With the ongoing war between China and the US, there are rumors circulating about a possible order of up to 180 A321neos from XiamenAir. The deal will be valued up to $18 billion USD. I'm sure Airbus would be very keen to steal away one of Boeing's big customers in China, however I'm not so sure thi...Jump to post
With EWR being added, Denver is now the only Star Hub with no TK service. Any chance of TK heading that way? Might be a better option than Emirates IMHO. I doubt the 333 can make that profitably, so I'd guess the A350 or 787 that's coming their way would do the trick, if they decide to launch fligh...Jump to post
The 779 has the perfect capacity for a 744 replacement. I assume they'll use it to replace the 346 on popular routes and in turn use the 346 to replace the 744, and the 359 for the 343. Otherwise the 35K has a very similar capacity to the 346, so they could order it instead.Jump to post
This has been quite an awful year for airlines, and add in the losses of 2017 Europe alone has seen Air Berlin, Monarch, Primera and now Cobalt cease operations, along with smaller airlines. I hope all the employees find a new home soon. Irrelevant sidenote, but I wonder if Tus and Cyprus 2.0 will p...Jump to post
They'll probably keep the -1000s, since (at least according to wiki) they're due to come in starting this year...Jump to post
Is there anything SN and the Belgians can do about this? I can't imagine they'd be too happy
Also will SN adapt the EW service/seats or will they keep theirs?
Anyway it sucks to see that management at the LH Group can't seem to make any good decision lately. I hope for the best for the SN people.
A220 if pushed, it can fly transcons, Hope to see Delta do that one day, if not use these planes (especially if they top up with the A220-300) to add second daily flights to SAL, GUA, SJO, TGU, from ATL and LAX. You don't have to push it to do TCON. The -100 has the range of a 738, and the -300 of ...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:Hopefully Airbus isn't taking it's eye off the ball with JL gone and all the corruption issues they've been having.
Do we know a timeline on Egyptair's first -300? They are supposed to be delivered from November, but I haven't heard anything in a while.Jump to post
If they go down the LR path (and they most likely will) chances are Europe will be the first market to see them. But, like you said, they have 85 neos on order, so Latin America is the next logical step (and tbh they can't really go anywhere else). I wish they would open more LGB routes with the LR,...Jump to post
AF has always had fixed seat PE. Its gotten better with each iteration but its still pretty bad in my opinion. The A343 PE seats are worse than Y in my opinion. I feel like my back ends up ruined for a day after flying in one of those seats. The newer versions are better but the fixed shell seats j...Jump to post
Great news for both Airbus and Qatar! I'll take more 35Ks in the sky any day!Jump to post
I'd put Lukla on that list
Seriously though, I heard that the new IST has 12 or 16 A380 gates (can't remember which)
http://www.rusaviainsider.com/russia-red-wings-adds-capacity-150-per-cent-growth/ Reading this article I noticed that Red Wings had revealed their new livery, which they had announced back when they ordered their CS300s. I have to say that it looks much worse than the current livery. At least this c...Jump to post
I've never flown it myself, but a family member did recently with Volotea, and they were at the back too. They said in fact it was a relatively quiet aircraft. And that's what I've heard in general. Maybe it was a problem with that particular aircraft? I mean there's a reason crews and passengers al...Jump to post
SDU and LCY will be glad to hear thisJump to post
https://www.aircargonews.net/news/airline/single-view/news/oman-air-to-add-athens-to-expanding-network.html Oman Air will be adding a flight from Muscat to Athens as part of its expansion with the 737 MAX from 2019. No starting date or frequency just yet, but the airline's chief executive has confir...Jump to post
Thought this deserved its own thread. Copa will be using the B/E Aerospace Diamond seats for its 737 MAX fleet, starting with a MAX 9. These are the same seats used by airlines like PAL, AA, UA, DL, KLM and many more. Copa will launch these seats (and the MAX) on some of its longest routes, such as ...Jump to post
This is just great. They should keep it like thatJump to post
Could they maybe do it with the 359? It has more range than the 789, which would help them reach SYD, which I assume would be their first goal. They could also reintroduce Premium Economy on the A350. A 7-abreast cabin with, say, 42'' pitch would do the trick, and would help keep capacity at lower l...Jump to post
I think you answered your questions. China beat them to Oceania with the 744. Keep in mind that EVA is a fairly new airline, whereas CI has decades on them. When EVA launched, they naturally wanted to go to the bigger markets, such as LAX, LHR and JFK. If I'm correct CI and QF had TPE covered from A...Jump to post
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797 is basically it. Only they just add in some more capacity.Jump to post
Do they even have enough aircrft on order? Can the MAX even make it with a full payload? Each of these new bases will only require 2 aircraft (with the exception of STN and eventually FRA, with 3), and they have 16 MAX 9s on order with 4 purchase rights. They also still have 3 A321neos to receive t...Jump to post
Cultural reasons aside, JL and NH are extremely conservative when it comes to expansion. You'll never see them opening up any ''risky'' routes, like airlines in neighboring countries may do. Ofc for them a risky market is Madrid, so you can kinda see why they don't fly to the immensly lower-yield Af...Jump to post
Wow, Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on something?
In all seriousness though, isn't is basically what every airline that sells tickets via its hub does?
With LHR practically out of slots, and BA expecting 70 new aircraft, how will they expand going forward? The LHR expansions are years away. I heard they were gonna use some of the A350s to replace 747s. They could use the A350 and 78J to replace the 77E, though i doubt they are gonna want to dump th...Jump to post
Interjet needs to figure out what it wants to be- a ULCC or a proper full service carrier. Right now it is trying to be both and it’s not working as their financial results show. A 93 seat jet has no place in their fleet, and as comfortable as the A320s/A321 are Interjet really needs to densify the...Jump to post
Has anyone got any idea how many frames are up for grabs in this RFP? 10-15? (not all for use on longest routes, of course) Well they're gonna need 3 frames for each route, and they said they'd like to do SYD/MEL/BNE-LHR/JFK so that's 6 routes. Assuming these would all be single daily flights that'...Jump to post
The A220 order book has long been full of these questionable orders. Others that are certainly in doubt are Iraq, GulfAir, Odyssey, Privatair, Republic, Ilyushin, Redwings, Porter, etc.. I suspect Airbus will seek to clean the order book up and get clarity one way or the other about who is doing wh...Jump to post
With the 797 coming on-line by 2025 and Boeing's recent acquisition of Embraer (80 percent of the company), there will be enough aircraft to replace the current market of the 737 within the family of Boeing aircraft. In fact, it would be silly for Boeing to continue the 737 program with the new 797...Jump to post
Specifically for FRA-JFK Singapore Airlines flies it daily on the A380 as a fifth freedom from SIN and it will be continuing. Never flown, but arguably SQ is leagues above LH in W and J. Service on F is comparable by what I've read but SQ suites are too good to pass up. If I recall correctly ANZ's L...Jump to post
Interesting. I wonder what’s the main market with Ibiza to Athens - Greek tourism to Ibiza or the other way around. No shortage of beaches and beautiful islands in Greece so maybe predominantly Spanish tourism to Athens and onward connections? Aegean connects a lot of people from nearby countries t...Jump to post