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by NichCage
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX finally gets A350 service!
Replies: 17
Views: 3673

Re: LAX finally gets A350 service!

LH658 wrote:
TG and MH, doesn't fly to LAX any more. When they did, they did fly the A380.


TG flew the A345 and the 772 to LAX, not the A380. MH flew the 772 as well before they cut LAX from there network.

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by NichCage
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX finally gets A350 service!
Replies: 17
Views: 3673

Re: LAX finally gets A350 service!

It really impresses me how many international airlines serve and launch LAX. TBIT must be pretty crowded however.

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 tests new gate at ATL
Replies: 10
Views: 2829

Re: AF A380 tests new gate at ATL

Maybe QR could have used that gate perhaps lol.

Does KE still fly the A380 to ATL?

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"
Replies: 16
Views: 1696

Re: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"

So this rapper was actually kicked off an WestJet flight for being too loud.

Whatever, this isn't going to become breaking news.

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen
Replies: 21
Views: 3855

Re: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen

There are no direct flights from the country of France to Saint Pierre, but you can get a connecting flight through places like Montreal, Halifax, Saint John's, and a few other cities in the maritimes. I believe when it comes to Saint Pierre, if your staying more than 90 days you need a passport. Bu...

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to launch IAD
Replies: 29
Views: 9312

Re: CX to launch IAD

Being reported on other forums To be announced very soon at MPC event I am surprised IAD before DFW Also another 2 new Cities to be announced for 2018 already announced 2018 Dublin, Copenhagen Brussels and Nanning 2018 is set to be a Huge expansion year for CX! On another forum there was mention th...

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 17563

Re: CX to leave OW for Star

I don't think it will happen. Just because there launching service to an Star Alliance hub doesn't mean there switching alliances. For example, they launched flights to ZRH which is an Star Alliance hub and they didn't switch alliances at all.

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by NichCage
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan to further grow US service; codeshare with AS + B6 in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5632

Re: Hainan to further grow US service; codeshare with AS + B6 in 2018

It's nice to see HU do well on the international routes at PVG. SEA and BOS appear to be doing well, while BRU was resumed and TLV was started.

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by NichCage
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of UA 747s
Replies: 15
Views: 2621

Re: Fate of UA 747s

I think it would be amazing if there was some sort of airplane museum where retired planes go not to be destroyed, but instead being able to walk inside them and look around. Keeping the planes the way they are and not destroying them or taking them apart sounds a lot better. People would like that ...

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by NichCage
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 5730

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

I think it is pretty clear that EVERYBODY needs to have there seatbelt on.

Just follow the rules on an plane and you'll be fine.

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by NichCage
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 12403

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

EWR has very few SkyTeam airlines, other than Delta. Air France, KLM, and Alitalia don't serve EWR anymore. JFK has basically most SkyTeam airlines, but it's far from an SkyTeam hub. DL has it's main base at T4 along with a few other SkyTeam airlines. AF, SV, MU, and a whole bunch of other airlines ...

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by NichCage
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4413

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

So I assume the main building will be for Asiana Airlines, The Satellite Terminal will be for oneworld/unaffiliated airlines, and Terminal 2 will be for Korean Air and eventually every other SkyTeam airline? Nice terminal it seems like. Was ICN congested terminal wise before the Terminal 2 opening? ...

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DEN has an indoor ice rink
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: DEN has an indoor ice rink

Reminds me of SIN in a way. Haven't been there before, but they have everything in the airport, including a movie theater.

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 18261

Re: United ending Xian

Hangzhou did even worse when UA launched a second daily SFO-PVG.

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicago
Replies: 19
Views: 4406

Re: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicago

Also, it's nice to see MUC gain service to South America again.

Why did LH cut MUC-GRU? Will LH resume MUC-GRU sometime in the future or no?

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian in Boston
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Scandinavian in Boston

Why would SK fly Stavanger-Houston? If there even a market between the two cities? Maybe it would have been better for SK to fly CPH-IAH instead.

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicago
Replies: 19
Views: 4406

Re: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicago

Bit unrelated, but how do these clowns label Avianca as one of the world unsafest airlines? https://www.thelocal.de/20170103/these-are-the-safest-airlines-in-germany "...The most unsafe airlines worldwide were Garuda Indonesia, Avianca Colombia and Taiwan’s China Airlines in last place... I do...

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by NichCage
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF
Replies: 41
Views: 17798

Re: Qatar Airways buys 50 new Airbus jets

QR will most likely lose money and yet there buying more planes.

They can't be making the money themselves, somebody is giving it to them.

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by NichCage
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 20032

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

It would be nice to WestJet join SkyTeam.

Is it true that WestJet wanted to make an agreement with Southwest a while back or something?

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by NichCage
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9033

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

YYZ, not bad choice maybe they can use Westjet to use as partner to connect pax else where in Canada/US. Lot of Russians in Canada. Aeroflot actually served YYZ quite a while back but it was cut. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/aeroflot-cancels-direct-fligh...

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by NichCage
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian turnaround plans & new Washington DC route
Replies: 20
Views: 4281

Re: Royal Jordanian turnaround plans & new Washington DC route

Royal Jordanian is an O&D carrier in my eyes. They serve routes that are demanded from AMM and handle very few connecting passengers. It seems like they operate too many planes, and having the A320 and 787 is fine enough. Also, Royal Jordanian hasn't done that well on new routes launched. They l...

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by NichCage
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 4875

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

Many airlines such as PR, VN, and GA have launched flights to LHR and they found proper slots for themselves. At some point CI will want to move to LHR, but how will they get the slots? From AF or KL possibly?

Otherwise, how did CI fail LHR several years ago?

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by NichCage
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead
Replies: 17
Views: 4333

Re: Air India rules out BCN, strengthens MAD flights instead

I don't think AR leaving BCN had anything to do with the economic meltdown. Even without it, BCN seems like it was struggling and it was bound to be cut at some point. It will be cut next year. Still, I don't think it will stop airline from increasing capacity or frequencies, or launching new routes...

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by NichCage
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380
Replies: 23
Views: 8285

Re: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380

Is it true that Delta converted some gates in the South Satellite to stand gates that can accommodate regional aircraft? Otherwise, SEA is a pretty busy airport and needs expansion. There's gonna be a lot of international expansion next year with Aer Lingus, Air France, and Aeromexico launching flig...

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10265

Re: Why no United to Africa?

I know that IAH-LAD is operated weekly on a charter basis, but would TAAG or even United think of launching IAH-LAD as scheduled flights? Or even IAH-LOS-LAD could be operated by UA one day.

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by NichCage
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Eurowings Ops
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Question About Eurowings Ops

Niki is an Air Berlin owned airline still operating I believe.

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by NichCage
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF
Replies: 51
Views: 9190

Re: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF

I find it surprising that Air Canada is adding YEG-SFO. They have scaled back there presence in YEG (including cutting LHR for example) and don't even serve cities like LAX and LAS.

Why did UA cut SFO-YEG?

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10413

Re: Joon and Air France

Both Berlin and Barcelona are major tourist hotspots, so both destinations make sense to be served on Joon.

Maybe routes like BKK which is low yielding could be flown by JOON perhaps.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds Canadian flights
Replies: 14
Views: 5349

Re: AA adds Canadian flights

What happened to DFW-YEG?

Otherwise, it's a nice little expansion.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 18714

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

Nice to see LEVEL in ORY. There also expanding BCN which is also good, despite the fact that PUJ is being cut with BOS being added.
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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 6804

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas to discontinue EZE-BCN

LEVEL seems to be doing pretty good on BCN-EZE along with every other route, the only bad route being PUJ (being cut next year).

Nice to see LEVEL doing good in BCN and adding new routes (to BOS in 2018) despite the fact that I heard they wanted to add LEVEL at MAD.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 11683

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

So they were both on the taxiway at the same time and this happened?

I think there was another incident where an A380 hit a CRJ at JFK or something like that.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils the special Negaraku livery on its second Airbus A350-900
Replies: 30
Views: 10337

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils the special Negaraku livery on its second Airbus A350-900

Pretty nice livery. Is MH now profitable? How have there profits been?

Otherwise, it's nice to see MH recover from the crisis a few years ago. It seems like there doing a lot better. Maybe they could use the A359 to resume AMS and CDG for example.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 12180

Re: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

Airport security is not perfect. I think that having Israeli airport security at North American airports would be bad. Imagine an airport like LAX having it. Every car driving to the airport would be slowed down because of questioning. Passenger questioning would also cause major line ups. It would ...

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO says legacy carriers underestimated their (LCCs) effect until it was too late
Replies: 16
Views: 6078

Re: KLM CEO says legacy carriers underestimated their (LCCs) effect until it was too late

I would think that QR gets a lot of government subsidies. The government of Qatar is rich and can give lots of money to QR. Even if QR is losing money from this crisis that is still going on, if they can order more planes and launch new routes despite that they can't be making the money themselves.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX construction & expansion, traffic congestion
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Re: LAX construction & expansion, traffic congestion

How is the TBIT Satellite concourse going along?

Otherwise, LAX seems like a mess. Handling too much passengers without enough gates and terminal space. Traffic also seems like an nightmare.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and its flopping investments
Replies: 13
Views: 4716

Re: Etihad and its flopping investments

I also think Etihad is doing bad financially. There also cutting routes as well.

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by NichCage
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca applying for the Bogota - Chicago route
Replies: 43
Views: 4719

Re: Avianca applying for the Bogota - Chicago route

Why does Avianca seem to have a hub in BOG and a hub in El Salvador. Many routes are not flown from BOG and are indirect.

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by NichCage
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Sick bags not on recent flights
Replies: 18
Views: 5980

Re: Air Sick bags not on recent flights

I've never seen an airsickness bag on any flights that I've been on.

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates goes all-A380 to FRA
Replies: 2
Views: 3372

Re: Emirates goes all-A380 to FRA

If I'm correct, DUS, FRA, and MUC are all A380 for EK. HAM still gets 2 77W's a day.

Also, can HAM handle the A380? Is EK even planning on flying the A380 to HAM in the future?

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did SAS fly long distance from Germany in the 70ies?
Replies: 21
Views: 3381

Re: Did SAS fly long distance from Germany in the 70ies?

What year did SAS start SEA?

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE
Replies: 25
Views: 4178

Re: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE

CTU-JFK and CTU-ORD on HU must be a pretty long flight.

Also, I find it quite odd that SZX is gaining flights to Europe when HKG and CAN are nearby. SZX has gained flights to FRA on Air China, and I believe BRU and VIE are planned by HU.

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 8751

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?

CGN is a pretty big cargo hub. The airport is not that busy and has lots of space for cargo stuff.

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21898

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I find it pretty amazing that the new Istanbul Airport will be open by next year possibly. Construction only started in 2015 I believe, so they are doing a good job building an new airport for Istanbul in only a few years when it's urgently needed. Even the new Berlin airport was planned for much lo...

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 53
Views: 8143

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

I assume Air China is state owned by the government. So I assume that Air China is sometimes forced to fly routes they don't want to? I thought I read somewhere saying they were forced to start YUL-HAV. Still, if CA has a long ground time at IAH at least an tag on flight will keep the aircraft in th...

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 9305

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

Maybe BA will expand from LCY with new routes. Maybe they could fly to cities like BRU, LUX, CGN, MUC, HAM, OSL, CPH, ARN, MAD, BCN, etc.

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by NichCage
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Milan & OPO network changes. Increase EZE and SCL
Replies: 37
Views: 8592

Re: IB Milan & OPO network changes. Increase EZE

LIN is quite a tiny airport in which it seems like it cannot be expanded much. Pretty tiny as well it seems.

LIN may be closer to Milan, but why don't airlines choose MXP to fully base there operations? They have more capacity at MXP then at LIN.

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by NichCage
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea
Replies: 25
Views: 9912

Re: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea

I didn't realize that TK handled lots of Turkey O&D traffic. I thought they had a lot more international transfer traffic. TK has quite a large domestic network that connects at IST and SAW to connect to other destinations. Even with international transfer traffic which helps them on some market...

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 10167

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

So PHL and SEA will be launched next year, which is confirmed.

Otherwise, why don't they fly to YUL? Montreal seems to make sense to Aer Lingus considering they used to serve the city. Both AC and TS serve the market.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China suspends FNJ
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: Air China suspends FNJ

Air Koryo will still the serve the market, even if Air China is gone.

How many Chinese tourists visit North Korea? Otherwise, while this may sound like a dumb question, are North Koreans allowed to visit China?

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