I also see the MAD-BOG route as an important A350 destination. It's a big market that is served about 3 times a day by their competitor AV which uses modern equipment too (787). It wouldn't surprise me that IB will send the A350 to BOG sooner rather than later. Just my opinion.
Strong rumors in ME that they are negotiating sending their 77Fs to EK along with pilots. Interesting!!! Didn't EK move 747Fs to Atlas or someone else? EK never operated the 744F themselves. These were leased from Atlas Air at the time and the contract was not extended. They also leased a Belgian 7...Jump to post
Can someone explain to me how to read these schedule changes? How should I read this: AA PHL-SXM MAY 0.5>0 JUN 0.8>0 JUL 0.9>0 AUG 0.6>0.1 A388 AA won't be operating PHL-SXM from May to July which explains the ">0" part. In August they will operate the flight 3 times (0.1 multiplied by th...Jump to post
Can someone explain to me how to read these schedule changes? How should I read this:
AA PHL-SXM MAY 0.5>0 JUN 0.8>0 JUL 0.9>0 AUG 0.6>0.1
So is it definitive that both Garuda and Royal Air Maroc will be leasing those HiFly A380's? I assume those Hajj flights aren't year round so which other routes wilk they use the A380 for? Or is the lease term only for the Hajj period? I assume these A380's won't be getting the full livery of these ...Jump to post
Not sure if this is the right way to solve this slot issue. KL has given ABC some slots to solve this but this isn't a real solution. What if more airlines will want or demand the same of they lose slots at AMS? KL can't give away slots like that, not even they get something in return from the other...Jump to post
Miami has been trying to get an Asian airline to fly to Miami for so long, now Air China will start flights to Panama, starting March 2018. They will fly Peking-Houston-Panama twice a week. I still believe MIA will eventually get nonstop passenger flights from Asia but it takes so long. I hope they ...Jump to post
I'm not surprised at all that BW went for the ATR because going for the Q400 means they will have to replace their entire ATR fleet which means everybody has to be retained for a new aircraft type from maintenance to pilots. Even though they have operated the Dash8 before there is still training inv...Jump to post
I agree, the tail colors shouldn't be changed drastically but it can be updated just a little bit. I also hope the rest of the aircraft will get more colors and larger airline titles with a new font.
Guyanam mentioned in 1998 BWIA operated 2 flights a day to NYC, 1 L1011 doing the GEO-POS-JFK-POS-GEO and the MD80 between BGI-JFK. as BWIA turned into CAL more seats were added to try to meet demand. Caribbean484, what's up my friend. Long time no see here. I remember seeing the BWIA L1011 and MD8...Jump to post
At first I thought the new livery was a metallic blue color but I think the shadows in the blue color are just painted like that and not caused by the reflection of the sun on the aircraft. I would have loved a metallic blue color more (just like how VS has the metallic red colors) but I still like ...Jump to post
This is why I don't really like to consolidate air show threads in one discussion per aircraft manufacturer as has been done here because orders that are announced get lost in discussions that are not related to the air show threads itself. There are no orders announced but yet this thread has three...Jump to post
So HiFly will indeed take 9V-SKA as I said before.
Now the next question is where they will fly their A380's too
Here's a WN MAX flight, http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA4275/history/20171105/2210Z/KSAN/KBWI Shows aircraft type as a B38M. Interesting, didn't know they were getting a separate id or is that unusual? All 737-8MAX aircraft so far have been given this aircraft type (B38M). Not unusual. The A3...Jump to post
mikegigs, having the same amount of aircraft on order as the current fleet indeed isn't that usual but it's not unusual. As someone else already said, these new aircraft will replace the current fleet in phases. It's not like they will retire 50 aircraft at once to replace them with 50 new ones. As ...Jump to post
Thanks Polot, I did see the EU rule on foreign ownership not being more then 49%. Brazil is now still 20% for foreign ownership of a Brazilian based airline but they want to remove that entirely so any foreign company can establish an airline in Brazil? Is this plan still going ahead or has it been ...Jump to post
Hello, Are there countries nowadays that require locally based airlines to have a local ownership for 51% (meaning that a foreign company or airline can only own 49% of the locally based airline)? I remember reading some time ago that Brazil changes their local law giving foreign airlines the possib...Jump to post
AA's 737-8MAX is on its way to POS!!! You can track it here:
Why is POS chosen for this flight? It looks like a test flight if I look at the flight number(?)
With all Fokkers gone now and the 747 fleet gradually shrinking, we are increasingly witnessing the new era in the aviation industry, 777's, 787's, A350's and E190's, E175's that are replacing these Fokker aircraft and 747 aircraft. I know KL has extended the lease on part of their A330 fleet, for h...Jump to post
Norwegian does have a few 737's based in FDF and PTP so it doesn't sound as odd as one might think if they want to connect in PTP/FDF to destinations served from there. Who knows.
Wow that is very good news. Is the Colombia to Spain market the biggest of South America? Avianca has multiple daily flights between BOG and MAD and they also have flights between other cities too. Air Europa has daily flights to BOG too.
In any case good news for Level.
F-WLXV has just departed BAQ but I don't know if it's a test flight or whether it's going to another airport(?)
Boeing does tests in CUR too. Why would Airbus not do the same here? Ideal weather conditions here.
I now see AIB351 went to BAQ. Why did it go there? Promotional tour for Avianca? I though it was going to South America for testing or is it a promotional tour?
At which airports will the A351 be testing on South America and what will it do after those tests?
I assume it will go to Bolivia? Are there other countries it will go to? Any air shows or public displays maybe?
Well what a nice video and I'll ask my partner to share this at work and who knows. Would be a nice thing to do, Calgary in Calgary. They better hurry; she's scheduled to retire in exactly 10 weeks time. Iemand91, here are the photos I took of PH-BFT in CUR on a huminatarian aid flight to SXM: 4583...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