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by lesfalls
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of airline service at Naples, FL
Replies: 37
Views: 3177

Re: History of airline service at Naples, FL

I flew Elite on APF-EWR last year. Flight surprisingly was quite full but unfortounately it was cut recently.

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by lesfalls
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch
Replies: 19
Views: 5197

Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch

Seems that DY is hiring pilots from Monarch but it seems that Norwegian will either receive some Monarch aircraft or buy out Monarch as on their website it doesn't imply a conversion of their pilots from Airbus to Boeing: https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3586242794&a...

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by lesfalls
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 41
Views: 4614

HAM TATL flights?

With all the recent TATL announcements to Smaller/middle sized cities that would have not been expected before how come has HAM not received any new TATL announcements with it being a high yielding market?

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by lesfalls
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 22785

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

KLM was the first; I recall that CI and KL began services between AMS and TPE in the mid 1980s; then Air France had Air France Asie, Lufty used Condor, Swissair had "Swissair Asia" BA started "British Asia" (and Qantas used a separate carrier - can't recall what that was called?...

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by lesfalls
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ends talks with Ryanair on flight connections
Replies: 18
Views: 4026

Norwegian ends talks with Ryanair on flight connections

Norwegian and Ryanair have ended talks as Norwegian recently inked a deal with Easyjet to connect passengers through LGW: https://in.reuters.com/article/us-ryanair-cancellation-norweg-air-shut/ryanair-norwegian-air-end-talks-on-flight-connections-idINKCN1BT2GE I think this is a war starting between ...

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by lesfalls
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 818
Views: 98658

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Finland's national airline Finnair says it plans to hire more than 1,000 new employees over the next few years in order to fly new routes and propel expansion. Source: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finnair_planning_to_hire_more_than_1000_workers/9838340 Will the new employees need to speak Fin...

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by lesfalls
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12586

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

KICT wrote:
ARN is a market that Delta has came and went multiple times over the years. Why can't they make it work?

UA,DY and SK cover the market already quite well and I think the U.S-Sweden market is also a bit oversaturated at the moment causing DL to axe ARN.

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by lesfalls
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today
Replies: 14
Views: 3789

Re: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today

I would love to see Norwegian (or even SAS to return to SEA) to fly CPH-SEA. SAS would never return to SEA, but Norwegian adding CPH from SEA would be awesome. There was a Seattle Times article a while back that suggested they'd add more destinations starting in Fall 2018. I personally hope that th...

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by lesfalls
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights
Replies: 54
Views: 7782

Re: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights

Anyone know what the load was for the first flight?

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by lesfalls
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13680

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

I'm surprised about EWR-OPO. Is the market really big enough for both the likes of UA and TP?

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by lesfalls
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 121
Views: 10122

Re: The Future of ISP

This thread should be helpful http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1370309&p=19738479&hilit=isp#p19738479 The growth as of late has been impressive, although I don't know enough about the airport to know what types of flight they are after. In 2019 they can do Internationa...

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by lesfalls
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 26006

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

WaywardMemphian wrote:
Mortyman wrote:
I'd much rather see Easyjet potentially cooperate With Norwegian than Ryanair. I think it's gonna be a problematic relationship With MOL


Maybe he is seeing that writing on the wall as well.

Norwegian was also in talks with EZY too if i'm not mistaken.

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by lesfalls
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 818
Views: 98658

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

B747forever wrote:
Nami wrote:
You obviously love numbers, but is it really necessary to post the same stats every month?


Why not? I find the numbers interesting and to see where growth is taking place. If you dont like them just skip his posts.

Agreed. Keep posting the stats.

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by lesfalls
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24951

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Wow surprising. What are the starting prices for the flight? I hope award travel is also good on it.

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by lesfalls
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Websites that allow you to book one off/delivery flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Websites that allow you to book one off/delivery flights?

Title says it all. Anyone know of any then by chance?

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by lesfalls
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 160
Views: 18201

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

Well its seems the pilots are not very excited about Joon. The SPAF union has urged French Ministry of Transport to intervene in the establishment of Joon brand which robs any symbol or affiliation with Air France or French nation. Union highlights the poor media reception to choice of name of bran...

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by lesfalls
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 833
Views: 118737

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Sorry if this had already been covered before, but Air Berlin is now ending all longhaul service from Berlin, by the end of the month. Source: http://blog.wandr.me/2017/09/air-berlin-longhaul-shutdown-tegel-txl/ I would have at least expected JFK to stay but a real pity that it has had to come to t...

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by lesfalls
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 818
Views: 98658

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Someone83 wrote:
AirBaltic is making both RIX-GOT and RIX-TMP into full year services

Riga – Gothenburg 4 weekly Dash8-Q400 (3 weekly 12JAN18 – 05MAR18)
Riga – Tampere 5 weekly Dash8-Q400 (4 weekly 12JAN18 – 28FEB18)


Just out of wonder but is the RIX-Tampere route made up of mainly connections or O&D?

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by lesfalls
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How likely is Corsair to return to the U.S.?
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: How likely is Corsair to return to the U.S.?

SS tried YQB and YQM 10 or so years ago. Both are pretty big francophone markets and both routes lasted a year or two. Even YUL is only served in the summer with their A333 (this year, it's been a leased A343 so far). Gone are the days of B744 service. Besides MSY, I don't see them launching anythi...

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 833
Views: 118737

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Surprised that IAG is not interested as they could finally get a stronghold in the german market.

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Self connect in Russia without Visa?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Self connect in Russia without Visa?

Lets say I fly BGY-VKO-TXL but on two different airlines but I have the boarding pass on my phone for the VKO-TXL flight before I arrive in VKO. Will they allow me to transfer then or all transfers without a visa must be with one airline?

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

SU just upped JFK-SVO from 2x to 3x daily so that could explain the reason for there being no need for DL to operate the route. Rumor is also going around too that another Russian carrier has gotten rights to fly to JFK and should be announcing service soon.

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 18940

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Pe@rson wrote:
Wonder if Norwegian or Primera will announce MAN-NYC.

Primera stated that they are supposed to announce 2 more TATL routes by the end of August so thats what it could be.

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by lesfalls
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 72
Views: 2428

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

My longest was NCE-ZRH-MCT-BKK. Ended up getting sick on the return because of how long it was.

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by lesfalls
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 19386

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

kelvin933 wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
User001 wrote:
Also announced London Stansted from 25th April on the other side of the pond.

With who and from where? Do you mean Wow?

Yes Wow air daily KEF-STN next spring (date unavailable)

Interesting. Why STN over adding more to LGW ? What are the times for the flight?

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by lesfalls
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 19386

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

User001 wrote:
Also announced London Stansted from 25th April on the other side of the pond.

With who and from where? Do you mean Wow?

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by lesfalls
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss studies A321LR business case
Replies: 55
Views: 10775

Re: Swiss studies A321LR business case

TS I understand why they orders it but the reason i'm asking about wether it's too far from ZRH because it is still a lot farther from Switzerland to North America over Canada to BOD(one route which TS operates). The A321neo range is 3,500nm and 4,000 for the LR. Out of ZRH, YHZ or YUL are 2,898 an...

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by lesfalls
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l Airlines getting B777s?
Replies: 46
Views: 10435

Re: Ukraine Int'l Airlines getting B777s?

https://delo.ua/business/mau-namerena-otkryt-dva-dalnemagistralnyh-rejsa-333864/ UIA announced Delhi and Toronto for next Summer Season. 4 weekly DEL and 3 weekly YYZ. In the article its rather intention than confirmed dial but both destinations are great for KBP HUB Will the YYZ flight be arriving...

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to add more flights from SWF/PVD this winter?
Replies: 24
Views: 2956

Re: Norwegian to add more flights from SWF/PVD this winter?

a340crew wrote:
They are also doing Vacation Express flying out of Rockford and Milwaukee, utilizing the PVD and SWF resources (crews and planes) temporary over the winter.

I thought those flights would be operated by ARN/LGW based crew?

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to add more flights from SWF/PVD this winter?
Replies: 24
Views: 2956

Re: Norwegian to add more flights from SWF/PVD this winter?

Rumors within Norwegian in Sweden says that 2 of the 737 MAX will be moved to Stockholm. These aircrafts will be used for the ARN-DXB route, which today is weight restricted. Thanks for the info. If that happens it'll be interesting to see if they develop ARN even more with the MAX other then opera...

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss studies A321LR business case
Replies: 55
Views: 10775

Re: Swiss studies A321LR business case

I wonder where they could use it. I'm guessing that the distance from ZRH to the U.S would be too far for it? Air Transat has recently ordered A321LRs to replace its A310s it uses across the Atlantic during summers. However I'm not sure whether LX will use theirs to open-up new thin routes or chart...

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to add more flights from SWF/PVD this winter?
Replies: 24
Views: 2956

Norwegian to add more flights from SWF/PVD this winter?

I did a count of Norwegians TATL flights per week with the Max effective from November: Summmer | November SWF 21 | 15 PVD 18 | 9(Not including the 4 weekly carribean flights to PTP and FDF) BDL 3 | 2 This means that 2 out of the 6 Max's that Norwegian has won't be used. My question is that should w...

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss studies A321LR business case
Replies: 55
Views: 10775

Re: Swiss studies A321LR business case

I wonder where they could use it. I'm guessing that the distance from ZRH to the U.S would be too far for it?

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11577

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Delta is the only US airline flying to Africa, and they seem to make it work. How does Delta manage to keep flying to Lagos when United cut the city? Does Delta even get money out of the country? Delta works with 3x strong SKYTEAM carriers in Africa: AF/KL and KQ. STAR and OneWORLD are less well de...

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 15972

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Highly seasonal market, with traffic dropping off steeply after the end of September. From May to September it's another story. Very high demand as Greece is a very popular destination for tourism, cruise market, etc...There are very few strong business links between the US and Greece that could su...

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17

Guess AC is beating them to it with a much better sched from LGA. Well not really. I just checked departure to New York from YQB for today and besides DL, I only found UA operating two afternoon flights to EWR with E145s. My apologies I remember now that AC ended that flight some time ago but thoug...

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17

Guess AC is beating them to it with a much better sched from LGA.

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal airways runs into more problems
Replies: 2
Views: 955

USGlobal airways runs into more problems

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -air-lines

Your thoughts? I wonder how this will affect them.
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Seems that Logistic air has brought a claim against USGlobal for USD8.85 million in unpaid engine lease fees:

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -air-lines

Your thoughts? I wonder how this will affect them.

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12155

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

that is correct. I mean, is BUF even a hub or a focus city for any airline? BUF is not a hub or focus city for any airline and I highly doubt there is much (if any) connecting traffic. BNIA / Buffalo would have to be the end destination for passengers and not a hub where people would pick up connec...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 36654

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Also loaded this morning - as expected/predicted, PHL-AMS will, indeed, be getting upgauged to the 767 next summer. So a few interesting takeaways for S18, at least based on schedules as presently loaded: (1) AA will be using 767s on five transatlantic routes out of PHL (AMS, BUD, LIS, PRG, ZRH) (2...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11577

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Interesting add. Seems like a smart move if there's a market there - Delta seems to be the only airline seriously interested in U.S.-Africa, so they can have it all to themselves. AriK used to fly the route (not so long ago)before they were forced to drop it. LOS is quite a big market too with it c...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 20828

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

EI202 wrote:
Would have assumed PHL and IAD would be unlikely 737 destinations for Norwegian given that they're not secondary airports.

We'll there is BWI for washington and in a way TTN could become the secondary airport for PHL. With Norwegian nowadays anything is possible.

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13837

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

This isn't new. Before Southwest actually started flying into BOS, they marketed MHT as Boston North, and PVD as Boston South. For a time when the served both Houston airports, the were tagged as North (IAH) and South (HOU). Just out of wonder how did that go for WN as I'm surprised to hear that MH...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 20828

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

It seems that Norwegian will be opening a pilot base at DUB: https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3539931759&culture_id=EN&company_id=201503&link_source_id=0 I wonder how much more expansion from DUB should be expected then in the future. Nice find! Seems to...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 20828

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/Advert ... ource_id=0

I wonder how much more expansion from DUB should be expected then in the future.
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It seems that Norwegian will be opening a pilot base at DUB:

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/Advert ... ource_id=0

I wonder how much more expansion from DUB should be expected then in the future.

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by lesfalls
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 5198

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

Don Burr(Ceo of People Express) is one that comes to mind. He had true care over employees with going sometimes to the training classes. His office was at all times open and he had much communication with the staff also. The system of permiting staff to hold a different position throught certain da...

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3521

Re: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020

Sorry if this is off topic but how will people be able to get from Terminal 1/2 at FRA to the new low cost pier? Will there be an underground shuttle train?

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 5198

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

Don Burr(Ceo of People Express) is one that comes to mind. He had true care over employees with going sometimes to the training classes. His office was at all times open and he had much communication with the staff also. The system of permiting staff to hold a different position throught certain day...

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela
Replies: 37
Views: 7071

Re: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela

AntonioMartin wrote:
drdisque wrote:
The market is for Venezuelans abroad to buy tickets for their family members to get them out of the country.

:checkmark:

How much of the market to Venezuela does it make up at the moment?

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to BCN Performance
Replies: 14
Views: 3418

Re: CX to BCN

LHRFlyer wrote:
I wonder if IAG will respond with LEVEL launching BCN-HKG.

I don't think they would at all as CX is a oneworld member and I think their relationship with IAG is quite good so i doubt IAG would want to break it.

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