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by hynithuchi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Thai Airways International routes
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Future Thai Airways International routes

Luisvalero wrote:
Logical additions:
YVR/YYZ
LAX
SFO
SEA
JFK
MAN
MAD
BCN
AMS
GVA
JNB

I could see AMS and MAN in Europe all right but forget GVA. They tried it 15 years ago and lasted about 18 months only, admittedly with a terribly unattractive operation.

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by hynithuchi
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8065

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Yes I agree, all bubbles burst some time although I would think DUB will be rather a soft landing, considering the huge Irish diaspora across the Atlantic and in Australia. But traffic in and out of Ireland, and in particular to Europe, seems to be very price sensitive and and I can see environmenta...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

quote" On another topic someone brought this to my attention, talks between Easyjet and Emirates to offer connections at GVA"unquote
Couldn't that bring the MEX flight back up for discussion, now that EK has dropped their plan for a DXB/BCN/MEX flight ?

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by hynithuchi
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7420

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

Anna.aero provided some stats and hints on the next possible options a year ago: https://www.anna.aero/2017/09/01/cathay-pacific-airways-announces-service-brussels-copenhagen-dublin/ I would think that Berlin and Geneva are the most likely options. I was thinking of those Anna.aero stats too when I...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Thanks Patrick, it's coming along all right. Mind you, the Chinese would probably complete the job in 5 days instead of 5 years ! :lol: On another note, flyLaNova has postponed it's launch to next Summer schedule and is also planning to open a base in BRN. Looking at their fares shown on their websi...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Well, I seriously think their project has been quietly shelved and will never see the day.

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by hynithuchi
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Does anybody know what's happening with LaNova ? They were supposed to start operations today, but I haven't seen anything at all. Is the project still alive at all ?

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by hynithuchi
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French sector in GVA
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: French sector in GVA

One of the practical reasons explaining why the French sector still exists today could be goods, because Schengen agreements allow free movement for people, but not for goods. In other words, without GVA's French sector and its dedicated road, a Frenchman flying from Geneva to Paris would be forced...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

quote:I only see one option: 321LR, if you are only talking about US East-Coast. GVA to BOS, NYC, YUL and IAD is between 3.600 to 4.100nm; whereas the 321LR is also stated to come with a range of up to 4.100nm. Very challenging, but possible at the operational limits. Maybe they take delivery slots ...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

I've just read in today's Travel Inside news update that Mr Lorenzo Stoll, LX Manager for Western Switzerland, hinted in an interview with a Swiss German paper at LX examining the feasibility ( and probably profitability ) of some long haul flights out of GVA, mainly to the US East coast. I know thi...

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by hynithuchi
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Adria tends to be extremely expensive while offering a rather mediocre product. Seems like they are struggling with a few other destinations, HAM being one of them. I think most of their customers are either from ZRH or are using the airport for connections. Even nearby ZAG which is much larger does...

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by hynithuchi
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

A quick question. I noticed that the are no more direct flights from GVA to LJU.shown on the airport's information board nor on the JP website JP stared them in APR only, are they gone already ? Adria suspended these flights on 13.09. Loads were abysmal. Thanks for your info, but I frankly can't un...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

A quick question. I noticed that the are no more direct flights from GVA to LJU.shown on the airport's information board nor on the JP website JP stared them in APR only, are they gone already ?

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by hynithuchi
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8564

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

Does TS fly YUL-BSL? That's possibly the only TATL route that could make sense, even seasonally with 2-3x per week. It's close enough to ZRH for connections. It appears the TVG operates between Mulhouse and Paris. I don't think will be around very long. What do you mean by BSL being close enough to...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8564

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

When considering catchment area and PDEW you have to look way past just Basel. Like at ZRH and GVA, the catchment area of BSL would be all of Switzerland, especially if/when the airport gets tied in to the national rail network. Having said that, I still don't see how a BSL-CVG route could be profi...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Nice to see them back again and I hope they'll last a bit longer than the last time, although I'm unlikely to ever fly to GYD. Anybody knows what has changed since their last ops to make them change their mind again ? If I remember right, Socar was already in Geneva when they stopped their shortlive...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 6263

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

andymartin wrote:
If you cant make money in August when can you?!

Maybe next winter when they are offering seats from DUB and SNN to the USA for 99 Euros. :D

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by hynithuchi
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 3276

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

bhxdtw - quote: "Qatar used to fly GVA to JFK too , ", just to complete this, they had daily flights DOH/GVA/EWR and not to JFK. They had full traffic rights GVA/EWR and did very well on that sector despite competing with CO. It was obvious however that the EWR flight would eventually be n...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 3276

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

Back in the 90's-00's I flew the following on route to India: JFK-GVA (I'm pretty sure it was GF) JFK-FRA on KU EWR-CDG on AI Not sure if the first two were 5th freedom or you had to continue on to the Gulf, but EWR-CDG on AI (744) definitely could fly passengers just EWR-CDG Yes, GF operated JFK/G...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

As per Airline Route today, EK has scheduled it's last B-777-300 flight on 27 OCT. Both flights to GVA are operated by B777-300ER, so I'm wondering what other aircraft will they be using on the route. Unless of course, this announcement doesn't concern the ERs, then GVA would service would not be af...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

You're right, I found the fastest train service between the 2 cities is 1h13, which seems excessive for 95 km of rail nowadays. Still, in my opinion, using LIN to fly from LUG to GVA is still the best solution pending the absence of scheduled flights, and it looks as if this may last a while. The tr...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

With Skywork out of business now, could we see Helvetic adding more routes our of BRN and re-open the GVA-LUG or is there definitely no market? Maybe Fly LaNova...if they suceed. Time will tell! If they stick to their new business concept, they would be too expensive, even for business travellers a...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Nobody has ever made any money out of BRN, and that goes back as far as the defunct Swissair. I don't think Helvetic will be tempted to enter the BRN market seriously except for a few niche flights during the Summer seasons, same as they seem to be doing already. As for GVA-LUG, I wondered before ab...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Saw it in the press this morning. While is was known they had financial difficulties, is seems strange they opened GVA-LUG flights for bookings 5 days ago, just to go bust last night. They must have known at the time that is was touch and go and opening sales for tickets GVA-LUG under these circums...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

SkyWork went out of business yesterday evening. There's already another thread talking about it: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1402731 Patrick. Saw it in the press this morning. While is was known they had financial difficulties, is seems strange they opened GVA-LUG flight...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often done in SNN or DUB, as well as return to lessor/delivery to customer flights Alitalia are fairly rare visitors, I would say. They are not a regular maintenance customer at Dublin, unless something has...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Ok, so nothing new under the sun. As for Air China, would they be allowed to increase PEK/GVA without cutting back ZRH, assuming they'll definitely operate their 4 flights from ZRH ? I would have thought both CA and LX would be restricted to 7 weekly flight each between Switzerland and PEK.

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by hynithuchi
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

In an interview in the French edition of the Travel Inside issue on 07.06.2018, the Commercial Director of Geneva Airport said he was looking for 3-4 new l/haul routes. Unfortunately, I have no access to the full article, as I don't want to pay an annual subscription to read 1 or 2 articles a year I...

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by hynithuchi
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11983

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Are we in an aviation or in a political forum ?? Moderators, I suggest strongly that this thread should be closed down as it seems to have been hijacked for a political discussion.

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1893
Views: 158040

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

BSL will indeed be more competitive when they have a rail link, but for the moment you can forget it as a gateway. Do you really think anybody nowadays wants to travel to BSL by train, then take a public transport bus to the airport ? With hand baggage only, this may just be the last solution but wi...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1893
Views: 158040

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Unless they need it top tip the scales a mega-contract, B6 may be better off choosing DUS or BRU over GVA if they were to start with hypothetically 5 Transatlantic destinations and three probably being LON PAR DUB for sure. Of course BRU and DUS are larger cities, but GVA is also ideally situated as...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1893
Views: 158040

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

xorrygva/pmartin - thanks for supporting me in suggesting a BOS service could be viable it can't be helped if some people have preconceived ideas. It is obvious that DL/AA will not serve GVA with a 300 seater while they already serve ZRH and have JV with their alliance partners from GVA ( not referr...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Thanks for your update. MUC axing explains where EZS gets the aircraft to operate to WAW and RNS. I must confess who I'm wondering who wants to travel between RNS and GVA in Winter.

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by hynithuchi
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1893
Views: 158040

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The reason why I was talking about BOS was precisely because B6 will be getting the A321 LR and I can only see that airline doing it. It is obvious that the big players would not want to use some of their larger aircraft on such a niche route. There seems to be some misconception of the GVA market o...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1893
Views: 158040

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I doubt that any U.S. carrier will. DL doesn't even operate JFK-GVA. LX operates a good amount of flights from GVA including GVA-JFK with an A333. They have not yet decided if they want the A321neo. If LX doesn't do it I doubt a U.S. carrier would. Why would said carrier start BOS-GVA instead of BO...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1893
Views: 158040

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With the new A321LR, can anyone see a direct flight BOS-GVA become a reality ? Rangewise it would be no problem and the capacity well adapted to a limited market like GVA. It's obvious that a BOS-GVA service will never be started by a Swiss or other European carrier as they are protecting their fli...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

For a start, limited supply extension due to capacity constraints as modernisation work continues in the terminal. It will continue in W18 although there may be some relief at some point. https://www.slotcoordination.ch/documents/2018-04-12_Minutes_SCCG.pdf "Capacity restrictions Measures intr...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1893
Views: 158040

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

With the new A321LR, can anyone see a direct flight BOS-GVA become a reality ? Rangewise it would be no problem and the capacity well adapted to a limited market like GVA. It's obvious that a BOS-GVA service will never be started by a Swiss or other European carrier as they are protecting their flig...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 41246

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

GVA airport statistics show for the first time in years a month with negative passenger growth in JUL: - 0.7%. Looking at the previous months in 2018, growth has been very week every month and cumulates at +1.5% at the end of JUL. The same can be said about movements which shows YTD fihures at -2.3%...

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by hynithuchi
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 10256

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

LOS and ACC combined in 2017 saw 52,000 passengers fly to/from YYZ but I doubt AC would experiment with that region until the outcome of the Nigerian federal elections in Feb 2019. Average fare YYZ LOS is higher than DEL plus it’s 3-4 hours shorter flight but market demand is 10 times smaller ! As ...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10013

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

ADD-VIE-GVA seems a bit like a no brainer to me ! Flying time to GVA will be an additional 15 minutes accoring to the published schedules, but that seems rather optimistic to me. The previously planned changed to switch GVA via FCO instead of MXP was more logical, but operating via VIE makes geogra...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Skyblue39 wrote:
SU is loaded as daily service from 28OCT

How will that affect the planned Pobeda service ? I guess SVO and VKO are both considered the same city, which means that according to Russian regulations only 1 Russian carrier is allowed to operate a service between DUB and MOW.

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30017

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Skyblue39 wrote:
SU is loaded as daily service from 28OCT

How will that affect the planned Pobeda service ? I guess SVO and VKO are both considered the same citmy, which means that according to Russian regulations only 1 Russian carrier is allowed to operate a service between DUB and MOW.

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by hynithuchi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10013

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

ADD-VIE-GVA seems a bit like a no brainer to me ! Flying time to GVA will be an additional 15 minutes accoring to the published schedules, but that seems rather optimistic to me. The previously planned changed to switch GVA via FCO instead of MXP was more logical, but operating via VIE makes geograp...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10013

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

Ummm cancelling the route with 2 weeks' notice at the very peak of summer season in Europe (specially in Barcelona which is particularly seasonal for an airport its size in Europe)? It's a fairly rational reason for cancelling a tag-on at 2 weeks notice at the very peak of summer season. What's the...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10013

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

Ummm cancelling the route with 2 weeks' notice at the very peak of summer season in Europe (specially in Barcelona which is particularly seasonal for an airport its size in Europe)? It's a fairly rational reason for cancelling a tag-on at 2 weeks notice at the very peak of summer season. What's the...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 3928

Re: Mauritius Aviation

Air Mauritius could introduce night flights to Johannesburg to connect passengers from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and soon Bangkok while flights returning next morning could feed flights to Geneva or Wuhan. Even South African Airways could launch flights arriving during late afternoon and depar...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10013

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

Will we to expect the same at GVA which opened at the same time as BCN ? I don't think so. GVA has more demand to Africa and it is higher yielding than BCN due to traffic such as UN, Consulates, and othe International Organizations There is a massive poster campaign right now all over the area to p...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 3928

Re: Mauritius Aviation

There are so many airports and airlines which want to become hubs, it just won't work. MK should stay with its niche market and possibly offer some connections from Australia to African destinations - period. I can't see anyone travelling from Europe to China via Mauritius.If you add on your map fic...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10013

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

Operating via MAD can't have helped things. RAM, Air Algiers and Turkish all offer competing one stop connections to ADD and other destinations across Africa. The same could be said about GVA which has a lot of competition from North African and ME carriers and GVA are also one-stop ( via MXP ). I ...

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