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by klm617
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 105
Views: 8428

Re: LOT Polish international growth

Have a look at the seasonal distribution (month-by-month) of those passengers, and you will see my point. I am sure ORD can make money June, July, August. But that leaves 9 months of the year.... You are quick to criticise any decision LOT undertakes and to downplay their growth plans. However, the...

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by klm617
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Delta restarts Bozeman for the summer, itll be Saturday only on the A319. Glad to see that this service was good enough to keep instead of limited time. It's time for Detroit to get more connected to Canada. Think about this Detroit is the largest US boarder with Canada yet it only has flights to Y...

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by klm617
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I wouldn't say it's a non-factor. In fact I'd say it's a pretty significant factor. For DL to operate JFK-BOM with either a 77L or A359 they would most likely rotate one from AMS or CDG. That means operating a less ideal and costlier aircraft on one of those routes. That extra cost would be added t...

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by klm617
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I wouldn't say it's a non-factor. In fact I'd say it's a pretty significant factor. For DL to operate JFK-BOM with either a 77L or A359 they would most likely rotate one from AMS or CDG. That means operating a less ideal and costlier aircraft on one of those routes. That extra cost would be added t...

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by klm617
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

If they do JFK-BOM, they have to contend with ruthless competition that will make ATL look like a walk in the park. Meanwhile, ATL-BOM still has TK and QR to contend with That's why DL needs to put this route where the most business demand is. AI proved decisively with SFO-DEL that the ME3 can be b...

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by klm617
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 105
Views: 8428

Re: LOT Polish international growth

You are completely wrong. Chicago is the second largest Polish pop. in the country. The top 5 are NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, LA. So flying into ORD they kill two birds with one stone getting the Chicago and Wisconsin Polish pop. Those two combined make it the largest Polish pop in North...

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by klm617
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Just out of curiosity does anyone have access to the numbers to compare NK capacity at DTW vs SY capacity at MSP ?

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by klm617
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200
Replies: 30
Views: 5296

Re: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200

They flew DTW-ORD quite often.

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by klm617
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 105
Views: 8428

Re: LOT Polish international growth

This doesn't make any sense, LOT doesn't even serve PVG, and NRT is just getting upgraded to daily this year. What about cities like Toronto which is moving to 12x weekly this year (up from 9) or Chicago which peaks at 11x this year from WAW. Your evaluation doesn't seem to consider actual market c...

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by klm617
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I had forgotten that DL was operating DTW-FRA with an A350 this week until I walked based the flight boarding at the gate today. The upgauge coincides with the auto show industry/media week when the global industry converges in Detroit. Also, SkyClub renovations have progressed in the main club sin...

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by klm617
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 105
Views: 8428

Re: LOT Polish international growth

Reply 5: BOS Reply 7: DTW What a shock! Just incase you weren't aware. Michigan was 3rd in the country as far as Polish population goes. Hence why DTW should have a link to Poland and don't think for a minute that ORD does benefit from the Polish population in Michigan. 01. New York (986,141) 02. I...

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by klm617
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Anecdotal skyscanner ticket price data outbound 3/12/19 - return 3/26/19 All one-stops ATL-BOM $590 (QR) BOS-BOM $698 (QR) JFK-BOM $716 (LX) DTW-BOM $966 (VS) That is why Detroit is far and away the best choice for Delta. Can you imagine with the superior product they offer and the convenience of a...

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by klm617
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 105
Views: 8428

Re: LOT Polish international growth

LOT polish by the end of 2019 its fleet will be composed of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners eight of version -8 and seven of version -10, counting with international destinations from its main hub WAW to JFK, EWR, ORD, YYZ, LAX, ICN , NRT, PEK, SIN in addition to having new destinations such as MIA and D...

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by klm617
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Comparing NGO to BOM doesn't make sense. DTWNGO is strictly tied to the automotive and supporting industries. Thus the premium traffic. Its not a flight filled with VFR and people wanting to vacay in DTW. Not an apples to apples comparison. Exactly and that is why BOM will be launched from the airp...

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by klm617
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

DTW doesn't offer anywhere near the amount of connection opportunities that ATL does. If BOM happens at all, it will be from ATL. I wouldn't be surprised if Emirates gives DTW a try though. It has more to do with the premium cabin than it has to do with the connections to fill the back. Case and po...

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by klm617
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1962

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

I think TVC is becoming the gateway of the northern part of the state. Its perfectly normal for there to be 3 or 4 cities that can support a significant amount of air service. I think TVC is under served in a way. I think TVC could support some Florida flights and maybe something west. I'd like to ...

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by klm617
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Case and point DTW-NGO while ATL has more connection possibilities Detroit has more premium traffic to NGO. I'm not sure I'm tracking how NGO is comparable to BOM. That if Delta based it route additions on the amount of connecting traffic it could get to fill a flight NGO would operate out of ATL i...

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by klm617
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I'm surprised DL hasn't tried DTW-BOM. JFK-BOM is overly saturated, it seems UA really owns the market out of EWR anyways (and I would never be stuck on a UAL flight for that long in Economy.) DTW doesn't offer anywhere near the amount of connection opportunities that ATL does. If BOM happens at al...

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

In the December issue of Sky magazine Ed reiterated Delta's intention to serve Mumbai in 2019.

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I think DTW was chosen for 2 reasons by WOW Air DTW has pricing power for them plus Detroit is not delay prone allowing WW to keep their some what small fleet on time.

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

winginit wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Just curious what do these numbers mean in terms of flying time.


It's block time


Are those in minutes then I assume ?

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/15/business ... index.html
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Good news for the Detroit Germany market this alliance should stimulate the market a bit.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/15/business ... index.html

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Using Friday Jun 21 as an example, lets do the outbound RDU flights. DTW-RDU: F9 9:10PM-11:02PM 4x weekly (M, W, F, S) A320 NK 10:20AM-12:00PM Daily A319 < (aircraft sits for a while, maybe it'll do BDL) DL 7:31AM-9:12AM A319 DL 10:15AM-12:04PM 717 DL 3:15PM-5:08PM 717 DL 8:20PM-8:03PM A320 RDU-DTW...

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

My guess is Ed made this statement to see what kind of cooperate contracts he could land based on Delta offering nonstop service in the two markets JFK and ATL and as off yet Delta has not sold enough premium corporate contracts in either city to warrant the nonstop flight that he says Delta will of...

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 666
Views: 83131

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

And I don't understand. KLM has an extensive India network. The ME3 don't offer nonstop service to India from the US, so why does DL need to when they could just send flow through AMS or CDG? There are huge Indian populations scattered all over the USA and every single DL hub has a large Indian pop...

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 59
Views: 10812

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

Cancelling routes like this is about the worst negative advertising possible. I wonder how good their loads will be given all the cancellations. Spending all that money on a Transatlantic trip only to risk a cancellation of service seems like it might scare people away. I think a lot of WOW custome...

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

WOW is closing all of their U.S. stations except for 4 of them, and it looks like DTW is safe for now: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2019/01/14/wow-air-us-flights-four-cities-detroit-newark-bwi-boston/2573229002/ I can't even begin to tell you how shocked I am but plea...

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 59
Views: 10812

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

I can't even begin to tell you how shocked I am but pleased that Detroit made the cut.

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by klm617
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

So back in 2013 the Boston India traffic was o/d 199 passengers a day and in 2015 the Detroit India traffic was 140 passengers each day . With that being said how does Boston India get 3 ME3 flights a day but yet Detroit can't get a 5 weekly flight from one of the ME3 carriers. Not to mention those...

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by klm617
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

So back in 2013 the Boston India traffic was o/d 199 passengers a day and in 2015 the Detroit India traffic was 140 passengers each day . With that being said how does Boston India get 3 ME3 flights a day but yet Detroit can't get a 5 weekly flight from one of the ME3 carriers. Not to mention those ...

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by klm617
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 76
Views: 17593

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

Seems we have all too soon forgotten about the Dreamlifter which landed at Jabara Airport in Wichita, KS instead of landing at McConnell AFB. http://avherald.com/h?article=46bcd7c5 And the Northwest DC10 flying from DTW to FRA landing in BRU https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1995/10/0...

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by klm617
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

DL needs to give up on this HNL experiment. Add SJO or ANC, maybe even expand PUJ to daily. I feel like those would've been more punctual. I'm hind sight it is a very odd add for Detroit let's see if it makes it out of September. One would have that that year round GRU would have created better rev...

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by klm617
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7591

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

This kind of stuff in not exclusive to Atlanta it happens all over. The TSA is there as a deterrent not for it's effectiveness. The mindset they want to create is that you are in fear of being caught sort of like the empty police car along the side of the rode. It's all about perception. Or its sim...

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by klm617
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7591

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

This kind of stuff in not exclusive to Atlanta it happens all over. The TSA is there as a deterrent not for it's effectiveness. The mindset they want to create is that you are in fear of being caught sort of like the empty police car along the side of the rode. It's all about perception.

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by klm617
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 11424

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

FI KEF-MSP JUL 1.5>1.0[1.5] AUG 1.4>1.0[1.6] SEP 1.3>1.0[1.2] The EI effect. Be careful for what you wish. You might lose that WW flight. ;) Actually I have spoke about this that DTW being passed over for 2019 by EI may not be such a bad thing at all it gives WW a year to get itself established in ...

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by klm617
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 15336

Re: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes

I wonder if DFW will see the switch to the A380? EK and QR both picked up slack left by the exit of EY. The reason EY left DFW is because the market was over saturated. Or the fallout with AA... https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/11/03/etihad-axes-dfw-airport-service-after-falling-out.amp...

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by klm617
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 15336

Re: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes

tkoenig95 wrote:
I wonder if DFW will see the switch to the A380? EK and QR both picked up slack left by the exit of EY.



The reason EY left DFW is because the market was over saturated.

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by klm617
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 11424

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

FI KEF-MSP JUL 1.5>1.0[1.5] AUG 1.4>1.0[1.6] SEP 1.3>1.0[1.2] The EI effect. Note that they upsized the planes from B737-8 to B757-300. That’s an increase from 160 to 225 per flight, or 40%. That means that they decreased the frequency by 36% but increased the seats per flight by 40%. That leaves t...

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by klm617
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Detroit deserves more than Delta Airlines.. OK since ORD has two major airlines present at that hub what other airline might set up shop at DTW IF additional concourses were established once the Smith Terminal is removed and replaced with additional concourse and gate capacity. Notice I said IF. Fo...

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by klm617
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 15336

Re: Emirates announces 2019 expansion outline

Boston is a global hub for life sciences and education. While only the affluent in India and Africa might be able to afford to travel internationally, they would have a reason to come to Boston. And plenty of business travellers of U.S. origin have reasons to travel to those places. EK doesn't fly ...

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by klm617
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 15336

Re: Emirates announces 2019 expansion outline

Interesting about Boston getting the A380. Who are they mostly carrying here? Is there really that much demand to India and Africa? Boston is a global hub for life sciences and education. While only the affluent in India and Africa might be able to afford to travel internationally, they would have ...

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by klm617
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Detroit deserves more than Delta Airlines. While not the hometown airline, Atlanta-based Delta is more often than not the only choice out of Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Sure, there’s some competition — Spirit is Detroit’s second-biggest carrier — but it’s not enough. Business travelers and those f...

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by klm617
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I want to share this article from for years ago which talks about the direction the airport wants to go in when attracting new traffic at DTW and there are very few article about what the airport is doing as far as growth. In the article it stats that the Detroit India traffic is 120 passengers a d...

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by klm617
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Here are some link that contain some older pictures of DTW, some of the Davey in a few places. Paging compensateme, who I think posted several relics of the past buried somewhere in the 2018 DTW thread. Credit to the various posters who found or sited this stuff in previous posts: Compensateme: Her...

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by klm617
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 13559

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I want to share this article from for years ago which talks about the direction the airport wants to go in when attracting new traffic at DTW and there are very few article about what the airport is doing as far as growth. In the article it stats that the Detroit India traffic is 120 passengers a da...

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by klm617
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2372

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

https://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article224123695.html “It’s finally starting to pay off,” Piccolo said, adding that SRQ can accept more growth with half the terminal capacity unused and plenty of parking available. Where might growth come from? Perhaps by adding Air Canada or Spirit Airline...

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by klm617
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VC Announces BHM & PIT Focus Cities, Adds BDL, MEM
Replies: 26
Views: 3816

Re: VC Announces BHM & PIT Focus Cities, Adds BDL, MEM

And PIT still hasn't learned it's lesson. I wonder how much money this dysfunctional carrier has cheated the tax payers of Pennsylvania out of.

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