norwegian longhaul base
Replies: 47
Views: 6458

Re: Rome (FCO) new Norwegian longhaul base

Stewart-Canada is impossible for them. Since they got a European AOC at least one end of the line should always be in Europe. For flights between the USA and Canada they'd need either an American or Canadian AOC, which they don't have. For that reason their Caribbean operations are also very limite...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 31, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS
Replies: 23
Views: 3385

Re: D8 Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS

Mortyman wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Who is D8 ? -----------------------------


DY = Norwegian Air Shuttle
DU = Norwegian Long Haul
D8 = Norwegian Air International
DI = Norwegian Air UK
?? = Norwegian Air Argentina

And what about Norwegian air Norway?
I wonder what they'll use it for.

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by lesfalls
Wed May 31, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rome (FCO) new Norwegian longhaul base
Replies: 47
Views: 6458

Re: Rome (FCO) new Norwegian longhaul base

They also snuck in PVD-FDF/PTP in that press releaae. Yes quite a surprise! I also expect to see them add flights to the carribean and/or Canada from SWF. Stewart-Canada is impossible for them. Since they got a European AOC at least one end of the line should always be in Europe. For flights betwee...

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