This new airport indeed looks small but I guess any additional capacity in Bogota's case is needed, since I heard that the newly expanded Bogota airport already reached or will reach its capacity soon. Looking at Google Earth images, I don't see that they can expand much more there so a new location...Jump to post
So all the rumors summarized we now have the following potentials: Virgin Atlantic, TAP, Air Austral, Swiss, KLM, and British Airways. A friend of mine also heard Lufthansa being interested (maybe linked to Swiss?) Now, which one will it be and when will it start and for how long? A388 British Airw...Jump to post
I've always understood HiFly will be taking two ex-SQ A380's which are the two they just parked so why won't they be taking 9V-SKA?
I thought Hi Fly will take two ex-SQ A380's(?) What happened to this?
Will NAC operate these 10 ATR's themselves or offer them for lease to other airlines? What's the logic or advantage of selling practically new ATR72-600's for the same type but fresh from the manufacturer? Is the saving purely a reduced fleet of the ATR? I thought that leasing a brand new aircraft i...Jump to post
Yes, I always thought there are tax advantages to registering aircraft in Malta because I couldn't think of any other reason to register an aircraft in Malta. With LH Teknik being there and the airport having the infrastructure for an A380 to land there, I think these Hi Fly will indeed be registere...Jump to post
This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdi-hnFrmag is about a dozen years old and shows Airbus' own sidewind tests during a storm at KEF in Iceland. That was before the plane got certified, and sidewind was well above certified maximum allowed sidewind. It can be done, at least by an A380 facto...Jump to post
Good question guyanam. Nobody really knows how Insel Air is doing but I think they are just barely making it with the small operation they have now and little cash to really expand. They are still working on getting one of their MD80's back in the air but it still needs to be certified/approved to f...Jump to post
Impressive to see airlines coming back so soon, I'm very happy for the people of SXM and I take back me earlier comments about the airport not being ready. I read they will be using the FBO terminal for the time being which is a good start. Once again, good to see all these flights back in SXM and l...Jump to post
If Frontier indeed has plans to start SXM flights in 2019, I don't think the current situation in SXM will have any impact on this service, seeing it's planned all the way in 2019. In other news, Aruba Airlines has made public now that they will start Dash-8 flights between the ABC islands on Octobe...Jump to post
jumbojet, have you actually read the article? Why are you overlooking this in the article:
"No date set for restarting of commercial flights"
What don't you understand from that sentence?
jumbojet, the airport can't open for commercial flights if no facilities are in place to handle the passengers and baggage!!! They have to comply to ICAO standards first!!! The article itself mentions that no date is set for restarting commercial flights so no airline will be allowed to come in with...Jump to post
So how will the passengers and luggage be handled when the main terminal is still closed? Will they set up temporary facilities and equipment to have the airport "open"? In other news, I understand that Aruba Airlines plans to start Dash-8 service between the ABC island. The local airline ...Jump to post
I've read the report and the only thing I don't really agree with is that SJU is rated above PTY and LGW (as low cost hub). SJU traffic is mainly to the U.S. so it's pretty much one-directional whereas to me a hub has a lot of flights in both directions. PTY to me in that case, is better as they rea...Jump to post
If it really was feasible they would have done this a long time ago already. There's no room for these taxiways.
Does anybody have the link to a full article about this? The article linked here is closed to non-members of the site. I would like to read everything.
AB also flies to MBJ in Jamaica, correct? Will that route be kept?
Hi, I'm looking for the fuel consumption of the Embraer 120 and Boeing 737-400. Can anyone provide me with this information? I can't find this information on the net which is strange. I actually can't find the fuel consumption of most aircraft on the net. Most websites have the information about the...Jump to post
Just thinking out loud here but marking the winglets might also help with pushback at night at airports that have limited maneuvring space. I assume these red wingtips are an eluminating paint that makes these wingtips better visible at night. For the pilot this can also be handy for taxiing at nigh...Jump to post
Let's not forget that Hi Fly will keep flying these two A380's for at least 5-7 years and probably much longer. In that timeframe we will see the secondhand market for A380's over flooded by Emirates A380's. As others have said, I assume Hi Fly has done their homework on this and only time tell if t...Jump to post
I doubt it will be QF because I don't see main line airlines leasing aircraft this way but of course I can be wrong. Also, wasn't QF thinking of getting rid of their A388's or that the aircraft might be too big? They are not getting rid of their A380s anytime soon but QF has made it clear they are ...Jump to post
That is sad news to see OJ in financial problems. Looking at what guyanam and gunnerman posted I see the problems our own airline (Insel Air) has encountered. Their debts only increased and aircraft performance was going down too. Then it got to the point where they needed to lease quite a few aircr...Jump to post
Thanks for the explanations Rmjhjr and gunnerman. I'm really anxious to see for who Hi Fly will be flying those A380's as it is the first time that second hand A380's will be used on the ACMI market. It is a huge aircraft to lease
silverfox, the part out story is old news I think. Doing a google search I found an article which mentions that part out was considered as an option but that article was from July this year so I'm taking it that they have found an airline to buy these A380's instead of parting them out. In this case...Jump to post
Guys, Hi Fly will be getting two secondhand A380's and will announce in October for who they will be flying these aircraft. Seeing that the TUI Group uses Jamaica as a cruise ship hub where you receive several cruise ship related charter flights on a single day, is it possible they might want to con...Jump to post
I'm also intrigued to know which airline Hi Fly will be using these A380's for seeing that they will announce later who they will be flying for. Based on what I read here so far, the majority point to military troops. I'm anxious to know about the plans for these Hi Fly A380's. Can it be the TUI gro...Jump to post
The fact that an aircraft lands doesn't mean it has to be handled immediately. If the ground staff or the aviation authorities deem it unsafe to handle the aircraft they can just wait until they are allowed to work on the aircraft. This is cheaper then diverting to another airport and all the extra ...Jump to post
I think it was Knutsford Express that I used to go from Kingston to Montego a few years ago. It was an exhausting ride looking at the time but at the same time you could see more of Jamaica which is nice. If I would travel between these two cities again, I don't know if I would use the bus again. It...Jump to post
Small correction, there are traffic rights between CUR and LIS via the bilateral agreement between CUR and Portugal but TP doesn't use them now. I hope that one day we will get flights to/from LIS again. There is a Portuguese population here but it's not big enough to warrant flights to/from Portuga...Jump to post
Has IB now combined the SDQ and CCS flights in one flight resulting in the A340-600 being used instead of the A330 which was used before?
I join DolphinAir on this one. The route in my opinion would never be possible if it wasn't for subsidies. Traffic just isn't there but nice to see they tried it.
I know someone will be very sad to see this route go but there's always a connection with AA via Miami I'm guessing