Talking about LCCs and Iceland, I am surprised that neither Icelandair nor WOW offer KEF-LUX. With no direct flights between the US and LUX, they should have a competitive advantage in that market. The reason is probably that FI knows more about the LUX-USA market than anybody else. When FI ran the...Jump to post
Maybe TF-FIB returning from Air Niugini to it's owner? It's also listed on the website of Loftleidir Iceland http://www.loftleidir.com/fleet/detail/item467201 . So maybe that's where it is going. A tiny observation on P2-PXW (former TF-FIB) is that it is actually owned by Aircastle. P2-PXV the othe...Jump to post
With all the slot restrictions mentioned on almost every L H thread why is BA so reluctant? I understand premium customers value schedule over ac but how is BA managing the slot restrictions in the face of retiring 747's? As for IB I can't see it. Spain is not a business market and LA is not a cons...Jump to post
Will the A321 be able to cover some of the narrowbody East Coast-Europe flights? This could be beneficial for LCCs who want to break in to the transatlantic market. It seems this market is all mixed up right now, no one way to service. For example, IAD has six flights today to LHR. Every flight use...Jump to post
Before the wiki article dropped references to the MC-21-400 in May 2017 it stated the following: A larger 212-seat -400 version is taken under consideration. MC-21-400 Planned stretched model with up to 230 passengers. That is old info from 2011 https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2011/8/22/491/ http:/...Jump to post
Is "240 passengers" the densest configuration supported by MC-21-400? Or is this the standard configuration? I saw an interview at https://www.aex.ru/docs/3/2017/7/17/2629/ that say MC-21-400 can sit 256 You should assume it is the densest configuration, the previous MC-21-400 design stud...Jump to post
1. Dmitry Rogozin told journalists that the planned in future version MC-21-400 will get a salon with a capacity of 240 passengers. Clarification on the dates of development and other characteristics yet. Is "240 passengers" the densest configuration supported by MC-21-400? Or is this the...Jump to post
Markie73 wrote:aemoreira1981 wrote:Birmingham to BOS, JFK, and BWI, .
Primera have announced flights from BHX to BOS and EWR from next year and will base their fleet of A321neoLR's at BHX.
Jayafe wrote:WIederling wrote:nations all over the world added money to that budget ( usually for
some risksharing partner ) reducing the final bill to Boeing.
Are you suggesting foreign governments subsidized Boeing?
There is not an UAE-EU open skies agreement, traffic from UAE to Europe is subject to bilaterals with each EU country. True - but a quick read of the UK-UAE air transport bilateral seems to me to indicate that the UK can allow non-UK EU airlines to operate UK-UAE (as well as UK airlines). How likel...Jump to post
OK, I raised this question a good few years back and most people rubbished the idea and wanted to know what people think now? When I asked the question back then, UK to Sharm El Sheikh was about th/e longest low cost destination the likes of easyJet and Monarch were operating with single aisle high...Jump to post
Estimated costs were much lower when then launched the program. Perhaps the original launch cost was more than enough to justify the program. ...which a lot of folks tend to overlook when they look at the clusterf*** that the program became. The fake roll out is seen as huge, however, the failure o...Jump to post
Some hard truths around for being. List price for a 787-9 circa $290 million. Most on here assume discounts can be 50% but let's assume average is more like 30% giving a sales price of of circa $200 million. Now if Boeing needs to recover $40million of deferred costs plus normal profit then they ne...Jump to post
Therefore, unless the production cost unexpectedly comes down faster than expected the accounting block will not reduce in number. It can only reduce if airlines cancel existing orders and do not place new orders ever. The question is whether Boeing can show a profit with the current accounting blo...Jump to post
Therefore, unless the production cost unexpectedly comes down faster than expected the accounting block will not reduce in number. I don't think anyone expects the accounting block number to reduce. The question is whether Boeing can show a profit with the current accounting block. If not, they hav...Jump to post
What about the customer flying TATL in a single aisle? Do you guys think they will be happy of that? Does the cabin noise for instance is the same on a wide body and a single aisle? Considering that FI has been flying TATL using the 757 since 1990 and before that used DC-8-63s and the customers kee...Jump to post
Whoa...A 90-minute turn-time for a transatlantic flight. That's certainly tight, but WW is blocked at 95 minutes and AB at 105, LH's 2nd daily is also 105 as is AM for a 200 pax flight fully loaded, it's probably doable. But I agree on the tight side for sure, especially if they can't use a contact...Jump to post
I wonder whether 'Boston' means Logan or another nearby airport. Providence has been on a roll while Manchester (MHT) to the north has done nothing despite long runways and a beautiful terminal. I just checked with a dummy booking and it's coded as BOS, so it looks like it's actually Logan. for BHX...Jump to post
A Scandinavian airline operating UK-US is probably going to be an issue in the future unless they set up a UK division Primera Air is a Latvian airline owned by Icelandic investors. There are actually two operating companies Primera Air Scandinavia based in Denmark and Primera Air Nordic based in L...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:Any idea where the A321LR will be deployed? Primera Air will lease 2 A321LR aircraft from AerCap.
One question not asked is where all these vistors arriving by air will stay ?. Iceland is facing a shortage of hotel accommodation. http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/growth-tourism-continues-56-increase-year-shortage-accommodations-looms This is the winter schedule there are more tourists in Icela...Jump to post
Redd wrote:I think Air Greenland might still have one active on their charter division.
Isn't Sukhoi working on a longer SSJ? On the SaM146, it may not be the best engine on paper, but it totally optimized for the SSJ. It's not meant to be a catch-all engine. The planned , larger SSJ130 can be fitted with a PW1000G series GTF engine or the Russian Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine, the former...Jump to post
Another Dreamliner (G-CJUL) now landing in KEF from OSL. Presumably to pick up the stranded passengers. Seems like it was delivered to them just 4 days ago. This one is registred in UK. How does it work, i guess pilots can't fly both LN- and G- registred planes since it's actually different compani...Jump to post
How about for example E195 E2? The E195-E2 uses the new PW1000G GTF. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_%26_Whitney_PW1000G So, the E2 would be a candidate... if it lacks the hot core problem and the root cause of the PW GTF failures in the A320neo is solved. The HI interisland market could be the...Jump to post
One thing that's weird with this airport is that everyone refers to runway 10 and runway 28 while on Google maps it can be clearly seen that the markings are "11" and "29". Has it been renamed and why? Runways 02/20 have also been renamed 01/19 and the reason is the wandering ma...Jump to post
finnishway wrote:What is the realistic TATL range for B737MAX8?
With all due respect any delay is in fact Airbus' fault. I'm a custom home builder that builds high end homes and in my work I'm responsible for all products and sub contractors. It seems like Airbus and ABB both a quick to point fingers at their supplier chain but they (Airbus) were the ones that ...Jump to post
Well where did Mr. Bjorn Kjos suddenly find the huge fortune that launched DY to the heights that it is at now? It's not at all clear where DY's money is coming from and when that happens, you don't need to look any further. Starting and growing an airline requires big money and given the volatile ...Jump to post
If you could just look at their annual reports to get facts versus speculation from aviation enthusiasts, why wouldn't you do that? You can read every annual report from 2002 to 2016 without discovering anything about the profit/loss from the operation of Norwegian Long Haul, since those numbers ar...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:No airline will be able to afford to miss out on the 797. If you do not have it, you are not competitive - at least if it achieves single aisle economics for a widebody.
Icelandair is changing its KEF-ZRH route from a summer seasonal to year round in W17.
http://www.traveller-online.at/news/det ... sland.html
StTim wrote:Qatar continue to be a mystery to me - progress is so slow compared to all other airlines. This includes airlines first frames. So little noise from either AAB or Airbus on this situation.
Agreed limiting yourself to wide bodied aircraft must rule out a fair few destinations Does anyone know of any other airlines which are limited to wide bodies? You mean other than Singapore Airlines and Scoot ? Singapore Air has Silkair/Tigerair. Yes but different airline, different management and ...Jump to post
Seems to me like its an implicit admission that EK should have never rid itself of smaller aircraft. There are many potentially lucrative markets that could never handle EK's current minimum of 360 seats per flight... Does anyone know of any other airlines which are limited to wide bodies? You mean...Jump to post
QR is buying from the open market, there is nothing much AA can do about it. Exactly. And this notification to buy more means that QR already owns a small amount of AMR stock (IIRC up to ~4.7%). And the maximum that they can legally own in total as a foreign entity is 24.9%. The less than 25% rule ...Jump to post
WW KEF-TLV route is scheduled to be flown by A321NEO.
The longest NB routes out of KEF all belong to Icelandair and are flown by 757-200s
KEF-TPA 3,126nm (starts SEPT 2017)
Someone83 wrote:WOW Air has taken delivery of their first A321neo
http://www.airleasecorp.com/press/air-l ... to-wow-air
Wow, no retrofit? How many airlines does Airbus think are out there that say "now that there are winglets, let's order this thing"? Nothing in the Flightglobal article indicates that the interior optimizations and the winglets can not be retrofitted Reducing fuel-burn by 4% by fitting win...Jump to post
How about some 767 MAX? Latest cockpit and capabilities, latest engines, robust, lasting, trusted, cheap, metal construction and some airframe that Boeing has experience in building it? That could be made and offered cheap not some new high tech wonder. Look at the OEW of the 767, it is too heavy a...Jump to post
Lufthansa to fly FRA-KEF three times a week in the 2017/2018 winter schedule