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by Nola
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 92
Views: 10829

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

It is a case of AA (actually US Air) trying to emulate the UA (CO) and DL (NW) mergers too late. As others have said, both UA and DL gained complementary advantages. AA/US Air brought no such advantage, but AA was forced to divest slots. This has enabled DL to dominate both at NYC airports and DCA....

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by Nola
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 5734

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

Only thing I'll say about CDG is that if you have SkyTeam Elite Plus it makes it a lot easier to deal with. They have separate Sky Priority security and immigration between terminals and the AF lounge in 2E is way better than any Crown Lounge in AMS. And CDG doesn't have the annoying pseudo customs...

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by Nola
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 551
Views: 45167

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The general rumour seems to suggest MAN-BWI (MAN-WAS is showing in GDS for MT with no flights bookable yet) and MAN-MSY 2 weekly next summer. Indeed. And on the US end, MSY has a list of occupants for its new terminal (opening February 2019) with MT listed as a tenant: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fb...

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by Nola
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15095

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Also note the friday service. They're not going after religious travelers but probably connecting travelers from east of the Mississippi and government/tech workers in the DC/VA area.

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by Nola
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15095

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Will DL respond by adding capacity out of JFK or elsewhere? DL was to increase to 2x/daily JFK-TLV but never did. J fares seem consistently high and upgrades (at least on DL) doubtful, so perhaps there's room for more capacity? Or is DL just content to leave most of the non-NYC traffic to TLV with a...

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by Nola
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169635

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Not sure if posted, but the Delta-Air-France-KLM-Virgin Atlantic JV has basically moved to boot Alitalia from the TATL JV. https://thepointsguy.com/news/alitalia-booted-from-deltas-joint-venture-with-air-france-klm-and-virgin-atlantic/ Could this be a prelude to a likely win for Lufthansa in buying...

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by Nola
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180149

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Still plenty of twists and turns ahead, from government reviews to potential competing bids involving cash....

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by Nola
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS
Replies: 19
Views: 3692

Re: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS

Nola wrote:
I wish they would set up MSY-LAX. They used to have an overnight LAX-LAS-MSY flight (years ago) which wasn't a lot of fun, but one or two daily RJ's would probably do very well.


I meant MSY-LAS.

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by Nola
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

MSY second fastest growing airport in America. http://www.bizneworleans.com/October-2017/FAA-MSY-2nd-Fastest-Growing-Airport-In-America/ From 2006. As we have discussed in this thread before, using that year is really misleading (unfortunately) - even if technically correct. Yes, but if one goes be...

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by Nola
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

One of the changes is that hotels are doing better in July than ten years ago, but they are doing worse in September. (August pretty much sucks across the board). The trade is now following the hurricane season more closely. Having a festival pretty much every weekend has increased regional tourists...

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by Nola
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

http://www.bizneworleans.com/October-20 ... n-America/
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MSY second fastest growing airport in America.

http://www.bizneworleans.com/October-20 ... n-America/

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by Nola
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS
Replies: 19
Views: 3692

Re: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS

I wish they would set up MSY-LAX. They used to have an overnight LAX-LAS-MSY flight (years ago) which wasn't a lot of fun, but one or two daily RJ's would probably do very well.

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by Nola
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

I would guess that some kind of incentives were used to lure BA to MSY. Whether there's more money available for another European flight is another a question someone might be able to answer, although I cannot.

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by Nola
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

LAX772LR wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
Saints game probably helped to start earlier.

I thought that wasn't even until next weekend?


The game was October 1st. A lot of people would have flown back Monday or today.

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by Nola
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Are there more passengers going from MSY to/through CDG or AMS?

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by Nola
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

No, the airport handled more pax in 2000 than it did in 2004, with over 9.9million. 2001 was well on its way to breaking 10million, but for the obvious. That said, it was in a fairly strong growth pattern. WN, for example, took until this year to equal the high of its pre-K schedule. AF has both A3...

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by Nola
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

MSY showed growth the previous two years with 2004 being a record year. No, the airport handled more pax in 2000 than it did in 2004, with over 9.9million. 2001 was well on its way to breaking 10million, but for the obvious. That said, it was in a fairly strong growth pattern. WN, for example, took...

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by Nola
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58578

Re: DL Future Expansion

MSY-CDG is most definitely a possibility, they could run 4rt for Mardi Gras similar to AUS for SXSW to get it started.... AF could fly this but they'd have to move a plane, maybe a 777 around to do it as they take A350s and a few 789s. Do they have capacity to do this? Is it too much plane for MSY?...

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by Nola
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

In looking at the AF fleet, it doesn't look like they have a plane that would be efficient serving MSY, although perhaps when they receive A350's they can shift some 777's around. https://travelcodex.com/hub-routes-fleet-air-france/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+...

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by Nola
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

All of the airlines are headed over to the new terminal. The old terminal will mostly be demolished except for concourse D which will retrofitted into airport offices. The newer rotunda at the end of D will be used for occasional one-off charter flights. Indeed, such is the current plan. I still wo...

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by Nola
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Why would modifying the incentive program have anything to do with Virgin America?

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by Nola
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58578

Re: DL Future Expansion

Capn wrote:
At JFK, do VS and KLM use 4a or 4b


KLM uses B. Virgin uses A.

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by Nola
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58578

Re: DL Future Expansion

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for MSY-CDG on either DL or AF.

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by Nola
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58578

Re: DL Future Expansion

Actually, the conservative Delta pretty much went away when Glen Hauenstein was hired from Alitalia to run network/route planning. Prior to Italy, Hauenstein ran Continental's route planning and was recommended to Gerry Grinstein by Gordon Bethune, at least according to Seth Kaplan's "Glory Los...

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by Nola
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58578

Re: DL Future Expansion

I hope DL doesn't start MSY-Europe. I don't want to see BA and DE suffer, which I'm sure they would in some respect if DL starts a flight, granted BA moreso. I'd like to see a MSY-CDG flight but not this soon. The nonstop European market needs time to mature. Let's revisit the idea in two years. Un...

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by Nola
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24783

Re: DL add IND-CDG

MCI flew over 11 million passengers far more than IND and CVG let alone CMH. So what? That in no way correlates to demand for (nor ability to sustain) intercontinental nonstops. I was surprised DL hasn't added MSY-CDG first Shouldn't be. MSY-LHR is more than twice the size of MSY-CDG as a market, a...

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by Nola
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

jbs2886 wrote:
Southwest adding 1x weekly non-stops to SMF and SJC.

Also Cancun 1x weekly.



How many carriers does that make between MSY and CUN now?

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by Nola
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169635

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

https://www.thenational.ae/business/avi ... n-1.623216
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Article today regarding AZ likely becoming part of AF/KLM, IAG, LH or Ryan Air.

https://www.thenational.ae/business/avi ... n-1.623216

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by Nola
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... ca0b2.html

The DL BOS flight was weekend only, wasn't it? Does this make them go daily?
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Here's the article from the Advocate.

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... ca0b2.html

The DL BOS flight was weekend only, wasn't it? Does this make them go daily?

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by Nola
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169635

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Any updates? Considering a flight in October/November through FCO. Best to purchase through AF/KLM or DL instead of AZ?

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by Nola
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19665

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Any new information on AZ? And any thoughts on whether it is safe to purchase a ticket on AZ for October/November?

Thanks!

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by Nola
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

That's an amazing price for Auckland and upgradable! The only way I can find decent international deals from MSY is to fly on two separate tickets--one to the gateway and back, the other from the gateway to/from the destination.

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by Nola
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

AA is running a fare sale to/from LAX for $128 r/t. How are they making money on this route? http://www.theflightdeal.com/2017/08/18/american-158-los-angeles-new-orleans-and-vice-versa-roundtrip-including-all-taxes/?utm_source=The+Flight+Deal+Daily+DealsLetter&utm_campaign=3ebb152d05-The_Flight_...

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by Nola
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 18424

Re: Delta C Series

C series will definitely have a big presence at DFW. Expect to see it fly to all the hubs plus RDU and MCO. Ed wants to be careful in dealing with the 800lb gorilla at DFW. Kind of made it seem like he doesn't want to ruin his friendship with Douglas. SEA-DFW will only be one daily to start. I real...

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by Nola
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 18424

Re: Delta C Series

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... a-new-york
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... a-new-york

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by Nola
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

DL and Skyteam are definitely losing market share to Oneworld and Star Alliance with AC, CM, and BA offering international services. Even the DE flight offers interline connections to the LH network at FRA. MEX would be a good way for DL to start gaining back some international market share. DL had...

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by Nola
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

New airport director gave a speech to Bureau of Governmental Research recently. A few interesting highlights from the speech. He hinted that a new international destination will be announced soon, and that an airline is looking into adding a lounge in the new terminal. Of course, no specifics could...

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by Nola
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22300

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

I'm politely sorry, but I think you're wrong. If you think this deal helps Delta get influence at Virgin ... Delta already had 49.9% of the stock. Delta plus any other investor together make a majority. No increase in influence. If you think this deal helps AF get influence at Virgin ... Delta alre...

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

Also you know every airlines thoughts since you say Amsterdam would never come before CDG? A route to amsterdam was proposed in early 2000s. it never materialized but its not that much a stretch. I suggest KLM and Amsterdam because its a skyteam partner with Delta. AF is also a SkyTeam and JV partn...

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 84637

Re: The MSY Thread - 2017

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... 63d69.html
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New aviation director teases new international route.

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... 63d69.html

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22300

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

This has some pretty big news and the headline (while taken from AF-KLM PR) doesn't given enough info. I think they fact DL and CE each are buying 10% of AF-KLM is significant, moreso than AF-KLM buying 31% of Virgin Atlantic. Ultimately, this is a huge expansion of DL's influence (remember DL owns...

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22300

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

EddieDude wrote:

Why is CVG still treated as a DL hub in the press release???


The AF/KLM press release also lists Boston as a hub....

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22300

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

This has some pretty big news and the headline (while taken from AF-KLM PR) doesn't given enough info. I think they fact DL and CE each are buying 10% of AF-KLM is significant, moreso than AF-KLM buying 31% of Virgin Atlantic. Ultimately, this is a huge expansion of DL's influence (remember DL owns...

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?
Replies: 54
Views: 7273

Re: Will/Should AA Defend its No. 2 Position at Boston?

http://www.airfranceklm.com/en/news/air ... rtnerships
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AF/KLM is listing Boston as a North American Hub in its announcement about the new JV including Virgin Atlantic and the capital investments by China Eastern and Delta in AF/KLM.

http://www.airfranceklm.com/en/news/air ... rtnerships

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22300

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

http://news.delta.com/delta-deepening-l ... investment
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Here's the DL News Hub piece:

http://news.delta.com/delta-deepening-l ... investment

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: Air France remains the poor relation of the Air France-KLM Group
Replies: 47
Views: 9790

Re: CAPA: Air France remains the poor relation of the Air France-KLM Group

Delta just announced an equity investment in AF/KLM. They will buy 10% and have a board seat. DL also announced that Virgin Atlantic would join the DL/AF/KLM/Alitalia Joint Venture and that AF/KLM would acquire part of Virgin, although that part of the press release was somewhat confusing. http://ne...

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by Nola
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: Air France remains the poor relation of the Air France-KLM Group
Replies: 47
Views: 9790

Re: CAPA: Air France remains the poor relation of the Air France-KLM Group

Why would DL want AF and KLM to split? Doesn't DL connect a lot of passengers through both AMS and CDG? Would DL really want to lose CDG as a hub and the revenue to/from Paris or Nice generated by the joint venture?

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