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by hynithuchi
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6235

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year ! Thanks for sharing this link SR380! I had access to a few pics of what the new terminal could look like, expect something really nice, roomy with plenty of natural light. But wait and see. They're planning on building over the existing one, while continuing operating normally. That...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6235

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting, are these the latest plans ? The extension in a U-shape is quite ingenious ( at least, I would had never thought of it :o ). When was this project worked out ? Still, the East Wing will have to be finished first, so they have plenty of time to discuss and finalise this terminal extensio...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6235

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year to you, too, Dalce. I must say that judging from the number of replies your post got, I don't expect too much to be discussed in 2019 :lol: :lol:

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by hynithuchi
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 4656

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

For example I won't be adding Cameroon Airlines to the list as I can't remember them ever offering a full scheduled service to Frankfurt and I've seen no evidence to support that fact besides what has been mentioned by N14AZ as the airlines only European destinations were Brussels, London Gatwick, ...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

You're probably right, although it doesn't make the flight very attractive. Anyway, it will be very difficult to sell anything in Europe unless they'll change their website: even the English version of their booking page is in Farsi only, unless of course I couldn't find it. This may be ok for the I...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

According to the GVA spotters website ( dpts.org) Qeshm Air ( 2B) will startd operating a weekly A320 service on 05FEB19 between IKA and GVA. How can they get around the problems caused by the sanctions imposed on Iran ? I believe IR has been trying to resume GVA ops for the last few years but fuel...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

According to the GVA spotters website ( dpts.org) Qeshm Air ( 2B) will startd operating a weekly A320 service on 05FEB19 between IKA and GVA. How can they get around the problems caused by the sanctions imposed on Iran ? I believe IR has been trying to resume GVA ops for the last few years but fuel ...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

I don't think it would have a major impact on KE. KE is well established on the market and most of the traffic between ICN and ZRH is Korean origin which means the same passengers will be on a KE return flight, whether it has an intermediate stop at ZAG or not. LX will mainly concentrate on their co...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

SWISS will offer 5 "new" summer destinations out of Geneva from end of June 2019. Why "new"? Cause all of them are already served from GVA with Easyjet: - Brindisi 2 weekly (fri/sun) - Faro 3 weekly - Mykonos 2 weekly (thu/sat) - Alicante 3 weekly (wed/fri/sun) - Ibiza 2 weekly ...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways to Chambéry (France)
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Atlantic Airways to Chambéry (France)

Hey guys, I am planning a trip to the Faroe Island and while I was checking flights I notice they fly seasonal to Chambéry France. Anyone knows the timetable? Why there, not Lyon or Paris? Thanks I checked their web site and can't find any direct flights. Where did you find that information ? I can...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pricing on codeshare flights
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Pricing on codeshare flights

When looking at the CA schedule between ZRH and PEK I noticed that fares on their own flights are exactly the same on the LX code share flight. Why wouldn't they sell seats on their own metal at a lower fare as they must be interested in filling up their own aircraft rather than LX ( which is probab...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

The "secret tunnel" does exist, believe me, but the door to it is probably no longer noticeable as that area has undergone quite some modifications since it was originally built. Anyway, I agree, it would not me much good as it ends approximagtely at the level of pos.15 and would probably ...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Pretty ambitious considering the available space. The satellites look quite interesting but obvously bigger than the current ones. Wouldn't they require enlarging the TWY Outer towards the runway in order to have enough space for large aircraft ? And as far as I know, the separation between today's ...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

SpaceshipDC10 When you get to satellite 40, there is an extension of the corridor going the the planned satellite 8 ( the existing ones used to be called 2,4 and 6 ). Maybe they have camouflaged the door by now but I saw it built and lit up myself about 30 years ago. That time it was used to store u...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

I doubt the old "outdated mushrooms" will be removed anytime soon. I read an interview by Mr Schneider( CEO GVA Airport ) a few months ago in which he stated that the possibility of an additional satellite was examined to increase the number of gates Don't ask me for an exact reference, bu...

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by hynithuchi
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Thanks for the update. I cam't remember, is 2019 set for completion? Cause it looks almost "done". No, as far as know, it is supposed to be completed in autumn 2020 only. It's a real pity it is delayed this much, GVA could badly do with a widebody terminal. In fact, originally, this East ...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Someone83 wrote:
HB-JCA is loosing its special livery :(

Bombardier CS 300 55042 YL-CSM airBaltic delivery 30nov18 YMX-RIX

About time :D :D

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by hynithuchi
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Westjet possible Edinburgh launch S19?
Replies: 40
Views: 4217

Re: Rumor: Westjet possible Edinburgh launch S19?

Good Lord, the APD isn’t a route killer, just a convenient excuse. However it does make a big difference in price. I've just compared flights on Norwegian from Dublin to New York Stewart and from Edinburgh to New York Stewart in february 2019. From Dublin it's € 119 one-way, from Edinburgh it's € 1...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LATAM delivered my baggage 7 days late, after a series of incredible mistakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: LATAM delivered my baggage 7 days late, after a series of incredible mistakes

I would think that this is quite a common problem and happened to me as well with TK when flying GVA/IST/BOM/GOA. Our suitcases contained wedding presents, suitable wedding cloths etc and it was quite a disaster. After 3 days and calling several times TK at GVA, I managed to collect the baggage 3 ho...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7804

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

You can add GVA. With the take-over of PA, DL also inherited a daily ZRH/GVA/IST vv. extension of the JFK/ZRH flight. PA operated this European sector with a B-727, but DL stopped this European tag-on and served GVA for a while with a A-310 ( or was it A-300 ) as an extension of it's JFK/BRU flight....

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by hynithuchi
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 53976

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/Phofmannsair/status ... 3368924160

Regards, Patrick.

Great, keep it going !
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phofmannsair wrote:
Another quick update on the East Wing: https://twitter.com/Phofmannsair/status ... 3368924160

Regards, Patrick.

Great, keep it going !

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by hynithuchi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 27616

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

It appears the news about ET was somewhat inaccurate https://thepointsguy.com/news/ethiopian-to-reopen-lax-add/ DUB-ADD will remain direct 4weekly but the DUB-LAX will have no local traffic. Not sure how this will make the route more profitable unless they feel too many people were flying between D...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 96
Views: 18979

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

Why/how did they lose local traffic rights on DUB - LAX? Irish protectionism, to support EI who since ET started DUB - LAX, have re-started DUB - LAX? Or, was it a case of them not wanting local traffic on DUB - LAX, and wanting to allow more space for Africa - LAX traffic? On DUB, why are they sti...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Thai Airways International routes
Replies: 15
Views: 3434

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: 8447

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 7860

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 1385

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 9067

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: 9067

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 6695

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: 3825

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: 3825

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 399
Views: 53976

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: 32134

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: 399
Views: 53976

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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