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by berari
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?
Replies: 25
Views: 1936

Re: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?

Can we have fantasy/hypothetical types of questions in this forum moved to a new appropriately named forum?

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by berari
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6161

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

I think that the assumption that JFK-NBO would be low yielding is unfounded. While NBO is not a financial capital, both NYC and NBO are some of the largest NGO capitals of their respective regions. While the for profit sector has gotten much more stingy with travel policies, the United Nations guar...

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by berari
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!

I'm pretty sure a three times weekly flight, connecting through a west African airport, is not going to drive down prices on JNB-JFK, given the premium that can be attracted for the non-stop and also considering the huge number of other one-stop options with massive capacity between JNB and NYC (IA...

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by berari
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!

This is super exciting! Flight is operated using B738 that would otherwise sit idle at JNB after having flown in ADD-JNB overnight and waiting for its return JNB-ADD overnight the next day.

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by berari
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian
Replies: 55
Views: 7848

Re: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian

This is no different than when United did TED, or Air Canada does Rouge, where the airlines are created low cost subsidiaries with different work contracts.In the case of Norwegian, they have used the facilities available to them to create a subsidiary outside their home base that favour their busi...

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by berari
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian
Replies: 55
Views: 7848

Re: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian

This is no different than when United did TED, or Air Canada does Rouge, where the airlines are created low cost subsidiaries with different work contracts.In the case of Norwegian, they have used the facilities available to them to create a subsidiary outside their home base that favour their busin...

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by berari
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air finalises deal for 20 ATR
Replies: 11
Views: 1977

Re: Iran Air finalises deal for 20 ATR

Why ATRs? What were the reasons for these over the Q400 for example?

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by berari
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?
Replies: 49
Views: 6171

Re: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?

Why make this story about Delta when it really is about Kenya Airways? Delta canceled plans to serve Nairobi within days of inauguration citing security concerns. As far as Kenya Airways is concerned, it'd need to do a one stop somewhere at least on the westbound portion of the trip to be able to ma...

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by berari
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian @ EWR
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Ethiopian @ EWR

That's bizarre. It started happening on the 15th of February. The ADD-LFW-EWR-LFW-ADD route has had minor challenges with on time performance on the eastbound portion (late departures mostly,) but unsure what could warrant an aircraft sitting around for over 24 hours.

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by berari
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No antilles flights from EIN
Replies: 13
Views: 2037

Re: No antilles flights from EIN

How much of an issue is the drug issue? How many mules are caught yearly? What are the "special" facilities? And with such scrutiny on these flights, why would mules even use them anymore?

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by berari
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4061

Re: MEX getting Rouged

Now if only AM started flying from other Mexican cities into Canada, namely Puerto Vallarta, Cancun etc. Seeing that WS codeshares with AM on MEX routes, and that it commands service to the tourist destinations, I am not expecting this to happen any time soon.

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by berari
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4061

Re: MEX getting Rouged

I have flown Rough on A319 at B763 and can tell you that the seat pitch and seat quality (cushion on the bum) are inferior to mainline AC. The A319 on sub 4 hours flights was terrible. Interior is gloomy, the quality of the service/staff is also inferior. But it is here to stay, and AC is expanding ...

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by berari
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines rejects request to manage Arik Air
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Ethiopian Airlines rejects request to manage Arik Air

Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) has reportedly rejected an offer from the state-owned Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to take over management of struggling Arik Air (W3, Lagos) reports Business Day Online. AMCON recently took over Arik Air following mounting financial and operat...

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by berari
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49363

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

All I can see is a goose. With the windshield.

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by berari
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ET501 IAD-ADD diverting to St John's Newfoundland
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Ethiopian ET501 IAD-ADD diverting to St John's Newfoundland

https://www.flightradar24.com/ETH501/c44fc33
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Looks like ET501, a 77L operating Washington Dulles to Addis Ababa is diverting to St John's Newfoundland in Canada.Currently at 3000ft.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ETH501/c44fc33

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by berari
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines temporary removes Jakarta reservations from June 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Ethiopian Airlines temporary removes Jakarta reservations from June 2017

ET schedule updates are quite erratic leading up to commencement of services. Only in recent times have we seen new services loaded into GDSs up to 6 months in advance. Case in point, their new service to Madagascar starts within two months and was only loaded a couple of weeks back. It is still pos...

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by berari
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to go 3 daily to Nairobi from 1st June 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

Re: Emirates to go 3 daily to Nairobi from 1st June 2017

By comparison, Kenya Airways operates NBO-DXB as follows:
- Daily: mix of B788/B738
- 6x per week: B738

Like South African in its home turf, Kenya Airways is battered by the ME3 with three times daily service from Dubai by EK, three times daily service from Doha by QR, daily from Abu Dhabi by Etihad.

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by berari
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending Taipei service
Replies: 106
Views: 17125

Re: Delta ending Taipei service

With all the rhetoric surrounding DL needing to court JAL or missing such opportunity, doing so, at least in JAL's perspective would have meant giving home turf access to a foreign entity when JAL itself could grow on its own. JAL's association with AA gives both parties equal opportunity on service...

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by berari
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to offer Economy class passengers lounge access at DXB for a fee
Replies: 38
Views: 6001

Re: Emirates to offer Economy class passengers lounge access at DXB for a fee

Buy a deeply discounted Economy fare. A 4-6 hour layover at DXB? Pay $200 for a posh experience. Yes sir.

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by berari
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15099

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

Ethiopian has a whole bunch of departures after midnight from ADD As well as most of their flights leaving the middle east back to ADD leaving at around 4:00 am. To be fair, 0300 is rush hour at Abu Dhabi. I would say Aeromexico Flights 3 and 4 have awful timing. Given that it's in SkyTeam, why can...

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by berari
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare
Replies: 21
Views: 4942

Re: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare

How sustainable is all this growth at Rwandair? Rwandair is government owned and unsurprisingly loses money. None of this is about making a sustainable commercial airline. Government owned, perhaps follows ET's model (its Chairman is ET's ex CEO.) It's still a fairly young airline and will take tim...

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by berari
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare
Replies: 21
Views: 4942

Re: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare

Rwandair were rumoured to be starting their LGW flight on 17 January already - they are leaving it pretty close then to formally launch it ! Nothing is loaded through mid July Strange! Even the KQ 737 spent around 12 hours on the ground. I think it has to do with crew scheduling. Same crew operatin...

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by berari
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15099

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

No such thing as horrible times unless the flight is timed to leave late at night and arrives before sunrise (i.e. DEP @1205AM and ARR @0300) with no connection opportunities. Many of the flights in above replies are timed to meet connections either at the departure point or the arrival point for th...

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by berari
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al flight paths to Asia + more revealed by new receiver at Hargeisa, Somalia
Replies: 20
Views: 5837

Re: El Al flight paths to Asia + more revealed by new receiver at Hargeisa, Somalia

Hargeisa, Somaliland!!! Funny I Googled before I posted. Wikipedia has it as Somalia. Further reading shows "It is the capital of the Republic of Somaliland, which is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia." So I will stand corrected and say Hargeisa, Somaliland, So...

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by berari
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al flight paths to Asia + more revealed by new receiver at Hargeisa, Somalia
Replies: 20
Views: 5837

El Al flight paths to Asia + more revealed by new receiver at Hargeisa, Somalia

A new ADS-B receiver went online at Hargeisa, Somalia on Monday and gives some great insight into what sort of traffic patterns exist (pardon me if I am not using the right terms:) - El Al flights from Far East enter Somali Airspace from the east, fly over Hargeisa, then over Djibouti, Eritrea then ...

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by berari
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Moments ago" for posted time
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: "Moments ago" for posted time

I posted the above message many hours ago and it still shows as Moments Ago.

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by berari
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Moments ago" for posted time
Replies: 2
Views: 524

"Moments ago" for posted time

It appears that the site posts "moments ago" for a timestamp for replies that happened more than moments ago. I'd expect "moments ago" to reflect something that happened within the last couple of minutes, but seems to linger for much longer. Can you remove this and simply display...

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by berari
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET to Madagascar in Summer 2017?
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: ET to Madagascar in Summer 2017?

It'll be starting in March and operated nonstop three times a week and is not seasonal. In the same region, Moroni in the Comoros has been quite successful and will be served nonstop starting this summer with a mix of 787s and 77Ws! At this rate I expect to see a capacity increase to Paris in the ne...

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by berari
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet CEO blasts new YYC terminal
Replies: 33
Views: 8829

Re: WestJet CEO blasts new YYC terminal

I get that the terminal is built for the future. I have gripes about it and the airport in general: - YYC has one of the highest airport improvement fees at $30. We don't ever expect this to get lower - People movers: these would do wonders. I flew YYC-YVR-SEA on AC last week. The trek from domestic...

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by berari
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2201
Views: 665143

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 55 (Aercap) has moved to the delivery centre.


Where's AerCap's aircraft going?

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by berari
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customs and baggage at YYC.
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: Customs and baggage at YYC.

As for the Duty Free, Cabo makes you walk through one and it's a big maze. Don't like it. Hopefully it won't be nearly as bad in YYC. I get that many airports do this. The thing with the one at YYC I think is that it's narrow, and when you go up the escalator into duty free, you have to make a u-tu...

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by berari
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customs and baggage at YYC.
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: Customs and baggage at YYC.

And yes, Nexus is theoretically for customs only. At certain airports, the airport authority might decide to give NEXUS holders priority screening at security, but this isn't necessarily the case at all airports. In this case, YYC has decided to go backwards and decided to get NEXUS folks to line u...

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by berari
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customs and baggage at YYC.
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: Customs and baggage at YYC.

Unsure. Flew transborder the other day and found that NEXUS lines are gone, that you are lining up with everyone else when going through security checkpoint including having to take shoes off and all. The CATSA folks are snarky. One of them shouted NEXUS was meant for customs only" at one poor ...

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by berari
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 delivery flight via Heathrow
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Q400 delivery flight via Heathrow

https://twitter.com/rogerslaytor45/stat ... 8670263296
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I find it odd to see a delivery flight go through Heathrow, one of the most capacity-constrained airports, but here's Ethiopian's latest Q400 on a fuel stop. Flew in at 0845 and left at 1103 on Thursday.

https://twitter.com/rogerslaytor45/stat ... 8670263296

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by berari
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back
Replies: 44
Views: 9922

Re: Emirates to open a long haul base in Geneva? Swiss authorities are holding back

It's a matter of time before ET gets into GVA or ZRH given the diplomatic traffic that it could get into Switzerland. I was surprised to see ET go into Vienna before any of these two cities, but I also imagine that its decision was based on the possibility of code sharing with Austrian while SWISS c...

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by berari
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1699
Views: 126642

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

According to all things 787, line #16 for Ethiopian which is painted and ready to go is not going to be delivered until late July. Anyone know why? LN 16 is not yet painted and is still undergoing the final rework. After rollout all Terrible Teens spent 1 to 1 1/2 months on the flightline in prepar...

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by berari
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery
Replies: 27
Views: 3914

Re: Boeing 787's in Star Alliance livery

What's the requirement from Star Alliance in terms of minimum number of aircraft to paint?

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by berari
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico to begin Calgary
Replies: 39
Views: 4396

Re: AeroMexico to begin Calgary

This is spectacular, as it now presents an option for people who want to go to South America without having to go through the US. The problem is that transit in MEX does not exist and is horrendous... but I'd imagine AM fighting with US carriers for connecting traffic, since AC refuses to launch So...

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by berari
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow
Replies: 53
Views: 6245

Re: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow

That was a whole lot of hype for nothing. Then again it's MEM.

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by berari
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2201
Views: 665143

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Ethiopian has loaded service to FRA to be on the A350 as of mid June. This will require two additional aircraft delivered by then since it will also continue to operate the existing two examples on LHR/DXB rotations. The two new pair will also allow for a day time rotation to ABV.

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by berari
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET to begin Chengdu, move middle stop for KUL
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

Re: ET to begin Chengdu, move middle stop for KUL

BKK is notoriously an open skies airport. Don't see how ET is not able to fly fifth freedom. In past route openings that involved BKK, ET has initially marketed routes such as ADD-BKK-CAN, ADD-BKK-HKG and ADD-BKK-KUL without 5th freedom between BKK-CAN, BKK-HKG and BKK-KUL. Eventually they were abl...

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by berari
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET to begin Chengdu, move middle stop for KUL
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

Re: ET to begin Chengdu, move middle stop for KUL

This is interesting to hear from Ethiopian Airlines. Nice to see Singapore is getting a boost of flights to Africa, but flying ADD-SIN-KUL & KUL-SIN-ADD seems to be better than terminating service between ADD & SIN. With the new service to Chengdu, I can't seem to understand the BKK stopove...

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by berari
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET to begin Chengdu, move middle stop for KUL
Replies: 14
Views: 1881

Re: ET to begin Chengdu, move middle stop for KUL

This is a big year for Ethiopian with all new services coming online! The slew of operational changes in Asia are a pleasant surprise/addition. My thoughts: - I was expecting to see ADD-SIN-CGK to happen instead of ADD-SIN-KUL especially given the 5th freedom that ET has on BKK-KUL sector. But his g...

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by berari
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian 787 diversion to Athens
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Ethiopian 787 diversion to Athens

An Ethiopian flight from Addis Ababa to Rome diverted to Athens, Greece over the weekend "when the crew received a multitude of system messages including the failure of left and right hand bus power control units (BPCU), the failure of the left hand engine (Trent 1000) electronic control (EEC) ...

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by berari
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 51
Views: 8046

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

Looks like there was a Kalitta 742 at LCK on Sunday. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/C ... 295-3-0-20 There are many industries shipping and receiving out of Ohio from that airport. Emirates, Cargolux, Kalitta are all regular visitors. I understand. But Ethiopian Cargo flying into the US is n...

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by berari
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates pulling out of Abuja, possibly soon out of Lagos
Replies: 4
Views: 2645

Emirates pulling out of Abuja, possibly soon out of Lagos

Emirates, one of the biggest foreign airlines operating in Nigeria, has said it is stopping flight operations to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja effective October 22nd 2016. Similarly, East African carrier Kenya Airways, has announced that it will suspend flights to Abuja with effec...

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by berari
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYC International Terminal Building
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Re: YYC International Terminal Building

Re: call to gate, I can also see how it works well in space constrained airports, where the piers cannot be as wide as they historically have been. In places like LGW and LHR where expansion has been happening in place, I see how this could alleviate congestion and be put in place. In places like YY...

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by berari
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 51
Views: 8046

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

Picking up DHL freight and other contracts to go to Africa. Out of Ohio? Can you give us dates, flight numbers, aircraft types? This is Columbus Ohio we are talking about right? There are many industries shipping and receiving out of Ohio from that airport. Emirates, Cargolux, Kalitta are all regul...

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