Air France and KLM are different in many ways, in the fact that KLM does really well in regional markets compared to Air France. For example, regional routes in the UK, Norway, etc do really well for KLM. Air France flies to less regional cities and KLM can handle Glasgow better. Just a point to add.Jump to post
Honestly, the 747-8 shouldn't have even been built. Cargo operators may love the plane, but very few passengers operators like it. Only Air China, Korean Air, and Lufthansa operate the 747-8. The A380 is basically the same. It is too large for most airlines and now Emirates is the only customer who ...Jump to post
Condor just launched San Diego, and now Lufthansa will fly there in the future. The market must be kind of big then. Even before an increase in Chicago and re-launching flights to Singapore, Lufthansa added Denver and Tehran as new long haul flights. Sao Paulo also got cut in the process. The A380 i...Jump to post
Also something I feel like I need to add here. With the A380, Lufthansa has often replaced the 747 with on some routes. New York used to be a 747 before getting the A380, along with Miami, Houston, San Francisco, etc. An A380 doesn't replace an most of the time. An 777 (like what Emirates does), or ...Jump to post
This is a much needed improvement for El Al. Why didn't El Al care about its product before this? Honesty, El Al is an airline in which doesn't really seem to care much about the passenger experience. They don't care about there product (until now) and they don't try and deal with the competition. E...Jump to post
Why did Aeromexico end BCN? Aeromexico has been adding new destinations with the 787 (such as AMS), so maybe BCN may be a reality someday. The market is between MEX and BCN is pretty strong. What is the market between DXB and MEX? Along with the rights to allow bookings between BCN and MEX, Emirates...Jump to post
A Brazil service would be a one stop, but with a recovered market could work. South Africa would be direct as there is most likely a good market.Jump to post
I find it silly that AC was never able to fly to BEY in 2003. First of all, airlines like British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Vueling, Turkish Airlines, etc all fly to to the city. As well, despite the fact that the flight to BEY was cancelled in 2003 due to security fears, other airlines from o...Jump to post
This is gonna mess up QR for sure if they don't have airspace from UAE and Saudi Arabia. QR's flights to Africa for example would have to fly around Iran and it would take longer. Hopefully all the issues get fixed as soon as possible.Jump to post
Berlin Brandenburg is a disaster within itself. It wasn't able to open on time. Along with safety issues, both TXL and SXF are handling more passengers than ever before. I doubt that Berlin Brandenburg will actually be able to serve Berlin properly capacity wise with growing traffic numbers and a ra...Jump to post
SJC gained quite a lot of international flights pretty fast. BA to LHR, LH to FRA, HU to PEK, CA to PVG, and NH to NRT. I think I read somewhere that BA and LH were having trouble at SJC, but I may be wrong. I don't know about HU and CA. NH I guess must be doing well at SJC, so they have been doing ...Jump to post
I heard somewhere that SEA-HKG was not doing so well. Am I correct or not? Otherwise, Delta previously flew to HND, and KIX from SEA but it was cut at some time. Why? To be honest, I don't think Delta would add another Asian destination from SEA. Routes to HND and KIX were cut and will not be resume...Jump to post
El Al is resuming TLV-Miami service in November, which is some goods news. However, it is only me who thinks that El Al isn't that competitive? They don't have much new airplanes, don't care about there onboard product, and the security is an hassle for flying on El Al. It's one of the reasons lots ...Jump to post
This is a real comeback for UA in LAX. Quite impressed with UA so far! Flights between LAX and SIN will be pretty long to say the least. Again, UA is doing this ahead of SQ. Do UA and SQ get along? Or do they even codeshare? I wonder what SQ will do. When SQ ended SIN-ICN-SFO for a non-stop SIN-SFO,...Jump to post
When will Almaty get a new airport or terminal? The airport is pretty congested and needs something new now. Also, what future routes can we see from Air Astana? New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Singapore could be new routes for Air Astana? Also, I find it odd that Air Astana flies to Kuala Lumpur. Wh...Jump to post
Why does Emirates not need an Asia brand to fly to TPE? KLM needs it, along with lots of European airlines back in the day. However, Emirates doesn't. The same goes for Turkish Airlines.Jump to post
EY has the highest load factor out of all the ME3 at DFW.Jump to post
Based on the responses so far, here is what I think. It would be nice to have a direct flight from CGN to New York, whatever it is JFK or EWR. CO flew EWR-CGN but it ended in 2008. Nice to see United making an comeback at LAX, because it is an important market. However, there is no way UA would fly ...Jump to post
Who would want to buy a 30 year old 757? Nobody.
Nepal Airlines wants to fly to China, Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia, which I think is possible. But Australia? That seems like a tiny market.
If Alitalia doesn't exist, other airlines will simply pick up the slack. Most routes that AZ flies at LIN are flown by other airlines. AZ offers very few MXP routes, and other airlines will take over even if routes like NRT are cut. At FCO, just because you don't have AZ doesn't mean you can't trave...Jump to post
This is quite a stupid move. It's like shouting out that you have ebola on an airplane. With the fear of terrorism, the pilot reacted the right way.Jump to post
If this is actually going to happen, than maybe AI had something to do with it. AI started SFO and it may have caused EK to have lower load factors possible. EY reduced service because of AI.Jump to post
Why doesn't Finnair fly HEL-LAX when they fly to SFO?
I would guess that when SK flew to SEA there was a lot of onward traffic to HEL.
Does this mean KLM will still get narrowbodies? Then they can still grow in Europe then if they have that.
Otherwise, KLM has been growing faster than AF. KLM added quite a lot of destinations in 2016, and they are launching service to several destinations that are upcoming shortly.
What are the updates on the third runway? When will it be built? MUC seems like one of Europe's best airports, but without a third runway getting new air service will be harder and delays will increase.Jump to post
Air China is still rather small at PVG. They only serve China, Japan, Europe, USA, and Australia. Other than that, they really don't offer much out of PVG for the Star Alliance. Even the new BCN route out of PVG is most likely serving the local market between the two cities. Air China most likely of...Jump to post
United seems to keep causing trouble all over again.Jump to post